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THE PROSPECTS OF FREETRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
THE PROSPECTS OF FREETRADE. It is said (writes a Sydoe? correspon dent) that the Opposition is about to enter upon a Protectionist propaganda Mr. Lyne, who 13 determined not to be a leader in name only, U ' billed' for the west, and to audiences at Orange, Dubbo. and other parts he is soon to appear, and demonstrate the absolute trustfulness of a policy of free trade. Ab he is one of the very few men in tho ranks of his party who believe in Protection pure and simple — the others have taken ib on as a means of obtaining votes — be is to be respected though one may disagree with him. He, however, must be content to remain out of office for two ort'irce years. His time will come, and I am afraid that its coming wi 1 be aided by free traders themselves. They will soon be sick and tired of the direcb taxation which has been initiated. They dou'tknow what it ig, but onco they got ft \m\Q -2f ty tjiey \yl\\ $0.6 bo. en amoured of it.~ Direct taxation will be to them what the voluntary pri...
CORRYONG RACE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
CORRYONG RAGE CLUB. The annual meeting of the above club took place on New Year's Day. The weather being fine, a large concourse of people attended the fixture. Mr. J. Dobinscn, who has no horses running at present, undertook: the duties of handisappor, and gave' general satibfaotion. The racing resulted as followo : — HUBDLB EAOB, Of 10 sovs. About one mile and a half. K. Pierce'a b f Glenmary, by Glenmarkie— Bonnie Mary, 4 yrs, ] 1st («'. Tyrell) ... 1 7. Waters' b h Votary, 6 y/a, 11.2 (F Waller) 2 0. Wheeler's (jun.) b g Kakosis, 4 yrs, 11 3 (O. Wheeler) ? ... ... 3 Conceit (Hat) was the only ether starter. Glenmary won easily by aix lengths from Votary. Conceit unseated her. rider, but he was not injured, Time, 3min 12Jseo. TUIAL STAKES One mih. Weight for ac;e. T, Paton's Blue Blood, by Mivna— Mary Gray, 8 9 (Kurall) ? ... 1 P. and W. Mttoheli'H br o Noorlgoo, 3 jrs, 1 8 2 (Bingham) ? , ... 2 T. Vogel'a br m Lochialn, C yrs. 8,13 (Low« den) ? :., ,,, * .,, 3 Frailty 8 13, Teet...
PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSIONERS IN SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
PUBLIC SERVICE CGHSSIONERS IN SYDNEY. ? ^ ? Tbe Esecutiv8 Council on Tuesday ap pointed Mr. G. A. Wilson, manager of the Sydney branch ot the Bank ot New Zealand and inspector of its Australian branches; Mr. .J. Barling, Under Secretary of Public Works ; and Mr. T. A. Cogblan, the Government statist, as members of the Public Service Commission. The duty of the new board is to reorganise the civil service of the colony, and to conduct it apart from any political influence. The members have equal status, and will occupy the chair in rotation. At the request of his two colleagues Mr. Wilson has con sented to act as chairman for the first year.
KILLED BY A SHARK. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
KILLED BY A SIURK. On Saturday afternoon five young boys, oblivious of the danger incurred in open harbor bathing, went for a swim in John* son's Bay, at Pyrmont, within a stone's throw of the Pyrmont Baths. The bathers dived off the wharf, and splashed about in the water, when a man named Alfred Johnson, who waa watching the boys, suddenly observed the fin and tail of a large shark, which was swimming towards the bathers. The monster dashed past one boy and seized Wm. Reddie, aged 11 years. So near did it go to the other bather that its tail actually struck him as it seized Reddie. Regardless of personal danger Johnson bravely plunged into the water with bis clothes on and waded out until he reached Reddio. The poor lad was unable to speak, but feebly stretched out Ii3 band in suiplicafon. Johnston immediately clasped hitn by the hand, only to find that the shark still retained its hold. A second effort to drag the boy away was successful, and Johnson brought him to the shore. It w...
AN UPPER MURRAY WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
AN UPPER MURRAY WEDDING. A wedding in which considerable local interest was centred wes (says the Wangaratta Dispatch) celebrated at St. Patrick' Church. The contracting parties were Mr. George Whreler, second eldest son of Mr. Charles Wheeler, of Cdrryong, and Miss Mary Francis Walsh, eldest dau^nter of Mr. M. Walsh, of Wanga ratta The marriage ceremony was per formed by the Very Rev. Dean Murphy. Trie bride, who looked exceedingly pretty in a stylishly made snow-white costume, alopted the latest Con'ineatal fashion of dispensing with the old-time wreath and veil and wearing a charnrngly trimmed whit 3 hat to match the costume. The bride was attended by a prepo3sessing bridesmaid — Miss Maggie Walsh — also dressed in a mosb becoming white cos tume. The bridegroom was supported by Mr. D. Walsh as best ni.in, and the bride was given away by her father. After the interesting ceremony the happy couple were driven to the residence of tbe bride's parents, where a sumptuous breakfast was ...
FIRE IN A MINE. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
FIRE IN A MINE. The fire which broke out on Saturday morning at Mr. Laneeh'a Comet mine, Redm Hill, proved to be a most destruc tive one, the winding and air-compresing plants being destroyed. The machinery was only completed a few months ago, and was one of tbe most complete plants in the district. Although Mr. Lansell is insured for a fair amount his loss in directly will be considerable, as t;.ere U an exceneive run of gold-boaring leaders (with spurs intermixed) to work in this mine. This has been proved for a height of 110ft. and awidth of 70ft. The output was a larg.i one, about 70!) tons per fortnight, with only one shift of men employed breaking ston'. The destruc tion of tho hauling plant will throw over 80 men out of work, and this will be doubly bard on them, as there was a nine weeks' spell of idleness at the mine some months ago whilst Mr. Lansell and the Mining .Department were in dispute con cerning the price of water. The fire broke out in the store-room, and a long ...
NARROW ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
NARROW ESCAPE. A Narandera telegram says : — ' The Rev. Andrews, Wesleyan minister, had a narrow escape from drowning He went I into the Murrumbidgee to bathe, in the company of Mr. J. O. Lees, a local post office official, and two others. They swam across the river all right, but on returning Mr. Andrews called for assist ance. One of his companions, Mr. Brennan, caught hold of the rev. gentle man ; but the latter pulling him into deep water, he let go. Mr. Andrews was taken along by the current, and sank twice. Mr. Lees went to him and seized him, but he was pulled under the water, and both were carried tome distance, when they collided with a log on the bottom, thus separating them. Lers, who was much exhausted, ro?e to the surface and dived about the place, and found Mr. Andrews on the bottom at a depth of five feet, and being carried slowly along by the current. Lees failed at first to lift him, but on a second attempt caught hold of his leg and lifted him to the surface, and c...
SECOND DAY.—MONDAY, JANUARY 27. ANNIVERSARY HANDICAP. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
Seoond Day.— Monday, Januaby 27* ANNIVEESABT HANDICAP. at.lb. ? st.lb. Quiver ? ,9 7 Response ... 7 7 Mahee ? ~9 5 Acrid ... ... 7 5 Nobleman - ... 8 .12 The Meddler ... 7 5 Courallie - ... 8 6 ^ Mount Royal ... 7, 6 Acmena ... 8 6 The Sketch ... 7 ,8 TheTrier ... 8' 5 Gozoreina ... '? 7 0 Patroness ... 8 6 Bliss ..V ... ?- 6 13 Jack b'Lantern '8 ' 3 Te Whiti .„ 6 12 Malachite ... 8 3 The Hermit .... 6 12 Newonatle ... 8 0 Rewi ... - ... 6 10 Pharamond ... 7 13 : Elton '.;. ... ?;...' 6 '8 Sundial ... 7 13- -Scotch Lassie ... 6 7 Messmate ..; 7 11'' Gaulun ? -* 6 7 Glendennon ...- 7 10- Ethelbert ... 6 7 Fort ? 7. - 8 Laura ? 6 7 Hindoo... ... 7 8
AN INTERESTING WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
AN INTERESTING WEDDIMC. Tbe Shoalhaven News, Nowra, under tho double heading — 'A wedding at SuBBex Haven — Danish ceremonial,' is responsible for the following: — Last \veek Suedes Haven was en fetet tho ^IlKioa. beiq^ tyf) m&rriagc of Mjsa Louise Ellmoos to Mr, Martin Muller, of the Falls. On the little lawn sur rounded by gaily-decked parterres had been erected a fairy canopy, under which the marriage ceremony was to take place; a little to the left a spacious dining hall had been built capable of seating 60 guests. At five o'clock the Rev. J. K. Bruce, of JS'owra, the officiating clergy man, and the expectant bridegroom, a- tended by his friend, Mr. Vogt, of Sydney, took their places under the canopy, and immediately after the bride appeared leaning ou the arm of her father and attended by four charming bridesmaids. As they took their places the sun shone out brightly and helpod to emphasize the beauty of the scene. The simple but solemn service of the Scotch Church was ...
SYDNEY TURF CLUB WEIGHTS. FIRST DAY.—SATURDAY, JANUARY 25. CHALLENGE STAKES Six furlongs. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
SYDNEY TURF CLUB WEIGHTS. Fibst Day.— Satubday, Jakuaey 25. ; challenge stakes, Six furlongs. st. lb. . st.lb. Mahee... ... 9 12 Biuecap '... 7 4 Nobleman ... 9 5 Her LadyBhip... 7 ,2 Courallie ... 8 12 Engineer ... 7 0 True Blue ... 8 12 The Hermit ... 7 o Whakawatea ... 8 II Enid ... ' ... 7 0 Acmena ... 8 10 Annable ... 7 0 Valiant ... 8 10 Te Whiti ... 6 13 Messmate ... 8 6 Algiers... ... 6 13 Moorefield ... 8 2 The Faithful . .... 6 12 Huret ... ..... 8. 2 -'Ayr-Laddie'...; 6 12 Buccleuch ... 80 Jack Homer ... 6 12 Aurea ... ... ?; 7 13 Elton ... ... 6 11 Adoration - ... 7 10 ... Patrona ... 6 11 Glendennon ... 7 10 Countess ... 6 11 Response ... 7 8 Gulliver ... 6 11 Cravat ? 7 6 Akarini ... 6 10 San Marco ... 7 6 .Betsy Prig ... 6 8 Dalmeny ... 7 6 Datwood '... 6 7 Coolalta ... 7 4 Protos ... ... 6 7 Collarette ... 7 4
A NEW BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
A NEW BRIDGE. The bridge over the Darling is now open for traffic. The resident engineer, Mr. John Shearer, under whosa super ?. vision the bridge has been erected, took over the bridge from the contractors on the 9th inst., and informed the Mayor that it was open to the public. The official opening has been postponed nend ing the visit of the Minister for Works, who is expected early in February. Tho bridge serves to connect Wilcannia with Cobar, Bourke, Hay, and other important tGwns, and the surrounding districts on the east of the Darling Eiver. The bridge consists of five spans, and the total length is 310ft. The ce; tre span is a lift span to permit of tbe passage of steamers when the river is high. Tnis portion has been constructed entirely of steel, and can be lifted a distance of 21ft., leav ing a passage of 52ft. clear above the highest flood-level recorded of 25ft. The life portion of the bridge, with the machi nery for raising ir, is carried on four cylinders 6ffc. in di...
TOCUMWAL RACE CLUB. AUTUMN MEETING. WEDNESDAY, MAY 13. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
^ ? TOCUMWAL RACE dLUB. ' U «'.:,.. AUTUMN MEETING. Wednesday, Mat 13. -.r'' ? u . v ,Entric9 for the undermentioned races have '- ?. ' , -? ..tolosed^itbi the following result :— *'' ' ' - ; THE BIVEBSIDB STAKES, _'L * . '''' .'-'Of 25 sovs. For three-year olds and upwards. '-'^ - „ .. '. Maidens allowed — Three-veers-old, 71b. ; ''- ? ' , : four and upwards. 101b. One mile. ' _ ' y ' - A. Matherson's b £ Brenda, by Everton Lad— - , , Madeline, 3. yrs '. - - ' , .- John Crowe's br g Caoutchouc, by Wellesley ' . . t — Ouida (by Explorer), 3 yrs . ' -, ., '' ?_ ' 8. M. Brown's bgSneetblock, by Sheet Anchor — Excelsior, 4 yrs ; .,''=- ' S. M. Brown's b f Newsg'rl, by Oaramufc— Argtss Girl, 3 yrs \r .. ? . ' ' A. St. John's br f Princess May, by Wellesley — Norma, 3 yrs . ? , H. Y. Brown's bf Lynotte, by Escutcheon — Fratch, 3 yra G. O'Brien's b m by Euclid — Louis Napoleon -mare, 5 yrs B. Watson's br g Lawrence, by Imperial — Duchess, 5 yrs H. Hill's b m Kathleen, by Reginald — Ma- _ ...
INTERCOLONIAL ITEMS. THE UNEMPLOYED. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
INTERCOLONIAL ITEMS. THE UNEMPLOYED. A meeting of the unemployed was held at the Queen's Statue, Sydney, a few days since. There waa an attendance of about 150. One speaker who addressed the meeting declared that the deviation works at Loeksley, which the Minister bad announced would be ready to com . mence in a few days, and which it was ? expected -would absorb between 800 and 1000 men, wou'd only keep the men in ' tucker ' and in necessary clothes — nothing more — during the time that they were working on the job if it were con . ducted on the intermittent system ; that was to say, if the men had to work one week in every two That, he declared, bad been a failure at Shea's Creek, where the interval, though much longer, gave a very good idea of how the system would workunder the most favourable conditions. That sort of work would never solve th9 ?unemployed problem; nor would any system of public works, however necessary, be of any use in the solution of the diffi culty, because, ...
FINLEY RACE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
FINLEY RAGE CLUD. A race meeting under the aiiBpices of tha above club was held on Friday last, and resulted as follows : — HuitDiiK Racb. — Countersign 1, Knroo 2. Tha Bullatelle came ia first, bud was disqualified for missing a hurdle. Tkul STAicicfl.—Ford 1, Governess 2, Noon 3, Handicap.— Theorem 1, Miss Tranter 2. Selling Race.— -Poter 1, Sailor Boy 2, Mlsa WelBley 8. Fwng HAsrnioAi'.-.Gljmmw j, Efompdea 9, BipU-g §WnQt ' . * '
DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
DEATH OF AN OLD ItESJOENT. The Wagga Advertiser of Tuesday says :— ' Mrs. J. M'Darra, mother of Messrs. James, John, and Harry M'Darra, of Wagga, died rather suddenly at her sou's (Mr. James M'Darra) residence on Sunday last. Mrs. M'Darra, who was ?4 years of hge, had been staying with her eon for the past 10 months, duiing which time she was iu failing hea/ch. As-she appeared to be worse oa Sunday, Mr. M'Darra came down town for Dr. Thane, but before tbe doctor's arrival Mrs. M'Darra died. The deceased, who was an old resident of Alluwy, was buried in tiiO Wagga Cemetery.'
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
FLOTSAM AMD JETSAM. : ?''' ?'?; (By H.N.T.) .? ' Speak naught but kindly.' That ever-recurring bone of contention — ? the noxious weeds question — is still very much in evidence. It is really shameful the way these vegetable scourges are al lowed (in the very heart of the town, too) to grow and luxuriate. One has only to walk down Wilson, Olive, or down the principal part of Townsend-street, to see same splendid plantations of that noxious weed, yclept the 'dock,' or what is popularly known as 'wild rhubarb ' — very *' wild ' indeed. I have ivhiled away many an hoar, in days gone by, trying to eradi cate the brute, but with very little per manent success. If it were only sugar beet now, what a nice little nucleus of a fortune the owners would have. Bat weeds grow apace3 and notwithstanding the notices in the local papers over the magic signature of 'John H. Paine, Council Clerk,' the Scotch thistle (my particular 'bete noil'), Bathnrsfc burr, dock, et hoc genus omne, continue to flo...
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. TUESDAY, January 14. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. ?o ? Tuesday, January 14. Parliament will re-assemble to-day, and although the Ministry hope and expects to close the session within three weeks, there ia enough business before hon. members to keep them em. ployed for several three weeks. The committee appointed b? the Upper House to report on the Factories Bill has yet to meet, and then the Council must go through and atcend the bill. That House has besides this other important business to attend to. In the Assembly, besides the Bailway Bill, there are eight other measures of more or less importance to be considered. Most of these have not yet reached the second reading stage. It is of course absolutely impossible that the whole of this work can be properly debated in three weeks, the Government are much divided ia opinion about the Bailway Bill. The Premier would be glad to alter it so as to please the labor corner, well knowing that if the bill thus altered passed the Assembly, it would be promptly thrown o...
DISTRICT NEWS. FINLEY. MONDAY, January 13. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
DISTRICT NEWS. FiNLEY. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Monday, January 13. Since ray last report we have experienced many atmospherical changes, and alas the hottest day of the season, as also the highest register of the thermometer for several years — the maximum being given at several rla?es at 112 and 110 on the 7th, and on the 12th 104 to 106. On Tues day the thermometer at 6 30 a.m. had fallen t'- 78, rising to 86 and 88, which was an agree able change to the previous day. Thursday and Friday sultry. On Thursday a Btorm set in about 8 pm., followed with a heavy thunder storm with rain, continuing showery during the night. We have had two viaits of what is known here ao Darling showers (duststorms), one on the 20th December and the other on the 7th of this month. The former left light dust in the air for several hoars. We have passed through the holiday season, which to many is the only break in the monotony of inland life. Christmas eve and morning' pissed off very orderly. Durin...
RUTHERGLEN. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 17 January 1896
RUTHERGLEN. (FBOM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT,) , The weather is still keeping hot and1 dry- We have had the hottest days and nights thi.fr have been experienced for years. Several fires have occurred. Two cottages .were burnt down last Monday, and they were insured, : but the furniture was not. The fire brigade was on the see e very promptly, and, beyond doubt, saved' the tidjoiniug property from being burnt down.. A very disastrous fire occurred on the Blaokdcc ~ . Oreek A considerable amount of propert/ hasi be^n destroyed, and several farmers have beem burnt out. On Saturday night last the town bacS a narrow escape from a big fire. By some ?' means a Rochester lamp in Mr, D. Logan's window became a mass of flames. Prompt; action was taken, and the lamp removed to the street, where the flameB were smothered. Had a fire occurred in this part of the town, it must have gutted the town. It behoves every one at this time of the year to he extra careful of fire, especially in a town where th...