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SHOOTING WITHOUT A LICENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
SHOOTING WITHOUT A. LICENCE. In these days a shooting party at a country gentleman's house is made tip largely of visitors from all quarters of tlie kingdom. Besides the host aud his family, there may be an officer or two on leave, or a college friend enjoying vacation, or a Foreign Office clerk off duty. Many of these latter conscien tiously take out their licence ; others even decline to shoot, aud take no gun with them, if tliev find that the number of days' sport which their holiday is likely to afford them will hardly make the amusement worth the . outlay. Others, and by no means a small sec tion, will take out tlieir guns as a matter of course, without a thought of the revenue, feeling sure that for the four or five days' shooting whicli they are likely to get in the season, and the fifty brace which will perhaps fall to their aim during that titue, it Ls not worth while to go to the expense, and that it is cheapest in the long run to risk the chance of an Excise prosecution. ...
TRADING IN HORRORS. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
TRADING IN HORRORS. Wu observed last week that the Thames collision gave rise to many strange words and actions, and perhaps none among these things is more astonishing, or, we may add, more disgraceful, than the line pursued by the Illustrated Loudon News. Out of eleven pages of illustration in Jast Saturday's number of that paper, nine were devoted to the accident and its ghastly results. It may be well to quote from the letterpress a description of the principal illustration : — ' The doleful and shocking task of groping in the bed of the river by means of poles and grapnels, and of divers searching the wreck for dead bodies, has been continued daily from morn till eve, bringing up an average number of one hundred each day, including those washed ashore by the tide. Our large engraving, which occu pies the two middle pages of this week's number, represents the scene during this melancholy operation/' In this I engraving no effort has been spared to I exhibit the horrors of the ' ...
FINDING THE SAWDUST. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
FINDING THE SAWDUST. We all remember the storj of the little girl who, while sitting at her mother's feet, liaa torn oil' a leg of her doll, and expressed her discontent in the words, ' The world is round, they say, and my doll's filled with sawdust ;. and, if you please, dear Ma, I'd like to be a nun.' The child 111 her childish way expressed the dissatisfaction aud disappointment we ail feel at certain times and after certain experiences in life. She had just learned that the world is round ; she had never dreamed that the plump ness of her doll was due to sawdust until her own eyes had informed her of the unpleasant fact. It was entirely natural that, under such pressure of the unwished-for and unexpected, she should signify her weariness and distaste of everything by wanting to be a nun ; nuuhood being as ideal and unknown as all else that lay without the micro scopically small circle of her conscious ness. How very often we who fancy our selves veterans in experince, have the s...
NINETEENTH CENTURY NOVELS. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
NINETEENTH CENTURY NOVELS. How very few books of the present day can be placed in youthful hands ! They mostly treat of indelicate subjects, how- J ever much veiled in higiilv-coloured language ; they are spiced with double entendrcs, aud seasoned with inuendos ; full of descriptions of fast life, of the I liabits, customs, manners, dresses, jewellery, carriages, horses, and houses of questionable members of society ; of the entertainments they give, the society the}' affect, the money they spend, the fashions they set, their friends, aud their friends' friends — this is all part of the present-day novelist's stock-in-trade. It is almost impossible to take up a navel without fiudiug some mention of the class termed demi-monde, and the lives they lead. The heroes of fiction, too, now, how intensely absurd they are ! What wonderful creations these stalwart guardsmen, with vast frames, cleanly cut features, handsome as those of Adonis or Antiuous, aud usually compared to the one or the...
FISHING EXTRAORDINARY. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
FISHING EXTRAORDINARY. Vhje-Coxsui. Gak DNEit in his trade re port on I'oti gives an account of an ingenious method by which sturgeon are captured by fishermen at the mouth of the River llhion during the spring aud summer months. The process, he savs, is simple in the extreme, yet difficult to describe and hard to believe. A strong line or lanyard about 100 feet in length, with short lines attached at a distance of 0 feet apart, and having a large hook at the end, very sharp but barbless ; a small gourd is fastened to the back of each hook to keep it float ing point downwards ; these lines, hooks, and gourds, are neatly arranged on the gunwale of a dugout, or boat made from a single log, and run out quickly across the river, and are visited morning and evening. If a sturgeon in its passage down to the sea is pricked ever so slightly by one of the hooks it remains stationary, without struggling, or making an attempt to escape. The fisherman 011 reaching his lines carefully overhauls ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
WANTED, a Ndbsegirl. Apply. Mks. M 'Hekrv, Express Office. la WANTED, a General Servant. Apply, E. H. Tompson, Court House. ks WANTED, a Graf., to make herself generally useful. Apply, Mrs. C. Hardy. 11) WANTED, a good General Servast. Apply, Mrs. H. J. Wtlliams, Best street, Newtown. In WANTED, Fencers. To two good workmen constant work can be given. R. F. Horsley, Yabtree. lb s WANTED, a Cook, and to iron ; no washing. References required. Apply to Mrs. Russell, A.J.S. Bank. lb WANTED Situation, Bookkeeper and Storekeeper on station. References unexceptionable. ' J.H.', office of this paper. ku WANTED TO RENT, from about the middle of January, Cottage con taining four rooms and kitchen. Apply to Secretary Mechanics' Institute, Wagga. ku WAGGA AND ALBURY RAILWAY CONTRACT. Tenders Wanted for large quantity of Fencing, at Wagga end. Apply, Cornwall, MixjfER, and Co. kq WAGGA WAGGA AND ALBURY RAILWAY. To Brickmakers. Wanted, a large quantity of Bricks. Highest price given. Apply, Corn...
THE RAINFALL. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
THE RAINFALL. We append tlie monthly rainfall at Wagga sinco 16th April, 1871 : — 1871. lin l'nts. Days. April ? 0 10o 1 j May ? 3 070 10 I Juno ? 1 7«0 10 July ? 1 450 11 August.. .. . . .. 1 330 6 I September ? 6 40 8 i October .. .. 1 200 4 j November ? 3 100 7 i December . . . . . 1 040 3 Total ? 20 050 00 ; 1872. In. Puts. Days. January ? 1 GOO 4 February ? 1 530 2 ilarch ? 2 870 3 April ? 0 220 2 May ? 2 040 11 Juno ? G 020 15 July ? 1 810 12 | August ? 1 710 8 I September ? 2 90 0 October ? 3 510 8 November ? 3 170 7 December ? 2 110 7 Total ? 30 240 88 1873. In. Puts. Days. January ? 3 20 8 February ? 1 31 4 March .. ? I 0 0 0 April ? I 2 03 0 May ? ! 0 86 3 June .. ? j.'l 40£ 17 July ? j 1 13j 7 August.. ? ; 3 1H 0 September . . . . . 1 00' 7 Ootobcr ? 1 74 9 November ? i 2 92 9 December ? ? 0 89 3 ? Total . . ? ..'-22 02j 79 ? 1874. In. Puts. Days. January ? 4 77 2 February . . . . 0 58 3 March ? 4 93£- 10 April ? 2 79 7 May ? 2 154 10 June ? 3 21' 12 July ? 3 12$ 10 Augus...
No title [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
A Mudgee telegram states that the Cassiiis mailman, ou Saturday night, reporfced he bad been £fock op about 20 miles on the Mudgee side of Oasailis by two men, one armed with a pistoL They took him into the bush, where -they cat open the mail-bags and opened tbe lettere. They afterwards look the mailman V two horses, leaving behind them tho rifled bags, which the broughtontoModgeo. The policearein iM® rWMtsb;. X l Xtii ii: i
THE SURPLUS POPULATION OF ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
THE SURPLUS POPULATION j OF ENGLAND. I That great problem (observes the London Daily Telegraph) what should be done with our surplus population — receives additional force from a circular which has just been issued by one of the suburban gas companies of London. A collectoi, whose business it would be to go from house to house with a book and a pen, receive payments and give receipts, was advertised for very lately in these columns. To the notice over eighteen hundred answers, we are told, were sent, the great majority of the writers being fairly well-fitted for the post. This was not a huge ambition, for their only desire was to collect tolls at a very moderate stipend, and yet nearly two thousand persons offered their services. The fact shows a lament able state of things, aud recalls to mind the agitation which has lately taken place amongst city clerks for an increase of salary. There can be 110 doubt that a vast number of people are thrown upon the world devoid of any special k...
POLITICAL AFFAIRS IN SPAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
POLITICAL AFFAIRS IN Sl'AlN. A\ important movement of political parties is beginning in Spain. The Madrid correspondent of the Standard says that several conferences have taken place at Biarritz and St. Jean de Luz and Marshal Serrano and Senor Sagasta and other leaders of what is called the Constitutional party. The subject 01 tlieir deliberations was the polic)' to be pursued at tlie approaching elections for the Cortes. The organs of the Constitutionalists have hitherto advocated the abstentation of their party from any share iu the electoral proceedings ; and this mischievous and revolutionary counsel is unfortunately too consonant with Spanish habits of thought. It is too true that the Government, like all Spanish Govern ments, will certainly secure a majority in the Cortes by well-understood and familiar methods ; but the situation will be bettered by wholly withdrawing the Constitutional opposition from public life, and lying in wait for the chances of a pronuncianiiento. Thi...
BREAK-UP OF TURKEY. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
BREAK-UP OF TURKEY. At the end of a very able article, translated from the 'iolos into the 'lime?, we ( I'all Mall Gazette) find the following paragraphs, which Stem to us to deserve serious attention. After a long review of the incidents of the situation, particularly as they affect Uie relations 01 Jingianu ana nussia, the writer says : — ' As matters are so, the entire policy of Russia towards Turkey will undergo a radical change. After the decisions of the Berlin Con gress, 110 one believes in the continued existence of an independent Mahom medan State 011 the shores of the Bosphoius. In point of fact, the Otto man Empire lias even now ceased to exist, being placed under the absolute control, not, indeed, of victors and enemies, but of friends and protectors. In consequence of the Anglo-Turkish Convention and the first division of Turkey completed at Berlin, all the provinces of the Turkish Empire me in the market and awaiting purchasers. The Power that pays best and is most acc...
"NOT AT HOME." [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
' NOT AT HOME.' Truth,' says the Spaniard, 'is green.' This mystic utterance is supported by a pun which iu our own language can be poorly represented, if we may borrow an epithet from the ' Vulgar Errors ' of Sir Thomas Browne, by Verity is virent. When the Spaniard makes use of it, he does not, as might be supposed, intend to convey the idea of the vigour of truth, nor of its sickness, nor indeed of its novelty ; he simply desires to say that it is indigestible, — that you must not swallow much of it. That it is rather the seasoning of meat than meat itself. That, however one may grow fat on a feast of lias, no man in this world can live upon truth alone. This proverb, the aphoristic result of the collected wisdom of years of experience, expresses a sad fact iu English as well as iu Castilian society, a fact to be re gretted as deeply in the one nation as in the other. Iu our own tongue the conviction that the truth is not always to be spoken, however widely it is op posed to the ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
LAND NOTES. Lakd Office.— Tbe following selections were taken up at the local Land Office on Thursday last:-* Elijah M'Kay, 40a, county of Clarendon parish of : Juuee, adjoining the N. boundary of Andrew M'Namara's c.p. No. 01, on the boundary of £uno-iyha- reenyha and Wantabadgery runs ; Wiu. Lord 40a, : county of Clarendon pariah South Juuee, on South Juuce, being measured portion No. 72 ; J. Donnelly , 200a, county Wynyard parish Berauibula, on Beram- | bnla run, commcuciug at a tree marked 28, and I bounded on the S. by the TarcuttA road upward to ; portion 67, on the E. by portion 67, on the N. by a line | -VM on tho \\\ by a line S. and tho E. bouudary of portion 20 to starting point. Dedication ok Lands. —Portion 102, 2a, county , Uraua ywriah Wilson, for Public School ; portion 14o, 1 la 2r, county Mitchell parish Yarragundry, for Church of England Church and Parsonage. j
No title [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
Mi'R1'.i:jiiiiih;ee Turf Club. — We take this opportunity of reminding racing men that entries for the following events innst be iu the bauds of the secretary (Mr. J. Hawkes) before 4 p.m. ou Tluirsdry next, the 9tli Jauuary : — 1I.T.C. Mares' Produce Stakes, Spring Meeting, 1SS1-82, enclosing 1 sov, ; M.T.O. Sires' Produce Stakes, Spring meeting 1SS1-S2, enclosing 1 sov., the pro duce of the following sires being eligible : — The Diver, Emperor, Glorious, ruvc, Lecturer, Oliver Twist, Infidel, The Friar, Saunterer, Cassio, Yattendon, John Bull, Kiiigsborounh, Maribyrnoug, Paris ; the Derby Stakes, Spring meeting, 1880, enclos ing 2 sovs : the St. Leger Stakes, Autumn meeting, 1SS1, enclosing 2 sovs. For the M.T.C. Mares' Produce Stakes, and Sires' Produce Stakes, Spring meeting, 1880-81, the description and names of foals must be forwarded to the Secretary before 4 p.m. on Friday 10th January. We may remind owners of racing stock that the railway to Albury will be completed before ...
ALBURY TURF CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
ALBURY TURF CLUB. The following handicaps for these races, to be held on the 15th and ICth January, have been posted : — Albury Ccr — One mile and three-quarters. st lb 6t lb Volo ? S 12 Bouny Mary . . 7 3 Snowdeu .. .. 8 5 Albyn .. .. C 12 Kinsman . . ..84 Hetinann Platoff . . 0 12 Lauwine .. ..8 0 Prattle .. .. C 12 Bob! n Hood 7 11 Touchstone.. .. 6 10 Feather Top .. 7 12 Desdemoua.. . G 6 Solicitor .. .. 7 0 Eiidare . .. 5 7 Larrikin .. .. 7 -J Toef Club Handicap — One mile aud a-half. st lb st lb Volo ? 0 2 Albyn ? 7 2 Snon'den . . . . 8 10 lletmauu Platoff . . 7 2 Kingman . . . - 8 7 Touchstone . . . . 0 13 lauwine 8 5 Prattle .. 7 2 Feather Top . . 8 4 Willandra . . . 0 12 Robin Hood . . 8 4 Keystone ' . . . . 0 7 Arrogant . . . . 8 0 Maids . . ..09 Solicitor . . . . 7 10 Desdemona . . . . 6 10 Larrikin .. .. 7 10 Bonny Rose.. .. 0 0 Bonny Man' ..7 7 Eiidare .. ., 5 7 Phyllis .. .. 7 3 E, T. Babnabd, Handicapper.
PASTORAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
PASTORAL NOTES. j Mr. Cameron, of Chowa, has delivered 8080 ewes to Mr. A. G. Jones. Messrs. Ellibt, Fosbery, and Co., agents. Mr. Armstrong, of Noorong, has delivered 900 maiden ewes to Mr. A. G. Jones. Messrs. Elliott, Fosbery, and Co., agents. Messrs. T. and S. Learmnnlh, of Groongal, have sold to Mr. W. O. Windeyer, of Wan tabadgery, 220 very choice selected breeding Hereford cows. Messrs. King aud Cnniug ham, iu conjunction with Messrs. Elliot Fos bery, aud Co., agents. Messrs. Elliot, Fosbery, and Co. have sold, on account of the owners, the following blocks of couutry iu the Albert district : — Berawinia Downs Nos. 13, 14, 15 ; Urisino, No. (5 ; Osaca, No. 6. Messrs. Elliot, Fosbery, aud Co. have sold, through their Sydney agents, 100 head of fat cattlc for Mr. Elliot flerriot, of Cara bobala. Mr. A. (j. Jones has sold 120 ewes and 1 ram (Roinuey Marsh) to Mr. H. Stuckey, of Grong Grong. Messrs. EUiot, Fosbery, and Co., agents. Messrs. Elliot, Fosbery, and Co. have sold at au...
V.R.C. NEW YEAR'S MEETING. HURDLE RACE. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
V.R.C. NEW YEAK'S MEETING. IHJRDT.E RACE. Pioneer ? l Abdullah - ; ? 2 Lurrikin ? 3 Monk, Flinders, Jack Tar, and Murat also started. Time, 5min. 53sec. TWO YEAtt OLD STAKES. South Hamilton ? 1 Gclde Oljfolhaeh ? 2 Queen Bcc ? 3 Avcrnus, Chesterfield, Conservative, Tu mult, Hoxton, Czar, Sunnyside, Tolarno, .Buccaneer, Microscope, aud Nancy also started. Time, lmiiu osec. HUNDRED POUND PLATE. Aconite ? 1 Total ? 2 Sheriff - ? 3 Six started. Time, lmiu. 45£sec. MIDSUMMER HANDICAP. Aconite ? 1 Drum Major- ; ? 2 Savtmaka ? 3 Tom Kirk.Coluinbus, Glenormiston, Quam bone, Darriwell, Mountaineer, and Jack o'Lautern also started. Time, 3min. 5£sec. CHAMPION HACE. Wellington ? 1 Warlock ? 2 Uosworth . 3 Calamia, Coongoola, Koodee, Vulcan, Ne rissa, and Miss Whiffier also started. Time, 5min. 34£sec. T1TPJSE-YEAK-OLD HANDICAP. Tidal Wave ? 1 Monarquc - - 2 Jack o'Lautern ? 3 Won easily.
TATTERSALL'S RACE MEETING. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1879. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
TATTERS ALL'S RACE MEETING. Wednesday, January 1, 1S79. Maiden Plate of 5 sovs. each for starters, with 100 sovs. added. for all maiden horses at time of entrance. Penalties for winning thereafter: — Once, 51bs. ; twice or more, 71bs. Second horse 10 sovs. from the prize. One mile and a half. Mr. T. Ivory's b c Swocuncat, 3 yrs, by Barbarijii — Sultana, 7st Slbs (Nicliotson) - - - l Mr. S. W. Knight's ch c Jasper, hy Lord of the Hills— Amulhy'st, Sst lib, including 71bs pe nalty (15. Cnlli'y) - - - - .o Sir. W. Kite's b i Propriety, 3 yrs, by Gemma di Vcrjjy— Etiquette, 7st 3ibs (Conucll) - - 3 1 Glcacairn, Firebrace, Mungallala Squatter, The Abbess, Mimosa, and Myrtilliue also started. Time, 2uiin. 45sec. Tattersall's Club Mares' Produce Stakes. — A sweepstakes of 7 sovs. each for starters, with 150 sovs. added, for two year olds. Foals described 2nd August, 1877, 1 sov. each paid, to be given as a prize to the second horse iu the race. Colts, Sst. 71bs.; fillies, 8st. 41bs. Half a...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. FIE.E. At about 2 o'clock this morning a bright glare was seen iu tbe direction of Gurwood street, and it speedily became known that Poplar Cottage, at the corner of Traill and Gurwood-street, was on lire. The cottage in question is the property of Mr. Samuel J Gorman, aud has for some time past beon oc cupied liy Mr. Goodlauds as a hoarding-house. The building was of brick, with shingled roof, having a wide verandah iu front, while at the rear there wa9 a kitchen of slabs with bark roof, and a small bark building near to it. It was iu the kitchen that the fire originated, it being first observed by Mr. Andrew Lynch, who speedily gave the alarm to the inmates, all of whom were asleep at the time. The boarders, assisted by some volunteers who soon arrived upon the scene, speedily got the furniture out of the house. The flames naturally spread with fearful rapidity to the shingled roof, aud within half-an-liour of the outbreak the whole place was enveloped in flame...
POLICE COURT. THURSDAY, JANUARY 2. (Before the Police Magistrate.) [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express — 4 January 1879
POLICE COURT. Thursday, January 2. (Before the Police Magistrate.) DituxiiENKiiSs. — Michael Breiman, charged with drunkenness, was dismissed with a caution, aud Thomas Jones similarly charged aud with using obscene language, was fined 10s, or iu default one week in gaol. Protection. — James Bund aud Susan Shea were brought uu for protection, the former beiug discharged with an order for admission to the hospital, and the latter re manded to gaol lor one week, pending an application for her admission to the Benevo lent Asylum. Riotous Behaviour. — William Lennoii aud George Hodge, who were arrested for fighting in the streets were discharged with a caution. Obtaining Money Under Falsi; Pre tences. — William Lancaster was brought up ill custody, having been arrested on a tele gram from tlie Hay I'olice, which stated that a warrant had been issued for the arrest, charging Lancaster with obtaining £15 fiom Thomas Gorralcy on false pre tences. From the evidence of the arresting constabl...