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Sporting Mems. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

Sporting INcma, I Neil Mntterson and Kemp pull in May. Tho Second Maoloay Gmnu Sholtlold Ilnndi enp of £100, 130 yards, was won by J. Milligan (aboriginal). Time, 12J Bees. Tho samo niggor also won tho hurdlo nice, of 1 30 yards ; prize £25. Htm Bolt's win in tho Caulfiold Cup touched tho ring, as near as can bo ascertained, for tho following amounts: — Tho stable, £13,000; Mr. Moffat, lessee of lion noil, *a,uui) ; a won known bookmaker, £80,000 ; two sUiblo followers, £10,000; tho outside public, £30,000. All theso amounts, with tliooxcoptionof£3ni0, tlio indebtedness of tho ' sick boolj maker.' wore promptly paid on settling day. Mr. J. Whito again bids fair to top tho list of winning owners for tho season 1886-87. Up to tho present, ho has netted £5380 in stakes, atul only fi»*o othor owners luivo as yet readied four figures, viz., Mr. W. Gannon, £2S05 ; Mr. C. L. M'Donald, £2554 , Mr. W. A. Long £1334; Mr. T. Jones, £1140; aud Mr. W. Strickland, £1050. As records of fast time a...

Publication Title: Richmond River Herald And Northern Districts Advertiser, The
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Woodburn. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

Woodburn. I fmOM OUR COBIlKSroNDKNT.I WEATnEU. — It has boon raining almost in coB8antly for ovor a weok, and all tho low lying ground is wholly submerged. It oloarod up a littlo on Saturday, but only to como down with moro forco on tliat night. Thn farmors havo boon put back greatly with thoir ploughing, owing to tlio ground hoing so wot nnd boggy. Thoro is somo talk of a drain boing oponod from Tuckom bil Crook to Evans Rivor to tako off tho surplus wator from tho plains. No doubt it would bo a groat boon to tho farmors and graziors on tho crook, as miles of country is now almost usoloss owing to quantity of wator on it. Tho pooplo lioro suam to bo awfully slow and it will, no doubt, bo somo timo boforo this is an accomplished fact. It could bn dono at a nominal cost and WUUIU I ! 11)1111 IllIIllll'UUH UI pouillis LU lUO farmors and graziors in a vory short timo. I would liko to boo somo ono tako tho matter up and bring it prominently before tho pub'.ic. Roads. — I see thoro are a...

Publication Title: Richmond River Herald And Northern Districts Advertiser, The
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An un-reported Address. [Supposed to have been delivered at the meeting held on Tuesday evening last.] [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

An Uii-rc|»orle«l .Iclilrcs, [By FAuan-A-BAT.LAon ] [Supposed to have boon doliverod at tho meet ing held ou Tuesday ovoning lust.] Mn. Chairman and . Gentlemen, — I stnnd j before you to-night in tho very peoulinr position of linving Bometbing to say to you which I should like all interested in the movement to hear or see, and yet which uulcssl had writton it must -from force of circumstnncos — there being no reporter liore — have gone no farther than this eliumtipr. What I do say nnd ait«i»o-nuf.__frtr ilinv triM hn nnfchitio' mnrn tlmn Btiggesfions of which you can make what uso you plonsc — is tho outcome of patiout thought nnd research mndo with the hope tlint I might thcroby benefit my fellow mon and the district in which I have takon up my abode. Ab a stranger, almost, to you it may bo necessnry to apologise for such a proceeding on my part, but my earnestness in tho oause, coupled with nn exporienco of similnr nssoc'ationa for a considerable number of years hns prompted mo t...

Publication Title: Richmond River Herald And Northern Districts Advertiser, The
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Lismore. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

LlNniure. [from our correspondent.] J.HERE will be littlo room for complaints . , for the want of rain this year. Again wo . havo been visitod with somo fi days hoavy, - continuous rain, making our roads and jr stroots in a deplorable stato, and rising tho I rivor the past week to somo 10 foot, and at ? ? ! ono timo last week it lookod as if wo would ?i | have a _ stroot- washer. Should wo bo I - visited with a large flood it is ovidont that y j the. approaohes to the north-oast ond of J I Fawcott Bridge will bo washed asvay, and f ; Watts' Hotel will got a good share of it. 5 ! This idea appears absurd to tho minds of 'f i- many of our residents, but timo will toll. ?'... The late visit of tho Ministry and i : Members to this district should bo pro - ' ,.t ? u ? r.± n ? i. .. „ ?i opportunity of trnvorsing some of tho best pastoral and agricultural land in the ;; .colony — from Ballina to Lismoro and i Casino (and particularly that lying around i tho latter place, and on the banks ...

Publication Title: Richmond River Herald And Northern Districts Advertiser, The
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Central Richmond Pastoral and Agricultural Society. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

Central ISicIiiiiniid I'aslos'nl nnd || A gricnltural Sioclcty. II A riinT.io mooting was liold nl tlio School j of Arts mi Tuesday ovoning Inst., pursuant ! to ndvortisomont., for tho purpose of - initiating tho formation of a Pastoral nnd Agricultural Association for tlio bcsnofit of tlio largo number of brooders awl producors rosiding bot\toon Deep Crook nnd Wyrallaji and tho coiut lino. ' Thero whs « vory fair attondunco, and the climr was occupied ..-b(y W. Baillio, Esq., of Codrington, wlio ojt- j \ plained shortly the object of tho mooting,^, Mr. E. M; -D.' Spring '.moved tho ,fn$t resolution, which was ns follows, — 'That this moolir.g is of opinion that nn Agricul tural Association, to bo cnllod tho Central Eichmond Pastoral anil Agricultural Society . bo now formed.' - ' ^ Secotulod by Mr. 33. Kennedy. An amendment wns moved that tho word ' Horticultural'.' should nlso bo wldod tp ! tlio titlo of the society, but was lost aftor i somo slight discussion. - . Mr. O. R. Jonos...

Publication Title: Richmond River Herald And Northern Districts Advertiser, The
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TO THE EDITOR OF THE RICHMOND RIVER HERALD. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

to TnF. Enrron of tub nionuoND ntvEn hkiut.d. Sill, — Progress boing now tho watchword of Coraki, I think tho time at hand for somo stops to bo tnkon to improvo tho wrotohod stnte of cur footpaths. I would rospoctfully suggest that a subscription list be oponod ami onoush monoy raised in that way to form and mako tho foot walk Tm-rnnn MV V„l,aW,'o ' to the prosont police station and also tliat ] from Quain's Hotel to 'Bridge stroot. I I boliovo all proporty-holdors will givo frooly i as it will improvo thoir proporty as woll as i odd immensoly to their comfort and that of their families. Buildings aro going up rapidly, popula tion is fast inoreusing, and wo havo not a footpath to walk on without gotting nnkledoop in mud. The stato of our cometory lias of lato occupiod some attention, and I say nil honor to thoso who i nro taking stops to improvo its condition, but whilo admitting that tho dead liavq a claim (and a strong ono) on our respectful nttontion, yot I hold that it is tho mo...

Publication Title: Richmond River Herald And Northern Districts Advertiser, The
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District Roads. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

District Roads. I The following potition will bo brouchf boforo tho publio mooting on Mouday night noxt, for adoption : — '? To tho Ilonoinble the Minister for Works. 'Honorable Sir, — The humble Petition of tho residents of tho Central and Lower Richmond rcsncctt'ullv sliewuth — ' That owing to tho very unsatisfactory mnn nor in which tho roads aro attended to another system than tho present ono should bo adopted, '' Your potitionora therefore urge you to givo tho mattor your consideration. , v 'In view of the vory satisfactory way tho roads in othor parts of tho colony iim iijf.othor colonics aro managed by their bciiflf^ Vwted in trustees your petitioners bog thatethjf Binu! systom bo cxtonded to this district 4 'Your petitioners also bog to TcMp^y - '? consider tho necessity of appointMrv^jJ'1-'1 Superintendent for the Central Richmond, it being quite impoiu^2fr-4£': officor to attend to, satisfactorily, fTEvY'' -'I montsof tho roads in a largo idik-Uv ?' .*?? ? district, no mat...

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Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

CorreN|M-ii-len-!e. [Tho Editor does not held himself responsible for opinions exprnnsod by correspondents.)

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SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. Arrivals. November 20. — Tnmki, s,, Cnptnln .Tnekson, from Sydney. Passengers — Mesdamps Stnys, M'Kinnon, Mortimer, White, M'Kenzie, Cook. Fletcher. Birmingham : Miss M'Kinnon ; Messrs. Grady, Bedford. Jankson, Pearson, linng, Mortimer (2), Dnni-ls, Armstrong, M Kenzip (2). White. StnfF Fletcher, Garvin, Birmingham, Grime, Farmer, Gibson, Rev. G. R. Currey, nnd 8 In tlio strcrngp. Cnrgo, 150 ?tonH goneral merchandise, Left Sydney nt. 7 p.m.. on tho 10th instant arrived off Richmond Bnr on the 18th, erosspd in on the 90tli nt p.m. nnd arrived nt Cornki nt 9 p.m. samo dny. Detained off the bar on account of tho fresh running out.

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Coraki Police Court. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND. BEFORE MR. J. White. J.P. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

Coraki Police Court. I i Monday, Novemhru 22nd. / Befoiie Mr. J. Whito. J.P. Jnmos Murphy, ohargod with boing drunk, plondeu guilty and was finod 5s or 24 hours' imprisonment. Goorgo Maoro, ohargod with being drunk and disorderly, pleaded guilty, and was finod 20s, or 48 hours' imprisonment. I WEDNESDAY, JN OVEM71EH -M. I Boforo Messrs. W. Yabsloy and J. Whito, ; j's.p. I ; John Moohan wns brought boforo tho Court chargod with attomptod suicic'o, Constablo ltogors, boing sworn, stated: 1 I am n constablo of Police stationoil at Coraki ; on Monday night last, about 10 j o'olcok, owing to a roport mado to mo I proceeded, accompanied by Dr. Connor, to fho residonco of Mr. Jainos Buchanan, of tho North Arm ; I thoro saw tho acousod who was |ying on a bod in a back room ; I ho appeared to be olinost unconscious from loss of blood, which had apparently flown / : from a wound in his loft arm, whoro a voin had apparently boon cut ; thore was a groat quantity of blood about tho bod nnd on th...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

Special Advertisements. [An extra ohargo of 20 per cent mmlo for ad vertisements inserted in this column.] jyj- E D I 0 A L. p. a. coiwor, M. B., M. Cit., EniNiumou UNivEnsrrr, may lie oonsultcd nt Mobbs' Hotel, Coraki, Daily ; nnd nt MURRAY'S HOTEL, SOUTH WOODBURN, frnm 10 to 1 o'clock, igT EVERY TUESDAY. QUARTERLY ACCOUNTS. Wn hnvo to njrnin request ft settlement of nil nepounts rendered to 30tli Soptembnr Inst. The outlay in running n news paper is very h»nvv, more especially under I1ip circumstances in whlnh wo worp ? laced when starting, and wo hope thoso indeb'pd will hoar this io mind nnd settle their accounts nt onco. LOUIS P. BENAUD. Herald Office, Nov. 18. ' TTUNQUAM DORMIO.' THE gicTrmcrnfr Shifter 0cr:rlir, AND NORTHERN DISTRICTS ADVERTISER. Punr.isnEn at Coraki every Friday Morning. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1886.

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

I Shipping Notices. BB.NICOLL'SLTNE op steamers ? 3UJNNTNC. TO-AND PROM SYDNEY. THE S. 8. BELLI VGER (under tho oommaed of Captain H. At.t.ey), in now making1 WKKKLY TRIPS botwocu tlio Richmond Rivor and Sydnoy. AGENTS: Biillina ? ? ? ? ? Woodburn ? ? ? J. Lanp. * 'Coraki ? ? ? ? ? ? 0. Stamford. Casino ? ; . . ? F. G. Crouch. Lismoro ' ? ? E. Coleman. . All Cnriro to and from Casino and tlio S6utli Arm of tlio rivor froo of droghago. D. B. NT.COLL, Victoria Wharf, Sydnoy. rpO THE TRAVELLING PUBLTC IN JL tlio Richmond Rivor District. JOHN SEE and CO.'S Line of Steamers. Until further notice tlio Fiivnuritfl Passonjror Steamers HELEN NICOI.T, and AUSTRA LIAN will run ob follows : — Tlio fl.s. HELEN NTCOLL, Captain It. A. PriiFor, lonvinir Sydnoy SATURDAY NTttTTTS, nt !) o'clw.k. ' Leaving Grafton WEDNESDAY MORNINGS, nt G o'clock. Tlio s.r. AUSTRALIAN, Cnptnin TT. C Child leitrh, leaving Sydnoy TUESDAY NIGHTS, nt 0 o' clonk. Leaving Grafton SATURDAY MORNINGS, at 6. 30 o'olook. Thoso s...

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Brief Mention. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

Brief Mention. I Formation of Agricultural Society is going on swimmingly. C. B. Stophens is spokon of ns Clnof Justico. A lad, near Toowooinba, while bird nesting full from a height of 46 foot and was killed. J. Brown, baker of Darling-street, Sydney, was fined £110 19s. last week, for having light 1 ? .1 . ..,,,1 „ T-., ^150 Casino Ministerial Reception Committee have a credit bnlanco of £19 15s. 3d. 23,000 bags of ' spuds' will bo shippod from Grafton before the end of tho year. Goods aro being convoyed from London to Sydney for 5s. a ton. From Sydney to tho Richmond 25s. Why this thusncss f Tlio Secretary of the Lismore Agricultural Society lins lico'n voted £25 ns salary. Casino Light Horse mustered 28 in tho field last week. At the last meeting of tho Casino Municipal Council, Alderman Balzer moved. — ' That a water monkoy nnd 12 tumblors lie procured from Lismore for use in the Council Chamber.' Tt was pointed out that tho fair Mooncy was not an Alderman and mioht supply them...

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C. R. A. and P. Society. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

11. A. and P. Society. There can be no doubt now, that from and since its inauguration on Tuesday night, the formation of a Central Richmond Pastoral and Agricultural Society is bound to be an unqualified success. For ourselves we had no doubt about the result, feeling assured that the common interests of hundreds of farmers and settlers within the large radius embraced in the operations of the association must naturally prompt them to lend their, names and aid to such a movement. We are much pleased to be in a position to state that since the nipht of the meeting up to the present writing, a considerable number of spon taneous offers of membership have been made, and by good men and true \ and we have no doubt that ere the last day of this year dies our members roll will be considerably in excess of that of any similar association on the river. We do not assert this in any boastful spirit, but merely state it as the natural outcome of the needs of a large agricultural population in...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

General Notices. ANTED, a first-class ALL ROUND MAN for tho hush. Good wages and tuckor. Apyly GEORGE COOPER, Coraki. JMPORTANT NOTICE. In consoquence of the inclemency of tho woathor, and the wrotched state of t,h^- roads consequent thoroon, the PUBLIC MEETING to consider a petition to bo forwarded (conjointly with Woodburn and Broadwater) respecting the disgraceful stato lof the Jroads in the central portion I of tho district, announced for THURSDAY (y 08 tarda? ) EVENING, has bcon postponed until MONDAY NEXT, at 7.30 p.m. sharp, at the School of Arts, when all intoresiod are roquessed to attend. By order. CHOICE FRUIT! Landing This Day — Ex Q,uoen of tho South Fine Ripo ORANGES. APPLES, BANANAS, APRICOTS, PLUMS, &c. At JOHN BENAUD'S. Clarence & Richmond rivers s. n. company. We have this day appointed Mr. J. STOREY Agent for our Company at CORAKI, and beg to give notice that W. A. NOBLE is no longer in our service. Mr. J. STOREY will have solo control of our busin...

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Old Scotland. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

Old Scotland. S Dr. Edgab, the parish minister -1 Mauchline, has been searching sorrS : . ancient records of Scotland and '(lias rJ produced them as lectures under thl title of ' Old Church Life in Scotland! ?: Tho following are two interesting records | — Here is the way in which, in the gooi I oiu uays, a scnooi noiiaay was oiceu speura ' The school room was turned into a? cockpit, and every boy that owned if . gamecock brought his bird to the sshoii - to competo for honours in bloody an! deadly combat. The owners of tho coc® paid to the school master a small sum, in name of entry monoy, and thoso wlo - did not provide a combatant had to au extra sum for admission to the spec tacle. It was a gala day in tho sclioil- i master's calendar, for not only had Ju / tho benefit of pocketing tho entry aA , | admission money, but he had tho pt'rlr } logo of picking up the carcascs of t v $ slain and soizing the person of tl - / fugitives.' Somo rather mean tricks apjiear j / ' have been pla...

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The Cattle Fish or Octopus. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

The Oa-Ue f isli or Octopus. The honor of setting nt; rest, nil doubts as *to the great squid (remarks the Cornhill Magazine) certainly belongs to the 11 ev. M. Harvey, the learned and accurate Newfoundland naturalist. In .1873 two fishermen were catching cod in Conception Buy, when they saw a shapeless mass floating on the water at a little distance. ' Wreck, no doubt,' they said to themselves ; and, as fisher men arc not above salvage, they went close to- it and struck .'it with a boat hook. In a second the supposed wreck developed suddenly into a fear some monster, opened its huge staring eyes ferociously with a ghastly roll, and snapped at the boat-hook with its huge bill or jaws. The men were so struck with terror that they could not move; and before they could recover their self-possession the creature was full upon them, shooting out from its head several long fleshy arms, and groping at the boat with them in its hideous fury. Only the two long tentacles succeeded in grapplin...

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The Life of Robert Emmett. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

The Life of Btobert JHiiimett. On Monday evening a- lecture, tho sub-' joct.of which was'The Lifo of Robert Emmott,' vvasgiven byMr. J. G. 0'R.yan, ..^barrister-at-hiw, in the Catholic school rootn, Paddingtou. The lecture was delivered under ; the auspices of the ...-?? ; Piiddington branch of the Irish National . League. The chair 'was 'occupied by the ; Hev. Father SliitUny,' and ' there' was a large, audience. Mr., O'Ryan . gave a detailed account of the principal scenes . in the eventful life, of Robert Emmetfc; and commencing, with his -eurlv life and college days,' he reviewed thcchicf points of interest in the patriot's career, includ ing his visit to France, his interview .? ? with Napoleon -Bonaparte and tho famous ? ? -. Talleyrand, his return to Ireland: after ?the signing of the Treaty. of Amions,-: his , . subsequent abortive revolt in 1 S03 against the English- rule, and his execution. Tho : sympathies - of; the audience were' ?v ??-. entirely with, the -. lecturer, a...

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Admiral Tryon on War Preparations. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

Admlriit 'JTrynn on War f ; I I'rcitarnilouis. 0 1 At the Mayoral banquet in Mclbom-j on Tuesday Admiral Ttyon responded ) i the toast of 'Tho Navy.' llo said, wit i I reference to tlio Navy at largo, that thoi' J [ was only one navy— tho navy of oi I I country. (Enthusiastic applause.) 1 I somo quarters a sort of idea pro vailed- I and it once prevailed moro generally--; that sailors weve a careless feort of fellows, Thoy were also reflecting men. ' Thoro was no body of men on earth who mora; of ton considered the great task that any day might bo placed on tlioir shoulders. ! Thoro was no body of men in tho world * who woro moro intiuaatoly acquainted with tho grundour of tlio Empire-i-. (clioors) — -who wero better ncquniniod with tho fact that our nation, seated as it might bo, throughout tho woi'd,. geographically, would unite liko ono mn for all national purposes. (Great 11. plause.) Ho kopt a.Hpccinl eye on tliso associatod with him. When they exit, inod the greatness of tho t...

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An Unknown Hero. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 26 November 1886

An Unknown Hero. Sixce the institution of the Victorian Cross there has been considerable disputa tion as to the wisdom of the policy which inaugurated such a decoration. Many who could not be called cynics declared, that, to decorate a soldier because he was brave, was almost as doubtful a compli ment as to congratulate a woman because she was cbastc. Bravery is supposed to be a soldierly attribute, inseparable from the profession of arms, and to make a special merit of it was held in some quarters to be a mockery and an insult to the warrior. It was difficult, too, to define the limit where the soldier ceased to perform tho mere ' duty ' of being brave and earned a special distinction for extraordinary courage ; the records of the Victoria Cross show some curious instances of this difficulty. But, Sir Frederick Roberts told the other day at Simla the story of a deed which, had it occurred in Roman history, would have made the hero of it immortal ; and yet in English history it had...

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