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The Late Fire at Flood's Wool Stores. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
The Late Fire at Flood's Wool Stores. A meeting of persona interested in the wool destroyed hy the recent fire at "Flood's Btores was yesterday held at tho Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Alexander Campbell was voted to the chair. Mr. WATT said that Messrs. Kümmerer and Hinch cliff had surveyed the damaged wool, and had recom mended that tte wool which it was not possible to extinguish, should bo sold at once in blank lots on "account of those whom it might concern, and that tho bales, the marks of which, could not be distinguished, shall be separated and dried, put in merchantable order and reshipped. This did not bind any shipper to do anything olso than as he liked with his wool ; but of course mastors of ve'ssels holding bills of lading wore entitled to indemnity. He would move tho adoption of tho report. After some discussion as to thc right of vote of others apart from thoso directly interested in tho loss by the fire, Mr. HOLT seconded Mr. Watt's motion. Ho thought that it should bo...
THURSDAY. LAND ACT AMENDMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
THURSDAY. LAND ACT AMENDMENT. Mr. FARNELL asked the Secretary for Lands-Is it the intention of the Government to introduce a bill during the present session to amend the Crown Lands Alienation Act and the Crown Lands Occupation Act of 18Ö1? Mr. FORSTER said the Government had no intention of introducing any such bill during tho present session. THE ESTIMATES. The SPEAKER read a message from his Excellency, transmitting to the Houso tho estimate for 1870, with supplementary estimates for ISß!), and previous years. On the motion of Mr. SAMUEL tho message was referred to the consideration of the committeo of supply. ARRESTS ON MESNE PROCESS. On a formal motion, loavo was given to Mr. Sjvmuol to introduce a bill to amend tho law as to Arrests on Mesne Process. Mr. SAMUEL brought up tho bill, which was read a first time, and ordered to bo printed. The second reading was made an order of the dny for "Wednesday next. SUPERANNUATION BILL. A message having been read by the SPEAKER, from tho ...
WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
WEDNESDAY. Mr. LACKEY, for Mr. Nowlan, asked tko Secretary for Lands-Is there any, and if any, what provision made under the Diseases in Sheep Act to prevent im ported sheep being landed before being examined by an inspector? " , Mr. FORSTER said the hrst part of thc question referred to a point of law, which he was not to bo Eresumed to be betterable to answer than thc hon. mein er. Tho Government had instructed the Customs department to take precautions to prevent sheep being landed before being examined. Mr. BUCHANAN asked tho Secretary for Public "Works-1. Is tho bridge at Cowra finished ? 2. Is thc gentleman who was appointed inspector of tho works still in the pay of tho Government ? 3. Is tho bridge inspector at present at Cowra, and has he anything to do there ? Mr. SUTHERLAND said-1. It is not comploted. 2. Yes. 3. He is ; but will be removed in a few days to another district. Mr. BUCHANAN asked the Colonial Treasurer 1. Is the Treasurer aware that a great portion of the si...
GRAFTON. Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
GRAFTON. Tuesday. At a meeting of the shareholders of tho Belmore sugar mill, Ulmarra, _ yesterday, it waa resolved to wind up tho association. The extensive mill and Ílant is announcod, in to-day's Examiner, to be rought to the hammor early in March. A provi sional committee from amongst the old shareholders have convened a meeting for Friday next, to form a new sugar company to purchase the mill. The lia bilities aro set down at £4078; and the assets, exclusive of land, at .í-iól-t. The mill, under Mr. Marshall, is now -working and manufacturing fine sugar in payable quantities, worth from £35 tb £38 per ton. Messrs. Meillon, Payne, Norman, and Cowan were elected Aldermen to-day.
TUESDAY. PETITION AGAINST RETURN OF MEMBEB. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
TUESDAY. . . PETITION AGAINST BETUEN OF MEMBEB. Mr. COWPER brought up a petition from Mr. Arthur Remington, against tho return of MichaelFitzpatrick, Esq., as member for Yass Plains. BUM DISTILLATION BILL. Mr. DEAN asked tho Colonial Secretary-Is it tho intention of tho Government to introduce a bill during the present session to facilitate the distillation of rum from the products of colonial cane-fields ? Mr. COWPER said his hon. colleague the Treasurer would submit a measure dealing with this question at an early dato. NAVIGATION OF THE MACLEAY AND THE MANNING. Mr. DEAN asked tho Secretary for Public Works 1. Wien the sums voted by Parliament for improving tho navigation of the Macleay River will be expended 'Í 2. When will the dredge promised to the Manning be sent to that river ? 3. Is tho Honorable tho Minister for Works aware that the bridge over King Creek, on tho road from Port Macquarie to Now England, is in a very dangerous state ? Mr. SUTHERLAND saul the Government had a...
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4. HUNTER RIVER FLOODS COMMISSION. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4. HUNTER RIVER FLOODS COMMISSION. Mr. LEE asked tko Colonial Secretary-1. When the evidence taken before tho commissioners appointed by tho Government to ascertain -what measures, if any, could bo adopted for relieving tho Hunter Uiver district from tho effects of floods, will be laid upon the table of this House, together with then1 report thereon? 2. Havo thc Government considered this report, in refer ence to dealing with tho subject by legislation at an early period ? Mr. COWPER said tho final report had not been furnished to tho Government, nor had any evidence been furnished. A progress report had been received, and application mado for an extension of tho time to enable tho commissioners to have plans drawn, to accompany and illustrate the report. Tho progress report ho now laid on tho table, and moved that it be printed. Tho House ordered that the report be printed. BILLS HEAD A FIRST TIME. Mr. FORSTER brought up a bill to provide for ...
Pedestrianism, &c. THE ALBERT SPOBTS. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
Pedestrianism, &c. THE ALBERT SPOBTS. On Saturday there was an af temoon sport at tlus popular place of amusement, lt was advertised under the patronage of tho Saturday Half Holiday Associa tion. There were somewhere about 1500 persons ¡on the ground, all of whom Boemed thoroughly to enjoy themselves. The German band was in attendance, and elivened the intervals botweon the races. Mr. Brennan of the President Lincoln, Woolloomooloo, dispensed creature comforts in tho pavilion, and host Bowinan,; of tho Coachmakers' Arms, had tho Grand Stand bar. Mr. G. Curtis was as usual tho Btarter, and performed his duties to the satisfaction of all concerned. Mr. Teece, in tho absence of Mr, O. Lett, was the judge. Tlie chief featuro in tho programme was the final treat of the bioyolo steeple chose, which, as it could not be decided on Anniversary Day, was run over again on Saturday. Evans, the winner, went over all tho obstaolesHvithout a baulk. Goodridge was very unfortunate in breakin...
Cricket. PROGRAMME OF TO-DAY'S MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
Cricket. PROGRAMME OF TO-DAY'S MATCHES. 1st eleven Alberts v. 1st TJniverity, on A. 0. G. 2nd eleven Alberts v. E. A. and 18th Regiment, on M. 0. G. 3rd eleven Alberts r. Toxteth 2nd, at Toxteth. 1st Warwick v. 1st Newtown (cont. ), at Newtown. 1st Caxtons v. 1st Victoria, in Domain. PRESENTATION.-Abat was presented to Mr. Charles Carman, of Bathurst, for his being tho highest scorer in the late Bathurst and Orango match. The bat is one of Cobbett's best, and obtained from Messrs. Nichol and Co., of Sydney. On the back is a neat silver plate bearing a suitable inscription.-Bathurst Times. The celebrated aboriginal cricketer, Johnny Mullagh, who has been suffering severely for tho past fortnight from lung disease, which was greatly aggravated by the bustling he had to undergo in the M. C. C. v. South Melbourne match, was sent back by tho M. C. C. to his former home on the 31st January. Tue poor fellow was in an extremely critical state when he took his departure, and as he has to tra...
THUBSDAY. TELEGRAPHIC CHARGES. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
THUBSDAY. TELEGRAPHIC CHARGES. Air. DEAS THOMSON asked the Representative of tho Government-IK it tho intention of tho Government to assimilate the regulations of this colony with those recently adopted in Victoria, imposing a uniform rate of charge for telegraphic messages, irrespective of distance V Mr. OWEN : The question is under the consideration of tho Government. A communication has been received from tho Government of Victoria, urging tho adoption of a uniform rate of charges-the same as in that colony. IMPOUNDING LAWS. Mr. OWEN moved for leave to bring in a bill to amend tho Impounding Laws. Tho motion was carried. On the motion of Mr. OWEN, thc House adjourned at twenty minutes to 5 until 4 o'clock on Wednesday next,
New South Wales Parliament. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9. THDRAWAL OF IMPERIAL TROOPS. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
j New South Wales Parliament. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. "WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9. ^THDRAWAL OF IMPERIAL TROOPS. Mr. DOCKER asked the Representative of the Government-"Whether any despatches upon tho sub ject of the "prospectivo withdrawal of the Imperial troops," or showing " a tendency on the part of her Majesty's Ministers in England to relax thc strictness of tho relations subsisting between the mother country I and the colonies, and to encourage in British dependen cies a moro effeotivo spirit of self-reliance, rather than a disposition to look entirely for support or protection from thelmperialGovcriiment," of later date than thoso already published, have been received by his Excol I laney the Governor ; and if so, whether any objection exists to their being laid upon tho table of this Council? Mr. OWEN replied : No later despatches have been received by tho Governor from the Secrctnry of State than those already published.
EDITORIAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
EDITORIAL NOTES. THE preservation of a vast amount of valuablo pro« porty from entire destruction, during the.confia-, gration in Circular Quay, proves how efficiont and useful the firo companies aro. Without doubt, had it not been for theil' assistance, the whole block pf , buildings, with tho costly contenta j ; stored, ? within them, must have beon destroyed, and as, tiris is one of tho many prominent instances of their úsq-, fulnoss it is propor to draw attention to tho fact I that, ina very groat moaauro these companiesdepond upon their own subscriptions for support. .It.is.truo. that not unfroquently their exertions in saving property are substantially acknowledged by thoso who have boon thus benefittcd ; but it also often appears that they got nothing more solid than ? thanks. It is tho more meritorious, therefore, in thoso who work hard, and risk lifo for others, that they do so without any special interest savo .that pf. desire to save thoro fellow citizens from loss of lif...
NEW ZEALAND. VIA MELHOURNE. Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
NEW ZEALAND. VIA MELHOUHNB. Tuesday. Intelligence has been received from "Now Zealand of a skirmish between the European Forces under Colonel M'Donnell and some of Te Kooti's men, in which the Maoris wero worsted and boat a retreat. Tho Europeans burnt a village, killod four men and captured, ten others Colonel McDonnell was slightly wounded by a splinter. Four of his men wore killed, ono is missing, and another is wounded mortally. According to the last accounts the Europeans wore continuing tho pursuit of tho onemy. SHEEP FOE EXPORTATION.-The Paterson correspon dent of tho Maitland Mercury says that our Amorican cousins are just beginning to como to Australia to select their stud stock. Tho Messrs. M'Gillis, two American gentlemen, who aro large and successful breeders in California, are now in this colony, and in the market for the purchase of pure-bred Leicester sheep ; and within the last few days those gentlomen have paid a visit to Tocal, and have selected and pur chased from...
MELBOURNE. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
MELBOURNE. Saturday. "UOOO casos kerosono and à large quantity of 1 tobacco, to arrive by tho Swallow, havo been sold at prices fully equal to tho ruling rates. There is more inquiry for Hennessey's brandy. Stocks aro low. Holders ask 2Gs. 3d. to 2Gs. Gd. A movement has commenced for tho roinoval of offensive manufactories from the banks of tho river. Tho training ship Nelson took a trip on Wednes day, to inaugurate the now Victorian flag. _ Ino Government intend to adopt tho contal systom ra the Customs and Railway departments, and with reference to all Government contracts for flour and grain. At a meeting of tho Australasian Insurance Com pany, the marino brunch showed heavy losses, and tQoy considered the propriety of writing off £75,000 deficit. TbiB was left to the discretion of the directors. In tho firo branch a dividend of 10 per cent, was deolared. The reaping machine returns of Castlemaine dis trict average thirty bushels. The weather is very oppressive. Monday. The openi...
ROCKHAMPTON. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Australian Town and Country Journal — 12 February 1870
ROCKHAMPTON. Saturday. Tho weather cleared on Thursday. Two hundred and eighty yards of Wiseman's Bndgo wero carried away, and the railway embankments in several places have been swept away. The worst breach is near Stuart's Creek. A temporary bridgo is being erected there, and trains will run again in a few days. The river is now within four feet of tho highest flood mark, and is still rising. The Yaamba township is nearly covored with water, Alligator Creek ia made two miles wide by the Hood, and the telegraph, posts there aro completely covered for a mile. For another mile tho tops of the posts only aro visible. The rainfall from Saturday to Thursday morning was 22-2 inches. Monday. Floods are still rising on the Fitzroy River, and the waters have reached within a short distance of the highest flood mai-ks. Most disastrous nows has been receivod from Clermont. The water rose five feet in one hour, and the people were coaipellod to take lefuge in trees. The cries of distress in ev...