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STANLEY JOTTINGS. VISIT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND WORKS. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 24 December 1890
STANLEY JOTTINGS, VISIT OF THE MINISTER OF LANDS AND WORKS. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT). The Minister of Lands and Works, accom- panied by Messrs. Moore, Fincham, and &nbsp; &nbsp; Sheard, arrived at Circular Head on Wednes- day to inquire into harbour works and other public matters. It was Mr. Pillingers first &nbsp; visit to the district, and he was met at the Black River, seven miles from Stanley, by a &nbsp; large cavalcade. Mr. Spicer welcomed him' &nbsp; into the district, and said that that the residents hoped to have an opportunity later on, not &nbsp; only of bringing our wants before him, but also of showing him that our resources war &nbsp; &nbsp; ranted us in claiming what we did. &nbsp; Mr. Pillinger thanked them for their cor- dial welcome, and said that he had no doubt been blamed for being so long in visiting the district...
Stanley Breakwater. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 24 December 1890
Stanley Breakwater, Stanley is at last within measurable dis- tance of its breakwater, and the visit of the Minister of Lands to Circular Head last week bids fair to be the inaugural ceremony of a new and better state of things in that long neglected and long suffering portion of Tas- mania. A less impressionable person than Mr. Pillinger could not fail to be-struck with the keen interest manifested by the large throng of residents at the meeting on Wednesday evening ; a throng which would have been much larger still had longer and more ex- tensive notice been given of the intention to hold a pubic meeting. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; It was patent to even the most superficial observer that the statements made to the Minister by the various members of the deputation were examples of the fact that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.' The utterances were emphatic--- &nbsp; with the emphnsis of conviction, earnes...
A New Semi-Incandescent Lamp. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 29 December 1890
A New Semilncandles csnt Lamp. M. Henry Pieper, jun , of Liege, has brought out a now typo of somiiiieaiidcs cent lamp. Tho lamp consists of two horizontal rods of copper, set in lino with each other, but separated by a space of about 3-lfitli of nn inch. A tlihi, fluted carbon rod is set vertically, and rests upon ho ends of tho copper rod, forming a bridge across. The current pusses through, tho copper rod and through tiio noiut of tno carbon rod, which is thuroby rendered brilliantly incandescent. Tiio copper rods nro supported on spring hinges, and if tho carbon should break, they will rise slightly until two contacts at their outer omJ.s come into action, thus automatically slioi't-euttiug tiio lamp. Tiio wear of tho copper rods is exceedingly slight, tiie car bon only being consumed. Somo lamps of this typo havo been sent to tho l'aris Inhibition. ...
The Ballarat Tragedy. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 29 December 1890
T!\e Ballnrnt Tragedy, The events in connection with the recent tragedy woro ndvnnced another stngo on Saturday (says the correspondent of the ' Argus '), when Johnston wns l'cmovcd to the gaol hospital uiulcr n warrant charging him with the murder of his daughter JInry, After having been in a sinking condition on Friday ulghl Johnston full into a refreshing sloop, from which he awoke on Friday morn ing in appearance nud mnnuor perfectly sane. In n conversation which ho hud with Ov. Scott shortly uftcr ho had called the Intter by name he nsked if ho were In n mad house. On being infoi Died Unit he was in the hospital, he questioned the doctor ns to why lie wns there, and nsked If he had been brought from the yards, meaning the cattle yank He had no recollection o£ any recent events. As he was deemed siilllclently recovered tor re moval, Sergeant Charles, who had pre viously sworn nn information ngniust him for immlcr, proceeded to the hospital, accompanied by Mr. J. V. Jl'Donald, J....
The Wellington Times Published Every Wednesday and Saturday. MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1890. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 29 December 1890
Published Heery Wednesday and Saturday. ; MOKJDAY, DBCimniiU SO, 1S00, Goveiinjiext Land Sams.— AVo would again remind nil thoso interested that a salo of Grown Lands willljo hold by Mr. William Jones, on AVeduesdny next nt llurnlo. Par ticulars of tho vnrious lots for sale will bo found in our advertising columns. liiKTKnTAIN MEKT AT THE TOWN TTAT1I1. ? On Christmas Eve tho Roynl Dramatic and Comedy Company gavo a performance nt tho Town Hall, Burnie. There was a very good audience, aud a ilrst-class performance wns given, tho vnrions members of the company acquitting themselves most sntlsfnctorily. Tho company nro now nt AVnrntnh. On Fri day night, January 2, thoy will tjivo another performnnco nt Burnio, nnd on Saturday next they will nppenr at AVynynrd. AVynyabd. — A tea meeting was held here on Boxing Night by tho Church of England, in aid of St. Stephen's building fund, which passed off very well, nnd should result in n good sum being ndded to tho fund. After the ten a short d...
Managers' Reports. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 29 December 1890
Nliiiiutt'ui'N' MuiwvtH. Clodkin Mstundod, Whylo Itlvor, lbo. 2-, — Since hist nip lit the main milt lint bo:n extended Uft. liln. I total i!Unnov-, 085ft. Tlio llmostono is a l.'lllu harder, but It Is fairly good ground fur ilrlrliiir. Washington, Whytu Itivur, Doc. 20.— Sl:ico last report the drive on tho 'lode bus boon uxtjnded 40ft. ; tolul, 2(i0ft. I lave crossed under tho oreuk, and now driving in rising ground. The lodu Is now looking well, us ehrom ite of lend, pioniorphltos, and chloride being visible. Ilnvo driven into thu south eastern wall Oft. lloaxlowooil Company, Doc. 211, — No. H nillt hns been extended Tor the fortnight 17ft., mnking tho total leuglh 1 71ft, The main shaft is gradually draining, nnd hnd only 15ft, of water In It.when I left tho mine on tlio 21th inst., nt which date all work was Rloppcd until after tlio now yenr. The vein of ore in the lodu is somewhat smaller tlinu usual, being only about 2in. wide, ami tho ore contains n largo percentage of zinc,<...
MINING NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 29 December 1890
MIXING iVKWS. * ? .[Mining mnnngcrs nre respectfully re iiuestcd to 'forward their reports as early as possible. Any items of news for insertion under this bending will be thniikfully re ceived.] Most marvellous and sensational news is to hand from Brisbane with reference to a dis jjvery of antimony at Charters Towers, Raid to bo worth millions. The antimony is alleged to hnvo been found upon some de tertcil goldflelds 14 miles from tho town. A lease lins been npplicd for to work the field cor antimony, but the department has not divulged'the names of the npplicnuts, who, it is believed, arc poor men, and discovered the Held by necident. The Warden uf Char crs Towers states that the nssnys showed 111 percent, of pure ore, of the value of .CIO per ton. According to the report, blocks of 401b and 50lb weight are scattered about the sur face. News has also been received of a valu able discovery at.Knngnroo Hills, now called Moss Vale, near the Ingltnm lield, which, it is believed, will...
A.J.C. RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 29 December 1890
A.J.O. HACKS. ;'i'ho Australian Jockey Club meeting at Sydney on Boxing Day wns n great success, the nttcmlauce being very large, and the it lather beautiful. Stoekwell won the Suin ncr Cup, Vespashv second, nnd Vretty Knt 2 tiiinl. Thirty-two started. A.J.C. Handi jhp— AntEOiis 1, Krnait 2, Crown Jewel 3. Flying Handicap — Fiancee 1, Acushln 2, .nvender!). Hunllcs — Hnutloverl, Pentagon .', Waverloy !l. Nursery Handicap — Pie Crust 1, Eloquence 2, Silence .').
THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 29 December 1890
THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS, ? * ? . In accordance with tho usual custom, tho Christmas holidays have been observed all along tho const, ns well ns in nil parts of tho colonies, in the customary mnnncr, sports meetings of all kinds being held on Boxing Day and Snturday. Tho wonthur on the Const was lino on both days, ns well ns Chrlstmns Day, excepting at AVaratah. On Thursday,, it rained nil day) ,on Friday n bitterly cold southorly wind, accompanied ay uuunaiuuai suowurs, x}-o-aiicu j uut on Snturday tho weather wns finer, From in tclligenco to hand of the various gatherings, everything appeal's to havo passed off well, no serious nccldcnts occurring to mar tho pleasure of tho proceedings, although two casualties happened nt mco meetings. Oua wns nt AVynynrd, in tho Flying Handicap, aud the other at Lnuuccston. By the latter J. Davis, the ridor of Oroya in tho Christmas Handicap, hnd his arm broken ; and particu lars of the former nro given in the report of the meeting. Reports of the ...
SHIPPING. BURNIE. ARRIVED [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 29 December 1890
. SllllMMNU, ?'—?-—— ^ ? - 1IIT1B3TU!!. A11HIV13D. December 27.— Flinders, s.h, !)SI tons, J, V. Bontloy, from Lnunccston. SAILED. Decombor 27.— Flinders, s.s., 081 tons, J. V. Bentley, miustor, fot Melbourne, Tho Flinders nrrlved lioro on Sutunlny night obout 7 o'clock from Lnuncoston and lef t-f or Melbourne nbout nn hour Intor.
MAXIMS FOR MILKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 29 December 1890
? MAXIMS VO31 3UXKEIIS. Always treat your cows gently, oven when you hnyo cause to be provoked. Keep your linger nails out short. A cow's teats are very sensitive, nnd the animal's restivencss is often owing to the fact that she dreads your rough ways nnd touch. Clean your cowshed thoroughly before you milk. Hardly any substance is so easily con taminated by foul odours as milk. Have your utensils as clean ns your lmiulx. If of tin, set them out in the sunlight. If you have long tin cans, hang them up so that the oncn end of tho am is near the ! earth. There is no better deodoriser than 1 the soil. Never feed your cows' while you . are milking. One thing nt a time. Let your I animals know that at milking they must pny attention t° J'011- Clenn the cow's uefder well before' you nttonipt to milk. Wo it with £.J n dry cloth or brush. , Avoid water for this jp, purpose ; iitul, if necessary, let tho water be Jl -? warm, nml then dry tho udder perfectly. fe Give n little snlt in their fe...
Leven Regatta. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 29 December 1890
Leven Regatta, (FltOM OUIl OWN COItllESroNDENT). ' The annual Loven regatta took plnce on Boxing Day nnd wns tho most successful yet held. A largo number of persons nrrived by rail nnd the ntteiidnnco wns estimated at fully 1,000. The vnrlous events resulted at follows :— Tho pair-oared race for youths wns won by 11. 8. 'Taylor and C. Heard. Tho North-west Coast Champion Four oared Hace wns won by the Mersey crow stroked by Stcphemou, tho Ulverstoue crew being second, the Lnunccston crew nowhere. Jlr. B. Taylor won the Flint Clnss Snilinp llnce, the Mercantile Amateurs being won by the crew consisting o£ II. West, G., P., and F. Bennclmnip. The Maiden Fours— three pullers — was won by E. Howbotham, S. Gillnrd, and J. Gillard ; and the Canoe ltace by A. W. Allen.
Waratah Athletic Sports. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 29 December 1890
Waratalj Athletic Sports, Patron— Mr. H. AV. F. Knysor, J.P. Com mittee — Moron. C. Sheedy, T. II. Jones, E. School, J. Apted, AV. Gittons, A. AV. Johnston. Judge — Mr. T. H. Jones. Stnrter— Mr. C. Sheedy. Hon. treasurer — Mr. E. School. Secrotnry — Mr. A. AV. Johnston. Tho .annual two days sports meeting nt AVnratah commenced on the Recreation Ground, on Boxing Day ; and this year on the day following — instead of Now Year's Day- — tho mooting wns continued. On Friday the weather wns anything but suit nblc for athletics, cither for performers or spectators, ns a drizzling rain fell nt intervals almost all day and a piercingly cold South westarly wind was blowing. Notwithstand ing these unfavorable circumstniices the attendance was fairly good, fully 500 poisons being on the ground, nud the sports pnssed off very well. Considerable improvements have been made to the ground since -last year, about half an acre of the east cud of the ground having been cleared of bush nnd n number of ...
Chopping Matches. [Newspaper Article] — Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette — 29 December 1890
Chopping Hatches, On Christmns Day a chopping match war held at Whecldon's Commercial Hotel,wWch excited a great deal of interest. There wen a largo number of spectators of both sexes and 11 competitors put in mi appearance The prizes were £5, £2, and :C1, made up b\ n sweopstnke of 7/(i each, with money addei. by several gentlemen. The mulch rcsultei in u win for J. Charles, Lynch being second and J. Poison third. Tlie other coiuiiutitort were T. Townsend, T. Bnrker, T. Colgin. Heeves, Arnott, Neasey, Brakey, and another. Tlio finish was very close, the winner getting his block cut by about a blow ahead of Lynch, Poison being about HseC' later. The winner's time was 2min. SOsce. A chopping inntch took plnec at Ulver stouo on Boxing Hby, which caused consider able excitement. There were sevcu entries, nud the mntchjwns won by Medcrnft, 11. Jliinsou being second. The lirst prize wn; £10,nml the second £2.