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AREIVAL AND DESPATCH OF MAILS, DESPATCH FORM WAGGA WAGGA: [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
AREIVAL AND DESPATCH OF MAILS, UKSl'ATCH FJtOMrWAqG^\vAGGA.?: To Tarcutta. Sydney an'S-X^elboiirne.-Every '\ day, at 1 p.m., Friday excepted. . : v. To Urana and Deniliquin.-Sunday, Wednes day, Thursday, and Saturday, at U30 i p.m. ? To Narandara and Hay,-Sunday and Wednesday, at 2 p.m. " ' ! To Junee and MuiTumburrati.'--Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 'at 5.30 a.m. ARRIVE AT AVAGGA WAGGA : - : From Tarcutta.-Every day at 12.50 p.m., Tuesday excepted. Urana and Deniliquin.--Monday, Tuesday, ; Thursday, and Saturday at 11.30 a.m. Narandera and Hay.-Sunday and Wednes-' day, 8 a. in. Junee and Murrumburrah.-Monday; Wed . nesday and Saturday, H. 30 p.m. Letters intended for Junee, must Tie posted . before half-past 9 on the evening preceding ? the departure of the mail, and for all other places half-an-liour previous to the specified . ' time of departure. 4®" On Sundays, the Post Office is opened . for mail-delivery between 2 and 3 p.m.
A SHAKESPEARIAN RAT. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
A SHAKESPEARIAN HAT. Last week, as Othello was being performed at the Theatre Iloyal, Greenock, a large grey-haired rat appeared upon the stage, having emerged from one of the side-wings, and approached the footlights. The presence of the brute proved too much for the nerves both of "Desdemona" (Miss Eliza Eaucit Saville) and " Emilia," wlio littered a faint scream. "Iago," with his arms akimbo, looked upon the rat with a sardonic frown, well befitting the character, but he did not draw his sword and execute summary ven geance upon it, as "Hamlet" is supposed to do when he finds "Polonius" coucoalod in his mother's antccliambor, and ox claims, "How now, a rat! Doad for a ducat, dead !" Crossing the stage, and being ap parently dazzled with the light, the animal ran tilt against the wing, which caused it to divert from its purpose, and approach the orchestra. The presence of the manipulator on tho bass liddle, fcowever, compelled the intruder to turn again and escape by the wing. The...
VELOCIPEDES. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
VELOCIPEDES. Velocipede building now forms an im portant branch, of trade in France. There are not only manufactories of these now locomotives, but there are foundries where the iron work of which they are composed is cast. One of these employs 250 workmen, and finishes off twelve velocipedes per day for a coachbuilder of Lyons, who sells them at the rate of twenty per day. An export driver can do ten miles and a quarter (that is, sixteen kilometres) in an hour, but tho average rato of travelling is ton kilometres in tho sixty minutes (that is, six miles and a half), and with tho same fatigue which would bo experienced by walking at an ordinary pace during that time. The eflort a man makes to advauuo three, feet will carry him nine feet ami a half forward on a velocipede, but naturally on condition that his machine is well-built and works easily. The ordinary price of a good one is £12. A Lyonese velo cipedo3t is willing to take any bet that lie will beat the fastest trotter in a ra...
FATAL POACHING AFFRAY. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
FATAL POACHING- AFFRAY. The Court o£ Assizes of Hainault, Belgium, tried a , few. days.' baolc, a, - man named Quicvreux, a .wheelwright, of Montrteul-au Bois, on a charge of poaching and an attempt to murder. On the night of the 3rd of Sep tember last, tlireo gamekeepers of Baron Dussart were on the watch, when they heard some shots fired, and a man with a gun ap proached them. They barred the passage, on -which he called out for them to give way ; hut they held firm, and the man lired and killed one of them named Fom'oz. After a desperate struggle the stranger was over powered and taken to prison, where he attempted to commit suieidc. On his trial he denied that he fired voluntarily, and the local authorities of his communo gave him an excellent character. The jury acquitted the prisoner of murder, bnt found him guilty of accidental homicide. In consequence lie was fined 50f. for the offence of poaching, sentoncod to six months' imprfsonmont with a fine of lOOf. for the homicide, ...
Magga Magga Adbertiser "This is true liberty, when freeborn men, Having to advise the public, may speak free." MILTON. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1869. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
M'trfp Mirgp ' This Is true liberty, when freeborn men, Having to adviso the public, may speak free." MILTON. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1869. " LAZY SIR ?-not at all-the fact is, I .was born tired." So said an " incorri gible idler" in extenuation of bis use lessness, and so says the Express in the first line of its leader of Wednesday last, in extenuation of two columns and a half of very " hard reading " indeed. " Really we are becoming tired of tlio Police Magistrate controversy." Wo do not doubt it. For once it is possi ble to give the Express credit for per fect sincerity. Let us return thanks for the opportunity, and make the most of the " new sensation." We are not going to follow the Express through its long-winded itera tion of venerable scandals and slanders. It is scarcely necessary to point out that epithets are not arguments, and that something more is required to substantiate a chai'ge than merely to repeat it. In point of fact, we have nothing to do either with arguments...
SUICIDE AT GATESHEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
SUICIDE AT GATESHEAD. Joseph Bell, about fifty years of age, a porter in the employment of Mr. Parker, ale and porter merchant, Newcastle, called at tlio Crown Inn, on his Way home, about six o'clock, and had a glass of whisky. He loft that house quite sober. On arriving home his wife quarrelled with liim on account of his conduct,, when she says that ho replied, " Well, it will be the last time I shall go there." She busied hersolf with getting somethin" ready for him, and had occasion to go out into the yard, when she heard the report of a pistol. Instantly returning to tho house, she found her husband sitting in his chair, bleeding profusely from a wound in his head. Tho unfortunate man died from his self-inflicted injuries about half-past eleven o'clock the same night. , .. ,
MISCELLANEOUS EXTRACTS. DASTARDLY ATTEMPT TO MURDER. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
MISCELLANEOUS EXTRACTS. DASTARDLY ATTEMPT TO MURDER. An attempt at milrder lias just been made near the works for cntfcing the tunnel through Mount Cenis. A labourer named Avio, aged 19, was travelling on foot from Modano to Bardonniche, when he Was accosted by a Piedmontose, who offered to keep him com pany, saying that he was going the same way. On reaching a retired spot, the stranger suddenly attacked Avio, stabbing him live times in the breast and arm. The wounded man, however, succeeded in escaping, and reached some mule drivers, Who procured him surgical assistance ; he had left his coat and a small parcel of wearing apparel in the hands of his assailant, who has succeeded in oscaping arrest np to the present time.
STOCK REPORT. ADVERTISER Office, Friday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
Sl'OCK REPORT. ADVERTISER Office, Friday Evening. The weather, during the week, has been hotter than can have been beneficial to the young grass that sprang up «o rapidly after the ran. A few more showers are -much needed to carry on the good work that the late heavy .rain began',' bnt at present, there ? seems but Utile prospect of getting them Most of the stations, however, have now abundance of water, and the drought having generally broken up, a good season may be safely a>iticij>afed. The first of the hometvard-bound flocks, Mr. Hollowaifs 12,000. from the Tumut, has returned frirni summer quarters. Many other flocks have also been recalled, and, doubtless, steps will be taken to prevent, as far as possible, the necessity for such a wholesale migration in any similar sea-son. Inter alia, we hear that several squatters are about to follow the good example of Mr. Wallace, and make a trial of the tube wells, the invention which effected such wonders in Abyssinia. How far the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
0/jj£ fcjjp SSfciwjp IS PUBLISHED every Wednesday and Saturday, at the Office, Traill-street, Wagga Wagga, and delivered at aii early hour to subscribers in the town, and by mail throughout :th« colonies. . , ; ..'TERMS: . i 'SUBSCRIPTION. tor Charter, in town, Payable In advance 8s. ! ?: Quarter, postoA ' ditto .. 10s.. Jeff Quartet, posted, crodit . . .. 11». , B -The qcartora terminate on tho 31st March, ?30th Juno, -30th September, ana 31st December, at .which .periods only can subscribers aecllno, by giving .notice, and paying tho amount due to the end of tho Current qnartor. .New subscribers me received at any time and charged proportionately to tlie termination of tho current throo months; but unless persons ordcr intr the paper are known at tho oflico, wo do not guarantee that It will bo forwarded « the order is unaccompanied by ft remittance of at loast one; quarter's subscription in advance. ADVERTISEMENTS: ?First Inch:8s. Every additional Inch, Is. Od. 25 Tier cent. oSlow...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
PRIZE . - ' \ OF . / ONE HUNDRED GUINEAS FOR THE BEST IEJS OK THE LAND QUESTION. IT is granted on all sides that the Laud Law requires amendtnont : tlie Squatter declares it; the Free-selector admits it; and the author of the present Land Act at last confesses it. The nature of the amendment required must, be the great question of the next Session,; or rather, of the next Parliament. On this point, public opinion is still, as it always lias been, in a state of chaos. Opinions, in short, or "notions" which pass for opinions, ave as various as there are interests to be affected, or political purposes to be served. Before a question of sucli vital importance to the country is again submitted to the verdict of the people, it seems desirable that some attempt should be made to sift these various and often conflicting opinions ! -to separate the true from the false, the politically sound from the politically plau sible, and if possible to evolve from the mass of contradictions that happy ...
MESSRS. GEORGE FORSYTH AND CO'S. REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
MESSRS. GEORGE' FORSYTH .AND CO'S. REPORT. PAT CATTLE.-Transactions limited, there being few prime in the district, and we would not advise our friends who can hold, to dispose of any till after Lent when high prices both in Sydney and Melbourne may ne looked for. We have sold a small lot for local consumption. Quotations remain the same as last week. FAT SHEEP.-Supply limited, we have some ..enquiries for really prime, but the bad state of the roads and consequent difficulty of getting sheep to market in good con dition act very much against buyers opera ting. STORE CATTLE.-No sales to report, we have numerous buyers for a large quantity at good prices, but the present difficulty of mustering and travelling cattle prevents sales. STORE SHEEP.-We have numerous buyers, but the uncertainty as to whether the drought has definitely broken up, and con sequent difficulty of bringing buyers up to sellers' limits, at present stops operations as soon as the season regularly breaks we look fo...
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
GENERAL NEWS. ARRIVAL or TIIE PRINCE AT ADELAIDE. The Herald'h Adelaide telegram of Monday says-"The Galatea arrived this morning. The Duke of Edinburgh landed shortly before noon; and Was driven from the Port to Government House by Colonel Hamlcy ; it is reported ho is to stop here only four days ; nothing is definitely known as yet. Sir James Fergusson is 011 board the branch mail steamer ; his arrival has added fresh cXeitement. Ho arrived in Adelaide by speitial train. The ball to the Prince conies oil' at the Town-hall on Wednesday, and the races 011 Friday. He will positively leave for Melbourne on Friday night. A rumour is curvent, but not generally credited, that the Prince is empowered to knight the Chief Justice, the President of the Council, and the Mayor of Adelaide. The officers of the Galatea are-Commander, E. S. Aileane ; Lieutenants, Lord Charles Do La Poer Bores ford, George Heueage, Wallace, M'Hardy, Francis Kowley, A. FitZ'-George j additional, John W. llamsay ; N...
WOOL REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
-??-?.JWX50L".llEP0ilT;".'k.T''.'' Colonial wool sales terminated on 21st Decoinbur, There was a good attendance of home buyers at thu commencement; with an unusually large number from Franco. Much animation, took place in the biddings, and the prices realised BIIOW an advaneo of Id. 011 good Australian and New Zealand wools. The sales progressed uniformly at those prices until the last week, when a much firmer tone was evinced, and closcd with great spirit, an advance on the opening rates haviug been obtained in many instances. From the steady consumption now going on in this country and on the continent, it is evident a restoration of conlideuoe is gradu ally taking place.
SYDNEY GOSSIP. [FROM OUR OWN CORKESPONDENT.] February 19. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
SYDNEY GOSSIP. [FKOM Otrn OWN CORKESPON'DE.VT.] February 19; LET me congratulate you on your mcmbor. I.have always thought you rather favoured in ft representative rospect; or rathor, por liaps, havo partly forraod my opinion of you from the stylo of your representative. Dopend upon it there is "something in that," as Mr. Parkes would say. In this way a gallery view of the IIouso becomes equivalent to a bird's-eye view of the colony. I survey this fine country from Eden to the Clarence, and gatlier tlio general character of the various districts from that of thoir representatives. Is it a delusion of mine that as tho elected aro so are tho electors? Am I wrong-labour ing under tho illusion of a fond but faithless fancy when in the chaste simplicity and genial bonhommie of my lion, friend tho Post master-General I recognise tho primeval beauty and rich social charms of tho Austra lian Eden ; or in the doop-toned eloquence of tho illustrious Dignaiu, see rollectod tho i ; ? ; i correc...
NARANDERA. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
NARANDERA. [FROM OUR OWN' CORRESPONDENT.3 THE aspect of the country about here lias undergone a wonderfully rapid change since the late showers. Sand-hills, some ten days ago having much the colour of well burnt bricks, now arc clothed (though scantily) with verdure. We only want one or two more heavy showers followed by mild wea ther to ensure us against tlio horrors of a dry summer and grasslcas winter. The late rain fall, although pretty general, lias, I regrot to say, missed some places altogether : Bolero station and neighbourhood) for instance, though very sadly in want of it, received but a slight share. Our island lock-up, (the same being built in the centre of a lagoon, and it now being filled with water) has a larger number of un willing residents than usual. One portion of it is occupied by two men-Hill and White, and the other by two sheep, thb innocent but material witnesses against them in a case in which the said persons are charged with sheep-stealing. The case again...
NEWS BY THE MAIL. (rom the Sydney Papers. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
NEWS BY THE MAIL. ?» ( From the. Sydney Papers. The Duke of Norfolk's Clmrcli livings were offered for sale by aucbioii-only one was Bold. The Lorcl Chancellor is gazetted Baron Hatherly. The iinal judgment of the Court of Appeal in the St. Albans' .Ritual case, was against Maconocliie, without reserve, on all points. Mr. Gladstone, aided by Mr. Childers and Mr. Stansfeld, are engaged in the preparation of a great scheme for the reform and reorgan isation of the whole Civil Service. It is anticipated that the simplification of machi nery now in use, and the redistribution of several departments, that increased efficiency, together with greater economy in their administration, will result. Dr. Jackson declines the Bishopric of London, and the appointment has beau con ferred 011 "YVilberforce, Bishop of Oxford. A submarine telegraph cable to connect England, India, China, and Australia, is being manufactured for a company. A Melbourne letter in the Times gives occasion for a leader on...
parliament of New South Wales LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16. CONSPIRACY COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Advertiser and Riverine Reporter — 20 February 1869
. Pa&Uamanl; of Mew . South Wales LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1G.. . . 'CONSPIRACY COMMITTEE.' " Mr. MACLEAY rose to move' a series of resolutions based upon the report of the select committee on the reputed existence of , a conspiracy for purposes of treason and Assassination:-First, that there was 110 evidence to show that tho Government were aware of a plot to murder the Duke of Edinburgh, prior to H.R.PL's arrival in the colony. Second, that there is nothing to show that any precautions were taken by the Government to preserve his Royal Highness's life. Third, that there is nothing ! to prove that the crime of O'Farroll was the result of a conspiracy. Fourth, that there is no evidence of the murder of a confederate of the plot. Fifth, that the resolutions be ' forwarded to the Secretary for the Colonies. He explained that ho llad taken, as the most convenient course, the plan followed in the House of Commons, of moving resolutions based upon tho report of t...