POVERTY AND OYSTERS GO TOGETHER.
[THE EMPIRE SYDNEY NSW: 1850-1875]
"Poverty and oysters go together," says Sam Weller, and the truth of his maxim has been confirmed in Dubbo during the last four weeks, for though business has been unusually, dull, amusement has been unusually brisk. We have had the Bellrlngers, the Opera Company (Miss Alice May's), the Amateur Dramatic, Penny Headings, Election of Mayor and Aldermen, Hospital Committee, Mechanic's Institute Committee, and other sources of amusement. We are also promised a race meeting and an agricultural show, at which it is intended to have an exhibition of babies (the produce to the district), prizes to be given according to age and weight. I am sorry that our vineyards have suffered severely from blight. The Eumalga vineyard, however, has escaped, and the proprietor (J. E. Serisier Esq.) expects to make about 8000 gallons this vintage. Judging from the samples already manufactured, these wines will take a high position in the market, and in two or three years will amply repay the expenditure which has been necessary to bring the vineyard to its present state of perfection. Mr. Merlin, who is the photographer for Holtermann's exhibition, has been taking views of the town and surrounding country, and his pictures have been pronounced by everyone as perfect gems of art. Until the Agricultural show comes off, there will be nothing of any importance to write of, so I shall conclude this meager communication.