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No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
A prominent physioian was awakened from his slumbers late thie other "night by a messenger and .taken in haste to the bedside of an old lady whom'he had proscribed for thloda yhefori ';' Doctor,!' said the. aged, patit,t lgntloripg. his attempt to feel harpUlse ao nd grasping his alundfirmiy, ;' I sent for you to toll you.how gratefulX am to you.. ',That medicine you gave me in just the tlhing. .1 knew you must be too anxious ?bhut its results to'sleep,and I couldn't sleep til) I had sent for you and. told you myself. how aw~fully obliged I am to yoP,":r . -
ADVERTISING. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
SADVERTISING. My success is owing to liberality in advertislng. Bonner.. ;;?The road, to. fortune is through printer's inkl.-P. T. Barnum., S, uccess depends. upon a liberal pat ronag of printing offices..-J;J.'Astor.' 'Frequent and coinstant advertising brought me all I own.-A: T. Stewart.. My son, deal with men who advertise. You Will never lose by it.-Ben Frafiklin. How can the world. know a man has a 'good thing unless he' advertises the possession of it.--Vanderbilt. ' A' ood advertisement in a news paper pays no fare on railroads; costs nothing for hotel. bills; gives away no boxes of cigars to customers, no marino dresse to customers' wives; drinks 'no whisky under the head of travelling expenses, but goes on at once and all the time about its business. free of expense. Advertising is the oil which. trades men put in their lamps. They that are unwise put no oil in. Where is " parts unknown " asks a correspondent of the "Dunbury?~News" To which Bailey answers: "Whoer they don'...
MELBOURNE CATTLE REPORTS. Thursday, February 1. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
MELBOURNE CATTLE REPORTS. (Br ELECTRIC TuLEGRsPn.) Thursday, February 1. Messrs. A. M'Lean and Co. report: Fat Cattle.-2,100 head drawn for. There was a further rise of 10s. to 15s. Best bullocks sold from £10 to £11; good, £8 to £9; medium, £6:to £7; light and' Inferior, to £5; cows, from £2 to |£7 10s. We sold Boland's bullocks at £9 7s 6d, and cows at £6; M'Cole's' and Brearton's bullocks at L8 7s 6d, and cows at £7; bullocks from Sale at £7, and cows at £5.15s. Calves at £2. Messrs Powers, Rutherford and Co. report as follows-2,100 head of cattle yarded. Best quality met with beat competition at slight advance on last week's rates, and other kinds ruled a trifle.easier. We sold 20 bullocks and cows for Mr. F. Fenton, jun., Newton, averaging £6 18s; 10 bullocks for Mr. John Pruden. Sale, averaging £8 17s. 6d.; 10 cows for Mr. George Clark, Wambotna, at £6 15s; and 100 mixed sexes for Mr. Lloyd Jones, Avenel, and others up to £9 5s. Messrs. Peck, Hudson and Raynor report:- Fat Cat...
CLOSED ROADS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
CLOSED ROADS. S ve have been requesed, on behalf of the Victqrian Municipal Association; to publish for; general information, 'the following circular, emainating from that body;'showing the mode prolosed by it for ,ealting with the;tiuch; vexed quest?on of «! closed roads.!!?:. The opinions of. such a body are entitled: to the greatest considerations, giving, ,as they- do the ccetretecd cnclusions, s it were, of, the whole of the mnunici patitles of tle colony. and while if Is prope'r to guard the public rights to all roaids with the most jealous care, and to pirevent, save irn xceptional cases, -'their firal alienation, .there appears to big angreat:deal to.:recotimend the 'course; proposed by :the Association anamely, the charginig of as annual fee for eaich gate upion unused roads, in proportion to theiarea of the ground ýenlosed. Wo `think, however, that the proposals of the St. Arnud Shire .'Council formulated and agreed to some few ears ago, are siguilar, and go more directly ...
MELBOURNE GRAIN MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
M ELBOURNE GRAIN MARKET. Messrs. Greig and Murray held their usual weekly grain snle on the 31st January, and sold as follows, vi.:-, Wheat.-Prime shipping, '5s.bper bushel; mixed samples, 4.a 9d to 4p 10d.. . Barley,-' English, 48.' to 4.' Sd.; Cape, Sa. 2d. Oata-Good feed, a. Id. to' 3s. d, per bushel; inferiordo., 2e.lld. to 3eS Peas.--Had thrashed, Sa. 4d. per bushel. " Pollard, s Id., per .ls.el. ?. No flour was offered.
EUROPEAN TELEGRAMS. (ARGUS.) LONDON, Jan. 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
EUROPEAN " ,-TELEGRAMS. L oNobs, Jan. 28. M. de' Freycinet has succ?eded in forming a~Cabinet-to take the place of the Gambetta Ministry... The conspiracy reported as having been discovered in the counties Clare and Limerick is of a serious character. Preparations are being made for the despatch of more troops to the dis affected districts. Twenty-four men from one of Her Majesty's gunboats have been searching Louqgh Mask during the last fortnight, for the bodies of two bailiffs who were missed several weeks ago. The bodies have now been found. They were tied up in sacks with huge stones round their necks and sunk in the Lough Hanlan's boat, in which he was to row against Boyd on the Thames. for the championship, has been completely destroyed at Putney. Sir Sameul Wilson has abandoned the: pettion he had intended to submit to the House of Commons against the return of the : Solicitor General for Derry.. ; The Consrvativen, it is said, propose to place at' Sir Samuel's disposol the n...
EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS IN THE ABRUZZI. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
EARTHQUAKE SHOOKS IN THE ABRUZZI, The "Times" Naples correspondent; under date of Sept. 29th says :-Sveral days have passed since I reported tli. disaiters occasioned in the Abruzzi by earthquake, and the accounts which are daily received. show that its shocks have not yet ceased, Castelfranco especially appears to have suffered; one half of the small town, containing about 3000 inhabitants, was destroyed by the first shocks, and these. con-' tinuing occasioned the fall of a mnoun tain which destroyed ten other houses. As yet no additional loss of life has been reported, but the agitation of the people is extreme, as fresh dangers are continually threatened by subterranean movements. Several thousand persons are loft without a dwelling, and are in extreme misery, and, to make matters worse, winter is approaching. The last shock felt was on Friday, and it was vertical, though for the most part the movements --have--been horizontal, as though the. monster were hurrying along to commit...
COMMENTS ON EVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
COMMENTS ON BVBNT. -o " The birds whose music fills the air; Do chirp and chatter heedlessly." -ANON. I wonder for what special objoot such roasting or rather grilling days as last Sunday were ordained. Talk of India, Queensland, China, and these other little places; well, if they're much hotter than this, I'll escape to the shady groves of the lower tropics as speedily as possible, for to live on the upper circle of this terrestrial ball is not to be dreamt of Sale is reforming beyond doubt; its no use your saying. anything. to the contrary Mr. Editor, forjust look at Tuesday's Court of Petty Sessions,'not a single case of drunkenness-the first instance on record. I suppose you'll say that it's all owing to this new artesian well beer, but you never do take a charitable view of the case. It is calculated to bring out the risibility of much more gloomy men than myself to see the little petty digs and rib-pokes which the "Bairnadale News" and "Advertiser" find such a fiendish delight...
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE, MAFFRA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
M; aECHANICS' INBTITUTE,?" MAFFRA. ' The adjourned' annual meeting of the subscribers to the above' ii?titute, took place at the Shire . Hall; Mafia, on Monday evening, the 30th ultimo, Mr. P. O. Moronoy (president) in the chair. The following committee's report was then read, viz.: LADIeS AID GE?cxassILB ,-Your oem mittee beg to place the following report before you as a r?amst of the pro ceedings of this Institute for the year ending 31st December, 188L The Insti tute at the commencement of the year was indebted to the bank for an overdraft, amounting to £3 10 ld, and further obli gations tothe amount of £25 in connection with undischarged liabilities. We regret to say that in oonsequence of the small measure of monetary support given during the year, your committee were very re luctantly forced to the necessity of closing the Institute for a time, as the incoming subscriptions were not equal to meeting the current expenses, and the doors were therefore closed, and all expenses st...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. GIPPSLAND STOCK REPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
COMMBROIAL INTELLIGENCB. ----- o - auPLrsaNDa*aorK hloPars.' HMessra Il Guthridge and Co. report: -Fat Cattlo.-Market a little better this week, owing to a rise in Melbourne. In consequence of the long drought in the Rivermna district, the Northern cattle come into Melbourne much wasted, and we therefore anticipate that fresh quality will improve inprice. Sales: Cows L3 7tad, LS3 15, LA 10s; bullocks L5 10a to L6 2n 6d. Store cattle kooep very firm, and sup plies coming forward are likely to be limited. Salos-Steors, L2 17 ( id, L2 18s L38a; cows, L2 10a L3. We held a clearing sale on Wednesday at Mr. Birkley's, Flynn's Creek, at which the attendance was large and competition spirited. Everything was sold but the entire home " Nugget," which is still in our hands for sale. The lease of Mr. M'~lhon's paddock is also for disposal Bullocks brought L3 14s to IA ils ; steers L2 2s 6d to L3; cows, LI 1e to L2 10s ; heifers, L1 Oa to L1 10s; 1 to l:-year old steers, LI 4s to L1 IOs; sprigo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
·. iG.O T;:idiJ-O 'N'EgSgry''"': LAND AND ENGINEE'LtPG 'iAnd' . i".-?. ... " i ILANS, an ESTIMATES .fdr.:Build fi ls p Dpas,TTopkep, .orDruinslcare pe , , ar'l' e , aiD 1;" Oontractore :esppliod' with''] Quantltica, ,A MAFFtR:Ai F 8S PE 'PFEOT'AT RD' , 0 s B, Pt! !: ,Tf7,&lt;;". ,' e:.? T.T. tOF, I 0 E, . .Maf.i ~a, North gfppaland- . The Propriotor of the.'! a -fa Spectator" begs to notify to the inhabitanta of the district that he is.. i 'i'epared to recolve. ,: " ' orders for..... PRItuN'TINIIN"A ITS BRANCEES: The Jobbing'"lfrl'l?fgjp-Teto with all -the, LatestImprov6mentit.) POSTINQ' :BILS, .O . ALL SIZES, On' colored o0i white at ýcain n' 1be had S' on the shortest notice. BuDaIass Foams;- -Covcanr TI?m re, C . ..ns, .j ...... . A P BoIL.,LSe , 1, Pnos'acrsn, ,! SnBow COAa, REcrI-r Doops, BILe EH.ans, Peaurar·ai, 'Vasren CAIn5 The Proprietor being determinedmp~' executeall orders ontrusted to., his care at. LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES; ' Respectfully solicita a share of publ...
THE IRISH AS SOLDIERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
THE IRISH AS SOLDIERS, i -4-- Leaving the discussion of the poli tical aspect to others, it may not be out of place, the " United States Gazette" thinks, to . remind. those. who are writing and speaking against the .Irish lower clases, as being. so bitterly hostile to England, that it is from such a source that some of the best:and. bravest of the British army are re cruited. The loyalty, courage, and endurance of. the Irish soldier in English. ranks are historic memories'of which all Englishien are proud. Does the son of Erin change hisa nature with the sky When Lady. Morgan des. cribed her countrymen as Fighting like devils for conciliation: And hating one another for the love of God. he was referring to Irishmen 'upon their own soil. Taken away from their potato gardens, clothed in Britilsh uniforms and sont. to serve or light elederlsre, they have cheurfully endured all.adimatlec ohanges, dangersi-and-pr?": vations, and on manoy a ,hard:contestod, bhattlo-field' havo proved the"...
MAFFRA SHIRE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, 1ST FEBRUARY, 1882 [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
MAFFPRA 'SBIRI COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, 1sT FEIUARiY, 1882 Present: The, President, and Coun cillors Glassford, Horstmann, and Eccles. OORRESPONDENOE. From Edmund Clarke,'Maifa, apply ing for renewal of slaughherilg license and enclosing fee of L1.-The double fee to be imposed. From H. Hooper, Maifra, asking for, renewal of slaughtering license, without payment of extra fee for applying after time.-The double fee to be imposed. From Thomas Jones, poundkeeper, Maffra, in explanation of auditors report--Received satisfactorily, and the poundkeeper to be instructed to keep the books in the maner suggested by the auditor. From the Secretary of the Depart mont of Agriculture Melbourno stating that the claim forwarded by the council for L28 18s Td of the grant in aid for. Parks and Gardens had not been allowed, as a balance of LSG 2s 8d of the amount previously alloted, remained unexpended.-Received. From the secretary of the Municipal Association of Victoria, reminding the council that the 12...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
Coaches, &c. COBB and CO.'s COACHES leave CRITERION HOTEL. SALE to BAIRNSDALE, 1.45 p.m. daily (Sunday excepted), arriving at Bairnsdale at 7.30 p.m. Fare, 10s. &nbsp; All information, &c., at Cobb and Co's Office, Criterion Hotel, Sale. ROBERTSON, WAGNER & CO. Sale to Maffra and Newry ROYAL MAIL. J. FISHER'S comfortably covered COACH will RUN DAILY between the above places, leaving Newry daily at 9.45 a.m., Maffra 11.15 a.m., arriving at Sale at 12.45 p.m., and return the same day, leaving Sale at 2, arriving at Maffra 3.30 p.m., and Newry at 5 p.m. Passengers and parcels booked at the following places :— Sale, T. Duggan's Criterion Hotel ; Maffra, Wm. Bannister's Camden Hotel ; and at Rawlin's Newry Hotel. &nbsp; All parcels left for conveyance must be prepaid, otherwise they will not be for- warded. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; J. FISHER &nbsp; &nbsp; Proprietor. HEYFIELD TO MAFFRA THE Conveyance between the ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
Auctions. FAT AND STORE CATTLE. MAFFRA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3. A. M'LEAN and CO. will Sell at their yards— 25 Prime Fat Bullocks and Cows. 50 Good Store Bullocks. &nbsp; &nbsp; 60 Mixed Stores, &c., &c. PIGS ! PIGS !! PIGS !!! MAFFRA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3. A. M'LEAN and CO. will sell at their yards— &nbsp; &nbsp; 100 First-class Store Pigs, good ages. IMPORTANT CLEARING SALE OF HEAVY DRAUGHT, LIGHT HAR- NESS, 'BUS, HUNTERS, AND IN- DIAN HORSES. MAFFRA, MONDAY, 6TH FEB. A M'LEAN and CO. will Sell at their yards, for H. G. Glassford, Esq., the whole of his Valuable Stud, consisting of— 55 splendid Heavy Draughts, in- cluding a number of mares by Champion of Scotland, Talleyrand, Prince Charlie, King of the Valley, and other imported sires, in foal, and with foals at foot, to Big Gun ; 3-year-old fillies by Big Gun, and &nbsp; served by King o' Scots ; 2-year-old fillies by Big Gun ; 3-year-old geldings by Big Gun ; 1 splendid two-year...
THE Maffra Spectator. THURSDAY MORNING, FEB. 2, 1882. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 February 1882
THE Maffra Spectator THURSDAY MORNING, FEB. 2, 1882 THE Scriptures say, "Blessed is the peacemaker," but there is a trite pro- verb among men to the effect that he who attempts to pacify wranglers is &nbsp; generally himself assailed. To the present state of affairs ecclesiastic in this town, this latter essentially lay proverb is extremely appli- cable. A few weeks back it came to our knowledge that certain members of the Church of England in this town- ship were dissatisfied with their pastor, the occasion of obtaining this knowledge being our attending a meet- ing of the members of St. John's Church, called ostensibly for the pur- pose of electing guardians of the church for the current year, but into which matters totally at variance with they alleged object of the meeting were in- troduced, the purport of which was a complaint that the reverend gentleman who presided at the meeting, was holding his cure against the wishes of his congregation. In the next issue of this j...
TOONGABBIE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 February 1882
TOONGABBI B. (rouca oeaasronsr.) At Mackintosh's, Toongabbie sale,' last week,,tho yards were well filled with fat and store cattle most of which were cleared at ruling quotations, although, owing to the push of harreat, the attendance of buyers was very limited. The young man Scott who, was recently lost, again left his honme on Thursday last, and has not since been heard of. Mler. Surveyor Hill, of tile Railway Department, was here last week, going over the alteration made by Mr. Elsdon on, tile railway line through Toongabbio. It is a great pity that the State should be put to so great an, expense simply to gratify a caprice of one individual. The line as originally laid of by Mr. Surveyor Martin tlhrough Toongabbie is in every. way.: far superior to any other line that cauld be taken and it has been a riddle why it was ever altered, Why is a snecse like Niagaral Be, cause it is a catarrlhct. " Sie was always busy and always quiet," was written on tihe tombstone, of a lady.
TINAMBA. February 6. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 February 1882
2'INAM1BA (reoee ACOoRasPsvONDw.) Te s. February, 6. There- was only a, small portion; of land uwider. cultivation.this last seasoni. not so much evei as half 'of the aiea of., last year. ' This is accounted for.by the poor returns. for. 1880, in. which. year rust, catterpillars,.;and take-all;e des. troyod:the greater part of the crops, while floods, assisted' some farms in materially, reducing the average yield. For the harvest just finished, I am glad to say, the yield has been very favor' able, and much above the average per acre for. several years previous;, the quality of the grain, more especially wheat, being excellent; peas have not' - yielded so well here:as in Upper Maifra,. where a stronger richer soil, more suitb able for this kind of crop, prevails. Mangolds also, though promising: well',. do not have that luxuriant appearance so noticeable in this root crop in Upper Maffir; mangolds require a strong, deep soil to come to perfection- either- as respects quantity or qua...
MAFFRA TURF CLUB RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 February 1882
MAFF1?A TUFB COLUB RA ES. The following nominations worn re ceived by. the. stewards at thoe Camden Hotel at five p.m. yesterday, viz : IIA? DIGAP HIURDLE RACE. Mr. T.. Rust's blk'g Marmion, aged. Mr. T., Calvort's och in Kate Kelly, 4 yrs. Mr. T. Burgoyno's b g Panic, aged. M?. G. Davis' Little Duchess, aged.. MAPPRA' 0S1111 IIANDIOAP. Mr. T, Rust's brm, Rosetto, 4 yrs. Mr. J. M'Grado's b m Bird of Prey, 3 yrs. .,Mi. J. M'Grade's br h; Mullatto, -:: 4 yrs.. Mr.J. Calvort's br m'Aurora, 6 yri. Mr. G. Ellis's b m Miss jaura, aged. Mr. H. Woods' blk f Mut, 3 yrs.. IIANDIAP STB5PLEGIIA5B. .. Mr' T. :Rus 'sLIbk g Mariiiion, aged, aged.. ... Mr. W. E,. Power's g.g Storm, aged. Mr.. T. Murphy's cl g Paddy's Land, aged.- . ,. odic e. T. P. HILL, Handicapper.
CORRESPONDENCE. [We do not hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our Correspondents.] LICENSING OF PUBLIC HOUSES. TO THE EDITOR OF THE MAFFRA SPECTATOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 February 1882
CORRESPONDENOB. [We do not hold our;elves responsiblofor 4 the, opinions of our Correspondents.] LICENSING OF PUBLICO HOUSES. TO TUB EDIrro OF TIn MAPPFFA SPECTATOR. SSIR,-I fully endorso your remarks. in reoferonco to the decision of the Sale Licensing Bunch re Mr. Bolton'a, applica tion, for it is not. only unjust but absird. It is not the opinion of the competitors in thetrado, or' Intolerant bigots,, narrow minded,and'projudicod people, ill-wishors, envious nnd tools that is to be consulted, but the opinion,. the genuino opinion of the community at large, if the pormisslvo principle is to have health and, life. Thi decision of the Sale Bench is a sad blow st a sound principle. i Unless ro versed.I shall be very cautious with my sympathy for a Permissive Bill, and. perhaps,bo.advorse.to it.-Yours, &.;, OBSERVER, Briagolong, 3rd Feb., 1882.