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List of Unclaimed Letters for the month of January, 1855. A [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 3 February 1855
List of Unclaimed Letters for the month of January, 1855. A Anderson, John Ardley, William Alexander, Mr Anson, Owen Oliver Alexander, Riiebin Absahull, John F, 5 Adams, Geo E Alcock, Richard B Blanchard, Alfred, 2 Baliff, James Bentley, Mrs Brougham, James Bishop, Thomas Butler, E H Benbow, Richard Barnard, Esq, P M Barnes, William Buchanan, John Bellott, W E Barnard, Edw Thos, Bartley, Lawrence Esq Benton, John Bradford, B P Ben, Charles, 2 Bridge. Thomas Bennett, Win Henry Brown, Lindsay Butler, George Brettner, B Butler, Edward Buxton, Mrs Wm c Cameron, George Coll, John M Collier, Jno Francis Corner, John Cooper, G E Cochrane, W Cawse, Charles L Chapman, James B Caruthers, George Clarke, Richd Carpenter, Thomas D Donoghoe, John Doyle, William Drummond, John Doran, Alex M Dickinson, Henry Dennis, Chas S, 2 Devett, William Daly, Peter Dillon, John, 3 Dodwell, George Dunn, E H Dalarymple, Robert Eaton, James Eccleston, W Edwards, Mrs Fallon, .Jas T Foster, John Fox, Edward B Foy, ...
RECOMMENDED TO MERCY. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 3 February 1855
RECOMMENDED TO MERCY". " MEIICY" it has been said " is the brightest jewel in the crown of royalty," and we trust that in the case of the recent convic tion of the editor of the Balaarat Times, for sedition, the Lieutenant-Governor will show that he has borrowed a ray of bril liancy from that crown whose representa tive he is. Mr. Sechamp has besn strongly recom mended to mercy by the jury who pro nounced the verdict of " guilty," on the ground that the evidence did not convict him of having actually written the ob noxious articles which lie had been called upon to defend. Surely when the government reflects that, in a measure owing to their mismanage ment, in the first, instance, things were brought toa state calculated toarouse rebel lious feeling in excitable minds, and further, that such feelings pretty generally existed at Balaarat, altho' they were not very publicly expressed, it will be led to deal lightly with this gentleman, who, by the verdict of a jury, is now within its ...
Post Office, Reechworth. Sydney and Melbourne Mails. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 3 February 1855
Tost Office, Beechworth. Sydney and Melbourne Mails. Melbourne mail arrives Thursday and Sunday, at 7 a.m.; and closes for des patch on Tuesday and Saturday, at 4 p.m. Sydney mail arrives Tuesday and Satur day, 5 p.m., and closes for despatch on Wednesday and Saturday, at 5 p.m. The Post Office is open for the transaction of business generally, on week days from 9 a.m. to 6 pin.; and on Sundays for private-box delivery from 9 to 9 30 a.m. ; and for the general delivery of letters be tween the hours of 3 and 4 p.m. The Postmaster-General has issued a notice, that after the 1st January, 1855, the regulations relating to the prepayment of letters by stamps only will be strictly en forced.
THE "Obens and Murray Advertiser." " This is true liberty, when free-born men, having to advise the public, may speak free."—Milt, trans. Eury. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1855. A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 3 February 1855
THE SUibcittscv." " This is true liberty, when free-born men, having to advise the public, may speak free."-Milt, trans. Eury. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1855. A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST u. ITSELF. i! IT is much to be lamented that, at a time like the present, when the political affairs of tbe Gold Fields are in so critical a posi tion, and when great and ma terial changes in the laws are impending, that there should be so many and conflicting opinions with regard to what is desirable and necessary. It is a great pity that any thing like party feeling, private pique, and mutual sus picion, should be allowed,, to in terfere with the calm considera tion of matters touching the public weal. All those interested in the prosperity of the mining dis tricts agree in one thing, which is, that the present regulations, as a codc, are unsuited to the circumstances they were de signed to meet. The condemnation of the li cense tax has been universal; more especially on account of the manner in which it ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 3 February 1855
£5 Reward, LOST, stolen, or strayed, from Nine mile Creek, on Tuesday night, January 23rd, 185ft, a black horse, branded WD off shoulder, JH off neck, S JH near rump, with horseshoe on the near shoulder, short switch tail. Whoever will bring the same to Mr. RAMSAY, Nine mille Creek, shall receive the above re ward. 183 fy 17 £7 Reward. LOST, near Wangaratta, on the 6th October, 1854, a roan mare, branded A on the off shoulder, switch tail, slightly collar-marked. This mare is supposed to be either on Mr. WAHBY'S or Mr. CLARKE'S run. The above reward will be paid on delivery of the mare to Mr QUIRK, Beechworth. 184 fy 3 £10 Reward. LOST, between Thomas King's, King River, and Dr. Mackay's station, one Bay Horse, branded DR off shoulder, £ near rurnp ; one Chesnut Horse, light mane and tail, WM near shoulder, S near 2 rump ; one Chesnut Mare, near eye knocked out, J 2 ea W Apply to ISAAC PHILLIPS, Publican,near Dr. Mackay's, Wangaratta. J00 Impoundings. IMPOUNDED at Maiden's Punt Poun...
Summary of Mining Intelligence. THE GOLD FIELDS OF THE OVENS DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 3 February 1855
Summary of Mining Intelligence. THE GOLD FIELDS OF THE &nbsp; &nbsp; I OVENS DISTRICT. &nbsp; SrniNG CIU'.KK.-The population on this j creek increases steadily, and several parties | of miners are delving with success on par- j tially worked land. The increase in the j number of tents and huts is particularly I noticeable after dark by the additional i lights and fires, and we have still hopes of j seeing this portion of the diggings once i more a favoured spot. The township i (Beechworth) improves daily, and is be- ' ginning to assume a permanent appearance, j One or two of the principal storekeepers- i having made their 'pile,'' are on the move, hut others are ready to supply their places. Active preparations are now being made for the coming Races. THE NEW HUSII at the Junction on Spring Creek is going on very prosper ously. There are not less than 400 dig gers at work there at present, and, if re port speaks true, they arc doing very well, HEID'S CIIKKK.-...
Local and Domestic. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 3 February 1855
Local and Bomestic. CRICKET MATCH AT SNAKE VALLEY A private match came off on Tuesday be tween two crack players the Nine-mile Cricket Club for £20 aside. The bowl ing on both sides was decidedly good, and the result was as follows:-1st Innings, T. Cripps, ), bowled out; W. O'Dwyer, no score, bowled out. 2nd Innings, T. Cripp9, 2, bowled out; W. O'Dwyer, 4, not out. EQUKSTRIANISM. - The gaieties which may be expected to attend the approaching races will he considerably increased by the arrival of Burton's Circus and equestrian troope, which is now within a short distance of this town, on a tour through the district, ft is some time since we have had a visit of this kind, and we hope that the entertainment will be patronised liberally. MULKYSON AND BACIUCLOR. - Our readers will be sorry to hear thnt the match between these horses, mentioned by us in a former issue, has been broken off, Mule j son paving the forfeit of £100. It appears that Mulct)son ran a trial gallop with ' Brian O'...
CALENDAR OF PRISONERS For Trial at the General Sessions of the Peace, to be holden at Beechworth, on Friday next, the 16th inst. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 10 February 1855
CALENDAR OF PRISONERS For Trial at the General Sessions of the Peace, to be holden at Beechworth, on Friday next, the 16th inst. 1 Donnelly, Patrick..... 2 Crummy, Willm... mal,cl0UR wounding 3 Randall, Hatha-. 4 JoTes, William ! unlawful wounding 5 Regan, John .... do. 6 Dawson, John . .. do. 7 Lynch, James .... robbery in company 8 Thompson, John.. horse-stealing 9 M'Carthy, John.. .«do. 10 Thompson, Wm... fraudulently exhibit ing as his own a license belonging to another 11 Roberts, John .... receivingstolen goods 12 Madden, Thomas.. larceny 13 Rushmore, Willm.. , 14 Finlay, George °" 15 Warner. Henry. .. stealing in a dwel 16 Warner, Margt. .. ling 17 Fenny, George . .. stealing from person 18 Denis, John. _.. .. malicious wounding 19 Wyse. Henry .... escape COUNTY COURT.-The cause-Hat con tains 3 cases in the £10 jurisdiction of this court, and 56 cases in the £50 ; and ex tended jurisdiction: suitors should be careful, to attend punctually at the opening of the court (10 o'clo...
YASS. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 10 February 1855
YASS. An interesting case of sly-grog-selling came before J. R. HARDY, Esq., and J. BLAKE, Esq. James Casey, a resident of this town, was called to answer to an information charging him with having illegally sold spirits, namely rum ; defendant denied the charge. Mr. Allman on opening the proceedings for the prosecution stated thatthe defendant had been previously convicted of a similar offence ; he would call William Druit and James Macdonald, who had been made constables ten days previous to this circum stance, and during that time they obtained the rum from the defendant. William Druit being sworn deposed: on the 12th of January he proceeded in com pany with Macdonald to defendant's house and called for a bottle of rum, and having tasted it, tendered two half crowns in pay ment, and received one shilling in change., Macdonald corroborated the last wit ness. Defendant then called Morgan Maher, who stated that Druitt and Macdonald had taken rum to him when he was working for defend...
MELBOURNE. February 6, 1855. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 10 February 1855
MELBOURNE. (KKOM OURSPKCIAL COUIlKSPONDKNr.) February 6, 1855. Since my last. Mr. Chapman, late an official in Van Diernen's Land, has come 'forward and entered the lists, in opposition to Mr. Ireland, for the representation of .South Bourke. Although a comparative Btranger to our colony, and behindhand in his canvass, such is the spirited manner in which some of the constituents are urging his claims, and the support of the Melbourne .presB, which seems enlisted in hia behalf, that his friends talk of his return as a cer tainty. Men of standing are found now, even at the eleventh hour, who are willing to devote their talent and energy to the service of the ?colony with which they are connected, and which promises, if safely guided through the present embarrassing period of her history, to confer much honour and re nown upon those who shall contribute to this issue; as she may one dav rank supe rior to any of Britain's dependencies. It has been a matter of surprise through out town ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 10 February 1855
Regular Steam Communicatiori BKTWKBN SYDNEY & TWOFOLD BAY Once a fortnight, by the Australian Steam Navigation Company's Steamer, EAGLE. THk stockholders and resi dents cf Twofold Bay, iiSS-and the neighbouring country, are respectfully informed that, relying on the assurance held out of adequate support to regular steam communication with the above district, the directors of the Austra lian Steam Navigation Company have de termined on placing the steamer EAGLE in the line, to run regularly once a fort night, leaving Sydney the 1st and 15th of each month. Parties interested in the establishment of communication by this means with any of the intermediate harbours, are invited to furnish information to the undersigned as to the nature and probable extent of traffic, facilities for landing and discharging goods and passengers, &c., &c. Rates of freight, fares, &c., can be ascer tained on application to the Company's agents at Melbourne or Twofold Bay. FR...
REPLY To a shabby-looking Falenti[?]e, from a very forward young Lady. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 10 February 1855
REPLY To a shabby-looking Falcnlive, from a very forward young Lady. Dkar MISS, I was never so startled before . * ' As last night, when the postman, 'who knocked at the door, I Inquired, as he held up a note to the light, ' Mr. Buggins live here ?' and the girl said, I ' That's right.' ^ j Well, in came the letter ; 'twas handed to me i Such a queer-looking package I never did | see : 'Twas a rumpled and crumpled and tumbled concern, Such as any respectable school-girl would i spurn. i First I looked at it well, and then turned it all over Now this side, now that-but in vain, to discover The writer ; so thought the best way to reveal Its contents, was at once to break open the seal. Apropos of the seal; it could hardly aspire To the name,-but I will not add fuel to fire By a further critique ; so leave you to guess What 1 thought of a letter in such a sad mess. Depict my astonishment. Miss, if you can, When I opened the note, and to read it began. I gazed on?, the page with unfeign...
PORT OF SYDNEY. ARRIVBD. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 10 February 1855
PORT OF SYDNEY. ARRIVBD. January 27.- Dart, from Melbourne ; Wanderer, from Geelong. 28.-Lalla Rookh, from Upolu; Sutton, from ban Francisco. 2D.-Alice Fraz er, from I'ongatawoo. 30.-Iron Prince, from Adelade; Waratali, Union, and liallaarat, from Melbourne; Herald, from the Solo mon Islands; Duke of Northumberland, from Manila. 31.-Juno, from China. CLKARED OUT. January 27 -Lima, for Hong Kong ; Comet, for Moreton Bay; Louis and Miriam, for Japan. 29. - Rabenhaupt, for Butavia. 30.-Splendido, for New Caledonia; Hercules, for Geelong; Bella Vista, for Moreton Bay.
Poetry. ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. A VALENTINE. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 10 February 1855
ORIGINAL AND SELECTED. A VALENTINE. Hear the voice of my pleading, angelic Maria, Nor turn thy sweet visage awav; For within thy calm bosom I fain would aspire With Hymen's own torches to kindle a fire Which- Cupid as stoker - could never expire, If lit on St. Valentine's Day. I confess that I've loved you-Ah ! fondly, Maria ! Since I saw you in Melbourne last May For what man of feeling could fail to admire Those charms, in whose praise I could fill up a quire Of paper-large foolscap I mean-and not tire. That's more than most lovers can say. I've been told, and, in truth, 'tis no wonder, Maria, You've legions of beaux 'neath your sway ; But I trust what I write will not waken your ire. Of all 'whom your graces with passion inspire, There's none who regards you with senti ments higher Than, -Yours, with affection, . . m: A.
Beeehworth Prices Current, AND COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 10 February 1855
Beeehworth Prices Current, AND COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR. | - FLOUR-Best. .. £75 to £80 per ton Seconds.... £65 " £70 " SUGAR-Crystalized£75 " £ .. ,. Moist, No. 1 £65 ,, £70 " Do. No, 2 £55 ,, £60 ,, TKA-Black ... £9 10 £10 per chest Green £3 10 ,, £4 ,, CANPLHS-Sperm 2s lid ,, 2s 6d per lb. Tallow .. ., no demand BUTTKR-Fresh .. not procurable Cork 3s Od " Suit Colonial Is 6d ,, Is 9d " CHEKSK-English Is 6d ,, Is 9d " Colonial.... Gd ,, Sd ,, Eggs not to be obtained Bacon Is 3d ,, Is 9d ,, Hams Is 6'd " 2a Od " Coffee Is 6d " Is 8d Salt 6d ,, G^d " Tobacco Ameri- 7 4a 6d 4a 9d can J Barrett's twist 5s " Potatoes, new.... 9d Pickles 259 " 30s. | ^8.°*' Oysters 36s " 40s " Lobsters 55s ,, Sardines 20s ,, 25s " MariilaCigars.No 2 £6 " £6 Gs per 1000 Shovels, long handles 75s " 80s per doz. short do ,75s ,, 80s ,, Picks no demand Hay £40 ,, £45 per ton. V.D.L., pressed £45 " £50 ,, Oata 22s 25s per bushel Bran 7s. " 8s ,, 5aWcSiair~} 50s per 100 ft. Pine ... .... £8 " Butchers* Beef. ? 35s ...
The Scrap look. "Quirks, Quips, Cranks, and Merry Gibes." [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 10 February 1855
The Scrap look. "Quirks, Quips, Cranks, und Merry Gibes." ' STOCKS are firm,' as the thief said when he had his feet in them. WHY is a gunsmith's shop like a chicken | pot pie ? Because it contains fowl-in- ! pieces. A Yocxc man sccures a fine opening ' business when he obtains a situation be- : hind an oyster stand. ' COMIC, get up-you've been in bed long enough,' as the gardener said when lie was pulling up radishes to send to market. AN American paper states that * the bank whereon the wild thyme grows ' has declared a dividend of 10 ($) cents per share. AN editor at a dinner table, being asked if he would take some pudding, replied ; ! . Owing to a crowd of other matter, I am unable to make room for it.' BEAUTIFUL is the love, and sweet the kisses of thy sister: but if you haven't a sister handy, try your cousin-it isn't much ! worse. If you haven't a cousin of your ! own, try somebody else's -there is no j difference. ! ELUKRLY GKNTLEMKN will please inform j the public, whether...
THE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 10 February 1855
THE MARKETS. There has been a little more activity in the markets this week. Some few articles have obtained a small increase on our last I quotations. There is a decided tendency towards improvement. THK HOUSK AND CATTLR MAIIKBT. The demand for good hacks has been greater during the last few days, and the supply not very well kept up. Prices have varied but little. Common hacks £15 to £20 Superior do 25 to 35 Draught horses (hpavy).. 25 to 40 Do do (light) .. 20 to 30 Milch Cows 5 to 9 Weathers (1st class). .. 15s Do (2nd class).. 14s Ewes 12s Working bullocks are inquired after. THE LABOUR MARKET has been unaf fected by any variation in the rate of wages. Really good cooks are very much wanted. Joiners 25s to 30s per diem Carpenters 20a to 25s Bricklayers .... 25s to 30s " Brickmakera .... 25s to 30s " Labourers 20s .. Household Ser- V vanits. with 60s to 80s per week rations.... J
Literature. ANCIENT EGYPT. [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 10 February 1855
Literature. ANCIENT EGYPT. (From the Home Circle.) THE foundation of civilisation in Egypt I was laid by settlers from the ancient I Ethiopian state of I\Ieroe. The earliest j government known to us is that of the j priests, who held the supreme power, ' until they were dispossessed of it by ! Menes, a chief of the soldiers. After him j came a long succession of kings, whose I history is unknown ; and Egypt had already counted sixteen royal dynasties, j when, under Thimaus, a horde of wander- I ing shepherds penetrated the country by the Isthmus of Suez, and conquered the Delta and Middle Egypt. Their kings, who formed the seventeenth dynasty, es tablished themselves at Memphis. It ap pears that it was to one of those kings that Joseph became minister. After a rule of more than two hundred years, the Hycsos (wandering shepherds) were ' driven out of Egypt by Touthmosis, king ! of Thebes, to the great joy of the Egyp tians, who hated their rule. This im- ! portant event took place ab...
SYDNEY MARKET. (From the Sydney Morning Herald.") [Newspaper Article] — Ovens and Murray Advertiser — 10 February 1855
SYDNEY MARKET. (From the Sydney Morning Herald.") WHEAT AND FLOUR-Fine Flour, £30 to £32 per ton; and £28 for second quality per ton of 20u0 lbs. G.illeno flour is fetching 7^3- per barrel. Wheat, 12s. to 13?. per bushel; bran, 3s. to 3s. 3d. BUTCHERS' MEAT. - WHOLESALE PRICES-Beef, 3d. to 4d. peril).; mutton, 3d. to 4d. ditto ; poik lOd. to Is. ditto; lamb. 6s. to 7i. per quarter. FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE -WHOLE SALE PRICES -Hay, £15 to £20 per ton ; straw. £7 to £10 per ton; green stuff, 2s. to 2s. tid. per dozen bundles; wheat, lis. to 12s. Gd. per bushel ; barley, 5s. to 8s. ditto; oats, 7s. to 9s. ditto; maize, ]0s. to 10s. 6.1. ditto; bark. £8 to£8 10s. per ton ; potatoes, I4s. to ISs. per cwr.; Glenlee (fresh) butter, 3s. 6G. per lb. ; Glenlee (salt) butter, 3s. ditto; other dairies, 2s. to 2s. 6'd. ditto; cheese. Is. to Is. Id. ditto; bacon, lOd. to lO^d. ditto; lard, 9d. to lid. ditto.