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Murder of an Officer at Aldershot. (From the Times, September 15.) [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
I ? .. shot. ' ? i (From(tie -Times-. A-n.*,-j.-?,W 15 1 j Yestf,ri>a5T afternoon sa inouest iris ! held at the Qaeeu's Hotel, His-H-strcct. Aldersbot,' br Mr. "W, E." Foster, j. .Deputy Gectmer fpr Horth Hants, ss to the death of Captain John D?it Bird, 20th Hues?!*, who -was shot by a. pri vate othfc regiment oa Saturday niorci iag While st target practice at the neat-Cassstt-V Camp. The fyrcmssi. on behalf of his-brother jarymen. ii: formed the Coroner that it was the -.-:=.!: of tl o jnrj- to" hare the accused presi i.t. ;:: order to grre hira an opportun.ty to cross-examine the witnesses. Ti.e Coroner replied that ho :u.i :-ri t\o power to order the ?.&lt;?- -?" - : ? prisoner ivithout the Secretary of St:. Irwia depost It , i in the 20t!i Fu -s I structor. p&lt;. j Saturdar im !? 10 o'tlojfc. C manu of thep t tf> the range ; duty \rp.s to t ? ! When a men l vauce of the _, \ i fired five ahoti tt! r £j t ? at, and the party were j.rejiared to" go to the n...
Items of Latest News. (Condensed from the Papers.) [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
r Itasss of Latest Ife'ws. CCjndemed fmm the Paper*.} Faoat Jerris Bay ws learn that Mr. Dent has succeeded, by aid of jack screws, in launching the schooner Venos from ?ff. the rocks. It is reported that no. damage liad, been, dove to the hull, sod she is being-loaded xrith. timber for Sydney!.. .. - ? ? -?_','"- , , tow, / has_.arny?t l at TOTpaevaje. with 8& passengersj..s&d a. email qaasiitjtfi gfjixL Cooktown is overstocked TritK saeepand salt meat. ' Prodece ?uid/Itorses ate plentiful.. ' ", ?"- ~ - . ..J. - 100 tons of tin one lore- bees re-' oeiTett at Waxyrlefc daring theweek. , The mail steamer Pent sa3?ct from. Melbonnw- r mr FiiJajir. Morning- Mr. "Vogel is a passenger*,; She 'took 50,575- ounces - of-gpld," and 3600 sovereigns. A coloured man, named Desanter, has been committed for manslaughter of a "farmer—Timothy Keller—at StawelL John Poxton, an old resident of Mount Barker, committed suicide, in consequence of great pain, and suffering. Over 87,000 t...
The Beecher-Tilton Scandal. New York, August 20. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
The Beecher-Tilton Scandal. .'; New York, August 20. .; The case before the committee has" lately developed some important facts, but withal has made very little progress. Me Beecfcer -wrote a letter to Mr Moulton—the mutual confidant of the two principal parties all the -way through —asking for the use of the letters in Mr. Moulton's possession; and Mr. Moulton replied that he did not-feel at liberty to allow the papers to either party as against the other without al lowing: them to both. Tfcis dieted an angry letter from Sir. Bcechcr, who con-' eluded by demanding that Sir. Moulton should lay before the committee of six every paper in his possession bearing upon the matter. Mr. Tilton's request to the same end was duly obtained; and Mr. Mo niton has addressed a note to the committee, appointing Monday even ing next as the time when he will be ready with his statement of the case. The importance of this will appear in. the fact that he has been the mutual confidant of Beecher and T...
New Type Daily. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
New Type Daily. Titk ' Printers* SsgUter makes ; an annonnccmeni at once so startling and gratifying to newspaper-proprietors f&afc I canudt do better than quote tlic words in -which 'it is ?put forth:—" The com bination of the Type Founding Com- pany*s patent typs-casting and finishing machine ? "with tho type-composing .machine, -whereby the fused metal is within' two minutes converted" into a. perfect' type, and whilst yet warm, con veyed through the two machines into the stick of the compositor, indicates tho dawn of. a new era in daily newspa per printing, it being an ascertained fact that; the manufacture of new type for the composer is attended with less cost than the distribution and resetting into lines for the machine. "We, therefore, confidently look to the. time—not by any means distant—when one, at least, of our leading daily journals will every morning appear with entirely new founts, the Patent Type Founding Company having atfejtdy delivered a first instalment...
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1874. The Reform of the Upper House. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
SATrKDAV. NOVEMKKK 14, 1874. The Reform of tUrr ITj?|m-i . Home. It is time something \?as done t&lt;t raun stitute our Legislative Council. Years enough liaru been frittered away ia talk ing- about it. Jf it were proposed to dis- mantle the Sydney fortifications erected at such a cost, or to change a line of railroad M-ttled on and began by an oii?ted ndsniniHtration, honorable mem bers would "oon lie brought to the point of action. JPut the reform of .t Council grown imbecile :ind useless is such a humdrum sort of tiling, offers sncli little scope for tin' display of party animus, and. gives Mich few hopes ?f an im mediate return of political capital!, that ministries hii.ve preferred to reserve tlicir strength for more profitable under takings. It is- jKrobable *c"should liave remained a year or two hniger under the fogeydom of this '" Upper Houae." but ? for the untoward though liappy'circnm btance, that a. short time ago it rejected a bill for'the settlement of the diff...
Wilful Murder. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
Wilful Murder. At the Central Criminal Court on Thursday, McCullmn, charged with the murder of Burns, a waterman, was placed on his trial. Mr., Buchanan appeared for the defence, and admitted the charge of the crime, hut entered a' plea of insanity, and asked for an acquittal on the capital charge, and oa the ground that the prisoner was not answerable for his actions at the time of the murder, a-, he was snffcring from the effects of intoxication. ? The jury having returned a verdict of guilty, the learned judge passed the sentence of death upon tho prisoner. ' ———— ——— '
Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
Local and General News. Ttts wnxTBXB. — There hu been no change in the weather ntice our last u?ne. Yevterdajr was somewhat mrmer than the previoiu part of the ireelc. PJCSXC Jα- Gbkta.— A picnic took place ** Crete, on Monday last in connexion nitli the opening of the new Wesleyan Church 11 that flourishing: township. There were upwards of three hundred persons present, principally from Singleton and Itautland. The Itors. George lane, and M'Dougall from Maitlxnd, and the ReT. d: B. Stephinson. from Singleton were amongst the number. j Tne building, which has just been, completed, I* is by no mean* of a pretentious character, I in contract price having beon only .£125, bat, J we understand, it will be adequate to the I present requirements of the locality.' Already ? a sum of avUO has been contributed towards ! paying off the debt. Of this nearly £30 was [ raised by the picnic. Everything pasted off satisfactorily, and β-rery enjoyable day , was spent by the excursionists. We are to...
A Scene in Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
? . A in Ccari. A. kcexe belm-er. a --isgisirr.zti on t*:e bi-nch a:lit r:t: uUorm'V. tonii ;-:;"-e at the Centra! Police Joirt A prisoner, vrho w::s with stciiiri"- froai the perso::, ?,t::s ,li-iV:idcd by Mr, Carroll, ivho, :":>. the course of Ins cross j fXimhiaticui ofo:ie of the witnesses, took exception to n. ren!.~rk made !>y oae of the. Justices (Jlr. Solomon). Mr. Carroll asserted that tlie Justice was misstating- the evidence, to the prejudice of the prisoner, and said that ther\! was very little justice for any prisoner irhom he might be defending. The following is a sample of the dialogue that, occurred:—Air. Solomon : " Yon are very insulting, Mr. Carroll." Mr. Carroll: ?I can't help it." .Mr. S.: *' If yon go on. in this manner, I will not hear yon at aIL"; —Mr. C.: " I doa't care if yon' don't hear me."—Jfr, S.: " Yon hive ho rig Tit t&lt;> go on in this strain, and it must foe put a stop to."— Mr- C.: v Some people da not like to, have their corns tr...
Telegraphic Intelligence. [From our Telegraphic Correspondents.] SYDNEY. Friday, November 18, 8 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
". T'elegxapMc'IstelligcrLee. I O-'SBX. OCR TjCLEtJUAPKIC COKB.E! f" ??"?????? 2thNT>ENTS.j .' Friday, November IS, 8 p.ic. j Ik the Assembly, tiio Financial state ment is promised on Thursday nest. . The Murray RireT Customs Duties have increased nearly eighteen thoa sand- pounds (,£18,000) during tUe ' p?st ten xoomtlift. ? Cattle, full supplr ; beef, i>ss. 6& 100IteT ' ? ? .'? Sheep, full sup?lv ; withers, in wctt4, ICs. The Cbnrch of Eagland Education Defeuee A&sociatioa Lias pablished ? a lengthy address. Bacz inaiJ lias arrived at Adelaide.
Singleton Post Office. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
ffil^JetoaPoetXMBtce. *"?*? *&lt;* k ?*? SMitfi. that to Sjrttaev BcJfec*. Vaatak an Xmck, eg Mnwrl.y, lwd?. JrntCav-R>r?ue??ulrattevaeovje.:BUad&>nt, Heydon. taa, and . Wedaee day.3aanday,rnday. aod&ncanlay at ???. — and eat Satsveay evening ax ? pua. lor Snndey antelne* dtcpetea. For CambeneeU, Tneeday. Wedanaany. irbnvedey-. Friday, and SatoxiUy, Sa?-anti. and on Saturday nt Spaa, tor Bimdaj'e asnxtav-Oar Monday. Invader. WedneeiHy. Tbntndey IMday, and &enwdny,ae> W^MaMand^-m^rpetk -MeStleaeV and Sydney. ?t? aim ToW?rx-?r?rtlv?HdJ.?n^.lT?i??.?K,Tuo?ie,.-rbnr? dey, aaAaetwday. at U> ajo. To?oet'. "Valley, on MuMtr. at rs? r-w Tto- Vine, end rordwlc-iv e? Tneedaac Ttarsdey, and Saturday, at 11..XS- n n. To. SonttV Tint, We* Bceoa. jntOeom Broo*.oe Wedneeuny end Saturday, at KUtwua. To Brlds?n?nv£>t. Cla'-r, end doorancnola, on SMardey at'lOajrt.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
AND Upper Hunter General Advocate, is rrsiisHED bvSsx 1 I£OE3iIXe. r ,'' ( Tinas ot Subscription:; 'jr?r Tor (is silrance),i?ijxj>le quarterly .. Ud. P do (credit) ? - JO Xv f gar The Credit pnce is. cbaxxe* If the subscription ? usocixUdirrin?tlu-Sntiiisntbaf theommterJi The ' atom ore the Unas, whether the'paper i*delins?tt%. ' rainner or throagh £O&t. ' ' , Tttmi ol Admtlshx;:— ' '" Fine inch and under .. - '„ A Is. Qd..* EwrraUdttlonaUitetorbell-Siieh - V. .? ?*. ?£. Advertisements o£ two Uw* .. , S?, WL Butbs, Death*, and Harrises* &lt;„,", ..? .. 2?. ?1? Snalaeci Cards rerqjoaxcer -- ?-' ~ r ????' SGs. Odt So atlTerttirtnrtU boofad ?mto-3fc.' A libend ?3Cow??e* wilt bescubtgr A*r?rti*etQCEt? ceatinned for?p?riod of mi i film lit yli ? It*Ma&lt;^lle iLstiuctly mxterslaod, f.h?t~ r "?*' himm^ sd*erti?tft?ent? will be, costiaiied wad chuseA.JoOr, ?t J ?f i&Mtsiontxeq?lKd written M?'tbeTonfer. Pitetinc &lt;n txlnlt of?Connnilt?e,l(jrm?tor...
The Colours of Thorougbred Horses. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
The Colours of Thorougbred Horses, Tee modern thorough bred horse is most commonly bay, frequently chestnut, less frequently brown, rarely black, and more rarely roan, and scarcely ever grey. A very competent authority writing in 1535, calculated that in the previous thirty years the Derby had been won by I sixteen bays, seven chestnuts, and seven j browns; the JLejjer bj seventeen bays, j eight browns, and five chestnuts. .Sinco [ that time the number of chestnuts increased, the number of browns diminished, ar,d no grey nor roan has %voa' either r&lt;f_ these great strikes. Xiiere has b'jen no grey horse I of repute since Chanticleer, who, four j J aad k\-c years old, in V6-?7 and lSi>S, ] I ?woa Ei^nj , Royal ?lates. the Goodwood j Stakes, ami liic Duacaster Cap. - There ara only, two grey sfallioas nsiasd in the " Baring Calendar" of '1872—llaster Bagol, an iron prey, and Straihconan, descended from Chnntigleer, though lus ' dam, Sfcrathconan, is credited with nine foo...
Terrific Gunpowder Explosion on the Regent's Canal. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
Terrific Gunpowder Explosion on the Begent's Canal. A TBLEGitAM to the JTeio York JXeratd gives the following further particulars of the-explosion of four tons of gnu pow'der_in a barge on the Kegent's Canal, London :— London, October 2.—There is great excitement in the city in consequence of an. explosion this morning in Regent's Canal. At 5 o'clock a.m., a barge, lying in that waterway, near tlie Zoological Gardens, with a load of gnn- ; I powder on board, exploded with terrific j I force. Three persons were killed and i [ many hurt. The bridges and houses in j the vicinity were shattered. The report j of the explosion was heard at a distance of twenty miles from the piace where it occurred. The lights in a railway station and isi other buildings two miles array were extinguished by the concus sion. Many persons had rjsrrovr J escapes from death. Firemen hare been dragging the canal all the morning. Up to this hour five bodies of victims of the explosion have been recovered. The q...
A Sad Story. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
- A Sad Story. James B. Carter has just been released from, the "Wisconsia State Prison, where ha has - been so veil years on a life sen tence. When. Carter tras ninetecnyears old .he worked for a farmer named Wheeler, who quarrelled irith his wife. Wheeler iras a shoemaker as -well as a farmer. One day he was at work, when his wife passed by a narrow passage where he was sitting, and her dress' dragged down a box of pegs. Ho told, her to pick them up, and she refused. Passing _by again, the same, thing occurred.. .He seized her and attempted to make her pick up the strewn pegs. She seized a hatchet instead and struck him a. blow on the head, causing his speedy, death. Carter, who witnessed the deed with horror, started to fly r bat Mrs. "Wheeler threatened that if ho did she would accuse, him, and by threats and persuasion, induced him to help to hide -the body. Mrs. Wheeler then gave out that her husband had gone np the Chipptswa river, _, and expressed a fear that he had been acc...
English News. BY CABLE. (From the Herald.) COMMERCIAL. London, November 7. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 14 November 1874
. English Hews. .. '. .' . ? . 'BY GAELS. ' ? ? ' COMMERCIAL. -L.o>.Do>;, November 7. Tne balance of tie Victorian Loan has been, taken tip br the Associated Banks. Tiie Sydney, letters wliich ouglit to I have been delivered via Brinuisi, were duly delivered in.the Southampton por tion of the mail. Blame is officially at taehwi to the Sydney Post Office. The nevr steamer St. Osyth has sailed from London for Melbourne. - The prices of copper have advanced owing to the smaDnessof stocks. Chilian is quoted at £86 to £88 ; Wallaroo at at £96 to £97. The tin market is strong- at a slight -advance; Straits. £93 to £9i; Aus tralian, £93. ' ''' ' ? ? ' Recent transactions in Australian tin ore have ranged between £25 to £56 per ton. . ' ' 740 bales of New Zealand hemp have been sold at prices ranging betvreen £19 and £44. Arrived.—Star Queen, from Brisbane 24th July. Abraham Dc Pass is bankrnpt-. It is stated here that hi* failure is conse qvent upon losses on the Stock Ex change, and...