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NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, 23rd February. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 24 February 1865
NEW SOUTH* WALES. SYDNEY, 23rd February. Paddy Tom, a man said to be well known to the Victorian police, and suspected to have been con cerned in several robberies perpetrated in Victoria, has been apprehended in Brisbane. The City of Melbourne (s) resumed her voyage at 8 p.m. yesterday. Cattle have improved in value; they are worth £4 103; sheep are selling at last week's prices. The wool sales to-day wero but thinly attended, and most of the lots were passed in. Arrived-llaDgatira (s) from Melbourne.
SMYTHESDALE WARDEN'S COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 24 February 1865
SMYTHESDALE WARDEN'S COURT. At the Warden's Court, Smytbesdale, on Monday, be'ore the Resident Warden, the following business was transacted:-Hodden nnd party v Cawley and party-An encroachment ease at Cressy. Mr M'Dermott, on behalf of the com plainants, Sir Walsh for the defendants. This case had been postponed from a prior sitting in order that the warden should ascertain if the ground wa3 in the Smythes district. The Warden said that he had seen theMinister of Mines and the boundary had been altered. Thomas Rodden deposed-I marked off the claim called the Cape Horn for one hundred ruen'a ground on the reserve of the township of Cressy. Bebro and Rumbol had possession of the ground, and handed it over to me. The application was lodged on 1st Jauuiry. I saw, I should say upwards of CO of the applicants sign their names. I saw Cawley come upon the ground on 12th January. Mr Coleman was making a survey under Cawley's direction. Mr Cawley called by Mr Waleh-I marked this claim out on...
The Ballarat Star. DAILY ISSUE. FRIDAY, 24TH FEBRUARY, 1865. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 24 February 1865
DAILY ISSUE. FRIDAY, 24TII FEBRUARY, 1865. IN the Legislative Council on Wednesday evening1 the " Land Act (1862) Amendment Bill'' was read a third time and passed, and we have thus reached an advanced stage on the legislative road to a destination which it very nearly concerns the colony to reach safely and rapidly. For some weeks past we have not troubled our readers much about the Land Bill. More immediately interest ing, and no less important topics, demanded our attention, and the Land Bill, in the Upper House (not rash in its movements, and notably inaccessible to newspaper persuasion) could therefore bide its time. But it has once more emerged into the light of day. Having undergone a tedious and laborious process of incubation in " another place," it is again before the Assembly that that body may adopt or reject the amendments intro duced by the Council, which amendments, we may remark, are neither numerous nor, as appears at a first glance, very important. There is one alt...
MINING INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 24 February 1865
MINING INTELLIGENCE. The amount of business done at tho Corner on Thursday was smaller than for some ticue past, which may be partly accouoted lor by the prepara tion of letters for the departing European mail. There have been several sale3 of Band of Hopes, the good yields of the claim having sent up the price. -Nelson, Defiance, Cosmopolitan and Wallaby, have also beeu in demand. The following sales are reported by the brokers:- Bonshaivg, £1S5; Bund of Hope, £126, £128, £130; Enfield, £115, on terms; Cape Clear, £155; St. George, £76 ; Wallaby, £07, £70, £71 ; Koh-i-Noor, £50 ; Golden Empire, £62 ; Prince Alfred, £50 to £55 ; Defiance, £10; lJioneer, Bulldog, £-16; Prince of Wales, £41; Nelson, £24 10s, £24 15s; Leviathan, £21 10s ; Red Jacket, -C19 15s j Cosmopolitan, £12 10s, £12 15s; Franklin, £15 10s; Durham, £15 ; Great Gulf, £16 5s; Ilavelock, £7 10s; Cambrian, unpaid, £5 5s; do paid up, £9 15s; Polmerston, £5 los, £(3; New Buninyong, £5 5s ; Clifton, £2 10s ; Kosiaski, £2 ...
POLICE. DISTRICT COURT. Thursday, 23rd February. (Before the Police Magistrate and Mr M'Kean, J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 24 February 1865
POLICE. DISTRICT COURT. Thursday, 23rd February. (Before the Police Magistrate and Mr M'Kean, J.P.) DBDNKENKESS, &C.-Francis Logan, in custody for being drunk and using obscene language, was fined 10s, or 24 hours' imprisonment. Walter Lester was also charged with having been drunk. Mr Vining, who appeared for the defence, pleaded not guilty. The arresting constable stated that he found the defendant very drunk in the street and unable to walk, in consequence of which he had to be carried part of the way to the lock-up. Cross-examined Did not ask the defendant about the price of eerip on the way to the lock-up. The defendant was dis charged on making a subscription to the poor box. STEALING A DOQ.-Jamea Smith was charged with (Stealing a sheep-dog, valued at i'G, belonging to one John Kennedy, a 6heep-drover. The latter identified the dog as his, and stated that it had been lost by another man to whom he had lent it for a few days. A collar was on the dog when it was lent, a...
NEWS AND NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 24 February 1865
NEWS AND NOTES. A boy named Holman, about thirteen years of age, was nearly drowned in a dam in the vicinity of the Enterprise Company's works, Ballarat Bast, on Wednesday evening, about six o'clock. He had been bathing in the dam, and having got beyond hiB depth, was on the point of sinking, when a young man named Thomas Bear, an apprentice blacksmith, saw him in that perilous position. Bear (a lad of about sixteen years of age), without the slightest hesitation, stripped and jumped in, and with consi derable difficulty and at some personal risk, sue ceeded in rescuing him, Holman, when brought to to the bank, was perfectly unconscious, and pre sented all the appearance of having been drowned. Nothing daunted, his youthful reecuer, with praise worthy energy and skill, set about using the proper means to bring back animation, without even taking time to put on his own clotbes; and when engaged in rubbing the body he was noticed by Constable Dunne, who hastened to the spot to render ...
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. Thursday, 23rd February. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 24 February 1865
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. .LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLT. Thursday, 23rd February.. Mr Cope presented petitiena frotn market garden ers and others, at Pentridge and Heidelberg, pray iDgfor the imposition ol a duty of one halfpenny per pound on all imported green fruita. Mr Iliginbotham obtained leave to introduce a bill to amend the Licensed Abattoirs Act. The lion, member stated that the bill conferred powers on the shire councils to issue licenses and receive fees. The resolutions of the committee on the Banks and Currency Bill were reported and adopted, and a bill embodying the same was introduced by Mr M'Culloch, and read a first lime. The order of the day for the second reading of the Post Office Savings Bank Kegulation Bill was postponed till Wednesday, and that for the second reading of the Customs Duties Laws Amendment Bill till Tuesday. The further consideration in committee of supply, and the second reading of the Imprisonment for Debt Law Amendment Bill, were also postponed till...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 24 February 1865
NEW ZEALAND. The month has been fruitful in events of grave importance. The leading incidents are the surrender of Wiremu Tamihana, the Maori ICin^-maker, and the blazing out of active hostilities on the western coast. The great native meeting at Ilaneatike, at which Thompson had intimated that Governor Grey's peace proposals would be considered, was duly held. It was attended by more than a thousand Maorie?, and both Thompson and Kewi, the leading Ngatimanio poto chief, by whom the war was otigiually fomented, were present. Thompson spoke for peace, while Kewi declared for war to the knife, and the latter is understood to have carried the tribes with him. He is reported to have left fur the sccne ol operations at Wanganui, at the head of the fighting men of his own end the dispossessed Waikato tribes. The nest heard of Thompson was that he had communi cated witli Brigadier-General Carey, who commands in the Waikato, offering to surrender to any officers who might be deputed to recs...
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. TELEGRAPHIC DESPATCHES. [PER GREVILLE AND BIRD, REUTER'S AGENTS.] "VICTORIA. BEECHWORTH, 23rd February. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 24 February 1865
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. TELEGRAPHIC DESPATCHES. [PER GEEVILLE AND BIUD, HEUTER'S AGENTS.] "VICTORIA. BEECUWOUTH, 23rd February. At the races to-day the Maiden Plato was won by Nightingale, Bsppo being second; Wisdom broke hia leg, having bolted in the preliminary canter The jockey was badly hurt, and taken to the Beech worth Hospital without delay.-In the Hurdle llace, Martingale (?) came in first and Donation secon-l. The Doctor baulked /rum the first hurdle and fell at the last but one jump home.-In the Handicap, Virgil led from the start to the finish; Lord of Clyde was second, and Songstress third. SAN-diiuust, 23rd February. At the cricket match this day-Bendigo v Chew ton-the Bendigo men had 133 in their first innings, while the Chewton men had 70 in their first innings and 40 in the second. TUe thermometer stood at 135 deg. in the sun.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT PHILLIP HEADS. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 24 February 1865
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. PORT PHILLIP HEADS. ARRIVED. Thursday, 23rd February.-Derwent, steamer, from Hobarton; South Australian, btcamer, f.'om Adelaide. SAILED. Thursday, 23rd February.-Aldinfra, steamer, for Adelaide; Urania, schooner, for liobarton ; Jet, schooner, for Port M'Donnell; Penola, steamer, for Adelaide; Wont,'! Wonga, steamer, for Sydney. PROJECTED DEPARTURES. For London.-Norfolk, JGlii .March; Welleslcy, Cth April. For Liverpool.- Great Britain, 15 th March; Royal Standard, 1st April. For Sydney.-Tho steamers of tho A. N. S. Com pany, regularly. Tho ship Truo Briton was towed to sea yesterday at two p.m., punctually to her time. Sho has" on board a largo number of passengers, and a full cargo of colonial produce. A largo concourse of people assembled on tho Hobson's Bay Railway Pier to witness her departure. Argus, 23rd inst.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 24 February 1865
STEAM TO ENGLAND UNDER SIXTY DAYS. -BLACK BALL and EAGLE LINES of PACKETS.-Steam from Melbourne to Liverpool-The well-known and favorite steamship GREAT BRITAIN, 3500 tons, 500-horso power. Joiin GRAY, Com mander, is appointed to leave Hobson's Bay on Wednesday, 15th March, and will Bail punctually on the day advertised. The rapidity and regularity with which the Great Britain performs her passages have earned for her a world-wide fame, and justly established her reputa tion as the most celebrated steamship afloat. Her last seven passages to this colony were made in 55, 62, 63, 59, 61, 5S, and 60 days, and the return pas sages to Liverpool with similar rapidity, thus proving that the duration of the voyage cau be relied upon; and, whilst almost as quick .13 by the Overland mail, the great expense and frequent changes inseparable from that route are entirely avoided. THE SALOON is a magnificent apartment, entirely re-decorated, and the state-rooms, which arc very large and airy, refu...
BALLARAT LIVE STOCK MARKET. Wednesday, 24th February. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 24 February 1865
BALLAKAT LIVE STOCK MARKET. Wednesday, 2lth February. Messrs HEPBURN and LEONARD report Fat Cattlo-Tho number to-hand this week (nearly ono thousand head) was considerably in excess of tho usual demand, but as tho supply for the previous two or three weeks was light, sales on tho wholo were satisfactory, particularly for good quality. Best beef ruled at about 22s Cd per cwt; or say, prime bullocks £3 10s to £10 10s, medium and second do, £5 to £7 10s; inferior, £> to £4; best cows, £6 to £7 10s; second do, £4 10s to £5 10s; inferior, £3 to £4. Our sales woro-0] bullocks for Mr Orr at from £6 2s Gd to £10 10s; G7 head, mixed sexes, medium to inferior, (Mr P. Russell's) at £4 10s; and SO head (MessrsCowan and Underwood) medium to inferior, many in only store condition, at £4, total sales, 203. Fat Calves-Only a small number were yarded, which realised high rates. Wo sold for Messrs Cowan and Underwood a small lot of an average of £1 14s. Fat Sheep- Sales this week showed an upward ...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. BALLARAT SHARE MARKET. Thursday evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 24 February 1865
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. BALLA.RAT SHARE MARKET. Thursday evening. Messrs James Smith and Walter Kington report the following- sales mado this dayCapo Clear, Spring (Mlalij i'lCO; Pioneer, Uulldog, £50; Defiance, Sebas topol, £41; Nelson, Sevastopol, £2i 10s; Sons of Free dom, i!13 IOs: Lord Palmerston, Watson's Hill, £G; Atlas, Springdallab, £32 10s and i'35.
A CHESS CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 25 February 1865
A CHESS OLUB, SIR,-It is a remarkable (net that although we have on Bullarat clubs and societies of almost every description, we do nos posses?, and (so fur as I am aware) never have pos^sscM a chess club. Thero are probably four or five hundred che3s players in the town, nianyof whom would he delighted to have the opportunity of enjoying a quiet game; and thcro are doubtless many others who would gladly learn it, if facilities ollered for their doing so. With a view to tent public feeling on tho matter it is pro posed to hold a meetin;; to discuss the subject, of which notice is given in your advertising columns. Trusting soon to commence (at the club) as I now end, I am, sir, 24th February. KINGS PAWN TWO MOVES.
SUNDAY WORK IN THE MINES. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 25 February 1865
SUNDAY WORIC IN THE MINES. SIR,-I feci compelled to address you on the hard ship and injustice the working miners of Ballnrat have to undergo. Many have to work on the Satur day until midnight, and on the Sunday at midnight go to work again; white others have tn work on tho Sabbath, thus being deprived of their greatest pri vilege, "For the Sabbath was made for man," and no man has a right to deprive another of it. Amongst tho miners themselves there is a deep groaning for liberty, and often the complaint hna been made to particular companies, but of no avail. 1 now appeal to the ministers oS religion, who can see the evil effects of the pernicious system in their churches every Sabbath, and to all right thinking people of Balkrat, to assist us in our endeavors to obtain a release from work on Saturday and Sunday nights. And, S-,r, I ask your powerful nid, know ing you are c.xr the advocate of the cause of the oppressed. By inserting this you will greatly oblige your humble servant,...
THE COMMON SYSTEM. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 25 February 1865
THE COMMON SYSTEM. SIR,-The Honorable the Minister ot Lands would be perfectly justified in demanding the books and papers of the Landsborough, &c., Common. The Ararat Mining Board, by a resolution passed at a meeting on the 7th inst., has censured the managers und auditors, but the question arises-!owhomi3 iho blame due? Surely not the auditors, who no doubt know that a large area of the public estate i3 reserved to a few-ft very few- inJividuals, for nil, or nest to it. Mr Editor, I soy emphatically that the com monage question is becoming a great nuisance, and the sooner the Government slep in and make Btrict and searching enquiries into all of them the better. So far back as the 3rd September, 1861 (page 1C80 of the . Government Gazette), the Navarro Gold-fields Common was granted. Managers wero appointed accordingly, aud yet from that period to the present there has only been one return nude, aud that for the year ending 31st August, 1861. In point of fact, 8500 acres o...
ABOUT THE CORNER. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 25 February 1865
ABOUT THE CORNER. SIR,-I am a speculator in mining shares. .1 am an habitue of the Corner. I haunt it by day and I dream of it by night. The daily riot there is to mo an irresistible attraction. I rush into it with all ray might. I revel in scrip3 and shares, stimulated by dazzling hopes of a premium. I conceive fresh schemes of aggrandisement with each succeeding moment, as that eager crowd is swayed or stirred by the breath of rumor. I ruu with the ruck, and throw in my halloo like a very Nimrod when the game is started. The genius of the Corner inspires me wherever I go, and even my hours of domestic privacy are filled with visions of stupendous rushes and colossal gains. A fair field, no favor, and take the hindmost! That is my Shibboleth, and I am fair and above board with it. I deceive no one. I fight, like Harry of tho Wynd, for my own lmrul, and I expect every man at the Corner to do likewise. I do not lay my account, howover, with encountering opposition, iu my own branch o...
The Ballarat Star. DAILY ISSUE. SATURDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY, 1865. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 25 February 1865
DAILY ISSUE. SATURDAY, 25m FEBRUARY, I8G5. IF it were possible for protectionists to recog nise the truth when put plainly before them, some figures published in Friday's Argus would go far to cure them of the dementia with which it is their unhappy lot to be afflicted. We refer to certain tables fur nished by five of the principal importing houses of Melbourne, and submitted to the President and members of the Legislative Council along with a petition praying their honorable House to reject the new tariff, and which (the tables) show in the clearest and plainest manner what has been the effect of the new duties down till the present time. Full particulars are given of certain importa tions since the new system came into opera tion-the description of goods imported and the rate of duty, the invoice value, the number of cubic feet which the containing packages measured, the amount of duty, and the rate per cent, ad valorem which the duty came to-and as the tables are verified by the ...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A BRAVE ACT. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 25 February 1865
, : I LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A BRA.YE ACT. Sin,-I have read your paragraph this morning, whioh states that Thomas Bear, an apprenticed blacksmith, nobly at the risk of his own life plunged into the water and rescued the boy Holman from drowning, and his conduct afterwards in using the means of restoring life without any thought of his own personal exposure is worthy of more than empty praise. I enclose my cheque for a guinea towards purchasing n present for him, and I hope that other parents will contribute as well, for they can imagine the feelings of Holman's parents by having their son handed back to them by the hando of such a youth as Thomas Bear. All honor to him, and may he live long, and when another boy is in danger of drowning may Thomas Bear be near to rescue 13 the prayer of yours, A FATHER. Ballarat, 24th February.
NEWS AND NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Ballarat Star — 25 February 1865
NEWS AND NOTES. BubIi fires of rather formidable extent were raging throughout Thutaday in the vicinity of Beaufort, and as the wind waa blowing from the north, the flameB were bearing fast towurds Beaufort. When the wind changed in the evening the fire waB within half a mile of the town. There being such a scarcity of water, owing to the long drought nothing could have prevented the fire from doing a great deal of damage had its progress not been arrested as described. We report elsewhere the proceedings of a meeting held in the hall of the Mechanics' Institute in favor of the Ministerial tariff. The hall was filled, and a petition to the Legislative Council in support of the tariff was adopted by an overwhelming majority, the chairman declaring it to be adopted " almost un animously." An amendment was proposed but the speakers to it could not get a fair hearing. The meeting called last evening at the Mechanics' Institute for the purpose of forwarding a Chess Club was adjourned til...