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POPULAR READINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 June 1867
POPULAlI READINGS. 'm: second ofl' the Bacchus Marsh Popular Ilrdlings took plac in the Mechanics' initituto on Tuesday evening last. The A;te?lanee was so numerous that many persons nrce without seats, and in fact blocked up the entranuc doors so that some porsons wore ,,able to obtain admittance, -Mr. W. Watson, s . President of the Institute, acted as Chairman, NHo stated I:lt the (Connuittoo was pleasedsto be able to hlace buturo the audionco:a fill programmenuno, anl with a reserve of gentlemen willin' to lppear, should occasion requireo it. 'They had anl, their utmost to make these Rnadin's ,iplerior to the last, as they would do on each iccnidii g occasion. The Committee bogged a, thaik thoso who had come forward as rilers, and singeors, especially the hldies. Is the Iprograumme was a long ono he would sat detain them furthor, but call upon Dr. line to give a reading'. The Doctor read the well-known trlil scone a "lhUrdell v. Pickwick." This was read iitl a just perception of...
OPENING OF THE GREAT EXHIBITION AT PARIS. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 June 1867
OPENING OF TIIE GREAT EXIII IBITION AT PARIS. Tnn unceremonious openingll, on 1st April, created very little stir in Paris, and the approaches to the building were never less crowded. Along the road leading from the Pont de Jona, where the Emperor and Empress wore to pass, there were thick groups of people ; but the fotways weore almost deserted compared with what they have been when admissions wore hitherto given freely. Two o'clock was the hour fixed for the arrival of the Tmpcrial liuily, and almost to the very second the Emperor and Empress alighted at the entrance of the Vestibulo. They camo to the building in the private style in which they, as a rule, drive about Paris, in an open carriage and four. Following that of the :Emperor were carriages of the Prince of Orange, the Count of Flanders, and the Baron James Rothschild. Everywhere the Imperial cordte/ was received with marks of theo most profound deferenco and respect, but there was very little cheer ing. A few stray cries...
MELTON. SATURDAY, JUNE 8. (Before Charles Shuter, Esq., P.M.) [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 June 1867
?I E LiTO N. SA'UIRIAY, JUNE 8. (Ilofore Clhrlou Shutor, Esq., P.M.) [In consequonco of the 10tlh instant (Whit Monday) boing proclainmd ºa public holiday, this Courl, wae huld on the above dito. '['llhro was only one case.] Augueto Shchler v. 'lhonmas urdosbic.--Debt, £3. Order for amuount:, with 12s. lid, coots j or, in do. fault, distrees.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 June 1867
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 1867. TIA'r the theoretical opinions of even clover meon as to the effect likely to be produced by the passing of ail Act of Parliament bearing on 'a'givon question are sometimes not con firmed by fhots brought to light by the practical workifig of the law, is a statement that will suiprise no one, and few, in this matter-of-fahot ago, will be disposed to gainsay it. The Local Government Act just now occurs to 'us to be one of those which can scarcely be said to have answerecd the expec tations of mniany of those who advocated the measure during its passago through the Legislature;' at least, in some respects; It ,will, no doubt, be remembered' by those of our readers who took an interest in the passing of the Act in question, that one of the reasons assigned for making a distinction in the bodies which exist under its provisions, was that underi the old Act it was alleged that some of the Road Districts were small in area, and consequently very often possessed sm...
COURTS OF PETTY SESSIONS. BACCHUS MARSH. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12. (Before Chas, Shuter, Esq., P.M.; Dr. Rae, J.P.; and James Young, Esq., J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 June 1867
OOURTS OF PETTY SESSIONS. IACCI1US MARSII, WInDNU"EsAY, JUNL 12. (Before Chas, Shutor, Esq., P.M.; Dr. Rao, J.P.; and James Young, Esq., J.P.) Mary Jane James v. Jeremiah Ryan. Driving shoop across hund occupied by complainant, with. out notice, Adjourned for a week, with £1 costs to defendant, Richard Bonce v. William Hider. Illogal doleon tion of a mare. Mr. Goll for complainant. Richard DBonc said that the mare had been in his possession for flvo years, until at few weeks ago, when he lent her to defendant. On asking for the mare to be returned yesterday Ilidor refused to give it up, saying that witness owed him .£1, and he would give him other £0, the value of the mare. oefused the ollor. The mare was originally lout to me by Ilidor on trial. William Hider deposed that he had lent the mare about five years ago to leuco. Did not require it until a few months ago, when I told ]lonco he would have to give her up to me, which he did. I then lout him another horse, which he has still...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 June 1867
IMPOUNDINGS. BACCIIUS MAIRSII.-Impounded 22nd May, Trespass Gd. Chesnut horse,blazo, Al near shoulder, short tail, lameo, If not claimed and expenses. paid, to be sold 20th June, William Anderson, Poundkeepor. BALLAN.-Impounded at the Shire Pound. On the ll th 1May,. by Mr. I. II. Radloy. Trespass fad. Bay mare, stripe and snip, hind feoot white, TL conjoined near shoulder; dairk.bay horse, lame, blotch before '1T off shoulder, On 18th May, by Mr. R. HI. Iadley. Trespass Od, Chesnut draught horse, star and snip, indescribable brand (might be rl over bar, tail of rI to the right) uotir shoulder, three feet shod. On 20th May, by 1. T. Edwarda, Esq. Trespass Od, Black hore, star, PN near shoulde. If not claimed and expenses paid, to be sold on 10th June, On 24th hMaly, by Mr. James. Cowan. Trospitss 2s. each. Bay filly, blaze, near hind foot white, no visible brand; iron-grey filly, star, like y blotched near shoulder. On 28th May, by. Mr. P. Cantwoll, Trespass R(d. each. Red cow, oars...
NEWS OF THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 June 1867
NEWS OF THE WEEK, A mild agitation is on foot in Bacchus Muarah to obtain additional postal communication with Melbourne. That the present altogether inadequate postal service should have been quietly endured so long is a matter of great surprise. This township is (as we some months ago pointed out), placed in an unfavourablo position by having no telegraphio communication with Melbourne, and therefore it should be recompensed for this loss by having at least two mails to and from Melbourno daily, with the auditional convenience, too, of a letter carrier. Two coaches leave for the metropolis daily, which in itself is a proof that a second mail is required, and that it could be carried at but a small oxponse to the Government. It is a matter of history that at one time those coaches carried a mail oach, much to the joy of the Marsh lioegos, hnd much to their sorrow and indignation was it when we wore placed a stop backwards by being reduced to the present unsatisfactory system of one...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 June 1867
THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUSTRALASIA. BACCHUS MARSH BRANCH, PAID.UP CAPITAL , . £540,000 HESERVE FUND . . . £130,000 ( IJRR?EN T RATES of INTERES'T' ALLOWED On Monies deposited for fixed periods. JOHN CONYNGHAM M'CAUSLAND, Managor. 42nd Section Amending Land Aot. A PPLICAN'I'S for Lrnd under the provisions of 1 thoe above tooLion, in the Blackwood and ilachus MarLh 'l)ivisions, are hereby requceted to forward their applications to -ioe, antmny Olllo0 in Itynotoi, .or at my Survcy" Camp;'r s oearly as possible. Mr, Dh. IIARTO.RDOI, Bticlhus Mashli, is autho. rised to receive app:lietition for i, o : : 1 STUA1 . MURRAY, Contract Surveyor. IKynoton, April 12; 1807. Winter Goods. I UST ARRIVED, a largo and pleasing varioty eJ of Now Coatings, Trowsorings, &o., in all the moa fashilonable and substantial matorials and colourings, Samples forwarded on application. All Goods shrunk. Charges strictly moderate, G. 0. PATERSON, MERCHAIINT TAILOR, Bacchus Marsh. The Largest & best-...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 June 1867
GENTLEMEN'S SPRCING AND SUMMER CLOTHING. OUR purchases in the Hloma and Continental Markets are now to hand, and to which we invite special attention. The Newest Styles of Coatings In West of England Elastics, Ribbs and Moltons, Bliss, of Chipping Norton, celebrated Tweeds, For Riding Trousers and Pants, now mixtures. All the different makes of West of England and Scotch Trousorings. Fancy French Cashmnere and Quilting Vcstings, Superior Waterproof Tweed Overcoatings. Russell Cords, Alpacas, China Silk, And Other Light Materials for Summer Wear. ALL GOODS TIIOROUGIILY SIIRUNK Before being made up. Patterns and Instructions for Seolf-Measuromont soent free by post, on application. A Largo and Fashionable STOCK OF READY-MADE CLOTHING. OUTFITS TO ENGLAND And all parts of the World, on the Shortest Notice. Moderato Charges. First-class Cutto's and Workmen employed on the premises. 00OKSON AND BROWN, UCoESsoRs 'T1O G. AND J. ESPIE. WHITE DRESS SHIRTS. The attention of gentlemen requiring...
MELBOURNE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 June 1867
MEII3OURNE, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12. M. McC0AW AND ANOTHEU, Produce Brokers, Royal Horse Dazaar, Melbourne, report prices realisod for the wooeek ending 12th Juno, 1807, as'follows :--Matzo, inferior to sound, from 2s. 9 d. to 8s. 8d. per bushel; wheat, 4s,. d. to 4s. ad.; English barley, 4s, 3d. to 4s. Od.; Cape barley, 2s. 10d. to 3s. ld,. food oats, 3s. id. to 3s. 4d.; seed oats, 3s. to 8s. 5d.; taros, Os. 6d. to 10s.; white peas, Bs. Od. to' s,;. grey peas, 4s. Gd. perennial grass seed, 4s. to 7s.;W prairie grass sood, Os. 8d. to 8s.; bran, bags given in, is. d.; pressed bay, £4 10s. t. £4 15s. per ton;i chaff, £8 12s. 6d. to £3 13s. per ton; bacon, 8d. to lOd. per lb.; cheese, Gid, to 10,d.; potted butter, inferior to prime, 7d. to Is. 3d.; lard, 7.d, to 8qd.; eggs, ls. 11d. per dozenou. MEassan. DALDAuroY CAeIpeLt,roport, June 12 Fat Cattle: 1300 canoe forward for the week, 670 of which passed the hammer to-day ; of the above number very few wore good, but anything primo sold at fu...
ROAD TO BARRY'S REEF. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 June 1867
ROAD TO BARRY'S REEF, To the Editor cf the Express. SIR-- I quite agree with the "Voice from Wight- man's Gully" as to the road in question being in a most dangerous state, and so narrow that a horse must keep straight up the centre, for there is no room for it to diverge either to the right or to the left. For my own part, I am often afraid of being capsizecd over the hill. If the Council would only carry out the suggestions of your correspondent, it would prevent a great deal of exertion on my part, for I could then rest myself against the logs, if they were firmly fixed. I know that the Council is prompt in attending to such matters when once brought under their notice, so I console myself that I will soon be able to have a spell when ascending the Barry Reef Road. A JIBBING HORSE. Ballan Flat, Blackwood.
BLACKWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 June 1867
BLACKWOOD. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) A CONSIDERABLE, length of time has elapsed since &nbsp; Blackwood and its mining prospects found a prominent record in your columns, and since that period many changes have taken place in our internal affairs, and our position as a mining district has certainly advanced to a larger stage of development. I derive considerable gratification from the fact of being able to state that our mineral resources are as yet in a state of infancy, for each day proves beyond a doubt that we are progressive. Many changes have taken place, as I have already stated, and no doubt can exist in regard to Old King Time having laid his icy finger on ourselves, and leaving his firmly stamped impress behind. Time rushes ever onward, like a mighty avalanche, enveloping all barriers to its progress in that iron grasp which has ere now de- stroyed nations, crumbled dynasties, and torn from us the dear friends that we have loved through joy and affliction. Yes, it o...
ORGINAL POETRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 June 1867
ORIGINAL POETRY. The author of the piece of poetry which we gave last week also wrote the following verses. On the manuscript before us they are stated to be "an experiment to write forty consecutive lines, on the first subject that offers, within the hour. Lost the match by seven minutes." LITTLE MARY. Yon moss grown ruin tells a wondrous tale, Of feuds long stilled and woman's feeble wail Yon battle field a passing thought may claim How shortlived glory, and how fickle fame ; But the real study to improve the mind, And teach the worldly heart to love its kind To con a lesson high and curb the passions wild Man, lordly man, may learn it from a child. Aye, thee, Mary. Watch but a minute, then, the changeful play Of smiles and shadows, like an April day, That flit across thy little speaking face; [trace; Now sunshine beams--now tears scarce leave a Say, can our boasted manhood's pleasures leave So pure a feeling, or find less to grieve ? Say, can man's sorrows pain him less than thin...
BALLAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 22 June 1867
BALLAN, (EnoM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) Sosir four months ago, Senior-constable Walsh©, of Ballan, saw in the Government Ga:ette that a warrant had been issued by the Daylesford Bench for the arrest of a well-known Bullarook Ranger for horse stealing. The man glories in a long line of aliases. "Little Joe," alias " Austin's Joe," alias "Joe the Jockey." It so happened that Mr. Walshe had made Joseph's acquaintance a long time back, when hunting a particular class of game which hides in the douse scrub of that forest. So " Little Joe" was at once dotted down in Mr. Walshe's private memorandum, under the head of, "York, you are wanted." But that want was never supplied until Wednesday, the 12th instant, when, by chance, the worthy constable dropped into the Royal Mail Hotel, and, at the same time, dropped upon all the aliases rolled into one, and refreshing themselves with a "long drink" of Warrenheip. When Mr. Walshe last saw "Little Joe," his face was as smooth and soft-looking as the "ti...
UNITED DISTRICT ROAD BOARD. MONDAY, JUNE 10. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 22 June 1867
UNITED DISTRICT ROAD UOAID. MONDAY, JUNE 10. Tue' Board met on the above date. Present Blessrs. Robertson (Chairman), Juuor, MA'Intyre, Wilson, Ilussoy, and Campbell. Thle mminutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed, and letters sent were road and irpproved. tho Chairman gave a report of the proccodings of the deputation that had waited on the Govern mont with reference to the proclamation of the Main Road to Bhclkwood.-[This has already appeared in our columns.] Correspondence received:-From the Lancefold Rtoad Board, about definition of district boundary line; Holmes and Brown, about drain near their
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 22 June 1867
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10. P sxsENT--Councillor Duncan, in the chair; Coun cillors Osborne, Graham, Short, and Dugald. Mr. Kelly, the Shire Engineer, acted as Secretary, in consequence of the illness of Mr. R. IH. Young.) Mr. Headland's letter, which took the form of a petition to the Council, was then read. It stated that the petitioner had been Revenue Officer and Collector to the Shiro for six years, during which time he had endeavoured to perform his duties efficiently, and complained that, after doing the heaviest part of the work for the season, the Council had reduced his salary to £80, a sum for which he considered it impossible to faithfully and honestly discharge the duties; he therefore asked that it be increased. Councillor Duncan: I think the application for an increase of salary premature on the part of Mr. Headland. We cannot do anything in the matter until the term of Mr. Headland's appointment expires. He was backed up in this opinion by an articlo in...
PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA. TUESDAY, JUNE 18. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 22 June 1867
PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA. TUEsDAY, JUNE 18, In the Legislative Council-The Commitoo appointed to consider the CuLstoms' Duties Bill recommennded that the Bill be laid aside and two Bills brought in instead. The Council to give way on one clause which they had objected to. The matter was ordered to be considorcd next day. In the Legislative Assembly-A report was brought up by the Committee upon the Customs' Duties Bill, recommending the same course as the Council committee, but giving reasons for so doing. It was ordered to be considered next day. Good progress was then mado with the estimates. It was stated by the Chief Secretary that the new Melbourne Post Office would be open in time for the noext mail. Mr. Kyte advanced another stop in the forms preceding the introduction of his Paymont of Member's Bill, which he will bring in on Tuesday next. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, In the Legislativo Council-The report of the committee upon the Customs' Duties Bill was adopted. The House adjourned un...