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THE PLOUGHING MATCH. To the Editor of the Benalla Ensign. [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 29 July 1870
THE PLOUGHING MATCH. T theI Editor qf th Bensalla Ensign. Sir,-I am pleased to see the farmers bestiring themselves with laudable efforts to get up a ploughing match, and to know that it could not be in better hands than our Scotch friends, I,regret that, we have not established an Agricultural Society in'this district, for with R0 years' experience as a member of bne, I can fully testify to the immense benefit tobe derived to an agricultural district from such Ilstitutions, insuring an annual opportunity of exhibiting improvements in implements, the working of them and machinery to eco nomise manual labour, showing ot prime live stock (of which this distrioe has abiin dance), and the produce of the country ; with last, though not least, the favourable oppor tunity afforded to the ladies of displaying their horticultural products, and those of the dairy, &o. If you think with me that the following lines, written on.a similar ocoasion some 30 years ago, are appropriate to pre...
MELBOURNE. July 27. [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 29 July 1870
ME) BOURNE. (iao6"uu OWN CoInsPoiN.) Juily 27. The principal excitement during the week ,bas been the almost hourly-sent telegrams about thccondition of the Malmsbury reservoir, reminding one of thl often-usod joking ~of Punch, and ending. in much the same. way, as 4after all the hubbub. it is found that there is really very little the mattori with tho.work. Political matters are very quiet indeed, and it is'unlikoly tlat' any fresh oxcitemontin that direction will take place until the opening for the season of the Legislative Varieties at the top of Bourke-streit.' This .establishment is now undergoing a thorough cleansing in all its departments, and the pro perties and scenery"are being renewed and carefully repaired. Several new flats will be added to the stock, and it is expected that the ,eason commencing in October, which will be the last with this company, will prove a most successful one. There is very little doubt that: the" general election will take place, if not before t...
ORDINARY MEETING. Wednesday, July 27. [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 29 July 1870
O( DINAIY MiEETI&GO' - "- S 'Wednesdpy, July 27. - - Present;'the Presiderint, and Cre Hoskin, Simeon; Guppy, and Roe:.. The minutes of the last ordinary add special meeting were read,'.whenuCr Simeon. before they were coifirmed said he wished to prevent them from disgraoiing themselves. He then reid' frocinthe act to show that by lthe 12th section h& had power to nact as returnine officer .'. : The ]president' sMid he had obtained an opinion' which caulsed him to doubt whether they had aoted'right in fixing the date of the election at the time they did..All the, rest of Cr Simson's proceedings were illegal. Cr Roe also road from the act to show that Cr.Simson:hadno right to appoint him self the rqturningg.ofeier. Cr Simson. was--several' time's allod to order.for. interrupting. Cr Roe-Keep your tongue quiet, you are a councillor' yet. Cr Simsou--And will be still when you are out. T' Or Roeomoved .that the opinion of the most eminent counsol beobtained to know wheth...
The Benalla Ensign. Published Weekly. BENALLA, FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1870. [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 29 July 1870
lE! AII4Q;, `FRIDAY; JULY':; 2Q, .1870. i? Ac constitutes a felony? .&lt;Wehadsuppsoed that this nLeatUfj las clear enough to answer, :but we are nowrtlownuinto the most complete quandary'ial towhat constitutesa this crime. On one point however iwe have been consider. abl yonligitened during the past week, and our previous ignorance on the subject must be ponfeased, though with rolutpncp. WVe now learn that sheep stealing is not a. felony; and we can only copge to the conclusion that the on who TvO auffored death for this offence in the old country have been judieilly ;mur deradl, whilo the.large number who hroe in dividually suffjred, and are still suffering, o.yoars of imprisonioent, both in the old country 0 and in this colony;, have beenmost unjustly ' treated. How eau it bi'otherwisee? Has not 0 the Bonalia Boench said so? "Bow dowr, all yo police magistrates and othorlessor lights, who have in the past com hitted persons for trial on, 0 this insigniflcant charge, befor...
LATEST NEWS. (PER GREVILLE TELEGRAM COMPANY.) MELBOURNE, July 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 29 July 1870
LATEST' NEWS. (BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.) (Pes GREVImLE TELEOGU Coo ser.) 3MsE 1EBOeBE, July 28. In reply to 'a deputatio~n Mr. Wilson said the Government would consider during the recess the question of. placing road boards on n eqiuality with shires regardingsubsidies.e The Commercial Bank balanco-shoet shows a deficiency on the half-year of fifty.-seven thousand seven hundred and fifty pounds. It is proposed to write off sixty thousand pounds end carry the balance forward. Additional dofalcations liy 'Drdper to the extent of six thousand five hundred pounds have been discovered. Flour is firm at £12 to £12 5s., with but little doing. The weather is fine, and cold. Price has been fined one hundred pounds, or six months in gaol, for possessing oboconp pictures. " . - i
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 29 July 1870
.1MPO TJNDINGS .: ALExAND1A-Imnpoendedeta.Aleiandr . Ily.horose; itr rid snip, near" fore nn,! off. blnd foot while;:, JR'conjoined near shioulder; lIWe JLoff neck .i"+':. . To be sold on 3rd Au.gust. ? -.: 1 SE&ALj. A-Imjueded at Benalla pay warp, ;tatooand' streak, rear hap down,' inde ecribable brand ov.er U' near shoulder, W tre T over. R'off shoulder (the Tover R' cojoui'a'd Blck filly streak, near hind loot white, pear shoulder,:2 Soff'shoulder. . Bny horep,offhind foot whitjsY over B offshoul der, g near rump, B off rump " Bay horse; tar;near hind foot white, blind near eye, CO over.?over..S over 11W over A. over heart pear shopider, O tear and off cheek-. fllack-nars, star;toff ?lend foot-?rhitee · near shoulder, Y. off. houllert.o -,,,? :i;: Chesnut horse, star and snip, both hind feet white, like MA-cotnjoined ,toar shoulder, blotch near rupp, ,i?d ..:. - lay colt, both bind feet nbhite, J?1. ner shoulder To be sold oes171h August. b O buN' FOREST-Impounded at Beec...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 29 July 1870
Addresses of the; Inspectors of - Sheep.. THE following addresses of the Inspectors of [ Sheep are published in accordance with the' provisions of The Scab Act 1870, section 15, tl MELmuRNoS DISTRIar-John H. Kerr, Esq, Office of Inspector of~ heep, Mlelbourno. IPPsLaND . DISTaroT-John li. Allan, Esq, Sale. StaDnnUnsr Dzsrator--Farquhar Mackenzie, |t Esq, Barkly terrace. Sandhurst. S ErM-OUlr DIsoTIol - Charles Peoevor, Eeq, Seymour. BSEoHWOTi- DISTaCor-Richard Perry, Esq, Beoechworth; SG csroNG .DasTRIO-James Riley, Esq,: St - lolens, \e cat Geelong. : BAtLL?.tAT DrsTRaro--Jaumes F. Shaw, Eeq, Drummond.street, Ballarat. KILc.OBE DIsrTa~z-William Spurling, Eeq, r Kelly's Hotel. Kilmore. ' 'WIMEEz?ca DIoTRIoz-Robert Stirling, Esq, Stawoll. IHrEHAX DeSRzatC - Edmund Elligot,' Esq, Warrnambool. .... BErcALLA DIsTnror-M-alcolm M'Eachern; Esq, Beonalla. HIaKzzco.o DzsTator-WVm H. Stephoei Eq;' Court House. Hamilton. 'CoiLacasn Dzsrator--Duncan M'Ra?s, .Eeq, Hamiltoni. S-EDWARD I. OUR1;, C...
Tuesday, July 26. (Before Dr Health.) [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 29 July 1870
Tuesday; July 26. S (Before Dr Reath,) GporgeWilliams, Jobn Mason,; adJoseph' Bur?t were charged with sheep stealing..,, ; IMr , Nacolas .; conducted the ,prosecutson, and, Mr Pow anrid Mr 'Donnoll appeared fortho prie sonors Mason and lurnos. Mr Noiolas'applied for. the discharge of Wil liama, as ho was required for the prosecuotird This was objected to by Mr M'Donnelli, but the Bench discharged the prisoner. Robeit MBeoatn, squatter, of Kilfora, remem. bored Sunday, the 24th inst, when ho accom panied Sergeant Wholan and Oonstable Arthur, at night, to the Fifteen'milo,Creek, where he found 'the'two prisoners and Williams' living in a but, They found two sheepskins, one with the head attached, spread out on a bank about 400 yards I from the hut, and about 20 yards fromn another hut which Mason said belonged to him. Witnesas identified the skins (produced) by the brand as belonging to him. The head produced had the same ear mark as his wethers. Cross-examined by Mr Pow-Ile had sold ...
BENALLA SHIRE COUNCIL. SPECIAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 29 July 1870
BENALLA SHIRE COUNCIL. SPEorALT MEIETING. A! special meeting of th abovero Council was hleld on Monday last, at 2.30 p.m.. there being-present the President; and Ore Hoskin, Bedding, Boger, Simeon, Guppy, and Roe. :.The'President saidlihe.meoting was called for the purpose of fixing the time for holding an election to fill the extraordinary vacancy caused by the resignation of Or Sullivan. Since their last meeting a most unjustifiable coursehad bden taken by Cr Simson, who had inserted a notice in the .Enaritn to hold an election for the vacancy, he signing himself no returning officer for the Council, and to make.matters clear he would read thp,olausees of the act.relating to'ordinary and extriifdi ~iar'yjiaitaneies. The President then went on to read, when Cr Simson Tose and said they were there to` deal' with the extraodirnary,: and not the ordinary vacancy. The-President.-Sit down.- . ? Or-Simeon.,-No, I will not.,. The President.-I will movp you be fined. 'Cr Simeon.-I don't ca...
A JUSTICE'S JUSTICE. To the Editor of the Benalla Ensign. [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 29 July 1870
A JUSTICE'S JUSTICE. To the Editor of the Benalla Erisigni. Sir,-The public will be oapt to d.mur at the laudatory. remarks in your last week's leading article, in reference to the invaluable services performed on the Bench by' our two resident justices, when it reads the particulars of the cases Queen verasu Mason, and Queen veraus Burns,-heard in court to-day. One of the above much-vaunted justices adjudicated alone on these cases, and 'after summing up the evidence "in a manwr quite equal to any judge," stating that no further proof of guilt was requisite, in'place of committing the prisoners to. take their trial at Beeehworth, passed the lenient sen tences of a fine of £10 and,£5 respectively or four months' imprisonment. t ,,:.; .And this for seesp oafsaling. -Withib1 the last 50 years men have beenilsung'for this crime, and until now we havesbeeon :iaous tomed to read of at least from three to seven years' penal servitude for bimilar offences. I cani therefore imagine the chag...
MANSFIELD POLICE COURT. Saturday, July 30. (Before Messrs Chenery and Kitchen.) [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 5 August 1870
ý.?cA1 SFIELID POLICE COURT. i: . Saturday, July 30. (IeforesMesarh'Chenery and Kitchen.) ;eaPhilipMacedonald v A.'Motherwell. Mr O'Leary for the plaintiff. This was a summons for £6 12s balance ,of an account for work and 'abour dones as blacksmithn fr. Mr'Ablrham Motherwell, contractor. The defendast? objected to the first item in the bill of particilars £2 8s Od because it merely said to account rendered. This £2 8s 6d was abandoned by the complainant and. the' balance £4 l1s 3d sued for. The complaiannt stated that the work charged for had been done, and the charges were fair and reasonable. -. William Carey, blacksmith, living in Mansfield. wa called to show that the charges generally made bythe' complainant were the usual ones. The defendant gave evidenco as to some .of the item charged by the complainant being too high. A witrices -hamd Georgo Roden was called, a working blackimith,. who stated that at one time he had .bconin the employ ment of Mr .~cedonald but was now in- t...
AGRICULTURE, &c. [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 5 August 1870
SAGRICLTURE:, &o.'. ii-i(Fi0do? To Eeoooeo ."eYi )' Tlhere i is a' decided advance in all braidstufife aiose our last Issae. Flouter i p tol£12 Le; nid verv iYr t this figie.. i ,The lateo and' p?reyent inquiries for' wheat have not..tended to bring much forward; it is voery scarce, although the primest lots have uiot realised over fis 2d, Oats aroenot. quite so brisk as they were a few days since ;' resent price from 3s. d to 3S 8d.; Maize israthlier inclined: to 'rise, and holders do not seem disposed to'sell out at:the'luoted' figure; F'ine weather is' now very much requireld by our farmers, to enable them"t6 fiish adw~ing their rpng grain cr ope'and i:prepare or the roots. Two or' tree times has the. l::ndellei nearly ready. for sep)i and as oftei made unworkable y. a heavy, foll.:of rain tie hgas icon a"very discouragintg winter in that respect, but as the spring advances' .there is no doubtbiut that the weather will -improve. A little patience 'Is needed "and the s"ior...
BENALLA POLICE COURT. Tuesday, August 2. (Before Messrs Wills and Health) [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 5 August 1870
B?NALLA POLICE. COURT. TudeyrAu gusp 2. - (Before Meessr Will and Heathb;) John Walker, an old. ma, wee charged with larceny under 40s, from the yard ofthMe Benalla HoteL SWiliam BH. Lomb, photographer, of Benall., eaid that on Wednesday evening, 27th July, he had a blanket whioh he used in his buinesu up to dusk on that day. He missed the blanket nexl morning, end reported his loss to the polhce. The blanket produced is miner ao& Is worth 16. Johanna Dalton,of the Poor-mile Creek, saw prisoner at her place on Friday,.the 99th July. He amne in the afternoon and offered a blanket for sale. The blanket produced is the same. Pri. soner said he was hard up and came from the Sydney side, where heleft a wife and child. I bought the blanket for Os·. My husband gave the police this informatien. oneablb Arthur searhobed for the prisoner on. Friday, the 29th ult., and traced the prisoner to. about four miles beead Bddaginol where he found him lying in the bottom of a dray that. was go...
BENALLA COUNTY COURT. CAUSE LIST, AUGUST SITTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 5 August 1870
BENALA C.OUNTY C?oURT; CUSE U Li T, Auoo SKTTIrSe. Under £0. Fitzsimons and' IHlton' v Jaes aFraser, £5 18s Id. Fl . "itimons and Halion V William Johnson., £9"4s 6d.' . W illiamM'Giuonesv Charles Boedy,7 l2s2ed. 'Wiliamin.a'Ploersop, vJamee Millard, £8. " Jo b ;ietah ecnry Ifankh?i , £5 6s. Same v Iseaao.Younghusband'and others, £4 8s. Same vJoseph.Hatwell, 3 . .., ';gami v R. Blythbmi and others, £5 l0s. I ' Edward Grifiths vIRoliert M'Beian; £9 9s. .Marcus Craven v William Hogan, £8 15s 6d, John Byrnesv James Darby. £15 13s ad. .Same v William Gqrrett, £13 4s lid. ,Same v Bryan Waymouth,'£1417s' 7d'. : :.1Under .£50. '. .ThomasFlemioag v Francis Cobham, £37 8 10d. James hall v Jpmas Dixon,,£25 Its Od. Under £100. rP"resident of Shire Council? Richard Meagher, S'95,8s 4d: SMatthew M'Nally vFrederick Devine, £52 2s 8 . Oveor £100. James M'Conoohio and William 'M'Cooochlo v. Henry Linard £107 16s 8d. Fraud. Fitzsimones and:Halton.v Henry O'Brien, £7 ,a 0 ddt... ! :,: . . :: . i 'bTh...
WANGARATTA. [Newspaper Article] — The Benalla Ensign and Farmer's and Squatter's Journal — 5 August 1870
The followlong prices are the eOerage of those .quoted by:the principal millers : Flour, per ton' .. -. 1,. C0' 0 :Oto 61-'0 0 Wheat, per huihel .,. 0 3 O 0 3 6 ,)-atado.do.;.' ,, 0 ,.. D 3 6 ]Irando do ... ,. 0 0 8 0 0 9 Pollard . do... 10 0? '. ' 0 1 0 -Ilayper.ton 2.. .10 0 3 0-o0 ;Potatoes do 0`..., *4 : 0e 0 .?7 0 0