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THE IMPOSITIONS OF EMMA THURSFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
['IIJ LIIPOS'ITIO?ONS OF E]LIIA [IJIURS IELD. The Ballarat Courier writes :-" A year or two ago, when in the employ of Mr. Win. Eyres, of Soldiers' Hill, the girl Emma Thursfield, who has re cently claimed to have come into pos session of property to the value of £1,000,000, deluded a number of people into the belief that dame Fortune had really smiled upon her ; but the illusion was brief, and after that she seemed to have settled down in a sober andsensible manner until her latest escapade in connection with Mr. Victor and his family. The history of her doings is as remarkable as it is inexplicable. Before she asked us to announce to the world that she had become heiress to a million of money, she was in the habit of pur chasing scented cigars at Mr. Bade's shop, but what she did with them is so far a mystery. About Friday last she communicated to Mrs. Victor the in teresting intelligence of the immense amount of property to which she had become heiress, and followed that inti mat...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
IMPORTANT NOTICE. G. D. MACARTNEY, Esq., L.L.D., (Grand Lodge Lecturer,) Will deliver a Lecture under the aus pices of the Colac Lodge, L.O.G.F., in the Oddfellows' Hall on Friday Even ing, M'arch 10th, 1876. The lecture wiill commence punctually at 8 o'clock. Members of the Order and the Public are respectfully invited to attend. ADMuassioN FREE. By order ROBERT GILMOUR, W.S. COLAC ST. PATRICK'S SOCIETY The above Society has determined to commemorate St. Patrick's Day by a DINNER AND BALL, which will take place in the ODDFELLOWS' HALL, on THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 16. Tickets for Dinner and Ball, 10s 6d each. Tickets to admit Ladies to Ball, 2s Gd each ; Gentlemen do., Os. Tickets can be obtained at all the business places in Colac. Mrs. Cooper, of the Temiperance HIotel has been entrusted with the task of preparing the Dinner. DD ELLOWVS' HALL COLAC. THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 23. GRAND AMATEUR DRAMATIC PERFORMANCE In aid of the Funds of the HARIMONIC SOCIETY. FIRST PART OF PFIOGRn,?II...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
TIIE question of opening the Victorian Public Library, Museum, and National Gallery on Sundays cropped up in the Assembly a short time back, and though the decision of the majority of one which orders them to remain closed on the Sunday cannot be altered during the present session, it is evident that on the next occasion this question is brought forward, theadvocates for open ing these institutions on the seventh day will achieve a substantial victory. Mr. SERyiE, when the vote for these places ,' was under discussion, pointed out the absurdity of keeping them closed while the Zoological Gar dens remained open. People are for bidden to look at the skeletons of animals in the Museum, but are allowed to see the same animals alive in the Gardens. The Puritanical ideas of the " unco guid," which seek to perpetuate such an anomalous condition of things, are opposed to true progress. In many towns in the old country the rigid an forcement of Sabbatarian laws has re sulted in a complete fa...
THE BREMERHAVEN FIEND. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
THE BREMERIH1IiVEN FIEND. Some excitment was caused at New York when it because known that a box similar to that which caused such deadly havoc at Bremerhaven had been sent by the wretched man Thomas in the American steamer Celtic, and was lying unopened at the White Star Company's warf. The Ne ' Yorki Times says :-" There is no doubt that Thomas had planned the destruction of the Celtic." It seems. hoever, that Thomas was a passenger by the steamer to New York, and that when the box was landed he said it contained cart ridges which he intended to use in a long excursion through the Western States. This disarmed suspicion, and nothing fuirther was thought of the box or its owner, who failed to claim it until after the occurrence of the Nosel disaster at Bremerhaven. Whens the mail advices, giving a descriptioli of the man Thomas and his devilries ar rived, the oflicers of the Celtic renenm bered the box which had been brought over by them during the October pas sage, particularly as...
NOTES AND EVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
NOTEJS' AND ) EV l'NTS. Our subsidised local contemporary, in its last issue, simply for the sake of misrepre sentation, takes exception to our paragraph anent the prospecting party which is shortly about to start for the Otway Forest, to search for gold and other valuable minerals. We must, therefore, once more expose the tactics which prevail in this subsidised journal. We stated that this prospecting party would shortly start, and gave the names of the persons composing, it. We now reiterate that statement, and are also in a position to state that we yesterday saw a letter from Mr. J. H. Connor, M.L.A., in which that gentleman states that the pros pecting party "appointed" to search the Otway Forest for gold will probably start this week. The facts of the case are as follows :--When it was decided that a por tion of the Prospecting vote-- 5000-should be expended in this district, Mr. Connor wrote to Messrs. E. Cooper, iH. Al. Hearn, and James Sinclair, requesting them to nominate...
NEWS BY THE MAIL. WHOLESALE MURDERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
VsI WlS' B3Y TIE' MAIL. WHIOLESALE MURDERS. The Court of Assizes of Tarne-et Garonne has just tried the wife of a small farmer of Saint Vincent named Grienmard, and the father of her son in-law, all by poison. The woman, from the time of her marriage forty years ago, had constantly manifested a most vicious and vindictive disposition. Her only child she ill-treated most cruelly, at one mqment striking her with a hoe, and injuring her seriously ; on smother occasion tlhroding her down and tramp ling on her. The husband fared no better, and was constantly in fear of his life; she besides formed an adulte rous connection with a neighbor, a married man, uand whose wife died sud denly under suspicious circumstances. She bore' a great animosity towards the family of her daughters husband, and when her own husband, no longer able to support a life in common with her, went to stay with his son-in-law, she was heard to utter umenaces against them. Her hatred was besides rendered more intense...
COMMERCIAL. MELBOURNE PRODUCE MARKET. Wednesday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
COMMERCIAL. [MELBOURNE PRODUCE MARKET. Wednesday Evening. The Age reports :-The markets continues to pursue a sluggish and uninteresting course, to-day's transactions being of limited extent and of an unimportant character. Bread stuffs do not attract much notice, but prices are maintained by the firmness of holders. Wheat was dealt in to a fair extent at 5s 3d, bags included, for good Northern. 'At anction, a few lots were quitted at 5s ld to 5s 3d, for medium t', good samples. Flour is selling at £11 10s for best country brands ; a parcel was offered under the hammer, but, the bidding only reaching £11 5s, it was withdrawn. In feeding grains, oats present a quiet aspect; a few lots of Victorian were quitted at 2s lld to 3s 4d. Maize is scarcely quotable, there being none in first hands.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
COBB AND CO'S ROYAL MAIL TELEGRAPH LINE OF COACHES. DAY COACH CAMPERDOWN AND COLAC TO GEELONG. Day Coach leaves Camperdown every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 9 a.m. passing through.Colac at noon, and reaching Geelong at 6 p.m. Return day coach leaves Cobb and Co.'s Booking Office, Geelong every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 9 a.m. NIGHT MAIL. GEELONG TO WARRNAMBOOL AND BELFAST. Daily, at 9.50 p.m., Saturdays excepted. With Branch Line to * MORTLAKE, CARAMUT, PENS. HURST, AND HAMILTON, THiEecE TO MOUNT GA MBIER AND ADELAIDE, VIA PENOLA, and all intermediate pest towns, leaving Geelong every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, at 9.50 p.m. Coaches leave Cobb and Co's Booking Office, Geelong, daily (Saturday excepted), at 9.50 p.m. for Warrnambool and Belfast, returning from Belfast daily (Saturdays ex cepted) at 10.30 a.m., on Sundays at 4a.m. and from Warrnambool daily (Saturdays ex cepted) at l'p:ni., on Sundays at 6 a.m., from Hamilton every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,'at 6 ...
GEELONG LIVE STOCK MARKET. March 6. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
GEELONG LIVE STOCK MARKET. March 6. MIEsSRS. BUCKLAND AND BURNErT report : -Fat Cattle.-101 head forward for the week's supply, quality ranging from inferior to good. There was only a small attendance of the trade, but prices were in favor of sellers to the extent of 10s. per head as com pared with last week's rates. We sold for Messrs. Morrison, Ledson, M'Donald, and Kettle, 41 head at up to £8 5s for bullocks. Fat Sheep.-A full supply of sheep, but very few good, consequently prices rose fully Is a head for this description. The small number of good quality sheep available will, we think, cause the prices to keep up. We sold for Mr. P. M'Intyre, Shelford, 161 prime quality wethers, at 1ls for merinos, and 17s 6d for crossbreds; for Mr. George Anderson, Winchelsea, 354 fair to good quality light weight wethers, at from 7s to 10s Gd; for hr. C. J. Whyte, Meltham, 138 good quality weight wethers and ewes, at 8s 6d and 6s, and 5S cull ewes ; for Colonel Conran, Highton, 79 good qualit...
PRODUCE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
PRUD' UC E MARKETS. The following were the prices of produce at the undermentioned markets at the latest dates - Wheat. nglishe. Oats. Flour. Potatoes. Hay. Per Bushel. Per Bushcl. ]Per Bushel. Per Ton. Per Ton. Per Ton. s. d. s.d. s. dd. s. d. d. s. d. t s. s £ s. £ s. £ s. £ s. 3Ielbournce..... 5 2 to 5 3 5 3 to 5 0 3 1 to 3 711 7toll 10 Ballarat ........ 5 1 to 5 24 0 to 4 1126 to s21011 10to1115 3 0 to3 54 0 to 4 10 Castlemauju..e 4 9 to 1 10 4 6o403 Oto 3611 ltol2 0 5 Oteo5 3 Oto 3 Iyetoen .......... Saudhurst ..... 4 to 4 10 4 6 to 5 0 3 0 to 3 3 1 Stoll 140 to "5 0 5 to 4 10 Gcelong......... 5 1 to 3 4 6 to 5 0 3 0to3 1 15 to 12 0 3 0 to 3 10 3 10 to 4 ]0 Beeehwsrth...3 10 to 4 3 3 to4 10 0 to10 5 5 0 to 6 10 4 10 to 01
(AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS TELEGRAMS.) MELBOURNE, March 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
(AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS TrEIeTRAiIS.) MELBOURNE, fMarch 9. 11 man named Erslkine, employed in a furaiture factory, cut offd his right hand, in obedience to the scriptural injunction, " If thy right hand offend thee, cut it off," while under the in fluence of religious mania. A private London telegram states that the wool sales closed flatly. Nearly all descriptions declined .d. to Id. per lb., the principal decline being in me diun and inferior. For washed lambs' the market is unchanged. For greasy the market is easier. Joe Thompson, the bookmaker, and Wilson, the trainer, had a fight on the racecourse, and the occurrence will probiably lead to the exclusion of book msakers from the precincts of the stand.
MELBOURNE. Wednesday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
(FROM OUR: OWN COI:cESPONDENT.) Weidnesilay Evening. The arrival of the Australia in forty three (lays from Plymouth, via the Cape route, has been a fruitful topic of discussion during the week. When such quick pas sages as the one in question are made by steamships, people wonder that the P. and O. Company do not at once place a superior class of steamers on their line. Our ocean navigation has made great strides during the last twenty years. A voyage from England to Australia was thein looked upon as a very serious matter, and well it might, for in the early days it generally occupied from four to six months, and the acconmmodation of the old sailing-ships was not quite first-class. Now, however, all this is changed. A person embarks in England in a kind of floating palace, such as the Australia and Zealandia, and after a few quiet games of loo, &ec., lie finds himself in Hobson's Bay, nearly before lie has had time to become sea-sick. I do not think, lhowever, that the Ca...
THE EDUCATION ACT. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
THE EDUCATION ACT. The following memorandum was on Tues day presented to the House as to the distri bution of the amount proposed upon the estimates for 1875-6, to compensate teachers for losses sustained through the operation of the Regulations under the Education Act 1872 : 1. Any teacher who was employed in a common school on the 31st of December, 1872, and accepted service in a State school when the Education Act 1872 came into operation, may receive compensation for losses he sustained through the operation of the regulations under that act, between the Ist of January, 1873, and the 31st of De cember 1875, if such losses amount to or exceed ten per cent. of the sum which he would have received during that time, if his income had continued at the same rate as in 1872 ; and such compensation shall bd at the rate of one-twelfth part of such teacher's loss for each year's service by him under any Education Act in Victoria, but shall not in any case exceed the amount of such loss. 2...
LATEST AUSTRALIAN TELEGRAMS. MELBOURNE, Thursday, 8 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
LATEST AUSTRALIAN TELEGRAMS. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESIPOND'ENT.) lELBOURKNE, Thursday, 8 p.m. The Speaker did not issue the war rant for the arrest of Mr. M'Kean till three o'clock this afternoon. Subse quently he was arrested, and is now in custody. In the Assembly, the Bills to legalise a Bank-note Tax, and in creased Legacy Duties, have been read a first time. Sir James M'Culloch is now explaniilg the intentions of the Government with respect to the other taxes proposed.
ANOTHER SCENE. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
1AQNOTHJER J ',St'EN?. ---.-4-- On Thursday nig ?tlhe Government sowed the wind, and on Tuesday night they reaped thewhirlwind. Like all menconsciousof their superior strength, when the odds are on their side, the Government waxed most valiant on Thursday night, when tiey had a majority of over twenty against about five of the Opposition. Mr. M'Kean then incau tiously said, "We will have no more of this favorism," and Sir James M'COlloch moved at once that the words be taken down. They were taken down, reported to the House, and Mr. M'Kean (after an angry scene) was ordered to attend in his place, the Government thrusting on the Speaker the unpleasant duty of censuring him. The hen. member for North Gippsland was not to be found, lie having been ordered to leave the House by the Speaker. It was then suggested that the Government should let the matter drop, but Sir James M'Culloech vowed that he would teach the hen. member a lesson, and to show how much he was in earnest had the moti...
V.R.C. AUTUMN MEETING. THURSDAY, MARCH 9. (AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS TELEGRAMS.) [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
V.R.C. AUTUJIN MfZBTINf. THURSDAY, MARCH 9. (AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS TELEGRA3MS.) There Was a good attendance at the races to-day, the weather being very fine. His Excellency the Governor was present. The following are the reslts : SELLING 1MAIDEN STAKES, ,£160. Conner's Leon .. ... 1 Tait's Gillie Callum .. ... 2 Cox's'The King .... 3 Leon woni easily by a length and a half. Time, 2 min. 47 see. SIRES' PRODUCE STAKES. - Chirnside's Newminster ... 1 Fisher's Chrysolite colt ... ... 2 Wilson's Briseis ... ... ... 3 Newminster won'easily on the post. Time, Imin. 19see. GRAND STAND STAKES. Wilson's Rapid Bay ... . .. 1 Gardiner's Bullion ... 2 This was a W ell-contested race, and Rapid Bay showed a fine turni of speed. Time, 2min. 14scc. AUSTRALIAN CUP, sweepistakes of 20 sovs each, with 300 added. Two miles and a quarter. Jellett'sRichmond 3 yrs; 7st 13b 1. Poswer's Feu d'Artifice, 4 yrs,.6sft 111b ... . Cox's Imperial, 6 yrs, Sst 31b ... .t Twelve horses started, and a splendid r...
COLAC RACE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
COLAC 1RACE CLUB, The following are the weights for the three handicap events to be contested at the Colae Annual Races on Wednesday, March 29th : COLAC HANDICAP. st. lb. Mr. H. Gallagher's Finnigan, aged ... 8 7 Mr. J. Davey's br g Daybreak, aged... 8 2 Mr. J. Tilley's br g Jack Sprat, aged 7 13 Mr. R. Howie's b h Dred, 4 years ... 7 9 Mr. J. M'Guiness's b m Firstlight ... 7 7 Mr. H. Gallagher's ch g Telegraph, aged ... ... ... .. 7 3 Mr. F. 0. Robertson's b m Miss Alfred 5 years ... ... .... ... 7 3 Mr. J. Cameron's b h Little Whiffler 3 years ... . ... ... 6 11 Mr. J. M'Guiness'sbgPostman, 3years 6 11 Mr. Darcy's br f Granuna, 3 years ... 6 8 Mr. Darcy's Lady Jean, aged... . 6 0 HURDLE RACE. st. lb. Mr. I. Howie's br gGrasshopper aged 11 4 Mr. . Gallagher'schgTelegraph, aged 11 0 Mr. J. E. St. Quinten's b g Dwarnoon, 5 ycars ... . ... 10 9 Mr. Archer's Mistake, late Orlando, aged ... 10 7 Mr. J. Cameron's Flenr-de-lis ... 10 4 Mr. M'Kenzie's b g Panic, aged ... 10 4 Mr. H. M. Hea...
PARLIAMENT. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. Tuesday, 6th March. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
PA IRLI A nIE NT. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. Tuesday, 6th March. The business transacted in the Assembly was merely nominal. lion. members seemed impatier' ,faud irritable throughout, and upon few occasions were the demoralising effects of the system pursued by the present Govern ment in conlucting the affairs of the House more preceptibie. Indeed at times the pro ceedings partook greatly of the faricial, and appeared to afford infinite anusement to the occupants of the dLlleries. The House, apart from incidental scenes and discussions, was occcupied during the sitting in consider ing the resolutions as reported from the Com mittcce of Supply. The various points raised upon these engaged the attention of members until half-past eleven o'clock, when the House adjourned. IMR. M'KE.AN'S CASE. Mr. Berry said that before the House pro ceeded to the next order of the day (that having reference to Mr. M'Keanl), he wished to make a few remarks. He had been in hopes that the Premier would have ma...
FEARFUL TRAGEDY AT CHAMPION BAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 10 March 1876
FEARFUIP L TJ'AGEDY AT CllAIf PIONY BAY. fMr. Kenneth Brown, the head of one of the most important families in the country, has shot his wife. A few years ago Mr. Brown, then a flourishing settler, went over to Melbourne with a horse called Victorian -a great local celebrity--in the hope of his winning the Chanmpion Cup. This led to his stopping in Victoria, where he met with and married the unfortunate lady who has just fallen by his hand. During the day of the fatal occurrence Mr. Brown had a quarrel with the deceased, and threatened to blow up the house with a flask of powder which he had in his hand. This was taken away from him by a man named Simpson, who was removing some furniture. He then armed himself with a double-barrelled gun. This also Simpson took from him and locked it up, giving the key to Mrs. Brown. Simpson then left, whent another quarrel seems to have occurred, and the unhappy man, again possessing himself of the gun, followed the deceased into the kitchen, and f...