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THE FUNERAL OF SIR JOHN O'SHANASSY. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 10 May 1883
THE FUNERiAL OF SIR JOHN O!SHANASSY. ;' The obsequies: of Ithe late Sir John O'Shanassy wore colebrated on Moil day, and:attractecd a lar a concourse of spectators. ..Tho renmainin of the do ceased geotleman anverd coiveyed froin his later rcsidence, Taa, .Bourkoeroad, Hawthorn, at .ten o'clock inthen morn ii g;, and: placed in the nave of St:: Patrick's, Cath?iral, in fronit of the high altar. Th~ coflhi,' which. ,as of oak', withai leaded shelel, ? h ore the imple ilnscription.:-"Sir John O'Shan. assy, died 5th, May, 1883-R.tIP." and was covered'withl flowers and im morteolles. The altar vas, of course, draped in black. :lTehofOflli forthe Dealrd and! .Requiem' High, Mass' were Iceleibrated at oloven o'clock. and someo ,time hebfore thei hour appointed: the church its' filled, every. seat tInilng :ocoFpied, as well a. the stDnding room ,in' the: aisles and the organ gallery: The wl! storn..aisle wlps a.lsit wholly ocoupied with children belonging to the Catholic schoils of 1lellbo...
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
"GENERAL NEWS:. At the Oriminal sittings, Svdney, on TThursday, before Mr Justice Wiidoyer, Henry.'- urdoclh was.. charged with ,manslaughter: at Prospect on. 18th April. TheL prisoner and deceased; wiho wero under. the iulluonce of drink;, quarrelled and, fought. The- deceased" after, the fight :lay down in an out house, and on the next day. died from fracture of the skull, sustained in the ftlghtl The prisoner was foundl guilty, and sentenced to 15 years' imprison mont,,with hard:labor on the roads.. A railway a necident occurreld on the Burrum line, Brisbane, on Wednesday. Froms somu. unexplaiind cause a train ran ol 'the raila.near Iowaird: Station Point, whern men were engaged in ballasting. , Three trucks loaded with ballast were' completely smashed, and: the ongine ,was tlhrown right aoross the line, whire it now lies.. Sixteen Ipersons. were on, the brake van,, but they were uninjured. . A? warning to.larrikiniswho resort to tlis pmrctice of tinkottling was given by 'Messes ...
HINTS ON THE TRAINING OF HEIFERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
.HINTS ON THE TRAINING OF HEIFERS.. A writer in the n'" uonntry Gentle mn". says :-It is an, easy matter to train a' - heifer to 'stand quietly to be> .milked, buit it is eiiier to train them to jump; kicd: and run." The way to tunch them to stanid still is 'to require them always. to do so. If there is nought to hinder a wild heifer from running, and if her fears prompt her to run, in a short time she loses her fear and standls from habit; and habit is one of the moit powerful influences'in this world for either brute or man. If you want to transform a wild heifer into a well-behaved, well-trained cow, you mnust he patient and exhibit no temper. Never strike her. She must first of all get acquainted with you and learn that you will not hurt her. She must learn not to fear you:. In winter, it'is best to nilk in theo tablo, make as little fuss and as few alarming motions as possible; handle her very gently. Be careful not to pinch the teats This is the great source of trouble. A c...
LAST YEAR'S WRECKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
LAST YEAR'S- WRECKS. s. Oie, tliouhind idsovoie hundred and ninety aotuaFasliijiwrecks wore reported throughout the world ]nast year, repro senting an aggregate tonnagoof 631,326 tons. Compared with the previous +yeianthereowis' a'decreaso in thon.numn ber o wrecks;of+249." Off the:coasts of England, Scotland and Ireland 576 vessels went down, of which 445 "gore reported as British owned sailers and steamers, ,the .remaindor including. 40 Norwigian and" Swedislil, 32' Gorman, 16 French, and 8 Danishl.. The total number of British-owned vessels lost in all parts of the - world.-was:945, of which 226 were steamers, 96 steamers were owned in foreign ports. The t"oiuo io' :f'f 'British• -siteamorsi was 163;914 tons, and of foreign steamers 57,037 tons, or a total of 220,951 tons. Through collision 139 vessels sank, and of this total 93 sank off the British coasts:- The number-abandoned.at sea was2 143.. ::.Ten? wordo. 'destroyed by fire. The lives lost amounted to 4,129. Against the pre...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
]EISOELLANEOUlB. "In whidt condition was the Patriachl Job at the end of his life I", askoed a Snudayscehool teacher of a quiet boy. "Dead,"calmly replied: the boy. Boiling hair in a solution of tea will darken it, says an: exchange, but some• folks don't like to have their tea. darkened in that way.. "I understand: your courtshipiwitli. Charley is. at anii.end." .!'Yes,".said she, " Cliarley pressed Ihis suit until it became, threadbare,: and then I giveo him tho'sack.''. "ThouGermans arcfrugal people," says. an American. writer,,after visiting the 3aerlin Opera House.. .Assoon. as.the . opera was ovur, tie man in front, took. wads of cotton' from his, pockct, andt stopped up Ihis ears to save the- music ho had paid for. ' A wssternpaper announces, the ill-' ness of its editor, piously adding : ."All good paying subscribers: are re quested to mention him in their prayrs. The others. need;not, as the prayers of the wicked avail nothing. . A house-painter in the suburbs.was going to ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
Coaches; &c. :?BB and CO.'s COACHES lcave SCRITERION HOTEL. SALE to BAIRNSDALE, 1.45 p.inm. daily (Sunsday excepted), arriving. at lairnedalo at 7.30 p.m.. Fare, 10s. All inforontion, &c., at Cobb and Co.'s Ollice, Criterion Hotel, Sale. ROBERTSON, WAGNER & CO. Sale to Maffra and Newry ROYAL MAIL. A COACH will RUN DAILY between above places, leaving Nowry daily at 9.45 a. m., Iloafra 11.15 a. ., arriving at SSolo at 12.45 p.m, and return tholsamo Sday, leaving Sale onn arrival of train for 3 ?afra and Non'ry. -.. .... .. Passengers and parcels booked at the following placesa:--. . Salo, T. Duggan's. Criterion Hotel; Snaffmr, Wrii. Bannister's Camdoei Hotel; and at Rawlin'snNowry HotoL . All parcels left for. conie)aneo must ,bo iprpaid, otherwise they will not be for woarded. J. FISHER, :, S. :. ' Proprietor; ;,. HEYFIELD TO' 1bLAFFRA. mlBE Convoyn?co betivren ties 'abve .- ,places "will; b.- DISCONTINUED until further'notieo.s Any parcels that can be forward...
MAIL NOTICES. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
MA': IL" NOTICES. Malla olosa at the Msaffra Post-office for the following places as under: For, Salo- Rosedalo, Traralgon, Wal. halla, Toongabbie;. Melbourne, Port Albert, Tarravillo;, &c., at 11 a.m. daily. For: Stratford, Bairnmsdalo, Brothen, Omoo,'Orant, Dargo, etc., daily at 12.30 p.m..... ForUprper Maffra daily at 3 p.m. For Heyfiold, -lonmaggio, Cowwar, and Soaton, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at 3 ,.m. - Briagolong, daily at 2.45 p.m. The Post-office is open for telegrams .at 8.30 a.m. till 8 p.m., closing betweon 1 and ..2 and '0 and 7. Postal busincas from 9 n.m. till 6 p.m. Mails close for. Maffra at the under. mentioned places as under : Sale, at 1.30 p.m. daily. Briagolong, at 10.5 a.n. daily. Nowry, at 90.30a.m. daily. Stratford, at 3.15 p.m. daily. Hoyfield, 8.30 a.m. Tuesdays, Thura. days, and Saturdays.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
Trade Notices. T. B. ABBOTT. CHEMIST, DRUGGIST, DENTIST.' . SAL.. AND: M ABiAFRA, ..' i IN THANKING the public for past favors and soligiting a coutinuance of tile support so liberally accorded hini, bogs to call attention to his SPE cIALITrs, many of which (more parti cularly his Ohlorodyno, Autibilious Pills, anu .Odolitalgino) have commsanded' large sale forthoe lastfourteenorfifteenyears,and proved equal if not superior to all other preparations of the kind, his OHLORODYNE is pronounced by eminent physicians and all who have used it, superior to any similar preparation. It speedily relieves in whrteover organ and whatver cause, pain and produces a feeling of comfort and quietude not obtainable by other remedies, allays irritation of the nervous system, creates a calm refreshing sleep, and there are no bad effects. It acts like a charm in Diarrhao, Dysentry, Colic, Spasms, Palpitatien, and gives almost inmmediato relief in Bronchitis, Asthma, Neuralgia, Hysteria, Whooping and oth...
THE CENTRIFUGAL CREAM SEPARATOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
THE CENTRIFUGAL CRPEALI SEPARATOR. . In an article, Dr Voeleken, in the ' Joiiinal of tho Royal Agrictiltural Society," 'makes' the following reiarks upon the advantage he derived fro~i the use of the centrifugal cream separator : -Of the 3. per cent of butter:fat (in Srdond numbers), 3) per cent were ob? tained 'in the cream, and only" per cent of fat paissed into the skim milk, afording a striking proof of the per fect`manner in which the butter-form jng: constituents are separated:: from milk in passing through Laval'P rotary machine. Had- the milk been- set in pans •skimmed .thoroughly ".in the usual manner, instead of 31 per cent of pure butter-fat, only 2? per cent-would have been obtained frem the new milk; or in other words, by Laval's separator •93 per cent; of the butter-fat was ob tained in the cream, and 7 per, cent onlyleft in'the skim milk'wi lst by the .usual plan ofý skimminlg only 78 per cent of the butter-fat, of . milk passes into the creatn, and 21# per cent rema...
EUROPEAN TELEGRAMS. (AGE.) LONDON, May 10. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
EUR OPEAN~b.TELEGRA M S. (Aas.) r L o- ,.LNowo MaylO0. 'A'numerously attondiedmeeting was iold to:day, with :te object of promot ing the constrLotion f di secdond canal across the 'Isthmta' of Suez; Moot of the largest shipowners in Londonw were present. The ipeakeis?as'dwtail"ffo the' inadequacy of the present canal to meet .the growing requirements of shipowners and others.:A conimitee was appointed at the closoeof tlfe;imeoting to-tak'e'ini mediate steps with, the objoot:-of pro' mating the constirsction of a second Iormia,' 'GalleglierI, Whiteheli dd and the other prisoners; suspected of being concerned in the recent dynamite oxplo. sions in London, .were. again examinedt at the Bow street Police-court to-day. All the prisoners were again- re: mandedl. The Earl of Dufferin had. anaudience with the Sultan on his return· from Egypt. His Maijesty's rec?tion of the British ambassador;, .was,. extremely cordial.. " - " Thie British' Idiian i?"?si-Navi-ga gation, Company's a. Almora ,...
BEECHER'S VIEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
BEECHER'WS VIEWS. Rbv. :enbry: Ward Biee hr's sr 11mo0 or I recent .Sunday was anl ex aminitib'nifof thlie tiitlhodn of ureition. Tliero were a great many. questions. Mr Beeclier said, that peoplo did not dare to think ahout, simply because they cotild not solivethem. : Some per= sons argued for uunhelief in the teach ings of 'the Christianl religioni from the orderof' nature. They reflected on. tlie ordiniary'organisation of the world on the keynote of destrnction.. The principle of destroying was the foun dation of the world. It wsas in the very organic nature of the animal king dom, for example, that one part should live by, destroying the othorpart.. The shark;.the tiger and lion were orga nised ferocities. Pretty poetry was written hbout the graceful: curves of the swallowi in its flight, but. tlio swal. low, was simply hunting for something to. eat, and it killed, thousands of 'in 'soetetwhile tho poets were engaged in writing' pootry;: Tlhe whole' animal reco weoron butliers,...
A BODY SNATCHING ADVENTURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
A BODY :SNATOHINGG AD -VENTURE. e "Yo carnliit tlihatgrav ro'bbiig is now aron anmoiig tl atudoiis of this m converaation 'with a Pious reportor. "I graduatod in this city, you know, and if iyou' like to hioar. i ' I , toll' you, a very amusingindalnturo of a couplo of my, fellow students._ Of.. courasol cannot' mention any namesbliuI ca noassuro you that tho story is strictly true. A ..body anathLingoexpeditlon iii those days ,was .regardedmas albig" blow' out,". but only tlo boldloi and more reckless spirits would tiake p~init: One night oiv coupl: of my olihms etrted for a seitffi.(as they used;:to call a. corpso in the dissaeoting iroom) ,iind:selected'an "out-of town' come. t: ist hlilsoeneo of theiri, operationts It yasoleven oclok wheo they secured the body,. and. as cold and ,.choorlss: a night as y.Ueveri saw., ) They,' wrapped the corpse up' in/. anovorcoat, .and, to avort suspicion;:propped.him:up on tho, seat of thloir;oponwagon, sotthat he looked as if ho wei'boin~dof t...
THINGS A MARRIED MAN CANNOT HELP THINKING. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
STHINOs , ,)AJRIED IT MAN'CANNOT HBLP TIINKINo.-That all the girls' 'used to be in love with him. That all, thb'idrlbwvb :??r66.! :That if heýivore a widower, ho would marry again whe-. ever,,~1o, chose., ,.That all thei othdr fellows are" fools, That ho wouldn't introduce any fellow ho knows to his sister or his daughter. That his wife is p, ljttlejealqus.; That she 'used: to be a pretty girl, That his mother could. imakegqod hbrad;: thathis wife cannot. That ho wouldn't trust most women, That if everI hA 'nhoulil speculate lihe woy hl mahep hisa fortune. That lie wvo~iddenjoy a? ountry life" 'That his girls will novenhe so, silly as to marry. That hli nmother-in-laws may he a fne old lady,, Imut-- . . That smoking never, hut- a~ man'yet. That with a little ejana?Goent, thoservapta would always do' ?oll;. ndi never give warn ing., ?lThats :his I,.shirt.buttonas . are grossly, nrglected, .That hie is going, to smake his fortune some day. That ho desplassold bachedloors.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
Auctions.? 1920 ACRES GOOD GRAZING LAND FOR SALE,.. AM'LEAN & CO., have for private sale on account of L: 0. Smith, as THE BACK CREEKO PADDQK, in Tinamba, containing 1920 acres of good Grazing Land, well grassed and abun dantly watered in all seasons. The pro porty is securely enclosed with post and rail, cattle and sheep proof fences, and is admirably situated, the survey of the pro posed railway to Bairnsdalo passing through it, There is a splendid supply of Red Gum timber on the propertywhich will be extremely valuable for railway sleepers &c., also a comfortable cottage. Early application invited. H AVING Established a Branch of our Business in Melbourne, we are now prepared to hold WEEKLY SALES of Cattle, Sheep, etc. at the Flemington Yards, and to undertake the sale of all kinds of Property, Farm Produce, etc., privately or by puclic auclion. We are also in a position to negotiate Loans on freohold securities at the very lowest rates of interest, and to conduct...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. MAFFRA STOCK REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
" COM?I1ERUIAL IN' LL1GENCE. MAFFRIU STOCK REPORT. SIossrs. It. Guthridgo and Co. report : -There was a large number of cattle for ward. All the principal lots were sold at prices equal to late rates. Store bullocks, sold to L5 2s ; cows, toL3 Is.. MI.ELBOULNB RAN MAR.ET. Messrs. William Adamson and Co. report for the week ending May 0: Grain,-Wheat-The market has lacked animation during the week, and holders have been obliged to make concessions to ensure sales. We quote to-day 6s 2d to 5e '3d for good to prime, market dull. Oats-Since our last report we have done goodbusiness in oats, and have sold up. wards of a thousand bags (farmer lots) at prices ranging from 3s for medium feed to 3a 3d for good stout. We could place a quantity of these at a long figuro. Barley-Malting quhlities firm, with an upward tendency. We quote good to prime malting, Ba 9d to -Ga; feed sorts in demand at 4 sto 4s 3d. Peas are also firm, sales ranging from 3e Gd to 3s Od, according to sample. Maize is no...
THE Maffra Spectator. MONDAY MORNING, MAY 14, 1883. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 14 May 1883
THE MAFFRA SPECTATOR. MONDAY MORNING, MAY 14, 1883. A SUBJECT of great public importance, which has been brought under the notice of Parliament by Mr L. L Smith, and by Mr Albert Harris, one of our local representatives, is the desirabiiity of effecting a reduction in the cost of telegrams, in the postage of inland letters, and in the delivery of newspapers throughout the colony free of cost. The Postal Conference which has been sitting in Sydney call atten tion to a statement which has been made to the effect that the interests of the several colonies are so conficting as to present an insuperable obstacle to a reciprocal arrangement for mainte nance of the sea service, but are of opinion that the difficulties have been over-estimated —that a reduction of postage can be effcted, and that the loss consequent upon such reduction shall be borne in equitable proportions by the colonies concerned. To a con cession to the public demand, which is daily increasing, the Ministry have expres...
"PULLING HARD AGAINST THE STREAM." [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 17 May 1883
'?PULLING HARD AGAINST THE STREAE." A long departed inhabitant of the Snowy River district (says the " Ma nero Mercury"), was afflicted with an incurable partner in life " till death did them part," and everything she did was done by the rule of contrary, and of course as all people know, a house divided against itself must fall. One day affairs at home did not act accord ing to her ideas, and she said to her partner for weal or for woe, "Joe, I shall go and drown myself," and she went. The husband imagining it was only a jest (whilst alas I his wife was in earnest), thought no more of the mat. ter. However, night came on, and no return of the wife being visible, or palpable, Joe began to become anxious for the sharer of his bed and board. At the first break of day, he strolled down to the river bank, which ran close before his habitation. Behold ! There were her bonnet, boots, crino line, &c., deposited on the bank of the river. He immediately made his neighbors acquainted ...
POETRY. "LIFE." [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 17 May 1883
POETRY. Lre, :what is lifoe A : rushing, restless tide Where strong andt shattered barks to gether ride, Whose fitful moods, as far too many know, Rising to fall, and falling but to flow, Till at the flood it rushes swiftly by, And bears us on to fortune or to die; Or drift about, 'mid oceans of distress, To find it all so deep and fathomless. Some Mny that life is like a summer's sky, Cloudless and bright until a storm draws nigh. It seemoth then that happiness is o'er, And turned to chaos what was peace be. fore ; Life is not always dark. Some brightening ray Will chase the string of sorrow's gloom away, And when the hour of tribulation's o'er Will leave us stronger than weowero be. fore. Stronger to face and bear thd brunt of life, Stamp out the evil where 'tis mostly rife, Stronger to take the cross and bear it on To fight the fight of faith, and win the crown; But, failing this, our talents to em ploy, Aimless to live and hopelessly to die, To roam about in blind uncertainty WV...
REPORTED IRREGULARITIES IN A BANK. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 17 May 1883
SO ? .TE'?, IRREGUl RITIES "; .. :IN A..BANK. ' "~notho r bank olliuial, is roportced: as Itbihngl in tioublon.: "j''" 'mJJoomn ' z of d bank nt, Eaglchvwk lia; itiunl derutoold,, beodii "spdniloded i coihnquicoico ' irrc gltritziu iii connectidO ititli his duties. These irregulnritiosiit appeoars, consists ofviblating'tho cofilduence of oustomers }n ipigfuzipop to tlousip p dbpositod ,,by Il?oni • According to vhlp, is ulreadyj linown,,thou niangov i inquostion made tio of thl sol ip din, thlntatoporioih qkixbitoeibiit, undelr theo impression tliat ho:could lin :ble to replace it, but thb c;ontinld' lctivity o"f thol' market caused.: tho.valuo. of tho-surip to, ad vnllOo Mbyoind't hnvanlte at uwliw h it was r;opi:lasahioh,. ,Otherpartioe. ore ooeeriled int the traionict)oHn ; ol "litll 'i invenstor is reportld to have !lodati?.ot.woqti T1700 nl T1800i, and OtheuH aIr alto loveru lours: by tho saite 1''ll'l.-h 1gol ' :'
BRIAGOLONG. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 17 May 1883
BRIAGOLONG.. (ri(ROM A.CoiusEcoomENi.) i ptitionii is boing signed liero to" obtali itilrapliic communication. Let us ho thi'at thiis' tiino W 'slall get:it;:, for it. is a:wonder: lriagolong lhas beonen left so long witlout. Theo oninibuici egino: just on tria:l by thlo Railway Departmolet,: will prove as great acquisition. It willi solvo theih small traflie If.thfisiditiative talon by our new mdiomler;:[r 'Iirris;i: to: realise? penny postagg for lettors, free- tmnsmissiobn of isowspapors, ismprovomient in post cards, anid i:' ctdiletio of telegrams to GdT for: i0: wOrdt, ot; with success, lioe will' lii 'earned' thl overilastling thanilks of the community, for this.is really thel corollary of firo aend secular education. .vor-iii.telligeit leiaiging iii -favoro of oit". itwould i apity to soo llthis workl doe by Dr..: L. LSlith go to,. wastb fOi~r ntof ip lhcky aid' en t' gotic nmotili?h to take l tiinhand.. -