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The Kerang Times AND SWAN HILL GAZETTE. PUBLISHED WEEKLY. KERANG, AUGUST 30, 1878. THE REFORM BILL. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
AND Swas HILL, GAZETTE. PUBLISKED WEEKLT. KERANG, AUGUST 3o, x878. THE REFOR\I BILL. DURISO the past week the Reform Bill introduced by inisters has been very fully discussed in the Assembly, and its leading principles generally en dorsed, b th by the House andthe country, on the understanding how ever, in many instances, that some important amendments ivill be intto duced in committee. One of these is to extend the plebiscitum, or plebiscite as it is usually termed, to money bills, as well as measures of general policy. Several members who have hitherto given a steady support to the Govern ment are of this opinion, including Mr B. R. Williams, one of the members for the district of Mandurane, who was very clear and explicit on this point. He stated positively that unless such an alteration .or amendment were ef fected in committee, he would vote against the third reading of the Bill He adduced some strong arguments in favor of his views, and pointed out that without such a check, a...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
The hearing of the Attorney-Qenoeral presentment against Messrs Stevenson, Cock, Bell, S'Namara and Withey, for conspiracy to defraud thc.Customns, was brought to a close in the Supreme Courn Melbourne on Thursday week. Afterlengthy speeches from counsel for defence, no wit nesses being called, Mr Justice Molesworo summed up strongly against the defendants Stevenson, Cock and Withey, and his Honor laid great stress on the circumstance that at the last moment Stevenson had offered no explanation of what had become of the missing cases. The jury, after being locked up six hours, were unable to agree, and at ten o'clock at night were discharged. The defendants, Stevenson, Bell, Cock and Withey entered into their recognisancesto come up for trial on a future occasion, and then left the court. The final meeting of the Pearce testimo nial fund committee and subscribera, took place at the Town Hall, Melbourne, yester day afternoon.' The Mayor occupied the chair; and in a few appropriate re...
THE TREASURY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE KERANG TIMES. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
TlE TILEASUIRY. 9'o TIl Eorron orP-Ta i K?RnaaO 'lixIPs. Sli,--Having rviited .lour village a.fsw times,and very recently having a little moneuy to paiy it the sno called treasury, I enquied for this noblh huilding. and to "my surprise as sho,wn :t smil wo.ide|cn "c.ittge at the edge of tl.?ist?amlp. I.pr' cl dtli'tlhrT., and on arriving knock:d, and siked it thi's wa the treasury., .y iinformant said, Yesr., sir, tin that ro ,m'!" I anain "knockd at Ihe r, on but noiie was there On fitlher inquiries I was itifo?r:ned that the treasciurr "ws the Clerk ,f Petty Sessio~s. that it was court d y. antI wag attendingr court I tvtiit.d for .two or three holurs until ciirt wai over, and saw the treasurer and'hi. clerk. I enqulrc d if bltth were engaged'at. the Petty te;sioans, but found they were not. Went with theum to the treasury "" which turne I o'tt to be a -room- 12 x 10 or wihin it few inches of it with roof within ia font or two of your hbiad." In thits box there is only rooti i, -f...
A CORRECTION. TO THE EDITOR OF THE KE[?]A[?]G [?]IMES. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
A CJRiECTION.. TO TO. JEDIToim'iOF TOE KIt A"G I MF.a Sic.-Wouhl 3ou kindly atllow Im a small space in your valuab:l palp.r. to -corrnct an error which crept int, your r.p ,pt of.tlhe lat Pyramid Hlill Ploughing Match, viz.,.tlo first prize in class D wasawardIed to F. 1Mllanunis, anl not T. Mc\lanus as stated by your cor-. respondent; also the plough iused by me on. that occassion wa-s one by Alitch -1 and Os borne, Snandhu:st. .Hoping you will find' space in your next is.ue for the above. Yours tru!y, r.. Mc.?A~sis, Pyramnid Hill. August, 27th,1878.
CORRESPONDENCE. A FLOUR MILL FOR KERANG. TO THE EDITOR OF THE KERANG TIMES. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
CORRESPONDENCE. AV LOUR MILL- OR, KfiRAN?G. To Tna EDIToR oe.e Ka~aN Tmhus. Stl.,;Fora considerable time past'it has been heard in Kerang.tliat we are to have a flour mill but it seems easif it'isuallgoing to end in talk. There is no sign of a building for that purpose yet If the gentleman who* intended'to build has given! up his idea, I think the selectors ought to take the' matter up, and agitate for a flour mill on the co operative syvte:n. This would benefit the town i fer more titan if one man was alloirtedto build it, as the profits, instead of g.dinu into one man's pocket, would go all tblougli" the district. A flour mill on the co-operative ?Tystem would benefit the whdle conmmunity. I lhpe anid trust- that some abler pen* than mine will take the subject up, and that ere long it will be carried to a sue-` cessful issue, and not end in smoke like the one at Durham Ox. Yours,' &c., Poogt, eth, 188.s. Augut, 28th, 1878.
CANINE SA[?]CITY. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
CAxsaeSotcTrr.- singularcircumstance (says the Wallaroo.Tj ,s) which show.? the cira'rndiny sagacity 'a smetilme pOo l b dogs, on Wednesday'l ek bist at IMr Tn,? dad's, who reides a.t e Cr?s C Radle. near Moonta, S.A. ?l ittle child, suiut a twelve month old, I in the garden accom panied by an Engli t ereier when the dg suddenly seeing an add r alout to spring .a his comxýniost instatl, leapel at the child and knoicd it dolift ,e r,ptil pasein otr it a. it fell. To att' mand diil the adder was to the faithful ant al but the work of a oent; fortunatl hn?rc'r, it was bit ten inidoing so and did .hordt afternarad. MIr Trinidad also seCts . rely tih v.e on the dog and deeply eta it os, the mori particularly as it la it e in singhat the child.
RAILWAY FROM ST. ARNAUD TO SWAN HILL. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
RAILWAY FROMI ST. ARNAUD TO SWAN HILL. A large meeting of the inhabitants of Guoroc took place at Eagan's Plains lio tel. on Tuesday week, for the purpose of considering the proposed line of railway from St Arnaud to Swan Hill lia Gooroe, Woroonouk, Donald, &e. Councillor Morgan was voted to the chair. .After the chairman had briefly stated the ob jects of the meeting, and expres-ed his opinion that if it could be shown that this was the beot route for the proposed line the ,Ilinistry would grant it. The meetiing was addressed by Mr J. D. Hoiles, and othors. The proposal was s id to be t, run a direct line to Swan Hill vi z Wycheproof, with a deviation to Donald ; and the advantages of the proposed route were stated as follows: let. It will run through a thickly populated district the whole distance a district which is already producing im mense quantities of grain, and hiich will produce more when the facilities of getting it to market are greater. 2nd. No lands will be req...
THE DIAMONDS USED FOR DRILLS. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
Touching the newly invented diamond drill niachime, we learn; from the .?epre senative of Saturday evening, that Mr T. L. Brown, ,the mining surveyor at Castle- I maine, has had the following information supplied to him by the Mining .Department I respecting the diamonds used with the, i drills that are now commanding so much attention amongst the mining, community in this colony.:-`. There.nare two kinds of black diamonds used in pointing drills, and they are known as Carbons and Bort. The former resemble, in shape, small, irregular Spieces of gravel, and in color have much the same appearance as a small piece of brown, dingylooking coal, not quite so bright or black. The latter (the Bort) is areal dia mond,which, from its imperfections,is unfit for jewellery. It is nearly spericalin shape and is not often used of larger size than a pea, and is generally set on the outer edge of the drill, as from its form ii'is not so liable to catch in any seams which may be in the rocks as the i...
OVERNMENT GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
HEANJIf .VT 'G.4ZET71. following information is taken ast week's Gazelle - ad.itijnal post-office has been 1 at Lake Marmal. following persons. have been ap 3trustees for the.Boorf Cemetery: F Leech, J. Waite, J. Taylor, W; le, an"d.A..PZroyes. ,liUatins under-theLand Act not d -J. Leys, 90a,.. Ba Bael.; T. ,., 120a, aelad Badel. kntians for licenses approved : nore, 4-a, lbranmai ; 11. Bhirke, 'uruniberry Norlth; 1'. !1lynes,ad raor of D. Hynes, 3120a, Terrick k E:ast J. Kac;:t, 319;a, Leaghur; ans, 320a, ( lo?'ga ; P. Caririgan, liaruaonk; I. \Iacfadyean, 2,0a, all;; HI. Fox, 90a, Quaimbatook; man, 157a, Marinal; W. Gutst, Loddon; ?Mary Ann Dniack, i7a, sI; C W. 'ovy, 240a, Gredwin.; k 320, Borto ; 'Agnes Wilson, Tragwel; "W. Hlasty,-sen., 320a, a; T. Burrows, 320a, .Loddon; .;shtan. lGa, Castle D)oninngton. ,ications for leases under sec. 20 s~:- W. IKeoun, Colhun, 320a, SWarren, nee Bell, 3litiamo,305a, s-n, I'atnoobamawm. '80s ; W. (, (unhoiwer, 3 7; "G. ihind, lb?mawi:n, 149a;...
FATAL ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
FATAL ACCIDENT'?. 'A fatal accident occurred at" 'Messrs Goldsbrounh and Company's wool store, Bourke street, West Melbourne, on the 22nd inst., to a man named Taylor who was employed by Messrs .John i hitc law and Co., produce merchants, Fitzroy. It appears that deceased, who was engaged in filling a very powerful lift with proven der for the forti oming . Australian Breeders' Association .Sheep Show, to b5 held shortly in the above store, so that it might be conveyed to an upper store, fool; ishly jumped oni to the lift, and not succeed ing in getting properly on was jammed be tween the gate on the lift and the first floor joist being made completely fast between thetwo. The lifts in Messrs Goldsb'rough's have painted notices that no person' is al lowed to' ride on them, and deceased was repeatedly , cautioned, and. only' anil hour prior to the atcident waIs again warned not to attempt riding. ipon them, which le continued to do, and thus met his deathi. Deceased was about twent: ...
THE WHIPSTICK FIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
THE WHIlPSTIC K.FIGHT. ,In speaking ,of the late fight at ,b Whipstick,the,. Spectator ; states, that 3le WVebster, the Police Magistrate at Sandr hurst, deserves the thanks of the mora and respectable portion of the communityl : for fining several men who had engaged, in a pugilistic encounter there, although they attempted to arrange the matter out of court. Combatants, having quarrelled in a public-house, resolved to settle their differences in cold blood, and appointed the following Sunday for the brutal battle. The father of one of them acted as his second, and picked up his. son more than once when he had been knocked down. The whole affair, from inception to end, was shameful and disgusting, and as the magistrate considered the parent as the more flagrant .offender, he was ordered to be imprisoned three weeks in default of paying a penalty of ,3.. As Mr Web ster is evidently resolved to suppress a de grading and barbarous practice, it is not likely to beindulged in againinhis...
NEWS AND NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
N EWS AND NOTES. iWe learn that the railway right through from Sydney to WVagga wil be opened on Tuesday. Of the bowling of the Aistjalian Eleven the Daily £Yews (London) speaks in the following terms:-" It was suggested by one or two critics that the colonists had some new ' system' in their bowling, but it is too late to hope to invent anything of that sort. No new trick, but a thorough mastery of all the old movesof the bowler, make Messrs Boyle and Spofforth so hard to play. ;They have the accuracy and as tuteness of professionals, with the freshness and ' devil ' of the amateur who has not overpractised, whose performances are not those of a mere machine. Straightless, judgment of length, and great variety of pace are their open secret. The victory therefore of the English gentlemen against theseantagonists is more creditable." The island of Tenedos, the probable ces sion of which to England is rumored, is si tuated fifteen miles from the mouth of the Dardanelles. It is about s...
OUTRAGE AT BADOO ISLAND. SYDNEY, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
OUTRAGE AT B.]JDO0 ISL:ND. SyhD.vis Y, Friday. The s.s. William M~'Kinnon brings fur their particulars of the outrage at Badoo Island, Port Darwin. It appears thatof °G aboriginals engaged as divers, nine with their lubras went ashore in a boat belone ing to the schooner Jim, Captain Cadell, at Badoo or M3ulgrave Island, with the in tention of getting a fresh supply of water. Suddenly the aboriginals turned upon young Plrice, of Melbourne, who was in charge, and brutally murdered him, to gether with a Chinamnon and Manilla man, and a Kanalca. They then made off with the boat, but no trace of their whereabouts can be found, althenurrh it is thought ther have made for Port Eesington, from ?whenc they came.. The murder was a preconcert ed affair. -Argus.
GOORNONG RAILWAY DEPUTATION. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
GOORNONG RAILWAY DEPUT:. . TION. - On the.21st, a deputation in favor of the Goornong and Kerang railway waited on the 2dinister of Railways, in Melbourne. The proposed line would branch off from the Murray River line at Goornong, and pass through Egerton, Kamarooka, Milloo, 31itiamo, Terrickl Terrick, and Mount Hope to Kerang. The deputation,whichseas introduced by the heon. J. J. Casey, M.L.A., accompanied by the hen. F. Robertson, M.L.C., and Messrs II. R. Williams and Thompson Moore, Ms.L.A., consisted of Messrs Nicholson and O'Keefe, of the Huntlyshire Council, and Messrs Knight and W. II. Williams of Goornong. The deputation having presented a numerously-signed petition in favor of the proposed route, laid before Mr Wood. statistics that bore favorably on the con dition of that part of the country; they also endeavoured to point out that the traffic was of such a nature as to require direct railway communication. The district was one of the most fertile in the colony, and poss...
EUROPEAN TELEGRAMS. LONDON, Aug. 21. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
EUROPJEAN TELEGRAM1S. Ii FR(1 TIHE, ARGUS CORRESPONDENT. . i . .... .. ..... ........... S:Loysnos; Aug. 21. The Mayor of Liverpool entertained -at a banquet tonight Mr, Cross (the Home Secretary), Colonel Stanley (Minister of War), and Viscount Sandon (President ,of the Board of Trade). The company num bered 250, including many Liberal mem bers of Parliament... . The British Government has resolved to. prevent a Russian alliance with Afghanis tan, even at - the cost of seizing Candabar, and possibly Herat, for strategical purposes. The Government will unofficially sup port 'the exploring of the railway routes in Asia Minor, but declines a guarantee. PARIs, Aug.--21 A large Republican majority has been gained in the elections to the French Coun cils-General, assuring the Republicans of victory at the Senatorial elections in January. Loxnox. Aug. 21. The steamship Cuzco, which left Ade laide on 22nd .'uly, overtook the mail at Suez. [The mail steamer from Australia was the Assam, whi...
PARLIAMENT. WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21st. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
PARLIAhMENT. ,WVEDXNEDAY Atl S r 21St. In the Council the second reading of the South larra to Oakleigh Railway Bill was moved by Mr Outhbert, who briefly ex plained its provisions. After some discus sion the bill was read a second time, com rmitted, and reported to the House without any amendments, and was afterwards passed through all its stages, and after the Instru ments and Securities Statute 1866 Expla nation Bill had been passed through all its stages, the IIouse adjourned until the following Tuesday. In the Assembly, according to a promise made to the House the previous day, MIr Patterson produced the. 'contiact for the erection of new Law Courts, signed by Joseph Jones and Ir Wardell, on tihe one part, and M3essrs,f Pearson and Downing, the contractors,- on April the 19th, 1876, to prove that the matter was a piece of juggling on the part of the Cabinet of tihe day. The heon. member then moved for tihe appointment . of a select committee to inquire into the matter, to have ...
STOCK REPORTS. Sandhurst, 27th August. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
STOCK REPORTS. Sandhurst, 27th August. Messrs J. Shadbolt and Co. reports :-Fat Cattle.-571 head yarded and 121 stores. A fair proportion good to prime quality. The sales openedat last week's prices, but towards the close pricees were slightly lower. Our sales were for Messrs Armstrong, Ladson. M'Mullin, and Buckland, steers to £7 2s lid, cows to £4 I5s. Fat Calves.---82 penned, which number was in excess of the demand, and prices were lower than last- week on all descriptions, in ferior being extremely difficult to quit. Our sales were for Messrs Buckland and ,3'~IM llin, 21 head to 2 17s. ,Fat Sheep.--557 penned. A large proportion good to prime quality. The market.was dull throughout, and sales difieult to effeetata slight reductioon n late rates. Quo tations are-Beat wetliers 11s to 14s, others from ?r?, ewes (s to 13s. We sold for Mesrs Brasier, Itoulistan, Hardiman,Saiche, and Bell, 10G,we thers to l`s, owes Ss. FatLambs.-516i penned. All best quality sold readily at late rate...
ENGLISH AIL. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
ENeGusr AIL.-The outgoing mail will close at the local post-office on Sun-I day next, at 6 p.m. PIAN?OFORTE TUNIv?.-It will be seen by advertisement elsewhere that Mr John J Burgess, pianoforte tuner, Echuca, will visit the Kerang, Terricks, -and Durham Ox districts early next month. Communications addressed'either Ecliuea or Kerang will receive prompt attention. I T.ss MoSQUITO PLAGuE.-The :warm weather during the last few days has. caused a return of these insects. They may be seen almhnost everywhere in mil lions, and especially about swamps: We learn-that cattle and horses are alminst being driven mad with them. The sooner a change comes to carry them off the better. PLx'JRo.-We regret to state that. pleuro is raging amongst the cattle in the Cohuna district. A farmer living there has lost two splendid work ing bullocks, one of whici he was offered £14 for a fortnight ago. Other parties' cattle are also being attacked. Should the malady spread, it will be a serious loss to the f...
STATISTICS ABOUT WRITING. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 30 August 1878
STATISTICS ABO;UT lRITI'rNG. :Tle'Piiiitilu Times says "we must accept the f'dllwiing data on the authority of the compiler, who hais evidently more time than Iusinrt?s in his hands: A rapid penman can wii ethirty words in a minute. :ro do this he must diaw tile pen thrruglh the-spaceof a rod. 161 feet. In to ty:miutes his p-,, tra vels a tutlong. We make on ann average six-. tren curves or turns if -the pens in enal, word. Wiiting thirty wordsin ia minute, we niust make.480 in eacih mioiutii; in an hour 28.8t0 : in a day of only five hours, 141,(40; and in a year of.300 days. 42,20.O00. Tlhe man who made 1,000.050 strokes with 'his pelt inl a mouth was not at all remakablt.n .lany.men. nlewspaper writers, for instance.' make4,000,000. Here in the aggregate. isa' mrak of 3S0 miles long to be traced-on pa- per by such it writer in a year. ,In making. esch letter of the ordinuay alphabet we must nmake f. na three to seven tlrls of the pen.or an uivera.e of three and a-hall. Pcrhapssom...