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The Border Watch, Published every Friday morning. FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 1862. THE MOUNT GAMBIER LITERARY INSTITUTE. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 8 August 1862
®lt* IjMto Watdt, TuWislied every Friday morning. FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 1862. THE MOUNT GAMBIER LITERARY INSTITUTE. Tiie opening Lecture of tho Mount Gambler Literary Institute was delivered in tho National Sehool-house on Tuesday evening last. Up to that evening the weather had been exceedingly unpropi tious; the roads were in their very worst condition; and the elements seemed com bined'to obstruct the first imporfe^F step towards the promotion of useful know ledge amongst the people of Mount Gambier. By an oversight, the lecture had not been properly advertised, and some even of our leading residents were rather startled, on the afternoon of Tues day! on being reminded that the opening lecture was to bo delivered that evening. Nevertheless, there was an excellent attendance; and the plaudits with which the reverend lecturer was greeted evinced? on the part of the auditory, a hearty relish for those " Recreations of Litera ture" which are elevating, expansive, and pure. J. C. Lyon, Es...
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS. The following unclaimed letters are now lying at the Post-office, Mount Gambier:—August 6th, 1862. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 8 August 1862
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS. The following unclaimed letters are now lying at the Post-office, Mount Gambier : August 6th, 1862. Anderson and-Wat-Jenzen, J. Jack, German son Acroyd, Wm. Abbott, D. B. Burbidge, John Bloomer, Pat, Currel, E. Kortze, Mr. Kloros, J. Lubke, C. Lane, J. C. Leet, Mrs. Cunningham, John Lambert, Rob. Durbidge, Levi. Molton, B. Dover, Wm. Farrell, Ellen Finnemore Goldsworthy &nbsp; &nbsp; Gebhart, Wm. Gotthelf. M. Goedecke, Wm, Gooch, R. Garie, Jas., junr. Gemske, Mr. Holman, J. Harful, J. Healy, Jn. Hayes, Michael Habner, Christian Hyde, Mary Holt, Jn. &nbsp; McDermott McIntosh, Chas Milligan, Jn. O'Shaughnessy, W B. O'Neal, Joannah . Prescott, Ed. Power, Jn Riley Smith, Miss V Schenkle, Jn. Sutherland, Alex. Seebohm Smith, Duncan Short, J. E. Taylor, Richd. Yell, James
LOCAL COURT. August 5th, 1862. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 8 August 1862
LOCAL COURT. August 6th, 1862. Before G. B. Scott, Esq., S.M., J. Riddock, Esq., J.P., and T. P. Scott, Esq., J.P. Ebenezer Bonham was charged with assaulting a boy in his employ, named John Marshall. Fined 5s, and costs, agreement cancelled, and balance of wages £18 11s 7d to be paid im- mediately. &nbsp;
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
GENERAL NEWS. TEEE SELECTION AND A MANIA FOR CHOICE LOTS.-The natural result of freo selection at a fixed price is a land buj'ing mania, and we are not ct all surprised at the reports that large land eoinpanies are in the course of formation. The Age reported that Mr. Henry Mil ler was at the head of one company, and Mr. Hugh Glass of another. Mr. Glass has declared by a letter in the newspa pers that the report, as regarded himself, is false. The Age is now a very doubt ful authority on any subject, and the re port in reference to Mr. Miller may be equally false ; but, as we have said, it is almost certain that a land buying mania will arise. It also appears that applica tions are made to Mr. Duffy ^to modify the express provisions of the Act, and to twist its meaning to suit particular ob jects ; and it is certain that the consis tency and honesty of Mr. Duffy and the Ministry will be tested in a hundred dif ferent ways. It will be Been whether the Act is a sham, and whether it is...
THE TIMBER TRADE OF VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
-% THE TIMBER TRADE OF VICTORIA. ?>; In. an interesting account of the timber , trade of Victoria, which appeared in the Age, it is stated that there are no less than eight saw mills established in the various gulliea on the northern and sou thern Hopes of Mount Macedon, which afford employment for about 200 men. The weekly supply sent to Melbourne, by rail, averages 75,000 to 80,000 super ficial feet; the weekly imports from Tas mania being about 100,000 feet. In ad dition, about 10,000 posts and rails, with large quantities of firewood, are for warded by the same means. The railway charge per ton of 600 superficial feet is 10s., the cost of freight from Van Die men's Land being £1. As the timber is generally of good quality, it is anticipated that, with proper facilities on the part of the railway authorities, Tasmanian tim ber might be entirely dispensed with. The railway authorities will, uo doubt, discover, ere long, the impolicy of a high tariff of charges on the conveyance...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. [To THE EDITOR.] [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. £To TIIE EDITOB.] Sir,-We are favoured with freedom in every aspect of our social and political existence, and our laws are on the whole framed for our comfort and happiness. Under these salutary influences we as a community are growing daily in pros perity and intelligence: and are rapidly achieving. importance and acknowledged respectability. The advent of your news paper, Sir, was justly regarded as a tribute to the advance we had ' made ; and since then your quota contributed to the general fund of intelligence and good-will, has assisted the harmony and good feeling which it was desirable to promote. So long as your labours were confined to the legitimate channels just indicated, your conduct was applauded ; judge thei surprise of your friends, then, when they found you capriciously throwing from you the support you had gained, and insanely and wantonly insulting the whole commu nity by the publication of a whole tirade of drivelling nonsense under the ...
PENOLA. (From our own Correspondent.) August 13th. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
PENOLA. our own Correspondent.) August 13th. The weather is still very-had; hut yet the roads are more passable, here than they are on the Victorian side. The passage across the Wannon is again stopped, and the Gl-lenelg at Casterton only to be crossed by swimming. The Victoria Mail Coach did not arrive last night, our new driver Master Johnny being compelled to leave it 'tother side of Quigley's, as it would have been fool hardiness to attempt crossing the Wannon as he certainly would have done had^the thing been possible. The half-yearly meeting of Court Benevolence, A.O.T1,, No. 8811, took place on Saturday last. There was a full attendance of members, and the following officers were elected for the ensuing six months. Bro. Laing, C.R., Drake, S.C.R.. Plunket, S.W., Messenger, T. McDonald, S.B., Vm. McDonald, J.B., P.C.R. Hester, Treasurer; Bro. Simpson was re-elected as Secretary, and S.C.3J. Drake was appointed in place of the re tiring , officer. A vote of thanks was unanimous...
LOCAL COURTS OF INSOLVENCY. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
LOCAL COURTS OF IN SOLVENCY. There is perhaps 110 part of Australia whero the want of a Local Court of In solvency is so severely felt as on Mount G-ambier. The folio-wing remarks of the Hamilton " Spectator " are therefore as applicable here as in Victoria. Our con temporary "says that the want of. local Courts of Insolvency is felt daily in every up-country town in the colony, but it is only occasionally that'the^brief reports of the Melbourne Insolvent Court, which appears in the town papers, ]show; to the public how urgent this want is, and how much fraud and commercial immorality the present system engenders. It is too generally the case that when once a country trader has filed his schedule a complete finish is* put^to everything in connection with his affairs. The assets, often estimated in the schedule at several hundred pounds, arc never realised, and go, no one knows how. The creditors, in nine cases out of ten, never even prove their debts. The different meetings in the e...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
THE ENTIIIE IIOBSE GLENCOE.-The improvement of the breed of thorough bred horses in this district is of very great importance: and we are glad to see that some attention is now being paid to it. An advertisement will inform our readers that the entire horse Glencoe stands this; season at Glencoe on application to the owner* TM POUNDED - at tho Public Pound, Springs, by Mr Tilley, Avenue Brown and white heifer, H off ribs, 2 off rump Strawberry heifer, no brand Blue and White cow, IK off ncck Red and white heifer, HH off rump Black bullock, illegible brand near thigh By Mr Renfray Yellow cow like 6 near rump Strawberry heifer like WJ oft shoulder JAMES STEIN, Poundkecper. ¥ M POUNDED at the 'Public Pound, Sec *? tion 309, Hundred of Gambier, One yellow cow, piece of rope round horns, branded E off rump One red cow, white br.ck, like f J off ribs, in describable brand off rump One strawberry steer, both ears marked, radd scribable brand near rump. If not claimed will be so'd to pay ex...
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTEES. The following unclaimed letters are now lying at the Past-office, Mount Uambier: August 13 th, 1862. Anderson and Wat-Krelle, Wilhelm son Koop, Peter Abbott, D. B. King, Thos Brierly, Thos. Little, Thos Boers, T. C. Lambert, Bob. Burns, J. Lubke, C. Brown, painter MeCrostie Boothey, John Morrison, Adam Collins, Geo. McLean, Alex Cook, Chas. Maas, Bud Cunningham, John Naylor, Mrs Durbidge, Levi O'Shanassy Ewers, Alfred O'JNTeal, Joannali Finnemore Pendlebury, T: Falcon, Mr Parker, Catherine Freeman, Thos. Bobertson, Alex Fisher, John Kiedel, Julius Gould, T. Schenkle, Jn. Gotthelf, M. Smith, Wm Galdecke, Wm, Spowers, James Holman, J. Smith, James Hartzen Smith, Donald Hellyer, E. J. Mrs.Sandiford, John Healy, Mr. Sutton, Sohn, senr Height, Josh. Steele, Alex. Henessy, Patk. Yause, Thos. Hogan, M., Farmer "Wilson, William Jones, Jessy Whitehouse, Jn. Ingram Williams, Thos
The Border Watch, Published every Friday morning. FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1862 THE BRITISH COLONIES. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
Published every Friday morning. V III DAY, AUGUST 15, 1862 THE BRITISH COLONIES. IT is instructive to notice the marvellous change of opinion that has lately come over the British public respecting the de pendencies of the British crown. For merly it was a received and settled opinion that colonies were a source of wealth and power to a nation: and in the frequent: wars waged with Holland and France, the British belligerents made it their chief object to possess themselves of the colonies of their enemies, as a means of weakening these enemies, and strengthening themselves. And no doubt, under the old system of colonising, colonies were a source of wealth and strength. Some of them were made asylums to that unhappy class of man kind " who leave their country for their country's good." All of them afforded a certain field for the most energetic and enterprising of the home country's, sur plus population. Most of them offered a sure market for home manufactures, and gave in return the...
THE DINNER. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
THE DINNEK. After the judges Had finished their work, . about ONE HUNDRED gentlemen sat down to dinner at the Border Hotel. E. Willis, Esq, .was called to thp chair, and F. P, Ilines, Esq, to. the vice-chair. Alter . the cloth was removed, the worthy chairman relieved the anxiety of the competitors by de claring who were successful. After this busi ness was disposed o£ the chairman called at tention to the first toast with the usual pre face-charge your glasses. He then proposed . the health of Her Most Gracious Majesty, the Queen, stating that in.consequence of the se- , vere bereavement she had suffered so lately, he wished it to be drank in silence. The Prince of Wales and the Royal Family. The Army and Navy. . P. McLeod, Esq., returned thanks. Samuel Wilson, Jr'eq, M.L.A., President of the Association, whose absence on this occa sion was much lamented by all present. The toast was responded to with much enthusiasm and with the usual honors. F. P. Ilines, esq, returned thanks on,...
ARRIVAL OF THE ENGLISH MAIL. [By ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] (From our own Correspondent.) NEWS TO JULY 3. Adelaide, August 14th. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
ARRIVAL ,OF THE ENGLISH MAIL. [by ELECTBIO TELEGRAPH.]' (From our own Correspondent.) NEWS TO JULY 3. Adelaide, August 14th. ? The English mail arrived at the Heads yesterday, with news via Alexandria to July. 3rd. T James and Hurtle and Miss Fisher have returned. The Princess Alice was married on the 1st July. Russia has recognised Italy. , Lord Canning and Thomas Wakley, Coroner for Middlesex, are dead. The Confederates have had several successes; extra .-troops have been sent from New York to assist the Northern army. Great alarm prevails among the people of the North. A dreadful struggle is anticipated under the walls of Richmond, the Southern capital; hut the Confederates are quar relling among themselves. Lord Canning was buried in West minster Abbey. The French army in Rome has been reduced one-half. The Prince of Wales has returned from the East. A motion for the adoption of the Ballot has been carried in the House of Com mons by a majority of 33. . The distress in the manuf...
GUICHEN BAY. Robe, 9th August, 1862. (From a Correspondent.) [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
GUICHEN BAY. Robe, 9th August, 1862. (From a Correspondent.) I notice the Penola correspondent ol the Portland G-uardiun remarking upon the Rev. Mark Dixoh having to leave thai, locality, said " so much for the ministerial squabble." The last of it was not seen in Penola, however, it was seen here last Sabbath day, when Mi*. Dixon, being detained through stress of weather, the Rev. J. Sheldon in the most graceful manner gave up his pulpit morning and evening to Mr. Dixon, who officiated on both occasions, thus showing that if any difference ever actually existed between them as ministers, they showed much good sense in mutually forgetting and forgiving it. It would really appear that the misunderstanding was not of their doing nor seeking, and others must be responsible for it and its consequences. It would seem that the people of that district neither wanted the one nor the other. It is a grave question and one well worthy of consideration, how minis ters in country districts are t...
POLICE COURT. Tuesday, August 12th. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
POLICE COURT. Tuesday, August I2th. Before J. C. Lyon, Esq., S.M.; J. Umpher ston, Esq.-, J.P., and Dr. Wehl, J.P. In the case of Morissy v. Smith, a distress warrant was ordered to be issued by Saturday. : Mr. Burton was engaged in the case. Robert Unwin v. Lawrence Egan: for work and labour done, amount £23 I8s. 6d. Robert Unwin sworn. It was disputed whether his evidence could be received under the Masters' and Servants' Act, or as a sim ple matter of contract. The Bench stated that there was a special clause in the Act, to meet such a case as the one before it. Mr. Laurence. Egan stated that Robert Unwin had left his employment without finishing his contract. Robert Unwin sworn: He had agreed with Laurence Egan to split posts and rails for him. There were to be 1850 posts, and 1040 rails. He had also agreed to erect a stable for Egan, 30 feet long by 15 feet wide. There was a dispute about the price, which was to be L8 or L9. Money had been paid on account, but no fault had been...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. AGRICULTUEAI. SOCIETY.--From an advertisement which appears in another column it will be seen thaa a meeting of the Committee of'the Mount Gambier Agricultural, Pastoral, and Horticultural Society .mil be held at the Farmers' Inn on "Wednesday evening next, 20th inst., at 7 p.m. TOTAL ABSTINENCE' SOCIETY.-The sixth annual meeting of members of this Society was held in the National School room on Monday evening last. The attendance was not large, but consider able interest was manifested in the pro ceedings. Mr. Gr. Pannell was voted to the chair, and after explaining the object of the meeting, read the Report for the past year. The report showed that the Society was far from being in a flourish ing condition. This was attributed, partly to the depression of the times, but chiefly to the apatliy evinced in the cause by the members themselves: and the report closed with an earnest appeal to the members and others, who had experi enced the benefits of such Societies...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
"IS^ANTEDj an active, intelligent Youth " for the Printing Business. Apply at the Office of this Paper. nPlIE BORDER WATCH is published every Friday morning at Ten o'clock. \ SUBSCRIPTION ; For the quarter, paid in odvancc 450 0 0 Do. if booked .... .0 7 0 Terms of Advertising: First Eight Lines, or inch of space... 0 3 Each additional inch ... 0 1 T Advertisements under 8 lines ... 0 8 0 ! Discount on advertisements ordered for three months. 25 percent. Ditto for six months HO per eeni. Shipping advertisements, each ...0 4 Q'~ | Advertisements for Business Direc tory, per annum ... 1 0 0 It is requested that advertise ments, to secvr' their insertion, be sent in as early as possible and at the latest not later than five o'clock o Thursday evening. Orders for the alteratio11^ or withdrawal of advertisements must be i* writing and sent in not later than two o'clock on the Monday preceeding the day of publication. Advertisements must be accompanied by spe cific instructions as to the ...
APSLEY SHOW. [Newspaper Article] — Border Watch — 15 August 1862
APSLEY SHOW. The first show of the Border Pastoral Society came off on Wednesday, 6th August at Apsley. It was a most successful inaugu ration of the Society's existence, there being a most creditable show of stock, and a large attendance of those interested in the improve ment of the various kinds of animals. No such meeting of squatters ever took place in the district-not even the famed Border races ever drew together such a crowd. The following prizes were awarded: HORSES. CLASS 1. Judges:-George Carmichael. Esq,; Hugh McLeod, Esq, and James Hunter, Esq. 1. For the Best Draught Entire Horse above three years old, £5 First prize-Edward Willis, Esq. 2. For the sccond best of this class, L3. Second do,-Messrs. Jn. and N. WeKellar CLASS 2. 1. For the best Mare of the Draught breed, above three years old, L5. John Robertson, Esq., first prize. CLASS 3. , 1. For the Best Colonial-bred Entire Horse of the Draught breed, above three years old, L4. Alex. McLeod, Esq., first prize 2. For t...