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TORRES STRAITS MAIL. (AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS TELEGRAMS.) TOWNSVILLE, April 18. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 21 April 1876
TORRES STRAITS JAIL. (AUSTlRAliAAN ASSOCIATED PIrs sciGIsaA'1s.) Towxssvnrir, lpril 18. The Queensland, with tll English mails, arrived at Townsvilloe esterday, two days early. She left ?bng Iong on 25th of March, ShigapGe 3rd of April, and landed 450 Ciinese at Cooktown. Shle has 10,00dpackages of cargo from Hong Kong, 'ingapore and Southern ports. Lord Lytton, the new uGovernor General of India, sailed for Gloutta on 1st tMarch. GeneralSchenek has leftfor VVashing ton, with the view of meting his calumniators. The King of Ashantee paiid another instalment of 500 oz. of gold ou account of the indemnity of Dr. Goldbury at Coomassie. The gold was found to be adultcrated, and live days were given to replace it. An inquiry into the loss of the Strathelydo is being conducted. A sailor staLted that if the boeats 'of that vessel had been lowered several lives would Ihave been saved. The Leeds Amplhitheatre hs booeen entirely destroyedby fire.
COLAC SHIRE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, 19TH APRIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 21 April 1876
COLIC SHIRE COUNCIL. -4---- WVEDNESoAYs 19ri AcaRIL,. Present-Crs. Rlobertson (President), Bceal, Dennis, Coulston, Buchanan, Tilley, and Howe. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and collirmelcd. COnR ErSPOSDENCI. Copies of letters senti since last meeting were road anld conlirmed. Front Government Statist, reminding the Council as to sending statistics. From same, acknowledging receipt of statistics, and also receipt of return of live stock slaughtered in the Colac Shire during the year 1875. From Central Board of Health, forwarding instructions for carrying out the regulations under the new I[ealth Act, for preventincg the spread of scarlet fever and other epi denlcs; also forwarding a copy of tihe nw health Act. Cr. Beal suggested that a few copies of the new Act should he obtained, and each cccccc ber of the Council suppllied with one. Cr. Coulston complained of the manner in which personls recovering fromn scarlet fever were allowed to travel about the country. The (...
DIRTY WORK. (TO THE EDITOR OF THE HERALD.) [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 21 April 1876
DIRTY WORK. (TO TIlF EDITOR OF TIlE TIIERALD.) Sir,--«lien pedestrians come to Colac from Geelong or other placcs they are well treated, but they do not return good treat mentt for it, that is if the statement made by Joseph Bell at the Sports' Commtittec mieet ing oni Wednesday night is correct. Bell jostled young IZancock in a glaring mauner hi the third event for the Friendly Societies' Cup, and when called upon to answer tlhe protest entered by Hiancock against him for doing so, lie said, amongst other things,/ that lie did so in pursuance of au "arranige menit" made between one Michael Hardimian; the trntiner of \lM'Mullen, one of the C'; competitors, and himself. ]Hardiman wazit Hancock jostled and prevented from obt/ ing a place in this eveut, so that f\M'3 mtight obtain five points and thus i, Cup. Happily, this villanous schet.?c and the best maun won, although B s is hard to prevent it. Such conducetý u1on disgraceful, and it eye should bo'ire to this M-r. Hardiman shohul ...
NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, April 20. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 21 April 1876
NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDxEY, April 20. The Assembly sat till eight o'clock this morning, discussiig Mir. Dibbs's motion, with reference to the Bank of New Sounth Wales. There was con siderable talking agaiust time: Eventi ally the motion was withdrawn. April 19. In1 the Philadelphia rifle competition yesterday, several fine scores were made, Gee making 91 out of a possible 100. The selected twelve for the final practice arc-Lynch, Smith, Gee, 1[md docks, Slade, Compiton,, Rice, Sell:I' Strong, Laid, Bushelle and Cooper. The police ;repor the arrival of some of the cleverest housebreakers in Sydney. The prenised of Turner anti Toods, S(o kilg-llach tllu Ianfiactnrs, I[untcer-street, wCere ke.n into on Saturday, and a qoutiti'of Ioneoly aid staimps were takcen. lburglars over looked £250. A womOn named O'hm, over sixty years of ago, conlnittcsuticide to-day tt' Woolloomooloo, bf'y leding herself to death. . Carnue, tihe billil player, has accepted a challenge t qlay in Mel bourne at tle e...
LATEST AUSTRALIAN TELEGRAMS. (AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS TELEGRAMS.) VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, Thursday, 8 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 21 April 1876
LATEST AUSTRALIAN TELEGRAMS. (AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS TELEGRAMS.) VICTORIA. MarELOURNE, Thursday, S p.m. Mr. Adam Wilkinson, in the employ mont of Messrs. Stevenson and Sons, was charged at the City Court this morning with violently resisting and assaulting iMr. Guthrie, Collector of Customs. The case for the prosecution lasted all day, and was adjourned until to-morrow, for the defence. Mr. Guthrie's examination lasted over trwo hours. iMr. Brough Smyth was subjected to a severe cross-examination to-day. 1fHe admitted that the signature, Robert Smith, affixed to a document some years ago, was his. A woman nanmed Mary Grogan at tempted to commit suicide to-day, by hanging, in Collingwood. Owing to an accident to tihe steamer Alhanmbra to-day, her departure to New Zealand was delayed. The water rose in the hold, and damped some of the cargo. The Ringarooma sails from the Bluff for Melbourne to-morrow. Sir James M'Cullock is windbound at Phillip Island. Nothing will be done in Mes...
NEW ZEALAND. WELLINGTON, April 19. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 21 April 1876
NEW ZgALJVD. W1 lrlNrot\April 19. The subject of the proleitionl of the implortationl of cattle wille relegated to a select cosmmittee ncxijession. Tihe Helen, ladcen witk coal front Newcastle, hound for 'apier, was totally wrecked on tlheEast Cape. The crew were saved. / A l];ayer's clerk nalId Maude, fromn Melbourne, has bee? comnmiated for trial on the charge ollabeotting a child, named Rellet, in thelorging of a a signature to the consveyace of land at Woodstock, Victoria.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 25 April 1876
AiiV TiITIFI:1 ISENT.J Fr 'lII' NATIONAL REFORM L "L EAGU l, OF VICTORIA. MANIFESTO. It is a fuiid iiental principle of the IEnli h Constlitttijni that representationi should go wi:il taxiation. It is anl in lie:nabll lig.ht of a lfree people that they should make their own i liws. Ilhe peitile of Ithis COliltl"rv live luinler a COIIlsltutoll whicl, while lessintr them colmparatively free to elect thleirl ow repre 'entatives prla tiaily depriives their representatives of all legislative powe-. The legislative As>embly, which is elected by the whole people, is coitiantlv obstructed by the Legislative Council. which reireseiuts iily a portion iof the comemunity, the:t piortion being the propertied class. Legislative action oc the part of the people halis, there fiore, Iecome a nullity, and self-govern nient a shalli. In every civilized coulltry in the world a land tax is onle of the chlief sources of revenue for the State in :a country like thlis, where the State out of the general...
PRAYER FOR RAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 25 April 1876
PRAYER FOR RAIN. The good folks of Sydney have been much troubled lately about the efflicacy of, and ad visability of, prayer for rain. " The case of those who have their difficulties in praying for rain was eloquently put by ir. Auberon Herbert, a short time ago, ina communication to the Times :-' No greater misfortune,' said Mr. Herbert, 'could befal the human race than that some day it should discover with positive assurance that the successions of phenomena were rendered uncertain by an unseen will. Once ascertain that these per turbations by prayer existed to an appreciable extent, and such a discovery would not only unhinge the industry of the world, would not only make calculation useless and science foolish, but in its moral effect it would bury all activity of thoughtin the gloom of an ab ject religion, it would discourage what there is most manly and generous in the human race, it would change us from a nation of workers into a congregation of monks, audit would involve he...
THE DELEMATER GAS-WELL. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 25 April 1876
TI11l DELEAfATER GAS-IVELL. An American correspondent of Icon, writes as follows of the great gas-well near Millers town, Butler county, Pennsylvannia :-It is wstonderful to see this volcano flame exploding in the air. The pressure is so great that the gas cannot ignite till it gets 20ft. beyond the nozzle. The stream of gas comes up 1,600ft. through a 5in. iron pipe, and is conducted off 200ft. through another tube, where it finds vent. The general pressure of the gas with the valve open is S00lb. to the square inch. We partly closed the valve and the pressure ran up to 1,200; closed it a little more, and the tubing began to tremble and the great ton weight holding it down began to lift. It was only a quick turn of the skilful engineer that savol 1,600ft. of iron tubing, anchored down with several tons weight, from shooting like an arrow into the air. The engineer conducted a half-inch stream of gas into a 12-horse power" steam-engine, sind it ran so fast that the machinery broke. ...
ERNEST GILES'S EXPLORATIONS, 1875. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 25 April 1876
EllRNEST GILES',S' EPLORA TIONS, 1875. Amongst the explorers of Australia the name of Ernest Giles may fairly be included, for he has contributed, by his enthusiastic ardor to the geographical knowledge of the great Australian desert that has remained so long a secret to the majority of persons. The conclusions arrived at by Baron Von Mueller, when engaged, in connection with Mr. Augustus Gregory, in 1855-6, respect ingi the resources of the remote. inland settlements of South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland, have been proved to be correct. Besides which, thanks to the intrepid perseverance of men like Mr. Giles, new and safe routes have been opened up to the unsettled portions of the Australian colonies, which has led to the lucrative settle ment of vast tracts of country, that in time will become more valuable when their re sources have been developed. Beyond the advantage of territorial exploration lead iig to the increment of the public estate and revenue, there is the...
COLAC COUNTY COURT. WEDNESDAY, 17TH MAY. SPECIAL SUMMONSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 25 April 1876
COLA C COUNTY COUIT, WEDNESDAY, 17Tl MAY. SPECIAL SUMM3IONSES. Last (lay for issuing ... April 22nd. Last dlay for serving ... April 25th. ORDINARY SUMMONSES. Last d(lay for issuing ... April 28th. Last (lay for serving ... May 1st. Last day for iling sunmmonses, May 6th; last day for paying money into Court, May 10th. THE HERALD, WITII WICII IS INCORPORATED TInE "COLAC OBSERVER." Pulblished on Tuesday aml l,'riday manornsings. TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 1876.
THE RACE FOR THE LEGER. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 25 April 1876
The Sydney Morning leral! supplies the following account of the race for the Iegcr, on which so much money was lost owing to a careless trooper :-The horses were sent away to what miight he termeda flying start ; for the first half-dozen strides tile colors of New ]-olland showed at the front, the next to him being Clifton, Valentia, and lled wood. Clifton conducted them round the bend, closely followed by the Valetta colt and Saladin, after whom, three lengths arway, ca1eu Richmoniod and V:iletia. The Valetta colt turned into the straight first, and, hugging the rails, lcll Clifton a length past the Stand, Redwood two lengtlls away next ; then, four lengths away, and in the centre of the course, came Saladin, and after him Rlichmond, Valentia, New Holland, andl Robin ilood. The Valetta colt led on past Cutts', with Clifton close at his heels, and Rledwood next, clear of Richmond, Saladin, Valentia, and New Holland, with Robin Hlood still last. They ran in the same order past the se...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 25 April 1876
IT is, perhaps, one of those singular and fortuitous concurrences of circum stances which sometimes so unaccount ably ]happen, and suggest strange in ferences, that the stipendiaryhon. drones should retire to play or sleep, and rest in a recess " after their arduous labors," just as the busy bees of the community are going into the fields to cultivate the earth. Tie most ancient and honorable of industries is now " in session," and ploughing and sowing operations, though completed on some farms, are yet in full swing on others. We believe that we are not far out in stating that considerable difficulty has been ex perienced by farmers ,in this and other districts in former seasons, and espe cially during the present one, in obtain lug pure and clean seed, whether for grain or grasses. The question of the ptrity and quality of the seed, and its suitability to soil and climate, is of as vital importance to the agriculturist as is that of pedigree to the breeders of stock. As in the lat...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 25 April 1876
The mind is the barometer which indicates the condition of the body. Light-hearted ness evidences a vigorous discharge of the variois physical functions. GlooIn and desponldency, when not due to moral causes, r1e symptomatio of bodily irregularitins or weakllness. ])iseases of the ?kidnuys and bladder and dyspepsia, arc notoriously pro ductive of menltal depressio,n. I:etmove the caioses with Udolphn Wolfe's .Schiedlel1m Arom?atic Schuapps, aiud the eff'ect ill zalso disappear. IlOLLOAY's OINTMENT AND P'ILLt. Health's Defences.-None save tile strongest can with impunity pass through the sudden transitions from wet to dry, from colld to muggy weather, always prevalent during the late autumn and early winter llmothsl. In ilucuza, ironchitis, cough, sire throat, dilph theria, or quinsey will attack those most watchful of their healthl; but they can readily arrest any of these complaints by rubbing Holloway's Ointment twice a day uponl the skin adjacent to the affected part, and by assi...
NOTES AND EVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 25 April 1876
NOTES AND B VtNTS. The requisition to Mr. J. H. Connor, to call a public meeting, in accordance with his previous promise, has been numerously signed, and will be forwarded to Mr. Connor by this evening's post. We hope to be able to announce in our next issue that "our member" has determined upon holding a public meeting in Colac. The writer of the lines, "Our Joseph," has neglected to complywith an indispensable condition-the author's name has not been forwarded. We will not, under any circumn stances, publish communications unless the names of the writers are forwarded with them. We are informed, on what we consider very reliable authority, that the Western Stage Company has bought out the coaching business of Sumpter and Co., and the coach which has been run by the latter company between Camperdown and Geelong for some years past will be discontinued after the present week. The WYestern Stage Company will then run a coach every day, instead of on alternate days, as at present. Th...
TO HEAVEN AND BACK. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 25 April 1876
1TO NBA VBV AND BACK; One of those very unusual circumstances was witnessed in this town one lay during the week, and has caused no little amount of conversation and surprise. A lady who had been suffering for some days in bed, and who was expected to breathe her last every moment, was being watched by a number of kind friends and some members of her family. On Tuesday morning she seemed to grow very feeble, and between 7 and 8 o'clock stretched her limbs out to their full extent, and gave a sigh. It was generally thought that she was dead, and the woman who was to lay her out was sent for. In the mean time an attempt was made to take the rings off her fingers, which was done at a request made by herself on a previous occasion. Some trouble was experiened in remavine one of the rings, and the second one couli not be got over the knuckle joint. During all this time there was not the slightest sign of breathing nor pulsation, in fact one of the nurses present, who had many years' expe...
THE NATIONAL REFORM LEAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 25 April 1876
LEA(,GUE. Those thinking andintelligeut electors wlho have been watching the proceedings andl doings of our representatives in Parliament for the last live years, utder payment of ielllilers, are well aware of the views and objects of the National tReform League. But a large inuiibor of voters take little or no interest in political matters, and to these may be attributed the cause of our 1Parlia mentary institution being brought into disgrace, as these electors generally vote for any unprincipled mncl who will do them somie paltry personal favor, or pander to their depraved appetites by swilling themt with drink on the day of election. It is truly lahuentable and distressing for the intelligent electors to see themselves out voted by this class. tBut a warning is now sounding througlout the land, lnd tihese careless and apathetic meni would get their deserts, by bleing deprived of their privileges were it not that a large number of intelligent and deserving Imen would be like suffe...
THE ASSAULT UPON MR. GUTHRIE. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 25 April 1876
THilE A&SSiAULT UPO.N 31R. GUTIIRIT. The investigation of the charge of assault preferred by the Collector of Customs against Adam H. Wilkinson was resumced on Friday morning by a full beclh of magis trates, at the City Court. Mr. O'Loghlen, instructed by Mr. Oureor, appeared for the Crown ; and Mir. Adansmon and Mr. Moles worth for the defendlant. The following magistrates were on the blench, viz., the Mayor (in tile chair), Messrs. Stlrt, Prince, Wilton, Finley, H1. L. King, Cohen, Mark F'oy, Laurens and Keogh. Mr. Adamson, in opening the case for the defendant, said hIe had several meritorious points of law to urge, and he had also a great deal of cvldence to oller with regard to the nature of the occurrence in Flinlders-lane, out of which the charge transpired, which would entirely rebut the evidence given on the preceding day. He perfectly agreed with Mr. O'Loghlen that tle aut under which the present proceeding were insti tuted gave an oflicer of the Government ex trao...
COLAC POLICE COURT. FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1876. (Before Messrs. Dennis and Coulston.) REVISION COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Colac Herald — 25 April 1876
COLAC POLICE COUIRT. FRIDAY, ArIPL 21, 1876. (Before Messrs. Dennis and Coulston. ) IrVISION COUJwr. The Jury Lists for this district were sub mitted and confirmed, there being no objec tions. In the Ondit lists the names of Coun cillors Howe, Tilley, and Buchanan were erased, as they were exemlpt by virtue of their olffice as Shire Councillors. The Supplementary Lists for thie South Western Province were subimitted, and one or two unimportant alterations were made. A similar list for the Electoral District of Polwarth and South Grenville was also con irmeid. Stewart Brothers v. E. Taylor.-Settled. G. Slay maker v. G. 1Howartlh.--No appear T'he Court then adjourned.