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THE MANSFIELD MURDERS. MANSFIELD, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 5 April 1879
'THEI MANSFIELD MURDERS, MANSFIELD, Monday. Mr Edward Monks, of Wombat, received another threatening letter on Saturday night last through the Mansflild Post-ofllce. The envelope had the Melbourne and St. Kilda poetmarks, dated 24th March, and addressed " Mr E. Monks, Mansfield." Mr Monks placed the letter in the hands of I. II. Kitchen, J,P., who handed it over to Sub inspector Pewtrees, to whose prompt naction the, success of the .late action in Walter Lynch's case is duo. Mr Peowtress anl Senior.cdnstable' James are working with energy to discover the writer, and already they believe they have some clue. Tihe following is a copy of the letter :-" Melbourne, March 23, 187t.-Sir,-I hIavo watched the case of my friend Walter Lynch for writing a letter to you, and I thought up to the last that you would try and got him off with a light sentence, but now that he has been sentenced to two'ycnre hard labour,'I intend, with the aid of my friends who live in Mansfield, to put an end to yo...
Alexandra & Yea Standard PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY "EXCELSIOR." SATURDAY, 5TH APRIL. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 5 April 1879
gI an lda & en Sanidard PUBLISHlED EVERT SATURDAY " EXCELEIOR".' SATURDAY, 5TH APRIL. WE have received a copy of a book issued by the proprietor of the Mans field Guardian, entitled "The History of the Notorious Kelly Gang of Vic torian Busbrangers, or the Outlaws of the Wombat ranges." The book con taines 144 pages of matter, which, for the good of colonial society, should never have seen the light of day. Upon the title page is a portrait of Edward Kelly, the leading spirit of this now notorious gang, and when we have made a few extracts from the book, we will leave the matter in the hands of our readers, and believe that every right thinking member of the com munity will agree with us that such a publication is a disgrace, and will in itself, if its circulation is allowed to go on, tend to do more actual mischief than all the men incarcerated in Beech worth, gaol would do if liberated. Speaking on the connexion between Power and Ned Kelly we read :-" But it must be rememb...
THE ORVILLE MURDER. [BENDIGO INDEPENDENT, 2ND APRIL.] [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 5 April 1879
THE ORVILLE MURDER. [BENDIGO INDEPENDENT, 2ND APRIL.] Detective Potter has returned to Sandhurst after an unsuccessful search for a clue to the murderer of John Scott, who was brutally massacred in his bed about three weeks ago. He has, in company with Detective Williams, of Melbourne, been as- siduously engaged since the murder, but nothing tangible has been ascer- tained. Scott was a small selector near Tarnagulla, and employed his spare time as herdsman. He was supposed to have money, and this must have been the object of the murder, for the body had been dragged on to the floor, and the mattress of the bed turned over. The money was not taken, as it was found in holes in the floor and wall, where it had been his habit to secrete it. The poor fellow never used to fasten his door, so that the murderer had no difficulty in entering. His weapon must have been a pick, and it would appear that Scott was struck first above the ear while he lay asleep, and then on the top of the head as...
THE LEAP FOR LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
THE LEAP FOR LIFE. Her father pleaded with Inez to -accept the proposal of Mr Redfield. It would remove the one greot burden from hib mind if he could see his child provided for before he died. Ines was tempted sorely. She tbhought of the life of toil which stretched before her; and then the rest and ease of Redfiold's palatial home rose in contrast. For a moment she wavered. She did not, never should, love the proud old man who would purchase her; but she might secure a home, and quiet the death-bed of her father. Do not blame her. It is hard for a luxuriously-nurtured woman to step from wealth to the depths of poverty. Somethingrose firm and strongfwithin her, and forced a decided refuse to her lips. She would toil if need be ; but marry without love-never ! Her father, looking her in the face, saw that it was like the face of her dead mother; and, remembering that he was soon to give an account to her of his care of her child, he laid his hand on her head, and told her tor dismis...
SUDDEN DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
SUDDEN DEATH. -4-f-- A young girl, aged 12 years, daughter ot Mr Mair, died very sud denly on Wednesday morning, at her father's residence, at the Acheron, and it was deemed advisable to hold an enquiry, the deceased not having boon attended by a medical man, Susan Moir, sworn, stated-I am the mother of the deceased Susan Moir; she is twelve years of age. On Friday last she was taken with vomiting. On Saturday morning the vomiting ceased; symptoms of scarletina set in. Her skin was red and resembled former cases of scarlotina which I had seen. The ohiid continued ill; I did not think her dangerously ill till last night about 10 o'clock; she continued ill till 5 o'clock this morning, when she slept away. The child had been previously in good health. I am not aware of any other circumstances than those I have described which should cause the child's death, unles she had been bilious along with symptoms 1 have already de. scribed. Examined by Dr Fergusson.-What were the symptoms of sca...
CRICKET MATCH. ALEXANDRA V MANSFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
CRICKET MATCH. ALEXANDRA V MANSFIELD. Thrso olubs met for the first time this season last Saturday on the local cricket ground. Mansfield, being short, obtained the services of Hewitt and Walker, both of Alexandra. The day was everything to be desired, but the display of cricket on both sides was very poor. particularly the batting Moon and Wollnston want to the wickets to open the match, but were both dis missed in five minutes; 2 wickets down for 2 runs, a very unlucky start. Rogers came to the rescue, and, with the aid of G. Cookson, pulled the score to 20 before the latter gave place to M'Noo, This player, together with Sault and Purcell, setioumbed to Elvins' bowliog very quiokly. F. Moon then : -i stand, and after some good pi1,y, Rogers was bowled by Hewitt, his innings being an excellent one. and very useful to his side. F. Moon and Bainbridge kept the field lively to the tune of 12 and 11 respectively, both batsmon showing good defence. The total score was 84, Smith and Bro...
A SUMMARY PROCEEDING. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
A SUMMARY PROCEEDING. -4--- (ROM THE KYNETON OUAfRDIAN, APIIL 5.) One of the " things not generally known is that persons subject to the land tax who may, either tnrough negligence or oversight, fail to pay the impost when it is due, are liable to be immediately arrested and lodged in gaol until they pay the amount, or give bail that it shall be paid. A recent instance whicn has come to our knowledge illustrates the sharp practice which occasionally characterises our Crown Law department. A well known landholder, of deservedly good repute, having paid his fist year's land tax in one sum, unfortunately omitted to pay his third half-year's tax when it fell duo, on Friday, 28th February last. The circumstance was purely accidental, either through notice never having been served upon him, or at all evonts thrcugh its not having come before him. Saturday being a "short" day at the Law depiartmeut, and Sunday being a dies non, process was not taken out until Monday, 3rd lMarch, when a Sup...
Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
cdnrrePnuuu? nrt. [ We do not] hold ourselves responsible tbs M opinions expressed by our correspondents.] THIE CATHOLIC SUNDAY SCHO00 PICN1iC. Q.-" And who is thy neighbour ? A..-Mankind of every description, and without any exception of persons, even those who injure us or differ from us in religion." Butler's Catechism. (To the Editor of the Standard.) Sm?,-In your impression of the 5th inst, a paragraph states that " tho children's pio-nie to be hold on Easter Monday is exclusively for the children of the Catholic denomination;'" as such paragragh was not in any way au thorised by us, we beg you to insert this oue emphatic denial thereof. So far from wishing to exclude any child of any denomination from participation therein, we cordially invite our children's schoolfellows and friends, as also those who have so kindly contributed. Apologising for trespassing on your space, we are, sir, yours, &c., M. Osnonu "ManDrnronn, On bohalf of thoe promoters of the C.P. Alexandra,...
THE PERFORMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
THE PERFORMANCB. The performance to be given on Monday evening next by the Alexandra Amateurs, in aid of the State School prizes fund, is likely to be one of the most successful effolts of the club. Having beeoon privileged to be present at rehearsal on Tuesday evening, we feel "justified in expressing a high opinion of the merits of the entertainment to be given. A short reumno of the plot of Lady Audloy's Secret was given in our issue last week and we will there fore now confine ourselves to a few remarks respecting the Burlesque " Alonzo the Brave, or Faust and the fair Imogene," stated to be a tragical, comical, demonIacal, historie. The story consists in the loves of Alonzo and Imogene, and the desire of Faust to win the lady for himself. The latter being advanced in years, enters into a compact with the demon Mephistopheles, who in return for conferring youth upon him exacts that in the event of his, -Faust's-failing to obtain Imogene he is to accompany the former gentle man t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
ROYAL MAIL LINE OF COACHES, A COACH leaves the Corner Iotel, Alex. A. -adra, Daily at 11 am, for Tallarook, Fare, 17s 8d. ROBERTSON, WAGNER, & CO., Proprietgrs, A, HAMEA, Agent. W. G. Marshall, STOREKEEPER AND RESTAURATEUR, GRANT STREET, ALEXANDRA FANCY GOODS. CIRCULATING LIBRARY. -TAILORING DEPARTMENT THOMAS THOMPSON & CO. H AVING secured the services of a FIIIST-CLASS CUTTER and TAILOR, are prepared to supply Suits of the Beet Material and Workmanship I St Reasonable Prices to suit the times, Just arrived a Splendid Assortment of West of England and Colonial Tweeds. THOMAS THOMPSON & 00., GRANT STREET, GRANT STRIET, ALEXANDRA. THOMAS HALL Be.s to inform the ladies of this district that he has opened in conjunction lith his General Business, a Millinery & Dressmaking ESTABLISHMENT. To meet the requirements of his numerous Customers, The services of a First-class -and Experienced Milliner and Dressmaker have been secured, A NEW and VARIED STOCK of the...
ANOTHER THREATENING LETTER. MANSFIELD, Friday Night. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
ANOTHER THREATENIMG LETTER. MANSrIELD, Friday Night. Late to-night Mr E. Monk received an other threatening letter. It was written on a page and a half of notepaper, in a clear, bold hand, and bearing a Melbourno post mark. The letter commences by calling Mr Monk most abusive and vile names. The writer threatens that he will follow and track Mr Monk with a revolver, and that he may expect him in Mansfield shortly. Thie writer says his motive for doing this is because Monk has turned against the Killys. The letter abounds in the vilest and filthiest express one, but is written in a good hand, grammatically, and correctly epolb.-Argus.
FALL FROM A HORSE. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
FALL FROM A HORSE. I have a little horse, And Toby is his name ; He is a terror to the boys, For he will show ha's game. I put him in the stable, And when he had been fed I brought him out quite able. Then he threw me on my head. Hoe left me rolling on the ground, And grunting like a bear; He did not even look around To see he'd left me there. There were some boys a looking on, They said lihe bucked quite ruash, And when he found he'd got me off, He ran away quite flash. When I came to myself again. I up, and then him caught, And showed him I was just as game, For lie had made me cross. W. M.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE. At a little before 11 p.m., on Tuesday, a very serious fire occurred at the residence of Mr R. H. Johnson, which resulted in the total destruction of the dwelling house and its entire contents. It appears the family had all retired to rest, when nttthe time mentioned Mr Johnson heard a noise in the dinning room and upon opening the door found the piece on fire. With great difficulty, so rapid was the spreaa of the flames, the inmates were rescued with only their night dresses upon them. With the excep'ion of a few trifling articles the entire furniture and effects were quickly consumed. The proprietor is, we understani, insured for only £300 in the City Mutual, whioh amount will not cover more than half the loss austained.
EUROPEAN TELEGRAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
IEUROPEAN TELEGRAMS. SWe are Indebted to our Melbourne contem dpp?rrawl for the following extracts: u. n:.: . BOMBAY, April 3. ? 6 nb'of tho two columns sent to punish the :l e tribes in the districts around Jellalabad 'hy [enpoountered 5000 of the Khagianis at Futtehabad. ','A devere engagement ensned, which resulted -~a:omtn te sucuess for the Britiseh ; 400 of thneetemy were killed, besides a large num ber.wounded or taken prisoners. a'ht?Brltiseh lose amounted to two oflnoorn kit y,and 35 of the rank and file killed and wounded. LoNDooN, April 3. Ti' select committee appointed by the Ieish f Commons on the Clare election, has onolubn ed.its sittings. Sir Bryan O'Loghlen has been unseated. " AdideCa have come to hand from South America stating that, in consequence of a dbpt?td pose ailon of tfe Nicato (7) Mlines on ti?b"borders of Bolivia and Chili, the troops of 'he latter republic have tuvaded Bolivian ur!.I:·i. having been concluded betweeen Peru and Bolivria, war has been dec...
GAZETTE NOTICES. [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
PAZETTE NOTICES. Publio Holidays-Friday, 11th April, Saturday, 12th April, Monday, 14th April, Tuesday, 15th April, are gazetted public holidays in the Poet, Telegraph, Customs, and Railway departments. LIOENBES APPROVED. Alexandra-John F. Dunn, 198a, Moles worth ; £5 4s. Alexandra-Henry J. Johnson, 3100, Alex andra, and Eildon ; £8. UNDERB BEOTION 49. Rent to be paid yearly. c Alexandra-David Doble, 20s, Alexandra ; £S 2s 6d. Alexandra-D. M'K. Brown, 20a, Alex andra ' £2 2s ed. Alexandra-- obert Biggins, 20s, Alex. andra; £2 2s 6d. Alexandra-Joseph Coyle, 16, Alexandra; £1 14s Ed. Alexandra-Thomas Dunn, 20a, Alex. andra ; £2 2s 6d. Alexandra-Henry Hagan, 20, Alexandra ; .£2 2s 6d, Alexandra-Hoenry J. Johnson, 9a, Alex. andra ; £1 2s 6d. Alexandra-William Knowles, 20a, Glen dale ; £2 2s Ed. Alexandra-Jane Knowles, 20a, Glendaleo ; £2 S ed. : Alexandra- Chang Loang, 16a, Alex. ridr? a; £1 14s ed. Alexandra-o80phia Plummer, 08a, Alex andras. £2 ss 6d. &lexandra-Frederlok Poppl...
(To the Editor of the Standard.) [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
(To the Editor of the Standard.) Sm,-Permit me through the columns of your journal to inform the Inhabitanta of this district, who sollberally responded to the appeal made by the committee of the lothn Catholic Church on behalf of the Bruce Auction, hold on the 17th ultimo, that the undertaking proved a complete euooep. Eighty pounds were netted, a ctun amply sufficlent to encloeo the chapel ground' lat defray ;coat of all ,other improvemte t't ausea?t contemplated the success of the auc. tlion was due In a treat meuaure to the lidefatigable exertions of Mr Edward Smith, AuNtioneer, for whose kind services the committee feel most gratefuL Further the dommittee desire to tender their sincere thanks to the ladies and gootleman who took part in the evening's amusements, especially to Miss Dough, Messrs Bough and Davis, of ' "Alexandra, by whose talented musical cfforts the con.ert was rendered both attractive and "remuneratively suocessful. Thinking that you, sir, or one of your corres...
(To the Editor of the Standard.) [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
(To tac Editor of t/he Standard.) Sir.-Secing a remark:in your slesoof last Saturdays, stating that none but Cathollo children would be admitted to the picnlo, I made several inquiries from the heads of Catholic families, and principally those who are getting it up, and they donel any knowledge of said remark. I am sure the promoters of said pie-nlo would not be so bigotted as to tell children of any other denomination, to stand back, and say that this was soloy for Catholic children, although tile money was collected from all donomina. tions, as our bank manager hero has done some time ago, when he and others got up a pie-nic for the Protestant children, and the expenses of same collected from all creeds, and who was the principal cause of losing to our hospital one hundred pounds per annum by upsetting our Bruce Auction, which was started hero some few years ago with great success by introducing a Bruce Auction the following year for the Church of England, and which proved a failu...
THE LAST LOCAL LAND BOARD. (To the Editor of the Standard.) [Newspaper Article] — Alexandra and Yea Standard, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express — 11 April 1879
THE LAST LOCAL LAND BOARD. (7o the Editor of the Standard.) S ,--In your issue of to-day I am re ported to havelappoared dilsatisfled with the r'.rcommendation of the board in Norman Wbitelaw's case. That is a baseless ineinua Stion. I had no more bias or feeling in that case than in the next-a parallel case that ',of Charles Sharp. Again, I am impeached .with having informed an objector, who was Snot present (Mr John Kirwan), that he would not getjustice at the Board. In reputation "of that statement I ask you to insert, in your nes issue, the following correspondence. Yours truly. S J. HIAnnr, ' 5 l Land Offleer. .,.i Aleswdra 5th April 1879.