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Facetiæ. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 1 September 1866
Where? - A country schoolmaster, hap pening to be reading of the curious skin of an elephant, "Did you ever see an elephant's skin ?" he then asked. " I have," shouted a little six-year-old at the foot of the class. " Where ?" he asked quite amused at the boy's earnestness. " On the elephant," was the reply. A Dangerous Wave.-A wave on which many a poor fellow has been carried away is the wave of a lace-edged cambric handker chief. A New York lawyer, who always made it a point to win his case, was applied to by a man who had stolen some pork, to defend him. Accordingly, in his usual inventive way, he ruined the principal evidence on which the plaintiff relied, and the jury brought in a verdict of not guilty. After the verdict was declared, as the fellow was leaving the court, he whispcred to his attorney thus:-" Squire, what shall I do with the pork,.for I have got it yet ?" "Eat it," re plied the lawyer, "for the jury say you did not steal it." A gentleman, sojourning at a fashiona...
ATROCIOUS CRUELTY. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 1 September 1866
A'roorous ORUELrY.--A case of atrocious cruelty is reported, as follows, by the Ballarat Star:--" On Tuesday, 21st August, Mrs. Marshall, of Happy Valley, and her servant girl, were arrested and taken before Mr. S. Lewis, J.P., Linton, on a charge of having ill treated a cow belonging to a miner named 'Richard Dunatan, residing adjacent. The prosecutor's wife stated that alout nine o'clock on"the previous evening, the young prisoner went to the prosecutor's house asking for a poker. Mrs. Dunstan asked her what pokeir. The girl replied, ' The one sticking in the cow.' Mrs. Dunstan then went out, and found the cow ini the shed, with the poker sticking in her. The little girl, it appears, stated that Mrs. Marshall had tthrown the poker at the cow, but had not told her to say that she had thrown it. Aggravating the sufferings of the poor brute, the poker, it seems, was red hot, or nearly so, when it was thrown, nnl when pulled out the flesh was adhering to it. Mr. Danstan reported the c...
Local Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 1 September 1866
Local t*ttelligence. Ti~E SR'nETr IaMPnovEernxTs.-'Wo have frequently noticed the very great inconvenience to which our townsmen have been subjected by the numerous bogboles, quagmires, and ponds of water which have been created in various portions of the streets and footpaths by the late street improvements. A few wcoks ago the the nuisance to thit residents of the lower end of Gurwiobd-strcoe became so intoler able that a strong romdinstitaiice,.sotting forth the evils particularly complained of in that locality, and illustrating the extent of the sheets of water then lying there by means of a sketch, was for warded to the Minister for Works, together with an .earnest request that steps would be imme diately taken by the Government to drain off the water which the' engineering efforts of their own oflicers had aloni broutght to;Letherthlere, and toplace the pathway and approaches to the houses in at least as good a condition as it were before the load works were commenced. To this...
MYSTERIOUS MURDER AT ALBURY. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 1 September 1866
MYSTERIOUS MURIDER AT IALBURY. Considerable excitement has'been caused in our. usually quiet town by the report that Mrs. Saun ders, a married woman, aged 44 and an old resi dent of the town, had been found foully, murdered in close proximity to Albury. The woman had been missing since yesterday week, and the remains were found on Sunday last in a waterbole on her husband's farm, adjoining Schubach's viney.ard. An inquest was held on the body by Coroner Brownrigg, and the proceedings lasted nearly the whole of' Monday and Tuesday last. The follow is a summnary of the evidence taken : John Robertson deposed that he was son-in-law of the deceased. Saw her last alive at his place on Tuesday, the 21st inst., between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening. Said she could not stay, as she hnad to mcot her children returning from the Mechanics' Institute. Saw her body in a water hole on her husband's farm, yesterday. There was about two feet of water in the hole, which was about 150 yards from the...
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 1 September 1866
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22. In reply to a question from Mr. Forster, Mr. Parkes declined to state what were the intentions .of the Government with reference to the reduction of official salaries, until thoe Treasurer made his linancial stateinent.-Mr. Martia moved the second reading of the Drunkard's1l'unishment Bill, which, lie stated, was designed to meet an accidental omission in the Publican's Act, in consequence of which no power existed to punish the offence of dlrunkenness. MIr. Buchanan and MIr. YWalker would not oppose the second reading, but thought :lhe provision in the Bill which made drunkenness punishable, would interfere with the liberty of tih subject. The Bill was read a second time.-The :ouse went into Committee on the Gold Field's Bill. "Several clauses of the Bill were agreed to, -with some unimportant amendments, and the .operation of the proposed Act was fixed to com mence on the first January next. The House then adjourned..
Commercial. WAGGA WAGGA. AUGUST 31, 1866. Friday, 6 p.m. WAGGA WAGGA RETAIL PRICES CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 1 September 1866
WAGGA WAGGA. .avoust 31, 1800. Frida y, 6 p.m. WAGGA WAGGA RETAIL PRICES CURRENT. £ . d. Flour, per ton (Fino?) .... ...... 25 0 0 Seconds Flour, per ton ...............23 0 0 Wheat, per bushol. ............Os. to 0 10 0 Hay, perton........................ 16 0 0 Bran per, bushel .................... 2 0 Pollard, per bushel ......;............ O2 0 Oats, per bushel ....... .... 1.s. to 0 12 6 eCorn, per bushel ..... ........ . 0 1 0 Potatoes, per owt. (Circular Head) .... 1 6 0 Butter, per lb. ...... ................ 0 1 -Cheese, per lb ........................ 0 l O Bacon,per lb .....................l. 0 1 4 Eggs, per doz. .................... 0 2 0
Sydney Jottings. Sydney, August 28, 1866. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 1 September 1866
btenP ,dotting . [FRO OUR0 OWN connRsPoeDrsENT.] Sydney, August 28, 1860. MI letter, this week, will only be a very sho'rt one, as there are but few conversational topics, save the approaching races, to which I will give my atten tion last of all. Sunday last saw such a row on the old race course, in front of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Ca thedral, asmight have ended in very sdrious results. A man calling himself the Rov. J. J. Westwood had advertised that he would, preach a sermon on Antichrist and who he is ? and, at the appointed time, took his stand at the above-named place. He was soon surrounded by an unruly mob, and was continually roughly interrupted in his discourse, and made several ineffectual attempts to escapo from the crowd. At last, matters became so dan gerous to Mr. Westwood that he, with. the help of a few friends moved slowly off the courso,.and a few policemen kept the crowd back as much as pos sible,-but-could not prevent blows beiog.struck on the crowd, bsy which...
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 1 September 1866
S FRILDAY, AUGUST 24. Mr. Wilson moved the third reading of the Gold Field's Bill. Mr. Donnelly said he felt bound to .oppose the Bill at every stage, in order to enter his inal -protest against one of the most obnoxious measures ever brought before the House. Since the discovery of gold, twenty-four millions sterling had been put in circulation in this colony, through tie industry of the miners ; and yet.the gold m terest was .despised in the House, and a quorum could hardly be got together to discuss a law thatl .dealt so largelyjand so injuriously with that interest. HTe particularly objected to imposing a penalty for prospecting without a miner's right, and also to placing the minor's entirely at tlhe mercy of justices of the peace, ignorantly enforcing oppressive and absurd regulations. Mr. Wilson remarked that the arguments against the Bill hadl already been remfuted, and on the question being put, Mr. Don nelly called for a division, which resulted in the third reading being ...
Parliamentary Summary. TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1866. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 1 September 1866
nalianiltntarpl ~i inmLary. TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1866. LEoGIsLATIVE AsSEMBLY. Mr. Cowper moved for copies of the correspond once in reference to the appointments made in the Customs Department since MaLrch last; also, in reference to MIr. Llewellyn's case, the Newcastle smuggling, case, and MIr. Dulcan's suspension. Mr. Martin did not think'a case could not be shmad out for the production of these papers. No com plaint was alleged on the part of any of the parties. Messrs. Brown, Macpherson, Joseph, and Samuel urged that the papers should be produced, and condemned the Government for attempting, to hold .them back. The motion was carried, and the House then adjourned.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 1 September 1866
WAGGA WAGGA 318ttineos mPitectorj. Efje Wagga Magga exprezo AND G INE1RAL PRINTING OFFICE, IN every variety and style, with the utmost des patch. '- Handbills, Business Announcemenat, Merchants', Auctioneers,' and Tradesmen's Business Circiilars, Cards, and Bill Headings, neatly displayed. Pamphlets, Club Articles, and Society Reports, correctly and neatly executed. Every other description of Letter-press pointing xccuted in a superior style. The following forms always on hand, for sale, viz: Dvz ISTRICT cOT o T PLAINT NOTICE OF SET-OFF NOTICE OF SPECIAL DEFENCE. AFFIDAVIF of Service of UTMAONV. AUSTRALIAN JOINT STOCK BANK. INTEREST allowed on fixed deposits at current rates. Drafts isued on all the Branches and Agencies in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Adelaide, Tasmania, and Now Zealand, also on Eng land, Ireland, ad Scoa'lnd,. W. A. COTTEE, Mnager. Wagga Wagga, 13th September, 1864. BANK OF TE SOUTH WALES. FITZMAURICE & KINCAID STREETS. Drafts isssed at Cutrren1 ...
Police Court. SATURDAY, AUGUST 25, 1866. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 1 September 1866
4 4olice oaurt. S.xruin.Ar, A~rvusar 25, 1860. (Defore the Police Magistrate and F. A. Tornpson, LEs., J.P.) Urren?se; A Snrou os :IJANK NoTe.-Georgo Black car was brought up on remand from Narandcra, and charged with uttering a picce of paper purport ing to be a bank note, well knowing the same to be sp;urlous, with intent to defraud Frederick Gusse, of W\\.aga WVag,. TJhe prisoner was defended by Mr.h: Willans. Tho evidence which.had been taken at Narandera, and which was to the following clfect, woe read over to theoprisoner :-Jereomiah Grahame deposed that he was Senior-constable atN arandera, and that hie had arrested the prisoner at Cule: on thIe 210th August, on the information of tie Wagga \Wagga police. Prisoner sald lhe hlad pased the note, amndl it was no usen saying anything about it. SIfs al:ti stated that lie had purchased one note front Abraham, at D)arlington Point, for fifteen shillings, ,and another from Mr. LiuseIl, for ten shillings. William Henry \Woollet depose...
NATIONAL EDUCATION. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 1 September 1866
NATIJNAL EIDUCATIO.N, ,' 1 :'.promlised a measurc by Government which : : t, :, i : il ti is much vexed q(eltioin. Writing :i :;* * :ut in iignorance of what the lccling features c.:t;0.. 0 nasure may 1be, it may not bo amiss to :-,'."* Ithai important question in somo of .ito !., • :, •. L.t appears to ibe conceded on all hands :.,..', - will not do any longer to trust the Educa i.'. ,; i., the people to the two systems iawhich arc •.: '., :: *.xistciice. They do noto work together, and i;. *. . reant tihne while rivalry and conltelntion are *.;., **:, ini many districts the people continue un S...i. '.'ho lncsion then ariscs, alnd it io a *.i I.*.p'irt;Int one. If t;hoso systoes arc dis S: .*.... .,/ha' slhall be substlitutedl ? "We have h)e: . little pamnphlet of eighb pages, in the I: ..; .; a letteor to tho Colonial Secreat.ry, on .: I;.' i utrutt;iotn, and to Bsome of tlhe arguenonts . - ;cadA w. wilah to draw the attention ll of our S'. -il Il olsarve:l that the word " ln .; ...
Tumut. August 23. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 1 September 1866
[Fo031 OUR CORRESPOxDET.] August 23. SIxcE the nomination the partisans of either can didate have .not exerted themselves much, as no political meeting has been called by any of them. Although a resident for such a lengthy period, I have no recollection of any previous electionpassing over so tamely. This I put down to the candid ites themselves not appearing upon the scene of aetion--Mr. Thornton being i " Sydney," and Mr. Brown on the " Lachlan. ' 'We have had only those meetings called by the Returning Officer the nomination, which went off exceedingly flatly. and the polling, which was a decided improvement upon the former. On the day of polling, the Re turning Officer, poll clerk, and scrutineers were in the Court-house, punctually at 9 a.m. M'onday was a beautifully fine day, not a cloud to be seen, and held forth to every elector an inducement to comb into town and record his vote. For the first two hours the voters came in very slowly. The next hour they camno in a little fa...
Facetiæ. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 8 September 1866
.jJ a c e t Ie. Testimnonials.-A writer in the Pall Mall Gazette says:-A Celtic clergyman, whose chief characteristic was irrepressible impu dence, incontinently bored the Bishop of--, for a favorable letter of introduction to the committee of a religious society who were ad vcrtising for a secretary, the Bishop, who is proverbially sauve in his public oratory and his private discourse, could stand the perti nacity of the pushing Hibernian no longer, and therefore wrote for him the following testimo nial :--"--Palace, - 18--.-Gentle men-If the possession of red hair, some de gree of pecuniary embarrassment, and a moral character not wholly devoid of reproach, are qualifications for the post of secretary to your admirable institution, then I do say that the Rev. Barney O'Bricn combines in himself all these gifts and graces in an eminent degree. -I am, gentlemen, your faithful servant in Christ,- ." Cutting.-A young lady, possessing more vanity than personal charms, remarked, in a jes...
Commercial. WAGGA WAGGA. SEPTEMBER 7, 1866. Friday, 6 p.m. WAGGA WAGGA RETAIL PRICES CURRENT. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 8 September 1866
* 4o attinele ial. WAGGA WACGA. BrTESMBs 7, 1866. Friday, 6 p.m. WAGGA WAGGA RETAIL PRICES CURRENT. · £·· e~Q . d. Flosir, per ton (Fine) , , • ',. . 24 0 0. eccndsFlour, per ton . .......'.... 22 10 0 Wheat, perbeishel....... .......8. to 9 0 0 .Hay,,perton.............. .... 0 0 Bran per, bushel ..........;;;......... 2 Pollard, per bushel .........'....... 2 0 * Oats per buiehel ....... ...... 2si teo 0 12. 0 Corn', per bushel ..... ........non 0 0 0 Potatoes, per owt. ..." .. to...,0.?t6 1 6 0 -utter, per lb. . ....*.. . ... ;'. " 0 1 66 Cheese, per'lb... ...0·~..? . ..'.;':I. .. 1.'O' 0 Bao?n,per lb. ............ .-O 1 4 Eggsper doz. .. . .. . 2 0
News of the Week. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 8 September 1866
Newo of thje M eeft. T'P roof of the large stables of the Australian House, Campbelltown fell over one day last week with a tremendous crash. Fortunately no horses were in the stable at the time, and the boy who usually cleaned the place out had just left it when the accident occurred.-The Scab disease has again appeared in the Upper Hunter district. A public spirited individual has offered the owners of the flock at Segen hoe, eight shillings per head for the purpose. of having them destroyed. Rust has also ap peared in the wheat crops in the same district. -It is stated that there is every probability of the oat and wheat crops in Monaro proving a. failure this year. The wheat is not more than half an inch out of the ground and looks very sickly. It is now three years since the settlers in that district have been able to grow enough..grain.for .the support of.their families and much distress during the coming season is anticipated.-A meeting has .been held in Melbourne for the pur...
Colonial Summary. CARELESS USE OF FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 8 September 1866
S::· -~: oloni Sutllttu. r. CARELESS USE OF FIRE. Turn?following caution against the careless use of fire appeared in the Government Gazette of the 31st nlt: "The attention of the public is particularly directed to the subjoined extracts from the Act for the Careless Use of Fire, 29th Victoria, No. 21. Persons offending against the pro visions of the Act will be rigorously prosecu ted." Section 1 of the Act is as follows :-" If any person shall except hereinafter mentioned isnite or use or carry when ignited any in flammable material within twenty yards of any growing crops or stacks of corn pulse or Iay or within three yards of any stubble field or grass land and thereby tile property of any other person shall be injured or destroyed Ihe shall forfeit and pay for every such offence any sum of money not exceeding Fifty Pounds or be imprisoned with or without hard lahebour for any period not exceeding three months or if any person shall except as hlereinafter men tioned leave any fir...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser — 8 September 1866
WC.ANTED A Pair of Sawyers. .Apply to S. BATTERBBY '&PENDLETO., . ": ' .. ',-;BusailUdcr'Wagas Wagga. MIECHANICS' INSTITUTE.. AN AMATEUR ENTERTAINMENT, OR the benefit of the above Institution, will be . " given on WEDNESDAY EVENING, NEXT, the 12th SEPTEMBER, in which the following gentlemnen will take part: . Messns. CORTHORN, DALGAlNO," fHOOKE, and WILKINSON. The programme will comprise, in the first part, INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL MUSIC, as well as READINGS AND RECITATIONS. To be followed by an Interluder'consisting of "The Ghost Scene from Hamlet," (Represented in character.) To conclude with a Third Part, which will also comprise M:USIO AND RECITATIONS. ADUMISSION, 2s. 6d. Tickets may: be obtained at all the stores, etc. Seats can be reserved on appli cation to the Secretary of the Institute. To com mence at Eight o'clock. It is anticipated that the Entertainment will conclude at 10"30. ANNUAL RACES. TRAINING STABLES. DAVID ROACH IEGS respectfully to inform the sporting men...