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THE HON. JAMES PENN BOUCAUT. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 19 January 1878
THE 'HON. JAMES PENN BOUOAUT. The Hon. James Penn Boucaut, Premier and Treasurer of &nbsp; South Australia, is a very old colonist, having arrived in the colony in 1846. He accompanied his father, the late Captain Boucaut, H.E.I.C.S.B., and was for some years engaged in &nbsp; &nbsp; pastoral pursuits, after which he began the study of the law with the late Mr. C. E. Fenn. Mr. Boucaut entered Parliament in November, 1861, when he was returned for the city of Adelaide, to fill the seat vacated by Mr. Hansen, who had been appointed Chief Justice. In 1863 Mr. Boucaut was defeated in East Adelaide, but two years after, at the general election, he was returned at the head of the poll for West Adelaide. The day after his return he refused to join Mr. Ayers's Government as Attorney-General, in place of Mr. Stow, now Justice Stow, who had been defeated for Victoria. Mr. Boucaut's objection to the position offered was founded on the circumstance that he had attacked M...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 19 January 1878
BIRTH. Salter.— On the 6th ult., at The Avenue, Prahran, the wife of Charles Salter of a daughter. DEATHS. Brims. — On the 13th ult., at the Presbyterian Manse, South Yarra, Alexander John Brims, infant son of the late Rev. Alexander Brims, B.D., aged 11 months. Dunne.— On the 12th ult., at Melbourne, Joseph Henry Dunne, barrister- at-law, aged 53 years. Cameron.— On the 17th ult., at the Manse, St. Kilda, the Rev. Andrew Cameron, D.D. Haddon.— On the 31st ult., at 8 George-street, East Melbourne, Annie Jane Haddon, wife of Frederick William Haddon, aged 37 years. Simons.— On the 27th ult., at his residence, 157 William-street, Melbourne, William Philip Simons, journalist, aged 61 years. &nbsp;
Facts V Scraps [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 19 January 1878
Facts & Scraps The Jews of Melbourne are getting up a subscription to help &nbsp; their distressed brethren in Turkey. A coffee room on a large scale has been recently opened at Geelong. &nbsp; The trustees of the Savings Bank have raised the rate of interest to 5½ per cent, from the beginning of the year. The thermometer the other day at Walgett, New South Wales, registered 120deg. in the shade. Is one day the Christchurch (New Zealand) broad gauge rail- way lines were converted into narrow gauge. Between 500 and 600 men were at the job at once. &nbsp; Professor Liversidge, of Sydney, left by the mail on December 24 to attend a congress of geologists to be held in Paris during the exhibition. Eight hundred and ninety miles of new telegraph lines were opened in New South Wales during last year, making a total mileage of 9,700 miles. The marble bust of Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, executed by Mr. Summers, has arrived from Home, and will be placed in the Na...
MR. GEORGE PATON SMITH. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 19 January 1878
MR. GEORGE PATON SMITH. We noticed in our last issue the death of Mr. G. P. Smith, which took place, on December 6. We subjoin the following particulars of his public life:— Mr. G. P. Smith was born in Borwick-on-Tweed. He came out to this colony at an early age, during the excitement of the gold discovery. Soon after his arrival he started in business at Sandhurst as a linendraper, but he was not successful in that line of life, and relinquished the &nbsp; trade. In the year 1857 he came down to Melbourne and joined the Age as a reporter. After a, few months he passed over to The Argus staff, where he assisted the late Mr. Wilson Gray as law reporter. He remained on The Argus for about two year's, and then he rejoined the Age, first as contributor and afterwards as editor — a position he filled for several years, even after he became a barrister. He was called to the Hot in 1861,' and entered political life during the 'excitement occasioned by the conflict between the two H...
THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 16 February 1878
THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. The correspondent of T7ie Argus, writing horn Palmerston on December 27, said : — We have been favoured with a first taste of Chinese immigration, 96 having arrived from Hong Kong, per s.s. Charlton, this month; the avant couriers, they say, of thousands who will come if the prospects are reported 'welly good ' by the first adventurers. Of course this descent of the Heathen Chinee is not received with complacency by one section of the community, and the local press has called upon the public to get up a demonstration against it. It was proposed to call a meeting this week to memorialise the Government to put a poll-tax in force, but every one being too busy with their mails it has not yet come off. A majority hold the opinion that the Chinese will come in far larger numbers than P.ur. gold-field can employ, and that the immigration should be limited to .100 per month, or stopped - altogether when a few hundreds have arrived. Much as we want population for the...
FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 16 February 1878
FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN NEW SOUTH WALES. A terbium; railway accident occurred on the Western line of railway on January 31, resulting in sad loss of life. The catas trophe occurred at about 10 minutes past 11, on the Western line running through Emu Plains, between the ordinary goods train timed to leave Penrith at 11 o'clock p.m. and a special goods train proceeding towards that station. Three men have been killed and two very severely injured. The former were John Egan, driver, John Wiggins, fireman, and Brady, an assistant guard, who were all engaged on the leading engine of the train leaving Penrith ; and the latter are John Larking, foreman, and Michael Stevenson, driver, both of the special train. It is sup posed that Egan- and Wiggins were killed instantly by the tre mendous concussion between the locomotives, but how Brady lost his life is not at present clear. He may have attempted to jump off the engine and been crushed afterwards. It was some time before his body was di...
DOUBLE ATTEMPT AT MURDER. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 16 February 1878
DOUBLE ATTEMPT AT MURDER. The Sydney Evening News ' of the 19th January giA-es the folloAving particulars : — BetAveen .11 and 12 o'clock on. the 18th ' inst. a seaman, named Altass, Avho has recently arrived in the schooner Star of the South, went to Frederic Lassetter and Co.'s, in George-street^ and purchased a fiVe-barrelled revoh'er and a box of detonating cartridges! He then proceeded to the house Avhere his Avife aa'us living, in Robin Hood lane, Avhich runs betAveen George and Pitt streets, near Hunter and Bond streets. It may be mentioned that Avhen in Sydney he resides Avith his; 'Avife up to the time of his departure on a cruise, and that he proA'ides her AA'ith the means of liA-ing. When he entered his house his Avife Avas lying doAvn, partly undressed, on the bed. Without any warning or remark heAvent up to her and deliberately lired at her head, standing at the time at but a distance of a feAV feet. Fully belieA'ing that he had killed her outright, he rushed out of the...
A JUSTICE OF PEACE IN TROUBLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 16 February 1878
A JUSTICE OF PEACE IN TROUBLE. A CHAKOE.of cruelty to animals . was \heard at the Griffiths Point Police Court 'on January 26, in Avhich Mr. W. Harbison, a local justice ; of yilie peace and oAvner of property on Phillip Island, AA-as complained against for omitting to supply certain cattle Avith water. ' The prosecution Avas instituted under section ,23 of the Police Offences Statute. It appeared that on the 15th March last year Mr. Harbison, Avith some men in his employ, collected a mob of cuttle and horses that were grazing on some unfenced paddocks belonging to him, and put them into a closed paddock. One of the Avitnesses said that some cattle were taken from land of a neighbour. All these cattle (about 76 in number) AA'ere placed by Mr. Harbison in a paddock in which there Avas no Avater, and the gate of 'Avhich was locked by Mr. Harbison's directions. In this place the animals remained from Thursday till the folloAving Monday Avithout any AA'ater. For the defence, it was cont...
THE LATE MR. BUTLER, P.M. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 16 February 1878
THE LATE MB. BUTLER, P.M. Mk. Walter : Butler, late Avoxden and police magistrate at Wangaratta.died at the Port Phillip Club Hotel, at 6 o'clock on January 26. He had been in baa health for some time past. Several Aveeks ago he Avas seriously ill, but recovered sufficiently to resume duty. His sudden dismissal by the order of the Go vernment on the 8th January last had a marked and most pre judicial effect upon him, producing a -sudden collapse of his nervous system. By the advice of Dr. Hutchinson, of Wan garutta, he came to Melbourne, iritending.tp visit Sydney for the benefit of his health, but he Avas taken much Avorse, and his brain became affected. Mr. Butler had been for many years in the public service, and bore the highest character for ability and integrity. In Wood's Point, Wangaratta, arid other districts his AA-ork Avas very arduous, and for some time he occupied the position of relieving magistrate. Iri the performance of his duties to the state he contracted the dise...
Sketches with Pencil EXTRAORDINARY BALLOON ACCIDENT AT SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 16 February 1878
EXT11AOBDINA15.Y BAltoON ACCIDENT AT SYDNEY. This singular occurrence is described at length in another part of our issue. THE r LATE MB. EDWARD WIXSON. We give a biographical notice of Mr. Wilson in another page: ENCAMPMENT OF BLACKS, BUCKINGHAM BAY, QUEENSLAND. Oun sketch depicts an encampment of blacks on the shore, at the mouth of Wreck Creek, Rockingham Bay, Queensland. The figure in the. middle of the picture is engaged painting a shield, and his wooden sword is stuck into the ground close at hand. On the right hand side is a native seated on the bank fishing. The curiously shaped huts of - the North Australian blacks form characteristic objects in the engraving. ' NEW GERMAN CLUB-HOUSE, ADELAIDE. Our engraving gives a view of the new club-houso, to be built for the Deutsche Gesellschaft, Adelaide, from designs supplied by Mr. George R. Johnson, architect, of Melbourne. The Adelaide Observer, describing the building, which is to ? bo erected next to the Freemasons' Tavern, Pir...
FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE YARRA. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 16 February 1878
FATAL ACCIDENT 01* THE YARRA. ; A boat accident occurred on the Upper Yarra on the night of January 26 by which two sisters, the elder, of whom was about ? 20 years of age, lost their -lives. ?'? It appears that apleasure partyj consisting of three young ladies, named Margaret, Jessie, and Jane M'Williairis, accompanied by two young men, named W. G. Coleman and W. Elder, started from the sheds at Prince's bridge in one of. Mr. J. Edwards's boats for a toav up the river., The ypunginen rowed the boat as far as Gardiner's Ferry, Punt road, where the party lauded and remained for some time, partaking of refreshments. A fresh start was then made/ Cdle man% aria Elder still rowing. When near the Church-street - bridge, Miss Jessie M'Williams expressed a wish to take an oar for a while. She rose from her seat, arid while in the act of crossing to the other side of the boat for the purpose of rowing she OA'erbalanced the boat, which turned completely over. Cole man, Elder, and Miss Jane M'...
GOLD AND THE GOLD-FIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Australasian Sketcher with Pen and Pencil — 16 February 1878
GOLD AND THE GOLD-FIELDS. The commencement of a new year m Victoria affords the opportunity of ascertaining correctly the amount of gold raised during the previous year. The mode of arriving at the amount is by obtaining the quantity of gold held by the banks, who are the.principal gold buyers here, at the beginning of a year, and the. quantity held by them ut its close, and placing the difference, whether for or against the year, to the account to be made tip. When that is ascertained, the quantities of gold exported and minted during the year are taken into calculation,! and a correct estimate is thereby formed. The account for 1877 'has been, obtained, and the result, as was generally anticipated from the' depressed condition' of mining during the year, was not satis factory. The decline of the gold yield, which had been continuous , for. several years previously, proceeded apace in 1877, and it was fouri'd that while for 1876a decrease of 121,563oz. on its predecessor had occurr...