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THE "DIRTY" BULGARIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
THE "DIRTY" BULGAIIAN\S. The military correspondent of the New York Times at the seat of war, who is said to be no less a person than General Sher man, does not seem to have formed a very high opinion of the Bulgarians from what he saw of them at Sistova. Hle describes their faces as being covered with thick layers of bronze and dirt, the accumulation of many years, and goes on to say : "As I may not have another opportunity," letme state one peculiar circumstance about this interesting people, for whom so much sympathy has been claimed and expended. According to the' discipline' of the Bul garian Church, with the exception of a bath of salt given to each new-born infant Co soon as he comes into the world, 'It is a deadly sin to wash a male. child until he shall have attained the age of seven years,' and the only bath permitt&d to a female during her lifetime is that which she must take on the eve of her marriage. There is no exaggeration in this statement ;it will be confir...
TARTLING COACH ACCIDENT NEAR GEELONG. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
i O~\lT i ClO ACCIDENT .LRlT-^ GEELONG. ~~ in naa.a accident occurrco A rstrtdli mot, about a quarter t d turhl Oo 3tdadle road. A two 'clc, ° ton aining nine passengers, al Scoch nc rew upat Christie' ide the on the driver left the bo: in hotel, hea drink. One of th gie as erd , and when the secon n als Va"t to take a drink, the firs Swasaeo r ,ti re and attempted to bolt tsBrmer s ized the reins by the S"cha t ucould not stop the ani " e 's dr~gged along the grounm le .Lrable distance, and finally gol Ina tSt he post and railing fencr nel hotel, where he w r t it go his hold of thl e lt orrse dashed away at a ter ,,, deendiig thle long lill leading ls uth at a gallop. The lug ool: -'ssegers, which had been Re Of the pwengers, on the top of the coach.. was sent wii tothe road in all directions, Ce sn ngers jumped out of the ?'e one the last to get clear air Waiker, a cripple, wo has 1 rothes in walking. Fortunately e othe pssengers were hurt. The re turned off theroadby twomen Sier...
ANOTHER FATAL ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
rTOTRHER FrTXL7 COIDENT.T On the' 29th-ultimo a sad, and fatal iccident occurred to a boy named Robert Winter, seven years of age, in Dight's Paddock, Collingwood. An inquest was held upon the body on the 31st, by the district coroner (Mr. Chandler), when it wnaelicited that the deceased, with a num ber of otherboys,was playingin thepaddook near a tree which had been set on fire the previous day. The children, says the Tele praph were evidently unconscious of danger, when suddenly the tree fell, and deceased was crushed beneath the trunk. Death musthavebeen instantaneous,asthe headwae smashed and frightfully disfigured. The jury having heard the story of the accideni from the other boys, who themselves nar rowly escaped, returned a verdict of acci dental death.
ARRIVAL OF THE TORRES STRAITS MAIL. COOKTOWN, Oct. 31st. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
ARRIVAL OF THE TORRIES STRAITS: S . HMAIL. Coosiowr, Oct. 31st. The Torres' Straits mali steamer Bris bane arrived here this afternoon. The Brisbane left Hong'Kong at 6 p.m. ] on the 8th inst.,and Singapore on the 16th. She arrived at Somerset on the 28th inst., and Cooktown this morning. From Singapore to Somerset strong south-east monsoons were 'experienced, with 'an un precedentedly heavy head sea, which'caused the vessel to ship much water. She how ever behaved admirably. No cargo was offering at Hong Kong for Australia. The Brisbane passed the Kate Kearney bound north off Clermont Island. The Brisbane will leave here at midnight to-night. She has on board Mr Nicholas from Madras, who has come'out with the intention of starting a coffee and cotton plantation in North Queensland. HIe will first visit Rockhampton. The following iteins of new's'brcught by her have been transmniitted by telegraph. John Taylor has been chosen chief 'of the Mormon community. Nineteen hussars, statione...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
A rather unpleasant surprise was mani fested at the residence of Mr. G. D. WI'Cormick, Preston, a dlay or two ago. The family were about sitting down to tea, when,the report' of gun wras iheard, and' much' to their "astonishment sliot was scattered about the room in alil directions but fortunately inone of the iinmates werei injured. It turned .out that a female, neighbour who . is given .to masculin practices, loaded a,5 gun irith;a wire .cart ridge, and fired at some ssparrows, not being particular 'in which direction' eh fired thie gun. Tlhe iesilt was a narrow escape for the fami ynmentioned :He ad. An accident occurred .on Friday week near Ballan by which a man namied Archie Cameron lost his life. It appears that: lie anid his mate left 3allanon-n:that day with a horse and spriig-cart to proceed to Yallook Vale, where they had 'been rabbiting for a long tinie. . Both, it hppears were under the influence of drink, iand :when iear the sta tion by some means-the cart capsized, and...
SUDDEN DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
SUDDEN DEAT.IL W'illiam S. Inglis, a roung man, 27 years ofsage, son of Mr DanielIngi sh pchandler, died very suddenly onFridsy morning at his father'sresidence at Williamstown. IHe took his bath as usual in the morning, but itwas noticed that he was an unnecessarily long time in, the bathroom. lis brother looked through the window, and sw the de ceased lying face downwards in tbe .bath, which was full 'of water. Hle wais at once lifted out, and efforts made to iestore vita lity, but withottifeffect. At the inquest held in the afternoon.it was stated that: the. de ceased had on two previous occasionis had epileptic fits, and the post-minortem appear ances led to the supposition that he was similarly, attacked when ii the bath., The jury returned' averdict of death from na tural causes.-Aigus
ANOTHER LIBEL ACTION. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
ANiOTHERi' LIBEL A ION. On Saturday at the Supreme Court, the case of King v Foote remarks the Telegraph came off for hearing:-This was an action brought by Thomas King, of Warrnambool, produce merchant, to recover £500 dama ges from WVillia? Foote, of the same place blacksmith, forialleged libels., The defe-. dant pledded hot guilty, and tht the stati6 ments complained of were fair in substance asd fact. Mr. Hiiginbotham and Mr Moles . worth for the plaintiff; Mr. Purves ,and Mr. "Williams for the defendant. It appear ed that the defendant, who was lessee o' the weighbridge, wrote letters to the War namboolStandard and WarnamboolExami ner, containingstatements that the plain tiff had, with the view of defrauding his customers, tried toinduce him to make false return of the weight of hay weighed out. The testimony of the plaintiff and defendant was in direct conflict. The jury found for the plaintiff, damages one fartk ing. The question-of cots was reserved.- Notwithstanding the wet...
THE PLANET MARS. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
THE PLANET MARS. The observations of - the planet - Mars during the last oppostunity for determining the distance of the earth from the sun, have just been completed at the Melbourne Observatory. The astronomers are highly gratified with the success that has attended their efforts, as they were enabledto make observations on sixty-six nhights. At the last series of observations, the Age says, the astronomers at Williamstown were successful in obtaining more observations than any other observatory in the world, and it is confidently expected that Mel bourne will again take the foremost posi tion. The practical result of the-observa tions just concluded cannot be arived al for several years, but there is every pro bability that they will confirm the last calculation, which fixes the distance at aboul ninety-one inillions of miles.
THE DERBY DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
THE DERBY DAY. The- first-race on,tshe day's ,program me rasthe Melbourne Stakis, a sw-eepstakes of is'rs. each, with 150 added. For three_ earoldsandupwards. 1 mile and aiquarter. Robinsozi Crusoe ... . . 1 Woodlands . .. . ... 2 ]3readalbane ...- .. . 3 After two false starts, Divers got off pith thi3 lead at a good pace, and was fol owedclosely by-Adelaide and Meteor, the )thers being well up. This order was maintained to the turn home, when Robin son Crusoe;-, Pride of the Hills, Woodlands, and Breadalbane came out, and Driver fell back. '-:Pride of the Hills soon went back gain.m There was a goodrace between the other three..: :Time 2 min 152 seconds. " The next race.was the Ilotham Handi cap, a sweepstakes of 5 sovs, each, 2 itl., sithl100 added. For three-year-olds and' upwards. One mile and a half and a dis tance. Petty's Vagabond, ist21b 1 Mortlock's Whisperer,6st 1016b.:.. 2 Wilson's Artful Joe, 8st . . .. 3 Time, 2 min 560 sece.. There was a capital get away. Monitress an...
LOSS OF THE LY-EE-MOON BY FIRE. SYDNEY, 4th November. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
LOSS: OF 'THE MLYEE=MOONISX3Y :;re . ::SYDNE, 4thNOVember. The Ly-ee-moon steamer was completely destroyedby fire this morning, whilstlying elnsidethe Baliain Works for repairs. The origin of 4ie fireis at preseut unknown. HTer hull and engines are conmparitirely un-: injured, tlhe'iizeiinast only is standiig. The mannzineson deck exploded' after-the ire broike out. The cause of the fire is still nknown: i No lives;were lost.,l,; On jFridaylast, at: the : request off the Inyor ofrMelbourne,:the, Chief Secretary orwarded a telegram to India informing ;he auithorities at -Madras-that..ae.urther umiof. 013,000 had been despatched by e, mailbbat on accdt ioif the iVictorrin und for the relief of thesufferers hl amiine S1 e naunearrangmnt' with thi Panks hre4 the-axuioiint tnaed wiill he vailae in India'ididttely"ntl' e o :h aipi of the email@example.comAg .0
RAILWAY EXTENSION. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
RAlL WAY EXTENYSION. Whatever may be the financial result of the Casey banqueot at Kerang, one thing is certain, that the question of a railway to Kerang has been advanced many stages, while no one can allege that the invited guests were bored with the wants of the inhabitants. It is impossible but that they, travelling (as they did) through the district, could close their eyes to the evi dent need of a railway. So self-evident was this want, that not only the members of Parlianment recognised it at once, and proniiscd their support in promoting a rail way to Kerang, but even that great enemy of all up-country improvements, the Argus, lhas frankly admitted it to be a sine qur noe. A district *in which great settlement has taken - and is tali ing - place, in which cultivation is being carried on in spite of all adverse seasons, climates, and circumstances, and one in which road-making is admittedly more expensive than railway construction, proclaims its own title to such an accom smo...
DURHAM OX. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
S DURELHAM OX. [ROM A CORRESPONDDNT.] Things agricultural about this place are looking well. Great preparations are being made for gathering- in the crops. Our local blacksmith's shop can scarcely be reached, because of the number of reaping machines which have been brought to get fixed up for their few weeks' labor. Mr. G. Twigg, one of our most enterprising farmers, has ordered a reaper and binder for the coming season, and is having lamps fixed upon it, so that, if necessary, it may be kept in full swing night and day. Hay making has been already started on one or two farns, near here. Things pastoral look scarcely so bright, so far as squatters are concerned, for our local stock-owner considers that his " day is gone." The selectors have now pegged the last of what was a general sheep run. We now have a daily mail from Mel bourne,and can enjoy having an Argus only a day old, served up with our morning meal. I suppose when Kerang can make out as good a case as we of Durham Ox hav...
DEATH FROM DRINK. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
... D ATT1I ~ROW DRLN1K On MondayMr StrIcldandeldi a coronets inquest at theFariers Arms Hotel, White. Hills, on thabody of IJohn Williams who died rather'suddenly, onrSunday at 8 a.m., iat the houseof hisbrotlieor-in-law,brlDower of Raglan street. Decedsedias a well-. known old gardener there for 20 years past, 48vears of age, arind a:native of Cornwall, England. It was elicited in evidence that lie was much. addicted to. drink,_ and 'had been drinlingliheavily latel3 '-On Thtirsday he came home drunk; tookill,wasattended to wsith food, etc.; and died suddenly when his hreakfast was being prepared for him.' ' Dr Bo}'d gave evidence thalit hlie had' some time since attended deceased when suffering from delirium. Sent him some medicine last weelk when his nephew "came and told witness he (deceused) was ill from driik. The pos tmortem showed that death was caused by congestion of the rigiht lung, caused iv iintemperance. The ise of alcoho licliquorshad hastenied the death of deceas ed...
COMMERCIAL. STOCK REPORT. Sandhurst, 5th November. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
COMMERCL.. . STOCK REPORT. Sandhlirst, 5th Noyetiibbr. Messrs L. Mnepherson mid Co report: Cattle-817 yarded. About 400 of these were stores, the balance generally good useful. beef with a small proportion prime qunlity. There was a fair attendatce, nnd outside buyers operated largely, the result being a lively mar ket at some advance on last week's prices. Our sales are 45 head, steers to £7 ?s Gd, cows to £8 is. Fat Calves-50 forward. All good realers sold at satisfactory prices. Fat slheep--1,08 penned. Quality goodto prime. This being a short supply, themtarket proved brisk from tlhe opening, at somne advance on aInte rates. We thiers in wool sold at from Os to 14s, ewes 7s to 11s, short horn wethers 6s to9s, ewes s lid to to Os Gd. Our sales are shorn ewes to 7s. LaImbs--30 to hand. Quality prime to inferior. All sold well at some advance. Best to 83S, in ferior from 3s Gd. Our sales are shorn aInmbs at 4s 6d. Messrs John Knay and Co report:-The sar ket was fairly sutpiplied, a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
COACfIBUILLI Rb. C L STONEiMAN, CIIlUmLFER, WILLIAMSON ST., SANDIIURST, Slt on hand a. superior stock of f al miaead Vehicles of various drcrip ich can to warranted os bring of the erisl, thoroughlyseasoned, 'cid built ncr hIs ptboroan.l sup ,intendeiec. TIE TRADE WAGGON .I~,.j~doenhich I barvegivn particularr at prji ;. Re it, haodootne, light,. and rooen Will carrm six peraen rem for bl7 or ten hundred-weigt over otc od. Selectora and farmers ae quest'd to call nand exr. mine these Ihandsome re bie!&lt;. References from say part of th0 district. L. STONE iLAN, COACHBILDER, ' WILLIAMOI N STREET, Sandhurst. G. F. ICKLES & SONS, AMERICAN STEAM 412RIAGE WORKS, `ALLhAMSON & BULL STREETS, t ND URS T, WARD)ED Two First Prize: Silver Cups Sit Firt and Three Second Prizes, Grand tional Ehibitio. 18i ; First Prio Sileor ono Special Prize, and the Itighoat Certiii eof fecit, for Encellence of Materials and orkmanhip. Kyneton Elxhibition, 1876; and er 300O First and Se...
AN ELOPEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
ANELOPE iENT. The tender passion recently penetrated .be bosoms of a young couple living in one If the principalhotels in the town. As it lamed into fervent heat, it was discovered sy the guardian of the fair ' votary, who hought it her duty to warn, to counsel, and ebuke her charge, for daring to love anun mown, yet too well-lnown, Lothario. Bending under the storm of passion, the amid andpliant youth quickly succumbed before the stern command of imperious age. With barely a show of resistance, the peni tent sunk abashed before her assailant, and to make the victory over her andher wooer ;omplete, the youngswain eignifiedhis readi ness to take himself and his broken heart sway from a house in which he begat so such love and sorrow. Accordingly, on Friday afternoon he put his generous pro posal into execution by starting off for Mel bourne by the midday train, but when he sotto Kyneton he chianged his -mind, and vas soon again in Castlemaine, where he seeklyremained secure from obse...
THE GAZETTE. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
TIlE (3AZETTIS. Sfollowing local information is culled lost Fridaysa issut kA bt 0: ce a gs Bhank is to be opened kersn on the lstproxsimo h follaowing application unoder sections 147nd 41 of the Land Act 1800, have 'approved,and it is appointed that the sand fees for them are tobe paid at Ke S eThomas Coling, Slda8, )artagook lert Currs, 42s, Iloort; lMargaret aoe tod,i30ta, Loddon; Edward Barnnan, Ut, (;nnawarrs; Will tin Jlohn Wood u', Boa, MeTo; Ileonttm r'. Groves, lso, Win . htiyo ilm5, r2tRalud oo: John Jamieson, 2aln, Tragowel; aTee 1'. Todd, 4na Mologa; George 0ttie;)s, Boort ; Wn. FSipp 3l20a,Min-0 a West; David Siumpson, 200a, T ar lwin. Simpo0st, 200ra, Marmal; ies Mills, seno, 240a, Loddon ; Gilinm organ, t2ta. Loddon; James Morvell, OL, ort; Thao. Montgomery, tOn, Ca 9; John iMaists, I 7-a, Yarrawalla; ph Jobbing, 3ina, Tgowel; Thomas aro,'a , Tragowel ; James S.hlartney, a, Tmogwel and Loddon; Margaret e:, rtner,3ba, Loddok ; IT. Fauilkor, 320a omowel; Win. aullmler,3...
MELBOURNE RACES. WEDNESDAY, 6th NOVEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
3MELBOURNE .ACES. WTEDNESDAY, 6th vrsIErBE, There was an immnene concourse of people at the racecourse Flimington, to-day the dresses of the ladies bang magnifisen The weathcr was fine butovercast, and a row showers fell. The following are the results. i Maiden Plats-A swepetakes of 10 sous., h.ft., with 200 added. For three. year-olds and upwards. Weight for age. 11 miles. Talk of the Vale.. Strathearn . Explosion . 3 Time, 2 min. 42( seconds. For this race ten horses started. Needl, took the lead, and kept it to the turn home, when a splendid race between the two first horses took place, resulting in ia. -our of Talk of the Vale, who won by a short head, the time being 2mins 421 sera. Railway Stakes.-A sweepstakes of j soyas. each, with 100 added. For three yesr-olds and upwards. WVeight for age. Winner of any race (not a handicap) of the value of 100 soars. to carry 7 lb. extra; of two or more such races, 14 lb. extra. One mile and a quarter. Viscount ... 1 Ashautee , Glenburn Ti...
PARLIAMENTARY. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
PIARLIAMENTARY. On Wednredav night in the Upper House, the following motion of Mr Anderson's was carried:-" That an address be presented to his Excellency the Governor, respectfully asserting the right of this House to be af forded an opportunity of considering the question of payment of members by bill, as heretofore, and pointing out that the in clusion of a sum for the payment of mem bers in the Appropriation Bill might make such a procedure the instrument of enabling one branch of the Legislature to coerce the other." There was considerable discussion on the subject, the Postmaster-General vainly offering his opposition to the motion. The contest between the two Houses would now appear to have almost commenced. In the Assembly on Wednesday night, Mr. Casey resumed the debate on the Rail way Construction Bill, and in a very able speech of some two hours' duration, in a full House, supported the protestof the Ministry against the action of the Council in altering tihe provisions o...
DEATH BY FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Kerang Times and Swan Hill Gazette — 9 November 1877
DEATH BY FIRE. A terrible death from burning occurred in Collingwood on the 31st ult. About half-past six o'clock a young man was passing a three-roomed wooden cottage, in a right-of-way off-Johristtiistreet, Col lingwvood, when he observed smoke issuing from it-in several places. He at once broke into the premises and was horrified to- find an old woman named Weddow,. eighty-three years of age, lying upon the floor in front of the fireplace charred to a cinder and quite 'dead. The deceased, who lived in' the house by herself, Was last seen by her neighbours at about half-past five o'clock, and it is surmised that she must either have fallen into the fire in a fit, or that while sitting near the fire her clothes igiifed, arid -'she - was unable to summon assistance.--Age. SThe libel action of Langton 'v Symn was inquired .into the Suprenie- Court on the 31st ultimo, before his Honour Mr Justice Fellows and a special jury of twelve. The matter complained of appeared in the Age of: th...