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TAMWORTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 2 November 1861
TAMWORTH. Attejuted Suicide in the LocK-trp. — On iast Wednesday evening, an nttempt to commit suicide was made by a man named Juntos Itignott, dins Rilcy, who wns confined in our gaol or ' lilnck hole,' on a charge of horse-stealing. Ho hail suceeedeil in fastening his belt nnd handkerchief to the grating of tho aperture which admits nir to ihe cell, «nd then nround his neck, having previously placed the night tub nnder the opening so as to be able to throw him self off when the fastening had been properly ad justed, In the cell with thi« man was a Chin ?i«nn, who, on observing him standing on the tub nnd just about to throw himself off, caught hold of his legs and held him up, calling out for assistance at the sumo time. Mr. Passiicld, the gaoler, and his assist ant immediately nil hearing tlio tioi-se went to the cell, and the confince was taken down without hav ing sustained any injury. It is thought that the un fortunate man is slightly deranged, which will in some measure acco...
THE DENISON GOLD-FIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 2 November 1861
THE DBNISON GOLD-FIELDS. A correspondent of the Tam worth Examixer, writing from this locality, snys : — ' \ powerful steam crushing machitic h now on'the rond fVom Maitland, which will be iu working nnkr in nbout two months time, when the real value of the quartz can be Ascer tained, and which — if I am nut much deceived in my estimate of it — will really he surprising. I think that Mr. M'Murricli deserves the utmost credit for hi- spirited enterprise f for it is only by means of Ruch machinery that success enn attend the toil of the miners. Considerable caution would appear to have been exhibited in refraining from overstating the importance of this guld-ficld, no high-flown or nhsttrd report having fippeared in the newspapers ; the consequence has beci a healthy and Hteady influx of miners who mean work — not a frantic rush, (is on the first discovery of gold mother places to end, in too many cases, in ruin and despair. A large qinn thy of quarts w;»s lying on the surface at most...
SYDNEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 2 November 1861
SYDNEY. Naval Hhioade, — A public nu'etin^ of persons favourable to the formation of a Naval Ikigade was held on Monday evening, ut tho Volunteer Club, Castlereagh-street. About sixty person* were present when the proccdings were opened, und thiss number was further increased as tho business pro gressed, C.iptntu M, .Woriarty, M.L.A., was called to the chair. Tlio meeting was then addressed by the Chairman, Mr. Windeyer, Captain N'orrie, Mr. G. Thornton, and sevural others, and at tho close, up wards of fifty purjun* entered their names for the eorus. Shocking ANti Fatal Ocouiuigncg. — An occur rence of a wry singular nature, und which has, we regret to learn, rcsultud fatally, tus taken place wi h'm the ptut few duya, We ftlliiiU to it mainly for the purpose of shewing how extremely cautiouj persons should bj in handling dead bodies aftur decomposi tion lias set in. It uppcur.H that Mr, II. Huusiotv, of George street South, undertaker, wai engaged to bring the remains of tlm Into M...
MARKETS. NEWCASTLE. November 1, 1861. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 2 November 1861
MARKETS. NEWCASTLE. Noreuiber 1, 18SJ.~ , |/[s,~4d.per2lb. Joaf. , jjf^itEs.-^Polatocs (old) wholesale, 9s. per utir, I la. per cut. j cabbages, wholesale, 4s. fit dozen ; cauliflowers, none ; pumpkins, per . wholesale, 9s. ; peas, Is. 2 1. per peck, whole Frtneti beans, none ; broad beans, wholesale, :k 1«. ; turnips, per dozen bundles, .1*. ; enr pcr dozen bundles, 3s.; eschalots, per dozen k*,2t.Gd.; parsnips, asparagus, rhubarb, leeks, rfwv. none. ik and Dairy Produce amd Poultry, &c. — _ e,6d.per IB., wholesale ; butter, Is. 2d. per fij., sale; bacoi), 7J. perBs., wholesale; eg^-s, per i, 101 i fowls, Hi. Gel. per couple ; ducks, per jar ; f, 4«. GJ- ; teal, per couple, 4s. ; turkeys per ler (Us.; r«3'- per pair, I U. ; honey, per Hi., 4(1. ccn sot, &'.'.— Oranges, wholesale, 9d. pordo&en; J*r- in, wholesale, 8d. per dozen ; banauus, whole fi». 6d. per dozen ; loquats, per quart, 4d. ; co wd lull, per dozen, 4t. iu. JtroiER's M'-.at. — Messrs. Hickinboth...
NEWCASTLE POLICE. WEDNESDAY. (Before the Police Magistrate.) [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 2 November 1861
NEWCASTLE POLICE. ?WEDNESDAY. /Before tlie Police Magistrate.) ? ,fNir,gs.-John M't-oon, a laiiourer, who imu *,lly fined for this offence, was fined 40s. or m jnours1 imprisonment. THURSDAY. (Before the Police Magistrate.) icsness.— Edward Jasin Carker, laborer, and uS rfiiv. uhepherd, were fined fls. each. ?- £ _A charge of assault against E. L. Cooke, i- irJmci Swain, was sealed out of court. cmniv. ' (Before the Police Mstfistrrte.) i ...iedcb.— John Ityiler, second mate of the brif* ' L»»ie, w»« charged with wilfully disobeying the , f the master. Ryder was dealt with under the i *? «»mcn act, having been registered at Mel ad «M «ntellce-1 to four weeks1 imprisonment.— ? ? i Catkin, seaman and cook of the schooner Nancy, tai with a similar offence, and was eentenced to imprisonment, with hard 'abour. utttiSESs.— Knbson Taylor, teaman, was fined king drnnk and disorderly in Watt-street, an the ?I ?
SINGLETON. FROM A CORRESPONDENT. October 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 2 November 1861
, SINGLETON. rnou a conncsroM&E.Nr. October 2S, A letter haa b»en received thii day, Hating that our re. I »p««ted townsman Mr. W. Rotton, had met with a savere awiid«nt by tho uptutting of h is gig at Wallabadah, Homo wiodred ruilM from h«re, throwing him out and breaking ' thre« or four of his ribs. Mr. Rotton ii nearly one of the oitlott teaidintt horn, and haa children airl grandchildren ?round him besides many other relations— alun a lur^'o nieie of friendi by whom he iu respected aud esteemed. 1 »»aoere)y hope he may speedily recover. The foregoing only ruaohod us yesterday tnuining, &l- though we ahould hava lud It in time for Wednesday's l*ine.-Ki),-V. C.
MAITLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 2 November 1861
MAITLAN [). '? |M!o»iug upon the reduction nf the price of bread m '? tcmtle, the price of bread at Maitland was reduced on id Moe^ty morning from 3d. to id. !t ISrvre of tub Country. — We have bsen informed '? ?itentlemMi wlio has just returned from the Palermm, ?'» . 1 Hie eouulry looks delightful. The maize is shooting ' . lutifiilly, and the fruit ii progressing favourably, more :*t tlicul»rly the peas and mulberries, some of the trees * lur overloaded. Only ;& small quantity of wheat has been :' Iriiuuiler the impression th:« it would nut piy, but the pncropiare (rrfiiviitj* very fast, and are almost lo.?,p-eliti- '- 1, Tohicco in sliontiuf u» in one or two places, and only »' Mt occajiori.it shower* are required to make the crops nil '? iittcouhl be wished. Many of the settlers are anxiously ». Lulling as to the fate of the Church and School Kinds, '?r proa (he look-out fur such land. re JFort UouRKtt, Diitusa Rivr.n.— \ correspondent *? plnriu from foi- B.jurke, undur...
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 6 November 1861
Friday. November 2. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. The Assembly met at halt-past 3 p.m. The Speaker read a message from the legislative council, intimating that the council agreed to certain alterations made in its amendments upon tho Chinese bill by the assembly. Mr. Cowper stated, in answer to Air. Hannell, that legal possession had not been obtained of the land intended for an Ex change at Newcastle, but that the matter would be settled as soon as possible; also, that it was not intended to vest all reserves of land for public .purposes in tho various municipal councils. t In answer to Mr. Ryan, Mr. Arnold said the government intended taking steps for opening the western railway lino to Rooty Hill, upon completion of the line — that no arrangements had yet been made with the contractors — that the government were aware of tho benefit it would be to travellers — and also of the distance of rthe locality in ques tion from the western highway. 'In answer to a question of Mr. Forster, as to t...
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 6 November 1861
'LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. 'Ihc Legislative Assembly met at half-past three p.m. In answer to Mr. Buchanan, Mr. Cowper stated that, on reference to the Attorney ?Gener.il, it had been found that among a number of cases presided over by Mr. Weston, ?coroner for the district of Rylstouo, in only ?one had he held A.pait mortem examination, and that no fee was charged in such a case. He had made it a rule not to appoint medical men as coroners, but a single ex 'oeption to this rule, had been inadvertently made. Several notices of motions and questions ?liaving been given, tho debate on Mr. Rot 'ton's amendment' on going into committee of supply, condemning tho railway policy of '?the Government, was resumed by Mr. Cura ?TOings, who vehemently denounced tho bad -faith and injustice of the Government in having abandoned the pledge they formerly 'gave for the simultaneous extension of three great railway lines. The honorable member ridiculed the Mudgee tramway scheme ns a ?delusion, and mainta...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 6 November 1861
Mr. Robert Mcstiin, me'mbar fur Tcuterfild.has resigned his seal in t lie Legislative Assembly. AnvKNTUHB Hay Co.\t,.— Mr. .lolin Ahbitt, nf Itonk wihkI, has call ('d aitcnlinii to the coul at Adveulure liny. The ciiiil is sniil to ho uf oxau'.bnt qu.ililv, nml is suppnsi'il to contnin eighty per cent, of carbon, with only nbniit eight pur cent, uf ash. All, however, that lias been ilnnc in thn way nf ih'vclopin» the mineral 'is Dimply tn drive tenor twelve feet into the so'iiUi when its thickness wns fnutid to pain nn inch in ever; foot, being 17 inclus thick At the point reached.— Lutinceston I'xumlner, Octuher lio'. Tnu Wn.vruuii.— Wo have had naother weik nf per. pctilal suushltic. No rain has f.illou (luring the past tii'mlh ulany r'tltiu tothe crops, unr dues theiu appear any lik- li hood of a fall of rain at the prcwnl moaimit. livciything In bcin'j burnt up. Tin potato crop will KicTor consiilera. lily, not only from the drought, hut from the ravai'is of n small nrul) whiuh ...
QUEENSLAND. FRIGHTFUL MASSACRE BY THE BLACKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 6 November 1861
QUEENSLAND. I FiuGr-rn-'UL massacre in' the J! LACKS. () We have Urisluino papura to tin ;)Oth Ojtobcr. Tho (J iHtMisIaud Exhibition was opened on tho 29t!i by the Governor. Tho II tckhtimplan Iliili'l'm of Un- 20ili O tolior, contains an acco nit of a frUhtf.il iiiwis^ii bv tiio blacks, at Mr. Wills station, Nogoa. Mt. Wills! w!io wis fiirmarly a inamherof tha li'^i^lativj Asicinhly in Victoi'in, only left that cotony n few montlis to setilii in Q f.-ensfand. Us was a native of New South Wales, respected and estjuiniid by all wlm kiuiw him, and his Utu will bj severely kit bot!i in Victoria and t'l it c ilony tli it lu w.h now 111 1 d.vj, his In ue. The following are tlia particulars eunlainsd in the JiaUel'm :— A inn) arrivad in llockhampton last (.'veiling (T ios d.iy) with iniulligiMiBoof tha nrirdor of a number of pi.'r-o;n .m Mr. Wills' station, N.igoi, including Mr. Wills liinu 'If. Tin mmjiijjr brings a written di; pmition of t'10 'acts so f.ir as they aru kiown, which w;n m...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 6 November 1861
HotiowAY's -Ointment and Pl1LI-?.-r iS^o your childrcn.-Diseases incident to early l'6-.'11,^, mider the management of the mollier than the ™£'cl'^ : were .parents duly impreflned with the Pfrc«'f£Ml^;', »;,; pouwed by HolW. Ointment in tal ly br *8» tg the rash in measles and gcarlatina, the billi i oi nw. would not weekly registei 58 death! ??»''? 'JfJ^^ y. 50 ?gain* the latter dUea.e. This 'W^HP^ ,33*1* may be rubbed twioe n day upon the 1}™,'^,*$ the youngest invalid with a soothing, J''1'^ n%*H effect. When the child i. placable and obediMl. HoBJJ Pills should be likewise given s but, not if »? ?£,„, tration tease the infant, as the Ointment unaided, »»' tainly though more gradually, our«. — . General Printing Office, Bolton-itwt.
THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 6 November 1861
THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. The usual fortnightly meeting of the council was held on Monday evening, his worship the mayor in the chair. Present — alilurmcn Corlette, Tiy he, Kemp, Pratten, nnd Itoss. Tlie minutes of the Inst meeting were read nnd confirmed. \ v REI'OltTS. In reply to the Mayoii, alilrrninn Tioiik stated that the report on the surveyor's letter, respecting sloping the sides of Church-street, was not yet ready. councsroNUEKcis. A letter was mid from Mr. I'.W. Young, asking lenve to erect two posts in front uf li is residence, in Darby-street. The M a vim having been empowered to deal with nil such matters at thu last inciting, no action wa.s la:. on by the council on this. FINANCE. The M.wou laid upon the tnblc statement of moneys paid into the hands of the treasurer, tince tlie l;i;t meeting, the amount being £57 Vis. 'id. HATE AffH.M.S. . At the instance of tildennitn Coulktte, it was re solved that the mayor slruild arrange with the police magistrate, to hold 11 court ...
WOLLOMBI. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 6 November 1861
WOLLOMJJI. Several of the paddocks in this district sawn with wheat me now showing the elt'ect of the 11 ml; those putions which were covered with water the crop has died, and in instances will yield very little ; in other districts the emps arc in a forward state and piomisiug. A very valuable mare, ihe property of Mr. Kdward Payne, of ibis district, dropped deal whilst in the plough from some unknown cause, ami which is the more cxtraordiu uy, considering I hat she Ikis not b'en worked fir some time, and was in go ni condition, with a foal at side. All arc coinplaining of the 7ueccnt depressed state of the markets. On the liraok th ire are upwards of 1(1(10 bushels of wheat, and for which tb.ere is no sale, the mills being unit'! full Of hjth grain ao I ttonr. It is almost imp jssible to check the pre vailing evil of cattle-stealing in lbs vieiuily of Howe's Valley until a police station or district constable be ap. pointed, to whom immediate application could ha made for re.lress...
THE COLONIAL NEWSPAPER PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 6 November 1861
THE COLONIAL NEWSPAPER PRESS, We take the following from the Oedong\ Chronicle of the 26th October :— t We cannot help thinking that like man; other enterprises in the colony, the newspaper press has been overdone. The tendency of the j colonists is to run to extremes. There is too ( much legislation, too many merchant traden JJ and ' others,' to many lawyers, too many doc tors, and too many— no, we will not say too many clergymeD, although perhaps if we had. fewer in number and of a more improved quality, it would be desirable ; but among those things we have too many of, we may very safely assert we have too many newspapers, and from this circumstance alone is to be attributed the too many evils we suffer from. In Melbourne, with a population of eighty thousand people, whioh includes men, women, children and babies, we have three daily newspapers, with twioe or three times as many Saturday publications ; while in Geelong, with just twenty thousand inhabitant!, we havo one daily an...
NEWCASTLE DISTRICT COURT. FRIDAY. (Before his Honor Judge Parefoy.) CLAXTON V. HICKERY. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 6 November 1861
NEWCASTLE DISTRICT COUltT. , FRIDAY. (Before his Honor Judge Pnrfcloy.) CL.AXTON V. HICKKV. An action for work and labour done. There was no defence, and a verdict was given for the amount claimed, viz., £5 1 Is. 4.}d. SATURDAY. JSUIGGS V. O'NKILL AND HACKETT. Ill this case, a writ of ccrtiorari, removing the case into the. Supreme ?'.ottrt, had been issued in Sydney, on the Previous dav. MAUTIN V. HICKKY. An action for an illegal and excessive distress, in which damages were laid at £100. Mr, Mullens appeared for the plaintiff, anil Mr. Ellis, instructed by Mr. Chambers, for the defendant. The jury re turned a verdict to the amount of £10 10s. damages. TKEI.EVAN V. SMITH An nctioti for malicious prosecution, This case was p istpoucil until the next sittings, on payment of. tlie costs of the day by the defendant. COGIII.AN V. STYLUS The hearing was fixed for Friday, the 8th instant. STKEI.E V IIICKKY. In this cse, the plaintiff sued for the sum of £6 18s., for services rendered as s...
MAITLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Newcastle Chronicle and Hunter River District News — 6 November 1861
MAITLAND, Tempeiuxcr. — A meeting for the formation of a total abstinence society was hell at the School of Arts West Mailland, on Wednesday evening last. At tha close of the proceedings, upwards of SO per sons took the pledge. Tub Voluntbers. — At a meeting of the Morpeth and Kust Mnitland corps, hold on Wednesd.ij' oven ing lust it was resolved that the corps should invite the West Maitlund nnd Newcastle companies to n pic-nic, and a I'd -utily shooting match. The prizes to be given on the occasion are to lie raised l-v each company contributing an oqual sun i'-n- the purpose. It was agreed that the pic-nio nnd shooting match should come oil' on St. Andrew's Day, ut the Mait lauil butts. Accident. — A hoy named John Fnhey, was killed by the full of a tree, 'on Thursday. 'IIiouwav Ilonnniir.— Another startling rohbeiy was perpetrated on tlie Northern (load, about eight miles on this side of Singleton, on Saturday evening. The victim was Mr. Davis, a sub. contractor on the Groat Nor...