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TOPDRESSING PASTURE FIELDS, MEADOWS, & YOUNG GRASSES. (NORTH BRITISH AGRICULTURIST.) [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
TOPDRESS1NG PAST'URg :FIEIA)S, MEAI)O S1 , &, YOUN( G (l.AS:\SI,: . (NORT|ir ,lI'I'I4ii A aOI U.IUR h IST,.) TILE practice of topdressing grass lands is 'not -so general aas it ought to be. ,For not withstanding the diflbrolce between the amount of the produce obtained from lands which have been nmanured on the surfilco .compared with that procured from lauds of a similar quality, but not manured, is usually so great as to leave a considerable p)rofit on the outlay, tpdlressing grass is very excep tional. The advanutag aceruing fri'on the practice is, besides, not conlined to one season, but the ellffects can generally be traced during the second, and sometimes for several seasons-the continued action of the m1uanurcs being in a great umeasure dependent upon their constituent elements, the manurial con dition of the soil, and the requirements of the plants. Those f'ertilisers which supply lime, silicates, pl)ospIhtes, potash, and soda. are the most lasting; while the action ...
LAND COMMISSION. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
LAND COMMISSION, Orr Tu'sday last, Mnt. A. MIorrah, from the Lause Department, assisted by Mr. Harding from the samo office, and Mr. J. Young, J.P., sat in the Courthouse, Bacchus Marsha, ne a Commission to hear and decide upon applications to occupy land under the 42nd clause. Mr. Stuart Murray, con tract surveyor for the distriet, was also present. The proceedings commenced at ten o'clock, and lasted barely one hour. The applications were not very numerous, and in no case was there any. persistent opposition. The procels of granting the applications was of the briefest possible nature, but at the same time we heard no complaints, and have every reason to believe that the applicants will do the State service as bone fido agriculturists. After the oetusl business of the Comminssion had terminated, several intending licensees consulted Mr. MIorrah as to the course they should pursue. Mr. T'imothy Leohey desired to obtain a grazing license for land whereon he now resides, fronting lot...
SELECTED POETRY. WAITING. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
SELECTED POETRY. WAITING. 'I hadv waited while primroses faded, [ liav waited till violets are dead, -Till the thickening buds oni the ohesnut boughs ' Grew loafy ,and full overhead. ýTiwo 's groy his passed over my trosses, And lines on my tebiples are sown; jI have waited till harvest is gathered, And the white summer clover is mown. I:havo waited long under the olm-trees, '111 the green of the boceches grows brown; ,I have waited while loaves of the lindons In autumn come fluttoring down, I have waited through light and through darkness, I have wailted in sunshine and rain; I .am waiting for one who may never Come back from the rough son again.
MAIN ROAD FROM BACCHUS MARSH TO BLACKWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
MAIN ROAD PROMI BACCHUS MARSH TO BLACKWOOD. M?Esss. G. G. Paterson and G, Grant were on -Tuesday last introduced to the Minister of Roads and Railways by Mr. J. T, Smith, M.L.A., as a doputation for the purpose of requesting that the road to Blackwood for five miles through the lBacchus Marsh district might be declared a main Government road. They asked that the main road should be declared to commence from thejunction of the Ballarat and Blackwood roads, near the Presbyterian Church on the Pentland Hills. It was stated by the members of the deputation that the producers of Bacchus Marsh and its neighbour hood found in Blackwood one of their principal markets, but they were placed at a great disadvan tage through competition with the Government Railways; and the formation of a good road would place them on a fair footing to compete with the other places from which Blackwood received its supplies. 'This road, the deputation submitted, would bo the natural way-of traffic from Melbourn...
CORRESPONDENCE. [We are not responsible for the opinions expressed by our correspondents.] A VAGRANT. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
CORRESPONDENOE. [We are not responisible for the oqpinions expressed bU our correspondents.J A VAGRANT. To the Editor of the Erpresa, Smn,-We poor diggers on Goodman's Creek are subject to a great annoyance, for which the law seems to have provided no remedy.. Perhaps you could suggest something which might relieve us from the burden of our affliction. We have living here, more like a wild beasb than anything else, a man whose crankiness has more of laziness than anything elso in it, and who about once a month robs us of our little stores, hard.earned though they be. You will scarcely credit that we have been subject to this sort of thing, off and on, for the last six years; and though constant complaints have been made, the only punishment he has received has booeen two months under the Vagrant Act, a punishment which seems to suit his constitution rather than otherwise; for directly it is over, back lie comnies to the old locality, expressing great approval of the arraugements in ...
BALLAN SHIRE ENGINEER. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
BALLAN SHIRE ENGCINEER. To the Editor of the Express. SIR,-I am reluctantly obliged to notice another misrepresentation, " Honesty the Second'a" latest. I have only time to say that the bridge referred to was reported by me to the Council to be in a dangerous state a mouth before tendors were invited for repairing it', and six weeks before the day appointed for receiving tender , There was only one tender sent in: my opinion of it was asked, and I stated that [ considered it too high. Councillor Graham was of a similar opinion, and it was not until Councillor Duncan reminded the Council that I had ceoveral weoks previously reported the structure to be unsafe, and theu urged the necessity of immediate repair, that the Council consented to accept the tendrlr, Two months ago, I did not think yoet could have so long continued not only to tolerate,but to assist in, the circulation of so many unblushing uutruthi as have from timo to time issued from the turbid imaginatioun of thei hypocri...
FRIENDLY SOCIETY AT MYRNIONG. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
FRIENDLY SOCIETY AT MYRNIONG. A MEETING convened by advertisement, of persons desirous of joining a Friendly Society at Myr. niong, took place at the Myrnioug Hotel on Saturday evening last. There was a numerous attendance, and Mr. George Grant was called to the chair. Delegates from neighbouring Societies put in an appearance to advocate the merits of their respective Orders, and they wore well r*eceived. . Mr. Gray, of the Grand United Order of Odd. fellows, Blackwood, in a very able address, set forth the superiority of Oddfellowship, not only in a pecuniary, but a social or fraternal point of view as a benefit society. lHe represented it to be unequalled, and its stability beyond question. Its intiquity, too, added to its merits, the Order having been founded by and in the reign of Vespasian, the Roman Emperor. The speaker submitted to a severe cross-examination by the delegates of other Orders, but was well supported by four brethren who accompanied.him. Brother Morrison humoro...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
THE NATIONAL BANK OF A- USTIRALASIA. BACOHUS MARSH BRANCH, PAII)DU CAPII'TAI'A . . z540,000 IEBERVEJY V JUNJ) U , , £140,000 C UURIRENT RATES of INTEREST ALLOWED On Moneys deposited for fixed periods. JOHN CONYNOGIAM M'CAUSLAND, Manager. SHIRE OF BALLAN. REGISTRATION OF' DOGS, 1868. A LL perools being owners, of Unregistered Dots, or having such in their possession after tho 15th day of January, 18(8, will be PROSECUTED. The following lDeputy legistrars have boon ap pointed for thu purpoce of registering dogs, viz.:-, Mr. SY. Coovi.us, Uordons. IMr. ClHARlit;s F'ou'EAN, 'geQrlton. lMr. II;inRY \%VWAIau:, Blalckwood. Mrt. tEo. tis. Yrl::rl, Ilorrisoin. t. 11. YOJUNG, Secretary, &e. BALLAN SHIRE COUNOIL. S :EALED TiENDI)EIS, addresed to the President ) of the Council, will be received until WEI). NESDAY, the 15th day of JAN UAIt.Y, 1868, ait the hour of 11 a.m., for the following works, viz.:- Contract No. t6.-b'orming, gravelling and draining about 12 clhains of road near Pre...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
TIIE IMPORTED PURE CLYDESDALE STALLION, "LORD GLASGOW," Wl'il Standr this Season at BIt 0 AD L A ND 8, Bacchus Marsh, 1 ORD GLASGOW is flvo years old, of great Ljstrength, and lino action. Ios was bred by Mr. Weir, one of the first brooders in Lanarkshire. Ttiars :-£5 10s. and £5. Groom, 2s. Od. Arrangemonts have beeoon made ith Mrs, James for her well-known paddocks, wiero overy care will be taken, but without responsibility. For partioulars apply at the statles, or of Mr. J. ITAoEnTaY. * ý Twenty Sovereigns will J1 given by the owner of LORD GLASOW to the lcal AgrinulturaI Society, to be divided into prizes of .£10, £A, and £4, for yearlings the progeny of the above horse. W. MOIILEY. "YOUNG ROB ROY," AN IMPORTE)D PURE B1RED CLYDESDALE STALLION, i'ill Standl this Season at tihe ?isai Hill 'Paddock, )I:elgn as QUAVEN'S pARiM, Within two muiles of Bacohus Narsh, and adjoining Darloy, where there is splendid grass., YOUNG ROD ROY (half brother to Blackleg), is a puro bred dlydosdale ...
MARKETS. MELBOURNE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
IMARKETS. MIELBOUIRNE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8. N. MI'CAw AND ANO'I'II , Produce ]Brokers, Royal Ilorse 13azaar, Molbourne, report pricoe realised for week ending January 8, as follows:- Flour, Victorian wire dressed, £14 to .,215 per ton; English barley, 5s. per bushel; Cape barloy, 3s, 3d. to Us. Od.; feed oats, 3s. Od. to 4s. ld.; blue peans, 4s. ad. to 5s.; grey pens, 4s, 4d, to ,Is. Gd.; porenmial grass seed, 4s. Od. to is, Gd.; prairie grass seed, s,. 3d. to 5s.; bran, bags in, s1. Id,.; maizona ditto, bags charged, lid.; pollard, bags in, 1i. dd. to is, 5d.; bacon, medium to prino, (3d. to d,. per lb.; inferior and damaged, 381d. to 6?d.; cheese, 5(d. to 8d.; potted butter, Gd. to 7;d.; fresh better, 61d. to 8d.; lard, Id. to Gd.; honey, Gd.; eggs, Pd. to is. id, per dozen; bark, batgs returned, 2 10 Os. per ton. Mlc\ss.?l 7 DALMAIIOY CAIPUIIn,, AND Co. report, 8th Janatruy:-Fat Cattle: 9(0 head forward for the week, 630 of which have been disposed of this dlay, consisting for t...
MELTON ROAD BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
IMILTON ROAD BOARD. TirEn: wa 110no meeting of the Board on Friday, the 3rd inst., Mr. `\loylas being the only nmember present at 4 p.m. Adjourned the meeting to Monday, the Gth inst., at the usual hour--3 p.m. At the adjourned meeting of the Board held on Monday, the 6th inst., the members present were -Messrs. Porter (Chairman), Ross, Ryan, Moylan and Blackwood. The minutes of last' meeting were read and con firmed. Copies of letters written were read and approvcd. It wee proposed by ?,ir. Ross (notice of motion having ben giv.en at the Inst meeting), seconded by Nr. Blahckwood, and carried-"' That the roso lution passed at a lmeeting, of the Board hold on the 27th Scptcmbsr, 1867, respecting the allowance by John I)evanny of .e0, on account of metal not Ibing broken to the speciid gd page, bc reaC:iCded.' Proposed by Mr. ]Ross, seconded by Mr. Black wood -"'.'lhat the jm allowed by John Devanny in respect of the instal supplied on contracts No. S1x, 82x and 83x, be repaid by the ...
MOUNT EGERTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
MOUNT EGERITON. (lnot A COluSPONDaENT.) I (rAVU nothing new to communicato in our mininng (dopartlluent, oceopt the occasional visit of scome, of the mnnaue, re of the largo companies in lallar)t|. We were honoured by ait visit from Mr. Norton, managor of tho Sir William Don, alaso by the nmunager of the Nowington Estato and by other genlloomen this wook. They were shown over the whole of the works, both abovo and belo1w, by Mr. Bailey, the manager of the Egerton Gold Mining Company, and the appearance of the reef going north eclipsed nll that these practical gentlemen over saw. The great case of Learmonth v. the Puddling Company is expected to be heard in dMelbourne this wceek, as far as the injunction is concerned, but the main caeo will not come off till February. The late rain was highly beneicial to the crops ereo; some of them on the creek running by thoe Alllshroom porter store, on the road to the JIunin. yong Station, look magnificent. I was through a splendid crop of wheat ...
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL. MONDAY, JANUARY 6. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
IJALLAN SHI.RE COUNCIL. MoNar, JANUaaY 6. OmDnNARoy meeting, ladjourned from the let inst. Presoent-Councillorsa M'l'herson (the I'residont), Duncan, Millyard, Osborne, Atkinson, and Blako. The minuutea of the heit meeting were road and eontirniod. T1ENDERS. The following tendors wore accepted :-Malcollll MI'Phelron, works at Brouglhtm's Creek, £78; David Brown, formation of culvert, &c., north of Kennedy's, £87 2s.; Jomnce Kiennedy, for clearing roads in ihtllan area, at 13. 9d. per chain; Malcolm M'Phoraon, cutting N1orrison's 11ill, .£54; John Swannell, works near ilanrahan's, £74 12a. Tl.hi tendoer was not accomIpanied with a de3posit, according to the rule laid down by the Council. Soveral Councillors objected to its being received on that ground, but noas r. Swannell was in Itton dance, and said that he was under the imprcl)eion that it was only necessaary to give a depoitr on tilt, tender being accepted, the Council resolved to let the contract to himi, rather than ca...
GISBORNE v. RIDDELL'S CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
GIS3BOQRNE v. RIDDELL'S CREEK. A CaRcuiEr Match between Clubs of the above places was reported by us last week. We now append the score: 1IDDELL's CEECK--First Innings.-W. Snowball, b R. Haines, 0; B?artratn, b T. F. Hamilton, 1; R. Scott, I b wr b R. Haines, 3; J. M'Gilchrist, b T. P. Hamilton, 3; J. Cartor, not out, 16; J. Amess, b R. Hlaines, 4; S. Amess, b T. F. Hamil ton, 3; G. Stokes, b T'. F. Hamilton, 0; H. Kettle, b T F. Hamilton, 0 M'Cann, 1 b w, b T. F. Hamil ton, 2; W. Robertson, e Moore, b T. F. IRamilton, 4; byes 4, leg bye 1, 5; tot al, 41. Second Innings J. Carter, a J. Thomson, 1.t; 1. Scott, b J. Moore, 0; J. MI'Gilchrist, run out, 18; VW. Snowball, a Robortson, b '1T. F. Hamilton, 7; G. Stokes, c and b T. F1, Hamilton, 0; J. Amess, I b w, b T. 'F. Hamilton, 2; S. Amess, b Moore, 0; W. Robert sonl, run out, 4.; farhnsn, not out, 1 ; M'Cann, b Moore, 0; II. Kettle, c Robertson, b T. F. Hamil ton, 2; byes 4, videsi 3, 7; total 64, Total, two innings, 105, Gjieou? Nr....
GISBORNE. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
GIBBORNE, (FRsnO OUR OWN ConRUESPONDENT.) ON Monday afternoon, 6th inst., when the ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Gisborno United District Road Board should have booeen held, a difflonity presented itself which prevented the members present from transacting any business. As the Board was formerly composed of six members, three members formed a quorum, but now that there are nine members, it takes five members to form a quorum; and although the three newly.elected members weore present, together with threo'of the old mnmbors, the former could not act as members, not having made and signed the necessary declaration before ajustico, as required by the Act; and there being no J.P. at hand to receive their doclarations, the meeting was adjourned. It was arranged that a special meeting should be held on Monday, 13th inst.
COURTS OF PETTY SESSIONS. BACCHUS MARSH. MONDAY, JANUARY 6. (Before Shuter, Esq., P.M., and Dr. Rae, J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
COVRTS OF PETTY. SESSIONS lACCOJUS MLAUSJI. MONDAY, JANUAII 0. (Before (Shuter, Finq., P.MR., and D~r. Rae, J.P.)) Douglity v. Craig. ISutored b~y rniehkco )1mmouaot, rotrrnablo till I361 inst, Doigh~ty v. Parker. No appenaraco, Ann Craven v. J. J. Main. Charging excessive damages on cattle impounded by defendant. Mr. Coll for complainant. W. Anderson, poundkeepor, Bacehuu Marsh, examined: loceived flive horses and two bullocks from defendant, for which Ga. a head damages was demanded. -1The proper trespass fee in (id. a head for unenclosed land, and Gs. io head for enclosed land. Frederick Whittingiham examined: The land in question is unenclosed. Took the live horses and two bullocks from the pound, and paid the GS, per head damages demanded, Cross-examined by MIr. Main : The cattle would have to pass through a fence to roach the crop. [The witness, at tihe request of the Bench, drow aL rough plan of the locality.] By Mr. Main (who submitted another sketch of the land): That is no...
PUBLIC MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
PUBL)IC MEIETING. IN accordance with an announcement made last week, the Ministerial supporters in IlBahus Marsh met on Saturday evening, at the l3rder Inn, for the purpose of concorting measous to secure the return of Messrs. King, Riddoli and Smith ns menmbercs of the Legislative Asaenll!y for West h]ourke. The attendance was gotd in nliuibers annd influenco, and the greatest una:tinity prevailed. James Young, Esq., J.P., was vwted to the chair. The clHAIrMI?lAN stated that it was conidred advisable that this preliminary meeting shuhld be heold of thos1e rfavor''hable to the present imnbers, to take stops to seIcm' thie return of 1iMessrs IKing, RIiddell and Smnitlh. It miightl be premati:o, but as there maIy bo a cont est, mad ias the time ltLweelO now and the polling is short, they weore thl'r for the purpose of itpl,ointing a Com mit.to, and expressing by rrro;lution their opinion uliin this most important crisis. It was scalrely liissiary for him to tspeak upon the politiecal ...
BALLAN. MONDAY, JANUARY 6. (Before Dugald M'Pherson, Esq., J.P., and Walter Duncan, Esq., J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
]DALLAN, MoNDA, JANUARY 6. (Beforo Dugald I'Pherson, Esq., JP., and Walter Duncan, Esq., J.P.) William Shannon applied for a .eer liconse. Granted,. Jonathan Wisenan applied for a publican's license. Granted.
MELTON. TUESDAY, JANUARY 7. (Before C. Shuter, Esq., P.M.) [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
MElITON. 'LTU'ESDAY, JANUIA1Y . . (Before U. SShutor, Esjq., P.M.) Augusto Sbhoh0 r v. . L, hdon Minnau. Debt board and lodging--J25 13e. 4d. No return of JuLrvico of the etsuIiinons. S?tao v. .Thomase Gordn. Debt, board and lodging--.t l9s. 9d, Order for .X4 17s. 9d., with 5s, costs. Police v. Henry Cunablo. Dunk, &c. Fined Ga. In default, twelve hours imprisonmu nt, Same v. Samuo, Resisting proscoutor in the execution of his duty. Fined &s. In default, twenty.four hours imprisonment. Augusto Shobler v. John Sullivan, Debt, board, lodgingd &o.-J:4 10a. 3ld. Order for 17s.; in deflault, distress. A slaughtering license was granted to George Missen. T'he Court adjourned to the 21st inst.
BLACKWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 11 January 1868
BLACKWOOD. &nbsp; &nbsp; (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) A MEETING of the supporters of Messrs. King, Riddell, and Smith, was held on Friday evening last, in the Oddfellows' Hall, Golden Point. The attendance was very small, somewhat about twenty persons being present. Messrs. Walker and Vinson proposed and seconded motions favourable to the present members, and Mr. Miller appeared in opposition. It appears through some blunder on the part of those who were interested in the return of Mr. Magnus as a member of the Ballan Shire Council, that the papers nominating that gentleman did not reach the hands of the returning officer until two hours after the time required. Mr. Ryan, therefore, takes his seat at the Council without opposition; but another election for this Riding will occur in a few months, and when that time comes I trust that the nominators of Mr. Magnus will exercise more discretion. There is every probability of a reaction in min- ing matters, as the variou...