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SOUTHERN MEMORANDA. BY AN ERRATIC CORRESPONDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 4 February 1857
SOUTHERN MEMORANDA. I BY AJí EKKATIC COEBESFONDEÎîT. | So the Governmental Bull is to be forthwith taken by the horns by a deputation from the London Pro visional Committee of the Geelong and Ballarat and Adelaide Railway, now upon the sea, en route for Victoria ! This project is being duly heralded in -the Geelong Advertiser, in a rather racy prospectus, the perusal of which will, doubtless, suggest to the Austra lian settler how lamentably ignorant j he is of the country in which he has ' became a dweller. The line is to pass by Mount Dromedary, a place so dis tant, that nobody has ever heard of it out of London, and after mounting the dromedary-or surmounting it rather the company propose to go the entire animal, and not to water their cattle until they -have reached the. fertile plains of Adelaide! The projectors have ascertained beyond a doubt, that the line is, for the most part, level and has no engineering difficulties-no bridges or other expensive works, and that, in fact, ...
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 4 February 1857
I CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. A meeting of the Committee of the Chamber of Commerce took place on Tues day evening. Present: E. B. Gibbs, Esq., President, in the chair; Mei^srs Wilson, Kieruff, Miteliison, Twiss, and Jones. The minutes of the former meeting were read, confirmed, and signed. The secretary read copy of a letter, for warded to the hon. the Surveyor-General, recommending the petition of certain resi dents on the Flat, praying to have the whol e of the district surveyed. The copy of a letter sent to the hon. the Treasurer, applying for Postal Communica tion to Dunolly and Chinaman's. GUNPOWDER. Mr Miteliison one of the Sub-Committee appointed to make arrangements for extra storage for Gunpowder, read, the report " That having waited upon Mr Fostei-and Mr Sherard, and explained the necessity for either an extension of the present magazine, or for another to be built, so as to afford more accomodation to storekeepers, by storing the large quantities of gunpowder now on the diggin...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 4 February 1857
«?$t star" MAIN BOAB, BALLARAT. THE Proprietors beg to thank their friends for the numerous ordere with which they have hitherto been favored, and in soliciting a con tinuance of patronage, take the opportunity thus afforded them of stating that, ra order to meet the increased demands for speed on the part of their customers, they have made large additions to their stock of PRINTING j MACHINES, PRESSES, JOBBING AND ; FANCY TYPE, as well as every description of COLORED INKS AND PAPERS, and are now prepared to execute orders on the ! SHORTEST EEASOKABLK XOTICE, at prices Only j equalled by the larger establishments in Mel- j bourne or Geelong. As a sample of their Prices they give the following List for Printing in every day use : Posting Bills. Size of Star sheet, per 100 .£1 15 Oj Every additional 100 . 0 15 0 ! Half'size of Star sheet 100 . 1 5 0 J Every additional 100 . 0 10 0 J Quarter size of Äarsheet 100 . 0 15 0 NOTE.-Colored paper for any of the above . per 100 additional, 5s...
LOCAL COURT. Tuesday, 3rd February. [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 4 February 1857
I TiORAi COURT. " I ? -f ~~ - - - I^Mnvman --" .Wk»». 'H^^oV^^^p VoaWart, Walton. "Bray, Tte btishiMB tokened with some conver sation -with tte Cleric-who had omitted to comnraBicate with the several anxveyors on the leads uponike advent af theJSewRe eni^»""», an* 'infera* them of the change futheir position,which took place as -soon as the New Eeguiations came in force. Thé C»erfcá¡>pteaT*a'to tetafasi by surprise, and intimated to the Court that he was not I aware his duties comprised his making - the said coirununication. With referecee to a letter from Mr Surveyor Cusack, applying -for authority to act for the Durham lead, it had beed mislaid. m ""'. Coleman & Webb v. Wall--For breach of Clause 8 of the Regulations of 9th Jann aly, 1857. , , . ." Mr Cope and Mr Barny for plamtaffa. lb Cope introduced the case, observing that defendant had refused to register his clients for certain unoccupied ground on Frenchman's lead. The action was to de termine the right af his cl...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 4 February 1857
IMPOUNDED at BACCHUS MABSH, 23rd January, 1857. "1 grey mare, draught, NI conjoined near shoulder, shod, short tail. 1 bay mare, near hind coronet white, saddle and collar marked, shod, JB con joined top of near shoulder (the upper part of the B very indistinct), short tait On the 24th January.-1 chesnnt horse, draught, few white hairs in forehead, silver mane and tail, roach back, no visible brand. 1 brown horse, few white hairs in forehead, AC near neck, long taiL To be claimed on or before the 4th March, 1857. IMPOUNDED at MEREDITH, 32nd ¡ January, 1857. 1 strawberry poley cow, ! near ear marked, like NYL near ribs. 1 red j and white heifer, near ear marked, like NYL near ribs. 1 brown steer, little white, like w reversed off .rump, like blotched C off back, ; like (3 off back. 1 red bullock, little white, both ears marked, C near ribs I 3 (square top). On 23rd January. 1 bay marc, star, black ? points, near hind fetlock white, long switch tail« ! Jj^ near neck, TB near shoulder,...
THE CHINESE QUESTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 4 February 1857
THE CHINESE QUESTION. ¿HE question ot c túnese immigration is clearly a difficult one. A very general feeling exists against the whole race. If this feeling be traced to its origin, it will be discovered to arise in a great many cases from per sonal dislike. Some few entertain moral and religious objections to their introduction, but the mining popula tion are opposed to them chiefly on account of their interference with water rights and the impossibility of making them understand. The state or the legislature have, however, as little to do with their religion as with their morals, so long at least as the improper tendencies of the .latter be not intruded on public notice ; and any one wbo founds thereon an argu ment against Chinese immigration, must be prepared to acknowledge a state religion and a statute code of morals. The other bijection bas some vitality and strength. The Chinese do most materially inter fere ïffîkthe supply of ^pfer la iamy places, a^ifiTsomiin^c^.brcaches of...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 4 February 1857
One Hundred ató ^went^ Boanda i» be giren away to*b»patroiu*f:tfie; j CKAÄLtE NAPIER 33H2ATRE, ' From February 9th to March 2nd, 1857. ; ____ : . ?? ? : Tickets 5s. each, wHeh^tiüsG.ihe holder fe>: five admissions to the Pit, or two ip ¿he Boxes, on any one night (excepting a. Benefit) tat .the above tenn, with a share in the 1 GRAND GIFT EN1ERPRISE. - First Gift. £100 0 0 : Second Gift. 10 O o Third Gift .,_ 6 O O Fourth Gift. 5 0 0 £120 0 0 leo per cent, to be deducted from the Gifts, te be given to the Ballarat Hospital. Tickets limited to Three Thousand. On the night of drawing, which will be daly advertised, a Committee of Management, com posed of the under-mentioned gentlemen : -Mr W. B. Robinson (President of tile Bal Erat Hospital). Mr Robert Walsh (Barrister). Mr T. S. Cope (Barrister). Mr S. Irwin. Mr W. C. Smith (Auctioneer and Land Agent). Messrs T. & W. Brown. WAI superintend the following plan of drawing. Corresponding numbers to those sold will be placed in...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 4 February 1857
DIED, &nbsp; At St. Kilda, on tbe 31st January, of con- numption, Mr. John Viney, aged 26 years, deeply regretted by his employers, Messrs E. and S. Gibbs, and a large circle of friends on Ballarat. Worcester papers will please copy. On the 2nd instant, Isabella Maria, the in- fant daughter of Mr Clegg, of the firm of Clegg and Bailey, Sturt-street, Ballarat.
GOLDEN POINT LEAD. GOLDEN POINT LEAD. [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 4 February 1857
I OOT.T»KN PönSTT LEAD. I GOLDEN POINT LEAD. &nbsp; &nbsp; On Tuesday evening, the Central Com mittee of the Golden Point, Gravel Pits, anl Malakhoff leads held their usual weekly meeting at Chidlpw's Stotel, on the Township. MrPavelin occupiéd the chair. The Chairman stated that the business of the evening was for the old committee to hand over the accounts to the new com mittee. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. The newly-elected committee-men from the three leads then produced their creden tials. Some of the amalgamated companies having sent more than one representative to the Committee, it was determined that-no amalgamated claim should send more than one representative. It vas proposed by Mr O'Connor and se conded by Mr M'lutyre, " That the Com mittee-men who had been elected should form the Central Csmmittee of the Golden Point Lead, with power to add to their number, as thc amalgamated claims increased.--Carried. A letter was read fr...
The Star. DAILY ISSUE. WEDNESDAY, 4TH FEBRUARY, 1857. GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISE. [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 4 February 1857
itttt. DAILY ISSUE . WEDNESDAY, 4TII FEBRUARY, 1857. GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISE. IN the latter portion of the letter which we published yesterday, under the signature of " Viator," and which so strongly advocates the Government system of railways, that it might have been written by the veritable Mr Richard Woolley himself, or by some one equally interested in the disposal of the £6,000,000 of public money, which is about to be expended for the benefit of Melbourne and its suburbs, the novel doctrine is propounded that profit is no object with the Government in the construction of their railways. The increased value and sale of the lands, the settlement of the people, the progress of civilisation, (!) and the in creased comfort and welfare of the ' community ; " these,"says "Viator" with an air of triumph which in him is excus able, "these are the legitimate profits of railways constructed by Government ; but they are such as would afford no inducement to the enterpri...
Open Column. [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 5 February 1857
__J®55K Column. " For the opinions of Correspondents expressed here we are not responsible : we give every phase of intelligently expressed opinion à place in this column, refusing no useful fet ter merely because its sentiments differ from our own."
REGISTRATION WITHOUT EFFECT. (To the Editor of the Star.) [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 5 February 1857
' REGISTRATION WITHOUT EFFECT. (To the Editor of the Star J HIB,-±"ermit me tnrougtt tue mediara ot" your journal, to offer a few remarks on the manner in which the registered parties on Gray's lead are dealt with, before the members of the Local Court, where justice ought to be ad ministered, but Alas ! where the great bug-bear law has entered and driven justice entirely from within it« walls. This any conscien tious person will admit, when once made acquainted with our position. I belong to the parry of number 12, which claim we com me aced operations on, as soon as number 7, and 8 were bottomed, sinking our shaft where, according to the course of the supposed lead, we were most likely to strike it, but after con tending with a considerable quantity of water, we bottomed 10 feet too shallow ; we put a drive in about 14 feet, but found the decline so little and -the water so troublesome, that we agreed to sink another shaft, which we immediately commenced at the distance of about 4...
BALLARAT GOLD CIRCULAR. Ballarat, 4th February, 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 5 February 1857
BALLARAT GOLD CIRCULAR. | Ballarat, 4 th February, 1857 fjold continues at the sarao price as last week, from £3 18s. 3d, to f 3 ISs. 6d, being »he purchasing rate?. The market has been exceedingly dull, very little having changed hand?. The escort of this day takes down : - From Ballarat to ESCORT. Melbourne.... Creswick to Melb. Ballarat to Geelong Creswick to Gnelong 10,9.59 10 £21,353 0 0 769 5 OOO 0 0 266 0 a 0 0 0 0 u Anal 11,728 13 £21,619 0 0 DEPOSITS. m. dwts. ,1. deposit 25th/au. 28,703 0 1.411 0 0 Deposited this wk 1.774 5 Ooo Withdrawn do. i,306* 0 32 0 0 Gold & money un Balance 2nd Feb. 29,171 5 1,379 0 u!
PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. Tuesday, 3rd February, 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 5 February 1857
PROCEEDINGS IN PARLIAMENT. LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. Tuesday, 3r¿ February, 1857. In the absence of the Speaker, who with other members of Parliament, was on a special visit to Gipps Land, Mr Aspiiudl. Chairman of Committees, was voted to theSpeakerVchair. On proceeding to business CAKBIBBi" UCBIiSKS^ Mr Pylte gave notice that on Friday nexjt fae would more m committee, that it is ex , pedient to provide for the better regulation m^reMlutions, hé should m^^^ sfcrtion trf m-mowmi"Taa«aft «T be marked " six "-in. the series. That lands of ^4fcñdclass snail not be sold by publie auction unless such- lauds shall haye been : ?first submitted to sale by public auction, nnil'saot sold. 11 \_Addendvm."l When all such lands shall be open to seleetioá by intending iona fide occupierâ fat twelve months thereafter. in the manned following :-The purchases of eighty acres shall be entitled, where practicable, toa like quantity adjoining his purchase, for strictly pastoral purposes, at an aanhalrent o...
CHINAMAN'S FIAR. (From [?]) 3d February, 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 5 February 1857
a caution to unqualified medical prac iitioneis ~rl^ 'may^merrfirÄ^ÖK-l>rT CSarkson, 4 quack doctor tmtfeeïMain road ' here, undertook' to attend a wonian-at^-B^'Betdiinngfe finement. iSrom Hs ignorance pf ,|he ¡proper treatment to lie foUowed/me woman died wfaüe under his care, and an inqnejBt was held, when the folio wsd îngfiiiaâict^^ ¡tajM ^ Äe ^eÄeä, Isabella ÍÍK&viii, died from'loss of blood after child - birth, from=the want of proper medical shill on the pact of the medical prac titioner engaged to attend her," Dr. Clarkson was then committed to take his trial at Castlemaine, at the next Criniinal Sessions, on the charge of manslaughter. The examination of the three per sons arrested on the charge of haring murdered the man Cronen will take place to-morrow (Wednesday). From what Ï can learn, there is every pro bability that the perpetrator of the deed will be discovered. There are some important "changes going on in the matter of our streets, or rather road. The M...
POLICE COURT. Wednesday, 4th February. (Before W. Turner, Esq., P.M., and Captain Hall, J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 5 February 1857
POLICE COURT. Wednesday, Ith February. (Before W. Turner, Esq., P.3Í., and Captain j Han, S.V.) ! Thomas Towling was fined 20s., or in de j fault twenty-four hours' imprisonment. I George Douglas and James Stanley were charged with obstructing the footpath. Sergeant Bobin son deposed that the bul ; lock-dray of the prisoners was drawn up i across the road, thereby obstructing it, and preventing any other vehicle from passing. Constable Cawley corroborated the evi- ¡ ¡ dence of Sergeant Robinson, j Mr Lewis, who appeared for the prisoners, j having addressed the Bench, they were each ; fined 40s., or in default of payment, three I days' imprisonment. j . William Hewett was charged with obstruct ing the Main-road. Sergeant Robinson deposed-That the ac cused was very violent when spoken to. Constable Cawley gave similar evidence. On behalf of the prisoner a witness named Thomas Whittington was called, who said that he was standing on his cart, talking to the prisoner, when the police :...
Commercial. BALLARAT SHARE MARKET. 3d February, 1857. [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 5 February 1857
Commercial._ BALLARAT SHARE MARKET. 3d February, 1857. GOLDEN POINT LEAD.-SitarÏS did not rite mach in value. The prices arc, with a few exceptions, the same as last week, viz. : -Nos 15 to 18 Clarendon Gold Mining Company, 300/. 19 to 24 Union do. do , 180/. 25 to 50 Great Eastern do. do., 180/. 31 to 3.Î North Grenville do. do., 150/. 36 to 40 Grand Junction do. do., 147/. 41 to 45 Homeward Bound dc. do., ti 67. 46 to 56 do. do., 80/. 51 to 55, sales only to be effected conditionally. 5G to 80, 40/. Cl to 65. 20/. Prom 66 up to 85, from 15/. to 5/. GUAVEL PITS LEAD.-Buyers are kept back by the unsettled state of things on this lead. NIGHTINGALE, MIXERS' RIGHT, REDAX, AND MALAKKOFF LEADS.-There is scarcely any demand at present for shares in these lead?, but there is every indication that things will bhortly impro ve, and shares will find ready buyers. SEBASTOPOL AXD WHITE HORSE LEADS. -There are very valuable shares in the market, but the demand is jost now rather dull. LADT BASEL...
DISCUSSION SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Star — 5 February 1857
[ _DISCUSSION SOCIETY. | un monday evening tne adjourned oe Dare on " The influence of gold discoveries" was resumed. Mr Batten would not affirm that the gold disoveries were at unalloyed good, still they had mitigated the evils attendant on scarcity of employment and food. Trade was in creased. The free political institutions of this colony would open the eyes of those at home to their rights. Mr Willey had. travelled many lands, and he had seen none tha t offered the inducements i that this did to settle, and he thought that seventy per cent, of the present population : would do so. Mr Cathie stated that those who had emigrated to the United States and Canada were better off than those who had emigrated ! to the gold countries. The digger waa not benefited. The disproportion of the sexes was an evil. And half the gold was expended on intoTi"»tj"g drinks, which only increased our social evils. Mr Gray.-According to a calculation, admitted by Mr Cathie, the diggers at Se bastopol ha...