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TERRIBLE DEATH OF THE GEELONG STATION-MASTER. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
TERRIBLE.i DEATH OF : THE GEELONG STATION-MASTER. One-of the greatest catastrophes that has happened in Geelong for a number of years occurred on Monday morning,' ',hodi it 'was discovered that Mr. Joseph Henry, railway station-master here, had committed suicide by drowning. -From facts that havo-since transpired it appears ho has been in a dcsa ponding state of minid'for sbmo time past. I had'a quarter'of alt hour's conversation w?;itli him on'the 'platfoti'bon Saturday night, 'when to all outward appearance he was in ex collent health amid spirits. Last night iibdlit 6 o'clock ho 'kissed his-wife and' childorn, and said they ivould never 'see him again, but as e ho adi so ofton made the same remark, little or no notico' was taken of it. l[ow ever, he seems to have been determined upon ending his life, for besides tying two rail way chairs to his foot, heo lfstoned his hands and legs so, that all possibility, of' his attempting to save himself wutsld be pro cluded. lie then climboe...
MERINO. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
MER.IN O. (eno3r oun dws cORESPONOENT). - The Best forgery case, tried before the local bench on Thursday, caused considerable excitement, ?,nd I-certainly think Senior Constable Kennedy conducted the caseo.ll through with great ability. I have sent an account of the proceedings. The Mutual Improvement Society's Concert camle off, as announced, on Thursday even ing: the patronage bhstowed was hardly worthy the occasion. The performance was entirely amateur, and therefore I camnot pass i a greater eulogium upon the performers than to say they all did their very best, ,and were appreciated accordingly. One marked feature of the entertainment wag the splendid piano manipulation of a young lady amateur, hitherto unknown to the public, and who, let us hope now the ice is broken, will often delight a Merino audience with her musical brilliance.
SOCIALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
SOCIALITIES. There is something very delightful in the disposition that looks always on the bright side of everything. I have been lamenting the necessity which has caused our beautiful esplanade to be erased fromt the map of Portland, but this feeling of disgust at the inevitable has been considerably modified lately. Meeting a lady tile other day, who would, I thought,sympirthise in the mathetical, I accosted her with the usual " what a pity this view should be co spoiled." when she gave this practical rejoinder--" the cutting will be the making of this end of the town, the green is pretty, but we can't live upon grass." Since the advent of the clever phrenolo giste to the town, a good many amateurs are trying to remember what they once know of phrenology, so that a nervous man is quite uncomfortable when lie has to remove his hat; lihe does not know who may be noting his deficiency'of moral bumpss,' ad his' super fluity of those that are not moral. Would it lnot be a good plan to...
PORTLAND POLICE COURT. MONDAY, 31ST JULY, 1876. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
PORTLAND POLICE COURT. MOYNDAY, 31ST JCLT, 1876. The court met at 10 a.m.; on the bench J. Trangmar, Esq., J.P.; J. M?arriott, Esq., J.P1'.; J. L. Archer, Esq., J.P'. An inebriate, called McCtllam, was brought up. charged by Cmnstable O'Connell with being drunk and disorderly. The prisoner admitted the charge and was fined 5s.. r the alternative of 24 Ihours. The constable preferred a second charge against the prisoncr for resisting him in execution of duty. The prisoner admitted the charge. The constable deposed that on Saturday, about 2 p mt., hle arrested MeC.llaim nearly opposite B3Lvan's Hotel, in Bentinek-street, on charge of drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Prisoner went with witness to the gate of the lock-up, when lie came to a stand and refused to go further; he then made a blow at him, bet gappled with him; then threw him, and put on the hsndcufts,and took him to the lock-up. Sergt. Dempster put in a long list of sentences served by prisoner for larceny and drunkeness ...
MANSLAUGHTER OF A CHILD AT FITZROY. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
MANSLAUGHTER OF A CHILD AT FITZROY. On Friday an inquest was held by the city coroner, at Fitzroy, on the body of tlhe illegitimate male infant of a young woman named Sarah Charlton, a domestic servant In the employ of the Rev. S. U. Kent. Charlotte Eliz:t Kent, wife of the Rev. 9. C. Kent, stated that Sarah Charlton entered her service last YVednesday, and from her appearance witness taxed tier with being enceinte. .She .denied the fact, and Mrs. Kent said that if she would make a friend of her she would see her through tiher trouble, and afterwards take her back as a servant, but she persisted in her denial. About 11 .o'clock, having noticed a light in the girl's room, she knocked at the door. Subse queritly she said she would not open the door until morning, Mrs. Kent forced the window, and at the same time Sarah Charlton opened the door. From what she noticed, Mrs. Kent said to her, "You have been confined.'' She admitted it, and added that the child was dead in the bed-room. Wi...
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
RFESPONDENCE. ittoAg the oreatest literary freesoin to undentor rtoldumns till UL open only to munl ,tions as shall be clea'ly written, -ely exlvrmeOd, andt of ,lcal or general ; in uo wis\t holding ourselves rc.,on,,ilo opinions that may be conveyed therein. Editor of the Portland Gtardian.) In the columns of the Guardian and on Specta'or letters have lately ap under various signatures, referring to connected with the Shire. In the s of the Council and the rate I avail myself of the opportunity urnal offers to explain and set the right on certain points that have, no ointentionally, ?een misrepresented. most particularly to show clearly the I position of the' Shire at the p-esent it differs considerably from what the referred to would have the ratepayers SThe arrangement entered into with nk;of Victoria was as follows:-To if our indebtedness by four accep. of £3000 each, falling due and made eon ths Ist of January, 1877, and the ollowing years; the interest on the mount of £12,000 ...
Detailed Lists, Results and Guides [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
COMMERCIAL. PORTLAND MARKETS. (?ttardian- Office, August 1, 1876.. The retail price of flour is £1 6. per !ag Our cgiotationsrare-' - WVI1OLtSALE: PRICES. Flour £12 Whoa;tl 5s to 5s 2d'. per bushel Oats, 3s 3d to 3s 6d do Barley,8s;;¢d; . 'f d Bran, Is 3d Pollard, 4a.6d do. Butter.,Is ,2d lb. Eggs lI 3d dozen Cheese (Colonial) )d to 8d per lb. o ý' .::RIrrTAL PRICES. Flodr,;'2s:-per bag cash. Barley, 4s r ' bushel;: Wheat, 5s 6d' ' " " , do Oals,'4s'to4s6d- .: .'do :' : Bran, is Gd do Pollard 1aGd to s 9d do ButtoneC'le4d4to .1 Od1bl-. Eggs,; laOd doz. Broad 7d per 41b loaf. I" ..t 31imosa Bark, £3 perton Melbourne.Corn- Produce, and Provision a rket Report.-M'elhourne, 29th July, 1876. -W. Lawrance on Saturday reports that the market for breadstuffsJ is quiet, very ;little wheat offering, and, the demand. for flour limited. In feeding grain's, oats are without much change; maize has advanced consider ably since last report, but the trade only bus who n absolutely cbnrphllld; 'bran ...
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. " A Navvy on the Line.'"-Your letter is not general, but personal itl its application. It attacks individuals, not a system, and therefore we decline to publish it. We have already devoted considerable space to the subject, and we may add that while the former letter was admissible, the latter is objectionable, and after all it is nothing more than a repetition of the same complaints.
MELBOURNE. Friday, July 28, 1876. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
MELBOURNE. S(PRFi OUR OV? co?0?Esro.NIENT.) Friday, July 28, 1876. A night's reflection is a wonderful sedative to. the: troubled spirits which are usually slightly muddled by the turmoil of an election, and it is therefore not surprising that the threats of impeaching the validity Dr. AMadden's return on the ground of " beer and'bribery" have evaporated in 1onam By the proceedings.of the 27th of July, the Ministry have for a time practically' gained two votes, and this will be a great deterrent to the contemplated Opposition to thi ruidget, which was much talked of, hut so little i.elioved in la-t week. It was a srimew hat curious feature in list night'spro ceiedligs, t'i:lt before the refretshmel t hour tlho-o wlho were inclined to resort to harnier ext Hlients than th:.to Irling the Speaker's censure at 1Mr. 1'IKean appeared to be in a hopeless miniority, but whether the " hot coffee " imbibed, induced tile lenient ones to feel disposed in a spirit of generosity to tender the lik...
LATEST TELEGRAMS. VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, JULY 31. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
LATEST TELEGRAMS. (FROM OU OWN CORtRESPONDENTS.). VICTORIA. 1MELBOURNE, JULY 31. The Cabinet 'has not considered the condemned man Asche's case, peuding the condemning Judge's rcnort. One solicitor knocked ano.ther down in the precincts of the County Court; an action coming on in the District Court. Learmonth arranges to sign the release for balance lying to the credit of the Egerton mine on Thursday. Conference between the Government and the Hobson's Bay Railway Company; no decision arrived at. Man found dead h? Collingwood ; the medical evidence showed that death arose from natural causes. Verdict of the Navigation Board rela tive to the wreck of the Frowning Beauty is to the effect.that it was caused by the defective ground tackle on hoard; no power, to reach the owners for culpable neglect in sending the vessel to sea with such bad equipage. Teller of the English and Scottish B3ank, paid 'VWhitmoro £20 too much ; the bank sued Whitmore, who denied receiv ing the money; verdict f...
MERINO POLICE COURT. THURSDAY, 27TH JULY. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
MERINO POLICE COURT. TuRnssrAY, 27TI JULY. On the bench, AMessre. Silvester and Fulton. Eli Bcst was charged by the police with uttering a forged receipt. Albert Lyons Craven deposed, I am a chemist residing at Merino. I was engaged by the late' John Lawker to keep his accounts from the beginning of the year ; remember making out an account for the defendant of i11 Is 61 on or about the 3rd inst.; Mr James Tait showed me the bill with " settled-J. Cawker" upon it. I said it was not Cawker's signature. Mr I 'ait then referred it to the manager of the t Bank of Victoria, who pronounced it a forgery. Subsequently 1 saw defendant who said he had paid the account, and Cawker had given hlm that receipt; he had changed a cheque of £15, and paid the account in notes. Weo got defendant to write a few lines addressed to the adminis trator of Mr Cawker affairs, with the words " settled J. Cawker " included for the lpurpose of comparing the two signatures. 1 have no hesitation in saying both we...
HARROW. 29th July, 1876. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
HARROW. (to0t?. OU11 OWN COnRESPONJhtNT.) 29th July, 1876. The season so far has been so very dry that grave fears are beginning, to be entertained by thie residents in this district that there will be a scarcity of water nIext summner. Unless we have a heavy fall of rain shortly, such will be the case too, for we have had, :comparatively speaking, little or none as yet. Owing to this, together with the. continued frost, the grass is very scarce. Lambing hans beent pretty successful in the neighbourhood, the average being about eighty per .cent. Court days here for the future are to be the first and third Wednesdays in eanlt monto instead of every alternate Wednesday aa? before. A lRevision Court was held in the Shire Oflice on Friday, at which the usual business was transacted. 'The Secretary of our Local Frce Library made application some time ago for a share of the grant in aid of institutions of that kind,and the other day received a notice to the effect that an amount had been ...
SHIRE LOAN. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
SHIRE LOAN. THC financial prospects of the Port land Shire are not promising, and all the intelligence and sober thought that can be brought to bear on them will be needed to overcome the difficulties and unravel tho intricacies that seem to present themselves at every turn. In a letter which appears in another column, the President has placed the situation clearly before the public, and, reverting to his theory of a loan under the provisions of the Act, urges its immediate consideration in Council. Ratepayers will admit that when the settlement of the shire debt was under discussion, the President was out numbered by those who favoured Mr. SKENE'S views, but they must credit him with having left a loop-hole through which escape might be effected if escape should at any time be deemed desirable. From the time the debt was under consideration the President and his supporters pushed the matter as far as they could, but they never, appIarcntly, lost sight of the necessity for a loan ar...
PORTLAND POST-OFFICE TIME TABLE. MAILS ARRIVE FROM [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
PORTLAND POBT-OFFIOE TIMD: TABLE. MAILS ARRIVE FROM Melbourne, Geelong, Ballara, Ararat, IHamillon, Condah, ranxholmo, Heywood, Myamyn, daily, at 6 p.m., (on Monday at 1 a.m.) Osaterton, Sandford, Coleranin, Merino, Dighy, Hotspur, Heywood, Tuesday, Thurs. day and Saturday at 5 p.m. Belfast, Warrnambol, Narrawong, Yam. bt, Tyrendarra, St. helens, Monday. and Frlday at 3.30 p.m. Bridgewater, Wednesday at 3.30 p.m. MAILS CLOSE FOR Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Ararat, Hamlltos, Branxholme, Oundah, IHeywood, Myamyn, dally, Sundays excepted, at 6.15 p.m. lleywood, Totspur, Ddgby, Merlno Cole ralne, Sadford, Casterton, Tuesday, rThurs day, and Saturday, at 7.15 p.m. telfast, Warrnambool,Narrawong, Yambuk, Tyrendarsa, St. Helens, Mondays and Fridays, at 7.41 p.m. Bridgewater, Tuesday at 7.45 p.m. S. It. DEVERELL, Postmaster.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
MR. FREDK. L. LYNE : SOLICITOR. PO TT .A.N D A COMbIISSIONE1I SUPREME COURT or SOUTHi AUSTRALIA. Trust Moneys for Investment on Freehold Security at Moderate Rttes. MR. HENRY BUTLER .(Lran or CoLAoJ soLICITOR, ATTOINrY,- & PRocTOR HIURD STiREET, POItTLANI)D, (Mr..Fletcher's, hae residence.) Trust:moneys for investment on freehold . properties. MR. EDWD. REYNOLDS, ATTORNEY, SOLICITOR. AND P :,O0 T O REL PERCY "STREIET, PORTIAND A PERPETUAL COMMISSIONER OUBTAKlInG Tea5 Aocknowledgrmenta of Deeds MARRIED WOMIEN AND OTIIIitS AND A COMMISSIONER FOR TAKING ;AFFIDAVITS. Boat-building. A BOTTGER has been appointed SOLE .. AGENT for JAMES BUELLION, the tnelimourne boat-builder; li?,ts for sale; .or 'built on the shortest irel. ,:lrs.and paddles supplied at the lowest s,,.,entlrates. tl.rtland, Juno 8, 1876. To WOOLGROWERS And ; FARMERS. CROAKER. SCOTT & CO. AniRE l RmE0D TO PURCHASE WOOL DURING TIIE ENSUING SEASON ,LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES Will be given upon CLIPS. entrusted to ...
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC. [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC. The mall for Dartmoor and Drik Drlk le~ves Hoywood at 8 a.m. on Wednesday and Baturday, and arrives In IIoywood on Tueday and Friday in timo to catch the oortlann mall. Letters should be ;posted for these places In Portland, on Tuesdays at 7.30 p.m., and Friday at 6.30 p.m. A mail is now carried between Lower Cape Bridgewater and Mouzlo (Mount lcllhmnd? by the residents, probably on the days o arrival and departure of tho Portland malls. Thie Belfast lino of mails leaves Lortland at 8 .mn. on Tuetslay and 'Saturday, Instead of 8.30 a.m. as before, arriving at Ulfast at tile saie time ns lheretufore, vil., 3.30 p.m. The return mall also loaves BelfaMt ihafl an hour earlier, vir., 8 nin., arriving at Portland same timeo as before, via., 3.10 p.111. N.B.-Thlo night dellvery of Melbourne anid lnmltoln tinlla will take place at tlh post-onllcu window halt an hour alter th* nrrival of the coach. I'rinted and published by tie proprietors, WI.IIAM Coor...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
A MILITARY CHRISTIAN.—Major &nbsp; &nbsp; General Uchstius, the inventor of the new Austrian gun, has also invented, the Eastern Budget states, a new projectile, which has been tried with such favour- able results that it will probably be adopted for use by the Australian Artil- lery. It consists of a cast-iron shell, about 11 millimetres in diameter, enclosing 12 rings and a centrepiece, all fitting into each other, but easily detachable. Both the shell and the rings are conical in shape, and each ring is divided into 10 sections, so that when the shell explodes, besides the fragments of the outer case, 120 iron balls, representing the sections of the rings, are sent flying in all directions. Applications for leases, under section 20, approved:—Arch. McLean, J. McDonald, jun., and Edwin Hiscock, Hotspur; &nbsp; Anthony Naylor, Brimboal; Michael Leacy, Warrayure; Samuel Crump, Narrawong.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
MR. FREDK. L. LYNE SOLICITOR, PO R TL A D A CO1MMISSIONER Or vies 8UPREME COURT 07 SOUTII AUSTRALIA. Trust Moneys for Investment on Freehold Security at Moderate Rlttes. MR. HENRY BUTLER _LATE or COLAcJ SOLICITOR, ATTORNEY,- & PROCTOR IIURD STREET. PORTLAND, (AMr.FlcheIr's. late residence.) Trust moneys for Investment on freehold properties. MR. EDWD. REYNOLDS, ATTORNEY, SOLICITOR, AND PRO T O R I'PRCY STREET, POITIAND A PERPETUAL COMMISSIONER Foa TAKING TIuE Acknowledgments of Deeds IIARRIED WOMEN AND OTIlEKIS AND A COMMISSIONER FOR TAKING AFFIDAVITS. Boat-building. A BOTTGER has been appointed SOLE . AGENT for JAMES BELLION, the Iltlit.ourne boat-builder. Hasote for sale, or built on the shortest ,,irs and paddles supplied at the lowest -nnr cnt rates. IP'rtland, June 8, 1876. To WOOLGROWERS And FARMERS. CROAKER. SCOTT & CO. ARE tREPARED TO PURCHASE WOOL DURING THE ENSUING SEASON LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES Will ble given upon CLIPS entrusted to our -Care for SALE either...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Portland Guardian — 1 August 1876
M ISS DUFF desirrc to inform the ladies of Portland and surrounding neilh bourhood that having purchased from Mrs. Hlutchinson the MILLINRIlY bu ines., the same wi[i now be conducted by her, and trusts byJ.rict attention andmoder:ate charges to secure az fair share of patronage. Adjoining the drapery establishlment of the late Mr. S. Hutchinson, Gawier street. Portland, June 22, 1876. Shire of Portland. SIII]REUY declare MALCOLM CAMERON, of Cave Ill, Heywoodl, uly EIL'.C I'LD a COUNCILILOH for the South Riding of the Shire of Portland. TIHOS. KElLLER, Returning O)fllccr. P-?rtlan', August 1-t, 1876. Shire of Portland, T HEREBY declare FRANCIS FINDON 1_ LEVETrT to be duly ELECTED an AUDITOI. for the Shire of Porthluan. TIIOS. KEILLEIl, President and Iteturnieg Oticer. Portland, August 1, 1876. Shire of Portland. N OTICE is hercby given that the COL LIECTORI has been instructed to TAKE PROCIEEDINGS for the RECtiOVEtY of iall IATEI'S, which may remain unp:,id in 21 days from date, name...