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THE "GREAT EASTERN." [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 15 February 1860
TI?iE " GREAT EASTERN." The public were taken not a little by surprise by a startling report uipon the GredtEastern, signed by Messrs: Bayley, Patterson, and Jor dan, which', appearcd in the columns of the Times on the 28th of November. The docu ment is dated as far back as 18th October; and was forwarded fronm Piris. by an anonymous shareholder. :It embodies . the most serious eharges against Mr. Scott IRussell. "We may remark generally,, says Messrs. Bayley, Patter son, and Jordan, " that, with the exception of a'few cibins the accommodations are by no means equal to those of at first-class .passenger steameris suh ais Cunard's .line, or the Royal West India Mail.steamers, but are very inferior "=materials, workmanship, and furniture." The rest of.the 'rieport depicts something as different from the conception Which we had formed of various other portions of the Great Eastern, as does its description' of her cabin accommoda tions. If we 'ar to rely upon the statements it contains ...
THE COURT OF DIVORCE. MACDONALD V. MACDONALD. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 15 February 1860
* ;,THE CO6URT OF DIV.ORCE. , ? "(no- . IOIl. , NEWS.) , MACDONALD V. MIADONALD.:. ON the 19th of November, the Court,;consist ing of the Judge Ordinary, Mr.: Baron 'Bihm-n well, arid Mr. Justice Byles, hearid the cas of Macdonald v. Macdouald. This was :a petition put in by a wife who charged her husband with adultery and desertion; ' ' Dr. Phillimore applied to their lordships to allow the petitioner,toqprove r- portion of her case by affidavit.. She was in very stiraightened circumstances, arid could not afford the.expense of bringing witnesses from. Australia, ,'where the adultery charged was committed, and where the husband still lived. Their lordshiips refused the application; on tlhe grounds, that. the. respopndnt. had. no :opportuiity of cross-examining tlie wiitxes"cs viva voce, and that the court would not be able to cross-examine them if they should think it necessary, and that no order had been made for proving the case by .ifidavit. The learned counsel then stated the c...
MELBOURNE. Wednesday evening, [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 15 February 1860
MELBOURNE. [eY-,ELE~CTRnC TELEGUAPiiX.] ,:"" Wednesday evening, The dinner tothe Sydney Elcven, last evening, was. a great success as an entertainment. .A good feeling prevailed. To-day a private invitation to a pic-nie up the Yarra has been accepted by them , The catarrh among the sheep in the Ball(rat dis-ý trict has not spread. The estimates are being proceeded with i ni the Assembly to-day. M?r. Grooeeves has been returned for .Geelon by;, large majority. A large fire has occurred, at Oreswick's Creek. Fifteen stores have been burnt, and a large quani tity of property dcstroyed-a considerable ?portion being uninsured. lThe inmarkets aie quiet. ' Thursday evening. The Parliamentary news is uniniportant. . Business continues 'dull-. Floiir? is '£19 per ton, with. lbut little inquiiy. [ Thisale of tlihe .Saucy Jack's cargo considerably affected our market.. The vweather is cold.:
MORUYA. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 15 February 1860
iOiouYA.- M1r. Surveyor llowlhnd:l paid us a fly ing visit last week. and, jiidging from'his manner. I ai iincliefied to believe that he entertains anything but a favorable opinion as to .the formation of road between Araluen and Moruya. Hisimpressior evidently. is that such a road, if not utterly imprac. ticable, would at least involve very great expense. I ccrtaiily'mnist acknowledge that I fully agrec with him. I believe that Mr. Rowland is in tfavo of somie moderate gi"rnt of money, to be expended in iendering the piesent trrek wider and less dan. gerous than it is fit. present, and I have no doubt thait an allowance of some £15 or £20 per nmile would answer the purpose unimtil the question re specting the practicability and propriety of making a' regular road is decided. Business is very dull at fihis place, and a great quantity of the wheat crop was been utterly destroyed by the heavy and con. tinuous rain. The maize crop looks luxuriant, and gives promise of being a good one....
HOBART TOWN. Wednesday evening. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 15 February 1860
" HOBART TOWN. Wednesday evening. The grand oratorio of the " Messiah" was a great success last night'; the aiudioence was large,- and tickets were at a premiin::. STho gas companyl have dclared' a dividend of 7 per ent. Dispiutes have occurred bot?een the shipowners and sarien, the latter deniandiang £4 aýr month as wages. otlor is £20 a' ton. Wheat, 8s. a bushel.
ADELAIDE. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 15 February 1860
,ADEMAIDE' Wednesday. In the produce nmarket there is a downwa.i?d ten doency. Flour is firm at.£17 to £17 5s; wheat, 7s. Lower rates are anticipated .. Accounts from the Northern' runs are very unfat vorable, owing to a scarcity of water. At a quartierly? meeting of the Chamber of Corn imerce yesterday evening, it ?,was deteriiiined not to meinorialise the Home. Government again about the steamer calling atKangaroo Island, as the minmbers felt assured the formeis memorial would plainly show that very little detention' was occasioned .by the present arrangements.
SOCIAL EVILS.—DRUNKENNESS. [COMMUNICATED.] [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 15 February 1860
SOCIAL. EVILS.-DRUNKENNESS. [COMMUNICATED.} . As mars journal is likely to exercise some, influ ence for good or evilon its readers, it becomes us to point out those evils which retard our progress, and give timely warning of coming danger. Our search for such abuses need not, unfortunately, be' a long one. They are obtruded upon our attention, nd we cannot avoid observing them, though we were willing. Whatever may be the state of other townships, near or remote, our hands are certainly. not clear enough to warrafit us in casting at them the stone of reproach. At present we beg to call the attention of our readers to one of the most flaigrant and .destructive of these evils-that of drunkenness. Much has been written and more spoken respecting this evil ;' but notwithstanding' of all our'writing and speak ing, it is still working fearful ravages throughout this colony. Can anyone deny, that it is,' considered merely in a social point of view, an enormous evil ? Although a state of re...
TO THE EDITOR OF THE KIAMA EXAMINER. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 15 February 1860
TO THE EDITOR OF THE KIAMA. EXAMINER. Srm,-If you or any of your readers can inform the inhabitants of this district whether it is the duty of the Coroner to hold inquests on Sundmhay or not, you will oblige myself and others I think it is a most disgrace ful thing to have a corpse woiting for two days for a coroner, but untfortunately it has happened here two Sundays following. Our late departed neighbor at Janm beroo was lying at Shellharbor from Saturday night until Monday at noon, which, if our Coroner had done what I consider to be his duty, his bereaved relations could have had him hone and performed tlhe last sad rites at their own house to thohr satisfiction. But tihe other case is still worso : the remains of the two poor children at Broughton Creek were kept from Saturday until Monday waiting for the Coroner. A NEAR RELATION.
LATEST FROM THE SNOWY RIVER BIGGINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 15 February 1860
LAT1ST pROM TIlE SNO WY R1iER' BIG GINGS. '(ievaot ;itiE BiRIDi OOD'VonBSERnvER) . We have received the following letter from. Mr. F. H.'Wilsoen; wvho returned from the diggings at Gibson's Plain on Fridaylast, and we believe it is the latest and most iauthentic yet obtained.. As will beseen by a perusal of it, there are 1,80'0, in stead of only 800 persons at work on the new gold field. Dear Sir, I have just come from the Snowy River, Diggings andri thiriking that any information would be acceptiable,4 lidae just drbpped you hi line. The diggings are seventy miles from Queanbeyan, and eighty-eight -fromn here. , The -nearest route being Queanbeyan to MZurrumbidgee,.fifteen miles; thence"to Herbert's eiglit' miles; thence over Gudginby to Miickchnie's,., twelve miles; thence to Hall's 'station, Yuiac, twelve miles, Which is twenty-two miles from the diggings, by Mlingar. SI found the diggings extended over seven miles of the river, and everybody doing well. 1,800 peo ple were there,...
BY-LAWS MADE AND PASSED BY THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL, SHELLHARBOR, OCTOBER 6, 1859. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 15 February 1860
BI-LAWS MADE AND PASSED, BY THIE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL, SIIELLHIIARB OR, OCTOBER 6, 1859. S1. No cattle intehdcd'forslaughter shall be driven through,.or into, any part of the township between tie.hours of 8 o'clock in the morning and 6 6'cluck in the evening; and every .person'who shall drive, or .cause to be driven,, any ,such cattle into or through any part of the township at anyotlierlehour, shall, on conviction, forfeit and pay- any, .suni not exceeding.five pounds (£5) for and every such offence. . . . 2. No slaughter-house or place for slaughtering cattle shall be. allowed within the township, or within twohundred yards of any public road, ,and any person or persons using any premises for the purpose of slaughtering cattle, the same premises being situated within the township, or* within two hundred yards:of any publiciroad, shall, upon con viction, forfeit and pay for each and every. such offence, any: sum not exceeding five popunds (£5). : 3. If any person shall discharge any g...
DEATH BY DROWNING. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 15 February 1860
DEATH BY DROWNING. — On Monday an inquest was held on the bodies of two children who were drowned on Thursday evening, in Broughton Mill Creek. It appeared from the father's statement, that about 3 p.m., the children ran into the house and shouted that the water was running down the Blind Creek out of the main creek ; their father, then suggested to his wife to cross over the Blind Creek on to the rising ground, and each took a child by the hand and another in each of their arms ; and as soon as they got into the current they were both washed off their legs by the stream ; the father, whose, name is McCaughey, scrambled out and secured the little boy, which he held by the hand, and immediately looked to see where his wife was — when he saw her she was struggling amongst a lot of timber. He then rushed to her assistance, and before he could extricate her from the logs he had to tear the clothes off her back. Both of the children that they carried in their arms were taken down the str...
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. TUESDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 18 February 1860
.LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY ..'TUSAY, 14uTIH FxiEBUARY; r,. L'hs Ldegi'slative 'Assembly met at twenty-five ilinutes past threc. [1 m PItitlons, principilly from members of the lTimani. Caltholi- Church, praying that' State-aid 'to ?oligion may inot be abolished, wvere presented .iy M'Lr. Forser!;; Mr. Wceke?, Mr. Cloments, Mr. 'Gray, Mr. Campbell, MIr. Hodgson, Mr. Cape, Ilr. Dailey,.and Mr. Plunkett. Petitions in favor of retaining the tea aid su'ar duties as an education fund, were pre soutod by Mr. Wild and Mr. Jenkiins. Mr 'oristei obtained leave td iiitnrolce a bill'.to refoim the Legislative' oun?iil..The bill was subseqluently . brought up and read a first timeo,and ;the second reading ordered for the 2'nd instmant. Savora' new notices of motion were given by hlon. mebers. Ir;prly 'to Mi. Wuindeyer, the Colonial Se •rotary said:that the ChiefJustice, if lie were now to resign, would :be eniitled to a pension of £"400 per anuum. Mr. Wilson moved the adoptio~n of tlhe report of:the ...
PARLIAMENTARY INTELLIGENCE. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, 15TH FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 18 February 1860
'PARtLIAM\ENTARlY INTELLIGENCE. . LGISLATIIVE COUNCIL. W:: ':. EDNESDAY, 15TII FEBRi'ARp. ~THE'Legislative Council sat for about an boar; .-iuch of the business on the paper lbeing ncces sarily postponed, in consequence of the absence 'of Mr. Wise, Mr. Isnas, and Dr. Douglass. A petition was presented by Mr. Johnson ,from Mr. Brent Clements Rodd, ngainst the re peal of the Polls Amendment Act of 1857 niore commonly known as " The Broad Wheels Act.' Mr. Jo0nson brought up the report of the .select acommitteo upon the claims against the Government Amendment Bill, and gave notice ouf.his intention., to more for the adoption of that iepoirt . dGho Now -.Trinds Bill was postponed, on tie tiot.ion of the S~cretary for ~Sorls, until Wed sneday next, . Tlhe Chairmnn of Quarter. Sessions Bill was, on. the.motidou of the Serbotary for iTorks, also postpone'd until,Wednesday nex t. T hlie.Loan'3 Bill for 18.60 was :donsidcercd in •ebmmitteo, b?nl reported totihe House without ai.mendinents. . ...
SHOALHAVEN FLOODS. Wednesday morning, 2 o'clock. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 18 February 1860
-, 'SIOALI[AV.N .ITFLO ODS .' Sediidsdnedy morniig, 2o'clock. '. We lihve just. received from .our correspondent the. following :comniunication, undei-: date :the 13th inst'it. ' ., I havo-only time to let you know thiaf,.we are all alive, havinig Abeen visited by tlie miiios.iarful flood tlilit' has' ever been knowin in this quarter. On ,Wednesday afternoon it began to rain in torrents it hd lieen threaiteling for some diys liefore-it continued : without 'intermission: all Tuiusday .and Friday. Early on-the laistday the creeks began to overflow, still we thought of nodanger; after mid dayi, however, the flats began, to fill up rapidly, and about five o'clock we began to get alarmed. At this time I lirriedly went to the next settler to concert measures for our united safety, but he did not appear to think'thiit there' was: much 'danger. While speaking to him weo:obsorved the' water coming-over the flats in' a body-the cattle rushing and bellowing:before it. .'I had just time to get ...
GOULBURN. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 18 February 1860
S .... OOULB?3 N. . DIiASTnous Flr oob- -On Thursday morinling Itcom mnened raining slightly, and towards night it came down in perfect torrents, and contiued so all nIight, with a strong S.E. wind. The river rose rapidly on Friday morning, spreading out on each side of the banks of the Mudlwarree, u,,till the waters completely surrounded the houses of Messrs. Dlavis, lIlackshaw, Geoold, and Hobley, and danger was apprehended by the inmates. A boat was procured and ausent oi" to their rescue. By this time the water bhad risen so high that somoeof the people had to jump into the bIoat from the upper sto!y of the houses, the lower rooms being full of water. rThis ser vice was not perflbrmed without great 6xertions on the part of the boat party, who deserve great credit. 'A great deal of property has beenl destroyed, judgilg frotem the great nunmber of deadl sheep, pigs, and fowls, casks, coops, fencing, logs of timber, furniture, and other articles floatin_ down. About thirty feet of ...
ADELAIDE. Friday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 18 February 1860
ADEliAID .",..i. Friday.afternoon. ' .Tle produce irkelt is dull and,iaidtivo. The cargo ;of theo Vizicr, fior?~ Bo:deaux, w:; as offcred to- day it niictionr, and fair prices weie realised for i'h pirtion'uiof it:.: . . -: A new port hilb'just beln discovered and sur veyed by Captain Douglas, naval .officer ait:s Port Adelaide. -It is two miles epst of Calpe Nitthurn berland, and twenty miles:. from Mount, Gamnibia, Much satisfaction is expressed, as thero::are large tracts of vialnuable agriculttiral laid'.in the .vicinity. Weather veiy ehang"eable.,' " Satillday afternoon. : The flour arid grain mniarkeots still haove a down nward. todency ; the former is quboted freely to-lay at £16 15s. Tho newsofthe? stranding of thol .al/ Bird (s,) has caused :much iegret, mnore, especially as it is statedithat the ~ucen' is to be ,withdrawn from the Adelaide line. The Orneo (s.) arrived from Melbourne diuring the night, aftoir a good ru'n.; ' Weather hot and dusty,
TELEGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE. MELBOURNE. Friday, 7 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 18 February 1860
TELEGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE. . (risl T S; r I 3I. IIHRALD! SMELBOURNE. : .' . , Friday,T7.p.m. .Floods on the Goulburn road are reported hero to ho very hih A'. Tlib' escorts this week live Sonly iiolugh~t down '27,000"bzs. .. ' The weather is cobol, and vind 'mobdcMi'f.: S'Mnday evening; Flour! is rather, ensiorl.;,; arkets ".generally un changed;q VWestrIBoutike election returnsincompleto, bu Rliddell coensideirably ahend. .ad .,; :; : L Tuesday, 7 .p.m. The lMary WThterage, from California, briligs '700 .tonbs, wheat, anid a.lAlrgo quantity of oats. ,Her dates' are to 5tlih December. 'Soveral othei ship mebts of grain are reported. :i-. : :.: . STrade dull;i: .:. The Assembly is engaged in the discussion of the Estimates Mi. Don ha been .entertaincd at dininer ,b;the vworking masons, lho ipresnited Ii;nwifth a purse 'of 't' hundried sovreigns. ' ' The mniarkets are rather more'active.'- ' ' The-prices of butter'and cafndl6s'Atre:firm
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 18 February 1860
ON last W"ednesday, according to iotice, Mr, FORSTER moved for lneave to bring in a bill for the abolition of State-aid to the ininisters of religlon:.: After umiiierotis intl.irogatious from bo i:siaides of the U"ouse conhceiiigl ilithe' mean irf ad :aitifoitbtion iof .'?ei tail. principles' in tlhe bill, to hich.ii'the Hn'on. PaiNIEI enduaCiore'd to afford satisfactory replies, the House divided on the motionr wiilh a majorityof 16,0 after which the bill was read a first time, and mits second :reidinga yppointjedfor:htlit day fortnight: . e:'ierc 'the iiis 't :inelsure fairly before the: .cpnri~ry .whic1h. aftect? the, colony throughout, rid i which every part ,of .the community -should tak(. a lively inmtercst. Mi. ForsTER hasnever yet rofesed flry sfriendship towards State-aid to trligion,and it will be rememnbered tliaiwli lie hoe took office he promised to the country:that .his en liest attention should be given to the present question. Thus far all pai'ties cannot but be sati...
JAMBEROO. February 16. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 18 February 1860
-; .. .... , , . I O0.J.\ .11.,1100 "eliingry 16.' Thie plocoss wheich wis .to decide bet~ween the rivil enllidateis for civic .lli. e, .ws. gohne :tli;oll~ helire I,'oil" Tuesday lst, l? had beelit il?etpdi . Tld colcours?e of ele reitr i wIts ver e'obirsisill~b,'?iind the greatest illterest. ;di'il'ed l I the :ti'iends of ech parinl tv! i lr.Irhiging to thio poll thiose whol thev:y tliougi,- fi~airable to their: oli iPrty. lThe t',.,, ou t tthe. Jliumberoo hoael (whelo the votes wer e.taken) lreseltedt a!seenoe of the ,,reitiest iui nlltial; .lit, dIlrliig the hlors of business, it was oe0110 of th?le iost perfect order anti solnrioty. iHowv much tihe voteis elt thle iiistol'liille of thc;occ?lsioli lnlly be uiuiler t ioidl tiroi ilie fitt tiihat ten iolre VOtes were piolled (or rilthlirr tlliha teil lmor;e lectorls cam "up to thle scrll tciu," thilin hail done so oil thie diy of The fist ?'uniicill elec tion; n ild /that iiotiwithlanlidiia that tile smallust tece niell oliiection...
TO OUR SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 18 February 1860
To ovn SUnscaRmEns: - regret that owing to an irregulirity in our steam communication with Sycn'y, caused by thd recent stormy weather, we have been delaved with the present issue by the norn-arrival of paper at the time expected. We hope this delay will hot angain occur. IIE HEiV. MEssS. BEAZLLY AND SALMsON.- Our reander will have lcarned from our shipping intelligeince that the Rev. Messrs. Benzely and Sal mon have takcn their departure for Europe. These gentlemen have for some years very efliceittly dis charged the duties of Ministers of the Gospel in Sydney and its suburbs. The Sydney pnpers have given a somewhat affecting account of their depar ture from their respective congregations. We thiiik their absence from the colony, though it he but shoit, will hb m sich felt. They .were gentle nmen, able sad ever willing to give assistance in* overy good caute. THE ErnECoTOA lloLL.--Messrs. Taylor and Timms; who were this year appointed to prepare the electoral roll, have, brought th...