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(To the Editor of the McIvor Times.) [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
(To the Editor of the Mclvor Times.) Sm,-Your contemporary the News has been the victim of a phantasmagoric vision, the result of a violent attack of jaundice; permit me through your columns to dispel the illusion, it may possibly speed the restoration of his distempered imagination to health. Yours obliged, W. H. ALSOP. To the Editor of the M'Ivor News. Sm,-Your 1 "Wesleyan friends" will not have thg opportunity of purchasing nor do I suspect them of a desire to possess - the bell "attached to the United Methodist Free Church ;" it is not at all probable that it will be in the market, con sequently, your proffered liberality to facilitate the transfer which you suggest in your,last week's issue, is unfortunately lost to them. It is, however, a pity that so spontaneous a gush of charitable feeling should be checked, I therefore take the liberty of commending to your notice a channel into which it may flow ad infinitum, viz,-tho fund of the contemplated Bazaar in con nection with the...
Original Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
While inviting communications on any current or interesting topic, we wish it to be distinctly un derstood that we do not bind ourselves to publish any letter. Nothing, however, will be rejected, if legibly written, unless libellous, or too lengthy for our columns; or unless it shall appear for some other reason that it would be manifestly against the interests of our readers to insert it. It is requested that all letters intended for publica tion, be forwarded to this office before midday on Wednesday of each week. Rejected manuscript is not preserved.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
NOTICES. APPROACHING MEETINGS. Municipal Council.-In the Council Chamber, at 3 p.m., on Wednesday, 2nd September. Heathcote and WVaranga District Road Board.-Emeu Hotel, at 1 p.m., on Tues. day, September 1st. Hospital.-In the Committee Room, at 8 p.m., on Tuesday, September 8th. Mechanics' Institute.-In the Committee Room, at half-past 8 p.m., on Monday, August 81st. Managers of the Heathcote Town and Gold-gelds Commnons.-at the Union Hotel, at 8p.m., on Tuesday, September 1st. Masonic Lodge.-In the Lodge, at 8 p.m., on Friday, September 4. AMUSEMENTS. Heathcote Hotel.--V arious, every Mon. day and Saturday evening. NOTICE. R. A.'MiES BARNDEN, is our cor respondent at Redcastle. He w:1l receive communications for this paper. NOTICE. M]R. ROBERT GEORGE FOYSTER is appointed by the Proprietors of this Journal, their PRINTER AND PUBLISHER, all Advertisements and Business Communi cations will in fulture be addressed to him.
THE MAIL STEAM PACKET SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
THE MAILn STEAM PACKET SERVICE. -There are now 130 Channel and ocean mail steamers subsidised by the British Government. The mail steam-packet ser vice has been in existence twenty years, and during that period about thirty pack ets have been wrecked, in which upwards of 2000 .persons lost their livcs, and through which 43,000,000 worth of pro perty was destroyed. Our channel and ocean mail steamers travers nearly three million miles, and carry a couple of mil lions of passengers in the course of a year. Since the Atlantic has been crossed by steauner, twenty steamers (mail .packets and others) have been lost in that ocean, namely, the President, Columbia, Hum holdt, City of Glasgow, City of Philadel phia, Franklin, Artic, Pacific, Lyonnais, Tempes., Austria, Indian, Arago, Hun garian, Connaught, United States, North Britain, Anglo-Saxon, and two named Canadian. In the Atlantic two steamers have been burnt, the Amazon and Austria, and two foundered, the President and Pacific. It is ...
NEW ZEALAND. [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
NEW ZEALAND. (From the Otago Times, 18th August.) REPORTED Loss OF. FORTY LIVES BY AN AVALANCHE.-Rumors of a very pain ful character reached town last evening, to the effect that a great loss of life had been occasioned on a branch of the Dun stan diggings, by the sudden fall of an immense mass of accumulated snow. On instituting inquiries to ascertain the truth or otherwise of this report, we were favored by Mr. Branigan, the Chief Com missioner of Police, with a copy of the following official communication, which we are permitted to use:-" Hallivay House, 16th August, 1863.-Dunstan Escort. Sir,--I regret to report that when at the Deep Creek on the 15th instant, I was informed by a party of nine miners, whose names appear in the margin (John Tip pings, Thomas Blair, Charles Clerk, Samuel Harriss, George Bonham - James, RobertBligh, James Abercrombie), that an accident of a fearful and most nielan choly nature took place at the head of the Serpentine Gully, situate ten miles from t...
Commercial. The price of gold is £3 1S s 6d per ounce. HEATHCOTE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
The prios of gold is £3 18s 6d per ounce. BE&THOOTE MAIKETS. Sfr Craven reports Wholesale prices as follows Best silk dressed Flour, £14 10s per ton. Wheat, 5s 9J per bushel. Seed Wheat, Gs 6?i ditto. Pollard, is 9d ditto. Bran. is 83 ditto. UOats [Colonisll 6s 6d ditto. Prime seed ditto, es 6d ditto,. Cape Barley, 6s 61 dittc. Best cut Chaff, 8s dittn. - Hay, £8 5s. per ton. - Potatoes, £8 to £9 per toq.
NOTICE. [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
NOTICOg. On and after 2B3d July, the followi, g rates o Postage illt be chbargeable upon Letters for the United Kingdom via Marsdlles :-Not exceeaing half an. once, tenpeace (10d)'; exreeding half an ouncebut not tx ceding oun ce, one shilling and eightpence, (Is. 8d.); above one ounce but not exceedi g.two ounees. thrte shilli, gs and fur Vence, (3?. Ad.); above two ounces but not exceed ing three ounces, five shiliogs, (5J.) Every ounce after the fisr, one shilling and eightpence (is. 8d.) L . L.l-NNES, PosmgT'pa , Post Office, Heathcote. July 23, 1863.
POST OFFICE, HEATHCOTE. [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
POST OFFICE, HEATHCOTE. ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF THE MIAL?S. The times appointed for the arrival and depar ture of the Mails in Heathcote for 1863, are as under : From Melbourne, Kyneton, and Mia M~l, daily Monday excepted, at 3"30 a.m. Closes for dispatch, daily, Sunday excepted, at 2"30 p.m. From Redcastle, Whroo, Rushworth and Mur ehison, every Monday, Wednesday and Fsidav, at 2.30 p.m. Closes for despatch, on Monday, Wed nes4py and Friday, at 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 1"30 p.m. Closes for denpatch on Tuesday, ThunEday and Saturday, at 10 a.m. From Kilmore & Pyalong, every Monday, Wed. pesday and Friday. Closes for dispatch every Tues. day, Thursday, and Saturday, at 73J a.m. From Costerfield, every Monday, Wednenday & Friday. Closed for deopatch at 8 am. Beceiving Boxes-Mr J. Dougall'e, High street Cleared daily, Sunday excepted, at 2.15 p'm. Mr Renwick's Arcyle Gully. Cleared daily, Sunday excepted, at 2.15 p.m. Post Offie open daily, Sunday excep...
MISCELLANEOUS INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
IISCELLANEOUS INTELLIGENCE. THE "GREAT SEA.SERPENT" has again turned up, and appears to be looking after the African mail steamers. A letter received from one of the officers of the Athenian, states " that all doubts may now be set at rest about the Great Sea-serpent.'' "On the 6th May," says the writer, "the Athenian, on the pasage from Teneriffe to Bathurst, fell in with one. At about 7 a.m. John Chappel, quarter-master, at the wheel, saw something floating towards the ship.: He called the attention of the Rev. Mr. Smith and another passenger (who was on the deck at the time) to it On nearing the steamer it was discovered to be a hugh snake, about 100 feet long, of a dark brodn color, head and tail out of water, the body slightly under. On its head was something like a mane or sea weed, and the body was about the size of our mainmast. Lord Russell has directed DMr, Eliot, our Chargd d'Affairs at Rio Janerio, to demanid his passports and retire from Brazil. " It is notorious,' says...
HEATHCOTE MECHANICS INSTITUTE. Monday, August 24th, 1863. [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
HEATIHCOTE MECIANICS' INSTITUTE. : Monday, August 24th, 1863. Present-Mr. Hay (in the Chair), Rev. 3Mr. Weston, Messrs Crowle, Vonderluft, andl M'Innes. The minutes of.the last meeting were! read and confirmed. THE RESIGNATION OF THE PRESIDENT,i MR. HUGISTON. The honorary Secretary laid the resigns-1 tion of the President before the Committee. The reason for Mr. Hughston's resigning the office of President of the Mechanics'' Institute is, that he is leaving the dis tirict. Mr. Vonderluft proposcd--" That the Secretary be requested to convey to Mr.I Hughston the thanks of the Committee,! and express their regret that the Institute, should lose his valuable services, and also their solicitations for his future hap-I piness and welfare." The Chairman, Mr. Ray, remarked that one who took an active part in the es-' tablishment of the Institute, and had con tributed largely towards its prosperity,. was no more; as Chairman he could not make a proposition. The Rev. Mr. Weston proposed "Tha...
DEATH OF JAMES ROUTLEDGE, ESQ. [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
DEATH OF JAMES ROUTLEDGE, EsQ. It is with no ordinary feeling of regret that we record the death of our respected townsman, James Routledge, Esq., which took place at lie residence, on Friday evening, 21st inst. We should but ill per orm our duty if we neglected the present opportunity of offering this slight tribute of respect to the memory of one, who both by example and precept, endeavoured to prove the truth of the maxim, that " honesty is the best policy," and add our tes'imony to the fact that he succeeded to perfection. By the death of Mr. Routledge, the dis trict has sustained a severe loss, which must not be estimated by the mere fact that fate has deprived us of the chance of ever again benefitting by the clear understanding, and splendid business talents, which were combined with almost every human virtue in the character of our late friend. It is true that he will no more add weight and dignity to our system of Local Government, by again sitting in the Council Chamber, o...
Tuesday, August 25th. [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
T eeslay, August 2i5th. The Court was adjourned from the-. usual time till 2 o'clock, p.ndl, in conse quence of the funeral] of6 the late James Routledge, Esq. - On the Court. resuming, Mr. Willoby heard the case of All Sue, who was charged by Mr. E. Hall with an attempt to defraud him by sticking a substance on the scale which he was using in weighing gold which he intended to purchase from the prisoner. Edward HIall, sworn, said: Iam a Store keeper residing at Heathcote; on the 21st inst., Ah Sue asked if I would pur chase some gold; I said, yes, and he gave me the gold; I cleaned it and put it in the scale; I thought from .the appear ance of the gold there were about from two 2 to 3 dwts.; I put .in the opposite scale 2 dwts. ; I found that not sufficient, so I put in another dwt., and that was not sufficient, anil I suspected something was not right, so I emptied the gold out of the scale into the blower, and found a piece of opium sticking on the bottom or under the edge of the...
HEATHCOTE POLICE COURT. Monday, August 24th, 1863. Before Mr. Willoby, P.M. [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
HEATHCOTE POLICE COURT. Monday, August 24th, 1868. Before Mr. gWilloby, P.M . Pound Rescue.-J. R. Connor, Herds. . man to the Managers of the Wild Duck Creek Farmers' Common, charged W. Ryan with rescuing a horse which he was taking to the Pound. Mr, Millett;appeared for the Defendant. J. R. Connor, sworn, said: I am Herdsman of the Wild Duck Creek Farmers' Common. Mr. MIillett asked if he [produced his appointment in writing. He repl:ed that he had not, but he could prove that he was engaged by the Managers. Mr. n1illett objected to the proof. The Clerk of the Court said he bhad told Mr. Connor it wonld be necessary to produce his appointment. The Bench ruled that Mr. lMillett's objection was valid, and dismissed the case with £1 Is. costs.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
IT is with considerable reluctance that we notice the present position of the Collector to the Hospital, but we should very im perfectly fulfil our duty to the public if we did not do so. A too sensitive feeling of delicacy has often been the cause of injustice and disaster, and we consider that further forbearance on our part would amount to a crime; we are compelled as it were, to offer an apology for performing a duty, because it involves the necessity of once more attacking our unprincipled contempo rary, whose affairs are so mixed up with those of the Collector to the Hospital, that it appears doubtful if they will ever be satis factorily separated. . At the time of the appointment of the Collector, an agreement was entered into with him, that he should receive a per centage upon all monies collected by him, and that he should make a return of the names of the subscribers and the amount of each donation, and forward to the Treasurer the monies collected as often as possible, bu...
Mining Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
The wet weather exercised a very de preciating influence on the mining opera tions. The puddlers and alluvial miners have suffered much by loss of time, and although we hear no great outcry, some families have felt the effects of the un usual wet season very severely. We have however heard of an old-fashioned incident in the shape of an ounce to the tub, but we are not at liberty to say who was for tunate enough to get a piece of ground of that sort. Potter & Co. have crushed sixteen tons from the Phmnix, which turned out fifty ounces. This is certainly a relief to the general prospect, it was the result of three weeks' work for four men. We have heard of a new discovery about twelve miles from Heathcote, of a )ode of antimony, which is said to he auriferous, and likely to turn out well; the ground is marked out for some dis tance, but we shall be able to speak with more certainty as to the nature of the dis covery next week.
Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — The McIvor Times and Rodney Advertiser — 28 August 1863
t t rout Gerdl t ewt. .NEW ZEALAND.-11fr. Thomas has re ceived a letter from Mr. George Horn, who is-still at Waitahuna. He says that things are not looking very bright, and great numbers are not making more than enough to keep them in existence. He says that people from the Shotover and the Dunstan say that times are worse there than at Waitahuna, which is needless. We should like to publish Mr. Horn's letter, but as we have not his sanction we cannot do so, but any of his friends can ascertain the particu lars of his communications from Mr. Thomas. NOTICE.-We are requested by Mr. G. Christy, to say that he is' no longer leader of the psalmody at the Presbyterian Church, we do so with pleasure. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.-The celebration of the fifth anniversary of the opening of the United Methodist Free Church, onj Tuesday evening last, was a complete suc cess. About 180 sat down to tea and a profusion of everything good in the way of eatables, and everyone appeared to enjoy the opport...