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MELTON. MELTON DISTRICT ROAD BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 3 November 1866
MELTON. (i? o1111 OURit Coltr:I'ONuID.rT.) .11ELTON ])IfS'I'JtfCT ROAD BOARD]). '1'1The ordinmry meeting of this~ Board was held in the office of the Board at 3.80 p.m., on Friday, the 26th October, but was ad jorned to, )5 i.mr., s.amo da', as none of the Imombler we1'e pre sent. At 5.30 the mernl h;ers pre.sent were-S. T. Staughton, Esq., chairman; and aIr. B3lackwood. 'lhere being no quorur, MIr. Staughton further adjourned the meeting to 0 p.m., on Saturday, the Z7th October, for the purpose of pmssi?g some small accounts should there he ai quorum,. 'lTh adjourned meeting was hold accord inglr on 8aturday, the 27th October, at o p.m. Moembers Present being-S- . . Staughton Esq., (the chairman,) Messrs. Blackwood and RIoss, Proposed by aIr. Blackwood, seconded by MIr. loss-" That the aecounts before the' rmeeting, duly certified by the Clerk and Sur veyor, Te now paid, tiid all other business to lie over to the next meeting." Carried,. Accounts to the amount of £58 16S(. d. were ...
BLACKWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 3 November 1866
BLACKWOOD. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) &nbsp; A SUDDEN death ccurred at the Blue Moun tains on Tuesday night, A man named John &nbsp; Dorsey was found lying on the floor of &nbsp; his hut about six o'clock on Wednesday &nbsp; &nbsp; morning, by his mate, Benjamin Brown. An &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; inquest was held by Dr. Geary, of Kyneton. A post mortem examination was made by Dr. Smith who found the cause of death to be an abscess on the heart. The jury gave a verdict to that effect. The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania, U.S., and was about forty years old.
MELTON. MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, (Before Charles Shuter, Esq., P.M., and B.C. Porter, Esq., J.P. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 3 November 1866
MELTON. MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, &nbsp; r. ;rarl'rh' huter, Es,, P,3I., anld I, (, P'orer, |q,., JP, a v, }'r",nti: ,-Jlebt, .L17 H.. d, o uappeur. 'bJr ', 1'rntlieo.-Debt, .7 17u, ])sJniised. tuu.i-t;r.i,,.nral v, Juno .(1 ith.--Jn thia :.rr.. Mlath, tih dehrfedant;, alled at, the tli,,, ,tL ?elton, for lettirn, antd rc.olved a sl I,:tlet:r froms the poltlmaustrc ait Melton ',1 to hr·,. Smith, cnro of W, PF. 'ulloh, lihr w',~o I is Sith, r, and eht was at one timo u a ?sevunt wlih .1r,.''ulloh, 8ho wont A wvlth the letter, inud in aLlout In hour she ibar:k tI, the post oflicm, and oahl, ns the letter et to, helr, she would return it, She did so, r. rrirHs, tIhe postmWtcr, found the letter nm openeid during the tnimo it wras oullt of his i.on, and, on xamining filrtlher, ho found itr latieid that .e waa encloaed In it, but I n1y' wUIW not In the oletter when returned to pnid. Under these circumetances he Imvd llimith errosteld nnd hrnnght before the >, 'tih Ilhneh romanded Mrs...
FATHER GILES OF BALLYMOY. (Continued from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
FATHER GILES OF 3BALLYMOY. (Contiaiwd from our ast.,) Hlow long I had slept when I was awakened, I never knew. But it was at some hour in the dead of night, when I was disturbed by footsteps in my room, and on jumping up, I saw a tall, stout, elderly man standing with his back towards me, in the middle of the room, brushing his clothes with the utmost care. His coat was still on his back, and his pantaloons on his legs; but he was most as siduous in his attention to every past of his body which he could reach. I sat upright, gazing at hhim, as I thought then, for ten minutes,--we will say that I did so perhaps for forty seconds,-and of one thine' I became perfectly certain,-namely, that tihe clothes brush was my own ! " Sir," said I, speaking very sharply, with the idea of startling him, "what are you doin?g here, in this chamber ?" "'Deed, then, and I'm sorry I've waked ye, my boy," said the stout gentleman. " Will you have the goodness, sir, to tell me what you are doing here ?" "...
AGRICULTURAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
A G R I' U L T URiA L. Ti dcrops continue to look well,' and very mainy farmers are so elated with their pros peets of an abundant yield, that they ignore i the teaching of the old proverb, that " There is many a slip "'Twixt the cup and the lip;" And say, " My crop is safe, nothing can hurt it; I shall get forty bushels, at least, from that crop," We quoted last week the opinion of the :yqus that " nothing that could now happen would seriously aflfect the crops." The Age, of the 3rd instanut, however, says that, on the weather of the next six weeks everything will depend. We give the ex tract :--" The crops, with but trilling ex ceptions, are more promising than for several seasons past, and, with favourable weather for harvest, a good yield, of good quality, may be confidently expected. We cannot, however, close our eyes to the fact that on the weather of the next six weeks everything will depend. Continued moisture, or the occurrence of damp weather about the end of the month wou...
CORRESPONDENCE. [We are not responsible for the opinions expressed by our correspondents.] To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
ORRE8 PONDENOE. [FWe are not responsible for the opinions expressed by our correspondents.] To the .Editor of the ,?Express. Sin.-It appears that, according to the legal rendering of the Local Government Act by your contemporary, backed by the opinion of a Melbourne barrister, Road Boards have no power to alter or amend the valuation, either before or after the striking of the rate; so that, whatever mistakes may be made by the Valuers (from incompetency, or any other cause), no remedy is open to the ratepayers or the Board but the law. The 189th clause has, therefore, no meaning, and must have been inserted merely fbr the purpose of misleading Road Boards and Shire Councils, and not to assist theni in arriving at a fhir and equitable valuation of the property in their respective districts. Well, Sir, I beg to differ from those distinguished legal luminaries; and, to con vince any one who is able or willing to under stand the English language, I will, with your permission, quote the...
VITALITY IN GRAIN.— [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
VITALITY IN GRAIN.--A farmer's wife in Maine, now upwards of seventy years of ago, is stated to have proved by actual experiment, how long the germinating principle in corn would continue sound and good. She selected at nice sound ear of corn, and planted a f.;w kernels from it every year for thirty years. Every year for twenty.nine years the corn grew and flourished, but the thirtieth year it failed to come up or sprout. "John Chinunan has boon throee months in his now gardon," remarks the P'astoral Times, " and alroady hlie has lettuces, cabbages, spring onions, &c., for sale. 110 sank it well on the river bank, and runs water along the surface to his toneco, to the great delight of the numerous goats in the locality, which drink of the water as it rnus along. Englishmen say the shortest distance between two given points is a straight line. John thinks dilfercntly; his canal winds and turns like the course of ia river, and he has saved a considerable amount of lasbour ther...
BIGAMY EXTRAORDINARY.— [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
BIGAMY EXTRAORDINARY.-'The Ararac Advertisor gives a very full and particular account of a case which has recently taken place in that neighbour. hood. It appears that a Mr. John William Knight arrived in that district, and after a time obtained an appointment as engineer to the Canton Gold Mining Company. It was not long before, accord. ing to the report, "came the desire to take to his matured affections a wife, in whose society he hoped to forget the drudgery of his calling, and reap the reward of steady industry around the domestio altar he contemplated erecting amongst us." Clarissa Augusta Colley was the name of the young lady whose attractions allured, and whose consent to become Mrs. Knight, overjoyed this gay Lothario. This young lady is 18 years of ageo, and has a younger sister, who had the first refusal of John William Knight, but no amount of persuasion could induce her to link her fate for life with a man of fifty; not even a joint interest in the £2000 which her lover...
THE PRICE OF BREAD. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
THE PRICE OF BREAD. To tho Editor of theo Express. Sn---A letter appeared in last Saturday's Guardian, signed "Titus Ontes" "complaining of "an act on the part of a baker which is really unaccountable to his ideas of business," As I am, doubtless, the baker thus referred to, I trust you will allow me space to reply to the writer of that letter; for I suppose that, although the editor of the Guardian will not allow " any consideration but truth to influence his exertions," he as not entirely monopolised the right to judge what is truth and what is thlsehood. According to say ideas of business, I mu at pertect liberty to sell my goods-us other tradcssmen are-at such pi'ices as I think prdper; and I should not write to you now were my object merely to justify myself in charg'i? a particular sum fbr bread; but as the statements of " Titus Oates" are intended to injure my business, I dlesire to answer them. It is true that for a dlay or two during last week my price per 41b. loaf at Melt...
BACCHUS MARSH, BALLAN, AND PENTLAND HILLS AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
BACCIIHUS MARSH, BALLAN, AND PENT. LAND UHILLS AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL SOCIE 'Y, SAT a sub.conumittoo meeting of the above Soieoty, held at Flack's Hotel, Ballan, on Tuesday, Nov. 0, theoro were present-Mr. M'Pherson, President iMessrs. Mairs, Duncan, Auderson, James, and } M'Intosh. SHOW YAnDS. T'renders for the crection of show yards wore road. It was moved by Mr. ANxnmsoN, and seoonded by Mr. JAM1Es-"' That Mr. Borry's tender to erect the show yards for the sum of £14 be accepted, and that Mr. Duncan be authorised to oversee the work," Carried. TENT PFOR SHOW, Moveod by Mr. DUNOAN, seconded by Mr. AN. DEInON--" That Mr. A. Grant, and the mover, be equested to procure a tent for the show of dairy produce, &o,, at the Ballan Show." Csxiled. 8ALE OF BOOTII?, Moved by Mr. DUNCAN, seconded by Mr. AN. DERSON-" That Mr. M'Intosh be instructed to sell the booths on the 18th instant, at twelve o'clock." Carried, The mooting then resolved itself into a General Committeo Mooting. ...
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1866. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL, WEDNssDAY, NOVEBInER 7, 1806. Present-Councillor M'Pherson, in the chair; Councillors Atkinson, Duncan, Mairs, Millyard, Graham, Osborne, and Short. The minutes of last meeting wore road and confirmed. Letters sent since last meeting were read, Letters wore read from several local bodies in reference to conference on anmndment of Local Government Act. Mr. Hodgkinson, in answer to Council's letter relative to Mount Darriwell. Mr. Turner, stating that the request of the Council respecting the Blackwood mail will not be complied with. Mr. Steavenson, with instructions from the Commnissioners of Audit relative to lMain Road Construction Vouchers. Mr, Colwell, in answer to Council's letter pro posing to purchase certain land. Mr,' Thomas, Pontland Hills, relative to obstruc tion of a road. President of the Council, forwarding Mr. iHar bord's testimonial. Engineer's report on M'Inornoy's contract. Ditto, on works required at Morrison's. Mr. Elmslio, Stony Crook, rela...
COURTS OF PETTY SESSIONS. BACCHUS MARSH. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7. (Before Charles Shuter, Esq., P.M., James Young Esq., J.P., and Dr. Rae, J.P.) APPLICATION FOR PUBLICAN'S LICENSE. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
COURTS OF PETTY SESSIONS. BACCHUS MARSH. WEDNESDAY, NovEIn?BR 7. (Before Charles Shutor, Esq,, P.M., James Young Esq., J.P., and Dr. EIre, J.P.) APPLICATION FOR PUBLICAN'S LIOENSE. The only business before the Court was an application by Mr. Patrick Vallonce for a publican's license for the promiseo now occupied by himn as a beer shop at Bacchus Marsh, Thero being no opposition, and the req iroemnents of the Act having been complied with, the license was granted.
To the Editor of the Bacchus Marsh Express. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
To the Editor of the Bacchus Marsh Express. SIu-Through the medium of your oolumus, I beg to call attention to the state of the ditches in Ballan. Since the late floods they have bnecome filled with stagnant water, mixed with decom. posing animal and vegetable matter. I have no doubt that the serious epidemic of malignant scarlatina we had here during the winter months was greatly propagat.oe by inattontion to proper drainago. As a physician, I should advise the ditches to be clearod out once a month at any rato during the warm weather, to prevent an outbreak of cholera or dysentery, of which diseases there has been lately a threatoning here. Yours, &e., P. FAIRmAImN, M.D. Ballan, 5th November, 1866.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
THE METROPOLITAN. PERMANENT BUILDING AND INVESTMENT SOCIETY. Established Pursuant to the "Friendly Societies Act, 1855." SHARES, ONE HUNDRED POUNDS EACH. Entrance Fee, 6s. per Share; Subscription, 10s. per Share per Month; Redemption, £1, £1 10s., or £2 per Share per Month, at the option of the Borrower. OFFICE: 64 ELIZABETH STREET, MELBOURNE, E. P. S. STURT, Esq., P.M., President. HUGH TEMPLETON, Esq., Vice-President. TRUSTEES. M. O'GRADY, Esq., M.LA. J. DAVIES, Esq., J.P. J. THOMSON, Esq., M.L.A. F. LLOYD, Esq., J.P. AUDITORS. G. E, COWLEY, Esq. A. PRIESTLEY, Esq. GEORGE TURNER, Esq., Treasurer. COMMITTEE. Mr. N. M. BICKFORD. Mr. W. COATES. MIr. O. FENWICK. Mr. H. H. HAYTER. Mr. J. M'CUTCHEON. Mr. J. NATION. Mr. W. POOLE. Mr. J. S. STILLWELL. Mr. J. H. WYMOND. STEWARDS, Mr. W. COATES. Mr. T. S. COOPER. BANKERS. THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUSTRALASIA. SOLICITOR. A. B. MALLESON, Esq. SURVEYOR. THOMAS WATTS, Esq. SECRETARY. R. G. BENSON. Deposits of £1 or more for fixed periods are. receiv...
BALLAN. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1866. (Before Dugald M'Pherson, Esq., J.P., Chairman; and Walter Duncan, Esq., J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
]3ALLAN. TUESDAY, NOVEIsER 6, 186., (DBefore Dugald M'Phorson, Esq., J.P., Chairman; and Walter Duncan, Lsq., J.P.) Senior Constable Walsh v. William Roberts, alias John Simnnonds. On remaud, forging and uttering a forged cheque. Remanded for a week. Edmund Murphy v. Joseph Phillips. Imposing upon complainanut by false ropresentation, with a view to obtain money. Six mouthol imprisoament in Melbourne gaol with hard labour. Constable Grooeene v, Same. Obsceneo languageo in a public place. Three umouthsi imprisonluut. in Melbourneo gaol with hard labour; cumulativoe on preceding soetonce. Same v. kamne. Wilful dostruction of public property of the value of 10s. Throo mouths' imprisonment in Melbourno gaol, with hard labour. Cumulative upon two preceding sentonces. William Smuead v. Mark Lynch. Thronatning, language. Application to bind to kooeep the peace. No appearance of defendant, Warrant to issue.
BALLAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
BALLAN, (rROot OUR OWN CORtSPONDrNT,) I An sorry to inform you that, on Tuesday last, about ten o'clock, a serious acoldent happened to our old and respected friend, t. J. M'Clelland, licensed draper, whilst his two horses and spring. cart were standing at a friend's door on the Jim Crow Road. Whilst Mr. M'Clelland was attending on some ladies, the horses took fright, but, before getting well off, their owner was clinging to their head. In a short time the cart cameno in contact with a tree, and over wont cart, horses, and M'Clelland. But the latter, more hurt than frightened, still kept his hold of the reins; but, after another desperate turn over, the two horses broke away, and with the cart and goods went through the bush, "over the hills and far away." Mr. M'Clelland was seriously bruised and cut about the body, and had one deep laceration on the leg. It is a matter of wonder how he escaped with his life. "DoEs Ballan stand upon an undeveloped gold. field P" My answer is-" Yes."...
HART'S CYLINDER CRUSHING MACHINE.— [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
HANr's CuYLINDER CRUSHING \IACHINE.-The 1 following description of the above machine, and of its practical trial for the first time, we extract from the Beadigo Advertiser of 24th Oct.-" The machine consists of two iron cylinders, one revolving within the other, the outside cylinder weighs 11 tons, and the inside one 14 tons, The quartz is introduced by a shoot into the interior cyinder from which it passes through round holes I about five inches in diameter in its side, and is crushed between the two cylinders. Quicksilver I is placed with the quartz, and the amalgamating process goes on at the same time as the crushing. T'he tailings, mixed with the silver, discharge from I each end of the cylinder through horizontal gratings into a wooden shoot which conveys them to the ripple tables. These tables, of which there are four, are Mir. Hart's patent; they are formed of iron plates, each table being 10 feet 8 inches long, and is nltie of eight plates 16 inches in length. In each plate...
BLACKWOOD. FRIDAY, 2ND NOVEMBER. (Before C. Shuter, Esq., P.M., and H. Lawrence, Esq., J.P. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
ILACK WOOD. FaRDAY, 2ND NoVEMIBERn (Before C. Shuter, Esq., P.M., and H. Law. ronce, Esq., J.P. DEBT.-Murphy v. Polglasso.-Indebted £16 for work and labour. No appearance. Dismissed. work and labour. No appearance. Dismissed. lBronclhonridgo v. Same-oIndebted £12 10s. for work and labour, No appearance. Dismissed. Shaw Brothers and Company v. Samo.-In. dobtoed 01 for goods sold. No appearance. Dis missed. lBrown v. Semo.-Indobtod .£7 10s. for work and labour. No appearance. Dismissed, Stoddart v. Same.-Indobted £0 149, for work and labour. No appoearance Dismissed. Docker v. Lambort,-Indobted £0 17s. 11d, for goods. Order for amount, with 2s. Gd. costs. Half in a month, ballnceo in two months. Same v. Purday.-.Indobtcd £3 5s. 2d. for goods. No appearance. Dismissed. Same v. Martin.-Indobted .18 5s. 7d, for goods. No appoarance. Dismissed. Same v. Stevoenson-Indebted .2 17s, for goods. No appearance. Dismissed. Same v, Shardlow,-Indobted .£3 14s. 2d, for goods, No appearance. Dismiss...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
GENTLEMEN'S SPRING AND SUMMER CLOTHING. UR purchases in the Home and Continental ) arkots are now to hand, and to which we vito special attention. The Newest Styles of Coatings In West of England Elastics, Ribbs and Moltons, lies, of Chipping Norton, celebrated Tweeds, For ? Riding Trousers and Pants, now mixtures. All the different makes of West of England and Scotch Trouserings. S Fancy French Cashmore acid Quilting Vestings. Superior Watrproof Tweed Overcoatings. Russell Cords, Alpacas, China Silk, And Other Light Materials for Summer Wear. ; ALL GOODS TIIOROUGIILY SHRUNK S Before being made up. F~' iatterns and Instructions for Self-Measuroment :snut free by post, on application. A Large and Fashionable ST'rOCK OF READY-MADE CLOTHING. OUTFITS TO ENGLAND ddd all parts of the World, on the Shortest Notice. Moderate Charges. ,irst.class Cutters and Workmen employed on promises. q000KSON AND BROWN, SUCCESSORS TO G. An) J. ESPIE. WHITE DRESS SHIRTS. :1The attention of gentlemen requi...
THE Bacchus Marsh Express. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1866. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 10 November 1866
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1866, Wf make no apology for returning so soon to the important subject of telegraphic com munication between Bacchus Marsh and the metropolis. The urgent necessity of this means of slpeedy communication, if we are not to be for ever kep' in our present isolated position, we have already fully pointed out. The other want to which we alluded is one which is perhaps even more felt-namely, a daily postal 'delivery of letters at the houses and places of. business of the residents in the township. We group thesettwo things together because they are. very much alike, belong to the same Governmental department, and are usually managed throughout the colony by thle same officials. Is there any reason why we should for a longer period be deprived of two such boons ? *We think not. Unlike many of the projects which have from time to time engrossed the attention of those interested in the progress and prosperity of these districts, they are comparatively in expensive. An...