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Latest from Fiji. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
Latest from F\ji. We (Serald), are in . receipt of news from Levuka, in the Fijian, group; up to the 12th of September,-when the Star of the South, steamer left for -Auckland. Onr " Special Correspondent " says :— "I arrived here from "Kandavu yester day, by the Mnry Elizn. aud found every thing extremely quiet. Official de spatches (forwarded by the City of Mel bourne), Transpacific .Hail steamer, and just received from. Sydney by H. 3. 3L's Consul),- state th.it. his £;:c---l!cncy S:r Hercules Itobinsoii may be looked for here l>r the Pearl- on the 20th Sentcmbv-r. The general impres sion on the minds of the vrhiie residents at Levukr. seems to be that Sir Hurcnir3 is to etcne with fail power and goodwill to " annex Fiji ; " from which operation the most extraordinary and advanta geous results are esr.ectcd to follow. The British Consul, Zlr. iayard, :&lt;=, I ana r-orry to It-am, seriously ill with an attack of paralysis, but :t is honed that 20 immediate danger is to ...
Blendin and the Governor. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
Bloadin and the Governor, Tun Sydney coirospondent of the Mlait 2a::d says:— An item connec ted -with B-Iondin's visit to Sydney which ; has not appeared in the reports of his I perforroauc.es, but -which hes been men tioned, and is true, and -rrhich, moreover, deserves record if only ns a ro-.'clation of a liiilc of the secrecy surrounding vice regalpatronage, is as follows:—The vice regal box -within Blondin's tent is handsomely furnished vrith grcea dam asfc-covered coach and chairs, nnd tha floor or platform is nicely carpeted, , -while the box is surrounded with flags and banners; go that it -mil be under stood some expense and trouble had to ?be incurred to make things so comforta ble.' And it must be borne in mind that ?vice-royalty does not p>7: at the doors, but milks in uncovered, vrhfle the . band is playing the National Anthem, and sends a cheque for such amount as it may deem fit (usually in excess of the entaance-nioney), generally two or three days after the entert...
A Too Fond Lover Betrayed. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
A Too Fond Loirer Betrayed. "We are indebted to Captain Arnold, of the Restless (whose vessel arrived 'in. Kewcastle Harbour on Thursday evea ing) for the particulars of a remarkable occurrence at Kcramea, ia connection v.ih tie escape of 3L Rochefort and his compatriots, resulting in- the capture -of the principal accomplices in. 'dost, escape- It will' be recollected by eotae of our readers, that when flw escaped ComzmxL nists arrived first efclSewcastle per the 3?.CI£L. bsuijuCy wer? ancfanriaTiwii by a who-wassaid locre aided the escape by iafcingr tie prisoners in bis sxid , placing on* hoard tiso vessel. Thft -was a fact j sod ia due time tie German (whose name has not transpired) -vent to Melbourne; but having,, it appears, left c"lady love" behind him at Noumea, owing to tho hurry of departure, he bethought him to return and fetch her. this view ho returned to Nevr Caledonis, bat to his grief foned the lacy -unfaithful, and. zr.3.rn.e& t'c- a rasr: r.Mxicci Coziziors...
Suburban Railway Traffic. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
-i Suburban Railway -Iraific.. Thk ; Railway Department. lwve; ??at -.ranged for the collection, of tickets at .the Newtown station,, instead of the ticket platform at Itcdferu,- and by this alteration three or four 2uinrte= art' sa-vedto huburiun If tly.rc were any passenger* iroui Nevrtovni ynocth speaking of, tin-. alteration -would be n great loon to tberu, for wJuli. tls&lt; time occupied m the journey lnst\-,e&lt;.n the two stations js only fKe minutes, Uiat consumed in taking the ticket's ha-? commonly occupied about, ten. "\Vc bear that the passengers, from stations bcyend. .STewtoram ar? disposed to be thankful for the consideration, irlttck the ?Dspartiaeixt'has tlicis: coa vejuence, but after all, fois. economy ?f their time can be regarded" only" in the light, -of a- very small- mercy, -if, the Gorcrnment were really concerned to make the- railway available, to the great mass of our dense city and suburban population, they would take, stepa to I form a ce...
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 1874. The International Society. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
AVEDNICSDAV, tiCTO.RKU 7, 187*. y.y TPtoe InterntttionalKoclfttr. SomkTuw years ago,-the International; gait; considerable al:nm. ami aitxicty to tlio gwerjimeids aiid peoples ofEurope.; In the iitsiduona spread of its "principles Yfttid- the. increased: concentration of its strength, the relirctiujf -world seemed to, perceive the no diskint jsnbveriaon 6f inrkJerii' society.. .It. Ti'as the., boast of. ? .those known to be tho leaders of the or ganizalion, tliat in its raiitu" uumiwrcd . thoasandebut millionsof the labor ? iii£ families of" Europe, .arid Anrcrica;' and that if its accession of strength and: ?power for gowt oroVii ?ntnfe on at tlwj pace at tallied in ye.ars. past, the regcrier-^ ntion of the world was ]iear and certain. jndged by (3i&, ready acieptatice of its '?':. doctrines, by iw?i -of thoefc; destined to : of political 'pinwcr in, Eurojjw and vlsewJiere, this boast would' appear to - l?ive Koine Xoundation. ?'. 'AJ- to the influenceit exercised; .cdnTd ;...
THE MAILS VIA SUEZ. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
THE MAILS VLi. SUEZ. The Peera sailed from Gallc for Ade -...'? laide at midnight on the 25th Septsm ? -J The Nubia arrived at Galle on tho 1st '?">? Octoher. '':' Daring t::e past ferr d-~r; reports have been circulate-:! to the discredit of " : " the mjincgcr of this institution. Cer '?;, *~ : n charges —ere mnclc bj D. Chora y. >??->, a painter, T?ho nt one time vras an "; inmaic of the , estalilishment, ftnti on . "Wcdncstlaj" the committee 01 the City ??.-. Kight Refuge.Bad Soup Kitt-hea, having ? inquired into tlie matter, passed the fol ? : Jo-rring resolution :—" Tliat the charges ? ? made by ngainst the manager ', of this institution hare ntterly failcil, . and havf no focn'intion in fact." 3lr. diaries Coxen, of the Lands de -, pirfcieur, 3ris"bane, has been appointed ;.-? Ccsarai£rfcE2r for Lands at Darling
Extraordinary Weddings. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
Ertraordinary Weddings. A xbrxL. wedding tix>k place at Ac cruiglou recently. TTic party proceeded to church in extraordinary .order, the procession being headed by the bride- groom's brother on a donkey, decorated with garlands and ribbons. The rider, ?who is a lad of fifteen, was dressed J'ke a trouiau, with gay flounces nud other extravagant attire. The wedding took place at a time when tlie factory hands were taking their breakfast- half-hour, and was therefore witnessed hy thou sands of spectators. On arriving nt r the church, door ,a debate, was held whether the procession should enter tlie .church, donkey and all. , It wns finally agreed t?!** ft c 'would be incomplete, if "^-Neddy**^ -were shut out. 1&9 nw ? Iwnwwiv, "Started, strom- srntnged, and . taexjoukey remaged-OBtsiite.- reported t# iare taken, place; a? Jeriugtoa, g?Ssex? the beaatg perfewmed .bj- tbe-Very?evvAiehdeacon PhiOpots, m tie jpresenc?-ff a large cepgregat&pt. The.2uipttal t?. ihe garish...
Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
Local and General News. The Weather.— There are now n?m? takcabto signs that summer is fastapproach iog-.some ofthero plea?ing enough, but others decidedly objectionable to r few malcontents; The insect creation is fast finding itself wings, much to the disgust of sundry folks of. sensi tive temperaments, for tbe attentions of the innumerable little midges .of all' ages and sizes, with, their musical.: accompaniments, are anvUiing but desirable, ; though very de voted."; AH nature.seema to be rousing itself for action,ami consequently there is-much stir 'in the physical world. Hie quietness and soberness of winter, arid the first gush of spring nrc over, having given place to what may be called the happy mean between these extremes. , ? At. all events; everything and dvervbody seem' to mean to be happy, and so they ought. The temperature, is delightful, and signs, of coming prosperity smile every where. True, there are a few there always must bo in this: world—but they only tend to ...
Captain Cook's Statue. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
.tJaptairt Cook's; Statrre. Ybs£eei>ay afternoon a meeting -of. the committee appointed in ?ouueeiion with the crcciibR of afctattrcto the illustrious navigator, Captain was, held nt the -Judges." Cli?mbers? Sir' Alfred Stephen, and flip other gentlemen" were" the- Hvji. E. I>i-.i5 C.15".,. Aldcr irlaii" Day, "Mcssr*. "'Aigcx, Baylis,, F. Senior, .T. Davies, and' It. B. Smith (lion. Fetreterjf]r. "i- stated thai lie lind forivpited.the '.committee: at rfcTJaijst hf'".??-'T}ia"'Ci-6- ,, deptiriti6ri.' i verinucnt had placed it tsmi upon the Estimate!?, and tire amount liad been voted lry Parliament -for'tite completion of the statue. The Colonial SiJcrefary had stated m Parliament that tlttf Got c-rniueut > -would - not lialtd this money over to the committee, but would them selves retain the power of deciding who shoidd be intrusted -with tlie completion of tlie work. As the Government gave tlie money there could he notlong" to comploiu of in that. Bnl" he'did not ' see irh...
Singleton Police Court. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1874. Before Mr. James Smith, P.M. Drunkenness. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
Singleton Police Court. TUESDAY. OCTOBElt G, 187-1. Before Mr. Jamks SHITil, P.M. DntTfKENXte!". Alexander on bail, charged with drunkenness, did not appear. Sergeant Dtt Vcrnet stated that defendant resided fifteen miles from town. His Worship ordered a summons to be issued for him. LaBCEXY. Thuma* Benton, on bail, charged on the in formation of Elisha Wiggcns, with stealing, on the month of July last, an adze, arc. four dclf 'saucers, two teaspoons, a cork-screw, and au iron chain, did not appear when called. Defendant's bail was thereupon cat rested, and summ?nses ordered to be issued by the police against the complainant, who was also not in attendance. | _ SURETIES OF THi: PEACE. : Join Martin., of Charlton, a farmer, was ! charged on the information of Alfred Cob i croft, with having on the 19th September lajst, at Charlton, most violently threatened to '? take it out of him," at the jams tims I s&siing ? v&is. ja his bios, , , The complainant deposed to fearin...
COMMERICAL. London, October 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
COH2-123CTAL. Lcndon, October 3. I An advance in discount is expected. j In the English wheat market there \ has been a further fall of 2s. Adelaide [ wheat is selling at 52s. to 5-ls.; New \ Zealand, 425. to 435. ; Ta3nianian, 465. ? to 51s. i The tvool sales closed firm, and the ndvartce was maintained throughout; the bulk Trafi taken by heme buyers. ? 120,000 bales were bonght for export, 'including -10,030 bales for America. ? ; . Tlic next sales are fixed for STovernbcr 17. Ba'me s:id Cd. report that pros pects are favourable, and. they ost;:nr.te : the increased imr.orts during the year at ;'lOO,OOO bales. Prices of copper have advanced, ' OTrirag to the smallness of stocks. ? Chili, £82 to £83 ; "Wallaroo, £91. : : The tin raarket presents 3 quiet np ' penraace: the late Dutch Eaies were laarked by no appreciable alteration.
GUNPOWDER EXPLOSION. London, October 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
GUNPOWDER EXPLOSION. London, October 3. A quantity of gunpower in a barge on the Regont's Canal exploded. The barge had five tons of powder on board which blew up the Canal bridge. There ?was a great panic. The houses in close proximity vrerc completely Yrrcckcd. The sound of the explosion t?32 heard a distar.ee of ten miles. The loss of life is confined to the "three bargemen, but the destruction of property is immense, including Alms House. The Zoologi cal Gjvrdens narrenrly escaped, and the Eegent's Park ttos ;;eS on S.re.
Newcastle. [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENTS.] [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
Ivewe&sile. [ntOM OUK COKHESrON-^SK".]. THE Kteamer punter bas tnkcn tuo pj.ee oi . the Kesnbla on the line for a vouk or to, ia j order to allow of the latter vci'cel being j docked at Sydney, for the purpose cS bcins repainted and fitted up. j Mr. Thomas Smith has obtained the con tract for pulling down the ruins of the stores lately destroyed by fire in Boltoa-stxeet, Sew buildings are to be erected shortly. ';'?". Means. """Food Brothers and Co, havecom . menced . the erection of - their temporary stores in Bolton-street. ; The "Lord Nelson Tin Mining Company have commenced forwarding tin ore to the - Stockton Works to be smelted. '-';-.? ??-?.-.;;'? y'Y A successful gathering of the Burwood Young Mert's "hnprovement Society was held on Monday night, when the meeting wb at tended by onr 260 persona; The Cnstoma Collection for the month ; : ending 30th September, 1874 was as follows: j Harbour and Light Bates, £443*5*. 44.; iDoty, £4545 3s. 7d;' PHotsge, £820 35.; I Remov...
Leases of Auriferous Land. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
Leases - of iuriierQiis Land. '' iK./otut: mining summary published last I week,;we mentioned the fact that- con-" I sidcrablc, consternation had been caused amongst persons who- had be?ome_th.e proprietors of anriferons leases by pnr chasc from' tlie> original applicants, ovriny to Che rale laid down by theiJcw Mailing Department, that leases s cbuW only-tie made" out hvtha' name of "tho" originaT applicant or applicants, 'sind' that all these mast sign the lease Before it could he iSbtted. On this same sub ject, Mri Mongan, "who represents the J BathaTst district on the Alining- Board,' lias retmed the following letter , - — Upper Tnro?, September 23, 1874. My dear Sir, — just bought three quarter-shares id* a. lease- of 13 acres of qnariz reef, unci ../when I came into JJathoxst X found thatX could not get a. transfer pat throngEllw books until the lease is and tjiui not without the con&etd &lt;Jf thej?ecretary for JVlines. I also fotrai that ttiitess the Wliol...
The First Mining Appeal Case. [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
ffie,Ernst Mining Appeal Case. .Tire first mining appeal case under the ?Minings? Act' of 1874, after -'passing. !thrauglr- 'the Warden's Court and tho has at last stncfc fast at the very entrance to the Stiprenie Conrt, 'through the ntter inability- of the Act tolielpt.it fnrther. The case, vdmiiied lirr m *few Tvonls, ig dimply this —In May lasft/'ii parly of three men marked pff three men's ground, at Tnllcmng pnsli. Thia-maikmy wasrsct 8 o'clock n nu On about lialf past 10 n-TiL/anoffier-party marked off twomen'sgroundwithin tijir the three mt-ii'fSgroniid previously marked off Of course a dispute arosd, £hor matter was referred to. the TVardeta, -vrha hear J c\ idt-nce on tho groitnii, and a de cision wji> giTcn in favour of the three men. About twelve ilays. after the Warden had. gnen. liie dficisioa in tlteir fa\ our, tlio three receired t, sranr mons for trespass at the instance of the two men, and this again necessitated a hearing before the "Warthii, being the .same off...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate — 7 October 1874
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