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CORRESPONDENCE. [We are not responsible for the opinions expressed by our correspondents.] THE MADDINGLEY COURT-HOUSE. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 8 December 1866
00 RE POND ENO . We are not responsible for the opinions exrrosssd b? our correspondients. 'HE MADDINGLEY COURT-HOUSE. T'o the Editor of the Eaxpress. SIR--Is anything being done towards re moving the offices of our Road Board from the Court-house, Bacchus Marsh, to the premises lately bought by the Board at IIaddingley? Some steps should be taken by the members to preserve their newly purchased " local habitation," for, at present, it is fast going to ruin. Many of the windows are broken; the spouting to the roof is out of repair, although a few shillings expended now would put it right. Worse than this, I find that the front door of the building is left open, so that all and sundry may take up their abode in the interior. It is to be presumed that the Road Board, in purchasing the old Court-house for offices for themselves, did so with an intention of occupying it; and if they cannot make up their mind whether to enter upon possession while the building stands where it does, they ...
CENTRAL COMMON SCHOOL [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 8 December 1866
CENTRAL COMMON SCHOOL. Mn. GEAny, Inspector of Schools, made his half yearly inspeotion of the Central Common Sohool, Btcchus Marsh, on Monday and Tuesday last. We are happy to inform our readers that the result of the examination of the scholars has been eminently satisfactory. The Inspector expressed his opinion that the school was superior to nine-tenths of the metropolitan schools. The average per contago of passes for the latter half of this year is 81-1 against i6-4 for the half-year ending 30th Juno last. The number of scholars present at the examination was 108. The school, therefore, maintains the reputation it has acquired of being a first-class one. We subjoin Mr. Goary's report, from which it will be seen that he suggests that the school fees should be increased. We look upon this as a deserved reward to the master and mistress of the school for their efforts to obtain such a large per contago of passes as we have mentioned. The other recommendations of the Inspector spe...
CLEVER CASE OF CUT OUT [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 8 December 1866
CLEVEa CAS or CUT OUT.-It is many years 0 I fell in love with Jano Jerusha Skeggs, the dsomost country girl by far that over went on B. By meadow, creek, and wood, and doll, so in we did walk, and the moonlight smiled on melting lips, and the night winds learned our J. Jano Jerusha was all to me, for my heart I young and true, and loved with a double and sted love, and a love that was honest, too. I med all over the neighbours' farms, and I robbed I wildwood bowers, and tore my trousers and htchod my hands in seoarch of choicest flowers, uy joyous love I brought all those to my Jerusha es; but I wouldn't be so foolish now, if I were a r again, A city chap then came along, all used up in fine clothes, with a shiny hat and by vest and a moustache under his nose. lHe led to her of singing.schools (for her father ied a farm), and she loft me, the country love, Stook the new chap's arm. And all that night ver slept, nor could I eat next day, for I loved girl with fervent love that nought...
BALLAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 8 December 1866
BALLAN. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) I READ in last week's .Express a letter signed " Relaxation," directing public attention to Christmas Holidays. Well Sir, I believe in Christmas sports, and so do many others in Ballan. The success of the Agricultural Show has imparted courage to a few gentlemen who have decided to get up Caledonian Sports to be held on Boxing Day, and they also intend applying for permission to hold the gathering in the Ballan show yards. During next week a committee meeting will be held at Flack's Hotel. After which I will inform you of every particular, Mr. Thomas Pykeo is also engaged in reorganising the Ballan Cricket Club with a view to fencing a fine piece of ground obtained by C. H. Lyon Esq., last year from the Government. IT is my painful task this week to inform you of the death of Mrs. Laffan, the wife of Mr. James Laffan, landlord of the Royal Mail Hotel, Ballan, which took place at her residence on Sunday night last, a little before ton o'clock, after ...
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1866. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 8 December 1866
BALLAN SHIRE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, DFoCEbunB 5, 1866. Present-Councillor M'Phorson, President, in the chair; Councillors Atkinson, Duncan, Graham, Mairs, Millyard, and Short, The minutes of the last mooting were read and conflrmed. Loetters sent sinco last mooting wore road. The following letters were then road: D. Wade, carter, relative to tolls on bridge at D. Colwoll's, Minutes of Conforence of Dele gates in Melbourno, hold on the Oth, 7th, and 8th, relative to amending the Local Government Act. Manager of National Bank of Australasia, return ing old guarantee bond and sonding now one, and requesting cheque to cloos old Road Board Account; also, advising paymoint of second instal. mont of Government Endowment, 1860, Clerk of Bacohus Marsh Road Board, in answer to Council's letter respecting certain bridges. Mr. Stoavonson, relative to deputations to Minister of Roads and Bridges. C, Mars, relative to damage to road at Gordon's. Road Board, Moorabbin, relative to tolls on main roads...
BLACKWOOD. 6th December, 1866. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 8 December 1866
BLACKWOOD. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) 6th December, 1866. As I anticipated, the banquet in honour of Messrs. Lawrence and Otway came off on Friday night with great eclat. The presentations took place in the Golden Point School-room, in presence of a numerous and respectable audience. The Rev. Mr. Ashe, Episcopalian clergyman, presented the addresses in a suitable and becoming manner. The one to Mr. Lawrence was couched in highly complimentary language, and enumerated in brief but expressive terms, the many public and private merits of that gentleman; it also bore testimony to the unfeigned regret which was generally felt at his leaving the district. The other address, in favour of Dr. Otway, was some what similar, the only difference being that it referred more exclusively to the Doctor in his private and professional capacities. His address was enhanced by a purse of ninety sovereigns no insignificant souvenir, considering the numerous eleemosynary and other calls which are made upo...
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5. (Before C. Shuter, Esq., P.M., and Dr. Rae, J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 8 December 1866
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5. (Before C. Shuter, Esq., P.M., and Dr. Rae, J.P.) D. Harbord v. Richard Bence. Claim for £2 2s. for subdividing a selection of ground taken up by Richard Bence and John Dorricutt, in the agricul- tural area of Merrimu. Mr. Musgrave for the plaintiff; Mr. Gell for the defendant. Mr. Bence stated that he objected to pay Mr. Harbord's fee because the survey he had made was of no use. The Government would only accept a survey made by a Government contract surveyor, which Mr. Harbord was not, Did not recollect Mr. Harbord saying that he was not a contract surveyor. He had been put to great expense in having to go to town, &e., because of the useless- ness of Mr. Harbord's work. Mr. Harbord said that Mr. Bence came to him and asked that the ground should be subdivided. He told him that he was not a Government contract surveyor, and that although he had presented surveys for other parties which had been accepted by the Government, yet if he surveyed the groun...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 8 December 1866
DEATHS. LAFFAN.-On the 2nd December, at her residence, the Royal Mail Hotel, Ballan, Mrs. Laffan, wife of Mr. James Laffan, aged 28 years. She was much respected, and leaves behind a family of four children to mourn her loss. M'KAY.-On Thursday, Dec. 6, at the residence of his brother-in-law, Mr. Johnston, Pentland Hills, Mr. Donald M'Kay, aged 24.
LECTURE ON GEOLOGY. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 8 December 1866
LECTURE ON GEOLOGY. A LECTURE was delivered at the School-room, Barry's Reef, on Monday evening, the 26th ult., &nbsp; by Dr. Otway, in aid of the funds of the Kyneton Hospital, the subject being–"The Geology of &nbsp; Blackwood, and the Metallurgical Treatment of Ores," H. Lawrence, Esq., in the chair. The Doctor said that the meaning of geology was earth's history of itself, and to him it possessed a peculiar charm, being his study from boyhood. The best and first book of geology was the first chapter of Genesis. Science did not deal in abstract calculations, but based its assertions and theories on positive evidence and reliable data, To him there was not the least doubt of the earth's &nbsp; existence prior to Adam ; who was, after all, the &nbsp; first great civilisor of mankind. He then pro- &nbsp; ceeded to sketch a pre-Adamite continent of &nbsp; Australia, and illustrated it by a diagram, and said that, originally, two rivers ...
SELECTED POETRY. A QUIET MIND. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 8 December 1866
SELECTED POETRY. A QUIET MIND. &nbsp; &nbsp; My mind to me a kingdom is; Such perfect joy therein I find, As far exceeds all earthly bliss That God or Nature hath assign'd : Though much I want that most would have, Yet still my mind forbids to crave. Content I live, this is my stay ; I seek no more than may suffice ; I press to bear no haughty sway; Look what I lack my mind supplies, Lo ! thus I triumph like a king, Content with that my mind doth bring. I see how plenty surfeits oft, And hasty climbers soonest fall: I see that such as sit aloft Mishap doth threaten most of all; These got with toil, and keep with fear: Such cares my mind could never bear. Some have too much, yet still they crave, I little have, yet seek no more: They are but poor, though much they have; And I am rich with little store; They poor, I rich; they beg, I give ; They lack, I lend; they pine, I live. I laugh not at another's loss, I grudge not at another's gain ; No worldly wave my mind can ...
BACCHUS MARSH AND MADDINGLEY DISTRICT ROAD BOARD. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 December 1866
BACCHUS MIARSH AND MADDING LEY DISTRICT ROAD BOARD. SATURDnAY, DECEMBER 8. Ordinary fbrtnightly meeooting. Present Mr. G. G. Paterson, Chairmlan; Messrs. Tjyson, Young, and Burke. ''The minutes of the previous meeting weore read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. From A. Burtt and MI. Ioengney, requesting the Board to award them money out of the sum due to Maguire, contractor for certain works. I-Heath and Cordell, Geolong, enclosing proof sheet of Shire and Road Board Direc tory for 1807, for correction. toads and Bridges 01ice, iMelbourne, enclosing voucher for £149 12s. Od., Main Road subsidy. Also, requcsting that, in futuro, three days' notice he given of intended visits of deputations, Melton RIoad Board, in reference to con ference on Djerriw'rrh toll. Moorabbin District Road Board, relative to the abolition of tolls. The Clerk was in structed to reply that this Board was wvilling' to co-operate. From the Manageors of the Djerriwarrh Toll, enclosing proportion of revenue, £? 14s....
LAMENTABLE AFFAIR. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 December 1866
I;gAENTADLI An4AIl.-A woman nnmad CGris Its aotod strangoly of lato, owving, it is prosumnr r eXo.ssivo pIoverty. On Saturday night sh roposod to her laughter to go to a wlatorhclo fo he purposo of fotching water, Tho young woman grood, and they proceeded over the old slifts fol ho puirpose. On anrriving at a shaft some sixt. ot in doepth, the unfortunato woman, turning t or daughter, said, "Well, Maria, T think we'v ad enough piovorty latoly, don't you think so too ihat do you say to our ending it together? loizing her daughter's dress, she then jumpod int ie shaflt. Fortunately for the young wonmiI1, sh nas enablod to hold on with ono hand to a sapling id thus provont horself from sharing the fatte le wvould.bo murdoross and snicido. Her soream aisod an alarm, and her mother was brought t le surface, not dead, but much injured. Dr. Look Ias promptly in attondance, and found thatl sh ad brokoen a log in two phl)cs, and was otherwis ajured. Ieo at once administorod tho usuv omadiep,...
BUNYIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 December 1866
?3rusyP.--The Geclong Riegister contributes the followingu bunyip story:--" Considoerable interest, not to say oxcitonment, has occurred recently at the settlement at Stony Creek, In the roar of the settlement is situated a largo swamp, which forms an important part of the watershed which is to supply Gcelong with water. For some considerablo time past strange noioes have procoeeded from this swalp, which cannot be credited to any known animal. There a:lppcars to be at least two of theut for there is the cry and the answerin~ cry, andl the noises occur nightly, Of course numberless have been the attempts to obtain a sight of thlse stralngo amphibious anitalIs, but as the lwamp is of con siderable size, and densely covered with reeds, any shy aItplhibious animal might conceal itself during the dcay. 'Vhere Lro not wanting somne, howcrever, who assert they have been fortunito e.ough to obtain a glinpsl)S of it, and they describo it :as being of a dark cololur, shading lighter towards ...
MELTON. DISTRICT ROAD BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 December 1866
MIELTON. (FRlOM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT,) DISTRICT ROAD BOAiRD. Tio ordinary meeting of this Board was held at the office of the Board, Melton, on Friday, 7th instant, the members present being B. C. Porter, Esq., Chairman; Messrs. G?rant, Blackwood, and Ross. Correspondence was read f'rom Mr. N. Burke, claiming ;8 comp ensatioln for damage done to his grass paddock by draining from the Diggers' Rest Road. From the Moorabbii Rload Board, seeking the co-operation of this Board in procuring the abolition bof all tolls, and to.make the maintenance of all nmain roads a charge on the general revenue of the colony. From the Mlanager of the Mnarybyrnong Toll, enclosing stantemeit of revenue derived, and chequo for the amounut due to this Board tfor the curi'ent month, Frdm the Manager of the Commercial Bank of A ustralin, neknowledging the receipt of £285 28, 5d,, from the Secretary of the Road Board Conferences. From the Attorney-G·eneral, declining to give an opinion as to the legality of ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 December 1866
TO SQUATTERS. Under Royal Letters Patent, William Henry Allen's PATENT FOOTROT OINTMENT. In Cases 18 Pots each, at 10s. Gd. per Pot. This Preparation is the only radical Remedy for Footrot in Sheep; one Pot will dress and cure one hundred Sheep, A LLEN'S COMIPOUND DISINFECTANT .L~k SOLUTION, Fou THE CURE OF SA.n, In Casks and logeheads at 7s. Gd. per gallon; one gallon sufficient for sixty gallons of Shoopwash. Sheep-owners can confidently rely on these remedies, which have stood unrivalled for the last six years, as the best, simplest, and cheapest means ever employed for the eradication of FOOT ROT and SCAB, in acknowledgement of which WT. H. Allen holds innumerable Certificates, and a Testimonial Gold Medal, valued at FIFTY GUINEAS, ALLEN'S DISINFECTANT COMPOUND SOLUTION, For the Cure of Scab in Sheep. TESTIMONIALS. We, the undersigned, examined Six Sheep placed on the grounds adjoining the office of the Govern ment Distilleries previous to their being dipped in "Allen's Compound...
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 December 1866
NOTICES TO CO1RESPONDENTS, Coan?rucaTroNs should be forwarded as early in the'week as possible, and should be addressed 'to the Editor, Expuess Office, Bacchus Mlarsh. SContributors are requested to write upon one side only of the paper. All communications intended for publication require to be authenticated by the name and address of the writer. Anonymous communi. cations will not be attended to. All business oommunications and orders should be addressed to the Manager, Ernese OfBce, Bacchus Marsh.
BALLAN. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1866. (Before J. M. Clow, Esq., P.M., and Walter Duncan, Esq., J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 December 1866
BALLAN. 'unesDAY, DEG?unnR 11, 1860. (Be3foro J. M. Clow, Esq., P.M., and Walter Duncan, Esq., JP.) Thomas Palo v. Jamos Partridge.--Fraud sum. mons. Complaint dischargeod with 10s. Od. coste,. James Baker v. Patrick Gannon.-Wages 14., Sottlod out of Court. Constablo Oroono v, John Roonoy,.-Drunk and disorderly. Fined ls., and 58. costs, amount of recognizance. In default, twelveo hours' imprison. mont. Same v. Mnoses Cousens and John M'Geoe.--In. torploeader summons in the matter of goods sold at suit of Cousens, and claimed by M'Goe. Order for resoatitution of goods.
A NIGHT ENCOUNTER WITH THE "HYDAHS." (Concluded from our last.) [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 December 1866
- ~.".'.? NTIGHT ENCOUNTER WITH (Conclurdcd from our last.) .. On our way along the coast we came across an Indian encampment, which rather alarmed uii. t first, but tihe Indians proved to be a party of Stikeens, who were on a fishing ex pedition, and who, from their proximity to Vietoria, were too accustomed to white men to pay much attention to us. On leaving them, however, a few of their men were very persistent in their endeavours to accompany us, and had launched a canoe, with the determination of following in our wake. This addition to our party was not considered at all desirable, and Silns expended much abuse and nmany oaths in attempting to get rid of them. Understanding little or npthing of wlhat he said, they paid no atten tion to him, but paddled on quietly after us accompanying each stroke with a dismal kind of chant, and exasp.erating our irascible com- mandor to the last degree,. As it was im portant they should leave us, we waited until they camne up alongside, when ...
AGENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 December 1866
A 'G B N T S. Vi~he followping gnimna~be pqqe AG1ENTS for'h haveesr- bonapoue Mbe~bhoulrn ?.,,I.,. 1MOssrs, GOBDO1qa & G~oTCH Badde~:tabnort. Dr. G. FLACK.L~ag Bkzckcwooca I:l,.,,.,, H. T. G. HOYQAK Malllrlong .....,......,,,, 4. BLAO~KWOOD. Gforclo's ,,, ,,,,,..,,...,,,;, ~essrs. ERWIN M;~ACER.
COURTS OF PETTY SESSIONS. BACCHUS MARSH. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12. (Before C. Shutter, Esq., P.M., and Dr. Rao, J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 15 December 1866
O0URTS OF PETTY SESSIONS. BACCHIIUS MARSH., WDNan suA, DoECEnER 12, (Boforo C. Shutor, Esq., P.M., and Dr, Rae, J.P,) William Watts v. J, M'Evoy, Debt--1Ss, Goods. No appearanuoo, Dismissed, A. G., Brown v, Riuh?rd foece. Debt--£1 Is, Work. Adjourned for one week.,