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Gipps and Guardian, Friday, 11th July, 1856. RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 11 July 1856
Haiitt (©uartitaii, Friday, Ylth Jtily, 1856.- : \ RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS, vv : The resolution lately passed by the Mel-" bourne Chamber of Commerce, offering- a • premium for the best .essay, on rapid means of transit from Melbourne into the interior,: pending* tlie completion of the railways contemplated, has g-iven rise tp a spirited-dis- > eussion. The Chamber: of. Commerce; i has! been rather • roug-lily handled for their su-: pineness, in reference to the construction off railways leadings into-theinterior,while: they had the matter in their hands ;' and it is asserted that they-are only now aroused from their lethargy when : tliey , find: the 1 trade of the g'old - fields likely toi be; taken! from them through the; superior, activity > and energy of their South Australian rieig-h-: hours on the one side, v andc^New--South Wales on the other. Various suggestions have already .been made on this subject.. ' Among others a temporary tramway - has been mentioned, either made...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 11 July 1856
AD VERTISEM ENTS. part of that duty) to attend carefully to the local interests of his constituents. With these, interests I have long been familiar^ and have as far as could be done by a private individual, endeavored to pro\x=req-\ iriote tliem* should I be placed in the honorable position I aspire to, my power to do so would be greatly increased, and I pledge myself to add to this increased means of serving1 youunceasing exertions to prove myself worthy of your support. ■ Among the, chief wants of the district are roads and Emigrants These wants have been Repeatedly and urgently-'brought under the notice of the Government with so, little success however, hitherto; that we have yet, scarcely a mile of made road, and until last year had ^not received one immigrant. The / want of some regala\x=req-\ tion for the proper apportionment of funds for local improvements,1 and of immigrants brouglit ■ to this country, at the public ex-■ pense, is a serious evil- and. one to which > your...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 11 July 1856
•LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. ■ Man found Dead.—On the 1st inst., a' Mr. Brown of Stratford, (by trade a sawyer,) was found dead upontiie plain, a short; distance from Sale, deceased had several bruises upon his face, which, at first, excited some suspicion that foul play had been used; but the evidence given at the inquest went to show that his death was the result of accident. It appears Brown had been to Sale to release some horses from the Pound, and on his way to Stratford was seen by a man in the employ of B. A. Cuninghame, Esq., to come in contact with the bough of a tree, which at once threw him from his horse; the man saw him in his saddle again, and left him with a caution to be careful; but the unfortunate man paid little regard to the council, for he was found dead next morning, with his neck dislocated. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Electoral List.—It appears we have on the Electoral List 284 names for the Assembly, and 46 for the Council.
COLONIAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 11 July 1856
COLONIAL INTELLIGENCE. The Queen lias "conferred the. honor of Knighthood - upon William: w Macarthur, Esq., of Camlxlen Park, New South Wales. The ship Slialimar, with the mail of the ; 23rd March, sanchored ih. Hobson's Bay at • two o'clock: on Monday morning. She encountered roug'h weather, ' and .lost her bowsprit, mainsail and .suffered other damage off King's Island. Already four distinct companies are Aplying.on the River ::Murray, ;but ,the sup-: iply-:of :steam vessels: andsbarges. is. by no means'equal to the demand. - - The • Ovens and Murray Advertiser says, " that in nearly all' the countries in -the globe* a;proportion of :atleast .five per :■ cent, of the inhabitants have visited Australia. . The chinese are known to - be. great-.1 ly excited about this colony, and if five per cent, of them choose; to - emigrate to I these shores,;the :number■■■.willbe .fifteen , millions!!/" " ' i • A: fe\v 'days ago a'man named Isaac: i Hasliim went down to the Campaspe; to water hi...
COLONIAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 18 July 1856
COLONIAL INTELLIGENCE. A fatal accident occurred at the new Houses of Parliament on the 7th inst. to. a man named Akehurst, who lost liis footing-while going- along- the stage at the top of the building-, and fell head foremost into the Council Hall, causing- immediate death. Tuesday, 1st July and Wednesday, 2nd, were observed as holidays, the 1st to commemorate Colonial independence, and the: 2nd to celebrate the return of peace. On Wednesday morning- the 9th inst., the whole country around Melbourne was : covered with hoar frost, and a dense fog\x=req-\ prevailed.: John V. Leslie Poster, Esq., late Colonial Secretary, has addressed a fifth letter to J. P. Palmer, Esq., Speaker of the Legislative Council, in defence of his policy while in Office, and maintaining- that that policy has been carried out in the. measures of his successors, though he was prevented doing- so in consequence of the change of Governors, and the obstinacy of the Legislative Council. '>;]■ James Howe, was ...
CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the Gipps Land Guardian. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 18 July 1856
CORRESPONDENCE To the Editor of the Gipps Land Guardian. Sir,—1 observe in your issue of the 20th, June, , a letter signed a " .Voice from the People," purporting', I presume, to be an answer to mine, which appeared some time since. After perusing it, I conceived it unworthy of notice, as it did not attempt to disprove a single position I put forward relative to Mr. lung's political career; but in order that the writer may not remain in such profound ignorance of human natiu'e\x=req-\ for he seems unable to draw a line of de, markation between public and private character,rmay I beg1 tlie favor of your insertion of the following' few remarks for liis edification. He appears to be quite unconscious that there are such anomalous creatures in the world, as men possessing' many and high " social and moral virtues," and yet guilty of the most glaring- political inconsistencies. He gives me credit for a "laudable desire" to tell the truth in bearing' testimony to Mr. King's private worth,...
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVED (PORT ALBERT) [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 18 July 1856
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. AT?T?TV7?,n ("PfVnT AT.W5H tY ■:■■■■ m . cleared out. : July 11.—Eclipse, schooner, 190 tons, B. "White, for Hob art Town. : July, 14.—Mary Ann,. schooner, 116;' tons, G.: Graves, for Hobart Town. iml'ollts. . Nil. • i exports. . July 11.—Eclipse,1' for Ilobar t; Town; 02 head cattle, 259 sheep. July. 14.—Mary-Ann,; for Hobart Town; 42 head cattle, 247 sheep. ' , _ sailed. , July 12.—Eclipse, for Hobart Town^ ; ; » . July 16.—Mary Ann; for Hobart'Town. ■ '
SALE OF CROWN LANDS—TARRAVILLE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 18 July 1856
SALE OF CROWN ■ LANDS\x=req-\ TARRAVILLE. Our readers' will find in detail underneath, particulars of the sale of land at the Police-office, Tarraville, on the 14th and 15tli inst. The land submitted on the first day consisted of ' Township lots at Tarraville and Bruthen, and two Suburbans at Sale./: On the second day the1 list comprised'a large number of Suburban and: Country portions in the parish of Tarra Tarra, and 12 country lots near Bruthen Creek. .:■&lt;■■■■■■■ The attendance on the ; first day was good, and some spirited competitions took place for 3 or 4 of the allotments, but a very meagre company collected on 1 the 15th, and in the few sales effected by the Auctioneer, little or no competition, was evinced. The Township land at Tarraville averaged £37 lis. 8d. per acre, and 'the 15 allotments in the village of Bruthen- containing together 7 acrcs 0 roods35 perches, £27 7s. 2d. per acre. The total of the sale, viz.:— Town lots .. .. .. ' G48 10 ' 0 Suburban and Co...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. MELBOURNE MARKETS. July 5. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 18 July 1856
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. MELBOURNE MARKETS. Julv 5. Houses.—Unbroken,'' from' £ 15 to .4523 10s.; according to character and quality. Fat Cattle.—Prime quality in demand at £S 15s. to £12 5s.;.inferior, £G to.£7 3s. JBestxbcef is fetching'25s. to'27s. 6d.'pcr 100 lbs. Pat Calves in great demand, and sold during the week at £3 10s. per head. Stoke Cattle have been disposed of at £3 10s. to ,£4 on terms of three and six months.' ' Fat Sheep.—Prime sheep, 19s. to 20s.; prime: wethers 17s. to 18s.; large framed, second quality, 16s. 6d.; tor grazing, 15s. 6d.; prime ewes, 15s. Gd.; second quality, 12s. 6d. Working Bullocks scarce; prices nominal. Flour.—Fine flour, £21 to £22; scconds, £19 to £20; ITaxall, £29, per ton; bran, Is. 9d. per bushel; wheat, 7s. 3d. to 8s. 3d. per bushel. Wool.—Scoured, Is. '7d. to Is. lOd. per -lb.; handwashed and slipc, Is. 2d. to Is. 4>Jd. ditto;. ? Tallow dull of sale; beef, £35 per tonmixed, £38 do.; mutton, £45 to £48 for fine samples; station, £28 t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 18 July 1856
ADVERTISEMENTS; To the ElectorsJor the Electoral District of Alberton. PNTLEM13N,-rllaving detonnihed; to offer \jT myself tit .the ensuing election as youivre\x=req-\ pfcschtdtive in the Legislature, it Vecomcs desirable that I should '■■express "my views-.upon the important matters , likely to engage the.attention of the first Parliament under our-Now, Constitution, and the determination of which will so vitally affect the interests; hot only of burselvoo, but of posterity. ' 1 ; Before entering upon my/political creed, I may lie permitted to observe, that many circumstances and old associations induce irie to: aspire to the honor of representing a district which must, when its resources become properly developed, occupy a proud. and important position, riot only as a pastoral, but agricultural district. The stake which I hold in your district, may perhaps, with some, subject me to. the imputation of being actuated by personal motives ; but I would ask, is not some, guarantee affo...
Gipps and Guardian, Friday, 18th July, 1856. SPECIAL SURVEYS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 18 July 1856
&lt;29ti)i)!3 &£intf ^tiarJytan, Friday, 18th July, 1856. SPECIAL SURVEYS. In the dark ages of governments and trading, when neither the principles of governing, nor the principles of trading were-well understood, or understood at all as tlioy are in our days, it was common for individuals and companies to obtain charters, which gave them the monopoly of the traffic in certain articles, or the monopoly of the trade of a whole country. Such was the case with the East India Company and the tea trade. And in, Great Britain's early attempts at colonization she granted monopolies equally impolitic,, and equally injurious to the progress and prosperity of the colonies, and also to her own prosperity. Such were the monopolies of the land in the colonies of North America, some of the charters and patents for which are a hone of contention between the owners and the people of the United States to this day. It is only about, five or six years since the State or New York brough...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 18 July 1856
ADVERTISEMENTS. STEAM TO MELBOURNE, ripi-IE Port Albert Steam Navigation Company's fine 'new screw steamer STORM BIRD, J. B. Sydserff, Commander,1 will have immediate despatch alter - arrival for above port; Fakes—Cabin £5—Steerage £2 5s.' Freight, per ton £2 Gold, for shipment, must be entered at the Customs before. 10 o'clock A.M/on day of sailing. For-"Freight or-Passage apply to *. ' - WM. DOIIERTY, Manager,: 127'03 Port Albert, 31st Jan.] 1856. ADVERTISEMENTS. PUBLIC NOTICE. Reduced Freights to pttelfeounie. 'TN consequence of the depressed state of the Produce Market, the up Freight to. Melbourne will be reduced (until further notice) to the following1 rates. Wheat 9d. and Oats Gd. per bushel. Potatoes 20s. per ton. WM. DOIIERTY, Manager. 4th June, 1856. 348*0 SALE BY AUCTION. Household Utensils and Fwniture, SfC; S)C., E. T. NEWTON XXAS received instructions from the proprietor, who is leaving the district, to sell by aiiction at the stores of Messrs. Turnbull and Co., Port A...
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 18 July 1856
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. ' The following- requisition is now receiving signatures, requesting' J. L. Carey/ Esq., to convene a public meeting-, ..for the purpose of agreeing; upon a petition ■ to Government" Praying- that they will purchase the township of Port Albert, lmown as the survey ol R. Turnbull Esq., or, in the alternative,.to, proclaim a township on the boundary of the saitl, survey." [This is a step in the right direction. The exports and imports of this port are in\x=req-\ reasing- yearly, it is, therefore, well worthy the attention of the Government and demands that something- substantial should be done. It is to be hoped that the inhabitants of the lower district, now that a move is being- made in the matter, will join hand in hand in: urging- the necessity of such a step, remembering- that it is an object, the attainment of which will 'materially benefit all.]
HORRIBLE MURDER IN IRELAND. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 18 July 1856
HORRIBLE MURDER IN' IRELAND. One of the blackest murders that; .ever stained the annals of Irish crime; was perpetrated on the 8th of April, near the town of Moate, in Roscom-; mon; the victim being Mrs. Sarah Kelly, a lady of large ; proper- ^ ty, whose name is well known in con-: nection with an important suit:wliich; has been recently decided in lier favor in the Irish law courts. It appears she was shot to death in broad day, while walking with her nephew in her own grounds, by two ruffians, dressed as females, with blackened and veiled faces. The Daily News of the 11th April, contains the following biographical sketch- of the murdered lady — : 1* There is hardly to be found, perhaps, in'the voluminous varieties of French romance a story more full of strange and stavtling vicissitudes than that which the life of Sarah Kelly might supply. . The daughter of an innkeeper' in one of the smaller towns of Kent, she had been brought up with as little care as persons of her class too fr...
LATER ENGLISH AND EUROPEAN INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 18 July 1856
LATER ENGLISH AND EUROPEAN INTELLIGENCE. By the arrival of the ships Mooresfoot and Lammermuir on the 30th June and 2nd July, news from Europe'has; been received up to the 13th£April, but^then^lit tle of any importance. Pending1 the ratification of the treaty of peace, an armistice by sea as well as by\x=req-\ land had been agreed upon between Great Britain and Russia, and trade between the two countries resumed. The: Spanish Cortes. had approved the financial plans of the Progresistus; the law for the alienation of municipal and church property was about to be carried into execution in the Basque Province's; ' The crime of assassination was-spreadihg iii : Italy, and ■ Dr. Mojori, a government officer, had beeii assassinated at Milan, and that city was -in a state of great excitement. ■ ■ ■ • There was reason ;to believe that the Neapolitan Government was about to reduce the export duty on coi'n by at least one half. ■ A French ■ expedition, on an extensive scalo, was being'organiz...
THE REVENUE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 18 July 1856
TITE REVENUE. The Revenue Tables for the quarter ending i30th June, 1856, have been pub-: lished lii-the Gazetteoi the 8th instant. ' From .tlieso we; learn tliat there' has been' a1 net increase,upon the quarter,,as compared, with the. corresponding- quarter of 1855, £192,017; but a decrease on the year,' of; £152,203. The decrease is caused principally by the smaller amount latterly ac cruing from the land sales and licenses, the land revenue for the year ending- 00th June,1855, having' amounted to £1,254,807, while the revenue derived from land during the year ending 30th June, 1856, amounts to '£844,156. On the whole, the finances of the Colony are in a healthy and prosperous condition.
GROWN LANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 18 July 1856
GROWN LANDS. A return of lands offered for sale by' auction during1 the six months from the 30th June to: the 31st December/1855, prepared in the Surveyor General's department, has just been issued from the Government Printings Office. The tables set forth the quantity offered for sale, the quantity actually sold, unsold, forfeited, privately selected, and alienated under the pre-emptive right. We subjoin the following analysis; from which our readers will learn the extent of the transactions in land during' six months, and may form an opinion respecting- the progress made in opening- up the fertile lands of the Colony by the industrious and enterprising\x=req-\ agriculturists Town. Suburban. Country. No. of lots offered ... 2099 1718 2845 Passed ... 398 552 1080 Forfeited ' 134 143 158 Sold &lt; ... 1530 / 909 1541 Average per acre £68 3 10 £2 17 5 £1 9 11 Total area of lands sold by auction:—Town' lands, 605a. 3p.; suburban lands, 17,859a.; country lands, 158,864a. Total a...
FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 25 July 1856
FRANCE. ■ The Monvtaur publishes a decree order ing' the reduction of 52,000 men in the effective strength of the army. The French journals contain no news of political interest. The Empress is restored to perfect health, and the Imperial Prince' has been enrolled a Member of the Imperial 'Guard, and orders have been given to re ceive him with the same military honors as his august parents. Both these procee dings have been much laughed at in the French capital. RUSSIA. An Imperial manifesto published at St. Petersburg announces that the coronation of the, Emperor will take place at Moscow ' in August. The Treaty of Peace is pub lished. The reduction in the fleet is effec ted, Three divisions will be stationed in the Baltic. The Pontus will retain the denomination of the Fleet of the Black Sea. The Russians have commenced the : evacuation of the fortresses of Remi and i Ismail. The principal physicians of the army at Semipheropol are to be tried by court-martial, for not having- tak...
LATER ENGLISH AND EUROPEAN INTELLIGENCE. Arrival of the Mail Ship Lightning. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Guardian — 25 July 1856
LATER ENGLISH AND EUROPEAN INTELLIGENCE. Arrival of the Mail Ship Lightning. The Royal Mail clipper ship Lightning \ arrived at the Heads, ■ on Monday evening-, 14th instant; with European news up to . 5th May, and 410 passengers. Treaty • of 'Peace Ratified. ; i The Treaty of Peace has been-published, and the document shows that..the objects for which ^hc war was undertaken;. have1 been substantially gained, with, certain ad-; vantages, which: cannot fail to benefit the'; commerce; of Europe and the world, r Many valuable lives have been; sacrificed in the; ..contest; . and; many; millions ;of. treasure have been expended;,;;'¥e cannot' recall 'the former, but certainly the advan tages arising- from the free: navigation of the Danube, and opening the Black Sea to England, will go far to compensate us for the mere pecuniary loss. The Treaty of Peace- contains;thirty four articles. ; Article 3rd. specifies that Kars was to be restored. , Article 4th. ; Sebastopol, Eupatoria, and11 Ke...