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PERAMBULATOR. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 30 June 1870
PERAMBULATOR; I did not make my appearance last week, for the simple reason that I thought the weather biting enough, and did not feel it necessary to pinch the noses of people when I felt satisfied that the cool and damp atmosphere would do all that a fond heart could desire-by chilling the nasal organs of our townspeople-and besides I must say I felt not a little annoyed at the manner in which a previous communication of mine was curtailed. I almost swore I would never make an appearance again, so irate was I at such treatmei.t, but upon a little cool consideras tion 1 thought it better to pocket the insult than kick up a row over the affair and thus deprive myself of the only medium within reach by which I can scale the ladder of fame, Well, I have pocketed the insult and, as candour is the only virtue to which. I lay the slightest claim, I might as well tell you that I would not have done so had I been fortunate enough to be a member of the Borough Council, the Hospital Committe...
POLICE AND THE LIQUOR ACT OF 1865. (To the Editor of the Free Press) [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 30 June 1870
POL1OE AND THE LIQUOR ACT) OF 1865. (To the Editor of the Free Preso) SIR,-While a general and almost unanimous feeling exiera throughout the country for a change in our Liquor Laws, the police have become suddenly awakened to the importance of enforcing tIhe proviw s no of the present Act. I am by no means insensible of--nor do I underestimate the valaable services of the police, but in the matter of carrying out the provisions of the Wme, Beer, and Sp:r:t Statute of 1865. I have always held that they have been sin gularly remiss in their duty, Had the stringent measures lately adopted in Melbourne been generally enacted throughout the country, it is d. uhtful whether there would be at the present time such a unanimous feeling in favour of Mr O P Smith's Amendment Bill now before Parliament. Viewing the matter locally we find that the provisions of the Act of 1865 have been a dead letter. Sunday trading has not only been openly vitlated, but seemingly ra sveotable storekeepers sell...
SWIFT'S IRISHRY. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 30 June 1870
S\rIr'u's IRISIIItY.--If I wanted a still stronger case I would take his letiers or his conversation. The changeful playfulness in which he wIantlIers on from Iheme to theme -now illumin:atln'r by a spark, of wit, now illustrating by a story aptly invented for the occasion, but quot.:d as a were apropos, and all dalshed with a dreary despondency, a mnelanchoily that sat, Banquo like, at the feast, and routed all its festivity. Swift's bitterness-that tone of scorn and rage in which he denounced his enemies, and froma winch he did not always except his friends had another object. thanu mere disappoint ment. That terrible malady, now known as nisease of the metubranes of the brain, dated for -0 years before his death, not producing actual insanity, but occasional incoherency, together with i degree, of irritability and exciteoenV that mere temperament, uuin fluunced by disease, never produces. We ih reality, know more of Swift during the.par oxysms of his malady than of his intervals ...
GOULBURN VALLEY ROAD BOARD. Tuesday, 21st June [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 30 June 1870
GOULBURN VALLEY RO0D BOARD. Tuesday, 21st June The members present were:-Metss ,i, (chairman), Hobart, Ryan, German, and Dlaiehn The minutes of previous meeting were reasd" confirmed The outward correspondence since last meetiDgq read, and letters received were then disposed of ftllows! 1-From Roads and Briders Offlia, statin 1!, the Cou"eil of the Shire of Waranga in williql accept 1 500 as the Board's contribution towara?t. construction of the bridge over the Goulbuim Murobison, upon the Board undertaking to pay amount (£50C) within a specified time, and tol the road leading to the bridge, and that the bridg free to the public h The urveyor was instructed to prepare a pitn the work required to be done ih makingthe ib leading to the bridge, so that theriovr coau! crossed at all times, and also an emtims-e of thep bable cost, and forward the same to the R1ad I: Bridges department 2-From Shire of Creswick, relative to ri?'t immigration; received 3-From Town Clerk's Office, Melbourne,...
Local. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 30 June 1870
The starting of the works on the North Eastern Railway is the signal for many who have been living in anticipation of such an event for a long time. Already a little township has .prung-up alongside the line in this neighbourhood, some pretentious'looking huts, the owners of which are, for the most part, aspirants for beer licences, having been erected along the western bank of the Dry Creek. We trust the time has gone by for such people to reap a bounteous harvest, and sincerely hope that the werking men of the colony have by this time learned a lesson %ihich will have the effect of making them limit the patronage given so profusely in former days to a class of characters who lay themselves out to make money by preying on the entrails of society. Despite the dulness of the times, and the scarcity of money, Kilmore does not seem behindhand in the erection of new buildings and renovating and improving old ones The handsome brick shop erected by Mr Wiesel, in Sydney street, is quite a...
THE LADIES' COLUMN. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 30 June 1870
THE LADIES' COLUMN. ~---------- TaB LAnmrs.-A contemporary says " the ladies who so persistently bore us with their unfeminine crotchets about woman's sphere and female suffrage, and all the rest of it, are no doubt very nice sort of people when they can make up their minds to stop at home and mind their own business; but we do wish they would keep themsrlvs a to themselves, and refrain from pouring long diatribes into our ears abhrut imaginary evils, and wrongs that have no existence. It may be very amusing to set up as a female plat formist but there are other occupations at least as noble, and certainly a great deal more useful. By the way, we woe der how the husbands of these in dividuals like the new arrangement, by which they obtain a sort of second hand lustre reflected from the eccentricities of their wives. As to any tangible results to be expected from this petticoat cackling, we question if the fish will prove worth the net for catch ing it, to say nothing of the precious...
SPECIAL TELEGRAM LONDON, June 8. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 7 July 1870
SPECIAL TELEGrAM LoNDON, June 8. Earl Russell bus introduced the Colonial question in the House of Lords, by moving an address to the Queen, praying for an inquiry by a Royal commis sion into the means bes' fited t) guarantee security to every part of Her Majesty's dominions. The application to the full Court in the Mfordaunt case for lease to proceed with the suit for divorce, notwithstanding the finding of the jury that the lady is insane, has been rijected. The long threatened Fenian raid into Canada has failed ignominiously. A large number of leaders have been captured. The recall of the Imperial troops from Canada has been suspended. Prince Arthur was present at the military operations. ::Extraordinary precautions have been taken at the English dockyards against Fenian attempts. The second reading of the Irish Lind Bill in the House of Lords is fixed for the 14th June. The New Zealand medals are aistributed. Ballarat is constituted the seat of a new bishoprio. June 11. Charles ...
JAPAN. May 24 [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 7 July 1870
JA'AN. May 24 Frequent shocks of earthquake have been felt at Yokohama The first sale of land to foreigners at Jeddo will be heid in July. The Government intend to order some iron clads. The railway works will commence immediately. LATE TELEGRAMS. June 9 Threw Italian war ships have arrived off Capresra the Government fearing the formation of fresh revo lutionary bands The Italian Minister of Public Works has declared hat the Government was actively engaged in ars ranging for the adoption of the Brindisi route for the mails A Republican bend appeared at Como, but were disperser by.the troops, and many of the p rtizans, were arrested in Switzerland. The (Ecumenical Cour oil has finished the discuss aion relative to the infallibilhty of the Pope, and a proolamation of definition of Papal infallibility will be read on the 29th, St Peter's Day Esparto has refused the Span sh crown. Four Englishmen have carried off 'hy' brigands near Gibraltar. The Government have'sent pressing orders to...
CHINA. HONG KONG, May 26 [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 7 July 1870
CHINA. HONG KONG, May 26 Commodore Prioe has succ:eded Captain Jones as senior navsal Bfleer. An Indo.OC.inese sugar o, mpany has been formed. Nothing further has been reported of the rebels, Very etorny weather has p evailed in the China seaes The gunboat Slaney, the ship Caractaecus, and the steamer Bay have been wrecked, and numerous lives have been lost. The new tea crop is very superior and abun dant.
INDIA. ROMBAY, June 8 [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 7 July 1870
INDIA, RoMBAY, June 8 Sir H Durand su ceed3s Sir Donald ~1'Leod as lieutenant governor of the Purjsub. A grand hanqulet has been given at Lahore to Sir Donald M'Leod. The Viceroy was present. The first priz, in the Calcutta Derby Sweep of £10,000 was won by a newspaper editor. The ferewell letter of the Duke of £riinbnrgh to the Viceroy, reviewing his reception throughout India haq been much praised. The reconstruction of the Albert Assurance Society is distrusted in India, The Suez Canal t.affic is incr aling. C Hughes, the c lebrated billiard player, died at Calcutta. A consignment of Australimn produce was snu cesseul as a trial ventuse.
INDIA AND THE EAST. CEYLON. GALLES, June 13 [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 7 July 1870
INDIA AND THE EAST. CEYLON. GALLI, June 13 The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at. Manritius on the 24"h M y. TTe programme provides for his remaining 17 days in the island, Captain Stirling the new commodore of the Australi'n Squadron is to meet the Duke at the ('ape. Ti e Duke from that period is to receive no more salutes, but to be treated simply as a naval a Lptain. It is stated that Sir Heroules Robinmon is to sucs oeed Lord Napier next year as governor of the Madras Presidency.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 7 July 1870
ADYERTISEMENTS. FORM OF'APPLTOATION FOR A BEER LICENCE. To the Bench of Magistrates at Kilmore. 1 MARTI N PAu E, now residing at Dry Oreek, Kilmore in the colony of Vie. toris, do hereby site notice that it is my intention to apply to the Justices sitting in the Court of Petty Sessions to be holden at Kilmore on the 16th day o I July 1870.for a orti6sate'authorising'the issue of i Beer Licence, for ' hos esituated at Dry Oreek, K1 pore, the said house containing one sittirgroo'n and one bedrooin-exclusite?rf those required for the use of my family-aads 'nw licensed. Dated this 28th d ray`o?f'f 1870. ?-MARTIN PAGE. NOTJCE. I BEG t inform tibe inhabitati.:of Kilmore and Sthe surreundin(t district, tha??l have COM' -IENOED BUSINESS in the new township' at Mr aeloney's. Herse BShoeing and general work done Drays and Spring Oasts made to o?dei t .the lowest prices. 'JOHN R'ATTIGOAN. TO LET, ) ENAI flOUSE end 18i aores of? LAND, nea Kilmore Apply 4o TEOsIA8 MEADE, so ioit ir, 8ydnýy btrei...
A SCENE IN THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 7 July 1870
A SCENE IN TELE LEGISLA.TIVE ASSBEMBLY. -4--~-- (raoM THE ARGUS.) A scene of almost unparalleled excitement took place in the -Legislative Assembly on Thursday, upon the. consideration of the re port of the committed appoih'tft to, inquire into the Cope.·um-Wilson. affair. The re port of the committee was contained' in two resolutions. The first declared that "the charbet made by MrT Wilson against -?Mr-T Cope "' are absolutely groundlesst-and -~with out any foundation whatever ;" the second reflected on NMr M'Kean for hlaving per mitted the statement made by Wilson to get into the hands of the representatives of the press. Mr Rolfe himisg moved the'first re .solution, My .M' Keau, in a a very excited manner, proceeded to defend himself, aeC cusing the committee of having 'commenced the inquiry with a foregone conclusion to injure him and to drive the Macpherson Ministry from the Treasury benches by ousting him from oflie. He tvas several times c4lled to o.-der by. the Speak.r, and ...
CANADA. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 7 July 1870
CANADA. The Red River difficulty is virtually se'tled. A bill has been passed, with the sanction of the delei gates, constituting New Providence a state, with local representative institutions. It will send two senators and four delegates to the Dominion Parliament, anti will be ruled by a lieutenant governor, to be appointed by Canada. Mr Archibald, of Nova Scotia, is ap! pointed to the new post. The construction of a bridge aorosi the Niagara River is commenced, and will complete tht railway system betwean Canada and the United States.
THE ONLY FEMALE MASON. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 7 July 1870
THE ONLY FEMALES MASON. The Hon Elizabeth St. Ledger was the only female who was ever initiated into the mystery of Freenmasonery. She had two degrees-the first and second-co'ferred on her. As it may be interesting to the genet ral reader, as to how Miss St Ledger obi tained this honor,.wepromise that the infor. mation comes from the best sources. Lord Doneraile, Miss St Ledger's father, a very zealous Mason, held a warrant, and occaison' ally opened lodge at Doneraile House, his sons and some intimate friends assisting; and it is said that never were Masonic duties more rigorously performed than by the brethren of No 150, the number of their warrant. It appears that previous to the initiation ofa geauman to the first degree of Mason ery, Mi St Ledger, who was a young girl, happe o be in an apartment adjoining the roo erally used as lodge room, but whether ng lady was there by design, or merely by , ccident, we cannot confidently state. The room at the time was under going some alte...
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Tuesday, July 5. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 7 July 1870
LEGISLATIVE COU COIL. -4------ Tuesday, July 5. The Legislative Council Chamber on Tuesday evening wore a much more animated appearance than it generally does, there being a fair number of the general public in the galleries, anxious to hear the fate of the Bill to &bolish State Aid to religion, for the second reading of which a call of the House had been ordered. There were 25 members present when the cal was made, and satisn factory reasons were given for the non attendance of the few absentees; Mr A'Beckett, in the course of the speech which he made on proposing the second reading advocated the passing of the bill chiefly on the ground of expediency, and because the supporters of the state aid principle could not possibly expect better terms than were offered by it. 1ir O'Shannassy opposed the second reading, arguing that the bill was introduced contrary to the instructions given to the Governor in reference to bills which had to be reserved for the Royal assent There sho...
AMERICA. UNITED STATES. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 7 July 1870
A.M t111A, UNITED STATES. The Tariff Bill, despite the fforts of the Pro. tectionists, has been greatly liberalised in Con, gress. A pension of 3,0001ol yearly has been granted to Mrs Lincoln. A bill has been introduced into the Senate by Mr C Summlr to provide telegraphic communicaton between America and Asia. The cable would have to be 8,500 miles in length, and the capital required is 10,000,000dol. The Fenian congress, after a stormy session of five day's duration, adjourned sine die. The Sionx Indians are resuming hostilities, and 20,000 braves are on the war march. Tae Isthmus of Darien surveying expeditioa failed to find a practicable route for the projected eanal. A resolution has heen introduced into Congress requesting the President to negotiate for the union of the British American possessions wit': the United States. The motion wse rtjected, but ordered to be printed.
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. Tuesday, July 5. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 7 July 1870
LEGISLATIVE ASSEIBLY.: ~-4--- Tuesday, July' 5, Ia the Lgislative A~emnblybh :Tuesday, Sir James M'Culloch promised to make provisiba for ptying to the. virious ldeal agricultural societies the'custoinary annual grant. A schedule of the proposed distribu. tion will be submitted' to the House ,this evening The hon the Chief Secretary' tated' that he hope~d P.trliament would'be prorogued on Tuesday or Wednejd'iy next. ThQ Speaker has issued invitations for his dinner for Monday,
GREECE. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 7 July 1870
ýýThr iaeECE. ntbb rgnh iaa gPn1o emen who were A, hun tl r ugb011t '~troa prOdUced a profound *ear larrtýýn tas14 t 16rat rIU~l 'ej Paeajknete indigna ed *nd s but a ster If tOFfdiabCh II1,L s nhhe totl uprooting of sratoCt the appointment ~thena, £he 1ffia1 correspondence on the subject and the journals of the victims and their le ters, whioh have been pub, lished, show that the ransom demanded was provided but the brigande insisted upon an ut conditional Amnesty, wh oh the Goverrment had constitutional :cruples about granting. The brigands finding them, selves surroundrd by troops, r ivided into two balds each with two captives, and tried to escape, but when hotly pursued thty stabbed or shot their pri soners. Several brigands were slain: The bodies of Messrs Herbert and Vyner, have arrived in England, and have been interred, The Greek Government has made pecuniary provision for hrs Lloyd, the widow of one of the murdered men, It is believed that the release of the captives was o...