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Williamstown Municipal Council. Wednesday, August 31st, 1859. Present—The Chairman (Thos. Stewart, Esq. J.P.) and Crs. [?] Moxham, La Roche, Freyer, and Courtis. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 3 September 1859
"I: im town" MV-"iicipal Qounecln.e irman Tr hoi Stiewart, Esq Present-Thbe . 't Moxham, La Roche, Freyer, and Courtis. - ee were The minutes of. the previog. , L g- w._ rel anau confirmed. - 2 CORRESPONDENCE &nbsp; Letters, addressed to the Chairman, were &nbsp; read as follow - - 1. Froin the Hon. the Chief Secretary, re, ferring tg a'letter from this- Council` of the. 8th inst?and stating that Bye-law No. 43, to impose a rate of one shillingin the pound on an assessment of all propierties within the dis trict for the current miunicipal year, had been assenied to by His Excellency, and would be published in the Geoernnent Gazette of the 30th inst. 2. From W. H. Litchfleld, Esq., acknow- ledging the receipt of a letter of thanks from this Council, for a quantity of-seeds presented by him, Captain Burrell, and Mr. Bunce, for planting the public gardens of this town, and &nbsp; stating that he had forwarded the contents of the said letter to the above gentlema...
THE FIRE BRIGADE [To the Editor of the WILLIAMSTOWN CHRONICLE.] [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
THE FIRE BRIGADE [To Ite Editor of the oWbuizredsronr OunnONiCLE] Se,r-I shall feel much obliged if you will permit me through the medium of your paper to draw the attention of the insterested public to the fact that there is not nor has been a fire brigade-in existence in-Williamstown for the last twelve months,- the Council's polite. letter to an imaginary Foreman notwithstand ing; and still we talk of a pattern Munici pality. There are two members of the Coun cil somewhat interested, one of them particu larly so ; and because he has seen the nec~ssity of having something done and has spoken of- it several times, the case has been sneered at by men who have yet to learn that they.have been sent to the Council not only to levy rates, but by them to protect property before they improve it. - This carelessness has been permitted too long. I have heard per sons say whin the matter was talkdd of " Oh ! why don't the people insure against fire, as we have done"'; but I should lie' to as...
ROYAL VICTORIA ARTILLERY REGIMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
: RoYAL VICTORIi ARTILLERY REGIMENT. We blie to call the attention of the Williams toyin Division of thie V. A. Regiinnt -to an adveitisement in another column, calling a meeting of the members:for Wednesday next, to receive the report:of the Committee ap pointed to draw.up a code:of rules, at which atiis to be hoped there will be a large attend .FiRES AT BALLRAT.--Yesterday (Sunday), whilst the hot wind was blowing with its greatest violence, two fires-broke out on the eastern town ship. Fortunately in both cases the buildings were detached, or, with the gale that was blowing at the time, a frightful amount of damage might have been done.' The first fire broke out about halfpast 8 o'clock in the morning in the Chinese Joss-house, in Barkly-street` west. The building was a wooden one, with a bshigled roof, and burned with great fierceness for some time. The proximity of the fire to the engine-house caused the alarm to be given very quickly. The fire-bell was rung ; some mem bers of ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
Notice to Advertisers. . Wle dhouldfeel grealy obiged if advertisers, who can make it convenient toforward tIeirorders in the early part of the week would lose no time in doing so. Hitherto wce hare been put to mnuc inconvenience on account of the late hour atoihich advertisements have arrived, aod:if. this could be aroided, or-partially -0, our arrangements would be greatly facilitated.
PAINLESS TOOTH EXTRACTION. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
FAINLESS TOOTH "E\XTIacrroyr-" Painless tooth extraction!" No announ~cement we. should fancy is likely to be more popular than this. But is it true? All we can say is that we have seen a certificate aigjned by somie rspectablo residents in Launceston declaring that it is so. / The new. agtnt by which this desideratum is realised is electricity. Yesterday Mr. R. G. Clabburn, dentist, of George street, explained to us the modus operrndi.- The patient is seated: with his left hand he grasps a metallic handle connected with one of the poles of an electro-magnetic coil; the operator attaies the forceps to be used inextracting the tooth tow wire connected'to the'other pole; the instrument is ap. plied to the tooth, and the electric circuit ilcom. pleted by the operator pressing with' his. foot- a spring lying up the floor and connected with the ap paratus. The extraction of the tooth is effected whilst the patient receives the shock ; and instead of the severe -and often insupportable lai...
HALF-YEARLY BALANCE SHEET. RECEIPTS. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
HALF-YEARLY BA.LANCE SHEET., Balance brou? he fonwa?rd ": ... .:. £16 10 8 Caishreceiv-' HIreof Room .. 38 '6 0 ',, Eloertion Society's En-;-: - -- tertainiiienta ii '".1710 0 SS bscriptonJ to June 30,;59..t-3 11 "6 Total ... .. .£1473 6 Moxha , rent £.. . .: 3 0 0 Tomkins wages .....:.:.-: ... . Robertson, periodi cals., .:. » :- . -? 8.? . Modxha~ advance on sect-' messenger»- 5 0 :0 Suittonsundries 13 , Broce, d amask . 2 Rose, sen., frames. am 1 0 0 MI oxbam ,rent ', , .. +, . ,: 30: 0 0 Sutton, salaryt ,:* 8- . 0- ? - 0 Brace, printing;,& :.&c 2. ,218 0 ?i:?aj.pn ges . - .ý ý` . 2-,0-::+. ! 0 Sblannon, canies 8 ., 1 o s -. .. .. .. ........ + .2 o 8utto,'n ealsr ?"-i 4 10 0 Piper,,simndries ?4 12 6 Tokis;' esengeor 4 0..; id?eii '"ndries' .5 0 0 £147 3 6 STATEMENT. Burrell and Co. .£20 0 0 Stephens ..?18 0 Scott Dora aid Oswnal. o. 84 0 Seio - "" .?rr.En . 4e 8tm .. or en - 1 16 0...... - ...+ 7i 3--0 - TA i9'' 0. . ..: 013 40 Banero"-' - 14> oham 19th Octobe...
LATEST COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE. London, August 18. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
LA TEST :COI??1ERCIAL I?TELLIGENVCE. London, August 18. In the miarket for Bank Shares to-day the only movement was in Chartered Bank of India, Aus tralia, and China, which have improved from par to k premium. - The market for miscellaneous shares presented no alteration... The shares. of the North Rhine Copper Mining Company of South Australia have been dealt in at ) to j premium. Port Phillip are inquired for at 9s. Gd. to 10s 6d. Consols were'officially marked 95) to for nioney, and 951 to 951 for 'the 7th of September. The pre sent quotation is 951 to f, both for money and ac count. The Three per Cents. Reduced have been dealt in at 953'to ; the New Three per Cents. at 951 to 96. The Iiidian Four per Cent. Debentures, 1858,.were quoted at 95 to"95 ; India Bonds at 9s. diiscount, and exchequer Bills at 26 premium. ' A Lon branch of the Commercial Bank of Sydney h st been opened, under the management of Mr- Thomas Whistler Smith. A letter to' Tihe Times, signed, "T. M. Is'KAl," re...
LOW SPIRITS. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
Low Srnmrrs.-The best thing in the world for low spirits is to have a clear conscience nd-a warm heart. Never he guilty of anything that would trouble your mind; keep your heart warm with love to everyone, and you will pass through the world as smoothly as over a sea of glass. REAL ENJoYMsrrs.-All real and whole some enjoyments possible to man have been just as possible to him since first he was made of the earth as they are now, and they are possible to him chiefly in peace. To watch the corn grow and the blossoms set, to draw hard breath over the plough-share and spade, to read, to tfiick, to love, to ope pray- , these are the things thatmake imanhappy. :They have always had the powei of doing theie-they will never have the power of doing more.,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
:TRETAMENT.'OF THE DROWNED, As adopte] by the iational Life-boat Institution . DniECIOONS -TO RESTORE THE APPAIRENTLY DiOWINED. . .Treat theipatient instantly, on the spot, in the i?i irii, explosing .the face anid chest to the breeze (except in severe weather). To Clear the Throat- " 2- Place the patient gently Face downwards," '...with one wrist under the forehead, in which posi tion all fluids will escape by the mouth,iatil the' tongue itself w'ill fill forwards, leavIcing the, en trancee into the' windpipe free. Assist Ithis ope riion by wiping and cleansing the montl h. :.f there be breatlhing-wa it andw.wateh if there be no breaithing, or if it fail then- " To Excite Jespiration 3. Turn the patient well And instantly on the aide, and- . 4. Excite the nostrils \with snuff, hartshorn, vol atile salts, or the throat -with a feather, &c.; and dash cold water' on the face .previously rubbed warmn.. - , - If there be no; success lose not a mioent, bult instahtly :", T: o Imi...
LABOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
LA?o?or.-That best and noblest of all schools' save the Christian one, in which honest labour is the teacher, in which the ability of being useful is imhparted, and the spirit of independence communicated, and the habit of persevering effort' acquired, and which is more morl than the schools in which only nhilosophy is taught, and greatly' more happy than the schools that profess to teach only the heart of enjoyment. Noble, upright, self relyin toil. Who that knows thy solid worth and value would be ashamed of thy hard hands, and thy soiled vestments, and thy obscure tasks; thy hum ble cottagec,and hird couch, and homely fare. Save for thee and thy lesons, manin societywould every where sink into a sad compound of the fiend and the wild beast ;'and this fallen world would lie as certainly a moral as -a natural wildernes.-lHugh' ]lfiller. CnossirG THE AIERICAN BRANCII OP0 NIAcARA FALLS ox t. TIGrrr-ROP.--At half-past four o'clock to-day (the 30th June) M. Blondin ap peared in the ple...
To Subscribers. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
" To Subscribers., - - eA . ew Quarter having commenced, our Sub -scribers areinformed that their contributions will. _e received either at the Publishing Office, Ann-: To such:as have lotyet- paid their last-Quarter's' subscriptions,' as well as to those who are indebted' to us sundry small arcounts for advertising, we beg to state that we shall feel much obliged by their attending to the above intimation at an early ahy.: - .1. Subscribers residing at?a distance can forward their su~bscriptions ?ither in stamps or by post office-order. Those parties who.majr ieceive the Chronicle in a colouredaenvelope.will.understand thereby that they aroin arrears, "and that the de livery of the paper is liable to be discontinued:
Original Correspondence. WHAT ARE WE DRIVING AT? [To the Editor of the WILLIAMSTOWN CHRONICLE.] [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
ý,, .Blilginal orr.sgolf iarir., WHAT ARE WE DRIVING AT ?. [To the Editor of the Wna?VtrowrCoo c C Imtc]s.l Slr,-I see. by.your-journal of last week that Parliament is to meet on the 13thof the present Ioiith for the despat'ch of business, and that there is likely to be a great battle between theiministry and-the opposition, and that 'all the country is looking forwiard with breathless anxiety -to see the - result.of the fight. --The;opposition,' who0are the majority, will- turn out the ministry, and the ministry willput the incoming men in a "regular fix," and-then: there Rill be some fin.- The land bill and other important questions are of. no -importance when= compared to the " great fight" that is-to be, and when the great battle is over; there-is to be a guerilla warfare kept up, by the disappointed placemen to throw .allthe obstacles they can in the way of get ting through with:the business of the country. Whether the country advanee` or-retrogrades, whethei-the:pebple have wo...
Williamstown Police Court. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
1111Iiii111nfa1Cci a i . [lourt: DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. On Saturday ~~rat, Robert Makes was broright up at this Court by Constable Glenmiie,charged with being drunk on the previous day. This being the prisonieris first offence, he was admonished and discharged.?On Monday, a man, named John Burns, pleaded guilty to, the charge of drunkenness, having been discovered by Sen ior-Constable .Wilson in a--" colonial-" state-of excitement on the previous Saturday morning, when he uias taken to the watch-house. As there was no other complaint against-the man, he was also admonished aud'discharged;,with a caution from the Bench not-to do the like again -Martin Ptirrer aas charged at the sanie time with being drunk and-resisting the police in the performance-of their duty. It appears that' about two bo'clock ,on Sunday morning, the prisoner .was found in Ann-street in a state of intoxication, and was requested to go home quietly, but refused; upon which ConstableWilson took-him -to the watch-ho...
The Williamstown Chronicle. WILLIAMSTOWN, Saturday, October 8th, 1859. RETRENCHMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
WILZIAarMSTOWY, saturday, Ocoter th, 159. : RETRENCHMENT. PAiiA1.I ET meets next week, and in the course .'oftime, though' we fear a -verj-con siderable time, the Estimates of revenue and expenditure for the ensuing year will'come on for.consideration. How is the country pre pared for the task ? How will Parliament bo prepared,:? The latter, we fear, but baidly; half the Assembly being untried and inexpe-. rieiced men, over much given to talking, and the other half-men who having before had the opportunity of developing themselves as finan cial-reformers; failed to do so. And the pub lic'-- Well, most people have a general im pression that our current expenditure is far too great. ,Comparing the population antd reve nue tables of Victoria with' those of other States, it is found that we transcend the whole world besides in the amount of -money col lected and .disbursed yearly for public pur poses; and it is a very simple and apparent, deduction that therefore we collect and expend ....
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. PUBLIC WORKS. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
- REPORTS OF COMO MITTEES. . .PUBLIC WORKS. - :.Cr. Moxham brought up, the 21st replot of the Public ,Works Committee as sfollows: T- enders were-received for' contractNo. 10, for forming and metalling;road-way fiom the Esplanade to the junction of Cecil and-Parker streets, and the Commnittee -recommend that" the tender of Messrs. Wilson and M'Carthy-be accepted at .£495. p The Committee has directed its-attention to -the-want .of -proper:drainage -to carry off-the stagnant water from the locality:of Dover-road, and which.is highly iniurious to the health of the inhabitants.of,the neighbourhood, and.re commend that. tenders. be. called for -the for mation of an underground drain- from theb Dover-road, along Clarke-street to the Strand. - -. Cr. Moxham moved the, adoption- of:the re port. which was seconded by- Cr.: Courtis:and carried. - -- * " :The Chairman said that,-in accordance ivith arrangements made at the: last.meeting-Crs. Moxham, Mason, Freyer, V'erdon and himself had wait...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
" ctober 1-Aurifera barque, 436 tons Dambrill, from Mauritius August 25 ; Goldseeker, schr, from Hobart Town; London, str., 686 tons, Cottier, from Sydney ; Lady Bird str., Greig, from Portland; Thistle, str., from Port Alber t.- . " October 2-Boonerang. str., 400 tons, Paddle, from Adelaide; Storm Bfi from the coaist';;. ' Otober 3-Royal Shephrd, str., 184 tons, Saun ders from Launceston,; Mayflower,'schr.' 76 tons, Begent from River Don ; Lydia, French ship. 333 tons, Menard,.from Calcutta 18th July ; Annot Lyle, schr., 191 tons, Johnstone; from Newcastle ; Zingari, str., 300 tons, Jopp, from Sydney ; Exodus, ship,' 1,110 tons, Williams, from London ]st Jily; Fran ciscopolis, French ship,.470,tons, Hayaert, from Cal cutta; Saldanb a ship, 1,462 tons, Flnn, from Liver pool 7th Julv. .. . . . October 5 -Bue, brig, 137 tons, from Sydney; City of Melbourne, arqlue, 177 tonsfroni Sydney; Hebe, ship,. 466. ton, from San Francsco- 10th August; Colicester, brig,:154 tons, Prescott, from A...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
- Colony of Victoria, County of Bourke. Accounts of the expense incurred by the :. .S: several .Candidates for Seats iu,the Le islative Assembly for'.the, Colony. of '-:,- - toral District on theElection for such Candidate on the 26th day of August, 1859. '. $.I?:ott printng " :'... £1' 0 "For occupatioen of Mechanics' istitute 3.11 0 T. Armstrong, rent of Committee Room "" 2O 0 0 , B. Stephens, printing 3 14 6 S -0 _ 14 -0 An-account, i.e the mount of es " ncu?irred" q? ;?' ?,s. and- allowedan SI?_b?n-.-or` ine' of Co -.ni"to toom ." 0 HeryT ? ?eo T e."do do . .:.. ..2 2 0 'o occupation of Mec anira insitute... G6 6 0 ·An account specifying.the.amout of vexpenses m -curredly. G. F. Verdnon, Es. and paid y him or :- agent aid.without my'atnin, hereof "For.20 Coptes Electoral Roll': .... £4 " ;0 A. ider, he of Conveyance . .. 1 10 0 EdW. Leabsm ire of Committee Room ... 10 -0 -W. Saltmir, for Reporting . .. 2 2 0 £67Ž 2 6 s, oibb h re of Conveyancei... by . -.. B. YAUGH .: s .lurred'...
THE "CHRONICLE." [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
2:· TILE ?CHROXICLE." The public arerespectfidly -ixsformed thlat a new uarter has commenced, and the price ofthlsjoural si been raised to TRnEE-PESCE, or Two Sirriiacs A.D SI'rESCE per quarter. When we enlarged our borders, three months ago, we declined to make any alteration, either in the price of the C??RoIc?LE or in our chargesfor advcertesng, as woe we under the impression that'there wcould be a i e of subscribers, as well as n drertisers, Mfficeni i ,p for the additional eepensses, "In thleseexped 'ons, however, e have been disappointed. ; OurTciricula= tion has progressed, si is true, but not in proportion totheoutlay ocasionedbyour enlargement; while our advertising columns remain just as they did before, so far as increase, is concerned. "Under these cir eu?nstanees, wefed the necessity of chargiig theIpub lieca trife extrafor pr paper..- -,
LECTURES AND ENTERTAINMENTS. TO THE COMMITTEE OF THE MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 8 October 1859
* LECTURES AND. ENTERTAINMENTS. * To'TrireJof; EO OF T - M T ,ECHAcICS' ISTI "U.-: .. G?c~E.-xe --An Director of Lectures and En tertaiaments, I do myself the honor to report, that dori the time I have held this office, I have instiz tetedIwithconsiderable sueccass, courses of Lectures which have been divided into parts, called, the one the summer,-and the other the winter course. Dur ing the months of May, June, July, August, and Sepiitinh&, the following talented lecturers have hosiored theainst.itut with their>. upport, yi. PrdfsesorNeutinyer, Dr.. Eades, Dr. Iaclea n,the Rei."Mr Robinsoi , and Mr.. Inglis, :the result being, that nearly 1000 persons have availed them.' selvie .of.tho opportunity thus afforded of enjoying at itated intervials, evenings of intellectual amuse meist: 'I: amnalso gratified at beingablo to state, thed 'teie whole of the lectures durind the late courae, taking one with another, have paid for themseles," andi. smaal.alanceohas been handed ove...