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THE Maffra Spectator. THURSDAY MORNING, NOV. 2, 1882. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 2 November 1882
THE THURSDAY.MORNING, NOV. 2, 1882. Tenders for the erection of a brick kitchen at Mewburn Park, will be received at the otffico of Mr G. T. Jones until fi p.m. to-day. Through the courtesy of Mr W. fMerry, we are furnished with the rain-fall for October, which is as follows :-4 inches 81 points, rain having fallen 11 days during the month. A meeting of the Maffra Junior Racing Club is called for Friday evening next, at the Metropolitan Hotel. As the business to be trunsactcd is of importance, a full attendance is requested. Tile programme appears in our advertising columns. The next sittings of the Court of Petty Sessions at 3Ldfra will be hold on Munday, the 8th inst. . We have repeatedly drawn attention to the paltry practice of taking the news papers and' periodicals from the local Mechanics' Institute. This often causes great annoyance to subscribers, and we understand that the committee. will in future take more stringent steps against persons persisting in those thefts. Count...
BEST HE COULD DO. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
BEST HE COULD , j DO * Itwras ul liciigan mans riding through -Virginia oni horsebackic and.one,afttr noon as ho cameo ' alon to' a soetler' cabinon t outaiu road easked of a diin leaning over the gato' .se; i1 Can yoi tell toie how far it asto thle S"I reckon I kin, stranger": You'1 lave to peg along furnabout nine mils "But it is nearlydark. I.s there no tavernion"th' roadt"' r??(}!.i;'h ,Never ?,? ae i.d of a'n' B iand , hacked mycornmeal.. over. this road risin' of twentyyears" ' : ' " But perhaps I could put up some "P'raps ye could. :Therie' Steve )Taylor's downl, aut, fouri miles, but 'b'd"' 'bat ? ooubl'ind on' old sledge, There's Moses 8mith, a mile nigher, but, Moies:~ould ,feel,,offended if Ve didn't trade hbin that lie?i fora:i itub tailed mule. Might put tp at Greon's, blit here's lots';g rattlesnakes arourdd his place'. Kurnel ,.Joiison;is down lbout nix miles, but tip Kurnel'would turn ye all out of doors atimidniglit If lie found'"thu, d'oui 'did,'t vote hi' "BptIwla...
THINGS A MARRIED WOMAN CANNOT HELP THINKING. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
THINGS, A-MARRIED .WOMIAN COANNOT HELP:THINKINGt ' That she was a very pretty girl at sixteen, '; That shiehad, or would havo had, a ;great many goodoffters ,That all her'lady friends aret lIve years older than they say theiy are. That she has a fine mind.. That if lier husbn ld had acted on !her idiree he would :ha0 been arinher man eday._ Thatpeople think too much of thie looks of that Miss Black, who woultl not becalld haiindsome if she didn't mi?e herelf up. That her mother-in law is a very tryin woman. That her girls'are prettier than Mrsa,Blacke ii"gli.' :, IThat"rhe would like 6o know where her huiisband spends his evenings wlign he, stys out. Thait' her eldest son takes :after lii Tha he is going to threw himself away. oni liss SIcraggs. That Miss Scra""s set her cap for him, and did all the courting. That her servant girls are the worst ever known. That shle has tas'iii ndress That aliohe asl a good temper.' That slie pities old maids .
LIFE IN RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
. . ,. , ; - . ·.. The St. Potershbirgl torrespobdent of. the "-Titimes'= sends the' following accotint " ' a'f recAntesadt aecidenit at Patorho?f:-The Emperor of Ruagsi was outt walking in thoepark, and: for snome 'reaeonor other betame interested in tlie operations of soveral worhinnn or gardeners, who- were atwork some distanceeoff.' Hishfajesty :appears to have b koned to one of thie wibrl:men to cogtonup toh int, l tending'to speak to ; the "man, and perhaps, ask somenic ~questions. The wvorkta"ani oticed the sign threw down h tool, and ran towards:tlhe: emperor. Vhen onl. ar stop or two from his niajesty's person: he fell dead at thie Car's feet, shot by': a sentinel closie at haniid rwho had not seen the Euilprort call the mian and wlio: had. imperative orders to.fire on any straiger appioachicigthe Emperor. His, Majesty, it is said, helped to lift up the body, and showed the bitterest gief' Tho n wife and fanmily oof the eared for
RACING. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
RAOTNG. The Maifra Junior Racing Club will hold their annual races to-day at River.s dale, the racecourse of which has been kindly placed at the disposal of the club by G. Davis, Esq. A very good programme of the various events appears in our advertising columns, the prizes are certainly large, considering the age of the club, and as Mr. O. J. M'Lean, the honorary secretary, has spared neither time nor trouble to make the affair a success, we confidently pre dict a most enjoyable meeting. The following are the entries:- MxAID PLATT. C. J. M'Lean's brown mare Mavorneen, 4 yre. W. Clark's iron grey mare Venus, 3 yrs. T. Norton's bay mare Little Lizzie, 4 yr, by Vetern. John Doolan's brown horse Brownlock, 6 yr, by Forster. J. Kennedy's brown mare Water Watch, by Panic, 4 yrs. mnlNOs or WLLS' DIBTIDAY oIFr. T. M'Intosh's bay mare Pretty Jane, 5 yrs., Dst 101bh. yH. Burgoyne'e brown gelding Robert the Devil, aged, 10st 71bs. C. J. M'Lean's brown gelding Little John, 4 yrs., 10st. 1HACK ...
EUROPEAN TELEGRAMS. (ARGUS.) LONDON, Nov. 6. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
EUROPEAN TELLGaAMB. (Anous.) SLo.Do, " iOv. 6. LoWI Randolph Churchill has written a letter to the "Times," in which he advises the Conservatives to force on an appeal to the country on the question of thle Ctaure. Russia is urging PrFnp,to unite with her in adopting a policy unfriendly to England. r The latest intelligence from the Soudan states that the force commanded by Abou Moms, the False Prophets has repulsed the assault of the Egyptian troops and is now adrancing upon Khartoum. His Royal Highness the Pripce of Wales has declined an invitatipn to distribute the prizes at the Bordeaux Exhibition.
THE GIPPSLAND GUN CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
THF GIPPSLAND GUN CLU3. At a meeting of the committee of the above club, held at the Criterion Hotel on Wednesday evening, it was decided that the match to be held on 16th inst., be decided by points, and commence at half-past one o'clock sharp. General business was gone through, and amongst other resolutions it was decided to erect a' new barrier fence, and that all boys be excluded from the ground. The following handi caps were declared: Yds. Yds. F. Fenton ... 30 N. M'Lean ... 24 H. Reynolds... 30 E. A. Paterson 24 S F.Treloax... 30 F. Webb ... 2. J. Allan ... 29 G. Bayli ... 23 G. Carpenter... 29 W. Bryan ... 23 jor\Ylson... 29 S. Basford ... 23 A. Johnson-Be 27 A. Carpenter ... 23 P. Bayl .. 25 A. Francis ... 23 P. Harbeck ... 25 W. Latham ... 23 J. Swan ... 25 J. M'Lean ... 23 *J. Gloter "... 25 T.. Mackintosh 23 A. Clues ... 24 W. P. Phillips 23 W. Kerr ... 24 A. J. Palmer... 23 P. King ... 24 HI Sonderman 23 B. Luxord ... 24 S. Drakeford ... 23 Asumned names:
(AGE.) LONDON, Nov. 6. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
L?oNDO, No.' 6. The Palace authoritiils at Stamboul predict nothing but disaster and de etruction of the Turkieli supremacy in Egypt as the resultof:;oo' Dufferin's missaon to Cairo, Thpy are urging the Sultan to demand thit England shall adhere to the pledge given by Earl Granville that the f11nl settloment of Egypt should be iilluitted to the European concert ~?:: . News has oeen received that Abou Mema, the false prophet, of the Soudan has evacuated Khartopw, and is ad. vancing northwards, with a view to the conquest of Egypt, which he considers it part of his duty to subjugate. Public feeling throughout Russia is strongly excited against England. The press teems with articles denouncing the aggressive action of the English Government in dealing with the atraire of Egypt, and a firm alliance is strongly advocated. The leading journals de clare that a deliberate insult has been offered to the French people by the attempt made to exclude their represen. tatives from forthor partici...
MELBOURNE. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
(rIox oUv own connassrowenasT.) Wednesday. Considerable consternation was mani fested in the Metropolis yesterday morning when it became known that several bags containing'letters, dc., had been stolen from the General Post Office. The burglars managed to effect an entrance to the mail room at a late hour on Monday night after the oflicials had all left the office. Amongst the stolen bags are a number of regis tered letters, as well as several packages of'jewellry and other valuables. No club to the theft hasyet been discovered beyond the finding in Little Bourko street of one of the missing bags, the contents of which had all been ab. stracted. The stolen mails are those which arrived by the Geelong and Western District train on Monday night. A charge hasm beenmade against two well-known members of the detective force of compounding.. a felony. Whether there are any grounds for the charge remains yet to be seen, but from the disclosures adduced by the evidence taken before the Poli...
COMMENTS ON EVENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
O;I0EBNTS ON Il_ .TS. " The birds whoje musi1.1? s air, Do chirp and chatter hedleed].~"r -Axox. I. have jupt been looking over last month's issue of the "Illustrated Australian News," and if you would seek a sketch of anything diametrically opposite to actual incident, you have but to view the colored plate descriptive of the Melbourne Cup of 1882. Ladies are depicted glowing in all the radiance and beauty of their rich coetumes basking in the rich golden sunshine or promenading the grassy lawn, the picture of all that is beautiful and happy. Alas I how different the re alistic scene as viewed on "Oup?' day. The rain was pouring, in torents gusts of wind driving the mud and duct in clouds in all directions, and the dismal faces and bespattered robes of the "ladyes fayre" was the most extreme ilepictionof lfemiserabler. The only mode of accounting for this essential difference in the real and imaginary thing, 'is that the artist, in anticipation of a fine day,'made the best use of h...
THE MAN ON THE VERANDAH [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
THE -ANI ON THE" VERANDAH Up on Park-street the other:evening the boys fxledluup a straw man in an old suit and pi ?d h @inm; on a 'eradah in the melancholy,twilight. He hadn't been 'in' position above, ten':, minlite.I when alobn came a specimen wh'6 had beon' la~ed out .of the lower stratum of life; and he leaned his elbows onatho fence' and clled out-: : : f ".Good evening.mister ,Is this tl place whero they wanted the biack yard The etrawtman mie nIp re.ply: '"Ithink this is theplace, .continuedl the otlider "I wasiispeakiing to the lady, and she said as liow I as to call this evening for ten'~enta?eing as slihe pitied my misfortunes?'? ; i _., " Thistra maind was silent" .!"Which y1avery kind of her indeed, because I amin powerfully broken down.i I may b' wrong, but I" dlunio. I'1ll be on hand early in tho' mornins. I allus like to keep my word, youknowp 1' I If the stid wl man UknewI hot didn't l ee said, iefolt for le, 'and she said. I must be'sure to call for the ten cents t...
SPORTING NOTES. CRICKET. MAFFRA V. STRATFORD. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
SPORTING NOTIS. ORICKET. MAFnRA V. OTRATWORD." A match between the above clubs took place at Stratforfl on Saturday n1st, resulting in an easy victoryfor the visitors. Play not commencing till after two o'clock, there was not time to play two innings. I?affra having won the toss, elected to go in first, and suc ceeded in putting together 67 runs in a very creditable manner, Geo. Davis making the highest score, 21. The Stratford team made a very poor stand against the bowling of N. M'Lean and W. Mitchelmore, the former taking seven wickets for 7 runs, the innings closing for 20. Maef'r, in the second innings, made 60, and Stratford, with the loss of one wicket, 22, when time was called. It being a one innings match, Maffra thus won by 47 runs. A cricket match wes played at dringolong on Saturday, between the Press and Briagolong clubs, the local Seam winning in their second innings without the loss of a wicket. The principal scores were, for Briagolong Mitchelson, 22; Bond, 21; Taylo...
MELBOURNE CATTLE REPORTS. Wednesday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
MELBOURNE OATTL REPORTB. S(Bt LcOraTo TLzonuOA.) - Wedn?lday lvening. Mesrs. A. M'Lean Co. report: Fat Cattle.-1,300head forward. Sales opened firm at last week's quotations. We sold Mr. Buckley'a bullocks to £9 17s Gd; Fogaity's to £10 7s Gd; Mr. Davis' at £9, and cows at £5 15s; M'Colo's bullocks at, £8 5s, and cows at £6 12s 6d; Moore's bullocks to £12 17s .Gd, and cows at £5 17s Gd; Shaw's bullocks to £8 10s; Schroeder's to £9 10s, and cows at £6 5G Messrs. Peek, Hudson and Raynor report :-Fat Cattle..-1,298 head yarded. Big attendance, and trade had no stock on hand; prices advanced from last week's. Weo quote beat bul. locks at £13 to £17 godd £9 tod6-1; others £6 to £7-10s cows £3 to £10. We sold 10 bullocks for Mr. John Williams at 10 guineas; 133 from outside 1Gippeland to £12 15s. Fat Calves.-Only' about 50 yarded, and prices wero up considerably; best heavy weights made £4 to £5. We sold 16 from Keilor Plains to 51s. Messrs.. Power,.Rutherford and Co. report as follows-1,...
AN EXECUTION IN FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
AN EiXEOUTION IN ltAiQE.,;' t Convicted porsois hear~snothings,oft what is being done fori Or' gainstithtiu otsido tho lprison i' lle. Tiht at'oaff who defend them draew up tho re colls en rsie, but the convicts are ,not sup, plosed to k`iaiwhit:ditehanceeathere are of these petitions bing einertalined"or rojected.:Ia co ct to bo executed, the first:intiination?which: he.!irecivos of the painful-fat comesaabout a quarter of an hour before ~is head. drops into the saw-dust-baskeot-of the guillotine. So mmorn~ii'g itmiiy be tivo or three moths after his trial-he is aroused at breakof day: by thel governor of the c prisons entering his :cell, and : saying: kindly :-" a- , your appeal has been rejected, and iyour p itioi? di? ; missed; the moiient lha arrived.,:. : ." "The unhappy mani, rolling outn of ihed and stsgo'riiig to his feeties Lbs gaonlcliaplain, who liaswalkei behind the governor, and two' or- threee warideirs, who sahist hini hastily to ddess From this moment n verytaiing i...
THE ZULU KING. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
-..o .'r. " , . .....r. ,;'.,,. e eThE ZEULU -RING. 'Thefhonors paid. in England to thait blobodstained r' iiani Oetywayo, by the deseiplegiidprotegesofExetorflallare T not surprising, when we consider how SEngland received the Trkish Sultan and.the.Shah of Persia. The reception "cof .the Sultan; in particularr' was,pre- h ceded by an'offcial desecitisoi of the *Sabbath 1that. must .ave ?at)er, s r-todished the heathen potentate, hris tiasn 'cipehtiers adrd Idecrators were -nia hammerisg,1and plastering , and 'jpainting'-ithe , Guildhall,' and. British * As;fo, y Ce tywayo,,. Whenº the. black monster appeared eoi Tthli deck at Plymiothg, a lady sdvance .i! greet g hnim and shook him by the @lood= lady-in question, told- r.-Duaine that s`·he wished to present themkingwith a alsght token and handk lim ia begets :lm i gold locket attached:to a string f to S'blue velretlve " As the giftofani English iad-y to aid brave`i?san : Caetywayo smiled and made no repy. All this is esiperfeotly. ...
POETRY. AN APARTMENT-HOUSE LAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
She occupies the room above, And I the room below, SThatlittloe angel overhed, ,l •Who's4cilayS On the go. ,o.-. 1've ssenhih i bright'hnd. sniling face,, (' Heor golden hair low,;. .[rwe seen her.little pit-a4-pat . a. :.\hich crazs mse ero Io r :'Those dainty Feet, in trim "'nob soose," ""-.- 'She derly loves to show,; . -jAnd as I dearly love to sce, , ~Mahe Tophet hrebolow.' ,,h, little angel evericad I1 i,° If she'colld onlyi-now., -"The bald and wrinkled gentleman.. .. Vho's writhingdown below.. , I-wo er tender l~eart would ache SHoersweet ?~ thll me so- Asid she would sparm the grimt old man: :Who's pleading down below. : I wish shel were a leep ic bed, And I were likewise so Shein hen hedimplet ot above, t-( Ion my rackbelow. ,?;.Well ! well wee angel overhead,,:.'"' : Whether I sleep or no,.' G"ol bless yoir sunny, smiling face,": :'Tais GnE BK) aowE? ? w.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
'iTrade Addiesses' 0: i' Mafra Bakery, andi-Piie "Shop. IR' FRA:EA D I;'N SO'UI]3? R a. iJoniTron-iTraaET,,MAFPRA B EST BiREAD iad FLOUI;talways'on . hand, at a reasonhblo price,..; FAMILIES WAITED ON DAILY. Small goodiof cvrydeacriptio masd ,t o o rdo r. . " r' ' " .. . .. . . : TEA Coie.OND Pica 1wls' s RKADY Finest Silk-dressed Floir,;' I ROM icarefilly selected' wheat; also a Bw? and:PoLARD, 'wholesal anli retUil at our Steam Mills, Sale, Ma?iffra' and HayBfield.' ,": SAWN Tiumn, all sizes, at the Heyfold Saw.Billa s. " .L'' . l A.,0ARPENTER,' i. P.,, priecta.,n s: , . W BENSON, ATCH- Ax?s~ C. dCK . . t. ' V' the Quao r and -lo6a . FIuiifti and by Special Appoinlmenit' t I1I.R: thed Prindo of Wales, H.LM. themo ,m~loror of:Russia; -thd Mahajarah ofe!Buimsmn,' and to'goveral Indian Prinepsa ..., , ;.t: ,i" PRIZE, MEDALS , '?u" Lomw?oxrDu?ua. iAD PAiS. ??i..l: S. BEN S ON'?t:S., ClboksliLfor Churchea,! Turrets, or Piblio Buildligs;.. Dniigi or rDrawing ,.Room Library, Carrihge, Ch...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Maffra Spectator — 9 November 1882
SAuctiona. FAT AND0fo1OfE COAi'E -.E, SHEEP, &o. IA LEAN and 'CO." willt Sr ati the r £5. . :ya - *.: 25 Prit Fat Bullokes'addCeaa-e. 40 Splendi?Bulldoks half fat, from .,the Mitchell ...- .. 0 bMagnificentButlaclc from Tanjil, . halff , .. Acoant W. IL Newton, Eiq , ;Little' 'PlTin, Mahnare .t, 270M "'fcent Bullocks, 4to 6 yrs, rwelt bred,'well grown, and. inine .- ooidition; allof.the much easteemee ..IN brand. Wq.cam ptrongly ye . .omupend the above lot as weliave ;inpeced them. 0 Splenidid CrosbredW~ ethep from the Wimmers, half fat, a splendid * lotinathe woo -. ,'Maegnificct , Reaper and. Binder .(wlre); by ?'Cormio, arly net.. 900 Spleadid Bullocks fro Seuth G ip nd,4.tQ.6 Vasrafs .Lot, 30 Spleadid~powe, ];alf fat 7A RA,. PBRIDAY, DECEIMIE I15 ?LEANW and :CO: are "instrcted byt rmortgagee toaell.onaboce +.he'.wholq of MIl'. Reilly. land i? . ans irnead the townahip.of Seaton (with the exception of the block on which she resida·.) --FOR .POSITIVE SALE.. J A RE PrDDOCK;...