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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
cales 14 .thution. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE. DAY OF SALE, MONDAY, SEPTEM.BER 1 W. DA xRIE Has received-instructions to sell by public auction; on the premises ADJOINING TEIE WESLEYAN ChiAPEL DUNGCAN-STREET, KON MONDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER At 12 o'clock noon,-- CONSIGNMENT of new HOUSE 'HOLD FUTRNITURE;. Corm prising Four-post cedar bedsteads, Chests of drawers, cheffioneers, bc table;, Cediir, cane, and wood bottomed chairs Rocking chairs, childs' chairs Couches, sofas dressing tables Safes, wash-stands oil aintingses , Pier' gahsses, looking-glasses.s Theabove offers a good oppor tunity to partiesfur nishing and others of securing some really good and substantial furniture. The same may be viewed on Friday and Saturday previous to the day of sale.
THE COUNCIL OF EDUCATION. [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
THE COUNCIL OF EDUCATION. ALTHOUGH not required by the terms of the Public Schools Act to report until next year, the Council of Education have considered it desirable to furnish for the information of parliament an account of the measures they have adopted up to the 31st August last, and have accordingly drawn up a report giving particulars of their proceedings, from which we make the following: 11.-INITIATOuY PROCEEDINGS. The Board of National Education and Denomina tional School Board having furnished lists of the schools under their control on 31st December, 1866, the council, in accordance with the provisions of the 28th section of the act, adopted the national schools as public schools, and, by circular addressed to the teachers, gave instructions that the latter title should be exclusively used to designate them. in all official documents. The necessary steps were also taken to enable the council to certify existing denominational schools. In the first place, application was ...
RANDWICK SPRING MEETING. SECOND DAY.—THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
RANDWICK SPRING MEETING.:. From the ERapire. SECONDDAiY.-TiURSD1Y:. 'SooN after ten o'clock vehicles of alldescriptions commenced to run for the racecourse, but 'the omri bussesidi'd not appear to be so largely patronidsd as iusual,,and the attendanceewas not so good as might have been -expected; considering the excellent pro 'grammin for, the day. The rain that had fallen dur ing the prebeding night, and in the early part of the mornihgi had done the course all the good in the world, and-everything bid fair for a successful day's' racing. The grand stand was as usual well attended, 'iand the 'bookmakers mister;ed in great force. Betting: :was toler'ably brisk, Fireworks being pretty freely. backed for the Maiden Plate at S to 4 on the field, ,while foi the Great Metropolitan 'Stakes Yatteindon had a good many admirers, not more :tli3n 3 to :1' being obtained against him. Tim Whiffler had risen considerably in favour, and was backed for a good deal of money at 6 to -1. The-races wer...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
"THE INDEPENDENT " GENERAL PRINTING OFFICE: W.A.LIA.E _ STIREBE T;I B RAID WOOD. BOOK AND JOB PRINTING In all the newest and most approved designs, ALSO IN COLOURED INKS, GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE; ETC:, ETC. ADDRESS and .Business Cards, Bill A headings,-ruled faint or otherwise, Law and Bank Forms, Cheques, Druggists' and other Labels, Business Circulars, Posters and Handbills, any size and co.lour, Pamphlets, Club Rules, Society Reports, Catalogues, and every other, description of Letter press Printing, completed expeditiously and in first-., class style. Orders will be received by the Agents for the Braidwood Independent, and at the publishing office. - 4 Parcels of. Printing forwarded to any part of the colony per post at a nominal -rate. : AUSTRALIAN JOINT STOCK BANK ARALUEN BRANCH: REDBANK. INTERESt allowed: on fixed deposits at current rates. Drafts issued on all the Branches and Agencies in NEW SOUTH WALES QUEENSLAND V13TORIA TASMANIA, and ADELAIDE NEW ZEALAND. ALSO, oN' . s ENGL...
UNITED STATES. [REUTER'S EXPRESS.] NEW YORK, July 10. [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
UNITED STATES. [REUTER'S EXPRESS.) NEW YORK, July 10. Congress assembled at Washington on the 3rd instant, and will probably remain in session about two weeks. The declared object of this extra ad journed session is the passage of an explanatory bill defining more clearly the power and scope of the Reconstruction Act passed last spring for the govern ment of the Southern states. The action thus far has indicated a determination on the part of Congress to have the law so explicitly defined and amended that the President cannot, even if so disposed, avoid executing it in its intended letter and spirit. But for this action on the part of Congress, the President would have executed the reconstruction law as interpreted by the official opinion of Attorney-General Stanberry, and un doubtedly Mr. Stanberry's opinion, if adopted, would have substantially annulled the intended provisions of the act. All precedent justifies the President in administering the laws, not as he may view them hims...
Wednesday, 4th September. (Before the Police Magistrate and J. J. Wright, J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
Wednesday, 4th September. &nbsp; (Before the Police Magistrate and J. J. Wright, J.P.) James Webber, apprehended on warrant, issued by the Queanbeyan Bench, for feloniously assault- ing and wounding, Mr. Moses Joseph, at Tuggera- nong Plain, on Sunday last. Sergeant Latimer, on oath, proved the apprehension-of prisoner, yester- &nbsp; day, at Booth's Creek, on the Naas estate. On &nbsp; being apprehended prisoner said " I expected this, and you see I did not try to get out of your road ;" when I went to handcuff prisoner he said his hand was sore, where he hit him ; I undertsood him to mean Mr. Joseph ; I did not examine his hand at the time ; he had a cloth on it ; I now see there is a wound on it near the wrist ; the wound seems to be about two or three days old. Mr. Moses Joseph being duly sworn, deposed : I am a grazier residing at Naas ; on Sunday last I came to Tug- geranong, on my road to Yarralumla ; the prisoner was there sitting on his horse ; I did...
POLICE COURT. Before the same magistrates.) [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
POLICE COURT. Before the same magistrates.) ASSAULT. — William Crampton v. J. A. O'Neill. — W. Crampton charged O'Neill with an assault. Crampton is a youth of 10 years of age and after the magistrates questioning him as to the nature of an oath, his father thought it advisable to withdraw the case, which the magistrates allowed him to do. UNLAWFULLY DETAINING A COW. — John Morrison, of Canberra, appeared to answer a charge preferred against him by W. O'Neill, for unlawfuilly detain- ing a cow, the property of the said W O'Neill, &nbsp; valued at £4. W. O'Neill, on oath, deposed as follows :— I am agent for the assigned estate of T. & E. Walsh, appointed on 13th May last ; all live stock up to that time not disposed of and running at large in the district, became my property as &nbsp; agent ; I own a certain red and white cow, branded cirle W, lately running at Woden Swamp ; I re- ceived information that accused had the cow in his possession ; I caused a dema...
Local and District News. [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
SNOW STORM.- Last Saturday morning a heavy snow-storm fell in this and the adjoining districts. The morning broke with a very lowering aspect, in- dicating the approach of severe weather. About eight o'clock the mizzling rain which was then fal- ling like a Scotch mist, and was accompanied by oc- casional gusts of piercing cold wind, became inter- &nbsp; spersed with large feathery flakes of snow, which thickened more and more until, despite the sloppy condition of the soil it began to lie thick upon roofs and ground. Therewas no intermission until about four o'clock afternoon, when the storm gradually abated, and the snow, which lay some inches thick in spots, and whitened the face of the country around, had almost totally disappeared. The thaw, as might be expected, caused a considerable rise in the creeks' and rivers. The Shoalhaven was flooded on Sunday and was impassable to such an extent that the Sydney mail, due that afternoon, did not arrive in town until &nb...
QUEANBEYAN. QUEANBEYAN SMALL DEBTS COURT. TUESDAY, 3RD SEPTEMBER (Before the Police Magistrate, and Messrs. Wright and Levy, J.P's.) [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
QUEANBEYAN [FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT] QUEANBEYAN SNALL DEBTS COURT. TUESDAY, 3RD SEPTEMBER &nbsp; (Before the Police Magistrate, and Messrs. Wright and Levy J.P's.) &nbsp; John Allen O'Neill v. John Grady.-This was a claim for goods sold and delivered in 1865, amount- ing to £3 12s. 6d. Mrs. Grady appeared and stated her husband had left her a year and eight months since; he has abandoned the place they dwelt in and now is living at Yarralumla; the sum- mons was left; her husband, J. Grady, is some- where below Wagga Wagga. The magistrates &nbsp; were for some time consulting as to the legality of the service of the summons, when upon being asked Mrs. Grady admitted that she appeared there as the wife of John Grady in his absence. The case was then gone into and resulted in a verdict of $2 9s., with costs. Alexander Frazer v. William Tulley.--Claim for £1 2s. 4d., for goods sold and delivered to self ands partners. Verdict £4. Same v. John Clifford.-Claim £2 14...
ARALUEN. [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
ARALUEN. &nbsp; [FROM OUR OORRESPONDENT.] In a brief letter I forwarded you on Tuesday last, I made a few remarks on the want of water, an article as indispensable in gold digging as the metal itself. Many of the similar claims were almost at a stand- still or attended with considerable labour. In fact, &nbsp; the larger ones, especially those on Major's Creek, began to conceive the idea that a little more of the watery element would tend greatly, in all proba- bility, to the health of the purse, wipe off some of figures from the bottom of the storekeepers' ledgers, and- if the goddess of fortune smiled upon them- add a few of the cardinals, if not more, to their ban- kers' account. On Thursday and Friday there were unmistakable signs that the clouds had fully resolved to drop down fatness, so that the thirst that was be- gan to be felt by those whose exchequer showed symptoms of a low golden fever to rack their golden constitution, would be slacked by a golden draft...
OUR NEWSPAPER PRESS. [COMMUNICATED.] [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
OUR NEWSPAPER PRESS ' z. [COMMUNIOATED.] I` there is one Colonial Institution more than another that Australians ought to feel pl oudd of, it is their Newspaiper Press ; for if cah be fearlessly asseited, without eithe r:,vniy .or bombast, that ini no .country under rthe sun, Britain7 not excepted, are the onerous and manifold functions of that "great Intstitution carried out in a more pure, straight-forward, manly, and liberal rnanner than in the Aus tralias. -Itlends itself to -neither-persons nor parties, no matter how great their sociai po .sition. There -is nothing retrogressive iinthe principles adicalted -,byiit; but it is ever so licitous to advance the interestsof ouir infant empire, -byassisting with cheering words" of encouragemient evy new bach of F enter priseor industry that may be in thle course of developemrent. .:The interests of the squat ter, the merchant, the agricuiltu'ist,- tlh arti zan, the labourer, and of every other meiber of the comiunity, are watched over...
The Independent. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th, 1867. [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th, 1867. The growing imporiance of the road via Molonglo Gap, as a direct means of com munication between the districts of Braid wo0d and Queanbeyan, demands, in the opinions of all interested therein, an in creased expenditure for the purpose of keep ing it in a state of repair. This road was first opened up by private enterprise and for years past has by the same means, sup plemented by a meagre dole from the public revenue, been kept in a state of tolerable repair. The unprecedented floods of the past winter have, however, seriously dam aged, and in some cases totally destroyed, the bridges and causeways on this route, which, notwithstanding, has remained the only practicable, or at least the best, means for heavily-ladeen teams coming from Mo - longlo, Bungendore, Queanbeyan and places &nbsp; beyond, with produce to this their only market. Recently a petition was got up for the purpose of obtaining a more adequate grant for the needful repairs of ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
MARRIED. MCINNES—CREGHAN—On September 5th, at St. Gregory's Church, Queanbeyan, by the Rev. P. White, DUNCAN McINNES, &nbsp; Esq., of Canberra, to JANE, only daughter of John Creghan Esq.—No cards. DIED. KENNEDY—On the 8th September, GEORGE PATRICK, son of Mr. Dennis Kennedy, innkeeper, Araluen, aged 9 months.
Telegraphic Despatches. ARRIVAL OF THE SUEZ MAIL. [PER GREVILLE'S TELEGRAM COMPANY] SYDNEY. Monday, 12.20. [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 11 September 1867
-A-k JR]RI \TAiL 0I THE SUEZ MAJLH [an OGREVILLE'S TELEGRAM COMPANY] SYDNEY. Monday, 12.20. The P. and O. Company's branch steamer Balclutha arrived at Adelaide yesterday, with the English July mails. Tue follow ing is a summary of the most important news RIOTS hadgbroken out at Penang,' a-id all European residents there were uinder arms. Quiet prevailed' again' whe'i the mail left. Lord Stanley has announced that all efforts to release the Abyssinian captives have failed. There is a growing uneasiness concern ing political affairs. The Moniteur deems [? denies] the French note to Prussia, and 'denioiistrates the groundlessness of warlike rumours. King; Otho of Greece is dead. Chili continues war against Spain. Continetital war rumours have ceased. Reform meetings quiet. The. House of Lords has; passed the Reforni Bill, introducing voting papers. The -Commiions rejected the amendment. The Lords.passed the portion relative to the tenl pound lodger franchise. The United States Congres...
W. DARKE'S AUCTION AND PRODUCE REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 14 September 1867
w. DARKE'S AUCTION AND PRODUCE REPORT. Fat Cattle.-The market is stocked for about a fortnight, when there will then be an opening for-a draft. I quote prime at 16/ per hundred pounds. Store Bullock.-There are still several inquiries for store bullocks. Dairy Cattle.--I. have several inquiries for. cows with young calves. Horses.-Good upstanding colts are still in de mand. Produce.-Flour, £13/10; wheat, 4/6; maize 4/; oats, 3/ (dull) ; barley, 4/; hay, 60/; butter, /7 to /8; bacon /5 to /6 ; cheese, /6; potatoes 4/.
Weekly Commercial Report. "INDEPENDENT" OFFICE, Friday afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 14 September 1867
f4 INDEPENDENT" OFFICE, Friday afternoon. THE continued influx of wheat into.the district has had the effect of depreciating its value very consider ably. Prime samples, that a fortnight ago realized 6/6 to 6/9, now with difficulty finds purchasers at 4/6 and 4/9. The market is over stocked, and a further fall may be anticipated Goulburn flour quoted at £13/10. The local quo totions are still unusettled. The following may be taken as the ruling quota tions of produce :-Maize, 4/ to 4/6; Barley, 3/ to 3/6; Oats, 3/ to 3/6; Potatoes, 4/; Hay, £3/10; Butter, /8 to /10; Cheese, /8 to /9 ; Bacon /6 to /7 ; Eggs, /9 to /10. We have been directed to call attention to the important sale of new household furniture, to take place next Monday, by Mr Darke, on the premises next the Wesleyan Church. In our own opinion buyers would do well to be in attendance.
COUNSEL TO BOYS. [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 14 September 1867
COUNSEL TO BOYS. THE following fitting counsels on self-trust, taken from an American publication, aire writ ten by Horace Greely, editor of the New York Tribune, than whom there are few better qualified to give such advice as is here given to boys: When I was. nine years old, there unex pectedly appeared one day in my father's humble farmhouse, the clergyman, doctor, lawyer, and perhaps one or two other mag natesof our New England rural towniship, who addressed my parents to this effect :-" Your eldest son is so promising a student, so easy and rapid a learner, that we think he should have a better education than our common school can give him. We propose, therefore, that he be sent to Phillip's Academy, and thence to the college; and we offer, would you choose to entrust him to us, to see that he is thoroughly schooled, without expense to you." Ily poor but proud parents responded with thanks, but decided that they should give their children all the schooling they could fairly aff...
INTRODUCTION OF THE MURRAY COD.—PUBLIC MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 14 September 1867
INTRODUCTION OF THE MURRAY GOD. -PUBLIC MEETING.- : A MEETING, convened by advertisement,' was held: on Thursday afternoon at the Commercial Hotel :for :the expressed:purpose of introducing '-"fish "-the Murray, cod .we presume, though that fish was not expressly mentioned--into the waters of the Braid wood district. There were present Messrs. T. Stuart, J. W. Bunn, R. Maddrell, J. W. Orridge, Dr Pattison, Messrs. .R. Hassell, J Mackellar, F. Mason, R. Clemenger, G. Rodd, - Scarvell, T. Robarts, - Dr%ndsfield, besides several other gentlemen. R. HASSALL, ESQ., who was unanimously invited to occupy the chair, on rising said ; The object of the meeting was to make arrangements to obtain, fish to stock the streams of this district. The first resolution -"" That a subscription be made to pay for stocking the streams of this district with fish from Lake George."-was moved by Dr. PATTIsoN, who also remarked that fish could be ob either at Lake George, the Deep Creek, or the Queanbeyan. Th...
BABY IS KING [Newspaper Article] — Braidwood Independent — 14 September 1867
BABY IS KING A ROSE-oCUTAINED cradle, where nestled within Soft cambric and flannel, lie pounds seventeen, Is the throne of a tyrant ; that pink little thing, Is an autocrat august, for Baby is King. Good solemn grandfather dares hardly speak Or walk, lest the sleeper should hear his boots creak, Grandma is a martyr, in habits and cap Which the monarch unsettles, as well as her nap Papa, wise and mighty, just home from the House Grows meek on the threshold, and, moves like a mouse, To stare at the bundle ! then outward he goes, Like an elephant trying to walk on his toes. The queen of the ball-room throws loyally down . Before him the roses she wore in her crown, And sings little love-songs of how she loves best : The fair baby blossom she rocks on her breast. Good aunties and cousins before him bow low, Though he rumples their ringlets, twists collar and bow; He bids the nurse walk with his majesty's self, And cries when she stops, like a merciless elf. He flings right and left his...