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COWRA. [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 1 June 1850
COWRA. We were very agreeably surprised, on Monday evening last, by the announcement that the Rev. James B. Laughton, B. A., minister of the Pres byterian Church of Scotland, had arrived in our village, and that it u'as his intention to hold divine sorvico at eight o'clock. The news spread rapidly from dwelling to dwelling, and in about a quarter of an hour before the appointed time might be seen numbers of the inhabitants wending their way to wards the Fitz Roy Arms, where they were highly delighted at the splendid discourse delivered by the Rev. Gentleman. We are given to understand, and sincerely wish it may be the fact, that it is the in tention of Mr. Laughton to visit this part of his district once every month ; if so. it will be con ferring a great blessing on the whole of this small community.
Country News. CARCOAR.—QUEEN'S BIRTH-DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 1 June 1850
Country Slews. CARCOAR.— QUEEN'S BIRTH-DAY. The anniversary of Her Majesty's birth-day was celebrated by her loyal subjects of Carcoar with bi-. coming respect. The dawn of the auspicious day which had given to her faithful and attached peopli', an exemnlarv sovereign, in whom are mino-Wl .-til the virtues of the woman and mother witli the dig nity of the queen, was greeted by a discharge of fire-arms. The Union .Jack — ' The flag lhat braved a thousand years Tho battle and the breeze.' — was hoisted in token of the day's rejoicings. Men stayed from work ; business of every kind ;va3 sus pended, and the day was held as one of joy and festivity. Volley succeeded volley from dawn till midnight. The bustle and excitement were in creased by the arrival, from hour to hour, of gen tlemen from the bush, who came to add their own to the general stock of happiness and enjoyment. In the evening all the inns of the town were illu minated. A grand display of fire-works took place at Mr. Arnold'...
THE BOTTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 1 June 1850
THE BOTTLE. The Man in the Moon, in the course of his observations on human character has re marked, that of all his acquaintance who are at all in the habit of getting what vul gar people call ' boozy,' there is not one who does not offer some admirable excuse for so doing. Struck with the singularity of this fact, the Man in the Moon has in stituted a commission of inquiry into the matter, the result of which he begs to lay before his readers : — Mr. A. drinks because his doctor has recommended him to take a little. Mr. B. because his doctor has or dered him not, and he hates such quackery. Mr. C. just takes a drop because he's wet. Mr. D. drinks because he's dry. Mr. E. because he feels something rising in his stomach. Mr. F. because he feels a kind of sinking in his stomach. Mr. G. because he's going to see his friend off to Australia. M. H. because he's got a friend come home from Amerisa. Mr. I. because he's so hot. Mr. K. because he's so cold. Mr. L. be cause he's got a pain ...
DISCOVERIES OF A PEACEFUL AGE. [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 1 June 1850
T1TSCOVERIES OF A PEACEFUL AGE. We cannot recount all the discoveries or this peaceful age, from a luoifer match up to a railroad, and from a steam-ship down to a pair of gutta-percha goloshes- But these discoveries nave maae we muuci u laborer a mightier man than an ancient lord Jusdjfcpk at your lot and wonder at your weaSf There was your father-rwhen he wanted to be up betimes, he lost half the night listening to the village clock, and starting Wat all hours, except the right one; anMhgn at last a tnf^bte, he jumped ^^kbed, and..go^HM tinder-bo^^^kfi minuj|^^^^^H . the flint v^^^^m^^^^^^^M ^teneJ^h^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^H ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Lthe purest light. It was in the Brighton van your father travelled, that hard season when he visited the coast in search of work, and he' never got the better of the long bleak journey. But for your own diversion you took the trip the other day. You went in the morning and returned at night, and it cost you neither cough nor rheumatism, and less money a...
OUR FEMALE SUPERNUMERARIES. IN A SERIES OF VIEWS' [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 1 June 1850
OUU FEMALE SUPERNUMERARIES. IN A SERIES OF VIEWS' CFrom Punch. J The Commbrcial View. — The muslin home market is in a state of extreme de pression. The supply greatly exceeds the demand, and the article is a mere drug. Hands can scarcely command a purchaser, and the enquiries for hearts are very few. Sempstresses are quoted at lamentably re duced figures, and domestic servants, at no time particularly brisk, are now duller than ever. The colonial trade in this description of goods, however, is still lively, ihey being especially in request in Australia, whither some shipments of them have already been consigned ; and it is to be hoped that every facility will be given to their continued ex portation. The Cynical View. — Wherever there is mischief, women are sure to be at the bot tom of it. The state of the country bears out this old saying. All our difficulties arise from a superabundance of females. The only remedy for this evil is to pack up bag and baggage, and start them away. ...
THE BATHURST TREE PRESS. SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 1850. "MAGNA EST VERITAS ET PREVALEBIT." OUR CORONER. [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 1 June 1850
THE 'BATHURST FREE PRESS. SATURDAY, JUNE 1. 1850. ' MAGNA EST VERITAS BX PIUEVALEBIT.' OUR CORONER. Our remarks upon the infanticide casfi in last week's issue, operated upon the war like constitution of our worthy Coroner, and brought him ' beiling o'er wi wrath' into Bathurst at an early hour on Monday morn inff. He honored our office with his bodily presence shortly after we had swallowed our coffee, and with compressed lip, and fiery eye, he opened, a colloquy, which for vehemence and grandeur, completely de ranged our nervous system, and sent our mental faculties playing topsy-turvy one over another in a most delightful state of disorder. After letting off a little of his Buperfluousindignation, and thus moderating his mercurial temperament, he thrust his arm, elbow deep, into his big-coat pocket, out of which he drew a couple of docu ments, which proved to be communications from Government relative to the powers vested in him of incurring expenses for the burial of the dead in...
Government Gazette. CROWN LANDS WITHIN THE SETTLED DISTRICTS. [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 1 June 1850
Cttoversmient; €&azebte. CROWN LANDS WITHIN THE SET TLED DISTRICTS. (Leases by Auction.) Under the Regulations of 29th March, 1848. His Excellency the Governor directs it to be notified, for the information of all per sons concerned, that Leases of the here under described portions of land will be put up to auction at 1 1 6 clock of Tuesday, the 25th day of June next, at the places respectively mentioned, and upon the con ditions set forth in the regulations in ques tion. 2. Further inforriiation respecting the lands can be obtained from the Surveyor General, and respecting the conditions from the Colonial Treasurer, Sydney, and at the Police Offices of the districts. 3. The upset price of each lot is 10s. per section of 640 acres, for the year com mencing 1 at January last. 4. Th' full price bid for each lot must be paid down at the time of sale, in failure of which, or if nol bid for, the lands will become upfn to selection without competi iicjti, in conformity with sectio...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 1 June 1850
TO ADVERTISERS. IMPORTANT NOTICE. . The cost of Advertisements fi1° all buyers of iron and general must be paid previous to their in- hardware. sertion. Advertisements will be r , ~ . _ i , m ? , ^ i ? ,i Large reduction in Prices at receded until sm o'clock m the , ' , eveiimg of Friday but cannot be y T ,. Iespeolfully nollw u M CustomorS| Set. WltllCirawn alter lWelve O ClOCK 1 tiers, Country Storekeepers, and the Public mi a vi in generally, that as the whole of the Extensive and On llieSClay. A liberal allowance well assorted Stock must be disposed of, the prices Will be made tO parties desirOUS Of ^ich have been maintained for the last 1 , Fozir and Twenty Years. advertising for three 01' SIX months, in this establishment, are now reduced to the very ? lowest rates at which they could be offered, and -vr ? ,? -tit, l will be found considerably under, what they- can be'' No communications Will be pilb- obtained for elsewhere. lished in this Journal, unless ac . ^ raak'nsr this ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 1 June 1850
Clocks ! Clocks ! Clocks I npHE Public are. . earnestly requested to call and i. inspect a very superior assortment of English, Dutch, Colonial, and American Clocks, of the best quality, warranted to keep correct time, at the lowest remunerating price, at C. DUNSFORD'S, Watch and Clockmaker, William-street, Bathurst. ME. J. WAEiSEE, SOLICITOR, BATHURST, OFFICE, removed from Mr. Rogers, Store keeppr, George-street, to the Offices lately occupied by Messrs. Home and Wadcson, next door to Read's Inn. B;ithurst, 1st June, 1850. . To K.et. ONE sitting and two bed-rooms, unfurnished, pleasantly situated at the west end of Bathurst. For particulars, ennufre of the undersigned. JOHN ROGERS, Storekeeper. Good Stabling, if required. TO LET, MONTEFIORES, AT present in the occupation of Mr. Joseph Matthews, who is about to retire from the business. This house is now doing a first-rate trade, and is admirably situated for business. Mr. M. is willing to let the House, Furniture. &c, as th...
A VISION OF WAR (For the Bathurst Free Press.) [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 1 June 1850
A VISION OF WAR ! BY WILLIAM M. LEGGETT, M. A. (fa)1 tha Bxthurst Free Press.) [.My own iraprossinu is, that this svulden declarafion of war jifjainst.Graeco by the Bi'ltish Government, may involve the nations of Eurapu in a sanguinary struggle, tending to revolutionizu Republics and dynasties throughout tho vorld.J Wati !— tho hellish sound conies booming . O'er the waters, wide and far, — As if God Almighty, dooming Guilty man, permitted War I None, that ever know its terror, Now can stoically hear ; Only Ignorance and Error Smile at doubt, and scoff at fear I O'er her harp, oncu tun'd to gladness, Leaus tho muse, in wild suspense ;— List ! its chords vibrato with sadness 1 Who could borrow promise thonco 1 Yo, who dare denounce the story . Of Heaven's peacs-inspiring Word, — Point us to a Gospel glory More befitting Nature's Lord. In the ever-warning hist'ryj ? .. Grav'nin blood by Gallic, pride, Robespierre resolv'd tho myst'ry Of a nation's suicide. Christian England, look arou...
CARCOAR NATIONAL SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 1 June 1850
CARCOAEt NATIONAL SCHOOL. Sometime in August last, the good people of Carcoar, impressed with the importance of educating their children, covened a meet ing for the purpose of considering the steps necessary to be taken for the fulfilment of so laudable an object. The late John Kin chela. Esa., had, a short time previously, been appointed Commissioner of National Schools for these districts, and happened to visit Carcoar on a sojourn through the country, with the object of ascertaining the educational wants of the people, and wherever he found a desire existed amongst them to avail themselves of the blessings of education, of establishing schools upon the National System- Considering the size of the place, the meeting was numerous and respectable, and several speeches were de livered, dilating upon the inestimable bene fit which would be conferred upon their children, by the steps they were then taking. Some little opposition was offered to the National system, but the meeting passe...
Local Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 1 June 1850
Xiooal Entellig-ence. Singular Coincidence. — In the last week's Free Press, we published a beautiful poetical com position, which Was handed over to us by Dr. Machattie, who had extracted it from an Ayrshire newspaper. It is headed 'Drink ! Drink ! Drink !' and in style and tone boars a strong resemblance to Hood's celebrated 'Song- of the Shirt.' Upon its appearance, the points of resemblance were no ticed by several lovers of poesy, and a discussion ensued as to the priority of the productions, some asserting that the plan of the former piece was borrowed from the latter one, which was rendered probable by ' The Song of the Shirt' appearing in 1843 ; whereas (he other poem was not published until the following year. At the head of the origi nal, there is a note, which anticipates the circum stance that observations of this nature would be made, and denying the possibility of piracy in the slightest degree, as the manuscript had been in the publisher's possession for a considerabl...
Government Gazette. May 22, 1850. CROWN LAND WITHIN THE SETTLED DISTRICTS. (LEASES BY AUCTION.) [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 8 June 1850
©o^erasEierio -23-asefcte. May 22, 1850. CROWNT LAND WITHIN THE SETTLED DISTRICTS. (LEASES BY AUCTION.) ; The following portions of Land will be put up to Auction, at Eleven o'clock of Tuesday, the 25th day of June next, at the places liereunder men tioned : — (At the Police Office. Carcoar.} 27. 640, Six hundred and forty acres, county of Bathurst, parish unnamed, near Bunni ; bounded on thp north by the west erly continuation of the southern' boundary line of A. Rankin's northern - portion of_ 640 acres; on the east by the first sejfl tion line west of that lancU and on ^^k south and west by section lines. (50-Z^H 28. 640, Six hundred : and fort^^^H county of Bathurst, parish urMB^^^^^H Bunni ; bounded on the so^^^^^^^H westerly continuation of ^^^^^^^H bouudary line of Arthur 3^^^^^^^^| rn portion of 640 acres ; on the cast by he first section line west of that land ; and m the north and west by section lines. 50-742.) 29. 640, Six hundred and forty acres, jounty of Bathurst, par...
Impounded [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 8 June 1850
SmDonnded At Molong, on the 21th day of May, 1850, from Boreo lluu :— Ono red cow, CO oil ribs ; ono red heifer calf, not branded ; ono red -working bullock, liko ff on hip, OK on thigh near sido ; ono red and whito bullock, TR or TB off hip ; one black and whito working bullock, illegible brand, ou tho off x'ibs, a notch on tho off ear ; ono brown poloy bullock, AP hip and ribs off sido ; ono blue hullock, liko W off hip and thigh ; ono strawberry heifer, O on ribs, JR on hip near side ; ono brown bullock, MM conjoined with C on the off ribs ; ono black aud whito poloy cow, WP off hip. If tho above cattle aro not released on or beforo tho ISth June, they will bo sold. Us. Cd.] Charles Maokay, Poundkeeper. At Canowindra, on tho 14th May, 1S50, from the Estate of T. Icely, Esq. :— Ono bay mare, three black points, sad dlo marked, near hind fetlock whito, short tail, n near and E off shoulder, aged, 14 hands high ; ono bay mare, black points, long tail, star on forehead, JW near shoul...
SECOND DAY-THURSDAY, MAY 30. FIRST RACE. [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 8 June 1850
SECOND DAY— THURSDAY, MA.Y 30. FIRST RACE. The Hcrry Scurry Stakes of fifteen sovereigns', with a sweepstake of two sovereigns each, for all horses. Three year olds, and under, 8st. ; four year olds, 9st. ; five, six, and aged, lOst. Heats once round. Post entrance one sovereign. Mr, Arkins ns gr g Pasha (Cutts) ... J 1 0 1 Mr. Hook's gr gDr, Jenner ? .j— ,2'V.G 2 Mr. Rowe's br g Calendar ........:. 0 10 Mr. Gorrick's gi a Halfcaste . . . ... . . 0 0 v Mr. De Clouet's ch g Euclid . . .. ... . . 0 0M Mr. Harris's b g Sir Frederick . ... .. . . ^(Lj^^H Mr. Robert's b f The Nun . . . . ?^^^((?^H Mr. Moneragan's bl g BlackbirdM|fl^^^^^^H SECOND EA^^^^^^^H The Hack Stakes of fift«^^^^^^^^^| sweepstake of one soverv^^^^^^^^^^^^^M weight for age ; heats once round ; post en trance one sovereign. The winner to be sold immediately after the race for fifteen, sovereigns, all surplus to go to the Race Fund. Jr. Hall's b m Shepherdess, (Brian).. Oil Templeton's b g Caudle ? 2 0 2 Ryan's ch g Pi...
THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL ON NATIONAL EDUCATION. [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 8 June 1850
THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL ON NATIONAL EDUCATION. The Legislature had, for the purposes of of National Education, voted £2,000 for the Middle District, £1,500 for the Squat ting Districts, and £1,500 for Port Phillip. The Board desired that these funds should be equally distributed ; they did not desire to force them upon anybody, but u any person thought that the Denominational System was too narrow in its scope, and wished to try the other system, they must apply at once to the Board, and their ap plications would receive attentive consi deration. But the funds were limited, and it must be ' first come first served.' The Board had no desire to come into antago nism with the Denominational schools, nor was it for him to decry that system, but he was afraid that an essential objection to that system was the inadequacy of the teacher's salaries. The minimum salary given in the National schools was .=£40, and there were instances where teachers had so gra tified parents and the Board by the...
DR. LANG. To the Editor of The BATHURST FREE PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 8 June 1850
DR. LANG. To the Editor of The Bathurst Free Press. Sir,— -Scarcely a week passes but what brings forth a fresh attack on the Rev. Dr. Lang, in one or other of the colonial journals, the most distin guishinp; feature of which seems to be an utter want of facts ; and the writers of which, in endeavouring to detract from his well-earned fame, stop not at trifles. Your correspondent, *' Anti-Leaguer,' in last week's paper, finds fault with you for having devoted so much- of your space in convincing the public of the insanity of 'that infatuated old gen tleman, Dr. Lang,'- and gives -it, as his opinion, if left alone, the Rev. Gentleman and his visionary schemes would sink into insignificance. 'In- fatuated old gentleman,' — forsooth ! There is no danger of ?' Anti- Leaguer ' being infected with such insanity as Dr. Lang is labouring under. Now, Sir, on tho' question of our fitness for ' free ' government, I cannot agree with Dr. Lang j but I cordially do so, on the importance of a; leg...
Settler's Price Current. BATHURST. [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 8 June 1850
Settler's SPa'ice Garment. BATHURST. Play, from £1 to £1 103. per ton Corn, 2s fid to 3s per bushel Wheat 2s. to 2. 3d. per bushel Flour, Fine, mill prices £10 per to Ditto, Seconds, £9 Bran, 2s. Gd. per cwt. Butter, fresh, Is to Is 3d per lb. Ditto, salt, Is per lb Cheese, 3d. to 3£d. per pound Bacon, 4d to 4Jd per lb Eggs, from lOd. to Is. per dozen
To the Editor of the BATHURST FREE PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 8 June 1850
To the Editor of the Batiiurst Free Press. [You, and your poetical correspondent, who talks about tho ' banner of freedom being d3'od in crimson — streets running with blood, and houses shrieking with agony, forget, &c.' — Last week's Bathurst Free Press — An Anti IiEAQUEn.] Mr. Editor, — I have been several times questioned on the supposed application of tho above withering sarcasm to — vour humble servant : but not beinsr aware of having ever penned the repudiated pas sages, I leave my defensive armour in its rust, until bettei informed. But if ' An Anti-Leaguer ' really did design to annihilate me, and only failed through his own inadvertence, I am still vulner able, and though unskilled in literary tournaments, will be emboldened by his courtesy, to break a lance with him whenever he pleases. W. M. LEGGETT. Bathurst, 4th June, 1850. P.S. — Should I chance to bo slain, let no squab bles with the Coroner disturb my repose. W. M. L.
SIDNEY, [Newspaper Article] — Bathurst Free Press — 8 June 1850
SYDNEY* Wheat. — In this market sales are brisk, varying in prices from 3s. 3dto 3s. 8d. per bushel accord ing to sample. Flour is improving in prices — £10 10s per ton for fine, and £9 10s. for seconds. Maize, — Has deslined 3s. 3d. to 3s. ' 6d. per bushel. \ English Barley, — Dull in sale. , Capo Barley. — Rather scarce / Hay, — Compressed hay is scarce and in demand prices varying from £4 to £1- per ton. .-? Butter. — Varies from. is. to Is. 2d/per lb. Cheese, — Plentiful, and the market -well supplied Bacon and Hams. — Very ^carce, and in de« mand. ? J ' ' i%- /* ?* Eggs-3^EflJ|^fcg abojylOd. to Is. per dozen: ' ? Fa^^^^^HbJr ?' ; . : '?? E^^^^^^^^^^^Rket continues well stocked, r ^^^^^^^^^^Brice. ^^^tKHI^ ^^^^^^^Wfor shipment tj^^^^^H| ^^^^^^?Pon, at £28^HIH^HB