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LATEST INTELLIGENCE. (AUSTRALIAN PRESS AGENCY.) MELBOURNE, MONDAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 28 March 1882
LATEST INTELLIGENCE. (AUSTR?L?A ?s PBESBR A0CY.) 'i MELBOURNE, M6NDAi At the half-yearly m;~etinit-day of the Metropolitan Group of the Miin- cipal Association of Victoria, it Was de cided that a deputation from the Central Group wait upon the Treasurer to urge therintroduction of a new amended Lc'al Government Act this session. The SupremeCourt..refused-the ap jlicatiorofiMajor Gechfor a nev trial against the Board o. Land and Works for injuries received at the late Joli moinitccident. ................. ; The Full Cort granted a rule nisi for anew trial in the libel case Williams v. " Argus," on the ground that the ver dict was against the weight ofe vidence. Messrs. G. D. Mi't'ormack -and F. L. Smyth, barristers, have accepted the positions of police magistrates offered by the Government. A change is expected shortly in the County Court bench. The Government have decided to offer Messrs. Hickman, Molesworth and Lawes, barristers, two expected vacancies about to be made. Three hund...
LOCAL TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 28 March 1882
LOCAL TOPICS. A vERY. important proposal is just now under consideration by our local financier, the question being the advisability of pur chasing some 20,000 acres of freehold land abutting on the town, and selling the same in conveniently sized blocks, with the view of inducing farmers to settle upon the land and cultivate it. The whole is under offer, and a meeting of gentlemen was held yester day to consider the same, but the price asked (£3 10s per acre) was considered too high. It was resolved to ask for a reduction to £3, in which case efforts would be made to float a company for the purchase of the land. We cannot help expressing a hope that a satis factory arrangement regarding the matter will be come to, as it could not fail to pro duce a most beneficial result so far as the naterial interests of the town are concerned. If the large breadth of country which-the proposed company contemplate acquiring was cut up into blocks suitable for family occupa tion, it would not only...
Horrible Death From Starvation. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 28 March 1882
Hoi'iibIfe Death From' Starvation. -0---- The ?Keraug correspondent: of tie "Bendigo Independent"' sends parti culars of thesad death from starvation of an old man, named Davis; 'who had for some time been` 6ilong some odd jobs of wood-cutting for the- residents in the vicinity of Kerang. It:sappears that about Thursday hist, whilsE going fora billy of water, and within a very short distance of aPlarge number of habitations, he fell dovn'throulgh want and exhaustion, and was unable" to rise. It is-not known how long he lay in this predicament, but when he was discovered by a pclirsn who was also going foi; water, he was still alive,- but was being r?pidly eaten by ants, who Lad literally: taken- possession of tte poor old man's body. his eyes,mouth, and ears bei? full of them. Infor miatiodn as at once sent= to the local constable, wh 'lircpatced.,Davis..by Cobb and Co.s acoac te.a wani gill Hospital, but' just b efore ?the coaeh reached its d?desitnatin (,dcahl hiadit an end i llt ...
Strange Railway Incident in New South Wales. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 28 March 1882
Strange Railway Ineident hi New- South Walegs;?: A very:mysterious case:of assaultin a, railway. carriageb-has been reported: as having, occurred at about midnight on Satuirday, althougih it has only just beens made kilodin to the authohties. It seems that at;the time named the train was proceeding to Parramattaanfid wlen neartheStanmore station the passengqps, in oIe of· the icompartments 1hea~ r a, woman -shrieking in the, compartfent next to them.; Rushingto the window: they sav a man get out of theinddow of the carriitgethe' shrieks Cproceeded fiotil and dropping froin'the1train, disn appeared in the bush. The alarm spret outcry caused -thestoppace of the train ,atStanmore. -A general :rush, then took. place ito.the carriage from which the man had got out, and in it wa.s found a woman standing up crying. and calling to.someone to protect .her.. In. answer, to ouestions she said that the man who had escaped had assaulted her. There were other passengers in the same comparffint, a...
Died in the Bush [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 28 March 1882
:.. .Died in the Bush An Argei tele?grami from -orcit'on IMonday says -On Saturday night two ,boys who were looking ,for cattle at Woelsthorpe, ,'eigiht miies fromii; ~er ; fohfnd3the'.remains;of: a,?man: ini the scrub near Spring Creek. The man must have been dead-five or six weeks, as the body was so much decomposed as to render its removal difficult. The deceased was evi'dently a swagsmani and had apparently made preparations for camping for the night at the spot wheie the body was fdund. It was lying on the left side across a small ti tree, the stem o:f which`ih ns. brokienbhy his fall. A pair of lace-ups, into which rn?s, which appxared to' have done duty for socks, were carefully placed near, and the skull, blackened by. the- ex posure and attached to the body:by the vertebrie, was still in an old straw hat. the body was protected bh i cotton shirt and trousers. There was nothing whatever near the remains to lead to identification.. Yesterday. the police found over £12 sewn it...
The Distress at Mount Browne Diggings Sydney, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 28 March 1882
The Distress at Motiount SSydney, Wednesday Last?'iiining SiirJohn Robesson re ceived the following, telegram from:Mr. Bray, Chief Secretary of South Aus tralia, inreply to :the comuninication from the ewMSotiltmi"Wiudbidove ment: - "'Adelaide,1Tuesda,.$ "-Immediately. on- receipt -f your telegram, communicated, with Mlessrs Elder, Smlli,'aid Ci:;, whio telegraphed to Beltana-: for information talto!what arrangements caal be made. I will tele?aphilataer." e /. :.r n Yesterday Si': John Rol estson tele graphed to the poi-ce mpagistiate at WolcauniaU:1 .- " Please state if eheep or cdttlo can be obtained in the neeghbor hood of oiount Poole.; also whether there is any: water 'onitheiroad for teams between. Wilcannia 'and Moundi Poole, and at .-vhat `distances apart." Mr. Steele, .M.,- repliedas follows: " ave H maue every; inquiry.- ,-Sheep can` tbe obtained within: eight miles of Mount?Poole and in the neighbourhood of Tiboobarra. First water is 45 miles from Wileannia, and the next ...
Ministerial Deputations. THE OCCUPATION OF SCRUB LANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 28 March 1882
Ministerial Deputations! A deputitionf-romthe conference pf Swaited.:,sixpsh,.ctthe :Minister.1 of IuLa s-= ahti'presdnntedithe=res'1dtioins passed at the _meetnmgon the prt iias day hbey ;}yere- qatraoducsda e Langdon,. M.I.LA. ?, : qj . aS I CThe?firet resolution;' prd?iedi b'yi r. " That this conferenc: urge the ire sent Govetnment'to ddaltat once on'the re-assembling of. P1rlinmetit ''it the land questiont iiat t;iis conferenc apl proves in great measure.of the tLaend =Bill' introduced', by tMrMMhdden ':ard considers sthat the settlemente of, the lands oh the( colonv wilte mniost effec tually and .pioperly carried out upon thiebasis of that bill." I STrhe second-notion, proposed by OCr, earn, of Inglewood, was:- ' : .". That a clause.of clauses'be inserted in the Land Bill,-allowingareas of 500 or 1000 acres of unoccupied lani e f infernor quality, known as scrub lands, to be leased to one person at a nominal' rental for a period of 21 years, on ';diJ dition that thlie laind be ...
Two Children Killed by Drinking Bad Water. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 28 March 1882
Two Children Killed by Drinking Bad Water. A sad fatality befell a married couple named Kearney, residing at Manaella, on Sunday last, their two young children, aged four years and a half and eighteen months respectively, being suddenly snatched from them by death. On Thursday night the elder, a girl, awoke her mother by a continual vomiting. The lady at once arose, but as her younger child, a boy, had been seized with slight but similar symptoms only two days before, from which he was still suffering, did not treat the matter as being of a serious nature, until the following night, when the girl gradually became worse, diarrhœa being added to the first symptom. &nbsp; Next morning seeing that both children were seriously ill, Mrs. Kearney be- &nbsp; came alarmed, and, accompanied by her husband; brought them into Rochester, where she placed them under the care of Dr. Courtney, who pronounced it a very dangerous case, and after giving the children some medicine, advi...
THE IMPRISONED IRISH MEMBERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 31 March 1882
THE IMPRISONED IR t;I IClI~gg3 . Mr Parnell, M.P., and Mr O'Reilly, 31.P who ard at present undergoing Imprisonmen in Kilmainham Gaol have applied to jz Government to be released on parole in or r that they may be present in the House of Commons and take part in the division on the cloture on Thursday. It is not considlrer probable that the application will be .eded to.
BALLARAT LIVE STOCK MARKET. March 29. [Newspaper Article] — The Horsham Times — 31 March 1882
I ALLARAT LIVE STOCK MAKLET. : Messr HErnnc O ANDowE report - -The stock yarded were-579 cattlo; 5 calvis,-93? sheep, 149 lambs. -: . . - Fat cattle-Supplys was heavier than antjeipa:ed, quality ran-ing from meelium t gdodi, 'wits a few prime. Ther was a fair attendance of buyer; prsre pens realisedabout late rates, taking weiLtts intj account, but olher descriptions ruled somejehat in: buyers' favonr.-Quotations--Besot pens of bllocks, 9r to l£1; good, £7 to 89; medium, £5 to 7. Cowo t proportionate ratea. - Fat calres.-A full supply came to hand; best 'soldto52s. . . . ' . .. Fat sheep.-Supply was a moderate eone in point of numbers, but included a larger proportion than ueal of good and prime sheep, eossequeetly prices tn moet instances showed a decline o fully dl jsotations--Beost crossbred wethers, ]. s s to t3o d ; good, ]Os tollosd; medium, 9Itols0; .bc" merino wethers, 8s to 8s 41; good. 7s to to ;medium Os to 7s. Ewes at proportionste rates. Fat lambs.-The few iu sold well,...