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ATROCIOUS OUTRAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
ATROCIOUS OUTRAGE. A shocking crime was committed at tlie Two-mile Creek, near Beechworth, on the night of the 7th instant; but as it was the very wise opinion of the police that publicity might alarm the criminal, ana render it more difficult to find him, we refrained from men tioning the matter at the time. A family named Crawford, not very re spectable-indeed, the eldest daughter, Jessie Crawford, is a reputed prostitute -reside in the locality named. There are several children, and Victoria Craw ford, the second eldest, is said to be 13 years of age, but is not nearly so old in appearance. On the night in question the children were all at home by themselves, and in bed, when a man came and knocked at the door and asked for a drink of water, which the eldest girl gave him. Afterwards he returned and asked them to admit him, and on their refusal, threatened to break the door in with an jixe and to tomahawk them. They then admitted him, and he took the youngest child up in his arms...
AUBURN. (FROM OUB OWN CORRESPONDENT.) December 30. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
AUBURN. (FEOM OUB OWN COBBESPONDENT.) December 30. The wcafher has been very agreeable during the last few dajs, adding much to the enjoy* ment of the p!easure-seekere at this holiday season of the year. - Our town has been very quiet during the week, business having been suspended for several days. A few picnics have been held in the neighborhood. On Christmas morning Divine Service was held in St. John's Church. In the afternoon a sermon was preached in the Bible Christian Chapel by the Rev. James Way, of Adelaide That day also bring the anniversary of the Bible Christian ChapeJ, a tea-meeting was held in the Town Hall at 5 p.m., which was not so largely attended as usual. The public meeting in the evening was largely attended in the chapel. Mr. James Heaslip, of TJndalya, pre sided. The meeting was addressed by the Revs. R. Lang, J. Rock, and J. Way. The choir sang several anthems during the evening. The proceeds of the tea, collection, and promised donations at that meeting amou...
ORIGINAL POETRY. MAY FLOWERS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
ORIGINAL POETRY. MAX FLOWERS. I bear a voice on every hill On this Australia's plain, And in the hour of midnight still It9 echo's heard again. A little form, so fair and light, Trips round me, blythe and gay, And, with its sunny smile so bright, Sings, "Seek the soft flowers of May/' Of all the flowers the forest grows, Or those in gardens rare, Not one, the lilly nor the rose, . Can with sweet May compare. And thus it sings in merry glee Throughout the live long day, In morn and twilight cries to me, "Oh! seek the soft flowers of May." Then, must I chide this gentle form, And bid it" hush, be still ?" " Oh, no," it cries, " fear not the storm; May flowers ne'er wish thee ill." But while it spoke, a figure dark, With palid face, drew near; Its gauntlike form and limbs so stark, lake death it did appear. A moment scared, the little form Behind a bush did flee; But while it lay in ambush there, Its bright eyes kept on me. And then it cried, &lt;c What wants thou here, Curs'd ...
ROCHESTER. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) December 30. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
ROCHESTER. (fiiom oue OWSS coreespondent.) December 30. 'Hie farmers in (his neighborhood have nearly finished harvesting operations, and the yield has not been beyond their anticipations. Christmas has passed away with the usual festivities and sports. The races were the greatest attraction, and a large number of visitors were on the ground. The following is the result: First Race-Maiden Plate of 2 SOVF. G. A. Thomas's Dominick (Scott) ... ... 1 A. Maitland's Sambo (Caby) ... ... 2 W. Maitland's Tommy (Fiizsimmone) ... 3 Dominick proved too good a horse for his competitors, and had the race all his own way, winning easily. Second Race-Farmers' Purse of 5 gov?. P. Murphy's Kate (Fitzsiminons)... ... 1 C. A, Thomas's Dominick (^cott) 2 A. Maitland's Sambo (Caby) ... ... 3 Three horses started for this race, which was closely contested for by Dominick and Kate. The former, however, had to succumb to the mare, which won by a length. Third Race-Hacks, 3 sovs. R. Watt's Topsy (Fitzsimmon...
DESCRIPTION OF BUNGAREE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
DESCRIPTION OF BUNGAREE. Ob! Bungaree, thou'st plagued me sore To find a brush, to paint thee o'er, So many are thy varied calls In sheer despair my poor head falls. There's mansion, garden, store, and people ; There's schoolroom, house, and church and steeple; There's stables, graveyard, cracking thongs ; There's smithy, anvil, hammer, tongs ; There's meadow land near fit to mow; Then, wheeling round to shades below, There's kitchen, bell, and running rill, Poultry, pigsty, place to kill, Wbolsbed, yards, and crushing-pen, Cottages, and sleeping-den At night that swallows up &lt;( the men" And "grub shop" further on, ye ken. All have their stories to be told, From yonder cot to distant fold. Whoever saw such motley group For poef s aeriel flight to stoop ; But courage now, I will not faint, But do my best thy traits to paint. Few people are acqainted with, or are likely to conceive, the excellent class of substantial buildings that are erected on the Bungaree Station. A vis...
TARLEE. (FROM A CORRESPONDENT.) December 29. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
TARLEE. (FROM A CORRESPONDENT.) December 29. Christmas has come and gone once more, and i the weather has been all that could be desired by pleasure-seekera. Ho sports of any impor tance, however, occurred in this neighborhood, as the farmers are busy gathering in the rem nants of their crops, which, after the hurricane | on last Monday week, do not appear to be considerable, for where they were tolerably good the heavy wind which prevailed shook out fully half the grain, thus leaving the farmers in a worse position than they had been I previously, which all will allow was bad enough. The harvest will be very light in this neighbor j hood, but I am given to understand that it will be better in the ranges. Messrs. Bell, Stock, & Co. are erecting a large and commodious wheat store, in close proximity to the railway station, the walls and floor of which are now finished, and the roofing will soon be commenced. A fatal accident occurred at the Light Races on Christmas Day to Mr....
IMPOUNDING NOTICES. (From the "Government Gazette," Dec. 23.) [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
IMPOUNDING NOTICES. (From the "Government Gazette," Dec. 23.) Impounded at the public pound, Section 347, Hundred of Hart (nearest post office, Roches ter), William Hoskin, poundkeeper-Bay horse, two white hind feet, tail cut square, piece rope round neekj like ES near shoulder. If not claimed, will be sold January 17, 1870, at noon. Impounded at the public pound, Mintaro, Aaron Smith, poundkeeper-Dark bay or brown mare, black points, small star, branded off shoulder U over w ; dark bay or brown draught mare, black point?, 3D off shoulder, like b with hT conjoined and A under near shoulder. If not claimed, will be sold January 3, 1870, at noon, by a magistrate's order. Impounded' at the Melrose public pound (nearest post office, Melrose)-C. Yates, pound keeper-Black or brown horse, £ over JA. over bp near shoulder. If not claimed, will be sold January 17,1870, at noon.
MINTARO. (FROM A CORRESPONDENT) December 29. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
MINTARO. (FE03I A CORRESPONDENT ) December 29. One of our very old and rcspected residents of the Upper Wakefield expired on the 22nd instant, after a brief illness-the late Mrs. Dempsey, sen., who was living at her eon's residence; her age was 73 years. The funeral was largely attended on the 24th, when the remains were interred at the Mintaro Catholic Cemetery, under the superintendence of Mr. W. J. Threadgold, of Auburn.
THE GOLDFIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
THE GOLDFIELDS. A correspondent writing to the Evening Journal says: The diggings are very lively this week, every one doing his best to make money for the holi days. Many are complaining about the high price they will have to pay next year for a license. Ten shillings a year is too much for these diggings 5 as in the other colonies, where the goldfields are richer, miners only pay 5s. The new crushing machine is working well, and at the end of this week we may expect to see a fine sample of gold from the Kapunda Com pany's claim. They have about 100 tons to crush, and expect to wash up on Friday. The Warden is to let the diggers have a good holi day by giving them protection in their claims for .ten days. The Advertiser says:-" A few days ago the Scottish Bank purchased about one And a half lbs. of very beautiful looking gold, which it is now known came from the Onkaparinga, about one and a half miles above the Wheatsheaf, and not very far from the Jupiter Diggings.. A small rush h...
A NUISANCE. (To the Editor of the NORTHERN ARGUS.) [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
A'NUISANCE. (To the Editor of the BTOETHEBIT ABGUS.) Sib-I wish to call the attention of the Cor poration, through your valuable columns, to the stench of the butchers* yards iu Clare, caused by their elaughtering sheep, &c., on the premises. Such doings should not be allowed in any town or village, let alone a town that boasts of a Corporation to look after the inte rests of the people. That body is all there at levying heavy rates upon the inhabitants, but their comfort does not appear to be worthy of its consideration. The noisome emell which proceeds from the butchers' establishments during a hot day is quite sufficient to breed a malignant fever in the neighborhood, and as a ratepayer (whose nasal organ may be rather sensitive), I ccrtainly think that steps should .be taken by the Corporation to prevent the Slaughtering of^sheep in the town, more espe cially as we have not an Inspector of Nuisances, whoBe duty it would be to look after such things. 1 certainly hope that...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
FURTHER REDUCTION IN PRICES. E. SMITH, BEING determined to" reduce bis Stock,! and feeling-confident the Public will, on seeing his Price List, decide as to whfrei they will 'make their purchases, submits to their j special notice the following Price L:st: CLOTHING DEPARTMENT. Men's Cotton Cord Trousers,-6s 9d Men's Diagonal Tweed ditto, 12s 6d Men's Colonial-made ditto, from 20s Men's Tweed Sacs, from 14s Men's Black Cloth ditto, from 2Q| Men's Black Cloth Yests, from 7s 6d Men's Tweed ditto, from 6a lid Men's Felt Hats, from 4a 9d Boys' ditto, from 2s lid DRAPERY. White Calico, from 3s lid the dozen Extra Fine Longcloth, from Gi 3d the dosen White Twill Sheeting, 80-inch, 2s 2d per yard j Unbleached Calico, from 2s lid the dozen Unbleached Sheeting do., from 10s 6d the dozen Imi. Welsh Flannel, Is per yard Very Fine ditto, Is 3d per yard Seal Welsh ditto, Is 7|d per yard liadies' Cambric Handkerchiefs, 3 for la Ladies' White Cotton Hose, from 5£d per pair j Silk Sunshades, 33 6d e...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
£1LARE STEAM FLOUR AND CHAFF-MILLS, CHARLES EIMBES, Peopbietoe. Flour, Bran, Pollard, Chafij and Crushed Com always for sale. UBUEN BBB.WEBT, The BEST XXX PALE ALE and PORTER In the colony are to be had at T|HE AUBURN BREWERY. The Proprietor obtained the FIRST PRIZE for ALE at the GREAT NORTHERN EXHIBITION, 1869. AP A E T K E , . Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer, CLARE. N.B.-FUNERALS FURNISHED on the most reasonable terms. JAMES G*REENWOOD, CHEMIST, AND DRUGGIST, i ? ! BOOKSELLER, STATIONER, AND NEWS AGENT. . j MAIN STEEKT, CLARE. p EEC! W. DYER, CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST, ! KOORINGA, BURRA BURRA. j jg WHITFOSD, SADDLE AND HARNESS MAKER, MINTARO. J. All orders 'promptly attendtfa to. BERNSTEIN, TAILOR, PROFESSED TROUSERS AND BREECHES MAKER, MAIN mbeet, CLABE. All orders executed on the shortest notice, and most reasonable terms. All sorts of Sewing Machines repaired. pi AND C. BECKMANN, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUTCHERS AND SAUSAGE MAKERS. J M c C A U L , WATCH AND CLOCK MAKER, CLARE, R~. T] bT...
The Aorthern Argu[?]. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1869. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 81, 1869. BEFORE our next publication the year will liave closed, and 1870 will have commenced, bringing its usual joys, cares, and seasons. For ourselves, in looking back upon the past, we grate folly affirm that our enterprise has so far been successful. There was no doubt in our m nds when we first visited Clare that a paper to chronicle the passing events of such a town as this is was needed. Various contending interests of not only Clare and its immediate neighborhood, but of the whole Northern districts, required a journal to aid, and in some cases restrain, their efforts. We considered the size and importance of Clare, com bined with the enterprising and rising townships of Auburn, Watervale, Min taro, and others of less importance, justified the effort and made it. Now, at the close of our first year and the beginning of our second, we do not regret having done so. The paper is on a small scale at present, but it is our intention at some future time to enlar...
COMMERCIAL. "Northern Argus," office, Thursday, December 30. ADELAIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
COMMERCIAL. " Northern Argus," office, Thursday, December 30. ADELAIDE. Wheat, 4s 2d Flour, £10 to £12 CLABE. Wheat, new, 3s 3d Flour, £10 per ton of 2000 lbs Bran, Is 3d per bushel Pollard, Is 6d per bushel Chaff, £5 Fresh butter Is 4d per lb Potted butter, Is Eggs, "lOd per doz Bacon, 8J per lb Hsm, 9d. Cheeee, colonial, Is Pitatoes, 12s 6d per bag AtJBFBJT. Wheat,none offering; flour, 24sper bag; bran, Is 4d per bushel; pollard, Is 5d per bushel; chaff, £5 per ton ; bread, 4d per 21b loaf; Beefj 5d to 6d per lb; mutton, 2d to 3d per lb.
A NEGRO LYNCHED FOR OUTRAGING A LADY. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 7 January 1870
A NEGRO LYNCHED FOR OUT RAGING A LADY. On Monday, October 8, a colored man committed an outrage on a young lady, a school-teacher near Fort Wash ington, 16 miles from this city, while she was on her way to, and within 200 yards of, the school-house. When found by her friends she was lying on the ground, fearing* to move lest the assailant should return, and, finding her alive, kill her. The negro, was arrested the same day, taken to Piscat away, where he was identified by the lady, and a committal made out against him, and in the charge of Constables John Underwood and Anthony Ander son, he was immediately started in a waggon for Marlborol, the country seat. At his request he was taken to his house to bid his wife good-bye. While the waggon was standing in front of his house it was approached by about 20 men, dressed only in their shirts and drawers, one only in a shirt, and with handkerchiefs with pierced eye-lioles. After tying Constable Un derwood, who had attempted to defend his...
IMPOUNDING NOTICES. (From the "Government Gazette," Dec. 30.) [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 7 January 1870
IMPOUNDING NOTICES. (From the "Government Gazette," Dec. Impounded at the public pound, Clare (nearest post office, Clare), Q-. Beece, pound keeper-Black filly, star, like P over « con joined off shoulder. If not claimed, will be sold January 10, at noon. Impounded at the public pound, Rochester, section 347, Hundred of Hart (nearest post office, Bocheater) W. Hoskin, poundkeeper The brown mare advertised to be sold December 20, should be brown mare, star in face, like £3 or book brand, like JO or JG under near shoulder, like JO off shoulder, with foal at foot about two months old. If hot claimed, will be sold January 17, at noon.-White horse, shoes on two front feet, like WHT sideways near shoulder, like PM near ribs; bay mare, black points, shod on two front feet, like H off shoulder, like 128 off neck, like H near cheek, like c near shoulder, collar-marked; chestnut' mare, star in face, like w over DC near shoulder, with foal at side about nine months old. If not claimed, will be...
SETTLING FOR THE RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 7 January 1870
SETTLING FOR THE RACES. I The settling for the races took place at the | Shamrock and Thistle Hotel on Wednesday evening last. Several gentlemen were present, although not so many aa might bare been expected on each an interesting occasion. Mr. Hosier being voted to the chair, the Secretary, Mr. Crabb, banded over the various cheques, which the Chairman distributed as follows: Clare Stakes, Mr. James Dogan; Town Plate, £12, Mr. J. Freeman; Hurdles, £17, Mr. Hoar ; Hurry Scurry, £3 15s, Mr. Dugan; Hurry Scuriy, £3 5s, Mr. Dugan. The usual loyal toaste were then proposed by the Chairman, after which the successful and unsuccessful competitors were duly proposed, and responded to on behalf of the former by Messrs. Freeman, Dugan, and Hoar, and the latter by Mr. Ford, who expressed his determi nation of doing his best to keep up the sport as much as possible, and remarked that Messrs. Hosier and Crabb were entitled to great credit for the manner in which they had carried out the whole a...
THE NUISANCE QUESTION. (To the Editor of the NORTHERN AEGUS.) [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 7 January 1870
THE NUISANCE QUESTION. (To the Editor of the NORTHERN AEGUS.) Sib-Your, issue of December 31st contains a doleful complaint from a ratepayer of the "noisome" smell from our butchers. Now, Sir, I'll challenge him or any other ratepayer to prove that there is more uncleanliness in this than other towns. From personal experience I can vouch of the extreme cleanliness of our butchers. It is very fine of him to make sug gestions to the Corporation; but I for one have paid enough rates, and rue the day I signed for a Corporation and its Mayor. ]jet bad alone is my motto in th;s case, or much heavier rates may be expected. It will be time enough for an Inspector of Nuisances in two years, and as.a ratepayer makes one suggestion I w*ll make another, that being, that the Corporation and Councillors be disbanded for two year*, as it will be above that time before they are in a position to benefit the town. I am, Sir, &C., AN OLD BESIDENT.
THE GOLDFIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 7 January 1870
THE GOLDFIELDS. The G-awler Times states -" During the past fortnight but little work has been done on the Barossa diggings, with the exception of crushing, which has been going on successfully. The new machinery works very satisfactorily, and has got through a quantity of work. The finest lump of melted gold yet obtained was got from 67 tons of cement, raised by Messrs. ifoltenius, Job Harris, and party. It weighed over 130 ouncl&s^ atsa was purchased by the E. S. & A. Chartered bank for £500. GChe Kapunda Company had 107 tons crushed, from which they obtained 107 ounces of gold. One email parcel yielded nearly three ounces to the ton, and another only half an ounce. The total quantity crushed in about nine working days 1b 218 tons, yielding 297 ozs. 3 dwts. 12 grs., or an average of about 1 oz. 9 dwt. to the ton. We hope these results will encourage more activity amongst diggers, as anything like these returns would be looked upon as some thir g splendid in the oth...
CLARE RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 7 January 1870
CLARE RACES. j It was generally., thought some time back that the usualmanual races would not be forth-' coming this year, as the Adelaide Club had become defunct, and as November ( he month ? for holding the annual race meeting) passed' without any preparation ;being made, the con viction grew into almost a certainty; A few of our energetic townsmen, however, resolved that the public should not:be disappointed altoge ther, toid set to work accordingly, and were very soon able to issue a respectable programme,; considering the depression of trade. Four; races being advertised to take place on Monday, January 3. a good day's sport was anticipated, especially as all the hordes expected belonged to: parties in the surrounding districts. The weather on the day previous was ex tremely hot and sal try, and fears were enter tained that the following day (Monday) would be something similar. The prognosticators were, however, agreeably disappointed, for about > 8 a.m. a heavy thunderstorm...