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RECOLLECTIONS OF THUNDERBOLT. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 25 August 1870
RECOLLECTIONS OF THUNDER- BOLT. (FROM THE ARMIDALE TELEGRAPH.) As my acquaintance with Thunderbolt was of a very recent date prior to his being shot, is has occurred to me that it might tend to interest the majority of your readers were I to give an account of the leading oc- currences of his life, as narrated to me by the bushranger himself, since the time he look up lawless pursuits. My first intro- duction to the freebooter arose in this wise: My father and myself, who are miners, were engaged in prospecting in a very wild and desolate part of the district of New England, &nbsp; situate among the gorges at the head of the Guy Fawkes, a tributary of the Clarence ; and here, whilst we were engaged in drivin- our packhorses over a creek, we one day eng countered a lone bushman, who joined our party. The man was dressed in moleskin &nbsp; trousers, long boots and spurs, Crimean shirt, and rough high hat. He bestrode a horse which was more reremarkable for strength tha...
GOULBURN VALLEY ROAD BOARD. Saturday, August 20th, 1870. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
(; L UL UURN VALLEY R?OAD 1BOARD1 Saturday, August 20th, 1870. i'rcsent :--3cssrs IHickey (Chairman) (irorlilU, anld 1aiilVy. MItSlTES. Tlli minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. e CORRESroND)ECE: Copies of letters sent were read, and le t lers received were disposed of as follows: 1 From Roads and Bridges office suggest ing that a conference take place between the surveyors of the Seymour and Goulburn Valley Boards, with the view of arranging their respective views in relation to plans of proposed bridge over IfugheE' Creek. The surveyor stated that the "conference in question had taken place and that 'they could not quite agree. A difference of opinion existed as to the dimensions of tim, her to be found in the locality suited fcr the work. The Clerk was instructed to invite tenders for building the bridge as soon as this matter was disposed of. 2--Fromn Seymour Road Board approving of conferences. Received. 3--rom Central Board of Health relative to the provisi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
BENALLA.-Impounded at Benalla. bay mate, star, fIlo near shoulder, G off shoulder; TO bay mare; star, white- hind feet, off fore foot white, circlenear shoulder, TY off shoulder If not claimed, &cs, to be sold on 21st Sept. J. WATTS, Poundkeeper. ELPBINSTONE.-Impounded at Elphinstone red steer, AM off rump black steer, same brand brown and white cow, blotch brand off rump blue and white heifer, BR near rump, yearling bay colt, long stripe and star, hind feet white, AH near shoulder black mare, star, hind feet white, JDK over ri near shoulder, B near cheek If not claimed, &o, to be sold on 21st Sept. L COATES, Poundkeeper KILMORE.-Impounded at Kilmore bay mare, star, writing JW near shoulder, a8 side ways off shoulder ohesnut colt, blaze, writing J W near shoulder, 34 sideways off shoulder, 9 near hip If not claimed, &oe, to be sold on 21st Sept. 0 G ANDERSON, Poundkeeper LANOEFIELD.-Impcunded at Lancefleld oheanut horse, white stripe down the face, saddle mrr...
DALMAHOY CAMPBELL AND CO'S REPORT. Melbourne, August 24, 1870. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
DALMAHOY CAMPBELL AND CO'S REPORT. Melbourne, August 24, 1870, FAT CATTLE.-937, principally Northern lots were to-day, the total supply for the week being 1,341 head. The market ruled heavy at about last Thurs day's reduced rates. A draft of Messrs Mein's SS brand, from Moolpa, as a lot topped the market averaging 18 13s for bullocks and £6 2a for cows. The well known FF brand made £8 10s all round, tie station brcde averaging £11 1 for cows and bul locks. The top pens of the la:ter being purchased by Mr James Dixon, St Kilda, at L11 12s 63, and Mr D Langton, Brunswick street, Fitzroy, at L11 10s. We quote best beef at 22s 6] per 100 lbs ; good do, 20s; other descriptions from 15s to 17a 6d. We have sold 110 head for Messrs G A and P Mein, from Moolpa, and 111 head for Mr William Robertson Colas, at the above figures, and a small draft from Riddell'. Creek at market rates. FAT OALs,-.-Limited supply ; best vealers sold up to 50s each. FAT SHuBP.-About 17,000 yarded for the week's su...
HEATHCOTE [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
BEISTHCOTE According to the Times, the following prides ru for colonial produce at Heathcote : Flour L13 to L12 10s per ton Wheat 4e 6d to 4s 9d per bushel Oats 3a 6d to 4s do Cape t arley 2s 6d to 8e 9d do Maize 7s'do Bran lsOd do Pollard is 3d do Potatoes £5 per ton Hay £3 to £4 do Chaff L5 to £6 do Butter (good fresh) le 2d per lb Eggs is per dozen
DONNYBROOK. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
DONN YBROOK. E Moreman, Donnybrook flour milla quotes as folllows : Flour, £12 1Cs per ton Bran, is 4d per bushel Pollard Is 6d per bushel KYNETON. Flour £10 10a Maize, 5e to 5s 3d :Bran, 1, Wheat 41 to 4s 5d Pollard, is Id Oats, 3e Od to 3s 21 Rye grass seed, 6s to 7s do Potatoes, £3 5s per ton
DONNYBROOK AND WALLAN WALLAN ROAD BOARD. TUESDAY, AUGUST 30. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
DONNYBROOK AND WALLAN WALLAN ROAD BOARD. TUEsDAY, AUGUST 30. Present :-Full Board. Correspondence as follows was dealt with: 1-From A. P. Akehurst, P.M., calling attention of the Board to dangerous state of ford on the Deep Creek, leading from Wallan Wallan to Darraweit Guim, where the late accident to Mr Francis occurred. Dr Wilson moved that the letter be an. swered stating that £1000 had already been expended on a bridge close to the place com plained of. Carried. 2-From James M'Donald, asking the Board to correct an error on the ratepayers' roll. The Chairman stated that the Board could not take action on the matter. The proper place for the man to apply was the Revision Court. 3S-From A. M'Martin, asking to be ale lowed to explain certain matters in connec tion with the election for the Beveridge subdivision. On the motion of Dr Wilson, Bye.law 21 was suspended to enable Mr Martin explain: He then stated that the time named for receiving nomination papers was six o'clock in the...
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE KILMORE. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
COMIMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE KILMORE. George Hudson quotes: Oats, Colonial, 8a to 3B 3d per bushel Bran, is per bushel Pollard, Is 4d per bushel Hay, new L3 6s to L .10s per ton Chaff, 4s per cwt Potatoes, 3s to 3s 6d per owt John J Reilly quotes : Oate 3s 3d to 31 01 per bush Bran Is 2d do Pollard 1s 4~ do hay L3 105 per toea Chaff 4s per owb Potatoes L3 d5 to L3 15s per ton
THE LATE REV TIMOTHY O'ROURKE [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
THE LATE REV TIMOTHY O'ROURKE -4------ At the present time, when the friends of the late Father O'Rourke are bestirring themselves to erect a monument to his memory, it may not be out of place to publish the following sketch by the Rev W M. Finn, in his "' Glimpses of North-eastern Victoria" - . "Being of a naturally delicate constitution -and that fell destroyer Consumption hav ing taken a firm grasp of his noble frame it was really astonishing how he was enabled to surmount the many difficulties inseparable from the discharge of his duties. In those days the roads of his district were frightful, and once travelled upon were never forgot. ten. Indeed, the most ludicrous stories are told of the roads near Kilmore, when bul. lock drivers used to have clothes props to poke in the mud in order to find out if there was any obstruction before them. As the Rev Pastor performed nearly all his jour neys on horseback, it undoubtedly helped to make his labors mo:e severe. In 1860 his health b...
LATE TELEGRAMS. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
LATE TELEGRAM3. Roth France and Prussia have forbidden newspaper correspondents to accompany their respeetive armies The Times of the 25:h of July published the draft treaty sub:nitted by France to Prusssia, proposing an alliance, offensive and defensive; on the basis of the uniy of Germany, excepting Austria, under the supremacy of Prussia, France to obtain Luxemburg by Prussian meditation indemnifying Holland ; this arrangement.to be actively supported by Prussia by the military occupation of Belgium. The draft created a grat sensation in England. The Times states that Prussia rejected it in the frst instance, and again when it was offered as a condition of peace The Daily News states that if the alleged treaty is authentic, the neutrality of England will be difficult, if not impossible A despatch has beee published from the Due de Grammont attributing to Prussia the initiation of the alleged treaty, and affirming that Prussia, in a similar secret treaty in 1865 and 1866, suggeste...
DETERMINED SUICIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
DETERMINED SUIOIDE, (From the Inglewood Advertiser.) The suicide of Lebrun de Masstn, a Frenchman, at Berlin diggings, is a wonderful example of firmness and determinati-m?, sarcely to be accounted for on any supposition, except that the unhappy men's mind was diseased. From entries made in his diary it appears that he had attempted his life several times by the method often employed by his countrya men-suffocation by the fumes of obheroal-and, failing in this, probably because be was unable, in.a tent, suMoiently to exclude the air, he deliberately noted down that other means must be used. On Thursday morning last he shot himself with a pistol the muzale of which he must have pressed close to his side, as a piece of his flannel shirt was blown intq his lungs, and this he accomplished a few minutes after failing to hang himself, the rope ha used for the purposes not being strong enough to bear his, weight, and having broken in the attempt. But even this does not show to the full ext...
JOURNALISTIC FRINCIPLES. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
JOURNALISTIO FRINOIPLER A newspaper is no. dbubt a commercial sprcnla. tion, and mere policy would often dictate the wink. ing at matters whioh on principle ought to be de nounoed. In the metropolis or large town, the pro, prietary can eflbrd' to unmask the abom-na ions practised without the fear of "Stop my paper." Withdraw my advertisement," "My printing is coun. termanded," ete. Amongst limited populations, this sort of thing is held in terrorem over the heads of newspaper proprietors, who offend at the risk of obtaining it: The newspaper proprietor who brases the storm is not only made to suffer peouniarily, but is subjected to contumely, which to a sensitive mind, is most hur ful, so that it has become almost impos. sible to be guided solely by pricoiple. Fiiends point at himn as "likely to draw it mild,"' and lees scowl and withhold support. The end oflenis,, that unless principle is compro-mised, the editor or pro. prietor is driven to seek that subhis enee elsewhere whio I i...
SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. LONDON, July 23. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. LoNDoN, July 23. France finally declared war againat Prussia on the 15th instant. The mediation of England end Austria has been declined by both belligerents. Great warlike enthu. siasm is displayed both in France and Germany. The English press generally pronounce the war to be a great crime, ana public feeling is unanimous against France, which is without allies. Germany is inclined. Germans are flehir:g home from all pa te to fight for fatherland. All lights and sea marks in the German Oean are being removed. Mf. Thier, in the French Chamber, has denounced the war as unjustifiable. A Royal proclamation was issued on the 19rh, enjoining strict neutrality on the part of British subjects. Napoleon takes supreme command of the army, and leaves for Nancy to day. The frontier has beeen crossed by the French at Torbach. A panic has occurred on the Stock Exchange, and several failures have taken place. AUGUST 5. Sir Rob.rt Harvey, of Norwich, has shot himself, his bank ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
.~E RS GORDON & CGOTCH, or Collins atreo 'west, Mfelbourne, have been appointed agent r this journal. Mr t C300 , Ballarat, has been appointed agent this journal. LONDON AGENCY. ,r, FRtg PRESS may be read gratuitously in Lon; t "at the Naws Rooms of Meeesr Gonnor and, on0 1, i Holborn Hill, where advertieomenta,,and ubstcipo tor the sime are receitred. TE mKII1OE EE PRESS. PUBLISHED [VERY THURSDAY MORNING AT SYDNEY STREET, KILMORE. ,iE terms or adverting in the Kilmore Free ress are as under: TWO SHILLINGS AND SIXPENCE PER INCH. Sreduction of ten per cent will be made for A lertilements ordered fr one month; twenty per t for two months; and thirty-three per cent for iree months :-beyond which time a special arrange ment will be made. The terms of rubsciption to the KilmoreFaee .Pres will be 6 6d per quarter in town, and 7s 6d if posted the country. hao Q0upters for subscription to the Free _Pess till commenceon the 2rd eMarch, 23rd June, 23rd ptember, and 23rd December Perso...
Rilmore Free Press PUBLISHED THURSDAY MORNING. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1870. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
MilIat'e free Pve0s PUBLISHED THURSDAY MORNING. r - -- "' THURSDAY, SEP'TEMBER 1, 1870. "ALL Europe in a blaze," is about the sum and substance of the latest telegrams rep ceived by the mail, and the fact of two such powers as France and Prussia being engaged in warfare, with every probability of most of toe other European nations being unable to occupy neutral positions, gives to our ads vices a most thrilling aspect. On the 15th of July war was declared by France against Prussia, and compared with this startling piece of information all other items of in telligence sink into utter tinsignificance. This announcement made at a time too when the various nations were making the strong., est professions of peace, cannot fail co startle the entire universe. When we bear sucb men as the Emperor Napoleon talk of peace and making outward professions of his friendship for his neighbors, then we may look forward to something else than his words would imply. Skilled though he be in deeds of w...
TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
TO CORRESPONDENTS. To ensure t~e icnerstnm of communications it is ab.olutele neeessary that they should be couched in moderate language, and written is the form of le ters. t11 , ommunicatioms intended for insertion must be authenticat:l by the name and address of the writer not necessarily for publication but as a gua'ntees of good faith.
DREAMS [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
DaRAMs -There are people who dream when they awake, and it is uncomfortable to reflect on the mischlief they may do by? rei, lating. dreams as realities. A singular in stance of this faculty or weakness is coms municated by Dr Faure to the Gazette des' Hopitaux.. Dr Faure was called to attend a wine porter, about forty years of age; whom he fbund in a state of high fever with great. excitement. The patient related to him that while out in his cart, and 'having a' sum of money in his pocket belonging to his employi ers, he had quarrelled with a calm in; that he had received a severe blow; that the cart had backed into a looking glass shop, and had smashed a great deal of property. The 'blow had stunned him and he had recovered after receiving assistance in a- neiglbormig house.' He 'as, afpaid'of telling his misfor; tunes to his family, add felt great distress'at the.event.: DrjFaure: :prescribed ifor him, and on inquiry found that nothing had hapi pened. It was, but a dream wkhieh h...
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Kilmore Free Press — 1 September 1870
CHINA. The massacre of the French consul, a priest, and eome sistera of mercy, with ho rible maltreatment, occurred at Tienttsin-not Pekin, as stated. The outrage was committed by the Chinese populace, with the connivance of the Government, on June 21. Two Russians were also killed, but no British eub. jects. Protea'ant as well as Roman Catholio chapels were demolished. Great e:citement is felt through, out all the treaty ports. War app:ars unovoidable. Trade is much affected.