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ROAD BOARD MELTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 23 March 1867
ROAD BOARD MELTON. THE' ordinary meeting of this Board was held on Friday, the 15th inst. Members present being--B. C. Porter, Esq. (Chairman), Messrs. Black~wood and Ross. Minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. Correspondence read :-Letter from Mr. M'Corkell, requesting permission to remove two panels of fence at the Kororoit Creek; from the chairman of a public meeting of land selectors, held at Ararat, requesting the co-operation of the Board in endeavouring' to got the Government to allow the annual rents paid by selectors to fbrm part of the purchase moneov of their respective lots. Accounts were passed to the amount of £70,77.
HORRIBLE RESULTS OF A REVOLT IN A PENITENTIARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 23 March 1867
HIORRIBLE RESULTS OF A REVOIl' IN A PENITENTIARY. A trial has just terminated in France which has liroved one of the most extraordinary in the annals of crime. There were sixteen of :tho iccused, and they wero arraigned at the Court of Assizes of Draguignan, chief town of the department of the Var. On theo3rd October last the Penitentiary of the Levant, thie largest of the group of isles known as the Islands of Hyibrs (a reformatory where young boys are trained to husbandry), rose in open revolt; and that rebellion had the most ap palling consequences, for no less than fourteen boys wore literally roasted alive by. the ring leaders. On the 24th September sixty-five Corsicans who had been confined at St. Antoine, near Ajaccio, were landed in the Levant. In less than six days from their arrival they contrived to raise up a rebellion in the colony which had been till then a model of discipline. They refused to work, they disbanded, and by heans of fine .promises and terrible menaces th...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 23 March 1867
SATURDAY, MAROH 28, 1867. EAnLY in April the Grain Show of the Agricultural and Pastoral Society of Bacchus Marsh, Pentland Hills, and Ballan, and also the show for grain and stock of the Melton Agricultural Society, will take place. The importance of these shows can scarcely be over-estimated. They provide a very whole some stimulus year by year for those who are engaged in agricultural and pastoral pursuits. The good which agricultural associations are fitted to accomplish will be seen by a glance at the past history of some of the more important of them. No country h?s made greater progress in the science and practice of agriculture during the last century than Scotland. In that country for ages previous to the beginning of the eighteenth century farming was carried on in a very slovenly and profitless manner. The yield of corn was usually about three times the quantity of seed, while pastures were of the poorest kind, as no artificial grasses were sown. At the present day, howev...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 23 March 1867
THE NATIONAL BANK OF AUSTRALASIA, BACOHUS MARSH BRANCH. PAID-UP CAPITAL .. £. 4 0, 0 0 :RESERVE FUND . . , £180,000 C?URRENT RATES of INTEREST ALLOWED On Money deposited in this Branch for any term Over Thirty Days. T. NIXON BINNEY, MAi'AOut. MELTON AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. J TlHE ANNUAL SHOW of this Society will be 1 held at their yards, Mfelton, on TUa8DAY, 0th April next, For'list of prises see bills, V.. F. TULLOH, iHon. Secretary. OBSER VIE ! THE HOUSE WHERE YOU CAN OBTAIN TIlE BEST VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY. JOHN SAUNDERS, GENERAL STOREKEEPER, BACCHUS MARSH, 1NVITES the public of Bacchus Marsh and . Neighbourhood to inspect his premises, which are replete with a large and varied assortment of Groceries, Ironmongery, Drapery, and Druggist's Sundries, of the best quality, and at strictly moderate prices. SPLITTERS WANTED, .rOo CUT about 100 Cords FIREWOOD, 4ft, Gin, I lengths. Apply, 13LAOCKWOOD FLOUR MILLS, Pentland Hills. BONES WANTED. rIVUlNB3ULL & DUGDALE, having made I arra...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 23 March 1867
GINTLEMEN'S SPRING AND SUMMBIER CLOTHING. URI purchases in the Homo and Continental O [Markets are now to hand, and to which we Invite special attention. The Newest Styles of Coatings In West of England Elastics, Ribbs and Meltons, Ulsis, of Chipping Norton, celebrated Tweeds, For Riding Trousers and Pants, now mixtures. All the different makes of West of England and Scotch Trouserings. Fancy French Cashmere and Quilting Vastings. Superior Watorproof Tweed Overcoatings. Russell Cords, Alpacas, China Silk, And Other Light Materials for Summer Wear. ALL GOODS THOROUGHLY SHRUNK Before being made up. Patterns and Instructions for Self-Measurement sent free by post, on application. A Large and Fashionable STOCK OF READY.MADE CLOTHING. OUTFITS TO ENGLAND And all parts of the World, on the Shortest Notice. Moderato Charges. First-class Cutters and Workmen employed on the promises. CO0KSON AND BROWN, SUCCESSORS TO G. AND J. ESPIE. WHITE DRESS SHIRTS. The attention of gentlemen requiring shi...
THE KING AND THE TAILOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 23 March 1867
THE ICING AND THE TAILon.--A Berlin lottor has the following :--" The King and the Princess have returned from their shooting excursion at Dessau. His Majesty, during his visit, was received at the entrance of a village by the principal in. habitants, proceeded by the schoolmaster, charged to deliver an address. The document, being well drawn up, was very, graciously listened to, and the King shortly after asked for a copy, as his Majesty wished to preserve it. The schoolmaster, greatly pleased, drew from the pooket of a now coat which he wore a paper, and handed it to his Majesty, who, on opening it, exclaimed with a smile, '10 thalers 20 grosohon I I promise you the bill shall be punctually paid.' The schoolmastor, in the confusion of his joy, had handed the ICing the tailor's bill, left in the pocket of the now coat." BAntoN Adolpho Charles do Rothechild, who pro. sided over the Naples branch of this great house, is now living at. Genova. It is understood that Baron Adolphe rotir...
IMPOUNDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 23 March 1867
IMPOUNDINGS, BACCHIUS MARSH.--On 3rd February, by Mr. Connell, Damages .5,. Red bull, bald face, un branded, wild. If not claimed and expenses paid, to be sold 27th March, On 14th March, by P. Burke, Esq. Trespass 6d. each. Red sided cow, near ear marked, scar near rump, J over to off rump and thigh l red cow, white on back, J over o off rump, J over vu off thigh. On 19th March, by Mr. Richardson. Trespass 2s. Brown horse, shod, like 17 near saddle, Da off shoulder. If not claimed and expenses paid, to be sold 17th April. Wm. Auderson, Poundkeeopor. BALLAN.--Impounded at Ballan Shire Pound, by Thomas IIennorbury. Damages Is. each. Bay colt, star, NLP near shoulder, N over a over i off shoulder; ehesnut mare, star, -. over TW near shoulder; bay horse, star, U over club over 9 near shoulder, B off shoulder, club near rump, SL near neck. If not claimed and expenses paid, to be sold on 27th March. On 1st March, by John Edols, Esq.. Ingliston. Trespass Gd. Ches nut mare, stripe, off fore...
BALLAN ANNUAL RACES. TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 23 March 1867
BALLAN ANNUAL RACES. TUESDAY, MARCH 19rTH. Stewards-Mr. Dugald M'Pherson, Mr. J. S. Cooper, Mr. Geo. Flack, Mr. John Edols, Mr. R. Ocock, Mr. William Gosling. Judge-Mr. C. H. Lyon, Starter-Mi'. Henry Cousens. Clerk of the Course Mr. Ralph Williams. Hon. Seo.-Mr. H. T. G. -Io]yoake. Treasurer-- Mr. George Flack, senior. MAvDEN PLATE, of 25 sove, for all horses that have never won an advertised prize of any kind above the value of £10; one mile and a half; one event; weight for age. Entrance, 10s. Mr. W. Manton's gr g Jupiter, aged........... 1 Mr. H. Abbott's b g Midnight, 4 yrs ............ 2 Mr. W. Wade's b m Lucy, aged ..................... Mr. E. Davies' b g Slumber, G yrs .............. 4 The following also started :--Touchit, Boeswing, Creeping Jane, Killoran, Doodlembuok, Flora, Pedro, Sir Henry Grattan, Warrior, Larry, Busy Bee, Kate, Norah Croina, and Highland Lassie. This was the great race of the day. Nineteen entries, and seventeen started for the post, Pedro and Flora be...
BACCHUS MARSH RACES. FRIDAY, MARCH 22. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 23 March 1867
BACCHUS MARSH RACES. FRIDAY, MARCII 22. Stewards-Mr. T. Brown, Mr. D. Harbord, Mr. T, Taubman, Mr. J. Cuthbertson, Mr. J. E. Crook, Mr. R. Bence, Mr. A. Mur- doch, Mr. J. Saunders, and Mr. B. Wilkin- son, Judge-Mr, D. Harbord, Starter- Mr. J. Cuthlbortson. Clerk of the Course- Mr. R. Bence. TIIE Bacchus Marsh Races are an annual fixture of considerable standing; for at least seventeen years ago races were held in the township, At that time no particular course was selected, but the convincing ground was marked out wherever fancy chose to dictate; sometimes on the main road, and oftener on the paddocks adjoining it upon which the buildings composing our township are now erected. It is some twelve years since the present course was first used, and the public is mainly indebted to Mr. J. Watt, late of the Border Inn, for its having been granted by the Government for racing purposes, and vested in trustees, Mr, Watt also caused the distances to be measured, and the course generally to b...
SELECTED POETRY. DOMESTIC MELODY. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 23 March 1867
SELECTED POETRY, &nbsp; DOMESTIC MELODY. BY JOHN CRITCHLEY PRINCE. &nbsp; Though my lot hath been dark for these many long years, And the cold world hath brought me its trials and tears; Though the sweet star of hope scarcely looks through the gloom, &nbsp; And the best of my joys have been quenched in the tomb; Yet why should I murmur at Heaven's decree, While the wife of my home is a solace to me ? Though I toil through the day for precarious food, With my body worn down and my spirit subdued : Though the good things of life seldom enter my &nbsp; door, And my safety and shelter are far from secure;— Still, still I am rich as a poet may be, For the wife of my heart is a treasure to me ! Let the libertine sneer, and the cold one complain, And turn all the purest of pleasures to pain; There is nothing on earth that can e'er go beyond A heart that is faithful, and feeling, and fond: There is but one joy of the highest degree, And the wife of my soul is...
NEWS OF THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 23 March 1867
NEWS OF THE WEEK. We are in a position to state that the question of Water Supply to Bacchus Marsh is now under the immediate consideration of the Government. Doubtless, in a few days time, the residents in this district will be placed in full possession of the intentions of the Government. One of our most noteworthy residents has been removed from our midst by death. On Sunday last, Mr. William Symington, senior, C.E., died at his residence, after a short illness. This gentle. man was a colonist of some twelve years' standing, nearly nine years of which time was passed in Bacchus Marsh. It will be recollected that, a few months back, this journal contained an article showing that Mr. Symington, lately deceased, was the son of the real inventor of steam navigation, who, in 1789, fitted a boat with a steam propelling apparatus, which was tried on the Forth and Clyde Canal, and with such success that Lord Dundas and the Duke of Bridgewater earnestly assisted Mr. Symington in further d...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 30 March 1867
'LoOn hore, ma 1" baud a yoiung ijid', ,It'bt com leucing to take lcssons in paiiuting holding up a srmnple of her skiil to hrr nmnlhmr. 1See nq, paintiug; can. you tell me whmat it is P". 314, Ma rtr looking at it srone timo, :muswor'ld, "Well, it's a, cow, or a roscF.bud ; bmmt I dlon't kuow wrhich"
FARMERS' SOCIETY FOR GISBORNE. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 30 March 1867
FARMERS' SOCIETY FOR GISBORNE." To the Editor qf the Exarees. Szx,--Farmers' Societies all over the colony are holding"their annual shows, but one looks in vain for any indication that Gisborno is vindicating its position as one of the best agricultural districts in fthe whole colony by holding its own particular show of grain and dairy produce. Why, sir, does this deplorable apathy exist? I do sincerely hope that the circulation of your journal in this district' will rouse the people of these parts to a knowledge of their existence as residents of a township which is, perhaps, better known throughout the colony than any other of equal population, Why should Gisborne not have a flourishing. Farmers' Society as well as a Road. Board7 Its prosperity as a township is doubtless at a low ebb, and therefore there is all the more reason why its inhabitants should, endeavour to band themselves together in every possible way. There is an abundance of latent energy, amongst us, and. I hope th...
PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 30 March 1867
PARLIAMENT OF VICTORIA. W?EDNESDAY, MARCn 20. In the Legislative Council-The Public Health Bill was considered, and some alterations made in it, so that the Chief Secretary will only have power to prevent cattle being brought across the borders when disease is known to have broken out in adjoining colonies. In the Legislative Assembly--MIr. Frascr drew attention to the fact that some magistrates were in the habit of committing debtors to prison without first hearing fraud summonses. Mr. Hliginbothanm admitted the defective state of the law, and promised thalt when the Insolvency Bill was before the House clauses should be introduced altering the presout miode of procedluro with rcgard to debtors. The Lunacy Bill was advanced in Committee, Mr. Watkins asked for .£50,000 to be expended upon main roads not comuprised in any road district, shire, or borough. Mr. Vale urged the withdrawal of the motion until the vote of £50,000 for bridges, now upon the estimates, came to be considered. ...
SHIRE COUNCIL. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 30 March 1867
SHIRE COUNCIL, WEDNESDAY, MAncn 27. PREssrrT--Councillor Duncan, in the chair; Councillors Atkinson, Millyard, Black, and Os. borne, Minntei of last. meeting were road and con firmed. Letters sent since last meeting were read. Letters were read from--Mr, O'Callaghan, Ararat, relative to land selections. Clerk of Bacohus Marsh Road Board, relative to conference on DMyrniong Bridge contract, Mr. Morah, relative to deviation of road at (Oreondale, Mr. Shae, relative to contract at Korjaminup Creek. Mr. Davis Colwell, objecting to a road through his land. Mr. Steavenson, relative to treasurer's appointment. Mr. Foot, accepting office of auditor. Mr. Mujor, ditto. Shire Engineer, re lative to payment for extra work. Ditto, relative to notice to contract. The Shire Engineer's monthly report. Ditto, report of footpaths in Ballau. Mr. M'Intyro reporting his contract in Ballan, Tenders for works at Whito's Hill. Ap plications for office of Poundkeopor. It was then moved by Councillor Mairs, ...
CORRESPONDENCE. [We are not responsible for the opinions expressed by our correspondents.] PERMANENT RACING CLUBS FOR BACCHUS MARSH AND BALLAN. To the Editor of the Express. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 30 March 1867
CORRESPONDENCE. [W l are not responsible for the optinins e.pr5ed by our correspondents.]. PERMANENT RACING CLUBS' IO'f0 BACCHUS MARSH AND BALLAN.. To the Editor of the Eepress. Sin,--Although you do not professedly enter' into the detail of sporting matters in conneo tion with the districts in which your paper circulates, I will, with your permission, make a few comments upon the two race meetings. of Ballan and Bacchus Marsh which came off: lest week, and in so doing shall endeavour to avoid, if possible, engendering any ill-feeling or jealousy, either on the part of the racing gentlemen who took the lead at these res pective race meeting, or those who assisted by giving their support, But, as our annual races at the Marsh and Ballan are now assuming a degree of importance second to none of other agricultural districts in Victoria of equal population, and are still capable (from the geographical position of both places, and other favourable circumstances) of increasing in importan...
THURSDAY, MARCH 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 30 March 1867
THURSDAY, MbAReI 28, In the Legislative Assembly-The hon. Attorney General said that he would cause to be published in a cheap form advice to persons desirous of bringing their property under the Real Property Act. The Public Health Bill was further amended, and sent back to the Legislative Council. The hon. Attorney General introduced an Iusolvenoy Law Amendment Bill, giving greater authority to the Government over the proceedings of the In solvent Court. In Committee of Supply, on an item of P9,570 for military buildings a somewhat long discussion took place as to the high salaries paid to staff officers both regulars and volunteers. The item was passed. A personal discussion took place upon an item. of £15,500 for rent of offices and furniture. Some members complained of the high rents paid for buildings owned by hlien, members. The item was passed. Some other sums of no special interest were voted, and the House adjourned.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 30 March 1867
A OnETLEMAN was reeont1ly rousod up in the C night and told that his wife was dead. Ifo turned % round, drew the coverlid oloser, pullod down his t night-cap, and muttered, as hoe wont to sleep aain, t "Oh, how grieved I shall be in the morning L DuT.--No dust. aItoeet the oyos so much na gpld dust.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Bacchus Marsh Express — 30 March 1867
ALEXANDER BLAOK WOOD EGS to thank his numerous customers for the favours and general support he has ex perienced for the last eleven years he has been in business in Melton, and to inform them that, in addition to the Blacksmith business (which he still carries on in its various branches), he has opened a now and commodious GROCERY AND PROVISION STORE, Including IRONMONGERY AND GENERAL STOCK, Suitable for a country trade. He, therefore, most respectfully solicits from his friends a continuance of those favours, which he gratefully acknow. ledges. A. B. is also AGENT for the GORDON'S SAW MILLS, and has at present a large stock of sawn hardwood of the various sizes in general demand; also, softwood of various sizes, deals, American lumber, &o., which he will sell at very reasonable prices. A. B, begs to inform the farmers and public generally that he is still AGENT for. the BORDER FLOUR MILLS, Bacchus Marsh, and will spare no effort to conduct that department of his business a...