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FIJI ISLANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
PIJI ISLANDS. Some time ago we (Sydney, Empire, Malrch 19) informed our readers that a meeting of the principal chiefs of the Fiji Islands had. been called, for the purpose of handing over the control of the islands to the British Government. Captain Rogers, of the brig Gratia, which arrived on Saturday night from' Ovalau, has kindly furnished us with the following further paiticulars. The chiefs of Fiji a.r.reprted to have slgneda document ceding the Fiji Islands to, England, through the influence of .Mr. Cdnsul Pritchard. A new port has been 'urveyd,- called Port -id'n nain, on the south end 'of Oialau, andMallotnetilts of lands laid out in expectation of a large settlement being formed by immigrants from the colonies and adjacent ilands.
Williamstown Municipal Council. Monday, March 26th, 1860. Present—The Chairman (Thos. Mason, Esq., J.P.) and Crs. Freyer, La Roche, Moxham, Verdon, and Courts. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
WiliUamstown Municipal Council_: Monday, farchi 26th, 1860. Present-The Chairman (Thos. Mason, Esq., J.P.) and Crs. Freyer, La Roche, Mosham, .Verdon; and Courtis. The minutes of the previous mceeting were read and confirmed. . ? y. "? CORRESPONDENCE . Letters, addressedto the Chairain,-were read as.follow : 1. From J. Moore, Esq., Chief Secretary's Office, with reference to the amendment of Bye-laws. S2.From J. Ward, -Esq., Secreta'lto Victor inn Railways, in reply, informing the Council that the Commissioner of Public Works -?ad directed that the improvements suggested at the North Williamstowi Station. should. be immediately carried out. 3.- From Mr. A.: Rider,'reque~ting that the Council would- be pleased to remit an ims pounding fine imposed on him by his cow be ing seizeda;id: impouiided whilst ion he].iay to the town herd.. , Aftera short discussion, Cr. Moxhammoved, and Cr. Vrdo seconded; that' thefine be re mitted. Carried..,. -
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. PUBLIC WORKS. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
REPORTS OF: COM ITTEES. PUBLIC WORKS. :, The following:, report was brought up by Cr. Moxhani, as Chairman of the Public Works Coiimittee, and having been: read, was adopteA.by the Council: ' The committee recommend that the time 'for'r.ceiving'tenders for contract No. 24 hbe 'extended until Monday next, on; account of drily olie'tenider havEig been-received. The: committee also -recommend .that the offer made.by Mr. Owen O.-Jonries; toleaseal lotments Nos. 2; and:-3, on' the Strand-road, for ,quarrying purposes,' at£2. perg, chain: be accepted The Committee firther, recommend that tenders be calledaifo'i the following- road works :- - l. Macqiuanr-street:, . "2. Nesonplace from Ann-street to Morris street.. ' . - -- :: 3. Dover-road, from John-street; to Yarra street. - - " Cr. Moxham then;said that.the reason, the comniiiiittee had recommended the works men tioned above, was that they.were urgently re quired, and seeing. they icould be done somuch cheaper now than when the winter ...
Parliamentarg Intelligence. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Wednesday, March 28th, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
- .LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. * IYednesday,. arch 28th, 1860. - The Law of Propdrty AnieridinefttBll and the Educ tion Bill were further considered in committe. On the latter, an important clause was proposed by -Mr."Fellows, providing that the -bill should be worked through a board of 15 persons, three.of whom shlould bemembers of the Church of Eng land, three Roman Catholics, three Presbyterians, three Methodists of differed denominations, and three of other religious bodies. -An amendment was'proposed by the President, with a viewto pro vide thatthe different denominations should be re presented at the board in proportion to their num bers as shown by the census-no denomination, have an absolute majority. The amendment was rejected, and the new 'clause agreed to, with the further proviso, that none of the members of the board .thould be a' minister of any denomina tion. Mr' Fellows moved that at itasrising, next day, the' HIouse idjurn until Wednesday, the 18th ?pril, for the Easter re...
THE ELOCUTION SOCIETY. [To the Editor of the WILLIAMSTOWN CHRONICLE.] [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
THE ELOCUTION SOCIETY. [To the Editor of the WrLLIAtsrow- CHRmOSCLE.] Smj,~After the. many polite letters which have appeared in your journal the last few weeks respecting, our unfortunate Elocution Society, I did not intend to trouble you again; but seeing in your journal of last week a notice to. the effect that a performance is about to take place in order to raise funds towards liquidating the Society's debts; I beg to suggest to your philanthropic correspon dents that a favourable opportunity is now, presented them for displaying their liberality. The purchidsing'of a fcv 'tickets.would hbe a far more g?cefnl act on their; pait, and far more congenialfto the feelings of the gentle men interested, than the flourish of names-on a subscriptioii-list OSERVEn.
Thursday, March 29th, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
SThursday, Mardi 29th,-1860. -A letter was read from -Mr. Keogh (a memberwho "was.not present on the late call of 'the House), ex plaining that in. consequence of his being in the coun-' try, remote fromnposts, he had not been made aware of the cll of the House. Some discussion took place on the best means of securing the attenddnce of members at the meetings of the Council,.and it was agreed that the names of" .those who were present should be recorded at the commniencement of each:sitting. - S.The Municipal InstitutionsAct-Amendment Bill was'iead a second time;:- :" . .The Education Bill was further discussed in com mittee, on a clause limiting the privilege of votingin the election of members of the Education Board to members "of chiu?hesi inscertain proportions. No progreO owever, was made beyond the discussion of-the clause. ... .. . The House then;adjousied till the ]Sth proximo, for the Easter recess. -- .
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
Notice to Advertisers. W. e shouldfeel greatly obiged if advertisers, woho ea i make it convenient to forward theirorders in the ,.- early part of the week sould lose no time in doing so. Hitherto woe Iave been put to mudc inconvenience on account of the late hour at whids advertisements have arrived,, and if this could be avoided, or' parttally , auir arrangements would be greatlyfacilitatei : .. :" . . ..'.'o. ,~
Williamstown Police Court. Monday, 26th March, 1860. (Before Lieut Crawford, P.M.) [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
- t. il.t.Unstoit. .aliqe ? 1 ourt . ' ii2on 6ty, tlataztrck, 1860.., - .'.(Bef? Lie t. Cr?awford, P.M.): .JohirnForc, a cart'er 'residing at Williams town, appeared .at .thisj Court, on warrant, cliarged.withi seali ng a pair of boots, valued at 6s., the property of one James Reriide." SComplainant hiving fiiled'tl sulbstaitiate the charge, the case was dismissed. ,' labourer, named Charles Wood, charged with :beiing drunk- on the. railway platform, William?towi,was aidronished and discharged this being his first offeice' ." '-. ' a"Sarah Osborne, a.middle-aged married wo man, charged -ith being', druik on the pre-. vious day, an resisting the police in-the per fdrmanice of tleii dity,-w3s fined five shilingis^ The piisdner'was also ordered to pay the doc tor's bill for 'dising- the futger:(she had" bi-' ten)'of a imanawho had aisited the constable in taking her to the watcqhhouso. - : - *j: lu -' - e .1
Wednesday, 28th March, 1860. (Before Lieut. Crawford, R.N., and C.J. Perry, Esq., J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
Wednesday, 28tJh March, 1860. (Before Lient. Crawford, RN., and C. J. S Perry, Esq., J.P.) .:JohTn MfHaigh was brought up, on remand from the' previous day, charged with being of unsound miiid. ....Dr. McGillivray staited- that he had ex amined.the man, and-he thought that he might be. safely set at liberty, as he believed a few days good treatment would restore him to health. .The -prisoner owas ordered to be sent on board his vessel . : : ThursdMay, 29Th March, 1860. No bisiiess before the Court * Iois. lioaflt \wi fine-d5tf oi 24 hours, fur being drunk and using obscene language .in the public streets on the previous day. ThJds. Peedtiii (seiniiiin),"charged with dross insubordination on board- the ship Kent aiiad thieattiiig?gthe lif'i of thle fcief officer;.was" sentenced to two months hard labour. Hugh Wilson appeared to answer the co-rn plaint of John ICKowles, whoi sough to recover the sum of £12 forifirin igin liiti:tr, named the Lady Barkly, by running into her wilrth the ...
Tuesday, 27th March, 1860. Before Lieut. Crawford, R.M., and C. J. Perry, Esq., J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
Tuesday, 27th -Marck~,,1S6O.' Before Lieut Crawford, RJiL, and C. J. r Perry,-Esq:, J.P.) Joh rc M6Ciig, -a beaman -belongnig t'o thld ship Czar; was brought up by Sergeant McNeil of the' Water Police? charged with being a dangerous lunatic. The prisoner was remanded till the follow ing day for medical treatmient:' A Chinaman, who· stated his nametwdc Son Ky,. ~ais'charged- with lhiwking tea about the streets of the municipality without a-license:. The offence was provedby. Constabled Storie, who stated that he had seen the' prisonier:sell five shillings worth of tea and receive thmo ney.. * Mr. Inspector Taylor said that the prisoner was aware that he was doing wrong as he had offered to compromise. the matter' by paying 19s. and a pound of tea. This was not'the first time that a Chinaman-had been brought up here for hawking goods withoiit a license, and as the practice was unfair to the legiti mate trader, he was determined to put a stop to it. The Bench adnimnished- Johin,and ord...
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY. Friday, March 23, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
M:r. Bailey aid on the table further correspon dence on the subject of telegraphic communication withEngland. ,. .. On the motion of Mr. irancis, the MurrayRiver Railway Amendment (KynetonDeviation) Billwas read athird time, and lassed... On the:motioni of .Mr. ichoblson,.ithe 3tegistra tion Act Amendment Bill was, read a third time, and passed. , . ... .... Mr. Nicholson movd the second reading of the Armed Vessels-Regulation Bill' and stated that at present the colooial' armed:ship Victoria was managed under the Police Act, the- officers being described as inspectors, and the seamen as police-. men. The bill would enable the Government to: engage seamen for a longperiod, at less wages than they were now paid. The bill also provided for pensions for wounds receivedin actual service. Mr. Amsinck thought the Victoria should be sold and the £20,000 a year she cost the Government might be saved.' The Victoria was too small to be of any use in the event of war, and the tenor of the last...
RATES OF POSTAGE [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
RATES OF POSTAGE THE following ordler has been issued by thoe Pot master-General:, ' : '' - " In order to pay the trasit through Egypt news papers sent via Southampton and Suez, addressed to the East Indies, Ceylon, auritius, Hong Kong, China Adistralia or any other-country or placee lying to the castward of Suez, will, after the 31st December nex-t; b'euliject to an additional charge of one penny,.making'the rates as follow?:-Upon a newspaper addressed to the East Indies---dwhen iot exceeeding 4 ounces in weight; 3d when above 4 ounces and not exceeding S ounces in weight; ld being added for every additional4 ounces or fraction' of 4 ounces. , Upon newspapers addressed to anyof the other countries or places referredto, 2dfor each newspaper, of whatever weight. oalteration will bemade in postage of book packets sent by this route, as they already ray a transit rate,- nor will any change be made in the postage of newspapers sent ia Marseilles, the, present charge on,such newspapers b...
Post-office Money Orders. REGULATIONS FOR THE ISSUE AND PAYMENT OF POST-OFFICE ONEY ORDERS. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
SPost 0o1fice 21Iney .Orders.. REGITLATrOiS FOR Tii -Le:iJ EAŽ 1 r PATIrxiR OF Posr-oFFICE OYEY ORnnRus. His Fxcellency the Governor, with the advice of the txecutivo Council; has been pleased to direetthe publlication of the following Regulations for the issue Sand paymen t of Post Officei o?ey 'irders in th. Co lony of Victoria; and the public are hereby informed Shat in ronformity with these regulations, I'ost Office ;t oney Orders ;ar be obtained, and be made pay able at the undcrrentioned places oin indoaftei-'the I·th July, 1858. 1. Paces and time of I?sio and pavment.-money orders may be obtainedand made payable at the following places, viz: - The Post Office at elbourne. D o. Geolong. S Do. Balarat. Io. .Sannhurst. " Do. Cnstleminie. SDo:.. ' Reechworth. ino. K lmore li. ) Maryborough. Do.,: Arrart. Do. Pleasant Creek. Io.. Williamstown. Do.' Portland. Do. Belfast: S Do. . WarrnambLok etween the hours of Ten a.m. and Three'pnm., Sun. ays excepted. 2. Limit of amount; and num...
Wednesday, March 28th, 1860. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
Wednesday, March 28th, 1860. - Mr. M'Culloch laid on the table further Esti mates for 1560, and'further Supplementary Estima tes for 1859 - Mr. Hadley brought under the notice of the House a breach of privilege. He stated that as chairman of the committee on the Kyneton devia tion, he had found it necessary to examine Mr. Hendersoni as a witness. He had explained to that witness the course to be taken by him to ob tain payment for his attendance, but he had re ceived various applications for payment for two days' attendance, at the rate of £10 or £12 a day, and on that morning he had received a summonsto the County Court for the sum of 21 guineas. He threw himself on the protectioh of the House, be lievipg that a serious breach of privilege had been, committed. Mr..Horne moved that thepersonreferred to and his attorney be summoned.to tho.bar, to answer for the breach of piivilege of which they had been guilty. . Mr. Kingsecondedthemotien, which wafijseed to. K' Mr. Wood gave notice ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
]Money to Lend. SUMS of Money, from.£100 to 1000, to LEaD - on first-rate security in Williamstown, at current rates of interest:' Tnos. ILssox. OLIVE OIL. GENUINE SAMPLE, ex Yiska, on SALE, by to DOVE & OSWALD. " -: Land for Sale. flALF-AN-ACRE in Parke.stroet and Little JL Nelson-street, fronting Market-square - - - Half-an-acre at back of Bryant's Bonded Store Three frontages, of25 feet each, to Nelson-parade Eleven sores at Newtown, fronting Park reserve GEO. BU?RnELL & CO. Lamp Oils,. HEAEEST: in-town,:.at .4s G per allon- " 065 DOVE & OS1VALD. For Sale, ,J U.BBI'CK'S ZIN CPAINTS: - Ll Do. Finest White Lead' --Pain: Oil in 5 gal. tins- - S White Herrings, 4 and 4 brls. S Wiltshire Cheese , Oatmeal ...... Crockery, and other materials: - ' OS. DALGARNO. S.. 112 Douglas parade. J. & W. HENDERSON, STRAND, NORTH WILLIAMSTOWN, H AVE oirSale a quantityof Hardand Soft Wood, Doors, Sashes, Architraves, Mouldings, &e. ,Also Bricks? Slats, Battens,...
INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
- .DI. - By the ship iTh ias Cole, Captain Lowe, which arrived in the Bay on Monday, files of. the Calcut ta journals have been received to the 27th Jaouary --17 days later than those.previously to hand by the mail steamer. : . We find in these journals the following items of news : Mr. Wilson was *still on 'his tour,in Upper India, . . The Commander in" Chief: las ordered, ;the em barkation' foi China' of'the 2xid Battalion- of the 60th Royal Rifles and the Queen's 87th- besides the regiment of iiregolars which has been or THE TELEGRAPH CABLE.-At' eight o'clock on the .morning the ;13th instant,: the submergence of the -cable between Kurrachee and.Aden -was. succesfully commenced.-Bonibay Timnes, January 16. r- E. 19onr P.N.I; composed entirely of: M~ai bee Sikhs, have to a man: volateered for seririce in China. The MuzIees are ;ecellent soldiers; and being free from all caste prejudices, are ready to go anywhere. - - THE Coaun snrOF TiLE Cryie. FORCE. -W e see it stated that Sir W...
TO DE 'LECTORS OB DE TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
TO DE 'LECTORS OB DE. TOWN. EGrnn.r,---s I hab bin 'quested to stan by a bole host ob my feller sitezens to luck arterdar rites in de Kounsel an' out oh it too, I hab-'greed-to do so, perwided a rekersishun from.fibe hunerd obh. de mose 'spectable men in de town be recebed in time. I flatter my seff dat I fully onderstan' all ob your spective aniits,'' I will do my berry best to r'leabe am, cummensin' wid de mose deserbin' an' de one wat wants it mose, which is mysefE o Ef :I am 'lected, I. shall put one ob dem now Copperashun lamps rite ober my dore, an' I will luck arter de feller-wat.is to cleen it an' lite it daithe do his work, an'.I will take good care dat he don't steel euny.ob de oil. " In de nex place, allow me to say dat I is a furm beleeber in dat good ole prinsipel in per litickal siense, de lucking arter.Numbcr One. I don't b'leebe in workin' for. nuffin. Let a nigger alone for dat., Ef depubli'specksme tospei' my walleable tnime, day arter'daiy, an' nits arter nite, in...
Original Correspondence. JOBBERY—THE YARRA STREET PADDOCK. [To the Editor of the WILLIAMSTOWN CHRONICLE.] [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
: JOBBERY- THE YARRA STREET PADDOCK. PTDOthKeTE ditorof the WzLL sstow-r CmRONICLE.] Sm,--Having noticed:some remark' made by "Watchman" in.your issue.of last week. I have referred -to;my note-book- and find that a mostigliriig case of jobbery.has, been per' petrated, either by the Public Works" Com mittee, who ordered the works,-the Surveyor who prepared:, the specification, or the iTown Clerk who,,called for the tenders, and I trust. that some member-- of the -Council will be found independent enough to sift the matter on oondayinight next.: .:: ". -1 ?, ?., On the 30th of January,.the Public Works Committee recommended in their:Thirty-third Report. that- a path be formed on the south side of -Yarra-street, from Douglas-parade. to the Melbourne-road (mind, not the side Where. Councillor Moxham has any property). This recommendation was'adopted. On the 4th of February an advertisement appeared. in the papers calling for the work to be carried out in an altered and altogether unauth...
Shipping Intelligence. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
° 'Iui g liing ntelliiýCnte. r March 23-- Helle-point, ship, i" ennard, from Hartlepool; Goldseeker, schr, Lyons, from Hobart Town ; Mimmie Dike, Lchr., Nicholson, from Cir caurlRtead ;'Prineg AllIher;ts.Str, 'pSihc rlenin oP ` Albert:. MaIch 24-Queenst; cr.I.ucas, from Portland. March 25-Havilah, str., M Fie, from Adle lairle ;ilack' Swan;, str;', '-tgdE, from Launces ton.. March 26-Grace Dariing, American ship, from London Decemnber 23; :I:homae A. Cole, shii. Lowc, fronn Calcutta; Manners Sutton, ship, ,Rlwlands, froe? Liverpool 11th December; Tommy, schr., tiibson, from Cireolar Head; 'Elizabeth, schr., from March 26-City of Sydney, brig, from Launcos to .. . March 27-Wona Wonga. sr.,: from Sydney; ILockhtt, ship, Topham, from San Francisco January 31. " - 1 March 2S--Beathrice, American ship, Rogers from Ilong Kong ; 'rinco Albert, str., Spence, from Port Albert. March 29-Bonnie Doon, barque, from Hong Kong; Fair T'asmanian, schr., from Newcastle; Bella Vista, barqui, from Newc...
The Williamstown Chronicle. WILLIAMSTOWN, Saturday, March 31st, 1860. THE RAILWAY CONTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — Williamstown Chronicle — 31 March 1860
WýILI! Ts2j'Oiý 7 a,-a M 46O. C ~ THE?.AILWAY?. CNTRACTSo? -.... in. WooDs, member for Crowlands, and Mr. Sinclair, member for North Melbouriine, hve been'" excused" fromnfurther ?ittendancei on`b the Select C?niuiittheeon~ th'E Ralwa Con t Sracts ;butthe public will not radily excuse their having continuedý on the Committee so long." Mr.- r Sinclair holds, a salaried ,?ost under the contractors, whose ' conduct the Committee has it in .charge to investigate, and so is directly and pecuniarily interesteda in keeping things as they: are. His: daily bread depends upon the niaintenance of the] atct quo between Cornish anild Bruce and the Go vernment.. To stifle inquiry, to make things pleasant, to remove from the.public mind all anxiety sand uneasiness about. the monster contract, concerns Mr. Sinclair so nearly;' and did concern him so nearly while still sitting on the Committee, that his presence there was as scandalousa . proceeding as we can remem ber to-have ever heaird of,-unless...