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Bacchus Marsh Express (Newspaper) - January 22, 1881, Bacchus Marsh, Victoria National Library of Australia districts unless the government t put Field parties to work in what Are o squatters runs the act cannot be or at least we do not imagine that for it would Only harass individuals doing the slightest Good. And much May be said of it if it be regarded Ergo suppress rabbits say in Bacchus Shire. The one primary and Indis be condition of successful War against Babits is simultaneous action against 5er Large areas of Laad infested with if a land owner is noticed to destroy bit and lie pleads that his Neighbours in an adjoining Shire or a Barren of Crown lands fill his land As fast As sit what Council or what Bench of Tes could enforce the Rabbit act him i the Council would have no to enforce the act in a neighbouring sad the magistrates would have no to enforce the act against the Crown. Hole act seems to us unworkable and a possible Agency for diffusing rather pressing rabbits and increasing rather i finishing the harassment which rabbits to landowners. Certainly if the act is to be of any use in any District it will use of concerted action taken by land from a desire on their part to remedy ets of the Law and not take advantage but even this possibility presents but ground for hopefulness of any Good from to we consider it to be based on a Conception of the task to be a com most people think first of the Means adopted for paying for the destruction of bits whereas the first consideration is Igraine How they Are to be destroyed. Sider there is Only one Way of destroy them while the Means for carrying out tils of that one Way Are unlimited. Position is that of two armies in the Field. Rabbits Are an army disputing the Sion of this Colony with the people who it i. The armies do not meet at All but nevertheless the position broadly Sis As we state it. The obvious course Ilow to meet such a state of affairs is to in army in the Field to meet the invaders. Can be done by fitting out parties of men Troy the rabbits from East to West and 4 to South by converging and concerted. The Cost of maintaining such parties be dealt with in a variety of ways All of Mill All equitable and All effectual. Email thing to determine is to select the Means of destroying the rabbits. When is done the present act May suffice to 4them in Check but we doubt its decay for that work. However taking the act stands All that any Shire Council need of roughly to do in our opinion is to pre an list of the Crown lands within its Odaries and Send it to the minister of d. With a statement that when Steps Are a by the lands department to Clear the its from those lands the Council will at see that private landowners do their Mand will also As a Council Clear All com 0 and reserves. H arrangements for inviting the minister of rays and other members of parliament to a suet in Bacchus Marsh have progressed so far s if s caterer can be got at a Price per head Ike the committee deem within their Means the artious will be issued. At present the offers apply a dinner Range from 178. 6d. Per head to be co operative dress Supply association a prospectus is advertised in this paper has unsuccessfully floated and operations Are to be a mended shortly. Particulars of a meeting of i Bolders appear in the Melbourne papers of Ruday last. I meeting of the committee of the Bacchus ?. Cricket club will be held at the Border inn sevening saturday at 8 o clock. Ira Cert will be held at my Niong on the 28th tin Aid of the it. Blackwood Road Catholic do this concert has been several times Post and and should be brought of successfully now. In. Service we Argus understand leaves for plaid by the outgoing mail of March 2. At request of his parliamentary friends or. Or will retain his seat in the Assembly until Sre of his departure. To threshing machine is not telling such Good of the majority of crops in the Bacchus Marsh it As it was expected to do. The general tale ats the bags of seconds and thirds Are More a-so0s than the bags of Best Grain and the cause eur from whatever blame some persons seem to and to the machines is that the frosts late in Hamber and the hot winds prevented a full Oti goof the Grain. This District is so situated aspect to climate that if crops Are not put in p they Are subject to destruction from Early dry Summers and hot winds while in a Green ? and also from caterpillars while if they Are linearly they Are subject to destruction from i droughts or late feasts when in Flower. Some Tir dual instances of heavy yields Are reported As 50 bushels of Barley to the acre on Mir. Urs farm 32 bushels of wheat to the acre on Flahaven s farm and a few similar instances Ili the whole the Harvest seems doomed to based As a medium if not inferior one. Ere was a meeting on Friday last of the Bels of the Bacchus Marsh school Board of Efow with several of the parents of children ing the school. The subject of debate was projected school excursion to the Melbourne lotion. After discussing the difficulties of item Young children on a sixty mile journey Day it is decided to make inquiries As Toia omnibus fare and admission to the exhibit Iid. As to the response which would be made 0cription lists. Messes. Pearce Luscombe and Alford kindly offered 5igons to take Hildren to and from the50areld railway station. enumerators Are gazetted. There 5-sety.eight districts and the District called lib Larsh and Gisborne commences at mount 5eo.1and makes its Way East and South to the 5ldjerriwarrh Creek which it follows to Ernibee which River constitutes the Boundary it dividing Range is reached when the Ethi own that Range to the commencing t. This District therefore includes half of i and the whole of Blackwood. Or. Simpson 0ut Curtid Ailiff at Ballan is the Numera Eal regret has been Felt in Bacchus Marsh eat nement contained in the following Lian Tel Yudy John Munro a South Itele Surah operator at Wentworth a is under the same roof As the Post office t i charged by the head of the postal depart t it5herem acid and opening a mail bag a he rented to his office. He was discovered and opening and Reading letters. The Terla was that he wanted to ascertain Asb important letter had been posted. It. A. E was committed for whe5ag Man referred to is a native of Bacchus t Here hits parents reside and he received rap id ii in the local Post office. He or diva poly in the service of the South ski Elk department and Only a Feria bae i married to the daughter of a a old in High esteem in this and neigh ninth iela fortnight ago a paragraph 0ithi h Bourne papers copied from a Aper stating that John Munro had or .f5 horse whipped by the father and a ung lady to whom he had sent most the which they published we Lsne category paragraph As it was scarcely Dregory of private scandal but when Soua of Young Man is committed for trial of a Sibilee reticence upon the subject is e in e of hire in giving these particulars by regret that a Young Man who received Rhi the Success from what May be called Arne should have so wrecked his own sle Rought sorrow to Many innocent. A victorian Tramway company is projected with a capital of �300,000, in 300,000 shares of �1 each. The provisional directors include messes. John m i wraith chairman John Blyth r. J. Jeffray p. B. Wallace Joseph Clarke e. A. Wynne George Coppin John Whittingham Henry Hoyt Andrew Rowan Thomas Moubray. W. K. Thomson Henry Walker and Agar Wynne. The objects of the company Are to Lay Down tramways and other Means of transit in Victoria and to manufacture vehicles for the Carriage of passengers on tramways. Application will be made to Parlia mint for the necessary Power. The following is from wednesday s Argus the race for the championship of England Between Laycock and Hanlan has been postponed until next saturday when if the weather will permit it will be rowed Over the usual course on the thames. The competitors being debarred from rowing Are keeping up their training by Active pedestrian exercise. A Good Deal of Money has been wagered in Melboure on Laycock. The betting has ranged from 2 to 1 to 5 to 2 against the Sydney competitor. Great anxiety is Felt As to the state of Laycock s health and particularly As to whether he has lost weight. The following Telegram is from the Argus Sydney wednesday. News has been received at Wilcannia from the Barrier ranges that 6,000 sheep belonging to Hughes s station were swept away by the flooding of a Gorge. The Shepherd was drowned and a Man and his wife narrowly the Geelong times says fully 200 persons visited the scene of the wrecked ship Hereford on sunday. Late on saturday night a four horse conveyance belonging to or. Bannister carried out a Large number of passengers and the night being Fine a pleasant journey was experienced. A Large number of private vehicles went out also on Satur Day night and on sunday from an Early hour the Road to swampy Creek was lined with traps. The vessel is still in the same position and the general opinion prevailed on sunday that the ship will be floated off the reef. During the morning and after noon the steamers Blackboy and Rescue were observed removing cargo from the vessel. In the afternoon the Steamer Albatross conveying Twenty bumpers and Stevedore went along Side and commenced to remove cargo. On the re turn journey on sunday night the excursion lists from Geelong met with some perilous adventures. Some malicious persons placed logs of Wood across the track from the Creek but luckily it was a Moonlight night and the obstacles were there fore discerned ahead and the following is from the Geelong correspondent of the Telegraph Geelong tuesday night. New was received from the wreck of the Hereford at noon to Day of a shocking fatal boat Accident which occurred at do Ampy Creek this morning. From particulars to hand it appears that owing to the ship bumping. Heavily or. M Leod the Stevedore decided to leave the ship and go on Shore. Besides himself. There were on Board five seamen six bumpers and two constables. They All entered the boat and safely reached near the Beach. The boat grounded and word was Given " All hands they All jumped out of the boat with a View of pulling her on to the Beach but before this could be effected a heavy sea caught them capsized the boat and carried All her late occupants Seaward. One Lumper named Wright disappeared at once and was never seen again. With the exception of the two policemen Constable Digby and mounted Constable Purcell the rest got to Shore safely. The police stuck to the boat Digby at one end facing the sea and his companion who could not swim opposite him. The sea which was very heavy was continually breaking Over Digby and in at length became so exhausted that Hie let go his hold and Sank to Rise no More. Relieved of his weight the boat was carried rapidly ashore taking Purcell who was greatly exhausted with her. The sad affair has cast quite a gloom Over the town As Digby who was a married Man and leaves a family of eight children has been stationed in the town for a great number of years and was much respected. Of the unfortunate Man Wright i know nothing save that he hails from Melbourne. The railway department Call for tenders says wednesday s Telegraph for the construction of the proposed new line of railway from Shepparton to Numurkah a distance of Between Twenty and Twenty one Miles and also for the Daylesford Extension from the present temporary terminus to the site selected for the passenger station. The Date of opening the tenders will be the 4th and 18th March respectively. The Shepparton to Numurkah line is the first of those included in Tihe general construction Bill which the minister of railways intends to proceed with at present but it is probable that the other lines will be let at Tihe rate of about one every month or six weeks till the whole Are contracted for. The presentation of medals to messes. Robert Simpson and Daniel Ward for saving the life of Charles Mealand during the flood in Bacchus Marsh on 12th september last was duly made at the Border inn Bacchus Marsh on wednesday evening in the presence of about Twenty sub scribers by or. H. Chadwick of the National Bank who suitably referred to the desirability of recognising such actions As that which the medals were intended to Reward in some degree. The recipients suitably acknowledged the compliment paid them and or. Me Aland also expressed his thanks and satisfaction with the proceedings. Various toasts were proposed and speeches made and a pleasant hour was passed by those present. The Sydney correspondent of thie Brisbane courier writes As follows to that paper there seems to be nothing wanting to Complete Tihe glowing Prospect before the present government. T o Crown All other pieces of Good Fortune the finances of the Colony Are in a most satisfactory condition. The abstracts of the Public accounts showing the state of the Public purse up to thie end of the year were issued from the Treasury on wednesday evening. These accounts show an in crease in the Public Revenue not Only for the Parst Quarter As compared with the corresponding Quarter of 1879, but a substantial increase for the whole year Over the receipts for the previous twelve months. The increase for �333,426, and for the year it was �430,325. The Revenue proper for 1880 was �4,911,090, but the accounts show that we have been living above our Means As the disbursements amounted to �5,692,839. This however includes several appropriations for extraordinary services and the treasurer was enabled to meet his Bills by drawing upon the sur plus Revenue in thie Banks still leaving nearly two millions of a balance to the credit of Tihe Consoli dated Revenue fund. Almost All the sources of Revenue yielded increases during the Yea just gone by including the customs the railways and licenses and this is perhaps the most reliable indication of the state of Trade. Parliament will reassemble on 1lth inst., and the government have no cause to dread the ordeal before the age correspondent at Ballarat writing on wednesday says one of the most destructive fires which has occurred in this District for some years past took place amongst the farms at Windermere and Cardigan to Day the damage being estimated at about �12,000 in loss of farm houses fencing and grass. A fierce hot wind was blowing at a very Early hour in the morning and shortly after seven o clock the grass on Scrase s paddock at Windermere was found to be ablaze. The wind was carrying the flames As High As a two Story House and All attempts to stay its Progress were futile. Out of 1,200 acres of grass he has not 100 left. The ire then progressed at a tremendous rate and after passing Over two or three farms Clearing them of fences and grass the police grazing paddock which was Well stocked with grass caught. A messenger then came into Balla rat and the City fire brigade and All the available police proceeded thither but were unable to do much Good the fire Clearing away Trees and grass leaving nothing but a blackened surface and smouldering Trees in a very Short time. All the government horses in the paddock were got out with some difficulty and stampeded before the fire. The flames then spread on one Side to the House of or. Surman the head teacher of the Winder Mere state school which it is reported was entirely destroyed together with farm produce and fences. The farmhouse of or. Mitchell near the Little swamp was also entirely consumed with its contents. Many other Farmers have lost All their grass crops fencing Hedges &c., and at two o clock this afternoon the fire was proceeding towards smythe s Creek when its Progress was stayed by the untiring exertions of the firemen and a number of Farmers and residents. Captain Evans and about forty boys from the Ballarat Reforma tory went out gave valuable assistance on All hands and received unbounded Praise for the heroic Way in which they worked. Mir. J. Mitchell of Windermere had about thirty men on the scene and or. B. Hepburn with All the clerks of the establishment of Hepburn Leonard & Rowe also worked hard with inspector Babbington the police and several other leading citizens. Rainfall at Ballan for january till 18th inst.,. 0.54in. December 1880, 1.25in. Year ending december 1880, 36.82in. Rainfall at Bacchus Marsh for week ended 8.30 . On Friday 21st january 0.31 in. The following european telegrams Are from thursday s Argus London Jan. 18. Weather of extraordinary severity is being experienced in All parts of England. A fearful Hurricane which has caused much damage has been followed by snowstorms of unexampled severity causing such injury to life and property As to amount almost to a National calamity. Such Veather cannot be recollected by the oldest residents in England. The scenes on the railways and on the coast Are pitiful to behold owing to the destruction and loss of life that have taken place. Traffic in some parts of London has been abandoned in consequence of the state of the thoroughfares. The thames has overflowed its Banks in several places and the pier at Woolwich has been demolished. Everywhere it is the same sad Story of disaster. Riots have occurred amongst the Colliers at Wigan in Lanca Shire who Are now on strike. The thames yester Day overflowed its Banks to an extent hardly Ever equalled before the water flooding the warehouses on the River and running for considerable Dis Tances Down the streets adjoining. From the City downwards no less than 100 barges have been sunk and it is estimated that the damage caused by this flood will not be less than two millions Sterling. The storm has extended All Over the West of Europe causing serious damage the Telegraph lines in Many places have broken Down and the mails have also been interrupted by the extraordinary i clemency of the weather. No Sale was effected last week of or. Johnston s farm on the Pentland Hills As he lodged a pro test against it. Bacchus Marsh. Tuesday 18th january. Before i. R. Greene esq., ., or. Roche ., and m. O Connell esq., Thomas Anderson objected to the name of Michael Allen on the Bacchus Marsh division of West Bourke As having no residential qualification and stated he had complied with the Law in regard to giving notices. No appearance of Michael Allen. Thomas Anderson sworn stated in answer to the Bench that he had received the receipt produced from the Post office stating that the notice had been posted to Michael Allen. Name struck off. James Fox Baker objected to by the registrar As having left the District. Or. T. Kissock with the leave of the Bench wished to Point out that the ground of objection was not legally stated. The Bench said they would decide that. . Standfield deposed to having served the notice and produced receipt of registration. He wished the opinion of the Bench As to whether it was his duty to object to people who had left the District. It was his opinion he was Only called upon by Law Ardithe instructions to registrars to object to people who obtained votes by making false statements As to their qualification. Or. Greene thought the registrar was required to object to any person who to his the registrar s knowledge did not possess a qualification entitling him to vote. No appearance of Fox whose name was struck off. Godfrey Blunden objected to by the registrar on the ground of having left the District. No appearance name struck of " the following names were also struck off there being no appearance of any of the persons objected to and the registrar deposing in each Case to having served the notices William Craven Patrick Daly Peter Algie Gardner John Hibbert Budge m Kay Frederick Sim and Charles web Ster. Names on Madingley division list objected to or. G. Wood objected to the name of George Watt Anderson As not possessing sul Lucient qualification and deposed to the notices being served. Thomas Anderson said the notice had not been registered. George Wood said the receipt for registration was not necessary. He produced the stamped notice from the Post office of the posting of the notice and that was sufficient. He had paid the registration fee of 2d., and he could not require the registration to be completed. He had nothing to do with that. William Anderson asked to be allowed to state that the letter was delivered to him As a non registered letter. The Bench thought they had sufficient evidence of registration to justify them in striking off the name. If the registration had not been completed the Post office was to blame and the person objected to should have appeared to take the objection. Frederick Porter Boyle objected to by the registrar was struck off. Alexander Forsyth William Henry Mcfarlane and James Freid All objected to by George Wood were struck off they did not appear and g. Wood deposed he had paid the registration fee and posted the necessary notices. Gisborne. Thursday 20th january. Before j. G. Taylor esq., . J. Tweddle esq., And f. Hill esq., Robert g led Hill station master it Iddell s Creek v. John Stewart. Abusive and insulting Lan Guage. Fined 5s., and ils. Go. Costs. Ellen Thornton v. Cornelius Fitzgerald. Charging excessive trespass on eight head of cattle impounded. Ordered to refund 16s., and 8s. Costs. Countable Elliott v. John Jenkins. Neglecting to have his child vaccinated As required by the vaccination act. Produced doctor s certificate of child s illness. Case dismissed. Certificate obtained after being summoned. Same v. William Gorma u. Same excuse offered As in preceding Case. Dismissed. Same v. William Meguire. Fined 10s. A revision court was then held when several names were struck off the Roll All for non Resi Dence. _ Ballan Shire Council. Monday january 17. Ordinary meeting. Present cars. Mcgillivray president Thomas Walsh m cull Heb Thomson Ferguson Witherden Blake and Shaw. Contract 555.-400 Yards Metal Barry s reef to Trentham Road Charles Fletcher 4s. Per Yard James m Cusker 3s. Old. John Mioran 4s. 4d. George Williams 3s. s tender accepted by lot. Or. P. Roach a contractor for works in m in Tosh s Lane asked to be allowed to substitute four inches of reef stuff for six inches of saplings As he could not get the saplings without being liable to prosecution for removing Timber from Crown Secretary said he would prefer the saplings As it was a bad a discus Sion As to the merits of Corduroy As against reef stuff the Council agreed to allow reef stuff to be used if it were taken from the Black horse claim and ten inches put on. Or. Musgrave wrote that he had not been Able to obtain inspection of title of or. Beach of Trentham to land required for . Shaw said Beach was away from Home. James Barr wrote complaining of a Heifer of his running on the common having been sold out of the appeared to be a question of whether the Heifer was Ever delivered to the herds Man and also whether it was running on the common after it was Pound keeper said he was almost certain it was in Lay s paddock while it was until next meeting for the attendance of Barr and Schiller. A petition was read asking for re erection of Bridge Over the Moor Abool at Secretary said he had the plan for the work ready. This plan was discussed and tenders called for carrying it out. Specifications ordered for Clearing forming and draining Malone s Lane from Egerton Road to Bun Inyong Boundary. Tenders ordered for Culvert on main Ballarat Road near Cavenagh s. Engineer instructed to examine Clearing required on Road Between Shaw s and Vaughan sat Esti mated Cost of �10. On the motion of cars. Ferguson and Shaw the Secretary was instructed to offer the National Bank �30 to take a one Chain Road through a paddock known As Decker a and in the event of that sum being refused the Secretary to prepare plans for taking the Decker Sas surveyed at a Cost of �60. Tenders called for Metal As follows Ballan township 200 Yards Ballan to Blakeville Road 450 Yards Ballan to Pyke s Creek 300 Yards Daylesford Road 500 Yards Blakeville Road 1,500 Yards. For the Blakeville Road tenders to give a Price for half the Quantity in up allow Between Bradshaw s Creek and Gordon 000 Yards Between Egerton and Gordon 200 Yards. Engineer instructed to examine works necessary at Greendale and report at next meeting with the View of having the work done while the Fine weather lasts. Little River. Pro our own correspondent the school children of state school 760, at the you Yang were treated by their teacher miss Coolahan to a picnic on wednesday the 12th instant. The Day was Nice and Cool being tempered by a rather stiff sea Breeze an agreeable change from the close enervating heat that had prevailed for some Days previous. About forty Heads of families and other friends honoured the occasion with their presence and ministered with Hearty Good will in promoting the Success of the children s festive gathering and indeed a most successful meeting it was in every sense of the term. Sports and pastimes of varied description were provided for the children in the shape of Cricket swings and foot racing and the Manifest Delight with which the children entered into the spirit of the meeting showed that they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The Liberal contributions in the shape of currant cakes and other toothsome edibles supplied by the Heads of families provided quite a feast for the children and for the adults too which they partook of with Manifest zest under the Shady branches of the wide spreading Box Trees that adorn the school grounds and add a pleasing picturesqueness to the wild and roman tic looking scenery of the frowning Heights above. Towards evening the children were called together and marched into the schoolroom by their teacher where an excellent Tea was provided for them after which those of maturer years had Tea also. For this and for other marked features of the re Union unqualified Praise is due to the ladies who gave their services with unalloyed Delight. After dark another excellent addition to the amuse ments of the Day was provided for the children and for that part of it for the adults too in the shape of a Sci optical illustration of the Beautiful allegory of the Pilgrim s Progress which a travel Ling showman happened to have on the ground. At the suggestion of or. Richmond All the Heads of families present and others besides contributed a shilling towards making up a Lump sum to the owner of the Scio Ticon on condition that the children should be admitted to the show free of charge. To this he agreed and the result was highly Gratifying the children expressing their Delight in rapturous exclamations at every succeeding pictorial scene. After the exhibition was Over the room was cleared when dancing began and was maintained with unflagging animation till break of Day. James m Donald Farmer Little River who so mysteriously disappeared some eleven months ago has returned Home to his family in apparent health and spirits. Or. Chesterfield Farmer you Yang is Busy erecting a Barrier of slabs round a considerable portion of his land against the inroads of the rabbits that infest the adjacent Hills in such sound. Less myriads. The slabs Are four feet in length and Are sunk in the ground to a depth of eight inches thus leaving three feet four inches standing erect and topped with a Well strained wire about four inches above the slabs. Certainly or. Chesterfield deserves that the great labour and expense he is incurring should be rewarded with Success and it would be vexing indeed if the furred cusses were to learn to top the Fence and so surmount the obstruction that seems for the present to bar their Way. I have been told that some Farmers in the neighbourhood of Rowsley went to the trouble and expense of erecting slab fences six feet in height but without Avail As the rabbits leapt on to the top of the Fence and from that Down into the crop within the enclosure. It would be interesting to know whether this is really the Case and if the experimenters could offer Auy suggestion As to the Best defensive measures to be adopted to effectually oppose the invaders. Blackwood. Proi our own correspondent a Young Man named James m Lellan had a very narrow escape from being seriously injured last thursday. He was employed at m Pherson s Sawmill Trentham and was bringing a truck Down a Steep incline when losing command of the Brake the truck travelled at great Speed eventually running off the rails and throwing him a great distance. Thos. Fenni Carter at Barry s reef lost a Fine draught horse last saturday. To was carting a House away to Kingston on a Waggon and the horse strained its inside with heavy lifting and died the next Day. The Rev. Or. Armstrong of Daylesford will preach three sermons next sunday morning and evening at All saints red Hill and in the after noon at St. Stephens Barry s reef. After each service he will administer the holy sacrament to communicants. On the same Day the Rev. Or. Osborne of Gipp land will hold three services morning and afternoon in the Wesleyan Chapel Barry s reef and in the evening at Simmons reef. A Cricket match was played at Barry s reef last saturday Between eleven of Barry s and eleven of the mountaineers. The Barry s reef made in their first innings 45, and in the second 61 total 109. Mountaineers first 38, second 75 total 113. The latter club winning by four runs and two wickets. J. Noble 22 and j. Peart 22, not out distinguished themselves for Barry s reel and Seymour 34, for the mountaineers. Melton. Fro i our own correspondent it was Only in the last report i sent you that i mentioned the death of or. Charles m Donald. This week i have to report the death of his aged father. The Shock caused by the death of his Favourite son was too much for the octogenarian and he gradually Sank and died on saturday last. As he had resided with his late son at the Green Hills for Many years he was very Well known and his funeral was largely attended on monday last by relatives and Neighbours to see the remains of the genial old Man consigned to their last resting place beside those of his son in our local cemetery. The Only Case of any interest which came before or. Shuter ., on Friday last was a Small debt Casem. Hayes v. Joseph Scott .�2, being the balance due on the Sale of a stack of Barley Straw. Scott produced a receipt signed by Hayes showing the amount to have been paid but on the other hand the receipt was shown to have been altered and there the difficulty arose Hayes stating that he could not remember having altered it. After the evidence had been taken Down his worship decided to dismiss the Case with costs to defendant. The Sunbury cricketers Are expected to play Here on saturday to Day. Melton will have to put their Best foot Forward and have their Eye in to win As the Sunbury club Are reported to be very Strong. The weather is dry and the work of threshing is proceeding vigorously with i Hope a satisfactory return to All concerned. We have got a temporary addition to our trades men in the shape of a photographer who will be Happy to receive a visit from those who like to see themselves on paper. The Reservoir is leaking badly and i would advise the Council to Drain it off and make an attempt to make it of use when it May be required the next dry season. I hear that the wife of or. Daniel Ress in former times a resident Here died at Carisbrook on sunday. She will be buried on wednesday. On the evening of tuesday 11th instant during a thunderstorm a resident of Green Hills experienced a miraculous escape from sudden death. When driving to Digger s rest about 7 o clock and passing Over the Bridge at the Yan Gardock Creek about one mile from Toolen a very loud crack of Thunder and electric discharge in the shape of a Ball of fire passed Over his head striking a tree on the opposite Side of the Road and blowing up chips and dirt to a great height also pieces of the tree and bark. One piece of the tree struck the ground within two feet of where the buggy passed and another very heavy piece was carried forty Yards from the tree half Way across the Road besides Many smaller pieces of Wood and bark scattered about everywhere within 100 Yards of the tree. The Shock was Felt for a few minutes and caused the horse to shy and Bolt. The tree bears the appearance of having been struck about ten feet from the ground by a Cannon Ball and a number of Rifle bullets and Burnt with Gunpowder. Keilor. From our own correspondent. Awn oter serious Bush fire has occurred Here Dunn ing the last week within the precincts of the town ship. The fire started in or. W. Taylor s woodshed paddock containing Over 400 acres the whole of which was destroyed. The fire is supposed to have originated through a spark falling from a passing engine As the railway runs through the property. A Cricket match Between Braybrook and Keilor clubs took place on the ground of the former last saturday. Owing to the bumpy ground the batting was very poor and our local cricketers who Are used to a Good ground made a very Small score All being disposed of for 20 runs. The Braybrook men made 40, and thus won the match by 20 runs. The professional cricketer employed by the Bray Brook Cricket club did some very Good work and c. Browne bowled Well for Keilor. The weather Here during last week was very sultry indeed Bult on sunday a Cool Breeze set in which continued until yesterday when the hot winds again made their appearance. The latter still continued and the heat just now is almost unbearable. There is however a Prospect of a thunderstorm. Wyndha i and the Plains. Frn or our own correspondent at the last monthly meeting of the Wyndham Shire Council tenders for works were accepted As follows ten chains pitching and Metal construction Ballan and Black Forest roads South Riding �72 17s. 7d., Martin Hogan. Ten chains pitching and Metal construction Maddock s rail Way Gate Cut Paw Paw East Riding �69 15s., James Curry. Slaughtering licenses were granted to the following persons without opposition Walter Adams Henry Stone f. Tucker e. J. Connop. J. F. Conron s application for a renewal of his License was opposed by the inspector on the grounds that his Yards were n6t kept clean. Postponed for one month. In connection with the matter of Slaughter Yards i have to announce that in addition to the License fee of �2 per annul the fees authorised by the second Section of the abattoirs amending statute will have to be paid to treasurer of the Shire in future. It was found on examination of the returns that by collecting the fees referred to the act could be worked without the loss which has been made upon it for years past and that most of the Money would come from persons slaughtering for the Melbourne meat markets near Footscray. The rate collector s report showed .1.760 of the new rate collected and about �300 still owing. This return was for the period ending 31st december 1880. Tenders returnable at next meeting were ordered to be called for 15 chains Metal construction on Heath s Road and 10 chains on Blackshaw Road both in the East Riding. Or. Connop made an application on behalf of con tractor Berry for a rectification of a mistake of 100 cubic Yards of Metal which he had made in tender Engfor Yorkson the Little River. The specifications showed 240 Yards but in copying the schedule Berry wrote and charged for 140 Yards. As he was bound by the Lump sum this mistake reduced his contract Price from 5s. 6d. To 3s. 2 d. Per Yard and hence the application which was refused but ordered that in future schedules be supplied by the Engineer to All intending contractors at a uni form charge of is. Each. It will perhaps be in the recollection of your readers that some three or four months Back or. J. W. Cowderoy of Footscray but who is a rate payer of the South Riding made a written application to the Council to cause obstructions on a Road leading from the Melbourne and Geelong Road to his property in Bulban to be removed. Said Road is said to be obstructed by a Gate or Stonewall erected by the messes. Chirnside and by a Gate on the railway about three Miles East of the Little River. The Council in due course communicated with the parties named and at the last meet ing the reply of the Secretary for railways was read to the effect that the department does not feel justified in incurring the expense which would be involved by opening the said Gate. It appears that the Council is powerless As against the Eail Way department and it is very improbable indeed that failing the removal of the obstruction placed upon the Road by the government private individuals will be interfered with. It does not appear that opening this particular Road whilst it May somewhat inconvenience the messes. Chirnside would be of any use or convenience to the rate payers or the Public. There certainly has been no expression of opinion on the matter or no desire evinced to have the obstruction removed. The contract for the repair of the damages caused by the recent heavy floods to the Little River Bridge at Rothwell fell to or. William Thwaite of Williamstown and exceeds �1,000, to be jointly borne by the Shires of Corio and Wynd Ham. The Wyndham Engineer supervises there erection and the contract is progressing. The concert and Ball which took place in novem Ber last in the Shire Hall in Aid of the funds about being raised for repairs to r c. Chapel resulted satisfactorily and i understand that the needful repairs Are now about to be entered on. The name of the old Bridge inn has now been changed As Well As its ownership. It is now called the racecourse hotel and in addition to a new Hall and a very Nice Row of stabling having been erected in connection with it extensive alterations and improvements Are being effected within the building itself besides this the coun cil has caused the approaches to it and other business places along the main Street to be channelled and metalled so that approaches May be thoroughly dry in Winter time. I regret to have to chronicle the death by whooping cough of the twin children of or. Win. Fredericks. The monthly Sale of Stock &o., held at mrs. Omahony s Camp hotel Yards on the 11th inst. Was the Best supplied and attended which has taken place for the last two years. Dairy cattle were in brisk demand and i would strongly advise those who Are desirous of disposing of this class of Stock to try the next monthly Sale to be held on tuesday 8th february. Entries will be received at the Camp hotel up to the hour of Sale. The Hay season is now Over and with wonder fully satisfactory results As far As the yield and the Quality Are concerned in fact there have never before been such heavy crops in the Dis. Strict nor finer weather for saving them but the worst of it is that the Price is so Low and the consumption so limited in Melbourne our Only Market place that it really is not Worth having. Fancy 50s. Per ton for prime Manger Hay the principal growers this year Are messes. Thomas Agar John Beamish Frank Beamish a. Beamish Alfred Leake George Duncan Peter i Donald William Robinson Davies , a. The dry weather is now beginning to be Felt and a Good fall of rain is devoutly to be wished for. The grass though abundant is dry and Bush fires Are very much dreaded. Gisborne. From oils own correspondent the Gisborne state school concert has been fixed for easter monday evening. The proceeds will be expended on the Purchase of prizes and the balance if any on tree planting and other improvements. A influential committee have under taken the management of this entertainment and they have thus Early fired the Date to prevent any other projected entertainment clashing with theirs As has happened on previous occasions in gis borne. A destructive fire was occasioned on wednesday by the carelessness of a smoker who after indulging in the Weed it the pipe in his pocket and threw the garment Down in the stockyard of or. James Kerr. The Vest was soon in flames which reached a stack and the wind being High the whole produce of the farm for two years was in a Short time reduced to ashes. This misfortune Points a double moral viz., the necessity of greater care in the use of fire and the advantage of fire Assurance. 1 do not know whether or. Kerr is insured or not. The property destroyed is i am told valued at about e200. The weather which has been very warm changed on wednesday evening when refreshing rain set in which continued till thursday after noon. Evening service will be held in Gisborne Presby Terian Church on sunday next at the usual hour. Co Maidai. From our own correspondent the entertainment held at the state school 116. Co Madai on Friday 14th january on behalf of the children s Pic Nic was a Success the room being moderately filled and the night being All that could be desired for such an entertainment. All present enjoyed themselves. The takings at the door were 51s. The Pic Nib will be held on easter monday on the school ground along with other sports. Ballan. Fro Vovou own correspondent tas Cricket match on saturday last Between Egerton and Ballan proved to be the closest con test and most exciting Gane Ever played on the Ballan ground. Pretty stiff Odds were offered by the Egerton ians that Ballan would not score 50 runs. They thought their Demon Bowler Hudson could do As he liked but like Many others found they had made a mistake As he did not take a single wicket. The Fielding on both sides was excellent or. Trott especially being in Good form and doing the lion s share making 59 in his first and 21 in his second innings. I must not omit mentioning the first class All round play of or. Miller who was unfortunately run out in both innings but shall expect to see something grand from him on a future occasion. For Egerton c. Gribble made the highest score 22 Byres coming next with 15, none of the others getting into double figures in the first innings. Below Are the scores by which it will be seen that Ballan lost by one wicket and one run within three minutes of the time for the stumps to be drawn. Ballan. First innings. Shilliton b Byres. O Trott c Hudson b Byres. 59 Hamilton b Byres. 0 Miller run out. 8 m Coll b George. 11 Inglis b c. Gribble. 1 Mogg b c. Gribble. 2 Blake b c. Gribble. 2 Lawrence b George. Pyke b George. 0.Denholm, not out. 12 sundries. 9 total. 107 second innings. Shilliton c Hudson b Byres. 1 Trott b c. Gribble. 21 Hamilton c Gribble b Byres. 2 Miller run out. 0 m Coll c Roberts b Byres 0 Inglis b c Gribble. 8 Mogg c Rogers b Byres. 0 Blake not out. 2 Lawrence b c. Gribble. 0 Pyke b c. Gribble. 5 Denholm c Hudson b Byres. 0 sundries. 6 total.45 Egerton. First innings. C. Gribble b Trott. 22 Hudson b Trott. 7 Downing a Blake b Trott. 6 Roberts b a Coll. 5 Byres b m Coll. 15 j. Gribble c Inglis b in Coll. 1 Davey b m Coll. 8 Stephens run out. 4 Rogers e m Coll b Trott. 4 Hicks b m Coll 1 George not out. 1 sundries. 15 total. 89 second innings. C. Gribble b Pyke. 4 Hudson c Denholm b Pyke. 11 Downing thrown out. 6 Roberts b m Coll. 10 Byres b m Coll. 0 j. Gribble c i Coll b Pyke. 11 Davey b m Coll. 3 Stephens not out. 5 Rogers not out. 6 Hicks b m Coll. 0 George b Pyke. 3 sundries. 5 total. 64 a two foot t Wear tight shoes. Is your cough any easier said one of poor Hood s acquaintances on calling to see How he was. It should be said the wit from his Pillow " i be been practising All teacher " suppose that you have two Sticks of Candy and your big brother gives you two More How Many have you got then Little boy shaking his head " you Don t know him. He Ain t that kind of a Tihe Apple crop in America is this year enormous and it is estimated that 500,000 barrels will be shipped to Europe. The californian plane p2latansmts Galfor Nica far exceeds any other in the enormous size of its leaves which measure about a foot Square and it is a most distinct kind too and one which May be easily distinguished from All others by this character alone. Even a Young Plant of it is a Noble object and too much cannot be said in its favour As an Orna mental tree. An Ordinary farm Waggon should be greased very Well every monday morning. Spring Waggon should be greased after it has run forty or fifty Miles while a Light Carriage being driven faster and having less surface or room for the grease should be greased when it has run thirty Miles or so always wiping the spindles clean and Bright before applying the grease. For carriages Only use Castor Oil and but a few drops to each spindle but for heavy business or farm waggons use the common Axle grease. Copper is useful to the Farmer in Many ways As rivets for repairing harness As wire for binding handles of splintered tools. &c., it is invaluable for it never rusts and is As flexible As twine As Copper straps for re pairing Spring shafts and spokes and other things it will constantly be called for. When any tool harness Wagg on or any thing else Breaks do not wait till you need it for use before repairing it but get it mended at once. If a horse loses a shoe do not wait till he becomes lame Bat have it set immediately. Use Petroleum As a preservative of Allex posed Woodwork and tools. It is very cheap and penetrates the pores. It is Good for All Wood buildings Good for Gates farm waggons rakes and Forks and for All rustic work exposed to weather. It will pay its Cost Back again at least 1,000 per cent. On Rainy Days examine your mowers and reapers and All other machinery of a similar character Clear off All the grease on the axles which has been hardened by dust and put All in Good running order. Kerosene applied to such parts will enable you to clean them easily. There is just at present quite a Rush upon British Hereford cattle by american Stook breeders report says they suit the hardships of the Plains and the colder Winter climate better than the shorthorn. Is a Paddy that is the worst looking horse you drive i Ever saw. Why Don t you fatten him up i fart him up is it Faix the poor Baste can hardly carry the Little mate that s on him now replied Paddy. Sensible Are asked every Day through the columns of newspapers and by your druggist to use something for your dyspepsia and your liver complaint that you know nothing about. You get discouraged spending Money with but Little Success. Now to give you satisfactory proof that Green s August Flower will cure you of dyspepsia and liver complaint with All its effects such As sour stomach sick headache. Habitual Cost Veness palpitation of the heart heartburn. Water Brash fullness at the pit of stomach yellow skin coated Tongue indigestion swing Ming of the head Low spirits &c., we ask you Togo to your druggist and get a Sample bottle of. Green s August Flowen for 9d. And try it oru a regular size for 4s. Two doses will relieve you. All chemists. Wholesale agents Rocke to Peitl & co., Advt molasses for the Dairyman. There is one Queensland product which the Dairyman and milk Farmer might use with advantage to himself and to h is Mil. And which can be obtained at a suffix evenly Low Price for the purpose. We refer to molasses Farmers Are Little aware of its value and Many May be inclined to laugh at it butt is a fact that when properly used it is most fattening to horses cattle and even sheep and it gives an exceedingly Sweet and pleasant taste to the milk and increases the yield of Cream. Years ago when the writer was one of twelve employ6s on a Large farm each of whom had a pair of horses to look after there was one Man whose team always looked Sleeker in the coat and fatter than those of the rest of us although All were on the same allowance of Grain and on the average were at much the same description of work. The allowance per horse was 51b. Of Indian Gram or 61b. Of wheat per diem and potatoes and chaff with out stint. Some of us boiled the potatoes some put them through a Cutter and other fed them whole but this Man always mashed his up raw with some chaff and let them Fer ment and then mixed them with More chaff and the Way in which his horses used to eat up their Manger full of what was very often Musty chaff was astonishing to the rest opus. Till we discovered that he regularly dissolved in the water with which he netted the chaff about 61b. Per week of coarse Brown sugar. Molasses was then dearer than sugar but since that time Queensland has become a sugar growing country and Many selectors can procure this waste product of the Mill at a very Low rate indeed to such we say get it and feed it to your cows in the Winter along with pulped up Sweet potatoes or Man golds and chaff made fromn even inferior Hay or Rusty Straw. If you sell your milk you will soon find your customers praising its excellence for we speak from personal experience in the matter. The following is the account Given by an English milk Farmer of his method of preparing a similar mess of Chis Dairy cattle i purchased treacle this Winter at 0os. Per cwt. Or a trifle Over old. Per land the Way in which my milking cows eat the Mouldy Hay and tasteless Straw of this year is sur prising and most Gratifying. I first Cut the Hay and Straw into chaff which i spread Over the floor of the mixing House pulp about half the usual Quantity of Mangold throw it Over the Heap of chaff adding a thin layer of chaff Over the pulped Mangold. I have the Neces sary Quantity of treacle ready in some vessel an empty treacle cask would do i use an old unfixed Copper and mix it with sufficient water to dissolve the treacle stirring it up Well. Then with an Ordinary watering pot i Sprinkle the Heap of chaff &c., quickly and regularly All Over and then turn the whole mass Over without delay Well Meijing it in the process. It should be then again turned Over and More water added it it is not already wet enough and allowed to remain from twelve to Twenty four hours according to Tlle atmosphere when it will commence to ferment. And is then ready for use the smell of the treacle being plainly distinguishable All Over the Heap. I am no using about lab. Treacle daily to each cow. This costs a fraction Over Penny per head per Day not a heavy outlay. Considering the Way any inferior food is turned into a nourishing and Rel Shable . The bread Reform league. Such is the name assumed by the promoters of a movement which originated in London and which is rapidly spreading for the purpose of procuring the general use of a More nourish ing bread. The promoters of it have no pecuniary interest in its Success the object being entirely a humanitarian one started under the auspices of the ladies sanitary association miss m. Yates a member of this association being Secretary of the bread Reform league. So much for its Bona Feldes its platform is the spreading the knowledge of the dietetic advantages of wheat meal bread and inducing Millers to grind the wheat and Bakers to make bread of a Fine granular Mea made according to the method of or. C. Morfit who gives free use of this process and who has not As detractors have stated any Patent or invented any special Mill. The Success of this 1, depends upon the use of a steel Mill which will deliver the mealy particles free from irritating edges and Points. When wheat is ground Between stones it is stated the bran is delivered As Flat Sharp edged Spicule which have a very irritating effect on the organs of digestion and if the meal be ground finely Between stones the Quality of the flour is killed " when the whole of the wheat is ground by this process the irritating effect of Ordinary whole meal is remedied and a palatable loaf is the result. A Large and influential meeting of the association has lately been held at the Kensington town Hall under the presidency of or. Richardson and there Are now Over 100 Bakers shops in London willing to sell this granular wheat meal bread at the same Price As White bread and they report a Large and daily increasing demand for it. Or. Morfit s process is said to involve no Large expenditure and very Little extra trouble to the Miller. The writer in the 1lfark Lane express of the column headed Sample by a Man of Mark Lane thus expresses himself upon the subject having tried the granular when meal bread recommended by m iss Yates i am a Complete convert to the views of the bread Reform league and most cordially do i com mend miss Yates s Appeal to the attention of Millers Bakers and Consumers. This bread is As much Superior to the Ordinary Brown bread As cheese is to Chalk and it is far More palatable and digestible than the whole meal bread produced from coarse flattened meal ground by the common process and contain ing the irritating outer cuticle of the wheat. There is no doubt that this new bread does contain a much larger proportion of Bone forming and brain feeding constituents pliant White bread and according to my taste it is much nicer into the bargain. The. Bread is especially to be recommended for the use of working men and their families1 and most of All to those who like the agricultural labour ing class do not eat much meat. It is to be hoped that the bread Reform league Wilk soon have branches in All parts of the country " this is High Praise and from , so we sincerely Hope the league w ill extend the knowledge of this prices to these colonies. Queenslander. Rev. Is. Hall said that. Every Blade of grass was a Sermon. The next Day he himself by clipping his a parishioner said that s right doctor. Cat your sermons when a woman wants to., slim. Bangs her hair and when she wants to. Be ugly she Bangs the door

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