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Beechworth Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Newspaper) - May 16, 1878, Beechworth, Victoria National Library of Australia shipping intelligence. Port of Melbourne. Arrived. May 14. Clyde barque from Mauritius thessaly a ship from London. City of Adelaide s.s., from Sydney. Ker Angie s =., from Newcastle. Sailed. May 14. Martha Schooner for Western port. Springbok barque for Newcastle. Ellen barque for Newcastle. Thorwaldsen barque for Guam. Adela s.s., for Sydney. Bank of Victoria Yackandandah. A crafts issued. Interest allowed on july deposits. Gold purchased and general banking business transacted. R. Vicars Poole acting manager. Bank of Victoria Ford and Camp streets Beechworth. Drafts issued. Interest allowed on deposits. Gold purchased. J. P. Daniell manager. Oriental Bank corporation Pord Street Beechworth and at Bright Stanley and Al Dorado. Drafts issued. Interest allowed on deposits. Gold purchased. Wyatt Hickling agent. Death. Keogh. At the ovens District Hospital on the 15th May 1s7s, John a corp late of Everton aged 70 years. A tic 0lmi5 Aub Liiv Vii buy Tiscar. Established 1854. Bit is Truu Liberty when free born men having to advise the Public May speak Hilton. Thursday May Lgon 1s78. Agricultural statistics. Figures though generally regarded As particularly uninteresting May be made quite the contrary and though statistics Are looked upon As dry still they Are necessary to show the state of things and cannot be dispensed with. It used to be said of the Hon. W. E. Glad Stone when Chancellor of the exchequer that he was Ous of the few men who could make an eloquent and really interesting budget speech. In this Colony we have in or Hayter the government statist a gentleman who seems to have the gift of putting his figures in an intelligible manner and his year Book is not Only readable but actually interesting As showing the pro Gress of the Colony. In last Friday s Gazette he publishes the agricultural statistics for the year ending 31st March 1s7s, and these show that the season has been eminently a prosperous one and the Farmers have great cause for congratulation. Despite other influences which have so disturbed the social horizon and produced so much disquiet Ude and trouble the Farmer has had decidedly a Good year the weather has been propitious and As a result the crops generally have been Good whilst prices have ruled High and there has always been a ready Market for All kinds of produce which those Wise in their generation have not neglected to take advantage of. The total Quantity of land in occupation in the Colony is 14,650,123 acres being Over three quarters of a million of acres in excess of that occupied the preceding year. Of this 1,397,363 has been under tillage. Subdividing this under its several Heads we find that 693,037 acres have been under Grain crops 39,890 acres under Green crops exclusive of those in mar Ket and Kitchen gardens 175,003 acres Laid Down in Hay 8s7,346 acres with Green forage and 2s,9s7 acres sown with other crops including tobacco vines Garden produce and such like. In wheat there is a Large increase of land which More than compensates for the decrease in the Quantity of land sowed with Oats Barley Maize and Rye the total increase of land Laid Down under Grain crops amounting to upwards of 120,000 acres. In Green crops there is a decreased acreage of 3360 acres the principal canse being in the less Quan Tity of land planted with potatoes. Hay land shows an increase of 27,595 acres and there Are proportionate advances in Green and other crops 72,222 acres have been allowed to lie fallow and we cannot but think now that the All important ques Tion of land exhaustion is occupying so much of Public attention that it would be better for the Farmers to allow their and a Little More rest than they have been in the habit of doing otherwise it will soon refuse to do its duty and yield it increase. Rest is absolutely required if the soil is to sustain its producing Power and in this walk of life As in Many others he who strives to get Rich fast makes a fatal mistake. Because land yields a splendid crop one year thoughtless inexperienced men seem to run away with the notion that it should always do so and so year after year they crop it never giving it a rest and year by year the returns become smaller and smaller until at length tired out in the natural course of events it in unable to yield anything. Land requires rest and it is to be hoped the sensible practical remarks made by or r. W. E. Mcivor the agricultural chemist on the subject May not be lost sight of. With regard to the Gross produce of each description of crop there is an enormous increase in Grain crops. Daring the year no less than 6,864,222 bushels of wheat were produced showing an increase Over the past twelve months of Over a million and a half bushels or Over 30 per cent. There Are slight decreases in Oats Barley and Maize the quantities raised being 2,080,442 bushels 375,493 bushels and 22,050 bushels respectively. In Green crops 138,022 tons were raised including amongst others 114,834 ions potatoes 19,258 less than last year2357 tons turnips a vegetable we think not half valued enough and which it would pay sheep Farmers to grow in Large quantities As no better feed for their Stock could be obtained during seasons of drought when so Many Annu ally perish 15,505 tons Mangel Wurzel the total decrease in this class of crops amounting to 20,224 tons. 205,454 tons of Hay have been raised and none too much As there is a great Demund for this indispensable class of fodder. Of other crops May be specified 15,827 cwt. Of tobacco which would have been much greater had it not been for a fatal disease which in several parts of the country at tacked the plants. Increased attention is being paid to this Industry particularly amongst the chinese and if the season be favourable the return next year will be far larger. Greater inducement is offered to growers by the establishment of manufactories in various parts of the Colony. There is a very decided falling off in the Quantity of grapes gathered the amount being 87,726 cwt., As against 101,011 cwt. Last whilst there is a de crease of 22,693 Gallons in the Quantity of wine manufactured which is to be accounted for by the fact that the Industry has not received sufficient consideration. Wine was manufactured by persons in experienced in the Trade was rushed into the Market As soon As it was made not having had time to mature was mixed with deleterious compounds and thus was condemned. In fact save in a few isolated instances the wines of Vic Toria have not had a fair Chance and hence the Industry has not prospered or assumed the proportions it was expected at one time it would do. Glancing briefly at the average returns As com pared with the preceding year the twelve months j us expired have been in this respect extremely Good. Taking a few of the principal products we find As Fol lows wheat 12j bushels Oats 194 bushels and Barley 19$ bushels to the acre potatoes 34 tons Bay one and one sixth tons and tobacco 6$ cwt. To the acre. The prospects for the coming season Are magnificent in fact the Laud never looked better and there is every probability of Large yields Good prices and general Prosperity for the Farmers during the season 1s78-79. European telegrams. From the Argus correspondent. J the one thousand guineas. London May 10. The one thousand Guinea stakes of 100 sons. Each one mile was Mil to Day and was won by or Gerard s Cli f Pilgri Mage by the Earl lady Audley. Nine horses ran. Keuter s telegrams London May 7. The Chancellor or the exchequer in reply to questions put to Liim in the House of commons said that As Active diplomatic negotiations were being carried on with Russia under circumstances any discus Sion on the subject would not Only be in advisable but might be injurious in its results. He also added that the govern ment had resolved to support the Indian British expeditionary Force and it was thought piste unnecessary to formally acquaint the Clotise on the matter. London May 9. The principal difference in the direct negotiations now proceeding Between the English and russian cabinets is stated to be the future disposal of Bulgaria and the cession of Batum on the coast of Armenia. Russian troops Are marching in great Force on the latter place. London May 10. The turks will Only consent to a partial evacuation by them of Shumla because the russians will not withdraw further than St. Georges ?. London May 11. The withdrawal of the russian troops from the Vicinity of constantinople Lias been Semi officially denied at St. Peters Burg and it is stated that such withdrawal is impossible until the turks have evacuated the bulgarian fortresses and the British ironclad Squadron has left the sea of Marmora. Berlin May 11. The emperor of Germany has been shot at. He however escaped unhurt. The would be Assassin has been arrested. Nothing is known so far As to whom lie is Anil the motive which led to the deed. London May 7. Count Schouvaloff the russian ambassador in London proceeds to St. Peters Burg on ail important Mission. London May 9. Negotiations Between Russia and eng land Are now Active and Hopes of a favourable Issue Are increasing. Sir Stafford not Cote in a speech at Oxford said he hoped now that the end of the difficulty was approaching. The russian s have removed their depots to the lines of Schat Alchi. Shipping. London May 7. Arrived. Carmarthen Castle ship from Melbourne january 22 Wliam Poa s.s., from Melbourne March 15 Tijuna barque from Geelong january 25 Brilliant ship from Sydney february 9 Daty so ship from port Chalmers february 16 St. Leonards ship from Wel Lington february 11. The Aberdeen went ashore at Divige Ness but was got off Agahi with the Assis Tance of a tug without injury. Commercial. London May 9. Consols 96. Bank rate of discount 3 per cent. Market rate of discount 2$ per cent. A Lieut Dull Adelaide 59s to Gas. Tallow Flat. Tin Straits �60 15s australian �60 15s. The next dutch tin auction will be held i Holland on the 28th hist., when 20,000 slabs will be offered. Copper Burra �71 5s Wallaroo �71. Flour Adelaide 40s. New zealand 44 per cent loan 103 tasmanian 6 wer cent. 117 Queensland 4 per cent., 95 South australian 4j or cent., 96 new South Wales 4 per cent., 100 Victoria 4 per cent., 964, baby of England weekly return. Total re server in notes and Bullion a 750,000. Mining to add election meeting. As so much interest Wuh tres in the result of the forthcoming a Leffin of a member to fill the place of the iat Kir Lorimer in the Beech Worth mining Siard it will he Well for All parties concern to Bear in mind that or Gannell one of 4he_ctui�iidates, intends to address the miners and others at or s. Vine s butchers arms hotel this thursday even ing at 8 o clock when he will give a Clear statement of his views and opinions on All matters connected with the position he aspires to. J telegraphic despatches. Victoria from our own correspondent Melbourne wednesday. Application was made in Chambers on behalf of defendant in the libel action Hon. Alex. Fraser m.l.c., v. Syme proprietor of the at a newspaper for leave to put interrogatories to the plaintiff wit i reference to the subject matter of the alleged libel and also to postpone the trial till june to enable defend inuit to get replies from their agents in England. The chief Justice said the Only plea could be not guilty and not to would not permit the interrogatories but was disposed to Grant an adjourn ment. Eventually the matter was postponed until Friday to enable defendant to consider what course he would take under the circumstances. The libel complained of is contained in an article which appeared in the Aye wherein or Fraser s conduct is the paper said in allowing his father to die in a work Lions in England was severely commented on. A Young Man named Henry k. Ham mond was sentenced to six months imprisonment for stealing �54, the property of the omnibus employed him him As a Junior clerk. The evidence showed he had been industrious and re liable but chinese lotteries induced Lipini to go astray. The amount of his Deal cations were made Good by his friends. At the inquest on the Man Binge am killed near the Flinders Street station Oil monday night the jury found a verdict of suicide whilst suffering from temporary insanity. The Points Man stated yesterday night he saw a Man lurking about the same place. He shouted and ran Forward when the Man ran off. The facts of the Esse were simply these just at the Entrance to the Yards and near the end of the platform a Man was frightfully Muti lated by the train arriving from Richmond at 9.15 . Passing Over him. He was picked up at once but life was quite extinct the injuries having caused instantaneous death. A passage warrant by the Yorks Liiro in the name of Robert Binge Ham was found upon the body As was also a Pawn ticket for a pin. He was a Fine muscular looking fellow with red hair and about 30 years of age. Walter Larcher alias Reynolds has been arrested for obtaining �00 Worth of seeds from rail ton and co. He represented that he was a selector in Gipp land and mentioned a number of messes rail ton s Best Gipp land customers As references. On obtaining the seeds he sold them much under Cost Price. A deputation asked the minister of lands to hold the next National agricultural show at Geelong. Or Longmore said it had been considered advisable to hold the show Oil the confines of newly settled districts but the Experiment had not been a Success. As Geelong was Well connected by rail he could Promise to accede to the request. 1700 fat cattle and 16, 000 fat sleep and lambs were carded to Day. The Large Supply resulted in the fall of �1 a head Oil cattle. Sheep kept at quotations. The Best fat Bullocks fetched from �10 to �12 Good from �8 to �9 10s seconds from �0 10s to �7 10s inferior �5 10s. Cross Beds preponderates among sheep. Best Wethers realised from 17 s cd to 18s go a few extra prime 22s Good 15s go to 16s seconds 15s inferior 10s go. There is an upward tendency in bread stuffs. The Market is quiet with flour at �12 wheat 5s 74d for fair milling to 5s Oil for prime footing grains Are stiff and arc Likely to continue so. The weather is flue and cold. There were slip up showers this morning. Typhoid fever has made its appearance in the chinese Camp Maryborough. The closed roads commission Are sitting at Geelong and taking evidence with re Ference to roads on Chirnside s estate. New South Wales. Sydney wednesday. The Man Holland whose Skull was smashed yesterday by a Man named Moloney with a Tomahawk is not dead but cannot live. Byancy papers have been hoaxes and Job Lilied an announcement of the death and burial of a Well known citizen who is in the enjoyment of excellent health. Captain Pascoe of the French barque Janaloo reports two european women living with natives of the Ellice group in the tropics. South Australia. Adelaide wednesday. The Garonne sailed at Midnight yester Day. A committee has been formed and has resolved to Trees a children s Hospital. Queensland. Cooktown wednesday. The Torres Straits mail Steamer Bowen Lias got Small pox aboard and Ltd no communication Here. She has taken All the Cooktown mails Anil passengers South. Tue Georgia mix Kels. This talented company of real genuine negro minstrels no Burnt Cork about it must not be forgot ten give their first entertainment this even ing at the Odd Fellows Hall. Judging from the universally favourable comments published by the press in every locality where they have Given performances a Rich treat is certain to be provided for All visitors. Report states and we have reason to know its correctness that it is Worth All the Money Only to see Bill Wilson s Mouth it is Sim nov in Friar Ful to describe its Width and cavernous depth is impossible. With Moonlight nights popular prices and first class amusement bumper Bouses should be had As we Hope will be the Oase. The company perform at the same place on to Morrow and saturday even Ings and we should mention give a Chil Dren s entertainment on saturday afternoon. Rutherglen Shire Council and its �100. Our readers will remember that some while Back the above Council in paying an account to a Man named Kelly gave him a Cheque drawn for �100 More than the amount due to him and which was by him presented and ensued. On discovery of the error the ques Tion arose Bow to rectify it the Council could not arrive at any conclusion therefore their solicitors were consulted Aud even those gentlemen Learned in the Law expressed some doubt on the subject. Eventually however it was resolved to proceed against Kelly and accordingly to mend the matter failure was made to bring the Case Forward at the last sittings of the Assize court causing a necessary postponement. It is now we learn positively determined to make another Effort to get Back the �100, such Effort to be made in the county court at Rutherglen on the 31st inst. Unless As it would appear to us some More Active measures Are taken to put the Case on a proper footing and to ensure the attendance of necessary witnesses the Council will stand a Good Chance not Only of going Forth to seek Wool and finding none but further of coming Home themselves shorn. Corporations Are strange bodies at times. Murray River. Tuesday Wah Gunyah River 4ft. Above summer level barometer 29 70 thermometer 52" weather Calm Dull and Cloudy Tike rain no shipping Echuca River 13ft. Lou. Above summer level barometer 30 15 thermometer 53 weather Calm. Wednesday Echuca River 13ft. 10in. Above summer level barometer 30.15 thermometer 52 weather Calm and Dell with Light rain. Wang buy a River 14ft. Above Sunier level barometer 29.76 thermometer 52 weather Calm and Cloudy with Light rain arrived tuesday evening mar Rumba Date from Echuca. J Myrtleford. Our own correspondent writing from Myrtleford sends us the follow ing at the court of Petty sessions at this place on Friday the 10th inst., before messes o Donnell and Woodside . A a Small debt Case was the Only one brought before the Bench and As the amount demanded with costs Lia d been paid into court just before the Bench sat the Case was struck out. There were no applications and the court adjourned. Myrtleford will be astir for some time with meetings of candidates for a seat in the mining Board a concert in Aid of the building fund of the Church of England and mining Board elections Sec some five or six candidates Are in the Field and All i can say is May the Best Man win. The Bright Siire Council have been making necessary repairs on the Road to bar widget and now a pleasant ride or drive can be had in that direction. The Hail and storm that raged from Greta along the ranges towards the Buffalo has done Small damage to the Farmers Aud graziers but nothing in comparison to the damage inflicted on the selectors on the King River hurdle Creek and upper Mur Ray. The Gra s and Stock on this part of the ovens and Buek and Are looking Well. The land tax classifiers have been up Here and they stated that if the land were to be Esti mated by the appearance of Blooming girls Rosy cheeked boys and the healthy appearance of their parents that they would have no hesitation in placing it in the class no. 1. This Speaks Well for the Healthfulness of the District hut we have known Barren Hill country in other lands that were healthful to All animals including Mankind but certainly could not be classified As Rich pastoral or agricultural land. One of the land owners was delighted to meet the classifiers and he and they having partaken of some of the juice of the grape they declared that if they Par took of More of the hospitality of the Dwel lers on the ovens and tributaries the land would have to be classified As All Black soil. Small Beer was the Only Supply afterwards pro curable in the Way of drink and How it May act upon the report deponent say eth not. At Happy Valley the Quantity of Rock Salt in the cleared paddocks attracted attention and some of the owners stated they found it one of the Best preventatives for Fluke. This May be of some practical value to graziers in similarly sheltered valleys. Or James m lean and or Rodda late manager of the red jacket have taken up 150 head of store cattle to a Ruu formerly known As old Man s hell Hole Buffalo River it is now More euphonious by designated Glen Orah. The mob started from Myrtleford saturday the 11th, and As the country is difficult to reach or m lean and partner have procured a number of Good drovers to assist them in driving. Sergeant Larkin and const. Arnold have been away in the Hills Hunting after the notorious Kelly party but i regret to say with no successful Issue to their search. Or Chambers is busily employed in getting up a subscription to Fence in the Myrtleford cemetery and has teen very successful. The unfenced condition of " goil s acre " did not speak much for the reverence of the living for the bodies of those who bad gone to join the " i Trust that the slur which rested so Long on the residents in this respect May soon be removed. Or o Donnell of Merrian Lodge has built a very handsome Bridge across the ovens River near his Resi Dence. The hospitality of Host and hostess at the Lodge is proverbial Aud or o Donnell trusts that his friends will not now have to complain of the difficulty of Access preventing them oftener calling. The Bridge has been erected for the accommodation of his family and their friends and not for that of the general Public. I was sorry to learn that the Rev. Father o Connor met with an Accident that might have been More serious. While out driving the horse left for a moment by itself started off with the buggy and Ere Long horse and trap came to grief. The buggy had to undergo a thorough repair and the horse received but trivial hurts while the reverend gentleman had but a Long walk in Stead of a drive to complain of in addition to the expense to which he was put. Melbourne Stook report. Messes r. Gibson and co. Report sales at their Yards on wednesday 15th May As follows 1700 head of fat cattle were brought Forward the Market being the worst for some considerable time past and prices were Down another 10s, Best Bullocks fetching �12. We sold 108 head of Wormall and Blaney s cows and Bullocks the latter fetching up to �11 15s 50 of Robert son s of Colac Bullocks averaging �10 2s go 35 of Smith s Rindenow Bullocks at a 13s 3d 20 for or Potter of Bairnsdale at �7 19s 15 of Wildinson sat �7 18s. Nearly 12,000 head of fat sheep were carded prices lower. Best Merino Wethers fetched 15s. We sold 3000. Or w. Bartie. A Short time ago we narrated the particulars of a frightful Acci Dent which occurred at the Pike Dale diggings Queensland one of the sufferers therefrom being or w. Bartie one of the Best known of the leaders in the old Reid s Creek and woodshed diggings and later landlord of the Empire hotel Al Dorado. His injuries must have been of a fearful character though we Are glad to hear he is recovering slowly a Telegram having been received from mrs Bartie to that effect. The poor fellow is in the Warwick Hospital. He has lost the sight of his left Eye besides having lost both the left hand and right Arm. Mining Board election. Six candidates messes r. Bolam e. Gannell t. Little Jno. Scarlett m. J. Maher and s. Yine have been duly nominated for the vacant seat in the Beechworth mining Board and a keen contest May be expected As each one of the candidates is working hard. It is difficult to understand this sudden and unwonted in Terest in the Board but we suppose there is some reason for it. The election takes place on saturday 25th May Aud the several polling places Are the Board room. Beech Worth court houses Al Dorado and Myrtle Ford state schools hurdle Flat Stanley Waterloo and woodshed Ellen s hotel three mile and Miiller s hotel Stoney Creek. The poll will open at nine o clock in the Forenoon and close at five in the after noon. Alb by y police court. At the sitting of this court on monday last John Newman who had been brought from Beechworth on extradition warrant was placed in the. Dock charged with horse stealing. Senior sergeant Lenthall applied for a remand in order that the prosecutor from Beechworth might be in attendance. A remand of eight Days was granted. The next Case heard was one in which Fred. Fugger sen., f. Fugger jun., we Fugger and John Fugger were charged with stealing a sheep the property of or a t. Fallon. The evidence for the prosecution rested mainly on the deposition of d. M Kay a Farmer and neighbor of the buggers with whom he admitted he was at variance. He stated that just at Sunset he saw a dog chasing two sheep in Bugger s paddock one of which it caught and that p. Fugger jnn., then seized the sheep and tied its legs and told his brother William to set the dog to drive away the other sheep m Kay s wife and another woman deposed to have been taken to the spot by m Kay and finding the sheep tied up As stated. The sheep was identified As the pro Perty of or Fallon. Constable Wilson de posed that he found the sheep lying in the position described it was dead when lie saw it. The Bench considering a Prima Facie Case was made out committed p. Fugger jun., and William Fugger for trial bail being allowed and discharged the other two prisoners. Another charge of horse stealing brought by Ferdinand Heinrich against Wra. Gregson was dismissed As notwithstanding the positive asset rations on oath of the prosecutor the prisoner proved a most unmistakable and satisfactory Alibi. Photography. We observe that or Bray the Well known photographer of Camp Street Beechworth has resolved upon an important reduction in his charges for Cartes de visit. In future he engages to Supply half a dozen for 7s 6d, or one dozen for 12s 6d. Or Bray we understand has made material additions to his appliances thereby increasing his facilities for obliging his patrons. Of course henceforth at so greatly reduced a Tariff or Bray finds it positively imperative upon him to abolish the system of giving credit. Road works. Tenders Are invited in another column for sundry Road works to be constructed for the Council of the Shire of towing. Horse stealing extraordinary. On Mon Day night there was a regular raid made in a Small Way upon saddlery in Beechworth. Or Fox had stolen from his premises in Church Street a Saddle and other pieces of harness. From or g Lyon s stable Spring Creek was pilfered a pair of reins but the most serious loss was that sustained by or a. W. Foster the tobacconist of Ford Street. He and mrs Foster left the place shortly after nine o clock and on their return about half an hour after to went to the stable and found that his horse together with a Saddle and bridle were missing. Information was Given to the police and Constable Keating sent in Pursuit. He managed to get on the track and traced the horse and the thief Down the woo Ragee Road but soon lost All Trace. The Man was seen Riding the horse along the Road a Little below the rising Sun by or r. Scott Driver in the employ of Permewan Wright and co., the Well known caries is Aud when he saw the lorry he made off into the Bush. Next morning the animal returned Home and it is evident the thief became alarmed and let it go. It is strange that the three should occur in one night and that such a Small lot should have been taken in two instances unless indeed the robber was disturbed. Last evening Between seven Aud eight o clock another Livorse was taken out of or Rogers stable at the Imperial hotel High Street and there is every reason to believe that the thief is the same that so coolly appropriated other people s property on monday. On tuesday afternoon miss Rogers was out driving up the Road from woo Ragee when she met a Man apparently a foreigner who stopped the buggy and asked her to give him a ride which she refused. He then said he would have one if he wanted but on another buggy with or Brett appearing in sight lie run Oil into the Bash. During yester Day evening miss Rogers saw this same individual who was described As of dark complexion like an italian about the premises but at the time did not take particular notice and shortly afterwards the horse was missing. A Little above or Brewers on the woo Ragee Road mrle people a Farmer met a Mau leading a horse which from certain Marks he afterwards identified As or Rogers. The Man asked be people whether he could speak French Aud upon being answered in the affirmative the two held a conversation in the same language. He said he was camping near woo Ragee had lost his horse the pre Vious Day and had been to Beechworth to fetch it. It is said that a Man supposedly the same offered a pair of blankets to or Poyntz of woo Ragee on tuesday which Are believed to be those stolen from or Stevens premises. It is singular that such Bare faced robberies should be perpetrated. Late last evening sergeant Halkiu and Constable Keating proceeded in search of the thief and in the old police paddock about 200 Yards from the Road a Little below the rising Sun they came upon a Man standing with or Rogers Borse ready harnessed and evidently about to put him into a Spring cart which stood near. There was also another old cart from which the wheels had been taken. The better vehicle of the two with which or horse stealer evidently intended to make off belonged to or Cli Atfield a Farmer in the neighbourhood and it seems that the tire of one of the wheels was Loose and the Man not wishing to travel with this stole another Spring cart and took the wheels off or Chatfield s cart which were found adjacent and made a Transfer. In the cart were also found or Foster s Saddle and bridle or Lyon s rein and or Fox s harness with All of which the Man who must either be the coolest of the Cool or else a Lunatic Evi Dently intended to Clear out. The Man was arrested about 10 o clock and brought to Beechworth where he gave his name As Emile Villars and stated he was a native of Geneva Switzerland and was 28 years of age. He is a Well built Young fellow Swarthy with dark hair and moustache has not an unprepossessing face and was most respectably Clad. A More impudent series of thefts we never heard of to take away property from the Centre of the town and coolly walk away with it. It is fortunate the Man has been taken thus re handed and the police deserve a Meed of Praise for their promptitude. The late or Johnson Stephens. It is with regret that we have to record the death of thi3 gentleman who for Many years past has been Well known As one of the Foremost miners and boldest and yet most judicious speculators in the ovens District. About a month ago he went away to Queensland to look after a claim at a place called Thorn Borough. In which he had lurch aged a Loran interest for which to gave �2000. No particulars of his sudden death have reached us further than a Telegram stating that he died on monday morning at ten o clock. No thought of his death was indulged in As though he was slightly indisposed when he left his House at Wand Ligong there was nothing very serious the matter with him. From what we can gather or Stephens came to this Colony with his brother some 26 years ago and shortly afterwards he was engaged in farming pursuits at the Retreat estate three mile near Beechworth in conjunction with his Brothers. They also indulged in mining and were regarded As hard working honest men. He was web Fieve accustomed to go with his produce to Morse s Creek Aud on one of these journeys with some others Dis covered a reef at growler s Creek which proved a mine of wealth to them. It was christened the Elgin and or Stephens who held the lion s share fully one half of the claim is said to have made nearly �20,000 out of it. The reef was wonderfully Rich the Gold crop Ping up All Over it Aud before the first crush ing the Lucky owners were offered �30,000 for their bargain which they refused. After working it for about six months the reef ran out and they abandoned it and though it was taken up by other companions from Beech Worth and Bright it never yielded much. After this he resided at Wand Ligong after a Home trip and followed mining with varying Success. He was always of a speculative turn of mind never let his Money he Idle introduced several improvements in Quartz reefing machinery always was a Large employer of labor and never refused to go into anything which seemed Likely to develops the resources of the District and Benefit himself. One of his latest under takings was accepting the contract for the Rocky Mountain company to bore a Tunnel underneath the town of Beechworth the amount of the contract being Over �8000, whilst the work was one of great Magni mde and difficulty and one that would have frightened most men of less Pluck and determination. Johnson Stephens was a Bluff excitable Cornis Man full of tireless vigor Large hearted and thoroughly Earnest in what Ever he undertook. He was Ever on the move Aud never Idle and the work he went through would have killed half a dozen men of Ordinary calibre. He was kind hearted and affectionate and Liberal to a degree being at All times a cheerful and Large giver As the coffers of the Public and charitable institutions Ana Ine in Arches can Wen testily in him the ovens has lost one of its most enter prising men whose place cannot easily be filled and whose departure will be numbers who partook of his Bounty or pro fitted by his Enterprise. The fire brigade demonstration. Great interest is being taken in this District in the demonstration which is to come off in Melbourne on the Queen s birthday and the brigades from these parts Chiltern Wanga Ratta and Beechworth Are assiduously prac Tising and will All run Well. From the metropolitan journals we learn that the final arrangements Are now Complete. Forty three brigades from All parts of the Colony Are to be represented with a probable Muster of 1307. Consisting of 1s5 officers 767 men and a number of bands with a membership of 355 the preliminary arrangements Are being car ried out in a manner which promises to make the demonstration a great Success. A Brilliant torchlight procession will take place on the 23rd inst and on the 24th the contests will come off on the agricultural society s ground St. Kilda Road. The number of entries received for the principal competitions Are As follows Hose practice for eight men 38 Hose and ladder practice 23 engine practice 9 and the representative race 39. It has been arranged that after the first events a match for �1,0 a Side will take place Between Sharp of the Ballarat City brigade and Douglass of tie Ararat brigade to run a. Distance of 200 Yards carrying a hydrant of 281b. This race will be run under the supervision of the in Beechworth. For. The cold weather a social dance is always Welcome when Well conducted. Such an one will take place in so. Joseph s schoolroom Beechworth to Morrow Friday evening the proceeds to go towards the school funds and As the prices Are reasonable and the affair sure to be ably managed it is certain to be a Success More especially As the management is in Able hands. The music will to provided by s baud which is sufficient guarantee that it till be excellent. Parliament. Parliament at present stands prorogued until tuesday next the 21st May. To understand that this week it will be far ther prorogued until the end of Jane and that it will be summoned to meet for the Dis Patch of business on tuesday 9th july. Beechworth police court. On tuesday before or w. H. Foster p.m., and or jame3 Ingram ., the adjourned Case of Slattery v Lodge was called. Or Zucke for plaintiff or Bowman for defendant. Or Wincko said his client was ill Aud unable to appear he therefore asked for an adjournment of the Case. Adjourned for one week. Good private match. During the last race meeting at Bur Rajaa a moot Point relative to the superiority of their respective horses Tom Jones and Blackthorn arose be tween the owners thereof culminating in a match of �50 aside being made to run the two horses against each other. As a con sequence on thursday last the animals accompanied by their owners and a pretty fair sprinkling of sporting men met at Drysdale and everything being ready a Good Start was effected about half past twelve o clock. Blackthorn went away with the Lead which he maintained nearly half Way when Ruu Nimr off the course caused him to lose ground to the extent of several lengths a fact of which Tom Jones Jock quickly took advantage and in his turn led the Way up to the straight where his horse falling again admitted Black Thorn to first position which however he was not Long allowed to retain As Tom Jones Jock recovering himself very smartly brought his horse finely to the front passing the judge a Winner by something like three lengths. It is possible that another trial will yet take place As owing to the contretemps alluded to the parties interested Are not thoroughly satisfied As to the merits of the two steeds. Messes Gallagher and Brown Are the owners of Tom Jones the name of that of Blackthorn we were unable to Ascer Tain. Everything passed off pleasantly and with the utmost Good feeling. Pay up your rates. At this present juncture of affairs when everyone is desirous of having his vote All right we think it Well to draw attention to a notice to the effect that the collector for the Shire of towing will he in attendance at Tallangatta every Day from the 3d to the 10th june inclusive to receive All rates due and further it must be borne in mind that All persons in default after the latter Day will have their names struck off the Roll. Insolvent. William Hoskins Kneebone of Sta Horn Flat near Yackandandah Miner. Causes of insolvency losses in mining. Liabilities �539 163 2d assets �5 deficiency �534 16s 2d. John Turner official Assignee. Wah Gunyah shipping. We gather from our Wah Gunyah Telegram that the Steamer Murrumbidgee reached that port from Echuca of the evening of tuesday last. From this arrival we infer that the River Trade May now be considered fairly open As this makes the second vessel that has come through this season. Farming property. On saturday on the premises North Wangaratta or Alexander tone by instructions from or John Stevens will sell the property known As Couttie s farm containing 19s acres of land divided into four paddocks with 70 acres under crop. The improvements include a dwelling House stables and outhouses. He will also offer a Quantity of farming implements some Well bred draught horses cows and calves some casks and a lot of sundries. Sale of a Trust estate. Tenders Are invited for the Stock in Trade Book debts. A and Assignor s interest in the Buckland hotel in the Trust estate of Thorp and son of Buck land. The Stock in Trade is valued at �4s6 13s id and the Book debts Good at �170 to 3d, doubtful and bad �416 17s 6d. Tenders Are to be sent in to messes Ecroyd and Danby Elizabeth Street Melbourne not later than noon of monday next. New insolvent. Robert Nicholson Brown Violet town Miller. Liabilities �5363 19s 5d contingent liabilities �312 17s 8a assets �8776 is so deficiency �1587 10s 9d. Causes of insolvency losses sustained in 1877 by the fall in the Price of wheat and flour losses by bad debts and Large payments by Way of interest. Ourselves As others see us. A correspondent of the Grey Mouth Argus n.z., who is 011 a visit to Melbourne thus gives his in pres Sion of victorian politics " they do not seem to me to he in a healthy or hopeful condition if i had Money to invest i would not venture it in \ Ictoria As far As i can see political Power is at present very much in the hands of the mob. 1 imagine the people As a whole were giving their attention exclusively to the making of fortunes and left alone the other duties which pertain to the True citizen. That is to say the material has been sought after and the moral neglected. As a consequence there is a near approach to a War of classes. The appeals which we heard in connection with the late election of the bar rite candidate and his friends were addressed to the people As against the merchant and the banker. The motion for bringing the upper House into subjection is to make a plebiscite us the trial court of Appeal in this Way if the upper House which May he supposed to represent the class which Lias a stake in the country refuse to pass measures which a ministry kept in Power by the multitude propose it could he instantly brought into subjection by a Appeal to Man Hood suffrage in the shape of a Continental plebiscite us. Without being a tory we like not victorian liberalism. Nor do we fear despite sir George Grey s Radical propensities lest new zealand should fall under the same regime. There Are too Many substantial Yeo men in that Colony to surrender the reins to the manhood suffrage men of the Large Sale of Crown lands. A Sale of Crown lauds in fee simple was held at the court House Beechworth on wednesday and was conducted by or a. M. Stewart. The following business was transacted town lots. Beechworth Parish of Beechworth county of Bogon. Upset Price �6 per lot chares for Survey �1. Lot 1 area or 5p allot ment 9, Section f2 valuation �70. Upset prices per lot charge for Survey �1. S. Shaw upset Price. Lot 2 area or 19p allotment 10, Section f2 valuation �205. 42nd Section Block of George Lyon. Upset Price �7 per lot charge for Survey �1. W. Pemberton upset Price. Lot 3 area 2r 4p allotment 15b, Section a2 valuation �650. George Lyon upset Price. Myrtleford Parish of Myrtleford county of Bogon. Upset Price �15 per lot charge for Survey �1. Lot 4 area la or 32p allotments 1, 2, 3, and 4, Section 9 valuation �78. Upset Price �2 per lot charge for Survey �1. A Mcalpine upset Price. Lot 5 area 21p allotment in Section 4 valuation �120. No offer. Suburban lot. Parish of Beechworth county of Bogon at sheep station Creek. Upset Price �1 5s per acre charge for Survey �1. Lot 10 area 5a allotment 3, Section 1. No offer country lots. Parish of Ker Gunyah North county of to Gong adjourning or d. Wal Ace s 19th Sec Tion Block. Upset Price �1 5s per Aore charge for Survey �1 13s. Lot 11 area 33a allotment in Section 5. A Wallace upset Price. \. Parish of Wal a county of Benamira on the River Murray adjoining or c. Done Ian s holding. Upset Price �1 per acre charge for Survey �2 8s. Lot 12 area 47a 2r, allotment 1, Section 4. F. H. Anthill 35s per acre. Beechworth mining Board election. Or John Scarlett at the three mile. On tuesday evening a meeting of the miners was called at the Oliree mile by or John Scarlett for the purpose of laying before them the opinions held by him As regards the qualifications necessary to be held by would be members of the mining Board and also to express big views on the questions now before the mining Board and the questions that Are Likely to be brought before them. Or Rae was voted to the chair and introduced the candidate for the vacant seat. I Scarlett who was Well received commenced is address by referring to his connection with the mining Board for the last 20 years. He stated after alluding to various matters that he would be in favour of increasing the area of ground held by miners under the frontage system considerably particularly in wet ground. As regarded land held under lease he would he in favour of having an alteration made As regards the labor co Venant. He would Grant some conces Sions to miners who through the want of water could not fulfil the labor clauses. As regards water rights he stated that there Are two very different classes on held under licenses the other under miners rights also two lands of rights one called Creek rights and the other motive Power rights. The rights held under miners rights for Creek rights were no doubt Superior to those applied to motive Power. With respect to water right licenses he believed that they would in a few years come Back to the Crown again. The owners on the expiration of their leases ought to have the first Opportunity of accepting a renewal of their licenses on fair and equitable terms. As regards the residence site he thought that the same should be very much in creased say up to one acre to be held under a Miner s right. Land selection required to be much looked after by the mining boards and nothing in the Way of aur Ferous land ought to he alienated from the Crown. Although he was in favor of having All lands suitable for selection freely tin own open to the Public still he was opposed to tin owing open the state forests without due consideration. He thought the �20,000 voted for prospecting purposes not at All Large enough to meet the claims that would be brought Forward for a share in the vote at least �100,000 should be granted and spent in prospecting the various Goldfield is districts. With reference to the surplus funds from the commons he would be in favor of granting a sum of Money from the same for building dams &c., for supplying cattle with water. In answer to or Gillies the candidate said he would be in favor of recommend ing a reduction of rent Oil land bold under mining lease. He was also in favor of having some alteration made As regards the labor clause. A most cordial vote of thanks was passed to or Scarlett for his Able address also a Hearty vote of thanks to the chairman on the conclusion of which the meeting was brought to a close. Omeo Shire Council. Monday May Atli. Present to Pocuc rt6sicl6iitj and. Ors King Hodgson j ones and Saunders. Minutes. The minutes of last meeting were read and confirmed. Correspondence. From under treasurer showing amount passed for payment to the credit of this Shire to be �3s9. Applications for slaughtering licenses from w. Taylor and e. Jeffery Omeo Plains were granted. From t. W. Dreve Mami claiming compensation for use of land for Road purposes. The supervisor was instructed to repair the old Road. Or King directed attention to a Drain near Whyte a Omeo Plains. Or Whyte to be informed if he does not repair same it will be done at his expense. The supervisor was ordered to report on Road to Swift s Creek. Reports. Reports of officers were received and adopted. Treasurer s report showed Bank balance to be �137 15s 5d. Tenders. It was decided to Call for tenders for fencing Pound Reserve erecting footbridge Over Livingstone Creek near Hansen a blazing a track from mount sinister station to Inge Goodby manara Road Clearing and draining Road Between Gail s and recreation Reserve a. Pursuant to notice or Selk moved and or Saunders seconded that ten Ders he called in the Beechworth bairns Dale and Omeo papers for the erection of first portion of Siire Hall. Motion lost cars j ones King and Hodgson opposing. Or Rodgers then took his seat. A memorial was presented by or Selk from residents of Tongio and Bindi pro testing against the closing of a Road by the proprietors of Tongio station. Held Over to next meeting the Secretary and councillors to visit and report by that time. Or Selk pointed out the necessity for All main roads to be surveyed before adjoining lands were selected. Secretary to write to department requesting that sur Veys May be made at once. The Council then adjourned. Melbourne Stock report. John Geo. Doug arty and co. Report Melbourne May s. 1878. Pat cattle. 1,536 entered for this week s sales about 270 came from new South Wales the remainder victorian. The Quality of the whole was remarkably Good. There was a Strong attendance of buyers but so Large a Supply of Good Quality had its effect upon prices. We sold so Bullocks and cows to �9 5s so do do to �7 7s 6d 77 Bullocks for or Keane of Beechworth to �10 12s 6d 50 Bullocks for the mount Battery station com Pany the Best draft of the week the highest priced Bullock brought �15 the top pen �13 being the highest Price of the Day for a pen and the average was �9 16s. Pat calves 150 penned. Demand was quite equal to the Supply and All were cleared off. We sold 23 much admired for Quality and Breeding to 6ss, the top Price of the Market 19 to 46s fat sheep. 14,361 carded consisting of one Good flock from riverine two or three Small drafts of Good Merino Wethers and a full Supply of medium crossbred All Vic Torian the feature of the Market being a much larger proportion than of late of sheep suit Able for Trade. We sold s30 crossbred and Merino Wethers to iss 6d Merino do 350 ewes. 150 Wethers for a Rowe from seven creeks at quotations. Pat lambs. 1,s40 penned. We sold 150 to 10s 50 from seven creeks 9s 6d. The Euroa flour Mill. A meeting of the creditors of or Brown the Euroa Miller was Hild a Day or two since and immediately afterwards his Mill was entered by the authority of the b Ink and several drays were engaged for some time in carrying away some hundreds of bags of wheat. The Grain which had been sent in by selectors was taken to the railway station. Or Brown was absent. Or Scott is the manager of the local Bank. The removal of the Grain was carried out under the directions of a clerk from the Bank. We hear that several hard working selectors Are Likely to suffer Yogiji dogs dwellers in the Shire of Towouh Are reminded by a notice appearing elsewhere that if they desire to avoid a prosecution it is advisable for them to Register their dogs forthwith

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