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Castlemaine Mount Alexander Mail (Newspaper) - December 25, 1880, Castlemaine, Victoria National Library of Australia shipping intelligence. V " arrived. Hobson s Bay december 24. South Austral Lan str., from Adelaide Laura str., from Sydney Mangana Laun \ 1 port Phillip Heads. Iby electric Telegraph. ship from Gulf of . V " victorian railways v / f. Xhu e following is the Manifest of goods received yesterday Barnes Halford and son Graham Becking Sale winks m Lay Corbet Turton Williams inight ingate Chiffi pm Grose and Edgers Wil. Kin Warren Wafrock bios., Kempi Campbell and . Mud co. Sandhurst farm and Dairy produce Market. Thursday dec. 23rd. Messes James Andrew and to report prices As follow fresh butter so to 3d per la pot Ted butter 4d of 5d per la eggs 7d to 8d per. Dozen hams 9d to Lod per la cheese 3d to 5d per la Honey 4d per la. Poultry. Turkeys to oaf it boat Ari fowls. A to Fis 6d oar Nair ducks 43 6d per pair geese 6s to 7s 6d Perry " of. Trial of reapers and. Thefield trial of the Roa pors and binders strippers and win Nowers shown at the enter a Riata orial exhibition,1 was held on thursday at or Seward s farm dig Gorra four Miles from Roc Heator. Tho Reatho r was very hot. The which the trial was made will run about 15 bushels per cafe and afforded a fair test of the various machines. Only five reapers and binders started 1 Tho area allotted to each machine was one Nore three Roods and ten per Ches. Sir be Page announced that the jury Lead placed a. A. Woods first Mccormick second and Osborne third. The Woods machine made Woodwork and finished Inch. 19min the m Yormick in 2h. 16mih and the 03bbrne.inlh 47mih. Eight Stirp pin g machines were started six of Ivsich were for Competition Viri. J j. Mereiel arid co South Australia a. Mariro two of Ramsey s South australian a a Chines t. Robinson and co Melbourne g. Munro Ballarat a. Nicholson Melbourne. Hornsby arid sons and " j. I Robinson and son worked each a non competitive machine. The drop was in excellent order and All the a Ohio Evriade Good w Orit. Portions of the Grain stripped by each machine was winnowed through Nicholson winnowed and these samples will be judged feb mar Row in connexion with the Wirk done on tie plots by the several competing strippers. The win Nowers or which Nero Are nine in Competition will also be tried to Morrow. Time did not admit of a Complete trial of the machines in one Day the selection of the cropland the arrangements made in the first instance we re very Complete but the alterations made subsequently in the details created much con fusion. And retarded the Progress of tie operations for the 4 week / the Kitchen Garden. The alternations of heat arid coolness have continued but of a divider scale tax Jug in some cases the ability of the Gardener t of Coth Peisate for an excessively High Yarige of temperature the sudden accession of. Heat Hajj Given Start to. Many crops that had been struggling against opposite conditions Andi where moisture has been liberally supplied Alii the Cucumber tribe have progressed at a satisfactory rate. Tomatoes "t0o grown rapidly but have required stopping and thinning. A blight mulching of old stable manure of the consistency of Mould a build be useful to All the f vib dim Rujan i venting v. Too rapid. Evaporation of Mois the soil in i Hie Diate Contact with Thorn. Lot Successional sow Tigs be made of kidney Beans poas Marrows. Spinach radish. And lettuce As the weather maybe unfavourable for planting out let the swings be made where the crops Are to stand. Vegetable matter should be mixed largely with the soil in which these summer crops Are sown riot Only for the Pii Rubbe of enriching the boil but of incr a sprig its Power to hold moisture t. In Dorji weather the celery c Rop should be at tended to Iri every stage. Early celery will need Farthing up when it has a Large As Desi Reil Large Celej is unprofitable and need not be grown for Home use. The greater part of a Large s tick is not eaten but is thrown away f",d6hot forget that a Good Supply of cabbage and c cauliflower Planta. Will be needed the first week in february or earlier if the weather be favour Able for planting out to Supply the Early autumn demands. As the first Ohio ii crops Ripen let the ne6ksbe,Bent Dewri an interval of seven to 10 Days before sitting is usually Long enough. The Orchard fruit Garden. Early pears that Are overloaded should receive a Supply. Of water or the fruit will be Small and valueless for any purpose. Few Apricot Trees carry Auffie cont to. Repay fhe Cost of watering but f where the contrary is the Case whatever the kind of. Fruit one thorough soaking to a depth of t8iri should be Given this will be better and in the end More Ecilio Mical than frequent waterings Liat Only per Elrate the s surface an Inch or two. Early pears should be gathered a few Days before they begin to turn yellow Doyen id d end which is mealy and worthless if ill Wood to drop rain to Iii a if fairly Good fruit Evhen treated Lis. Big gusted. To Samo also with Jarg Onelle Green chisel arid other Early varieties. Lafo Straw berries have yielded Donely this season when Well run loved with Ian on a bed prepared before Plann ing by deep working and heavy manuring. The Cost of the Opp is Large but Tho crop is proportionately so and although the demand is net out 6filiye," brq.w1ers of Fine Lafo fruit Are making t Liei crops pay. It will be riot ice d where Cater pillars Are present on vines that they attack theban Clies Eyer More than the foliage and that they are1 particularly fond of the Bunches of White Sweetwater White syrian and other Gross. Icing so leaving the Central Stet i of each Bunch clean As a radish this occurs even when the i berries Aro. Of More than the size of Large pins. Heads.". For this reason it will be imprudent to commence thinning off the surplus Bunches until ii the1 caterpillars have either Beon got rid of or Bunches have advanced in growth beyond Tho stage at which Uliey Are susceptible of Iri jury by caterpillars which they will be a week or so hence. Raspberry Jelly. Pick the stalks from some perfectly Ripe and freshly gathered rasp " berries Aii d put then into a Stone Jar. Bruise " 1 them slightly cover the Jar place it in a Pari of. Boiling water and keep it boiling gently until the juice flows freely. Lay. A piece of Muslin in a Firios. Hair Sieve and keep pouring Oft the juice till no More will flow. Tho fruit must not be squeezed and if the juice is at nil thick it should to drained through a Jelly bag. Measure the juice and put it into a preserving pan with lib of loaf sugar in lumps to each pint of Juico. Stir occasionally skim carefully and boil gouty until it sets when Little is poured upon a Plato. Put in the Jelly into Small Jure and when cold cover in. " i Chr usual Way. Store in a dry airy place. Tho flavour of this Jelly Wilbo improved if one part of Rod currant Juico is used with two parts of j. Raspberry juice. If Tho fruit is not drained till quite dry it May to boiled with half its weight i of sugar to make common Jam. Time about one i hour to draw the juice half an hour to boil it j with the sugar sufficient two quarts of resp berries should yield about Ono pint of juice. R the lady whom according to report the sip pro of Ruelsa has just married is a Mem j dior of boasts o very ancient Pedigree. She is a Dol Goroski and the Dol i -gorouki8 claim descent from the archangel Wjk Lohabel. The mount Alexia Mil. Published daily is delivered regularly at Tho undermentioned a laces Castlemaine Barker s Dreek. Fryer s Creek Newstead Maldon Daylesford Sandon Tardalo Vaughan Oli Ofton Campbell s Creek Faraday " Guildford. Muck Leford Strati ways Walmer Tarolta v Franklin Ford Harcourt. Matthews & co., proprietors. Courts. General sessions. Castlemaine april 5th August 2nd and december 13th. Court of Assize. Castlemaine tuesday 10thmay. N o Tig e. In accordance with our usual custom Tho mail will be issued on Christmas morn Itin line. . Not to Vav on boxing Day monday. Birth. Williamson. On 24th december the wife of or t. Williamson but Lior Mostyn Street of a son. Price of. Gold. Alluvial. From �3 17 6 to �8 18 0. Standard. 17 0. I " p daily. F Castlemaine december 25, 183p,. Ecclesiastical historians Teu us that the. First Clear traces of Tho Observance of. Christinas As a religious festival and Holiday do not Date further Back than the time of the emperor coi Nodus who reigned from 180 192. By the Tury of the Christian Era the custom seems to Havo been general amongst tie churches arid it is said that the emperor Diocletian hearing that the christians of the City in which Fie was stay ing were celebrating tie birthday of the founder of their religion barbarous by ordered the doors of the building closed and Tho Torch applied so that All the worshippers perished in Flamma inf Fiarn Nair ionic it Linen lip full Little uniformity in Trio time of keeping the festival for spine of the Early of Ruchos chose Janu Ary o thera april and even May for the purpose it ha3 been remarked that. The 2oth december being in the midst of the Rainy season in Judea cannot have been the True Date of Tho nativity because shepherds would riot then have been watching their flocks by night exposed to the weather. There is some probability therefore in the explanation that this precise period of Tho Yeai was eventually adopted because the Pagan natives of the North were accustomed to regard the Winter solstice As the most important event of Tho twelve months the beginning of renewed life in nature and Tho transition from celebrating the birth of the new year to celebrating the Birtle of Christ was easy be this As it May however it is certain that for Many centuries tie 25th of dece Niber has been set apart by the greater part of Christendom As tie proper Date for commemorating Tho nativity and Tho Day will be observed As such while Tho Christian Sci Gion shall endure. Even by those who attack no religious significance to the season and re Gard it As a Mere ecclesiastical festival like the followers of Calvin and a Tox As Well As those who have abandoned the Christian Creed the approach of Christmas is anticipated with feelings of Delight. And Liow Evor great the number of those who Hail the arrival of the Day As the anniversary of the greatest vont in the annals of Mankind there Are multitudes who Welcome Christmas for the human associations which Cluster round it Yot there can to no doubt that considered As a Mere season for family reunions and recreation Christmas is shorn of half the attractions Wlinich it offers to such As can at once indulge their devotional and their social instincts and if tie truth could be known Many Olio have outlived tie Rabitti of to Weir Elnid Lwood sigh at each return of Christmas Over the loss of that which they can never regain and their inability to Realise As of old the exquisite Beauty of the Idyl in the pages of the evangelists. Regarded even from Tho Point of viev of those critics who maintain that the Story of the nativity is an ebb Sode introduced by the reputed author of St. Luke to establish a supernatural origin for the child cradled in the Manger of the inn at Beltri Lokhem fiction has created nothing which sur passes As a pastoral the inspired narrative. But the Story of the incarnation has a significance for those who accept it As something More than a pleasing fable which invests it with an inexpressible Charm a fascination which surpasses that of the cold and sceptical estimate of Tho occur rence nearly Nineteen centuries ago As much As Tho interest of fact is Superior to that of Romance. And considering Tho moral and social blessings that have been conferred on so Bioty by the teachings and example of the. Author of the Christian system it is. Not surprising that even an avowed but Caridid atheist like Mill should have admitted the. Being whom the. Church honours As divine was the perfect embodiment of if however it. Were possible for Christmas to lose its character As a religious festival the season would continue observed As the most delightful period of the year it is True that much of tie poetry of the period As it is known in Tho Northern hemisphere is wanting he rebut Christhian in Australia Lias different and As great attractions As in Tho land of our forefathers. We have exchanged Frost and Snow arid tie Yule log for warm Aud sunny Skios butt would to difficult to say whether the sports in Trio open air or Tri picnic in some Favourite resort do not yield a3 much enjoyment As the time honour cd game before a blazing Hearth in a closely curtained room there it one Point in which the australian Christmas is decidedly a Porior to the Northern Ono. T lie season with us is coincident with that in Wlinich the Husbandman gathers the fruits of his toils for Tho year and consequently Thoro is most abundance. In the Mother country Tho close of Trio. Twelve months is invariably attended with privation to thousands who Are deprived of their customary employment Whilo with us Money is never so freely circulated As then nor the de Mand for labour so general. Hence none but Trio inmates of our charities Are dependent upon the Bounty of others for Trio Good cheer which is As orthodox a belonging to the Celebration of Christ Mas As the Holly or its substitutes and sir Roger de Coverly. If there should unhappily be any outside tie Walls of our benevolent asylums Olio Aro unable to Provido themselves with Somo up Acou stored luxury at Christmas there Are Al ways More Fortunto Neighbours to Supply what is lacking and in Australia the benevolent wish of Henry Tho fourth that " each peasant might Havo a fowl in Tho pot is Moro nearly realised at this Boason than he Over hoped. And in to previous year was there Promise of so Liberal a Harvest As now or cause for greater thankfulness to provi Fienup for the blessings we enjoy As a Community. We possess the utmost political Freedom that is consistent with regular govern ment arid Good order and there i every Prospect of an Early settlement of Tho one difficulty of our constitutional system. The decline in the yield of our Gold mines has been arrested and there is Overy Hope of. Its increasing. The Success of the attempt to ship Frozen meat from this Colony to England opens up an unlimited outlet for our surplus Stock of animal food while there is reason to believe that we shall to Able to profitably Export fruit As Well As wheat but Ter and cheese. The Wool crop this year Lias Boon Good and Tho income from our three great est natural resources pastoral agricultural and Mineral larger than for some time. And to these sources of wealth must be added our manufacturing industries which Are constantly growing in importance and rendering us less dependent upon other countries for necessaries and luxuries. No epidemics have devastated the land is they did a few years ago and carried mourning into thousands of houses nor live floods and earthquakes As in other parts of the world involved thousands in ruin or death. And we have riot Only enjoyed immunity from such calamities but we have been Able to invite the civilized world to witness our Progress and join in peaceful rivalry for Oitt custom at a grand International show. All things considered Lyo Nave ample reason to Quiric Lou with a Wanico Stone and to anticipate the merry Christmas and Happy new year which to now wish to All our readers. Items of news. To Day being Christmas Day will to observed As sunday at All Post and Tolo graph offices. On monday 27th inst., All Post arid Telegraph of laces will be closed at 10 am. The first Deli very Only by letter Carrier will be effected. Mails will be received and despatched As usual. Tele graph offices will is open from 8.30. A m. Till 10 a.m., and from 6 . Till 7.p,. M. A Router s cablegram dated Natal december 23rd, gives news of a disquieting character which shows that the rebellion of the Boers is of a Moro serious character than at first reported. It is stated that the British forces have been. De. Featon at Middleburgh one of tie chief towns of tie Transvaal aud200 soldiers killed 1" 1 Tho . Bokhara sailed yesterday. She took specie to tie amount of �117,590. The Secretary of the benevolent Asylum acknowledges the receipt of �30 from the Shire of by Pictou. Tho Natoli Between the View Point and Castle Maisie Cricket clubs that was to have come off to Day has fallen through owing to the inability of the View Point Oget a team = 1 the collector of the Hospital acknowledges receipt of the sum of miss from air Eji Clark and workmen Anglo australian co.,. Fryers. " " " the usual Corico vitauts of christmastide in the shape of Waits an d other Ortli Odom mendicant were last Naglit traversing the town in consider Able numbers and seemed to do a roaring Trade the legislative Council and Assembly Olei ired aft business yesterday m Sueh an. Expeditious Way that both houses adjourned about mid Day. All necessary measures were agreed to and both houses adjourned to the loth Proximo. Even for Holiday time the railway traffic is unusually heavy and yesterday five special Pas-., Senger train s wore found necessary to Convoy travellers from Melbourne to stations on the Sandhurst line. We hear Tiuch of hard times but the railway. Traffic shows that times Are not quite so bad As represented divine service will be conducted to the Wesley Church by the Rev. A. Rigg in Tho morning and by or James Lewis in the Everling. In the mechanics Institute or Davey will preach in the evening. At. The. Independent. Church Chest ii anniversary services in con i Nec Tion with the sunday school will be Cefi ducted by the Rev. J. Cameron and the Rev. J. H. Mitchell. The purchaser of the publican s Booths for the new year s Day carnival sold by or Trio Burri on tuesday last not having completed his con tract in accordance with terms of Sale the com Mittee met at Tho Tori Hall last night to take this matter into consideration. A great Deal of discussion arose Over this and it was ultimately determined to offer the Booths again for Sale Oil wednesday lion they will probably Realise More than at first they having been sold at figures comparatively Low to what was realised for the publican s Booth at Campbells Creek. The men in the employ of messes Fitzgerald and Newman of the Castlemaine brewery and distillery of this town As usual Havo received in a substantial manner the Good wishes of their. Employers towards them by receiving two weeks Nav. Their Christmas Beer. Eraa. And twin in Lidan usual at this time of year. Such kindly recollections As thebe must Call Forth would do Divoll imitated and followed by other employers.1 neither were the inmates of -. The Hospital and benevolent Asylum forgotten As the usual barrel was sent to Cal in to Climer their hearts with some of Fitz s Best 1 ". I the town was unusually quiet last night for a Christmas Bye. A Good Many Strango faces were to by Seoul but Ivy to Thoro was an addition of visitors there was a dec do in freq enters of the Square and the Footpath though crowded was not so to Tho extent usually seen on such a the shopkeepers have As Aruold be ii Les demonstrative than customary in the. Display of christinas goods suitable for presents. A few of them1 decorated their shops with evergreens and Flowers but even in 1 this direction there was a falling wifi or fish or exhibited great Tasto in the. Arrangement to made of shrubs and flow Era Andun Liq Wall at Tho. Farok a merry Christmas. V was formed out of j leaves. J tonnage amounting to Over 25,000 tons hav been engaged to convey this season s Grain crop from Adelaide to the United Iii Groin j or m an old resident iof " the Lara not District of remitted so Eide by hanging of thurs Dayi " " the. Store kept by Storba at Grafton new South Wales was robbed on thursday night the thieves succeeded in making off with a Large Quantity of plunder. The Rev. Levers of eaglehawk preaching in the Ebenezer presbyterian Church Ballarat Oil sunday addressed Tho congregation As " broken and smashed up Tuiai a Nolan in it i i s i. J a diabolical outrage was perpetrated on wednesday evening during the. 10 o clock shift at the works of the Hoffa s Brick company at Brunswick placing of ail Iron bar in the .sa.fiulls. Large. Wheel connected. With the machinery. Its discovery before the engine was in motion a purely fortuitous. Had it not been observed certain death would have occurred to several of the men engaged about Machiner Whilo the Engino Louse and premises would pro a Bably have been wrecked while Between 100 and 200 of the employees would liar Erberi Tai Row out of work for some weeks. A number of newly handmade bricks Yvere also destroyed by being walked upon an act which led to Tho arrest of the of the presumed offender a Mah Nam eel Andrews who was recently discharged for drunkenness the soft olay having taken and returned a faithful impress of his boots. A painful sweetie states the Telegraph was witnessed by those persons who happen Cdr about the Dis Friot court offices on thursday afternoon it will be remembered that a week or so Bince a mrs Collins obtained an. Order from the. City. Court Bench for maintenance from he husband whom she. Had allowed Over therefrom now zealand under the impression that he was about to proceed to the Mother country and Leavo her wire out he moans ,. Or. Collins who is asserted . Possessed. Of. Considerable Means was ordered to find a sub Staniul surety that he would pay his. Wife a certain sum per week and was locked tip until he found the surety. It appears however Alliati he Lias not paid an of Tho a i n Tan a n cd ii d to cording to the account of mrs Collins when she Wentt the House of his surety on , where lib happened to. Be to get a explanation lie struck her a violent Bio w in lib Mouth and then drove off in a Oab. Mrs Collins then attended at the police magistrate s office to report this occur rence but was so overcome on arrival Llibre that Sho was seized with ii fit of the Landing Aud it tools several constables to hold her while it lasted. The Case As ha3 been before remarked is Ren dered noticeable by the fact that the parties have Boon thirty okie years Rii married and have a grown up family in new zealand " mining intelligence. J a Largo Quantity of alluvial and Quartz Gold was., sold yesterday by private parties at the Banks. Our returns Are incomplete bit so far As the yields Limaye been ascertained they Are generally of a satisfactory description. The English australian company had More than average Success. In one Quarter we heard the exact yield stated 1444 of a d in an outlier at 146 of 6 dwt but whether it be the one or the other is of Little account and it is said to to the Best return yet obtained by the company within the same period of working. Tho tributes Iti the Eureka had 22 of 5 dwt the largest portion of which fell to Thomas and co., who have come upon a Large body of Stone Bast of the Shaft which gives Good prospects for the parties of Carah and m Donald who will commence Cross a cutting for it and should reach the desired place in the course of a week or two. At the 360 feet level Somo of the finest looking Stone yet soon in the Mino has been come across it is laminated and thick with Metal. The Renaissance cleaned up for 29 of 15 dwt the Ferron s tributes for 11 of i dwt and the Royal Saxon for 14 of taken from different parts of the Mino As trial lots. Dunn s roof had a trial crushing that gave nearly 2 dwt a ton. 1 our Sandy Creek correspondent writes at Irish Billy s ref look and of s main Shaft i still being sunk and i3 Down about 170 feet. Ail to stun coming up therefrom is regularly covered with Silver Ore. Nearly All tie water they Havo to contend with is from the surface no. 1 North Ryan and co. Arc still crosscutting to the East at the 120 feet level. No. 2 North porno and co. Are Crossi Ittig to the East and still getting encouraging prospects from the Flat Leador Iii Tho roof of the drive no. 1 South look s extended g. M. Company no making preparations for resuming work with the commencement of the new year. Excelsior. Reef Mia Mia. Cleaver Simmons and co. Are still engaged in sinking Shaft. Thomas Lewis and co. Are getting out a crushing. At Butterfly reef f. Lock Olivis and co. Are i Boli ovo getting encouraging prospects. Griffiths and Hughes Are still sinking. At welshman s reef no. 1 North j. R. Roberts and co. Ara engaged ill crosscutting to the East. The Doyle s claim Reedy Crook washed up on thursday and the very handsome yield of 502 of of Gold was obtained from 120 loads of Quartz. The mine is reported to to looking Woll. Hooking and Cook one of Tho tribute parties on the Providence reef Adelaide Whilo work ing their new Shaft Oil thursday struck a Goldon Leader at a distance of sixty foot Down out of which they washed 16 of of Gold from about 3 la weight of Stone. Four parties have crushed from the claim within the last ten Days and All have turned out Roost satisfactory results i Christmas. I a of it la Christian festivals Christmas stands at the head for the Good tidings it brings spiritually j and socially. Connected with the latter is the venerated usage hallowed by Many centuries of extending hospitality to the indigent. Allied to this is the still closer one or those families meet ing together at the parental Board who May have during the greater part of Tho year been Sepa rated. Such endearing unions that " expand Tho heart and Muko Tho spirits flow beget the i wish that they wore of More freq out occurrence i to those who Aro not United by Ciobot family ties or who prefer recreation and pics going in Tho Bush Tho weather seems from present appear ances auspicious is it will also be to those who have to defer their travels till to Day. Wor shippers who desire to give thanks to Tho deity for ushering into the. Carnal world a son who gave up his life As a Ransom for Tho salvation of Mankind can do so at several temples of worship. Christ Church has be ii tastefully decorated with Flowers and shrubs and there will be services there in the inborn aug Forenoon Anil at � t. Mary s cliurchj1 High mass will he celebrate eco by the Rev. Father alien and the Olio i will Render Weber s. Mass in a completo and no Vollo s Madesto Kidolis. At our. Charitable institutions the inmates of. The. Hospital Olid Benevo Lent Asylum will be treated to extra diet with pudding with be voyages. At too gaol the prisoners will have respite from work and be served with roast beef Plum pudding and Tea. ". Boxing Day. Campbells Crook Porto will to the principal source of attraction in the Vicinity of the town the committee who took the management of these sports have for several years been Success Ful in carrying them out and there is reason to believe this season will be no exception to those that have gone before. The1 programme which was placed Bosforo Tho Public some time ago sat Forth Trio varied events consist chg of horse and foot racing contests with bicycles Tilting Aii the ring quoits and Side shows. At Howton a Pic Nio will be held at the recreation it serve by Tho Independent sunday school in connection with the. Anniversary. Sandhurst will be alive with the caledonian games and the austrian band. For the evening amusements will be found at the theatre Royal where tie Fakir of Qulin Ivill perform oud at Tho mechanics Institute in Here or Henry Baker will give an evening with Tom Moore. To. At Chest ii Trio Odd Folly is Hall will be occupied by dancers. At Maldon oriere will " Beji ors facing during the Day and. A concert in the evening. Thus it will " be seen that if this be not a merry Christmas for tie great1 majority ther fault will hot rest wit those Olio have undertaken to provide amusements As these j Abouzid 1 everywhere at which enough pee Cah be Bolles Ted together. To be merry in Yaoji other s. j 1. Theatre Royal. I a tie Fakir of Oulu opened at the. Theatre Royal last night with the " first of his variety entertainments. He exhibited a. Beautiful Panorama which to had painted in Melbourne prior to leaving for India but which was not shown in. Oab Tremaine previously it consists of of views seen in a trip from eng land to India the first one is of wire door coast be with its Beautiful surroundings of Trees wild water the next. Is Venice Sho Wing Trio Paulee of St. Marks with the Bridge of sighs which to Calls to. Momory Tho lines of Byron. This is followed by the passage through the Suez canal which gave or. Silvester an Opportunity of being Fareti Dib Over England having four in million reasons for having an interest in Trio the red Soa was next brought into View and an apology was supplied for. It Rio being Blue is the original Cpl Piir " Bould not stand 6000 Ybara of a Lushing. As every View was presented some now Pun or play on words was introduced and it did not detract from the fun n of listening to them Oil acc Qun b of Somo of them being the. Light House of Babel Mander was next seen throwing out a great Light Oyer the Seething Waves. " a Good idea was. Next Given of a Cyclone in the Indian Ocean by the Tiara of the Waves the wreck of a ship and Tho Stormy i oils. The paves of elephants visited by the Prince of Wales which to wanted to. Take Home to show his Mother a a curiosity like a railway Lupriel came next the railway Bridge Over the Jumna a Tiger Hunt in the Jungle Tho Madras Beach and the Eden gardens at Calcutta completed the series of artistically painted views mrs Silvester who has a Sweet Soprano voice of goo d rang of and who. Has Good executive Talent Sang in Good Tylo " sing Sweet Bird " and Tell. Me my Lizart " Sho also accompanied or Silvester who por fornies on the Cornet. The suspended lady Beau tit Ulas the figure is the postures and the draping. Does no create that astonishment that it did years ago by t whatever aids can be applied to. Brighton the mystery the Fakir uses them adroitly. The Shadow Panto mime made a laughable conclusion to the entertainment. The Fakir will again perform on boxing nigh Castlemaine police court. C thursday Deo. 24th. Before messes Pearce and Adams. A Kancy. A Young woman who gave her name As Baker but would not Tell her Christian rime Puiia brought up on a charge of vagrancy.1 so o was arroste3 going about Tho streets in a Drunken state was keeping the worst of com , to give any information As to what she Vas or where Alio came from. It was thought slip had ran away fro her parents. At who fetid and she was remanded for n Wool until inquiry was made respecting her. After the business of the court was Over she appealed to the magistrates set at Liberty and Suid she had parents at Woodend. A doa Joseph Hall v. Keirmau Hiney. This was a complaint for cruelly ill treating a dog which or was brought into court for inspection and chained up. Or Paynter for defendant inquired who was Tho informant and sergeant Acton replied it was Constable Hall. Or Pun Ter requested that the name of the complainant be placed in the summons and this was done. Or Hall then stated that to saw Tho dog in Courland that it had a wound apparently eau Sod by the Chain and which wound was now partly healed. This was on the evening of the 16th, about 8 o clock. He took the dog away and told defendant to would summon him. Or Paynter remarked the dog was brought into court by the sons table As on exhibit. The dog was riot accustomed to tie silence of the court. But jumped about restlessly upon the chair to Tho discomfiture of Bench end bar. If he was an exhibit to could not escape notice. In answer to or Paynter Tho complainant said to Merit to Trio defendant s place in company with or Partridge but he did not think it judicious to say who had give information to him respect ing Tho dog. Had no warrant with him for seizing Tho dog. He afterwards admitted that or Partridge gave him the information Rof Errod to. Or Payr Tor argued that complainant was a trespasser in going on defendant s premises and taking away his property. Sergeant Acton submitted that it was nonsense to talk about a warrant for seizing a dog that wits Surre Dorod without remonstrance. Or Partridge who was called stated that to went to defendant s premises on the 16th inst., and observing Tho do with a Choiu round its neck. He told him it was a shame to have Tho dog in that state with the flesh growing Over Tho Oharu. He considered it his duty to give information to the police about the state the dog was in Cross examination or Partridge stated he wont to Henry s Placo for a subscription to the Hospital but did not get Paynter argued Thoro waa no proof of of Ruply to the dog the injury was done by the Chapi and there was no proof of Henry. Having halhed tie dog. In the absence of def Darit the Chain got twisted round the do s reek arid Thatje aquaed the injury this was a pure Achi Dent Prid free from any cruelty on the part of the defendant. He quoted several cases from Law in support of his position. The magistrates on the Bench declined to give a decision and they adjourned the Case for a fortnight. William Halford v. Chin All you. This was a Canso for. Ejectment. Or Smyt appeared for the plaintiff. A notice to a Iii was served on defendant by Alfred Halford then a second notice which the latter read Over of him but the defendant refused to leave tie Premes but did not come in to court to Defond the action. Or Smyth applied for a warrant under i Tho 91st clause of the landlord and tenant Sta to to to obtain the Possession of the premises. This was j a week s licenses were granted to George Showell and Andrew m Donald. I he l i in. a. Sir please allow m o through tile medium of your Val Pablp paper to Iliano or by Gilrath or Ottey dispenser or Goorge Cook night wards Mana Ugor William Stori Chewer Day Tyrd a Man Fiir Trio Yery great latent Iii arid Judi loss they paid to my dear. Departed husband whilst he was in the Hospital. If there had been the Ren Iolob Oha Uoo of him getting Well i am sure he would have under the great attention they paid to my. Also please allow Ine to the Truk mrs math ivs Rii Aurori of Hospital for this spontaneous attention and kindness silo showed to me Pahff myme parked h husband. 1 hoping you will insert Trio above yours. Sir. a in Laver. Ohita Qari greek dec. 24 Ali 1880. Parliamentary items. ". Thursday dec. 23rd or Mirams watches every Opportunity of drag Ging the question of hero Dunoy election before Tho House. He managed to1 put another ques Tion to the Genof Secretary us to whether Tho government. Proposed to take action to Ojest Tho two strangers of Whoso presence he Boris Plains. The subject was again keenly debated. Or Berry look the Point that. No com Plait had been made by the electors rid Ivi Eliout such complaint Ilio House line nothing. To go valuable hour. Was wasted but finally or Mira Riis said in dejected tones that having vainly As. A. Private Jeraber endeavoured to indie Obiri is ters to accept the responsibility if their position he would now " drop the mutter and then there were cheers. Tho ministerial proposal to abolish the local artillery corps. Caused a Long and often heated debate. Sir Charlesma Calion aces Sid tie government of stuffing tie departments own creatures and turning out Thebo men who receive 2s per Day. Thereal. Object of Julio movement according to the Hon. Gentleman " is to Stop Tho present system of recruiting the police arid allow men to enter by political re commendation and sir Charles Macmahon says that he has great objection to the Force being stuffed with incapable political partisans the there waa a digression about Captain Mandeville. Or a. Tolar said that the men of the naval brigade were sworn in to prevent their voting at the general election and that a Hundred of them were dismissed shortly afterwards. Or. Service expressed his astonishment at the Stato ment about the swearing in of the men. He denied that he gave any orders on Tho subject for lie thought a a matter of course that Goth e naval brigade men Wero sworn in As Thoy were enlisted. Or by. A Glare expressed Hump Union that capt Aifa Mandeville eau sed the risen sworn in in the h6po of ple Abi Rigi. Or service and that he is now Ith roving Tho blame upon Theof treasurer in order to screen himself. Or service made a specific Doi arid for Iii Iviry into the subject. The debate was brought Back to the main Point by sir John o Saliari Assyd who in a weighty speech pointed out that the verment had undertaken to. Carry Ottlie Jervis scheme and that sir William Jervis insists that the Keystone of that Shemo is the re Tention of the artillery corps. Or Berry stated that the go Verne Pierit would keep a sufficient number of men to look after the military stores and he did not think More were necessary. The report of the select committee appointed by. The legislative Council to consider parliamentary practice in matters relating to Tho Posi Tion and emoluments of officers of the House was adopted. It states that provision Lias been made for the Newessa by expenses of the House b y the appropriation in her majesty s civil Liat of the bum of l5000 for the clerk and expenses of the legislative Council but As the words have been held not to apply to any officers of higher rank than the clerk there is no permanent pecuniary provision for the offices of the president or the hair Irion of committees. The anomaly of these officers being Depe Riden t for t heir official in Corrie upon an annual appropriation is pointed out and in. View of the occurrences which have led to the appointment of Tho. Committee. It is re commended that an address be presented to the governor for the purpose of obtaining an Altera Tion of schedule d of the Constitution act so As to embrace All the salaries and expenses Neces sary for permanently securing the efficiency and Independence of the legislative Council. The whole of the before mentioned amount of l5000 not having been expended and the savings of Many years now amounting to l25,000,. Which belongs to her majesty Tho committee consider that the Money May reasonably be regarded As a natural source of Supply for the wants of the House. As regards the salaries of the clerk arid they Are fixed on Tho civil Lisle and for this reason the committee do not con Sider that the proposed reduction in their salaries can be effected in the contemplated manner. A statement in reply to the despatch from the Secretary of state asking for information re Garding parliamentary procedure in Victoria was circulated ill the Assembly. It Lead been com piled by tie officers of the House. The narrative about the working in this Colony of the " cloture or " Iron hand is written with a studied neutrality. The House scarcely knew what to do with the statement when it Wab circulated As it was inevitable that if it was Dis cussed it would Lead to angry proceedings. Ultimately it was agreed that Tho chief Secre tary should Send the document Home in a Des Patch and thus the House escaped responsibility. A return1 of the sittings Between 1872 and 1880 shows that the average duration of the sittings is a few minutes Short of seven hours. In nine sessions the Assembly Bat 676 Days. The recent murders in new zealand. The correspondent of the Argus writing from Wellington Oil december 10th Bays Many theories have been formed to account for Tui s action his self confess of motives not being. Implicitly accepted at any rate by those who see political capital made oven out of such a tragedy As this. It is known that miss Dobie visited and sketched the Puri aka settlement and the White himself Tho Prophet permitted _ this at her Earnest entreaty after several positive refusals. It has been suggested that lie May Bince Havo thought Sho Wab u spy arid was sketching Pari Haka for the Benefit of intending invaders Aud that under this impression he Muy Havo ordered her death. It Hab also been a legend that some of the constabulary or of the o " unemployed " contingent on Tho West coast Havo held Oqui vocal relations with Tho unprotected wives and female Rol Tiona of the Maori prisoners and that " Utu or compensation May Havo been exacted in native fashion by the murder of an englishwoman. It has also Beon feared that this May to the first of a series of political murders committed in revenge for the Sale of Tho Wai mate Plains and Tho Burvey of the Pari Haka look. From careful and full inquiries i am satisfied that there is not the slightest foundation for any of these theories and that the murderer s own account of the motive which prompted the horrid deed is a True one. That is so far satisfactory As it limits the possible even t

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