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Castlemaine Mount Alexander Mail (Newspaper) - November 3, 1854, Castlemaine, Victoria National Library of Australia port Phillip Farmers society the exhibition of this society was held last week. In Melon univ and a More interesting Evi Defoe of the progressive development of the re sources of the country we have rarely witnessed. If would have been not Able enough had the modern improvements in agricultural implements been imported from other countries but to find them manufactured Here and of equal Quality and not greater Cost than imported manufactures of the game kind offered a very St orig illustration of Tho rapid but still great Progress which this Colony is effecting in Many branches of Tho practically useful arts and sciences. Conspicuous amongst the implements was messes. Henry Stevenson and son s machine for manufacturing fire bricks Drain and sewerage pipes Chimney and Flower pots and other articles of pottery Ware. Mosbs. Thomas Robinson and co., Corner of King and la trobe streets exhibited several chaff cutting machines of improved construction and excellently adapted to the purposes for which they Are intended. The first prize for Horac rakes of which there were several of useful construction and Well finished manufacture was awarded to or. John Nicholson Melbourne. Or. J. Robertson of Cam Bellfield exhibited a grubber or cultivator particularly j suited to the soil of this country and for the j removal of those impediments which occasionally 1 obstruct the Progress of the plough. A first prize was awarded for this implement. We noticed also or. Cracken s com Cusher a powerful i " clod Crusher several of Drummond s simple but a ingenious churns harrows screening machines. Threshing machine and a number of other useful 1 inventions More fully specified in the subjoined i list of prizes. In the Stock department the show of horses attracted most attention. The imported unquestionably deserved the place of super. Ortity but the animals of colonial Breed were of a highly creditable class and exemplified the Peculiar adaptation of the climate of this country to the production of Stock of this description. The show of grazing Stock was deficient. The show of sheep was also limited but the Fine wooled were especially deserving of notice. Tho to Lal was awarded to messes. Teak and Holmes. The co Chin China fowl mania seems also to have reached this Colony and we observed that some of them were accommodated in miniature palaces of polished Wood. The samples of Grain were of excellent Quality one of them weighing g5 lbs. To. The Bushel. The first a tic was awarded to or. A Wilson of the Merri Creek and the second to or. Cracken of the Toonce Ponds. Or. A. -. Duncan of bullpen exhibited some excellent potatoes. The. Dairy produce looked particularly refreshing until the Lieut of the weather some what destroyed its appearance. There were Sam. C pies of butter and eggs in Richness and abundance. But we regretted the absence of a single Sample of cheese although them were presso3 on the ground and abundant evidence was afforded that this essential article of Dairy produce might be profitably manufactured Here instead of being so largely imported. We must not omit to mention that messes. Bright Brothers and co., the in porters of the first cargo of peruvian guano so. Extensively used As manure throughout the Agri cultural world exhibited a specimen. One Hun dred weight of this guano is represented to be equal to one ton of Ordinary it farm Yard manure and is particularly adapted to colonies where Carriage and labor Are so costly As in Australia. Amongst some very creditable specimens of Colo Jimial manufacture we a number of rasps and files from the port Phillip foundry made by c messes. Dow and a. The following is the list of prizes draught horse Stock. V judges. Robert m Dougald Thomas Armstrong Laren. For the Best entire draught horse 1st prize Gold medal or. John Wilson a Al Ervington imported horse King Robert the furred by Broadfoot Lochmaben Dumfries Scotland 2nd do., is Silver medal j. And m. Mackintosh Moo Ponds imported horse Jacob bred by Cald Well Kilmarnock Ayrshire Scotland. ". For the Best v Ictoria bred entire draught horse prize Gold medal James Crowe Esq., horse Royal Charlie by Farmer s favorite out of Dun can Grey Mare 2nd do. 1st Silver medal or. John Brown River plenty. For the Best Brood Mare foaled or in foal draught Gold medal or. Williamson la Rose Grey Vandiemen s land bred Mare considered very Good taken As a whole 1st Silver medal j. And m. Mackintosh Mooney Ponds Grey Victoria do do. For the Best Victoria bred Brood Mare foaled or in foal draught Gold medal messes. J. & m. " Mackintosh Mooney Ponds 1st Silver medal or. John Brown River pc hey. J for the Best draught Mare list Silver medal or. Williamson s . Bred Mare 2nd do. Do do., Grey do. Do. For the Best draught gelding 1st Silver medal i messes j. & m. Mackintosh Grey . Bred horse 2nd do. Do., or Archibald m Donald . Brown Horto. _ for the Best two year old filly draught 1st Gilstr medal messes. Cormack and son an Din Dale 2nd do. Do., or. Gibb Cam Bellfield by Royal Charlie. For the Best one year old fishy 1st Silver medal or. Petal deep Creek 2nd do. Do., or. Wilaon Merri Creek. For the Best two year Colt or gelding 1st Sil ver medal or. John Brown the Best one year old Colt or gelding 1st Silver medal or. Smith Victoria Tannery 2nd do. Or. G. G. Cameron Mooney Ponds. For the Best 6hod draught horse 1st priz or. We. Fairly Melbourne 2nd do., or. A. Ritchie in Thos. Regan s forgo Melbourne for the Best set of harness for cart and plough Victoria made. None Shewn according to horse Stock. Judges a. Hunter Green and Phillips Esq. A Tot Best entire blood horse Gold medal or. Halfpenny s Young horse ambled in pent a fudge. For the Best blood Brood Mare Gold medal Mare Shewn by or. Dougall not in foal but deemed worthy of a prize Silver medal none Shewn in foal. I for Best shod Saddle horse 1st Silver me dal or. Grey horse shod by or. R. Verts Little by make Street Melbourne. _ to Airt Stock. Judges dal. Campbell Hopper and Williamson Esq. " a 10 any Breed Gold medal or. Robert Dougall Glenroy . Bred Bull r Armor 1st Silver , or m Caw upper Erra English bred Bull Van. Amberg. "i0li a Best Dairy cow calved or in Caf Gold " it m Dougall Victoria bred 1st liver do., or. Craw upper. Yarra do. Do. Or Lite Best Dairy Heifer three b 3 old 1st Silver medal or. R. Dougall. Una Obj 2nd do. Do. Do grazing Stock. " t judges messes. Kissock Wilson a. A or Lebest grazing Tow Gold medal or. R. A i Dougal Glenroy Silver in medal do. Do. Or the Best team of working Bullocks Silver finial or. Myers Cam Bellfield. Sheet Stock. It i Ges messes ii. Brook j. Robertson and w., Hurst. Or Tho Best pen of Wethers 1st Silver medal in. Teak and Holms. Swine. " c3 Ceasro. Dal. Campbell Hopper and Williamson. Or the Best boar 1st and 2nd Silver medal Braham Melbourne. Of fast pig 1st Silver medal or. Batman Yungton poultry. A dal. Campbell Hopper and Williamson " a sirs. A the Best cock and pair of liens 1st prize medal or j. Fullers Melbourne co Muchina u of hens eggs 1st prize to. Wiitam i a thing Brighton for the but Basket of Duck eggs 1st prize �1, or. J. Parsing Prahman for the Best 4 la fresh butter 1st Silver medal mrs. F. Cracken Mooney Ponds fend do., mrs. A. A m Cracken Saltwater River. Onatz. 8cc. Judges messes. Stevenson Duncan and Miller for the Best Sample of wheat 1st prize Silver medal or. Wilson Merri greek 2nd do., do. Do., or. P. Cracken Moon e Ponds. For the Best 2 Ewt. Of potatoes one Sample Only but reckoned very Good or. A. Duncan bullpen. Implements machines a. Judges messes. Gibb dutch and Dewar. For the Best plough 1st Silver medal or. P. Cracken Mooney Ponds made by Barrowman Fifeshire Scotland 2nd Silver do., messes. Robert and Fergo on Bourke Street Melbourne. For the Best Brake of harrows 1st Silver medal or. John Dick Keilor Road Grey Meit Lelone. For the Best Grain roller 1st Silver medal or. A. E. Cracken wooden built on Iron rings made in Ayrshire Scotland. For the Best reaping machine 1st Silver medal messes. T. Robinson and co. King Street Mel Bour Nethe same Mao Hinc took the prize at Lin Coln England in 1853, for cutting Green crop. For the Best horse Hay Rake 1st Silver medal. . John Nicholson Melbourne 2nd do., messes. T. Robinson and co. Considered on the Best Prin Ciple of any shown but not Large the Best collection of handled tools 1st Silver medal messes. Ewen and Houston Iron mongers. Elizabeth Street Melbourne for the Best Hay cart 1st Silver medal or. John Dick Keilor Road this is an old cart built by four or five years since he also showed one built expressly for the show and also one shown by or. Fairly built for the show but the old one gained the Duy. For the Best tumbling cart 1st Silver medal messes. J. And m. Mackintosh Mooney Ponds. For the Best chaff cutting machine 1st Silver medal messes. T. Robinson and co., King Street . Makers 2nd do., messes. J. And m. Mackintosh Mooney Ponds Ransome s most re cent the Best grubber or cultivator 1st Silver medal or. J. Robertson Cam Bellfield. A. I for the Best broadcast sowing machine 1st Silver medal Notie. For the Best tile or Brick machine 1st Silver medal or. Stevenson Melbourne shown at work forming Drain pipes from excellent Clay disco Vered by or. Stevenson on the Edge of the swamp land Over the benevolent Asylum. Implements not classified to which prizes were awarded or. Which were considered worthy of High commendation. A Corn Crusher a. E. Cracken Saltwater River. Drummond s churns shown by Broadfoot Bonar and co. Now you can make butter with Speed and ease. A cheese press shown by do. Do. A Sample of wire fencing shown by do. Do., and erected by r. Ross from the Fence makers in Scotland. Iron Glass enamelled milk coolers and Flitcher for Dairy shown by m Ewe and Houston Eli Zabeth Street Melbourne a norwegian Harrow recommended to notice As a very useful implement. Screening machines shown by or. A. K. Smith Engineer to the Gas works recommended for their adaptability to to Weir purpose and usefulness in separating Sand from gravel or stones. A seek Holder by t. Robinson and co., King Street highly commended i May say that the judges in most of the Dif Ferent departments were greatly surprised at the excellence of the Stock and implements &c., which they were called to give their decisions upon and in Many things it required their utmost attention and discrimination and consider Able time to arrive at a satisfactory decision. Seventeen Hundred persons passed through the Yard on wednesday. I now on behalf of the committee who have bestowed a great Deal of time and attention on the getting up of this the first general show under the auspices of the society thank All exhibitors who have Corot Forward in such a Liberal manner and supported them and enabled them to carry out their instructions. And the committee feel highly gratified and re warded by Tho display of wednesday. I am gentlemen yours &c., a. C. Cracken Secretary. The members of the society dined together at the Crit Ion on the evening of the first Day s exhibition when everything was supplied in or. Moss s Best style and the festivities though pro longed to a late hour passed off with True Farmer like cordiality the toasts usually Given on. Such occasions having been received and responded to thera to be. The outrage at Ballarat. As or readers must be anxious to know How far the authorities were justified in acquitting Bentley of the charge of murder we quote from the Herald a very full report of the in quest proceedings. The examination was held before j. Dewes Esq., p. M., chief com missioner Rede and or. Commissioner John Stone and the following evidence was adduced. William Martin deposed i was a mate of the deceased we had been out spending the evening of Friday in a tent near the Black Hill in going Home we passed the Eureka hotel we stopped there and wanted to go in this was a Little after one o clock in the morn ing we were Bot i the worse for liquor at the time we were refused admission and went away a Short time after three or four men came up to me from the hotel one i swear to be Watnes Bentley the landlord he was not the Man who struck me i think he was not the Man because there was another. Man Between him and me and it must have been the nearest Man who knocked me Down when i got up i went to where my mate was and found him lying on his Back As if dead i do not know that he was dead at that time i then went to a Butcher s in that neighbourhood and roused him up and told him. What was the mat Ter a few minutes after a doctor was called and my mate was found to be quite dead it was a Moonlight morning since the occurrence i have been detained at the Ballarat Camp 1 did not mention Bentley s name at the Coroner s inquest i omitted doing so because i was very much excited by the death of my mate i did not wish to say More at that time than was necessary i am Suro that Bentley was one of the men who attacked u9 there was no need for me to recollect it afterwards for i knew it at the time i was Suro of it then and am now not from the impression of my feelings but from the conviction of my Eye sight. By Tho Bench i have been detained at the Camp by order of capt. Evans i do not know whether Bentley s name was mentioned to me by any one before i accused him myself i think not. Or. Daly examined i am a Stolcman in or o Connell s employ and remember the morn ing of this occurrence i was lying in bed at the time and Only a few Yards front where de ceased was found i heard persons coming from the direction of the hotel a Fow moments after i heard a blow struck it was near Tho Corner of our store by the sound of the foot Steps and the scuttle i should say there were More than two persons 1 heard a voice but could. Not recognize it a second blow was then Given As if from a kick and i then heard distinctly the grating of Teeth As if the Man was in agony i heard a woman s voila Eay after that serves him right the footsteps then sounded As if people were going Back to the hotel. Bernard Welsh a most intelligent Laden years of Uge deposed As follows i am the son of Benjamin Welsh Gold Digger 1 heard a noise outside our tent on the morning the Man was found dead As i Lay in bed i looked out through the Back of the tent and saw two men and one woman this was Between one and two and it was quite a Moonlight morning one of the men picked up my Spade from the Corner of the tent the Spade now produced is the same i had heard some disturbance at the hotel a Little before this one of the men whom i just said i saw stooped Down As if to pick something up when another of the men said no Don t throw anything at them a few moments after having taken Rny Spade i heard a scuffle and a blow the people then came Back and threw Down the Spade on the opposite Side of the tent they took it from i had put the Spade away myself the evening before and found it in the morning where i had heard these people throw it Down in the night alter pass ing by the tent the second time the people went towards the hotel i could see from where i was lying in bed to the Best of my belief or. Bentley was one of these men and Mooney his Barman the other from having seen or. Bentley so often before i knew his appearance very Well. Mrs. Welsh examined i am the wife of Benjamin Welsh and live near the Eureka hotel Early on sunday morning i heard a disturbance outside my tent and a Short time after three or four persons came out from the. Back Entrance of the hotel and passed by my tent i heard a voice say Don t throw anything at them somebody then picked up a Spade which was outside the tent and they All went together a Little further on i then heard a scuff Ilc and a very heavy blow previous to this i heard a woman s voice say How dare you break my window ? this voice which was very familiar to me i swear to the Best of my belief was mrs. Bentley a they then returned and the Spade was thrown Down again i heard another voice a Man s voice say that is the Way to treat such sweeps to the Best of my belief i will swear this was or. Bentley s voice after All was quiet a Man called out for help in the name of god go some one for a Doc Tor i then got up and looked out of my tent a body was lying on its Back about Twenty five Yards off one Man standing on the right and another on the left the Man on the right fell Down and burst out sobbing Over the body. Shortly after this i heard heavy footsteps pass ing my tent As if persons were carrying the body away. After the evidence of messes. Carr and Stuart surgeons. Captain Evans was called and deposed that he thought it necessary to detain the Man Martin at the Camp. Martin was with the deceased at the time of his death and As inspector of police he capt. Evans sought to prevent any defeat of Justice by taking the Steps he had done he did not mention the name of Bentley or anybody else to Martin to prompt Martin s reply. This ended the Case for the Crown and or whip Ham who was specially retained from his circuit duties to plead in Bentley s behalf proceeded to Call witnesses for the purpose of proving an Alibi. Their Evide when stated with All due fairness amounted to this Bent Ley and his wife had retired. To bed at 12 o clock his Barman and a lodger could. Hear the least sound through the hotel the hotel which was a wooden building was so a fatal ilor constructed that the opening of doors moving across a room or talking at an Ordinary pitch of Tho voice could be distinctly heard All the while from 12 to half past 1, Bentley s voice was heard in. Other bedrooms continually so that it was impossible for Hini to have been seen during that time. By a Young lad. Who was Twenty five Yards off and it was equally sure that the lady who recognised both a do d mrs Bentley s voices during the affray was entirely mistaken. " a " before their Avo ships retired to consider their decision or. Lynn who appeared for the Crown with his usual ability urged upon them that this was if Case for jury he did not seek to prolong the investigation any farther but he thought their worships would be going out of their of Dincie if they ordered a dismissal on their own authority. Especially in cases of Alibi the Credi pity of witnesses was matter for another court. After half Andiori s deliberation their Wor ships returned and Gaye their decision As Fol lows the Bench cannot but Admire the activity and Zeal shown by the police in their conduct of. This Case. Whether it be murder or whether it be manslaughter we Trust that the ends of Justice May be eventually attained. But the Bench is of opinion that there is not one Little of conclusive evidence against or. Bentley in his Barman implicating either of them in the crime we have been investigating. The decision was received with Universal disapprobation by the throng of diggers and others who crowded the court and who had scarcely restrained a similar feeling while Pri Soner s counsel was pleading in Bentley s behalf. Or. Whip Ham your worships mean that my client is honorable acquitted ? hisses and groan / r. other Jtb judge. The evideiic0 and 0uf decision hive b oth been the Melbourne and Geelong railway. 1 the formation of this Lino is progressing and we have Beem informed that it is hoped that the railway will be finished within eighteen months time the whole of the distance being contracted for with the exception of some three Miles. The jetty extending from Gocr Ringham strict Down to the Bay in connection with the railway is in Active course of formation and already 200 piles have been driven in. That part of the line from the town to the Duck Ponds is let out in three contracts viz., one from Geelong to Ashby another from Ashby to Cowie s Creek and one from Cowic 3 Creek to the Duck i ones. On this part of the line about 200 men Are employed. At Cowie s Creek convict labor is being made available. From the Duck Ponds to the Little River and from there to the River exe the contract for Tho line is in the hands of or. Allan de Lacy . At present that gentle Man has Only about 30 men in his employ but is anxious to obtain 100 men to whom to will pay 1 is. 6d, a Day and their rations. The railway company Are now engaged in settling the claims of individuals whose property is interfered with. Several of these cases have been the subject of arbitration and in 6omc instances the amount of compensation awarded hns fallen Short of what the owners considered the intrinsic value of their property. We have been also informed that Tho cuttings on this line Are extremely Small that there Are Only a few culverts in it and no great engineering difficulties Geelong. And Catherine. Hayes in Melbourne., saturday evening witnessed the debut in Melbourne of the far famed miss Catherine Hayes. Tho theatre was Well filled in fact there were Only a few seats on the extreme Edge of the pit which were unoccupied and even these vacancies May be accounted for by a reasonable inference that numbers were deter red from being present by Tho fear of a crush. On entering the House a very striking coup d Ceil was presented the curtain was raised and the instrumental musicians facing the or Chestra were ranged on each Side of the stage a space in the Centre along tiie whole line be ing reserved As an approach to the front for the principal performed. A Saloon scene was set and the House beit a Well lighted the effect was such As to convince the beholder of the presence of a competent directive Genius who Well understood such things. The boxes were crammed and with regard to the pit or Par Quette hundreds of beamed with the excitement of anticipated pleasure. The lessees had certainly made the most of the Little time allowed them to effect preparations suitable to the occasion. On Friday night at twelve o clock when the curtain fell the appearance of the Interior of the theatre was As ordinarily is the Case but by the next evening an immense change had taken place. The marbled pillars of the proscenium had disappeared and instead appeared on each Side two Priva e boxes ele Gantly decorated with hangings of yellow silk. Over the seats of the pit next to the stage and on each Side of the House an omnibus Box commanding a full View of the stage had been erected reserving sufficient space beneath for the occupants of the seats in the pit to see everything that passed. The House throughout has undergone a thorough cleansing the Walls round the boxes and pit have been covered with a Light and elegant paper and the crude appearance of rough Deal has in the Case of the seats in the Parquette been hidden by a dark coloured envelope of printed Felt. Much additional room has been Given by the removal of the orchestra and the establishment in the Par Quette of Flap seats Down the passages. Every seat had a distinguishing number with which that on the ticket held by the visitor corresponded. A number of Ushers correctly in their Case described in the programme of arrange ments As gentlemanly were in attendance to conduct each person to f his or her appointed seat. There was neither crowding nor confusion ample space having been allowed to All and As the gallery visitors were on this Occa Sion Dii Majores the Thunder which usually proceeds from a theatrical Olympus issued under rather More stringent regulations than usual and with a few trifling exceptions such As an impatient Call in one instance for Jenny l and and in another a shout of Bravo Collins in the latter instance supposed to be an expression of Delight at the exertions of m. Coulon the applause wa3 bestowed in the right place and usually without the thrilling accompaniments which commonly attend such manifestations. Miss Hayes was received with a demonstration of applause that Shook the Wall of the building and its enthusiastic nature was Evi Dently appreciated by her. The Scena from Norma Casta diva had been selected by her for her debut and the first note which issued from her lips was sufficient to command silence the most profound. Her audience during the scene appeared spell bound and at its conclusion gave vent to their capture in peals of the most boisterous applause. An encore was lustily shouted and the fair Ca Tatrice after having left the stage bowed her acknowledgements of the Honor. Miss Hayes also gave the delicious Irish Melody Savour Nean demolish her interpretation of which has Long since plunged our Sydney friends such a state of enthusiasm. The applause it the conclusion of the song was not More enthusiastic than its Clever rendering Mer Ifrid and the bouquet storm which raged throughout the evening and which was Here repeated even with double vigor was As Piti less in its pelting qualities As the most Insatiate Debutante could desire. A Buffo duet from Don Pasquale by miss haye3 and m. Coulon was Sung in italian but the acting of the Artistes was so True to nature As almost to explain to the unlearned the subject of the duet. It represents the scene Between Don Pas tinle and Norina in which the a orious old Don is set at Defiance by his coquettish and vix Enish wife. The Story is admirably told by the music which is one of Donn Izetti s Cleverest comic efforts. The Artistes acquitted themselves to the Delight of the audience and the comical Ity of the situation was done Brilliant Justice to by both miss Hayes s acting being particularly Rich and vivacious while m. Culon As the Don who gets his face slapped by his wife for attempting to remonstrate with her upon her. Love of pleasure was irresistibly comic. His blubbering to music being enough to provoke laughter in the most serious. Miss Hayes then gave the Ever fresh Home Sweet Home 1 her Ricoli and flexible voice charged with the pathetic words of the Ballad causing a thrill through every English bosom. The audience. Were in raptures and the encore was general. The Singer gave in place of a repetition the favorite song comin thro Tho Rye which was Sung with considerable expression to d evoked such tremendous plaudits that miss Hayes was compelled to repeat the two concluding verses. Largo a i factotum from ii Barbiere followed from m. Coulon who was As successful in this a in his previous efforts. The vocal polka Gia Della Mentec from Alary s tre nozzle was then Given by miss Hayes most effectively. As she retired Bou Quets were seen flying from All parts of the House and Seldom or never have the Walls of the theatre echoed to such thunders of applause. A Call was raised for miss i. Yes she came Forward and silence having been obtained with some difficulty she thanked the audience for the enthusiastic reception with which she had been met in this her first appearance in Melbourne and added that she hoped she might still continue to Merit their approbation. A Little hesitation in the latter part of the sentence caused a smile but the Graceful manner in which miss Hayes conveyed to the audience that she was at a loss for a word secured her a round of applause that Many a More proficient orator would have Given his ears to obtain. An immense crowd had gathered outside the theatre to witness the departure of miss Hayes. We should have mentioned earlier that m133 Hayes was dressed with very great ta9te and splendor. The Wavy masses of her Beautiful Auburn hair were entwined with a very elegant Wreath of Bright coloured artificial Flowers. Her dress was of a Rich Siulc watered silk and both her neck and arms absolutely blazed with diamonds of great brilliancy and evidently of considerable value. Her first appearance in Melbourne was a com plete Success Aud we have no doubt that Here As in Sydney the enthusiasm which she creates will but Ine via c each of her appearances in Public the new convict Bill. The 6tep taken inst session by the legislative Council of Victoria in re enacting the anti con vict Bill was As we stated at the time Ono of which even its pm timotes but partially discerned the importance and probable consequences. It has resulted As we then predicted in an imme Diate collision with the Hove government and the time has now arrived when it will be seen if our legislates possess the courage the patriotism and the Independence necessary for such a crisis. Taken Audi vitally there Are men in the House possessing All these qualifications but whether As at present constituted the collective Andy is competent to the juncture can be known Only by the event the despatch meanwhile is of great importance As forcibly illustrating the truth to which to have so often directed the attention of the Public the complies mockery that colonial legislation is and must be. So Long As the veto. Exists. We have twice passed an act excluding the scum of other lands from. Our own and the colonial minister not Only disallows the act but prompted by a neighbouring official who appears As the Patron and advocate of these ruffians he advises that by a stretch of Autho Lity criminals convicted under this Law should receive free pardons where after this will be the respect for Law and Justice ? what a miserable farce will Afler this be the sittings of our legislature and the decisions of our courts of Law i the iniquity of this procedure can Only be paralleled by its insolence and by the fact of sir Denison being suffered to tamper with the government and by them be permitted to interfere in the measures of our legislature. We now see clearly that from neither minister or governor can we As a people Hope for any measure of True Freedom or Justice when a collision takes place Between oar welfare and their Crotchet. Nothing. But the Shadow will be conceded whatever we obtain of substance must be earned As it Ever has been by our own firm determination and United action. The Affron will not however be without its Advin Tage if As we confidently Hope it he the Means of thoroughly arousing the spirit of the coun Milnor must they be expected or left to fight the Battle alone or unsupported. Let our communities come Forward and by petition and remonstrance strengthen the hands of their re preventatives and Shew that the Public acts of a legislative body Are not to be overridden at the pleasure of any Man. There must in this Case be no vacillation no Compromise. Let us in confronting this new chapter in our his tory remember the Maxim Laid Down by the Learned in the event of meeting witches or Hob goblins whatever May be the peril of going in them 10 old no Manwa a Lanioh an uhf Menf "mv4v a halts Avav ii Elgva 111 . Warrnambool examiner poisoning. At the Geelong circuit co dirt on Friday George Roberts pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempting to Poison one George Kelly by administering to him two drachmas of White arsenic at the station of or. Hope on the native Creek. George Kelly sworn Lama Shepherd in the employ of or. Hope and live til the native Creek the prisoner was also in the same employ. On the 4th August i gave prisoner a Cheque to pay for some things i wanted from to Iii on the saturday following i asked hip for the balance of the Cheque. He denied having got it from the person from whom he the goods. In the sunday following this on leaving the hut i left a portion of the Tea. I made for breakfast in my Kettle. On returning i noticed that the Kettle had been emptied of. Tea and filled up with what seemed to he Clear water. I drank about a Gill of the water and immediately Felt As though my Throat was burning. I tried to reach the Homestead but could not. I saw some White powder at the Bottom of the Kettle and on the top of it. I Lap Down before i reached or. Hope s House and a Bullock Driver seeing my went for the doctor. The prisoner come up to As i was being conveyed there and said he had brought me an emetic. I asked him what he had put in the Kettle he said nothing i said it. Was not the same a3 i left it. He then said he would mix the emetic from the water in the Kettle i said do not for i won t drink it he replied he had rinsed the Kettle out and put in clean water. I still persisted in refusing to drink anything from that Kettle. I continued very unwell for some time after and have not yet perfectly recovered. James Bostock examined said on the 1 1th a gust the prisoner and i went to witness s hut and they both took some Tea out of the Kettle. Prisoner then emptied the Tea out of the Kettle and put in some clean water. I then saw him stirring up some White stuff in the Kettle with a knife. He then put the Kettle on the fire and just As we were going away he took the Kettle off and put it by. The fire Side. Neither of. Us drank any More from the Kettle. We then both went away together. Cross examined by prisoner it was near dinner time when you and i went to Kelly s hut. I do not know whether it was flour or Poison you were mixing up in the Kettle it. Was some. Wiite stuff. Or. Hope deposed that he examined the Kettle and found a Small speck of whitish substance adhering to the inner surface of the Kettle and found it to be arsenic. Other in interial evidences was called his Honor summed up and the jury retired for about ten minutes and returned a verdict of guilty. His Honor sentenced George Roberts to be taken from this to the place whence you came Aud there at such time and place As his excellency the lieutenant governor shall appoint he hanged by the neck until you Are dead and May the lord have mercy upon your soul. Mismanagement in the Bullion office. The following Case of neglect is we think calculated to Rob South australian officials of Soma of their laurels a South australian Digger deposited at Castlemaine with or. Commissioner Naylor on the 6th March last. 80 ounces of Gold consigned to Adelaide and started for Home expecting the Gold to arrive As soon As himself or shortly a fir month followed month however without his being Able to hear any tiding3 of it. When Hoap plied at the Bullion office he was referred to the. Batik of South Australia. At the Bank every disposition was manifested to serve the applicant but he was assured the Gold had not bean received there. The owner of the Gold was seriously embarrassed by this detention of his property and exceedingly anxious As to its safety. With a View to Trace its course As far As possible a wrote to or. Commissioner Naylor and other gentlemen connected with the escort department in Victoria. The answers assured him that his parcel of Gold deposited at Cost Lemaire on the 6th of March was sent to the Treasury Melbourne on the 8th March and from thence despatched to the Treasury Adelaide on the 18th March. Armed with this information a fresh inquiry was set on foot in Adelaide when it was discovered that the Gold had been lying Perdu in the Bullion vault at the time Ita owner was top de in test wifi to Chet rate stand d to by the witnesses for the Crown. Before All is Over some strange disclosures will be made whatever May be the result of the affair now pending or of the reported government commis Sion of investigation this is certain that the dig Gers of the whole Colony for the various Fields. Are taking the matter into Consi iteration. And arc. Opening up a correspondence with a Are about to enter on a Calm determined and constitutional agitation to end Only with the acknowledgement. _ of our rights and the Concession of so much of the present monopolised political Power As we Are justly entitled to. This is already a settled Point and we Are soon to enter heartily and unanimously upon the All important work. The organisation is under consideration and in due time will be made Public. We mean it now. Up to this time we have had four committal including messes. Fletcher and m Intyre. One who goes by the name of yorkey has been sent to town and the fourth or. Hind is out on �1000 bail to appear with the others on 15ih november. Another monster meeting is to be held according to the following notice the Ballarat Camp and its victims. In important Public meeting will be hell on wednesday next the 1st november at four o clock p.m., on the bakery Hill when the committee Wilt give an account of their proceed i Ings in Geelong in messes. Fletcher and m in i during Wiemelt Derriet Al upon pounded Quartz under water. Under these circumstances the Quartz was observed to lose its transparent character and As the Quartz attached to nuggets. Of Gold is always opaque the presumption is. That when they were United they were in a state of fusion Gold in Tasmania extract from a letter dated 23rd oct., 1854-" in letters lately. You referred to a report of two men having found nuggets of Gold Ato the . Of Fingal the truth of the report being doubted it is quite True however so far As the finding of the Gold. -. I have seen two Beautiful pieces of. It about1 the size of n pea with Quartz attached. The finders make a mystery of the position for the present. They Are shearers and after the shearing season is Over they in tend to resort to the Gold and work fairly where they found about an ounce after a Small the above statement being Correct and the Spring and summer fast progressing Are the Public so satisfied with the present state of Trade that tasmanian Gold is not Worth looking for a Little unanimity a Little judicious exertion might place Tasmania in a More equal position As regards Gold and the Progress of the sister colonies. Courier 1 he jews following the example of their Brethren in new South Wales the members of the j e wish persuasion in this Colony forwarded a petition to the legislative Council claiming a right to share in the general scramble for pecuniary Aid in support of their Faith. The petition was presented on wed Ebay night by or. Chapman but afterwards withdrawn As being contrary to the standing orders. Whilst the Public funds Are expended in the endowment of religious sects to one can doubt the Justice of the application and if the hebrew can make friends with an Hon. Member to bring Forward the motion in his own name in the face of an address to the lieutenant governor they will probably attain their object. The petitioners state their belief that there Are in this Colony not less than six Hundred and Twenty Persona of the jewish persuasion. That they have at their own expenses erected a synagogue in Hobart town and one at Launceston for the exercise of divine worship find the annual expense of the ministers and necessary officers of the establishment in Hobart town alone is from �830 to �825. That of the amount from �240 to �260 is. Collected from theist reats and the remainder is derived from the private contributions of the members of Tho jewish. Church and that these contributions Are exclusive. Of the sums raised amongst Rhein for the support of their own poor in the Colony. We observe by yesterday papers that the course suggested above has been minuted i Launceston examiner i the monster steamship. It was stated at the meeting of the Eastern steam navigation company on Friday that the capital required for the construction of the new monster steamship was nearly All subscribed. Considerable Progress had been Nide towards her construction. 1 the forming of the slip on which she is being built was a work of great labor and expense. About 500 fee Lof the keel plate s have been Laid Down and the Kelson or inner keel framed upon it. On this Are now erected the transverse and longitudinal bulkheads of the Middle part of the. Ship of which is. Carried up nearly to the full Heig it and breadth. The several plates and. Materials of 240 feet. Of the Middle body of the ship having been accurately set out and the requisite orders Given some time ago Are in. Course of. Delivery put together. For the More expeditious i Ogress of the work it ha3 been arranged to roof Over this part before Winter so that it May proceed without interruption from the Wea ther which would o her Wise frequently prevent out of door work. Extensive works have been constructed so As to facilitate her construction. The engines for propelling the ship those in tended for working the paddle wheels Are in course of construction also by messes. J. Scott Russell and co. These engines comprise four oscillating steam cylinders the largest yet Eon strutted they Are sixteen feet in length in tended for a fourteen feet stroke and seventy four inches in diameter. These cylinders Are cast in a Ingle , requiring about thirty four tons of Metal to be melted and run at once j when finished they will weight Twenty eight tons. Two of the four have already been cast with perfect Success and do very great credit to the establishment and particularly to to master founder. Many of the minor parts of the machinery Are in a corresponding state of forwardness. The screw engines consisting of four 84-Inch cylinders arc being constructed at Soho by messes. Watt and co though not so far advanced As the paddle engines All Tho details of the cylinders and frames have been determined upon after much careful consideration. Liverpool Albion july 81. African exploration. Intelligence has been received of or. Livingston the celebrated South african missionary traveller. He had penetrated As for northward As 14 dog. South latitude where the climate began to be very unhealthy both he and his people having been frequently Down with fever. Lie had met with. Portuguese slave dealers and seen slaves led away in companies of eight and ten to Ono Chain. He had also met with Arab slave dealers who could read and write arabic readily. The countries visited by or. Living Ston in the course of this tour Are described As splendid fruitful and very populous but during the Rainy season hundreds of Miles Wero covered with water. The traveller. Haying. Eai cd several Days on the liver Shoblo in native canoes was proceeding towards Beng Len with q View to discover a Road to Tho . Interior from the Westward

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