The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 14 Mar 1874 1
AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS TELEGRAMS.
THE YASS races nominations for the Handicap close on Monday next.
At the Quarter Sessions before Mr District Court Judge McFarland—McGingon, for larceny, was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment. William Erk, for unlawfully wounding, was sentenced to two years imprisonment. James Chard, for burglary, three years. Henry Harrison, charged with larceny, was acquitted. Alexander Dunn, for cattle stealing, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. William Burgess, for indecently assaulting a little girl, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.
Gottlieb Tichorn, aged about 18, was, this morning, committed for trial on a charge of rape on a woman aged 71, at Saumarez Ponds.
A man named Hancock fell from a house to-day, and is seriously injured.
Over 132½ tone of tin have been received from Warwick during the week.
The prospectus of the New Queensland Steam Navigation Company awaits issue, pending receipt telegram from England respecting the cost of steamers.
A branch of the Australian Joint Stock Bank has been established at Cooktown.
The road to Palmer is now accessible. The rivers are all down. Provisions are still scarce on the diggings. Two men, who have arrived from Cooktown, state that they prospected 100 miles up the Palmer without success. Reefs are being found in all directions. There is gold within 40 miles for Cooktown. A man has been speared by blacks, at the range. Provisions are plentiful and cheap at Cooktown. Meat is scarce, but twenty-two cows have reached the township.
The Australian steam Pioneer, has returned to Port short of provisions.
Arrived—Lady Young (s).
Sailed— Boomerang (s), Florence Irving (s), and Annie.
Arrived.—Lady Young (s.).
Sailed.—Boomerang (s.), Florence Irving (s.), and Annie.
During the absence of the captain of the Tim Whiffler, seven seamen mutinied. The mate put them in irons. The captain on Wednesday, went boating, when three of the seamen in irons seized the ship’s boat, disappeared, and have not since been heard of. The police started to-day with warrants for their apprehension.
Wehr, late acting land agent at Toowoomba, has decamped with £160, the property of the Government.
Sydney Arthur King, publisher of the Licensed Victuallers’ Gazette, has been committed for trial in a criminal action for libel.
Business is quiet. There have been large sales of kerosene at 1s 6½d to 1s 7d. There is a demand for preserved fish. Cargo of Quebec timber sold at full rates.
The Nineveh, for Sydney, sixty-nine days out, was spoken on March 3.
A fire broke out last night at Richmond, and destroyed two wooden buildings.
The Ellora (s) passed Wilson’s Promontory this morning at 9.
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The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Tue 17 Mar 1874 2
(From the “Herald’s” Associated Press Telegrams, and from
other Sydney papers.)
(Evening News.)—The man Lawler, charged with horse-stealing, cut a hole, 24 x 12 inches, out of the wooden lining of the cell in which he was confined, took out the bricks, and made his escape over the wooden stockade to the gaol.
(Evening News.)—Young Kingston, Bronzewing, and Cossack are scratched at the Town Plate, and Hilda and Wake Up for the Publicans’ Purse.
(Evening News.)—Three prisoners—namely, Parkes, charged with burglary, the girl Hunt, charged with concealment of birth, and Fogarty, committed for sheep-stealing—were all acquitted.
(Herald.)—At the Quarter Sessions, before Mr District Court Judge McFarland—McGingon, for larceny, was sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment. William Erk, for unlawfully wounding, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. James Chard, for burglary, three years. Henry Harrison, charged with larceny, was acquitted. Alexander Dunn, for cattle stealing, was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. William Burgess, for indecently assaulting a little girl, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.
(Herald.)—In the District Court, the case of Picket v Poppenhager, an action for defamation, was adjourned for one week. In the case of Vider v McDougall, for slander, a verdict for plaintiff was given for £10. Eighty cases were gone through; but there are none of public interest except the above.
(Evening News.)—Mitchell and party crushed yesterday from their claim—Blacksmith’s Point, next to J Desmond’s—9½ ounces to the ton; pielding [sic] 66½ ounces of gold to 7 tons of quartz.
(Evening News.)—A boy five years of age fell into the wheel of a water mill, to-day, and was thrown out unhurt.
1 The Sydney Morning Herald, Sat 14 Mar 1874, p. 7. Emphasis added.
2 The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Tue 17 Mar 1874, p. 2. Emphasis added.