The Argus at KellyGang 23/9/1881
At the sitting of the Police Commission yesterday, the secretary was directed to prepare, from the evidence taken, a brief history of the outbreak of the Kelly gang of bush- rangers and the proceedings of the police in connexion therewith ; and it is expected that next Tuesday the commission will be able to complete their next progress report.
OVENS AND MURRAY ANNUAL SHOW
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(BY OUR SPECIAL REPORTED)
The twenty-second annual show of the Ovens and Murray Agricultural and Pastoral Society was opened in the society's show grounds at Wangaratta to-day. The attendance was fair for a first day, which is principally taken up with awarding the prizes. The show is the most successful one that has yet been held by this society. The horses were numerous and very good, particularly, the classes for draught and thoroughbred stallions, 100 in all being shown. In the class for draught stallions there were 14 exhibits. Mr E Griffith's Baron was again placed first, Mr A Teague's Victor Champion being second. This class was a very fine one throughout. Some fine mares were shown by Mr J Ferguson and Mr DG Oliver. The Baron gained the society's prize as the best draught entire of any age. The aged blood stallions were very fine-Aconite, Blue Peter, King Arthur, and Calabar. Two good-looking young horses by Blue Peter were the most noticed. The judges gave the first prize to Blue Ruin by Blue Peter, a nicely-shaped horse, but with straight fore legs. Aconite was placed second. King Arthur, au imported horse of very high quality, was almost the first prize turned out of (he yard. Blue Peter looked in excellent health, but rough in his coat having come from a cold locality, Blue Peter's stock took first prizes in the classes for three year-old colts, two-year-old colts, and year- lings. Messrs. Docker's King of Clubs took first prize for stallion calculated to get weight carrying horses. In shorthorns, Mr J Stenhouse took first prize for bull over two years with a large heavy-fleshed bull named Michigan , bred by Messrs C and A Finlay, of Glenormiston. Mr C Connors was second with Ruby's Duke. Mr Connors took first prizes for yearling bull, two-year-old heifer, and yearling heifer. Mr J Stenhouse was first for shorthorn cow in calf, with a grand framed animal, with a fine roan bull calf at foot by Michigan . The long-woolled sheep were of a very useful character, and fairly numerous. Mr F Bain took the greater number of the prizes. Mr GE Mackay took first prize for a 12-months-old ram, bred by Messrs Rutledge Bros, Messrs Kierath and Asboldston divided the prizes for the pigs, which were fairly good. Some excellent samples of wheat were sent in. Mr R Trimble was placed first with a sample weighing 66Ib. Mr J Reid was first with a very pretty sample of oats. Mr J M'Leod was first for English barley. Some excellent fruits were shown, the almonds being greatly admired. Dairy produce was well represented; the butter and bacon were both very good. The wines shown were rather disappointing, none of the samples sent in being first-class. There was a good show of implements, Messrs, T Robinson and Co., M'Callum and Garde, T H Brown, Smith and Grosman, and Swan and Co taking the greatest number of the prizes. Messrs T Robinson showed a hand grist mill which attracted much notice,
Some very fine samples of leaf and manufactured tobacco were shown, principally from the Upper King River. The exhibits of poultry in every class were excellent.
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