Alexandra Times at KellyGang 23/10/1875 (2)

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A man of apparently barbarous proclivities named Thompson was brought in the other day on warrant from Dry Creek by constable Orr, charged with having committed a violent assault on an unfortunate Chinaman. It appears that Thompson was engaged in stripping wattle bark, and the injured man was engaged in the same occupation, but Thompson objected to his stripping is the same gully as himself, when some words ensued, and Thompson struck the Chinaman a violent blow on the forehead with a tomahawk, inflicting a very severe wound of some four inches in extent. I am informed that the man was in a very weak state from loss of blood, and it was not until the officer administered the greater part of half a pint of brandy that he was able to make a statement. The unfortunate man appears to be both aged and infirm.

I cannot understand how it is that Chinamen, who as a class are industrious, and willing to earn a precarious livelihood "to gather the crumbs that fall from the rich men's table," should be so inconsiderately treated by their more intelligent counterpart. Such men as 'Thompson should be made to know in a summary manner that wherever the British standard waves the meanest of our aliens shall receive the same protection as the first of her Majesty's born subjects. Six or twelve months' litho fracturing in one of her Majesty's free no logical institutions would have the effect of bringing such beings as Thompson to their proper a ?

It is with pleasure that I am able to record the convalescence of Mr H Murray, late schoolmaster at Molesworth, who some few, months ago was suddenly inflicted with a painful illness. As this gentleman is favorablly known to many of your readers, the intelligence may be gratifying to there.

The Inspector of Mines paid us a visit some days ago, and in his official capacity ,descended the shaft of the Triumph Co. and inspected the workings. It will be gratifying to the manager, Mr Dillon, and the engineer, Mr Avres, to learn that Mr Greig expressed himself highly satisfied with the state of the mine and machinery. The inspector appears to be fully conversant with gauges, valves, fulcrums, levers, and all other etceteras appertaining to practical mechanics, which is a great acquisition in a mining inspector.

The new piece of road near the township of Gobur is now completed and is very creditable to the contractors, Johnson and Co. We can now consider our road to Longwood in a very fair state for the carriage of heavy loads.



(To the Editor of the Alexandra Times)

Sir, - I will not reply to the vulgar abuse, of Samuel Town's production in your last issue. It was such a disgusting doss that is speaks for itself and shows the writer to be utterly unworthy of notice. He states, however, that is a falling akin to horror was felt by the respectable portion of the community on the appearance of my former letter. "'Orror upon 'orror's 'end! the little world of Gobur that have been convulsed as if in the throws of an earthquake on reading 8. Town's last ! If it his opinion that in this rough uncouth community he stands alone, the self-embodiment of respectability. When the respectable portion of these parts take an airing it is concentrated under one hat, that of Samuel Town, Esq., schoolmaster, Gobur - the rest are nought but leather and pruneIla." Unfortunately for Samuel, his past career will not stand raking up. Being driven in one wheeled conveyances is not his only peculiarity. "I could a tale unfold," &c. - but no; I will have pity on him. I feel that I have come out of this controversy with flying colors and given S Town a lesson that may be useful to him. “Let the galled jade wince, my withers are unwrung,” One piece of advice, however, I offer him – don’t attempt to invite the character of either people when your own is rotten to the core. – Yours, &c,.

W JOHNSTONE. P.S.-You might suggest to the Education department that his letters be reprinted, and distributed amongst school-teachers, as models of purity of style and composition.


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