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|LICENSING COURT. Saturday, May 28, 1904. Before Mr H. Morrison, P.M. (Article), Kilmore Free Press (Kilmore, Vic. : 1870 - 1954), Thursday 2 June 1904 page Article||2013-12-10 12:47||$aturdajy' May 28, 1904U..
Before Mr H. Morrison,. P.M;:
Thb license. of rthe. -Inverlochy Hote?, .
WiiIan, was- transferred". to. John ' B.
|Saturday May 28, 1904.
Before Mr H. Morrison, P.M.
The license of the Inverlochy Hotel,
Wallan, was transferred to John F. Laffan.
|BALLAN. (Article), The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), Saturday 15 May 1869 page Article||2013-12-10 12:37||Notwithstanding the weather on the Ratce day,
||Notwithstanding the weather on the Race day,
|Advertising (Advertising), Kilmore Free Press (Kilmore, Vic. : 1870 - 1954), Thursday 30 August 1877 page Advertising||2013-12-10 12:34||THE thoroughbred horse, "DUKE OF EDIN
BURGH," will stand this season, at Glen
also travellonce in the week and stop at Laffan's
Hotel, 'Wallan Wallan, and surrounding district.
|THE thoroughbred horse, "DUKE OF EDIN-
BURGH," will stand this season, at Glen-
also travel once in the week and stop at Laffan's
Hotel, Wallan Wallan, and surrounding district.
|Advertising (Advertising), Kilmore Free Press (Kilmore, Vic. : 1870 - 1954), Thursday 4 January 1877 page Advertising||2013-12-10 12:32||TRATFORD STRETTLE & Co. beg to inform
k) their constituents that owing to the Christmas
next sale will take place at Mr.. Laffan's hotel on
Tuesday, 6th iFebruary.
|STRATFORD STRETTLE & Co. beg to inform
their constituents that owing to the Christmas
next sale will take place at Mr. Laffan's hotel on
Tuesday, 6th February.
|MERRIANG SHIRE COUNCIL. Tuesday, March 27th, 1877. (Article), Kilmore Free Press (Kilmore, Vic. : 1870 - 1954), Thursday 5 April 1877 page Article||2013-12-10 12:28||On the motion of Gr. Budd, the surveyor
was instructed to get temporary repairs.ef
fected'to.a culvert near. Laffan's Hotel, and
invite tenders by next meeting for substan
tial' repairs. to culverts, on. the Sydey.
|On the motion of Cr. Budd, the surveyor
was instructed to get temporary repairs ef-
fected to a culvert near Laffan's Hotel, and
invite tenders by next meeting for substan-
tial repairs to culverts on the Sydney
|Saturday, January 21st, 1905. Before Messrs Morrison P.M., Henry, and Firman J.'sP. (Article), Kilmore Free Press (Kilmore, Vic. : 1870 - 1954), Thursday 26 January 1905 page Article||2013-12-10 12:24||:fre-I mean :the one at Weena." He m dm
ause of a filthy expression. I said " Why
•.did .you light theie fires I"' and he aguin
" .lde use bt iiwulting words; I then ar
- +- restted-bie f6r letting fire to these pitldeks.
He-:made no reply except abuse ; 1- was,
- A:: ti-na and he was sobej, when he came to i
me ?at: half past seven in the evening.
. i.itd the ·so ie of fires-and. described the
. s-distances. -
'o prisoner -Whenm I searched you I
-:found .othig on yoti to ~suae a fire-r y had
- only pocket-knife.
-This concluded the case for. the prosee-u.
tion. - - , - 1
T -he information was then read out to the
Saccused; h was, thenr warned. in theisusna
SPrisoner: ?pleaed not- guilty and .said he
-would like -to make a short statement. Ije
gIa-:.id- on'- 3th- he was in Wallan, m i ad ws
- rn-rmg.; some two miles "ay"; I think I
assisting to pntrit out ; and then I came to
. m?.it have been there saome four or. ive hours
Wallan township; I' had four or five nqb4
. etl of whiiky at the fire, and I had two
: billy-cans and a pint of beer in the township,
-' aWkened by the old gentle!nan; "Mr:Robert
.- to n. He further said he was a stranger here
..and had no witnesse.? roe
- st,Februsy,- at Melbourne, on the charge
of . etting fira to-pJohn -Robertson's property,
M'Leod's property. hbe was similarly dealt
. and on asecond charge, thiat otetetng ftire to
with, and witnesses were- formally- bound in
. s- im.of L?lOO to appear and give evidence.
to a Lr ~ e?at _to a bush fire tlsat- was
|fire--I mean the one at Weena." He m de
use of a filthy expression. I said " Why
did you light these fires ?" and he again
made use of insulting words; I then ar-
rested him for setting fire to these paddocks.
He made no reply except abuse ; he was,
rational and he was sober when he came to
me at half past seven in the evening.
visited the sc ne of fires and described the
To prisoner--When I searched you I
found nothing on you to cause a fire--you had
This concluded the case for the prosecu-
The information was then read out to the
accused; he was then warned in the usua
Prisoner pleaed not guilty and said he
would like to make a short statement. He
said on 13th he was in Wallan, and he was
burning some two miles away; I think I
assisting to put it out ; and then I came to
must have been there some four or five hours
Wallan township; I had four or five nob-
blers of whisky at the fire, and I had two
billy-cans and a pint of beer in the township,
awkened by the old gentleman, Mr Robert-
son. He further said he was a stranger here
and had no witnesses.
1st February, at Melbourne, on the charge
of setting fire to John Robertson's property,
M'Leod's property. He was similarly dealt
and on a second charge, that of setting fire to
with, and witnesses were formally bound in
sum of £100 to appear and give evidence.
asked to go out to a bush fire that was
|Saturday, January 21st, 1905. Before Messrs Morrison P.M., Henry, and Firman J.'sP. (Article), Kilmore Free Press (Kilmore, Vic. : 1870 - 1954), Thursday 26 January 1905 page Article||2013-12-10 12:17||-the fire out, and kept my eye on prisoner wh, '
had crossed over the road and sat down on 1
the fire out,-and be only mumLled something
but did not come to assist; got the fire out n
in abont'two minutes; waitel nntil fdther
camie down-; father said to me " Where iRs
the man 1". I said " he. ehe is ai:ting down."1
- We walked over to him and I struck a mat!ch,
'-:pulled his bhat up and had a look-at him,.
- I 'think- father asked him what he It the
fires fo?; I had asked him before what he
like-that it was time the cockes were -burnt
=`-" ýosaw wsbtr er butlis had a' d i iTt
kL , 0kd bh t was not the worse for liquor ;'
?-?osed was brought to our house and he was, a
afterwards taken in custody by coastaiºle
Ohenall; there was 'no fire on the p-operty
:Joseph . ChenalTi, mounted constable i
stationed at Wallan, deposed-Prisoner
called at the station at Wallan about half.;
p~st seven o'clock; he said "I have been
the-?bush fire at Weena; I said " Who
:l igaged you I" He replied ' a mwan Lffr-y
orsome name like that, `he lives down the
Sroad." Then I said "You apply to him or I'
ipayment.'" He-left.and about a qu:arter p :dt
Italan, Rd from what he told. me 1 a once
.ten the witness Slatter called at the polC -
Springs; saw the priioner'on side of Sydnmyv 1
" proceeded- to ~-i.Robertson~i place at The:
road at Mr Robertson's gate ; Mr R,,b~r.s ,n
sen.. ani Mr .R~be~.ton junr.,+iere wit him ;
Isaid to prisoner " you are the man that ap
|the fire out, and kept my eye on prisoner who
had crossed over the road and sat down on
the fire out, and be only mumbled something
but did not come to assist; got the fire out
in about two minutes; waited until father
came down; father said to me " Where is
the man ?" I said " he.e he is sitting down."
We walked over to him and I struck a match,
pulled his hat up and had a look at him.
I think- father asked him what he l t the
fires for; I had asked him before what he
like, that it was time the cockies were burnt
out; the man was sober, but he had a drink
I know, butt was not the worse for liquor ;
accused was brought to our house and he was
afterwards taken in custody by constable
Chenall; there was no fire on the property
Joseph Chenall, mounted constable
stationed at Wallan, deposed--Prisoner
called at the station at Wallan about half-
past seven o'clock; he said "I have been
the bush fire at Weena; I said " Who
engaged you ?" He replied " a man Laffey
or some name like that, he lives down the
road." Then I said "You apply to him for
payment." He left and about a quarter past
station, and from what he told me I a once
ten the witness Slatter called at the police
Springs; saw the prisoner on side of Sydney
proceeded to Mr. Robertson's place at The
road at Mr Robertson's gate ; Mr Robertson
sen. and Mr Robertson junr. were with him ;
I said to prisoner " you are the man that ap-
|Saturday, January 21st, 1905. Before Messrs Morrison P.M., Henry, and Firman J.'sP. (Article), Kilmore Free Press (Kilmore, Vic. : 1870 - 1954), Thursday 26 January 1905 page Article||2013-12-10 12:11||.- y priPoner--When I saw you standing
'befire the fire I was 121 Chains away ;
when I spoke to you firast you wer ' sitting
on west side of Sydnef road; -I shook you i
.up .and -you -Were pretending to be asleep;
lifted your head and had- a look. at- your.
-By;. the Bench.-From the time I saw
priaooer at fire until I came up to him
*. To prisoner-The reson I did S-ot stop
- would he only about eve minutes..
you~before war that I could not get·-ip .to.
you. - ".
'To theBeneh --My son and'cdaughtr'were
present mhen I got up ; I said'to him why i
- have you made these fires I he said it is only.
;ashli fire. "
r__ iBby Lillin Robertson, deposed-l:I'ami
vnlt*iig 'itmy'-partarot en -aigst; l question i
s-aw accw?wdC pausld-owtrad towards Mel
~.bournitiboot ten.; about 20 minuntes after he
-p ,ale saw a rtre; 1:>rushed.inside and got a
•bag; and raa down the road towards the fire;
saw a nman standing when.the blaze came.op;
that was the first fire .below'.the house;
thought it was my brother and sans out I' Is
.that you Jack," and the man disappeared
-'suddenly ; did- not asee him distinctly enoj gh
.to identify him; went to the fire, and .mny
brother came immediately I got there,.- and
further down 12j chains away.
. Johne?lix Robertson deposed--I. am a
salesman at Melbourne; I came from Mel
bourne .by: last. train on 13th; between 10
of r: y father's house on Sydney road; was
. a.nl11 o'clock, I was a mile and a half south
ridiig home and saw i blaze a very short
' distance away in-my father's paddock ; got
their' asquick as 'could ; I -sa a man;
that's the man, poiniting to accused ; couid
not say he was inside' the fence ;-my sister
w'rl theie'with a bag; I took the bag from
e;-B and it did not take long to beat fire out
as it itwas calm; immediately I got it out I
went down the road after the man on horse.
back, and as I was goir:g along I saw another
fire start in father's padd ck ; saw the accused
away; the fire was 8 or 10yards inside the 1
fenc'.; saw the man leave the fire and come
out -on to the road ; I said to himn " you are
a nice beauty," I janped over and put !
|By prisoner--When I saw you standing
before the fire I was 12½ chains away ;
when I spoke to you first you were sitting
on west side of Sydney road; I shook you
up and you were pretending to be asleep;
lifted your head and had a look at your
By the Bench--From the time I saw
prisoner at fire until I came up to him
To prisoner--The reson I did not stop
would he only about five minutes.
you before was that I could not get up to
To the Bench --My son and daughter were
present when I got up ; I said to him why
have you made these fires ? he said it is only
a bush fire.
Ruby Lillian Robertson, deposed--I am
living with my parents; on night in question
saw accused pass down road towards Mel-
bourne about ten; about 20 minuntes after he
passed saw a fire; I rushed inside and got a
bag, and ran down the road towards the fire;
saw a man standing when the blaze came up;
that was the first fire below the house;
thought it was my brother and sang out " Is
that you Jack," and the man disappeared
suddenly ; did not see him distinctly enough
to identify him; went to the fire, and my
brother came immediately I got there, and
further down 12½ chains away.
John Felix Robertson deposed--I am a
salesman at Melbourne; I came from Mel-
bourne by last train on 13th; between 10
of my father's house on Sydney road; was
and 11 o'clock, I was a mile and a half south
riding home and saw a blaze a very short
distance away in my father's paddock ; got
there as quick as I could ; I saw a man;
that's the man, pointing to accused ; could
not say he was inside the fence ; my sister
was there with a bag; I took the bag from
her and it did not take long to beat fire out
as it it was calm; immediately I got it out I
went down the road after the man on horse-
back, and as I was going along I saw another
fire start in father's paddock ; saw the accused
away; the fire was 8 or 10 yards inside the
fence; saw the man leave the fire and come
out on to the road ; I said to him " you are
a nice beauty," I jumped over and put
|2013-12-10 11:19||thebaise'of the fire went up I saw the man,
.the accedi , close behind the fire; when I -
got--:o he was sitting ob bhis swag across The.
a .oad; my son had the fire out and was'be
i&r -the man-; there were no fires in that
? roinity during that day.
|the blaze of the fire went up I saw the man,
the accused, close behind the fire; when I
got up he was sitting on his swag across the
road; my son had the fire out and was be-
side the man; there were no fires in that
vicinity during that day.
|2013-12-10 11:18||put it out; on :eomifg baclrk to Mr Robert,
son's met Mrs Robertson, aind I;, from informa
tiob?.she gave, -went on past tho house south;
ad-Miss Roabertsori with b.e accesed;
.By prisoner-Di not . see you in paddock,?
' Henry Slatter. a- laborer for- Mr Mills,
•Beferidge, deposed-On.hightof 13th instant.
ivas with last witnesat time stated; heardet
Wilsoni's -evidence-it was dorrect; after
Sputting fir out reported, the matter tConG.
stable Ohenal. \-..' :
By: - prisoner-Whei 'I saw you you w:-ere
passiiig '?tbertson's house on SyduSej roadc
-going southb-you Were not in charge of any.
SJohn -Robertson, a gratzier, residing at The-.
8pri? :nigset Wallan, .deposed--On night of
-,12th. of -ihe month I- was sitting at end of
imy house close to road ]"from what last two
witnesses suid -I want-ont-b on 'the road; I
thenanoticed a- fire:-soiith of my house ;
did not then notice anything north; I.
merely heard of -the fre n-orth and I did nob.
asee the reflection of it';: before I saw reflection.
of fire south,... saw the prisoner pass my
house .going. towards Melbourne; that was
I about 20 minutes -or a little longer before I
saw the: fire; went to the fie about a quarter
of a mile away-with my daughter; the fire
was on the east side of road ina grass pad.
dock; when Igot to the fire my son John.
Eelix, ,nd my daughter were there and they -
hed:the fire out when .I got there; my son
-was oinvhorseback; about a minute after
+hf- I saw.a fire 12Q chains away further
t-followed as- fast as I could;M as soon as
?swy south.; my son went'off, on horseback;
|put it out; on coming back to Mr Robert-
son's met Mrs Robertson, and I, from informa-
tion she gave, went on past the house south;
and Miss Robertson with the accused.
By prisoner--Did not see you in paddock.
Henry Slatter, a laborer for Mr Mills,
Beveridge, deposed--On night of 13th instant.
was with last witness at time stated; heard
Wilson's evidence--it was correct; after
putting fire out reported the matter to Con-
By prisoner--When I saw you you were
passing Robertson's house on Sydney road
going southb--you were not in charge of any
John Robertson, a grazier, residing at The
Springs near Wallan, deposed--On night of
12th of the month I was sitting at end of
my house close to road ; from what last two
witnesses said I went out on the road; I
then noticed a fire south of my house ;
did not then notice anything north; I
merely heard of the fire north and I did not
see the reflection of it ; before I saw reflection
of fire south, I saw the prisoner pass my
house going towards Melbourne; that was
about 20 minutes or a little longer before I
saw the fire; went to the fire about a quarter
of a mile away with my daughter; the fire
was on the east side of road in a grass pad-
dock; when I got to the fire my son John
Felix, and my daughter were there and they
had the fire out when I got there; my son
was on horseback; about a minute after
that I saw a fire 12½ chains away further
I followed as fast as I could; as soon as
away south ; my son went off on horseback;
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