RESIDENT'S DEATH. Mr John Holt, more familiarly known as "Cockney Jack,"
one of the oldest residents in the district, passed away on Tuesday
morning, aged 81 years. He was a native of London, and well connected.
He served his time as a ship's carpenter, but the news of gold
discoveries brought deceased to Victoria in the early fifties. He was
fairly successful in mining, but afterwards took to carpentry, which he
followed till a short time ago. He lost heavily some years ago in mining
speculations. He was a most genial, intelligent, and conversant man, a
great favourite, and unmarried.
Telegraph poles in the
Dunolly rs carrying 8 trunk lines, 2 Morse telegraph lines, 5
subscribers telephone lines were burnt with services interrupted for
several hours. 100 tons of wood, valued at 750 pounds, was also
destroyed, when it was stacked at the mill near the station owner by Mr