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The Little Folks. MILTON. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
%\t §ittle JMte, MILTON. [From Harper's Young People.'} ? John Milton was a blue-eyed, yellow haired Saxon boy, the type of the English race. He was somewhat short, stout, and healthy; his eyes were bright and spark ling in his youth, before he became blind. But he inherited weakness of eight from his mother. He 'was born 1609, in a plea sant house in Bread-street, London, almost Uliuef uio euiHiuw ul ±jtjn .ucuai XL was back in a court. His father, who had made a fortune as a scrivener, was fond of music, books, and literature, and his son was carefully educated at St. Paul's School. Milton relates that he frequently studied in the house in Bread-street until after midnight, and his head ached and his sight gaew dim with these late vigils. He was then about twelve years old. When he ' was six years old he may have seen Shakespeare and Ben Jonson pass on their way to the Mermaid Tavern, -which was in Bread-street, not far from his father's house. He was one of the best scholars at S...
KOOLYWURTIE (MT. RAT), APRIL 12. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
KOOLYWURTIE (bix. Rat). Apbil 12. We have had a large stretch of dry weather, which still continues with do prospect of a change. — Some few farmers have commenced sowing, bat it will not become general till next month. — The elections for the House of As sembly passed off quietly, but not satisfactorily to all, as some half-dozen would-be voters who want to record their votes found that their ntmes were not on tee roil, aicnougn tney nad. always voted at previous eleotions, and still held the same qualifications. — Little excitement exists as to the Legislative Council elections.— I am glad to be able to report that the con tractor (Mr. Ledo) bas commenced to lay the csw rails on the Port Eickaby jetty, and that in a week's time he will be fully at work extending the jetty. When completed it will be a great boon to farmtrs and others.
THE HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
THE HOUSE. Devilled Biscuits. — Take some water biscuit?, .steep them in milk for ten minutes, take them out, dust them over with a little cayenne, salt, and black pepper, and bake them in a slow oven for twenty minutes. Cup Puddings. — Three eggs, their weight in flour, butter, pnd sugar; whip the eggs well separately, and the butter to a cream, then 6tir in the flour gently, and miv all together. Bake it twenty minutes in small cuddinsr cuds. Thev mav be flavored with bitter almonds or lemon peel. Serve with wine sauce. Potato Puep. — To each two cupsf ul of mashed potatoes, take one tablespoonfu' of melted butter and beat to a cream, put with this two eggs whipped light, and a cupful of milk, salting to taste. Beat all well, pour into a greased baking dish and bake quickly to a light brown. Serve in the dish in which it was cooked. Baetbd Caci.ifi.ower.. — PutcauliQower to soak in salted water for an hour or more ; look over carefully, remove the hard stalk and leaves, Scald f ot...
KOOLUNGA. APRIL 13. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
KOOJ.UKGA. Apbil 13. We have been favored with a change in tbe weather. Yesterday there was a heavy wind blewingfrom the north-west all day, accom panied by clouds of dust. We all thought we were going to have a good downpour, but were disappointed. Early this morniog a ligbt ehowerfell, which relieved us of the dUBt, and during the day a few more light showers fell. jDst now, as nearly every one is out of water, aud scores of teams may be seen going to the Broughton. Many farmers have to keep one team of five horEes continually carting water. There are b till strong iedicationsof more rain. — Steps are being taken to have this township put under the Police Act, and not bafsre it was wanted. At present there are no lees than five dead bones lying in a blind creek not above a quarter of a mile from the township, and some* times the stench ia unbearable. I think it is time something was done in tbe matter.— The Bev. W. Wilson hat thought fit to leave the Presbyterians and has accepted...
Ladies' Column. FEMININE FASHIONS AND FANCIES. London. February 25. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
gium^ folmmt. ! FEMININE FASHIONS ASDFANCIES. rBrAXior.j .London. February 25. Her Majesty ihe Queen -will hold the first -Jrawiiig-ioom of the season at Buckingham Palace to-morrow. As the mail for Aus tralia leaves .London to-day I must defer my description of that event until .my next letter. Only a few new fashions havB been' 3n«**mlio/l -no wr^f- onJ nnna i-on coir if 4-linn -f illrV'^' ?*?* J'''v uu\* «*w**w viuj ****J *i uucj ?will prevail. I observe that gatherings or garjgings are taking the place of the long and deservedly popular fiat killings. Puffs, too, which are untidy-looking even in their £i£t freshness, are much worn. I will give ?one illustration of a popular Btyle. The; front of the 'trottoer' (walking costume) is arranged as follows: — The material is -doubled about 4 inches in width, then there are four or five gatherings or gaugings forminff a band of the same width; then there comes another puff, and then a gathered band, until the waist is reached ; the back...
HALLETT, April 6. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
HALLErT. Apbil 6. The scnnal meeting of satneribars te the HaJlett Institute was held in the hallos Friday, April 1. Mr. B. Collins occupied the chair. She secretary presente d the annual report and balance-sheet, which showed the institute to be nearly free from debt. Votes of thanks were accorded to the retiring officers, and the follow ipg gentlemen were elected for the ensuing year:— President, Mr. F. S. Smith; vicepresi dent, Mr. James Thomas; honorary secretary and treasurer, Mr. W. T. Willington; and a committee of eight, consisting of Messrs. Wil llaais, Burton, Wsrrick, Willington, Tiver, Pearte, HcncersoB. and Ward.
GLADSTONE. APRIL 12. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
GLADSTONE. Apeil 12. There has probably been as much excitement tereoTer the Bnrra elections as in some of the polling places in that district, and the utmost MtODiihjnent and profound regret is expressed at the result. — Week after week psaies, and still there is no ohange in the weather, save the extremely cold nights. The question of a water sepply Is being seriously considered, and it is said the Government will be asked to allow tae residents to use the water now locked np in tha tasks at the gaol. I do not know what quan tity of water there is there, but judging from the time they hare been finished, and the amount of raia we hare had linoe, the water they contain would be very acseptableto a large number of residents who are in doubt as to where they are to get tba next drink from. Yesterday the weather was very boisterous all day, with clouds af dost, and we fully expected a change at nightfall, knt again were disap pointed. This dry weather will prove a great hindrance to m...
FRANKLIN HARBOR, APRIL 11. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
FRANKLIN HARBOR, Apeil 11, The recect heavy thunderstorm which occurred here, when nearly four inches of rain fell, has proved valuable in filliag the tanks and water holes, and also ui making thejlaBd soft, so that ploughing is being curried on in full swing. Tha rain has also had the effect of starting the grass, and at this time of the year we may reasonably look for further showers. We regret that in eonosquenoe of the very heavy flow of wat«r in thA erefikH trta vn&in road fa fcha harbor has been much damaged. Traffic is stopped at present, and until proper oal verts are made nothing is t» prevent a similar occurrence by every flood that comes. We trust the Surveyor-General will have these culrerts made. — Ws are patiently waiting to see the jetty commenced, but up to the present tenders are not even called. — There is some talk about forming a company to pur chase a steamer to trade between this place and Wallaroo twice a week. The scheme will doubt leu leceire good su...
FABRELL'S FIAT, APRIL 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
FASRELL'S FIAT, April 8. Lately we have had indications of rain. The dry state of the weather renders ploughing very difficult. A little sowing has been, done in this neighborhood, but not to any great extent. — On Tuesday a tea meeting was held in the Wesleyan shapel, after which the baud of hope gave their montblyentertaiDment.Mr.J.H.GosBpresidiBg. TheSev. J.H. Bickfordalsogavea brief address. During the evening recitations were giren by Meaerfl. Green, Jaoobsen, and Cooksley, and a few of the juvenile membus, who acquitted them selves creditably. Sengs wire rendered by Misses Clayer, White, and Fwey, Messrs. Jacohsen end Bandercook, and a readiig was given by the latter gentleman. A duet by Miss Clayer and Master W. Martin was well giren and f arorably reseived. The entertainment was succeeded by a valedictory supper to onr late minuter, Mr. 3. H. Go», who isremoringto Orroroo. A vote of thanks for his past services was given and responded to. All three meetings were a great succ...
AGRICULTURAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
AGRICULTURAL NOTES. After another spell of dry weather, some most welcome showers have fallen, and at the time of writing there seems every like lihood of a copious downpour before long. This is much needed to fill tankB and wsterholeB, to start the seed already sown, and to soften the ground for ploughing. TVrnn Vintorift wa Yioaf tfiat tli« tjmtic save enabled the necessary tillage for the cereal crops to be pushed forward, as well as permitted the the preliminary cultivation to be gone on with, for root crops. By tele- . gram from Sydney advices have been re ceived of no less than4A inches of rainhaving fallen between Saturday and Monday last, and the downfall appears to have been pretty general throughout the colony. The reports fiom Queensland are of a varied character. Thus we read in the Qiteens lasder that ' the dry state of the ground throughout the greater portion o£ March has been greatly against al[ ploughing, and TriPTlT Trim mtpnHii'l cnwi'o- flm-r *v.li/a.Tt er.ilitr ...
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN FARMERS' MUTUAL ASSOCIATION. CENTRAL COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN FARMERS' MUTUAL ASSOCIATION. Qestbu. Committeb. A rceetiEg of the executive uf the farmers' assccifition was ht!d at the Gladstone IastiMte committee-room, on Saturday, April 9. Taere were present— Tiie president (Sir. J. 3I:lier), \ice-pre6ident (Mr. G. Mugg), Mr. J. Daw (ei prtsident), Mr. J. Veniiiijg(aotiDg-st;cretarj;, Crystal B:ock ; Messrs. Hirah and Francis, Var rottie; Mr. G. Ioglia, Georgetown ; Mr. Brawn, Y&cka; Mr. Kelly, Uedliill; M-. UeQ&llam, Belalie; and Mesbrs. French aad Qcovdea, Gladstone. From Port Victor, asking for roles and infor mation «s to formation of a braacb ; from Scans bury brunch applying for ten copi a of tne rales and forty tickets ; from the ttwnutn branch, to the effect ibat that branch bad forgotten to appoint a delegate to the Adelaide meeting, and asking for printed rules is Qcimtn and English ; from Mr. Notice, Adelaide, en quiring whether bis paper npon ' Money,' &c., had been published ; from the Waro...
APPROACHING LAND SALES. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
APPEOACHING LAND SAJLES. - April 26. — Offer for credit selection laud ia ?Hundreds of Geyder, Xickera, Thistle Island, Crazier, Yairah, and Bamdioota.and odd blocks in Hundreds ot Wirrega, Clinton, Monsrto, ani ilacDooEell. Hsj 17.— Offer fer credit selection land in Hundreds of Woolyana. Nacknra. Terawie, Melville, and Eurelia, and odd blocks in Hun dreds of Kapperby, Tatars, Yarauyncka, Miu larcowie, Frceling, Burdett, King, Wcana, and Onkap&ringa.
REPORT ON THE BOTANIC GARDENS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
REPORT ON THE BOTANIC GARDENS. The annual report from Dr. Schomburgk, the directorof the Botanic GardenE, has been published in the Government Gazette. The document, which is of considerable length, is more interesting than usual, and contains a large amount of -valuable information for those engaged in agricultural pursuits. As is troll known Dr. Schomburgk has been experimenting largely in the growing of ?wheat, but the season has been a very un favorable one, the wheat suffering severely frcm the frosts which occurred while the plants were in bloom and also from red rust, The returns were conseq uently far belo «v the average, scarcely reaching sis bushels ?per sere. Jn fact last season was one of the worst our farming community has had to contend against. Lengthy reference is rrade to the 'Defiance' and 'Cham- plain' -wheats, to the qualities each possesses, and the experiments that have been and are nosr btinjr made to test their rust-resistinc capabilities. Tiie experience of ...
SHE MANAGEMENT OF BROOD SOWS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
IHE MANAGEMENT OF BROOD SOWS. A brood eow should bs a good milker. An abundance of milk for the first eight or ten weeks of their existence ia the best pre paration young pigs can have to fit them for profitable growth in after life. It is not alwayspossible (says an American writer) to decide with certainty whether or not a yonng bow will prove to be a good milker ; dot as witn cows, bo witn pigs, we may learn from observation and trial to know in some degree, judging from their general appearance, what to expect. Milking qualities in swine are as surely trans mis8able to progeny as in cattle. Thus it is as true of swine as of cattle that this trait may be greatly improved by retaining only good, milkers for bleeders. When they have dropped theirfirst litter, the most they -will need for tiie first five or eight days will be cooling drinks and very little rich food. Wheat bran, scalded and than tnonnedwitbcold water, to which may be added a handful of middlings, may be given. In te...
A FEW WORDS ABOUT LUCERN. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
A FEW WOBDS ABOUT LT7CERN. Thin plant is coming into great favor ui America as a fodder plant, both, on account of its feeding -value sod ihe immense yield it gives when properly cnltmriod. The following remaiks on its good qualities and diiecti«i» for cnltivation are^ttfcen from the American Agrieultuntti—ThB re ce-wed interest is Iucbtb k is part doe to wio -?*'? — ? y ' w*. ------- -ja a \j±\jua at w**in»iaa. ? uviuo ***, these have found that fodder corn, -whether need for soiling, or cured, will not yield tiie very best butter. Xhese do not (Lubtite feeding value, or think that it introduces any bad flavor into tiie butter, but they find alack of the delicate aroma that comes from the best grass and. from clover. In looking for a Bolting plant that «hnl} tabs the pl&GB of Tn fK ati coin, several liaro tried lucern with success. The various esti mates tbat have been given ef the value of this plant are due to the different treat ment given to it. Under favorable con diti...
RECENT MILK EXPERIMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
?piafHflTT TwTT.TT -PTPRttTMFWrg, . I If veil burnt gypsum (plaster of Fans) is powdered and mixed with the milk under examination -until it forms & thick paste, the time required fer it to set serves as a measure of the quality of the milk, the shorter the time which elapses the greater being tne quantity ot water added. Thus, milk of specific gravity 1.030, at a temp9ra ture of 5i) deg.on the English thereoaieter, was mixed with gypsum, and set in ten hours ; in another sample of the same milk which was diluted with a. quantity of its own bulk of water two hours were required for setting ; a sample which was half water set in one hour, and one which contained three-fourths of its bulk of water set in the short space of half an hour. If the milk is warmed it sets more quickly. Equal quantities of the same milir were allowed to cream ; after 30 hours on. lot was skimmed and the cream churned. The other portion stood for 31 hours, became slightly acid, and was then churned wi...
THE FRENCH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
THE FRENCH NA 1'IONAL TOUKXA MENT. The second game of the match between 5131. de Kiviere and RosenthaL, and one of the best of the whole contest. For the games and comments thereon we are in detted to the Field. (Sicilian Defence.) TTT1ITE. BLACK. M. Eorenthal. M. de Riviore. l.PtoK4 l.PtoQB4 2. Q Kt to B 3 2. Q Kt to 3 3 3.PtoKKt3 3. t to K Kt 3 (a) 4. B to Kt 2 4. B to Kt 2 5. K. Kt to K 2 5. P to K 3 6. P to Q 3 6. K Kt to K 2 7.BtoK3 7.PtoQKt3 8. Q to Q 2 (6) 8. P to Q 4 9. B to Kt 5 (c) 9. P to Q 5 10. Kt to Q sq 10. P to K 11 3 11. B takes Kt 11. Q tabes B 12. P Jo K B 4 12. 11 to Q Kt 2 33. KttoK. B2 13. P to KB 4 14. Catties K side 14. Kt to Q s^ 15. Q E to K sq IS. OsEtlea 16. K to K sq 16. Q to Q 2 17. Kt to Kt eq 17. Kt to B 3 18. Kt to 3 3 18. Q B to K aq , 10. B. to K 2 19. K to R 2 20. RfrBeq to K6q 20. B to B 3 SI. K to Kt sq 21. B to K 2 22. PtoQB3 22. P'toQB4 23. P takes P 23. K P takes P 24. B takes B 24. B takes B 25. QtoK2 85. BtoB3 26. QtoK6 26. BtoBsq(-i) 27. Q...
Agriculture, &c. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
$-$m&m, &t. IE«i-g dennms of swkiag this Tartion of tie 'Chronicle' of apeasl internet to fcgricoltnriitx, wa ?lull be gl&a to isceive practical articles giving refsnlu of experiments in farm cnltSvatioa, stock raising, Sairy 'f&nnirg, tmxL otber matters of ratal istsreet. bnch articles mostbecorciMly written, ani 01 one side of the paper only. Tbe name and addreu of the writer should also he given, whirh will be published, axles a request to the contrary accompany the eom mnnicalioc— Ja-.]
CHESS IN TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
CHESS IN TASMANIA. We are pleased to learn that a 0IieS3 Club lias lately been formed in HobarD under very favorable auspices. Thirty members have already enrolled ; the Go vernor Las accorded his patronage, and the Archdeacon of Hobart has been elected president, and altogether there is fair prospect of a prosperous future. We ucucv c lius j^iaiujijj^ icauit i£ iuuiusb entirely due to the fostering care of Air. J. G. Witton, whose enthusiasm in the causa of chess has been unflagging. With a strong club in the metropolis we hope Mx. '\\ itton -will gain fresh support for his interesting chess column in the Txsnwnian Mail.
CRYSTAL BROOK, APRIL. 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
CRTSTAL BROOK, Apbec 8. Great excitement prevailed in this township on Saturday when it was known that a match for £6 a side was to take place between two local horses, and that another local horse wat to trot against time aleo for wager. Long before the hour appointed, 4.30 pjn., crowds could be seen approaching the appointed spot, and excite ment was at its height when the hones for the Conner came in sigBt, reaay siaaiea ana im patient for the, fray. Tha horses being well known there were plenty of friends found on tha grousd to support them, so that when the flag fall both were backed nearly equal, although Mr. W. Steer's mare Black Bess was slightly the favorite, and showed that the confidence placed in her was not in vain, as she carried off the honors as she pleased. Then came the trot, and in consequence of the judges not being able to find the exact mile on our road they had ts seek another, which being sandy was rather heavy, and interfered with what chance the horse had o...