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FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE NORTH RAILWAY LINE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
FATAL ACCIDENT ON THE tfOSTH RAILWAY LLSE. The city coroner (llr. T. Ward, J.p.) held an inquest ou Saturpay,May 7,at the Oddfellows' Arn*8,Bowdev, on the body of MaryOrmsby, aa cged widow, who was picked up ou Friday rtoriiicg insensible on the railway embank Kent between tbe Mill crossing and the North Adelaide Bailway Station. Mr. Heury Milne was foreman of the jury. Mr. Koberts wa3 pre sent on behalf of tho Government. Alfred Hains, engine-driver, No. 43, oa the Ecrthem Hailway iine, said— I left Islington on Friday morning, May 6, at 6.20, with John Usggerty ts stoker. We were taking the engine to the Adelaide st&tioB, aud were gsiog at thu rate of about twenty miles an hour. First saw deceased when we reached the Mill cro3siug, abent 400 yards from where deceased was picked np. She had jatt got through the fence on the western side, and was rising up. Sounded the whistle, which is one of the loudest ou the lino, I shut off speed for a minute. The womsa goo over the tre...
THE BRADLAUGH CASE. LONDON, May 7. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
THE BRADLAUGH CASE. London, May 7. Mr. Charles Bradlaugh has issued a manifesto relative to his case, and to the action taken thereon in the House of Com mons. He ttaies that the Tories, led by Sir Stafford Northcote, have virtually ex cluded him from the House of Commons, and have thereby prevented him from acting as the representative of Northampton, ty which constituency he has been twice Setumed to Parliament. He states his de termination not to allow the matter to rest, but that he and his friends in Parliament will continue to obstruct public business vntil a satisfactory conclusion is arrived at.
Correspondence. RELIGION AND EDUCATION IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA. IN 1840. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
ComsiimkHa. RELIGION AND EDUCATION IN souxa AUdTaA.LiA in isio. TO THE EDITOE. Sir— The subjoined extract frim the South Australian Recora and Ausl;-alz.-ian and Soutli African Chronicle at Julj 11, 1S4U, I have copied verbatim, as the particulars contained tacroui would, I think, interest uot »loub the old colo dipis but- ail thore may like to know sosie&hing cf the infantile state of tbo various re'igioua teefs of bcuih Australia. — I am, &c, &OUCiI AUSntiLIAN. By the Act estabh&nifig tbe province Her Majesty was autberised to appoint as cuiplai&s clergymen cf the Ktlabtisiied Ohurcii of England or Scctla&d. The Bev. C. B. Howard was accordingly appointed colonial chaplain ; he landed with the Governor in 1533, an 1 his ministrations can menced «ith the settlement ot the province. No colonial church, properly flpaaking, has as yet been erected, but its place is fully supplied by the co'nmodioae building ia w)jich Mr. Howard officiate...
ARCTIC EXPLORATION. LONDON, May 7. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
ARCTIC EXPLORATION. London, May 7. An Arctic expedition, under the auspices of the Government of the Netherlands, having been determined upon, a schooner left Amsterdam, the capital, yesterday for the polar regions. The vessel, whicti was splendidly equipped for the voyage, carries a number of scientific men, who expressed themselves as confident that they would be able to make valuable discoveries before iheir return. A large number of people assembled to witness the departure of the ehip..
FENIAN OUTRAGE IN CHESTER. London, May 7. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
FESIAS OUTRAGE IN CHESTER. .London, May 7. An outrage has been committed at Chester at the military barracks. During last night a mine of gunpowder was ex ploded close to the buildings with the evident intention of destroying them and Idlling the inmates. The damage done, however, was comparatively trifling. No lives were lost, and the buildings were not muck injured. It is believed that the out rage was perpetrated by Fenians, and that the police have discovered a clue by which they will be able to identify the miscreants.
OUR TASMAMIAN LETTER Hobart, May 4. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
OUR TASMANIA^ LETIEU. (From onr own Correspondent ) Hobatt, May 4. To say that a deep feeling of gloom spread overtJia city uvion the receipt of the news of the wreck o£ the Union Steamship Co'b. steamer Tararua, expresses very inade quately the effect of the sad intelligence in Bobart. To add to the sorrow the first tele gram receivedhere from Alelbourneon Satur day was almost unintelligible, and on receipt ot the Examiner horn the other side of the Island it was found that the saved according to the Mercury were reported drowned, and ihelottsaved. The Mercury's interpretation proved to be the right one, and those who had lost friends had the sad news confirmed. On Monday the flags of all vessels lyina at ?wharfs in the harbor, as well as the public fiags in the city, were half-masted, and the faces of the citizens clearly showed how teenlythey felt the calamity which had touched them so closely. No list of pas sengers has yet been telegraphed, and until receipt of Melbourne files ...
OUR NEW ZEALAND LETTER. Timaru, April 18. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
OUR NEW ZEALAND LETTER. [from onr own Correspondent.] Timaru, April 18. During the last months the electors of the colony have been treated to several post-sessional addresses, of which by far the most important was that of Major Atkinson at Fatea. The Colonial Treasurer is not much given to showing only the bright side of things. If he has any unpleasant facts to communicate he makes no attempt at smoothing them over, but says what he has to say in the bluntest language. There fore it is all the more assuring when he tells us that the financial outlook is a cheer ful one, and that for the current year the square. This speaks much for the recupera tive powers of the country, when it is only about a year and half since there was a deficit of nearly a million. The crisis was severe, but the colony has come out of it better than the most sanguine could ever have expected. The Government may justly take much credit to itself for economy and prudence, but the present improved state of af...
CHINESE IN WEST AUSTRALIA TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
CHINESE IN WESi.1 AUSTRALIA. TO THE BUITOH. Sir — The following, which is clipped from tha Fathlnqvircr, shows that the West Austreiinus are awakening to the faofc thai the Cniuess who bsve been imported into the colony at the pablic exptL'se are likely to prove rather mars expeu sive than their ijdmirets isragineJ, and prores, too, rather conclusively that th^y are already beginning to repeiiC of their' Oeltstialbir^aia.' It is seme satisfaction to fisd thai; their foud dciusi. n is being disputed, and it ie to be hopad that at the assembling cf i'arliameiit the member* WL'l UBVC MXU irUOlUlljr Ul 111 'jliHiUtlUti VUlUt2££ ttb the colony's expense (or in fact allowing their introduction uau- the colony under any circtim. Etauces),snd take steps to prevent the population of the colony being decimated by a plague, of which there seems come probability :—' i'heJa-t batch of Chinese imrmgiauTs is liiely togivetae colony ferae trouble. We learn tnat some private individual importeri a d...
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN RAILWAY GUARDS AND DRIVERS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN RAIL WAY GUARDS AND DRIVERS. TO THE EDITOB. Sii — I wafi very much pleased with your lead ing article respecting the necessity for come means of communication being provided between passengers, guards, and duvets of railway trains. My practical experience as a guard on the South Australian .Railways for fifteen, years leads me to endorse the opinions expressed by you. In consequence of the absence of communication between mjself and the driver I have on marc than one occasion placed myself in imminent risk of life and limb in order to preveut very serious results. I may mention that iu one instance after leaving FreeliBg station I had proceeded about three miles, aud wsb going at the late ot 45 miles an hcur, when a truck con taining chaff waB on fire. I tried my utmost to step the train, but could cot attract the driver's attention. My only course was applying my brake as quickly as I could and taking it off again. I had no alternative but to walk along the st...
WHAT NEXT IN RUSSIA? [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
WHAT NEXT IN RUSSIA? ITrom the Pall Mall Gazette] Already, everywhere throughout Europe, there is much anxious and disturbed specu lation as to what may be the political con sequences of the accession of Alexander III. to the Russian Throne. Nothing can be more natural than this anxiety; for the prospect is dark and confused on all hands. To begin with, the Russia which alone we know and have to deal with in politics is a blank. Even while the Second Alexander ?was yet alive it was extremely difficult for foreign Ministers to ascertain what the Russian Government actually wae, or where IU mm us euiuimuueuu \i ii.ii \.uo u^ut %bi Livadia.PrinceGortschakoffat6ome German watering-place, and M. Jomini or M. Giers at St. Petersburg (as often happened), our own Ministers, for instance, hardly knew how to address themselves directly and at once to the seat of government. The safest presumption, of course, was that all govern ment and all authority were vested in the Czar. The Czar was Russ...
AN AMERICAN LETTER. Washington. March 4. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
AN AMERICAN T.TJJTTnjR. Washington, March 4. General Garfield has just been peacefully inaugurated President of the United States, and Mr. Hayes, probably with a sigh of relief, has again become a mere unit among * fifty millions and odd of fellow sovereigns. ' T^ft ceremonies surrounding this transfer of official power have been from a material standpoint of the simplest imaginable character. Since his arrival from Ohio, the day before yesterday, the General has been ' a guest at so much a day at the RiggB House, which is one among the half-dozen hotels of the first rank in this city. At half past 11 this morning he took his seat by the ; suw ux nit* prauece&Bor in a plain carnagB drawn by two horses, and was escorted by : about a thousand Federal troops to the capital. There, in the presence ' of the Senate, the Judges of the Supreme Court, and the members of the ex- ; piling House of Representatives, having taken the oath of office, he was formally, declared chief magistr...
POTASH AND ASHES IN AGRICULTURE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
POTASH AND ASHES IN AGRI CULTURE. [By PnoFEsson Gr. C. Calbwell.1 Potash is the most abundant constituent of the ashes of all agricultural plants, and the question of its necessity in manures and of buying potash fertilisers is there fore one of importance. The native stock of potash in the soil is usually large, as is evident when the number of pounds per acre is considered, although the percentage seems small. An average percentage of about 0-03, as found in one series of analyses of eighteen soils, indicates the presence of 900 pounds of potash in the soil of an acre within a depth of twelve inches, and there fore within easy reach of the plant. An average of about 0 04 per cent., found in another series of analyses of twenty-live soils, indicates 1,200 pounds to the acre. One soil of this series from America, said to have produced wheat for twenty-six years without manuring, contained 0'23 per cent, of potash, indi cating nearly 7,000 pounds to the acre. Ordinary stock or dairy ...
OUR CAPE OF GOOD HOPE LETTER. Cape Town, April 19. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
OUR CAPE OF GOOD HOPE LETTEB. fXxom our own Correspondent.] Cape Town, April 19. uunng tne last rortnight the allengross ing topic of conversation here has been as to the probability of peace being maintained between the Imperial Government and the Transvaal. As far as the opinion of the majority goes the chances appear very much against the continuance of the present state of affairs, and people who profess to be acquainted with the sentiments of the Boei leaders make no secret of their belief that a very short time will suffice to show that the Transvaalers are determined not to endure an appearance of submission to British rule. As you are aware the re port of the Royal Commission which is about to sit is to be handed in within six months from the rigning of the conditions of peace, and assuming that in the mean time the Boers have not fallen out between themselves — a contingency not by any means improbable — it is said that if the Commission declare that any portion of the coun...
AGRICULTURE IN FRANCE. Paris. March 24. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
AGRICULTURE IN FRANCE. [From our own Correspondent.] Paris. TMarch 34. At the iccent fat stock show held in this city the native races exhibited proved that marked progress in the sense of f atteiiinp; has been made, and that while precocity 13 an attribute peculiar to certain 'breedsj it can be developed in other, cases -where attention is paid to selection and alimenta tion. The animals not intended for the butcher were remarkable for their excellent condition, hannir regard to their age. Among the most remarkable exhibits -were pigs ; the crossings with English rices have completely transformed French breeds. Formerly pigs were sent to the fields, to the woods, or left free to Toam in the farm yard or along the highways to find their food, the stye being the last of places to count upon for a meal. Dealers drove the animals at sale time from fair to fair. These necessities implied long limbsand flit sideB for locomotion ; muzzles like plough shares, arched backs, falling ear^, an...
OUR GERMAN LETTER. Berlin, March 15. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
ODE GERMAN LETTER. [From our own Correspondent. J Berlin, March 15. The German Parliament was opened, for its last session on Tuesday, the 16th alt., and the speech from the throne, read by Count Holberg-Wernigerode, the substitute of Prince Bismarck, was couched in very pacific terms. The meetings of the Reichstag hitherto had been rather stormy, thanks to the imperious behavior of the Chancellor. He attached the Berlin Bur gomaster, Herr Ton Forckenbeck, in the persons of the Berlin municipality, and the Minister of tbe Interior, Count Eulenburg, and other liberal members like Dr. Laeker in such an unprovoked manner that Count Eulenbare sent his resignation to the Emperor. In this he was followed by Count Holberg Weraigerode, both gentlemen being unable to endure any longer the treatment they received at tbe hands of Bismarck. The Chancellor is thus using up all the inde pendent Ministers, like Camphaueaen, Falk, Hobrecht, and others, almost all of whom entered the Opposition rank...
THE CENTRAL BOARD OF HEALTH AND ITS SHORTCOMINGS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
THE CENTRAL BOARD OI- HEALTH AND ITS SHURTCOMIK&S. TO TH H RniTOR. Sir— In September, 1879, when the Haliai4.i35 wire under consideration, Afr. Wuite racfel that the item £lfiii fur the Central Bsard of Health be struck out, as he did not think the country wae benefited by the institution. Tad niembeis ia favor of tne item beiog passed argued tbat bt-forc^ tbe board vraa (.??.cabtis'ueJ corporations and district councils e.luh-'.i oali not or would not -5eal with numauces th« ci.-ne ?wiitin their juribdi.tion, and tbat ;he board had bteu very effective in hi^ian nuisances restored iu various parts ot the cjiouy. I w ill state- B:y case as brittily &?! I cau, ami tinea you will bo sblo to see .('LtJiihur thu bjird is B9 effective or useful as it is repra^eateH co os. I have a little cottage in tfaa sabjtbs'. Isiiait it is not in » favorable positioa, but wcu'd r.ot be so bud as it is by a great deal if th'-ie wire good eai.itary laws. On tha western side it is clcceto...
THE SEIZURE OF THE STEAMER INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
THE SEIZURE OF THE SrEA.MER INDIA. [Fiom the Melbourne tg: cf M*y 2.] The principals concerned in the gigantic fra-ud perpetrated by means of c^arrerine tiio .-.teiin-T Ft i ret have all been arrested. Wallaoe, aliai Walker, was arrested ou Saturday moraine at Wcdonga on his way to Sydney. ' The o»ptain Wright) was arrested in Lstrobe-street wast under singular circumstances-. He engage! a room in the house of a ftlrs. B-yan, in li^txooe. street west, on Saturday afternoon, and paid his rent in advance. He left shortly after ward?, and called again at 8 p m , aad threw himself on a sofa of the fr.nt rorm of tho house, declaring that be was poingtosleep tbete forthe irqlrfc. Tfaeleodlaiy, however, objected, and he then went into his own room. At about 9 p.m. Mrs. Byau heard a Captain Wright sleeping on the flior with all the bedclothes eft the cot,aud dressed in a com plete suit, with his hat ceir tn baud. Airs. Bjan told him to rerrov6 the bd at oace to the cot, as she would net hav...
THE WRECK OF THE TARARUA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
THE WSECK OF THE TARARUA. We extract the following particulars from ihe Melbourne Argus of May 2:— Among the passengers lost were three mini sters occupying prominent positions in connec tion with the Wealeyan Church in the colonies. The Bev. Joseph Waterhoase was well known in Victoria. Be was a son ot the Sev. John Waterfaouse, who came out from home as gene ral superintendent of the Wesleyan missions in the Polynesian Inlands. The Bev. Joseph WaterhouEe spent several years as a missionary in Fiji, bat has latterly been stationed in Vic toria. In January last the Wesleyan Conference appointed him to the Sandhurst circuit, and he held the position or chairman of thatdistriot. He went to Kew Zealand a few weeks since to visit a son, who was in delicate health, and both appear to have been on board the steamer when ?he ran on the reef. The Bev. J. W&terheuse was widely esteemed as an able preacher and a zealous hard-working minister, who held a high , position in his church. ...