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THE GARDENERS' SOCIETY [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
THE GARDENERS' SOCIETY. The usual monthly meeting of tbe Gardeners Society was held at the Chamber ef Manufac tures on Saturday evening, May 7. There) was a good attendance, Mr. J. fc\ Fascoe, vice president of the society, occupied tee chair. The town clerk, Adelaide, wrote acknowledg ing the receipt by the corporation of a letter containing the rugge&tious made by the society respecting Mr. J. ]£. Browu'eBoheme for planting tbe park lands. The secretary of tha Williamstown Horticul tural Society aebed that copies of papers read before the Adelaide society might be forwarded lu uiai. ab many u-ipit;3 as we:*) .arauaoie ja be forwarded. Tbe Hon. Secbbtasy (Sir. J. H. Mehau) re potted that duriug the month Baron von Mueller baa kindly forwarded the following copies of his own works : — ' Select extra tropi cal plants.' 'Plants of North-Western Aus tralia,' end s printed slip of ' Notes on hitherto undefined sptcies of Enceptalartae.' Tne C'UAlEJtiK raid Le thought Bacon von i...
A GOOD SEED BED. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
A GOOD SEED BED. [From the Mark Lane Express.] The estimation in which a good seed bed is held is attested by the existence of the numerous and varied implements of the farm which are used in the preparation of arable land. Old Jethro Tull insisted strongly on the importance of obtaining a well- powdered soil, speaking of which in his ' Horse-hoeing Husbandry,' he says: — ' Plough, it harrow it as of ten* as you please; grind dry earth to powder ; the longer it is exposed or treated by these or any other method possible, instead of losing it will gain the more fertility.' The latest and simplest view of a soil I put f oTth by agricultural chemists is tbat it consists essentially of two parts, differ ing in their physical properties. These parts are, firstly, the skeleton or frame work of the soil, consisting of stones and other mineral fragments too large to be at once utilised as plant food; secondly, the 'fine earth' surrounding the former. The proportion of 'fine earth' regulates...
AN OPERA-HOUSE DESTROYED BY FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
AN OPEKA-HOTJSE DESTROYED BY FIRE. [From the Some Jfews, March 25] On tee evening of March 23, during tbe per foimaEce of 'Lucia, di Lammerjnear' at the Opera-house, Kice, the gas.-at.the.baok of the stage suddenly exploded, setting fira ta the scenery. The flames, spread, with' alarming rapidity, and, . attacking the meter, the house was soonplurjged' in darkness, thus add ing to the confusion aijiong. the orowd, who were pressing madly towards tlie lioiitej meins of exit. Tbe audience was a lar£,3 one, aud the ernsb proportionately great. In the pi'jic which prevailed hundreds were thrown Agva and trodden under foot, and.' those who endea in tbe doorways and passages describe tne scans as something fearful. The shrieks of tbe wounded mingled with the cries of those in -the upper galleries, where every means of eeeipa was out off. Madame Donadio- the prima donna, wss saved, bnt the tenor, baseband baritone, with a number of tbe chorus siegers, are among the victims. During the nigh...
PORT GERMEIN—RAILWAY. TO THE[?] [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
POET GERMEIN-RilL,WArr- ! ' «rrt TTtn'wrrtThfc 8ir— A fljing survey is'now- taiug made between Port Garmein atd Oiioroj to a:33rtain Tthe pTactidaBility or, ottierwre' 6T coaueoting tbese two plates by rail, sud it tae results are favorable I thielc'it wi'lfcs to the fcast iutDreats of South Acstralia to proceed with the work at once. I bor 3 those -who have tb'c-«e intsceats at heart will not allow ihein£2lv£3 t3 ba Ui astray by vested -qitere&ts at Poii.Pirie «nd.Gladsr3ae. How will th,osam favor ot a bunch line from the latter pla_a get over, the first that the dis trnce from Port Pirie. ta' Bcslero Whim ii about sixty mil'':, wheise' it is od'j thirty from Port Gc-rmein? ' No sane persoai who has-aay knowledge of tie country will ask, Will the line pay for working expenses, &c. ? — I am, &o , J. MififiOS. - Callowie Springe, May 9 .
EASTER VESTRY MEETINGS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
EASTER VESTUY MEETINGS. St. Maithias's Scaooi. Caracn, Mtpokg.%.. — At a general meeting of the congregation on April 28, to take leave of tlr. and ilr*. Doke, who, after above ten years' service as tsaihera, were removing from the -district, the latter was presented with a handsome illustrated Bible in tot en of esteem. The ordinary bssioess of the Easter vestry being postponed for a fortnight. St, Auk's, Aldimga, April 27. — The wardens' accounts, which exhibited a considerable deficiency as compared with previous ye?rs. were duly andited and passed. Votes of thsnka wtre passed to Mrs. Uhenoweth and Mr. J. Lovelock for their services at tbe harmonium, and the members of the cboir. Messra. Mum ford and Parker were appointed wardens, with Messrs. [Kimber, Battering, Herriok. and T. Jones, cidesmen; synodsman, Mr. A. dies. St-. Philip a*d St. Jaxes, Noahltoga, April 28. — The year's accounts were audited and paeeed. It was, rf-solved in order to procure means for thoroughly cleaning ...
SECOND DAY—THURSDAY, MAY 12. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
, Skcokd Day— Thcesbat, .Mat. 12. - Tbe third. general Coiifeiercaof tbe Wesleyan . Hethcdist Church of Anstralasia 'was contioued in tbe Firie-etreet Weslejau Ohorch oa Thars jdsyinioruing, May 12. .Tbe Rev. J.' vCatsferd . (president of the .Conference) occupied Abe £baijr. Theie was a large otteudance,- ail the newly-airived delegates .from -Victoria, Sev Euuth Wales and Kew Zealand baing present. The number of .jpectatorB wa-s .also very Urge. . After devotional exercises bad b;3Ti. engaged ip, tbe Ci nftrence proceeded with-the bubinesj en tbe notice-paper. iTiie following- was the roll of representative? Eiesect: — Kew South Wales Conference. — Kevs. Geo. WcWnousb, M.A. (president), Frank Firtb (Etcteiarj), Benjamin Chapman (general eec zeta'ry aniotione), Joseph H. Fietober,. William . Clarke, William KeljBack, D.D, .William -G. B. Stepbineon,, Geprge Browu,. James. A. Nolan, Francis lait, Kicbatd Seliorg.and George Line; . Mtr«rs. W. Davies (general -tre.rturer Minsion aiy^S...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. THURSDAY, May 12. MEETING OF PARLIAMENT, [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
GOVEKNMEJSX.&AZETTE, Thuesda^, Mat 12. heetieg of pabliamksr. The time for holding the-iirat session of the U nth Parliament of South Australia h fixed for ThrTiday, June 2, next, at lao'clock noon. THE wpw* BTTWHuaTTTP. . ('. The rcsig'natioh at the Hon, GL S. Fowler, M.P., as Treasrxer, is accepted, and -Mr. W. B. Bounswell, M.P., iB appointed: to' fill the vacency . . . BOBDEE DTJTrBS. , The arrangements recently entered intoba twees the colonies of Victoria and .South. Aus- tralia with reference tg Border, duties, are published for public information. Regulations rre aleo published relating to the tracsmkiioa of goods by permit -by land-across the bjuidary b3tween Viotoria and South Australia without TavmcntoiXJostoms duties '' EOTAKIC (JAEDEK. ? ? Messrs. William Wjatt, M.O., J.P.: and 'Wentworth Caseaegb, J.P, arereappaintsd to be members.-o£. thevbsBtd'of (governors of the Eotanio'GBrden; ? ? .- ^ . . BOAEDEOF ADVICE. . Tt-e following geuflemeu are appointed' - he rme...
ST. PETER'S CATHEDRAL. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
ST. PETER'S CA.THEDRA.L. TO THE BDITOB. Sir— WalTDU*iudly inform mB wnetaer the sittings in St. Peter's Cathedral are free or not V My reasons for .asking are these. Some years ago, when subscriptions were being col lected for the building of tbe cathedral, I was one of those who subscribed - to the fund in the hope of seeing the building carried ont, and that when visiting the city on Sundays I could -go to a place of worship and take my seat without feeling that I wbb oecupyiuj a seat for which some one else was payiog, although he might, not be present at the time. On my fust visit to the cathedral I walked in and took a seat— s good one I will admit. I had not bsen Ee&teduepg- before I was tapped.oa the shoulder by a gentleman ^n a black, gowa and: requested to take a seat lower down, he saving at tha same time that t^at seat belonged ; to.some one else. I -thought- the request - strange, but shifted my position. I had not been there more than a few minutes before I was ...
THE STATE NURSERY OF VICTORIA AND ITS MANAGEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
THE STATE NDKSEKY OF VICTORIA. AND ITS MANAGEM13ST. The following descriptive notice of the Victorian State Nursery, taken from the Melbourne Leader, will afiord property holders in the cool districts of this colony a considerable amount of information bearing on trees and tree culture that might advan tageously be made use of here : — An erea of ground, six acres in extent, has been recently added to the State Nursery at Macedon, and the whole is now securely enclosed by a strong picket fence, ivitfi fl tlinYn Iick^o-a inBiHo tn wf}nAa TinrAO rabbits, and other vermin. The new piece has been partially planted, and a drive to the former entrance made through it. On each side of the drive a double row of Planes is planted. The rews next the drive ere of the oriental, and the back row of the occidental Bpecies. These are backed by a variety of Pines and other trees planted for effect. The mode of planting is one well worthy of being followed by planters wbo look for a successful resul...
WEEKS'S HYDRO-CALORIC COIL. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
WEEKB'S HYDRO-CALORIC COIL. rProm the Gardeners' Chronicle. March 12.1 We have inspected a new apparatus, devised by Messrs. Weeks & Co., to secure the constant admission into buildings of any quantity of warm pure air. The apparatus, which in appearance is like an ordinary hot water coil, except that the pipes are vertical, consists of an upper and lower iron water chamber with vertical pipes each two inches in diameter passing between them. Through the centre of each hot-water pipe runs an air pipe one inch in diameter, open at the two ends, so asto admit cold air from the outside to warm it as it passes through the hot-water tubes, and to allow it to pass in a warmed and punned condition into the interior of the house er room. At the top the air pipes are continued about 1| inch into the chamber, the open top of which is covered by an ornamental iron grating. The lower box or chamber, is connected by a zirc tube or other channel with the external air. It also has flaps or...
HINTS FOR FARMERS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
? ♦ HINTS FOR FARMERS. Selecting Stock. — One of the greatest faults in selecting stosk (says the Prairie Farmer) is that of huge bones. A great bone in cows, pigs, or sheep is a great evil. It is an index of coarseness everywhere, and often the index, too, of a bad constitu tion. Size and strength are not identical in living tissues and structures. The small bone of the gazelle and chamois, supporting them in dashing leaps from to craig to craig, are natural illustrations of how strength may be condensed in the small bone. The large bones are full of cells — are porous, so to speak— and bear about the same relation to the small bone as the branch of the pithy alder tree does to the dense and compact stem of the oak. How to Use On, Stones. — Instead of oil, which thickens and makes the stones dirty, a mixture of glycerine and alcohol is used by many. The proportions of the mixture vary according to the instrument operated upon. An article with a large surface sharpens best with a li...
THE FRENCH IS TUNIS. PARIS, May 7. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
THE FRENCH IN TUNIS. Paris, May 7. J\o f urthei' intelligence of importance has been received from the French troops in Tai-is. Humors are current to the effect that tffoits are being made t-i put an early stop to hostilities. It is stated that the armed expedition to Tunisian territory will ttrminate* with the punishment of the Eroumins, who lately offered resistance to the French forces. After this is effected resort will be had to diplomacy for settlement of questions in dispute.
RED RUST. TO THE EDITOR [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
RED BUST. TO THB BDITOB. Sir — Most of ns in South Australia have at eomo time or other thought on the subject of red rust. I at one time nsed to cultivate con siderable quantities of land ia different dis tricts of the colony, and have therefore directly felt the dire influence of this terrible scourge. Although thinking it cannot be altogether avoided in South Australia, I believe its dis astrous effects can be considerably mitigated by tbe two following precautions: — First, by early 'seeling; secondly, by grazing oS the young wDeat plant wnen tour or five inches high with sbeeD, feeding ofi quickly and if pos sible in fine weather. I have frequently tried this when I bad a grots young plant (on aooount of heavy manuring), and always with success, both ae to increase of yield and lessen ing the red rust in a very marked degree. I would suggest tbat farmers in different parts of the colony make tbe experiment on a few acres during the present year, and report the result to sou nex...
Poultry. USEFUL GLEANINGS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
§0mfrg+ USEFUL GLEANINGS. Ducks and Geese. — Young ducks and geese until three weeks old should be fed on bread soaked in cold water. That made from coarse flour is best. Geese. — It is said that geese will thrive better and their flesh be more delicately flavored if fed upon raw potatoes than upon any other substance. GtrmEA Fottls. — It is said that guinea the insect kind. They are splendid for the table, and their eggs are delicious. They do not scratch up the ground nor injure the plants. They make splendid sentinels by night or day, though noisy. They will kill all young fowls of other kinds. Setting Hens. — Do not neglect to sprinkle sulphur over the eges before setting a hen. If the hen is at all infested rub her well with lard and sulphur. When you see the lice walking over the eggs of a hatch ing hen you may make up your mind that the brood will not be worth much unless you can get rid of the pests before the chicks are hatched. Ttjbkess on the Faest. — The best way to keep...
Horticulture FRUIT NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
Wfutimltmt. FKUIT NOTES. The Cnttenden Samson has been about the only ose planted in the market orchards of Londtn of late years. This variety, which is a famous one in the county of Kent, ia propagated by suckers or ' spawns,' which come up under the trees, and yield fruit after their kind without being grafted. After these suckers have been planted out for two or three years they commence to bear. This kind of Damson is amazingly prolific, and its fruit bring high prices for jam, bottling, damson cheese, and, aa some say, for manufacturing ' port wine.' Mr. C. Shaw (from whose work on the ' Market Gardens of London'(we quote the above re maiks) informs his readers that one Kentish, grower told him that if his Damsons were placed in a line 30 feet apart they would occupy a length of twenty-two miles. Plum culture for profit is attended with great risks in this colony. When there is a good crop of Plums — and .they seem to bear im mense crops every third year — there is scarcely any...
COMMERCIAL. LONDON, May 6. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 14 May 1881
COMMERCIAL. London, Mav C. The total quantity of wheat afloat is 2,070,000 quarters. There is no change to report in the prices of wheat and flour. In the metal market tin has fallen ICs., both Straits and Australian being- quoted £87 10s. The stock of tin at present amounts to 11,000 tons. There is no change in the price of copper, Wallaroo being still quoted at £09. The present i stock of copper is 45,000 .tons. I Best Australian beef tallow has advanced Londo.v, May 7. Tin has rieen 153., and is now quoted at £88 os. per ton. | The Board of Trade returns published to-day show that the imports for the ' month of April amounted to £35,250,000, being a decrease of £5,^75,000 compared with the corresponding period of last yaar. The experts for April amounted to £18,120,000, showing a decrease of £1,000,000 in comparison with the same month in 1680.