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The New Income Tax. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 2 August 1878
The New Income Tax So, we are to have fresh taxation after all, or rather Mr. Boucaut is having his second try at the imposition of a new tax. The last was the Stamp Bill, this time it is the far less desirable expedi- ent of an income tax. We believe that under a better ad- ministration the finances of the colony &nbsp; would be in a much more satisfactory state, and that with a properly regu- lated civil service, the present probable deficit would be turned into a certain credit balance; but, instead of this, &nbsp; &nbsp; every year sees a vast increase in the amount required for stipends, and we constantly have men arriving in the colony, to receive high salaries, with the idea that they will teach us how to manage our affairs better than we can do ourselves; but who prove, as the &nbsp; &nbsp; new manager of railways has done, a lamentable failure, This gentleman was going to effect sweeping reductions in the working expenses of our rail-...
Colonial Items. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 2 August 1878
Colonial Items. The Australian capitals are vieing with each other to do honor to Lord Besonsfiald, and his reply to the Sydney address has already been received. The New Guinea expedition has met with disaster though it is said that some gold has been discovered. Bossibly later parties wfll do better as the fever season- will have passed. The Victorian Government has not yet secured a representative in the Upper House, and do not seem likely to do so for some time. . The Reform Bfll dries not make eueh rapid progress as was-espected. The yield- of gold throughout Victoria is ii.fr erasing, and the Chiness are said te be doing well ob the Hew Bush Queensland. The child so mysteriously kidnapped last December has been recovered it having been stolen by the wife of a shoemaker as a means of imposing on her husband. Teachers in Victoria are to have their salaries reduced from August 1st. Sydney merchants want to secure the trade of the Cobar Mine which has hitherto to come to Adelaide,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
EDWARD WILLCOQf^j KACHIJHST, BLACKSMITH, &? WBliBLWBIOBT, Commercial-street, Kooringsw ' .r £. W. begs to inform the Public in general that he is now preoared to execute every [escdption of Work in the above branches on the most reasonable 'terms and - on the shortest notice. ? ?? ** - ' HOE3ES CAREFULLY SHOD. f .,.? ...-,. In order to prevent disappointment Farmers should send in their Baapen for repair. W. ANDERSON, Wholesale and Retail Boot and Shoe Maker, COMMERCIAL-STREET, KOOR1NCA. A LAEGE STOCK OF ENGLISH AND COLONIAL HADE BOOTS AND 8HOE ALWAYS ON HAND. X, . ~ ? ' — ♦' ? ? - Teade Scspuxd at Moderate Peices. BbfjIH HxatKr EjotcrcBD. OSDEES PCOMFIXT AlTENSED TO. ?;-,..; ; OHABLES C. WILLIAMS (LATE WILLIAM BUILpaBB^''''*?.'''''''' IRONMONGER AND TI^StffTfi, EC O O ^X- X ST -3|-. J^.- \ ?- ? z-h . : - ? IEON1IOSGEEY of every description oir hand. - . TINWARE Manufactured on the Premises. 0.1ie TBADE Supplied. SIATIOJSS Liberally Drtilt with. All Sorts of PLOUGH FITTUfGS ...
Something to Brag About. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
Something to Bras About. Two little girls were disput ing one day, and says one : My Grandfather has got the nicest monument in the bury ing grouud, and that's niore'n your fblks'll ever have.' ' I don't care' replied the other. ' We've got something you haven't. We've got a skunk under our barn.' — Americus.
Had Not Been Introduced. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
Had Not Been Introduced. Mr. Jones, who rigidly ad hered to the rules of etiquette, went home one night and found his wife sitting in another man's lap. Next day he told a friend of the circumstance. 'What did you do about it ? ' said his friend. 'Do?' replied Mr, Jones. .' What in thunder could I do 1 I never had an introduc tion to the man.'
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
SPECIAL. NOTICE. We would ask as a fevor that our correspondents and advertisers would send their copy so as to reach us not later than Thursday afternoon as we go to press before the last train arrives. A PAPER FOE THE SURRA AXD THE NORTH-EAST. BURBA, FRIDAY', AUGUST 9, 1S7S.
A Cool Proceeding. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
* A Cool Proceeding. An Irshman being arnoyed by a howling dog in the night, jumped out of bed to dislo^dge the offender. It was in the month of January, when the snow was three feet deep. He not returning, his wife ran out to see what was the matter. She found her husband in his night suit, standing in the snow, his teeth chattering and his whole body almost paralyzed with cold, holding the strugg ling dog by the tail. 'Holy saints, Pat I' said she, ' and what would ye be afther doin' }' ' Hush V said he, ' don't you see me tryih' to fraze the baste T—WinMe.
The Drummer Boy and the Queen. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
Tie Drummer Foy and the Queen. When a boy enters the army at a very early age, whi-£h' sometimes happens in the case of one who has sud aemy Deconie an orphan, he is generally made much of by the officers, and eventually ranks as the ' pet of the regiment' An instance of this kind occurred in one of the regimenlg of the Guards shortly after the Crimean war. A bright intelligent little fellow, about nine years of age, whose father had been killed at the battle of Inker mann, and whose mother, having three younger children to attend to, had applied to have her eldst son taken into the regiment, was duly enlisted to 'serve Her ^ajesty the ^ueen, her heirs and succes sors.' The boy was so small n stature, and yet clean and smart in his appearance, that lie soon became the favorite of all, from the colonel down wards. His usual place on re turning from a field-day was on the back of the colonel's horse at the head of the battalion ; the colonel himself an Ahna hero, with one arm, walking...
A Dire Dilemma. A CELEBRATED AUTHOR MADE GAME OF. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
A Dire Dilemma. A Celebrated Atfttfott Uade Game oif. The following story is related respecting Mr. William Black, the novelist : — He was last enmmpr .«af.o.tfiiiflr af, Olian. Onfi morning being inclined for a swim, he selected the quietest nook he could find along the coast, and, having laid his clothes carefully Under a rock, proceeded to enjoy his sea bath. As luck would have it, a young lady, with one of hia own novels in her hand, came along that way, and sat herself down by the very side of hie garments. Poor Mr. William Black did not know what to do. He made a noise with the water, bobbed up and down, «-xd tried by every modest means in his power to indicate that he was in tht*^icinity, and not * Ml dresK- ?*'' jyas j§sh? to v*-*7**' aw* and snout, M^na «rdiy ^v!.«uioii indeed to shdvr-,more than the top of his head. % So coring, however, was his own story that lie could not attract attention. He had never before t his literary power ..-a icss, but at that time his fondest ...
Burra Corporation. MONDAY, AUGUST 5. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
Burra Corporation. MoHDAT. AlIOPKT 6. Present : — tt» Worstup the Mayor, ana all the CokaeiUar*. Minnies ol.la*t meeting wen read and con firmed. . OOBUSFOXBBXCI. ▲ latter m nad from W. Pouner, asking for extra ftes on executing distress warrant*, Hot allowed. Public Work* Office stating that the iron work for the Bridge would arrive at ,t u- begin inning of October, and ta&e about ail weeks to erect. - . . C. G. Shumu complaining that the scaven ger bad not «alted*t his boose. The Inspector to nuke enquiry. TBKDias. Three tenders were received for carter. J. Davey at JU. 6i per diem accepted. __8» tender* for 8J chain road near orewery. The lowest J. Hfli, £100 17e. to be accepted if Mr. Banka agrees to the amount Six tender* for two ?bains .near Bible Chris Han schoolroom. J. Hill, £23 accepted, if contraetor will sign, otberwise Isam and Bewley £88; to be ottered work the/ being next lowest. ? UR. - *JTbe Town Clerk reported tbat the Insb'turs Committee bed consented to l...
POETRY. OUR KITTENS. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
POETRY. QUO. KITTENS, We h»ve two tit'ens so full of fun, Nothing 'ill do but to jump and run ; Scampering, tuuib lug over the floor ; Tufnitis the flats sxf J carpets o'er. A worsted ball, or a tassel gay, tVhat greater tport for a kitten pray ? K«V«'g hurdle of t rery chair, Little sprite* they are everywhere. 8 ge old mother cat tools so vain. Watching the feats of those kitten* twain flaying bepeep m the window sill, L -co and dainatk at the r tweat will. 1 find a rent in drapery white, Hut ah! the culprit* are out of sight. Fast asleep on some Cushion flue. What do they care lor that lace of mine ? I drop but a reel of cotton white, A bound, a scamper, ii'e out of sight. Unto the table a web entwined Probably I shall my cotton find. A -piece of knit ing I'd joet begun, 1 see the stitches are all undone ) A tangled maw in a corner lain Prorw the goOt of those kittens twain. Bat ay ? aroing 'ooks are thrown amy, And all the threats that I »o* and say. They scamper off from nyr hi...
Hallett District Council. MONDAY, JULY 29. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
Hallett District Council. Mokdit. July 29. Present .— AUexrept. Mr- Mill*. , ; Four tenders for Clerkship Collector, etc., ?a per advertisement, werer eottved M-. II. Woodvate the late Clerk re stseted. and an pointed Banger. Carrespondeaoe read from Cr. H. O'Connor tendering his resignation aa Councilor for Girtapo Ward, accepted. Prom Mr. Warnes re meeting to be held ia Kooringa, 3rd Aupist, regarding the Babbit Bill j and from J. A. GoodfeUow re Cemetery, not entertained at present. Besotved that the Auditor, be ps^l the fees for the bit audit. BceoVcfl that applicants who were to - late in tbe first applications for depasturing Eoeoce* etiall be allowed, to hare what sommonage they apply' ror at the rate of1| bead large cattle and 12 head small cattle to every lOOaeres-the bommJUe property of the applicant. Applications will be re oeired op to noon this day fortnight August lttb, for surplus commonage. Clerk to procure two notice boards for Council Chamber and Post OAee. Mr. Dun...
Under the Verandah. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
Xfad£rr the Verandah. '-Whatever men do, or think, or eeem, Onr -raotlej paper seizes for its thcme^T f bran. JmrmAT^T) A 'gossip, who assumes the position of com panion, guide, and fsmiUar friend of the Cor pontion,.foels agrieved bwai-se tbe vote of the rateptyers on Tuesday was not- taken br ballot.- . tie pronsssea to a councillor tbe deepest in— Aorest in the work in hand j personally, be would prefer ? sixpenny- rate to raise- thi ra-. qu-red funds ,,bnfr as-that would be Hatrongly. opposed be would' support tbe bands of tbe OusyotaUnn and vote for the prapos*&-Jaasw OnJtaBWJsj morning.- this gWiUnman «sllied-.. snrfll, weaamg with edr-eatistactian, to raoord- ? .. . Isk'-rBiW^be walked into theibaneaCbsaftbW - istfsnletsissnonseofafriend and prepared »» fiS^ tba paper, when— to hk dismav-^be - awrattiiat-tbe voting was open. JtiUhe Chair r «sthisWon}uptheM4jor, on eitbar aide^a - supporter. Botrcat appeared impossibly hr mast vote and with tlie pluck, of «n honest''* ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
BURRA TIMBER YARD AND STEAM SA W MILLS. ? o ? DEALS- DEALS T. & G. FLOORING. CEDAR, GUM. JARRAH. STKI3GYBARK. KAURI, CLEAR, AND HUON PINRS. DKAT SHAFTS. Galvanized Iron. Galvanized Iron. Galvanized Iron. Ridging, Guttering, Piping, Cement, Plaster of Paris, Paints, Oil*, Glass, Hearth Stones, and every description of i5uilding Material. G, & W. SARA & DUNSTAN, Builders and Timber Merchants, PROPRIETORS OF THE BURRA BRICK YARDS. «- AGENTS FOR THE IMPERIAL INSURANCE COMPANY. SUMMERS & NEIL, BOOT and SHOE MAKER, HALLETT. Intimate to the Inhabitants of Hallttt end the surrounding districts that they are carrying on Business ia tl:e above line, and while thanking their patrons for past favors, trust by strict attention to ell orders they may be. honored with, combined with First-class Material and Good Workmanship, to receive a continued chare of public support. o ? . PRICES REASONABLE. ? o ? «g-A GOOD' FIT GUAEANTEED. ? o ? . A GOOD AS3CT'r'ENT OF BOOTS A...
Open Column. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
Open Column. The Editors do not hold themselves respon sible for the opinions expressed in this column. To ike Editor of the Record. Sib. — I think in distriota where rabbita are eo numerous, tanners should be allowed to keep as many dogs as they tike without paying a tax, as they Weep down the rabbits as much as anything I know. The dogs should have the owner's name on their collars. A man's gun or spade may as well bs taxed, and things that destroy rabbits should go free. WtLLCAM DAKE. Putimetiappa, August 4.
CORRESPONDENCE. (From our own Correspondents). MOUNT BRYAN EAST, AUGUST 5. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
CORRESPONDENCE. (From our own Correspondents). TWOrrST HRVAN HAST. Annirarfi We have had some very wet weather this past fortnight. The wheat crops are growing very slowly, but I am very sorry to say that the niWhr *nr aTTimnr ft *»»»» — » *?«? '» some places. Most of the farmen are busy nttow ing their land. The shock of an earthquake was felt here on Monday last about half-past one. The sound was like distant thunder. After the arrival of the mail on Friday night there was many' a long face pulled because the Babbit Bill was titrown over the hedge again We have sown in the hopes of reaping a good harvest, but our hopes arc blighted, never mind how muoh ra n we get. All the farmers expected the Compulsory Bill would past.
Meeting on the Rabbit Question. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
Meeting on the Babbit Question. K meeting of prr*ons interested in tlie f«te of the BabbH Bffl before Parliament was held on Saturday at the Havers* Arms. About thirty persons a'Mnaett. Mr. W. Watts filled the chair, and opened the meeting by referring in regretful terms to the los»of tfaenill tfct'baa htm introduced to ompel the destruction of rsibbita, Mr. Gsbhasdt mored the first revolution. 'That in the opinion of this meeting it ia absolutely necessary tbat legislation on th-, Rabbit Question should fce carried durin the present msshm of *arlkn»nt.' I was ? frerims thing the* Mm bill of l«s session bad been lost, bat thjs time all had thought that at last ? good bill having got through the few** Kmse would be earned, bat they wen again disainointed. This qoestfoa vew was, W-s* aoold best be. done to pretent she waste of another year ? Aa the Legislatm Gssuuil siemnil to prefer a tax, H wo Jd be well to try ansHiis bill atonee on that prindpsj, and he would also make another ran...
Burra Ploughing Match. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
Surra Ploughing Match. The second annual PlooghiiHr Mutch muter the anspwen «f the Barm an* North Ea«t Agricultural 8ooiefjr en Thursday was not by but meana sot unaualifind boons*. Why no mom ploughmen entered the lists, or more interest «u not shown in the proceeding*, we are unable to say ; but we hope that at future matches there will be a i improvement in both these matter*. The wrathrr: was very unpleasant there beinp m arrone wind with dust as if mid rammer had swlnVnly appeared, and the aits -Ue*srs. C. an-i IS. Gehhardta land absat a mi'e north of tbe Bum Rwlway 8tat»«») w-s very much ruo— d to jta force. ' This following' n the prinlist. 9OFBU nnutow hovohs. l*rpra-£7,JohnBa0ey.Vo6. Plonghinc straight ridie well fennel, but one crumb furrow (on thin and fiat laid. Too close in the crown. Fini»h»tr»i«bt but varying m depth. 2nd pr?«', £3 lOi^notvwaWWd. 1W pri«', £2, J. Taylor (J. Knerrtt ploueh ntsn) No 2. « rooked. fla& in the furrow, bad finish, art equally diytas...
Mount Bryan East. [Newspaper Article] — Burra Record — 9 August 1878
Mount Bryan East. Martina: held at Mr. H. Collins', Wednesday August 8 1879. Mr. Harry voted to the Chair. The CffAiBMAi.' said he regretted to Eee ruch a meagre attendance, as it ladicated a manifest indifference on a subject of such importance, and that those who absented themselves wera deserving of ceneure. He felt convinced that one of tbe greatest rescoorces of the colony was being ruined by the rabbits and though the Compulsory Act may appear to those con nected with squatting interests oppressre, he believed ultimately it would prove a blessing ; hence he thought it the duly of our legislators to carry it into effset Mr. JoaiAH Thoxas said when he selected his land he did it under the impression that the compulsory bul would be passed, and had commenced operations intending to expend £400 the present year on improvements, but seeing that the bill was defeated, he saw on alternative but 'to relinquish, operations, until the bill became law, as it wasto u«e killing on his own ...