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POETRY. LOOK UPWARD. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
POETRY. ! LOOK UPWARD. Tbou didst help me across the biooklet And over the marshy fen, All through the tangled thicket, And up the rocky glen ; But when we camo to the lorreat That dash'd and foatn'd aloug, A stouter heart I needed, A grasp more firm and strong. Thou didst lead me through ths twilight, 'Mid shadows gaunt and drear, And with thine arm around me I felt no doubt nor fear. But -when the giim deep darkness Set in on every side, My faint heart sank within me, I craved a safer guide. Thou didst comfort me in sea-ons Of sadness, toil, and pain, But when death stood betvreea na I look'd to thee in vain. In rain, wind, and tempest, How constant was tliy hold ! But when eaith quaked beneath ua, I felt thy touch grow cold. O, strength so dearly trusted, O. clasp of human love, Frail reed we to idly lean on, How feeble do&t thou prove I O, silence dead, unb.oken By friendship's tenderesi tone, Dark ways that must be troddeu, Dark waters stemmed aloue ! A sorer faith, uns...
AMERICAN BREADSTUFFS. CALIFORNIA. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
AMERICAN BREADSTUFFS. CALIFORNIA. The San Francisco market report of October 9 says there is an increased home and export demand for flour at hardening prices. Wheat. — The market thus far has shown great activity. The arrivals from the interior are large and free. The stock in warehouses is greater than was ever known before. Thou sands of sacks are still in the field not thrashed. Probably not less than 2\ million sacks are now in store, available for immediate export. The range of prices is from $1 45c. to $1 65c, Oats. — There is some degree of firmness ex hibited on the part of holders ; transactions, however, are very meagre' within the range of current prices, viz., $1 30c. to gl 50c. ; extra choice, $1 55c. The crop generally was up to the full average, and we have a large surplus for export should it be required in Australia or ?lsewhere. Loading for Sydney — Haversham and Aus tralind. Sailed — Douglas and Torquil for Melbourne ; Orient for Nelson. CHILI. Valparaiso, Octobe...
THE FAMINE IN INDIA. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
THE FAMINE IN INDIA. A correspondent writing to the Times, from Calcutta, imder date of July 31, says : — It has been my lot to have to travel for nearly 300 miles through the districts south west of Calcutta, and to witness en route the Buffering and distress caused by the famine in ! its severest forms. I started from Midnapore, a civil station about 70 miles south-west of the capital, on the morning of the 26th of June, and had hardly proceeded some seven miles when commenced the painful sights which, varying only in intensity, con tinued until I again returned to this place. Rain had fallen heavily during the night, and the palki men' were trudging slowly through the mud, when a little after daybreak I saw two bodies under a tree. As there seemed to be a slight motion in one I alighted, and on going up to it found, covered under an old cloth, with just a spark of life left iu him, an old man slowly dyTing from hunger. He ap peared as if he had a thin piece of transparent indiaru...
EXTRAORDINARY STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
EXTRAORDINARY STORY. [From the Keu York Times.} Several years ago Inspector Leonard, then a captain of police, received a telegraphic despatch from 'the police authorities of Pro vidence, Ilhodii Island, requesting him to arrest John M. Cookeou, master of a small schooner, plying between Providence and Norfolk, Virginia. ' he accused was charged with having murdered his wife at the little town of Scaeouk, near Providence. Captain Leonard at once set about the task required of him, and in a very short time ascertained that Captain Cookson's schoouer was then lying in this harbor. He at once boarded the vessel, and on inquiring for the master, Captain Cooksou appeared in person. The officer notified him of the charge against him, and of fiis purpose to arrest him, Cookson turned pale, stam mered, was confused, and in fact showed all those signs of embarrassment which are generally interpreted as evidence of guilt, but may also be the effect of surprise and virtuous iudiguation. He, ho...
PRUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
PRUSSIA. The Prussian Government is about to form three new army corps, one in each of the annexed States. The negotiations with Saxopy are still pending. 155 *. A treaty has been' concluded between Prussia and Saxony. The latter has con g sented to the surrender of Konigstein and to military occupation by Prussia in time of j£var. A conscription has been ordered in Schles wig-Holstein on the basis of the Landwehr. Formal possession of Hanover lias been taken by the Prussian Commissioners. The ex-king, after protesting, without effect, a-sinst the annexation, relieved his subjects from their oath of allegiance. The incorporation of the other two States, Hesse and Nassau, has been completed with out any disturbance. The Senate of Frankfort protested against the annexation of that town, attributing it to the personal enmity of Count Bismark. ? . ? M\ .
AUSTRIA. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
AUSTRIA. A treaty of peace between Italy and Austria has been signed. The latter falls back on the Venetian frontier. The latter assumes the Venetian proportion of Austrian debt, 35,000,000 florins. ' A complete amnesty has been accorded by Victor Emmaneul to all political prisoners.
TURKEY. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
* TURKEY. An Aide-de-Camp of the Sultan has been Kent on special business to Candia. No further engagements are reported to have taken place. The Turks are about to attack all the centres of insurrection. The Moniteur states that the aspect of affairs in Candia is favorable to speedy pacification. The Turkish Government is talking of breaking off relations with Greece. Turkish affairs are becoming complicated. The Times says this will involve a general European catastrophe.
AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
AMERICA. The State elections in . Pennsylvania-, Indiana, and Iowa, are over. They have re sulted in Radical victories, returning additional members of that party to Congress. It is reported that the President has called upon the Attorney-General for an opinion aa to the validity of the present Congress — the Southern States not being represented. He wishes to know if he will be justified in com municating his next annual Message to the Congress, which is to meet in December next. The trial of Jeff. Davis has been further postponed, and the Radicals denounce the President for it. . . . . . v General Butler has made a violent speech, demanding that both General Lee and Jeff. Davis should be hung-. A great fire at New York has destroyed the Roman Catholic Cathedral and a great many adjoining buildings. The loss waa estimated at nearly a million dollars. The Fenian agitation is subsiding. The State elections being nearly over in New England, the Radicals have thrown the Fenians overboa...
EUROPEAN NEWS. ARRIVAL OF THE PANAMA AND TORRES STRAITS MAIL. [Via Sydney.] [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
? — - ? - ? -^T' ~ ' EUROPEAN NEWS ARRIVAL OF TBE PANAMA AND TORBES STRAITS MAIL. £_ fFrom tho Heouter.l ? rviaSydney.r The Kakaia left Panama on October 6 with the English mail ; made a capital, passage, the weather having been fine thrm^hout. Arrived at Wellington on the 22nd, ^when the Australian portion of the mail was sent on by the Phcebe, which arrived here on the 30th ult., at 4 p.m. ' : The mail steamer Hero arrived, via Torre* Straits, at Port Denison at 6 a.m., on the 2nd instant. European news shows no fresh features of importance. The English ironclad squadron was at Cadis awaiting instructions respecting the outrage offered to the English flag by the Spaniards. The English Government had demanded 4 prompt redress. The cholera still exists in London, with a tendency to spread. The average daily earnings of the Atlantic ~\ cable since it commenced working have been f* ^£837. A great banquet has been given at Liverpool to all connected with the laying of the cable. A grea...
MOUNT GAMBIER. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
MOUNT GAMBIER. [From the Mount Gambia' Standard 1 DraIKaOE Of TEE MOOXT MujEHEAD PlATS.— Onr readers wi'I pprceive by advertisment elsewhere that this long- -c Tifiidered and lon*-df l«yed scheme is now likely to be pushed forward at least another etage.^ With tho large influx of population which this district bas experienced so recently, it in very desirable that some of tbe ewamp country Fbonid be drained and put np for fale without further delay, or many will haxe to go and seek elsewhere for land on which to pursue agricultural pursuits, they being qu:te unable to pay the high prices now demanded for Mount Garabier farms. Kangaroo Skiss. — We have been favorfid* with an inspection of s -me Recount sales of kangaro* skins shipped by tfee Donald Mackay to London, this yca-*( and notice with satisfaction tie prices realized. The gross amount of the sales was over £100, and thfl quotation for large skins was 2s. 9d. each, whilst for very small skins Is. was obtained. Tbe skins wen p...
FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
FRANCE. The evacuation of Rome by the French troops is being carried out bona fide. Spain has resolved to support the Pope after their departure, and has made proposals to- ^ Austria for a joint protectorate. ** The Emperor is still at Biarritzj and his health has improved. He reviewed the iron clad squadron lately. The visit of Count Bismark had not been positively arranged. The report of the Empress of Mexico's in sanity is confirmed. She is at Some, and will not likely return to Mexico. ^
WALLAROO AND MOONTA. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
WALLAROO AND MOONTA. The Smelting Works.— The Wallaroo Times of December 1 has tbe following paragraph, which is indicative ofihe great progress being made in tbe erection of buildings and appliances for reducing on the spot the ores produced on the Peninsula: — ' Two of the furnaces recently built at the Smelting Works have been set in operation and are found to answer admirably, as likewise does the new 6tack with which they are connected. Other six furnaces will be ready for lighting at the commencement of the vear. A stack, which is a fac-simile of the one just referred to, is almost completed. These eight new furnaces comprise a row standing apart from the other furnaces of the establishment, and are covered by a building with a galvanized roof about 150 feet in length. The new stacks, each 110 feet high, severally stand at either end of the building. Another stack, about 50 feet in height, has been built near the refinery, where an additional furnace is about to be erected. Wh...
MEXICO. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
MEXICO. The latest advices concerning Maximilian are contradictory. There is a report from, Paris that the French Government will with draw the army of occupation at oncer and that Maximilian will abdicate. On the other hand we learn that he has gone over to the Church party, returned the confiseated Church pro perty, repealed all offensive laws, dismissed his obnoxious Ministry, and declared his in tention to hold fast. The Empress of Mexico is now at Rome, where she had interviews with the Pope, who has promised to use his influence with the Catholic- Powers- in her hubband's behalf.
YANKALILLA. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
YANKALILL*. Satubday, December 1. Present — Messrs Batter worth (Chairman), Putland, Mitchell, and Smith. Mr. R. Buchanan's tender for building a culvert and making approaches to same, near Mr. J. Smith's, for £54 7s., accepted. Resolved, that the fees to be charged for sustenance of cattle in the Yankalilla Pound be fifteen pence ia lieu of one shilling. The Inspector reported building of culvert near Mr. McCarthy's, as also building of bridge near Mr. Watson's, finished satisfactorily.
DISTRICT COUNCILS. RAPID BAY. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
DISTRICT COUNCILS. RAPID BAY. Saturday. December 1. Present — All (he members. Letters read, from Koad Board, reBpeoting works on main road in the district; from Commissioner of Crown Lands respecting spring at Second Valley ; also, one respecting deviations in tbe district. Clerk to reply. The Clerk was directed to lay an information against Mr. Williss for obstructing toad through Section 1534. Mr. Burgess applied for title to land given in ex change for deviation to Machine Hill. Clerk to apply to Surveyor-General. Mr. Tayloi'd offer to do the work on Cape Jervig road for £4 15s., and to clear out the waierhole at Morgan's reserve for 5s., accepted. Applications made for repairs to Machine Hill road, Springs-road, and roads near Little Gorge to be inspected. Stubble burning hours fixed (see advertisement}. Receipts, £7£ 4s. 4d.; payments, £50 10s.
PORT ELLIOT AND GOOLWA. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
PORT ELLTOT AND GOOLWA. Satdbday, December 1. Present— Messrs. Sunman (Chairman), *n3 Walsh. No quorum. Ptkychxise in Beer. — The Melbourne Herald of a late date says : — ' Some time ago a paragraph ap peared is the newspapers to the eScct tbat strych nine was somewhat extensively used in tbe com position of English ales and porters. The veracity of the statement was doubted at the time, and as regards one article — the Carlisle ale — with some foundation. An analysis bas been made of a sample of that ale in bond, and it has been found free front strychnine, as the following certificate will show : — ' By desire of Mr. Thomas Ty6on, agent for the company, I have made a complete analysis of the New Brewery Company's Carlisle ale, in bond, and have determined the following among other par ticulars : — Specific gravity, 1009-6 ; acetic acid, per cent., 0 33. One pallon contains : — Alcohol, 5600-OOgr. ; sugar, 345'80gr. ; total solid extract, 3327 45gr. ; mineral constituents, 29 54gr....
ALEXANDRINA. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 8 December 1866
ALEXANDEINA. Satgbdat, November 17. Present — Messrs Edward Jerrard and David Thompson. No quorum. Saturday, December 1. Present— Messrs Henry Favy (Chairman), Henry Goldfinch, and Edward Jerrard. Letter received from Mr Joseph Yelland request ing the Council to complete the metalling on Sand Hill, near his place. Clerk instructed to call for tenders for the same, the old piece of metalled road to be blinded over strain. Mr Pavy applied for something to be done to tha lower side cf the Hill at his place. To stand over till next mee'ing. Messrs Carrnth and Jerrard made a transfer of their depasturing licences to Mr Joseph Yelland. Allowed. Ranger reported having attended the Strathalbyn Court, but that the Council's action against Mr Bowman for running sheep on Crown Lands with out a licence had been lost. No blame was laid to the Ranger. Clerk reported that Mr Thos. Gilbert's contract was completed satisfactorily. Passed for payment. Payments, £18 0s. 6d.
QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 15 December 1866
gUE.E3SL.AXD. Opesiso cp the Lakhs. — The Qiteensla'der of 24:h uiitanj states that active steps are beiug Luken. fcy the Govc-rnmciit to purvey and Mm forward f.»r sale by auctin-i considerable quantities of land in. these piaees where there is the greatest demand for it. Instructions have been given to survey, krge blocks alocg tho whole length of the railway lian. The present arrangements include about 120. COO acres as a beginning. These lauds will be put up to auction, and no doubt the choice pieces throughout will then be sold. The remainder will be open for saie at xi an acre lor a mourn, ana alter tne expira tion of that time they will be open for selection, either by purchase or for lease under tbe provisions of the Leasing Act. The limit to the quantity whioh any oue person may lease is 2,560 acres, ami there are no conditions attached to the lease of the§9 auction lands. We may expect that within a few months those who are waiting for laud in -good situations for large gr...
[From the Adelaide Papers.] Sydney, December 7. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 15 December 1866
[From the Adelaide Pauerf.! Sydney, December'. Telegrams from the Weddiu diggings report a groat scarcity of water. Great numbers were ar riving daily. Sydney, December 8. Madame Dnrand, of the Opera Troupe, dropped down dead this moraine. The Sydney cricketeis selected for the Intercolonial match are Caffyrj, Lawrence, Gilbert, Gordon, Hewett, Kellick, Park, Stack, Thompson, Gregory, aud Dower (umpire). Sydney, December 10. a icicj^iaui m/iu isixuw mu kmuiuat oajn, hull the BouTke and Lower Macquirrie mail was stuck up by two armed men with their faces covered with crape on Friday. Mr. Grer.fell, the Commisrioner of Lands, courageously and 6uccefsfully resisted the robbers, but received a wound in the thigh, and d«ed on Saturday evening. The murderers are supposed to be the men who robbed the Wellington mail last week. The New Zealand and Sydney Governments have consented to a Conference at Melbourne ia Ftbrap.ry to consider the postal contracts. A despatch Las been received from E...