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General News. WORK IN PARLIAMENT. For other Parliamentary Newt see page 27.) THE PUBLIC SALARIES BILL. RECEPTION OF THE GOVERNOR. THE, STATE ADVANCES BILL. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
$mzmi Jteto& work in; pak^iameot. i (For other Parliamentary News tee pajc S7.) THE PUBLIC SALARIES BILL. BEOEPTION OF THE GOVERNOR. THE STATE ADVANCES BILL. It looked as though the Public Salaries Bill were dead as Julius Caesar and sundry other gentlemen who lived as long ago, but etrenuouB efforts are being made to reanimate that much-discuBsed and apparently deceased measure. The idea of the Government is to have it once more considered in committee with the hope that some modus vivendi may be arranged by those members who favor ?. reductions in the. service, but are disagreed as carried. The third reading having been . rejected by the Upper House the Chief Secretary on Wednesday attempted to obtain a suspension of the standing orders so that the committee stage might be revived, but although there was a majority in favor of that ? course it was not a 'statutory' majority. On ' Thursday another attempt was made to effect the object of the Government, but it was done in a...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
MISCELLANEOUS. Cockbubn, October 20.— On Saturday even ing a lecture -was given by Mr. J. G. Samp« son, of Broken HiU, on 'British poets,' extracts being given by the lecturer in a most able manner. — On Sunday special services were held iu thu institute by Mr. J. G. Sampson, which were well attended. — ? On Sunday morning about 9 a.m. all the able-bodied men in the town assembled with, drays to clear away the dead carcases of rabbits which had accumulated in tbe township. About 18 tons of dead rabbits were carted away. On Mon day two drays with men were told off to cart away all the dead rabbits until the nuisance is abated. It is to be hoped that the Railway Department will assist the towns people to the best of their ability by fencing in tbe troughs at the dams and tbe waste water from loeo. sheds. Balakiava, October 24. — The annual meeting of subscribers to the 'Balaklava Institute was held on Wednesday evening. The secretary read a satisfactory report, and the treasurer showe...
PORTUGAL AND ITALY. LONDON, October 22. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
PORTUGAL AND ITALY. London, October 22. With respect to the proposed visit to Italy of Carlos I., Kim? of Portugal, it is announced that the Pope in writing to King Carlos ex pressed the deepest regret that his Majesty purposed visiting King Humbert at Rome. Such an action his Eminence declared could not but be considered as a persona) affront to himself and one that he ventured to say was entirely undeserved after tlip, svmnathv which bad been shown by the Vatican towards Portugal. In consequence of the remonstrance of the Pope King Carlos has decided to abandon his visit to Rome. Great indignation is expressed by the Italian Court at the interference of the Pope, and it is reported that the relations between Portugal and Italy are greatly strained in con sequence of the abandonment of the projected visit of King Carlos.
DEATH OF MR. W. H. BURFORD. AN OLD AND HONORED COLONIST. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
DEATH OF MR. W. H. BURFORD. AN OLD AND HONORED COLONIST. Mr. W. H. Burford, one of the pioneer colonists of South Australia and the founder of the firm of Messrs. W. H. Burford &.Sons, died at his residence, Clapham Park, West Mitcham, on Wednesday morning, at the advanced age of 88 years. Mr. Burford was born on January 24, 1807, at St. Catherine's, Middle- sex, He was the youngest of five sons and was of his own choice apprenticed to the butchering business. After following this occupation for a few years he entered the oil and color trade, which included tallow-rendering and tallow candle-making. He had many diffi- culties to fight against during his life in England, and this no doubt was good training for his future rough colonial experience. A friend of his brought under his notice the subject of emigration and he took passage with his family for Sydney; but while waiting his attention was called to South Australia. Observing the liberality of its con- titution and, abo...
Shipping News. ARRIVED—October 19. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
SHIPPING NEWS. ARRIVED— October 19. Daiuub, steamer, 2,129 tons, John Curry, from Calcatta September 22, Penug 29th, Singapore October 1 EGR Knecke and Co., agents. Thirty passengers, of whom four land hen. Cargo— Eastern produce. Chemnitz, steamer (German-Australian), 1,801 tons, B. Vierk, from Sydney October IB. George Wills and Co., agents. Passenger— Mr. Loddar, ih the cabin. Fbdbul, steamer (Mcllwraith. McEochara's lino), 1,540 tons, M. Casey, from Melbourne Ootober 1& McOwraith, McEocharn, and Co., agents. Pas sengers— Messrs. Hunter, Wnite, Taylor, and Young, jneauaoreB uwiupgoa ana wane in vao caran ; ana 37 in the second cabin. Clmuhttika, ketch, SS tons, J. Talnsh, from the coast. Bailor, Prko«, ketch, 40 tons, II. Irvine, from the coast. Youmo Foster, ketch, 24 tons, G. McKay, from the coast Emus, ketch, 81 tons, N. Iverson, from Port Vic toria. Fsbb Sklbctoe, ketch, 44 tons, J. Loshmsjr, from Kangaroo Island. October 20. Ferbet, steamer, 246 tons, W. Crocker, fro...
ALLEGED ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Port Lincoln. October 23. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
ALLEGED ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Port Lincoln. October 23. About 10 o'clock this afternoon a swagman named Kutcher swallowed the contents of a bottle of laudanum. The police were in formed. Dr. Altmann was called in and he took prompt action. The man was in a critical condition, but will probably recover. He had previously complained of being unable to obtain work, and was very despondent in consequence. He is a total stranger here.
THE LATE MR. R. WOOLNOUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
THE LATE MR. R. WOOLNOUGH. Mr. R. Woolnough, sen., a well-known and highly respected resident of the Semaphore, died at his residence, Woolnough-road, Exeter, on Tuesday. The deceased, who was in his 73rd year, was for some time engaged in the pilot service. Our shipping reporter writes : — 'There are few people who have been connected with waterside pursuits at the Port for nearly half a century but were acquainted with Pilot Woolnough, who was as straight out a sailor as could be met with, having all the characteristics of one of the old school of mariners whose dogged resolution helped to keep up the prestige of British sea men. In 1823 he was born at a village within a few miles of the sea near Lowestoff, and there became imbued with the desire for salt water. In very early life he made journeys to the nearest port, where he sought without success the stepping stone to a seafaring pursuit. &nbsp; At length circumstances favored his desire and he was taken by the master o...
Law Courts. LOCAL COURT—ADELAIDE. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25. [Before Mr. J. Gordon. S.M.] [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
LAW COURTS. LOCAL COURT— ADELAIDE. Friday, October 25. [Before Mr. J. Gordon. S.M.] &nbsp; Smith v. the Commissionr of Taxes.— This was a case brought by William Villeneuve Smith, solicitor, against the Commissioner of Taxes, in which the plaintiff claimed the sum of £2 5s. 3d. "for that the defendant by his clerks, officers, and agents wrongfully, unlaw- fully, and excessively by land tax assessment notice served upon the plaintiff on or about November 21, 1894, assessed plaintiff on certain land included in assessment notice No. 1560 J. under the Taxation Acts, and by threats of penalty forced plaintiff to pay into the Taxa- tion Office at Adelaide on February 11, 1895, an excessive amount, to wit £2 18s. 4d., being £2 3s. 3d. in excess of the proper tax, and wrongfully and unlawfully neglected to set down in accordance with the said Acts the notice of appeal served on the Taxation Office on November 26, 1894, for hearing as provided by the said Acts, whereby plaintiff was...
POLICE COURT—ADELAIDE. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22. [Before Messrs. J. Gordon, S.M., J. Abbott, and J. Eitzen.] [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
POLICE COURT— ADELAIDE. Tuesday, October 22. [Before Messrs. J. Gordon, S.M., J. Abbott, and J. Eitzen.] &nbsp; George Wilson, alias Frank Leslie, alias Frederick Travers, was charged on the infor- mation of John Martin, of Gawler, sheep- farmer, with the larceny of a Gladstone bag containing clothing and other articles. John Martin said he left the articles produced in a bag in a room in the Gresham Hotel and shortly afterwards he missed them. Henry Jones, pawnbroker, of Pirie-street, said the shirts produced were pawned at his shop on Saturday evening. J. G. Cocking, dealer, of Rundle-street, said the trousers, vest, and shirt were sold to him for 4s. 6d. on Saturday night. Detective Jones arrested the prisoner in Hind- marsh-square on Sunday. Searched him and found the pawnticket produced and handker- chief in his pocket. Told prisoner the charge and cautioned him. He made no statement. The prisoner was committed for trial. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23. [Before Messrs. J. Gordon...
A POUNDAGE CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
A POUNDAGE CASE. Renmark, October 15.— Last Wednesday, at the Local Court, before Messrs. D. Sinclair aud R. Robertson, an interesting poundage case, Johns v. Southall, was decided. The infor- mant sued in respect of excessive maintenance, 4s., charged by the defendant, the pound- keeper. The point really at issue was whether the poundkeeper had power to charge a main- tenance fee of 3s. per head. It appears that some time since the Renmark Irrigation Trust were approached by Chaffey Bros., Limited, with a view to obtain official sanction to in- creased maintenance charges, and defendant had accepted an erroneous report of the transac- tions at a trust meeting as conveying to him authority to levy the higher claim. The depredations caused among the irrigation works by stray stock had given rise to the necessity for some special deterrent to owners. As it was obvious that the defendant had anticipated the proper official authority to raise the maintenance fee from 9d. to 3s. per head...
GAWLER. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
GAWIiER. Gawler, October 24.— At the Local Court on Tuesday, before Messrs. W. Johnstone, S.M., H. Bischof, and H. E. Bright, W. T. Lawes, the sole surviving executor under the will of the late Thomas Lawes, of Sandy Creek, claimed from T. A. Waters the sum of £145 for the use of a garden at Sandy Creek, for produce of garden, and interest on money due. Defendant pleaded not indebted, and put in a counterclaim for £168 7s., being money payable by the plaintiff as such executor to the defendant for work done by the defendant at the request of the late Thomas Lawes. Mr. S. B. Rudall for plaintiff and Mr. F. D. Harris for defendant. The plaintiff in his evidence said that defendant had been in occu- pation of the garden for several years, leaving it on June 1 last, while the testator died on February 11 last. No amount had been paid for rent during the last two years. Had told defendant last March that his uncle had a debt of £145 against him, and he replied, "As soon as the last half ...
THE RABBIT PLAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
THE RABBIT PLAGUE. Burra, October 23. — Several important rabbit cases were heard at the Redruth Court this morning, when Messrs. William West and D. J. O'Leary presided. The ranger for the Burra District Council (Mr. John Morgan) laid the informations, and Mr. J. E. H. Winnall acted on his behalf. Donald McDonald, for neglecting to carry out a notice to destroy the rabbits on his land at Bal- dina, was fined in all £4 19s, ; R.J.M. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; McBride, for a similar offence in the same district, had to pay £6 10s. 6d.; A. McCulloch, of Princes Royal, and Ernest Gebhardt, Baldina, were also fined £4 12s. each. Each defendant complained bitterly that the rabbits came on to their land from the eastern country, and the stock roads in charge of the council are said to be swarming with the pest.— Owing to the very dry weather to the east of Burra vast armies of rabbits are said to be coming west, and it is likely that before long the at present serious tr...
CHARGE OF ASSAULT. AN M.P. IN TROUBLE. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
CHARGE OF ASSAULT. AN M.P. IN TROUBLE. At the Adelaide Police Court on Wednesday morning, before Messrs. J. Gordon, S.M., J. Abbott, J. Eitzen, and Commissioner Peters- wald, Henry Allerdale Grainger, M.P., was charged by Robert George Crittenden, of Meadows North, with unlawfully assaulting and beating him. Mr. W. V. Smith appeared for the plaintiff. Mr Grainger occupied a seat at the counsel's table, and when the case was called on he &nbsp; stood up and placed one foot on his chair. He &nbsp; thought that all witnesses in the case, if there were any, should be ordered out of the court, which was accordingly done. Mr. Smith raised some objection to the interruption of Mr. Grainger and to the attitude he assumed. He thought that although he was a member of Parliament he should not be treated differently from an ordinary citizen. Mr. Smith, in stating his case, said Mr. Crittenden, in company with Mr. Michell and Mr. Eckersley, was walking down King William-street, a...
BURGLARS IN THE HILLS. A SERIES OF DEPREDATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
BURGLARS IN THE HILLS. A SERIES OF DEPREDATIONS. On Saturday week last the house of Mr. Hewitt, builder, of Blackwood, was broken into and a child's money-box, containing about 25s, a purse of money, and a number of other articles were stolen. The same night two saddles and bridles were purloined from Mr. Rodda, licensee of the Belair Hotel. It is supposed that after committhing the depredations the marauders made their way to Mitcham, as on the same night a room at the rear of the premises of Mr. G. Riddoch, M.P., occupied by his coachman, was ransacked and a number of articles stolen. It is supposed also that the thieves went to Beaumont, a saddle having been stolen from the stable of Mr. Goldsack, who resides in that neighborhood. On Sunday night a chesuut mare was stolen from Mr. C. C. Hollard, storekeeper, of Glen Osmond-road, Frewville. Detective Fraser, L.C. Bertram (stationed at Mitcham), and Lance-Corporal Bertram (stationed at &nbsp; Stirling) spent two days in hun...
Country News. DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
Country News DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST. Robebtstown, October 17. — Death has re moved a number of familiar faces of various ages from the district during the past year. The last is that of Mr. William Mosey, sen., who died at his son's residence, Brady Creek. He was 85 years of age, and was a vigorous man with faculties complete up till the time of his demise, which was brought about by a sharp attack of bronchitis and pleurisy. A native of Scarborough, the deceased came to the colony in 1850 with his family. In the early days of the Burra the family lived in that prosperous district, and by the efforts of his two sons, John and William, they suc ceeded in attaining considerable property in this district. The deceased never took a promi nent part in anything, but lived a quiet, unassuming life among his sons and grand children. His wife died many years ago. His father was an English naval officer, who was among those who conveyed Napoleon Bounaparte to Elba.
A FATAL BOLT. Elliston. October 17. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
A FATAL BOLT. Elliston, October 17. A sad and painful accident happened here last Thursday to a son of Mr. Charles Tree, he was going with his brother to water stock when the horse he was riding bolted. The poor little fellow had his leg broken and skull fractured. He was brought in to Dr. Carter's private hospital, where he lingered in great pain till Friday night, dying at 8 o'clock. An inquest was not doomed necessary. He was buried on Sunday at Bramfield, the Rev. W. G. Blackmoore officiating.
THE VILLAGE SETTLEMENTS. WORK OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE. ON THE MURRAY. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
THE VILLAGE SETTLE MENTS. WORK OF THE SELECT COM MITTEE. fYNT THW MURRAY. On Friday, October 11, the Select Com mittee appointed by the House of Assembly to pnquire into the working of the Village settle ments, left by midday train for Morgan. The party consisted of Mr. J. Moule (chairman), the Commissioner of Crown Lands, Messrs. featchelor, Blacker, Burgoyne, McLachlan, and Price, Mr. F. N. Burchefl (of theEngineer in-Chief's Office), and representatives of the press. On arrival at Morgan, at aoout 0 o'clock in the evening, it was found that the steamer, the Pioneer, in which it had been arranged that the journey should bo under taken, had not arrived, and as news was re ceived from Blanchtown that she could not pos Eibly put iu an appearance before 2 o'clock the following morning, it was decided to await her arrival and to make an early start. How ever, after stopping up till well into, the wee sma' hours no steamer put in an appearance, tind the tired members and others of the p...