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DEATH OF A FRENCH CENTENARIAN. LONDON, April 10. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
DEATH OF A FRENCH CENTENARIAN. (From our own Oorretpondeiifci liONBON, April AU. The death Is announoed of M. Michel Eogene Chevreul, the eminent French chemist and author of various scientific treatises, aged 103. . . . . ? . ,L- .: This eminent scientist was born at Ar.gtrs,Ausuftt31,1786 He first achieved fame by his investigation jofcanfaial sib or , . grtsae, on which, in 1823, lie published a; / prize treatise. Ho Bubacqaoutly wrote other wotks on scientific subjects. Ha was admitted aa a member of: aoma of: tha liondon aekntifio asBociatloojL The caa tecaiy of his birth was celebrated ia Paris Yritix: much enihnsiassn.
QUEENSLAND REVENUE RETURNS. Brisbane, April 3. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
QUEENSLAND REVENUE RE TURKS. Brisbane, April 3, me revenue returns for the quarter and tine months ended March show that taxation for the quarter yieJded £420,453, as against £332,411 for the same period last year ; and for the nine months, £1,332.00U, aa against £1,055,000 for tbja same period last year ; the land revenue for the quarter was £90,009, as against £86,000 ; and for the nine months, £193^00, as against £154,000 ; pastoral occupation for the quarter, £2S625, a3 against £983 ; and for the nine months, £321,000, as against £297,000 ; mining occupation for the quarter, £8,000, as against £10,000 ; and for the nine months, £23,000, as against £26,000 ; total territorial for tha quarter, £167,008; aa against £.97,000; ana for the nine months, £538,000, as against £477,000. Railways for the quarter yielded £196,000, agalnBt £175,000 : and for the nine months, £588,000, against £551,000. Other ser vices returned for the quarter, £63,000, aa against £62.000 ; and for the nine m...
SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A SYDNEY DOMESTIC SERVANT. Melbourne, April 5. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
SUSPICIOUS DEATH OF A SYDNEY DOMES 1IC SERVANT. Melbourne, April 5. 1! artner evidence wag taken to day in connection with the suspicious death of the young woman Lavinia Dines. Dr. O'Connor, one of the physicians at the Sydney Hospital, said that he had questioned Dines as to her having been, enciente, but she denied it. He was doubtful whether the small quantity of savin contained ia the pills supplied by ' Dr.' Smith could do any harm. Mrs. Smith, wife of *' Dr.' Smith, next gave evidence. She denied that she led Dr. Muekett or Mrs. McLaren, at whose house Dines was staying, to believe cflac ner name wa3 i*i.cLK?naia, jwtnes had several times visited ' Dr.' Smith, who was treating her professionally. Witness did not know Bines was enciente, and she denied having given the girl medicine not ordered by the doctor, and generally denied the accusations brought against her by Mrs; McLaren.. The examination of 'Dr.' Smith was, com menced. He said that he waa ' ' a medical, agent and an...
SUICIDE OF A TOWN CLERK. Sydney, April 7. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
SUICIDE OF A TOWN CLERK. Sydney, Anril 7, Mr. T. A. Clarke, the town clerk, of Blayney, committed suicide in a fearful manner on Friday night.. While waiting in the council chambers, and just previous to the council meeting, he went to the tear of the building, inserted a dy&amtte cartridge in his Bhirt collar, and exploded it. The body was horribly uhattared. It Is supposed that pecuniary troubles were the cause of this act. April 8. It has been discovered that the accounts of the town clerk of Blayney show a deficiency, and that he committed suicide because he was afraid to face the council lors.
RAIN IN NEW SOUTH WALES. Sidney, April 7. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
RAIN IN NEW SOUffi WALES. Sfdnev, Anril 7. 'Welcome rain still continues to fall. During last night and to-day some very heavy showers fell In Sydney and the surrounding district, and many country stations continue to report further useful but net very heavy falls. Sydney, April 8. Beporta to hand to-night show largely augmented falls of rain. It is rainiag heavily from the Bogan to the Murray. In the high lands and west of the ranges nearly all the stations have had over an ?Tlf*Tl anil TnnT-T7 fi»mm -fr-wr* fr- rvcroi* lion* inches. The. north-east and central cout districts are the only parts not participat ing in the downponr. Oat west tha drought is fairly broken up, and so heavy have been the falls that the Dadlng River is reported to be navigable. Theiearlest registers received bo far are:— Cooaa- marabran, 5*890 points ; Young, slightly over 5 inches; Hill End, 4 725; Gal gong, 3-800 ; Coonamble, 3380 ; Mndgee, 3420; Dubbo, 3 220 j Orange, 3.190; Wellington, 2 500 ; Conra, 2...
UNEMPLOYED IN SYDNEY. Sydney, April 5. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
UNEMPLOYED IN SYDNEY. Sydney, April 5. The unemployed are becoming more clamorous than ever, and seem deter mined to force the hands of the Govern* ment whether or not. They had several. meetings to-day in different parts of the city, and to the number cf 153 paraded some of the principal streets. A committee has been formed amoagst them, whose duties are to canvass houses for food, money, and ' extras.' A depu tation waited on the Minister of Works to urge the necessity for the new Govern ment pressing on the city railway. T&a jKinister saia tne uoverament .admitted, the necessity oi the work, and were deter mined to construct the line with as little delay as possible, but it would be a diffi cult undertaking to determine on the best route. Sydney, April 10. Several hundred of tbe unemployed to-day proceeded to the Colonial Secre tary's Office, and waited quietly outside, whilst a deputation interviewed t&e Premier. The deputation urged that they did not want relief...
THE N.S.W. LAND CONFERENCE. Sydney, April 5. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
THS N.S.W. LAND CONFERENCE. Svdaev. Anril 5. The Land Conference concluded ita sittings to-day, the following being some of the several resolutions passed : — 'That all appeals be heard at a non-political comt ; that the large area of land now locked up as unnecessary reserves be thrown open for settlement ; that an ex teution of lease in the case of con ditional leases with preferment rights to purchase be extended from 15 co 21 years : that homestead lessees be per mitted to mortgage after completing a residence cf two years ; that homestead lessees be allowed to occupy 90 clsya after application ; and thai two experta tn land matters and one, legal expert be con stituted land commissioner*, with tha states and power of judges, who shall travel on circuit and decide appeals from local land boards. In the afternoon a deputation from the con ference waited on the Minister of Lands to present the resolutions passed. Mr. Brnnber. In reply, promised to give 6he resolutions every consid...
MR HAWKER ON SOUTH AUSTRALIA. LONDON, April 6. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
MR. HAWKER ON SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [From onr own CanesDondeat.1 London, April 6. The A gent- General for South Australia (Sir Arthur Biytb) has replied to the letter to the press written by Mr. E. W. Hawker, M.P., of Adelaide, In which that gentleman defended his statement that the celony has overborrowed. Sir Arthur Blyth states that the money borrowed by South Australia haB been expended on undertakings of a reproductive character, which have helped to promote development and progress. He denies that the public debt is a burden. IVTonf. nf tfia wnrlra rninrtrnf^aJ oat of loans, notably the railways and waterworks, more than pay the Interest on the capital expenditure. He re pudiates as without foundation the assertion that the colony has any diffi culty In meeting the annual interest on tbe bonded debt, and points out that provision is always made for it for at least six months in advance. Borrowing Is limited to reproductive works, and this policy he considers not merely safe but des...
GENERAL BOULANGER. LONDON, April 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
GENERAL BOULANGER. — [From onr own Correspondent;] London, April 8. General Boulanger, who Is still in Bel gium, has had a conference with Victor Bonaparte, the exiled nephew of the late Napoleon, and the prince from whom Boulanger has derived much support. The French Government, it is reported are demanding of the Brussels authorities the expulsion of General Boulanger from their teiritory. It Is proposed to capture tbe general, if possible, while leaving Belgium. London, April 9. General Boulanger that he will be warned to leave that country if he continues to Intrigue against the French Government while at Brussels. The Senate have passed the Bill, intro duced by the Government, authorising the trial of General Boulanger on a charge of sedition. The Bill was carried by a majority of 100 votes. London, April 10. It is now definitely announced that there is a probability of General Boalanger visiting England shortly and conferring with the Orleanlsts. He will take his departure cov...
RUSSIA IN CENTRAL ASIA. LONDON, April 7. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
RUSSIA IN CENTRAL ASIA. ? 1 [From our own Correspondent 1 London. April 7. General Komaroff, the Russian officer having charge of the Transcaspian terri tory, Is now inspecting Penjdeh, the position which was taken from the Afghans by the troops under his com mand In 1885, when warlike preparations were made by England, and were only discontinued on the Russian Government adopting a more pacific attitude and re suming the interrupted negotiations for delimiting the Afghan boundary. The Russian garrison was withdrawn after a few months occupation, owing — It was stated — to the unhealthlness of the dis trict. In the compromise subsequently arranged Russia gained the valleys south of Penjdeb, nine or ten miles in the direction of Herat.
BOULANGISM IN FRANCE. LONDON, April 4. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
BOULAKGISM IN FRANCE. [From our own OorreBpondenl.1 London. April 4. It is stated that General Boulauger has been warned by the Belgian. Government that, after a time specified, he will be de nied refuge in Belgium. He is therefore proceeding to London, whure the Bona partiats are now staying. The indictment against Boulanger, formulated by the Procoreur General, re cites the particulars of his career In Tunis, his agitation to become Minister for War, his retirement from the army. and his complicity in the conspiracies of the Patriotic League, and finally charges him with plotting to overthrow the Government. London. April 5. The Chamber of Deputies have sanc tioned the prosecution of General Bou langer on a charge of fomenting sedition. The Government had intended arresting him while leaving his house on Tuesday morning, and had detached 20 police com missioners for that duty. Boalanger re ceived warning from an official In the con fidence of the Government, and escaped in the dar...
FOUNDERING OF THE OSTEND MAILBOAT. LONDON, April 7. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
FOUNDERING OF THB OSTEND MAILBOAT. [From our own Correspondent.) London, April 7. The circumstances in connection with the sinking of the Oafcend mailboat on March 29, by which 14 lives were lost, have been the subject of careful enquiry, and it has been ascertained that the real cause of the accident was a collision with another vessel, as first stated, and not the explosion of the mailboat's boilers, which was afterwards put forward as an expla nation of the disaster. The accident occurred just outside Dover. The vessel tbat ran into the mailboat was a barque, which got off with slight damage. Prince Jerome Bonaparte was on the vessel that went down, and had an exceedingly narrow escape from drowning, only a few others besides hlmBelf being rescued.
THE FAMINE IN CHINA. BELIEF MOVEMENT IN MELBOURNE. Melbourne, April 10. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
THE FAMINE IN CHINA. BELIEF MOVEMENT IN MEL BOURNE. Melbourne. April 10. A public meeting was held in tha Towa Hall to day, being presided over by the mayor, for the purpose of raising funds in aid of the Chinese sufferers by famine. A large number of membera of socialistic, freetbought, and other kindred societies attended and created great disturbance. An amendment to a resolution expressing sympathy with, the distressed Chinese, wu moved to the effect that until the distress at home was alleviated it was not right to bother abont distress in China. Hnmn of the socialist agitators asserted that the greater part of the money subscribed for the Creswick and. Bulli disasters were Bwallowed np by middle men, but this was indignantly denied by the town-clerk, and high vrords. were spoken on both Bides. Ultimately the amendment waa rejected, and the agitators left the room in a body. A committee wa3 appointed to raise funds, and a good eam was eub Ecribcd ic the rocra.
OPENING OF THE VICTORIAN PARLIAMENT. Melbourne, April 9. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
OPENING OF THE 'V10TORI&ST PARLIAMENT. Melbourne, April 9. The fourteenth Parliament of Vfcibria was opened' by commission to-day, the Commissioner? being Chief Justice HJgin botham and Mr, Justice WHliama. The ceremony took place in the Legislative Council Chamber, and was very shorty the Council Immediately afterwards adjourn ing until the 4th June. After the members of the Legislative Assembly had been- sworn in Mr. Ml H. Dayles wasnnanimonsly re- elected Speaker nmicst; nnnoratirlat.nnr nneecliea.. An ad jourcment was then made to allow of the Speaker being introduced to the Governor, and on resuming ib was evident that tha Government side of the House was inconveniently crowded. The members sitting with the Government numbered 60, whilst the Opposition benches held 54. Mr. Gillies Informed the House that tbe Government would attend on the 4th June to deliver the usual speech, and moved an adjournment to that date.. He also intimated that he would aak per* mission to pro...
WINES AT THE MELBOURNE EXHIBITION. Melbourne, April 19. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
WINES AT THE MELBOURNE EXHIBITION. Melbourne. Anril 19. The report of the wine jurors in connec tion with the recent Exhibition has been sent to the executive. Altogether 41 meetings of the jury; were held. It; waa deemed advisable to judge the foreign apart from the- Australian' wines. The number of exhibits from the dif ferent countries and colonies . wm as fellows : — France, 128 ; Aastrc Hrrogary, 50 ; Geimany, 31 ; Poriogal, 12 ; Italy, 7 ; America, 5 ; Spaing 4 ; Switzerland, a ; Vletoriaj -aob ; wewws-nita. Wales, 80; South Anstralia, 82; QieenB-. land. 20 ; New Zealand, 9 ; Tesmaaisd, 3; total, 870. In foreign wines Fraaca was pre-eminent for the most, some ot -the wines of that country obtaining the Highest number of points possible. ' Re ferring to the Australian winea the re port says . that the jury at the ooiset experienced great difficulty fax adjadl cating on the severaf samples owing totha wine in many Instances being wrongly named. The jury therefore judged each sam...
SIR THOMAS McILWRAITH. Brisbane, April 7. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
SIR THOMAS McIOWRArra. Brisbane, April ?. The Changsha, from Hongkong, called at Thursday Island en route contrary to expectation, having two passengers from Port Darwin. She left again, without anchoring. The Hon. John Douglas met them off Good& Island: and presented Sir Thomas Mcllwraiih with a nnmeroosly e!gned address Trelsomiag him back. Sit Thomas McHwraitfc has decidedly im proved In health whilst in Japan. Lady Mcilwraith is much better. Bath- are highly pleased with their trip.
COUNTRY TELEGRAMS. AUBURN, April 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
COUNTRY TELEGKAMS. [From our own Correspondents.] AUBU&N, April 8. .1 rom Friday night up to 9 o'clock ttua morn ing 2-200 points of rain have fallen. The rain fall for April up to the present hour, has been seven inches. A meeting was held here to-day of represen tatives of the Clare, Upper Wakefield, and Saddleworth district councils in reference to the inadequacy oi the miizi road grant for the Clare and Saddleworth road. It was resolved that a deputation should wait on the Govern ment on the subject. BELTANA, April 8. The two trains which were stuck up near the Meadows arrived here yesterday morning at 2 o'clock, The portion of the line which had been washed away- has been replaced. COCKBURN. April 8. A man's remains have been fonnd at the Oak Vale i-tat ion lying under a bash. Nothing is known about him. CRYSTAL BROOK, April 10. A large and enthusiastic gathering met Bit Aldetnsan's Hotel to-day to bid Rood bye to Mr. John Forgan, of the well-known firm of Meeere-. Forg...
THE PORT AUGUSTA SHOOTING CASE. Port Augusta, April 5. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
THE POET AUGUSIA SHOOTING CASE. Port Augusta, April 5. A petition is being prepared in favor of tha shortening of tbe sentence of seven years passed on Richardson for shooting Leonard Woodman at Port Auguata. At the corpora tion meeting yesterday evening a letter was tead from Mrs. Richardson asking the council Dot to allow their sympathies to go in favor of the memorial. It was decided that the letter should be acknowledged, as the corporation did cot propose to take any action in the matter. Richardson's solicitor denies the charge that he illuEed his wife,
MESSRS MOULDED AND HANDYSIDE IN THE SOUTH-EAST. Kingston, April 5. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
MESSRS MOULDEN AND HANDY SIDE IN THE SOUTH-EAST. Kingston, April 5. An influential meeting was held thia even ing at the Institute Hall to receive the mem bers for the district — Messrs, Moulden and HaEdjsipe. Mr. R. K Venn, the chairman of the district council, presided. In the afternoon, after the return of the members from Kobe, they were interviewed .by the council, and as a consequence the meeting in the even ing waa somewhat of a formal character, the only additional feature being that Mr. Winter, a member of tbe council, asked the opinion of members on the eight hours question. The replies were that the trades unions were quite able to settle that Question, and that it would not do to lay down a hard and fast rule. The subjects suggested by the council, and which met with the support of the members, .were— The insufficiency of commonage to pay for keeping the drains in repair, a reduction of the railway tarifi bo as to allow of competition with Victoria, a continuation of the...