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STRATHALBYN. Strathalbyn, December 26. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 December 1866
STRATHALBYN. 1 From our own CorresDondent.l Strathalbvn, December 26. Yustc j day — Christmas Day — was one io be j;rt»g remembered. Terrible hot 'winds, as fii tc« as the blast from a Welch furnace, blew w.. i undiminished violence during the whole of *he day, while cloud after cloud ofjdust and fine sand filled every room in our dwellings, pou ing in through every available crevice h.nA crituny, and causing much distress of mind amongr tidv housewives. Those unfortu nate individuals whose business or pleasure (?) called them out of doors were in a very few minutes completely begrimed with dust, and scarcely recognizable by their most intimate acquaintance. To enjoy one's Christmas under these trials was rather difficult ; still, in cnita nf all. neonle tried to be ' iollv under the circumstances.' The excursion trip of the Telegraph from Rlihmg to-Meningie seemed to engross much attention,- and certainly appeared to present ^gmote attraction than any amusement on terra *^5£m# coul...
SHIPPING. GOOLWA SHIPPING. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 December 1866
SHIPPING. GOOLWA SHIPPING. ARRIVED. Tuesday, December 25 — Albury, steamer. John ston, master, from Wentworth. Passengers — Mrs, Miss, and 4 Master Croziers, Mrs E. B. Scott, Miss, &nbsp; and 5 Master Seotts, Mrs Burt and 3 children, Mrs Jamieson, Mrs Pile, Mrs Sara. Captain Smythe, and 4 in the steerage. Cargo— 38 bales wool, RH ; 1 do, Thm. Same day — Queen, steamer, Pickhills, master, from Wentworth. In ballast. Same day — Francis Cadell, steamer. King, master, from Port Adelaide. Cargo — 19 bales hay, &nbsp; 17 hhds beer, 145 pkgs sundries. Wednesday, December 26— Wentworth, steamer, &nbsp; Varcoe, master, from Murrumbidgee. Cargo — 193 bales wool, C within diamond ; 11 do, Paunga. &nbsp; SAILED. Thursday, December 27 — Albury, steamer, John ston, master, for Port Adelaide. Passengers — Mrs, Miss, and 4 Master Croziers, Mrs E. B. Miss, and 5 Master Scotts. Mrs Burt and 3 children, Mrs Hugh Jamieson, Mrs W. Pile, and Mrs Sara. Cargo — 38 bales wool...
POETRY. THE MAN WHO IS KIND TO ANOTHER. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
P O K T R Y. ! THE MAN WHO IS KIND TO ANOTHER. This world is so hard and so stonev, That if a man is to get through,' lie need have the courage of Nelson, And plenty of Job's patience too. But a man who is kind to another And cheerfully helps him aioug. We'll claim &b a man and a brother And here's to his health in a song. This life is as cheerless as winter To those who are cold in the heart, B't the man who is warm in his nature Bide winter for ever depart 1 he ground that he trends on will b'ossom, Till beauties around him shall throng ; «od bless such a man and a brotl'er And here's to Viis health in a song. Ae clouds that in sunshine are open Are silvei'd by light passing through, So men who are generous in spirit Are blessed by the ernnd thing* they do.* There's nothing like helping ano;her,' For getting one's own self along ; Who does this is truly a brother, And here's to his health in a rong. There's something in other men's sorrows That strengthens a man who is tru...
LAW COURTS. PORT ELLIOT LOCAL COURT. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2. [Before B. F. Laurie, Esq., S.M., Major Higgins, J.P., aud Thos. Goode, Esq., J.P.] CIVIL SIDE. LLOYD V. GRAHAM. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
LAW COURTS. PORT ELLIOT LOCAL COURT. Wedkesday, Jaxcaet 2. [Before B. F. Laurie, Esq., S.M.. Major Higgins, J.P., and TUoh. Goode, Esq., J.P. CIVIL 8J»E. Lloyd v. Ghaham. This was an action of serious importance, beinjr to test the validity of tbe election of a District Councillor for Encounter Bay. The facts shown were to th-s effect that on the day of nomination, and also on the day of election, the Returning Officer, wbo is also Clerk of the Council, refused to take money in pay ment of rates, and so disqualified some of the rate payers. Tfce evidence being very decisive, the Bench gave judgment declaring the election invalid, and issued an order making the office vacant. The following cases were then beard : — Chairman of District Council v. Lloyd, action for unlawfully depasturing sheep; Same v. Same, for rescue of sheep ; Same v. Sutherland ; Same v. Martin ; Same v. Same, for rescue ; Same v. Jagger ; and Lloyd v. District Council of Encounter bay, lor damages, £100. These ca...
AGRICULTURAL SUGGESTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
! , AGRICULTURAL SUGGESTIONS. [From the Border Watch] It may not be amiss at the present time to draw the attention of farmers to the necessity of slightly altering their system of farming ia future. The age of wheat growing must be regarded as on the decline, and that in which the farmer must look out to make the most of his land by a greater variety of crop on the eve of development. Ever since the foun dation of these colonies there has been a race between population and production, and pro duction has tagged behind. Tbe plough could not keep pace with the natural increase of population, aided by a never ceasing flow of population from abroad ; consequently farming prospects, when not interfered with or deranged bv foreign supplies, have been comparatively bright, and prices generally remunerative. But now there can he no doubt the plough is ahead of the wants of the population, and if progression is persevered in by farmers in the i same direction and in tbe same degree much lon...
COMMERCIAL. London, November 8. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
KJ\J COMMERCIAL. Lmdon, November 8. Bank rate reduced to 4 per cent. London Wool Report, November 1, 1866, state that the market is firmer; little doing. Enquires for stapled New Zealand at slight advance. Trade in tbe mouth has not been animated. At the next sales, on the loth November, there will be a scarcity of all sound well stapled descriptions, and for these ad vanced rates will be looked for. No advances antici pated on tbe inferior qualities, and parties wiii limit their operations expecting the new clip from Port Philip. New York, November 10. Gold to-day is 146. Valparaiso, November 2. Breadstuffs are in active deraaud for shipment to the East Coast and England. The advices by Euro pean mail and the news of the inclement harvest will give an impetus to the demand, and enhance the prices, fceveral orders are in the market from Eng land and France which have reduced the stocks and may then render the execution of orders extremely difficult. We are not aware of any tiansacti...
CHILI AND PERU. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
CHILI AND PERU. The allies attacked Curapata, and suffered severe loss, having to retreat, having, according to their own account, lost 3 000 men. The Curacoa was captured on the River Plat?. A Brazilian iron-clad was blown up on September 1st. The Brazilian fleet ascending the Plate River for another attack on Curupata was fired on by a masked battery. Six iron-clad. Brazilians bombarded it and the cavalry made an attack by land. A torpedo struck the iron-clad Rio De Janeiro and blew her up with 300 men on board, nearly all of whom were killed. The battery was at last taken by the shore attack, but with a loss of jlO.000 men to the assail ants. 700 wounded were brought down. General Flores insists in giving up the campaign. Para guayan companies were interred at Cunisea. There was hard fighting on the 2nd at 'Verd, but there is no account of fresh hostilities.
MEXICO. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
MEXICO. A plot has bpen discovered to assassinate tbe I Emperor Maximillian. One couspiiator was executed, j The Mexican Empire is crumbling to pieces. Maximillian has left the capital. The French Bazaine is left in charge. The Hon. Louis D. Campbell and Lieut. General Sherman were about to leave for Vera Cruz in the U.S. war steamer Susquehana to open relations with the Juarez Government. The French Admiral and troops were to leave on October 24. The vessels to bring back ihe French troops from Mexico were ready.
AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
AMERICA. News from New York to November 10, state tbat the elections in Kew Yoik, Massachusetts. Illinois. Wisconsin, Missouri, and New Jersey, resulted in a large Republican msjoiity. Some additional Radicals were chosen for the next Congress, tiius sustaining the action of the Congress against the President. It went the other way in the election of State Officers and Congressmen, in Michigan, Kansas, Missouri, Minesota, and Neva, where the radicals were victo rious. The result of tLe elections gives the Radicals an increased majority. In the next Congress if the Radical leaders are true to their previous professions, they will certainly impeach President Jolmson, aad thus in all likelihood bring on another civil war. The war spirit amongst the Fen'aus in the United States is increasing. They swear if Colonel Lynch and Father McMahon, sentenced to death in Toronto, are hanged they will make a terrible retaliation. Meetings are held to raise men and money. Head Centre Stephens says ...
THE COORONG. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
THE COORONG. Too moch light has been thrown on the important question of the navigation of the Coorong during the past few months to enable it to be very easily shelved again. It has been slKnvn that in a very little time, and at a comparative small expenditure, water carriage, safe, convenient, and easily practi cable for steamers of light draught, may be obtained for at least 90 miles of the distance between Adelaide and the Soutli-East. 'What we have now to do is to take care that Minis terial apathy does not postpone too long tbe realization of this great advantage. It is only lately that public attention has been directed to the question at all. Very little has been known of the Coorong or of the facilities it would afford for the carriage of mails ana passengers as well as of goods traffic. It bas even been assumed that because it runs parallel with tbe sea the advantages of opening it would be no greater than could be secured by coast navigation. It is true that such an objec...
ENGLAND AND THE CONTINENT. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
ENGLAND AND THE CONTINENT. Advices by mail from London to November 21st. Political world quiet. Treaty of peace between Italy and Austria signed. Venetia made over to Victor Emmanuel. Pruff ia lakes fonral possession of Hanover and Frankfort. The Frencb Emperor is recovering. Lieutenaut Herbert Adcock, accused of putting persons to death in cold blood in Jamaica during the insurrection, bas been promoted to a captaincy. The London Star blames the Government for promoting the officer instead of investigating tbe case. General Benedek is on the retired list. Kossuth is in Turin. Gale at Liverpool on October 29. Ship Tanda lost on the bar of the Mersey and six of the crew lost ; the rest were saved. It is feared that the ship General Grant, which left Melbourne, May 3, has foundered, as nothing has been ueard of her. Mr Gladstone has gone to Rome to visit the Pope, and counsel his resignation cf the temporal power nndcr his manifold afflictions and difficulties of his present situation...
THE OPENING OF THE COORONG. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
THE OPENING OF THE COORONG. We have already 'printed Mr McCalman's evidence on this subject before the South Eastern Committee, and M- Loveday'sreporton the Coorong, made after bis recent survey of the stream. 'We now subjoin Mr John Varcoe's evidence on the subject, also given before the South-Eastern Committee : — Mr. John Varcoe called in and examined : By the Chairman : You know something of the Coorong, Mr VarcDe ? — I am vrell ac quainted with it. Do you think it could be made easily navi gable as far as Salt Creek ? — I have no doubt of it. What are the diffieulfies in the way at present ? — Three reefs of limestone. Have you any idea of what would be the. cost of cutting through these reefs and making a channel? — I can speak to the first and largest more particularly — the one at Pelican Point. It is a reef about fifteen chains. What do you think it would be cut through j for to enable a small steamer to go up ? — There is about, on an average, two feet six inches of silt o...
PARLIAMENTARY PAPER. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
PARLIAMENTARY PAPER. The following is the Report of the Com mittee on Railway Extension, which was laid ? on the table of the House on Wednesday : — j ' Your Committee have examined a con- j siderable number of witnesses and taken i evidence with resrard to the questions sub- ! mitted to them, and having fully considered j and discussed tbe question of railway ex tension have arrived at the following con clusions : — ' 1. That the time has arrived when our iron roads should be extended to connect raanv of our agrienltura! nnct mineral districts with the metropolis and shipping ports of tbe province. ' 2. That wherever the natural features of the country will allow, tl:e main lines of com munication should be iron roads, thev being more economical in construction and mainte nance tban macadamized roads. *' 3. That laying aside tbe question of in terest upon the capital expended upon con struction, wherever it may be reasonably expected that the ivGrkin^ expenses and maintenance of an...
THE TRIP OF THE WENTWORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
THE TRIP OF THE WENTWORTH. Only a day or two previous to New Years Day i bills were circulated stating tbat the steamer Went- i worth would make an excursion trip to Milang and I back ou that day, and accordingly at ihe hour an- i ?flounced steam was got up, and the vessel proceeded j oa her tr;p wiiii about 250 passengers on bjard, j mostly inhabitants of Goolwa and neighborhood. I The trip turned out a most enjoyable one. The deck ! was covered with an awning, which sheltered the ex- I cursionists from the sultry heat cf the sun, and this combined wiib the movement of the steamer rendered the weather far more bearable than on shore, in fact it was quite pleasant. Refreshments of every des cription were obtainable on board, Mr. J. Varcoe being the caterer, and it is needless to t-ay that every attention was paid to the wants of the excursionists by Mr. and Mrs. Varcoe, their indcfa'igabiHty being well known. The tr'p was evidently enj iyed liy all who availed themselves of it, and ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
Miscellaneous Late Advertisements. TO TOE FARMER* OF STRATH ALBYN AND euRRRousmsG districts, STORAGE Op WHEAT.— The nndersigned is prepared to Store a limited quantity of Wheat daring the present season at the following rates, viz: — A charge of three farthings per bushel will be made on the first of every month /or all Wheat then in Store, such charge to clear it till the first of the fol lowing month. Bags provided, but all parties retainine them over six months will be charged threepence for each bag 80 retained, and ko on for every other six weeks or portion of that time. WILLIAM COLMAN, Aiigas Mill, Strathalbyn. THE FOUNDATION STONE of the CHURCH of the HOLY EVANGELISTS, GOOLWA, ?will be LAID on Wednesday, 9th January. For particulars see Fosters. BANK OF ADELAIDE, GOOLWA. THIS BANK will be CLOSED on Tuesday, 8th January, for the Annual Balance. ? J. W. PERYMAN, Manager. T7TCT0B HARHOR AND GOOLWA TRAM V WAY TIME TABLE. Down. a.m. p m. p.m. night. From — iloouu 9.0 2.0 3.30 10.4...
BUILDING MATERIAL. RETAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
BUILDING MATERIAL. KETA1I,. x p. a Deals, 9X3 ? 0 0 S£ Do, sawn, extra each cut ? 0 0 0J ' Do, 11 -; 3, solid ? 0 0 10 £ ! Do, do, sawn each cut ... ... 0 0 Of Battens, 7X3. solid ? 0 0 a£ Do, do, each cut ? 0 0 0J Cedar Board, per foot super ? fl 0 SJ Flooring Boards, T& G. 6 X 1J ... 0 0 2J — iSfrinny Bark, 3 X 2, 1J4, ^ loo ... o ;o o 1V-., 4 x 2, ^ 100 ? y 14 0 Do, 4 X 3 ? (i 17 0 Do, 6X1, l£d ? 0 12 0 Zinc, ^ cwt ? 2 10 0 Galvanized Iron, sp cm, ... 30s to 2 *2 0 Spouting, half round, ^ foot, 5d to 0 0 0 'Do, OG, & foot. .. ... 7d tc 0 0 8 Lime ?%- bushel at the kiln ? 0 10 Do, do delivered ... .. ... 0 1 0 Palings, 5 feet, Launceston .. ... i 5 0 Do do, Hobarton ? 1 3 0 Laths, 3 feet, ^ 1,000 ? 1 i 0 Do, 3 feet 6 inches, do ? 14 0 Cement, Portland ? l ]5 o Slates, 24X1 ,$► 1,000 ? 37 0 0
PORT ELLIOT PRICES CURRENT. RETAIL. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 5 January 1867
PORT ELLIOT PRICES CURRENT. RETAIL. Floor, 25s. ^ bag. Pollard, Is. 8d. ^ bushel. Bran, Is. Id. ^- bushel. Bread, 4d th» 2tt- loaf. butcher's me&t. Beef, 3d to 6d Pork, 8d to lOd Mutton, 4d to 5d Veal, 5d to 7d Lamb, 3s to 4s ^ quarter. DAIRY TROHCCE. Bacon,colonial Is to Is 2d Hams, colonial, Is 2d to Do English, Is 6d Is 41 Batter, fresh. Is 4d Ducks, 6s ^ pair Eggs, Is ^ doz. Fowls, 3* to 3s 6-3 t& pair Cheese, Colonial, Is Milk, 6d per quart Do, English, 2s. VKOETABLF.S. Onions, green, 2d v '?«£» Cucumbers, Id tii4-.l each Potatoes, new, 3&3 jjs-ib Carrots, 3d ?& bunch Par?lev. 3d ?& bunch. Leeks, 3d ^ bunch French Beaus 4d ip 1b Marrows, 3d to fid FBCIT. Almonds, dried, is Lemons, Id to 2d Cherries, 4d ip ib Orange?, 2d to 3d Strawberries, Is to 63 Rhubarb, 6d ^ ft.