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BOWILA, APRIL 2. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
BOWILA. Aphil 2. The visit of the rain to the hundreds of Blyth and Everard, though not without caBual tits and personal loss, has been a great boon. There must have been a fall of from 3 to 4 incises of rain on Monday night, and towards 8 d'ekek on Tuesday morning ' the swollen torrents from Carter's Creek and Spring Gully came through the scrub, and over the ploughed land from four to ten chains wide, and in places from three to four feet deep. Two men, named Newton and Dobey, on leaving their work for home, bad to croes the water on the road to Woodlands, and were overmastered by the flood ; fortunately they managed to gain ths support of a mallee, whilst Mr. Herbert Curtis (who saw them struggling in the water) rode a horse and led another to their assistance. One of tbe men.had fallen down twice, and was very much exhausted, but they ultimately escaped and resumed their journey home. Several f aimers were flooded out, and it is reported that Mr. J. Ponlton not only had his boos...
COLONIAL RAILWAYS. LONDON, April 4. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
COLONIAL RAILWAYS. m rfromourown Correspondent.) London, April 4. Mr. CharleB A. Goodchap, exCommis Bloner of Railways in New South Wales, who Is about to return to that colony to take his seat in the Legislative Assembly, Ib Btill engaged in enquiring into the latest Improvements in railway appliances. He will leave for Sydney this month, pro ceeding via America. He expects to arrive In the United States early in May, and in Sydney at the end of June. Mr. Goodchap has decided upon re turning via America for the purpose of investigating the system adopted there of constructing light railways capable of sub sequent strengthening. The system will be necessary in the colonies in order that facilities may be provided for the traffic in [dead meat over long distances. Mr.' Goodchap will at the same time in stitute enquiries Into tbe methods of pre serving meat and other perishables daring long railway journeys, and will gather information as to the freezing conveyances wbich axe used in ...
BENDLEBY, APRIL 3. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
BENDLEBY, Apbit, 3. Bain set in on Mona&y afternoon, April 1, and continued to fall all through the night and early next mornirjg. Unfortunately not more than about 300 points were recorded, and it ia feared that unless more eoon falls a great deal of the eeed will be malted. The wheat has fctatttd to eprcut already, but cannot hold out against anjthicg like a long spell of dry weather. Seeding operations are fast drawing to a close— Quite a number of residents of thia hnndred were suddenly awakened about 5 o'clock this (Wednesday) morning by a severe shock of earthquake. The noisa waa very loud, and (he tremor rocked the people in their beds. April 6. We have been favored with another nice stead soakiog rain, which set in on Friday evening, Aptil 5. and continued with but few ibterocisgions until 10 o'clock to day. The most of the wheat will soon be through tha ground cow, aB a great deal of it waa started by the rain which fell last Monday and Tues day ; u&foitunat...
(From the Melbourne Herald.) LONDON, April 3. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
[From the Melbourne Herald.] London, April 3. A member of the House of Lords, who belongs to the Roman Catholic Church, recently married the daughter of a mem ber of the House of Commons. He now. applieB to the House of Lords to annul the marriage. . London, April 7. The Times of yesterday iiad a vigorous leading article In reference to the excessive telegraph rates between England and the Continent. It showed that by comparison they are very much heavier than those In force between any other countries. The Times condemns the apathy of Mr. Raikes, the Postmaster-General, on this subject, and considers that Mr. Hennlker Heaton, the member for Canterbury, is deserving of thanks for continually bringing the question before the House of Commons. The Australian horse Ringmaster easily won the Billesden Welter Plate, a handicap event, and the opening race at the Leicestershire April meeting. A pro test was entered on the ground that the horse had not been habitually trained in England, ba...
BELTANA, APRIL 4. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
BELT AN A. Apbil 4. On V/tdne^day night, April 3, Mr. A. H. BloomSeld, Wesley au home missionary, who ban been transferred to Wilmington, preached bis farewell eerrcon to a good congregation. In the afternoon a farewell tea meeting was tendered to him, and after the servioe some of Mr. Bloomfield'e friends sat down to sapper, and a pleasant evening was spent. He carries with him the good wishes of all, April 8. A nice rain began to fall on Friday after noon. A pill 5 and kept on till Saturday night. xoe railway aam ana au cue waiemoies in the neighborhood are quite fulL In a few weeks' time feed will be abundant. Tha floods washed away one of *.he deviations north of the Meadows, and through it one pas senger and one goods train were stuck up. Men were at once put to work, and after several hours they managed to repair tha damage so far as to allow the trains to pass on. Both trains arrived here at 2 o'clook on Sunday morning, having been delayed 10 hours. Through the courtesy of th...
FAREWELL TO THE REV. S. KNIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
FAREWELL TO THE REV. S. KNIGHT. A farewell social to the Rev. S. and Mrs. Kxight was held at the Pixie-street lecture- hall on Friday week. The building was beautifully decorated with Chinee© lanterns and bunting, and an excellent tea was pro vided by the ladies of the circuit. About 600 per eor. s, representing most of the Methodist; Churches of the colony, were present, as well as a large number of clergymen from the oity, suburban, and country churches. His Exoel lency the acting-Governor (Hon. S. J Way) arrived at 8 o'clock, and was escorted to the platform by several gentlemen while Me. W. After the many good things provided by the ladies had had ample justice done to them, Mrs, Johneon James sang an appropriate selection 'n her usual nmsiied manner. The Senioe Crscurr Stewabd (Mr. L. J. Funnel!), who occupied the chair, briefly ex plained the object of the gathering* and on be half of hie fellow- officers expressed regret at the approaching departure of Mr. and Mrs. Knieht, bu...
SCHOOL OF MINES AND INDUSTRIES. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
SCHOOL OF MUTES AND INDUS TRIES. The weekly meeting of the S.A, School of Mines and Industries was held at the eastern annexe of the Jubilee Exhibition Buildings on Monday afternoon. The chairman (Dr. Cook burn) presided, and there were also present Professor Tate, Messrs. A. Adamson, R. E. Rogers, S. Solomon, M.P., J. L, Bonython, and C. Todd, C.M.G. It was decided that it should be a part of the functions of the educational committee to select suitable books for the committee. A list of periodicals taken in by the Chamber of Manu factures was referred to the educational com mittee, together with a list of those recently discontinued by the chamber. xne inspector or puouc bmidmga wrote inti mating that the extra space asked for in the basement of the main Exhibitdonbnildingfor the metallurgical laboratory was available, and it was decided to request the building committee to bring up the plans of the laboratory for con firmation at the next meeting of the council. The secretary to ...
MAJOR-GENERAL DOWNES AND THE WAR OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
MAJOR-GENERAL DOWNES AND THE WAR OFFICE. The following correspondence between the S.A. Government and the WarOfhoe in regard to the retention of Major General Dowries as Commandant of the Defence Forces of South Australia, has been handed to the Press :— From Lord Knutsford to Sir W. F. O. RobinBon : — 'Downing- street, August 18, 1833. Sir — I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch of June 8 forwarding an application from Major- General M. F. Pownes, C.M.G . for permission to accept the post of Commandant-General of the Colonial Forces of South Australia, £ communicated your dispatch and its enclosures to the Secre tary of State for War, and I transmit for the information of your Government a copy of a letter from tbe War Office in reply. An extract from the letter alluded to in the War Office letter is also enclosed. — I have, &c , Knutsfobd.' From the War Office to the Colonial Office :— ' War Office, August. 9, 18S8. Sir — With reference to your lette...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
' It is worth its weight in gold,' is a common expression. But, while the value of gold is easily affected, the worth of Ayer's Saraapa rilla, as a blood-purifier, never depreciates. It eradicates scrofula from the system, 9SaiulO2xlO3 Private Advertisement. — Cross's Resto rine has exceeded the best expectations. Females can take it with safety: If from any cause it has been delayed, and it is desirable that health should come on, take Restorine ; if it has been delayed through wet feet or other cause, take ReBtorise, It haa brought on health when everything else has failed. Sold by all chemists, 2s, 6d., and at the manufaa turer's, Charles Cross, ohemist, Gawler, South Australia. 18aiul23xl9 124 HENRY MEIWARD & SOUS' «?? ??» v»lfB-|t ONLY REAL IMPROVE P Si YX'FYFfl BIENT ^ NEEDLES. UrlL I A !U I 4.U THREADS WITHOUT -.___.. _ i'assikg through IbLLULLi slips thbough a . MIL WARD'S PATENTLY-WRAPPED NEEOLES GEtEBRATED EGB-EYEO NEEDLES. ?: ?? kz38:k29oI
THE FIRE AT CRYSTAL BROOK. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
TBE FIRE AT CRYSTAL BROOK, An enquiry info tttv cause of the fire that destroyed the shops belonging to Mr. James Parks, Mrs. Keleher. and Messrs. Seville aui Sullivan, at Crystal Brook, on Sunday mom ing, March 31, waB opened on Wednesday, April S, iD the Assembly-room, by Mr. C. T. Mole and a juiy of 7, of which Mr. W. Abell was foreman. The room was crowded through out the day, considerable interest being taken in the proceedings on account of several alleged suspicious circumstances which had come to light. Mounted-Constable Burton conducted the CBEe on bebalf of the police, Mr. James Gordon represented the interests or Mr. Parks and Messrs. Keville & Sullivan, Mr. A. Fer gUBEon appeared on behalf of Mrs. Keleher, and Dr. Parkinson (owner of Parka's shops) and Mr. J . E. Thomas represented the insurance companies. Ambrosine Pridhsm said she was awakened at about 3 o'clock on the morning of March 31 by loud reports as of guns being fired, aud found the house illuminated t...
THE SAMOAN DISASTER. NARRATIVE OF AN OFFICER. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
THS SAMOAN DISASTER. NARRATIVE OF AN OFFICER. An interesting statement was made to a correspondent of the Melbourne Argus by one of the principal officers of the Calliope, who said :- When the hurricane came on the Calliope was anchored not more than 200 yards from the south reef, which lay under her stern directly to leeward. The XJ.S.S. Vandalia was the eame distance to seaward straight ahead of the Calliope, and the U.S.S. Trenton was at a similar distance further out towards the en trance of the harbor. To the eastward of the Calliope, Bay 200 yards away, lay the German warship Adler, while the Olga was on her quarter, and the smaller German warship Eber was anchored between the Olca and tha shore. The U.S.S. Nipsic was in the Bouth* east corner of the harbor, with a fine sandy beach under her lee. The gale, of which the thermometer had given ample warning, com menced to blow with great force at about 3 or 4 o'clock- on Friday afternoon, March 15, and continued unabated througho...
THE WATER SUPPLY OF TEATREE GULLY AND MODBURY. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
THE WATER SUPPLY OF TEA TREE GULLY AKD MODBORY. A deputation from Modbnry was introduced by Mr, R. Homburg, M.P., to the Commis sioner of Public Works (Hon. A, Gatt) on Monday morning with reference to the water rate made on the people of Modbury, Mr. Hombbbg Baid the deputation intended to ask the Commissioner to make some reduc tion in the charge made for water supplied at Modbury, He pointed out that Mr. Anderson, the hydraulic engineer of the department, had recently taken a record of the water sup plied to Teatree Gully and Modbury for the last 12 months, From that record it appeared that the headworks supplied 2,143,250 GrallonB. At the rate of 5s. nar thousand gallons intended to be charged the residents of Modbury this would yield £535 15s. per year. As a matter of fact Modbury had re ceived only 408,400 gallons, making a return of £102 per annum, whilst Teatree Golly had had 1,734,850 gallons, which at the same rate made £433. He had been informed that the ..total cost of t...
RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [From the Western Grazier of April 3.] [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
RIVER DISTRICT NEWS. [From the Western Grazier of April 3.1 Since our last report we are pleased to advise a change for the bettor, rain, fairly .general, if q not as plenteous sb all concerned and have' participated therein would deBire, having fallen, but which we hope means the beginning of the end of the ordeal we have been going throngh in much patience and hope. Last report we ventured an idea that the Queens land rainy season had commenced ; as if in confirmation thereof, there has been gop& rains at and above St. George, Bollon, Charleville, and Adavale, and lesBer falls at Tbargomindah, Eulo, and Cannamulla; and in conjunction witn rains on ana on tor tne past week on the water line from that point where tbe Mclntyre arches into Queensland down to Bourke may be expected to create a f reBh in the river which will probably turn out of practical utility, but it is premature yet to build on it— the extent cannot be denned until the waters reach Mungnndi, or better still...
KOOLUNGA, APRIL 9. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
KOOLUNG A. Apsil 9. Tbe annual meeting of subscribers to tha Kooluuga Institute waa held on Friday evea ing, April 5. There was a good attend »ns«f Mr. J. Button (president) being in the oasir. The annual report showed a large increase in membership duriDg the year, and also that 124 volumes had been added to the library. Ta^ balance-sheet showed that the receipts f.»r the year amounted to £129 3a. 3d., the (-.reisurrjr having in hand a balance of over £iO, £25 of which would be devoted to the reduction of tbe debt on tha building. The debt woold «.uvu bmiuu m jcliu. i_ua ooacera lor cue ec.-uicg year w?re elected as follows:— Presi dent, Mr. W. O Chapman; vice- president, Mr. R. H. Buchanan; hon. secretary. Mr. J. Moyes; hon. treasurer, Mr. E Ksynos, jun ; C'in.rtittee. Messrs J. Button, J. Batteiti-ld, Geo. Joee, J. Littln, and A. J. Chick; audi tors, Messrs. W. UxglU and E. Whiteaom.— Tbe heavy rains on i'liday night at Clare and Bondaleer brought a great flood of water into the ...
NHILL (Victoria). APRIL 6. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
NHILL (Victoria). Apbil 6, On Sunday, March 3L, some heavy Bhowers of rain fell, and Monday and Tuesday were decidedly wet days, the rain being accom panied by thunder and lightning. An atiua dance ot rain can now be safely calculated on. The rain on Tuesday was so abundant tbat tbe railway repairers were compelled to go out with their lamps and examine the culverts. A farnier near Dimboola. Mr. Maitin, recently from South Australia, wai caught in the rain and he took refuge under a big tree. He was struck by lightning, his body bting found with his faithful dog Wdtch irg over him.— The M*llee Vermin Board But: f\n 'Phnt-firlAV nnH o.it: thnrnirh a maia nf bueiceps. They gave their sanction to 14 mallee allotn-ents being transferred by the Crown to various purchasers. This shows tbe extensive traffic there 'is in mallee lands. The major part of the buyers hail from South Australia. A nj&llee shoot cutter is moat sadly wanted fat re, as the cutting of the sprouts annually by ...
MOONTA, APRIL 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
MOONTA. Apbil 8. The drop in copper is now being acutely felt in this locality. To day some 30 or 40 miners are being paid off, and it is said that a lot of tbe. non-remunerative contracts are to be stopped, and expenses curtailed wherever possible. The late rise of threepence pet day granted on tbe return of the manager from England is to be taken oS again. The men natuially complain that the directors are much more teady to reduce wages when a drop takes place than they were to raise them when the price of copper went up some IS months ago. — The effect of the late rains can be seen all around, in the green verdure that is covering tee baireness oi a torcmgnt ago. everyone seems to anticipate a good season this year. — There have been two accidents here lately. On Friday last a workman at the Moonta mines named John Verran fell down a pass about five fathoms and was badly bruised- He wss fortunately able to catch the rope which was jn the shaft, which saved his life. — On Saturday...
RENMARK, APRIL 4. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
RENAf ARK, Aphil 4. The river bas been falling uteadily all tba week, and hardly an? boats bare been abia t-- pass either up or down. The river u now about 4 inches below eu-nansr level. Tha weather bas been rather inclined to raia. aad * th&rp shower fell on Sunday nigut — Oaa or two new settlers of the right sort hare osma tJ Rennjsrk lately, and are busy building aai ttnciog — A large number of eld settlers are putting in crops, la tbe township Mr. rsa Alper i3 building a Bubstanlial etona etora ia Rat Ral Avenue, and Mr. VV, H. Oarvey ia ?? avtiig a building erected which La to ba rested by the Huak ot South Australia.
OLADD[?], APRIL 9. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 13 April 1889
o r. a n of E^Apart 3. On Monday. April i, wie fatf » ffootU faU of . rain, abort 300 points being registered, aol again On Friday night arid Saturday tat mora . . rain fell, bringing up the total, I should judge, to about 600 points. So far the raid wa hara b-d will ensure tbe safety of the wheat already eowDV but more mouture u badly wanted to fill op tbe dams and give the soil a really good soaking.— Seeding operations are well ad vanced. Some farmers have finished, awf more will finish tbia week, but the area under crop will be Isliy one-third less than in former years, on account of many agriculturists having only sufficient b&ei to sow a very limited por tion of their holdings.— Since ths rains tha grass is epringing op, and tha young wheat is also making its appearance.