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PORT GERMEIN, APRIL 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
PORT GERMEIN, Aphil 8. A meeting was held at Ferguson's Hotel on Monday, to take into consideration the necessity of presenting a memorial to Government, ask isg for the extension of the Port Germein jetty according to .the suggestion of tbe president of the Marine Board. There was a large attendance of residents, and Mr. G. J. Sampson occupied the chair. On the motion ot Mr. J. Darling it was deceified totrame a memorial, and canvau for signatures asking for the extension af the jetty into 20 feet of water at low water mark. Tbe contractors are now oa the ground ; it wat considered therefore that the work should be done at once, as it would thus cause a large saving to the revenue. The matter of en deavoring to obtain the views ot the meeting as to the most fit and proper persons to represent the district in ths coming Parliament was then discusted, and on I/UO IUUUUU U& AU^a V^W.uiug, in n n linn || uj '? ., Bimens, Messrs. Moale.Bsrgoyce.andBlaekwell were thought to be th...
SNOWTOWN. APRIL 12. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
SNOWTOWN, Aphil 12. The weather is still dry, and to-day there is a strong north wind blowing. We hare had threatening appearances of rain, and nearly every one expected a heavy downpour, bnt in each case itjbas passed off.— A memorial has been signed by twenty-eight persons, the prinoipal inbabitaiiti of tbe township, and seat to the OommifsioBer of Pnblio Works, praying that me resiaena may oe permitted to bare water for drinking purposes treat the railway tanks at the statics yard, which taaks are supplied from the Government railway dam. The memorial was «at a fortnight ago, but'np to date the department has not had the courtesy to reply, although the ease is urgent and many of the residents are positively in want of the precious element. Many of those in want of water are making every effort to help themselves by sink ing tanks to conserve water for the future.— Onr local flour mills are at pretest working eighteen hoars of the twenty-four.— The walls of the new Bohool are near...
REJECTING A VOTE. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
'REJECTING A VOTE. ? ID THK BDffOB. -1 Sir— Can yon inform me if it is correct to I reject an elector's vote whose name is on the roll? I tcok the trouble to go to trie Crernorpe Hotel'to-da; to record nay vote for the district of Start, and was told by tie retuxning-effleer: tbat altboogh my name was on the roll I maid tot vote in cr.nseqoecce oi having lately re moved to town. I need not say I felt surprised and ennojed, particularly as rstilThoId property there, bat tbat did not assist me. Something must oe eiooEeo Bomewnerei wnea a- rriena ox mine, whone name I can give you. told mj tooigbt that although now residing in W«t Adelaide he was to day allowed to vote io Bait Adelaide without a word. Please, say who is r-gbt, Htcrt or E-ust Adelaide, and have I beea legally disfranchised ? If so, Bast Adelaide is wrong.— I am, ftc, AN ELBCrOE FOE STUfiT. .Adelaide, April 8. [Our corr«6pondec 'a vote was legally re fuifd, and his friend's vote in East Adelaide ™od[cj also not have been...
TELOWIE, APRIL 9. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
TELOW1K, April 9. Another week of appearance! of raiu has left OB diiappointed and wondering when the break up is to come. — After long delay the Port Ger manites have appointed trustees for Che ceme tery, whioh has received a grant-in-aid. Tbe burials increasing, it will now be neoesaary for immediate action in fencing. — The unenviable position of Port Germein being a polling-place, and having no voters on the roll, bat caused a geed de&l of talk, but it seems that tbe fault lay with tbe returning-officer, ia not finding among his papers (which had been received during his absence) applications for a large num'eer ef transfers, which on being duly discovered hire been enrolled and will duly appear.
TANUNDA, APRIL 9 [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
TaSTINDA, Apan. 9 On Thursday Iasta successful concert in aid of tbe institute was given by local performers, ably assisted by the Italian Trio from Adelaide, whose performances were of eoune toe chief attraction of the evening- This musical treat was provided by Mr. Jaoobsen of this place, wbo very kindly defrayed all expenses in connection with their coming np. Tbe comic recitations of Mr.Sperher and bis local hid were capitally rendered, and the duet '? The hapov Dolicemao.' EODg by Miea Williams and A. K. Mueller, was deeervedjy applauded. A solo by Miss Wil liams snd Miss Haynes was snog with gooi ex pr«f ion ; also tbe duet, ' Flow on thou shining river,' by Miss Hoy nee and Mies Ke»t!ey. The grleee and other choruses were also successfully ? eudcred. Tba performance closed with the farce, '? Ihe marrUd bachelor,' nhich was well mounted, and the different parts were capitally tiuteiotd by Misa McGeorge, as Lady Courtall; Miaa WilMama Aft Oraiw* Jkfr Kfnilin «? Qi* Charles ; Si...
Music and the Drama THEATRE ROYAL. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
!pm mrtr tjpe ^mm * THEATRE BOYAL. The patrons of the Koyal wituetaed the pro duction on Saturday evening of Bjroo.'* romantic drama ' The Lancashire lisas,' whiohv has been previously produced here undac another title, bnt never so perfectly a» on tae present occasion. The house was well filled,, and the spectators were thoroughly pleased with, tbe evening's entertainment, except that it wa» prolonged beyond the usual hour in consequence' nf +Via »in*a nM-mi)0^' in aaMnnir ehu nrinnTnat scenes. In tbe opening scene of tbe prologue we- find a woman with. Gipsy blood iu her veins platting with a eeoundrelly adventurer, Eoberk Ketiborn, fox the ruin of a young *ill»ge maiden,. KuthKirby. In the second soeneFarmerKirUy is promising the hand of his daughter to aa elderly admirer named Jellick, and Ruth, who, is in love with Bedburn, refuses Ned Clayton, a young euKiEcer, with whom she nas long been acquainted. She also declines the hand of Jellick, and is induced by Kite Gaistone to wri...
THE NEW SOUTH WALES PARLIAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
THE NEW SOUTH WALES PAR LIAMENT. The New South Wales Parliament was pro rogued about a week ago. It was anticipated that the dispersion of the members would have been brought about sooner, but the state of public business did not allow of an earlier adjournment. Nevertheless, as far as the actual work of legislation was con cerned Parliament might have been shut upa less discussion on impracticable, inexpedient, and simply personal subjects, were added others blanker still in their resultlessness. There came an adjournment without the customary viceregal speech. Perhaps the Governor had nothing to Bay, or as he had said so much to so little purpose three months before it was easy to persuade him to let Parliament 'slide' by way of 'pro- clamation. Yet, withal, it was a pity, re garding the affair in a historical light, that the first session of the tenth Parliament of the mother colony should be ended without any display of pomp and circumstance. Had it only been to mark the broader...
THE MOUNT POOLE DIGGINGS. DIGGERS CAUTIONED AGAINST GOING. THE FIELD HOT YET PROVED. Mt. Browne (vis Wilcannia. April 9). [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
THE MOUNT POOLE DIGGINGS. DIGGERS CAUTIONED AGAINST GODtG. THE FIELD NOT YET PROVED. PBv TeIesraDh.1 [From our Special Reporter.! Mt. Browne fvia Wilcannin. Anril BY I left Adelaide on Friday, March 18, by the 7 a.m. train, en route for Mount Poole via Terowie and the North-Eastern country. Th« first part of the journey, thanks to the railway extension, was performed in ease and comfort, but as much cannot be said for what came after leaving lerowie. Messrs. Crews & Co. cannot be complimented on the efficiency of their mail service, the vehicles and horses provided being amonsst the worst I ever travelled with. We cruwiea aiong at an average pace oi per haps four miles an hour at the outside, passing Cropley's changing station, distant 24 miles: Paratoo eating-house, 25 miles; Deep Well changing station, 16 miles; Wininnie, 12 miles; Manna Hill, 18 miles; Outalpa, 18 miles, arriving at the last named place seven hours late. Here the passengers were transferred to a buggy of ...
ARMY ESTIMATES AND ARMY EFFICIENCY. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
ARMY ESTIMATES AND ARMY EFFICIENCY. Tee estimated cost of the English army for the current year is £16,109,600. IThis is an increase of £122,200 on last year, the increase being due in part to the South African war, and in part to enlarged expen diture on what are curiously called the 'non-effective' branches of the service. The available army which the country sup ports from the Imperial revenues numbers 133,210 men, or 1,351 more than last year, so that each efficient soldier seems to'cost the State somewhat about £120 per annum. The population of the British Isles was at last census in round numbers 32,000,000, and as at this rate the army costs 11s. per head annually for every man, woman, and child in the United Kingdom, it is clear that the nation at large has a lively and substan tial interest in seeing that it gets its money's worth— end this is just what recent expe rience and controversies seem to throw some^doubts upon its getting. In several of the little wars in which Br...
BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND MARRIAGES FOR 1880. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND MARRIAGES FOR 1880. The annual report of births, deaths, and marriages registered in South Australia for the year 1880 has been published, and in it Mr. J. F. Cleland, the Registrar General,f urnishes a large amount of interest ing information. The number of births amounted to 10,262, and of these there were 5,398 males, and 4,864 females. The births last year were more numerous than in any previous yeaT. Compared with 1879, they are 360 in excess of that year. The birth rate is 38-81 per 1,000 of the population, and this is higher than in uny of the last five years. Compared with the neighbor ing colony of Victoria our advance in popu lation is very marked. The birth-rate across the border in 1869 was 37 6 ; this however, had fallen in 1879, ten years later, to 30-21. The natural growth of population with the Victorians has been steadily decreasing, and with us it has been increasing. In South Aus tralia the excess of births in the different districts over those...
OPENING LETTERS AT THE POSTOFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
OPENING LETTERS AT THE POST OFFICE. It is quite right that strict enquiry should be made by the British Parliament into the alleged tampering with letters entrusted to the Post-Oifice authorities for delivery. There is nothing which the 'average Englishman hates with a more perfect hatred than espionage, and there is no privilege of which he 1b more proud than his exemption from the operations of a snhinef nnir rt\H Iftlre* de cachet, -which he is accustomed to contemn as the un English and unmanly instruments of foreign oppression. It appears that in their anxiety to get at the root of the evils with which Ireland is afflicted, and to avert the still more threatening complications which might arise from the resuscitation of Fenian and other seditious organiza tions, the Government have resorted to powers which they undoubtedly possess, but which ought always to be exercised with the greatest precaution, and only in sea sons of proved emergency. It is a matter which concerns all of ...
MARRIAGE WITH A DECEASED WIFE'S SISTER. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
MARRIAGE WITH A DECEASED WIFE'S SISTER. Thu question of marriage with a deceased wife's sister comes yearly before the British Parliament for discussion, and Australians who have contracted such marriages have a grievance of long standing. These mar riages are legalised in several colonies, but if the persons who hare contracted such unions return to Britain their marriages are null and void, and neither the wife nor the children have any right of in heritance to the property of the hus band and father. The position of such couples, too, is objectionable during lire. .foreigners wno u»u iuuub buvjii marriages would have an unchallenged status in English society, but this is not the case with Australians, though they have acted strictly withia the law of the province of which they have been residents. The husband of a. deceased wife's sister may legally marry again if he goes to England, but in that case would be liable to prosecution for bigamy should he return to this part of the w...
No title [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
@' A Stbakgb CouccrcEXCB. — A oountry aian who hsa not been in Adelaide for 20 years resolved to visit the city and sea for himself; amongst other things, tha far-famed Horse aaA Blder on top of Shierhtw's Clothing and Tailor ing Establishment, Hindley-streat. Bequirins; a rait of clothes he naturally went inside Bhior law't extensive premises. Imagiae his snrnte . and delight to find amoagst the crowd of busy purchasers an old neighbor and shipmate. He now advisee everybody wishing to meet old acquaintaBoea to go to Shierla»rs Tailoring ami ?? Clotrdng Dejot for their oloUuag. 4sa A young lady who is studying Wrench Jtkft wrote to her parents that aha wa* invited to* dejeuner tbe day before, and was going to * fete champ£tre the nort day- Tha professor oc the college was surprise* to reoeire s dispsMh from the** old man'aday ar two afterwards, saying, 'If yon don't keep my daughter away from theooaaatecl menageries and side shows, ' I wtE eomadovn a&d see what sib hoc.'
Original Articles. THE UNITED STATES. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
[?] THE UNITED STATES. . Theeb Las of late been bo much discussion about -American competition, both with the mother country and ?with this colony, that anything which tends to throw light on the leal position and prospects of the United States must be of value and prove interesting to our readers. The Philadelphia correspondent of the Times ? i.'l_ f«_fiin1inr) thdf rtOlUr 'mnrTI CACTI A JpCoHHj I hi inn**'' ****»? a»«j»w« *? *?— »«*?— — Tery valuable information respecting the produce, exports, revenue, &c, of America during the past year, from which it may perhaps be possible to derive some tolerably clear notion of what -we have to fear from ler in the future. The total exports from the United States in the year ending June 30,1880, were valued at 824 millions of dollars as against 717 millons for the pre vious year, thus giving an increase of 107 millions in twelve months. Of these exports it is a very ffigmfi«in* fact that far the greater part were agricultural product...
[From our own Correspondent.] Beyond Thackaringa, April 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Weekly Chronicle — 16 April 1881
('Fran oar own Correspondent.! ' : Beyond Thacknrings, April 8. - XbefonowiogSsaUstof thestBgeBfromTerowie 4o Tlmokaiiiigs where water may be obtained : - — Termrifirto well oil road psstXanaeloii sixteen _ allies, eplendid water, no feed; thsnoe to Xuaioadam seventeen miles, boggy alLroand . fhe water. From there to Paratoo eating-house 'fifteen nules, water in well to 'the rightt-f'the vhonte, good feed about eight miles -farther qn . ;tbew*d. Thence to Deep KeU, auotharstage . ?dl fifteen mile»Trithout feed. From there to TCninninnie ctation twelve; miles; theaoeto Xeeky flam twelve miles. There is no water in the -3atn,t-nt there is a -well of .-good water about * roBe «nd-a balf 4o the eastward. Directly an beat of the dam Js a hill, ajhicn the traveller must pass over in order to see the well. Thence to O'Learey back ? station, twelve miles ; to tOngariedam, twenty ' four miles ; to Thackaringa, eighteen miles ; to Wondi Mnndi fcoundamider's hat, thirteen miles. This is »listo...