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THE FAMINE IN CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
THE FAMINE IN CHINA. The Chinese have for so many centuries past held themselves aloof from ail the other nations of the earth, and the in terior of their vast empire Is still so little accessible to Europeans, that news of i the most stupendous disasters only filters Blowly through to the treaty ports, and thence dissemlrates itself over the world. Thus It Ib that calamities, which if they occurred in any other pact of the globe would send a pitying shudder xhtoug.iont humanity, attract comparatively little notice when they fall upon the swarming and passive crowds of* China, to us voiceless and unknown. Whenthegreatfire of Chicago in 1873 rendered thousands of .American families homeless and shelter less, subscriptions were opened through out Europe, from Dublin to Bada Pestb, and the call for aid was nobly responded to. And yet what was the misery caused by the Chicago fire compared with the awful visitation which fell on Northern China in 1887, when the Hoang-ho burst its banks?...
TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
XQ XHE EDUOB. Sir— Mr. Dillon asserts that the Irish people have Done of the privileges which are enj oyed by the tKngiTnii people ; that they have not liberty of speech, liberty of public meeting, nor ' in its true sense' trial by jury. Those who believe that- the Irish people have not liberty of speech need only tarn to the columns oiiiie Freeman's Journal ox United Ireland to find that they not only have liberty of speech. bat that it more frequently degenerates into license, They have as much tight of public meeting as ia possessed by the colonies or any free country: bnt when a public meeting is called for the express purpose of denouncing men who have simply exercised their right of taking a vacant farm, or of inducing people to enter into an illegal conspiracy, such as the Plan of Campaign has been declared by the lushest jodges to be, the Government, which is entrusted with the protection of persons and property; is bound ta interfere. It is true that for trial by jury hae b...
Correspondence. THE IRISH QUESTION. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
SorccspmiDence. THE IEISH QUESTION. 10 THE MDCTOBi Sir — Will yon allow me, aa one who has fal lowed the Irbh controversy with some care, to comment on certain utterances of the Iriah delegates who have recently arrived. 1. Mr. Dillon states that the object of the Flan of Campaign was to obtain reductions of tent, and to save the tenants from eviction. With reference to this (a) there are duly ap pointed land courts in which the tenants can get a reduction of rent after a full and fair hnaring, bat under the Plan of Campaign they themselves are to determine what DroDortion. of their rent they will pay the landlord, (b) So far from preventing eviction, the Flan of Campaign, by inducing the tenants to pay over their rents to trustees instead of to the landlord, has directly brought about evic tions, and all the principal evictions of which we have heard during the last two years have taken place on estates where the Plan of Cam paign has been adopted. Thus, on the estate of Xiord Iian...
The Contributor. THE DIAMOND DRILL ON YORKE'S PENINSULA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
^he €ontribut0r. THE DIAMOND DRILL ON YORKE'S PENINSULA. [Ey R. Caldwell, M P.]. In the House of Assembly during the session of 1SS4 while endeavoring to obtain a geo logical survey of Yorke's Peninsula, I remarked that the peculiarities of the place were of sush * nature as to lead to the belief that there might be underground supplies of water await ing diEcovery, as it was evident that between the southern termination of Flinders Range and the granitic formations which came up on the eastern shore [of Spencer's Gulf important changes had taken place. With that care to prevent the unnecessary expenditure of money which has always characterised the then Com missioner of Crown Lands, and also with a deeire to further the interests of the district which I w&s endeavoring to represent, at the suggestion of the Commissioner the word 'report' was substituted for the word 'survey,' and with the concurrence of the House Mr. H. Y. L. Brown, the Government Geologist, was instructed ...
The Traveller. THE VOYAGE OF THE ORIENT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
1 he Irabdkr, THE VOYAGE OF THE ORIENT. FBya Passengeb,] It was a clear, cold, winter's day when we found ourselves at Fenchurch-street station, IiondoD, waiting, together with several hundreds of other people, for the special train that was to convey us to Tilbury, where the Orient was lying in .the stream ready for a start for the antipodes. Here and there among the crowd of thoBe who were taking leave of friends at the Btation were some whose farewells were mingled with tears ; but the scene was one of bustle and great animation, and most of those who went and those who stayed seemed in hieh spirits. The snow lay on the ground, and the bud, shining out in the clear, crisp, atmosphere, caused it to sparkle and glisten in dazzling beauty, as if to show us at the last how fair could be the scene of an English winter in spite of its rigors, and to remind us that sli pleasure and all exhilaration are not con fined to the sunny clime to which we were goinsr. The tender which conveyed u...
SADDLEWORTH. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
SADDLEWORTH. April 13.— Special Meeting.— Present— All. Overseer of works reported all crossings on the Pine Creek crossings washed away ; Robinson-bridge, one buttress washed away; and Richardson's ford gone ; great damage to the main roads where overflowed by the Gil bert ; every district road more or less damaged, and every footbridge in the district carried away through excessive rains. He had engaged men and teams to repair damages, so as to make some of the worst places passable. Tenders accepted for main roada — Contract 12, 11J chains new road, Manoora to Auburn, Wm. Axford, £3 lls. per chain. For district roads— Contract 174, Robinson's ford, C. A Hagel, £371Os. 3d.; 176, 300 yards mainte nance between the mill and Robinson's bridge. M, Stnnden, 23. 7£d. per yard ; 177, 60 yards maintenance on Ware's road, Mi noora, W. Kelly, 3s. 9d. per yard; 178, fencing roads north and eouth ot Robinson's bridge, E. Goodridge, £2 12si Upper Wake field Council to be aeked to join us in ma...
PARA WIRRA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
PARA WIRRA. April 13.— Present- Cra. J. Tippett (chair), J. Symonds, J. H, Bowden, and A, Sb. ilia- beer, Tenders accepted— Contract 10, cutting and gravelling 8£ chains and culvert near the Graves, Wm. Crook, £2 7s. 6d. per chain, and li chains forming only, £1 per chain ; repairing aenatele and Garden Creek bridges and ford, £3 15s.. also removing fallen tree across Har vey'8-road, 15s., G. Taylor. Mr. Wm, Kelly wrote re road exchange through Mr. Gaylard's, stating his approval of same as the trustee of the late Mr. J. Gould. Mr, Penna wrote giving bis estimate of cost of fencing, clearing, and ford on proposed road at Spring Hill at £42, and concluded that the grant of £30 from the council with £15 from sale of closed roads would about balance the coat. Mr. E. J. Powell attended in support of same. Council considered their estimate too low, and would only grant the £30 on condition they bore all extra expenses: Tenders to be called for form ing and gravelling some chains at the e...
RHYNIE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
RHYNIE. April 13.— Present— All. ' Alma council wrote agreeing to pay half cost of work on boundary road, viz.. £22 5a. Messrs. Barber and Guinness applied for repairs to the road near Mr. Jamea Barber's. Or. John Kemp seported letting to John Black filling creek and grubbing for 30s.; also to George Sowden repairing bridge across the oreek for 10a, Works ordered— Repairs to creek between Maher's and Plew's; repairs to Woolshed Greek, Baker's Creek, and O'Loughlin'a cross ing; ^repairing two crossings. Hermitage Creek; '(cleaning culverts, watertables. and eidedrains between Rbynie and Undalya. Re ceipts, £2 3s. Payments— General, £16 2s.; and main roads, £12 6s. 7d.
NORTH RHINE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
NORTH RHINE. April 13.— Present— All but Or. Keynes. Cournamont council wrote re clearing of boundary road, and Angaston council asked this council to support their application to obtain £500 for construction of Angaston and Sedan main road between Lindsay-bridge and Babbit Hills; clerk to reply. Mr. W. Wadham, Government surveyor, wrote stat ing that as far as possible, with Mb instruc tions from headquarters, the survey of the working men's blocks on the travelling stock reserve in district was bo arranged that all itn proved roads acd crossings of creeka were left as roads to tbe public. Mr. I1. Wendt asked for crossing of Clark's Creek between sections 118 and 123. Rhine. Villa, to be repaired, and Mr. J. E. Pannaca asked for rerairs to road between sections 178 and 182; clerk to inspect. Me, W. Farey attended sud urfctd that rhb lord, across tha Rhine at Kick's bhonld be. aUeoded to, and roa3 tot -?'?& sections 186 and 187 improved AH contracts for which tenders were in...
ONKAPARINGA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
ONKAPARINGA. April 6.— Present— Or. Oaldwell (chair) Hutchens, Dunn, Waldt, and Storch, Repairs to road near Mount Barker Junction station and district road near James's wine shop to be done. Cr. Hutchens called attention to the dangerous nature of open drain near Wesleyan chapel ; guard fence to be erected. In order to protect the roads in district against utme&es- Bary damage during the winter months the weight to be carried between June 1 and October 1 must not exceed 25 cwt. on two wheeled vehicles and 40 owt. on four-wheeled vehicles unless special permission is obtaiaed from Onkaparinga Council. Provisions of the by laws having reference to the protection of foot paths, roads, and watertables to be strictly enforced. Horsepoats to be placed at the post-offices in the district. Ranger's fee to be 3s. 6d. for one or more head of cattle belonging to each owner. Repairs to be done to hill at Hahndorf and road leading west from Wood side. Ten chains gravelling to be done on...
MUNNO PARA EAST. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
MUNNO PARA EAST. April 8. — Present — All. Tenders accepted for main roads— Repairing 2 chains near Gawler, W. Gorman, £1 17s. 6d. per chain ; top-metalling 3 chains near Gawler, W. Gorman, £2 9s. 6d. per chain ; 20 yards 2&-inch metal near Smithfield, A. Docherty, 5a. 4d, per yard ; breaking 60 yards rough stone be tween Smithfield and Little Para to 2& inch gauge, A, Docherty, 2a. 3d. per yard ; repair ing road at 'Junction,' J. Whittlesea, £6; forming and metalling 6| chains near Little Para, J. Whittlesea, £6 10a. per chain ; form ing and metalling 5 chains on Hogarth'a-road, A. Docherty, £5 9s. 6d. per chain; forming and metalling 10 chains at foot of Ihnes'a Hill, A. Docherty, £5 5b. lOd. per chain ; delivering and spreading 40 yards 2£ inch metal on InneB's Hill, A, Docherty, 5b. 3d. per yard; top metalling i\ chains near Onetree Hill, A. Docherty, £1 6s. per chain; forming and metalling 4 chains on Watson's-road, G. Taylor, £4 14s. 5d. per chain; forming half...
MUNNO PARA WEST. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
MUNNO PARA WEST. April 15.— Present— All except Or. Peek. Operations at the ford, Thompson's Creek, to stand over till dry weather. The hole near Mr. Hatcher's to be filled in. Stone to be placed on the road near Sir. Thompson's watertrough, and the worst holes on the Wal laroo road to be filled in. Various works to be done on district roads.
THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF VIC TOKIA. Another hitch has occurred in connection with tbe play in the tourney for the championship of Victoria. On the even ing of the 3rd inst. Mr. Houston, who in the Becond round had scored one game against Mr. Gray, was not present at 7 p.m., which was the hour fixed for the resumption of play. According to the rules he was entitled to 20 minutes1 grace. This allowance, however, he exceeded by a minute or two. Oa his arrival be found that Mr. Gray had entered a protest againBt his being allowed to play. The playing committee announced their decision that Mr. Honston had infringed the rules of play, They regarded his infraction of the rules as being very slight indeed; but they could not refuse to support Mr, Gray's protest without establishing a bad precedent, and therefore they felt themselves bound to award the unfinished match to Mr. Gray, The object of the tourney which is now in progress was .to discover the Victorian draughts-player who was able to b...
MORPHETT VALE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
MORPHEPT VALE. April 6.— Present— Ors. O. H. Mylea (chair), Barron, Cobbledick, and Taylor. Overseer re ported that wing wall and Borne of the pitching of Anderson's bridge bad been washed away, and that two culverts fay Trinity were broken away; he and the chairman had inspected them and stopped the traffic. Mr. Thomas Stone and others wrote calling the attention nf the council to tbe bad state of road np Sim's Hill ; overseer to inspect. Overseer to get Andersen's bridge repaired and specifications for culverts for special meeting. Receipts, ? £16 18b. Payments— General, £30 15a. 2d.; and main road?, £80.
GAMES UNDULY PROLONGED. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
GAMES UHDUIT? PROLONGED. One of the conseauences that may possibly result from the undue prolongation of the games played in the B»tker-Smiu» matcn will be a rtvUion ot the present roles for the con duct of play. A Glaegow player offers the following suggestions :— ' If draughts matches are ever to become popular, the tioue h-jait for makiDg a move must be reduced from h»e t-j one minute, allowing each player anewner minute to mske amove, but psnaiwioqnimin time thus :— If a drawn game, takes 90 minutes, cut of which time one ot the pJayers has taken up 60 11.ir.utep, the one who has only taken 30 minutes for bis moveB should be credited with eay 30 pointp, and in the event of an eqaality of drawB the one with most points should be the winner. A Bharp player would thus pet seme credit for a valuable quality of mind, viz , decision. It would, I think, be poBBible to determine how many points gained in this way would equal a win, Let your readers turn this suggestion over in their min...
MOUNT CRAWFORD. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
MOUNT CRAWFORD. April 6.— Present — All .except Gr. Kramer. Mr. E. M. Wilson appointed sanitary inspector and secretary to local board of health. Mr, P. Hynes's request to close road between Talunga boundary and section 130 granted. Various road work to be done, Tender accepted— Contract 125, on Edmond's road, A. E. Gower, £2 9s. per chain. Mr. W. G. Poppin wrote asking for repairs to his road ; to be attended to. Appeals from four ratepayers against granting lease of part of reserve to Mr. R. Ross, jun. ; clerk to reply that it would not interfere with tbe water. Sir J. Rounsevell wrote asking for lepairs to road and offering to erect naileposts from Gorrytou Park to Williamstown on former terms ; offer accepted and road to be repaired. Receipts, £12 9s. 9£d. Payments— General, £55 19s, 10d.; and main roads, £120 18s. 2d.
MINLATON. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
MINLATON. April 13. — Present — All excepting Cr. J. Ford. Yorke's Peninsula council wrote re Land Board for the Peninsula, and asking chairman to attend meeting of the various councils to be held at Maitland. Commissioner of Grown Lands wrote stating that the JettieB on Yorke's Peninsula had been pat in repair and would be forthwith proclaimed under the respective councils ; clerk to reply that coun cillors had inspected the various jetties in this district, and had found them in anything but a good etate of repair, and a statement to be forwarded to the Commissioner of the require meiits on each of the jetties. Tender accepted — Gootract No. 28, making footpaths ia Mmla ton, Jas. Whyte, £1 13s. 6d. per chain. Mr. John Cook, een,, waited upon the council asking that road between sections 16 and 17, hundred of Koalywnrtie, might be made; the overseer to inspect. Mr. G. W. Lind gtidet applied for purchase of road between 239 and 240, hundred of Ourramulka; Ors. McDonald and Parsons t...
The Young Folks. A TROUBLESOME ELF. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
%\\t loung Jfclka, A TROUBLESOME ELF. [Bi Margaret E. Sangstes ] I know a naughty little elf Who never can behave himself ; He beats his drum when grandma's cap Ib nodding for & cosy nap, And leaves his ball upon the floor For uncle James to stumble o'er. 'Twas he who tried to scratch his name Upon a painted picture- frame; 'Twas he who left the gate untied. Which brindle cow pushed open wide ; 'Twas be who nibbled Lucy's cake She took such pains to mix and bake ; And, though we blamed tbe tricky mice, Twas he who cracked its fluted ice. This little elf upset the milk ; He tangled aunty's 'broidery silk ; He went to school with muddy shoes, Though credit's very sure to lose. AgainBt his mamma's gentle wish He took the sugar from the dish ; He loBt his pen and spilled the ink ; This elf we call ' I Didn't Think.' Our house would be a nicer place If he would never ehow his face ; We hope and hope some eunny day The naughty elf will run away, For oft he makes our spirits sink —...
Original Articles. HIS EXCELLENCY LORD KINTORE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
Original Qxtidtz. HIS EXCELLENCY LORD KINIORE. On Thursday, April 11, In the Town Hall, in conformity with, the letters patent con stituting the office of Governor, and aa a necessary preliminary before entering on any of its duties, the Earl of Kiutore caused the commission appointing him Governor of South Australia to be read In the presence of the Chief Justice and of the members of the Executive Council. The oaths of allegiance, and 'for the due execution of the office ot Governor, and for the due and impartial adminis tration of justice,' were administered by the Chief Justice and taken and sub scribed by his Excellency, who thereby assumed in 'public the Important office which her Majesty has confided to him. On no former occasion has the swearing in of a Governor been attended with such eclat. The members of both Houses of the Legislature, the heads of the public service, representatives of the churches, members of municipal coun cils, naval and military officers, were Invite...
THE BASIS OF MORAL LAW. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
THE BASIS OF MORAL LAW. [By Rev. W. J. Woods, B.A.J ' And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have none other gods before Me.' — Exodus xx., 1 — 3, Longfellow has said in language aB true as it is elegant that 'Morality without religion is only a kind of dead-reckoning, in endeavor to fiad our place on a cloudy sea by measuring the dis tance we have run without any observation of the heavenly bodies.' The analogy suggests how unsure and unsafe a guide morality is eveu for the life that now is ; and for the life that is to come it is of no avail whatever. Tae merely moral man, though his morality were uu blembhed and complete, has absolutely no claim upon the kingdom of heaven ; inasinach as eternal life is the free gift of God through Christ Jesus our Lord, and the condition of its bestowal is not morality but religious faith. Our fathers, therefore, rightly preached the ia Buf...