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THE PARNELL COMMISSION. LONDON, April 13. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
THE PARNELL COMMIS SION. m fFtom onr own Correspondent. 1 London, April 13. Sir Charles Russell on Friday brought his speech before the Parnell Commission to a close, his peroration being remark ably effective, and the whole effort bril liant. He stated that so far from the Parnellites having anything to answer for, they, the accused, had become the ac cusers. Sir James Hannan, the president of the commission, subsequently wrote to Sir CharleB RuBsell, congratulating him upon his deliverance, which he considered a great speech, worthy of a great occasion. The proceedings stand adjourned till April 30. London, April 15. Sir Richard Webster, the counsel for the Times, was received at a meeting of prominent members of the English bar on Saturday with enthusiasm, assurance being thus afforded that his condacb of the case against the Parnellites Is nob regarded as reflecting discredit upon him, professionally or otherwise.
THE BROKEN HILL PROPRETARY MINE, BLOCK 11. Broken Hill, April 14. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
THE BROKEN HILL PROPRErARY MIKE, BLOCK 11. [By our own Reporter.] Broken HilL Atml 14. Among the numerous valuable discoveries .; that have been made in connection with tha + development of the wonderful Broken Hill :i lode there have been very few of a more im portant charaoter than the opening up of an immense body of rioh ore on Block 1L th« most eonthem portion of the blacks held by the Broken Hill Proprietary Company. & none of the properties segregated, from tha parent claim has a body of ore yet been nut with that will favorably cbmnara either in quality or quantity with the exceUent maw A of silver and lead bearing- matenaTtbat nas ^ been brought into view by the operations con- ^B ducted under the superintendence of Meson. Patton and Harper on Block 11. For several weeks past a great quantity of ore haa been raised daily from this part of tha property, trucked along the extension of the Silverton tramline and put through the Pro prietary smelters, and it is this stu...
THE IMPERIAL BUDGET. LONDON, April 16. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
THE IMPERIAL BUDGET. [From our own Correspondent.! London. April 16. In the House of Commons laat night the Bight Hon. G. J. Goschen, Chancellor of the Exchequer, presented the annual Budget. The expenditure amounted to £85,500,000, and the revenue to £88,500,000. Every department of revenue has shown an increase, but the revenue from drink has not risen In pro portion to the Increase of population. This is notably the case in respect to spirits and heavy wines. In presenting the estimates for the coming year the Chancellor of the Exchequer said he expected a deficit of .£2,000,000 would result from the addi tional expenditure already proposed, on naval defences. This would be met by increases in the death duties and in the tax on beef.
THE CENTRAL MINE. Broken Hill, April 13. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
THE CENTRAL MINE. ^ [By Tekwnwh.l Broken HUL April 13. Opening sets of timber have been pot in «t the SOO-feet level at the Central mine. Tim beting the shaft has been completed, and tha cage now goes to the bottom level. Driving for good ore$saok into by the winze from the 2tOfeet level will now soon be commenced. Driving is also being continued towards block 1L where such a splendid body of ore has been revealed. The sinking of winzes is suspended owing to the presence of water, bnt the seuta shaft is being continued, and now at 53 test below the 200 feet level a favorable change hu come in, the formation having become softer. A The stuff carries phosphate of lead, regarded as a most promising feature. Experts who have viBited the mine state there is a splendid make of ore at Block 11 at no great diatanos from the Central boundary,- and that as the lode has a southern pitch the same ore should be obtained in the latter mine,
Mining Intelligence. THE NORTH MINE. Broken Hill, April 12. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
Jgining fatdiigence. THEl NORTH MINE. IB» ff3fc-«aph.l ... . ? KFov'en H.1U, April iz. . I visited the North miner fc- **y and learned that the hanging wall at the «*??'«* level had »t leegth been disclosed. The' fwdth ofthe lode is quite 27 feet, and driving on* the course southward is to be oommenoed forth »?*B. Tiw galena obtained in this part of the mitt? i& °* very good quality. The lode in the south drivi?** the 2C0 feet level maintains its average ap pearance. This drive ia now in 216 feet front the south Bbaft, going towards the British Blocks. Toe daily dispatch of ore to the oon centr&f ing works is being kept up. Some very beautiful and rich stuff baa been obtained in the Btopes during tbe last few days, and is now in the manager's office. It consists of heavy malleable copper, carbonate of lead, and native silver.
MEETINGS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
MEETINGS. An extraordinary meeting of theMid-Moonta Consolidated Company was held at the Uni versal JBuildingB on Monday afternoon to conj eider the advisability of winding up the com pany, Mr. A. 5. Clark presiding over a fair attendance of shareholders. The Chairman stated that the directors regretted the cause which had led them to call the meeting. The money possessed by the company was some what limited, and when the collapse in the copper market was announced, the directors considered it their duty to view the position of the mine. At that time they were liable for wages and expenses to the extent of £500, and the balance of calls was not quite so much as that. It was .true they could have made other calif; but on communicating with the larger shareholders, they found that they were disinclined to continue paying them in consequence of the fall in copper, and the large amount of money that would be necessary to carry the mine to a successful issue. The total outlay, including ...
MANAGERS' REPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
MANAGERS' REPORTS. [To ensure the insertion ol reports, w-h'ch should be fciief and pointed, the copy should tie legibly written on one side of the paper only, and bear the signature o( the mining manager or secretary of the company. Letterpress copy cannot be accepted.] Broken Hill Jukction S.M. Co , April 11.—' No change in lode, SCO level, since last report ; neither wall Ebowing ; will cut across to ascertain width.' Koetu Beokbs Hill 8M. Co., April 6.— -'Main shaft— 300-leet crosscut is in 83 feet from shaft ; distance in lode, 27 feet, the last 6 feet In clean galena ; water a shade easier. 200-feet level— The north crosscut is in 34 feet ; distance for week, 8 feet ; country much better. South drive extended 15 feet 6 inches ; distance from crosscut, 206 feet. Lode looking well and turning out nice ore Nineteen trucks, containing; about 100 toriB, forwarded Dry Creek. The carbonate slope keepb good and turns out the usual quantity of average ore.* North shaft — Crosscut is in...
THE COPPER MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
THE COPPER MARKET, [From our own Correspondent.] London, April 13. The Mason and Barry Copper Company, which works a large mine In Portugal, are suing the Sosiete Auxlliaire des Metaux (better known as the Paris Copper Syndi cate) to compel them to fulfil their con tract with the company, under which the syndicate agreed to pay about £70 a ton for coDner raised bv them until the end of 1889. The conference of representatives of the principal American and Spanish copper mines and the Paris Copper, Syndicate is still sitting, having failed as yet to come to a settlement in regard to the extenb to which the output of copper should be limited. It Is said that it will be Impos sible to restrict the production of copper in such a way as to enable any combina tion to permanently maintain a high value for the metal. The price of Chill bars is £38. Good merchantable brands, Including Australian copper, are quoted at £44 5s.
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
MISCELLANEOUS. There are on view at Mr. D. M. Tweedie's office, Queen's Chambers, a number of speci mens of copper ore brought from a property owned by a syndicate about 35 miles north-east of Beltana. Mr. T. F. Whitford, who has just returned from the property, Btates that there are a number of lodes all bearing rich grade copper 'ore. On Saturday afternoon a party of about 20 gentlemen visited the Coromandel Valley silver and copper claims, to work which a syn dicate ib now being floated by Messrs. Ballantyne & Smith. A pleasant drive of a little more than an hour's duration in Mr. Boase's drag brought the party to the mine, which is situated about half a mile to the north-east of the township of Coromandel Valley. The property is owned by Mr. Joseph Turner, who has farmed the adjoining land for 40 years. The mine was leased by a party of Adelaide gentlemen and worked for copper about 16 years ago, but after 10 tons of ore had been dispatched to England operations were sus...
THE TRUST FUNDS BILL. LONDON, April 11. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
THE TRUST FUNDS BILL. [From our own Correspondent,] London, April 11. The Agents-General, at the suggestion of Sir Graham Berry, conferred to-day on the position of the colonies In relation to the Bill now before Parliament autho rising the investment of British trust funds in colonial stock. Sir Graham Berry proposed that the Agents-General- unite In endorsing '.the address of the Federal Council on the subject, thUB showing that the council correctly Interpreted ttie opinion of the colonial Governments. From this proposition SlrJ Saul Samuel, Agent-General for New South Wales, dis sented, refusing to recognise the action of a body which was not fully representative of the Australasian colonies. He proposed that the Agents General should jointly address Lord Knnt&ford, avoiding refe rence io the Federal Council, The motion ?was adopted. Sir Charles Mills, K.C.M.U., Agent General for the Cape of Good Hope, pro posed that the colonial legislatures should be asked to pass a un...
WRECK IN MID-OCEAN. LONDON, April 14. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
WRECK IN MID-OCEAN. [From one own Cowesnondent.l London, April 14. An emigrant ship containing a large contingent of Danish emigrants, bound for South America, became a total wreck In the Atlantic. The vessel was abandoned as a derelict, the crew and passengers taking to the boats. The boats separated, and a passing vessel picked up one. The other passengers, comprising 600 Danish emigrants, are missing, and it is feared are loBt.
BOULANGISM IN FRANCE. LONDON, April 14. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
BOULANGISM IN FRANCE. [From onr own CaEiespondent.l London, April 14. The French Senate are sitting in the capacity of a court to consider the ques tion of the indictment of General Bou langer, Count Dillon, and M. Henri Roehefort, on charges of sedition. The subject has been remitted to a special com mittee to report whether there are sum dent grounds for a prosecution. Jjondon, April xo. The French Senate having passed the Bill providing for the trial of General Boulanger and his accomplices on charges of conspiracy, the prosecution will be pro ceeded with at once. It has been agreed that the trial shall take place before a committee of the Senate, and a belief prevails that the evidence will chiefly relate to attempts to corrupt the army. It Is expected that the committee will furnish their report on the charges within a month.
THE TASMANIAN LOAN. LONDON, April 13. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
THE TASMANIAN LOAN; (From onr own Correspondent.] London, April 13. : The protest raised by the directors of the Tasmanian Main Line Railway against the loan placed on the London market by the Tasmanian Government is based on the misappropriation of previous loans. Ihe loan is considered to be imperilled by this protest, and the financiers depre cate the minimum fixed, namely, £97, as being too high. Mr. F. N. Braddon, the Tasmanian Agent-General, in a letter to the Times states that he is preparing for publication a statement proving that) the protest is groundless. London, April 10, 2 25 p.m. The tenders for the new Tasmanian loan of £1,000,000, bearing interest at 3£ per cent., and the minimum of which was fixed at £97, were opened, at the office of the Agent-General for Tasmania (the Hon. G. N. C. Braddon) to-day. It was found that the loan has been an entire success, the amount required being about doubly subscribed. The total amount subscribed was £2,200,009, the average being...
THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LOAN. London, April 16. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LOAN. ? i [From onr own Correspondent.] Lohdon, April 1G. Various rumors are afloat on 'Change regarding the actual facts of the placing of the unallotted balance of the recent South Australian loan at par. It isreportod that the placing at par is merely nominal, and that the South Australian Govern ment have been compelled to give a concession to the brokers equal to ^ Per cent. Sir Arthur Blyth, the Agent-General for Sontb. Australia, haB been interviewed on the matter, but hi Is very reticent, and declines to give detail?,
TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
TO THE EDITOB. Sir — The thanks of the community are due to you as editor of the leading journal of South Australia for your wise and temperate article in Saturday's Advertiser on Mr. Dillon and Irish affairs; also to your correspondent, ' ' Unionist,' for his able and truthful exposures of various mis-statements on the same subject. His letters contrast strongly with Mr. Berens's letter of to-day. But for Mr. Dillon s attempt to raise money by misrepresentation, for the purpose of further ' making all government in Ireland impossible,' I would not have turned up the following, which will, I am sure, interest the nine-tenths of our population who do not believe in the Land League and its ways. It is undeniable that agrarian crimes were few and far between until meetings con vened in the interest of the league began to be frequent in Ireland. Then crimes became frequent in nearly- exact proportion as those meetings were more or less frequent, and were more or less violent, according ...
COLONIAL TELEGRAMS. VICTORIA. Melbourne, April 12. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
COLONIAL TELEGRAMS. VICTORIA. I From one own Oorreanondeot.l Melbourne. April 12. The complete schedule of Messrs. Bunting 4 Wright, accountants, was filed to-day. The liabilities are £384,724, and the assets £448,947, showing a sur plus of £64,223. The name of Mr. G. Mills, merchant, of William-street, has been forged to two bills, one for £145 and the other for £320. The latter bill was discounted by the Australian Finance Company, but the former on being presented to Mr. David Henry, a money lender, for discount, was referred to Mr. Mills, and the forgery made apparent. Both bills were presented by Rehman, an estate agent now In Ade laide. A pigeon-shooting match between L. Clarke and J. C. Smith, 50 birds, for £100 a side, took place to-dayat Brighton. The former won, killing 46 birds to Mr. Smith's 42. Great uneasiness is felt In mining circles In Maryborough at the reporb that the Duke Gold Mining Company, Timor, would probably have to suspend opera tions If the 14,000 shares ...
THE PORT AUGUSTA SHOOTING CASE. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 20 April 1889
THE FORT AUGUSTA SHOOTING CASE. TO thb XDTTOB. Sir— If the Rev. M. Wood Green has not contracted the habit of carrying a shooting iron in his breeches pocket, as many do in the United States, hia mind baB surely been con taminated by what he saw during his recent travels in the States, or he would never advo oate such sanguinary measures as he does in your issue of the 8th inst. I have heard of a rev. gentleman in the Southern States who, hearing of improper proposals being made to bis sister, rode loo miles on Horse back and shot his man 'on Bight.' This American custom of the use of the revolver agrees witb that of the Spaniards, Portuguese, fee., who substitute the stiletto or knife for the more noisy weapon, and argue that the use of the knife in assassination equalises matters, aB the man who has been wronged should not be called upon to ran any farther risk as in a duel. Is this the custom Mr. Green would like to see established here in South Australia 2 Or would the rev, gent...