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ARITHMETICAL QUERIES, PUZZLES, &C. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
ARITHMETICAL QUERIES, PUZZLES, &c. Owing to the election meetings and other occasions of special demand on our columns, we have not been able to publish the queries, &c, in the whole of our issues, and therefore have this week fewer answers. BY F. J. G. (Clare). A wheel of a car turns round 4,400 times in a distance of 10 miles, what is its diameter ? The above is very simple, and we have correct answers (varying only a small fraction according to the process of calculation) from F. J. G., j. noinasina, xa. woons, kj. ocuruuer, jiipiia, T. R. S., Kooringa Youngster, Davs (Water vale), Orthos, Stephen Daly, W. F. C, Guliel mus, F. J. G., Gawlerite, Old Salt, Schoolboy, and E. W. H. It is not necessary to give more than one solution, and we take that of our cor respondent last mentioned, E. W. H. : — The number of feet in 10 miles = 52,800, therefore if we divide this number by 4,400, the number of times the wheel goes round, we get the circumferenceof the wheel equal ...
Trifles of Wit and Humor. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
Criffo of W$A anb |jriroii. — - — ? — Judy knows a man so hard up that he even sleeps on tick. : An unknown historic hero— Cantharides, who has always made the Spanish fly. Why iB the letter D like a drunkard's life? Because it always ends bad. Advice to parties in doubt whether to buy or hire a house— of two evils choose the leased. When:' did the ancient Greeks find it profit able to plough the ocean? In the days of Oe crops. ' Each. -moment makes thee dearer,' as the parsimonious stranger said to his extravagant wife. The man who was arrested for stealing away was discharged, the evidence having been in definite. .It is a- popular delusion to believe that powder on a' lady's face has the same effect as in the pan of a musket — assists her to go off. A well-known Judge, once sitting in banco, interrupted the interminably long speech of a Q.C. upon a very dry subject with the following inuendo : — 'If you think you will send me to sleep, like my three learned friends beside me, you...
ADELAIDE CORPORATION. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
ADELAIDE CORPORATION. WEDNESDAt, APBH, 8. Present — His Worship the Mayor, Councillors Bundey, . Bartels, Hill, Simms, Pulsford, Wright, Winter, the Town Clerk, and the City Surveyor. PUBLIC WORKS BHPOBT. The report of the Public Works Committee was read as follows :— ' Licensed Horse Bazaars.— Your Committee have considered the question as to allowing sales of unbrokem horses to continue at the licensed bazaars, and have had the attendance of Messrs. Chambers, Forinby, Ferguson, and Lockyer thereon. Your Committee gave in Bnuui/iouB iur iiiv finance irummitrwe no oe in formed that the opinion your Committee has arrived : *.t after duly considering the whole subject is that the bazaars should not be in terfered with in the matter of unbroken horses during the currency of the present licences. 'Cattle Market.— Sales of Cattle.— Your Committee have considered the application of Messrs. Gordon & Thompson for the exclu sive use of the yards on Wednesdays for the sales of cattle ...
CUTTING DOWN TIMBER TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
CUTTING DOWN TIMBER. TO THE EDETOB. Sir— Your leader on the subject of the Vic. torian forests and the value of timber induces me to call attention to our own pernicious legis lation with regard to our scrub lands. It must have occurred to many other minds besides my own at the time the Scrub Lands Act was passed that the consequences of it would prove ruinous to the country. In the face of the well authenticated theory that the destruction of timber leads to a diminution of rainfall, we pass an Act of Parliament offering a premium to persons to destroy our valuable reserves of timber, giving them the land for a merely no minal rent on express condition that they spoil the country. Just look at the effect of a man taking a block of land in the Murray or Barrabee scrub under the Act; what does he do ? Twenty-five acres out of his block of five hundred must be grubb»d in the first year or his claim forfeited. Self-interest suggests that the remainder be utilised, grass must be made to...
GLANVILLE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
GLANVTLLE. April 6. — Present— The Chairman, Messrs. DesLandes and HilL The Works Committee reported that the contract for facing five chains of the embankment was completed and passed. The Chairman reported that he, had, with the consent of the Works Committee, agreed with the previous contractors to do five chains, or more, of embankment extending north from that portion which is completed, subject to the con ditions, of the last contract, for the sum of £3 10a. per chain. Resolved, that the Works Committee have the drains cleared in Hart and Connor streets, and to get the road repaired near Captain Douglas's residence. Clerk to write to Poundkeeper respecting reports of cattle impounded, and to get a District Councils Act, with all the amendments. Payments, £10 7s. 6d.
ENCOUNTER BAY. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
ENCOUNTER BAY. April 6. — Present — AIL Minutes of former meeting not confirmed, Minute No. 101 being in dispute; Clerk to obtain legal opinion on the same. Applications from Mr. William Turner and Richard Hall for privilege to remove earth from waste lands; licence granted. Clerk to write to Surveyor and urge completion of road to Hindmarsh Tiers. The Clerk reported re ceipt of £2 from Government, advance to desti tute persons ; also £1 9s. 2d. from Local Court, costs returned. Payments ordered, £26 5*. 8d.
MEETING AT THEBARTON. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
MEETING AT THEBARTON. A meeting of the electors of West Torrens was held at the Wheatsheaf. Inn, Thebarton, oh Monday evening, April 6. There was a large a'.ten lance, about 50 persons being j-re- sfent, and Mr. Collins was voted to preside. The Chairman opened the proceedings by bespeaking a fair hearing for all the speakers, and then called upon Mr. Bean to address the m eting . Mr. G. T. Bean, in commencing, remarked that he thought his opinions were pretty well known to them, but he supposed it was neces sary for him to explain his views on the most important political questions of the day. The first question was immigration, and he believed illair urmil.t 'all arrwkA vmf4.li li.w* 4.1*a4. «j- *»*._ lime it was stopped. (Hear, hear.) During the two years that immigration was stopped their population increased just as rapidly, and that was an argument against it, A new Land Bill was required. They should have a system under which they fhould give deferred payments and compulsory ...
MEETING AT NORWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
MEETING AT NORWOOD. A meeting of the electors of East Torrens was held at the Town Hall, Norwood, on -nday evening, April 3, for tha purpose of learing Mr. George Pearce, a new candidate for the representation of the district in the next Parliament. ' The Hall was crowded, bout 250 persons being present, and Mr. W. H. Charnock was voted to the chair. . The Chaibman opened the meeting by read ng the advertisement, and remarked that he had known Mr. Pearce for some time. He was an honest and respectable man, and a man of independent means, and those were the m»n they required. (Hear, hear.) He then called niiur1 « candiaate to address the meeting. Mr. Geo. PeabCB, on rising, was received wiih oud applause. He commenced by stating the reasons which had induced him . to come for ward. Some persons had said they wanted a choice of candidates — (hear, hear) — and having time at his disposal, he thought he might as well come forward. The present was an event ful period in the history of th...
NEWS OF THE WEEK [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
NEWS OF THE WEEK ♦- ? Me Vertelli, the celebrated tight-rope walker, has arrived from Melbourne, and will shortly give an entertainment. By the Aldinga, which arrived on Fri day morning, our intercolonial files are extended to the following dates : — Victoria, 7th inst. ; New South Wales, 4th inst. ; Tasmania, 1st inst. ; and Queensland, 28th ult. On Thursday evening Mrs. Meather, landlady of the Cross Keys, while in the act of going into tne cellar, nad. one ol ner angers fear fully bruised by the cellar door falling on her hand. Dr. Butler was immediately sent for, and fear was then entertained that amputation would be necessary. The challenge -which Mr. Alfred, ol Penfield, has given to trot Mr. Star's Gipsy, of the Onetree Hill, has been accepted by Mr. Thomas Brady. The match is to come off near Smithfield on next Friday, and will be a most .exciting one, as the two mares have repeatedly beaten each other on previous occasions. On Thursday afternoon a man named Thomas Smith was...
THE COMING ELECTIONS. MEETING AT HINDMARSH. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
THE COMING ELECTIONS. MEETING AT HINDMARSH.. A meeting of the electors of the district of West Tcrrens, was held at the District Hall, Hindmarsh, on Friday evening, Apiil 3. There was an exceedingly large attendance, the large room being densely crowded, and the chair was occupied by Mr. Lee, who, in commencing the proceedings, alluded to the importance of return iDg suitable men as their representatives, and bespoke a fair hearing for each speaker. He then called upon the Hon. H. B. T. Strangways, but not being present, he did not respond to the invitation. An Elector— Was Mr. Strangways invited? The Chatbhan— He was. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Pickering -then rose amidst loud ap plause. He said he had been induced to come forward again for several reasons. He had been requested to stand by several persons. He had plenty of time at his command, and he knew what' the wants of the colony were. (Hear, hear.) He did not regret any vote he had given since he had represented them. This was an imp...
WALLAROO. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
WALLAROO. From the Wallaroo Times of the 8th instant.] Eton has again fallen abundantly. For the - -* past two or three days we have had a succession, of showers. The ground is saturated to the depth of several inches, and the grass is spring ing up rapidly. The country in some places ia already beginning to look beautifully green, and in the course of a few days will be clad in verdure. Emus are very plentiful this season on Green's Plains^ and near the Hummocks they are frequently to be seen ia. flocks.
MEAT PRESERVING. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
MEAT PBESER VTNG. TO THE EDITOE. Sir — I am happy to say since my last letter on the above subject I have received a few con tributions from squatters towards the proposed fund for experimenting on a large scak. The cheques vary from £2 to £10. If a few more who I know are well disposed towards the scheme would follow the example, we should soon be able to make a commencement. I observe by the report of the Commissioners at the Patis Exhibition that Victoria and New South Wales obtained medals for preserved meat and extract of meat. This fact should give an additional stimulus to South Australian squatters to move in the matter. The heavy nun commencing so eariy in me season promises well for the feed, and the lambing, I hear, in some districts at least, is very good indeed. These things all tend to show the importance of taking prompt action, so as to have thirgs ready for vigorous operations at an early date. As I said before, I am in possession of im portant information in refere...
OUR QUARREL WITH AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
OUR QUARREL WITH: AMERICA. People will not unnaturally be anxious to know what will be the next act in the great ' Alabama ' drama. Will England make further concessions to American demands ; will America hark back a little and accept what England offers, or, if both powers have attained the ultimatum of diplomacy, will America (as the re jected claimant) declare war; or will both powers, naturally exhausted by the weari some controversy, let the dispute drop ? We fear that, for a time, the last supposi tion mav Drove to be correct, and we fear it, because to allow such a hidden volcano to lie under our very feet, whilst a possi bility exists of at once quenching its smouldering fires, would be in the highest degree dangerous and impolitic. We need not remind our readers of the exploits of the famous Confederate pri vateer Alabama, fitted up in a British port, and thence cruising in all waters where the ships of the Northerners were to be met with. Nor need we detail particulars as ...
BRIGHTON. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
BRIGHTON. April 7. — Present- Councillors Crozier (in the chair), Crews, and Johnson. Overseer reported completion of the drain upon the Glen Osmond road, aud progress of various contracts on hand, which was satisfactory, llesolve 1, that beam', as extra supports, be let in under the roadway of the Oakland Bridge ; also, that wheel-guards be laid upon the roadway of the Marion and Sturt Bridges. Messrs. Weeks and Hornsby applied for permission to deepen the drains upon the road opposite their properties. Granted, on condition that the work is c irried out under supervision of overseer. Clerk was instructed to proceed with making a valuation and assessment of the district for the year com mencing July, 1868. Payments, £12 10s.
BREMER. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
BEEMER. April 4. — All present. Chairman reported the Council had resolved to discontinue the work through Watson Park. Letter received from Mr. Ashwin relative to Milang-road; Chairman to attend. Document signed for Crown Lands Office relative to registration, of dogs. The Banger sent in his account £10 12s., which was referred back to him for a c'e irer statement. Mr. Lawson attended and offered the Council a loan, but his offer was respectfully declined. Wakefield and Aworth were allowed 304. as compensationforlossof contract through Watson Park. Great inconvenience having arisen from the Government no 5 having paid over the grant-in-aid due last January, the Chairman was deputed to wait upon the Com missioner of Crown Londs to ascertain the cause of the delay. Slaughtering licence granted to Messrs. T. Adamson, E. Steer, and J. Borrett.
DISTRICT COUNCILS. BELVIDERE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
DISTRICT COUNCILS. * BELVIDERjB. .'?' April 6. — Present — All, except Councillor O'Loughlin. Two rations for three months granted Mrs. Murphy. Orders for exchange of roads with Messrs. Shannon and Weuke pre pared and duly signed. Letter from Mr. J. H. Angas, refusing to make any further promises relative to the Water Reserve, Section 134. Tenders varying from £6* to £30 received for making ford at Baker's Flat. Martin McCarthy's accepted, for £6 ; Peter McCarthy's tender for erecting 45 chains of new fence, &t3s.8d\ per rod, accepted ; W. Hill's tender accepted for removing old fence for £4, and for making a ford over the Li«ht, at Section 10$, for £8. Receipts, nil ; payments, £32.
COUNTRY NEWS. ALDINGA, April 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
cowmizt $dEw& ? . — ♦- — [Froni our Country Cbrresbondents.l aldinga, Apbil 8. yThe usual, quarterly . meeting of the Aldinga Cricket Club was held a few- evenings back, when it 'was fally anticipated a challenge would !?:.'? have been received by the Club from the Nor ;?:-..??- wood team, but, owing to some blunder, there '?--'? ?--;; toeing *wo cricket clubs at Aldinga — the ?-'_'? Aldinga' and 'Souths'— it was aacertainsd : that the letter containing the challenge had -?'?; '_£.-, fceen sent by the Captain of the Norwood team 'r+%T*o the 'Souths' Club, and that the game was : '-V /to taka place between them at the Horseshoe on Easter Monday, where there wfll doubtless be a : ' ? goodly master of the noble game's patrons, anxious to see the willow handled by so re , . ; pawned a dub as the Norwood and Kent Town. — At the iakt monthly Committee meeting of the Aldinga Institute it was decided to again invite the Bey. John Gardner, of Adelaide, to give ub nis mucn-admiFed lec...
FENIANISM. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
FENIANISM. The prisoners Burke, Casey, and Mul lany, charged with treason-felony, were committed just at the departure of the last maSl by Sir Thomas Henry, from the Bow-street Police-Court, for trial at the Spring Assizes at Warwick, on the charge of treason-felony, the offence having been committed at Birmingham. On a subse quent day, Mr. Coleridge, Q;C, and other counsel for. the prisoners, applied to tne VJourc or queens xrencn, unaer what is 'called PalmerV Act, to remove the trial Aom Warwick to London.' The AttorneyvGeneral did not resist the appli cation, and after consideration, the Court consented, only requiring that the indict ment should first be found, and found at Warwick. So rests the ease :as to -the' charge of treason-felony against these prisoners. , ? -,- The prisoners charged with the murder of the persons whoperished by the Cler kenwell ep^losion have been again placed in the ?Sock at Bow-street. ; Instead of nine in the dock, only eight could be counted. One o...
GENERAL SUMMARY. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 April 1868
GENERAL SUMMARY. Advices from London by mail are to February 3rd. . ' . A tremendous gale passed over England on the night of the 1st inst._ In this city and in Liverpool houses were unroofed and chimneys blown down. Many people were strtick by falling objects, several of whom were seriously injured, and others Mlled outright. ?-. ? : . Although wool has not advanced, yet if rftfATftTiee be nuide to the trade reborfcs. it -will be ionnd that, as yet, there is very little coming forward for the next public sales, while the Yorkshire marfcefe for woollen goods have become sufficiently animated ntp. create an expectation of an improved demand. The reports from the Continent speak more favorably of the amount7 of sales both of wool and of woollen- goods. Prices are low, It is true; but they seem to be at the lowest, and in proportion as consumers regain confidence in the maintenance . of peace they will increase their orders, and so prices will naturally recover. .'\