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THE STORY OF A BONNET. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
THE STORY OP & BONNET. TO THE EDITOE. Sir-^There . being different sorts of justice dispensed in different Court Houses, I beg to give a case in point that occurred in the 3Jocal Court here this day to 'myself. . ' On the 19th October a 'bonnet was sent -to my house to see if my wife would like it, but not -suiting, it was returned inthe course of two hours, in .uie same condition -as received, witn a message to that effect, and the storekeeper told the boy to put it down, as somebody else would buy it On the 25th October the bonnet was sent back to me, the lad saying it had been booked to me and I must pay for it, which I decidedly objected to, as I did not want it, and therefore would not keep it nor pay for it. On the 8th. November, to my astonishment, a summons was left at my house for value of bonnet, 35s., and the case was heard before a Full Coxrt of Jurisdiction (the Full Court, by the-bye, i»eing the Stipendiary Magistrate), who compelled me to pay the full amount w...
MAGISTRATES WANTED AT NARRACOORTE. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
MA.GISTBATES WANTED AT 2JAB,BJ- CfOOBTB. . 'to win -JSDITOB. Sir— ^Ehe1 -want here of more J.P.'s is daily becoming of more importance. For some lime 'back we have Ijeen xeduced to a single. Magistrate— our worthy medico, who, bythe bye, TEsffdesi:trwo.in3es from, 'town, and we all know that a medical man's time is not very certain. It is no unusual thing to see the police galloping. a31 over the country, looking for a Magistrate to try some case of perhapB' several days' standing. .Situated as ire are on the border of the province, our business men are often victimised by persons who are in debted to them, for while one is looking for a J.P. to sign the warrant the debtor quietly walks into Victoria, and openly puts the law at defiance. Now, what we want is a couple of respectable persons put on the roll who are residents in the: township ; . and although we have not the tip-top Bquattociacy to offer I flare say we have -equally good men to select from. For the life of me, I cannot...
FINNISS VALE, JANUARY 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
EEtJNISS VALE, Jawa3iy 8. The Finmss Vale Band of Hope held their first festival on New Tear's Day. The tea took place in a large booth erected for the occasion in Mr. Miller's paddock, who very kindly gave the use of the ground. The weather was all that could be wished, and at midday the friends commenced to congregate ; vehicles loaded -with living freights from Norinanville, Yanka lilla, Cape Jervis, Talisker, and Glenburn put in an appearance. All seemed bent on enjoy ing themselves heartily. Some were content to pass their time in observation; others, preferring more lively recreation, resorted, to various games. including cricket, -&c. At 4 o'clock the children in connection with the Band of Hope, to the number of 50, sat down to a first-class tea gra tuitously provided for them byTULrs. G. Milltr. Subsequently the friends present partook of 1 3a. In the evenlnga public meeting was held in the district schoolroom. .. Mr. Wilshire, from Talisker, very ably filled the ch...
COONATTO, JANUARY 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
COON ATTO. Jaotaby 8. 'We up country residents think that you have now really given us something worth reading, - and for all classes and no distinctions. Every thing about here looks very well indeed, and if * 'W3 only have, rain early this spring, the North -will stand a chance of once ? more recovering. But there are many places yet where not a ves tige of feed is to be seen, especially on the Woolundunga Plains. Happily we have escaped all bush fires as yet, and hope to do so,- as it is now raining steadily and the weather is very cooL [Our correspondent's letter^n the rust in wheat shall meet with attention. — Ed.]
GUMERACHA, JANUARY 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
GUMERACHA. January 8. This -township has not been without its amusements at -this joyous season of the year, picnics, tea meetings, and lectures seeming to have been the order of ; the day. On Christmas : Day % picnic was held in Mr. Gregory's pad dock, on the 'banks of the Torrens, in connec tion with the WesleyanSabbath-schooL About 11 o'clock the children began to assemble, ac companied by their teachers and friend's. At 1 o'clock the children sai down beneath a tow of spreading gum-trees to an ample repast, pro vided by Mrs; Gregory, to which they did good justice, after which they indulged in various games, while their teachers and friends succeeded them in the attack npon the viands and beverages. ~ At -^o'clock nearly all the inhabitants of the township were present, enjoying themselves with various sports, such as cricket, croquet, la grace, &c. After the children had again been regaled with' tea and cake, all present were invited to partake of the cup that cheers bu...
LOCAL COURT—GOOLWA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8. [Before Mr. B. F. Laurie, S.M., Lieut.-Colonel Higgins, and Mr. Wm. Bowman, J.P.'s.] CRIMINAL SIDE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
LOCAL.COURT— GOOLWA, Wednesday. Januaby 8. [Before Mr. B. F. Laurie, S.M., Lieut. -Colonel Higgins, and Air. Wm. Bowman, J.P.'s.] CBtMINAL SIDE. Dbunkennesb. — Three persons were fined in the usual penalty for this offence. Bosh Fihes Act.— Police-trooper Moriarty charged — Fy&ock, sen., with smoking within prohibited distance of a wheat field without any coyer on his pipe. Fined 10s., the lowest penalty. Indecency.— Charles Aberly, on tho infor mation of Police-trooper Moriarty, pleaded guilty to this charge. Fined 20s. Dbonk andJJiotous. —Charles McGwrihy, at the instance of Police-trooper Moriarty, -. was charged with this offence. The case excited a goodjdeatof local interest, having originated at a private meeting of the Southern Racing Club at Varcoe's, where the defendant, who was Acting Secretary, tore up some minutes, and was thereupon seized upon by a powerful man, and thrust out neck-and-crop, an assault for which he retaliated by the use of missiles, and, while t...
GUICHEN BAY, JANUARY 6. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
GUICHKN BAY. Januaby 6. ''On Wednesday, the 1st day of January;, the, amalgamated picnic between the Loyal Robe Lodge and Temperance Society came off in Mr. Campbell's ^ Section, situate about three and a-half miles from Robe, and proved a great suc «ess, moxe so than . was at first anticipated. The Committee did all in their power to make the .affair a- happy meeting, and they were glad ? to see their endeavors had not been thrown to theVinds. The weather seemed to contribute to their -wishes. The day before was anything but pleasant, and.it was feared the day follow ing would be the same ; but, to the delight of all who had made up their minds to enjoy them- , stives, it proved otherwise. The day dawned with' tiie promise of fine -weather, and aj more delighted day could not be wished for; and, vrifch but a few exceptions,; the whole of the inhabitants muBtered «„ (Vi rarvT-;i- srrnvmfl iTitenfc on pleasure, i Aciicket match was played between married and siugle men, the bachelors...
POLICE COURT—PORT ADELAIDE. SATURDAY, JANUARY 4. [Before Mr. G. W. Hawkes, S.M.] DISORDERLY CONDUCT.—Joseph Brennan was [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
POLICE COURT— PORT ADELAIDE. Satubday, Jancaby 4. [Before Mr. G. W. Hawkes, S.M.] Disobdebly Conduct, -r Joseph Brennan was fined 15s. for being drunk and riotous. . Seamens Act.— Pedro Domingo, seaman of the Costa Bica, was charged with being absent without leave. Mr. Dempster for complainant; itr, Edmunds for the defendant. Captain Moullin produced the articles, whichit appeared had expired whilst the vessel was at Hongkong. Information withdrawn, the defendant to receive his wages, and to be paid expenses. Richard Wicks, chief officer of the Costa Rica, was charged *with assaulting Pedro Do mingo, and was find £2. — John Dyson, seaman of the St. Leonard's,' was charged with being absent without.leave, and was Ordered onboard. He was also charged with disobeying lawful commands. Mr. Dempster appeared for the informant, and Mr. Edmunds for the defendant. The defendant was ordered to be imprisoned till the rising of the Court. Monday, Januaby 6. [Before G. W. Hawkes, S.M.1 William M...
POLICE COURT—GAWLER. SATURDAY, JANUARY 4. [Before Messrs. R. J. Tamer. S.M., W. H. Lewis, J.P., and J. Smith. J.P.] [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
? ' : ?'-?-. ? — ;.. ? . — -7— ? ? ? : .- POLICE-COURT— GAWLER. ?? . , Satubday, Januaby 4. [Before Messrs. R. J. Turner, SiM., W. H. ' , Lewis, J.P., and J. Smith. J.P.I Ernest Niemann ? was charged by Louisa Niernann, his wife, with having co:nraitteda rape on her daughter, 'Mary Seidel (a girl of about 14 years of age), -on 27th December. Prisoner was remanded to the following Wed nesday. Wednesday, Januaby 8. ? [Before Mr. E. J. Turner, S.M.] Ernest Nietaanti was brought up on the re manded charge of rape. : Several witnesses were examined, and prisoner was committed for trial at the Supreme Court.
THE DARLING. Wilcannia, December 23. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
THE DARLING. [From the Correspondent of the Southern Argus.] Wilcannia, December 23. The Mount Murchison Station is, I regret to say, about to change hands, having been pur chased by Messrs. James Wilson and Crison (subject to approval), for the sum of £50 000. possession to be taken on- the 17th Januaryj 1868. The present owner, Ross F. Reid, Esq., wherever he goes, will always carry wi'h Viini the hearty good wishes and respect of all who ever came m contact with him, and his depar ture from among us will long be felt and re g etted, and leave a blank wbioh will not easily be filled up in Wilcannia. The water in the back country 13 rapidly drying up, and in a very short time feed will be scarce on the fron tages. The weather in his part of the world has been intensely hot litely, and in consequence there has lie n a great mortality amongst the children. Tents or wooden buildings are not the thing for hot climates ; as a proof of it, my underground cellar or dwelling is only 72 or ...
SOUTH-EASTERN DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
SOUTH-EASTERN DISTRICT. [From the Border Watch. I The late stormy weather has knocked the crops a good deal about, and in some instances Las done much damage. The earlier and heavier crops have been laid, and many who reckoned on taking off their crops with a .trip per will have .to resort to hand-reaping or leave a great deal of wheat on the ground. The late crops will be benefited by the rain, should it not develop the rust, which it is feared it may do. Just before the rough weather set in on Fri day last reaping was becoming pretty general, but the inclement weather since then has almost brought it to a standstill. The early wheat promises to turn out a splendid sample of wheat. What escaped the frost shows a fine well-filled head and plump grain. The probable yield of the district is still the subject of as conflicting opinions as ever, and there is little question the range between the worst crops and the best will be very great. The worst may turn out five bushels to the acre...
BLANCHETOWN, JANUARY 7. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
BLA3*CHETOW3iL January 7. On New Year's Day our good townspeople treated themselves to one of the old style 'quick got up picnics' (which, by-the-bye, is the most enjoyable), and by 11 o'clock a start by boats to the Willow^was effected, where on arrival they were joined by ;those preferring hor3e-flesh locomotion' to manual ditto. The: Willow beine flooded, the lagoon was crossed,. and- after safely landing, the inner mau de manded first attention. The ladies in this de partment acquitted themselves' Sn their usual siyle, everything being served. -': a la; mode.' After the removal of the cloth. a trip on the light fantastic toe ronsed every one from lethargy, and fun and merriment abounded. After the u-ual clatter of packing and splashing an hour or two of 'paddling iheir own canoes' brought all safely back, notfiing7%'ccunipg to mar the day's enjoyment. ? In the evening a: dance took place at Sort Rossiter's,' everything passing off satisfactorily. — River falling rapidly. . Weath...
COUNTRY NEWS. ALMA PLAINS, JANUARY 6. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
COUNTRY NEWS. ~ — — -? ? . ..v- - [From our Country Corresponclents.i AT.MA PLADSTS, Jamttasy 6. Besides the~^grea% bush fire that desolated such, an extent of country in the Huodredof Alma, and whichstarted on Mac Joseph Kelly's farm, there hive been four otlrsr fires on these; Plains on a smaller scale, viz., on the farms of Messrs. McKenzie, ' O'Dea, GreensMelds, and 'Watson ; but by energetic efforts alL wera sub dued without much damage being done. The continuous alanns wnien prevail on ail not wind days is enough, to make people nervous. The same mystery envelopes every case — no one knows how they ^originated. Some suppose that as numbers -of ? people have no profitable employment, in this disastrous season, they are somehow temptedjto seek excitement in work ing mischief ; but. one thing is very strange, that in every case these' fires have started at noon, ?when people nadrtetired to their houses to have dinner. It is 3M-W apparent that all our penal statutes are inoperativ...
CLARE, JANUARY 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
CLARE, Jaotaky 8. On Sunday, the. 5th inst., a serious accident occurred to a daughter of Mr. James Duggan, farmer, of Spring Gully, near Sevenliills. It appears that she caught a horse and put the bridle on, and then mounted witaout a saddle. The horse commenced playing up, and threw her with great violence on a wire fence. Some one passing by picked her up and conreyed her to Sevenhttls, where she has been lying ever since in a very- precarious state. — We have had two days' rain, and the weather has been very cold, so much so. that a top-coat was quite necessary. — I have not seen our township so dull for some time as it has been since the new year set in, but the farmers have commenced bringing in their wheat, and I expect -that will make & little more stir. I still hear of crops turning out very well in this. neighborhood, : some farmers reaping as much as .25 bushels to the acre, and a good sample. There, are some cases where the. yield will be very poor, but I still t...
BLINMAN, JANUARY 6. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
BLINMA5L JAjrtTABy % The weather here has been very hot lately, which makes travelling in the NdrtJT extremely .disagreeable to. those who are compelled to-be on the road.— Christmas and New gear's Days were spent very pleasantly here — -what with races and singing in of the New Tear we all had a jolly time of it. — On Saturday, December 8, a person named Robert Lee, a single man, who has been carting from this place, to Port Augusta for a long time, hung himself on. a tree at a place called Bunyaroo Creek. It seems lie bad at the time some barrels of ale, &c, iti-his dray, which he broached on the way up.-11 He -was cut down a few days after he committed the rash act.— The road fiom here to ihe town ship of Kanyaka is in_ a fearful state through last ?winter's heavy tains. — I have no doubt ttfe mail contractor will have a pleasant time of 'it'. -with the night mail, which commences on tlfl^ first of next ApriL ;Our mail arrived this week? on a pack-horse instead of the usu...
GOVERNMENT LAND SALE. THURSDAY, JANUARY 9. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
GOVERNMENT LAND SALE. Thursday, Januaby 9. Only one section of 77 acres, in the Hundred of Light, was sold at upset price. The rest, comprising 6,161 acres, in the Hundreds of Kooringa, Kadina, and Moonta, passed the hammer. Small attendance. COUNTBY SECTION. County Light — About 4£ miles north north-west of Freeling, and about 24 miles south-south-east of the Light Bridge, Hundred of Light. Sec. Acres. Purchaser. - Amount. 588 77 J.S. Heinrich ...£77 5' 0
GAWLER CORPORATION. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
^ GAWLER -CORPORATION. ..'. Wednesday^ Januarys. Present — Mayor, Councillors Popham, Dean, Jones, Howe, and FrankeL Messrs. Fothering ham and others wrote, asking for some screened gravel to be spread oil the. footpaths in High street. Tenders, cuttings in DaTy street, 16. Mr: O'Neil's, at 7|d. per cube yard, ac cepted. For 1.000 yards of screened gravel, to ' be delivered in the1 town ; Messrs. Parkinson, Baldock, S. Popes-, and Broderick. each for 250 yards, accepted, at Is. 9d. per cubic yard. Public Works 'Committee T reported Mr. Wag staff's tender for painting boundary posts ac cepted. Tenders for supply of three dozen galva'nized-iron buckets to be called; Inspector to sell by auction a lot of sundries connected with H.R.H. ; Prince Alfred's .visit. Town Gleik to represent to Central Road Board dan gerous state of Willastori Bridge. Notice to be given that several graves encroach on Murray street, and that unless, relatives or friends re move remains of those intened therein...
No title [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
Value of Colonial Secubities. — If the compiler of the list of the debts due from the British colonies severally, intended, by con trasting them with the t indebtedness of the States in Europe, to show the superior value of . the Colonial Government securities, it. is clear that he has omited to refer-to some points which obviously require to be taken, into con sideration. The Australian colonies are to be regarded as separate and independent States or Republics in which, universal suffrage prevails,' and many political question** are decided by the wisdom of the majority. The gold-finders col Ject about £6,000,000 yearly, and if they in vested their wealth in the colony, and became permanent residents arid taxpayers, these colo nies would rapidly become rich, and their bonds would be sound securities. . But this is not the case. The gold is sent abroad; and the diggers ? depart to China, America, Germany, or Great Britain,' to enjoy their wealth where their money will go farthest. ...
LANDS SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
LANDS SOLD BY PRIVATE CON TRACT. Return of lands (Country Sections) sold by private contract during month, of ' December, 1867 :— ' : ... ? Country Daly— Hundred Clinton. 'Sec. ' Acres. Price. : Sec Acres. Price. 420 72 £72-0'| ' . County Daly — Hundred Kadina. 23 132 132 0j . County Eyre — Hundred English. *15O 134/ 155 8 I County Flinders— Hundred Lincoln. 87 89 89 0.1 County Hindmarsh— Hundred Alexandrina. 141 11 11 0 1 142 8 £8 0 County Stanley — Hundred Stanley.' 243 123 123 0 1 364 141 141 © County Stnrt-T-Hundred TnngkiHo. - . . 376 152 152 0| 400 92 92 0 377 108 108 0 1 418 119 119 0 . 379 149 149 0 1 *Special^Lpt.
NEWS OF THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
NEWS OF THE WEEK. ? ? ♦ By tie Coorong we have files from Victoria to the 8th instant, New South Wales to the 4th instant, and Tasmania to the 7th ?instant. ? We are requested to draw attention to the prospectus of the Reedy Creek Copper Mining and Smelting Company in our busi ness columns. ? His Excellency has approved of the appointment of Dr. Ferguson as Medical Officer to the destitute poor in the district of Tung MUo. His Excellency has approved of the f ol- lowing appointments and transfer in the Police Force of the province from the date mentioned : —Mounted Police.— January 1, 1868. To be Constables — Henry Quincy Smith, William Powell, and William Terrell. Transfer— Police- constable John Nixon, from Metropolitan to mounted police. By the Northern mail we learn that the late rains had not extended far North. There had been 24 hours' light rain at Mount Remark able, but the news from the . more northern stations is of continued hot weather. The election of members to the Cen...