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GUN COTTON. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

GUN COTTOK [From the Pall Mall Gazette.] The recent explosion of gun cotton at Stowmarket has given rise to some con troversy as to the exact point at which that substance explodes. The shooting season having begun, this is a matter of special importance, and it may be well that we should state specifically what the exploding point of the substance really is. But, first, we must be understood as speaking only of chemical gun cotton, made with the best acid and pure cellu lose. Of the lowest types of gun cotton^ of impure fibre, unscientifically treated, or imperfectly acted upon by nitric and sulphuric acids, there are infinite varie ties ; and all sorts of incorrect conclu sions have been based- upon experi ments made with gun cotton falling short, in a greater or less degree, of absolute chemical purity. Of the behavior of gun cotton of this description, when sub mitted to 'various artificial temperatures, we have an elaborated and trustworthy account in this year's Bakerian lectu...

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THE COMMON SCHOOL SYSTEM. IN THE UNITED STATES. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

THE COMMON SCHOOL SYSTEM. IN THE UNITED STATES. In 1855. the Schools Enquiry Commis sion asked the Rev. J. Fraser, M.A., Chancellor of the Diocese of Salisbury, io go to the United States and Canada for them and stay there for six months, enquiring into the common school system ; its cost, its extent, and its character. The Scotch Commission, hearing that Mr. Fraser had consented, begged him to report -also to them, and, in a thick Blue book of 435 pages, we have the result of the investigation. Premising that it is scarcely possible to strike an average, Mr. Fraser' ventures to put the cost of the education of a . child in the common schools of all grades in eleven of the .prin cipal cities of the Union at about £2 3s. 6d. yearly. The percentage of attendance and truancy is quite as high as in our 'own schools, and but a small proportion of the number of children nominally educated under the common school system receive the complete education which _ that system con templates. But ...

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VICTORIA. Melbourne, December 27. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

VICTORIA. [From our Melbourne Correspondent.! Melbourne niwniiwr 97 Soon after my letttr was dispatched on Tuas day morning the full Court delivered judgment in the great political caseof Alcock v. Fergie. This, as I have before explained, was a suit instituted by certain parties, and pleaded and demurred to in such a way as to elicit from the Court a decision upon the legality or otherwise ot tne judgments ootained against tne Crown under the Crown Remedies Act, the ma chinery of which has, for some time past, been used by the Government; for carrying on the business of the country, paying the civil servants, contractors, and others, and in. effect, dispensing with Parliament alto gether. The Assembly (or rat -bee the Ministe rial majority in it) has affected a great deal of indiguatior at the conduct of the Council in their 'unconstitutionally' refusing to vote £20,000 to Lady Darling at the dictum of the Assembly ; but strange to say, they have shown no concern at all at the vast...

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YATALA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

YATALA. Df ceinber 30. — Present — Messrs. Turner [Chairman), Ryan, Walsh, and Reid. Letter from Mr. Taylor, tendering resignation of office of poundkeeper at Dry Creek ; to be considered next meeting. Memorial signed by about 50 ratepayers, requesting the Chairman to call meeting of ratepayers to take into consideration the desirableness of adopting a lower rate, ..the memorialists feeling certain that the present rate would bz felt oppressive by the greater number of the ratepayers under the pressure of the present bad harvest, and that the greater number will be unable to mv the same, givine dissatisfaction to the few who may be able to pay, and causing much difficulty in collection. Pablic meeting to be called for 13 th January, and for the information of the meeting lawyer's o.'inion to be taken whether Council can legally S3t aside the rate recently made and make another, or whether they might collect at pre sent sixpence of the shilling rate, leaving the other sixpence to be ...

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YANKALILLA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

YANKALILLA. December 28. — Present — All but Mr. Harvey. Letter from Mr. George Pearce, offering himself as candidate for Central Road Board. Letter from Mr. James Poole, tendering resignation as teacher of Wissanger- School. Three applica tions for office of teacher of Wissanger School ; to stand over till next meeting. Tenders ac cepted — A. Annes's, at £5 4s. building culvert, and 5s. Id. per lineal yard, for cutting, fcrming, and metalling road near Mr. Tiller's ; A. Ryles's, building bridge near Mr. Metcalf 's, at £79 15s. Deputation waited upon Council, desiring Council to sign memorial to Central Road Board requesting Board to complete line of road from Yankalilla to Port Victor. ; Council declined to sign, in consequence of statements made in memorial which Council do not agree with. December 30.— Meeting of Ratepayers to Adopt a Rate. — Mr. Butterworth in the chair. The Chairman opened the meeting at 10 o'clock, and stated several needful works which the Council intended ca...

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STEPNEY. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

STEPNEY. December 20.— Present — Councillors Cotton, Hienemann, Goss. and Broad. The Pound keeper was required to state his intentions respecting the Pound. The Clerk's security was presented from the Adelaide Life and Gua rantee Company. Tenders were received for laying five chains of gravel in Marsden, and 300 yards of gravel in *he Glynde-road, when Thos. Medhn's offer for the first, and Mr. W. E. Jury and B. Turner's for the other, were accepted. N. Trudgeon, jun., Hackney, was sworn in as constable. Tenders to be called for 100 yard of road, metal for Stepney. Rents received, £54 Is. ; payments, £8 Is.

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A GHOST STORY. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

A GHOST STORY. Tney had a dance at Southcote that night, to console Jane Hall for having a large red nose, or for parting with her sister Olivia, I forget which. At any rate, the dance they had ; and Dr. Hook, not conceiving a ballroom the right place for a dignified ecclesiastic, at half-past eleven retired upon his bedroom, whither Mrs. Hook (who was delicate and over-tired) had some time preceded him. How long he had been in bed before sleep overcame him he never exactly knew ; but when he awoke the distant sounds of music and the patter of the dancers' feet had ceased, the whole house was hushed and still, the bedroom fire was burning brightly, and by its light Dr. Hook perceived that a lady was sitting upon the low couch at the foot of his bed. The doctor rubbed his eyes in some amazement ; he had asked no one to share the conjugal Ute-d Mfe, and he fejj rather bored than other wise by the visitor. However, there was no doubt about the matter ; a lady was sitting upon his couch...

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Trifles of Wit and Humor. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

Cities of Uti sift J|umajH', Begulab ' Loafers.'— Bakers. Wanted to Know.— If needle-women pay Sewer's -rates? What is better than a promising young man ? A paying one. Advice to unmarried ladies with independent resources— Husband them. When is an actor a good friend to another actor? — When he takes Ms part. Why is a king who can't talk like his domi nions? — Because Tie is a king dumb. Sporting Item. — Voung ladies conversing with one another may be said to be deers — . talking. Diggory says he always respects old age, ex cept when some one tricks him with a pair of tough chickens. : ?:..... Somebody says a -wife should be like roast lamb— tender and nicely dressed. A bachelor adds, 'And without any sauce.' - A crusty old bachelor says that Adam's wife was called Ere because, when she appeared, man's day of happiness was drawing to a close. A writer called at a printer's and accused the compositor ptJwfcJtaving puuctuated.his poem, ; when the typo earnestly replied, 'I'm not a po...

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THE FARMER'S HARVEST SONG. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

THE FARMER'S HARVEST SONG. The rosy morn with gleesome smile Co aies o'er the eastern hill ; The calm lake gleams a sheet of gold, And sparkles every rill ; The crystal dew-drops, flashing bright, Hang glittering on each spray ; The feathered choirs with tuneful throats Now greet the opening day. : . Then hurrahi hurrah ! for the farmer'* life, There's none so happy as he, ? As he drives a-neld with his good stout team '- To turn the fallow lea. %5 vv% ''' Up/up, apid meet' the blushing taorhj''?? V-'- ?llir. With £eart«lMjgat and gay; -;.-~^~. . Away to tbe fields of waving com, j*i 'Or meads of flagrant hay ; ?v Thereapers scome wtfh shout and sofig, ;?: . The flashing Made to wield, And soon in shining swathe is laid 'The harvest's golden yield. Then hurrah ! hurrah ! for the fanner's life ; There's none so hapi-y as he, As he gathers the golden harvest in, Or turns the fallow lea. Though his cheek is brown with summer sob, ^__ * Or winter's pelting storm, T~ Though his hand is h...

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MANUFACTURE OF CHAMPAGNE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

MANUFACTURE OF CHAMPAGNE. The following account of the manufac ture of champagne is taken from a work recently published in America by Mr. Tomes, late United States Consul at Rheims:— THE CHAMPAGNE GRAPE. The' grape from which the vin mousseux, or what we know as champagne, is made is grown chiefly in the vineyards of Verzenay, Bouzy, Mareuil sur Ay, Vizy, Hautvillers, Epernay, Pierry, Cramant, Avize, Mesnil, and Vertus. The grape, contrary to what is generally supposed, is chiefly a red or black one, though the champagne wine, as we all know, which it produces is of a light amber color. The white grape is also cultivated, chiefly at Cramant, but much less abundantly than the red or black. Each place produces a wine with quali ties peculiar to itself. The wines of the mountain are said to have more body than those of the river. There are still nicer distinctions, which only a skilled taster can appreciate ; but that they exist cstn hardly be doubted, for no champagne wine unless it ...

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ON THE PURCHASE OF A HORSE [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

ON THE PURCHASE OF A HORSE. We presume that a gentleman wajts a horse The first question, he. must put to -himself is, ' What uses do I want this animal for? Do I want him lor a hunter, a hack, a trapper, or a carriage torse?' We will presume that he wants a hunter : ** size ' is the first thing to be observed ; there is no greater folly in the world than buying a horse not big enough for his work. ' Bather be ©verhorsed than unaer horsed' is an exceedingly practical and whole some motto. There are many records of ponies and little horses accomplishing wonders^-of carrying heavy weights to hounds, of their getting over ' pounding ' fences, and of always being 'there or thereabouts ;' but these may . be safely put down as exceptions to the rule. The question of height having been satisfac torily settled, the next requirement is, that the animal should be long and low. Where the length should exist we shall hereafter detail; bnt the word 'low' more particu larly is applied to the desi...

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Sporting. ACCIDENTS IN THE STABLE, ON THE ROAD, AND IN THE FIELD. FISTULOUS WITHERS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

jSgorbnjf* ACCIDElifTS IN THE STABLE, ON THE ROAD, AND IN THE FIELD. FISTULOUS WITHERS. A badly fitting saddle, instead of pressing upon the back, may in a similar manner hurt the withers, and cajue swelling with pain, and possibly the formation of an abscess, the matter of which does not immediately escape, but but rows under the fibrous membrane covering the muscles of this part, and so forms 'the numerous channels or sinuses which distinguish the disease known as nstulous withers- — a con dition analogous to the WGi*3e forms of ' sore back,' but, if possible, even more difficult to deal with. Fistulous withers do not imme diately follow from, pressure upon, the $art from the crutch of the saddle ; there are the osud preliminary stages of the disease. At first the injury' may amount to no more than a slight bruise, either upon the top of the most promi nent spiiious processes, which by their varying length give the. contour', to the withers; or on either side, if the rider's 'weig...

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LOVE'S FLOWER-GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

LOVE'S FLOWER-GARDEN. Xplantedagaxden.for.you, Love — ., A garden deep down in my heart ;. Wild wishes I scattered and true love, With tear-drops that bud when we part ; And I never was weary of sowing Heart- whispers, with tendrils to cling ; And I sat down and longed for the blowing, And sigh'd for the kisses of Spring, She came, and our knees bent before her,' . - 'My flow'rets -leapt up from tbeirrbed,'. When she summon'd them forth to adore her For the blue of her hyacinth head ; And I cried to sweet Summer to linger. When she shone with her glories untold ; Tour lips were rose-touch'd with her finger, Your tresses regilt with her gold; ? : Sad Autumn came stealthily creeping, . ? With its ruin of sunset and pain; And the love'which had bldssbm'd lay sleeping. Or stooped with the weight of the rain. Redleaves fell in sorrow around us, And under the «ar was the blight ? The fire-of the roses which bound us Died out in the dark of the night. 0 pitiless Winter and cruel, . ?:?.-.-...

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THE OTHER WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

j ' THE OTHER WORLD. ? BT MRS. HABBIET BEECHBB 8T0WE. It lies around us like a cloud, - ?:'?; AworldweicannotBee; : ; Yet the sweet dosing of an eye May bring us thera to be. ; ; Its gentle breezes 'fan our cheek j ' . -. Amid our worldly'caros, Its gentle voices whisper lovo, - And jningle with -»urprayers? Sweet hearts around us throb and beat, Sweet helping hands are sfirredj And palpitates the veil between With breathings almost heard. - The silence, awful, Bweet, and calm, They have no power to break ; For mortal words are not for them To utter or partake. ; . SVthin, so soft, so sweet they glide, . So near to press they seem, They lull us gently to our rest, They melt into our dream. And in the husk of rest they bring, - 'Tis easy now to see ? :- How- lovely, and how sweet a pass The hour of death may be^ : To close the eye, and close the eai1, -Wrapped in a trance of bliss, . And, gently drawn in loving arms, To swoon to that— Tron/this— Scarce knowing if we wake or sleep, Sc...

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A CHAT ON CHEESE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

A CHAT ON CHEESE. Those who have been educated to be lieve, or taken the Idea into their heads without being educated at all, that cheese is an unwholesome diet, are much in error. It is likely enourfr that a surfeit on cheese will* sometimes kill,. or come uncomfortably near it. So will beef -a-Ia- mode, oysters, orv chicken pot-pie. But eaten regularly and in moderation at every ineal, cheese is not only a whole some' diet as a promoter of digestion, but at 25 cents per pound even is more economical than meat. This has been satisfactorily proved by experiment and chemical analysis of the two . materials, but more satisfactorily by the experience and every-day practice of the mechanic and field laborer in England, Scotland, and Wales, and among the same, classes in Holland and Belgium. ?* Bread, cheese, and beer constitute the dinner of the artisan, mechanic, and ordinary laborer ihr all these countries, Cheese, bread, and beer make the break fasts of themselves and families ; and ...

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Agriculture and Horticultural THE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

^jricttltal arrir fi0ri mMti THE FARM. Air Old Harvest HoME.-r-Little Gon versation wmJd prevail, duriug supper. Eating is too serious a matter on such oc casions to bear divided. attention ; but as the' last helping of pudding was given (half, of which , was usually packed in- a basket wider the table for the children at home, hali eaten at leisure), a buzz -of talk would begin. This was preliminaiy to Betting in to pipes and beer ; thfe pipes^. however, were not lighted until the fojcjn had been gone through enquiring whether the mistress objeeted to tobacco. A de precating nod having replied f ? No, w with more courtesy than truth, we were speedily all enveloped in clouds of smoke] Then came the toasts and speeches; The Queen disposed of , the squire and his lady were toasted. .Thanks were returned by the former in- a- speech both grave and gay, winding up with a retro spect of the farming operations of the year. The clergyman's health was then drunk and acknowledged. We young on...

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LEATHER SPLITTING. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

LEATHER SPLITTING. [Piopt fe Co. j in La Halle aux CuirsA . In the commerce of leather in France, we apply the word crust to that part of the leather which is nearest thefiesh, and which is separated from the other portion, of the skin bearing the hair. The strength for resistance in a tightly stretched skin is entirely in the portion nearest the flesh, the fibre, as we approach the upper or grain side, gradually becoming looser, and the force to resist stretching gradually -3iTni-niRfoT\g in. such a manner that it' is always here that, the breaks or cracks in leather always begin to manifest them selves with the slightest increase of the usual sixain.'. If, then, the grain of such leather be removed, the force of resis tance and the expansion of the balance will be much mere even, -and the whole will be better balanced, as it were; the grain will no longer be present to mark by cracks and fissures where the excess of strain began to operate. Before the, genius of inventors was dire...

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WAR PREPARATIONS—THE NEW CANNON. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

WAR PREPARATIONS— THE NEW CANNOK With respect to the new cannon, of which so much has been said, a Toulouse paper has the following in a letter from Paris : — 'The trial of the new small cannon, tne most terrible arm yet invented, con tinues at Meudon. None know their mechanism, except the artillery officers who direct the. experiments. Cannon, carriages, and ammunition are brought in leather valises, and the trials take place behind a screen of planks. All that can be known is that at 2,540 metres ,th.6se arms send a perfect hail of balls against a. target twametr&s high and one broad. At that distance the balis pierce an iron plate two ceatimetres thick. Each cannon can fire twenty shots in a minute, and two men suffice for the transport of the arm, the carriage, the ammunition, &c. Lately these guns were . tried against a clump of trees at 1,500 metres (nearly an English mile). The trees were mowed down in a few minutes, like a corn field by a steam mowing-maehine...

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OAKLANDS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 4 January 1868

OAKLANDS. A correspondent sen *s us the folio wing : — On New Year's Day several private picnic parties were h-.ld at OaWlai-ds, Sturt, th- residence of the Hon. John Crazier, M L.C.-, whthad kiudly thrown open his beautiful park for the recrea tion and eni ivment of tbo^e w io -desired to go there. During the day the Hon. Mr. Crozie1. visited the parties, and by Ms kind endeavors thoroughly succeeded in making theui air enjoy themselves. In the afternoon a most liberal hamper of champagne was presented by the kind proprietor, and the health of ^he Hon. Mr. Crozier and fa,uiily-'was drunk with three cheers and one cheer more. The_ hoii. gentle man replied in feeling terms, wishing his guests many .returns of such delightful reunions, and expressing a hope that next time there might be twenty times the number present. The day, which was enjoyably spent in dancing, cricket, recitations, singing, &c, was brought to a close by the National Anthem being sung. The re turn home was...

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