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MISCELLANEOUS EXTRACTS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
MISCELLANEOUS EXTRACTS. Srtf&oLAB Incident in a North Co'uhtbt CHURCH. — An incident which distracted the attention of the congregation from devotional exercises for some time occurred in a Highland parish church. During the singing of the first psalm a lamb strayed into the church, and, ascending the gallery stairs, muxle its way to the front pew, where it excited considerable astonishment by rising on its quarters, placing its fore feet on the desk, and coolly surveying the congiegation. A lady sitting ni'ar deter mined to exr-el the intruder, and seizins: the lamb in her arms, proceeded to the door, the congregation meanwhile watching the proceed ing with breathless interest. Going downstairs, however, the hitherto amiable lamb began to resist the forcible termination to its devotions, and succeeded in bringing both tbe old lady and itself to the bottom of the stair in a manner more rapid than graceful. The lamb, finding itself free, once more made its way into the galler...
MUDLA WIRRA NORTH. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
MUDLA WIRRA NORTH. January 6. — Present — ALL Mr. Morris ten dered resignation as teacher of Ashwell school. Received two applications for vacant master ship ; Mr. Holder's accepted. Chairman re ported that by- invitation a deputation had waited on South JVIudla Wirra Council to ar range respecting division of districts. Mr. Kelley applied to be allowed to place a slip panel on road ; granted until wanted by public to be left- open. Mr. R. Marshall appointed Registrar of Dogs. Received .circular from Central Road Board, requesting Council to no minate four members. Mr. Richardson's tender accepted to prepare requisite maps of district at £6 6s.
MUNNO PARA WEST. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
MUNNO PARA WEST. January 6. — Present — ALL ? Tenders — Metal- ling about four chains road nf ar Smith's creek, M. O. Dea's accented at £5 5s. per chain ; for ming and metalling three chains on Gawler West-road, Jas. Knott's accepted at £6 5s. per chain ; providing and delivering 30 cubic yards 2^-inch hard metal, Thos. Ward's accepted at 6s. per cubic yard. The. clerk to writs to Dr. Fisher, Salisbury, with reference to attendance on destitute. Messrs. £L E. Bright, M.P., W. Everard, M.P., A. Hallett, J.P., anc B. S. Kelly, J.P., were nominated by Council as members of Central Road Board for year 18b8. Payments, £22 3s. 6d.
SHOCKING OUTRAGE IN THE BLACK COUNTRY. A MAN BURNING HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTERS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
SHOCKING OUTRAGE IN THE BLACK COUNTRY. A MAN BURNING HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTERS. * Oh Saturday a man named Thomas Robson, a laborer, living at Harborne, near Birmingham^ was brought before the West Bromwich magistrates on the serious charge of attempting to destroy his wife and two daughters by burning them. The prisoner, with his wife and two daughters, all slept |n one room, in which there were two beds, and on Sun day night they had all retired to rest, with the exception of the father, who did not come home until midnight. Having been served with some supper by his wife, who got out of bed for the purpose, he again left the house, and did not re turn till about 2 o'clock. He called out to have some more supper, -but ? no one answering him he became very irritable, lighted a candle, and said that he would destroy them all. He then went up stairs into the bedroom, and deliberately set fire to the counterpane of the bed on which his wife was- lying. The poor woman succeeded in extingui...
MITCHAM. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
MITCHAM. January 6. — Present — Messrs. Easther (Chair man), Mitchell, Howard, and Shepley. Tenders accepted : — About 40 chains forming and metal ling, Goodwood-road, W. Pound, at £3 18s. per chain ; 300 yards 2|-inch metal, Fullarton-road, G. Scott & Co., 5s. 5d. per yard ; 50 yards 3-inch metal, Brownhill Creek-road, J. Eayner, 3s. 10d. per yard ; 15 chains forming and metal ling, Brownhill Creek-road, W. Pound, £3 per chain ; 50 yards 2^ -inch gravel, near Whistler's Bridge, J. Slatfcery, 2s. 5|d. per yard ; 200 yards 2£-inch gravel, Tinning's-road, J. Collins, jun., 3s. 3d. per yard ; 300 yards 2 J -inch metal, Goodwood-road, J. Collins, jun., 4s. lid. per yard ; 200 yards i^-inch metal, Glen Osmond and Bay-road. W. Pound, 5s. per yard. Pay ments, £103 17s. 5M. ; receipts, £56 4s. 6d.
NEW SOUTH WALES. SCENE IN THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
NEW SOUTH WALES. SCENE IN THE LEGISLATIVE AS SEMBLY OF NEW SOUTH WALES. The following is the report which the Sydney Morning Herald gives of a dis graceful scene which took place in the Legislative Assembly there on the 12th December : — Mr. Forster, on the part of the Opposition,' was objecting to go on with the Estimates until the Treasurer had shown that the finances were in a proper state. This fuller statement, he said, was all that, the Opposition desired, but what was the answer of hon. gentlemen opposite ? 'You desire to put out the Govern ment ; we refuse to do so, and in order that we may not do so, we neglect to do our duty.' Thus had responsible government been reduced to a mere personal element. Mr. Martin — A personal Opposition. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Forster — The hon. member said ' a per sonal Opposition. ' Mr. Martin — Hear, hear. Mr. Forster — How does the hon. 'member blow the motive which actuates the Opposi tion? Mr. Martin — The whole country knows it. Mr. Forster ...
MOUNT CRAWFORD. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
MOT7NT CRAWFORD. December 23. — Present — Messrs. E. M. Wilson (in the chair), Harris, Hill, and Semple. Mr. Francis reported that several occupiers were not destroying Scotch thistles,; to be des troyed at the occupiers' expense. Stationman attended and reported different works. To attend to the ford at South Para, near lind field. Received letter and plan from Mr. G. Warren for road through Section 991. Mr. Eva attended, relative to getting quarterly timber licenses; to be considered at a future meeting. Mr. James Williams wrote and attended -relative to sale of wheat store, Williamstown ; not entertained. Payments, £18 5s.
MACCLESFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
MACCLESFIELD. January 6. — Present — Chairman, Messrs. H. Marker, J. Homer, and M. P. Dennody. Mr. Dermody excused himself for non-attendance, business having delayed him unexpectedly at Wallaroo. Explanation satisfactory. Letter from Education Board, signifying approval of appointment of Mr. James Poole as teacher, vic& Mr. H. Allport, resigned. Dr. Herbert to be asked to be medical attendant on destitute. Mr. B. Albert granted leave to erect slip-panel on road near to new pound. Mr. S. Robinson tendered resignation as poundkeeper. Accepted ; Mr. T. H. Allen appointed in his stead. Old pound to be gazetted closed, and new one opened. School repairs to be proceeded with previous to Mr. J. Poole's arrival. Temporary relief to be granted to Mrs. P. Francis, and ap plication made for rations.
BAROSSA WEST. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
BAROSSA WEST. - January 6. — Present — Messrs. Bevilaqua (Chairman), Martin, Johns, Eva, and Bischoff. Clerk to write Government relative to grant in aid of rate, Mr. Kneil attended relative to his contract at Kingsford ; to be examined. Mr. Heingus attended for an order to get a cripple named Kiel into the Hospital ; Chairman wrote an order. Hours for burning stubble were fixed. Rate defaulters to be summoned. Receipts, £6; payments, £10.
ECHUNGA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
ECHUNGA. January 6. — Present— AIL but Mr. Weise. Mr. A. Jose waited on Council, and stated Hahndorf Pound yards were finished, and he was willing to make any alteration required. Mr. -Ludwig Stark waited, on Council, and offered to become poundkeeper. Clerk to eazette accordinsrlv. Council to examine road at - back - of Mr. Nie wand's premises. Mr. Atwell reported bridge near Mr. Edwards's resi dence finished, and that he had expended £1 in removing stumps and filling holes with stone. Approved, and balance due to be paid. The Chairman reported having agreed with Mr. T. Leonard to repair boundary road at' Meadows, for £4. Mr.' Jonathan Sanders having left the district, a discussion took place about calling a meeting of ratepayers to appoint another Auditor. Clerk to request Mr. Sanders to fix as early a day as possible for auditing accounts. Receipts, £1L Payments, £16.
MYPONGA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
MYPONGA. « January 4. — Present —Messrs. E. E. Hewett, Richard Pavy, and Robt. Rowley. Mr. John Heathcoate made an application* for sectional roads between Sections 423 and 424, 430 and 431, 433 and 432, 451 and 448, and the road that runs parallel with the main road bounding Sections 431, 432, 448, and 449, in lieu of a road already feiven. through 421. 422. 423. an- 424, severed from the Myponga district. De ferred until next meeting. Received Lorn Central Board of Mala Roads, .a circular re questing Council to transmit the names of four persons as members of the Central Road Board. Mr. Cameron made a complaint 'that sheep and cattle were running in the district, without paying a licence. .Clerk to proceed at once against any one running sheep or cattle with out a licence. ' Council agreed that the com pensation to be allowed to Mr. 0. T. Hewett for alteration of roads near the jetty, -be settled by arbitration. Mr. Samuel Inglis to be arbitrator oa behalf of the Council. Mr. Came...
ARCHITECTURAL IMPROVEMENTS DURING 1867. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
Xi'i93ft0!t^5-'?-^-'A''ry'?.TC~''-' ~ ' '?''' ?'??' '''? ' ' - . ???' ' ' ' ' AfiGraHEOlinftAliiaiPROVKMENTS ?^.3^:io^.,*i^;j«8t :it:-liaB been our ;i|^i^l^^;4hcooiuii-;^'^. various awftiteetnrsl Improvements which have ljieeb-bom^ !]Keeeding year. In accordance with this Mriom, there$oi% we now^y before our t^mal^ and jprtenii^ OTln|Hcogre88diiriiigl667. PCTBLXC BUH.DIHG8. The building which takes the first tank amount the public buildings now in pro fam is the new General Pout-Office to be cseoted at the corner of Sing William atreet and Victoria-square. The walls axe bow about 5 feet hi^i from the ground, and the whole of the plan of the proposed building-can be seen. The freestone ap pears to be of a very superior description to any yet used in our public buildings, and the works appear likely to do credit to all concerned. It is well known to our leaders that the original design has been somewhat curtailed of its intended pro portions. The clerks' residence on the western part ...
NOARLUNGA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
NOARLUNGA. January 6. — Present— Messrs. P. Bell (in the chair), P. Lumb, G. Yates, and G. Radford. Clerk reported rates received in December, £18 13s. ; dog fees for 1867, £22 8s. Definition of Dog Act Districts received from. Crown Lands Office. Circular from Central Road Board, as to nomination of members for ensuing year ; deferred till next meeting. Tenders to be called for repairing Port Noarlunga Bridge. Accounts passed for payment, £42 Is. 2d.
NEW ZEALAND. Wellington, December 16, 1867. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
NEW ZEALAND. [From our own Correspondent..]1 Wellinaton. December 16. 186T. As intimated in my last, Sir George Grey has left Wellington, and is at present in the Pro vince of Auckland ; but no demonstration beyond the presentation of addresses by the inhabitants of this province, by the ministers of jthe ^various denominations, and by the seve ral Societies of Freemasons, Oddfellows, and Foresters, marked the event, as His Excellency embarked in the quietest; manner possible on board the Colonial Government steamer Sturt, oa the 29th ult., and arrived at the Rawau on the 3rd instant. Mr. Fitzherbert, the Colonial Treasurer, has also taken his departure from our shores, and is now speeding homeward in tTe good steamer Rakaia ; but whether his visit ? o the mother country will be of benefit to this colony, my previous letters will have shown you is a matter of great doubt. Before leaving some of his friends desired to entertain him at dinner, and had they done so, simply out of good ...
NAIRNE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
NAIRNE. January 6. — Present— All but Councillor linger. He having failed to attend three conse cutive meetings his seat was declared vacant. Clerk to issue usual notices for election of successor. Letter from R. A. Montgomery as to state of ford in Hair's paddock. Councillor Horsell reported having attended to it. Letter from Mr. Turton as to deviation in Section 1812. Clerk to explain that Council proposed to purchase the small piece severed by new road lately opened, not that cut off by proposed road. Council signed, petition for establishment of a Savings Bank agency at Nairne. Glerk to take what further steps may be necessary. Surveyor reported Contract 153 progressing satisfactorily. Road through Cutting's sections, to await his attendance on Council. Receipts, £16 -16s. Council being without funds all payments were deferred.
VICTORIA. January 3, 1868. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
VICTORIA. [From our Melbourne Correspondent.! January 3, 1868. We here in Melbourne have had the- satisfac- tion of personally wishing a ' ' Happy New Year' to more of your representative men than we usually see together in our city, and some of them, it appears, found themselves in Mel bourne without intending it. We can sym pathise with the people of Mount Gambier in their disappointment on finding that the gale had rendered it impossible for some of the Ade laide 'gentlemen who were to have been present at their little demonstration yesterday to land from the Aldinga ; but we are not sorry for an accident which brought us, even for a few days, the sunny society of such travellers. On Mon day morning it was positively startling to walk down Collins-street and meet at every half dozen paces an Adelaide face or^rwo, and when they were all clustered together about the Ex change one might have almost fancied oneself in King William-street: The Aldinga arrived on Sunday, and I understa...
CURIOSITIES OF JUSTICE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
CURIOSITIES OF JUSTICE. There seems to have been two kind of criminals who .formerly refused to plead to their indictments — the one men of property, who by suffering death by pressure, instead of by hanging, preserved their landed estate to their- children or heirs, which, would not have been the case had they pleaded and been found guilty by. the Jury. . The other class were ignorant, determined men, who foolishly imagined that by obstinately refusing to plead, they should eventually escape the punishment due to their offences. When no argument could induce a man to plead, the judgment of the law was read over to him as he stood at the Bar. : It was thus worded : — ' That the prisoner shall be sent to the prison whence he came, and put into a mean room, stopped from the light, and shall there be laid on the bare ground, without any litter, straw, or other covering. . . He shall lie upon his back, his head shall be covered, and his feet shall be bare. One of his arms shall be drawn...
SHOCKING CRIME IN RUSSIA. A FATHER SACRIFICING HIS SON. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
SHOCKING CRIME IN RUSSIA. A FATHER SACRIFICING HIS SON. The Invalide Musse, of a recent date, records a case of a peculiarly horrible character, which has just been heard before the criminal tribunal of Vladimir. A man named Kursin, a member of a numerous and fanatical Russian sect called the. sect of the Saviour, lately killed Ms own son, and offered hi™ as a sacrifice to God. The narrative in the Russian journal is as follows : — 'The doctrine of this sect consists in an absolute negation of all earthly pro perty. An adherent possesses nothing whatever, and according to his notions everything around Tiim is evil personified. Such ideas naturally prompt these un happy men to acts of frightfqj despair. They believe it is necessary to constantly implore the mercy of the Saviour by every means, for it . is he alone who can save them. The accused person, who was twenty-seven years of age, killed his son, a little boy of seven, in the conviction that the act would be agreeable to the Sa...
ORIGIN OF CIVILIZATION. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 11 January 1868
ORIGIN OF CIVILIZATION. At a recent meeting of the British Association Sir John Lubbock read a paper on the ' Origin of Civilization and the early condition of man.' Sir John said— Many writers have considered that man was first a mere savage, and that our history has' on the whole been a steady progress towards civilization, though *at times, and sometimes for centuries, the race has been stationary, or even has re trograded. Other^ authors of no less eminence have taken a diametrically op posite ^iew. According to th*ra man was from the commencement pretty mucn what lie is at present— if possible, even more ignorant of the arts and sciences 'than now, but with mental qualities jaot inferior . to . out own. Savages they consider to j-e the degene rate descendants of far superior ancestors. Of the, xiecent rBnpporterjS of this theory,, the late Anshb^op rpf Publin- was among the most ;' eminent, -:-? Having briefly considered the arguments brought .forward by ^-rohbishop ' Whateley,...