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Trifles of Wit and Humour. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
Crifiea dWiit at& Jfumoiu. Neither One nob the Other. — When a man receives a newspaper, and takes great delight in reading it, but neglects to pay for it, I wonder if he has a soul or a gizzard. — American Paper. ' A New Kind of Weathbb. — Ajo. old lady of the Mrs. Malaprop school, during the windy weather, observed that ike anti-nuptial gales seemed to be coming earlier .than usuaL Smart Showeb.— A traveller, lately describ ing a tropical shower, wrote to a friend in the following words :— The raindrops were ex tremely large, varying in size from a shilling to eighteenpence. The Unlimited Liabilities. — Snooks says the reason he doe3 not get married is that his house is not large enough to contain the con sequences. Filial Affection.— An Irishman, the other day at Bow-street, swearing the peace against his three sons, thus concluded : 'The only one of my children who shows me any real affection is iny youngest son, Larry ; for he never strikes me when down.' Negro Ageicolt...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
A short time beck we mentioned that Mr. A.: J. Solomon intended making several alterations and improvements in the seating apd interior decorations of the Victoria Theatre. I be scenic artists and workmen are now busily engaged at tbis work, and there is every pro bability of the theatre being opened eitberat the end of this month or the beginning of next, with an attractive novelty.
MR. JUSTICE BOOTHBY. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
MR. JUSHCE BOOTHBY. By the last mail a despatch was re ceived by His Excellency from the Secre tary of State for the Colonies, intimating that he (the Secretary of State) had re ceived a communication from Mr. Jus tice Boothby. The despatch did not state what was the purport of the com munication, but it conveyed an intima tion that Mr. Bobthby's request could not be' complied with, and that he must conform to the rules of the service, and address communications through the Go Temor-in-Chief.
KEEPING GOATS FOR MILK. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
^KEEPING GOATS FOR MILK. In ancient times large flocks of goats were kept both for meat and milk. The flesh of a young kid was highly esteemed by epicureans in the days of yore. Large use was also made of goats' Tnilir. We moderners, ior some reason or other j make but little use of this animal. Here and tnere a goat is kept as a curiosity, but rarely with practical, utilitarian objects -in' TrinTtr lA/f^ n^aamra 4-Tia4* am Ann ^v^m*?^ of the cattle plague in Britain, the keeping of goats is being resorted to more exten sively, and milch goats command high prices. Having experimented with one of these animals the pasC summer, we feel qualified to express an opinion as to then merits. The goat in. question came under our observation in June last, having been bought by a neighbor shortly after her kid was weaned. She was then giving three quarts of milk daily. Some time afterwards her owner, requiring a larger supply of milk than her ladyship could furnish, 'concluded to purchase a co...
GRAPES AT CASTLE KENNEDY. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
- ♦ ? . . ? . GRAPES AT CASTLE KENNEDY. Taking into consideration the , size of bunch, berry, and color, the grapes at Castle Kennedy are even finer in the present than in any former season. Two large bunches on a white Nice vine were, on the 18th of last month, nearly full grown, and promised to color well and mature thoroughly. The berries were then above average size, close set and compact^ without being crowded, and presented well-formed clusters, with nu merous shoulders ; these bunches were both nearly of the same size, but the one will weigh at least 2 lb. more than the other, en account of being more compact. The following are the exact measure ments of the two bunches, as taken at the fore-mentioned date : — A line run across the shoulders of the largest bunch gave about 2 feet 7£ inches. When extended across the shoulders, and down to the point, and up the opposite side in a direct line, it gave 6 feet 4 inches ; and when the line was run round the shoulders, touching only...
HUNTING NOTES FROM IRELAND. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
? ' — . ? ? ! HUNTING NOTES FROM IRELAND. It forms a universal privilege to grumble about the climate ;, nor has the lovely weather that has visited Ireland since the. departure of legitimate summer found favor with the zealous devotees of the -chase, who prefer a clouded sky, woodland vegetation reeking from the effects of a night's -rain, and other character istics of a good scenting day ; but few of these have claddened the work of a morning's cub hunting. Under such circumstances there have not been many, if any, incidents of the chase in -Ireland worm recording. Nevertheless the enthusiasm of the Irish character set at nought the little inconveniences of an iron-bound sub soil,' -unpenetrated by the usual rains, and of the special blindness of the fences this season, and unheard-of quantities of grassatillchokingup the ditches. Nor can it rest content that an^early 'November date should herald the first bevy of redcoats at tne covert site, so many packs have for some : time pas...
Sporting. SOUTHERN TASMANIAN CHAMPION RACE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
Sprbftj; ; SOUTHERN TASMANIAN GHAMPION RACE MEETING. [From the Launceston Examiner, Jan. 2.'J At Hobart Town on Tuesday evening accept ances were received for the Great Metropolitan Champion Handicap. For this event Fishhook,. Nimbfefoot, Promenade, Sour Grapes, The Swell, The Fly, and Alfred have beenscratched, leaving the race standing as follows, as far as present acceptances have been received. GBEAI MBTB0P0LITAN CHAMPION BAHDICAP,'' ' Of 500 so vs., with a sweep of 20 sovs. each added; half forfeit. 7he second horse to receive 100 sovs., and the third horse 50sovb. out of the stake. Mr. Wm. Field's b.g. Strop, 6yrs., by Panic, 7 St. 12 lbs. . Mr. E. M. Bagot's gr.m. Cowza, 5 yrs., by Fisherman, 7 st 12 lbs. Mr. T. B. Clarke's br.h. Cotherstone, 6 yrs., by Panic —Esplanade, 7 st. 9 lbs. Mr. L. L. Smith's l-.m. Lady Manners Sutton, 4 yrs., by Pitsford— Green linnet, 7 st. 8 lbs. Mr. 0. B. Fisher's br. or b.c. Little Fish, 3 yrs., by Fisherman— Cerva, 7 st. 4 lbs. Mr. John.^ Lord'...
CUSTOMS RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
CUSTOMS RETURNS. Abstract return of Oofitonas receipts for -the week ended Saturday, January 4, 1868 : — Port Adelaide — ? ? , Spirite , ... ... ...£492 7 0 Tobacco and cigars ? .179 10 0 Miscellaneous-Fixed* duties 365 2 10 Ad valorem do. ... ... 32 0 0 :.. New register ... ... 3 0 0 Outeorts— Port Caroline :;.- ... 37 18 7 ? PortMilang ... ... 14 7 0 PortGoolwa ... ...' -49-41 0 Port Victor ... ? 18 0 3 Port Augusta ... ... 48 4 5 Port Wallaroo ... .'.. 29 9 H Adelaide ? ... 439 13 1 £LJ09 9 1 Abstracb retnrn of Castoms receipts for the ., week ended, January 11, 1868 :— Port Adelaide — Spirits ... ... £1,201 14 Ditto, colonial distilled ... 35 18 0 - Tobacco and cigars ... 450 10 : 0 Miecellaneous-Fixed duties 932 9 '10 Ad valorem do ? 120 0 0 Agents' licence ... 10 0 0 Adelaide ? ... 589 16 1 £3,339 15 3
TEATREE GULLY. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
TEATREE GULLY. January 13. — Present — AIL Councillors re ported on road through Mr. Robert MeEwin's land ; no steps to be taken at present. Rev. G. EL Fair applied for improvement on Theak stone's Gully, offering £10 private subscription towards same. Tenders to be called for work ; .Councillors Harris and Daw to attend to it. Mr. T. W. Lyons to make new map of district. Balance-sheet for last half-year # received, adopted, and entered. Council nominated the following as members of the Central Road BoaTd:— A. Hallett, J.P., Wm. Everard, M.P., H. E. Bright, M.P., and R. S. Kelly, J.P. Letter from Mr. John Robertson, stating his rate was wrong. Council had no power to inter fere, assessment being confirmed by Local Court of Full Jurisdiction for hearing appeals. Cir cular from Commissioner of Crown Lands, giving notice of new Dog Act, 186'7. Circular from Commissioner of Crown Lands, ask ing for statistical returns. To he prepared. Payments made, - £36 Is. ; accounts paid, £5 16s.
TALUNGA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
TALUNGA, January 13. — Present — Messrs. Samuel Kan dell (Chairman), Jas. Phillis, W. Eglinton, W. Cornish, and B. Walker. Letter from Chair man of Destitute Board, forwarding lists of ra tions for destitute poor ; do. from Commissioner of Crown Lands, for statistical return for 1866-7 ; do. from . Commissioner of Crown Lands, in reference to payment of private medical 'practitioners ; do. from Secretary of Association of District Chairmen, stating that a meeting would be held on the 7th inst. ; do. from W. J. Brmd, in reference to North Gumeracha Cemetery. Clerk to reply. De putation waited upon the Council with refer ence to rebuilding footbridge, and making a new ford at North Gumeracha ; Clerk to meet' de putation on the 16th inst. and report next meet ing. Seven tenders for work required near Mr. F. Hannaford's— F. Hannaf ord, for £16, ac cepted. Thos. Church applied for permission to use the black timber lying on the waste lands for the. purpose of burning lime ; granted. Cler...
STRATHALBYN. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
STRATHALBTN. * January 10. — Present — Chairman, Messrs. Thomas and Hooper. Letters from Central Road and Destitute Boards and Mr. J. Billing ham. .Council nominated the following gentle men as .members of Central Road Board for en suing jear, viz. : — Messrs. Bright, Everard, Hallett. and Georee Pearce. of' Grote-street. Adelaide. W. P. Smith applied to have road, between. Sections 2608 and 2712 opened and cleared ; ? to be thrown open in one month, Clerk to give Mr. Turner notice to that .effect. More cutting to be done on Limestone' HilL Council to sit as Road Commissioners on the 24th. aneL to meet on the 18th at Christy's mill and Glenburn Hill, to see what work is required thereat. Some extra length of road to be made near Donald '^'cPhee's. All unpa:d rates to be sued for unless paid immediately. Receipts, £35 0s. lid. ; disbursements, £85 18s. 6d.
WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL PRODUCE.. Note. — The wholesale and retail price lists are corrected down to the date inscribed at the foot of each list. For daily fluctuations in the more important items (especially of wholesale) we refer to the Daily Market Report. GRAIN, &C. . Bran, Is. to. Is Id ; pollard, Is 5d. to Is 6d ; English oats, 3s to 4s; Cape do, 2s 6d to 3s ; Cape barley, 2s. 6d. to 3s. 6d. : English do, 3s_9dto4s. 6d. FABM PBQDUCE. Bacon, 7d to 8d per lb; hams, 8d; butter, fresh, 8d to 9d ; cheese, 5d to 6d per lb ; lard, 7d per lb ; onions, 7s per bag ; potatoes, 6s per bag; colonial jams — Kaspbarry, lid; all other lands, 6d to 8d ; eggs, 9d per doz. WHOLESALE MEAT MABKET. Wholesale prices of carcass meat during the week have been — beef, 20s to 253 per 100 lbs. ; sheep, whole, 2d per lb ; lambs, 8s to IO3 ; veal, od to 7dper lb ; pork, 6cL TANNEBS' GOODS. Bark, 21 ; banes, 21 10s to 3Z ; hoofs, 2? 10s ; hides, each, 7s to 14s ; shanks, per ton, 61 ; calfskins...
ADELAIDE RETAIL PRICES. FRUITS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
ADELAIDE RETAIL PRICES. FBUITS. Almonds, dried, Is per lb ; apples, 4d perlb ; lemons, 2d to 3d each ; oranges, none ; peaches, none; pears, 4d per lb; plums, 4d to 6d per quart ; strawberries, none ; cherries, 4d to 6d per lb ; apricots, 2d. to 6d per doz ; grapes, 6d per lb ; raisins, Is per lb ; Cape gooseberries, none ; loquats, none ; goose berries, 8d per .quart ; raspberries, 8d to Is per ib ; red currants, 2s per lb ; figs, 6d per doz ; tomatoes, 6d per lb. DAEBY PRODUCE. Bacon, colonial, 9d. to lOd. ; butter, fresh, lOd, to Is. ; cheese, 8d. ; lard, lOd. ; eggs, 8d to lOd per doz ; hams, lOd. ; milk, 6d. per quart ; ducks, 7s. 6d. per pair ; fowls, 5s. 6d. per couple ; geese, 8s. each ; pigeons, 2s. per pair ; rabbits, 4s. per pair ; turkeys, Is. 4d. per lb. . VEGETABLES. Artichokes, none; broad beans, Is per peck; cabbages, 3d to 6d each ; celery, 6d to 8d per stick ; cucumbers, 3d to 4d each; carrots, -3d per bunch ; garlic, 8d per lb ; French beans, 4d to 6d per lb ; hor...
IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION. Return of passengers inwards and outwards at Port Adelaide, during the week ended Satur day, January 11, 1867 : — Inwaeds.— Male adults, 57; female adults, 28 ; male children, 10 ; female children, 6. ' Outwabds.— Wale adults, 28 ; female adults, 14; male children, 3 ; female children, 7.
INTERCOLONIAL COMMERCIAL. VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
INTERCOLONIAL COMMERCIAL. VIOTOEIA. n?rom our own Correspondent.! When I last wrote you, breadstuffs were hardly so lively, although holders were firm in their demands at the quotations given. ' Since' then the market has fluctuated a little, but has again settled down to a steady firmness^ with a fair enquiry for trade purposes. Quotations are much the same as last week's, say £15 10s. to £16 for Victorian, £19 in bond for Adelaide best brands, and about £14 for Tasmanian. The news from England has had no effect on this market, and indeed is hardly likely to have any, as the prices obtainable on the spot are too high to induce any ? shipments at present. Wheat is in better enquiry, ^arnl 6s. 6d. to 6a. 9dL has been paid for ' it, but the transac tions have not been large, there being, after all, but a small quantity offering.: News has been Teceivedbythe mail of the sale of a parcel of Tas mauianflour, ex Blackwall, at 54s. 6d. per 280 lbs., and ex the same ship some Tasmanian whea...
MOUNT BARKER. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
MOUNT BARKER. January] I3.r-Present- Messrs. Bell (Chair man), Dunn, Hannaf ord, and Paterson. Messrs. Bollen & Paltridge to prepare the necessary documents ' i or the proper conveying to the Council all new roads that have been opened up, and to set- the same coofirmed by the Go vernor. Tenders accepted — Stonework for bridge on Mount-road and woodwork of same, Mr. Jas. Pearce's, excavating, 2s. per cubic yard; masonry, 7s. per cubic yard-; woodwork, £20. Messrs. A. HaUett, J-P., W, Everard, M;P.,H. E. Bright, M.P., and R. S. Kelly, J P., were -nominated to Central Road Board. The Overseer to repair road leading from Mr, Bennett's to Mr. Alexander's, where pointed out by Mr. Hannaf ord. Received, a letter from Nairne District Council, to the «ffect that they intended to repair ford across Mount Barker Creek, near Mr, Tenaing'p, the proposed ex pense, about £3, to he borne jointly by the two districts. Council consented to pay half the cost. Resolved, that two persons from t...
KAPUNDA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
KAPTTNDA. January 9. — Special meeting: held at the Schoolroom, Allendale. Presenfr-r-Mr. W. Jeffs (Chairman) and CouncilloraJHazel and Winde 4-ank. Minutes of last meeting read and con firmed. Prior and Samson's claim to stand over .until Council have advice from solicitor. Clerk reported having examined crossing at Hawker's Creek, also some dangerous stumps on the Stockport-road ; to be attended to when th* Council are in funds. Received and read a letter from solicitor relative to adoption of raie ai meeting oi ratepayen., wjluuu 110 touw ders illegal on account of there not being any of the Council there to propose the rate. Resolved, that the Council make a rate of one shilling in the pound on the assessment for the current yea_r.: Received circulars from Central Road Board, requesting Council to nominate four per sons for the Central Road Board for this year ; Messrs. Robert Rankine, William ' Jeff s, James White, and fienry Kelly were nominated. Re ceived letter trow Mr.^Oldh...
HINDMARSH. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 18 January 1868
HINDMARSH. January 13. —Present— All, but Mr. G. Shearing. Tenders accepted— Messrs; Thorn and Harrison's, road metal from Mitcham quarry, at 4s. lljd. per yard ; McQuillan's for limestone delivered on old Port-road, at 4s. 5d, Messrs. Playford, jun;, and H. Warren recom mended, as members of Central Road Board. Balance-sheet, as audited, laid before Council, signed by the Chairman, snd directed to be pub lished. Tenterden-road affair brought on again ; Council unanimously refused offer to leave it to arbitration ; Clerk to inform the party all ex penses must be paid, and fence put in fine with old one. Clerk to make enquiries as to getting best and cheapest metal for Findon-road. Sub scription to District Chairmen's Association to be paid.