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PIANOFORTE PLAYERS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 18 June 1869
PIANOFORTE PLAYERS. (By a Yankee in the Slusical World ) It is a great mistake to suppose that pianoforte playing consists in the know ledge of music and in the dexterous manipulation of the fingers and wrists. There are some people who seem to play all over the moment they seat them selves before the instrument. Their bodies, from the roots of their hair to the extreme joints of their toes, all con tribute to the performance. To watch such persons playing you would naturally conclude that the pianoforte is the most exacting of instruments. And so it may be, perhaps ; though to our minds we frankly confess that the trombone appears to us more exacting. For if it does not require the feet-like the piano, it demands the breath; and though it suffers you the privilege of assuming any attitude you will-you must sit to play the. piano-it compels into apparently torturing animation whatever latent vitality your face may happen to" possess. But why a person j should think it requisite to p...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 18 June 1869
HE "NORTHERN ARGUS' GENERAL PRINTING OFFICE, The Proprietors of the "Northern Argus*' have great pleasure in announcing that their Jobbing Plant having arrived, they are now prepared to execute all kinds of JOB PRINTING in first-class style, and on the most reasonable terms. Billheads, Posters, Circulars, Ocrt-notes, Pamphlets, &c, Ac., executed on the shortest notice. The NOBTHSBV ABOUS, which has a large and increasing circulation, is printed and published every Friday morning. The scale of charges is as follows Subscriptions. For i quarter, prepaid £0 2 0 For the half-year, do 0 4 0 Per annum, do... ... ... 0 8 0 Single copy 002: JAdvbbtisekbnts. Per inch-First 4 insertions (eaob)£0 3 0 Every subsequent do... 0 2 6 Per Line-One line £0 0 6 Two do 0 10 Ihree do _ ... 0X4 Every additional line 0 0 4 All orders should be legibly written on the back of advertisements, and where no order is given, will be inserted until countermanded or out of date. Prepayment is requested fro...
POLICE COURT—CLARE. (Before E. B. Glesson, Erq., S.M.) TUESDAY, JUNE 1[?]. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 18 June 1869
POLICE COURT-CLARE,.; ~... (Before E. B. Git MOD, Kfcq., &M.) TUESDAY, J mm 16. - James Adams, hawker, was con victed of illegally having in hit dr&f spirits for sale, at Boorboorowie, and was fined 10s and costs. The draV, horses, spirits, &lt;fcc., were ordered to be forfeited accoraing to law. Wkdvksday, Juirx 16. Mrs. Catherine Wiemann was fined 20s and costs for assaulting Elisabeth Kfign on the public road, at Emu Flat. A charge made by Catherine Wie mann against Elizabeth Ktign, for abusive, language, was dismissed. A. McKinnon was bound over tft keep the peace towards his brother-in« law, Thos. Kelly, for a period of si£ calendar months, himself in £120, and two sureties of £10 each.
The Northern Argus. FRIDAY, JUNE 18,1869. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 18 June 1869
Sfo |fcri[thqrK grps. FRIDAY, JUNE 18,1869. THE question of emigration to the British Colonies, we observe, has lately been attracting public attention at home, and a number of gentlemen in terested in alleviating the great amount of distress amongst the working classes have addressed a large meeting of persons, mostly artisans, at the Agri cultural Hall, Islington. Our friend Mr. R. R. Torrens, now M.P. for Cambridge, was chairman, and we quote a portion of his speech on the occasion, in which he gives a glowing account of colonial life; and it would not surprise us if ere this his hearers, excited at the existence of such an El Dorado at the antipodes, should have made up their minds to inundate us with a fresh flood of immigration. Mr. Torrens said " It was a more manly course for every man to emigrate than to remain in this country, if he found himself in that miserable position of being unable to get an adequate return for his labor. From all parts of Great Britain, particularl...
UPPER WAKEFIELD. Tuesday, June 8. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 18 June 1869
UPPER WAKEFIELD. Ttisdat, Juvs 8. Present-A.11 but Mr. Long. Memorial from several parties in the township as to tres pass of cattle in township, asking to have same brought under 42nd clause of Impounding Act. Memorial from ratepayers of Auburn requesting the footbridge in King-street be widened, which was to be done. Messrs. King and Thomas retiring by rotation, Messrs. Ward, Long, and Jones were balloted, when Mr. Ward retired. Payments, £41, Is 7d. Mrs. Teaz'e-tt I'm sure I married you for I the purest ot* motives." Mr. Peter Tteaxel .4 For the purest oi metals, ma'am, yon i mean."
ADELAIDE. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT) June 15. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 18 June 1869
ADELAIDE. (FROM OUB OWN CORRESPONDENT) June 15. His Excellency the Governor returned to town on Saturday after twelve days tour in the 8outh-Eastern District. H i reception there has been carried out with great zeal by the magnates of the district, who have done their best to display their resources, and parade before the vice-regal eye the immense imbortance which the "garden of the colony" has attributed to i&lt;h The programme which wa* prepared for Sir James appears to have been completed to have been completed to the great satisfaction of all concerned. The agricultural character of the district was well maintained by a monster ploughing match, at whieh 75 ploughs set to work. This was followed by a dinner, during the coarse of which his Excellency administered some wholesome advice, which our agricultu rists will do well to " read, mark, learo, and inwardly digest." He pointed out what it too generally forgotten in the settling of young colonies, that the case with whi...
TRAVELLING IN AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 18 June 1869
TRAVELLING IN AMERICA. i When jour hospitable host (for all Americans are hospitable) sees that you really don't like institution hunting, you will find out surprising as it may appear, that he does not like it either. Englishmen have hitherto thought it right for the most part to come out as Tocquevilles on a small scale, or as amateur representatives of the Social Science Association; and their hosts naturally think it right to treat them wuh the respect due to philosophical inquiries. ; The mirdest of English travellers is ready to pour out an ex temporary dissertation upon the in fluence of democracy, the laws of social evolution, the influences of race, and the working of natural selection as applied to the human being. Perhaps he has never seen a school since he was flogged at Eton; but he will go the rounds of Boston wi th unflagingpatience and pronounce on the relative advan tages of the two systems (if we can be said to have a system) of national education.: The worst part ...
CLARE CORPORATION. MONDAY, JUNE 14. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 18 June 1869
CLARE CORPORATION. MONDAY. JUNE 14. Present-The Mayor (E. B. Gleeson, Erq), and Councillors Boicrow, Ycung, Beckmann, Smith, and LeFeuvre. The minute* of the former meeting were read ted confirmed. The Town Clerk wa* ordered to write to (be Hon. (he Chief Secretary for grant in aid of rate. Mr. Richardson's olaim for surveying, £20 14s. was ordered to be paid. Mr. Bead's resignation as Cleric of Works was accepted, subject to terms of his letter, and in accordance with the contractors agreement to that effect. Claim, for £8 8s for election expenses were ordered to be paid. The fees for daily sustenance of cattle in the Clare pound were ordered to be increased, on the application of the poundkeeper, from Thursday nextHorses and great cattle, Is; sheep, 2d; goats, 4d j pigs, 6d. Mr. D. T. Jarman was appointed Clerk of Works, Surveyor, and Inspector; and the Town Clerk was ordered to gazette these ap pointments. Mr. J. Scott, contractor, was paid £150 on account. The Council then adjou...
LADIES' COLLEGE, KENT TOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 18 June 1869
LADIES' COLLEGE, KENT TOWN. We extract the following interesting* report of the examination of the Kent Town Ladies' College from the Register: The half-yearly examination of the Ladies College, conducted by Miss Thwaites, took place on Thursday, June 10. A great many parents and friends were present-among them the Rev. H. Howitt, who presided; Messrs. Gadeehens, Fitch, Gray, Darling, &c. The rooms, decorated with flowers, looked remarkably well, and numerous paintings and drawings,, executed by the more advanced pupils, adorned the walls. The specimens of wool and leather work also showed the progress made, and the paper and wax flowers were nicely finished; while the draw ings appeared remarkably chaste in character, well proportioned in detail, strikingly natural in their representa* tions of fruits and flowers, and beauti fully finished. The copybooks showed great proficiency in writing. Reports from the following gentlemen were read :-The Rev. Mr. Lloyd, reporting on gr...
DISTRICT COUNCILS. CLARE. MONDAY, JUNE 14. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 18 June 1869
DISTRICT COUNCILS. GLA.BE. MONDAY, JUKI 14. Present-Messrs. Trilling (in the chair), Ninnes, Hunter, and Butler. Proposed by Mr. Ninnes, and seconded by Mr. Butler, that the clerk and Mr. Hunter see Mr. Benney about a road through his section ; also, that the cirri give notice to all parties who have district roads closed in that locality to open the same at once. Mr. Trilling reported inspecting contract 36 work done satisfactorily - and paying tbe cheque of £10 Is. Proposed and cecondcd that Mr. Trilling be empowered to get extras done to the amount of £3 on contract 35. Clerk reported that in previous years Mr. Fisher had been charged with teveral sections that did not belong to him, and that others paid rates for, and on examining the bocks the sum of £36 16a had been overcharged, and that Mr. Emery had paid the rates for this year less that amount, rnd that he (the clerk) had received tbe sanee on account pending the decision of the Council in the matter. Proposed by Mr. Ninnes...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 18 June 1869
8ALE BY AUCTION AT CLARB. On SATURDAY, JUNB 19, at So'clockp.in. BY ORDER OF MB. ABBOTT. TO BS SOLD BY AUCTION .tdw Bolfee Sratton, CW, on Sitordaj MS^ Jnue 19, at 2 o'clock p.m., by order of Mr. Abbott, 2 good Draught Hortet, in collar 1 Spring Draj, with Cover 1 8* Shaft Hamms 1 Do outrigger do 1 cstk, containing about 8 gallons Bum 1 Tin Case containing about 1| gallon! Gin 1 Half-gaQon Mjotaurp 7 Pannicans Ae4 Ac., &o, To be told without retBrre. Xermaat aale* "*"w. IiEMKOK, Auctioneer.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 18 June 1869
c LABS STE A M PLOU B AND CHAFF MILLS, CHARLES KIMBER PBOPBIETOB. WHEAT always wanted at Highest Bates FOB CASH:.' Floor, Bran, Pollard, Chaff, and Crushed Corn alwaysfor sale. Grist Work promptly done, and Corn Crashed. a gbeenslade, WATEBYALE STEAM FLOUR MILL. Bags lent and Wheat stored free of charge. Wheat always purchased at Highest Market Price. Flour, Bran, Pollard, and Crushed Corn constantly on sale. Cora crashed and Grist Work promptly executed. 51 A. N. BEWICKS, Agent for "EUROPEAN MAIL," "NORTHERN A EC U S," "AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL," And General News Agent, WATEBVALB. jjg AND C. BE OK MANN, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUTCHERS AND SAUSAGE MAKEBS, MAIN STBEET, CLABE. Established 1855. UBUBN B B E WE B Y. The BEST XXX PALE ALE and PORTER In the colony are to he had at THE AUBURN BREWERY. ?^ILLIAM J. MoDONALD, CORN am> CHAFF STORE, POBT STBEET, AUBUBN. Floor, Pollard, Bran, Crushed Corn, Chaff, Potatoes, Onions, &o., constantly on Sale. Accommodation Yards on the premises. ...
THE MARKETS. ADELAIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 18 June 1869
SHE MABKEIS, APKLA11IS, Wheat, 4b lOd Flour, £11 to £13 CLABI. Wholesale ? 1 : Wheat 8f 8d to 8a lid JTlaur, £10 lOi per ton of2000 lbs Bran, 12d per buihel Pollard, It 8d per buihel Chafi^ £5 lQp per Ton of2000 lbs Fresh batter la lOd per lb .Potted batter, Is 2d ; I'gg*, 8d per doz. Bacon, 8d per lb Cheete, 9d per lb Potatoes Si 6d
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 25 June 1869
|1 HE MJSOBTflERN A KG-US' GEJSEBAL PBINTING OFFICE, The Proprietors of the "Northern Argus" have great pleasure in announcing that their Jobbing Plant haying arrived, they are now prepared to execute all kinds of JOB PBISTIJSG infirst* class style, and on the most reasonable terms. . . . Billheads, Posters, Circulars, Cart-notes, Pamphlets, &c, &c., executed on the shortest notice. ? , . . The NORTHERN ASOVS, which has a Jargeand increasing circulation, is printed and publith^d every Friday morning. The scale of charges is as follows SUBSCBIPTIOyS. For I quarter, prepaid ... ... £0 2 O For the half*j&lt;>art do i.. 0 4 O - Per annum, &lt;io ... . ... . ,.. 0 8 0 Single copy ... . ... ... 0' 0 * 2 -i ? ADVERTISEMENTS. Per inch-First 4 insertions (each) £0 3 0 Every subsequent do... . 0 2 6 Per Line-One, line ... ... £0 0 6 Two do ... ... 0 1 0 ~ Three do ... ' ... O 1 4 Every additional line 0: 0 4 All orders should be legibly: written on the back:...
The Northern Argus. FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1869. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 25 June 1869
FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1869. Is the present system of farming in South Australia the easiest and most| profitable? or cannot a superior mode of tilling the ground -be found and! adopted ? All persons, even the most i unthinking, are obliged to admit that | if the present system of farming is really the best, it is a very bad one, inasmuch as the land now under culti vation is not only full of noxious weeds, thistles, and grasses of varieties! tQo numerous to mention, but is getting fairly worn out through excessive! cropping. The land 'that has been under cultivation for a period of ten or I a dozen years has become miserably | poor and almost utterly worthless; thej agriculturists have also become as miserable and poor as the soil. What j 'is the principal cause of this dete rioration of South Australian soil ? It] is gradually becoming worse every] season, until at length the farmer will scarcely realize the extraordinary small average of five bushels per acre, for which perhaps he may ...
IMPOUNDING NOTICES. (From the "Government Gazette," June, 17.) [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 25 June 1869
IMPOUi\DISG_. NOTICES. (B&m* £he "Qoy&mment C^z^tte," Jfoun£ ^n£ar$st P^st^Offipe, Melrose)^ Orn J&0& onjpre£&lt;S§t. 0lf not W^oldjJtdyn 15,1^39, at noon.CJ^ Yftt«s,f P^indk§6per. - . . - 0>j lu Ij^LftonndfKl ^at ^ihe -public pound, Hundred Tof Glare, (Sevenhills nearest; fe^y star-j7iii; forehead, black ppints, no brandvisible I£not cl^ime^ r will Lb& sold ; Jidy 1#^ JL30Q, at noon. .' James Dugany-jw^a* keeper. _....; ..., ..: ;.=i;i. at. the public pound, Clare (nearest post office Clare)-One roan Jborse^ st^r, . branded , like^ near plioulder ; one bay colt, long . tail,., if branded not yisible j one redand white twHqb^, flffrbbm\brrk0n, nearHorn, like ,1085 off ri^s. If not claimed, Will be sold Jiily5,186&, at noon, by d, Magistrate's order.-rTwo ewe sheep,; . slit and .holp in off ear, two wetberis j &ndtwo J^b5^ >j9mark or brand.. If jiot claimed will be sold July 21,1869,; ^at ^noon'by a Magistrate's or...
ADELAIDE. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) June 22. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 25 June 1869
ADELAIDE. (FBOK OTTR OWN COBBEBPONDENT.) JuDC 22. At the present moment there appears to bo a deneoal .state of stagnation in business matters in the city* Tradesmen look discon* eolately from their shop doors, and dress their window fronts with the most tempting disp'laya in Taie. Customers will not be attracted for the simple reason that there is a dearth of the " needful," and without this they are unable to take advantage of the M great sacrifices" and " tremendons bargains" which the benevolent shopkeepers offer to the publi« on the " small profit and quick return" principle. . Of course the large houses monopolise what business there is. or the chief part of it, aud the small traders who have hoped against hope for better times, cheered bj the delusive cry of a too san guine Minister of last session that u we are turning the corner," now begin to think ct shutting up and seeking their fortunes in a a more congenial clime-where this is to be found nobody exactly knows, and echo...
INTERCOLONIAL NEWS. VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 25 June 1869
INTERCOLONIAL NEWS. VICTORIA. The prisoner James Ritson, at pre-. sent awaiting1 his trial on the charge of the murder of the Rev. Mr. Hill, con. tinues to conduct himself in a quiet or derly in the Melbourne Gaol since his removal-thither, as there have not been the slightest indications of in sanity in his manner; certainly none of those symtons which usually accompany homicidal mania have exhibited them selves. No stranger simply seeing the prisoner as he sits in his cell would imagine that the apparently quiet, inoffensive young man before them could be guilty of the bloodthirsty crime of which he stands accused. -Age. We clip the following from the fol lowing from the melbourne Age of 7th instant :--A correspondent, writing from Hawthorn, informs us with a con siderable degree of circumstantiality, that he saw a comet on Saturday eve ning last, the same being about twenty degrees above the horizon, and lying to the north-west. He states positively that he witnessed the well-def...