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THE MANAGER'S STATEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
THE MANAGER'S STATEMENT. Our reporter who waited on Mr. Hambly, the manager of the Coffee Palace, found that gestleman in a state of great mental exhaustion. He said he had no idea as to the origin of the fire, and he thought it would be as well to leave en quiries on that point until the Inquest to be held this afternoon. There are GO bed rooms, in the Coffee Palace, and last night there were 20 boarders. The rule cf the establishment Is to close at half-past 11 o'clock, and this rule was strictly observed last nigfct. Mr. Hambly &tites fiat when he received the alarm of fire he had to work his way beck from the front sitting room, and eventually landed on the back of McLean Bros , Rigs, & Co. 's premises. It was expected that Mr Hambly woald Lave been able to throw some light on the unfortunate death of Mr. Taplin, but, as he himself confesses, he was too excited to really notice what was going on. Mr. Taplin, he says, helped him to get the doors of the establishme...
MR. CONRAD'S STATEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
MR. CONRAD'S STATEMENT. .Mr. Conrad, jun., informed one of our reporters that lie was awakened by the blowing of a policeman's whistle, The fire was then coming right t'ntGagh the TOOi in the centre Of the Coffee Palace. He raised an alarm, but there was nobody about at the time with the excep tion of the policeman. The flames had obtained a very strong hold on the build ing before the brigade arrived, bud the men rendered remarkably good service, and It could not have been much more than 10 minutes before the fire had been extinguished.
POLICE-CONSTABLE SWEENEY. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
POLICE-CONSTABLE SWEENSY. states :— ' At 10 minutes to 3 o'clock I came down my beat in Hindley- street, while Constable Delaney, who is stationed on the other side, was walking ap hia beat. Sergeant Macnamara visited us there, and we passed the Coffee Palace without there being the slightest indica tion of a fire. I went up my beat as fa? as King William-street, and then turned back. Lance-Corporal Lynch, who was in charge of the theatre, was strolling down, ai-d we stopped to have a talk. I heard a noise of hammering and wondered what it was. Eventually we came to the conclusion that it was some of Conrad's men getting ready to kill some sheep. We walked up the street again, when I saw a reflection through the front windows of the Coffee Palace. Lynch ran off to the fire alarm, while I blew my whistle as hard as I knew how and endeavored to arouse the inmates of the palace. I tried to forca in one of the front doors, but was un able to do so, and when I went back to the lane I obs...
FATAL FIRE AT THE COFFEE PALACE. MR. F. W. TAPLIN KILLED. ANOTHER MAN INJURED. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
FATAL FIRE AT THE COFFEE PALACE. MB. F. TT. TAPLIN KILLED. AKOTEER MAN INJURED. Adelaide of late has enjoyed a eiogulas iminnmty from fires, and It is a long timr since it has beea our painful duty to chronicle so Bad an event aa characterised the coiiflagratlon by which the Adelaide Coffee Palace was destroyed early on Friday mcrciEg. Abouo 3 o'clock jefiterday mornicg Lance - Corporal Lvnch and Cum table Sweenv. who were on duty in Bindley street, whilst engaged ill conversation in the vicinity of the Coffee Palace heard a crackling souud, immtdisttlj- followed by the breaking of glass, and proceeding in the direction of the noise fonud a lurid glare rising up from the Coffee Palace. . With praise worthy ttoughtfnlness the lance-corporal lan to the cearest fire alarm and coni^ municated with the head fire brigade station, whilet Constable Sweeny bat tered with hla staff on the doora of 'he building with the object of arousing the sleeping inmates, at the same tune blowing his whis...
THE BUILDING. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
THE BUILDING. It is only recently ihat special arrange ments were made at the Coffee Palace to provide for egreBB in case of fire. This was done on the recommendation ol. Mr. Pack, the corporation building surveyor, 'When reporting in 1887 upon the ques tion cf the means of exit provided in larga buildings in tiie city, Mr. Pankuald :— ' I may Instance a very glaring case that demanded prompt .meannrsB where no pro vision had been made for the safety of a large number of boarders, where I was in formed at least -J0 people slept upon the premises. I refer to the Coffee Palace situate in Hindley- street. Atthetime of ^inspection these premises, contained a 'basement, ground, and first and second floors compiling 430 bedrooms, with only one wooden stairway for the whole of the premises. I reported to the mayor (Mr. aJmuJey) and the town clerk my fears re garding the inmates of such a building should a fire occur during the night when most of the apartments were occupied. A further insp...
A CONCISE NARRATIVE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
A CONCISE NARRATIVE. It Is, of course, difficult after occasions suchss this to obtain anything like a connected account of what has ac tually transpired, but the follow ing -ace«uit given us by Mr. Gold amide will be found interesting aa well as sivica an authentic narra tive of the events of the morning. Mr. Ooldsmide says : — I was awakened at about 11 minutes past 3 o'clock in the morning by hearing Police-Constable Sweeney vigorously blowing hia whistle. I threw open my window and saw a glare in the direction of the Coffee Palace. I came down stairs, and my place being situated only some few yards from the Coffee Palace I scon ascertained the locality of the fire. The first thing that struck me as being necessary to tlo was to arouse ihe inmates, and taking a stone in my hand I went up the lane and broke four of the windows. By this time a young fellow named Ives, who lives next door to me, joined me, and we were suc cessful in helping a woman out of the burning building. I had...
BASEBALL. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
BASEBALL. An enjoyable game was played between the Stepnejs and Survey Tyroa on Saturday. Three of the Tyros failed to put in an ap- , pearance, and the number wa3 made up by mernbera of the Survey club first nine, and perhaps the additional strength accounts for the defeat of the Stepneys, who at the- finish were 18 runs behind. Despite the heat the game was very fast throughout, the full nine inmegs being played in about two hours, Thocgb it was the first time the dtepneys had played the game they Boon picked up the rules, and in the last four innings they scored 8 runs to the Tyros 4. The fielding- on both sides was very good. Ewers pitcher, Slight first base, Cocker catcher, Herbert, Harcus, Guinness, Martin, Mclntosh, and Gi— ley played well for the Tyrop, while the Stepneys were well repre sented by Craig pitcher, Sando catcher. Samp son first base, Weir, Hales, Gamble, Nicholls, Gooden and Allen. Slight captained the Tyros, and Weir tbe Stepneys. Mr. R. Sellers umpire. Scores...
Aquatics. YACHTING. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
JLqttatk0, YACHTING. A race between yachts belonging to the South Australian Yacht Club and the Holdfast Bay Club was failed at Largs Bay on Saturday afternoon, over a course from the Largs Bay jetty, round a buoy placed near the lighthouse and a buoy moored off the Semaphore jetty, twice- round. Although the race was proposed and carried out by the Holdfast B*y Club, only three yachts affiliated with that duo sailed in the race; The following vessels com peted : — Trio, scratch ; Iieander, 4 min.; Ban ehee, 4min; Whisperer, 8 min.; Dasiree, 8 min,; Sat.^ella, 10 min.; ldalia, 14 min.; Acme, 14 min.; Bertha. 14 min.; Sussex, 22 min.; and Bee, 22 miu. Messrs, Christie aud Beaver officiated as starters and judges. Tae yachts with the exception of the Sussex and Desiree got away to a good start. The Banshee and a few of the other boats ho'stiog spinnakers. The Banshee led and was first to round the lighthouse buoy, being closely followed by the Leander. All the other yachts went round ...
REGATTA IN MELBOURNE. Melbourne, March 17. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
REGATTA IN MELBOURNE, IBy Telefiraph.1 Melbourne. March 17. The aurrd&l reeatta of the Victorian Rowing Association took place in the Albert Park Lskc on Saturday afternoon, ia the presence of a lares crowd of spectators, although tha weather was fearfully hot and sultry. Th° programme of races, 26 in number, was larger tiian any previous regatta, as were also the e-tvies. The crews competing were, ho svever, mostly from the metropolitan clubs, very fe -r country teams having entered. In one race, the Maiden Eight-oared, no fewer than nine crews raced. The race ultimately fell to the Albert Park, with tbe Mercantile second. In the Grand Challenge Four oared Race there was a splendid contest between the Albert Park and the Mercantile, the former eventually carrying off honors. The Hon. R. H. D. White, who is a p33asn ger for .London by the steamer Austral, has a fine schooner yacht on the stocks in Sydney, which is almost ready for launching. She is a composite craft of exqui...
Shooting. RIFLE MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
(Slttfotmg. R1FLS MATQKES. A n. &teh between the Gawler E Company, 2nd Battaiiou, and the EaBt Adelaide A Com pany, lit Battalion, was fired at the Gawler ranges on Saturday. The match was looked forward to with much interest aa an A Com pany team had never visited Gawler. Owing to the extreme heat of the weather no really good fcbooting was made. The ranges were 500 and COO yards ; seven shots and one sighter at each. A. btroag wind prevailed from the right. E Company won by 70 points, as will, be seen from the scores. After the match the visiting team waa enter taintd at dinner at the Globe Hotel, where the health cf the Gawler company waa proposed by Captain Daniels, who, on behalf of his team, expresetd the pleasure he felt on visit icg Gawler, and trusted a return match would take place before lone, Lieutenant Rudall responded on behalf of the Gawler company. The following are theecoreB:— E. COMPAKT. Yds.- 500. BOO. TL Private Gwynne — _ 21 19 40 Color-Sergeant Crump _ ...
Amusements. THEATRE ROYAL. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
Jjtmn0ement0. THEATRE RO^AL. On Saturday evening ;Mr. Charle3 Arnold made his reappearance at the Theatre Royal in the charmingly pleasing domestic drama, 'Hans the Boatman,' in whiob he made so Bucceesful a hit en his previous visit to Ade laide. _ 'Hans the Boatman' is a olass of piece to which PVfn thn mratt hicrntari nf Btnoo opponents could not take exception. There ia not a word, an action, or an inuuando in the piece that could not ba lietsned to or seen by the moet pure-minded parson, and tbe whole story of the play ia idyllic in character. Hans is not an impossible creation, but be certainly ia not an everyday kind of individual. He ia one of thoso beiners whom dogs and children love, bnt in his affection for the little kiddies and the noble old ' Lion' he forgets his responsibilities as a husband, _ard alloB-8 bi3 wife to feel ths pinch of po7e*i7 and to be eciiced away from her home. 'SSfc -J°«s net, however, forsake the pith of virtue, bnt s» united to her husband again ...
Athletics. CYCLING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
Jtthktic0, CYCLING NOTES. fBr Hub Lasip .] The resuscitation of certain bylaws of ancient date by the City Council— the chief provisions of which are that all cyclists must carry bells large enough to be heard at a distance of 50 yards and red lights; that machines must not be left stand ing in the public street for a longer period than SO minutes; and that cycles a luet not be propelled along any foot path— do not seem to have caused general satisfaction to the wheeling fraternity. At the outset riders did not seem to folly realise wbat was expected. Then it dawned upon them, and in a burst of enthusiasm numbers set about complying with the cond- tions.impoEed with all celerity. Sad to say, however, some misguided individuals in a fever of excitement to obey the instructions to the letter, procured bells of somewhat large size, and capable of emitting a great volume of sound. In order to conform with the by-Jaw and keep the tintinafau lators continuously ringing, vibrating springs ...
PLAYED ON SATURDAY, MARCH 16. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
Plated ox Satubday, Maech 16. Salisbury v. Modbury. — Scores— Salisbury, 43; H. Day 21, W. Day 13 j J. Whittleseafive for 21. Modbury, 56; E. Marrett 17, J. Mar rett 14, Milne 13 ; J. Marrett seven for .21. Stirling v. Stragglers.— Flayed at Stirling. Scores, 74 and 73 respectively. Por tbe win ners A. Scott made 20 not out, Eckersley20. W. Scott 10, Badford 10, and Eckersley took eight wicket for 25 runs. For the losers Evan made 32 not out and Miller 16. Mitcham v. Coromandel Valley, — Scores-- Mitcham, 246; W, Scott 71, Glenie 57, P. Heath 47, Wilkinson 34. Coromandel Valley, 37 for two wickets ; Scroop 18. Mallala v, Wasleys.— Scores— Mailala, 165; J. H. Snell 75 not out, J. East 52. Was leys, 14.
NORWOOD V. GAWLER ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
KORW00D V. GAWLER ASSO CIATION. The Norwoods paid & visit to Gawler on Saturday to play an all-day match againat IL of the Gawler Association. They were met at tbe station by Sir, W. B. Croft (chairman of of tbe association) and others, and after break fast were shown round the factory of Messrs, Martin & Co. They were highly pleased with what they saw, amongst which was ths barrel of the first locomotive engine to be made in the colony. They then repaired to the recreation ground, and winning the toss sent the Gawlers in to bat, who put on 278 before the last wicket fell. E. H. Coombs played well for 71, as did also Crump 70, H. Biachot 38, Leak 31, and Burton 20. Leak's innings in eluded three splendid hits for 5. Giffen bowled splendidly, but was unlucky and only obtained three wickets at a cost of 119, Lyons obtained one wicket for 41 and he then retired unwelL Whitridge secured best average with five for 58. Listen and Gooden first appeared for the Norwoods, but...
Cricket. CRICKET NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
(Sfricfegt, CRICKET KOTES. fBr Oslookeb.1 The Adelaide Oval was occupied by the St. Patrick's Day Demonstration laat Saturday, bat the Norwoods were represented at Gawler by a team which received a severe handling f tcm the Gawler Association. Gifien won the toss and put his men into the field, though he waB two short. Their places, however, were filled by substitutes. The Gawler men put to gether a tall score very freely, staking up a total of 278 before they were disposed of. The wicket — which was of rough asphalt covered with matting — was against both Giffen and LjonE, who were punished 86 verely by tbe bats men. The Norwoods made a sorry show at the wickets, and only managed to total 103, of which 68 was contributed by the two Gi&ens, Three wickets had fallen for 5 runs when the champion joined his brother, and between them they raised the ^score to 45, Walter Gifien at this stage received a blow on tbe ear which necessitated Mb retiring from the wickets with 18 to his...
THE V.A.T.C. MEETING. [By Telegraph.] Melbourne, March 18. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 23 March 1889
THE V.A.T.C. MEETING. [By Telegraph,] MelbonmR. Much IS. The following weights for Saturday's y,A.T.C. meeting were declared to day :— FEDERAL STAKES. 6t K-. st lb C&nington _ —96 Copenhagen -.78 Savacak — ..9 3 Qasperone _ — 7 8 Nellie Moore colt „ 9 o Serf _ _ -78 Merriment- ..8 8 Sir Arthur _ .78 Badoo _ ..8 6 Bokeby .. _ 7 7 Hartlands _ — 8 5 Helena _ _ 7 6 Tera» - _ 8 5 Seine- _ .78 Atlanta colt ..8 2 Grandee .. _ 7 5 Lancaster _ _ 8 0 Dorothy _ -.7 5 Federation _ _ 8 0 Ellaod _ -.7 4 -eigland _ ..SO Karda „ .74 PJgeonloe- _ s c Lois _ — _ 7 4 Sea Shell colt .80 Melton _ .70 Sea Giri colt _ 8 O Fortune Teller _ 7 O Brunette oolt ..SO Leontios _ .70 linlander _ _ 8 0 Somnolence _ 7 0 St. Ires _ _ 7 13 Jettisoa - .70 Aura _. . 7 12 Loob_ - ..7 0 Dona. _ _ 7 12 Gnaroo _ . 8 12 Solitude filly . 7 11 Deemster _ .. 6 12 Lady Granville _ 7 11 Cambridge _ «. 6 11 Seesaw fflly. . 7H TraveUar „ . 6 11 i-ily _ _ „ 7 11 Vendella - -69 Pateena . _ 7 11 Twinkle - _ 6 9 Perfect _ . 7 ...