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ADELAIDE RETAIL PRICES. FRUITS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
ADELAIDE RETAIL PRICES. FBurrs. Almonds, dried, Is per lb ; apples, 4d per lb ; 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; raiBins, Is per lb; Cape gooseberries, none ; loquats, none ; goose berries, 8d per quart ; raspberries, 8d to Is per lb ; red currants, 2s per lb ; figs, 6d per doz ; tomatoes, 6d per lb. DAISY PBODUCE. Bacon,9d. to lOd. ; butter, fresh, lOd. to Is. ; cheese, 8dL ; lard, 9d. ; eggs, 9d to lOd per doz; hams, 9d. ; milk, 6d. per quart; ducks, 7s. 6d. per pair; fowls, 5s. 6d. per couple; geese, 8s. each; pigeons, 2s. per pair ; iabbits, 4s. per pair ; turkeys, Is. 4d. per lb. Butter, eggs, and bacon very plentiful, and dull of sale. VEGETABLES. Artichokes, none ; broad beans, Is per peck ; cabbages, 3d to 6d each ; celery, 6d to 8d per stick ; cucumbers, 3d to 4deach ; carrots, 3d per bunch ; garlic, 8d per lb ...
WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 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 iteins (especially of wholesale) we refer to the Daily Market Report. GBAIN, &C. Bran, Is. to Is Id; pollard, 1b 2d. to Is 6d ; English oats, 3s 6d to 4s 6d; Cape do, 2s 6d to 3s ; Cape barley, 2s. 3d. to 2s. 6d. ; English do, 3s 9d to 4s. 6d. FABH PBODUCE. Bacon, 7d to 8d per lb ; hams, 7d ; 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 — Raspberry, lid; all other kinds, 6d to 8d ; eggs, 7d to 8d per doz. WHOLESALE MEAT MABKET. Wholesale prices of carcass meat during the week have been— beef, 20s to 25s per 1Q0 lbs. ; sheep, whole, 2d per lb ; Iambs, 8s to 10s ; veal, 6d to 7d per lb ; pork, 6d. TANNEBS' GOODS. Bark, 21 ; bones, 21 10s to 3? ; hoofs, 21 10s ; hides, each, 7s to 14s ; shankB, per ton, 61 ; ...
INTERCOLONIAL COMMERCIAL. VICTORIA. [From our Special Reporter.] Tuesday, January 21. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
INTERCOLONIAL COMMERCIAL. VICTOBTA. f From our Sneci&l Reporter. 1 Tuesday, January 2L The business of the past week has not been large, and has been confined to transactions in a few staple articles. The news about the crops herehas been conflicting, and consequently un reliable When the sickle was first put in the prospects were pretty good in many districts, and the early crops weie got in during fnvorable weather: but-durins: the past ten days a change took place, and the weather has been quite winterly, heavy rains with cold winds having quite discolored most -of the standing crops. The demand for wheat has: been very brisk of late, but from the small quantities coming forward transactions are not numerous. Fiour is dull of sale, and there are but few enquiries for it. Prices are now too high for shipment, and the home trade is not brisk. Wheat may be quoted at 6s. 9d., a price at which small lots have been sold during the week. Sales of flour are reported at up to £15 ...
IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
: IMMIGRATION AND EMIGRATION. Return of passengers inwards' and outwards at Port Adeiaida, during the week ended Satur day, January 18, 1868:— Inwards. — Male adults, 30 ; female adults, 16 ; male children,^ ; female children, 2. Outwabds — Male adults, 154 ; female adults, 53 ; male children, 41 ; female children, 32.
BREMER. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
BREMER. January 18. — Present — Messrs. Adamson, Waters, and Steer. Mr. Hamlyn certified Cozens's contract completed. Clerk laid half year's balance-sheet on the table, duly audited. Council nominated Messrs.- G. Pearce, A. Hallett, H. E. Bright, and W. Everard as mem .bersofthe Central Road Board. Statisticalretum signed for Crown Lands Office. Letter read from Secretary Wheat Commission, Clerk to apply for ration for Mrs. Rainsf drd. Account from J. McLean, 12s. 6d. ; to stand over. Observer, £5 lls. ; to stand over. Tenders to be called for leasing Milang Jetty. Payments, £20.
BELVIDERE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
BELVIDERE. January 20. — Present — The Chairman, Messrs. Lange and Carey. Letter from J. Angas, to the effect that he would meet the members of this Council, on Section 134, with a view of coming to an arrangement about opening road, &c.; through said section. Messrs. Shannon, Carey, and theClerk, reported having met Mr. Angas, and having came to an apparently satisfactory arrangement. They — in order to ascertain the opinion or the ratepayers relativefto permanency of water in the reserve laid out -invited Messrs. . T. Beird and W. Brock to visit the place. Having inspected, they stated the water would not be ;lasting. Clerk to inform. Mr. Angas of this, and also to enquire if Ee would allow the road and reserve as at present purveyed to be opened. Letter from C. Schilling to the effect that Mr. Gray was willing that a road be opened through Sec tion 106, the Council to pay £10 for the land (one acre), to fence the road, and bear a'l other expenses ; the Council considered ...
EAST TORRENS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
EAST TORRENS. January 14. — Present— AIL Tenders ac cepted for cutting near Anderson's: — Vm. Smith, at 18s. per chain, for metalling near Harf s ; Collins & Wotton, at 4s. 3d. per yard. Memorisl for ratepayers in Sheepyard Gully, asking for deviation to let them out into the Greenhill-road ; deferred until next meeting. Mr. Moulds to examine and report. Messrs. Everard, Hallett, Bright, and Playford nomi nated as members of Road Board. Half-yearly balance-sheet laid on the table duly audited. Receipts, £6 6s. 3d. ; payments, £34 10s.
THE PRINCE'S VISIT. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
THE PRINCE'S VISIT. TO THE EDITOB. R-ir— var from being a flatterer of Royalty, I cannot suppress my indignation at the writer in the Australasian, quoted in your last issue, nor can I resist the temptation to say a word in defence of Prince Alfred, and on behalf of your readers. Your readers remember that while Prince Alfred was yet in Adelaide, the telegrams from Melbourne stated that Mr. L. L. Smith, out of charity, proposed to feed the poor people of Melbourne in Paddy's Market, in honor of Prince Alfred's visit to Victoria. Thererore a banquet to the poor people was expected, and not to the Prince. I read the Argus with great attention at our Institute at the time, but do not remember that in the programme it was said the Prince should take a par* in their play, «»uu aci. xiamiet at tne zoological Garden. Prince Alfred, guided by the Melbourne news papers, expected evidently to have a quiet look at the banquet, without being made the idol of worship cast out of Mr. L. L. Smith'...
THE PRINCE AND THE QUEEN'S ENGLISH. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
THE PRINCE AND THE QUEEN'S ENGLISH. ro THE EDITOR. Sir— From a paragraph that appeared a few days ago in the Advertiser it would seem that the Duke of Edinburgh does not much admire the pronunciation of the Victorians. Well, let us hope that the gentle hint given them by the equerry ,will not be lost upon them, and that in future they will pay a little more atten tion to the matter. But while we are laughing at our neighbors we musi not forget that we South Australians are not quite perfect in the use of our mother tongue. That a very decided and far from pleasant twang is rapidly making its appearance m the speech of our native-born youths any one with an ordinary ear can easily satisfy himself. To confine myself to two faults at present (and if you don't object I may, perhaps, pursue the subject on another occasion), the barrel-organ itself does not grate upon my ear like the real South Australian pronunciation of the diphthongs 'ou' and 'ow' where they rhyme with 'cow,' and of th...
THE EARLY-CLOSING MOVEMENT. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
THE EARLY-CLOSING MOVEMENT. TO THE EDITOB. fc-ir — In the enlightened age we have the Erivilege of living in I am surprised that so ttle attention is paid to the healthy develop ment of the human system by employers of labor in the retail grocery and drapery establish ments in the city. I was much pleased, Sir at seeing a leading article from you on the ' Early Closing,' for which please accept my sincere thanks, and I may venture to say the thanks of a large portion of our retail emploves. It is a step in the right direction, and one which I trust will not be allowed to drop for want of energy j for, Sir, I believe the majority of our business men would gladly close at say 6 o'clock the year round were it not for a few petty shop keepers, whose feelings for those in their employ is like their conscience, long since departed Many a Saturday night have I returned to my home after 16 hours' work on that day, and re tired to rest completely worn out by fatigue i?'lh Z?^™^ fOT de™ti°nal...
WORKHOUSES AND ASYLUMS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
WORKHOUSES AND ASYLUMS. Some tim& ago the public were very 3nuch startled by some extraordinary re 'velations respecting the state of the in stitution known as the Grace Darling Industrial School at Brighton, and the horrible condition of its inmates. It is certainly no consolation to knew that the abuses there existing in what is in tended as one of xjut benevolent institu tions are more than matched in the old ^country, but such is the case. The Saturday Review says that in the case ©f -one -workhouse in the old country the guardians act on the principle of 'curing pauperism from off the face of the earthy' and there is a painful similarity between the Farnham Workhouse and the Brighton School. When the miserable state of this last-named institution was exposed it was shown that more than half the children were on the sick list, and that for six months they had been dying at the rate of . 18 per cent, per an num, so that in five or six years the whole lot 'would have been ...
NO MORE CONVICTS FOR AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
NO MORE CONVICTS FOR AUS TRALIA. The degrading compact by which the Western colony attained the unenviable notoriety of a penal settlement is now dissolved. By soliciting the Home Go vernment to make her territory the depository of British convictism Western Australia has infixed upon herself a stigma that the lapse of a century will be scarcely sufficient to eradicate. Con tent to sink to this low depth for a transi tory and doubtful advantage, she will have engrafted upon future generations an intolerable evil that will long survive the termination of the disgraceful con tract and the receipt of its money con sideration. To the earnest appeals of this and the other free settlements, it was unwillingly conceded by the home authorities that transportation to Australia should finally cease with the close of the year 1867. Accustomed for the last eighteen years to depend upon the extraneous aid of a large expenditure by the Imperial Go verament, the majority of the Western colonists l...
HACKHAM. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
HACKTTAM. Some few are talking about the future mem bers of Parliament for Noarlungaj but it would not be, perhaps,' very fair ' to give particular*. One thing is certain, that the old members, if they put up again, -will meet with rival candi dates, though some have gone so far as to say that the electors, as a whole, should just stop at their respective homes on the days of elec tion and record their votes in the flames, unless new blood is brought into the field.: — The ex pected meeting of farmers seems to be shelved, out for what reason no one can telL The fact is, there is much more talk and play than work and 'money. —Men out of employment are on the increase, and work, when to -be had. is only for short periods^-odd job3, but nothing permanent. — Money, -like the wheat, will become rusty — -corroded by not being used. Confidence in business is very low indeed, and one ugly officer — ,not -the gentleman filling the office — seems to nave a little to do, instead of as was once...
COUNTRY NEWS. [?] MINE, JANUARY 20. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
*?? ? ' — --_-?- - _ j . l COUNTRY NEWS; [From our Country Correspondents.] : - TlT.TNTIVrAW MINE. JandIky 20. The weather here for the last we .'k has been much, more like winter than summer, so much so that the oldest inhabitant does not remember anything like it. — Our .. mine is employing a great many hands at present, and indeed the aspect of the township altogetber is very lively. There are no less than 12. dwelling-houses in course of erection here at present. — One of our aborigines was buried here on last Saturday, . 'witnessed by many of the residents ; of course the usual ceremonies on Jsuch occasions were ? performed. — Our Roman Catholic fellow towns people were.. -visited on last Sunday by the Rev. Father Palhuher, of Sevenhills College, near Clare. The rev. gentleman held morning ser vice, and preached a very eloquent and instruc : live sermon to a delighted congregation. Not only the Catholics, but persons of all denomi . -nations, are always glad of his. arrival. CJ...
VICTOR HARBOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
VICTOR HARBOR. For nearly a week past we have had strong winds from S. W, and S., but on the morning of Friday last, January 17, the culminating point of southerly weather seemed to be reached, and at midday, when the wind veered to S.E.j Victor Harbor, which had severely felt the heavy sea from the southward and westward, began to wake up to a sea pitching direct into the harbor, and all work had. to be suspended as far as loading or unloading was concerned ; and, ' happy thought,' in the afternoon some one suggested that the Percy, lifeboat, had not had a trial in severe weather at this station. The rare chance was not to be lost, so up went the flag at ihe Harbor-Master's signal staff, and in a very short time a crew for the Rescue was must-red, thus — Harbor -Master Tait (cox swain), Jas. Long, FL Woodward, H. Parker, W. D. Bottomley, J. McDonald, W. Neil, R. Lawson, J. Dingles, C. Chambers, W. Robinson, M. Desse, and two othe s whose names 1 have not learnt, forming the crew. T...
ANGASTON. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
ANGASTON. January li. — .f resent— Messrs. Jepson HJiiair man), Green, Pepperell, and Harris. The fol lowing were nominated to the Central Road Board : — Messrs. Hallett, Pearco, Playford, and Warren, Mr. Harris appointed inspector of bridge at Fechner's, Gawler River. Hours of stubble-burning fixed. E. Morgan gave up con tract for forming road through Penrice, having been mistaken in. the work required ; tenders to be called for completing same, to be opened by Chairman and Clerk on Wednesday neit. Tenders to be called for filling ruts at Stock well. Mr. Tallack applied to ha?e approaches made to his premises ; Clerk to see if it can be done for £1, if not to call for tenders for same. Tenders accepted— No. 87, J. Vaughn, £8; No. 88, P. Brown, £5; No. 89, J. Vaughan, £23. Payments, £37 15a. 4d.
ALEXANDRINA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
ALEXA.NDRINA. January 18. — Present — All the members ex cept Mr. Turner. Mr. Martin reported Mr. Carruth's contract not completed yet ; Clerk in structed to see to it. Various official circulars received. The Council nominated the follow ! ing gentlemen to the Central Road Board : — Messrs. Bright, Everard, A. Hallett, and Play ford. Tender from Mr. Hemmingway for Clayton Jetty, for _10s. per annum, to stand over till next meeting. No tenders received for the Finniss Jet'y. Mr. Gates applied for a road to be cleared from Mr. McDonald's to wards Strathalbyn ; Mr. Martin and the Clerk to inspect the. same and report next meeting. Payments, £15 12s.'
THE RISE OF KING THEODORE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 25 January 1868
THE RISE OF KING THEODORE. The character and the career of this remarkable potentate are equally strange. He unites in himself the moBt opposite and conflicting qualities, and his public conduct is a series of the most glaring inconsistencies. The strangest combina tion of religious zeal and sanguinary pas sion, of military genius and childish pride, of political wisdom and mental obliquity, his character has as manv, sides as the K6h-i-Noor. Sometimes he appears before us as a sort of eastern Charlemagne, restoring by bis military genius and sin gular moral power the ancient empire of Ethiopia. Then we get a glimpse' of him as the stern destroyer of the feudal system, and the wise reformer of the social economy of his country. At ano ther time we see him in the character of a Christian Mahoniet, spiced with a dash of Joe Smith, believing himself specially sent by God to spread Christianity at the point of the sword, and particularly to drive the Turk out of Jerusalem. Then, again, ...