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THE SOUTHERN MAIL SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
THE SOUTHERN MAIL SERVICE. We alluded in our last issue to the con templated changes in the southern mail service, and we are now in a position to give further and definite information on the subject. The new arrangement is expected to be brought into operation on Saturda3T next, the 4tli of August. Instead of the mails remain ing as at present at Wiilunga for the night, they will be forwarded from Willunga within a few minutes of their arrival there from Adelaide. They will thus arrive at Port Elliot at from 11 to 12 o'clock p.m., accord ing to the time aliowed for the journey, and the return mail will be despatched from Port Elliot in time to catch the morning mail from Willunga to Adelaide. We confess that upon the first blusli of this proposal we overrated the inconveniences and very much underrated the advantages it would afford. That a mail should arrive shortly before midnight, and close shortly afterwards, does certainly appear inconvenient, but, in comparison with, what we ...
SOUTHERN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
SOUTHERN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. T!ie s-7journe-? meeting «f the Committee of the Pout iifrn Agricultural *owty was ln-ld a* Smflili combu's Ho'el, Port Elliot, last Saturday afteinron Mr. B. Welch presided, and there were present Messrs. S. Tripg, Thomas Haynes, T. Mayfield, R Kelly, and E. Ward. The minutes of the previous meeting having been confirmed, Mr. Trigg said he would now resign the Honorary Secretaryship, which he had only accepted pending ether arrangements. He had, however, a gentleman to propose for the efflce. The resignation was then accepted, and upon the motion of Mr. Trigg, seconded by Mr. Mayfield, Mr. E. Ward, who signified his willingness to act, was appointed a member of the Committee and Honorary Secretary of the Society. It was resolved tnat the accounts and records be handed over to Mr. Ward, and that he be requested to submit a statement of the assets and liabilities of the Society at the next meeting of the Com mittee. It was resolved thst collection cards...
LATEST TELEGRAMS. LATEST MURRAY AND DARLING NEWS. (Via Wentworth and Adelaide.) Mount Murchison, July 15. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
LATEST TELEGRAMS. LATEST MURRAY AND DARLING KEWS. (Via Wentworth and Adelaide.) [By Electric Teixghaph.] [From our own Correspondent.] Mount Murchison, July 15. A letter from Captain Kennedy states that that the Bourke mailman reports a rise of four or five feet atDunlop. The river was still rising there. The Rivers Mamoe and Maranoa, tri butaries of the Darling, are said to be in high flood. Ketlev, July 18. The Dari ing mail had arrived. The mail man creports having to swim the~river where he forded it the week before. Kulnine, July 21. The Murray was still rising, and the steamers are passing freely. There were a great quantity of stores at Wentworth for Darling stations. Echuca, Friday Evening, July 27. Echuca is all alive with arrivals and departures of steaeers to and from Hay and Wahgunyah.
THE STRATHALBYN TRAMWAY. LOOP LINE FROM GOOLWA TO CURRENCY CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
THE STRATHALBYN TRAMWAY. LOOP LINE FBOM GOOLWA TO CURRENCY CKEEK. A public meeting, convened by advertisement in the JSoutliern Argus, was held at Varcoe's Hotel, Goolwa, on Tuesday evening, the 24th instant, te consider the propriety of memorialising the Govern ment to survey a branch line of tramway from Goolwa to join the Stratnalbya Tramway at or near Cur rency Creek. A large number of persons -were pre sent, including most of the influential residents of Goolwa and the vicinity. Captain T. W. Higgixs was unanimously voted to the chair, and in opening the proceedings he saii Le had much pleasure in presiding on that occasion, inasmuch as he believed the object of the meeting to be a very legitimate one, and taking into cons.ideia tion the flourishing state of the public finances, they could scarcely have a more favorable time for giving effect to it (Hear, hear.) The object of the meeting, he need hardly eay, was to secure a loop line to connect Goolwa -with the Stratbalbyn Tram...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
Amusements. VTILL. SHORTLY APPEAR. TJxder the Immediate Patroxagh of HIS KXCKLLENCY KIR DOMIN'lCK DALY, GovERyon-iK-fniEF, South Adstrawa. SIR HLNliY BAKKLY, Late Goveexok of Yictoiua. HIS EXCELLENCY SIR GEOKGE GREY, Goveiikor of New Zealand. HIS EXCELLENCY SIR JOHN YOUNG, HIS EXCELLENCY SIR GEORGE BOWEN, GOVEKSOR OK QUEENSLAND. And the elite oi the Australian Colonies. fFUIE CHARMING VOCALIST AND T1TJA JL MATIC DELINEATOR OF CHARACTER MISS EMMA NEVILLE, Of the Theatres Royal, Drury Lane, and Lyceum, Loudon, and late of Lyster's Italian and English Opera Company. AIR. GEORGE LODER, The renowned Composer, Conducter, Pianist and Buffo Singer, late of Lyster's Opera Com pauy, assisted by MISS JULIA MILNE, Tho favorite Danseuse and Actress, from -he Theatre Royal, Melbourne ; and MR. j. D. MARSH, Late Stage Manager of Barry Sullivan's Star Company, Theatre Royal, Melbourne, WILL SHORTLY APPEAR AT WILLUNGA YANKALILLA VICTOR HARBOR PORT ELLIOT GOOLWA STRATHALBYN, and MOUNT BARKER. Mr. and...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
REDUCTION IS THE PRICE OF THE SOUTHERN ARGUS RIVER MURRAY ADVERTISER. The Condnetor of The Soutiiern Argus baa much pleasure in announcing to Subscribers and the Public generally that on Saturday, the 30th June, on which day a new Quarter commenced, the price of that Journal per copy was Reduced from 6d. to 4d., And the Subscription from Six Shillings per Quarter to Four '* Shillings. In making this Reduction, which will bring The Southern Argus within the means of even a larger class of readers than have hitherto received it, the Conductor of the paper will relax no efforts that are calculated to maintain the character it has already won, as gtuistratia, aut at ^MsA&t. The Conductor of The Southern Argus will shortly visit personally every locality in the Southern Dis trict, in order to remedy whatever defects in the Correspondencies and Agencies of the paper have become apparent since its establishment. It is particularly requested that any improper delays in the postal de...
NORMANVILLE. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
NORMANVILLE. ?^ The painful interest lately excited here by the sudden death of Mr. George Bryant, of the Normanville Hotel, has been allayed by the report of the analytical chemists to whom the contents of the stomach were forwarded for examination. The inquest had been ad journed until Saturday next ; but in order to set at rest the now evidently unfounded ap prehensions occasioned by some rumors which had been in circulation, it was very properly determined to assemble the Jury and terminate the proceedings to-day. The analysis required by the Jury had been entrusted to Messrs. A. Thomas and W. Ey, and the concluding paragraph of their report, which summarizes the whole of it, is as follows : — ' The result, therefore, of the above examination must be that though there are distinct evidences of the presence of morphia and its acid with antimony — were they there in more than in medicinal doses ? The quantity found of the latter metal distinctly says not, while the fact of laudanu...
CAPE JERVIS. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
CAPE JERVIS. A meeting of the promoters of the Nickel and Cobalt Mine was held at the Silverton Hotel on the evening of the 19th instant. The following gentlemen were present : — Mr. Alexander Christie, Mr. George Jones, Mr. R. J. Shepherd, Mr. John Tvesize, Mr. Alfred Whilie, Captain Barklay (of the Wheal Coglin), and Captain Price (of the Talisker Mine). Captain Barklay was voted to be Chairman of the meeting. It was proposed by Mr. Alexander Christie, and seconded by Captain Price, that the Corapanv should con sist of 5,000 shares, 2,000 to be held by the promoters as paid up, and the remaining 3,000 to be offered to the public at £5 per share, to be paid in calls as required for the working of the mine. Mr. A. Abrahams was appointed Secretary, and it waa resolved he should jtake immediate steps to organize a company to work the Mine. It was then resolved the mine should be called the Wheal Christie, and the health of Mr. Christie was drunk with bumpers. Messrs. Alexander Christi...
WILLUNGA. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
WILLUNGA. An accident, which might have been at tended1 with far more serious consequences than happily resulted, occurred here on Monday morning. Shortly before 6 o'clock, as Rounsevell's mail coach was being prepared , to start, Mr. Durieu, the driver, was on the box arranging some parcels, when one of the ostlers, contrary to orders, hitched two horses to the coach. They almost imme diately bolted ;, and Mr, Durieu not having the reins in his hand was unable to check them. He endeavored by putting on., the break to stop them ; but finding that he could not he threw himself from the coach, and sprained his leg, and was otherwise severely bruised in the fall. The coach was stopped before much further mischief was done, and we are glad to state that Mr. Durieu will be able to resume his duties on- the box on Monday morning.
FINNISS VALE. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
FINNISS VALE. Heavy fains and strong north and west winds have prevailed here for some days, but the crops were much improved by the reinark ?- ably fine weather of the previous week. A high sea has been running, and it is considered wonderful the jetty has withstood it, which it certainly would not have done in its present dilapidated state but for the protection of the rocks on the Rapid. Bay side. Mr. Hanson, the Colonial Engineer, has visited the works at the new Rapid Bay jetty, but it is not known what determination has been arrived at. Fat sheep continue to be scarce here, and find a ready sale at 23s. to 24s. A great quantity of meat is required now for the eup - ply of the mines.
YANKALILLA. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
YANKALILLA. * A meeting of the members of the Yankalilla Institute was held at the District Hall on Tuesday evening ; Mr. S Herbert, J.P., pre siding. A latter was read from the Secretary of the South Australian Institute, advising that upon application being made as a new Institute, a supply of books might be obtained, and also participation in the Government grant to the extent of £20. It was slso intimated that by conforming to the rules of the parent society the Yankalilla Institute might be affiliated with it. It was resolved that all these suggestions should be complied with, and Jlr. E. M. Hewett was instructed v to write to Adelaide to that effect. Some discussion followed as to the future proceedings of the Institute, and it was resolved that a debate should take placeon Wednesday evening next. It is also contemplated to give a soiree either quarterly or half yearly, to which the members will have the privilege of free admission. The Institute already numbers 35 members; an...
LATEST ADELAIDE NEWS. Friday Evening, July 27. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
LATEST ADELAIDE NEWS. [By Electbic Telegraph.! [From our own Correspondent] Friday Evening, July 27. The steamer Lady Darling has arrived with a cargo of Queensland fat cattle. The Governor sanctions the formation of a civil service rifle corps. It is intended to erect a new quarantine station on Torrens Island. A special commission is to be'appointed to enquire into the organization of the Police Department. The Governor's Aide-de-camp (Lieutenant Lucas) has been ordered to join his regiment. Bills to amend the Constitution Act and the Eleetoral'^Act are to be introduced next session. The Hindmarsh Torrens Dam has been swept away by a flood. Robert Holland is appointed bailiff at Kormanville. Frederick Mitchell is gazetted Lieutenant of the Milang and Strathalbyn Cavalry, and Donald F. GoIIan Cornet.
FARMING IN VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
FARMING IN VICTOREA. The Agricultural Report of the Melbourne Argus, published in their issue of the 19th, contains the following : — ' In the agricultural world everything seems to be going on satisfactorily. The early- sown crops are everywhere growing luxuriantly — rather too much so in some instances, and it is beginning to be thought that the farmers who did not sow very early will be best off. Not that there will be any lack of late sowers. Land is still being prepared for seed, and it is anticipated that sowing will be continued through August and September, and in some localities into October. The drilled crops show a considerable superiority over those sown broadcast, and the drill is likely to come into general use. By it a great saving of seed is effected, while there is this great addi tional advantage, that drilled crops can be cleaned between the rows. The system is now general in the old country, and a bmshel of seed wheat per acre is found to be quite enough. The rus...
LOCAL NEWS. STRATHALBYN. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
— ? --? a-=^ LOCAL 1STEW& STRATHALBYN, ' Coloael Biggs has been here enrolling volunteers for the different arms of the service. The Milang and Strathalbyn Cavalry Troop (No. 2) is now complete, the members of the titrathalbyn subdivision being as follow : ? Cornet, Donald Fraser Gollan; Surgeon, Lloyd Herbert; Joseph Bishop, William Napier Bishop, Donald McLean, Charles Doherty, Samuel Paltridge, Thomas Cornelius, Alexander Kemp, Philip Pavy, Stephen Hudson Maude Hemingway, James Pomeroy, John C. Guy, John Henry Yelland, Herman Daenke; total number of company, 4.6* Eighteen members of the Strathalbyn Reserve Company have also been enrolled, their names being as follow: — Alfred Cat t, John Stark, John Rankine, Simeon Russell Bosisto, ^ Alexander D. Halliday, Joseph W. Thomas Richard Coad Trenough, Rowland Nutt, James McFarlane, Andrew Allan,^ David Campbell, Patrick Michael Flemming, John Thomas, William Noye, James Stone, jun., Edward Stilling Stark, John Gunn, Richard Mar...
NOTES ON PASTURES AND ON THE WAY TO HAVE GOOD ONES. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
KOTES ON PASTURES AND ON THE WAY TO HAVE GOOD ONES. [From the Melbourne Weekly Age.] After all that has been done in the way of soaring English grasses, a good pasture is ?very rarely to be met with at any season, and hardly ever during the summer, when its ralue would be greatest. And yet, on each recurrence of autumn, we hear from all parts of the colony of land being laid down in English grasses ; the country papers in re cordiDe: this evidence of progress, also inform their readers that the ability of the land to carry stock will be thereby indefinitely in creased. That euch might be the result, we are free to admit, but that such implied increment of feed is a necessary result of sowing English grass seeds, a regard for truth eonipels us to deny- Something more is re ? quisite than simply sowing the seed, even upon deeply worked land ; and esp.-cially is this something required when the land happens (as is commonly the case) to have been nearly run out by exhaustive farming. No...
NEW SOUTH WALES. Sydney, July 24. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
NEW SOUTH WALES. ('From the Register.] Sydney, July 24. The Madras sailed to-day at 2 o'clock wito 263,131 sovereigns. A Brisbane telegram reports that the Bank of Queensland has stopped payment to-doy. Parliament met at noon. The Governor's speech stated that an increase of taxation was unnecessary, as the present income was amply sufficient for the ordinary public expenditure. Steps are to be taken to remove impediments to the sale of colonial debentures in London. The threatening aspect of Europearx affairs renders the fortification of Port Jackson necessary, and it is proposed that plans thereof be laid before the House. Increased accommodation is necessary in the. gaols, lunatic asylum, and benevolent institutions. The Estimates show considerable retrench ment. Bills are to be introduced dealing with juvenile destitution, for establishing juvenile reformatories, for amending the law with respect to lunatics, for the better enforcement of prison discipline, for the extension of ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
Entire Horses. ^7'OUNG HERTFORD. — This fine Imported JL Horse will Stand to Cover Mares during the Season as under : — At Mr. Stevens's, Willunga, on Thursday, the 9th August. At Mr. 'Thomas's, Maclaren Vale, on Friday, the 10th Au2ust. At Mr. Lumh's, near Devonshire Hotel, Maclaren Vale, on Saturday, the 11th August. At the Aldinga Hotel, on Monday, the 13th August. At the Hotel, Sellick's Hill, on Tuesday, the 14th August. And so on weekly to the end of the Season. YOUNG HERTFORD is an Imported Horse, and is so well and favorably known tbat comment is unnecessary. The Season to end on the 8th December. Terms — £2 4s. each Mare; Insuring, £3 10s.; payable 1st of March, 1SC7. THOMAS SPRY, Proprietor, Middleton, near Port Elliot. Hotels, &c. A RARE INVESTMENT FOR CAPITALISTS OR HOTEL-KEEPERS. FOR SALE, by Private Contract, the Valuahle and Eligible Premises known as THE MIDDLETON HOTEL, situated upon the junction of the Strathalbyn and Victor Harbor and Goolwa and Victor Har...
BURIED ALIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 28 July 1866
BURIED ALIVE. [From the Cintinnatti Wnelzhi Gazette.] ihe idea is not pleasing to the mind, but it is generally supposed that such incidents belong only to the line of horrible romance. A re cent debate in the French Senate shows that living burials are a living reality, requiring more stringent public regulations and greater care on the part of friends to protect all from this danger. The debate arose on the report of the committee on a petition by Dr. Carnol, for more stringent ante-burial regulations. The French law requires that twenty- four hours shall elapse between death and burial. Dr. Carnol declared that this minimum was not nearly enough, and he supported his opinion by numerous instances of suspended animation, showing good ground for his opinion that a large number of persons are annually buried alive in France. The Senate was about to give the subject the go-bv. as sufficiently provided for already. The member presenting the report proposed* to shelve it by the motion ...