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INQUEST AT THE HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
INQUEST AT THE HOSPITAL. The Coroner (Mr. R. Ingleby) held an inquest at the -Hospital ron Wednesday afternoon, Feb ruary 5, on the' body of a man named Friend Elisha Colyer, who had died early that morning from, the effects of laudanum. A Jury having bsea eaipannelled. and Mr. James Smith chosen foreman, the following evidence was elicited ; — Mary T. Cremens, governess, said — I knew the deceased. I was standing at the door of my mother's house hist evening, when the deceased cime and asked if Mrs. Colyer was in. I replied yes, and invited him to come inside. The de ceased desired a glass of water, and my sister procured him one. Subsequently my sister told me Dr. Colyer had taken poison. I went into the room where he was and found him sitting in a chair with his head on his breast and an empty bottle near him on a table labelled laudanum. While I was in the room Dr. Colyer tried to take the cork out of a second bottle, but I succeeded, after a protracted struggle, in taking it fr...
CORONERS' INQUESTS. INQUEST AT RIVERTON. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
CORONERS' INQUESTS. INQUEST AT BJVERTON. [The first portion of this report was ready for publication a week ago, -but our reporter being informed that it was desirable, in furtherance of the ends of justice, that the proceedings should not be immediately made public, held them over until the conclusion of the enquiry. We now give the details of the enquiry as a whole.] An inquest was held at the Local Court House, Biverfcon, on Friday, January 24, to en quire into the circumstances touching the death of Sarah Fauld, who wigs fdtfnd defed in » wheat paddock the previous day about four miles from that township. Mr. R. M. Cole, J.P., acted as*Coroner. The Jury having been sworn, Mr. Henry 'Kewson, of Rhyme was chosen foreman. The Coroner intimated that as there were some suspicious circumstances connected with the affair, it would be the duty of the Jury to go and view the body, jand alsp .the place where the body was lying, which was accordingly done,. On arriving at the spot a most h...
THE FARMING INTEREST. MEETING AT MOUNT TORRENS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
THE FARMING BUTEREST. MEETING AT MOUNT TORBENS. . On Tuesday, January 28, a public meeting of farmers and others was held at the Mill Inn, At. 8 o'clock, for. the purpose of devising: means for obtaining seed wheat for next season. . Mr. ft. A. Handley was Ttnaniuiously Toted to ihe chair. About 50 persons -were present. The Chairman, having read the notice . convening the meeting and briefly explained its object, called on those, present -whose claims they had; met to consider, to address them. He was aware that several had little or no wheat either for flour or seed. His opinion was that they ought to : :tak for assistance from Government. Mr. r- -GawLind stated that he had cultivated this i\ ?'? Sear'^O acres, and realised two bushels of wheat. r ;y^Ete^6usidered ihe land good. Mr. Awege cnl ;: Viivated 50 acres, and sowed 75 bushels of seed, ^aS^BCSiad reaped 10 or 12 bushels not fit for gpJB&«fl-r flour. Mr. McGormack had cultivated i^Pp&lacres, and cut therefro...
BELVIDERE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
BELVEDERE. February 3.— Present— All the members. Clerk to write to Government and enquire why the grant due and applied for had not yet been received by the Council. Lett . r received from C. Schilling, acquainting the Council that their offer of £4 ner acre for land at the south-west corner of Section 106, required for road pur poses, was accepted. Letter from Road Board, to the effect that the Council would have to construct the culvert near Section .213, and that the Board, on completion, would pay half the costs incurred. Mrs. Magiiire was granted one ration for three,months. Receipts, £1 6s. 6d. ; payments, £20.
ALEXANDRIA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
ALEXANDRtNA. '? Febrnary 1. — Present— AH but Mr. Gates. Mr. Hemmingway's tender for leasing Olaytdn Jetty accepted, Mr. Hemmingway to take charge of the jetty at once. Mr. Martiaand Clerk repOited having examined road requested iast: meeting by Mr. Gates to be cleared, and could not. recommend it to be cleared at pre sent, as traffic that way would not require the outlay. Mr. Martin applied for some littie re pairs to tramway at Mai tin's Jetty, the high, floods having washed some holes in the tram- ' way. Mr. Martin to get it repaired. ' Mr. Mh ego wan tendered resignation as teacher of the Point Sturt -SchooL Accepted ; Clerk to forward same to Board of Education. Mr. Pavy applied for six chains of road to be metalled ; near Milang Cemetery, several ratepayers having re quested him to mention the matter. Clerk to invite tenders for same. Eecaipts, £43 133. fid. ; payments, £12 9s.
AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS. TO THE EDITOE. Sir — Now that there is a Commission of En quiry as to the probable causes of the rust in wheat, there can be little doubt that the subject will be well ventilated, and as far as science and experience can aid in the matter, there ia rea sonable hope that the causes may be traced ; the remedy will then speedily follow. That Irrovideiice has permitted, the caLamity tor some good cause is certain— just, perhapB, to show us that our farmers are not up to the mark in their method, or perhaps that the holdings are too limited in extent, and from constant cropping, without manuring, have impoverished the land. I think ere long it will he found that no man can farm a s- ingle section either properly or pro fitably, except in highly favored localities. An author and farmer, whose memory still lives, and ever will so long as farming forms ann occupation of man, begins his instruction on agric lture with the following quotation from Virsril : — 'Yet shall ...
BREMER. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
T5RKMRR. February 1. — Present— AIL One tender for leasing Milang Jetty, W. P. Dunk, £21 per year; accepted. W. P. Dunk forwarded £12 10a. amount of rent for jetty for last year. Order signed for admittance of G. Rainsford to the Hospital. Letter from Crown Lands Office respecting future grant-in-aid. Clerk to write to Mr. Walker, contractor, and state that in consequence of the great damage done to the district roads, the Council had resolved to charge 2d. per yard on all stone raised in the district. Mr. Borrett tb get some repairs done near his sections. Clerk to collect- rates at once from the newly added portion of the dis trict. Tenders to be called for various works. Payments, £37 2s.
RAILWAY CONTRACTS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
RAILWAY CONTRACTS. TO THE EDITOB. Sir — I have observed in your paper an article headed ' Our New Railways,' and notice there are three contracts let on the Port Wakefield and Hoyle's Plains Line. You state that the sleepers ' are let' by tender for Nos. 1 and 2 contracts, and are to be ' delivered' in three and four months respectively. I have perused the daily papers attentively from, the commencement of No. 1 contract, and have been unable to see any advertisement calling for tenders for sleepers for that particular line to be sent in prior to the 15th January last; neither have I noticed the acceptance of any tfinders for s'eepers on that line to this date. If you will explain this you will greatly oblige, Yours, &c, RED RUST. [We cannot explain it ; all we know is our statement was copied from an official docu ment. — Ed.]
THE NEW MARRIAGE ACT. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
THE NEW MARRIAGE ACT. TO THE EDITOB. Sir — I hope my brother ministers will not think me unnecessarily officious in calling atten tion to the provisions of the ' Marriage Act of 1867,' which will come into operation in a month from this. date. I thought it probable that many of them mieht not have had the opportunity of examin ing the New Act, and also tnat the copies of the Act might not be in their hands until a compa ratively late period of the present month, so as to leave them but a short time for its examina tion. I think the following points are all that spe cially concern them in carrying out its objects. I am, Sir, &c. , F. W, COX. Norwood, February 3,-1868.
HINTS AND SUGGESTIONS ON THE NEW MARRIAGE ACT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
Hints and Suggestions on the New Mabbiage Act. 'L Any minister of reunion seeking enrol ment as an officiating minister must forward to His Excellency, through the Registrar-General, an application supported by the testimony of some person already on the roll in evidence of his qualification, or by the certificate of 20 householders. (Clause 9.) 2. No officiating minister can be compelled to perform a marriage to which he has a conscien tious objection. (Clause 15.) 3. All previous Acts are repealed, and the present Act (called ' The Marriage Act, 1867') will be the sole authority for all matters con nected with the performance of marriage on and after the 1st March, 1868. 4. In marriages by Registrar's certificate the responsibility rests with the Registrar. Tne minister has only to see that the certificate is not void by the lapse of three calendar months from date of issue. (Clause 30.) 5. In marriage by license officiating minister will observe that the declaration (third schedu...
PAYMENT OF VOLUNTEERS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
PAYMENT OF VOLUNTEERS. TO THE EDITOB. Sir — Having occasion to write some time since about the money paid to the volunteers, I got an answer, saying .nat if I went down to the Staff Office any time during the following week, they would make it right, but not having the time to spare, I was unable to do so. It was not the money I cared so much about, but tne principle or way in wnicn tne volunteers are paid; for if they happen to dispute the amount, they are liable to be summoned for insubordination. And I again repeat my asser tion that the majority of the force are dissatis fied with the way in which they are paid. By bringing this before the public, you will oblige A VOLUNTEER. [With reference to this letter, Colonel Biggs informs us that he can make payments only according to the lists sent in to him by the cap tains of the companies, and that any complaints, respectfully made, have his immediate atten tion. He suggests that anv complaints of in correctness should be put in. -wri...
CITY GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
CITY GOSSIP. By a Man about Town. I hear a good many persons asking who is the ' Man about Town.' Is he a lawyer, or a mer chant, or a twaddler on 'GhaQge, or a school master, or a parson ? Never mind who he is. Let T»m tell you, however, that he is not a cynic who can see only evil in his fellow creatures, or a moral assassin who. will stab characters in the dark. He is a good-natured fellow, who would rather find good in his species than evil, and who if lie must hear slander concerning, his neighbors, will not ' put it in print.' He is a sort of quid nunc ; he may sometimes be seen in auction rooms, on the flags, in the Police Court, in the strangers' gallery in Parliament, in election meetings, and such like. He likes to move about amongst his fellow creatures to see and hear what is going on. Now, if any one thinks he can from this description identify the ' Man about Town,' I may tell him he is very likely to be deceived. Let the reader listen to the 'gossip,' as reported by m...
FRANKLIN HARBOR. January 16,1868. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
FRANKLIN HARBOR. fFrom the WaUaroo 2'tmesCorresDondent.l January 16, 1868. When I wrote you last we had scorching hot weather, but now, and for the last 10 days, we have had ib on quite the opposite tack ; the wind south, blowing a cool and invigorating breeze, accompanied by frequent slight showers. Last night it rained heavily for nearly the whole of the lJght, causing the creeks to flow freely and copiously, and still it is dark and louring as ever. The oldest resident here does not remember of such weather. It is more like winter than midsummer weather. The young feed in con sequence is beginning to spring up rapidly. How long this favorable weather may continue t would be rather hazardous to say ; it is, how ever, fully expected that the youngand growing grass will get a scorching by and by. All dan er now from bush fires is at an end. Since the combined action to raise the rates of insurance taken by the several insu-^ ranee offices in the colony, very great dissatis faction h...
COUNTRY NEWS. CLARE, FEBRUARY 5. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
COUNTRY NEWS. £From our Country Correspondents, j CLARE, Febbuaky 5. ;'.'.. ^ Oa Thursday, the 30th January, afire broke out on Dr. Webb's section, near Clare, and on Friday, the 31st, dfa inquest was held by,.T. W. Gleeson, Esq., J.P-, at the residence «f JBr. ' Webb. Several witnesses were examined, «n-J after hearing the- evidence the Jury were of opinion that the paddock was '-wilfully -and maliciously set on fire by some person or per sons unknown.'*— The Clare Amateur Thea trical Society commenced their third series or entertainments on the 5th of Feb ruary to a bumper house, assisted by the very talented artistes, Mrs. Jackson and Miss Emily Woods. The first part of, the evening's entertainment was the comedy pf 'StiU- 'Waters Bun Deep.' -In this comedy Mr. Jarman took the part of ilildmay, and certainly must have surprised even his warmest admirers by the talented representation he .gave of the clear-headed . though . somewhat phlegmatic North countryman, as : also by the. s...
LEAVES FROM OUR NOTE-BOOK. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
LEAVES FROM OUR NOTE-BOOK. We do not know whether any one has a really first-class microscope in this colony, but as the microscope has played so important — we might say wonderful, part in the elucidations and dis coveries of science, we really ought to have one of the best instruments that can be procured. We have made this ' note' in consequence of readingthattheprominentopticians, Powell and Lealand, of London, have just made a splendid new microscope to the order of Mr. W. Sydney Gibbons, of Melbourne. Its magnifying power is 1,000 diameters, but it is more valued for its delicate and varied adjustments than even for its magnifying power. It abounds with novel appliances, and is highly praised. The cost (including the Victorian import duty of _^ 10 per cent.) was about £100. The Tasmanian reception of His Royal High ness was not without its hitches. At the Gover nor's Ball, in HobartTown, the Duke was only present for an hour, and did not- enter the supper-room at aVL One of th...
DISTRICT COUNCILS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
DISTRICT COUNCILS. [The Government have sent circulars to all District Councils, intimating that grants-in-aid for 1863 would only be equal to the amount of rates actually spent in roads and bridge's. Every District Council has also received circulars from the Diseases in Wheat Commission. We men tion these facts once for all, as it is useless to repeat them in the report .of each, separate Council.]
BATHING REGULATIONS AT GLENELG. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
BATHING REGULATIONS AT GLENELG. TO THE EDITOB. Sir — Glenelg, from its position and its long, fine, open beach, offers facilities to bathers which, under proper regulations, would increase the number of visitors every year ; but it must have struck almost every visitor at the Bay, of an afternoon in summer, when that side of the beach apportioned to ladies is occupied by them, how indecent and annoying if is on the part of those who call themselves 'men,' riding and driving amongst the lady bathers; or some lady, with a person dressed in man's clothes sitting by her side, driving over the same sands. I wonder such people have not a greater sense of propriety. They should be made ashamed of themselves by being taken in custody by Mr. Allchurch or the Alayor. There is positive danger and fright to children and ladies by horses scampering in their midst. Some rude intrudes have been remoastrated with by ladies, but tneir morbid feelings have overcome such scruples ; and if there are no...
OPENING OF THE LOOP-LINE. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
OPENING OF THE LOOP-LINK TO THE EDITOB. Sir — In your account in this day's Advertiser of the ceremony of opening the above line I do not find that any mention is made by the speakeisof the late Chief Engineer (Mr. W. Hanson), and the late Resident Engineer (Mr. J. England, jun.), to whom the credit is really due for laying out, surveying, and designing the line, as well as for ordering the materials for the same from England some time previous to the advent of the present Chief Engmeerand his Melbourne confreres. I think that it would have been only common courtesy on the part of the present officials, instead of taking all the credit to themselves, to have at least acknow ledged that they were indebted in some mea sure to the gentlemen before named. The con tractors for the greater portion of the earth works, fencing, &c, on this line were not even mentioned by the authorities, and, most unac countably, appear al o not to have been invited on the occasion. It may be the fa...
EARLY CLOSING. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
EARLY CLOSING. TO THE EDITOR. Sir — I have seen of late several articles ap pearing in your paper respecting early closing. Knowing, as I do, that you are an advocate for it, I therefore address you, trusting you will allow me a small space in your columns. Since seeing an article on the subject from you I have been the more deeply imoreBsed with the necessity of undue our young men in retail employ to bestir them selves, and see if some alteration at least from the present abominable system, in a climate like ours, cannot -be arrived at. I was much pleased, Sir, on last Sabbah to see that at least one of our rev. gentlemen had given (to matter consideration, U otters should follow his example I think that those who now from fatigue and overwork take a siesta during morning service might the more easily gain their desired end. I should be very glad to find oar heads of Churches paying a little more attention to this. In my opinion it is as much their duty to have sympathy for the su...