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YANKALILLA. SATURDAY, AUGUST 11. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
YANKALILLA. Saturdat, August 11. Present— Messrs. Butterworth (Chairman), Put land, Harvey, and Mitchell. The Chairman reported having let repairs to cross ing at Hay Flat for £1. . Mr. K. Burgess was appointed curator of the public cemetery Cockatoo Flat, and Mr. S- Stevens was appointed curator ol the puwic ceineiery uaiu Hills. Mr. Putland reported repairs done on roads at Salt Creek by H. Bowyer for £2. Mr. Harvey was requested to employ W. Lear roouth at repairs on lnman Valley roads, en 1 Mr. Mitchell to employ U. Bnckland at repairs ou Bald H ill roads. Resolved, that tbe Council meet on Tuesday, the 21st instant, to inspect roads throughout the dis trict. Mr. T. Martin offered to build the culvert at Council office wider than he had contracted for on payment of £3 extra, which was accepted.
STRATHALBYN. FRIDAY, AUGUST 10. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
8TRATHALBYN. Friday, August 10. Present— All except Mr. Matheson. Mr. W. Mills waited upon the Council in reference to having a new bridge on the boundary road at the Springs. The Council wrote to Kondoparinga Coun cil ou the matter, and offered to bear one half the cost, limited. The overseer reported on new bridge at Kew Hamburg. Wheel-guards ordered to be fixed to same at a cost of £7. ? Clerk to write to Dr. Kitchen, ana ase it ne will accept the appointment of medical officer to destitute poor. Mi. Williamson to receive 10s. for water-table at New Hamburg. Mr. Thomas presented a memorial, signed by about 25 ratepayers, praying for repairs of road near Mr. Jas. Turner's. Council to inspect that and the new bridge on Thursday next. P. Doherty to complete his contract on Swamp road within five weeks from date, or the Council will do it and charge him with costs. Letters received from Mount Barker Council and Mr. Kutt. The following tenders, out of a large number, were accepted :— ...
LATEST ADELAIDE MARKETS. [By Electric Telegraph.] [From our own Correspondent.] Adelaide, Friday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
Latest Adelaide markets. [By Electric Telegraph.] [From our own Correspondents | Adelaide, Friday Evenine. Best bullock'?, £13 to £19; second do, £9 to £12 ; inferior do, £7 to £9.; best cows, £11 to £15 ; second do, £7 to £10. Best wethers, 23s. to 24s. ; second do, ISs, to 2Qs. Lambs (scarce), 14s. to 153. There have b:en transactions in store sheep at 10s. for 1 and 2-year wethers, mixed. Wheat is firmer, and scarce. There have been small sales at Port Adelaide at 5s. lOd. to 5s. lid. Flour dull anil prices nominal. Quotations. £13 of. to £14 10s. Bran, Is. 5d. ; pollard, Is. lOd. to Is. lid. Best wheateb hay, £G 10s- to JC7. ; good mixed do, j £6 ; good -wild oaten, £5 10s. Pressed hay at Port Adelaide, £7 to £8. TTICTOR HARBOR AND GOOLWA THAM- V WAY TIME TABLE. Down. a.m. r si. r Sf. Fuom — Goolwa ? 9.0 2.0 3.30 Mjddletos ? 9-30 2 30 4.0 Port Elliot ... ... 9.45 2 45 4.45 Up. a.m. am r m. From — Victor Harbor ? 9.0 11.15 4.15 Port Elliot ? 10.0 11.45 4 45 MiDDLEToi ? 10.15 12.0...
ALEXANDRINA. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
ALEXANDRINA. Wednesday. August 8. A public meeting of ratepayers was held here this day. Mr. Henry Favy, Chairman of the District, presided, and opened the proceedings by reading the notice in the Gazette convening the meeting to re consider the depasturing fees. Mr. Edward Jerrard proposed, and Mr. Turner seconded, that the fees bo 4s. per head for great cattle, and 8d. per head for sheep. Mr. McDonald proposed, as an amendment, and Mr. John Martin seconded— Is. 6d. per liead lor great cattle, and 3d. for sheep. Mr. John Gilbert proposed a further amendment, and Mr. Richard Martin seconded— That the fees be Is. for great cattle, and 2d. for sheep. The Chairman put the hist amendment to the vote, when only 10 held up their hands. The proposition and first amendment were next put, when 19 hands were held up for Mr. McDonald's amendment, and 18 for Mr. Jerrard's proposition. The Chairman declared Mr. McDonald's amend merit carried by a majority of 1. The Chairman read a circular from ...
SCRUB LANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
SCRUB LANDS. The utilization of scrub lands is a qiiestion affecting a far wider extent of country than that to which those lands are confined. If the thousands of square miles of scrub which is how not merely useless and unproductive but a positive hindrance to the extension of cultivation, and a barrier to the intercom munication of the districts it separates, could be ^brouaht into profitable occupation, the beneficial results would flow through every channel of industry in the colony. Such a question intist not therefore be regarded from a merely local stand point. It ha3 a thoroughly national importance, and in whatever way it is dealt with all classes of the community must be affeeted by. the issue. ? ? JJow that public attention has been pointedly directed to the subject, it is to be hoped the interest it has excited will not be allowed to flag- The people of the Bremer district have the credit of being the first to urge the neces sity for some special legislation in ihe matt...
DISTRICT COUNCILS. PORT ELLIOT AND GOOLWA. SATURDAY, AUGUST 11. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
bisTitic? councils. — ^ ? TOBT ELLIOT AND GOOLWA. Saturday. Acodst 11. Present— Jie'Brs. h unman (Chairman), E. Dntton, B. Welch, Fi Turner, and George Mayfield. . T.tie Council agreed to retain Mr. Lowe for legal business on the terms named in his letter received. John Franklin's contract for road metalling was reported upon satisfactorily, and the balance passed for payment, and hie further tender accepted, at £4 15s. per chain, for forming and metalling three or four chains of road at Watson's Gap. Mr. Dutton reported npon probable cost of Mr. Laffin's applications of last meeting; also upon me Bum promised in aid. The Council, after some con sideration, requested Mr. Dutton to have the work done on the best terms obtainable. Hooper's contract at Myrtle Grove, amounting to £98, was reported as finished satisfactorily and the balance passed for payment ; also Charles Godfrey's contract £* street repairs at Goolwa, amounting to £69 was also approved and passed for payment. Letter r...
LOYAL GOOLWA LODGE, I.O.O.F.' M.U., ANNIVERSARY DINNER. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
LOYAL GOOLWA LODGE, I.O.O.F.' M.U., ANNIVERSARY DINNER. The anniversary dinner of the above Lodge was held atVarcoe's Goolwa Hotel on Thursday, 23rd inst., when about 60 brothers and friends sat -down to a really excellent spread, got up in -the worthy host's usual style. The chair was ably filled by P.P.G.M., Thomas Jones, sen., supported fay P.G. Wisdom and Mr Hodges. The vice-chair was occupied by N.G. Allan, with P.G. W. D. Bottomley and Brother Kemp as supporters. On the cloth heiug removed, the officers present donned their regalia, giving quite a gay appearance to the company. The business of the evening commenced by the Chairman giving the toasts ' The Queen and the Prince of Wales, and the rest of the Royal Family,' which wore responded to most loyally. The 'Health of His Excellency Sir Dominick Daly' followed, and -was received witc three cheers and ' For he's a jelly Good Fellow.' Mr Greenfield, after some preliminary remarks on having at so short a notice to propose a to...
LANGUGRNE'S CREEK PLOUGHING MATCH. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
LAXGI i GR-XL'S CHEEK PLOUGHING match. The residents at Lan^.hojne's Creek and the vicinity, cleteimiued not to be behindhand in tho encouragement »,f ixcfil-sioi in ploughing, have established a scries of niatches in their diatrct, tbe ' 6rst of which was held with great success last Thursday. A capital piece of ground was selected for the purpose on a section of Mr E.- Powell's about a mile from the township, and all the business of the day was very efficiently conducted by Mr \V. D. Stophenaon (tbe Honorary Secretary), atd Mr W. P. Hill, jun., who acci as held-master. Prizes were ofltred for bosh double and single ploughs, and there was also a class for boys. As a . whole the ploughing was exceedingly gooi. although unfortanately some of the best work had to be dis qualified through not being completed in the stipu lated time. The judges expressed regret at this, bnt of course thev had n3 alterr.ative4»«it to alaide by the rul-s. We subjim the Kst ot entries and' prizes awardec: ...
STRATHALBYN SOUTH-EASTERN RIFLE ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
STRATrlALBYN SOUTH-EASTERN RIFLE ASSOCIATION The annual matches of this popular society com menced at Stratha.'byn on Wednesday, and were con tinued on Thursdny and Friday. The liberality with which the Society had offered rery handsome prizes, and at the same time reduced the entrance fees to a. mere nominal amount, resulted in some very- warm competition, and although the shooting was not equal to that of former years, most of the ciack shots were there nevertheless; The weather on Wednesday Morning was fair and bright. A fitful wind blew from the north-west, but not sufficiently strong to affect the firing. The first match, as will be seen by the table below, was at 200 and 3000 standing. Captain Rankine, M.P., captain of the field, led off by scoring a centre at 20J yards. The fir.-t prize of £7 w.is taken by Mr Mathew Rr.nkine with a score of 36, no miss ; tho second, £5, by Lieutenant Scoular, two misses ; and the third, £3, by Mr A. Smith, with the same score ; consequently t...
OPENING OF THE NEW HAMBURG BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
OPENING OF THE NEW HAMBURG BK1DGE. A new bri-'ge over the Angas at Kew Hamburg has just been completed by the District Council of Stratljalbyn, and on Thursday last it nas foimaljy opened for traffic. It -will be exceedingly useful in connecting Stratlialbvn with tlie main roads to Milang and Wellington by a considerably shorter route than the main lineaflords, and will bo especially valuable to tbe people of the lising suburb of New Hamburg. The badge is certainly a very strong ^ ? 1 ? j ? ^*_l ... ....A4.....i 1*. i-3 mirlt^t 10 to/%lm ir»Q I lit ana suDsiuiitzai jsiiuuluic. *« ' ?? ?*«?*? »a n-v,*!**!^—.^ called a ' pile bridge,' with three bays, having each a span of 27 feet. The pifcs are of red gum, 34 feet Ions, and are driven 17 feet. There is a straining beam 1o each bay, and the girders are 14 by 12, with double braces and diagonal braces bel'W. The width of the roadway is 12 Veet 5 inches in the clear, and the onlv fault we can detect in the biidge is that it is not a 'fe...
CORRESPONDENCE. THE TRAMWAY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTHERN ARGUS. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
CORRESPONDENCE. THE TRAMWAY. fO TIIE ED1TOB pF THE SOOTHERS ABGU3. Sir, — The very interesting cermony of turning the first sod of Strathaibyn and Middle* on Tram war ' - * bing now an incident of the past, the first thing that strikes the mind relative to this very important un dertaking is, that the work which has now been begun be brought to a completion with as little delay as possible. It may perhaps not be out of place to throw out a ~ . few suggestions as to the working of 'the line when, completed, that those in power may well mature their plans while the work is being proceeded with, that when completed it may prove to be a real success. To ensure this there will require 'to be a thorough' organised system in the working of the line! Sidings will have to he constructed from one end of it to the other, at not more at an average than one mile apart (which I am given to understand are provided for}, Mich as the one on the present tramway at Midd'eton, where the trucks can go r...
THE METROPOLIS. [The following appeared in our Second Edition last week.] Friday, August 17. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
THE METROPOLIS. [The following appeared in our Second Edition last wcek.~\ FFiom oar own CorresDondent.l Fiiday, August 17. Henry Allen, alias the Nipper, alias Thun derbolt was convicted on Thursday, August 16, of highway robbery of James McNicol, the Jury not occupying two minutes in coming to their decision. The evidence of identitv was perfectly clear, and really proved two other highway robberies in addition to the one for which the Nipper was committed. Moses Simmons, alias Seddon, alias Johnson, has been acqui'ted to-day on a charge of assaulting John Little, with intent to rob him, on the 28th M^y, the Jury returning a verdict of common assault. They found him guilty cf highway robbery of Richard W. Carlier, on the 27th May. Mr. Francis Packard,, late of the northern territory, has been drowned in the Murray Copious rains have fallen iu the Gawler ranges ; the feed is abundant, and Ibe water courses have been running. Good news as to raiu from the West Coast generally.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
Miscellaneous Late Advertisements. JOHN S E W E L L, *t Goch.wa, (Late Accountant t- the Victor Ilarbor Tramway) LAXL-& GENEEAL COMMISSION AGfcNT, Accouxtaxe and Valuator. Acreements, Leasts, Specifications, and Wills drfiwn up. Moiipv inVeRfpd. Loans n?gotiatcd. Landed business of every kind transacted. IN THE ESTATE OF H. T. Sl'ARliS. '\fOTICE is hereby given that I, the undersigned, Jk.1 Slaving been appointed Agenf for the Assignees in the above Estate (Messrs. John Lindsay and Luther Scainmell; all DEMI'S due to the said Estate must he PAID to me only. RICHAED ALLEN. Tort Victor, August 22, 1866. On TUESDAY, August 28. AT THE ROBIN HOOD HOTEL. WITHOUT RESERVE. JAMES CLOSE will sell by auction, as above— 100 Head First-class Dairy, Store, and Fat CATTLE, consisting of Choice Springing HE'FERS A few STEERS and COWS (good beef 60 Fat WETHERS 100 Six-Tooth EWES, with really fine Lambs at f- ot 200 EWES and WETHERS, 2 and 4 tooth 5 Useful HOESES — good stamps for tha la* air...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
REDUCTION m THE PRICE OP THE SOUTHERN ARGUS AND RIVER MURRAY ADVERTISER. The Conductor of The Southern Argm has much pleasure in announcing to Subscribers ana* the Public generally that on Sathbdat, the 30th June, on which day a new Quarter commenced, the price of that Journal per copy was Reduced from 6cL to 4d., And the Subscription from Six Shillings per Quarter to Four Shillings. In making this Reduction, which trill bring Tie Southern Argus within the means of even a larger 'lass of readers than hare hitherto . received it, the Conductor of the paper will relax no efforts that are calculated to in*''*'' the character it has already won, as gutftratta, out et ^fcfettU . The Condnctorof Tht Southern Argiu 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 deliver...
WENTWORTH. Monday, August 20. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
WENTWORTH. [From our own Beporter-1 Monday, Augrist 20. . The mailman reports a rise of 14 feet in the Darling, at Fort Bourke, and that the river is still rising. The Kennedy is afloat at 'Mount Murehison, and is preparing to start for Wentworth. The Culgoa is also afloat at Menindie.' - ?? ? ? There is every prospect of this rise con tinuing. The Bogan and the Maranoa are expected hourly. A portion of trie Mount Murchisonr town ship was sold at Menindie on the lot. The allotments varied in pricas from £10 to .£51. The country is looking beautiful now, and and there is every prospect of a good season. The snag-boat is at work at Moona*, [For anival and departure of steamers see shipping reports. — Ed. S.A^]
THE METROPOLIS. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
THE METROPOLIS. [From our own Correspondent J I have really no news of importance to refer to respecting business beyond several insol vencies. Mr. S. Bakewell, wholesale grocer, has succumbed, and by bis own statement shows a deficit of between ^5,000 and .£G,000, the total liabilities being nearly £20.000. Messrs. Keckwick & Elliott have called their creditors together, but I am not aware of the result. There have been as usual a few small bankruptcies during the week. Fat cattle have been coming forward freely and sold at lower prices than hitherto. Auctioneers have got into a habit of selling and quoting them in pairs. On Tuesday last Messrs. Dean cc Laughton sold 150 head from Messrs. Jacobs' run, at an average of about £14 per head. None are advertised just now, but more are on their way dojrn. We feel at ease on the matter of meat, as the beef eaters of Adelaide are now independent oi bone-producers instead of being at their mercy, as heretofore. Mr. Halm is using up ...
YANKALILLA. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
YANEALILLA. This hag been a busy week at Yankalilla and Normanville, the Local Court of full jurisdiction having sat on Wednesday and Thursday, and the annual ploughing match of the YankaltUa Agricultural Society having also been held on Thursday. A public dinner was beld in connection with- the latter event at Lewis's Yankalill.i Hotel, and the proceed ings are reported in other columns.
MEADOWS. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
MEADOWS.. The mail question is oue of great interest with us just now. People residing on th« Bull's Creek line cannot understand why it should have been overlooked in the establish ment of a through service to the South. They urge that it is the direct and shortest line to Goolwa, the distance being oaly 51 miles. Action is about to be taken to urge on the Government the desirability of making the road from Finniss Flat to Goolwa, and with this view a public meeting will be held at the Meadows to-day.
CAPE JERVIS. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 25 August 1866
CAPE~JERVIS. The Resolute anchored at the Fishery on Thursday, the 16th .instant, and, after dis charging her cargo, took in 991 bags of silver lead ore from the Talisker Mine. She sailed on the 17th for Port Adelaide. The weather has been very fine of late, and the roads are drying up.