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AQUATICS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
AQUATICS. TO THE EDITOB. Sir^ — I recollect quite well when the Melbourne string-test gig Falcon gave the Edith that thrashing in January, 1867, with what defiant pride, and how exultingly, the Pelican Club pointed to its boat — the star of its shed— and challenged our boat-builders to turn out a match for her. Pooh ! the very idea of such an attempt was preposterous. I recollect, too. amid the Pelican bragadocio, how for a long time no one could be found in the workshops of our boat-builders plucky enough to combat the honor of the trade here. 'Twas no marveL It does not pay our boat-builders to put racing gigs together for such a purpose. I can prove it. The Falcon had all but got through her twelve months' holding of the championship, and was in a fair way to pass through the re mainder of her term unmolested, when, lo ! a brick arose (Mr. Michelinore), took up the defence of the reputation of his trade, and built the Prince Alfred. The builder was successful; the Falcon was nowh...
THE Chronicle and Mail. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1868. FARMERS' MEETINGS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
«A5?DBDAT, FEBRUA3EtY 8, 1868. FARMERS' iffiEETINGS. Meetings of farmers continue to he held througb.out the colony on the subject of agricultural distress. At nearly all of these meetings sad tales are told of heavy losses, pressing demands, and financial difficulty. At one time the question is how to raise the landlord's rent, or the mortgagee's interest; at another time it is how to meet the storekeeper and tradesman ; and then,-again, the question of seed wheat presses on the unfortunate farmer, who is at his wit's end to faiow how to sow his land next season. It is very distressing to read the many reports of these melancholy meetings ; and. stall more so to know that the complaints made are but too well founded. But amidst the prevailing gloom and; darkness a ray or two of light every now and then breaks in. We occasionally hear of landlords forgiving their tenamts a year's rent -of others forgiving them half a year's rent, and so on with mortgagees and agents. Tbis is as it s...
SHIPPING NEWS. ARRIVED. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
??c/ii .via-'.-.-. : .?- » ::?'.': ?'..*:.'?' .'i *?:?'' .'-.'' -.?'r: . ARRIVED. . . ? ' ? SM3JBPAT, FategAgg 1. : CYNTHIA, schooner, 65 tons, Charles Heath, ;r master, fromPoit Victor. Cargo- 4 baleB wool, ?:: Acraman, Main, Lindsay and Co. ; 10 -skins; -3 '?; hides, 18 pkg3. tallow, F.B. Jones ana Go. ; -21 _v; -i pkgsi sundries, 1 bale, 1 bag wool, 45 empty :-: casks, Order. ..'-.,._. *r OASSINA; barque, 254 j-tontv John Dalael, 'master, from Newcastle January 22. J. Bickers, igerit. - :' -? ? ?' '-u - : '? ?'- r:: ??????-* -. PHILLIS, brig, 230 tons, C Lakie, master, from Newcastle January 22. J. Sicken,; agent. .' .,,,;.. .? ?... . ... .; . ? , .- ./? ? = '. . .. Sunday, ~Fbbrvasy% *?PENOLA, iteamer, 500 tons, Fred.. P. Snewin, master, from Melbourne via Port MadDonnell and Port Robe. G. Young, agent, Town and Port. Passengers— Miss 3EUis^ the.. Bev. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews, Blasters tP&Iker,., Andrew*; andTwopeny, and Mr. itxthurLeafee, in. the 'cabin 5 and 32 in the ste...
TO CORRESPONDENTS [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
^ aTO CORRESPOlfDEKTa: FfiEETEABBB-^Much too personaL Why not argue the question on its Intzinsic merits ? I/AKK.— Some have already appeared in our paper ; others we shall insert as occasion serves. Patbick Eifsii.— You must work out your problenij in detail, or w» cannot vublieh it, I-, I«OOKl!a-ON (Mehrose, lias not given us the guarantee of his real name. ~ r Mr,; J. MAHOSfET (Port). —When was the case you mention reported? ? A Ratepatbe.- ^We are npt^ in possession of , any information on. the subject ^ of- the Town Clerk's emoluments beyond what appeared in our recent report of the discusBion in Council on ! the subject. ; ?.'..?.?
COMMERCIAL WEEKLY EPITOME. Advertiser and Chronicle Offices. Friday evening, February 7. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
CO MM EEC I AL .? ? ? -? ?? ,- ~^ ? . — « ; ? ' ? ? ? WEEKLY EPITOME. Advertiser and Ckronxde Offices, Vjr ? .-?.,...,; Friday evening, February 7. ; Geseeal Mjebchahdise.— The market for imported goods rontinueB in about the game state in whicb.it has been for some tima p st. A line here aiid there attracts attention ; but there is a - total absence of any -speculative feel ing, and the tran-a tions entered into are prin cipally to m«*et actual ttiwle requirements. ShabeMabket.— The share market during the week ' has been very dull ; holders of ill dividend paying stocks are asking prices in ad vance of quotations, and show little disposition to sell. For National Banks £6 is asked.. A few Bank of Adelaides have changed hands at £4 18s. , The Moonta Directors, on February 5, paid another dividend of £5 per share. The Gas Company have_ declared a dividend of 7s. 6d. per shareipn fhares 1 to 6,000, payT, able on Friday, February 14. / We understand__that sii.ntpnjths' leave .of absen...
RAILWAY TIME TABLES. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
RAILWAY TIME TABLES. Adelaide to Port ;-^7r30, 3.10, JLLO, 12.0, 1.40 3.30, 5.20. 8.0.^Sundays -9.0, £30,3.30, 5.30. Port to Adelaide ^-^8.20, lOJO, l£0, 1.40, 2.30, 4.^30, 6.15, 9.0.-iSundays— 10.0, 2.20, 4.30, &30. NOBTHEBN RAILWAY. ' : Adelaide... ..A 7. 0 li.45 4.30 North, Adelaide ... 7.4 11.49 4.34 Dry Creek... ...- 7.20 — 4.50, alisbury ... ... 7.35 12.20 5.0 * mifli&eld... ... 7.50 12.35 ;S.2O GawlerTown „.?] &10 12.55, ti.40 Goods only. r GawlerTown ..: 1 8.20 -'—?'. %ffl Freeling ... ...1' 8.45 — ' &15 Boseworfhy ... | 9.15 ^- 8.45r Xapunda ... ... J 9.45 — 7.15 TIP 7BA2KS. ??'.' ' '' Sapunda ... '... 7. 0 — 1 '4.30 »»eling ... ;.. 7.30 — 1 5. 0 Eoseworttry ... 7.48 — j 5.18 Sawlsr ... ... «. 5 — I 5^35 Mix. Trains. Gawler ... ... 8.15 1.30 .- j 5.45: Smithneld ... 8.39 145 J 6.0 Salisbury... ... 8.45 % Q 6.15; IhyCreek ... 9. O — 6.30; .MotHi Adelaide ... 9.16 2.31 6.46 Adelaide ... ... j 9.25 2.40 6.55' Sunday trains leave Adelaide for Kap...
KING GEORGE'S SOUND TIME TABLE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
KING GEORGE'S SOUND TIME -.. : ? -,?;,. ..'TABLED..-.; :' X^;, .- ! Due at the Sound' .-. from. England. ; Marcn8;-: ?? April &v April&). May 28. June 25. July 23. £«gu*620. SepteiiberlJ, October 15. November 12. Dae at the Sound : ? ft- England. ; ISSMFebiuaiy .it i ? March 10, - April 7. i May 3. May3L. .... June 28. ' ' July26. - i August 23. : September 20. i October 20/ ; ? November 17. 1 ? It mil hence beseenthatour present aajgmge- : inents will not at all: suit the FebruaryTnail, : . -whilst for the March mail the branch steamer : would have to be at the Sound two days earlier than her homeward mail -was due, if she wanted; !*o bring away &ie outward man. ; 'The April: dates suit v^''*m'n.^.lidV''af(ier'3uti£e'dis-.; crepaney increases from three to five days each \ month against thia colony. . ? .;
SOLAR AND LUNAR CALENDAR FOB FEBRUARY, 1868. (Compiled specially for this Paper.) PHASES OF THE MOON. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
; SOLAR AND %TmARX3AtstmM¥OSi ;??'??' ; - . FBBSITABY, 1868. ' (Compiled specially, for this Paper.} ? PHASES' OF THE MOON. ?'.?': First Quarter- ... 2nd day, 3h. 30m. a,m - Full Moon ... „. '8th.day, €h.'49m.p.ni.: Jtast Quarter... ... 15th day, 6h. 31m. p.m.; New Moon ... ;.. 23rd day, llh. 34m. p.m. 'Days. ?nn ' ®un Moon Moon \ J : rises. «ets.v rases. «ets. ; . : A.M. ii.iL - ,m£ : -b.hl. I 1 5.24 7.4 : 31.52 1L23 I 2 5.25 7.3 p.m.0.54 a,m. ? 3 5.26 ?.%?' J.5T QA , 4 5.27 7.1 ,312 0.50 5 &28 7.0 4.5 1.42 1 6 5-29 €.59 5.7 2.41 i 7 5.30 €.58 8.3 3.46 8 5.31- 6.57 '.. 6.54 4.51 9 5.32 6.56 7.39 &5 : 10 5.33 6.55 a?0 7.14 11 5.34 6.54 9.T) S.23 12 5.35 6.53 9.37 9.27 13 5.36 6.52 10.13 10.29 14 5.37 6.51 10.51 1L30 ' 15 5.38 6.S0 11.29 p.mJO.28 16 .5.39 6.49. a.m,; -1123 17 5.40 6.48 0.9 12.16 18 5.41 6.47 0.53 .. 3.8 \ 19 5.42 6.46 3.39- 3.55 20 5.43 6.45 2.28 4.40 '? 21 5.44 6.44 3.21 .5.20 \ 22 5.45 6.43 4.13 5.59 23 5.46 6.42 5.6 - 6.35 24 5.47 6.41 6.1 ^7.8. 25...
DISTRAINING ON SQUATTERS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
DISTRAINING ON SQUATTERS. There will be a rather unusual sale next Wednesday. The Government Auc tioneer (Mr. Parr), will offer at auction some 14,000 sheep, depasturing on a run in the Tatiara district. The sale is or dered by the Sheriff^ and the process is a distress for rent. ' 'In other words, the ; Government are seizing upon a squat ter's sheep for rent ; a proceeding at all events very unusual, and — so far as we remember — unprecedented. '[' We do not know . who the lessee is, although as the numbers of the leases are given in the advertisement, it would be very easy to discover. But we had rather not know, so that we may com- : meht upon the matter without the' impu tation of prejudice or favor. The firs . thing that strikes us is;' that for the Gof, yernment to. distrain for rent is a most unusual course. Not that it is there fore improper, but it .certainly is un usual. - Non-payment xit : rents invol ving forfeiture of lease, Governments have generally been content to d...
MARINE BOARD. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
MARINE BOARD. Monday. February 3. Present— The President and all the Wardens. A vote of thanks was accorded to Captain Smith for having acted as Chairman .during the President's absence. The President stated that he had seen the Treasurer, and that he had verbally stated that as the harbor-boat crew's services would not be further required, as under the present Marine Board Act ships cannot be charged harbor nilotasre. it would therefore be for the Board to consider, how they could provide places for those men forming the crew. He also pointed out that by the death of Mr. Nation there was a vacancy as Harbor-Master, and would there fore propose that Mr. Carson should be placed there. Captain Smith wished before any ap pointment was decided upon to bring before the notice of the Board the services of Captain G. W. Brown, who had made application for an appointment from the Board. . A long discussion ensued, wherein the Presi dent pointed out that it was not a question of considering ...
EDUCATION BOARD. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
EDUCATION BOARD. Monday. February 3. Present— Mr. W. G. Belt (Chairmanl, Mr. Wm. Cayenagh, M.P., Mr. A. S. Clark, Mr. E. Dewhirst (Second Inspector), and Mr. Jas. Bath (Secretary). Second Inspector's Report.— The Second Inspector's report on 14 schools in the Wallaroo district was read with the following remarks : — The schools included in this memorandum were fairly attended, considering the heat and the prevalence of low fever in some localities. They were also in a generally satisfactory state, with the exception of those conducted by Mrs. Burgess and Miss Bruce; who both require to be written to by the Secretary, to the effect that their licences will be endangered, unless their schools be improved.' Applications.-— Applications in form were received from William Anderson, Kapnnda; William D. Clint, Penwortham; John M. Howie, Yankalilla; and E. L. Plunkett, Penola. The Board directed that the three first-named schools should, be inspected ; but considered that a male teacher sho...
MEAT PRESERVING. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
MEAT PRESERVING. Although the meeting held the other day with reference to the formation of a Company for r preserving our surplus meat waB productive of no immediate result, we earnestly hope that the matter will not be allowed to drop, but that it will be again.taken up by men of capital, experience, and energy. To boil down sheep and cattle merely for thesakeof the tallow, is certainly, an ultimate resource against total loss, but it cannot be de pended upon as a permanent source of profit. But why should only the tallow be utilised? There is the lean flesh of the. animal, there are the bones, horns, hoofs, and skins ; whilst even the blood and offal ought to be made to bear a marketable value. In a word, every portion of the animal is capable of being turned to pro fitable account, whilst as a concomitant of an establishment ot the kind, pigs and poultry ought to be reared in enor mous quantities. But to throw away all except the fat is an unpardonable waste, and an unfailing me...
CENTRAL ROAD BOARD. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
CENTRAL KOAD BOARD. Tuesday, Febbuabt 4. Present -- Messrs. A. Hallett, J.P., Wm. Everard, M.P., H. E. Bright, M.P., R.*S. Kelly, J.P., Geo. McEwin, J.P., and Thos.' Play ford, Road Commissioners ; Mr. H. J. Andrews, Secretary ; Messrs. C. F. G. Ashwin, 0. T. Hargrave, A. Macaulay, and J. Morris, Superintending Surveyors; and the following District Chairmen : — Messrs. F. Easedow (Tanunda), G. Scoular (Mnnno Para Esist), W. M. Gray (West Torrens), and S. Wilson (Queenstown and Albertpn). THE MEMBERS. This being the first meeting of the recently elected Board, each of the members took the usual oath. ' CHAIEMAS. Mr. Alfred Hallett was unanimously elected -Thg.i-rmn.i-i. Noeth District. The Superintending Surveyor's usual monthly report to January 31 was read as annexed : — Contracts Completed. No. 2,204. North-East Branch, making 29 chains road through Truro. Completed satis factorily. No. 2,205. Greenock and Bagot's Gap-road, leaking 18£ chains road at Hum phrey's HilL Satisfactoril...
AMERICAN PRISONS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
AMERICAN PRISONS. An American paper says : — ' We went over the Eastern Penitentiary of Pensylvania, once before described by Charles Dickens in bis. American notes. 'Jhe penitent ary contains 571 prisoners, the largest number they have ever had within the walls ; all of them men, except about 20 women. They only keep here a sufficient number of women to do the neces sary washing and mending for the male pri soners. The longest sentence is that of a man sentenced to twenty-six years and a half im prisonment, sentence upon sentence, for an accumulation of crimes. The next longest term is that of a woman imprisoned for 18 years. The pris.n, built in galleries, mostly of two storeys, radiating from a centre, covers ten acres. Each man is in a separate cell, and no male prisoner can speak to another ; but each has an opportunity of conversing with the attendants once at least in the day. The women are sometimes put together, two in one ceU. Reformatory schools, by which in England child...
PORT CORPORATION. FRIDAY, JANUARY 24. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
PORT CORPORATION. Friday. January 24 Present — His Worship the Mayor, Councillors Bennett, Luehrs, and Hains. Town Clerk re ported overdraft £490 9a. 5d. ; rates collected to date, £2,063 7s. 7d. ; £3 had been collected since last meeting for dray licences, and £3 3s. for hire of Town Hall. Circular from Chief Secretary, stating Government would limit grant-in-aid of Corporations for current year to an equal amount to that collected by rates and expended, on construction . or repair or roads, streets, and bridges. Letter from Chief Secre tary, enclosing reports from Commissioner aad Inspector of the Metropolitan. Police, re specting proposed redaction in the num ber of police stationed at Port Adelaide, and stating that in consequence of these reports. Government hesitated to grant request of the Corporation. Overseer of Works weekly report. Town Clerk to write to Chief Secre tary, stating that as the reports of tbe Com missioner and Inspector of Police, shew that the principal duti...
GLENELG CORPORATION. FRIDAY, JANUARY 31. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 8 February 1868
GLENELG CORPORATION. Fbtoay. January 3L Present — Councillors Howard (in the chair), Whyte, Crook, and Hithcox. Minutes read and confirmed. Read letter from Mr, Roun sevell, requesting extension of time for allow ing a haystack to remain on his premises. To be granted on paying the licence-fee. The fol lowing objections to the new assessment were then considered: — New Glenelg Ward — W. Whyte, assessed, at £100, reduced to £90; J. Howard, asse^8e(^ at £40, confirmed; J. Pux ton, assessed at £24, reduced to £21; J. Mouck, assessed at £48, reduced t© £40. Glenelg Ward — A. Claussen, assessed at £140, reduced to £130 ; G.. Hambidge, assessed at £50, con firmed ; K Peachey, assessed at £60, confirmed ; S. Beck, assessed at £60, reduced to £55 ; T. Lunniss, assessed at £10, confirmed ; A. Cun ningham, assessed at £35, confirmed. St. Leonard's Ward — T. Lunniss, assessed at £8, confirmed ; Mrs, Barclay, assessed at £40, re duced to £35; G. Paqualin, assessed at £30, con firmed; P. Cook, a...