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CORONERS' INQUESTS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
CORONERS' INQUESTS. The number of inquests held in 1887 wat 22-i, of which 168 wore on bodies and 08 on nres. In 1866 they were 212, of which 172 were upon bodies and 40 on fires. In 1865 they were 206, comprising 150 ou bodies and 56 ou fir*}8. The utuuber ol inquests on bodies, compared with our limited population, seems ex ceedingly Urge. Last year there were 42 inquests held on bodies in the city of Adelaide and within 15 miles.
DESTRUCTION OF MESSRS. D. & W. MURRAY'S STORE BY FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
ipE$TBXJt!TlbKbF JffESiSBS. JX & W. MORRAY'S STORE BY FIRS. .. . The most serious ifire whfich has ^ocurred in Adelaide for taxaj -years broke oat on Saturday morning, and resulted iu the almost total destruction of Messrs. D. & W. Murray's fine wholesale drapery stores i jiKiag William-street. This building was -rjrected and occupied in 1868 by yMessra. p. Levi & Co., but laat ?year the Messrs. lIurraT moved into it. 'Before referring to'tfie fire, a few words as to the arrangement of tie building will make the narrative more clear.. The ground floor of the front part of the bailding was sooupied by Mr. Murray's office*; and also by the offices of Mr. Henry Sc«.^ tije Agent fo«r the Eagle, Marine, and Cornwall FireandiifeAssuraneeCompanicB The whole of the first floor of this front part were used for -theatufi* and fancy departments in the -warehouse. At the near there was a very extensive store, having two floors, and a cellar ran under the whole buildi'ug....
LEAVES FROM OUR NOTE-BOOK. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
IjteAVESFROM OUR' NOTE-BOOK. Sir Cusack Roney is ; writing a work on railwaya, which was still in the press .when the last mail left, A brief ar ticle or chapter from this new book has been forwarded to the Australasian, and published by that journaL This article gives statistics respecting the mileage and cost of railways i° the -reapeetiTe colonies. The information re specting the colonies certainly is not brought down to *he latest dates, for we read ' An exten^11 -frwR Sandhurst to the Murray River at Echnca, 66 miles long, ia in progresB, tod wllli)e opened ^iert year 1 ' Then, again, as ib the aceuraeg of some of the .statements, we read :—' The South Australian railway extends from Adelaide in a directibn towards1 Murray filyer, not far from where it flows into Lake AiexanaM,' -'?.?'?:'?'. ?.'-..?' '. ; ?',. '''''. - At various times the question of the exporta tion of horjjos to Imdia hat been brought forward : inore; «r lera prominently in Australia. This Argus has .again: ...
THE SOUTH-EASTERN DISTRICT. NO. X. NARRACOORTE AND KINCEAIG—RIVAL TOWNSHIPS—LOCAL INSTITUTION TRADE AND TRAFFIC. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
tM ^dmrn-mmm^ district. [By our Special CofreS©!«iii.'int^ JSCf, X. ifAKKACO'oitiB AND BttlGMAlCH^x lyAJ- TtfWWSHifS — liOCAl t»'S*&'Bifl©5kvS~ Trade a1H- THaftIc. The spirit of lirairy which pr'Siteiiti nates in the British mind is lsa-geijf develqp'ed in the movement irbidi, bteing in fafifc the opp6srtion- of a neW ©d^erH: ment township' to' afl oliiei: one ertftb lished by private ^terptise, may be briefly designated — ^Nar^aefeorfe refisttB Kincraig. Many years ago, iff tfie day* of the early settlement of the Mosqtfl^i1 Plains, an enterprising settler laid out on purchased land the present township of Kincraig. Although the site was not a happily chosen one, the allotments were readily purchased, and hdusfeSj ShopSj stores, and other buildings incidental to * thriving rural towiislup *ere erected from time to time. A considerable population was attracted tb the Spot, veste\i interests were de veloped thefe, and people naturally ar ranged their places, and btfilt their ...
Critics of Wit and Humor. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
.' . ?.??'- — — -*? — - ?'.'?? 'What shopkeepers are likeliest to be imposed upon?— Greengrdettfa- What is that which is often found where it is not?— Fault. How do young ladies show their dislike to moustaches f— By setting their faces against them. ' '.Well, wife, you can't say I ever contracted bad habits. ' — ' No, sir; you generally expanded them.11 ; ? ? - ' . The -l luxury of grief.' Tfiis, I take it^ means to have yure tinkle die and leave you £2,000, and yu cryi-^-JiwA Sittings. A merchant knowing little of geography, oft hearing that one of his. vessels was in jeopardy, - exclaimed ' Jeopardy, Jeopardy, where's that?' ' Are you not afraid that your'*ife wUl get married again. wien you die?' 'VJs.Jiope she may, as there 'will be one who will know how to pity me.' ...' . ; j A miserly bailiff, desiring an appropriate epat of arms, adopted one representing a, tin plate, jover which was placed a fork, signifying Fork over the tin.' ;. , ? ? ? An old maid is more, liberal than ...
STATISTICAL RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
-STATISTICAL EETURNS. Weluivjj received from Mr. Shoppard, of tlu: Att«irn«y--ienerarH oltice, a tew sta tistic* which trill not bu without interest to the public. We find that in the year 1SC/7 theie wei-e 'SI preferable lions «m wool, rcj»resonUng the produce of 257,501 hIkh'jj, the aniouat «t the lien beutg ^7^,510 In 18(-(i tlie number of liens **4 '22, repr.-Benting 21-i,:i87 sheep, and £'tl4)7ib. The number of sheep and '-ii!i«.Hi»i of lieu wore, however, greater in I Sii.'i thfc.n in either of the following ye irn, tlie wool ttj--m which thero was a prefcr *Mf lien rapruKentiiiir, for that year, :iO6.fit:i Blieup, «ud £g3,(il7. The liiort fc'i^ea on live stock in IH67 were 154, coinpriuinty 49U.437 sheop, 7l-* tuiniod cattle, anJ 1J49 tames ; tho at,'irrL«»t« amount l«nt on them being £320,601*. The aggregate amount lejjt on finiilar geeurity in 1866 was £266,031; and^^. 1865, only £106,796. The year 1865 shiwed, however, a lower amount, of mortgages on live stock than the av...
ARRIVAL OF THE MAIL. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
ARRIVAL OF 'THE ..MAIL, ^ ' 'The Mn0sh Mail iiaaf ^arrived :%ifl inoniib. ssaili „? cbinniendablje ^pxmctuality, ; and fi»e TewB it has fercy/ighi 1b of more than, usual interest. Fern/ aiiMm has been rampant. The snake 'ythaifa '.was; supposed to be Miled by the execution briaie Man chester oonspikators wasr only scotched, and has shown more Wiality than ever. We refer bur rreaders -to/ ih$ 'graphic ac-r ?count of the movement, (ifhich culminated ia the bloTying up of i the Glerkenwell House ©fr Correction, gpjren. in the letter of oar EnslifiiiHCorresnoindent. This act of folly ^d wickedness lias created the greatest cbiisternation in ^England,-' iand the GoTernmeht have;, taiken Tigoirous ' measures to prepare for, any further but-' break which. ma,y take place. The con- , stabulary force has been increased, special constables havfc fceeu sw;6rii. ^SSn/ and posts! /which ^jere :giipposed^ to bff -vTiinprable aayebeen str^ig&enedbyjnili- -fcary. It would, appear that the, ...
COMMERCIAL. WEEKLY EPITOME. Advertiser and Chronicle Offices, Friday evening, February 14. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
COMMERCIAL. WEEKLY EPITOME. Advertiser and dtronide Offices, . : . ? ? Friday evening, February 14. General Business. — The import market has been void of animation during the week, and although the advices by the mail show a falling off in the exports to these colonies, yet up to the present time no improvement has mani fested itself. The news of a further fall in the value of our principal staples is dispiriting, especially to the pastoral and mining interests, and has had a somewhat depressing effect upon trade generally. The sales effected since our last report have mostly been on a moderate scale, with very little alteration in prices. Brandies incase, of choice brands, continue very scarce, and rates are higher. Candles move off in trade lots at about our quotations. Cornsacks are still exceedingly dull of sale, with a droop ing tendency. Ceylon plantation coffee is in better supply, and prices are not so firm. The market is bare of Java. Kerosine is quiet. Currants have found...
IMPOUNDING NOTICES. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
IMPOUNDING NOTICES. [From the Gfovemment Gaeette, February 13.1 COROMANDEL VALLEY, Section 936 (nearest Post Office, Belair), G. Thiselton, Poundkeeper — One dark brown mare, branded like FI with blotch brand under near shoulder, SF conjoined off shoulder, saddle marked, scar on off hip, shod all round. If not claimed, will be sold March 9. 1868, at noon. HANSON (Hundred of), Section 2208, near the Cross Roads Inn (nearest Post-Office, Koo ringa), M. Leggo, Poundkeeper — One bay horse, black points, like 3 near shoulder. If not claimed, will be sold March 9, 1868, at noon. HOOKINA (nearest Post-Office, Kanyaka), James D. Finn, Poundkeeper — One chesnut horse, white blaze in face, branded like 9 or q with J under near shoulder, B near thigh ; one dark chesnut horse, near fore and near hind foot white, branded K near shoulder. If not claimed, will be sold March 9, 1868, at noon. MEADOWS (nearest Post-Office, Meadows), Wm. Ellis, Poundkeeper— One white cow, near horn down, off horn up,...
YATALA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
YATALA. February 10. — All present. The following communications were received and orders made : — From Commissioner of Crown Lands, a circular stating that from the votes for medical attendance and medicines for sick des titute poor the amount set apart for this dis trict is £25 5s. ; that the medical gentleman appointed will be required to attend all desti tute patients in the district on the written re commendation of the District Chairman; and also all cases of sudden illness or casualty among the destitute poor, whether so recom mended or not. Order — Doctor Fisher, of Salisbury, to be recommended for the appoint ment. Memorials recommending W. Gurney as Ranger. Four memorials for road repairs. Consideration deferred to next meeting. Tenders were accepted for supply of about 1,300 yards of stone, in contracts of from 50 to 70 yards, and at priceB from 2s. lOd. to 3s. 6d. per yari
YANKALILLA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
YANKALILLA. February 8.— Present— AU. The Inspector reported cutting and building culvert on Barrett's-road completed. Tenders to be in vited for metalling at junction of district road with main road at Normanville. Mr. T. Ayris to be informed that he must keep portion of road at Hay Flat in goed repair according to agreement. Messrs. Lethby and Renowden re* quested, with Inspector, to examine road through Mr. J. Smith's section, to have cut and formed. Mr. Lethby reported having let filling of holes in road near Mr. Hatcher's for 15s. Resolved that carting of metal on certain roads be let to ratepayers applying, to the amount of their rates. Letter read from Mr. Lowe, solicitor, in reference to the nuisance proceed ing from Mr. Holmes's .-slaughteryard, &c. ; re solved ihat a public meeting be called to decide if Council shall take legal proceedings.
INTERCOLONIAL COMMERCIAL. VICTORIA. [From our Special Reporter.] [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
INTERCOLONIAL COMMERCIAL. VICTORIA. [From our Special Reporter.] The business of the past week has not been characterised by any special activity. A great want of animation in all branches of trade having manifested itself. A considerable quantity of Java sugars passed under the ham mer from the hands of the importers, at prices which, considering their condition all round, may be said to have been fair market rates. Privately, sugars move off slowly — the prices asknd, however, show that holders are not at all inclined to give way to the middle men, so as to induce thorn to purchase. Breadstuffs have been uncommonly quiet during the week, and prices for flour have shown signs of weak ness, although quotations are maintained at last week's figures, viz., £15 to £15 103. for Victorian ; £13 10s. in bond for Tasmanian ; aud £18 103. to £19 for Adelaide. The Sydney market, which had .offered inducements to shippers, is now fully supplied for a time, some four or five vessels having arr...
WHOLESALE PRICES OF COLONIAL PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 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 items (especially of wholesale) we refer to the Daily Market Report. Bran, Is. Id. to Is 2d ; pollard, Is 3d. to Is 6d ; English oats, 3s 6d to 4s 6d; Cape do, 2s 6d to 3s ; Cape barley, 2s. 3d. to 2s. 9d ; English do, 3s 9d to 5s 6d. PABM PBODUCE. Bicon, 7^d per lb; hams, 8d; butter, fresh, 7d to lOd ; cheese, 5d to 6d per lb ; lard, 7d per lb ; onions, 6s per bag ; potatoes, 5s'3d per bag ; colonial jams — Baspberry, lid ; all other kinds, 6d to 8d ; eggs, 5d to Sd per doz. WHOLESALE MEAT MARKET. Wholesale prices of carcass meat daring the week hare been— beef, 20s to 25s per 100 lbs. ; sheep, whole, 2d per lb ; lambs, 8s to 10s ; veal, 6d .to 7d per lb ; pork, 6d. TANNERS' GOODS. Bark, 21 ; bones, 2f 10s to 31; hoofs, 21 10s ; hides, each, 7s to 14s ; shanks, per ton, 61 ; calfskins, Is t...
TO MIGRATION AND EMIGRATION. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
IBf MIGRATION AND EMIGRATION. Return of passengers - inwards and outwards at Port Adelaide, during the week ended Satur day, February 8, 1868:— Inwabds. — Male adults, 12; female adults, 5 ; male children, 1 ; female children, 3. OUTWABDS.— Male adults, 24 ; female adults, 25 ; male children, 11 ; female children, 9.
PARA WIRRA. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail — 15 February 1868
PARA WIRRA. February 8. —Present— Mr. Wm. Scott (Chair man), Councillors Tippett, Levett, Wheaton, and Harvey. Clerk produced assessment of current year confirmed at Local Court, Guine racha. Mr. Tippett empowered to put on two laborers on cutting and other work required -near Mr. Bundey's. Circular from Crown Lands Office relative to name of medical officer. Clerk to write to late Surveyor on North-East-road for map of district. Mr. Timothy McCarthy attended, requesting Council to use influence with Central Road Board in getting him rein stated as stationman ; Council: considering him worthy of sympathy and assistance, forwarded application on his behalf signed by all the mem bers. Meeting of ratepayers to adopt rate to be advertised for 29th inst., and that Couneil meeting be held at 8 a.m. same day.