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MINTARO. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT) December 21. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
MINTARO. (fbom oub OWS coesebpondent ) December 21. .Nothing of importance has occurred in our quiet little township of late. Yesterday was the most fearful and disagreeable day that the oldest inhabitants ever remember witnessing. The whole district appeared to be filled up with dost from morning till evening. The topsof several haystacks and the roofs of bouses were blown off by the continual gusts of wind; in fact, it was equally as bad as Black Thursday, and fully deserves the designation of Black or Bed Monday, as the dust was of a reddish hue. On Friday last a fine mob of horses belonging to Mr. Fowler, of Yorke's Peninsula, were put up by auction at Mr. J. Bleecbmore's yards. The sale, however, proved a failure, which may be laid to the unusual depression of the times. I am informed that a few private sates took place afterwards. EFFECTS OF ADVEBTISING.-Lecture with out bills-place half filled j realised £5. Lec ture with bills, cost 10s-Place more than full; amount £9. Moral...
IMPOUNDING NOTICES. (From the "Government Gazette," Dec. 16.) [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
IMPOUNDING NOTICES. (From tbe "Government Gazette," Dec. 16.) Impounded at the public pound, section 149, Spring Gully, Hundred of Clare (Sevenhills nearest poet office), J. Dugan, Sen., pound keeper-Bay horse, bang tail, black point?, JP near shoulder, co off shoulder; one red and white beifer, 2 near rump, 2 near ribs. If not claimed, will be sold Jan. 3,1870, at noon. Impounded at the Melrose public pound (neatest post office, Melrose-C. Yates, pound keeper-Small bay mare, small star, saddle marked, like T over I or r with JR over db under near shoulder; grey mare, like WM near neck, PB with w over w off shoulder. If not claimed, will be sold Jan. 10,1870, at noon. Impounded at the public pound, section 2208, Hundred of Hanson, near the CroBS Roads Inn (nearest post office, Kooringe)-M. jLeggo, poundkeeper-Bay-colt, star, like, italic x x or italic x with Y blotched off shoulder. If not claimed, will be sold Jan. 3,1870, at noon. -Bay horse, black points, like T over JP near shou...
ROCHESTER. (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.) December 21. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
ROCHESTER. (FBOX OUB OWIOORBSSPONDENT.) December 21. Harvest Is well set in, bat reapers are much detained in consequence of the weather being so changeable. We have had some fearful hot weather lately. Last Tuesday was one of the hottest days I ever experienced, and old residents up here cold me that they have never seen such a day as last Tuesday; the dust came in clouds, which made it impossible for man or beast to face it, which, together with scorching hot winds, which woe exceedingly strong, caused the day to be very disagreeable. So less than three roofs have been blown off by the wind, which has also done considerable damage to the wheat crop?, shaking out a great deal of the grain.
THE GOLDFIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
THE GOLDFIELDS. Tbe Evening Journal's correspondent of the 17th December writes as follows: "The principal event of the week was of course the demonstration at the starting of the new crushing machine-y of what might with propriety he termed tbe Gawler and Barossa Crushing Company. The large number of visitors from Adelaide, Gawler, and tfce sur rounding districts showed the interest felt in this long-wisbed-for event. From all I can learn, there seems to be bet one opinion amongst the diggers-that the result reflects the highest credit upon the directors, mar.ager, contractor, and workmen. Our respected post master, Mr. Soebels, exhibited a handsome cake of gold, over 50 ounces in weight, on Friday, and again at the dinner on Monday. He pur chased it of Hulbert, Watts, and party. The parcel was obtained, together with several ounces of loose gold, from 46 tons of cement, out of tbe last and poorest part of tlieir claim on Victoria Bill £imcox and party, Goddard's Hill, have just ha...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
HRISTMAS DAY j^STIVAL. On Christmas Day, a SERMON will be preached in the Weeleyan Church, Clare, by the Ser. Henry Bath, of Kapunda, service to com mence at half-past 10 a.m. In the afternoon, a PUBLIC TEA MEETING- will be held in the Town Hall, to commence at 4 o"clock. Tickets ior Tea, Is 63; Children half-price. In the eveaing, a LECTURE will be given by the abuvenamed gentleman, in the WeBleyan Church, on ** Christianity and Modern Civili sation." Chair to be taken at 7 o'clock by Thomas Moyees, Esq. On Sunday, Dec. 26, TWO SERMONS will be preached in the Clare Wesleyan Church, by the Rev. Henry Bath; in the morning at half-past 10, and evening at 6. Collections will be made on Christmas Day and Sunday in aid of the Trust Funds. The RAC£S advertised to take place on the Clare Course on New Year's Day, WILL COME OFF ON MONDAY, JANUARY 3rd, being a Public Holiday. jp RIME HEIFERS. CHRISTMAS BEEF!!! The Undersigned beg to call the attention of their numerous Customers and the Publ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
L ABE S TE A M FLO V B AND CHAFF MILLS, CHARLES KIMBER, PROPRIETOR. Flour, Br&n,_ Pollard, Ghafij and Crushed Com always for Bale. J^ UBUBN. BBEWEBI. The BEST XXX PALE ALB and PORTER In the colony are to be bad at THE AUBURN BREWER?* The Proprietor obtained the FlBST PBIZE for ALE at tbe GREAT NORTHERN EXHIBITION, 1869. AP A E T K E , . Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer, CLARE. N.B.-FUNERALS FURNISHED on tbe most reasonable term JAMES GREENWOOD,] CHEMIST, AND DRUGGIST, BOOKSELLER, STATIONER,! AND NEWS AGENT* MAIN STREET, CLARE. P E B C Y , W . DYER, CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST, KOORINGA, BURRA BURRA. Jjl WHITFOBD,; SADDLE AND HABNfSS MAKER, MINTARO. All orders promptly attended to. BE B N S T E I N, J. TAILOR, PROFESSED TROUSERS AND BREECHES MAKER,j| MAIN £TREET, Glai»E. AU orders executed on tbe shortest notice,] and most reasonable t« rms. All sorts of Sewing Machines repaired. Jg AND C. BECKM AN N, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL BUTCHERS AND SAUSAGE MAKERS. J M c C A U L , WATCH AND CLOCK MAE...
COMMERCIAL. "Northern Argus," office, Thursday, December 23. ADELAIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
COMMERCIAL. Northern Argus," office, Thursday, December 23, ADELAIDE. Whpof 4A Flour, £10 5s to £1210s CLABE. Wheat, new, 39 3d Flour, £10 per ton of2000 lbs Bran, Is 3d per bushel Pollard, Is 6d per bushel Chaff, £5 Fresh butter Is 3d per lb Potted butter, Is Eggs, 9d per doz Bacon, 8d per lb Ham, 9d. Cheese, colonial, Is Potatoes, 2d per lb AIJBUBN. Wheat, nominal; flour, 24s per bag; bran, Is 2d per bushel; pollard, Is 4d per bushel; chaff, £5 per ton; bread, 4d per 2ib loaf; Beef, 5d to 6d per lb; mutton, 2d to 3d per lb.
ORIGINAL POETRY. CHRISTMAS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
ORIGINAL POETRY. i CHRISTMAS. Old Father Christmas now agaiu Comes jovial o'er the plains, And with his eleefui merry face, Sweeps backward all our paius. Around the poor man's dwelling he A biilliant halo throws; Wfcat gift so kind can mortal give As this which he bestows ? He makes the desolate and lone Awhile to mock the pain That gnaws his vital sinking heart, And makes it leap again. He peeps within the farmer's door: "Be happy now," says he; " Ne'er mind the harvest, nor the crops, While I remain with thee. " Cast back dull care and Bad regrets, Vexation, dread, and gloom ; Short is our passage, hand in hand, Ere sink I in the tomb. " That tomb old Time has carved for all, Which bears * Oblivion's' name ; That holds the records of each day, And seals them all the same.' "Then bang your halls with hol'y bush, Plucked freshly, green, and brightj Let mirtletoe your rooms adorn ; Both young and old-delight!"
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY. THURSDAY, DEC. 16. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY. Thubbdat, Deo. 16. As the Attorney-General was absent, the Hon. R. B. Andrews postponed his motion of non-confidenoe after a discussion upon a motion for adjournment. The Treasurer laid a paper on the table, and the House adjourned till Tuesday next. TUESDAY, DEC 21. Notice was given by the Hon. Mr. Andrews of his motion-" That this House is dissatisfied with the present Ministry"-for Tuesday, 4th January, as he understood that the Attorney General was not well enough to bo in the Howe that day. Other business was gone through, and the Treasurer proposed that the Government busi ness be postponed till 4tli January, the same being carried. Many persons have considered that the poi son supposed to have been used in Italy by the noted Lucresia Borgia and others, and which has been believed to hare been extracted from noxious reptile?, has been extinct* and its composition unknown for many centuries. An incident occurred shortly after the last revolu tion in Italy whi...
ARRIVAL OF THE ENGLISH MAIL. COPPER[?]ULL. AUSTRALIAN TALLOW BRISK. WHEAT 51s TO 52s. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
ARRIVAL OF THE ENGLISH MAIL. COPPER LULL. AUSTRALIAN TALLOW BciISK. WHEAT 51s TO 52s. The English mail arrived at Adelaide on Monday. We condense the following sum mary of news from the Adelaide papers: LATEST TELEGRAMS. London, Nor. 19; Galle, Dec. 1. The success of the Suez Canal is now an established fact, the opening ceremonies having been performed on the 17th inst., when a banquet was given by Baron Lessop-*, who in a speech urged the necessity of judicial reforms in Egypt. A fleet of vessels conveying the Em press Eugenie, the Emperor of Austria, the Dutch and Prussian Princes, and- other dis tinguished visitors, besides members and repre sentatives from the several European Chambers of Commerce, arrived at Isrralia from Port Said in eight hours. Four large vessels have arrived at Ismalia from Sues; the entire length of the canal has, therefore been traversed by sailing ships. The Czar of Bussia ha# received the son of Emir of Bokhara at St. Petersburg. The Em peror took the ...
COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
COMMERCIAL. 1 The ttsr;k of England has raised the rate of discount to 3 per cent. Colonial securities are steady. South Aus tralian Six per Cents, 112J. Tallow is steady at former rates. Hides were in good demand, and prices rule firm. Australian leather is selling at to Jd per lb. over former rates. Mimosa bark, fine ground, £8 5s per ton. Wallaroo copper, £74 1©.'. Exports to Adelaide for the month amount to £81,772, being an increase of £2,457 over last month. The gross exports to Australian colonies are £280,748 in excess of last month, the increase being nearly absorbed by Melbourne. The number of wool sales has been increased. There will now be five series in a year instead of four. The £rain market presents little alteration. Best Adelaide wheat may be quoted at 51s to 52?, and flour at 35s to 37s per per 280 lbs.
KAPUNDA. (FROM OUR OWK CORRESPONDENT.) December 23. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
KAPUNDA. (ffiOH OUB OWK OOBBB8POHDENT.) December 23. On Monday afternoon we were visited bj a terrific storm, such as I suppose this colony has never before experienced - a strong wind blowing from the Borth-west, bringing such a clcud of dust as to darken the town for about ten minutes. The gas was lighted, which gave tl.e place an appearance of midngkt. A num ber of the inhabitants thought the Judgment Day had come. The storm carried away several 100b. Business is very dull.
CLARE CORPORATION. MONDAY, DECEMBER 20. SPECIAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
CLARE CORPORATION. MONDAY, DECEMBER 20. SPECIAL MEETING. Present-Toe Mayor, and Councillors Powell, Pateraon, Smith, Fete, and Treleavan. Councillor Powell proposed, and Councillor Felt seconded-That one person be appointed to fill the offices of Town Clerk, Valuator, and Collector for tbe town of Clare for the ensuing season. Carried. Proposed by Councillor Powell, and seconded by Councillor Treleavan-That the present Town Clerk fill the aforesaid offices at a salary of £80 per annum. Carried. Although this being a special meeting, a cer tificate was read from Dr. Bain in favor of a destitute person, and the Clerk was directed to write to the Destitute Board, Adelaide. Councillor Paterson proposed that an In spector t f Nuisances be appointed. Councillor Powell proposed as an amend ment, and Councillor Smith seconded-That this motion be held over till next month. Carried. Councillor Paterson proposed, and Councillor Powell seconded-Th*t a vote of thanks be awarded to the Clerk for ...
ARMAGH SCHOOL EXAMINATION. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
ARMAGH SCHOOL EXAMINA TION. We had the pleasure on Friday last of being present at tbe public examination of this school, conducted by Mr. Crosby. Shortly after tbe hour appointed (1 o'clock) the visitors gra dually commenced taking their seats, tbe children, numbering 85, being ranged in order at their desks. A little delay here occurred on account of the non-arrival of the examiners, the expected chairman, Dr. Webb, having been detained upon urgent business How- ever, shortly after half-past 1, Dr. Bain arrived, and took possession of the post. E.B.Gleeson, Esq., through indisposition, was unable to attend, and the examination was proceeded with under Dr. Bain till about 4 o'clock, when that gentleman being obliged to leave through calls of his professional duties, Dr. Webb, who had been present about half an hour, took the seat vacated by him. The first class of children that were examined were those of five years and under. We thought them rather backward at grammar, but very go...
SUMMARY OF NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
SUMMARY OF NEWS. The Karl of Derby died at Xnowsley on the 23rd, after about a fortnight's ilibm, from gout. Lord Stanley succeds to the Earldom. Mr. Peabody returned a few days ago from the United States to London, and lay for some days in a precarious state at his London resi dence. He died last nighty honored and es teemed by all. . Earl Granville has sent up a strong despatch definitely refusing to allow British troops to remain in New Zealand. A frightful accident occurred lately on board her Majesty's gun vesssel Thistle, at Sbeernes?. Her engines were on trial, when -the boiler burst. Seven persons were killed, and 15 in jured-11 very seriously, several of whom can- not live. There seems to be a probability of the early issue of the long-delayed medal for services in New Zealand. The riband has just been exhi- bited at the orderly-room of the 1st battalion 12th Regiment at Aldershot. The riband has blue fringe and a red stripe down the centre. The following regiments and corp...
MONDAY'S DUST STORM. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 24 December 1869
MONDAY'S DUST STORM. On Monday last we were visited with one of the most terrific dust storms that even old colonists can remember to have witnessed. During the morning a hot northerly wind had been blowing; which gradually increased in fierceness as the day grew on, and the heat - though the thermometer did not rise to the height that it indicated on Tuesday week - was felt by all to be very depressing, the hot blasts of wind reminding us of the well-known siroccos of the East. About half-past three, a heavy black cloud was seen throngh the already dusty atmosphere northward ol the township, swiftly approaching its confines, which shortly afterwards burst upon its astonished inhabitants like a continued fire of minute musketry, driving every article exposed to its power and of a light nature swiftly before it. Shopkeepers in vain closed their doors, the density of the dusty atmosphere even finding its way beneath them or through crevices or other entrances into their shops. During ...
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Argus — 31 December 1869
MISCELLANEOUS. THE COLONIAL YOUTH DIFFICULTY. -Two little girls, about eleven years of age named M'Gee and Hayes, were found, on Sunday night, in a state of intoxication, in Bouverie-st., Carlton, at about ten o'clock, and surrounded by a crowd of the young blackguards of the neighborhood, who are supposed to have procured and administered the drink to the girls. Constable Armstrong immediately on perceiving the state of affairs, took the girls to the watch house, and they were so overcome by the drink that they had almost to be carried thither. When brought before the court on Monday they would not I state where they had got the drink, or i were perhaps unable to say, and the mother of M'Gee stated that she be lieved it had been procured from the back of the Carlton brewery. Con stable Armstrong stated, however, that this was not at all likely, as the place where the girls were found is half a mile from the brewery, to which access could not be obtained at the back, and he believed...