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THE METROPOLIS. Adelaide, 27th September. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
THE METROPOLIS. [From our own Correspondent.] Adelaide, 27th September. I may as well discontinue speaking of business as there is little or none to refer to. It is to be hoped that the approaching wool season, the fine rains, the improvement of affairs at home, and the realization of the belief that we have seen the worst, will make matters more brisk, and that tbe cloud that hangs over our commercial life will pass away. In general business little is doing ; in wines nothing. In breadstuffs I have scarcely any thing to report. One or two small sales have been made at 4s. lOd. Flour is very dull at £13 to £14 ; bran, 1«. 5d. ; pollard . Is. lOd. to Is. ll^d. Hay is steadier tban might have been expected, the quotations being best wheaten, £7 ; good mixed, £6 ; good wild oaten, £5. Cape barley, 6s. ; English do, 6s. 6d. to 7s. Cape oats, 5s. 6d. to 6s. ; English do, 5s. to 6s. I am sorry to notice that so old, energetic, and enterprising a colonist as Mr. Samuel White, of Aldinira, ...
MEADOWS. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
MEADOWS. The Kangarilla Wesleyan Sabbath School anniversary services were held on Sundaj and Monday, the 16th and 17th. On Sunday sermons were preached by the Rev. J. Allen, Wesleyan minister, and on Monday there was a tea and public meeting, which were nume rously attended. The Rev. J. Maughan delivered a lecture here tbe other day on the ' Testimony of th« Rocks to tbe Troth of the Bible.' The fefe ture was rery interesting and instroetite, bang aided in its effect by a series of «Hs* wiring views, which called forth the admirt tion of both adults and juveniles. There have been iome severe frosts fare lately. The potatoes have snSeied consider ably, and some of the cered crops ate also looking bad. ' ? There was a considerable amotmt of star— or rather moon — gazing on Monday night, the total eclipse of the moon having' lured many to%this lofty employment. The memorial to the House for the main line through to tbe Goolwa is in coarse of signature, and vill bo doubt soon be handed ...
FINNISS VALE. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
FINNISS VALE. The weather has been very pleasant and cool, and soire heavy rain has fallen which has freshened up the crops and the gardens. An accident happened on Saturday evening to a man named Chapman, by which he broke his leg. It seems that the man and some others were intoxicated, and began to quarrel ; a scuffle ensued, in which the accident oc curred.- This happened at the house of a woman named More, who has a wine license, and it is said such drunken 'scenes are fre quent at the house. A police station at Glen Burn is much wanted. Messrs. Pascoe and Cossens have sent in their report on the Wheal Coglin Mine, and it seems to be a very satisfactory one. That the mine is looking well, there is no doubt, indeed it never looked better, There are some hundreds of tons of ore that if dressed by machinery would pay well, but there seems no hope at present of this desirable end being attained. While the bickering continues among the shareholders the mine cannot prosper. The weekly...
MILANG. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
MILANG-. A man named William King. was. on Tuesday charged before Messrs. Landseer and H. Pavy, J.P.'s, with stealing a blanket from the Lake Hotel. The prisoner confessed the crime, and was committed to the Supreme Court. The elections for the Legislative Council passed over very quietly here. Out of 87 names en the roll only 34 voted. The crops are looking exceeding well in every direction. It is stated there is still about 15,000 bushels of wheat unsold here, and several farmers hare expressed a determination to hold over till next year. .
YANKALILLA. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
YANKALILLA. An inquest was held at the Eoyal Hotel, Normanville, ou Tuesday last, before S. Herbert, Esq., Coroner, on, tbe body of James Stevenson Headman, who was found dead the previous day. After hearing the medical and other evidence, a verdict of' death from natural causes' was returned. The deceased had for some longtime been subject to epileptic fits. At a meeting of ratepayers, held on Monday last, a rate of Is. in the pound was carried. The elections .passed off very quietly, only a small proportion of voters having exercised their rights. The eclipse of the moon was here, as else where, beautifully observable. The weather has been all that could' be desired, and we may now, we trust, look forward to another bountiful harvest.
LOCAL NEWS. STRATHALBYN. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
LOCAL NEWS. STRATHALBYK On Thursday evening, 20th inst., a lecture was delivered in Mr. Colman'« store by the Rev. Canon Russell, on ** Scotch Humor and Wit;' Dr. Herbert in the chair. The lecture was exceedingly good and was much appre ciated by all present. During intervals in the lecture some pieces were sung, with piano accompaniment, by Messrs. T. andS. Paltridge, T. Evans, and T. Cornelius, which much pleased tbe audience. The proceeds are to be devoted to the fund for the purchase of a harmonium for the Church of England. Another entertainment, to consist of vocal and instrumental music, recitations, &c., &c., 'will be given next month in furtherance of tbe same object. On Monday evening last a public meeting to consider the desirability of erecting a Town Hall was held at Lester's Hotel. About 15 persons were present, Mr. Gollan being in the chair. A rough plan and estimate of the buildings were submitted by Mr. R. Trenouth, and represented six rooms on first...
QUEENSLAND. Brisbane, September 21. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
QUEENSLAND. Bri^ane, September 21. Last night the Bills authorizing an issue of Treasury Bills and Treasury notes passed all their stages. The new issue of Treasury bills will amount to £300,000 ; two-thirds to be kept deposited in the Treasury as security for convertible Treasury notes to be issued to the extent of the Treasury bills and gold in the public coffers. i
STRATHALBYN. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
STRATHALBYN. A public meeting -was held at Lester's Hotel, on Monday evening last for the purpose of selecting five out of tiie twelve caudithitfts for Legislative honors. James Rankine, Ksq., M.P., occupied the chair, and called upon those present to discuss the merits of the various candidates. A spirited discassioa ensued, after which the Chairman read the nomination-list in alphabetical order, and called for a show of hands for and against each candidate senaratelv. which resulted in a deter mination on the part of all present, except four, pledging themselves to use their utmost ' exertions for the return of the undermentioned, gentlemen, viz. : — Bagot, Mildred, Stow, ? Verco, and Hogarth. They also determined (believing Bagot to be sure of success), to vote for Mildred, Stow, Verco, and Hogarth under the first writ, and for Bagot under the second writ. A meeting of subscribers to tbe Strathalbyn Agricultural Society was held at Lester's Hotel, on Monday, to consider the advis...
INMAN VALLEY. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
INMAN VALLEY. On Monday, the 17th inst., the congregation a-;-:ernblin£ at the Independent Chapel, Bald Hills, were invited by circular to tea with the R-».v. C. Hodge, who has recently accepted the pastoi-sbip of the Encounter Bay and Bald Hills churches. The invitations were well responded to, a great number being present. After the tea a public meeting was held in the chapel, and presided over by Mr. J. Higgins, of i-.ncounter Bay. Tbe Revs. C. Hodge and L. L. Davis (Baptist) and Mr. W. J. Barratt addressed the meeting, and a very pleasant eveninj; was passed. On Wednesday evening, the 19th, the Bible Christians held a missionary meeting, preceded by a tea meeting, at Mr. Polkin--horneTs, the usual plqce of holding their religious services, and kindly lent to them by that gentleman for that purpose. The meeting was presided over by Mr. Martin, of Willunga. Mr. Counter read a report of past operations and Mr. W. J. B^ratt addressed the meeting. About .£10 in promises and collectio...
THE PRUSSIAN NEEDLE-GUN. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
. THE PRUSSIAN NEEDLE-GUN. The needle-gun, saV9 Galignani, resprobles »n ordinary muskfi in size and weight, thetliiif differ ence being in the absence of the lock, li load* at the b-eech, although the stock is net thrown back as in the ordinary fin arms of that cIbes. On the right sido of tbe barrel, at the place of ihe tripper.- in other guns, is fixed a sort cf i.on kev, wliieh i-rujtcls above the barrel at light angles to a height of' ab^ut 2in. This being pushed aside to the le-ft exp'Ses to view, a! the botom of the barrel, a cavity also ab^ut ' 2in. in length, and in which tue cartridge is pluccd. Tbe key being now moved in a contrary directiuii, tbe receptacle is closed, and the gun loaded ; tbe coni cal ball is thus compressed in the cavity with such force tba' for its release, on the arm being discharged, an effort similar to that of a bullet in passing through a rifled larrel is required. In tbe stock of the weupon is a needle, which when thrust forward by a spring connec...
CAPE JERVIS. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
CAPE JERVIS. The Resolute, schooner, called at the Fishery on tbe 14th, and took 540 bags of silverlead ore, the produce of the Talisker Mine ; and on the 20th the Analgista took 460 bags of silverlead ore, the produce of the same mine. The Resolute is again hourly expected, there being still some 500 bags awaiting shipment. The Talisker Mine is reported as looking very satisfactory. At Price's the lode ia im proviug both in size and quality. At the 33 inch level, Sanders' shaft, a large quantity of orcy ground is being laid open for sloping. On Saturday evening last two lectures were given in the new schoolroom by two members of the Mutual Improvement Society. The first, on Emigration, was ably handled by Mr. Thomas Fanner. The second, by Master William Price, was on Chemistry, and gave the audience much amusement and informa tion. The subject was very lucidly explained by the lecturer, more especially in connection with testing for tbe presence of minerals, &c n
TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTHERN ARGUS. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
to T:ir. editor of the southern afgcs. Sir — The above extract from the speech of ih2 Commissioner of Public Works, on the oc casion of the announcement of the Ministerial programme on the 2Sth ultimo, would apnear to show that the Government now really in tend to entertain the question of a general eystem of railways for the whole province — - in other words, that the Government are really thinking seriously of doing for South Australia what the Belgian Government boldly and judiciously did for their country in the infancy of railway enterprise — a question that no South Australian Ministry would have shrunk frcon ten rears ago, if the people had been ripe for self-government, and capable of elect ing for their representatives statesmen who would not have permitted weak, and compara tive incapable, ministers to usurp the supreme power, as has unfortunately too frequently been the case from the eomnieneiinent of t: responsible government ' up to the present time ; but the ideas of G...
CORRESPONDENCE. OUR RAILWAY PROGRESS.—No. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
CORRESPONDENCE. OUR RAILWAY PROGRESS.— No. 3. ' Fully alive to the immense importance of an ex tended aud efficient system of internal eommunica tUm, the Government intended to ask far a select j c.-.jTiiniitee on the snbj»ct. It would be for the com- j in'ttco to enquire as to wbelher it would be better to j tike a tram or railway from F reeling cr Kapunda, ! a point upon which tlia Government were not yet J determined. It was no doubt desirable also that j jiK'ie should be a line toward;; Clare, and into the j Far North from Port Augusta, but the whole question ! would !::ivc to be gone into by the Government, and ' fcv.aii.ittcd to (he Parliament.' — fJ*j-rccli of ' Commis- sions r of Public Works.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
Banking. THE BANK OF ADELAIDE. B NOTICE is hereby given that a FOURTH (4tli) * CALL, of TEN SHILLINGS (10s ) per W.are ol on the Capital Stock of tbe Company has This Diy been made by the Board of Dinc«nrs, *nd tliflt 'lie same is to be paid at tlie Offices «f tlie Bank of Ade- £ laide, Gresham Cbambers, King Will air.-str.et, Adelaide, or at anv of the 3*r»i!c!ies, o» or b»'ore Friday, the TWELFTH (12 h) day of OCTOBER next. |.- Shareholders are requested to observe that liy y Clause 63 «.f tbe Deed o- Set tit ment all ' -ills remain f- ing unpaid after the above date will tli.n become subject to a charge for interest at the rate of twelve F and a half per cent, per annum. By order of the Hoard. J' HN SnUTTAB, Manager. j Adelaide, 5tli September, 1SC6. J SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BANKING COMPANY. INCORPORATED bt ROYAL CHARTER, 1S47. - I Soothers Praxches — J PORT VICTOR, 7 POJiT ELLIOT, I GOOLWA. y J. HENDERSON, Acting-Manager. _ INTEREST allowed on Moneys Deposited at the ] following rates...
MUSIC. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTHERN ARGUS. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 29 September 1866
MUSIC. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTHERN ARQUS. Sir — A cni respondent asks, ' Where is the Port Elliot band ?' And oa tins subject I beg to make a lew remarks. The formation of a band has been s!K-ken -'f many times, but a difficulty seemed to exist in obtaining- teacher*. Now, I lliink, as this diincultv has l»cen to a certain extent nveicotue, there :s no longer an i-xonse for remaining inactive. 1 shruM l)u vt-rv ff'ad to see tl;e tiling started at once; and 1 am willing \o provide nn instrument if a lew .?n»re will «/-)«-: fniv-anS ; arji] with puraeri-rance we might be able to disjieuec with tlie VankJilla band next regattH-day. 1 Impe to see a n,ore able pen tba.n mine follow the track already begun, and be tbe means thereby or filling tho vacancy at present existing in 1'ort KHtut. l$y inserting these few lines in your next Issue you will oblige. I aa-, Sir, &c, JO-SLFtf GIFFORD. Port Elliot, September I7,'16tit--
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 6 October 1866
Companies and Societies. Q OUT HERN KIFLK ASSOCIATION. k_J ? Prcsiilcnt-Jolin Collon, E«q., M.P. Vicc-Prcsidinit — Captain Atkinson. lion. Secretary— T. JfinitJi Kctl. The Fif;h if, itch of flic above As=r-ciation will commence at WILLUNGA, on Till7KSl-AY, ISth October, at 0 a.m. First Match : 20O, 300 yards. PrV.es : £5, £4, £3, £2 10-=., £2. £1 10s. Second Match : 400 500, GOO yards, rrir.es : £5, £4. £3. £2 10-., £2,£1 10s. Third Match : 200, 400, COO yards. Priirs : £5, £4. £3. £2 10s.. £2. £1 I 'is. Fourth Match: 300,500, 700 yards. Prizes: £C, £4, £3, £2 10s., £2, £1 Ids. Fifth Match: 400, C00, §00 yards. Prizes : £--, £4, £3. £2 10s., £2, £1 10s. Sixth (AU -comers Matcli) : 200 yards strnding position ; 300, 400 yard?, any position — one plate. Piizos : £5, £4, £3, £2 £1, Aggregate Prizes will be given for the three liiglicst scores made in the first five matches — £3, £2 10s , £1 10s. The entrance for each match to bo 2s. Cl. The Fnfield Kifle to be u=ed in all the matches. ...
EARL RUSSELL'S POLITICAL LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 6 October 1866
E.iiiL itussrcu/s political life. [Tra^i J'ie 6ulttn;o-/ Jlcrku:'] 'i\w trwaci which nitonrt worn-out states r:';i are various. Schoolboy reminiscences 5iv;;- st .1 cabhafrc- garden or a schoolmaster's dc.-i: .-is i'n; rc-ireat of lliose \yiki linrc swayed eiujiiivs. Kir.perovs have s:-uj:lit in the el.,i*ler th« p;:ac8 which a throne could not five, aii'.I dw'.iagn^nes have settled down on th« lws cf respectability raid a pension. It h-.s Ff-Moin been given to a statesman to die in ilia highest po.?t. Pitt and Palmers ton died j Prime Ministers of Kngiaml, but the dark l.n.i- nt .lnM^o!. ^-liinli ii-oe 1'Jj-r'c fiirfiWP.ll tO office and Ufa presents a strong contrast to the mild luiluinnsl sunset which gilded the. placid euthanasia of Paliucrston. For Earl Russell a less glorious aud picturesque end has been roswraJ. For we maj perhaps treat his Ministerial career as finally closed. The lime lias come for thinking of his official funeral oration. The doors of Dovming-street are shu...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 6 October 1866
SOUTHERN PROFESSIONAL AND TRADES DIRECTORY. We are now preparing for weekly publication in the Southern Argus a Southern Professional and Trades Director}-. A Name, Occupation, j and Address, occupying two lines of J space, will be inserted therein at the charge of One Guinea per annum, or One Pound if paid in advance. The names of residents in the various townships will be classified, and alphabetically arranged. We thus oiler to professional gentlemen, agents, storekeepers, publicans, and tradesmen si useful and cheap manner of advertising, which will be as convenient for reference as effectual for the publicity it will afford. Orders for Advertisements re ceived at this Ofiu-e.
STRATHALBYN. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 6 October 1866
STRATHALBYN. Fkidav, Sei'tewies 28. Present — AH the members. . Fresh ter.ders to be called for maling 16 chains of road at Sandergrove. . District ruad through Section 2C02 to be forthw Jh thrown open to the public. Mr. Close to get rome work, done on road leading to Mr S. Hill's for £3: Clerk to forward authority to ose of t!ie Couucirn -la^mpii in remove nauel. obstructions. &c. ulaccd on district toads by Mr. John Reynolds. Mr. Tucner to proceed with dry stoae walls at New Hamburg-. Mr. B. Wylie was requested to snperint'nd road work now being performed by Mr G. Knight. Kilmartiu was icfused an instalment on account »f culvert work at New Hamburg until the same was doue in accordance with specification. Koad dealing and repairs applied for by Messr*. Herbert. Coad, aud Close. To he considered. nex% meeting. Notice in reference to lhe pound also (by tbe Banger's desire) to stand over till next meeting, Council to inspect work required, on Giles's! Flat roud. and. call for...
COMMERCIAL. LATEST ADELAIDE MARKETS. [By Electric Telegraph.] [From our own Correspondent.] Adelaide, Friday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 6 October 1866
COMMERCIAL. LATEST ADELAIDE MARKETS. }By Electric Telegraph.) ? . (From our own Correspondent.) '? Adelaide, Friday Evening, ' . Wheat, 4s. Gd. to 4s. 8d. ; flour, £i-2 to £13. There is nothing doing in cats or barley. Hay, best wheateu, £6 10s.; good mixed, £5 10s.; good wild oaten, £5. Sheep, 19s. to 21s.