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QUEENSLAND. Brisbane, October 9. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 13 October 1866
QUEENSLAND. bntbane, October 9. A great fire broke out yesterday iu the principal business block in Queen-street, Mr. Costin's (the chemist's) new building and nine other shops were destroyed. The fire broke - out in cootn's shop, and burned 12 buildings^ - stopping at Main, Bravank, & Co.'s. 'The'^ heaviest loss is covered by about .£16,000 S-~ eurance. Other premises are also partially insured. The heaviest portion of the Los? falls on English offices. The fire is still smoulder- ' ing. No lives lost.
REUTER'S TELEGRAM. Florence, August 24. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 13 October 1866
REUTER'S TELEGRAM. [From Reuter and his Agents, to Messrs. Gieville and Co., Australia.] Florence, August 24. The treaty of peace between Prussia and Bavaria has been signed. Bavaria is to pay 30,000,000 florins, and cede an insignificant portion of territory. Prussia will annex Hesse and Hamburg. Florence, August 26. The Prussian troops will evacuate the Aus trian territory within three weeks. The cession of Vcnetia, which province is given up without any onerous conditions, will be concluded at an early date. London, August 27. There has been a great demons! ratk-n at Birmingham in favor of Reform. New conspiracies have been discovered in Mexico, and many arrests made. Johnson has declared the bkekade of Mata moras, ordered by Maximilian, to be null aad void. London, August 29. A treaty of alliance between Prussia and Oldenburg* has been signed. London, August 3'. President Johnson declared in a recent speech his determination to maintain his policy, and considers the declaration ...
NEW SOUTH WALES. Sydney, October 4. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 13 October 1866
NEW SOUTH WALES. Sydney, October 4. Wool is dull, and sales difficult to effect ; prices lower. Sheriff Downing has filled his schedule; liabilities, £l«,000; assets, £11,000. Sidney, October 5. An inquest was held to-day on Margaret Fitzgerald, aged 70, who was severely kicked bv a cabman named Purse, and died from the injuries. A verdict of manslaughter was re turned against the man. Thrclkcid, the auctioneer, has stopped pay ment, and assigned his estate. Liabilities £400,000. The mission ship John Williams arrived from the South 8eas to-day for repairs. She was three davs on a coral reef, and her false keel is gone, and other damage sustained. Sydney, October 9. Large meetings on the education question are held nightly. f. The past nine months' yield of gold shows 26,000 ozs. decrease on the corresponding period of last year. The Hero,* with the Torres Straits mail, reached Brisbane this evening. Arrived — Kuabine, from Panama. She made tbe passage to Panama in 28 days, but was ...
AMERICA. Ottawa, August 7. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 13 October 1866
AMERICA. Ottawa, Aueust 7. Governor-Generar'of Canada has sent to the Canadian Parliament a communication, from the Colonial Secretary, advising modera tion in the treatment of the Fenian prisoners. New York, August 8. Advices from Mexico state that the Liberals were severelv defeated bv the Imnerialists before Acapulco on the 22ud of Juty. f eptember 4. Advices from America state that President Johnson visited New York, where he had been enthusiastically receive3. New York, September 7. Mr. Seward presented Remero to President JoliBsor., who said be hoped Mexico could be | freed from foreign invasion by November.
CHINA. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 13 October 1866
CHINA. Civil war reported to have commenced in Japan. Choshiu and the Tycoon had three engage ments, which terminated favorably to the latter. Gorogie reques'ed the Foreign Minister's consent to closing inland sea during hostilities, but received no reply. Foreign Consuls at Shanghai will make formal protests to Ministers at Pekin, the subject being municipal regulation for French concession.
[From the Home News.] [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 13 October 1866
I From the Borne Hews.]' One Parliament is up, and Lord Derby's Calit.et is safe in office, until the spring. Little beyond tor si al work occurred in Parliament after the date of the last msii. The necessary bills were passed, and many good ones were withdrawn. No new general statement of principles or. intentions wa9 obtained! from the Conservative chiefs. Tbe Speech from the Throne could not be expected to contain anything, for it would not have been etiquette to make the Sovereign say that having recommended Reform, the House bad rejected the Bill, and in consequence the Ministry had been changed. The Continental war, Fenianisra, the cattle plague, the monetary ques tion, and the cholera made material for the prin cipal paragraphs. The prorogation tcok place o» the 10th. One item in the Queen's Speech was a congratula tion to England and America that the Atlantic Telegraph had been successfully laid. This great scientific feat was accomplished, aiid after a short delay, necessit...
ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 13 October 1866
ENGLAND. The mail overland reached London on the 18th of August, and the heavy portion on the 25 h. Previous to this the West India mail via the new Panama line had brought advices from Sydney and Melbourne to June 1G, nearly a week in advance of the regular mail. A report presented to the PostmasterGene ral states that the Marseilles route may iu June, 1867, be shortened by 42£ hours by the adoption of the Italian route, via Brandisi, instead of Marseilles. The spread of the cholera is the most im portant and painful news of the month. In London the mortality is very great, 4,554 persons having died of cholera or diarrhoea in five weeks. The disease chiefly rages iu the east of London. The greater portion of the country is at present free. Large public sub scriptions are being raised in London for the adoption of remedial measures, and the greatest activity prevails among the hospital, the parochial, and other authorities. A form of prayer for use in churches bas been ordered. The ...
SHIPPING. VICTOR HARBOR SHIPPING. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 13 October 1866
S H I P P 1 X G. ! VICTOR IIA11HOR SHIPPING. ARRIVED. Friday. Aucust 31 — Cvsiiiia, schooner, Hoath i- a-ler. from IVirt Adelaide. H. Allen, juu , agent Suiidnv, October 7— GtK, cutter, 51 tons, Ixthaby, n;astcr, Ymui I'oit Adelaide. -.- o. is. U«-ail, agent. -Vrg«i— -11 pkgs, V. (.'. Gtesiyci ; 28 do, .1. Greenfield ; 712 ji-.s tiuihcr, W. Uaker; 74 il« 1 plig, S. Tngg; \ 100 pits, A. Graham; 3 -K T. Hawker; 1 do, Edwd. | Duiioo; *2 do, H. Barnett; 7 do. PluuimtT; 1 do, | 1'. B. Hmcliini-oji; 3i do, Sweetapj)l« ; 2 do. Lunbert; j 11 do, Tiaslovc; 1 d.», G. Eaton; 6 do. Tramway; 1 di-. /.cniiiiau. and Co.; 39 do, T. Skinner ; 50 co. lUun; 23 do. Howie; 116 do, Gordon a-.id Smith ; 1 d--, W. l!o*-inan ; 11 do, E. llarkins ; 7 do, It. S. Jie.wt.ll; 1 i'-o, T. Goode i 2 do, llmdniarsh, 5 do, ^Jyiiinj 1 «!*.», l'a.u Untr. r-*t . . ? - ? i SAILED. ! Fjidav, October 5— Cynthia, schooner. (55 tons, : Heath, inas-ter, for l'--rt Adelaide. Cargo— 1 18 hales wool, Acranian and O. Saturday, Oc...
STRATHALBYN. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 20 October 1866
STRATHALBYN. FamAT, October 12; Present— Tbe ChairmaD, and Measn. Matheson, Coad, and Thomas. Arrangements were made with Mr McLean for tbe occupation of road through Section 2602. Hamilton & Jones to repair Hampden Ford. Mr Coad to get some work done on reserve at SandergTOve. Mr Thomas to get new cufcert at Kew Hamburg blinded. dark to write to the Kondoparinga Council in reference to bridge at the Springs. Mr Thomas to supply the Clerk -with plan and measurements of work done at new culvert at New Hamburg, who shall then obtain the opinion of two competent tradesmen as to the value of extra work done. Tenders accepted — For. grubbing and clearing frees at 3s. each, Brennan & Walsh. For making three chains of road at Rocky Angle, T. Walsh, at £4- 19a. per chain. For clearing and making 10 chains of road at Sandergrove, at £5 18s., Breunan and Walsh. Some fencing to be placed* at bridge on the mine road. Receipts, £62 19s.; disbursements, £126 12s. 2d.
ENCOUNTER BAY. MONDAY, OCTOBER 15. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 20 October 1866
ENCOUNTER BAT. Moxdat. October 15. Present — Messrs Allen (Chairman), Matleu, and Stimson. Clerk to be Returning Officer, and proceed to tbe election of a Councillor in place of Mr D. GrahBm resigned; and only persons who have paid their rates be allowed to vote. Messrs Hancock and Foxweli's contract in progress. The Chairman reported arrangements made with Mr Missen, for improvements of school. Approved. Messrs Barratt and Tu«rwel.'s contract in progress. The Clerk to hand tTacine of Sections 225 and 1 1 1 to Chairman and Mr Maslen, and they are requested to attend Port Elliot Council, and seek to make ar rangements for deviation of road. Mr Elijah Barratt's contract for six chains of road in progress ; also Mr Glassenbury's, for water tables, clesriog, fencing, and spoon drain. Memorial for six or eight chains of road, Port Victor, also tenders for same, deferred. Mr Hyde's contract, for bridge and approaches, Waitpinga, near completion. Mr Stimson reported repairs of Pearson's cr...
NOARLUNGA. MONDAY, OCTOBER 15. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 20 October 1866
NOARLUNGA. Monday. October 15. Present — The Chairman (Mr. W. Oliver), and all the members. , Letter read from Destitute Board, allowing rations to Mr. Bright and Mrs. Hobbs. Chairman to apply for relief for Patrick Delaney. William Jackson's tender, for forming 10 chains road near Mr. W. Baker's, at 9s. lljd. per chain, accepted. Two other tenders. Momnrisl frnm 0.1 ratennvprs juminsr iha nnnnint ment of a Ranger. There being no applicant for the office no appointment was made. Accounts passed for payment, £1 15 3?. The Chairman reported Bellevue school completed, and the accounts were ordered to be paid. Council adjourned. Meeting of Ratepayers. A meeting of ratepayers was held on Monday to consider several important matters connected with the District Council. There was a large attendance of ratepayers, and Mr. Hutton was called to the chair. A proposition to divide the district was negatived. A proposition asking the Council to vote £300, with supplement from Government aid, for...
BREMER. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 20 October 1866
BREMEE. Saturday. October 13 Present — All the Councillors. Tenders received for clearing' road;. through Wat son's Park. A. Lawson's, £4 (accepteilj ; J.'Burkett, £6. Letter received from C. Dean, askin g permission to put up swing gates at each end of the .-cad through Watson's Park- Granted. By-laws received from Government con firmed. Letter received from J. McLean icspe.iting^ ford near his place. Slaughtering licence granted to Mr. C- Dean. Mr. Bunney attended respecting his contnxctl Chairman gave a most satisfactory account of the examination of the district schools during the week. The Clerk instructed to write to the Revs. J. Ander son, H. Howitt, and C. Watt, thanking Jthem for their assistance. Ckrk instructed to give the usual notice respecting thistles.' Memorial to be forwarded to the Government respecting the main line through Milang. Messrs. Stutt and Hamlyn to get some work done. . Payments, £134 Us. 6d.
DISTRICT COUNCILS. MACCLESFIELD. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 20 October 1866
DISTRICT COUNCILS. MACCLESFIELD. Patdiiday. October 13. : Pres ent-'-Mr Thomas Graham (Chairman), aud all the mei »bers. Dr. K 'itching, of Strathalbyn, appointed medical attendant on destitute poor in this district. AppJica lions made for repairs of road by several ratepayers t0 sUnd over for a short time. Contract atLaacfc's Hili to be altered, as a better line is avail. *Me- . Pat Doliai 'ty caade application to be allowed to throw up bis t *-nfcra2t-, as lie had taken it too low. Council could i wt entertain it unless he was willing to pay half tbe d. 'nereaee Between fiis-and next lowest tender. Fine to he rotun iea to George Fleet received under Dog Act. Messrs Guest and Stnbbs made complaints against Inspector of Wo.i-ks requiring- more work done than was stated by their s ^ecification of work, at Water gate. Informed that L ispector's decision, was correct, and work must be ,done' accordingly. School examination to be held at Macclesfield and Bugle Ranges. Letter received fr...
THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 20 October 1866
THE NORTHERN TERRITORY. There is certainly no subject cf public in terest exciting greater attention at the present moment than the unfortunate position of our Northern Territory affairs. A more deplorable result of administrative bungling and early executive incapacity it would be difficult to conceive. Ignorance, prejudice, and ob stinacy have begotten -.vaste, riot, and disaster ; and we have now as a colony to bear sneers, reproaches, and disgrace for the pig headed wilfulness of our rulers. So far wp don't refer to the present Government. They are certainly not as a Ministry responsible for the present dilemma, although the Chief Secretary and the Commissioner of Crown Laxds when in office in 1865 notoriously con stituted with the then Chief Secretary the majority of the Cabinet who induced every subsequent misfortune that has occurred. It has been too frequently stated to be misunderstood that Messrs. Ayeks, Blyth, and Milxe voted in Cabinet for the non-recall of Mr. Fixxiss i...
CENTRAL ROAD BOARD. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 20 October 1866
CENTRAL ROAD BOARD. Tuesday, October 16. Present— Messrs A. Hallett, J.P. (Chairman), W. Everard, M.P., G. McEwin, J.P., K. S. Kelly, J.P-, If. E. Bright, M.P., R. Kankine, J.P., and H. J. Andrews (Secretary). District Chairmen — Messrs W. Oliver. Noarlunga; J. Rann, Portland Estate. Superintending Surveyors — Messrs Ashwinand Har gravc. | We abridge from the Seghter that part «f tbe Board's proceedings having reference to the South Eastern and South districts. ! Sooth-Easterk District. The report of the Superintending Surveyor for this District, as to contracts completed and in progress, was of a generally satisfactory character. riIRECT10N-r0ST3. Mr. Bright said he had been requested by Mr J. B. Hughes, who was in the habit of travelling from Wellington, to suggest the advisability of erecting direction-posts on the road at the corner of Chauncey's Line. The Board considered it advisable to have such boards, and directed the Surveyor to have them erected where necessary. CHACXCEr'...
MR. REYNOLDS. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 20 October 1866
MR. REYNOLDS. We take little credit for foresight in having predicted the fate of Mr. Reynolds's no confidenee motion. No one expected anv other result, although people were certainlv surprised that even Mr. Reynolds should have been so petty and malicious in the remarks he thought proper to make. He has been famous before for attacks in Parliament upon gentlemen who conld not reply there, but his last performance of this kind simply verifies the expression that in the lowest depths there is a deeper still. Mr. Reynolds has effectually extinguished him self, and his once brilliant, but lately flicker ing light, has gone out in the fog of c;mplete self abasement. Tiie Poht Elliot Band. — We may now con . gratulate the district upon the fact that the Fort j Elliot Band is an established institution amongst us. | It numbers about 20 members, who are all in course of training under the presidency and leadership of Mr. Laurie. A practice meeting was held last night, and very satisfactory...
WENTWORTH. [From our own Correspondent.] October 13. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 20 October 1866
WEXTWORTH. [From our own Correspondent. 1 October 13. News by the mail state3 that the Mool gewanke and the Lady Augusta only got as far as Mount Murchison. They intended to go as far as Ross Reid's head station, but the water was too low. They are now lying at the township loading wool, and will wait for another flood to come down on. The Maranoa is stuck between Donald McCrayre Station and Mount Murchison. The river is falling there three inches in 24 hours. On Saturday morning a dead body was seen floating down the waters of the Darling. Means being, taken to bring it ashore it was identified as that of a man named- William Fisher, late acting cook of the Kennedy, steamer. How the unfortunate man came by his death is not known.. When the Kennedy was leaving it was discovered that the cook was missing, bat supposing he had gone down to GoolWa in the Wentworth little notice was taken of his absence.
THE DARLING. Mount Murchison, October 8. [Newspaper Article] — Southern Argus — 20 October 1866
THE DARLING. [ From our own Correspondent.] Mount Murchison, October 8. The river still continues to f;.il at the rate of two inches in twenty-four hours ; the navigation is now stopped, and the mail brings no word of any rise in the river above — a glowing prospect for those settlers who have this and last year's clip still on the stations. The steamer Lady Augusta and Mooige wanke have discharged their cargoes, aud will load up with the Mount Murchison wool, but they must remain and wait for a rise before they can start down. The Maranoa is stuck about 10 miles below this. We had a few hours' rain on Wednesday last, and the weather has since been cold and windy.