TOPICS OF THE DAY
Our telegrams contain some interesting particulars with reference to newly-discovered oountry in Queensland. On account of the recent unfavorable
| weather the opening of the Kensington Cask Oral, which was to have taken place to-day hu • been again postponed. The barque Floral Star, which for some time put hat been lying stranded on the beach at Port Yankallll?, is now In harbor at Port Adelaide, having been floated, and towed thither by the Bleanor. A woman named Louisa Dreichaler, seed 67, a resident of the Long Valley, was brought before Mr. B. Castle, S.M., at the Magistrates' Court, Strathalbyn, on Thursday, June 17, charged with being a pauper lunatic. The defendant, who was ordered to be sent to the Lunatic Asylum, was brought to Adelaide on the following day in the custody of Police trooper Valentine Nalty. The rainfall between 9 a.m. on Thurs day and the same hour on Friday, Jane 18, i* registered a* follows :— Adelaide ... 0-200 I Blanehetown... 01)10 Bun. 0 050 Kapunda ... 0120 dan ... ... OtfcOlGawto ... 0090 Auburn ... OttiOt NormaavDle... 0D26 Wallaroo ... 0-1801 Oape Jerri* ... 0-065 Uoonta ... 01501 On Friday evening, June 18, a musical and literary entertainment was given by the members of the United Order of British Item plan In the Oarrlagton-atreet Behoolroom. A varied and wall arranged programme was saoaMafallyearrled out and thoroughly enjoyed by all present. Sisters Grntzmacher, Saddler, Bowea, PeppereU, sen., Peppereu, Jan.. and After; with BrotkeaOratzmaoher, sen., Grota macher, Jan., Tlney, Brenton,O*bhett, Saddler, Johnstons, and Jones assisted Is the entertain ment, The following is Friday morning's weather report on the Adelaide and Part Darwin tsngrsph line ;-—rwfltMia, ovsro&st; threatening; Strangweys Out logs, overcast, ?li?lnfr ooU. rain 0430; PealtPj cvenhsL threatening, light shower lafa^thk •Boosts*; &Hob Racings, Ana, fMr donds;,BacMW Oreek,. fine, dear, cool; Tennaat Creek, Ana, clear, cool-/Swell Greek, fine. ofear, cool; Daly Waters, hazy, fine; Error Katharine, 'fine, clear; Pine Oreek, dear. One; Tan Greek, dear, fine; Southport, fine,dear, warm; Port xMTwrin* cool* " On Friday last." states the Southern Argux of Jane 17, as Mr. W. Flveaah was travelling on the road to Strathalbyn from Ado laid*, abont a mile ana a #U this aUe of the Aldgste Famp, he o?me aorass a splendid fall grown doe, he supposed about throe yean old. tins was standing on the road some little distance ahead, and watched htm approaching, and then she took a short inn and agdn tuned to an inspection of the traveller.• Whan about 20 or 30 yards distant she •gain started, and made off into the scrub, and wasnot seen again. The question is, was the doe astray one, or are these splendid aeatnras breeding ia. the bash?" Mr. T. Duryea is exhibiting >al the stndi* In?amale-rtreet V number of portraits saved from the reoent fire *t his establishment in Kih? William-street. Several of them have eonrfaeraMejrabUoand historic Interest, being well finished portraits of South Australians who in their day oooupied r*riE f"lMont p"*it*«f In the colony in various walks of life, but who have passed away from amongst us. Them are some of the portraits and groans whleh ought to be secured for the public, for if once they are dis persed ft win be anoaott, If not Impossible, to gather them together again. There are also' some eioallent portraits of private persons which, wa should think, their friend* will be glad to secure. At any rate, a visit to the studie will repay those who are enrions in such matters, " . The Port Wallaroo correspondent of the Yerh>? Fwwutt'a Adverttar, in writing oa the 17th of Jane, asjt-^'Xhe Smel'ing Work* affairs have nearly oome to a satisfac tory arrangement, so far as the saaasgament is j caaosrnea, bat not with some of the men, who have determined to hold out sgamit what they eoniinertobeanuojastpieoeof tyranny. Ao> oordiwly, findinx there wttaoehaaee of oominr to a setUesmrt, some six or seven of them—all men with large famines and small hoUlhts here —started off far Port Broughfam to seek work on the railways. Unlike the OonUi mtnefs. they were not *ose ana alL The two first men to strike work and to Insfte the ethers, wemtke twofiirt toictajntoshsfarftifitasaav lUggacjgsn' muoh * disgust'snnd?Cst the others who ware (Mt There are sifflTlew of tte men His. wfco refuse to yidd,«nd are, I MHeve, taaviag fry the next steamer. At present, as I undeatand, all the roaster furnaces are ■gain in working order eteept two." T "We have been informed by several, farmers," writes the HorMtrn Argot of Jane' 16, "that the eontutual rains ana severe 'obla U vary detriments! to the wheat crops In the hOls. The young plants look sickly, and it ii feared that they will not snffideady rsoover to scodneeanythingflke an averagevield. Some of tub late crops. sown In cold bob, are?erisu ing is the ground, and. It Is thought, wOI never be worth anything. Of otfusithst only applies to ofetain localities, whscs t?DftMiind is of a oota; hungry nature. Oa warn «f the sloping haakswobaT?nottoadthewhsatplsntgt?Wlag luxuriantly, and we hope that with bvoraUe wektner the wont patofaes may neoTM trim the Northern Areas, the Korthlbst, anil the Western Plains, the teports that reashas are tot the most •hearing dsssrifUon. Sb abun dant raiu kayo Mwdaoea *> most vifscou growth, and, thoogW tteyhav. tad someodd frsts/ sights, no penmtlble Injury has been asWtcthe wheat plant. Barley In pibftei Is a fettle'yeDow. bat if the weather proras BuTd, ttwaiis—isu*' ~. , The fortnightly Meeting of the Work ins Committee for the International Ohampton Baea, was held on Saturday tnornfaig, at the National Bank, Port. There were prawnt— Messrs. G. Hart, O'HaUman. Belth, Oave. Tarton, and Boot*. The Secretary ansMaaqaad having £222 In hand. In addition to seven! other amounts promised. Other members showed collections imtfinHTig In theaggrasate to £95, and a desultory conversation «nsaM as to Iks meaning and definition of the word amateur. American authorities showad It to mesa any one who did not gain a living by' manual labor. Commodore Bundey had been referred to. who simply added tfee , words, "on the water." some dis?ssslon, U was nsolvod to adopt the American dennWos, and 1n event of any Ok jmte. tka quallfioaUons of «nn to U 4«sUea by referenoe to the Oommtttse. The Secretary said he had oonaaponded with Bowing Olubs in the vationsoolonles, and, from replies reoeltva, tasA were reasons to MUovaataafc Tlotoria wonld probably sand three crews, and Sydney one., v the arraiimtntta for the eortest only •wHaas ss they havo snssiwiwn?. tharo Is soarosly •qussttonbut «herao? will prove an usqnsltfied ?uooess. The Criminal Sittings of the Supreme Court were brought to a dose on Friday. Biehard Orchard was found guilty of penoa atlng a voter. In the District of tight, at the last general election of members of the.House of Assembly, and was sentenced to one month's imprisonmant. John Ryan, found guilty of siding sad abetting the penoitstton by Ordwd, was aentoneod to four months' imprisonment. Geo, Oorytan Jenkins, found guilty of uttering • bill of exchange for £3,276, was aentenoed to four yaajs'lmprisonment with hard labor. John T. fielder, anlnsdvent, pleaded guilty to oon oea?ngpartof his estate, aadwaioraaMdtobe Imprisoned for 12 ~'~"*— months, the Chief Jos?oe renarldng that U the insotveot proved the troth of aarfadn statements, he would, on ap- I^datlon being made, mwiniiM?d a mitigation oftheaentanoe. O. O. Boedlger. by the advioe of Us counsel, pleaded guilty to creating a nuisance at Gawler, and was bound over, fa his own resognliinsa of £50, tooomo ns (or ■entsose when called upon. Bobert Wright was acquitted of a dingo of common avault. Mr. Juttoe Stow, who tried the owe, reoom mendsdttat the prosecutor should belncuoted forperjory. John Mcalphi was ooaviotador lanesy, and was sentenced to 12 oaleadar immtiiV impylaonniwt, Tho sentendng of WOliam J. Dlaher, found guilty of latceny by a bailee, was postponed tttl Tuesday
next to allow witnesses aa to character to t>9 oiled, and to give the prisoner an opportunity to make a statement, Win. Wilson, «onvloted of the nunahughtar of Thos. Bnoey, was ordered to be imprisoned with hard labor for three calendar months. Winnifred Banks, who pleaded guilty to com mitting an assault on her male Infant, wasseat to the Adelaide Gaol for six calendar months. Esther Channon, who pleaded guilty to a charge of Uroeny from a dwelling-house, was ordered to be imprisoned lor six ««.Wfl lr months with hard labor. Henry Brown was acquitted of a charge of committing an indecent assault at I Port Adelaide. A meeting of the whole Council in Committee was held on Friday, 'Jane ]8 to consider the question of fearing'a portion of the bed of the Torreos to MrTj. &*£onrZ Jll the Coundllora, except Mestra, HmdSrn and Goode, the former of whoa sort anapoW for non-attendance, ware present. His Worahto atatedthat,i Meording to tie opinion of thettg BoUeitors, it would be very unwise for the Ooundl to entertain the question of erectine a S" I**1 ** %&*£*£? Ooll~u. wore they to avow it, would be liable to an injunction at any mo. ment, and it was not at all unlikely that fat the present state of sanitary affairs U the city such 2^2 *?*£* cr 'TT v ukm' T"8 Oentral Board of Health would not. he thought, «ilow the Act to be violated, as it would be Uttra Torrens were dammed. The Health iAeftnade the provisions in the Torrens Improvement Act more dear and distinct, so that there could be no error on the subject. The opinion of Messrs. Bencaut fc Bruoe was read as follows:—"We are of opinion that ?? *2!!£? v ,rf ■«"*««• 1 of Act Ho. 13 of 186370 is applicable to a dam to be erected by s> lessee. If it is applicable, then both the Corporation and thel/tenantT could be restrained by injimetton from impeundlnE water in the proposed dam during the «ristenae of any of the drains or severs now disohargine themsflvee into the river. If a Isase^ahmdd hi granted, and tile dam erected by the lessee, similar proceedings—i.e., injunctions-would Le against the OorporatibQ for the purpose of restraining snysueh discharge by the* drains or •ewers, ami the Corporation would also be liable to Uie penalties imposed by clause 4 of Act No. 8 of 1872, inasmuch as such aewen are under their control.*' After some discussion, in which Mr. Maegeorge made a few remarks, sod Mr. T. H. Allen explainsd bit ildea of the proper kind of Jam to erect, the i f Mowing minute was adopted:—" Your Com mittee] were attended ay Mean. J.ataoceoxni and T. 8. All. in reference «, their iespesti£ propodfaonr, and heard them thereon. Tour Committee, however, regret that in the present state of the law they are prohibited fro«enter- i tuning any proposition for the erection of a dam In the rivet.* 1 The thanks of the Oem mittoe warn tendered to Messrs. Maageorge and 1^ for tW .attendance. I. ntelnceta the Wangle on Uant?e-rbad, Kaot Town, the following minute was adopted:—" Tear Com mhtwreronime?d the Ketuiugton and Norwood Oonndl be pemittel to remove the water trough westward of the place dedded on, the whole expense to bs paid by thatOouMU." For several days past, on watts, hoard faga, and posts in and around Adelaide may hive been seen large f?«~"h. '"""nndiis- that Mfemtsneas, ? nsaW «f Moonta,intended giving aa address in White's Bombs on Friday and Saturday evening*, June 18 and 19, relative to-wrongful imprisonment, whloh, tt was stated, she had undergone., Mo lime for the meeting wu mentioned, bat soon after 7 o'clock persons began to assemble ih the passage leading to the the matter, for ? large number were present. As the evening advanced the crowd increased, and when 8 e'doac had came ana passed, it began to be whisperei that, as the doors were not opened, the taetoerliad Mled to pay for ttenon, The crowd s«on beeaaa fanamtfemt. ana tried to fom the dacrs open. Abonthau! ilahad Oat ate had bean disappointed in geMng some moner with wfaiohshV tatanded S^e^^b^L^A*gS^lS^ oSerefla oheqne for the aaMnt, andanotiier offered to"eitdDrse tt, but the keeper of the room, who said' Oat her orders wan not to open the doors nnless she had the money in her hands, would not accept the cheque. It was suggested that a small charge for adadssion weald meet the ease, and the crowd with oae voloe promised to pay 6d. each, bnt stOl there was the same dlfflaulty, the mom' keeper wanted the money before the doors could he opened. After aomldscaUe time had been spent in argument, • ooueetion was suggested, bnt shout S rfUook Miss Hltoheas deeded to address the assembly from the stair case, remarking that she would only say a few words then, but if they came tbi following evtoiiigshe wouU he sore to hare the room, and enter into the matter mere foHy. She &en explained that she was triad at MoooUln Mbvemher last year by Messrs. IV. Im. Somar. J.P.,and?. H. Derriogton, J.P..foratealisc atinof fish, and sentenced to one month's im pHsoamentlhthelaoUgaoL She said aha was Innooantaf the charge, and tin only evidence against her was sTp.y knife, which ahekad left oh her table afte eitt^ someflah7 She was nut allowed ? lawyer, and not glvsn aa opphrtunftynf getting the evidence of a material JHbiessahewtatedforh?roefence. She said tte whole thing was done vary rapidly, and one of the Justices who triedhlr (Hi. Fumer) afterwards aaU that hedld not thlak chat aha was gnUty of the offenop bul gave way to Mr. Derdngton, who thought that shft was. She ptdntod oat that on pmlsas eacsslons she had given Mr. Derrisgtea a sdeee of her mind, and she thought that that *ad actuated him In conviattng her. aheeaidthat aha had always borne a good character, staviag lived in Moonta ten years, asd in Kapunda for eight years pdor to that, bhe latonded pro. duemg letters gat the feUowiag evenhw, and entering into the case snore fntly, and men ttoaed that a civil action *a Oe?upreme Oourt waa pending acainst the Magistrates tafarred to, for false imprisonment., She «-«—iM visiting every township in the ooloan and would make known aU over the world now badly she had been treated.