. OLIVES FOR THE TABLE.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REGISTER.
Sir— I shall be greatly obliged if you will endeavour to procure for me, through your widely-circulated columns, information as to the best mode of pickling olives for table use.
I am, Sir, yours obediently, AN OLIVE-GROWER. [In pickling olives the object is to remove their bitter- ness, and to preserve them green by impregnating them with a peculiar kind of brine ; and as various methods are employed, we publish our correspondent's letter, in the hope of procuring for him and for other South Australian olive -growers that information which some of our readers are able and willing to communicate. — Ed. S.A.R.]
Capt. Butler. — We find that this gentleman, if he has resided officially in South Australia for about 12 years, is about to leave the colony ; having been appointed Barrack-master at Melbourne, with a salary of £700 per annum. Captain Butler came to Adelaide in command of the first detachment of soldiers that was quartered here (a company of the 96th regiment), and after some years sold out of the army. He was then appointed Government Resident at Guichen Bay, and subsequently Emigration Agent, which latter post he has held to the present time. His long residence here with his family has secured him many personal friends, who, though they may congratulate him on his new appointment, will regret the loss of his society. Philosophical Society. — We hear that a preli- minary meeting is to be held this evening at the residence of Mr. J. L. Young, in Stephens-place, for the purpose of forming a Philosophical Society, of which it is proposed that Mr. C. Feinagle shall be requested to become Secre- tary pro tem. BODY FOUND NEAR GLENELG. — It was currently reported in town yesterday evening that the body of a mur- dered man, apparently a bushman or a Golddigger, had been found in a paddock near Glenelg, with part of the clothes cut away, and no money or articles of value in the pockets or elsewhere. We find, however, that a letter from Mr. Commissioner Tolmer (whose private residence is at Glenelg) to the Inspector in Adelaide gives a very different account. It states that some boys found a dead body on the beach yesterday morning in so advanced a state of de- composition that it could not be removed. This letter has been forwarded to Mr. Stevenson, the Coroner, who will hold an inquest to-day. ROBBERY AT THE BLACK FOREST. — On Saturday Robert Spence Naughton, alias Laughton, a decent-looking young man, was brought before Mr. Nicholls, who sat for the Police Magistrate, charged with breaking into an outhouse near the Maid of Auckland, on the South-road, on the 7th instant, and stealing therefrom a saddle, the property of Alfred Batchelor Evershed, the landlord, and also with stealing, at the same time and place, a pair of trousers, a pair of braces, and a shirt, the property of Thomas Holland. Eliza Evershed identified the saddle as her husband's property, worth £7 ; and stated that the prisoner had been lodging at the house from Tuesday to Friday. On the latter day she heard something from Mr. Walde which led her to speak to the prisoner. He admitted that he had taken the saddle, and gave it up to her. He then tried to run away, but was stopped by one of the lodgers. Richard Appleton, farmer. Happy Valley, was present at Mrs. Evernhed's when the prisoner was charged with stealing a pair of trousers, and afterwards with stealing a saddle. He denied any knowledge of either at first, but afterwards confessed that he had taken them, and showed where they were hidden, behind Captain O'Halloran's fence, about a mile off. Frederick Walde, a German cabinet-maker, living on the South-road, deposed that he saw the prisoner on Friday hide a parcel under
a heap of straw near a fence, and afterwards saw him put away a second parcel in a similar manner. Mentioned what he had seen to Mrs. Evershed. John Spencer deposed that in consequence of something Mrs. Evershed had mentioned he looked to see if all his clothes were safe. Missed a pair of trousers belonging to Thomas Holland. Was present when the prisoner pointed them out near Capt O'Halloran's ence. He first said they were his own, but added after w ards that if they wanted them he would show them where they were. Thomas Holland identified the trousers, braces, and shirt, as his property. Mrs. Mills, a neighbour of Mrs. Evershed's, stated that she haw the prisoner go into the juthouse where the saddle was kept on Tuesday last. He jame out again soon Afterwards, but she did not observe that he had anything in his hands. Mrs. Evershed, being recalled, said the outhouse in question was usually kept Fastened, and was seldom entered except by herself or her husband. The prisoner was committed for trial. VIOLENT ASSAULT ON THE POLICE. — David Muckleroy was brought before Mr. Nicholls at the Police Court on Saturday, charged with stealing £50 in notes and cash from the dwelling-house of Edward James (the City Bridge Hotel, Hindley-street), on the 28th December ; and also, with assaulting Police-Sergeant Davis on the 7 th in stant. Mr. Smith appeared for the defence. William Pim blett, Police-Constable, deposed that suspicion having fallen upon the prisoner relative to the robbery at tbe City Bridge Hotel, Sergeant Davis pointed him out to witness as he was standing opposite the Black Bull in Hirdley-streot. Went up to him and desired him to step aside and speak to the Sergeant. He refused to do so, and witness immediately laid hold of him. He was then rescued by four other men. Returned to Sergeant Davis, who was near at hand, and told him ho could not take the prisoner. They both fol lowed the five men, who had gone down the street, and saw them near Ottaway's, where they were standing with stones in their hands. Seized the tallest of them, and took a stone from him weighing 4 or 5 lbs. (produced — nearly the size of a brick). The whole party then cried, ' Now, give it them !' and a number of stones were immediately thrown. One of the stones, aimed apparently at witness, struck the tall man whom he was holding, and Sergeant Davis was knocked down senseless on the ground by another. The tall man made his escape from witness, striking him across the back at the Bame time with a stick. Witness imme diately seized the prisoner, and called for assistance. Mac Keniie the private watchman came, and assisted in taking him to the Station-house. George McKenzie deposed that, hearing theory of 'Police,' he went to Pimblett's assist ance. Found the prisoner in custody, and helped to take him to the Station. Sergeant Thompson asked for a re mand till Wednesday, as Davis was too much injured to attend. Mr. Smith contended that no offence had been committed, inasmuch as the prisoner had not been taken into custody, but simply requested to oome and Bpeak to Sergeant Davis, which he had a perfect right to refuse to do. The Magistrate said it was evident a very violent assault had been committed on the Police. Mr. Smith denied this. To sustain a charge of assault there must fint be proof of a lawful apprehension, which in this case there was not. His Worship thought there was sufficient to justify a remand. In answer to an application for the pri soner to be admitted to bail, he said he doqhited whether he ?hotdd take it; bat if he did, be should require him to enter into bit own raoegnixince' of £100, and to find two sureties for £90 eadh. The case wm then remanded to Wednesday wax.