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HINDMARSH WARD—ELECTION OP ALDERMAN.

The adjourned electio-i of an Alderman for the above ward, in place of Mr. William Paxton, resigned, took place yesterday, at tho Sir John Barleycorn Inn, Rundle-street — Mr. Councillor Glandfield presiding as

acting alderman ; Messrs George Taylor and George Dobney, assessors ;, Mr. Hatchett, poll clerk. There were only two candidates in the field, Mes*r«. Thomas Reynolds and Patrick Uoyco Coglin. .Mr. Dodgsonhad formally withdrawn in favour of Mr. Doglin. Mr. Tyler, who had, apparently, boon active in his canvass, did not c-)ino forward ; and it ? was understood that an undue liberty had been taken with Mr. M oss in bringing his name before the public. 1 -ne vote was given for another citizen, but he had solicited none, and expressed, good humouredly his opinion that his sole supporter was joking. A violent storm at half-past 9 o'clock damped the energies of all concerned, and it was not until an hour or two afturwu-cU thai; tho polling became brisk. It was evident thun thu Air. Reynold's friends would have it all thoir own way, the state of the poll at 12 o'clock showing a mnjnrity of 60 in his favour — 69 against 9. This was steadily increased up to 4 o'clock, when Mr. (noting) Aldorman Glund field declared the poll closed, anil stated tho numbers of votes for each owdidato as follow : — Thomas Reynolds ? 93 Patrick Bpyce Coglin ? 13 Francis Mitchell ? 1 He therefore declared Thomas Reynolds, merchant, Rundle street, duly elected Alderman for lliudmarah Word. This announcement was received with loudcheew.' Mr. Goodfellow, who had acted throughout the day for Mr. Coglin, thanked the acting Alderman and tho Assessors for the courtesy he had experienced at' their hands. In voting for Mr. Coglin, nnd sitting there to represent his interest, he had porhaps ex liibited some moral courage ; hut ho had acted with out eitiier fee or reward, and had perhaps some ' reason to complain of thu lukuwarmuess of those'' - friends from whom more support had boon expected, rfo had exercised the privilege -if au independent I5nj-lishman in voting according to his judgment, ! and ho trusted that on any future occasion he should ; be ready to oviuce the satno moral courage. (Cheers.) - b - Mr. John Martin, beinij lomlly called upon to re-, spond for Mr. Reynolds, assured the electors that he ' would not trouble them with a long speech. All be could say was— u Majority, 80!' (Loud laughter and continued cheers.) Mr. Francis Mitchell observed that his committee ' was so small, and his own person so insignificant, . that all consisted of 'that confounded fellow there,' ,, (pointins? to I113 simile supporter.) Being a hi nail man himself, am] havintj so small an array of friends, ' it was not surpri.-ing that he stood at tho bottom of ; the pull. (Hear, hear, and laughter.) ? Mr. Dodgson bo^ol m-st heartily to th ;nk tho ' citizens for not hiving voted fir him. It was under very good advico that ha had determined to with draw from the contest; it was under that of their late esteemed Aid ?nnan, Mr. Paxton, who had con vinced him that the consumption of time, nnd the responsibilities of tuo oflico, would most likely be in jurious to hisn an a man of business. (Cheers.) Mr. (acting) Alderman Glandfield expressed the pleasure ho had felt from the conduct of all parties engaged in the day's contest, (tlo-ir, hear.) Ufthis Iu was sure, that if all elections could bo conducted in the same spirit therj would be far Ic38 party bit

Mr. Davis proposed ' Three cheers for Mr. Gland leld.' 1 Ins was warmly secouded, and the ' huz cas' were bursting forth, when Mr. Townsend urged the propriety of a vote of ihanks iu preference to a iccro round of senseless ilamour. After some eloquent and pertinent remarks in this Hiibjuct, for which we regret our inability to ifFord space, he observed that he had always found Mr. Glandfield quiet, »«iisib e, and un-issuinirig— « nan who a' way* performed the duties he undertook uid gave effect to the principles ho professed. Ho joncluded by proposing a vote of thanks. This was seconded in various parts of the room md carried by acclamation. Mr. Councillor Glandfield returned thank» in a brief but appropriate speech, in which' he expressed bis constant desire to perform his duties with impar tiality and energy. He was gratified to find that his sonduct that day had been satisfactory to all con cerned. ? ? * This address was received with several rounds of iheers, which were followed by similar ' huzzas' in honour of the newly-elected Alderman. Tub Goveknou op South Australia. ? A ren.-rt, circulated on the authority of a Kentlemati recently arrived in the colony, was current in town yesterday, to the effejt that a Major Ure had been nppomted to the Government of S.juth Anstrali/i, and that he intended to leave England in tho £osphoru«t along with Sir Ch tries ilotham, the newly-appointed Governor of Victoria. We venture to give insertion to this report without, however, vouching for its cor rectness. Narrow Escape of four Men. — On Mon- day afternoon the mail-boat employed outside the harbour was proceeding with two passengers to the Antelope steamship, and when about two miles from the beach was caught in a squall and capsized. At the time of the accident Mr. Manson, the landlord of   the Semaphore Hotel, was standing on his balcony, together with Mr. Wildsman, a pilot, and providen tially happened to see the boat capsize ; they imme- diately put off, and happily arrived just in time to save the four lives, the capsized boat having turned over several times, and the unfortunate men being almost exhausted with their efforts in holding on to the bottomn of the boat. Great praise is due to Messrs   Manson and Wildsman, and Mr. Manson's boat's crew, for their promptitude and perseverance. Fearful Accident. — One of the men em ploved at Mr. W. II. Clark's extensive building, Halifax-street, fell from tho scaffolding last evening, just before the time for leaving off work. As the scaffold ia upwards of 40 feet high, the shock must of itself have been nearly sufficient to destroy life; but the medical gentle nan called in, Dr. Frankis, did not detect any fractures of tho osseous structure. Up to a late hour last night the sufferer was Still living, but in a hopeless condition. Southern Races. — The total sum col lected was £.'20, and tha settling took place on Saturday e veiling, at the l!«-rsesh-B Inn, NoarlunRa. Some of the winners not being in attendance, Mr. Hollins came into town ami piid tha remaining stakes yeaterday. Everything went off pleasantly, thore biing no single case of dispute. Domestic Servants.— We understand there is at present a good sapply of young women at the: Emigrant DepOt; in town suitable for country servants. Persons requiring aach would therefore do wll (9 make early application. . ?

Praiseworthy Procredinci. — Yesterday an elderly, female named Mrs. Eliza Day, who has i eu ioyed foamany years a most unenviable notoriety, Appeared in the Police Court to an informationjaid by oereral respectable householders in Pine-street, and Us vicinity, charging her with keeping a ^dis orderly house, the resort »f lewd. characters, whose ' frequent disturbances and open immoralities are a scandal and a nuisance to-thu neighbourhood. Several witnesses were examined, and the evidence of the police, «» particular, was conclusive as to the charac ter of the defendant, and the infamous traffic in which she had embarked considerable capital. Tue defence was artful in the extreme, but it is hoped will not enable the aged sinner to escape the long delayed punishment of the law, as it did not avert a committal for trial. It appo ired that the defendant is proprie tor of a kind of rookery or a series of mn&ll cottages in a court-yard or back slum leading off Pivie-st. One of those cottages she keeps ostensibly for her own espe cial use ; the others are devoted to the reception of abandoned females and the practices complained of. Every witness was questioned closely by the defen ? dant, as to whether they would state that any dis orderly proceedings were observed in her (Mrs. Day's) own peculiar cottage. Generally the wit nesses were unable to answer in the affirmative, but as is not unfrequent, the defence aided the prose cution materially. It was proved that Mrs. Day, aud the persons they sought to represent as her te nants, only were constant associates ; that she was mixed up with their riots and carousals, and that they had a common table. .She was committed for trial to the Local Court of full jurisdiction, and al lowed to go at large on her own recognizances in £100. DISCOVERYOF STOLEN PROPERTY. — YES-   terday a policeman was informed by a daughter of Mr. Baker, watchmaker, Hindley-street, whose premises were recently plundered, that she could point out a house where there was a clock that had been stolen from her father. The policeman seized the clock, but the party who should answer for its   possession not being in at the time eluded arrest. Some of the more expert Detectives, hearing of the   circumstance, proceeded to the place where the clock was found and searched it thoroughly. Their labour was rewarded by the discovery of two gold and several silver watches, a gig that was stolen one night last week from the door of the Blenheim Hotel, and a double-barrelled gun recently filched from the door of a general dealer in Hindley-street. The body of the gig was taken off the axle, and the wheels were carefully packed up as if for removal, when discovered.   Cruelty to an Animal. — Joseph Craney pleaded not guilty, yesterday, before Mr. Wigley, to cruelly ill-using a mare on the 24th March. Most respectable evidence was called by Inspector Hamil ton, from which it appeared that the defendant not only cruelly but wantonly ill-treated the animal in Kundle-street on the day named in the information. The defendant admitted th it there were nearly two tons weight on the drav, which his mare was well able ti draw, but would not. He was fiued £1. Removing Sand from the River. — John Jones pleaded guilty before Mr. VVigley, yesterday, to the charge of removing sand from the Torrens without a licence. Mr. S. Mason, Park Ranger, said it was the first offence, and His Worship inflicted the lowest penalty— 5s. Retailing Spirits without a Licence. — William Weir, of Glen Osmond, appeared to the in formation of Serjeant-Major Hall with unlawfully retailing spirituous liquors on the 4th February. Henderson Brown, a labourer late in the employ of Mr. Frew Fullerton, stated that he frequently purchased spirits from the defendant, and on the day laid in the' information he bought a bottle of brandy from him, for which he paid 3-*. 6d. The defendant was overseer to Mr. Frew, and got the brandy from h*i3 master's store. Witness got another bottle of spirits from the defendant, f-r which he had not yet paid. Mr. Frew said the wit ness carao to the defendant and complained of his wife being ill, and on that nretext obtained a bottle of brandy from him (Mr. Frew). He afterwards let the min have another bottle of brandy for himself, but that was never paid for. His Worship siid it was a selling within the moaning of the Act, and he must inflict the lowost penalty — £10. Masters and Servants. — Mr. George Clisby, of the City Arms, appeared to the complaint of Peter Colinet, for refusing to pay him £2 17s. wages as ostler. From the statement of a witness it appeared that the only money allowed by Mr. Clisby to his ostler was what he could obtain from the persons who put up horses at his stable. The com plaint was in. consequence dismissed. — Richard Rus sell, carpunter, complained of William Dowling and Thomas Elliott, carpenters, Hindmarsh, for refusing and neglecting to pay him £1 lGs., bilanceof wages. The defendants were nit in atttm lanco, and Mr. W. H. Wigley, who appeared for them, could not sustain aset-ofFasto some lost time. His Worship gave judgment for the amount claimed.

TRUMPERY CHARGE. — Samuel Armstrong, of Hindmarsh, was charged in the Police Court yes terday, on the complaint of Richard Taylor, with stealing a dog, value £5. The defendant set up a claim of ownership, and as the complainant's state ment did not substantiate the felonious charge, the case was dismissed. Charge Dismissed. — A. person named James Marshall, under remand on a charge of steal ing a mare from a man named Grimer, was bnught up for examination yesterday before Mr. Wigley. The accused produced a number of witnesses to show that the animal was claimed by him in the presence of GriinL-r from the time it was with others brought from the Murray, and that Grimer never protested against such claim. The defendant also in his state ment posively asserted that he bought the animal from Mr. Rae, who morely authorised Grimer to re ceive payment in town for her, and that he (de fendant) had paid £35 on account of the mare to Grimer. His Worship dismissed the charge of felony, and left the parties to settle the case in a Civil Court. Four Deserters. — At the Port Adelaide Police Court, on the 27th instant, four of the crew of the Sir I'hainm Ores am, apprehended in Adelaide, were charged by Captain N.-irracott with desertion from the vessel. One who was spokesman for the rest, narrated a list of grievances, as to being c m finad on board with a chain round his waist, a be laying- pin to act as a gag in his mouth, during the voyage ; but the Magistrate informed them that if they ha 1 any complaints to nrxke against the cap tain, they should have obtained leave to go to a magistrate, aud not take the course they had done by deserting, and committed them to gaol for six weeks with hard labour. Charge op Desertion. — \t the Port Police Court, yesterday, John Smith, one of the crew of the Steadfast, was chai ged with desertion, which charge he denied, alleging that he had asked for soap to wash his clothes, and not obtaining it from the cap t.iin lie had taken the clothes on shore to get washed. Thomas Spencer, master of the Steadfast, prove 1 that prisoner had no leave to go, and that he an I some others just discharged fro-n gaol had refused to work, on the ground that they were tired with walking down from the gaol. John Puymen, chief mate, stated that prisoner had no leave from him to quit the ship. He was consequently sentenced to seven days' imprisonment, witii hard labour, for being oKoant twitrinii^ laairi

The ' Liady Augusta' — ltae steamer L,aay Augusta, with the barsji Eureka in tow, arrived at the Goolwa on the 26 h, with cargo, consisting of timber and railway sleepers. Bible Christians. — A public tea meeting was held at Findaa on Wednesday last, for the pur pose of making arrangements for the erectiou of a chapel in the neighbourhood, in connection with the Bible Christians. At a public meeting held after wards addresses were delivered by the Rev. Messrs. Foord, Way, and Fursman. The sum of £24 was collected towards the new building, a suitable piece of land on winch to orect it having been presented bftiir. Miller. Country Schools. — We have not often recorded a passing visit to the country s-'hools under the control of the Board of Education, though occa sionally we have done so when invited to attend periodical examinations and distribution of prizes. Mindful of a duty we owe to the public (of which this is not the least part), and travelling towards the siu£h, we called on Air. J. D. Willshire, at the Sturt, who afforded us the means of testing the acquirments of his scholars after our own fashion. The number of pupils in attendance was 38 out of ,45 on the return, all of them clean in appearance aud under good discipline. Tha effect of having a method of instructing, and adhering to it, was particularly . manifested in the reading department, which ordinarily is much neglected. We allude tc a proper and distinct articulation of words and attention to pauses. In orthography and arithmetic we were auite ssvtisfiftrl with nrivnnr n.n-l ju».i-nrate

answers, especially irom some ot very te ider years, who could hardly be expected to have made any ad vancement. Some of the elder boys, whose atten dance had extended to a year and upwards, were able to answer questions in Bullish grammar as far as etymology and to parse short easy sentences. Other ?'engagements compelled us to take our departure without hearing them in geography, &c. Now, while expressing our hope that the schools are generally of this character, and 'mtorming our country readers that every facility is afforded them to instruct their children, which is essential to their well-doing in more advanced years, we fully concur with the expressed wishes of the Board, that the apathy so lately existing by those whose position and example could prove of incalculable benefit, may be succeeded by a due appreciation of this important subject in par rapidly fromng community.

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