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1 JohnWarren 4,512,336
2 NeilHamilton 3,079,643
3 noelwoodhouse 2,979,952
4 annmanley 2,243,541
5 John.F.Hall 2,209,176
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4531 mcjools 3,278
4532 bobb 3,277
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4534 Toddteam 3,274
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1 JohnWarren 4,512,305
2 NeilHamilton 3,079,643
3 noelwoodhouse 2,979,952
4 annmanley 2,243,471
5 John.F.Hall 2,209,171
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4528 mcjools 3,278
4529 bobb 3,277
4530 bethgord54 3,274
4531 Toddteam 3,274
4532 lizoup 3,272
4533 jenny286 3,270

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January 2017 277
December 2016 31
November 2016 148
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TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION WITH ENGLAND. TO THE EDITOR OF THE REGISTER. (Article), South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Thursday 30 April 1863 [Issue No.5152] page 2 2017-06-23 13:01 TELKOBAPHIO COMMUNICATION
TO THE EDITOB Or THE REOISTEB.
; :- Sir— The last mail from Melbourne brought me
that the camels, which proved themselves ao
lseim w me. cAiuurcre, arc now consignee, vo
ignoble ease in a uaddock midway between Mel
bourne and Adelaide. He got* on to say— 'Mr.
Laudells, who. is known to be a thoroughly com
petent man -with caiueu, ia wiUing-to lay. doffn the
^legraphjine (by camels} tlirouch to the north
west from. Adelaide, and oil hislwnalfji'oa a man'tff ?
sterling worth, and 1 believe up Wrns wcrk,*I Ih
vite the submission of his idea to Mr. Todd. I am ?
endeavouring to organize a party for the for west
by north, and hope sb far to initiate it that I shall .
Bay, and PerUi wholly 4efined in the outline.
Our camels are. available, so that it- you* Govern- i
seaboanl(T) range^t-the Government here,' I have -
no doubt, will gladly loan Uiem.'Jn'y friend
Howitt is willing to go any where, wim hj» camel
troime.'1 ':' '? ' ? : :'.' ' .' ':,' '. ''.'.'
.' Will you allow me to say that you ^amear in «
your recent anicles on the »boye subject to have ' ?
mutaken the meaning of Mt. tJislHJrne's lettar..
He siiys di-stiiictly that tlie ovcrland-linfi'W) '.
the north coast mutt be laid by the colouieN
whereas ytiu asiiiuuc that the parties --he re- : ,
presents would unJcrtako iu Another mistake ?
has arisen from tho similarity of JiaTnea. Vau
Dieiiien's Inlet is suoken of as the' termination
p-jint «-f the Nrirt's, whereas it should be Van
Uiemeu's Gulf— Uu* places are AVido apart. In .Mr. ,
TodtL's n!-»r», the 'adviuitage to this _colqnf of
htving tlie telegraph exteiuied to the north* coast
from Adelaide is clearly shown, as our inessagss
wo ild only have to traverse i,mKl miles, in ntaeo- of '
3.7W by the Aloreton JBay route, aud even Victoria
?would save 900 miles by our line, white to- New
South Waies it would be much the s»me either
way, .Thtise t,wo, colonies, thereiore,tiiiuht be ex,
pectedtojoiq us in the scheme, and -It 1» hardly '
lwces-sary to point out the collateral advantages
lo Uie colony thai secures so linportant an arranuc- .
ment, I showed Dr. Kmhlimt's letter to Mr. Todd,
Who seemed much pleased with it, and remarked
Unit the camels would no doubt be of great use in ?
layinif down the wire. Mr. Todd is also evidently. .
of opinion that we should bestir ourselves if w«
I am, Sir, *c.
J. B. AU3TIN.
TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
TO THE EDITOR OF THE REGISTER.
Sir— The last mail from Melbourne brought me
that the camels, which proved themselves so
useful to the explorers, are now consigned to
ignoble ease in a paddock midway between Mel
bourne and Adelaide. He goes on to say— 'Mr.
Landells, who is known to be a thoroughly com
petent man with camels, is willing to lay down the
telegraph line (by camels} through to the north
west from Adelaide, and on his behalf a man of
sterling worth, and I believe up to his work,I in
vite the submission of his idea to Mr. Todd. I am
endeavouring to organize a party for the far west
by north, and hope so far to initiate it that I shall .
Bay, and Perth wholly defined in the outline.
Our camels are available, so that if your Govern
seaboard range-the Government here, I have
no doubt, will gladly loan them. My friend
Howitt is willing to go any where, with his camel
troupe.
.' Will you allow me to say that you appear in
your recent anicles on the above subject to have
mistaken the meaning of Mr. Gisbourne's letter.
He says distinctly that the overland line to
the north coast must be laid by the colonies,
whereas you assume that the parties he re-
presents would undertake it. Another mistake
has arisen from the similarity of names. Van
Diemen's Inlet is spoken of as the termination
point of the wires, whereas it should be Van
Diemen's Gulf— the places are wide apart. In Mr.
Todd's report, the 'advantage to this colony of
having the telegraph extended to the north coast
from Adelaide is clearly shown, as our messages
would only have to traverse 1600 miles, in place of
3.700 by the Moreton Bay route, and even Victoria
would save 900 miles by our line, while to New
South Waies it would be much the same either
way, .Those two colonies, therefore, might be ex
pected to join us in the scheme, and It is hardly
neccessary to point out the collateral advantages
to the colony that secures so lmportant an arrange .
ment, I showed Dr. Embling's letter to Mr. Todd,
who seemed much pleased with it, and remarked
that the camels would no doubt be of great use in
laying down the wire. Mr. Todd is also evidently
of opinion that we should bestir ourselves if we
I am, Sir, &c.
J. B. AUSTIN.
PUBLIC WORKS. (Article), South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Saturday 25 April 1863 [Issue No.5148] page 3 2017-06-23 10:46 PUBLIC W0BK9.
Public 'Works for the year 18G2— a document
Under the bead ''Telegraphs'* we have a full
?eport from Mr. Todd, the contents of which :
ire summarized as follows:— The report of
L861 showed that the total expenditure on
elegraphs to the end of that year, including
he coat of stations, was £56,532; expended
luring 1862 on new lines, £6,255 ; ditto on new
itations, £2,034; total, £64,821, which sum
?epresenta the formation of 709 miles of line,
ind 1,026^ miles of wire. The profit and loss
iccount shows a debit balance of £363. In
;he three last years the accounts stand thus : —
,his department that the unprofitable nature
-f some of the branch stations has induced the'
Dommissioner to decline further similar exten
lions, except on a principle explained by Mr.'
Vlr. Todd's report, the Secretary of the Cora
nissioner of Public Works makes the following
' With regard to the Superintendent's obscrva
ions on the question of a new central office, and
he various offers made to the Government, I may
lraw attention to the debate of 24th October, 1861,
vhich ensued upon Mr. Hay's motion, viz.. 'That
is two sites, appearing to offer claims to the con
Meration of the Government, are now available
iz., a piece of land (uow under offer) between the
3Iub House and the Napoleon Bonaparte Hotel,
he present Post-Office— it is desirable that the
elcKraph station should be erected on the former
site. The House alflrmed that the site of the
iresent Post-Office would be the most suitable. N
' In continuation of the Superintendent'sremarks
ipon telegraphic communication with England,
[ am to subjoin the following extracts from a letter
)f 26th January, from Mr. F. Gisbome to His
jy one addressed to His Excellency Sir Dominick
)etwcen Java and Broad Sound or Brisbane, hut
he minute hi question [receipt of which he acknow
edgesl very strongly insists upon the 'economy,
safety, and certainty of communication' to be
)btained by substituting an overland telegraph
jetween Brisbane and Gulf Carpentaria for the
wrtion of the submarine lino south of Cape York,
[have the pleasure to inform you that, after mature
leliberation, the promoters have determined to
wcede to the wishes of the Government of Queens
anil in favour of the overland communication, and
m\\ be ready to fix the terminus of the cable at say
if Gulf Carpentaria. The length of the submarine
ine will thus be reduced to 1.855 nautical miles of
listance, and the total capital to i.?10,000-thc
subsidy will thus be also reduced to £3o,500 per
PUBLIC W0RKS.
Public 'Works for the year 1862— a document
Under the head ''Telegraphs'* we have a full
report from Mr. Todd, the contents of which :
are summarized as follows:— The report of
1861 showed that the total expenditure on
telegraphs to the end of that year, including
the cost of stations, was £56,532; expended
during 1862 on new lines, £6,255 ; ditto on new
stations, £2,034; total, £64,821, which sum
represents the formation of 709 miles of line,
and 1,026 ½ miles of wire. The profit and loss
account shows a debit balance of £368. In
the three last years the accounts stand thus : —
this department that the unprofitable nature
of some of the branch stations has induced the'
Commissioner to decline further similar exten
tions, except on a principle explained by Mr.'
Mr. Todd's report, the Secretary of the Com
missioner of Public Works makes the following
' With regard to the Superintendent's observa
tions on the question of a new central office, and
the various offers made to the Government, I may
draw attention to the debate of 24th October, 1861,
which ensued upon Mr. Hay's motion, viz.. 'That
as two sites, appearing to offer claims to the con
sideration of the Government, are now available
viz., a piece of land (now under offer) between the
CIub House and the Napoleon Bonaparte Hotel,
the present Post-Office— it is desirable that the
telegraph station should be erected on the former
site. The House afflrmed that the site of the
present Post-Office would be the most suitable.
' In continuation of the Superintendent's remarks
upon telegraphic communication with England,
I am to subjoin the following extracts from a letter
of 26th January, from Mr. F. Gisborne to His
by one addressed to His Excellency Sir Dominick
between Java and Broad Sound or Brisbane, but
the minute in question [receipt of which he acknow
edges] very strongly insists upon the "economy,
safety, and certainty of communication" to be
obtained by substituting an overland telegraph
between Brisbane and Gulf Carpentaria for the
portion of the submarine line south of Cape York,
I have the pleasure to inform you that, after mature
deliberation, the promoters have determined to
accede to the wishes of the Government of Queens
land in favour of the overland communication, and
will be ready to fix the terminus of the cable at say
of Gulf Carpentaria. The length of the submarine
line will thus be reduced to 1.855 nautical miles of
distance, and the total capital to £710,000-the
subsidy will thus be also reduced to £35,500 per
annum.'
RIVERTON. Riverton, April 23. (Article), South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Friday 24 April 1863 [Issue No.5147] page 3 2017-06-23 10:17 K.TVER.TON.
FFroin our own Correspondent.!
Kiverton. Annl 23.
On Wednesday, tne 22nd inst., a meeting was
held at the lliverton Hotel, to consider the pro
to iiivcrenn and neigh liourhoad direct communica
tion witli tne telegrapn wires wliicu pass tlirougU
filled, and creat interest in the subject-mutter of
the meeting seemed to prevail. Tlie chair was
tak»n bv Air. U. M. Cole, J.P., who opened the
proceedings by staling the reasons for which the
meeting \v»s called, and read a letter from Mr.
Todd, .Suiierintendent of Telegraphs, regretting his
RIVERTON.
From our own Correspondent.!
Riverton. April 23.
On Wednesday, the 22nd inst., a meeting was
held at the Riverton Hotel, to consider the pro
to Riverton and neighbourhood direct communica
tion with the telegraph wires which pass through
filled, and great interest in the subject matter of
the meeting seemed to prevail. The chair was
taken by Mr. R. M. Cole, J.P., who opened the
proceedings by stating the reasons for which the
meeting \vas called, and read a letter from Mr.
Todd, .Superintendent of Telegraphs, regretting his
Advertising (Advertising), South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Thursday 2 February 1865 [Issue No.5697] page 1 2017-06-16 13:44 : 'Ele^ncTclesraplipcnartiuwit.Ollicc'ol ' -
Supanntcndcnt, Anclaule, January 10, 18*55.
^EALED TE^DBliS will bo iJtiffi
[?? i'ft tjiis pificc and' at the Tclegni|-h Offic«, .
? '? EJee|ricTeleKr»ph DciKurtniciii.' O ttlce'of
?_. SipetlhtendenV Adelaide, Janunry Zo, 1868.
QBAJ1KD..TENDEIW will bo r?c-»iv«d
yp: at Ihis Office until uoon of February 22 fo*
the Supply of TJ'XKGUAni POLKS for the Uj* ?
of Tele^aph to Port Augiula.
Thesffccificut^dncan lm neen and all pirticulnt -
obtained on application a: the Tcleu'ruph Oific«» '
at Adolajdc, dare, and KoorinRa, aud at thi Pott*
Ofllce, Me!ro«e.
The TeiiJer to slate the price per Pole and tfe*
P&Wl*1!? W«^n»«ato the Superintendent
of Telegraphs, and marked outeldu r' Tender for
Poles.' ;.-....??
Neither the lotreat nor any Tender \y~U ^ necei*
sarily.aoce't-tea.' '
.?'-?? ! , ., . ? , . CHARLKS TODD.
aflUiij2V49,; :, 8uperintcii'ient_of Telcaraph*.
Electric Telegraph Department, Office
superintendent, Adelaide, January 16, 1865.
SEALED TENDERS will be received
at this office,and at the Telegraph office
Electric Telegraph Department, Office of
Superintendent, Adelaide, January 25, 1865.
SEALED TENDERS will be received
: at this Office until noon of February 22 for
the Supply of TELEGRAPH POLES for the line
of Telegraph to Port Augusta.
The specification can be seen and all particulars
obtained on application a: the Telegraph Offices
at Adelaide, Clare, and Kooringa, aud at the Post
Office, Me!rose.
The Tender to slate the price per Pole and the
Tenders to be addressed to the Superintendent
of Telegraphs, and marked outsideTender for
Poles.
Neither the lowest nor any Tender will be
necessarily accepted.
CHARLES TODD.
26th,32x49 Superintendent of Telegraphs.
THE CENTRAL ROAD BOARD. (Article), South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Friday 24 April 1863 [Issue No.5147] page 2 2017-06-16 13:13 Institute Lectures.— Subscribers to the
Institute Lectures.— Subscribers to the
THE CENTRAL ROAD BOARD. (Article), South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Friday 24 April 1863 [Issue No.5147] page 2 2017-06-16 13:11 Ixstetotb Lectures.— Subscribers to the
[nstitute are informed by notice in our business
solumhs that Mir. C. Todd's first lecture on
Slectriciry will be delivered on the 1st proximo,
nstcad of this evening as previously announced.
Institute Lectures.— Subscribers to the
Institute are informed by notice in our business
columns that Mr. C. Todd's first lecture on
Electriciry will be delivered on the 1st proximo,
instead of this evening as previously announced.
Advertising (Advertising), South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Friday 24 April 1863 [Issue No.5147] page 1 2017-06-16 13:05 DOUTH AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE.
O ? 1JSCTURE POSTPONED.
MR. TODD'S FIRST LECTURE on* ELEC
rRICITY, &c will take place on FRIDAY, MAY
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE.
LECTURE POSTPONED.
MR. TODD'S FIRST LECTURE on ELEC
RICITY, &c will take place on FRIDAY, MAY
PLEURO-PNEUMONIA. (Article), South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Thursday 2 February 1865 [Issue No.5697] page 2 2017-06-16 12:27 Thb OOMKT.-The Rev. J. Maughan delivered ft
the Methodist New Connexion Church, Franklin
itreet. About 500 persons were present. After
levotional services, Mr. Charles Todd, who pre
ind appropriate remarks. The rev. lecturer «aid
;hcre were few thiugs that excited so much atten
iras now nightly to be seen in the south-western
THE COMET.-The Rev. J. Maughan delivered a
the Methodist New Connection Church, Franklin
Street. About 500 persons were present. After
devotional services, Mr. Charles Todd, who
and appropriate remarks. The Rev. lecturer said
there were few things that excited so much attention
was now nightly to be seen in the south-western
THE TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT. (Article), South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Wednesday 22 April 1863 [Issue No.5145] page 2 2017-06-16 12:09 however, was written before the^laifc communi
cation^ from Miv Gisborne ^B*,rea;ived, and
floes nof,' therefore, touch upon tlie'bffer which
IjatgeoQeman^aa biow made rtb construct an
crverllndline, byjway of Queensland and Cam
bridge-^ruir, for irf^eubsily ofV^5,00O per
annum. ' rXho best plan,' says the Superin
the-eokmies would-bo-a^renference between the
Supefrntendeilte'ot- TelcJrtijilB of each,icplony
Active Governments.1' It is probable, how
tvtr, Ihat tlie recent eoggesticm of ilr. Qisborne
was considered by the' Confjerence jiist held in
M elbqnrne,r though Queensland, unfortunately .
was ?hbt'rcpre»cntEd,'Bt th^Tn^ing. ' : '; /'
Tlie subject 'ofcontrBli Telegraph Offices in
^delaido occupies fa' cbbsiderabie' portion of
Mr. Todd'a report'. 'Ho Btates; that 'nothing
ha^ beehdeCnUely determined as -to the* site of
tlit* central office, but 'that : several Tiew offers
m'e now berore. the Government. With regard'
to the Town Hall, the; proposition to furnish r
suitable offices at a rental; of. £350 is said
to have been. receivedfarourably by the Govern
ment, . though no : pledge^ has- been given.
the! Post-Ofllce. .The -'conclusion which Mr.
Todd arrives at ia that ' in point of accommo
dation tlie plans submitted by the Corporation
are:3uperior to those furnished by. Mr. Green ;
and as regards poeition, ebowld the Corporation
iuceeed in combining an Exchange with the .
to the removal; of the .'central Telegraph
siderably lessened ; but unless that u done .
ia further. 'pointed out that neither the plans
of tho 'Corporation nor those of Mr. Green
of h'ne and 1,02(3 J miles of wire at work in
however, was written before thelast communi
cation^ from Mr Gisborne was received, and
does not, therefore, touch upon the offer which
that gentleman has now made to construct an
overland line, by way of Queensland and Cam
bridge Gulf for a subsidy of £535,000 per
annum. 'The best plan,' says the Superin
the-colonies would be a conference between the
Superintendents of Telegraphs of each colony
spective Governments.' It is probable, how
ever, that the recent suggestion of Mr. Gisborne
was considered by the' Conference just held in
Melbourne, though Queensland, unfortunately .
was not represented at that meeting.
The subject of central Telegraph Offices in
Adelaide occupies a considerable portion of
Mr. Todd's report. He states that nothing
has been definitely determined as to the site of
the central office, but that several new offers
are now before the Government. With regard'
to the Town Hall, the proposition to furnish
suitable offices at a rental of £350 is said
to have been received farourably by the Govern
ment, though no pledge has been given.
the! Post-Offlce. .The -'conclusion which Mr.
Todd arrives at is that ' in point of accommo
dation the plans submitted by the Corporation
are superior to those furnished by. Mr. Green ;
and as regards position, should the Corporation
succeed in combining an Exchange with the .
to the removal; of the central Telegraph
siderably lessened ; but unless that is done .
is further. 'pointed out that neither the plans
of the 'Corporation nor those of Mr. Green
of line and 1,026½ of miles of wire at work in
THE TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT. (Article), South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), Wednesday 22 April 1863 [Issue No.5145] page 2 2017-06-16 11:06 THE ;TEL EQB A.EH- DEPAETMENT. i
' Ihoiieport of:tbe ?Comtnisuoner of 'PubKo
WorkB contains full details from' itr. 'Todd
Department. It appears that the reTenue
aenvea from the various lines during 1862, was,
slightly less than tlia.revenue of 1861— 'a. fact'
of colonial produce allowing smaller prolits
therehy - inducing ? greater economy; and ^rio'
doubt also to the ei-cumstance that with the
cantile men have -found 'that' the expense~of
telegraphing has i -augmented in a corresponding
ratio;- so that they now only uao 'the telegraph
We giro this opening 'paragraph on account
syntax, however, ought not to liavo passed
is intended to convey is thatthe slight falling
off in revenue is attributable to two'cau8ca—
tho low price of produce, and the increased
extension of the telegraph system. -Hie way
in which this latter cause operates io, weprcsumei
which, so long, as the lines were short, they
Bought from tho, Telegraph- Department. But
the question of revenuo and expenditure is
continued increase of lines to small townships*
STear after year it has been 'apparent that come
limit would bavo to be placed on the extension
cost incurred in the construction ot such lines.
tion in the establishment of a branch oulco at
which the branch office at Hahndorf bus been
elegraph, or within comparatively abort dis
tances of a regular Telegrapk-Officc, desiring to
have, telegraphic facilities. In such casei, the
the current expenses of - s main office,
tho ordinary system would impose a heavy ,
permanent burden on the revenue, and remote
ail chance of the department becoming even
tensions of new office*, therefore, whero, the k
the district Applying for such facilities should
either supplement the receipts of the bffico so
as to cover its cos-t cf maintenance, or find a
respectable or properly ?qualified person willing
to ? the general revenue of the department;'
This is, the plan proposed to be tried at
Ilahndorf, where a chcinut has agreed to take
to cost £100, baa been extended from; Mount
close of the year were— ono from Wallaroo to
Kadina, and another from Penola to Eoncraig.
Milang, and Mr. Todd again urges the claime of
appears, that somo correspondence has taken
place with Now South Wales on the subject of:
the proposed line by way of the Darling. .The -
settlers are urging the extension 6f the .New,.
South Wales wires to Weutwortb, and Mr.
doubt accede to their wishes. It will then de*,'
,Tolva upon South' Australia to extend its .own
lino to the frontier, and -so form a fresh, com-
munication with' Sydney. Bat, it is remarked, -
on their claim to two-thirds of the.revqnue,: oh'
account ?? of the greater length of line' -they
would havo to construct, as compared with the
South Australian section, to complete tho com-*,
tralia the- same proportion of the receipts as
we now. derive, -tho only direct inducement to.
of revenue that; might bo expected to result
; facilities for communicating with Went worth,
Darling.' Whilst thesoaro admitted to be highly
the outlay required on that Bide by having a
South Wales, one-half, .'say, instead - of; one
land, with the increase of businesi that.; would
satisfy the demands; and requirements of her.
own subjects on the Barling.' ' In these collec
.think that New South Wales would be 'amply
compensated for '?' her ?- |' larger ' ?'expenditure,:,
while in South Australia wo should h»ve: to
srect nearly two ;Kundred .! (200) ! miles ot
new 'line ' for the sole purpose of having
direct cpmmunication with that, colpny, as we
should not have a single intermediate slation
It is fair, also, to urge in considering this1 ques
George's Sound, maintained at so^great a cost,
is more than a set-off to the greater 'length -of
Iine~wbich would have to be constructed by
New South Wales.' The cost »f 'the -South
is' estimated at £10,500, which ; wonldjmclude:
the iestabUsHment of branches .at- Tanunda,
AngaBton, ) and Truro. ; At present telegraphic .
correspondence ' with ffiydney is '§teadiljih*
creasing^. -and it would probahlf be much
greater if the new line were erected, as tinder
existing arrangement* it is a rare/occurrenoe to
.the' day- upon which the message is tent from
Adelaide. ...If the new line were erected Mri
Todd thinks that it: would yield Teoeipts to
QueenalitJd''messages to' tbe extent of £3,600
pejr^nnirta,,: ^/- , ?.,-..,- ?? ; :
? _ On the iubject of telegraphic communication
with'England, Mr. Todd rfcapitulatet tho pro.
ceedjjngs which hare taken place with a view to
bririgrag^about some general 'action between the
colonies^ And remarks thatjit ia highly : im-
probable, that any English Company willunde
however, waa written before the^laifc communi
THE TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT.
The report of:the Commissioner of Public
Works contains full details from' Mr. 'Todd
Department. It appears that the revenue
derived from the various lines during 1862, was,
slightly less than the.revenue of 1861— 'a. fact
of colonial produce allowing smaller profits
thereby inducing greater economy; and no
doubt also to the circumstance that with the
cantile men have -found that the expense of
telegraphing has augmented in a corresponding
ratio, so that they now only uso the telegraph
We give this opening paragraph on account
syntax, however, ought not to have passed
is intended to convey is that the slight falling
off in revenue is attributable to two causes—
the low price of produce, and the increased
extension of the telegraph system. The way
in which this latter cause operates is, we presume,
which, so long as the lines were short, they
sought from the Telegraph Department. But
the question of revenue and expenditure is
continued increase of lines to small townships.
Year after year it has been apparent that some
limit would have to be placed on the extension
cost incurred in the construction of such lines.
tion in the establishment of a branch office at
which the branch office at Hahndorf has been
telegraph, or within comparatively short dis
tances of a regular Telegraph-Office, desiring to
have telegraphic facilities. In such cases, the
the current expenses of a main office,
the ordinary system would impose a heavy
permanent burden on the revenue, and remove
all chance of the department becoming even
tensions of new offices, therefore, where the
the district applying for such facilities should
either supplement the receipts of the office so
as to cover its cost of maintenance, or find a
respectable or properly qualified person willing
to the general revenue of the department;'
This is the plan proposed to be tried at
Hahndorf, where a chemist has agreed to take
to cost £100, has been extended from Mount
close of the year were— one from Wallaroo to
Kadina, and another from Penola to Kincraig.
Milang, and Mr. Todd again urges the claims of
appears, that some correspondence has taken
place with New South Wales on the subject of
the proposed line by way of the Darling. .The
settlers are urging the extension of the New
South Wales wires to Wentworth, and Mr.
volve upon South' Australia to extend its .own
line to the frontier, and so form a fresh, com-
munication with' Sydney. But, it is remarked,
on their claim to two-thirds of the revenue, on
account of the greater length of line they
would have to construct, as compared with the
South Australian section, to complete the com
tralia the same proportion of the receipts as
we now derive, the only direct inducement to
of revenue that might be expected to result
Darling.' Whilst these are admitted to be highly
the outlay required on that side by having a
South Wales, one-half, say, instead of; one
land, with the increase of business that would
satisfy the demands and requirements of her
own subjects on the Darling. ' In these collec
think that New South Wales would be amply
compensated for her larger expenditure,
while in South Australia we should have to
erect nearly two hundred (200) miles of
new line for the sole purpose of having
direct communication with that colony, as we
should not have a single intermediate station
It is fair, also, to urge in considering this ques
George's Sound, maintained at so great a cost,
is more than a set-off to the greater length of
Iine which would have to be constructed by
New South Wales.' The cost of the South
is estimated at £10,500, which ; would include
the establishment of branches at Tanunda,
Angaston, and Truro. At present telegraphic
correspondence with Sydney is steadily in
creasing, and it would probably be much
greater if the new line were erected, as under
existing arrangements it is a rare occurrence to
.the' day- upon which the message is sent from
Adelaide. ...If the new line were erected Mr
Todd thinks that it: would yield receipts to
Queensland messages to the extent of £3,600
per annum.
On the subject of telegraphic communication
with England, Mr. Todd recapitulated the pro.
ceedings which have taken place with a view to
bringing about some general action between the
colonies, and remarks that it is highly im-
probable, that any English Company will unde
however, was written before the^laifc communi

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