Adelaide Advertiser in Adelaide, South-Australia
20 Jan 1892

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20 Jan 1892

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Adelaide Advertiser (Newspaper) - January 20, 1892, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia Cable messages. Affairs in Ireland. A property agent shot. London january 18. News has been received from Ireland to the effect that or. Perry a pro Perty agent in Clare while Riding to Church on sunday was waylaid by a party of three armed men and shot in the thigh and that he now lies in a critical Condi Tion. The horse lie was Riding at the time of the attack was killed. Enthusiastic meeting in Dublin. London january 18. Or. J. E. Redmond the Leader of the Parnellie Section of the Irish party who was recently elected As member for Waterford met with a splendid recep Tion at a political gathering in Dublin having been borne in Triumph on the shoulders of the people. While thus being carried however the watch presented to him by the Sydney Cabman during Lii i visit to Australia was stolen. Colonial telegrams. Victoria. Melbourne january 19. In the practice court to Day an application was made before or. Justice Hood for a writ of Hareas Corpus calling upon the Matron of the Austin Hospital for incurable to show cause Why Canon Cummins is detained in the hos Pital it appears the Rev. Gentleman desires to leave the institution in order that he might go to Ballarat where a comfortable Home would be provided for him but the Matron persistently declined to allow him to leave. The application was granted. Irregularities having been discovered in the books of or. D. F. Cons Dine. Clerk in the Crown Law department he was suspended to Day pending a thorough examination of his accounts. It is alleged that Considine instead of paying into the Bank Money received by him would retain them and pay a Lump sum when the books were audited. The building strike at the new fish Market and the new Law courts continues and to Day Cine bricklayers at the Law courts were compelled to suspend work being unable to proceed in the absence of the masons the weather to Day has been exceedingly hot die Shade temperature at the Observatory registering 954? and the Sun temperature 147?. Chinese restriction act. Melbourne january 19. A letter has been received by the govern ment from the Premier of South aus Thalia drawing attention to the Amend ment of the chinese restriction act pawed in that province providing for the admittance to South Australia of any chinese naturalised elsewhere if the government of such place will Accord a like right of entry to South australian chinese. It is understood that the object of the communication is to con vey a hint that Victoria should reciprocate with South Australia in allowing an inter change of chinese Between the two territories. Or. We Aston has reported to the com Mielonen of customs that Rayter the existing Law it is competent for the government to admit South australian chinese to Victoria if it be desired to do so providing a proclamation is made giving notice of the fact. Accidental poisoning. Sydney january 19. A terrible Case of accidental poisoning took place at the Narrabri Hospital this morning. Miss Weaver a trained nurse who has lately taken charge of the Hospital administered and also partook of herself some Gruel which appears to have contained Poison supposed to be arsenic the result was that the nurse died shortly after taking it and an old Man Thomas Smith a patient died later on. Two other patients Are not expected to recover. Crowds will visit Martin to Day. Crowds will visit hasten Bros today. Co web will visit Martin Bros to Day. Crowds will visit Metik Bros to Day. Crowds will visit Martin Bros to Day. Crowds will visit Matt it Bros to Day. Crowds will visit Martin Bros to Day. 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Eucalyptus Oil unless pure is not eucalyptus Oil and cannot be depended upon. Be careful always to ask for Faulding s eucalyptus Oil Emu Brand and Faulding s extract of eucalyptus. They have an established reputation toe their absolute purity and strength. 318oc brie one and Art ohm Taei. Bern Bugo Etia soap Tsui Inq two arrests made. London january 19. In connection with the attempted murder of or. Perry a property agent in Clare Ireland two arrests have been made of persons whose hatred he is known to have incurred by evicting them from their dwellings. Advice from mrs. Parnell. London january 18. Mrs. Parnell has urged the people of Ireland not to submit to the guidance of or. Gladstone on the Home Rule question. The Irish land Purchase act. London january 18. The Irish land Purchase act has to a Large extent proved a failure owing to the refusal of landlords to sell the properties which their tenants desire to secure. The German printers strike. 2,000 non unionists engaged. London january 18. The latest information with regard to the printers strike in Germany is to the effect that the employers have replaced 2,000 of their unionist compositors by non unionists. Scandal in France. Selling the legion of Honor. London january 18. General h. J. Brugere Secretary general to president Carnot and chief of the military establishment is accused of Selling the decoration of the legion of Honor. Influenza. Death of or. Tolle mache. London january 18. The Hon. Algernon Grey Tolle mache recently of new zealand has died from influenza at the age of 86. New South Wales. Sydney january 19. An inquest in connection with the burning of the american Timber ship w. H. Lincoln was concluded to Day and resulted in an open verdict there being no evidence to show How the fire originated. At the annual meeting of the new South Wales Rifle association to Day the repented balance Sheet showed the association to be in a healthy financial condition there being �1,500 to carry Forward to the present year. Queensland. Brisbane january 19. Today s courier in a leading article advocates the introduction of Black labor from new Guinea under a six months agreement to work on the Queensland sugar plantations. New zealand. Auckland january 19. The barque ume Avite has arrived at Dunedin from Mauritius with smallpox on Board. She has been quarantined. In connection with the funeral of the Duke of Clarence the warships to Morrow will fire minute guns from 6 o clock Tai Sunset. Cable messages. South australian mortgage company. Confidence expressed in the future. London january 18. A meeting of the shareholders of the South australian land mortgage and Agency company was held to Day the chairman of directors or. Richardson presiding. The company consists of 150,000 of �10 each on which �2 each Las been paid. Or Mcgravie who recently issued a reassuring circular to the shareholders stated Liat he had traced All the Loans effected by the society and had personally valued All the properties held As Security. He assessed the Queensland properties at �740,000 and those in South Australia at �326,000. He considered that it would be foolish to Call in the mortgages for the purpose of meeting the debentures As they matured and advocated As an alternative the writ ing off of the suspense interest account the Reserve fund and �1 a share of the capital of the company. The total sum thus obtained would he estimated amount to �300,000. Or. Mcgravie expressed the emphatic opinion that the colonies would again experience a period of great Prosperity and urged that a courageous policy on the part of the company would be fruitful of Large profits in the future. He estimated the incr sic value of the shares of the company at �1 is. Each. A protracted discussion ensued concern ing the statement and suggestions of or. Mcgravie while much anxiety was shown by some of the shareholders present to subscribe the amount of the debentures falling due. Ultimately a committee of seven of the principal shareholders including air. Chayter and or. Gibbon was appointed to Confer with the directors on the Best policy to be adopted. Mishap to the hah Abl London january 18. The Mamari Steamer 2,312 tons of Sunderland which left Auckland for London on november 26, has arrived with her bows store in caused by a collision. A portion of the cargo is damaged. A terrible tragedy. A Mother kills her son. Melbourne january 19. A terrible tragedy occurred this morning at Huntley about 8 Miles from Sandhurst when a Little boy George Cook seven years of age son of a Carpenter was attacked by his Mother with an axe. The boy was going to school and had just left the House when his Mother Fol Lowed and struck him twice with an Are once with the Blade and once with the head inflict ing two terrible gashes one Over die ear and the other on the Back of the head smashing the Skull and causing the brains to protrude. Intelligence was sent to the police and the lad was taken to the Bendigo Hospital where he shortly afterwards expired. The Mother was arrested and brought before the police court and remanded till monday. It is believed die is out of her mind. She told the Constable that the reason she struck the boy was that he was studying too hard and she desired he should have a rest about 20 years ago she was confined in the Kew Asylum. She seems totally noon ceded Over the Case and apparently does not Realise the nature of the deed. The father is 60 years of age and has a Large family. National association. Sydney january 19. The following Resolution was carried to Day at a meeting of the National association that this association views with satisfaction the attitude adopted by the Premier in refusing to accede to the request preferred by a Deputa Tion comprising members of the trades and labor Council and legislative Assembly to nominate members of one particular class to the legislative Council As such nomination would tend to arouse sectional animosity in the Community. This association regards the attempt made As an Effort on the part of an irresponsible body to usurp the functions of constitutional government a committee was also appointed to draw up a working platform for the association to be submitted to a. Future meeting. New South Wales postal Revenue. Loss for the year �10,000. Sydney january 19. A return has been prepared by the postal department showing the effect of the reduce Tion of postage on letters to great Britain for the twelve months these charges have been in operation. Daring 1890 there were 568,230 a fitters dispatched under the six Penny rate and 21,310 under the four Penny rate the amount of postage being �21,341. During 1891 there were 756.140 letters dispatched under the 2 2 Day evening. Or. J. Bowditch occupied the chair. The candidate was listened to very attentively and at the conclusion of his re Marta be was heartily applauded and a vote " that be was the fit and proper person to be returned was carried unanimously. Air. Mcpherson also addressed another Large and enthusiastic meeting of electors at the Arab Steed hotel Hutt Street on the same evening when councillor Stellar presided. He was equally Well received on this occasion and a vote of Confidence was carried nem. Con. At both places or. Mcpherson opened his re Marks by expressing his extreme regret that anything of an unpleasant nature should Nave occurred at air. Fowler s meeting the previous evening. On behalf of his committee and Hin of Elf he repudiated any connection with it and deeply deplored it. A hoax. Orr Oroo january 19. To Day a report reached the town that a Man was hanging from a Gumtree 15 it. High at Pekina Creek. The police and a Large party visited the scene of the supposed tragedy when it was found that the supposed Man was a Dummy. A similar hoax was perpetrated on the Kairney line some months ago. The new agent general. The town Hall banquet. The Farewell dinner to the Hon. Sir j. C. Bray agent general for South Australia was held in the banqueting room of the Adelaide town Hall on tuesday evening and was in ail respects a great Success. The handsome chamber was filled to its utmost capacity by prominent citizens who were anxious to do Honor to the departing politician and the enthusiasm which prevailed throughout the whole of the proceedings proved that their attendance was in no sense perfunctory. All parties in parliament and All classes of the cd Lum Unity were represented while Many More t ent Hearty Good wishes to the Man whom every one delighted to Honor. Sir John Bray has � ent nearly All his life in South Australia and because of his 2u years of parliamentary sex Jef Zience his Long service As minister of the gown in mar Aud speaker has had wide Opok it unities fur making friends while his � Nial manner at d his Universal desire to oblige have everywhere rendered him de Werndly popular. There a july Oue member y of his predecessors hear Star and x Van Accord him no higher Praise than this nor can i him greater Success Tolian have been generally achieved by former agents general. Hear hear my Friend or. Playford and his colleagues May sit with very Light hearts after conferring the appoint ment on sir John and i congratulate them on having been Able to secure the services of one so Well Able to fill the office. Hear hear i congratulate the people of South Australia on having a London representative upon whom Ibey can safely rely for the Dis charge of its Many responsibilities. And i most he Italy congratulate sir John on his Laving yet another Opportunity wherein he May Cain new laurels to add to the Many Bays he has already earned. Hear hear it has been said that some men have a dread of being praised but i Hope my commendation of sir John will not be regarded in any tense As even approaching flattery. I intend it to be distinctly otherwise for what i have said is the result of my own experience gained alter a knowledge of him Man and boy for half a Century embracing an interval from his Cradle to Middle life. Hear hear we shall greatly miss sir John in his usefulness As a citizen in Many ways. Hear Bear he has assisted in the management of numerous institutions and has Ever been ready to con tribute in time and Money towards most Public movements in Many of which he has been ably assisted by the unobtrusive kindness of lady Bray. Cheers in believing sir John to be perfectly fitted for the position he has lately accepted and in expressing my Best wishes towards him that he May be blessed with health and strength to prosperously discharge its manifold and responsible duties i think i am Only truly representing your own feelings which you will make Manifest by the manner you receive the Toast i now propose the health of our loud cheers sir j. C. Brav who was received with deafening cheers the audience rising in a body and waving their Serviettes said or. Mayor sir Henry Ayers or. Speaker and gentlemen i have been placed in Many difficult positions during my political career but never in Cne More difficult than that in which i find myself in this evening. I have been in the position where i have found it necessary to sul Niit my views on certain questions to parliament and to be opposed by the members on the other Side of the House but this evening there seems to be such unanimity of feeling that i feel it difficult to reply to the kind remarks of sir Henry Ayers and to adequately return thanks to you gentlemen for the warmth of the reception you have tendered me. Hear hear in december 1881, i first became an aspirant for parliamentary honors and one of the first gentlemen i consulted before i decided upon becoming a candidate for the representation of the District of East Adelaide in the House of Assembly was sir Henry Ayers. We All know that sir Henry Ayers is and always was a most careful Man one who never gave any advice until he had Well weighed die pros and cons of the position placed before him and he was extremely careful and at the same time courteous in the advice which he gave to me on that occasion. Though he did distinctly advise me to stand he allowed me to go away with the impression that my candidature met with his approval and he certainly encouraged me to seek a seat As the representative of East Adelaide in the House of Assembly. Hear hear i had had the pleasure of the acquaintance of sir Henry Ayers for some time and he was a Friend of my poor old fathers and indeed he was always a Friend of All who bad a genuine desire to serve the Best interests of the Colony. Hear hear and i think if anyone Weie to ask what individual old colonist should be requested to fill an important Public position we would All exclaim with one voice the president of the legislative Council hear i know that sir Henry Ayers will excuse my making these n Marks although 1 am Noc proposing tie Toast of his health As i am very grate Ful to him for the kind and generous thoughts he has expressed this evening concerning myself. Hear hear Lam especially grateful to Bim for the kind wishes he has uttered because we Are no strangers As we sat in the same administration when the late lamented sir Arthur Blyth was appointed to tie position of agent general of this Colony. 1 have been associated with him in the manage. of different societies and institutions carried on in the interests of the Public and we have always tried to do our share in the advancement of the interests Over which we had control. When i first entered Public life i was a Young Man and i soon became known As " Little i Don t know Why laughter but i liked it and i encouraged it and Here let me say it is a Good thing for any Public Man to gee a Nick name if it is not a bad one. Loud laughter i have at All times endeavoured to take a Hope Ful View of things and no one can make a Success of anything which he undertakes unless he himself shows at least some Hope and belief in the project undertaken and tries to induce those around him to Mani fest the same spirit. Hear hear we Are All too Apt to look doubtful and gloomy directly a Cloud passes Over us. In the past there have been Many Clouds but we have risen Superior to the difficulties and have every reason to be proud of the Progress made in South Australia. Hear hear to have also reason for gratitude for the work of the Oid colonists who have spared neither time or trouble to bring about what they thoroughly believed to be right. This is a rare occasion and shows us that we at All times ought to Admire differences of expressed. Hear hear 1 am a native of this Colony and i take with me to the old land a wife who is also a native of South Australia hear hear and three children All of whom were born in South Australia hear hear and sir i believe i it will be the pleasure of each one in an Especial Way to do everything that can be done for the credit of South Australia. Hear hear Lam pleased with sir Henry Ayers to acknowledge the services of those gentle men who have preceded me As agents general for the Colony of South Australia. In the past the duties attaching to the office have been arduous but no one has Ever suggested that South australian agents general have Ever done anything to Lessen the respect in which the Colony is held in the old world. Hear hear on the contrary their beet efforts have been Pat Forth to promote the highest interests of the govern ment of South Australia. In London for sonic incomprehensible cause South Australia i like some of the other colonies is financially under a Cloud but it will be my Doty on reach ing the old land to show that there is no reason for anything of the kind and it \ will be a comparatively easy task for me to satisfy any one who will Trie the trouble to look into the matter with me that though we have borrowed steadily we have Good and sound Public works to represent the Money which has been expended with care and caution. Hear Bear if we continue to confine the expenditure of our Money to works of a reproductive character the credit of South Australia will not Only regain its former great Ness and soundness but will stand better thin Ever it did on the London Money Market. Hear Bear Lam extremely obliged to the i members of both sides of the Assembly and of both houses of parliament who so kindly and with so much unanimity received the announcement that the position of agent general for the Colony would be offered to Mai. Hear hear i have received from both Young and old colonists letters congratulating me on my appointment and the greatest kindness and tiie highest compliment has been expressed in the Post scripts which said we rely on your coming Back to the Star Star i believe it is a Good principle to follow that in the future no agent general shall be too Long away from tic Colony which be represents in London and i assure you that i look Forward with Hope and pleasure to the fact that i Snail be Able to return to South a Atalit and cake up some position among you. I have always endeavoured to assist every new member coming into the House of Assembly to do his Daty and i feel More than repaid for what i May have done by the congratulations which were showered on me when it became known that i had accepted the position of agent general hear hear it will be my Pride pleasure and duty to fill with credit the Post to which you have done me the Honor to appoint me and by my actions while agent general to satisfy you and the people of England. It will be my noise Ion to prove that South Australia deserves Well of the Mother country and that its people Are anxious and determined to maintain the credit of their Colony. Hear hear Ido not wish to make a Long speech but i desire to say that this occasion will remain forever memorable throughout my life and that i feel deeply thankful to every one for the kindness they have displayed in their desire to do me Honor. Loud and continued cheers sir a owns Smith. M.p., who was greeted with cheers proposed the health of the chair he expressed regret at he absence of Bis ei�6flency the governor and its cause. Hear hear be at a moment s notice was called upon to propose toe Toast of the chair Man and be wished in doing so to express his pleasure at being present to do Honor to sir John Bray with whom he had been associated intimately for the last 20 years. Hear hear it was 20 years ago that very month since he bad stood tip with sir John Bray to take the oath of allegiance As a member of the House of Assembly. He hear titty joined in the congratulations of sir John who would make on Ideal agent general. Hear hear he also congratulated the mayor both on his High civic office and on Bis position in the chair that night. The citizens had acted wisely and Well in choosing such a Man As their chief Magis trate hear hear and it was a singularly fortunate thing that his worship s first Public act should be to take the chair on such an occasion As hear hear _ the mayor in responding said the pleasure and Honor he experienced were Only marred by the circumstance that had brought them together for they had met to say Good Bye but he hoped not a Long Good Bye to one of the Best of South Australia s sons. On behalf of the citizens of Adelaide he conveyed to their guest Hearty wishes for his Prosperity and Success while he Felt that sir John would do credit both to himself and to the Colony at Large. Cheers the proceedings closed with the National Anthem and the agent general then went through a series of Hearty hand shaking wit the departing citizens. A Large Parey will travel to Lares Bay by the special train which leaves the r Ort Terrace railway station at 10 minutes to 10 this morning for the purpose of conveying passengers to the mail Steamer. A special Carriage will be attached to the train for the accommodation of sir John Bray and the Premier who is leaving for India together with the friends who wish to Bidu Iem fare Well while a special launch will convey them to the mail Steamer. Artificial Bain production. Deputation to the government. On tuesday morning a deputation consist ing of members of the Royal geographical society and other gentlemen interested in the artificial production of rain waited upon the commissioner of grown lands Hon. Of play for to ask the Nonata no o f the government in carrying out experiments. The Hon. Or. Campbell m.l.c., stated that at a meeting of the Boyal geographical society certain resolutions had been passed and it was with reference to these that they waited upon him. The Hon. A l. Paksonsm.p., was the intention of the geographical society to make efforts to produce rain by explosion and combustion and the assistance of the govern ment was required in carrying them out. The society had been made an offer by messes. Elder Smith who acted on behalf of messes. Nobel & co., to Supply sufficient dynamite to carry on the experiments and All that was asked of the government was that the guns ammunition men and appliances required forthe experiments be provided by them. Major Gordon also bad spoken to them with reference to a rocket used at the Large Bay fort which would throw a Large Quantity of explosives into the air. If an instrument similar to this could be secured it would be a great advantage to the society while they would also be pleased to have die assistance of or. C. Todd major Gordon and other govern ment officials who might be useful in carrying on the experiments. It was suggested to hold the trial at or. Phillips s property near Marino this being a Section. Air. A t. Mag abet stated that the guns major Gordon had spoken of As being suitable for the work could throw an obsolete pattern of Shell into the air from half a mile to a mile in height and produce an explosion. These shells were used for naval practice but were no Good for actual warfare. Or. R. Caldwell m.p., endorsed what had been previously Baid and urged upon the government in the Best interests of the Colony to assist the geographical society in making the experiments. Or. H. Scott said the expense would be nominal but they wished the government to undertake the work a it would then be placed under the care of or. Todd and the military authorities. They were willing to carry oat the experiments themselves but they had not the organisation whereas in the permanent Force the government had All the material at band. The Hon. J. Warren m.l.c., said As the county was being heavily taxed to main Aii a military Force they should Avail themselves of their services As tar As possible. The experiments would greatly increase the efficiency of the permanent Force. Moseis. W. and j. Hooper also supported the request. The Hon j. L. Pardons stated that he had seen a Telegram to the effect that an Experiment had been made in a dry part of South Australia with the result that half an Inch of rain had fallen. He was not at Liberty How Ever to disclose the name of the gentleman who showed him the Telegram nor the name of the place. Or. H. Scott suggested that experiments might be made either in the neighbourhood of port Adelaide or on the government farm. The commissioner of a botch lands in reply said he admitted All the advantages that would accrue from successful experiments not Only to South Australia but to other parts of the world where the rainfall is Small. He contended however that As America had taken the matter up and voted Money specially for experiments As a party had been sent out into a known dry part of Texas and As experiments had been made which one party declared were successful and another party stated were unsuccessful the least the South australian government could do was to wait till they knew what was absolutely the result. The letter they had received from the Washington agricultural Bureau stated that they bad no reliable information on the subject bad they had Only to wait a week or so and the in formation would be to hand. If they were successful in America then he would favor a few experiments being made in South Australia but if they were a failure it would be simply a waste of Money to proceed with the matter Here. The Hon. Or. Campbell thought the letter referred to was absolutely useless and there was an element in it which vitiated the whole thing. Congress appointed a Man who was not an officer of the Bureau to superintend the experiments and the Bureau would be Only too glad to declare the experiments a failure. Or. Caldwell also said the letter was use less As the officers had been at no pains at All to ascertain w hat had been done. The reports of the officers who conducted the operations however went to show that there was some thing in the theory. The commissioner of Crown lands said the could not go against absolute facts and would not make itself ridiculous in the eyes of the Community by spending Money in this Way. He did not think the officers of the Bureau would say the experiments were failures if they were not. The Hon. J. L. Parsons said it was pro posed by the Premier of new South Wales at an Early Date to make experiments at broken Hilt surely if new South Wales could make experiments South Australia could also do so. The commissioner of Crown lands then we can wait and see the results of their experiments. The Hon. J. L. Pay sons that has not in the past been the policy of South Australia. Or. H. Scott the lion in the path seems to be the matter of expense. The commission be of Cnown lands yes. Or. H. Scott said the lion was removed became the expense would not be great As messes. Elder Smith & co. Were prepared to Supply the dynamite. It was Only the machinery and men that they wanted from the government which he did not think would amount to More than �50. The commissioner of grown lands said he would consult the postmaster general and if the experiments were to be carried out As cheaply As they said he would have no objection to having them made. Or. Campbell will you limit the amount to �100. The commissioner of Crown lands said he would be prepared to spend More than �100, but when once the government embarked in these matters he knew How the expense accumulated. He would see or. Todd that after noon and if any experiments were agreed to Tiey would be conducted by that officer. Mathematics hade easy. Boys or girls with a hankering after a watch can easily persuade their parents to part the necessary sum by the following simple plan every Parent of either gender has a profound respect for mathematical computations and difficult arithmetical calculations. Now the Waterbury watch company turned out for three years 900 Complete watches a Day 312 Days to the year the following three years the demand having increased to such an extent 1,050 per Day was their output whilst for the last four years 1,230 of Molete and guaranteed reliable Waterbury watches have left their factory on each working Day. Any juvenile can persuade his daddy to offer one of these really reliable watches As an inducement for him to work out the total output for the 10 years of their existence. It is easy although it does not look it and the chances Are a Hundred to one that if he makes a mistake in the figuring his Pater trill never take the trouble to Check it. Should your Waterbury meet with an Acci Dent take or Send it to the Waterbury watch company s local repair d9pst, 5, Gan Ler place Adelaide where it will be efficiently repaired at a trifling Cost ranging from la. To 3s. 6d., according to the nature and extant of the injuries. Koto this for reference. P9ldzll South Australia. Its development and financial position. The commissioners of audit have prepared a summary of the leading particulars relating to the financial position of South Australia and especially As to the loan fund. This pamphlet is intended for distribution in England by the agent general sir John Barj. And copies will also foe sent to the Othar colonies. The figures apply Only to the pro Vince of sooth Mafali proper urn no the Northern territory and Are compiled from the Public accounts to june 30, is9l the particulars Are Given below. Land and Octavos works. The land in South Australia proper is held in the following manner Freehold including selected Iju Hij 8.2w.495 acres leases with right of Purchase 3,588,122 acres leases of various kinds 9,596.324 acres Forett an Dothar special reserves 731,368 acres pastoral leases 98,871,500 acres lakes and unoccupied lands 122,191,991 acres. Total area 543,244,809 acres. The Purchase Money received for beholds amounted to �9,534,2g0, and there is a balance of �1,082,623 still owing by the holders of selected land. The proceeds have been expended in the development of the province and have been largely supplemented oat of rents interest on selections and general Revenue. The statistical Register shows that the expenditure there out on roads Bridges bonding and other Public works and subsidies to District councils and corporations amounted to �8,040,225. This includes repairs which Fearer not been kept separate from new works Bart does not include the Cost of establishments not those work of permanent value Troat have been paid for through other ministers than the commissioner of Public works. And As the subsidies depended upon a similar outlay by the District councils a the total Cost has been very much greater than the bum men boned. Besides this the Cost of surveys has been �1,403,099, and �2,002,707 has been i Pended in bringing out immigrants. These three items amount to �11,446,031, which is entirely separate from the expenditure of loan moneys and is in addition to �1,148,700 paid out of the Revenue for the redemption of Bonds. These figures show that the outlay necessary to develop this Colony has not depended solely upon English capital and the Sale of Crown lands Bat that the colonists themselves Hava contributed liberally towards the same object. Revenue and . The following is the result of an Analyse of the Revenue accounts for the year ended june 30,1891 sources of Revenue taxation �827,30 Banna and other services 1,e59,1u5 Bents Crown and educational lands 180.1u land ales 72.d61 interest and other receipts 82,803 expenditure general Cost of government including education jc6smminterest and redemption of Bundi 837.093 a Sway and other Aero a bos k Public works roads and sur Veys 257.34s �3,55,10 surplus �lojb8& the surplus of Revenue Over expenditure past four years was �387,572, and has been applied towards meeting the deficit on june 30, 18s7, which had to med during the previous five years 1882-7and amounted to �1,108,795. This deficit was not due merely to the effects of that Long period of unexampled depression but also to the very Large proportion of incomplete loan works upon which government was at that time paying interest without receiving any re venue and also to the fact that the financial and commercial depression did not prevent the expenditure of �565,376 on Public works in excess of the proceeds of safes interest and rents from Crown lands. Under these circumstances government might have been justified in recouping a portion by loan. It was however determined to meet the whole Cost out of Revenue. The taxation was therefore adjusted and Treasury Bills authorised and As the deficit is now being rapidly paid off the Colony will receive the full Benefit of the improved value of the Public properly. The above summary of toe its and payments for railway and Otter ser vices includes waterworks Post office Marine Board and printing and the Sevenna also includes borne other Raji items. On comparing the principal figures with those of the Imperial Revenue one cannot help being struck with the essential differences in the sources from which they Are respectively. Derived. There taxation forms about five sixth of the Revenue Here it is less than one third. There the Revenue from services Ren dered Only amounts to one seventh Here it constitutes More than half. The reason is evident. The Imperial Revenue is charged with the payment of interest on the National debt for which there ate no reproductive works Worth mentioning except the Tele graphs the profit on which is a very Small item but the debt Here is also represented by railways waterworks and other Public works which Are Worth More to the Colony than the total amount owing and yield a net income nearly sufficient to pay die whole of the interest. This brings us to a consideration of the loan fund itself. Loans. The total Loans issued on account of South Australia proper amount to �20,509,600. The net proceeds received allowing for discount on railway Loans was �20,232,157, of which �1,521,723 had not been expended. The out Lay on loan works was therefore �18,710,431, which May be bummed up As follows welding Revenue direct to treasurer bail nys _ �10,950,455 telegraphs 846,747 waterworks _ 1,916j977 Adelaide sewers _ 446,967 �u.igu26 cot yielding direct Revenue or of Wien the Revenue is mixed with Tolber receipts main coads harbours and jetties �2,403,980 improvements pastoral leases purchased _ 534,933 development of Interior and drainage 502.433 defences military and naval 234,103 school buildings 3?,9 other buildings _ �91,606 �1,374.751 Aid to Revenue and portion of Premium 174,551 �1�,71 d.3 the liability upon this expenditure has been reduced by the redemption of �1,148,700 out of the general Revenue and As the greater part consisted of the older Bonds which bore interest at 6 per cent., the amount of interest payable a been reduced by �68,322 per annul. The interest payable upon Loans for the Finan Cial year 1890-91 was �773,766. This of coarse included interest not Only upon the actual out Lay for works but upon the unexpended balance and after the net amount paid by Revenue was �751,295. Against this the net Revenue derived from loan works in the first list was As follows railways net earnings for year �006,820 telegraphs mixed with Fost office say �25,000 waterworks receipts less expenditure �65,167 Adelaide sewers contributed out of rates �13,352= �710,3a9 or nearly 93 per cent of the amount required for interest upon the whole of the Public debt and leaving Only �40,956 to be provided ont of the general Revenue As interest on loan moneys. The loan works in the second list although not placed by Revenue producing accounts actually bring in a certain amount of direct Revenue and indirectly create a much larger amount. Thus for example the expenditure on harbours and jetties brings Revenue to the Marine Board and die purchased improvements on pastoral lands Are taken account of in fixing the rents or in occupying die properties for other purposes. The indirect advantages Are however far greater or in addition to the Large Ouray from Revenue in Public works roads Bridges surveys Immi Gration a the expenditure of �4,374,757 of loan moneys in such works As the construction of main roads throughout the Colony deepen ing the harbours obtaining water in the dry country in the North and. Drainage of swamps in the South establishing a system of defences and in building schoolhouses fitted for a Bee and Liberal education has materially helped to make South Australia what she is at the pre sent Day. It May seem surprising that although no allowance has been made in the above figures for any income from the �4,374 j 757i.yet the Public Revenue has virtually to provide Only �40,956 As interest on that Large outlay this favourable position is partly owing to the saving of �68,322 on Bonds redeemed partly to the Money paid out of Revenue in Aid of railway construction and partly to the fast that until the railway traffic was sufficient to Over interest and expenses the general Revenue had to Bear the loss. Now the Case is reversed. And the Revenue gets the Benefit of that outlay without having to pay interest upon it. The balance Sheet of the railway com missioners states the Cost of construction at �11,399,193. Their accounts also show that from the commencement until the time when the railways As a whole were Enofio gently developed to cover All coat the net Amon pfc contributed by Revenue towards interest and a working outlay was �1,778,917. If the works bad been carried ont by Public am Pauiene a Large part of these losses would necessarily have bees capitalised and charged to the Cost of construction. It follows therefore that the actual Cost of our Public works from a commercial Point of View is very much greater than that shown either in the railway balance Sheet or in our summary of loan expenditure. If we take the value of development at Oue Bau the net outlay incurred the Cost of railway construction will stand at �12,338,661, and upon Liis amount the last year would show a net return of 4"94 percent., Lead ing to the inference that this value. The additional Cost of construction thus paid. For out of Revenue taken in of aunt of. With

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