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22 Oct 1913

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22 Oct 1913

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Adelaide Advertiser (Newspaper) - October 22, 1913, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia the Supply of . Splendid ground. Inexhaustible supplies. The annual report of the chief in Pector of fisheries and Oyster fisheries a Laid on the table of the House of Assembly this afternoon. Among other interesting information these items Are contained in the report trawler fisheries. The Mot important feature connected i in b the fishing Industry during the year was tile trawling operation car ried out under the direction of or. Ii. C. Dannevig Federal director of Hicri Oil Board the investigation ship endeavour. Operations were commenced on the morn ing of March 20. And with the exception of the intervening sunday the boat was actually engaged on an average of from 32 to 14 hours per Day. Prev out to this trip the actual fishing ground surveyed and Lound to contain trawl in payable quantities Over practically the whole area Vas estimated at 2.000 Square Mil the Bank varying from 65 to 120 fathoms be Low Tho surface. With a View to testing Zhe actual area Over which payable Fin. Might be secured the trawler made several sections from the Edge of the Bank into water exceeding a depth of 300 fathoms. From an a prox Imatz calculation the Federal director of fisheries Esti mates the total area of the Bank to exceed 4,000 Square Miles. The most Satin factory feature of the expedition was the fact that the trawl Nas not once put Down without securing a payable catch. Daring the actual hours worked on the Bank first discovered tue catch averaged 304 la. Per hour which is considered As highly satisfactory. Whereas on the experimental ground the average a 10s ib., in the very deep water the figures were less. This is Only what might Hac been expected the main object being to determine the outer Edge of the Bank and. Abo to secure scientific tata As to water temperature nature of the Ocean bed and specimens of the and crustacean inhabiting Uch water. The catch of . Two features which impress one most favourably arc the facts that Over the whole area trawled the Flathead were to Ile found in considerable quantities and be fondly although the had spawned they were Alj in first class condition which would appear to indicate that the junk contains an abundant Supply of suitable food. The weight of the Flathead a first Cla Quality , easily takes Prece Dence the total catch amounting to 5,901 3b., the overage weight per being 2.28 la. The next on the list is Black Perch another first class edible the total catch of this variety was 3,125 lb., at an average weight of. Slightly under 1 la. Approximately half a ton of King or red Schnapper were secured these aver aged 4.1 la. Each. In addition to these there were 1,752 la. Of Good edible including Zebra Boa . Blackfish Dory de sea Ling captured in from 15 to 19hundred feet dept grass Whiting tas Manian cod. Lachet Rock Ling skate Leatherjacket Mackerel Barra Couta and to Nisi Jitter in addition to several others of Esser note. The total catch recorded was 6i Toni. Had the boat been engaged at commercial trawling the total catch might reasonably be expected to have trebled the Quantity recorded As Al com Merdain trawler would have naturally remained on the rounds containing be up. Tie greatest Quantity in addition to continuing operations throughout the 24 Jio Urf whereas on the endeavour a very considerable portion of the time was occupied in purely experimental work while even it ring the period when were be ing caught in the abundance much time was lost from a commercial Point of View in searching for and selecting specimen suitable for scientific purposes and museum including Sharks stingrays fancy crustacean shells and sponges. Further time was lost in carrying out Survey work which included soundings at regular intervals of 20 minutes or less while the ship was trawling the securing of water temperatures and samples of the Ocean bed also occupied a portion of the in another trawling ground. I. Another principal trawling ground is Bitita ted along the Edge of the shelf in the great i australian bight and covers an area of approximately 4,000.Square Miles. Tihe depth varies from so to 300 fathoms Al though the greater portion is situated be tweokl00faad �0� fathom of Rocky cd go a flit been .met1 with particularly a the Eastern portion but generally a packing the Bottom to very suitable for trawling this ground is situated about half Way Between Albany and " Adelaide about two Days steaming from either and from these two centres the other principal markets maybe reached by train. The great australian eight has amongst tra Vellers a bad repute As regards weather and there is ample evidence to show that along the Ordinary Steamer route and southwards heavy seas Are often met with but trawling grounds Here spoken of arc situated about 100 Miles farther North and experience has shown that in this locality the conditions arc altogether different. The endeavour worked on these grounds Between the end of january and the end of june and Only four Days were lost Point was to hand regarding the australian deep sea fishes when the endeavour first commenced Lier investigations and it would Only have been by exceptional Luck and Chance if at any time she happened to be examining a locality at the time of its fullness the endeavour catches do not represent the maximum that might be taken within any one locality after its Good and bad rods have been ascertained. Such know ledge is being gained and will b � of exceptional value to the commercial Fisher men. The purpose with the endeavour is to ascertain the abundance of in the various localities rather than making a big haul within any one. Area where Haa Ren for the time being to be plentiful so for this reason also the endeavour s average Satches Are considerably below wha a com Mercial vessel would secure when devoting its attention to the richest grounds continuously. These limitations notwithstanding however it will be seen that the endeavour s results have not Only been j highly satisfactory but they compare1 favourably with the average catches obtained in the North sea by the commercial \ Esless of modern Type and working in accordance with a Long established experience is to the migrations of the . Tile endeavour caught 43.171 la. Of in 2c6 hours or 1�2 la. An hour. During s. Erie Tareen As a very fair and reliable test and tax re need a no fair or doubt a to an available bup pay. In opening for Enterprise. As a result of the successful work of the endeavour a number of proposals to inaugurate a trawling Industry on strictly commercial lines have been submitted to the department but none of them received the and financial support necessary to enable them actually to Start j operation Thi is deeply to be regretted As there does not appear to be any doubt a to the possible a us t when the figures of the North 5ea fisheries Are i studied and compared Vith the resulta obtained m our australian Waters. Coastal fisheries. There were 1,232 fishermen Licen cd during the year who die a Inz a Fleet of boats valued at about �31,000. The ices received from fishermen s licenses amounted to �393 7, a against Wlinich �124 17/6 was returned to the fishermen for the destruction of cormorants and turtles. To put a Stop to trading in under weight All consignments to Victoria and broken Hill have been carefully inspected with the result that several prosecutions were made. During the year 1,440 tons 2 cwt. Of were carried Over the South australian railways the freight value being �4.033. Cray fishing has been extensively carried on at Kingston Victor Harbor and Kangaroo Island. Good catches Hae been recorded. The close season for female crayfish has been strictly enforced and is apparently Bene firial. The season for mull Way was not As Good As in previous years. The Murray River fishermen showed a slight falling off. The Salt water killed Many hundreds of Fine cod in the lakes and lower sections of the River. On the other hand the finest codfish seen for years wore caught during May and june. Seve ral weighed Over 100 la. Each. It is pleas ing to note the Success obtained in Stock ing Rivers with Rainbow Trout and eng Lish Perch Fine specimens of which have been taken by fishermen in various Waters. The Only Waters closed against net fishing were those of the Tod River near port Lincoln Liere considerable quantities of Bream Are known to Breed i the Waters at the extreme end of St. Vincent Gulf have been opened to Seine net fishing. This is one of the Best Gar fishing localities on Tow coast. Lash have been obtained from the hatcheries at Ballarat and placed in various streams. In Spector Ryberg at american River , reported a marked increase of Young in these closed Waters of his District the a principal varieties being Whiting and mul it. At port Pirie Large hauls of were made. Over 40 boats Ara now i engaged there. A the Northern portion of Spencer s Guli whence heavy consign intents were made to Ballarat Melbourne broken Hill and various Inland towns the principal taken were j Whiting Schnapper Salmon Gat and1 Mullet. Moonta and Wallaroo districts Haye maintained their reputation for the production of Whiting and Schnapper nearly the no Lefoi which Ivas consigned to the victorian markets where prices have been considerably in Advance of those ruling in the Adelaide Market. At Victor har Bor a Fisherman who has had a lifelong experience state that the close sea son for Cra Fuh during August september and october had had the effect of increasing supplies. On the shallow Flats from port Adelaide to. Port Gawler there is usual Van Abun dance of. Garfish but tins year this has been scarce. The Quality was exceptionally Good but the prices were a double those Rul ing i previous years the fishermen in the district1 complain that there is no Fisher men s boat Harbor them at fort Adelaide re Uherc their v boats can be Kent in safety and that continuous damage is being one to their Craft. The men ars exceedingly pleased at the alteration Mak ing it compulsory for every person using a net to take out a License. Fishing at Kingscote. During one of my visits to Kingscote 1 saw Fine catches of Whiting made in the Harbor by Amateur fishermen who Are pleased Ai tips action of the government in keeping nets out of the Bav of Shoals where there Are Good sheltered places for Young . This popular pleasure resort is often visited by anglers and fishing com petitions from the Getty for prizes Havel Cosne quite a craze. Anglers in streams and Rivern iad Good sport particularly in the upper Sturt where Nice Rainbow Trout were taken. Some years ago these fall were liberated in a dam. Which Over owed and allowed the to escape thus stocking the Waters of the River Sora i Sears Rou were placed is the River ants. Near Strathalbyn by sir Lancelot Stirling and have apparently done Well As fishermen report having Cabet these in take Alexandrina and up the Murray As far As tailed Bend. Protecting . To Dav the provisions of the fisheries act Only apply to Waters the bed or soil whereof is the property of the Crown and in the absence of provision Mak ing it illegal to kill 6v dynamite or other explosives in any water whether Tun ing through private property or not. It is dishearten itt for private owners of flow ing Waters to expend Money in Cul Ture when unscrupulous people use such a death Jpn destructive Means of getting a few and at the time possibly killing thousands of Small Fry. The Fisher men who Are naturally anxious to destroy i pests particularly turtles report that i forces Are doing an enormous amount of Good by eating the Turtle s cgg3. Consider Able damage to life was caused by the pollution of the Waters of the North . River through distillery refuse being Al Lowed to flow into the Stream and practically the whole of these Waters from Nurio Otapa to several Miles below Anunda i were strewn with dying and dead . This �9 another1 Case in which the fisheries department has no Power As practically tha whole of the River is private property. A number of English Perch was obtained from the Ballarat acclimatization society for or. P. W. Bromfield of Kangaroo Island. These were released in Birchmore and Murray s lagoons the former being on or. Bromfield � property and the latter on the state of or f. W. Winch. The Gaw Lar Protection society and Angling club received another Supply of from Ballarat for liberating in the North Pani River. The stocking of these Waters last year has evidently been successful As seve ral Fine Trout Bave been noticed lately. A careful watch is being maintained Tor poachers in closed Waters and for persons taking female crayfish during closed season but i an pleased to report that the Majo Rity of Fisherman willingly obey the saved my. Brisbane woman in an extremely bad anaemic state. Suffered with frequent fainting turns taken Home to be nurse by he Mother cured by or. Williams Pink pills. I feel that or. Williams Pink Pilk saved my life declares mrs. W. S. Smith of Mcdo Wigall Street Brisbane. I became so bad owing to an attack of anaemia that i was literally wasted to a Shadow i would often faint right away and remain unconscious for perhaps Twenty minutes. My Mother thought i was dying. I went from bad to Oree and actually could t sit to table to meals. I would lie on the Couch and take a Little arrowroot and milk food. I would not dream of eating solids. My heart s action became very weak and i would have palpitation with the slightest exertion. I became utterly prostrated with weakness. My nerves were Unstrung and 1 would cry for nothing. I rarely came downstairs and when i did i would Jve to be carried Back. At last m5 husband took me to my Mother so that she could nurse me. I had tonics and the doctor recommended three months Complete rest but i did not make any Progress towards re covery until i tried or. Williams Pink tills. They saved my life. I Felt Bene fit and was soon Able to eat a Little . With the second Box my appetite further improved and i was Able to sit up and take an interest in things. I trained strength a Ery Day. And was soon Able to go Back to own Home cured and or. Williams Pink pills Are recommended for anaemia because they actually Combine with food and air to make the now blood the sufferer so badly needs. This is an actual medical fact. They can be obtained without question at reliable 6hops at 2/0 a Box six hoes for 15-3, or from the or. Williams medi Cine co. Of Australasia Ltd. Sydney. If you value your health Don t be put off with something said to be just a drapers 00 the shortest notice and on Liberal term at be Job pm the Maoma. South australian parliament. Legislative Council tuesday october 21. The president sir Lancelot Stirling took the chair at 2 . Message from 1he governor. Supply act., a message was receded from the go Vernor intimating that his excellency had to the Supply act. No. 2. Lake Victoria storage works. The chief Secretary Hon. J. It. I Bice in reply to the Hon. E. Lucas said lie was not in a position to state when tie Bills dealing with the establishment i of storage works at like Victoria would lie proceeded with in the parliaments of new South Wales and service and police superannuation Bills. The Hon. A w. Styles asked a lither the government intended to introduce the civil sen ice and Pobre superannuation fund Bills which were referred to in the governor s speech. The chief Secretary said it was intended to introduce the Bills during the present session but he could not say when it would be done. I Illunga railway Junction j at Goodwood. The chief Secretary promised the Hon. 1". S. Wales that he would on the next Day bring Down information As t what the railways commissioner proposed to do. If anything in regard to function ing the Brighton line with the Glenelg line so that passengers could be brought to j South Terrace. _ " i Golowa and Victor Harbor the lion. E. L. W. Klauer asked to it the intention of the to eminent to Purchase Oil driven Motoi a for the Passen Ger traffic Between Golowa. Victor Harbor and other places and. If so has the last report on the use of these motors in Queensland been obtained tie chief Secretary replied the railways commissioner reporto that it i not the present intention to Purchase ?.nv additional Oil driven motors for the traffic referred to. Audit regulation p. The Hon. A. W. Styles asked Why is it that no notice has yet been taken of re quests preferred in january and May 191-. For the thib Licatina of a new and revised edition of the audit regulations the chief Secretary replied no Tice of the request has been taken and a re Vised edition is in course of preparation. Lake Victoria works. The chief secret Aba moved that in accordance with the requirements of Section 12 of the Murray works act. 1910. The general scheme estimates and i plans of the works and purposes mentioned in sections 10 and h of the said act but including three weirs and locks in Connec-1 Tion,,.Lake Victoria works pre-1 pared by Captain to n. Johnston and the j Engineer in chief or. Graham Stewart ,. And shown in detail in the recommendation j contained in the tenth paragraph of the Engineer in chief a report dated August 20. 1913, and on the plans accompanying the Council j lie said. " had already devoted considerable time to discussing the Lake Vic Toria agreement Bill but he made no apology for instituting another debate i this would take too Lang for Lum to go into the history of the Kurray gaters question. The one fact i that storage and Locking proposals had come to be looked upon As the Only sound Andi practical. Method of dealing with Zhc Masieri stood of it prominently j the agreement had been1 set out that the works to Law a. Victoria including two locks a Fiou a. Be constructed would give this matter anxious consideration knowing that the works would to of great Benefit to the state. Sir John Downer said after listening to the speech of the chief Secretary he still did not know whether this Ivas thing to be done quite independently or whether contingent on the Bill. He assumed it was contingent and it appeared to him speaking colloquially to be putting the cart before the horse to carry thing to the Dohe under an act of 1910, but which could not be done unless a Bill of 1913 was passed. This Bill was now before the Council and he suggested that consideration of the motion be adjourned until the Bill had been passed through All its stages. Even then it would be premature to pass the motion now under discussion until the other states had r Atli cd the Lake Victoria agreement ,. There was a provision in the Federal Constitution with which he had had something to do. Which recognised that the Murray was a navigable ?stream.," that was one important Point. It was a pity South Australia had not gone to the. High court years ago when it was More a judicial and less a Politi Cal body than at the present time. The Hon. A. W. Styles you Don to that of the High court i in John Downer that is my opinion. The Hon. A., w. Styles Tut Tut. Sir John Downer did not like political judges. " in the end South Australia would have to go the High court. It would not de a Friendly arrangement with the other states that would be come to. _ South Australia would Only obtain its riparian rights by a rigid enforcement of its claims assuming that the Law would be potent. On the motion of the Hon. A. W. Styles the debate was adjourned until the following Day. Police Bill. This Bill was read a third time and passed. Offenders probation Bill. This Bill was read a third time and passed. Fire brigades committee. Consideration of the postponed clauses. Clause 3. Passed. Clause 5. Application of acts. The chief Secretary said there i were very efficient Volunteer fire brigades i in metropolitan areas but the time might come when they would not be so Eft. Client and in the interests of the people concerned there should be Power for Oring ing such parts of the metropolitan area under the control of the fire brigades Board. He had however drawn up an Amend agent which stipulated that no District could be brought under the control of the Board until the town Council had received three months notice of the pro posed action. This would ensure that the Case of any place like Hindmarsh. Would be fully considered. Tue Hon. A. W. Styles said the pro posed amendment met the Lequir Emonts of j the Hindmarsh town Council and he 1 supported it. I the Hon. F. S. Wallis also was pleased with the amendment. The amendment was agreed to and the clauses a amended a passed. The Bill was reported the report adopted and the third Reading set Down for the following Daw Lake Victoria agreement Bill i �., journey debate on second read intr. I the Hon. E. Lucas was sure South Australia would never get any satisfaction m regard to the division of the Murray Waters until the Case was taken before judicial court. If the High court two i the commissioner of Public works sir Richard Butler said the Field had already a a been examined by a government expert. The government were anxious to do All they could to assist in deciding this question but they were not going to be dictated to a members of syndicates As to who should be appointed to make a recommendation to the government. The government would take full responsibility in the matter and ? were now in what Der action ,. Mye or or. Denny trusted the commissioner would not display any feel iii about such an important matter. He had been told that a or. Moore who had had experience under the Commonwealth government was in South Australia and possibly arrange ments could be made to Locure his appointment to report on the to Natter he asked that a full investigation be made in the interests of the state. The commissioner of pub t Lio y works looked1 of cd the i matter t in that Light and wished to protect the taxpayers against any wasteful expenditure or the Public Money. He did not Wishno make aug de finite Promise of feb cd appointment of any gentleman but he was in communication Vith the Commonwealth government and the new South Wales government with re Ference to making an appointment. Zvir. Moseley asked As or. E. K. Moore the Petroleum expert was in Adelaide would it government obtain a report from him on the likelihood of Oil bearing districts in i the state the commissioner of. Pub 1lic works said the question had already been answered. I or. Angas said he had intended to ask the question. Or. Anstey there Are Many great abattoirs. Or. Blundell asked if the treasurer had received the promised report from the metropolitan abattoirs Board and whether in View of the importance of the re port he would Lav it on the table. The treasurer Hon. A. H. Peake had received the report and he intended to Lay it on the table. ?. ? Glenelg railway. Or. Coneybeer referring to the deputation with regard to the Glenelg rail Way asked what provision the govern ment would make to convey passengers on lie Victoria Square line from South Ter race to the City. The commissioner of Public works Sadd the government hoped the bulk of the people would travel on the duplicated line to North Terrace. How Ever they would As far As possible meet the convenience of Tho a who used the Vic Toria Square route. He hoped to be a Leto Confer with the railways commissioner Tramway Trust s manager on the us beet next Day. M Stone crushers for councils. Or Pflaum said it was intimated time ago that the government in tended to Purchase Stone crushers and lend them to the District Council. Were these giants available now or when would they 6the commissioner of Crown lands Hon. F. W. Young said the government were importing one or two crush ing plants but they had received no pro positions from the District councils on the subject. A crushing Plant could Only be used with advantage when there was a Euf Lucient amount of Stone to make it Worth White to transport the Plant to a Given place. Until matters were arranged on a proper basis there would he no extensive Purchase of giants port Augusta magistracy. The attorney general Hon. H. Homburg in reply to or. Blundell said or. Hynde. The . A port Augusta was still in circuit in that District and he occupancy of the Bench in Adelaide was Only temporary. The attorney general told the Hon. J. Verran. Or. W. J. Hindu ., had not relinquished he position a pen diary magistrate at port Augusta. He was in Adelaide Only teen por aril. Or. Blundell at whose request the attorney general said it was usual when one magistrate a temporarily absent for not scr magistrate to Rake his place if i. Blundell wished. He to make enquiry he would like my to put the question on the notice paper. The australian Fleet. I or. Mcdonald asked if the Premier would communicate with the Federal authorities with a View to the flagship of the australian Navy visiting South australian ports. The treasurer was obliged to the i lion member for the reminder. The government would make enquiries As to the possibility of making the arrangements suggested. Railway to Renmark. Or. Miller asked what the policy of the government was with reference to the suggestion to extend the paring rail Way to Renmark by Means of a Bridge across the Murray. The punt system wa3 unreliable. The commissioner of Public works said a request was received the previous Day from Renmark that the government would say definitely whether or not it waa intended to cake the railway across the riven. A reply had l in sent that morning stating that the railways commissioner had already been instruct a to prepare estimates of the Cost of extending the railway to Renmark and of bridging the River. As soon As those estimates were received the government would announce the policy it would adopt. It. Vaughan asked that an estimate Cost of a line from Morgan towards the new South Wales Border should also be obtained with the object to ascertain ing whether it would not be Wiser co have the Renmark Trade catered for in that direction and also to open up a Large area of country. The commissioner of Public works said the government had not considered that Point. He believed the Cost of the line would approximate very closely to the Cost of a Bridge and connecting up paring and Renmark. Rethought it would be better to feed one i line and make it pay rather than to have j two lines competing with one another. Sitting of the House. I or. Mcdonald enquired whether the i government intended to sit very late that night in dealing with the Constitution Bil. Or whether lion members might expect the House to adjourn at Abo it 11 . The treasurer said it was the intention of the government to be the Bill passed., they were hopeful seeing that a Long debate Hod. Already taken place Over the Bill and that humanly speaking it was impossible to produce anything new on the question Hon. Members opposite would be Content to make their protest in As Short 1 a time a possible. Or Goode we May be Able to convert of you on the third ". The. Government hoped there would not. Be another protracted de Bate costing �127 10/, which was the expenditure involved in reporting last week s discussion on the Bill. It. Mcdonald it was a waste of Money., ,. Neither did j the government wish to have to Supply conveyances to Jake members Home just after the last Tram ear had left because that Lead recently Cost the government be tween �20 and �30. The government 1 honed Uliey would., be Able to Finalise the by i just after 11 pah. "._or. Smeaton asked what. Thelong sitting Cost for meals.,in addition to the stans of �127 and �20 or �30, which the Ift tinier had enumerated. Or. Ponder and electric the treasurer said Home of the meals were paid for by non. Members. Or. Smeaton asked the treasurer to bring Down a Bill of costs showing the total expenditure including meals a. I the treasurer would Only.1 do that if the Hon. Member gave formal notice. The Tira Tice was that Hon. Members pay for their own meals in the m con sequence of the protracted sitting the go verment to ordered that meals should be j supplied nonmembers at j dinner. Time. " i Robert town to Renmark. 1 or. James asked if the government would obtain a report on the question of extending the railway from Robert town to Renmark. To. A. The commissioner of Public works thought that Renmark was being Well catered for at present and the govern i ment did not think it would be advisable to get a report on the line suggested. I Peninsula jetties.,. Or. Verran ask a Nal was the Posi Tion of the various District councils concerned in Ardrossan bal Gowan and port Victoria jetties. The commissioner of Public works Aid with reference to Balgowan and Stansbury jetties since 1905 in one Case and in 1907 m the other the jetties had i been under the control of the District coun oils. Until the last two or three months. To interest was paid by one Council but within the last three or four weeks the 1 Council had paid half the interest and had agreed to pay the balance in january. The other Council was being communicated with and he thought that body would agree to pay the Bill 8 soon As the agree ment was signed. I Murray Waters diversion. I the treasurer fold or. Angus he i Lead seen the statement made by the j Premier of new South Wiles. In his policy speech that the in South Wales and i victorian governments had in me to an. Agreement for a Large diversion of the Murray South australian government had ? written to both the j new South Wales and victorian govern ments strongly protesting against the pro posed diversion in v new of the fact that a conference to consider Jhaj Murray Waters question generally was. Propose. The South Road. Or. Vaughan referred to the deplorable condition of the South Road and asked if the main Road Grant had been Al located to the District councils concerned. The commissioner of Crown lands realised that this was one of the loads in the Central area which required to be reconstructed. The difficulty of allocating the main Road Grant at present. Wast that it iad not been approved. The practice was to allow councils to Antici Pate the vote to extent. That prac Tice was still carried out. He hoped in a few Days to submit a Bill which would Ideal with the South Road and others. The Shannon farm. � the commissioner of Public works in reply to or. Blundell said the report with regard " to the Shannon experimental farm had been received an to void be Laid on the table that Day. I inspector of rolling Stock. Or. Anstey a ked the reasons for the removal of Mccoomb from his position a government inspector of rolling Stock. The commissioner of Public works said the matter was entirely in the hands of the railway department. He was willing to show the Hon. Member the correspondence on the question. Or. Anstey will Yon Lay it on the table no he would How it to the Bon. Mem Ber. The retiring age. Or. Vaughan said a number of Gan Gers in the waterworks department were reaching the age of 70. Would the com missioner consider those cases and if the men were capable permit them to continue in employment the As other officers in the permanent service. The commissioner of Public works said there had been cases when the service of officers had been extended for another year. He promised that the cases referred to would have the fair consideration that others had received. North bund Aleer settlers. The commissioner of grown lands told or. Jackson the Surveyor general had not yet made any formal re commendation to him with regard to the petition asking for a remission of rents on behalf of the North bund Aleer settlers. The Surveyor general however would make a suggestion to him that he could not Deal with the Narter on petition but Vrbac each settler would have to make his own application and set out his Means and his inability to pay. The govern ment would then give Yie settlers every consideration. He would Forward to or. Jackson a copy of the Surveyor general s minute when he received it. Poultry and Kennel club. The commissioner of Crown lands told or. Duvet the Grant on the estimates to the South australian poultry and Kennel cub was discontinued two years ago and since the club has had the advantage of the use of the government coops at a very Low Cost. Subway at Kadina. The commissioner of Public works told or. Southwood the railways commit sooner Decorte the matter of con str Etine a subway or Over Ridge at Kadina station Bas been tinder consideration but ii is not proposed to undertake the construction m an Overway Bridge at present. A subway appears to be impracticable on account of subsoil water. Vaccination act. The attorney general told or. Goode he will obtain a import re pc tag the number of prosecutions proceeding or instituted for non compliance with the vaccination act. And the number of notices if cued for non compliance. Loxton railway station. The commissioner of Public works told or. Angus the railway com missioner Leports the site of the Loxton railway station Mil be on blocks 11d and he. The railway will be connected with the Loxton what but the details have not yet been worked out. Mount Hope railway. Tie commissioner of Public works told or. the railway commissioner reports tenders will be s lied for the construction of the mount one railway As soon As the necessary rails and sleepers Are available. Machinery at Robe. Or. Jackson asked the commissioner of pubic works referring to certain machinery lying Idle one Drain l. Near Robe what was its Cost to the government How Ona has the. Government had this machine is it True that the officer in charge of the drainage scheme protested against its being placed on the Drain in question has this officer asked that it of should be removed was the government warned that it would be of no use where it was placed on account of insufficiency of water if so who was this warning. Disregarded who advised the government to Purchase this machine have efforts been made to get. The firm who supplied the machine to take it Back if so. What has been the result of those efforts is the expense of this to be debited to the drainage scheme if not to. What depart ment or scheme is it to be debited the commissioner of public1 works a. �1.080. 2. Seven months. The construction of the Pontoon in connection with the work was approved by or. Verran on 9th november. 1911. 3. No. 4. No. 5. And 6. No. 7. The Engineer in chief. On the recommendation of the assistant Engineer for construction or. .0. H. Roger who has local charge of the drainage 8. Enquiries have been made of the firm who Supply a the machine As to disposal to the Best advantage should it be found that it is not required elsewhere ii no definite reply has yet been received. Okimi. Yes unless 1the machines transferred to other works. It would i a impossible to carry out the drainage work Kyrve at an absolutely prohibitive Cost. Were it not for the use of machine. Much of the machinery ther had imported was new to them and in experimental work with it no government or officer could be blamed ii Small mistakes were made. The government expected officers in charge Down there to show absolute to Valv Eracli to the other. Or. Jack son what do you mean " he knew All about it.,. To or. Jackson asked does the Hon. The " commissioner know that there is a Pontoon at Robe suffering from smallpox5 ? what work a this Pontoon been used for what is intended to do with it Witt its coat be debited to the drainage scheme what is the Cost per Vard for excavating by a Austin machine by Bucyrus shovel c Priestman Crane d steam Navvy at Robe e steam Navvy. At Beac port f Pontoon pumping machinery the commissioner of Public works--1. This question is not Intelli Rible. 2. The Only Pon Toon at. Robe forms part of the Small centrifugal pumping Plant referred to m question no. 6. 3. It is now being removed and stored Foi future use either in the South Eastern drainage or other work. 4. Yes unless transferred to other works. 5. A this machine has up to the present time Only worked experimentally and therefore no reliable estimate can vet be riven of its working capacity and Cost per cubic Yard of excavation b 4d. To 10d according to nature of material and depth of. Cut c 1, i to Llo. According to hardness of rocks material dealt with d 8d. To 1/8, according to hardness of Rocky material dealt with be 1/ to 2 3. According to hardness of pc lev material dealt with if no work done. He would like members to see the excavations Dowie there. He. Was satisfied they would Savthe-1 work done was not bad work. Personal explanation. Or. Ponder on a personal explant Rion. Said there was a slight error m the report of remarks made by him last week. He forwarded a correction to Hansard last week but it had not Coen made. He was reported to have said he knew a corporation employee with 14 adults in the family not one of whom had a vote for the what be did in waa that there were 14 Chil Dren in the family. Port Adelaide deepening. Or. Macgill Vracr said in the pre Vious Day s Herald this paragraph appeared further arguments in la Vor of deepening the port Adellide River have been adduced following upon the com plaint made to the Marine Board by messes. Elder Smith & co. Concerning tie recent delay to the Steamer Moltke Fels. On Friday the inter state Steamer Ingarra upon her periodical visit to this port was detained at the Anchorage m consequence of Small own a of the Chan Nel. She experienced a rough voyage from Melbourne and As she reached the semaphore several hours behind her scheduled time the additional delay was exceedingly vexation. Especially As she had a crowd of passenger on Board. Saturday witnessed a re rotation of tile trouble when the White Star cargo Cai rms Tropic wa.-, Hung up at the Road Stead until the flood tide set in. Still an other instance occurred on sunday when the . Company s Steamer Posen which arrived in the morning was compelled to wait until the afternoon s High tide before she could go to her berth m the inner Harbor. Such a state of affairs is to be deplored for not does it bring the chief seaport into ridicule but it also reacts on the Shi Puig come airs whose vessels come Here. These delay together with recent groundings in the nver. Me i expense for tiie shipowners. A posted out in the daily Herald on saturday the tendency of vessels is to get larger and it is Weil Nighti time that the requirements of the Ever increasing Trade piece Ives better at Tention. It ii hoped that the govern ment will lose no rime in removing the Bank recently discovered in the Fairway m the locality of no. 12 leads where the depth of water i Only 20 t. At Low he asked if the government would Sac of that state of affairs could not be remedied. The commissioner of Public works said it was i113 misfortune that he Haa not seen the paper . Blundell i thought von were not looking Well. Tho commissioner of Public works would be looking worse if he i had seen it. The delay in passing the harbours Bill had somewhat militated against further deepening improvements at port Adelaide. He hoped that obstacle would be removed within the next ? we it or two. When More vigorous and 1 enlightened work would be done j or. Chesson asked if Che govern ment pending Active operations for the deepening of the River after the harbours Bill was passed would at once proceed with any work rendered necessary at Eli Tain Points where tie River batiks had fallen in and the River silted no the commissioner of Public works said he would get a report from the Engineer in chief on the matter. If the work required was not considerable it would be put in hand at once papers. Tile following papers were Laid on the table by the. Commissioner of Crown lands. By command it. Fisheries report of chief inspector for 1912-13. Pur Suant to statute travelling Stock re serve. Hundred i Malcolm proposed co be exchanged plan. Return to order of the . H. Budd umm proved allies for land tax. Return to order of the . Blundell Shannon experimental farm agricultural implements a purchased and sold. By the command metropolitan by Board on questions raised j a master butchers on working and management of. Constitution Bill. In committee. desired to express his appreciation of. The vote of Confidence in him As chairman of committees passed on the previous thursday without a division. He had always striven however imperfectly to carry out his duties impartially and without Bias. Ilis Reading of Las cases had shown him that the decisions of eminent judges had Boen reversed by courts of. Appeal in not a few instances. He had also noted that when the Case had gone on to the House of lords the decision of the court of Appeal had times been reversed and tie decision of the judge in the first instance restored. It had been said that a Lay magistrate did not like his decisions appealed against As lie considered it to be a reflection on his judgment. A judge however welcomed an Appeal so that if wrong be might be corrected and if right his judg ment might be confirmed and upheld. So with him. If there was any doubt about ids ruling the would Welcome a Challenge so Jabat if wrong he night be corrected and if right Bis ruling might be con firmed. He was glad to be assured that personally he enjoyed the respect and esteem of members on both sides of the House. New clause 10a. Union of districts upon proportional representation. Or. Burgoyne moved the following new clause if at any time a system of proportional representation ii adopted for the election of members of the Parlia ment of the state then any two adjoin ing electoral districts for the election of members of either House of parliament May upon the Resolution of both houses of parliament be United and shall then form one for the election of members and the number of members to be elected to represent the District thus formed shall be the aggregate number of members for the districts so United As set Forth in the second or third schedule As Che Case May be to this the question was not one on which there need be a party division for it had supporters on both sides. His chief objection to the subdivision of the districts As provided for in the Bill was that they were thus rendered unsuitable for the adoption of effective voting or proportional representation and that was the Best system Lor ensuring for minorities a fair representation in parliament. Being unwilling to oppose a Bill that contained Many Virtues because of that one defect he Laden Deavo red to find a Way to overcome the difficulty and the clause he was moving represented the result of his consideration. It would enable them to introduce effective voting at and time but it would not commit those who voted for it to sup port effective voting when that question came up for straight out decision. There j were a great number of intelligent people who supported the system and their number was steadily increasing. It would soon be necessary at least to give the system a5 trial in South Australia. Or. Vaughan Aie you in favor of proportional representation certainly he always had been. Or. Vaughan Why did you not vote for it if he had known that the Bill introduced lat Sei Mon by or. Angas Parsons would have come to a division when it did he would live been present to vote in favor of it. Without Uch provision a he suggested he could see no method by which a trial could be made of the system at All. The clause was not intended to give More than an Opportunity of carrying in to practical effect the will of the people if. And when the people declared they i hed the system to have a trial. He did not know what would be the attitude of the government with regard to the clause but Many of their Loyal supporters nere pledged to the principle of proportional representation and Loyal support should be entitled to consideration especially As in this Case it would not be inconsistent with any of the government proposals contained in the Bill. The attorney general said while the clause was different in verbiage to that submitted lat week it was the in substance and the House had expressed its opinion with regard to the matter. Or. Burgoyne it i a different thing altogether and i did not move the motion was taken out of or. Burgoyne s hands by virtue of that right Given to any member of the House. Or. Burgoyne abandoned it at the time and or. Denny presented it to the committee which went to a division on the proposal. The go i verment would not stand in the Way of any motion to introduce the system but he urged that the present was not the place to Endeavor to fit in the proposal for proportional representation. Or. Burgoyne a. Providing the machinery before parliament had agreed to accept the system. How could those who had voted for the Bill As it stood last week vary their vote so Early on the reconsideration of the clause he appreciated the trouble to which the Bon. Member had gone and he appreciated Che strength of his argument from his own Point of View but the government must sustain the position taken last week and oppose the proposal. Or. Vaughan said the amendment would Render us it it when Manv of the members who now Aid Down tile Law on the subject were ire Petticoat and the conclusion he had arrived a. Then Hail Only grown stronger with the passage of years. He believed his amendment was the Only practicable mean or obtaining a trial of the system and Buch a to Iju would be far More effective towards establishing the system thin the More word of lion members on the other . Or. Vaughan said there was not the slightest suggestion in the clause that a trial should be made. Or. Burgoyne had deluded himself if he thought there was. He was prepared to up part the Amend ment however because it was a farcical measure if it were not for the tragedy of it. And the More farcical it was made the better it would serve to show up those who were it. Or. Anstey said it was pitiable in the extreme to hear or. Burgoyne plead ing with the attorn a general to accept Thi amendment because of his loyalty in throwing aside All his political principle and ignoring his pledges to his constituents at other stages of the Bill. The treasurer deplored the tone of or. Anstey s remartes. It. Burgoyne could if he so desired say out of the Mouths of babes and suckling for politically or. Anstey was nothing More in comparison with him. He was astonished to hear the Strong language used by Fri Anstey when he said that or. Burgo Nehad sacrificed the whole of his political principles. Or. Anstey i said proportional or. Anstey said More than that and they would probably find him making a personal explanation when he saw his remarks in cold print. Or. Burgoyne had moved the motion be cause he thought if proportional representation were confirmed the clause would provide an easier method of giving effect to it than a general alteration of toe districts would of. H parliament adopted effective voting it would be capable of altering the districts to give effect to that decision. The carrying of the present Bill would not prevent the adoption of effective voting for even if they had single electorates effective voting could be introduced just As easily As it ?.could with the present 3���icts� they could not legislate at present to Mee a situation whih. So far As he could judge would not arise for Many years j or. Burgoyne said the clause would put into the hands of parliament a Means of obtaining .1 trial of the system and that a Ali he asked. I. Jackson saw no Good reason for including the clause in the Bill. If parliament at any time decided in favor of proportional representation it would Natu rally have to rearrange the districts. Or. Burgoyne i want to avoid the necessity of altering the Constitution act in View of the Way members opposite hat voted on clauses submitted by the opposition on that question it seemed to be Bor Dering on the ridiculous for them to say anything further about proportional Reurer sen to lion. The motion was Nega Livi a. New of legislative councillors. Or. Vaughan moved the insertion of the following new clause -"15a. 1 Section 10 of the Constitution amendment act. 1908. I. Hereby amended by striking out the words at least in the fourth line there of. 21 Section 11 of the Constitution amendment act 1908, is hereby repealed and the following substituted in Lien thereof i. Whenever the House of As Sembly is dissolved by the governor or expires by Effie Ziou of time three members of the legislative Council for the Central District and two for each of the other districts shall retire and vacate their scats and subject to Section 21 of the Constitution amendment act 1908, an election to Supply the vacancies so created shall take place on the Day of the next general elec Tion of the House of Legisla Tive councillors elected in 1912 would not go to the country until 1921, and it win never intended that a member of the up ? i per House should be Able to retain his sea for so Long a period As eight or nine years. It was practically turning the Council into a nominee chamber. He could see no objection to the proposition that although the six year period might not have been Sei Ved legislative councillors should have to go to the country. He trusted the minister would adopt the proposal and submit it to the other House As it would put the whole scheme of the elections on a More satisfactory basis. The attorney general said or. Vaughan was not justified in suggesting that under the government scheme Libe ral members of the Council would be benefited As against a labor member. The previous government know of the interpretation placed on the act which governed the retirement of members of the Council and the objection was put Forward at the eleventh hour. He was bound to oppose the amendment. Or. Jackson regretted that the at Torney general s mind should be so warped As to ridicule any suggestion that came from the opposition Side of the House. He supported the clause because he believed it would Appeal to every Hon. Member s sense of fair play. Even �. Man of the calibre of or. Justice Gordon could not foresee the position that would arise under this Bill. It was not contemplated that under the statute referred to a member of the legislative Council should have such an extended term. It was now the duty of the parliament to provide the machinery for the retirement of those members of the Council who had nearly served their six years. Each member of the legislative Council should have the lights and privileges and no distinction should be made in their treatment on account of the alterations effected by this Bill. The fairer method would be for. Tie whole of the members of the legislative Council to submit them selves to the electors at the next general election although of them might not have served their full term of six years. The Claue was declared can ired. The a1torney-general called fora division which resulted As follows ayes. Or Hon. J. Verran messes. An Stey Blundell Chesson Cole Coneybeer Denny Goode Green Herbert. Jackson Macgillivray Ponder Smeaton Southwood and Vaughan Teller. Noes 20-hons. A. H. Peake sir Richard. Butler and f. W. Y Oung messes. Angus Blacker body dust Hague Heggaton ii. Homburg Hudd James Mcdonald Miller Moseley Pflaum Ritchie. Travers. H. D. Young and the Hon. H. Homburg Teller. A majority of 4 for the noes. New clause. Term of legislative councillors. Or. Jackson moved the following new clause -"15b. Notwithstanding any thing contained in this act. The service of any member of the legislative Council shall be the Sanie As it would have been but for the passing of this the clause simply made Clear what the attorney general assumed was in the Bill. If the clause were carried All the members of the Council won hate Oil Tiff if you pay a a bottle you can not get a better tonic for backache than Fisher s great nerve tonic. Always ask for Fisher come and see them one glance will con Vince you that they Are absolutely new and up to Date that the artistic work in them is first class and that they Are of undoubted Quality and service bieness. 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