[Editor: These items are extracts from the “Latest News” section, published in The Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA), 9 May 1888.]
THE GOVERNOR’S “AT HOME.” — His Excellency the Governor will be at home for the reception of visitors this afternoon from half-past 3 to 5 o’clock. Ladies and gentlemen calling at Government House are requested to bring two (2) cards with their names and full addresses thereon, and to leave them with the Orderly on duty in the hall. Visitors are expected to enter by the south door, and pass through to the east lawn.
THE ADELAIDE LITERARY SOCIETY. — After a varied career, extending over a dozen years, the Adelaide Literary Society has been dissolved. For many years the Society was the only one of its kind in Adelaide, and as the meetings were eminently successful, some hundreds of young men from the city and suburbs joined. As Societies in the suburbs came into existence the membership decreased, but the Society then did a good work by initiating the Literary Societies’ Union. Recently the membership of the Adelaide Society has rapidly decreased, and less interest has been manifested in the meetings. At length the few members who remained faithful to the old love decided on Monday evening to dissolve the Society. The property, including an excellent library of 1,200 volumes, has been handed over to the trustees. If after seven years a new Society is not established in the same room they may either hand over their trust to another Society or dispose of their property for the benefit of a charity.
THE CHINESE AND THE OPIUM TRADE. — Noticing the proposal to establish an opium manufactory at Port Darwin, the Chinese of Adelaide held a meeting at their clubroom in Hindley-street on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Way Lee presiding, with a view of entering a protest against it. There was a good attendance, and the evils of opium-smoking amongst the Chinese, spreading as it ultimately would spread amongst the European population in the colonies, was pointed out. It was decided to form a deputation to wait on the Minister of Education on the subject, and an appointment was made with the Hon. J. C. F. Johnson for noon to-day.
COLLISION IN THE PORT RIVER. — On Tuesday afternoon the steamer Ellen, bound for Port Wakefield, came into collision with the Jessie Darling. The Ellen was just rounding the bend at Maclaren Wharf and the Jessie Darling was coming out of the Company’s Basin. The Jessie Darling caught the Ellen near the paddle-box, doing slight damage, which necessitated her stopping, but the other steamer proceeded on her course.
The Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA), 9 May 1888, p. 2 (Second Edition)
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