Telegraphic news, tragic accident

Adelaide, Friday, Dec. 21, 8 o’clock, p.m.
O. K. Richardson died yesterday.
The Governor prorogued Parliament this afternoon.
Pridmore’s hearing is adjourned to January. Mann will lay a number of charges against him.
Governor suggested the amendment of the Glenelg and Brighton Tramway Bill.
The original promoters are thus reinstated.
McGowan, Captain of the steamer Wakefield, committed for trial, on a charge of manslaughter.
Captain H. D. Dale, Port Adelaide, sent to gaol for assaulting R. H. Fuller.
Petition being got up for his release.
It is with feelings of deep regret that we have to record the death of Mr. A Trilling, miller, of Jamestown, under very painful circumstances. The facts elicited at the Coroner’s inquest on Thursday were somewhat as follows : — The deceased gentleman was proceeding from the mill to the engine-room, for the purpose of stopping the engine. On going down the steps he missed his footing, and was caught in the fly-wheel ; and, as a consequence, was frightfully crushed. No bones were broken, but the shock to the system was so great that before reaching home he expired. Medical evidence was given to the effect that death was caused by the severe shock to the system, and hemorrhage ; and a verdict that the deceased came to his death by being caught in the fly-wheel, whilst proceeding to stop the engine at the mill,” was returned. Mr. Trilling’s affable manners, and great interest in public matters has won him many close friends in the North. He was a Justice of the Peace, and in this, as in his commercial position had the confidence and esteem of the public. The deceased gentleman was universally respected ; and manifested an especial interest in the advancement of the town in which he resided, and the Areas generally. Ever willing to devote his time to gain concessions, and attention to our requirements, and always ready to exercise benevolence where needed. His many excellent qualities will be long remembered by those who have ever had the pleasure of meeting him. Mr. Trilling previously lived at Trilling’s Gap — named after him — between Mintaro and Clare, where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. Here, too, he was held in high favor, both as a man of business and in the closer relationships of life. His nature was gentle, kindly, and benevolent, of a retiring nature, but ever ready with sympathy and assistance when required. He was one of those who “Did good by stealth, and blushed to find it fame.” Mr. Trilling has “Gone that journey from whose bourne no traveller returns,” and has left behind him the penumbra of a grest loss. We feel bound to record our tribute of esteem for one who, although only mortal, possessed but few failings, and whose sterling worth of character and affability of temper were as household words amongst his friends.
“Oh! be his failings buried in the tomb,
And guardian laurels o’er his ashes bloom.”