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Will Mr. Gladstone get Home Rule? [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

WM Mr. Gladstone get Home Rule î There are some signs that Mr. Glad stone may not he able to carry the bulk of his party with him in his proposal to re- store that anomalous Legislative body, known as Grattau's Parliament, to Ireland. Lord Hartington, leader of the Whig wing of the Liberal army repudiates it, 1 Mr. Goschen, leader of the Independent Liberals proclaim* his hostility to it, while the .Radical chiefs are ominously reticent about it. Not many of them probably are prepared, just one week after the general election, to swallow all their past declarations, with the. same fiery and reckless promptitude which Mr. Gladstone has displayed. It will be a curious result if the late Premier, spite of his Bismarkiaa stroke, finds himself deserted on all hands. Of course no Conservative will look his way, while it is worthy of notice that the Home Rulers with the exception of the late eloquent Mr. Smyth, former member for Tipperary county, have al- ways insisted that on no considera...

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The Change of Ministry in New South Wales. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

The Change of Ministry i ti New South Wales. The telegraph has brought us two unex- pected items from New South Wides. Sir John Robertson has, after alf, uudertaken to|form a ministry ; and, in bis contempla- ted cabinet, the name of Sir tieury Parkes has no place. The one grievance against Sir John was his paternity of the series of Land Acts, which a full trial of many years has discredited, and which a couple of years ago were consigned to oblivion. He was always neutral on the Education question, while his enthusiastic support of the Soudan expedition, though the work of a rival government, raised his popularity, always great, to the highest point. At the same time, he lias become increasingly subject to the infirmities of advancing age. From the serious illness which attacked him lately, he can hardly have completely recovered, as yet. In av.y event his country cannot look forward to any long possession of his services. He is, unfortunately, the bitterest enemy that Australian ...

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An Acceptable Welcome. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

An Acceptable Welcome. I The Victorian Express says :-r" Tne enterprising proprietors of our ably con- ducted city contemporary, the West Aus- tralian, send forth today the first num- ber of a twenty-four paged weekly news- paper which rejoices in the title of the Western Mail. While wishing them every success in this latest spirited en- terprise, we cannot help regarding the venture as being somewhat iu advance of the times. We shall he glad tu be dis- appointed, however, and siucercly trust the proprietors will meet with even a larger amount of success than they them- selves are led to anticipate. The publi- cation of such a newspaper in the colony may be premature, but credit must cer- tainly be given to the proprietary for their praiseworthy attempt to place jour- nalism in this colony on a similar footing to that enjoyed by her more advanced sisterhood. Personally we look forward with pleasure to a perusal of the first number of the Western Mail, and if it proves, as no doubt i...

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Why is it? [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

Why is lt? Could the clever authoress of " Fern Leaves".when disputing the oft-repeated assertion that a journalist's life is not a ted of roses for enjoyment, bave been present at some of the interviews which take place between certain officials and the reporters for the press when a coro nial inquest is about to be held, it is just possible that she might have seen reason to modify her opinion ? lt is clearly a fixed idea of the constable on duty on such occasions that reporters are des- patched hy their respective journals sim- ply to supply a good tally of jurymen. It may naturally ho. asked why is the disagreeable duty of sitting as a juryman ¡ at an inquest so 'frequently imposed on a reporter ? Do the police imagino it necessary Ito exhibit to the world their profound discovery that a representative of the press can kill two birds with one stone by exercising his reportorial and eemi-judicial functions at cue and thc «ame time ? Or do they, like Fanny Fern, consider a journal...

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S. A. Bushfire Law. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

S. A. Bushfire Law. Perhaps oae of the best methods the South Australian Government -eau devise to substitute reverence for the amusement with which the S. A. Bush Fires Act, receutly passed, is regarded in their province would be io distribute copies of our own act dealing with the subject. For who after a comparison of our own modest collec- tion of clauses with the highly elaborated production of our friende across the bor- der could fail to regard the latter with those feelings of awful respect which the law should always invoke ? Up to the present moment our friends have only . just got the Act into their hands, but they have uo «doubt read the newspaper re- ports of the debate during its progress through the House. They have in their recollection the laughter which some of its provisions provoked, the ridiculous comments indulged in by certaiu incon- siderate journals, the fact testified to by a member of the House that " the Commis- sioner of Crown Lands was seen sitting With...

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A great Nuisance. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

A. great Nuis ince. Never, we believe, have so many men been summoned to act in the name of the British Palladium as in the last three mouths. It is not to be wondered at that most men dislike sitting on juries, even when the dislike is viewed apart from a bnsiness stand point. It places a re- straint upon one's natural desire tobe free to move about as one pleases, a de- sire which is materially sharpened by the restriction. It compels ' the good man and true' to endeavour to get np an in terest in a ease, while that very compuh» sion destroys all intereBt,and causes him to long for it to be over. And all the while visions of blunders in his office^nd of high revels in his workshop, keep floating be- fore his eyes. Instead of honoring the memory of Alfred,as the founder of the - system of trial by jnry.he probably wishes . that royal personage hadv be*n untimely " . .mothered in the marshes which eurroun /fled his stronghold at Athelney. Nor is she disposed to bestow thc customary ...

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The Wife. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

The Wife. I Ruskin whose voice is that of a prophet, recalling men and women to those domestic ! ways in which pleasantness and peace are found, thus writes of the beautiful word "wife;" "It is the great word in which the English and Latin languages conquered the French and Greek. I hope the French will someday get a word for it instead of femme. But what do yon think it comes from r The great value of the Saxon words is that they mean something. Wife means " weaver." You must either be housewives cr house moths ; remember that. In the deep sense you must either weave men's fortunes and embroirder them, or feed upon and bring them to decay. Wherever a true wife comos, home is al- ways around her. The stairs may be overhead, the glow- worm in the night's cool grass may be the fire at ber feet ; but home is where she is, and for a noble woman it stretches far around her, better than houses ceiled with cedar or painted with vermillion-shedding its quiet for those who else are homeless....

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An Incident on the Road. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

An Incident on the Road. That was an awkward situation in which Deacon Milla was placed the evening: he took aride behind his fast horse. The Deacon took his hired man John along, and, coming back, the trappings became disordered ia the branch, half a mile from tho Deacon's house in Carolina. John protested that ha could'nt think of getting down in the water as the doctor hod warned him against it. So the good Deacon slipped off his apparel to a brief garment and adjusted tho gear. Find- ing the harness in trim the animal started out. John tightened ou the reins and the horse trotted off quite briskly, the Deacon in hot pursuit. Before the Deacon knew it he found himself before his neighbor's house squalling out to John. This brought his neighbors to the door eager for a new scan- dal. The Deacon took the situation in at a glance and overcome with mortification he jump the fence, cut through to his back yard and plunged himself into the secrecy of his own apartments. Thc Deacon has ...

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A Bitter Pill for Iron Masters. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

A Bitter Pill for Iron Masters. The news, at first received with incredu- lity, but which we have good reasons to fear is only too true, that the important order for about 40,000 tons of steel rails shortly to be given out by the Victorian Govern- ment is said to go to German makers, is in- deed a bitter pill. When many of our mills are standing idle, and numbers of workmen are out of employment, it is surely time to condemn the policy which is driving trade away from our shores. This country stands unrivalled, both in respect of its geograph- ical position and of its resources, in its ability to supply iron and steel goods cheaply ; and yet the natural advantages thus possessed are being flung to the winds, and Continental manufacturers are being as- sisted to obtain a footing in markets in which there is not the slightest reason in the natural course of things that any goods other than British should be sold.-Iron.

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German Colonisation in New Guinea. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

German. Colonisation in New Oninea. In answer tb innumerable questions from all parts of Germany as to the conditions on which ground may be acquired and settle- ments made in Kaiser Wilhelm's Land, the New Guinea Company gives public notice that circumstances are not yet favourable for German emigration to that part of the world. The chairman of the company, Herr von Hansemann, makes no mention of the " snakes, swamps, and savages," to which Mr. Mundella alluded the other day; but he states that stations have not yet been erected on the coast, that the interior has not been sufficiently explored, and that regular ship communication has not been established between Kaiser Wilhelm's Land and the continent' of Australia. But the company has sent out several expeditions, and is fitting out more, for the purpose of remedying the two former defects, and, that being done (within the space of a year, it is hoped), the necessary information will then be- given to intending emigrants. Acquis...

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A Thumping Lie. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

A Thumping Lie. " We haye before now heard of the dog (say» s the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic NBWS) that pointed a pike because the fish bad swal- lowed a bird, and he was not a bad dog ; but . he was not of much account in comparison to this intelligent beast, the anecdote of which ÍB published in the Paterson Press, tJ.S.A, of course ! " Sheriff M'Kee says that the intel- ligence or the nose of the dog referred to in yesterday's Press "-that is the pike story " does not amount to anything compared to the nose of a dog a friend of his owned. He thinks that any dog with a half-way decent nose ought to be able to smell out a flock of woodcock, even if the birds are cönoealed in ; the stomach of a pickerel. The Sheriff Bays he had a friend who had a wonderful good : dog for coons. If there was a-coon within a mile of the dos: the coon's doom waa sealed, for the dog would certainly smell him out. One day the dog was out with his master after coons. They stopped at a small railway...

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Horse Racing and its Surroundings. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

Horse Sacing and its Surroundings. There is a very interesting article on Horse Racing " in the new number of the Quarterly Review, from which wo extract the following passage If we visit the racecourse and take our place on the stand while the horses are geing to the post, what a scene is exhibited below ! The roaring mob of. ring« men, making the face of the summer day hideous screaming like vultures flocking to the prey-what a truly noble institution is this ! The less custom) a bookmaker bas the more frantically he screams the odds ; the respectable men, with whom our magnanim i juvenes gamble away their patrimony, these are comparatively silent; so are vultures when their beakß are in their prey. These are the high spirited men who cheered the Marquis of Hastings when he had stripped - himself of an ancestral estate to pay the hundred thousand pounds he had lost on Hermit's Derby ; thc men who hooted the young nobleman into his grave when he could pay no longer. The ring is no ...

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WEEKLY COMMERCIAL REPORT. PERTH WHOLESALE PRICES CURRENT. FRIDAY, December 25th, 1885. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

WEEKLY COMMERCIAL REPORT. PERTH WHOLESALE PRICES CURRENT. FBIDAT, December 25th, 1885. The last few days have witnessed trans- actions of considerable importance in the aggregate, and most retail houses report a good Christmas trude. Wholesale business is now divided among to many claimants that nuithcr the amount of turn-over effect- ed by individual firms or the percentage of profit yielded can be found satisfactory. Country storekeepers require great firmness to withstand the solicitations of the repre «entatives of wholesale houses. In York, we are informed that thirteen commercial travel- lers were urging their requests for orders on the traders in the township on one day. Buyers are consequently oa their guard against temptations to lay in stock in ad- vance of requirements, and sellers reBpond to this disinclination by offering concessions in both rates and terms. A good demand exists for money, but there is no difficulty in obtaining advances on first class security. We hear...

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The Western Mail SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1885. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

SATURDAY, DECEMBER. 26, 1885. 11 ONCE more Christendom is keeping the festival of the Nativity, and seldom at any period ot the Christian era has the reign of peace been so pro- found upon the earth as it is at the close of this year of grace 1885. In all quarters of the globe the clash of hostile arms is hushed for the time, scarcely indeed a threat of serious disturbance troubles the air. The lull strangeness of this is hardly to be recognised, unless we reflect that what may be called the fighting populations of the world bave increased probably four fold in the I last couple of hundred years,and that a ! new group of peoph 8 in the "Western I and Southern Hémisphères has been added to the comity of nations since the sixteenth century. And yet amid this great assemblage of nationalities new and old, the poet's dream is more nearly fulfilled than it has been at any period of history, the war drum has for the moment ceased to throb, and the battle flag hangs drooping round its pole...

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FREIGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

! FREIGHTS. Messrs. McDonald, Scales & Co. report : Very little change in freights has taken place, in the interval, since the issue of our last Be* port in October. Bates that were then rul- ing by sailing vessels are now at the same low figure, and we can see no immediate prospect of any upward movement so long^s the contention that is and has Veen going on between the Merchants' Line of sailing ships and the combination of Brokers continues. The " Tamerlane," for Sydney, the first ves- sel loaded in London by the " Merchants' Line," sailed on Saturday, the 7th instant, after having been on the berth a somewhat considerable time, the date of her entry out at the Custom House being the 19th of Sep- tember last. Their next vessel to sail is the " Bankfields," for Melbourne, entered out at the Custom House on September 15th ; she is still on the loading berth, but, we believe, will shortly leave. The length of time that these two vessels had been loading proves how great are ...

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Shipping. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

ARRIVALS. Dec. 21.-JANET, sehr., Campbell mas- ter, from Colombo. Six steerage passengers. Dec, 18th-s.s. BOB BOY, C. Irvine, from Champion Bay. Passengers from Champion Bay : Messrs. F. Brown, C. Crossland, M. Craig, J. De C. Hillman, H. Woolhouse, C. Horley, P. Elliott, M. Donoghue, T. Sims, F. Hare, T. Little, J. Donoghue, C. J. Hams, W. ThomaB, J. Grainger, D. Marsh, J. F. Hackett, C. M. Short, T. Little, S. Gardiner, [ Sir L. S. Leake, Masters Jones and Bowe, Mrs. Mason and 2 children, Miss Goodhall and 14 in steerage. DEPARTURES. Dec. 19-ELDEBSUE, s.s. Millar, master, forHobart. Passengers : Mr. and Mrs. v. Bibra, Mrs. Bryan and two children, Mies Briggios, Mrs. Shanshinson, Mr. id. Bran muller, Mr. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Long and two «hildren, Messrs. Elickowed. J. O. Jones, G. Walsh, T. Boyle, aud James Moody. ¡ Dee. 19-WESTEHIA, barque, Hammond, I master, for Quindalay. Dec. 19-ANNIE LISLE, barque, Hay, master, for Bunbury. Dec. 19-THERESA, schooner, W. Reid, master, for Bunb...

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OUR FEDERAL COUNCILLOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

OUR FEDERAL COUNCILLOR. ALTHOUGH, for some reason or other Mr. Steere's appointment to represent th» colony in the Federal Council of Austral- asia, has caused som« little surprise, his name not having been mentioned amongst the possible holders of this important and honourable position, no possible excep- tion can be taken to tho choice which has been made. Why Mr. Steere was not thought of by tho public we do not know, unless it were that, being out of sight, he was out of mind. But amongst the un- official members of the Legislature there Í6 none certainly, who, if long, honourable and conscientious public service to the colony were to count, so much deserves the distinguished recognition of merit in- volved iu appointment to the Federal Council us Mr. Steere. Mr. Steere, also, has obvious personal qualifications, which will enable him to represent the colony with credit, and ntl! give him weight amongst the Australian statesmen, with whom he will be associated. Altogether, we do...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

BEAD THE 'WESr AUSTRALIAN. THE LEADING PAPJSR. DAILY, TWOPENCE,

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INQUEST. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

^INQUEST. AK inquest was held on Wednesday after- noon in the Police Court housp.hofore the Coroner Mr. G-. W. Jüeakt» P.M., and a jury consisting of Messrs. H. Bell (fore man), H. Wear, and J. Bowra jr., on the body of Thomas Gallop who was found dead in bed at his father's residence ia Lake street, yesterday morning. Br. Jameson gave evidence to the effvet that the deceased had seen him two months ago for disease of the heart, and that yes- terday he made a post-mortem examina- tion of the body and found death had been caused by heart disease. The rest of the inquest was performed -at the late re- sidence of deceased in Lake street to which the jurors had to walk on foot, a distance ot two miles iu the trying heat, and along a road the reverse of good. Surely the police trap or some other means of conveyance .might haye been provided for them. Mr. Carleton, a tenor who has been lately singing in " Manon " at San Francisco, is re- ported to have adopted a somewhat harsh attitude to...

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THE " GREAT EASTERN." [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885

¡r THE u GREAT EASTERN." . THB London Figaro says :-" The Great Kastern having oeen really disposed of, rumour is already busy as to the uso to whiclv this floating white cdcphant is to bé.tùrned. As a matter of fact the city 'merchant who has "planked down" 26,000 sovereigns for Isambard Brunel's ill-fated «hip has himself not made up his mind respecting the future of his pur- chase. It is not at all likely that she will be used as a coal-bunk at Gibraltar, however, as has been stated ; nor is the report that she is to be turned into a floating hospital better founded. The chances are that the " Great Eastern " will be heard of next in M id-Atlantis, where it has long, been suggested that one or more ships should be moored, to form a kind of halfway house for craft crossing the ocean. It is proposed that vessels thus anchored should be supplied with stores such as passing ships might require. They might also be telegraph stations, by means of which captains could communicate with o...

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