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THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS. Burra, October 21. — The continued hot weather is becoming a very serious matter here. Besides the rapid loss of feed the farmers are losing all chance of a wheat har vest. Several have already turned etock iuto paddocks they tilled for wheat. The state of affairs has made business dull, and grave feel ings are being entertained as to the future. Calca. October 10. — The weather of late has been favorable for the crops, which have made good growth during tho past fortnight. Riveeton, October 18.— Nice rains fell on Saturday and Sunday last, registering half an inch, but since Wednesday last the weather has been very hot ; this has told very much on the crops. The hay crop will be short and light. 10th— Hot north wind blowing to-day. Holder, October 17. — The weather here re maius dry, hot, and dusty, with gales of wind. Last Saturday afternoon a terrific duststorm enveloped the place, and the wind blew with such violence that the roofs of the schoolroom an...
A POPULAR BANK MANAGER. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
A POPULAR BANK MANAGER. Quobn, October 21.— Last Siturday evening there was a large and representative meeting at the Criterion Hotel to give a fitting 'eend- off ' to Mr. S. Kelly, who has been managing the Quorn branch of the Bank of Adelaide since 1893, and who has been in the service of the bank for 12 yeara. Sir. Kelly has now resigned his position, and is starting early this n.nuk- frtv. t-]ya W*»of. «il-£ir/i lio inf^in^o cf-o r»f »rinr rm the Stock Exchange, either at Hannan's or Cool gardie. The Mayor (Mr. R.Thompson)presided and proposed the health of Mr. Keliy, to whom he referred in flattering terms, and wished him all success in his now sphere. Mr. R. W. Foster, M.P., in supporting the toast, referred to the benefit South Australia had derived from the West during the late depressed times, and also referred to the visit of Mr. Parkes, and the necessity for sending good men over there from this colony. Speeches were also made by Messrs. Craig, Ross, Mat thews, Rock, John...
MR. L W. GRAYSON. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
MR. L. W. GRAYSON. Blumeebg, October 17. —A farewell social tendered to Mr. L. W. Grayson (manager cyanide works) and Mrs. Grayson was held in the Institute Hall last night. There were about 80 present, Mr. F. Pfiaum occupying the chair. Speeches by the chairman, Messrs. Wool cock (of the cyanide works), T. Pflaum, F. Gibson and Messrs. T. W. Martin and Dr. Nicholls. of Gumeracha, all referred to their social qualities, to which Mr. Grayson feelingly responded. Mr. GrayEon was a prominent member of the Blumberg Literary Society and the local cricket and tennis clubs. Songs and recitations were rendered by Messrs. Lueders, Foote, Milne, and Miss Mabel Schultze. Social games were indulged in. Mr. G. W. Schultze presided at the piano. The hall was prettily decorated and the tables splendidly laid. ' With a dance and ' Auld Lang Syne' at the close, a most enjoyable evening was spent.
QUEENSLAND. Brisbane, October 21. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
QUEENSLAND. Brisbane. October 21. The wreckage found on Auckland^ Island by the Hinemoa is believed in shipping circles here to be probably the ship Knight of the Garter, which left with a full cargo of wool for London and is now overdue. A gunshot accident occurred at Indooroopilly on Sunday. Clement Wragge, a son of the Government Meteorologist, was carrying a loaded gun when it accidentally discharged and about 30 shot penetrated the breast-of his companion, F. Koch. It is not yet known whether the wounds are dangerous. At the Warwick Police Court to-day Fay Aldin, an Indian, who ran amuck and killed a countryman, was charged with murder. The evidence showed that a quarrel arose about a woman. The accused during the hearing behaved in an excited fashion, but the doctors reported him to be sane. The case was not concluded. Brisbane, October 23. Shearer Brietowe has been committed for trial on suspicion of _ being, concerned in the Bowen Downs poisoning cases. Five Malayta boys hav...
NEW SOUTH WALES. Sydney, October 18. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
NEW SOUTH WALES, fivdnev. October 18. Abdul Hanim, an Indian cook, was re manded at the Criminal Court to-day on a charge of having assaulted Margaret Scott, a girL at Randwick. Bail was refused. Sydney, October 21. At Bathurst Constable Purcell was com mitted for trial to-dav on a charce of assault ing an aged couple named Stratford. Mr. Stratford is nearly 70 years old, and is par tially paralysed, while Mrs. Stratford, who is 80 years of age, is very decrepit. Purcell is alleged to have brutally ill-treated the couple whilst attempting to arrest the woman on some charge. Broken Hill, October 21. Mr. C. G. Gibson, clerk of the Petty Sessions, and an old' resident, died on Saturday, of pleurisy. His funeral took place yesterday, and was one of the largest ever witnessed here. The Masonic lodges, of which the deceased was a prominent member, held a_ service of sorrow. and performed the lodge rites at the grave. At the monthly meeting of the New South Wales Cricket Association to-nig...
TASMANIA. Hobart. October 21. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
TASMANIA. Hobart. October 21. A female professional beggar has reported to the police'that she drew 300 sovereigns from the Van Diemen's Land Bank before it closed and secreted them in her house. The money, she says, is now missing. The police are investigating the story, A meeting of those interested decided to-dav to erect a marble tablet and di inking fountain in memory of Sir Robert Hamilton. ™ ? *, ^ ,j „ Hobart, October 23. The New Golden Gate Company, Mathinna has declared a dividend of Is. per share.
ABSENT-MINDEDNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
ABSENT-MINDEDNESS. Canon Duckworth has made an addition to the Spectator's anecdotes of 'absent-miuded- liess.' It relates to a worthy clergyman of his acquaintance who, having been presented to an important living, preached, his first sermon from the words— 'All that ever came before Me are thieves and robbers.' He was sur prised and distressed when the churchwardens afterwards hinted to him that his choice of a text had been a little hard upon his prede cessors. Another is from a correspondent who, sometime ago, in passing through a church yard in Lancashire, saw a number of flower wreaths on a newly-made grave. One among others had a card attached, on which was written 'With Mrs. ? deep sympathy,' but the lady had omitted to note that at the bottom in the corner were the words 'At home on Fridays,'
A STORY OF THWARTED CRIME. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
A STORY OF THWARTED CRIME. One of the most remarkable stories of thwarted crime that we remember to have met with (says the Pali Mall Gazette) comes from India. A lady with her two children, who were both young, was going in her own ekka from Rannagar to a place in the centre of the Bar tract. The driver was an old servant of the family, and was thought to be trustworthy. For this reason the lady did not think it neces sary to leave her jewellery behind her. At a lonely part of the road the trustworthy ser vant stopped and ordered his mistress to pass gewgaws along. She did so — not unnaturally — and then the man proceeded to bind her, preparatory to killing her. At her request he agreed to kill the infants after he had dispatched their mother. He lifted his axe to strike the blow, but the head flew off and disappeared in the brushwood some yards away. By this time the lady was unconscious. .When she came to she found her husband leaning over, her and undoing her fastenings. He expl...
FATAL AVALNCHEIN SWITZERLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
FATAL AVALANCHE IN SWITZER LAND. The Berlin Tagcblatt receives from Frutigen the following particulars of an avalanche on the Altels glacier in Switzerland. On Wednes day morning, September 11, at o, a third part of a glacier slid down from the Altels, a quarter of an hour's distance from the Schwarzenbaeb, on the Gemmi Pass, burying beneath it 150 head of cattle and six men. The beautiful Snittel Alp is buried for a distance of three kilometres. A gentleman from the scene of the disaster' says — ' I thought the disaster on the mountain would be terrible, but the reality defies all conception. Four bodies, fear fully mutilated, have already been dug out. They are four peasants from Valais. The herdsmen intend leaving the Alp in a few days with their herds. The day before the accident the Burgomaster of Leuk and one of the magistrates went up on to the Alp, as it is in the parish of Leuk. to distribute cheeses. The next morning they met with their death there. In the midst of the cha...
QUEEN VICTORIA AND THE UMBRELLA. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
QUEEN VICTORIA AND THE UMBRELLA. The stories about the Queen's visits to poor people are legion. Here is one more, given in the latest London Some. When on one of her rambles in the country the Queen was caught in a shower, and she entered an old woman's cottage, the inmate of which did not recognise her Sovereign. 'Will you lend me an um brella?' asked the royal lady. - The woman looked at her visitor in a suspicious manner, and replied — 'I hae twa umbrellas, ane is gooa, ana .ane vena oia. zo may caice tne old one ; I guess I will never see it again,' and she offered the Queen a tattered article, which was quietly accepted ! The woman was suffi ciently punished for her grumpiness, however, when she discovered who her visitor had been.
BISMARCK AND TEE WAR OF 1870. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
BISMARCK AND THE IV AR OF 1870. In the columns of the Krcuzzcitun^ Herr Andrae, a well-known Conservative politician and friend of Prince Bismarck, gives some in teresting recollections of the period of the war of 1870. He says : — Bismarck read on July 9 the speech delivered by the Duke of Gram mont on the 6th. He was at dinner, and handed the newspaper to his wife with the words. 'The Duke of Grammont must have Boon got tired of his office. I shall, of course, have to ask for his resignation.' Later in the evening, while walking in the park at Varzin 'and thinking of the matter, the idea suddenly came to him: 'Napoleon wants war, ana Grammont's speech was dictated by him.' He ?went to his room, his first thought being to telegraph to the King at Ems as follows : — 'It would be best to mobilise at once, declare war, and attack before France ib prepared.' His nerves were strung to the highest tension, and he passed a sleepless night. Lying awake, thinking, there crossed his mind the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
MEDICAL OPINION. Ask your doctor what soap he recommends for the ekin and he will uphold the opinion of the highest medical authorities on the 6kin, viz., Dr. Redwood, PhJ-., F.O.S., F.LC, the ia.te Professor Sir Erasmus Wilson, Mr. John L. Milton, and Professor J. Attfield, &c., that Pkibs' Boat i» the best, rx7»3c
THE ELIMINATION OF THE HORSE. A HORSELESS CARRIAGE RACE IN AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
THE ELIMINATION OF THE HORSE. A HORSELESS CARRIAGE RACE IN AMERICA. The great racex-f horseless vehicles whioh will take place between Chicago and Milwaukee, a distance of some 60 miles, on November 2, is anticipated with the most intense interest The first arrangement, if followed out, would have extended the distance for about 20 miles further, but the roads were so bad that an alteration in plans was absolutely necessary. The- competition will be open to all the world, been offered in 'Chicago, to be divided' iu cer tain specified proportions among the first few cars to arrive at their destination. The money is of course nothing compared with the issues at stake, and the waggon which combines the greatest 6peed with1' economy and durability will have a splendid future before it Some 60 competitors are entering for the race, so that the test will be a very important one, and the rival inventors are busily engaged in fitting out their vehicles with every improvement which suggests ...
DR. TALMAGE'S FORTUNE. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
DM. TALMAGE'S FORTUNE. Dr. Talmage, the famous American preacher, is left a rich man by the death of his wife, who, according to the London American, was ' one of the most successful female real estate speculators ever known.' The same authority adds that Dr. Talm age's fortune has commonly been estimated at 250,000 dollars. Mrs. Tal mage left 106,000 dollars by her will, so that the. great pulpit orator has little need to keep on with his public labor. But he is not likely to stop so long as his vitality holds out, for he continues to be in great demand in various parts of the country. A big syndicate of news papers is glad to go publishing and paying for his Bermons.
FATAL VANITY. LIONS' DEN PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE RESULT. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
FATAL VANITY. LIONS' DEN PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE RESULT. A horrible tragedy took place on September 10 in a menagerie situated on tho Cours da Midi at Lyons. A young clerk named Leon Eissette, employed at the Perrache railway station, had the entric of the menagerie, as he knew the proprietor, and was on very friendly terms with the staff of the show. Heinadeuphia mind to be photographed in the central lions' cage, and went to the menagerie without the Knowledge oi tne proiJiiuwr iu uiuci m wu » out his intention. He entered the cage, which was of course empty, and while the photo grapher was getting ready his camera, he ap proached the neighboring cage, in which an enormous lion, named Romulus, lay sleeping. He did all he could to excite_ the -animal through the bare, and while pressing against the partition inadvertently opened the trap-door which separated the two cages. The. lion bounded through ^,the opening, and, springing upon the unfortu nate clerk, Heized his bead in its mouth,...
SHOCKING DEATH OF AN ARCHDUKE. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
SHOCKING DEATH OF AN ARCH DUKE. It must be a comforting reflection to the man who has to bring up a family on a weekly wage that big incomes and high social position do not necessarily mean greatly enhanced com fort. Take the matter of surgical attendance, illustrated by the shocking experience of the young Archduke Ladislaus, whose death is re ported (remarks the Westminster Gazette of September 10). The young Archduke, an ami able, intelligent, good-hearted fellow, met with a bad shooting accident. 'When his com panions came up they found the Prince lying unconscious and bleeding profusely. One of the company had the presence of mind to attempt to stop the bleeding by tying two handkerchiefs round the injured limb.' Now for the less satisfactory performances of the professionals: — 'One or two local doctors were at once Bent for from Arad, and on their arrival they appear to have grossly mis managed the case. Being, as it seems, over awed at the idea of an Archduke suffering pain,...
THE CUSTODY OF A CHILD. Sydney. October 23. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 26 October 1895
THE CUSTODY OF A CHILD. Sydney. October 23. The Chief Justice to-day delivered reserved judgment in the case in which Elizabeth Row lands sued that her illegitimate child, Alice Rowlands, should be removed from Monte St. Angelo Convent, where she had been placed by her putative father, since deceased, and be placed in the petitioner's custody or in that of Mrs. Duerdin, mother of the child's father. TTio TT^Tirtf onir^ if*, cnomn/l fcKot- ?Min rvu-»f Vnn-n of the child had in the past proved herself unfit for its custody. Since the child was over 14 years old, and was bright, rational, and intelligent, he had liaa interviews with her to ascertain her wishes, and the girl expressed a strong desire to remain whore, she was. He was convinced that if Alice Rowlands were removed from the convent irreparable harm and cruelty might be done to her. He there fore dismissed the application. As the appli cation had been made in good faith, no order for costs would be made against the petitione...