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Shipping. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
ARRIVALS. i February 20.-Rob Bot, b.b., C. J. Irvine, master, from Albany, via Vasse and Bunbury. Saloon passengers : From Albany-Mr. and Mrs. Dyer, Mrs. A. Forrest three children and servant, Mrs. H. Saw three children and servant, Miss Edwards, Mr. T. B.C. Henry; four in steerage. From Vasse-Mr. and Mr«. Haghe and Master Hagho, Messrs. Lockhart, G. Appleton, Kenworthy, Misses Hensman, Mcpherson, Forbes (2), Brierly, Moore (2), servant and two children. From Bunbury Misses Haley (2), Mr. A. W. Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Malcolm-Stevens, Messrs. T Lee, Jno. Carter, Thos. Barker, Master H. Mitchell. Feb. 24.-South Australian, steamer, Creer, master, from Melbourne and Adelaide, via K.G. Sound Vasse and Bunbury. Saloon passengers.- From Melbourne for Albany Mr. W. Harvey, Mr. W. Stevens ; for Fre- mantle : Mr. and Mrs. J. Aitkin, Miss Mo Kellar, Miss Bastón, Mr. G. Hope, Mr. T. Henderson, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Masters, Misses McKay (2«, Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Cross, and 6 childr...
FOR EUROPE, INDIA, CHINA, &c. PER ROB ROY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
j FOB EUBOPE, INDIA, CHINA, &c. I PEU HOB BOT. ! Perth, Saturday, February 13, 8 pin; Perth, Saturday, February 27,8 p ni Fremantle, »Saturday, February J 3,9 » m j Fremantle, saturday, February 27.9 p m Guildford, Saturday, February 13, 2« m, Guildford, Saturday, February 27, 2 »m York; Saturday, February IS, 6-30 a ni ; York, Saturday, February ¡î7,6-30 a m Nurtbam,Friday, February lu, 8 p m ; Northam, Friday, February 2Ö,'8 w m New- castle, Friday, February 12, 8 P m ; Newcastle, Friday, February 20, S pm Canning, Friday, February 12,1 p m ; Canning, Friday.Febiuary 26,1 p ia Pinjarra, Fciday.February 12,6 a in ; Piujarra, Friday, February 26,6 a lu Bunbury, Saturday, February 13, lu pm ; Bunbury, Saturday, February 27.10 p ni Vasse, Saturday, February 13, IO p in ; Vasse, Saturday, February 27, 10 pin Victoria Plains, ïuesday.i'ebruaryS, 1pm; Victoria Plains, Tuesday, February 23,1 p m Gingin, Wednesday, February 10,6 a m ; Gingin,Weduesduy.February 24, 6am Dongarra, Sun...
OUR GERALDTON LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
OUR GERALDTON LETTER. -J The atmosphere is clear once more ; the odor of burnt barley fiom Shenton's ware* house no longer pervades the air, and one can take a good inspiration without the possibility of being chocked. The ruins of Shenton & Co/s warehouse and Gale Monger & Co's store gave a not too invit- ing aspect to Gregory street, and I am surprised that the enterprising and ener- getic proprietress of the site oi Gale Mon- ger & Co.'s business premises has net long since taken some 6teps for the improve- ment of her property, which has been an eyesore for the last twelve months. 1 believe Shenton & Co. will commence re- building with the least possible delay. Considering what huge quantities of pro- duce are daily coming into town. This intention will be hailed with satisfaction by the farming community and others. The Western Australian Bank is well nigh completed and has undoubtedly a taking exterior, although the school of ar- chitecture to w...
TENDERS ACCEPTED. Works and Railways Department, Perth, 22nd February, 1886. MASON, BROTHERS, [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
TENDEES ACCEPTED. ' Works and Railways Department, Perth, 22tid February, 1886. Mason, Bbothers, To erect Telegraph'Line from Pinjar- rah to Mandurah, at £17 15s per mile. Mason, Brothers, To erect Telegraph Line from Bunbury I to Bridgetown, at £18 10s per mile. Also any re-wiring required, at £1 10s. per mile. j DONEGAN & McNOE, To erect Telegraph Line from Guild- ford to Gingin, for the sum of £610. Elsegood, John, Duplication of Albany Telegraph lane, for the sum of £74219s. To provide View , Poles at 5s each, extra. To provide New ' Struts at 5s each, extra. j Keane, Edward, To erect Beverley .Railway Station, for £1478 19s. 2d. Lacey & Company, To supply about 40 loads of Tuart or j Pine for Bailway Wagons, for £413 17s. 8d. J. AETHTJE WEIGHT, Director of Public Works, and Commissioner of Eaiiwavs.
RABBITS AT THE GREENOUGH. TO THE EDITOR [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
RABBITS AT THE GREENOUGH To the £ditob öib,-Many of us are anxiously watching to see if the Executive will rise equal to the occasion of those dear little bonnies that have so uuaccouutahiy con- gregated and multiplied at the Green- ough. No half measures will be of much use here ; if it costs £10,000 to effectu- ally and completely rid the country of this terrible and ruinous scourge that has ap- peared in our midst, it should be promptly paid. I will just throw out a few crude suggestions in the matter. Suppose a capitation bonus or fee of 10s. or £1 per head were offered, distinctly setting forth that it would only be payable for 3 or 4 months to prevent any recourse to the dodges, resorted to by unprincipled char- acters in the Eastern Colonies, of keeping a kind of nurseries on the quiet to raise them. Then, in addition, offer a reward of £200 (or more) for the last rabbit,-a sufficient time being allowed to elapse before paying the money, to ensure be- yond a doubt that there ...
PROSPECTING ON THE ORD. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
PROSPECTING ON THE ORD. --_ * The Northern Territory papers contain the following account by Mr. Laurence Butler of prospecting operations conduct- ed within the Kimberley district. The writer takes apparently a pessimist view of everything he saw and is so uncompro- misingly hostile in his comments on a dis- trict which others have described in very different terms that his account should certainly be taken cum grano salis : " I arrived at the Ord River in Septem- ber last, at the spot where Osmand and Panton have formed their station. About 10 miles off I commenced prospect- ing the bed of the river for gold, and af- ter trying for half a day I only succeeded in raising a fine colour or two off the bot- tom. From this point I prospected to the junction of the Panton and the Ord with no better resulte. As the Panton seemed the most likely looking river I de termioed to follow it up, and found the same formation of red sedimentary sand- stone as in the Ord ; but there are large flat...
THE AUSTRALIAN TEAM FOR ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
THE AUSTRALIAN TEAM FOR i ENGLAND. " Mid On " in the Leader comments as follows upon the Australian team selected for England :-The committee of the Mel- bourne Club have at length concluded their labors in connection with (he selec- tion of the fifth Australian team for England, and are to be congratulated on having very nearly succeeded in satis- fying everybody as to the wisdom of the choice tiley have made; a gratifying ex- perience which seldom falls to the lot of a selection committee in connection with cricket, and should be accepted as proof that the work has been faithfully accom- plished. Victoria will be represented by Blackhara, Bruce, M'Hwraith, Palmer, Soott, Spofforth and Trum ble; New South Wales by Bonnor, Evans, Garrett and Jones, and South Australia by Gif- fen and Jarvis. Of the above named thirteen players the only strangers to English grounds are Bruce, Evans, M'Hwraith and Tremble; Blackham and Spofforth having already visited the old country four times, Palme...
A CORRECTION. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
A CORRECTION. To the Editor. Sie,-In your leading article in this morning's issue of the West Australian. you say that the Gascoyne settlers asked to have a minister settled amongst them, and guaranteed handsome contribution» towards his salary. Such is not the case. No such request was ever made, nor any such promise of contributions given. Oh. the contrary, when in November, 1884^ the Rev. H. Lawrence went up, at my desire, to the district, his report to me on his return was that he could obtain no promises of help either towards - the salary of a clergyman or towards mission work I am myself entirely responsible at present for Mr. Gribble's stipend from ~ funds obtained partly from oue of our English Church societies and partly from other sources, for mission work. It is only since his arrival in the district that» few promises of subscriptions towards hie stipend have been made. Again it waa not mainly or primarily as the clergyman of the district that Mr. Gribble was ¿ent by me...
KIMBERLEY R. C. MISSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
KIMBERLEY R. C. MISSIONS. -» .... . The W. A. Catholic Record of the 18th iust., says that at the conference of the diocesan clergy held last month, it was resolved to provide an assistant for the Re v. D. McNab in hie pioneer work of establish- ing a mission among the blacks of the Kimberley district. The selection, wjaich was made by lot, fell upon Father Tracey at present stationed at Fremantle. Father McNab and his confrere, it was first in- tended, should leave for the scene of their proposed work, by the s.s. Otway, which sailed for Derby on Tuesday last. But the preparations, necessary to be made for the arduous work in hand, occupying more time than was anticipated, their depart- ure had to be* deferred until the sailing of the steamer leaving in a month hence. Should there be a sailing vessel, however, going in the meantime, and their prepar- ations be complete, it is not improbable that they may avail themselves of the op- portunity thus offered for reaching their destinat...
CITY COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
CITY COUNCIL. -? - - A special meeting of *he City Council was held on Friday evening, there being present the Mayor, and Crs. B. Smith, Gugeri and Molloy. The only business transacted was the opening of tenders for the erection of additional offices to the Town Hall, and for fencing in Russell square. The former were rejected, the sum tendered for being above the estimate. For the fencing J. li. Clarke's tender at £55 was accepted._
Our Public Buildings. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
Our Public Buildings. Some time aço the architect of the i Sydney Post Ofhce sought to embellish the front of that building by the intro- duction of bos reliefs which the chief artists of the day pronounced to be cari- catures. They were denounced by the Press, abused by parliament, laughed at by the public, aud so strong were popular disguet and condemnation that eventually it was resolved to remove these grotesque master pieces of colonial art, so that they should no longer offend the public eye. What to do with them is still a question serions]} exercising the mind of the authorities of the mother city. The announcement that they were no longer to be allowed to disfigure an otherwise handsome public structure was communi- cated to the President of the Boyal Academy, who, had in the first instance counselled their removal, and Sir Frede- rick Leighton, while congratulating the Government of the sister colony on the good sense they had displayed in the matter of removing the "shame...
Dr. Fortescne Fox on Smoking. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
Dr. Fortescue Fox on Smoking. A recent number of the Nineteenth Century contains a well written article by Dr Fortescue on the use of stimulants and narcotics. In it, he condemns what, he calls tho European fashion of smoking tobacco, and recommends the Oriental style. By smoking after the manner of Europeans the fumes of the burning leaf are sacked directly into the mouth, and the essential principles of the drug including nicotine poison, find a free en-' trance into the system. This is obviât, ed in the Oriental practice, which pre- scribes the use of the hookah and narg hilla, by which the smoke is drawn through a layer of water, which almost | entirely deprives it of its narcotic and deleterious effects. " Hence/' he says " it would be of undeniable advantage to, introduce the water system into this country " (England). JVo doubt it would if it were practicable. But the East is the land of indolence. One can loll half the day beside one's water pipe, while inhaling its grateful...
Temperance Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
Temperance Kotes. # Independent Order of Rechabite»-" Good "f Endeavours' Tent No. 4. held their usual ' Fortnightly meeting on Wednesday Feb. 17th in the Tent Boom, Adelaide St. Fremantle. > Alter transacting the usual business, the following were duly elected and installed officers tor the ensuing half year. Chief Ruler Bro. D. L. Hancock. Past Chief Ruler Bro. G. Murray. Deputy ruler Bro. J. P. Craigs Treasurer Bro. Geo. Brown. Secre- " ~ tary Bro. R. Birch. Stewards BroB. Chas. _ * - Hall and Win. Nugent. Lévite Bro. Thoa» ?-.T Brown. Guardian Bro. Jas. Adams. Super- intendents^ Juveniles Bros. R. Birch and G. Murray. The installing P.C.R. being Bro. Murray. Tho " Rock of Safety " Lodge I.O.G.T. will hold their quarterly social called " Pound" ' ' Night, in their Lodge Room, Rechabite Hall on Monday March 8th which no d&ubt will , prove as successful, as meetings of the same kind held on former occasions. "Hope" Tent I.O.B. at their February Finance meeting, re-electe...
The "Heathen Chinee." [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
The "Heathen Chinee.'5 It cannot be denied that the 'Frisco Commissioner's B-eport does not show them in the light of desirable citizens. According to it, the Celestial character is the reverse of celestial. Depraved and bestial in habit ; a contaminator of youth, or rather an incarnate fiend in his deal- ings with the young; and so far from law abiding, a secret violator of most of the articles in the criminal code. The medical evidence taken by the Commissioner was equally condemnatory. Vice is said to be opeuly taught in many of their joss-houses, the presiding deities in which-like some ot the ancient Egyptains and Greeks give license to the practice of immorality. Tile report is given in true American form-it ia strikingly sensational, and has greatly increased tue Moiigolophofoia of the States.
The Abstainer's Almanac. MARCH. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
The Abstainer's Almanac. March. The young year needs the shower and sun, And March it gives it both amain ; But childhood's years their course should run Unshadowed by one needless pain. Yet whilst the silly shuep, with mother care, Her little lamb doth proudly feed and keep, Men, made like God, unmanned hy drink's low snare, Their little children leave to starve and weep. Prudence iz buintimes merely a negative virtew-he who goes barefoot to save bia shocB iz the very pin ov prudence. ' ' - *
OUR REPRESENTATIVE AT THE FEDERAL COUNCIL. FROM THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
OUR REPRESENTATIVE AT THE FEDERAL COUNCIL. ?» Pbom the Webt Australian. The hold that some odd fallacy oc- casionally acquires over a community is, at times diverting, at times exas- perating, and often wholly inexplic- able except on the ground that, pro- verbially, men follow one another like sheep, without euquiring whither the lead is taking them. Some one starts a theory, or expresses an opinion on a subject then before the public. The personality of the starter is pro- bably soon lost ia the mists of ancient history, but, by some chance or other, his saying spreads, and, repeated from mouth to mouth, is accepted as in- fallible without enquiry. Once it has caught the public ear and íb íairly in possession of the public mind, to oust it is no easy task, the fact that it will not bear investigation being, than otherwise, rather in its favour. Instances of this phenomenon are fre- quent, and a most curious one we have seen quite recently, to which a paragraph in the last issue of...
Suffering from Ugliness. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
Suffering from Ugliness. It is curious to note how in old days physi- cal imperfections were looked upon rather as crimes than misfortunes. Deformity or disfigurement of any kind were universally acknowledged as good and sufficient reasons for depriving the sufferer of social rights and privileges. No noble house could be re- presented by an undersized or disfigured member. He or she must relinquish their claims of primogeniture in favour of some better endowed brother or sister ; buch was the rule of society, if not of law. As late as the last century a conseil de famille de- posed the famous Talleyrand from his posit- ion of elder son in consequence of his lameness.and the romantic story of Jane de la Poole shows with what unkindly eyes the four- teenth century looked upon, a calamity which in these days would have called forth the tender sympathy of friends and relatives. The second Earl of Suffolk, who fell at Agincourt in 1415, had two daughters Jane and Katharine. The elder ha...
Solitary Confinement in France. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
Solitary Confinement in France. ( A case whieh seams io indicate that a re- form is needed in the military prison systsm in France is that of a soldier who has just been sentenced to ten yean' hard labour for unruly conduct; whilst undergoing a term a term of solitary confinement, at the Barreaux Military Gaol. He was cenvioted on a charge of assaulting a superior officer soate time ago, and whilst undergoing his sentence got into further trouble by attacking and ill using a fellow prisoner. For this offence ha was sentenced to solitary confinement at the Fortress of Barreaux ; and whilst there he brought upon himself a heavier punishment by tearing up his clothes and his bedding, and conducting himself improperly towards the gaoler. In the course of the trial before the court-martial, counsel for the accused made certain revelations with the object of obtaining indnlgenoe for his client. The regime of solitary confinement at the Bar- reaux prison, he explained, was peculiarly hard....