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Only in Play. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
Only in Play. An amusing ease has just been tried in St. Petersburg. The wife of the Secretary to a Jtussian Minister and her daughter were visiting at the house of another Ministerial .fflcial. The son of the latter asked the young lady to go with him into another room, ?which she did. Shortly afterwards the mother heard the young man exclaim-" You shall be mine, or I will kill you." Her daughter cal- led out as thongh in great terror-" Leave me ! leave me J" The mother ran at onoe to the adjoining room, where she saw her friend's son embracing her daughter, and apparently under the influence of the feeling expressed . by the language he had used. She tore her daughter away from him and from the house, insisting that she would put tho law in motion for this insult to her child. Over and over again the daughter tried to explain what had happened, but her mother would hear noth- ing. She carried out her threat, and the case came befóte the Court. Then, but too late I to prevent a mos...
The Chains with which Columbus was Bound. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
The Chains with which Columbus was > Bound. Signor Baldi, a Genoese gentleman, is, says the Cittadino of Genoa, in possession of the chains with which, by order of Bobadilia, the Minister of Ferdinand of Spain, Christo- pher Columbus was bound when deprived of the governorship of the oountry he had dis- covered. Signor Baldi, who undertook a journey to America to obtain these chains twenty years ago, and has kept his possession | of themjsecret ever since, has decided to reveal i the fact because of the approaching 400th anniversary of the discovery of America.
A Mining Story. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
A Mining Story. An Eastern young man returned home a few days ago from a trip to Colorado for his health, and, in narrating Mb adventures, he told about buying a silver mine for $3,000. " I knew they'd rope you in !" exclaimed the old man. *' So you were ass enough to buy a humbug mine." " Yes, but I didn't lose anything. I form- ed a company and sold half the stock to a Connecticut man for §7,000." " Y-you did J" gasped the old man, as he turned white. "I'll bet I'm the one who bought it." "I know you ore," coolly observed the young man, as he crossed his legs and tried to appear very much at home.
Depots in the Arctic Regions. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
Depots in the Arctic Regions. A series of Arctic relics of strange interest I has been brought home by Captain Fair- j &lt; weather.of the whaler Terra Nova,of Dundee, I and transmitted to the Admiralty through Mr. Leigh Smith. These relics consist of various documents in a cylindrical tin case, which had been deposited by several of the Frank- « lin Search Expeditions thirty years ago, and &lt; a statement left by Sir Allen Young when at Beeohy Island in 1875. Captain Fairweather states that he picked up the documents in Prince Regents Inlet under the following ciroumstances. While lying at the flee edge I 1 in that inlet, about the end of June last, he was surprised to see sledges with natives coming off to the ship. He had never Been natives in that quarter before, and therefore thought they had came from Admiralty Inlet for the express purpose of robbing the depots left by former Arctic expeditions on Beechey Island and thereabout. The captain was abo, with good ...
CALANDER FOR MARCH. Flowers. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
CALATÎDAB FOE MARCH. Flowers. j The great heat will have considerably moderated this mouth, aud heavy showers of rain may be expected towards the end, which will greatly facilitate eurly operations. Towards the middle and end of the month all the varities of hardy annuals may be sown, aud the following are recommended : -Bartouia aurea, Clarkia Collinsia, Neino philla, iiVysimum, Perows.fiianum ; Godeita Larkspurs; Virginian, Brompton, and Ten Week Stocks; Platystemon Californiens; Callichroa, Lupins, Eucharidum, Sanvitalia procumbeus, Calliopsis of the tinctoria variîty, Mignonette, Candytuft, &c. If the above are properly grouped, according to the different habits, sizes of the plants, and colours of the flowers, a fine display may be made in the summer months. Great care must be taken in sowing not to plant the seeds too deeply. As a rule, the covering of earth should never be more than thretf diameters of the seed sown. If the seed is fresh and good, a little in each pat...
It Amounted to that. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
It Amounted to that. He boarded the train at a little Western town, and entering the smoker sat down in one of the forward seats. Pretty soon a man who sat opposite noticed a single tear steal down his rough hardy cheek, then another, until at lost, dropping his head between bis hands, he sobbed like a baba. The stranger watched him for some time in silence and let him weep, but at lost that powerful human link, sympathy, broke the bonds of social etiquette, and he inquired : " What's ther trouble, pard ?" " Wall you see, stranger, my ole chum is dead and I'm carryin' his corpse home ter his ole mother. That's what makes me Bad, and then, ngin, I can't help cryin' when I think how lonesome it will be for me. You see, we worked together far nigh on to three yearB." " That is kinder hard luok, but I reckon you can get another pard." " Yes, mebbe, but I can't git none like Dick. You oughter knowed him, stranger. He wai eighteen carat fine." " Was he sick long P" " Naw ; he died kinder ...
ALBANY VOLUNTEERS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
ALBANY VOLUNTEERS. The Albany Defence Rifles, auder the command of Capt. Rogers, Lients Moir and Maxwell, have been progressing rapidly in efficiency and in numbers, says the Albany Mail, the maximum strength of the corps having been reached. Every member has been supplied with a Martini-Henry Rifle, and at target practice the shooting with the new weapon is excellent and the attend- ance very good. The average attendance at drill is quite as good as in any other volunteer corps in the colony. The new uniforms are expected from England shortly, and we believe that the Albany Defence Rifles will soon be as efficient a corps as any in Western Australia. At an early date a parfede for prize firing is to be held, for which there is £20 already in hand and a silver cup valued at £5 has been promised by a gentleman outside the district, and also a gold medal by another gentlemau. Other prizes will also be offered. _
FAREWELL TO MR. McGAURAN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
FAREWELL TO MR. MCGAURAN. The following account of a farewell de- monstration tendered to Mr. D. J. Mc Gauran by the Sydney telegraph officiais, which we take from the Sydney Evening News, will be of interest to our readers and give general satisfaction, as showing that our new Superintendent of Tele- graphs was highly esteemed, both pro- fessionally acd personally, by his former colleagues who should be the best judges of his worth :-" On the eve of Mr. D. J. M'Gauran resinning his position in the Head Telegraph Department her«?, to pro- ceed to Western Australia as Superin- tendent of Electric Telegraphs in that colony, his fellow telegraphists took the opportunity of bidding him a short adieu by inviting him to a " social gathering" in Baumann's Café. Nearly eighty of his friends and colleagues were present. The acting superintendent (Mr. P. B. Walker) presided, and Mr. Wilson was the vice chairman. The chairman, in proposing the health of Mr. McGauran," said that while they regr...
SPORTING. NEW NORCIANS V. HIGH SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
SPOfiTIN«. ._ NEWNORüIANS V. BIGE SCHOOL. The Now Norcian team of aboriginals played a bye match on the 19th inst. ¿against a 'High School team. The result of course was looked upon as a foregone conclusion. The New Norcians scored 125 in their first inuibgs the top .ecore being Mr. H. B. Lefroy 3i), Johnny Walley being second with 23 and Johnny Maher third with 22. Fawcett for the High School bowled well aud took the >majority of the wickets ; the remainder 'being secured by Mr. Gale. The High School scored 30, the bowling and fielding being far too strong for them. Mr. Lefroy took several of the wickets with slows ana the other bowler was Jackeinarra The -New Norcians therefore won by 95.
DISOBEDIENCE OF SEAMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
DISOBEDIENCE OF SEAMEN. ' " The following case was specially heard at tho Fremantle police court on Monday afrer 4 p.m. Captain Foster of the Goat- / fell charged one of his seamen named, "~i ' Macnamara with disobedience of orders. &, .> It appears from the evidence of the Cap- tain that the man luid bad eyes, and the 4 , doctor had ordered bim to be kept in a dark room for several days, but the maa refused to accept the cabin offered him ' by the Captain and bfcruck him with his , fists and when the mate, who corroborated ".'-= the Captain's statemeut, came to his as- sistance he struck bim also. The Sub- inspector said when on board the Goat fell he saw tho cabin offered the accused , aud he considered it a very comfortable' one. Sentence four weeks. A second ' charge «as then heard against the pri- ~ soner for assaulting Captain Foster who5 C said when the mau retnsed to go into his room provided by order of the doctor he> *. told him to go to work in the hold, but...
Odds and Ends. Settling a Minister. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
em% ami BnsÄÄK ' : Settling a Minister. Charles H. was one of the most hardly treated exilos of all the princes that have striven for a crown. The Scotchman led him a sorry life of it when they were taking care of him awhile in 1G51. On one oecasion, when he waB canvassing the Scotch Presby- terians for their vote and interest, he called, among other places, at Rev. Mr. Guthrie's manse of Stirling. As be entered the room, the mistress rose to offer him a chair ; but her husband exclaimed : "Stop, my heart! The King is a young man ; he can get a chair for himself." Charles concealed his anger until he came into his inheritance, when he hanged the Bev. Mr. Guthrie.
Who are Your "Relations?" [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
Who are Yonr "Relations?" In the first generation a man reckons only two ancestors, his father and mother. In the second generation the two are changed into four, since he had two grandfathers and two grandmothers. Each of these four had two parents, and thus in the third generation there are found to be eight ancestors, that is, eight great-grandparents. In the fourth generation the number of ancestors is six- teen, in the fifth thirty-two, in the sixth sixty-four, in the seventh 128, in the tenth 1,024, in the twentieth 1,048.476, in tbe thir- tieth 1,073,741,S34. This may prove ail the world's akin.
Catching a Chicken. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
Catching a Chicken. You throw off your coat, and after a half hour's monouvering succeed in getting the chicken headed off into a corner, where he stands eyeing your approach with the most atoioal indifference. You advance cautiously with arms spread out on eitheir side of your body, until just as you are congratulating yourself on a speedy capture, and are begin- ning to pity his innocence, he gently slips over the paling and walks off quite uncon- cernedly. By this time you are strongly in- clined to lose your temper, but you remember that getting mad will not help the matter. So you resolve to try again, and start off, whistling cheerfully. In due time your game is " cornered." This time you determine to dispense with all caution, and, by une swift, bold dash, secure your prize. Accordingly;, ?you brace yourself in a confidential manner, «nd just as you imagine the fowl safely fallen off in a doze, make the descent. Alas, for the inconsistency of human hopes and human anticipatio...
Wear in the Horse. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
Wear in the Horse. ¡ The chief difference in the horses of these islands and those of foreign countries is their wear. Our horses cost more to begin with, but they wear on the double. Give a good price, and, getting the real thing, you get value for money. A part from inherent quality of make, correctness of position is a prime factor. You may meet with legs and feet the perfection of make, but the fact that they are not under the incident of weight renders tbem liable to undue or excessive concussion, bursal enlargements i.e., stifle joints, spavins, thoro' piup, &c. 1. The foot should be dark in colour if possible, 45' the angle with the ground, neither narrow, contracted, or flat, but a good open foot, having good depth and breadth of heel, sole somewhat concave, frogs of an average size for their natural accompaniments. Plenty of horn, plenty of foot, tor getting through dirt* thus you get the real pedestal of equine gtaudeur, a good foot, without which we have no hone. ...
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. ROADS BOARD ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE. ? ? ? I ROADS BOARD ELECTIONS. The following returns of persons elected to serve as members of the undermentioned Roads Boards during 1886 have been received : Swan Roads Boabd.-Chairman, Mr. C. C. Fauntleroy. Auditors, the Resident Magistrate, Swan; Mr. W. G. Johnson, Mr. b. Chester. Gascoyne Roads Boabd.-Chair- man, Mr. G. Bastón, íun. Members, Mr. T. Bird, Mr. R. Cleveland, Mr. G. Gooch, Mr. G. J. Brockman, Mr. R. Campbell, Mr. C. Crowther, jua. Audit- ors, The Resident Magtstrate, Mr. W. J. Butcher. NOBTHAMPTON ROADS BOABD. Member, Mr. li. J. Sims. Yobs: Roads Boabd.-Chairman, Mr. J. T. Monger. Members, Mr. R. G. Burges, Mr. W. Marwick, Mr. J. W. Parker, Mr. J. Fleay, sen. By command, M. S. SMITH, Acting Colonial Secretary.
THE NEW VICTORIAN MINISTEY. FROM THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
-M-----W--I----------?>---»^ THE NEW VICTORIAN MINISTEY. PBOM THE WEST AUBTBALIAN. The ltaderB of both political parties in Victoria still ionium loyal to the coalition. Its true parents, Mr. Seevice and air. Berry, arc exiling themselves for a while, but the accord which; has worked so beneficially durit.g the last three years is to be continued into the next Parliament. The iitíw chieib ou both sides are prepared to combine their forces and to endeavour to rei ew the lease of goodwill, useful work, and consequent prosperity for the colony which it has been the good fortune of the late coali- tion to have secured. The un- deniable advantages which the Seevice-cmj»-Beeby alliance was the mear.s of cootarring on the country is greatly in favour of the official durability of their successors. The/e latter may alt>o confidently de- pend on the peace loving instincts of a large proportion of a propertied and prospering community. These men, satisfied with the present, will hesitat...
REVIEW OF THE YEAR'S WOOL MARKETS. PRODUCE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
REVIEW OF THE YEAR'S WOOL MARKETS. BY THE N.Z. L. & M. COMPANY. Produce Marxets. Wool.-The year 1885 will long be re- membered in the annals of the wool trade. Prior to ita commencement wool hod been one of the few bright spots in the dull horizon of products dealt with in British markets. It was left for the year now about to close to reveal a marked change in the situation so far as this leading colonial / L\ >'£]&'.\: > : V P, I export is concerued. So marked has been j the decline during the past twelve months that, despite the slight favorable reaction o&lt; prices in the fifth series, the average value per bale in 1885 is 12£ per cent less than in 1884. In attempting to explain the reli- sons for this unsatisfactory position, regard must be paid to tbe following considera- tions; 1st-Colonial *ool being largely de- pendent on continental demand, any dimin- ution therein must necessarily . depress value«. 2nd-Any falling off in the con- sumption of...
RECEIPTS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
BECEIPTS. Savoby Jelly.-Take six hard boiled eggs, and, cutting them in half, remove the yolks into a basin without breaking the whites; mix pepper, a dessertspoon- ful of fine chopped parsley and a dea ""_ sertspoonf al of anchovy sauce with the fejAyolks, and refill the whites. Bone one Hpäozen anchovies after washing them thoroughly, and set the eggs and ancho- vies in one and a half pint, of aspic jelly. Aspic is a mobt economical jelly, its only drawback being the time and attention it demands in making, A packet ot gelatine, boiled, will do as aspic for eowbeel. Swedish anchovies are put up already boned, do not require washing and are deliciously delicate in flavour. The sauce they are put in can be used, as it is not salt. Fish Jelly.-Take a pound haddock, one onion and half rind lemon, just cov- er with water aud boil ; remove all the bones and skin, pound the flesh in a mortar with a taulespoonfnl of butter; pepper and salt to taste. Put back the bones, reduce the liquor t...
THE WORK TABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
THE WORK TABLE. .Raised Beelin Work.-This work is suited to rugs or mats. Made with six or eight thread fleecy wool. A great many squares of canvas are passed over perpendicularly. The wool between these squares is afterwards cut by taking a mesh or strip of card laid in a straight line on your work. Draw the wool through above the mesh, put it round the mesh, and work a cross stitch to the right. If more than one shade or colour has to be used in a row, do not cutoff the last, but pass it to the back of the work to be used again when required. Star Pattehn, Raised Berlin Work or Plush Stitch.-Before beginning a pattern, the worker must practico the stitch, which is suitable for footstools, cushions, &c, It is worked with Berlin wool over strips of cardboard. Stara are worked ia one colour only. The easiest plan is to mark them out on the canvas either with needle and wool or with pen and ink, commencing at the narrowest part. Work three cross stitches each over two ordinary...
CAMDEN HARBOUR [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 February 1886
CAMDEN HARBOUR o' (By. Bucolic.) Following close upon the settlement of Roebuck Bay carne that of Camden Harbour, which had bceu explored many years before by Sir George Grey, «ho wrote in raptures of its capabilities as a pastoral couutry; while Dr. Marlin, who visited the district in 1862, also described it as the finest country in Australia. Acting upon those répons, a Mr. William Harvey of Melbourne, who possessed au imaginative brain, conceived the idea vi floating a company to colonise the dittant land. Accordingly, pamphlets were is- sued in the most tempting form showing the advantages to be gamed on joiniug the Camden Harbour Pastoral Associa- tion-capital £20,000, in two hundred shares ot £100; and showing how each holder of five snares should be entitled to a run of 100,000 acres, 200 sheep, and twelve months provisions. The bait was too tempting to be. resisted, and in a short time the shares were taken up and a biard of directors appointed ; three vessels were chartered...