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Miscellaneous. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 16 March 1867
gi~ct~aneouS, THE TALE OF A DOG.-Le Petit Journal of Paris, which contains from time to time some very strange stories indeed, has the following anecdote of a dog, which 'may be pronounced interesting :-Lately a traveller passed in a carriage along the Avenue de Neuilly; the night was dark ; all at once the animal stopped, and the traveller saw that the animal had met an obstacle. At the same moment a man raised himself from before the horse, uttering a cry. Why don't you take care ?" said the traveller. " Ah," cried the man. " you would do better, instead of hallooing, to lend me your lantern." " What for ?" "I had three hundred. fratcs in gold on my person ;my pocket has broken, and all is fallen on the street. It is a commission with which my master has entrusted me. If I. do not find the money I am a ruined man."'' "It is not easy to find the pieces on such a night; have you none left ?" "Yes, I have one." "Give it to me, it is as a means of reco vering the others." The poor man...
LONDON WOOL REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 16 March 1867
LONDON WOOL REPORT. London advices up to the 26 Janust'y state that the arrivals of wool for the first series of sales consist of 5108 bales from New South Wales; 3770 from Victoria; 639 Tasmania; 21848 from t!he Cape; and 607 from New Zealand; total 34472 bales. Advices had also been received of vessels having sailed with a total of 80,000 bales from the colonies and. 12,000 do., from the Cape, the greater part of which might be expected to arrive in time for the sales. Trade in the woollen districts was dull, A fortnights severe frost having retarded busi ness ; but with a fine spring, a general reviVal was anticipated in trade. Money ivas plentiful at 3j per cent.. A Contemporary says that Brisbane.was lately visited by one of the most severe hail storms which has been felt for some years. Many older residents in the colony talk of a severe storm which happened four years ago, but that of Tuesday was about as heavy as any we have seen in Australia. About four o'clock; in. the aft...
JOTTINGS BY AN OLD UMBRELLA. JOT 2. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 16 March 1867
.. .? z__ I _ m ir ?m JOTTINGS BY IAN OLD UMBRELLA. JOT 2. t -Wi just about to tell you, last week, Sow poor Tomnlins got on after he had dragged the enormous chandelier from t s ocket, when one of the printer's devils ~om Pearce & Beresford's came with an imperative demand for "copy,' Well; what was to be done? the young imp told me, with an impudent leer - or rather, he told Quill, my Scribe, that there was only space enough left for three columns, and that my M]S. must be sent 'at once, or it "would be left out altogether. "What!" exclaimed Quill. " What is that you say, you inky young monkey ? Leave out the Umbrella !" "Yes," said the unwashed little jacka napes, "'cause why; we've got plenty better." "VWhy, what in the name of printer's ink, with which your ugly face is besmeared, have you got ?" cried Quill. " Whathave we got !" exclaimed the youthful Franklin, "Why, we've got the 'Costermonger,' and 'Chips,' and 'II. S.- R.,' and ever so much besides." "Well," roared ...
THE BROWN PAPERS. No. 4. MRS. BROWN AT THE OPERA. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
TEE BRLOWN PAPES . MRS. lBROWN A~T O PTHE R . Was ever you at 'the Italian Opera, Mrs. Browii ?.says..Mrs. Walters to. me last week, as I;'as a-drinking tea along with hler, as las aj genteel. apartment, just close by the Middlesex Ospital, tho being in .the straw-bonnet line .as, isnt what it-were, when Iye give a guinea for a Dunstable, as was all the fashion, out of my own pocket, as would turn to the, last, and then dye equal to.new. -, So I says, No.mum, I- says,, I, neyer were,: tho Ive heerd tell on,it often and often, thro my der mothers own sister, as had a husland a fireman .there night and day, and I know well. as shes .often heerd them Italians a-doing.their muisic beautiful thro him. Not as all Italians means music, for Im sure theres Mr. 5ennings, askeeps the Italian warehouse next door but one to where we .used,, tQ' lodge,, there wasnt muich ,music in his hollaring at, his prentice in langwidge as was. downright low-lived, that it was; and as to , Italians, I .dont h...
JOTTINGS BY AN OLD UMBRELLA JOT 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
JOTTINGrS BY ,AiN OLD UMBRELLA,. f' (:'0T 3~;.1 . .?e.last week left Mr.: Tomkin's just tentring a fool's Paradise, fancying him7 a.eIiin. object of preference to Mrs.: -Del :imere; :.whereas he was about to' be-sub .4ected~itdo a spcies of outrage and insult; :vhic- if it answerecl :no other purpose, h eh'd him, that he was only the subject ':f:heratifice, ridlicule, andicontem.pt. :,When :she entered. Baiidoline's shoP, ~t~fat :gntleman was waiting to receive her; ·bowing, with. one of his professional smiles, .he led :the way to a room adljoining his laborotory, situated far away in a re mote part of the building. M]rs. Del ~mere, took Tomkins's arm, leaning' up.on i`t with a half familiar pressure, at the same time casting upon him a glance that sent the blood bounding from his heart to his brains, driving out of his head at one and the same time, his small stock of wit, and all remembrance of the value able property committed toq his' charge. HFi only knew that there. was leani...
TRADE AND COMMERCE. WHEAT AND FLOUR EXPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
TRADE AND COMMERCE. WHEAT AND FLOUR EXPORTS.' (From the S. A. Register.) ' People are now very generally interestedin the exportation of our cereal produce, and so they well may be, To the farmer, it. is all importaint to get rid of a portion of this"crop whilst the English market is open;and to the general community it is equally important to obtain a little ready money to put into circulation. It is true, prices are low, and compared with the rates rulinig in January and February 1866-say fiom 7s. 6d. to 8s. 3d., our present quotations are discouraging. But bad as 4s. at the Port may sound,--tiis deci dedly better than 2s. 6d. or' s.; and ik'?as the firm belief. that thee .-}war:-"rates '-wuld prevaillunless'we cbild reduii..o rT..enbrmooly heavy stockl,'which indede.us to urge the fanrmlers to send sonie of .theirg rami toi~arket. They have taikehi dthidvide givii; lih e"sold very fre6ly ; and tiie will shoif that th advice ,was sound, and tht:·tie farmers'i did well to obt upon ...
Mining Reports. Fortune Copper Mining Company, Limited, Champion Bay, 28th February, 1867. REPORT No. 46. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
*· 4*laltirtg ~.Q~~ort~+ Fortune Copper Mining Company, Limited, C: ..Champion Bay, 28th February, 1867. REP?RT NO. 46. ."SIR*,- .. SI begto f6rward my Mlonthly Report of the Mine, calling your attention to the different points of operation throughout the same. 40 N.E. End.-Driving by 2 men, lode at this point not taken down sufficient to state its value-for the past month, being large so far as seen. It is producing good stones of lead ore. iNo. 1 Stopes back, 40 S.W.-Working by 2 nMen; lode 5 feet wide, producing lead for this width; and yielding 3½ tons Lead Ore per fathom~ No. 2 Stopes. back, 40 S. W.-Working by 2 men, lode 5.feet wide, producing 3½ tons Lead Ore per fathom, of good quality. "No. 2, Winze bottom, 30 S. W.-Sinking by 2 men, at £7 per fathom. At this point I have not cut into the foot-wall, consequently cannot state the size and value of the same; the portion of the last, carried down with the Winze being 18 feet wide, and will produce 1l tons Lead Ore per fathom....
STRAY PIGEONS IN LONDON. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
SSTRAY PIGEONS IN LONDO'N.- igeos es caped from the-gun inhabit all the steeples and lofty public buildiii~s in London. They are all of.:the rock variety; and if a stray tumbler, beard, bald-head,.or d.ther 'pigeon, temporarily join them, they ar~z b~eten bff by the rib'klis. It is estimnated thait- there are pp- . wards of seven hundreyliirs-F~sfttayr pigetna domiciled in London, .- '
CALAMITOUS EFFECTS OF THE DROUGHT ON THE NORTHERN RUNS. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
CALAMITOUs EFFECTS OF THE DROUGHT O0 THE NORTHERN RuNs.-The S. A. Register of 5th instant, says :--The accumulating:marss of evidence as to the state of the runs in the Far North must convince all persons that the Government will have to forego some. of the rent which is now due. "There is no getting blood out of a stone." The lessees in nume rous cases ara called upon to pay for grass which has never grpwn; and in some instances they are utterly unable to pay for it. What then should the Government do? Should they. endeavour to exact this. rent and thus cause the dried-up runs to be abandoned, or should they cease to demand payment for pasturage which they have been unable to give, and so induce the holders to persevere tn their occupation of the country? The country now so severely visited is described as being about 170 miles long by 100 miles wide-the country between Port Agusta and M?fount Deception. Here it appears there has been scarcely any rain since January 1864, at which ...
SISTERHOODS. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
SIranRHoons.-In our columns of this issie we are favoured with a commli-i cation from Canon Martelli, a Reverend getleman wll known to, and much beloved by every member of our limited community, giving in very modest terms the description of a ceremony, by which a young and interesting lady, the daughter of a family resident in the colony, has solemnly devoted herself by the most sacred vows to deeds of Chris tian Charity without distinction of class or creed. We are pleased to know that such abnegation of self, such sacrifice of allthat is natural and even becoming to the youthful and educated female has Jbeen sanctioned by very high authority, by many who are far from friendly to the more rigid forms of conventual seclu sion, the arguments for and against such sanction being given, are so fully and so ably set forth by a London Journal of great circulation that we place them un reservedly before our readers, that hoping amongst the "unsettlements" of old Sopinions they will be acc...
INVOICE OF TIMBER SHIPPED TO LONDON IN 1865. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
Px~idiO. O - TME SHiP.E O LONDoN IN . 1865. £ -s.d. Cost ~pricepaid in the Colony fir 5 pieces mahogany, say ....oads, at£1 . .. 0i::: 0. .0 - A. SALES or THE ABoVEc. 5 Logs ~Mhny. £12 2s. lid.,. lessi. .2 p. cent., 6s. Id...£11 16 10, CHARGES.'. . Freight on 155* cubic load, at £2 per load,.. £6 5 0 " : Frimage, 5 p. c. £0 6 3 S - . ., - £6 11 3':: Sale expenses £0 2 6. - Lighterage 0 7 6 Measurig 0 o6 6 Brokerage -0 2 6 £11 9 6 .-? ... - ,· -,.~' Net proceeds £o 7 4 Amopunt to loss £29 12 8 .:.:,. .? . ;,? ... .. ; .• .
Local Intelligence. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
FLoraI fInteifgoenr . RECEPTION at the Convent of St. Joseph Fre mantle, on the 19 inst., Miss Mary Butler niece to Mr Butler of Victoria Plains, was received into the above Order by the very Revd. M. Griver. The chief object of the Institution is to instruct the children of the poor without dis tinction of creed. A HoAx was attempted to be played on a servant girl in the service of W. P. Clifton Esq. Bunbury. The fellow dressed up as a settler persuaded the girl at first that he was in search of a wife, her instincts however were too keen and she detected the deception, the scamp then assulted her, but a strong will, and still stronger arms defeated his nefarious attempt. The Police soon tracked him up, and he was iden tified by the girl, his name was Delaney. MOONDYNE JOE, as yet there is no clue to his whereabouts, he is here, he is there,, every where and yet no where. SEVERAL prisoners have recently escaped, and are not yet captured-followed by the police at no small cost upon ...
(To the Editor of the Herald.) [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
(To the Edtior of the Herald.) SIn, lucEi hias been said, and a great deal has been written referring to the timber trade of this colony. It cannot be denied that we possess as fine forests, as any in the world. Itis ·all .very well for a man possessed of a certain amount of theory to take up his pen, and commit his ideas to paper; and how is it, I would. ask, that so many failures have occurred amongst men, who have embarked in this trade, while others, who have commenced, and seen- the. Drobable termination of their labors, have prudently made a safe retreat ? The following statements, (which are cor rect) of-the cost price in this colony of timber, and the.accounts received of the nett proceeds, will serve to shew that, the timber trade is a paying speculation on the wrong side. I should advise those who wish to do so, to begin,.andC I have not the least doubt, that: they will be, ere long, very glad to.retire 'froui it . ; " OBSERVER.
Public Opinion. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
(ublir @pinion. For the statements and opinions of our Corres pondents, woe do not hold ourselves responsible. (To the Editor of" The Herald.") M1. EDITOR, I am but.a " Plain Man,".I wais that I could add that I had been .am .auceesaful so the late Lord Chancellor Campbell, who, with that self-styledepithet, attached to his name, achieved a greatness which falls but to the lot of few. As a Plain Man I propose placing before you a few plain facts in a few plain words, a common sense view or rather review of matters which concern not only public but private welfare. I have carefully read over the articles which have recently appeared in the columns of the Inquirer, and Herald, and I note that the appearance of the new Journal, if it has done nothing else, has roused the proprietors of the former from a state of chronic apathy, and forced them to seek assistance amongst their old contributors. They have responded to the call, and the public are much benefited by it. I am a little of a ...
INVOICE OF TIMBER SHIPPED TO ADELAIDE. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
INVOICE or TIMBER SHIPPED TO ADELAIDE. Cdst price paid in the colony Sfor.about.38 loads of .Maho gany (freight ijiclusive) ' £228 0 0o Ac. SALES OF THE ABOVE. 256 pieces of Mahogany £134 . o: CHARGES. IDuty on 38 Ids.at2s:6d. £4 15 0" Int. on charges,: £5 &c., 37 days, at 10 p. c.p.a. £0 1 o-0 Extra labor, 7s.; Stacking, rent,anddelivering,at is. 3d. per ton; 44s. 6& :£2 11- 4 Cartage .£0 2 0 Postages &. £0 1 0 C`om.:on-£142 11s. at2 p. c. £3 11 " 3 -' " ~' : "£11 111 " Nettproceeds" - £1i22 8 11 Int. o?:li127 :32, days? at 0 lOper cent .. - £ 1 2 3 -'...£ : . 123 11 2, 'Amount to loss £140 8 10 The abolve was kiiinly forwarded for' inser tion after our leading article had been written. The results of the several ventures are cer tainiy discouraging, but we are still of opi nion. that, with proper management, our immense forests might be turned to account; and we shall be glad to receive the opinions of our friends upon the subject.-ED.
Miscellaneous. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
4Thiseratd~ut us;+ Some American genius has invented, a new pastime. It is a sort of parlour skittles, played billiard fashion, the chief instrument of the game being called a " cue alley." The Spoing field Republican declares that it is " just the jolliest, prettiest, uniquest game out;" and strongly recommends it as "combining amuse ment, exercise, good-humour, and social affec tions, all in a compact form INDESTRUCTIBILITY OF THE BOOK OF BOOKn. --Four thousand years this volume has with stood not only the iron tooth of time, buit all the physical and intellectual strength of man. Pretended friends have endeavoured to corrupt and betray it; kings and princes have perse veringly sought to banish it from the world the civil. and military powers of the greatest empires of the world have been leagued for its destruction ; the fires of persecution have been lighted to consume it and its friends together; and at many seasons death, in its most horrid forms, has been the almost certain c...
To the Editor of "The Herald. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
To the Editor of " The Herald. SIR, In the Inquirer ofto-day, under the head;of " 1'arhet Reports by the Mail," I find Singa "pore-Sandal Wood, 2½ dolls. cash per "picul, dollar @ 4s. 4d. ,, representing " about £7 5s. per ton f. o. b. at "Fremantle." I therefore at foot send you account of a real transaction from which you will see that sales at 2. dolls. in fact only represent about £6 5s.,instead of£7. 5s. per ton. Yours obediently, TRADER. Fremantle, 20th March,; 1867. -
INVOICE OF TIMBER SENT TO MELBOURNE IN 1866. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
INVOICE OF 'TIMBER SENT To MELBOURNE IN .1866. Cost price .paid in the. Colony Sfor"9bout 18q loads Mahio gany, at...4 per load. . ,- 74 0 0 Ac. SALES OF THE ABOVE. 188 pieces fahogany . £67 4 0 2. per-cent., discount . 1 13 6 £65 10 6 CHARGES. Cts. en. 3s" ; F. £37. 37 3 0 Whge.ds. £2 14s. Ad. 27s. 4 1 0 Ctge, £2 S6s.; Stge. £1 3s. 3 9 0 Lor,required,23s,; Ps. 2s. 1 5 0 ·In. on outlays till in funds 0 8 1 , Czmnn&delcredere at 7p.c. 4 18 3 ..£51 4 4 Nett proceeds £14 6 2 Amount to loss £59 13 10
THE REFORM DEBATE. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
~THE REFORM DFBATE. BEFORE HE , C:ik-E. ! TO'. HIS 'F.ORTIN. K-1'vas'takin a. erly meal last?- Thursday, prevus-.. to settin ciff for, my Parliamentary duties 'when I see by the vilent way in Awhich Betsy banged the dishes on .the table that some thing was in the wind. Wot ails you, you old stoopid ? I sez, mildly, and why do you try to decompose my soul by playin tlhem larks with the drippin ? Nothin ails me, Josef Sprouts, sez she-(its allus Josef when theres a row comin on) Nothin ails me. Why should it ? Im jest a. meer syphon in the famerly, thats all. I het a few ounces of stake in silens. It was plane somethin was the matter ; but what was it ? Wed got over our bit of troublelast week,. and had three and sevenpence in the bank ; if the public was gettin tired of cabbij, they was beginnin to hanker after sparrergrass. Wed had our usual sixpennurth of a five-act tragedy on the Monday night; and our places for the Derby was booked in. a yaller wan that started from the rag shop ...
EX DOUGLAS. [Newspaper Article] — The Herald — 23 March 1867
EX DOUGLAS. dols. 284 piculs Sandal W., @ dols. 8.50 710. 0 CHARGES :? Boat and Coolie hire, ) . ... landing, storing, & dols.21.46 weighing ............ Store rent ............... ,, 11.39 . Freight on 17tons..... ,, 153.:: 0 Postages .......... . ,; ." .0:: .. Commission 5 p. t.... ,, 3 5.50 .222.35 1-.. dols.:487:65.