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The New Tea Season. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
The New Tea Season. It is just as well that the corni try storekeepers of N.S.W. and Queensland shonld note that the New Tea Season, as regards the Australian market will open a few days at the outside. The cable intelligence received by Messrs. Barker k James, the well-kuown tea importers, Market street, Sydney, indicate that the first tea steamer from the China ports may bo expected to arrive in Sydney about the second or third week in July. It is but a short time back that no regular time could bc fixed for such an event ; in fact, we may go so far ns to say, that to all intents and purposes thc Australian market did not count for much in thc arrangements for thc opening of the China tea season. But thanks to colonial enterprise, thc Austra- lian market now compatcs with England, France, and Kew York, and both thc Indian and Chinese planters and exporters regard thc serving of the Australian market as of equal importance to the European or American. And there is this most essenti...
POSTAL CHARGES. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
POSTAL CHARGES. UTTEIM. PARCE LS. MKM England and Europe 6dioz4oz.,4d. i China . 6 i 4 4 i Singapore direct... 6 -3- 4 4 i " viaHongkongls., i 4 4 ' \ java direct 6 i 4 4 i " via Hongkong ls. i 4 4 i Victoria. 2 £ 1 4 i ~'\ New South Wales 2 -J 1 4 i i Queensland ... 2 -3- 1 4 i Tasmania ... 2 \ 14 li South Australia- 21 | ii West Australia... 2 i 1 4 i New Zealand ... 2 i 4 l l
Standard Paint Works. NRLUX OF NEW CAPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
Standard Paint Works. KÏT.TJX OP NEW CAPITAL. There is no doubt that the tricks of trade bring* thci" ' own correction. And this is certainly to bc noticed in thc t circumstances which have led to the establishment at Sydney of the Standard Faint "Works. For a considerable period of time, thc English and American manufacturers have had a splendid market in Australia for their produc- tions, and being, virtually unopposed by local mannfnc tarers, they have been accustomed to moke thc colonies the receptacle for their more inferior goods. This has been notably the case with one of the principal paint manufacturing companies of thc States, whose shipments when they were good, held undisputed hold on thc colonial trade. By degrees however, the quality became lowered, and it was clear that the paints we were re I ceivingin the colonies were nothing more nor less than I refuse remixed and passed off as thc best compositions This fact became patent to some capitalists, both in tho colonies...
A RELIGIOUS WILLIAM GOAT. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
A RELIGIOUS WILLIAM GOAT. Wm. M'Gilvern is the sexton of the Sacred Heart Church in a part of London. On Sunday, April 27, he opened the church as usual, and was surprised to see that the Bible in use in the vestry had j almost all the leaves torn ont of the middle of the book, while the prayer-books in the different pews -were similarly treated. He was at a loss to under- stand it, but went about his duties as usual. The congregation filled the church for thc 7 o'clock mass, and during thc most impressive portion cf the ceremony an old lady in the middle aisle of the church suddenly sprang up with an affrighted yell, throwing the congregation into consternation and exclaimed " May everything that's good betune us and heaven." At the same time a large William goat sprang out from under the pew and ran up thc middle aisle towards the alter. Sexton M'Gilvern immediately gave chase, but was unable to capture the goat, who dodged in and out among the pews, and it took thc united efforts...
Yam Creek and Katherine, [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
Tam Greek and Katherine, (by packhorse).' UP MAIL.-Leaves Yam Creek on Tues- day at 5a.m.; Port Darwin Camp, same day, 6 a.m.; Twelve Mile, same day, ll «.m.; arriving at Pine Creek, at 6 p.m., and Katherine on Thursday, at 5 p.m. Down MAIL.-Leaves Katherine on Saturday, 6 a.m.; Pine Creek, Monday, 5 a.m.; Twelve-Mile, same day, 12.10 p.m.; Port Darwin Camp, same day, 5.10 p.m.; arriving at Yam Creek at 6 p.m.
Southport and Twelve-Mile. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
Southport and Twelve-Mile. (by conch.) UP MAIL.-Leaves Southport on Sun. day, at 5 a.m.; Bridge Creek, Monday noon ; Port Darwin Camp, Monday, 6 p.m.; Yam Creek, 6 p.m.; arrives at Twelve Mile at 8 p.m. Dow» MAH,.-Leaves the Twelve-Mile at 4 a.m., on Tuesday ; Yam Creek, same day,- 5 a.m., Port Darwin Camp, same day, 6 a.m.; Bridge Creek, same day, ll a.m., arriving at Southport on Wednesday, at 6 p.m.
GENERAL MISCELLANY. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
GENERAL. MISCELLANY. Afc Townsville recently 600 cigars aii(f. . i ifibs of tobacco were seized by Customs. 'Officers on board the China Navigation: Company's Woosang. ¡ An old vagrant named Mary Johnson«. . against whom there have been 286: con-- » victions recorded since 1852: died in. Darlinghurst Gaol recently. , 100 stoats and weasels: hare' been imported into New Zealand! for the destruction cf rabbits. A boy named Frank: Connelly broke his neck recently at N'arribri N.S.W. He fell against a so£a>, and another boy fell on him. Mr. Gladstone states that the Govern- ment will resign if the House of Commons disapproves of the decision of the Egyptain Conference. The expenses of the " greatest show ¡on earth"-Mr. Barnum's of course during the last season reached the large sum of £250,000 for 176 exhibition day's. On the other hand, the receipts for six days at Philadelphia were £20,000 for ten days in Chicago over £30,000 was taken, and for-a. sitigle day performance the averag...
Another Chance for Country Investors. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
Another Chance for Country Investors. - If there is one firm in Sydney more than another which seems to grasp the requirements of the time and reso- lutely sets to work to supply these requirements, it is the firm of Messrs. Boyd & King, the rising firm of lon auctioneers, whose offices are now at Pitt-street, a few doors from the City Bank. Messrs. Boyd and King arc distinctly to be credited with the new plan of subdividing estates in and about Sydney, and offering them for sale not on the costly auction system, but on a system of very small cash deposits and easy payments at certain periods. This is really thc more true system of mercantile busi- ness. The owners of an estate can easily fix a figure which will pay them, and there being no heavy risky outlay announcing sales by auction, a much lower figure can be accepted; Then thc purchasing figure for the various lots is fixed, and no competition, however keen, can run them np. In thc space of a few weeks Messrs. Boyd &am...
A HOAX—A BOY AS A BRIDE. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
A HOAX-A BOY AS A BRIDE. A rather rich practical joke was played on a yonng man named Louis Spiegelstein, at Denver, Gol., recently, by a number of his acquaintances. He has lately been talking j very seriously of entering a new state, that of matrimony. He was introduced to a young lady named Sarah Schlurmiel, who was said to be an orphan from Lead- ville, and having learned that she had a bank account of about 600 dois, he promised to marry' her. The ceremony took place May ll, at 478 Larimer-street, and was quite a grand affair. Over eighty couples were present, and the ceremony was suitably performed by a boy selected for the occasion. Numerous presents were promised the bride and bridegroom. Spiegelsteiu furnished the conventional weddiug-ring for his bride. Cake, wine and refreshments of various kinds were served. by him. After the wedding the ladies told the young man that the bride might feel embarrassed at disrobing before him, and took her out of thc room. They also sugges...
BANK ROBBERS LYNCHED [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
BANK BÖBBERS LYNCHED Some marauders who committed a milder in the Medicine Lodge (Kansas) Bank on May 7th were pursued by a number of excited and determined citizens. À running fight continued for some hours, when, their ammunition being exhausted, the robbers surrended. They were brought back to the town and confined in tho goal, one of them being shot. The other three were hanged.
BRUTAL MURDER OF A WIFE. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
BRUTAL MURDER OF A WIFE. A shocking murder was committed at Castleford, near Pontefract on May 9. Edward Pummel, a glass-founder residing at Nicholson-street, Castleford, on the night of the 8th returned home in liquor, and in his drunken condition he kicked and ill used his wife, who was found dead on the bed on Sunday morning by a neighbour about nine o'clock, and a newly-born child crying by her side- The police arrested Pummel, On Tuesday an inquest was held on the woman, when a verdict of " Wilful .murder " was returned against Pummel.
DEATH OF LUNATIC TWINS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
DEATH OF LUNATIC TWINS. An inquest was recently held at Padding- ton, England, respecting the death of Louisa Thornton, aged 15 years, of IA, Hinde street, Manchester-street, Marylebone, who was found drowned in the Grand Junction canal on the Sunday she having been missed since the 2nd May. The case seemed to excite some interest owing to the fears of the relatives tbat the girl had been decoyed away from her home, and from the fact that about a year ago a twin sister disappeared in an equally mysterious manner, and was afterwards found dead in the Grand Junction canal. No evidence was given, however, at the inquest to bear out the supposition that there had been foul play, and the only explanation suggested of the cause of death was that the girl had brooded over her twin sister's death, and had under a sudden impulse committed suicide. The jury, after some deliberation, adopted this view, and returned a verdict of " Suicide while in a state of unsound mind."
LATEST NEWS BY THE MAIL. A CUTE FEMALE KIDNAPPER. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
LATEST NEWS BY THE MAIL. A CUTE FEMALE KIDNAPPER. At one of the London Courts, May 10, a woman named Kate Aitkins was charged with kidnapping a child of 8 years named Frederick George Earnshaw, and also with stealing several sums of money. The youngster, who appeared to have been quietly-" taking stock "wbile in the cus- tody of the kidnapper, gave the following evidence. He said that on the night of the 2nd May he was left in the house with the prisoner while his parents went out. He was reading a book in the library when the prisoner came in and said, "I've a key that will open the cupboard in the nursery." She opened the door, and took some currants and raisins out. He said, " I shall tell Mr. Hooper " (who lives nest door). She then fastened him in the library, and afterwards came in and said, " Would you like to go to London?" He said, "No." Prisoner then said, " You'll have to go." She then put on his hat and other things, put him in a cab, and they were driven to Woodford Rai...
LYNCHED—FEARFUL VENGEANCE. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
LYNCHED-FEARFUL VENGEANCE. In Bolivar county, Miss., April 24, Miss Ida Davis, daughter of a wealthy planter, was riding home from a neighboring plantation when John Henderson, colored, seized the bridle and dragged the young lady from tho saddle, bound and gagged her, and then took her to a swamp, where be repeatedly assaulted her. Miss Davis' father, uneasy atherabsence, searched and found her horse. Getting assistance and a pack of hounds, he bagan a search. The dogs very soon struck the trail, and tracked the scoundrel to the place where he had carried the young lady. The dogs were called off to protect the girl whereupon the negro made a bolt for liberty and the dogs were again turned loose and drove the negro to a tree, from which he was made to descend at the point of a shotgun. He was then securely bound, and, rope being placed around bis neck, was slowly strangled to death. Drawing him up and allowing him to hang until Ufe was half extinct, they would then lower him and dra...
TRIAL FOR HIGH TREASON. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
TRIAL FOR HIGH TREASON. At Leipsîc, on May 12, was commenced the trial of the Polish poet and novelist, Kraszewski, and of a Prussian ex-officer called Hentsch, charged with high treason, in that, to the damage and detriment of the German Empire, they furnished and offered to furnish, secret military information of various kinds to the Governments of France, Austria, and Eussia. Captain Hentch was the son of a clergyman near Colberg ; he had been a Possian officer, and had afterwards held a responsible position in the chief telegraph office, but, at the time he became acquainted with Adler, was supporting him- self and his family by military journalism. From sources accessible only to himself, Cap- tain Hentsch compiled papers on various military subjects and sold them, for a hand- some consideration, to Adler, who gave out that he was acting for a rich old gentleman at Dresden, and transmitted the paper in question to Kraszewski, the polish poet, who in turn conveyed them to Paris,...
LOSS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 8 August 1884
LOSS OP THE STATE OF FLORIDA. Dr. Andrew Steele, tbe surgeon of the State of Florida, has given the following account of this terrible disaster :-"About 10 o'clock in thc evening on April 18 I was reading in my cabin. I had been on deck, and noticed that it was a clear, starlight night. Suddenly I heard a clang going in the engine-room, signalling the engineer to back the engines at full speed. At the same time there was confused tramping on deck. I hastened on deck, when I saw plainly the spars and canvas of a big sailing ship heading directly for us. Her port light was dis- tinctly visible. The men about thc deck shouted. The collision took place the next moment. Our ship rolled to starboard on a big wave, and the other vessel crashed into us, striking nearly amidship on the starboard side. The shock completely demoralised everyone. The men cried, ' Take to the boats !' but many were too much frightened lo help themselves, even after the boats were in the water. The ship was sinki...