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Gold for Gold. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
Gold for Poid._ Here is an exquisite Btory that Menard Grant White used to tell to illustrate the native courtesy of well-bred Americana : " When Gen. Washington wag in New Eng- land he was entertained at dinner by a coun- try gentleman, who lived comfortably but quietly in his old-fashioned home far from town, Whbn the general rose to go the little daughter of the host, not yet in her teens, opened the door for him. As he passed out in his stately way he bowed and said to the little maid : . I wish you a better office my dear.' ' Yes, sir,' she quickly re- plied, with a bow ; ' to let you in, sir.' "
What He Gave Him. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
What He Gave Him. Jamie Gibb, a country postman, was in the habit of getting a ride now and again from a hawker who went his way. One morning as Jamie was perched on the top of the hawker's cart, the smith, who had just been handed a letter, remarked to the hawker-" And noo, j Bobin, boo much does Jamie gie ye in the year for the ride doon sae often?" "Oh," interposed Jamie, before the hawker could reply, " I gie him what I got frae you last j Christmas, sae ye ken boo muckle that is." j
Why a Drunken Man Escapes. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
Why a Drunken Man Escapes. One sometimes sees a drunken man pitched violently from a horse, and whon the by- standers rush to the spot expecting to find him dead, they are astonished to discover that he has been little injured. In his " Scrambles Among the High Alps," Leslie Stephen tells the story of a guide who, while drunk, fell over a precipice so deep that a fall over it seemed almost certain death, and who yet sustained little injury. Stephen accordingly gives his readers the advice either not to fall ever a precipice, or to get thoroughly drunk before doing so. The reason of this immunity is that the nerve centres are so much para- lyzed in the drunken man as not to be affect- ed by the shock of the fall, which, in a sober man, would have acted upon them so violent- ly as to stop the heart, arrest the circulation, and cause instant death.
A Seasonable Advice. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
Â Seasonable Adrice. The Christmas and New Year season is a popular " marrying " time, so we make no apology for quoting the following from the New York Sun : " Marrying mon to reform them has never been a successful enterprise on the part of woman. Girls are worth too much unmarried to sacrifice their lives to beat sense into the head of any man on God's footstool. Such a man does not wean as easily as a calf. He will go home only to sober up, and then not till the other places are closed. A. girl will marry such a man, hoping that on next year he will be better : but the next year he will be worse. There"are sober boys enough for all the girls ; and there is no need for marrying a drunkard, and the girl who does so will deserve all the unhappiness 'she " marries."
"Truthful Tommy" on Teetotalism. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
"Truthful Tommy" on Teetotalism. It may not be generally known-says the London correspondent of the Western Mercury -that Mr. H. Labouchere, M.P., tho Editor of Truth, is a Teetotaler. He presided at a bouse dinner of a Teetotal club the other evening, and said that he had not tasted intoxicating liquors for fifteen years. He did not attribute this Abstinence to moral influence, but remarked characteristic- ally enough, that, having tried the alcoho- lic beverages of all countries, and found none to his taste, he became convinced that for his personal health stimulants were unnecessary. So he is now a living confutation of the theory that a man who smokes much must drink strong drink, for he is one of the most determined devotees of tobacco in Eng- land.
A Seer Sent to Prison. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
A Seer Sent to Prison. It does not pay to be too wise in these days. John Mager, otherwise " Methratton,' of DacrJ¿/, has found this to his cost. He was charged at Northampton, with obtaining money by false pretences from Detective Swain. Replying to an advertisement, Swain obtained, on the payment of 4s. his " future " and " a talisman on virgin parchment " assur- ing him of a lord or lady. These were writ- ten for the prisoner at the rate of 6d. a hun- dred. The prisoner based his defence on Scriptural quotations, and asserted that he possessed heaven-given power and super- natural guidance. He was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22. COLLINS V. ROSE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
TUESDAT, DECEMBER 22. COLLINS V. Boss. An appeal against the decision of a Judge in chambers, ordering a substituted service of a writ upon the defendant, the principal debtor, in London. Both the parties were formerly connected with the Bon Marchó establishment in Perth. The question at issue was purely a technical one as to a point of procedure. The defendant owed the plaintiff a sum of money (£4,20), for acting as his manager. Mr. Burt, instructed by Mr. George Parker, appeared in support of the appeal, and the Attorney-General, instructed by Mr. Horgan, appeared on the other side. The Attorney-General said he had a pre- liminary objection, that the appeal was out of time. The order was made in chambers on the 30th November, and, according to the rules, the appeal should have been made within four days, or¡ if the Court was not then sitting, at the next sitting. The Court had sat subsequently to the order having been made,, and he submitted that the motion now made was out of tim...
MR. GLADSTONE'S NEW POLICY. FROM THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
ME. GLADSTONE'S NEW ! POLICY. I FROS! THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. MB. GLADSTONE, aa all the world knows by this time, has declared in favour of Home Bule for Ireland in its entirety. After years of insistence that its advocates were labouring for the disruption of the Empire, and of taunts that until the Homo Kule party put forward a practical and practicable scheme no Englishman could reasonably debate the question, after maintaining to the last that «pite of county household suffrage, nearly six hundred Scotch and English rotes would easily secure the House of Commons against the threatened -war of eighty PABNELLITBS, the great statesman has once more repeated the feat he accomplished over the Corn Laws, Protection, Beform, Education, the Church, and innumerable other matters of policy, Home und Foreign ; that is to say, after exhausting the resources of an almost supernatural rhetoric, and the wealth of an inven- tion, well nigh boundless in its fértil ity, ia approving one course, he h...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
CHALLENUE FOR £5. THE undersigned hereby challenges any person in thc Colony 60 years of age or over, to walk one mlle iu Beverley on foot for the above sum, on Thursday, the 31st Deer. 1885. Half tbe proceeds to go to Beverley Cricket Club. Walking costume-Black and white. JAS. BLOOMFIELD. Knickerbocker Lodge, No. 10. ) Beverley, Deo. 1. ) BEAD THE 'WEST AUSTRALIAN THE LEADING PAPER. DALLY. TWOPENCE.
CENTENARIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
CEN TJSNABI ANS. In spite of all that is said of the wasteful effect which the hurry and excitement of modern times are sup- posed to have on human life, people are feeing heard of in many parts of the world existing far beyond the ortho- dox span of yeans, and so demonstrat- ing in the most patent manner that even in this nineteenth century, and amid the strudle und stress which are ameng it prevailing character ' isticB, it is possible for men and women to live for a hundred years and more, lt is almost an everyday experience to uote; among the many .interesting items of "vital" news that appear in the newspapers, a para- graph containing an account of the "death of a centenarian," or giving publicity to the fact that some one of the human family has attained his or her hundredth anniversary. And so undoubted testimony is in this manner "being established - notwithstanding all that is declared ti» the contrary that men and women may be modems and ceuteuariHiis at the same time. It...
THE JOURNAL OF MAJOR-GENERAL C. G. GORDON, C.B., AT KARTOUM. (Reprinted from the Sydney Mail.) [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
TEE JOURNAL OF MAJOR-GEN- ERAL CG. GORDON, C.B., AT KA RT OU M. -« (Reprinted from the S'jdnetj Mail.) The men who came in to-day say the Mahdi will attack Omdurman to-morrow. The fol- lowing decisions have to be taken if thc rapid retreat is carried out .. 1. Are the Government eiores to be des- troyed ? 2. Are you prepared to supply transport for all who wish to go down ? 3. Will.you disarm the Shaggyeh, ero you leave ? 4>. What will you do with the steamers F Ï declare I should tremble to give these orders. As Governor-General I never would doit. 5. Will you write to Sennaar and Eassala, and inform them of what you meau to do, and .exonerate me F (A slave came in from the Arabs. He says the Arabs will not attack the lines ; that tie regulars are all over with the Mahdi on tho let'c bank.) 6. Will you negotiate with the Mahdi (no use,I expect) in re the deliverance o£ the pri- soners (European) he has with him ? 7. Would you object to aiding the black troops to go to »äennaar a...
OUR LADY'S LONDON GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
OUR LADY'S LONDON GOSSIP. It would be a difficult point to define, which is thc madder, tua ex-Empress of Mexico, sad Charlotte, or the reigning King of Bavaria. The former lives in an unreal world of monarchical creations, receiving the homage of visionary beings, and fulfilling the functions of an imugiuury throne. The latter has a real crown, is a real power, and his people ara nial persons, or, judging from the manner in which thuy suffer his vagaries, emasculated serfs. it Bounds a strange anomaly that a King should be a bankrupt. Improvident monarchs of our own tight little island have not so very long ago avoided that indignity by one perbapb as great-a grant. It does not seem that King Ludwig has fallen upon that expedient. He has over-bnilt kim self-and purse-in palaces and theatres, and there waa some talk of appointing a re- ceiver to adjust the balance. In the moan time his phantasmagoric brain has direoted another eoentric fligut, higher in its charact- er. His Majesty ...
THE CITY OF NEW ALBANY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
THE CITY OF NEW ALBANY. ta ancient history we often read uf conqueror* when, struck by the beauty and suitability of some small spot of thu ' earth, halting in their progress to build a city there. But thé conqueror's city was, as a rule, peopled, by men oil the sword, '. and it was only in the course of many years that it became the home of bust- ling citizens. In the history of the British colonies there are many instances of the sudden uprise of large cities, but, as a rule, they have been tho outcome of a special set of circumstances. Western Australia has had no sucli experience. The chief city-Perth-is still small in population, and yet has been sixty years in existence. The impetus, however, which in the past has given something like mushroom growth to Melbourne, Adelaide, and Sydney, and many other ' cities in the Eastern Colonies and Chi cago,' and a vast number of towns in the United States, seems about to visit our shores. Should it get fairly into action here, wo shall f...
SPORTING GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 26 December 1885
SPORTING GOSSIP. ¡BY SPECTATOR.] In another part of this issue will be found a complete list of the entries fer -the WA. Perth Club Races. They are in numbers above the average, while they embrace a larger proportion than usual of imported thoroughbreds. They are high- ly satisfactory to tho members of the Club, and doubtless they indicate that in future racing.in W.A. will attain respectable dimensions. The amount paid in feee, &lt;&c, on tho night of entry was, I believe, no less than £60 more than was received in the same way hist year. Witli a pro- mise of largo fields and also of well-train- ed horses, it may fairly be expected that we shall have some excellent sport. During the week most of the horses in training have taken a gallop on the course, and in every casu their trainers are pret- ty well satisfied witli the form aud con- dition they show. I have seen most of them at work and thiuk that perhaps I might venture at ibis early date to attempt to pick tue ...