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SAD ACT OF AN INSANE MOTHER. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
SAD ACT OF AN INSANE MOTHER. An inquest has been held near Widnes, Lancahire, on Margery Gore, aged 40, and her daughter, Sarah Ellen Gore, three years, whose bodies were found in the canal at Fidler's Ferry. The woman was the wife of William Gore, chemical furnace man, and had been in a lunatic asylum. She was in a desponding state of mind, partly owing to her approaching confinement. While walk- ing along the canal bank, and quitely talking to an elder daughter, aged 16, about the beautiful appearance of the country, she suddenly jumped into the water with the I young girl in her arms, pulling the other girl with her ; the latter, however, scrambled to the bank. The bodies of the mother and child were found shortly afterwards. The jury found that the mother murdered her daughter and committed suicide while in a state of temporary insanity. Ten men were drowned, June 9, by a water-spout, which burst over a cattle camp in Colorado, U.S. On last Bank holiday in London, eighteen child...
RAILWAY EMPLOYEES DISMISSED. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
RAILWAY EMPLOYEES DISMISSED. Daring the week ending May ll, about twelve hundred work men were dismissed from the em- ployment of the Great Northern Railway Company, and fifteen hundred that of the Great Eastern, London. The reason of this wholesale dismissal of men, who were able and willing to work, has not been vouchsafed to those whom it affected ; they were turned adrift like so many animals, to seek food and shelter for themselves and families in the future where they might. We have always thought that, according to the law of master and servant in Britain, a labouring mau or an artisan was en- titled to a week or a fortnight's notice. But these 2,500 have been discharged at forty-eight hour's notice. The reason, we suppose, for this is that railway directors consider that in this, as in so many other matters, they are above all law. The law was not made for them, but they for the law. Be this as it may, it is a cruel proceeding. Men are not beasts, and are, however, humble th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
Land Office». Palmerston,. j&ugust-S2nd,.1884.. Tenders. WILL lie- received up to NOON of MONDAY the 3rd day of SEP- TEMBER next for making and supply- ing fittings for thc new Custom House«. Palmerston. Tender* to bc sent into the above office, where all particulars may he obtained. Neither the lowest nor.- any tender necessarily accepted. CR. M'MINN,. Supervisor of Works. (The above-came in too late for insertion in its proper, place.}
A Year's Yooing. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
A Year's Yooing. 'T was autumn when first they stood on the bridge ; Ripe pears on the pear tree, ripe com on the ridge 1 The swallows flew swiftly high up in the blue, And speeding still southward, were lost to the view. Said he : " Can you love me as I can love you ?" She said, quite demurely, " Already I do 1" 'Twas winter when next they met on the bridge ; The pear treas were brown, and white was the ridge: The swallows were feathering their nests in Algiers, She looked in his face, and she burst into tears ! His nose it was pinched, and bis Ups they were blue, Said she, "Ican't love youl" Said he, "Nor I you!" 'Twas spring-time when next they stood on the bridge, And white was the pear tree and green was the ridge; The swallows bad thoughts of a speedy return ; And the midges were dancing adown the brown burn. He said, " Pretty maiden, let bygones go by Can you love me again ?" She said, " I can try." I 'Twas summer when next they stood on the bridge There were pears on the pea...
ATTEMPT TO HANG A GIRL. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
ATTEMPT TO HANG A GIRL. Thomas Uriah Coney, 88, described as a labourer, living at 4, Ñicol-street, Shore ditch, was brought up on a charge of having attempted to murder his daughter, aged ll. It appeared from the evidence of the police and from that of the yoong girl, who had with difficulty been brought to the Court that the alleged attempt took place on Sun- day about 5 o'clock. The prisoner lived at the address given, with his wife and two children, the one in question being Charlotte Ann Cbney. The prisoner and his wife had quarrelled on Sunday night and also on Monday morning, the prisoner himself hav- ing been drinking heavily. There were lodgers in the house who lived in a room above that occupied by the prisoner's family and they heard the noise of quarrelling during Sunday. This went on most of the day, and at about teatime a loud scream was heard, which caused the lodgers to go below to see what was going on. On entering the prisoner's room they found him with his daughte...
A QUACK DOCTOR HANGED. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
A QUACK DOCTOK HANGED. The Inter Ocean's Freeport (HI.) special says that news has been received there of the hanging by a mob, near Denver, Colorado, of Eli Madlong, a former resident of Freeport. It seems Madlong pretended to be o physician, and, although he had no medical education, he prescribed medicine for one of his patients which resulted in the Í patient's death. The victim's friends i organized a vigilance committee and hanged the " Doctor."
TWO HUNDRED PERSONS KILLED. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
TWO HUNDRED PERSONS KILLED. A violent earthquake shock occurred on the night of the 19th May at the Island of Eishm, near the mouth of the Persian Gulf. No less than 12 villages were destroyed. Two hundred people were killed, and many others injured. Eishm is the largest island in the Persian Gulf, and is surrounded by many smaller islands. It is 70 miles long, and averages 12 miles broad. The popu- lation, chiefly Arabs, number about 5000, and they have hitherto carried on a brisk coasting trade. The principal town' is situated on the eastern side of the islands, which belong to Persia.
DYNAMITE OUTRAGES IN LONDON. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
DYNAMITE OUTRAGES IN LONDON. At an Anarchist meeting in the Salle dn Commerce in Paris on Sunday, two of the speakers justified the London outrages, and at their instance a resolution was passed to the effect that the Paris Revolutionists " emphatically commend their brethern across the Channel, and the resolute acts whereby they are endeavouring to free themselves from the tyranny of exploiteurs." Another speaker declared that capitalists left the Revolutionist s no choice but violence. "We shall therefore burn down the factories and hang the employers wherever we can." A fourth condemned the policy of strikes as a half measure, and added, " We are behind the English, Russian, and Spanish Revolutionists. Deeds, not words !"
LATEST NEWS BY THE MAIL. FUN AT AMERICAN ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
LATEST NEWS BY THE MAIL, PUN AT AMEKICAN ELECTIONS. Here is an extract from the evidence given at a American election inquiry: Mrs. Wallace, colored, widow of Thomas Wallace, testified that on the Friday night before the election, about 1 o'clock, a party of armed men came to her house and asked who lived there. Her husband replied : .« Thos. Wallace." They said they had a writ for his arrest. A man outside said that he was West Danbar, Sheriff of Osyka. Finally the crowd pushed the door open and went through the house. They attempted to throw a rope over her husband's neck, when he threw up his hands, asking what they meaut to do. One man then shot him in the neck. Several shots were fired, one ball striking her in the arm, and passing into her husband's neck killed him. The men then went away. She did not know who they were. After her husband was killed she went to the woods and remained there until after the election. Handy Fortner (colored) testified that he was the first one th...
STRANGE SUICIDE IN VIENNA. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
STRANGE SUICIDE IN "VIENNA. The suicide mania in Vienna has cul- minated in a horrible scene in the beautiful Stadt Park. An unfortunate wretch had deliberately concealed himself,. and after stuffing all his clothes and pbcketswith paper soaked in petroleum, set himself on fire. When discovered he was ablaze from head to foot. He was taken to the hospital, when death speedily put him out of his misery. The body was utterly unrecognisable. Two days' holiday added ten more to the list of Vienna suicides, amongst them being a widow of 84, several girls and boys, and one police- man. -:
DEATH FROM HYDROPHOBIA. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
DEATH FBOM HYDROPHOBIA. ' Mr. William Carter Leid an inquest i jecehtly on Mr. Henry Polley, aged 40, lately | residmgin Hercules-buildings, Westminster bridge road, London. Ic appeared from, the evidence of several witnesses that on* the 24th April Mr. Polley was administering a dose of medicine, when his dog bit him on the finger. Mr. Polley merely sucked the wound and took no further notice of the occurrence until Friday week, when he complained of being unwell, and took a glass of brandy and water. During the night he could not rest. He gradually grew worse, and on being examined by Mr. Brooks, surgeon it was ascertained that he was suffering fron hydro- phobia. He foamed at the mouth and there was a peculiar rattle in his throat. He endeavoured to break all the articles within reach. On Saturday he was raving mad. He was taken to St. Thomas's Hospital, and on Sunday evening he died in great agony. Mr. W. Hull, house physician, proved that death had resulted from an acute attack...
THE COUNTESS AND HER CATS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
THE COUNTESS AND HEB CATS. At the Kensinngton England Special Sessions, before Mr. W. Bird and a bench of magistrates, the Countess de la Torr, : residing at 38, Pembroke-square, Kensing- ton, appeared to answer a summons for keeping animals in such a way as to be a nuisance.-Mr. G. C. Harding, clerk of the Kensington Vestry, supported the summons. He said the Countess had been previously fined for a similiar offence. A prohibitory order had been granted in respect of another house where the animals were formerly kept. There were no fewer than 33 cats and dogs in the house accupied by the defendant in Pembroke-square. When the sanitary inspector visited the house he found sis cats, five dogs, and three puppies in the basement, and ll cats and six kittens on the first floor. There was also a cat on the stairs, and the Countess had a dog in her arms.-Mr. Ware, 40, Pembroke-square, said latterly his health had suffered, and he had been put to considerable annoyance by tbs smells arisin...
FATALITY AT A RACE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
FATALITY AT A RACE MEETING. - A terrible accident, attended by loss of life, occurred on a recent Sunday at Lille, at the close of a race meeting there. From a stand, the summit of which was reached by means of a lift, a number of persons were descending, and too many crowding upon the lift at once the strain prevented the brake from acting, and the lift fell a distance of 20 metres. Out of the 22 persons in it two were killed, the remainder being more or less injured. It appears that the youth who was in charge of the machinery was unable to stay the rush of passengers into the lift. The proper signal was a whistle, and this was given by some passenger on the lift. All who fell were injured more or less severely. Among the wreckage was found a boot, with a portion of a man's leg attached to it. The 22 included 14 men, one lady, and seven children. An entire family, numbering four persons, is among them.
Miscellaneous. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
Miscellaneous. A fresh ease ot confinent small-pox at Melbourne. Mr. B. J. Powell murdered by the Clon- curry blacks. The Otago Powder Mills completely des- troyed by explosion. " * Belies of the ship Pizarro discovered at Walker's Bay, near Cooktown. Queensland National Bank had a success- ful half-year. Dividend, 15 per cent. Mr. Miles, Queensland Minister for Works, thrown from a buggy and injured. Mailbags impudently cut from the Yeulta (Q.) mail coach. Contents stolen. Another £5000 lost to the British tax- payer. The Duchess of Albany has a son. An Ohio railway train shot over a bank, and drowned 12 persons, besides injuring 25 others, A strong squatting committee appointed at Melbourne to watch the new Queensland Land Bill. A very pretty story comes from Gibraltar It is formally Btated that the hundred-ton gun split in the muzzle whilst being fired for the first time at target pratice. The accident arising through the shot not being rammed home, owing to imperfect appliances....
Collision and Loss of Life. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
Collision and Loss of Life. The terrible event which sent the State of Florida with its haman freight to the bottom off the Irish coast recently, has been re-enacted in a smaller way off the coast of Tasmania. On the 11th Joly, the barque Vanguard, from London to Brisbane, cut down and sank the barque Farningham, bound from Dunedin to Adelaide, and three men in the watch below lost their lives. Five minutes after being struck the Farn ingham went to the bottom, and the survivors, including the captain, who was the last to leave, had a fearfully narrow escape. As might be expected, a subscription has been started at Brisbane. The event will be doubly dis- astrous if it does not awaken the masters of coast- ing steamers and traders to observe increased watchfulness. The trade all along the Eastern coast of Australia is vastly increasing, and day by day a greater number of lives becomes entrusted to the care of the mariner. What would be regarded as an impossibility in mid-ocean, is of...
Personal. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
Personal. The eldest son of the Prince of Wales has passed his 19th year. Broughton, deputy-master of the Mel- bourne Mint, is in a lunatic asylum. Mr. Bevan, editor of the EVENING NEWS, Sydney, has accepted the editorship of the ECHO. " In the midst of life we are in death." Father Hennessy, addressed and "pursed" at Albury, prior to his removal. Albury is not the only town where Hennessy has been located for some time. Mr. Â. G. Taylor, M.P. for Mudgee in the N.S.W. Parliament, and coloquially known as " the Giraffe," has accepted the editorship of the Sydney TBTBUXE; rice Mr. John Plumber. _ The Bev. A. H. Stephen, incumbent of St. Paul's, Redfern, Sydney, is dead, aged 59. He was the eldest son of Sir Alfred Stephen, ex-Chief Justice of N.S.W., who, by the way, has often been mistaken for a brother. The Duke of Manchester, at the banquet by the people of Orange, gave expression to some sensible remarks with regard to the opening for English capital in Australian mining ventures....
Political. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
Political. I The New South Wales Premier says local self-government will follow the passing of the new Land Bill. If he accomplishes his purpose, the Premier's reign in office will have been of solid good to the country. The Sydney Assembly means to minimise the risks of coach travelling in the interior, where several deaths have lately occurred from either negligence or defective equipping. A Bill has been introduced for the thorough inspection and control of passenger vehicles. The Atkinson Ministry have been com- pletely worsted in the New Zealand elections. Sir George Grey and other leading oppositionists have been returned unopposed. A rev. firebrand was to oppose Sir Julius Vogel for Christchurch. No more suitable constituency. It's not the first time a clergyman has been on the wrong side in Christ- church. ! The alleged anarchical drift of the recent municipal elections in Paris has furnished material I for much newspaper comment of a sensational character. The number of vot...
FASHIONS IN DANCING. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 22 August 1884
FASHIONS IN DANCING. " There has been a great improvement in the style of dancing in England daring the last three or four years," as many can testify. The fashions of mad galops and waltzing which resemble the charges of foot-ball players has temporarily gone ont and the valse a trois temps has come back into favor. Will we ever see a resurrection of the old minuet, which so perfectly conveyed the poetry of motion ? It is a rather ceremonious dance for these times, bat a little cultivation of that courtliness of demeanor which first gave rise to the term ball-room manners, would, perhaps, do Borne of the English youth no harm. Beau Nash would have been scandalised at the style in which many of our young gentlemen bob their heads instead of bowing, and we doubt whether the curtseys of our best trained young ladies would pass muster before his critical eye. There is a cubbishness to some youngsters which makes them ashamed to be graceful in deportment before ladies. They are graceful...