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THE FRENCH IN DAHOMEY. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 December 1892
THE FRENCH IN DAHOMEY. Colonel Dodds, the commander of the French expedition to Dahomey, whose portrait we give, has proved himself to be a soldier of atetling . merit, and his success in overcoming the bar barian forces of King Behanzin and sur mounting the still' more serious diffi oultios of the . climate and country will elevate him for the time being to the pinnacle of fame in the estimation of the French nation. He commenced his military career in the infantry of .marine and haa passed a long period of service in West Africa, having thus thoroughly familiarised himself with the condition* he' has been called upon to meet. Ho is a Senegal mulatto by birth, and this qualification has helpod in recruiting the few hundred black troops who have been the most effective troops in this kind of warfare. He was in command at Terrillon during the hostilities with Behanzin in 1890, and was therefore selected from hia . previous experience and ability to undertake this punitive expedition,...
INTERCOLONIAL NEWS. NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 December 1892
INTERCOLONIAL NEWS. NEW SOUTH WALES. The Mararoa, from .Wellington to Sydney, made the run in 3 days 11 hours— the record' passage. ' Mary Henderson, a little ' girl of 3, ? oh attempting to cross in front ot a tram at Woolahra, was knocked down and out to pieces. Whilst attempting to alight from a moving train in Oxford-street on 11th Nov., Major Norris fell under the wheels and had one of his legs cut off. He was removed to the hospital in a cr.itical condition. 1 A railway clerk named W. O. Sproul, aged 21, was run over by a train on the 12th Nov. in crossing the line nenr Eveleigh. He was placed in the train for removal to the hospital, but died before reaching Sydney. The body of W. S. Rookshorough, aged 25, has been found in the bush at Rose Bay with the brains blown out, and a revolver lying by. Deceaied, who is said to have been a bank clerk and well oonnected, is supposed to have committed suicide. A bus plying between Waverley and the city capsized near Moore -Park on tho ...
MADAME CHRISTIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 December 1892
MADAME CHRISTIAN. The favorite contralto whose portrait we pub bliuh with this issue was born at Quebec; but though thus technically a Canadian she may practically bo regarded as an English woman, seeing that she was but 3 years old when her family moved to London. Her fine voice early attracted attention, and she. was placed under the tuition of Mr. Joseph 'Whomes, a' local teaoher, .who when himself a young man had been active in the movoment to send Sims Reeves to Italy for a course of vocal study. . Under, him Miss Christian made rapid progress,' and pressure was brought to bear upon her family to induce them to prepnro her .regularly for the m'us'cal profession. A reluctant consent having been at length wrung from the mother, Miss Christian became a .pupil of tho RoyalAcademy, where »he gained the Wtmtmore-. land Scholarship in 1866 and the Potter Scholar-, ship two years later, old Cipriani Potter himself . boingpresent, and complimentingherrno&t highly on- the. excell...
AGRICULTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 December 1892
^HI^^^^W^^^^JfJCTp^^HP Although tho weather has been extremely changeable during the past mouth, espeoially as regards temperature, it was, upon tho whole, favorable as regards agriculture: tho soil was xufficiontly moist, and crops of all kinds havo grown rapidly nnd strong, and with a few exceptions, caused by violent hail storms, which injured the cereal crops, destroying some of them, tho country generally presents a highly favorable 'aspect as regards vegetation of all kinds. Grass is abundant in the pastures, and stock are in good condition. Cereal crops, with the oxoeption of some that woro seriously injured Iby hail, uro in a luxuriant condition ; hitherto there have been no complaints of rust in wheat, though as a very high temperature — nearly 90 dogreus — wan experienced during the third week of the month, it is'fonrod that, as the wheat is not nearly ripe, it may yet be attacked. Hay making, whioh was somewhat delayed by rain in tho earlier district*, is now proceeding b...
MOUNT EGERTON MINE. MOUNT EGERTON MINE. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 December 1892
MOUNT EGEKTON MINE. MOUNT EGERTON MINE. About fchreo miles from Gonlons, and perhaps five tiincH that distance from Ballarat, lies tlio little townshij) of Egerton. It is prettily situ ated in a valley. botween mountain ranges, from tho highest and most ^important of which it takes itd name. In appoarnnce and extent it differs in no way from tho numorous centres of population that spring up in the vicinity. of mining operations. On either side of tho main street, which wns originally a surveyed road, the weatherboard houses seem . t.o struggle feebly here and there into sight, poor, strag gling and built wholly irrespective of uniformity or. regard for beauty or decoration. There is one bank, a library and a few structures de signed for official or public purposos, but not a single biiok or stone structure fs to bo seen, for tho reason, apart from tho cost of the convey ance of materials, that the risk exists of the town collapsing at any moment,, and the inhabi tants vanishing in t...
DEATH OF SIR JAMES MACBAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 December 1892
DEATH OF SIR JAMES MAOBAIN. ' We regret to have to reoord the death of Sir James MaoBain, President of the Legislative Council, which took place on the 4th Nov., at his residence, Toorak, in tho 64th year 'of his age. The deceased gentleman had been ? ailing for some weoks, and 'died from pleurisy. James MaoBain was the youngest son of tho late Smith MaoBain, of Iuvorgordon, Rossshiro,.. N.B. Having completed his sohool education he was in 1845 indentured for five years to tho Into Andrew Smith,' ware houseman, Inverness, and 'during: '.the! lust three years of the term ho acted as book keeper and cashior As u commercial traveller ho visited the principal towns in Scotland and the North of Ireland, and in 1853 he married the youngest daughter of tho late Win. Smith, of Torres, N.B. Immediately afterwards he left England by the s. Great Britain for Melbourne; where ho arrived on tho 14th October in the same year. For a time he held a position in the Bank of New South Wale*. After a v...
THEATRES. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 December 1892
#rjggE|i Theatrical business has been unusually depressed during tlio month. The Royal was opened for a fortnight's season by Misa Maggie Moore, who was very successful in the class of entertainments in whioh she pre-eminently shines, ' namely, M'ltas, an adaptation of Bret Harte's story of that name ; Meg tho Castaway, and '49, all of a similiar charactor. Subsequently Mr. G. R. Ireland was accorded a benefit by his friends at this house, on the 26th November, when a piece entitled Clytie was pro duoed for the purpose of enabling Miss Harrie Irekr.d, the daughter of the btnificiaire, an opportunity of showing her paces. Although the drama was of small interest, yet the young lady gave marked indications of talent, and pos sibly she may yet achieve distinction in her pro fession. The most notable event of tho month was the presentation made to Mrs. Brough on the occasion of tho firm of Brough and Bnuoi cault severing their connection with the Bijou Theatre and settling in Sydney. Th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 December 1892
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WILLS AND BEQUESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 December 1892
?WIM-8 AN» UKQVmm 1'roftnto Is doing sought of Mm will of t,Un Me Mr, (Htntion (Jitrtfn, of QunaiinoUff, wli» d7«il on tlio 1st Oatolior, lonvlng a will dnfeil tho Wt AnuiiMt, 18S?, find flifoo cod lolU rnndfl on tho 27th A|irll, 1005, tlio l&tli August, 1800, nnd tlio 23 th Rlfiroli lust. 'Clio property in vnlnml nfc £6134— £1426 ronlty And £3700 yoritcntiHf* Tlid docoaood boquonthod £1000 lo tlin Jlhfiop of Molhoiirno, In ordor to found a C/omhmtmin no\to\nrti\t\\t to firotnotn lanrtiltiK ntnatttf enntM' (1aI«s for lioly ordnrsAt Tilnlly Collect f £J!0O to tho lllsfiop of Mollionrno, to ho n|i|-lled for mi**lonary finrnosnsj £100 to Dm W*hu\t of Mt'lhoiiino for tha rjnthadrnl fund | jBlOOnnnlf to tlio trustees of Ht, Mnrk'M Ohiireh, V\tr,roy } Trinity Obnreli, Kaw j nnd Ht, (lmrt-i-'* Cllmrnli, Qiiociidcllff, to lonn ondowiridiit funds for Miw bciliillt of thn respimtlvn (iliurnlifx nnmcil j £50 anoh totho INfflboiiriiu IftHpltiil nnd lloiinvojiiiit A My Iu m f £20 miah lo...
SPORTING NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 December 1892
Tho Spring Mooting of the Viotoria Uaoing Olnb was continued on 3rd Nov., tho Oaks day being nttondod by beautifully bright weather in mnrlccil contrast with tho dull dreariness of Cup day. In consequence of this pleasant meteoro logical olinngc there was nn unusually large attendnnco for an oft! day, anil an numbers of gorgeous oostumos which had been put aside witl- many regretful sighs on Cup tiny were to bo seen upon tho lawn, the scene wax ono of great brillianoy. Bunge bah easily boat Paris, Autonomy and . others in the Flying Stakes, leading nil the way and running the sovon furlongs on heavy ground in a quarter of a second over the Australian record time.- The Onks resulted in the upsot of an ' odds on ' favorite, Triesto, who was beaten by Etra Weenie, with Insomnia third. The winner had to undergo tho ordoal of a protest, it being alleged that .she had interfered with Trieste's chance of winning by 'boring' iu the run home, but ' after a lengthy hearing tho stewards dismis...
A MURDER BY PORT DARWIN BLACKS. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 December 1892
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THE INTERCOLONIAL LAWN TENNIS TOURNAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Illustrated Australian News — 1 December 1892
THE INTERCOLONIAL LAWN TENNIS i '* TOURNAMENT. ' ? Tho Intercolonial Lawn1 Tennis Tournament has' taktJn plane this ' year under 'the ' m,ost unpleasant \aiinpioos,- and : th'o players lmyo been subjected to every change in the calendar, . jommonoing.witlj intense and exhausting heat on the first Saturday, and ending up with heavy rain' and high winds on the last Saturday. It was certainly a great drawback to the. pleasure of the spectators, and only those people who were specially keen about the game were to be seen as regular visitors to the ground, while unfler more favorable giroumotances the tourna ment might have booome the great annua f unotion ' it is .'. in other parts of the world. The innovation this year, viz., playing on grass instead of 'asphalt, would have oon diioed muoh to tho miboess of, the tournament from a social point of view,' and indeed on tho first Saturday the..ground,was a pretty enough sight, with the te.nn.is counts spread over the ' green oval, and the ...