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COMMERCIAL. PRODUCE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
COMMERCIAL. ? PRODUCE MARKETS. The N.Z. Loan and Mercantile Agency Co. report. London, January 29. WOOL.-The first series of sales for the present year opened on 19th inst., the avail- able arrivals, aggregating 246,862 bales being composed as follows : New South Wales ... 56,074 bales. Queensland . 27,800 ,, Victoria . 81,695 " South Australia ... 37,826 " Western Australia ... 788 " Tasmania. 610 " New Zealand. 8,671 " Cape of Good Hope ... 33,397 " Total.. 246,826 bales. Of this quantity some 42,000 bales have been forwarded to the manufacturing districts direct whilst about 18,000 bales old stock were carried over from the fifth series of 1885, thus making a net available total of about 186,000 bales. Though the attendance both of home and foreign was fairly good the biddings fre. quently lacked animation, and the closing rates of last year were on average barely sustained. The weakness was most marked in the case of short, earthy, tender wool in the grease of New South Wales an...
UNFAIR COMPETITION. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
UNFAIR COMPETITION. To THE EDITOE. SIB,-lt is surely possible to find a happy mean between taxing the commu- nity for the purpose of subsidizing local industry, as v ictoria does by her heavy protective duties, and taxing the commu- nity for the purpose of subsidizing out- siders iu their competition with local in- dustry as. the Government of this colony does when it allows the Adelaide S.S. Co., which receives a subsidy PS a shipping Company, to enter into competition as coal merchants with a West Australian Coal Company. lt is now rather more than two years since some of the inhabitants of Albany conceived the idea of advanc- ing the interests of their town and ren- dering their magnificent harbor more useful to passing steamers by the estab- lishment of a company whose object was declared to be '* supplying coal in any quantity to the numerous lines of ocean steamers trading to Western Australia and the Eastern colonies." The circumstances that directly led to the execution of t...
THE SETTLEMENTS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
THE SETTLEMENTS OF WESTEI^B AUSTRALIA M ÍS* With a view of giving information ^ about the various settlements of Western Australia, especially to our fellow colonists on the Eastern side of the Continent, the proprietors of this Journal have made arrange, ments with its very competent con- tributor, Uv colite, and other gentle, men, to supply a series of articles: detailing the settlement, progress, and present state of the chief pastoral and agricultural districts of tins, colony.
THE HORDERN SCHEME. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
THE HORDERN SCHEME. o FROM London a correspondent writes : " A meeting was held on the 2nd Feb. at the British Mutual Bank, Ludgate Circus, of Hordern's Bail way Co., Mr. Powell, of Heseltine, Powell and Co., stockbrokers, being in the chair, and there being present among others, Mr. Chas. Bethell, Mr. O. S. Trinder, Mr. A. Hod em, Mr. North, Mr. Thomas Meadows, Mr. Wolff, &o. The Chairman reported : -That a favourable report had been re- ceived from Mr. Cheesewright, the sur- veyor, as to the country he had inspected, and that Messrs. Forrest and Angove had sent home complete surveys of 46 miles out of the 200, and that plans, &c, of the remaining 246 would be due from them next month. That the estimated total cost of the railway wonld be about £700,000, and that in the 46 miles at present surveyed there were no engineering difficulties whatsoever ; also i that the present Company should con-, struct the railway, borrowing money on 1 the debentures. It was arranged ...
Dumas' Fun. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
Dumas' Fun. Tlie elder Dumas was asked to contribute m louis toward tbe funeral expenses of a poor huissier, or bailiff. "Here are forty francs," said Dumas; "bury two." He was, as everybody know, most liberal. "I have never refused money to anybody except to my creditors," ho would often remark. One day Houssaye was at breakfast, with him at Monte Cristo, when an actor's wife, poorly attired, but too timid to ask for assistance, «ailed upon Dumas. The latter understood the situation at once. "My poor child," said he, " the sun is very fierce just now. How can you walk without a sunshade ?" And he slipped a 500-frano note into the young woman's hand, adding : " Go and buy yourself a fan." AB she moved off he con- cluded merrily: " If you will come and Bee sae on a rainy day, I will give you enough to purchase an umbrella."
Odds and Ends. A Slight Mistake. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
A Slight Mistake. An incident worthy of being noticed, but .»ot of so serious a nature as many others ?which have resulted from the same cause, took place in a parish in PeoblesBhire within "the last few years. The schoolmaster an an- cient votary of Bacchus, was observed one day after holding jubilee on what he termed "the great and glorious reduction of duty upon whiskey,'* to approach a farmhouse, as he plodded his weary way homeward. The good people, who luid seen him come in sight thought the time long before he passed the door, and at last they went out for the purpose of ascertaining what had become of him. The first object that presented itself was the per- son of the identical instructor of youth lying prostrate under an ever running spout that supplied the family with water ; while a duck, scared thence by his fall, was squalling *' Quack ! quack ! quack !;' most. obstreper- ously upon the top of an adjoining dung-hill. The clamour of the duck and the gushing of the little...
PERTH POLICE COURT. (Before Messrs. C. D. Price, G.R., and C. H. Ciifton; J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
PERTH POLICE COURT. (Before Messrs. C. D. Price, G.R., mid C. H. Ciifton; J.r.) MICHAEL, HOUXAHAN was charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Mr. G. A. Letch deposed that, at various times, between 10 a.m., and 16-30 p.m., on Saturday, the prisoner was on his premises. He was both drunk and quarrelsome, and created such a disturbance that witness ordered him away. He departed, but returned again, and the last time he visited the premises his behaviour was so bad that witness sent for a policeman to whom he gave the prisoner in charge. Witness had a daughter of the prisoner in his employment as a servant. Constable Franklin having described the condition of the prisoner when ar-. I rested, the batter, in defence,' said. " he went down to Mr. Letch's I but not intentional." He admitted having ! been " excited" by his wife and daughter, I both of whom be said were living at Mr. j Letch's house. The Bench sentenced him to ' three months imprisonment. I JAMES HANNINGTON was char...
A Co-operative Market. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
A Co-operative Market. I The resulte ut co-operation by farmers in the business of marketing their own pro- ducts are not always satisfactory, but the principle being sound, it is gratifying to meet with instances such os the following detailed by the Syditey Mail :-" About five years aga the priucipal farmers of the South Coast and West Camden districts assemble'! in Kiama and adopted resolutions upon which a co-operative oompany, with u small capital, having for its object the sale of pro- duce in .Sydney, was formed. A store in Sussex-street was occupied, and business was promptly commenced. There were many difficulties to surmount, but despite all drawbacks the company progressed, and Boon exercised so much power in the market that uiauy of the irregularities which had formerly caused producers so much trouble were most effectually checked. Sudden and vexatious fluctuations in prices were over- come and a fair profit returned to share- holders. This company is now acting as agen...
Increasing Lean Meat in Pigs. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
Increasing Lean Heat in Piers. The following very sensible remarks upon this subject are from an American journal : -" We may well suppose that the habit of the pig in laying on an excessive quantity of fat has been caused by lung and excessive feeding of fat-produciug food, and it is not likely that any sudden transformation could be brought about; but it is well-knwon that the pigs of different countries differ in respect to fat. We have only to contrast fattened pigs in this country with those in Canada. There, pork is fattened upon barley, but largely upon peas, a highly nitrogenous food, yielding a large propor- tion of muscle, and our pigs are fatteued almost wholly upon maize, an excessively starchy and fattening food. The Canadian pork has a much larger proportion of leau meat and less lard. The difference is very marked, so much so that in a market sup- plied with both kinds purchasers easily select the one or the other as desired. Wild hogs do not have such excess of fat, ...
Hints for the Farm and Garden. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
Hints for the Farm and Garden. A few inches of fine loose soil about a plant makes one of the best mulches. A fair supply of meat for the hens will add to the yield of eggs, and will prevent feather eating. Ho bieed ot hens is "everlasting layers." A hen that will lay 180 to 200 eggs a year i&lt; first-class. Don't forget that all fowls are without teeth, and must be supplied with sand and gravel in order to carry on the work of grinding the food. ¿¿True potato seed is raised by planting the Beed from the bails or fruit. Jiiach plant will produce a dozen or more tiny potatoes, which may be selected from ami the speci- mens be developed by culture. Hogs differ as much as other animals in their ability to take ou fat. Thirty young hogs of improved breeds will gain much faster on the same amount of food than old unthrifty animals that belong to no recog- nised breed. When pigs are allowed to sleep in damp places the result will often be stiffness of the joints, rheumatism, and ...
The Phosphorus of the Soil. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
The Phosphorus of the Soil. Ia tho course of a lecture recently de- livered at Invercargill, N.Z., Professor tiktcfc dwelt on the importance of phosphorus, andt asked1-Were they wisely using the avail- able phosphorus they had in this country ? There was not much in the soil to begin with-lib. weight to the toa of good soil, and much of that was beneath the reach of plants - wheat, for instance. When 50 bushels of wheat were.sold in London a large quantity of the soil went with it, so - that it was simply a mere question of calcu- lation how many years it would take to make the soil utterly barren. The same thing applied to bullock, rearing. It was better for the soil to put full-grown animal* on the land than young ones. It was a I mistake sending h..me the bones along with. '? the frozen carcasses of sheep. He depre- cated the re -kless, insaue way in which th» ' sewage of the cities at home was cast away into the nea.. Seriously, he thought it waa simply cwiug to their throwing a...
MIDLAND RAILWAY. FROM THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
MIDLAND RAILWAY. FROM THB WBBT AUBTBAXIAW. j THE full text of the contract for tl construction of the Midland Kaiiw appeared in a special edition oft ? Government Gazette on Saturday. Ti signatories to the agreement are t GOVEENOE on behalf of the colon and Mr. JOHN WADDINGTON by I attorney Mr. PEICE-WILLIAMS, ai it bears date the twenty-seventh day February. The contract is with a fe for the most parf,8uperficial exceptior and tho necessary interchange names and places, an exact fae sim of that concluded with Mr. HOEDBI just a year and a half ago. It is nee leSB therefore for us to give it in fu The terms of the Albauy-Beverl contract are familiar to our readei It will be sufficient merely lo ci attention to rhe few deviations fro the older agreement. The changes will be found to ope ate rather favourably for the n? contractors, but the advantages exec in one point are of an unitnporta character. This exception refers the number of trains to be despatch« weekly. By clause 39 of his...
THE DERBY JETTY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
THE DERBY JETTY, ?&lt;> WITH reference to the appeal made in our columns on Saturday last by " One Wno Knows," and to the remarks of our Derby correspondent on the subject of the required canseway from the jetty at Derby to dry land above high water mark, we may state that funds were voted hist year by the Legislature for a jetty and causeway, not for a jetty alone. The vote has, however, we understand, been swal- lowed up by the jetty, nothing being left for the causeway. But the Director of Public Works is well aware of the neces- sity for suitably connecting the jetty with the dry land, and we have no doubt Bis Excellency the Governor will direct a reference to the Finance Committee in the matter, if necessary, and that means wall be found for properly completing a work which, in tho interest of the settlers struggling to form a prosperous settle- ment in that far away portion ef our colony, is so urgently required.
THE KING OF BAVARIA. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
THE KING OF BAVARIA. THE Vienna newspapers report that at the beginning of January King Louis of Bavaria, acting at the urgent request of the Queen-Mother, instructed the Steward of his domains and the Minister of Finance to draw up a list of his debts and a general statement of his financial position. This has been done, and it now appears that the King's embarrassments are by no means so great as was supposed. His debts are estimated at about £800,000; but by the sale of some of his private lands, by mortgages, and by the realization of some funded securities, on which small interest was drawn, it is calculated that the debts may soon be paid off. A bank in Munich has offered: to meet the most urgent claims at once ; and it is stated &nbsp; that the examination of the King's accounts having revealed that his privy purse and civil list had been very carelessly administered, the management of the Royal estates will be committed to new hands With respect to the King's eccentr...
Such Advice. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
I Such Adrice. " Good morning, sir." " Morning." j "I-er-beg your pardon." " I beg yours, sir." " May I ask what you gave your horse for j the botts ?" . \ Turpentine, sir." " Oh, thanks-er-er-good morning." " Good morning." ! * * # I ''Good, morning, sir." j " Good morning." " Beg pardon, but did I understand you to ! say that you gave your horse turpentine for : the botts ?" , YOB, sir." " Well, I tried it and it killed my horse." " It killed mine, sir." "Oh-er-er-good morning." "Good morning."
TNE MATCH BETWEEN THE EUNICE AND THE MAORI. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
TNE MATCH BETWEEN THE EUNICE AND THE MAORI. The match between Mr. Saunders'* Eunice and Messrs. Bennion and Leake's Maori for £15 aside was decided on Tues- day afternoon. The race was fixed to come off on Saturday afternoon last but the Euuice did not put in an appearance at the starting post. The owners of the Maori claimed forfeit, but withdrew the claim on a race for yesterday being ar- ranged. As on previous occasions, the time fixed for the start was 2-30 p.m., and on this occasion both boats were ready for the struggle. Mr. J. Mitchell cap- tained the Eunice and Mr. Pether the Maori. The course was from Mill Point j round the spit post in Freshwater Bay and back to Mill Point-a distance of about fifteen miles. The toss for choice of sides was won by Mr. Michell, and be took that nearest Mill Point. When the pistol was fired, both boats stood away on the starboard tack. The wind was from seawards and was pretty brisk. When on the port tack for the first time, tk&lt;rî ...
The Garden[?] THE CULTIVATION OF PLANTS FOR SHOW PURPOSES. Continued. CYCLAMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
ti§ duffs. THB^ULTÍVATIOÍÍ US' PLANTS FOB SHOW PURPOSES. ? A w [BY HOETUS.] Continued. CÏCIiAJttBN. This lovely plant of the order of Pri- muláceas, is of easy cultivation. It is propagated by seeds sown as soon as ripe. The young plants are potted sing, ly ia small pots or planted in shallow boxes about two inches apart, as soon as they can be handled. They delight in a rich light soil erith a little loam added to it. Decomposed vegetable matter, peat, loam, and sand, in equal parts form a good compost for this class of plant. Drainage must bc perfect and seedlings should be kept growing for the first 12 or 18 months without giving them rest, to get them to flower. When they have once flowered, rest must be given to them during the months from November to April, when they apain should be started into growth by giving them water. Care must be taken that the plants are put to rest not suddenly, but gradually by withholding water, and that they are started by giving them very little m...
THE GUILDFORD MEDICAL OFFICER AGAIN. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
THE GUILDFORD MEDÏC AL OFFI- CER AGAIN. To THE EDITOR. .SIE,-Be good enough to publish this in your widely read paper, to show the I public how badly the Swan district is in want of a Christian or humane medical man. On Thursday last on my return from Perth by the late train, I was called upon by Mr. Manning (I give names) who asked me if I would go over to Dr. Holmes, and try and induce him to go to a female lying on the verge of death. His reason for asking me to go was, that some time earlier in the evening, the sister of tho sick girl had called, and asked for his attendance, and was ordered j off the promises by Dr. Holmes' wife, &nbsp; Of course I readily acceded to his &nbsp; &nbsp; request ; Mr. Manning and myself went to the Doctor and explained the case, but the only satisfaction we could get from him was that " having arranged with a certain mid-wife to attend in such cases, he would not depart from bis regular routine ; and was not going ; and shu...
HARRY'S INHERITANCE I. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
HARRY'S INHERITANCE I Colonel Sir Thomas Woolrych, K C.B. (retired list), was a soldier of the old school, much attached to pipe- clay and purchase, and with a low opinion ot competitive examinations, the firet six books of Euclid, the local military centres, the territorial titles I of regiments, the latest regulation I pattern in half-dress buttons, and I most other confounded new-fangled I radical fal-lal and trumpery in j general. Sir Thomas believed as j j firmly in the wisdom of our ancestors i as he distrusted the wisdom of our nearest descendants, now just attain- ing to y ear s of maturity and indiscre- tion. Especially had he a marked dislike for this nasty modern shop- keeping habit of leaving all your loose money lying idly at your banker's, and paying every body with a dirty little bit of crumpled paper, instead of pulling out a handful of gold, magnificently,f rom your trouser's pocket, and flinging the sovereigns boldly down before you on the counter like au officer a...
CHAPTER. III. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 20 March 1886
CHAPTER. III. Out iu the country a .driving cloud af enow, large flaked and sott, se till- ed the air that Johu Kennedy could barely make out the outline of his store across the road from his house, while from the store's back-wiudow he could see nothing of the wood-pileB fifty yards away ou the steamboat wharf. From the wharf he could see only a Jew yards of moving water, upon which, the snow steadily falling, made » porridge-like scum. This was the first heavy snowstorm of the season. From the sitting room of Kennedy's house his children and the little; Becketts often stared, foretasting sleighdrives and Christmas, which somehow seemed suddenly very near. When not so engaged they kept up such a raeket aud murmur of pluy that Kate Beckett and her sister-in law, Laura Kennedy, stuck to their sewing with few attempts at conver- sation. Now again Kate thrust her band into her pocket to ^reassure herself that George was really coming that day by crumpling the blessed tele- gram. Laura ...