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Breeding Plagues in Sydney. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 29 August 1884
Breeding Plagues in Sydney. Â board has been appointed at Sydney, the resnlt of whose deliberations will concern the whole Aus- tralian population. It will be surprising if it does not come out that Sydney has paid £40,000 or £50,000 for a breeding spot for plagues. Entire streets are laid with wood blocks. Experience in the tropical cities of America clearly show that these wood blocks, after a few years' use, breed yellow fever and other scourging plagues. The wood becomes saturated with house-droppings, and under the glare of a hot sun a pestilential miasma arises, which is fearfully destructive to human life. One city in the States, we think it is Memphis, is instanced by scientific authorities. Thc wood pavements there bread disease till the whole population was decimated; and city land which, as in Melbourne, Brisbane, or Sydney, brought up to £700 a foot in thc days of its pros- perity, is now offering at £20 and £30, and even less. The plague of yellow fever, typhoid, and ot...
TOPICS OF THE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 29 August 1884
TOPICS OF THE DAY. The cable:-"At the Conference on Federation, Lord Rosebery considered that the British colonies should be asked to sub- mit suggestions for a scheme for the fede- ration of the colonial empire, and he suggested that delegates from the various colonies should be allowed to sit in the House of Lords." The Hon. Mr. Foster . " urged the necessity for the federation of - the various parts of the empire, upon the principle of perfect equality and right." This is the consolatory intelligence which has come along from London by cable during the last few days. It will be seen how comfortably the bartering of our political freedom is projected by gentlemen of means and leisure now in England. Lord Rosebery appears to think the scheme so near accomplishment that he advises the colonies to submit proposals for federation, and he suggests that delegates from the colonies should sit in the House of Lords or Commons. It is quite clear that the Earl got a poor idea of colonial se...
An Exposure. THE ENGLISH LEVEE WATCH TRADE. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 29 August 1884
An Exposure. THE ENGLISH LEVEE WATCH TRADE. It is the fault entirely of the public themselves il they aro victimised by advertising " business bene' factors." Tho class of men who offer the public ax article " worth" say, £5 for £2 10s., aro found al thc present moment more rampant in the Watch Trade than in_ any other line of business. They arc I the "cheap jacks" of the old mining days-thc gentlemen who did a roaring business in the canvas ' mansion, and were able to depart overnight. Only a few weeks ago tho whole Australian- public were startled at reading from the LONDON TIMES, a I scathing articlo on the English Lever Watch busi ners, by which the eyes of the non-initiated were I opened to the secrets of bogus watch manufacture. And herein we see the explanation of the extraordi- nary influence) exercised by the great London Thunderer. Three months ago Tho TIMBS exposed to its very roots tho monstrous bogus manufacturo of so-called malt whisky _ in the cellars of London Wareho...
English Political Robberies. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 29 August 1884
English. Political Bobberies. A powerful political critic, in writing to the English press, points out hy contrast the way political robberies are carried on in England. He says: "Added toa keen interest taken in office, and with the immediate control of toe people over the cash box, the cost of government is cheaper far cheaper in America than it is in England. This is keenly shown in thc salaries paid all the great high state officers in America, and the amounts that we expend upon every tinkering little British representative there. Here are facts in proof : AMEBICAN STATE SALARIES. BRITISIH AMERCAN SALAMES. President Gen. Â. Brit. Minis., Hon. Arthur (1881) ...£10,000 Sockville-Weat ... £6,000 Vice-Président. 1,600 Sec. of Legation, D. Sec. of State - E. Saurín, Esq. ... 700 Hon. Frederick T. 2nd Secretaries, H. Freylinghysen ... 1,600 Howard. 450 Treasury, Hon. C. W. O. Charlton ... '315 J. Folger . 1,600 3rd Secretary, Hon. ¡ War, Hon. R. T. Johnstone . 250 lincoln . 1,600 Bal...
£200 Boxing Match. THE CONTEST BETWEEN FAENAN AND. JACKSON. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 29 August 1884
£200 Boxing Match. THE CONTEST BETWEEN FAENAN AND. JACKSON. - Following ia an account of the recent - toxin] match at Melbourne between Farnan and Jack sor for a pnree of 200 nova .-Bound 1.-When " Time ' was called, and the men stepped into the ring Jackson was so eager to get to work that hi j commenced sparring without the usual preliminar} i hand-shake. When this was over he at onoe led off ' and, after some sharp countering, got a hot one in oi the side of Farnan's head. The latter tried to sto] the darkey with a vicions body-blow, bnt received il again on the head, this time right and left, followed np by a viciously meant upper-cut which, however, wanted powder. Then somo quick in-fighting en sued, and the two grappled, but wero called off. Al it again, Jackson once more put in some heavy righi and left-handers, Farnan's efforts, on the other hand, appearing to lack vigour. Another close and call off, and then Jackson landed another pepperer, and the Sooth Melbourne champion ...
THINGS AND OTHERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 29 August 1884
THINGS AND OTHERS. NEXT Wednesday evening the third dance of the series arranged by the Palmerston (Quadrille Assemblies takes place, and we hope will be well patron- ised by subscribers and their lady friends. Loo FON MAI, the : Chinaman who escaped from the Fannie Bay gaol last week, although appearing be of an eccentric turn of mind, nevertheless had "savee" enough to turn his. clothes, inside out after securing his exit from prison. With the present clothing a prisoner could, by doing this, hide all the Government " printing," which does not show through the material, and can only be seen on the outside« The escapee's little trick should suggest a change to the authorities,, which would- better aid in the recapture of runaways. By brand- ing the clothes inside and out they would then be compelled to exhibit the* marks, or else travel about in the'garb. - of Adam. As showing the impression that exista, in some parts of Queensland as to the terrible amount of sickness likely to be...
MORE DYNAMITE THREATS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 5 September 1884
MORE DYNAMITE THREATS. Another congress of the Irish-American dynamite party was to havè been held in Paris in the middle of June, the chief object of the meeting being to effect a fusion between th« extreme sections of the party. The sitting of the body, which has no con- nection wiih Mr. James Stephens, will be held strictly secret. Inspector Moser and his coadjutor, M. Forest, are now in Paris, and redoubled vigilance is being exercised, although so far the police do not appear to have elicited any information of unimportant nature. It is rumoured, says a Paris corres- pondent, that the dynamite party is about to make another attempt in London, this time in and along the Thames. Torpedoes will, it is believed, be employed, and certain wharves and bridges have, it is said, been already singled out for destruction.
A WEALTHY KLEPTOMANIAC. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 5 September 1884
A WEALTHY KLEPTOMANIAC. An elderly lady named Skinner, a person of means, was recently sent to gaol in I London for larceny. The punishment would have been heavy, but for proof that the lady was undoubtedly suffering from kleptomania. The charge on which she was now convicted was of stealing gloves, and of taking a bottle of brandy, which she - never drank. In her hand-bag was found over £200 in gold, and coin and notes of nearly £1000 in value were found in her premises. In her boxes were also found the following articles which had been " lifted " : -Among other things, 31 pairs of new stockings, 24 remnants of cashmere alpaca shawls, 12 dozen pillow-cases, 14 towels, 5 pairs of corsets, 17 silk scarves, 4 shawls, several pairs of slippers*, 4 pairs of boots, 8 purses, 6 rolls of ribbon, 27 skeins of tape, 8 brooches, 3 gold rings, 3 small brooches, 15 rings, 1 locket and chain, 1 gold watch, and hymn and prayer books. It was im- possible for anyone to identify these articles, as a...
LATEST NEWS BY THE MAIL. ARABIPASHA TO THE FRONT AGAIN [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 5 September 1884
LATEST NEWS BY THE MAIL. AK ABI PASHA TO THE FRONT AGAIN Thus a late English Liberal paper: . À well-remembered name is heard of again in connection with Egyptian troubles. Arabi Pasha has been interviewed in his retirement in Ceylon, and has favoured his interviewer with his opinion on the present state of affairs. He is no doubt willing that Europe should hear of him, and it might be correctly assumed that it would please him to be recalled to a commanding position at Cairo, through some new turn of the wheel of fortune, which he had played with BO disastrously. Nor would it be surprising if such an event were to occur. There is no man in Egypt who can think his position secure; and whether it be England or France that is destined to bring the present crisis to a terimation, Arabi Pasha is. as likely as any other enegetic military manto be em- ployed in reducing the elements of disorder. He declares that it was " more of a religious . than a political grievance in which the insurr...
COURTS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 5 September 1884
COURTS, Full Jurisdiction, £400, is held at Pal- merston, on Wednesday, as per following dates :-On September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5. Limited Jurisdiction, £20, will be held on September 19, October 17, November 14, and December ld. Licensing 3ench, on Tuesday, Septem* ber ll, and December ll.
THINGS AND OTHERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 5 September 1884
THINGS AND, OTHERS. SICKNESS- still prevents our/, upcountry reporter from sending his weekly, news budget. THE E. and: A. Company's, second new steamer, thc. "- Airlie, left England on July 19th... ' " ' THE goldper. escort this week-totals up. 62Soz., 392oz. being for Port Darwin; and 236oz. for Southport. V THE steam. launch.Maggie left here for. the Daly River last Friday evening with, a number of passengers, some for. pleasure and' others " on business quest intent." The exact object of the trip, we are unable to .supply.' OUR readers generally will, no .doubt, be pleased to hear that a money-order office, has at last been opened up country. The office was opened at Yam Greek (Shackle) on the 4th September, "You see .those trousers," queried a well-, known «fe>P.U. to j, friend tbe^otiwrdayt. holding np a newly acquired fit* >liilMkgB*"^ worth. "Well! I've just bcein roundto, the corner store and purchased wem ; hut if they say one word against me at the/ coming election ...
Telegraphic News. FROM OUR OWN COBRES PONDENT ADELAIDE. SEPTEMBER 4. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 5 September 1884
Telegraphic News. FROM OUR OWN COBRES PONDENT ADELAIDE. SEPTEMBER 4. Sir Robert Torrens died on Sun- day last at the age of 70 years. The Treasurer has introduced his taxation resolutions. He estimates city land to be worth £15,000,000 and other lands at £50,000,000, which, if taxed to the extent of a halfpenny in the pound, would return a revenue of £135,000. Taxable incomes he values at £2,300,000, and, with a tax of threepence in the pound, would derive an income of £31,000. A million and a half at sixpence in the pound would bring in a further yield of £39,000, making the total of his calculations up to £200,000. i The Government do not intend introducing a beer., or additional stamp tax.. ! Mr. Moule intends asking some very important questions relative to Northern Territory lands on Tues- day next. Graingers tariff motion has been withdrawn, the Government pro- mising to consider it during the recess. Fifteen thousand attended the eight Honrs demonstration sports on Monday, an...
PALMERSTON RACES. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 5 September 1884
PALMERSTON RACES. THROUPH press of time we were unable in our last jsrao to give as much notice of the third annual meeting of the N. T. Sacing C}ub as we desired. There can be no doubt it was the best conducted meeting the Club has had anything to do with-not alone the racing, but as far as the general management of the day's sport was concerned. Perhaps the greatest drawback experienced was the very defective course, which, how- ever it is more than probable will be well remedied before next year's carnival A fairer day's racing we have not had the pleasure of witnessing , for a long time, and the complete success of this year's racing will, no doubt, greatly in- fluence that of 1885. Instead of horse racing here wasting into nothingness, as some of the supposed knowing ones pre- dicted it would after the imaginary " crookedness " of last year's racing, it has been placed on a firmer basis than ever by undoubted energy, determin- ation, and the unanimous actions of those who had t...
OUR FINANCES. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 5 September 1884
OUR FINANCES. PERHAPS the most important financial statement that has ever been made concerning tho Territory was that made by the Minister of Justice in the legislative Council on August 5th, The surprising nature of the mainly important features in the Minister's speech commends itself to" those who have for many years with eager expectancy watched the Terri- tory gradually working itself free of the meshes of financial depression which' hitherto had the effeot of dampening its interests rather than forwarding them. Owing to the Government Resident's sub-estimates not having arrived at the time that the speech was made, the figures used caunot be accepted as final, but, as the Minister intimated, they could be received as conclusive to a certain extent. Casting aside the pre- liminaries, we come to that portion of the statement (as published in the OBSERVER) which runs as follows : " To his mind the Northern Territory was in a- far better position than he had expected to find it i...
POST OFFICE ORDERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 5 September 1884
POST OFFICE OBDEBS. For sams If payable in South Australia. Other Australian Colonies ) Tasmania, or New Zo aland J United Kingdom, India, or Î Cape of Good Hope ...... j Germany or Switserlánd Hongkong. Not exceeding £2 Above £2,| and not exceeding £8. 1 0 Above £5,| and not exceeding! £7. s. ». 0 6 1 0 2 6 2 0 8 6 6 0 4 6 No Single Order can he granted for more than £10.
HANLAN V. BEACH. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 5 September 1884
HANLAN V. BEACH. TriE following account of this great aquatic event is taken froni the Brisbane COURIER of the 18th August :-"The sculling race for £500 aside aud tho championship of tho world between Edward Hanlan, of Toronto, and William Beach, of Dapto, New South Wales, was rowed over the championship course on the Parramatta Uiver on August ICth. The event was witnessed by a vast con- course of spectators, who occupied every point of vantage along thc river banks, the greatest numbers being congregated in the vicinity of the Brothers, which was the winning point. It is estimated that between 60,000 and 60,000 persons witnessed the race. Every conceivable craft and all the available steamers on the waters of Port Jackson were brought into requisition, and the river from Putney to Gladesville presented a remarkably animated scene, such as has never before been witnessed on the waters of the Parramatta. The weather was beautifully fine, the water being comparatively smooth. The ste...
The North Australian. FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 5. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 5 September 1884
FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBERS:1 IN our issue of August 22nd; we pub- lished an article referring to the likeli- hood o£ a large prospecting party being formed to explore' hitherto " unworked portions of the Northern Territory in search of the precious metal; We. stated that Mr. Hugh Denny- was then in treaty with the Government Resident with a view to obtaining some, suitable help in the shape of a subsidy of £2 for. every £1 subscribed by those, who, intended joining the expedition. The matter was for the time being left in the. hands of Mr. Parsons, who referred to. thc authorities in Adelaide, and lost no time in procuring an answer. This week we are enabled to give our readers the answer, which is-That the Govern-, ment will not for a moment entertain the proposal. With the old Government in power, we might have expected this rebuff ; or had the Territory any- thing ^to^do. »with the, present financial position" of.: South 'Australia prober,-we could hardly have'imagined that the a...