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MR. HAYTER'S YEAR BOOK. [FROM THE WEST AUSTRALIAN.] [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
ME. HATTER'S YEâJJ BOOE. [FROM THE WEST A.URTEAI.IA.N. I THAI most admirable of all Austra- lian statistical serials, Mr. HATTER'S Victorian Year Book, reached us by the last mail. It deals with the year 1884, hut the difficulties of collecting, compiliug, digesting, and printing appear to be sufficient to prevent its publication at un earlier period. Were it possible to get rid of this, the only flaw to be found, there can be no doubt that the last completing touch would be given toa work, which would do infinite credit to any of the most advanced and ambitious Governments of either the old or the new worlds The present is its twelfth year of is- sue, and it follows almost precisely iu the steps of its ancestors. The are h j we ver, one or two supplementary features. In nearly all toe AUSCI lian colonies the land systems pi viously enforced have undergone gre modifications, in some cases they ha been wholly i evolutionised, with the last few years. Mr. HAYIEB hf with the liberal as...
MELBOURNE TEA-TABLE TALK. MELBOURNE, March 10th, 1886. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
I MELBOURNE TEA-TABLE TALK. JU-ELBor/EíTE, March 10lh, 1886. WE have been in the tliroes of a genera* election for the past three weeks. Last Friday was the polling day and it was proclaimed a public holiday. Groat ex- citement prevailed ; the city was full of cabs and carriages bearing the voters to the polling booths. The very children talked politics. I am rather glad it is all over. Until women are allowed to vote they will never take any real interest in - political affairs. The "Mikado" is still in full Bwing. The Theatre Boyal is crowded every " night, and the box-plan is filled up four weeks iu advance. I hear there is a talk of raising the price of the dress circle seats to seven shillings and sixpence. The libretto of the opera is in every house and is as much read as the last new novel. Here is a description of some of the dres- ses worn by the actors. The " Mikado'* (Mr. Forde) wears a black satin costume. It is lined with gold, and edged with a broad gold band. He wears...
STATEMENTS IN ADELAIDE PAPERS ABOUT WESTERN AUSTRALIA. FROM THE WEST AUSTRALIAN [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
RESTATEMENTS IN ADELAIDE Hip;-' PAPERS ABOUT WESTERN ¡lr AUSTRALIA. |§; FEO M THE WEST AUSTBAIilA-N p THE telegram from Adelaide which -we published on Tuesday last, and to Ç. which brief reference was made in our |/' -columns by a correspondent yester r -day, requires, perhaps, somewhat fur Î ther comment. We shall find, proba |«" "hly, when the South Australian papers .-I .reach us containing the strictures on |; --this colony referred to by our tele IÍ .graphic correspondent, that we have not been without defenders. Several "West Australians are now resident in ¡f ' South Australia, and one of them, ? .Mr. fi. W. HOWARD, at any rate, would be most unlikely to allow false ? impressions to be spread concerning us without contradiction ; while if hu -d^areply to our detractors his words sHnd have considerable weight. lu ? ordinary circumstances it might mat- ter little what these returned South Australians said. But, unfortun- ately, just at a time when cer- tain classes of the popu...
SIR J. LUBBOCK'S VIEWS OF THE PRESENT CRISIS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
SIR J. LUBBOCK'S VIEWS OF THE PRESENT CRISIS. SIB J. LUBBOCK, in a letter to the Morn- ing Post on the subject of proportional., representation, Bays One effect of the single seat system has been that in thou- sands ot eases the elector has had io* choose between twoeandidates, neither of. whom represented his views. Moderate Liberal* have had to select between a Conservati re and a Radical. Liberal. Churchmen have in many constituencies found themselves in the dilemma of being unable to support Mr. Gladstone unless« they were prepared to vote tor a dises- tablishment candidate. Proportional re- presentation, on tlie other hand; would, free the electors, enable them to support men of their own views, and give us the real opinion of the country. Under the singlo members system tim effect of votes would depend not meielyon their number but on their distribution. The late elec- tion brings out this result very forcibly,., for while the Conservatives have 30 seats too few, counting 60 i...
INQUEST AT FREMANTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
INQUEST AT FREMANTLE. A Coroner's Inquest was held at- the Fremantle Court House on Tuesday.before-. Mr. James Lilly, J. P., on the body nf John Thomas Watson, chief mate of the schooner Airlie. It appeared from the - evidence that the deceased was in the act of throwing a rope to a boat in which were the captain and Mr,. Ferguson with, several children. The man overbalanced himself and fell into the sea. The captain,. Joseph Knight, made every effort to assist the man to recover himself, and a rope was flung to him which fell across his body, and although he was at the tinte above water, he made no effort to seize it. In about two minutes he disappeared. beneath the surface. The accident took place on the 18th March, and the body was sot recovered until the 22nd instant,-, when the boatswain saw it drifting ashore. He subsequently reported the matter to - the police at Rockingham and arranged to bring the body to Fremantle. Both the - captain and boatswain Whitefield . Bay the body...
A NARROW ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
A NARROW ESCAPE. WHAT might have proved to be a very serious accident befell Mrs. Julian Harper last Saturday. The lady in question was a member of a picnic party, which was given by Major Gordon, lt appears that gentleman having made up his mind to " return to South Australia by the last mail,, took a party of friends as far as Narrogin,, at which place the coach was to pick him np. In the course of the forenoon, Major , Gordon and another gentleman were 8tandiug with Mrs. Harper, Miss Hens- man, and another lady, on the edge of a gully, when the party lost their footing and fell to the bottom. The gentlemen escaped uninjured, but Mrs. Harper was pitched head foremost on to a rock, a dis- tance of several feet. Tho force of the blow rendered her unconscious for a -con- siderable time, besides cutting her head very severely, and causing a great losa* of blood. 'Eventually, she recovered sufficiently to be brought home in the afternoon. Since then we are glad to-» learn that the inju...
He Obliged. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
He Obliged. " I say ! " called a man who was driving a horse and trap in the interest of a candidate, " you have a vote, haven't you P " " Yes," replied the person addressed. " Then get in and I'll take you up to the polls." " Oh, I think not." " Think not ¡ Why, of course you will." " But it's two miles up there." " Don't make any difference. Get in here." "I'd rather not." " Won't you do it to ohlige me ? Won't you go to the polls as a special favour to an old friend?" " Why, yes, I suppose so, but-" " No buts about it. I want you to oblige me." After reaching the polling place the driver got out, but the other remained in the trap. .« Well, aren't you going to vote ? " " Why, I voted this morning." You did! Then what did you come up here for P" " I didn't want to, but you said so muoh, and seemed so anxious, that I felt it a sort of duty. I'm ready to be driven, back now." But he didn't go in that trap.
The Coachman. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
The Coachman. An Albany joker not long ago observed the driver of a closed brougham dozing away upon the box. Leaving his companions, he silently opened the door of the carriage, and, closing it with a loud snap, addressed an imaginary person within, and, politely doff- ing his hat, promised to call Boon. The driver had meanwhile straightened up, and glancing hastily over his shoulder, perceived the wag smiling upon his mistress, as he thought, and when that gentleman looked up at him and uttered the word " home," he took up the reins and speedily drove off. No one bnt the lady and the coachman will ever know what transpired after she crossed tho threshold of the family mansion.
A Persistent Advocate. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
A Persistent Advocate. A St. Petersburg paper Touches for the truth of a legal story which quite comes up to anything of the kind yielded by our own courts of law. A man found himself just recently in the prisoner's dook on a third charge of theft. His advocate, a young man, made a long speech to the jury in defence, and towards the close spoke as follows : -" Now, gentlemen of the jury, let ns go into the depths of history-let ns go back 5,000 years-" " I must ask you to keep to the subject," interposed the judge. " Then we will go but 3,000 years back," continued the lawyer, " and we see without doubt-" Another reminder from the Bench. " Good, we'll go back 1,000 years; or, no-since it is forbidden to appeal to history, let us tura to geography. In the Sandwich Islands--" A third call to order. "Very well, was the advocate's responser; "in the islands lying nearer to ns, as Madeira, there exists along* observed and very honourable ouatom-" " Mr. Advocate," interrupted the judge .g...
Definition. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
Definition. '* Mother, said a little Rockland girl, look- ing up from her book, " what does transatlan- tic mean P" "Oh, across the Atlantic, of course. Don't bother me, you made me forget my count. " "Does trans always mean across ?" "I suppose it does. If yon don't stop bothering me with your questions you'll go to bed." "Then does transparent mean a cross pa- rent?" Ten minutes later she was resting in her little oouoh, '
Evolving a Story. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
Evolving a Story. " Ah !" said Jones, a oommeroial traveller, to a group of friends," " I was witness to a sad sight just before leaving Chicago." And then he told bow he had seen a poor German emigrant with his wife and family of eight yellow haired children, how he had become interested in them and had learned that they had left their native land to Beek a home in the northwest. He was touched with the tenderness of the father and Baw him pur- chasing apples for the children. All the family except the father had taken their seats on the train and he was just making change on the platform for his small purchase when the train began to move out of the depot. He made a rush for it, slipped, and then before the eyes of the poor family and other horror-struck passengers his head was taken off by the cars. Jones' friends were much affected, and it was decided to take up a purse for the poor widow and fatherless children, and this was speedily done and a neat sum presented to Jones to be...
He "Took" the Tonic. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
He "Took" the Tonic. " Tou are accused of stealing a demijohn of whiskey from Houghton & Robinson's store, on Austin Avenue," said Justice Teg ner to Jim Webster, the prisoner at the bar. " Tes, sab ; I 'spec's I'm guilty niggab. I went dar las' night, and tuok de demijohn." " How did you come to do that ?" " A white man put me up to it sah." " What is the nairne of the white man ?" " Dr. Grasser, sah, what lips up dar noah de ole Ben Thompson Place." , " That's not poBBÍble." " Y es, sah, hit am. I went to dat doctor about a misery in de chest, and he tole me to take a tonic ebery night befoah goin' to bed and hearin' dat whiskey am a good tonio, dat very night I took de tonic from de liquor store, I pried open de back doab." "Yes, we all know about that. I am not a medioal man, but I'll have to presoribe for you myself. What you need ÍB rest, and I'll bind you over to wait the action of the grand jury." " Dat's what a man gits from folierin' de advise ob dese heab medical ...
More than They Bargained For. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
More than They Bargained For. A humorous young man waa driving a horse which was in the habit of stopping at every house on the roadside. Passing a country tavern, where were collected togeth- er some dozen countrymen, the animal, as usual, ran opposite the door and then stop- ped, in spite of the young man, who applied his whip with all his might to drive the ani- mal on. The menin the porch commenced a hearty laugh, and some inquired if he would sell that horse. "Yes," said the young man, "but I cannot recommend him, as he once belonged to a butcher, and stops when- ever he hears any calves bleat." That set- tled them, and they retired to the bar in si- lence."
What Kills People. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
What Kills People. How are you, Mr. Trepid ? How do yon feel to-day, Mr. Trepid ? ' "A great deal worse than I was, tbank'ee-'most dead, I'm obliged to you. I'm always worse than I was, and I don't think I was ever any bet- ter. I'm very sure, anyhow, that I'm not going to be any better, and for the future you may always know I'm worse without asking any questions, for the questions make me worse if nothing else does." " Why, Trepid, what's tiie matter with yon?" "Nothing I tell you, in particular. But a great deal is the matter with me in general; and that's the danger because we don't know what it is. That's what kills people-when they can't tell what it is ; that's what killing me. My great grandfather died of it, and so will I. The doctors don't know it; they oas't tell ii They say I'm well enough when I'm bad enough; and so there's no help. I'm go- ing off some of these days, right after my great grandfather, dying of nothing in partic- ular, but of everything in general. That'...
Some Bulls. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
Some Bulls The following: are a few triple bulls :-A lady rushed to her husband with the pleasing news-"You remember the diamond pin that I lost the other day ? Well, it wasn't lost at all ; for I have found it this morning in the drawer of my toilet table."-A lad went to look for some rabbits which he had left in the yard; but the door was open and the rabbits were gone. " Well," he exclaimed, " here they are! all run away out of the yard, except the liitle chap I locked np in the cellar!"-On board a passenger steamer where such luxuries are conveyed in great numbers, a dog chased some ducks till they flew overboard into the sea. " Darn ye," said the officer, " here ye are, safely landed in the sea ; and we'll have to stop the steamer and lower a boat, afore we can get ye back to shore on board." She-My dear, shall we get a turkey for our Christmas dinner, or a brace of pheasants P" He-" ' Pon my word, I don't «are smoh. Turkey, pheasant, or chioken, aa long as it isn't meat." She ...
Gascoyne Racing Club. MONDAY & TUESDAY, 1st and 2nd November. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
Gascoyne Baaing Club. MONDAT ¿ TUESDAY, 1st and 2nd ftovcniber. PRESIDENT-M. Brown, Esq., M.L.C. VICE PRESIDENTS-J. S. Davis, Esq., A..Bus. seil, Esq., and C. D. V. Foss, Esq. STEW ABDS-Messrs. A. Campbell, W. Lefroy, C. Gale, W. Howard, G. H. Botton, and L. Davis. HON. SECEETARY and TREASURES -W. Howard, Esq.
"WESTERN MAIL." No. 15, Vol. 1. CONTENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
Î « WISTËRN MAILV So. 15, Toi. 1. CONTENTS. THE NOVELIST A Stent Chase : By Mrs, Oasbel Hoey. Part II, Chap. VII. ... 3, 4 THE STOET TELLER Jephtha'e Daughter. 4 Blighted Homes . 7,8 Above the Mountain Mist ... ... 8 Foster, the Medium. 14 The Child and the Snow-flakes-The Tell-Tale Diamond . 21 THE LADIES' PAGE (By " Housewife ") The Kitchen - Work Table - Fashions - Receipts - Woman's Sympathy-A Cure for Clothes Moths . 5 NEWS OP THE WEBB:. 9 OUR LONDON LETTES ... 9 SPOETINO Sporting Gossip: by Vindex-Gingin Baces-Northam Races - Perth Yacht Club . 10 The Match between the Eunice and the Maori-Union CC v. I'Zingari CC-M.C.C. v. Fremantle CC Notes. ll Farewell to the Australian Eleven 15 SHIPPING . 12 THE MONTH. 12 THE MAILS. 12 COMMERCIAL ... . 12 j LEADING AETICLE- j Settlers we do not Want ... ... 12 NOTES AND COMMENTS Prince Bismarck's Liquor Measure -Observance of a Civic By-Law - A Good Sign - Compulsory School Attendance-Military Pic- nics-The Electoral Lists-Easter Encampme...
PERTH YACHT CLUB. GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
PERTH YACHT CLUB. ' ^ >S -; ! 'Wr' m GENEBAL MEETING OP MEMBBBB. '.'?'V'V A speciaj general meeting of the members of the Perth Yacht Club washeldonTnesday . evening at the Criterion Hotel, the commodore' (Mr. Gugeri), presiding. The chairman said . that the business of the meeting consisted of "'? the election of a secretary in the room of ' i \Mr. S. H. Wright, and the altération of several of the rules, and the - consideration of any questions as to the management; of the boat- * house. On the motion of Mr. Webb, seconded by % Mr. Ord, Mr. Bennion was unanimously elect- ed honorary Secretary. - Mr. A. B. Wright and Mr. Darley were elected members of the Club. Mr. V. iffesbit moved and Mr. Burnside seconded a motion amending rule 3 which, stated the amount of the annual subscription to be a guinea. The mover said that np te r .> the present time about .£250 had been ex- pended upon a boat house and jetty and new members should contribute something . : . &lt; towards ...
MR. FROUDE'S IMPRESSIONS OF VICTORIA. [By telegram to the Leader.] LONDON, January 15. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 27 March 1886
MR. FROUDE'S IMPRESSIONS OF VICTORIA. &lt; ? ? w [By telegram to the Leader."] LONDON, January 15. Mr. Fronde has produced his long promised record of his colonial experiences, under the . j title of Oceana ; or Englnnd and Her Colonies, It is published by Messrs Longmans, and seems to paint everything couleiw de rose va. 1 Australia, and still more so in New Zealand. , There is slight exception to this in the way in I which some colonial personalities are treated of; but, as a rule, he admired everything from, tho universal prosperity of the people dov.n, to his new experiences of magpies and laugh- ing jackasses. As regards the cipitals, Mr. Froude thought more of the handsome regularity of Adelaide than of the more im j posing architecture of Melbourne. He has, l however, nothing but pleasant recollections I of the latter. He thought Sir Henry Loch, was admirably fitted for the responsible post he filled. Your late Premier he des- cribes as follows:-"Mr. Service, the Pre-...