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Eyery-Day Philosophy. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
Eyery-Day Philosophy. WHES weariness with life my spirit nil», . When deep disgust consumes me with my lot, I draw some store of comfort from the ills I haven't got. To find that fortune at your coming flies, . To he bankrupt in health, in fame, in parse. Is bad enough ; but, I philosophise, It might be worse. Incessantly we make a great ado. Tho month of Misery is wido «gape ; Bat happier we, I fanoy, if we knew What we escape. The common woes of life are bad enough. Misfortunes foll os easy os the dew, And still for every morning steak that's tough, ' There might be two. This one is sick : his wayward fate cries ont Against the leech, the calomel, the bed ; O inconsiderate person, cease to pout Yon might be dead 1 And this one hath the mitten ; be has wooed ; Vainly, alack, his wooing it hos sped; Well-even in this there's comfort, rightly viewed He might be wed! And here is one who whines : his all is swept Away in panic; he has had to "fail." He should, I think, be cheerful, tha...
GOLD POSTAGE, INLAND. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
GOLD POSTAGE, INLAND. Parcels containing gold not exceeding 250 ounces are carried by mail once every fortnight under Escort. Bate of postage charged is M per ounce, and every parcel must bc registered, A bonus of £5000 is offered by the South Australian Government for the first 500 tons of sugar grown and manufactured in the Northern Territory. A reward of £500 will be paid to the discoverer of a new goldfield m the Nor- thern Territory, after 5000 ounces have been taken from it. A reward of £10,000 is offered for the discovery of a qoal mine in thc Northern Territory. '
Yam Creek and Katherine, [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
Yam Creek and Katherine, (by packhorse). Moils leave Yam Creek on Wednesdays at 5 a.m. and arrive at Port Darwin Camp on Wednesday at 6.30 a.m. ; Grove Hill at 7 a.m.; Twelve-Mile Camp, 12 noon; Extended Union, 12.30 p.m. ; Union Beef, 4 p.m. ; Pine Oreek, 6 p.m. ; Katherine on Friday at 2 p.m. RETURN TBIP. Mails leave Ratherine on Saturdays at noon and arrive at Pine Creek on Sundays at 5 p.m. ; Union Beef, Monday, 7 a.m. ; Extended Union, 11.30 a.m. ; Twelve Mile Camp, 12, noon; Grove HilL 4 p.m.; Port Darwin Camp, 4.30 p.m. ; Yam Creek, 6 p.m.
POSTAL CHARGES. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
POSTAL CHARGES. Í LETTERS. PARCELS. PAPERS EnglandandEuropc' 6d-^oz doz., 4d. i China ... ... 6 £ 4 4 i Singapore direct... 6^4 4 " viaHongkongls., i 4 4 ï Java direct ... 6^44 $ "viaHongkongls. i 4 4 ^ Victoria. 2 £ 1 4 | New South Wales 2 è 1 4 £ Queensland, ... 2 £ 1 4 £ Tasmania w ... 2 ^1 4 li South Australia 2 | | -J- £ West Australia... 2 i I 4 £ Now Zealand ... 2, %~ 4 1 1
The Opening Turf Season. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
The Opening Turf Season. Every day brings ns nearer to tbe big sporting events of tbe coming year, and sportsmen all over the country are busy looking over and considering the entries, weights, and acceptances. The thorough exposure of the bogus con- sultation men, whose rascality compelled the legislature to stop all investments in that direction, leaves the sports- man precious little means of selecting and backing his fancy. The difficulty, however, has to a great extentbeen removed: Mr. E. E.Jones (the famous "Janitor," whose consultations were conducted from first to last with absolute straightness and fidelity) has notified his readiness re the events of the coming year. Mr. Jones, who is probably one of the best-known, and certainly one of tbe most trusted, men on the turf, executes commissions on the receipt of instructions by post or wire. Former patrons all through the country may rely on the latest and most reliable information being forwarded them, together with the very...
Beautiful Art Glassware. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
Beautiful Art Glassware. Certainly it can be Raid that the great International Ex. hibition at the Garden Palace, Sydney, was not without its substantial benefits. The great Exhibition did a mutual service in showing the colonial world something of the art industries of Great Britain, and at the same time of point- ing ont to English mannfactnrerers thc splendid new field which awaited their enterprise in Australia. Of all the British exhibits ut the Garden Paloce there was none, it will be remembered, moro attractive than the show of art glassware and chinawarc ; and it was an admitted fact that the exhibitors liad really no competitors. So wide was the satisfaction then expressed at the exhibits by the thou sands who thronged the immense building that thc princi Sal manufacturing exhibitors, Messrs. Thomas Webb and ons, resolved upon establishing a central representative house in Australin. This step, which has been signally successful, secured to the colony the magnificent exhibi...
Supplies of Paints and Paperhangings for Storekeepers. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
Supplies of Paints and Paper- hangings for Storekeepers. With thc increased moans of steamer and railway com mnnication, the importers of tho metropolis ore devoting their attention to departments solely for the country trade. In different parts of the interior the general storekeeper is looked upon for the entire requisites of life, and there is no line in which a larger trade is done, and none which makes a store a greater convenience than a complete stock of prepared and other paints, paperhangings, icc. The great object of life ia a pleasant and happy home, and with I the steady growth of the country's stability there is a developing taste for cheerful and tastefnlly-decorated residences. Mr. H. H. Groth, the well-known importer of ' George-street, Sydney, now supplies storekeepers with prepared paints ready for immediate usc, and also with assorted paperhangings in bale. In the prepared paints a very large business has been done in Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane ; householders...
How the Indians get their Rations. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
How the Indians get their Bâtions. A VJOET extraordinary scene is afforded every Monday evening at the agency, a few miles from Fort Bene, United States, beef and rations being issued on that day to 7000 Indians. Of Arapahoes there are 378 families, containing 5G0 men, 663 women, and 1177 children, a total of 2400. The Cheyennes are divided into 738families, consisting of 913 men, 1061 women, and 2313 children, a total of 4287. Grand total of Arapahoes and Cheyennes, 6687. These 6687 Indians are fed and clothed by the Government. To every family of six, a pound and a half of coffee, two and one fourth pounds of sugar, and eight pounds of flour - are issued per week, in addition to the allowance of beef. On Mondays, when this latter is issued, a vast concourse of Indians assemble round the commissary department, a substantial brick building within a stone's-tbrow of the Canadian Biver. Each band of forty-five persons elects a representative, who is furnished a ticket num- bered from ...
ANOTHER ENOCH ARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
ANOTHER ENOCH ARDEN. A curious case, arising out of the return of a man supposed to be dead, and whose wife;'had contracted a second marriage, came before the county court judge(Mr. Giffard), at 'Plymouth, recently. In 1866, Dorcas Pile married George Henry "Webber, at Barnstaple, the issue being a boy. Some ! years afterwards, Webber deserted, his wife, and; Mrs. Webber, believing him to be dead, . married James Bundle, of Plymouth, at - the -Eegistry office at Tavistock, on Dec. 27, .1877/ Previous to this second marriage a deed was executed, settling upon the wife and her child a certain sum of £240, of which she was then possessed, and which was. placed in the hands of trustees. If the woman survived her husband the money waa to be absolutely hers, bufif Rundle sur- vived her i hen the income was to go to John Pile Webber, the son, until he attained the age of 21 years, when the whole amount was to become his absolutely. If, however, John Pile Webber died before attaining his ma...
MURDERED BY HER MISTRESS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
MURDERED BT HER MISTRESS. .An inquest was held on July 19, at Nant mel; ; Bhayader, near Llandnndod, Wales, on'the body of Mary Ann Hathway, domes- tic; servant, aged 17, who was shot dead by her mistress, Mrs. Edwards, on Sunday previous It appeared that for the past 12 months Airs. Edwards had been subject to fits of insanity, and, under medical advice, a woman was employed to look after her. On Sunday evening the nurse went to chapel, leaving Mrs. Edwards and Hathway at home. Mrs. Edwards called Hathway up- stairs, and as she entered the room fired a gun, which she had secretly obtained and loaded, point-blank at the unfortunate girl. The charge passed through Hathway's body, causing her death in a few minutes.-The jury returned a verdict of " Wilful murder" against Mrs. Edwards, adding that they did not consider her responsible for her actions. At the magisterial examination subsequently held the prisoner was committed for trial on the capital charge.
Political. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
Political. " That was an historic speech," says Reynolds' paper "when Mr. Gladstone narrowed down the action of Earl Salisbury to the miserable shuffling of which that ? statesman has through in- numerable bnnglings shown proof. His opposition is based on no principle;;beyond that of leading a party, and for that end would Bacrafice everything." Just after reading that we stumbled on this in the DISPATCH : " There is the hnffishness of an undisci- plined child rather than the shrewdness of a states- man, conscious of; his own integrity and vigour and of the faults of hisjopponents, in his impulsive action on Thursday. Mr. Labouchere asked the Prime Minis- ter the question as to whether he would advise her Majesty to create sach a nnmbeer of peen as would render it more difficult than it is at present waa for the Upper Chamber to throw out measures intro- duced into the House of Commons by Liberal Ministries, and passed by large majorities. Mr. Gladstone, however, at once threw cold ...
Wit & Humour. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
Wit & Humour. Too " fly " to be caught-The ball that is , knocked over the garden vail. " Tanned kids " are not fashionable in a . family where the children never obey their parents. A Melbourne physician says that red noses are caused by tight, lacing. Getting lacing tight will have the same effect. A Brisbanite says before he was married he thought his wife was " s thing of beamy," and now he knows she is a " jaw forever." " No, I haven't been to the bird-show," said a man who was very deeply in debt ; "there are too many bills there to suit me, and just now I'm trying to find a way to feather my own nest." " Gentlemen of the jury," said a Sydney lawyer, last week, " there were jost thirty-six pig« in the drove. Please remember the fact-jost three times as many as in the jury-box, gentlemen.'' Every married man ought to get his life insured. In case of death, fighting the insurance company for the premium would occupy the widow's mind, and keep her from brooding over her m...
A VERY STRANGE SUICIDE. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
,. A VERY STRANGE SUICIDE. About four o'clock on. July. 21 à police constable discovered the dead body of a young man lying on the stèps leading from ; the Holborn viaduct into Farringdon-street, London. There was a fearful wound on the right side of the head, and in his right hand he clutched a breechloading pistol, which had evidently been just discharged. The corpse , was removed to the mortuary, and on being searched, a letter addressed to the coroner was found in the coat pocket. It was as follows :-" June 13.-Sir, - At times I have thought it a pity to throw my life away. However, I have chosen the better of two alternatives, and have given up the struggle with which I have become wearied and disgusted. I am not insane, but for the sake of frustrating the barbarous old law anent suicides, I have no objection to the usual verdict being nominally found. -Tours, &c, EDWABD JOXES." The de- ceased is reported to have been employed as a telegraph derk, and was about 26 years...
PAYING THE STAKES—EXTRAORDINARY SCENE. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
PAYING THE STAKES-EXTRAORDINARY SCENE. The stake of £1000 von in the match between Beabh and Hanlan was paid over at the Inter- colonial Hotel, King and Pitt streets, Sydney, on Monday evening, August 18. Extraordinary scenes occurred. The committee-room was crowded to ex- cess daring the evening, and about 5000 persons gathered in the street in front of the hotel. Hanlan was loudly cheered on making his appearance, and when he had come upstairs to the room Beach entered shortly after, and the two shook hands. Among those present were many who had been pro- minent in arranging and carrying oat the match, the two trainers of the competitors, and a number of gentlemen who had taken an active interest in the match. Mr. F. Smith, the stakeholder, was voted to the chair, and, having an order from the umpire, Mr. P. J. Clarke, to pay over the stakes, handed to Beach the £1000 he had won. The Champion, in receiving it, said he was very proud of the honour he had won for himself as weU as f...
HANLAN v. BEACH. £500 A-SIDE AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
HANL AN v. BEACH. £500 A-SIDE AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD. Beach ! Beach ! !. Beach ! ! ! and Hanlan ! Hanlon!! Hanlan ! ! ! has filled the air and the papen for days and days, and now nothing will be heard for some time hat challenges and counter challenges, and rumours of challenges, and for a period the public ear will ring with profound tips and bets about Laycock Mid Boss and Clifford. Well, it was a grand race, and it is certainly amusing to hear what so and so said before-hand, and what deep designs are afloat about the inevitable return match. Every street corner, private house, and bar- room rings with it, and no doubt we shall hear of the Beach hat, and the Beach brand of whisky before long. The papers are full of the details of the racing.. The general impression left on the 'minds of men competent to judge is, that Beach is a greater man than anybody ever suspected, and that the race was rowed on its merits. The official time was Mile... .... ... : ... 6min 8sec Pu...
Sporting Mems. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
Sporting Mems. Oaric, who ran second: in the two-year old Stakes mt Band wick, hu been purchased by Kr. Smart Bargo has been backed for the V.B.C. Derby for a few thousands, and ia now a better favourite for that event that event than Garfield. The deceptive chesnnt, Countryman, who haa coat his followers a fortune, has been disposed of again, Kr. J. D. Robertson being the purchaser this time. Blazes, by Meteor-Eveline, has been backed to win the Hawkesbury Handicap for » hatfull of money down to 101. Blazes is a son of Mr. Patterson's old horse Meteor. In a gallop at Randwick last w eek, over a mile and a half, Tramp had Sir Hodred in difficulties all the way, and the Sydney tout« stoutly assert that the New Zealnd hone cannot win. Masquerade, the winner of the Metropo- litan of'ta, wno left in the Carthage, in charge of his owner, Mr. E. K. Fsitland, for India, in Jone, had a ter- ribly rough voyage and will be unfit to ran for some months. Barry Woods, a jockey engaged in Eng- la...
Charles Dickens—an Acrostic. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
Charles Dickens-an Acrostic. Come to the grave of Diekens once again, Hearts near and far throughout the wide world's range, AB on the day when came death's mournful change, Bevealing what his life had been to men. Love's tears his silent epitaph were then, Ensuring more than scroll or song the fame,! So simply great, which o'er his honoured name Did rise throngh wondrous power of heart and pen. In our affection's bahn he rests, from whom Came fervent words of human-love and ruth, Kind drops that fall on hearts as rain on earth, Exciting blessed sympathies to bloom Nor holds his page alone bf e's pain and troth, Since o'er our tears gleams sunshine of his mirth. Cross and crown are on his tomb, Holly-branch and myrtle bloom ; ' And between them, as they twine, Bons " a spray of Western pine," lake a symbol or a sign. Ever thus the Master wrought Sadness with the sunny thought ! Death will sere the leaf and bloom In the glorious minster-gloom Crumple cross and crombie crown, Keep the...
Agricultural Implement Trade. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 19 September 1884
Agricultural Implement Trade. An important announcement bas put been made at Sydney to the effect that Hudson Brothers (Limited) have resolved on the manufacture, on a colossal scale, of all descriptions of fanning and pastoral appliances, such as ploughs, harvesters, binders, horse-gear, windmills, water-augurs, «fee. The company put £120,000 worth of machinery solely to this class of work, and their prices will be a heavy cut. under importers. They are now re- ceiving applications for advances in every town in the colonies, and communications on this point are invited from respectable storekeepers and others.