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TERRIBLE MURDER. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
TERRIBLE MURDER. THE news of the sad and terrible end of James Lawless, which was made town gossip early in the week, has certainly thrown everyone into a state of alarm and dismay. From a reliable source we glean the follow- ing particulars : Lawless had been away from his shop during the early part of the evening of Saturday last, and upon returning home for the night he dis- covered a Chinaman just on the point of making off with some ar- ticles that he had appropriated. The deceased immediately blocked the robber, who dropped what he was carrying and closed in a struggle. Lawless, being a powerful man, was apparently getting the best of it, when the robber drew a sheath-knife from his belt and stabbed deceased in the neck, completely severing the Sgular vein. At this juncture, J. 'Keddie and T. Buckland (who had heard the noise of the struggle) arrived on the scene to offer assist- ance, but were too late to be of any service to the unfortunate man, as he expired shortly after h...
POST OFFICE ORDERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
POST OFFICE OEDEES. For sums If payable in South Australia . 1 Other Australian Colonies ") . Tasmania, or Wow Zealand j United Kingdom, India, or \ Cape of Good Hope ,..... $ Germany or Switzerland Hongkong. Not exceeding £2 S. D. 0 0 1 0 10 Above £2, and not exceeding £5. S. D. 0 0 .1 0 2 0 4 0 3 0 Above £5,|. and not exceeding I £7. 3 0 No Single Órdor can bc grantod for moro than £10. A Money Order Office was opened at Tam Greet (Shackle) on thc 4th Septem her, 1S84.
PETTY THEFTS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
-? PETTY THEFTS. TO THE EDITOR. DEAR SIB,- The leading article in your issue of the 30th Ju?y, criticising nj letter on upcountry thefts, most certainly demands a reply from myself, and in common justice I claim its insertion at your hands. In reviewing the article as a whole I think it is written in a mistaken sense, and cannot he taken as a reply to my letter. I am glad to see that you admit the truth of what I state in the main point but- that I have abused, as yon say, the members of the Police Department because I have VEHEMENTLY taxed the head of it with knowingly permitting a disgraceful state of things to exist for some time, I deny altogether. That such a state does exist cannot be gainsaid, and it is equally certain that the remedy is difficult, unless the instructions issued to the troopers are considerably altered. The cure is easy so long as it is set about in the right way. But such matters as these are left to the intelligence of thc Department. It is only when the si...
The North Australian. FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 26. THINGS AND OTHERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
f|ke ^íorlh ^nstrnliatt. ERIDAYE VENING-, SEPTEMBER 26, THINGS AND OTHERS. . MB. F. FOEBCHE, Inspector of Police, pro-, ceeded to the Daly River carly tliis week to " general " the nigger hunt now going on there. PALMERSTON is now being connected with Fannie Bay by telephone, for the double purpose, we presume, of facilitating shipping matters and aiding in thc recap- ture of any prisoner who escapes from gaol in the future. THE E. & A. Co's, new steamer " Airlie " is due at Port Darwin, from Foochow, on the 1st October. The s.s. Laju left Hong- kong for here, VIA Singapore, on the 23rd instant, and may be looked for about the 3rd or 4th of October. PICKFORD'S Family Hotel has now been considerably improved by the proprietor having made an addition of 7 bedrooms, four 10ft, by-14ft, and three 12ft. by 14ft., with brick walls loftfin height, constructed of bricks made at Shoal Bay, which should have a cooling effect upon the building itself. MB. O'DONNELL seems to have had a ...
SHIPPING. ARRIVED [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
SHIPPING. ARRIVED September 20-The E. & A. Co's. s.s. Menmuir, Captain P. Hehns, from Hong- kong. 7 Chinese passengers. 100 tons of general cargo.-V. V. Brown, agent. SAILED. September 22-The s.s. Menmuir, for Southern Ports. Passengers.-Mrs. Gardiner, Mr. and Mrs. Dewar, Messrs. Lund, Wilhams, Love, W. H. Gray, H. G. Gray, M'Intyre, Fitzgerald, D. Wadeson. Chaxrell, Bogers, Robertson, Wiltshire, and 5 divers. Cargo-13 pkgs diving gear, Hudson ; 1 package, Lawrie ; 1 package, Nash ; 1 case specimens, P. B. Allen & Co. ; 43 hides, 3 bags of horns, 3 bags of shank bones, Lawrie & Co. ; 1471 oz. gold, Town & Country Bank,-V. V. Brown agent. MOVEMENTS. The s.s. Hoi-how sailed on the 22nd for here from Sydney. The s.s. Taiwan arrived in Sydney from Brisbane ou the 23rd. The s.s. Guthrie sailed for here from Sydney on the 23rd. The Tannadice leaves Sydney on the 9th October. The s.s. Tamsui left Hongkong on the 23rd. for Port Darwin. The betting in London i...
POSTAL CHARGES. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
POSTAL CHARGES. LETTERS. PARCELS. PAPERS EhglandandEurope 6d ¿oz doz., dd. - - i China ... ... 6 I--4 -4 I. . Singapore direct... 6 -3- , 4 4 ^ . '" viaHongtqng ls., -3- "4 "4 & Java direct ... G 4 4 ' ^ ? ' "-^via Hongkong ls. -| - 4 .'' 4 1 Victoria... , 2 1 . 4- | . New South Wales 2 |.' l 4 £ Queensland ... 2 4' 1 4 Tasmania 2 -3- '1 4 li South Australia . ; :2 % ^ 3 * West Australia.... -2. Í 1 4 | New Zealand ... . 2 4 1 1
A Tale of the Dover Express. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
A Tale of the Dover Express. How did I do it? Wei], sit yon down, if you've ten minutes to spare, And I'll tell you the tale how it happened to me-well, to me and my mate out there.''. Don't put it all down to our boast and brag, for I'll take my oath w« try, We engine fellowB, to stick to the roil, if we happen to live or die. It isn't because with filth and grease we are covered from foot to bend That we haven't got pluck like soldier Bill in his uniform smart and red. We haven't got bands to tootle to ns, nor women, nor mates to cheer, We march at the sound of thc station bell, and the scream of the wind in our ear ; We have gals to love us, and children, too, who cling to the fane and neck, Though we're never called to the grand parade, or-marched to the hurricane deck, A man's a mnn when he does his work-well, it may be more or less, Bat in Fenian days you should say your prayers when driving the Dover Express. We started off-'twas a night in June-and the beautiful moon shone b...
Southport and Twelve-Mile. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
Southport aud Twelve-Mile. (bj coach.) UrMAiL.-~-Lcaves Southport on Sun- day, at 5 a.m., and arrive at Bridge Creek on Mondays at 10 a.m.; Bort Darwin . Camp, Monday,. 2 p.m.; Grove Hill, Mon- day, 2.30 p.m. ; Twelve-Mile, Monday, at 8 p.m. ; Union Beef, Tuesday, 7 a.m. DOWN MAIL.-Leaves Union .Beefs on Tuesdays at ll a.m., and arrives at Twelve Mile on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.; Grove Hill 5.30 p.m. ; Port Darwin Camp, 6 p.m. Leaves Port Darwin Camp on Wednes- days at 7- a.m. and-"arrives; at Grove Hill 7.30 a.m.; Bridge Creek, ll a.m.; South- port at 6 p.m.
Farmer & Grazier. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
Farmer & Grazier. Â correspondent wishes answers to the following questions :-What is the most prolific kind of swine that have the following qualities- . easiest keepers ; fatten at any age ; do well on red clover; make from one hundred and fifty, to two hundred pounds of pork at eight months old. The small Yorkshires (white), and the Essex (blaek) are the easiest keepers. They will fatten at any ace, in fact, if fairly well fed, are always fat. These pigs do well on red clover, keep fat, and will make two hundred pounds pigs at eight months old. A cross-bred pig will do better. Say pigs half small Yorkshires, and half Berkshire, with thc latter for their dam, or the Yorkshire or Esses crossed upon big sows of any breed. Great milkers have from time to time appeared among the highest bred cows of the grandest of English breeds, the Shorthorns, but the original stock from which this long pedigreed race has sprung is famous for giving a great abundance of milk, so that not on...
Yam Creek and Katherine, [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
Yam Creek and Katherine, (by packhorse). Mails 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 j 7 a.m. ; Twelve-Mile Camp, 12 noon; i Extended Union, 12.30 p.m. ; Union Scef, 4 p.m. ; Pine Oreck, 6 p.m. ; Katherine on Friday at 2 p.m. HETUKS TBIP. Mails leave Eatherine on Saturdays at noon and arrive at Pine Creek on Sundays at 5 p.m. ; Union Reef, 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.
GENERAL MISCELLANY. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
GENERAL MISCELLANY. Some time ago an old woman who had received a cheque went with great glee to a hank to draw the money. " This cheque is crossed; we can't pay it over the counter, my good woman." " All right, sir ; I'll come round, then," was the reply. Two gentlemen are discussing a third, while the coach jolts painfully over the uneven surfaces of the street. " He's a sad scoundrel, I fear," says one of the gentlemen. " Not such a sad scoundrel," replies the other, as the vehicle plunges into ahole in the pavement "as you-'* " Wh-what?" "As you think," says the other recovering his breath. Why is the letter F like death P Be cause it makes all fall. Two persons were brought up before a magistrate charged with a theft. There being insufficient evidence against them tho magistrate told thom not to come there again or they might not be so fortunate. One of the prisoners said, " No, your wor- ship, we'll not come again. We should not come again. We should not have come now had we n...
FAULDING'S INSECT DESTROYING POWDER [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
FATTLDING'S INSECT DESTROYING POWDER Is carefully prepared from- the freshest and strongest flowers obtainable in the European markets, and- is guaranteed superior to any other preparation of the kind ever offered to the public of Austra- lia. It is indispe-nsible to Travellers by Bail or Steamboat, Emigrants, Stewards of* Vessels, Tourists, and Visitors to the Seaside, for protecting Clothes, Bedding,. Cabins, and Sleeping. Apartments from Fleas, Bugs, Cockroaches, Moths, and. Mosquitoes, Sold by all Chemists and Storekeepers,, in Tins ls. each. F. H. FATJLDING & CO. WHOLESALE & RETAIL CHEMISTS,. ADELAIDE AKDi£QBI ADELAIDE.
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
MISCELLANEOUS. The English agricultural returns for the year 1883 show that the number of horned cattle is greater by 195,000 than it vas in 1882. Sheep and lambs had also increased to the extent of 748,000, swine by 107,355. Mr. Butler, a young Irish landlord, was reported on June ll, to have married the daughter of the herd on his estate. The marriage had been strongly opposed by the young man's friends ; but the recent death of his father put him in possession of £4000 a year, with about £30,000 in cash, and he at once arranged for the marriage. Mr. Butler, the day before his marriage, embraced the Boman Catholic religion. At the London Health Exhibition, a scientist present cited statistics showing the death rate of persons employed in various occupations. Taking the number 1000 as the average death-rate, he found that the deaths of persons in hotel service was represented by 2205, but even their chance of dying was twice as great as that of an ordinary average man ; next to the...
A GENUINE FRENCH TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
A GENUINE FRENCH TRAGEDY. 1 A shocking morder, followed by the suicide of thé I assassin, was committed on June 15, at a house in ! the Bue de Poteau, Paris, inhabited by an artizan named Jean Devallois and bis family. It appears that last month Madame Devallois went to the vJiospital, leaving her four children (the eldest of whom is a girl of fifteen), with her husband. Devallois lost no time in installing a former mistress, one Julie Bardou, separated from her former husband, in his abode. Quarrels soon arose ! between the pair, Devallois being of a very jealous disposition, while the woman Bardou constantly I threatened to return to her home. About nine o'clock on Friday morning, sounds: of a violent I altercation, followed by cries for assistance, were heard by a neighbour, Madame Dissard. Knocking at the door, which was at once opened by Devallois, she saw Julie Bardou lying dead on the floor. The man told her that she might go for the policé, as all was over-, and alter she ha...
KIDNAPPING AN ENGLISHMAN. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
KIDNAPPING AN ENGLISHMAN. The Government have been lately in communication with her Majesty's Minister at Washington, concerning the alleged Tdanapping of a gentleman named Sheldon,, who is a native of Manchester, and who was, it is stated, carried off from his home in Kansas city early in the month of May. Mr. Sheldon, it seems, was in business there, and by means of a forged warrant was induced to go away with pretended officers of justice, by whom he was con- veyed to some place which as yet is not discovered. They have demanded a ransom from his wife and friends of nearly £3000, together with a pledge that he will give up his house and business, under threat of being murdered if these conditions are not com- plied with by a certain date.
ENGLISH CRIMINAL RECORDS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 26 September 1884
ENGLISH CRIMINAL RECORDS. Mr. Howard Vincent on July 21, formally surrendered his position as Director of the Griminal Investigation at Scotland-yard (E). Prior to leaving he was presented by the Superintendents with a silver inkstand as a token of their regará. In subsequently bidding farewell to the detectives assembled, to the number of about two hundred in the theatre of the Boyal United Service Insti- tution, Mr. Vincent mentioned that " from the formation of the Department on April 6,1878, to the 31st ult., they had arrested 36,187 prisoners, and made 16,898 inquiries in which no apprehension was required. Eight hundred and ninety-three prisoners were arrested for offences in the provinces, and 201 surrendered to their trial in foreign States." Prom the report given by an evening paper of an interview with the retiring Police Director there can be no doubt of his zeal and industry. It is said, " he received about 100,000 letters every year, and opened them nearly all him- self...