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JAPAN AND CHINA. The Invaders Command the Waterway to Pekin. Desperate Battle Expected. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
JAPAN AND CHINA. I The Invaders Command the Water way to Pekin. Desperate Battle Expected. (' Sunday Times ' Special Message.) The accounts of the latest Japanese iuccesses in China proper show that the Japanese landed at the mouth of the Yang-tse-Kiang River, and seized the town of Kwai Chow, thus commanding the water way to Pek ' ? with the object of blocking food suppli - the enemy. The Chinese contemplate a recapture of Kwai Chow. Eight thousand men have advanced against the Japanese, and jp, desperate battle is expected. Nankin, the former capital of China, is in a state of ferment, as a Japanese attack is feared.
FIRE AT LEICHHARDT. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
FIRE AT LE1CHHARDT. A n&B oocurred last night in a fanoy goods ehop ocoupied by Mrs. Casson, in the Parra matta-road, Leicbhardt. The only harm done was on the ground floor, the oontents being damaged by fire and water. Neither the build ing — owned by Mrs. Barrell, of Leiohhardt— ? nor the contents was insured. The cause of the fire was the upsetting of a kerosene lamp'
MURDER AT TINGHA. An Arrest at Parramatta. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
MURDER AT TINGHiV. An Arrest at Parramatta. At Parramatta yesterday a Chinaman named Hook Sing was charged with being concerned in the death of a countryman named Sam Parr, whose dead body was found in the disused shaft of a tin mine near Tingha in January last. Hook Sing was in the George-street Benevolent Asylum when arrested. After hearing the arresting constable's statement aB to a con versation he had had with the accused, a remand to Tingha was granted.
BITTEN BY 'A. SNAKE. The Hon. R. H. D. White's Experience, He Keeps Snakes for Pets—Was. Bitten by One—And Beheaded the Whole Collection. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
BITTEN BY 'A SNAKE. Tlie Hon. R. H. B. White's Experience. He Keeps Snakes for Pets— Was . Bitten by One— And Beheaded tho Whole. Collection. *' How are you, Mr. White ; batter again ?' asked a Sunday Times reporter of the Hon. R. H. D. White, M.L.C., one day during the week. Mr. White has been seriously ill from an affection of the liver. ' Well.' repliod tho owner of the White Star, ' I tn only pretty right. A black snake ran his fangs into my hand the other day at my home in Port Stephens, and it upset me agtun. ' Upset you I Only upset you P ' , ' Well, you see, I am quito used to handling snakes of all sorts, arid know exactly what to do when one of them bites — although,' lie added, ' it's the first time I have been bitten in my life.' ' Oh, you are a second Mr. M' Gar vie Smith, then P ' ' I am a pupil of that gentleman, and have all the necessary appliances for extracting the poison, or ' milking,' as you put it in your recent article' on the subjeot.'' ' Would you mind tell...
OUR RAILWAY MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
OUR RAILWAY MEN. ' Traveller 'writes regarding the ' funny ways of railway men referred to in the second article on the subject of ' Our Railways' — I might point out that the ways of some of 'thorn are the reverse of funny, being about as impudent and disobliging as any public servants could be. 1 itecentiy 1 nau occasion to travel trom Albury [ to Syduoy, and having a first-okas ticket I not unnaturally desired to ride in a first-class com partment. ? Owing to tho crowded state of the carriages 1 travelled as far as Wapga second class. On reaching, that station I requested one of the highest, officials to get me a seat, but he insoleutly replied that it Was not his business, as I should have made the request at the station where I first entered. We were packed like sardines, and surely this offioial oould have put on an extra carriage, or at least been oivil. 'Guard' writes: — Iu the interesting article in your journal, mention is made of the mode of procedure in the making of gua...
THE POLITICAL PARABLE. Concerning Certain Secrets of State. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
THE POLITICAL PARABLE. Concerning Certain Secrets of State. (Br 'Qui Vive.'} This is tho politioal. parable. . Wherefore let us dissimulato. For dissimulation is the soul of politics, and he who putteth his fiat feet upon the stump studieth $lie same. Yea, verily, he studieth how he may best cop the wily vote upon the wing, and lio\v he may get upon the top of U10 poll and be a drawer of oof from the Treasury. And he deceiveth the people with fair phrases, and takoth them down like old boots. Making promises even as fast as the horse may trot. Saying, ' Put me in, my brethren ; put me in, that I may build the North Shore bridge and make ye a railway-station at the Circular Quay, and seoure remission of the taxes, and cause the land to overflow with beer and money.' Whereat the peoplo, a3 ono who hath been deceived by a Circean song and made weak and pliant unto all time, inolineth its large flop ear to scoop up in the hollow thereof all the honeyed phrases of the orator. And as ofte...
PERSONAL. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
PERSONAL. ? Mr. P. V. Dilke, Sir Chas. Dilke's sonj is staying at the Grosveiior Hotel. The country Press allude to the Rev. Jas. Clarke as 'the mesmerising parson.1' 'Many happy returns' on April 6 to Hon. W. ? J. Lyne, M.P., born April 6, 1844. Lady Duff and family are booked to leave Sydney by the P. and O. Victoria on May 13. Mr. E. B. Dewhurst defeated Mr. H. E. Grossman yesterday in the contest for the j captaincy of the Sydney Tennis Club. Why is Mr. Justice Inne3' son hot made a Crown Prosecutor ? Two other judges have sons figuring in the list of nev? ap pointments. Miss Gertrude VanderbiJt, daughter of Cornelius Yanderbilt, whe made her debut in society a few weeks since, received 148 bouquets, valued at about .£8000. Dr. Garran, M.L.C., vice-presidenb of the Executive Council, is nearly 70 years of age, having been born in November, 1S25. He is younger, however, than a good many of the men of fewer years with whom he is now associated. Mr. Fraser, Under-Secretary for Just...
RED TAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
RED TAPE. 'A Long-suffering Citizen' writes, in reference to tba treatment he says he has recaived at the hands of the Justice Department. Being summoned as a witness to a police court in the county, his expenses wero refused in advanoe, and after the case he waa instructed by the magistrate to make appuuttuiuu tu me justice x^eparcnient. jno notice was taken (he says) until several letters were writton, then a voucher oame to hand for a little more than half tho actual exponse incurred, a second-class ticket only being calculated, and everything else cut down. Though he reluctantly signed this document, and has made repeated personal applications, he has not yet received either the extra amount he olaims, or even the sum whioh he Biguedthe vouoher for.
THE REVENUE RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
THE REVENUE RETURNS. As thia is the last day of March the quarterly and monthly revenue returns will not be completed until to-morrow. As regards the rail and tramways, this quarter will be at a disadvantage compared with the corresponding one of last year. Easter falls later, and the considerable revenue derived during this favorite time for travelling will therefore be credited to the next quarter of the year. It. is fully ex pected that with fine weather the return during the coming holidays will more than make up for any shortage that may result in this quarter of the yea,r. A considerable rail and tram revenue was received yester day from the races and bicycle sports.
DETERMINED SUICIDE. A Man Cuts His Throat and then Drowns Himself. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
DETERMINED SUICIDE. A Man Cats His Throat and then Drowns Himself. Me. J. C. Wooke, City Coroner, held an inquest at the South Sydney Morgue to day touching the death of Georgo Gordon Auchinachie, whose body was recovered from the water near Keep's wharf, Leich hardt, yesterday. It appears that some bystanders saw deceased fall iuto the water, and the first impression was that death had resulted from drowning, but a very cursory examination revealed the fact that the man had cut his throat before falling into the water. Auchinachie had been out of employment for some time, and was in a very despondent mood. A verdict of suicide while temporarily insane was returned.
THE POOR. THE POOR. One Thousand Children Need Food. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
THE POOR. One Thousand Children Need Food. We learn from the manager of the Benevo lent Asylum, Edward Maxted, that the distress existing at the institution is ex ceptionally great. An appeal is being made 011 behalf of ' 1000 little children in need of food.' Thousands of destitute children aro tea ana clocnea tlirougnout the year by the society. The fathers of these children 1 are dead, and the mothers, through ill health and obher causes, cannot make pro vision for their helpless little ones, who must necessarily suffer privation if left unassisted. The appeal pleads fpr those in the mot forbunate walks of life bo re member their Sweet childish dayB that wero as long As twenty days are now, and to reflect upon the poverty of the children on whoso behalf the petition is put forth. We will be pleased to receive subscriptions in response to Mr. Maxted's appeal.
NET FISHING IN THE HARBOR. (TO THE EDITOR "SUNDAY TIMES") [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
NET FISHING IN THE HARBOR. (to the editor ' sonday times') 'H.B.F., replying to tho secretary of the A.F.S. on this subject, says the evil complained of does not exist beyond the Italian portion of the fishing aommuuity, who are a menace to the industry with their sunken prawn nets. The amending of the Bill in the matter of tho sunken nets would, he con siders, be sufficient, and he goes 011 to slate: — Ihe faddists (ro so tar as to preolude set-line fishing, which seems out of all reason, and preposterous in the extreme to tho mind of any sane individual. Set-lines were never known to catch or destroy small fish, and con sequently if set-line fishing ia injurious to their eulturo, all lipe, fishing must be so. Hence they should strike out the word ' set,' and pray that ' all line fishing ' be prohibited, as they ' oannot have their cakeand eatittoo.'' Then again, there probably has been a laxity on the part of all fishermen in tho past in assisting to destroy small fish indiscrimin...
LONG HOURS FOR WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
LONG HOURS FOR WOMEN. ' A Woman,' writes concerning the long hours which women who work in shops are compelled to stand — 12 and 13 a day and 18 on Saturday. She wants to know why instead of an eight-hour bill aa early closing measure, similar to that in Now Zealand and Victoria, should not tie passed by tna .Legislature. Why not, sue says, ' close the shops at G o'clock and 10 o'clock 0:1 Saturday. You will find weary shopmuu and shopwomen behind the counters terving the very mon and womon who have only eight hours work now. Where is tbo consistency of tha thing P Tho last ones iu the shops are the wives of the eight-hour man. There would not be half the immorality in our city, and respectable people would not bo afraid to send their growing young women to business. Thero uro parents who would rather stint thamselvea than allow their girls to go to business, the late hours aud being subjected to insult in the streets in the evening are all- great objec tions.'
BY THE WAY. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
BY THE WAY. Wht do not the Railway Commissioners summon up courage to face the inevitable instead of making two bites at their penny cherry over the railway trams. It will probably be said that thB public should be thankful for small mercics, and gratefully accept the half-penny which is to be knocked off the fare on the journey from Redfern to the city, but the fact is it has long since been generally agreed that the popular penny is the proper price for the ride, more especially as nine-tenths of the patrouB on this section are railway travel lers who have already paid, or are about to pay, quite sufficient for being carried to, or starting from the heart of the city. How ever, the result of this three-halfpenny compromise will probably, be first to deprive the 'bus owners of some of the traffic, then tho 'btis fares will be reduced to a penny, and after losing a lot of revenue the Railway Commissioners will haye to follow suit. There ia qo doubb that a penny city section on all t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
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MENTONE RACES. (BY WIRE—FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) MELBOURNE, Saturday Night. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
MENT0NE RACES. (BY WIRE— FBOSI OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Melbourne, Saturday Night. Tho Mentone races to-day resulted as follows : — Trial Stakes, 5J furlongs. — Fortunio, by Frying pan— Gretchen, 6st 41b '(Stevenson), 1; Ito, 7st 51b (Pearson), 2; Coin, 7st 51b (Lewis), 3. Other starters : Louise, Swivel, Eildon, Lord Richmond, Kocblain, Morning Light, Lady Beau, Retrenched. Betting : 5 to 4 v Fortunio, 5 to 1 Morning Light, 7 to 1 Ito, 8 to 1 Eildon. \Vou in a canter by two lengths. Time, lmin S^see. Hurdle Race, 1); mile. — Commander, by Hamlet -*-Guiccioli, lOst 511- (Barbour), 1; Eva, lOst 41b (Ed!i-ej,2; Jimmy, lOst (Bowen), 3. Other starters : Muscovite list 71b, Land's End list 51b, Barbiugle 10s (id, Eyry lOst 51b. Betting: 5 to 4 v Barbiugle, 6 to 1 Commander, 7 to 1 Land's End, Eva, or Jimmy. Won on the post by a head. Time, 2min 32Jsec. Flying Handicap, 5J furlongs. — Rubbish (late Peacock), by Sardonyx — Vanity, 8st (Power), 1; Esau, Sst (Pearson), 2; Twist Sst lib (John ...
LILLIE BRIDGE RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
LILLIE BRIDGE RACES. There was a good attendance at Lillie Bridge last night, when a Pedestrian Handicap and two pony races were run. Following ore the results : — IOOtds PEDESTRIAN HANDICAP. C. Eogers, lliyds ? 1 Other starters in final : O. Cowley 124yds, A. Atkinson 14lyds, M. A. Phelan 15£yds, W. Love 16yds. Betting : Even money Atkinson or Rogers, 2 to 1 v Love, 3 to 1 others. Wou by a yard. LILLIE HANDICAP (12.2 to 12.SJ).— 3 furlongs. Mr. J. Gough's Sandfly, 8sfc 61b (Hutchinson) ... 1 Other starters: Patience lOst 81b, Little jemmy lOst, Idle Girl 8st 121b, Kildare 7st 101b, The Black Prince 7st 101b, Doctoress 7st 81b. Betting : 2 to 1 v Patience or Little Jemmy, 3 to 1 Sandfly or Idle Girl, 5 to 1 others. Won by half a length from Idle Girl. CLUB HANDICAP (13.3 to 14.0).— 4 furlongs. Mr. B. D. Brunuing's True, 7st 121b (Purnell) ... 1 Other starters : Winnie lOst 71b, Moss Rose 9st 121b, Daisy 8st 121b, Carmenia 8st 61b, Brown Bess 7st81b, Faith 7st 61b. Betting: 2 to 1 v ...
HEAVY BETTING ON THE BICYCLE RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
HEAVY BETTING ON THE BICYCLE EACES. We hear that a good deal of money has lately beeu chanj^ing hands on the coming bicycle races, and the Victorian champion Beems to be the favorite. Nevertheless, we would rather back our New South Wale3 cracks, as for endurance and steadiness of nerves ihey ought not to be beaten, having bad the advantage, and we may add, having wisely availed themselves of using nothing stronger than Frossard's Cavour Cigars. Tbey know very well that this smoke, on account of its mildness, does not affect the nerves, and is .therefore adopted by all people who have to economise their vitality, and who cee-i to steel ibeir nerves for a coming strain.*
HAWKESBURY RACES. Common the Rowley Mile Winner. [Newspaper Article] — Sunday Times — 31 March 1895
HATOESBUBY races. j Common the Rowley Mile 'Winner. A good crowd of people mustered at Rose hill yesterday to witness the first day's racing of the Hawkesbury Autumn Meeting. The weather was perfect but for the presenoe of a rather strong breeze, and the going was in fine tv.ndition. Mr. C. S. Guest had his managerial arrangements in good order, and the sport was carried out without a hitch or an unwelcorne item. Many visitors from the Eichmond district were noticeable in the paddock, and a few Melbourne sportsmen wero observed iu the reserve. Eacing began with the Hurdle Eace, for which thero were only five runners. After his performance on the previous Saturday it was not surprising that Highborn II. was favorite. He went out at 6 to 4, and never gave his supporters any anxiety, for he led all the way. Ogre went up in company in the last mile, but the black outjumped him at every obstacle until at the last Ogre came down, giving Mulry a heavy fall, which was not attended, however,...