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MORE NOR' WEST STATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 3 April 1886
MORE NOR' WEST STATIONS. » By BUCOLIC.) &nbsp; Table Hill station, the property of Messrs. Lockyer Bros., is situated on the Harding River, about twenty miles south of Roebourne. The country around the &nbsp; home station consists of open grassy plains and underlying slopes covered with spinifex. The house and out buildings stand upon a ridge ou the eastern bank of the Harding, which here winds around the foot of Table Hill and is lost to sight in a gorge about four miles to the north. The winding course of the river with its fringe of dark green cajeput has quite a picturesque appearance, whilst the bold outlines of Table Hill, with its almost perpendicular sides and flat top, forms a landscape that would delight the artistic eye of a popular railway engineer who has lately left our shores. The Table Hill run is used by Lockyer Bros. as a &nbsp; shearing station, also for keeping stud sheep and a herd of horses and cattle. The bulk of their sheep are depastu...
THE GUILDFORD MEDICAL OFFICER. FROM THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
TEE GUILDFORD MEDICAL OFFICER. -« FROM THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. Fob the past year or more the West Aus- tralian has taken occasion from time to time to represent the grievance ot the in- habitants of Guildford and the Swan in having a medical man stationed amongst them who is unwilling to devote his ener- gies to his profession and from whom they frequently are unable to obtain the medical assistance they require. During all this time the Daily News kept silence. It cared nothing for the troubles of the inhabitants of Guildford. Suddenly, however, it discovered that through the " Guildford scandal" it might have a slap at the head of the Government. Into'the arena, then, our contemporary rushed and delivered itself of a most amusing torrent of spiteful rubbish-declaring, amongst other things, that Dr. Holmes was a per- sonal protégé of the Governor's, and mak- ing the now very stale, worked out re- mark that such a state of things would not fora moment be allowed to exist under Resposib...
PERTH POLICE COURT. SATURDAY, APRIL 3. (Before Mr. J. Cowan. Acting P.M. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
PERTH POLICE COURT. m SATURDAY, APBDL 3. (Before Mr. J. Cowan. Acting P.2f.' Georgs: Buck, charged with trespassing on the property of Mr. E. L. Conrthope, at South Perth, and doing damage to the extent of .£10. A few days ago the defendant ap- peared in answer to a similar summons, but owing to the absence of the complainant, he was dismissed. A fresh summons was taken out by Mr. Courthope for the same offence. Mr. George Parker who was for the defen- dant raised an objection to the effect that the defendant could not be tried twice for the same offence. The Magistrate said that he was of opinion that the case could be heard. Stone's " Practice" said that if a case had been tried on its merits, and dismissed there could not be a rehearing.-John Manning Bald that a policeman asked him if he would show bim the boundaries of Mr. Courthope's land. He did so and then the officer showed him some wood cut within the boundaries of Mr. Courthope's land. When he and the policeman were lookin...
Vegetable Laughter. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
Vegetable Laughter. The laughing plant grows in China, and ia I so called because its seeds produce effects j like those prodused by laughing gas. The I flowers are of a bright yellow, and the seed pods are soft and woolly, while the soeds re- semble small black beans, and only two or three grow in a pod. The natives-Chinese -dry and pulverise them, and the powder, if taken in small doses, makes the soberest person behave like a circus down or a mad- man, for he will dance, Bing, and laugh most boisterously, and cut the most fantastic capers, and be in an uproariously ridiculous condition for about an hour. When the ex- citement ceases the exhausted exhibitor of these antics falls asleep, and when he awakes he has not the slightest remembrance of his frisky doings.
Practical Joking. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
Practical Joking. Baron Pollock tried an action brought at the Chester Assizes by Mr. Twiss Malpas, against the Lancashire and Yorkshire Accident Insurance Company, to recover .£500 on a policy of insurance taken out by Mr. Baskerville, Siretton, for whose family Mr. Twiss is executor. In May last Mr. Basker- ville attended a cattle sale at the Carden Hotel. At the back of the hotel a young woman was engaged washing, and in chaff Mr. Baskerville threatened to kiss her. She put up her hands, and Mr. Baskerville Btepping back fell over a tub on to a pan mug, which - he smashed, cutting his hand badly. Inflam ination set in, and he died. The company now denied the claim on several grounds, one of which was that a condition endorsed on the policy was that notice of accident must be given within seven days, and thiB had not been done. The judge sustained the objection, and ordered a non-suit with costs.
About a Loving Spouse. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
About a Loving Spouse. The death of a member of an old Boston family recalls the following incident con- nected with bim. A few years ago he was preparing to leave for Europe, and his wife, while packing his trunk, said, " Here is my picture; shall I put it in with the other things ?" '.' Yes, certainly ; for I should feel lost without it. You know I take it with me wherever I go." " Yes," replied the wife, I know you do; but I don't believe you ever look at it !" " Indeed I do-every nigh¡of my life '" rejoined the loving spouse. The little velvet case waa put into the trunk as nsual. When the husband returned and the trunk was being unpacked by the happy couple, the wife found the case, and.takingit out, said, "Well, tell me now-did youlook at my picture while yon were away ?" " Look at it ? Indeed I did, and it was the greatest comfort to me !" The wife opened the empty case and showed him that she had taken the picture out and packed only the'case; the likeness bad remained at ho...
Odds and Ends. A Popular Novelist. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
Oda na Sito» _ A Popular Novelist. "What is your business?" a passenger ou a railway train aeked of a chance acquaint- ance. " I am a writer of popular novels." " What is your name r" "Nick Smith." " Well, I don't believe I read any of your novels. But perhaps you employ a norn de plume." "Yes." " What is your pen name?" " I change it very frequently." '. Why so r" " Well, you see, I am employed by a pub- lishing house to continue the works of men who die in the zenith of their fame. I have finished ' Hugh Conway,' and I am now wait- ing for Wilkie Collins to die."
A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
I A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. -» On Friday morning week, just after nine o'clock, a serious accident happened to a lad named Skinner. It appears he was riding a horse belonging to Mr. Frank Flindell, aud when opposite the Fre mason's Hotel, a dog, said to belong to one of the residents in the neighbourhood, rushed at the horse, barking furiously, and jumping np at its head. The horse took fright, and, after two or three smart plunges, unseated its rider who fell heavily to the ground. Some people who wera near picked up the lad, who was uncon- scious, and carried him into Mr. Findell's office, where after some time had elapsed he returned to conscious- ness. No bones were broken, but he Was too dazed with the shaking he had received to he removed to his home at the Barracks until nearly ten o'cbck. It is said that hie mother intends to summon the owner of the dog. It is certainly time that' some steps were taken to abate the nuisance created by the canine pests in the city. Scarcely a day p...
THE LATE RIGHT HON. W. E. FORSTER, M.P. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
TBE LATE RIGHT HON. W. E. FORSTER, M.P. -* The death of the Right Hon. W. E. Forster removes a remarkable figure from the contemporary group of prominent English statesmen. He was a son of the well-known philanthropist, William Fors- tor, a prominent member of the Society of Friends, and through his mother a nephew of the still better known Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, while his wife was a daughter of the celebrated Dr. Ar- nold, of Rugby. Mr. Forster was horn in 1818. ïïis first public work was in Ireland, where, during the famine of 1836-7, he visited f he distressed districts and distributed a relief fund raised by his co-religionists. lu 1861 he was re- turned without opposition for Bradford, .and has sat .for that constituency ever since. He displayed remarkable tact and ability in passing the Education Act through the Commons in 1870 and the Ballot Act in 1802, and in 1875, when Mr. Gladstone retired from the leader- ship of the Opposition, would probably have succeeded him had h...
"HONOUR TO WHOM HONOUR IS DUE." TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
"HONOUR TO WHOM HONOUR IS DUE." I TO THE EMTOR. I Sr_,"-In reference to the above headed letter of April 1st we wish to contradict the latter portion of it, as it was only through the instrumentality of Captain Watson and his officers that our passage was made so pleasant, for if we had had to depend on the bare provision made for our comfort by Trinder, Anderson & Co. we should have fared badly indeed. It is to the personal kindness of Captain Watson and his officers we are indebted and not to the provision made for us by Trinder, Anderson & Co. Yours, etc, Thomas McNee Paxton. We were not aware of the snbstance of the acknowledgment of April 1st, as it was made up in the hurry of leaving the ship, and, .therefore, wish to contradict it while concurring with the present acknow ledgmeut of Mr. Paxton. i «Signed, Andbew McÉwan and family. Job Hum,. i -
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
The Chnrch of England in Western Austra- lia, having now no separate organ, ar- rangements have been made with the Proprietors of the Western Mail for such an amount of space in the columns of that widely circulated weekly paper, as may be required for the acknowledgment of subscriptions, and the publication of official notices, Church news, &c. Contributions may be addressed to "The Compilée op Chubch Columns, Church of England Book Depot, Hay Street, Perth." » BISHOP'S GIRLS* COLLEGE, j Pebth, w.a ¡ ehlablished 1879. President : THE EIGHT BEV THE LOBD BISHOP OV PEBTH Resident Chaplain and Bursar : BEV J ALLEN. Lady Principal : MRS ALLEN. TEACHERS: Miss Best . Head Teaclier "PC ALLEN ... Assistant leacher " Maceone ... Do " WlGGLEBWOBTH Do p/i A"" j French, Dancing, and "FC Allen ... | ,. j^ Te0Jm. " Macbonb ..Aa*Tla. MX*ic-. and " -vavnuns, ... ^ Singing Teacher " Bubnside ... Wardrobe Keeper Sergeant Minobgan Drill Master The ordinary school course embraces all the higher...
THE BUTCHER AND THE BAKER. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
THE BUTCHER AND THE BAKER. TO THE EpITOB. Sir,-Our butchers are complaining, they cannot purchase cattle at any price what do the graziers say to this ?-and that sheep are getting difficult to procure, while our increasing population is causing a demand for animal food that cannot it ia said be supplied, in consequence of which the price of meat at Fremantle has been put up to twopence per pound. This ¡ is really monstrous, as it is known that stockowners are selling at au average of less than 5d. When we were without steamers and railroads some 16 or l8 years ago meat could be purchased retail i at 5$ per lb. and we were then told as ; soon as greater facilities were offered for bringing produce to market, articles of &lt; food especially would be considerably re- duced in cost. The reverse, however, is s the case in the meat line, and it seems to : me this only may be accounted for by the &lt; absence of a proper market and the fact . of stockowners dealing with mi...
DIOCESAN INTELLIGENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
DIOCESAN INTELLIGENCE^ St. Geobge's Cathedbai..-The Dean of Perth on Sunday last, at the evening service, called the attention of his congregation to one or two recent alterations in connection with the ritual in the services of the cathedral, and to which sundry objections had been made. He expressed his sympathy with those who, from lone habit, regarded any alteration at first with disfavour; but he could not see the force of such objections, as 1st-To the standing of the people during the collection of their offerings to Almighty God; and, 2nd-To the waiting till the collec- tions were presented before the giving out of the final hymn. He remarked that the giving of a portion of their worldly substance to God had always formed an important part in the worship of God's people both under the Jewish Dispensation, and, especially, in the Christian Church, and that the Church of England described 6üchaffairs as "devotions." He urged that surely it was more becoming to stand than to to...
ENGLISH CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
ENGLISH CHÜRCH_NEWS. A House oír Laymen. - To some of our readers it may not be known that after a dis- cussion carried on for several years, in Con- vocation and throughout the Church at home, the Convocation of the Province of Canter- bury at last passed certain resolutions con- structing a House of Laymen. This step, following the Institution of Diocesan Councils, mixed bodies of Clerical and Lay delegates, those again meeting in annual conference in a Central Council, is a very significant feature in the Church organisation of our day. The following brief notes are compiled from the account given by the Guardián of the first meeting, Feb. 16, of the new House of Lay- , men :-" The members of this Honse met at the National Society1« House in Broad Sane tuary. About 100 noble lords and gentlemen, were present at two o'clock to receive his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury and the eleven Bishops, who accompanied him from the Upper House of Convocation. Proceed- ings were opened wi...
THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY. PREPARATIONS FOR THE FORTHCOMING ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
THE QUEEN'S BIRIHDAY. PREPARATIONS POR THE FORTHCOMING ANNIVERSARY , We understand that at the volunteer cele- bration of the anniversary of the Queen's, birthday next month theceremony of troop- r ins the colours will again be gone through. This spectacle is decidedly one of the most interesting'in connection with military manouvres, And ought to attract a large4 number of spectators. It is to be hoped that an endeavour will be made to obtain the use of the Esplanade Recreation Ground» and thus save the public aud the volunteers the walk to the old ground. t. There need be no fear of cutting up tlie turf with the heavy guns, as they could be statua 3d on the road for firing the' feu de joie. The general public would, we should imagine, greatly préfet* the new ground beiug used, and it certainly is in everjr wey -tore suited -to. Ia review than the old.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
.rHE WESTERN MAIL. Tg published Weekly. It contains all the News of the Week, Farm and Station Beports, Sporting, Stones, Humour, Ladies" Column, etc. l_ AGENTS: Pseth .Mr. T. G. Molloy J^lbamt .., .Mr E Tunney ¿Cbthüb Kivee.Mesare F & C Piesse Befehlet .Mr H H Sewell Bridgetown . Mr A|W Moulton Bünbuby .. .. Mr R Forrest C^HHitro . Mr ft Gibbs CÍbnÍbvoh .Mr. E. Cleveland Donciabea ... ;.. Mr S F Moore JPbehantle .Mr E A Archdeacon " . Mr J Fordham Gbbaxdxon .Mr T W Stroud Übeenougk . Mr Edward Gray ChntproBD, Gingin >.»»?_ t ah."iT Kimbeeleï ... Messrs Youngman, Holmes*; Co. Ííxwcastle.Mr C S, Monger Bobtham .Mr G X> Throssell Boeboubne . Mr Frederick Pearse Vasse.MrABPriefo Wilx.iavs'Biteb ... Mr F & C Piesse ' Yoes: .Mr H J Horley itOHDON ; Gordon & Gotch, St. Bride Street Itadgote Queue " " Bates, Hendy and Co 75, Walbrook , £ Watson, ISO, Fleet Street, E G. Street, 30, Cornhill " F.*Algar, 8, Clements Laue MelbDWHE : Gordon A Gotch, 85, Collins Str...
BRIDGETOWN NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
¡ BRIDGETOWN NOTES. A Bridgetown correspondent writes under.date,April 2:-"We are having splendid early rains this year and it is still dull and cloudy ; the grass is grow- ing nicely and there is every prospect of a fine season. Several sales of fat stock have been made recently and I hear of Mr. Thomas Giblett having contracted to deliver 150 head in May and June. A mob of 20 fats went into Bunbury to Mr. W. B. Mitchell, from Mr. A. W. Moul tou'e. The event of the week has been the arrival of some more 'other eiders'amongst us who, I believe, have taken up several thousand acres on the Upper Blackwood. The settlers I refer to are Mr. James Inglis aud Mr. Richard Parker. These gentlemen are evidently of the right sort, I having both capital and experience. Mr. I Inglis brought with him. from Victoria I a heavy Clydesdale stallion which will be of great service to the district as there is no really goodhorse of this stamp with- in a reasonable distance. Judges of horses here pronoun...
THE DE GREY STATION. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
THE DE GREY STATION. I By Bucolic. . The above station, owned by Messrs. Grant, Anderson, and Edgar, is undoubt- edly the premier squattiug property in Western Australia. The runs held by the firm comprise nearly three millions of acres, a portion of which was taken up in 1870 after having been abandoned by Messrs. Padbury & Co. At that time .wool was very low in price, and it was only by virtue of right down hard work and hard living, with the most econo- mical management, that any progress «ould be made. The firm consisted in the first place of Messrs. Grant and Anderson, but subsequently Mr. Chas. Harper joined the twain, after which both station work, and pearl fishing were prosecuted vig- orously, each partner taking his turn at the boats and roughing it. I believe Messrs. Anderson and Graut were the first to utilise the natives for diving pur- poses, although for three or four years beach combing liad been carried on. On the station there are now over 200 miles of six-...
ARRIVAL OF THE "WESTETIA." [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
ARRIVAL OF THE " WESTEH2A." w The following is the passenger list per Westeria from Adelaide :-Mesero. A. Koups, E. Hermann, Watkins (3), J. Brown, J. Herbert, Duncourt, W. Hill, - W. Bryce, C. Napier, W. Langdon, E. Sheehan, Moir, Richards, McDonald, L. S. Gale and infant, W. Berry, Asiat, W. Bountry, N. Hoouer, H. Saunders, T. Moor, J. Powley, A. Cherry, W. Ennis, J. Gray, D. Wheelan, W. "Fitzgerald, J. Young, \V. Hewetson, wife and family (4), J. Cavanagh, N. G. Casey, C. Crow, W. Stock, W. Smith, Jno. Condon, Day, Gray, J. Bone, W. Morton-and Mrs. Morton, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert, â child- ren, Mr, Bofctue.
FRANKING LETTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
FRANKING LETTERS. -+ A correspondent writes to US:-" My attention has been called to the practice of Local Court clerks franking letters, which is contrary to the notice in the Government Gazette, dated 10 Dec. 1885, and the surprise is that the post office authorities pass letters franked by others than the Heads of De- partments. There is another feature in the present system of fraukiug-that iu Local Court matters the Clerks-I say this after makiug particular enquiry-at Albany, York, Geraldton aud Roebourne, are said to frank envelopes containing summonses for service in other districts, while plaintiffs are called upon to pay postage, and properly so, which should go to swell the postal revenue."