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THE W. A. COMMISSION AND THE INDIAN AND COLONIAL EXHIBITION. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
THE W. A. COMMISSION AND THE INDIAN AND COLONIAL EXHIBITION. A Meeting of the W.A. Gouunisson of. the Indian and Colonial Exhibition was held on the 30th ult., when the Secretary brought up from the Special Committee an abstract of receipts and expenditure and stated that all exhibits liad been shipped except some dried fruits, models geological maps and specimens, most of which he hoped would be ready for the next mail steamer. The Secretary was ' directed to give notice to all creditors to send in their accounts for payment before April 15, and to prepare a progress re- port for His Excellency the Governor to be submitted with statement of accounts to the Commission for approval at the next meeting, April 16. A letter from. the Commissioner, Mr. Fraser, was read relating chiefly to the preparations he was making for the reception of exhibits aud to the decorations of the W.A. Court. Plans of the Exhibition building were laid on the table.
THE VICTORIAN ASSEMBLY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
THE VIOIÓRIAN ASSEMBLY. The Opposition had a caucus before the opening of Parliament (says, the Argue), at which the situation was discussed. Twenty members were present. A pro- position was made to appoint Mr. Bent and Mr. Munro joint leaders, but Colonel Smith stoutly objected, and threatened to break away if that course were persisted in. In order that there might be no dis- ruption, the caucus appointed a cemmittee to watch events, consiSting'of Mr. Patter- son, Mr. Bent, Colonel Smith, Mr. Munro, Dr. Hose, Dr. Quick, and Mr. M'Intyre. This combination has been satirically termed the Ministry of the future. It was not wanted, however, for there will be nothing much for the Opposition to do for. some weeks. Before Parliament meets a leader may be appointed, butá great deal of trouble will be experienced in selecting because Colonel Smith is making a strong bid for the position. He is working up demonstrations in the country favourable to the Opposition, upon which he will rely to...
CAUTION TO VOLUNTEERS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
CAUTION TV VOLUNTEERS. '?.-. i The Oraphie of Feby 6 says : " Volun- teers disposed to remissness iu the dis-" charge of their self-imposed duties' may receive warning from recent proceed- ings at the Brentford petty sessions where eleven members of the 3rd Middler " sex Rifle Volunteers were summoned for; 30s. each, as not having earned,the ¡capi-,, tatiou grant for the regiment last veart, Order« for payment-were made, each * (de-" fendant being at the same time mulcted in 10s. 6d costs. v
DEATH OF MR. W. LANDSBOROUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
DEATH OF MR. W. LANDS- J BOROUGH. _ Me. Wm. Landsborough, the veteran ex-. plover, died on March 16 at Caloundra near Brisbane. He was the third son of the well known naturalist, Dr. Landsbor- ough, of Scotland, and went out to New South Wales when a very young man/' ile was for some time engaged in sqat- .' ting pursuits in New England, afterwards became a digger, aud subsequently start- ed afresh as a squatter m Queensland, where he did a good deal of exploring work. lu I860 he discovered the head of the Thompson River. Iu-1861 he traced the Gregory and Herbert Rivers to their sources. Mo theu undertook to lead an expedition in search of Burke and Wills, and he traversed the coutiuent from the Gulf of Carpentaria to Melbourne. After, visiting JjiugJand he returned to Queens- land, sat for one session as a member of the Legislative Council, aud in 1865 was appointed commissioner for Crown landa, *? police magistrate, &c, for the new -dis- trict of Burke. Before settling dow...
YORK ROADS BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
YORK ROADS BOARD. -?-_ The Monthly Meeting was held on April 3. Present-the Chairman and Messrs. W.Edwards, J.-W. Parker, Jas. Fleay, sen., Wm. Marwick and Joseph Pyke. The mimutes.of the last meeting were read and confirmed. Correspondence was then read. Mr. J.H. Monger applied for permission to erect swing gates across the road running between his two S.O.L. blocks ot land No. 7-813 and No. 1459. Mr. Wm. Marwick applied for a similar privelege on a rood running tkrought his S.O.L. blocks. Both applications were granted on condition that the necessary forms be gone through. It was resolved that the Chairman write to the Government asking them to declare a minor road leading from the South West corner of W. &. S. & L. Burges's block of land marked A. to a spot near the " Duck Pool," Also a minor road leading Southerly from York past Daniel Wausbrough's holding, thence past Duperouzel's farm. Both of these roads had been, surveyed by Mr. Leeming, licen- sed surveyor. ...
SERVANTS' HOME. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
SERVANTS' HOME. TO THE EDITO». Sie,-Your kindly reference to thestops that should be taken in view of the pro- bable early arrival of a number of single girls from the old country will surely meet with ready response from ladies here. On the arrival of such a party in Fort Ade- laide the usual practice is for the Govern- ment to send down a railway carriage to the wharf and the whole of the single wo- men who have no friends with them or homes" to which they eau go are taken to an institution known as the ' Servants' Home,9 centrally situated in the City, and after allowing them, I think it is two days, for washing and putting their little be- longings in order, it is notified in the pub- lic papers that they are open for engage- ment during certaiu hoar». To this Home, they can always return for a small charge per week*. The matron is, I believe, paid by the Government, and a committee of ladies takes a general over- sight and friendly interest in the gills. There are constant enqu...
SWAN RIVER MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
SWAN RIVER MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. -. The usual quarterly meeting of the Swan Uiver Mechanics' Institute took place ou Monday evening, Mr. J. 0. H. James, one of the Vice-Presidents, in the chair. The balance to credit of the Institute was" stated to amount to be H7Ü 10s. 3d. Messrs. F. Bailey and C1 Potts were elected mem- bers of committee in the room of Messrs. J. Smyth .and W. Snook, who had re- signed. Mr. W. Dale was re-elected chair- man of committee. The Tice President having introduced the subject of the death of Mrs. Down, the wife ot the Librarian Mr. W. Dale proposed that a letter be ad- dressed to Mr Down expressing the mem- bers' sympathy with him in his bereave- ment, and their appreciation of the un- varying kindness and attention they had received from his late wife. Mr.. B. Smith seconded the motion which was carried unanimously. The meeting closed-, with the usual compliment to the chair.
THE COMMERCIAL BANK. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
' THE COMMERCIAL BAKK. -» It is said that action is being taken against one or moro of the directors of the Commercial Bank claiming damages in consequence of their having presented iu November, 1885, a uiiiloading balance sheet, showing that for the half-year end- ing September 28, 1885, the gross profits amounted to £45,32217s. 6d., after deduct- ing had and doubtful debts, whereas in point of fact tliey had made ,the heavy loss of £80,000 on station property alone. A well-known firm of solicitors has the matter iu hand. The station on which a loss of £80,000 was incurred was the Tapalla station, iu the River Murray district, with which one of the former directors was associated. The line in the balance-sheet aud the directory's statement, which is now shown to bo incorrect, was as follows :-" Gross profits for half-year, after deducting bad and doubtful debts, £45,332."_
NORTHAM JOTTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
NORTHAM JOTTINGS. J --o I ampleasea to say we have once more a clergyman established here, the Rev Mr. Keinui having accepted the appointment for three years at the usual salary of* £250 and parsonage and glebe.' Mr. Kennn is a young and energetic man and I sincerely trust may have a most success- ful career in his new field of labor. I feel certain that 4ie will find a grand field open to him and the people as a whole anxious to follow a miud of * light and leading.' Northam having been without a resident clergyman for so long he will, find much ou which to expend his labors for some time to come, foriu Church affaira there is no denying that in this parish we have long wanted a wise leader-one to whom the people could look np with con- fidence as au example of life as well as of teaching. A large iiearted, broad minded earnest Christian gentleman cannot fail to exert au immense influence for good wher- ever he may be found and I believe that in no parish would the people respond m...
ADJOURNED INQUEST. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
ADJOURNED INQUEST. ^ The adjourned inquest on the body of John Croker who was run over by a train very early ou Saturday morning, near the Lord-street crossing, was resumed at four o'clock on Tuesday evening, before the coroner, Mr. G. Randell J.P., and a jury consisting oí Mr. W. Traylen (foreman) and Me&srs. T. Blackney and J. Bridges. Mr. G. T. Mason took a seat at the bench, and watched the proceedings on behalf of the Railway Department. John Gibson Mann, engine driver, de- posed : On the morning of the 3rd April, 1 was in ciiarge ot the goods train from York to Perth. About 12*35 a.m., near Lord street crossing, I felt something underneath the wheels of the engine. I immediately applied the engine break and stopped the train. I went to the rear of the train, aud about fire yards behiud the last carnage I saw a man lying across the rails. His legs were almost severed, one above, the other below the knee. I tried to stop the bleeding with bandages, and with the assistanc...
The Dahlia. Abridged from the Flower Garden, by W. H. Clarson, Melbourne.] [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
The Dahlia. Abridged from the Flower Garden, by W. H. Clarson, Melbourne.] This showy flower is much more satisfac- tory when grown as an autumn blooming plant ; when started too early-unlesB when facilities for watering are at hand-it is a good deal debilitated by hot days ; the flow- ers are then poor, and the whole aspect of the plant unthrifty. ^T tubers are to be pur- chased in the winter ; these may be started iu a hot-bed, and an eye with a piece of the tuber-just like a cutting of potato prepared for planting-may be potted off and kept on the bed till fairly started. Cuttings may also be made of the young stems ; these should be cut 6 in. in length, just below an eye, placed in sandy loam, and kept in a cool frame until rooted ; they should then be transferred to well-prepared spots in the garden, thoroughly .nriched with a bucketful of good decayed hot-bed dung. As the plants advance, stake carefully, for they are soon injured by the wind ; if it is desirable to have the pl...
RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN N.S.W. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN JV.S.rf. A EA.ii.WAY accident happened on the Zigzag, N.S.W.,.recently, a tourist train being partially wrecked. The train in Suestion loft Glenbrook at 10 o'clock in le morning, being 10 minutes tate. When, it arrived at the top point of the lapstone at the Zigzag, the rails were found to be very greasy, owing to a heavy mist. The train, which was composed of nine carri oges, became unmanageable, although tne air and baud brakes were applied, and finally it ran into the top huffer of the Zigzag. The shock wrecked the engiue and two carriages, and injured many of 1 the passengers.
THE CASE OF DROWNING AT CRAWLEY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
THE CASE OF DROWNING AT CRAWLEY. ? ? ?-? The adjourned inquest upon the body of the boatman William Beall, who was drowned near Crawley on Monday week, was held last Saturday morning before Mr. J. Cowan, acting coroner. The jurors were-Messrs. William. Wimbridge (foreman), H. Sherwood and A. Jones. William Hohnes said that the deceased was in his employment, and left the jetty in charge of a flat on Monday morning. They were aober, and on the best of terms. Harri« and Beall had always been on the best of terms. As far as he knew they took no drink with them. John Harris said he was on board of the flat belonging to Mr. Holmes, along with the - w deceased on Monday morning. They sailed ^^. as far as Curry's spit on their way to Fresh- 4r water Bay. At about eleven o'clock the ( deceased said to him, " You hod better get v-t some breakfast Fred." Witness got the_^¿^ breakfast ready and took it to him, and her^ said " Where is youra." Witness then asked him if he should steer while dec...
Shyness. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
Shyness. There ib a reserve that comos trom mo- desty which should always be respected a dislike to obtrude itself, with its' favorite opinions and feelings, interests and anxieties, upon the attention of others. Some of those whose thoughts are best worth pondering and whose hearts are worth fathoming are the least known and appreciated from this very cause. Many people are so accustomed to accept noisy demonstration as a sign of real feeling or earnestness that they fail to detect any depths in the mind and heart whose sur- face is unruffled.
Pruned and Non-Pruned Tines [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
Pruned and Non-Pruned Tines* Mr. Barron'« opinions on this fcoint show how deeply fixed the idea is that cutting off the head of a tree puts life in it. He writes (p. 72) :-'. A good (vine) stem should be ab«ut the thickness of one's thumb, and a weak one of tho thickness of an ordinary black-lead pencil. H the main stem resem- bles the latter, it should be headed back quite close, as it would be too weak to produoe good side sid« spurs, or to bear fruit." Just bo. Now, what would take place in the event of sucha weak shoot being left long and nnpruned would be this-It would pro- duoe laterals, extend in length from the top, nearly double its thickness, or perhaps much more, just according to «iroumstances, bear a light orop if allowed, and lay the founda- tion of a good growth and orop the following season. If cut back, as Mr. Barron recom- mends, it would bear no fruit, would push apparently stronger from the cut-back point, and run out till it had reached the limit of the year be...
Deep Ploughing. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
Deep Ploughing. The Leader gives this advice as to deep ploughing :-Farmers ought to take the op- portunity of breaking up the soil to a greater depth than usual, an extra labor, they may rest assured, that will be well repaid, depth of soil having a surprisingly good effect up- on the value of the -crop, giving the roots an extension of feeding ground, and a more last- ing supply of moisture. Not only is it an improvement to turn a deeper furrow, but still more benefit may be derived from the loosening of the subsoil, which, as every one must have observed, is extremely solid and hard in this hot climate, and is rendered more compact where the land is annually ploughed to the same depth, the pan becoming consoli- dated to such an extent as to be impenetrable to annual or other delicate rooted plants, like the cereals, under the ordinary climatic con- ditions of the country. Farmers generally would do well to study the practice of market gardeners, who never put a crop into the grou...
Drying off Cows. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
Drying off Cows. Ninety per cent, of the spoiled udders ore destroyed by bad management in drying off eowsatthe close of the miking season. When they are giving so little milk that it is not deemed advisable to milk regularly to save ii, they are pretty apt to be uegleoted and to go so long between milkings as to in- duce inflammation in one or more quarters of the udder ; and, when inflammation is once established there, it is a pretty difficult mat- ter to counteract it. The muk thickens in the reservoirs of the udder, and, as the curd cannot pass out through the small tubes lead- ing into the teats, it remains there to irritate and keep up inflammation until the part of the udder involved is spoiled beyond remedy. Milk should, therefore, be drawn often en- ough to keep the bag limp and cool. The time between milkings may be more and more extended, but the watchfulness should be constant, and at the first indication of any extra warmth or thickening of any part of the bag the milk...
The Silver King's Grand-daughter. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
The Silver King's Grand-daughter. The christening dress of the first bora of the young Princess di Galatro Colonna (nee Miss Eva Mackay) is perhaps the most unique specimen extant of the point d'Alen-' con lace of great beauty and rarity. The dress, made as a loose slip, is bordered with antique lace a quarter of a yard in width, the remainder of the garment being woven to correspond, and having the arms of the Co- lonna family designed in lace work upon the corsage. The some lace trims the cloak of cream white crepede chine. The Duchesse de Mourley (Princess Anna Murat) declared that the dress surpassed in beauty the famous christening robe of the late Prince Imperial. The lace is the most superb that has been seen in Paris for years. Even the wedding flounces of the Queen Regent of Spain can- not be compared to it. Mrs. Mackay, the mother of the Princess, has a collection of lace that surpasses any of the Boyal houses of Europe-so it is said at anyrate. She possesses the celebrate...
Amber. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
Amber. A piece of amber weighing eight pounds is at present being exhibited in the Mark Museum at Danfczig, for which the owner had refused "1500. It is probably the largest piece in the world without blemish. Freder- ick the Great, more than a century ago, -paid the some sum for a piece weighing eighteen pounds, which is preserved in the mineralog ical museum at Berlin, but it has gaps and cavities. Two beautiful pieces of work in amber are also to be seen in Berlin. One is a flute, which also was an acquisition of Frederick the Great ; the other is u complete tobacco pipe, belonging to Frederick Wil- liam HI. the father of the present emperor ; it bears an admirably carved likeness of that monarch.
He Knew He Was Right. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 10 April 1886
He Knew He Was Bight. The French vagabond has a fixed idea that the soft side of a judge is a joke. That is the reason that such critical responses are given to his questions. The other day the judge asked a man who was on trial if he had been condemned before. The reply was : " Not that I recollect. Certainly not dur- ing these last five years." \_ " Why not for five years ?" asked the judgejV puzzled. " Because, mon President, I have been in. prison all that time !"