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Commercial. WEEKLY EPITOME. The Chronicle Offices. Friday evening, November 8. GENERAL MERCHANDISE. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
CmnniemaL WEEKLY EPITOME. The Chronide Offices, Friday evening, November 8. (tKvf.tiat. Merchandise. There has been a fair amount of business - transacted in the open import markets during the past week, but chiefly in small lines, buyers ?showing little inclination to take up parcels. 3?he continued dry weather is causing country ? Uwders to be curtailed, and business generally in the north is dull. West Australian trade is -brisk, and good orders are coming forward by each mail. Town trade is fairly good and general distributing businessis brisk. Stocks are sot large, but are sufficient for all present market requirements, values are in many cases Advancing, and prices generally are better than for some time past. Sugars are in good demand, and the Colonial Sugar Refinery is kept busy supplying ordinary trade require ments. Mauritius lines are out of the market, and nothing will be available until the arrival of the True Blue, due in about ten days. Queenslands still come down slo...
FASHIONS IN MILLINERY. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
FASHIONS IN MILLINERY. We take the following from WeigeVs Journal of Fashions of November 1 : — As the constant topic of discourse on fashion is of the brightness of the colors being worn we are naturally diverted to this when we begin to speak of the millinery of the season. II colors are varied in hue and arrangements in dress their feature is concentred here, and as heterogenous are they in collection as a flower garden robed in its spring attire. Indeed look ing over the headgear of a fashionable crowd you might well be persuaded, with little of illusion, that it is parterres of flowers of the most brilliant hues to be culti vated upon which you gaze. And certainly we have never worn shapes or styles of trimming in which more license was allowed. Hats are larger and broad garnitures are quite invariable. An instance of a specimen hat is of shot bronze and heliotrope straw ; on each aide and drooping over the brim are black feathers and shorter ones go to the top, a tinted osprey...
Ladies' Column. QUEEN VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
Safe' Column. QUEEN VICTORIA. In a sketch of 'The Modern Monarch,' in the new number of the Woman at Home, reference is made to the great affection for the young Queen which showed itself among all classes. Charles Dickens, we are told, was one of the youths who had a severe attack of Queen fever; happily he recovered, or we should not have received anything from his pen beyond the Pickwick Papers. His youthful aberration must have come to the great novelist's memory with amusement when, at the climax of his fame, he was commanded to lunch with the Queen at Windsor, and received from her hands a copy of her Majesty's ' Tour in the High lands,' inscribed with the words, 'From the humblest to the most distinguished author in England.' At to coronation the ceremonies lasted more than four hours, and throughout the Queen played her part with wonderful composure. Care, says the same writer, had been taken to provide a crown suitable for her small head, but no one had thought about re duc...
CONTENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
CONTESTS. Advertisements ? 1,2,3,4,5,8,45,46,47,48 Needles ? 5 Shipping News ? » ? 6 Commercial ? .. .. .. 6 Births, Marriages, and Deaths - ? 8 Solar and Lunar Calendar ? 8 Do Correspondents ? 8 leaders.— Harvest Prospects— Comparative Rail way Statistics ? : ?? ..9 The Week ? 9 Correspondence ? 11 ?^telegraphic News ? 12—21 The Turf. ? 12-28 Law Courts ? 13 Country News ? 14 District Councils '. ? 15 Minim: Intelligence ? 15—27 General News ? 15-21 The Parliament ? 16—25 Intercolonial .. ? 23 Cricket ? 31 Homing ? 31 Amusements ? ? ? 31 Athletics ? ..31 Wit and Humor ? 32 Poetry ? 33 literature— A Man's Privilege (Dora RusselH — When Greek Meets Greek (Joseph Hatlon)— Mrs. Tregaskis (Mrs. Campbell-Praed)— A Golden Opportunity — Some Snake Yarns . . 33 Ladies' Column. — Queen Victoria — Fashions in Millinery — Impecunious Wives — Gossiji — t London Fashions and Frivolities— The Third '? Lady Parkes— The Duke of Marlborough's En gagement — Lad}' Godiva, Indian Version . . 36 Sunday ...
A HUGE CONFLAGRATION. FIRE IN NEW YORK. LONDON, November 6. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
A HUGE CONFLAGRATION. FIRE IN NEW YORK. London, November 6. Intelligence has been received of a disastrous fire in New York. The fire is reported to have broken out in Bleecker-street, in the Broadway, and in spite of the strenuous efforts made by the New York fire brigades it spread with alarming rapidity, causing immense destruction of pro perty before it was finally got under. Among the properties destroyed ar.e the Manhattan and Empire banks, while a great many houses have also been burned to the ground. The fire brigades made gallant efforts to subdue the flames, and 15 firemen are reported to have been seriously injured during the attempt to obtain a mastery over the fire. The damage to property is estimated at 3,000,000 dollars.
A REMARKABLE TRIAL. A MARQUIS ACCUSED OF MURDER. LONDON, November 6. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
A. REMARKABLE TRIAL. A MARQUIS ACCUSED OF MURDER. London, November G. A remarkable trial has just been concluded at the Court of Bourges; a town iu France, situated at the confluence of the Auzen and Yevre, 124 miles south of Paris. The Marquis of Nay ves has been acquitted of a charge of having murdered his stepson, whose death occurred m 1885. The charge was laid by tne Marchioness or Nay ves, who alleged that under the influence of the priests she had been compelled to keep silence with regard to the murder for nine years. The Marchioness, it is asserted, tried to suborn the witnesses for the defence, but her efforts met with no success, aud resulted in a complete expose in court.
AUSTRIA. LONDON, November 6. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
AUSTRIA. London, November C. It is reported that the Emperor Francis Joseph of Austria has declared an amnesty with regard to political prisoners throughout Bohemia. The pardon, it is announced, includes the leaders of the Omladina Secret Sosiety, 80 of the members of which were sentenced in Feb ruary, 1894, to terms of imprisonment varying from seven months to a year'B hard labor for smaller offences, and from two and a-half to eight years for high treason. The agitation of the Young Czech party for the elevation of Bohemia to the same status as that of Hungary was due to the action of the Omladina Secret Society.
SHIPPING. LONDON, October 31. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
SHIPPING. London, October 31. Arrived at London — From Sydney— Aberdeen, steamer, sailed August 30 via Melbourne September 5. From Wallaroo— Dundale, barque, sailed May 14. London, November 4. Arrived at London :— From Melbourne— Maori, steamer, sailed August 24, via Sydney September 8. From Sydney — filoemfontein, steamer, sailed September 10, via Melbourne September 14 and Port Augusta September 22,
COMMERCIAL NEWS. LONDON, October 31. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
? comkrominewb: -? - ? —i Or- ? ? ? London, October 3L Bbbadbtuffs. — Adelaide wheat ex ware house is quoted. at £1 8s. 6d. per 496 lb., being 6d. higher than a week ago. The market is firm. Victorian wheat ex warehouse is quoted at £1 8s. 6d. per 496 lb., 6d. higher than a week ago. Business is steady. New Zealand wheat, long-berried, ex Btore, is only quoted nominally. Australian flour, superfine, is £1 Is. per 2S0 lb., or Gd. higher than a week ago. Metals.— Copper— For Chili bars the cash price is £45 15s. per ton, unchanged. Business is active. Tin— The cash quotation is £66 10s. per ton, a rise of 15s. The market is firm. The quotation at three months is £67 2s. (id. per ton, a rise of . £1 18s. 6d. Lead— Soft foreign is quoted at £11 7s. 6d. Sugar. — German best, 86 per cent., is quoted for cash at 10s. 9d. per cwt. f.o.b. Hamburg, a rise of ljd: Java sugar, No. 14, is 12s. 9d. per cwt. (unchanged). The market is quiet. Frozen Meat. —New Zealand mutton (first quality) is wort...
THE WOOL MARKET. LONDON, November 5. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
THE WOOL MARKET. ? o London, November 5. The wool market on the Continent is reported to have slightly recovered its tone. The market in Yorkshire is stated to be extremely depressed in consequence of the curtailment of American orders. Little business is being done in London, but it is expected that the shortage in the supply of Australian wool will cause a hardening in Jhe prices »t the 1896 sales.. ,
THE TRANSVAL. TROUBLE IMPENDING. LONDON, November 5. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
™e4Mnsva^^ TROtrBLB IMPENDING. _?». \ ,-' London.- November!*. : Lord Salisbury, in his capacity as Secretary of State for Foreign Affaire, has telegraphed to President Kruger that the closing of the Vaal fords in the Transvaal for the purpose of preventing the transit Jof goode Bent-from Dape Colony is regarded as an unfriendly breach of the convention existing between the two nations. Lord Salisbury adds— 'I presume after re ceiving this intimation your Government will cause the fords to be opened within ten days.'
THE SHIPBUILDERS' STRIKE. LONDON, November 6. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
THE SHIPBUILDERS' STRIKE. ? n * London, November -'6. It is announced that the general lockout in the shipbuilding works at Glasgow has com menced in accordance with the threat madeby the employers, who stated that in the evenb of the men at the Belfast works going out on strike the union engineers at Glasgow would be dismissed at the rate of 25 per cent, each week. In consequence of this action on the part of the employers the unionist workmen, it is stated, are arranging to withdraw entirely from the yards, at Glasgow.
TERRIBLE STORY OF CRIME. WHOLESALE POISONING IN PRUSSIA. LONDON, November 6. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
TERRIBLE STORY OR CRIME, WHOLESALE POISONING IN PRUSSIA. London. November 6. A terrible story of crime iB reported from Prenzlau, a town in Prussia, situated some 57 miles north of Berlin. Seven cases of poisoning having occurred at comparatively short intervals in Prenzlau a strict investigation into the cases was instituted by the police authorities, with the result that the brothers and sister of a family named Springsteen were arrested and placed upon their trial for murder. Among the victims were the father and mother of the accused, the death in each in stance being due to the administration of strychnine, the motive for the crime being found in the fact that the deceased were heavily insured, and that the murderers obtained possession of the money after their death. The prisoners were found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. _
NOTES FROM MELBOURNE. Melbourne, November 1, 10 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
NOTES FROM MELBOURNE Melbourne, November 1, 10 p.m. . The ramous sire Trenton still remains in Mr. W. R,. Wilson's stable, Mr. Howard Arundel, of Berrigan, New South Wales, who ? won him in the St. Aibans lottery, being de barred from taking him away by writs of foreign attachment issued by a number of alleged creditors. It appears that Green and others claim £1,496, said to be due by Mr. Arundel on mortgage, and the Modern Perma nent BuiIdingSocietyclaims£4,807? alleged to be owing by the winner of Trenton in respect of interest under covenants. Mr. Justice Hodges had the matter before him to-day, when he was asked to fix the amount of bond for which the plaintiffs would have to make themselves responsible in the case of the writs being issued. His Honor fixed the amount at £1,500 in the case of Green aud others, and at £4,850 in the case of the Modem Permanent Building Society. These bonds give a guarantee to recoup the defendant, whose property has been attached, for his losses a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
AN APOLOGY BY MESSRS. J. FROS SARD & CO. We have recently made ? a certain statement regarding our Cavour Cigars (which are now sold everywhere at eight for Is.), to which ob jection has been taken in certain quarters. We said that, by buying the Cavour at ljd. each, the smoker received a cigar equal in quality to the usual 3d. cigars, which statement we now retract, as since then the opinion of good judges has led us to tbe conclusion that our Cavours are infinitely superior in quality to any 3d. cigar— in fact they compare favorably with many 6d. ones. For mildness, aroma, and good manufacture they have never been approached at their price, and the sudden and general demand for them is the best proof of this. We beg, in conclusion, to thank the in telligent public, who, by patronising our Cavours, have done justice to us and to their own judgment.— J. Fbossabd & Co., Payeme, Switzerlajw1 ' Px201:193
CLUB-SWINGING RECORD. Hobart, November 7. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
CLUB-SWINGING RECORD. Hobart. November 7. John Griffiths, aged 28, a native of Bal larat, succeeded in breaking the world's record in club-swinging to-night, having put up 27 hours. Prior to this T. Box, of New Zealand, with 26 hours, held the championship. Griffiths finished strong, and could have gone on for some time longer. His Bole sustenance consisted pf beef tea and biacuitu. .
THE DERBY WINNER. Melbourne, November 4. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
THE DERBY WINNER. Melbourne, November 4. The night before the Cup attracted as usual a crowded attendance at the Victorian Club, and Bourke-strcet was thronged with a dense crowd, who listened to the cheers that were civen in the club in honor of Mr. W. R. Wilson, whose health was drunk in cham pagno, as the owner of the Derby winner. Mr. Buckley proposed Mr. \yilson s health in cordial terms,- and'Mr. PhiUip Glenister, in response for Mr. Wilson, who is absent, said that gentleman intended to ' keep a small and select stud, and trusted it would not be many years before he would have horses to compete for the blue riband, as he valued the trophy which Wallace had gained on Saturday more than the money ho had won over the race. He was very much attached to Wallace, and was proud when he got the son of Carbine back again.
ACTION AGAINST A SAILOR. Melbourne, November 7. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
ACTION AGAINST A SAILOR. Melbourne, November 7. At the Port Melbourne Court to-day Wil helm White, an A.B. on the ship Wiscombe Park, was charged with being absent without leave from his vessel on November 2. White recently had a mate of the vessel before the jrourt for striking him with an iron bar, because he refused to go overside at tho end of a bowline during very heavy weather. This case was dismissed, and on November 2 the captam refused to allow White ashore to consult a lawyer. White then left on his own account' and was arrested. The bench took advantage of the fact that the captain had not entered the cir cumstance in his log-book and dismissed the case -with £2 2s. costs. The counsel for White told the bench that if the man went back on board he would be murdered, and he asked the bench to cancel the contract between the captain and White. The bench could not entertain the application. The counsel asked— Is the man to go on board? The Chairman — The man knows his duty. T...
COMMERCIAL NEWS. LONDON, November 6. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 9 November 1895
COMMERCIAL NEWS. London, November 6. Bjieadstcffs. — The visible supply of wheat in the United States is 75,600,000 bushels as against 71,900,000 bushels a week ago and 108,000.000 bushels a year ago. The butter market has collapsed, as retailers are buying margarine and other inferior mixtures. Danish butter is quoted at about 120s. per ewt. and colonial butter is nominally quoted at from 115s. to 120s. per cwt.