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Some Popular Falacies. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Some Popular Falacies. ? It is a mistake to think that the mora a man eats, the fatter and stronger he will become. To believe that the more bonn children study the faster they will learn. To conclude that if exercise is good, the more violent it is the more good is done. To imag- ine that every boor taken from sleep ia j an hour gained. To act on the presumption .that.-the smallest room in the house is large enough to sleep in. To argue that whatever remedy causes one to feel immediately better is good for the system, ' without regard to more ulterior effects. To eat j without aa appetite, or to continue to eat: after it has been satisfied, merely to gratify the taste. ' To | eat. :» pearly .«upper for tim ^pleasure eif^enoed, during the brie! time it is passing down the throat, at the expense of a whole night of disturbed; sleep and a night of weary waking in the morning.. |V) : ;
TRAGEDY AT SHEFFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
TRAGEDY AT SHEFFIELD. A hawker named Joseph Laycock, living in a court at Sheffield, and who only re- turned from gaol on Saturday, July 5, after serving a month's imprisonment, was found on Friday morning to have murdered his wife and four children. No movement of any of the family had been noticed by the neighbours since midnight, and on Friday morning one of them opened the door. A terrible sight presented itself. Behind the door was found Laycock's wife, quite dead, with her throat cut, and upstairs three children were lying on the bed, and one on .the floor in à naked state, also with their throats cut and quite dead. Laycock ?> him- self was found with a terrible gash across his throat, evidently self-inflicted. He was leaning behind the door upstairs, and was in a very, weak condition. The murders had apparently been committed in the night time, and Laycock, though still alive, had suffered from great loss of blood. He was taken to the West-street hospital. It. appears tha...
LATEST NEWS BY THE MAIL. WRECK OF THE LASTINGHAM IN COOK'S STRAITS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
LATEST NEWS BY THE MAIL. WRECK OF THE LASTINGHAM TS . V COOK'S STRAITS. . ??Poll particulars of this fearful wreck are to hand by the New Zealand papers. A strange part of the affair is that had it not been for the utter confusion in the dread- fully stormy night nearly every one might have been saved. The few who were forward found that they could clamber on to the rocks hy means of the bowsprit, but none of them appears to have thought of going aft and informing the unfortunates who crawled the poop. The following is the account given hy the carpenter. He says :-r-" The weather on Monday night was very had indeed; there were very heavy squalls and exceedingly thick weather. Land was reported on the port bow about a quarter past 8 o'clock, and all hands were to stand by with their oilskins in case they . -were required. The land we saw was Jackson's Head, which was about four miles distant/ When the land was sighted, we cut adrift the foresail and made sail. After standing on about...
MOVEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
MOVEMENTS. The s.s. Taiwan left Cooktown at 5 a.m. yesterday (16th) for Port B'arwin. The s.s. Airlie arrived in Sydney on tho 15th. The s.s. Tannadice sailed from Sydney on the loth. The s.s. Whampoa left Hongkong on the lo.th. The s,9. Tamsni arrived in Brisbane on the 15th. The s.9, Timor leaves Hongkong on the 21st. The s.s. Changchow loft Sydney on the Hth, The s.s. Menmuir leaves Sydney on the 30th. The s.s, Woosung sailed from Sydney on thc 16th.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
BERKLEY'S FEVER & AGUE MEDICINE. Ague Cored in 48 Honrs. THE never-failing success of this remedy has induced flic Proprietor to intro- duce it to the public. For convenience of, tlipse residing in the interior, the medicine, is put up in a convenient form J. The trial, of; one bottle will prove its virtue as a remedy for the disease for wliich it is; specially intended.. -*e: Testimonials. . The following extract from, MT, E. B;. ' KENNEDY'S book " Four years in Queens- land," will suffice to show the value of this. Medicine:- . "There are numerous Fever and Ague. Medicines advertised ; but I cannot in, justice quit this subject without rccom-. mending that made '' and sold by l£r.. BERKLEY, of Queen-street, Brisbane. I took some into the bush in a concentrated^ form ; a few drops completely cured the. disease in every instance, in which I tried it, and often prevented its coming on. No one should be without it, and he should guard that gloss bottle as Ids life in al} his. ...
Telegraphic News. FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT ADELAIDE. OCTOBER 16. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Telegraphic News. FROH OUR (OWN CORRESPONDENT ADELAIDE. OCTOBER 16, Railway officials disputes stuf xxmtinue, Hr. Thow, locomotive engineer, has been suspended, bnt has the sympathy of the Parlia- mentary Commission, The Payment of Members Bill ?passed its third reacting in the As- sembly yesterday. j A good deal of excitement was caused here this week by a report being spread abroad to the effect that coal had been discovered at Fowler's Bay. It has since turned out that the supposed coal was only clay, slightly carbonaceous. Mr. Cotton's bill making provision for granting blocks of hind up to 20 acres for working men was read a. first time yesterday. The con- ditions of the bill are that the appli- cant shall build a house, reside on the land for three years, hold a lease .of it for twenty-one years, and then buy it out for £1 per acre or over.. Distillation Bill has passed through the committee in Council; third reading Tuesday next. . Heavy fighting has jost taken place at Tamsu...
GOLD POSTAGE, INLAND. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
GOLD POSTAGE, INLAND. Parcels containing gold not exceeding 250 ounces are carried bj mail once every fortnight under Escort. Bate of postage charged is4d per ounce, and every parcel must be registered, A bonus of £5000 is offered by the South Australian Government for the first 500 tons of sugar grown and manufactured in the Northern Territory. A reward of £500 will be paid to the discoverer of a new goldfield in the Nor- thern Territory^ after 5000 ounces have been taken from it. A reward of £10,000 is offered for the discovery of a coal mine, in the Northern Territory.
FOOD FOR LAND BILL FRAMERS (COMMUNICATED.) [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
FOOD FOE LAND BILL FRAMERS (COMMUNICATED.) THERE is no denying the -well established theory that the framing of rules and \ regulations for the disposal of the lands of Australasia causes more trouble to , colonial politicians than any other feature of legislation with which they have to deal. Never an old parliament I dissolves and a new one is formed but that the Land Bill is one of the first (if not the first) questions that receive attention. Discrepancies (whether fancied or real), passed over by the old ! body, are picked out by the new and put to the test of a division. When I a clause suits the squatter, the free I selector is dissatisfied, and, on the other j hand, when the reading of an act par- ticularly pleases the selector, pastoralists complain loudly, and their represent I atives in parliament at once undertake the task of "reform." And so the Houses labour on, erasing portions of old clauses, and substituting according to their tenor of policy. Our own parliament of ...
GENERAL MISCELLANY. ONE MORE LOVE TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
GENERAL MISCELLANY. ONE MOSE LOVE TRAGEDY. A SAD case of attempted murder and suicide happened recently at Prahran, in Victoria- The perpetrator of the double tragedy was a young baker named Beyer, and the victim of his enmity a young and attractive girl named Margaret Irwin, a domestic servant residing in the same locality. Beyer had for some time been cohabiting with Miss Irwin, but latterly she sought the attentions of another suitor in preference to those of her former lover. Beyer, becoming jealous, made up his mind to be revenged, and to conclusively settle all differences between bis sweet heart and himself. Arming himself with a revolver, he waited for his victim. They met on the footpath near his own home, and so far as is known, without giving Miss Irwin any notice of his purpose, he deliberately fired three shots at her. He aimed at her head, one of the shots took effect, and the girl fell to the ground. Seeing that his object so far was accom- plished, next turned the we...
POST OFFICE ORDERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
POST OFFICE ORDEKS. For sums If payable in South Australia. Other Australian Colonies ") Tasmania, or New Zealand j United Kingdom, India, or 7 Capo of Good Hopo ......) Germany or Switzerland Hongkong. Not exceeding £2 Above £2, and not exceeding £5. S. D. 0 6 1 0 1 Ö 2 0 1 6 s. v. .0 6 1 0 2 0 4 0 3 0 Above £5,|. and not exceeding I £7.' 2 0 3 0 6 0 4 6 No Single Order can be granted for more than £10. A Money Order Office was opened at Tam Creek (Shackle) on the 4th Septem- ber, 1884. :
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
T. O'Connor, ^ CRATED WATER ^ ACT) 4 CORDIAL MANUFACTUREE, , ' ; v. ?. . THE PALMERSTON CLUB HOTEL. E. S» HOPEWELL, PROPRIETOR. Scale pf Cliarges : £ s- d Hoard sad Juccommodation per week ... ... ... 2' 10 0 .Board only, per week. 2 0 0. Board and Accommodation, per day ... ... ... 0 10 Ó Meals. ... 0 3 0 Beds ... ... ... ... ... 0 30 : Dinner or Tiffin Parties in. Private Apart- ments by Special Arrangement. ' Saddle Horses and Buggies for Hire, -(o) ; 'Telegrams addressed "PALMERSTON CLUB HOTEL " will receive prompt attention. . .Anatolian Mutual Provident Society. ESTABLISHED 1849. He*d Office-87 Pitt-Street^ Sydney. ' Queensland Branch Office-130 Queen , Street Brisbane. r Queensland Board: Hon. J: S. Turner, M. L. C. * Chairman. , Kearsey Cannan, Esq., MrR. C. S., . - Deputy-Chairnian ""James F. Garrick, Esq,f Q. C., Ml trA LA, Bernays, Esq., F. L. S., F. R. Gl S. .« Hon. E. B. Forrest, Esq., M. L. C 50,000 Members. £900,000 Annual Revenue. Invested Funds Exceed Four MU llons ...
Wool-Scouring Works at Sydney. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
WoolrScoTiring Works at Sydney. Every effort has been made during the last three yearn at the Hoorbank Wool-acooring Works, Liverpool, to keep Oe establishment np to the requirements of the.great. davekipingwoolindnatry of the colonies, sad the Werks '. may now fairry be deaerfked aa equal to any in operation, to or oat of England. It ia pretty w«Q known among the pastoralists and wool-growing community of tte ' colonies ; that the highett priée ever got tor machine-ecanred wool (2B. Sd. per ft.) was obtameil for staple operated on at the Moorebank works. And how the proprietary, Messrs. Henry Haigh and Son, have introduced machinery and : appliances which not only ensure more effectiveness of ; operation, butwhich greatly increase the' capabilities of the ^orks^^^fact, just donbhng their Output. These im. " proved appliances include the latest designed and patented scouring machinery, selected at the Crystal Palace Wool Exhibition last August, and which have proved, in opera tion a...
A Successful Fire Insurance Company. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
A-;?: Successful Fire Insurance '. Company. '_,;,| The solidity and development à » country's pro-; gross, can be read as muoh in insurance companies', reports as in statistical records'.. . All round the' board the reports of the companies of the past year'si wo&k in New South Walas and Queensland, show) ittwt despite the complaints of widespread depression! -the sisterial condition of the: two colonies has sub-! foantially prospered. We are indebted for à good deal of proof in support bf this tdl the report just! . issued by the Mercantile Mutual Insurance Company! (linuted), whose business extending, as , it does, | throtigfamt the colony of N:8,Wigwesuiantoa^ of the condition of trade generally. .The'! principal] insurances done by the Mercantile Mutual nave been renewals oft larger stocks, insurances on innumerable ¡ hew private residences in town sud country, station, j homesteads, new houses of business, stores, hotels,] factories, Ac. representing an amount exceeding...
The Sword of Waterloo. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
The Sword of Waterloo,; : r :-^rhe Cóiaicma ia free! &lt;\u - No wall of atone or »ea - Can hold a» yet the Mars of Prance, Or dim that proud old eulo glance, . ... Or daunt its chivalry. From Volga's mouth to mighty Bhine. , Carpathian gorge, and Apenine, From Saxon hall to Tartar trail, The lions of the nations quail; ' '.;*' . ...Aa heard again the dread tattoo.', ...t, (;- ' '-.".' And dared thef Sword of Waterloo.; I >? ^OMi*tooj»'s,b=sgles,htow, - . . And. Darns again the glow ! '??...I*!- Of ^tattle in th« heart of man, - I -,.,.'.,»ow.inasteriag from campand elsa, !¡ .. .To meet the worldly foe : ' Tlie hivcaac fires Ulnae «ks glean, And.hoard .again the drama.of doom, Tor -mighty in its scope and rage " ' The tnsllsage sad; the hattie gage; . ,.. -, And hared its bloodywork to do, . The fatal Sword of Waterloo. Was ired the warninggun,... As the red' summer sun . Smote fitùill»the Belgian seid; . .... Where Brito like a dinted shield, ? Withstood the nohle Hun. H...
POSTAL CHARGES. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
POSTAL CHARGES. LETTERS. PARCELS. PAPERS EnglnndandEuropc 6d \oz 4oz., 4d. -1 China ... ... 6^4 .4 i Singapore direct... 6-1- 4 4 ^ " viaHongkongls., ¿ 4 - . 4 - £ Java direct ... 6-1- 4 4 % " via Hongkong ls. w 4 4 £ Victoria. 2 £ 1 4 i New South Wales 2 £ 1 4 i . Queensland ... 2^1. 4 £ Tasmania ... 2 £ 1 4 1^ South Australia 2 £ . £ 5 i West Australia... 2 f 1- - 4 £ New Zealand ... 2 i 4 1 1
The Wholesale Fruit Business. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
The Wholesale ïVoït Business. Itifl a fact not very generally known, that one or two of the fruit export and import firms of Sydney do a business of between £70,000 and Je80,000 annually i On account of its situation, and also from the I character of its own soil and climate, the poriof Sydney is the great centre of the import'and export ; fruit business in Australia. One or two firms em-> Seying large capital, do almost the entire trade, the mensioBs of which are enormous. The inter colonial steamers running between Brisbane, Mel; bourne, Hobart, Adelaide, and Fiji, are laden each trip in or ont, into consignments of fruit, and they pass through the Sydney firms hands to almost every part on the coast, and to every town inland. The I principal firm in the business in Sydney is that of I Messrs. John Pope and Co., now established twenty five years, and doing an international as well as an intercolonial trade. Messrs. Pope and Go. are. ex- tensive shippers, to and from the ports a...
Reliable Sporting Guide. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Reliable Sorting Guide. ' The Australian sporting- public owe » good deal to . Ür.,J. J. Miller, thé w.eU-known sportsman of Mel [ bourne for the ' compilation and issue of a Completel á¿d'thorough reliable Sporting Guide, which xe bf real Value at the present moment, fit another fort* night the colonies are fairly entered on the season of 1884-85, and now more than ever sportsmen- require to be folly and correctly posted fav all- that concerns coming events. There is probably, no man more ac-f quainted with the public wants in this. djUection than Mr. J. J. Miller, and do bim justice, tie has got out a pamphlet or brochure which ought to be found in every hotel and club room in all the colonies, and in the hands of every sportsman or backer of horses throughout Austraha. Li point of fact, Keiuer's pamphlet is a necessity. It- gives particulars as to dates of nominations in all tbs big events, and is therefore invaluable to horseowners. Thepastyear's events axe so dealt with, tint a...
Southport and Twelve-Mile. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Southport and Twelve-Mile. (by coach.) UP MAiL.--Leaves Southport on Sun- day, at 5 o.m., and arrive at Bridge Creek on Mondays at 10 a.m.; Port 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 o.m. DOWN MAIL.-Leaves Union Beefs jm 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, 0 p.m. Leaves Port Darwin Camp on Wednes- days at 7 a.m. and arrives at Grove Hill 7.b0a.in.; Bridge Creek, ll o.m.-, South- port at G p.m.