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The Railway Accidental Peate's Ferry. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
I'hs Slnllway Occident nt Peate's Ii Ferry. I A Ti;i.r.0RAH in the S. M. Hbbalt- says:— . Diirinc the day the tide has fallen considerably, und discloses the tender lying on its lert sido immediately outside the engine, without its wheels. The engine itself is one manufactured by the Arias Engineering Company, Sydney, .epecinlly for mountain travelling. It was mnde in' 1882, and is numbered 178. It is said to bo not alight engine rorapared with other engines, but it was overloaded on this nAPnuinn Torn nninta tuill tmvn ,n in^lrn^l ii- to — l«t, whether the onttine was overloaded ; nud 2nd, if not, whether the btake connections woro properly renewed, after the train was . ? parted beyond Hormby. The engine had been running on' this line for about seven months, nnd is said to have done its woik well. Among the incidents of the catastrophe special mention must be made of the conduct of Patrick Prootor, porter and pointsman at this station. It was his duty to put over tho points, about...
"The Celts are Flying with a Vengeance." [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
' The Celts are Flying with a Veiigcmice.' An Irish paper dated April 30, has the following : — ' Once again wholesalo evic tions are driving the people in shoals out of the country. Eviction and emigration; these are the sole boons the English Gov ernment offers to', Ireland. The two things are inseparable. The crowbar bri gade is the feeder of the emigrant vessel. The crowbar brigade has been busy on tbe hillsides; and the result is a crowding of peasants on tho quays. The sudden tide of emigration is phenomenal— is astounding. For many years there has been nothing even faintly to resemble it. Wo read. For. the last four weeks 9230 souls left Queenstown. It is calculated that over 3,000 will embark here during tho ensu ing weolc, so that altogether nearly 13,000 of the bono and sinew of the Irish race will' have left their native land dur ing the month of April for the Great Republic of the West. William O'Brien, the Irish agitator, has landed at Queenstown on his return from the ...
Mysterious Disappearance. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
Mysterious Disappearance. Atoung man named John Tomkins; ' a clerk iu the Bank of Now South Wales at Penrith has disappeared very mys teriously. He left Penrith by tho 7 o'clock train on Saturday night, stating his intention of going to his father's residence at Balmain. He did not re turn to his duties on Monday, and the manager sent a message to bis father, who - came up to Penrith at once. He knew nothing of his son. For a day or two matters were kept very quiet, but the missing man did not return. Full inquiries are being made. It is stated by a man named Mowle, employed by Mr. Tooth, that he had seen Toinkins at Petersham on Tuesday. No trace has yet been discovered. Tomkins was tem perate in his habits. Of late he had been reading heavily and was somewhat melancholy. His accounts were all correct. He left the bank, keys on his toilet-glass. It is rumoured that he took his two revolvers and cartridges, which are missing. The police have the matter in hand, and a great deal. of ...
Discovery of a Still. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
Discovery of a Still. On Saturday morning last Snb-inspector Latimer, of Parramatta, accommpanied by two members of the local police force, left town on horseback, with a view to making a search for the locality in which illicit distilling operations wero supposed to bo carried on. They were joined en route by Senior-constable Johnson and three members of the Liverpool force, and, acting on information received, they proceeded to a lonely spot known as Ueadman s (Jreek, some 15 miles or so beyond Liverpool, and between that town aud the Pacific Ocean. They ar rived at the point indicated about day break, and after a short search dis covered' a complete set of distilling apparatus, including a copper still, a tin still, a worm,, and several casks. The latter were empty, and although no ono was about at tho time, it was very evi dent that the apparatus had been, used at a comparatively recent period. . The locality in which it was found was a sequestered gully, surrounded by precipi t...
The French Crown Jewels. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
Tbe French Crown Jewels. Queen Victoria is understood to have determined to purchase some of tho Crown jewels now on exhibition here, and shortly to be sold. These sparkling pebbles have figured conspicuously in the history of France ; one day giving , bril liance to tho person of tho Sovereign, next day being sent to some foreign'land as: hostage for the ransom of a1 town, as guarantee or a joan; contracted, m cue interest of the State, or of the payment of a war-indemnity, .Stolen ;in: 1792 and recovered by a sort of miracle, - they dissappeared in the revolution- of 1848. The war of 1870 exposed them to fresh danger, but they were conveyed to Brest, to be kepi out of the hands of the enemy France had so. unwisely brought across her frontier. It has been said that they were deposited in a ship in the roads, and just missed being sent to the West Indies as the vessel was ordered thither. But they were not thus exposed to tlie perils of the sea. Nestling in their morrocco leather ca...
A Horrible Death. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
A Horrible Death. On Thursday morning a man named Gavin Hamilton, a clearer on the second section of the railway, met with his death in a most shocking manner. He,- in company with a mate, was engaged inhuming off in the gully by Beard's cutting. A tremendous fire was (laming at tho bottom,' and Hamilton, who was on ono side of the gulcb, called to his mate to help him roll' down a heavy log. As soon as it was started, however, Hamilton lost his balanco and was precipitated right into tho iburning mass, head first. His companion made desperate efforts to extricate him, getting, severely burned about the arms in his courageous attempt to . save Hamilton, but without avail ; lie shouted for help, andi his cries brought the men down from- the cutting, who, with buckets of ?water, succeeded - in reducing the fire. Hamilton was by . this time charred to a cinder, but by means of a forked stick and, a rope they succeeded in drawing his body out of the furnace. ? The acci dent occurred at ...
A County Down Landlord. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
A County Down Landlord. The Earl of Dufferin, Governor-General of India, has written to his county Down .tenantry, in loply to a memorial from them asking a reduction of 33 por cent. Tho communication comes from Govern ment Houso, Calcutta, and. in it his Excellency says : — ' I beg to remind you that two years ago, before I left Ireland, in order to avoid any differences arising during my absence in India, I ofl'ored to all leaseholders on my estate to break their leases, and to havo their rents re duced in friendly conference with my agent, according to valuation submitted. Nearly all accepted my proposal, and a general settlement for a period of fifteen years was thus arrivod at by mutual consent. At this distance it has been impossible for me to observe with auy accuracy to what degree prices have been running down in the Belfast markets. I understand, however, that nearly all of you have paid your rents to November last in a very honourable manner, and should you have another u...
A Chinese Marriage in Newcastle. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
A Chinese Marriage In Newcastle. 1 i The marriage ceremony of Mr. Ah Yung and the beautiful and fascinating Miss Sam Way was performed at Mr. Hop War's house, in Watt-street, on Sunday (says tho Newcastle Herald ), by the Rev. Yuk Sun, in the presence of about 250 Celestials. Upon entering the house tho eye of the visitor was immediately attracted by several elabor ately illuminated banners, whioh in Chinese wished bride and bridegroom every success in life. The chief portion of the lengthy ceremonial, however, was the disposal of the very large and varied stock of edibles and drinkables. For over 10 day past a large number o? cooks have been employed in the preparation of the costly dainties,, among which sharks' fins, at a cost of 15s per lb., were a piece de resistance . The tables, of which there were 14, were literally groaning under their burden of viands. Among the many presents given to the bride was a handsome diamond ring, tho gold holding several large geins of the first ...
Buck-Jumping Horses. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
Buck-Jumping Horses. The S. M. Herald says : — Tho council of the National Agricultural Socioty of Victoria must have somo curious idoas on tho. oncouragcmetit of good breeding in horseflesh, when they make point of in cluding in their programino a buckjump ing contest. Tho sub-committee rccontly appointed to make suggestions in con nection with tho coming exhibition, advised tho elimination of tho buck jumping item from the programmo j but at a meeting of the council last week their proposal was rejected by a largo majority of the members who look at the matter from a business point of view — in fact . from the gates. Numbers of the animals that used to compote in the buck-jumping contests had to be urged to better (?) performances by whip and spur, and if only from humane motives tho exhibition should be discontinued.
Counsel to Smokers. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
Counsel to Smokers. A French physician has been giving some counsel to smokers. He has found that the disease most frequently induced by smoking is a fatty degeneration of the heart ; but he is a smoker himsolf, and does not advise his patients to forswear a long habit. That, lie thinks, would cause their last state to be worse than the-first. Instead of doing this, ho lays down a code of rules for the guidanoe of smokers, to which it is ..to be feared they; will not pay as much attention as they might. Never smoke fasting, says the doctor. It has hitherto been supposed fhat smoking was an excellent, antidote to hunger, and many a traveller has certainly found it to be so. A pipe, a tightening of the belt, and' a nip' of brandy is Mr. Archibald Forbes' lecipe for staying a craving stomach. ,
The Gunpowder Explosion In Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
The Gunpowder Explosion In Melbourne. No fresh light has been thrown upon the explosion in Bourke-street on Friday night. The owner of the premises in which the explosion occurred says there had not been more than from 90 to 1201b. of powder on the premises for many months past. A ' burglar trap ' had been set, and it was thought that this'had caused the explosion. This con sisted of a loaded pistol placed in a vyce which pointed to the back door, the trigger being attached to the door by a wire, so that any one entering would discharge the weapon. This, however, was found in the same state as when it was fixed in position; There were rumours abroad on Saturday that bodies were in the ruins, but so far nothing has been discovered. The windows of every building within a radius of 100 yards were shattered to atoms. The shop in which the explosion occurred, and the one adjoining are in a very dangerous state, and they are expected to fall at any moment. The premises were insured, but t...
Depot for Farm Produce. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
Depot for Farm Produce. One of the orders of the day., at last week's sitting of the Assemblyjwas the consideration by Committee of the Whole of an ' address to the Governor, praying that His Excellency will be pleased to cause to b§;pla'-&dvpn theft .Estimates for 1887 a sum not exceeding £20,000, for the purpose of erebting a depot for the sale of jEarm produce, whereby, the pro ducers of ' this colony Yriay be placed upon an equal footing with those of the other colonies in offering their produce for sale.' A motion similar to the fore going was recently dt bated by the House, arid the consideration adjourned. A few dayo ago Mr. Tonkin, one of. tbe members ?for-East'Mscquarie, was informed by the Colonial Secretary that the Government ?had decided to erect a depot for the sale ?of produce. . The depdt is .to be erected at Darling ' Harbour. Last week Mr. Tonkirl' and Mr. Haynes visited the! locality with a view to the selection of a! site for the proposed depot. A thoroug...
Payment of Members. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
, ; ; Pajment of Members. It is understood that the feeling of the! Legislative Assembly is decidedly in . favor, of eliuiir^ating th^t ^clause in. the ' bill for the remuneration of menltiers 5 which; fixes the date- of ,the .assembling the next Parliament as that on- which the measure shall come into force. A - majority of members are in favor' of the bill coming into operation at tbe begin ning of next session, the previous Parlia ; menthaving expressed the opinion that .. it was right and proper that members should be paid. The members ate going to resist, also, the clause which provides . that in case of absence they shall not be paid. s ,j ? , i .
A Japanese Man of War. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
^AJapanese Man of War. The; S. M. Herald says : — ' Another addition was made to the fleet of war ships in . Farm : Cove, yesterday, by the arrival of the corvette Ruijio, flying the Japanese' Imperial naval ensign. . The Ruiiio is a composite vessel of 1481 tons. and has an auxiliary screw, by means of which ~ she 'attains a speed of ' 10 knots. Her crew numbers 360, all told, and includes - 21 officers and 36 cadets, all Japanese.,' : The Ruijio being a training ship ? only, . is not heavily armed, her battery consisting of six 64-pounder Armstrong muzzle-loading ? guns. She will remain here probably about a fort night.'
Painful and Horrifying Discovery. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
Paloful aud HEorrifyinfi Discovery. t London has been electrified with horror and shame to find that, despite the pas sing of the Criminal Law Amendment Bill,- ? the traffic in females 'of tender years for immoral purposes still continues here. Cases as bad as any , mentioned in the celebrated revelations of the Pall Mall Gazette, beaded ' The Maiden Tri bute of- Modern Babylon,-' have just been brought, tolight. Intlie-Lambeth Police Court; Edward Proeknelland three women have i: been charged with having kept disreputable houses and procured girls of tender -age. It was deposed that ' scores of children, whose ages ranged from 10 to '14 years, have been obtained by the prisoners and debauched.' ? If such a case can haye.a redeeming feature, it is that the unmanly men, so far as. the evidence has gone, appear to have been all of the lower. and depraved rank. The Govern ment ;is undertaking the prosecution. The'^risq'ners qtand remanded,: pending tW further preparation . of ; the cas...
Lismore show. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
Lismore Show. [rnoM otjr corhespohdbmt.] Bbino unnblo to iurnish you with a full account of thu abovo iu time for your last issue, I wiU endeavour to give you for your next a summary of what took place, but being a novico, I will not attempt to go into detail on tho tospectivo oxhihits. Considering tho depression iu gonoral, tho uufavorablo seasons, and the number of postponements on account of tho inceHsaut inclemency of tho weather, the bIiow was u groat BucccuB. The flrat -lny was cold and 4 l.vntt rnninrr. Iinrl till) CTOtllld beiiifl- damn, mado it rather unpleusnut for ' mooouing ' ubout, thoro boing somo 800 visitors present. The socoud day was wnrmer, and there must havo boon fully lf-00 persona ou tho grouud, from nil parts of tho district, Thoro woro over 800 exhibits, and, although fow, woro, undor the circumstances, fiist-cluss, many of' tho faucy exhibits being incomploto, owing to tho shoitucsa of tituo given, and tho uncertainty of tho weathor. Tho stock as a rulo wor...
CABLEGRAMS. LONDON, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
CABLEGRAMS. London, Tuesday. The Imperial Parliament has been pro rogued until August. An address has been presented to the Marquis of Hartington signed by 1 16 heads of the Oxford and Cambridge Univer sities, approving of the policy of the Unionists with regard to Ireland, and condemning Gladstone and obstruction. The P. and O. Company are making arrangements to carry third-class pas sengers. A motion to limit the operation of the Crimes Bill to 3 years, has been rejected in the uommons by a majority of 61. Mr. Gladstone supported the motion. The Agents-general are visiting Pam and Rome, in older to obtain a reduction of postage on letters passing through those placeB for Australia. London, Wednesday. Mr. W. H. Smith has given notice of motion in the House of Commons that the closure be adopted with regard to the further stages of the Irish Crimes Bill. Mr. O'Donnel, member for Dun garvan, has decided to commence an action for libel against the Times, for identifying the Parnellite...
TELEGRAPHIC. SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
TELEGRAPHIC. Tfromour own correspondent.') Sydney, Wednesday. In thn Assembly Mv. iJuvns, in reply to Mr. Ewing, said with regard to the three men Atkins, Caddie, and Saunders, dis missed from the dredge at Ballina, Rich mond River, their services had been temporarily dispensed with, owing to a reduction in tho number of hands engaged on the dredge, and the men who were to take their places had been longer in the service. A bill was read the first time to amend the 117th clause of the Municipalities let ; also a resolution to place an addi tional sum of £250,000 on the estimates for expenditure on the roads of the colony, The duty on spirits, and the excise duty on tobacco have passed through committee, and the House adjourned at 1 a.m. The ship Earl Zetland, for the safety of which much anxiety has been folt, arrived in harbour yesterday. The 8cull«ng race between Kemp and Matterson has been postponed 'till Monday next. The Government intend taking civil actions against those firms...
Important to Small Owners of Large Stock. [Newspaper Article] — The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser — 1 July 1887
Important to Small Owners of Large Stock. . It haa always been a que. tlio vexata whether owners of one or two head of .'K'horees or cattle wero liable to be fined Under the Stock and Pastures Act for neglecting to send in their annual returns. !?';?« They Always have been, but ' from tho 'extract hereto appended it will be seen '?'that . such, fines were illegal. In the Lng . islatiye Council, last week, Mr. Stewart moved, — That this House disapproves of ? the new regulation No. 40 of the Pas tures and Stock Protection Acts, becauso in the opinion of this House, it imposes obligations and penalties upon all owners ? of horses, cattle, and sheep throughout ? the colony not authorised ' by any law how in force. He said that he had been _ .repeatedly asked to explain what the regulation: meant, and whether it was intended to apply to persons who' owned , i one horse,' cow, or sheep. He could - ' hardly believe that when the regulation was adopted it was intended that such persons sho...