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Strange Celebration. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Strange &lt;^ebr«fcion. The citizcni of Hameln, or Haiaaliiij, ia Brans wick, Germany, on Jnne 18, celebrated, with much pomp and panda the 600th ansivsnery of the charming of the children of Harnett*, by the " Pied Piper." The people turned out m * heir best attire Ali tile schools, workshops and stores were closed, and the entire population of the district male such a holiday as has seldom been seen, eren in Germ say. Bands paraded all the morning, !and. there was general jollity preceding the principal event of the day,, which was the procession after the general assemblage at twp o'dneh in front of^ the " old i;illitöB0ltStlMi"^t^nW^ii r Von Hssaehn, who lived in the same house, on Tnurday, 600 years ago, by the charms of bis pipe, lured the children of the village from their Homes into a eave in the Koppelberg Hill, and duwppeared with them there, in revenge upon the burgomaster for refusing to pay the three thousand crowns promised the piper for ridding the town of its...
The Way of the World. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
The Way of 'the World. A youth would rasrry a imuden, For fair and fono; ww she; . Bat she waa rick, atad he waa poor, And so it mifUaot be. A lady never oowd weer Her mower hem it firm A gown that came of an Indian plant Instead of an Indian .worm.! . And so the'cruel word was spoken ; And so it was two hearts were broken. . . Ayppth wouMmarry am . For fair and fond was she ; . ; - Bot ha was high, and she .waa low, ' And so it might not be. '.'..' A man who had worn a spur, In ancient battle won, Had sent it down with great renown, To goad his ra tore eon 1 And so the cruel trord was spoken, And so it was two hearts were broken..
Yam Creek and Katherine, [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Yam Creek and Katherine, (by packhorse). Mails leave Yam Creek on Wednesdays at 5 a.m. and arrive at Fort Darwin Camp on Wednesday at (5.30 o.m. ; Grove Hill at 7 a.m.; Twelve-Mile Camp, 12 noon; Extended Union, 12.30 p.m. ; Union Reef, 4 p.m. ; Pine Oreek, G p.m. ; Katherine on Friday at 2 p.m. RETURN TBIP. Mails leave Katherine on Saturdays at noon and arrive at Pine Creek on Sundays at 5 p.m. ; Union Reef, Monday, 7 a m. ; Extended Union, 11.30 a.m. ; Twelve Mile Camp, 12, noon;. Grove Hill, 4 p.m.; Port Darwin Camp, 4.30 p.m. ; Yam Creek, 6p.m._V
BILLIARDS EXTRAORDINARY. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
BILLIARDS EXTRAORDINARY. After seven days' play (says the SPORTING LIFE) the extraordinary match between W. Mitchell and W. J. Peal (10,000 up, for £100) which has been progressing at Mr. A. Baker's fine saloon adjoining the Manor House, Finsbury Park, N., since Aug. 15th last, was brought to a conclusion next day. We say extraordinary advisedly, for it has proved so in more senses than one. Never before in our recollection, since he was known as " Bradley's Boy " has Mitchell played such an unimportant part in a match of this magnitude ; whilst, on the contrary, Peall has never previously maintained such a brilliant form. During the course of the match Peall compiled 20 seperate breaks of over 100, numbering 8032, points, the chief of which were-1211 (the largest on record for a prize), 1085 (unfinished), 828, 665, ,552; 530, 501, 329, 266, 253, 269, 221, 205, and 199, while Mitchell's best were 813 566, and 317. It will thus be seen that Peall made all his points, with the excepti...
FISTICUFFING THE EGYPTIANS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
FISTICUFFING THE EGYPTIANS. The passengers and crew of an English steamer, which has just arrived in the Thames (says an English paper) were eye-witnesses, whilst at Port Said, of an extraordinary fracas between some English sailors and a number of Egyptian troops and sailors. The mail steamer had occasion to wait at Port Said for a short time, but had barely come to her moorings when her passengers noticed a boat leave the side of the British war vessel Alexandra, which was stationed there. The boat contained four sailors and one marine, and appeared to have left the vessel surreptitiously. It had got some distance from the Alexandra before the flight was discovered, and immediately signals were passed to the Egyptian vessel which was near them to stop the fugitives. A boat was lowered from the Egyptian vessel and manned by nine sail- ors and an officer. When the English j sailors saw that they were followed they : waited until their pursuers caine up to ' them, when with extraordi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Southern IFewspapers, THE Proprietor of this -, journal : has boen appointed AGENT for the following high-class Southern Weekly Newspapers : The AUSTRALASIAN. Sydney BULLETIN. TOWN AND COUNTRY JOURNAL. SYDNEY MAIL. The LEADER. Copies of which may he obtained at this office by applying early after the ar- rivai of thc boats from southern colonies. Any of the above-named journals will be forwarded to any part of the Territory upon receipt of 2(is. (Jdper year in advance, and any other colonial or English, news-. paper can be- arranged for. THE SKETCHER, AND ILLUSTRATED AUSTRALIAN NEWS, both Melbourne Monthly journals,. Can bc supplied at thc rate of ls. each for double numbers and Cd. for single* FAULDING'S INSECT DESTROYING POWDER Is carefully prepared from the freshest and strongest flowers obtainable tn the European markets, and is guaranteed superior to any other preparation of the kind ever offered to. the public of Austra- lia. It is indispensible- to. Travellers by Rail' or- St...
A Thoroughly Useful Publication. SEND FOR TT, WITHOUT DELAY. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
A Thoroughly Useful Publica- tion. .... SEND FOB TT, WITHOUT DELAY. Here is a simple fact. The man is best educated who makes his home happy. This is the Bum and substance of,all the learning,;all the struggling of humanity'. Happinness in the home means intel- lectual and physical control, nobleness and'generosity pf disposition, and a true and correct guaging of what are known as the world's pleasures. These fasts being beyond dispute, the man who in pursuit ; of private business pr^profession contributes some- thing towards that happiness, is a benefactor. The art furniture maker contributes his quota to the general happinness, so does the 'artist with the brush, and so undoubtedly does the artistic gardener or landscape designer. And here we come to the subject matter of this note. A - thoroughly interest- ing and well-written publication on landscape gardening for Australian homes is now ont. ' The author is Mr. .John G. Treseder, .whose people for many years nave been ' engage...
Cheap Gas for every Country Town. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Cheap Gas for every Country Town. There is no doubting the -feiet that science has completely mastered the work of producing gas without the 'use bf coals. And it produces gas . brighter, cleaner,' and for inland towns, cheaper and safer than the ordinary coal gas, so that the value of this practical disooyery to country people is very great; The new patent, which has been strongly and unanimously recommended, is the Needles Patent, which can be applied so as to meet the requirements of only a small house, or enlarged to meet the wants of a town. For the introduction of this splendid invention, the Australian public are indebted' to Messrs. H. T. Smith and Co., 43 Sussex-street,' Sydney. The Needles Patent hasbeen submitted to every kind of test, and is now in use in several large hotels, halls, private 'mansions, Ac., all over the Australian oolosies, the universal experience being one of extreme satisfaction. Is and -about the suburbs of Sydney, there are. several large private ho...
Lounging and Health. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Lounging and Health. .' A .writer od health Terr justly condemns loung ? mg, in which a large number of persons indulge, as injurious to health. He says: "An erect bodily . attitude is of vastly more important to health - than is generally imagined. Crooked bodily positions, maintained for any length of time, are always injurious, whether in a sitting, standing or lying posture, whether sleeping or walking. To sit' with the body leaning forward on the stomach or to one side, with the heels elevated to a level with the head, is not only in bad taste, but exceedingly detrimental to health. It cramps the stomach, "presses the vital organs, interrupts the free motion, of the chest, and enfeebles the functions of the abdominal and théorie organs, and, in fact, un- balances the ' whole muscular system. Many children become slightly h amp-backed or severely round-shouldered by sleeping with the head raised on a high pillow. Wheo any person finds it easier to sit or stand, or walk or sleep ...
Beer Drinking and Heart Disease. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Beer -Drinking and Heart V1 Disease. ".. The habitual consumption of beer in excessive quantities ' tends to hypertrophy by the . direct action of alcohol upon the heart, by the enormous amount of fluid introduced into tne body, and by the easily assimilated nutritive, constituents of the beer itself. Futher more such habits are. often associated with great bodily activity and at least relatively luxuriou* manner of life. The average weight of the normal heart in men is relatively greater, in Munich than elsewhere, a fact, without doubt, dependent upon the excessive consumption of beer in that city. The characteristic changes in the. for m of hypertrophy under consideration consist in the participation of both sides of the heart, and in an enormous increase in .the volume of the primitive muscular elements, with en- largement of the nuclei. Whether or not actual numerical increase in the muscular fibres takes pjûra cannot be known. Many individuals addicted to such excesses attain a...
A Forewarning—Maternal Instinct. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
AForewarning-Maternal ?~/ïJZ\- ? Instinct.. "" rl'Here if a singular instance pf the working of that ¡j raritie, fine sixth sense which is apt to affect women mom than, men, and which ia M mjtteríooá in character that we of teat incline to deny ita existence at ali A lady sat sewing quietly in he* .. sitting raotn, and in « inner chamber the mme had jost pdt the baby to sleep and laid her in her basinette As the nurse came out of the chamber she said to her mistress: "The little tiling is asleep for three hours, j ma'am, 111 warrant. The none went down stairs, and for about a | minute the ' mother sewed on. Soddenly a desire ' seised her to go and take the sleeping child from its "WhattKnawnael'itoaiH "Babyil sound asleep ; nurse just put hw down. I shall not go" ' . - , : Instantly, however, some power,' stronger even than the best urged the mother to go to her baby ; j and,' after a nmnent, she rose, half vexed with her- self , and went to her chamber. The baby was asleep in her l...
Scientific. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Captain Harvey Temple, of the steamboat Connecticut, reporto that on'álate trip to Albang, in tbe uigbt, while in tbe vicinity of Percy's Beach, they were attacked by a swarm of beetles. The insects filled every part of the boat, so that the men were driven from their rooms. There was eo much excitement that thc engine was stopped. The beetles attacked the men, and à battle took place .which lasted folly fifteen minutes. When the fight was over, dead baetlee lay several inches thick on the deck. The steamboat Florence, running on the Sea Beach route from Pier 6, North Biver, New York, has a novel appliance for checking her head- way. It is called a sea brake. On each side of the stern post is hinged a great fin 9 x 9 1-2 feet, made of boiler plate braced with angle iron. The fins are arranged to fit into the run of the vessel ordinarily, where they are secured by simple catches, which are controlled through lines leading to the pilct house. When these fins are closed they press agai...
Mexico's Woman Bandit. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Mexico's Wbmsai Bandit. \T; , La Çaramboda, the woman brigand, long a terror to. travellers in Mexico, is Ldead at last,' with a bullet in her. heart. -:Her operations extended over a number pf years, and were of the most daring descrip- tion. . For a long time the authorities found . it very difficult to trace or even to explain the crimes which she committed, for no one suspected that a woman was the guilty per-! son.. No two of her robberies were com-! mitted in the same manner. . Sometimes she was a passenger, and at other times she . -;.tfas with the bandits, and took part in the shooting if any was to be done. À woman of some personal charms when appropri- ately dressed, she was a fiend when about her business of murder and pillage, whom ' very few cared to encounter. Her male, assistants were many, and devoted. One of "her schemes,: it has ' been learned, was to bide her time in some town until she found one oi two men of means who were going .by the diligence to some distant...
Peasant and Peer. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Peasant and Peer. Dolly, the milkmaid came down the lane, And Harry, the shepherd, came over the grass, And they met right there by the hawthorn hedge, And that is the way that it came to pass. I Their hands met over the hawthorn hedge, I Their hps met there in a true love's kiss ; I And the promise that passed between them there I Opened a lifetime^of perfect bliss. . j # . . . Sir George goes ont on the palace lawn : And sees on the terrace Mistress Clare, With her maid, and her puy, and her silken robes, Languid and feeble and proud and fair. - In a careless way, with a courtly bow, . ., '-. He asked my lady to be his wife-^ His title against her acres broad ; And that is the first of a cheerless life. . . # . The robin is singing by Harry's cot, Where Dolly is cooking the evening meal; And their love is long, and their love is fond. And their honest hearts are as trae as steel. . My lady weeps in her castle-grand, For Sir George is out with his horse : and hounds, And Love, the ...
After Edgrar Allen and Thomas H. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
After Edgra? Allen and Thomas H. Hear the soft nocturnal trilling of the cat, Passy cat ! How pathetic and heartrending and all that I. To what dreadful melancholy The awakened it doth doom, : While with feelings far from jolly He doth cast with heedless folly, All the foot-gear from the room, Throwing bat, hat, mat, v ... Though he don't know what it's at, With those awful objurgations " Sho away . Scat 1 scat! At the cat, cat, cat, cat, cat, cat, cat, At the plaintive and lamenting pussy cat.:
THE WORLD'S FACTS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
THE WORLD'S FACTS. England has 27,050 breweries and tarns oat 990 million gallons of beer. Germany with 25,092 breweries turns ont 900 million gallons. The "harvest of the sea" for Scotland was worth £3,286,242 last year. Two millions of this is from the herring fishery. The haddock comes next. A French soldier, in foll uniform, unable to speak a word of English, and supposed to be * deserter who made his way from France, and was seeking America, passed through Naas, Ireland, on Saturday, June 7, with one frano in bis possession. A subscription was made to defray his expenses to Queenstown. The Washington monument has now reached ' a height of 470 feet, and the customary shift is being made to continue the structure - twenty feet higher, at which point another and last change will be made, as only fire courses will then remain to raise tho structure to a height of 500 feet. From this point the pyramidal roof fifty-five feet high will begin. By tho first of November it is confidently...
Legend of the Laughing Skull. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
Legend of the Laughing Skull The tradition of the rsafçhrng'sknsl passasse! sj sort ot horrible' droller? akowstawussesWstd. ..."itj. is said that a cornie actor or miratrei, by namfo ! Clepjsnua, once flouriehed m the Emerald leland,: «ho was the Toole of his time ; his face was such 1 a farce in itself, that any person, no matter how: mach oppressed by the inost atomizing grief at the moment, who looked at him, foo nd it impossible to eroid laughing. Haring fretted his hour upon the: stage of this life, he made his exit, and was buried in the churchyard, where, ia due courte of time,; all that wat mortal of him disappeared sere his pericranium. The grare-digger, while making room! in the same spot far a new claimant, shoreUed up the skull of the minstrel, and without at all remembering to whom it had once belonged, placed it on a large stone that wita on the surface of the earth. Some stragglers came .into the churchyard, and happening to approach the said stone, they est? .up euc...
The Cross and the Sword. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 17 October 1884
The Cross and the Sword. In the Chapel of the Virgin the stone of the floor in the Holy Sepulchre is so worn that it is neces- sary to replace it, and there is a furious diBpnte be- tween the clergy of the Catholic and the Greek Churches as to which shall daim the honour of re- moving it and replacing it with a new one. Mean- while the Mahommedan soldiery have had to be called ont to keep order around the holy spot, and the French and Bussian Governments are pestered to interfere in the matter. Was there ever such a spectacle ? And need anybody wonder that millions of nineteenth century men, trained from childhood in the tenets of peace and goodwill of which that sepulchre is supposed to be a sacred reminder, looking upon a ring of grinning pagans with swords drawn to keep order in such place, turn away sick, and Bay a plague on all your churches. Does it not strike one that the time is about ripe once more for the lash of thongs to clear the temple of these blas- pheming money-chan...