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THE PRICE OF WOOL. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

THE PRICE OP "WOOL. j To THE EDITOR. ' I SIB,-Amidst the prevailing depression j ! and gloom over-spreading oar great and j vital industry, wool growing, it is ref^esb-: ing to meet with the following from the Australasian of March 20, 1886, as a, silver lining to the cloud :-" Seventy-five, hales of wool from the Mt. Bute Estate (Victoria) sold at prices varying frpm Ss. 2d. to 5s. per lb. The only time iu the history of the wool sales this price has been exceeded was iu 1877, when two bales of Ercildoune wool realised 5s. 0£dL per lb. At the same eales-vis., this year 1886-56 bales of Ercildoune wool realis- ed from 3s. 6£d. to 4s. 4¿d. per lb." Hereby we may read, as the article in question advises, the lesson that it is only b^|' breeding a higher class of superior fine combing wool'that we can hope tomain- tain good prices. There has of late years been a prejudice amongst flock masters against fine wools, coupled with a crotchet that very fine wooled merinos are usualbr, of wea...

Publication Title: Western Mail
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NEWCASTLE JOTTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

NEWCASTLE JOTTINGS. The weather continues dry, and rain is wanted to enaole us to begin farming op- erations. While regretting the depar- ture of our U.M., Mr. Gowan, who gave promise of becoming popular both here and at Northam, I am glad that a simple act of justice has been at last done in pro- moting Mr. John Adam to the Magistracy. Half a Ufe time of loyal service gave Mr. Adam a strong claim upon the Govern- ment and the appointment is the more justified on account of that gentleman's long experience of law in his capacity as clerk of court. I am pleased to see too that our old friend Mr. Fairbairn lias had another lift upwards-another proof that sterling merit smust in the end be re- cognised. Tlie gold discoveries at Kimberley have caused considerable excitement aud will have a tendency to harden the price of flour and cereals generally ; there is plenty of roora for this. Gold in the north com- bined with expenditure .of public money in the North, South and East districts o...

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CHINESE ON THE GOLD FIELDS To THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

CHINESE ON THE GOLD FIELDS To THE EDITOB. / SIE,-If 1 remember rightly the ques- tion of admitting Chinamen to our " Gold Fields " wassubmitted toourLegislature by Mr. Grant. I do not now recollect whether anything definite was done with tteview of preventing this objectionable race from over-rnnniug the "diggings." It was j suggested I think at the time that no licenses should be granted them until they j had worked as servants for several years. I There is no doubt steps should be taken with as little delay as possible to save this colony as far as it can be saved from the. baneful effects of the presence of China- men, in large numbers, on our "Gold Fields" otherwise they will rush them as I they have doue the diggings in other [ places. I should think a £10 poll tax would have a deterring effect. Derby will also want additional police protection and the road, from thence te the diggings should have a ponce station as suggested by Mr. Marmion every 20 or 30 miles. Finally provisi...

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COMPLIMENTARY DINNER TO MESSRS. MALET AND McEWAN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

COMPLIMENTARY DINNER TO ; MESSRS. MALET AND Mc EWAN.. A dinner was given by some of the settlers ¿ at Derby and others on the evening or the 9th March, to Messrs Malet and McEWiw by way of conpatulation on their safe return . / from their plucky trp to the Ord, performed, during the worst reason of the year. The chair was taken at 7 o'clock by the Govern- ' ment Resident, Dr. Lovegrove. After justice had been done to a capital spread, provided by Messrs Youngman and Holmes, on very short notice, and which did. ? ' - them great credit, the loyal toasts were duly honoured and Mr. Poulton proposed " The gaests of the evening " in a short speech. Mr. MALET in reply, after acknowledging the kind way in which the toast had been . received, said that no doubt his hearers were anxious to know what he had done. As they all doubtless remembered he and Mr McEwan - had started on the 1st January after a heavy fall of 7 inches of rain, and though the coun- try was very boggy as places, they had ...

Publication Title: Western Mail
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THE PERTH RACES. A RETROSPECT. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

THE PERTH RACES. ! A RETROSPECT. J A race-course has often been compared to a battlefield, and the winners and the defeat- ed spoken of as the victorious and the van- quished. Perth Races on Tuesday will in some respects fairly bear the anology, for certainly they were full enough of catastrophes. In three of the five races one or more of the candidates came to grief, but the most melan- choly event of tho day was the fate of poor Young Banker. How it happened no one knows exactly, but his fetlock seems to have given way somewhere near the entrance to the curve, leading to the straight from the river side. He afterwards galloped for a considerable distance on three legs, and it was then seen that his foot was hanging simply by a thread of skin. I could not look again upon him, and I could not understand the feeling which drew a noisy crowd around while life was being taken from him. It seems that not a single firearm was to be found upon the ground, even the body guard of His Excell...

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METROPOLITAN C.C V. CITY TEMPERANCE C.C. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

METROPOLITAN CC V. CITY TEMPER- ANCE CC A match between the above clubs waa play- ed on the Recreation Ground last Saturday afternoon. As will be seen from the scores, the Metroplitans were far too strong for their opponents, who only succeeded in putting to- gether 25 runs. When time was called the M.C.C. had made 124 runB, for the loss of 5 wickets ; Stafford and Hare being the not out men. The bowling of Monger was very ef- fective his average reading 6 wkts. for 3 runs. Scores \-r CITY TEMPERANCE CC. (1st Innings.) D. A. Brown, run out . 4 H. Stocking, b Monger. 1 J. Kneale, b Monger . 0 H. Sadler, b Piper . 0 W. Rose, b Monger . 5 H. Trathan, b Monger ... ... 0 J. Veryard, run-out . 2 W. H. Cook, b Piper . 2 J. M'Bride, Sholl, b Monger ... 1 W. Laycock, not out ... ... 7 H. Fagre, o Sholl, b Monger ... © Extras ... . 3 Total.25 METROPOLITAN CC. (1st Innings.). F. C. Monger, lbw, b Kneale ... 10 A. Cartis, c and b Tratham ... 25 F. D. North, o Kneale, b Sadler 28 G. Parker, b Tr...

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THE VASSE JETTY. To THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

THE VASSE JETTT. To THE EDITOR. SIB,-Will you permit me through, your columns to draw -the attention of the Government to the very great disap- pointment felt hy the inhabitants and settlers of Busselton and the Vasse dis- trict at tlie neglect of their claim to jetty extension. I do not propose in this letter to detail the thousand and one aisadvan tages, nuder which the district labors for the wants of such accommodate, ^they» have been pointed out two often tore-' I quire repetition) and will merely mention. I the fact that a sum of £2000 for the éxten ¡ sion of our jetty was placed on the esti- mates of public works when the lastjoan . was sanctioned by the Legislative Gonn ( eil. The site and direction of the pro- posed extension have long since been, j thoroughly examined and decided upon I and nothing appears to lie required except I to call for tenders at per bay and to carry' on the present structure until it reaches the desired depth of water. There is every reason. tb bel...

Publication Title: Western Mail
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THE NATIVE QUESTION. To THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

THE NATIVE QUESTION. 1 To THE EDITOR. , SIB,-As much, has been said and written re -tile treatment of natives in our outlying dis- tricts, will you allow a small space in your - ; «olumns for a few remarks from one who has Jbad a long and thorough (and in some in ,*,? «tances) a sad and bitter experience of Aus ^tralian natives. It is well known and ac '. , knowledged by anyone who has had any ex- perience among our sable brethren that there is no such thing in the composition of a na "tive -as gratitude. They are a cringing, sly, treacherous, and cowardly race, and natural horn thieves, and it has been proved by mis- sions in the other colonies that' it is impos- sible to convert or christianise au adult native. The missionary may make a-polished ?rascal of him but never anything approach ' 1 ing a Christian. I admit they have more success with the young, but then only after "the elders have been tamed by the settlers, ; «hd' thiB taming will never be a success ;y while the present...

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IN REPLY TO AN ENGLISH LADY. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

! IN REPLY TO AN ENGLISH LADY. I TO THE EDITOB. I SIE,-In the Inquirer of thefc3rd nit., ap- pears a letter signed " An English Lady ;" BO I charmingly is it written that one could nöfc ] even if he wished, allow it to pass over with- j outcome notice ; in fact it would be casthog: a «light upon " An English Lady " if allowed it so to pass. The good lady would ; advise the Gascoyne settlers to take no notice of Mr. Gribble's statements, but to shoWbyv their silence that such statements were false. Why does not the " English Lady" give this advice to her friend the clergyman, and let him show by his silence, and cool contempt,, that all the Gascoyne settlers has said against; .. him is false. But I am rather inclined ta believe the world will never be convinced hjr silence ; rather its strikes me as true, "that, silence gives consent," and really I cannot: conceive a more sUly, empty theory than that ; silence and cool contempt will ever prove a case in favour of the silent ones. Unl...

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Horse Racing. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

Horse Racing. " Do what you will," Sir HERCULES j ROBINSON once said, " there will always j be horse racing. It is the form of amuse- ment which most Englishmen enjoy ; and, this being so, it certainly appears to me that persons of position and character will do good, not by abandoning a sport which is harmless in itself to the unrestrained evil influences of the unscrupulous, but rather by sympathising with it generously and heartily, and by doing what may be doue by influence and example to ensure its being carried on with moderation and sobriety." Such were the sentiments of perhaps the most popular Governor who ever represented the Queen ia these colonies. If appearances are not wholly deceptive, our race gatherings in Western Australia will vie with any in the world for good order, sobriety, and moderation. Racing here has not degenerated into a mero instrument of gambling aud specu- lation, but is followed mainly for sport. Horse racing has been often denounced as a cruel spor...

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Amateur Statesmen. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

j Amateur Statesmen. j ADELAIDE folk were always rather prone. to speech-making' and writing to the papers. Now they have got the unemployed question to discuss they seem to be, the severe depression notwithstanding, in a seventh heaven of political controversy. Never was a country so full of amateur politicians, eager to put their own pet theories into operation, and though many of these theories have been equalled in absurdity by those of the inhabitants of other places besides South Australia, we doubt if they have ever been excelled. But there are one or two so noteworthy we can- not forbearquoting them. One individual writes to the papers declaring that the pre- sent Sauth Australian Government, having . miserably failed ia their duty, should be summarily dismiseed, and here it is our writer rises to a sublime height, and shows that disregard for ordinary usages which none but uncommon men can safely affect. There are no other set of legislators, he contends, equal to the occas...

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The Criminal Sessions. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

The Criminal Sessions. The calendar of prisoners for trial at the criminal sittings of the Supreme Court which, luis just terminated was un- usually heavy, and to a certain extent justified the pessimist view which some people are disposed to take of the extent and increase of crime in the colony. The alleged offences ranged from larceny up to murder, with almost every shade of criminality intervening. True the capital charge was against aboriginal natives, but as regards the other charges on the calendar, the offenders were not all includ- ed in the category of those " known to the police." There was an unusual num- ber of prisoners who for the first time found themselves in the dock. We dis- claim the role of alarmists. Our desire is, by pointing out the evil, which seems gradually assuming serious proportions, to stimulate the efforts of the authorities to prevent no less than to detect crime. It will be found on reference to the latest report of the SUPERINTENDENT OF POUCE that,...

Publication Title: Western Mail
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The Western Mail. PERTH, SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1886. THE FARMER'S HOPE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

EfyMtátxn pail PERTH, SATURDAY, APRIL 17,1886. THE FARMER'S HOPE-. v0F our principal exports, wool is in .we bad almost written the extreme ^abyss of depression-but even this phrase may jet be lound to have been too sanguine. Even now, for inland -stations, it may be pronounced to be next to unsaleable at a profit. Sandal- wood is a drug. Timber hardly pays -expenses. Lead offers little more than a glimmer of hope. Pearl-shell, the one commodity o£ importance which maintains its price, we may pass by^for its advantages extend to bun a small part of the community. It is, "therefore, essential, if we are to keep the balance of trade from declaring its* self against us, tbat we should turn 'Our most anxious attention to the production of other wares. In tbis -exigency it is natural for us to turu our eyes to certain, commodities, the demand for which is steadily on the in- crease, depending, as that demand -does, directly on the growth of popu- lation. To the farmer and the gardener we...

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Easter. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

Easter. Easter, once more, has come round. Although the most solemn and most sacred season of the whole year, we mostly make it a mere festival, following the ancient ordinance of the Church and received practice of times out of mind, carrying the early Christian view which held the Event it celebrated the most joyful iu history, a little further. We make of it a season of picnics aud of anniversaries, 1 and of general jubilation. People see no incongruity in the connection of a military sham fight and Easter Monday, or of Easter Tuesday and horse-racing. To the major part of the world holydays have become holidays, and holidays are only so much time wherein people may enjoy themselves to the utmost of their in- dividual capacity. But from very old time it has been regarded as a season f nil of festivity and rejoicing. Our Saxon ancestors regarded it as a time of great gladness, because at that season of the year Nature burst the icy bonds of winter, and blossomed forth fresh and fa...

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The Victorian Year-Book. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

The Victorian Year-Book. STA.TISTT.CS aré not the most attractive 1 reading to be obtained, but, in the hands of a good statist they may bc made some- ! thing more than useful-even iuterestiug. ' Mr. HAYTER, the Victorian statist, is an adept at this, and his figures throw light j on almost every conceivable subject of ¡ moment in thc Australian coleuies. Among the mass of information in his last Tear j Book we pick ont a fact or two additional to those already given in these columns. It seems South Australia comes first in an even distribution of the sexes, the pro- portion there being 98 females to every ¡ 100 males, while Western Australia comes i last but one. only just managing to beat Queensland by six, where the rate is 70%. i One would liave thought from that our 1 Colony would be a particularly happy hunting ground for Indies in search of husbands, considering the male element exceeds the female by nearly two-thirds ; but Mr. HAYTER, who sternly lays down ' the axiom that t...

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The New Bishop of Manchester. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

The îiew Bishop of Manchester. The appointment of Dr. Moorhouse to the See of Manchester has caused so much com- ment that we are apt to forget it is not tho first appointment of the kind, the late Bishop I Selwyn of New Zealand having been nomi- nated to the diocese of Liohfield. But the way in which this appointment bas been re- ceived is interesting, as shewing the very I different feeling with which the colonies ara regarded now compared with thoBe they ex I cited so short a time ago. Dr. Selwyn's ap- pointment gained a merely transient notice, whereas that of Dr. Moorhouse has been the theme of scores of articles, explaining the good effect of such steps and how thoy help to bind the colonies and the mother country together by a stronger bond of feeling than any official scheme of federation. This is ¿B. very gratifying as illustrating the vast change that has come over public opinion. It is not so many years ago since not a few of the . leaders of the Liberal party looked on t...

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Sporting. THE W.A. TURF CLUB RACE. MEETING. TUESDAY, APRIL 13. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

TBE W.A. TJJhF OLUB RAGE. MEETING. TUESDAY, APEIL 13. The bye-meeting of the WA. Turf Club -was i "held to-day on the Perth Race course under favorable circumstances. The weather was fine, though about midday the sun shone rather warmly for April. The early trains brought good numbers of people to the course, while a great many also came by road. His ^Excellency the Governor occupied a seat on the Stand. There seemed to be almost as good an attendance as there was at the last Jfew Tear meeting. When the horses came oat for the first race, the Maiden Plate, they underwent a close inspection, Sin- bad and Harry coming in for most general notice. The verdict seemed to be that Sinbad -tras a little big and that Harry was in fine order, Consequently Harry was made the favorite bnt the running did not support the public opinion for Sinbad led throughout and vron clevely by a good length in tbe good time of 2 minutes 54 seconds. The race for the Ladies' Bracelet brought out some remarkable...

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A Lawyer Baffled. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

1 A Lawyer Baffled. j Jim M'Snifter was being tried in San An- tonio for trying to bribe a coloured witness, Sam Johnsing, to testify falsely. "Yon say this defendant offered you a bribe of §50 to testify in his behalf ? " said Lawyer Gouge to Sam Johnsing. " Yes, sah." "Now, repeat precisely what he said, using his own words." *' He said he would git me $50 if I" "He can't hare need those words. He didn't speak as a third person." " No, sah ; he tuck good keer dat dar was no third pusson present. Dar was only us two. Defendant am too smart ter hab any- body listenin' when he am talking abeut his own reskelity." " I know that well enough, but he spoke to yon in the first person, didn't he ? " " I was de fust person, myself." " You don't understand me. When fae was talking to you did he use the words, ' I will pay you $50.' " " No, boss ; he didn't say nuflin about yeu payin' me $50. Yore name wasn't mention- ed, 'ceptin1 dat he told me ef eber I got inter a scrape dat yon was de bes...

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A Very Queer Man. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

A Very Qneer Man. The other day as I was on my way to Buff a. lo over the Great Western, and while oocupy- I ing a seat in the smoking-car for a few minutes, I found a paper parcel kicking around under my feet. It was but natural that I should piok it np and make an examin- ation, especially as the only other man in the cat sat yat thefar end. -What -was my hortor, when I came to unroll the paper io find a package of greenbacks marked $5,000 staring me in the face ! It quite took'my breath away and sent cold ßhivers np and down my spine. It was my. money. I had found it, and I would keep it. But what on earth could I do with $5,000 ? It was too much for. a poor j man, and not enough fox a zieh one. It wasn't enough to skip the country on, and yet too much for a poor man to hare in the bank. I was wondering if it wouldn't be best to put $200 in my pooket and throw $4,600 out of the window, when a third man mode his appearance in the car. He spoke to the man at the end, and then came ...

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Epigrams. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886

Epigrams. j A would-be shot, discoursing with a judge, declares, That he one morning, ere breakfast time, killed three and thirty hares ! " Indeed ! shot three and thirty hares f " " Yes, truly," looking big. " Then," says the judge, "you surely must hare fired at a wig." A Cornish vicar, while he preached, Of patient Job did speak ; When he came home, found to his grief, His cask had sprung a leak. Enraged-his wife did thus chose," " Job for a pattern choose," But he replied, " Job ne'r had such A tub of ale to lose." Dick told his spouse, he durst be bold to swear, Whate'er she prayed for, Heaven would thwart her prayer. " Indeed," says Nell, " 'tis what I am pleased to hear, For now, Til pray for your long life, my dear." * You, gaily clod, despise my ragged gown ; I grant 'tis ragged, but it is my own. In a Western town, lately, Mr. Day married a Miss Week. The editor of the local paper, a poet, in noticing the event, ended thus : A Day is won, a Week is lost, But we should not ...

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