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ON SEEING TBE LAST SKETCH OF RALPH CALDECOTT. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
ON SEEING TBE LAST SKETOR OF RALPH CALDECOTT. -4>-. I feel myself grown poorer-and the world : For CA&DECOTT is dead. The far-off friend,.. Whose light, gay pencil charmed a thousand, homes, Has drawn his pleasant humours to a close, . In sudden slumber ; and has made us sad, f Who thought to make us merry. Byes jfchçt scan This final souvenir, of happy wit That ne'er drew blush of shame to fret the bloom Of innocence,-shall find tho pencilled Scene Grow misty, troubled withthethoughtof tears- - Brief, happy life ! swiftlyjthy glancing stream. Hath run its course : now uin the Life Un- known, Love, Infinite, Eternal, live for aye,!_ H. B.C. April 9,1886.
A LADY'S LONDON GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
A LADY'S LONDON GOSSIP, It is a fact, strange bnt true, that tho j Americans are truer in their reverence for the institutions and eminent persons of the mother country than her home children them- selves. It was an American who had Burns' bust placed in a niche in Westminster ; and it ÍB Amerioans who are stirring about tho me- morial to Carlyle in Chelsea. It is to an American Henry Kirke White owes his iomb in the gloomy churchyard in Cambridg&i'and it is Amerioans principally yeari^V^yèjar visit the tombs of the mighty dead among us, and who probably know most oíjm^t life history. There is in tho cemetery ih the Lewes-road, Brighton, a very unpretentious tomb, marking the resting place of au that was earthly of one of the greatest, if not the greatest," preacher of our time-Froderick William Robertson ; and thither the Ameri- oans who visit our shores make loving pil- grimages, more faithful to his memory than the gay, changeful town he made famous by his genius. There h...
Telegraphic News. LONDON, April 9. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
LONDON, April 9. In the Commons, last night, J Gladstone announced the policy of Cabinet with regard to the Gove ment of Ireland. He explained tl be proposed to concede the cia of Ireland for self-government, wi taking adequate measures to gui Imperial interests. His intenti was to establish a Parliament Dublin, consisting of two orde occupying the same Chamber, b voting separately, if desirable, 1 majority of each order having poy to veto any measure upon which th might disagree. This order shot comprise twenty-fivePeersand sevenl five elected members, sharing eqi powers, and should exist for ten yea The elected members should be chos by the suffrage of persons possessing ¿825 property qualification, while i qualification of thecandidates should an income of ¿£200 per annum. Tl Peers would be gradually replaced 1 elected members. The second ord would consist of the present Iri members of the House of Common with a hundred and one new mer bers elected under the existing f rai ch iee...
The Perils of Hair Dye. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
The Perils of Hair Dye. A beautiful woman who some years ago liad quite a looal reputation in New York ?city aa an amateur rower and athlete, and Toas of late been a nurse in one of the public institutions, has become a lunatic from the use of hair dye to make raven tresses a beau- tiful blonde. It is doubtful whether Stte can i>e cored.
An Orthodox View of it. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
An Orthodox View of it. Orthodox old lady-" I hear a power of 1 "talk nowadays about cremation." j Granddaughter-"Oh, yes, grandma, it's j "becoming quite popular." j O. O. L.-"Is it anything like vaccina- tion f" Granddaughter-" Oh, dear, no, grandma I .Cremation is burning people up." O. O. Lady.-"I don't think they need be in any hurry about that-it'll come soon .enough for most of 'em."
What a Scheme! [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
What a Scïieine! " Pa," said a lazy little boy, as the old man -«ame into the woodshed, " haven't I sawed ..enough for to-day ? I'm getting tired." " Tired P Why, I bet your mother ten -cents that yon would have the whole pile \ -sawed before supper." j " You did," shouted the boy as he grasped j -the saw and expectorated on both hands.1 *" Yon bet tea cents on me P If the saw j "holds out I'll win the money." j Some men are too mean to have children, j
How we Taste when Cooked. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
How we Taste when Cooked. At a coloured Methodist Conference, re 'Gently in session at Washington, says an «exchange, Professor A. E. Soloder, a convert- ed cannibal, and who is a native of the Fee ,jee islands, related the fact that he had eaten üiuman flesh " many a time." To a question Jbrem the Bishop as to the difference in taste ' J5fctween human flesh and beef, the convert, "with a movement of the jaws suggestive of -anything but compunction, replied that hu- man flesh "tasted more like mule-sweet ilike." The Professoi 'e gastronomic experience seems to be rather extensive and his taste ^rather promiscuous for agreeable companion- ship.
Professional Instinct Strong. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
Professional Instinct Strong. It is said that the wise cap hos occasionally ?circulated among the legislators, and some "Lave even achieved celebrity by their con "vivial disposition. Of one who has since achieved reputation as a lawyer the following .story circulated among his legislative friends: He attended a ball one evening, and in the .«ourse of the festivities he became somewhat "too joyous. Seeing this, one of his friends approached him and advised him to seek his -room and bed. The young lawyer said noth- ing, but with great solemnify took a dollar Trill from bis pocket and thrust it into the "hand of his friend. " But I don't want money," «aid the gentleman: "I merely suggested -that you goto bed." " Take it, take it," was the reply in the blandest of tones ; " I've ?«charge! two dollars for a good deal poorer ¿advice than that !"
How Wars Begin. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
How Wars Begin. " Papa, how do nations get into war with .«ach other f " asked Tommy Seasonby. "Sometimes one way, sometimes another," «aid the father. " Now, there are Germany sand Spain. They came near getting into war because a Spanish mob took down the Ger- man flag." Np, my dear," put in Mrs. Sea- sonby, " that wasn't the reason." " But, my darling," said Mr. S., " don't you suppose I Jmow ? You are mistaken. That was the leason." "No, dearie, you are mistaken. * .It was because the Germans-" " Mrs. Seasonby, I say it was because-" "Pe leg, you know better. Ton are only trying io-:-" " Madame, I don't understand that "your opinion was asked in this matter." *' Well, I don't want my boy instructed by *n old ignoramus." "See here." "Never mind," interrupted Tommy, " I see now how wars begin."
Too Eager in Cross-examining. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
Too Eager in Cross-examining. "Witneßs: "Yes, BÍT. He struck me on ?the bridge" Lawyer (sharply interrupting) : " How is »that f You said a while ago that he struck .you on the balcony." Witness J " So he did, sir. Tm tellin' yon no lie." Lawyer : " Did he strike you more than .once?" Witness :" Only once, sir. Begorra,Iwas .quite satisfied." - Lawyer ; " How then could hé strike yon on the bridge and on the balcony at the samo 4imô and with one blow ?" Witness : "Anyhow, he did, su*.'' . Judge (interfering) : " On what baloony P " Witness : " The baloony of the hotel, your Honour." Judge : " And on what bridge P " WitnesB: "The bridge of my nose, 6ir. Had the spalpeen waited I'd a told him." Buffalo Express.
Editing a Paper. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
Editing a Paper. Editing a paper ie a nice business. If we publish jokes, people say we are rat- tleheaded. If we omit jokes, people say we are an old fossil. If we publish original matter, they blame us for not giving selections. If we publish selections, folks say we are j lazy for not writing something they have not I read in some other paper. j If we give a man a complimentary notices, folks say we are a hog. If we do not cater for the wishes of the ladies, the paper is not fit to tie up a parcel. If we remain in our office and do our busi- ness, folks say we arc too proud to mingle with our fellows. If we go out, they say we never attend to our business. If we do not pay our bills promptly, folks say we are not to be trusted. If we wear poor clothes, folks say business is bad. If we wear good clothes, they say we never ? -pay for them. Now what are we to do P
Where they go to. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
Where they go to. " It wasn't three days ago that I put three penholders and three blotting pads on this desk, and not one is to be found now." It was a post office official and he referred to the writing desk in the corridor. ""What becomes of 'em" asked the reporter. " Stolen." "You don't mean to say that we have people mean enough to steal a half-penny blotting pad?" &nbsp; " But I do. I see a dozen cases of it a week." " Who are the thieves ?" "Women, mostly. And when it isn't a woman it's a business man. Now, l am going to stock up the desk again, and you hang around here for awhile and see what you can see." Three penholders, each supplied with a new pen, and three fresh pads of blotting paper were laid out, and the watcher took his seat on a window-sill. In about five minutes a young man with a brisk air rushed up to the desk, directed a postal card, and knocked one of the penholders off on the floor as be rushed off. The second comer was also a man, and he picked up ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
MORRISON & CROSSLAND, LATE JAMES MORRISON, (ESTABLISHED, 1870.) »Land, Stock, and Station Agents, Li- censed Surveyors and Auctioneers. W.A. Laud Exchange, B rrack-street, Perth. THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1886 113TH FORTNIGHTLY SAXE. . WE chalí sell at the Guildford Sale Yards on the abcTe date commen- cing at 2,15 p.m. after arrival of mid-day .train in lots to suit purchasers - Fat Cattle (H. Brockman) Imported Merino Rame" from Currie, Murray, and Airey'8 wellkuown studs (E T Hooley) .and other stock. MORRISON & CROSSLAND, Stock and Station atrents. Sale of Imported Mares. ORRISON& CROSSLAND have re- ceived instructioDS froraMr.G.C.FKT to offer for Sale by Public Auction at FLIN »KLL'S HOTEL YARDS, FREMANTLE, I .immediately after the arrival of the s.s. Perth ( from Adelaide on MONDAT NEXT. APRIL 19, at 12 o'clock sharp. 13 Imported Mares 1 Buggy Cob 1 Waggonette (movable top) 5 Purebred Greyhounds by stud Grey- hounds Bravissimo and Ben ' 6 or 7 Coops of High c...
CHAPTER IV. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
CHAPTER IV. I was out of health. There was no doubt about it. I suppose when a woman begins to go down the hill she does it with ali her might, and there is no stopping on the journey; any- way, I had to call in Dr. Burbs soon after I got home again, and was forced to admit that he was very nice and seemed very, clever. He had become much more popular lately. He had thrown off the brusquerie that people disliked in him ; I fancied that the shock of Mr. Riversdale's; death for it was a shod: even for a doctor to see what we 6aw without any prepara- tion-had softened him. The change in him had dated from that time, Duke said ; and Duke is always right. "You ought to leave the place if you have fancies like that," he said to me when I was talking to him, and somehow had let out what I never meant to tell him, about seeing Mr. Riversdale so curiously. "I should never advise any one stayiug in a house that the imagination peoples like that; the idea would disappear in another place." "I ...
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14. The Court reassembled at the usual hour. THE QUEEN AGAINST CUNNINGHAM. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14. The Court reassembled at the usual hour. THE QUEEN AGAINST CUNNINGHAM. JHr. Justice ¡STONE, ou taiang ms seat, said: In the case of the Queen against Cun aringhain, tried before me on Tuesday, I fully intended, when I reserved the point raised by the prisoner's counsel, to postpone execution of judgment, in the event of the prisoner l>eing found guilty, until that point had been «rgued. Since the case was tried, however, I have looked into the question rawed by the Crown Solicitor at the trial, as to whether I had power to reserve the point, or whether the proceeding should not rather be on a writ of error. I find that the Crown Solicitor was correct, and that this Court has ne power to reserve points in criminal cases. In England, and in some of the other colonies-I have taken the trouble to look at the Acts of three I of the other colonies; and I find that those three oolonies haye a special Act, similar to the English Act, which provides for the hear- ing ...
THE COLONIAL AND INDIAN EXHIBITION. London, March 5th, 1886. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
TUE COLONIAL AND INDIAN EXHIBITION. -1> (By our ¡Special Correspondent.) Loudon, March 5th, 1886. Groat efforts are being made to ensure the success uf this exhibition, in order that the series may wind np with some- thing like cciaf. It is au open secret that while the Fisheries left a largo profit uud the Heulrlieries rather more than paid its way, there was a considerable de- ficit iu the inventions Exhibition, al- though so lar UÜ appeal has been made to the guarantors nor nos any buluuce sheet been published, an omission upon which many severe and unpleasant commente have been made. For these exhibitions at tíouth Kensington, while extremely poimlar «tniougst the public generally, who have readily responded to the opportunity of enjoying a summer garden with music, ¡ electric lights, al fresco ref rt aliments, and all the other amusements of a French casino or a German beer garden ou a large Beale in one ot' the most fashionable neigh- bourhoods, hnve been thoroughly detecte...
THE FAREWELL ADDRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
THE FAREWELL ADDBESE. At a meeting at the Melbourne Town Hall on the following Monday, at which were present the Governor of Victoria, Sir Henry Loch, in the chair, the Mayor of Melbourne, aud a large and brilliant assemblage, the Bishop delivered the following valedictory address : Your Excellency, Mr. Mayor, and Ladies and Gentlemen,-I beg to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the kind expressions contained in the address which lias just been presented to me, and for the handsome gift burdened even as it is- with the condition mentioned hy the Mayor-which accompanies it. Bat, youi- Excellency, I have to-night to undertake a task which is very hard to me. I have to say " Farewell to the most loving and most indulgent friends that a man ever made in this world. A lady said to me the other day, " Don't yon think, Bishop, that the people here have spoiled you a little ?" (laughter)--and I frankly answered, " indeed, they have." Ladies and gentlemen, though I may be called by so...
THE BURNING OF THE "PAUL JONES." [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
£ TBE BURNING OF THE " PAUL k JONES." ¥&lt;.' ., -* Captain Studdert, of the s.s. Liguria, gives & contemporary the following account of the - Imming of the Paul Jones reported to ne late- ly by telegram :-We sighted the burning VBBsel shortly before 8 p.m., whon at a dis- tance from here of about 15 miles. We were Tanning direct from Cape Otway to the Heads when suddenly a curious kind of light came in view. I said to the chief officer, who -was on the bridge with me at the time, ** What's that light over there P It can't be \ Cape Schanck lights surely." I could tell that by the direction in which it lay. How- ever, we took bearings, and finding it was some miles from land we came to the con- clusion that it must be a ship on fire at sea. , lt was a glorious night,' the sky clear, full moon shining brightly. Had it been dark we iahould have seen the burning vessel long be : lore we did see her. We took bearings a se- cond time to make sure that it was not a landlig...
Our Novel. A STERN CHASE. A STORY IN THREE PARTS. "A stern chase is a long chase" THE SECOND PART. CHAPTER X. THE SIXTH OF MAY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 17 April 1886
ß mm CHM. -+? A STOBT IN THREE PARTS. BY MES. CASHEL-HOEY. ' A stem chase is a long chase ' THE SECOND PAET. CHAPTER X. THE SIXTH OP MAT. The lark was springing from the sod on Hampstead Heath as freely,and pouring out its morning song in mid ? air as joyfully as though withiu ever so far ot its low-lying nest. There were no miles of brick and mortar, and no thousands of weary feet to tramp through their length. " The young . leaves clothed the trees in their livery of green and silver, with quite a countrified luxuriance, un- heeding the neighbourhood of "blacks," and the glorious sun of early summer got fair play over the wide and beautiful expanse which bad , not yet suffered severely from the encroachments of avaricious specula- tion. The very nearness of the great city added a charm to the loveliness of the scene by impressing the im- agination and deepening the sense of rest. Ou the broad road that leads across the Heath not a figure was visible ; down on the heath itself ther...