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A SHOCKING TRAGEDY. SUICIDE OF MR. H. L. MARCHANT. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 10 July 1897
A SHOCKING TRAGEDY. SUICIDE OF MK. H. L. MARCHANT. A shocking tragedy occurred in Albany yesterday morning, Mr. Hugh L. Marchant, auctioneer for Messrs. A. Y. Hassell & Co., having committed suicide. The deceased attended the East Ward Cricket Club smoke social on Thursday evening and responded to a toast, and then appeared to be in the best of spirits. After the social, in company with a friend he walked down the jetty and went on board the steamer BuIIarra to see the pur* ser whom he congratulated on his marriage. Shortly afterwards he went to his lodgings at Ur. Phipps' boarding house in Vancouver Street. He arrived there at midnight and before retiring he went to a room occupied by another boarder, Mr. Stanley Chester. Thvy talked together for several minutes ctn. fly about the BuIIarra, and about 12 15 der >ased retired to his own room, which he occ tipies by himself. At 10 minutes to eight yesterday morning one of the boarders went into the deceased's room and spoke...
SIR J. FORREST IN LONDON. HIS ARRIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 10 July 1897
SIR J. FORREST IN LONDON. HIS ARB I VAL. Sir John Forrest, the Premier of Western Australia, who is accompanied by Lady Forrest, arrived in London on Monday, 7th Jone. Sir John, wbo was looking extrencely well despite the fatigue consequent anon a journey overland from Brindisi, was met ru arrival by Mr. H. F. Wilson, private secretary to Mr. Chamberlain, and Colonel Baillie Hamilton, from the Co'omal Office, and there were present a large number ot Wcstralians and those interested in the colony, amone whom were the following Sir Malcolm Fraser and Mr. C. Y. O'Connor (who joined the party at Dover), Mr. and. Mrs. P. Mennell, Mr. Z. Lane, Mr. John F. Stone, Mr. \V. Lowes (Mayor of Kanowna), Mr. Neil McNeil, Mr. Carlton Pether, Hr. O. Peto Bennett, Mr. G. F. Salas, Captain Campbell, of tbe Westralian forces, and several others. Sir John and Lady Forrest, after greeting those present, were driven to the Hotel Cecil, where they will remain the guests of the Imperial Government.
THE INQUEST. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 10 July 1897
THE INQUEST. Tbe inqnest on the body of Hugh Laving ton Marchant was held yesterday before Mr. B. 0. Lottie, district coroner, and a jury con sisting of Messrs. C. Iffla, J. Moody and Field. After viewing the body at Mr. Phipps' an adjournment was made to the courthouse. Dr. Robinson 6aid he was called in to Mr. Phipps at 8.30 that morning to see deceased. He found hun Buffering from the symptoms of strychnine poisoning. Paralysis of the respiratory organs was setting in. He imme diately administered morphia, but before it had time to act as an emetic death took place. This was about four or five minutes after witness entered the room. He tried artificial respiration but it was of no avail. He saw a tumbler in the room containing water with a number of undissolved crystals of strychnine in it. His positive opinion was tha> death was caused by poisoning bystrychnine. Leonard Ferry said he resided at Mr. Phipps' boarding-house, and saw deceased about 8.20 that morning. He beard a n...
DO FORESTS AFFECT RAINFALL? [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 10 July 1897
DO FORESTS AFFECT RAINFALL? Mr. Alward Wyndham writes as Collona from Grafton, New Sooth Wales, to tim Ho vie News of February 5, 1897 :-I have read some remarks by Archdeacon Colley, made in London, aa the ill effect of de foresting in India, upon the rainfall ;. and that the famines there are largely owing to it. As experience in Australia has shown that such ill effect is a mistaken idea, and aa the matter is of great consequence, will yon give me space in your columns for a letter upon the subject Î I speak chiefly of tbe northern part of New South Wales. Killing the timber by ringbarking, where thick, has been extensively practised there for 30 years to improve the pasture-with the result that the natural grass has thickened three-fold, and improved in quality ; so that heavy stocks of cattle and sheep have fattened, where a light stock would only keep in store condition, but not fatten, previously. The soil is not drier, owing to the loss of the shade, but moister, insomuch th...
SHIPPING ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 10 July 1897
SHIPPING ITEMS. The steamer Bulimba is due from Fee- ' mantle to-morrow morning. The steamer Gabo is expected to arrive here from the Eastern Colonies to-night with 120 tons of cargo and 101 sheen for this port. The steamer Barcoo is due here from the Eastern Colonies with 10 tons of cargo for this port this morning. The Maritta is expected to arrive here from, the Eastern Colonies on Monday with 92 tons of cargo and 200 sheep for this port. The Damascus left bere for London via the Cape st 7 a.m. yesterday with 331 loads of timber and 200 tons of coal from this port. The steamer BuIIarra from the Eastern Colonies arrived bere at 10 p.m. on Thursday and after discharging 60 tons of cargo left again for Fremantle at 5 a.m. on Friday.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVALS. THURSDAY, JULY 8. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 10 July 1897
SHIPPING INTELLIfíENOE. -«, ARRIVALS. THURSDAY, JVL? 8. BOXIÍA.BBA., 6.8., from the Bastera Colonies. Passengers for here-Mesdames Sharp and infant, Poole and 3 children, Byan, Win ton and 3 children, Smith and 6 children, Cox, Williams, Sullivan, Bnmbay ; Misses Cunningham, Began, Williams; Messrs. Bennett, Young, Hart, Reynolds, Tiiycop, Simpson, Bunbay, Sheppard, Poole, Pillait, Pelón, Esdale, Lynch, Kitchell, Bennett, Boss, Kewman, Hewston, Porter, Boss, Began, Sullivan, Wilson.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 10 July 1897
ROYAL GEORGE HOTEL, ALBAIÎÏJ (dose to Bail way and Jetties) Is again nuder the Proprietorship and direct Management of MB EDWARD REYNOLDS, «ho intends to spare no expense to maintain his reputation and to keep the above Hotel the most Popular in Albany. Billiards and Btsbling. Porter attends all TrainB and Steamers. 1SÎL EOYAL GEORGE HOTEL, Ai BA. NY (Close to Ballway and Jetties) Is again ander the Proprietorship and direct Management of MB EDWARD REYNOLDS, who intends to spare »o expense to maintain his reputation and to keep the above Hotel the most Popular in Albany. Billiards and Stabling. Porter attends all Trains and Steamers. 19II*
KOJONUP NEWS. [FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] Kojonup, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 10 July 1897
KOJONUP NEWS. -? f FBOM OTTB OW«! COEEESPOSDKNT. | Kojonup, Thursday. The Queen's reign celebrations passed off successfully, and it would be UBeksa for me t'&lt; give yon particulars now, but I can say tee Kojonup people, especially the children, will never have effaced from their memories the many good things provided. All enjoyed themselves immensely, not a hitch occurring to mar the enjoyment of the day. I* wired you the death of Mr. Thos. Phillips. The deceased had been suffering for some time past, but his friends little expected his death wonid occur so suddenly. He was well respected and greatly esteemed by all who knew him as was shown by the large number of persons that followed his remains to the grave. Mr. L. Vanzuilecom, J. P. read the funeral service. Another death occurred on July I, this being that of John Norrich, son of the late B. Norrish, one of the oldest families in tbe district. The deceased was quite a young man, only 30 years of age, and bas been a s...
The Bisley Rifle Meeting. London, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 10 July 1897
The Risley Rifle Meeting. London, Thursday, j The Victorians are making excellent practice at the Bisley ranges. They have averaged over 90 and one of them scored 101 out of a possible 106. Their first big Bisley competition takes place on the 14th inst, this being the first stage of the Imperial competition. Tbe North London Rifles have won a match at Ilford defeating the Cape by 24 points and Queensland by 39 points, under Queen's prize conditions.
THE COOLGARDIE MURDER. THE ACCUSED ACQUITTED. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 10 July 1897
THE COOLGARDIE MURDER. THE ACCUSED ACQUITTED. At the Criminal Court on Wednesday, be fore His Honor the Chief Justice, James Connolly was charged with the murder of May Jane Wain, at Coolgardie, on May 2, and Robert Reid was charged with having harbored and maintained Connolly, well knowing that the latter had committed the murder. Messrs. B. S. Haynes and Vyner appeared for Connolly and Mr. George Leake for Beid. A plea of not guilty was put in in each case. Henry Trevena, manager of the Great Western Hotel, Coolgardie, said he saw Con nolly and Beid on the road to Menzies in a gig drawn by a gray horse. They were drank at the time. He next saw them in the hands of the police. James Hughes a teamster,said he was com ing from Menzies to Coolgardie and stopped his team opposite the hou6e of the deceased, with whom he had a conversation. He noticed two men drive np in a trap drawn by a grey horse. Witness was then sitting be hind bis waggon. A few minutes later he heard the report of ...
The Colonial Contingents. London, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 10 July 1897
TJie Colonial Contingents, London, Wednesday. I Colonel Herbert reports that the con duct of the troops at Chelsea has been exemplary throughout. London, Thursday. The New South Wales Mounted Bifles are attached to the Sixth Dragoons and attended field day forming part of the Imperial force. The Dake of Connaught complimented them upon their work. While reconnoitering, Private Hawkey Camden and his horse fell into a canal but both swam to land.
The Colonial Premiers in England. London, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 10 July 1897
The Colonial Premiers in Mngland. London, Wednesday. Sir Joba Forrest sails for Australia on Jnly 23. London, Thursday. The Premiers and their wives haye visited Windsor and were taken to Frogmore to the tombs of the Duke of Albany and the Duke of Clarence. After lunch the Premiers were sworn in as Privy Councillors and decorated with medals, and presented the addresses from the colonial parliaments, the Federal Convention and the colonial corporations. The Queen made gracions replies to the addresses. Mrs. Chamberlain pre sented the wives of the Premiers to the Queen. Mr. Beid speaking at the banquet given by the Fishmongers' Company said he admired the magnificent patriotism and loyalty that was inspiring Canada in her relaxation of the tariff in favour of Britain, bat it was time all Britishers recognised that it was best to have free trade. When the Aus tralian colonies federated, Canada would be bound to take a seat a little below. He was confident that there was a still bright...
Wool London, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Albany Advertiser — 10 July 1897
- I Wool. J London, Thursday. There is a good average selection, and an unusually large attendance of buyers. The competion is keen among the home American and German buyers. Faulty greasy merinos are quoted 5 per cent, above the highest of the May prices. Other sorts are very firm, but the prices are unchanged. The Americans are buying freely for immediate shipment.