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FIRE AT FREMANTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

FIRE AT FREMANTLE. .-« At about 2 a.m. on Sunday morning last the premises of Messrs. G. & A. Davies, of High street, Fremantle, were dis- covered to be on fire. A policeman see- ing an unusual glare of light inside them gave the alarm, and in a very short space of time the Fire Brigade engine was en the spot, and, under the able superinten- dence of Captain Newbold, got to work upon the burniug pile. It was evident from the short space of time that elapsed between the alarm aud the falling in of the roof that tho fire must have obtained a good hold before tt Was observed, and so rapidly did it spread that it was feared the whole row of buildings extending to Higham's corner would be burnt down. The excitement grew to 6uch a pitch that while some el the leading men at the town were on the roofs of the adjoining houses chopping away the shingles the general public rushed wildly into tim pre- mises oí Mr. V. K. Congdon's and Mr. J. E. Mitchell, dragged in hurry and confusion v...

Publication Title: Western Mail
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: WA, Australia
Caught in her Own Trap. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Caught in her Own Trap. A jealous wife, suspecting that her husband was in the habit of kissing tho pretty cook, resolved to oatoh him at it. One oven, whon Katy, the cook, was out, she heard him steal into the house and pass gontly on to the kitchen. Throwing a shawl over hor head and taking some matches in her hand, she went into the kitchen by the baok door, and was immedi- ately seized and kissed in'the most ardent manner. She tore herself from his ombroo«, her heart bursting with rage, struck a match, and found herself standing face to faoe with Katy'» beau, a stalwart young oar* penter. Her husband was unable to under, stand the honeymoon kindness with which she treated him when he carne home.

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THE NEW GUINEA EXPEDITION. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

THE NEW GUINEA EXPEDÍ. TIÜN. The last mail from the Eastern Col- onies have placed us in possession of full particulars of the expedition of the Geographical Society of Austra- lasia. The Expedition it may be remembered started from Queensland in June last. It waa accompanied by a full complement of scientific men, and was under the charge of Captain H. C. EvebiííL. The defined purpose, of the party was to attempt the navi- < gation of and explore the country ' adjoiuing the Aird River, which flows southward a couple of degrees j to the east of the hly River, the most important stream in New Guinea, and which empties itself by a number of mouths into the sea, almost direct ly opposite tho extremity of the York Peninsula, the most northerly point of Queensland - The passage to the Aira Uiver having been found imprac- ticable, the expedition turned aside and sailed in tlteir steam launch the Bonito up the Flj tor about 200 miles, over the course puisued by D'Ai berth previo...

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Mr. W. Noble. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Mr. W. Noble. Mr. William Noble, founder of the Blue Ribbon movement in England, who is now vn his way tv Australia via America, recently addressed a monster meeting at Chantanqua, U.S., in com- pany with Mr. John B. Gough. The two orators shared the honoura of the occasiou pretty equally.

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Faithful in Little. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Faithful in Little. The Nangatuck Valley Sentinel records that Mr. Urian Barrett was killed by the fall of a derrick, and of him it says : Mr. Barrett seems to hare been but a simple day labourer, earning from l.SOdols. to 2.00dols. per day, and yet, with a family of four children, he leaves his widow a dwelling house at Saugerties worth LSOOdols ; insurance to the amount of 2,O00dols. SOUdoIs. In the Saugerties Saving Bank, and 200dols. in the Saugerties Saving Bank, and 200dols. in the Birmingham Bank. Up to the time of his untimely death the name of this man was unknown to us. Of his personal and domestic life we know nothing except we hear that his family have been pro- vided with comfortable quarters, and that they had been kept well fed, cleanly, and respectable. That he has helped to build no fine residence for the rumeellor, and that he has paid no fines at the bar of the police court, is very evident. For such a life for such a man, so far as this goes at least, we have a p...

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The Archbishop of Canterbury on Temperance Societies. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

i The Archbishop of Canterbury on 1 Temperance Societies. 1 The following passage from the Prim- ary Charge of the Archbishop of Canter- bury will be read with interest. It occurs in the division dealing with " The Spirit of Strength,"-" And now, last in the or- der of building our society, we avail our selves of that wonderful law according to which the Spirit of Srength works in a veiled manner through the companionship of the likeminded and their association in action ; works wonders by them even when those who are associated would one by one have no strength even of resistance. Here is a very decided and manifest law of the operation of the Holy Ghost. We cannot bring a number of people together steadily for a good end in right ways without fiuding every one of them streng- thened to powers, not only of resistance, but of achievement which ho would never attain in any other way. It is this law which gives to Temperance Societies such extraordinary power against evil. It overcome...

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A Discovery. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

A Discovery. It ha« always been a settled article of belief amongst persons fond of ' cycling' that a unicycle had one wheel, that a bicycle liad two wheels, and that a tri- cycle had three. This belief mauy, no doubt, acquired from habits of observa- tion, others from their knowledge of the classic tongues from which those words are derived. It appears, however, that at one time there must have existed upon this mundana sphere a bicycle which, like , Dr. McCauslana's pre-Adamite, was not [ of exactly the same species as the pre I sent one. Whether it had a greater or a lesser number of wheels than that sow in nse.is, however, as undecided a point as the question as to when the Nubian whose complexion was ebon in the days of the Pharaolis really acquired that colour. The particulars of the formation of this peculiar and extinct order of bi- cycles are unfortunately very scanty. In faet, the journal upon whoBe notice of the order this present article is based ap- pears so apprehensiv...

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Mr. Stead's Imprisonment. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Mr. Stead's Imprisonment* One side .of the "Lily case" wliich does not yet .appear to lia ve been consider" ed is the vast debt of gratitude which our writers for English and Intercolonial con- temporaries owe to the sensation loving editor of the Pall Mall Gazette for the large quantity of most serviceable ' pad- ding' with which the account of the Arm- strong affair from its iucipiency to its close has furnished them, and just at the dull seasen of the year. Ever since the identity of "Lily" with the child Arm- strong was discovered, there ha6 scarcely been a paper in the United Kingdom au J its dependencies which has not had week after week, something to say upon the sub- ject either one way or the other. Nor have continental and American pape» been silent In fact nearly every journalist who could pretend to the smallest know lege of the transaction, was wildly eager to flood the pages of each issue of his paper with his praise or condemnation of the actors in the disgraceful tra...

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Concert and Distribution of Prizes. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Concert and Bistribution of Prizes. The prizes which were won at the atV letic sports held ia connection with the picnic at the Lower Canniug on Boxing day, were presented to the successful competitors on New Year's eve, in Wes- ley hall, which was very tastefully decor atcd for the occasion. Quite an impos- ing number of Templars and their friends were present, and the entertainmeut was presided over by Bro. Williams of Fre- mantle. Bro. Madge of the Fidelity Lodge undertook the ..office uf distribut- ing the prizes, and delivered a very good address, in the course of which he wished the audience a happy new year. Several glees were sung by the Choral Society and songs and recitations were given by Sisters Howell and Stead, and Bros. Lapsley, Laker, Barker, Stewart, Brown, M'Bride, Green and Smallwood. Re- freshments were handed round during the j concert, and the whole arrangements for ¡ providing those present with a pleasant eveniug's entertainment were successfully carried out....

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Horse Racing and the Quarterly. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Horse Racing and the Quarterly. Few Western Australian sportsmen would ever think of looking through the pages of the ponderous " Quarterly Re- view " for a spicy article on horseracing. Still less would they expect to find the I virtues of the totolisator-belauded to the skies in that most anti-frivolous of mag- azines. But anomaly as it may seem, the great Hang Draw and Quarterly as it was once styled, has just expatiated at length on Horse £acing,Betttngand the Totalisa- tor. We are daily becoming more catho- lic in our ideas, and when one finds the science loving rather than the science loved Proctor in one of his essays dab- bling in the various degrees and ratios of long odds we must be prepared for any- thing. Hear then the following paragraph concerning ready money betting. " Beady-money betting on race-courses in legalized and protected in some of the Australasian colonies, by means of the totalisator, whichshouldnot be condemned by thoso who have only seen it in opera- tio...

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Professor Huxley on Smoking. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Professor Huxley on Smoking. Unlike Max Adder's milkman and Professor Quackenboss, who were obliged to draw upon their imaginations to enable then to cite Professor Huxley in support of their opinions, lovers of the Nicotian weed will, in future, be able triumphantly to point to one of England's most eminent scientists as one of its decided apostles. "Formy own part," said Huxley, at a 'recent debate which took place between the members of the British Associa- tion upon the use of tobacco, " I consider that tobacco in moderation is a sweetener and equaliser of the temper." He calls smoking in moderation " a com- fortable and laudable practico productive of good," aud asserts " there is no more harm in a pipe than than in a cup of tea or a beefstake." And he does not give his opinion as one who has been a smoker for almost a lifetime, for, according to liis own confession, although he endeavoured early in life to acquire the practice, it was not until many years had elapsed that be w...

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Egyptian Wemen. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Egyptian Wemen. Writing of Egyptian women by the Nile, a correspoudeut says-Tho only primitive costumes we «aw Was an-the first day after leaving Ascouan on the left bank-the country of the Kaiabseh-where tho young ladies simply wore round tho loins a iringe oompoBed of thin leather strips. Tue married ladies were clothed to tho feet. Curiously enough the women on both banks hate or dread been loosed at through a glass. One I saw ran away, screaming as hard as she could ; others at once «over their blanching faces with their hands. It is a fact not generally known tbut dark skinned ladies blush white. Others, again, anathematize you according to a fashion extending all over the East, even among the Greeks of Constantinople, by holding up their hand, palm outwards, and jeiking it towards you. This, I am told, means " May five devils seize you I" If they wish to emphasise the spell, they put up ten fingers. Others say this is a protection against the evil eye. At some villages, en- co...

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A Caution to Travellers. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

A Caution to Travellers. A case of great importance to all travellers who convey themselves und their lugg.gj to hotels upon the stages of their journey* was | decided lately in the Court of Appeal, London. A commercial traveller who ar- rive J ata Liverpool hotel handed overa bag containing jewellery to the outside porter, with 'instructions to take care of it, at it contained valuab'es. The bag was delirered by the porter to the "bouts," who placed I it on the landing of the hotel, from which place it disappeared, aud was never after- wards recovered. The landlord, relying on the Act which limits the liability of a land- lord to Ü30 unless goods are specially con- signed to his safe keeping, declined to «um | pensate the traveller in a greater sum than £30, saying that he had not received the goods personally or at his artice. It was contended, however, on the other Bide that the owner of the jewellery, which was of the value of £172, could recover the whole sum because the goods ...

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The Popularity of Strauss. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

The Popularity of Strauss. One of the canses of Stranss's remarkable popularity in Vienna, as lately shown on the occasion of his anniversary festival, is tbe incitement which his waltzes have con- tributed to the formation of frequent danc- ing parties, with the result of bringing young people together and, as a conse- quence, of promoting matrimony. The VieneBe says that he is the greatest match- maker in Vienna. " It was to the sound of one of your waltzes," Count O'sullivan, the husband of Charlotte Wolter, the distin- guished actress, wrote to him ou the occas- ion of his fete, " that I first placed my hand in that of my wife," and the composer has had hundreds of similar letters. The Bretons of Penze and the adjoining parishes have, according to one of the French papers, a Michaelmas custom which rende» them quite independent of the musical and ter psichorean aids to matrimony found eo useful in Vienna. On Michaelmas Day all the young women iu the district who desire to enter ...

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A Magnetic Dream. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

A Magnetic Dream. A newly-married man bas fallen into trouble in consequence of his too assiduous enquiries into the powers of magnetism. He bad recently passed several soirees at the residence of a well-known somnambul- ist, and his credulity having been keenly excited several young students resolved to nut it to a further t'st. They accordingly instructed a medical student to act as an "extra lucid" subject, and the dupe, on being brought into his presence, had certain leading questions put to him, to which he apparently received the answers he ex- pected. The "subject," after a few mug netical passes, fell asleep, and the conveisa tiou proceeded as follows :-" You see that house *" Yes. " And a big doorway ?" Yes. "It is my house?" Yes. "My wife is there ?" Yes. " What is she doing ?"-A pause. . . . " Tell me, I wish you to do so. " " She »s not alone. " Who is there besides ?" " A little red haired man." " Just so, my chief clerk, talking over business matters with my wife." " t...

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The Race Between Beach and Matterson. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

The Race Between Beach and Matterson. The sculling match for £200 a aide and the championship of the world waa rowed over the Champion Course on the Parramatta River on December l8, be- tween William Beach and Neil Matter son. The race did not excite much in- terest, being regarded as a foregone con- clusion in favour of the present holder of the championship. Beacii was a strong favourite at the start. Both men got away on even terms, rowing about thirty-eight strokes a minute. Matterson went away with a slight lead, but when . they had settled down Beuch by ¡i lew powerful strokes drew l<jvel with his op- ponent, and passing TJhr's Point he had a third ot a length to the good. From this point to the finish of the race needs but little description. Beach had the race entitoly in his own hands, and row- ing a fine, swinging stroke increased his lead stroke after stroke. Matterson made one or two feeble attempts to do crease the distance between the two boats, but Beach si...

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The Annexation of Burmah. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

The Annexation of Burmah. The annexation by Great Britain of King Theebaw's territory, says a contem- porary, is important in botlt a political and commercial sense. lu the former it will strengthen our hands in India by securing as our own a tci ritory which, in the event of complications with other Powers, might be made a vantage ground from which to hmas» the eastern fron- tier of Hiudobtan. It will also unite us with China, perhaps destined in some future day to clasp our bund in opposing the advance of Russia southward. Com- mercially, it will be of still greater ad- vantage to us. It will establish a high- way from India to the Chinese frontier, along which may be sent our products, and English manufactures, for which soouor or later a great market will be found in the land of the conservative Chinamen. Already we have had the cry for new markets raised in Australia, and China has been talked of as one such. The annexation of Burmah will secure tu British subjects the shortest...

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The Wreck of the Victorian Ministry. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

The Wreck of the Victorian Ministry. With no symptom of a storm in sight, without even a cloud iu the sky, the good ship-sorely entered Al in the polities! ? Lloyds-which bore the Victorian Cabi net'in its care, has gone to pieces. Mr. Sbbvxce and Mr. Bebb*-have both at the one instant resigned their dual com» mond. It was to many people a marvel how Mr, Service's business could stand his intense application to politics. But it will be equally a marvel to many how Mr. Servios eoald ever have so far cool- ed down from his fervid enthusiasm of five years back, as to he willing to aban- don of his own motion the dearly loved arena of political conflict. There are those here who can recall the astonishing energy, the apparently inexhaustible vitality with which he fonght the Bebet Government in the years 1878 80. To the success of that February campaign in the seorching Bummer of the last nam- ed year, which finally overthrew Berry* ism, his unwearying stumping of the country, and his r...

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The Mestern Mail SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1886. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

%»st*m flail SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, mí. 1885 has been gathered to its fathers. We wonder how many there are who experience genuine regret at the decease of any of the Old Years, at whose obsequies he or she may happen to be present. Its struggles and its trials, its forgotten joys, the hopes with which we entered it, at best but faintly realised, at worst and oftenest utterly disappointed,-do not the most of us feel how much better it is to bury all of them and their memories in the grave of tin i life weary parent. And yet if it mutt be owned that the future but seldom fulfils its earlier promises, and that if any moment should seem for a while brighter than we expected it would be, yet its true colder colours como out as it siuks back ¡uto the past, it muBt also be confessed that this is by no means all. Tho wise mun will still reach out " his hand to catch the far off interest of tears." From those bygone days we may retain very much which may prove that this is not " the truth,the...

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Mr. Parnell's new Irish Constitution. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Hr. Parnell's new Irish Constitution. The New York Herald assumes to give a sketch of the new constitution which is being drafted by the leader., of the Irish party. There is to bo but one Chamber, tfce House of Lords being simply drop- ped ont of the system. This Bingle body is to have authority over all purely Irish questions, with some 6ort of a vtto re- served. ' The Lord Lieutenancy is to be abolished. All Imperial matters such as tlie Army, Navy, and National Defence are to be left in charge of the English House of Commons,-w« ubsumo the Herald means iu charg« of the Parlia- ment of the United Kingdom,-but the British Houses are to h j ve no power to make or alter the laws of Ireland. This will leave taxation, protection, education, the landlords, police, and a host of minor i questions at the disposal of this single chamber. Probably it is the most serious ' democratic suggestion yet mode by any responsible politician in Great Britain, and Ireland. It it be can ¡ed into effec...

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