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The Chinese in Shark's Bay. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

The Chinese in Shark's Bay. The case of the Shark s Bay pearlers is certainly a hard one. Some months ago after diligent working of the authorities, they succeeded iu getting certain shell banks that had been closed for a period, re-opened to their operations. No sooner Û was this mine of wealth available than ^ Chinese began to flock in from Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as from many parts of this colony, In fact the district found itself exposed to a Mongolian in« vasion, which threatened to oust the white man and appropriate to Celestial pockets all the benefits to be obtained -from the reopened banks. Moreover, the Chmese coolies brought at a considerable - cost from .Singapore under engagement to the white pearlers deserted their mast- ers, and betook themselves to the tent« of their own fellow countrymen. Punish- ment was laughed at by them. Bud blood naturally began to brew, and the white men at length sent a deputation to the Governor begging they might be al- lowed to re...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

NOTICE. WE, undersigned. Merchants and Store- keepers of YORK, agree to CLOSE our STOEES at 1 o'clock every WEDNES- DAY from tko beginning of January 1886, for three months, oleo to be closed at 6 o'clock p.m. in winter, and 7 p.m. in summer. J. H. Mokqeu. C. & K. Edwards Jos. Ptke B. Hoops E. W. Jj. Hoops jpro E. Lott H. J. HOBLRT H MOKBKLL & CO. W. Dinsdale Woods & Arundki Wk.Chomn.

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WEEKLY COMMERCIAL REPORT. PERTH WHOLESALE PRICES CURRENT. Friday, January 1st, 1886. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

WEEKLY COMMERCIAL REPORT. - ? ^ PERTH WHOLESALE PRICES CURRENT. Friday, January 1st, 1886. The past few days have witnessed a con- siderable amount of activity both in the auction marts and in private establishments. The effect of the reluctance of importers to increase, and in some oases even to main- tain their stocks, is at last apparent in the firmer tone that pervades our markets. "The greatly increased facilities of communi- cation with England during the last two years have tempted merchants to overload themselves with importe, and we Tenture to assert that few houses have benefitted by thiB development of the colony's business. The cause is not far to seek. The increase of consumers has not been in proportion to the increase of traders, and consequently competition has destroyed the possibility ot a reasonable margin of profit. We simply admit a fact patent to all those acquainted with the vicissitudes of the colony during the last twenty years when wo state our conviction t...

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MESSRS. BEHN MEYER & CO'S. REPORT. Singapore Dec. 7. Our last report dated 9th ultimo. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

MESSRS. BEHN MEYER & CO'S. RKPOltT. Singapore Dec. 7. Oar last report dated 9t!i ultimo. Sandalwood.-Our market .remains un active as before as dealers here have still large stocks unsold in China, where fresh direct shipments are ere long expected be- sides, and are therefore little inclined to pur- chase any further parcels at present. We hear that 60-70 Tons are coming up by the Natal for which $3per picul 10 logs is asked to arrive but so tar no offer has been made at a higher price than $275 per picul. The Chinese New Year is coming off on 3rd Feb- ruary 18S6, and we hope that until then stocks will have been werked down «o as to allow fresh business to be done at fair prices. The small lot of 25 Tons mentioned previ- ously is the only one still in importers hands, but though it is offered at §2'25 per picul it has not met with any buyer. Roots are out of stock and no quotation can be given. It appears that Roots are less liked in China at present ; dealers here are at ...

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LORD CARRINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

LORD CARRINGTON. -" The clever Sydney correspondent cf the Australasian .in giving his first im- pression of the Carrington« says :-"Phys- ically the Governor is a man of ordinary height, well-built, and if he were a horse one might say he was decidedly a " well topped one." But being au English peer one ought to describe him as an erect, calm-faced, rather handsome gentleman, wearing a large moustache, otherwise smooth shaven, of rather a dark com- plexion, perfectly self-possessed, aud yet genial in bearing. Cultivated courtesy is evidently his forte, and probably, now, his nature. There is no lack in his face of the lines which betoken decision of character, but he carefully abstains from gestures which might denote it. There is a distinct soupçon of Lord Roseberry about his countenance, but it is not quite so clearly cut, and has much more, to my mind, of the freshness of youth about it. There is a great deal of the man visible in his face, and I always like to air my physiognom...

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HOW TO MANAGE A PIG. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

MOW IO MANAGE A PIG. -- As we were passiug along the road wa came upon two or three men surrounding au immense block pig with a stiff upright mane, and one of the curliest taits we ever Baw. The pig had juBt been taken out of the stye, which from early piglinghood had been its home, aud the men were trying to get it into a larger and roomier place some score of yards distant, in order, as they in- formed us, that it might be killed. The pig, pig-like, would not budge nor move an inch in the desired direction. They coaxed and fondled it by scratching its Hank and ears, and endeavoured to entice it by hold- ing a dish with food ia it just iu front of its nose ; but the pig only stuck out its legs all the more rigidly, and half grunted half squealed a decided negative, a non poesumus which it was evident there was no over- coming by any such means. A rougher style of pursuasion was therefore adopted. One pi the men laid hold of the large flap ping'ears, one in each hand, and another ma...

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BOYCOTUNG IN IRELAND. WARM RECEPTION. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

BOYCOTUNG IN IRELAND. -- WARM RECEPTION. What with boycotting and moonlight raids says an English contemporary, Ireland appears to be in anything but a settled state. One of the most daring outrages that have been committed for some years is reported from the Castleisland district. The scene of the outrage was at Mola hiffe, about seven miles from Tralee, the place of attack being the residence of Mr. Join. O'connell Curtin, tie occupied a very good social position in the district, aud was a gentleman of means far above the average farmers of the place. The family consisted of the father, John O'Connell Curtin, his wife, two sons (Daniel and Georgi) and two daughters. There were five domestic servants m the house. Shortly before ten o'clock on the night of Nov. 13, as the family were about retiring, a party of armed and dis- guised men came to the door. The two som were smoking in the kitchen. Mr. Curtin and his wife were upstairs, and the daughtcre were in one of the parlour«. The ...

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ARTHUR RIVER NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

ARTHUR RIVER'KOTES. -y Very little of public iuteiest to com- municate from this part just now. We have been fortunate with our crops and the average is a good one. So far we have had a remarkably hot summer, wh'ch was broken a few dayB back by a very severe thunderstom, accompanied by rain and hail. The wind also was very high. It blew a large window-frame nud all-out of, or rathol* iu»o, the residence of" Mr. James Taylor, fortunately doing no seri- ous damage, not even breaking one pane of glass out of the sixteen the window contained, which in itself is somewhat re- markable. The rain full iu a very partial I manner-in some parts making the gullies j run a banker, and in others scarcely damp- ing the ground. A memorial praying His Excellency to grant the formation of a Roads Board for this district has been going the rounds, and I understand is almost completed. It will be forwarded to the proper quarters at an early date,with, I hope, a successful tesult. The necessity for this...

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THE WEAIHER. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

THE WEAIHER. The following particulars of the weather which have been kindly supplied to us i by the Government Meteorological i Observer Mr. £. Sherwood, wiil proba > bly be of some interest to our readers. It appears that during the seven days pre- vious to Sunday the 27th when a change for the better in the weather took place, the thermometer was at no time m the day lower than DOdegs. in the shade. The highest reading in the sun was on Boxing-day when the mercury went up to 165degs. the lowest reading was l_6degs. on Christmas day. The highest reading in the shade on Boxing-day was 107doge. the lowest on Christmas day 104degs., with an Easterly wind. On those two days, the temperature at mid- night was 78.5. The evaporation read- ings on the 25tb, 26th and 27th were respectively .47, .53, .51. Great strides have been made by the Meteorological department during the past twelve months, with the result that instruments are now in use which enable the officer in charge to take o...

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MR. CHAMAERLAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

MR. CríAMAERLAlN. In one of his recent speeches Mr. Chamber- lain said:-"I will toll you something that I do not think I ever told in public before-a very curious incident iu my commercial experience. The Americans had a duty of about 100 per cent, upon screws to protect that poor industry ; to keep it in the country for the benefit of the working classes. In spite of the duty of 100 per cent, we were able to send screws there, and we did.send very large quantities. What happened F The American manufacturers came over here and tliey said : ' " We are making 100 per cent, upon our capital. If you continue to soud screws to America wo shall, of course, be obliged to reduce our prices. That will shut you out, but will reduce our profits. That will not be go. x1 for either of us. Now lot us make a i..ugain. We will pay you so much a year to sit still and not {¡end a screw to America.' " Well, they did it-they did it, and my firm received a handsome income for years But after a little wh...

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Telegraphic News. London, December 24. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

fitegüfü® Sum. ! London, December 24. Mr. Murray Smith has written to Sir James Anderson, objecting to the decision arrived at to defer the reduc- tion of cable charges upon press messages until March and urging that" the original arrangement should be adhered to. London, Bec. 25. The Government are about to call for tenders for the conveyance of the Australian mails, omitting the clause granting premiums for speedy progress. London, 29th Dec. It is expected that the services of Mr. Murray Smith, the Victorian Agent General, will be retained until after the Indian and Colonial Exhibi- tion has closed. He intends center- ing political life, and will be honored *th a banquet at an early date. London, Dec. 30. / Mr. "W. E. Forster, M.P., lies in a critical condition. MsLBovfiNS, Dec. 26. lwo boys named Cameron and Simmons were drowned last night while bathing in the Yarra. I The Governor and Lady Loch re-. turned to town last night Irom Gipps- ' land after a pleasant tour. A lad named ...

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THE NEW YEAR. [FROM THE WEST AUSTRALIAN.] [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

THE NEW YEAE. _ i -(.FROM THE WEST AUSTBALIATi.] The new year, just opening, is full of promise for the Australian Cinderella. Even the proverbial croaker has ceased to prophecy dis- aster. Ever since Governor Weld's famous saying when, at Albany, he opened the Kucla telegraph line, we have been confronted with a party so astonished with our unwonted ' motion' that they have constantly endeavored to persuade us it was unreal, excep- tional, spasmodic, and that not pros Êerity but ruin stared us in the face, lut from that day the colony has steadily progressed. Spite of serious drawbacks, bad seasons, failure of many of our industries, and general depression, the onward march has been continued, and to-day we can say with truth that, relatively to our numbers and position, there is not a colony of the group in better cir cumstauces and better able to meet the strain of the misfortune which has come upon Australia in the low price of her staple product. The fact has now forced itself ...

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

FREMANTLE MUNICIPALITY. A Bpecial meeting of the Fremantle Municipal Council was held at the council rooms on the 30th inst. Present : - the Mayor, Councillors W. Johns, G. A. Davies, J. Snook, S. Pearse, Thos. Haley, ¿El. Solomon, and W. Samson. The Mayor said ho had received a letter from Mr. J. Stone, the Controller, in reply to an application to fix two additional , taps in High Street, referring the Council Kio Railway Department, tp whom ol over the water had been trans i. He had also received a reply Mr, Wright, Commissioner of Public cs, to the effect that the necessary re to North Fremantle bridge would roceeded with at once. There was i letter from the Gas Company offer- ing to put up two new lamps complete for £11, and supply gas for twelve lamps to burn 5£ hours per day for 300 days for the sum of £6y Os 4d, and to light and «lean the same for £36 per annum ; also, to supply eight angular shadowless lamps for £9, and, in event of the Council making this purchase, the com...

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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

=* A JíEtV SERIAL STORY. BY JAMES PAYN, Author of "Lost Sir Mas singberd," "A Grape on a Thorn," "By Proxy," " What he cost her," " High Spirits," &c, &c, &c. ENTITLED THE HEIR OF AGES, Considered by the author one of his best tales will be commenced iu the SATUR- DAY'S SUPPLEMENT of the WEST AUSTRALIAN to be published Itoday, Saturday, January 2. The WEST AUSTRALIANS Price with Supplement-2d.

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A MODERN JOHN TEE BAPTIST. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

A MODERN JOHN TEE BAPTIST. -» A Worthy dissenting minister of some standing has recently been lecturing in , Adelaide on the sin of gluttony. Taking as his text Phillippians iii, 19, the rev. gentlemen said that " gluttony was more common in men than in women." Of that there can be no doubt. When the men are away the women live on tea and toast-and like it. *' There were those who were guilty of gluttony without knowing it." That may be so. "People should be thankful for plain wholesome fare and when they wished for luxuries beyond their power to obtain they were guilty of this sis." Certainly. They should be thankful, in this hot weather, for instance, for baked leg of mutton and rice padding and curb an unnatural craving for iced clear soup, cliaud-froid or niayonaise. " It was not right to eat too fast, nor should hoars be spent over a meal." The first dictum is a truism, according to Sir Henry Thomp- son ; the second depending upon who sits beside you. " There were people in Sou...

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A DESTRUCTIVE HAIL STORM. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

A DESTRUCTIVE HAIL STORM. -» Undeb date December 30, a correspon- dent writes from the Arthur Biter: " Having had occasion to visit Kojonup yesterday, I had my attention drawn to a somewhat remarkable occurrence winch I may oaf ely term the ' track of a hailstorm.' To describe it is almost beyond my pen, but I will try and give you a rough idea of its power and of the great havoc it has created in its path. The storm, which oc- curred about 10 days ago, seems to have travelled in a south-westerly direction, and its width, from where it crosses the Albany road near the 150 mile post, is about three mites. To judge by the pre- sent appearance of the country, the storm seems to have raged with great fury on the outer edges of its course-particularly so on the north side. My first impres- sion was that the trees hud been ring- barked, so bare are they of foliage. Mahogany and white gum trees stand gaunt and bare, the trunks of the latter presenting the appearance of having boen hammered...

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KING ALFONSO. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

KING ALFONSO. w Spain, say« an English journal, which has been fo sorely tried dur- ing the last two years, has just been visited by a calamity which may prove even more serious than plague or earth- quake, flood or famine. King Alfonso is dead, and the chief barrier which intervened between the supreme power and the rival factions xeady to grasp it is removed. Never strong, the health of Afonso X11, has for over a year been more thau precarious. Owing to the exi- gencies of State policy, the worst was concealed. But it has long been no secret that the condition of the young Sovereign was often a cause of grave anxiety to his physicians and to the Ministers who knew so well the value of his life to the country he had rescued from anarohy. For a time it seemed ag if he was likely to gain strength and the robust constitution of his mother. The strong will refused to be the slave of the weakly body, and whether at the Conn eil Board, or in performing the various duties of his high stat...

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Odds and Ends. She had the Last Word. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

I Mit' sat litt-. She had the hast Word. j Old Mr. Squaggs was somewhat irritable when he carne down to breakfast, and whon his wife reproved him for neglecting to tie up the dog before going to bed the previous night, he answered her rather snappishly. Then they had some words, and she said : *' Well, I'm flure I don't know how you ex- pect we'll agree in the next world if we can't agree in this one." " Oh, we'll agree well enough in the next world," «aid Mr. Squaggs sarcastically ; " we won't seo much of eaoh other there. The Bible says there's a great gulf fixed between the two places." Having said this the old gentleman caressed his bald head and snickered to himself. Mrs. Squaggs was thoughtful for a moment, then with a twinkle in her eye she said :-" This is the first I knowed of you havin' giren up all hopes of going to Heaven." The conver- sation dropped.

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

A Useful Aunt. "It was in my father's time, before I was a driver, that it happened. An aunt of mine-a youngish woman then was travelling by the G W B (' Great Way Bound, they used to call us) when a young man entered the carriage where she was sit- ting alone, and asked where the train stopped first. This was (say) at Paddington. My aunt Said ' Beading* was the first station, and the train immediately started. ' Excuse me, ma'am/ said the gentleman, ' but you will oblige me by cutting my hair a little.' My aunt thought the man was mad, but, being alarmed by his manner, consented. Then the young man changed his coat, his collar, his waistcoat and tie. He put on a pair of spec- tacles, and when my aunt dared to look at him he was for all the world like a clergy- man, an elderly gentleman in spectacles 2 ' Now,' said he, ' you must promise to be quiet and never contradict we. If you do you will rue it.' So my aunt-she was young then promised, and before they reached Beading the train ...

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THE RABBIT QUESTION IN QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

THE RABBIT QUESTION IN QUEENSLAND. -*- t We recently published says the SydneyMail, some interesting facts with regard to a tour of inspection over the Queensland, New South Wales, and the Victorian borders which Lad been concluded by Mr. Humphrey Davy, who, as special commissioner, was inquiring on behalf of the Queensland Government as to the spread of rabbits towards that colony. Since then Mr. Pavy has returned to Bris- bane, and his official report and recommen- dations have just been considered by the authorities. Early last week a largely at- tended public meeting was held at Brisbane, at which were present many leading mem- bers from both sides of the Legislative Assembly, in addition, to squatters, and representative men from various parts of the colony. Mr. Davy's recommendations with respect to the nature of the wire fencing-, &c, for the restriction of the rabbits' passage across country were submitted, and with one or two slight modifications, they were unani- m...

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