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

RURAL NOTES. -«.-. Within the lost few years scale insects have appeared in the Californian orange groves from Australia ; and orange, citron, and lemon growers in other parts of the world have lately been exercised in the minds by the appearance of pests of this specie. The wheat harvest in South Australia says another authority is not likely to put much money into the depleted pockets of the farmers of that colony. The northern fields have never before presented such a disastrous appear- ance, crops of li bushels per acre being spoken of, and hay yields of 3cwt. or 40^^ The wheat is described as " pinched to faujK. and the average yield for the season wj^fbe very low, probably from 3 to 5 bushels. The particulars given concerning harvest prospects in South Australia are very gloomy the average yield as far as reaped being very low. Considerable inconvenience is felt from the want of water, and judging from present appearances rain does not appear to be very near. Farmers ore conso...

Publication Title: Western Mail
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Hunting for Mourners. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Hunting for Mourners. An Augusta clergyman was nske.d to con «uot the funeral of a man in an adjoining town, who died with tho reputation of having J3in a miser, a few days ago. He is believed ?bave been worth §75,000, but his house was bare and mean, and he hud no frionds. Before the service the clergymen asked some of the traits of the deceased, that ho might «peak of him appropriately. They told him how snug the miser had been, how ha had ground the poor that had came into his clutches, and so on. 41 But what were his good qualities f " ask- ed the clergyman. «'Didn't Mv« any," was the laooni« reply. " Didn't he aav« on« tedetmung trait r" l¿ - .. - ' " Not a d d one," irreverently answered the neighbour. " It ia the most difficult duty that I ever performed," said the clergyman afterwards. " There was no Bible in the house, and it was a long time before one could be found. Then the man in charge of the funeral had disap- peared, I asked where he was, and my in- formant said, wit...

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A Boy or A Girl. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

A Boy or A Girl. All women, the world over, who expect to become mothers, are curious aa to the sex of the unborn child; and eyer? old wife has a bundle of unfailing .£igns and omens which determine the ques jfj|on out of hand without leaving room for Çpubt. Ia Sicily these signs are as follows among others of dubious modesty which it is as well to leave in obsourity : If you sudden .ly ask an expectant mother : " What ia the matter with your hand ?" and she holds up or turns out the palm of her right hand her child will be a boy. If she holds up her left hand or turns ont the back of her right it will be a girl. If ehe strews salt before the threshold, the sex of the first person who enters in at the door'determines that of the unborn-a man for a boy, a woman for a girl. If she goes to draw water from the well, and throws a few drops over her shoulder without looking back, the sex of the first person who passes after the performance of this " sorti- legio," in like manner determine...

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Beethoven's "Pastoral Symphony." [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Beethoven's " Pastoral Symphony." The " Pastoral Symphony" by Mr. Beethoven has been sent to Puck fur review. After a few encouraging remarks ty the *' young composer," and predictions of a great future for him, the reviewer thus analyses the various movements : The " Pastoral Symphony" »designed to express, in a music*! way, the emotions and ideas incident to a little pleasure trip into the rural districts. It is divided into five movements, namely, Introductory-Arrival -Episode-Another Episode-Return. Ot these we propose to give a brief critical sketch, treating ot each in order. The first tfiovement is the "Introductory." This re- presents the traveller leaving the city for his little picnic. It begins with a beautiful orchestrated passage picturing the man buying his ticket at the railway station. The impudence of the ticket-seller and the profanity of the purchaser are well render- ed, anda fine realistic effect is produced by the introduction of the click of the re- gistering ...

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

COURTHOPE & CO., AUCTIONEERS, AND Stock and Land Agents, HAYSTBEET, PERTH. . {Established W7.) WEEKLY SAXES of Merchandize and pro- duce held on WEDNESDAYS, at the Mart Hay Street, commencing at NOON. Account-Sales rendered, with the greatest j promptitude. Several choice Town and country proper* | ties for disposal. Agencies of the Phoenix Fire Office of London, the Mutual Assurance Society of ! Victoria, Wolfe's Aromatic Schnapps, Ac. 24th Sept., 1886. Phoenix Fire Office, OF LONDON. E8TABII8EKS 1782. Losses Paid-Over £14,500,000. TNSUKANCES effected over Dwel ?*- ling Houses, Furniture, Business Premises, Mills, Manufactories, Grain, Merchandise, Hay Stacks, CropB, Fences, and nearly every description of property. Losses settled in Perth immediately on adjustment. Agent in York-W. L. HOOPS. General Agent for Western Austra- lia, EDWARD KAY COURTHOPE, Hay Street, Perth. 15th December, 1885. TO SQUATTERS AND STORE KEEPERS. WHOLESALE ONLY. EDWARD KAY COURTHOPE, HAS FOB SALE ...

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WOODMAN'S POINT RACE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

WOODMAN'S POINT RACE MEET- ING. Stewards-Messrs. W. E. Marmion, W. S. Pearse, B. C Wood, H. W. Al- bert, J. A. Herbert, J. O'connell, A. W. Armstrong, and E. W. Davies. Judge-Mr. W. E. Marmion. Starter-Mr. H. W. Albert. Clerk of Course-Mr. A. W. Arm- strong. This meeting was held on Monday and proved a great success, lhere was a good attendance of spectators. The weather waa agreeable, but the intoler- able black sand which the horses raised as they galloped round the course, and which waa carried by the wind into the faces of the people, was a great drawback. It is to he hoped that before next race day the steward will be in a position to allay the nuisance hy the application of tan, .which will also considerably improve the ground for racing purposes. The visitors were driven by road in vans, carriages, and carts of all descrip- tions. Mr. Fothergill also ran his steam launch, tugging a large boat, with pas- sengers, and landed them within ten minutes walk of the «ace course. The ...

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CITY TEMPERANCE C.C. v. MADDINGTON C.C. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Oixx Temperance C.C. v. Madding- ton C.C. On Saturday laßt the Templars took a trip to Maddington Park, Canning, to try conclusions with the local club. Fruin winning the toss decided to give the Ganningites an opportunity of displaying their hatting abilities first, and very good nse they made of it, totting np the re-1 spectable total of 80 before they were | dismissed. J. Allen made 24 by hard hitting, and W. Spencer and "W. Mark- j well contributed 14 and IO respectively by very good cricket. Woodhead and Fruin were the most successful bowlers for the Templars. After a short inter- ! ?al, Chapman and Woodbridge opened the , defence for the visitors. A bad start was made, 4 of the best men being out for 11. However, Moore and Kenworthy came to the assistance of Chapman and improred matters, the innings closing for 68. Chapman 22 and J. Kenworthy 14, were the principal scores, the former seeing several of his side out. After Justice had been done to the " good things Srovided" pla...

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SPORTING GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

SPORTING GOSSIP. "-'?"» ? ? ?? (By Spectator.) The most interesting sporting event of the last few days has been the cricket match between the M.C.C. and the Fremantle C.C. Hitherto the M.C.C. team has been regarded as the preuiior eleveu of the colory.but now their colours have been low- ered. If there had been any betting before the start upon the result, I sup- pose odds would have been laid on the M.C.C. But after the play had been on au hoar or two any onlooker would have laid odds upon the Fremantle mau, let the two teams mott when they like. The contrast between the two elevens was most striking. With only one or two exceptions, the Perth men when they were at the batting crease displayed ner- vousness. Their play showed conclu- sively that they were surprised at the vigour of the attack and were fowling the lack of the steadiness of nerve that comes only through plenty of practice. In the field, too, they let it be seen that they had not practiced together, for on several oc...

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GRAPE CULTURE ON THE RHINE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

I GRAPE CULTURE ON THE | RHINE. -« An English correspondent who has visited the vineyards on the Bhine gives the Rural New ¿Yorker some account of the Bhenieh methods, &c, whieh may be new to some of our readers. We quote as follows :-" At the Geisenheim School of Horticulture there is practised a very simple method of propa- gating grapes from single buds. Thoroughly ripened canes are cut in tho fall, and packed in sand until January or February. They are then brought to the propagating house and cut for potting-a single bud in each pot. The piece is prepared with a slant out through the cane, beginning half an inch from the bud on each side and cutting toward it. This gives a blunt wedge-shaped form, the bud being on the longest side. Small thumb pots are used, whioh are filled half with sandy soil, and then to the top with clean sand. In this the cutting is planted in a slanting position, bo that the bud is just on the surface. The pots are then plunged to the tops in the...

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ENSILAGE STORING IN GERMANY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

ENSILAGE STORING IN GER- MANY. In a letter addressed to the " American Farmer," a German writer communicates some interesting facts relative to the storing of eusilage in Germany. Having observed that the system is not new in that country, having been adopted in the countries eur roundi g the Baltic for ovsr 100 years, ow- ing to the uncertain nature of the climate which prevents sundrying, though where possible hay ie preferred to conserved fod- der, he adds, ensilage has been adopted es- pecially whenever green food could not be cured, or when potatoes or beets were dam- aged by froste ; or when the beets are be- ing harvested, then the leaves of beets are gathered in such large bulk that it is im- possible to feed them at once, and ensilage saves these leaves as a good food to be used later, lu shoit, in Germany ensilage has been more a makeshift than a proeess in common use. However, Indian corn is more and more raised as a fodder, and for this reason ensilage becomes ef more im...

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Another Solomon. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Another Solomon. Our Odessa correspondent writes, under   the date October 14-26 :-" The following highly comic incident has just occurred here. The old original Odessa cemetery being quite full is about to be closed, and a new one opened in its stead. Two rich Greeks, wishing to have one of the most favourable sites in it for a grave, by some unaccount- able mischance bought the same plot of ground : and as both wanted wanted it, neither would give it to the other. They     therefore agreed to submit the matter to one of the districts justices of the peace (actu- ally a stipendary magistrate) for him to -arbitrate upon. He did so by advising the parties to agree that he who died first should have the right to be buried in the disputed allotment. This they both immediately acquiesced in, and left the Court highly pleased with the arrangement, each pr0ba- bly very willing that his opponent should have his wish satisfied."- Times.

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EPISCOPACY IN AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

¡ EPISCOPACY IN AMERICA. i -? A New York correspondent writes; The Episcopal Mission, of which I spoke some months ago, has begun and is al- ready a grand success. Till recently the [Episcopal Church has never favoured these so-called religious revivals, nor does the present mission partake of the char- acter of the old fashioned camp meeting. It seems to be patterned after the Ca- tholic Missions, and characterized by deep religious fervor, more than loud spasmodic utterances. The ministers having the missions in charge have come i over from England, and are gentlemen - i of great experience among the poorer ! classes. Tlio idea seems to bo to get rid -of the impression that the Episcopal Church is the church of the aristocracy ; but it is the church alike of rich and poor. All the resident clergy are lend- ing the good work their heartiest cap operation, and np to the present time fm> result has been -most gratifying and satis- factory-thousands ot people filling the illusions ...

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OUR LONDON LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

OUR LONDON LETTER. -.» When your readers see the full reports in the English papers they will hardly deny that the Conservatives hare some reason to rejoice and the Liberals to bewail. Surely it is significant that men like Mr. Childers and Mr. Shaw Lefevre should be turned ont of what were formerly regarded as perfectly safe Liberal seats ; and that John Bright and Sir Charles Dilke should get in only by the skin of their teeth. The Australian candidates have been so far fairly success, ful-Mr. Henuiker Heaton gaining a triumphant majority for Canterbury and Mr. Howard Spensley winning Central Finsbury after a stiff contest; others more or less connected with the colonies, such as Messrs. O. V. Morgan and C. Kimber have been returned, but the Hon. H. Finch Hatton who is head of the separationist movement for Queens- land had been defeated. But why should I bore your readers on this topic? Herewith I _ include a leading article from the Lonuon Standard of Monday, on the subject of y...

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The Ladies' Column. [All communications for this column should be written on one side of the paper only, and be addressed to HOUSEWIFE, WESTERN MAIL OFFICE, Perth.] [BY A HOUSEWIFE.] FOOD IN SEASON. JANUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

rite liMkss'fôk'iiyji, [All communications for this column should be written on one side of the paper only, and be addressed to Housxwxfk, Western Mail Office, Perth.] [BY A HOUSEWIFE.] FOOD IN SEASON. JANUARY. Meat-Lamb, beef, veal, pork, and mutton. Pouxtrt-All kinds. ~ Fish - Whiting, mullet, garfish, Schnappers, kingfish, crabs, and prawns. Game-Duck, teal, widgeon, and snipe. Vegetables-Peas, beans, cabbages, vegetable marrow, pumpkins, asparagus, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and beet- root; potatoes all the year round. FstJiTS-Figs, peaches, lemons, or- anges, bananas, strawberries, apricots, pears, and cape gooseberries. KITCHEN. This week I am going to try to explain the uses of the various articles mentioned in the lists of kitchen utensils I gave in the two previous issues. But in the first instance, a few remarks as to the desira- bility of using certain kinds of pans etc. ' for certain articles of food will not be j out of place. Copper aud brass utensils ought never to ...

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IN REPLY TO "SOUTHERNER." TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

IN REPLY TO"SOTJTHEttNER." To the Editor. Sir,-In your correspondence of the 12th inat., I notice a letter written by " Southerner " in which he appears to be smarting under the great injustice done to the small farmers and the colonial stock. I wonder if Southerner is a friend to the small farmer, if hejwould come out in his true colours, I would judge him acaording to hie past acts. It does not lookf manly to cast ely insinuations at any exhibitor and more especially when facts are wanting to prove his assertions. Ide likewise coinulnius of the great prise being offered, £3 for the best bul!, and then goes on to say that the owner of the bull takes good care to keep the progeny all to himself. I wonder it " Southerner ' has ever given that so called selfish indi . vidual a chance of selling him one and at y, what price. There must be something passing strange in that particular bull'8 progeny that ho should be so disatisfied at not being able to obtain his breed. Perhaps he will c...

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Correspondence. IN REPLY TO MR. DEMPSTER. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

-- > ' . ' -^-~~- ? ' " IS EEPLT TO MB. DEMPSTER. To the Editor. Sib,-I certainly cannot approach the consideration of the Scab Act in the same «pirit as Mr. Dempster. He considers that a man would be actiug within his rights and should not be " harassed" by an Inspector if he evaded the spirit of the Act by keeping his sheep infected longer than was necessary. I should myself feel very much inclined to harass a mau* -in the interests of his neighbours-who told me he intended to " strictly watch and dress" three or four thousand pad docked dry sheep for 80 days until he could get them shorn. Can Mr. Demp- ster instance a case where an owner has deliberately used his license in the way he suggests ? I cannot call to mind au instance, though there may, occasionally, have been one. I have generally observed that owners are eager to yet their sheep released as soon as possible. Considering that scab is now confined within narrow limits, which limits are being gradually contracted, I ...

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Wit and Humour. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

Wit^ tí É» ¡ Misa Eroseleaf (who is trying to force a conversation) : " What do you suppose, Mr. Van Noodle, makes our hostess' receptions 60 invariably stupid i" Mr. Van Noodle : " Aw, weaily, I haven't a ghost of an ideaw" Miss B. : " And all the other gentlemen are very muoh like you. Yes, that must be the reason." A young married man gazed at his mother in-law's two trunks in the hall, and sadly re- marked .- " She has brought her olotb.es to a visit ; would that she had brought her visit toa close." Herr Kreutzhuber is a member of the secret police. Being on his way home after midnight he observes on the street lamp a placard : " Ha ! these scoundrels of Socialists have posted a placard denouncing his Ma- jesty" said Kreutzhuber to himself. Being determined to destroy the placard he pain- fully climps up the lamp poBt, and having secured the treasonable document he reads : " Fresh Paint." An irascible Indian coloael declared, at a game of whist, that he had never held a trump i...

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

A NEW WEEKLY JOURNAL There is a general impression that the time has come when a first class weekly paper, in a form somewhat dif~   ferent from the weeklies now in circu- lation, would prove a success in West- ern Australia. Hitherto the weekly journals here have been but the Satur- day or Wednesday issues of the dailies. This want of a weekly on a distinct footing, and acceptable to all sections of the population, the Propri- etors of the "West Australian"     have determined to endeavour to sup- ply, by publishing every Saturday, a new paper to be called " THE WEST- ERN MAIL." The new journal will contain a re- print of so much of the week's news from the "West Australian" as     may be thought of general interest. In addition it will have Original Ar- ticles, Notes, and Essays on various subjects, following, indeed, in all re- spects the example of similar weeklies in Eastern Australasia. Great atten- tion will be ...

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WINNY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

j WÎNNY. Stranger to Canada, I think you said ? First visit to Ontario ? Weil, you're heartily welcome to Indian Creek. Take a chair on the piazza till dinner's ready. We dine early in these new-world parts. Fine farm? Well, yes; Indian Creek is a nice place, even if I do own it. Stock, too-they call it the best stocked farm in Ontario, I believe, and I dare say they're right. AU mine and yet I came to Canada twelve years ago, without even the traditional half-crown in my trousers' pockets. You look surprised. Would you like to hear the story? There's a good half hour to dinner time, and it's a story I'm never tired of telling, somehow. I began life as the son of a village carpenter in the South of England. You know that chss pretty well, and what a gulf was fixed between me and the vicar of the parish. And yet - and yet-from the time she was seven years old and I eleven, and she fell down in the dusty road outside the carpenter's shop, and I picked her up and smoothed the little cr...

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A FOOT-LIGHT FLASH. A DETECTIVE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 2 January 1886

A FOOT-LIGHT FLASH. A DETECTIVE 8T0BÏ. I don't know by what particular right I could call myself a " detective " at that time, though I was serving on the staff of the chief detective ot the State. 1 had had considerable expe- rience as a county officer-as constable and deputy-sheriff-and had come down to Marysville, where Mr. War- rington, the chief of the force, was stopping for a short time on business. The way of it was this: Being anxious to obtain a position upon Warring ton's immediate personal staff, I had written to him, forwarding my own request, backed up by the reccommen dations of the Hon. Mr. Wentworth and Judge Forsyth. I wrote to the chief what I candidly believed to be my personal qualifications, and told bim, moreover, that I had just re- turned from a year's absence iu Europe, whore I had made quite a study of the science of rogue-catching in England, and France, and in Ger- many. It was Judge Forsyth's letter however, which did the business. His earnest personal ...

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