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CHRISTMAS [?]OSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 26 December 1879

Christmas Gossip Obscurity, dense and impenetrable, con- ceals the origin and meaning of many Christ- mas customs. Probably some of them are older than the celebration itself. There is good reason to believe that remnants of pagan Saturnalia are mingled with Christian cere- monies. In one form or other Christmas ob- servances are traceable us far back as to the' second century of the Christian era. There I is dismal proof that they existed ^before the ' time of Constantine, for during the persecu- tion ^nderDiocletian, "in the beginning of the-fonrtU^centniryi thattyrant made a hor- rible? use^uf them. "Finding multitudes of Christians assembled together to celebrate Christ's nativity, he commanded the church doon where they were met to be shut, and destroyed them all by fire. The purely reli- gious character of the holiday was apparently not long maintained. Superstitions gather- ed around it. Ita genial and joyous character attracted to it an almost infinite variety of modes of me...

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NOTES OP A TRIP TO ALBANY BY THE OVERLAND MAIL. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 26 December 1879

NOTES OF A TRIP TO ALBANY BY THE OVERLAND MAIL. By a Lady. I send you a few notes of our trip to Albany. I should like people to know what a pleasant means.of travelling the overland mail is, and the public ought to be really made aware how much mis-placed has been their abuse of it. I cannot myself understand anyone who has tried it going down any other way, if the intermedi- ate mail continues to carry passengers. We left Perth at 7 a-m., on Friday morning, and reached the Bannister (67 miles) at half-past 8 o'clock, p.m., having rested one hour at Nar- rogin, and another hour at the 36 mile police station. Mr. Pollard's clean new inn at the Bannister was very comfortable, and Mrs, Pol- lard kind and attentive. On Saturday morning we were to have start- ed at 7 o'clock, and did attempt to do so, but the horses were somewhat restive, or over-anx- ious to be off, and broke the pole, so we were delayed for two hours mending it. This acci- dent would not have happened if the natives i...

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Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

VALUABLE BUILDING SITE IN PERTH FOR SALE. 'S HE Trustees of Church property have at » their disposal for sale a most Valuable Allotment of Land in Perth known ás Building Lot H 5, situate opposite to Bishop's House, and having a frontage of 99 feet on St. George's Terrace and Hay Street respectively. TEN- DERS will be received by Mr. Wm. KNIGHT, Mount House, Perth, for the purchase of the entire allotment, or for a moiety of the same, divided by a line parallel to and equidistant from St. George's Terrace and Hay Street, until MONDAY, the 16th. of FEBRUARY next, when the tenders will be submitted to the Trustees for decision thereon. Perth, December 29th. 1879. TEAM to CHAMPION BAY. The s.s. ROB ROY will be despatched, as above, from Fremantle, on TUESDAY afternoon, January 6th, at 4 o'clock. JAMES LILLY & CO., Agents. Fremantle, Dec. 30, 1879. NOTICE TO IMPORTERS. "" STEAMSHIP - '..O^'AY,' (from Adelaide and Mel- bourne : Leaves Melbourne. Mon- day, January 5. Leaves Adelai...

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MR. BROCKMAN'S LETTER ON THE LAND REGULATIONS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

MR. BROCKMANS LETTER ON THE LAND REGULATIONS. To the Editor. 3000 0 200 0 100 0 100 0 45 e 17o 0 40 0 30 0 8 0 Sir,- 1 have read with surprise Mr. Brock man's ideas on the land question, published in your paper of the 19th instant, and con- sider that the best way to refute his propo- sitions is to show what would be the expense and result of his experiment in fencing, clearing, well-sinking, etc., on a block of 12,000 acres of Government land. I have calculated all the expenses at the lowest figure possible : £ s. 35 miles of 7-wire fencing at £45 per mile . ... 1575 0 Ringing big trees and burning up rubbish at 5s. per acre Sinking 8 wells at £25 each 400 ft. of galvanized iron sheep troughs, stands for same, and cost of erection . .Building shearing shed. Wool Press . Clearing line of fence of lumber and trees before putting up, at £5 a mile or Is. a chain Four horses at £10 each. One dray and harness . Two saddles and bridles. Four thousand sheep at 10s. per head . 2000 0 If div...

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MR. CLARKSON, IN REPLY. TO THE EDITOR OF THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

MR. CLARKSON, IN REPLY. To the Editor of the West Australian. Dear Sir,-The Herald of the 13th inst., makes some comments upon my letter to you upon the subject of our land and its laws. j Those comments were so ably answered by " Common Sense " in your issue of the 17th inst., that there is little [left for me to say here in reply to them. I aux glad that my commu- nication has called forth letters from several of my brother settlers upon the same subject, the more the matter is discussed the more, I fear, will the "nakedness of the land" be exposed ; but I see no advantage to be gained by hiding it. The Editor of the Herald claims to be in a better position than a sheep-farmer to judge of how many sheep the hitter's runs will carry, or how much grass his land can be made to pro- duce. Now thi3 I am . unwilling to believe. I might just as well say that I could edit the Herald better than he does. He says that he has correspondents in every district. So he mayhave, but who are they ...

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THE 'ROB ROY.' TO THE EDITOR OF THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

THE ' ROB ROY.' To the Editor of the West Australian. Sir,-Your correspondent from Gex*aldton complains of being " A Sufferer" by the ar- rangements of the s.s. Rob Roy. I can honestly sign myself " A Brother Sufferer," as I think you will allow. On one occasion I ordered ( sevei'al tons of fencing wire froni Melbourne, J and sent my team in to Bunbury expi-essly to get it as it was much wanted. I rode in my- self, and found it had been carried on ; so my team had of coxu-se to return home empty, thus loosing three days in the most busy time of year. On a second occasion, a box (the contents of which were so much required that I had used the telegraph) was carried backwards and for- wards for eight weeks and finally mislaid. And to crown all, I myself was actually carried past Bunbury and landed at Fremantle, to find my wav back how I could. A BROTHER SUFFERER. The Harvey, Dec. 25,1S79.

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"RED GUM'S" LETTER. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

RED-GUM'S!" LETTER. To the Editor. Sir,-Would Mr. ' Red Gum '-who in last Saturday's paper tells us all what great things he has done with 12,000 acres of very had land -kindly give his address ? I should like very much indeed to visit him. I should like very much to seo the man who, having a large com- mand of money-for large command he must have had to fence and subdivide into four pad- docks 12,000 acres of land-deliberately chose to spend it upon a miserable worthless squat. Was it for the purpose of experiment-from pure benevolence, for the purpose of teaching us benighted people what might be done with bad land ? Or was it done specially to prove a certain journal to be right ? I should also so -like to sec 'Red Gum" " tearing up the scrub tvíÜi bullocks and chains," as described in his letter. Really * Red Gum ' must give his address. A lot of us want to go and see bim, and look at his paddocks and his fences, and his ' torn up ' scrub, and * His sistei's, and his cousins, an...

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Telegraphic News. [Associated Press.] London, Dec. 20. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

Telegraphic News. [Associated Press.] London, Dec. 20. The latest news received from the Cape, via Zanzibar, states that Secocceni's stronghold was taken after a sharp encouuter. The British lost ten officers killed, and ten wounded ; the loss among the men was trifling. Dec, 21. Hostilities in South Africa have now ceased ; Secocceni is killed. Intelligence received from General Roberts on Decr. 18th, states that all w as well up to that date with the troops under his command. There had been no fighting, and General Roberts was acting on the defensive within his entrenchments in the Shearpir line. General Roberts urges upon Sir Hugh Gough the necessity of making an immediate advance upon Kabul with his forces, in light marching order. He says that he will meet with no serious opposition, and adds that when Gough joins him he can settle affairs in Kabul without any great difiiculty. Orders have therefore been given to Gough to leave Jagdallak and push for- ward with the utmost rapid...

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MR. BROCKMAN'S SECOND LETTER AND THE 'HERALD'S' REMARKS. TO THE EDITOR OF THE WEST AUSTRALIAN. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

MR. BROCKMAN'S SECOND LETTER AND THE 'HERALD'S' REMARKS. To the Editor of thk West Australian. Sir,-Mr. Brockman in his second letter gives us a plan for increasing the rentals of pastoral lands, without resorting to assess- ment, which apparently in common with us all he seems to consider difficult of applica tion in Western Australia. But I really think, Sir, that a far greater ' howl' will be raised by this second letter than was by the first. How would our poor struggling hard-work- ing sheep-farmers-for struggling and hard- working they are-like to have their runs put up to auction to be knocked down to the highest bidder at the expiration of their leases 1 To have all the work and labour of years ruthlessly annulled 1 For no compen- sation likely to be given would pay a man in most case3 for the work that he has done and the money he has expended in making his runs workable, and in getting together a comfortable home for himself and his family. This is truly a delicious plan f...

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WILL IT PAY? TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

WILL IT PAY? To the Editor. Sir,-You mentioned a short time back that efforts were being made in New Zealand to introduce a new industry-the manufacture of castor oil. A Mr. Freeman J. Steel writes to the Melbourne Leader on the subject ; he doubts whether it will ever pay on account of the difficulty in removing the bean from the husk, "   Mr. Steel says : " To get off the husk has   puzzled a great many. Yankees I think have   given it up. The only known method is to   spread out a mat in the hot sun, and cover it with beans in the husks, and some of the beans will jump out, then pick the beans out and   keep stirring up the beans in the husk on the mat, and after raising the castor oil trees, col- lecting the beans in husks, a man may earn two shillings a day husking them (but I doubt it), and all the beans are worth at the mill are l½ d. or 2d. per lb. On the Hawaiian Islands the natives cannot make it pay, and the...

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THE West Australian. VIGILANS ET AUDAX. PERTH, TUESDAY, DEC. 30, 1879. UPPER HOUSES, AND THE PLEBISCITE IN DEFENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

THE WSxá gttstraíkit. Vigilans et Audax. PERTH, TUESDAY, DEC. 30, 1879. TTPPEE" HOUSES, AND THE PLEBIS- CITE IN DEFENCE. Upper Houses appear to be having rather a bad time of it in British Colonies at present. Party-' the madness of the many for the gain of the few'-:musthave a raison d' être; party leaders, when they see their influence declining' and their followers falling off, must get up some cry, as a rallying call, to save themselves from rout. And their grati- tude to Victoria, .nhich has provjdcd_them with a very simple and "easily applied expedi- ent, ought certainly to be by no means small. Where manhood suffrage prevails a quar- rel with the Upper House is almost always popular. If you eau persuade the people that its sovereign will is being trampled under foot, and itself insulted by a bloated and malignant aristocracy, and that you must be the Moses to deliver it from bond- age-at once you have the people w ith you. It was this cry that brought Mr- Bebet into power, an...

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Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

MARRIAGES. SIMPSON-BEASLEY.-At the Wesleyan   Chapel Perth, on the 11th. ultimo, by the Rev. W. S. Worth, HENRY GEORGE SIMPSON, de-     corator, to JANE BEASLEY, both from London, England, now of Perth, W. A. DAVIES-GEGG-On the 18th. inst, at St. George's Cathedral, RICHARD, youngest son of the late RICHARD DAVIES, Vicar of Brenchley, Kent, to AGNES, youngest daughter of the Dean of Perth.

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GUILDFORD RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

GUILDFORD RACES. On Friday last, I, -with a party of friends, wended my way to Guildford, and after a pretty good 'shaking up' over a road that does not re- flect much credit on the local Roads Board, we reached oui' destination Pulling up at Host Wheatley's, we refreshed the inner man, after which we made a start for the race course, pass- ing en route numex-ous pedestrians of both sexes, and being passed by equestrians who were better horsed than ourselves. The race course is situated on the estates of Messrs. C. Hax-per and H. Brockman, who kindly permit the club to use it, and is about two miles north of the town. The x'unning ground is equal to anything in the colony, and the hoi'ses can be seen all the way round. At 11-15 a.m., the bell rung for weighing, and much disappoint- ment was felt at seeing only two jockeys come to the scale. Shortly after, the horses-Mr. S. H. Parker's Friar and Mr. W. Strickland's While Hawk-came to the post, the former look- ing stx-ong and well, W...

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Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

SCHOONER'ANNIE BEATON.' WT^ "¡I/TARMION & CO., have . -Ei» J-VA received instructions from the Owners, to offer at Public Auction at the Platform, Fremantle, on TUESDAY, the 30th inötant, at noon. The well-known Schooner 4< Annie Bea- ton" with Sails, Anchors, Chains, and Gear complete, as she now lies at anchor under Garden Island. -^> Furfcher particulars and terms at time of Sale. Fremantle, Deer, l8, 1879. GRATIS ! GRATIS!! GRATIS ! ! ! Christmas and New Year's Cards, Collars, Cuffs, Toilet Stands, Neck- ties, Belts, Raspberry Vinegar, and Crystal Sugar. ET7 riOURTHOPE'S GREAT . IV. \J CLEARANCE SALE. During this and the following week, every purchaser to the amount of FIVE SHIL- LINGS will be presented with one of the following articles - An attractive Xmas or New Year's Card, Lady's Collar or Cuffs, Boy's handsome Leather Belt, or a bottle of Gollard's Rasp- berry Vinegar, or Nottabadd Sauce. Every purchaser to the amount of TEN SHILLINGS will receive, gr...

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Classified Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

S' TEAM FROM MEL- BOURNE AND ADE LAIDE TO ALBANY, thence to VASSE, BUN- BURY, FREMANTLE, & CHAMPION BAY, Under Government Contract. S. S. OTWAY : Leaves Melbourne, Monday, Jan. 5th. Leaves Adelaide, Friday, Jan. 9th. Arrive« Albany, Thursday, Jan. 15th. Leave» : Albany, Sunday, Jan. 11th, or before if possible. S. S. ROB ROY, (to meet OTWAY.) Leaves Geraldton, Friday, Jan. 9th. ' Leaves Fremantle, Tuesday, Jan. 13th. Arrives Albany, Thursday, Jan. 15th. Leaves Albany, Sunday, Jan. 18st, or be- fore if possible. Cargo and passengers to and from the Colonies at through rates. Also,-Through freight rates to London. Agencies :-Fremantle, James Lilly and Co. ; Perth, Randell, Knight ?& Co. ; Gerald- ton, Crowther and Co. ; Bunbury, R. For- rest ; Vasse, A. Rosselloty ; Albany, J. Mc Kail & Co. ; Adelaide, J. Webster & Co. ; Melbourne, Anderson & Marshall. S1 ITEAM to ALBANY, Via BUNBURY ani> , VASSE, with the DECEM- BER-JANUARY ENG- LISH MAILS. ...

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Farm and Station. 'ARTIFICIAL' GRASSES. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

f\ïïtm wa Station. 'ARTIFICIAL' GRASSES. To the Editor. Sir,-We have heard a great deal of late about improving our grazing lands, and laying down artificial grasses-by the way, your cor- respondent " Common Sense" says we should not call them ' artificial/ and he's right when you come to think of it, but still everybody does call them so. . Well, I'll call theni imported grasses, if that will do. I want to know whe- ther anybody has ever laid down imported grasses here on anything like a large scale, and, if so, how they did it, and how they got on, aud whnrfc it ~cost them, and how nmcli stock they carried on it afterwards. Perhaps some one will furnish this information for your ' Farm and Station ' column. It is no use tell- ing us what may have been done in certain favoured moist spots ; we want to know what has been done in the way of grass-growing for stock in ordinary dry lands such as we most of us hold and what has been the result. I hear some couch grass has been laid down...

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Occasional Notes. LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

Occasional Notes. LOCAL AND GENERAL.   We had occasion some little time ago to re- mark that were we to correct and refute all the misstatements and misrepresentations ema- nating from a certain section 0f the local press, our time and space would be occupied to a greater extent than would be desirable, and we shall refrain from making any remarks upon the further misstatements concerning the Commission, the Government, Sir Phillip Owen, and the Paris Exhibition, put forth on Satin-day last, except in regard to one point -the 'picMngs ' of the Crown Agents., for which it is suggested that they are always on the look out. It may be just as well that the public should know that the Crown Agents get no ' pickings ' at all, that they are paid a fixed salary-one thousand a year we believe-and that the small commission they charge upon the business which they transact is paid into a general fund with which personally they have nothing whatever to do. Seldom, if ever, has a mo...

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THE 'POSSUM PEST. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

THE 'POSSUM PEST. Complaints made with reference to damage done by 'possums are answered by the follow- ing paragraph extracted from the letter of a correspondent of the Advertiser. The question,   " What are outlying farmers to do with opos- sums," can be very readily answered, and a real pest and annoyance converted into a financial blessing. Two lads about fourteen years of age belonging to our town in the short space of three weeks caught sixty dozen of opossums. They were caught by means of snares. The opossums were skinned, and the skins pegged out until dry, when they were bundled up and forwarded to Sydney, where   they realized 4s. a dozen. A very nice little cheque for two boys to make in three weeks with little outlay or trouble !"  

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MINNESOTA WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

MINNESOTA WHEAT. l " Let's see, they raise some wheat in Minne- sota; don't they?" "Raise wheat! Who raises wheat ? No, sir ; decidedly no, sir. It raises itself. Why if we undertook to culti- vate wheat in the State it would run us out. There wouldn't be any place to put our horses." "But I've been told grasshoppers take a good deal of it." " Of course they do ; if they didn't, I I don't know what we would do. The cussed   stuff would run all over the State and drive us   out--choke us up. Those grasshoppers are a God-send, only there ain't half enough of 'em." " Is the wheat nice and plump ?" " Plump ! Well, I don't know what you call plump wheat, but there are seventeen in our family, inclu-   ding ten servants, and when we want bread we just go out and fetch in a kernel of wheat and   balee it." " Do you ever soak in water first ? "   " Oh no, that wouldn't do ; it would swell a   little, and then we c...

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Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — The West Australian — 30 December 1879

Correspondence [This portion of our paper is set apart for free interchange of opinion on topics of public interest, subject to, the usual rules of news- paper correspondence. We decline, however, to hold ourselves responsible for the opinions of our correspondents.]

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