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CAST IRON. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
CAST IRON. . .. ^ But few who nave admired the beautifully finished steel (?) ornamental-buttons, brace- lets, brooches, clasps, &c.-sometimes worn by ladies, have taken the trouble' to ascertain that they seldom consist of . other than cast iron, or to oonsidsr what avery superior class of metal must foe employed in their manufact- ure ; yet after a moment's thought one knows not whioh most to admire, the elegance, of the finished work, the intricacy of the pattern and che consequent skill of the moulder, or the fine quab'ty of the metal that may be in- duced to assume such elaborate and intricate forms. Some of the articles, as bioouhes, have a beauty of network almost rivalling. Italian filagree in gold, yet it is nothing but cast iron. The polishis perfect, and unlike either gold or silver, .it is not easily tarnished, even when exposed to the action of the carbonic acid of a crowded, ill-ventilated room. The lustre bas not the trying yellow or orange of gold, nor the gl...
NEW GUINEA. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
NEW GUiNäA. THE Premier of Victoria has received a letter from Mr. Downer, Premier of South Australia, intimating that that co- lony does not intend to continue its .con- tribution towards tho £10.000 per anuim which the various colonies had agreed to provide for maintaining the protectorate over New Guinea. The contributions of the colonies, with the exception of Fiji, were to be made pro rata to their popu- lations, and South Australia's proportion was only £1,524 11s. 7d. Ti» propor- tion of Victoria was £4.693 8s. 8d ; that of New South Wales, £4,084 14s. 4d; that of New Zealand £2,668 18s 9d ; that of Queensland, £1,163 3s. 9d; that of Tasmania, £630 6s. 2d ; and that of Western Australia £161 16s. 9d. The contribution of Fiji was reckoned upon its proportionate revenue instead of upon population, and amounted to £73.
THE VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
THE VICTORIAN^ GOVERNMENT. WHEN Mr. Service delivered his bridget to the Victorian Parliament in July, he estimated that a credit balance of £50, 000 would bo carried forward on June 30 to the financial year 1886-7. On the last day of tho session, however, he found it necessary to considerably modify his anticipations, and " now the credit balance is not expected to be more than £1,972. The large amount of the addi- tional estimates-£150,000-caused a re- consideration of the position, and matters would have been much worse had the savings from last year (1884-5) not been £70,000 in excess of the amount estimat- ed in the budget._
HAZY IDEAS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
HAZY IDEAS. ENGLISH people, or some of them, at any rate, have the haziest notions of Australian geography. Indeed, it is often a wonder how many of the letters and papers reach their proper destina- tions. Imagine the difficulty experienced by a post official in deciding where to transmit a letter addressed " Miss-, care of Mr.-, Adelaide, Ballarat, South Australia, Melbourne."_
Number of Deaf Mutes. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
Number of Deaf Mutes. The number of deaf mutes in the world ie roughly calculated to be from 700,000 to 900,000, and of these 63 per cent, are said to be born deaf, the others losing their nearing by different accidents. The number of deal mutes in Great Britain is probably about 20,000. To meet the educational wants of these there are on the face of the globe 397 institutions, containing 26,473 inmates of both sexes, and employing over 2,000 teach er8' Champion "Elopist." - Urbana, in the United States, claims to have the champion "elopist." She is. a widow and haB eloped during her fascinating career forty times. She was says our inform- ant, to have been married on next Monday, but the prior Saturday she eloped with the minister of her persuasion. This time she is married, for he married her to himself in the presence of witnesses aa the train waa en route, and moved off to beoome a Mormon^ were the ladies are striotly supervised. " The Urbana Special."
THE NEW AUSTRALIAN TEAM. FROM THE WEST AUSTRALIAN [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
THE NEW AUSTRALIAN TEAM. FEO M THE WEST AUSTRALIAN | ALL tbe arrangements it appears ai now complete to send a team frot Australia to meet a series of élever in friendly rivalry on the cricket field of England. The new eleven, or rathe thirteen, will be distinguished in man ways ft om their predecessors. Hithei to the teams that have been despatche from our shores have gone as repre sentatives of Australia, and a mai source of the interest which they ir spired Jay in the circumstance the their contests were looked upon s partaking of an international characte: In the present case not a pretence wi "be made of picking a truly represents tive body. They go not as an at credited deputation Iron) the cricketei of Australia, but selected by, an under the auspices of the Melbourc Cricket Club. It is their team chose "by them, taken mostly from amongthe: own mern burs, tesponsible to them, an with all financial arrangcmefits rernil ted wholly io their managemen ' Previous teams have worked...
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 — 16 January 1886
¿[All communications for this column should be written on one side of the paper only, and be addressed to HOUSEWIFE, WESTERN MAH, OSTICE, Perth.] [BY A HOUSEWIFE.] FOOD IN SEASON. JANUARY. MEAT-Lamb, beef, veal, pork, and .mutton. POULTRY-All kinds. PISH - 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. FBUITS-Pigs, peaches, lemons, or ?anges, bananas, strawberries, apricots, pears, and Cape gooseberries. KITCHEN. "WASHING CHINA AND DISHES. There is nothing in household work takes up more time than "washing up." Washing up is frequently amongst servants a dipping, with perhaps a rub with a filthy dish cloth, into a mess of lukewarm water. Now, to begin with, there must be a good supply oi warm water, a clean dish cloth, and a vessel kept expressly for the purpose. Then the table holding the articles to be washe...
GEOGRAPHICAL EXPEDITION. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
GEOGRAPHICAL EXPÉDITION,. THE party despatched writes the Austra- lasian from Thursday island to succour the Geographical Expedition when they were supposed tu be in danger last No- vember traced the misleading reports no further than Ki wai, on the estuary of the Fly River. It is surprising to all, except those who have been much among savages, the extent to which they indulge their inventive faculties. Lying must be to them a pastime or manner of entertaining one anotner. It is their way of telling news. At Kiwai the natives told the relief party that Captain Everill and all his men had been killed, and that their skulls were hanging up in the village of Samiot. It was at Samiot tiiat the ex- pedition left their coal and stores when, they went up stream. The Kiwai natives reported that the messacre had been instigated by KaroBsa and Atai two Samiot chiefs, and the son of a Kiwni chief agreed to go with the relief party to recover the skulls ; but before the Wild Duck reached Samio...
NEW SOUTH WALES MINISTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
NEW SOUTH WALES MINISTRY, BEG ARDING the New South Wales Mmistry a well-informed contemporary writes :-" It is difficult to draw any deductions as to the future policy ot New South Wales from the composition of the Ministry which has just been formed there. Sir John Robertson is a veteran leader of Governments, and has been a most able Premier. It is evident, how- ever, that his time has quite gone by, and that he luis found it impracticable to get a team of leading or experienced men tc work with him. His Ministry consists of men who had been ont of office for years and of raw recruits, and of mell an Administration, with an aged and bodily feeble although mentally able head, not much can be expected. The Government also seems to contain three pronounced Freetraders and three equally strong Protectionists. Not much harmony can be expected in a combination like this. Unless the fiscal question is to be alto- gether tabooed they will either quarrel violently or Will all sink their op...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
.THE WESTERN MAIL IS published Weekly. It contains all tliè News j. o£ the Week, Farm and Station Beports, poröng, Stories, Humour, Indies' Column, etc. . AGENTS : PBBTH ... ... ... Mr. V. G. Molloy AXBAKY. ... MrE Tunney BEVERLEY ... ... Mr H H Sewell S&DÓEIOWN ... ... . Mr A W Moulton BPKBOBT ... ... Mr E, Forrest CAHNING .MrW L Gibbs CABNARVOH ... ... Mr. E. Cleveland. , 1)OKOABBA ... ... Mr S F Moore TEEMANTÜE "... ... Mr E A Archdeacon . ". Mr j Fordham OEBAXIDTON ... ... MrE Shenton GaEEppuGH ... ... Mr Edward Qray GUILDFORD, GINGIN > w_ T »«"«v« JSBWCABTXE ... ... Mr CS Monger BOEBOUENE ... Mr Frederick Pearse V4JSSE ... .Mr AR Pries WILLIAMS EÏVEE ... Messrs F & G Piesse TfoBK ... . Mr H J Horley liOHDOH : Gordon & Gotch, St. Bride Street, Fleet Street ,, " G. Street, 30, Cornhill F. Algar, 8, Clements Lane MELBOURNE : Gordon & Gotch, 85, Collins Street STONEY : Gordon & Gotch, Newsagents BRISBANE t Gordon & Gotch, do 'ADELA...
SECOND DAY. LADY'S BRACELET. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
SECOND DAY. LADY'S BRACELET. A welter weight handicap, value 20 guineas, with a Bweap of £2 added. Io start at 1 p.m. Distance l£ miles. Nominations 10s. ¡ ac- ceptances 10s ; entrance 10s. To be ridden for by members of the Club- Horses to be nominated by ladies. LADIES' PURSE. A selling race of ¿620. To start at 1-45 p.m. Distance once round the course. Entrance £110s. Heats. Conditions same as Selling Bace on first day AVON HANDICAP. Of £50. To start at 3 p.m. 3 miles ; with a sweep of one sov. added : nomination one 80V. ; acceptance one sov. ; entrance one sov. Winner of the Easter Handicap will carry a penalty of 71bs in this race PONÏ RACE. Of £5. To start at 3.45. Once round the course ; heats : catch weights ; 13 hands 3 inches and under ; post entries. Nominations for the above handicaps, with age. pe&gree, description, and performances to be forwarded to the Hon Secretary on or before the 1st March ; acceptances on or be- fore the 1st April ; entrances or or befor...
FIRST DAY, EASTER MONDAY. MAIDEN PLATE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
FIEST DAY, EA STEH MOND Aï. MAIDEN PLATE. Of £25. To start at 1 p.m. For horses that have never won an advertised raes at time of enter, (Hacks and Hurry Sourry ex- cepted) ; one mile ; heats ; weights for age ; entrance ¿6110s. BAiLWAY STAKES. Of £20. To start at 2 pm. Distance one and half miles : weights for age : entrance £110s. SELLING HAGE. Of -620. To start at 2*45 pm. If entered to be sold for £4Q ; weight for age ; if for £35 allowed 7ibs ; if for £30 allowed 141bs ; if for .£25 allowed 211b3; if for ¿820 allowed 281bs; if for .£15 allowed 351bs ; if for £10 allowed 42lbs; if for £5 allowed 491bs ; if for nil bQlbs'.; distance once round the course ; entrance ¿61 10s ; heats. Winner to be sold bj auction immediately after the race, with all eng age xnents. Surplus to go to the Club. EASTER HANDICAP. Of ¿100. To start at 315 p m ; two miles ; nomination ¿£2 ; acceptance £'¿ ; entrance £1 ; every subscriber of £5 to this race may nom- inate and run a horse in this race free o...
YORK RACES 1886. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
YORK RACES 1886. The above races will take placo on Easter Monday and Tuesday, 26th and 27th April. STEWARDS :-Messrs.Chas. Harper, M.L.C., E Keane, E. Hamersley, Geo. Parker, J. M. Craig, Charles Edwarde, Edward Parker, P. Craig,W. L. Hoops and J. E Hancock. JUDGE. -Mr. C. A.- Paterson. _ STARTER ¡-Mr. Jas. Craig, CLBEK OF THE COURSE :-. . HANDICAPPER :-Mr. W. B. Mitchell.
Put on the Right Track. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
Put on the Bight Track. A Parisian wine merchant, or rather wine manufacturer, was recently condemned to a heavy fine for adulteration. After the sen- tence, he asked the chemist how he could have been so positive that the wine was a fabrication. " Because it did not contain an atom of bitartrate of potash, which is to be found in all natural wines," replied the man of science. "Thanks for the information," returned the tradesman ; " the next time you. analyse my wines yon will find some ! "
THE EXECUTION OF RIEL. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
THE EXECUTION OF RIEL. SAYS the English correspondent of a con- temporary :-" Biol dead, after ali, will not be nearly so formidable as Biel alive. The rebel was hanged on Monday within the Police Barracks at Regina. He seems to have met his end most compos- edly. His face was full of colour, and hts chief inclination on the scaffold seem- ed merely to be a desire to make a speech, but this was not permitted. The last words on his lips were, " Mercy, Jesus," and he died without a struggle. In Quebec and Montreal there has been some parading Of tho streets, some burning of effigies by the French Canadians, but there has been no outbreak. In France more exasperation has been shown than in Canada. The French Press prophe- cies a conflict between the two races and religions, and asserts that on the hypocrit- ical plea of no interference with colonial self-government England has given an- other proof of her contempt for France, but that this time the slap in the face in- cludes French Ca...
MR. GLADSTONE'S EXPERIMENT [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
MR. GLADSTONE'S EXPERIMENT' AMONGST ¿he English telegrams publish- ed by our Eastern comtemporaxies is the following:-"The statement of the inten- tions ascribed to Mr. Gladstone in refer- ence to the re-establishment of a Parlia- ment in Ireland is believed to have been circulated as a" pdot balloon " with a view of eliciting the opinions of the coun- try. The idea is said to have been promo- ted by Mr. Herbert Gladstone, M.P., son of the late Premier, in order that his father niigut be in possession of informa tiod on which to formulate a defínate pol- icy in the event of Lord Salisbury refus- ing to grant a sufficient measure of self government to the Irish people."
THE CLEVELAND BAY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
THE CLEVELAND BAY. A writer in the National Live Stock Journal bas .started an interesting discus- sion upon the character and antecedents of the Cleveland bay. horses. He contends that the Clevelands were originally of draught breed, and lo support his views he urges the fact that from an early period the Bighlaud and Agricultural ¡Society classed them among -working horses. To the district of Perth the Highland Society pre- sented prizes in the year 1823 for work horses. In the first place, premiums were given for "Clydesdale or other mare equally well qualified for working the strongest lands." In the second place-aud here is the important point in reference to the special subject of this letter-prizes were offered for " Cleveland or mare of any other breed combining great activity witb strength adapted for draught on light hinds, and for producing harness horses." In the Farmers' Magazine for 1823 it is pointed out that the best draught horse on light hind is the ¡ Cleveland buy...
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. -'-^ In my last letter I spoke of the ru moored withdrawal from the Victorian Ministry of the Attorney General, Mr. Gr. B. Kerferd, and I expressed a belief that if that step should be taken the break np of the Coalition Government would speedily follow. Mr. Kerferd has now retired, and lias been sworn in a Judge of the Supreme Court under the provisions of the Sixth Judge Bill, engineered through Parliament before the close of the session spite of the protests of the leading journal, which, though Constitu- tionalist like Mr. Kerferd, bitterly con- demned the proposal to put on the bench a politician who has had little or no ex- perience at the bar. Mr. Service, the Premier, and Mr. Graham Berry, the Chief Secretary, also go out of office in the Ministry, and the Coalition Govern- ment will thus be broken up. Mr. Ser- vice, whose record of work for Victoria and Australia has been a brilliant ene, has determined to go to Europe and take a rest for a couple of y...
TRAINING SCHOOL FOR COLONIAL FARMING. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 16 January 1886
TRAINING SCHOOL FOR CO- LONIAL FARMING. THE proposed training school for colonial farming is, wo hear, to be opened early next year, From the prospectus, which, has just been issued, it is seen that all the Agents-General except Sir Francis Bell, of New Zealand, have given in their adherence as patrons. It is also seen from the list of patrons that the Head, Masters of Eton, Westminster, Shrews- bury, Marlboro, Clifton, Haileybury, Dulwich, Uppingham, and other public: schools approve of the scheme. A little linseed meal given occasionally will help to keep a horse's coat bright and glossy. A Californian poulty breeder says that from one small potato, no larger than a. hen's egg, he has this year raised 161b. of potatoes. The variety is a new one, known, as the " Stray Beauty." It is a very hand- some potato, quite smooth, has but few eves, and is claimed to be the earliest variety i known. It requires more labour to clean the crops from grass and weeds after they have at- tained go...