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WEST AUSTRALIAN TURF CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
----^\ \m WEST AUSTRALIAN TURF CLUB."4*f| PATRON-Hie Excellency the Governor, Sir ' ^ Frederick Kapier Broome, K.C.M.G. ¿ STBWARDB-Dr.'Wayleu, Messrs. John For» ^ rest, Alex. Forrest, Thomas Borges, &lt;G. ' j F. Eliot, W*. E. Marmion, M. Brown, ^ STARTER-E. T. Hooley. CLERK OF THE M COURSE-George Parker. JUDO»-J. B. Eoe. HANDICAPPER-W. B. Mitchell. The Autumn Race meeting of the above 4 Club will take place on Tuesday, the 13th ~ April, 1886, when the following races will ? be run :- K\ 1. -MAIDEN PLATE, £30. To start at ? noon. Open to all horses that have never ^ won an advertised race (hacks excepted) OB ^ the W. A. Turi Club Course, or on any 4 course beyond the limits of the Colony. * Entrance, £1 10B; weights for age. Distance ,^ li miles. r" 2. -LADIES' BRACELET, Handicap. To -; start at 12 30. For a Bracelet valued 20 t. guineas. fl oraes to be nominated by Ladies £ and ridden by members of the Club only. '-&lt; Minimum weight, 9st. (Jibs. Nomination, 10s., ...
METROPOLITAN CRICKET CLUB. MARRIED v. SINGLE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
METROPOLITAN CRICKET CLUB. MAÄEIED V. SINGLE. The match on Saturday afternoon be- tween the Married and Single members of the M.O.C., resulted iu a draw very much in favor of the benedicts. The bowling of the bachelors was completely col'ared, while their fielding was not quite up to the mark. G. Parker, Lawrence, Macklin, S. H. Parker and A. B. Wright reached double figures, and the veteran cricketer and President of the Association, Mr. J. 0. H. James, contributed 7 on behalf of the married team. No less than 6 bowlers were put on during the innings, Piper securing the best average-5 wickets for 25 runs. The bachelors (who played ODO man short) hod made 47 runs nt a cost of 6 wicket« when time was called ; Webb bowled 3 wickets for 19 ruus, Parker 2 wickets for 23 runs. The bachelors were fortunate in having two such good players on their side oe Messrs. Bush and Lodge of Northern fame. The batting of Sholl, Monger and Curtis also deserves praise- worthy mention. The match is rema...
PERTH AUTUMN RACE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
PERTH AUTUMN RACE MEETING. A meeting of the stewards of tho W.A Turf Club was held on Tuesday evening the Hon. John Forrest presiding. The fire business attended to was the appoiutinen of the officers of the club. The Judge Mr. Roe ; the Secretary, Mr. R. A. Sholl and the Clerk of Course, Mr. Geo. Parke: were reappointed. Mr. Strickland bad in timated that as he would most probably b&lt; running horses at the. meeting, lie wonk not like to undertake the duties of starter It was decided to ask Mr. Hooky to take tho office. The Chairman said that theil Secretary, Mr. K. A. Sholl, had such ar immense amount of work thrown on hie hands, and did it so well that they should he thought, present lum again this yeal with a bonus of £25. Upon him to a large extent depended the welfare of the club, and the sum of £25 was simply au acknow- ledgment of his services. It was agreed that this bonus should bo paid. Mr. Sholl thanked the stewards and said be accept- ed the bonus with some dif...
General Jackson's Endorsement. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
' General Jackson's Engorgement. v President Jackson waa one day waited on by a keeper of a Washington boarding-house, who. complained that-a Tennesseoan.sWhoiiad. besa appointed Iby him 4e a clerkship in one of tho departments, would not naya board j bili. .r ,;:'?:.?&lt;! ri ? "Get his note," said old Hickory, "for the fall amount, interest included, payable, in sixty day*; and bring it we." ? "That will be of no use," replied the boarding-house keeper, " for &lt; hs 'never' pays' his noteB." " Do as Z toll you, BIT," said Jackson, and turned away. The next, day the boarding-house keeper reappeared at thé White House and handed the note to the President. He took it, read it, wrote " Andrew Jackson " across the j back in his well-known autograph, and handed it back, saying : " Take that to the Bank of the Metropolis and tell them from me that at its maturity it will be paid by either the drawer or the endorser. They will dis- ¡ count it for you." , A few days afterw...
THE BURIAL OF KING ALFONSO. MORNING ADVERTISER, Dec. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
TBE BURIAL OF K&G ALFONSO. MORNING ADVERTISES, . Dec. 2. The obsequies of King ALFONSO bare been conducted with a pomp and ciroumstanoe at once strange and solo mn. ...If, th% trapping s and the snits of woe be the measnre and expression of .¿be «tief that passeth «now, rib people in ?hristendom^noara their dead monarchs with a sorrow like that oí the Spaniards. There is an air of medioyaj and mystic ceremony about the1 fnneraliágUts which appears, becomüag M^hetmti ve land of etiquette and stately fbrpi, bowever fr might suggest a needTesi; if nc% pûerÛè, elaboration elsewheree The ób.Berraiiceseni^loyedat tiie removal of the body from the Palace to the Escurfal were particularly impressive. Ij^iey began? with, a. burial mass, which wjàs celebra- ted Carly in the morning, with the survivors "of ""the Boyal family for oongregdjtion, ;-3Sie coffin-was then botae_dow.nstftire h¡y grandees of Spain: A procession Was formed by members of the Boyal household) followed by the King...
The Largest Draw Bridge in the World. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
"Tlie Largest Draw Bridge ia the J World. The longest draw span bridge iu the world is being »constructed by tue Passaic. Holling Mill and Bridge Works> at Fatter Bon, N.J., for the Minnesota and North- western Railroad Company's bridge across: the Mississippi Uiver, at St. J?auL The total length of the bridge will be 1,430ft. j. the draw being 480ft. iu the eleu-, and will weigh over 500 tonB, the material being irou and steel. The machinery for lifting,, and turning can be operated by hand -pt steam power. The turntable revolves on. fifty wheels lain, iu diameter, while th* - drum has a circumference of 76ft.
Hydrophobia. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
Hydrophobia. Attention is called in tterman medicaL journais to the tact that, BO far back aa* ¿849, the usefulness of inoculation with rabies poison, as au antidote and preventive against the effect of bites of mad doga, was» diBCUBsed in Jahr'a Einlachen Anweisungen,, in the articles on "Poisoning and Dog Babies." Constantine Hering, a physician then living in Philadelphia, is there men- tioned as having actually made use of this, remedy.
THE ORIGIN OF THE DRAFT LAND REGULATIONS. [FROM THE WEST AUSTRALIAN.] [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
Tflifi ORIGIN OF THE DRAFT LAND REGULATION S. [FBOM THE WEST A USTEAXIAN.] j WE are not at all disposed to allow the repeated misstatements as to the character of the proposed land legis- lation, emanating from a select com- mittee of the Legislature and now published for the information of the country, to pass unnoticel. These statements are inexcusable, because they are clearly wilful. They may not perhaps be very widely read, but the subject, in ali its bearings, is so important to the community that it is essential no false impressions of any kind should be created in connection with it. When we stated that the SURVEYOR GENERAL'S memorandum on the Land Régulations was not a " Government measure" we were told that it must be so because the GOVEBN OR allowed it to be printed for the in- formation of the House. And on subsequently pointing out the absur- dity of this rejoinder we were favoured with a long quasi-historical disserta- tion in further proof of the statements we had ref...
Meteorological Predictions. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
Meteorological Predictions. Mr. Win. A. Eddy, of the American Signal Service Bureau, calls attention to the fact tiiat the study of the phenomena of tornadoes has advanced so far that pre distions of the appearance of these terrible, destructive agencies can be made with a. cousiderable degree of accuracy. Of 38 predictions that tornadoes would occur ia April and June of 1884, 18 were veriüedj. ot 19 predictions ia Jute and, July of last year 15 wire generally verified ; and where, regular tornadoes foiled to arrive, violent wiud aud hail storms partially fulfilled thfr prophecy.
THE EUROPEAN MAIL SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
TSE EUROPEAN MAIL SERVICE. THE Adelaide Observer says, bearing I upon the telegrams we publish elsewhere: -" We were able to announce last week that the British authorities bad endorsed the Hon. E. C. Baker's scheme for ttíte new mail service between England and Australia. We now learn that tenders have actually been called for. Three months are allowed to intending competí» tors to send in their offers for a weekly and a fortnightly mail service, and the time fixed for the accomplishment of the distance between either Naples or Brin- disi and the Sémaphore is twentysix days and four hours. The time during which the service is to be performed is the low- est set forth in the memorandum of agreement between thc three colonies. Seeing that the transit of mails across the continent does not occupy more than about seventy hours, twentysix days de- voted to the sea trip will bring up the course of post to twentynine days. The necessity of completing the sea distance in twentysix days fou...
MUSCULAR FORCE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
MUSCULAR FORCE. THE Lancet says:-"At what hour of the day is a man at his strongest, and so flited to do hard work with the least weariness P The answer returned by Dr. Buch, from the results of his experiments made with the dynamometer.is that a man is at his best when he turns out of bed. The muscular force is greatly increased by breakfast, and it attains to its highest point after the midday meal. It then sinks for a few honrs, rises again towards evening, but steadily declines from night to morning. It is probable that there is some confusion here. No donbt a sudden and powerful effort, such as is registered by a dynamometer,is better made after the muscles have been for some time in use, and any products of their disintegration which may hare accumulated during the night and sleep have beeu wa«hed away by the improved circulation that follows waking; but we can entertain little doubt that sustained effort, whether men- tal or bodily, could be best performed during the morning,...
Mock Honey. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
Mock Honer, The falsification and adultration of honey is carried ou in an unusually barefaced manner. Large quantities of what is sold as honey is neither more nor less than clari ned treacle and simple syrup, worth about. 2d. per lb. Glass jars are exposed for sale Ubelled *'New Honey" the only portion. of which taken from the beehive is the piece of honey comb occupying the centre from which the hooey has been previously extracted.
A Strange Life. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
A Strange Life. A. workman employed in repairing the roof of the hall at the West London District Schools near Staines, discovered a man in the space between the roof and the ceiling» The man stated that he had lived there for several years, lying concealed during the day and at night prowling about the rooms I in search of food, a quantity of which waa; found near him SB well as a dark lantern. The loft was in a dreadful condition, the man having made no effort to keep it clean» A hole had been made, so that the man could see what was going on in the urning, hall beneath ; and access to the attic Was gained by au iron ladder fixed to the outside wall. The man gave the name of Wm. Eoberts. ¿ie is now in custody.
Telegraphic Feat. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
Telegraphic Feat. The speech by Mr. Gladstone at Webt Calder was cabled by the Gable News Com- . pany of London to America in time for .the y same evening edition of the New York | papers, two special .traits being engaged to convey the messengers with the messages-' from West Calder to Edinburgh. The entire speech of about ten thousand words were transmitted to London at twenty-one minutes past six. Mr. Gladstone was the next morning informed of the fact as an. illuBtration of the great interest which Americans take in the present political con- test, and of the enterprise of the journalism of to-day.
Mr. Bradlaugh. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
Mr. Bradlaugh. At hut Afr. Bradlaugh'* ambition is gratified. He is to be allowed to take his seat in the House of Common«. The Conservati res it would appear had made up their minds net to challenge his ad- mission any farther. There can be no 1 doubt that this is wise policy even from their own point of view. His appear- ance in the House of Commons will not make his moral or religious views a whit less repugnant to the man of English- men. But there is always the danger of men rallying round an individual who appears to them to be suffering needlessly and unfairly. After all, the true blame should be meted out to bis Northampton constituent», and not to their representa- tive. Knowing his character and beliefs, they deliberately again and again elected to return bim as their member. On their shoulders the punishment should in jos tico bave folle». And there is the fur- ther danger that sympathy with a man believed to be persecuted/ soon turns to a kindly consideration of the view...
Mr. Joseph Cowen. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
Mr. Joseph Cowen. Those who are fond of speculating upon the probable course of politics might profitably occupy themselves with considering what may be the position of Mr. Joseph Cowen in the new Parliament. Fur the past thirty years he has been a moving spirit in politics; and to him, to a large extent, are the people of the North of England indebted for their political education. He is a brilliant orator, an intense student of history, a masterly debater. When he entered Parliament in 1872 it was expected of him that he would-soon rise to a high place in the Liberal Cabinet, but hu independent spirit caused him to break away from his party during the discussions on the Eastern Question, when Lord Beacons field was at the head of the Government. Then he attacked the Liberal party fiercely for opposing the Imperial policy of Lord Beacousfied on simply party grounds. He has never been forgiven by the Liberals for those attacks. Throughout his career he has been a Radical in Home pol...
The New Parliament. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
The New Parliament. ' The opening of the new English Par j Lament will certainly mark a new era in English history, ' Those who haye watch- ed political life in England for the past few years must have uoticed that among the people generally there were creeping into active life the socialistic influences of j the Continent. The reason of this is not far to seek. Politicians of the most ad- vanced type have been declaiming for years past to the masses about their wrongs aud the sin of the rich mau living in luxury while his neighbour starved. These men-who run down from Cham- berlain to Henry George, ead from Henry George tu Bradlaugh-have told the people that all men have a right to equal comfort in life, and that no mau should be allowed to get mure than he needs of the good things of this world as long as there are others in want. It were to be wished that this philosophy might be found adequate to removing all the ills and troubles of human life. But it does not take human nature...
SCARBOROUGH LAND SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
SCARBOROUGH LAND SALE. Messrs. UOUETHOPE & Go. under date 21st inst., report :-A large audience was present at the auction last night, and the first few lots were fairly well competed for. Afterwards the bidding slackened, till we decided to | withhold the larger lots from sale at pre- sent. We think that a great injury was I sustained by the vendors through the j reports that were sedulously circulated j in the room to the effect that Grovern-! ment land equally favourably situated was j available for selection at the usual upset price. We desire to repeat that there is no land between Fremantle and Scarborough aloruj the beach, open for selection and I shall be happy to satisfy any would be ! Ímrchasers on this head. In all only 22 ' oís were sold, averaging a little over £11 ! each. The WEST AUSTBAXIAIT and the "WEBTBBN MAIL can always be had in Perth at the Oßce, St. Ghorge's Terrace, or from B. Stein & Co., Barrack Street, Jones & Co., May Street, and J)...
MOSTLY BORES. (COMMUNICATED.) [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
iîOSTL Y BORES. (COMMUNICATED.) LATELT ia ¿be Australasian appeared an essay on'Bores'-an essay which bored me inexpressibly. The writer viewed his subject from an erroneous standpoint. He seemed unconscious of the fact that there aro bores of various degrees, and that a man may be a veritable bore and yet not have the misfortune of being positively a nuisance. Why, however, I should say the ' misfortune' I hardly know, ¿or these unmitigated nuisances these social pests, the very sight *f whom is enough to canse a sensitive, man .to groan and shiver, are perfectly satisfied wißt themselves and have not, apparently, tip remotest idea ~ that their company is not courted. From this sort of hore a man can, of course, protect himself-he is a fool if he do not. And there is no ne- cessity that we should be informed by the essayist of the existence of the creatures who every time we meet them tell us the same interminable stories or ply ns with the same interminable questions. But what we ...