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The Bishop of Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
Tue Bishop of Melbourne. BISHOP MOORHOUSE will leave a gap in Melbourne which it will be difficult to supply. As years hare gone by, though it is not ten years since he first set toot on Australian shores, he has risen into one ot the first class personages in Mel- bourne life. At the first it is undeniable that he made a few mistakes. Trans- planted from an establishment toa volun- tary system it was a little while before he accommodated himself to his new environment. His rebuff of the deputa- tion from another church which came to greet him, shortly after his arrival, is a case in point. But this great credit must j always be paid to DB. MOORHOUSE. NO I man was ever more alive to reproof j or stood lees in mind of its repetition a I second time. Fiading the press disap- proved of his action, he made the amende I honourable hy shortly after appearing in person at a high festival held in honour , of Dr. Cairns, who might be styled at that time, the head of the Presbyterian church i...
The Gascoyne Mission. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
The Gascoyne Mission. The deadlock which has taken place in the relations between what has become of late so well known as the Gascoyne Mission, and the settlers on that river, must be a source of real regret and pain to all well thinking persons. We cannot avoid the suggestion that at the first the settlers showed themselves somewhat needlessly jealous' and suspicious. The strong langniageof theirfirstaddress to the Bishop of Perth, in demanding Mr. Gribble'« removal, only did their cause harm, and we believe is more than any- thing eke to blame for the attitude the Bishop has since decided to take up. Nor can any words approve or even extenuate the resort to one of the most disgraceful weapons in the Irish barbaric armoury, -boycotting. By these expedients, we mu-jt iu candour admit the settlers have done much to put themselves in the wrong, and to place their cause at a disadvantage. It further cannot be denied that their ne- glect to put forward charges of a more specific charac...
An Eager Legatee. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
An Eager Legatee. A story was told at the Perth Police Court the other day that would have been seized upon with delight by Charles Dickens or any of our great dramatists. It seems that amongst the poor men who are passing so tranquilly the closing years of their lires at the Invalid Depot, were two aged men, James Brown and William Chamberlain. Lately, Brown fell into a state of extreme ill health, and it was known to him and the other inmates that his days were numbered. All the worldly possessions he had to leare behind him. consisted of a small bag containing twenty* two shillings and eight peuce, mostly in small BÜvcr coins, and three half crowns. This money to him was doubtless wealth and perhaps the result nf years of hoard- ing. In his last days he bethought him how he should dispose of what he had to leare behind him. He made out no testamentary document but simply said that he wished to give all that belonged, to him to his dépôt companion, Chamber- lain. Then he betook hi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
FOE SALE. A COMPACT FARM, Situate about eight miles from the rising town of Northam, and thirteen miles from Spencer's Brook Railway Station. THE PBOPEBTY consists of 1,636 ac»s of rich Freehold Land, with three wells of permanent water thereon. Also, 100 aereB S. O. L., 25 acres of said S. O. L. being cleared, and one year's rent (¿¡5.) being due to the Govern meut in order to complete purchase. Also, PASTOBAL LICENSE ot fi,OOO »ci es. About 140 acres of the freehold are cleared and in cultivation, 50 acres now in fallow ; 1 acre of young vines in full_beaiing, and 2 acres of kitchen garden. Upon the freehold are erected a substantial dwelling house, consisting of seven rooms, well furnished, one large shed, and good six stall stable. With the property will be sold 860 Sheep, 6 heavy draught Horses, 3 head Cattle, Pigs, and Poultry. ALSO,-Drays, Ploughs, Harrows, and complete set of Farming Machinery, Implements and Harness. To view the property apply to the owner, C. BRÀBD, Greenh...
THE GRIEVANCE OF THE AUGUSTA SETTLERS. [To TEE EDITOR.] [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
THE GRIEVANCE OF THE AU- GUSTA SETTLERS. [To TEE EDITOR.] SIB,-It has just been brought to my notice that by one of the clauses in the concession granted by the late Governor to Mr. M. C. DavieB, of the Hamelin Saw Mill, Mr. Davies is empowered to take from the small settlers holding annual pastoral licenses, and also from the lease holders, when their leases fall in, all their pastoral rights contained in his (Mr. Davies's) concession, which comprises I believe some 90,000 acres of land. I am well aware that the Governor in Council has the right to sell the land, timber, etc., on all Crown lands, and to reserve any portion of it for public purposes. But where in the Land Regulations does it state that the Governor may take the Easters! rights from one individual and and them over to another P Is it not really monstrous that a lot of poor far- mers about Augusta who have been struggling for years to get an honest liv- ing hy their small herds of cattle should suddenly find themselve...
A TERRIBLE STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
A TERRIBLE STORY. A Dublin correspondent bas telegraphed to the St. James's Gazette the particulars of a mutiny and some terrible scenes some weeks ago on a ship belonging to tbe British mercantile marine, which has been doing duty as a Chinese transport in the Chinese seas. The story is contained in a long letter to a Dublin gentleman which has just arrived. The writer is chief steward on the vessel on which the mutiny occurred ; but, as every effort has been made by the author- ities in China to prevent the affair from becoming known, he desires his name and that of the ship not to be given. He, however, ÍB a highly respectable man, and the truth of the remarkable story he tells cannot be doubted. The writer states that his steamer was chartered by the Chinese for 10,000 dois, to take to Hankow from Amoy, 600 miles, 2,500 Black Flag troops who had been disbanded from the Tonquin war. On their march to Amoy they had committed fearful murders and atrocities, and the Government were ...
ENGLAND'S FOREIGN POLICY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
^GLAND'S FOREIGN POLICY. THE Revue Contemporaine, nuder date December 8, discussing the English ^élections, describes Lord Salisbury's foreign policy as so adroit and success ful that France ought to aim at an alliance with Russia to avoid being checkmated in 'Egypt and the Far East. After enumerate ^ ing the rebuffs encountered by England in every direction under the previous Cabinet, the writer reviews the successes of the present Ministry-namely, a settlement of the Afghan frontier ques- tion ; the understanding with China, who has already stopped Russian intrigues in Corea ; the occupation of Port Hamilton, \ which will become a second Gibraltar; =a prospective alliance with Japan ; a Srobable understanding with Persia ; the I iminution of Russian influence in the Balkans ; the deference for England now shown .by Germany ; the Anglo-Turkish Convention on Egypt; and, lastly, the Burmese expedition. " In short,'' says the writer, "the very remarkable campaign : -inaugurated, or ra...
TEE NATIVE DIFFICULTY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
TEE NATIVE DIFFICULTY. WE are told, in connection with Mr. E. T. O'Grady's letter concerning the trou- bles with natives at Mount Clere, that it "^sis difficult to under/staud how it is the Government should nut be better ac- quainted with the state of things on the Gascoyne than the settlers themselves ; that it is difficult to understand how it was that a strong patrol of police did not ?appear on the scene of the disturbance -en the Upper Gascoyne akuost as soon as j ths hostile disposition of the natives had ' time to manifest itself ; and, further, that it is difficult, also, to understand why the attitude of certain native tribes should .suddenly change unless caused by Berious provocation on the part of the settlers. We can readily imagine it may be diffi- cult for armchair politicians to understand these things-men who neither have prac '. tical acquaintance with the circumstances and conditions upon which they eommeut, nor, apparently, seek to obtain authentic . information...
AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION. (From the Times.) [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION. (From the Times.) Australasian Federation has beeu born perhaps rather prematurely; and Aus- tralians do not Know very well what to make for the moment of their new insti- tution. It has but to bide its time, and business will come to it in reasonable plenty. Its first duty is to construct an intelligible and simple procedure, and to be ready when called upon. That it should not in due course be wanted is inconceivable. Wide as is the area covered by the British plantations in tho Pacific they fail to constitute a single community solely because they remain ! themselves integral parts of the British Empire. As they develop further, they will, without ceasing necessarily to main- tain their connexion with the large whole, become more sensible of a unity of their own. They hold the same relation to the mother country. They have the same interests towards the rest of the world. In time, when difficulties according to the ordinary experience of nations, arise betw...
Musical Geese. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
Musical Geese. Â lively air on a violin will sometimes, cet a whole flock of geese wild with delight. . On one occasion at a country wedding a lady entertained her guests, assembled on* lawn, with music from an accordion. A flock of geese were feeding in the road just below the house, and with outstretched necks answered back with notes of satisfac* tion. Soon a white gander began dancing à lively jig, keeping good time to the music. Fora time he kept up the performance, to the great delight of the company. The ex- periment was tried several times for a week or more, aud the notes of the accordion, never failed to set the old gander into a. lively dance.
A Pugnacious Barrister. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
A Pugnacious Barrister. A Belgian barrister, M. Edmond Picard,, has jast proved that legal gentlemen, who cling so tenaciously to their professional privilege of bullying people in court are not so tolerant in regard to others. Ho had a grievance against M. Kayeaberg,a journalist,, and he fought him. This is how he de- scribes the encounter: "Not only do I admit, but pride myself upon having thrashed, the complainant. I gave hint more than twenty slaps on the face before everybody in the Rue des Palais; adosen I blows with my fist ; two kicks ; and X smashed his walking stick and threw the bits into his moe. I rubbed his nose twice against his newspaper. I called hun a. coward, sneak, pig, and blackguard,"
GOLD IN KIMBERLEY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
* GOLD Hf KIMBERLEY. 4B - ' Kr. Harry Stockdale writes Dec. 30 : "Tread in your yesterday's issue, a very interesting account of payable gold having been found at the head of the Ord Eiver, The report is from a Mr. Joseph M'Cague, and as that report in some of its particu- lars as to route, Sus., is not correct, I would like a little space to put matters right. In the first place, the head of the Ord River ts on country owned by Mr. D. O'Connor (Postmaster General) and myself, and is only about 120 miles from Cambridge Gulf. My party and myself, on our last visit there, discovered a practicable and easy route with permanent water all the way to within 50 miles of the head of the Ord, and which can be reached easily Within a fortnight from Cambridge Gulf : whereas the route spoken of and advocat- ed by Mr. M'Cague is 700 miles, and some of it over quite as rough country as th J other better and shorter route. I think it is only right that diggers and others intending visiting Kimberl...
THE JOURNALS OF MAJOR-GENERAL C. G. GORDON, C.B., AT KARTOUM. (Reprinted from the Sydney Mail.) NOVEMBER 27. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
THE, JOURNALS OF MAJOR-GEN- ERAL CG. GORDON, C.B., AT KARTOÜM. (Imprinted from the Sydney Mail.) NOVEMBER 27. Oar Government lias two conrees to pur- ine, one to appoint Kitchener or, some other Governor-General, and to be prepared to ' ¿ive him «£500,000 a year for two years, for he will never get any taxes worth speaking of ; for two years, also, our Government must be prepared to renew the stores, war mater ? ial, &c, and give 6000 extra soldiers to the 'Soudan. Secondly to give the country over ., *o the Sultan with two millions and the .. porté. To me the last is the best and speediest , «ourse to pursue ; it rids her Majesty's Gov- ernment for ever of any responsibility. If - the first conrae was taken, to my mind a «¿ne .-çtio no» for its success would be to nuke up with France in te Egypt. j There is one other course, an intermediate «one, vi«., Zubair, with ¿6100,000 a year and replenished magazines. ? ' About 40 females congregated under my window, yelling for food...
LORD ROBERT MONTAGU. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
I ORD ROBERT MONTAGU. *_ SAYS the World :-' There are converts, Eerverts, and reverts; and the " old faith' as much experience of all three classes. Haring lately prepared to give warm welcome to an eminent coming guest, it has almost at the same time to speed the parting ot another. Lord Robert Mon tagu is the last who has abandoned the errors of the Church of Borne " for those of the Church of England." His 'version was greeted as an earnest of the return of the English people to the faith of their fathers. He himself wrote, " No man ; and no society can be happy except by [ subordination to a just authority." That just authority he has now himself re- nounced. While he was in Parliament he was Vice-President of the Council for 1 some years, and was said to have occu- pied in turn nearly every seat in the House. His return to Anglicanism is probably without significance ; in words which have been applied to another 'ver- sion above referred to, " It is a phase."'
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. THE following extracts from the letter of a South Australian farmer to a friend in this colony will show in what a depressed condition is the farming interest amongst our neighbours :-" This is A very poor year. Everything low in price. Sheep are selling at from 8d. up to 6i. I am carting water, abont 600 gallons per day, and find it very annoymg, but it could not be helped as there was not rain enough to fill the tanks this season. I shall get about 3 bushels of wheat and four hundred of hay to the acre. My barley is good I think. It will go 20 and over. I hear you have a good crop all over the country and I am glad of it, for I like to hear of the old place geing ahead. You are tak- ing some of our people every steamer, but I think the fare is too high, for to Sydney it is a great deal less. Competition would bring it down. My daughter has a school 27 miles from here on part of that scrub which you and I went down to Bee ; but the laud is better and as fiat as a p...
ELECTION TACTICS AT DEVONPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
'ELECTION TACTICS AT DEVON- PORT. -«I AN English journal ¿.'ives the following amusing account of election tactics at Devonport :-* The canvassing at Devon fort bas been very popular, Mr. J. HT. 'uleston having been largely assisted by his two daughters. Amongst other en- deavors to neutralise the good results of this policy, the poet of the leading local newspaper on the other side brought ont an amusing skit, having for refrain, "Do vote for pa." His expectations were un- happily swamped by his foes, who took up., the strain, and made it almost a party. watchword. Wherever appeared the pair of grays flaunting the Conservative colors there arose the sympathetic cry-?' Voto for pa; do vote for pa !" An enthusiastic elector among the crowd Waiting in the small hours of Wednesday to greet tho two members was loudly cheered when getting a glimpse of Miss Puleston's face, at a window, he shouted, " We did vote for pa, miss !" *
THE BALLOT BOX. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
THE BALLOT BOX. ?» I i Possibly aine ont of ten readsrs, if sud- denly called upon at an etymological "Bee" to give the history of the word ballot, would guess that it was the creation of American democracy. Nothing could well be farther from the mark. A reference to Dr. Murray's great English Dictionary, th« second part of which has just issued from the Clarendon Press, shows that we are indebted for this now familiar word to the Venetian oligarchy so vigorously denounced by Lord Beacons Í field aa the prototype of the Whig régime of the 18th century. The word was borrowed directly from the Italian, and makes its first j appearance in English, both as noan and verb, so early as 1549, in William Thomas's I History of Italy. Thomas by the way, was hanged at Tyburn four years later, not for " I seeking to Americanise our institutions hy thus fore-shadowing ene of the points of tba Charter, but for an obscure oonspir&cy against Queen Mary. The ballot was of course in the first ...
The Ladies' Column. [All communications for this colman should be mitten on one side of the paper only, and be addressed to HOUSEWIFE, WESTERN MAIL OFFICE, Perth.] [BT A HOUSEWIFE.] FOOD IN SEASON. JANUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
[All communications for this colman should be mitten on one side of the paper only, and be addressed to HousBwnrx, WHSTBBN MAIL OFTICX, Perth.] [BT A HOUSEWIFE.! FOOD Di SEASON". JANUARY. MEAT-Lamb, beef, teal, pork, and matron. 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, encumbers, and beet* root.' . FBUITS-Figs, peaches, lemons, or« ange«, bananas, strawberries, apricots, pears, and Gape gooseberries. KITCHEN. jÉL BOILING. alany people when they talk of holline, say a leg of mutton, imagino it is suffi- cient if they pop it into a saucepan with some cold water and set it ou the fire. Indeed, they may even put it into hot water and yet have no idea whatever whether they ave doing right or wrong. It is a well-known fact (or at least ought to be) that meat contains a large quantity of albumen. Now, albumen c...
DEPARTURE OE KING THEBAW FROM MANDALAY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 23 January 1886
DEPARTURE OE KING THEBAWl FROM MANDALAY. -?» The following is an acoount given by Times correspondent, dated November 2£ of an interview with King Thebaw Burmah, and of the subséquent departure that monarch from his capital : "I had a lengthy and somewhat remarka interview to-day with King Thebaw. Ale with him were the Queen Soopyalat, 1 sister, the Queen-Mother, widow of the Ju King, and Thebaw's sister. I was int duced by Colonel Sladen to the Boyal par no other person being present but au terpreter. I believe that the previous interview Colonel Sladen with the king was the fi; occasion on which any European w allowed to come into the presence of Ki Thebaw, or any previous king of Burmi without taking off his shoes and assuming crouching attitude. Colonel Sladen and I remained standi during the interview, the Boyal party bei seated in a gallery of the garden pavilic raised about four feet from the groun Soopyalat sat next the king, and close followed the conversation at the interv...