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RAINFALL. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
RAINFALL. Hie following is the rainfall for week ending February 15th: Inches. Katherine. 4*820 Daly Waters. 2430 Powell's Creek...... 0080 Tennant's Creek. 0 230 Yam Creek . 2 560 Elsey. 0-580 Southport. 1-470 Fannie Bay. 1*610 Port Darwin . 0 858 J. A. G. LITTLE, Postmaster.
POST OFFICE ORDERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
POST OFFICE ORDERS. Por sums If payable in South Australia . Other Australian Colonies ) Tasmania, or N c w Zo aland j United .Kingdom, India, or \ Capo of Good Hope .j Germany or Switzerland Hongkong. Not exceeding £2 " s. II. 0 G 1 0 1 0 Abovo £2, and not exceeding £5. H. D. 0 c 1 0 2 G 4 0 8 0 Above .-É5,| and not exceeding I £7. 2 0 3 6 G 0 4 6 No Single Order can bo granted for moro than £10.
POSTAL CHARGES. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
POSTAL CHARGES. LETTERS. PARCELS. PAPERS EnglandandEuropc (Jd ¿oz doz., 4d. £ China. G è 4 4 -i Singapore direct... 6 £ 4 4 h " viaHongkong ls., ¿-4 4 ¿ Java direct ... Gi 4 4 w " via Hongkong ls. -k 4 4 -i Victoria... "... 2^1 4 . -i New South Wales 2 ¿ 1 4 * Queensland ... 2 i 1 4 * Tasmania ... 2 -k 1 4 I h South Australia . 2 £ i i i West Australia... 2 * . 1 .4 -h New Zealand ... 2 ¿ 4 1 1
Telegraphic News. ADELAIDE. February 14. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
Telegraphic News. ADELAIDE. February 14. . - The Council have rejected the Taxation Bill. The ; Estimates are now nearly passed. It is expected that Parliament will ..prorogue for eight days. Simms and Santo addressed the electors of the Council yesternight in the Town Hall. The votes were in favour of the former . Major-General (Chinese) Gordon -is reported safe [Telegrams m our latest exchanges state that he has undertaken the task, at the instance .of the British Government, to put into execution the policy of evacua- tion as agreed to hy the Government as well as to try and induce the Arabs to detach themselves from El &lt; Mahdi;- He is relying upon diplo- macy^ fend by last advices was on his way to Khartoum.] . . . 4000 British troops going from , Suakim to reinforce Sinkat were taken by El Mahdi's army. Gover Tewfik Bey and garrison, in attempt- ing to. escape, were cut to pieces. The False Prophet's Egyptians then entered Sinkat and slaughtered both women and childr...
Yam Creek and Katherine, [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
Yam Creek and Katherine, (by packhorse). UP MATL.-Leaves Yam Creek on Tues- day at 5 a.m.; Port Darwin Camp, same day, 0 a.m.; Twelve Mile, same day, ll a.m.; arriving at l'ineCreek, ato' p.m., and Katherine on Thursday, at 5 p.m. DOWJ» MAU..-Leaves Katherine on Saturday, ü a.m.; Pine Creek, Monday, 5 a.m.; Twelve-Mile, same day, 12.10 p.m.; Port Darwin Camp, same day, 5.10 'p.m.; arriving at Yam Creek at O' p.m.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
P B. ALLEN & CO. IMPORTERS AND GENERAL STOREKEEPERS, HAYE J UST RECEIVED v. ? '." ; Per S.S. Suez & Hoi-how, THE FOLLOWING GOODS : Oaten Hay Tomato Sauce Maize Tinned bruits ;: Bran Tea in Half-Chests Apples Elour Lemons . Drags Oranges Ironmongery Potatoes Confectionery Onions Clay Pipes Butter , ; Tobacco -Cheese. Candles ? Bacon Pickles Honey Twitters Jams , Hardy's S.A. Wines Letts'Diaries, «fee. &c. &c. ALSO A LARGE STOCK OF Drapery, a&d Gents' Summer Clothing IV ALL FATTEBH8, HATS. HATS. HATS. K R. ALLEN & CO., V 7 PALMERSTON & SOUTHPORT. J. T. BULL, Importer and General Storekeeper, SMITH-STREET, PALMERSTON, HAS NOW ON HAND A Well-Aasorted Stock of GROCERIES, WINES AND SPIRITS, IRONMONGERY, DRAPERY, CLOTHING, BOOTS AND SHOES, FANCY GOODS, GLASS AND CROCKERYWARE, STATIONERY, &c, &c, &c. J. T. BULL, SHITH-STR.EET, PALMERSTON. The Family Hotel, SMITH STREET, ?y- Palmerston. V JAMES PICKFORD, PROPRIET...
SHIPPING. ARRIVED [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
SHIPPING. AKBIVED February 10-Tho China Navigation Co's. s.s. Taiwan, from southern ports. Passengers-6 steerage. Cargo, 10 tons general merchandise.-Adcock Bros., agents. February 12-The brigantine Sree Pas Sair, Captain E. C. Chippendale from Ko pang and western coast of Australia on a pearling cruise. Passenger, Mr. Streeter. Cargo, trepang for transhipment.-Adcock Bros., agents. SAILED February ll-Tho China Navigation Co's. s.s. Taiwan, for Hongkong, 1 Chinese passenger on deck.-Adcock Bros., agents. MOVEMENTS. The s s. Changchow arrived at Sydney on the 9th. ' The s.s. Catterthun arrived at Sydney on the 11th. Thc s.s. Naples left Sydney for Mel- bourne on thc 10th and arrived on thc 13th. The s.s. Suez leaves Hongkong for Port Darwin on the 26th. The s.s. Tannadice will leave Hongkong for Port Darwin VIA Singapore on Saturday 16th. instant. Thc s.s. Woosnng left Hongkong on thc 14th and is due here on 24th instant. The s.s. Menmuir sailed from Cooktown at 10 a.m. on Thursday l...
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. "Bullion."-No 1. It is entirely a matter of custom. In Victoria the custom is never to ask for endorsements. In South Australia Banks usually insist on cheques being endorsed ; hut opinions of authorities vary as to whether Banks can insist legally. No. 2. The endorser of a cheque can be made responsible for the amount in case of dishonour, unless en- dorsed with the words " without recourse" added..
Southport and Twelve-Mile. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
Southport mid Twelve-Mile. (by coach.) UP MAIL.-Loaves Southport on Sun- day, at 5 a.m.; Bridge Creek, Monday noon ; Port Darwin Camp, Monda}', 5 p.m.; | Yam Creek, ü p.m.; arrives at Twelve Mile at 8 p.m. Dows MAIL.-Leaves the Twelve-Mile at 4 a.m., on Tuosdcy ; Yam Creek, same day, 5 a.m., i'ort Darwin Camp, same day, G a.in.; Bridge Creek, same day, ll a.m., arriving at Southport on Wednesday, at G p.m.
OPEN COLUMN. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
OPEN COLUMN. LETTERS to the Editor must he conched in respectful and simple language and as concise as possible. In every case the writer's name is required, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of good faith.] To THE EDITOB. SIB,-I have been working up country some time, aucl I believe (though I have seen nothing of it) there is such a thing as a Progress Association here, and from enquiries made, and from my knowledge of some of the members who I represented to me as belonging to it, I would have thought that progression in action as well as in name would have been its motto. It certainly is not so at present, and why they are laying on their oars now when they could do an incalculable amount of good, both for themselves and the community, is a mystery to me. In your able leader of last week you have, I think, hit on a subject which each of the colonies have had in turn to legislate upon-the Chinese question-and they have in- variably arrived at the conclusion that ...
NORTHERN TERRITORY LAND COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
NORTHERN" TERRITORY LAND L COMPANY. IN the OBSERVER of the 19th January the half-yearly meeting of the above ' company is reported, a portion of which we extract as follows : " Thc Chairman, in moving that the report be received, stated that the Bank .held deeds for 67,8-10 acres of land, and that the Company held credit selections comprising 1,192 acres, and also 4,000 acres about which they had not received full information, but he believed the survey had been completed at Bynoe Harbour. The Government had been paid £25,000 on account of land held by the Company, a considerable area of which was within twenty miles of the proposed railway from Palmerston. The 16s. per share which had been called up represented £2000, and they could call up £5,000 at any time. Tho unpaid calls amounted to £375 at present, but this amount would soon bo received. The Bank overdraft was £8,375, and when the shares were fully paid up they would be able to reduce this amount to £3000 ; so that with the ...
GENERAL MISCELLANY. A SHOCKING MISHAP. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
GENERAL MISCELLANY. A SIIOCKIXÍ; MISHAP. A terrible accident occurred in Mait- land N.S.W., about 12 p.m. on 22nd. January. Nearly a whole family of the name of Marshall was burned to death, j It appears that Mrs. Marshall went into ' a bedroom to give her children (whose ages range from 6 to 10 years) a drink, when the bed cumins caught fire, and before anything could be done to save them the mother and two girls and a boy where literally roasted. Indeed, the un-, .fortunate mother was completely baked about the breast and other parts of the body, while the feet of one of the boys were almost burnt off, and the nose of one of the little girls has completely gone. The sufferers .were taken to the hospital, where they linger in frightful agony. No hopes are entertained of the recovery of any of them. The fire en- gines were out and by means of water .. from a well in the vicinity the brigade managed to save the house, although the furniture and the other effects were con- siderably d...
PALMERSTON RIFLE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
PALMERSTON RIFLE CLUB. AT a Committee meeting of the above club held on February 6th, it was resolved that j £10 out of the £25 voted at tho annual' meeting be devoted for a prize for thc best aggregate made at the J une meet ; £10 .for a trophxtp3e.called the Palmerston Club' Cup,-to be competed for under con- ditions to be subsequently arranged ; and 1 £'5 for a second prize, conditions same as Club Cup, previous cup winners to be excluded. Messrs. Searcy, Ward, and Whitelaw were appointed handicappers for the ensuing year. The purchase of tropliies for the Club Cup, £10 trophy, and second prize was entrusted to Mr. Buck- land. At a subsequent meeting of the handi- cappers the following conditions and handicaps were arranged for the Palmer- ston Club Cup : 1 The cup to be competed for every fourth Saturday commencing from the 16th instant. 2. Any rifle or. position. 3. The distances to bo 200, 300, 500, and 600 yards, thc first competition to be at 200 and 300, the next at 500 and...
EXTRAORDINARY LAW CASE. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
EXTRAORDINARY LAW CASE. ON Thursday morning last at the I Local Couit, before J. G. Knight, Esq., S.M., a truly exceptional case came on for hearing, and is, we believe^ the first case of its sort that has ever come before an Australian Bench. 'The -plaintiff in the case was a Northern Territory aboriginal girl rejoicing under the civilised cog- nomen of Mary Ann, and the defend- ant was her brother, named Charley. The charge brought against the de- fendant was for assault, and thc particulars run something after this fashion. It appears that Mary Ann and several of her sisters, cousins, &c, have become attached to certain Malays in Palmerston, by whom they are fed, clothed, and housed, and looked upon as wives. As a compensation, tho malo relatives of these girls receive gifts of flour, tea, sugar, &c, from thc Malays, and if these are not forthcoming at rthe proper time the blacks take' thu women away. Charley had been trying for some time to coax his j sister .awa...
COUNTRY MINING AND GENERAL NEWS. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) February 12. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
COUNTRY MINING AND GENERAL NEWS. (FttOM OÜB OWX OOIIRESPOÏÏDEÏÎT.) . February 12. ; THE "Warden (Mr, C. W. J ash) re- turned from a visit to the the Bridge Creek alluvial diggings, where he has been', to adjudicate upon a jumping case. He could not give much information of a reliable nature about the prospects of the late pigmy rush to Cement Gully, as he says the diggers are very reticent as to what they are obtaining. One of the lately arrived diggers died at Port Darwin Camp on Wednesday last.' His name was John Curliza. He was 40 years of age, a native of Austria, and, although he pleaded poverty, it was found that he had over £30 in his swag. He was attended to by Dr. Wood, who held a POST MORTEM examination which proved that he died of lung desease. A decided improvement is noticable this season in the Quartz mining returns. I am informed that another parcel of quartz . from the No. 1 South Union of 2li [tons, gave 142 ounces of gold, ancLa small trial crushing of Mr. M'Cracke...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 15 February 1884
LIESIG COMPANY'S EXTRACT OE MEAT. Finest and cheapest meat flavouring stock for soups, made dishes' and sauces. Invaluable for thc colonies on account of its keeping good in thc hottest climates and for any lengl li of time. Liebig Company's Extract, of Meat: " Is a success and a boon for which nations should feel grateful."-See "Medical ' Press," "Lancet," "British Medical Journal," etc. CAUTION.-Genuine only with the fae stiiiilie of Baron Liebig's Signature in Blue Ink across thc Label. % . ''Consumption in England increased tenfold in ten years." Liebig Company's Extract of Meat is invariably adopted when once fairly tried. To be had of all storekeepers and dealers throughout the colonies. Liebig's Extract of Meat Company Limited, 4:}, Mark Lane, London, Eng- land. GRIMAULT & CO., PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTS, Paris : 8, Rue Vivienne, 7, Paris. Diseases of the Chest Cured. Grhnault& Co.'s Syruoof Hypö-Phosphite of Lime. ' We invite all 'who are ' ailing "from Diseases...