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COURTS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 14 March 1884
COURTS. Full Jurisdiction, £400, is hold at Pal mcrston, on Wednesday, as per following dates :-On September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5. Limitod Jurisdiction, £20, will beheld on September 19, October 17, November 14, and December 19. Licensing 3ench, on Tuesday* Septem-, ber IL an.d December IL.
The North Australian. FRIDAY EVENING, MARCH 14. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 14 March 1884
f^he ¿jíarlh jjUsiralfatt. FBJDAY EVENING, MAECH li. To those who take any interest in the working of the Law Courts in Palmerston, it will at once be seen that Chinese occupy, on an average, three-fonrths of the Magistrates' time, and generally speaking with trumped-up cases of exceedingly limited importances The origin of these, or, at least, a very large per- centage of them, can, we think, be traced to no other source than the insatiable love for gambling which seems to find a prominent place in the composition of almost every Celestial. Day and night, with doors open and closed, the gambling hells of China Town are kept busily engaged, and the hard-earned wages of the simple enthusiast pass into the hands of the greedy banker, who, after the principle adopted by pro- fessional gamblers of our own colour, encourages his victims to attend nightly by the indncement- of a win now then, which, however, will bear no comparison with the takings of the banker himself. As with the Europ...
THINGS AND OTHERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 14 March 1884
THINGS AND OTHERS. IN consequence of the upcountry mail not arriving here till 10 p.m. ïast night, a large portion of country correspond- ence has been omitted. It will be seen by our telegrams that our telegraphic correspondent in Adel- aide knew perfectly well what he was about when he wired the intelligence a few weeks ago that the Hon. J. L. Parsons had received the G.B.ship of the Territory.. Our special evidently knows the benefit of being first iu the field. CORPORAL MONTAGU, in his annual re- port on the licensed premises in the Territory, gave the Bench rather a hard knock iu connection with the Margaret Crossing Hotel. Such audacity as some people do possess ! Think as much as you like, Monty, but don't put it in black and white. The Bench took it to heart and censured the Corporal for his. plainspokenness. v.-: OUR minds are ill at ease as to the* fate of the gentlemen who went oiit a few days ago and discovered a coal mine. There were seven of them, and each one gracious...
COUNTRY MINING AND GENERAL NEWS. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) March 11. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 14 March 1884
COUNTRY MINING AND GENERAL NEWS. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. ) March ll. COMPLAINTS are made that there are numbers of Chinese now employed hawk- ing throughout the country, and they pay no license. This is rather hard on European, storekeepers who have to pay for their business sites, whereas the Chinese storekeepers (in consequence of the ridiculous and unjust instructions issued'by the late Government Resident Mr. E. W. Price, with regard to enforc- ing the payment of licenses by the Chinese, the which they appear tobe cognizant of) scout the idea of contribut- ing in any-way to the revenue. Doctor Woods has called my attention ; to the. question of water conservation, ' .which hq considers should be attended j to without delay. He says that he con Biders the quality of the surface waters which, are consumed during the dry sea- son as a rule are very detrimental to the preservation of the health of the com- munity. He suggests Government wells at all the camping places. This I t...
DISTRICT COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 14 March 1884
DISTRICT COUNCIL. PBESENT :-Ors. Solomon (Acting Chair- man), Adcock, and Harvey. Six tenders were received for clearing vacant allotments of horehound,, «fee. The tender of Ah Fong was accepted conditionally, the matter to be left in the hands of the Clerk. One tender was received for painting the outside of doors and windows of Town Hall, but it was not accepted. The Clerk was empowered to make the best arrangements he could to have the work done for a limited figure. A letter was received from Mr. F. C Ward, Hon. Sec. of the Palmerston Dramatic and Musical Society, asking the Council, iu consideration of the heavy expense the Society had been put to in improving the stage and proscen- ium, all of which are fixtures, to"grant free use of the Hall for the 18 th instant. Granted. The Hon. Sec. of the Beform Associ- ation applied for free use of the Hall for the purpose of holding a meeting on a night to lie named. Granted. Owing to the complaints about the bad state of Mitchell-stre...
POST OFFICE ORDERS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 14 March 1884
POST OFFICE ORDERS. For suras If payable iu South Australia. Other Australian Colonies ") Tasmania, or NowZoaland ) United Kingdom, India, or \ Cape of Good Hope .) Germany or Switzerland Hongkong ., Not exceeding £2 Above £2, and not exceeding £5. s. i>. 0 0 1 0 s. D. 0 ti 1 0 4 0 3 0 Above £5,|. and not exceeding I £7. S. D. 1 0 2 0 3 6 G 0 4 G No Single Order can bc granted for more thnn £10.
POSTAL CHARGES. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 14 March 1884
POSTAL CHARGES. LETTERS. PARCELS. PAPERS EnglandandEuropc Od ¿oz 4oz., 4d. A China ... ... 6 -k 4 4 £ Singapore direct... Ü £ 4 4" £ " viallongkoug ls., £ 4 4 -k Java direct ... C | 4 4 -k " via Hongkong ls. w 4 4 w Victoria. 2 i 1 4 J New South Wales 2 Ï 1 4 è Queensland ... 2 A 1 4 § Tasmania ... 2 ? 1 4 IV South Australia 2 i -i -J- * West Australia... 2 Í- 1 4 £ New Zealand ... 2 A- 4 1 1
SHIPPING. MOVEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 14 March 1884
SHIPPING. MOVEMENTS. Hie s,s. Euxine arrived at Sydney on the 6tli and atJMclbournc on the 10th. Tlie s.s. Tannadice leaves Adelaide on 2nd. April and Sydney on the 10th EN BOUTE for Port Darwin. The s.s. Woosung ar. at Brisbane on the ll th going south. The s.s. Naples left Cooktown on the 7th. The s.s. Chang Chow left Cooktown on thc 8th. Tlie s.s. Palmerston ar. at "Sydney on 12th fro ai Adelaide.
Yam Creek and Katherine, [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 14 March 1884
Yam Creek and Katherine, (by packhorse). UP MAIL.-Leaves Yam Creek on Tues- day at 5 a.m.; Port Darwin Camp, same day, (5 a.m.; Twelve Mile, same day, ll a.m.; arriving at Pine Creek, atc p.m., and Katherine on Thursday, at 5 p.m. Dows MAIL.-Leaves Katherine on Saturday, tí a.m.; Pine Creek, Monday, 5 a.m.; Twelve-Mile, sanie day, lá.lü p.m.; Port Darwin Camp, same day, 5.10 p.m.; arriving at Yam Creek at tí p.m.
Southport and Twelve-Mile. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 14 March 1884
Southport aud Twelve-Mile. (by coach.) UP MAIL.-Loaves Southport on Sun- day, at 5 a.m.; Bridge Creek, Monday noon ; Port Darwin Camp, Monday, 5 p.m.; Yam Creek, (J p.m.; arrives at Twelve Mile al S p.m. Dows MAIL.-Leaves the Twelve-Mile rt 4 a.m., on Tuesday ; Yam Creek, same da}', 5 a.m., Port Darwin Camp, same day, (5 a.m.; Bridge Creek, same day, ll a.m., arriving at Southport ou Wednesday, at tí p.m. .
POLICE COURT. MARCH 12TH, 1884. (Before J. G. Knight, Esq., S.M.) [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 14 March 1884
POLICE COURT. MARCH 12TH, 1884. (Before J. G. Knight, Esq., S.M.) Mun Chock, ou remand, was charged with assaulting one Ah Lin on the 2nd instant. j Mr. Herbert appeared for the defence. Soo Hoo Yoke and A. Hangong were sworn in as interpreters. For the prosecution Ah Lin, sworn, said : My name is Ah Lin, and live at Palmerston; I am a gardener; remember Sunday the 2nd March ; I went to China Town on that day ; went into a lottery shop to see Mun Chock ; do not know who keeps the shop ; it was then about a quarter past four o'clock ; saw Mun Chock ; defendant is the man ; there were two or three of prisoner's friends there ; there was also a Malay named Raciman; I liad some conversation with Malay about some lottery tickets ; asked him how many marks he got ; prisoner told nie. to go away and not bother him ; he said if I stopped there no one would come and buy tickets ; prisoner swore at me and pushed me away ; he ordered me out of the house ; prisoner struck mc inside and outside ...
RAINFALL. [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 14 March 1884
RAINFALL. Thc following is the rainfall for week ending March 14 : Inches. Barrow's Creek. 1110 Alice Sprngs. 0030 Tennant's Creek. 1100 Katherine. 0740 Daly Waters.,. 2 270 Powell's Creek. 0 020 Yam Creek . 1470 Elsey. 2-890 Southport...... O-iîlO Faunie Bay . 0 2(ja i Port Darwin. 0'550 J. A. 6. LITTLE, Postmaster^
GENERAL MISCELLANY. [FROM OUR LATEST FILES.] [Newspaper Article] — North Australian — 14 March 1884
GENERAL MISCELLANY. [FIÍOSI OÜU LATEST FILES.] A gentleman at Warnambool in Victoria while bathing in a pool pf salt water on Middle Island, entered a cavernous aperture in the rock, and was immediately seized by the spreading arms of a large octopus, which fastened on both his legs. After a long struggle the horrified bather managed to wrench himself free, and lost no time iu escap- ing from the pool. There is some fun in going to a theatre or concert in Boston Mass. This is how they manage these things over there. Wherever a " star " is announced thc rush of tickets is tremendous, and all ordinary methods of obtaining them being utterly useless, the pian to pay a boy-say three dollars or so--to wait outside the box ollice all night in- order to purchase the much-coveted passes immediately the place opens in the morning. Before a Patti or a Bernhardt night some hundreds of the these GAMINS are to be seen employed in this strange manner. The great white jackass in Spain is, in degre...