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A MATCH MAKER. [FROM THE HOME CHIMES.] [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 30 January 1886
. A MATCH MAKER. BT A272TSTX2 CALHBOF. I [FBOM THE HOME CHIMES.] ' " Put down the everlasting boot »do, child," said an old woman's voice ^a voice in which was a distinct shade of irritability, "Ton are reading, reading, reading, morning, noon, and .night. The pony will be starting for the station in ten minutes, and you won't be ready to drive." A stifled exclamation, which sound- ed suspicously like " bother," came from a corner near a window, through which a number of Gloire is Dijon roses were thrusting their yellowheads. A young girl closed, with an angry i -snap, a formidable looking volume, "which, lay on her knee ; she jumped from a window seat, and pushed back on her forehead a mass of loose hair, | which had fallen int» her eyes. Her i slender form looking very pretty and I graceful, as it stood out against the light, in the half-darkened room-a cool, spacious, country drawing-room, with cumbrous furniture swathed, for the most part, in faded chintz, with a high, old-fashi...
A SOLILOQUY BY JOAQUIN MILLER. HOW IT PEELS TO HAVE AN OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 30 January 1886
A SOLILOQUY BY JOAQUIN MILLER. HOW IT PEELS TO HAVE AN OFFICE. There was a kindly light in the fine dreamy eyes of Secretary Lamar as he came in through my gate and greeted me under my oaks, last week, where* I stood with a few , friends looking out over the great red city. And as we walked back toward the cabin to* ! gether he said, " I want you to gire us the benefit of your experience with the Indians. I Now don't shake Tour head or say no. Come ! down and be sworn in right away, and help J to civilise and educate the Indians. I told the President yesterday I wanted you, and he ! told me to come and offer you an appoint- ment." Well, didn't my heart beat. And didn't I want to hug somebody. We came into the cabin and sat down, tho visitors loitering under the oaks and about the wells outside. Now I could do good. The large humanity of Secretary Lamar as he talked on about the Indians, the black people-all poor and helpless people, in fact -showed me that I eiiouid be in entire ac-...
THE VICTORIAN REVENUE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 30 January 1886
THE VICTORIAN REVENUE. THE Victorian revenue returns for the last quarter of 1885 show that the total income for the period was .£1,669,857, à decrease as compared with the the lsst three months of 1884 of £19,218. For the year just ended £6,247,466 was re- ceived, or £60.103 more than for the pre vions 12 months. In ' revenue matters, however, the year begins on July 1, and consequently in six months which have gone the treasurer has reserved towards his ways and means £2,994,614 out or £7,000,141 estimated for the year in the budget. In 1884 5, which terminated on Jone 30, the estimated revenue was £6,495.858, which was more than realised.. For the sis months up to December 31, 1881, £3,037,801 was received, or nearly half. This year, therefore, the prospeot is not quite so hopeful. The treasurer must get in £500,000 more than the moi- ety for the next six months to bring the tesult up to the estimate. The decrease on the quarter jost ended is more than represented by the falling ...
THE JOURNALS OF MAJOR-GENERAL C.G. GORDON, C.B., AT KARTOUM. DECEMBER 2. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 30 January 1886
TMS JOURNALS OF MAJOR-GEN- ERAL C. G. GORDON, C.B., AT KARTOUM. DECEMBER 2. The Arabs fired four shells at the Palace at daybreak with no effect, 9 a.m.—They have fired four more ; one burst close to my room—a litttle high. I have put two guns near the Palace to reply to them. Report in town says Waled a Goun's men are pass- ing over from the right bank of the White Nile to the Mahdi's camp on the left bank. Qmdurman Fort reports all right. 11 a.m.— &nbsp; The Arabs opened fire again on Palace ; we are answering. The Arabs have now two guns firing on us. There is a report that the Arabe of the Madhi are going north (on the left bank of the White Nile). Noon.—We have silenced our friends opposite, having concentrated a heavy fire on them. I nearly lost my eyes this morning, firing on Arabs ; the base of the brass cartridge blew out, and sent the fire into my face ; this is a fault of the Remington ; the metal case of this cart- ridge must not be used too often. Some people ou...
REPORTED DISCOVERY OF LEICHARDT'S REMAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 30 January 1886
REPORTED DISCOVERY OF LEICHARDT'S REMAINS. Baron von Mueller received a telegram on the 8th inst. from Billoch Night, the Afghan camel driver who originally brought the camels to Australia that were used in 1856 for the Burke and Wills expedition, stating that he had just dis- covered the remains of Leichardt. The telegram was addressed from Cloncurry, but gave no particulars. Baron von Muel- ler favored a member of our staff with some information which points to a cor- roboration of the statement that the remains found by the Afghan camel driver are those of the great explorer, but at the same time theru is no positive proof that &nbsp; such is the case. Billoch Night, who was &nbsp; the camel driver in Maclntyre's expedi- tion of 1866, has evidently remained in charge of the camels ever since, having kept them in the vicinity of Carpentaria. It will be remembered that the camels re- ferred to cost Victoria £5,000; but there being no scope for their use in this colo...
Our Novel. A STRERN CHASE. A STORY IN THREE PARTS. "A sters chase is a long chase." THE FIRST PAST. CHAPTER VIII. HUGH BOSSLYN'S PROJECT. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 30 January 1886
A STERN CHASE. A STORY IN THREE PARTS. BY MRS. CASHEL-HOEY. " A stern chase is a long chase." THE FIRST PART. CHAPTER VIII. HUGH ROSSLYN'S PROJECT. He was well disposed to evade self reproach in the matter by putting the blame on the customs of the country, and easily worked himself into a state of righteous indignation against the unnatural restrictions which rendered it necessary to resort to subterfuge of &nbsp; the kind he had just been practising. Still he could not escape from the knowledge that it is right to observe, and wrong to violate, the sociable laws of the country in which one hap- pens to be ; or from anxiety which became more pressing as the excite- ment of his interview with Ines sub- sided, respecting the view that Rod- ney would take of the position, when the time should arrive for telling him what he had done. Had he even been disposed to reveal the matter to his friend at once he could not have done so, for Rodney was absent. An American vessel had come...
CHAPTER IX. OPEN WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 30 January 1886
CHAPTER IX. OPEN WAR. &nbsp; &nbsp; Not one of Hugh's conjectures went near the truth, that Dona Mercedes had received the "mot d'order " from Norberto de Rodas. " Your stitches are not so even as usual, and you have not taken the right shade for that vine-tendril. See, my child, this is a leaf, not a stem colour." The speaker; a tall middle-aged lady, who wore the white and blue habit of the religious order of the Annunciation ; pointed to the stitches in question, by the side of an embroi- dery-frame at which Ines was seated. In meek silence Ines drew out the silken threads, and sought for the proper colour among the balls of silk suspended in a basket from the frame. "It is a pity to have to undo any &nbsp; of your work, for time presses. The banner will barely be ready for the Fiesta. You were late this morning, my child." Ines leaned low over her work as she replied that she had not been quite well, and then asked the nun whether the browny-greeu silk sh...
STRAY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 30 January 1886
STRAY NOTES. The Irish National League has given orders that Lord Lismore is not to receive any rent, and his tenants, charmed at the idea, have decided to obey the command. This must be pleasant news for Lord Lismore, who holds over 40,000 acres in the counties of Tipper- ary and Cork, producing the comfortable rent roll (when paid) of 15,000 a year. Here is a most remarkable case of the lon- gevity of certain parsons :—On 13th October 1718, Stephen Hickes was appointed to the rectory of Blisland, in Cornwall. He was succeeded in April, 1780, by William Pye, who was in turn succeeded in February, 1834, by Francis Woodcock Pye, who is still living. The Americans are going ahead, as usual, and we believe that steel rail contracts are already in the English market to a consider- able amount, which, as in 1879-80, will doubt- less give an impetus to the home trade, and inspire more confidence in the predicted re- vival. The Liverpool Journal of Commerce London correspondent says :—In L...
Wit and Humour. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 30 January 1886
An Irishman asking for a pound of tea at a grocer's, was asked if ho would have green or black, to which he replied, " I think I had i better take black, as it is for a funeral." A country grocer has sworn out a warrant against his wife for pouring a gallon of mol- asses over his head. She should have heaped coals of fire upon him instead of dosing him with the toffy in its crude condition ; but her revenge was sweet at any rate. Actress (to washerwoman, who has brought her bill).- " How can you be so im- pertinent as to dun; me in this way ?" Washerwoman: "Impertinent! What do you mean? Who are you, I should like to know P If I choose to pay sixpence for a gallery ticket, yon haye got to faint on the stage for my amusement." An advertisement appeared lately as fol« lows : " For sale, a very rare postage stamp, . time of Henry VII." A correspondent, on &nbsp; calling the advertiser's attention to the fact &nbsp; that there were no postage stamps of that &nbsp...
News of the Week. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 30 January 1886
A PORTION of the Fremantle Barracks, where scarlet fever is reported to exist is now in strict quarantine. "WE understand that Captain Hardman, of the Fork Rifles, has forwarded to the Governor his resignation of his com- mission. AMONG the articles recently taken by honest finders to the ' lost and found office' at the police station was a loch of hair. The fact is duly notified on the board. His Excellency the Governor has appoint ed Mr. R. H. Habgood to be Secretary to the Board of Immigration vice Lieut. Colonel Angelo, promoted, and Mr. H. G. Wright to be second clerk in the Land Titles Department. THE Chinaman of Canning notoriety, who had his death sentence commuted recently to imprisonment for life, was punished on Saturday morning with three dozen lashes for assauitíu» a warder j by throw- ing a bucket at him. It is rumoured that he took his punishment very complacently. DÜRING a storm which occurred very early on Monday morning, two trees in the Jarrahdale Timber station w...
Conversational. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
Conversational. " What things women are ?" exclaimed Brown. " My wife and another woman sat a whol* half-hour talking about how to narrow off a stocking, and from th» interest they took in the discussion, one wouid think that the salvation of the human race de- pended on it." " I know it," replied White. " I've heard a couple of women discuss for half a day over the best way to pin a tidy j on a chair back." Then Brown and White spent the rest of the evening in a very in- ' tellectual conversation over the respective merits of curve and straight pitching aa applied to the national game. Each erea tually got aa mad as a March have, aud have not spoken to each other since. There can be no donbt that women as conversational- ists are far behind men in choice of subjects.
How to Open Letters. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
How to Opea Letters, I The «rfc of opening letters addressed to other people and refastening them so that no one will know is a profeásiou in Spain. In the post office they have a dark chamber where experts inquire into things, and these have long since given up the use of steam for opening gummed communications. Even red hot platinum wire for letters sealed with wax is out of dato. The favourite means is said to be with a knife sharper than a razor, which is run along the bottom of tba en- velope. The letter having been extracted and then replaced after the officials of the post office have learned what is going on, a fine line of liquid cement is drawn elong the opening, the slightest pressure oonceivable is applied, and lo ! the letter is whole as ever.
Abandoned. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
Abandoned. Á. scientific authority says that it is per» fectly impossible to get the banda clean ; that " after the most diligent washings and trushinga with soap and water and rinsing . with carbolic acid and other disinfectant!, the hands remain so impure that upon touching the fingers sterilized gelatine , micro-organisms ave suddenly developed." Hauy persons apparently have been aware «f this fact for a long time, and having be ' eoine discouraged in their endeavor to keep their hands clean, abandoned the job in des- pair years ago.
Family Occupations. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
Family Occupations. - Book Canvasser (te little boy at the door) Caa I see your ma, sonny ?" VLittle Boy-"No. She's busy in the kitchen pattin' down peaches." Book Canvasser-"Have you get a big sister P" Little Boy-"Yes, bot aba's busy up* -stairs puttin* down carpets." Book Canvasser-" Well, where's your pal" Little Boy-"He's around the corner pattin' down beer."
Unfortunate. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
Unfortunate. He-" See that bird ou the upper limb of that tree, Carrie." She (after vainly lookiug in the direction indicated)-" Why, Charley, I can't aee it." He-"Cant see itt That's fanny. It'« as plain as the nose on your face." And that ia-why they do not speak noir as they pass by. Here nose is, candor oomph me to say, plainness itself. Moral When you make use of a eimile, be sure that there can be no unpleasant features in its application.
RECEIPTS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
BECEIPTS. MAYONAISE SAUCE.-Break (he yolk» of two eggs into a salad bowl, to which add a table spoonful of mixed mustard, a tea spoonful of salt, a bit of girlie, the size of a split pea, a little Cayenne pepper, and half a tea spoonful of sugar. Mix all well together with a whisk, then add by degrees half a bottla of oil and one half pint of vinegar. The oil and vinegar must be poured on slowly and stirred well all the time.. TOMATOES AND ONIONS.-Pare six tomatoes ; peel sud cut two small onions into little pieces, put them into a lined saucepan with a little water, and allow them to boil until quite tender ; then add the tomatoes, season well with pepper sad salt, and simmer ail togother for twenty minutes ; then add two eggs well neaten-but after the eggs are added the mixture must apt boil, hat simmer very gently ; serve hot on toast. BAKES MUSHBOOMS AS AN ENTBEE. -Take seven paper raniakiu cases, and oil them inside audout ; set them to drain while you prepare the ingredients w...
Not Always Sauce for the Goose. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
Kot Alvravs Sance for the Goose. Mrs. Blank - " Mn. Brown'« daughter Hatti« was in here to-day. She's a very pretty young lady." Blank-" So t'f . If ext day Blank says : "I saw that pretty Hattie Brown this morning. She ia a pretty girl, and no mistake." Mrs. Blank-" Seems to me you have a fM>d deal to say about pretty Mia» Brown, ratty I Where ate your eyes, I wonder !"
FASHIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
FASHIONS. Although we are nearly bruited under the ray* of the relentless sun, still thoughts of the ensuing winter will claim our attention, and already it is decided by the fashionable world that woollen trill be the favourite material for out door costumes. The novelty' of the mat- erial is that curled loops of the fabric will be woven either in figures or stripes. This is called bouclé. The principle colours will be lead, dark, green, russet brown and dark blue. Silk veloutino and faille Francaise intermixed with plush and velvet will form the chief ma- terials for state occasions. Fri6e volvets in lead, black and brown will be worn for mantles. In millinery ; there will be a curions combination of wool and silk. There are ribbons with a satin stripe, a stripe of wool and a stripe of plush. Gold thread has given way to copper, load and silver. To return to the present month, the costumes are airy, pretty, and becoming. The latest novel- ty is a long stole. It consists of a wide ...
Mosquitoes in Cold Climates. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
( Mosquitoes in Cold Climates. "On coasting trips to the North Cape," says W. Mattieu Williams, "ships are. fre- quently invaded by swarms of mosquitos at every port. In Alaska they form clouds so dense that it is impossible for sportsmen to aim at objects beyond. Native dogs are sometimes killed by them, and even the gristly bear is occasionally blinded by their tracks.''
WORK TABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
WORK TABLE. METHOD OF WASHING CBEWEL WOBK.-Make a lather of the best card soap,and rub the article to be washed in it. Do not put a particle of soap on the work. Rins* iu clean warm water, and squeeze; do not wring. Shake welland stretch till dry. Another plan is to tie a handful of brau in a muslin bag and make - with it a lather in warm water, washing the crewel werk in this lather without using soap. Crewel may be safely wash- ed even when worked with the brightest colours, if previously immersed in a so- lution made by dissolving a pennyworth of sugar of lead in a quart of hot water. Dry and then wash in the usual way. MUSCOVITE TBICOT.-1st row; Work np the loops as for oidinary tricot, work off the first loop, * three chain, work off the two next loops. Repeat from *to end of row. 2nd row ; Work up the loops like last row, * three chain, work off two loops. Repeat from * to the end of row. These two rows are repeated alter ] nately.