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A Lover of High Art. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
A Lover of High Art. j Mrs.- de Orossas lijan (who has just returned from her first visit to Europe, to the hoiror of herjdaughter, whom she has brought back from a convent in Paru) " Well, I enjoyed as much as anything else there the statnry, and of all of them give me the Apoller Belladonna and the Dying Gladiolus."
THE SCAB ACT. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
THE SCAB ACT. To THK EDITOR. ÖIB,-When such an extreme course is adopted as repealing an Act and substitu- ting for it another, the responsibility for all ambiguity or inconsistency in the nevr Act, lies on the author, nor should he be allowed to shelter himself under the pies, that anything objectionable is merely part of the old Act re enacted. Because, as a general issue, the person drafting a new Act should be held responsible ; also, because any new clause or matter introduced may considerably modify a pre-existing Act. It would bs easy to show how greatly the intention and princi- ple of an Act may be altered while intro- ducing new or amending old clauses, by referring to changes mads at Tarions times in the Scab Act. By former Acts a compulsory quarantine license was issued for six month», daring which lengthy period an Inspector had no power to interfere, but in order to induce or compel the owner to cleanse his sheep within that time, he could not obtain a renewal until he...
Jones' Mistake. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
Jones' Mistake. I Mrs. Smithson (who flatters herself on her youthful appearance)-"That young lady over there ia my daughter, Mr. Jones ; would you believe it f " Jones (looting in the wrong direction) "Tour daughter; is it possible? I should have guessed ehe was your sister." Mrs. Smithson-"Not the lady you are look- ing at, Mr. Jones ; she is my mother." Jones-"Oh!"
Great Canals. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
Great Canals. The canal* of America are larger xthan those of Europe, but they ara not the largest in the world. The Imperial Canal of China is over 120,000 Mailes long. The Erie Carnal ia 360f miles long ; the Ohio Canal, Cleveland to Portsmouth, 332 j the Miami and Erie Canal, Cinoinnati to Toledo, 291 ; the Wabash an 1 Erie, Evansville to the Ohio line, 374, The greatest canal undertaking on the European continent was completed in 1861. This was the Canal of Languedoc, or the Canal au Midi, to connect the Atlantic with the Mediterranean. Its length it 148 miles, it has more than 100 locks and . about fifty aqueducts, and ita highest part is not less than 600 feet above the sea ; it is navigable for vessels of up- wards of 600 tons. The largest ship canal in Europe is the great North Holland Canal, completed in 1825, 125 feet wide at the water surface, thirty-on* feet wide at tb» bottom, and has a depth of twenty feet ; it extends from Amsterdam to the Helder, fifty-one milcB. The...
George Washington on his Travels. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
George Washington on his Travels. j A tew dave ago a stranger stopped for the night at a village hotel in Iowa, and as he wrote the name of " George Washington " on the register, he remarked to the landlord " You have properly heard of me ?" " N-o-a, oan't say that I have." "What! Never heard of Washington?" "No. I know lots of folk, bnt they are named, Jones, Brown, Smyth, or something of that sort. What your partiokler lay ?" " Why, Tm the father of my country." "Tes. Well, that'« right and perfectly respectable, I suppose. Our rate« are a dollar a day." Next morning as the stranger went to «ettie hi« bill the landlord seemed a bit em- barrassed, and said " I was a-teuing the family last night that you was George Washington. My boy said a« how he had read about you in his school books." " Tes, I'm the man." " I went and hunted up th« reader, and I ?ee you fit the British." " I did." " And finally Ucked 'em F" " Yes sir." " Waal, that was real good in you. About a mile up the road ...
The Blessings of Wealth. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
The Blessings of Wealth. ( Two tramps, whoso clotho« were as ragged and tattered a« clothoB ever get to he, while sitting bohind a fence, diaoussing some old viotua's, were heard to say " I wish I was rich ?" "What would you do? Buy up the Legislature and run fer the U.S. Senate, or would take a trip round the world in your yacht?" " No, that's not what I would do. I don't oare to awe people." " Maybe if you were rich you would do just nothing at all." " Yes, I'd do that part of the time, but I hare another reason for wanting to be rion." " Start a daily paper in a one-horse town ?" " No, I wouldn't be a fool if I was rioh. I'd want to enjoy my wealth. Ji I were rich I oould wear old clothes without haring people call me a tramp and make remarks about my slovenliness. There is more Bolid comfort in that than anything else."
Executioners. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
! Executioners. Ona who has had son« expariaaee of exe» outioas, talking to a prats repräsentative, says :-" Bany the hasgataa it a tall, rm peotabla-looking man-hit appearance that of a mechanic. Ha is a shoemaker by trade, bat doa« not praotioe BOW, for th« axeon tioaer ia wall paid. Ha gat» J610 a head, or, when the« is mora thaa one, J10 far the first, -95 far th» second, and M for the third, with all his expenses paid. What his qaali- ¡ fioationa fox the offioe wara I do not know, .xoept that he had a gaod ohavaoter and had som» flxperiaaos withBiana. Th« first et tential ia nerv«, aad Berry has certainly nerv«. Now Biant was a bit of a braggart, and liked publicity. He would Amok« his pipe outside half ax hour before aa execu- tion; and drink, and had an aotir* tongue. Now the executioner generally aleept in jail the night before th« work. Yes, I remember Caloraft. Yee, ha used to shaka haads. Why not? But he waa a maa of a retiring diapotition, quiet, and never would talk abo...
A Witch and Her Victim. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
À. Witch and Hev Tictim. A woman namtd Marie Pommier was con« I rioted at the Blois Assizes of defrauding and attempting to murder a rieh and superstitious widow, Mme. Dural. She accosted the latter wheu coming out of Blois Cathedral, induced her to confide to her family quarrels, »md professed to hare supernatural potrera for reconciling disputants and scouring wealth. Mme. Dural went home with the woman to Villejoint, spent the night with her and gare her 406f., the two burning a taper in a churoh to the auooess of the affair. A few days later she adranoed 5,5O0f. more, and later on 2,200f. the woman promising that the trea- sure would emerge from the ground at» giren date. When this expired. Mme. Dural gare up her jewels, and was presentad with what looked like a pico» of dough, which she was to heat at night in a saucepan, leaning orer th» latter in bed till the oharm worked. Mm». Dural did all this, th» result being an explosion, which shattered th» roof, door, and windowa, and...
[FROM ANOTHER CORRESPONDENT.] [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
i f.Faoar ANOTHER COBREBPOHDENT.] ' On Sunday morning by tba kindness of j Capt. Fothergiü I «as given a trip in his steam launch to the wreck of the Mira Flores. We left the Fremantle jttty soon after eight, having on board Capt. Custon the marine surveyor, who was to make an official report on the wreck, and Lloyd's Agent, Mr. Broomhall, representing Mr. &lt; Shenton ; Mr. Bateman, the agent for the vessel, was also on board. The day was sultry and hazy ; but on nearing Rottnest the weather cleared and after rounding 1 the pilot station we had a good view of the vessel. She lies about 16 miles from Fremantle, and 6 from the Government Cottage, Rottnest, and about a quarter of a mile inside the horse-shoe reef. There were lialf a dozen lighters round the vee. sel and one schooner, the Nellie. The Mira herself lies on an even keel, the bow slightly raised and the sea washing I every now and then over her quarter deck. She is about 200 yards from the 1 mam land. It seems from...
DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES 1886—£15,000. (From the Government Gazette). [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS AVAIL- ABLE FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES 1886-£15,000. (From tlie Government Gazette). Allotted Allotted in 1885. in 1886 Bo AD BOARDS. - £ £ Beverley . 400 400 Blackwood ... ... 600 500 Canning . 700 460 Fremantle . 130 130 Gascoyne . 350 300 Geraldton . 700 650 Greenough ... ... 450 400 Do. 150a Irwin . 550 550 Kojonup . 600 .500 Kimberley . 300 300 Murray . 700 700 Do. . 440» Newcastle . 900 500 Northam . 350 350 Northampton ... 350 350 Perth . 450 450 Plantagenet. 700 700 Roebourne. 1,000 1,000 Swan. 500 450 Upper Murchison ... 250 200 Vasse. ... 600 600 Victoria Plains ... 550 550 Wandering. 750 700 Wellington. 950 900 Williams . 600 600 York ... . 555 500 Total Road Boards ... 13,980 13,330 MUNICIPALITIES. Albany. 50 50 Bunbury . 35 35 Busselton . 135 135 Fremantle . 1O0 100 Geraldton . 75 75 Guildford . 60 50 Newcastle . 35 35 Northam . 40 40 Perth. 100 100 York. 50 50 Total . 670 670 Grand Total. 14,650 14,000 Reserved for Contin tingenoies. 1,000 1,000 Wells ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
I. O. G. T. FIDELITY LODGE No. 41. THE Meetings of the above Lodge are held every THURSDAY EVENING at 8 o'clock iii the WESLEYAN SCHOOLBOOK, corner of "William and Murray Street, Perth. Initiation Fees :-Males 3s, Females 2s. The OBJECT of this ASSOCIATION being the -welfare of our fellow men we invite the assis- tance and co-operation of all who have this object at heart. Come anet help us to remove -the DRINK CUHSE, Any information can be obtained from Bros h. J. Ranford, L.D. or W. Ilot, W- Secretary. BOCK OF SAFETY LODGE, No 22. THE above Lodge moots in the Rechabite Hall, Wellington Street Perth, every Monday, at 7-30 p.m. ÂU who are interested in the TEMPÉRANCE CAUSE, and any who are willing to join will be heartily welcomed. Initiation Fees-Males 2s Gd, Females ls Gd. A meeting is open to the public on the second Monday in each month at 8-30 p.m. Further information can be obtained from Bros. J. Veryard, S.D., E. K. Robertson L.D. or E. JONES W Secretary. SONrT OF TEM I* Sa* ...
AT REYKJAVIK. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
AT REYKJAVIK. - ? ? g We were fortunate enough to be ia Beyfc javik during the sititng of the Allthing, or Parliament, which met of old in the world renowned plain of Thingvalla. The Parlia- ment House is a substantial edifice, built of? lava, abundance of which may he had just outside the town, where the ground is thick- ly strewn with loose blocks of volcanic rock. The entrance is by a commodious hall, with seats at each side, aud a staircase of iron, and wood in front. As we reached the first landing, a gentleman, whom we afterwards recognised seated in the Presidential chair o£ . the Commons, came forward., to meet us. . Speaking in French, he asked if we were Englishmen, and then courteously conducted us into both Houses. As business WBB about to commence, he had soon to leave us, but he* first showed us to the Strangers' Gallery. Thití resort is open to the public, and on both occasions when we visited it, we found rfc completely filled, chiefly with natives, both male and fem...
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. BRITISH AND FOREIGN. ASSOCIATED PRESS. LONDON, Feb. 4. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS. -* BRITISH AND FOREIGN. ASSOCIATED PRESS. LONDON, Feb. 4. The sew Cabinet is now said to be definitely formed so far as the follow iug distribution of offices is con- cerned:-First Lord of, the Treasury and Premier, Hr. Gladstone; Lord I Chancellor, Sir Farrar Herschell ; i President of the Council, Lord Spen ; cer ; Colonial Office, Lord Granville j j Foreign Office, Lord Rosebery ; Home Office, Mr. Childers; India j Office, Lord Kimberley ; War Office, Mr. Campbell-Bannerman ; Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir W. Vernon Harcourt ; Admiralty, Lord Ripon ; Irish Secretary, Mr. John Morley ; j President Local Government Board, Mr. Chamberlain ; President of the j Board of Trade, Mr. Mundella ; Sec- retary for Scotland, Mr. George Trevelyan; Attorney General, Mr. ; Charles Russell, Q.C. The appoint- ment to the Privy Seal and Post- master Generalship have not yet been filled. I Tenders for the Melbourne Tram- way Trust Loan of .8250,000 were ! opened today. The amount...
INTERCOLONIAL. SYDNEY, Feb. 4. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
INTERCOLONIAL. SYDNEY, Feb. 4. ; The Treasurer laid the Estimates of Expenditure for 1886 upon the table of the Assembly last night. I The Estimate reaches the sum of ! £9,113,000. i Mr. Heydon, Minister of Justice, has resigned, disagreeing with the financial proposals of the Goveru 1 ment, especially with the contemplate I property tax. Mr. Burns, the Trea ! surer, in his financial statement show- ed an actual deficit of £1,269,000 in the j past year's transactions, which would ¡ be increased by £430,000 during the coming year. To meet this deficit he proposed a half penny tax on real estate, banking capital and warehous- ed goods and an increase of stamp and probate duties on & graduated scale. HoBäÄT, Feb 4. In the Federal Council Mr. Griffiths' motion for the production of papers bearing upon the Kew Guinea ques- tion was carried. The ï ederal Evidence and Austra- lasian Judgement Bills were read a third time and passed. The President read a telegram bearing upon the Ge...
LOCAL. CARNARVON, Feb. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
LOCAL,. CABNABTOH, Feb. 5. The Natal left, at 10 o'clock last night. Bier passengers from Carnar- von for Geraldton were :-Mrs. Crow- ther, Messrs. Lionel Davis, Robert Walcott and Walter Howard ; steerage 2, prisoners 3. For Fremantle : Rev. Mr. Gribble, Mrs. Morrell, Messrs. Charles Brockman, John Brockman, J. E. Townshend and M. Patton Lance Corporal Taylor, steerage 1, thirty eight prisoners. Fine rains are reported from the Minilya which district is now free from scab. The Bishop has postponed his pro- posed visit to the Gascoyne ou account of Mr. Gribble and some of the set- tlers proceeding to Perth per Natal.
SUPPLEMENTARY TELEGRAMS. [COLLATED FBOM OUR COLONIAL FILES.] London, January 16. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
SUPPLEMENTARY TELEGRAMS. [COLLATED FBOM OUR COLONIAL FILEB.J ; London, January 16. Till_t-M__J OL._ il. "_11*1 I liULlywhite and Shaw, the well-known cricketers, propose organizing a team to visit Australia during the next Australian cricketing season unless the Melbourne Cncket Club are willing to take the matter ia hand and select a team them- selves. The Princess of Wales bas been suffer- ing from an attack of diphtheria which has caused some anxiety. Her Boyal Highness is now recovering. London, January 17. The Times reviews with high com- mendation the career of Dr. Moorehouse as a colonial Bishop, and warmly approves of his selection for the See of Manchester, i The greatest gratification is expressed in Manchester and Salford at the appoint- ment. January 18. The Right Hon. Colonel Stanley, Sec- retary of State for the Colonies, has ex- pressed himself favourable to the idea of exhibiting in Post Offices throughout the (Juited Kingdom placards containing re- ports supplied by...
Public Safety. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
Public Safety. A few years ago delivery carts and ?carriages ia Perta were only small in jaumber, and the 'bus and the hansom ^wcre practically unknown. Many shop- -keepers sent out their goods' in wheel- barrows or by hand. Batchers sent out »boys on horseback with the daily orders. Bakers employed boys on horseback, 'boys with barrows, and boys with nei- ther horse nor barrow. Much ot the .delivery ofwines, beer, and spirits was .also undertaken by men or boys afoot. Since those!times,.however, business has progressed J and times have changed. Vehicles for tue conveyance of passen "gera about/the city are plentiful every« where. The old style of delivery of goods has given place to more modern ex Jedients, and the amount of tramo now aily noticeable in the principal' thor- oughfares, is one of the many signs of the advance made by the colony. Like the other signs it is highly gratifying to all who have the interests of Western Aus- tralia at heart. But one's satisfaction at the ch...
Fauntleroy v. Downes. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
Fauntleroy v. Downes. Never, perhaps, since the days of (ïretna Green has there been a more romantic wedding than that lately cele- brated between Miss Mollie Downes,and Mr. James Fauntleroy, both of Marion District, Virginia U.S. The bride was a nice girl, eighteen years of age, of hand- some appearance, and Ost. 9lbs. in weight. The bridegroom was a devoted swain, lying in durance vile on a charge of at- tempted murder. Fauntleroy, it appears, and a man named Du^an were rival suit- ors for Miss Mollie's nand. Fauntleroy's attentions annoyed Dugan ; Dugan's wooings exasperated Fauntleroy. The loved being seems to have favoured Fauntleroy, but he appears to have dis- trusted his own attractive powers, and consequently imagined that his own woo- ing could only be made successful by the removal of all competitors. He there fore made arrangements to kill his rival, and for that crime was arrested and duly placed in the Chatham Hill gaol. It was at first thought that Dugan had received ...
Under which Flag. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
Under* which Flag:. Probably never before lias a general election in Great Britain been watched in the colonies with such keen and excited iutereBt as the one which has just termin- ated so disastrously to Lord SAUBBTJBY'S Government. Assuredly en no previous occasion did public feeling in the colonies go so strongly and generally in favour of one of the two chief contending parties, lt may, perhaps, be safely hazarded that were the colonial dependencies of the Grown polled on the subject, and called upon to elect under which flag they would desire to sail, the verdict of the large majority would have been in favour of the Government whose defeat is now a matter of bygone history. There was a time when any interest: felt in these colonies as to the course of English politics was rather enlisted on behalf of the Liberals rather than of the Conservat- ives. The word "Liberal"'-often so deplorably misapplied, and that not merely in relation to politics-has its charm in Australia as wel...
News of the Week. [Newspaper Article] — Western Mail — 6 February 1886
Ma. 0. D. Priée bas been appointed a justice of the peace for the colony. PaiVA-TE telegrams received from Car- narvon announce good f albs of rain on the Ashburton. "THH Northern telegraph line was inter- rupted near Greenough at eight o'clock on Monday evening. Tan resignation of bis commission ten- dered by Captain B. Hardman of the York Bides, has been accepted. J^MB. Llewellyn C. Thomas has been ap pointed clerk to the court at Carnarvon vice Mr. H.G. Wright transferred. Massas. John Moir and J. O. Manwell liave been appointed to commissions, with the rank of Lieutenant, in the Albany Defence Bifles. THE Mira llores being a foreign ship there will not be the usual inquiry held, as in case of English vessels, into the -cause of her stranding. ' A TELEGRAM has been received by the Authorities from their agent in London .notifying the departure, on the 29th ult., -of one-hundred and fifty immigrants for this colony. -OK the 22nd inst. Benjamin Finney was committed for trial at the...