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New South Wales. March 20. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
New South Wales. March 20. The contest for the Champiot Four-oared Race, under tho auspice; of the N.S.W. Rowing Association, is fixed to take place on the Parra- matta on the 10th April. It is opet to representatives of any Australia! Rowing Club, and a big tournamenl is anticipated. The contest for the Amateur Scul- ling Championship of Australia is settled for the 17th April; a keen contest is looked forward to between a number of promising young oars- men. The schooner Agnes, from this port, has been totally wrecked uear Brunswick Heads. All hands were lost. Terrible weather Jhas prevailed all along the Eastern coast during the week, and an enormous amouut of damage has been occasioned in many places by floods. The town of Grafton is completely swamped, the river having risen to the unprece- dented height of fifty-eight feet above ordinary level. It is reported that at Copmanhurst and Brisbane no such floods have ever before been experienced.
AGRICULTURAL. Crops Wi[?] [?] RICHARD WAUGH, MANITOBA. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
AGMOUi.lUíi.L Croisa Wit int s:}. ll.iVi. - KrClXARD WATCH, »UNIT Ten inches of rainfall in March ard ¡I I aro reokoned essential to '.I'.e ptt:0^ :!:.:& S. j full crop of wheat in California. I -Avi r:- ] peatcdly seen crops of wheat, pu; r.:>:r in i tba moat valuable prop&riúut nf tji.-.t . tu anything ever produced in Cdi!.:.'-!;?.: never eaw rain from thu d&y they w^rc sow;-, till they were gather;;.! into il e i-lrveiur. Thoso crops ran all the way ir.ra ti-'ccn bushels to over thirty bu shchi titi we. »low were they raised ? l'y cultivating in accord anco with tho very simplest first principles of cotural science. Abundance of eunctiins above ground, and nearly perfect capillary in tho soil below, were the tr/o sire pie a/renoies employed in the two very dry se'üRcnn of 1SSG and 18SÎ) to raine those crops of Ko. 1 extra hard in Northum Dakuta and Minnesota, and th3 Canadian Kirihwest. Thin cannot perhaps bs done in every p'.aca even there. Bat there ...
Victoria. March 20. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
Victoria. March 20. The report of the Melbourne Police Department emphasizes the neces- sity for legislation dealing with tho growing evil of infanticide, and gives the names of a number of doctors wqo are habitually guilty of malpractices. Carter, manager of the London Chartered Bank at Ararat, has shot himself dead because of continued ill health. The Red Rust Conference has concluded its sittings. The princi- pal recommendation is the advisa- bility of early sowing. McQuade, a plasterer, arrested for violent conduct in a quarrel with his sweetheard, [shot himself dead in the police cell.
The Morphia Fiend. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
The morphia Fiend. Under this very suggesting heading, s writer in the Pall Mall Gazelle gives us a very graphio description of the morphia habit, which is apparently growing among the community at an alarming rate, and causing devastation to body and soul in a degree whioh can only be. estimated and realised by those who have the misfortune to witness its effects apon the unfortunate creatures addicted to its use. Imagine (aaya the writer) an instrument about the size of a pencil case, constructed somewhat after the model of a wasp's sting, and fitting into a. tiny case which will go with ease in the muff, the waistcoat pocket, or the bosom of the dress. The instrument itself may be of gold, and the case may bc fashioned like a jewelled scent-bottle or other trinket, and hang suspended from a golden chatclane with thc most innocuous air. Thia is the injactor, and a slight punctuation of the skin with the waspish point is sufficient to enable the required quantity of the magic liqui...
Queensland. March 20. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
Queensland. March 20. Tremendous rains have fallen here daring the week, and the greater part of South Brisbane is ten feet under water. Boats are plyiug too aucl fro night autl day saving life and property. All mail communica- tion with thc surrounding country has been suspended ; and to add to coufusiou the city has been in a state of darkness for two nights owing to the gasworks being compelled to suspend operations. The damage to property in Brisbane alone is esti- mated at fully £100,000 ; including the suburbs, twice that estimate would be under the mark. Many fatalities have been reported. Several hundreds of people have been rendered destitute, and food and clothiug is being distri- buted by the Government for the relief of immodiate necessities. From Gympie comes news that tho deluge has flooded many of the mines. The rock on which the Quetta struck has been located. The divers report the vessel to bc lying on her port side, and that a great many of the plates are wrenched ...
CHAPTER VI. AT THE "HORSE AND JOCKEY." [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
CHAPTER VI. AT THE " HOUSE AND JOCKEY." Thc fall which Eric Rymauscourt sus- tained scented indeed to be a fatal one. As the melancholy procession wound its way slowly along from the sceue of the disaster not a heart amongst the crowd viewed the death-like face with anything but pity. Eric was a prime favorite amongst all those gathered at the meeting, his chance of winning had been a good one and now that he was possibly breathing nut his last moments, sorrow of the deepest kind was observable. As the stretcher on which Eric lay was borne through the crowd, cager questions were asked. But as yet tho most skilled practitioner could not dare hazard an opinion a3 to thc re- sults. Strange to say, Tearaway, beyond a shaking, received no injury, and as Tipoo lcd him in his honest black face was the very picture of grief for the mast er he loved so well. The thoughts of the black and gold stripes astride in thc saddle but a minute or two ago compared sadly enough with them now. The ladie...
Brilliants. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
$i filiante. An eye's an eye, and whether black or bluo Ia no great matter, so 'tis in request ; 'Tia nonsense to dispute about a hue ; The kindest may be taken as a test. -Byron. His faith perhaps in some nice tenets might Be wrong, bis life I'm sure was in the right. -Cowley. What peaoeful hours I once enjoyed i Hon eweet their memory still I But tbuy have left an aohing void The world can never fill. -Cowper. 'Twas a lovely thought to mark the hours, As they floated in light away, By the opening and the folding flow'ra That laugh to the Summer's day. -Mrs. Uemans. Oh, for a muse of fire, that would aeoend The brightest beaven of invention 1 A kingdom for a stage, princes to act, And monaroha to behold thc swelling scene. -Shakespeare. The graces put not more eiaotly on Th' attire ot Venus, when the ball she won, Than that young beauty by thy care ia dressed When all your youth prefer her to the rest. -Waller. At last the golden oriental gate Of greatest heaven 'gan to open fair ;...
English & Foreign. Loudon, March 20. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
English & Foreign. Loudon, March 20. The Earl of Onslow wishes to resign the Governorship of New Zealand, but tho authorities are averse to the notion. Strikes on an enormous scale are taking place iu the north of Euglaud -miners, dock hands, engiueers, and other unions taking part, and evi- dently acting in concert in pursuance of a well concocted scheme of opera- tions. As a consequence the prices of gas and coal have greatly ad- vanced, nearly all the factories being closed, and business generally is at a standstill. Serious riots havo taken place among the dock strikers at Liverpool, and it was found necessary to despatch strong additional bodies of troops from London to preserve order. It is expected that the men will obtain their demands. The German Emperor has accepted Prince Bismarck's resignation, and the ex-Chancellor retires from the stage of public life. Tho Hon. White's horses are said to be doing splendid gallops, and promise to start for the big event in the p...
Special Telegram. Katherine River, March 20. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
Spssial Telegram. K;itliciiiiu River, Mardi 20. A meeting of electors was hold at Miladu Crook on Wednesday evening and there was a lar^o attendance. Mr. lt. Flrench occupied the chair. Tlie lion. J. 1J. Parsons addressed tho meeting, ll«! was very favorably received au&lt;l his speech heartily ap« plauded. Few questions wore as tied and a cordial vote of coutideucu in Mr. Parsons was carried iiuauimonsly and with applause. Messrs. Parsons, Sims, ¡md party visited the b ifctery of the .Maude Creek Proprietary Coy, and otliet claims, aud Mr. Parsous is very favorably impressed with the Mau.lo Creek field. Mr. Parsous addresses the electors at the Katherine t-j-morrow (Friday) evoniug, aud then visits Springvale. The weather is very hot, with heavy showers. Schooner Halley Dailey, once a visi- tant to this port, appears to have had a run of ill luck during a recent voyage from Rockhampton to Tasmania with a cargo of bone dust. Soon after sailing she got ashore upon an obtrusiv...
FUNNIOSSITIES. An Aching Void. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
FUímoSSITiES. AH AcIiisîK Vui ii. " I wont to ride with thc Major Tnis afternoon." said Sue ; " It must have been nice," said Annis " Yes, so nice," echoed Lou. " The Mejor is snob a hero 1" The? exclaimed, as in one voice ; *' And the girl will be so happy Who is the Major's choice." " That may be when she's married," Responded petulant Sae ; " lint to ride again with the Majar Ia a thing I'll never do." " Why not ?" each girl then murmured When Sue threw down her hat " Cause he's but one arm since thu battle, And he bas ta drive with that 1"
Great C[?]ar's Fall. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
Great CíRíar's Fall. A Scotch minister was sorely kept under by bis betscr hslf," who placer! bin» abd his friends oe very short allowance. On oac occasion he had a visit 'rom ac ola K: çcainiaace. and airer patiently waiting fer his wife's departure, she ot length, as hr. thought, retired for the night. She had no sooner kit thin tho ben-pecked husband ex- ultingly exclaimed : " I am determined to be Crcsar in ny own house 1" and at the same time rang the bell I and ordered refreshments, «fast aa bo and h:3 friend were beginning to tnjoy them- selves, " my lady " (who had ovmheard her unfortunate lord's boastful ejaculation), popped her bead in at tho dcor and said firmly : " Ca33ar, come to bed !"
Justice in the Rough. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
Justice in (.Jiu Itonstu A newly elected Juêtice cf the Posee de- livered tho following char¿o to the jury tba other day : " Gentlemen of the jury-charging a jury is nsw business to me, as this is my first case. You have heard ail the evidence in the case as well as myee'f ; you have r.ho hbtrd what the learned counsel ha7e snid. If you believe what the counsel for plaintiff has told you, ycur verdict Vviil be for thc plain- tiff ; but it, on the other bund, you believe what the defendant's crjatüel has told you, then yon will give a verdict ior the defend- ant. But ic you are like me, and don't be- lieve what either of them said, then I'll bu handed if I kr.ow what you will do. Con- stable, take chuï»e of thc juty."
MINING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
MINING NOTES. The battery at Fountain. Head was hung up on Saturday last, and work at the minc has been suspended for the 1 time being. It is not known yet what ? will be done with the battery. During the last two months the returns of gold ' have not exceeded 50oz pei month. [ At A. Hang Gong's claim at Brock's , Creek a rich patch was struck a few days ago. From one bucket of stuff t raised quite 50ozs of gold was taken. i Good heaps of stone arc being irised , around Port Darwin Camp, but as yet » the roads are too wet for carting the , quartz to the battery. 1 Chinese fossickers are hard at work 1 all over the auriferous districts, and if report may be relied on many are ' reaping good average harvests. A small 1 party have just started on a new piece of ground a few yards from the railway line in the Fountain Head locality. i Mr. Jensen's battery at Pine Creek : started on the local company's stone on i Friday last, using ten head of stampers, , and judging by appearances the f...
THAT BAD BOY. Told by Himself. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
THAT BAD BOY. -9 Tlifro is boj3 nnù t.hfrs is calí. Soma ja Rou-i'l «Md up ic; anyihink, CÎIBW i.» Eitmpid und .ïdi-tithavod, find tasáis rini/h tí, and is ü30ic i-i;u giila thun bo;,?, i»ud everybody pru:: Cu 'tm, Mid a-iys what ¡riod boya they i:c, I bat«'em. ThPie air.'i acyrtünk in' 'en). They ncvsr killed cats, nor broke winá-.r-i, nur sst slriafr-i ncrc.-.i u road to trip up tellers, nor blackened their faces to fright"?! hc-.bics, nor went fishin' and Iel i in, not ;ioth:n'. Good boy» is no account, any- how, f Lou o' people tbir.k that boya don't | notice anti think. .My word, don't ibty? Wiiy, I'm on!}' u Hííh hid, and yoi I cr.aii tull you aortM- thing? r.s 'arl ¡r.uíb your nt-ir muuù nu. Gindi! when I Uilcd huw wi on they though'. J wa-; kerrin' a.y p---v ks&u::s, 1 seed IV. ki*« Misa Jenkin*., tbs guvnws, didn't 1 Ï'À.-.P. din? Toa hst. But thsn I'm tuen a liníe chap ih:.c every- body tabea to more cottee r>i mc siitn a c it or a dog, which can't tpt&k...
Good-byes. Something About the Various Kinds of Farewells. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
íicoá-bycs. Something About tho Various Kinds oí Fï.rewêiis. E7ory now and ibes, na wa journey through thia va'.u from th« era-ila to the ! grave, it beeoees necessary ic? us in iáj j ßooii-bye. Geueral'y it is said in ssdnfes j and with a sign. Wa «ri);* tbs hand cf rho \ departing friend, the eonowiul tears are shed, then tho bell ringa and the tra;n f;oas around the curve. This ia the g.ood-bya shat sticks in tue throat liken itrgetbrtc-aevnered lump aud persistently rsfasps to be swallowed. After this kind cf a farev/ell we go home feeling that something has gose cut of life. We ara like the man who pats his ioct for another step at the top of tba dark stair- way and finds suddínly thaï it isn't there. | Then there ia the farewell that is said with a hilarious chuckle of joy. We say it to the bill-collector, whom we neve with us always, or have had for a long time. We Eay it to the bose, tba spring poet, to the man who rsada tho erebangeä and to the writer who invariably refera ...
Hints to Housekeepers. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
Mints to SîoHsekccycrs. Ii ribbons rieEdrenewinít,\7?.;híüe?:ir. ecol j soap suds, cover with a elena cloth ¿ni ir o a when damp. TQepbjiktiaisfrsqusr.t]- asked by b;iy patient's fur scmc»ht:ig tb« -Aiii ït-..w:: "molli" and ÍKckks. A wd'.e. in the i Pharm. Zill., say-; tust a wtish c::.-':. - oi ! equal part.- of bette acid and «ly-.i-ir»; \. \ ¡ j do tye werk, sud is harmless wLis amdieö :o thenkin. " \ A dish oí charcoal placel i'i yenr tr.::tr ; larder viii Uss? ù"- tr.wie? i-w.es r.r. i ; wholesome aim wt r-.s wei! ?,s ics. Cujrcodi I is » grett ái:hí-.ct«int. If cccasinMUj w à i fer uranilla tho tc*."ii ii '.viii sv.-.-.-un the i breath when avsiytLi:.!.; t'.-e fails io t'.o so. i Apiece ct epor.^e i^:';^.--:d to a .nick cr ] wire « a gond thia;; with which to c'rsra I lamp chimneys. It is a good tbin.-r tu ot: j rather psrtieniar about thu c¡.to cf knr;.v-. Clean thom cicea, rub thc burneis v-hT dins or gummy ; sctualiraw boiling n short time in s sap cuds is good for Shem wb...
Rural and Stockman Suggestions. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
Eural and Sí«ekaaau SîîKKcsiioas. Do not bo in too much of a hurry to break and work tho colt. Give tbs animal a chance to develop. We cannot berrin too only fro teach the j animal that wo are it3 friend:'. Got U:e aon'. j iidjnoe of year youni; animal;. I As tba heg consumi-s considerable tfcr.í no Íig else would esr, ic is in a ;cnEe ¡:.r.:ii: i, under ail circur.istancv!*. [siter break ibo colt cari;-. It U a pr.oï 1-323 trouble to ru (.ns ge r. JitsSe tain;; n it ia a big ono, nclos^ the little jhi".'¿ h aap. Have plenty o" ''cod liddies the ans fSftls handy, ttjod ri-an b: j-Vt nt- sud enough cf ic in an impr; t>'.i>.c pw. oi a suc- cessful live Block hu ''J.mry. Tho heavy drats Ira*.:» ar:-sciii.-L ncru popular all tba tiwi. Täey aro In iii u-.n.! i i the ffmntry r.ud in thc eily. ïbtvo is moi:', y in breeding them. Ho» to B.rcnre a fn?f walbor ? i: C' an a iootctnpnrary. Tne wt»y to ..;..! i: in ..! . pray'wo br.':td other f.üi',i.:l.i il::ir. ,v?! v.T.r:r. T3r. ed inte...
An important Witness. A Case of Direct Evidence. [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
An Important Witness. A Case of Direct Evidence. BY SYLVANUS COBB, JR. "Walter Palmer, for little more I'd put a &nbsp; bullet through your head." "Oh, no, Tom ; not quite so bad as that. &nbsp; You are heated." "Heated! Who would not be heated under &nbsp; such provocation?" &nbsp; "What provocation have I given you?" &nbsp; &nbsp; "What provocation have you given me? &nbsp; Is my sister nothing to me? Am I to rest &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; supine while she suffers from a wrong which &nbsp; she is powerless to redress or to avenge?" &nbsp; "Has your sister asked you to demand any justification of me on her account?" "Good heavens! Must a man wait for &nbsp; his sister to beg of him to help her before he lifts a finger in her behalf?" &nbsp; "Tom! Tom! You don't know what you &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; are saying. You are beside yourself." "Beside myself! O! w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The North Australian and Northern Territory Government Gazette — 21 March 1890
SHIPPING. STKAM A ïu -Ä-' ^^Tf*5- SHIP NORTH AUSTRALIAN cStcam D'a 1) igation Cora jang PORT DARWIN. Macarthur and». Roper Rivers, and Cambridge ' &lt;àuIf MAIL SERVICE.% ^ THE S.S. "ADELAIDE," Under Contract with the South Australian Government. For Full Particulars apply to Aplin, Brown & Co., Ltd. 20-31) Agents. The E. & A. Company's Catterthun Will leave PORT DARWIN for HONGKONG On or about Thursday, 27th March. For freight or passage apply to V. V. BROWN, (P.D.M. & A. Co.) Agent. [On no account will Tickets be issued on board the Steamer.] THE CHINA NAVIGATION CO'S WILL LEAVE PORT DARWIN FOR HONGKONG On or about Sunday, 23rd March. For Freight and Passage apply to APLIN, BROWN & CO., Ltd., Agents. (On no account will tickets be issued on board the Stoamer) To the Electors OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY G1 ENTLEMEN,-It is with keen T disappointment that I have to announce that through important busi- ness considerations I have to withdraw from ...