[Editor: Extracts from news items published in The West Australian, 17 November 1896.]
Summary of news
A sub-committee of the Perth and Fremantle Chambers of Commerce has recommended that the following days be omitted from the list of public holidays:— The day following New Year’s Day, January 26 (foundation of Australia), Whit Monday, January 28 (Coronation Day), and Prince of Wales’ Birthday.
The Victorian Federation League have despatched a congratulatory message to the People’s Federation Convention at Bathurst, in which it was stated that that gathering was serving the highest purpose of Australian politics.
Yesterday a Chinaman named Ah Ti, suffering from leprosy, was taken to the quarantine station at Woodman’s Point, Fremantle, from York, where he is said to have been employed as a greengrocer.
The West Australian (Perth, WA), Tuesday 17 November 1896, page 4
leprosy = a chronic disease, which outwardly affects the skin, giving the skin a scabby or scaly appearance