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Mining Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
Mining Notes. The Narracoorte and Narracoorte East leases at the Norseman have been sold for £5000. Mr F. O'Driseoll was booked to leave London for the fields by the s.s. Oroya, sail ing on March 6. The " Norseman" states that a few ounces of gold were specked near the Lady Mary after the recent rains. Mr C. Kaufman is expected to arrive in Kalgoorlie on a visit of inspection to the Golden Group and the Hannans Treasure to day. The second instalment has been paid on the Mount Ettie mine at Smithfield, which is opening up well. The sale was made at a good figure two months ago. The Central Exploration Co. have just declared a dividend of 10 per cent., while the Central Investment Corporation has just paid its shareholders 12 per cent. Captain Fowler, Government Inspector of Mines, will accompany the Ministerial party to North Dandalup on the 10th inst., with a view of reporting officially on the find. The second cleaning up at the United Scotebman, Norseman, resulted in 200o of gold ...
BANK OF ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
BANK OF ENGLAND. The rich outcropping vein discovered on the Bank of England a few iweeks ago promises to completely alter the vahle of the mine. It will be rememtbered that when inspected some little time sine the vein, carrying very rich gold, was 'widening as It was opened up in a trench being sunk on it. Since then~the trench has been carried down to a total depth of 9ft, and at the bottom the I vein has widened out to a lode four or five feet wide. It carries splendid gold, and prospects washed on Wednesday gave a] better return than has previously been obtained from any other schistose ironstone I lode in the district at this depth. The metal is fine, but is carried all through the matrix. and although, of course, the whole lift would not show such good returns, as the samples] dollied, the discovery is an important one I and ;promises to turn what has been regarded somewhat-in theoight of a lame duck inito a very rich mine. The reef is opening pip so1 well that a start has .b...
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN POLITICS. THE MINISTERIAL POLICY. ADELAIDE, April 2. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN POLITICS. THE MINISTERIAL POLICY. [BY TELEGRAPH.1 ADELAIDE, April 2. There was a tremendous crowd at the Town Hall to-night to hear the Premier announce the policy of the Government, a great many ladies being present. Mr Kingston was received with tumultous and long continued applause on enter ing. He was accompanied by all the members of the Ministry except the Commissioner of Crown Lands (Mr Gillen), who is out of town. He opened by referring to the first time he was a candidate for West Adelaide, and re ferred to the work of the last Parliament as a record of which the Ministry and legislators might be justly proud, as it had passed more reforms of great im portance than any of its predecessors. He acknowledged the generous support of the Labor Party, and that of many of the country members. He laid special stress on adult suffrage, which enfranchised 60,000 women, and on the initiation of the progressive principle of taxation. Be claimed that his Govern ment had...
MINING. Mining News. HANNANS WEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
MINING. (QY OUR I MINING REPORTER) Mining News. HANNANS WEALTH, A good strike has been made in this mine, which is situated about half a mile from the town on the Boulder road. A shaft was sunk to a depth of l00ft, and from the bottom a crosscut was run in 50ft, at which point a lode 5ft in width was intersected, It is a true north-west and south-east formation consisting of ironstone. schist, and quartz, from which fair prospects have beenobtained by dollying. In the deep alluvial ground in which the shaft was. sunk the settled country was not reached till a good depth had been attained, but in the hundred feet of sinking several quartz leaders were passed through, and a peculiar vein of jasper and abestos was met with. This was en couraging, and the crosscut was pushed on as rapidly as possible to see what the country contained. Carrying it across the strike of the country, it had been driven only 50 feet when the lode was struck. It is a nice-looking body of stone, but in this de...
A Remedy for Typhoid. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
A Remedy for Typhoid. With reference to the recent cable message stating that the scientific investigations at the Pasteur Institute, Paris, had discovered a new serum innoculation with which is stated to be a cure for typhoid fever, Dr J. W. Springthorpe, of Melbourne, has supplied some interesting information. ' Ever since Dr Koch brought forward tuberculin for the treatment of consumption," he says, "there has been great activity, especially on the Continent, both in Germany and France, in the treatment of infectious diseases, much on the same lines. As everyone is aware. this has already been successfully done in diptheria, and with some satis factory results in tetanus and other diseases. Typhoid fever has naturally received careful attention in the same direction. Several attempt. have already been made to treat typhoid patients by means of an injection of some form of anti-toxin, but the difficulty with typhoid is that no animal but man seems susceptible to the disease. Still...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
The Mayor of Coolgardic has given his reason for not inviting Mr Moran, M.L.A, to to speak at the railway banquet. His Wor ship states that Mr Moran is agitating for the Menzies' line to be taken via Kalgoorlie. Evidently this in the Mayor's opinion is about the worst crime Mr Moran could be guilty of.
The Storyteller. THE FINGER OF HANKIN. CHAPTER III. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
- The Storyteller. THE FINGER OF HANKIN. (FROM "CHAMBERS' MISCELL&NY. ") CHAPTER III. When a young man of twenty-three de liberately adds to his bachelor household an attractive young lady of six summers, who -Apeaks foreign languages and possesses a history, attention is naturally drawn to the performance. Scale's acquaintances, espe cially the feminine portion of them, were first curious, and then shocked; and out of sheer justice to Nancy he had to tell one or two of them the true story of 'fankin. The news spread through that small fraction of London which knew Seale, and the esteem with which it had previously regarded him changed with a very short prelude. It is no use giving dinners to a young man with no expectations who has deliberately chosen 'to cumber himself with a scamp's brat ; and if you have daughters, it is a mad thing to ask to your dances a wretched fellow whom it would be the utmost misfortune for your daughter to fall in love with. And so the invitation...
CHAPTER IV. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
CHAPTER IV. A. B. and A. boat tcok Scale across the Bay, and after calling at several African ports, brought up to an anchor head on to a heavy swell in the Lagos Teauld. A small bratich steamer came out to her from inside the bar, and Scale tasted the joys of being transhipped in a tossing surf-boat manned by paddling Elmina boys. The branch steamer deposited him at one of the wharfs which jut out from the boulevard of the Marina into the lagoon, and his new chief met him there with a triekshaw and white umbrella. Knowing that Lagos is a town of negroes, he had somehow or other been prepared to find unlimited had smells and because these were entirely absent, the air of the place came to him as a general surprise. He settled down in two large, cool, whitewashed rooms, and proceeded to enjoy himself. Being newly landed and full of health, he naturally found the work expected of him ridiculously light; and lie had occasion to put on his dress-clothes every night, and dis covered that...
SAD BOATING FATALITY PORT AUGUSTA, April 1. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
SAD BOATING FATALITY PORT AUousTA, April 1. A terrible boating accident happened at Port Augusta this morning, resulting in the loss of three lives. A party con sistini of Messrs G. G . and J. C. Addison, and Walter Evans aged 18, and William Charles and Edward Addisson, aged 14, 12 and 10 respec tively, also. a fisherman named Nolan, put out in, a sailiig boat for Onrlew Island. When the boat was half a mile from'th b -ore it was decided to put back because the sea was so rongh. In tidring" a sudden gust of wind upset ---the- boat, which immediately sank stern first. i Two other parties were witnesses of. the accident, and' rescued G. C. Addis son, and J. C. Addisson, and Nolan. The last mentioned was taken ashore in an unconsipis state, and it took two doctors a. ,long : time to bring him round. The body of the boy, Ed ward , Addisson,.. was " reqorere. eand long and unsuccessful efforts were made to restore animation. Charles Addisson 'ad Walter* Evans were drowned. G. C. Addisso...
General Wires. HOBART, April 3. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
General Wires. HOBART, Apri 3. The revenue returns for March are. £65,843, an increase of £2202 com lared with the corresponding period of last year. The total receipts for the first three months of the year are £187,414, compared with £197,903 for the first quarter of 1895, or a decrease of £10,4:0, arising principally from the fact that last year a large sum was carried forward on account of the Land and I nconw Tax. The former was fixed at id in the £1 as against .d this year. The new Golden Gate, Mattinia, has crushed 1005 toils of quartz for 1493oz retorted: gold. The Silver Queen has now paid £19,440 in dividends, and has a reserve fund of £9000. HOBART. -April 5. Following are the winners of Tat tereall's sweep for the Doncaster Handicap : First, H. J, w,. Deans, Union C'tb, Sydney, £1648; second, W Rogers, Orpington, Stasufield, N.S.W.; third, Mrs. S. Ellis, Banock burn, N.Z., £387. LAUNCESTON, April 3. The Customs authorities have traced and seized a quantity of cigars and ...
Items of News. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
Items of News. We regret to learn that the recently. appointed Registrar at Kurnalpi, Mr McKinery, is suffering from an attack of typhoid fever. The friends of Mr M. L. Zollner are glsd to see him about again. On Tuesday night Mr Zoliner made his first publicappearance since his unfortunate accident, andmoved the first resolution at the railway opening meeting. Mr A. Shirley Kelly arrived 4by Tuesday night's coach, and will probably be induced toiremain here. He has been for a long time the clerk of courts in Coolgardie, in which capacity he won the esteem of most of the old identities of the fields. The Secretary of the Brunner Relief Com mittee has received a letter from Captain Underwood, of the Salvation Army, inti. mating that all collections taken by the Army at the Great Boulder and Kalgoorlie on Sunday next will be handed over to the Relief Fund. Petitions in favor of the Kalgoorlie Menzies railway survey are lying at the MINER Office, and at the various hotels in the 'town....
The Western Argus. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1896. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 1896. PRAISE is due to the residents of Broad Arrow for calling public attention to the influx of Italians and to the digni fied attitude assumed by them at the meeting recently held on the question. It would not be reasonable to object to the employment of foreigners, so long as they received the ruling rate of wages, but their presence is suggestive of cheap labor, and, conse quently, in the opinion of the miners of Broad A:row, the matter needs investi gation. It was stated that a number of Italians who are now working in one of the mines get only 11s a week and rations, and it was further asserted that the greater number of the men are not working for the owners of the mine, but for an Italian contractor to whom the managing director had let a contract at 9d per foot lower than the lowest tender from English-miners. As the meeting was not cognisant of the facts of the case a committee of three was appointed to make inquiries and to re...
Black Flag. March 30. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
* Black Flag. March 30. We have just been favored with an extra. ordinary downpour of rain. Commencing on Thursday night it continued without inter mission until yesterday (Sunday) at mid-day. Altogether nearly five inches of rain fell in 40 hours. The consequence is that the country is flooded. An immense volume of water is still 'pouting in to the. lake east of. the Devon Consols Gold Mine. The lake for two viles in length and one mile wide is coveredwith water three feet deep at the shallowest part. The novel sight is presented to-day of men proceeding to their places of work fording the streams with their ap parel under their arms. It does seem a pity that so much of the precious fluid (sufficient to work all the batteries in W.A. for the next quarter of a century) should be allowed to run to waste. A good deal of damage has been done to the mines by the magnificent rains. The Royal Standard mine is reported to have haul 15,000 bricks, made at a great cost on the mine, destroyed...
Correspondence. [The Editor does not hold himself responsible for opinions expressed by correspondents.] A DISSATISFIED INDIVIDUAL. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
Correspondence. p [The Editor does not hold himself respon sible for opinions expressed by corres pondents.)' A DISSATISFIED INDIVIDUAL. TO THE EDITOR. Sxn.-The subjoined is a cutting from the "Ballarat Courier,". and I think, Sir, it will speak for itself. The writer of such a letter evidently must be homesick. It's a pity someone doesn't assist him to go back to his mother for fear the Field will be worked out, and land him 'among the unemployed. He can't be much of a prospector when he says that he has come here too late, as all the ground has been taken up for eight miles around. I ari thankful myself that there have been men here with better pluck than Mr Sheridan to go a little further out than eight miles.-1 am, Sir, &c., MINER. Black Flag, March 30. The extract referred to in the above letter reads as follows: Mr John Callinan, president of the Balla rat branch of the Miner's Association, has received a very interesting letter from. .Mr Johnt Sheridan, formerly of th...
RAILWAY ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
RAILWAY ACCIDENT. News has been received of an acci dent that fortunately was not attended by fatal results near Snowden. It appears that a railway train when descending an incline became derailed, but was stopped by the brakes. Another train that was coming behind telescoped into the first, but luckily the passengers had previously escaped from the latter. A few persons were injured, but none fatally.
SPAIN AND THE UNITED STATES. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 9 April 1896
SPAIN AND THE UNITED STATES. The United States House of Rep resentatives by 254 votes to 27 have affirmed the resolution that the States should interfere on behalf of the Cuban insurgents. President Cleveland is stated to be unwilling to take actior , and it ;s generally thought that he is not likely-to do so. Spain is arranging to send 40,000 troops to reinforce her present force in Cuba. Four Spanish ironelads are ready to proceed to sea at a moment's notice.