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TASMANIAN UNITS. HOBART, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 9 January 1900
TASMANIAN UNITS. HOBART, Monday. The following cable was received by the Premier to-day from Colonel Hoad, in command of the first Australian con tingent:-"Contingent send greetings; all well." The second Tasmanian unit is being put through a course of rifle drill by Sergeant-Majors Clapshan and Mason. The men will probably leave Hobart for Melbourne via Launceston on the 16th inst., and will embark in the steamship Moravian, which reaches Melbourne from Sydney on the 19th inst., and proceeds thence to Cape town. SHEFFIELD, Monday. It is hoped that an excursion train will run to Launceston if the unit leaves via that port for Melbourne, as a great many would like to see the men embark.
IS CONSUMPTION CURABLE? DR. F. R. WALTERS, M.D., SAYS YES. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 9 January 1900
IS CONSUMPTION CURAlBIE ? DR. F. R. WALTERS, M.D., SAYS YES. In his well known medical dictionary Dr. F. R. Walters, MD., commenting upon consumption,makes some remarks particularly applicable to Australia, where this disease is of frequent occur rence. He says:-"Consumption or phthisis is a disorder of the lungs and other portions of the body which causes loss of flesh. : It has long been one of the most dreaded diseases of this country, and still is the cause of about one-fifth of the total deaths every year. Formerly regarded as incurable it is now frequen.tly arrested or even cured by suitable treatment." In sup iort of this the interesting case (to the medical world) of F. W. Byrnes, of Toolern, near Melton, may be cited. This young gentleman some time ago, 'became a victim to galloping consump tion. The disease also affected his hip so that he could not use one leg. He was troubled with a persistent cough and spitting, shortness of breath, pains in the chest and shoulders, los...
NOTHING EQUAL TO CHAMBERLAIN'S PAIN BALM. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 9 January 1900
NOTHING EQUAL TO CHAMBER?l LAIN'S PAIN BALM. Richard Payne, of Tehachlapi, Cali fornia, U.S.A., says:-"I have used Chamberlain's Pain Balm for the past five years, and for sprains, bruises, and rheumatism there is nothing equal to it. I think no family should keep house without this liniment. By do ing so they would save themselves many an ache and pain." For sale by all dealers. Large size 3s, small. Is Gd. Hatton and Laws, wholesale agents, Launceston.*-4. EAT JONES' IL JA]S.*
DEATH OF CAPT. BARRETT. ON BOARD SHIP AT SEA. A NATIVE OF LAUNCESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 9 January 1900
DEATH OF CAPT. BARRETT. ON BOARlD SHIP AT SEA. A NATIVE OF LAUNCESTON. There are many residents in Laun ceston who will learn with regret the death of Captain John I1-orwood Bar rett, which cccurred on board the cadet ship Illawarra during the voyage from London to Melbourne. Deceased was; a native of Launceston, and his father, who many years ago kept the Black IIorse IIotel, at the corner of Elizabeth and Wellington streets, where Mr. J. Kennedy's butcher's shop now stands, purchased a large amount of property in this city, most of which he left to his seafaring son. Captain Barrett wont to sea at the age of 18, but he paid regular visits to his native city. For years past he was an annual visitor to Tasmania, and always spent a few weeks looking up his friends and relatives. The only brother of the deceased now alive is Mr. Thos. Barfett, of Hagley, but he has some other relatives in this city. IHo belongedl to the good old school of seafaring men, and was of a most genial dispos...
THE GENERAL ELECTION. OPENING THE CAMPAIGN. HOBART, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 9 January 1900
THE GENERAL ELECTION. GPENING THE CAMPAIGN. HOBART, Monday. Mr. C. Davenport Hoggins, M.H.A., opene'd the electoral campaign at the Mechanics' Hall this evening to a well attended meeting. He gave a lengthy account of his stewardship, and held that he had discharged the trust re posed in him faithfully and conscien tiously. He announced himself as a supporter of any progressive Govern ment, and said he still believed the Braddon Government was the' best for Tasmania. He said he was still op posed to expenditure on Macquarie Harbour bar, as the money voted was only the prelude to a large expenditure. He announced himself as a determined opponent of sweating, as favouring the remodelling of the defence force, and a supported of the Early Closing Bill, but was opposed to the Government guaranteeing interest on the Great Western railway debentures. A unani mous vote of confidence was passed.
RINGAROOMA CONSTITUENCY. RINGAROOMA, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 9 January 1900
RINGAROOMA CONSTITUENCY. RINGAROOMA, Monday. Mr. R. Ward Steephens, late o@ Straits islands, but now a resident of this district, is a candidate for the Ringarooma district at the general elec tion. In an interview with him he in formed the "Examiner" correspondent that he will open his political cam paign at Scottsdale during the coming weck, proceeding thence to Ringa rooma, Alberton, Branxholm, Derby, Pioneer, and Gladstone. At each place he will give the electors a clear account of his political views. He will be tied to no party, but .will advocate a strong progressive policy, more especially; local requirements.
CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 9 January 1900
--G------?.... "An Auatralian IMan" writes on the belated question of British suzerainty over the Transvaal, contending that it was entirely abrogated by the 1SS4 treaty. We have no space for a dis cussion on the subject, which is but one phase of the larger question of whether Britain or Bocr is to be su preme in South Africa. The invasion of British territory by the Boer has settled, ar a controversial point, the question of suzerainty and all the so phisticated arguments with which it is interwoven. If, however, there was no such thing since SS84, as contended by our correspondent, it is at least singular that the last Boer communica tion demanded its abolition as a con dition to the granting of the franchise,
CONFERENCE OF CHRISTIANS. ON THE WEST COAST. ZEEHAN, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 9 January 1900
CONFERENCE OF CIIRIS TIANS. ON THE WEST COAST. ZEEHAN, Monday. The annual conference of Christians is being held for the first time at Zeehan. Evangelistic meetings have been held at Montagu since Sunday, and will continue until Wednesday, in clusive. The meetings are being well attended, and a number of gentlemen from other parts are delivering appro priate addresses. These include Messrs. Bond, Grove, Grubb, Stephen Margetts, and Alexander Clerke, of Launceston. In Japan vaccination is compulsory, and the Government makes its own lymph and issues it free of charge. Re vaccination at stated periods is also rigidly enforced. Only calf lymph is used. In Spain alone some of the best men -those who doubted and questioned, and without doubting there can be no progress-were eliminated during three centuries at the rate of 1000 a year.
MINISTERS ON TOUR. STANLEY, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 9 January 1900
MINISTERS ON TOUR. STANLEY, Monday. The Ministerial party arrived at Stanley yesterday. They were driven round the district to-day, and were agreeably surprised at the importance of the place. Nothing definite has been settled with the V.D.L. Company in reference to the. granting of the neces sary land for the proposed breakwater.
TELEPHONE EXCHANGE. GORMANSTON AND NORTH LYELL. QUEENSTOWN, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 9 January 1900
TELEPHONE EXCHANGE. GORMANSTON AND NORTH LYELL. QUEENSTOWN, Monday. The chairman of the Chamber of Commerce (Mr. W. P. Calder) wired to Mr. H. V. Bayly in reference to' the de lay in connection with the Gormanston and North Lyell conhection with the telephone exchange, that being the un derstanding on0 which subscribers joined, an extra £1 per year being asked. 'The reply received stated that the switchboards' were 'ordered from England last April, and that when the exchanges at North Lyell and Gorman ston were complete connection can only be given at an increased cost, This is the reply given after guaranteeing subscribers that connection should be given and taking their money. The places are distant only three miles from Queenstown, and the exchange is useless without them. The result is that most subscribers state they will not pay up any more, so that the ex change will become a white elephant and the heavy expenditure incurred a dead loss to the country.
CENTRAL DIVISION. DORDRECHT REOCCUPIED BY THE BOERS. LONDON, Jan. 7. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 9 January 1900
CENTRIAlAL )IVISION. .DORDRECHT REOCOUPIED BY TIHE BOERS. LONDON, Jan. 7. As a result of the reconnaissance north of Dordrecht, Montmorency's scouts, attached to Sir W. F. Ga.tacre's force,. had been left in occupation of the town;. which is five miles north of the railway line connectingSterkstroom with the coal-fields at Indwe. Some time previously this line was destroyed by the Boers, but since Sir W. F. Gat acre's recent operations in the neigh bourhoodi of Dordrecht the railway has been restored to' working order. It was now announced on Saturday that 7Montmorency's scouts had retired upon the railway line from. Dordrecht, and occupied Bird's Siding, about half way between Sterkstroom and Indwe, and also Indwe. The Boers have now 'reoccupied Dord recht.
WESTERN FRONTIER. KURUMAN FALLEN. GARRISON TAKEN. LONDON, Jan. 8. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 9 January 1900
WESTERN FRONTIER. KURUM1AN IFALLTEN. GARRISON TAKEN. LONDON, Jan. 8. A fortnight ago news was received from Kuruman, a mission station in Bechuanaland, about 90 miles south west of Vryburg, that the siege had been raised. During the previous month the town was attacked by 500 Boers, the assault lasting continuously for six days. The town was defended by a few of the Cape Mounted Police and by the loyal farmers of the district, and so deter mined was the resistance they offered that the enemy was repulsed, with the loss of 30 killed and 28 wounded, the British casualties being few. Further fighting took place subse quently, in which the residents were assisted by Bechuanas (natives), and the Boers were again driven off with loss. I The Boers, however, returned in great force and bombarded the town on Monday, and in the evening the garrison, consisting of 120 mounted police with 12 officers, had to surrender to the larger force. Ffteen of the police were wounded in the engagement.
THE GARRISON. VERY HARD PRESSED. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 9 January 1900
' THE GARRISON. VERY HARD PRESSED. Sir George White heliographed the following message at 1 p.m.: - "The enemy has been beaten off, but is still round me in great numbers." At 3.30 o'clock the attack was re newed with great vigour, and Sir George White reported: The sun then failed for heliographing, which was thus stopped at a time of considerable concern.