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Disasters at Sea. A STEAMSHIP FOUNDERS. London. February 15. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
Disasters at Sea. A STEAMSHIP FOUNDERS. London. Februarv 15. It is feared that the steamship Bulgaria, of the Hamburg- American line, has foun dered at sea. The vessel was Bighted a few days ago by the British steamer Wee hawken, which took off 25 women and children during a fierce gale. The storm increased and the Weehawken was forced to abandon tho Bulgaria, which was then in a sinking condition with still 65 persons on board. 'London, February 16. No tidings have been received of the Bulgaria, and it is now regarded as certain the vessel has foundered with the re mainder of the passengers and crew.
Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
Cricket. ' The following will represent Latrobe' against .Devonport, at Devonport, to morrow:— Anderson, Ritchie, T. Hogg, Lakin, King, Clarke, Cox, Home, Dunne, Johnson, and Moray. : The Devonport team1 will comprise: — P. Fanhon, H. Fannon, E. Reynolds, H. H. M'Fie, T. Laurance, F. Solomon, A. Cox, A. Steele, G. Murray, H. Littler, W. Poulter. The New Zealand cricketers have left Launceston for Melbourne in continuation of their tour. They were royally treated J in the northern capital, and left delighted with the hospitality extended to them. A 1 practical joker in the team caused some alarm before their departure. He' hid a bag containing the ' needful ' for the j trip, and only confessed after the captain, finding all efforts to find it useless, had sent for the police. t
Something to be Pitied. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
Something to be Pitied. TO THE EDITOR. Sir,-^Your local contemporary is in a sorry plight.' From being annoyed at its frequent ebullitions of petty spite and choice abuse, I have now come to regard it with sincere and deep-rooted pity. That the author of this high class journalism to which we have lately been treated is quite compos mentis, I cannot believe. This is the most charitable view I can take of the matter, as any other is calculated to arouse feelings of indignation and distrust in the minds of all right thinking men. Harmless lunacy the law allows to run its course, but where the public weal is endangered it takes the offender and provides him with food and lodging, but deprives him of the free exercise of his limbs or the opportunity to dip his pen in gall and pour out the vaporings of an overheated brain and an unbalanced mind. I am afraid the Aikenheadphobia from which your contemporary is suffering is likely to become of the latter dangerous kind. Its main object is d...
THE EQUITABLE BUILDING SOCIETY. Launceston. Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
THE EQUITABLE BUILDING ' SOOIETY. ' Launceston. Thursday. At the 29th annual meeting of the Equitable Building Society, held last even ing, the report and balance sheet were adopted. The balance sheet Bhowedthat after providing for interest due to deposi tors, making the usual allotment to share holders, deducting expenses of manage ment and writing off £125 14s 9d for losses incurred by bush fires, forced sales, etc, there remained to the credit of the profit' and loss account a balance of £2,089 8s 43, which the directors recom mended be carried forward to the next half-year. ,..',...,= , ? ' ; j
Marine Board of leven. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
Marine Board of leven. ' The following abstract of the accounts of the Marine Board of Leven for the year ending December 81, 1898, was published in the last issue of the ' Gazette ' : — Receipts. £ s d Balance from last account ... 27 16 4 ?Leven. Wharfage ? 72 9 6 Harbor Duos ? 19 12 5 Pilotage ? 9 15 6 Boat Licences ? 3 10 0 Penguin. Wharfage ... ' ? 4 19 9 Harbor Dues ? 13 3 3 Forth. Harbor Dues ... ' ... ... 0 .9 6 General. Towage Licence ... . ..'.,' 4 0 o :,\ ?-'' .*?''?..'_-» 'il56 16' 3 . Expenditure.'- .. . - ''. ? , 'Leven.i ? Repairs to wharves ? 1 13 0 Training wall ? .' ' ... 8-12-6 Miscellaneous .'..' ' ' ..T - ?' ...' 0 6.0 Salary, Harbor Master'' ' ? 8 .0; 0 Ditto, Tilot ... f... ? .'.. .. 9 15 ' 6 Repairs Beacons ? ,;1'13 9 , ? ' Penguin. ,'' -; Repairs wharves ? 1*14 8 Salary, Harbor Master , ... 7 10 0 1 Forth. ' = Repairs jetty ? ... 0 12 0 Salary, Harbour Mastor. .... 5 0-0 General. Printing ? ^,1 4 6 Bank^xchange ... '... '0 2.0 Salary, Master Warden .... 15 0...
POLICE APPOINTMENTS. Launceston, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
POLICE APPOINTMENTS. :?:??? ,......!? Launceston, Thursday. In this week's' Gazette ' there appeared ' fc notification to the effect that Superin tendent Boresford had been appointed - ? Bailiff of Commissioner E. D. Dobbie's : ?' ' Court, and some thought that this inferred : that Superintendent Scott was to retire. Messrs W. Hartnoll, R. W. Smith and M. J. Clarke, M's.H.A., waited on the Pre pier in Launceston to-day, and asked that Superintendent Scott be retained here. Sir Edward Braddon, in reply, said that nothing had taken place in the Cabinet by which it was decided that Superintendent Scott was to retire from the position he now holds. -: ? -
Tasmanian. LAUNCESTON SHARE MARKET. Launceston. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
. . . Tasmanian. , IAUN0E8T0N SHABE MABKET. '?'?,' ' Launceston. Wednesdav. The only sale reported on the Launces ton Stock Exchange to-day was in Cen ' ' ' tral Lyell at 8s. Launceston, Thursday. . There were no sales on the Launceston Stock Exchange to-day. The leading , quotations wore as follow : — Tasmania, b JE5 15s, b £6 ; Amalgamated West, b 2s 4d, a 2s 6d; Western, b 16s, s 20s ; Mag net, b 50s, s 62s ; Hercules, b 19s ; Lyeli, b £S 15s, s £8 17s ; Central Lyell, b 2s 4d, s 8s; Lyell Tharsis, b 28s; North Lyell, b 60s, s 67s 6d ; Crown Lyell, s 15s 8d ; Lyell Reserve, b 4s, s 4s 6d ; Mt. C* ' Black, b 5s lOd, s 6s 4d ; Red Hills, b 5s, \ s 7»; Briseis, b 24s 6d, s 28s; Mount ' 'JBisch6ff,b£81.
QUEENSLAND. DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT. THE PREMIER AND FEDERATION Brisbane, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
QUEENSLAND. ' DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT. THE PREMIER AND FEDERATION Brisbane, Thursday. Yesterday a 'Government Gazette' ex traordinary was issued, dissolving Parlia ment. Saturday, March 11, and Satur day, Maroh 18, have been fixed as the days for the general electon. The Premier (Mr J. R. Dickson), in his address to the electors, strongly urges that Queensland V should accept the Commonwealth Consti tution Bill, and become an original state in the Commonwealth. Federation, he states, must be kept free from party politics.
Disastrous Fire in Melbourne. HENTY'S BOND STORES DEMOLISHED. ENORMOUS DAMAGES. INSURANCES OVER £50,000. FATAL ACCIDENT TO A BOY. Melbourne, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
Disastrous Fire in Mel- ?? . ? bourne. ,. - :t ? *^— ? ' ?- ;-?. L: HENTT'S BOND STORES DEMOL- ' 'K ISHED. . ? ? ENORMOUS DAMAGES. INSURANCES OVER £50,000. ^ . ., }*, FATAL ACCIDENT TO A BOY.1 ' ?**- ' - _ Melbourne, Thursday. , Another disastrons fire broke out in the I city this afternoon, Henty's well known ' free bond stores in Flinders street being -, demolished. Nearly the whole strength — *- of the metropolitan fire force was on the spot a few minutes 'after- the alarm, ? but the conflagration had- -spread so rapidly that the task of saving the large Btores.was seen to be hopeless. . The , y efforts of the firemen were therefore di- ' rect^d to saving .the . adjoining, premises, and,, after 'four- hours hard fighting the flames were subdued. , , ,The .bond, stores were completely gutted. The large es tablishment of MeeBrs Blogg Bros., manu facturing chemists; narrowly escaped. The water supply- was-quite- inadequate to cope with a fire of such dimensions, ow ing to the unusua...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
Special Advertisements. J. , D. Hellewell, DENTIST, May be Consulted at Devonport, Tuesdays, at Laurence's, Chemist, 1.30 to 4.30. Ulyerstone, at Lawson's Hotel, Friday follow ing-First and Third Thursdays in -each month, 1 to 4.30. Sheffield; last Thursday in month, at Wilson's j^Hbtet. * s, ' _ ' Seatiatzyinall its braaohw. IwMonis FOURTH HALF-YEARLY 8TJMMEB S: A L E IN announcing m/ UsoaJ Clearing Sale for the Summer Sedsorf, I beg' to call your attention1 to the genuineness of the reductions made and the very great saving- you will make by taking advantage of this opportunity to sort np General Drapery at these Very SHECIAL Prices :— Ladies' Straw Hats, Is, 2s, 3s, and 4s, to 7s 6d, sale price, 6d, Is, 2s, 2a lid. Trimmed Hats. ~-i, 10s fid, 18s 6d ; sale price, 2s lid, 7s Cd, 12s lid. Trimmed Bonnets. 20s : sale price, 12s 6d. Black Satin de Lyon Capes, 45s; sale price, 29s 6d. Black Silk Capes, trimmed lace and jet, 13s 6d, 35s, 558, sale price, 9a lid, 19s 6d, 25s. Ladies' Ma...
DEFENDING THE SLANDERED. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
DEPENDING THE SLAN DERED. \ ' Now that we have so. effectually frus trated the futile but malignant attempt of our local contemporary to throw dust in the eyes of the public and impugn the highest motives of local justices of the peace, we arecalledupon in conclusion to answer another phase of the subject. Our contemporary, badly beaten in points of fact all through, in further exercising his well-known faculties for misrepresenta tion,' now geeks to have the. public believe that the contradictions and explanations furnished in these colomnB to his unfounded charge hare emanated from Mr Aikenhead. We can positively issufe the public that ire have neither seen nor heard from Mr Aikenhead in any way whatever in con nection with the matter, that gentleman evidently treating the accusations with the contempt they deserve. Our re marks were penned solely in theinterests of British fair play, which every member of the community is entitled to, and will have so far as the efforts of the' A...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
? Shipping. ? Union Line of Steamers. FOE MELBOURNE— PENGUIN, Wednesday, noon. FROM MKLBOGBNE— V For Devonport— PHNGUIN, This day. . ^ * ' FOB STDNEY TEKAPO, ThiB day, midnight. 'TAIERl.'Friday, 24th. FOR STRAHAN— PENGUIN, Saturday, 10 a.m. WAREATEA, Early. ' FOR NEW ZEALAND 'PORTS, \ FROM HOBART— TALUNE, This day. TARAWEBA, Fnday, 24th. JAMES MURRAY, ' Manager. *?;* ? James Paterson and Co's Iiiie. Proxa Dovo&port for Sycuioy. GLAUOUS leaves Friday, Feb. 17. , BASBY leaves Friday, Feb. 2i, 8 p.m. Agents— ; ? STANLEY, G. Tatlow. i'BUHNIE, Tasmanian Farmers' Coopera tive Association. W. A. PEARCE, Devonport. White Star Line of ?; Steamers. Tho 83 DORSET -- Leaves Launceston FRIDAY EVEN INGS for Devonport, Latrobe, Burnie,' Wynyard and Stanley, and 'leaves , Devonport for Launceston \VEDNES 'DAYS at 9 a.m. The SS AMY Leaves Launccston TUESDAY EVEN , INGS for Devonnort, Ulverstone, Pen guin, Burnie. Wynyard. and Stanley ; and leaves Devonport for Launceston^ MONDAYS, at 8 a.m. ...
Commercial. "The Advocate" Office, Thursday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
Commercial. j ' The Advocate ' Office, Thursday Evening. As many people have learnt to their cost, there is one business that is, to use a hackneyed phrase, a glorious uncertainty, that is, mining, and the most you can get is ' that it looks all right, but-you-never know what is under tho ground.' And to the cost'of those who are engaged in the potato business, both producing and deal ing, the same may be applied. If one could only regulate tho supplies, and send for ward, say, not more than 10,000 sacks per week, prices would keep fairly steady, but how to attain that standard has so far beaten all dealers. If the N.W. Coast were the only place sending potatoes for ward we possibly might keep some where in the vicinity, but when we find other places pouring in their quota, to gunge the quantity that may go forward each week is one of the problems that beat even the most know ing. As to prices, theso are on a par with quantities, and a rise takes place when we find buyers declaring ...