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Correspondence. [The Editor does not hold himself responsible for opinions expressed by correspondents.] THE BRUNNERTON DISASTER FUND. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
Correspondence. [The Editor does not hold himself respon .Bible for opinions expressed by corres .pondents.] THE BRUNNERTON DISASTER FUND, TO THE EDITOR. Sir,-The miners working on. the com panies' leases. viz., the Reefers Eureka, The Reefers Trident, and the Golden Zone North, have subscribed £9 10s on behalf of the bereaved ones through the Brunnerton Col liery disaster. Will you kindly take charge of the money, and hand the same over to the ~oper. authorities on behalf of the sufferers as a small token of sympathy from their -fellow men ?--Yours respectfully, JOHN WHITE, On behalf of the subscribers. Reefers Eureka, Kaigooorlie, April 10, 1896. [Amount received and handed over to the treasurer oftlhe fund.-Editor MINER.]
TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
TO THE EDITOR. SI,-In your issue of this date, I notice a letter signed by the manager of the Leviathan Battery re my letter of 9th inst. Allow me to mention for the benefit of those who may be in doubt as to the meaning a "d accuracy of my letter, that I shall be pleased to furnish them with full particulars res pecting the crushings on application to me inperson at the mine office.-Yours faith H. LEY HANCOCK, Mine: Manager. Golden Zone Gold Mining Co., No Liability. Kalgoorlie, April 14. 1896.
The Gold Returns. [BY TELEGRAPH.] PERTH, April 10. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
The Gold Returns. (BY TELEGRAP1E.1 PERTH, April 10. The gold returns for March 'are as fol lows : Yield. Value. oz dwtigr £ s. d.. Murchison ... 4,894 2 20 18,597 14 9 Coolgardie ... 4,643 16 11 17,646 10 6 Pilbarra ... 957 0 0 3,636 12 0 Yilgacn ... 559 17 22 2,127 17 1 Dundas ... 21 0 0 79 16 0 Ashburton ... 9 0 0 34 4 0 Total ... 11,084 17 5 42,122 9 4 The returns for February showed that the amount entered for export during the month was 17,922ozs 5dwts 21grs, there being a decrease, therefore, last month of 4 887ozs 7dwt 16grs.
TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
TO THE EDITOR. SIR?,--e my letter of yesterday appearing in this morning's issue, showing the results of the recent crushings from the Golden Zone Mine, I notice that the following pas sage is open to convey a very different im pression than it was intended to, viz.: "The assays were made by Mr A. J. " MacGeorge, and I consider are about right " in the first instance, but I think some error "has occurred in the last assay. The assays "may be right as far as the amount of gold in "each parcel is concerned, but probably the " numbers of the assays have been confused.' The first two lines are liable to allow the ordinary reader to imagine that the assays as made are not perfectly correct, while, as a matter of fact, they are absolutely exact. What is meant by *'The assays . .. are about right" is that the result is about what I expected it would be. In referring to the latter assays, I mention that " probably the numbers of the assays have been confused." I must, in fairness to Mr MacG...
TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
TO THE EDITOR. SIR,-Mr Hancock, in his letter appearing in your issue of to-day, says he has proved the correctness of his statement as to value?. of concentrates and.tailings as published in your issue of the 9th, viz., concentrates 13dwts, tailings 2oz 7dwts. To me it appears almost impossible that the tailings should be so much richer than the blanket sand or con centrates, and I am quite satisfied that it is the other way about. .Mr Hancock received the samples from me clearly marked, and for warded them to Mr McGeorge under fresh covers without any .distinctive marks. I have had the tailings carefully assayed, re sult, 14dwts 23grs, which showes a far better extraction through the battery than would appear from Mr Hancock's statement.-I am. Sir, yours faithfully, THE MANAGER, Leviathan Battery. Kalgoorlie, April 10, 1896.
BALAGUNDI MINING NOTES. BALLAGUNDI, APRIL 13. PARIS GIFT. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
BALAGUNDI MINING NOTES. [FROM oUR oWN CORRESPONDENT.] BALLAGUNDI, APRIL 18. PARIS GIFT. The owners have now started to cut down both the main shaft and the north shaft, as neither of them were found to be large enough to allow of the work being carried on with safety, the maini shaft being now down 200ft. The underground tank which had just been completed before the recent heavy fall of rain was filled and overflowing, but is now not nImrothahiiialm;~i nd will pro bably be dry Wnpother fqrtnjght.. It has a holding cipac O 6 of60;?00 gablons in round numbers. "PAIns GIFT EXTENDED. This property, which was lately secured by an Adelaide syndicate, is being quietly and spstefmatieally developed, and if the lode should'.be proved to be as rich at a depthias it is att.he 25ft letel, 'our Adelaide friends may 'congratulate 'themselves upon having secured a really good thing, ,THE BANQUET. Cross-cutting at a delith of 25ft, a splendid lode has been gone through. The lodeis 12ft wide and car...
Golden Zone Crushings. THE MANAGER'S STATEMENT. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
Golden Zone Crushings. THE MANAGER'S STATEMENT. TO THE EDITOR. Sir-I beg to advise you that two parcels of ore from the Golden Zone mine, of 20 tons each, have been crushed at the Levia than battery. On February 24 20 tons of gold-bearing material yielded 16oz. In fair ness to the mine, to shareholders, and lease holders on the northern end of the Hannans belt, I wish to state that the 20 tons was by no means picked stone, but was taken from the face of the drive, some 8ft to 4ft wide, and consisted foir iibh6-1 he g~ i th pmrt'ob lode for mation, in which the -gold is much finer than in the quartz,,and in addition, owing to the soft earthy nature of the formation, the slimes were greater and thicker, conse quently a lot of the dine gold passed away or floated on top of the slimes without ever touching the plates. Hence the result--. 20 tons yielded 16oz smelted. Concentrated assayed-3oz 7dwt per ton. Tailings " loz 9dwt "' The second crushing, which cleaned up on 3March 21, consist...
Mining News. HANNAN'S CENTRAL. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
Mining News. HANNAN'S CENTRAL. This promising property passed from Ade laide to London ownership last Monday, when the formal transfer of management took place. In future the mine will. be known as the Lake View and Boulder Junc tion. The Britisher has once more secured a valuable property, admirably situated, and well advanced in systematic development. The late company, as soon as formed last September, set about their, work energeti cally, and sent over Mr J. J. East, F.G.S., as manager. During his term of office eight shafts, aggregating nearly 800ft, have been sunk. A main shaft is down 92ft, and square timbered. Nearly 400ft of crosscuts and levels'have been driven, and four strong lodes discovered. Three of the lodes are gold bearing, and improving in depth. Satis-: factory assays have been obtained:from the faces, and also from the large paddock of stuff won in drivinig 80ft along the eastern lode. This lode, which experts claim to be the Lake View lode, is developed against...
Share Market. TUESDAY'S ADELAIDE MARKET. (BY URGENT WIRE.) ADELAIDE, April 14. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
Share Market. TUESDAY'S ADELAIDE MARKET. (BY URGENT WIRE.) ADELAIDE, April 14. Block 45, 14s Boulder North Extended, 2s lid Three Colonies Extended, 5s 7d Bank of England, 16s Norseman, 74 Ivanhoe, 44s id, 45s, Lake View, 74s, 76s Ccensus, 13s 6i, 13s 9d Premier, buyer i is !dd Boulder, £7 15s 6d, £7 17s Maritana, 14s 9+)d, i5s Bolder Central, paid 6s Gd', 7s Ivanhoe South Extended, 38s 6d, las 8d Brown Hill Junctions, $s 10d 4s Croesus Proprietary, is 7}d, is Ed
Mining Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
Minilng Notes. It is probable that an experienced mining manager from Bendigo will assume the coam mand of the Maritana mine before very long. %.The lode in the Florida lease on the Em press of India line has been erosscutted, and found to be 26ft wide. The lode material carries fair gold. After long delay, and much agitation. tenders (returnable 25th inst.) have been, called for the establishment of a weekly mail service between Kanowna and the Hit or Miss mHayes). The crosscuts at the 200ft and 300ft levels of Hannan's Reward, are being pushed on very rapidly. Both have been let on contract and the work is being carried on as speedily as possible. Two assays made from the ore taken front the 12ft lode opened up at the 65ft level of the Sovereign Syndicate's leases on the Cor sair line of lede, gave returns of 9oz 2dwt. and Sozs 2dwt 17gr per ton respectively. During the week three teams laden with mac .iunery intended for erection on the Kanowna G.M. Co.'s property passed through ...
Kanowna Municipal Council. FIRST MEETING. WHITE FEATHER, April 14. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
Kanowna Municipal Council. FIRST MEETING. WHITE FEATHER, April 14. Present :--The Mayor (Mr W. Lowes), who presided, and there were also present .Counciliors Barry, Batho, Baugh, Donnellan and Flynn. The business at this meeting was of a formal character. A number of designs for an official seal were submitted to the Council. The final selectiotn of the most appropriate was adjourned till next. meet- ing, which took place on the 8th inst at the Stock Exchange, when the Mayor and Councillors already mentioned again met. The minutes of. the last meeting hav ing been confirmed, and the correspond ence received, It was resolved, .on the motion of Cr Barry, seconded by Cr Batho, "'That the. design submitted by Mr B. F. Plumston, of Melbourne, be accepted, and that the Town Clerk be instructed to wire to Mr Plamston' to proceed with the seal as designed." Messrs Wallace and Reid were appointed to act as valuers of the rateable property in the Municipality on the motion of Cr Batho, second...
Public Meeting at Kanowna EXEMPTIONS OPPOSED. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
Public Meeting at Kanowna EXEAPTIONS OPPOSED. A public meeting was held;here on Satur day last to protest against the indiscriminate granting of exemption on leases in this dis trict. ' The Mayor (Mr Lowes) presided, and about 300 persons attended. After a few appropriate remarks the Mayor read a letter from Councillor Barry, wherein that gentle man expressed his entire sympathy with the object of the meeting, and regretted his inability to attend.. Councillor Donnellan addressed the meet ing. He said he felt the importance of the matter under 'consideration, at it so closely affected the miner, the chief mainstay of the community. Mr Hill, in addressing the Mayor, pointed out instances where miners had undertaken long journeys to fill engagements, only to find that within a day or so of starting work exemption had been granted. Mr S. Cochrane, efter some very cogent remarks, informed his audience that a list had been prepared for the signatures of persons out of work. He proposed t...
TINNED DOG. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
TINNED DOG, This vulgar and comprehensive designation covers in West Australia nearly every article of food put up in tins. Why? Can it be because the quality of many inferior makers is only fit tobe thrown to the dogs ! No. more wholesome or cheaper food is prepared than the Fresh Herrings, Herrings in Tomato Saude, Mackrel, and the various: Potted Meats. etc, exported by MACONOCHIE BROS.,. of London and Lowestoft, Purveyors to the Queen, who hold 139 Gold Medals for excellence of quality. Ash your Storekeeper for MACONOCHIE'S preparation. ,.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
pUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT. .'ENDERS are called: for LEASING the BARDOC SHAFT. Terms of Lease can be seen at Public Works Office, Ccolgardie, and at the Care taker's Tent,i;'d ;i - Tenders are returnable on Saturday, 25th April at noon. Neither highest nor any tender necessarily accepted. D . M A T T E I, Of Paper Buildings, Middle Temple, London, (Late Medical Officer Poole Hospital and British Hospital, Alexandria), HAs COMMsNCED PRACTICE And may be consulted at his Tent (Next Walsh's Store), Between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. J J. COTTER, M.P.S.. L.D.S., O CHasrT AND SURGEON DENTIST, Has Removed into New Premises opposite W.A Bank, Hannan-street. Prescriptions Acourately Dispensed with Purest Drugs. Teeth Extraction a Speciality. DR J. A. LANGDON (Edinburgh and Dublin), Registered in Western Australia, formerly Government Medical Officer Kimberley Gold Field, Surgeon of the Coromandel Hospital, New Zealand, BROAD ARROW. E H. B. MACARTNEY. B.C.E., Es Gov...
Warden's Court Business. NEW REGULATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
Warden's Court Business. NEW REGULATIONS. The following notice was on Tuesday posted at the Warden's Court : . The Police Court will sit every week day at 10 a.m. .The, Warden's Court will sit every week day excepting Mondays and Fridays, and local court days (the first Wednesday in every month), five minutes after the Police Court. rises. The first fifteen minutes in the Warden's Court will be devoted to ex parte applicatipns for protestion, injunction, taxing, &c. Then the undefended plaints will be taken, next the defended plaints, injunctions. &c.; next the objections to leases, &c., and then appli. cations for exemptions, those for one month taking precedence of those for longer periods. After the exemptions the applications for areas, water rights, &c., will be taken. A cause list will be made outeach Warden's Court day, and posted on :the,door of the Court House as soon as possible zafter 9 a.m., and parties having suits set down for hearing ar...
Balagundi Notes. BALAGUNDI, APRIL 14. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
Balagundi Notes.. (PROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) BALAGUNDI, APRIL 14. We have got a tri-weekly mail service now, which is a great boon to the district, and a townsite is badly wanted in this rising dis trict. There are several people who want to open business, but decline to start until a township is surve~ed by the Government. There is a large amountof traffic through here now to Kurnalpi, Bulong, Mount Monger, and several other new districts which are being opened up. A dam or bore is badly wanted in this dis trict as the nearest water is 13 miles distant, and the residents of the district are greatly handicapped in that respect. There .is a splendid opening here for a lore or water shaft, for besides supplying the residents the teams going to Kurnalpi and Bulong would draw their supply of water here instead of haying to go six miles past Bulong to the condensers at the lake. The various mines in the district are being steadily developed, and are opening up very well. At the Malver...
MINING. Mining News. THE BROWN HILL. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
MINING. Mining News. THEC BROWN HILL. Englishl and Australian mining men are watching with almost feverish interet the results of the Brown Hill method of milling the oreof the field. Owing to varicus causes the machinery has not been got into full swing so rapidly as was hoped, and already the public is becoming somewhat impatient. To the fields the Success or non-success of the plant means so much that the slightest whisper of how work is proceeding is listened to with interest. For this reason Mr Varden, the general manager of the mine, was inter viewed on Monday with a view to ob aining some authorative statement as to the progress made. and the chancesi pf the mill turning out well. Mr Varden was met at a happy monrent, the mill machinery being in full swing qpd the whole plant running smoothly. The whole operation of crushing, amalgamatinig and cyaniding was proceeding, and Mr Varden expressed the utmost confidencein the machinery. There had been numerous small alterations to ...
THE ROYAL MINT. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
THE ROYAL MINT. The matter of the injunction restraining the Coolgardie Royal Mint Company from working the mine came on for hearing before the Supreme Court in Perth on Monday. Mr E. G. S. Hare appeared for the Vendor Com pany, which is seeking to restrain the Eng lish purchasers from wprking the mine until they have paid for the property. After argu mnent the court decided in favor of the Vendor Company, and dismissed the appeal with costs. This iomAron -si;ns ' decisimon' mea that the English purchasers of the mine con not work the property or in any way interfere with it until they have completedhe sale by paying the money and shares agreed upon as the price of the mine.
VICTORIA. FATAL FALL INTO A SEWER. MELBOURNE, April 14. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 16 April 1896
VICTORIA. FATAL FALL INTO A SEWER. MELBOURNE, April 14. A terrible accident befell Thomas Coleman, a boy four years old, the son of the foreman on the steamer Koonowarra, at Port Mel bourne, to-day. The child was playing near a sewer, the shaft of which was covered, but a plank had been removed to allow a man to descend. The child ran across the placks. and disappeared, falling a distance of 50ft.' He was quite dead when found, and his head was completely smashed.