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COMMERCIAL. LONDON, Jan. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 10 January 1900
COMLEROCIAL. LONDON, Jan. 9.. Wool.-The arrivals total 195,500 liales, the quantity reported as having been forwarded 58,500 bales, and there are 141,000 bales available. The Tasmanian Woolgrowers' Agency Company, Limited, are in receipt of the following cablegrams from their Lon don agents, under date 8th inst.:-"The list of arrivals closed; total available, including old stocks, 141,000." Messrs. Chas. H. Smith and Co. re lort that a cable message received- by them advises that the list of arrivals for the wool sales, which open on 16th inst., has closed with a.total of 141,000 bales available, compared with same series of last year, when 171,733 bales were available. This shows a shortage of 30,733 bales.
RINGAROOMA. DERBY, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 10 January 1900
RINGAROOMA. DERBY, Monday. The residents of this district are much pleased! to learn that Mr. Henry Button is likely to reply in the affirma tive to a requisition to stand as a candidate for the forthcoming election fcs a representative in the House of Assembly. A requisition is now going round, and is being numerously signed, for presentation to Mr. Button. ALBERTON, Tuesday. Mr. Edward Stephens visited Alber ton to-day, and exprevscd his intention of standing for this district at the forthcoming election. He will meet the electors next week. Mr. Stephens has decided to reside at Ringarooma.
QUEEN MAB, BARK. ARRIVAL AT HOBART. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 10 January 1900
QUEEN MAB, BARK. ARRIVAL AT HOBART. The British bark Queen.Mab, 1027 tons, Captain W. H. Boxhall, from London, anchored below Sandy Bay Point at 2 p.m. on Monday, owing to contrary wind. The passage has been without incident, and occupied 116 days. Departure was taken from London on September 14, and on account of strong westerly gales the vessel put into, St. Helen's on the 24th, leaving again four days later. Forty-five days after sailing front St. Helen's the equator was crossed in 25deg. W. Several heavy gales were experienced, one as recently as Sunday on the Tasmanian coast, but no damage was sustained. The Queen Mab is consigned to the agency. of Messrs. Macfarlane, Bros., and Co., and brings 1800 tons of cargo. She was towed to a berth at the new wharf, Hobart, on0 Monday even ing. After discharging Hobart portion of cargo the Queen Mab leaves for Launces ton. On December 2, in 38%deg. S. and 0.20deg. W., the bark Caroora, bound from London to Brisbane was (says the "Mer cur...
WIND AND WEATHER. Yesterday, 9 a.m. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 10 January 1900
WIND AND WEATHER. Yesterday, 9 a.m. Laun'ceston.-Bar., 29.93; ther., 57; wind N.W., fresh. Overcast. Tamar Herds.-Bar., 29.95; ther., 57; wind W., light. Gloomy. Hobart.-Bar., 29.81; ther., 07; wind N.N.W., light. Fine, bright. Eddystone.-Wind N.W., fresh. Gloomy. Strahan.-Bar., 29.84; thei., 56; wind N.W., strong. Squally. Stanley.-Bar., 29.90; ther.., 01; wind N.E., light. Gloomy. Victoria.-Bar., 30.00; wind E., fresh. Cloudy. South Australia.-Bar., 30.00; wind S., light; Cloudy. New South Wales.-Bar., 30.10; wind N., light. Overcast. Chief Weather Bureau, Brisbane, Jan. 9. Special forecast for Tasmania and sur rounding regions: Colder, cloudy, to passing showers, rain in north, N.W. to S.W. winds, and rather rough sea on the west and south coasts of Tasmania. The winds over the open ocean anticipated during the next six days between Tasman's HI-ead and The Bluff will be westerly, changing to southerly. C. L. WRAGGD, Government Meteorologist.
RAILWAY STRIKE. PERTH, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 10 January 1900
RAILWAY STRIKE. PERfllE-J Tuesday. A strike has taken place on the rail ways, and all the trains throughout the colony ceased running to-day! Im menss inconvenience was experienced by the public. The trouble' arose through the dismissal of the locomotive engineer, Mr. Campbell. A deputation from the Fremantle railway employees waited' on Mr. Piesse, Minister of Rail ways, yesterday to ask him if the re port of the dismissal of the locomotive engineer was true. Mr. Piesse replied it was. All the engine-drivers and firemen have now gone out on strike.
A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 10 January 1900
A.N..t.. The fortnightly meeting of the Launces ton branch of the Australian Natives' As sociation was held last evening, the pre sident (Mr. J. H. Keatiit) in the chair. The hon. treasurer (Mr. W. Nobes) ten, tcred his resignation, on account of leav ing the city, and it was decided to invite nominations for the positions at next meeting, the assistant secretary (Mr. A. J. Vincent) being appointed to discharge the duties in the meantime. The secretary reported that Mr. F. Leslie Sly, a member of the committee, had re considered his decision to retire, and had resolved to continue In omeie. The president announced that the mat ter of compiling a syllabus mould be brought forward at next meeting. A quantity of routine business was transacted. BAT JONES' IXL JAMS.*
THE BEVERAGE OF THE PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 10 January 1900
THE BEVERAGE OF THE PEOPLE. Let us glance at the ordinary break fast beverages of the people. Tea, even if properly infused, is only a stimulant. It is not a nourishing beverage, and as usually decocted is washy, trashy, and deletorious. Coifee, even when of. the best, and prepared in perfection as you will find in the East, where Mahommedans are forbidden by their religion to use al cohol, is only a cardiac or heart stimu lant. It increases for a short time the power of that organ without being in any sense of the word a nourishing beverage. Cocoa.-The ordinary cocoa is not by any means a -nourishing beverage. Its good qualities either in the Eng lish or foreign varieties are smothered in starch and sugar that induce and promote indigestion. Dr. Tibbles' Vi-Cocoa'is a nourishing beverage, containing four great re storers of vitality, Cocoa, Kola, Hops, and Malt. It stands out as a builder up of tissues, a promoter of vigour and in short it has all the factors which make robust heal...
EXPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 10 January 1900
EXPORrrS. Jan. 9-Wakatipu, s.,. for Sydney via Eden. For Sydney-715 ingots tin, 140 bdls willows, 1506 bags chaff, 105 bags wheat, 2 bags tares, 23 bags peas, 1S bls skins; 226 bls wool, 171 boards, 51 hitches, and 68 pcs blackwood, 574 bags bark, 3 bdls bentwood, 4 ess lemons, 205 bls straw, 13 cess empty bottles, and sundries. For Eden-102 bags chaff. Jan. 9-Coogee, s., for Melbourne. 539 .ingots tin, 395 bags oats, 75 crates empt> acid jars, 375 bags bran, 63 bags pollard, 11.0 bags rye, 60 bls wool, 96 ces fruit, 1 horse, 16 bdls skins, and a small quan tity of sundries.
COASTERS—OUTWARD. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 10 January 1900
OOASTE RS-OUTWARD. Jan .9-Yambacoona, s., 200 tons, J. An thou, for King Island via the N.W. Coast ports. Passengers, 10. Cargo-General. san. 9-Dorset, s., 120 tons, W. Holyman, for the N.W. Coast ports. Passengers, 10. Cargo-General.
HUDDART-PARKER'S STEAMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 10 January 1900
HUDDART-PARKER'S STEAMERS. Inward. - From Melbourne: - Friday, Coogee, s., due at 11 a.m. From Sydney: -At Hobart-Friday, Moura, s., ex petted. From New Zealand:-At Hobart Frida3 PQLh, Zealandia, e., expected. Outward. - For Melbourne: - Saturday, Coogoo, s., leaves at 2 p.m. From Hobart -Friday, 26th, Zealandia, s., leaves. For Sydney:-From Hobart-Saturday, Moura, s., leaves.
THE SHELLS FELL RAPIDLY [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 10 January 1900
THE SHELLS FELL RAPIDLY On the left side of the roadway, and even among the transport wagons, but happily they did not burst. The situation, however, was extremely dangerous, and the oflicers ordered the suen first to the right hand of the roadway and ultimately right into the fields. At this point TIHINGS WERE CRITICAL. We were all running a few yards and then falling flat on the ground as the shells came hissing along. To add to the conifusion, some Boers with Man sers got on the rocks on our flank and opened fire, but their shots fell soni& what short, although the ricochet of the bullets, as they bounded along,with their ominous sound, was, to say the least, disagreeable. Ultimately we got over the brown hill and were comparatively safe, although shells still hovered around our heads. Some three miles out of Molteno the Boer fire ceased, and the column, strag gling along, REACHED MOLTENO SAFELY, After cne of the hardest and most dis astrous pieces of work in the annals o...
FURTHER PARTICULARS. MOST DISASTROUS PIECE OF WORK. IN THE ANNALS OF BRITISH HISTORY. (Reuter's Special Service.) MOLTENO, Dec. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 10 January 1900
FURTHIIER PARTICULARS. S -- S. MOST. DISASTROUS PIECE OF WORK. IN THE ANNALS OF BRITISH A HISTORY.- A (Renter's Special Service.) L MOLTENO, Dec. 11. I am now enabled to give further particulars of the disastrous engage- L meat at Stoeiberg on Sunday morning, *a description of which I have already A wired. Our experience is not likely to be elfaced for many a day. At A Putter's Krnal all were up at daybreak on Saturday morning A PREPARING FOR THE EXPEDI TION, Alnd all day the transports of men were being harried ,down to the railway sid ing for entrainment to Moiteno, where L 'the train was left and the real, hard work of tihe day cemimeced. The general and sla-il, the newspaper p correspondents, and some hundreds of tl Northuntherlands left Putter'-s Kraal at c about two o'clock preceded by an ar- C mnoured train, arriving at Moltono at C live o'clock. Here we waited until all C the men, guns, etc., had arrived. In ( the meantime the men were regaled C with 'tea and refreshments by...
ADDITIONAL DETAILS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 10 January 1900
ADDITIONAL DETAILS. When the attack was made by the Highland Brigade it was met by the most terrible cross fire it is possible to imagine. The whole hill 'suddenly blazed forth with musketry. It was still very dark, though the first streaks of a grey morning were beginning to appear. The Boer signalmen announced to the enemy the approaching presence of our troops by flashing a lantern in their faces. The Gordons, who ad vanced later on with great dash, spread themselves out over a wide area, utilis ing every inch of cover. They reso lutely went forward, firing steadily and coolly, and thus they crept to within a close distance of the enemy, and, finding a certain amount of shelter, they held their ground againot a heavy fire. The distinguished regiment added another laurel to Its long list of honours. - The honours of the day, however, be longed chiefly to the artillery. who dur ing the greater portion of the fight were constantly under a galling rifle fire. The gunners worked with ...