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A HARD CASE. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 7 June 1892
A HARD CASE. SOME few days back a bushman, suffering from rheumatics, took refuge in the shop o£ Messrs. Richardson and Maync, blacksnutlis, &c., Longreach, On the morning following the last niglit he stayed there, one of the firm abovementioned noticed that he was much ?worse, and informed the policc of the fact. The unfortunate man, with the assistance of a constable, managed to reach the polico bar racks, where he was examined by the local doctor, who, after an interview with the ser geant, decided the man's case was not of suffici ent severitv to warrant an order for his admis sion to the ilnrcaldine hospital and incurring the expense of his transit. In addition to being unwell the man was " hard up," in fact was starving. The police, however, came to the rescue, subscribed the money lor liis passage, and paid for liis board until lie uould be put on the train.
BARCALDINE BREWERY. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 7 June 1892
BAItCALDINE HHEWERY. MR. CBONIN lias merged his private specu lation in this direction into a limited liability company of 3000 shares of £1 each. The shares -were offered to the public at Barcaldine on Tuesday morning and during the day, the acting secretary (Mr. Downes) received appli cation for 3800, being 800 in excess of the number to be allotted. Messrs. J. Cronin, P. M'Louglilin, and A. Parnell have been ele&lt; provisional directors. The companj^apg for a section of land east of the wo works, and completed arrangement] M'Louglilin for laying water on f ery. The plans of the bi ready for some time, and du contract was let to Messrs. * land, of Barcaldine. The l two stories with tower at j face the railway line fron dock now used as a and the site was i and contractors onf be done by steam, t of rather large an engine to vn for cooling the 1 will also be av ' who rcqulj^ij cveiyQiixig i
ALTERATION IN TRAINS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 7 June 1892
ALTERATION IN TRAINS. THE Railway Commissioners have decided to abolish the Sunday trains on the Central Rail way, and the new time-table will shortly be brought into operation. By this change the mail train will leave, Rocklianiy>Um on Monday night as at present, reaching Longreach on Tuesday afteraocfi; but it will return from Longreach on Wednesday instead of Thursday. It will leave Rockliainpton again on Thursday night, arriving at Longreach at 5 p.m., and re turn from that place on Saturday morning at 10.45, reaching Rockliampton on Sunday at 6.10 a. m.
TO COORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 7 June 1892
TO COKKESrOXDENTS. R. ANDERSON, Welford Lagoons: We cannot say whether Limerick or Londonderry was called the " maiden city" after Sarsfield's treaty. Limerick was the last stronghold of the revolution in Ireland. In 1690 William III. unsuccessfully assaulted the city, but it capi tulated to General Ginckel in 1691. The treaty made then was violated by the dominant Pro testant party towards the close of the seven teenth century, and this has given to the city of Limerick the name of "The City of the Violated Treaty." Londonderry, on the other liand, fought ;igainst King James, and thir teen apprentices of the city closed its gates, and the citizens held it from April to August, 1691, being in a state of siege 105 days.
A SHEARER AT SALTERN. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 7 June 1892
A SHEARER AT SALTERN. A SHEARED at Saltern Creek 6ays that the shearing is going on very well. In twenty minutes after the shed opened every man was in his place. The same writer says it is won derful the number of travellers who call at the shed, apparently in a distressful condition. The men had not been at work two dayq before a delegate from the Union office was down on them collecting the spondulix in the shape of levies and selling tickets to keep in idleness the horde of loafers who are now holding bil lets at the expense of the the working men. Our correspondent says he would like to have refused his subscription, but for the sake of peace and quietness he had to " ante up" like the rest.
Longreach Police Court. ABUSIVE LANGUAGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 14 June 1892
Xiongreach Police Court. [ABUSIVE LANGUAGE. ON Wednesday, before the P.M. (Sir. Mac artliur), P. M'Sharry sued J. O'Donoliue for using abusive and insulting language. De fendant pleaded not guilty, but after the evidence of complainant and one witness had been taken, the accused was fined £2, or one month in Rockliampton gaol. Tlie fine was paid. WAGES CASE. Bridget Maliar sued Charles Morris for £4 15s. 4d., for work and labor performed. In this case Mr. Fitigerald appeared for the com plainant, and Mr. Major for the defendant. The complainant, Mrs. Kessler, and Charles Dove gave evidence for tlie prosecution, and C. Morris and wife for the defence. The case resulted in 'a verdict for the comj.Wnant fev amount claimed ; witnesses' expenses 15s., costs of court 3s. 6d., professional costs 21s.; in default, levy and distress. DHOKKEKKESF. On Saturday morning, before Mr. Sharwood, 4.P., Michael Corbett, charged with drunken ness and obscene language, was fined £3, or one month in Rock...
Barcaldine Small Debts Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 14 June 1892
Barcaldine Small Debts Court. William Henderson v. J. M'Lougliliii. In this case, heard last Friday before the Police Magistrate, plaintiff sued for £7 10s., wages due to him and damages for unlawful dis missal. Plaintiff was engaged as clerk ^o J. M'Louglilin during temporaiy absence c : the accountant, H. A. Hawthorne. Plaintiff agreed to act as clerk for £3 a week from 4th May un til 17th May. Subsequently defendant arranged to keep plaintiff till tlie 23rd May. In cross examination it was endeavored to show that plaintiff was not engaged at a fixed salary. G. A. Hodgson, manager Bank of N. S. Wales, gave evidence that defendant had given in structions by letter to him to recognise plaintiff as confidential clerk. R. A. Mackenzie gave evidence that plaintiff was conducting busi- i ness for defendant; H. Pcut gave similar evidence. Plaintiff acknowledged having re ceived £3 on account wages. Verdict for plaintiff for £4- 10s. 6d. balance due, and £1 15s. costs. No damages allowed....
DISTRICT LAW COURTS. Barcaldine Police Court. MINOR CHARGES. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 14 June 1892
DISTRICT LAW COURTS. Barcaldine Police Court. MINOR CHARGES. On June 6, James Pleuit, charged with in decent language, was fined £2, or one month. James Humphries pleaded guilty to illegally using a horse the property of J. Flanagan, and ?was fined £1 and costs, or a week. On the 9th instant, before Mr. J. Cronin, J.P., Richard Driscoll and R. M'Sprinter, for drunkenness, were reprimanded and discharged. On the 10th instant, before the P.M., Thomas Kolley was fined £1 for disorderly conduct, and Arthur Wheeler for same o'ffence was dis charged with a caution. On Saturday, Annie Walters, charged by Jane Egan with insulting language, did not appear, and the plaintiff not being in attendance, the case was struck out.
ODDFELLOWS' MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 14 June 1892
ODDFELLOWS' MEETING. A LARGELY attended meeting of persons interested in the formation of an Oddfellows' Lodge in Longreach was held in the Town Hall on Tuesday evening last In addition to residents several visitors from Barcaldine were present, including Messrs. J. Howard, C. H. Fysli, W. C. Faulkner and R. Ross. Mr. English, having been unanimously voted to the diair, in a neat speech explained the object of the meeting, and dilated at some length on the advantages to be derived by either elderly or young men i,. -oming members of the Order. Messrs. Howaifa (Barcaldine) and W. Kewley (Blackall) also spoke briefly to the same point. Mr. Kerr proposed, Mr. Ayling seconded, and it was carried unanimously " That it isdesir able that a branch of the Order be established in Longreach." Mr. fysh then read an extract from the report of a meeting recently held in Ipswich, which showed the number of taein bers good on 'the boobs In Queensland at the - end of 1890 to be 6167, the ((rose * .a...
LONGREACH IMPROVEMENTS: [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 14 June 1892
LONGREACH IMPROVEMENTS/ THE Western Brewery Co., owing to increased business, are enlarging their premises.-The Primitive Methodist Clrnrch is in frame, and, before the end of current week, will be in an advanced stage of completion.-Mr. Davis this week signed the contract for a residence for Mr. Lucas of this town, and, from the plan, when completed, it will be an imposing structure. The building is to be erected on six feet blocks, so that it will be rather a de parture from the ordinary style of building in the town.-The extensive improvements to the Commercial Hotel arc nearly completed, and the bar is to be converted into a circular one, the plan for which was prepared some time ago, and, when completed, it will be a hand some piece of work.-The blocks and ground plates for the new police quarters have been placed in position, and I hear that during the week the building will be in frame.-Mr. T. L. Forbes has accepted the tender of Messrs. Willett & Baker for the erecti...
DEBATING SOCIETY AT ALPHA. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 14 June 1892
DEBATING SOCIETY AT ALPHA. On Monday evening, the 30tli May, a meet ing was held at the schoolroom at Alplia, for the purpose of forming a debating class. It was unanimously carried that a class be formed, and that it be railed the "Alpha Mutual Im provement Society." The Rev. C. Briggs was appointed president, and Mr. E. Laughran vice-president. The first subject brought up for debate was " Ought Capital Punishment to be Abolished," which was adjourned until Fri day evening, and another subject taken, viz.: " Intemperance. Its Cause: Supply or De mand." Mr. Briggs took up "Supply," and Mr. Murphy "Demand." A few other mem bers also spoke on the subject. On it being put to the meeting the vote was given in favor of" Demand" by a majority of five. On FH day evening, the 3rd inst., the adjourned debate on the abolition of capital punishment was again entered upon. Mr. A. J. Kidd and Mr. Loughran opened for its abolishment, and Messrs. Murphy, P. £. Nagel, W. J. Lyons, and Rev. C. Brig...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 14 June 1892
Bftnk VotlOM. Ihe Queensland National Bank. Limited. Incorporated under the Companies Act of 186S.) Bankers to the Government of Queensland. Authorised Capital £2,000,000 Subscribed Capital £1,600,000 Paid-up Capital £800,000 Reserve Fund £486,000 Directobb: HON. F. H. HART, M.L.C., Chairman. Hon. BOYD D. MOREHEAD, M.L.A. 8m ARTHUB H. PALMER, K.C.M.G., M.L.C. A. B. WEBSTER, ESQ. Auditobs: FRANCIS Q. 80DTHERDEN, Esq. TO. ROBERTSON STRONG, ESQ., C.A. SOMCITOBB. MESSES. HART & FLOWER. GENERAL MANAGES : EDWARD ROBERT DHUEY, C.M.G. GENERAL MANAGER'S OFFICE. Secretary: D. GEO. STUABT, Sub-Inspectors of Branches: F. J. O'FLYNN. ALEX. Steuabt. Branch Accountant: G. H, Pbitchahd. BEAD OFFICE BRISBANE. Manaoer: H. W. GLENNT. Accountant: JOHN BROWN* BRANCHES. LONDON OFFICE: 29 Lombard-Street, E.C. LOCAL DIBECTOBS: E. 8. DAWES, Esq. TICART GIBBS, Est). R. M. STEWART, ESQ. C. E. BABNETT, ESQ. MAKAoeb : J. W. DICKINSON (acting). BANKERS : THE BANK OF ENGLAND. THE CONSOLIDATED BANK, LIMITE...
FATAL OCCURRENCE AT BOWEN DOWNS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 14 June 1892
FATAL OCCURRENCE AT BOWEN DOWNS. OUR correspondent at Ilowen Downs writing on 4th June says :-A man named M. O'Donnell, but whose proper name is supposed to be P. Toohev, arrived here a few aavs ago, and, from Ins appearance, seemed to be very hard up. Be got rations in the usual way, and went to the travellers' hut; be was subject to fits, and it is supposed that while in one of them he fell into the iire and burnt his left elbow and hip. He came up to the station and got some dressing for it, and did not seem to mind it much. I am told he was found early on Friday morning lying out in the road with very little covering, and, as Thurs day night was very cold, he must have suffered much, as he was quite stiff when carried into the hut. He appeared in an unconscious state, and word was sent to Aramac for police and mcdical assistance; but, before either arrived, the man died. All that could be done was done, but he never spoke after being carried into the hut. A constable arrived abo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 14 June 1892
Special Advertisements. NEW ZEALAND LOAN AND MER CANTILE AGENCY 00. LTD. Capital authorised ... £4,560,000 " subscribed ... 4,000,000 " Paid-up ... 862,612 Reserve Fund ... 330,000 Reserved Profits ... 8,820 £1,201,462 HEAD OFFICE : Portland House, Basinghall-street, LONDON, E.G. HEAD OFFICE IN AUSTRALIA : Collins-street West, MELBOURNE. GENERAL MANAGER : David Elder. INSPECTOR OF PASTORAL PROPERTIES : William Oliver. WITH BRANCHES IN: SYDNEY, ADELAIDE, BRISBANE, And throughout NEW ZEALAND. BOCKHAMPTON OFFICES & STORES William-Street. LIVE STOCK AGENTS, CUSTOMS, FORWARDING, & GENERAL MERCANTILE AGENTS. Large Stocks of GENERAL STATION SUPPLIES kept. WOOL and PRODUCE received for ship ment to, and sale by, nil our SOUTHERN Offices (where AUCTION SALES are regu larly held) or forwarded on to LONDON for nalisation. TOTAL WOOL IMPORTED INTO LONDON during 1890 by the COMPANY'S OFFICES, 96,016 BALES. 106,313 bales of Wool sold in Syd ney, Melbourne and Adelaide by the Compa...
SERIOUS ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 14 June 1892
SERIOUS ACCIDENT. SHORTLY after one o'clock on Saturday after noon, a serious and painful accident occurred to Mrs. Field, wife of B. Field, blacksmith and wheelwright of Longreach. From what we can gather the circumstances are as follows The unfortunate woman was engaged in clean ing a Btove, when her clothes became ignited. Upon finding herself on fire she rushed into the bedroom and came out? again. Mr. D. Grimwood, one of Mr. Field's employees, luck ily noticed the occurrence and rushed to Mrs. Field's assistance, managing to quench the flames by wrapping a bag round her. By this time others arrived on the scene, and on pro ceeding to the bedroom found it in flames, which were speedily quenched. Dr. Hewer was quickly in attendance, and found that Mrs. Field had sustained severe burns on the legs and lower parts of the body, the most serious being on the right thigh. She is also suffering from a shock to the syBtem, but according to latest accounts was progressing favorably.
STOCK AND STATION REPORT. CHAMPION Office, Monday, 10 p.m, [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 14 June 1892
STOCK 0 STATION REPORT. CHAMPION Office, Monday, 10 p. THE weather since last report has been change able. On Sunday it was very cold, with a freezing wind from the 60Uth. Yesterday it changed to strong N.E. weather with clouds like rain. There has been some activity in trade with the port, and to relieve the goods traffic a special goods train lias been running up to Barcaldine every evening, leaving at 6 a.m. next day. The wool trucked from this depot during the week was 519 bales. Of thiB 51 bales were from the Woolscouring Works, 21V from Coreena, 97 from Saltern Creek, and 151 from Albilbah. Of the scoured wool 11 bales were from Beaconsfield, and 40 from Manilla. The first load of wool from Mr. Shakspeare's grazing farm was delivered at the Woolscouring Works yesterday. Messrs. Marshall & Co. sent forward 50 hides and 9 bales sheepskins; Lucas & Co. & Lloyd-Jones, 3 bundles kangaroo skins; H. Savage, 1 bundle Sheepskins 1 bundle kangaroo skins; and J. A...
DARCALDINE LAND COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 14 June 1892
DARCALDINE LAND COURT. ME. M. HORTON, Commissioner of Lands, held the monthly court at Barcaldine on 10th June, when tho following business was tran sacted :-Charles Frederick Counsell and Ar thur Murray Cudmore applied for certificates Of fulfilment of conditions on grazing farms 10v, Barcaldinc resumption, and 4v, Wellshot. Granted, subject to inspection and approval of Land Board. James Cronin applied for portions 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 41 and 42 on Foxliall viUagd.settlcment. As 36 and 37 had already been selected by Mr. Fletcher, applications for these were thrown out, and the other portions granted conditionally-. The same applicant applied foNBfictions30,31,32 and 39. Granted conditionally. Mitiiael O'Connor applied for and was granted portions 40, 43, 44, 46, 46, with the exception of portion 40. Robert Nichol son applied for portion; 28 and 29 ; granted. On the Isisford register Henry Volling, Henry Volling, jun., ana Catherine Volling applied each for portion of 880 screB...
MASONIC INSTALLATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 14 June 1892
MASONIC INSTALLATION. THE installation ot otncers ot the Uomet Lodge, No. 1680 E.C., took place at the Masonic Hall, Barcaldine, on Tuesday evening, the 7th inst., W. Bro. V. Desgrand, P.M. Blackall Lodge, 2207, very effectively conducting the ceremonies, Bro. E. A. Peel retains the Master's chair, while the officers installed were as follows:-Senior Warden, Hro. A. Parnell; Junior Warden, Bro. J. Page; Trea surer, Bro. E. Parnell; Secretary and Organist, Bro. C. J. James; Senior Deacon, Bro. James Meacham; Junior Deacon, Bro. J. Howard; Inner Guard, Bro. F. Church; Tyler, Bro. W. Allan, for the fifteenth year ; Steward, Bro. H. Ellis, junr. Upon completion of the instal lation ceremonies, tiie brethren adjourned to the banquctting hall, where an excellent cold collation had been provided by Mrs. Peel. Various Masonic toasts were duly honored, interspersed with songs, &c., until a late hour, when the proceedings terminated in peace and harmony.