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BOERS ADMIT A REPULSE. PRETORIA, via LOURENCO MARQUES, Dec. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
BOERS ADMIT A REPULSE. PRETORIA, via LOURENCO MARQUES, Dec. 11. It is ollicially announceed that Malopo was bombarded on Monday, and that there was considerable wighting on both sides. Last evening there was severe lighting at Mafeking. The burghers attempted to capture the British fort, but retired to Snyman's Fort. The losses are unknown. The Stormberg prisoners are going to Pretoria. Colonel Eager and three wounded oilicers are still left. There was no British am bulance, and ours was used. A British artillery doctor Is with Colonel Eager. The Boers' casualties were-Five killed; seriously wounded, three; slightly wounded, thirteen.
PLUCKY DEFENDERS. THE ENEMY'S PLEASANTRY. MAFEKING, Dec. 4. (Reuter's Special Service.) [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
PLUCKY DEFENDERS. TH'PE ENEMLY'S PLEASANTRY. MAPEKING, Dec. 4. (Reuter's Special Service.) Since my last despatch of the 30th very little of importance has happened. On Saturday night the enemy fired a half-dozen parting volleys as a sort of finale before Sumday's truce. A' chemist named J. E. Wormes, working in his dispensary, was struck by a Mauser bullet, which penetrated the galvanised iron wall and wounded him in tho shoulder. The wound is not serious. The siege has now developed a new phase. Finding it somewhat costly in -human life to storm the enemy's trenches at the point of the bayonet, our outposts now reply to the enemy's gradual advancement in trenches by constant sapping and pushing forward of rifle pits to enfilade those of the enemy. Our advanced sharpshooters on the eastern side of the town are now within range of the enemy's 100 pounder, and cause the gun's crew con siderable uneasiness. Our extreme out lying trenches are within 400 yards of those of the enemy. The...
RAILWAY STRIKE IN WEST AUSTRALIA. LIVELY PROCEEDINGS. PERTH, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
RAILWAY STIUK E IN WEST' AUSTRALIA. LIVELY PROCEEDINGS. PERTH, Wednesday. Public feeling is strongly against the strike of railway engine drivers and firemen. Signal lines were cut at Fre mantle and other acts of violence are threatened. Preparations wore made at Kalgoorlie last evening for the do spatch of the mail train to Perth. About nine o'clock the engine attached to the trucks was brought alongside the plat form, but immediately it was seized by about a dozen strikers, who first un coupled it and tista let the water Ca care from, the boiler. Suiliciont steam was left to run, the train to the goods sheds, a quarter of a mile distant, in which direction the engine was started at full speed. The police were quickly on the scene, and went In pursuit of the delinquents, but failed to make an ar *1. t.
WAR NURSING. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
WAR NURSING. From the "Nursing Record and Hospital World" we learn that the Princess.of Wales has placed at the dis posal of the Central British Red Cross Committee the balance of a sum of money collected by her Royal High ness's braheh of the National Aid So ciety at the time of the Egyptian cam paign of 1885. This will be devoted to the fitting out of a hospital ship. The Midnight Sun has been chartered, and is to be renamed the Princess of Wales. The American hospital ship Maine has room for 200 patients, and her whole staff -will be American. The nurses have had experience in the Cuban war. Lady Randolph Churchill rep-esents the American Ladies' Hospital Com mittee in South Africa in an admina. trative capacity. Sir W. M'Cormac and Mr. Fredei ic Treeves, who are among the surgeons at the front, are to be paid at the rate of £5000 a year. The civilian surgeons who supplement the army medical staff are to be paid at the rate of £365 a year, with horse and captain's allow ances, an...
THE WAR SPIRIT AT WARATAH. WARATAH, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
THE WAR SPIRIT AT WARATAH. WARATAH, Tuesday. Mr. J. A. Tilley, who enrolled at Ul verstone for South Africa, had been working on the Bischoff mine for the the last 12 or 18 months. He is every inch a soldier, and a steady, manly fellow as well, and much respected. He left here for Ulverstone, and as his acceptance was uncertain we gave him no send-off. However, his patriotism and courage are almost universally applauded, and should another contin gent be required a very large number of fine young men are anxious to follow his example. The war spirit is thoroughly roused,but our men want training, and now is the time to start a volunteer corps here and another at the Magnet mine. We have a quali fled oflicer in Mr. D. Jones, and also plenty of men ready. Will the com mandant take the matter up, and sup ply arms and ammunition?' If our men were put into training without delay they would be ready for the next call to the scene of war. Mr. Tilley has been sent by post to-diay a very pre...
OUR BOYS AND THE BOERS. FRONT EXPERIENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
OUR BOYS AND THE BOERS. FRONT EXPERIENCES. Private C. W. Hynes, one of the Tasmanian contingent now at the front, writes the following short but interesting letter home : On the way from De Aar to Orange River, Sunday,' Dec. 3, daybreak. We left Capetown on Friday at noon, and have been travelling since. We arrived at De Aar at 3 a.m., and got orders to proceed to Orange River. It is expected we will be engaged shortly, as there is a rumour of 700 Boers being surrounded, though more strength is required to take them. The. Cana dians are following in two trains. All the Australians are as one regiment, under Colonel Hoad. Matters are very unsettled here, and sentries are posted all along the line from Caipetown (chiefly volunteers from the Cape) to De Aar, where there is a camp. At Victoria West we pulled up last night at 8 p.m. for tea. There is a fair sized camp there of Cape volunteers and some 0th Inniskillen Dragoons,the ,latter waiting to be relieved to go to the front. The cou...
LETTERS FROM OUR BOYS. AT BELMONT CAMP. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
LE(TTERS FROM OUR BOYS. AT BBLMONT-OAMP. By the mail per s. Aotea, Mr. Geo. Cox, of this city, received an interest ing letter from his son Harry, serving with the Tasmanian contingent. 'Phe plucky lad-who comes by the way of a enhlier famlly, whose members saw active service and wounds, and even death, in the Crimea-reports himself as "all right," and enjoying himselt very much. He writes from Belmont camp under date December 11:-"We have had some heavy marching to do," he tells his father. "We left Orange River one morning at daybreak to march to a place Wittipus, but on ar rival there the officers heard that the Boers were advancing towards us, so they gave us a spell. Then we marched to Belmont, where one of the large battles was fought. We all took a walk over to see what we could-lots of dead Boers.- We were marching all night with only a drink of water to I'op the dust cut. Our captain was in the lead, as we led the Australians. It was a very dark night, but we ar rived at T'...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA V. NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
SOUTH AUSTRALIA V. NEW SOUTIL WALES. SYDNEY, Wednesday. The cricket match was continued to day in dull, showery weather. The visitors concluded their innings at 5 o'clock for 197. The Now South Wailes second innings was opened by Trum per and Iredale in a wretched light. Trumper was soon disposed of, but Howell, who filled the vacant crease, remained with Iredale till the rain stopped the play at twenty minutes to six. Scores: NEW SOUTH WALES. First innings ... .......... 214 Second Innings. Trumper, c Hugo, b Jones ......... 7 Howell, not out ................... 9 Iredalo, not out .................. 2 Sundries ...................... 4 One wicket for ............ 22 SOUTH AUSTRALIA. First Innings. F. Jarvis, b Howell .. ........ 8 Darling, c Noble, b Hopkins ... 47 Hack lblw, b Trumper ............. 44 Rcoohman, b Trumper ............ 1 Stuart, c Kelly, b Trunmper ........ 11 Giffen, b Noble ..................11 Kekwich, run out ................ 2 A. H. Jarvis, b Noble ............ ...
LAST FIGHT WITH THE MAHDI. WINGATE'S BRILLIANT VICTORY. LONDON, Dec. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
LAST FIGHT WITH'1I THE MA III)i. WINGATE'S BRILLIANT VICTORY. (From the "Argus" Correspondent.) LONDON. Dec. 1.. Colonel Wingate's brilliant exploits In the very home of the Mabdist cult, t some 180 miles south of Khartouin,have , finally stamped out that gigantic and e cruel. imnposture. Mahdism is dead. 3 True, Osman Digna remains, for he escaped the crowning disaster to his creed with that "eel-like skill" which has characterised him from his earlier appearances in the field. In the ma jority of the campaigns in which this artful saint has taken part be has usually retired to pray at the precise moment when the fighting was hot test. His devotions began rather early in the final action of last week: for we are told that he le'it the battle field when the firing commenced. He has not since been heard of, but as he has no following there Is reason for hoping that he may yet he cap tured. The description of the clo-sing scene of the campaign is very simple. On Wednesday, the 22nd in...
KAROOLA ATHLETIC SPORTS [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
KAROOLA ATHLETIC SPORTS To be held on Anniversary Holiday, Wednesday, January 24. Handicaps: Youth's Race, under 18 years, 1loyds. E. Cunningham, 2yds.; F. Wilson, 4yds.; P. Cunni-nghamu, Gyds.; C. II. Brewer, R. Harvey, L. Healey, C. Breen, H. Bowden, Syds.; H. Patmore, 7yds. Acceptance, is. Sheffield Handicap.-P. T. Burns, 2yds.; W. Campbell, J. Parkhurst,A. Walters,5lyds.: C. A. Miles, Tyds.; H. Sutherland, J. and A. Power, Dyds.; H. Patmore, it. Campbell, 10yds. Acceptance, 2s. 140yds. Handicap.-A. Walters, 10yds.; J. Parkhurst, 12yds.; C. A. Miles, 17yds.; J. Campbell, 17yds.; J. A. Power, 20yds. . Mile.-J. Parkhurst, C. Partrage, 10yds.; C. Bird, 55yds.; C. D. Furlong. Jas. M'Konna., Clyde.; W. Campbell, A. E. Mur rell, 70yds.; H. Harris, 75yds.; G. Free man, G. Pearson, F. Pearson, A. Green hatch, Clyds.; J. Forbes. C5yds. Accep tance, 2s. Handicap Chop, 11a. blocks.-A. B. Hurst, scratch; A. T. Hurst, Tsec. start; G. Freeman, G. C. Sulzberger, 40sec.; A. J. Coward, A. E. Murr...
INTERCOLONIAL. TASMANIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION—COPYRIGHT. FEDERAL RIFLE TEAM. MELBOURNE, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
INTERCOLONIAL. rASMANIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION-.. COPYRIGHT. FEDERAL BIFLE TEAM. MELBOURNE, We:inesday. There is not much likelihood of an Australian rifle team being sent to Eng land this year to compete in the Bisley matches. Before coming to anly de finite decision Mr. Melville, Minister of Defence, has decided to .ascertain the views of the other Governments. Both Queensland and South Australia have now ecpressed readiness to contribute their share towards £2000 on a popu lation basis, but Mr. Lyne, Premier of New South Wales, has questioned whether, under present circumstances, It would be advisable to send a team to England, and, furthermore, he thought if the colonies were tok contri bute on a population basis they should have representation in the team in the same proportion.
A TASMANIAN LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
A TASMANIAN LETTER. FROM THE ORANGE RIVER. A coastal paper publishes the fol lowing letter from Private A. Ballan tyne, a Penguin volunteer, who forms one of the first Tasmanian contingent. The letter was dated Monday, Decem .her 4, at the military camp, Orange River, and in it the writer says: The Doers are close, several of their patrols having been seen by our sen tries and patrolling parties, but we are ready for them. Last night we slept in our clothes, as a surprise was expected; to-day also a descent on the camp is anticipated, if they suc ceed in evading the sentries. A party of us are going to the hills on sentry duty to-night, and are jubilant. It is very probable they will attempt to attack us; if so, they may look out. They are a treacherous race ; firing with one hand with the white flag in the other ; and firing on ambulance trains and parties, are common occu rances with them.; but we are getting too sharp for them now. Two Boer nurses walked up to two of our wounded ...
THORNEYCROFT'S MOUNTED IN FANTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
THORNEYCROFT'S MOUNTED IN" FANTRY. Extracts from a letter written by an Englishman in Natal has been handed to us for publication in the "Exami ner." FRERE CAMP, NATAL, Dec. 5. "We are getting along towards the border now, as you will see by the man. "General Buller: is here, and about 15,000 troops and more are coming each day. "We had a brush with the Boer out posts when we were patrolling to find their position; there were 37 of us on one of the small stony hills, and about the same number of them camie along, f was lying down with the greater num ber, while three kept guard, one of them came and said, 'these Boers are galloping towards us,' so we crept to the side and got otr rifles ready. "When they. got close they got down and fired, and then we returned the compliment with a volley, four of them dropped, and the rest scampered off, we had another go at them, but they were a long way off. "We then went down to the four, two were stone dead, onedied very shortly after, and the ...
INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
INDEX TO ADVERTISEMENTS Amusements ................... 7 Auction Sales .................. 8 Births, Marriages, Deaths ..... 1 Business Notices ................ 8 Educational ..................... 1 For Sale ........................ 8 Government .................... 8 Hotels .......................... 1 Insurance Companies ........... 8 Mining ......................... 8 Meetings ....:................... 1 Money .......................... 1 Miscellaneous .................. 1. Medical ........................ 8 Notices ........................ 1 Popular Column ................ 1 Professional Column ........... 7 Shipping ....................... 1 Tenders .......................... 8 ranted ......................... 1 Wool and Produce ............. 8
COASTAL SHIPPING. WEST DEVONPORT, Wednesday. Arrived. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
COASTAL SHIPPING. WEST DEVONPORT, Wednesday. Arrived. Jan. i-Amy, s., at noon, from Coast ports. Cargo-Sundsies. Jan. 10-Dorset, s., at 4 a.m., from Laun coston. Passengers, nine. Cargo-General. Jan. 10-Yambacoona, s., at 2 a.m., from Launceston. Passengers, 25. Cargo-Two horses and general. Sailed. Jan. 9-M Ora, s., 2.30 p.m., for Strahan. Passengers, one saloon and one steerage. Cargo-14S tons coke. Jan. 10-Dorset, s., at 9 a.m., for Coast ports. Passengers 5, and portion of original cargo. Jan. 10-Yambacoona, e., at 10.30 a.m., for Coast. She landed portion of cargo and three passengers here and tools in three tons cargo.
WIND AND WEATHER. Yesterday, 9 a.m. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
WIND AND 'WEATIIER. Yesterday, 9 a.m. Launceston.-Bar., 29.57; ther., 59; wind N., gentle. Overcast. Tamar Heads.-Bar., 29.57; Cher., 61; wind S.E., light. Gloomy. Hobart.-Bar., 29.58; ther., 62; calm. I Eddystone. - Wind N.E., moderate. Foggy. Stanley.-Bar., 29.61; ther., 59; wind S.W., light. Gloomy. West Australia.-Bar., 30.30j wind S.E., fresh,. Cloudy. Victoria.-Bar., 29.70; wind W., fresh. Overcast, raining light. South Australia.-Bar., 30.00; wind S., fresh. Showery, cloudy. New South Wales.-Bar., 29.80; wind N.E., light. Cloudy.
SCOTTSDALE TOWN BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
SCOTTSDALE TOWN BOA RD, At the Town Board meeting tlhere -were, present Messrs. W. Harvey (chairman), E. T. Williams, and W. Patmore. Attention was drawn to a defect in the footpath, and also to the storm water at certain parts of th? town and the secretary -was instructed to writo to the parties concerned re garding these matt'rs. Correspon dence was read from Mr. R. Winter re the growth of "dlck" on the streets of the township. In the writer's opinion these were spreading. Ono member of the board said he 'did not think they would do much harm there as they had not a congenial soil to grow in, and asked if "docks" were considered wends. The act was read, and ultimately it was resolved that the matter be left in the hands of* the street committee to attend to. A few accounts were passed for pay ment. The chairman here tendered his re signation, owing to his leaving the dis trict. Mr. T. Andrews here took his seat. Old ladies everywhere take great pleasure in relieving suffering, and...