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POSITION AT BLOEMFONTEIN. A PANIC SET IN. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
POSITION AT 3BLOETMFONTEIN. A PANIC SET IN. Pretorian telegrams report that con siderable unrest already exists at Bloemfontein over the movements of the Imperial troops. The inhabitants are preparing to quit the capital of the Orange Free State owing to its defenceless condition,, and many are contemplating retirement, to Pretoria, where the last great stand will be made by the Boer forces.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
A Blessing in Disguise is often a pleasant surprise, especially when it brings us reliet from pain. Holloway's Ointment will be found to fulfil both these conditions to those who have faith in its merits. Its success induced the medical profession to introduce it into the hospitals and their private practice, and in many instances where the sufferer was considered incur. able, Holloway's Ointment, in conjunction with his Pills, healed the most desperate cases. They are also unequalled for the cura of scrofula, scurvy, and all diseases of the skin, and the cures they effect are nOs temporary or imperfect, for by their purify ing powers they bring about a marvellous and beneficial change in the whole system.' . Railton.-Mr. W. M'i3ain is the local agent for the "Examiner." ,.
BOER COUNCIL OF WAR. BEFORE THE ATTACK. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
BOER COUNCIL OF WAR. BEFORE THIS ATlACK. General Joubert, commander of the Boors and Vice-President of the Trans vaal Republic, realised the importance of securing united action in the great attack on Ladysmith, which he fondly hoped would prove successful. On Friday morning, therefore, he had all the leaders assembled in council to consider the matter, and the whole scheme of operations was fully planned out. It was discussed at some considerable length and finally adopted, after which the leaders returned to their respective camps around Ladysmith and awaited the hour appointed for the joint move ment. So well were the details arranged that, as already reported, by 3 a.m. on Saturday the Boers were reported. by the scouts to be advancing on all sides of the town. [The story of their reception, seven teen hours' fierce fighting, and ultimata brilliant repulse has already been briefly related.]
APPROACHES TO LADYSMITH. GUARDED BY THE BOERS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
APPROACHES TO LADYSMITH. GUARDED BY THE BOERS. Everything is being done, by the enemy to stay the advance of General Sir Redvers Buller's column to the re lief of Laedysmith. All the hills along the route are forti fied, many siege guns being used for this purpose, while across the roads electric alarmn wires have been placed to warn the Doers of any movement of the troops, so that they could make a counter demonstration.
CENTRAL DIVISION. BOER REINFORCEMENTS. LONDON, Jan. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
CENTRAL 1I)VISION. DOER RDEINFORMEME NTS. LONDON. Jan. 9. Major-General French's operations in the Colesberg district have aroused the Doer leaders to take even stronger measures to keep him in check. Reinforcements have therefore been drafted into the surrounding district, and stronger positions are being se lected, from which the enemy hope to ultimately defeat the energetic force under its very able leader.
THE NOCTURNAL ATTACK. LIST OF CASUALTIES. Jan. 10. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
TH-IE NOCTURNAL ATTACK. LIST OF CASUALTIES. Jan. 10. Further particulars are to hand con cerning the mishap which occurred to i a portion of the 1st Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment in Major-General French's column. Four companies of this battalion, un der the command of Lieut.-Colonel J. Watson, were detailed for special night duty. The object was to dislodge the enemy from positions they had taken up on a kopje at a considerable dis tance from, the British lines. The ad vance was conducted under cover of darkness, and the attack was developed in perfect order. Strenuous opposition was offered by the Boers, and the colonel had just been wounded when bugles were heard sounding the "re tire." It afterwards transpired that no order to retire had been given by the British officers, and that the Boers had again made use of their hpow ledge of the British bugle calls to mis lead the British troops by causing the "retire" to be sounded. Unfortunately the ruse succeeded, three-fourths of ...
SPORTING. CHUDLEIGH TURF CLUB. ANNUAL MEET. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
SPORTING. CHUDLEIGH TURF CLUB. ANNUAL MEET. The above popular race meeting was help yesterday on the prettily-situated course at Chudleigh in the presence of a satisfac tory attendance, including a number of visitors from Launceston, who journeyed by the special train run in connection with the excursion to the caves. There would have no doubt been many more present had not the weather early in the morning been so threatening. The club will, however, clear expenses. A slight shower fell before the races commenced, but the weather continued fine until about 4 p.m., when light rain set in. Notwithstanding this dampness, the meeting proved very enjoyable, and the officials, as usual, left nothing undone to make the meet a suc cess. Mr. R. H. Symimons was an obliging and energetic secretary, and the duties of starter were satisfactorily discharged by Mr. George Bennett, Mr. John Flynn again officiating as judge, and Mr. Frank Smith as clerk of the course. Mr. W. R. Picket attended to th...
LONGFORD WATER SUPPLY. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
LONGFORD WATER SUPPLY. To the Editor. Sir,-In your Monday's issue Mr. Murnane sets himself "to correct a few of my insinuations," lest they should cause some misunderstanding, and pro ceeds to state that his opposition was due chiefly to the determined manner in which I and my two supporters ignored clause 55 of the Water Act. The correctness of this statement can be judged of when I state that at the last meeting of the trust, held on Dec. 30, Mr. Murnane asked me to read clause 55. When I had done so, I asked him what of it? He said: "You had no right to go on with the works." I then said, "Why did you not draw attention to this matter before?"' and he said he had only seen it a day or so before the meeting. This, then, cannot be the cause of his opposition. Mr. Murnane knows that it was in tended to take the water from the tur bine site, and have the drain diverted, and I told him at the meeting of the trust some time. ago, that Mr. Clerke had surveyed the spot of the intake ther...
CABLE MESSAGES. TASMANIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION—COPYRIGHT. OBITUARY. BATES, THE CRICKETER. LONDON, Jan. 10. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
CABLE MESSAGES. TASMANIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION—COPYRIGHT &nbsp; &nbsp; OBITUARY. BATES, THE CRICKETER. LONDON, Jan. 10. The death is announced of William Bates, the well-known cricketer. [Deceased was one of the best known of the English professional cricketers. He was born in the year 1855, and visited the colonies with one of Messrs. Shaw and Shrewsbury's combinations. One day on the Melbourne Cricket Ground he received a serious injury to one of his eyes, and was the recipient shortly after of a football benefit, which realised over £700. Bates in his halcyon days used to play with the Yorkshire county eleven.]
OUR "TOMMY ATKINS" FUND. "HE'S AN ABSENT-MINDED BEGGAR." 2623 SHILLINGS RECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
OUR "TOMMY ATKINS" FUND. "HE'S AN ABSENT-MINDED BEGGAR." 2623 SHILLINGS RECEIVED. When you've shouted "Rule Britannia" when you've sung "God Save the Queen" When you've finished killing Kruger.with your mouth Will you kindly drop a shilling in my little tambourine For a gentleman in kharlri ordered South? He's an absent-minded beggar, and his weaknesses are great But we and Paul must take him as we find him He is out on active service, wiping some thing off a slate And he's left a lot o' little things be bind him! Duke's son-cook's son-son of a hun dred kings (Fifty thousand horse and foot going to Table Bay!) Each of 'emn doing his country's work (and who's to look after their things?); Pass the hat for your credit's sake, and pay-pay-pay! Already acknowledged .... £121 3 3 George Roberteon, 2s; Mrs. J. Davis, 1s; C. E. Hewitt, is; George B. Davis, 2s Gd; T. .Wragg, is; Lewis Grant, is; Miss Power, is; T. M'Murray, 21s; "Rex," is; A. F. Risby, is; Thomas Murphy, is; W. T. Thompson,...
CRICKET. CONSULT A. W. BIRCHALL AND SONS FOR CRICKET MATERIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
CRICKET. CONSULT A. W. BIRCHALL AND EONU FOR CRICKET MATERIAL. A match was played yesterday after* noon between the Butchers and Grocers, resulting in a win for the Butchers by 51 runs. The Butchers scored 95 runs, Cartledge (22), Summers (17 not out), Suitor (12), Windsor (9), Batten (9) being the principal scorers. Bowl ing-Barling, six for 17; Windsor, two for 22. Grocers score, 43-M'Leman 13, Rissman 7, and W. Smith 7. Bowling Fitch, three for 20; M'Leman, three for 2S; Marriot, one for 6; Rissman, one for 10. The return match between West Scottsdale and Scottsdale and Spring field combined, was played on Satur day, and proved a most one-sided affair, West Scottsdale winning easily by an innings and 42 runs. The com bined team made a woeful display against the bowling of W.N. and Geo. D. Holmes, both of whom were dead on the spot. The former secured five wickets for 12, and the latter five for 15, the total score being 30. West Scottsdale then gave the combined team a thorough o...
V.R.C. & V.A.T.C. NOMINATIONS [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
V.R.C. &V.A.T.C. NOMINATION'S The following nominations for important events were received in Melbourne on Monday: V.R.C. AUTUMN MEETING. Newmarket Handicap, of 25 sova. each. with 1000 added; second, 200 sovs.; third, 100 sovs. Three-quarters of a mile.-lx pert, Venganza, Tarquin, Seahorse, Boba dil, Auric, Eminence, Symmetry, Rona, Songbird, Fleet Admiral, Cardamon, Pro montory, Carrara, Juno, Bobby Burns, Howlong, Harpist, Beachcomber, Keyless, Norseman, Jadoo, Starling, Scylla, Envoy ness, Glenroy, Speculation, Blunderer, Brazen Lad, Detonator, Willie, Olaf, Grizzle, Nitre, Passover, Locksmith, Tramp, Alix, Pretorious, Terlinga (late Tramp), Kobold, Foret,7Bushy Park, Model, Marie Corelli, Landscape, Veneda, Stage light, Veloce, Wild Olive, Youthless, Neva, Malvada, Erebus, Kawana, Eileen More, The Pirate King, Silvermoor, Gallina, Sun downer, Eileen, Slatin, Omrab, Patna, Vo calist, Argo; Coal Queen, Sequence, Saras wati, Watch Dog, The Chief, Dandy, Amorette, Caledonia...
FROM ALBERTON TO MATHINNA. ACROSS THE DIVIDE WITH A CRICKET TEAM. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 11 January 1900
FROi ALI3ERTON rO MATHI.NNA.. ACROSS THE DIVIDE WITII A CRICKET TEAM. (BY Cyclojs.) Four o'clock on Saturday morning saw a scratch team leave for Mathinna, equipped with, amongst other things, watertights and wind, these being es sential to enable the team to negotiate first the ascent 'of the well-known Una Hill (most of us thought it a moun tain before we got to..the top), and afterwards the descent of the Strick land Range. There was only about two miles of this, and it resembles the roof of a house. - A thick mist as we crossed the Una Plain obscured the splendid iiew of Moun.t Victoria gene rally-to be obtaihed, but we got it all right next day coming back. We reached the spot appointed to meet the vehicles kindly sent to meet us by the Mathinna'cricketers within two minutes of the appointed time, 8 a.m., but owing to the road being too had for the traps to get there (O'Brien's Battery), we had aniother mile to wailk,' and this; being unespected, appeared to all to he a 'kangar...