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THIEVES IN LONGREACH. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

THIEVES Di LONGREACH. TO THE ElSirOE. DEAS Sm.-Longreach, at the present time seems to be the attraction of the Western country, gangs of well-known thieves may be oounted in the streets by dozens, and petty robberies Ere of daily occurrence. The police Beem powerless, as these men are often shielded by tho business people themselves, fois, fear of becoming unpopular with what is known aa " the push/' Truly this is a nice stato of things. Texas law is badly wanted here. A Vigilance Committee should be formed, and the first sneak-thief caught should be dealt with in digger style-tied to a tree for 48 honra and branded. -ronrs.etc. I ONÜ WHÜ WAS ÜUJBliÜJJ.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. THE GOKDON DOWNS SHEARING. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR. -+ THE GOKDON DOWNS SHEARING. TO THE EBITOB. Sm.-I think it my duty to inform you that the following; correspondence has taken place between Secretary McKay, of the Q.P.E. Association and myself, relative to the report that Chinese were to be employed by Gordon Downs station-owners. Briefly Wire from T. J. Ryan to Seoretary McKay, 29-1-92 : Reported here Gordon Downs owners intend employing Chinese, shed work. Are owners members of your association. Secretary McKay to T. J. Ryan, 29-1-92 : No knowledge employment Chinese shed work Gordon Downs ; am enquiring.' Mes sage from G. D. McKay to T. J. Ryan, 1st February, 1892: - There are no Chinese whatever employed on Gordon Downs. I am glad that the Secretary of the association answered me ; truly, such a course proves that we are on the way to settling our griev ances with each other without resorting to strikes. The introduction of such a course assures me that conciliatory and peaceful measures can be brought a...

The Barcoo Election. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

The Barcoo Election. -A w AFTEB considerable negotiation last week, it was decided by the " party" in Brisbane to withdraw their candidate, and Mr. Lumley Hill notified on Saturday that he hod retired from the contest. His address, which waa printed in the first sheets of this issue before we received notification of its withdrawal, is therefore beyond criticism. In the place of Mr. Lumley Hill the party have invited Mr. Daniel Budge, of Blackall, to contest the election against the labor candidate, and Mr. Budge has consented to stand. The new candidate for public favor waB formerly part owner and manager of Gooyea station. He sold his interest in that station and became a partner of Mr. William Tozer, of Delta station. In a short time Mr. Tozer Bold out, and Mr. Budge entered into part nership with Mr. J. M. Niall, who subse quently acquired his partner's interest in the business. Mr. Budge then invested his capi tal in town properties at Blackall, and sub sequently founded a stoc...

Cheap Inland Rail Carriage. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

Che&p Inland Rail Carriage. IT is admitted on all sides that Mr. Eddy, the Chief Commissioner for Railways in New South Wales, is a very able man. He has devoted all bis energies to improve the rail way system of the adjoining colony, and it must be admitted that he bas achieved con siderable success in his efforts. He has formulated a scheme for the carrying of farmers' and graziers' produce, which is a model of cheapnes and fairness, indeed it is admitted that farmers' produce in New. South Wales is carried cheaper by railway than in any other colony. But Mr. Eddy is not satis fied with his present results. Having some sympathy with those who are cultivating the soil, be bas turned his attention to work out the problem, bow to still further cheapen inland carriage. We prefer to give bis own words on this subject. He was invited to distribute the prizes to the successful com petitors of the Railway and Tramway Am bulance CorpB. In the course of a most interesting speesh he ...

A Voice that is Fled. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

A Voice that is Fled. WE extract from an interesting paper pub lished in the Week, the following graceful tribute to the memory of the late Mr. F. Ii. Murphy : Mr. Murphy was a public man, if not one of the most prominent men in public matters. He was a man of mark if not of projection. His strength lay in the uniform solidity of his character. He was not a dashing nor a brilliant man, but earnest and genuine. He could restrain himself under provocation, and his self-possession kept him from impulsive retaliation when be was provoked. Neither in debate nor in conversation did bc become impassioned. His imperturbability was the buttress of his principles. All this I ob served in him and more. Of course he was a squatter to tho backbone. I used to regard him as n " pure merino" of the bluest blood, a man of the narrow and exclusive sort of lsnd occupiers, whose dignity lay in their occupation as lessees of Crown lands for grazing pnrposes, and whose sympathies were all concentrated on...

Alteration of Time-Table. STARTING THE HIGHT TRAINS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

Alteration of Time-Table. STARTING THE HIGHT TRAINS. UPON their recent visit (o the Central Dis trict, the Bailway Commissioners announced that tit was in contemplation to make some important alterations in the railway time table when (he additional 65 miles of exten sion/ was opened to passenger traffic. The lone journey from Rockhampton to tbe west ern terminus will occupy nineteen boura ins ead of sixteen as at* present, and of cot rse, as a considerable portion of that jou rney lins to be performed at night, the int 'eduction of sleeping cars seemed to be a nedessity. The new arrangements are for tbe passenger trains to leave Rockhampton at 9 i .m. on Mondays and Thursdays, arriving at Bogantungan next morning just in time forNthc passengers to partake of breakfast at the / local hotel, and afterwards enjoy the scenery crossing the Drummond Bange. ¡ Barcaldine is to be reached at a quarter to one o'clock, when sufficient time will be allowed the passengers for luncheon or a bath...

AFTERNOON [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

JUST fancy ! Tambo is tho proud posses sor of a nobleman in the Bhape of Lord Vane Tempest, and a good fellow too we should imagine, judging from our short experience of him. He is full of anecdote, and he can relate a story with a great amount of pith, and has travelled in many lands.. Hence he is good company. Miss Florrie Carpendale, of Toowoomba! and Hiss Dodd, of Oakwood, arc at present staying with Mrs. Hamilton, of Tambo Station. Miss Palmer hes gone to stay for a few weeks with Mrs. Bolfe, of Castlevale. ON Friday next an impromptu dance will take place in the Court House at Tambo under the management of Messrs. Hamilton and Barclay, and it promises to be a splendid turn-out. j Ma. IE VINE is building; a large villa on his grazing farm this side oMlfracombe. The | contractors are Messrs. Meacham & Leyland., I of Barcaldine. In addition to thc small tank of 6000 yards near the site of the house, Mr. Irvine is having another excavated of 10,000 cubic yards. MB. EDWARD ...

JERICHO JOTTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

JERICHO JOTTINGS. Onn correspondent, writing on theßtli Feb., says :-At present tilings arc very quiet here ; no wool arriving, and I have only seen one load of goods leaving this week for Blackall. I sup pose another month or two will alter matters a little, when thc shearing Beason commences. Messrs. Suttliffe Bros., have now commenced cutting timber at their mill, about six miles from here, down the river ; aud, as I believe, they have a good many orders to execute, arc likely to be keeping up steam for some time now. I wish them every success. Since the introduction of thc parcels post system last month, our local forwarding agents inform me that a few of thc Blackall business people were not lon" in taking advantage of it, as it means a considerable reduction in the cost of landing a small package-say, from Brisbane. No doubt when once the arrrangement is tho roughly established, it will be a great boon to a great number of thc community. I saw a nice sample of grapes offered h...

FLOODS AT WINTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

FLOODS AT WINTON. THE latest issue of the Winton Herald re ports as follows:-The total rainfall for the week has been 7.23 ia The mail coach from Hughenden, due in Winton on Friday evening, had to be left at Oondoorooo, and the mail bags were brought to town on horseback. Mr. and Mrs. E. Eglinton and family were on their way to Winton by tho coach, also Mrs. Barry, wife of the senior-constable, and other passen gers, who are storm-bound at Oondooroo. All the creeks throughout the district came down in great volume, and since Sunday morning a vast sheet of water extended as far as the eye could see between the town and Mistake creek, caused by the floods in the Western river, Mills' creek, Mistake creek, and other water courses. On Sunday evening a man was ob- . served perched in a tree about había mile from town,, and surrounded by water. Mr. G. Col lins essayed to cross the stream in his frail boat for the purpose of effecting a rescue, but the wind and current proved too strong, a...

BARCALDINE HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

BARCALDINE HOSPITAL. THE usual montlily meeting of the committee of this institution waa held in the Court-house last Saturday afternoon. Present : Mr. Parnell (Vice-president, in thc chair), and Messrs. Moody, James, Peel, Meacham, Hyland, and the Secretary (Mr. C. H. Fysh). Before com mencing business, the chairman alluded to the death of the President of the hospital, who had always taken a deep interest in the institution, attending the meetings and visiting tho hospi tal whenever he was in the town. Through his exertions the sum of £1000 had been ob tained for thc new ward and furniture, and he was sure they all deeply deplored the loss it would be so difficult for them to replace. Later on the chairman made the following proposition, Which was seconded by Mr. James, and carried unanimously ; " Hie committee of the Victoria Hospital deeply deplore the un timely death of their worthy President, Mr. F. R. Murphy, as he always took a deep inte rest in the welfare of thc institutio...

MUTTABURRA MEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

MUTTABURRA MEMS. Otra correspondent, writing on February 6th, says :-1 must first of all commence my weekly correspondence by complimenting you upon the great improvement and thc tasteful get-up of the Western Champion. It has caused general satisfaction, and being bound it is so much handier to read than the large sheet, and I think that you will find that the Champion will be sent to many parts of the world.-It is very nice to have communication with the outer world again, as we feel so very locked in when the water is over the bridge. Our little town appears very quiet after the reaction of the heavy storms we have been having. It is a pity wc cannot have thc much-needed rain without so much destruction of property. Mr. Charles Stamp's fine crop of grapes have all been destroyed; the Chinaman's vegetable garden on the Thompson was completely washed away. The Cliinaman gardener at the station says he has lost fifty pounds. He fortunately had two gardens, and the higher one was sav...

TRADES HALL FOR LONGREACH. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

TRADES HALL FOR LONGREACH. THE step about to be taken by tile branch of 'thc P.P.A. at Longreach, to erect a building 'for the above purpose, is one that cannot be too highly commended, and it is to be hoped the Minister for Lands viii make no objection to recommending a grant of land for that pur pose; also, that Mr. Crombie, M.L.A., will assist the above body in the matter should any objection bo raised. The benefits to bc de rived from the erection of such a building arc incalculable in a town like Müs, where there is neither a School of Arts or other kindred insti tution for the labourer or artizan to pass his leisure hours after Iiis day's toil. It would also be a welcome place of resort for the bush worker when in town for a spell, or during tho slack time of the year. It is proposed, if the project can be carried out, to have a reading room and library in connection with it. lt will also provide a place for thc holding of meetings for the purpose of debating subjects that wil...

RAILWAY OPENINING TO LONGREACH. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

RAILWAY OPENINING TO LONGREACH. [ IT has been definitely decided by tho Com missioners to open the railway to Longreach on the 15th instant. Application has been made to the Colonial Secretar}- for the day to be proclaimed a public holiday, and perhaps the Commissioners voil put on a special train at excursion fares, so that tile many residents of the townships along the linc between Alpha and the new terminus may have an opportunity of making acquaintance with what is already beginning to be known as the Queen City of the west. The entertainment provided for visitors will consist principally of a free invitation to thc racecourse, where some good sport may be expected, as the entries are numerous, and tho handicaps, although rather carelessly framed, arc sure to bring good fields to the post. Mr. Norris, after hearing when I the line was to be opened, canvassed the town, and was very successful in collecting subscrip tions. Tile only train we are advised at present as running betwe...

A PITEOUS TALE. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

A PITEOUS TALE. ODE Muttaburra correspondent reports a very sad thing wlúch happened last week on the Kensington road. Jack O'Brien, who was stockman on Avington for six or seven years, was one of Cobb & Ca's grooms, and lived in a hut with his family not far from the Ken sington Hotel. He was drowned while trying to cross a creek. He left his wife and four young cliildren in the morning, intending to be back by 8 o'clock and bring rations. Day after day passed on and he did not return. Tile poor woman and children were starving. She knew something must be wrong with her husband, and thought the only thing to do would be to walk to thc hotel, a distance of eight or nine miles. She started with her four little ones in the heavy wet, and found it was impossible for the cliildren to get through the bog, they all being so small. She carried two a few hundred yards, left thom, and then went back for the other two. She kept on doing this for some miles, and when within two or thre...

BUILDING AT LONGREACH. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

BUILDING AT LONGREACH. OÜB weekly report says :-Building is still going on apace. I notice Messrs. Forbes' and Ahern's hotels arc nearly completed. I have seen the plan of the new court house, for which tenders have been called. Judging by the plan it will be a neat building, and com modious enough to meet the requirements of the town for a long time. Thc lock-up and police quarters are to bc erected on thc same allotment, and it is to bc hoped tenders will be called for the latter at an early dato, so that the buildings may bo commenced simul taneously, and be completed before the wet season sets in. By this the comfort of the officers will be ensured, and the brutal method of chaining prisoners to a log in the open air removed. I have seen thc plan of a very pretty cottage, to be erected for Mr. Norris. The building will be 28 ft. x 22 ft., with detached kitchen. Mr. Davies has been in structed to prepare plans and specifications for a Roman Catholic Church. The timber, &c...

THEORY AND PRACTISE. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

THEORY AND PRACTISE. ; THE Fenny Savings Bank for state school boys and girls is a splendid idea for encourag ing economy or thrift, and wo believe has suc ceeded admirably in tho schools at Aramac and Blackall. It has not caught on yet at Barcaldine ; but this is probably because the Btate school teacher (not thc present one) had another theory for making children thrifty, and lie tried to carry it into practise. He pro posed to give every boy in the top class half a-crown. At thc end of thc month each youth was to return tho principal and the interest (or what the money had earned by judicious investment), waB to become the property of the boy. At thc end of the-month thc teacher was ready to audit the profit and loss accounts, and ho called the class together after school hours. " Well, Johnnie," he said to thc first boy, " how have you done ?" " Please, sir, my half-crown has earned another one," says Johnnie, with tho air of one liaving achieved success. " Good," said thc head ...

ILFRACOMBE ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892

ILFRACOMBE ITEMS. i (Jun correspondent at Hf racorane writes on February 6th: A good deal of drinking lias been indulged in during thc week. A few people could bc noticed here and there who, after a brave battle, were defeated, and had to lie down to it. This nuisance would not be allowed to be carried on if wc had a court house and some local justices. Thc matter becomes expensive to'the Government, and consequently to the country, when a constable has to bc sent into Barcaldine in order to get a summons signed, and afterwards take the party down for justice to be dealt out to him. As before stated this inconvenience causes sundry things to bc allowed to go on which would otherwise be strictly prohibited.-Mr. W. B. J. Mayers is about erecting a fine store on the vacant ground to thc east of Iiis billiard room. The building will bc large, and will be an ornament to the town when completed. Many are of the opinion that tho opening to Longreach will make little difference to this town...

Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 16 February 1892

Wanted, MANAGER for Coreena Station, near Barcaldine. 170,000 sheep, 8000 cattle. References required. Applications to be Bent to UNION MORTGAGE & AGENCY CO., 4-6 Rockhampton. Wanted, A PARTNER, with email capital (either sleeping or active) in a thriving com mission business, C.Q.R. Apply-Wm. EASTLAKE, Barcaldine, 7 ENGINEDRIVER. ENGINE Driver, holding Government Board of Engineers' Certificate, now open for engagement: wages moderate. Address-" Engine Driver," office of this paper. 3-fi TO LET. THE PASTORAL"HOTEL, JUXDAH. Apply-HENRY STANFOED. 2-1 For Sale or To Lot, THE Royal Hotel, Longreach. For fall particulars apply R. H. EDKINS & CO., Agents, 2- Longreacb. FOR SALE, THE Goodwill and Stock of the well known Refreshment Rooms (known as " Russell's") in the centre of tho town of Barcaldine. Premises on lease. Full par. ticulars on application to H. L. RUSSELL. 2 Victoria Hospital, Barcaldine. NOTICE. THE ANNUAL MEETING of duly quali fied GOVERNORS will be held a...

ROUND CAMP FIRE [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 16 February 1892

TO-NIGHT the drovers had pitched their camp in a belt of scrub in the centre of a big plain. Save this bit of timber there was scarcely anything bnt rolling downs in sight. The Bheep were lying half hidden in the yonng juicy grass, and required bat little watching. Fair Luna cast her soft reflections o'er the peaceful scene, and our friends lay quite con tentedly resting after a long day's march A few hundred yards a way a hawker had his camp pitched ; the owner, a jolly old colonial, came over for a yarn, bringing with him a bottle of that which cheers although it inebriates. Trossach Blend in the wilds of the interior never tasted so well as it did to the merry drover and his men and the urbane hawker on this occasion. After a chat the drover was informed of the rule which ob tained, that someone shonld tell a yarn each evening, and he readily complied with the expressed wish that be should give 8 " pitch" He said he would tell them a comical story that happened in the tin country...

TALENT AND DRESS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 16 February 1892

I TALENT AND DRESS. In gifts you may the equal be Of England's bard of fame, Possess the soul of chivalry, And boast a spotless name. The world will pass you rudely by, If your coat is not the best; For talent never takes the eye So well as when well drest The other day t met a knave; My coat was poor I own, No recognition me he gave, As though I were a stone. But when Tie saw me a la mode, He raised his hat on high, Wish'd me good day, hadlots to say, And, bowing, pass'd me by. And thus you'll find it ev'rywhere, As on through life you stroll, 'Tis the attire the men admire, And not the god-like soul. A scoundrel dress'd in fcfchion can Induce mankind to nod, While the poor but heav'n gifted man Is treated as a clod.

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