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The Strike in Brisbane. BRISBANE, May 15. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
Xlte Strike in Brisbane. BRISBANE, May 15. rumoured that the carriers In *hf J iSiackail district intend resuming work im mediately. " Tile Grovernment are arranging with the Ife\r South. Wales Government to have con stables in each colony on duty in the vicinity of the Border made constables of both colonies. BRISBANE, May 17. One hundred and twenty free laborers:, including 'shearers, musterers and others, left Brisbane in the Wbdonga for the Jforth yesterday afternoon, and a number of men went by the same steamer as special 1 cng^ablee. ^ BRISBANE, May 18. ^P§e following letter was forwarded by Mr. Crawford, assistant general secretary of the Australian Labor Federation, to the Premier on Friday last:-"Sir, I am in structed by the General Executive of the A.L.F. to state that in its opinion the settle ment of 4 freedom of contract,5 as the term is now defined by the Victorian pastoralists, who control Queensland, Would be very jnuch assisted if the Grovernment would summon Parlia...
Matters at Barcaldine. BARCALDINE, May 15, [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
Flatters at lfsirralriiuc. Baecaedike, May 15, 1 The carriers' meeting was concluded at 11 o'clock. A ballot was taken, which resulted in a majority of 16 voting for the resumption of work. The voting was 50 for and 34 against. The carriers will take up loading again to-morrow morning. This is expected to have great effect on the conclusion of the whole strike. Some excitement was eaused at a large mass meeting of unionists to-day by the denunciation of a prominent unionist named Frank Reynolds, a member of the District Council of the Australian Labor Federation. At a carrier's meeting last night a section of the carriers proposed a resolution, inviting the presence of Jack Meehan, a delegate of the Shearers' Union, who has been absent during the continuance of the strike, in the southern colonies. Another section of mem bers invited Reynolds to be present, as he was supposed to favor an early settlement of the strike. After Meehan had spoken, Reynolds said there were several men in...
Winton Wires. WINTON, May 21. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
Wiiiton Wires. I Wrarox, May 21. Captain Russell declines to give any in formation further tlian that two men are to be tried by court martial. There is no in subordination. The demonstration was the result of a misunderstanding, for which, the men are sorry. ST. GrEOBGE, May 21. The men in the union camp still remain rery quiet and orderly, and the general dis position appears to be to break up the camp and go back to work. A. TiAT) named Robert Roberts, eon of a miner residing at the Day Dawn crossing, Sadd's Ridge, met with a sad accident on Thurs day about 3 p.m. He had ridden in from liis home on a dray that was conveying some timber logs to Mr. T. H. Taylor, con tractor of Grill-street, and while the dray was being driven into the lane alongside Mr. Taylors shop, and leading to the timber yard, attempted to get out, the result being that lie fell in front of the rear wheel, which, passed ove»his body. The dray was being driven, by a lad named John Jeifry, aged 16 years, and is...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
ED. H. A. Y T O F, Auctioneer, Horse and Cattle Salesman, STOCK, STATION, and GENERAL COMMISSIOII AGEUT, OILL-ST., CHARTERS TOWERS. All kinds of Auction Sales undertaken, and Account Sales promptly rendered. Agent for ERFIOII Fire Ifl§URAIICE ?O. ATLAS Fire F^PSNNWNEE ?O^ SAMUEL PURCHASE, Somerset NUR SERY, Parramafcta. MAURICE TIAENBTT A UB ICS JJARNETT' WATCHMAKER AND GOLDSMITH, Corner Arcade, MOSMAST STREET. SER Work and Repairing In all branches Done on tlie premises. D R. EM A IF U E L, SURGEON DENTIST, TWEM-SIX YEARS' EXPERIENCE, ABCADE, MOSMAK-ST. J. N. PARKES. Skarebroker, FLINDERS STREET, TOWN STILI/B I FFL D T> I JL-* JOm X> E A R U P, §HAI%IIROKER & MINING Agent, CHARTER^ TOWERS. W. O. SMIT"' J^,OK ri* - ARCHITECT.
Scientific Notes. ON SOME OF THE CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF GOLD. XII. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
,&k$. [BY A. W. CLARKE, F.G-.S.] ON SOME OF THE CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF GOLD. XII. IN this article .the tarnisli produced by sulphurization on the surface of gold will be considered with specia reference to amalgamation, Ftofessor Skey "^narking it down" as one of the " foes" to amalgamation. In melting gold I notice that when a pot of gold smells strongly of sulphur, (due to the liberation of sulphurous acid from the entangled pyrites in the retorted cake) the cast bar frequently comes ont of the acid decidedly richer in tint than is the case with the clip turned oat of the interior of the bar for assay. This greater depth of tint is often the cause of disappointment to the pro when the assay comes out, one is led into thinking the yellow color of the bar is entirely dne to the proportion of pure gold assoc iated with 2. the silver in the bar, whereas the yellow color of such a bar is heightened considerably by the tarnish. ' The above facts must he familiar to all gold inci...
CHAPTER XVIII.—A PAINFUL STORY. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
CHAPTER XV III.-A PAINFUL STJBY. The bright sunshine of a summer morning shone into the sitting-room, of a lodging house situated in a quiet street not far removed from Hanover square. The apartment, though not wholly uncomfortable, showed little effort of adornment. Moreen curtains, once crimson but now faded to a tawny hue, hung from mahogany poles by wooden rings that rattled noisily when moved; the floor was covered by a carpet somewhat threadbare with the jassage of feet, but retaining much of its primitive freshness where it had been mercifully sheltered by the centre table. A large mirror in a gilt frame, from which the floralj ornamentation had been broken, stood upon the china ney-piece o£ eraked! white marble, and reflected the large bouquet pattern of the wall paper, relieved here and thereby lithographs after Sir Edward Landseer's pictures incased in cumbrous frames. It was just 10 o'clock, and Mrs. Simmons was busily engaged in brushing the crumbs from the centre table,...
The Storyteller. SWEET IS REVENGE. [NOW FIRST PUBLISHED.] [ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.] CHAPTER XVII (CONTINUED). THE SPY AT WORK. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
By J. FITZGHEKALD MOLIJOY, Axthor of " JZBO; Came Be Devil V* " That Villain Bumeo," A Modern, Magician. Sfe., $c. gsow FIBST PUBLISHED.! [AXII BI&HTS B.ESEBVED-3 CHAPTER XVN (COIFTINIJED). THE SPY AT WOBK. * Dangers,' she said, striving to stem the torrent of indignation that rushed through her mind, " hear what I haveto say' *? I'll hear nothing,' he replied, his passion now at its height, ' nor shall I ever willingly Bee you again. Henceforth we dwell apart; to-morrow ming I leave; your future shall rovided for so long as you bear mv name, hat you must lire else where. I shall not expect to fii>d you here on my return.' He went towards the door. 'One moment,' she cried, following him and laying her hand on his arm. "You have wronged and insulted me, will vou not listen to what I have to say ?' 'You have deceived me once, I will not he your dupe a second time/ he answered, flinging open the door and hurrying from his room. She returned to the seat where he had found her...
Children's Corner. The Rlacks of Humpybong. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
The Rlacks of Humpybong. The waves were breaking heavily In shallow Moreton Bay, The distant hills were wrapped ut shade, The waters doll and grey; The low black scud passed rapidly Across an angry sky, AIL3ffatnre warming clearly gave Of tempest drawing nigfa. On all that broad expanse of bay No vessel could be seen, Butone small boat at anchor lay, Whose crew had fishing been * Two Queensland natives, man aniT wife, Were there npon the sea, With the sudden storm upon them And the breakers on their lee. They were a remnant of a tribe, ^ That oo.ee had made a name Well known amongst the colonists* Who to the river came; For when npon its waters wide First sped their boats along, The bravest natives that they met Were those of Humpy bong! An aged father shared with them I Their dwelling by the sea, They worked for him with willing: hands, Contented, br re, and free; Would fish or go opposuming Or hunt the kangaroo, From morning till the mountain heights Their shadows o'er them threw....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
PUBLISHER'S NOTICE. A DVERTIBEMENTS Inserted in our 1 Spccial Column will be cbaiged forirt Double Ordinary Bites. MieitiBemMiiB lor publication in the " Nobthebn Mikeb** mast be banded in to the office before h&lf-paetten o'clock on tbe night before publication, other wise they will be inserted with Hue Special* AdTertisementBand at Special Column Bales.
Affairs at Rockhampton. ROCKHAMPTON, May 15. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
Affairs at Rocfchamptoii. Rockhaacptok, May 15. The conspiracy trials were further re sumed to-day. The evidence for the Crown, which was mostly of a documentary nature, Was concluded about half-past 11. Mr. iiilley said he liad no "witnesses to call for the defence, and Mr Power then commenced to address the jury, and had not concluded when the court adjourned for the day at 1 o'clock. In the co-rse of his remarks Mr Power said he thought they might congratu late themselves that the evidence in this lengthy trial was at last concluded. From the very nature of the case, from the very fact of there being fourteen defendants, and from the charge being made one of con spiracy, it was impossible to shorten it more than had been done, and it woul i be neces sary for him to connect the different defen dants with eaeh other, so that he could rely on the overt acts of one mm as evidence against all the others. To do this lie would have to touch on the letters, and he thought lie should be a...
Spoiling A Horse. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
Spoiling A Horse. Buyer: hojkee here, you! You said this horee was sound, and kind, and free from tricks. The first day I drove him he jibbed a dozen times, and he's as bad to-day.5 Dealer: ' Urn-you ve been wonder ing if I cheated you, may be ?' * Yes, I have.' 'And the first time yon drnv the boss you sort o' wondered if he hadn't some tricks, didn't yon ?' * Of course.' * And yon. kept saying to yourself ' I wonder if that there horse will jib,' may be ?' * Probably.' And yon had your mind on it a good deal, most like ?' , * That's true.' * That's wofc's the matter. You've hypnotised him, . See ?'
News from Cunnamulla. CUNNAMULLA, May 15. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
Wcws ffom Csiu 11:1111 ulfta. Cunnamttxla, May 15 There was great excitement in union circles yesterday. The local delegate issued a notice calling upon the members of fie Queensland Amalgamated Shearers' Unions and the General and Queensland Laborers Unions, camped at a distance from Cunnamulla, t-> deposit their tickets with the chairman of the control committee, and to camp within easy distance from here, maintaining fre quent communication with the main camp. The order applies to all except those under special orders. Members failing to obey will be declared non-union. It is stated that this action in the district is taken to prevent- the men undermining one another in obtaining work, as it is intended that the men shall' ballot for priority of right to make applica tion for employment. Thisis regarded as a virtual confession is aver, it is impossible that allthe men assembled here can find immediate employment, and it is feared that the more disorderly elements i' hitherto k...
Very Consoling. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
Very Consoling. (Boy' said a lady in Elizab th street, ' have yon seen a little lost dog anywhere on the street ?' * A little black>and-tan r' 1 Yes.' ' Yes, I saw him right down by the lane.' 4 Thanks.' ' Bat he isn't there now. A great big dog caught him light at- the alley and chewed him up.' ' Mercy.' 4 And gulped him right down.' 4 Heavens, no!' t Yes he did. I guess he took him for a piece of beef. You needn't feel so bad, though. The big dog is down there now, and he's pawing and howlfog, and aches all over. I'll bet your dog stock in his throat, and that he'll choke to death in less'n half an hour.'
Charleville News. CHARLEVILLE, May 15. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
Clisti'leviZIe Xews. * OnAKiiXViiii.il, May 15. Practically there is little change to record in the position of affairs, except that the carriers who loaded prior to 22nd March, were allowed to leave. The decision of the Barea] dine carriers will have a natural effect on future development. Fifteen extra police arrived during the week, and five left to strengthen the force at Cunnamulla. On Wednesday night a man named Gray was promptly arrested for hooting free laborers, and was fined £2, or one month's im prisonment for disorderly conduct. Al though he had £21 on his person, he decided to take the imprisonment. Twelve free laborers left here on horseback this morning for the West, but before doing so they were sworn in as special constables, and given means to protec. themselves from violence. They left after crossing the river without escort. Lieut. Brown arrived with the Ambalhalla patrol on Wednesday, hut left again for Brisbane. Three men who were arrested in the union camp on ...
THE NEW QUEENSLAND LOAN. LONDON, May [?] [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 23 May 1891
THE FEW QUEE^SLAJSTD LOil. LONDON, May SO. * V The new Queensland loan of two and a-lialf millions at three and a half per cent, has been announced at a minimnm of 94. Tenders will be opened on the 27th May.. The terms of payment of the new loan are stated to be as follows; 20 per cent, payable on 5th June, 30 per cent, on 26th June, three instal ments of 15 per cent, each on the 4th August, 7th September, and the 27th of October, interest in January and July, the first six months' interest being payable on 1st July. The loan is to be redeemed in 1930. The prospect of floating the loan is re garded as dubious. May 21. The Standard doubts whether, following the failure of: the Victorian Loan the public will take all the Queensland Loan, even at the yninirnnm, Bince the purchasing syndicate has collapsed.