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Miner's Meetings. Borehole Miners. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
- in.er's Meeti.gs., Borehole Miners. Tae quarterly meeting of the miners of the Borehold Lodge was held at Mr. McAuliff's Inn, Bull-street, Newcastle, on Saturday last, at 3 p.m. 'IThe room was litterally crammed during the whole time of the meeting, which lasted till 7 p.m. The Burwood Brass Band was in attendance, and at intervals en lightened the meeting by discoursing their sweet music. Mr. J. Duke occupied the chair. The minuntes of last monthiy meeting were read and adopted. : The balance sheet for the last quarter was submitted and adopted. The. next business was the election of officers for the ensuing quarter, which re sulted as follows:-Secretary, Mr. James Read; Treasurer, Mr. .Tohn Somerville; Delegate, Mr. Thomas.Price; committee, Messrs. J. Duke, .Peters, Wm. Farmer, J. Dunn, J. Bo, G. Young, J. Canvin, T. Turner, an. Middleton. •It proposed anl seconded " That Mr. hip receive six weeka' notice to do away with the double or night shift, or other steps will have to be ...
(To the Editor of the Miners' Advocate.) [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
* ~To the Etlitor of uhe Mb nera' 4dvocate.) Sm?,~ Ip" our issue of to-day (June 27) I see in the report of the Lambton miners' meeting Mir. W.. Richardson, in speaking to the question of holding a district meeting toe'ai~tate for harbour improvements, 'harac •tens;ied i.?s a. piece of humbug, as money hadl been voted foi tile purpose whiclh would be spent independent ota nvthiig which the miners could do, and theretore he could not sdee why they should lose a day's work when no good could result from it. I see in the Pariamentaryproceedirig fsor June 17, 1874, that O55,;000 was voted for Newcastle,, viz.--.5i0,000 for a, branch railway to thel dyke, and £~5000 for wharfage extension. If * Ir. Richardson means this money, I quite agreB with him that it will be spent'-inde pendenrit of' anything the miners can do'; and I hope.the miners will not attempt to do anythbig to event he mo oing way to: th : Jiyke is : reiriirhd,'h?d: isf ~atp in tlth relht: directioi,''naid miaC ceirtainl1....
Municipal Intelligence Wallsend Council. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
3£unicipal Intelligerie Wallsend Council LAsT evening (Tuesday) a meeting of this Council was held in the Council Chambers, Murnain-street, Wallsend. Present: The Mayor (J. Fletcher, Esl.), Aldermen Neil son, Walker, Laing, Hogg, Harris, Birrell, Richardson, and Curry. The minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed. The MAYOR said the next business was Alderman Hogg's motion, respecting the adoption of the assessment, as made by the valuators. But before this wes done he would like to draw attention to what he considered discrepancies in the assessment, as the capital value of the property assessed was not, in some instances, filled in, and should there be exceptions made and an appeal court held, the aldermen would not like to be defeated through defects in the valuation. Alderman Hooo said he hid called upon Mr. Buxton (one of the valuators), who told him he had never got the area of Platt's ground and a few other properties, conse ,quentlyihe could not finish the assessm...
Waratah Council. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
Waratall Council. (From our own ?Correspondent.)l THE usual fortnightly meeting took place on Monday evening, the 29th inst. Present: The Mayor (G. Wallace, Esq.), Aldermen Turner, Watson, James, Bell, Harper, and Wood.' The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. ConRlERPONDENCE.., Letter from Mr. Stephens, anent Alderman Bell's gateway, offering to meet the commnittee who let him the contract.-Committee to meet Mr. Stephenis next Friday at two o'clook., QUESTIONS. Alderman Watson asked the Mayor if any -eply had been received relating to the Towns Police Act? Answedr : No. Alderman Harper asked,-1. Will the Mayor be kind enough to state if it is his opinion that a portion of the fines inflicted at the local:pblice court belong to the munici pality ? If so, will he ta.e .such steps to obtain the quota for the municijal district of Waratiah ? Answer: Yes; I will endeavour to do so. - xMATOR'BS MINUTES. I have the honour to report that since last meeting the court of...
EXPORT OF COAL. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
The export of coal from ~ Newcatle r the weekl ending Juneo;26th.amountad to. 25,613 tons, 4827 of which were shipped'to SydneyV 8350 to Moelbourne,.'?48 to Geeleng, 1808,to Adelaide". 5s'" 'to tucklladd'1;i65. toi the ClariendaoItivoi, 50 to'Petro oforekipl60'to Lyttleton, 678 t' Idii;, 1969 to Noew Zeai aInd, 1563 :to Bombnay,60104 to San Fmran. cisco,,870, to Singaporeo, 618 to thelo steamrs aud.1183 for liorite oniiiIptioi 'Theexort of coke amounted t ? tonsLf4;ot " th th:e . 'A. Company to Sydney.. Tleo export of Ikero ,sone shale il rdotints~t 20 tons,'from the Greta Companyr to;: Adelaido;--Of the amoun elhipped ~-4084.tons were oointibuted. by, the A. A. Company,6560 by'rWallsend, 4236 by Limbnoiibc 055's: by Wiirstahi.; :293' iby 'the Co-operative;.Co.,, 2985 gy?i.N?w Lamnbton, 801 by Anil Oreek, sad '49 by Greti.
Hamilton Council. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
Hamiton CounciL Tam'rn ?sual fortnightly meeting of this Council was held on Monday evening last. Present: The Mayor, Alderman Murray, Milion, Swain, and Cherry. The minutes of previous meet ing were read an i confirmed. Minutes of friendly meiting we re also read and confirmed. conna aosoPanca. E. O. Merewether, esq., Superintendent A. A. Co;; letter received from T. M. Mackay; Esq., surveyor; letter received from E.· U. Merewether, Esq., informingthe Council' that 500 loads of blue metal had been booked to their order. Alderman Murray moved, seconde Iby Alderman Milton, " That the Council Clerk acknowledge the receipt of letter fronm E.C. Merewethcr, Esq."-Carried. ACCOUiTS. The Mayor laid before tie Council receipts froni David Jones, account £20 15s.; Coun cil Cleik, £2; Robert Dunlop, £2 5s. 6d. Accounts received : ---Alexr Carmichal,? labour, 43 3..; tobert Dunlop, labour, £3. 5s.; JnmesCaineron, carting, £5 2s. . Alderman Milton moved* seconded by Alderman Swain, " That the a...
WALLSEND SCHOOL OF ARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
WALLSEND BOTIOOL1 OF ARTS. ..q The debating class meets this (.Wednesday) evening,'aud. the following.is the subjectflor -lebate :--~' hich was the greater man, Alexander.the Gieat or Peter the Great 7'; the ministry opening thle debate infiavour .of the latthr. ,Thucommittee of thaeiostiiitte are ogain moving'in the matter df malking up the £100 by localn subscriptions, and additional canvassers liave teen l app Oinitd. They hlave Also decided to corffitioe, as soon as artgcang iitis cazi be :iinde?t 1'ith? 'th I sillinf "ftlb new in'stith?ite. A? 'iibbcdnimittie':'lia' s G biei appointed to 'v furldish tle co6nitniittee with places, &c. for'itlihoitu ituo';n Wevefr5iestly wish tihe "omtiiittie .success in their laudable entierprise;. ~sd doubt not but that the public will support them ihiraising'thh -fun ds necessary.-" -- - ----" --:
Latest District News. LAMBTON. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
(FROSM OUR VARIOUS CORRESPONDENTS.) LAMBTON. THE decision of the bench at the Lambton Appeal Court in the case of the -Lambton' colliery assessment has caused a great deal of dissatisfaction among the ratepayers here. Everyone seems to think that justice has not been doie.' 'From £81 to £25,-- not a bad *day's work for Mr. Croudaoe, and everyone seems puzzled to. know how -it ihas been brought about, as the Company paid £50' last year, and several hundred pounds' dworhi of improvements have been made on the rate- able side of the railroad since. But o-f course, as the Manager very pertinently re marked, they only paid the rates last year through. charity'or something else,--not be cause they had any legal right to do so. The *valuator made a grand mistake when they thought that the Company's property ought to be taxed according, to its value. This system won't work with collieries; it only applies to the poorer class of ratepayers. The land which the Company have in their pos sessio...
NEWCASTLE SHIPPING. VESSELS LOADING AND TO LOAD. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
NEWCASTLE 8HIPPINC. " V'ESSELS LOADING AND TO A)AD. Wemyss Castle,: ship, 576, s hilda: loadgLamb. . - ton : eo, Dutch ship, 1353, Strootman loading Lamb *Lasjushpi , 556, Scott; loading New Lambton 'Arstice, barque, 354, Gregory; loading A. A. Co. Briton, barque, 452, Dyson; to load Co-operative WVild Vave, brig, 194, Wilson Esk, barque, 413 ; laid up Argonaut, ship, 1173, Cameron; to load Co.-opera tive David Hoadley, American barque, 1099, Kelton; S to load Wallsend .Aistide, barque, 408, Briand ; to load Lambtona W didlark, ship, Largee; to load Lambton -Twee Gezusters, barque, 542, Hopter; toload New V:Lambton Jolian Irgens, Norwegian barque, 748, Mortonsen ; S.to load Co-operative Bands, barque, Gessing, 482; to load Lamabton City of Glasgow, ship, 1168, Black; to load Walla end Ione, barque, Hutton ; to load New Lambton Alexandra, ship, 898, Ellis; to load New Imbton Ellswortih, American barque, 858, Wus; to load New Lambton Camille, barque, 365, Stafford ; to load Lambton SM...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
xIi~nM A(AEX-CY - R. .HIPHE NRo M v, I. hts been appoin ted AGENT for this Journal, from whom cc pies of the Advocate can always be obtained.l :.He~is also.author ised to receive alldmonies due in that town, und his receipt will -eba sufficient:discharge. . N.:- ?SWEET' I ? , "'-'-Pro. Proprietors .Milera' Advocalt, Office, S 1st June; 1874. , aiothumberland Sale R o0inst uIOu-5T., WEST MAITLAND. M M 0 0 UR E . . VETERINAY SURGEOT.N, -TAncioon#,' LrokE, anid GnCsrl Comndnwiouk Agent " ubornie and Oaten Hay, faize, "Brari, Pollard, Tlob-ceo, Bra-, and all *descriptions of Colonial 1Prodrce alwavs on hlandl . : : : ,Regular Sries every Saturday of Horses,, Drays, Sprng Carts, ]3uggeis, and General Mierchandise. Cash advanced on goods for sale, if required. 197 SLAMIBTON DISPENSARY," i.2 ELPFI'-TSIINFT~ -I~n8I :. SELDE-itEET, A TON. .. pETER PI Z B D nRP eJsmo ClIEcuST AND 1)isCrHU Ti A Stock of Genuine Drugs. Pl'atnent hMedicines, Horse mId Cattle Medlicines always on hiind. f'arFnmil...
The Promised Shipping Facilities and the Miners. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
The Promised Ship ing , Facilities and the Miners. BY the reports of miners' meetings held during tile past week, we notice that some are opposed to a demonstration being held to petition the Government to make better facilities for shipping coal at Newcastle. We have no right to call in question the decision of the men at any particular col liery, for we believe it was given conscien tiously; but at the same time we cannot j help thinking that the mere fact of the money having been voted for the work ought not to be taken as a suficient reason for indifference on the part of those who are interested in the prosperity of the coal trade. It is now 'several months since :'mdney was voted for the erection of cranes nin the dyke at Bullock Island, but as yet no cranes have been erected. It is also ·many months since money was voted to r:iect a Custom House in Newcastle, putting down additional mooring buoys for ivessels,--and a host of other things that we •could mention, but as .yet no...
DANGEROUS PRACTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
DANGtROtU0S 'LnCTI?I?. F ,or som time npast conplaints have becn made of the lr'actice of boys breaking the glasses of the signal lamps at the Co-opel ntivcJunection, either through zthc usc. of that destructive article the catapult ,or ;by throwin? stones, out ob sheer misiicef.' AsthCni lamps are placcd in tliheir relative positions asvhrn ilg siguals, for the diffcrent'trainis; thti:breakgc'of any of them might lcad to .fatal'rcsults? and 'we would w;arn parents to cautioi their childrisii'gainst this practiec. By an ad';crtiscmcnt'cls?cwhre?ti -ill be seen that lr. J. Y;'eilsbon (~ianagdr Walls cad colliery) offers a reward of ten poiunds for infdr anation that will lead to the convictton of the parties so offeanding, and the punishnicnt in siuch.cases being very very severe, we trust that a repbtition of the offence will ndt again occur:
NARROW ESCAPE FROM BEING BURNT OUT. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
FAIlIIOW ESCAPE FROM BEiNO BURiNT OUT. Theothcrnight Mr. andl Tirs. Envans, of PTrookstown, retired to rest leaving afire burning in the fireplace, and damped down, as usual, with small coal. The .chimnoy is a wooden one, and about midnight MIr; Evaus was awoke by a crackling'iioise and a bright glare. He immediately jumped "up and found the chimney to be completely on fire, and burning all round, but with the assist:lnce of another gentlemal tlhey set to work carrying water, and after some little difficulty managed to cofinlle the nlames to the chimney and extinguish the fire before any serious damages were sustained. , : ;
ANVIL CREEK AND GRETA. LECTURE ON DR. LIVINGSTONE. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
ANVIL (JREBE AND GRETA. LECTURE ON DR. LIVINQSTONE. A MosT interesting lecture was delivered by Mr. Steadman, of West Maitland, at the Anvil Creek Company's workbshop on Satur day evening last. The subject was the late Dr. Livingstone, the weaver boy that went to Africa. Mr. Egglestono was moved to the chair. The Chairman, in introducing the lecturer, said he hoped the audience would pay respect ful attention to the lecture, as he was sure it was not every day they received a treat of this kind. He said he had much pleasure in in troducing Mr. Steadman. The lecturer, on coming forward, said he had chosen a subject which ought to interest all of them, and while he was speaking he hoped they would give him their attention. He did not pretend to be able to do justice to his subject, but he had done his best to place it in a light that would both inform and interest. The lecturer then introduced the subject of his story, end dwelt upon his youth ful career as a cotton spinner at the vil...
BURWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
BURWOOD. THE weather is very unsettled, giving very little chance of recovery to those who are auffering from cold, of which there is not a few in this district. The places in this neigh bourhood are unfit for habitation at this time *of the year, and all for want of drainage; when it is raining it presents the appearance *of a lagoon more than anything else, which is a great shame, for by a small expenditure the ground could be drained, thereby making the place healthy, and fit to reside in, which is not the state of things at present, as the numerous cases of illness can prove. The Improvement Society held its meeting last Thursday evening. There was a fair attendance of members. The President (Mr. G. Robertson) gave an instructive and useful lesson on drawing, clearly showing where errors were made by many in drawing, and ably explaining the way to avoid them. The president is untiring in his exertions to ad vance the members of the society, all of whom appreciate his abilities a...
CO-OPERATIVE COLLIERY. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 1 July 1874
CO-OPr~RATIViE COOLIUERY. We. uoa'iltlnd the Co-dpderative .Co?t Compnirny i:?ce puirchased ten hopper waggonot from the Warairih Oompany. .The price.has ,not transpired. but we believe they are first class articles, anld with the wbgg~on e rcsdy~at tje colliery, addc tlios& 'at. present in course of erection, it Xvllh1;m'-dOubt, not only increase-; thrdedaily output, but also be thu means of preventing many stoppages wlich havo takcn ilece at this collery of. late from want o emptieS.,