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MINING. LATEST NEWS AND NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
MINING. LATEST NEWS AND NOTES. A Cue correspondent saja that min- ing matters in that district are looking brighter than they have done for some time. Good reports are coming in from the outlying places, particularly Tuck- anarra, Lake Way, Stake Well, and Black Sange. Our Adelaide correspondent tele- graphed last night:-At a meeting of shareholders in the General Gordon Gold-mining Company, held to-day, the directors explained that great difficulty had been experienced in connection with the reconstruction, the old company's affairs being considerably mixed. An expenditure of £2,000 was recommend- ed for further prospecting. The report was adopted. The credit balance is now £1,094.
ORMUZ CRUSHING. ALLUVIAL RUSH. Coolgardie, August 20. [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
ORMÜZ CRUSHING. ALLUVIAL RUSH. Coolgardie, August 20. The fortnight's run of the Great Dyke I battery on stone from the Ormnz mine, ! near Kintore, gave the following result : j -Stone treated, 153 tons, yielding! 152oz. 15dwt. 12gr. j Some particulars were available this j evening concerning the alluvial rush to ! Block 48, the property of the Hampton Plains Company. The locality of the find is on the Red Hill Road, about 18 j I miles on this side of Red Hill, and 30 ! miles from Coolgardie. There are some, [250 men on the ground,' a large number j being on pro miking gold-bearing dirt. So far, only four "dufferg" hare been bot- tomed at a shallow level. The stuff in which the gold is obtained is ordinary was dirt, not cement. Tms morning 5O0Z. were taken from one claim, and on the preceding day 2oz. were obtained from the same claim which on Wednes- ? day yielded 2oz. 16dwt. Instances are reported where men have secured 5dwt 6dwt., and 7dwt. from one dish. Young and party are said...
GOLD EXPORT. A RECORD SHIPMENT. [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
GOLD EXPORT. A RECORD SHIPMENT. The gold shipments per the Adelaide Steamship Company's steamer Marloo, which sailed yesterday at noon, were as follow:-. Bank of Australasia to Bank of Aus- tralasia, Melbourne, eight boxes, 6,550oz. Western Australian Bank to Bank of New South Wales, Melbourne, five boxes, 4,020oz. National Bank of Australasia to Na- tional Bank of Australasia, Melbourne, two boxes, l,285oz. 2dwt. 19gr. Bank of New South Wales to Bank of New South Wales, Melbourne, two boxes, l,565oz. Total, 13,420oz. 2dwL I9gr. This is the largest shipment which has ever left the port in one vessel.
TURF NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
TURF NOTES. (By "Young Un.") Fifty pounds to nothing is worth cutting for everyone will admit, and the Sydney '"'Referes" thinks likewise, yet this is their offer for the tipster who is lucky enough to select die first, second and third horses in the Mel- bourne Cup. It's a rather large order to pick 1, 2 and 3, in any race, but when the race is the Melbourne Cup event, ths order becomes a hundred times larger, but it is to be done, and, as the "Referee" says, a handful of tenners is worth trying for. * " * * * Bookmakers in Melbourne do not seem inclined to incur much liability on the Cups, and in consequence exe- cuting a. commission over there is out of the question. According to an ex- change there was a commission to back Merloolas for the Melbourne Cup in the market last week, but very little money could be obtained about the big Queens- lander, and the commission v^was a failure. If there was any money to be obtained another horse would have been well backed for one of the Cu...
LACROSSE. [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
LACROSSE. Fremantle v. Mercantile, played on the Esplanade Reserve, resulted in a win for Fremantle, the scores being'-: Fremantle,^; Mercantile, 3: Brown (2), Jones and Thyer etaoi shrdl cmfw v j (2), Thyer and Jones (1) being goal-; throwers for the winners, and Dickinson (1) and Angel (2) throwing goals for the. losers. j
PIPING HOT. [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
PIPING flOT. (By Emily Zolen) Thus a correspondent under the above caption: Bias the Premier gone off his doti He has always been the first to go for the people who attempted to cry stinking fish, and now, just at the moment when he is required to display some sort of cheap heorism and a little common sense, all his gaseous courage goes bung, and 'e dunno where 'e are. At one time, in common with many other idiots, I used to rtiinlr the immensity of adipose tissue covered a little muscle and grit, but the bubble of our momentary infatu- ation is pricked, the Great Panjandrum has gone bung, the rockers has gone up, exploded a multitude of pryrotechnic stars, and down comes the stick. The I Lord High Kicker has lost confidence in himself, and now likewise also all the fools that believed in bis empty vapor- ings. The Forrest Government ba« poli- tically ruined the country, destroyed its credit, and, to crown all, has destroyed -the only drop of sweetness in rfu» cup of sweetness in th...
RUGBY. [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
RUGBY. Swan T. Sydneys,-This maten, was played on tile Old Recreation Ground, in the presence of a large number of spec- tators. At the end of the first half Syd- ney was leading by 3 points to niL In the second half the Swan completely ran over Sydney, and eventually won by 16 points to 3 Gouty, WOdo, Todd, Locking- ton, Orr, Jago (2), Garcia, and Hatton played splendidly for Swans; and Hot ton, Cook, Kerr, Hart, Arcus, and Boyan for Sydneys Mr. Gorman made an ef- ficient umpire.
THE NEW LAND BILL. "BLOCKERS." [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
TEE NEW LAND BILL 'BLOCKERS." We cannot speak too highly of the efforts made by the Minister of Lands (Mr. George Throssell), to get people settled on the land. One of his most commendable proposals is the "blocker1"' system, which provides for catting up land adjacent to towns, farms, or tim- ber centres, in blocks of from half-an acreto30 acres. This system has work- ed admirably in South Australia, where it has been in operation for several years. At Port Broughton, which may be taken as a sample of such towns, in a few months 50 or 60 blocks were taken up, and almost immediately 20 or 30 cottages, varying from one to six or seven rooms, were built by the wage earners in the district. There blocks were soon fenced, cleared, and tilled, and then followed tile planting of many with fruit trees, vines, etc., rooted cut- tings, and trees being supplied by the Agricultural Bureau for the purpose. It was surprising the improvenemnt wrought in a short time, lt helped largely to keep a s...
JUST AWFUL! [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
JÜST AWFUL! -o "Now, you said yesterday that every ¡ time I used the word 'awful' you would ! check me, and you're not doing it. I I wish you would," said Mrs. Sp adina. "Very welL I shall not forget," re- plied Mr. Spadina. "It's an absurd word." 'T know it is just awful the way I use it-" "There you go again.' I know, but I was just telling you. Itll be awful hard work to give it up, but Fm going to do it if you'll keep checking me." Mr. Spadina looked at her inquir- ingly, but she was intent upon her sew- ing. -.ou've just said it again," he ob- served. ';Said what!' "You said it would be awful bard to give it up." "So it wily she said spiritedly. "Why, Andrew, you've no idea how hard it is to quit using a word or expression once you get used to it. Maybe you think-" "Fm not talking about whether it's hard or easy, or anything of the kind," began Mr. Spadina, but she interrupted him. "WelL by your tone it seems as if you thought it easy, for when I said it was hard you caught me ...
FROM DAY TO DAY. [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
TOM DAY TO DAY. (Br Vox.) A few of the pantie-works BOW p greasing in Coolgardie:-1. The Exh : tion to be opened next M"""-*!, cover ; some acres of land. 2. The new w ? ' - den's offices now nearing completion : * cost of over £20,000. 3. The Chi . ber of Mines, an elaborate, costly sU building-partly club, partly pub. A large and commodious infm\ts¡.' sch. ' ef stone. Verily, Coolgardie is bei paid a high price for its Tote I * * * » In a recent issue of the "Espera] "Ernes," under the heading of "Bli Partisanship," appears the followin , -Our wires to-day state that it is t intention of several storekeepers Norseman, to boycott the Espérai firms. Under the existing circu stances of business liabilities in t former town this will probably end d astrously for Norseman. Yesterday t local telegraph authorities received .intimation from Norseman, that t "Norseman Times" would accept more press telegrams from Esperam We shall not fail to make this lab freak widely known." This is evide...
IS IT TRUE.? [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
IS IT TRUE.? I e- ! That the City Council are paying £S per ton more, for the cast iron jaws -1 their Btonc-cnrsher than they can us> landed free from Victoria for! ] That in addition to being £3 per ton cheaper, the Victorian jaws are also a good bit ahead as far as quality goesf That a certain council assisted the Government financially, by purchasing three bad horses at Hhndring a few weeks back at £20 per head? That the same council have been com- pelled to sell two of the "crooks" at a loss of ¿CS to the ratepayers! That the only thing wrong with these three horses was that two were real jibs,, and one a perfect roarer! That one of the last batch of the policemen taken on, had only been in the colony from old Ireland about seven days! That the same man soon after told the Bench, that the prisoner kicked him in the foot and broke his watch f That one constable makes a "boast that no inspector can shift him from Perth? That the number of reporte against the same man would have...
SHOULD WOMEN HAVE A VOTE[?] (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
SHOULD WOMEN HAVE A VOTE! (To the Editor.) Sir,-This is a query at present much discussed in political and outside circles ; and like every other measure of conse- quence, has called forth many cham- pions and opponents. I have heard many pet theories expounded as to the evil of allowing women to enter the pale of politics ; but am still a believer in womanhood suffrage. We hear it said by many that women should not enter the political arena, as her duties, direct- ly and indirectly, will not allow her todo so, and that by so doing she would neg- lect her home and domestic append- ages, etc. This is simply rot. Does the duty of recording a vote debar a man from attending to his work and looking after his wife and family, if he has one? And the same would apply to women ; and again all have not homes, but a great many are their own bread- winners, under these circumstances hard enough for anything. Why then should they not have the ODportnniry of ameliorating their conditions of earn...
PITH OF PARLIAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
PITH OF PARLIAMENT. (By Bungarra.) To bim that .bas shall be giren, and to him that has not shall be taken awav the damed little .that he hasn't eren got.-Fátman's Gos npeL The way of the transgressor is hard. Judas Iscariot sold his reputation for 30 pieces of silver. If he had lived in West- Australia he would have sold his party for 30 miles of goldfields railway. And then the Premier of the time would have sold him by going back on his poiiey as foreshadowed in the Governor's speech and refused the purchase price, that is, the railways he had promised. Judas had the good merit to go out and hang himnolf afterwards. * * * * Without any reference whatever to the above paragraph, the writer notices that two goldfields members are still alive. * * * * John Deficit Forrest's budget speech on Thursday night was a long apology fin- the Hon. Squander Piesse, the head coin-scatterer of the Ministry ; the per- petrators of the fallacious estimates under which the financial system went i w...
ACTA DIU[?]NA. [Newspaper Article] — West Australian Sunday Times — 21 August 1898
ACTA DIÜMA. i Labour troubles fomented on piece- work. That's the latest! Wanted-to learn more of the cya- nide tailings question from the miner's point of view. Another large meeting of miners at Norseman bas "reeoluted" in favor oi the Esperance-Coolgardie hue. The Mount Magnet paper says that a Cue maniac ate a whole copy of the "Murchison Times." He must have been a maniac. Certain mine managers deny that the fumes from cyanided tailings are dan- gerous. All right, couldn't these people manage to introduce a few more deadly poisons into their stopes just by way oi experiment? Coolgardie, which has crawled on its belly to the Government lately, is to get no railway, after alL The inhabi- tants will have to fall back upon their old occupation of frafc-inpr in each other's washing. , Apropos of giving sectarian education in State schools, an inspector came round, before the secular aspect of the question was enforced, and put the pupils under examination:-"What is meant by the Pent...