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ARMS AND AMMUNITION. SYDNEY, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
ARMS AND AMMU?NITION SYDNEY, Fri day. It has come to the knowledge of the Government that there is an intention on the part of a certain firm ih Sydhey to reship to a port at present undis closed a consignment of arms and ammunition which arrived hers from Europe a few days ago. In conse quence of the cabled' information recently to hand' of the devi'ces used to get 'weapons and munitions co war into the South African Republic and the Orange Free State, the disposal of those goods will be carefully watched. The Government proposes to issue special instructions to the Customs officials to closely- watch all exports with the object of preventing the surreptitious shipments of arms, and will take such other precautions as may be deemed necessary with regard to the consignments openly shipped from he: e to other ports. The Premier recently cabled to the Agent-General ordering 4000 rifles and three million rounds of ammunition, and subsequently informed Sir Julian Salomoe>; tnat the o...
A DISLOYAL RIFLEMAN. SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
A DISLOYAL RIFL`MAN. SYDNEY, Tuesday. The member of the rifle reserve at Wollongong who, it is alleged, had ut tered disloyal sentiments has sent in his resignation. 'There is a growing feel ing in the district that disloyal utter ances should not be lpassed over, and that those in receipt of public. money should be called upon for an explana tion if they make use of anti-British sentiments.
THE BATTLE OF MAGERSFONTEIN. A THRILLING SPECTACLE. DESPATCH FROM THE FIELD. The "Age" Special War Correspondent. BATTLE FIELD, NEAR MODDER RIVER, Monday, Dec. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
T-IE BATTLE OF MAGERSFONTEIN. A THRI-ILLING SPECTAC~UL. DESPATCH .FROM THE FIELI)D. BY.F. W. WILKINSON, The "Age" Speclal War C'orrespon'dent. BATTLE FIELD, NEAR MODDER RIVER, Monday, Dec. 11. I reached here jist in the nick of time to see what will no doubt be one of the most interesting engagements of the campaign on this side. I crossed the new bridge over the river just as day dawned, and heard the roar of can non in the distance, abtout five miles away. I set oll in hot pursuit, follow ing the direction of the cannonade, and passed over the ground where the last, battle took place, seeing the trencheb where the Boers had been posted. Then I came up with an apparently inter minable string of mule wagons waiting orders to advance. They were in a perfect line, about two miles in length, with baggage and equipment for a whole army. Evidently, then, this was no mere reconnaissance in force. It was actually the advance of the relief column on Kimberley, but the way had to be cleared ...
WAR ITEMS. TROOPS FOR AND IN SOUTH AFRICA. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
WAR ITEMS. TROOPS FOR AN)D IN SOUTH AFRICA. Speaking at Queensbury early last month, Mr. J. Powell Williams, finan cial secretary to the War Otlice, gave the following details of troops then sent and under orders to be sent to South Africa. It was as follows: Men. Cavalry, 14 regiments ...... 8,660 Horse artillery, 7 batteries; field artillery,27 batteries; mountain battery, 1 ..... 8,9.10 Infantry, 54 battalions .... 61,860 Army Service Corps ........ 3,175 Medical corps ............. 2,380 Ordnance corps ............ 815 Other troops ............. 3,240 Total British troops ..... 89,070 Then came a naval brigade of 1100, local forces 13,200, and the colonial con tingents bringing up the total to 105,770. Since then the following troops have left for South Africa or are about to leave:-T'iwo infantry divi sions, or 20,000 men; 9000 Imperial volunteers, 10,000 Imperial yeomanry, 7000 Imperial militia, 3500 colonial troops, and about 2000 artillery, or a further force of nearly 50,00...
AN ENTHUSIASTIC MEDICAL MAN. SHEPPARTON, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
AN ENTI-IUSTASTIC MEDICAL MAN. SIHE.PPA!RTON, Tuesda.y. Mr. J. P. Kelly, L.R.C.S., of DIooke, left, for Melbourne this evening for ex amination for service in South Africa. He volunteered for medical service a.t the war, but, upon receiving word that there was no vacancy, he offered his services as a stretcher-bearer, and will go in that calplcity if no other aplpoint ment is available. He has been seven and a half years practising at Dookie, and is prepared to abandon his prac tice to serve the Empire.
FIGHT AT KIMBERLEY. SHARP ARTILLERY DUEL. ("Cape Times.") KIMBERLEY, Dec. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
FIGHT AT KIMI'BIM RLEY. SHARP ARTILLERY DUEL. ("Cape Times.") KIMBERLEY, Dec. 9. (By Despatch Rider to Modder River.) Just before daybreak a strong patrol, under Major Chamier, of the Royal Ar tillery, with six guns of the Diamond fields Artillery, moved out in the direc tion .of Otto's Kopje to make. a de monstration against the enemy's forces at the intermediate pumping-station and Ka.mfer's dam. Our guns opened upon the latter position at 4.30, and speedily discovered the presence of the enemy's lield-guns, which fired from a well-sheltered position on debris heaps. Our artillery unlimbered in the open, and the duel went on with considerable vigour for over three hours. About 7.30 our guns planted several shots -right into the Boers' cordite gun, and same Cape I'olicemen, who were in a most advantageous position for seeing, are convinced that some serious damage was done either to the gun or to the men serving it. This afternoon the miniature duel was resumed under the same condi...
FEELING IN CAPE COLONY. CAPETOWN, Dec. 15. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
FEELING IN CA:PE COLONY. (From the "Age" special correspen dent.) CAPETOWN. Dec. 15. The military inaction which. prevailed fronm the date of the. battle of Modder Rivor (November 28) to December 10 was to the public hbcre quite inexplic able. General Buller had got to the Frere camp in Natal; General Methuen was in possession&lt; of Modder River within striking distance of Kimberley. General Gatacre was at Molteno close to the strongholl of the Boers at Storm berg, and General French' was at Arundel, a few miles only from Coles berg and the Free State border, hut no thing was done. It was rumoured that Generals Methuen, French., andl Gatacre were to make combined move ments on Norval's Pont, and had orders to rendezvous at Bloemfontein. Au other rumour was that a force had been detached from General Methuen s column, and was working round west of Kimiberley, but neither of ,these rumours was correct; but on Sunday last, hobwever, something totally uae' pocted did happen, th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
WE ARE DIRECT IiMIPORTERS. Our Customers have not to pay toll to Merchants and Banks. We have just opened some goods that will be an object lesson to buyers who are caught by clap-trap and extravagantly worded advertiscncts. For example, in our CLOTHING DE PARTHIENT TVe have opened several cases of Men's Mole Trousers, at 3/11 per pair, worth 4/9. Boys' Mole Knickers, size 1 to 6, price 1/6 to 2/-, fully 25 per cent. below usual price. BOYS' TWEED KNICKER SUITS, Size 1 to 5, 3/11 to 5/11. This is a job line worth twice the money. Men's Tweed Trousers, 5/11 to 9/6, special value. ;oys' Sailor Suits, made of fast dye coating serge, size 0 to 10. These are made to our order, and will be found a real hard wear suit. Men's Scotch Tweed Suits, 17/6 to 25/-. Men's Navy Serge Suits, 25/- to 30/-. $6en's Vicuna Coat and Vest, 21/-. Equsa to tailor-made. Men's Dust Coats and Alpaca Sacs. )LERCERY DEPART1iENT Men's Tennis Shirts, 3/6 to 5/6. Men's Tunic Shirts, 5/6 to 7/6. Men's Golf Shirts, 4...
FINANCIAL. LONDON, Jan. 11. BANK OF ENGLAND RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
FINANCIA L. LONDON, Jan: 11. BANK OF ENGLAND RETURNS. Following are the returns of the Bank of England for the week. The figures for a week ago are given in parentheses: Banking Deepartment.-Reserves in gold, coin, and bullion, £31,913,000 (£30,746,000). Banking Department. - Reserves in notes and coin, £21,832,000 (£20,598,000). Percentage of reserves to liabilities, 39.47 (38.58). Circulation, including bank post bills, £28,326,000 ( 28,828,000). Public deposits, £9,937,000 (£ 8.744,000). Other delposits, £.45;220,000 ( £44,527,000). Government securities, £19,057,000 (£ 16,061,000). Other secur.ities, £32,392,000 ( 234,019,000).
WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA. A PRESBYTERIAN DIVINE. ON A DAY OF HUMILIATION AND PRAYER. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
WAR IN SOUTIf AFRICA. c-4--- A. PRESBYTERIAN DIVINE. ON A DAY OF HUMILIATION AND PRAYER. It was perhaps a not inappropriate ,close of the week (says the Capetown correspondent of the Sydney "Daily Telegraph), that the Dutch Reformed Church throughout the colony should be engaged in"HIIumiliation and Prayer" at the behest of the Moderator, who answers to the archbishop in the Eng lish Church. The principal preacher in the principal church, the Rev. J. G. Steytler, known locally as "The Pope," from his high and mighty attitude, re peated a many times previous offence, and made his address anti-British and Iro-Boer. He declared the war to be unrighteous and unjust on the part of the British, and expressed his intention to repeat this assertion at every avail able opportunity. On the other hand, a Presbyterian minister, the Rev. S. J. Hamilton, preaching at Stellenbosch, in this neighbourhood, has been telling his Dutch Reformed Church brethren some home truths. Here is the text of his ...
CHEAP TRIP TO SEASIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
CH-IEAP TRP TO, SEASIDE. WESTERNI LINI.--42Acap trip tickets will be issued to Latrobe, Ulverstone, and intermediate stations by the 8 a.m. and 3.15 p.m. trains from Launceston on Tuoeday, 23rd January, and by special 7.15 a.m. and usual 8 a.m. trains on Wednesday, 24th January. Fares from Launceston to' Ulver stone, 10s first, 8s second class, and in proportion other stations. On' 24th January return special train leaves Ulverstone at 5.20 p.m., for Launceston. Tickets avail able for return up to Saturday, 3rd Febru ary. CHEIAP TRIP TO DENISON GORGE; AND KAROOLA SPORTS. SCOTTSIDALEG LINE.-On Wednesday 24th January, a chcap excursion train to Karoola, Denison Gorge, and Golconda leaves Launceston at 11.10 a.m., returning from Golconda at 4.5- p.m., Denlson 4.30 p.m., and Karoola at 5.30 p.m., due in Launceston at 6.30 p.m. Day trip faros 2s Gd first, Is 6d soccnd class. Passengers may alight at any interniediate station. On Wednesday, 24th January, day trip re turn tickets at 2s' Gd...
COMMERCIAL. LONDON, Jan. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
COMMERCIA L. -4-- LONDON, Jan. 11. Buttcr.-There is a fair demand' for colonial at from 98s to 100s. Danish is quoted at 114s. The consignment ex R.M.S. Ormuz is good. Cheese.-The market is firm. The consignment ex s. Kumara is excellent, and sold at fromi 56s to 58s. Hemp.-The market is firm, but the competition is not so brisk. W'heat.-The markets are quiet and slightly weaker in sympathy with the American, where the demand is slack. A cargo of Victorian (January-February shipment) is offered at 29s 6d per 4801b., c.f.i. Wool.-The Continental "Terme" markets' quotations for tops, River Plate "B" type, for future delivery, are as follow:- Antwerp. Roubaix. Fr. c. Fr. c. January ..........., 6.321/z 6.42% June .. ..... 6.42? 6.55 The quotations are in francs and cen times per kilogramme (2 1-51b.).
IMPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
IMPORTS. Jan. 12-Coogee, s., fromi Melbourne. 20 css drapery, 204 bags twine, 5 css tobacco, 50 ess and 36 pkgs groceries, 12 pkgs hard ware, 165 ess fruit, 25 pkgs agricultural implements, 142 pkgs merchandise, 17 css Iron, 20 bags salt, 5 css tea, 15 css stout, 119 bdls tubes, 5 css beer, 7 ess machinery, 56 css oranges, 10 css boots, 6 css bottles, 5 css pickles, 13 css drugs, 20 bls paper hangings, 20 css vinegar, 3. css cocoa, 96 bags tapioca; and a large quantity of gene ral merchandise. Transhipments ex Aus. burg, Rome, and Port Elliot. Jan. 12-Violet, kt., from. Melbourne. 100 bags bonedust, 100 css of dynamite. ancluded in the manifest of -the Nor man M'Leod, from London: JAMES BARCLAY, Brisbane and St. John streets, Launceston 4 css bass brooms 2 css brushware 46 bdls Br;de's shovels and spades 1 pkge wire door mats 1 cs maul rings 7 bdls Parkes's digging forks 17 bdls Pprkes's spades and shovels 3 css double-ended picks 1 es garden hoes 1 es Walker and Hall's E.P. ware an...
INWARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
INWARDS. Jan. 12-Coogee, s., 1000 tons, F. Carring ton, commander, from. Melbourne. Pas, sengers:-Saloon-Mesdames, James, Pea cock, Reynolds, Dowling, Norman, Fernald, Aspinwall, Henderson, Wilkinson, Boyd, Scown, Griffen, Answell and infant, Whit ley, Montgomery, Hinds, Roberts, King, Hogan, Chirnside, Patterson, Archer, Rock. lift; Misses James, Bell, Locke, M'Donald, Edgar, Boyster, Rossel, Jackson, Whitley, Saul, Pink, Williams, Rockliff (3), Hogan, Feemar, Morgan, Lovell, M'Millan, Etter shank (2), Patterson, Archer (2); Rev. Marsh; .Messrs. Wilkinson, Saul, Adams, Ray, James, Blundell, Brown, Major Ed wvards (S.A), Dowling, .White, Westgarth, Scown, Neilson, Davey, Hinds, Manifold, Ryan, Delaney, Williams, Dunne, Anthony, Smith, Scott, ..eacock, Rockliff, Hogan, Ettershank, Patterson, Rice, Hale, Roberts, Andrews; Masters Hogan, Chlrnside,"Mont gomery, Rockliff, Henderson; and 21 in the steerage. Jan. 12-Violet, kt., 25 tons, R. Collins, master, from. Melbourne.
SOUTHERN HOSPITAL BOARD. HOBART, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 13 January 1900
SOUTHERN HIOSP'ITAL 1O)ARfD. HOBART, Friday. At a meeting of the Hospital Bcard to-day the finance committee reported that the collections for last year ex ceeded those of the previous year by £119. A letter was read trom Dr. Bright stating that in responseto the request of the board, asking him to reconsider his decision of retiring from the honorary medical staff of the hospital, he had no other alternative but to at once comply with a request made in such complimentary and kind language. He would therefore continue to act to the best of his ability. The members of the board expressed their pleasure at the determination of Dr. Bright. Dr. Sprott wrote stating he was not in favour of infectious diseases boing treated at the General Hospital.