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JOHN CHASE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
JOHN CHASE. On Friday morning John Chase died in the Hospital, at the age of 69 years. Like Amor and Murphy, the deceased was admitted to the Hospital in a dying condition, suffering from bladder complaint, heart disease, and influenza. He was proprietor of the Priory Hotel for many years, and was known to travellers as a genial and good hearted host. He was buried on Friday afternoon by Mr Blundell, the Rev. A. R. Martin reading the burial service.
The White Feather. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
The White Feather. ' One volunteer who had passed was allowed to return to his home, because his mother did not wish him to go.'— Just behind the battle, mother, I am sloping back to you ; Though the doctors passed me, mother, Which I did not wish them to ! When I am at home, dear mother, &nbsp; I will never seek to roam! I'll stay and whack my younger &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; brother In tranquility at home! &nbsp; &nbsp; War is riorhi enough, dear mothor, Whon they will not let you go, But its fit to make you smother When they pass you, don't you know ! I can't kill the Boers, dear mother, 'Cause I think of turning Jew. Worms will turn, you know, dear mother, So I'm turning back to you ! — Ur tinge Li. ader.
SISTER THERESA. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
SISTER THERESA. On Wednesday morning, at 3.30, Sister Teresa, who has been ailing in the convent for some time, passed away. She was suffering from pneu- monia and typhoid fever, but the complaint had too strong a footing to be arrested by medical skill. Dr. Robinson was untiring in his attention. The deceased sister was a native of Kilkenny, Ireland &nbsp; the Cobar Convent For five years past Bourke convent of age, and &nbsp; other sisters ing the Convent Wed- nesday morning held in the church tions at 3.80. &nbsp; was conducted by the church about &nbsp; largely attended. The &nbsp; Father Tracey officiated at the grave.
CHAS. A. BRIGSTOCKE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
CHAS. A. BRIGSTOCKE. There were many sad hearts in Cobar on Tuesday when the news was received in town that Charles A. Brigstocke had died that morning. He had been managing Tiltargara station, and was a very old resident of this district. Deceased was about 45 years of age, and leaves a widow, together with a son and daugter. Influenza was the cause of death. The station is situated 74 miles west of Cobar, and deceased's attack, it is supposed, was too sudden to summon medical assist- ance. Mr Brigstocke was one of the early squatters to cast his lot in this district, when western flats were more fertile and the rainfall more abundant. Since then the scene has changed - barren wastes since predominated and the showers have been chiefly showers of dust. Like many others, deceased lost much money in wool-growing. Notwithstanding reverses, he always met the world with a cheerful face. His many friends will learn of his death with regret.
Topics of the Week. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
Topics of the Week. A few weeks ago there was a mild war scare that the Transvaal trouble would lead to complications between the Powers which would plunge Great Britain in a greater and heavier war- fare than she is at present engaged in. It is a pleasure to note, however, that a re-assuring flood of light has, during the last few days, gleamed through a rift in the cloud that so darkly shrouded the prospect ahead. The furtive machinations of France have been openly unmasked by the Powers she sought to beguile. An endeavour was made to inveigle Germany into the anti-British scheme, but the reply given through that country's semi- official organ, the Berlin Post, publicly ridicules the proposal of France that the settlement of the Transvaal trouble should be relegated to a tri- bunal of the Powers. Germany has her own interests in Africa, and these she is attending to with satisfaction to herself and under amicable arrange- ments with England. The response &nbsp; of the Unit...
WILLIAM MURPHY. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
WILLIAM MURPHY. On Sunday last William Murphy, aged about 30, died in the Hospital. He had been ailing for many months from consumption. Deceased was a horse trainer, and was fairly well known in this district and at Meryula. Mr E. Blundell conducted the funeral and the Rev. A. R. Martin officiated at the grave. &nbsp;
Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
Local and General. Deaths at Bourke. — Last week, at Bourke Dr Sides and Mrs D. Mathieson died. Both persons were widely known. A Tourist. — Mr E, Virgin, the cyclist, is the gentleman who rode a bicycle from Perth to Brisbane. He arrived in Cobar from White Cliffs and Broken Hill. Postponed. — Owing to the death of the Sister in the Convent the Concert in aid of the R C. Church has been postponed until next Wednesday evening. An excellent programme has been prepared. Illness. — A large number of persons in Cobar are at present indisposed. Mr M J. Duffy was very ill during the week, and is still in a serious way. Mr Musgrove is now on the mend. As we go to press Mr Blair is in a serious way, suffering from inflamma- tion of the lungs. The Cooker. - Mr Levy gave an exhibi0 tion of the Peerless Cooker at work in Crow's Hall on Monday afternoon, when there was a small attendance. We understand that these stoves are well suited for such hot places as Cobar, and that they are selling ver...
ANN NORTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
ANN NORTON. On Friday of last week, Ann Norton, wife of a well-known local water- carter, died at her home. She was 59 years of age, and leaves a grown-up family. Messrs Gudgeon and Clifton conducted the funeral, which took place on Saturday. The Rev. A. R. Graham officiated at the grave.
The Kelly Gang. ARNOLD DENHAM CO. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
The Kelly Gang. ARNOLD DENHAM CO. &nbsp; On Saturday last the Arnold Den- ham Dramatic Co., opened in the Masonic Hall to one of the largest audiences that has ever been assembled in that building. The title of their production for that evening — 'The &nbsp; Kelly Gang' is one which has always drawn well, and Cobar proved no exception. The drama was staged very well, and the scenic effects were of an order highly creditable to a travelling company. The hero of the piece, 'Ned Kelly,' was ably repre- &nbsp; sented by Mr Charles Field. He is physically a good stamp of a man, and took his part perfectly- Mr Chas Carrington portrayed the reckless 'Dan Kelly' with splendid effect. &nbsp; &nbsp; Mr R. Talbott represented 'Steve &nbsp; Hart,' the big boy bushranger whose connection with the gang from first to last was actuated by a strong love for 'Kate Kelly,' the loyal and daring sister of the outlawed brothers. By the way, Miss le Croisett...
BREVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
BREVITIES. Dewey won the Caulfleld. Merriwee won the Melbourne A lot of betting took place on the Derby and Cup. &nbsp; &nbsp; Cobar train has been running very well to time lately. Crowded house at the Masonic Hall on Saturday evening. Cobar Herald publishes 'specials' &nbsp; &nbsp; on all important Transvaal war de- velopments. Last week at Mathunia, Tasmania, two children died as the result of chewing match heads. One night last week the Goulburn- Cooma train ran over a flock of sheep near Queanbeyan, killing 40. Colonel Jaw-Bone was by far the most heroic figure — on horse back — in the war processions in Sydney. Prize sheep had to be fed in pens during the drought in the back country The pen is mightier than the sward. William Johnson's lease of Muriel Tank, on road Cobar to Nyngan, has been cancelled, as from November 30. D. J. Mahoney, local agent for the Singer Sewing Machine Co., Becker st, (near Linsley st), Cobar. — 0 This has been a lively...
OBITUARY. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
OBITUARY. Since our last issue the death rate has been very largely augmented. In our last, five deaths were reported, but this time it is our painful duty to chronicle no less than seven deaths. This brings to recollection the mor- tality of the heat wave, although the climatic conditions of the 1896 apo- pleptic visitation are, fortunately, not with us today. It seems that the &nbsp; varied weather of the past month - one day hot and the next cold — has had a disastrous effect on sufferers from chronic complaints. A brief notice of the deaths is given below. We sym- pathise deeply with the many bereaved ones.
BREVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
BREVITIES. Typhoid is bad in Bourke. Remember Mr Stevenson's furniture sale on Wednesday next. Rev A. R. Martin preaches at Florida on Sunday morning. Judge Caffee was summing up in a case at Taree, on the north coast, when he was stricken with paralysis. He died last Friday. Telegraph operators are wanted for South Africa. Mr R. Spence, from the Bourke Office, sails this week for Natal. At the Revision Court for the Muni- cipal District of Gladstone, Mr W. J. Hogan presided. It was held at 10 o'clock on Friday, in Lew's Hall. About 20 names were added to the list. No interest whatever was taken in the proceedings by the residents. It is said that Major Wardill hints at the recent tour of the Australian eleven having been a financial record. Adding to this the success achieved in the noble game, it will be allowed that the Australian cricketers have little to grumble at.
Police Court. MONDAY. Refore Mr Brown, P.M. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
Police Court. MONDAY. Before Mr Brown, P.M. Alfred Dean was fined 5s or 24 hours' im- prisonment for being drunk and disorderly. Leslie Wilson, for a similar charge, was fined 5s, or imprisonment till the rising of the court. Peter Thompson Bruce charged Kuong On with stealing a pound note. Defendant pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr Hogan. The case was dismissed. Edward Low promised to leave the town and go in search of work, and the Bench discharged him. William Hassett was charged with using indecent language. He pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr Hogan. A lot of evidence for and against was taken, and de- fendant was fined 40s. Henry Edgar was fined 10s for drunken- ness. TUESDAY. Alfred Francisco was charged with having cruelly ill-treated a horse. He pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr Hogan. Senior Sergeant Cameron prosecuted. Constable Robertson, Alice Emery, Isa- bella Wray, Salina, Morris, and Mrs H. Obray gave evidence for the prosecution. All thes...
War Items. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 11 November 1899
War Items. ' British and Boer outposts are on excellent terms with each other.'' &nbsp; ? ^'The British at Colosburj- supplied. tho Boer sentinels with food;' ? / : ; 'The 'British comrnandar urgeU tho residents of Ladysmith to make no hostile -lerronstration when Boer prisoners arrived.' '' Tho Boers and Brit sb fraternised after the battle of Glencoe.'1 — if you want to sky n p.irty, Most politely, mo8t politely ! ? Blow his .brains out, do my hearty, But politely, most politely ! ! Murder with a Maxim gun, Most politely, most policely ! Slaughter them, but see it's done, Most politely, quite politely ! When you fire a Lyddite shell Sending crowds to — Inverell, Cut them all to bits as well — Most politely, most politely ! — Orange Leader.