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Latest Intelligence. [BY CABLEGRAM.] LONDON, WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
Lttggt IntillxHi&gi y [By Cablegram.] LONDON, Wednesday. The convention, delimiting the British and French boundaries m West Africa, has been signed. A number of the awiffcest American warships are assembling at Virginia. It is believed an attack upon Admiral Cerevas' fleet, at Cadiz, is contem plated. The American Congress has unani mously voted immediate payment of the Behnng Sea award to England. During a visit of the Czar to Tarkaye, near St. Petersburg, to witness the consecration of church, a mine was discovered directly under the spot allotted to the Czar and suite.
P. A. and H. Association. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
( jjA meeting of the Committee of the Parkes P.A. and H, Association was held on Wednesday, Mr. A, S, Bal combe presiding. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. It .waB resolved that Mr. Crawford's special prize of £% 2s be allotted for lambs nine months old or under. The following judges were then selected:—ClaBs A, B, and Gr,Messrs Prince Wood, G. D. Hay, Binda, Goulburn, and Edwards, Bibbenluke, Oooma ; Class C, J. Fagan, Sunny aide, Cowra, 1. Gordon, Mar'lda, Blayney ; Class D, T. Tom, J. Perks, W, A. Lowing; Class E, A, fihvvkes worth, D. F. Gibb; Class F, T. Tom, J. Perks, W. A. Lowing ; Class H, J. B. Reymondj T. Job, J. Black ; ClaBs I, W. Black, A. Foater ; Class J. Mrs. Genge, Mrs. Thornbury; Class K, J. Martin, J. Townsend, F. Palmer : Class L, Dr. Johnson, J. B. Reymond, A. S. Balcombe ; Class M, A. Cunicb, H. H. Cooke; Class N, C, Jarrett, E, Shanahanj W.J. Nash ; Class 0, C. A. Fletcher; Class P, needlework, Mrs. Thornbury, Miss Howard ; writing,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
A JEjuui) ^3 >&lt;S>B Can be Gained Only ' by Selling . . . . ft® ^he value of which is unquestionable. During the past 50 years we have built up an enormous trade in New South Wales and Queensland, by selling goods that we ourselves had every confidence in, and which have given entire satisfaction to our cus tomers. We have thus established A OUB Are manufactured by experienced and enterprising Firms such as QTEMWAY & SQSTS, TepJs JOH^f 8s "SONS, tendon. SXG2L laXPP & So.OT, Stuttgart. JULIAS Lgipai^. BBAB9 & 00. Paris These Firms have all gained a for the superior excellence of their 2?ig,&0S- The prices, quality considered, are by no means high. We have a large display in our Showrooms, and invite inspection and com parison. . . . Iltusti'atted CalsaQogiaes iinud Price ILfists posted firee.
Juvenile Offenders. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
Juvenile Offenders. At the Parkes Police Court, on Wednesday, before the Police Magis trate and Mr. W. Price, J.P., two boys—Walter-Cole 13, and Ernest Clarke 10—were charged with stealing, in company, a horse, the property of John Medlyn, of Parkes. Constable Hawe, of Manildra, gave evidence to the effect that he arrested the lads at Manildra on their way to Orange. Both were riding the horse (now outside the Court). Cole admitted that he and Clarke took the horse. John Medlyn deposed the horse outside the Court was his. One day last week the horse was put iD a secure paddock and the gate was locked. Next day the gate was found to be broken down and the horse removed. The lads were found guilty—the eider being sen tenced to fourteen days' imprisonment and the younger to twelve hours.— Charges of stealing' a saddle, the pro perty of F, Peel, and a bridle, the property ofT. Lester, were withdrawn.
Official Notifications From the "Government Gazette.") [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
■ i in. I mi. From, the " Government Gazette T) | Revocation of temporary reserve :-*» Land district of Forbes: Formerly within the leasehold areB of Bam wang HolJing No 498. No 26,320 from conditional sale, notified 17th July, 1897, parish of Monwonga, containing an area of 891 acres. Withdrawal from Burra Burra pastoral lease for settlement by other holdings:—Land district of Parkes j and Condobolin : Within the lease-' hold area of Burra Burra No 546, counties of Kennedy and Cunning ham, parishes of Fitzroy, Gillenbine, Tout, Burra, and Murga, area about 29,900 acres. The Public Service Board has ap proved of the following transfers of teachers:—Miss M. Free, from Forbes to Albion-street Girls', as Pupil Teacher; Mr. C.Robins, fromGurban to Derriwang, etc., Half-time, as teacher; Miss E. Speck, from Parkes to Forbes Boys'", as Pupil Teacher. Preliminary notice is ^iven of intention to refuse the application of P. L. Hurlev, Condobolin, for Ljse of 40a, Mt. Guida, for mining pur p...
Trangie. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
(from our own correspondent.) The Trangie Debating and lea provement Society held its weekly meeting on Monday night, and a fair muster of members of both sexes were present. The subject for debate was u Freetrade and Protection," and the views given by supporters of both sides were ably set down by those who spoke. The Club of late has added considerably to its roll of members, which numbers now some thing over 30. It is proposed to establish a kind ot club in connection vuth the Society in which chess, draughts and whist tournaments will be introduced. This is looked on by many as an excellent proposal, as debates, night after night during the long evenings of winter, tend to become wearisome unless enlivened by games of some kind. The female members, for instance, would prefer an evening once every two or three weeks, dnring which games, sing*ing, music, etc. could be introduced. I believe the Society had such a thing for a while las!, winter, and it was re garded as quite an imp...
Mining Matters. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
An extension of a month's suspen sion was granted the Avoca Company Birthday) on Wednesday. We understand good gold haB been struck m the bottom, at the Bush man's mine. Only a few men are at work out at the London. _ The Phoenix party are raising good stone from a small reef, A number of local mining specu lators have lately secured bulky parcels of Peak Hill Proprietary shares. A report has gained currency to the effect that the Koh-i-nor Company was about to put on at once about 50 or 60 extra hands. We are in a position to say that the manning of the mine will not be increased until the workings are well opened up by the present staff. Toe old battery is at present idle. Drew and Smith have sunk a 60ft shaft on private property, opposite the Q-rand Hotel. They have driven about 50ft and have come across a large body of poor-looking wash. They intend to drive towards the old workings in the vicinity, in the expec tation of ricking up something good. Peak Hill "^prietary shares ha...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
1st Prize fchra Svdnov Show, 1895-97. ONE DOSE OP A fT^Pp1© A T £ U 9 A iwcSity TOipif IfAClCJ iMbM Mlm —•WILL KEIilKVB— Coughs, C©Sc?s, Asthma, Brora Gratis, BircfliMeirosa.. &c. in young or old JUST TRY IT Local Agent, MR W. J. WOODS. ~~™ 3£&lt;o> £S5"7~" TO LET the Room attached to the Club House Hotel, and till lately used as a I Billiard .Room. Central and commodious. Suitable for offices or shop. Apply N. | Harvey, next door.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
fffi 4 ~~N XI N r~\ i Ir-vj (K V *^\l K (£ZZZZZ Ti >, relays are juana »p/n\ t/° O n i>"ULfcj> o % -A- .S o ir JL©fl€J,]L WM@MIiffl.KISM MB OTWSfflklS! H>i ap L? LA n. \i A €3 rssrs rarsa ersr-^ra 1^. §n»- |i Lrr-TJ Wesi^ H2)ce)(©ip JT, lSffD5©dls, C3l5i02rimfi.st&« 9©i,oe§aiit a. N order to cope with his increasing Repairing Trade, and to ensure prompt delivery of all work entrusted to him, has taken Premises* next door as a Workshop, and has-engaged the services of a thoroughly Practical .Watchmaker, with references from leading shops in Sydney and Melbourne—to work in conjunoiion with himself, so that persons may now ,rely upon every job.according'to promise. Every Watch or Cock repaired is ^ns&rafiliefldl.£©v 12 mftiitllS, bar breakage... Jewellery made to order. A nicely selected lot of Watches, Clocks, Jewellery, etc., kept in. tosck. Spectacles and other Glasses (including Smoked) to suit all sights. Will be carried on as usual iu M te % m y-j bn I...
A Sad Affair. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
A Sad Affair. Towards the end of the week word was conveyed to the Parkes police that an old mai>-was seen lying near the Oondobolin road, almost nude; and in a state of collapse. The police went to the spot indicated and found an old inan named Laurence Trainor (who had for years resided by himself iu a hufc just outside Parkes) in the condition reported. It is surmised that the old maflj during a fit, toi'e every stitch of clothing he wore off, and then being overcome by exhaustion fell, and after kicking an immense hole in the ground, during his struggles, collapsed. It was evident he had been lying outside all Friday nighfc and when found was sink ing fast. The poor fellow succumbed a few hours after admission to the hos pital.
The Weather. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
The Weather. Since our last issue the weather has, for this period of the year, beefl de-> lighfcfnlly mild. Showery weather has prevailed at intervals, registering in all close oii an inch. On Tuesday night and Wednesday morning a stiff gale continuad to blow, accompanied by rain. At the time of writing the weather is threatening. The following rain fall readings for the previous twenty four hoars wore registered at the local Post Office on Wednesday morning :— Parkes 55 points, Forbes 57, Peak Hiil 65, - Wellington 58, Dubbo 80, Tom ingley 65, Condobolin 59, Euabalong 66, Booligal 3 i, Lake Cudgellico 68, Young 120, Mosggiel 42, Narromtne 82, Orange G3, Molong 77, Oowra 71 Oanewindva. 54, Oudal 41, Qreufell 87, Marsden 87, Mt. McDonald 80, Travtgie 10:3, Dandaloo 78, BourUe 50, Walgett 72, Brewarrina 90, Wagga 70, Albury 105, Hay 44, Demliquin 116, Weniwor th49, and Sydney 8,
Electioneering. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
Electioneering. Amongst the names of gentlemen disposed to contest the Ashburnham electorate in the Liberal interest, the names of Dr. Calder and Mr. A. Gardiner have been freely mentioned during the past few months. It has been recognised by .the supporters of each that it would be unwise for both to run, and an arrangement has been arrived at so as to determine which candidate will take the field. A ballot will be taken (to be conducted in the same manner as an ordinary election), on Saturday, 25th June, in the various divisions, and the gentleman receiving the least number of votes throughout the electorate will gracefully retire from the contest.
Co-operative Flour Mill. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
Co-operative Flour Mill. We learn that the arrangements in connection with the erection of a roller flour mill at Forbes are now nearly perfected. Oa Wednesday Mr Steven son, representing Messrs Robinson and Go. (the successful tenderers for tl^e supply of the plant), arrived in Forbes for the purpose of taking the initiatory steps in starting the works.
Forbes Facts. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
FnrbBS Facts. A late advice from Forbes reads •" —-A purse of sovereigns is to bo pub licly presented this week to Mr. W, K. Q-arasey,—On Tuesday Dr, Gal lagher, Coadjutor Bishop of Q-oulbarn, arrived horo from Grenfell.—-The weaJilior is mild and showery. A large area of wheat in this district is already up, and is looking exceedingly healthy. Very little grass has sprung yet, but there is fair sheep feed in mosb places. Lambing this year is satisfactory.
Bicycle Carnival. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
Bicycle Carnival, A meeting of the members of the Parkes Bicycle Club waa held on Tuesday night, when it was decided to carry out a bicycle carnival toward? the end of August, It was also re solved to hold regular fortnightly committee meetings every alternate Tuesday, commencing on 28th instant.
Intercolonial Mining. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
Pout and Oorfooys are said to have crashed 4|- tons of atone at Marble Bar, W.A., for 440oz, The Ivanhoe's last return was 2,823 ounces from 1751 tons, and the Long Tunnel's 1,779 oz from 2,049 tons. The W&ihi Company, 3SF,J3.? crushed 6,150 tons of quartz during the month of May for a money result of £18,708. Creswick's gold yield now exceeds X,000oz per week, and should increase as various venturers get on to the • The West Australian gold produc tion for May haB been declared at 83,346oz, against 53,1 lloz for May 1897. " . Over £8000 has been spent m the development of the Star mine at Gal gong. The warden speaks most highly of the way the property has been worked. The West Australian Government has accepted tenders for the construc tion of three quartz batteries for pub-' lie use These are to be placed at three different outposts of the mining industry. ' . At the Canadian a few parties are still working in the alluvial, but little or no gold is being got now. Mr. 0. gf...
Obituary. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 17 June 1898
Obituary. An old and esteemed resident of the district in the person of Mr. Alfred Ward, who for a considerable time carried on a saddlery business in Parkes, passed over to the great majority on Friday. For many years deceased had suffered from consump tion, against the inroads of which he bore up with remarkable fortitude. A. widow and two young children are left behind. The funeral took place on Saturday and was very largely at tended. In the absence of Rev. C. W. Graham, Rev. F. G. Nield conducted the burial service, while Bro. J. Lind say read the Oddfellows' burial service at the close.