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Telegrams. COBAR WILCANNIA RAILWAY. Sydney, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
Telegrams. OOBAR-WILCANNIA RAILWAY. ** &nbsp; &nbsp; Sydney, Thursday. The proposed Cobar-Wilcannia &nbsp; railway has been passed by the Works Committee. SYDNEY, Friday The Sandhurst Cup was won by Bride, Fitzroy 2nd, and Miss Carbine 3rd. Mr Lyne says the Governmen ha a no intention of 'conducting the to talizator Bill through the Assembly. Ic is almost-certain that .the Finan oial Statement will be delivered next Tuesday. Frorii the 1st July to the 28th mat., the revenue shows an increase of nearly £100,000. In the Aseombly Mr Lyue asked for Friday to be an extra sitting day, to enable the Government to pass a num- ^ ber of measures before Xmas. He foreshadowed a recess of three months, and said he intended to put forth every effort to have the Early Closing Bill made law before the end of the year, The Council has considered tho Early Closing Bill. An amendment in favor of shops closing at 7 p.m. in stead of 6 was negatived by 20 votes to 13. Another atte...
Alleged Attempted Suicide. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
Alleged Attempted Suicide. On Thursday evening Dr Robinson was called in to attend May Swash- back, a domestic at the Court House &nbsp; Hotel. He found her suffering from poisoning, but was able to effectively administer an emetic, with the result that the girl is now recovering. It is stated that May, who is 21 years of age; believed her lover to be untrue, which made her feel tired of life. A bottle of eye-wash, labelled poison, was found empty in her room. More &nbsp; will probably be heard of the case in a few days.
Topics of the Week. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
Topics of the Week. Now that Mr Lyne's financial state- ment is at hand, and that he is con- fronted by an empty Treasury and a &nbsp; host of urgent claims for money on behalf of public works, both old and new, the question arises in what dir- ection should the Premier look for the revenue he needs? The necessities of &nbsp; the financial situation are universally admitted ; and Mr Reid hiving des troyed the sources of revenue which kept the state purse in funds up to the timo when he began his disastrous tinkerings with the tariff, how is Mr Lyne going to find the money re quired in order to meet the country's urgent calls ? Not assuredly out of further taxes on lands or incomes, for those charges have proved not only wholly unsatisfactory jis spurces of revenue, but lire universally regarded as unjust and inequitable. The ex ceeding unpopularity of these imposts has long been recognised on all lauds. Th6 avenue of ditect taxation being thus closed ngainut Mr Lyne,...
Wool Sales. Sydney, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
Wool Sales. &nbsp; Sydney, Friday. The Australasian Mortgage and Agency Co., Ltd. ; John Bridge and Co., Ltd.; Dalgety & Co., Ltd.; Goldsbrough, Mort, & Co., Ltd. ; Harrison, Jones, & Devlin, utd. ; Hill, Clark, & Co. ; New Zealand Loan & Mercantile Agency Co., Ltd. i Pastoral Finance Association, Ltd. ; Winchcombe, Carson, & Co. ; Wyly, Trenchard, & Co. ; J. C. Young & Co., report by wire as follows : — i The wool market was somewhat irregular this week. : Good wools, both greasy; and scoured, maintained their previous position. Burry and inferior wools are distinctly lower, in some cases as muoh as $? per cent, per lb. Competitiqn is active and general, and prices are still highly satisfactory. 23,55)9 bajes were sold for the week, greasy sejling to 17id aiid scoured to 28d. ?-? ' '!-??? The following are tljo principal sales in western dwtrict wools i— Greasy — T. Elols & Co., jfrom Yarrabundy, 15|d ;...
BREVITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
BREVITIES. Summer Weather This week. &nbsp; &nbsp; 105° in shade Tuesday afternoon. Kruger reported ill &nbsp; &nbsp; Read week's war news. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; N.S.W. Lancers in the front. Several dust-storms this week. &nbsp; &nbsp; Pretoria is preparing for a siege. Wrightville is going to have a Reading Room. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Drama to-night 'True Irish Hearts,' &nbsp; by the Harrison-Marlow Co. Mr M..S. Armstrong left for Mel- bourne last week on a short visit. Mr John Leah will be Returning Officer for the Wrightville election. Mr Geo. Hooper, the well-known jeweller, is leaving Cobar for Brisbane. The Oddfellows have a large pro- gramme of events out for the 26th &nbsp; December. Cobar Council purposes taking pro- ceedings for the recovery of rates owing them at once. The Church of England purposes holding a Christmas Tree and Fair on December 22nd and 23rd. It i...
Wedding. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
Wedding. On Wednesday last the Rev A. R. Martin united in matrimony, at the Church of England, Miss W. H. Willis and Mr Thomas Hill, both well-known residents of Wrightville. In the evening a social was held in Lew's Hall, at Wrightville, when about 70 couples were present by invitation. We wish them every happiness.
Latest London, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
Latest London, Thursday. Further details of Lieutenant Gen- eral Lord Methuen's victory at the Modder River are to hand. The British numbered nearly 7000. Early on Tuesday morning the enemy was discovered entrenched on the north bank of the river. After an hour's canonad, the in fantry advanoed in widely-extended formation. The whole of the British troops fought without food or water for ten hours, under a blazing sun, and ex posed to a biting fire from the Boers. They eventually compelled the latter to quit the position, the engagement being apparently a victory for guu and rifle fire alone. ? General Buller will command the forces advancing to the relief of Lady smith in person. The British forces in South Africa will shortly bo increased to 90,000 men. At tho battle of Graspan the effect of the shells from the British artillery was terrific. ': When the enemy's fire slackened, Lieutenant General Lord Methuen ordered the seizure of the central stronghold. The Naval Brigade made th...
KRUGER SERIOUSLY ILL. London, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
KRUGER SERIOUSLY ILL. London, Monday. 2,500 Boers attacked General Methuen's column at Graspar's and were defeated after four hours' des- perate fighting. The Boers were routed. &nbsp; The Natal Brigade displayed great gallantry, but suffered heavily. Fifty one Boers were killed, 48 wounded, and many taken prisoners. It is reported that all the Boer commandos are short of provisions, and are practically starving. General Barton re-entered Estcourfc where the British force now number 10,000. General Joubert has withdrawn to wards Ladysmith. The Uitlander refugees report that the Boers are preparing at Pretoria for a siege. General Buller has arrived at Dur ban, and immediately proceeded in lanq The British commenced an advanoe towards Cojenso. The Boors are occupied at Ktorro berg. Captain Cox's detachment and tbe Sydney Lancers hqlped to repair the railway line near Arundel. President Krugei1 is reported seriously ill. London, Tuesday. A trooper belonging to the Imperial Lig...
DEATHS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
DEATHS. During the last few months the death rate in Cobar has been unpleasantly above the average. On Tuesday the wife of Mr J. Davis, a well- known carpenter, died from influenza and a complication of other complaints. She was 29 years of age and leaves two children, one being an infant. Mrs Davis was very well known, and the funeral, which took place on Wednesday, was very largely at- tended. On Tuesday, a six-month old child, named Harold Leslie Baker, died. On Thursday Thomas Philip Mason, late lessee of the Meadows Tank, died in the Hospital, to which place he had been con- veyed the previous evening. He was 45 years of age and was very well known. Influenza was the cause of death. The funeral took place on Friday . Mr E. Blundell conducted the three fore- going funerals. On Tuesday Mrs Shepherd, a married woman, with three or four children, suc- cumbed to an attack of bronchitis, she was 35 years of age. &nbsp; On Friday morning Samuel Pearce died from asthma and bron...
A Serious Charge. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
A Serious Charge. On Friday, before Mr Brown, P.M., George Hamilton and Thomas Henry Johnston were charged with stealing the sum of £20 from the person of Patrick O'Neil. The man O'Neil ar- rived in Cobar on Wednesday, with over £30. He sent £20 away, leaving him £10 odd. That evening he be- came intoxicated, and while in this state he was robbed. After lengthy evidence, the accused were remanded till Saturday. Mr Hogan appeared for the accused. MINING. The Occidental battery cleaned up this week obtaining 158oz of gold from 950 tons of ore. At the 275ft level in the Drysdale mine, a sample taken after shot fired gave gold 7oz 8dwts 22gr and silver &nbsp; &nbsp; 12oz 10dwts 10grs. A sample taken 2ft 6in in lode across back of stope assayed — gold, 15oz 12grs ; silver, 42oz 8dwts 6grs. The lode is looking permanent. Mr J M Scott, Mining Broker, Cobar reports for the week : — Business has been brisk and a large turnover has taken place in mining stocks. Drysdales have ...
Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
Cricket. A very interesting cricket match was played on the Cobar Ground on Saturday aftornoon last, between first elevens from the Chesney Club and the Copper Mine Club. The former &nbsp; were the first to go to the wickets, and scored 299 before declaring the inn- ings closed at 6 o'clock with 9 wickets down. Free made 88, Debnam 64, and Quilty 47. Ths game will be completed this (Saturday) afternoon. There was a large attendance of spectators. On Wednesday next first elevens of the Half Holiday and Water Jacket Clubs will complete a partly played match. At Wrightville, last Saturday, second elevens of Wrightville and Water Jacket Clubs commenced a match. On the first innings the Water Jacket were 4 runs ahead. This match will be concluded this (Saturday) afternoon.
Sporting. The Turf. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
Sporting. The Turf, Mr O. Parker, Secretary of the Mount Boppy Race Club, announces in this issue that a day's racing will be held at Mount Boppy on Dec 26. Full particulars will appear in a later issue. Louth Jockey Club is out with a programme of races for a meeting to be held on Boxing Day. There are five races and the prizes amount to £63, which is a very nice little bill that should provide a good day's rac- ing. Mr W. Hunt has been thanked by &nbsp; the Warren Jockey Club for his do- nation of a valuable silver cup for their next meeting. He has also been made a life member of the club. Byerock is out with a programme of £65 worth of races for December 26.
WAR! London, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
WAR ! London, Friday, The British under General Methuen attacked the Boers at Helmont, storming the ridges in brilliant style. The infantry behaved splendidly. The Boers fought courageously, but the British victory was most com- plete. The ijoers lost heavily, ou pnsonen being taken. The British lost three officers, and CO men killed ; and 82 officer? and 130 men wounded, and 18 missing. The Boers are leaving Natal for Bloemfentein. The Boers shelled the camp at Moor River, but were repulsed, their guns being silenced. A vigorous bombardment i* pro ceeding at K:inberley. The defenders are making frequent sorties. The Sydney Lancers took part in a reconnaiscance near Arundel. Colonel Wingate completely routed the forces of Dervishes in Soudan, killing 400. London, Saturday. The N.S.W. Lancers helpod to check the advance of the eneii'.y on the eve of the battle of Belmont. A brigade of the Guards climbed the hill in the face of heavy fire, using only the bayonets. The Boers were disco...
About Johannes burg. A Chat with Mr Handebo. Interesting Particulars. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
About Johannes- burg. A Chat with Mr Handebo. Interesting Particulars. The press of New South Wales for weeks past has been teeming with interviews with people just returned from the Transvaal. In many cases the fact of the person inter- viewed being a prejudiced party never seems to strike the interviewer, consequently the consensus of these interviews are against the British-policy in the Transvaal. It should not be forgotten that those Austra- lians who return from the Transvaal have been forced by the war to leave good wages and permanent employment, which, under any circumstances is naturally annoying. &nbsp; For these reasons the Cobar Herald has &nbsp; refrained from re-producing interviews which it considered were thus prejudiced. &nbsp; On Saturday last, however, a gentleman named Mr J. J. Handebo, well-known in this district, arrived in Cobar, scarcely having left the Transvaal two months ago. The Herald man then lost no time in seek- ing an intervi...
Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
Local and General. Presbyterian. — The Rev. Joseph Mac- Dowell, Presbyterian Minister, of Nyngan, is at present on a visit to Cobar, and will conduct service, morning and evening, in the Masonic Hall. Mrs MacDowell will also be present and will sing a solo at each of the services. A Good Holiday. - Mr W. C. Rush, Cobar's Postmaster, has been granted 14 weeks' leave of absence. He left Cobar to &nbsp; enjoy same on Friday. Since coming to Cobar Mr Rush has not enjoyed the best of health, and only recently he was injured on the knee by a cricket ball, which incapaci- tated him somewhat. We hope that his extended leave will win back for him good health, and that he may have a jolly time. In Mr Rush's absence Mr L. McGlynn will occupy the position of Acting Postmaster, &nbsp; and Mr Shannon (from Tuena), will assist in operating duties. The latter gentleman &nbsp; &nbsp; rrives this week. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Official Visit — Mr G....
Local Lands Board. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
Local Lands Board. On Wednesday of last week the Cobar Land Board commenced a two days' sitting at the Court House. Mr W. Freeman (acting Chairman), Captain Lean and Mr E. James con- stituted the Board. The business was preceded by in- troductions. Mr Hogan, on behalf of the legal profession, welcomed the acting Chairman, and also congratu- lated Mr James on his appointment. Both gentlemen acknowledged the welcome. Mr T. W. Connolly appeared for the Crown. The following cases were dealt with : — I.P.L. 99-2 B. A. McArthur. This was an application for 40 acres for a magazine site for the National Explosives Company. The Board, on the recommendation of the District Surveyor, recommended a lease of 2½ acres for seven years, at an annual rental of £12 ; costs to date £4 13s 6d. Mr Elwin appeared for applicant. I.P.L. 99-3 H. Harris. Mr John Leah, Agent, appeared for applicant, who asked for a 70 acre lease for a magazine site. 2½ acres were recommended. I.P. 99-14 Thos. Stewart. Mr Hoga...
WRIGHTVILLE NEWS [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
WRIGHTVILLE NEWS The municipal election for Glad- stone is drawing nearer, and at pre- sent it is the main topic of conversa- tion amongst Wrightville folk. It is stated that there are at present 16 prospective aldermen for the six posi- tions, so the election should prove a most interesting one. It is considered by many to be doubtful whether Gladstone Munici- &nbsp; pality will be entitled to Government subsidy. Cobar Council has received the full extent of the subsidy allowed, and as Gladstone is merely separating, the view arises, that it will not be classed as a new Municipality. If this is the case, then the finances will not be very troublesome. They will have about £180 to collect annually, and that three-chain road will eat up a lot of that money. Nominations for the positions of aldermen close on Mon- day next.
Weather. [Newspaper Article] — The Cobar Herald — 2 December 1899
Weather. Cobar has experienced a visitation of its own summer weather this week. The temperature readings supplied by Mr Leah are as follows : — Monday ... 98deg Tuesday ... 104 Wednesday ... 98 Thursday ... 101 Friday ... 104 On Friday the heat was accom- panied by blinding dust.