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The Examiner [PUBLISHED DAILY.] TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1900. TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 16 January 1900
[PUBLISHED DAILY.] TUESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1900. TO CORRESPONDENTS. Correspondents and contributors will oblige by not addressing matter for publication to individual members of our staff. Letters containing press matter should be sent to the Editor, or, if for our special columns, to those in charge of them, as, for instance, "Flamingo," "Pakena," "Argus," etc. All business communications, including advertisements, should be addressed to the Business Manager. When Captain Miles was appointed Miiister of Lands and Works it was expected that he would have endea voured to, reduce to order departments in. the Civil Service. which are in a chronic condition of muddle. The late A. T. Pillinger, with his characteristic good nature, was hardly the -man to tackle a *large order like this, and his health of late years unfitted him for the task. The ex-member for Glamor gan, had everything been au fait, pos sessed the .qualities, vhich his prede cessor lacked; but unfortunately they were combine...
NOTES ON THE CABLES. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 16 January 1900
NOTES ON THE CABLES. (By Rhodesian.) The intelligence received by to-day's cable is meagre, that bearing the most interest being Sir Charles Warren's de parture from Frerc on Friday in an easterly 'direction. By yesterday's cables we received intelligence of the bridge which was thrown across the Tugela near Waterfall being carried away by floods, and it is probable that Sir Charles Warren's object is to at tack Mount Inhlawe, and catch the enemy before they are able to throw another bridge across the stream and re-establish communications with their forces to ;the norlth of Colenso. It will be remembered that yesterday I von-. tired the opinion that it was not im probable that General Buller, with his large force, would make. an attack on both flanks. The one might be a feint, .and it would depend on circum stances whether it was converted into a real attack or not. From the slighlt intelligence that we have receivel: it appears more probable that'Sir Charles ]TWarren's will be the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 16 January 1900
DEMPSTERS G GREAT SUMMER SALE HAS CAUHRT ON. CROWDS OF EAGER' BUYERS'IN ALL DEPARTMENTS., WRITEI FOR OUR SALE LIST AND COIMPARE PRICES. IT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES. TO THE FACT THAT YOU CAN, GET THE GENUINE' ARTICLE' AT THE SAME PRICE AS RUBIISIH. READ THEE FOLLOWING: Fancy and Striped Cambric Blouses, made in: our own.factory, marvellous, value, for 9d. Fancy and Striped, Cambric Dress Skirts, made in our own factory, really wonder ful, for 1/6. Coloured Cashibrie Overalls, to fit girls from S to 10 years, worth 5/6, Sale price 2/11. Black Lustre Dress Skirts, lined through', 6/I11, worth, 10/0. Blue and" Pink Zephyr Underslcirts, with -full frill, 3/11., Sale price 2/0. Infants' Creamn Cashmere Dress'es, trimmed silk embroidery, 5/11, going' at 2/11. White Plque Costumes, Coat and Skirt, good, full shape, clearing price 8/11. Shot Glace Silk Underskirts, deep flounce, worth 21/-, going at 12/6. Flemish .!-Tolland Dress skirts, the latest. shape, 10/(6, Sale price 6/11. Pretty Fancy, Mu...
FUND AT SOMERSET. A GOOD START. SOMERSET, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 16 January 1900
FUND AT SOMERSET. A GOOD START. SOMERSET, Monday. A patriotic meeting of the Somerset residents was held in the drill hall on Saturday night, about 50 persons being present. Mr. Thomas Hilder was voted to the chair, and in taking his seat he explained that 'the meeting had been called for the purpose of talking over the best method of raising money towards the patriotic fund. After the subject had been well considered and a few suitable songs sung, Mr. Tyson was deputed collector for the district. A collection was also taken up in the hall, which was so warmly responded to that in a few minutes the amount of £24 2s was handed in to the treasurer (Mr. Hilder) for the, Lord Mayor's Mansion House fund. After the National Anthem had been sung the meeting broke up. Mr. and Mrs. T. Hilder, with their usual kind- ness, lent their piano for the occasion.
WESTERN FRONTIER. AN EXTENSIVE RECONNAISSANCE. FREE STATE PENETRATED. LONDON, Jan. 15. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 16 January 1900
WESTERN FRONTIER. AN EXTENSIVE RECONNAISSANCE. FREE STATE PENETRATED. LONDON, Jan. 15. On returning from Douglas, after their successful action at Sunnyside, west of the Modder River, on New Year's Day, the Queensland and Cana dian troops went into camp at Belmont, 32 miles south of Lord Methuen's posi tions at Modder River. The two contingents have been kept constantly at work on outpost duty. Their reconnaissances have been pushed across the Orange Free State border, and with such excellent effect that the Free State Boers have aban- doned a considerable belt of' country within their own territory. Led by squadrons of the 9th and 12th Lancers, under Colonels Babington and Pilcher respectively, the Victorian Mounted Rifle Company (Captain.D. M'Leish), -Queenslanders (Lieutenant Colonel Percy H. Ricardo), and the New South Wales Ambulance Corps have just finished an extensive recon naissance, ocupying three days. The force penetrated into the Orange Free State for a distance of 25 m...
A PRIZE FOR THE COLONIALS. APPROPRIATED BY THE QUEENSLANDERS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 16 January 1900
A PRIZE FOR THE COLONIALS. APPROPRIATED BY THE QUEENS- LANDERS. In their travels in the enemy's coun try the Queenslanders surprised a party of twelve Boers about to enjoy a well cooked repast. On the approach of the colonials the would-be diners, their servants, and cooks hurriedly left the farm and es caped. The Queenslanders of course appropriated the dinner. [In Saturday's issue it was stated that Lieutenant-Colonel Percy H. Ricardo and four of the Queensland troopers had been captured by the enemy. This has proved to be in correct, as the Queenslanders were en gaged in the above reconnaissance. The officer' captured by the Boers was Cap tain W. F. Ricardo, of the Royal Horse Guards (the Blues), which with the 1st and 2nd Life Guards formed the com posite regiment of the Household Bri gade, and was ,in action for the first time on the 7th inst. A successful re connaissance was carried out on that date on the enemy's right flank, and the Boers were forced to retire. The Guards, h...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 16 January 1900
Birth, Marriage, Death, Funerals, and In Memoriam Notices. The charge for each insertion of either of the above notieec is 8s, if not exceeding one inch (10 lines, or 60 words); additional space at same &nbsp; rate. Death and Funerals must always appear and be charged separately. BIRTHS. ARNOLD.—On the 13th January, at Lily- dale, the wife of W. J. Arnold, a daughter. DEATHS. CROCKER.—At his late residence, 20 Claremont-street, Henry, the beloved hus- band of Elizabeth Crocker, and eldest son of the late Henry Crocker, and grandson of Richard Crocker, Strewed Estate, Devonshire, England, aged 67. KERR—On the 14th January, at her late residence, Farnham, White Hills, Mar- garet, relict of the late W. R. Kerr, in her 81st year. FUNERAL NOTICES. The funeral of the late Margaret Kerr will leave her late residence, Farnham, White Hills, on Wednesday, 17th, at 4 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend.— STORRER, Undertaker, St. John-street. The funeral of the late Malcolm Gunn will...
OUR "TOMMY ATKINS" FUND. "HE'S AN ABSENT-MINDED BEGGAR." 3658 SHILLINGS RECEIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 16 January 1900
OUR "TOMMY ATKINS" FUND. "HE'S AN ABSENT-MINDED BEGGAR." 3658 SHILLINGS RECEIVED. Now just another "tiger" as you send your "divvies" on, To help us fill our little tambourine; And just a thought -for those that's left-a tear for him who's gone That absent-minded "Soldier of the Queen." He's a poor old Tommy Atkins, and he's miles across the sea, With nothin' but a heap o' stone to mind &nbsp; him; And he asked when he was dying that his mates-that's YOU and ME Would mind the girl that Tommy's left behind him. Already acknowlededd ..... £172 14 8 Mrs. Rose, is; W. Lucas, is; W. E: Parry, 1s; A. Batten, Is; A. Woodgate, 1s; E. Stonehouse, 1s; H. Parish, ls; J. Peydon, is; B. Paydon, is; D. Weet man, Is; Josephl Tcrley, is; J. S. Cotton, Is: Amy M.P., is; Esther H.P., Is; J.R., is; Miss G., Is; R.H.W.D., is; C.S., 2s; A. Hinman, Is; James Wright, Is; W. H. Bennett, 10s; Chas. R. Arthur, 3s; Taylor family, 20s; Joseph Driscoll, Is; C. Stroud, Is; C. Cartledge, is; Sympathiser, ...
A HANDSOME OFFER. MELBOURNE, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
A HANDSOME OFFER. MELBOURNE, Tuesday. The Minister of Defence has accepted the handsome ofier made by Mr. U. Cameron, of Bairnsdale, to raise a corps of 40 bush. scouts for service in South Africa, at a cost of about £2000, to .be provided, Mr. Cameron states, by friends of his and by the public. Over 1300 names have been registered of per sons willing to proceed to South Africa as members of the Victorian bushmen's corns.
NEW ZEALAND ROUGH-RIDERS. AUCKLAND, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
NEW ZEALAND ROUGH-RIDERS. AUCKLAND, Tuesday. The Premier has accepted the offer of Canterbury to provide and equip 50 rough-riders. The money is already promised. The Government will ac cept similar oilers from other parts of the colony, provided the total does not exceed 250 men. A Soldiers' Christian .Association has been formed at Wel lington, and the Premier will be asked to allow a Christian worker to sail with the contingent.
TROOPSHIP MAORI KING. SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
TROOPSHIP MAORI KING. SYDNEY, Tuesday. The troopship Maori King, which was not expected to touch Sydney, arrived this morning for the purpose of filling her coal bunkers. Colonel Hutchison, who commands the Queensland contin gent, states the voyage down the coast was uneventful, except that there was a; good deal of sea-sickness among both men and horses. Premier Lyne has asked the Premier of Queensland for full particulars as to the attempt to set fire to the troopship Maorl King, with the object of coming to a decision whether a convoy is necessary for the troops.
THE BUSHMEN'S CORPS. TASMANIAN VOLUNTEERS. HOBART, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
THE BUSHMEN'S CORPS. TASMANIAN VOLUNTEERS. HOBART, Tuesday. On Saturday last the Premier (Hon. N. E. Lewis) forwarded the following telegram to Premier Lyne (N.S.W.): "We cannot raise a sullicient number -Of men, good shots with suitable horses, to proceed to South Africa as a sepa rate corps, but some men here are anxious to go. As you are organising a corps of bushmen, would you con sent to enrol volunteers from this colony? If so, how many and or. what conditions?" To-day Mr. Lewis received the following reply:-"Re bushmen's corps, as far as I can gather the committee are willing to take in your men, but want payment of pro portionate cost per head. Will advise later." Mr. Lewis says pending fur ther advices the matter stands in abey ance.
INLAND WIRES. HOBART, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
INLAND WIRES. (FROM OUR OWN REPORTEIRS.) HOBART, Tuesday. At the Police Court to-day W. G. Whftehouse, master of the steamer Taranua, for carrying more passengers than he was licensed to carry on New Year's Day, was fined £5 and 15s Gd costs, also £25. 15s, being 5s per head for 103 persons in excess of the lawful number.
AN ANTI-BRITISH DISTRICT COUNCILLOR. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
AN ANTI-BRITISH DISTRICT COUNCILLOR. In a ward of a District Council not far from Gawler, South Australia, feel ing has become so acute amongst rate payers in consequent of anti-British utterances by their representative - a German-that they are signing a requi sition for presentation to him, it*.imit ing that his open expressions df hos tility to England have alienated their confidence in him, and asking him to resign. It is not long since the gentle man to be thus addressed was gazetted a justice of the peace. Branxholm.-Frneo Mr. J. H. Conder you can obtain the latest "Examiner." Guildford.-Go to the agent, Mr. George Illingworth, for the "Examiner."
IRISH OFFICERS IN THE WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
IRISH OFFICERS IN THU WAIL More than one-half of the leading British officers in the Transvaal war (writes the "Southern Cross") are of Irish birth or extraction. They are as follow:-Lord Roberts (of Irish parentage), Cawnpore, India; Lord Kitchener, Dublin, Ireland; General Sir Redvers Buller, Devonshire, England; Lord Methuen,Sorsharn Court,England: General Sir G. S. White, Whitehall, County Antrim, Ireland; Major-General J. D. P. French, Roscommon, Ireland; Major-General Kelly-Kenny, County Clare, Ireland; Lieutenant-General Sir Charles Warren, Bangor,Whles; Major General Sir W. F. Gatacre, Shropshire. England; Major-General Sir Archibalk Hunter, Perthshire, Scotland; General C. F. Clery and Colonel Baden-Powell, Ireland; General Charles Tucker, Eng land.
BOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
BOWLS. (By Leader.) The weather during the week has been all that bowlers could desire, and the attendance on the local greens has been unusually large. On Friday afternoon I noticed' Mr. Gibb, of Syd ney, having a game on the N.T.C.A. green. I am pleased to note that the players of both clubs have shaken themselves up a little this week, and got to work on the tournament games. On the N.T.C.A. green several matches have taken place every evening, and the greatest surprise of the lot was the defeat of D. Scott and Hobkirk at the hands of Unsworth and Rooke to the tune of 31-0. Scott awed five, but only scored three, so has still a bit to get to wipe the handicap off. Rooke was the only player of the four who showed any form at all, and fairly eclipsced any of his previous perf:r mances, his skipper having nothing to do but pit in a block or two. Ho.> kirk was not at his usual, and Pcott! well, the least I say of his play the better. The whole game was completed in 10 heads. Thi g...
CHAPTER XXXVIII. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
CHAPTER XXXVIII. June 30.-The two or three days have lapsed into a week, and he is still here. We are much together. We ride, and sail in the bay, and loiter In the garden and the glen. We are great friends, and I have lost my shyness with him. He professes himself in love with our country ways, and. the beauty of the coast, and this quaint dwelling-house. He has explored it from garret to base ment with the strangest interbst. I showed him the secret stair, and he is now keen on discovering the outlet. He thinks it is In some other portion of the house; but among all the deeds and papers and plans relating to Penharva, we have found no clue. July 2. - My mother has beep sick the last few days, and kept her room. So he and I have been much thrown to gether. He speaks now of leaving. But speaks always with regret and sad ness of voice, as though his heart was not with the intention. Yet what charm can there be here to keep a fine London gentleman content? July 4.-I amn in a terrible ...