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THE NIGER DIFFICULTY. FRANCE AND GERMANY TO THE FORE. THE BRITISH FLAG ORDERED DOWN. London, February 21. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 25 February 1898
The Niger Difficulty. FRANCE AND GERMANY TO THE FORE. THE BRITISH FLAG ORDERED DOWN. BY THE FRENCH FORCE. London, Februarv 21. I The merchants and bankers of the United Kingdom, are impressing upon the Marquis of Salisbury, the necessity for the exercise of extreme firmness in maintaining Britain's rights to the control of the Niger territory. Mr. Chamberlain advocates an nncompromising insistance on Great Britain's treaty rights all over the territory, comprised within the sphere 1 of British influence. An impression prevails thatFrauce and Germany are contemplating.; the annexation of Liberia. It is reported that the Government intend to take over the protectorate over the Niger territory in a few weeks, aud compensate the British Niger Company. They will establish an imperial force of 5000 men. Mr. Chamberlain lias informed the House of Commons that the Iloussa Gnard occupied Banclii iu the Guado district, hinterland, on February 6th, and the same week the French force arrived an...
ROEBOURNE NEWS. (BY TELEGRAPH). [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 25 February 1898
ROEBQURNE NEWS. (by telegraph). (fiou oue own cobbesfokdknt.) Dr. Nix, Resident Medical Officer, who lately returned froui Perth, whither he was called in connection with the trial of the Anderson case, and where he contracted typhoid fever was, shortly on his arrival here, smitten with the prevailing epidemic—malaria—but was able to be about last Saturday. Mr. Compton, Surveyor in the Mines Department, will shortly visit West Pilbarra, Pilbarra, Ashburton, and Gascoyne goldfields. It is understood that Mr. Compton's mission in the NortliWest is to inspect and report to the Government, on the mines within these goldfields. Mr. R. M. Raymond, who arrived by the Saladin, is proceeding to Whim Creek to examine and report upon the Parent Copper Company's holdings in that locality, on behalf of the intending purchasers, who evidently are determined to be doubly satisfied as to the i genuineness of the properties for which they are negotiating, as this is the second. mining gentleman, who...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 25 February 1898
E. S. "Wigg & Son HAY STREET, PERTHNew Hooks Standard, Hooks The Latest Fiction The largest collection in W.A. Special Colonial Libraries of all the best Worts, at 2/6 and 3/6. Write to us for any book yon want. STATIC)IS KKY of every description— Commercial, Household, and Fancy. Printing and Bookbinding at reasonable rates. Artists* Materials for Oil and Water Color Painting. BIRTHDAY CARDS. WEDDING CARDS. BALL PROGRAMMES. All the best Periodicals and Magazines. Write for price-list. We send post free our Bi-monthly List of NEW BOOKS AND LITERARY GOSSIP. This will be found very Valuable and Interesting. Send your name and address to R S. WIGG & SON, Hay-st., Perth. E. J. MATTER MARBLE BAR, HAVING commenced business as n General Blacksmith, is sow J)reared to undertake all kinds of General BULCKSUITHI2TG. HORSE SHOEING. All work carried out in the best style, and ; with despatch. j WALTERS & CO. COOKE STREET, NULLAGINE, Wholesale and XLetail Storekeepers. A ...
THE REVENUE RETURNS. Perth, March 2. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 4 March 1898
THE HE VENUE BETUHNS. Perth. March 2. The revenue returns for February show ^ serious decrease compared with. February Ust year, w^ich. was a record mouth, but compared with January of j this year, an increase is shown. Totals: i February 1898. £238.967 3s. 5d., against £326,231 5s. 10J. for Fehrunry 1897. Customs shows a felling off of £13,000, land £15,000, mining £20,000, and railways £42,000. Postages sliow an increase, but telegrams a slight falling off.
COCKROACH AMD MATE IN IRONS. A COMPLAINT BY COLONEL ANGELO. Perth, March 2. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 4 March 1898
! COCKROACH AMD MATE IX IRONS. A COMPLAINT BY COLONEL ANGKLO. Pertli. Marc]) 2. Cockroach find Charlie, tin- two es caped natives from Rottui-st Island, have been sentenced to four and two J weeks respectively, in irons. Colonel Angelo complained bitterly almut the defenceless state of Rottnest Island, and said:—'I have asked for warders, and I have asked for police, but I can get nothing.1 ' Why,1 he added ominously, 'there is nothing j whatever, physically, to prevent the ! gaoler and his family, myself and the | warders, and all the white population i 011 the island from &lt;>eing murdered bej fore they ooultl get off the island. We have only three warders, and have not ft single round of ammunition.
TREMENDOUSSENSATION IN ATHENS. AN ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE THE KING OF GREECE. MIRACULOUS ESCAPE OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS. (BY TELEGRAPH.) LONDON, February 26. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 4 March 1898
TREMENDOUS SENS A.TION IN ATHENS. AX ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE THE KING OF GREECE. MIRACULOUS ESCAPE OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS. (BY TELEGRAPH.) London, February 26. A tremendous sensation lias been caused in Athens by an attempt to ■ assassinate King George of Greece. The King and his second danghter, Princess Maria, were returning on 1 Saturday evening from Phalermn, ] on the sea coast, when two well dressed men, with rifles, partly con- i cealed in a ditch, fired upon the j Poyal carriage, wounding the King's groom in the leg, and slightly wounding one of the horses. Immediately on the shots being fired, the coachman whipped the horses in- j to a gallop, bnt the royal party, j however, had not gone far when 1 one of the two wonld-be assassins, a yonth of 20 years of age, came out, and knelt in the middle of the road, whence he deliberately aimed at the King, who, standing up to shield his daughter, saw the youth's hand shaking, and at the same instant the shot was fired, but missed. Afte...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 4 March 1898
CATTLE FOR 8ALE. 300 oa *oaE 300s MIXED CATTLE Fur Casli on Delivery. Also, DRAUGHT C-OLT'Sfi Ayoly OA A WirH?iELL^ HiWt*ide t>taik>u. Telegrapliic aihlress-—'iAmlxmrrnhSclLooner SarrieCC* Messrs. teaine & batneb, of Cordon, having been srpponUed Agents of llrr aliore Sehaener, €&ent» areadvised that »14 Free^ da-and" Charges lev that Fort are Pajablo to- the- firm aaoiecl from this dale, FeOrimry 8, 189;*Fur N-W.A.M. to., GEO. YOUNG, Manager. j llarble Bar Racing &lt;2h&^ j ANNUAL GENERAL MEETIXG-. | k OEJM&EAL MtEESENG • oF j bers nf t5js-af)«rc xlnb writ he lirlil' ! at TalterxaHs' Rap: ns tut * THURSDAYv 17th. MARGIE at JB'o'el.ii-f p:nli' sharp.r, IUwONSs—To reta*ive tin* aujijufL stale-' meat and balamy sheet-aitd Uuv eietHfcoikA/ ol offi-vrn For. the er»,-,uiu;jyearr --fri'j Member-* are reqiu^iel io-- r»lt itp force for this itnporfahl meeting. Suhscrilfc-ri wh^ Uive iiol yeL jMid thoir" promised vtokwtio^s arc respecifculy re'VJ...
THE IMMIGRATION RESTRICTION ACT. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 4 March 1898
THE IMMIGRATION RESTRICTION ACT. At last the Government of Western Australia hare taken a step iu the right direction, iu the iu alter of bringing iu a BiU providing for the restriction of Asiatics entering the colony. Some font-.or five years ago, it wlli be remembered, an attempt was made by some members of the Opposition to introduce this Bill, fart at that time the Government did not realise the danger of such i undesirable immigrants being turned | adrift amongst us, and treated the i matter in a rather indifferent tuauj uer, rvo doubt owing to the infancy | of .Responsible Government, and it I was argued by the rabid exponents j in favour of the " yellow curse," | that such a law would do more | harm than good to the colony. The I question has caused much eontro' versy both inside and outside of Parliament, aud the large influx of such undesirable immigrants to these shores, during the last year or two, gavo cause for Parliament to draft some drastic measure to check the inrns...
A PECULIAR LAWSUIT. Auckland, March 2. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 4 March 1898
A PECULIAR LAWSUIT. Auckland, March 2. A singular action was begun at the Auckland Supreme Court to-day. Miss Baker, a young lady, is suing D(\ Arthur Purclias for £500 damages for personal injuries. It appears the. doctor was attending a patient in the hospital who was suffering from extensive barns, antl he was desirous ol performing an operation of skin-grafting if anyone was willing to give the skin. The plaintiff consented, but was uuder the impression that only a small piece of :-kiu would be tikeu and she would suffer anly a little inconvenience. Instead of (his 52 square inches were taken from the arm aud leg while under chloroform, and she had to remain in the hospital for 11 duys. The defence was, that plaintiff voluntarily consented to give what skin was required.
TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE AT BROKEN HILL. THREE MEN KILLED. OTHERS INJURED. (BY TELEGRAPH). Broken Hill, March 1. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 4 March 1898
I . - TERBIBLrE CATASTROPHE AT BROKEN HILL. THREE 3*EN KILLEP. OTHERS INJURED, (ft* TF.tKGSAFH).Broken H*H. Slfarth T. A terrible catastrophe occurred mr Saturday on rfie British Broken Hilf mine, resulting in the death of thl-ee" men named Reed, Cunliffe aud'GaffThc aooident occurred about &lt;M\fe" o'clock and at six- o'clock the last lody was reeoreFed^ i&eedj- 0unKffe, an&lt;f Caff whose bodies now lie in (he hospital morgue,- were all practical .men, thoroughly experienced in undergroundwork. The locality of the accident wp^at' (he back of the large open workingsat Blacfcwoods, at the fhnae huiWlrvi# feet Ierefr ©h Saturday mortiHig^sotub drill holes were pat jfh, wliic& wcrt; completed at the time of .hp accident: It was customary to lire during the uight shift, and Cunliffe and Iti-ed* werte'en-gaged chaining the holes. and'jUst 33' tliey fiuished driiling a hole near the Ijottom, a large slip oceuiTcd, terribly mutilating Reed and Gift: nearly...
THE DREYFUS SCANDAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 4 March 1898
THE DREYFUS SCANDAL. Tac trial of Entile Zola, the widely known man of letters, for voicing the feelings of a section of his countrymen, by deliberately charging tke Minister of ! War arid certain Generals of the French Array, for suppressing evidence that would prove the imuoeencc of ex-Captain ; Dreyfus, is now over, and Zola has been sentenced to twelve months imprisonment, and ordered1 ta pay a tine of 3,000 franeSt This ease lasted for a long tiiner and most disgraceful scenes took place in the Court between Judge, Counsel, and prisoner in ~ connection with it. Ever sinee the exile of Dreyfus—three years ago—popular feeling lios been aroused, notwithstanding the attempts made by the French Government, and I supported by the Chamber of Deputies, | to burke any further in vestigation into tfcmmost dramatic episode. That exCaptain Dreyfus was innocent of the charge laid against liiin—that of selling state secrets to a foreign Governmentis maintained by his friends to the present d...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 4 March 1898
LOCAL AND GENERAL The Weather.—During llie wefek, we liavc been blessed with fine weather, but owing to the flies and uioiquitoe>, we cannot say enjoyable. Sickness.—We regret to learn that Mr. A. Elliott bos been confined to his room for the past' week through illness, but were pleased to see him about a few days ago. Cattle for Sale.—In our advertising columns it will be noticed that Messrs. G. and J. Withnell arc offering for sale, at their wpI 1 known Hillside Staliou, 300 head of mixed cattle. The Escaped Natives.—The notorious Cockroach and his mate Charlie have beeu sentenced to four and two weeks respectively in irorrs, for makhig their exit from Bottncst Island. The Weather on the Coast.—During the last week some very rough .weather Iras been experienced on flic coast, especially at Coudon, where a severe blow took place, but no pnrtic-ular damage was done. The Miner's Institute.—Good progress is being made witli the work on the Miner's Instil ate, the frame of the build...