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Miner's Meetings. Co-operative Miners. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 12 August 1874
Miner's M~eetings. Co-operative Miners. ON Saturday evening last a meeting of the Co-operative miners was held in Mr. Lundy's Grapes Inn, Wallsend. The attendance was good. Minutes of previous meeting were read and confirmed. Tile Searetary (ar. Trving) has kindly favoured us with the following minutes: Moved and seconded-" Thalt this lodge approves of the motion from ,Wallsend," viz., 'That men be fined 12s. 6d. for working on any Government proclaimed holidays, or on any day set apart by the Miners' Association, but that work of actual necessity be excepted.' -OCarried. " That the money in the Newcastle Savings' Bank be!onging to this lodge repnain." Carried. " That thisilodgemakes the usual contri butions to the Newcastle Hospital, and that each man contribute is., and that it be taken with the other monies at the stump." Carried. "That *the balance sheet as read be adopted."-Carried. "That the treasurer be paid 17s., the amount overcharged to him."-Carried. * " That this lodge i...
Municipal Intelligence Waratah Council. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 12 August 1874
Xiurnicipaa Iftelligence. WVaratahl Council. TIE Council met at their chambers on Mon day evening last. Present :--The Mayor, Aldermen Wood, McMichael, James, and Watson.-Minutes of preceeding meeting were read and confilrmed. ORREBSPONDENCEO. Letter from the Counciled to Colonial Secre tary, in reference to the extension of the Towns' Police Act to Waratah, reminding him (the Colonial Secretary) that the appli cation had been made some four months since; also a reply, stating that a proclamation .has been published in the Government Garette, extending the Act to Waratah; letter re ceived from C. Thomas, Esq., calling the attention of the Conncil to the dangerous and impassable state of that portion of the Mait land road from the intersection by the Folly road to his residence; application from the Secretary bf the Orange Lodge, for the use of the Council Chamber on Wednesday, 19th instant.-Mr. Thomas' letter was referred to the' Overseer to report on. Alderman Wood opposed the appl...
NEWCASTLE SHIPPING. VESSELS LOADING AND TO LOAD. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 12 August 1874
IIEwcgASTLE- sIPPNlC . -VESSEis LOADING AND TO LOAD. Wild Wave, brig, 194, Wilson McCullum' More", ship, 1686, Smith; honding Wallsehd Himlaya, ship, 1008, Friston; loading Wallsend Trevelyn, ship, 1041, Loftus; loading Wallscnd John Gamble, ship,'027, Rimmer; to load Wralle end Don Enrique, Peruvian: ship, 1312, Mendoga; to Soad.-,allaend Buffoon, Frenchi ship, 691, Legrange; loading Co operative Seirra Nevada, American barjiue, 694, D w Portland, ship, 872, Smith; to load Wallsend. Moonta~, ship, 627, Sneddon; to load Lambton .Oity of Tanjore, ship, 799, Smith; to load Wails *end Rhoderick Dhu, ship, 1642, Calvert; .to load 3Tal1send. Mallard, buirque, 602, Dnncin~; to load New Lamb ton Asia, ship, 1446, M'Millan; to load Co-operative Looloo, American ship, 952, Shatswell; to. load Lambton Havilali, barque, Ower ;to load New Lambton G;alatea, ship, 1477, Wherland: to load Wallsend. Montana, American barque, 651, Mndgett ;.to load * Co-bperative Austria, ship, 1300, Gilmore; to loa...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 12 August 1874
BOOTS-!. _BOOTS! _BOOTS ! N O ONE is DRESSE ITHOUT a PAIR of GOOD BOOTS, iwhichd can he got at : LAMBTON .BOOT FACTORY, '' :DAILY, AND AT. - I arris' Assembly ItRoomnfs, EVERY PAY SAiUnTDA-Y Y .MdND7AY BETTER and OHEAPER than-iat Any Othler House in Ithe Diltricf, as the following List will provp :-, 'Men's Pit Boots ... ..... 6s. MEN'S PIT BOOTS(siuperior qual ity, with toe plates) ... ... 7's. Gd. Men's: Elastic-Sides : . ' 8s. Men's Mock-Balmorals . .. 8s. Gd. Women's Colonial Leather Elastic . - Sides.. ....... ...'.. Ga. . Ladies', Gent's, Maids', Youths' and Children', Boots and Shoes in endless variety, EQIUALLY AS CHEAP, - :T. MclMIULLEN begs to Thank the Inhabitants of Lamlton, Waldlsendl, Now Lambton, and War.tahl for. their liberal pationageo durling the liat two years, and to inform them that, in compliance withl the Request of alarge- number -of Wallsend Clis tomers, he will hold a.Sale.of Boots and Shoes at larrais' Alnnemuldy Rloo-ir Everl Pay! a~airdaly eatL -.iotday...
POETRY. WHAT CAN A YOUNG LASSIE. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 12 August 1874
ro P 0 -T-Y 7 ' WHAT T oAN A YOUNG LASSIE. BY ROB1RT BUmOS. What can a yonug lassie, what bhall a young. lassie, WThat can a young lassie do wi' an auld man ? Bad luck on the penny that tempted my minnie To sell her poor Jenny for siller an' Iann' ! . SBad'luck on the penny thattemptedmy minnie To sell her poor Jenny for siller an' lan' 1 He' always compleenin' frae mornin' to e'enin', SHe hoasts an' he hirples the weary day lang ; Be's doyl't an' lie's dozin', his bluid it is.frozen, SObhdreary's the night Wi: a crazy auld man I He's doyl't an' he's dozin', hias lnid it is frozen, Oh, dreary's the night wi' a crazy auld man i He hums an' he bankers, he frets an he ca?n ers, I never can please him,,do a' that I can; He's peevish an' jealous of an' the young fellows : ' Oh, dool on tlijeday I met i1' •an anuld mean He •i'speevishan' jealous of a' theyoung fellows : Oh, dool on the day I metiwi', an auld man I Myanld auntie Katie upon me intak's pity. I'll do my endeavour to follow he...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 12 August 1874
libeitibemrrlit . WAN'TED, a General FEMALE SERVANT. • Apply to MRS. CO1.ELL, 333 Royal Hotel, Plattfsurg, VWalsend. W" AN'rED, a BoUTCHER, to Slaughter and Drive a Horse and Cart. H. WILKINSON, 4 43 . Plttsburg. To Bushmnen. "??TANTED, immediatcly, IMEN TO GET PIT V TIMBER. Applyto JOHN DAVIES, 573 Carter. To Builders. TJENDERS will'be received up to the 12rTn L SEPTEMBER NfEXT for the Et ECTION o AN HOTEL (Blrick), at Plattsburg, Wallsend. Plans and Specifications may be seen at the residence of the undersigned to the 12th September, or at this office. The lowest or any tender notneccesarily accepted. EDWARD LOREY, 574 Plattsburg, Wallsend. Tenders. IENt?DE.l9 are invited to the 24thinst., for the JL EIECTGION of a lRICK IIOUStSE and SH0O3' Phlu and 'pecification to be seen on application to the undersigned, to whom tenders are addressed. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. JOSEPH TROTTER, i62 ,Wallsend Colliery Inn. Five Pounds Reward. THE above Reward will be 1AID...
COLLIERY DISASTERS IN THE NORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 12 August 1874
COLLIERY DISASTERS IN THE NORTH. WE extract the following from the Newcastle on-Tyne Chronicle : ON June 18, 1885, an explosion took place at one of Mr. Russell's collieries, at Wallsend, known by the name of the Church Pit, or Roussell's Old Wallsend, by which twenty-six ii~"n and- seventy-fivei boys :lost their lives, leaving twenty-four widows and eighty-three -hildren to lament their fate. The number of work people einployed in this colliery was about 200, one hundred and five of whom were in the mine at the time of the eiplosion. The colliery was inspected in the morning by the dinder-veiwer, when it was considered to be perfectly safe; and four "overman" and " deputies' who were among the suffefers, had been acquainted with the pit for thirty years. The catastrophe was made known to the batiksmen by a considerable report, which they spoke of as being like an earthquake, accompanied by a rushing of choke-damp to the mouth of the shaflt, bringing up some-of the pitmen's clothes,...
THE REFORMED BUSHRANGER. (A TRUE TALE.) (Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 12 August 1874
THE REFORMED BUSHRANGER. (A TRPE .TALE.), - ' (Continteed.) M ANY times when 'I could not meet Kate,.I would have lilked to write to, her. bilt I was no ,acholar. -I?ncw determined to be one, and for thot Furpose commenced to attend the regiment~al'school. I had to begin with thb AlB C,1 and the fillows usdd tbo laig~'it'in'e. ?t.iiledto l~arii all I- -culd, and got, over. ilie h?iibaib,' bait iio futlier could Ie. Oe od'chkl-ahster tolId me thde saine ts hti'i:eclihers did:" that my ignor a?ice was ii imentable," andadded that " I wds ,,a! chip of'tib old 'blockh" that Walter Scbtt, told us about. Now this awakened my ciiri osity, and I asked him' 'What block lie meant?" ''He ans?ered, ' A worthy ancestor of yours h'e speaks ?of.! I. thought hewas making fun" ofrmo,':aud'demanded to khow what an ancestor.was. " The whole school nearly choked them 'selves laughing; but" I was angry, and savagel -denianded satisfaction. As soon as he could'sppeak he told me an ancestor was a *foreker...
BURWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 12 August 1874
BURWOOD. . ThoMAs and John Matthews, father and son, wre both badly burnt to-day by ~ai explosiou of gas. They are driving a bord on the of thd liw 'pit.; and 'from what I can learn, they must have struck; some. sort of blower, where the gas has forced its way up from the other underlying seams of coal, ,Both were working wiii their shirts on. of'the result would, no doubt, have been more disastrous. Such an occurrence as the above is, as far as I can hear, unprecedented in the history of the Borehole. There is another building being erected at Glebe for the sale of the " spduktiv flooid." 'The landlord need have? q? fear?,is jto the patronage he will receive; for, accordint to the increase of those who like their " beah?,"in a short time a brewery.will be needed'in this neighbourhood to keep the supply'equal to the demand. August 5, 1874.
HAMILTON. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 12 August 1874
HAMILTON. FRoxenquiry I am informed that the Mesars. Mathews, who were severely burnt in the Borehole new pit on Wednesday last, are progressing as favourably as can be expented. They are much biurned about the face and arms. The son is much the worse, the father being saved to a great extent by having on a long.aleaxed shirt. S ome .people who know no better attribute the accident to the explo sion of the powder contained in 'the shot. Any one who knows anything about mining knows that this is a sheer impossibility, as the men were nine or tea yards back from the face when they were burned. It appears that when the men lit up the shot, which was in the fast end of the bord, they ran back about nine or ten yards, and stooped down behind the slack, and according to one of their state ments, they never heard the shot go off, but felt the explosion, which putot o their lights; This is the first explosion of firo damp which has occurred in thesolllry, ba as they are now going into new g...
NEWCASTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 12 August 1874
NEWCASTLE. TN the Police Court on Monday, John" L. Harris susd Messrs. Harwood and Nutter (proprietors of the Pilot) for £8 3s. 9d. on account of 132 hours at Is. 3d. peri hour alleged to have been worked overtime. In examination plaintiff stated that he worked from 40 to 50 hours overtime a w'eek after the paper was issued daily, while Mr. Harwood affirmed that he did not consider. any extra work was entailed upon him.-In consequence of these statements the Bench advised that the matter be settled by arbitration, and adjourned the case for a week for that pur pose. In another case, Carter v. Gibson (both parties from Wallsend), plaintiff sued defend ant for £10, damages alleged to have been sustained in consequence of dirty water, &c., sowing from defendant's land into plaintiff's tank. The case was adjourned to Monday next for the production of further evidence. A meeting of the Directors of the Nor thumberland and Co-operative Gas Company was held on Monday last, when the...
Latest District News. LAMBTON. [Newspaper Article] — Miners' Advocate and Northumberland Recorder — 12 August 1874
Latest Dist~riot News. (IROM OUR VARIOUS CORRsSPOWDENTS.) LAMBTON. I AM sorry to have to report the death of Mrs. Robert Wright, who died on Sunday night last, from consumption. Mrs. Wright has been gradually sinkirg ever since her husband died, about three years ago, from injuries received in the pit. She leaves four little children to mourn their loss, who are solely dependant upon her brother, Mr. James John son, who has supported the family ever since the husband's death. On Saturday night last some boys were playing round a burning log, on the Common age, one of them, thinking it was not burninag fast enough, procured a flask of gunpowder, and threw into the end of the log. The powder did not ignite as soon as they would like, they went up to look in the log to see the reason, when it exploded and burned three boys named respectively Mathews, Fenwick, and Sneddon. Dr..Hill attended, and found that they were severely burned about the face and hands. On Saturday afternoon a boy, ...