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COASTAL SHIPPING. WEST DEVONPORT, Tuesday. Sailed. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
COASTAL SHIPPING. WEST DEVONPORT, Tuesday. Sailed. Jan. 15-Ponguin, s., at 2.30 p.m., for Melbourne. Passengers, five. Cargo 437 bags oats, 9 bags hides, 3 bags wool, l1bis wool, 4 bags skins, 1 bl skins, 12 bdls sheepskins, 3 pipes tallow, 12 casks tal low, 34 pkgs iron, 1 es machinery, 1 cs weights. Jan.16-Kittawa, s., at 7 a.m., for Straban. Cargo-G15 tons coke.
WIND AND WEATHER. Yesterday, 9 a.m. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
WIND AND WEATHER. Yesterday, 9 a.m. Launceston.-Bar., 29.96; ther., 70; calm. Fine and clear. Tamar Heads.-Bar., 29.99; ther., 67; wind N.E., gentle. Fine, bright. Hobart.-Bar., 29.99; ther., 65; wind E.S.E., light. Fine, cloudy. Eddystone.-Wind S.W., moderate. Fine, cloudy. Straban.-Bar., 29.89; ther., 63; wind S.E., light. Fine, hazy. West Australia.-Bar., 29.90; wind S.W., fresh. Showery. Victoria.-Bar., 29.90; wind N.E., light. Cloudy, hazy. South Australia.-Bar., 29.80; wind S.S.E., fresh. Cloudy, hazy. New South Wales.-Bar., 30.00; wind E., .light. Fine and clear. Chief Weather Bureau, Brisbane, Jan. 16. Special forecast for Tasmania and sur rounding regions: . N. to N.W. winds,then S.W.winds; cloudy, rain, under disturbance "Lata," now 800 miles west from. Hobart. Moderate sea around the coast of Tasmania generally; later, rising sea on the west coast of Tas mania. G. L. WRAGGE, Government Meteorologist.
DISCOVERY OF PETROLEUM. AUCKLAND, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
DISCOVERY OF PETROLEUM. AUCKLAND, Tuesday. Petroleum has been discovered near Greymouth, and the quantity is ap parently unlimited. A Blessing in Disguise is often a pleasant surprise, especially when it brings us reliet from pain. Holloway's Ointment will be found to fulfil both these conditions to those who have faith in its merits. Its success induced the medical profession to introduce it into the hospitals and their private practice, and in many instances where the sufferer was coneldletrd Incur. able, Holloway's Ointment, in conjunction with his Pills, healed the most desperate cases. They are also tnequalled for the cure of scrofula, scurvy, and all diseases or the skin, and the curcs they etfect are no! temporary or imperfect, for by their purify ing powers they bring about a marvellous and beneficial change in the whole system.n A foreign surgeon has put forward the suggestiont that appendicitis is caused by the habit of crossinga the legs, which re stricts the action of th...
COASTERS—OUTWARD. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
COASTERS-OUTWARD. Jan 16-Yaihbacoona, s., 200 tong J. Akithon, master, for the N.W. Coast ports. Passengers, 10. Cargo-General. Jan. 10-Dorset, s., 120 tons, W. Holyman, for the N.W. Coast ports. Passengers, 10. Cargo-General.
STEAMER KITTAWA IN TROUBLE. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
STEAMER KITTAfW\A IN TROUBLE. The following intelligence was received at 12.30 p.m. yesterday from Wynyard and posted outside the Electric Telegraph Office:-The lighthouse reports that a large steamer, between six and seven miles off the Cape, and heading south-east, has the mizzen set and is blowing off steam. It is too foggy to see if she requires assis tance. Will watch her and report further. Later. Thie steamer is the Kittawa, now head ing west. She has got her headsails set. WYNYARD- 12.40 p.m. The steamer Kittawa appears all right again, and is now going west. The screw is going and the sails are down. The Kittawa left West Devonport at 7I a.m. yesterday for Strahan with 615 tons of coke, and it is quite probable that a temporary disarrangament of the screws occurred.
COASTAL STEAMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
COASTAL STDAMERS. Inward.-To-morrow, Wareatea, s., due from Straban; Amy, a., from the N.W. Coast ports, due at 4.30 p.m. Saturday, Star, s., expected from the Straits islands; Dorset, s., from the N.W. Coist ports, due at 4.30 phm.; Yambacoona, s., from the N.W. Coast ports, expected; Warrentinna, s., duo from Hobart via the East Coast ports. Outward.-Friday, Wareatea, s., leaves for Strahan at 9 a.m.; Amy, s., Jfor the NW. Coast ports, leaves at 7 p.m. Mon day, Yambacoona, s., for King Island via the N.W.' Coast ports, leaves at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dorset, s., for the N.W. Coast ports, leaves at 7 p.m. Coogee, s., left Melbourne at 3.30 p.m. yesterday for Launceston, and is due here about 11.15 a~m, to-day. She has on board SO passengers, 250 sheep, and 130 tons of general cargo, and leaves again for Mel bourne at.2 p.m. to-morrow, but no cargo will be received after noon, in consequence of. the Tasmanian contingent leaving by the vessel on that day. Dorset, s., departed for the N.W. ...
A SMOKE SOCIAL. HOBART, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
A SMOKE SOCIAL. HOBART, Tuesday. The streets were crowded to-night with spectators eager to witness the march of the second contingent from the barracks to the Town Hall, where a smoke concert was given in honour of the men leaving for South Africa by their comrades in arms of the Southern Tasmanian defence force. There was a large attendance at the social, and the evening was spent very pleasantly with music and songs of an inszlritiug character. The Comman dant apologised for the absence of the Minister ofi Defence, who had been called away to Launceston on public business. Colonel Leggo spoke in com plimentary terms of the men volunteer ing so freely when they knew that they would be called upon to face great dangers. During the evening Lieut. Colonel Evans presented Corporals Doolin and Smith and Private Chepnell, of the S.T. Artillery, and members of the contingent with a pipe and two pocket compasses, as souvenirs of the occasion of their leaving for the seat of war. Colonel W...
COUNTRY VISITORS. SHEFFIELD, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
COUNTRY VISITORS. SHEFFIELD, Tuesday. A large number of volunteers will proceed to Launceston on Thursday to see the second unit off. A good num ber of civilians also intend journeying thither in the excursion train to wish success to our brave men and the other members of the unit. A good many of the menwhoohave recently jointed the corps, and who have no uniform, would like to participate in the parade, and some are borrowing from their comrades who cannot get away. Others think they ought to receive passes, as the fact of their having no uniform is no fault of theirs. ULVERSTONE, Tuesday. A numnber of the local volunteers in tend going to Launceston on Thursday to bid adieu to their friends who leave for South Africa on that day. More would have availed themselves of the opportunity had it not been for the holiday which is to be observed here on Wednesday, on the occasion of the N.T. Caledonian Society's sports. HOBART, Tuesday. The Premier and Minister of Defence inspected the u...
ANOTHER PRESENTATION. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
ANOTHER PRESENTATION. The Speedwell Bicycle Club held a smoke concert at the Ship Hotel, Ho bait, on Monday evening (says the ' Iercury") to bid ban voyage to Mr. H. H. Facy and other cycling members ot the second contingent on their. depar tuiiv for South Africa. Patriotic songs: were sung, and toasts to the Queen and the contingent duly honoured, and the chair'man, Mr: Leo. H. Bibby, on behalf of the club, presented Mr. Facy with a handsome silver-mounted pipe, suitably engraved, as a memento of the occa sion.
DEPARTURE OF THE MEDICAL OFFICER. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
DEDPARTURE OF THE MEDICAL OFFICER. Dr. S. C. Jamieson, who is proceed ing to South Africa with the second draft of troops from Tasmania, left for, Melbourne by the Pateena yesterday. The "Mercury" of that date says: "The medical friends of Dr. S. C. Janmieson met at the residence of Dr. E. L. Crowther, Macquarie-street, yes terday afternoon to bid him good-by. The I-on. Dr. Butler, M.L.C., on behalf of those present, presented Dr. Jamie son with an albert chain, and Maltese cross as a souvenir of their regard. Dr. Butler, in making the piesentation and proposing Dr. Janieson's health, said that while they regretted Dr. Jamie son's departure they heartily admired his courage and patriotism. His friends wished him a successful time and a safe'and speedy return to Hobart. Dr. Crowther said he had been associated with Dr. Jamieson for live years, and during that time they had worked to gether with perfect harmony and cour tesy. He hoped to hear good things of Dr. Jamieson in the near fu...
IN THE THICK OF THE FIGHTING. COMMANDEERED BY THE BOERS. AN INTERESTING LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
IN THE THICK OF THE FIGHTING. CONM1ANDEERED BY THE BOERS., AN INTERESTING LETTER. Some extracts from a letter received by Mr. William T'urner, of Esther strect, Cataract Hill: from a brother give some idea of what the farmers have, to suffer in the distrio s overrun .by the Boers. Mr. Turner has two broithers, who have been farming nearly, 30 years between the Mooi and Bush man's Rivers, Natal, S.A., and where also he lived for ten years before com ing to Tasmania. One of them writes:-"I had a Boer commando 700 strong on and about ray place for six days. They came tl through Weenen, and stayed from Ncvember 19 to 25. They comman deorod from me three riding horses, seven oxen, and ste about 150 wethers. The troop was sent away, or I might have lost all. The Boers were always civil. They, came fighting 'here on the 19th. The Boers had two killed and oti wounded, and' the military three wounded. My house was hit, and two .bullets struck the ground. close to -me. Three bullets went into...
ON THE ORANGE RIVER. SCOTTSDALE, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
ON THE ORANGE RIVER. SCOTTSDALE, Tuesday. Another letter has come from one of the Scottsdale first contingent, dated Orange River camp, December 1. "This camp," our representative writes, "is 600 miles from Capetown, and on the way up several trains of Doer prisoners and wounded British soldiers from the Mcdder River fight were passed, and on arriving we found a lot of wounded Doer prisoners. There are three British foot and two cavalry regiments besides the` Australian contingent." He de scribes the country passed through on. the way up as of a very uninteresting character. The weather was very hot (92deg. in the shade) and dusty. The railway line is guarded the whole way ut by Cape volunteers. They expected to be attacked the night before reach ing the Orange River, and all had to be ready at a moment's notice. "Our present camp," the letter proceeds, "is situated on the site of the first light, and yesterday while skirmishing over some kopjes we came across a Boer that had been s...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
There are indications (says the "Solen tific American,") that in the near future mercury will be one of the important metallic products of New South WVales. Several tons of ore have boon brought to Sydnoy, and quantities of it distributed among the various Government depart monts, in order that it may be thoroughly tested. Should the results of the experi mental plant which is now being built prove satisfactory, the quicksilver trade of the world will become revolutionised, as the poorest assays show the ore to be richer ttsn those of the American and Spanish mines. A perpetual calendar has been construc ted by a lrenchinan named Jacot It consists of five wheels, having a total of 94 teeth, and of nine levers or catches. It indicates automatically. without any atten tion save winding, the day of the week. the date, and the month, and shows tht" 29th of February every four years, besides sup pressing it in the centenary years that are not leap years and-shoeing it li those that are.<...
EXPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
EXPORTS. Jan. 16-Pateena, s., for Melbourne. 60 crates empty acid jars, 6 rollers, 1 printing machine. 6 casks fruit, 201/2 css currants, I12 bags oats, 787 ingots tin, 103% css fruit, 315 bls straw, 1 box gold, 10 bags hides, 375 bags bran, 63 bags pollard, 345 bls wool, 653 bags bark, and a small quantity of sundries.
CABLE MESSAGES. TASMANIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION—COPYRIGHT. SHIPPING. ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES. LONDON, Jan. 16. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
IABLE MESSACES. nASASE11l PRESS ASSOOIATION-COPYRIGHT. SHIPPING. ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES. LONDON, Jan. 16. The following notifications have been posted at Lloyd's: Arrivals. - Kirklock, bk., from Lyttelton; Afric, s., from Sydney; Fifeshire, s., from Townsville; Trans vaal, s., and Torridon, sh., from Syd ney; John o' Gaunt, bk., from Lyttel ton. Departures.-For Sydney-Cimbra, sh.; Peter Iredale, bk., from New York; BuiteShire, s. For Newcastle-Labruyee, bh. For Wellington-Mary Hasbrouck, bk.
BUBONIC PLAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 17 January 1900
BUBONIC PLAGUE. The health officer for the port of Launceston (Dr. Holmes)* is out of town, but his deputy (Dr. Pardey), on being interviewed yesterday, stated that he had as yet received no instruc tions as to whether any special course, and if so what, was to be followed in connection with the outbreak at Ade laide.