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FEDERAL CONTINGENT. MELBOURNE, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
FEDERAL CONTINGENT. MELBOURNE, Saturday. Rev. W. H. Wray, Church of England minister of Euroa, has been invited by the Defence Department to accompany the contingent to South Africa as chap- lain. Sunday. The Minister of Defence received a telegram on Saturday from the New South Wales Premier, Hon. W. J. Lyne, stating that as the bodies of mounted infantry from Australia were offered, and would presumably be regarded by the Imperial authorities as a "united Australian contingent," it would be well to avoid incongruities in dress and equipment. He then stated in detail how the New South Wales troops would be dressed, armed, and equipped, and enquired if the Victorian men could be similarly provided. Mr. Mel- ville, however, stated it was too late now to make any alteration in the uni- form of the Victorian troops if the men were to leave here on the 13th, as pre- viously arranged. Through the courtesy of the New South Wales Government a dozen Lee Enfield magazine rifles have been pla...
A UNITED AUSTRALIAN CONTINGENT. HOBART, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
A UNITED AUSTRALIAN CON- TINGENT. HOBART, Saturday. The following cablegram has been received by the Premier (Hon. N. E. Lewis) from the Premier of New South Wales:-"As the bodies of mounted infantry were offered and presumably will be regardcd by Imperial authori- ties as a united Australian contingent, it would be well to avoid incrongruities in dress and equipment." He then de- scribes that of the New South Wales men, and asks if the Tasmanian con- tingent could be similarly provided, adding-"It is presumed each colony will arrange for a requisite number of doctors and veterinary officers accom- panying each transport, also for field transport necessary for their respective contingents." The matter is under consideration.
A 100-POUNDER IN THE MARKET SQUARE. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
A 100-POUNDER IN THE MARKET SQUARE. Tuesday, the 24th, was an eventful day for Mafeking, for upon that after- noon Cronje's siege guns got into posi- tion, and opened fire on the town. At daybreak everyone was standing to arms, and shortly after sunrise the Boers attempted to shell the town from the north-east with their field guns. Our guns, which had taken up a posi- tion during the night, returned the fire and silenced them. For some time the town was quiet, and we had almost begun to disbelieve in the existence of Cronje's boasting. However, shortly alfter 2 o'clock a huge 100-pounder came shrieking into the market square. The gun was apparently not able to fire more than five shells per hour, but the intervals between the large shells were appropriately filled up by the fire of 12-pounder Maxims, Nordenfeldts, Hotchkiss, 15lb. centimetre Krupps, and other unpleasant instruments of destruction. At about 4 o'clock in tihe afternoon the Boers advanced fromn the east in skirmishing...
BADEN-POWELL'S GRIM HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
BADEN-POWELL'S GRIM HUMOUR. In return for his courtesy in giving notice of his intention to bombard the town, the Colonel informed General Cronje that the town was surrounded by mines. Some are arranged auto- matically, and, others are connected with headquarters. The gaol, he further said, was chiefly occupied by the General's own countrymen, and over this he had placed a yellow flag, which would enable the General to avoid firing on it if he thought fit. He further pointed out that if the Boer General insisted in shelling the town, full of inoffensive civilians and women, this would afford a precedent for the British forces when they invested the Transvaal. The Colonel concluded by thanking the General for his courtesy. Another curious correspondence took place between Wessels Montsiaa and General Cronje. It seems that Cronje wrote to Montsiaa telling him that the battle was not between the white and black man, and asked him to send his women and children out of the stadt, as he i...
CRONJE'S CORRESPONDENCE RESUMED. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
CRONJE'S CORRESPONDENCE RESUMED. "Sunday, October 22, was observed as a day of truce. A letter from Cronje was received, in which he confessed, his inability to carry the town by storm. He warned us that he was ex- pecting a siege gun to arrive by Mon- day, and that he would resume the bombardment of the town at 6 o'clock next morning, thus giving us an opper- tunity of again removing the women and children to a place of safety. Cronje complained that the number of Red Cross flags displayed upon various buildings. In reply to this Colonel Baden-Powell wrote a characteristic epistle. So far as the Red Cross flag was concerned, he said he wished General Cronje to respect only those upon the hospital and convent. The other flags were only displayed over intermediate stations for the reception of the wounded, and these he might respect or not, as he saw fit.
MAFEKING. THE STORY OF THE SIEGE. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
MAFEKING. THE STORY OF THE SIEGE. The "Cape Times" of December 7 publishes extracts from the official log kept at Mafeking from the beginning of the siege of that place on Wednesday, October 11, particulars having been supplied by Reuter's special cyclists via &nbsp; Uppington. The following extracts are of chief interest: The Boer forces under General Cronje, in pursuauce of the ultimatum, crossed the border, and a force was despatched to cut communication with the south. 'This was accomplished on the morning of the 12th. On Friday afternoon the enemy cut communica- tion northward, and destroyed railway line in that direction. The enemy con- tented himself with burning Kaffir huts and looting and foraging at a safe distance from Mafeking rifles. On the 14th inst. a letter arrived from Clonje, in which he suggested that arrangements should be entered into for the, observance of the laws of civilised warfare with regard to the wounded. He regretted the war, he said, but if we...
THE FARMING INTEREST. (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
TIi?P FARMING INTEREST. (To the Editor.) Sir,-I have seen lately several letters, and indeed articles, even a leading article, on the representation of the farming in terest, or should I say the absence of it? in the Government of this colony. Far- mers in the various constituencies have been advised to look up someone of their own body capable of representing their interests in Parliament, with a knowledge of not only what legislation is likely to benefit those who live directly by and from the land, but having also some idea of how to attain his ends. I have seen, too, in your columns the statement that every community is just as well governed and represented as it deserves to be, or words to that effect; and whatever one may think of the former proposition, one must un- hesitatingly admit the justice of the latter as regards this island generally and far- mers in particular. I am old enough to remember the time when the price of wheat in this colony averaged 8d per bushel more th...
COMMERCIAL ROLPH AND YOUNG. Accountants and Trade Assignees, etc. A.M.P. Society Chambers. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
COMMERCIAL &nbsp; ROLPH AND YOUNG. Accountants and Trade Assignees, etc., A.M.P. Society Chambers. The steamer Coogee took to Melbourne on Saturday, among other cargo, 69 tons of oats, 30 bdls of felloes, 9 bags of hides, and 40 tons of wool. STOCK AND PRODUCE REPORTS Messrs. H. Herd and Co. report for week ended Saturday, 30th:--On. acount of the holidays, business has been very light dur- ing the week. On Friday we had a good line of carcase pork, which wsas readlily disposed of at 3½d to 4¼d. As per ar- rangement, we did not offer skins and wool this week, but will do so next Friday. Although Saturday was an off day, we had a heavy supply of produce, particularly in butter and eggs, which, being greatly in excess of demand, caused a drop in prices. We sold:-Small slips, from 7s to 10s; car case pork, 3d to 3½d; hams, 7d to ,9d; bacon, 6½d to 7½d; trussed fowls, 2s 6d &nbsp; to 4s 6d pair; ducks, 3s 6d to 5s ditto: turkeys, 3s Gd to 10s each; geoot, 2, Od to 4s dit...
CORRESPONDENCE. PROSPECTING AREAS. (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
CORRESPONDENCE. PROSPECTING AREAS. (To the Editor.) Sir,-In your issue of the 21st I no- ticed a letter from Mr. G. H. Briggs, saying that the circular issued by the Minister of Mines re prospecting areas would be received with more surprise than satisfaction. Now, sir, from the point of view of those holding miners' rights, the Minister of Mines has taken the right action. On the St. Helen's tin-field there are miles of tin-bearing country which would support a large population of men if the Government would cut a race from the Scamander River which would bring the water high enough to work all deposits. I am sure that no tin miner would refuse to pay a yearly sum in addition to their miners' rights fee for a fair supply of water.-Yours, etc., W. B. STACK. Tin miner, St. Helen's, Dec. 27.
MINING INTELLIGENCE STOCK & SHAREBROKERS. R. F. IRVINE, MINING AGENT AND SHAREBROKER. Special Attention Investment Stocks. EDWIN WALLER, Stock and Share Broker, Peliable and Prompt Advice. Exchange B'd'gs, St. John-st., Launceston. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
. , iG?., h TELLIGENC ---4-~---- STOCK & SHAREBROKERS &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; R. F. IRVINE, MINING AGENT AND SHAREBROKER. Special Attention Investment Stocks. EDWIN WALLER, Stock and Share Broker. Rieliable and Prompt Advice. Exchange B'd'gs, St. John-st., Launceston. Among the cargo of the steamer Coo- gee for Melbourne on Saturday was 2½ tons of pyrites, valued at £25, shipped by Messrs. W. S. Bell and Co. A meeting of those interested in sec- tions at the Rubicon River held by Messrs. Sykes and Fidler was held at Messrs. Field and Co.'s office, West Devonport, on Friday afternoon, Dr. Smith in the chair, when an associa- tion was formed to work the property. Work (says the "E.B. Times and Ad- vocate") will be commenced with as little delay as possible. The shareholders of the New Hope T.M. Company are to meet on Thurs- day, 18th inst., at the office of the manager, to empower the directors to purchase two 20-acre sections held under lease, and increas...
TASMANIA MINE. RESULT OF THE CRUSHING. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
TASMANIA. MINE. RESULT OF THE CRUSHING. The 4882oz. of amalgam obtained from 2295 tons of quartz crushed yielded 1871oz. 4dwt. retorted gold, and 1535oz. smelted gold from the chlorine, making 3406oz. 4dwt., giving an aver- age of 1oz. 9dwt. 16gr. to the ton, of the value of £13,157. The gold was brought to the city on Saturday, and lodged in the Commercial Bank of Tasmania. The total amount of gold obtained since the formation of the company is 472,726oz. from 400,345 tons orushed; value, £1,723,294; paid in dividends, £706,071 15s; and the sum of ,£37,500 is placed at fixed deposit.
A PREMATURE CHUCKLE. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
A PREMATURE CHUCKLE. Ladysmith has fallen. Such is the thrilling bit of news which has reached us from a reliable Continental source this morning. If it is proved to be true, and that the Irish Brigade contri- buted to so dire a British reverse, the hearts of Irishmen the wide world over will thrill with a keen delight they have not experienced in our time be- fore. "God send it is true!" will be the fervent prayer in many an Irish homestead to-day. For if it is indeed the case that this important strategic point has come into the hands of the brave Boers, it marks the beginning of the end, not alone of British prestige, but of the whole robber system that has for so long plundered and domin- ated so large a portion of the habitable globe.-"Dublin Herald." Fond Mother: "I think Violet's voice ought to be cultivated abroad." Sensible Father: "Anywhere would suit me, except &nbsp; at home." Brookville.-Residents can obtain. "The 'Examiner" from Propsting Bros.
CONSOLIDATED REVENUE RETURNS FOR 1899. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
CONSOLIDATED REVENUE RETURNS FOR 1899. The following figures, giving the rough state of the consolidated revenue for 1899, have been supplied by the courtesy of the Under Treasurer (Mr. A. Reid): 1899 1898 £ £ Customs ................ 425,575 406,782 Bond rents .............. : 1546 1737 Beer duty ............... 22,546 21,180 Land tax ................ 15,106 38,481 Companies tax ......... 2,254 2,230 Income tax .............. 21,219 22,488 Stock Act receipts ...... 139 110 Inland revenue ......... 167,957 146,892 Territorial revenue ..... . 81,435 79,525 Railways ................ 192,561 175,725 Home Government ...... 780 844 Postal reimbursements .. ' 174 383 Miscellaneous ........... 3,271 4,263 Interest on public ac- counts ..............:.., 9,038 7,963 Total ................ £943,602 £908,005 Increase for the year, £35,597, subject to future revision. MELBOURNE, Sunday. The revenue returns for the first part of the financial year were issued on Saturday. They show a slight inc...
ZEEHAN'S OUTPUT. ZEEHAN, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
ZEEHAN'S OUTPUT'. ZEEHAN. Sunday. The output for the year just finished for Zeehan district has been computed as follows:-Ore exported, 14,109 tons, including that treated by the Tas- manian Smelting Co. The bullion from this is valued at £75,000. The tonnage is not available. The total value of the output for the field is £269,418. During December 606 tons of silver lead ore has been forwarded by rail to Strahan for export. This at its average value totals £11,964. The smelters during the same period have purchased 2241 tons of ore, for which they paid £9559. The total tonnage raised during the month for which returns have been received is 2847 tons, and its gross value £21,523. The latter figures may be accepted as the month's output for Zeehan and dis- trict. The principal contributing mines to the December yield were as follow: British Zeehan, 318 tons, £6435. Montana, 300 tons, £6000. South King, 581 tons, £5237. Western, 158 tons, £2883. Oonah, 42 tons, £1006. Silver Queen, 10...
TASMANIAN UNIVERSITY. JUNIOR PUBLIC EXAMINATION. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
TASMANIAN UNIVERSITY. JUNIOR PUBLIC EXAMINATION. In the above examination the pupils of the northern schools gained, the fol- lowing successes: Single Subjects. Hedley Allison Bennell, High School, Launceston.-Group I.-English, pass. Group II.-Latin, pass. Group III.- Arithmetic, pass. Mary Cecilia Veronica Butcher, Pre- sentation Convent, Launceston.-Group I.-English, pass; geography, pass. Group III.-Arithmctic,pass; geometry, pass. Group V.-Music, pass. Cyril Barnavelt Cameron, Grammar School, Ulverstone.-Group I.-History, pass; geography, pass. Group III. Arithmetic, pass. Group IV.-Elemen- tary science, pass. Robina Lindsay Cumming, State- school, Charles-street, Launceston. - Group I.-English, pass; history, pass. Group III.-Arithmetic, pass. Charles George Donnelly, Grammar School, Longford.-Group I.-English, pass. John Francis Donnelly, Grammar School, Longford.-Group III.-Geo- metry, pass. William Harward Edwards, State school, West Devonport.-Group III. Arithmetic, pass. E...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
Florists and Seedsmen. DECORATIVE PLANTS for Christmas - A very large collection of all the best varieties of Ferns, Palms, Aspidistras, Foliage Plants, Pelargoniums, and Baskets of Ferns and Decorative Plants in the best possible condition; 500 small Ferns for table decorations, 3 for 1s, very pretty plants. Grasses and Dracenas in all useful sizes. The largest, best, and decidedly the cheapest stock in Tasmania to select from. Autumn Cauliflower, Broccoli, and Savoy Seed, 6d per packet. Sow now, Scotch Yellow and Swede Seed. Jadeo liquid will fertilise your pot plants, roses, or vegetables better than any other. Once used always used. Full particulars post free on application how to use it. Price, 5s per bushel, 25s per bale, cheaper in larger quantities. F. WALKER, Sand- hill. Tel. 71. Shipping UNION LINE OF STEAMERS &nbsp; LAUNCESTON TO MELBOURNE. PATEENA | Tues. | Jan. 2. | 2 p.m. PATEENA | Sat. | Jan. 6. | 3 p.m. MELBOURNE TO LAUNCESTON. &nbsp; PATEENA ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 1 January 1900
KOOLA COUPONS. CHRISTMAS DRAWING FOR 100 PRIZES. ABERS WILL BE ADVERTISED IN THE AMUSEMENT COLUMN OF THIS PAPER ON JANUARY 3, 1900. NEW CENTURY ALPHA HUMMING BIRD CREAM SEPARATOR. Machine has now a Skimming Capacity of 27gal. per hour (guaranteed), ce being still the same, £13. With the increased power no Separator can com- pete with it for Cheapness, and the finish is in the well-known manner of the Alpha al makers. Every "Alpha Laval" sent out by us is guaranteed, and there is no need to try and force our business by promising that you may return the plant if you do not like it. The "Alpha Laval" has never been beaten in competition by any separator in existence. MURDOCH BROS., 112 Collins-street, Hobart; TASMANIAN DAIRY COMPANY, Sole Agents for Tasmania. WOLFE'S SCHNAPPS A Tonic Beverage, Agreeable & Beneficial RICK COVERS ("FLAG" BRAND) ON HIRE OR FOR SALE. Acknowledged by all as the most reliable Rick Covers issued to Tasmanian farmers. ALSO, THOMAS'S PHOSPHATE .. SUN B...