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A HORRIBLE MURDER. BRISBANE, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
A HORRIBLE MURDER. BRISBANE, Monday. A girl named Mary De Blowitz, aged 13 years, has been murdered at Eureka, in Maryborough district, under cir- cumstances of a most horrible descrip- tion. The girl was apparently first stunned by a blow on the back of the head. Her throat was then cut, and she was stabbed through both lungs. There was also a deep cut on each groin, as well as several superficial wounds. The body was found at about half-past 5 o'clock on Sunday after- noon, and at that time there were eight police and three black trackers on the ground. It has been raining more or less heavily since the date of the mur- der, and this made the tracking then impossible. At the time the informa- tion was received in Brisbane there were three black trackers on their way from the north for service with the Victorian police force, but the Commis- sioner stopped them at Brisbane and sent them to assist in finding the mur- derer. Owing to the state of the coun- try they, however, will be ...
BUBONIC PLAGUE. NOUMEA, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
BUBONIC PLAGUE. NOUMEA, Monday. Three more deaths have occurred from the bubonic plague, one white and two kanalas having succumbed. This makes two white victims and seventeen kanakas who died. One fresh case occurred during the past three days. SYDNEY, Tuesday. A cable message from Noumea states that the steamer St. Piere will leave Noumea for Sydney on Wednesday. This was the vessel on which several cases of plague sickness occurred, ne- cessitating her being quarantined at Noumea.
ORANGE GRAND LODGE. ANNUAL MEETING. HOBART, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
ORANGE GRAND LODGE. ANNUAL MEETING. HOBART, Monday. The anual meeting of the Grand Lodge of the Loyal. Orange Institution of Tasmania was held to-day at the Mechanics' Hall. There was a large attendance of delegates, including Launceston representatives. Grand Master J. Ruddock presided. The election of ollicers for the en- suing year resulted as follows:-Grand Master, Mr. J. Ruddock; D.G. Masters, Messrs. W. Hallam (Hobart), J. Piper (Launceston), and J. Barrett (Zeehan); Grand Chaplain, Rev. W. M. Plane, Grand Secretary, re-elected; D.G. Secre- tary, Mr. R. Tolmie; Grand Treasurer, Mr. E. Creed. The members of the Grand Lodge then adjourned for lunch. Afterwards various matters concern- ing the institution were discussed, amongst others being the placing be- fore the electors of a manifesto to the effect that the electors of the colony be asked to support only those candidates who complied, or could be reasonably expected to comply, with the following general conditions: Education...
DISASTROUS BUSH FIRES. A VERITABLE BLACK THURSDAY. HOBART, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
DISASTROUS BUSH FIRES. A VERITABLE BLACK THURSDAY. HOBART, Monday. Extensive bush fires are raging. This, together with the excessive heat to-day, forcibly reminds one or the devastating fires this day two years ago, when so much damage was done. To-day has been a veritable Black Thursday. Large fires are burning along the Huon road, the debris from which has been falling in the city. Reports are to hand from New Norfolk district that the State. school and two houses have been de- stroyed at Bismarck, and that at one time the Town Hall was in jeopardy.
INLAND WIRES. FOUND DROWNED. HOBART, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
INLAND WIRES. (FROM OUR OWN REPORTERS.) FOUND DROWNED. HOBART, Monday. Frederick Benjamin Williams (44), of Sandy Bay, a member of the firm of Williams Bros., leather cutters, of this city, was found drowned to-day. Deceased frequently complained of being unwell. Last night he did so and went to bed at 10. This morning he was missed from his home. A constable found a coat and hat on the New Wharf, and John Wil- liams identified them. Grappling operations were commenced this morn- ing, and at 5.30 this evening the body was recovered.
NOTES ON THE CABLES. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
NOTES. ON THE CABLES. By "Rhodesian.") Expectation is on tiptoe regarding the forward movement of the British troops. "The Times" correspondent at the Modder River states that the cam paig has demonstrated the immense superiority of a defensive force armed with modern weapons of precision and well acquainted with the country. From this the comforting deduction is drawn than an armed invasion of England is an impossibility; but how- ever satisfactory this may be, it is hardly to the point. It may teach us that in the Boer we have an enemy who, like our new Tasmanian postage stamps, take a lot of licking, but that we have already found out. The cables to-day state openly what has been mentioned several times in these columns, that the cause of the delay in the British advance has been the want of transport. The campaign was planned along the railway lines, and these having broken down other means of locomotion have to be pro- vided. We now have the statement that sufficient transport ...
STEAMER WAIWERA. HOBART, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
STEAMER WAIWERA. HOBART, Monday. The s. Waiwera called here for coal to-day en route for New Zealand from the Cape, and landed one of the New South Wales Mounted Rifles named Seager, who is under arrest, it is al- leged, for drawing his bayonet to one of the contingent. Seager has been placed in charge of the milttary au- thorities here. &nbsp;
WITH THE TASMANIAN CONTINGENT. EXPECT TO GO TOWARDS KIMBERLEY. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
WITH THE TASMANIAN CONTIN- GENT. EXPECT TO GO TOWARDS KIMBER- LEY. The following extracts from a letter written by Private W. Ducie, of Evan- dale, a member of the Tasmanian con- tingent, will be read with interest:- Orange River, Dec. 4. "I am writing these few hurried lines to let you know that we are now in camp at the Orange River, where the first fight took place. It is a big camp, with many Boer prisoners and a hospital for the wounded. We are all well, only one being a little knocked out by the tedious journey and great heat. We have come 560 miles by railway from Capetown in two days and two nights. This is a very hilly and barren country; it would starve a rat, except just about Capetown . There are not any trees growing naturally, but the blue gums and firs, which have been largely planted, flourish well. Plenty of goats and mules, and a few sheep and cows-very few cows.I believe we march from here to Kimberley, where I expect we will have our first battle, and I am sure t...
KRUGER AND THE SIRDAR. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
KRUGER AND THE SIRDAR. Rumour says that Lord Kitchener, when he was last in England, made strenuous efforts to obtain it command, and even the command in South Africa, suggesting to the authorities that one of his brigadiers, Maxwell or Lewis, could be entrusted with the pursuit of the Khalifa, while he was winning laurels at the Cape. The ap- pointment would have, no doubt, been very popular, but, apart from the fact that Kitchener is still one of the juniors, there was the more solid rea- son against him that he knows abso- lutely nothing of the peculiar condi- tions of South African warfare. While the question was still unsettled, a pro- minent statesman, whom it would be unfair to name, was asked if there was any chance of the Sirdar being sent to the Cape. "Let us hope not," he said, "he might embarrass us terribly. Why, when he got to Pretoria the man might actually send Mr. Kruger's head to Madame Tussaud's!"-"M.A.P."
CABLE MESSAGES. TASMANIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION—COPYRIGHT. NEW YEAR HONOURS. SIR JOHN STOKELL DODDS. LONDON, Jan. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
CABLE MESSAGES. TASMANIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION - COPYRIGHT NEW YEAR HONOURS. SIR JOHN STOKELL DODDS. LONDON, Jan. 1. Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to confer the follow- ing honours in celebration of the com- mencement of a new year: Knights.-Hon. John Stokell Dodds, C.M.G., Chief Justice of Tasmania, and Mr. M'Eacharn, Mayor of Melbourne. Peerage.-Hon. Sir Henry Stafford Northcote, M.P. (C) for Exeter, and the Right Hon. Sir John Lubbock, M.P. (U), London University. Privy Councillor.-Lord Cromer. G.C.M.G.-Sir John Bramston; Right Hon. Sir Joseph West Ridgeway, Go- vernor of Ceylon. K.C.M.G.-Sir James Lee Steere, Speaker of the Westralian Legislative Assembly; Dr. J. A. Cockburn, Agent- General for South Australia; and Mr. Eliot, British Consul at Apia.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
Birth, Marriage, Death, Funeral, and In Memoriam Notices. The charge for each insertion of either of the above notices is 3s, if not exceeding one inch (10 lines, or 60words) ; additional space at same rate Deaths and Funerals must always appear and be charged separately. BIRTH. LINFORD.-On the 1st January, at 154 Canning-street, Mrs. A. Linford-a daughter. SHIELDS.-On the 21st December, at 94 Margaret-street, the wife of A. W. Shields-a son. DEATH. RICHARDS.-On the 29th December, at the Rev. Chamberlain's residence, George-street, Latrobe, Gertrude Flo- rence, infant daughter of Frank and May Richards, aged four months. FUNERAL NOTICES. The funeral of the late Mr. George Dunn will leave the General Hospital this day at half-past 11 o'clock. Friends will please accept this invitation.-DOOLAN, Uindertaker. 136 Wellington-street. RETURN THANKS. Mrs. H. Russell and family desire to express their gratitude to the many friends for their kind sympathies, letters of con- dolence, and flora...
WHY KILTS? [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
WHY KILTS? &nbsp; Lord Archibald Campbell is nothing if not an enthusiastic Highlander, but like many of us he recognises that almost all the tartans worn by our Highland regiments furnish too tempt- ing a mark for the enemy's fire. How to lessen the risk incurred by those who wear the kilt without at the same time sacrificing esprit de corps is a problem which Lord Archibald has been endeavouring to solve. His first proposal was that a reversible kilt should be issued, made of tartan but backed with fawn-coloured material. In the day of battle, he contended, the kilt could be turned as it were inside out and would form a less conspicuous target. It appears, however, that a kilt manufactured, as described would have the disadvantage of being too heavy for marching. It is not &nbsp; so much the tartan which offers a mark for the enemy as the men's legs. Many Highland officers assure us that their regiments would really fight as well in trousers for the matter of that....
CALEDONIAN FESTIVAL. THE SPORTS GATHERING. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
CALEDONIAN FESTIVAL. THPE SPORTS GATHERING. The usual carnival of the N.T. Cale- donian Society was held on the Cricket Ground, and, despite the heat, attracted a large gathering of interested specta- tors. The Caledonian Society always provides a capital programme, and that of yesterday was no exception to the rule. It comprised cycling, athletic, and national events, some 30 in all, inclusive of the heats, and run off with a punctuality that was commendable. The crowd that lined the chains had thus plenty to engage their attention, and never at any time were the pro- ceedings slow. The arrangements were excellent, and the officials may be com- plimented upon the general conduct of the meet. The judges were Dr. Thomp- son and Mr. James Boag, Sergeant Major Welsh officiating as starter. The secretarial duties were discharged by Messrs. Geo. Duncan and Geo. Ingles, various members of the large commit- tee giving invaluable assistance in various directions,and also in the judg- ing of...
STRAHAN REGATTA. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 2 January 1900
STRAHAN REGATTA. The West Coast annual regatta, under the auspices of the Strahan Rowing Club, was held in Macquarie Harbour, and passed off successfully. Splendid weather pre- vailed, and fully 1100 people were pre- sent. Excursion trains were run from Zeehan and Queenstown. Most of the events were keenly contested, and the Strahan Brass Band enlivened the pro- ceedings with selections. The following are the principal races and results: Handicap Sculling Race.-C. Doherty 1, R. G. Cullen 2, C. H. Dyer 3. Second-class Yacht Race.-J. Aubrey's Stella 1, F. Davis's Clyde 2, L. Ronsley's Seabird 3. Pair-oared Race.-H. and C. Doherty 1, R. Muldoon and J. Atkinson 2. First-class Yacht Race.-Captain Leask's Sylph 1, F. Makepeace's Mystery 2, Cap- tain Holyman's Pabarna 3. Four-oared Race.-R. Cullen's crew 1, C. M. Dyer's crew 2. Zeehan and Queenstown Challenge Four- oared Race.-Zeehan 1, Queenstown 2. Swimming Race.-C. M. Dyer 1, S. Henry 2.