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A WILD MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS. SYDNEY, February 22. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
A WILD MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS. (a11 T, EO1tAPK. SYDNEY, February 22. A strange story resembling incidents of the ea'ly bush-ranging days comies from Bathurst. For some months milners and settlers in the neighborhood of Palmer's and Oakley have suffered severely from the depredations of a man known as " Slippery JIck," who was often seen but liever captured. The man has been in the habit of visiting houses and tents in the absence of the occupants and stripping them of portable property. He would then return to his haunts in the mountains. All attempts to fiud his hiding place failed until Friday, when a settler nanmed William Hutchison while on thie ranges reached the top of an alhnost imcessible peak. looking down from which he diseovered -siboke curling qup from a cavern far below. He descended the mountain, and on coming near the place lie Iotice: a cleared plot of grounnd. He investigated no further but went back to the town and informed the police, who organised a raid. When the ...
The Death of Jessie Nicolls SYDNEY, Feb. 22, [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
The Death of Jessie Nicolls [BY TELEGRAPH.] SYDNEY, Feb. 22, A libel case arising cut of the tragic death of Jessie Nicolls, ca:me cli for hear ing to-day before the Full Court, Mary Annie Nicholls. being the plaintiff, and the " Star" newspaper the defendant. The plaintiff alleged that in the report of the Nicolls tragedy, the defendant's paper falsely and maliciously published a libel concerning the plaintiff, who com plained that the paragraph inferred that she was conscious of her daughter's con dition, yet she did not take proper stels to prevent her coming to Sydney for the performance of an illegal operation. This declaration the defendant demaurred as being bad in substance. After the opening arguments had. been concluded the Chief Justice said. he felt the defendants, as the case i ow stood, were entitled to succeed. There was nothing in the words' complained of that contained anything defamatory upon the mother, on .the contrary the allegations contained were :distinctly t...
THE TOWN OF JOHANNESBURG. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
THE TOWN OF JOHANNESBURG. The eyes of the civilisel world have re cently been turned to Johannesburg, in con sequence of Dr Jamieson's invasion of the Tmnsvnal with the intention of aiding the Uitlanders residing there in a preairrangad insurrection that was to have taken place against President Krliger'sGovermnment. The town is situated in the Heidelberg district of the South African Republic. 30 miles south west of the capital Prctoria. It stands in the midst of the famous Witwatlersran goldl fisel, better known as "The Rand." Tihe town iWas foumlnded in September, 1880, on a desolate plateau at the height of 50lilft above sea level. It has grown with remarkable rapidity owing to the advance of the mining industry in its neighbourhood. and towards the close of 1893 was estirmated, on the basis of a census made by the govern ing municipal body, to contain a European polulatiohi exceeding 40.000. Almost all the railway officials are Hollanders. The rail ways arc,'all badly construct...
The Queensland Floods. ROCKHAMPTON, February 20. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
The Queensland Floods. [BY TEBLGRAPr.] ROCKHA.MPTON, February 20. The river is still falling, but very slowly. All the wharfs, except the high level one, wl:ich has been sub merged since January 30th, are still under water, and are likely to remain so for manyi days. Reports to hand show that the flood in the M'Kenzie country has reached an unparalled height. A station belo::ging to Mr Blackman has been thoroughly swept by the flood waters, amd much damage done. Fences stockyards, buildings and stock have kLeen lost. The losses to settlers are not very heavy. The umost serious loss reported is that of between 2000 and 3000 cattle by Mr Andrew Geddes, of Ranba. Repairs to the damaged section of the Central Railway, between Rcckhampton and Grasmere, have been completed sufficiently to enable a train to go through. Stockmen sent by Mr C. J. Beadmore to bring cattle from Dooroondara station to Taroologoubah, were caught by flood water, and forced to take to trees where they had to remai...
A Seat on the Melbourne Exchange. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
A Seat on the Melbourne Exchange. "Atticus" in the Melbourne " Leader" writes :--I should like to know the history of thlnt curious individual whose doings were related by Rev Mr M'Neil to Presbyterians the other day. This strange person pur chased a seat. on the Melbourne Stock Ex change for the round sum of £1400; butas he found that the practice of buying and selling stock for clients was in direct contravention of his views on the doctrines of Christianity. lhe gave up his seat. Now, one is fi s tempted to inquire what he supposed would be the duties of n scat hohler at the Exchange, be cause it seems odd that a man should invest so largely without having satisfied himself beforehandl that he could conscientiously fulfil them. 'Next, did he give up his seat for nothing? or did lihe sell it- to someone else : for itn either case he was only making room for someone of a less squeamish moral code. Assuming him to have been of the same nationality as the reverend gentleman who holds...
TUESDAY'S MELBOURNE MARKET. (BY URGENT WIRE.) MELBOURNE, February 25. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
TUESDAY'S MELBOURNE MARKKET. (BY URGENT WIRE.) MELBOURNE, February 25. Hannan's Consols, buyer Is :d, seller Is Cd Croesus, buyer 1ls 6d, seller 18s Boulder, buyer £6, seller £6 2s Haunan's Reward North, seller 4s Gd Hanuan's Central, con buyers 12s Ivanhoe, 27s 6d Maritana, seller 14s Premier, seller lls ad Menzies, con buyers lOs Menzies, pro. buyers 12s Tindal, buyer 7s, sellers 7s Od Quiet Hill, 51s Gd Block 10, 81s Block 14, 26s British (old), 14s Junctions, 68s Norths, 17s 10id Broken Hill, 5Os South, con los Od Pinnacle, buyer Is 6d, seller Is Sd Lyell, 88s to 88s Tram, £5 Ss
Golden Ashantee. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
Golden Ashantee. There is in Ashantee a ringe of rich quartz rocks on the higher ground., on the lower grouuds long stretches of nuri ferous alluvial deposit. Gold is practi ctlly everywhere--on the mlontaill sides, in the river beds in the common rude ornaments of the people. For trifling purchases even thte medium of exchange is gold dust. To this region the approach is through a fever-striken country, roadless pathless evenl-for so rank is the vegetation and so rapid its growth, that every traveller hacks a way where his predecessor hacked before. Over all hangs the promise of sanguinary war. another clearing away of barbarism, the development of long-buried riches, and a further great stimulus given to the craving appetites of our generation.
Share Market. TUESDAY'S ADELAIDE MARKET. ADELAIDE, February 25. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
Share Market. TUESDAY'S ADELAIDE MABRKET. (BY URGENT WIRE.) ADELAIDE, February 25. Goldcn Bar, 4s Id Ivanhoe, 27s 9d, 28s Boulders, £0 Is Craosus, 12s 6d, 12s 9d Hannan's Central, paid 1Ss Hannan's Central, con 13s Brown Hill Junction, 4s id Boulder North Extended, Ss Maritana Extended, 2s 1d, 2s 5d Ivanhoe South Extended, 3s Golden Queen, Is 2d Thistle, Is 9!t: Harnan's Wealth, Is 5d Princess Royal, As 3d Rose and Shamrock, 2s 7d, 2s 9d Kalgoorlie Proprietary, Gs iOl, 7s Premier, 11s 3d, IIs 9d Tindals, buyer 7s 2d
COOLGARDIE NEWS. February 23. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
COOLGARDIE NEWS. [rnoxI oun OWN CoRRRES1ONlDElNT.] [u?Y TELEGRAi.li.] February 23. A slight shower fell on Friday night.. but it was not sufficient to be of any good. The weather is now beautifully cool and flue. John Edwards, aged 30, succumbed to pnuumonia in the Hospital on Friday. He has a wife living at Abbotsford, near Melbourne. Building material is running short, and several contracts have to be sus pended. Cr May stated at the Council meeting that in a day or two there would be no boards loft to make coffins. A man named Edward Tucker, who Was taken ill at 'lack Flag and who, was being brought into the Coolgardie hospital, died within ten miles of the town from peritonitis and exhaustion. He was accompanied by'lis son Edward.. A cyclist, just reoturited from M1ount Margaret, reports finding the body of a inan three miles south-west of Cement Creek on the 17th inst. His name could not be ascertained. At a meeting of the Town Council held on Friday, the Mayor was invested wit...
THE CRŒSUS. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
THE CIR(ESUS. -The transfer of this mine to the English company wiill?-not le completed until the 'v ppio :arrive from the head office, and the consulting engineer comes from London. In -the 'meantime the developments that are taking place are nlly doubling the value of the property, and the poor Adelaide slhare holders will have the satisfaction of aseing their mine, enrich the alleged English liur chasers. The big lote met with in the No. I . North runs into the Craesus, and in sinking a new shaft to tap it what is believed to be the top of the lode' has been struck at a depth of 75ft. A few days will prove -vhetlher this is the case, but the ironstone chistose material closely resembles the cap ping of thelode :in the adjoining property, and the nathager of 'the latter,' hr R.H.' SCr)el~, is satisfied that it is the body on which he is working. Even this does not represent the whole of thf luck of the Craesus, as the underlay of the lode is west. and there is every reason to beli...
HARQUA HALA. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
HARQUA HALA. This company, which has abandoned its mines in Arizona, U.S. to work the leases formerly known as Hannan's Reward South, situated at the foot of the Maritana hill, cvideutly intends to develop the property rapidly. The company's manager, Mr Ray mond arrived from America to take charge some three or four weeks ago, and on Thurs day the underground manager reached the mine. Under the new management opera tions are being concentrated on the main shaft, which is being sunk three shift, andl has already attained a depth of 140ft, The bottom is in soft country still, but several veins and leaders have been passedl through in the last few feet and there is every sign of reaching settled ground a few feet deeper. It is intended to carry the shaft down to a depth of 250ft and then open out. Crosscuts will be run in east and west to cut the lode while a drive will be started to connect with the north shaft, which is down 125ft, and will be continued to the 250ft level. The main s...
MONTE CHRISTO. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
MOONTE CHIISTO. Thz main shaft on this mine has attainiAl a depth of about 200ft., at which depth water has been struck and operations suspended pending the arrival of means with which to cope with .the influnx The sinking to this depth has been very soft and it is intended to continue the shaft to settled country before opening out. As soon as this has been done it is intended to crosscut for the lode from both sides of the shifft, and there is every probability of. some of the lodes of the neighborhood being met with..
Mining Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
Mining Notes. A trial crushing from the Rose and Sham rock mine is being put through at the Levia than Battery. A lode formationi apparently of consider able size and carrying fair gold lhas been struck in the Maritana Central mihie. Mr W. E. Marmion, ILL.A., has returned after several weeks' holiday in Perth. He will be joined in a few days by Mr Fred. Monger andl two or three English visitors who have come out with a view to investing on the fielts. Owing to recent developments in the mines south of the Great Boulder a large number of men are now employed in open il:gup the leases south and west of the big mine. Most of the leases are now fully manned and in several the, prospects are good. Splendid gold has been struck at a dlepthl of 50ft ini sinking the new shaft 600ft south of the main workings on the Ivanhoe mine. The gold, both coarse and. fine, shows all through the matrix, which consists of iron atained'schistose material. Striking the lode at this point gives the Company ...
Warden's Court. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1896. (Before Mr L. R. Davies, Warden.) [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
Warden's Court. TUE?DAY: FEBR AARY 25, 1896. (Before Mr L. I. Davies,. Warden.) Trotter v. lBright.-Adjourned till 20th inst. Defendant to pay costs. Clipson v. Simus and .titchie.--Application for forfeiture lease 313. Adjourned till 4th March. : .- ý Williams v Pett and O'lDe.-Application for forfeiture of 789. No appearance of de fendants. S. J. Williams deposed that the ground had not been worked for three days in October, and the lease was practically abandoned. Recommendld. APPLICATIONS FOR ONE MONTH'S EXEMP" TION GRANTED. E. Hoopcr, or G635.-On grounds that lease had been worked since December and reef had pinchel out, B. P. L. Hare, on 1030 and 1028, on grounds that owner is detained outside the colony, owing to leases being under litigation. J. P. Doyle, on 827, scarcity of labor and water. T. Hnrkness--On 768, scarcity of water and labor. - W. Lowes, on 733, 76E3. 787, 820, and 1550. Scarcity of water and Inabor. L. Reese. on 2799 and 2800. Scarcity of water. Granted condi...
Kanowna Police Court. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24. (Before Mr N. W. Harper, J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
Kanowna Police Court. I[ONDa , .Fa?nsu Y 24. (Before Mr N. W. Harper, J.P.) Robert Butta was charged with disorderly conduct at Eanowna on the 16th inst. He was fined £5i and costs. Stephen Brice was charged with a similar hffence on the aIth lust. Fined £S and costs. Charles Preston was charged with dis or?derly conduct cin the 11ith inst. Pined £2 and costs. Relatives coercedl a Russian peasant girl. into consenting to marry a man she thoroughly disliked. The )artier arriveal at the altar, but in answer toite question "Wilt thou take this man'" thq girl replied itn em phatic " No." The pAIrts retunled .home and the girl was soundly hcaten. Taken again to church she still mori emphaticlly declined to wel the mnu and appecaled to the prie.st for protcction, which was granterl 1i' Hiram Maxim eciacludles an article in the new number of the "North Amerienn IReview" on "' Bids il Flight and the Fly ing Machine," with ldetaied descriptionot his recnt experiments. lHe dls --"I lhave pro ...
CRCESUS NO. 1 NORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
CIRESUS NO. I NORTIH. This mine which is being worked by the Central Exploration Co., is opening up won derfully. It is a nine-acre block situated on the east and north of the Crosus mine, and now promises to be one of the show properties of the district. For a long time the chief work in progress was a drive along thecourse of the vein supposed to be the lode, which had contracted. This drive was carried a distance of 200ft from the No. 1 shaft in a northerly direction. To test the ccmntry and also the oft-propounded theory that the true lode was on the footwall, or eastern side of the workings, a crosscut was run in at the northmost end of the drive, and within a few feet the reef was met with. The lode at this point proved to be 35ft wide, and is phenomenally rich. Three feet on the foot wvall side averages about I lozs per ton while the balance of the 35ft averages about 7ozs per ton. This is a record, even for Kalgoor lie, taking both the width and gold value into consideration...
ALHAMBRA NORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
ALHAMBRA NORTH. A meeting of the shareholders in the Alhamblra North Syndicate was held on Fri day night at Lintou and Saunders' Excha nge. The following directors were appointed : Iessers Goodman, Linton, Oliver. Bu'trows, and Middleton ; secretary, Mr Sol. Saunders. The manager's report is as follows :-Since my last report I have got the shaft on No. I lode tfowIn to a depth of SE ft. passing through lode matter in appearance similar to Kings ley Hall lode. It is intermixed with quartz and ironstonr carrying gohl in good prospects fine and coarse. At about 25ft. I sirnek a leader of ironstone very rubbly, carrying gold visible to the eye eye without dollying. I con sider time lole is about 6(0ft as shown at }we sent, but 1 lmve no idea how far the hanging wall is away, so it may be much wider. IJn about six weeks from now it will be well openel up, andt in my opinion it will prove itself to be wvhat I think it to be at present --one of time best mines in the district. In regard to...
The Past and Present of West Australia. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
The Past and Present of West Australia. West Australia (states a South Austrlian writer in. the Sydney "Mining Stanuland") demands indeed an imaginativeapen. A few years ago it was a eountry possessing ,a million square miles of territory. and au population of fifty thousand souls. Its south-western corner supportel an agricul tural population, but north and eaststrtchel the illimitable desert. Of this butlittle was known, exeept.that many explorers hail lopt their lives in it; that it was worthless, except here and there salt lakes, and bare of anything .except.. the poorest vegetation. Across a portion of this desw st?setdhed a telegraph line, and the story go:m that on one occasion, whea electric eoaniuuicatiou ceased, and a party went out to find tio cause they found a ghlstly scene winch told its own tale-- corpse seated at the foot' o a burnt and falle. telegrapl post. i Ther el: ler luhad run shoit of water, and ihai burnt; down the post, knowing this wouhl brin g out a searc...