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WELCOMING VISITORS. PERTH, February 20. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
WELCOMING VISITORS. [BY TELEGOAPI.] PERTH, February 20. This afternoon a welcome was ex tended by the Mayor to Dr Holtz, the Swedish Government Geologist, and Mr Phillip Mennell, editor of the "British. Australasian,' who intend shortly visiting the goldfields. Among those present was Sir John Forrest, who in reply to the toast " Prosperity to the Colony," resented the somew hat recent criticism on the Government departments, and pointed out that the prosperity of the colony naturally brought with it diffliculties. For him self he could say that it brought with it increased and incessant cares and troubles. This, however, was only what they might expect, but at the same time the burden was growing greater day by day, and it was speci ally hard to bear, as some critics were so ungenerous and expected too much to be done to lucet the emer gency. They expected the Govern ment to possess more foresight than ordinary men. Difficulties could not be overcome in a second, but these, ungener...
Telegraphic. NORTHAM, February 22. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
Telegraphic. NORTHAM, February 22. No tidings have been received of the girl Christmas, aged eight years, who was reported to be lost in the bush at Clackline on Thursday, 13th Feb. A diligent search has been prosecuted by the police and others, but without success, and a feeling is now springing up that somne mystery is connected with her disappearance. The police are actively investigating the affair The girl is the daughter of one of the permanent way men on the railway line. GERALDTON, February 22. A man named Wellfinger has been found with his brains blown out. The deceased lived in lodgings, and after paying for his lodgings at the end of the week, went out, bought a revolver and cartridges, and shot himself dead. The cause of the rash act is not known. PERTH, February 22. It is understood that Mr Percy Fielding, late acting-Warden for the East Coolgardie Goldfields, will receive the appointment of Warden of the recently constituted North-East Cool- gardie Goldfields, of which...
AN APPALLING DISASTER. TERRIFIC DYNAMITE EXPLOSION. A JOHANNESBURG SUBURB DESTROYED. SHOCKING LOSS OF LIFE. A SCENE OF WOE. LONDON, February 20. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
AN APPALLING DISASTER. TERRIFIC DYNAMITE EXPLOSION. A JOHANNESBURG SUBURB DESTROYED. SHOCKING LOSS CF LIFE. A SCENE OF WOE. LoNDoN, February 20. News has been received of a most .appalling disaster to the town of .Johannesburg in South Africa, owing to an explosion of dynamite in what is described as the "Poor Suburb." Hun •"dreds of houses have been blown to pieces. The mortality is supposed to be very great, but .owing to the con fusion that generally prevails nothing definite can yet be aecertained as to -the number of lives lost. The de struction of property has been very, -considerable. Hundreds of police and civilians are searching among the ruins. Many injured persons have been rescued alive and a great number of bodies have also been recovered .some of them in an alhnost unrecognis able condition. Every window in the town has been smashed to pieces. The report was followed by a shaking of the ground, as if an earthquake had taken place. A panic took place among the people of...
THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
THE RESIDENTIAL AREAS. TO THE EDITOR. SIR,- Owing to the prominent part I have taken in connection with the above, being one of those selected to represent the block holders to urge upon the Warden to allow the survey made by Mr. Hamilton to stand good, a rumor has got into circulation that I am the agent who had to apologise to the Warden for injudicious words used to the officers. It is only fair to me to state that I was at Broad Arrow when the scene occurred as depicted in your news columns, besides I have always been treated with respect by the officials from the Warden downwards. Whichever way the Warden decides as to the position of the registered block-owners, Mr Davis de- serves the thanks of the community for the courtesy, attention, ad pains bestowed by him in endeavoring to arrive at a decision. I am, &c., H. E. LASLETT.
THE KINGSLEY HALL CENTRAL G.M. COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
THE KINGSLEY HALL CENTRAL G.M. COMPANY. &nbsp; &nbsp; A meeting of the shareholders of the above &nbsp; company was held at the Black Swan on Monday night. Mr James Curran occupied the chair. The secretary, Mr H. E. Laslett, reported that since the the previous meeting he had obtained one month's exemption owing to scarcity of water &c. As it will expire on March 3 it was advisable to man the leease at once, especially as the surface indi- cations were splendid and the Kingsley Hall lode within 300ft of the boundary. On the motion of Mr E. A. Carr it was decided to put on labor at once, and Mr Chaffers was appointed manager of the claim. Mr R. Doherty moved, and it was decided, "That &nbsp; a call of 10s per share be made, payable on March 2; unless the calls be paid, the shares to be forfeited." On the motion of Mr Bell the secretary was instructed to send water, &nbsp; tools, &c. to the mine so as to ensure an early start on ...
Kalgoorlie Fire Brigade. A NEW COMMITTEE ELECTED. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
Kalgoorlie Fire Brigade. A NEW COMMITTEE ELECTED. A meeting for the purpose of electing a new committee and to discuss the establish- ment of the fire brigade at an early date, was held at the Australia Hotel on Wednesday night. About 20 persons were present. An &nbsp; apology was received from the Mayor, the convener of the meeting. Cr. Nethercott was voted to the chair and explained the necessity for calling the meet- ing. A committee was formed previously but it had done nothing, and fresh blood was necessary. Mr Fitzgerald said that it would be best for the Municipal Council to have control of the brigade, assisted by some outside persons. He moved to that effect. The resolution was seconded and was supported by Mr Sheard. Mr Thorn differed from Mr Fitzgerald's remarks. He came from Ballarat and the Town Council there was a regular handicap to the brigades. Mr Laslett moved that a committee of 20 be appointed in the room for the purpose of forming a volunteer fire brigad...
Telegraphic. PERTH, February 19. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
Telegraphic. PERTH, February 19. A small boat named the Seagull capsized at the Fremantle South Breakwater. It appears that two boys named Horace Mews and William Hardman were sailing in the boat. They were returning from the s.s. Gulf of Bothnia. The weather was gusty and unreliable. When the boat was coming near the jetty under a single reefed sail, a sudden puff struck her full and turned her over. The two lads were thrown into the water, and had much difficulty in disentangl ing themselves from the submerged rigging of the boat. The lads, both of whom were able to swim, struck out for the breakwater, which they reached safely. The adjourned inquest on the body of the man Savage, who was found dead in the Fremantle lock-up early on Sunday morning, was continued to-day. Medical testimony was given which showed that death was caused by a fracture of the skull, evidently received by a fall the deceased had met i ith outside the Victoria hotel. The evi dence of those in the bat at th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
STAMP DUTY CHARGEABLE ON ALL TRANSFERS UNDER THE GOLD MINES. REGULATIONS. &nbsp; DEPARTMENT OF MINES. &nbsp; Perth, Febrary 3, 1896. On and After this Date the Stamp Duty Chargeable on All Transfers under the Gold Mining Regulations will read as follows : For Every £5 and also for Every Fractional Part of £5 of the &nbsp; Amount or Value of the Con- 6d. sideration ... ... ... &nbsp; &nbsp; For Every Nominal Consideration 10s E. H. WITTENOOM. Minister for Mines. ROBERT PARK &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; SHAREBROKER. Member Stock Exchange, Melbourne West Australian stocks a specialty. All telegrams receive prompt attention. STOCK EXCHANGE BUILDINGS, MELBOURNE. T. F. DECOURCY BROWNE Late Deputy-Chairman of the Min- ing Board of New Soutth Wales ; Ex-Member of Local Mining Court, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland; Ex-Min- ing Delegate, British Columbia. Author of "The Miners' Handy Book," " Mining Leaseholders' Guide," and "M...
Kalgoorlie Police Court. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19. (Before Mr. L. R. Davis, R.M.) [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
Kalgoorlie Police Court. WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 19. (Before Mr. L. R. Davis, R.M.) Arthur Granville Adams was charged with being drunk in Hannan-street on the even- ing of 18th February. Accused pleaded not guilty. Constable Reynolds deposed that at 10.15 on the evening of the 18th instant he found the accused in a drunken condition in Hannan-street. He was interfering with people outside the Exchange Hotel. Witness arrestel him and conveyed him to the police station. Corporal Bonnor said that accused was drunk when he arrived at the station. Had seen him earlier in the evening, when he threatened to report witness to the Commis- sioner of Police for not having discovered what had become of a buggy and pair of horses which he alleged he had lost. The accused called Henry R. Davies, who deposed that Adams was in his office tran- sacting business between the hours of 8 and 9.30 on the evening in question. They then proceeded to the Exchange Hotel, where witness stayed till 10 o'clock. Ad...
A GUN ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 27 February 1896
A GUN ACCIDENT.' Mr Russell lI'Cabe, `son of Mr F. P. M'Cabe, J.P., of Russell Vale, Bel lambi, and brother of Major M'Cabe, was found dead on Friday, about 800 yards from his residence by his two brothers. A revolver was lying beside the deceased, who had been maizagim? the estate for his father. He was last seen alive about an 'hour before the dis covery was made, and lie iwas then in his usual good health aid spirits&.(: This circumstance, coupled with the fact that he had been, shooting flying foxes, that the top rail of the fence near where the body was found had.. given wTay, and that the occurrence happened on :the side of a steep hill where the grass is very slippery, 1oinht with certainty to the conclusion, that lthe ::'evolver was accide?tally -discharged while the de ceased'was getting over the fence. An inquest wais held at Bellaubi on Satnr day, when a verdict of accidental death was returned.
ALLEGED THEFT OF SPECIMENS. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 5 March 1896
ALLEGED THEFT OF SPECIMENS. Three men named William Berry man, John O'Connor, and Hugh Pen ning.were.brought before the Resideint Magistrate to-day, 'charged with steal ing specimens from Bayley's No., 1 South to the aggregate value of £15 5s. On the application of the police the case was remanded till:Thiiurday. From what can be ascertained it' appears that the suspicion df the authorities at Bayley's 'No. 1 South had been aroused for some time past, with the result that Jast night In spector McKenna and two ebnstabies went out to the mine, and all, the mien employed on the shift wi?ih' comes up at midnight were searched, the coipse-' quence being that the three accused were arrested. . .'The .:quartz which is alleged, to have been., sitien is thickly studded with, coarse. gold; the specimens being v?ery fine.. t is also alleged that some of these were concealed in a billyan, ,while, others were hidden within their shirts.
Black Flag. February 25. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 5 March 1896
Black Flag. (BY OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) February 25. Since penning my last, beautiful anid cool weather has prevailed more like tinter than summer. It is with regret I have to report the death of Mr E. Tucker, whilst being conveyed to Coolgardie on the 20th inst. The deceased who had only arrived from Victoria about two months ago was eingaged as fitter at the Proprietary Mine. He leaves a wife and children to mourn his loss. A meeting was held on gaturday night last to consider whether siorts' would be held on St. Patrick's Day or Easter Monday. It was decided by a large majority to hold the sports on the 17th March, and a committee was formed to draw up aprogramme. A report was current in town on Saturday last that a small alluvial rush had broken outl about three miles from here. A number of men went out to look for it but could not find it. I believe the report is without foundation. There is very little to report in the mining line, except that all the mines around here are bei...
THE RUST SHOOTING CASE. COOLGARDIE, February 27. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 5 March 1896
THE RUST SHOOTING CASE. (Prom Our Own Correspondent.) (BY TELEGRAPH.) COOLGARDIE, February 27. Ulrich Rust was put forward before Mr Finnerty, R.M., at the Police Court this morning on a charge of having on 30th January feloniously caused certain grievous bodily harm to Maria Rust with intent to murder her. The accused, who is an elderly man, was accommodated with a seat in the dock. He looked very ill, and his head was enclosed in bandages. When he heard the charge recited by the Magistrate he bowed his head on his hands and leaned on the rail of the dock. Mr J. T. Shaw appeared for the accused, and the prosecution was conducted by Sergeant Selluinger. The Court wAs crowded. Maria Rust, wife of the accused, was first called. She was allowed to sit while giving her evidence, and looked very ill. She stated she. had been married 34 years, and lived fairly happily with her husband. They resided in Lindsay-street, Coolgardie. On the morning of January 80 the accused blamed her for havi...
The Transfer Regulation. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 5 March 1896
The Transfei i Regulation., FROM the commencement of the agita.t tion against the interpretation placed on Clause 11 by the Departmeit of Mines, we advocated that if representations to the authorities by letters and petitions failed to set matters right, a deputation -representative of all the goldfields- should be sent to Perth 'to ask that the' clause be interpreted in accordance witlh its literal meaning. The vari6us centres have been rather slow about appointing delegates, but it is better to act late than never 'in, the matter, 'and at' last steps are being taken with a view of arranging for tile 'dispatch of the deputation. Coolgardie and one or two other centres have selected re presentatives to compose the deputation, and in Kalgoorlie the committee have made a very wise chice.' Mr John Wilson, the Mayor, has been appointed to represent the Council and town of Kalgoorlie ; Captain Oats will represent the mining community; Mr Cassidy the business community ; and Mr Pil kinlgt...
TYPHOID EPIDEMIC. HOSPITALS OVERCROWDED. MELBOURNE February 28. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 5 March 1896
TYPHOID EPIDEMIC. HOSPITALS OVERCROWDED. MELBOUn?E February 28. Typhoid fever continues to be pre violent. The accommodation at the hospital is not equal to the demand. In the Melbourne Hospital there are 69 cases. Through the insufficient accom modation a dozen cases were refused admission during the past few days. There are 34 typhoid patients in the Prince Alfred Hospital. Half a dozen cases were refused admission there dur ing the past week. Two new wings to the hospital will be opened next week for the reception of typhoid patients. At the Homoeophatic Hospital there are at present 30 cases. A number of patients have also been refused admis sion. SYDNEY, February 28. Typhoid fever is very prevalent in Sydneyland the suburbs, and in many of the country towns of New South Wales.
The Government's Opponents. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 5 March 1896
The Government's Oppc nents. ONE of the most frequent objections raised to the present Government by their opponents on the' fields is tha:t they are working iun the interests of Perth, to the injury:of, the fields. Wei are told of many instances where the; Government are said tb have encouraged centralisation, the hearing. of which would lead a stranger, unacquainted .with the facts, to suppose that in all their sAtibns the` Government were ani-i mated solely by a desire to advance the welfare of the metropolis. If this con tention be correct many of the citizens! of Perth are guilty of a failure to appe-i ciate the intentions of, the Ministry. Theo have either left, tiemselves- openi 'to te charge of base ingratitude, or, as is most likely, they disbelieve that the Government are as favorably disposed towards Perth as some of the goldfields' residents believe. At what is describedf as "a large gathering of citizens," in the Perth Town Hall, this week, the Govermiuei 'were denounce...