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ELECTION CAMPAIGN. MR. WALTER KINGSMILL. B.A. AT MARBLE BAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
ELECTION CAMPAIGN. MR. WALTER KINGSMILL. B.A. AT MARBLE BAR. On Saturday night last, Mr. Walter Kingstaill again addressed the electors at Marble Bar, and though the contest has now heen decided, we print a portion of the sp**ech, inasmuch as it will serve to clear away any misapprehensions that may perhaps linger in the minds of those who have heard only one version of cer tain circumstances connected with Mr. Kingsmili's career on this goldfield. Mr. W. E. F. l)e Lacey occupied the chair, and there, was a large attendance. Mr. Kingsmill said he was not in favour of the present system of party government, l»ut. he did not see how any change could la; made in a day. lie did not believe in being at the heck and call of any man, and w ould prefer to think and act always for himself. How often did it happen that the man who was pledged to a party — who was delivered over to that party—voted against his real principles and against the interests of liis constituents. He did not wish to d...
GENERAL. PERTH, May 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
GENEBAL. Perth, May 9 A man, supposed to lie named Jas. Kelly, fell into the Swan River at Guildford yesterday afternoon, and was drowned. A fire occurred oti the premises of Mr. Burgess, general merchant, Fre uiantle, yesterday, resulting in damage to the amount of .£700. Mr. G. Harper, M.L. A., was offered the portfolio of Minister of Education, hut declined the offer, which was then made Mr. H B. Lefroy, who accepted it. Mr. Harper will he nominated hy the Government as Chairman of Com mittees when Parliament again meets. A man named O'Flaherty was ruu over and killed liy the Coolgardie ex press yesterday, just outside Kortli Fre inantle station. May 12. The Government has promised £2,000 towards the carrying out of a twodays' programme for Perth in connection with the diamond jubilee.
THE JUBILEE CELERATIONS. PERTH, May 13. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
THE JUBILEE CELERATIOXS. Perth. May 13. } A meeting of citizens w«s held today to consider the best means of celebrating the Diamond Jubilee. It was decided to entertain the city children at a f£fe, and give each child a medal. The meeting approved of a scheme for erecting a statue of the Queen. The City Council expressed its willingness to pay one quarter of the cost, and approval was also given for (lie formation of a fund for the erection of a Convalescent Hospital. May 14. The Jubilee Celebration Committee, in Perth, yesterday decided that a per manent memorial should take the form cf an industrial school building for the blind.
THE COOLGARDIE MURDER. MAGISTERIAL ENQUIRY. CONNOLLY AND REID COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. COOLGARDIE, May 11. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
THE COOLGAUDIE MCHIDEIL MAGISTERIAL ENQUIRV. CONNOLLY AND REID COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. Coolgardir, May 11. The adjourned inquest on the body of Mary June Wayne, the victim of the 90 Mile tragedy, war resumed today. Only two of the jurymen turned up at the appointed hour, and tlu-se stated the missing men had proceeded to Adelaide. The court formally opened, and the coroner inflicted a fine of 40s. upon the jurymen who al«8ented themselves, and the inquest was then adjourned. On the same day, having all the witmsses together, Inspector McKenua decided to proceed against Jas. Connolly and Robert Reid for the murder of Mary Jane Wayne. Mr. Finnerty, R.M., I was on the lieuch, and the court was j crowded. Inspector McKenna prose- I cuted, and Mr. Vyner defended the accused. When the prisoners came into the dock they presented a different appear ance to when brought into Coolgardie j from the 45-Mile, as the dust then con-; cealed their features. Connolly is a tall, ; good-looking, dark you...
INTER-PROVINCIAL. [BY TELEGRAPH.] BOUND FOR LONDON. PROMINENT AUSTRALIANS EN ROUTE. ALBANY, May 9. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
INTER-PROVINCIAL. [bt telegeaph.] BOUND FOR LONDON. PROMINENT AUSTRALIANS EN ROUTE. Albany. May 9. Sir John and Lady Forrest, with Bishop Riley, arrived hv special train at 12.20 p.m. yesterday, and were met hy , the mayor and Mr. Loftic, G.R., and Mr. A. G. Hassell, M.L.A. They were taken to the mail steamer hy special launch, accompanied hy a number of prominent townspeople, and, on the de parture of the vessel, three cheers were heartily given for the Premier, and one more for Lady Forrest. Among the passengers from the Eastern colonies, hound for London.) aboard the R.M.S. Rome, were Sir ! E. N. Braddon (Premier of Tasmania) and the Bishop of Goulbourn.
THE ELECTION. THE RESULT OF THE POLL. MR. KINGS MILL RETURNED. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
THE ELECTION. THE RESULT OF THE POLL. MB. KINGS MILL RETURNED. The result of the poll taken for the election of a member to serve in the Legislative Assembly 011 behalf of Fil barra District was declared yesterday morning, the figures being : I Walter Kings mill ... 110 E. F. Edgcunibe 50 Informal ... ... 3 Total 163 The polling at the various polling places being as under : MarMe Bar ... 56 Nullagino ... ... 52 Bamboo Creek ... ... 36 Western Shaw ... ... 19 Total ... ... 163 After the fact had been announced of Mr. Walter Kingsnuil s return, great enthusiasm was manifested by those present, three cheers being given for the successful candidate. Mr. Kingsmill briefly thanked the electors-for their support, and moved a vote of thanks to the Returning Officer, Mr. Axel Ostlund, R.M. This was endoised, seconded, and carried with three ringing cheers, and the gathering dispersed.
PILBARRA ROADS BOARD [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
PILBARRA ROADS BOARD A meeting of tli" Pilbarra Roads Board was held at Tatteisails Rooms on Wed nesday last, there b>iug present : Dr. H. W. Nix (chairman), and Messrs. A- E, Elliott, A. Rover, and W. H. Ooop.r. j Various correspondence, as well as the minutes of the previous meeting, were read and confirmed. j Accounts amounting to £58 12s 5d ( were passed for payment. Orders j totalling £32 8s 3d, drawn by Messrs. : Barnes and Lissitnan, who are attending to the work necessary on the road be-' i tween Wtstern Shaw and Woodstock, were also satisfied. The question of the proposed deviation from Just-in-T line to j North Sliavv, and thence to Black Range, then came on for consideration. Dr. j Nix stated, when in Perth he had inter viewed the. Postmaster-General, who | promised him that so soon us a suitable i load were found the mail coach would I Call at North fehaw. He, however, S thought a better track could l>e secured from the latter place to Weste.n Slvaw than the one no...
TASMANIA. HOBART, May 11. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
TASMANIA. Hobart, May II. It lias bpen decided that in the jubilee procession the Imperial pen sioners uud discharged soldiers and sailors who have served in Her Majesty's forces shall have a prominent position. Mr. Orr Knox, one of the directors of the Mount Lyell Co., says he is cer tain the dividend next month will not be more than Is. 6d. per share.
MINING. PILBARRA GOLDFIELD. MARBLE BAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
MINING, P1LBAIUIA GOLDITELD. MARBLE BAR. Johnson, Anderson, and party are testing a piece of ground some six miles east from Sandy, Creek, a shaft having already been put down some 40 feet. A crushing lately treated at the "Stray Shot hattery of 50i. tons brought in from Wvmsin's Find, gave the splendid result of 307ozs 15Jwts llgrs, or about 6ozs 2dwts per ton. A further parcel of 15 tons is to be broughtto Marble Bar for treatment from Partington's conglomerate claim, and the carting of this will be commenced on Monday next. The lode on this pro perty is now 5ft. in width, gold being i isible throughout. From appearances, the result of the coming crushing should O © 03 satisfactory to holders. We Itelicve Mr. J, S. Stretton," of Yandicoogina, proposes bringing a trial crushing to Marble Bar from that place for treatment shortly. If accounts Im correct, the return therefrom should ho something large.
NORTH SHAW. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
KO&TIl SHAW. Mr. C Quinn's No. 1 West Eldorado is now under exemption, which, however, will soon expire. There are now 100 tons at grass, and as soon as the Cre inornc battery is available this will be crushed. The holder, in the past, has experienced great difficulty in getting the stone treatid, ibis being the principal reason For the exemption. Three shafts have been put down, the deepest being 40ft, with which another, 35ft from the surface, has been connected. Some 250 feet away from these there is another shaft, now down 20ft, in which o reef has been struck carry Lug rich gold. About 65ft of driv&lt;-s have also lieen put in, arid much minor work carried out in the direction of opening up the property. Apart from the lodes now being worked, there are two other lir.es of reef, each carrying payable gold, but these, so far, have not been thoroughly explored. Mr. Quinn i xpecls to get a crushing through in a month's time, or probably before that. Twenty tons are ...
EARTHQUAKE SHOCK. May 9 [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
EARTHQUAKE SHOCK. May 9 I An earthquake shock, lasting a'Kjut : | thirty seconds, was felt throughout South Australia yesterday In Adelaide some of the largest buildings were seen to shake, and people were in wild alarm, and rushed into the streets. The shock was most severely Mt on the south coast, and at Port McDonnell, about 22 miles from Mt. Gambler, the buildings at both places being considerably damaged, whilst at Beachport the post otficc was w recked. At Kingston tlic j shock lasted two mintes, and eight ] others were experiencid. during the! same afternoon. The tremors extended I to the Western districts of Victoria, I where several buildings crocked and were otherwise injured. J
NULLAGINE. NULLAGINE, May 10. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
NULLAGIXE. (ruoir QUE OWK cobhesposdekt). Ngixar'htr, May 10. The Nullagine Syndicate's battery has •been pretty busy during the lost fort night, and crushings from Barney's Hill, Fiyim and Whitney's Reward Claim, and Heffernan's Protection Area have been put through. The Barney's Hill conglomerate, went close on 30dwts, twd lots of 47 and 33 tons respectively being treated. Flyiin and Whitney's Reward crashed a trial parcel of 20 tons for nearly 2or per ton. This property is proving to be a good show, us the reef is large and well defined. A trial crashing from Hefferuan's Aiea of six tons was also submitt&lt;*d to the stampers, and realised 30dwts, which is considered very satisfactory, as i a large quantity of stone is easily and J quickly obtained. A'-rich neef. showing gold freely, is reported to have l>een found close to the i Reward Claim on thcCajehut Creek. I Recent developments in the drive on I the 65-ft level in the Great Eastern have proved highly satisfactor...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, May 8. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Adklaidk, May 6. Alexander Graham Johnston, formerly id chnr«»e of the Fixinantle branch of the Adelaide Steamship Co.. committed suicide at Adelaide yesterday, by shoot ing himself with n revolver. Typhoid | fever, coutracti-d in Fremantle, had affected Johrston's tuiiid. The funeral j t«»ok place to day, and was largely attended hy meinWrs of the stuffs the Adelaide Steamship Co. aud others, j Wreaths were sent hy the Meltxmrne. Sydney, Ficmantle, and local officers. May 11. The Premier of Ifew South Wales, Mrs. Reid, and daughter arrived by the Melbourne express this morning, en route for England. They were met at the station by the acting Premier, Mr. Holder, and entertained at luncheon at Parliament House by the Ministry They leave by the K.M.S. Orizaba to-morrow. Jockey Hussy, who was riding the mare Regent iu the first hurdle race at Morphetvilleon Saturday last when Bhe fell at the last jump, died in the hospital this afternoon.
THE RECENT ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
THE RECENT ELECTIONS. T«e ForreBt Govemmfnt went cmiiitry SoinB before the expiration of tho period for which the last Parliament was elec ted, and a new House haa now been chosen in which, uccuidiug to oar telegraphic advices, there are 29 Ministerialists, 9 Opposition mem bers, and, including Llie new repre sentative f&lt;n- Pi Ibarra District, \> Independents. Tht most significant f let about thene figures, is the crush ing defeat, almost approaching anui* filiation, they prove the Opposition to have sustained. Mr. S. JJ. Parker who had picked himself out as the future leader of that party was rejected by the suffragees of Perth iu favor of Mr. Lyall Hall, who, though known in metropolitan municipal circles as a conscientious councillor, had not plaj-ed auy pro minent part in the political arena. This, in itself, is almost sufficient to show that the would-be Opposition was nut regarded as oue likely to be of much service iu the new Par liament, but ratheras oue compri...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
THE Nor*-West Steam Lighter Co., LIMITED. Coscack to Condon and Intermediate Forts. THE S.S. CROYDON (Capt. F- Fkikck) WILL make regular trips from COS SACK to GONDOX and rice versa, calling at all INTERMEDIATE FORTS as inducement offers. First-class accommodation for passengers For freight or passage, apply to GALBHAXTH & CO., Agents, Cossack, or TRAINE & RAYNE15, Condon Agents. Jubilee Hotel, ROEBOURNE. H. OSBORN Proprietor, None bnt the best Wines, Beers, Spirits, and Cordials kept. A well-lighted Billiard Table. Loose Boxes for Racehorses. Careful and artentire Ostlers. 5 Leap Year Ixm. Charles Bassett, Proprietor. aOOD Accommodation for all classes of Visitors. Single Bed Booms. Ftrlonrand Bedrooms for families. Good Table kept Only the Best Brands of Wines, Beers and Spirits kept in stock. BASSETT BROS., Contractors for the Bamboo Creek—Marble ■ Bar, Marble Bar-Condon, and Condon Boebournr, and also the Roebourne Fortesene Mail Services. Ttie Mail Coach leaves ...
DISTRICT NEWS. BAMBOO CREEK. BAMBOO CREEK May 17. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
DISTRICT NEWS. BAMBOO CREEK. Bamboo Obejkk Slav 17. A meeting of the Bamboo Creek ! Roads Board was held at the hoard's : office on May 1-4. There were present: Messrs. «J. M. Rou use veil (chairman), A. | E. Gardner, H. 0. Coppin, W. Cum-j miiigs, uud A. E..A. Haste (secretary), j Miusrs. Coppin & Sons' offer to repair ! the road at Coppin's surface for the sum of £10 was accepted. Outstanding ; accounts to the value of .£39 lis. were passed lor payment; also wages to end ! of week (May 15) to the amount of; £146 16s. 8d. Four men are now cm- \ ployed repairing the road down the creek towards Mucean. it being thought O O by earners that, by the 'expenditure of a few pounds, this rand could be made sufficiently good to allow teams to reach ' Bamboo, instead of having to come via Kitty's Gap. A meeting of the stewards of the local race vlub was held on Monday night, the 10th instl, when there won- present: Messrs. W. Cuminings (in the chair), G. McDonald, T. Cuglev, T, Clarks...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 21 May 1897
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Return op Dr. Nix.—On Friday List, Dr. H. \V. Nix. local Government Resident Mi-dical Officer, returned to Marble Bar after an absence of some three mouths, during which time fie has paid a visit to the faraway metropolis Whilst in Perth, the Doctor seized every opportunity of advocating tin*, claims of this district to further recognition liy the various heads of departments in the tualter8of providing telegraph facilities for the Shaw district, improved mail services, additional grants for the local miners' institute, and the allotment of sums to t!»e Bamlioo Creek and N ulla gioe Progress Associations for sanitary improvements at those places, but resi-! deuts will have gleaned an idea as to the imnefits accruing PiK»arro Goldtiddfrcui his timely trip below, from fclie reports we have published in recent issues. Dr. K. JT. Dawson, .who has i»&lt;4m acting as loqum... teuepv returns shortly to Tunibourrali. Cricket.—The local club has at last * lieen reg...