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IMPROVEMENTS AT LONGREACH. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 15 March 1892
IMPROVEMENTS AT LONGREACH. Lonriieach lias wonderfully improved since wo saw it a month ago. Starting at the rail way gates we observed Mr. J. Ahem is com pleting his fine large hotel; his parlors fitted with entirely new furniture, and the linoleums for the floors have arrived. The roof is ceiled with spotted pine, and fretwork ventilators provide plenty of fresli air. Advancing up the street is i\n allotment upon which Mr. G. A. Henderson proposes erecting a row of shops; next to this is the foundry and blacksmith's shop of Mr. W. I'ield, fust advancing towards completion. A four h.p. engine is on the ground for working the Iluffalo blowers; Mr. field intends making a big thing of his works. At the head of the street Miss Affoo contem plates extending her wide balcony the full length of the allotment. Opposite, Mr. Cannon is thinking of making the "Commercial" a two-storied lions". I he studding, etc., being originally of sufficient strength ta"Vnablo this being done should it be ...
AN EXTENSION OF LONGREACH RESERVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 15 March 1892
AN EXTENSION OK LONG REACH RESERVE. WE are pleased to learn that our remarks of a few issues back regarding the inadequate net-s of the Lonpreacli reserve have borne fruit. Last week Mr. T. L. Forbes, of the Welcome Home Hotel, called a meeting of carriers, when the question of an increased area of country for a town reserve was discussed at length, It will be remembered that the Government were willing to increase the area of tlie reserve only on the. condition that the Aramac Divisional Hoard paid the cost of improvements on the re sumed land, consisting mainly of fencing, and which amounted to £375. This the Hoard re fused to do. Upon the appearance of our para graph carriers especially saw the force of the arguments tlien used, "and the meeting was held last week as stated. AB a result of the meeting the following )>etition was gent to the Hoard last Thursday, signed by thirty-six hona fuh carriers and all the business people of Longreach :-" To the Chairman of the Aramac Div...
JKRICHO PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 15 March 1892
JKRICHO PROGRESS ASSOCIATION. j Omi correspondent writes on March 12:- ; The Jericho Progress Association which litis been lying dormant for some time, has again come to life, a few new members having en- j tared its ranke. I trust that their efforts to secure one or two badly-needed wants and re-1 forms will meet with success. The position , this place occupies on the Central line being almost totally ignored by the various depart,- | inents, especially the Railway Commissioner?, the quantity of wool despatched from here being only lieaton by Rarcaldine, and I think we can rank next with goods traffic, and yet we are without a Money Order Office. Court of Petty Sessions, telegraph communication between here and lllarknll usually occupies about two days, the only satisfaction to be had being that railway business must not. be neg lected, and all public work must take a back seat whilst a rush is on with railway tele grams. I sincerely trust that the efforts of the Progress Associati...
MARATHON PASTORAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 15 March 1892
MARATHON PASTORAL SOCIETY. Oue Aramac correspondent reports; - A mooting of the Marathon District Pastoral and Agricultural Society was held on the 12th inst. The President,, Mr. E. R. Edkins, of Mount Cornish, in tho chair. Messrs. W. St. John Harding, S. P. Fraser,.!. S. Henderson, and W. H. Looker being the other gentlemen present. It was decided to request Mr. Coleman, of W'olfang, to officiate as judge in the sheep sec tion .it the Society's show to be held on tho 24th May next at Muttaburra, and the Secre tary was instructed to communicate with him to this effect, also to write to Mr. Coldham and request him to give Mr. Coleman permis sion to act. It was also decided to request Mr. J. M. Niall to act as judge in the blood horse section. The Chairman informed the meeting that in all probability Mr. liailgery. of Messrs. Pitt, Son, & Hadgery, of Sydney. would act as judge in the cattle section. Tfie Coreeiia Pas toral Company promised a special prize, value £5 5s., for t...
ST. PATRICK'S DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 15 March 1892
ST. PATIUCK'S DAY. THE members of St. Francis' Branch of the H.A.C.H.S. will hold a day's sports at Fairfield on Thursday next. The members will leave tlip church at 10 o'clock and, beaded by the Oddfellows' Band, will parade the streets of the town. The magnificent banner of the Society will be used on the occasion, and re presentatives of Foresters and Oddfellows will also join in the procession, as evidence of the good feeling which should exist among mem bers of kindred societies. Sports will be held during; the day, and the band will perform f ho following programme at intervals: I. OVEBTUHK-"Sunset" ... ... Will Chandler 2. QUICK MABCU-" St. Patrick's Day" ... Walter 3. QUADMLLES-" Oddfellows" ... Will Chandler 4. BONO-" Killarney" ... ... M.W.llalfe 5. QUICK MARCH-" Minetre] Boy" Thos. Moore 6. ScHOTTisniin-" The Mayflower" W. Mtlltm 7. OVEBTUBE-" Queensland" ... Win Chandler 8. QUICK SIABCII-" Yes, let me like a soldier fall" 'J\ Wadson 9. WALTZ-" A Garden of Memories" May O...
CHURCH OF ENGLAND AT LONGREACH. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 15 March 1892
CHURCH OF ENGLAND AT LONGREACH. Coadjutor Misnop Dawes nas visirea tne iar Western district, holding services whenever opportunity offered. On Sunday liis Lordsliip conducted matins and evensong at Longrcacli, Mr. Field lending his fine new hall for the occasion. The attendance at the ffcoming ser vice was small, but in the evening the build ing was well filled, and the service was of the heartiest description. Mr. 0. J. James, of Borcaldine, presided at the piano, which was kindly lent by. Mr. T. L. Forties, while special musical aid was rendered by the Misses Affoo, and Messrs. G. Cooke and J. Howard, of Bar caldino. The Bishop preachod a magnificent Bermon, during which ho said ho waeetruck with the large number of men comprising his congregation. He found men as a rule were very careless as to their spiritual welfare, and his oongrogations consisted chiefly of women and children; but at Longreach no could not help remarking that nearly the whole of his congregation wero men. lie...
FURTHER RAILWAY ARRANGEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 15 March 1892
FURTHER RAILWAY ARRANGEMENTS. ALTHOUGH the general public seemed to ue satisfied with (he arrangements made by tin* Traffic Manager for the runtiing of the western mail trains, the times were considered incon venient by the Clermont and Springsure people, so that some alterations have been made, which affect the whole line. The new time table came into operation on Sunday last. The mail train leaves Longreach at 10)45 a.m. on Sun days and Thursdays, reaching Uarcaldine at about 1.30 p.m., iu time, for lunch, and reach ing Rockhampton next morning at 6.10 a.m., instead of 7.15 a.m. The up trains will leave Rockhampton at 10 p.m. on Fridays and Mon days, reaching Uarcaldine at 2 p.m. next day, and Longreach at 5 p.m., so that passengers by both up and down trains will take the mid day meal at Uarcaldine. To meet the mail, trains will leave Clermont on Sundays and Thursdays at 6.30 p.m., reaching Emerald at 10.30 p.m. From Springsure a passenger train will run on Thursdays at 7.30 p.m....
THE IRONY OF FATE. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 15 March 1892
THE IRONY OF FATE. A T M 1 WKa A.J.m., L.ongrcacn, wriresme gionous victory that has been achieved by the Labor rarty'iii the liarcoo electorate, may be recog nised as the first trumpet blast. that will herald the overt lirow of the monopolistic jerieho; a victory tlip more pronounced when we consider the hundreds of names ruthlessly struck off the rolls. A few months back a prisoner in chains standing in the felon's dock; to-day the hon. member for the Barcoo. Truly, such is the irony of fate, another blast struck against our monstrous system ; another step towards social reform. How will it all end. Many are asking the question, but no voice comes'from the silence of the eternity. Are the others so utterly lost in their feverish race of wealth that they cannot hear the cries of the multi tude, would they blindly obstruct a move ment whose force they cannot analyse, whose depths they cannot gauge. Who is flic modern Canute among them who will stand on the political chores, and comm...
RETIREMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 15 March 1892
RETIREMENT. Mr. F. LINTHWAITE, who has for over 26 years been in the employment of the Queens- land Railway Department as locomotive fitter, and afterwards as superintendent of the loco motive branch on the Central Railway, is about to retire upon his pension, and his suc cessor will relieve him of his duties at once. Mr. King, who has been locomotive superin tendent at Townsville for some years, will succeed Mr. Linthwaite. The old gentleman has something beyond his pension to retire upon, as he possesses house property at Emu Park and elsewhere.
THE UNEMPLOYED. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 22 March 1892
THE UNEMPLOYED. THE number ot unemployed laborers in tins part of the country is steadily on the increase. The reason for this state of affairs is due in a great measure to the strike of last year, which delayed shearing at the early Blieds for three or four months, and consequently has shut all the sheds this year until the same period. No improvements beyond what are actually necessary ure being undertaken by the pastor alists, and that there is no doubt that the work available is not half sufficient for the number of men who are roaming about professing to look for work. The applications for assistance in liarcaldine township are very numerous, and several men have applied to the police magistrate for rations. Some of the men are assuming a rather determined attitude in this matter, and yesterday one man informed the |K>Iice magistrate that if the Government would not provide him with rations lie did not intend to starve, and lie would do something even if he had to go to gaol...
BLACKALL, ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 22 March 1892
BLACKALL, ITEMS. THE Imhpcndmt says;-Ophthalmia is very prevalent in town and over forty children are kept from attending the Jllackal'l State School on account of their suffering from bail eyes. The monthly meeting of tho Karcoolnali Divisional Hoard for April will be held ou the 4th of that month. The seats of any members of suh-division No. 1, who fail to attend, will be declared vacant. The Hoard notify that legal proceedings will be taken for the recovery of all rates in arrears iu fourteen days from date.-There are a large number of unemployed in the Barcoo district, and private charity is taxed to its utmost limit to meet the demands made on it. There are more men now travel ling about the country seeking work than have ever been knowe previously. There are a very largjo number of both indoor and outdoor patients being treated at the local hospital. Mr. E. A. Crompton, accountant at the Queensland National Hank at Iliackall, has left that branch. Trior to leaving lie was pre ...
DEATHS BY DROWNING. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 22 March 1892
DEATHS »Y DROWMXG. IT is announced that Mr. J. H. Knijjlit, who was formerly manager of Lome station, was accidentally drowned in the Gijipsland Lakes, near JSarnsdale, on the 22nd February last. Mr. Knight was for sonic years on Lome, and was a great favorite among the lllackall people, at whose social functions lie always made, a point to be present.-The death lias also oc curred of Mr. L. C. Williams, formerly man ager of Cork station, and a partner of Sir Thomas Mcllwraith. The deceased gentleman was staying at Hrown's ltiver, and went from his hotel to bathe on the 5th March. Some time afterwards his clothes were found 011 the rocks, and search being made the body was discovered in a deep bight between two rocks. It is surmised lie slipped from the rock, and while stunned by the fall was drowned. Mr. Williams was a frequent contributor to the Western Champion, and some of his articles 011 the experiences of the early settlers among the aboriginals in the old days arc now histor...
ILFRACOMBE ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 22 March 1892
ILFRAC0M1IE ITEMS. Om correspondent writing on March 19tlj Bays;-Very warm here and no signs of rain ; grass and water drying up vory fast. Isisford coach delayed here 24 l>ours waiting for south ern mail to arrive. Yesterday the first death in Ilfracombe occurred ; a man named r. Ryan dying from heat apoplexy. St. Patrick's flay passed ofl' pretty well considering the dull times. The residents contributed a few pounds and the afternoon passed off pleasantly in running, jumping, and throwing the weight As B(HIU as the weather gets cooler we will start a football club; a number of athletic young men are at present about here, lioth young and old seem to enjoy the pleasure of kicking the first football in Ilfracombe. The station buildings are getting on very fast, and our station master, Mr. Murray, will be glad when they arc finished.
THE GOODS TRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 22 March 1892
THE GOODS TRAIX. Orn corresjwndent at Longreacli writes: The arrival ol' tin: goods train at 11.25 p.m., or, more correctly stating, midnight, is causing serious inconvenience to the general public, and hardly any rest to the railway officials here. AH "t he hotels are closed long before the arrival of the train, and the unfortunate pas sengers have to hunt about to gain admittance into sonic of them; while tlie railway porters and station master are on daily from 5 a.111. to 1 a.m. the following morning in the getting away of the early train, attending to the load ing and unloading of goods during the day, and awaiting the late train. Surely the railway authorities could made arrangements so as to have the goods train arrive here by 10 or 10.30 ]>. m., and give the public who are travelling by it an opportunity of getting accommodation before the hotels are closed.
MUTTABURRA MEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 22 March 1892
I MUTTABUI1RA MEMS. I Och correspondent writing on March 18th sends us the following local gossip:-The weather lately has been very trying. Most people think it is more unbearable now than it was at the beginning of the summer.-There was rather an amusing scene in our local court last week between two gentlemen, and the P.M. was obliged to call them to order.-Mr. Atkinson had rather a misty fall a few days ago. A young horse came down with liini, and he had a narrow escape of being severely in jured.-Mr. Thornton has just passed through to Tower Hill.-Tim Rev. Mr. Brown, who lias just returned from a trip out west, was in for a day or two.-Mr. Green, of the Q. N. Bank, is expecting Mrs. Green and family up shortly.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 22 March 1892
Manic lottow. The Queensland National Bank, Limited. (Incorporated under the Companies Act of 1863.) Bankers to the Government of Queensland. Authorised Capital £2,000,000 Subscribed Capital £1,600,000 Paid-up Capital £800,000 Reserve Fund £485,000 Dikkctobs: Hon. F. H. HART, M.L.O., Chairman. HON. BOYD D. MOREHEAD, M.L.A. SIB ARTHUR H. PALMER, K.C.M.G., M.L.C. A. B. WEBSTEB, ESQ. AUDITORS : FRANCIS Q. SOUTHESDEN. E»q. WM. ROBERTSON STRONG, ESQ., C. A. SOLICITORS . HABT & FLOWER. Gknkrai, BIakaoer : EDWARD ROBERT DBURY, C.M.G. GENERAL MANAGER'S OFFICE. Secretary: D. Gko. STUART. Sub-Inspectors of Branches: F. J. O'Flvsn. Alm. STEUABT. Branch Accountant: O. H. Pt.itcuard. HEAD OFFICE BRISBANE. MANAGER : H. W. GLENNY. Accountant: JOHN BROWN. BRANCHES, LONDON" OFFICE: 29 Lombard-Street, E.C. Lor AT, Dibectors : E. K. DAWES. ESQ. VICAEY GIBBS, Esq. R. II. STEWAKT, Esq. C. E. BABNETT, ESQ. MANAcr.K: J. W. DICKINSON (acting). Bakkkv.s : THE BANK OF ENGLAND. THE CONSOLIDATED BANK. ...
B.O.B.B. BALL. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 22 March 1892
11.0.11. II. IIALL. THE members of the Oddfellows Ilnnd gave a very pleasnnt. danw in Ilanckc's Hall on the night of the raws, tho 18tli instant. About forty couple were present, and a most enjoy able ni"lit was spent. Tho band provided the music,'alternating with Mr. Will Chandler, bandmaster, on the piano. Light refreshments were provided, and all passed off as " merrily as a marriage bell." Several handsome cos tumes were worn, white and pink predominat ing. Tho belle was a young lady from Blackall, who wore tt handsome costumc representing "snow." Among tho married ladies one in daret silk, and a bride in blnck and pink at tracted most attention. It was announced that the Oddfellows' socials, which wero so successful last year would be commenced on Wednesday evening, tho 30th instant ; particulars respecting which will appear in nest issue.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 22 March 1892
Please Remember HILLIAN 1IOPKIIVS, Book seller & Stationer, IS now in EAST-Street, Rockhampton, at which address ho will ho pleased to see his conntiy customers when visiting town, or rcceivc orders by post for execution. School Books to suit new regulations now in stock, .supplied wholesale or retail, cq ISXSFORD UNION MARKET GARDEN CBA8. E. 8AYHEVX, Froprleter. CE.B.. wishes to anaouncc to tho inhabit* . ants of Isisford and the surrounding District that having started the above Garden, he is prepared to supply good vegetables at moderate prices. N.B.-Now a White Mnu has started, it's only fair to give him your patronage, 7 Auction 2Totice. WC. MABSHALIi, late .T. P. PETEB . fiOK, will bcII by 1'iihlic Auction on SATURDAY, March 20th, in McBridc's horse yards nt :t p.m.: 24 Head of Heavy Draught Colts and. Fillies, uU suitable for Carriers, from Collaroy Station. Also 15 Head of Superior Hooks and Buggy Horses-broken and unbroken. Notice to the Members of the Q.8. and **.L...
WINTON MAIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 22 March 1892
WINTOX MAIL. COIIB & Co. started the new lino of coaches between Longrcach and Winton last week, and Mr. Nicholson, the road manager, came into tlie terminus town on Sunday morning before the train started with the first mails. HE reports the road very good, but not well fur nished with water. It is anticipated there will be a largo passenger traffic between tlio two places as it makes a day's difference in the time between Winton and Hrisbane in favor of the Rockhampton as against the Townsvillc route.