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The Mine Latrines. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BARRIER MINER. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
The Mine Latrines. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BARRIER MINER. Sir,-Knowing how willing to aid the victims of "inert bloated capital" you are, let me suggest that the dry-earth system, with frequent removals, should be applied to cesspits in the mines. The men at present may become feverised and carry infection all over the city. One such case came under my notice this week. To neglect the mine latrines, and yet insist on small private pits being attended to, is like letting liquid run out of a cask at the bunghole, whilst care- &nbsp; fully turning off the tap. Verb, sap., Mr. Mayor and aldermen. &nbsp; I am, &c.. EASTER, NOT CHRISTMAS.
Hospital Items. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
Hospital Items. THIS morning there were 26 patients in the local hospital, the majority being suf- ferers from typhoid. Moat of these are, however, convalescent. Yesterday an old man named Henry Jones died of pneumonia. He had been an inmate about ten days, having been taken to the institution by the police, who had found him wandering about in a wretched condition. James Martin, an elderly man, 54 years of age, also died yesterday. He had only been in the hospital since Friday. The cause of his death was dysentery. Two sufferers were admitted yesterday. One is under treatment for phthisis and the other is a typhoid patient. The hospital secretary pro tem (Mr. T. Webb) acknowledges the receipt of the following subscriptions :-£5 5s. from the promoters of the Licensed Victual- lers race meeting, per Mr. S. I. Solomon; £1 1s. from Mr. James Swanston ; £1 1s. from Mr. Thomas Symons, per Mr. J. Kerin,.
The Junction North. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
The Junction North. A FEW weeks ago, in Sydney, Mr. W. Penglase successfully brought an action against the Broken Hill Junction North S.M. Company, which virtually ousted the latter from the property known as the Junction North. It is now learned that the company are taking leading counsel's opinion on the matter, and also purpose claiming £100,000 compensation from the Government for having wrongfully granted them a lease of the property.
A Little Too Soon. LOGAN AND DOWNIE'S LEASE. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
A Little Too Soon. LOGAN AND DOWNIE'S LEASE. FIREWOOD is scarce and dear in this neighborhood, but obliging souls are not lacking. Last night, at 11 o'clock, a large number of men could be seen carrying pieces of wood and proceeding towards the piece of land known as Logan and &nbsp; Downie's Brisbane Blocks lease. Here, like the four-and-twenty schoolboys, they ' ' drave the wickets in. " But it was not their purpose to engage in the national pastime by moonlight ; a more serious game was being played-that known as " pegging out." It had long been known that the intention of the Government was to resume the surface of this land and throw it open for settlement, so as to pro- vide for the expansion bf the town ; and twice previously it has been pegged out &nbsp; in allotments by smart folk, who were determined not to be a day behind the fair. But unfortunately for them, it is just as futile to be too soon as too late in the matter of pegging out. A rumor started yest...
Amongst the Mines. [BY OUR MINING REPORTER.] THE TREASURE. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
Amongst the Mines. [BY OUR MINING REPORTER.] &nbsp; THE TREASURE. THERE is nothing fresh of any note to report in connection with the Treasure mine. Things are being pushed along there very steadily, and no discoveries of a sensational character have been made recently. The ore raised is of a very high class, as is usual at this mine ; but there is no new departure of a nature worth chronicling. Most of the mines in the immediate neighborhood have either been suspended or abandoned alto- gether, the scarcity of water being the alleged reason. But I think scarcity of funds has a good deal to do with the non- continuation of work in most cases. Some of these claims look better than they ever did, and if they could have produced so good a show four years ago they would have commanded a fabulous price. At present they are going a-begging. THE TREASURE NORTH. At this mine work has been suspended for the present. I am not in a position to say whether the claim will be aban- doned ...
Silverton Hospital. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
Silverton Hospital. THE usual monthly meeting of the Sil- verton Hospital was held at DeBaun's Hotel on Friday evening. There were present the chairman (Mr. J. Saunders), Messrs. T. Powell, Hogg, McMahon, and Watts. The medical officer's report stated that in February 12 patients were admit- ted, 10 discharged, and there were 10 re- maining at the end of month. The report was received and adopted. The visiting committee reported everything to be in a satisfactory state. They also reported having purchased new mattresses in ac- cordance with a resolution passed at the last meeting. On the motion of Mr. Hogg, seconded by Mr. Powell, accounts for £65 6s. 2d. were passed for payment. After transacting other business of a rou- tine character, the meeting adjourned.
Athletic Sports. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
Athletic Sports. On Saturday afternoon a programme of athletic sports was carried through near Cameron's Hotel. The first event, a 120 yards handicap flat race, was won by J. Downie, with J. Brown second. The first prize was £2 and the second £1. Andy &nbsp; Bruce won the 30s prize for standing high jump, clearing 4ft 9in. J. Downie also appropriated the handicap hurdle race (first prize 30s, second 10s), J. Ryan being second. J. Considine took the prize for toss- ing the caber and putting the 56lb weight ; J. Brown landed first in 440 yards handi- cap flat race for 20s, and A. E. Mutlow took second place for 10s; and J. Ryan won the hop, step, and jump contest, &nbsp; prize 20s.
Good-bye to the Hill. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
Good-bye to the Hill. A VERY large number of persons left Broken Hill by the 12.30 train to Adelaide this morning. Amongst the number were Messrs. Fredericks, Gilmore, Gardner, Pope, and the other members of the Friedman Minstrel Company, who have completed their season at the Theatre Royal ; Messrs. Smethurst and Dunn, contractor and architect respectively of the Coffee Palace ; Messrs. Dan O'Connor, E. W. Aldridge, and many others.
Williams v. Robertson. WILLIAMS THE VICTOR. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
Williams v. Robertson. WILLIAMS THE VICTOR. THERE was not a large attendance at &nbsp; Hamilton's Hall on Saturday night, when and where Billy Williams undertook to knock out Robertson in eight rounds. As stated in Friday's MINER neither man, as they came on the stage, appeared to have been training much. This in Williams was, however, due to an exceedingly bad cold, which must have seriously interfered with him. Robertson was the lighter of the two men, turning the scale at 10st. 13lb., while Williams looked every ounce of his 11st. 9lb. Pre- vious to the principal engagement, Dow- nie put Conway down somewhat easily, although both men fought gamely enough. Then Robertson came on, quickly fol- &nbsp; &nbsp; lowed by Williams. Mr. A. G. Hales having been appointed referee, and other preliminaries having been satisfactorily arranged, the men came together for round 1. In this Williams forced the fighting. He led off for the body, and, after failing once or twi...
Revision Court. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
Revision Court. A REVISION COURT will be held at the police office, Silverton, at 11 a. m. on Friday, May 10, for the purpose of revising the electoral list for the Thack- aringa and Silverton portions of the Sturt electorate. A copy of the same can be seen at the Warden's Court, Silverton. All claims and objections must be lodged in writing with Mr. Saunders, C.P.S., Silverton, not later than April 14,1889.
Another Chance. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
Another Chance. THE wretched old man James Fahey, who has been before the police court more than once of late for protection, and who only a week ago incurred a grievous wound on the head by falling in the street while drunk, was again presented before the local bench this morning, having been drunk in a public place on Saturday. Mr. Gower, P.M., commented upon his shocking appearance, and fined him 10s or three days, adding that if he came up again on a similar charge he would be sent to the Wilcannia gaol for the usual term as an habitual drunkard.
STRAY NOTES. "BRETHREN, PRAY." [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
STRAY NOTES. " BRETHREN, PRAY." ALL people are not like Sir Henry Parkes. The other day when Australia's G.O.M. was wedded to the sweet, giddy thing of 36, no one save the clergyman, Mr. Sydney Millionaire Burdekin, and a few others knew anything about the little affair. How very different was the recent conduct of the Rev. Frederick Baldey, a Southaean pastor, who, likes Parkes, has topped the three score and ten years. This ancient divine, after fondling his sweet inamorata, fired off the following epistle in his church magazine :-" I ask the prayers of my people that God may bless a step, which, after much thought and prayer, I have decided to take, if the Lord will, in a few weeks. I am perfectly convinced that it is undesirable for me to go on in this parish as a single man. I might have resigned my charge into other hands, and have sought a smaller and more retired place of work, hut I could not see that the &nbsp; guiding pillar was beckoning me that way. Brethren, pr...
A Fever Pit. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
A Fever Pit. A resident writes :-" I would through your columns call the attention of the municipal authorities (particularly the inspector of nuisances) to the condition of a cesspit emptied four or five days ago, belonging to one of the largest hotels in Argent-street. No attempt has been made to fill up same, and the stench arising therefrom at times is something frightful, and one feels surprised that the owner should leave such a fever pit on his premises "
The South Mine. CAPTAIN PIPER INTERVIEWED. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
The South Mine. CAPTAIN PIPER INTERVIEWED. THIS morning a MINER reporter waited upon Captain Piper in reference to the dismissal of hands from the South mine, and the following conversation took place : ' Is there any truth in the rumors about town that you have paid off a large number of miners. Captain Piper,' the reporter asked, ' or is it only a canard. ?' Captain Piper : ' It is not the truth ; I have paid off no miners, nor do I intend to.' ' Have you recently discharged any men or boys from the mine ?' ' Yes, I have paid off about a hundred men and boys.' ' What were the men ?' ' They were laborers, and a few who &nbsp; were engaged in the stopes. All the &nbsp; latter can go to work again at Block 5, which is under my management.' ' How many boys were there amongst those discharged ?' &nbsp; ' About 47, who were engaged as ore pickers. I paid them off because their services were no longer required.' ' How is it that you are now paying off &nbs...
Union and Non-union. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BARRIER MINER. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
Union and Non-union. TO THE EDITOR OF THE BARRIER MINER. Sir,-In to-day's issue I note your very able leader on the above very important subject, for which you are deserving of the very warmest thanks from good union- &nbsp; ists. Being from Ballarat, in Victoria, I thing I know something of this cause. A few months ago we had our first strike &nbsp; there, for an increase of wages from £2 2s to £2 5s per week, together with a general rise all round, from truckers upwards, in- cluding windlass men. The new scale was as follows:-Face men, £2 5s ; wet drives, £2 8s ; shaftmen (wet, six hours and dry, &nbsp; eight hours), £2 10s ; platmen, bracemen, truckmen, and windlass men sixpence rise per shift. We instructed our secretary to notify the various companies and managers a six weeks' notice. What was the result ? The wealthiest mines and directors sent in their replies almost immediately in the affirmative. Three of the small fry stuck out, and, after all our r...
Ingenious Defence. [Newspaper Article] — Barrier Miner — 11 March 1889
Ingenious Defence. SOME time was taken up in the Petty Debts Court this afternoon in arguing whether Messrs. Butterworth and Chapple, as trustees in the estate of Messrs. Brazill and Jones, could sue in the lower court for a small amount when they had a larger claim pending against the same defendant for the same estate in the District Court. Mr. Wilkinson, for the defence, argued that it was a case of &nbsp; splitting an action ; but Mr. Clark, on &nbsp; the other side, showed that the two claims stood on separate grounds, and an order was made for the amount claimed together with costs.