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"WELL DONE, AUSTRALIA." [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
"WELL DONE, AUSTRALIA." Trooper Watts, a Singleton (New South Wales) Lancer, writes to his parents as follows, undier' date Modder River, December 1:-"I could not write earlier owing to the railway lines being pulled up. Twenty-eight of us .were selected to go to the front at Orange River, and the other 40 went in the opposite direction. I was one of the 28. We have been through three big battles, and the English have taken throe of the Boar positions. I thought it was all up with us on Saturday last. Our 28 and about the same number of the Northumberlands were nearly cut oni by the Boers. Our horses were completely done, and there were about 300 of the enemy. We managed to get round a hill, but during the flight bul lets were flying round us in thousands. We had to dismount and run up to the hill and try and keep the enemy back with our rifles. After we had fired for about ten minutes, they retired. After it was over the colonel came up to us and said-"Well done, Australians." We h...
AMMUNITION FOR THE CAPE. ONE OF THE LARGEST CARGOES. THAT HAS EVER LEFT ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
AMMUNITION FOR THE CAPE. ONE OF THE LARGEST CARGOES. THAT HAS EVER LEFT ENGLAND. There left the Thames on December 1 in the steamship Karami one of the heaviest cargoes of war material that has ever been despatched from British shores. Among the ammunition were forty million rounds of small-arm ammuni tion in 3640 boxes; 7000 rounds of shrapnel and common shell, and 4000 rounds of 5in. lyddite shell in 2000 boxes; 851 boxes of fuses, and forty boxes of pistol ammunition. In addition, there is a large quantity of star shell, by which the enemy's position can be ascertained after dark, and their camps shelled during night. Each shell contains six stars of mag nesium light composition, burning be tween 13 and 14 seconds, and seven stars of signal light composition, burn ing between 34 and 36 seconds. The shell is fired by a time fuse, and, by the adoption of a code of different colours, communication can be kept up between two bodies of British troops who may be located a considerable ...
TENNIS TOURNAMENT. STRAHAN V. (IRIS) ZEEHAN. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
TENNIS TOURNAMENT. STRAHAN v. (IRIS) ZEEHAN. These teams met on the court of the latter club on New Year's Day, and although very hot an enjoyable time was spent. The Iris Club sent a team to Strahan on Boxing Day, but owing to continuous rain the matches could not be played. The visitors were en tertained at luncheon, and comforts were dispensed by the ladies while play was in progress. The Iris team scored a win by 12 games, the total being 57 games to 45. The following are the - particulars: GENTS' SINGLES. Heath (Zeehan) beat Findlay (Stra han), 6-4. Scott (Zeehan) beat R. Soutar (Stra han), 6-3. Parsons (Zeehan) beat A. J. Soutar (Strahan), 6-4. Jolly lost to Bruce, 2-6. Horner beat Morrison, 6-2. Davies lost to Patterson, 1-6. LADIES' SINGLES.. Miss Broadbent beat Mrs. Risley, 6-3. Miss Weber lost to Miss Turner, 2-6. LADIES' DOUBLE. Misses Broadbent and Weber lost to Mrs. Risley and Miss Turner, 4-6. GENTS' DOUBLES. Heath and Scott beat Findlay and R. Soutar. 6-1. Parsons and...
ATHLETICS. SPORTS AT ALBERTON. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
ATWLE1TICS. SPORTS AT ALBERTON. In a broiling hot sun fifteen choppers presented themselves on New Year's Day, and, owing chiefly to it being so hot, a late start was made. All the events were got through in fair time, with the exception of a private match between W. Stewart and A. Heathorn,. which was chopped on Tuesday morn ing, the former winning by two blows. For tihe Handicap Chop, 18in. blocks, fifteen started (two heats of seven and eight respectively), and the final. First heat-M. Singline, 4in., 1; N. Viney, 5in., 2; R. Johnson, 4kin., 3. Second heat-James Gunton, 2in., 1; F. Woods, scratch, 2; J. Birchall, 3x in., 3. Final (three chopp~ed)--J. Guanton 1, R. Johnson 2, J. Birchall 3. Time for first heat, 3mifi. 17sec.; second, 2min. 10sec; final, 3min. 25sec. Handi cap Footrace.-First heat-F. White, 7yds., 1; W. Bricknell, 8yds., 2; W. White, scratch, 3. Second heat-M. Singline, Syds., 1; C. W. Krushka, lyds., 2; Styles, 9yds., 3. Final-F. White 1, W. White 2, W. Bricknell ...
VICTORIA V. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. A WIN FOR VICTORIA. BY 181 RUNS. MELBOURNE, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
VICTORIA v.- SOUTH AUSTRALIA. A WIN FOR VICTORIA. BY 181 RUNS. MELBOURNE, Thursday. - The match South Australia v. Vic toria was concluded to-day, and re- suilted in a win for Victoria by 181 runs. The receipts of the match totalled £384 2s Gd. It was thought the visitors would pull the match out. of the fire to-day, for the wicket was in good order; but Hill was the only one able to play the bowling. Scores: VICTORIA. First innings ..................... 353. Second innings ................. 298 SOUTH AUSTRALIA. First innings ... ......... 250 Second Innings. Travers, c M'Michael, b Saunders 14 Hack, c Laver, b Saunders.... 87 Hill, not out .. ... ....... 126. Darling, c Ross, b Trumble ....... 16 Reedman, c Ross, b Trumble ..... 1 F. Jarvis, c M'Alister, b Truiable 0 Giffen, b Saunders ........ 6 Kekwich, c Ross, b Saunders 0.. ' Stuart, b Trumble .. 2 A. H. Jarvis, c Trumble, b Saun ders ...................... 5 Jones, c Laver, b Saunders .. 4 Sundries ... 9 Total ...................
MIDLAND CRICKET ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
MIDLAND CRICKET ASSOCIATION. At a meeting of the delegates of the iiomv association at Lawson's Hotel, Campbell Town, all the clubs were re presanted. Mr. J. Taylor occupied the chair. The draw for the second round took place, and resulted as under, the matches to be played on the ground of the first-mentioned clubs:-Midland v. Conara, January 13; Midland v. Ross, January 20; Conara v. Ross, January 27. It was resolved to recommend that the time: agreed upon for luncheon be not exceeded, unless with the con sent of the captains. The secretary was instructed to write to the Oatlands Association with a view to arrange a match between the two associations.
COMMERCIAL. ROLPH AND YOUNG, Accountants and Trade Assiguess, etc., A.M.P. Society Chambers. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
COM ERCIAL !OLPH AND YOUNG, Accountants and Trade AcEigueee, oto., A.M.P. Society Chambers. The s. Talune has landed at Melbourne, among other cargo front New Zealand, 6655 sacks of oats. Amnong the cargo of the steamer Coogee for Melbourne yesterday were 22 tons of wool, 9G tons of oats, and 29 bags of peas.
CRICKET. CONSULT A. W. BIRCHALL AND SONS FOR CRICKET MATERIAL. TO-MORROW'S MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
CRICKET. CONSULT A. W. BIRCHALL AND BONS FOR CRICKET MATERIAL. TO-MORROW'S MATCHES. Launceston v. Esk. Esk from Westbrook, Ramsay, Pictet, Taylor, Craib, Pickett Hammond, Beal, Baxter, Gardner, Macdonald; emergency, Rose. Social Circle v. Post and Telegraph, at Inveresk Park. Social Circle from -Purse, Bain, Moir, Geard, Boscoe, Christenson, Lampshire, Ride, Barnes, Turner, Towel, Russen, Winsor, Bridgborn. Nils v. Railway, on St. George's Square. Nils from-Armitage, Bond, Batty, Frost, Conway, Green, Josce lyne, Lakin (2), Newman, Tyson, Tait. Railway from-Williams, James, Lili crapp, Boscoe, Ford, Clark, La Jeune, Warburton, Wild, Robertson, Rateliff, Curtis. King's Meadows v. Saddlers, at King's Meadows. K.M.C.C. from Wilkes, Burke, Pilbeam, Summer', A. Barnes, Lyons, Machen (2), Scott, Lewin, Knight, A. Tattersall. Saddlers from-Robinson, Sturges (2), Binet, Ralph (2), Jones, Spicer, Stevens (2), King, Joscelyne, Johnstone, Hawkes, Palmer. United v. Balfour-street, on the Invere...
OUR WEEKLY REVIEW. NORTHERN MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
OUR WIEEKLY REVIEW. NORTHERN MARKET. During the past week business in the loc l market has been almost at a stand still in consequence of the holidays. A large quantity of oats has been shipped, but had been sold previously, and the orders are now, being fulfilled. " There are very few alterations to record. Butter is unchanged, and is in plentiful supply. Another consignment of 80 boxes was sent to Melbourne on Tuesday for transhipment to London. Eggs are in heavy supply, and prices are a penny lower. In produce, prime stout oats are worth up to 2s per bushel, Tartarians is 7d to is 8d, and Al gerians Is 8d. Hay chaff is also firmer, prices being £2 to £2 5s. Harvesting is now In. full swing in the early districts, the recent hot weather having hurried these operations on. The grass is dying off in many places, and a few hours steady rain would do much good; the potato crops also being in need of a re fresher. The heat wave has played havoc with the fruit, and the market is bare of...
THE SOUTHERN MARKETS. HOBART, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
THE SOUTHERN MARKETS. HOBART, Wednesday. During the past fortnight commercial matters have been neglected, and business men have been given up to high feasting, consequently things have not swung into their normal conditions, and quotations can only be taken as nominal. All busi ness in the perishable lines has been brisk during the Xmastide, and growers have done well, the demand for the various commnodities being remarkably animated. while the prices have been highly remune rative. The following are the quotations: Cereals.-Flour, patent roller, £6 10s; second quality, £6; sharps, £4; bran, 8d; wheat, 2s Gd; Tartarian oats, is 9d; Algerian, 1s Gd; stout feed, is 10%d; rye, 2e Gd; peas, 2s 6d to 2s 9d; cocksfoot and clover, 5%d to 6d per lb.; English barley, 3s to 4s; Cape barley, Is Gd to 1s 9d. General Produce. - Hay, 30s to 3Os; chaff, 35s to £2 3s; hope, from 11d to 1s; atraw, wheaten, 16s to 18s; oaten straw, 20s. Iras bags, 4e 8d per dozen. Corn ascks, as. Vegetables.-Potatoe...
ANOTHER RACING CLUB. QUEENSTOWN, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
ANOTIHER 1RACING CLUB. QUEENSTOWN, Thursday. A meeting was held at Moroney's hotel last night to form a racing club. A large number were present, and it was decided to form a club, to be called the "Lyell District Racing Club." Messrs. W. H. Taylhur, H. Bannister, S. Gaffney, J. Moroney, M. Bates, A. P. Treweek, N. T. Pitcairn, R. Casboult, and Dr. Abbott were elected a commit tee to carry the matter on. Mr. J. M. Fraser was elected secretary. " The in tention is to form a course on Howard's Plains.
COMMERCIAL TELEGRAMS. MELBOURNE, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
COQMtM0RCTAL TELEGRXM'S. MISLBOURNE, Thursday. Good business was done in wheat to-day at from 2s 71d to 2s 3d, the sales cover ing 8000 bags. Nearly 1000 tons of flour has been sold for export to South Africa up to £dG s. Good Algerian oats sold freely at from is 10d to is 101/2d. Chaff, inactive, 40s to 50s. Potatoes, 27s Gd to 30s. Onions, 45s. SYDNEY, Thursday. Prime wheat was firm to-day at 2s Gd, in trucks, at Darling .Iarbour. Country millers and speculators are operating at a shade more in the country. Flour was dull at from £0 5s to £G 10s; old, £6 10s to £6 15s; and Manitoba, £9 5s to £9 10s.
SPORTING. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
SPORTINGr A meeting of the committee of the Chudleigh Turf Club was held at Picket's Hotel on Saturday, the busi ness being to receive nominations and to make final arrangements for Wed nesday's meet. The nominations for all events on the card filled up very satisfactorily, so, given a fine day and with the facilities provided for getting to the course, the patrons of Chudleigh races may expect a pleasant outing. A special meeting of the Tasmanian Turf Club will be held at the Brisbane Hotel on Friday next to consider the new rules of racing for Tasmania, which are now open for inspection at the secretary's office, 47 Cameron-street.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
KANDY KOOLA COUPONS. SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DRAWING FOR 100 PRIZES. WINNING NUMBERS WILL BE ADVERTISED IN THE AMUSEMENT COLUMN OF THIS PAPER ON JANUARY 2, 1900. r HE NEW CENTURY ALPHA !ETDMMING BIRD CREAM SEPARATOR. This Machine has now a Skimming Capacity of 27gal. per hour (guaranteed), the price being still the same, £13. With the increased power no Separator can com pare with it for Cheapness, and the finish is in the well-known manner of the Alpha Laval makers. Every "Alpha Laval" sent out by us is guaranteed, and there is no neea to try and force our business by promising that you may return the plant if you do not like it. The "Alpha Laval" has never been beaten in competition by any searator in existence. MURDOCHT BROS., 112 Collins-street, H-obart; TASMANIAN DAIRY COMPAliY, Sole Agents for Tasmania. ATonic Beverage, j WOLFE'S SCHNAPPS Agreeable & Beneficiall RICK COVERi ("FLAG" BRAND) ON HIRE OR FOR SALE. Acknowledged by all as the most reliable Rick Covers issued to Tas...
NEWS IN BRIEF. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
NEWS IN BRIEF. 1 oers re-entered Colesberg on Mon day night. Bulk of the enemy fied from Sunny side district. Pelsam's machine gun did excellent work at Sunnyside. Bush fires were still raging in the Bothwell district yesterday. Occupants of the Sunnyside larger were mostly colonial Dutch. The gale on Wednesday evening did much damage at Queenstown. Arrangements are being made for the tour of Mr. Potts in the south. Colonel Pilcher's force entered Doug las, the Queenslauders leading. Incriminating documents were found in the Boer laager at Sunnyside. A branch of the patriotic fund has been started at Sheflield with £40. Lord Roberts has asked for addi tional ollicers for special service. Mr. Wragge reports that disturbance "Ifida" is now 350 miles S.E. from Ho bart. Quconslanders behaved splendidly at Sunnysido. They chatted and laughed under fire. Mr. Chamberlain has congratulated the Canadians for their service at Sunnyside; The Government has decided to render assistance to the s...
BISHOP THORNTON. DECIDES TO RETIRE. MELBOURNE, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 5 January 1900
BISafOP THORNTON. DECIDES TO RETIRE. MELBOURNE, Thursday. A few clays ago a large and influen tial deputation waited upon Dr. Thorn ton, Bishop of Ballarat, urging him to reconsider his contemplated resig nation. Bishop Thornton said he would give the matter his earnest and prayerful consideration. He has now addressed a reply to the deputation, stating that he had arrived at the conclusion that a change of Bishop after a period of 25 years would be best in the interests of the sacred and momentously impor tant work concerned. He had there fore felt it his duty to forward his resignation to the Archbishops of Can terbury and Sydney. He hoped to be relieved of his duties by June 30 next, or at the latest by the end' of the year.