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A SUSPICIOUS DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
A SUSPICIOUS DEATH. To-day Dr. Neild held a post mortem examination on the body of a child named John Pledger, who died at Mrs Rout's residence, Ascot Yale. Dr. Neild found extensive injur ies both on the scalp and skull. The marks on thu body consisted of small continuous scratches and punc tures. The upper lip was missing and seems to have been burnt away. Those injuries had nothing to do with death, but they required a lot of explanation. The inquest will be held to-day, when Mrs Rout will be in attendance.
Quarter Sessions for Kalgoorlie. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
Quarter Sessions for Kal goorlie. Faon many quarters of the district bitter complaints have reached us cf the inconvenience and loss of money caused to the numerous witnesses and others who have had to attend the Coolgardie Quarter Sessions. The absurdity of the position occupied by Warden Finnerty as regards Coolgardie cases has already been pointed out. The spectacle of a magistrate adjudicating at preliminary enquiries, and subsequently trying prisoners that he himself had committed seems almost farcical to anyone who has even the most rudimentary know 4edge of legal procedure. The fancies of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operas contain perhaps nothing more grossly absurd, and its ridiculousness could be thoroughly enjoyed if exhibited in a theatre, but the affair assumes a much more serious aspect when displayed on the stage of real life. It is most unfair to the accused that he should be tried in what should be the higher court by a Warden who adjudicated at his com mitmen...
English Comments. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
English Comments. [From the " Australian Mail" of February 6.] We understand that the West Australian Venture Syndicate has sold four properties since the beginning of the year, and the shareholders are not likely to be dissatisfied with the dividend which will probably be forthcoming as an Easter offering. A curious error found its way into the reports of the meeting of the Black Flag Consolidated Gold Mines, Limited, this week. The chairman, Mr S. de Lissa, was made to say that he had sent out a battery by reason of his acquaintance with the mine when he was '" foreman there." Of course. Mr de Lissa is a merchant, and not a miner, and, as far as we know, none of the directors of any of his companies claim to know any thing about mining. Although little has been heard of the West Australian Trust since the death of Mr F. A. Thompson, the directors have not been idle, and we understand that a satisfactory re port may be looked for at the half-yearly meeting to be held shortly. Mr T....
Railway Communication. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
Railway Communication. THE long expected Kalgoorlie railway in a few months will be an accomplished fact. The line will probably be com pleted as far as Coolgardie in about a fortnight, and already the work of forming the track for the rails froni Coolgardie to Kalgoorlie has been com menced. A new stage in the develop ment of the fields will be opened up by the presence of the ironhorse at Kal goorlie. The present diffieulties of transit to the fields in a variety of ways retard their progress. The expense, delay, and trouble attendant on getting mining machinery to the fields have been so great that it is surprising that so much has been done in the way of develop ment as has been already accomplished. The proprietors of mines have preferied in most cases to wait for the railway instead of risking valuable machinery to the tender mercies if teamsters. To an equal extent enterprise has been re tarded in numerous other directions, building being now much delayed in Kalgoorlie for wa...
Coolgardie Goldmining Company. A LIVELY MEETING. MR G. P. DOLETTE AND MR Z. LANE SOME SERIOUS CHARGES. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
Coolgardie Goldmining Company. A LIVELY MEETING. MR G. P. DOLETTE AND MR Z. LANE SOME SERIOUS CHARGES. The third half-yearly general meeting of shareholders in the Coolgardie Goidmining and Prospecting Company was held at the Arbitration-room, Exchange Pirie-street. Adelaide recently. Mr G. Brookman presid ing over a large attendance. The directors report was as follows :-" Ar rangements were made for the distribution of certificates in the Associated Gold Mines of West Australia, Limited, to the extent of 128,142 shares on December 7, 1895, but in consequence of an action brought by Mr Z. Lane against this company to recover com mission, which Mr Doolette is also claiming, the distribution has been deferred. Your directors hope to be able to distribute at an early date at least 100,000, this will leave 28,142 to be dealt with later on; 75,000 are set aside for payment of commission as soon as the question is settled as to who shall receive it. Mr Brookman, while in Lon don, arrange...
Golden West Australia. ["London Truth," February 6.] [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
Golden West Australia. ["London Truth;" February 6.] The past week has been, speaking from a financial point of view, one of the sunniest the stock exchange has experienced for a long time. There were still adverse rumors, chiefly in connection with the situation in the Transvaal, but, upon the whole, the political horizon appeared to be much less clouded, while the public were gathering con fidence, and investment-purchases on acon siderable scale have taken place in most de partments. In fact A GENERAL ADVANCE was caused by the action of inves tors, supported, as it was, by large speculative purchases; and not only were gilt-edged securities in great demand, from Colonial bonds to India stock, and from Home Railway Debentures and Preference stocks to Corporation stocks; but a demand also rose for the higher-yielding, if more speculative, securities. Various circumstances have contributed to cause temporary dullness in the market for West Australian Gold Mining shares. In the first...
THE NEW BUILDING. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
THE NEW BUILDING. The Church of St. Mary's, the Lady of Perpetual Succour, occupies an admirable site in Brookman-street, and everyone will agree that the building is a welcome addition to the appearance of the town. It is con structed of galvanised iron, and the work appears to be quite in keeping with the re putation of the contractors, Messrs Philp and Uoyle. At each end of the apex there is a cross. The inside dimensions are 50ft x 2Oft and l8ft in height. A dado of oregon Mft bin high runs right round the building, the rest of the wall space and the ceiling being lined with hessian, and papered in choice designs. The painting, papering, etc., have been done by Messrs Clarke and Co. Entrance is gained by a large door with a handsome porch facing Brookman-street; there is also a door at the other end of the sacred edifice, and as there are seven large windows and three ventilators, the building must more than comply with the regulations of the Health Act. Near the altar there has...
The Transfer Deputation. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
The Transfer Deputation. Mr Pilkineton, who with Captain Oates and Mr Wilson represented Kalgoorlie at the transfer deputation in Perth on Monday, re turnedon Wednesday afternoon. In the course of an interview, Mr Pilkington said that the result of the deputation could not be looked upon as satisfactory. They waited upon the Premier, the Minister of Mines, and the Attorney-General, but Mr Wittenoom was the only one of these gentlemen who spoke in re ply to the arguments put forward by the de putation. In addition to Captain Oates, who introduced the deputation, Messrs Henning, Wilson, Grant (Cue), McKenzie (Coolgardie), and Pilkington spoke in favor of a different interpretation of the clause. Mr Witte noom's reply was on the lines of the pro posals published in Tuesday's " Mr n," and was, therefore no answer to the strong aagu ments which were put forward. Though appealed to for an expression of opinion the Attorney-General was as silent as a wooden god. The general impression amon...
LIFE OF THE BISHOP. A THRILLING INCIDENT. ADVENTURE WITH BUSHRANGERS. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
LIFE OF THE BISHOP. A THRILLING INCIDENT. ADVENTURE WITH BUSHRANGERS. The Right Rev. Matthew Gibney, D.D., came to Australia from Ireland over 30 years ago. He was formerly Vicar General of the Perth diocese and was consecrated Bishop of Perth by Cardinal Moran on January 23, 1887. Dr Gibney's name is best known in convection with a gallant feat which he performed on the occasion of the destruction of the Kelly gang of bushrangers at Glenrowan, in Vic toria, where Bishop Gibney happened to be on a collecting tour, which he had under taken on behalf of a Western Australian orphanage. The outlaws, who, to quote Mr Hogan's well-known work, "The Irish in Australia, " had long defied canture, and had carried on a career of murder and robbery, descended from their haunts in the moun tain ranges and took possession of the vil lage, making all the inhabitants prisoners. They cut the telegraph wires and tore up the railway ; nevertheless, the authorities in Melbourne were apprised of this da...
THE THUNDERSTORM. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
THE THUNDERSTORM. Although the rainfall in Kalgoorlie on Wednesday was only 25 points several inches were registered at White Fea ther and also a very good fall at Broad Arrow. Between these places and Kalgoorlie the storm burst in all its fury and within a few minutes nearly two inches of rain fell. It fell in sheets making it impossible to see 20 yards ahead, while the immense hailstones beat mercilessly upon the travellers caught on the roads. Mr and Mrs Flemming, on the Broad Arrow-road tr'ed ineffectually to obtain shelter beneath an umbrella, but this was quickly cut to pieces and Mrs Flemming suffered severely from the force with which the particles of ice were dashed in her face. On the White Feather-road the storm was equally fierce, and the hailstones as large as pigeon's eggs beat unmercifully upon the horses until the poor animals neighed in fear and pain. The lightning in forked glory lighted up the sombre sky, while the peals of thunder almost shook the ground. Ever an...
CONSECRATION OF THE CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
CONSECRATION OF THE CHURCH. Yesterday morning Mass was read by His Lordship at 8 o'clock, when there was a good congregation. The building was consecrated by the Bishop at 10.30 a.m., when there was an exceedingly large attendance, the church being crowded to over-flowing. A procession of the whole congregation walked round the church, headed by the Bishop and the Rev. Father Deasy, with the acolyte and choir. The building having been blessed and the consecration completed, High Mass was sung. Mr Evan Hughes presided at the organ, and was supported by an efficient choir. Webbe's Mass in G was rendered, Mr McCreamor sing ing the Salutarium at the offertory. Afterwards His Lordship delivered a sermon on the text -" I have built my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it," in the course of which he stated that the Catholic Church was founded by God Himself, whereas other churches were founded 'by men. He complimented the congregation on the neat and handsome structure...
The Abyssinian War. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
The Abyssinian War. THE clamors that have lately arisen from the people of Italy for peace on any terms with Abyssinia should be a valuable and timely object lesson to statesmen a nd countries all the world over. Of late the spectacle of a whole nation calling loudly for war has been frequently exhibited. In Spain for a short time past insults have been daily heaped on America and the Americans. The police have not been able to protect the offices of the representatives of the United States in the various cities from attacks, so eager have some of the people been to come to blows with Americans. Cosisidei-able difficulty, delay and loss of money was expei i enced by Spain in suppressing a few thousand disorganimed and badly-armed rebels in Cuba, lnt the thoughtless mobs have no hesitation about urging the authorities to measure swords with a foe that is a giant in comparison with the insurgents. Of late Jingoism has .also been to the fore in America, 3er many, and Great Britain. An ...
ASSAULT ON A WOMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
ASSAULT ON A WOMAN. A man named Louis Gratley was found guilty of indecent assault upon a married woman named A ni Halls. The accused called at the latter's house and .asked her fur something to eat. She invited him in to have breakfast. While partaking of the meal he made use of remarks which caused her to order him out. He then threw her down but she managed to get away from him. He was setnteizeed to three years with two whippings of 10 lashes.
THE GOVERNMENT AND THE FIELDS. HIS LORDSHIP'S OPINION OF SIR JOHN FORREST. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
THE GOVERNMENT AND THE FIELDS. HIS LORDSHIP'S OPINION OF SIR JOHN FORREST. In supporting the health of the Bishop, Mr. P. McMahon referred to what the Go vernment had done for the fields. He drew a contrast favourable to the Forrest Govern ment between what they had accomplished for the goldfields' districts and what had been done for Broken Hill. He (Mr McMahon) had never seen Sir John Forrest, but he must admit that, in his opinion, he and his Government had achieved wonders for the fields. If Sir John were thrown out of power there was no man in the colony who would as capably fill the position of Premier. (Hear, hear.) His Lordship, returning thanks to the company for honoring his health, said that the allusion that had been made to Sir John Forrest would lead him to say a word about him. His Lordship did not think there was a more upright character in West Australia than that of Sir John Forrest. He (the Bishop) had much experience of West Aus tralia. He had spent 33 years in A...
THE DINNER. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 19 March 1896
THE DINNER. In the evening a dinner was given to His Lordship in McDonald's Rail, which was gaily decorated for the occasion. A very recherch6 repast was provided, reflecting much credit on thb caterer, Mr Mauston. The attendance was not as large, as if proper public notification had been given of the event. No one seemed to be aware of the hour at which the affair was to have begun, and a general doubt existed as to whether it was invitation or otherwise. The result was that a great many were absent who otherwise would have attended. The warden, Mr. L. R. Davis, occupied a seat on the Bishop's right, whilst the Rev. Father Deasy presided on his left. Mr. Geoghegan stated that this was a red letter day in the history of Hanuan's. The day's celebration was well worthy of the oc casion, and they heartily welcomed the Bishop to this Ballarat of the West. Re ference was then made by Mr. Geoghegan to the consecration of the Church, stating that a bishop could be engaged in no better work...