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REJOICINGS IN ROEBOURNE. ROEBOURNE, June 24. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 25 June 1897
REJOICINGS IN ROEBOURNE. Roeboukke, June 24. The jubilee celebrations passed off in a highly successful manner 011 Tuesday last. A large picnic was held in the vicinity of Roebourne, in which about two hundred residents participated. The day was a splendid one, the sky being overcast with light fleecy clouds, which tempered the strong rays of the sun and made picnicking most pleasurable. Sports of various descriptions were held, and the children were each pre sented with a book suitably inscribed. The school children received, in addition to this book, a silver medal, presented by the Education Department. In the evening a huge bonfire was lighted on the top of Mount Welcome, the light of which was seen thirty miles inland. Last night a successful dance was held, as a wind-up to the festivities. At Cossack, the celebrations were very similar to those of Roebourne.
BOMB EXPLOSION. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 25 June 1897
BOMB EXPLOSION. While M. Felix Faure, President of the French Republic, was driving at Ijongch&inps today,a roughly-made bomb exploded near his open carriage. The author of the explosion escaped. The bomb' was of such a character that harm from it was impossible. An excursion train was derailed at W ilshainpton, ten persons being killed and twenty-five injured. June 18. Sir George Torner considers that, in view of the contemplated changes in the Victorian Agency, the salary of- the Agent-General should be raised to at least JE2.000.. In speaking on Tuesday at the Tech-j nical Congress, the Duke of Devonshire confessed that Great Britian was seri ously behind other countries of Europe in the matter of technical education. He strongly advised the careful study of German methods as worthy of emula tion. Sir George Baden Powell, speaking at the Royal Colonial Institute, declared the financial relations of the Empire were in a chaotic condition. Sir E. N. Brad don, on the same oc...
UNITED STATES AND HAWAII. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 25 June 1897
UNITED STATES AND HAWAII. A report from Washington states that President McKiniey is con sidering the annexiug of Hawaii. June 18. Mr. Sherman, the United States Secretary of State, and the Hawaiian delegates have signed a treaty of an nexation, which now ouly awaits ratification by the Senate. Iu a message to the United States Congress, President McKin iey, referring to the treaty with Hawaii, declares he will not alter the present relations beyond draw ing closer the bonds between the United States and that country, many of whose people were bound to them by the closest ties of blood.
TELEGRAMS. THE EASTERN TROUBLES. GREECE AND TURKEY. SULTAN APPEALING GERMANY AND RUSSIA. PROJECTED NEW FRONTIER. [BY CABLE] LONDON, June 16. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 25 June 1897
TELEGRAMS. The Eastern Troubles. GREECE AND TURKEY. SULTAN APPEALING GERMANY AND RUSSIA PROJECTED NEW FRONTIER. [by cjlblk] Loudon, June 16. The Saltan has appealed to the Czar and Kaiser Wilhelm to assist hiui in his claim to Thessaly. He is highly displeased with the embassies for delaying the peace negotiations. The " Times" correspondent at Vienna states the Porte is disposed to accept a rectification of the fron tier. Jane 18 The Porte lias intimated it will confiscate the property of Creek fugitives who do not retarn within a fortnight. The projected new frontier be tween Turkey and Greece gives to the Porte the mountain crest, but does not include auy portion of Thessaly. Greece complains the embassies are delaying the peace negotiations with the result that the resources of the country are being exhausted by army expeuses, whilst trade is kept at a standstill.
MINING. PILBARRA GOLDFIELD. MARBLE BAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 25 June 1897
MINING. PILBARRA GOLDFIELD. MARBLE BAR. We have received the first • monthly return of the West Australian Chamber • of Mines, which has been instituted in ] Loadon with the following objects : To obtain the published records of every company, and to keep thcin in such manner as to be readily available for in spection ; to compile statistical informa tion relative to crushings, «tc., Imth as regards individual companies and West ern Australian goldfields generally ; to keep records concerning railway con struction, water supply, and other j general matters aflec-ting the goldfields ; i to permit the public access to the infor- ] mation possessed by the Chamber under j stipulated conditions ; to issue monthly | a circular containing latest statistical | information, and annually a review of the year's work ; also to promote the in terests of West Australian goldfields in such other way6 as tnay commend them selves to the Committee. The Chamber also invites suggestions for the further...
GENERAL. PERTH, June 16. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 25 June 1897
GKNEBAL. Pimm. June 16. lhe Acting-Premier returned to the city yesterday from a visit to Gera'.dton and the Northampton district. In the City Police Court j'esterday, Frederick Joseph Muir was committtd for trial on. a charge of publishing ob scene verses in the " Western Table Talk." The Acting-Prcinier. Mr. E. H. Wit tenoom, was banquetted at Northampton on Saturday evening and met with a cordial reception. Mr. J. Handran Smith was re appointed secretary and haiidicapper to the W.A.T.C., at a salary of £500 a year. The City Licensing Bench yesterday refused the application of John Molloy for a certificate for premises, to cost £16,000, in Hay-street west. Splendid soaking rains are reported from the Gascoyne District, where the drought has now completely broken up. The aborigines, wherever accessible, are to receive from the Protection Board a special allowance of food and clothing to mark the occasion of the Queen's Jubilee. At Carnarvon, there is to be a great gathering of nati...
BAMBOO CREEK. BAMBOO CREEK, June 28. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 2 July 1897
BAMBOO CREEK. (KKOM OUK OW\ COKHKSPONDKKT-) JHmkoo Creek, Jane 28. | At a meeting of the local race club on the 21st inst. the resignation of Mr. Thomas Walters as handicapper was accepted, and Mr. M. Corbett, of Muccan, was elected in his stead. After sundry accounts had been passed for payment, the nominations for the Pioneer Stakes, Plying and Bamboo Creek Handicaps were opened. The nomination of Forlorn was received on Thursday last, but as the time for entry had expired, it was not accepted. . On Thursday, Mr. J. Connanghton, one of Mr. Hud all's party, arrived at Bamboo Creek,with telegrams for Adelaide and Perth Mr. Connanghton says the party have had a very hard time and have suffered great privations. They lost five camels on the la!st journey, and have ; been living part of the time on snakes, bandicoots, and hoodies. A large cat narrowly escaped a similar fate, as the dog was too fatigued to catch it. For some time one 1-lb tin of meat was the allowance for six men, which...
DISTRICT NEWS. NULLAGINE. NULLAGINE, June 22. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 2 July 1897
DISTRICT NEWS. NULLAGINE. (from OUE OWK COEUESPOKDEKT*. Nueeagixe, June 22. Much satisfartion is felt here that the "Warden has decided to visit us every two months in the future, and it is felt that the development work being done and the number of leases working folly justify tliis decision. No one here heard anything about the holidays on the occasion of the Queens's jnbilee nutil the night before, viz., 21st. insL, when a vague rumour spread that two days general holiday had been allowed. Of course, nobody had time to take advantage of it, and all the men on the various mines went to work as usual. Jane 27. A nice shower of rain fell here yester day, and it is computed that about half an inch came down before the storm blew over. The local cricket club is now in foil swing, and it is hoped we may soon have an opportunity of pittiug ourselves against our friends at the Bar.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 2 July 1897
NOTICE. Tenders for the building of the MARBLE BAR MINERS' INSTITUTE will he received by the undersigned up till 12 o'clock, noon, on Saturday, mh JULY, 3897. Plans and specifications may be seen at Messrs. McDonald, Fisher and Co.'s store. Eacli TENDER must be accompanied by CASH or approved cheque equal to 10 PliR CENT of total amount of tender. All lenders to be sealed and endorsed. "Tender for Marble Bar Miners' Insti tute." The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. C. McDonald. W. LI. Cooper. Marble Bar, June 30, 1897. £2 Reward. L OST.—One Brown Horse, branded E (TE) 8. Roan Horse; looks almost like a bay; Brockmans' brand, I in a diamond. TIic above reward will be paid for the delivery of either horse to the under signed. SG'HLINKE & STEVENSON, N ullagine. IfOBt. £2 Reward, FROM Northern Slock Route Camp on Ethel Creek, early in April, one BAY GELDING, branded K UI near shoulder, No. 43 on neck. The above reward will be paid to any person delivering the same,...
RAIN AND POSTPONEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 2 July 1897
RAIN AND POSTPONEMENT. On "Wednesday came storms of rain and wind, whicli [dived havoc with the decorations, and spoilt the pageant. It also necessitated tin? postponement of the children's sports, and made every thing clamp and dreary : hut at night all places of amusement were thronged, whilst concerts, dances, parties, the., helped to atone for the had weather. The lemaining fireworks are to he sent off on Saturday. Yesterday, bicycle sports and the Government House hall w-ere the dis tinguishing features of the day. It is now line, with every promise of remain ing so, and the city has been partially lit up each night. Altogether, Perth has had a memor able week, whilst from all parts of the colony, and from every city and town in the other Australasian colonics, enme reports of similar rejoicings. The jubilee has lieen characterised by an outburst of loyalty and feasting such as the average West Australian never yet saw, and will probably never see again.
FERTH A BLAZE OF LIGHT. THE CITY BEAUTIFULLY ILLUMINATED. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 2 July 1897
FERTK A BLAZE OF LIGHT. THE CITY BEAUTIFULLY ILLUMINATED. Perth was brilliantly illuminated at night, and it is estimated that over 30,000 people were in the streets. It proved a calm, still, warm night, and everything was most favourable for a magnificent spectacle. The city rose to the occasion, and the result was a series of coloured flags and pictures of an imposing character. Nowhere in Aus tralia could the illuminations outvie those of Perth, as nearly all the hig buildings are central, and specially well placed for that purpose. From the river, when standing midway in St. George's Terrace, the view was a brilliant one, with the G.P.O. on the extreme east and the barracks on the far west all aglow with light, the color and radiance of the many illuminated points between filling the streets with a continuous stream of brightness. To wards the south, the light bejewelled bridges and yacht club .jetty shone out splendidly, and were vividly reflected upon the calm waters beneath. ...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 2 July 1897
LOCAL AND GENERAL. Ourselves.— Owing to our copious telegraphic reports of the Jubilee celebrations, much interesting matter is unavoidably held over. Rats at Nortii Sri aw.—On Saturday last a fairly heavy downpour of rain was experienced in the morning, whilst during the afternoon drizzling rain fell for some time. It is computed that about half an inch fell altogether. Race Exemptions.—By ad vertisement in another column it will be seen suitable periods of exemption have been pro claimed, on account of the racing season, at Marble Bar, Nullagine, Bamboo Creek, and throughout the adjacent districts. Noum Shaw Mixing.—The latest return of crushings from the Cremorne mine at the North Shaw is 125 tons for 226 ozs. A rumour is also current that one of the leases at this place has been disposed of to an English syndicate, but lacks confirmation as to its authenticity, or otherwise. Mixers' Institute.—On Wednesday evening, a meeting of the buildiii" committee of the Marble Bar Miner? In...
THE CELEBRATIONS IN PERTH. WESTRALIAN CONGR ATULATIOXS PERTH. June 25. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 2 July 1897
I I THE CELEBRATIONS IN I PERTH. WESTRALIAN CONGR ATULATIOXS Pf.utii. .June 25. | Perth lias heen en fete all jubib-e | week. Oil Sunday, fine weather pre I vailed, and special thanksgiving services 1 were held in the cathedral. A masonic j procession through the city took place j in the afternoon. The services in all I the churches were of a special nature, j all the preachers dwelling upon the j worth, fame, and virtue of the Queen. | Monday was not a holiday, but the hum of preparation for the ensuing celebra tion was heard throughout the city, and elaborate and striking decorations were going up everywhere, those at the government offices, and public buildings Vicing particularly tine. Tuesday, We d nesday and Thursday were gazetted | holidays. Tuesday was a glorious day, as far as wenther was concerned, and a grand military review was witnessed hy the Governor on the esplanade, all the forces in the colony being represen ted. His Excellency in the afternoon laid the foundation ...
INTER-PEOVINCIAL. [BY TELEGRAPH.] PERTH June 24. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 2 July 1897
I NTEIi-PEOVINCI AL. [BY TELEGRAPH.] Perth June 24. At Banbury, on Saturday last, a ganger named William Casey laid down to sleep near a burning log. The log subsequently roiled over and roasted him to death. Yesterday morning a man was dis covered in an unconscious condition by two police constables at Coolgardie. He had a serious wound at the back of his head, and foul play is suspected. The Government has decided to release sixteen prisoners, and to recommend twenty-five ticket-of-leave men, in com memoration of the Queen's reign. " Maeble Baa Race Prito-kges.—On Saturday afternoon last, Mr. J. Crawford submitted to pnblic auction the various privi'eges in connection with the local racing club's ensuing meeting. The following prices were realised, the names of the purchasers being also given. Calcuttas, Messrs. Flinders and Crawford. £29; Tattersalls, Mr. A. Elliott, £18 ; Publican's Booth, Mr. W. H. Cooper, £15 ■ Totalizator. Messrs. Flinders and Crawford, £15 ; Sundry Games, Mr...
LONDON ILLUMINATED. A GLORIOUS SPECTACLE. BRITISH EMPIRE REJOICES. June 23. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 2 July 1897
LONDON ILLUMINATED. A GLORIOUS SPECTACLE. BRITISH EMPIRE REJOICES. June 23. The illuminations took place in London last niglit, there hciug exhibited the most gorgeous designs, which were not only artistic, but unique. The city presented a magnificent blaze of light, miles upon miles of incandescent multi coloured lamps radiating in all directions, the effect being indescribably beautiful. From the dome of St. Paul's a power ful search-light, like a great silver ball, shone with dazzling brilliancy right over the city to its outermost environments The offices of the Agents-General for the various colonic were effectively lighted, while the clubs in Piccadilly, Bucking ham Palace, Marlborough House, London residences of British noblemen and leading commoners, Co vent Garden, the Aihambra and Empire Theatres offices of the chief newspapers in Fleet street, Royal Exchange, Mansion House, ! aiM Bank of England were lavishly &lt; illuminated. The coast of Groat Britain was lighte...
COLONIAL PREMIERS GREETED BY THE CROWDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Pilbarra Goldfield News — 2 July 1897
COLONIAL PREMIERS GREETED BY THE CROWDS. Tiie plaudits were especially Jicarty in the West Eud, the premiers and the colonial troops being greeted with thunderous applause. The crowds clearly appreciated the significance of the spectacle, and the evidence which it furnished cf the unity of the Empire. As the carriag&lt;*s containing the premiers passed along, each was called ly the crowd by bis name, and cheered individually with the wildest enthusiasm. Those of the premiers who wore Windsor uniforms, in turn as tliey were named raised their cocked hats and returned the salutes of the people. Sir George Turner was specially impressed with the warmth of his reception, and repeatedly raisi^d his hand to the people. Lieutenant Colonel Kelly, Adjutantof the Victorian contingent ; Colonel Teuipleton, officer in command of the Victorian rifle team ; and Major Burston rode behind Lord Roberts at the head of the procession. 7'lie Chinese forces from Gong Kong, the black and other na...