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Alpha Police Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 12 April 1892
Alpha Police Court. AT the Police Court, lieMlast month, a China nian named All Yum was found guilty of selling opium charcoal, and was fined £3. For the same offence another Chinaman, Ah See by name, was fined £2. On the 6th instant, before Messrs. Carr-Hovd and Williams, JJ.1V, an aboriginal gin named lliddy was brought up on a charge of stealing two 'five-pound notes from the residence of William Isaacs, After evidence oT considerable length was taken, she was committed for sentence at the next Dis trict Court. She left for Kockliainpton by yesterday's train, under the escort of Constable Doyle.
DISTRICT LAW COURTS. Barcaldine Police Court. LAKCKNV. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 12 April 1892
DISTRICT LAW COURTS. Barcaldine Police Court. LAKCKNV. Thomas Jolmson was charged last Wednes day with larceny of £1 Is. 3d., tin; property of Patrick McCabe. The evidence taken showed that accused stole a chair, on which were attached coins to the amount of 21 shillings and 3d. He was observed by the landlady of the hotel. When prisoner threw down the coins and ran away. He was pursued by Con stable Lane, who* saw the man running at a distance, and he overtook him at Lagoon Creek, where he detained the prisoner until Mr. McCabe came up and gave him in charge. Prisoner was remanded for eight days. VACIJASTY AND LAUCKXY. William Walsh pleaded guilty to tliis offence, and was cautioned and discharged. Upon being further charged with the larceny of some melons, he pleaded guilty, and was fined 10s. or a week in the lock-up. Charles McDougall for same offence received the same sentence. DISOIIEVING A SUMMONS. James Kenny was charged with disobeying a summons. Ke said he had no funds to ...
COLONIAL AND INTERCOLONIAL. FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS. QUEENSLAND. BRISBANE, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 12 April 1892
COLONIAL AND INTERCOLONIAL. ? FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS. QUEENSLAND. BRISBANE, Saturday. In the House of Assembly on Friday, Mr. Drake moved a resolution affirming the desir ability of settling the land, and to appoint a select. Committee to report upon various schemes for assisting land settlement. Dur ing the debate the Chief Secretary said with reference to the relief of the distress he was sure they all desired to relieve what existed now, and he thought the best thing that could be done would be for the people to follow the advice given on the previousnight by the member forBarcoo. and make up their mind to accept lower wages when t.liey could not get higher. The motion was agreed to, and Mr. Ryan's name was added to the Com mittee, which consists of Messrs. Cowley, Diilrymplc, Grimes, Barlow, Drake, Isambert, and Ryan. In the clause in the neve Polynesian Labourers Act repealing the sections of the 1881 and 1885 Acts the Committee divided, only seven voting against it. T...
LATEST NEWS BY CABLE AND WIRE. [PER REUTER'S AGENCY.] LONDON, Wednesday, THE SEPARATION DELEGATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 12 April 1892
LATEST NEWS BT CABLE AND WIBE. [PER REUTEK'B AGENCY. 1 LONDON, Wednesday, THE SEPARATION DELEGATES. Mr. John Ferguson, of llockhampton, who, with Mr. Archibald Archer, is acting as dele gate from the Central Queensland Territorial Separation League, has arrived in London. To-day Messrs. Archer and Ferguson inform ally interviewed Lord Knutsford, Secretary of State for the Colonies. They and the London Committee of the Central Queensland Territorial Separation League will wait upon him as a deputation after the Easter recess, during which Lord Knutsford goes abroad. Friday. THE MONTAGUE MANSLAUGIITEB. The authorities contemplate further crim inal proceedings against Mrs. Montague wlio was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment last week for causing the death of her child. AUSTRALIAN MAILS. In the House of Commons yesterday, the Postmaster-General declined to consider the proposal to despatch Australian mails by only the fastest steamships. THE RAIN HILL MTTIDER. The police liave obtain...
ILFRACOMBE ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 12 April 1892
ILFRACOMIiE ITEMS. I A CORRESPONDENT writes on April 8tll: Perhaps one of the most enjoyable events that has yet taken place in our rising little town | came off on Sunday last, the occasion being a I picnic given to the children, which, taken into consideration, are very numerous here. The site chosen was Wellshot outstation, namely, the Gin, which is a distance of five miles from town. About 3 p.m. the party, which con sisted of four buggy-loads of the townspeople and children, ana about twenty horsemen left town, and on arriving at the station were very heartily received by the contractor, Mr. Simpson. I was greatly astonished at the appearance of the shed. It is a splendid structure, aud when completed will, 1 am sure, eclipse anything in the surrounding districts. The shed took the eye of the ladies so muck that they suggested to have a fly around on the light fantastic toe, which they had to the splendid music of Mr. Herbert England, ably assisted by Mr. M. M'Murtrie. About 5*...
ALL ABOUT ALPHA. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 12 April 1892
ALL ABOUT ALPHA. a coRHESPONDEffT writes on Apru 8:-Not having noticed any news from Alpha in your letter column for some considerable time, lam sending a few lines, so as your readers will see our little town is etill progressing. Since the new year the population has increased consi derably, mostly on account of the railway department removing the depot from Bogan tungan to here. Numerous private houses have been erected and others are in course of erection, some of them being good substantial buildings ; among them maybe specially men tioned a large and commodious residence just completed for Mr. W. D. Cooper, of the Alpha saw mill, which is quite an ornament to the town. Business places are also well repre sented. Messrs. Gordon and Davis of Emerald have opened a branch establishment in new premises, wliich makes a total of four stores two Europeans and two Chinese. Mr. Palmer has commenced in the butchering line, also Mr. Williams, and botii seem to be doing a fair' trade. Busi...
A CORRECTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 12 April 1892
A CORRECTION. THE secretaiy of tho Central District Council at Barcaldine received the following telegram from Mr. T. J. Ryan, M.L.A., on the 7th inst.: -"Newspapers and opponents misconstruing speech kanaka question. They say I promised procure members Western unemployed work for twelve shillings (18s.) a-week. Contradict and read Hansard." This telegram has evident reference to the following paragraph which is published iu the Kockhampton Jiulltti», and probably appears in the Brisbane papers: Mr. Ryan said he protested emphatically against the Bill. Be would support the amend ment, as he had been returned to the House against the measure, and also because it meant reduced wages in the country. The planters fould employ men at work which shearers and others in the wst would be willing now to take at 10s. or 12s. per week, rather than go without in UICBC times. (Hear, hear.) He thought that unionists would be willing to ac cept great reductions in wages, if it would assist in pulli...
ISISFORD ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 12 April 1892
ISISFOKD ITEMS. Ouit correspondent writing on April 7th says:-Tlic town is livelier tliis week than it has been for eome time1 past, ami, as a general consequence we have our lock-up full; there is no inducement offered to the police hero to make arrests, as the cells are so badly arranged as to be brought under the same roof as the Sergeant's quarters, and the small children are submitted to whatever blasphemy the prisoners choose to make use of. Surely "in a town like ours, with so many people-of all tribes and conditions-passing through, it is high time such objections were altered. -Several persons here are making energetic efforts to have our now isolated town brought under the protection of some Divisional Hoard. What is the object to be attained I know not, but this I know that with a Board office at least eighty miles away we cannot expect to be notified, except when rates arc; payable. Our town is now in quite as good order as some I have seen under the careful eye of the D...
MUTTAKUKKA MEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 12 April 1892
MUTTAKUKKA MEMS. Oun correspondent, writing oil April 8, says; -In Police Court business our 1\M. lias liud little to do lately, probably on account of so many police being in our midst, or that tlie usual habitues of the court-house have not had the wherewithal to bring them into contact with the force.-Hotelkecping has dwindled away from being the most lucrative business in town, and two out of our five publicans will probably 600n relinquish.-Mr. H. Atclieson, of the A. L. F. Store, has just completed new and much larger premises than those in which he has hitherto carried on business. The new store adds considerably to the attractiveness of the town, and goes some way towards reject- i ing the idea that Muttaburra is being surely and rapidly absorbed by that modern Chicago of the West, Longreach.-The selectors in the vicinity of t'aiuoola have held a meeting, ;? id decided upon having a day's racing on J y 20th. An attractive programme has been issn "d and a really good day's sp...
PROGRESS OF LONGREACH. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 12 April 1892
PROGRESS OF LONGREACH. WE observe that Mr. L. Bacchi has enlarged his premises considerably, and will now have plenty of room in which to display hisincreas- &nbsp; &nbsp; ing stock. Mr. H. Eckel opened his bootmaker's &nbsp; shop last week, and this week Mr. J. O'Sullivan from Rockhampton, commences business. in the same line. Mr. O'Reilly's handsome hotel is nearly completed, and will be opened next week. Everything throughout the build ing is new, and the furniture all of the most modern designs: even to the kitchcn every thing is on a large scale, and it is to be hoped that in return for his expenditure in tliis direc tion the popular publican will receive a satis factory return. Mr. M'Uride, the saddler, is just moving into new premises; the place he is vacating will be used for the Champion office, for which type and other material have arrived this week from Sydney. Mr. Samuels' Forest Grove store is being built in Eagle-street, and there are several p...
Longreach Police Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 19 April 1892
Longreach Foliée Court. ON Tuesday, before the P.M., the adjourned case of Perry t>. Barry, was heard. Mrs. Perry - claimed £31 8s. for wami1'for herself ana children and tho case ha&befln adjourned for Mrs. Barry Wgive evidence. 49ie proved that during the tame plaintiff claimed wages she . was not a servant but a lodger, and that patt of the period when Mrs. Perry declared she was working she was stayingin Kockhampton. After patient hearing of the case, the KM. ? gave plaintiff a verdict for £2 Os. ld. MÍÍTS. Major appeared for defendant, A case, the Crown Lands Banger «. Lambert, . wasiiiofc - proceeded with, the prosecutor not being present.
Arrilalah Police Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 19 April 1892
Arrilalah Police Court. ON Wednesday instant Mr. Nixon, P.M" held a Licensing Court at Arrilalah. Tho police objected to the renewal of the license of Mr. Peters for the Royal Hotel. Mr. S. Major, from Barcaldine, appeared on behalf of the licensee. The objections made by Senior Constable Carmody were that the applicant luid been convicted three times for offences plying drink to an intoxicated person, not having his name painted on billiard room, and allowing the light in the front of his house to be dowsed by a gale of wind at 3 o'clock in the morning. The Bench considered the offences were trivial, and not of a character to necessitate applicant being deprived of his licence. The police then accused Mr. Peters of being unfit to hold a license, and brought against nim as Mt accusation the fact that his sons were in the habit of whistling to attract the attention of the constables and guying them when they looked round. The Bench overruled the objections and granted the re newal of...
Barcaldine Small Debts Court. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 19 April 1892
Barcaldine Small Debts Court. ON Saturday, before the P.M., the following cases were heard: A. PABNELL V. J. WILLETT. Claim for goods, £12 15s. 7d. There was no appearance of defendant Verdict for plaintiff for amount claimed, with 10s. costs. L. JAQUES V. J. PALMES. Claim £9 6s. for goods supplied. There was no appearance of defendant. Verdict for plaintiff for amount claimed with £2 costs. W. CDMWIKO v. W. H. GRAHAM, Claim £5 8s, 6d. for professional attend ance, Verdict for plaintiff for amount claimed with 10s. costs. The Bench ordered that £2 should be paid on tho 30th inst., and the re mainder by weekly instalments of 10s.
DISTRICT LAW COURTS. Barcaldine Police Court. STEALING A RING. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 19 April 1892
DISTRICT LAW COURTS. Barcaldine Police Court. STEALING A BIKO, ON Monday of last week Joseph Mitchell, who was tried for the larceny of a ring, was committed for trial at the next sittings of the District Court in Barcaldine on April 20th. LARCENY. On Wednesday, before the P.M. and Messrs. Parnell and Cronin, JB.P., Thomas Johnson, who was charged on remand with stealing a chain of corns (not coins on a chair, as re ported by our compositors last week), was sentenced to three montlis in Rockhampton gaoL STOLEN PBOPEBTT. On Thursday, before the P.M, Hubert O'Kane appeara on remand charged with this offence. 1 his defence, accused said be bought a à nail lot of cattle at Bimbah about thc middle of January last. He cut out from a herd the cattle he required with the assistance of a blackboy named Tambo. Among them was a large roan cow with a heart-shaped patch of white between the horns, and a brand, or a scar, or a mark on the off cheek. This cow gave him some trouble, but be brought ...
THE LAND GRANT RAILWAY BILL, [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 19 April 1892
THE LAND GRANT RAILWAY BILL, _ J WHICH was read a first time ia tho Assembly prior' to its prorogation, provides that con tracts may bo mano for the construction ol land grant railways on the following condi lions (1) That the railway bc the property ol tho company for a period not exceeding SO years and then become tho propcrty'of the Crown; or Í2) that the railway become the property of the Crown as soon as constructed, or (3) wat the railway remain the property of I the company subject to the right of purchase by the Crown within a time and upon terms to be defined by the contract. The value of land that may be granted to the company shall be proportional to the actual cost of con struction of the railway; and not exceed the following proportions ¡-(1) If the railway be come the property of the Crown at the expira tion of a fixed period, a sum equal to twice the cost of construction ; (2) If it become the property of tbe Crown as soon as constructed, ot if it remains toe property...
LONGREACH GOSSIP. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 19 April 1892
LONGREACH GOSSIP Oon correspondent writes on April io :-tue pastoralists meeting during thc present week promises to be well attended ; thc accommo dation at present available in thc leading hotels is very limited. Thc late action of the union carriers and blacksmiths combined will no doubt be brought before thc meeting, when tlie evil will be remedied.-&lt;Mr. P. O'Reilly opened his fine hotel daring thc carly part of last week, and it is noticeable that his many old friends havte rallied round him; several empty hogsheads are already outside his pre mises.-Dr. Hewer is progressing favorably after his recent accident.-Mr. M'Bridc's sad dler's shop, next to Lucas and Co. and Lloyd Jones' premises^ is almost completed, and Ishould bo tenantable next week. -Carpenters aro still busy erecting cottages and business premises throughout the town.-Mr. D. Cannon anticipates that the second story on his hotel, now about to be commenced, will bo completed carly in June ; according to'...
What People Say. W. H. LEWIS, ESQ., GRAFTON, N.S.W., [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 19 April 1892
What People Say. W. H. LEWIS, ESQ., GRAFTON, N.S.W., WRITE8 :-" Dear Sir,-First, I musttoU you that I was always sceptical about patentinedi cines, and believed they were only commorcial spéculations ; but since I have used Clements Tonio my views have completely changed. I was an extreme sufferer from palpitation, in digestion, constipation, langoor and headache, for nearly ¡20 years. I have lived in the bush all my life, moving from place to place, and ' am well-known in almost every district in Kew South Wales, Queensland, and Victoria, the irregulardiet and habits broughton severe, nervousness, weakness, and liver complaints,' until: 1 was afraid I hod not long to live, and dostors recommended mc tosettlo my worldly affairs, so emaciated and weak had I become at last., I obtained one of your bottles^but did not believe your medicine would cure nw. I tried :tt, however, and soon found relief. Gradually I became strong, regained flesh and vigor, soA ntow, after 'taking twonty bott...
PROTECTION FROM COLD. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 19 April 1892
PROTECTION FROM COLD. ITuoPEn warmth is necessary for thc preser vation of health for young and old. Hy send ing an order to Finney, toles & Co., Brisbane, with a remittance to cover amount, a pair of excellent, soft, white blankets will be sent by return parcel post to any address in tile colony. Fine large size for single bed, with postage in cluded, 123. 3d., extra quality 15s. 3d. per pair. Superior largo for three-quarter beds,. for 12s. 6d. and 24s. Extra superior, largest size for double beds, with plenty of tuck in all round, 23s. 6d.» 30s., and 35s. Superior quality state-bed size, 40s., 50s., and 60s. per pair. Residents in tile country, by comparing tho fine heat-giving quality and value of Finney, Isles & Co.'s blankets with tho poor quality usually sold at the same or higher prices, will find the result to be as astonishing as satisfactory. Poor quality will be easily detected by the raw, unfinished surface of tho inside. Customers living outside the rad...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 19 April 1892
THE following ate tbe SHEARING FIXTURES for 1892, made by Members of this Association, to be carried ont nuder the Shearing Agreement adopted by the Confer ence held in Sydney on 7th and 8th August, 1891 : Machine or Hand. Date of Shearing. Logan Downs Wolfang ... Gordon Downs Rainworth ... Peak Downs Arcturus ... Barcaldine ... Huntley St. John's Wood Granada Clonagh Coreena _ ... Kilcummin... ... Greenhills ... Oondooroo ... Albilbah . Tambo Darr River Downs ... Rodney Downs Saltern Creek Cambridge Downs .. ? Cassilis Dunraven ... Beaconsfield Bunda Bunda Katandra ... Manuka Northampton Downs Evesham ... Kynuna Marathon ... ... Bimerah Marchmont... Bowen Downs Aramac . ... Eurolie and Summer Hill Oondooroo ... Llanrheidol... Lerida Wellshot. Cameron Downs Westland. Sesbania Penola Downs Ruthven Malvern Hills Redoliffe ... Mavwelton... Alice Downs Lorne Maneroo Cullodon ... Corona Caledonia ... Rockwood ... Silsoe Dagworth ... Langton ... ... Barenya Landsborough Downs Manfred Down...
RECOVERING STOLEN PROPERTY. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 19 April 1892
RECOVERING STOLEN PROPERTY. ABOUT eighteen months ago sonic persons stole a number of iron tablets which the ceme tery trustees at Barcaldine use for numbering the graves corresponding with register. Tho police made search for them, but without success ; but last week they received a report from a firewood-getter tliat in cutting down a tree his axe struck against metal, and exam ining a hollow in the trunk, he discovered that it was filled with iron pegs, being indeed the stolen tablets. Evidently the thief was actuated by some other motive than thai; of mischief, probably spite against some persons connected with thc cemetery.