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THE RAILWAY DEPARTMENT. A PATRIOTIC GATHERING. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
THE RAILWAY DEPARTMENT. A PATRIOTIC GATHERIN G. At the conclusion of the day's work at the railway workshops, yesterday a meeting of the employees was held, at which thethreebranchesof the service- locom'otive,permanent way,and traffi- were well represented. The Locomotive Superintendent (Mr. W. R. Deeble) was voted to the chair, and in the course of an excellent address remarked that a meeting had been held in Hobart, at which the General Manager presided, when it was unanimously decided to starfr a patriotic fund in aid of the soldiers now fighting for the Empire in South Africa. It was considered the best results could be obtained by receiv ing subscriptions fortnightly of not less than threepence per week, which would place the object within the reach of every member of the service, and at the same time those who might desire to contribute more substantially could of course do so, the whole of the con tributions to be entirely voluntary. The proposals were received with ap plaus...
IMPERIAL PATRIOTIC FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
* IIMPERIAL PATRIOTIC FUND. Reuter's Telegram Company have offered to remit any moneys collected for the patridtic fund free of exchange. It is understood that arrangements are being made for a concert at the Cliff Grounds ' on Wednesday evening next, the proceeds to be given to the patriotic fund.
OFF TO THE WAR. DELORAINE, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
OFF TO THE WAR. (From a Correspondent.) DELORAINE, Friday. Quite a large gathering of citizens made their way to the railway station on Tuesday last to wish bon voyage and safe return to Mr. Cyril Beresford (son of our respected superintendent of police) on his departure to South Africa. Before leaving, the secretary, on behalf of the Westward Ho Dra matic Club, of which Mr. Beresford was a member, presented him with a set of gold links, and in a few well-chosen remarks expressed sorrow at his sever ing his connection with the club; at the same time they felt proud of him for the pluck he had shown, and sure that when he reached South Africa he would do his duty, and if he should have the misfortune to be shot it would not be in the back. He hoped, however, he would come out of every battle as little harmed' as he did after taking the part of the soldier in "British. Born." Mr. Beresford, suitably replied, and' as the train moved off three hearty cheers were given for him, and the c...
THE CONTINGENT FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
T'HE: CONTINGENT FUND. The requisition presented to the Mayor, and referred to in yesterday's issue, asking him to convene a public meeting to place the Tasmanian con tingent fund on a proper footing, is published to-dray. With it is his Worship's reply, convening the meet ing for 8 o'clock on Monday at the Town Hall.
STOCK AND SHARE MARKETS FRIDAY, JANUARY 5. Sales. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
STOCK AN D SUiA E R+; ARi(rETLS FRIDAY, JANiTARY 5. Sales. Launceston Stock Exchange. - Gold - White Pinafore, 2s 6d. Miscellaneous North Mount Farrell, 2s .9d. City Stock Exchange. - Gold - New Monarch, 3s. ' Tin-Ringarooma Dredg ing, 2s Sd (two sales). Closing Quotations. Launc'st'nI City I Hobarb Stock Stock Stock IExchange. IExchange. Exohang 13. I S. I B. !. IB. J I3. Gold. Federal.. - /4 /2 - - - Do. pd. /5 /9 /3 - - - Hunkin .. - - 60/ 65/ - - L. Woud'r /2 - - /4 /2 /7 Mabel.... - 1/1 /9 1/2 - - Do. pd. 1/4 1/7 - - - - Moonlig't /2%' - /2 /4 - - '. P'fore 1/11 2/4 2/ - - 3/ N. Mon'h, 3/ 3/2 2/11 3/1 2/8 - C. Ringa rooma .. - 2/6 1/9 - - - Tasmn'nia 100/ - 100/ - 100/ 110/ A. West 1/4 - 1/6 - - - North .. /6 1/3 - - - Volunt'r -- /2 /4 /1 / East.... - - - /1% - - White Pinafore 2/4 2/8 2/ - - - Do. pd. 2/6 2/9 2/ - - - Silver. Comet ... /6 - - - /3 /8 Fah - Ore - - - 1/ - - Magnet .. 30/ - - - - North .. - 7/6 - - - - Oonah ... - - - - 1/ 1/7. Do. pd. - - 1/ - - - Ren. Bell --...
WRECK OF A STEAMER. TWENTY-TWO LIVES LOST. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
WRECK OF A STEAMER. TWENTY-TWO LIVES LOST. The steamer Borgbhese foundered off the coast of Finisterre. Twenty-two of the crew were drowned, but nine others were picked up. [The Borghese was an iron screw steamer, of 2044 tons gross register. She was built in 1870 at Sunderland to the order of Messrs. Raeburn and Verel, and was classed" as 100 Al at Lloyd's.]
MELBOURNE STOCK EXCHANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
MILBOURNE STOCK EXCHANGB. The stock and share market was In tensely languid, and in the absence of support, values in several stocks showed a perceptible shrinkage. Those influencd by the prevalence of dull connections were chiefly West Australian and Tasmanian Ventures. Sales. B.H. Block 10, £5 12s; ditto Proprietary, 42s Gd. South Broken, 19s 3d. North Broken, 14s. Mount Lyell, £8 Gs, £8 5s Gd. Mount Lyell Blocks, 10s 9d, 10s 6d, 10s 9d. Colonel North, 2s. Great Southern Lyell, 11d, 10od. Chillagoe R.M., 26s 3d, 25s, 23s 79d. Tyndall, £8. Associated' Gold Mines, £G 5s, £6 3s. Great Boulder, 33s 6d, 33s 3d, 32s 9d, 33s. Lake View South, 13s 6d. A letter from the boy who shot three D3oers, Trumpeter Shurlock, of the 5th Lancers, was published before the last English mails left in the "Aldershot News." It was written in high spirits on the eve of Elandslaagte, when he had just been congratulated on his re volver practice. "All the other boys," 'writes the little trumpeter, age:d 16, ...
MRS. KATE FRASER OF ST. KILDA. VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FRONT. SCOUT, SPY, SHARPSHOOTER. OFFER TO THE COMMANDANT. HER REMARKABLE CAREER. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
511RS. KATE FRASER OF ST. KILDA. --- 0 VOLUNTEERS FOR THE FRONT. SCOUT, SPY, SHARPSHOOTER. OFFER TO THE COMMANDANT. HER REMARKABLE CAREER. Since the despatch of a second Vic torian contingent for service in South Africa was decided upon, the papers have been lilled daily with the latest news of the volunteering, and the name of each new candidate has been eagerly seized upon for publication in the daily expanding lists. There is, however, one name, and that far the most re markable of all, which (states the Mel bourne "Herald" of Thursday) has es caped the notice of the keen-eyed scribes. It is that of Mrs. Kate Fraser, widely known in connection with the sensa tional shooting case at St. Kilda. Mrs. Fraser,'it will be, remembered, is now on bail on a charge of wounding with intent her' husband, Paul Wilkes Fraser. Mrs. Fraser was yesterday introduced to the Attorney-General, Mr. Irvine, to whom she submitted a remarkable pro posal. Pointing out that some months musi.necessarily ela...
NOTHING EQUAL TO CHAMBERLAIN'S PAIN BALM. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
NOTHING 1EQUAL TO CIT'MBER LAIN'S PAIN BALM. Richard Payne, of Tehachapi, Call fornia, U.S.A., says:-"I have used Chamberlain's Pain Balm for the past five years, and for sprains, bruises, and rheumatism there is nothing equal to it.. I .hink no family should keep house without this liniment. By do ing so they would save themselves many an ache and pain." For sale by all dealers. Large size 3s, small Is Gd. Hatton and Laws, wholesale agents, Iaunceston.*-4. A wealthy gentlemnu, who owns a coun try seat, onl one occasion nearly lost his wife, who fell into a river which flows through his estate. He announced the narrow escape to his friends, expecting their congratulations. One of them--an old bachelor-wrote as follows:-"I always told you that river was too shallow.' EAT JONES' IXL JAMBS.* ..
MRS. FRASER'S STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
MRS. FRAaER'S STORY. In her own cosy drawing-room at St. Kilda, Mrs. Fraser explained to a "Herald" representative the motives which had led her to form her project, and the facts on which she relied for her ability to successfully carry it out. Naturally he was amazed that a slight and graceful woman should have de liberately made up her mind to under take a mission fraught with dangers and difficulties which might well appall the bravest and most reckless man. But, as Mrs. Fraser went on, speaking in the pretty Devonshire accent, which is in itself a charm, the "Herald" nian, by no means prone to be sympathetic, became .convinced that however wild the scheme might seem, Mrs. Fraser was at least thoroughly convinced in her own mind of its possibility; and that if there is one woman in Australia fitted to carry it out, that woman is Mrs. Fraser. "I formed the idea," she said, "that I might be of some assistanos from reading the accounts of the war, and of the slaughter among our bra...
THE WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
THE WEATHER. During the early hours of yesterday morning steady rain fell in the city and the wind changed to southerly, thus cooling the atmosphere consider ably. The wind shifted to the north west at midday, and the weather in the afternoon was fairly warm. What little rain has fallen in' the counrtry Will be appreciated, but a lot more Is needed. LONGFORD, Friday. Fifteen points of rain fell here dur ing last night, which was greatly ap preciated. This, with Wedntesday night's storm, has cooled the atmos phere considerably and proved a boon to men of weight, who can now move about as heretofore with more comfort and agility. RINGAROOMA, Thursday. The weather during the past week has been excessively hot, registering 95 in the shade on several days. Hap pily a change took place last night, when a very heavy thundle:rstorm (pre ceded in the afternoon by a duststorm) came along, accompanied by vivid lightning, the surrounding hills being rendered visible with levery flash.
DR. FRASER'S CONDITION. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
DR. FRASER'S CONDITION. Dr. Fraser is still in Mrs. Evan's private hospital, and he is making steady but gradual progress towards recovery. Sua: "Doesn't a man's second love usu ally differ from his first, Charlie?" He. "Yes; she generally hba more money." Whcn two young persons think they ar, one, they act, in nlile instances ont. of ten, as if they thought they wero everybody. Sheridan threatened to cut his son off with a shilling. "You don't happen to have that shilling about you?" said the hopeful. A sign over a negro cabin In Liberty County, Georgia, reads: "I Teaches Folks to Reed and Rite an' do figgers in their heads." Tho Latest.--The "lateet" is always to be found in the "Examiner," the oldegt ainly paper Jn Taemanbs. EAT JONES' IXL JAMS.*
A TOUCHING INCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
A TOUCHING INCIDENT. A Ladysmith nurse, writing on Octo ber 26 to London, said:-"A touching little scene happened yesterday. One of the Gordons had his arm amputated; a Boer in the next bed had his arm taken off in exactly the same place. I took charge of the latter as he was brought from the theatre, and on his becoming conscious the two poor fellows eyed each other very much, till our good-natured Tommy could bear it no longer. 'Sister,' he called, 'give him two cigarettes out of my box, and tell him I sent them. Here is a match; light one for him.' I took the cigarettes and the message to the Boer, and he turned and looked at Tommy in amazement, and then, quite over come, he burst into tears, and Tommy did the same, and I am, afraid I was on the point of joining in the chorus. but time would not permit." taking itself for the entire procession. A little boy having lost his balloon, his sister said: "Never mind, Neddy, when you die and go to heaven, you'll dit it." A mani refused ...
VESSELS DUE FROM OVERSEA PORTS. FROM LONDON. [Newspaper Article] — Examiner — 6 January 1900
VESSEI,S DUE FROM OVERSEA PORTS. FROM LONDON. At Launceston.-Queen Mab, bk., sailed September 14, via Hobart, 114 days out. Norman M'Leod, Italian bik., sailed Octo ber 19, 79 days out. Luna, bk., sailed De cember 8. 29 days out. Carl, bk., to sail January 15. At Hobart.--Queen Mab, bk., sailed September 14, 114 days out. Norman M'Leod, Italian bk., sailed October 19, 79 days out. Luna, bk., sailed December 8, 20 days out. Romanoff, ship, sailed October 17, 81 days out. Carl, bk., to sail January 15, via Launceston. Aotea, s. (S.S. and A. Co.), duo on Monday. Rua bine, s. (N.Z.S. Co.), due on January 22. FROM GEFLE. At Hobart.-Bargauy, bk., to have sailed October 15. FROM PORT LUDOW (AMERICA). At Launceston-Honoipu, sch., sailed No vember 26, 41 days out. FROM HUDIKSVAL (SWEDEN). At Launceston-Gers, ship, sailed Sep temnber 1, 127 days out. FROM KAIPARA (NEW ZEALAND). At Launceston.-Carin, sch., to sail. Aotea, s. (Shaw, Savill, and Albion Co.), is expected to arrive at Hobart on Mo...