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Bail at Quigley's Hall. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
Bail at Quigley's Hall. On St. Patrick's night a plain and fancy dress ball was held at Quigley's Hall in aid of the Catholic Church. There was a very large attendance, about fifty couples being present. The dresses were very pretty, amongst the most attractive of the fancy costumes being " Doctoress of Music," " Esmeralda," " Night." and the " Lass that Loved a Sailor." The Warden (Mr Davis), the Mayor (Mr Wilson), and Mr Moran, M.L.A., were present. Mr O'Brien acted as Master of Ceremonies. A programme was got through of eighteen dances, the affair altogether passing off most successfully, and reflecting credit on the committee, especially Miss Quigley and Miss Reynolds. The treasurer, Miss O'Neill, will he enabled to hand a satisfactory balance to the Rev. Father Deasy, The following ladies were amongst those present : Miss O'Neill, " Doctoress of Music." Miss Quigley, " Esmeralda." Mics Montague, " The Lass that Loved the Sailor." Miss Anderson, " Night." Miss Reynolds, picture ...
Kalgoorlie Municipal Affairs. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
Kalgoorlie Municipal Affairs. [From MINER, March 19.] THE Town Council have aroused them selves from their apathetic state to the extent of deciding to hold a meeting this evening. A certain amount of laxiness is to be expected in the manage went of public affairs on these fields. The pursuit of wealth is too hot to allow men much time to devote themselves to the interests of the community generally, and besides the majority of the residents are not yet sufficiently settled in the town to feel any keen desire to advance the public weal. Allowing for all this we would be lacking in our duty to the public were we not to ~epress agreement with the general opinion that now exists that the Council have been woe fully lax in their duty. We have on many occasions praised the splendid work they have done as a Board of Health, and we have no wisl: to detract from their labors in the least in that most important respect, but the Council cannot rest for ever in a progressive community such as ...
A School for Kalgoorlie. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
A School for Kalgoorlie. IT appears incredible that a town of such size and importance as Kalgoorlie shoul. be neglected by the Government as regards school accommodation. The only way to account for the absence of a school here is that it must have be'n an oversight on the part of the Education Department, as towns in the colony in which the need has not been so very urgent have lately been provided with schools. In December last we advo cated in these columns the establish ment of a school in Kalgoorlie, and in that month the Mayor telegraphed to the Premier urging the erection of a school building and the appoint ment of a schoolmaster, with the result that the request was granted. and the Premier instructed the Minister of Education to take the necessary, steps at once. Since that, however, nothing has been done, althc ugh the population has considerably increased and the need has accordingly become greater. The matter, notwithstanding its great im portance to Kalgoorlie,. evide...
The Proposed Exemption. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
The Proposed Exemption. [From MINER, March 19.] NOT a little consternation was aroused amongst the majority of the residents of this district by the announcement a couple of days ago that the Warden had telegraphed to the Minister of Mines, asking that a general exemption be granted on the East Coolgardie gold field during the next week, and that a holiday be given to the Warden's officials for the same term on account of the festivities to be held in Coolgardie in connection with the opening of the railway to that town. When making the announcement, we pointed out that the granting of the request would be detrimental to the interests of these fields, and that the persons in the dis trict are few and far between who are desirous of giving up work to attend next week's celebration in Coolgardie, more especially as in a couple of months there will be another and greater celebration to mark the com pletion of the line to Kalgoorlie. Yes terday a telegram was posted on the door of the W...
TASMANIA. HOBART, March 22. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
TASMANIA. HOBART, March 22. The Launceston eight-oared crew for competition in Championship Race against Victoria leaves by the Pateena on Monday. The West Tasmanian Gold Company has been successfully floated. To-day the magisterial proceedings in connection with the destruction of a dairy, at a farm at Taliska, by fire, against six members of the Gee family were commenced. The case is likely to last some time.
QUEENSLAND. BRISBANE, March 22. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
QUEENSLAND. BRISBANE, March 22. The Full Court have delivered judg ment in the appeal case Burns, Philp, and Co. v. Howard Smith & Co. The Court ordered tkat the findings of the jury in answer to certain questions should be set aside and a new trial held as to the issue involved therein, the respondents to pay the costs of appeal. The case referred to the Leura and Dairy Maid collision at Townsville sometime back. A proclamation will be issued to morrow, prohibiting the recruiting of Pacific Island laborers from Torres Island until further notice.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. A JOURNALIST'S HOUSE ROBBED. ADELAIDE, March 24. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. A JOURNALIST'S HOUSE ROBBED. ADELAIDE, March 24. At Rose Park on Saturday the resi dence of Mr F. Johns, of the " Register " reporting staff, was ransacked by burg lars, who stole a number of Masonic jewels, and a quantity of silver plate and some clothing. Two men, Thomas Masters and Thomas Matthews, well known criminals, have been arrested on a charge of having committed the robbery. On Matthews was found one of the Masonic emblems, while in Masters' possession a silk handkerchief bearing Johns' signature was discovered. LATER. Masters and Matthews were to-day committed for trial for burglary.
Kalgoorlie Police Court. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18. (Before Messrs Davis and Fielding, R.M's.) [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
Kalgoorlie Police Court. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 18. (Before Messrs Davis and Fielding, R.M's.) Patrick Egan was charged with disorderly conduct on the Recreation Ground on St. Patrick's Day. He admitted the charge and was fined £5. William Thomas Wrighteou admitted a charge of disorderly conduct in Hannan street at about five o'clock on Tuesday. Fined 5Bs, in default 14 days' imprison ment. Alfred Jackiman was charged with dis orderly conduct in Hannan-street on Tues day, March 17th. Accused denied the charge. Constables Goodridge and Reynolds deposed that accused used very bad language. The accused said he bore a good character in the town. He was drunk at the time but believed he did not use any bad language. Fined 50s. George Ryan was fined a like amount on a charge of disorderly conduct in Hannan street. W. Drysdale, who failed to appear in answer to a charge of disorderly conduct, had his bail (£3) estreated. John Donovan was charged with dis orderly conduct at Broad Arrow on March 1...
COOLGARDIE NEWS. March 18. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
COOLGARDIE NEWS. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) [BY TELEGRAPH.] March 18. Frederick Palmer, aged 87 years, a native of Rochdale, near Manchester, England, died in the hospital yesterday from fever. He was admitted on February 20. His friends live in Mel bourne. The wires are now erected 25 miles out from Coolgardie on the Norseman telegraph line. As soon as instructions are given arrangements will be com pleted for an office to be opened at Londonderry. Mr Jackson, an operator in the Menzies telegraph office, died from fever yesterday. He went to Menzies on January 29, and developed fever two weeks ago. Two other operators from the same office, Messrs Shaw and Thornton, are in the Coolgardie hospital suffering from the same disease. Mr I. J. K. Cohn has secured the contract for the carriage of material on the Dundas-Eucla telegraph line, the price being £30 18s per mile. Another rich strike was made in the Londonderry on Monday night. Very rich stone was struck at the 200ft level in ...
Black Flag. March 20. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
Black Flag. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) March 20. ,The violent storm which burst over this place last Friday was preceded by intense heat, but the distant peals of thunder and vivid lightning did not prepare us for the suddenness of the cyclone. The thunder, which came like the rattle of a hundred gatling guns, the lightning with its thousand forks, and the rain, or rather, torrents of water, surpassed anything experienced by the oldest inhabitant. In a few minutes tents were converted into ribbons, and dry lakes into sheets of water. 'The latter have since be come the resorts of ducks and frogs. Music is discoursed by the latter without an in terval during the night. The effect of these rains has been to almost stop traffic by teams, and it looks at present as though we were within measurable distance of afamine. The abundance of water which may be found in all directions is a good thing for prospectors and "speckers," but it will retard shaft sinking and other kinds of develop m...
THE COURTS. Warden's Court. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18. (Before Mr. L. R. Davis, R.M.) [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
THE COURTS. --o- Warden's Court. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18. (Before Mr L. R. Davis, R.M.) Hearing of objection to application for lease No 3063 by Alfred Ramsden. Mr Harney for the objector, Mr Hare for the applicant for the lease. Alfred Ramsden deposed that he was holder of lease 291.. An application for for feiture was made by Austin. and recom mended by the Warden. The lease was for feited. He received notice of forfeiture by registered letter on February 27th. He pro duced notice of forfeiture. On March 9th he came in and re-pegged the ground. He posted notice of marking for the lease and two summonses. Then lodged an application for the lease. Produced receipt for applica tion fees. Afterwards the other notices were sent to him by his agent and posted on the lease. Before re-pegging the ground made inquiry as to whether Austin had exercised his preferential right, and found he had not. Cross-examined by Mr Hare : His sons posted the notice of application signed by the registrar. He ...
The Council and their Officers. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
The Council and their Officers. At the conclusion of the ordinary business at the Municipal Council meeting on Thurs day evening Cr Lee said he had a matter of importance which he wished to bring up. He would ask the Town Clerk if he had acted as broker to the Maggie Moore or any other company. The Town Clerk : No. I sold the mine to Mr J. S. Reid, and without my permission my name was placed on the prospectus as a broker. Cr Lee: Did you take steps to have your name withdrawn? The Town Clerk : Yes ! I wrote a letter instructing Mr Reid to withdraw my name. Cr Lee : And was your name withdrawn? The Town Clerk : I don't know. Cr Lee : Well I have received complaints about this matter. It is a matter of public talk. There are complaints about the sani tary state of the town, and I know they are well founded, for I have inspected the place often, and found things very bad. Another complaint is that the Town Clerk is over-officious. He hampers people coin ing to the town. Why, if it had...
Kalgoorlie Municipal Council. THURSDAY, MARCH 19. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
Kalgoorlie Municipal Council. THURSDAY, MARCH 19. Preseut : Ors. Wilson (Mayor). Lee and Fimister. The minutes of previous meetings were read and adopted. THE MAYOR'S REPORT. The Mayor apologised for the absence of Cr. Nethercott, who was prevented from attendance by urgent business in Coolgardie. It was some time since the last meeting had been held. and lie noticed that the MINER had charged them with neglecting their duties. The reason for not holding a meeting sooner was the absence of council lors. He had been absent himself for a fort night in Perth on Clause 11 deputation. He ' was sorry that a meeting had not been held before, as there were several matters of im portance which required attention. When in Perth lie saw the Premier and Minister of Lands re the proposed townsite at the Boulder; and they were strongly against any township being gazetted. The Premier had also promised to assist in the matter of the Black Flag road. Some councillors had spoken about Mr Bartlett be...
The Order of St. John of God. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
The Order of St. John of God. On Wednesday night a public meeting was held at Solomon's Hall for the purpose of arranging for the establishment of a hospital in connection with the nursing order of St. John of God. There was a good attendance. The Mayor (Mr J. Wilson) occupied the chair, and the following gentlemen had seats on the platform :-Bishop Gibney, Rev Father Deasy, Mr Morar:, M.L.A.. Drs O'Meehan, Mattei. and Brownless, Messrs Dwyer, Lee, Taylor. Jephson, Davies, Thompson. Forbes, and Bower. Apologies were received from Messrs Pil. kington. Rosenthal, Reynolds, McMahon, Whelan. De Rose, and others. The Chairman said that everyone in Kal gocrlie should and would sympathise with the object of the meeting. He read a tele gram from Mr H. K. Corry, Bulong, stating that the I 0 U would support Kalgoorlie in its effort to secure the services of the Sisters. He said the nurses were especially needed for their work, and any institution of this kind was sure to meet with the support...
LOCAL SHARE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
LOCAL SHARE MARKET. Linton & Saunders evening COen Caji report: Stock Buy Sell Sales Boulder N. Extended 2/3 2/10 Craesus Proprietary 116 1191171/8 1/9 1,10 Hannan's Vic. Cross 3/0 3/1 Lady Bountiful, pro 5/3 5/6 5/6 Lady Bountiful, con 2/8 3/0 Maritana Extended... 2/1 2/3 ... Railway Ventures ... 6/4 6/9 ... Brown Hill Junction 319 4/6 Great Oversight ... 3/7 3/9 3/9 Rose and Shan. rock.... 2/2 2/7 ... J. Miller & Co.'s evening Open Call re port : Stock Buy Sell Sales Alhambra North ... 17/6 22/6 ... Hodgkinson... .... 4/0 5/6 Slug Hill Consols ... 0/9 1/0 Crwesus Proprietary 1/6 1/7 1/6 1/7
SPORTING. CANNING TURF CLUB. PERTH, March 24. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
SPORTING. CANNING TURF CLUB. [BY TELEGRAPH.] PERTH, March 24. The following entries were received yester day for the Action Stakes to be run off at the Canning Turf meeting next Saturday : Oburne's Maggie, Thompson's Tom, Lawton's Will o' the Wisp, Woods' Nimrod II., Fire. brace's Hampton, Stephens's Glentramie. The following are the scratchings for the other events: Flying Stakes.-Florrie, Tareena, Miss Boolka, Primrose. Railway Haudicap.-Miss Boolka. Main stay. Final Handicap.-Locyville, Mainstay.
Unseaworthy Vessels. MELBOURNE, March 19. [Newspaper Article] — Kalgoorlie Western Argus — 26 March 1896
Unseaworthy Vessels. [BY TELEGRAPH.] MELBOURNE, March 19. The Board appointed to enquire into the charges made by Mr Sangster, M.L.A., against Marine Board officials and others for neglect of duty, has resumed its sittings. The condition of the s.s. Wendouree was further enquired into, and evidence was taken even more startling than yesterday. A boiler-maker who was engaged repairing the vessel declared that there was a large vent in the bulkhead, which was supposed to be water-tight. Holes could be seen on the other side. John McKenzie, marine surveyor and master mariner, had been 30 years at sea, and out of that he was 11 years in command. He had heard the evidence as to the state of the Wendouree. If she were half as bad as stated she ought to have been called back and stopped, as she was totally unfit to go outside the Heads. A heavy sea would burst the deck in. The Wendouree was built in 1882, and had never been exami ned by a Lloyd'ssurveyor since. Taking the evidence in globo...