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Ball at Bogantungan. FAST AND FURIOUS FUN. THE KILTIES' SAD TRCUBLE. [FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
B&ll &t Bogaatuagaa. FAST AND FURIOUS FUN. THE KILTIES' SAD TBCUBLE. [FEOM A CORRESPONDENT.] THE railwaymen in Bogan held a plain and fancy dress ball on Wednesday night; this was to celebrate their leaving the district, as it is expected for some time back that the majority are going to be transferred on the opening of the line through to Longreach. There was a great muster of the railway staff and their friends and the pnblic generally of Bogan; and the dresses of all, and especially of the ladies, bad to be seen to be believed. One going through, or even stopping in the little township for a holiday, would not credit that more than a score or so of ladies could be got together to have an affair of this kind ; but when stepping into the ball-room at 8.30 p.m. one was dazzled by the rich cos tumes and fancy dresses of about fifty or sixty ladies, a stranger's admiration and amazement knew no bounds. The ball was started with a grand march, which was gone through by ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
WATCHE8, GLSANED,'8s. (FIVESHIL LIN(JS).~- On account pf tbe enonnons increase in EDGAR'S Watch Repairing Trade, he has been compelled to import the most improved appliances, and also additions to his large 8taff of Workmen, thereby he is now enabled to REDUCE THE CLEANING OF WATCHES TO 5s. CASH. Tbe Mann factoring of ail kinds of JEWELLERY and CUTTING OF OPALS has now become an important industry in Central Queensland, every Article in Stock cat down to LowEsr POSSIBLE PRICES.-W, G. J. EDGAR, Prac tical Watchmaker, &c., East-Street, Rock hampton, [ADVT.] HOTEL KEEPEES, Storekeepers, and busi« ness people in general, send a £1 note to tbe CHAMPION Office, and receive within 48 hours (if in town) three packets best rnled note and 400 envelopes, beautifully printed. The South Queensland Wine Company's (Ipswich) Wines-Bed and White-are now on the market. They are thoroughly matured and highly recommended for Invalids. A trial is respectfully solicited. For sole by all Wine end ...
Waifs cmd Strays. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
Waifs cmd Strays. NEWS WOB received in Barcaldine lost week 1 of tlie serious illness of Mr. William Savage, who was travelling on hiB way south from : Normanton suffering from brain fever. The case was considered so grave when the I Satient reached Thursday Island on Satur ay that Mr. and Mrs. Savage took the train yesterday intending, if necessary, to meet the steamer on the coast down. MB. LLOVD-Jokes was the .recipient on: Saturday of a requisition, signed by twenty electors of the Barcoo, asking him. to favor them with an exposition of his opinions on the political situation. Mr. Lloyd-JoneB is too old a bird to be caught with chaff, and he deolined to express any opinion whatever until he had consulted bis partner in Book hampton. SiifCB the holidays the Barcaldine State School haB had the Btaff of teachers increased. With Mr. CollinB, the head master, the staff now numbers seven. Miss Swain, who joined the staff this year, is only lately out from England, and holds the best c...
LATEST NEWS BY CABLE AND WIEE. [PER REUTER'S AGENCY.] LONDON, Saturday. RELIGIOUS TEACHING. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
LATEST NEWS BY CABLE AND WIEE. [PEB REUTER'S AGENCY.] LONDON, Saturday. RELIGIOUS TEACHING. A bill lias been introduced into the Ger man Reichstag making religiouB teaching compulsory in schools. The measure is being vehemently opposed by the National Liberals. M. Caprivi, in the course of a speech, bit terly reproached them for desertion, and warned them that they were opposing a weapon against atheism in the present troublous times. He concluded by abruptly leaving the House, followed by the Ministry. HOERIBLE OCTEAGES. The man Schneider and his wife have been sentenced to death at Vienna. Schneider had enticed servant girls into the woods on the outskirts of Vienna, where he outraged, murdered and robbed them, his wife helping. The details of the crimes were most revolt ing. A BLOCK OF GOODS. There is a tremendous block of goods on the French frontier awaiting admission be fore the tariff is enforced. THE N.S.W. LABOE PABTT. Sir Henry Forkes, in an article in the Contemporary Rev...
VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, Monday, [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
VICTORIA. HEI/BOUBNE, Monday, Jjieutenaut Fercy Uliirnstde was kicked by a horse at Werribee yesterday. He had his nose broken in four places, a large hole was made under the right eye, and the lower lip was hanging. A piece of the lower jaw was knocked out of place, and both eyes were completely closed. The following axe non-acceptors for the Newmarket Handicap:-Sainfoin, Hartiog don, Newman, Impulse, Lord Hopeton, Qua lity, Babel, Bed Bose II, Wonpa, Gold Beef, Budolph, Steadfast, La Tosca, Golden Bing, Bloodshed, Badoo. Graduate, Fortsea, Tek sutD, Loyalstone, Benata, Medjadie, Yarraii, St. Albans II, Kelba, Kookaburra, and Brown and Gold. The following are non-acccptors lor the Australian Cop :-Propounder, Pigeontoe, Coreeze, Governor, Annesley, SVhakawai, La Tosca, Portland, Chintz, Olonard, Spot, Yarran, and Jack.
NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
NEW 80UTH WALES. STDNET, Monday. A telegram from LytUeton, Now Zealand, .Utet that a fire gutted the after put of the .hip Erereit. The cargo of ahile wog unin A drunken,row took place in Sydney on Saturday niglit, resulting in the death of a young Norwegian named Anderson. The international cricket match, was re sumcd on Saturday. The Australians in their first innings made 144. The English in their first innings 306, of which Abel scored 130 not out. Abel was the first in to bat and the last to leave the wicket. Evening. All tbe large tailors' shops were besieged to-day by men wishing re-engagement. A very small proportion were successful. Tbe Association of Employers will discuss tbe matter when the strike is officially declared off. The losses to tbe men through (be strike on tbe basis of wages at £2 per week is £7,800. A fatal blasting accident took place at Glenbroofc tunnel on Saturday. Two men were injured, of whom one bas since died. The combined Australian Eleven in their ...
The Western Champion. Vita sine literis more est. BARCALDINE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1892. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
t u Vita tint Uteris vtori ett. BARCALDINE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2,1892. TEE Australian Pastoralist in a lead ing article directs attention to a condi tion of affairs existing in the pastoral districts of Queensland, which has for a long time been painfully apparent to all intelligent observers who have had the pleasure or misfortune to reside in the interior of Queensland for a number of years. It has always been our con tention that the supply of labor has been considerably in excess of the demand during the last few years, occasioned principally by the large influx of shearers and fined laborers, who have crossed the border of Queens land from the other colonies, attracted by the reports of high wages so indus trously circulated and often exagger ated by the southern press. It will be remembered that from statistics collected among the men out of work during last year's strike, that in this colony the average earnings per shearer for the year 1890 waB computed at less than £30, and ...
ODDS AND ENDS FROM LONGBEACH. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
ODDS AND ENDS FROM LONGBEACH. uck 6pOcial reporter mailing on Friday says: -The mail from Hfracombe arrived by buggy at noon to-day. I hear the roads are in a ter rible state. Forest Grove and other mails can not be despatched owing to state of roads and rise in river. The weather having taken up building operations arc again in full swing a large number of hands being employed.-About seven inches of rain has fallen at Maneroo. Sub-Inspector White arrived from Barcaldine on Friday.-The Champion in its new form is much admired here, and there is every pro bability that the proprietors vrill be well repaid in the near future for the expense, &c., incurred in issuing it in its new garb.-The rain has played sad havoc with the streets, it being impossible to step out of the business premises without going to one's boot tops in mud. This is a matter which the Divisional Board will probably remedy at once, as road metal is plentiful and cheap. On this matter it may be well to point...
Barcoo Independent. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
Barcoo Independent. Tbe tocsin bas Bounded and local politicians are girding on tbeir armor in preparation for the contest to fill tbe vacancy in tbe repre sentation of tbe Barcoo, caused by tbe death of onr late member, Mr. F. R. Murphy. Already have tbe two great opposing forces, the pastoralistsand the labor party, announced the names of their respective champions, and tbe air is thick with rumors of other candid ates of all shades of opinion. From present appearances it seems that quite a plethora ot aspirants to legislative honors will woo tbe electors between this and nomination day, when doubtless tbe number will be thinned and not more than two, at the outside three, will dare the ordeal of the ballot bos. Mi. Hill is not unknown on the Barcoo, having some time ago owned AvingtoD station, and he is, we believe, at the present time the only remaining trustee of the Blackall racecourse. From 1885 to 1888 he sat in the Legislative Assembly as a member for tbe Cook electorate, w...
HOW TO CURE MARSUPIAL SKINS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
HOW TO CURE MARSUPIAL SKINS. WE are in receipt of the following circular from the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Bockbampton, on the treat* ment of marsupial skinsOur Sydney man ager has several times lately drawn attention to the.large number of marsupial skins arriv ing in Sydney in weevily condition, thereby affecting the sale and resulting in reduced pro fits to scalpers/ To avoid this unsatisfactory result we recommend the following plan of action which, If carried out thoroughly, will enable scalpers to increase their earnings very considerably through higher prices being riven for their elans, when the marsupial is being skinned the tail should be cut, off say 3 to 6 inches from the rump, as the' skin !b more valuable and tends a readier sale than when the tail is left on. Avoid the use of salt or ashes in drying, and directly after' pegging the skin out to dry in a shady place (making it as.square u possible) paint itwell with a solution of arsenic prepared ...
The Bazcoo Electorate. THE WRIT ISSUED. CANDIDATES NOMINATED. BRISBANE, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
The Bazcoo Electorate. THE WBIT ISSUED. OANDIDATESNQMINATED. Bbisbane, Thursday. THE speaker cas issoea ms writ tor tne election of ft member of the Legislative Assembly for tfae Barcoo Electorate, in the place of the late Mr. F. R. Morphy. The nomination day is fixed for Wednesday, February I7th, polling day, Saturday, 6 th March. THE news of the nnexpected and lamented death of Mr. F. R. Murphy has hardly pene I trated to the oonfines of the electorate for which be was twice returned to Parliament, before the' cold-hearted officials of the Assembly have issued the writ for a new election. The friends of the deceased mem ber in the midst of their, "mourning-ve called upon to look aronnd them for hismpwor. The eleoUon Vrill take plaoe at a mow in opportune tJnre,tor this part of tbe country has barely leoovered from a Mmggle Mftae whi6h «Tett aXMl(otion; tnasi fa&lt;|e wto ioito ulfuMiN ;is to be feared tbat'w jjnestlonof selecting a representative for the Barcoo will resolv...
THE FROZEN MEAT FRAUDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
THE FROZEN MEAT FRAUDS. Mn. A. CHOMBIE, of Stratlidarr Station in the £1ettourns Argus of the lltU ultimo, makes the following exceedingly pertinent remarks, with reference to the reason for the low prices. " When in London," he said, " having an occa sional hour to spare, L used to occupy my time in looking through the small butchers'shops and stalls in by-streets, i.e., quite away from fashionable and expensive parts of the town, and to my disgust I found that while our Queensland sheep were selling wholesale at 2|d and 3d per lb, the retailers were asking and obtaining 6|d and 7d per lb for the same mutton. In many cases it was being sold as home-grown meat, the vendors frequently denying that they ever sold frozen mutton. In the course of conversation one butcher re marked, . If I was starting again I would go in for frozen meat; there's more money in it. But Lord ! if I was to keep it now all my cus tomers would leave me.' He had not a single piece of mutton in his shop excepti...
RUMOURED DAMAGE TO RAILWAY EXTENSION. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
BOMOURED DAMAGE TO RAILWAY EX TENSION. iT was rumoured in town last week, that considerable damage had been done to the line between Longreach and llfracombe. Mr. Langtree, however, subsequently informed our reporter that the damage was but slight, caused mainly by the settling-down of some of the raised banks, and that the repairs'could be effected by men with trollies. He also said that the ballast engine would not run for a few days, and that the_ opening of the line might be delayed a little if the weather did not take up. The iron for the large tank at the station, for which Messrs. Burns and Twigg, of Rock hampton, are the contractors, has arrived at Longreach.
SPORTING [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
THESE was a meeting of the Committee of the Barcaldine Central Boeing Club held on Wednesday evening last at tlie secretary's' office. An attempt was made to induce j members to consent to hold an autumn meet- j ing about the middle of March, but the I Committee not wishing to imperil tho pre sent rosy position of the club by holding a meeting when there was an extreme pro bability of the weather interfering with the condition of the course and the financial proBpects of the club the idea was not entertained. Mr. Nolan, Mr. Downes, and 60me other gentlemen interested in racing were of opinion that a meeting about St. Patrick's day would be a brilliant financial success, and they agreed to hold a meeting guaranteeing all expenses provided the. committee of the Club would give them ufo of racecourse and privileges. This, after consideration, was_ agreed to, and-Subse quently tho proprietory issued their pro gramme winch is published elsewhere. It may be mentioned nere that the Barcald...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
Victoria Hospital. 3STJ3. ! MEMBERS of the above Institution are reminded that their Annual Subscrip tions are now dne. The Secretary wonld be glad to receive them as early as possible. ! C. H. FYSH, 2- Secretary. Notice. J. PAYNE DESIRES to notify the general public ' that he has started a Blacksmith's and Wheelwright's shop in Longreach, and hopes by strict attention to gain a fair share of support. Only first-class tradesmen em ployed. 4-9 Notice. TEE Public are cautioned against travel ling through our Tylden Block,. as there is no public road on that side of the Run. 8 THE PORTLAND DOWNS P. Co., LTD. Notice. NOTICE is hereby given that we intend to apply at the Land Court to be held at Aramac on 11th Februaiy, for Certificates of Fulfilment of Fencing Conditions on the undermentioned Grazing Farms, situated in the Aramac Land Agent's District: Np, I. Area of Selection, 20,000 acres; Applicant, Henry William Morgan; Farm No. 24, 3v; Parish of Pickwick, County of Bodney (grazingf...
COLONIAL AND INTERCOLONIAL. FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS. QUEENSLAND. TAMBO, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 2 February 1892
COLONIAL AND INTERCOLONIAL. FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENTS. QUEENSLAND. Tajebo, Monday. The members of the Great Western Downs Jockey Club meet on the 23rd to arrange for the annual meeting, and to elect officers and committee. The new series of the Western Champion is much admired here. The hospital wards are nearly completed and will be a great improvement. The annual meeting of the hospital subscribers takes place next Tuesday. Bbisbane, Monday. Sir Thomas M'llwraitli asserts that the statement that Queensland Treasury Bilh have been offered on the London market, for one year at 4fc per cent., is untrue, and that if the bills which mature ia four years are not placed at original price, they will pro bably be withdrawn. The Government can carry on, at present rate of loan expenditure, for another eighteen months, and during that period large sales of western lands will probably be effected. The Minister has already received enquiries for about half-a million acres in western and ...
PEOPLE'S PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892
PEOPLE'S PARLIAMENTARY ASSOCIATION. THE usual fortnightly^ meeting of the People's I Parliamentary Association was held last Thurs day night at Longreach. There were present a fair number ot members. The President, Mr. Mayne, occupied the chair. After the formal business bad been disposed of, it was proposed by Mr. Martin, seconded by Mr. Davies, " That the Secretary of the Association apply to the Minister for Lands for a grant of land on which to erect a Trades' Hall; also that Mr. Crombie, ML.A. for the district, bc written to on the same subject." It was resolved that all members of thc Association form themselves into a Committee, pledged to secure the return of Mr. T. J. Ryan to Parliament for the seat for the Barcoo, rendered vacant by the death of Mr. Murphy. A letter was ordered to be written to Mr. Ryan ve tho advisability of him addressing the electors herc, as there are a number of Barcal dine voters now resident in Longreach. A letter was received from Mr. Ryan, which s...
LONGREACH POLICE COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts — 9 February 1892
LONGREACH POLICE COURT. ON Wednesday, before the P. M. and Dr. Hewer, J.P., on tile application of the senior constable, the case against Patrick Foley, for illegally using a horse, was struck out. James Barns, on bail, charged with using obscene language, pleaded guilty. After hearing the evidence of the arresting constable, and cross examination by thc prisoner, the bench decided to discharge the prisoner on the grounds that the language complained of was not used in a public place. Richard Driscoll, charged with vagrancy, was discharged, thc P. M. giving liim notice to leave thc town within two days. Charles J. Henderson, charged on suspicion with setting fire to the stables at Maneroo sta tion, was admitted to bail-himself in £50, and two sureties of £25 each. The police applied for a remand for eight days, in order to pro duce witnesses. The case of Doolan, for care less use of fire, was struck out. This con cluded thc business.