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Towers Pastoral Society. (From the MINER.) [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 25 April 1891
Towers Pastoral Society. (From the MUTER.) THE postponement of the Towers Pastoral Association's Show, which has had to be made in consequence of the disturbances in the country, caused by the men now on strike in the western parts of the colony, is one of the first inconveniences that has been felt through the attitude as sumed by the so-called workers in the bush, and it is to be especially re gretted as it involves a breach of the agreement made between the Towers and Townsville Clubs as to alternate shows. The cause of the postpone ment is not far to look for. It is the same cause that is making business stagnant, and everything in the country come to a standstill, namely, the Shearers' Strike, and until the promoters of that precious movement are brought to see the folly of the action they are taking it will be quite impossible to briog about a normal condition of things. The loss to the district through the usual annual show not being he'd is much greater than might be imagine...
The "Courier" on the Situation. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 25 April 1891
The " Courier" ou tflie Situation. THERE is not muck need for a Parlia mentary inquiry into the causes of the present distress, for they are too obvious. Yet a not inconsiderable percentage of in telligent persons in the community are so liopelessly astray on this matter that no evi dence extracted by the most costly Royal Commission would convince them of their error. It is held by such persons that, the distress is wholly due to capitalistic selfish hobs. They point to Sir S. W. Griffith as a commanding figure heroically demanding for the workers their due share in the profits of labor, and they regard property j as robbery. Because a few young women j work long hours in towns for inadequate wages, it is held by such reasoners that the j shearers are to be applauded for refusing work at a pound a day during the season; and because there is no profit to the em ployer of labor at current rates of wages, and only one-half the workers in the country are employed, therefore wages ought...
Hughenden. WITH THE CHARTERS TOWERS COMPANIES AT HUGHENDEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 25 April 1891
Hugliendeu. WITH THE CHARTERS TOWERS COMPANIES AT HUGHENDEIT. As I thouglit, the weather changed to very stormy, and shows signs of continuing. This is rather a serious matter for us, as the soil here is of a vejy sticky black character, and comes up on one's boots in pounds, malringr walking a very difficult feat indeed. We are liking advantage of a fine interval to put down roadways of ashes around our impro visad barracks, not a bit too soon, for as I write, a heavy shower, which has been, threatening all the afternoon, has commenced to fall. A commodious guard house has been put up, in front of which our sentries will walk out * their lonely night watches. 5he Government has conveyedit& thanks to the men on duty in this district both through the officers and the Police Magistrate. It is to be feared that the wet weather will prevent the cricket match being finished, as the scoring oT runs on such ground would be impossible. The |d^L is generalthat there is wolfc in hand ...
Loss of a Steamer. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 25 April 1891
. XIIMSS of A Steamer. The loss of fiie British steamer Wesfc bourne in die Slack Sea was attended by exceptional suffering of the crew. Ofthe vessel's crew of twenty-five, four are aUr that; survive the ill-starred voyage, these ate lying prostrated by suffering in jfch© Odessa hospital, under the care of the* British consul. The "Westbo urne, an ordinary trading steamship, left Theodosia which is the ancient name of Taffa, south east of Crimea on November 25, laden with linseed,boundtoDunkuk. On the evening of her departure a gale set in, accompanied by « rapidly falling thermometer. The weather grew* so intensely cold that the wen were frozen to death in life-like posture at the wheel or "wherever their duty called them. Every sea that broke over the vessel fooze to her, making her sluggish and so heavy that she refused to ride the waves and became unmanage able. When the water gained entrance to the hold the cargo began to swell and" burst open the decks fore and aft. as though ...
Outrage in Madagascar. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 25 April 1891
I Outrage In 9ladagii§ear. The following letter to the Iioudon Times explains Hie cause of the execution of the Governor of Madagasear.as recently reported by our English telegrams:-" Sir-The rath less massacre which your Paris correspondent describes in the Times of this day is still more folly stated in the Madagascar JTetm of January 10, which this morning'6 mail has brought me from the island. In describing this terrible massacre the editor speaks of the influence for good which public opinion in England asserts upon the Malagasy Govern ment^ and refers with pleasure to a letter from me which appeared In the Time# of April lO last y«ar, exposing the cruel ties and horrors of the forced labor question. From a private letter received by the same mail l am informed that the liorrors of the massacre, so far from being exagger ated, are in the interests of public decency very considerably understated. The follow ing extract will, however, give some idea of the terrible nature of the ...
A NATIVE RISING. LONDON, April 22. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 25 April 1891
A NATIVE RISESTG. LONDON, April 22. I A serious native rising lias taken place in the Portnguese Island of" Bissao off tlie west coast of Africa. An engagement took place be tween a force of 6000 of tlie insur gent natives and 400 Portuguese native levies. The latter being de feated with a loss of four officers and 71 men killed and 22 wounded, the Portuguese Government at once reinforced the troops there.
A Romantic Career. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 25 April 1891
A Romantic Career. Frederick Stein, brother-in-law of the present Mikado of Japan (says ike Cincinnati Gazette), died in the Charity. Hospital on Blackwell's Island, New York, of a complication of diseases recently. He was forty-seven years of age, a German by birth, and he had a most romantic and chequered career. Stein was born at Cassel, Germany, of very wealthy parents, and after matriculating at Jena, was given the income from an investment of a hundred thousand francs, to nse as he deemed fit. He had a Jena professor ship of literature offered to him, but preferred to devote his younger years to travel. Starting: out at the age of twenty six years, he visited European countries, then took a trip to Algeria, and later went to Egypt, where he assisted the German archaeologists in the work of excavating the Ptolemaic tablets. At this time he became in timately acquainted with Bayard Taylor, and was a great aid to him also in the researches which the American traveller was then ma...
He was Smith of Pottsville. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 25 April 1891
He ivas Smilli ofPottetilfte. I had been dropped off the train at a small station in Nebraska and the train had been gone about ten minutes when a young mail rode up and called out to the landlord, who was "also station agent and telegraph operator. " Has the train passed ?" "Shehas," was the reply. *' Did you get a telegram from me to hold her here till I came ?" " One from Smith of Pottsville. That you ?" "Yes." - " I showed it to the conductor, and he said you must be fresh to think he could fool round here." " Said that, did lie ? Faw it was signed Smith, eh ?" "Yes." " Went right on just tlie same ?" &lt;fYes." " Didn't even ask what Smith ?" " Jfo." "Didn't express any anxiety, ehF" " "Not the least," " Weil, good-bye." " Hold on a bit. What's up!" " Oh, nothing much. My name is Smith, of Potfcsville, X was going to marry the con ductor's daughter this evening. Had to catch the train to get down there, you know." - "And "there is no other till after mid night !" " That...
Odds and Ends. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 25 April 1891
jOeotge H. Solder is one of the wealthier citizens off tan Marco, Texas. A few days «go he shot Ms wife dead. f, T.llc El^»&lt;>r William has given order* . "ww^a shall not be employed at night m any Government factory. ~ Japanese who have been educated abroad aT.1?ng a ,leadiug Part In the proceeding of me lower house of the nationalparliameht. Previous to the time of Elizabeth the only artwsle to assist in eating was the jack-knife. *Aich also sewed for sundry other puipose®. Just over 61,0:0 emigrants embarked from the various ports of the United Kingdom m the December quarter. Of these, 18.229 were foreigners. It lias been officially decided to begin the construction of the great Siberian Railway this year by laying down a few versts at the further end from Obdivostock. A unique specimen of a white frog, having Vth, ^Ide,n rims' was exhibited by Mr. Rowland Wasd, F.Z.8., at a recent conversazione at the Linnasan Society. A great strike has broken out in the sb® trade ...
Our Croydon Letter. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 25 April 1891
Our Croydon Letter. (FROM asm owxr COBBEBPO DEHT.) If ATX«b6 now on Croydon tune rather quiet, jibe abnormal wet season having stopped all heavy traffic, both to Normanton and the 3£theridge. The mines also ate suffering from an in flux of water, the larger portion, of them being under either total or partial exemption. The small quantity of stone being raised under these circumstances makes last quarter's returns look rather poor, bat not withstanding, it is propheated by competent judges that this year's returns will greatly exceed those of last year. Several of our leading claims are erecting improved machi nery. . . : The Mark Twain GLM Co. Iitd. have a Sowerful engine and gear now at lonuanton, i ut it is impossible to land it on the field untilafterthewet. - The Wanderer Gr.M. Co., an English com pany, is also getting up new machinery and a battery with all the latest gold-saving appliances, which will be erected on their property at Gulden Valley. The Homeward Bound Company's...
Scientific Notes. Hints to Prospectors. SUMMARY VIII. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 25 April 1891
Hint«toProspe«?tors. SUMMARY tot. In this concluding article of the Hints to Prospectors " series, I wilt try to gather up the threads of the subject-matter treatedof: Firstlv, then wiiat is to be done with a lamp of ore, or a stone* sus pected to cany something of value ? Nearly everyone would proceed to ? powder the ore And wash it, and, as * rah*, this simple process cannot be improved upon, save and except in the case of silver oreB, and for that I will give yon Mr. Cjj H- Aaron's test, as given in his "Practical Treatise " on testing and working - silver ores. Mr. Aaron says: &lt;'The ore should be ground fine, and then a few ounees areniixed with about one-tenth of its weight of salt, and one-twentieth of copperas. This is placed in ao old frying-pan and heated gently, so long as asmell of J burning sulphur can be noticed, the ma sr. being starred witii a thin bar of iron all the time. ^ After all the sulphur has been driven off, the heat is increased for a few minutes...