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ARAMAC. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 3 March 1880
AltAMAC. Police MnRiMratQ-T. S. Sword. Poet and Telegraph Master-W. II. Morison. Line Itcpatay-0. £. Blake. State School Tcoclicr Police Queensland National Bank-Manager, W. Fulton ; Accountant, J. liollis. . Medical Practitioner-Dr. Spark. Anunoc Jockey Club-V.\ J. Gardiner, hon. Sccretaiy. Avsotionccre-F. W. Kingston, B, Bhnrwood. Storekeepers-Thompson &Cashion; Tilbury & Co.; Bchueidcr & O'Brien ; J. Fnrrell. Hotels-Boyal-G. Porter; Ararnac, W". J Kingston. Chemist-W. B. Steel. Blacksmith-G. Porter. Civil Engineer-It. Quudling. Bootmaker-D.. O'Brien. Saddler-C. Moeser. Butchers-Bnrgoyne & Vines. Painter-H. Buriey. }>esnpttper Proprietor-W. J. Hodde. Stock and Station Agents-TilUuiy & Co., £S. Shanrood. Watchmaker-A. Iieiclicnb.ieti.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
IMPOUNDIMOS. IMPOUNDED at BlacknU from North ampton Downs, on March 1st, by order of J. C. Higginson, Esq. Driving expenses 4h. 6d. each, 1. Bed and 'White Cow, HC2 off ribs, split off car. 2. Bonn and White Cow, QX9 off rump, piece off bottom off car, indistinct brand off loin. 3. Red and White Cow, D5B near ribs, swallow tail off car. 4. Red and White Bull, unbranded. 5. lied and White Bull, unbranded. G. Roan Heifer, unbranded. 7. Yellow and White Woriung Bullock, blotch brand, like IOL off ribs, swallow tail off ear. 8. Bed and White Cow, 6FS off ribs. 9. lied and White titeer, JN9 over 9 near ribs. 10. White Bullock, B over W near rump. 11. White Heifer, JN9 over 9. 12. Bed Heifer, JN9 over 9. If not released on or before March 80th will be sold to pay expenses. JOHNMONAHAN, Pouiidkceper. IMPOUNDED at Blackali, from North ampton Downs, by order of J. C. Hig ginson, Esq., on February 28th. Driving exjMttises, 4s. 'Id. each. 1. Bay Gelding, 83 near shoulder, YA4 near thigh, FGO o...
SELECTED POETRY. THE AUCTIONEER'S HORSE. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
SELECTED POETRY. THE AUCTIONEER'S UORfiE. A pause-then "Going, going, gone!" Three hundred held him fn6t; The bidding stopp'd, the hammer droppNi, i And mine he was at last. I Then caroo the wisVd-for morning I When 1 mounted firxt my bleed Li triumphant expectation I'hat the gallop I should lead. Off 1 and hustling through the At the foremost fcncc wc fly ; One and nil my rivals elear'd it, j One and all-but where wa# I ? Like some equestrian htatuc Made of marble or of bras?, Or like a tree deep-rooted, We were fixtures on the grass. I turn'd again and faced it, Dcnlt the whij» uttd plied the spur, He toiteh'd it. with liih im-striJ, Hut no further would he Ntir. In vain 1 tried to coax, him, Tried to rouse hiiu with a shout, I raced him round the pasture, lint 1 never got him out. In despair I viewM the fast ones, Speeding onward in their Might ; Eyed with cuvy every *ti*aggler, Till the last was out of bight. Good indeed he was at Ktnying. Fur no power could move him on ; What m...
DISTRICT GAOL. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
Disritrcr GAOL. TO TIIE EDITOn. SIB,-Why advocate keeping criminals in the district by confining them in a gaol to be built nt" pome central point." Let them go. Wc can spare them. They lmvc come to us probably from district* where they were bred, Wc don't want & nursery for them licrc in order to have them when their time is served, and the chance of sending them to llock hatnpton in the end on their way to a marine residence, besides you have not shown that it would be cheaper to the country to keep tbem liere, or that they would have lietter discipline in a district gaol. Fnuicc ha£ her New Caledonia, why riiould not the Mitel tell district have its Rockhampton or other place where the erimiunls will be acceptable ? Tours faithfully, J. T. A. Barcoo, 1st Mnrcli, 1880.
TAMBO AND BLACKALL MAIL. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
TAMBO AND BLACKALL MATT. TO THE EDITQB, SIB,-This service has begun very badly. It is as well to speak in lime ns to wait in liope for belter work in the future. " New brooms sweep clean," but this is no belter tlian an old one worn to tlic stump. The stations on the main road between Tnnibo and Blackall lmvc not received the mails due from Northampton to Tnmbo on tlic 3rd and 101U instant, nor that from Blackall 011 the 9th instant. The weather has been showery, but not bad enough to stop the mail between the " twin towns," We arc told that the mail which should have been delivered, via Brisbane, at Tambo on the Slst ultimo, was taken on by Cobb's coach to Blackall. M'c are, as stated above, still without it. This irregularity is of a piece with the contractor's turn-out-a youth unable to read the ad dresses on the letters he has to deliver mounted on knocked.up horses, Cobb k Co. spoiled us by the regularity of their post delivery. We must now, it appears, fall back on tlic old ha...
A HARD CASE. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
A IIAltl) CASE. TO THIS UUITOJl. Sin,-I crave a mimll Fp.ace in your vnlitnb!'! columns to let the public Know bow u new cliura may suffer, and lor tlicin to tab? warn ing when offered Government work. j arrived in Queensland on llio Ut of Mnroli. 1S7U, !>y tbe KhipClmrlos Dickens from Ham burg, and was landed nt K |>1on. After nnntling a few dnyBin ll>jekluutiptoii depot, one of my follow hliipumlrs wont, to Mr. T. T. Pugli, P.M. or U >( Minmptnii, M endeavorlo obtain u pu&lt;Kn^e to Town-Villo. ] acted as Ids interpreter, mi'l before 1 lef. the ofliee he (Mr. Pugli) n^ked ihc if ) would net an interpreter for twemy-flve iinniimnuls wliiclt wons beiiitf forwarded to lllntktdl. ] iTp1ic**l in Urn aillnnativc, and in answer to my question us to emolument, Mr. l'ugli pro miscd me £l for my service. I agreed far tlic sum mentioned, and signed a document not to leave my fellow countrymen, who were proceeding west, until tlieir arrival at BlackalL The agreement I fait...
London Wool Sales. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
London Wool Sales. THE following ate the December sales of wool from this district: J. T. Stones Ic Co., Dec. 2.--Damascus Mantiinn Downs, 26 scouted -/IB}, 4 damaged -/». Willans, Overbuy & Co., Dec. 2.-Lusi tania-MW8 over Ayrshire Downs, 26 grease -/7,18 -/flj, 28 damaged -/6J, 12 ./6, 1 pieces -Pk C. Balme It Oo., Dec. 8.-Alexander DnUiie -Hantaan Downs, 6 scoured -jS0, 8 -/18,18 -/18,8 pieces -/16J, 8 damaged -/17$, 6 -/Mf. Scottish Prinoc-GF over tnuisdowne, 10 cooured -/17J, 14 fleece -/21|. . WeJjeter,Dtfv»ll&Co.tDec. 4.-Haile* ood .'.'$131 bt>di 6h^---JS over & in diamond over -/19, 12 >/18, 14 ^^Wl%« tUni»sge4 -/iej, 26 -/1BJ, 3 - 8 -/15; C,kiu6 8 dsmnged -/8. Scottish tedlimaiid over Barcns 1>ouhie,8 sc&iued -/16,11 pieces ./18,2 dam aged -/17J, 2 -/17, 12 grease -/9, 1 damaged -/8. SoottisU Prince and Haalcwood-M'W over Eodney Downs, 20 scoured -,'19,24 -/17, 8 damaged -/16,1 -/IS, 2 broken -/IS, 4 pieccs -/I8|; K in circle, 7 grea...
Meteorological. BLACKALL, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
; 3T. Wednesday, I MabOH S. Average maximum, 97; minimum, 722-7tbf>; rainfall, 072 in. TBBBTCK, March I. Weather report for the mouth of Febru ary, 18B0, at Tcrrick, Barcoo: THUBMOMETKU. Average daily maximum 90-21 Average daily minimum 64*20 Mean temperature of month 77-2G Highest in shade 99 Lowest in shade G8* BABOHETBB (AMEBOID). - Highest reading 80-45 Ijowcst reading .10-11 Mean for month 80-31 BAINFALL. Baiufall 4-25 in. No. of days on which rain fell... 12 Prevailing wind Kast'ly. llccord taken twice a day, at 7 o'clock a.m. and 8 o'clock pjn. Remarks.-Bain fell on more days than mentioned above, but so alight that no iccord was kept Compared with sane month at last year Hie average daily maximum is 8-54 less, the average daily minimum 1*88 legs, and mean 5-14 less; highest last yaar 110}' verm S9-.
How to Settle the Barcoo. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
How to Settle the Barcoo. THE Western Champion brought down on its head a good many loctures for its audacity in proclaiming equal war against free selec tors and Chinese, With the editor, who is good enough to publish this paper, 1 partly agree. That free selectors, suoh as nre settled in the coast districts, con make a living by agriculture on tho Barcoo I entirely dis believe. Whother the climate will permit of farming is at least doubtful; that climato and country alike are unsuited to the settlement oontcmplatcd by our existing land laws I am qnito sure. Yet I cannot believe that such a magnificent district will not support in com fort and prosperity a population of settlers at least ten times as numerous as its present population, Having worked out a plan by which, I think, this desirable end could be attained, I submit it to the judgment of those who ought to be able to say whether it is I feasible. I do not propose to enter into such details j as are necessary when explainin...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
rpilK ADHUIAMAK P'JTI) liOOK J. IS .NOW r.'ojitmnuig i!u j,p.digiv,iib uml l«.:.ling- &lt;1 «;31 1 fif* tlu li.uiv.*, in tiit /».;/-. ; fljwyi mr.l Nov ZimImmI. rritY- £2 '2-. u WILLIAM C. YliJLLte 47 Boiul.e^ireH, fc'Ctit JOHN MO N A H A N BLACKALL, His FOB SALE the following PROI'Efil'IES 900 miles countiy Gregory North dlBtriet, 600 head Cattle - 000 milos country Grogoiy North district, 1000 bead Cattlo 1000 miles oountiy Gregoiy North district, unstockcd 1100 miles countiy Gregoiy North distritc, 1200 head Cattle 200 miles countiy Gregory North district, unstocked 250 miles country Mitchell district, 180 head Bullocks. JOHN MONAHAN haTFOR BALE Several lots of mixed STORE CATTLE, now in theneigliboifcoodof BlackaU 60 head of good herd Bulls. JOHN MONAHAN haTFOR SALE Small lot of Choice DRAUGHT HAEES 2 Draught Stallions S teams of Horses, and waggons, complete 2 Thoroughbred Stallions A Choice lot of Thoroughbred Hares A mob of Hackneys. By ROYAL APPOINTMENT To Her Majest...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
.LATE ADVERTISEMENTS. /? 'Notice! Noticell Notice Ml A. DUCLOS & CO. HAVK much pleasure in anncuucing to their friends and tbc inhabitants of WacltfiH nnd nurrounduig district* thai they have Ul'KNICl) llicir now prcmiscH in SHAitTlOCK-SmBET, HLA.CKAL&, And comtncnccd butrirtcfifl a« BAKERS & CONFECTIONERS, Combined wilh an EATHSTG HOT78B, And irw|MJClfiilly Itivltn the Public to give their establishment a trial. Fresh Bread I fresh Bread t Warm from the OTO» cvci-y morning nt 7.30. l!ot Meals. Menls at any hour dny or light. In tho imlrita rnoma will Ivd found d)i»ss jtnd draught bunrda, &t\; ii)f*o a good pcIco lion of Colonial nnd other ncW8]>npeiv. Dajj't forgcL to give llm new cj>tub!i*biuenl a trinL - Norn Till: Addukbb A. DUChOS k CO., Jtenrlv O^po-itc the CnOi Vnlnee Htoir, SlMftiuotioti'i iucut, Black ALL. Household Furniture and Effects. SATURDAY, MARCH 13TH, FCLEWETT has received instructions . from Luke Cole, Kra., to Sell by Pub...
BRISBANE AFFAIRS. FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. February 27. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
BRISBANE AFFAIBS. FBOM OCB SPECIAL OOBBE8PONDENT. February 27. MOSTLY rain since my last with occasional breaks. It looked very like a flood at the beginning of tlic week, bat the water ran off. It remains cool. I think the whole volunteer force is likely to come to grief. The body has been suffer ing from internal decay, and symptoms are apparent which indioato that it is reaching an advanced stage, " Major" Snelling lias eant in his resignation again, and this time he means it. The Eastercneampment, which was at best something very like a force, will not, I hear, take place. One reason is that the volunteer officers are discontented. On the last occasion they kept themselves and west to a good deal of expense, and they assert that the paid officers were allowed an extra guinea a day during the time in camp. This they say was unfair. And al though in itself the gricrancc is not a great one, yet they claim that it is of the nature of the proverbial lost straw. They aro ex tremely di...
The Western Champion. Vita sinc literis mors est. BLACKALL, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
SHic IQcsstqii Cpramjjuw. Vita title Uteris mort est. BLACKALL, WEDNESDAY, MAKCH 10. WE looked forward with some interest to sec what position tic Rockbampton Bulletin would occupy in Ibc general expression of opinion upon tbc importa tion of Kanakas inland. It bas grati fied us to observe tbat tbc explanation of bovr the regulation made by tbc pre vious Ministry was ignored by tbc present, is given with a great deal of candour and clearness. Tbc Bulletin says " tbat until tbc recent meetings in tbc western townships directed attention to tbc fact tbat tbc Government were allowing Kanakas to be hired for service inland, we were quite unaware tbat any change bad been made in tbc administra tion of the Polynesian Laborers Act. . * * * It now appears that tbc present Colonial Secretary, treating tbc DOUOL.AB regulation as ultra vires, bas issued licences to various persons to employ Polynesians inland." Such is the explanation, and it will be seen, therefore, tbat Mr. PALMIER is mainly...
An Old Riddle. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
An Old Biddle. The following excellent old enigma may be new to some of out readers: I Cut off my head, and singular I am ; i Cut off iny tail, and pluml I appear; Cut off my head and tail, and wonaeroiw fact. Although my middle's left, there's nothing there. What is my first 1 It is a Bounding? sea. j What in my last ? It is u flowing river. 1 And in their mingling depths I wander free, I Parent of e wee teat soundH, though mute for | ever. For the sake of thoEc unacquainted with the answer we here give it-COD. The beautiful nnd somewhat famous faun* tain of the Pontc SiBto in Home, is to bo de molished to make way for improvement in the extension of the Tiber embankment. It iu a prominent feature in Ouida'g story, Ariadne. It is 6U£gc?ted that caifier pigeons be taken 1)3* outward bound vessels and Kent home with report* of tho weather. Thewi reports miglit be of great service to mariner* about lo htnrt on voyages. A balloon expedition to the Korth Pole to go by ship as far north ...
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS, i THIRD Quabtur.-Our next issue com pletes the third quarter of publication. We : liupc that advertisers will tumble us to meet our heavy cash expenditure by patronising the business coluninH of this journal, from which, as everybody known, the principal rcvcuuc of a newspaper is derived. HABCOO Pastoual HOCIUTY.-At the gen eral meeting of members on Friday the pro gramme for the annual «how was prepared and passed. Mr. Monahan resigned his appointment as secretary, and Mr. J. C. liijjgiufion was clcctcd liuuorarv eecretaiy in his stead. Mu. Mobkiihad AND THE KANAKAS. The followinglciogniw from Mr. Morehuad has boon received by n resident in Aruinnc, nnd has been handed to the .Vtiil for publica tion :-"Sydney, F«brunry 25* Highlydir> iipprovc of reim.rodiitfion of Knunkas. Will make htrong reprc>cnlation!* to Coloniul Secretary when 1 return," Jmsu Faminu HuuiiV Fund.-The fol lowing additional subscriptions lmvo been received by the lion, treasurer at ...
BILLIARDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Western Champion — 10 March 1880
BILLIAEDB. A BET urn miteh between the two antago nist of last week came off on Satcrday even ing at Abbott's Billiard Boom. This time the matcli was for £10 aside, and the room was crowdcd with spectators, a still larger number looking on from the equally advan tageous and coaler position at the windows and doors. Oolding went off with the lcai), and when the game was called, 67 87, had 30 points to the good. This lead he managed to maintain until the ninety was reached when Abbott began to pull up, and at the first ccntury both players were together. This position they maintained for about 40 points, when Abbott drew ahead, reaching the 200 some 40 points in advance. For the next half hour Abbott slowly increased his advantage until he was over GO points ahead, when Golding with steady and careful play crept up to his opponent When the gome was called at 400 Golding hod managed to range alongside of his adversary, and each time Anbott drew ahead he was carefully followed. At 490 A...