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Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, October 6, 1894
HANLON--On the 26th September, at her residence, Victoria-street, Spring Hill, the wife of J.W.E. HANLON, of a son. Both doing well.

PRICE--On the 24th September, at Holmleigh, Wooloowin, Mrs. J. Benjamin PRICE, of a daughter.

RIGBY--On the 26th September, at Yeronga, the wife of W.A. RIGBY, of a son.

FIELD--ARMITAGE--On the 17th August, at Christ Church, Cooktown, by the Rev, Canon EDWARDS, Edwin Richard, eldest son of Edward FIELD, Maytown, late of Costerfield, Victoria, to Hannah, second daughter of J.D. ARMITAGE, of Mackay, late of Manchester.

SLACK--HINCHY--On the 11th September, at St. Stephen's Cathedral, by the Rev. Father FOUHY, Administrator, John James, eldest son of Mr. James SLACK, of Ipswich, and brother of M.J. SLACK, champion sculler of Australia, to Margaret Angela, third daughter of Mr. M. HINCHY, of the Railway Department, Brisbane.

STEVENS--LAMPARD--On the 19th September, at the Wesleyan Parsonage, Warwick, by the Rev. W. DINNING, Henry Burwood STEVENS, of Boggabilla, New South Wales, to Constance Emily, third daughter of John Edward LAMPARD, of Brisbane.

WYLIE--M'LEOD-- On the 29th August, at the Presbyterian Church, Bulimba, by the Rev. J. M'QUEEN, Allan Carswell, second son of the late James WYLIE, of George-street, to Mary, third daughter of the late John M'LEOD, Point View, Bulimba, formerly of Manchester.

AULD--On the 24th September, at Jimboomba, Andrew, dearly beloved fifth son {twin brother] of Archibald and Catherine AULD, of Logan Braes, Upper-Logan, aged 24 years and seven months.

BULCOCK-- On the 19th September, at his residence, Martin-street, Bowen-terrace, John Ambrose, second eldest son of the late Benjamin BULCOCK

CARBERY--On the 24th September, at his residence Upper-Edward-street, James CARBERY, aged 46 years.

DALRYMPLE--On the 30th September, at the residence of her son-in-law, C.W. CHAMBERS, Blakesley, Abbot-street, New Farm, Grace, wife of Robert DALRYMPLE, late of the Glebe Point, Sydney, in her 66th year.

EATON--On the 20th September, at her late residence, Knockarda, Old Sandgate Road, Hannah, relict of the late John EATON, aged 69 years.

FALKINER--On the 2nd. July, at his residence, Coral Cottage, West Maitland, John FALKINER, son of the late Nathaniel FALKINER, county Tipperary, aged 80 years.

FALKINER, on the 28th September, at Coral COTTAGE, West Maitland, Frederick Nathaniel FALKINER, aged 38 years, second son of the above, and brother of R. FALKINER, Wynnum.

FREEMAN, On the 27th September, at her residence, Glenross, Merivale-street, South Brisbane, Cornelia Clarrisa FREEMAN, widow, aged 68 years.

GLASHEEN--On the 10th August, at Knockfen {N.S.W.}, Patrick James GLASHEEN, late of North Queensland, aged 23 years, leaving a kind father, affectionate brothers, and loving sisters to mourn their sad loss; deeply regretted.

JERRARD-- Entered into her rest on the 20th July, at Exeter, Rhoda, relict of the late Rev. Frederick W.H. JERRARD, rector, Long Stratton, aged 75 years.

JOHNSON--On the 6th September, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. S. MARSHAL, Franklin Villa, Brighton-road, South Brisbane, Emily Augusta JOHNSON, beloved wife of John JOHNSON, of Sugar-loaf, Stanthorpe, aged 70 years.

LAMB--On the 1st September, at his father's residence, New Farm, James, eldest surviving son of James LAMB, aged 27 years.

RIPPINGALE--On the 29th August at his residence, Freestone Creek, Robert Owen, Eldest son of the late Robert John RIPPINGALE, of Clifton, Allora, aged 46 years.

VOWLES--On the 27th September, at the school residence, Ithaca Creek, after a long and painful illness, Georgina Maria Cecilia {nee KEAN}, the dearly-loved wife of George VOWLES, aged 40 years.

WARBY--On the 26th September, at St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, A.J.J. WARBY, late of Brisbane.

BANKS--In loving remembrance of Mary Ann BANKS, who died on the 1st October, 1893.

HELLER--In loving memory of Ellen HELLER, who departed this life on the 1st October, 1893, aged 27 years

STREETEN--In memory of Charles STREETEN, who died 1st October, 1893. Inserted by his widow.

Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, October 6, 1894
Epitome p 369
Mr. A.C. LAWSON, has been relieved of his duties as sub-collector of Customs and shipping master at Normanton.

p 639
Petitions have been filed for the liquidation of the estates of Joseph Oscar BONNEY, of Belli park, grazier, and David LUKE, of Bulimba.

p 639
A man named TIERNEY, who was charged with being concerned in the Dagworth outrage, was brought up on remand at Winton and discharged, no further evidence being offered.

p 639
Frederick DENNIS has been sentenced to death at Bathurst for the wilful murder of a man named HALL.

p 639
Captain LAKE, who was for many years connected with the A.S.N. Company, died in Sydney on Saturday.

p 639
A new trial in the libel action SPEIGHT v. SYME is to be moved for on the ground that the Judge misdirected the jury.

p 639
Mrs. KYLE, wife of the manager of Tibbereenah station, and two of her children, were drowned at Narrabri on Wednesday.

p 639
Mrs. NEEDLE, who was charged with poisoning Louis JUNCKEN at Richmond { Melbourne }, has been found guilty of wilful murder and sentenced to death.

p 639
John STEVENS has been arrested in Sydney on a charge of being implicated in the robbery of a safe from the Ultimo Post Office on Saturday night last.

p 639
Mr. John ROBB, examined in insolvency in Melbourne, said that within two years he lost £522,163, although he made during that term a profit of £123,914 on a Queensland railway contract.

Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, October 6, 1894
Queensland News p 631
Croydon, October 3
William BARBOUR, a clerk in the local post office, has been arrested on a charge of embezzling money from the Government Savings Bank. The shortage is alleged to be over £100, all of which has been taken since last May. The accused will be brought before the court to-morrow.

Townsville, September 27 p631
Mr. Andrew BALL, the oldest resident of Townsville, died at his residence this morning. He had been ailing for some time. Thirty years ago he was manager of Woodstock station, and formed one of the party who discovered the port of Townsville, and was probably the first white man who set foot in Townsville. He was very greatly respected. All the flags in town were half-masted as soon as the news was known.

Townsville, September 28 p 631
The funeral of the late Andrew BALL took place at 11 o'clock this morning, and was one of the largest that has ever taken place in Townsville. There was quite an assemblage of old hands present, and the Church of England service was read by the Rev. Mr. PIKE. At his own request the deceased was interred beside his old chum and fellow-pioneer, William KIRK,

Townsville, September 29 p 631
T. Scrafton BROWNE was arrested yesterday by the sheriff's bailiff under a writ of ca. sa. for non-payment of £611, the balance of damages in the case of KIRTON v. BROWNE. He was lodged in Stewart's Creek Gaol.

Winton, September 29 p 631
FEENEY, BROWN and MACALE, who are charged with stealing the rifles which were being sent to Dagworth recently, were brought up at the Police Court to-day and remanded for eight days. BROWN says he bought the rifles at Barcaldine for shooting marsupials.

Blackall, October 1 p 631
A savage attack was made by a man named John POWER on the barmaid at Bank's hotel. He threw a heavy pewter pot at her head, but fortunately missed her. POWER and his mate have been each been sentenced to two months' hard labour without the option of a fine.

Rockhampton, October 1, p 631
In the Supreme Court on Saturday William MILLER, a miner, sued John CONACHAN, grazier, of Kabra, to recover £1000 for defamation. Judgement was entered for the defendant. Notice of a new trial was given.

Bundaberg, September 28 p 631
John NORTHCOTT, the founder and general instructor of the Boys' Brigade, was sentenced this morning at the Police Court to four months' imprisonment for obtaining money by means of a valueless cheque.

Maryborough, September 30 p 631
Mrs. M'ARTHUR, wife of the keeper of the powder magazine, was terribly burned yesterday through her dress catching fire.

Maryborough, October 1 p 631
The circuit Court was opened to-day by the Chief Justice, Mr. MANSFIELD acting as Crown prosecutor. Johnny RING, an aboriginal, was charged with the murder of a gin, and was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to ten years' imprisonment. Mr. SYDES ably defended the accused. Henri MASON, charged with an unnatural offence, was acquitted. Both prisoners were from the Isis. The court rose at 9 o'clock to-night.

Gympie, October 2 p 631/632
The District Court was opened to-day, his Honour Judge MILLER presiding, and Mr. KING being Crown Prosecutor. There was only one criminal case, that of Maurice LANE, charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on Patrick LILLIS on the 14th July. Mr. G.R. BYRNE appeared for the accused. There was some difficulty in empanelling a jury, the defendant and the Crown both challenging freely. The case occupied all day, and the jury after twenty minutes' retirement returned a verdict of " Not Guilty." the accused was thereupon discharged.

Stanthorpe, October 3 p 632
A child 18 months old, the son of Mr. HARTIGAN, ex-constable and drayman, was drowned yesterday in a well. Great sympathy is felt for the parents, who are very hard-working and respectable.

Taken from The Bulletin, Sydney, August 8, 1932
Melbourne Chatter
Office-bearers of the feminine charitable organisations of St. Kilda were entertained at a party given by Councillor J.B. LEVI, who had his eldest daughter Ilma to aid him in his duties as host. Beryl and Greta LEVI were also in the gathering, which included Mayoress MORONEY of St. Kilda. Music was made by pianist Linda PHILLIPS, singers Kathleen CARROLL and Jean LEWIS and violinist Celia KILDUFF. Margaret KERR gave monologues.

Mr. and Mrs. R.J. BOYNE, of Camberwell, gave a coming-out dance at the Grosvenor, for their grand-daughter Margaret, daughter of the G. AMPTS of Canterbury.

At the knot-tying of Eril, daughter of the late Neville HOWSE and the HOWSE lady of Kensington, and Raynes, eldest son of the Raynes DICKSONS of Toorak, at St. John's, Toorak, the bride wore a simple long-sleeved frock of white angel-skin topped by a small white hat. There were no maids.

Roma, daughter of the Conran WYLYS, of Brighton, wedded Thomas, only son of the late Capt. T.J. LILEY, and of Mrs. G. MOWLING, Cliveden Mansions, at St. Andrew's, Brighton.

Artist Athol Matson NICHOLAS, though a Victorian, has spent much of his time abroad. Since his return five years ago he has been occupied with commissions in other states. He was a student of the Slade School in London. He and four brothers served in the Great War; two were killed. Painting runs in the family; his grandfather was one of the little company of artists who gathered round Ruskin. Mr. NICHOLAS'S only sister, who is a nun in the Convent of Notre Dame de Sion, Paris, has a flair for illumination. Mr. NICHOLAS'S sister-in-law, Mrs. Hilda Rix Nicholas that was, is now Mrs. Edgar WRIGHT.

A Woman's Letter p32
James EDMOND, The Bulletin's former editor, and one of Australia's few humorists, has acquired a new son-in-law. His second daughter, Dorothy, has married Geoffrey MOLONY. The two are trying their luck in a garden--well, 74-acre orchard block at Kurrajong.

Bananaland fritters:------- { that's Queensland, to the uninitiated, fancy calling us that back then :) }Dashing Molly TYNAN, daughter of the A.M. TYNANS, Ascot, announces her betrothal to Dr. Daniel QUINLAN, of Perth, son of the late Mr. T.F. QUINLAN, a one-time Speaker of the W.A. Assembly.

A Tamborine Mountain wedding was that of Rhys WILLIAMS and Violet CURTIS. Cyril CURTIS gave his sister away in bridal satin and tulle veil; Margery WILLIAMS 'maided in gold satin; little Marie and Ailsa CURTIS were flower girls in period frocks of pale blue taffetas. The feasting was at the home of Mrs. FRANKLYN.

Taken from The Bulletin, Sydney, September 22, 1921
Parts of this story are missing so will do my best to get it right.
Everybody in Australia.......................?of Warwick ARMSTRONG, captain of the famous Eleven, but the gallant leader who is bringing back the ashes has a wife. She is Aileen O'DONNELL one of six daughters born at the station home of the late P.L. O'DONNELL of Cootamundra...........?. All the daughters are fine riders and although educated in convents in Sydney, they spent their holidays in the saddle. All except one are now married. One is Mrs. FLANNERY, wife of the K.C.; and another Mrs. SHAW, wife of Lieutenent- Commander SHAW of Portsmouth; another the wife of Dr. BRENNAN, of Cootamundra. Mrs. ARMSTRONG has accompanied her husband on some of his cricketing tours; but her favourite pastime nowadays is collecting the various skits and cartoons of her big man for their small son and heir, Geoffrey Warwick. These cartoons are so numerous that the boy will have a prodigious album when he is old enough to appreciate " Dad's" heroic cricket deeds. Mrs. ARMSTRONG is hoping to meet her husband in Melbourne in

Bryce CARTER--one of a family of five boys and one girl--was born into art-enthusiasm. His grandfather was a noted water-colour artist and his father a fine tenor singer. Of his brothers, Frank Mowart is an excellent violinist and Norman one of Sydney's leading artists. Bryce, who was born at Kew {Vic.} in 1882, after meddling with the piano took up the 'cello seriously, first under George HOWARD and then under VOLMAR, with whom he remained till the master's death. Until the Sydney Amateur Orchestra disbanded he regularly appeared with it; then he filled a contract for a year in Java and thereabouts; and since his return he has been doing solo work for the J.C.W. theatres. His wife was Miss E.M. JOSEPHSON, of Blayney and Grenfell. They have two children; the elder Eric, just 10, threatens to rival his father with his own instrument.

Taken from The Bulletin, Sydney, November 9, 1905
Social Gossip
A Woman's Letter Sydney Nov 7, 1905
Lady FANSHAWE'S good-bye to Sydney was said at her garden party amid a blare of band and a crush of painted muslins. The Lady-o'-war did a lot of charitable work here, and got along capitally with the good, groovey women who pride themselves on following the traditions of the late Queen. Bridge-playing and fleet-pursuing Sydney didn't like her, and insisted that she didn't like Australia, or its girls, or the wearing of lace petticoats.

Vera ISLEY, a Chatswood girl of 15, has been chosen out of 200 to sing at the Public Schools concert to the JERSEYS on the 21st.

Mrs. George HARRIS, one of the HARRIS clan which owns the populous part of Sydney known as Ultimo, has donated £1000 out of her share of that unattractive but remunerative suburb to the Thirlmere Home, which it is proposed to convert into a Women's Consumption Home. Owing to an idea that the buildings at Thirlmere are impregnated with phthisis germs, the proposed resurrection of the charity has lain dormant for some time. Its sudden revival is another story.

The JERSEYS' son-in-law, {one of them} Lord DUNSANY, has achieved a book of imaginative prose, " The Gods of Regana." It is due for debut, and will be well illustrated. DUNSANY'S marriage to Lady Beatrice Villiers OCCURRED LAST SUMMER.

Decima MOORE'S new husband has a name such a Dickens might have used. GUGGISBERG is the bridegroom elect, and he has been Director of Surveys on the Gold Coast for years. Decima, presumably, calls him "Guggy."

A golden wedding was celebrated last week in Bathurst-- that of Mr. J.H. STEWART, of Mount Pleasant, near Esrom, who, in 1855, married a daughter of the Methodist minister W.B. BOYCE. Mr. STEWART is son of Colonel STEWART, of the 3rd Buffs who arrived in Sydney in May 1825, with the regiment. He brought with him an order for 3000 acres on account of services in the Peninsular War, and he bought many thousand more acres. After service in India, where he rose to be a full-sized general, he returned to N.S.W. and settled at Mount Pleasant. For 12 days he was acting-Governor between the departure of Governor BRISBANE and the arrival of Governor DARLING. The General is buried on the highest hill on the Mount Pleasant estate with an obelisk over his bones.

The late Peter Nicol RUSSELL'S will is very hard on the PROCTORS. You remember Thea PROCTOR, the poster artist? Her mother was a niece of the deceased millionaire, who seemed well disposed towards the gentle Thea and her brother. They haven't got any legacy. Must be hard on a childless millionaire's poor relations to see the wealth going to charities.

Taken from The Bulletin, Sydney, September 22, 1921
Melbourne Chatter p40
The 24th A.M.F. Battalion-- which already sports JACKA, V.C.-- has bagged the Governor as Colonel. A brilliant regimental dinner was given at the Occidental Hotel to welcome him. The room fairly blazed with the regimental scarlet and white--the colours also of wonderful old A.I.F. Batt. of which poor Dick COURTNEY was Colonel, and with which JACKA won his V.C. About 40 ex-A.I.F. Shoulder-straps were at the dinner, including General GELLIBRAND, G.O.C., of the 3rd Division, and General STEWART, of the 10th Brigade. Lieut. Col. COX, C.O., spoke welcome to Colonel STRADBROKE, and the new Colonel made brilliant talk in response. The party was one of the crack events of this giddy season.

John LONGSTAFF'S parents having become shining examples of health and happiness in old age, it is a matter of interest to know how they did it. Living a country life may explain some of their vigorous longevity, and doubtless they were born to be long in the land if conditions were favourable; but when a couple live to celebrate the 65th anniversary of their marriage the statistician wants to know just how young they were on their wedding-day. Dad was 31 and mum 23; so the arguments for and against very early marriages stand where they did. The one thing certain is that Ralph LONGSTAFF is one of the very few bridegrooms that married at 31 and had 65 years of subsequent happiness. John came over from to Shepparton to attend the festivities, and found the fine old couple well and unaware of any...........nts? Four daughters and a host of old ..........ds? {paper damaged} joined in, and there was much said about the promising grandsons--Jack's children.

Pretty little Bronte SHANNON, an Adelaide girleen well known in Melbourne's younger set, is booked in London for a matrimonial engagement with a tall, slim young Englishman called STREET, the only sprig of a Warwickshire family. They hope to pay a flying visit to Australia before settling down in the Cold Country.

Mrs. Kate FULTON, over whom a mound has just been raised, was a sister of Justice CUSSEN and the widow of Robert FULTON, in his day a familiar figure in the Western District grazing country. She lived to have her pet wish realised-- to see her son Leo start in practice as a med. Daughter Meta made a recluse of herself to be nurse to her mother in the family home at Hawthorn.

Major Ethel TRACY-RICHARDSON, who was one of the first Australian nurses in Egypt and had a career of great war glory, is giving up Defence and Government work next month to become Mrs. ATTIWILL, of Hexham, and the stepmother of two charming girls. The popular Nightingale is having a brilliant send-off from her fellow workers. After ..........? Heliopolis in...{1914?} returned in {1915?} in charge of the first batch of Australian wounded soldiers, then went back to Egypt almost immediately with a flock of nurses under her wing. After that came strenuous work in England, and she was recalled from Harefield to Australia as matron-in-chief of the Commonwealth Army Nursing Service. Only two matrons in the Australian A.N.S became majors, and matron TRACY-RICHARDSON was the first of them. Until her resignation this month she has been matron in charge of the Mont Park Mental Hospital at McLeod. She is the eldest daughter of the late H. TRACY-RICHARDSON and a niece of Captain RICHARDSON, Director of Naval Forces.

The Major's brother, Captain H. TRACY-RICHARDSON, who is harbourmaster at Rabaul, will also plunge into matrimony next month, and his fellow-plunger being Iris DONOHUE, daughter of Mrs. DONOHUE, of Kirkstall, Brighton. He was with the 7th Field Artillery for 4½ years, and then returned to Melbourne as embarkation officer.

Joan WEIGALL, armed with brush and paintbox has flitted to Europe by the Themistocle. She is the daughter of Theyre WEIGALLS, and is going to study art furiously, giving only odd moments of sight-seeing.

From Adelaide At Southsea {Eng.} the other day Adelaide NAPIER said she would to Dr. WHITE, whom she met when he came to Australia with the Prince on the Renown. She went for a trip to the Cold Country a few months ago, and their acquaintance was renewed; then a few weeks back she cabled her engagement, and now she has sent word to Lady WEIGALL that the deed is done. The bride is a wealthy orphan whose mother was one of the RIDDOCHS.

Mary Mackenzie YOUNG, the handsome daughter of a handsome mother, has engaged herself to H.G. Bissell THOMAS, whose people live in Wolverhampton {Eng.}. Bride elect is the daughter of the late Captain Mackenzie YOUNG, 16th {Queen's }.........? {could be Hussars} and Mrs. W.H. WOOD. Mrs. WOOD was Miss FRENCH, daughter of General FRENCH, and she married Mr. WOOD, who was then N.S.W. Chief Secretary, when Mary was about seven years old. They went to live at Wentworth Falls, but sold off the place about four years ago when Mrs. WOOD moved to London. Her other two daughters, the Misses WOOD, are still in the schoolroom.

But the engagement that is stirring the Australian Club to its depths is that of old member Guy BETISARIO, of the law firm of BOWMAN and MACKANZIE, who is about to link up with Mrs. SAMUEL. She is blonde and pretty and witty--a trio of charms that no man or woman can resist. Mrs. SAMUEL, who has been in Sydney only a short time, had for cousin that brilliant woman " Eve," of the Tatler.

Joan {Babe} EDOLS, whose engagement ring is still winking shyly, is the only daughter of the Ernest EDOLSES, of Macleay-street. She is just 19, and the young man in her case is Dr. Frank LA TOUCHE, of the staff of Bodington, Wentworth Falls, and a son of padre LA TOUCHE, of Epping.

From Brisbane Ivy TRITTON, whose marriage to Roy SHAW draws near, has been lavishly muffined; and mother ga........? {paper damaged} a big at-home to her friends at Elderslie.

Another wedding which friends are buzzing over is that of Eric WARDROP, only son of Col. WARDROPS, to Nessie FERGUSON. Mrs. HEINDORFF gave the bride-elect a tea on Wednesday last week.

Jeanie HOGARTH, daughter of the late William HOGARTH, of Balgownie station, went out in a deluge of rain to marry D.C. MCWILLIAM, of Pittsworth. The wedding was at St. James's, Toowoomba, and after the ceremony the bridal pair went on to Pittsworth, and are motoring to Sydney now.

Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, December 22, 1894
at Yeulba p 1196 { shortened version }
On Monday, 10th instant, Miss Helen Teresa, second daughter of Mr. T.L.N. FITZGERALD, of Moongool, Yeulba, was united to Mr. Mervyn ARCHDALL, of Yarrawonga, Charleville. The ceremony which was performed by the Rev. Father BRADY, took place in the drawing-room of Moongool House, and was witnessed by a large group of relatives and friends. Two of her sisters were bridesmaids, the elder Miss Jeanette and the younger, Miss Margaret, a pretty child. Also mentioned Mr. MOLONEY, brother-in-law of the bride.

Mr. O DONOVAN, C.M.G., left Brisbane last week for Sydney and Hobart. He will see two of his daughters in Sydney, one of whom has lately returned from a long residence in Europe {two years in England and one in France]. He will see a third daughter in Hobart. Two of these young ladies are nuns: the third is a pupil in the Convent of the Sacré Coeur at Rose Bay.

Dr. ELLIOTT is entertaining a house party at Summer Place, Southport. Among his guests is his sister, Mrs. BRIGGS.

Miss ALEXANDER, niece of Mrs. G.V. HELLICAR, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. MOODY, at Childers, and will be absent some weeks.

Miss Ella PERKINS returned from Sydney last Thursday overland, to spend her vacation with her parents.

Mr. and Mrs. J.J. KINGSBURY left Brisbane by the overland mail on Tuesday evening, en route to Ballarat, Victoria, where they intend spending the holidays with Mrs. KINGSBURY'S parents, the Hon. David and Mrs. HAM.

January 12, 1895
Social Gossip p 92
STUMM--HALL The marriage of Mr. C. STUMM, barrister-at-law, and Miss E.M. HALL, daughter of the late Thomas HALL, Esq., of Kendall, New South Wales, was celebrated at St. Matthew's Church, Sherwood, at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon. The rector of the parish, the Rev. J.S. HASSELL, officiated. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. T.M. HALL. Miss E. RADCLIFFE was chief bridesmaid, and there were four other bridesmaids--Misses Isobel and Annie STUMM and Misses Ethel and Eda HALL, nieces respectively of the bridegroom and the bride. The guests were entertained at the residence of the bride's brother, Mr. T.M. HALL, Lynnegrove, Corinda.

The Galway Blazers, as well as Irish society, have lost a right good member {says Society} by the death of Colonel Dudley PERSSE, who was killed while hunting hounds with the Galway Hounds. He had won many hunting and racing trophies, and was a fearless rider. The late Colonel's brother was Master of the Galway Blazers for about thirty years.

On Friday week a large number of members entertained Mr. G.R. FIFE, at dinner at the Queensland Club. Mr. and Mrs. FIFE intend leaving for London very shortly, and the closing of their hospital doors will cause a blank not easily filled in social circles.

Mrs. RUTLEDGE left Brisbane by Monday evening's mail train fro Stanthorpe, where she purposes spending a month with her daughter, Mrs. J. SNELL
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Miss CHESTER-MASTER left town on Tuesday to visit her father, Mr. CHESTER-MASTER, at Rockhampton. -----------------

Taken from The Bulletin, Sydney, October 27, 1821
Personal Items p14
After 34 years in the job without taking a break and scarcely a holiday, George North ASH resigns the rectory of St. Augustine's Neutral Bay {N.S.W.}. A native of Hull with Cambridge trimmings, he was ordained in 1873, and became M.A. in 1882. He is the recognised chaplain of the dramatic and musical professions, and has married and buried comedians and tragedians innumerable. A son Egerton, has also achieved distinction in the church. There isn't a suspicion of bigotry or sectarianism in the make-up of either of them.

Dead in Adelaide, Philip LE CORNU, an old North Adelaide identity, who claimed to have helped in the construction of the State's first railway line, first telegraph-office, and first steamer. Almost simultaneously E.V. JOYNER, {82}, a partner in D. and J. FOWLER, went out. He left over 20 descendants; the other, nearly 50.

Colonel W.O. WATT, whose will was proved in Sydney the other day at £176,845, never forgot the methodical habits he contracted during his career as a military aviator. For instance, when he called for his car, the petrol had to be withdrawn from the tank and carefully measured. Then he entered the quantity if petrol and the time of measuring in his little book. When he brought the car back, the same process had to be repeated to the minutest detail.

Stewart DAWSON has celebrated his " golden jubilee" in the jewellery trade by buying Sydney property to the tune of £233,000. Some time ago he purchased about one-half of the northern side of the Strand. The new lot consists of five buildings in Pitt-street adjoining the Strand, and the shop at 105 King-street. He has held a 42 years' lease for some time, and has now secured the freehold. The property is known as the Moffitt estate, and three of the owners were Mrs. Spencer BRUNTON, Mrs. MARSDEN and Mrs. CONROY. William MOFFITT started business in 1826 as bookbinder, engraver and stationer at No 8 King-street East. In 1835 he moved round the corner into Pitt-street, where he carried on until his death in 1873. It is said that when Governor BOWEN assumed control of the new colony of Queensland and found 7½d. in the till, MOFFITT lent him a quarter of a million sterling. On his death MOFFITT left the business to his manager, Mr. YEO, at whose demise the PENFOLDS came along.

Taken from The Bulletin, Sydney, October 21, 1921
November Birthday's p 14
Prof. SKEATS { Melb. Uni}, 46 on 1st. Simpson NEWLAND {SA's old-time squatter} 86, on 2nd. Tom W. HENEY { Brisbane telegraph}, 59 on 4th. Lancelot STIRLING {Pres. of S.A. Leg Council}, 72 on 5th. Federal Minister Massy GREENE, 47, on 6th. Prof. WOODHOUSE {Syd. Uni.}, 55, on 7th. ex-Chief Justice PARKER, {W.A.}, 75, on 7th. R.H. CAMBAGE, {Sydney}, 62, ON 7TH. A.G. RALSTON, K.C., 61, on 10th. Steele RUDD, 53, on 14th. Rabbi COHEN, {Sydney}, 59, on 14th. J.S. BATTYE, {Perth Public Library}, 50, on the 14th. C.E.W. BEAN {war correspondent] 42, on 18th. J. Lang CAMPBELL, K.C., 62, on 22nd. Willie WATT, 50, on 23rd. poet Rod. QUINN, 52, on 26th. Dr. W. Ramsay SMITH, {S.A.}, 62, on 27th. Justice CUSSEN {Vic}, 62, on 29th.

R.M.J. MCBRIDE, the .S. Aus. rich man who died the other day, had 11 children surviving, and lived to see nearly a hundred descendants.

A few days ago J. WARDLEY, for many years president of the Vic. Operative Bakers' Society, ran into the Trades Hall on what he claimed to be his 106th birthday. The veteran is the father of 21 children, of whom 17 are alive and are not children any more.

Dead in Wellington {M.L.}, the city's oldest inhabitant, William WHITE, who made his first infant noises 106 years ago, according to well-authenticated records. He was an incurable woman-hater, and the bearing of that fact upon his longevity is being wildly debated in Suburbia.

Taken from The Bulletin, Sydney, November 9, 1905
Personal Items p 18
Michael O'LOGHLEN, father of the deceased Bryan, was the first Roman Catholic appointed to a judicial office of Ireland after the passing of the Catholic Emancipation Act. He became Master of the Rolls. The house of O'LOGHLEN is one of the Irish families supposed to be attended by a banshee at the death of any of its members. When Bryan's elder brother, Colman, a member of the House of Commons, died suddenly on board ship, there was a long newspaper controversy about the banshee. Miss O'LOGHLEN, Colman's sister, testified that at the hour of his death she saw a spirit on her hearth-rug in Drumcondra and exclaimed to those about " Colman is dead!" The banshee does not seem to have followed Bryan to Australia, though the legend had always a fascination for him, and at times he appeared to believe the old-land story. The baronetcy goes to Bryan's son, Michael.

Bryan O'LOGHLEN, who died in Melbourne last week was one of the old fighting regiment that ran Victorian affairs in the days when politics were a series of pitched battles and sudden revolutions. He was never a successful politician. He was too much a Celt--optimistic, mercurial, always getting inspirations that he mistook for genius, but which led to his downfall. He first took a hand at the political game in 1877, when he was defeated by 16 votes at North Melbourne, and kept at it for 23 years. During that period he was in and out like a jack-in-the-box. In his time he tried four different electorates--North Melbourne, West Melbourne, West Bourke, and Port Fairy.
He was Attorney General and acting-Premier in the BERRY Ministry in 1878, but lost his seat in 1880. He wriggled back into the House, however, only to get the cold shoulder from BERRY. O'LOGHLEN bided his time, and twelve months later overset the Government coach with a want of confidence motion. Then he formed a Ministry, which, by the way, included Thomas BENT, and faced the music with practically no following for 20 precarious months. The BERRY-Service coalition brought him down, and once more O'LOGHLEN was without a seat. He got back in again for Port Fairy; and in 1890 helped Jimmy MUNRO to turn out the GILLIES-DEAKIN Government. O'LOGHLEN was Attorney-General in the PATTERSON Ministry for nearly two years; but in 1894 the Ministry was defeated, and Port Fairy threw him over. Next elections, in 1897, he came back to the fight, and once more secured the Port Fairy seat. He kept it till 1900, when he dropped out of State politics. The Commonwealth elections in 1903 however, stirred up the fighting spirit again, and the old Irishman, then in his 74th year, stood for the Senate. He had no chance of course.
O'LOGHLEN was twice offered a seat on the Supreme Court Bench, and twice refused. He loved the smell of battle too much. As a lawyer he was second-rate, and he smudged his record by using his position as Attorney-General to protect the land and bank boomers in ' 93. He was almost a Democrat once, but drifted more and more towards Toryism. He was a time-server and an affable opportunist, and had no real political principles. Still he was a pleasant gentleman, and filled the billet of an Irish baronet well enough.
Melb. press notices of the late Bryan O'LOGHLEN preserved a solemn silence re the incident by which he was best known to the younger generation. He was the Attorney-General who entered a nolle prosequi in the DAVIES case, with the result that the Grand Jury intervened, and Bryan's nolle failed to keep the case from being continued. Isaac ISAACS, the Solicitor-General at the time, quarrelled with his superior officer on the prosecution question, and got considerable popularity through quitting the Ministry. O'LOGHLEN had then lost the confidence of the Vic. public, for he was known to be suffering from impecuniosity, an unpardonable weakness in a man placed at the head of the Crown law Department. Rumour had it that the Attorney-General was indebted to some of the very people whose banking methods called for legal investigation.

Miss Catherine Helen SPENCE, Adelaide's indefatigable advocate of the HARE system of voting, celebrated her 80th birth anniversary on October 31st. She was born at Melrose {Scotland}, and is the only survivor of a family of eight. J.B. SPENCE, a well-known Adelaide identity, who died about three years ago, was her brother. Her father, David SPENCE, was first town clerk in Adelaide--the first municipality in Australasia. He died in 1846, and his widow passed over in 1887, aged 96. The family came to South Australia by the ship Palmyra, in 1839. Catherine began to forage for herself as a school-teacher when she was 17, and remained in the profession until she was 25. Her first newspaper work appeared in the South Australian, then edited by her brother-in-law, Andrew MURRAY. Later she was Melb. Correspondent in Adelaide. Her novel " Clare Morrison, " was published in London in 1854, followed in 1856 by " Tender and True "--both yarns of Adelaide life when the land was hot with the gold fever. In 1859 an article, by J.S.MILL, concerning the HARE system fired her with the idea that has animated her ever since. She began her advocacy of the system with an article to Melb. Argus, which paper enthusiastically dumped the screed into the waste-paper receptacle. In 1861, Lavington GLYDE moved in the S.A. Assembly for the adoption of the HARE system, and Miss SPENCE backed him up in the press. The motion was withdrawn, but Catherine still hammered away in papers, and published a pamphlet, " A Plea for Pure Democracy." In 1855-6 she visited HARE and J.S. MILL in England, and put the former in her next book, " Mr. Hogarth's Will." It is said that the perusal of this novel caused Edward WILSON, of the Argus, to alter his Will, and leave £5000 a year to Melbourne charities. While in England, Miss SPENCE contributed to the Fortnightly and Cornhill. She called her next novel " Hugh Lindsay's Guest," but publisher BENTLEY changed the title to " The Author's Daughter." Returning to S.A., she did some lecturing, and in 1871 joined Miss CLARKE in initiating the boarding-out system for children, which is still going strong. Later she lectured in the United States, and in 1897 was a candidate for the Federal Convention, but didn't secure a seat.

Taken from The Bulletin, Sydney, Saturday, October 27, 1921
Social Gossip
p42 More of the unusual..........!!!
Mary Elizabeth RALSTON duly married her Dr. John Alexander Leslie WALLACE, at the time and place appointed last week. St. Paul's, Burwood was the trysting place, and as Mary's mother is of the WINDEYER clan and dad is the well-known K.C (Kings Counsel - Helen)., there was almost enough law scattered through the wedding guests to upset the Ten Commandments. The bridegroom is senior medical-officer of Callan Park, and, buttressed between so much of the alphabet and his heavy-weight job, he sustained without a tremor the choral service, which was in charge of Padre Harry BRYANT. The bride wore the immemorial white satin, the only innovation being the veil of the famous old WINDEYER family lace, which, arranged off the face, cascaded softly into folds of the train. The veil was moored to the head by a turquoise-blue bandeau, in which Mrs. ANTILL-SARGOOD'S gift, a diamond star, gleamed. Some of the family seed pearls were the only other adornment. Tim RAINE and Phyllis TRAILL bridesmaided in blue taffeta and black picture hats: and Oliver LATHAM and a brother of the bride were the male supports. The bride's mother and father spread the feast at their Strathfield home, Kooroogama.

Especially this one........:)

Dr. JOYCE, of Melbourne, came to Sydney last week to claim Belle RANKIN; and Belle, putting up no opposition, became his for keeps at St. Mary's in one of the few bursts of sunshine the week new. The bride's wedding garments were so sensible that she might have been doing a morning's shopping. A tailored mole gabardine costume, a dull sapphire satin hat, and mole shoes and stockings formed the visible outfit. Brother Archie gave Belle away, and Mrs. Archie and Belle's sister, Mrs. SCOTT, were among the front-seaters, who included Mrs. TOOHEY, Miss EGAN and Mrs. Ted SIMPSON and daughter Helen. Good wishes and wine were dispensed to intimates at Mrs. TOOHEY'S.

Mollie, the youngest daughter of Mrs. E.J. GREEN, of Warren, has promised to become Mrs. R.H. GORMAN, of Mosman. R.H. is the only son of C.H., of the old HARDIE and GORMAN firm.

Emilie POLINI--in unprofessional life Mrs. Harold ELLIS--is rejoicing over a daughter, who arrived at the farm-home up Rydal way, where the apples and the cherries grow.

When Dr. RILEY, Archbishop of Perth, dropped over to Sydney for the Anglican Synod his tall, good-looking son Basil came with him. The young man has crowded much into the last nine of his 28 years. He was the W.A. Rhodes Scholar for 1912, and when the Kaiser broke loose he joined up; his war experiences included 2½ years in the Krefeld prison camp, and internment in Holland, where he helped to bring out the paper for the British internees. After that he returned to New College and ran the boat club, with some reading on the side, until he went to Mesopotamia in 1919, and there he has been till now, organising schools for the young Arabs and wondering what will become of the new constitutional monarchy of Emir FEISEL.

A Brisbane postscript:
Little Jean TROTTER, who is to marry Hunter BOWMAN has been guest-of-honour at teas given by Mrs. E.T. WHITE and daughter Elma, Mrs. A.W. MACNAUGHTON and daughter Nancy, and Jean LOVE. On Thursday Mrs. TROTTER held a reception at Norwood, which was decorated with pink roses and a jazz band.

Mrs. John HICKS whose daughter Beatrice was married on Wednesday, was at home at the Belle Vue a few days earlier. Mrs. MESSERVY { who was Gladys HICKS } and Beatrice assisted mamma in entertaining 200 guests.

Another early wedding is that of Alice HOBBS, only daughter of solicitor Arthur HOBBS, to Billy ROBINSON, of Toowoomba. Mrs. Dick BILLINGTON spread a festive tea-table in the lady's honour.

The Beatrice HICKS wedding took place at St. Thomas's, Toowong. Cream georgette over satin and Mechlin lace formed the bridal garment. Pauline ELLIOTT { Charlie ELLIOTT was the groom } and Dolly KING bridesmaided in apricot taffeta, and Doreen HICKS, a small niece, in pale pink, held up the bride's train.

Taken from The Bulletin, Sydney, Saturday, October 27, 1921
p 40 Be prepared for the unusual...........!!!!!!!
{ shortened version } Lesley MADDEN was transformed into Mrs. Louis NELKEN in girlish frocking of white satin with georgette over-scallops and a bodice strewn with pearls. Brother Guy did the giving away, and a handful of MADDEN and NELKEN relatives saw the knot tied in the MADDEN dame's Cliveden flat parlour. The party then motored to the Alexandra Club, where benedictions were said by a platoon of intimate friends at the cake-cutting--an operation prefaced by music, with Walter KIRBY as chief star. The mothers of the bride and bridegroom were supported by the Robert HARPER and Albert MILLER widows, the veteran Bryon MOORE and Charlie MCEVOY.

Mrs. Rupert ATKINSON will be in the thick of race doings with her usual frocky splendour. She returned last week from a wandering in China and Japan with her pal, Maude GREGORY.

The death of Mrs. Stewart BALMAIN spells double tragedy for poor George FAIRBAIRN. The Senator's wife passed out recently, and the bereaved man left for England to be with his sole daughter Alison, only to receive news at Suez of her death. Alison, who was a lovable girl, married Captain Stewart BALMAIN when he was aiding at Government House, and they spent part of their time abroad and part in Australia looking after sheep. She owned a run on the Mornington peninsula, a beautiful place where the paddocks run clear down to the ti-trees on the beaches. She leaves three boys, George, Ian and Malcolm, and a tiny baby girl Moira. Her death will plunge the big FAIRBAIRN clan into deeper mourning, and sad gaps will be noticeable in the festivities of Melbourne's spring.

Mary Harriet IRVINE, who died of heart failure last week, was the second daughter of Hill IRVINE, of Newry, in the north the Green Isle, and a sister of the Chief Justice. She had lived in retirement at Williams-road, Toorak. The family came to Vic. 40 years ago, after dad's death.

Berwick was plunged into gloom on the morning of its flower show by the sudden passing of Miss Marion BARKER, one of the oldest and best liked residents in the district and the leading spirit in all its social and philanthropic activities. Her father was a noted Collins-street doctor of the 'sixties.

The ROBINS-of-the-Mint family is breathing again after the excitement of daughter Nancy's wedding. The fuss and flurry of the pretty girl's trousseau-gathering had been immense. Norman PRICE exchanged vows with her at the Scawtch Church, Hawthorn, and the big wedding-party had a champagne supper at Astolat, Hawthorn Grove. The bride wore brocade and silver butterflies and all the usual fluffy trappings. Her bridesmaids were in rainbow colours, and her sister, Mrs. Widge GREY, from St Arnaud, was a tulle-decked matron of honour. Ann WILLIAMS sang among the arum-lilies in the church.

"Sweet Nell" STEWART is a proud Grandmother. Daughter Nancy--Mrs. LYNTON--came to Australia three or four months ago in order that the little one might be a " dinkum Aussie"; and its name is John.

Rev. George Edwin LAMBLE, of St. Stephen's, Richmond, had induced Winifred Jessie BAINBRIDGE to take charge of his vicarage. The partnership was formally witnessed and blessed by Archdeacon HINDLEY and his Rev. brother SCHOFIELD. The vicaress is a sister of the 'Varsity Registrar' and of the general manager of the Southern Union Insurance Co.

Little Fifi IRWIN and her fiancé, Nigel SOMERSET, gent-help to Governor WEIGALL, have arranged to be made one in March. After a brief honeymoon in Europe they will steam to India, where the bridegroom will be due to join his regiment.

A note from Adelaide:-Word comes that Henry TARLTON, an Adelaide man long resident in Central Africa--he was chosen as companion and guide for Theodore ROOSEVELT in the famous shooting-expedition--has been badly mauled by a leopard. Wounded in thick bush it doubled back on him and got him down. He killed it eventually, and is recovering, though his left arm was for some time in danger.

Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, April 6, 1889

Supreme Court
Wednesday, March 27
Further evidence was taken for the plaintiff in the action of Jeremiah CAPPEL, labourer, v. William FINUCANE, chief clerk in the office of the Commissioner of Police, £1000 damages for assault and wrongful imprisonment.

Mrs. CASSIM, proprietress of CASSIM'S Hotel, and several old residents of Cleveland were examined with a view of proving that the disputed allotment had been in the possession of Mrs. CASSIM and her late husband for more than twenty years. At the conclusion of the evidence, Sir S.W. GRIFFITH asked for a nonsuit on the ground that there was no evidence as to want of reasonable cause for the action of the defendant, and no evidence of malice.

In Chambers before his Honour Sir Charles LILLEY, C.J., in re application of Lewis MARSHALL to quash order of E.T. PARR-SMITH, Thomas BURKE, Thomas WEEDON, J.M. BLACK, W.G. CHANCELLOR, and Edward DEIGHTON, JJ.P., an order nisi was granted to quash the conviction of the justices, returnable before Full Court on 9th instant, on the following grounds:-- {1} that the information disclosed no offence under the South Brisbane by-laws; {2} that no evidence was produced that defendant was the master or manager of the house of ill-fame referred to in the information.

Ex parte Francis Chas. HODEL, of Townsville, newspaper proprietor, and in re Fd. CRUICKSHANK, pound keeper, application for ouster as councillor of Thuringowa Division against CRUICKSHANK. Order nisi for judgement of ouster against CRUICKSHANK under the Divisional Board Act, with costs; returnable before the Full Court on 7th May next.

In re Joseph D. RUDD, of Cairns, contractor, insolvent, motion for examination of insolvent and production of documents before the police-magistrate at cairns. Order accordingly.

The Curator of Intestate Estates obtained leave to administer in the following intestate estates:-
Christian LACHTIG
Andrew MUIR

Thursday, March 28
Further evidence in the case Jeremiah CAPPEL v. William FINUCANE, The jury, after about an hour's absence from court, returned a verdict for the defendant.

Mr. POWER, on behalf of the plaintiff in the action P. M'CLAFFERTY v. W. FINUCANE, £1000 damages, the grounds of which were the same as in the previous case, agreed to accept a nonsuit.

Saturday, March 30
The following cases were disposed of in Chambers before his Honour Sir Charles LILLEY, C.J.:-- In re John WILLS, of Veresdale, butcher and publican, in insolvency, motion to annul adjudication of 21st November, 1885;

On the application of Mr. KNIGHT, an order was made confirming the resolution of meeting of creditors and to annul adjudication. PRIMROSE v. Eodone Aerated Water Company Limited, motion for injunction; Order-- by consent let injunction go; defendant to pay plaintiff's costs fixed by consent at £15, to give plaintiff an apology, to be published, proceedings to be abandoned upon fulfilment of order.

MORRISEY v. CRUICKSHANK and LOVE, summons to change venue from Rockhampton to Townsville: Mr POWER { instructed by Mr. MACNISH} appeared for defendant, and Mr. REAL {instructed by Mr. N. WILSON} opposed the application on behalf of plaintiff. Order as per summons.

Monday, April 1
The Criminal Sittings of the court opened before Sir Charles LILLEY, C.J.
The following prisoners pleaded guilty and were remanded for sentence:--
Albert PURSSELL, horse stealing;

Geo. Nugent BROWN and Thos. GALE, larceny and receiving;

Wm. SKINNER, Wm. JOLLY, Peter MADSEN, larceny;

Wm. H.E. JOHNSON, larceny as a servant;

Edward BAIRE, larceny as a bailee;

Wm. Swain WILLEY, false pretences;

Thos. Dean SCOTT, forgery and uttering.

In the case of Geo. SARGEANT, charged with an attempt to commit a capital offence, the Crown Prosecutor abandoned the prosecution after cross-examination of his principal witness.

Robt. MILLER was found guilty of having received property knowing it to have been stolen, and was remanded for sentence.

Wm. MARR was found guilty to having attempted to commit an unnatural offence and was sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment with hard labour.

The following business was transacted in Chambers before Mr. Justice HARDING. In re the Insanity Act 1884, and in re Thos, SHITTLER, of South Brisbane, gentleman, Mr. F.W. WILSON appeared in support of a petition for declaration of insanity. Order nisi on respondent to show cause why an order should not be made in accordance with the prayer of the petition, returnable on 10th April.

DUNCAN v. BROWN and MACCABE v. BROWN, applications to sign final judgment as per summons.

In re Albert Edward Clarke BARTLETT, in liquidation, on the application of debtor, an order was made appointing a receiver upon giving security to the satisfaction of the registrar--himself in £600, and two sureties of £300 each.

An order restraining further proceedings until the meeting of creditors was made in each of the following cases:--


Tuesday, April 2
George WRIGHT pleaded guilty to forgery and uttering, and was sentenced to two years' hard labour, the sentence to be suspended under the provision of the Offenders' Probation Act, upon his entering into the usual recognisances, and making restitution of £13 16s., the money he obtained by his fraud.

Henry BRENNON, a youth, was found guilty of having received a horse, knowing it to have been stolen, and was sentenced to three years penal servitude.

Alex J. SCOTT was charged with obtaining money by false pretences, but at his request the case was postponed until next sittings of the court to allow of the attendance of a witness, who, prisoner stated, authorised him to obtain the money.

The case against George MAITLAND, for embezzlement, broke down owing to the absence of the principal witness, W, SHEARING, who, the Crown Prosecutor stated, could not be found. MAITLAND was discharged.

Joseph BELL, was charged with stealing a bed and mattress, the property of FINNEY, ISLES, and Co., but his honour directed the jury to find a verdict of not guilty on the opening of the Crown Prosecutor. A second charge of a similar nature against BELL was proceeded with, and had been partly heard when the court rose.

Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, April 6, 1889
Mining Accident at Charters Towers.
Charters Towers, April 1
A shocking accident occurred this morning by which two miners lost their lives in the North Queen shaft. The men killed, Arthur BRISTOWE and Thomas ACE, were contractors , and wanted to go below. When the engine-driver, Robert MILLER, lowered them by the brake without the engine, directly their weight came on the rope the bucket plunged down the shaft, the brake, which appears to have been out of repair, proving useless to control the speed. The shaft was 330ft. deep, and the poor fellows were found both with fractured skulls, one being quite dead and the other only living a quarter of an hour afterwards. The driver holds a certificate of efficiency from Victoria. ACE was a married man, and leaves a wife and three children. This accident caused quite a sensation in town this morning, and an inquiry into the matter will be held at once. --------------

April 2 An inquiry into the circumstances connected with the death of the two men in the North Queen mine yesterday, was commenced to-day, but not finished. April 3 An inquiry into the fatal accident at the North Queen mine was resumed this morning. The full evidence and a report from the Inspector of Mines and Mr. CANEY showed that the loose drum by which the men were lowered was not only greasy but that the brake was imperfect and the fact of lowering on the brake in any case was very dangerous. The engine-driver, MILLER, had to find sureties for his appearance at the adjourned inquiry on Friday

Charge of False Pretences A young man named William AUSTIN again appeared at the City Police Court yesterday before Mr. Phillip PINNOCK, P.M., in answer to the charge of having obtained £340 from a man named Anders PETERSON by means of false pretences. Sub-inspector DYRHAM prosecuted and Mr. O'SHEA defended.

Attempted Murder and Suicide Melbourne, April 1
Shortly after 3 o'clock this afternoon as Dr. F. Grenville TAAFE was getting into his buggy from the Rochester Hotel at Rochester, the report of a gun was heard, and the doctor staggered and fell. About ten seconds afterwards a second report was heard from the balcony of the hotel. The doctor, who had been picked up was found to be severely injured in the right shoulder, neck, and head by the shot fired from the balcony and discovered a man named GAFFNEY lying dead in a bedroom off the balcony, his right hand grasping a double-barrelled breach-loading gun, which he had evidently fired at Dr. TAAFE from the balcony, and then placed the muzzle of the gun in his mouth and fired, blowing the back and top portion of the head off. GAFFNEY was about 27 years of age, and had been for some months manager of Dr. TAAFE'S dispensary. On Friday he gave notice that he would leave, and had been heard to say that he would show the doctor up, and would shoot him. The doctor suspected that GAFFNEY'S books were wrong, and refused to allow him to leave by the midday train. Dr. TAAFE is in a very low state, and his condition is considered to be critical. ----------------

New Zealand The death is announced of Wetere te RENENGA, chief of the Makau tribe, who was the leader of the party of Maoris who committed the White Cliffs massacre, when the Rev. Mr. WHITELY and others were killed, a short time before the massacre by Te KOOTI.

Dr DEAMER, one of the oldest medical men in Christchurch, died suddenly at the meeting of members of the council of the Medical Society. He was 59 years of age, and arrived at the colony in 1863. he was a prominent Mason, and during a recent visit to England was appointed a Past Director of Ceremonies to the Grand Lodge of England.

Norfolk Island
March 6
Two deaths have occurred in the community, one an old and much respected member, Mrs. William QUINTAL, or "Aunt Maria" as she was called, who died on the 12th January, full of years and honours in the shape of descendants. Mrs. QUINTAL, who had reached the ripe age of 78, was one of the few remaining Pitcairners of the second generation, whose characteristics are so widely known and appreciated. The other, Selwyn CHRISTIAN, although a widower, was a comparatively young man, and died through a complication of disorders.

Miscellaneous London, March 29
The personalty of the late William Benjamen WALKER, formerly of Sydney, amounts to £266,000.

London, March 31
Mr. Edward JENKS, who has been appointed Professor of Law in the Melbourne University, will sail for Australia by the Orizaba, which leaves London on the 12th April.

London, April 1
At the chess tournament in New York yesterday, Mr. GOSSIP, of Adelaide, beat Mr. BAIRD, an American.

Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, April 6, 1889
and Letters of Administration have been granted as follows:--
John SIMMONDS, of Brisbane, monumental sculptor, £2230, to Mary Jemima SIMMONDS, of Brisbane, widow;

William ABRAHAM, of Mackay, chemist, £783, to Wm. MARSH, of Mackay, merchant;

John EASTWELL, of Jack Smith's Gully, near Warwick, farmer, £198, to Geo. EASTWELL, of same place, farmer;

Joanna Angela HAWKINS, of Albion, £200, to Thomas Sampson HAWKINS, jun., of Albion, accountant;

Samuel TIPPETT, of Happy Valley, Mount Morgan, £251, to Mary Ann TIPPETT, of same place, widow;

Bartholomew BRADY, of Merritt's Creek, near Highfields, £829, to Michael MOORE, of Cabarlah, farmer, and James BROADFOOT, of Merritt's Creek, contractor;

John LANCASTER, of Middle Farm, near Brisbane, gentleman, £5641, to John LANCASTER, of Racecourse;

Charles DAVIS, of Eagle Farm, freeholder, £895, to Wm. Thomas ATTHOW, of Brisbane, solicitor, and Fred DAVIS, of Eagle Farm, blacksmith;

John Fred COCKFIELD, of Charters Towers, sawyer, £100, to John CARSE, of Charters Towers, merchant, and John OCKFIELD, of same place, sawyer;

Thomas MANCHESTER, of Bundaberg, saw-mills proprietor, £9154, to James Spencer MEIKLEJOHN, of Bundaberg, bank manager, and John CRAN, of Millaquin, near Bundaberg, sugar planter;

Andrew James BROWN, of Eidsvold, gentleman, £100, to John Henry EDOLS, of Eidsvold, speculator, and Robt. G. JELLIE, of Eidsvold, speculator.

Administration :--
Wm. WOODLEY, of Brisbane { late of Invercargill, N.Z. }, £300 to Fanny WOODLEY, of Indooroopilly, widow;

Timothy Cummings GRIFFIN, of Black Jack, Charters Towers, £2 13s., to Mary GRIFFIN, of same place, widow;

Malcolm Jamieson ELLIS, of Mackay, gentleman, £193, to Willoughby Jno. CRARETY, of Elalong, near Mackay, sugar planter;

Carl Heinrich JEWES { probably should be TEWES }, of Djuan, near Crow's Nest, £270, to Anna Louise JEWES, of same place, widow;

Wm. M'BEAN, of Croydon, accountant, £573, to Andrew James FULLERTON, of Croydon, sharebroker;

Patrick GLEESON, of Brisbane, contractors overseer, £100 to Catherine GLEESON, of Brisbane, widow;

Deborah WINTZLOFF, of Brisbane, £100, to Chas. Augustus WINTZLOFF, of Brisbane, carpenter;

Michael GALVIN, of Torrens Creek, innkeeper, £445, to Kate GALVIN, of same place, widow.

Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, April 6, 1889
Hurricane in Samoa p. 636 & 637
Auckland, March 30 { Rather a large write-up, too much for here, this is shortened but gives the basic information needed }

The San Francisco mail steamer Mariposa, which arrived at Auckland this morning, brings tidings of a terrible naval disaster at Apia, where on the 16th March a furious hurricane occurred. Six out of the seven warships in port, were lost, namely :--
The Nipsic, Vandalia,, and Trenton { Admiral KIMBERLEY'S flagship}, of the United States navy and the Olga, Eber, and Adler of the German Pacific squadron, in addition to two iron barques and eleven coasting vessels.
The whole foreshore was strewn with wreckage as far as one could see. Hundreds of natives sent by Malietoa and mataafa did splendid work in saving lives and assisting in every way they possibly could. They made no distinction between Germans and Americans and are certainly deserving of the highest praise for the brave and unselfish way in which they acted.
The Vandalia lost four officers and thirty-nine men, namely:
Paymaster ORMES,
Lieutenant of Marines SUTTON,
Pay Clerk John ROACH,
Quartermaster William BROWN, and the following seaman:--
Henry BAKER,
George LOPMAN,
John SIMS,

The Nipsic lost seven seaman--namely;--
George COLLAN,
John HILL,
Joshua HEEP,
Henry PONTSELL, and

The officers and crew of the Trenton were all saved.

Captain SCHUMAKER, of the Vandalia, was just about to take to the rigging, when he was caught by an advancing wave, and was swept against a gatling gun. He was probably severely injured, as the same sea carried him overboard, and he was drowned in view of all those who remained from the Vandalia.
The following is a list of the vessels wrecked besides the men of war:--
Peter Godeffroi, barque;
Lily, Schooner;
Agar, barquentine;
Detran, cutter;
Polo, schooner;
Viturnapa, Schooner;
Vaitele, cutter; and
Mukunono, ketch.

The Lily was cut down at her anchors by the Nipsic. Captain DOUGLAS was on board at the time, as also was Mr. ORMSBY, trader for Macarther and Co., and the schooner's cook. The two latter were drowned.

Only five of the Eber's crew were saved, the remaining seventy-two going down with the vessel. Those who reached shore after a terrible struggle were:
Lieutenant Gold DEEKER, and seaman JEARAURTZ, STEIN, GILL, and ECKLART.

The Adler lost the following:
Petty Officer RASHKE,
fireman MORGMAN,

All the Olga's officers and crew were saved. The Trenton only lost one boy, who was struck by a sea and killed, his skull being smashed.

Mr. Thomas MEAD, who was for many years a member of the Lyceum company and was identified with Mr. IRVING'S principal presentation, died at his residence in London Sunday, 17th February, in his seventieth year. Mr. MEAD entered the theatrical profession in 1841. He was the author of a comedy entitled " The Coquette, " which was produced at the Haymaker in 1867 with Miss Amy SEDGWICK in the chief character.

The Rev. A.C .DIXON, of Baltimore, has calculated that on the basis given in the Apocalypse, Heaven contains 5,759,750,000,000 rooms, each one being 19ft. x 16ft. in dimensions. {Hmmmmmm !!!!, must be room for me :) }

Miss Anna Maria GOLDSMID died on the 8th February at the age of eighty-three. As the eldest daughter of Sir Isaac Lyon GOLDSMID, the " Althenæum " says, she assisted him in his labours for the political emancipation of the Jews. She had, however, independent merit, for she was a chief actor in promoting in England the movement for what was called Jewish reform, which was at first treated as a schism. Many years ago she published a translation from the German of Jewish sermons.

Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, April 6, 1889
George Tite RALPH, late of Rannes,--Communicate with the Under Secretary, General Post Office, Brisbane.

Inquires from home.
Fred HUNT, {late of Cooktown},-- If this should meet his eye, Joe PYNSENT would like to hear from him. Frances-street, Bondi, Sydney.

Will Charles MURPHY, late of Forbes, formerly County Fermanagh, Ireland, write immediately or wire to his sister Mary Ann, at Cunnamulla, who has arrived from Ireland.

Information respecting David REYNOLDS, who left " Briton Ferry " for Brisbane, 1885, will be thankfully received by his children. Please address REYNOLDS, 2 Regent-street, Briton Ferry, South Wales, England.

William BEADLE, who arrived in the colony about twelve months ago from Cottered, near Buntingford, Herefordshire, or anyone knowing of his whereabouts, will greatly oblige by communicating wit J.T.B., "Courier" Office, Brisbane GARRY,--

If this should meet the eye of Patrick GARRY, of Galway, Ireland, who arrived in the colony about five years ago, last heard of at Herberton, write at once to your Delia GARRY, Post Office, Forrest grove. Important news from home.

Fred PAYNE { known as Happy Jack, or Red Fellow} last heard from Mitchell Extension March, 1887.--His friends anxious to hear of him. Communications thankfully received and acknowledged { two years letters have been returned}. PAYNE, Cutler, Rochester-row, Westminster, England.

DAVIS, Hopkin E., late of Rose Thistle and Shamrock Hotel, Millchester, afterwards at Hughenden, and now supposed to be Croydon,--Your mother is dangerously ill, no hope of recovery; she wish to see you. Anyone knowing his whereabouts kindly communicate with William DAVIS, Wendouree, Whitton, New South Wales; or to Thomas DAVIS, Terrick Terrick, Victoria.

Thomas WILLIAMS, native of Agnes Banks, Richmond, New South Wales.--Your father is dead; it will be to your advantage to communicate with the undersigned. Any person that will give any information concerning the said Thomas WILLIAMS will be rewarded. James WILLIAMS, or John DEVLON, Agnes Banks, Richmond, N.S.W.

The following persons have been adjudicated insolvent during the week:--
Patrick BURKE and William Nicholas BURKE, trading as BURKE and Co., of Townsville, draper.

Engelbert SCHWER, of Laidley, plumber.

An insolvency sitting of the Supreme Court was held before His Honour Mr. Justice HARDING on Wednesday.
Geo. FAULKNER, mercantile agent, of Brisbane, was granted a certificate of discharge under section 167, subsection 2 of the Insolvency Act.

The adjourned application of Mr. JAMESON in the estate of Antonio Francis SERLICK, homestead selector, of Scattering Plains, near Roma, for a certificate, was further adjourned for two months, as two years had not elapsed since the date of adjudication.

Robt. NOSWORTHY, of South Brisbane, draper, passed his last examination.

Constable M'NAMARA, of Miles, wired to the Commissioner of Police on Saturday, stating that he had been informed that James CLARKE, of Condamine, while driving his team with a load of rails on Myall Grove station, near Condamine, on Friday was accidentally killed by being jammed by his dray against a tree.

The four men named Andrea PANOILLI, Giovanni CAVANA, Carlo FEDERAL, and Francisco CAVANA, who are supposed to be escapees from the French penal settlement at Noumea, and who were arrested near Rockhampton several days ago on a charge of larceny of a boat, were brought up at the City Police Court on Tuesday, and remanded for a week.

We regret to learn that the Rev. J.E. TENISON-WOODS is so seriously indisposed that every kind of literary work has to be given up by him. On the account the series of letters on " Ancient Australia ' will be discontinued, but perhaps at some future period may be resumed.

The Barcoo {Barcaldine},
March 21
Last week I mentioned that a report had been received in town that a man had been lost in the bush near the 21-mile bore, but no particulars were at that time to hand. It seems that James RUTHERFORD arrived here on the 7th instant, from Melbourne, en route for Manaroo station, near Forrest Grove, where he was to act as overseer. He left on Friday morning, the 15th, per WILLIAM'S coach for Forest Grove.
On Monday, just before sundown, CHURCH'S camp, about four miles beyond the 21-mile bore, was reached, and while conversing together with RUTHERFORD, who was said to be delirious, suddenly ran into the bush. No attempt was made to follow him, and next morning WILLIAM'S resumed his journey, leaving his son behind to search the bush with Mr. CHURCH for the missing passenger. Being unsuccessful a return was made to camp, and the Messrs. DONALD, of Beaconsfield, happening to pass along in a buggy they were asked to give information to the Barcaldine police. They did so just before dark on Tuesday evening, but the police and tracker did not start out until 9 a.m. next morning, no horses being procurable. By the time the camp was reached the sand tracks were old, and the tracker did not pick them up until Friday. The trail once found was quickly followed, and eventually poor RUTHERFORD'S remains were found about five miles from the bore; they were much decomposed and quite black, and were only recognisable by the clothing. The unfortunate man had made a wide detour, and had almost cut his track again. He had travelled through bushes, limbs of which were found broken in large numbers, and, when found, he had worked through the dense bush, and had apparently fallen. Being unable to rise, he perished miserably. When found, RUTHERFORD had been dead about forty-eight hours. He was known to have had £8 in notes and a cheque of the value of £50. The notes he spent here, the cheque cannot be found. In the deceased's box, among other things, was an assurance policy for £500.
Deceased is said to have been a relative of Mr. RUTHERFORD, of the firm POWERS, RUTHEFORD, and Co., the well-known stock and station agents, Melbourne.

It is an unfortunate thing for the Aramac-Muttaburra district that the Rev. G.L. LESTER incumbent of the huge parish { larger than the United Kingdom }, has decided to resign. Mr. LESTER intends studying medicine for a term , and then purposes going as a missionary to India.

Clarence and Richmond ,
March 16 { New South Wales}
A man named John GAYNOR was drowned yesterday at Morgan's Crossing near Eatonswill, about twelve miles above Grafton. He was under the influence of liquor, and foolishly entered into the water to push off the river boat which was aground. In his effort he was unsuccessful, and he then began to swim but he was soon exhausted. One of the boatman threw out a rope to him and tied it around his waist, but his head was then under the water and he was drowned. Deceased leaves a wife and family.

On Tuesday last James GRADY , who was at one time proprietor of Tattersall's Casino, attempted to murder and inflicted a severe wound on a man named Farquhar M'LENNAN, aged over 70 years, near Coraki, Richmond River. Afterwards GRADY went and committed suicide by drowning himself in the Richmond River. GRADY was the worse of liquor at the time, and he owed M'LENNON £70 for rent.

Northern and Western Districts
[From Local Papers to the 23rd March]
Mr. RAWSON, Crown lands ranger, reported to the Rockhampton police a singular discovery made on the 19th instant by his son. It appears that the lad was fishing at Riverview, at the mouth of Lion Creek, when he hauled an old sack to the surface of the water. This he promptly opened, and found it to contain a quantity of wearing apparel, a pair of boots, a water-bag, and a canvas bag. The latter bore the name of "F. PROUDLEY" and the whole parcel presented the appearance of having been immersed for some considerable time. It was also stated that young RAWSON detected a very offensive smell in the vicinity of the spot where the bag was found, but although he made a search, was not successful in ascertaining the cause of the smell.

Southern and Western Districts
[From Local papers to the 30th March]
A serious accident befell Mr. M'IVOR, the other day at Bowensville, {says the Dalby herald}. It appears that whilst in the act of mounting a restive horse the reins broke, and the unfortunate man was dragged a quarter of a mile before his feet became disentangled from the stirrup-iron. The injuries he received were of a rather serious nature. The horse kicked him severely in the side, breaking three of his ribs. Mr. M'IVOR is now doing well.

Janet M. COFFEY, on remand, appeared at the Maryborough Police Court on the 27th March charged with having no lawful means of support. No further evidence was offered against the accused. It appeared that on the previous afternoon, in order to escape from her present dilemma, she married the kanaka with whom she had been living for a considerable time. Senior-sergeant HIGGINS produced the certificate of marriage, showing that she had been married to Sam LONG at St. Paul's Church by the Rev. R.R. EVA. She was discharged, Mr. LUKIN remarking that he was glad to see she had been made an honest woman. He also cautioned her to be careful in the future or Sam would get into trouble.

Central and Western Districts
{From the Northern Miner to 27th March }
A sad occurrence took place on the 23rd march { says the Miner }, resulting in the death of Mrs. G.H.SNELL, wife of a miner working in the Rainbow, and residing near the Eastward Ho claim. It appears that the unfortunate woman had been busily engaged during the forenoon in clearing up the kitchen and righting the stove. This necessitated her making a fire in the open air to cook the dinner. Shortly after 12 o'clock Mrs. SNELL came out to see that things were all right, and was drawing the fire together a little when the saucepan containing the boiling stew overturned in the fire and partially on her dress. The grease caused the flames to rush towards her, and the bottom of her skirts was in flames in a moment. With momentary presence of mind, Mrs. SNELL rushed into the kitchen, and, seeing a wet sack that was lying there, wound it round the burning dress, After keeping it there some few seconds, and the heat becoming unbearable, she opened the sack, thinking the fire was extinguished, but it was not, and the flames burst out afresh. On seeing this the poor woman rushed out through the house into the open, thus fanning the flames into renewed vigour. Mr. David RALSTON fortunately happened to be passing at the time, and rushed to the assistance of the sufferer, and, with the help of Mr. MORAN and one or two other willing helpers, succeeded in extinguishing the flames, but not before they had played sad havoc with the victim. Mrs. SNELL lingered until 2 o'clock the next morning, when she died.

Normanton, March 29
Alexander DALZIER has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment for stealing £5 from the tent of a man who had been feeding him.

Croydon, April 2
John ANDREWS has succumbed to the effects of the recent dynamite explosion. This is the first fatal mining accident here since the discovery of the Croydon field.

Cooktown, April 1
The steamer Ottilie left for Finchhaven { German New-Guinea } to-day. Her passengers were Dr. HERMANN, Herr Von BROWN, and L. FALZER.

Bowen, April 3
Richard FELL, storekeeper, and old Bowenite, died this morning.

Townsville, March 31
Mr. G.F. THOMSON, of the firm SMITH and WALKER, auctioneers, was drowned in the Ross River to-day, whilst out shooting. Mr. THOMSON was in company with Messrs. M'INTOSH, BUTT, and Warrington LAING, and having shot a duck stripped and plunged in to secure it. His companions saw him struggling in the water, and Mr. M'INTOSH, calling out to the others, plunged in, but could not reach the drowning man till he had sunk. He dived and recovered the body, and brought it ashore within three minutes. Every endeavour was made, extending over two hours, to restore animation, but without avail. The body was brought into town to-night.

April 1
Yesterday two men named Samuel HAINES and Edward RAMSDEN were stalking a turkey near Cluden. They has separated and HAINES, who had crawled to within range of the bird, was in the act of taking aim and had raised his head slightly when RAMSDEN, mistaking HAINE'S felt hat for the turkey, fired and severely wounded his companion. HAINES was shot in the chest, throat and face, one of the pellets striking and lodging in the stock of his gun.
RAMSDEN rushed to his assistance, when HAINES exclaimed, " Where am I shot, Harry ?" and fainted. The wounded man was brought into town, and medical attendance obtained. Three doctors attended him, and took a large number of pellets of shot from the wounds. HAINES now lies in a very desperate condition.

The remains of Mr. G.T. THOMSON, who was drowned in the ROSS River on Sunday, were buried to-day. The funeral was one of the largest ever seen in Townsville. Forty-two private carriages, wagonettes, and cabs followed the hearse. Flags in the town were flying half-mast all day, and Mr. THOMSOM'S premature and sad end has cast a gloom over the whole town.

Rockhampton, April 3
A public farewell was accorded to the Rev. T.B. HOLMES, of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, this evening previous to his departure for Gympie.

Maryborough, April 1
The trustees of the Botanical Gardens have ordered an iron fountain from Glasgow, costing £500, as a memorial of the late Miss MELVILLE. A sum of £100 will also be expended in seats as a memorial of Mr. R.B.SHERIDAN.

Blackall, April 4
Joseph PENTON, Cobb and Co's groom at the Middle Stage, Blackall and Jericho road has been lost since Tuesday. The police from Jericho and Blackall are searching without success so far.

Roma, April 3
A barmaid named Lizzie HENRY, formerly of Warwick, committed suicide to-day by taking poison. An inquiry will be held to-morrow.

Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, December 1, 1888
The following persons died in the Brisbane Hospital during the fortnight ending 24th November:--
Thomas M'INTYRE, aged 30, admitted 11th November, died 13th.November.

Ellen COOLEY, aged 43, admitted 14th November, died 17th November.

Charles LOVELL, aged 28, admitted 2nd December, died 17th December.

John Muncaster NICHOLSON, aged 56, admitted 20th November, died 21st November.

Mary ALBRECHT, aged 19. admitted 12th November, died 22nd November.

John BUTLER, aged 21, admitted 15th November, died 23rd December.

Mary Ann LYNCH, aged 23, admitted 12th October, died 24th November.

Senior-constable POWER wires to the Commissioner for Police from Boulia, under Monday's date:-" Mrs. SMITH, wife of Stephen SMITH, licensee of the Royal Hotel, Boulia, died yesterday at her residence after eight hours' illness. An inquiry will be held.

Mr. John Muncaster NICHOLSON, a very old and highly respected colonist, died suddenly on the 21st November, and his remains were interred in the Brisbane General Cemetery next afternoon. A correspondent supplies the following particulars of his somewhat eventful career:-- He arrived in Victoria early in the "fifties", and worked as a partner with Mr. Patrick { now Sir Patrick} JENNINGS on the Ballarat and Bendigo diggings. He was one of the miners who, with Mr. Peter LALOR, engaged in the historic battle of the Eureka Stockade. Later on Mr. NICHOLSON took an active part in the expulsion of the Chinese from the Buckland River goldfield, in the Ovens district.
After many years of rough colonial life he returned to England and revisited the scenes of his boyhood. He then came out to Queensland, and in company with Mr. SHAKESPEARE, now of Barcaldine, carried on the business of an hotel and storekeeper in the Central districts. Foe the past eight years Mr. NICHOLSON, was employed in the office of Messrs. BAKER and Co., sanitary contractor, and despite the growing infirmities of gathering years fulfilled his duties until within a day of his death.

Country News
Barcoo {Barcaldine}, November 22
An old man named Robert POWERS, employed as a boundary rider on an out station of Alice Downs, appears to have met his death by a fall from his horse on Saturday night. He left the house on that morning, but did not return. A search was made, and on Monday Mr. TODD found POWERS lying dead near the Skeleton Creek dam.

Rockhampton, November 25
Mrs. M'KENNY, an old resident in Bolsover-street, attempted to drown herself in the river this morning, but was prevented by some on-lookers and taken home. The attempted suicide is said to have been owing to a disagreement with her husband.

Ipswich, November 26
A rather sudden death occurred on Saturday morning last of an old and well-known resident of this town in the person of Mr. Charles WOODS, District Court bailiff here for many years. He settled in Ipswich seventeen years ago, and has resided here ever since. He had been ill a couple of days with diphtheria and congestion of the lungs, but he got up on Saturday about 9 o'clock. A couple of hours afterwards he lay down to rest again, and passed away without saying a word to his wife, who entered the room just as he was dying. He was about 55 years of age, and leaves behind him four grown-up sons, the eldest of whom { William } is a compositor on the Cou.....? staff.

Caboolture, November 27
A terrible accident happened on Friday night last at Mooloolah, by which three children were burnt to death. It appears that a selector named NOWAKE was returning home at about 9 p.m. with his spring cart. Just before getting to his house there is a small belt of scrub to pass through, and, it being dark, NOWAKE, cooeyed to his wife to bring a light. Mrs. NOWAKE, directly she heard the cooey, threw an armful of wood on the fire at the house, and started off with a lantern. She met her husband and showed him the way through the scrub, and when getting within sight of the house they beheld a mass of flames. They rushed up as quickly as possible-- for their three children had been left sleeping in bed when their mother came away with the light--but the unfortunate parents were only in time to find the blackened remains of one of their children. The whole tragedy did not occupy more than about fifteen minutes. The remains of the other two children could not be identified, in fact could not be found. The unhappy parents are distracted.

{ From Local Papers to 17th November}
The Bulletin states that a fatal accident befell an old resident in the district named Peter GLACKIN on Friday last. He was a selector at Ulam, and was engaged with another man mustering cattle. While thus employed, two beasts broke away, and GLACKIN galloped after them. The next his companion saw, when he turned round, was the riderless horse, and GLACKIN lying stretched on the ground. He at once left the cattle and went to the spot only to find that the unfortunate man was dead. Death must have been instantaneous. An examination of the horse showed that the animal must have fallen on his knees, and probably shot the rider over his head. There was an abrasion on the dead man's forehead, and the likelihood is he was thrown violently on to his head, as his neck was broken. The sad affair was witnessed by GLACKIN'S wife. The deceased gentleman came to Rockhampton by the ship Beejapore in 1863. He was widely known in the district, and highly respected by an extensive circle of friends. He leaves a widow, but no family.

Central and Western Districts.
{From Local papers to 22nd November}
Information was received in Rockhampton on the 21st instant { says the Bulletin } that the skeleton of a man had been found near Skeleton Creek dam, on Alice Downs station. The discovery was made by a man named TODD on Monday last, and subsequent examination showed that the remains were those of Robert POWER, who was formerly a boundary rider on the station. Power, it was transpired, left to attend to his work on Saturday last, and nothing more was heard of him until his riderless horse was found with the saddle and bridle on. The probability is that he met with such an accident as disabled him, and was devoured by dingoes.

News has been received in Rockhampton, and it is confirmed by the Bulletin's correspondent of the death of the Rev. J.D. MABLY, the Presbyterian minister of Tambo, at Blackall at 1 o'clock on the afternoon of the 19th instant. The reverend gentleman left his abode about three weeks ago, on a ministerial visit to Blackall, and he intended returning via Bloomfield and Ravensbourne. During his absence, however, he was taken ill from an affection of the heart; and expired at the hour named. Mr. MABLY was a native of Yorkshire, and arrived in the colony about three years ago. At first he administered in the Primitive Methodist denomination at Blackall, but some time ago he applied to be received into the Presbyterian Church, and he was admitted by the general assembly on probation, it being understood that at as early as possible, he should be advanced to the full status of the ministry. He was a man of fair education, well read, and of affable and attractive manners. When he left the Primitive Methodists he was removed to Blackall, where he purposed entering on his studies preparatory to finally embracing his adopted Church. He had many friends in both places, however, in fact, all over the district he was honoured and respected, not more as a minister than as a friend. He was a splendid horseman, and a typical bush minister.

Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, December 1, 1888

CALDWELL--On the 23rd November, at Sandgate, the wife of W.A. CALDWELL, of a son.

COOLING--On the 23rd November, at her residence, Millooille, Enogera-terrace, the wife of Alfred I. COOLING, of a daughter

DRANE--On the 26th November, at Mundumburrah, Eagle Junction, the wife of J.W.C. DRANE, of a son.

GILL--On the 29th November, at Hamilton-place, Bowen Hills, near Brisbane, the wife of George GILL, of a daughter.

MACINTOSH--On the 21st November, at her residence, Union-road, Clayfield, the wife of John MACINTOSH, of a son.

MORAN--On the 6th November, at her mother's residence, the wife of Daniel MORAN, of a son.

M'KEAG--On the 17th November, at her residence, Leinavady Lodge, Union-street, the wife of James M'KEAG, of a son.

PALMER--On the 17th November, at Alvie, Maryborough, the wife of F.H. PALMER, of Barolin, Bundaberg, of a son.

ROSETTA--On the 22nd November, at her residence, Tyrone Cottage, Bowen Hills, the wife of H.C. ROSETTA, of a son.

ROBINSON--On the 17th November, at Thorn-street, Ipswich, the wife of Henry ROBINSON, of a daughter.

CARFOOT--M'CORMACK--On the 7th November, at All Saint's Church, by the Rev. C.G. ROBINSON, Thomas Morris, third son of the late Richard CARFOOT, Bolton, England, to Edith Rose, only daughter of Henry M'CORMACK, Coachbuilder, Brisbane.

GREEN--CRONIN--On the 6th November, at Rockhampton, Jabez GREEN, of Maryborough, to Kate Genevieve CRONIN, of Brisbane.

HAYDON--M'RAE--On the 31st October, at the Bank of New South Wales, Normanton, by the Rev. W.S.Curzon SIGGERS, A.S. HAYDON, of Vena Park, to Jessie, only daughter of the late J. M'RAE, of Banffshire, Scotland.

KING--VEALE--On the 22nd November, at Beaudesert, by the Rev. Father O'REILLY, James, eldest son of Thomas KING, Portroe, Tipperary, Ireland, to Margaret, eldest daughter of John VEALE, Fermoy, Cork, Ireland.

CRAIG--On the 19th November, at her residence, Nashville, Sandgate, after a long and painful illness, Jane, the beloved wife of William CRAIG, and daughter of the late William WALLACE, of Kilmarnock, Scotland, leaving a large family to mourn their loss. Deeply regretted.

DESS--On the 24th November, at Montague-road, South Brisbane, Edward, youngest son of Edward DESS, aged 10 years and 10 months.

DONNELLY--On the 29 th November, at Moy House, 151 Boundry-street, Spring Hill, Lizzie, second daughter of Thomas DONNELLY, Derryscollop, near Moy, county Armagh, Ireland, aged 25 years.

EMMERSON--On the 10th November, at his residence, Bowen, Daniel Ralph EMMERSON, of Proserpine Station, aged 68 years.

GAUL--On the 18th November, in Townsville Hospital, Simon GAUL, late of the Queensland National Bank, Normanton and Cloncurry.

NESS--On the 18th November, at the residence of F.M. DOWNES, Leighhardt-street, Frederick NESS, aged 31 years.

SIMMS--On the 17th November, on board s.s. Fijian, en route to New Zealand, Theresa Frances, youngest daughter of William Henry and Frances SIMMS, aged 22 years. Deeply regretted.

YEE--In loving remembrance of our dearly beloved father, who departed this life 30th November, 1881.

Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, December 1, 1888

Melbourne, November 27
Patrick DOHERTY, while crossing the railway line at Hawthorn to-day, was knocked down, terribly mangled, and killed instantly.

The inquest on the Chinaman who was killed by larrikins on the evening of the 17th instant was concluded to-day, and a verdict of wilful murder against Stephen CUTLER and a person unknown was returned. CUTLER was committed for trial.

Sydney, November 25
A Broken Hill telegram states that Charles MAY has been committed for trial on a charge of arson in connection with the recent fire at Greenslade's hotel.

Adelaide, November 26
News was received on Saturday of the death of Mr. Allan GILES, J.P., manager of the Tennant's Creek Telegraph Station, on the overland line. He was the only witness in the Render Springs murder case.

Thursday Island
November 26
Mr. George HUNTER , who came from new Guinea on Friday last suffering from an accidental pistol-shot wound in the leg, has been under two operations for the extraction of the bullet, but both were unsuccessful, and it is feared that the ball is embedded in the bone, which is much shattered.

Croydon, November 23
The jumping cases were continued to-day.
Mr. TEMPLE, an hotel keeper, lost an allotment the title of which was previously considered good. An allotment next to the Queensland National Bank, valued at £1000, was taken from Mr. RAFF, the registered owner, and given to the jumper, who, however, jumped it to protect RAFF. Several professional jumpers have just been defeated by these means. This allotment is occupied by three business places, and according to previous usages the title was considered good enough for anything.
{ Does anyone know what a " jumper " is in this case?}

A man named SINCLAIR, or in a boat called Sinclair, has been killed by natives on the western coast.

November 26
Three boys named THOMAS, WILLIAMS and GILLETT, have been arrested on a charge of throwing sulphuric acid over people in the street. One drunken man was very much burnt by them.

Charlie MEDLAND, a publican, died to-day from the effects of an accident, but death was accelerated by drink.

November, 29
A man named Michael O'GRADY, aged 50 years, committed suicide yesterday by placing a plug of dynamite in his mouth and holding it there until it exploded. His head and left hand were blown to atoms, and the man was only identified by his clothes.

Cooktown, November 27
Mr. James FOWLER, editor of the Cooktown Independent, was yesterday grossly assaulted by a young man named THOMPSON, on account of a paragraph which appeared in Saturday's paper. Mr. FOWLER has summoned his assailant on several charges, which will be heard on Thursday.

Charters Towers
November 28
A fatal accident happened at the waterworks excavation on the Towers Hill yesterday. A shot was fired, and a stone struck a man named Peter NEILSON, who was a considerable distance away, knocking out his brains and killing him instantly.

Another death by an explosion occurred this morning in the No 2 Queen mine.
A man named Harry WALTERS was killed while working an old hole.

Clermont, November 29
ROCHE, the victim of the recent shooting incident, died yesterday.

Maryborough, November 26
The body of young M'DOWALL, who was drowned in the river on Saturday, was recovered this evening.

Charleville, November 28
J. SANDFORD, late of Brisbane, was accidentally drowned at Mack's Creek on the mail stage, half way between Charleville and Cunnamulla, last Thursday night. Deceased was on his way to Cunnamulla to edit the Cunnamulla Argus. He was suffering severely from the effects of liquor, and wandered from the stage at night time, and the body was found half a mile away in the Warrego.

An inquiry was held on the spot by Surveyor MACFARLANE, but having no Bible in the camp the witnesses could not be sworn. Deceased was afterwards buried on the mulga ridge.

Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, December 1, 1888

Henry EDELMANN, will hear of something to his advantage by communicating with GORDON and GOTCH, Melbourne.

If Dennis FITZPATRICK should see this, or anyone knowing his address--Please communicate with his sister, Lizzie CAVANAGH, Cumberland, Etheridge Goldfield; was last heard of at Afton Downs in 1884.

John STITCHBURY,--Father dead, Any person informing me the whereabouts of the above named or satisfying me as to the death of the same, will be rewarded by James STITCHBURY, Auckland, New Zealand.

Wanted address of Thomas PICKARD, married man, with wife and young daughter; late of Burenda and Augathella, now of Brisbane. His anxious friends will pay for his address. H.J.F., Augathella.

SHEPHERD, James Mitchell More.--Last heard of at Winton {Q}, 1883,-- Father dead. Mother very anxious. Write. Anyone knowing anything of above will greatly oblige by writing., Charlton Farm, Gowrie-road, Toowoomba, Queensland.

James FLEMING, native of Wigtownshire, Scotland, landed in Brisbane by the ship South Esk, last heard of in Townsville, or anyone knowing his whereabouts--Please write to Alexander FLEMING, Post Office, Cairns, North Queensland.

If this should meet the eye of James OAKLEY--known as James REARDON in England--who came to Australia about twenty years ago, last heard from in Sydney--any information will thankfully be received by his niece, Margaret REARDON, Maryvale, Townsville, Queensland.

Will Christina CLEGHORN {late of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England}, who sailed from London to Brisbane in the S.S. Almora on the 14th November, 1887, or anyone knowing her whereabouts, write to Thomas CLEGHORN, Wallsend, Newcastle {New South Wales}; or write to Mr. Thos. GLASSEY, M.L.A., Harcourt-street, Valley, Brisbane.
PS Most of the above appeared also in the Dec. 8 edition previously posted.

Taken from the Queenslander, Brisbane, Saturday, December 1, 1888
The following summary of New Zealand news for the fortnight ending 15th November, has been compiled by the Dunedin correspondent of the Melbourne Argus.

Some months ago a Mrs. D'ALBEDYHLL obtained damages and costs in an action for libel against Mr. Alfred BRUNTON, formerly of Melbourne, who has been for many years minister of the Plymouth Brethren in Dunedin. Mr. BRUNTON having no means sought the protection of the Bankruptcy Court, but he was refused his discharge until Mrs. D'ALBEDYHLL was pecuniarily placed in the same position as she occupied before she brought her action. A week ago Mrs. BRUNTON died, after being invalid for many years. In looking over her effects her husband came across a portmanteau containing about £240, mostly in gold. He at once took the money to the official assignee and paid the costs in the libel action, and he will now make application to have bankruptcy annulled.

An Auckland telegram states that Sir Charles BURDETT, baronet, has been arrested for stealing flowers in Albert Park.

A Wanganui bankrupt, F. RICHARDS, informed his creditors that during the past five years he had lost from £10,000 to £20,000 in ironmongery and meat-preserving ventures.

Two singular gun accidents, one fatal, the other likely to prove so, happened on the 10th instant. One happened near Riverton, where William COUGHLAN accidentally shot his brother Cornelius, death following instantaneously. They were out rabbit-shooting, and were preparing to take a rest, when the gun William was carrying at half-cock caught in something, the contents lodging in the forehead of his brother. The brothers were greatly attached to each other, and the survivor is nearly den......ted?

The other case happened near Dunedin. Charles IRVINE, son of an old Indian veteran, General IRVINE, and James BLACKE were out rabbit-shooting. BLACKE was kneeling down, and IRVINE, a few yards behind him, was taking aim at a rabbit. Just as the gun went off BLACKE stood up and received the charge in the back of the head. He sustained a compound fracture of the vertex, and the brain tissues are injured. No hopes are entertained of BLACKE'S recovery. He is about 18 years old, and was residing with his brother, his father being in Melbourne.

Honi MARE, of Murray, the Maori who, while awaiting trial on the charge of burglary, made his escape from gaol near Christchurch, and was captured after a desperate resistance, has once more broken prison, and is again at liberty.

Sir Charles BURDETT, bart. has been sentenced at Auckland to fourteen days' hard labour for stealing roses from the Domain. He presented a venerable but somewhat dilapidated appearance in court. Sir George GRAY has headed a petition to the Government praying for a remission of the sentence. The conviction does not appear to have put an end to the stealing, and as the baronet was convicted on the evidence furnished by his boot mark in the soil, the pilferers take off their boots.

Archibald M'GOVAN, a diver, while at work in Wellington Harbour at the reclamation works, was attacked by an octopus, whose arms measured about 9ft. in length, and in spite of his struggles the monster chained him to one of the piles in the retaining-wall. M'GOVAN had the good sense to cease his struggles directly found them unavailing, and in a few seconds the monster released its hold of the pile, and was brought to the surface on the back of the diver.

Sergeant James DALTON, one of the best known officers in the Victorian Police Force, died on Friday, 16th instant, after an illness of less than three weeks' duration. The deceased { says the Melbourne Age }, was born in 1828 at Kilkenny, Ireland, and joined the Victorian force in 1859, having previously served for five years in the Royal Irish Constabulary. He was appointed senior constable in 1872, second-class sergeant in 1874, and gained his additional stripe in 1877. Two years later, at the close of twenty years' service, spent almost entirely in the city, he was placed in charge at Royal park, a position he held ever since, dying practically in harness, although his resignation was handed in a bare hour or so before his death.

Supreme Court
Thursday, November 12.
On the resumption of the Criminal Sittings of the Court, Mr. Justice HARDING addressed the jury in the case of Thomas HILL and Patrick BROPHY, charged with attempting to obstruct a train on the Sandgate railway by placing a stone on the line. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and the prisoners were discharged.

Octavius Augustus HALL, was found guilty of forging and uttering a cheque for £26 10s., and sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment with hard labour.

The hearing of the charge against Arthur WINDSOR, alias Richard FULTON, of the larceny of tweed was not concluded when the court adjourned.

Friday, November 23.
In the case of Arthur WINDSOR, alias Richard FULTON, who was charged with the larceny of tweed, or receiving the same, the jury returned a verdict of " Not guilty", and the prisoner was discharged.

Monday, November 26
In Insolvency, before his Honour Sir Charles LILLEY, C.J., in the matter of George FRENCH: Mr. HELLICAR for the insolvent, late of Mackay, but now a waiter in Brisbane, applied for a certificate of discharge under section 167. subsection 2. His Honour refused the application. No new argument had been brought forward in support of the application, and the certificate was absolutely refused, leave being granted to insolvent to appeal to the Full Court.

In the matter of Frederick KROGER: Mr HELLICAR, for the insolvent, who was formerly a publican at Ravenswood, applied for a certificate of discharge under section 167, subsection 1. order accordingly.

Taken from The Sydney Mail, Wednesday, October 14, 1908
The Rev. A.A. WILTSHIRE, Anglican clergyman at Euroa, Victoria, was killed by falling over a precipice near Strathfield.

The late Mr. W.P.CRICK, died intestate. His estate is valued at £9900 16s Obituary:

Mr. W.H. SKINNER, 48, of Port Adelaide, manager of the South Australian Company.

Mr. Thomas POLLARD, son of Mr. William POLLARD, storekeeper, Deniliquin. He was about 25 years of age, and a general favourite.

Mr. William B. SHEPHERDSON, aged 67, one of the oldest identities of Mount Gambier {S.A.}, of which town he was town clerk for a great number of years.

Mrs. SHEPHERD, widow of the late Mr. J.A. SHEPHERD, at her residence at Morpeth, aged 70 years. She was a native of England, but had resided in the district 67 years.

Mr. Thomas DIXON, of Paddington. Mr. DIXON, who was 82 years of age, landed in new South Wales in 1837, and after serving an apprenticeship to the undertaking business, started on his own account in 1846. He was the founder of the firm of Messrs. DIXON and Co. When the Dunbar was wrecked the bodies were interred by the deceased, who also attended to the burial of the bodies from the wreck of the Catherine Adamson, which happened a few weeks after at Middle head. For 25 years Mr. DIXON held government contracts. In 1860 the deceased was a bus proprietor in a large way.

At the Perth Criminal Court, a Japanese Oki IWAKICHI, was found guilty of the wilful murder of Jas. Henry SHAW, at West Murray, and sentenced to death. A petition will be presented to the Executive Council in the course of the next few days praying for the commutation of the death sentence recently passed on the Japanese, Oki IWAKICHI.

The Wreck of the Aeon p 991
Names mentioned { paper very damaged}
The Aeon struck the reef at Christmas Island.
Captain DOWNIE
Nurse CAMPBELL, nurse to Mrs. PATRICK { photo of Nurse CAMPBELL with the newborn baby of Mrs. PATRICKS.
Photo of Captain and Officers of the Manuka
A.E. WINSLOW, third officer
J. JAMES, fourth
J. M'SWEENEY, second
D. LILLEY, first.

Captain DOWNIE said, when leaving for Fanning Island in the launch, that we could expect to be rescued in about 25 days. he left everything in readiness for Mrs. PATRICK'S transfer to the rescuing vessel before he left. The baby was born the night before we sighted the Manuka. Mrs. PATRICK is a brave little woman. She had no fears for herself, but was anxious about her children.
{ Gives further account of the rescue }

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