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enough to assure ourselves of a fish or two for breakfast.
Early next morning Barney, Frank and Keith left camp and visited a
swamp about twenty miles back into the bush, and returned home that
afternoon with a beautiful bag-a couple of turkeys, about thirty nice
ducks and half a dozen pigeons. These were packed in the ice which I
might add did not leave too much room for the liquid refreshments, and
this game, together with the fish we caught, provided us with some
beautiful menus for the remainder of the week. Barney was the
Chief Cook and I his second in charge and between us we did a fairly
Every day, just at dusk, the sky would become thick with a flight of
flying foxes which gave us plenty of sport.
This story may seem incredible, but it is absolutely true. One night
Dinty Stanger picked up Barney's automatic shotgun and fired three
rounds at the foxes missing every shot; naturally this called for a
round of abuse and many insulting remarks were passed about Dinty's
markmanship, Now this is the joke of the day. Dinty picked up a small
.22 pearifle and taking' aim brought a flying fox down the very
first shot. Of course, anyone can fluke a shot now and again, but
Dinty took aim again and this time another fox bit the dust. Now any
ordinary person would have been satisfied and stood on his
merit)-, but no, not our Frank. He was shooting in rare form and
actually shot the third fox on the wing with the pearifle. and brother
EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
("The Eagle" 27th Mar, 1899.)
At 11 a.m. last Sunday, a meeting of the committee of the Honorable
Guild of Spielers and Crooks was held in Lisner Park. to consider
the plan of campaign and discuss general business.
There were about 20 delegates present, and the Past Grand Crook,
Big Murphy, took the chair. On the motion of Bro. Crook Slim Jim, alias
the Sneak, the Press was excluded from the proceedings.
Our reporter, after being thrown
over the park railing's by the Hon. M.C., gathered himself together,
and from an adjacent summerhouse watched proceedings.
It was moved by Bro. Crook Oily James and seconded by Mr. Ikey Sharp,
delegate from the Ancient Order of the Fence, that the hotels be gone
through according to schedule; and the dates and
fixtures were accordingly arranged.
The Chairman drew attention to the
trifling size of the haul made on last Friday morning, and a vote of
censure on Mr. Waller was unanimously passed, the secretary being
instructed to forward the same at the earliest opportunity to
the gentleman in question.
Bill the Boozer, alias Slippery, alias the Dook, as a delegate from the
Independent Society of Crib Crackers complained of the
treatment he had received at the hands of the police while he was off
duty and on pleasure bent. It was decided to send a special deputation
the Court House (at 2 a.m.) to recover. the fine from the C.P.S' safe
and impose a countervailing duty on that establishment.
A lengthy discussion then arose, at the end of which an amicable
(comparatively speaking) arrangement was arrived at relating
to the distribution of
districts at the Queen's Birthday Races.
Under the head of general business it was mentioned, that owing to bad
times the profession of turning over sleepers had become quite
unprofitable, Stringent rules were advocated, to keep the number of
unemployed from overrunning other branches of the trade, and as
the Dook declared at that point his emphatic intention to "do in" for
the push, proceedings terminated with a vote of thanks to the chair,
and our reporter made his way cautiously homeward and had a drink at
the Imperial with the head of the local detective ,department, who was
laying in wait for a small boy with a penny