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STATE COAL MINE [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
A' c . It is probable! that a start will be v"; made ir, March I with the work of preparing the Spate, coal mine at Lithgow. Two ^blocks oi 40 acres each.,have been fjecured, and Messrs ■0. and G . Hoskiris, Ltd., have agreed to exchange a certain portion of their iland to afford . aw entrance to the ^ .property, while al further area be longing ,tp. thes Oalfey Park Company is to be resn'med. ^ Mr Estell strtes \that he hoped to make a start with the sinking of a, shaft and the construction of the necessary railway ip March or April. He nad £20,000 t&lt;.*> spend, and he was hopeful that tho work would be pushed ahead with f sufficient vigor to absorb the whole of (this amount be fore the end of the financial year.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
it Popular Prices Charming Styles in Children's Dresses. Prices are the talk of the town Special Prices in Millinery, Panamas, Pandans, Chip and Trimmed Shapes Special Assortment of Ladies'Blouses, Parasols, Gloves, Ties and Neckwear Hosiery and Costumes, suitable for presents. Prices are unequalled Electroplate, Antimony Boxes , Dressing Cases. Companions, Handkerchief and Glove Boxes Toilet Re ^uisites, Perfumes at Skecial Lew Prices for Xmas Clothing and Mercery Department is well to the front for Xmas Gifts Sovereign Felts are equal to any imported felts; we iuvite youp inspection of these. Special Australian i'elts, all shapes and colors. Prices right Panamas, Shirts, Ties, Braces, Silk and Crash Suits for the holidays Boot Department is well stocked with all the latest shapes and styles Everybody is Doing-it! Doing what ? wearing Goo-ee Shoes. For Fit and Style til ay are unequalled. Why Presents suitable for everybody at the Store that studies your, pocket Street Phone 52 Pho...
MORE WHEAT SOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
The Minister for Agriculture lasc p week announced farther sales of '; wheat abroad. . In an official state-); ment he said :— "We sold a ■ cargo of wrheat tq' South African consignees at 59s peri quarter, which, owing to the differ-'/ ence in freight between Austral if and London, is equivalent to 68s S-},- &lt; per quarter, or4d per. quarter in ad. vance of the London price rulinc Another cai'go for xlpril sailing wh ■ sold to the United Kingdom at 6^j 4-^d per quarter. These prices ifj present a return per bushel of vesj considerably over 5/ f.o.b. V , "Regarding the alarm caused if ' the shortage of cornsacks, I met'1 ponference representatives of cornsacks and jute section of &lt;'j& Chamber of Commerce. The in rnation I received has relieved and should relieve the farmer ]('1_ siderably. I was told that the sip" age is only of very temporary #r acter. A vessel is expected ona'j^ urday with 3450 bales of juttJh rics. On Jauuary 29 an addi|ia^ 4000 bales ...
"TRAVELLING KITCHENER." [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
"TRAVELLING KITCHENER." . X . Two women dressed in soldiers* uniforms tried to evade paying their fares oh a Liverpool to Sydney train • the other day on the pretext thafc they were soldiers and were travel ling' "Kitchener." '"'L. The women bad been in the camp for three days, and were returning to Sydney in a train carrying a large' number of soldiers. They were big/ : muscular women, and there was 110 thing about their appearances which might excite suspicion as to their sex. The collector came through the carriage and called for tickets, and the two women with the uniforms on replied, ''Kitchener." but there was a decided effeminacy about the voices which was detected by the collector, so he decided to hear , the voices again. "What did you say?" he asked. v "Kitchener,", came the reply promptly. "We're travelling Kit chener." The collector was still puzzled. He considered for a moment, and then told the women that they would "have to pay their fares. "We won't pay," replied the...
SHERRY AND BITTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
SHERRY AND BITTERS. (By "Lyre Bird.") The: time has come the walrus said Tto talk of mauy thing, To &j>penk of ships and scaling wax, A/nd cabbages and kings. Is fchiWe anyone around these parts ■who retiaber# Peter Aixy of the Btu uanal&nJcl State. Peter loomed iad. denly ilnto politics from a little school ira Hsghendes, way yonder on " the Western Plains. Hi« entry into politics was per medium of the La bor tiokelt, and later, he became com. fortably faeaied in a Cabinet Minis ter's soft| cushion. His debut -was meteoric, fund hie exit was something similar. pTet, in his day he gained •much lime|light. He was the "Peter Luftig" oi|? the "Bulletin," and his poems wer je the popular things of the day. Orivf' of the best known is "When Humbugs Go." A couplet in that poe'im was "There fee a laugh ing and a h^ailing, where there's been a weeping ^ and a wailing, when the humbugs gcjjj." Well, Peter was the biggest huii'ipbng of them all, and he went, and ti.he laugh...
TOORAWEENAH RAINFALL FROM "DOOROOMBAH." RECORDS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
! PROM "DOOROOMBAH " i RECORDS. ■ Feb. Mar' May June Aug Sap Nov Dcc • A pi •July Oct ;Jan Autmn Winter Sprinj-; Summer, 1882 699 • 706 385 602 3 404 353 635 166' 4 351 543 459 1148 5 546 519 194 361 6 438 1096 940 1864 7 1395 541 639 818 8 464 217 409 346 9 934 1155 886 1081 1890 1417 , 1132 634 907 1 680 1053 768 555 li 242 7SS 642 884' 3 968 842 580 6S2 4 1251 442 512 1048 5 196 2S8 458 514 6 1305 830 285 853 , 7 228 833 534 621 8 510 377 622 483 9 376 598 362 364 1900 734 685 189 444 1 680 511 5S8 283 2 212 • 95 492 521 3 354 410 1015 5S4 4 730 390 270 179 5 1014 600 291 485 6 663 324 1110 766 7 695 378 316 1114. 8 885 348 427 726 9 1019 537 739 1033 1910 . 308 520 369 1355 1 402 " 443 464 767 2 52 748 350 443 3 941 707 363 356 4 1217 396 119 750 5 208 597 324 — Ave 664 588 511 707 Farming month's average 10.99 Years' average 24.63
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
Australian Hall. The Palace of Amuslement. i Programmes for Saturday and Wednesday Next: Saturday, Jan. 15th: The Man in the Attic STAR FEATURE. London Feature. 4000ft Discontented Man ; &lt; DRAMA Panther's Pertinent Prowl j COMEDY 8n Danger's Paths 8 DRAMA A Picture well worth seeing His Phantom Sweethearts COMEDY Peace, Perfct Peace COMEDY English Gazette TOPICAL.—Showing principal war items , Jan. 19th : Her Shattered Idol STAR FEATURE. Illustrated by the wonderful Mac Marsh Australian Gazette, No. 281 TOPICAL and CARTOONS OF THE MOMENT Strength DRAMA Trip on the Clyde SCENIC Wiffles on the Riveira COxMEDY Don't Forget: JOHNSON-WILLIARD FIGHT on Jan. 31st. PRICKS AS USUAL.
LOCALLY-MADE ENGINES. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
LOCALLY-MADE ENGINES. It is qnite on the cards that at no -di.sta.nfc date the State will launch out on an extensive scale upon the manufacture of locomotives.' At'the present time the State builds its own trucks and passenger carriages—at a rate, it is claimed, cheaper than in any other part of the world—and the Minister sees no reason why the same should not be done so far as locomotives are concerned. Just now theie is admittedly a shortage of both engine power and rolling stock; but Mr Hoyle, who is an ex-railway man, intends to make strenuous en deavous to remedy this at the earliest possible moment. Ordinarly, one would expect that the manufacture of locomotives, could be carried out at Everleigh, but the present con gested state of the shops, owing to .the extraordinary large amount of repair work, rendeis this impossible •for the time being, at any rate.
WILL NEVER DIE. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
Extraordinary attempts have been made in Germany to induce Irish prisoners of wai to form an Irish Brigade in order, to' fight against England and ."liberate" Ireland. We are moved to admiration and pro found respect by the splendid answer ■of the Irish soldiers (says the "Spec tator.1') A letter to the Emperor drawn up by the N:C.O.s acknow ledges the exceptional treatment given to the Irish prisoners—better food and less work than for the other prisoners—but .begs the Emperor to withdraw these concession's unless they can be extended to the other prisoners. "In addition to being Irish Catholics" say the signatories, "we have the honor to be British -soldiers." The phrase deserves to become immortal.
FARMERS AND SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
I - The ordinary monthly meeting of the Gilgandra branch of the Farm ers and Settlers' Association was held on Saturday last. The- Presi dent (Mr E. Town send ) occupied the chair, and there were also present Messrs Roach, Digges, O'Neill, E. Scholtz, McManus, and the secretary (Mr J. Knauerhase.) The minutes of the previous meet ing1 were'read and confirmed. From the general secretary of the branch asking to be supplied with the names, for publication purposes, of the farmer's who had contributed wheat to the returned soldiers fund. —The secretary announced that five farmers had contributed to the fund in this district. Th3 President made an official re port of his attendance to the confer ence in Sydney, particulars' of which appeared some time, ago in this paper. The motion for the adoption of the report evoked a little discussion, Mr Roach claiming that the wheat scheme was responsible for reconcil ing farmers to the Government wheat policy, and as the Govern ment was a Labor On...
GUNTAWANG IN THE EARLY DAYS FIGHTS WITH THE BLACKS [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
-O' ■ ■■■— - FIGHTS WITH THE BLACKS "The Oldest Inhabitant" (in the ."Bulletin") : Eumaaalla, offered on certain terms as a settlement area for soldiers by H. R. Denison, or Syd ney, was originally known as Gnuta wang, and had been in the House family for three-quarters of a century 'having been grouted to Edwin of ilk in 1825. In the early '20's, when Cox and Lawson settled Mud gee, Gnntawung -was formed, and had on it a ferocious tribe of blacks, so treacherous that the whites had to abandon it. War to the knife was declared, and within one week seven white men fell'victims to the black man's vengeance. How many natives were massacred in retaliation it is impossible to say, but neither men, women, nor childreu were spared in the slaughter that took place. (The M udgte country was discovered by explorer Lawson, whose grandson, J. B. Bettington, died recently. The brothers George and Henry Cox, sons of the pioneer William, were the first to settle at Mudgee. As in honor bound they g...
COONAMBLE COUNCIL FREE OF LOANS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
COON AMBLE COUNCIL FREE OF LOANS. . The accounts presented to the Coouamble council for confirmation of payment at the last meeting in cluded an amount of £140, which the clerk said was the final instal ment of loan money due by the coun cil. The monicipalty was now en tirely free of loans. Five or six years ago the loans amounted to .£1500 ; now they were wiped off.
RECRUITING SCHEME. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
BECRU1TING SCHEME. The Sutherland Shire Council adopted a scheme in connection with the recruiting .movement that should meet with general approval. It pro vides for four classes—(1) Single men or widowers -without depend ents.; (2) single or married men -with one or two dependents ; (3) single or married men with three or four dependents ; (4) single or married men. with five dependents or upwards. Each division will be div ided into four classes, as follows :— (a) Ages from 24s to 30 ; (b) from 31 to 38 ; (c) from 39 to 45 ; (d) j from IS to 20. Each man, in ad- i ditiou to otber questions on the pap ers, -is to be asked : "Are you wil ling to enlist now provided the men are called to service in foregoing order of divisiens and classes P "
TRAGIC DEATH OF BRIDE [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
TRfiGIC DEATH OF BRIDE A motor car fell over the cliffs near Beach}7 Head, England, on No vember 2, and its sole occupant, a week-old. bride, was killed on the spot. Lieut St. John Sampson, Aimy Service Corps, who was home from the front, on sick leave, and was married at Edinburgh a week earlier, was slaying at Eastbourne, and he went for a drive with his wife. They drove round Birling Gay and stopped to inspect the light house, leaving the car on the green at a spot where the road is only 45 yards trom the cliff edge. On re turning Mrs. Sampson got into the car first, and appears to have started the engine. The car shot forward and fell over the cliff 250ft to the beach below. Lieut. Sampson ob tained help, and found the car lying on its four wheels on the beach. The body of Mrs. Sampson lay ten or fif teen, yards away, and she was still clasping her handbag. Lieut. Samp sou was so affected by the tragedy ( that he had to seek medical attention on returning to Eastbourne.
AUSTRALIA'S RUNAWAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
On the return of R.M.S. Moan a to Y/ellington last week from San Fran cisco, it was stated that the 40 young men she carried with her hist trip from Australia and New Zealand, who obviously left to escape any mil itary duties that might be imposed on them in the future, gained some brief notority in San Francisco under the aegis of nondescript "peace soc ieties." But they soon dropped out of sight. One newspaper in San Francisco suggested that British citizens who had left their country in time of trouble were not likely to •be very useful ,to the United States.
RECRUITING MATTERS [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
In view of. the fact that a consid erable number of . men; who -were willing to enlist declined to do so unless they could go into carap at Liverpool, the Local Recruiting As sociation communicated with the authorities in Sydney askiug that some relaxation of the instructions issufcd limiting the issue of railway passes to the"nearest military camp inight be made. Mr E. G-. Colqu lioun, the hon. sec. of the local as sociation is now in receipt of the following reply from the head office of the State Recruiting Association ; &lt;;.-,r,lia,ve, to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 4th inst. in re gard to the recruits who decline to go into the local depot Cdinp at Dub bo. In reply thereto I might etiate that this committee caw in no way dictate to the military authorities in such a matter as this. It is. now the policy of the Defence Department to establish district camps, and this policy is one which commends itself to my committee. I . will, however, forward your ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
THE REAL gl0 GOOD OLD DUTCH \ \ ) ■ ! " m 11. K % Distilled only in Holland Bottled in Holland. Gulargambone Annual Race Meeting, January 26'& 27,'16 Wednesday & Thursday FIRST DAY. First Race to Start at 1.15. 1 Opening Handicap of £12, second horse £1 from prize. Six furlongs. Nom, 6s. To Start at 2 p.m. 2 Wveena Handicap of £10, second horse £1 from prize- Seven fur longs. Nom. 5s. To Start at 3 p.m. 3 Novice Handicap of £5, for all horses that have never won a prize exceeding £5 at time of. starting* Six furlongs. Nom. 2s6d. To Start at 3.45. 4 Patron's Handicap of £20', second horse £2 from prize- One mile. Nom. 10s. 1 To Start at 4.30. 5 First Trial Stakes Handicap of £8, for all'horses that have never won a prize exceeding £10 at time of" starting. Six furlongs. Nom. 4s. To Start at 5.15. 6 Munrtell Handicap of £10, second horse £1 iron! prize. Lowest weight Sst. Seven furlongs. Nom. 5s. SECOND DAY. To Start at 1.15. 1 Flying Handicap of £12, second horse £1 f...
The Doings Of The West. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 14 January 1916
During the Xmas week two inches o£ rain felllat Baradine. • # * * One Grenfell farmer lias harvested 55,000 bags of wheat. % . * Duringfthe last 20 years the ram fall at Dub bo has averaged 20.52 inches per annum. * * ' =* Geurie rainfall for the past twelve months totalled 1664 points, --of which I'M fell during December. * * " * . The price of wheat for the ensu ing fortnight, has been fixed at 5/3| f.o.b. Sydney. . * * ' Mr Michael Biennan, brother of the-late.Patrick Brennan, of Silent Dale, Mundoomn, died on Thursday last, aged 82 years. • j ^ * Trangie people are cultivating a xootor craze. Two new cars were delivered last week, and eight more are to be delivered at an early date. * # . '* New. M.U. lodge officers at Eton lingerie : P.N.G. Bro. W. Petter son ; N.G. Bro. Hugh Petters&on ; V.G. Bro. Edward Hewett; E,S. Bro. H. Alderton ; F.S. Bro. H. England (re-elected) ;W, Bro. Chas. Pettersson. A new member was initiated. Dubbo Liberal says "Federation is turning out ...