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SEVERE STORMS. PERTH, February 20. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 24 February 1906
SEVERE STORMS. PERTH, February 20. J A severe storm passed over rsonnie Vale last evening, and caused con ^feiderable damage to private residences aiuK bnsiness premises. The State School suffered severely, and nearly every building in the town was damaged. The wind blew windows in and took several roofs off. The storm lasted seven minutes. Very little rain fell. Coolgardie escaped the gale. There was no disturbance noticed in the town, although there was an electric storm in the evening with light rain. A fierce storm broke over Kalgoorlie, and struck Wirth's circns tent just as the audience were leaving after the performance. The marquee was rent at the top and sides by the wind, and portions fell npon the audience, No one was injured. A tornado, accompanied by vivid lightning, passed over Lawlers yester day afternoon, unroofing the dining room of the Lawler's Hotel and several other places, besides levelling to the ground the premises formerly used as a post office, bending almos...
RUSSIA'S TROUBLES. LONDON, February 19. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 24 February 1906
RUSSIA'S TROUBLES. LONDON. February 19. I Owing to the reluctance of wealthy Liberals to contribute to their funds after the failure of the last Moscow uprising the Russian Revolutionaries are robbing banks, treasury offices, and brandy shops. One band killed four officials in a treasury and de camped with £20,000, and another robbed the Union Works at Riga of £1,100. While a railway track from VJadivo stock was being unloaded at St. Petersburg Railway Station yesterday a case exploded, killing four lumpers. The explosion caused the truck . to take fire, which was then found to contain 54 similar cases. The driver and brnkeman by means of shunting and at the imminent risk of their lives prevented disaster by removing the burning track to a siding, where it exploded without injary to any one. General Linevitch has resigned the command of the Russian troops in the East owing to Ms failure to quell the distui'bance in that quarter. General Grodekoff has been appointed to fill the posit...
ROBBERIES. PERTH, February 19. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 24 February 1906
BOBBERIES. PERTH, February 19. | The period of immunity from crime which has been so long enjoyed in Perth was brought to a close on Saturday night, when a bag contain ing £450 was stolen from a safe in the office of the Helena Yale Race Club, this amount constituting the gate and other receipts from the race meeting held in the afternoon. Yes terday morning rthe bag which had contained the money was found in the Swan River, but it was empty. Three hotel burglaries have occurred at Fremantle within the last month. Two occurred at the Esplanade and the third at the Oceanic Hotel. It appears that when the latter hotel servants went into the kitchen yester day they fonnd that daring the night burglars had effected an entrance and cleared the larder. They carried away four ducks already dressed for cook ing, a round of beef already roasted, bacon, cheese, and a quantity of tea. The Fremantle office of the West Australian was burglariously entered on Saturday night and a sum amount ing t...
GENERAL CABLES. SOUTH AFRICA. LONDON, February 16. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 24 February 1906
GENERAL CABLES. SOUTJI AFRICA. LONDON, February 16. Two natives who were guilty of an attack on the police in the Richmond district of Natal, were tried bj court martial and shot in the presence of their tribe. The kraals and crops of all the natives implicated in the rising have been -destroyed, and all is now qdft * . February 17. The natives in the Ixopo district of Hiatal are very restless. Europeans ate consequently .uneasy, tbe more so in view of the recent episode in the Richmond district. The police are on tbe alert and in readiness. The Vdketem, a Boer organ pub lished in Pretoria, discussing the question of the franchise^ rejects the population argument and resists the principle of one vote one value on the ground that its application would give the Band 3L members and the rest of the country 29: It urges that if the franchise principle be upheld the Chinese question ought to be settled by a referendum covering the whole of South Africa or by the Imperial Government.~ ^g^b...
SERIOUS ASSAULT. ON CONSTABLE SAUNDERS. PERTH, February 22. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 24 February 1906
SERIOUS ASSAULT. ON CONSTABLE SAUNDERS. PERTH. February 22. A serious assault on Constable Saunders took place on Geraldton wharf yesterday shortly after the arrival of the s.s. Tyrian from the Nor'-West. The constable came down from Carnarvon with a Japanese^ lunatic named Watunessi in charge, the intention being to take the Japan ese to Fremantle. When the steamer made fast alongside, the Japanese, who was in the fore part of the vessel and unsecured, sprang on the jetty and made off townwards. Oopstable Saunders followed him and called on a mau named Salter to stop the fugitive. Salter caught bold of the Japanese, but the latter shook himself free and ran along the line of trucks. The constable overtook him and a struggle ensued, with the result that the constable was struck on the head with a cleaver which the Japanese had concealed in his clothing. The blow split the left side of the con stable's head open, exposing the brain. The lunatic was secured by several men from the Tyr...
Cablegrams. HOME POLITICS. LONDON, February 16. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 24 February 1906
Cablegrams. . » HOME POLITICS. . IiOHDON, February 16. The Daily Telegraph states there are already dissensions in the new Cabinet regarding the manner of deal ing with Chinese labour on the Band. February 20. The King, opened Parliament in person to-day. The speech from the throne announced that Bills wonld be introduced for the settlement of trades dispntes and the equalisation of Lon don rates, also Bills to amend the Education Act, Workmen's Compen sation Act, and Unemployed Act. The Government's programme is a lengthy one, and a lively session is foreshadowed. " - February 21. . The Parliamentary election for the City of London, rendered necessary by the retirement of Mr. Aiban Gibbs, has been fixed for the 27th inst. The candidates are Mr. Balfour (ex Premier), and Mr. Gibson Bowles (late member for King's Lynn, who contests the seat in the free trade interest). . February 22. Lord Balfour of Burleigh, a Unionist! freetrader, has been expelled from the 1 Constitutional Club fo...
GENERAL ITEMS. PERTH, February 20. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 24 February 1906
GENERAL ITEMS. | PERTH, February 20. j An aboriginal woman named Beanan died at Katanning in the natives' hospital yesterday from in juries received whilst interfering in a quarrel between two blacks at Kojon up on Saturday. The quarrelling blacks were under the influence of liquor, which is said to have been supplied by a white man. On Saturday morning Jabez Wells McKay, a well-known man at Green bnshes, who had been drinking heavily for some time past, died after a severe attack of delirium tremens. February 21. Last night a fire occurred in a painter's shop and dwelling house at Cottesloe occupied by Horace Grave. It is supposed that a lamp was acci dentally knocked over by one of the family and that this started the fire. The house and contents were entirely destroyed. February 22. The Farmers' Co-operative Union Co.'s grain shed at Mount Kokeby, near Beverley, was destroyed by fire last night. There were abont 5,000 bags of wheat, 15 tons of chaff, and several tons of superphos...
AGGRIEVED TELEGRAPH OFFICIALS. PERTH, February 21. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 24 February 1906
AGGRIEVED TELEGRAPH OFFICIALS. PEBTH, February 21. The Telegraph Association at last j night's meeting passed a resolution ! expressing alarm that two officers had been sent from Sydney to temporarily i occupy positions in the telegraph i department, in which they were likely to receive permanent appointments, thereby blocking the avennes of pro motion to officers in West Australia, who natnrally look forward to filling the higher positions in the service of i the State. 1
MUNICIPAL. CARNARVON. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 March 1906
MUNICIPAL. CARNARVON. The regular fortnightly meeting of this council was held on Tuesday, there being present: Crs. Augelo (acting-Mayor), Mansfield, Atkinson, Fennell, and Lefroy. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. Telegram from the town, clerk of Broome asking for a copy of the council's common age by-laws. From John Phair, director of an exhibi tion committee, Stating it was intended to bold an exhibition in Perth at an early date of minerals, arts, and mannfactnres, with a view to giving the general public a better knowledge of the resources of the State. With this end in view, Mr. Phair suggested that the North-West should be represented at the exhibition, and advised the formation of a local committee to work with the central committee in the matter. From W. E. Bold, town clerk of Perth, with reference to the subscription list on behalf of the sufferers by the Victorian bush fires. From the Bev. D. B. Verliu, stating he had been reque...
A DAY FOR THE YOUNGSTERS. JACK'S BIRTHDAY. (BY AN OLD KID.) [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 March 1906
A DAY FOR THE YOUNGSTERS. JACK'S BIRTHDAY. (BY aw old KID.) "The best party I have ever been to," was the expression used bj several children on Saturday evening as they drove home from " Doon Bank," where some 50 to 60 of the yonng folks of Carnarvon and Yankee Town had been entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Campbell, the oc casion being the celebration of Master Jack Campbell's birthday. The hos pitality and kindness of the squire of Boologooro and his good wife has long been known in the district, bat this is the first time that they have entertained in their new home. "Doon Bank" was purchased by Mrs. Campbell some eighteen months ago and was known as "The Hermitage." From a cottage in a poor state of repair, standing in an unimproved paddock, the property has in the short space of eighteen months been transformed into as good a suburban residence as one could wish to see anywhere, surrounded with ornamental and fruit trees and possessing a good lawn and flower gardens. At the ...
GENERAL ITEMS. PERTH, February 25. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 March 1906
GENERAL ITEMS. PEBTH, Februaiy 25. Jorennan s Commercial Hotel, at the corner of Hannan and Cassidy-streets, was partially destroyed by fire on Friday. The hotel was insured for £1,500. The Kalgoorlie police raided a re puted gambling house in Duigan street, Kalgoorlie, next to the Car rington Gronnds. It is alleged that at the time of the visit the police fonnd a game of " two-up " in fnll swing, the participants being twenty employees of Wirth's Circns. February 27. Sir George Shenton has decided not to stand for the Metropolitan District in the Legislative Council. The present candidates are Messrs. Chas. Sommers, T. G. Molloy, and D, H. Braidwood. February 28. At an early hour this morning the night watchman discovered that thieves had been robbing Bradshaw and Hall. One of the show cases was found to be open and the panama hats, ties, etc., were taken away. A railway fettler named Jas. Rior dan was killed in Kalgoorlie yester day. He was sitting on the rails re pairing them, wh...
FIRE AT THE SWAN BREWERY. PERTH, February 27. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 March 1906
FIRE AT THE SWAN BREWERY. PERTH, February 2 7. A. fire occurred at the Swan Brew ery this morning at 2.20 a.m. The boiling works were well alight on the arrival of the fire brigade, and in a quarter of an hoar the roof fell in. The main buildings were saved. February 28. The damage caased by the fire at the Swan Brewery Co/s premises is estimated at between £14,000 and £,16,000. The principal buildings were saved. The insurances amount to £12,765. Satisfaction is expressed at the way the fire brigade tackled the fire, the origin of which is un known. March 1. The secretary of the Swan Brewery Company states the damage done to the boiling works by the fire has not yet been ascertained. The whole of the damage is fully covered by in surance, and the estimate of the dam age at £14,000 to £16,000 is an ex aggerated one.
SOUTHERN NEWS. SUPPOSED CASE OF SUICIDE. PERTH, February 25. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 March 1906
SOUTHERN NEWS. 4 SUPPOSED CASE OF SUICIDE. PERTH, Febraary 25. A man reported to the police that on the damp alongside a shaft seven miles from Kaigoorlie lie had found the headless body of a man which appeared to have been there about a month. It is assumed that the case is one of suicide. February 26. The headless body, which was found near a damp, has been identified as that of John Lubecke, 74 years of age. The deceased was a resident of Brown Hill.
The Northern Times. PASTORAL, MINING AND PEARLING NEWS. SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1906. THE TELEGRAPH SERVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 March 1906
The $tffrfirertt ®tnus. PASTORAL, MINING AND PEARLING NEWS. SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 1906. THE TELEGRAPH SERVICE. SINCE our previous remarks concerning the telegraph service no improvement lias been apparent, though we note that the Post master-General has seen fit to send three officials of high standing in the service to take up the principal duties in the Perth office. Whether these gentlemen will be able to carry out the reforms which are called for remains to be seen; we hope they will at least make an effort to do so, and therefore in that hope we again refer to | matters affecting the welfare of people who live in this district and to whom an up-to date system of telegraphing means much. Speaking from oar own experience, we know that ordinary press messages of 500 words handed in at Perth about nine in the morning frequently do not reach here until midnight, and on inquiry as to the cause for the delay we are invariably told that the lines are working badly or that there is a conge...
BUBONIC PLAGUE. IN PERTH, FREMANTLE, AND GERALDTON. GERALDTON, February 25. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 March 1906
BUBONIC PLAGUE. IN PERTH, FREMANTLE, AND GERALDTON. GEBALDTON, February 25. Four patients have died from bubonic plagne, namely, Miss M. Kruger, Mr. Charles Watson Gray, Mr. Thos. Allen, and Mies Getty. All the bodies were cremated at once. A fresh case occurred yesterday, W. Bradley, who drove Caotelos' bread cart, being serioasly ill. Cantelos' bakehouse has been condemned and -will probably be demolished. Mr. Gray was the bead of - the firm or Gray & Co., which had been estab lished for over half a cetatnry. Yes terday 555 persons were inoculated by the doctors. No infected rats have been found yet. February 26. Another plague patient named Douglas Hume is extremely ill. Bradley's condition is improving. The Council Chambers are Ijeseiged by people requiring to be inoculated. February 27. A patient named Douglas Hume died yesterday of plague. Bradley's condition is no worse. February 28. The surviving patient W. Bradley took a turn for the worse this morn ing, but hopes o...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 March 1906
LOCAL AND GENERAL. WINCHESTER jPikeajbms.-Attention is directed to the advertisement of the Arm strong Cycle and Motor Agency, Perth, which gives some particulars as to prices and classes of Winchester firearms stocked by them. Assault.-At the police court on Wed nesday before Mr. C. D. V. Foss, R.M., Sonny Mahomet was charged with having cammitted an indecent assault on a native girl. He pleaded guilty, and was sen tenced to six months* imprisonment. The CONVENT.-SCHOOL.-Pour Sisters of the Presentation order of Nuns arrived from Geraldton by the s.s. Bullarra. The Convent school will be opened on Monday March 12. Farther particulars concern ing the school will appear in our next issue. Wabh WEATHER.-Yesterday was the warmest day experienced in Carnarvon this summer, the thermometer reaching 108 degrees at the post office. . The sub committee of the local council who were appointed to select a site for a bathing place will please note this reading of the thermometer. MINING AT THE ...
THE PARLIAMENTARY PARTY. WELCOMED AT CARNARVON. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 March 1906
THE PARLIAMENTARY PARTY. WELCOMED AT CARNARVON. Although not directly interested in the question of the rival routes for the rail way to the Piibarra goldfields, the local council recognised that the visit of a Pari iamentary party to the North was an event ont of the common, and as a small mark of respect to the institution of ?which the party are members, invited them to come ashore on their return trip from the scene of their labours. On the arrival of the 6.8. Charon at Carnarvon on Tuesday morning the acting-Mayot (Mr. Angelo) vent on board the steamer and welcomed th° party, who, accompanied by Captain Bell, returned with him to the town, which was reached about 10 a.m. After a short conversation and a refresher at Mr. Angelo's residence, the party accompanied by a nam ber of councillors and preBS representatives, drove to Yankee Town and inspected the show ground en route. The visitors were shown ovet Mr. Brock man's fine garden and expressed surprise at the quality of the gr...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, February 25. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 March 1906
SOUTH . AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, February 25. George Brown, who was sentenced to ten years1 imprisonopent on a charge of having stolen various articles and money from the Botanic Hotel, has confessed that he shot Thomas Bnrke on the park lands near the Adelaide Oval on January 7. The police are now enquiring into the matter. February 27. In the criminal conrt Sheridan and his wife were acquitted of the murder of Ruby Barrington, as there was no evidence to connect Sheridan with her death. March 1. At the criminal sessions yesterday Mr. Justice Hombnrg awarded De tective Norfclibridge £15 as an indica tion of the high appreciation which the court wished to express of his con duct in arresting Gy Brown, the notorious criminal, who at the sessions was sentenced to ten years' imprison ment.