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FERGUSON. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
+++++++♦ FERGUSON. THE record of political apostacy in Australia contains many strange examples of mental perversion, but surely the case of W. J. Ferguson is unique. Charged in 1S92 with 'conspiring' to assist his mates to better conditions, leg ironed and dragged hundreds of miles to meet a prejudiced jury, sentenced to un deserved imprisonment, he stanas to-aay as the defender of conspiracy laws and the apologist for leg-irons! , The Labor Party showed excellent judgment when a year or so ago they denied him .'-a Labor nomination. Men of his class find their proper places., in the ranks of the'Coer cionists. All the same, we're sorry for Ferguson; he could have done so' much better: Also, we are sorry for 'the Coer cionists if they expect any political gain from the presence'of this 'queer political specimen on their ' platforms!*' JThe' public does not like 'to see 'men lick their chains.
TOPICAL TALK. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
TOPIGAL TALK. A bad lot.. The second bal-lot. ' ?# ' # # Actor ^Walter Bentley advocates the establishing of a State Theatre. More Showcialism! . ? # ' # « Meteorologist Wrag;ge predicts 'a big drought in Australia. Is this an omen of victory for the No-license party? More unionism — the Chamber of Com merce and the Chamber of Manufactures are moving towards amalgamation. '..- * ? '..*.. * -.'.-? Believed' that the recent rise in tempera ture is due to the hot time Coercion can didates are getting from indignant electors. # ? * *? A fine peg for 'Brothers Boyce and Bruritnell is. provided by the cabled news that the profit, of an English, firm of, brewers for the year ended June 30 is* one million ' three hundred thousand pounds! The brain reels at the thought of how many barrels of beer must have been sold to produce such a profit. . Sydney Eight-Hour Committee has de cided to again invite Mr. Wade and his Ministers to attend their annual dinner. Only a few of the committee dissent...
THE COUNCILS MUST GO. VIEWS OF AN OLD-TIME LEGISLATOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
THE COUNCILS MUST GO. ? * ? ' ' ' ' . , VIEWS OF AN OLD-TIME LEGISLATOR., .;?'??? ? ' ?.' — '. '/ ' ' ' ? v. ? ;' - \ I- ' - ^ ''-The question of the- abolition of ? the 'Legislatiye Council is by no means a new one. '?? .I --.] ';?; s-.# -llt ,^. So far. back as 1S81-2 the subject, was considered sufficiently important to call for a^ series of eloquent articles in 'Sydney University Review,' from the pen of the late' William Forster, , M.P. _ AVe 'make some interes'ting extrabts: — , .'.'- v * - .A DECAYING INSTITUTION! ' A law of gradual degeneracy seems to upeiait) nu ibhs in .me political tnan .in tne physical, world; and 'ancient, and' import ant political bodfes, officers, and institu tions are apt in their decline to pass through: transitional stages of rudiment ary transmutation, arid to retain their, names, and with -whatever necessary modifications of detail, even their out ward forms and technical characteristics, long after their spirit and political signifi cance, as we...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
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ROSEHILL RACES. Another Burlesque on Hurdle-Racing.— Kelso Scores a Double, Son of the Marsh and Flaxen.—Gigandra a Winner.—Maori King Shown Up.— [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
ROSEHILL RACES. Another Burlesque on Hurdle- Racing. — Kelso Scores a Double, Son of the Marsh and Flaxen. — Gigandra a Winner.— Maori King Shown Up. — Some Good Sport. ? The meeting at Rosehill last Saturday, as exceptionally well attended, and was ? productive of good racing on the flat, but the Hurdle Race was only like what has been provided by this class of event at the last half dozen meetings — about three I or four runners, 'and a poor class at that. POUT Rtnvto/l Ioc.4- Cnfunrlnn « ?.-. A +V-£» Oniltll Coast horse Lemonwood was a 6 to i i favorite. Binyah was 5 to 2, and Ennis jtoar and Arizona 4 to 1. Lemonwood I Jumped badly, running down his hurdles. | and dislodging his rider at the 6 furlong : obstacle, leaving Ennismar to win easily ). Ir0In Binyah and Arizona, the latter being 'i naif a furlong off. :? The Dundas Handicap, a 6 furlong event, brought out 14 runners, including ^Several Epsom Handicap candidates. : Gigandra opened favorite at 4 to 1, but ; as nothing el...
THE TURF. (BY "THE PUNTER.") TIPS FOR CANTERBURY. HURDLE RACE. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
THE TURF. (BY i'THE PUNTER.'); UPS FOB CANTERBURY. HURDLE RACE. Grateful ? ?????' „. Keilder ? .????. ? ' 3 Bnnismar ? Flying Handicap. . Fortiua ? ..........???? Plan ? -? ? '''' s XiD£ Haut ........?? ? ? ?,? ? ? ♦ ?: Stewards' Mile. Diabolo .«.......?????? — ?????? 2 Twirl ? ?' 3 Mogadore ? ??? ? ? Park Stakes. Playwright .,........??????? ^ Voldon ? ^ Chaste .?????; ?????O*;**'*'* Canterbury Handicap. ^ Fortius ? ? ? ? ??.' '' ',' ' ' 2 Minea ? ?'* g Tinsel ? ' ??.????? Shorts Handicap. .'- Leyton ??? ? ?.???? ? ;????? '??-.? - Brilliant Lad ....?? v.v. ? ? ?_? ? . ? ? g Classic ??-??,?'.''??.*'.**.'.'*'
NEWS OF THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
IEWS OF THE WEEK. The attendance at , the Brisbane Show Jast Wednesday : was 51.000— a record1. The death is announced of Henry Fos ter, 42, a well-known Narrabri resident. A serious drought is being experienced in the Gilbert Islands. ' - John McMaster, jr., a well-known pas toralist, died at Coolah on Sunday. An unknown svvagman was found dead ?' at Canley Vale, N.S.W., by a little gir}. I ^ Thomas Hamilton, 101, has died in the ? ; Eallarat Benevolent Asylum. I ) Thomas Gunn, the pioneer of tin-mining in Tasmania, is dead at the age of 66. The body of a male infant was found floating in a pond in Hyde Park, Sydney. : ' Keith Wright Qfc) fell off a barge into the Murray River at Caradoc, and was drowned. Wm. Edward Kyle, a. popular Gundagai auctioneer, blew his brains 'out with a shotgun. G-. H. Taylor has been re-elected Presi , : dent of Dubbo Mechanics'. Institute for the I 36th time. f James Ramsay (GC), grazier, Rocky Creek, Emmaville, died on Sunday from | pneumonia. 1 ? Wil...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
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LAY OF THE LAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
LAY OF THE LAND. N.S.W.- Minister for Lands intends to ask Parliament to purchase 7417 acres oil the Nangus Estate, Gundagai, at £4 pei* acre. ? * # % - # i Further discoveries have been made of ticks on cattle at Picabeen, Muvwillum bah, in country previously believed to have been ' clean.' ? '? -' *k * it I * ' ?' ^P '-T TT i The N.S.W. Assembly has agreed to the purchase of Tibbereenah, Narrabri, N.S.W., for closer settlement. The price tobe paid for the 12,074 acres was at the rate of £3/18/994 per acre. . ? * * # Irish blight has been discovered at 11 different places in Victoria. The- Go vernment Pathologist believes that the disease can be stamped out by drying seed potatoes . in kilns and planting in clean ground. $£ ^ # The Candelo Agricultural Society wants it rubbed in. - It has decided to ask the co-operation of other societies to have the Dairies Act amended so that no dairy ing license be refused or cancelled uficil the offender has been brought before tho local court-...
GUARD'S SENSATIONAL EXPERIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
. ? 4 — ~~ GUARD'S -SENSATIONAL .. , ' EXPERIENCE. Alfred G. Richardson, , the guard of a mixed train from Ballarat to Geelong, had a sensational .encounter with a de mented foreigner, who entered the van as the train' was leaving' Bannockburn. Rich ardson was attacked by the' intruder, and feeling that he was being ' overcome, he struggled to the emergency air valve and stopped the train. As a1 passenger hur ried to the guard's assistance, the luna tic fled across country. Richardson was rather badly knocked about. .
A BRAVE GIRL. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
A BRAVE GIRL. The Royal Humane Society's rnedal has been presented to Beryl Oxenbridge, an 11 year old Helensburgh girl. She saved the life of her younger sister, whose' clothing had caught fire, by wrapping a blanket around her and carrying, her to a neighbor's house. She was badly burnt herself, and, had to enter an. hospital. A. G. Gilchrist, ail Otford schoolmaster,' had taught the girl, arid other pupils how to proceed with first aid in such matters, and he also has' been complimented by the Royal Humane Society.
DRAMATIC ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
bRAMATIC ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE. A dramatic attempted suicide has been reported from Melbourne. A Spottiswood resident named Bernhart Hansen was a passenger by the train to Coburg. When it reached Moreland Station he alighted on the platform and gashed his throat in ah awful, manner in full view of the pas sengers. His condition is critical.
FOOTBALLER KILLED. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
FOOTBALLER KILLED. At Cloncurry, Q., on Sunday week, Angus McCallum was killed whilst playing in a football match between Hampden and Cloncurry. He received a fractured skull. Another player named McAuIiffe had his nose broken, and the match is described as a disgraceful exhibition.
DEALING WITH A PIMP. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
DEALING WITH A PIMP. There is in- America an institution known as the Pinkertoh Detective Agency, which undertakes to provide employers with news of the proceedings at Union meetings, so that Union men, who are doing their best to better the conditions of their fellows, may be victimised; the agency is also active in supplying strike breakers, and does a deal of other dirty work. -(Veil, the. agency' has to get some workr/en to act as pimps' and spies to betrar their mates, and shameful as it is there are such workmen in plenty. Now and rfgain the Union men l'ecognise them,' and (hen there is something doing. The. ' MiAers' Magazine,' of Denver, U.S.A., rep/rts such a case in its issue of July Y At a meeting of. the Bingham Miners' Union, Utah, one A. W. Johnson was ex posed as a spy in the pay of the Pinker tons. Trembling like a leaf, 'he admitted it, and said that for the dirty work he received 75 cents, (about 3s.) per day. The miners might have dealt harshly with him, but they ...
THE SPRING HANDICAP CANDIDATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
THE SPRING HANDICAP CANDIDATES. : Maori King, the New Zealander, made his first appearance in Australia at Rose hill, on: Saturday, and created a most favorable impression with his forward running1, in .-.the? Dundas Handicap, for which lie started at 25 to 1. He was very short in ihis preliminary, tout was putting-' in some., gppcr^wqrk at the finish ;,and would have ^ |vori;if the winning post; had .been a /fe^T'yards '.further on. He- is in the E£soh^ Handicap with 8.11 and .Metropoiitanui with 8.7. Gigandra, who caps. Duke-vFqote, winner of the Maiden Stakes on, Saturday, is in the Metropolitan with 6..12, _,Ca:iilfJeld Cup 6.9, and Mel-', bourne' Gup w.ithr' 6.13, also the Sydney, and Melbourne Derbies. He has been backed by his owner for the Melbourne Derby and Cup, and by the way he finished on Saturday is likely to turn out a good horse.- Blue Gem, which ran second to him,. is in the Epsom with 6.12 and Metropolitan with 6.9, but she. is. not likely to be rushed. : Son of th...
RACING DOOMED IN NEW YORK. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
RACING DOOMED IN NEW YORK. The new Betting and Gaming Act laws come into vogue in New York next month, when all betting on racecourses and in shops will be illegal and entail heavy fines or imprisonment. The New York correspondent, writing to the London 'Sportsman,' and referring to the Act, says: — 'It is possible its constitutionality can be successfully attacked on the ground that it is a gross infringement ot the liberties of the citizens, but in any case we are face to face with another period of unrest. It is possible that our wealthy owners will again invade Eng land and France, and that the local tracks will be cut up for building— then farewell to respectable sport in New York and un told loss and inconvenience will fall upon thousands of the inhabitants. And as to the abolition of betting — nothing could be more nonsensical. During the past winter we had disreputable Marathons, and news papers which decried racing smugly quoting the odds; in every fair grounds in the State...
TAXING THE STAKES. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
TAXING THE STAKES. In the English House of Commons last month, Mr. Horatio Bottomley, M.P. for South Hackney, brought forward certain proposals for new taxation, including taxation of racing stakes, the State licen sing of racecourses, the licensing of book makers, and the taxing of betting trans actions. When asked by an interviewer what his object was in making these pro posals, and what he expected to accom plish, supposing they were adopted, he replied: — 'My object is twofold. First, I wish this country to follow the example of France and Germany, and secure a large revenue for the State; and secondly, I desire to place racing and betting upon a more satisfactory basis than is at pre sent the case. Look what France does. At present it derives several millions ster ling a year, of which the poor and the hospitals get a large proportion, and a substantial sum goes to the encourage ment of horse-breeding. The result is that legitimate betting transactions are looked upon in that c...
NEW ZEALAND CONTINGENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
NEW ZEALAND CONTINGENT. The Dominion is likely to play a pro minent part in the A. J.C. Spring pro gramme, as already a number of the best horses from New Zealand have arrived in Sydney. Gold Lace, one of the Epsom Handicap favorites, is a nice lengthy black mare, and looks every inch a gal loper. Crucinella, the Metropolitan candi date, is a much bigger mare, and is al reaay gaiioping wen at ±tanawicK. Jiiirorc is another Epsom candidate that is work ing, and looks well. The latest arrival, however, Is Master Soult, the champion from, the land of the moa. Speaking of him just before he left, a New Zealand writer said: — 'A very pleasing incident to be chronicled in connection with the winter season is that Master Soult, who can , be termed the main hope of New Zea-; land at the present juncture, is carrying himself .in a manner serving to invest the opening of his five-year-old career with a most promising aspect. From the time that Master Soult's name was included amongst the entr...
JOHNNY HIGGERSON. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 18 August 1910
JOHNNY HIGGERSON. Last week The: Worker gave an ac count of the famous match between Vene and Alice Hawthorne, the former being: ridden by the late Johnny Higgerson. It; might interest our x-eaders to. know that' Mr. Higgerson reached the age of 95 years,' and died through the result of a gun accident on May .28, 1905. Higgerson was a hale, sprightly, old fellow for his years right up to the time of his death, and was always ready to talk of his experiences1 and reminiscences. For many years prior, to his death the old chap resided in the, vicinity of Bottle Forest, near Heathcote,; Sydney, on the old road to Illawarra, fill ing the position of ranger on the National Park. He was twice married, and was the' father of twenty-seven children. He was proud, and with good cause too, of his connection with the turf, and on the walls1 of his cottage were to be seen pictures of those famous old racehorses, Tarragon and Volunteer, and Higgerson wearing; the once popular red jacket and black ...