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Cablegrams. RUSSIA'S TROUBLES. LONDON, March 1. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 March 1906
Cablegrams. RUSSIA'S TROUBLES. LONDON, March 1. The four youths concerned in the robbery of £7,500 from the State Bank of Helsingfors, in Finland, and in the murder of the night watchman who was on the premises at the time, j have been arrested. After the murder j and robbery the culprits went to an adjoining wood, where they were discovered by the police. Their arrest was not effected till after a long con flict in which one policeman was killed. The pockets of the robbers were fnll and each carried a bag full of coins and arms. Russian revolutionaries are, it is stated, carrying on an extensive traffic in contraband. They are daily smug gling large qnantities of arms into I Finland and Russia via Sweden and Germany. I The Czar, in view of the unwilling- , ness of the military to do police duty, has issued an ordinance forbidding the troops to fire at the people or even to nse blank cartridges in suppressing disturbances. Two more of the gang concerned in the robbery of the State B...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 March 1906
A. O. HOLST, Denial Surgeon (Late C. H. Garratt), CERALDTON. Axfcifical Teeth on the latest and most up to-date principles. Crown, Bridge or Pivoted Teeth. Painless Extractions by Laughing Gas, Eucaine, or by the new Japanese an aesthetic " Eytheloid." Children's Teeth Regulated.
BUBONIC PLAGUE. IN PERTH, FREMANTLE, AND GERALDTON. GERALDTON, March 4. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 March 1906
BUBONIC PLAGUE, W PERTH, FREMANTLE, AND GERALDTON. GEBALDTON, March 4. No farther signs. of plague have been discovered and public feeling is easier. Bradley has taken a tarn for the worse, and liis condition is re garded as 6erions. The ashes of the three latest victims were interred in the ^cemetery to-day. March 5. Walter Bradley died from bubonic plague yesterday. His body has been cremated. The deceased's constitu tion was against his recovery. A fresh case has been reported in Geraldton, Mrs. Connelly, aged 43, the wife of a lumper who was enrolled as a special constable, being the patient. March 7. Mrs. Connelly is improving, and her attack of plagae is a mild one. She was inoculated five days previous to becoming ill, and to this precaution may evidently be ascribed the mildness of the attack. There are no indications of any farther outbreak. PEBTH, March 6. No further cases of plague have been reported in Perth, but another infected rat has been caught. March 7. Fourteen in...
GENERAL ITEMS. PERTH, March 3. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 March 1906
GENERAL ITEMS. PEBTH, March 3. j At the quarter sessions held at Esperance on Wednesday an abor iginal named Wooley was charged with arson and was sentenced to seven years' imprisonment. He was then charged with attempting to kill Con stable Lynch by firing at him, and was sentenced to ten years' imprison ment, the sentences to be cumulative. Fryer, the animal trainer in Wirth's Circus, now performing at Kalgoorlie, was badly mauled by a tigress while in the performing cage. The beast bit him on the legs and arms and Pryer had to be conveyed to the hospital. A drowning case occurred at Fre mantle on Saturday night, the victim being Albert Tuppenny, an engineer, aged 36 years. Tuppenny was arrested on a charge of being of unsound mind on Wednesday and was sent to the hospital for treatment, but was allowed to leave that institution and was dis charged by the magistrate. It is generally believed the deceased jumped off the jetty with the intention of committing suicide. An inquest was...
CORRESPONDENCE. FREIGHT CHARGES ON THE TRAMLIKE. To THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 March 1906
CORRESPONDENCE. FREIGHT CHARGES ON THE TRAM LIKE. To THE EDITOR. SIB,-On my return to Carnarvon I notice that a gentleman named J. J. Wilkinson has been writing a letter ia your paper of the 17th February with reference to the charges on hia lnggage from the steamer to the town (a distance of over three miles). This gentleman says that the charges were exorbitant, and evidently from the tone of his letter considers that the lessees of the jetty have overcharged him. He poses as a man who has travelled all over Australia; one would therefore think that he had a little cotnmonsensa and knew something of business ways. He is an American, I believe, and I under stand that Americans are, as a rule, sup posed to be particularly smart in business matters. Mr. Wilkinson, however, I pre sume is the exception that proves the rule. Had I been in his position I have an idea that before exposing my ignorance in print I would have consulted the jetfy contract. Had he done so he would have found o...
THE WOOL SITUATION. (Dalgety's Review.) [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 March 1906
THE WOOL SITUATION. (Dalgety's Review.') London has spoken, and the verdict is such that anyone interested in wool cannot possibly fail to interpret its language and digest its lessons if he will. As I daily watched the scene, it waB patent that wool was urgently wanted, for everyone was determined to buy. Notwithstanding one or two leading houses, who seemed a bit dilatory, the vast majority were very active and bought wool with a will. Very few withdrawals took place, brokers wisely meeting the market and selling while they had the chance. The very fact of only 1,500 bales being held over shows conclusively that buyers were in a good mood, and in deed the series throughout were marked with great keenness of com petition, which obtained right up to the finish. Evidently most buyers were simply bent on obtaining suffi cient wool to meet their urgent needs, | all I talked to being of opinion that it I would be wise to defer buying to stock till next January and March. The attention o...
CORRESPONDENCE. FREIGHT CHARGES ON THE TRAMLINE. To THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 March 1906
CORRESPONDENCE. ? FREIGHT CHARGES ON" THE TEAM LINE. To THE EDITOR. SIB,-As Mr. Wilkinson is not now in Car narvon he has small chance of replying to Mr. Macnish's letter in to-day's issue of THE NOBTHEBN TIMES. Were Mr. Wilkinson here, he is, I am sure, capable of taking care of himself in matters of argument. Mr. Wilkinson said that on alighting from a Teasel there should he a notice board giv ing intending passengers all requisite in formation as to rates of fares and freights on the trams. He did not intend to con vey any idea that Dalgety & Co. were charging anything more than they were legally entitled to do, but he did certainly say that. the charges were exorbitant on the carriage of luggage, and I venture to think the public, who are always the best judges, will agree with him. 1 personally pointed out at the general meeting held over the jetty contract lately it is an ex traordinary thing that general merchan dise can be carried over the jetty at about one-twentiet...
VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, March 11. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 March 1906
VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, March 11. j Albert Carroll, 15 years of age, lost his life in the Hawthorn main drain at Auburn. Carroll and two other boys were playing in a drain 15 ft. by 6 ft. when a heavy downpour of rain caused a wall of water to rash down the drain. The other two boys made their escape, bat Carroll was caaght in the advancing water, swept from his feet, and carried into the tunnel a mile farther on. Some girls were horrified when they heard cries from the drain and saw the boy's body rash past into the tannel, which empties into the Yarra. This was the last seen of the anfortnnate lad. Captain Tilston, of the sailing ship Speke, has had his certificate sus pended for twelve months in conse quence of the wreck of the Speke. March 13. The High Conrt has decided that the Deputy P.M.GT. has the right to decline to transmit through the post or deliver mail matter to Freeman and Wallace because he considered their business fraudulent and immoral. March 14. Minnie Offen has bee...
ROEBOURNE NEWS. ROEBOURNE, March 16. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 March 1906
ROEBOURNE NEWS. Eobbouene, March 16. The Quarter Sessions were commenced on the 14th inst., Mr. Commissioner Par kiss presiding. Mr. Keall prosecuted for the Crown, and Messrs. Morrisby and Parker were the solicitors for the defen dants. An old man aboriginal was sen tenced to one month's imprisonment for the manslaughter of Sandy, an aboriginal, near Onslow. Frank Roseland, an Asiatic, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment with hard labour for receiving stolen property. Quai Chong was convicted of the murder of Aleck, a Siamese, and re commended to mercy. Hie was remanded for sentence. Rogers' case of attempted poisoning is unfinished. The Progress League is strenuously en deavouring to get the State School re opened, with every prospect of success, and is also strongly advocating a water supply for Cossack and Boebouxne. The weather is hot and dry, and many stations are complaining of the failure of wells. The outlook is bad.
THE DINGO PEST. To THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 March 1906
THE DINGO PEST. To THE EDITOR. SIB,-I constantly hear complaints from station owners of the losses caused by dingoes. I beg space to give my experience and means of keeping the dingo in check, and I feel sure that anyone following on the same lines will find it equally success ful. Now, the first line of defence should be poison on the outskirts of the ran. Periodically, Bay every three months, a pack-load of baits should be sent oat and poison laid along all the creeks and gorges, and aronnd water-holes; by this means, if the person in charge of baito does his work thoroughly, most of the dingoes in the vicinity will be destroyed. But there are certain dogs for some unknown reason who refase to take baits no matter how tempting or well laid; therefore, the traps are the only means of getting these cun ning members, for no matter how cunning a dingo is in other respects he can be caught by one versed in the use of traps. There is no one better than an aboriginal for the trapping if ...
PERILS OF THE BUSH. TWO MEN NARROWLY ESCAPE DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 March 1906
PERILS OF THE BUSH. TWO MEN NASEOWLY ESCAPE DEATH. The interaption caused to telegraphic business at the end of last week was, it seems, due to the fact that the line had been cat near Hamelin Pool by tiro foot passengers who nearly perished from thirst. From what we have been able to gather it appeare that the lineman (Con. Masters) left Hamelin Fool on Friday morning to search for the fault on. the south line. About an hour later he re turned to the station and reported he had met a man named Lynch/who had nearly perished from thirst, having been with out water (with the exception of abont half-a-pint-and that very muddy) which Lynch and his mate (Mullins) obtained at'the 26-mile tank. When Lynch met Masters he could not Bpeak, but simply held his can up. Not content with the water Masters ^poured out for him. Lynch seized the water bag and consumed its contents before being able to quench his intense thirst, fie gave Masters to understand he had left bis mate (named Mullins)' at ...
STOCK AND STATION NEWS. [Items of news intended for publication in this thi> column will be gladly received.] [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 March 1906
STOCK AND STATION NEWS. [Items of vgwe intended lor publication i» thi> column will be gladly received.] We received the following telegram from Messrs. Dalgety & CO/E Fremantle office on Wednesday with reference to the Lon don wool sales:-"The wool sales opened with a large attendance of buyers. The competition was very animated, and there wai a good selection of merino wool. The prices are on the average 5 per cent, higher than the closing rates of last series. Fine crossbreds were higher by 5 to 71 per cent.; medium and coarse crossbreds 10 per cent, higher." Mr. Flaxman informs as that he has par chased 2,000 wethers from Yarraloola station. Mr. Jack Lefroy left Minderoo station on the 9th inst. with 3,000 ewes, which ha is taking to Mr. Lefroy's new purchase, the Onslow Creek station. A traveller has drawn our attention to the fact that the Lower Gascoyne Roads Board has plenty of work to do if it wishes to have the main road in good order for the next wool-carting s...
MUNICIPAL. CARNARVON. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 March 1906
MUNICIPAL. CARNARVON. The regular fortnightly meeting of this council was held -on Tuesday after noon, there being present: Crs.&lt; Angelo (acting-Mayor), Mansfield, Fennell, Atkin son, and Lefroy. The minutes of tho previous meeting were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. From H. M. Henning, secretary of the Municipal Association, pointing out the benefits which the council would derive from joining the association. From W.. J.Butcher, M.L.A., stating in reply to the council's letter of the 8th ult. that the new passenger car for the tram line was not quite completed, but that it would be forwarded shortly; and that he had received an assurance of the jetty being taken over by the Government. From C. M. Scott, quoting 7id. * foot for 4-inch earthenware piping and 1b. Id. per foot for 6 inch. From the Begistrar of Titles, stating that lot 92 stood in the name of John Brockman and that the owner of lot 91 was not known in that office and sug gesting the Lands Department mig...
BANGEMALL NOTES. BANGEMALL, February 28. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 March 1906
BANGEMALL NOTES. Bangkmai-l, Febrnary 28. A bit of heavy gold is still being found here. In spite of the general reticence I have seen a 3 oz. 3 dwt. and all dwt. piece that have been got here by two parties within the last fortnight; besides i which I know of come ounces of finer gold ; that has been obtained.There is also a ramonr going around of one party getting . richer gold than has ever been struck be fore, but I cannot vouch for the truth of this as I have not seen the gold, although I believe it possible. In spite of the above it is no place for anyone to come to unless they are prepared to prospect for them selves. 110 points of rain fell here on the 14th, and thunder storms have been common, but a good general downpour is needed to do much good.
Cablegrams. TERRIBLE COLLIERY DISASTER IN FRANCE. OVER 1,000 DEATHS. LONDON, March 11. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 March 1906
Cablegrams. TERRIBLE COLLIERY DISASTER t .. m FRANCE. OVER 1,000 DEATHS. LONDON, March 11. One of the worst colliery disasters ob record is reported from Courriers, a mining township in the French department of Pas-de-Calais. A ter rific explosion, the result of a fire which broke out at a depth of 700 feet, occnrred at seven jo'clock yester day morning in one of the collieries. The cuttings were filled with poisonons f (lines, and the three galleries, in which most of the men were working were soon converted into vast furnaces, the flames leaping to the pit's month. Sixteen hundred and ninety-five miners ' 5?ere in the colliery at the time of the explosion, a.nd of these 400 have been rescued. The latest estimate gives the number of deaths as 1,193. scenes were witnessed at the pits' mouths,' women becoming frantic as the news passed round that "gallery after gallery had been closed and that further attempts at rescue were hopeless. Later. Farther information has been re ceived con...
SPORTING. COOLGARDIE RACES. PERTH, March 12. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 March 1906
SPORTING. COOLGABDIE RACES. PERTH, March 12. The total earn invested in the totalizator daring the meeting was £2,196, and a profit of .£150 was made. The results of Saturday's racing were as follows: Ubine Hardies, 2 miles.-Best Man 1, Radical 2, Tortoise 3. Time, 4 min. 7 sec. Gonda Plate, 5£ farlongs.-Parvo 1, Roadside 2, Aqua 3. Time, 1 min. 11 sec. Summer Cup, 1} miles.-Cairo 1, Perplex 2, Sport Royal 3. Time, 2 min. 16 sec. Betting.-6 to 4 against Cairo, 5 to 2 Per plex, 20 to 1 Sport Royal. Straight oat totalizator dividend, £1 6s.; place totaliza tor : 17s. and 16s. Gondai Parse, 51 farlongs.-Altone 1, Quicksilver 2, Wheelarra 3. Time, 1 min. 11} sees. Kamballi Handicap, 6 farlongs.-Parvo 1, May King 2, Forest Charm 3. Time, 1 min. 18 sec. Farewell Handicap, 7 farlongs.-Circalas 1, Plain Bill 2, Indian Prince 3. Time, 1 min. 32} sec. Betting-7 to 4 on Circulus, 4 to 1 against Indian Prince, 33 to 1 against Plain Bill. ! KALGOORLIE RACES. | PEETH, March 15. The first day's ra...
SERIOUS FIGHTING IN THE PHILIPPINES. LONDON, March 11. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 March 1906
SERIOUS FIGHTING IN THE I PHILIPPINES. I LONDON, March 11. A report has been received of serious fighting in the Philippines. It appears that United States troops, assisted by a naval contingent and Philippine constabulary, achieved a decisive vic tory near Jurlo, the capital of Talu, over the Moros, whose ringleaders and chief followers were exterminated. For eight months past the Moros have been harassing friendly natives, in whose interests the expedition was undertaken. The fight ended satis factorily, bat was not without remark able features, including a feat of engineering skill. Colonel Duncan, of the 6th Infantry Regiment, con ducted the operations, which lasted two days, the principal action involv ing the capture of Mount Dago, an | extinct volcano, 2,300 feet high. The ascent of the mountain was made | difficult by its steepness, the last 400 , feet being at an angle of 60 degrees, with a 50 feet perpendicular stretch. Many ridges were covered with timber and were strongl...
SOUTHERN NEWS. PERTH, March 12. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 March 1906
SOUTHERN NEWS. PERTH, March 12. It was recently reported that a miner named O'Brien had lost his life in the Bonnievale disaster, bat after wards this was foond to be erroneous. His wife, who was in Victoria, read the report of his death, and thongh this was contradicted, she died last Friday from the shock. Robert B. Steele, a married man, has committed suicide at North Fre mantle by taking carbolic acid. He was employed in the loco, workshops at Midland Junction. He had been depressed for some time, and daring the past week had suffered from pains j in the chest. It is understood that Steele had private worries. W. N. Moore, who was employed by Howard & Kemp, grocers, met with a fatal accident yesterday. He was driving a horse and cart, when the animal bolted, and he was thrown to the ground. Moore was conveyed to the hospital, where he died ten | minutes after admission. The de j ceased was a married man. Alfred Beal has been sentenced to [ three years' imprisonment for u...