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Star of Cessnock No. 254 Manchester Unity. [Newspaper Article] — The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder — 2 January 1914
Star of Cessnock No. 254 Man chester Unity. Tlie annual meeting of the -above was held on Tuesday night in the Lodge Room in tlie presence of a large number of members, N.G. Bio. E. King presiding. After gen eral business had been transacted the installation of officers was pro v/wi'uwu ,wuii. . aiju ivuuwiug ouicers filling the various chairs for the ensuing term : Grand Master, Bro E. King; N.G., Bro. H. Curry; V.G., Bro. E. Miller ; Elective Sec retary, Bro. S. Home: Financial Secretary, Bro. J. J. Hill (reelect ed) ; Treasurer, Bro. D. Campbell (re-elected). Special reference was made to tlie ^ increase of membership during the past year, forty new members being initiated. The financial statement being received as satisfactory the meeting closed.
KINDLY ACTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder — 2 January 1914
KINDLY ACTION. A number of Mr. Jim Hartley's » friends and sympathisers have in- g terestod themselves in the matter of his serious loss caused by the fire. ^ Messrs. W. Fairlie : and Harry $ Russell canvassed the to\yn with a subscription list during the week with the object ofgettingJimafloat again on film RAn. nf huainnaa &□ n «.ao«-.I4- ~£ '? the efforts of tlie canvassers it is anticipated that they will be able to ' hand Mr. Hartley about £27. The action is typical of the coalfields, and shows the friendliness of spirit that exists.
Heavy Traffic. 3000 CESSNOCK TRAVELLERS [Newspaper Article] — The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder — 2 January 1914
Heavy Traffic. — ?? ? » ? - 3000 CESSNOCK TRAVELLERS. Tbe local holiday traffic from Cess nock easily constituted a record. From Xmas Eve right up to Satur day the outgoing trains were crowded www passengers on nouaay bent. Jfapva 42.15 p.m. jon Xjhas Eve to X%lS i p.in. on Xmajf Day 1065 pas lieiigers: left the Cessnpck railway station. Erpm J2.i5 p.m. 'on Xmas Day to .((je/ljjpe' time oh £oxing Day 797' passengers -Tvere conveyed by train - frpin Cqasnock jraihvay station, and from Boxing 3)ay at 12.15 to Saturday at 12.15 p.m. 345 passengers left. Cessnock by train. Itvwill thus be seen that in three days no less than 2207 passengers 'were conveyed by train from Gess nock. '?-?? '?????- ???. '? '?.??? ? . In addition to the above the pas senger traififi fi^m^Ab-r^%re station
BUILDINGS IN THE SHIRE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder — 2 January 1914
BUILDINGS IN THE SHIRE. The new buildings erected in the Shire during the period under review total 445, which at 2/6 each brought in a revenue to the council of £55/ 12/6. The number of buildings erected in Cessnock during the term was 109, while at Aberdare 53 were erected, and at Bellbird 30, making a total oflfj. The above figures show that the Shire is progressing— particularly the Cessnock district portion of it. The figures mean that nearly four houses are erected in Cessnock, Aberdare and Bellbird eacli week. There are now 1280 houses in Cessnock, Aber dare, and Bellbird. In connection with this matter it might be mentioned that Cessnock Shire Council recently decided to have Ordinance No. 70a dealing with the Regulation of the erection of buildings, anplied to all population areas within the Shire. This ordin ance provides for a proper inspection of all buildings, plans, and sites, and instead of the fee as now exists of 2/6 per building the charge will be calculated on the...
The Wine Industry. [Newspaper Article] — The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder — 2 January 1914
The Wine Industry. ? « » » We are in receipt of Messrs. Wand and Gilbey's (London) 'full report on 1913 Vintage, together with inform ation on former vintages of repute and on the reduced consumption of wine in the United Kingdom. Be garding the wine industry in Aus tralia the report states as follows : — . Thfi hvifflltasf; annh in f.lm minn trade of this country is 'that notwith standing the smaller .total consumpt ion of wine generally the proportion consumed of that grown, within our own Empire is constantly on the in crease, and it looks as if England will be a market for many years to come for all that can be spared by the Commonwealth of Australia after her own needs have been met. in comparison with the vintage news of Europe the reports from Australia may be considered satisfac ory, and in the aggregmte the new wines showed a distinct improvement upon those of the previous year both' in quantity and quality. ' . In Victoria the total area- under vines is now. 24,579 acres, ...
Bed Bag Dangerous. [Newspaper Article] — The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder — 2 January 1914
Bed Bug Dangerous. The insect familiarly known as the bed bug is, according to Dr. Wailing Beveridge, as dangereus as it is objectionable. In a paper read before the conference on sanitation, now sitting in New York, he declared that the bug was responsible for the transmission of tuberculosis. It was only recently, said the doctor, that the bug had been given consideration as a carrier of germs, but now a num ber of authorities were agreed that there was a possibility of it infect ing persons with leprosy and spinal meningits. The bug was able to for for 229 days without food. The doctor therefore warned housewives of the grave consequences of living in the company of the household pest.
Cattle Raising. [Newspaper Article] — The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder — 2 January 1914
Cattle Raising. During the past fe\v_ weeks our attention has been drawn to the quality of some of the cattle fattened in the Pokolbin district. Since the establishment of stock sales in Cess nock many have found it a very pay able spec, to go in for cattle fatten ing and the results in most instances are flattering to the capabilities of the district. Mr. E. Wilkinson, but cher of Cessnock, recently drew our attention to a prime vealer which he had killed. The vealer, Mr. Wilkin son claimed, was one of the best lie had ever seen, and was certainly a testimony of the fattening qualities of the Pokolbin district. The animal was purchased for £3/19/- at Snape Bros,' stock sales and was sold for Miss L. King, of Pokolbin.
Commercial News. LOCAL UNION SALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder — 2 January 1914
? Commercial News. LOCAL UNION SALES. Messrs Snapo Bros, report : A large supply of farm and orchard products at our sales on Tuesday last. A large number of the usual buyers being away prices all round were easier : eggs, 1/1 to 1/4 ; but ter, lOd ; tomatoes, good, to 2/2, medium, 1/, others, 3d to 6d ; peaches, prime, up to 1/3, others, 3d to 6d ; nectarines, 3d to 6d ; aiples, 1/ to 1/6; plums, 4d qrt; oranges, 9d to 1/ ; pears, Gel to 9d ; grapes, small 2d to 3d ; passion fruit, 3d ; lemons, Lisbon, 1/1, common, 7d ; cabbage, good, to 3/6, small, 1/ to 1/6; potatoes, 2/ to 2/4; squasli, 2/ doz ; marrows, 2/ to 3/; pumpkins, 9/ ; peas, 1/3 to 1/9,; beans, l/ to 1/6 ; onions, 1/3 doz bunches; hens, 2/6 to 3/ ;* roosters, good, to 4/6, small, 2/ to 3/ ; ducks, 3/6 to 4/. PIG SALES. There were 80 pigs yarded com prising a few good quality porkers the balance suckers. A good attend ance 'of buyers present, ? especially for suckers. Bidding was brisk and good prices ruled. We sold on ...
Bendigo Gold Production. [Newspaper Article] — The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder — 2 January 1914
Bendigo Gold Production. A review of the year's work shows that the Bendigo gold production was. the lowest since .1891, whilst there was a large falling off in the amount of calls paid. It is rather an. anom- alous fact that dividends should be larger in a year, winch snowed a shrinkage in the amount of gold won, but such is the case. The figures are as follows:— Gold, 167,672oz (com pared with 174,901oz last year), divi dends, £135,116 (compared with £114,088 in 1912). An explanation of the position is that the majority of the companies have adopted a pol icy of rigid economy in managing the mines. ^
Chidley in Trouble. [Newspaper Article] — The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder — 2 January 1914
Chidley in Trouble. W. J. Childley, who does not be leive in superfluous dress and who was arrested in the Domain on Box ing Day, was brought before the Lunacy Court at Darlinghurst, on Monday, and remanded for a week for medical observation. A petition has been signed by over one thousand people praying for his . release. One of his sympathisers has stated that since his arrest Chidley has been refused permission, to write authoris ing his friends to transact any busi ness for him while he is under obser vation, and that he will not be per mitted to use his money for the pur pose of securing legal or medicial ad vice.