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County Members at Work. PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
County Members at Work. PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD. 'Department of Public Instruction, Sydney, 27th March, 1882. Sir,— I am directed to acquaint you that your letter dated 23rd instant, upon the subject mentioned below, is under consideration, and that a further communication res pecting it will be addressed to you as soon as a decision m tho matter has been arrived at.— I have the honor to be, sir, your most obedient servant, Edwin Jouxson, IJndor-Secretary. To Fkask Fakkell, Eso. , Legislative As sembly Chambers.' — Subject : Recom mending tho appointment of Mr. David Dalo as a member of tho Public School Board for tho sub-district of Livorpool.'
Auburn. SUBWAY VERSUS OVERHEAD BRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
Auburn. SUBWAY VERSUS OVERHEAD BRIDGE. This exciting question was animatedly discussed at a further mooting, called by Mr. J. II. ATalo, in the Public Hall, on Monday night, and there was again a large attendance though less numerous than on tho former occasion. Mr. G:orgo Wright was voted to tho chair, and after bespeaking a quiet hoaving for all speakers, read a latter from Mr. Doan, tho proposer oi a resolution at tho first meeting, who now advocated a subway, leaving circumstances and future opinion to decide about tho rival sites for a bridge. Mr. H. J. Vale moved :— ' That in tho opinion of this meeting a subway would suit public requirements bettor, and bo more convenient for tho travel ling public, than an over head bridge at the present timo.' Ho dwelt on the dangers attendant upon crossing tho lines under existing arrangements, especially to children, and urged that subway would not cost much, while it would be ploasanter to use than steps in connection with a bridge. (Che...
The Aborigines Protection Association. TO THE EDITOR OF THE CUMBERLAND ARGUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
The Aborigines Protection Association. TO TII15 EDITOR OF THE CUMBERLAND AltOVS. Sik, — Quite by accident a copy of your paper of the issue of March 23rd fell into my hands, and there I noticed the short but pithy letter of J. B. Arm strong, asking the General Sec. of the above mentioned society for some explan ation concerning the retirement of myself ani Mr. Daniel Mathews from the posi tions we respectively held under tho A.P. A. seeing that Mr. Matthews' own urinted report has actually gone forth 'to tho world, there is no need for me to state his reasons. Ho tells his own story therein (a copy I send for your perusal.') But for myself, as the question has been raised, not only in your journal, but in tho columns of a contemporary, I feel in duty bound to say my only reasons for resigning the position I held as General Superintendent of Missions and resuming ordinary parish work, after about 10 years of missionary service, was the rottenness I found existing at tho very core of ...
Loyal Fountain of Friendship, I.O.O.F., M.U. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
Loyal Fountain of Friendship, I.O.O.F., M.U. Ox Tuesday evening lest the annual meeting of the Fountain of Friendship Lodge, I.O.O.F., Manchester Unity, was hold in the School of Arts, Parrnmalla. The Noble Grand (Bro. J. Paul) occu pied tho chair. Tlioro was a good at tendance of members. Minutes of last mooting wore road and confirmed. The usual sick and distress business was dealt with. A letter was read from tho I'.C.S. of tho district, on tho subject of forming juvenilo lodges, and the district oliicors, who wero paying an oilicial visit, ex plained what had been done at tho dis trict meeting last week, stilting that the object was favourably received. After considerable discussion a notico of motion was givon on tho subject for next meeting. The principal business of the evening was then transacted, viz., election of oflicers i'or the current half-year. Tho following wore ' elected : N.G., Bro. J. H. Mansoll; V.G., Bro. Alfred Gazzard ; Financial Secretary (for 12 months), Bro...
Parramatta Petty Sessions. MONDAY, APRIL 1. (Before Messrs. G.T.Hunt, H.Byrnes and J. Whitworth and J.Foster, Js.P. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
Parramatta Petty Sessions. Monday, Apeil 1. (Before Messrs. G-. T. Hunt, H. Byrnes and J. AVhitworth and J. Foster, Js.P. James Gordon, was fined 20s or 7 days tor being drunk. James Brawn, on warrant, was charged with stealing fruit from the orchard of Alexander Grant, Parramattft. Constable Welsh deposed arresting the lad, on warrant for disobeying a summons. The defendant, when arrested, stated that he was not in the garden, but he ate some of the melons. He pleaded not guilty to tho chargijjrad was remanded. James otuart, cnavgeu. wiiii uexng urumv m Auburn, was fined 20s or 7 days. The same defendant, charged with having no lawful visible means of support, pleaded not guilty. Constable Davios stated that defend ant would not work, although lie had received plenty of offers. For the last nine months he had -worked about a fortnight . He generally slept in the huts at the Meat Works. Ho -was remanded till Saturday. The same defendant pleaded not guilty to a charge of wilfully dam...
They all had it wrong. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
They all had it wrong. Mr. James Pays tells of a cramming sehool that he remembers whore timo was of such importance to the elder pupils that they brought books with them even to their meals, and read until their turns cauio for the not very relish - able viands. ' Misery so sharpened our wits,' ho says, ' that tho ordinary school books had no power to torment its ; we pro cured cribs to all their problems. But the head-master had a manuscript book of his own, from which issued the most hateful questions ; it cost infinite pains and trouble— besides involving us in tho serious offence of burglary — to get the crib to that ; but at last we effected it. 'The improvement in the work of the school became henceforth very marked, gave great satisfaction to every body ; the master, our parents and guardians, and oiirselves were all equally gratified. There was a little to much quickness, perhaps, consistent with prudence, in producing our results, but their accuracy 'was iinimpeachable. 'O...
How she got her bank notes cashed. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
How she got her bank notes cashed. The following is a good story of Irish humour. The wife of an Irish peasant farmer had driven some pigs into a small town to dispose of, and having negotiated the sale, she received iu payment bank-notes issued by a well known Dublin bank, but the name of the bankers not being familiar to her, doubts arose in her mind as to their stability, so she decided to get them cashed at the bank in the town where she then was. Arriving at the bank in question, she presented them across the counter, re questing the cashier to give her gold in exchange. That gentleman expressed expressed his regret at not being able to accommodate hei1, saying it was not their custom to cash notes issued by other banks The old lady was much put out, and explained that sho had var ious purchases to make in the town be f ore returning home, and was unable to get tho notes changed elsewhere. The cashier still politely declined. How ever, she would not give in ; first sho tried to...
The Homing Pigeon. AN INCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
The Homing Pigeon. AN INCIDENT. Only a short time back a man was found dead in a London omnibus. Along side of him on the seat was a box. On its being opeueditwas found to contain a homing pigeon. As the man was not known, and as he had nothing on him that would lead jjto his identification it was decided to liberate the bird, first attaching to it the sad news. Tho re sult was not long in coming, the man's relations soon appearing on the scene, and tho mystery of the man's identifi cation was soon cleared up. There is something very melancholy yet beauti fully touching in this little incident, and I am sure it will bo indelibly im pressed on tho minds of all those persons who were connected with the mournful circumstance. This bird, with its wonderful love of home, was possibly the means of preventing its owner frombcingbui'ied in an unknown grave.
Fruitgrowers Conference: THIRD DAY continued. RAILWAY DISABILITIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
Fruitgrowers Conference; THIRD DAY continued. RAILWAY DISABILITIES. Mr. J. D. Lankoster moved — ' That tho accommodation for fruit at tho various railway stations from which largo quantities of fruit are sent is in Agricultural sufficient, and that consignments should bo received up to a la',or hour and des patched in a better way.' ' Mr. Tamsett seconded the resolution, which elicited addresses from Messrs. Stimson, Day, and Bucholtz. The resolution was carried. MISCELLANEOUS. A deputation was appointed to inter ' (Mien view tho Government in respect to the resolution passed at the opening of the Conference referring to the necessity for proper fruit market accommodation. In order to carry into effect other re solutions passed during the sittings, a committee was formed, with power to take such steps as was considered necessary. Mr. Tamsett moved a resolution to the effect that the Conference recom nionds the adoption of uniform cases of Sydney neat and cheap design, to be quarter,...
Happy Thought Lodge I.O.G.T. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
Happy Thought Lodge I.O.G.T. The usual weekly meeting of the above lodge was held on Wednesday vening last in the Primitive Methodist Schoolroom. Bro. John Moore presided in the temporary absence of the C.T. Fair attendance of members and visitors. Bro. Drummond as Sec. of the proposed Demonstration Committee reported that the delegates present at the lastmeeting bad resolved to abandon tho idea, as so few of the lodges had responded favorably to the invitation issued. After some discussion it was decided a temperance picnic or friendly gather ing of all templars who can attend, be held in the Park on Easter Monday. Bros. Drummond Moore and Button were appointed to communicate same to tho various lodges. Bro. John Saunders, District Deputy was admitted officially and received a cordial welcome. Sister Staines as representative to Cumberland Convention gave a progress report of the Liverpool meeting. Vote of thanks to visitors was re sponded to by members of ' Evening Star' 'Universa...
Granville Congregational Church. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
Granville Congregational Church. This Church which for the past three years has been worked by the Lay Preachers Association under the Super intendence of the Rev. C. Taylor, and Sullen latterly under the Rev. J. M. Bayley. have now decided on having a Minister for themselves. Mr. Bayley having re signed, a special meeting was held on Tuesday evening to formally receive his resignation and decide on tho future of the Church. A unanimous call was given to the Rev. J. Furlong of Adelaide who for the past two months has been acting as Mr. Bayley's assistant. The course taken is fully warranted by his success during that short period. He en ters upon his duties on Sunday next and there is a large field for him to labor in for the master.
That Asylum Again. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
That Asylum Again. Two members of the Snowdrop Min strels, Messrs. Crouch and Kings borough, called at our office and gave us tho following itom, which is of a somewhat startling nature : — By re quest the Snowdrops, accompanied by the juvenile string band, gave an enter tainment at the Macquario-streot Asylum. Tho programme was a good one, and tho old men enjoyed it very much. Items were rendered by Messrs. Maling, Kingsborough, Thompson, Eiloy, Griffin and Weekes, also by the juvenile orchestra. Before the pro gramme was finished tho invitod guests retired for refreshments, taking their chairs with them. At the conclusion of tho performance the minstrels were in vited to take refreshments — in another room— not with the favoured guests. It was very annoying to them to hear the w.ords, ' mixed lot ' repeatod now and then. But to return to tho re freshments. They wore made irp as follows :\ — a bottle of rum, a bottle of gin, a bottle of wine and a plate of biscuits. The Snowdrops a...
Mrs. Cunynghame's Case. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
Mrs. Cunynghame's Case. Mr. Hugh Taylor asked the Colonial Secretary, — Will he have any objection to lay upon the Table of this House, copies of all papers having roference to the removal of Mrs. Cunynghaine from the position as Superintendent of the Macquarie-street Asylum for Infirm and Destitute, together with a printed copy of the report of the General Asylums Inquiry Board on this Insti tution ? Sir Henry Parkes answered, — So far as the Government are concerned, there can be no objection to lay these papers before Parliament ; but it is hardlj desirable, as it could not be done with out injuring Mrs. Cunynghaine, and it is not deemed desirable unnecessarily to injure persons who have left tho Public Service. The Honorable Mem ber, if he require tho papers, had better seek them in tho ordinary way by moving a resolution.
The Castle Hils-Dura Railway. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
The Castle Hils-Dura Railway. A deputation representing tho Castle Hills and Dural district was introduced to the Promier and Minister for Works yesterday by Mr. Prank Farnell, M.L. A. Tho deputation included Messrs. John Nobbs, E. A. Ritchie, J. II. Linsloy, A. Hutchinson, and Hugh iaylor, Ms.L.A. Tho object of tho deputation, it was explained, was to ask tho Government to take tho preliminary stops for the construction of a, railway from Westiuoad, near Parramatta, to Castlo Hills and Dural. Tho lino had already been surveyed, and tho Govern ment had announced their intention of submitting it to Parliament. Tho Eailway Commissioners, it appeared, hud reported against tho line, and it was therefore desired to impress up on the Government tho great necessity lor this railway, which would prove a ? great convenience to u populous, pro Unslaked duoing district, and would also provo profitable to tho State. Tho deputation wished the Government to have a fur ther investigation made, wit...
£1 per ton Prospect and Sherwood. COUNCIL MEETING. THINGS VERY MIXED. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
£1 per ton Prospect and 3herwood. COUNCIL MEETING. THINGS VERY MIXED. Thk usual fortnightly mooting of the above Council was commoneod on Thurs day evening, thoro being a full Council — a rather singular affair, bo it undor stood. The air was calm and subuueu, still with a heaviness that botokonecl a violent upheaval at any moment. Tho barometer was very low and the re porters had everything snug in antici pation of a squall. Still when it did como with a crash and a smash, thoy found themselves totally unprepared for it'.— but stuck to their posts manfully for about a very rough half hour and then gave it up in despair, fniling to ' cut out' any individual spualcer. When Aldermen Airoy, Stiemo, Paton, Hollier and Anstiss got fairly going, all together, tho reporters looked at each other, and, simply bewildered, asked' of each other, ' who's on top now ?' Tho answer bo ing, ' all on side.' The first trouble came after the minutes had been read. Alderman Jones stated that tho resolut...
The New Municipality of Dundas. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
The New Municipality of Dundas. The following gentlemen we havo boon informed on reliable authority, are tho probable candidates for election as aldormen : — Messrs. T. M. William son, Joseph Franks, W. Midson, Jas. Spurway, Win. Spurwny, Hodge, S. Goold, 6. W. Mills, Noil Harper, and E. Atkins, Juu. Mr. E. Ryan may also be amongst tho candidates. Tho district may bo congratulated on pos sessing in Mr. Fuli'ord a gentleman of considerable experience and ability, and it is to be hoped he may bo induced to take office just to 'teach the young idea iiow to shoot.'
Rookwood. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
Kookwood. The meetings, both of tho Progress Association and Freetraders, were both postponed this week, owing to the death of Mrs. Corbett, but they will be held early next week. Tho long talked of incorporation matter has been settled at last. So far as wo can loam, these are tho facts re lative to this matter. The petition for incorporation was sent in, the counter petition was sent in, and the first public intimation appeared on loth February. On tho 2nd of March a letter to the ColonialSeerotary^was sent through one of our members, Mr. John Nobbs, asking for an enquiry in terms of the Municipal itios Act, on various grounds, and well within their rights forasking for such in quiry. On8th March the question appears to have been decided against thepetition ors, and thoy, upon inquiry as totheirnot receiving an answer, were told no such letter had ever been sent. Mr. Nobbs was positivo he had sent it on ; they were equally positive that such a letter had never been re ceived. It i...
Agricultural and Horticultural. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
Agricultural and Horticultural. (By ?WEsraiEAD.) The Phuit Coxfebence. — As you have promised to criticise the proceed ings of the Conference, editorially, I . will simply air my private opinion that %ae fflitherinpr was a gueat success. There is nothing like contribution and co-operation. So long as the F.G-.TJ. is merely a central Cumberland organ isation it will back its full measure of influence, Once, however, it means the Hunter and the Hume and so on linked harmoniously with' Central Cumberland it will be a thoroughly representative body equal to the task of forcefully pushing the fruit industry ahead. So mote it be ! Gaiidex Memoranda Fok April. — Iclip subjoined from Shepherd and Co's. ealandar for 1889 : — Flower Garden. —Continue to plant out all kinds of evergreen shrubs. Cape and other bulbs should be freely planted this month. Laj'er carnations, picotees, etc., also propogate by cuttings these and herbaceous plants generally. Sow for late blooming calcoelarias, primula...
Righted at Last. CHAPTER XXXVIII (continued). [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 6 April 1889
Sighted at Last. CHAPTER XXXVIII (continued). Madgo was now calm nud thoughtful. She, too, saw what a powerless instru ment tho villain's memorandum was un less it could be proved that ho had writ ton it. Who would not say Mr. Had loigh himsolf had written it, to escape blamo ? 'Havo you got tho memorandum still?' she askod suddenly. 'Will you givo it tome?' 'But it is useless, oxcopt to satisfy thoso who trust mo that I had no part in tho disgraceful affair.' 'It is not quite useless, Mrlladloigh. Thoro nro lottors bearing that man's name amongst my grandfather's papers, and Sir Shiold can coiuparo tho hand writing.. That will bo enough to as suvo him that you are blameless, oven if ho bo so uugonerous as you imagine. Give mo tho papor.' A clover thought ; and Mr Hadloigh was struck by her quickness in seeing it and tho energy with which sho took up his cause. Ilo did not know that kIio was working for Philip. 'You will mako a good advocato,' ho said with that far-off look in his e...