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ALLEGED "DUFFING." [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 21 April 1906
ALLEGED "DUFFING." who is travelling with Walter Rose across Australia with Lissadell cattle, writing to the Queens lander, says: "The two principal industries on the East Khuberley side are cattle rearing and cattle 'duffing.' That is one man breeds the cattle and several men brand them, bat, of coarse, with different brands, and cattle ' duffing' is about the principal of the two industries. It is wonderful how the small man with a few head of breeders (aud sometimes these breeders are working bullocks) will settle down on the boundary of the ' big' men and thrive and fatten lite a dingo on the carcase of dead bullock. Every cattle ran in the East and West Kimberley has its* bangers on' in the ' small' men, with anything from 100 to 1,000 miles of coon try. These men first take up the country, and then they get hold of a few head of breeders, anything, 100 to 300 head, and they settle down to breed cattle, and the way their herds increase is the most wonderful part of the business...
W.A.T.C. MEETING. PERTH, April 16. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 21 April 1906
W.JLT.C. MEETING. Pebth, April 16. The W.A.T.C. Easter meeting was opened on Saturday, and the following are the re sults of the first day's racing: Padbuiy Hardies, two miles.-Radical 1, The Shamrock 2, Pupil 3. Betting-6 to 1 against Radical and Pupil, 7 to 3 The Shamrock. No time taken. Easter Parse, 7 furlongs.-Wheelarra 1, Agnostic 2, Bronze 3. Betting-3 to 1 against Wheelarra, 7 to 1 Agnostic, 10 to 1 Bronze. No time taken. Aidful Handicap, 6 furlongs.-Mutineer 1, Spinder 2, Crossbar 3. Time, 1 min. 20 sees. Betting-6 to 4 against Spinder, 7 to 1 Crossbar, 5 to 2 Mutineer. Osborne Stakes, 1J miles.-Golden Lily (King) 1. Scotland 2. Circulus 3. Betting -4 to I against Ciroulus, 6 to 1 Golden Lily, 10 to I Scotland. Time, 2 min. 11 l-5th sec. River Handicap, 1 mile.-Brown and Black 1, Fop 2, Bivalve 3. Betting-5 to 2 against Brown and Black, 3 to 1 Bivalve, 4 to 1 Fop. Time, 1 min. 45 3-5th sec. Easter Plate, 7 furlongs.-T.M.S. 1, Mark 2, Perplex 3. Betting-4 to 1 against Perple...
TABLELAND ROADS BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 21 April 1906
TABLELAND BOADS BOAfiD. The animal election of members to fill the places of those who retired by effluxion of time took place at the Roads Board Office on March 15, when Messrs. Meares, Bates and Church were returned unop posed. Mr. Meares was unanimously elected ehairuian for the' ensuing year. This is the third year this gentleman has been elected for this office. On the returning officer giving the re sults of the election the first quarterly meeting was held. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. The correspondence was then read, and sundry accounts passed for payment. A. sum of £10 was voted for the Hamers ley minor road. An animated discussion took place on the ravages of wild dogs, and it was the unanimous opinion of all present that further steps would have to be taken to check the pest. There being no further business to be brought before the board, the meeting terminated with the asaal vote of thanks to the chairman.
EACING IN NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, April 16. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 21 April 1906
EACING IN NEW SOUTH: WALES. SYDNEY, April 16. The A.J.C. Easter meeting was opened on Saturday. The following are the re sults : First Hurdle Baee, 2$ mileE.-Olynthus ? 1, South Head 2, Gundare 3. Time, 4 min. 46 see. Autuam Stakes, miles.-Marvel Loch I, Gladsome 2, Tartan 3. Time, 2 min. 35 see. A.J.C. Sires' Prodnce Stakes.-Collarit 1, Disaster 2, Antonins 3. Time, 1 min. 16 £ sees. THE DONCASTEE HANDICAP.-A handicap sweepstakes of 20 BOTE, each, with 1,000 GOVS, added. One mile. Little Toy (Thomas) 1 Duke of Melton 2 Noreen 3 Betting-8 to 1 against Little Toy, 13 to 1 Duke of Melton, 12 to 1 Noreen. Time, I min. 39h sec. At the six furlong post Mutation was in front, with Absentee next. At the half mile post below the distance Little Toy shot to the front, and leading to the winning post won by fire lengths, a length separating the second and third horses. AJ.C. St. Leger, If miles.-Lady Wal lace 1, Kafnrpan 2, Charles Stuart 3. Bet ting-5 to 2 on Lady Wallace, 9 to 4 against Cha...
VICTORIAN RACING. MELBOURNE. April 16. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 21 April 1906
VICTORIAN RACING. MELBOURNE. Aoril 16. The following is the result of the Mor dialloc Handicap, 1 mile, run at the Epsom Club's meeting on Saturday:-Elgin 1, Fairy Dream 2, Thetis 3. Time, 1 min. 4fij Bee. April 17. The result of the Williamstown Beach Handicap, 1J miles, which was run jester day, was as follows:-Elgin 1, Maringa 2, Dandalla 3. Time, 2 min. 12 sec.
CORRESPONDENCE. "WE WANT NOTHING" TO THE EDITOR [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 21 April 1906
CORRESPONDENCE. " WE WANT NOTHING." ,TO THE EDITOR SIR.-Iu reading your issue of March 3, I must confess that it strikes me as a, little absurd to notice that the acting-Mayor (Mr. E. H. Angelo) at the Parliamentary ekivoo held at the Carnarvon Hotel, should tell the representatives of the Government that *.' toe want nothing/' Doe3 it not strike Mr. Angelo that we want all we can get. and yet a little more. Mr. Carson, ALL.A., immediately upon rising to re spond differs in sentiment from him, and says the pastoralist deserves some con sideration, an innocent but honest rebuke to Mr. Angelo's words. I make bold to say that had our worthy old battler and Mayor (Mr. Geo. Baston) been in the chair with his red cap on he would have wanted a; big slice of revenue. It is all very well for a gentleman to stand at the head of the festive board, with full and plenty in view, and to proclaim bis war cry, "we want nothing" It is placing the district in a false light. In my humble opinion a lot...
RACING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, April 16. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 21 April 1906
RACING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, April 16. | The following are the results of the Onkaparinga races, which "were held to day:- j Handicap Hurdle Race, 2 miles.-Valor j 1, Torry 2, Actress 3. Time, 3 min 58| see. Trial Stakes, 7 furlongs.-Seafoam 1, Workuiaster 2, Acrobat 3. Onkaparinga Cnp, 1 mile 3 furlongs. Stray Lad 1, Rocky Glen 2, Memento 3. Time, 2 min. 22 sec. GREAT EASTERN STEEPLECHASE, miles. Bombastes ... 1 Isis 2 Swivel ... 3 Time, 6 min. 44 sees. Hills Railway Stakes, 5 furlongs.-Nip per 1, Cold Steel 2, Doree 3. Time, 1 min. 13} sees. Disposal Stakes, 1 mile.-Comedienne 1, Aerobat 2, Prospero 3. Time, 1 min. 35J sees.
WEDDING. LEFROY-COAKER. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 April 1906
WEDDING. LEFROY-COAKER. The new Masonic Hall was comfortably filled on Tuesday afternoon with the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Lefroy, in vited to witness the marriage ceremony of their e'dest son, Francis Edwin, with Mi» Bessie Coaker, second daughter of the late Francis Coaker and Mrs. Mary Coaker, of Whitcombe, Sherborne, Dorset, England. Punctually at 2 p.m. the bride, who was given away by Mr. H. G. Lefroy, arrived at the hall attended by Miss Lefroy and Misses Bessie and Grace Lefroy acting as bridesmaids. Mr. Archie Burt, of Brick House station, supported the bridegroom. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. William Sharp, Bector of Carnarvon, and Mrs. William Newman kindly officiated at the organ. The bride wore an ivory satin skirt kilted in front and deep flounce around, trimmed with flounces of Paris lace, and embroidered with true lovers* knote in ruched chiffon. Bodice with draped cross overfront over vest of tucked chiffon, out lined with accordion pleated chiffon f...
NOR'-WEST PROGRESS LEAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 April 1906
NOR'-WEST PROGRESS LEAGUE. A public meeting' in connection with the Nor'-West Progress League was held at Cossack on Wednesday evening, April 11. The president (Mr. Thos. Porter) gave a resume of the work already accomplished or placed in train by the league, and men tioned in the first place the re-opening of the Roebourne State School as one of the measures which had been granted. Ad vices from the Department of Agriculture stated that eradication of the prickly pear, a noxious weed, would have to be dealt with. Disarming of the natives and better administration of native matters generally had received attention. Cossack and Roe bourne water supply had been strongly ad vocated. The Point Sampson land con nection had beei promised to us by our member the Hon. the Minister of Com merce and Labour. A town site had been surveyed on the initiative of the Roe bourne Municipality at Point Sampson, and he congratulated the Cossack people on working in unity with Roebourne for the purpose ...
SOUTHERN NEWS. PERTH, April 23. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 April 1906
SOUTHERN NEWS. PERTH, April 23. A frightful fatality occurred on the Goldfield Firewood Co.'s railway line on Friday night. Thomas Neely, a fireman, became jambed against the heated boiler of a locomotive, and was slowly bnrned to death. Two othere, Henry Sexton and an Italian named Tine were serionsly injured. The accident happened seven miles from Kurrawang. A long train made op of an engine and four waggons, then a second engine and water tracks, was proceeding along the line when one waggon behind the first engine left the rails, with the result that four tracks telescoped the tender and tilted the engine. The deceased was jambed against the engine with such force as to render his extrication for the time being impossible. The man suffered terrible agony as he slowly burned to death. He made piteous I appeals to his mate to hit him on the head -and «nd his sufferings, which lasted for two bonrs. A man named Albert McDaniell, who was suffering from melancholia, has committed suic...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, April 21. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 April 1906
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, April 21. The clothing factory of Kurtz and Harper has been completely gutted by fire, the loss being estimated at £50,000. Two hundred and forty hands have been thrown out of work by the fire. April 24. On Friday last the Mayor of Ade laide sent a telegram to the Mayor of San Francisco expressing sympathy with the residents of that town. The following day he received a reply stating the food supply was short, and practically asking for assistance. A public meeting to raise funds was called for last night, but a message was received from President Roose velt that outside help was unnecessary. The President stated: " Your offer is not the less appreciated. The Presi dent thanks you."
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 April 1906
LOCAL AND GENERAL. New GOODS.-Attention is directed to Messrs. Baston & Co's advertisement in our front page referring to new goods they have in stock. MUNICIPAL AUDITORS.-Messrs. W. E. Irvine and C. B. Black's nominations being the only ones received, they were declared duly elected by the returning officer (Mr. Geo. Baston). AN OVERLAND TRIP.-Mr. A. .Pitches, representative of Messrs. W. Sandover and Co., is leaving town to day for Marble Bar. He intends calling at.all stations and townships en route. [AUVT. Gohf CLUB.-A meeting of those in terested in forming a golf club will be held at the Masonic Hall on Tuesday evening at eight o'clock. SHAKES.-Bathers along the foreshore require to exercise caution at present, several sharks having made the river a hunting ground. One about five feet long . was caught opposite " Charlie the Jap's " on Wednesday night, whilst on Thursday a shark apparently ten feet long was seen swimming about close to the river jetty. Yibitobs.-Mr. W....
VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, April 21. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 April 1906
I VICTORIA. | MELBOURNE, April 21. Mies Tittell Brane s losses at San Francisco were very heavy. Her honse and furniture -were burnt, the loss being estimated at £2,000. April 23. A girl named Florence Peacock was found near the Auburn station with one foot crushed. She said she re membered going to bed and dreaming of running after a train. She awoke to find herself fully dressed and with her foot crashed. Her foot has since been amputated. Mrs. Peacock says that her daughter was a somnambulist. April 24*. An audacious robbery was com mitted at the Victoria Consols mine, Bendigo. Thieves wrenched off the padlock by which- the door of the shaft was secured and descended 3,000 feet by laddering. They fired a couple of shots in a gold . seam, picked out valuable specimens, and made good their escape. April 25. Efforts on the -part of the Bendigo police to unravel the mystery sur rounding the disappearance of a horse and baggy on Sunday have brought to light a remarkable series of offe...
PORT HEDLAND NEWS. PORT HEDLAND, April 26. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 April 1906
PORT HEDLAND NEWS. PORT EEDLIHD, April 26. After two years various applications for a license for the Esplanade Hotel, the property of Mr. £. H. Mackenzie, a pro visional certificate was granted to James Moher on Wednesday last. The applicant expects to open the hotel in July. The Paroo arrived yesterday and landed a large number of passengers and 164 tons of cargo. She shipped 50 tons of ore, etc. Last night a fire occurred on the premises of Daniel White & Co., Hay street. It originated in a quantity of shavings and sawdust beneath the floor of the blacksmith's shop. It was Boon extinguished. The Mayor of Perth telegraphed to the Mayor of SanJTraneisco expressing sympathy with the sufferers by the recent earthquake and fire. Ploughing and seeding operations are general throughout the Wagin district, many farmers preferring to sow land in a dry state than to wait till rain comes. It is expected the area placed nnder seed this year will greatly exceed former years. Cable adv...
INTER-STATE NEWS. NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, April 21. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 April 1906
INTER-STATE NEWS. NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, April 21. An unusually shocking case of suicide is reported from Breadalbane. An Afghan called at Raeburn station and asked for fond. Cooking Tras not in progress, and he was offered uncooked food. This the Afghan refused, saying " Me can't cook; me want to die. Policeman get me." He then went away and made a pile of wood and set fire to it. When the fire had caught he danced roand it. He then got a pole and vaulted to the edge of the fire and back again. When the flames were abont twelve feet high he vaulted into the middle of them and perished. Mr. Brough, the actor, is dead. News has been received from San Francisco that the following Aus tralians are safe : Messrs. W. S. Mellie, H. W. Brown, T. M. Slattery, Daniel O'Connor, Sam. Bntler, Dr. McDonald, and Mr. and Mrs. Vickery. April 23. A swagman named Elderidge lost his way and wandered about for three weeks in Pilliga scrub, subsisting on pigweed and wild fruits. He was half demented w...
GENERAL NEWS. LONDON, April 20. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 April 1906
GENERAL NEWS. .LONDON, April 20. An explosion occurred yesterday on the French gamiery instruction ship La Goronne, while target practice was in progress. Three men were killed and 22 injared. April 25. The shipment of West Australian apples, forwarded by the R.M.S. Mongolia, are excellent both in point of quality and condition. They were exhibited to representatives of the press and trade. The packing and appearance of the fruit were highly commended. Experts state that 4he shipment compares favourably with any ever sent from Australia. Seven men belonging to a fighting revolutionary organisation have car ried to a successful issue a daring plot at Warsaw. Disguised as policemen, and wearing the uniform of officers of the gendarmerie, they obtained ad mittance to the central prison at Warsaw and secured the custody of important political prisoners, explain ing that they had been ordered to transfer them to the citadel. When the prison van reached the outskirts of the city the drive...
LONDON WOOL SALES. DETAILED RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 April 1906
LONDON "WOOL SALES. DETAILED RETURNS. The following details concerning pricQ* realised at the March wool salea in London came to hand by the last mail: Sold by Jacomb, Son & Co.: J.F., Dairy Creek.-2 bales grse life ewes 9Jd. MX., Minilya.-24 bales grse A 10d., 6 B 9ad., £ A pes 8jd., 3 B pes 8d., 5 lamba 7*d. F. & B., Mardathnna.-2 bales fleece 10d., 1 mixed 7id., 1 locks 3£d., 1 lambs Sjd. Sold by Chas. Balme & Co.: Minderoo.--8 bales grse cmbg 8JcL, 9 2nd clthg 7|d.. 3 fleece 8d., 1 hgts 8|d., 1 1st lamba 8|d-» 4 do. 8d., 2 pes 7id., 2 bellies 7d., 1 do. 8d., 6 scrd pes la. 4d., 12 scrd locks ll£d. Nanntarra.-28 bales grae 2nd cmbg S4d., 3 1st clthg 9d., 2 fleece 8Jd., 1 A A fleece 7^d., 3 grse bliick Bid., 10 summer lambs 9Jd., 4 1st lambs 9d" 15 2nd lambs 8d., 14 3rd lambs 7d., 4 2nd pes 9d-,7 3rd pes 8jd., 1 bellieB 6&d., 27 locks 6*d., 9 scrd locks lOd. Sold by H. Irwell & Co. C.C. (in diamond).-20 bales grse fleece 8|d., 2 necks 10d., ...
A WAR SCARE. LONDON, April 26. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 28 April 1906
A WAR SCARE. LONDON, April 26. j ibe Tribune publishes a startling , bat unconfirmed report that the first1 division, of General Sir John French's j army corps has been instructed to pre pare to mobilise. It is hinted that the troops are intended for Sonth Africa, bat if the report is confirmed it is likelier that the order is owing to the Sultan's bellicose attitude. The Cairo correspondent of the Tribune learns that Turkey intends to support her claims by force, thoagh there IB no immediate prospect of a conflict.