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THE DRAMA AT THE THEATER. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
THE DRAMA AT THE THEATRE. The Rough Diamond Amateurs, who, by the way, have a big reputation, give a dramatic entertainment in the Victoria Theatre on Easter Monday night, in aid of St. Mary's Convent School, Parramatta. The pieces selected are Robert Emmet and Turn Him ? Out. : In the ono we have the thrilling patri otic drama and in. the other we have tho screaming farce — one piece to do the diamond drill business and etriko tears so many gallons to tho minute, tha other piece to do the patent stopper business and dry all the tears up in about two minutes.
Rouse Hill. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
Rouse Hill. Nothingof special moment had transpired since | our hist visit, but wo wero informed by in re | that one young lady that a concert is being or- i ganised and will shortly bo held in the sclin 1 ;| iieur the hotel. AVo earnestly hopo tho phil- | anthropiu zonl of the Rov. U. King nun Mr. ] Levy, together with the other leading :) spirits, inny boproduetivo of good fruit, in tin; ? rstiiblishment of a local Liedertnfel. A more ' ' genial patron than Mr. K. Rouso it would l;c i: i diflicu.lt to find ; mid if tlio yomi« ladies b?.'W ,| themselves .we arc confident the forthcoming .| cimversiziouo will result in a good programme « aud a well filled houto. j
Castle Hill. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
Castle Hill. Public heetixh to protest against the open- 1 1 ing of a public-house. — After being without a 1 j grog-shop for thirty or forty years, wo heard 1 i with somo alarm that notice had been given for 1 1 an application for a conditional license for a I house to bo erected at Castlo Hill. The torn- f' pcranco workers, headed by the Rov. F. li. I Elder, immediately set to work to opposo tlio 1 1 application. On Friday, tho 12th instant, a I i public meeting, to protest against the proposed I i 'pub,' was held in tho C.E. Sunday School. j Tho room was well fillod with a respectable and ( , sympathetic audience. The Jiev, a. 14. .Elder I presided. After singing and prayer, the chair- J man addressed tho meeting, pointed out tho i evil effects which a public-houso would most I surely produce, and showing, as a proof that I tho inhabitants did not want a grog-shop, that j five hundred and eighty one residents over six- j teen years of ago had signed tho petition I against it. The...
The Late Fruitgrowers' Conference. ALBURY GROWERS AT WORK. PHYLLOXERA AND ITS TREATMENT AT TOONGABBIE. A PROPOSED BILL. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
The Late Fruitgrowers' Confer ence. ALBURY GROWERS AT WORK. PHYLLOXERA AND ITS TREATMENT AT TOONGABBIE. A PROPOSED BILL. f Aliiuuy, Monday. — At a meeting of the A Unity Vino and Fruitgrowers' Association to-day, Mr. James Day in tho chair, the reports of Mr. J. D. Laukaster, who was appointed to visit the phylloxera affected vineyards, and of the recent conference of vine and fmitgrowers held in Sydney, were submitted. Mr. Lankaster stated, with reference to tho phylloxera, that in company wi;h Mr. Kidd, uetinjr-ohainnan of tho Vino Disease^ Board, and others, ho had visited Birk's vineyard at Sydney Toongabbio, where the vines had been subjocled to four applications of tho specific called ' ' Scrub | Exterminator.' ' This vineyard was appar- I ontly a neglected one, and many vines may I have been dead before tho ravages of phyl- I loxera commenced or the introduction of tho K specific. But, however., on digging around the I vines, the roots to which the phylloxera, was f attached ...
TUESDAY, APRIL 16. (Before Messrs. R. Harper, E. Mason and N. Harper, Js.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
TOE3DAY, iJPBn 10. (Before Messrs. JR.. Harper, E. Mason and N. Harper, Js.P.) Michael Bronnan and William Parker, alias Williams, on remand, charged with assaulting nnd robbing Frederick Gates on tho AVindsor Road, on tho niffht of tho Sth of Anril, were again brought up. Francis Henry Atkins, landlord of Mack's Hotel, Parramatta North, deposed that at about 20 minutes to 10 o'clock on the night in question ho last saw the pri soners in his hotel ; thoy were together ; first saw them at about 8 o'clock; Gates came in while they were thero and and asked to have a chequo for £6 cashed ; cashed it and gave him six ono pound notes ; Gst;s loft first and tho prisoners left soon after; Williams came in again .it about 20 minutes to 10 o'clock ; and Brenuan nlso caino iu almost directly after wards ; they left again in a few minutes ; Gates then came in, aud after remaining some ten minutes went away in the direction of the AVindsor Road ; in about half an hour Gates came ba.sk to the hot...
VISIT OF THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
VISIT OF THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL. In the accordance with his promise, the Postmaster- General, Mr. D. O'Connor, visited Granville on Tuesday, arriving shortly after 12 o'clock. He wns accompanied by Mr. R. A. Ritchie and Mr. J. R. Linsley, Ms.P., and an officer from tho Department. On arrival at tho station ho was received by tho Mayor (Mr. C. Unwin) and u good sprinkling of aldermou aud ratepayers. Mr. O'Connor was first con ducted over the present offices, and as the genial minister has a pair or eyes, it follows as a matter nf pnnrsp flint, hn mush barn hnnn stnink with tho long-Suffering character of the Gran villo people in putting up with a building so in 'adequate in accommodation and such an eye sore in appearance. An adjourment was after wards made to tho local Town Hall, where Mr. O'Connor was entortained at u banquet by the Mayor, Mr. Charles Unwin, who presided, aud had on his right and left Mr. O'Connor and Messrs. Ritchie aud Linsley, and seated around wore Aldermen For...
Current News. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
Current News. Messhs. II. Taylor and R. A. Ritchie, Ms. I'., visited the Liverpool Benevolent Asy lum on Saturday last, and, so as to give the old boys a treat, they took with them a city band, who enlivened the monotony of ward lifo, and made tho inmates forget their bad luck for the time boiug. Ik the Cottage Homes there is located an in telligent aud well conducted old couple named Kennwell. 'I he old veteran is 9(i years of ago and his bctter-hnlf is 95. They have been married 77 years and have rared a family of 17 children. At tho present time they do not know tho whereabout*) of one single branch . Perhaps somo of those children arc in affluent circumstances and well able to suueour the old pair. A cor.RESi'OXDUNT writes to us suggesting tho idea of opening the football season by a ' costume match,' proceeds to be given to the charitable institutions in town. Wo commend tho idea to the members of the Parramatta Football Club. Such a match could be made r great draw, wo foel co...
MONDAY, APRIL 15. (Before Messrs. G. T. Hunt, J. Whitworth and J. Fester, Js.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
Monday, April lo. (Before Messrs. G. T. Hunt, J. AVhitworth and J. Fester, Js.P.) Mary Smith, locked up for protection, was discharged. James AVolsh, charged with being drunk in Goorsro-street, pleaded sruilty and was iined 20s or 7 days. Evan Harris was charged by Susan O'Bourko that ho did on the 11th of March maliciously declare and threaten her. He was brought before the Bench on warrant, having failed to appear in answer to a summons. Constablo Davis deposed to arresting defendant on Sun day night, by virtue of warrant produced. Defendant denied tho ohargo, but admitted that lie had threatened to put complainant out over tho fence. Plaintiff deposed that on the 11 th March she saw tho defendant at her place. At this stage Mr. llichardson, for defendant, held that defendant was illegally before tlio Court. Under the statute under which the in formation was laid, such had to bo mado on oath. Tho Bench overruled tho objection. Continuing, complainant stated that defen dant's wife ...
Postal Requirements at Granville. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
Postal Requirements at Granville. A deputation including Messrs. F. Farnell, J. Nobbs, J. Ritchie and J.R. Linsley, M's.P., waited upon tho Postmaster-General and asked for increased postal and telegraphic facilities for Granville. It was oxplaiued that during tho past six yoars additional accommodation had been requisite, and as time went on these facilities became the more urgent. A new post and telegraph office was absolutely neces sary to cope with the growing business of the district. Mr. U Connor, m reply, said wlien holding office on a previous occasion he recom mended tho resumption of a certain piece of land as a site for a post and telegraph office. . A departmental report should be laid before him on the present position of affairs, and in addition to this, in keeping with a resolution to which he meant to adhere so long as he re mained in office, lie would visit the place and personally learn what was actually required for tho district. From past experience ho know the d...
Typhoid in Parramatta. INTERVIEWING THE DOCTORS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
Typhoid in Parramatta. INTERVIEWING THE DOCTORS. Ik consequence of the reports which have been circulated in reference to the spread of typhoid in Parramatta, we considered it right to make some enquiries to place tbo matter pro perly before the public. Accordingly, in order to arrive at a proper approximation of the number of cases, we interviewed tho medical gentlemen of Parramatta during the week ana ODtamea irom tnem a statement; or tne cases they were treating and tho causes of the sickness. Dr. Smith's report was the most alarming, but the five euses that he hadnn hand are not serious and have been under Jhis attention for some time. Altogether there is nothing sensational in any of the reports, al though possibly somo of our sensation-loving aldermen will stir up some excitement, Dr. Waugh states that he has only two old cases on hand in Dixon -street, the patients being brothers. The Parramatta water lias nothing to do with the sickness, the doctor states, but it might be at...
Parramatta Petty Sessions. SATURDAY, APRIL 13. (Before Mr. H. Byrnes, J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
Parramatta Petty Sessions, Satukeay, Ar-EiL 13. (Before Mr. H. Byrnes, J.P.) John Lehano, charged with being drunk in Church-street was fined os or 24 hours. Margaret Jane Johnston was fined 20s or 7 days for being drunk at Granville. George Vickery, about 10, was charged with stealing, iu company with Andrew Watson, a bay mare, saddle, and two bridles, the pro perty of Joseph Kudd, of Campbolltown, and ono bay horse, tho property of James Tripp, of Parrumatta. Constable Munro deposed to arresting accused at Mucdonaldtown. Accused admitted to him that he had gone with Watson to Campbelltown. Thoy drovo tho horses to a small paddock ; accused watched tho horses while Watson went and got two saddles ; they rode the horses as far as Summer Hill ; thoio was a big chestnut horse in tho paddock aud Watson said ' I will loavo it for another month until ir gets into better condition ; ' accused, when charged with tho offence by witness said he did not think AVatson was stealing tho hors cs ...
Fruit Pests and Diseases Committee. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
Fruit Pests and Diseases Com mittee. A meeting of tho committee appointed by the lato Fruitgrowers' Conference, to framo a Bill dealing with insect posts (to be submitted to Parliament) was hold in tho Friendly Soc cties' Hall on Wednesday morning. Pro sent: Mr. J. Nobbs, M.P. (in the chair), and Messrs. Stiomo, Lilley (Gosford), Dale, Scobie (Maithmd), Fuller, Lovoll and AVhitaker. It was proposed and carried that Mr. E. AVhitaker act as secretary to the committee. It was next resolved that n letter bo sent to tho Fruitgrowers' Union of Now South AVales, askiu'- thorn to bear all tho expenses in prepar ing tho draft Bill. A number of amendments wore submitted by Mr. Stieme, and that gentleman proposed that these amendments to the A'ino Diseases Act now in force be adopted by tho committee, and that the chairman take steps to have the amendments as submitted passed by the Legis lature. On the motion of Mr. Scobie, seconded by Mr. Stieme, the proposed amendments were re ceived ns sug...
Parramatta Petty Sessions. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17. (Before Messrs. H. Byrnes, E. Ellison, und R.Harper, Js.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
Parramatta Petty Sessions. Wednesday, Aphil 17. (Before Messrs. H. Byrnes, E. Ellison, and R. Harper, Js.P.) Alico Bollard complained that her husband Joseph Bullard hod unlawfully assaulted her by throwing a stone at her on Saturday, tho 13th. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Complainant stated that her husband threw the stono at her through the window, breaking both window and sash. Defendant stated that he was struck on the back of tho head by a brickbat; he did not know who threw the stone ; when ho went away his wife was always asking him to come' back. Sir. Byrnes asked him why he did not keep away, as his wife had u judge's order againnt him. He said he thought he had as much right thero as plenty of others.' The 'ease was dismissed and complainant stated that she would remove from the house and go where she was not likely be annoyed.
The Era of Revolution. TO THE EDITOR OF THE CUMBERLAND ARGUS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
The Era of Revolution. TO THE EDfTOB OF THE CUMBEBLAXD AKOUS.. Sir, — On every hand are the enemies of free dom, Custom meets us at tho cradlo and leaves us only at the grave. Wo aro pushed and dragged by all the conuHoss hands of fate along the beaten, track, and our only freedom is that of suppression. Tho Cosars of our day are as unapproachable as tho Cscsars of old. It is not my intention to enter into a wail of lamentations, Sir, but to ask your kind permis sion for the publication of the newer gospel of redemption — Land Nationalisation by nieans of tho Single Tax. To most minds the name is Company anything but new, as Land Nationalists in this sunny south now number some thousands. There is a confusion which seems to havo arisen in the reasoning powers of some, and profit may be derived from its discussion. The con fusion referred to is the inconsistency of a Land Nationalist styling himself a Protection ist and the Land Nationalist who says he is a disbeliever in the Single ...
THURSDAY, APRIL 18. (Before Messrs. H. Byrnes, R. Harper and N. Harper, J's.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
Thumday, Apkil 18. (Before Messrs. H. Byrnes, R. Harper and N. Harper, J's.P.) Michael Brennun and William Parker, alias Williams, were again brought up, on remand, on a charge of assaulting and robbing Freder ick Gates, on the night of tbo 8th April. ' David AVhiting deposed that he resided on the AVindsor Road ; saw both the prisoners on the night of the 8th, at Atkins' liotel; saw them at 9 o'clock passing his house going along the AVindsor Road ; he lived about 200 yards from f,nP RPPT1P (~lf t.llFi nllon*fir1 TvViiVimriF ? 'Pnnirmi n*. Williams was very drunk at 9 o'clock ; would not swear that Brennan was the other party in company with Williams. To Mr. Kempthorne : I did not hear any struggle or row on the night in quastion. Mr. Kempthome argued that tho case for the prosecution had failed to identify the prisoners with tho alleged offence. Mr. Byrnes considered the case was very weak, and that there was no evidence against AVilliams. Sub-Inspector Latimer submitted that ther...
The Kurrajong Orangeries. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
The Kurrajong Orangeries. Fruitgrowers of Central Cumberland have realised during tho past ono or two seasons that in tho Kurrajong orehardists they have to compete against men who aro learning how to grow good fruit. It seems a strange thing to say, but there are a oouple of retail fruit dealers in Pavramatta who will astonish you by handinjr you a first-class orango with tho remark 'That is from tho Kurrajong, sir.' Fancy fruit dealers in Parramatta sroinsr all tho way to the Kurrajong for their fruit, when it is lying around their own district, sometimes in hundreds of eases under the fruit trees, or upon the trees ripe enough to bo picked, if a market were available. ?::? ?::? -:t Two things account for this. First, the Kurrajong fruit, grown in the valleys, comes in very early, while tho mountain fruit winds up tho season ; nnd, second, the Kurrajong grower has a more business-liko way of dis BnIIen posing of his produce, and seems content to jog along with a fair profit. ?:;. ...
Temperance Notes. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
Temperance Notes. A pleasant and enjoyable meeting was held under the auspices of the Sherwood Rangers Lodge, Goughtown, on Mondav evening. Business for the night — ' Question box.' Somo capital questions - on different phases of the Temperance question were asked, and full instructive answers were given. Tho visitors present expressed themselves as being delighted with the management. tertainment held under the auspices of the 'Star of the East?' Lodge, Carlingford, on Friday evening last. An interesting pro gramme was rendered!, and those present thoroughly enjoyed themselves. On Monday, evening last the usual quarterly meeting in connection with tho 'Orange Blossom ' Lodge, Pennant Hills, was held, Bro. Sauudors, D.D., presiding. An enjoyable evening was' spent, and as on previous occasions ?ihe lodge benefited ill many ways by this meeting.
Unslaked Agricultural and Horticultural. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
^Unslaked Agricultural and Horticultural. (By Westmeatj.) A good Water Filtek. — Perhaps the easiest mndo and most serviceable water-filter is that described in Lord AVolseloy's ' Soldiers' Pocket Hook for Field Sorvice.' I subjoin below a copy of the illustration as woll of the letter press which that useful manual givos on the subject: — Two barrels one inside tlio other having a spnoo of 1 inches or oven 6 inches clear nil round between them fillod with layers of sand, gravel and charcoal form an oxcellent filtor. Tho inside one without a bottom rests on three stones placed in layers of sand, charcoal (animal is the best) and coarse gravol. Tho water flowing or being poured into tho spaco between the two and having thus tojforco its wny through these substances becomes purified. In the accompanying skotch e.g. stands for course gravel, c.h. for charcoal and s. for sand. Hism von tier Gakdeneji's Gwidanoe. — The following judicious observations uro from Glenny's ' Kitchen Gardenin...
Druid's social. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 20 April 1889
Druid's Social. Acoen Lodge, No. 81, gave their annual social in the Victoria Theatre on Monday evening last, and a very nice affair it was. The auditorium was not too crowded, and all present had a comfortable seat. The pro gramme put before their friends was select, yet varied enough to suit all tastes. In addition to tho ordinary programme submitted by the usual caterer ot amusement, the Druids put on a special draw in the shape of a public installa tion, which was performed byBro. Lane, a Grand Lodge officer, the same being preluded by rod and green fire, so as to cast a weird look over the bards and their imps and impress the uninitiated. AVell, to proceed. Part I of tho concert was gone through in a most praise worthy manner. Following wore the items : ? Piano solo, Miss E. Barker; song (comic) r 'Killaloe,' Mr. C. R. Smith ; song, 'Bother the Men,' Miss Ellis ; song, Mr. J. Marvin - recitation, 'Billy's rose,' Mr. AV. Kay; song, * Miss Hayman ; song, ' wrecked and saved,' Mr....