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Editorial Notes. THE WEIR. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
Editorial Notes. THE WEIR, Some months ago a monster meeting was held at Peak Hill, presided over by His'Worehipj the Mayor, to take such stops as should- be deemed neces sary to impress upon the proper author ities 'the dire need which existed for, providing work for the unemployed, and thereby alleviating much bitter distress. Among other works decided upon was -the weir, the .construction of 'which had been sanctioned sometime previously. It was considered that this work would afford employment for a large body of nieii. Thanks to the efforts of the locnl Council and the representations „ got the member for; the 'district, lMi\'Clara, the work was after very many delays, authorised to be carried out without delay. An officer was sent from Sydney find as many as possible were to partici pate, preference in all cases to be given to married inon. Eight from the. start, however, much dissatisfaction has been expressed, both by the men employed and the general public First, there; was...
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. (To the Editor Peak Hill Express.) [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL. (To tiie.Edttor Peak mil Esprm.) Sir, — With your permission, I would like fi» -say. a few words in reply to Mayor Gibson's defonce, which' ap pwn-ed in your issuo of ihe 3rd. Ab ?tho Mayor has signifiod his intention ot leaving tho matter in the liands of your realtors, it would be unwise, on my part; to try and prolong the discus sion, so I will only briefly touch on one or two points, with a view, to placing them properly before your readers, arid I have -no fear of the result. That the Mayor's defence was ingenious, no one will deny, ia fact it is a- mnsterpieoe, considering the material at his disposal; otherwise it in as thin as. a .coot of vamish, and will not stand tho dissecting knife. I wtiiBld like ito point out, Sir, that I foil to find any part of my letter, which could be construed into dictation. I had no wish or intention to dictate to tho ratepayers' nominees, as to how they conducted their business, and if Mayor Gibson is still of that opinion, I...
Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
Local and General. ? The weather has been extromely cold at Peak' Hill ^for some days past. The change, though, -pleasant, is a bad sign for rain.. Mr. C. S. McPhillamy has been fined £10 iOs with.'jEAiS'B costs for erecting a woirin the Lachlan above the regulation height, and. ticfts obstructing the flow of water. -.-..' Mr. Geo. Bruce', of- Loombah, has pnrchased the Sainsbury -Park Station on the western line between Byrock and Bourke.i Rev. Father Campion, who has been in charge of the parish of Parkes for some considerable time, leaves next month by the S.S. 'Ophir,' on a 12 months' trip to Ireland. A reward of 10s is offered by Mr. W. L. Newbigging, for information as to the whereabouts of a horse, the par ticulars of 'which appear in another column. The Champion reports that there are 8 cases of Typhoid in the Parkes Hos pital. Owing to the want of water several men have been knocked off at Messrs. Anderson and Hunter's Cyanide Works. - Mr.- Claude Smith, of Molong, has: boe...
LATEST TELEGRAMS SYDNEY, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
LATEST TELEGRAMS [By Wire.] Sydney, Thursday. A gold rush has occurred in the Southern Transvaal, S.A. Large num bers of claims have been pegged out. ? At the Australian Natives banquet last night, Sir John Forest and Irvine, both spoke of the necessity for irriga tion. Sir Edmund Barton said that a purely Australian. Nnvy was ineffective and impossible attho present state of things. The Premier's Conference commen ced its .sitting yesterday; The first meeting was devoted to drawing up a programme of subjects for discussion. Nearly nine thousand persons atten ded the show yesterday. The weather was beautiful. Mrs. Elliott won ladieB ?: high jump pn Skylarky'rat ,6ft. Sydney won the Interuniversity cricket match by a hundred and ninety three runs.
McPHAIL. PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
Mcl»HAlL. PICNIC. Quite a scene, of animation existed on Easter Monday, at McPhail, the occasion being the holding of the annual picnic in connection with the Wosleyan Sunday School. On pre vious years this function has always been largely attended, but the num bers which assembled on the Becrea-' tion Ground on Monday last eclipBed all previous efforts. At about 2 p.m. the Sunday School children, numbering dome ISO. lined nu. and headed bv th« Teachers, marchod through tho town, . onto' the grounds. Very «oon they woro scattered about in all directions making the most of the opportunity afforded, of thoroughly enjoying1 them selves. AU- kinds of games were. in- dulged in, Cricket,— Skipping, Racing, tix.f from wliica' old and young .alike appeared to derive immense amuse ment. , Fully four hundred people were present, and the greatest enthus iasm prevailed throughout the day. A cricket mntch between the elder girls and boys of the Sunday School even tuated in a really first class g...
Social. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
Social. A Social in aid of the local Ro man Catholic Church was hold in Murrell's Hall on Monday evening. The Hall had been nicely decorated with flags and evergreens, by a band of willing workers, included in whom were a number of the Hospital Com mittee. It will be remembered that their claim to St. Patrick's night in order that the Hospital might benefit by the numbers who had been attrac ted to Peak Hill, on that date by the Sports. Owing no doubt, to the gen eral depression prevailing, the atten dance was not quite up to expectations. Only some 25 couples participated. Messrs. Souter and Power acted as Doorkeepers. The former gentleman also filled, the position of Secretary, the onerous duties of whioh were acquitted by him in his usual energetic- and capable manner. The champion of M.C.'s, — Mr. James TuckweU, was again at his post and kept things going merrily. The pianiste was Mr. Lang, whose playing gave universal satisfac tion. During the evening refresh ments were served ...
Official Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
Official Corresoondence. 111'. T. Brown, M.H.R., is in receipt ot'the following Departmental corres pondence. Bogan J&ate — Jumblo Plains Mail Service i Respecting petition from Re bidents on this route nsking for the re cstRhlisluuent of the weekly service in lieu -3rf the present biyweekly, enquries olir-it-. Vila- faoi. thfik aa the ouantitv of mail matter conveyedj nor the ''re venue derived thereupon is sufficientto warrant tho additional expenditure involved, the request cannot at present be acceded to. ? . ? ? ? Dandaloo — Woodland Mail Service : \Vith reference to theirequest for the re*estat-lishmcn(r of thefeirVreoHy fisa.il se'rvice between Dandaloo, Woodlands, and thence to lansdale, In view of the fapt thatvthe 'cost ofihe present bt -weekly service exceeds die revenue de rived tliere-from, this request catinot at proisent iw accoded t&-
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
OAMBSIPGB CLUB HOTEL, ^ -CASWELL STBEET, - - PMAIK MILL - * if. SWAIN, - - Proprietor. ONE OF THE OLDEST AND BEST HOTELS IN THE TOWN. txcellent Wines, Spirits, and Accommodation, Etc. AiUETYLENE GAS INSTALLED THROUGHOUT. First-class Billiard Eoom. - - - Good Stabling. The Public acquainted with this Hotel know its good reputation, and strangers patronising it%ill be fully satisfied with'1-he result. Massey-Harris Bicycles. Itoey-Harris Bicycles. ' The best Wheel' Best in cbnstruction. 3est in ease of running. Best in strength of frame. Massey-Harris Bicycles. ? ? . ? ' BeSfc aa nill-ellMMtig. Best in speed. Best in honest value. ? ? - We fmld all Speed Records, both Anmieitr. and Professional, Canada Cycle & Motor Co., Limited, 357 George-st., Sydney. Xoeal Agent, A. W. Tayloi- & Co., Peak Hill. CARRINGTON /. HOTEL, Caswell Street, Peak Hill. *V*TISKES to notify the Public of Peak Hill and Surrounding I)L$rict that hois carryi J T on the above well-known Hostlery, an...
They Say. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
- ^hey Say. 5 That the 'Easter Holiaivs passed oiit entetfy. . *J Hint with the exception of a Social 011 Monday evening, «o eiiieilammenY whnteviii- hnd beon arranged. TJinl the 4-H)ug3it is lolling its tul-x That a inost. enjoyalila pionic pven lunloiJ nt SM'hail on liuntur Motidny* Tlint the Hospital is greatly in need of a 'cou.' Tlint tlie InsUtiition will . p'ay ''''?MM ' swaps ' for a dry out, with any--io ^^H jjosssasing n milker. _ ^St That the halfway houso liotwoeri ii^H this centre and McPhail h«a heeii du- ^^B molished. . , ''i!9 ? s ' ?? ;-^^H That only the gaunt-likp itamo rc-- 'xMm maine. '^B That frienJ Yno has serious intoir- -:^H tious of pb'ullrj fai-iiiing with this fiS ;^H his lioad qiitu-tiii-s. .^9 TJiat the GoVorniufiit oi-o rofusing'' ? r_ 't-.h3B wholesalu tlie applications for fodder-. ?([ -^^B Tlmt for what roason it would bo , Wi^H difficult to sny. ' ':. ': t^H That tlie great majority of tlioas ap- ' ,|^ plying from this district have beoa . \-.-'-^H ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
Ths Leadsn'Bireelosy.^ COXTA TXS jfajw «f r,on(V-n nnrt Rulmriw^ An-aapwl in At.'a.s -foniif for cnureuicut ' . referpii.rf ii-ilhoul JoMinsr. Street. Giiiila to London, loTatiug- tJi? positions of the Sfa-octe. ? llonds, Lr.tioi, fvpiarcs. llarkot Piera, &c Comnicrciiil J)iinvJ«ry of I^ondon. nu a?plia l-ctir-.ir I?o/.stor of Rnuinp-ipv in (ji,. Q\i,Y and suiromuliu-r Jximinu Di-iti-icts. TcaAp feircf ,i-iry iu Lomlon -triOi cxhaii*t.ivc lvfcn^nces - iT.mi^-ihift kindrrtl had?s. Ijfi af Esjiort Mcrcliants, choiring: tlie Gorij- tJipy «)iip, «nd tJje Foioigu JfurkcU they Pimply. Li^-tof .Steamship liiius. .li-ningvdi under tj»c porb- tn T.liidi tJiBy Kiil, mid i:-dicJit]U)r tin approxi mato !5iiiliii^.-. Loial Ti-adii J)iieMoiies of m-cr lot) S'lblirbiiji Diftricts. nmuis-cd «) hh jo li;t-|is(ii!j- (=cr\-ire.i!ilc forciroulHrisiuJ, (Uii j»ns.-dnjr. or onlitfuy refercnw pnqio^s. ArpAndjx of Jie.i&ii£ Pwiiucinl I'min, titc.. C!av;.yif-j uii«5^r their Trade H.eadims-s. ...
SECOND DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
SECOND DAY. Htodix Rich, — 2 miles. Kinkolo, ?. ? ... 1 Iron, v. .'. .-. .. 1 Superior, ., '..'.' .. ..3 Six started. Time, 4min 41scc. F&yikoHakihcap. — 6 furlongs.' ?St.Clajr, .. .. .. ..1 Alto, .. .. .. .. 2 Paddy, .. .-. ... ... 3 Three started. Time, lniin -ITscc. Pauses -Cm.— l'mBes. .'Tarraga!, .. .. .-. ... 'I Peer, .-. ... .. .. 2 !Bon, .. .-. .. -.-. 3 tire started. Time 2min 13eec . Neltojoaioo Hakdicat. — I mile. Bt.Clair, .. ..' .. .-. 'i XJIarie, v. ' .. .. .? .. f: 'Staple ? . . ... v. '3 Tour started. Timo, 'lmin 47^sec. ' MOEDIAILOC ilAKDICAf. — 6 hirlonge. 'Goldbuet, .-. -.-. .-. . .'. 1 AlUione, .-. .. .. .. -Z \ JDiinure, . . ' . . . . ?. . S ''- ;. £ix%tuted. limo, Imin 18}«jc. '
Mining. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
?ffiriiiig-' The conditions of the prospectors' claim still remains unchanged. Their 'drive to thje eastward Is now ia about 60 feet with the bottom rapidly dip j)ing; Ifis estimated tWfe the . tenni nus of the drive is about 10 feet, lower than at the £haft. The ground is tteing thoroughly tested. 'No. 1 surplus ground t— Tuckwell find party have 'their bH aft -down eoine iqu itsub, -tutu, etui gumg turuu^u truo' ThiB must be regarded an a good sign, ? -for the lo-wer they can ge.t without striking bottom^' tho better of course /will their prospucts be of siecuraig'pay able - wnsfi. Ja the various ahafts around them, indications of approach ing the bottom hate been manifest in some Cdfees ns much as 20ft. before it ?vyas really touched, ? : . No. 1 south :— McAuliffe and party. .The work accomplished underground, in tliis claim comprises 105 - feet of driving, and as the Principal— Mr. McAuliffe— reraatkeS ''ho gold yet.' Work is being pushed on iti- a drive ,to' 'theTibrtijcetiBt ...
Sydney Day by Day. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
Sydney Day by Day; j Bt«NediWooli.' j Sydney, at time of writing is crowded j with -souhtiy;pebple, moBt of. \vhom are 1 in town for the Agricultural Show. 1 Although 'smart ' Sydney people ar« I given id making fun of their '.' countiy 1 cousins ' bohind the ktters' backs; j they are none too proud to take all j they cak get from the bush, .1 at- 1 entitled 'The 'Waybacks!1 recently, i .in which the grotesijuo antics of a j series of characters- crolved from the j imagination of. die writer are put-forth J as typical of. -l)ush character. It is J quite evident that .this- emanation ia 1 not the work of an Australiftiiv7-or of 1 one who. has had: any experienes of the j bush or sympathy mth its people. | jThe Australian bnsh is. neither di6-. | mal nor ridiculous, as two classes of I writers have painted, ii; The'Bushie' I has liis peculiarities, bi)t- taking the J !': Wayback,' man for man.-.nnd woman j ijujfWonian with tho itnim/and _woman j o'^the City, and aTttomiigjCor a certai...
Parkes J.C Races. FIRST DAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
Farkes J.C- Races. FEBST DAY. The Easter meeting of the Parkes J.C. 'races was opened on /Monday in fine Treat&er. ' There was a large attendance. Results : Newhabeet H*itoicip. — 6 furlongs. Goldbust, ... ? .. 1 Alto, „ .. .. .. .. .. 2 'Dunure, .. .. ?.. ;.' ?;. .. 3 Six startera. Time, lmin lTisec. . Publicans' VxmsE.—l mile. : ,Iron, .... .. .. .. , .. 1. 'Clarrio, . .. .. .. ;. . ,- ??':.. 2 ?Harpmiaji, .. .. ,. .. .... 3 Seven starters. Time/lmln 4T$Bee.'- - ? ' CoEADQEBY HANDICAP. — 6 furlongs. ? Alto. -... :. .. .. ... .... I ' ?^aady, '?—?:?;??? ..*?' .. .'. '?- '-'i.. ,2 Larkjn, .. ... .. .. -:-?.. 3 Tour starters. Time, 4nun-20see. r, Tows Pulte.— 1 mile. .;; ' ' ' Noble Lttdf, ? :'... 1 ?1)unure, .. .? ? ??.-. ffi St. Clarie, .. ... - .-. ?.-. ' .; 3 Six starters. Easteb Handicap. — G furlongs. Heyday, .-. -.-. .-. ? ? 1 (Goldbust ? .. -.. .. 2 Graceton, .. .-. .. .. ..3 Four Starters. - '??'-.
Mingelo. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
Mingelp. The Mingelo Annual- Races' wore Yield on Wednesday last the 15th inst. There wns a fair attendance, iind -some good racing eventuated. The follow ing are the results : — . Opening Handicap, — £2, 6 furlongs. Sharkey's Bethel 10.4 .. ..1 Newbigging's Eeckle6s 8. - . . 2 Newbigging's Tatura 7.7. . . 3 Sweep Stakes, — £1 added. Newbigging's Venus . . . . 1 Newbigging's Bookless . . . . 2 Mingelo Handicap, — £4 10s, 1 inile. Tatura 7.7 ? . . 1 Bethel 11.9 ? 2 Beaten Stakes, — £1 5s, 6 furloijgs. Bethel 9.7 .. ? 1 Reckless 8. . . . . . . 2 Teotting Handicap. Newbigging 30 sees, behind scratch, 1 Stanford 15 sees, behind scratch, . . 2 Donkey Race. Elliott's horse . . . . ?? . 1 Stanford .. ? 2
Presentation. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
Presentation. (From the Balmain Observer.) On Tuesday evening; in the Mayor s room, Town HaH, Constable P J Wynne was recipient of a silver-mount1 ed centre-piece from the residents of Peak Hill. The Mayor (Alderman ^. G. Crump) presided, and amongst those present were Mesdames Taylor and. Wynne, Messrs. J. M. Hetherington M: Hinds, Odluni, K. A: Wynne, \V. Flowerdew, Jvn., D. Dinailj.' and a large number of police officers. ? The Mayor read a letter from*Mr. H. N. Gibson (Mayor of Peak Hill) asking.' h.im to present to Constable Wynne a handsome piece of plate dn behalf ofi the citizens of Peak Hill: In doing ad Aid. Crump said it must be most plea sing to Constable Wynne to find tiiat in the district he ' had left he was still remembered. The fact of the residents ? of Peak Hill sending the presentation after his ;departure proved the respect and esteem in which he waslield. . Constable S.: Taylor explained how Constable Wynne had come tb-Sydiiey on escort duty when- lie was trfln...
Mr. Crick's New Land Bill. (Continued from our last issue.) Married women may acquire land. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 17 April 1903
Mr. Crick's New Land Bill. (Continued from our last issue.) Married women may acquh'e land. 13. Any married woman (the provi sions o£ the Principal Acts to the contrary notwithstanding) may ; out of moneys belonging to her for her separ «te use, apply for a'couditioual purchase conditional lease, homestead selection, or settlement lease, and she shall have the same power of dealing with and disposing of the same both nt law and. in equity as if she were a feinme sole, and her husband shall not be entitled to any interest in such land as tenant by the courtesy or jure mariti, and it shall be a sufficient compliance with the Principal Acts, so far as residence is concerned, if she shall reside upon any conditional purchase, conditional lease, homestead selection, or settlement lease held by her husband ; or her husband may fulfil the condition -of residence on any conditional purchase, conditional lease, homestead selection, or settle ment lease held by himself or any holding held by ...