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The Approaches to the Necropolis. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
The Approaches to the Necro polis. A lengthy communication was read at Wednesday . night's meeting fjom tbe Rev. William West, asking the aldermen to use their influence with thoEe who possessed the power of open ing and closing the gates to the Book wood Cemetery, and to have the gates on the southern and eastern boundaries opened for funerals and visitors during cemetery hours. The writer pointed out at length that there were excellent I ruaus leaamg no cne soucnern gates, ana that tbe concession suggested would be a great boon to a number of surrounding municipalities. The request was made on a sanitary ground, and also as a matter of convenience ; and further appealed on behalf of tbe poor, who, if the gate referred to was opeued, could use their own conveyances to convey the dead to their last resting place. Great expense was incurred under pre onnt arrannomanfa nrhioh in enma naunn oalled up the alternative of using some local cemetery, often outside their own denominations in...
DUNDAS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
DUNDAS. Theresidence of Aid. Frankspiesented a busy soene on Friday, when about 60 guests responded to invitations to a birthday party in honor of two of the genial alderman's fair daughters. Although the daughters are some years apart, their birthdays fall about the same time and can thus be ' kept np ' together. This Mr. Franks did in right true oountry style. The Dundas band attended and played in the lawn for a time ; the dining-room and spacious verandahs were cleared, and illuminated with Chinese lanterns and suoh like ; and the fun was kept up until morning, dancing, games, and singing making the time pass only too quickly. The Messrs Sonter supplied good music, and it is needless to say there was no stint in the wav of refreshments. Mr. T*n Duohateau (of Carlingford Minstrel fame) helped to keep the company in the best of humour with his oomicalities, and altogether the a&ir was voted one of the most enjoyable held for many a long day. .
ROOKWOOD. Municipal Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
ROOKWOOD. Municipal Council . The fortnightly meeting of the Municipal Council was held on Wednesday. Present : — The Mayor (Mr. It. Slee), Alclerinen Groves, Fan-ell, Andrews. Corbett, Varley, Gormlcy, Garthwaite and Lidbury. The Mayor of Auburn (Mr. T. Taylor) and several of the aldermen were present. The hall was crowded. A.t tne instance 01 Aid. uoroeit, tne names in a division on a motion submitted by Aid. Lidbury were inserted in the minutes. Aid. Lidbury desired that the minutes might contain a statement that he had made applica tion to the Mayor to be allowed to see the letter sent by Aid. Corbett, and had been re fused. The Mayor objected. The Council had not received the letter— it had been summarily con signed to the waste-paper basket. Aldermen Lidbury and Groves said they would vote agaiost the confirmation of the miuutes, until the statement were inserted. Aid. Varley moved that the correction be made. Aid. Corbett Beconded, stating he, as the writer of the letter, was...
The Land Tax Exemptions. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
The Land Tax Exemptions. Mr. J. M. Price, of Granville, writes under date Sep. 6 : — 14 Sir, — The exemp tions ? -have -gained ? the -day — in the Legislative Assembly — and you, if that augiiBt.boily were any guide, are hope lessly in the minority. But you do not neWlpbe assured that yon stand quite ntherinfle: with' thn /mnnfrv. So far from the country having stamped its approval on these exemptions, it, for the most part,: lost sight; of:, them in the general questions at issue. If it were asked to express its, voice on them alone, I am convmoed^it would linake Short work at the present junBture, of suoh unstatesmanlike pandering and needless provocation of a profitless constitutional quarrels When spiteful . London critics said Mr. Reid had introduced the exemp tions as a stop to laborites, there, were , not waiting defenders who denied that labour wished for the exemptions. The. solidarity ' tarty : has missed a great opportunity to clear itself in the matter, ' and'to'Viiiaica...
GRANVILLE ELECTORATE. GRANVILLE. Cardinal Moran's Visit. THE RE-UNION OF CHRISTENDOM. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
GRANVILLE ELECTORATE, GRANVILLE. Cardinal Moron's Visit. THE EE-UNION OF CHRISTEN DOM. On Sunday afternoon last, Cardinal , Moran paid a visit to Granville for the purpose of officially blessing the addi- j tions to the Roman Catholic (Holy Trinity} Church. The enlargement of the building was decided on in the early part of the year, mainly owing to the ? ? j ? schoolhouse by a wind-storm in Febru ary. The cost of the improvements was about £280. His Eminence was received with all honor by the parish priest (Father Mahony) and visiting clergy and laity in attendance. The building was crowded. On the platform near the altar were : Revs. Fathers T. O'Reilly, P. O'Reilly, Mahony, Sheridan, and Conway. Mr. D. O'Connor, M.L.C., Mr. D. O'Reilly, M.L.A. (Parramatta), and Dr. Harrison (Granville). The Cardinal, after having bestowed the archiepiscopal blessing on the build ing as asked, said he desired to con gratulate the parishioners on the suc cess whioh had crowned their devotion and en...
AUBURN. Borough Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
AUBURN. Borough Council. The Auburn Council met on Monday. Present : Major Taylor, and Aldermen Dyer, Roper, J. D. Ritchie, Lightfoot, Myers, Blacket, Baker and Small. COBREBPOFDENCE. Outgoing correspondence was read including a statement Bent to Mr. G. W. Rmailes, M.P., giving particulars re a grant of £00— for Kerrs' road — promised by the Government. From Stratkfield Council (to the Council Clerk, Auburn), with reference- -to payment of fees to Fira Rrimifo Board : nl-uv to th* iisp nf certain office appliances. From the National Association, deeply re gretting the omission from the Governor's speech of any reference to a Local Government bill.— Received. From the Brigades' Board, stating that the matter of supplying telephonic communication between Auburn and Rookwood lire-station, must stand over till a permanent site for a station at Rookwood had been decided upon. : The S.M.P. Co.'s brigade might help Auburn in case of emergency. The Mayor said further steps in the matter mig...
Service of Song. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
Serv'ce of Song. On Monday evening, a service of song, entitled, ' The Oiled Feather,' was given in St. Mark's schoolroom. The singing of the Sunday-school child ren was very pleasing ; and the solos by Miss Mumford and Miss Wilkins were rendered in excellent style. Mr. H. Jeffery was organist, and Mr. W. Wilkins (to whom the credit is due of training the children) was conductor. The connecting readings were given by the Rev. D. E. Evans-Jones.
Meeting of the Horticultural Society. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
Meeting of the Horticultural Society. A special committee meeting of the Homsby-Thornleigh Horticultural Association was held on tbe 8rd instant, Mr. Vice-President Dale in the chair. The position of the society, especially in regard to proposed show, nunc up for consideration. Ultimately it was decided to convene a special meeting of members for the following Wednesday to deal with the whole question. On Wednesday evening last, a rather thinly attended meeting of the members of the Holfnsby and Thornleigh Horti cur&l Association was held in the Thorn leigh School of Arts, the President, Mr. T, Hall, occupying the cliair. Also pre sent were Messrs. G. B. Moran, P. Hockley, W. H. Duffy, Sutton, R. Ray, Boyles, Den gate, Epthorp, Giblet, Hall, jonr., Casserley, M. Duffy, Gambling, J. Duffy, T. Duffy, Fowler, and T. H. Daffy. ? Mr. TT«-ll occupied the chair. The Chairman apologised for his absence on previous occasions, and he took occasion to express his regret that interest i...
SEVEN HILLS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
SEVEN HILLS. In your lA9i Uaue, in lamenting tbe dUaa-! trous evaporation that has been taking place i tor tome time, and the fact that it was being ! blown out of the country, we remarked that the ooean New Zealand were getting the , benefit of our loss. This statement was made : on the authority of :our local weather clerk. Mr. Bussell, at an interview with a metropoli tan newspaper; reporter on Tuesday, pro fo&bly . piqued at tne expression of our local official's views, stated that the evaporation had been blown to Tasmania. He has of late been engaged in a newspaper controversy with Mr. Wractre on meteorological subjects, and should he again cross the path of our own rain-maker in this publio manner, he will enter upon a verv toogh controversial contract, we promise him. Mr. P. A. Pearce and Mr. Thomas l'yc, to gether with several gentlemen from Toon gabbie and Wentworthville, interviewed the Postmaster General on Monday last, for the purpose of persuading him to extend...
CRICKET. True Blue v. Meteors. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
CRICKET. True Bluq v. Meteors. Qq Saturday JiLst the GranviJJe True Blue C.C. met and defeated the Saqdowq Metiors by 114 runs. Cook took six wickets for eight rune. Scores : — True Blue. Young, b Brown . . . , . . . . 5 Cater, b Claxton ? ? . . 9 Ryan, c Cairns, b Brown . , . , 9 N. Schroder, b Brown . . . . . . 14 A. Gray, b Brown . . . . 46 E. Cook, l.b.w., b Whittingham . . 38 Rollins, b Wagner . , . , . . 12 Browq, c Brown, b G. Gamble . , 5 Jenqer, c and b Whittingham . . . . 0 Lunfley, ijot out. . ., ..1 Sundries , , , , . , . . 12 Total .f ? 151 Meteors, Brown, b Cqpk . , , , , , . , $ Mclntyre, b Ryan . r ? » ? - 0 Cairns, run out . . . , . , , , 7 Q. Gamble, b Cook ? 1 Wagner, b Cook** ?? ?? i. 13 ClaKton, b Ryan. » ,, ,, ,.7 Whitttngbami b Oook ,, , , *,0 J. Gamble, b Cook . . . , « « 0 McGuire, st., Qr»y, b Cook . * . , 0 Douglas, not out ? * ? * . . 0 Oreig, run out . , , . . f . , 0 Sundries . r ., .*4 Total ? 87
The "Careless Use of Fire Act." [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
The ' Careless Use of Kre Act.' By way of warning, we may point out to all and sundry, that the careless use of fire in sorub or bush, or other plaoe where Buoh fire is at all liable to spread js a punishable offence at law. This' provision is peculiarly appliable just now, in view of the parohed up, inflam mable character of all bush growth— the result of the nrenent uhtirMMflAntarilv dry season. Thepoliqe have instructions to de^l with offenders, and .'a few. days ago,' a boy -of 14, named -Brew,1 was brought before Mri S. 'Murfihy, J.P.' as representing ?' Parmnatfei 'Benoh, under ''.the 7' Careless uw of 'Fire' Act,' far qegleqtutg ta properly eictinqOish a flee l^^ed.% hiiq in the bushatNorth A^burn/s '^e fire had spread ; tyjd h^^orie^nmd^btedamagetofenclng, aqd 4hMatoned*n! ;boi^e inlhe vicinity. Mr. Hqrphj reiqaqSetl *Q^e .defendant
A Nurse's Funeral. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
A Nurse's Funeral. On a dry spring afternoon — with the warm Australian sunlight streaming down through the smoke-stained air, and with the cool breezes darting hither and thither, as if dumbly preying for a mission to bring up the rain olouds from the South, a sad, but orderly pro oession moved quietly along from the blook of Government buildings in north-west Parra matta towards the little burying-plaee on the slopes of Sherwood Park. It was the cortege following to her last resting-place Norse Keily, of the H.I. staff. Reverently, quietly— without ostentation— without the slightest suspicion of an attempt to attract foreign attention — with onij mat aignuy mat remained, caugnt up from the spirit and tone of the institution juBt left, ihe imposing body of mourners moved up the hill, into O'Connell-street. Little recked the outer world — of business, social, street-life Parramatta — of the pathos of the silent throng slowly passing down the stony lane, past the frost-burnt lawns of...
FARM AND ORCHARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
FARM AND ORCHARD. Manubing in Day Weathee. — Ex- cellent results are got, and at little cost and oatlay, by manuring with boiling down stuff, and other ' natural man ures,' while the soil is dry. Amongst citrus and other fruit trees it can be ; done by chipping the surface soil, or , loosening it with the cultivator, and scattering from 500 lbs. to half-a-ton per acre of the stuff, and harrowing the I whole thoroughly to get a compact mixture of dry earth, killed grass and manure. Suuheb Cbops. — Maize is the leading crop of the summer grains. Sowing will be general this month. Experience clearly shows each season that there is nothing gained by sowing maize before the warmth of spring has brought up the heat of. the soil. To make heavy crops of maize rich soil and manure are ne cessary. Washes and Spbays. — A main re quirement in good orcharding is to keep the trees clean. Fruit of many kinds are now opening out for the long summer growing season. Use the washes and sprays set fort...
RYDALMERE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
'SYDALMERE, ht the Pqinuqattia Pewe Court on Monday, -J, g. ifahhs, of Parramatta. (aatiqg qq agent for Oonsett Stephen, «il4 others^ownera of lwd oq Mareden Estate), prooeeded agaM Jm. O'Dwyer of BydaJmaM.for damaging oertain trees j on the property referred to, with intent to steal. Complainant, A. C. Ebsworth, solici tor, and Constable Middleton gave evidence for the prosecution. Defendant's case was that he beliey^ he was cutting on a reseat ¥he timber he cut wag, he would swear, below high water mark (spring tide mark). Defendant was fined 10s, and ordered to pay value of timber damaged (£2). together with costB and expend amounting to £1 fis lOd'or jU othee cfy&pm wpwH : wMoh nven- tioAM| were^amea Q'Ifoae?ancJ /
POULTRY NOTES. The Wotonga Yards. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
POULTRY NOTES. The Wotonga Yards. A contributor to the Auatralian Afjrictiltnvnli^l lately writes : — ' On reaching that pretty and comparatively little known watering place, Gosford, I was greeted by Mr. Gadcll. A short drive brought us to Wotonga. The lease having expired fresh quarters will have to be found for all the stock, but I learn that no move will be made until the breeding season is over. But for this, Mr. Cadell tells me, several new pens would have been erected. UUO 1 1UUHI I1UW W IUB IUWIS, U1B Uin.ll reason for my visit ; and the lirst to meet us, was the grand pen of white Plymouth Rocks, | presided over by ' Thurgood,' a cock of great | size. ? With his five snow-white consorts on the (piss, they made a lovely picture, and though I like the old homely cuckoo coloured Rock, still the sight of these massive white birds, with the brilliant yellow legs and red combs makes them at once a strong rival of the Barred or Cuckoo variety. The white Rock is a prime favourite i...
Parramatta Chess Club. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
Parramatta Chess Club. ihe loiiowinjr are tne scorn in a match between the Parramatu and Rr4e Chen Clubs played at the Council Chambers, ftyde, this week midge ) ±. .. 7, Glynn .''o* f-o-i ?? 0 Purves .. | Foster t ? ? 0 I North \ f JS-z 2 I -c Power .. 0 Lees § .. 21 & W.J. Allen.. .. 0 ( I .. 2 « L. Trivitt .. .. 0 Forcyth ? 1 | &? ColltngBWOod 1 McQueen .. .. 1 | Clifton ,. 1 I«ane ? 1 A. Trivitt ; Q Guerin .. ..Jt| E. ,Tr|VJ$i .: ... * Play commenced at 8 30 and ended at 10.30. Tne Parramatta team were three men short, and Mef6rs. Illidire, Foster and Lees plpyed two boards simuN taneousty. Players paired according to reputed play ing strength, but Nos. 6, 9 and 10 of Ryde were bracketed with Nos, 1, ii and 8 respectively. Ehf vliltors were treated to 'tfreshraents at conclusion of play. Mr North (Ryde) congratulated the wiqqert, and hoped the two clobs would bare many more matches together. Mr. Illidge responded, aW lr\vTted a team to Parramatta, - Mr. Lamb, Vic...
THE KING'S SCHOOL F.C. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
THE KING'S SCHOOL F.C. The King's School again -and for the sixth year in succession — are the holders oi the Schools' Challenge Shield. They were not de feated throughout the competition, and they have a record of 148 points to 15- Newington College are, as usual, the runners-up, having suffered defeat at the bands of tbe King1*, School only. The K.S.F.C. is indebted to I Mr. W. S. Coit and the other masters for much 1 stimulus afforded to the School team. The efforts of these gentlemen have been enthusi astic and unremitting.
SHERWOOD ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
SHERWOOD ITEMS. lOur esteemed Sherwood correspondent in forms us that in his district cattle are dying ilitily from want of nourishment. News comes from F. Weston, of Prospect, to the effect that lie has lost large numbers of horses and cattle The strange part is that the coarse, dry grass fwhich is fairly plentiful considering the pason) kills the animals, though the latter limy be in what might be called fair condition. bcveral valuable mares, carrying foalsjby valu able sires, are among the victims. SettJers in 'various parts tell similar tales— on a smaller scale. One resident lost a valuable, well conditioned cow. It had been milked ; and a neighbour was looking at it, admiring it in fact, when it commenced to twist about as if chok ing. It fell down, and in a few minutes it was dead. It commenced to swell rapidly ; and a knife being used, in its Btomach were found half an orange and half a lemon. Had the cow been poor, of course its death would have been put down to starvation...
Brief Mention. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 14 September 1895
Brief Mention. j The many olaims opon our space compel us to condense our notices of aozens of local functions. We regret to learn that Mr. and Mrs. Henderson, senr., have been seriously ill. The thirteenth annual convention of the W.C.T.U. will be held in the Temperance Hall, Pitt-street, Sydney, commencing Monday. September 16th, 1895. The orohestra (under Mr. H. G. Burgess) at the M Martin benefit,' comprised — Mr. W. Mating, Misses B. Edwards and L. Greatrex, and Messrs. W. Brayley, J. Finlayson, F. Burgin, H. Tetley, E. Williamson, J. Burgess, A- Leabeater, W. Chambers, and F. Havenhand. The dairymen of Parramatta held a meeting at the School of Arts on Monday to consider thcqucstion of raising the price of milk, owing to the scarcity and high price of feed. An under standing was come to to raise the milk to 5d. per quart, but this is subject to reconsidera tion at a meeting to be held next Monday. The Parramatta butchers recently held two meetings to consider the price at whic...