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Municipal Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 8 May 1903
I Municipal Council. ^B A Special meeting in connection ^m vwith the above, regarding the .rates to '^m -be levied during the current year, was ^m i'lield at the Council-Chambers on Wed ^M .nosday afternoon last. ^B There were present His Worship the ^m Mayor — Aid. Gibson, in the Chair, ^H Aldermen- Kennedy, Oxley, Davey, ^B -Swain and the. Council Clerk, Mr. W. ^H Wynne. : ^H The following resolutions were ^m unanimously agreed to : — M ]. That the following estimate of the fl| probable cost of carrying on matters in ^M 'Connection with the Council for the ^^1 -current year be adopted : — ? Probable Receipts: Bates £100, ? -rates in an-ears £100, endowment £50. ^B Probable Expenditure : Council ^M 'Clerk, £54 ; Inspector of Nuisances, ? £20 16s ; Night 'Watchman, £5 4s ; ^U Valuators, £8 8s;; Kent of premises, , fl j£13; Incidental expenses, £10; H .Available for work, £149. ? 2. That the Assessment of the Talu ^m ators be adopted. H 3. That the rate levied be reduced H -io 9d in ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 8 May 1903
P|B LIVER CHILL Liver chill, sneezing, colds, and cold bands and feet are atihis season com' mon afflictions. Whenthe liver, because of some derangement, ceases to act in the proper manner, a certain amount «f bile finds Its way into the blood, and at the same time the blood created from food consumed is of a decidedly poor quality. In this manner the blood becomes congested, the circulation sluggish, and a cold is the result. The circulation of the blood now being much slower than usual, the entire systemis affected. The nerves become unstrung, the appetite poor, and the rest disturbed, '^hebody becomes ex- ': tremeiy susceptible to chills, and the 4 ' | slightest draught causes a. violent i V attack of coughing or sneezing. Many '[ - . so-called remedies fail to get at the ' ( root of the trouble, and only afford temporarunlief. A medicinethat will keep the liver in thorough and regular working order, and the digestion right, will, without doubt, prove the most effective preventiv...
Mr Bruce Hall and the Labor Party. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 8 May 1903
Mr Bruce Hall and the Labor Party. Mr Bruoe Hall desires us to intimate that it is his intention to write a num ber of letters, setting forth the opinion* which he entertains of the Labor Parly as now constituted. He anticipates a good deal of controversy, and requests that we open up a new column for the -debate. This we shall -have every pleasure in doing,, and we trust that the matter will be tairen up in good spirit. The promoter will lay down certain rules, and the debate, should be confined to these as closely as possible when no doubt the best results will accrue. The first letter will appear in our next issues. .---''?. .
Hospital Committee. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 8 May 1903
Hospital Committee. The usual monthly meeting of the above, was held at the Council Chamb ers, on Tuesday afternoon last. Present!- Messrs H, .N, Gibson, President, j_in the ?Chair], Humfrey, Ciauipey, Davey, Miles, -and . the Secre tary, — Mr W. B. Wynne. ../,. The minutes of the previous meeting : I . were duly confirmed, . ip '$'-' I Correspondences From the. Junior I Minstrels, Parkes, offering to give an I entertainment at Peak Hill, in aid of I fthe Hospital. — Eeceived, and the I action of the Secretary, in accepting I the offer was endorsed, ; Beporfcs.: Visiting Committee — That everything was satisfactory at. ?the HospitaL Medical Officers7 Eeport for month ??of April, 1903.: Patients admitted, 2; I -discharged, 3 ^ remaining on last day I -of month, 1 ; out-door patients treated, I 2. The respectful attention of the I 'Committee is drawn to the need exist I .ing for a hand-ambulance. I Secretary, Recommending that the I paddock be sown with Lucerne. — It I was resolved, o...
Nurse Patterson. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 8 May 1903
Nurse Patterson. The announcement (hat Matron Patterson is about to sever her connec tion with, the loeal Hospital, will be felt with much regret by ail with whom she came in contact. During the time she has had charge of the Institution, ? she has given the utmost satisfaction, .-and the Committee will no -doubt find ^considerable difficulty in replacing her with a lady of equal attainments and qualifications. In addition to her skill as a nurse, Miss Patterson proved lier «elf a most competent -Manager. She leaves to enter the bonds of Matrimony in which we wish her an unqualified measure of health, happiness, and prosperity.
Legal [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 8 May 1903
Legal fl Crown Witnesses, and Witnesses for 99 the defence, are now allowed the ^H following fees and travellings-expenses :- I^H Fares actually paid by them in trnv- j^H elling to and returning frora«the Court '^H at which' they are required' to attend. 9B A witness who is unable -to., travel ? 9B otherwise, and cycles or walks .to the J^H Court, is' allowed at the rate of Cd per ^H mile ona wav only. - 99 If a public conveyance is available, 'J^H and a witness ^elects :to -drive, cycle, or :^B walk, he will only be allowed a sum ^H equal to the usual iarc. of such public i^H conveyance; . 9£ A witness residing more 'than 10 9f miles from the town where the Oom-t ^9 is held, who. is unable to reach home ^H on tite same night during and after '^9 the conclusion of -the trial, is allowed, 9H in addition to bis travelling expenses, 9J 10s for every -day -actually .and necess- 9J arily away from home. 9J . Members of the Medical, and other 9J professions fcuminoned to .give skilled ^^9...
Artificial Grasses. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 8 May 1903
.Artificial Grasses. m Mt. Bryant has) at Ins farm, at Bar- fl rabadeen, about a quarter of an acre fl of Eape sown in March last. It is W beautiful and luxuriant. Bape is an fl exceptionally i-apid grower, and is oim 9 of the quickest grasses to mature 9 known. Stjdrougiit-resisting qualities 9 are welt-known, which in conjunction m with its rapid growth should make it M highly prized by jjraiaers and others, m Some few years back, Mr. Humfrey, _ M of Ghenanag-ie, -fattened five «keep to m the acre on country sown with, rape, 9 and furthermore, was successful in top- 9 ping the Sydney market with them. 9J
Mining. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 8 May 1903
?????- v Mining. I A good deal pf excitement was oc- m casioned in the early part of the week 1 by 8ome.nice gold being struck at No; I 1 South, claim — McAuliffe and party. ? Tho gold was extremely coarse. From I two troughs, containing about 15 small ? bags, over ^oz. was secured, two specs a of which -weighed 5dwts. The gold is m very patchy. * On Tuesday a M iffouga was wasuoa ana no return m whatever was obtained, while jester- -1 day the trough of wash yielded l.'dwt. M The party are giving the ground a 1 thorough trial. 1 The Prospectors are still engaged in 1 the drive to the South. The gold has 1 not improved. 1 No. 1 ' Saiplus Gronnd : Tuckwell 1 and Party are also driving towards the i south. The wash is improving, and a ; better sample of gold is being secured. Anticipating t£at the lead takes a southerly^ course, several shafts are to be sunk in that direction. — in the Got eminent Paddock. ? : As regards the load, looal opinion, is still dubious as to its merit?. The P...
Agatha Webb. THE PURPLE ORCHID. CHAPTER XIX. POOR PHILEMON. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 8 May 1903
Agatha Webb. THE PURPLE ORCHID. CHAPTER XIX. i-nnn PFiTr.Tvnv. They had reached Widow Jones's cottage in which Philemon was then staying. Tho front door was closed, and so were the lower windows, but in one of the upper casements a movement was perceptible, and in another instant there came into view a woman and man Rilrmm-tinff 'hpftrflpn +!iaivi t.llfi impassive form of Agatha's husband. Holding him in plain sight of the Almost breathless throng below, the woman pointed to where his darling lay and appeared to say somethiug to him; Then there was to be seen a strange sight. The old man, with his thin white locks fluttering in the breeze, loaned forward with a smile and hold ing out his arms, cried in a faint but joyful tone,: ' Agatha!' Then, as jf realising for the first time, that it was death he looked upon, and that the crowd below was a funeral pro cession, hip face altered and he fell back with a low heart-broken moan into the arms, of those who supported liim. As his white ...
Local Industry. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 8 May 1903
. Local Industry. ? Mr. Thomas Edwards, familiarly known about town as 'Old. Tom,' hns at hife worksliop in 'Caswell Street, a cart' made almost exclusively of ' She 'Oak/? The workmanship is excellent, and when it is known that the whole has been made from logs chopped by Mr-'Edwards in the bush around Peak ixiii, tne Jesuit is an tne more remark able. It is truly worth any one's while to inspect, and is an example of what skill cav. accomplish even when supplied with tho roughest of timber. It is hardly conceivable that the hand some vehicle could be manufactured from such rough and unshapely material. Oak is beautifully, grained, and whea made up and varnished it would be difficult to find a wood to outclass it. Its durability too, is marvellous, or as Mr. Edwards .remarked, -'It will last for ever and then come in handy for firewood.' There-is a pre judice entertained by some people with regard to oak. They consider it is liable to crack, but we are informed on the authority of ...
(To the Editor Peak Hill Express) [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 15 May 1903
(To the Editor Peak Mill Express) Sir, — A letter appeared in your last issue, under the above heading, signed ' Critic,' having evidently been in tended as a reply to one of mine, which appeared in a previous issue on the subject. Now Sir, you are well aware that I make a point of ignoringany one signing a mm- de plume, and cer tainly would do in this case, only that ' Critic ' charges me with going out ot my way to insult the Uld. Age Pen sioner. Now Sir, that is a direct and wilful untruth.. Let anyone -who has understanding sufficient, read iny let ter carefully, 'Bhd 1 will rest quite satisfied that my denial will be borne out. I never even offered an opinion on the Pension, further than to say that it is soon likely to exkauBt itself, and let me also say that I kad not the slightest intention of insulting anyone, and may perhaps feel just as keenly for the aged ana poor, as ' Critic ' or any one else — at least I hope I do. Now Mr. ' Critic,' you who pose as a udgo of literary...
OLD AGE PENSIONS. (To the Editor Peak Hill Express.) [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 15 May 1903
OLD AGE PENSIONS. (To tlie Editor Peak Mil Express J Sir, — I had hoped that if our friend, Bruce HaU, had thought my remarks on the -above worthy of notice, he would have supplied, us with further argument -to substantiate the position taken up by him, but he has done nothing of the kind ; instead, he has given us a rather long dissertation on my merits as a writer. Now, that is a matter that concerns myseli and. can have no 'possible interest for your rea ders. What they are chiefly concerned in, is as to the arguments set forth by each side, therefore I must (whilst thanking him hartily for his generous advice) decline to enter into a discus sion, that is beside the subject at issue, I trust Mr. .Editor, that you will pardon me if I state briefly tho position. My friend lays it down that Old Age Pensioners are paupers, be cause they are in receipt of alms ; and further, he states that it is only right and proper that as such, the name of each and every one of them — good, bad, an...
HARVESTING AND MARKETING EXPENSES. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 15 May 1903
HARVESTING and MARKETING EXPENSES. 'Cutting 60 acres for hay, 1 man with self binder . ; 6 days' wages and ration. ? 7s 6& per day .. .. 2 5 0 1 man stooking hay in field 2 0 0 'Carting and stacking hay, ' 3 men, 1 week, £2 each t 0 0 : ?Harvesting 640a. for grain 4 men at £2 per week, wages and rations -6 wks. 48 -0 0 'Cook £2 per week, 6 Wks. 12 0 0 120lbs. binder twine at 8d perlb. .. .-. .. 4 0 0: 16 gals, oil at 4s per gal. 3 4 0 1920 wheat sacks «t 6d each 48 0 O] ?Cutting 40 tons of chaff at : i . ?! lOsperton .-.- .. 20 0 - 0 Bags for chaff lOspor ion 20 O 0 Horse feed, 15 horses 6 wks. say 6d per day each horso 15 15 0 ?Carting wheat to Railway Station, say 25 miles, 2 teams, 4 loads per week, 80 bags per load,- 6 weeks, '2 men's wages and. ta-. tions at £2 per week .. 24 0 .0 Horee feed, say. .. .. 15 0 0; £220 4 10 : Cost of taking off 6s 9d per acre. I may state, Mr Editor, that in prep iparing the above statement, I was assisted by two other geritlemen, both tho...
COST OF GROWING WHEAT. (To the Editor Peak Hill Express.) [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 15 May 1903
COST OF GROWING WHEAT. (To the Editor Peak mil Express.) ? Sir ,— Tae geyser of letters on tlie I above question, inundating the columns I 'of your lively up-to-date paper, must I be taxing to yourself and also your I readers, but as my friend, Mi- Jones, I after a long period of inaction, has at I length exploded like a Mount Polee, I I -would ask the favor of a little space ? in your next issue, to extricate both Mr ? Jones and myself from the debris of H hin wrniflrlrflhirt aiAf«.finn-a TTio lnnn- I treatise which lie says is on tho cost of I Wheat Production, leaves the question I absolutely untouched aud leaves your I Correspondent pen an exhaustive treat I ise on vague generalities, which Jippear ? -to be that gentleman's fort, In the I first place he accuses me of dealing I with numerous 'side issues. I have dealt I 'with side issues only so far as to reply. I to those raised by hiinslf, a scientific. I -classification of which would be a most I interesting document, and woul...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 15 May 1903
WHAT ABOUT ? ? *? — HATS ?-. 3fc #. J0foi»t Auctioneers, Land, Mining & Stock & Station Agents, ? PEAK HILL ? &. 8). 0jc/ey, LA-D, STOCK, STATION and General gonttttt$$ton Agent LOANS NEGOTIATED. Note adiiress — ' Old Commcftmeal Office.' Whelan&Gilcreest SOLICITORS, Forbes and Parkes. Mr; M. J. Gilcreest will attend the Peak Hill Courts when retained. Election of Pastures Protec tion Board. IT is hereby notified that the under mentioned CANDIDATES have been duly NOMINATED for Election as Directors of the Pastures Protection Board for the Pastures Protection Dis trict of Dubbo, and that in order to decide between such Candidates a POLL will be taken on THURSDAY, the TWENTY-FIRST DAY of MAY, 1003, at the Office of the Stock Inspec tor at Dubb, -whore the result of the Election will bo declared : — BRAGG, THOMAS, Mungeribar, Farmer. BROWNLOW, WILLIAM, Eu malga, Farmer. HOURIGAN, JOHN THOMAS, Myalimundi, Farmer. PATTEEN, ROBERT, Comobollo Farmer. Ballot ...
Mining. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 15 May 1903
Mining. No 1 South Claim ? McAuliffo and m Party havo just completed an elaborate 1 whip and horse drive, preparatory to ? blocking out. I Only four men are now working at 1 the Prospecting Claim, Messrs. Cash' 1 man and Hardy having , decided to a relinquish^ . I No 1 Surplus Ground : Tuckwell 1 and party, are still energetically work* ,. ? ing. They are engaged driving to the ' ° \ N^ith and also to the West,' ' 1 .??:'.-'?' ?....?'.-'? -?'?-,'-; ?': '? ..?:?? .-????.?: ' . M
Bogan Gate-Bulbodney Railway. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 15 May 1903
Bogan Gate-Bulbodney Railway. On Monday last, the Minister for 'Works — Mr. O'Sullivan, accompanied by Messrs. Clara, M.L.A., and T. Brown, M.H.R., visited Bogan Gate, there to turn the first sod in connection with the proposed Railway Line from that town to Bulbodney. Some 300 residents and those interested turned out to meet the party, included in whom' was Mr. Thos. Looney, . of Bul lock Creek, who briefly welcomed the Minister, and formally requested him to turn the first 6od. This was done by sticking a spade into the earth and throwing some of the soil into the air, declaring at the same time that in the name of the the Government and on behalf of the people of the State, the first sod of the works had been turned. The usual speech-making followed, after which an adjournment was made to a well appointed banquet.
McPHAIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Peak Hill Express — 15 May 1903
McPHAIL. The Myalls United G.M. Co,, are working their Diamond Drill at the 600ft, level. They are drilling to cut the- parallel k»do tfhich has been worked at the surface. Three, tenders in all have been-re* ceivedfor the erection of the Church of England building. These. 'will be con* sidered at a meeting to'riight. Tho.late rains have had the effect of bringing on a fine shoot of grass around the town. Tho crops are looking per£cct.--