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THE FRUIT STEAMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
THE FRUIT STEAMERS. The -P. and O. Co.'s liner . Mahva, left Sydney, at 10 a.m. on Thursday for Ho bart where eho is due early this morning. She is to load 15,800 cases of apples for the ' English market, and will sail hence this afternoon. . The White Star Liner buevic, js cmo at Hobart to-morrow morning. She will there load 47,700 cases of fruit, a small portion of which is for Germany, the balance being for the English market. She will also take 1000 bales of wool, and and 2500 bars of copper.
SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
SHIPPING. . The ss. Westralia, from Sydney, ar rived at Hobart 3 p.m. oil-Thursday. She will leave Hobart at 9.30 a.m. on Hiuis day. on the return trip to Sydney. The s.s. Paloona arrived at Sydney yesterday morning, and will leave there on Tuesday next, on tho return voyage.
CARUSO SINGS WITHOUT FEE. POST OFFICE CLERK'S INGENIOUS TRICK. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
CARUSO SINGS WITH OUT FEE. POST OFFICE CLERK'S IN GENIOUS TRICK. Clerks in a New York post office had the pleasure the other day of hearing Signor Caruso sing — and it cost them nothing. It happened in this wise. The famous tenor, who had just left the Metropolitan Opera House, wont to the post office, accom panied by a iriend, to taice out an insured letter containing a large sum of money, which had been sent to him from Europe. The official, however, notwith standing his protests, refused to hand over the packet to him. Caruso vainly exhibited enve lopes, cheques, and photographs ; the postal employee would not hear of it. 'Come again to morrow,' he said, coolly. ' But I am leaving the country to night,' exclaimed Caruso. ' I must have my money now !' The American official suddenly appeared to have been struck by a bright idea. ' You claim to be Caruso, do you? Well, then, you can easily prove it ; sing us something !' Taken aback at the . request, Signor Caruso hesitated one mome...
WISDOM'S WAY [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
WISDOM'S WAY On the 9th April, 1908, Mr. H. M. Chamberlain, then council clerk at Pen guin, effected an Endowment Assurance in the National Mutual Life Association of Australasia Limited on his life, for £200, payable at age 47, or previous death. On the 5th May, 1908 (less than one month later), he assured for a further sum of £500, payable at death only (also in the Ifational Mutual); On tlio 12th May, 1909, Mr. Chamber lain died after a very short illness. Two (2) Years' Premiums only were paid on both the above Policies. This Association has paid to the representatives of Mr, Chamberlain'§ widow, tho £700 to which she was en titled under the above Policies. These facts aro published with the Special Consent of Mrs. Chamberlain, who writes ' My husband's though tfulness in affecting the cover on his life fur nished an excellent example of the benefits of Life Assurance.' Surely no better illustration is necessary to prove the wisdom and the advantage of a policy of assurance in t...
OLD LADY ATTACKED IN BED. INTRUDER DEMANDS "SOME CASH." [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
OLD LADY ATTACKED IN' .BED. ? /INTRUDER DEMANDS ' ' ' 'S.OME CASH.' ' A . cowardly ; act was perpe trated at Beaufort on Monday last. About ? 3 o'clock in the morning a man . entered ? the idwelling of Mrs Hudson, an ag-ed woman, and attempted to obtain money by violence. The ruffian entered tho house at the back by forcing open a window and made his . way to the old lady's bed-, room, /where she was asleep. He woke her a,nd peremptorily de manded ' some cash.' The alarmed woman beg'an to scream, and the man seized her by the wrists and ordered her . tokeep quiet. She still continued to scream for help, and her assailant, grabbing her by the throat, said, 'If you do not give me a pound I' will kill you,' The woman struggled desperately, and the man re leased his hold and made off. As soon as Mrs Hudson recovered she . reported the matter, to the police. -During the same after noon a suspect was secured by the police,, who obtained a good description of the 'intruder from the old lad...
RAID ON A "TWO-UP" SCHOOL. GAMBLERS' DISCOMFITURE [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
RAID ON A ?uTWO-UR;' ' , SCHOOL. ? GAMBLERS' DISCOMFITURE A school of about 40. ' two-up ' players, who infest the bank of the Yarra near Cooda .Island was in full swing on Sunday last, when a group of .constables. Of West Melbourne stalked them.' For a Ions timo . the constables had watched; the garho with a telescope through ' a ho lb in a fence 70 yards away, and even tually they got much closer and mado a rush. The ensuing pro ceedings' were interesting. . A huge heap of sludge . dredged from the. Yarra, and covered with a/.thin, deceptive '/crust, blocked way of the school, and they, all | floundered'into it, many of them up to their necks.' ~ Some jumped ' into the river and .swam' across, but for the most part the pla'yers escaped covered with filthy black mud. Some .who were' captured 'and will be proceeded against by summons.
FEDERAL ELECTIONS. HINTS TO ELECTORS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
FEDERAL ELECTIONS. HINTS TO ELECTORS. Persons desirous of being en rolled as. electors are reminded that the lists ? close on the 28th inst. They aro also recom mended to use the correct enrolment form. Each one has printed directions on it as to the purpose it is to serve, so if the wrong paper is sent in the fault is with the claimant. A few directions may be use ful : — If you are not on any roll, and wish to vote at both the . State and Commonwealth elections, use Appendix I., Regulation 6. If you wish to vote for the Commonwealth only use Appen dix II., Regulation 7. ?If to vote for the State, only use~ Appendix III., Regulation ^ If to transfer from one 'elec toral division to another Appen dix IV., Regulation 10. Tf to transfer from one sub division to another one, in' the same division, Appendix VI., Regulation 12. If you wish for an alteration or correction on the roll — i.e., if * your name was A., and since en rolment you have been married and it is now B., ask for Appen ...
GUN ACCIDENT AT GEEVESTON. BARREL BURSTS. PAINFUL INJURIES RESULT [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
GOT ACCIDENT AT ' GEE'VES^QISr. . BARREL BURSTS. : PAINFUL INJURIES RESULT The unruly antics of a dog were responsible for Mr William Evans, of Geeveston, sustaining painful injuries to Ms. arm on Wednesday evening last. ! : The canine in question . was busy disturbing tho peace of _ j _ n ' ? ? _ j? ? ~ rxuiiu ui a ui Auwxa. jlvju Evans, on observing this, picked up a broech-loading gun and dis .elifU'god it into the air with the object of frightening the . in truder. Upon 4-?ing. so .. the breech flow out and struck Mr Evans on the arm, . inflicting - a jagged wound-.' extending, right into tiic boss., : Tho fores with wjiioli the fh'eech struck tho bono . was demonstrated by the fact that i) was almost flat when picked up from the ground. ' It is understood that, although painful enough, the injury sus tained by Mr Evans is not serious.
SYDNEY. Sydney, Feb 25. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
SYDNEY. . Sydney, Feb 25. I In the fruit market to-day good business was done in Tasmanian apples. Alexanders realised 7s a case for good samples, and from 4s to 4s 6d for niedium. Nectarines sold from- 4s to 9s a case ; pears, 7s to 8a a case ; plums, 3s to 7s a case ; peaches, 4s to lis a case ; tomatoes, 2a to j 5s a case.
Inter-State Items. VICTORIA. A SHOCKING FATE. ELDERLY WOMAN BURNT TO DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
Inter-State Items, (From our Exchanges.) VICTORIA. ' A SHOCKING FATE. ELDERLY WOMAN BURNT TO DEATH. Mrs Elizabeth Ingram, who is nearly 70 years of age, was the victim of a terrible bxxrning fatality at Lansborough on Mon day last. Sho had retired to rest well oast midnight on Saturday. Her son, John, and a visitor decided, on account of the warm night, to sleep outside. About an hour later it was found that the building in which Mrs Ingram was sleeping was on firo. Mr Ingram and his friend discovered that the flames had succeeded in making great headway. An alarm was at once raised, with the^ie 8ult that about 50 persons turned out, but, unfortunately, it was soon recognised to be , an impos sibility to 'rescue Mrs Ingram, who was burned to death. After the fire had subsided- Constable McQuillan discovsredthe charred remains on -the' floor alongside the. bed,, which,, it' is, surmised, deceased had occupied. ,! ? ; '
HOBART FRUIT MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
HOBART ERUIT MARKET. ? ? -Cfr' ? Messrs A. G. W ebster and Son report as follows : — At'oijr sale on Thursday we offered a large catalogue.- There was a large attendance of buyers, but the market was not so strong as last Thursday. We, however, succeeded in clearing the bulk of the fruit at fair prices. We sold : IIP, No. 1. 4s to 4s Id ; No. 1 and 2, 3s 3d to 3s lid ; No. %, 2s 2d to 9d; small and inferior, from Is 3d to Is 9d ; ALX, medium, No. 1, 28 lOd to 3s 6d ; others, 1b lOd to 3s . PA, No. 1, 3s Id to 4s 4d ; NYP, No. 1, 3s 9d to 4s Id ; No. i ? i c\ o _ /» i -l _ a 'vr _ cs ci _ n .1 i ana 6, o s oa uo ^ts . ino. -o, -ob ou to 3s 3d ; APM, No. 2, clean, well colored, 3s 6d ; MC, No. 1 and 2, 2s 6d to £s 10d ; COP, No. 1, 4s 6d ; No. 2, 3s ; DC, no color, No. 1 and 2, 2s lOd to 3s 9d ; L in S, mfirlinm. 4h fid! AT^F. Wo. 1 ,ind 3s to 3s Id ; STL, No. 2, 3s 6d ; No. l and 2, 4s 6d; JON, small, rough, No. 2, 2s to 3s. Pe.ars : — WBC. good, 4s 8d to 5s 2d ; medium, 3s lid to 4s...
DREDGING THE HUON. HUON'S COUNCIL'S RESOLUTION RESENTED BY MARINE BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
DREDGING THe\hUON. HUON'S COUNCIL'S RESO LUTION . RESENTED: ; BY ; MARINE BOARD. . ; ' . The resolution' passed by tho Huon Council protesting against the attitude taken by the Marine Board in connection with tlie dredging of the Huon River lias been resented by the last-named l-inrlv Tli a M a ntfir 'Ward (Mr F. W. Lord), who was one of the members of the Board singled out by the Council for rebuke, ap pears' to have been particularly incensed. Without waiting to dis cuss the matter at the Board table he despatched the following letter to the Council Clerk 'at Huonville : — - ' I have the honor to acknowledge re ceipt of your letter of the 15th inst., wheroin you state that at a meeting of the Huon Council it was unanimously decided 'hat a protest should be entered against the action of your board in negativing the expenditure of the vote authorised by Parliament towards dredging the Huon River, taking special exception to tho actions of Wardens Pieose, Burgess, and Murdoch, and, i...
OLD-AGE PENSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
; OLD-AGE PENSIONS. The latest return issued relating to old age pensions shows that up to the 13th inst. there have been 30,115 applicants for pensions. Of these 25,039 have been granted and 3054 have been rejected, while 1972 'are still under consideration. The applications received in Tasmania numbered 3500, of which 3035 have been granted and 185 rejected.
WHO WAS TO BLAME? [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
WHO WAS TO BLAME? Not a few of the axemen who took part in the matches hold in connection with the Carnival at Hobarfc aro complaining very loudly of the way in which they were managed. Tho objection i3 that far too little time was allowed between tho events. It appears that the different competitions followed each other in quick succession, and the choppers had no opportunity, after finishing one event, of getting a ' rub down,' or, as one axeman put it, 'we didn't even get time to have a blow before wo were called on to got on the job again.' It is evident that the person who managed tho contests has never been engaged in a chopping match himself. There are few things that pro vide a greater test of endurance more particularly when the logs are of a substantial character, such as they wore in the present case; and it seems inexplicable, therefore, that so little consideration should have been I shown to the Carnival competitors. It prevents them from doing justice to themselves, a...
RED RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 26 February 1910
RED' RUSSIA.. According to statistics published in the Russian newspapers there was a per ceptible cRTcTSSSe ^-number - of punishments for political offences last year. Tho figuros, however, are almost of necessity incomplete. The number of persona condemned to death in 1909 was 1435, as against 1959 in the preceding year, and the number of executions amounted to 543, as against 782 in 1903. Thero was thus a percep tible decrease in the application of capital punishment. The town ' of Ekaterinoslay stands first in the list of places distinguished in these tragic annals, 'with 205 death sentences and seventy-five executions. ? The number of persons deported to dis tant parts of tho Empire (chiefly to Siberia) by administrative order shows a still greater drop, amounting as it did to 2200 in 1909 as against 10,166 in 1908. The total number of political doporteos at the end of the year is officially estimated I at 13,969, as against 16,537 twelve months previously. The Press had to sus...