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BOX HILL BANK ROBBERY. DESRIPTION OF THE OFFFNDER. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
BOX HILL BANK ROBBERY, .1 . ';?? ;?? ??. ? . .. ? DESRIPTION OF THE OFFFNDER. . Though the police and detec ?ives~are off the trail of the Box s Hill bank robber, they are in - -possession of valuable informa tion concerning him. Detective Kiely' has obtained an accurate description of the man, and this, together with facts pieced*from the belongings he left behind him, furnish the detectives with - a valuable clue. On the night of the attempt on the bank work men were busily engaged at the Box Hill railway station repair ing the line, and to them the criminal unwisely made his pre . sence known. Accordihgto Harry Carter, a laborer on the line, at 12.35 a.m. on Sunday, a man came on to the platform, and , asked what time the first train would leave for Melbourne. After a few words the man mpved away, but. he hung about the platform till 1 a.m. Carter, who ybseryed Jtfm closely describes him as a man about 30 to 32 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches hig^l, strong, thick set, and squarely ...
FISHING KETCH WRECKED CASTAWAYS ON WEST SISTER ISLAND. FOUND BY FEDERAL TRAWLER. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
FISHING KETCH WRECKED CASTAWAYS ON WEST SIS TER ISLAND. FOUND BY FEDERAL « TRAWLER. ' The Federal trawler Endeavour returned to Melbourne early last Thursday morning from a cruise in Bass Straits, bringing with her a small quantity of fish and two shipwrecked _? sailors.,..- The. men were master, Frederick Strend, and the mate, Percy Mouchmore, of the small fishing ketch Hawea, which left WelshpooJ, Corner Inlet. - on 5th May for a fishing cruise in the eastern portion of Bass Straits. The Hawea, a ' vessel of about 20 tons register, had only the two hands aboard. On 12th May- she met heavy weather from the north-east, and put into Little Cove, oh the southern side of West Sister Island, which is about six miles north of Flinders Island. Here she lay securely at anchor, under thelee of the land, until 3 a.ih; on 13tti May, when the wind came away from the south-west withsudden and hurricane force: The ketch tautened on her anchor chains, and they dragged slowly until the was swept o...
Inter-State Items. VICTORIA. ESCAPED PRISONER. SEARCH FOR JAMES BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
Inter-State Items. (From our Exchanges.) \ VICTORIA. ? ESCAPED PRISONER. SEARCH FOR JAMES BALL. Information was received .in - Ballarat on Thursday morning last that a man supposed to be James Ball, who encased from the Ballarat Gaol on Saturday week last, had been located at Bannockburn, about 15 miles from Geelong. The suspect was found by a boundary rider camped behind a wool shed on a sneep. run, and the matter was reported to Mounted Constable Paton. Meanwhile the man bolted into adjacent scrub. The boundary ? rider, states that the supposed gaol escaper was not wearing prison garb. He was dressed in 1 a. loosely fitting grey tweed suit, ' and was wearing a slouch hat. Constable Paton telephoned from Leigh road station to Geelong and Ballarat for police, and there were prompt responses. Ser geant Beckman despatched, fully armed, Constables Ward, Craig, Carey, and Spottiswoode, The police left by the first train on Thursday morning last, taking bicycles: with them. The com bined...
QUEENSLAND. CONFERENCE OF PREMIERS STATEMENT BY MR. KIDSTON. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
QUEENSLAND. CONFERENCE OF PREMIERS STATEMENT BY MR.: ' KIDSTON. The Premier, ..speaking on Thursday of some -published re marks concerning a conference ot Premiers on 17th June, said he could not^ at present see what good purpose was likely to result from such a gathering. The Pre miers had managed to' secure a proposition for submission to the electors at the recent general election, and that proposition was wisely or unwisely rejected. The obligation to return to the States three-fourths of the Customs revenue held good until the end of this year, and thereafter until the Federal Parliament other wise provided. If the Federal Government wished to pay the States less than three-fourths of the net Customs it would have to make a definite proposal to that effect, and secure the sanction of both Houses of the Federal Parliament. Apparently it had already made up its mind that it would do so, and it seemed it had determined what the proposal was to be. That being the case, Mr Kidston c...
INVENTOR'S APPEAL DISALLOWED BY THE HIGH COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
INVENTOR'S APPEAL DISALLOWED BY THE HIGH . .'COURT, . The High Court on Thursday gave judgment on the appeal by George Rogers, a farmer, of Western Australia, against the Commissioner of Patents' refusal to accept appellant's invention of a means to fell trees by the use of fire applied in a particular wav. The ground of the appeal was that the Commissioner was in error in holding that the alleged invention was not an in vention, not being a manner of manufacture under the statute of jjnonopolies incorporated by Secr turn 4 of Commonwealth Patents Act; and that the specification was wanting in the subject matter. The Court (Mr Justice Isaacs dissenting) disallowed the ap peal. The Chief Justice (Sir Samuel Griffith) remarked that at best the invention was -a direc tion how to apply the ? laws of gravitation in order to keep in contact two bodies, one of which was being consumed.
HIS TOE IN HIS POCKET. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
HIS TOE IN' HIS POCKET. A young man named Richard Fitzgerald was driving a plough on Wednesday last at Boorha mon, when he accidentally placed his right foot in front of the coulter, which cut through the boot and completely severed the great toe. Fitzgerald recovered the toe, and, having unyoked his team of horses, returned to his employer's residence. He be haved in such a cool and collected manner that his employer found difficulty in believing the cause of his return until Fitzgerald produced his toe from his pocket. The sufferer was driven several miles to ? Rutherglen, but on arrival was too weak from loss of blood to allow of the administra tion of chloroform. He calmly bore the pain while the injury wps treated without aii^sthetics.
NEW SOUTH WALES. BRUTAL TREATMENT. WIFE OBTAINS DIVORCE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
NEW SOUTH WALES. BRUTAL TREATMENT. WIFE OBTAINS DIVORCE. Isabella Wylie, who sought for a divorce from Alfred . Adam Wylie, had a pitiful Gale to un fold to Mr Justice Gordon in the Divorce Court on Thursday last. The grounds of the application were that the husband had /been convicted of crimes on several occasions, had been an habitual drunkard, and had left her with out means of support. The re respondent raised* a counter charge of. misconduct. The parties were married in 1900, and liv^ed at Chippendale. The- husband was an oyster dealer, and, according to peti tioner's evidence, he, not long after marriage, kicked her. in the groin, . with the result that she was ill for several weeks. On one occasion he dragged her by by the hair and forced her into the street in her nightdress. At other times he struck her on the head, blackened one of her eyes, and threw a lighted lamp at her. He had also threatened to kill the baby, and to cut her throat. Enough hair was pulled out of her h...
TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
TO THE EDITOR. 7 : ? ; Sir,— I consider it my duty, as'amom ber of the Australian . Sugar Workers' Union and to my fellow-workmen, to acquaint . them of what oscurred in the Mulgrave district last soasoni For the previous eight or nine years! the minimum wage for cane cutting had been 5s. per ton, but the employers, for. some reason best known to themselves, reduced that standard wage to 4s. 6d. a ton. A meet-' ing of the Union was called, at whioh it P was decided that the men should not' I accept these ' latter conditions. Two ^ delegates were appointed by the. Union ' to approach the mill manager, and in- - form him that the men refused to cut the cane at the reduced rate. He laughed, ^ and told them that the directors had re- f duced the price, and that he could get c plenty of men from elsewhere to cut the cane if they refused. A strike was there upon declared, and lasted almost three weeks. In the meantime the directors , and manager tried to get men to fill the strikers' plac...
Cane-Cutting in Queensland. Conditions of Employment. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
i Cane-Cutting in Queensland. Conditions of Employment. The following are the principal provisions of the, .agreement which the agents of the Mulgrave Central M'ill Company, Ltd., are getting those men who have been enlisted in the Huon for tho Queensland sugar cane fields to attach their signatures :— --.: The laborers shall work as a gang of field hands upon lands in the Shire of Cairns on which cano maybe grown for the Mulgrave Central Mill Co., Ltd., for a period of seven months from the date upon which the Mulgrave Central Mill shall commence crushing in 1910 unless ? such period of service shall be sooner de termined by the employor under any of the provisions hereinafter contained. In the event ot the working strength of the gang being refused from any cause what ever the employer shall have power, to add to the number of the- gang. In the event of the employer's crops being har vested before the expiry of the term of this agreement tho said laborers shall similarly work on o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
MEETING OF. ERUITGROW ?ERS.- . v TN answer- to: a requisition re ceived by me, I hereby con- , vene a Public Meeting of Fruit growers/ to be held in the Town , Hall, Franklin, at ,7.30 p.m. on SATURDAY, the 4th June, 1910, to take into consideration Messr , H.. Jones and Co.'s proposed scheme, for shipment ; of . fruit to the East. : .??.-.??--' ? (Signed) C. G-vFRANKCOMB, J ? ? ?:,.-. '.--./'.: .Warden, ; ' ' . rHuon Municipality. .. 'O 6' R ?;; SAL E-^H JCJ.0 N V I L L E. ,' Two' miles from 'township, 42 acres, i. - ?portion cleared; ? 'one : acre ' in orchard'; t good house, .nearly; new.- ? To be sold;-. . heap and on' easy terms. Apply IOGERS ' & ?: SONS, ' Hobart ; C. S. /[ARSH, Huonville. ? ' ?' ' IjWND STRAYING, on the north end' !j of Egg Island, one heifer calf, about , ''' k ive months old ; red, with red and white, ace. Owner can have samo on payment )f expenses. Apply. A. GRIGGS. HALF-YEARLY CASH SALE . ? HALF-YEARLY CASH SALE AT 13 H So 'EHs!ii*sh^s ..! '?' STO...
Malwa's Fruit Cargo. The Alleged Over-Heating. Report From London Agents. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
Malw.a's Fruit,, - ,r Cargo. : \:- ' ? -?— ? / Tfrg-AHeged Over-Heating. Report From London Agents. ? *u. ??' - i '-:?* -? Some weeks ago an article was published in the 'Huon Times '~ - -'* relating, to the condition in which the apples shipped to Lon don by ? R.M.S. Malwa were ' ' ? _ landed. It was stated in cable grams received that the cargo ' - had turned out badly, ? and upon learning of these reports the Hobart agents ot the vessel (Messrs A. G-. Webster and ' Son) obtained a ^report upon the matter * -? fi%om the London office of the P. and O. Company, prepared by their dock superintendent. The report, which is contradic- \ tory to those received previously, is as follows :— ' The superinten dent, states that the fruit by the Maliva came forward in the best condition. fOf .the ' first 10,000 ^ cases landed there was only one -? bad box of apples. There were no signs 6i damp or moisture in '- '5 the holds, and the carriage left ' --» notnmg ,to be desired, borne apples were ...
REMOVING THE COFFIN. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
'/:??? .'?-?-?-. ' REMOVING THE COFFIN. The procession moved , off punctually for Westminster Hall, where the body of King Edward had been lying in state since Tuesday, There was many a brilliant spectacle as . the splen did cavalcade circled round Par liament Sauare and entered the New Palace Yard. There King Edward's charger and his favorite fox terrier Csesar were standing behind the gun carriage on which the coffin was to be placed. King George, the Kaiser, and the a Duke of Connaught dis mounted from their horses, and Queen Alexandra and her daugh ter Princess ' Victoria alighted from their carriage. The Kaiser walked up to Queen Alexandra and kissed her, and then accom panied her into the hall, where the coffin was resting on. the catafalque. They were followed by King George, the Duke of Connaught, and. the Princess Victoria. The Queen wore a brilliant jewel of the Order of the Garter. A short service was conducted by the Archbishop of Canter bury, and then the coffin was bor...
THE King's Funeral. GORGEOUS PAGEANT. PROFOUNDLY IMPRESSIVE SCENES. CITIZENS' REVERENTIAL SILENCE. LONDON, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
?? 'the;. '?:? [ GORGEOUS PAGEANT. PROFOUNDLY IMPRESSIVE SCENES, CITIZENS1 REVERENTIAL SILENCE. LONDON, Monday. The funeral of King Edward took place on Friday, and was carried out withimposing solemn ity.. Crowds of people were astir at daybreak in order to get a position that would enable them to witness the funeral proces sion. The train, tram, and motor bus services were accelerated in order to meet the traffic, but they proved inadequate for require ments. Although the procession was timed to start from Bucking ham Palace at 9.10 a.n^., and to reach Paddington railway station at noon, the whole of the route was packed with people by 7 a.m., and tens of thousands of others continued to arrive. - The scene in the court yard, at Buckingham Palace, where the Royal mourners were assembled, was an imposing one, as Queen Alexandra, who was seated in a glass carriage, took her place /in the procession. All the Foreign Monarchs and Royal Princes as sembled there saluted her. A similar c...
The Final Scene. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
The Final Scene. Upon arrival at St. George's Cbapel a profoundly impressive service was held. The Earl Marshal (the Duke of Norfolk), the Lord Steward (Earl Beauchamp), and the Lord Great Chamberla-'n., (Earl Carrington), immediately preceded tne comn into the Church. Upon the coffin were King George's wreath — a cross in white ; Queen Alexandra's, a wreath of orchids : and Queen Mary's, a wreath of white may. The coffin was placed at the end of the nave, King George standing at its head. The 90th Psalm was chanted, and the hymns, ' My God, My Father, While I Stray,' and 'Now the Laborer's Task is O'er,' were sung. The anthems were, 'I Heard a Voice,'' and Handel's ' His Body is Buried in Peace.' The Bishop of Winchester read the lesson, and the Dean -of Wind sor read the passage beginning, ' I heard a voice from Heaven.' .The Archbishop of Canterbury ;then read the prayers, '_ after which the Garter-King-at-Arms pronounced the dead King's styles snd titles, ?: - : ' . s. ??:?'' ??...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
' I was not drunk,' said the prisoner 'I was only intoxicated.' 'AliV was, the magistrate's ' beaming reply, 'that makes all the difference. I was going to fine you half a sovereign ; as it is, I shall only fino you ten shillings.' . .. Bachelor : ' I suppose, old inan, '?'your wife still thinks she married a treasure.' Benedict,; ^ No, ^.treasury £.v: _- ;.- ^ :
Punishing a Schoolboy. Teacher's Vindication. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
Hunishing a Schoolboy, . ^ ? - ; Teacher's Vindication. Some time ago a complaint was received by the Board of Advice for the Huon Municipality from Mr W. Gupit, of Franklin, alleging that Mr Ross, head teacher of the Franklin State School, had cruelly punished his son Martin, and that blood ran out of the marks that were visible on the child, and further that the marks remained on the boy for a week. At the instigation of Mr Ross himself the matter vvas made the subject of a depart mental enquiry' We. have now been requested tp publish the following full account of the action taken, and the result thereof: — 'The Warden caused the letter, containing Mr Cupit's complaint, to be forwarded to the teacher for an explanation, and Mr Ross replied thereto. The complaint and reply were duly discussed at the meeting of the board, and publicity given thereto in the ' Huon Times ' of. 16th of the same month, and Councillor Skinner is reported to have said at that meeting above referred to tha...
A PAINFUL ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 25 May 1910
A PAINFUL ACCIDETT On Monday last, Mrs. Dwyer, of North Franklin, met with a rather painful accident. In company with one of her children she was engaged in gardening, the little one wielding the hoe. The mother advised her to put a little ad ditional force into her work. She obeyed, and with the first blow of the implemeut brought it into violent contact with her mother's hand, inflicting an ugly wound above the thumb.
DREADNOUGHT HOAX. INDIGNANT OFFICERS CANE PERPETRATORS OF THE JOKE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 28 May 1910
' ' -DREADNOUGHT* ' .HOAX. ,-v. INDIGNANT OFFICERS CANE ' PERPETRATORS OF THE : joke; . The officers of tl^e Dreadnought' who were hoaxed by the sham Abyssinian princes have avenged themselves.. It was found impossible to bring home to these foolish offen ders against the dignity of the British Navy any actual breach of the law. The Navy, however, took the . matter into it3 own hands, and the 'Express' an nounced that punishment— in- formal, but none the less vigorous — has been meted out to , the ringleaders in this stupid prac tical joke. , From the moment they became aware that a practical joke had been played on them the officers leagued themselves together in a determination to discover the identity of the men wlio had been guilty of such a gross indignity to the British Fleet, and particu larly to its Commander-in-Chief. After diligent inquiries' the addresses of the ' princes ' were obtained, and a command, not in any sense royal, was forwarded to each of them, explaining tha...