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DEATH OF DR. BARKER. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
DEATH OF DR. BARKER. Dr. Barker, eoip'oyed by the Austra lian Mutual Provident Society to travel with its : agent in the southern districts, chieft/ Wagga and Cootamuudra, died from cousnmption ia the Goulburn Hos pital on Monday afternoon (reports the Goulburn Herald). Deceased, who was only 33, was taken il at Cootamundra ou January 15 during the prevalence of the heat wave, and acting under medical advice he came to GoulDuro for a cooler climate last Wednesday. Next day he became worse, bleeding from the luags set in, and he was removed to the hos pital on a railway ambulance stretcher by members of the local corps. He gradu ally became worse, till death took place aB above mentioned. He is Bpoken of in the highest terms by those who knew him, and his death ia regretted by them.
FREETRADE AND THE FARMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
FREETRADE AND TKE FARMERS. A. ,Mudgee journal says :—' Hundreds O^&if.raero who voted fur freetrade at last ©lection Have had their fiscal idol rudely jjkftttesed? They revelled i« -\ delusion that, under freetrade, all farming ma-1 chinery would drop in .price, and they would thus benefit; but they have 'fallen in,' for importers have decideid to leave prices as they were before the tariff was tinkered with. They pooh-poohed the idea of foreign wheat being dumped down here to their detriment ; but about that also they are now ' quite satisfied,' for the quantities of wheat and flour com ing in every day from California, San| Francisco, &c, has brought them to their senses, and they are suddenlv taught that outsiders are quite prepared to supply the whole of New South 'yValeB' require ments in farm produce. The imposition of the 6d. per bushelon wheat meant 6d. more for the colonial producer, but nothing extra to the cost of living of the colonial consumer.'
A POOR LAW FOR NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
A POOR LAW FOR NEW SOUTH WALES. There is so much poverty coupled with infirmity in. New South 'Wales that the deputy medical adviser to the Govern ment has recommended the passage of a Poor Law Bill through Parliament. The Public Works Committee have been ia vestigating the subject of a new asylum at Eookwood for the aged and infirm, and the question assumed larger proportion s in the light of fuller information con cerning the indigent poor of the colony. It is now proposed to recommend that a Poor Law be passed to deal effectua'ly with the pathetic question. We have many noble charities in the country, but these are insufficient to meet the ever increasing demand on their attention and accommodation. A Poor Law was passed ia 1886, but was repealed nine months later. Circumstances have, however, ren dered necessary the re-enactment of the law. The age of cheapness and poverty seems to be coming rapidly in New South Wales, and an army of permanently- de pendent seems to be accumulat...
THE NORTH SHORE TRAGEDY. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
THE NORTH SHORE TRAGEDY. At the Central Criminal Court, Sydney, tin Monday* William Smitb- a man of fcbout 55 years of age, was charged with having at North Sydney on November 6, 1805, feloniously w-unded his wife, Matilda Smith, with intent to murder iter. The accused had been a soldier, had vras employed at one time in the local Defence Force. His services, on kedount of retrenchment, had been dis pensed with, a fact which seemed to have fcr&yed on bis mind. A bailiff was put in bin house at North S.'iore on November ?5, which was another cause for consider able worry. That night Mra. Smith re ti!red as usual, and in the morning her husband attempted to cut her throat while she wns asleep. For a minute she became unconscious, and When Bhe recovered she found her husband lying on the floor with his throat cut. The' defence of insanity was raised, and the jury found a verdict of not guilty on that ground. The prisoner was ordered to- be detained during the Governor'*} . plea...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
A ^5 A I IWFlPDQ Beautiful Silver-plate, r^o £yr*kyu 1 1 ULH\45, Watches, and Jewellery, SIS & 817 GEORGE ST. (opp. Railway Station), SYDNEY. ? ? , ? — ? . ? BEND FOR HI -^^fe^ Frice I4st. Pickles. Pure Silver on White Metal-7/6, 10/., 12/6, 16/-, 17/8, 20/-, similar to above. Firstclass Cako Basket;, Pure Silver & White Metal 17/6, 20/-, 22/6, 27/6, 30/-, similar to above. wSXm 11B Biscuit Barrels. Cut Glass, Puro Silver Plate— 13/6, 15/6, 17/8, 21/ # Puve Silver onXj^ito Metal. Tea,) ' Spoons, 7/6 Wi-dozen. DesBC)£^..-' Forks or SpoorisgJQ/- half-do/en. Table Spoons or Fojiss, 12/8 half dozen.'u,S ,* ''Si! Job. Boxes. Purelyf #Jid Silver, 8/0^? ^J/6,. 12/6,. 16/jf i -*? price to size. ,te,*' ' Buttura,' Pure Silver on Britannia MetaUgj&a'Vftoin, 6/6 ; all Metal, $Wi. 1|HS. 20/-, 257-*. Serviette Rings. Pure Solid Silver— 8/6, 10/6, 12/6 each. Silver-plated 1/-, 2/-, 8/- each. Caaoa 2/- extra. Pocket Knives— 1/-, I/6, 2/8, 3/6,4/0 Sond for Illustration. A La...
THE STORYTELLER. THE QUEEN OF THE SOUTH. CHAPTER XXXVI. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
THE STORYTELLER. THE QUEEN OP THE SOUTH; ? — ? o ? . ? ? ? ? - ? CHAPTER XXXVI. The coroner, an old gentleman of the name of Worseley, arrived at Charlton -about noonday. Work was at a standstill at the manu factory. The gates of the mill were not -opened that morning even had the people ? been inclined to fall into their customary -occupations. But that was far from being the case. Excitement made it a general 'holiday. The men stood about in knots, -with folded arms, discussing alLthat was 'yet known of the circumstance of the ?dreadful deed. The women and girls 'visited the soene of the murder, gossiping ;as eagerly as a flock of geese newly turned iinto a stubble-field. ; The extraordinary mystery enwrapping the event, and the romantic circumstances ?accompanying it, especially those associated Tvith the attachment now universally known ?lo; have existed betwpen the young and ^beautiful heiress and the alleged murderer, 'excited public curiosity in the highest ?degree. '.'?.It' ...
STATION PRODUCE. DALGETY AND CO. LIMITED. MELBOURNE, February 26, [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
STATION PRODUCE. DALGETY AND CO. LIMITED. Melbourne, February 26, Tallow — Locally the market is stagnant, and prices show an all-round decline. We qucte : — Prime mutton £19 to £19 10s per ton, medium mutton £18 5s to £18 10b per ton, prime mixed £17 10a to £17 15a per ton, medium mixed £17 to £17 5s per ton, inferi.r and faulty lots £14 to £15 per ton, tinB and oddments £13 to £14 per ton. Sheepskins. — We quote : — Butchern' pelts Is 3d to 2s 8s each, lambs' (hoggets') la 9,1 to 3s 6d, do pelts la to Is 9d ; butchers' dry skinB (aver age) 3s 6d to 5s, superior 5a 6d, lambs' Is 6d to 3a, pelta la to 2s 6d. lambs' pelts 7i to la 63. Country skins— merino good to superior 4J'd to 6J4 per lb, crossbred good to superior fine 4&d to 6Jd, good to superior coarse 4Jd to 6d, full- wools heavy and inferior 3d to 4d, pelta sound and well cared for 2d to 4d, inferior and weevily Jd to lid. Hides. — We quote : — ButcherB1 green ox, extra prime heavies (picked) 4d to 6d per lb, medium ...
MELBOURNE MARKET. TUESDAY, February 25. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
MELBOURNE MARKET. Tuesday, February 25. Fat Sheep. — The supply waa short of require ments, only 15 500 having been yarded. The demand was aminated throughout, all classes being eagerly purchased by the trade at from Is. to Is. 6d. per head advance on last week's rates. Prime crossbred wethers, from 10s. to 12s ; extra do, at 13i ; good do, from 93. to 93. 6J; prime crossbred ewes, irom 9a to 10s; extra do, from 10s 6d to Us ; good do, from 8a to 8s 6^ ; best merino wethers, from 9s to 10d 3d ; second do, from 7a to8-i 6d ; inferior do, from 5s 6d ; best merino ewes, from 6s to 7s ; others, from 4s, Fat Lamb?.— 3700 were penned. The demand was active throughout at a substantial advance on former rates, some of the choicest lots realising high figures. Prime sold at from 83 to 8s 91 ; a few extra, at from 9i 6d to 10s 61; good, at from 6a 6d to 7s 6i ; Becon I and inferior, from 4j. Wednesday, February 26 Fat Cattle — Only 1 1 10 were yarded, compris ing 100 from New Sou'h Wales, 450...
VICTORIAN PARLIAMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
VICTORIAN PARLWEHT. The most important political ovont of the pas week has been the conference between the two Houses on tho Kail way Bill. As this wi'l become -' historical it may be as well to give the names of the delegates from each House, 'the Upper House was represented by the Hons. Sir F. Sar« good, and Messrs. Service, Fitzgibbon, Ball, Thornley, Abbott, Crooke, Wallace, and D. ?;? Ham. The Lower House delegates were Messra, Turner, Isaacs, H. B. Williams (Ministers), Sir John tl'Intyre, and Messrs, Tucker, Graham, T. Smith, and Trenwith. Exception waa ttken in the Assembly to the inclusion of Mr. Tren with, as be not only violently opposed the pro* poBed conference, but also voted against it. The conference met on Thursday and Friday, No chairman was appointed. Mr. Turner at first attempted to 'boss the show,' but waa speedily sat on by the members of the Legisla tive Council, and afterwards assumed' a less die tatorial attitude. The proceedings were purely informal, anl as...
JINDERA NOTES. WEDNESDAY, February 26. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
JiNDERA NOTES. ? — V (FROM OUB OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Wednesday, February 26. Splendid rain fell here yesterday morning, which repleni hed the tanks and started the creeks to run. It started about 2 a.m. and con tinued up till 11 forenoon. MessrB. Splatt Bros,,f om Woomargsma, passed through here on Monday evening with a few tons of quartz from the Wootnargama reefa en route for the Stoney Park battery to b3 crushed. Yes terday's rain filled the dams at the battery, so that crushing will be proceeded with at once There are about 80 ton* ready to go through. On account of the scarcity of water the battery haa been idle, and raising stone has been the general work. Mr P. O. Wagner sustained a great loss last week by losing a favorite mare. Tho animal was treated for gripes, and lingered for two or three days under the treatment of local vets Mr. Wagner had used the animal for clo°e on 20 years, and he was loth to lone her. At the birth of a child in Cyprus a veasel of wine ia buried, to ...
J. W. THWAITES AND CO.'S REPORT. CORRYONG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
J. W. THWAITES AND CO.'S REPORT. Cobbyong Market. J. W. Thwaites and Co, report having held that usual monthly market at Corryong on Saturday laBt, wh'n. abont 200 head of cattle were offered to a fair attendance of buyers, and the bulk of the yarding deposed of at satisfactory prices. Quotations :— Fat cows £2 12s; store bullocks £3 6s to £3 10s ; steers £2 4s to £2 14s ; young cattle 15a. Drafts were sold for MeBsrs. A. H. Hill, F. E. Mansell, J. E. Wbitehead, T. H, Harris, S. Carkeek, Chas, Jonea, and others. Private Sales. They report having sold privately 50 store bullocks at a satisfactory figure. They also re port having sold through their Melbourne agents during the months. 7D fat cattle.
A. A. PICGIN AND CO.'S REPORT. COROWA WOOL, HIDE, SKIN, AND PRODUCE SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
A. A. PICGIH AND CO.'S REPORT. Cobowa Wool, Hide, Skin, and Pboduoe Sales. Messrs, A. A Piggin and Co. report having held their ordinary sale of above on Saturday, 22nd inst. The attendance of buyers comprised leading Melbourne exporters, and a keen demand for all descriptions of skins existed. A rise of a penny per lb. in sheepskins was a noticeable feature of the sale Boiling-down lots were eagerly competed for, and principal sales under this heading were for a line of Burraj ia skins at 4 Ji per lb, another line from Tarramia made Is 8d each, every lot was cleared at satisfactory prices. Tallow mia ready salo at £13 10s for oddments in tins, and £15 10s in casks ; light hides, at l|i per lb ; kangaroo skins, Is per lb. Our next sale will be held at an early date. Cobowa Fortnightly Market. Messrs. A. A. Piggin and Co. report holding their ordinary fortnightly market sale on Tues day, 25th inst., and qaote merino wethers (medium) to 43 6d. We h&ve to report a keen demand e...
TOMPSON, MANNING & JEREMY'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
TOMPSON, MANNING & JEREMY'S REPORT. Tompson1, Manning, and Jeremy report having made the following sales t — Account George Bardwell, Woodlands, 1700 ewes in lambs ; account P. Hann, Wagga, 100 store cows and 30 fat bullocks j account E. Ingram, Book Book, 380 croBsbred eweB and wethera ; account Best Bros, and Co , Sandy Creek, 1005 fat sheep; account Jamea Dennia, Tarcutta, 500 fat sheep ; account W. J, Clark, Wagga, 312 fat sheep j account W. R Nixon, Tooyal, 700 6 and 8 tooth wethers ; account A. Menneke, North Wagga, 26 head of fat cattle ; account Borambola Estate, Wagga, 30 fat bullookfl ; account 0 T. Smith, Humula, 10 working hillocks, waggon and tacklings ; tccount J. Henman, Big Springs, 270 aged eweB j account James Irving, Gumly, 10 head of fat cattle i accountJ. Laney Alfredtown 10 head of mivei cattle ; account J. D. Norrapn, Wagna, 16 head young' cattle ; account J. Irving Gumly Gumly, 13 heaa of mixed cattle j account George Harmor, Kyamba, 10 working bulloc...
J. G. SHIELDS AND CO.'S REPORT. WODONGA MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
J. G. SHIELDS AND CO.'S REPORT. Wodonga Market. Messrs. J G. fc'HlELDS and Co report holding their usual fortnightly -m.vket on Tuesday, 18th insf, when, they yarded 300 head of mixed cattle and 1200 eheep. There were not many buyers present, and prices for store cattle and sheep showed no advance on late quotations The prices for fat cattle stowed a plight advance, and throughout the ridding for fat cattle was brisk. They quote fat bullocks at £6 7s, £5 5*, £5, and £4 15a ; fat cowb at £5 10s, £4 10a, £4 5a, £3 15-), and £3 ; store ballockB at £3 15s, £3 5s, end £3 ; young cattle at 303 and 14s ; frtt ewes at 5i7d, store ewes at 33; and crossbred weanerB 3s 9d. They sold drafts for Messrs. J. H. M'Geoch, B. A. Whi e, J, 'Williams, Qairk Bras,, J, Morrison, J. Garvey, Gen. Street, W. H. Stuckey, Henry Street, J. O'Neill G. Margery, J M'Lachlan, J. Draper, M. Byan, B, O'Brien, H ScbuUz, Merrigan, OhriBtiBn, James Nugent, E, Plumcuer, J. Bedgood, 0. M'Parlane,
A TERRIBLE DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
A TERRIBLE DEATH. I John Edward Kcssel, a fireman em- m ployed at the wool stores nf the Pastoral II Finance Association, at Kirribilli, JS'orth H Sydney, met wi h a fearful death while at p work oa Saturday morning. He was en- Si gaged starting an eugiue, and the piston If, being fully extended, he procured an iron g bar which he used for the purpose of m ' spokiug' tha fly-wbe.l round. He had m just pla?ed the lever in the wheel when ? |] the ergine started aud the bar came down P. with crushing force upon tie unfortunate if fellow's head, smashing the left Bide just §1 over the temple. Dea.h was install- p taneous. . ? . S.]s
AN UNEXPECTED REPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
AN UNEXPECTED REPLY. This happened in an Orange Fublio School we are voraciously informed : — A lady teacher was exp'ainiog the materials general y used for clotbiug, aui had gone iuto the mysteries of calicoes, cl t!;s, tweeds, &c, pointing t e object lesson, with reference to the boys' suia. Hop« ing to find her instruction had been t 'ken to heart, and would b argood fruit, she suddenly turned to one youngster with the question, 'Now, what are you* trousers made from P' As quickly cama the auswer from tho surprised on^j i ' Father's old paat« cut down,', '
NEWS IN BRIEF. NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
NEWS IN BRIEF. NEW SOUTH WALES. The Queensland Meat Export Com pany's net profit for the past; year was £8O,O0C. The Lithgow Hospital has been com pleted, the total coat of the site, building, &c.', being nearly £ 1500. The tender of Messrs. Smith, Fin^ay -?aon, and Timms has been accepted for the construe ijn of the Parkes to Con dobolin railway. \ A discovery of copp'r has been made on private land, about three miles from Blayney, at a depth of 35ft. The precise value is not yet determined. Phenomenally rich gold has been struck at the Crow Mountain, Barraba, near the famous Dodger mine, by Watt and party. It is estimated to go lOOoz. to the ton. ELlink and party, of ? Wyalong, have recaived their returns from the Edwards's Ballarat Chlorination Works for 20 tons of Btone sent there for treatment. It realised 6oz. 12dwt. per ton. ' Under what is termed the Pastoral Leases Extension Amendment Act of Queensland, the lessee who extends his holding has to fence in the whole of...
VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
VICTORIA. A resident of Carlton named David Jeffries attempted suicide on Friday ^ by taking a dose of prussic acid. He ascribes his rash act to domestic troubles. He is in a critical condition. The Executive Council has decided to strike the name of John M. Kelly from the list of honorary justice?. Kelly was recently fined for using abusive and in sulting language to a constable. The famoua Madame Berry mine, Ballarat, from which gold to the value of over a million has been obtained, result ing in a disbursement of over £800,000 in dividends, is shortly to.be abandoned. Messrs. Squares, Grant, Flynn, and Watkins, tributers in Eick's lease, Third and Fourth Hills, obtained the magnifi cent yield of 87oz. lOdwt. from 3 tons of stone. This represents only three weeks' work. All through the stone has averaged nearly 3oz. to the ton. Messrs. Mackay and Stevenson, in their tribute on Acheson's Homeward Bound lease at Barry's reef, struck some of the richest stone ever seen in the Blackwo...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. The Government has appointed Mr. T. * Playford, Agent-General for South. Australia, to represent the colony at the International Telegraph Conference at Buda-Pesth in June. A youth named Kenneth Darby, 16 years of age, was shooting sparrows in hia ' father's garden at Woodville on Sunday. He play'u'ly aimed at a two-year-old^ brother and shot him through the head,, killing him instantaneously. The youth is naturally greatly distressed, and ex plains that he forgot that the firearm waa loaded. ? The steamer Colac has left Porfe Adelaide for Fremantle with 275 bullocks ? and 1225 sheep. The shipment ia tha largest that has been put on board the Colac, and is probably the greatest number ever sent out of the colony in ona shipment. The animals were purchased iu and around Adelaide, and are a very fine lot. ? A deputation, comprising members off,. Parliament, ministers of religion, munici pal representatives, and ladiea belonging to the Women's Caristiun Temperance \ Un...
FATAL ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 28 February 1896
FATAL AGCIQENT. Mr. Euasel M'Cabe, a sou of Mr. F. P. M'Cabe, of Eussol Vale, Bellambi, and a brother of Major M'Cab°, was fQttn,d. deftd, ftbQUfc §QU' JftiiU from hj« residence by his two brothers' on Friday evening. A revolver was lyiDg beside the body, and there was a bullet wound about 3in. behind the lobe of the right ear. The deceased, who had been manag ing the estate for his father, was last Been about an hour before the discovery and was then ia his uual good health and spirits. This circumstance, couple! with the fact that he was in the habit of shooting flying foxes, tbat the top rail of the fence near where the body was found had given way, and that the unfor tunate affair happened on the side of a steep bill where the grass is very slippery, point to the conclusion that the revolver waa accidentally discharged while the deceased was getting over the fenco.