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Current Jottings. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
Here we are again, with our toes on the " scratch" line of 1898; every sinew strained, every nerve braced to carry us bravely along in the great race of life for another year. One of the first things which prudent men do at this Season is to turn over a new leaf in life's ledger and write thereon an elaborate set of rules for future guidance. And, unfor tunately, the next thing many of us do is to upset the inkpot over the new page, and smash up the . good intentions as completely as Moses smathered the stone tables of the Law. It is far easier to make a good resolution than it is to keep it; and this is probably the reason why, as some assert, January is always the busiest month in the year in Satan's do minions . Hell is paved with good intentions, and so many are broken now about this time, that Old Nick is enabled to uproot his old floor and lay a new one at a merely nominal cost. No one should be disheartened if he slips up on his newly-made vows, how ever, but taking.fresh cou...
EUGOWRA RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
Subjoined are the results of the recent races at Eugowra :— Opening • Handicap of 5 sovs.— Irvin's Pardon 1, Wallace's Snorter 2. Handicap Hack Race.— Morris' Patsey 1, Oollett's Governor 2. Boxing.Day Handicap of 8 sovs,— Irvine's Pa.rdon 1, Wallace's Snorter 2, Hurry Scurry.—Collett's Surprise 1. Farewell Handicap. — Wallace's Snorter 1, Crool^s Cumino 2.
A Sketch. A WOMAN'S CRUSADE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
(Continued from our last.) There are hundreds of families whose daughters upon leaving school or reaching an age to be self supporting, whether their education ia completed or nob, are obliged to go to work for their living. They usually enter domestic service, alwayo hitherto d sort of nondescript and, slipshod occupation. And what sort of a life'do they lead ? Work of the moot toilsome description from early morning till late at night, small pay and less thanks, and little respect, The Mistress had no great pleasure—her servants were un methodic, clumsy, wasteful, and generally unsatisfactory. These days are passed, and under our system we take the girl as soon as she is ready, and train her in whatever 4 direction she shows greatest aptitude ; and the way to keep a house is taught to all whether she was intended for another celling or not. Such knowledge is invaluable and easily carried. So all of you who wish to join—and we want you all-—I wish to tell you that to-morrow is our ...
THE MARKETS. ORANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
ORANGE. J S Leeds and Co report, under Monday's date Fat cattle.—31 head yarded. Market firm. We sold on account of Rosedale Estate 17 light bullocks to £4 lis; on account of Mr D Bjrnee, 4 light bullocks at £3 14'3. Fat sheep—Good quality iu demand. We sold on account of Mr W C Bowman, Derowie, 500 wethers from 4^ 2d to 5a Id ; on ac count of Springfield Pastoral Estate Company Ltd, 150 wethers at 4s lid, 14 ewea at 4* 6d,-5 laoibs at 5s ; on account of Mr. T H Richards, 209 ' wethers at 4b, Store sheep—Wis draw attention to 5000 wethers to be sold next Monday. Horses—Only a small number yarded. We sold for Messrs Hurkett, Thompson," May, and others up to £6.
PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
PRODUCE MARKET. S}dney3 Wednesday : Wheat old 4* 3d ; inferior new 4a to 4s 2d ; N.S.W. flour old £11 10s, new £10 103 to £11; bran 7£d, pollard 8d. Oats prime feed 2s 3d to 2a 3|d ; medium 2s Id to 2s 2d. Chickwheat 3s 5d to 3i 9d. Chaff- N.S.W. prime green £4 5d to £4 15& per ton ; medium from £3 ; imported prime £3 17s 6J to £4; medium £3. Oaten hay prime old rack &lt;£5 10s to £5 15a per ton ; best new £3 5s to £3 10s; medium £2 10s to £3, Straw N.S.W. bundle to £2 5a; im porter derrick £VZ 7 a 6d.
COBAR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
C 0 B A R. A boundary rider named Meredith, living live miles from Sandy Creek, died from blood-poisoning on Wed nesday. Mr. Waddell has succeeded in getting £75 aB a special grant to the Cobar Hospital, and £75 for the Nyngan Hospital, James Michael Donnelly was charged wich that he did on or about the 24th December, forge a chequ'e on the Commercial Banking Com pany of Sydney Ltd, purporting to be signed by Father King; for £2, and uttering same to Samuel Riley, of the Court House Hotel, The ac cused waB committed to take his trial on both charges at the Quarter Sessions, to be held on the 19fch January, at Cobar.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
0 IZQblQ CJ)[ Qtl@@a '..ON-AND AFTER.. ~ MO o . o © .. . ... Tlie lOtii Instant, OUR STORKS Wlldld SiO'EB AT 6 O'CLOCK 1 EACH EVENINfi,EXCEPT 8ATURDAYS >oo©o©ttoooooooocooooooooooo®o©oooo rE have resolved on thig course because we most certainly decline to-b MM made the Scapegoat by another Storekeeper in this town, and to tremove the opportunity he has hitherto had of tryiDg to obtain notoriety at our expense. , ,; WILLIAtt PRICE & CO., ]D:B?Sa»]33>©E?S}9 &B., ' '' • ': w^T"®IiA.KSW©A STREET, J?arkes, Jan. 3, 1898. for m QEHIBiUi - SUPPLIES, Swssofe, CcOTsMsalLs, Mu&SQSSH&CBlfS, sFcO)S?dlsa.22L Alsmcssxidls, IBajl^ssiaiLlbs, CgaJsos— Is S. Vu S. » ,:S;P Cominue to be SPECIALITIES in our DEAPEEY DEPAETMENT. . . . . A Few of ear Lsadmg1 Llses ass MEN'S SERGEttECTE SUITS at 25s j> ii i) 21s MEN'3 TAILOR-MADE SERGE SUITS at 32s 6d A good serviceable Washing TVVEED SUIT at 20s BOYS' and YOUTHS' SUITS are being sold at Equally Good Vulue Our Stock...
Platina. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
(from our chvn correspondent.) - Mining is very nearly at a stand still during the holidays. The weather is keeping dry and hot. Unless it rains shortly things will be looking bad euough here. There is some talk of Pepper start ing the water shaft. Some of the miners washed a few loads of wash at the water shaft iast week. Ifc went fairly we!i. Dogger and Son washed a load for over 40s. Smithers and party washed the same. Riley and party's went fairly well. On the third of this month a good many of the claims will commence ,work again. The holidays passed over quietly here. Tha Annual Races were held at Eifield on Boxing Day, Although the day was very warm the attendance was good ; over 200 peopie were present. I am glad to see there is a great revival in horse racing here. The raring right through was very good. Medcalf Brothers deserve great praise for the way they worked to bring the race3 to a successful issue. Between j each race Mr. G. Collier's refreshment tables were well pa...
M'KENZIE AND THE RICHIE FUND. (TO THE EDITOR "WESTERN CHAMPION.") [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
(to the editor " western CHAMPION.") Sir,—In the last issue of the Cham Hon I saw a long letter of Mr. Mc Kenzie's, purporting to deal with the Ritchie Fund, but which in reality consisted in repeatedly making use of most unparliamentary language—in making base and cowardly insinuations and principally in Pharisaically hold ing up Mr. McKenzie before the public as a model man. He may be— or may not. As for myself, well, I will leave the public to judge—although they may not be in a position to see how people manage to get home in the small hours of the morning from any of the. gambling tables. But enough, I do not intend to obscure tho point at issue by adopting Mr. MeKenzie's style. Any scribbler can fill your columns, Mr. Editor, with choice specimens of that description, if you only give them sufficient latitude. I will not allow him to drag a red herring across the trail in that manner, I will keep to the point. I assert again that Mr. McKenzie made the statement " I know what y...
COWRA. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
COW.R A. ttffo..large of wheat on the Cairna of,Mr. Henry yTbittaker, Back Creek, were totally dectifoyed by fire on Friday morning. An eoa^lflyee of Mr, Whittaker'a was aroused by fcbe uoise of the conflagration at '&lt;3 a,rn. and he immediately gave the alarm, but by the time help arrived the flames had obtained ao firm a hold of the corubuatible material that literally -■nothing could be done to pvrcot the devouring element. The loss wao 1 estimated at over ,£300 On'New Year's'Bay, Mr. Andrew McCiymont, Provincial Grand Maater of the Bathurst District Independent Order of the Oddfellows, died at his residence, at Mulyau, Cowra, after a long and painful illness, which he bore with true Christain fortitude.
EARLY-CLOSING MOVEMENT. (TO THE EDITOR "WESTERN CHAMPION.") [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
SMM-61IWI HfflWEEiJiMt. (to THE EDITOR " WESTERN CHAMPION.") Sir,—Permit me (an employee of a late-closing house) to express the thankfulness I feel with the prospect of closing a5 6 o'clock looming in sight. A certain storekeeper re marked in §a handbill, circulated this week, that he intends closing so as to remove a stumbling block, or prevent himself being made the scapegoat for others—for which assurance much thanks, as it thereby smoothes the path to a happy issue—early closing. The public have only to turn up the issue of the " Champion," dated De cember 24, to see that Mr. Palmer expressed his willingness to close, provided all did likewise. So now that unanimity seems to 'oe fairly es tablished, amongst the "various store keepers, his business will be closed at 6 on and after January 10th. In conclusion we moat heartily thank the gentleman who recognises his late position as a stumbling block to the Early-closing Movement, for his action in closing, and although at present ...
ORANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
ORANGE. F.. .Grinstead, of the "Orange Leader" had the bad luck to.have hie hand crushed m a printing machine. *$he thumb was broken, but the in juries to the rest of the hand cannot be ascfiyfcftiped until the swelling abates, / JMr,.. . William Williaras, of East ©iraiigc,, died on Thursday at the age of 6® yeses. The event recalls mem? oriea of tk® great nnniug boom ex perienced loca% about ten years ago, ,when people went elmojafc crazy over mli&t was expected to develop into a ■ee^wd Broken Hill. viz, the Lewis Ponds .silver field. It was Mr. Wil iliams who $refc discovered the white jpietal in the Ponds
TRUNDLE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) This district waa plunged into deep sorrow when it became known that Mr. L. Simmons, of the firm of Sim mons' Bros., of Grassdaie, and oon of Mi\ H. Simmons, of Roseneath, had met his death by a gunshot wound, at hiB residence, last Tuesday morning. This sad accident, has deprived fond parents of a loving son, his wife and littler ones of an affectionate and exemplary husband and father, and the district in general of one whom it can ill afford to lose. Foremost in every movement; that tended to advauce the interests of the district in which he resided, and prominently identified with all tihe prominent bodies existant, his temperate and wise counsels can never more be availed of, nor his kindly face seen at our meetings. But the memory of his good example will live on, and serve as a stimulus to feebler hearts and weaker hands. His grieved relatives •should be comforted with the know ledge that their sorrow is shared by all, and his untimely end mourne...
RIVERIN A. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
RIVER1N A. The farmers of the Berrigan district, not being satisfied with the prices for wheat offered by millers, held a meeting last week and decided to erect a grain shed in the vicinity of the local railway station. It is pro posed to form a company and issue shares at £50 apiece. Mr Edward CreeK, a large land holder, who occupied the chair, said the establish ment of a grain shed was the only trump card the farmers had to play, as the buyers did nofc seem inclined to offer fair prices. Mr. E. J. Gorman, said the millers evidently looked upon the farmers as their game to play with,
A MUNICIPAL MATTER. (TO THE EDITOR "WESTERN CHAMPION.") [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
(to THE EDITOR " WESTERN CHAMPION,") Sir,—Will you kindly ailow me room in your journal to place a few facts before the ratepayers and residents of Parkes. Some tim.e v. ago 1; I had a petition prepared=.and signed by about (50) fifty . ratepayers arid residents to have (iren fell-street opened for traffic. " In due course it came before the Council, and .that body decided to have the eaid street opened and sent in a letter to that effect, saying it would be opened before the end of the year. I waited for some time and saw no signs of' the work being proceeded with. I then wrote to the Mayor, asking if it was the intention of the Council to have the street in question opened up. for traffic, atid received a reply to the effect that work would be completed by the end of the year. Nothing further having been done in the matter on or about (the 1st December 1897, I again wrote asking him if he had lost sight of the matter, re the above mentioned street* which he again promised to have ...
GRENFELL. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
G E E N F E Mr. E Matthews, who was un fortunate enough to be tbrowu off ac unruly horBe some weeks ago at Tandra and to have suffered severe shock and a serious degree of brain concussion, was taken to Sydney yesterday for Special treatment afc an institution in Darlinghurst.
THE WHEAT HARVEST. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
THE miM HARVEST. The Government Statistician's official estimate of the wheat crop places the harvest not far short of 10 million bush els, notwithstanding the effects of the drought which blighted the prospects of what, in the month of October, bade fair to be an unusually heavy yield. The complete returns show that the actual area sown to wheat was 1,191,309a, an incre ase of 16 per cent, over last year's area. Of this It is estimated that the area harvested for grain is 938,251a, giving a total yield of 9,745,000'bushels, or an average of about IOtj bushels per acre. The area cut for hay is very large, viz 253,058a, and it is safe to say that 150,000a of this was intended for grain, and had earlier prospects been realised the result would have been a yield of 14 million bushels. About 7,900,000 bushels will be required for consump tion during 1898, and 1,500,000 bushels for seed} so that it'would appear that not only has the colony produced sufficient for its own requirements, bu...
DUBBO. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
DUBii o; It will be remembered that some months ago, the committee of the Dul^o Hospital applied that a portion of the vote for the maintenance of pauper patients in public hospitals should be appropriated to the local institution. The matter was placed in the hands of Mr. S. Phillips, M. P., and. he has received a letter from the Chief Secretary stating that i§100 has been ordered to be paid to the credit of the Hospital. One by one the old residents of the west are passing away, and the latest to join the great majority is Mr. James Sparkes, of Barbigal. He was man ager in the early sixties for Mr. W. Forlooge, who then had large proper ties on the Darling, and when Mr. forlooge purchased Murrumbidgerie Mr. Sparkes came here with him, and1 continued as his first lieutenant for many years. He^ purchased some selections and did very well on them. Subsequently he bought Barbigal, on which he resided at the time of his death. A married woman named Hannah Grundy died suddenly at Hyandr...
Our Neighbours. WELLINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
(from our exchanges.) WBLLIN6T0 N. A party of Melbourne men has taken four SO acre blocks on. the town here for the purpope of mining for . copper etc., and are to start work shortly. It is expected from the prospects that it will prove even better than Cobar. A young man named Williams, who lives near Cum Creek, was riding into town when a dust storm came on. Not being able to see the road, the horse ran into a high stump, consequently the rider wa& thrown, and received a broken leg, and concussion of the brain. He is not of dangeii yet. The wheat crop ia all in, and has turned out much better than was expected. At Goonoo, Mr. Taylor got 120 bags from 16 acres.
ORANGE RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 7 January 1898
The annual race-meeting of the Orange Jockey Club was held on New Year's Day, and proved very successful. The weather was rather warm. The racing was good and the management (headed by the secretary, Mr. H. L. Caasidy) are to be com plimented over the way they carried out the details. There were a fair number of visitors from Parkes and vicinity ; but had a special train run to Orange and back on the same day we are sure fully half the sport, loving public of the district would have journeyed by it to the races. Results are subjoined » The Flying Handicap, of25sovs; 6 furlongs.— Buller's Merveilleux, 6yrs, 7st 61b, 1; McLean's Trichord, 5yrs, 8st 101b, 2 ; Rouse's Redoubt 6yrs; 9st 5lb, 3, Blair, Bridegroom, J.O., Ailee, Horus, and Kyogle also started. Trichord was favorite at 6 to 4. Mer veilleux won by a length comfort ably. Time lmin 18 2-5sec. Bublic Auction Stakea, of ISsovs,— Brown's Horus, .-lyrs, Sat 12lb, 1; Bates' Silence, aged, Sat 121b, 2 ; Maroney's Avenue, 5yra, 3. Loc...