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Personal [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
Personal A farewell social, tendered to ' Rev. S. Bennett on the eve of his .departure from Franklin, will be . held in the Franklin Congrega ,Yi; tional Church to-morrow night. ' .An attrative musical programme ' been arranged. ^
FRANKLIN'S WATER SUPPLY. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
FRANKLIN'S WATER supply; TO .THE EDITOR.' .-SIR,— First permit, me, Sir, to congratulate you and those asso-. ciated with you upon the enter prise you have shown in starting a newspaper in the Huon. By so doing you have supplied . a long felt want, and everybody who' has the interests , of the district at heart should put their- best possible efforts forward to make your journal a permanent and strong institution in their riiidst. Having said so much on that point, I now desire to make use qf your valuable columns to draw attention to a matter that vitally concerns this particular portion of the district. It is the question of a water supply for Franklin. The recent dry spell, though, perhaps, causing a good household, has served at least one good purpose, and that is, to force home to residents of this town the urgent need there is for some steps being taken to provide a water supply. It needs no words of mine to commend such a pro posal, as, view it. as we may, it is indisputably ...
RAIN AT LAST! [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
RAIN- -A/T LABTj:; , The prolonged dry spell expe rienced has at last' been ' broken.' At a late hour night small rain drops fell from an ominouslook ! ing sky,' and although there . was a 0x191 vcossasion wie.; ttioyvnpu.uf. iucro.ascd, . about '''' half ah ~ hour after'midiright, ; and intermittent showers continued till the hour ! of going to press. «.This. change Will' be heartily welcomed b-y resi dents throughout the Huon dis trict; ? ' ' -? ? .
Current Topics. LOVETT'S PROSPERITY. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
! Current Topic®. ^ JLOVETT.'S PROSPERITY There is every promise here (writes^ our Lovett correspon dent) of fruitgrowers enjoying a bountiful harvest this season. un every side of the district pros perity is smiling openly. Many of our orchards are laden aB they have seldom, if ever, been before, while the crop generally will, it is expected, approach very near to a record one. The task of picking is now well in hand in many quarters, and everywhere, in orchard and packing sheds! and on our wharves the scene is such as to demonstrate that the season is well upon us. All that is required now are good prices, and given- this the remarkable progress that has characterised Lovett for a long time will be further stimulated.
QUEENSLAND. FAMILY OF THIRTY-TWO. A QUEENSLAND RECORD [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
QUEENSLAND. ? FAMILY OF THIRTY-TWO. A QUEENSLAND RECORD . At the Goombungee show last week -mention was made of the fact that' a prize had been offered for the largest family in the dis- j | trict, and the - Minister of Agri culture humorously issued - a challenge on behalf of his district (Mackay), where, lie said; there, was a . man with a family of 24. One of the farmers at the show shattered this record by stating he had a family of 32. He is said to have been twice married.
FRANKLIN BRASS BAND. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
FRANKLIN BRASS} J34ND. It now seems within the range ! of probabality that, at a not far! distant date, Franklin will once again be able to boast a brass band in full P*nir)or nr/lA* ? . O'™ O ill 1U' cent times very little has been heard of this combination, but now certain of our local instru mentalists are stirring them selves to activity. At a 'meeting of th& members of the band held on Saturday night last (a report of which appears in another column) it was decided to request the Outside pommittee to meet the members on Saturday ' next to discuss the question of engag ing a professional bandmaster. This is certaimly a commendable1 step, and it is to be hoped that the desire of the members in this1 regard will be accomplished. inSSSSSSSSSSl
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
THREE IMPORTANT ITEMS. ? ' RELIABLE WATCHES. -/ ? RELIABLE JEWELLERY \ | RELIABLE SPECTACLES. :~ To those living outside the City especially, the 'Watches and Spectacles are of .great importance. The Butterfield Lever Watch at 20/- is known favorably all over Tasmania. The same can be said of my reputation as an Optician in correct ing all errors of Defective Eyesight. A. BUTTERFIELD, JEWELLER AND OPTICIAN, 101 ELIZABETH STREET, HOBART. A. MACROW & SONS Proprietary Ltd. '?-'..Complete House Fawniohero. THE CHEAPEST HOUSE !N HOBART FOR Furniture Furniture Furniture Pianos Pianos Pianos Phonographs Phonographs Phonographs ? i CALL AND INSPECT OUR ... SADDLE BAG SUITES, £8 10/, LEATHER, £6 15/. PIANOS, Small Deposit, 5/ Weekly. If not convenient to pay cash, we will give you 12 months credit for 2/ in the £ extra on our cash prices. ,rv ( WE COMFORTABLY FURNISH 3 ROOMS FOR £17 10/ - \5i3f CASH, OR £19 5/ WITH 12 MONTHS' CREDIT. V I Edison Phonographs & Records. , Edison...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
We Guarantee That by shopping with us YOU SAVE TIME AND MONEY, and also gain satisfaction. . On all orders for CI and upward, accom panied with payment, we will prepay steamer freight. Our goods landed on your wharf will cost no more than the lowest city prices. WE ARE COMPLETE HOUSE FUR NISHERS. The Newest and most up to-date goods always on hand. Scarr's Happy Home Store. ELIZABETH STREET, HOBART. Births, Marriages,. Deaths Advertisements under these headings are published at 3s per insertion. Every notice for insertion must be authenticated and bear the name and address of the sender. BUSINESS NOTICES. WATSON BROS. ELIZABETH AND WARWICK STS. MONUMENTAL MASONS. Granite, Marble, and Freestone Monu ments and Headrtones in all Designs. Inscriptions Engraved. Send for Designs and Prices. The RUBBER STAMP CO. 116 COLLINS STREET. Supply Every Kind of Rubber Stamps, Easy Sign Markers, Inks, Pads, Figures, Linen Markers, Indelible and Quick Dry ing Inks, Etc. Country 0rder3 promptly atten...
THE FRUIT STEAMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
THE FRUIT STEAMERS. The White Star Liner Suevic, was ?timed to leave Hobart last night fpr Lon don via portB. She was to take about -48,000 cases of fruit, a small portion of which was for Germany, the remainder being for the- Engiish market. The ss. Telamon was expected io leaVe Sydney yesterday for Hobart, where she is duo on Friday morning. She is to load apples for London and Liver pool. ' ? ? ' ? ' The Orient liner, Orontes, leaves Syd jaey ;to-day for Hobart, being due to arrive here on Friday morning. j
SHIPPING. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
SHIPPING. ; The s.s, Paloona, left Sydney yesterday | for Hobart, where she is due on Thurs day. She leaves Hobart on Tuesday next on the return trip. _ The barque Marjorie Craig, from Syd ney arrived at Port Esperance on Mon day! She left the N.S.W. capital on 'fiVh. 22. thus completing the passage in 7 The B.s. Westralia, left Hobart for Sydney at 10 a.m. yesterday. She is due there on Thursday morning. ? The barquentine Sp.ecul.ant is now load ing timber at Port Esperance for Port Pirie. . The steamer Oronsay, 3761 tons, ar- ; rived at Southport at 11 a.m. on Monday, under charter to the Huon Timber Coy. to load 2,250,000 super feet railway sleepers for Calcutta. t The New Zealand Shipping Coy s fitgnrner Rimutuka, from London, via Capetown is due at Hobart to-day.
MYSTERIOUS ANIMAL. RHODESIA'S STRANGE MONSTER. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
' MYSTERIOUS ANIMAL. RHODESIA'S STRANGE MONSTER. The following details, supplied by a correspondent of the 'Buluwayo Chroni cle,' supplement previous accounts con npvnins native reports as to the exist ence of a living dinosaurus or brontos aurus, in tlie unoxplored swamps ol ] Rhodesia. The correspondent of the 'Chronicle' spjnt some eightoo.i months in the Kafue Valley and it was the statement of Mr Chubb, ot ,he Ilhodesian Museum, repudiating Hen Carl Hagcnbeck's published remarks as to native rumours, that led him to take the matter up, though, personally, he confesses himselt a sceptic. 'Anyone who has spent much time m the Kafue Valley,' he says, and been at all observant of native cus toms, or interested in their folk-low will bear me out when I say that^ aii iUm,- Wends and superstitions -.eem with reference to such a reptile, and that, especially from the Lunga^ and ] Kafue junction upwards, they firm'.v i believe there is such a creature. \\hiUt there I constantly heard ab...
LIGHTNING SHATTERS TREE. THREE NARROW ESCAPES. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
? LIGHTNfN(3- SHATTERS ' ''''TREE. ; THREE NARROW ESCAPES. A large ironbark tree, some 15ft in circumference, standing near the residence of a Mr Nunn at Golden Bar, was struck by lightning on Saturday evening was shattered to atoms. Mr Nunn, who was repairing a fence 20 yards away, was thrown down ai}cj rendered. insensible. Several flying fragments fell qn fyirq, but they were all small pieces/ Mrs Nunn, who was standing some few feet from her -}-?-??: was thrown down 'by tho concussion. i\frs IIill? a visitor, who was on the doorstep, waq hurled to the ground, and severely ' shaken. Only, a few seconds before the occurvenco. had been under the tree. Mrs Nunri's 03cv;-c 'was equally sensational, as_a piece of timber the size of a railway sleeper fell beside her while she was prostrate on the fjr-ouud. The ground in all direc tions was strewn with^ leaves and fragment's 91 vfootf,
GOLD BEFORE LIFE. REMARKABLE SCENES. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
GOLD BEFORE LIFE. REMARKABLE SCENES. But for their anxiety to save their money tho twelve Lascars who were drowned in the collision between tho Ellerman liner Arcadian and tho Glas ctonmer A vr shire in the Irish Sea might have saved their lives (says the 'Daily Express'). Graphic descriptions of the remark able scene that followed the collision were given by members of the Arca dian's crew, who reached Liverpool on January 3, - ' . When tlio first shock was felt the I Lascars, fearful of losing the most tri flino- -nfirsonal possessions, packed, all their belongings into parcels which they tied with coloured handkerchiefs. They then dashed up the ladders m frantic haste, but as soon as they reached the deck many of them were washed into the sea. _ . Ono man, who reached the! deck just as the liner was sinking, evidently real ised that all hopeor escape iromu^ui. had vanished. With Eastern fatalism he knelt down, bowed his head— with the coloured handkerchief containing his treasure...
SHOT BY HER SON. A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
SHOT BY- HER SON./ A TRAGIC : ACCIDENT. A tragic shooting fatality oc curred at Jnglewood on Tuesday, when Mrs ' Puckey, aged 73, the widow of a well-known mining manager, was accidentally \ shot by her son Alfred, aged .29 years. The son had been shooting on the previous day, and apparently left a cartridge in the gun. On Tuesday he was opening the breech to clean the gun, and the cartridge exploded. The whole charge struck his agefl mother just above the knee, shattering the limb. Dr. Adams was called in immediately, and stopped the flow of blood. Dr. Jackson and Dir. Deravin were also in attend ance as auioklv as nnaaililo Amputation was considered necessary, but it was thought that the shock would be too great, and the operation was deferred. Though retaining con sciousness, Mrs Puckey never rallied, and death ensued at half past 6 on Wednesday evening, amputation not having been per formed. Much sympathy is felt for the son, who was the unwit ting cause of the fatality.
FOR DEFECTIVE EYESIGHT. THE "PLANET" TEST. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
FOR DEFECTIVE EYESIGHT. THE ''PLANET' TEST. I Commander Wilson Barker, R.N.R., who was nominated by Trinity House to test the eyesight of M. John 1 rattles, the Stockton-on-Tees ship's mate who is alleged by the Board of Trade to be 'red blind,' . maue ma leyuii,. resumed enquiry at the Imperial Col lege of Science on January 4. It will be recalled (says the Ex press') that Mr Trattles was recently requested by the Board of Trade to re turn liis certificate, becauso ne failed m the colour-vision test on three occasions out of six. i Commander Barker stated that when the test began on the Trinity House yacht Irene Mr Trattles and he took »p a position on the bridge, and the formci „:;j-„,i lir/Vi+.s and described their colour with a facility equal to that of the commander and the look-out man. . , , x Commander Barker pointed to two planets, and asked Mr Trattles to de fine their colour. The planets, the com mander explained, were . Mars and Saturn, but Mr Trattles did not know this....
PRINCESS'S DEBTS. INTERESTING DETAILS. A TOTAL OF £600,000. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
PRINCESS'S DEBTS. INTERESTING DETATlS. A TOTAL OF £600,000. Tne 'Neues Wiener Tagblatt' pub lishes somO interesting facts supplied by a j-ersonage belonging to Court cir cles regarding tlio liiutruiaiice of JL'riii cess Louise of iselgium and tho pros pects of payment lor her creditors. Some days ago tiie Emperor lu-ancis Joseph lvceiveu i'rinco I'hiLp of Uo burg,the divorced husband of tho Prin cess, in a long audience at Schonbrunn Talace. The solo subject of their con versation was tlio Princess' financial position. Tne steward of the Imper ial household at Vienna arranged a composition with her Vienna creditors some six years ago. Her debts then amounted to 3,724,000 kronen (about £149,000;. Of this sum Prince l'hilip paid 1,311,000 kronen (about £54,000j, and tho Princess' curator paid a fur ther 895,000 kronen (£3o,OO0), this iatter amount being derived from tho [Emperor's private purse. As to the remainder, amounting to 1,208,000 Kronen (£48,000;, tlie Princess has oeen oblig...
ASSAULTS UPON WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
ASSAULTS UPON WOMEN. Again the police, have been called upon to bring to justice miscrea-nts who are roving about uncontrolled amongst the community) terrifying and seeking to assault unprotected women and clul ren.' Unless these wretches are arrest ed T-ublic indignation concerning con stabulary ineptitude will be ovinccd in no unmeasured manner. On Wednesday night (says the 'Age') a widow lady living at Jolimont while going home across the Jolimont railway bridge was assailed by a man who acted in a blackguardly manner towards her. Sho managed to elude him, and arrived safely homo, but in ail hysterical state. She was able to give ' such a good, description of the man that the police navo no uo u o o im culprit is identical with tho scoundrel who attacked a little girl at Spring Valo a week ago. The man, who rode a bicycle (which ho left standing a few yards away), was oft 7in in height, thin build, dark complexion, blacl liair. He wore dark trousers and vest but no coat or hat. T...
ATHLETICS. SOUTH FRANKLIN SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
ATHLETICS. SOUTH FRANLIN SPORTS. The Committee ,of the South Franklin Sports Association have! reason to be gratified at the re sults of which haye attended their enterprise in connection with the Athletic Sports Meeting to be held on the 16th inst'. A xoxai oi -jLou enxries nav^e Deen received for the . different events, and the entrants include '? all the champions from all parts of the State, and therefore an excellent day's sport, from the spectacular standpoint, is assured. An un usually keen interest is being manifested in the meeting, par ticularly in the principal event of the day — the £50 Sheffield. The chances of the different con testants in this event are being very freely discussed in Hobart among the spqrtirig section of the community, the popu lar fancy ..resting .between L. Hay, of Franklin, and J, Parker, of Hobarj, both of whom are on the ll^yds mark. The meeting is looked upon as one of the most important held in the State, and it is almost cer tain to attract a ...
THAT BIG FIGHT. TOM SHARKEY'S OPINION. "JIM JEFFRIES WINS ANYWAY." [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
THAT BIG FIGHT. TOM SHARKEY'S OPINION. '.I1M JEFFRIES WINS ANYWAY.' Tom Sharkey, the big fighting sailor man, who was born north of the Boyne, tho champion of many a ring battle, has fought Jim Jeii'ries twice— both fierce encounters. His opinion on the big light between J acu jonnsou and Jim Jeffries, fixed for July next, is worth knowing. '1 feel confident, bo says in a special article contributed to the 'New York American,' that Jim- Jeffries will collect the big end ot the purse when he meets Jack John son next July.' And lie states his reasons for his confidence in his own racy style. ACHING FOR A FIGHT. There is ono wail that lias never stopped sinco Jim Jeffries signed up for this battle. The croakcrs have chirped, without drawing a ionS breath: 'Jeffries will have to get back w. ' Ono would think that Jim Jeffries was an ordinary citizen. Let mo tell you a thing or two-. Jim Jeffries is the kind of tighter produced but onco in a century. He is com posed of tough fibres incas...
EIGHT-OARED TEST RACE. HONOR TO HUON ROWERS. THREE PICKED IN SOUTH CREW. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 2 March 1910
EIGrHT-OAREI) ... TESTRAQE. HONOR TO HUON ROWERS. THREE PICKED IN SOUTH CREW. By their decision in connection with the choice of the crew to represent Southern Tasmania in th? eight-oared . test race to be rowed on the Derwent on March 19 the selectors have thrust dis tinction upon three Huon rowerB. They have included £hree mem bers of the Franklin Club in the final selection, viz., J. Phillips, W. Wicks, and- Percy : Wicks, while it is quite on the cards that one of their number — W. Wicks — will be asked to , Btroke Nthe Southern crew. ? ? ? : This is undoubtedly a tremen dous honor alike to the mon and the club to which they belong. Furthermore, it should give a great stimulus to rowing in this part of the State, in so much as it shows that no young oarsman who engages seriously in this branch of sport knows when dis tinction is likely to fall upon him. Rowers here have water that is- not surpassed,' if equalled; in any part.' of ' the State in 'its suitaMlity for rowing, more p...