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EQUITABLE LIFE SOCIETY. LONDON, September 30. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 7 October 1905
EQUITABLE LIFE SOCIETY. LONDON, September 30. ] JbiVidence taken at the omcial in quiry touching the management of the Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York shows that Hyde (the late president) and others used the fands of the institution to pay calls on railway stock, that the society did not receive interest on the money thus advanced, though it received the profits of its own similar simnltaneons investments. Other startling allega tions were saggested.
GENERAL CABLES. GERMANS IN WEST AFRICA. LONDON, September 30. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 7 October 1905
GENERAL CABLES. GERMANS m WEST AFRICA. LONDON, September 30. I Serions allegations have been made by tbe Boers against the German military authorities in Damaraland, in German Sonth-West Africa. These men declared that the Germans sus pended a native chief by tbe wrists for three days and nights, keeping him withost water. They then , hanged him, and compelled the in habitants to witness the execution. October 4. The Berlin press give prominenee to a startling conspiracy organised by the Boer settlers in German Sonth West Africa. It is alleged that a plan has been conceived by the Boers to raid the colony, steal the horses and cattle, and join the natives in expel ling the Germans. Andries de Wet, a nephew of General de Wet, has been arrested as ringleader of the move ment. A namber of other snspected persons and a quantity of arms and ammunition were also seized.
A WHALE CUT IN TWO. PERTH, October 2. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 7 October 1905
A WHALE CUT IN TWO. PERTH, October 2. When the mail steamer Urtoiia, which arrived at Fremantle from Lon don on Thursday, was a couple of days' Bteaming from Colombo, an un nsnal incident occurred. The vessel ran into a whale and cut. lite big animal clean in two. The captain described the sight as remarkable. The sea in the vicinity was dyed with blood, and the two' portions of the carcase floated on either side of the steamer.
SOUTHERN NEWS. CHINESE ON THE RAND. PERTH, October 2. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 7 October 1905
SOUTHERN NEWS. CHINESE ON THE RAND. PERTH, October 2. | Captain Frank Taylor, who has just returned from an extensive tonr of South Africa, refers to the Chinese on the Rand as a dirty, arrogant, unspeakable evil. Murders, rapine, assaalts, and robberies are rampant. The reason given for this is that the Chinese having run away from the mines, they eventnally become hard op, and as neither white man 'nor black man will help them, they have perforce to resort to the crimes men tioned. They think nothing of rob bing in broad daylight, and their presence is greatly resented every where. Captain Taylor expresses the opinion that they will not be allowed in the country again.
RUSSIA DESIRES FRIENDSHIP WITH ENGLAND. LONDON, September 30. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 7 October 1905
RUSSIA DESIRES FRIENDSHIP WITH ENGLAND. LONDON, September 30. Count .Lamsdorff, Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs, has declared that the Czar desired an entente cordiale and closer commercial relations with Great Britain. October 4. The Times says that if Russia is ready to agree not to advance further in Asia, it is absolutely fair and jnst that the rule should apply all round. If Russia will act on this principle she will open a new era pregnant with hope in politics in Asia and the world.
A DETONATOR ACCIDENT. PERTH, October 4. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 7 October 1905
A DETONATOR ACCIDENT. PEBTH, October 4. An accident, doe to the explosion of a dynamite detonator, happened to two small boys, Willie Shingler and Alfred West, at Brown Hill last even ing. The boys were playing around the dnmp at the Brown Hill lease when a piece of fuse with a detonator : attached was found by one of the boys. A box of matches was promptly procnred. Shingler held the detona tor in his right hand while West lit : the fuse. In the explosion which fol lowed Shingler had his hand badly shattered. Three fingers were blown off, his face was badly cat, and he was braised about the head, face and arms. A brother of Shingler who was stand ing a short distance away sustained slight injuries through the force of the explosion. A small piece of copper wire was embedded in one of his arms and another small piece in the top of his head.
PILBARRA RAILWAY. PERTH, October 3. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 7 October 1905
P1LBAEURA RAILWAY. PERTH, October 3. It is probable that something prac tical will be done next week towards providing railway facilities for the Pilbarra goldfield. The Government propose to invite tenders immediately for the construction of the line. A representative of Eastern capital has already expressed his intention of sending in a tender, and Mr. A. E. Morgans is likely to submit an offer. If a satisfactory proposal is received the Government intend to try and put the matter through before Christmas.
GENERAL ITEMS. PERTH, October 4. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 7 October 1905
GENERAL ITEMS. PEETH, October 4. The Coolgardie Redemption mine has cleaned up 70 tons, crashed at the public battery, for a return of 149 oz. gold. Five hundred tons of stone crashed at the Fingall mine, Murchison, dur ing the week yielded 2,600 ozs. gold. At the criminal court yesterday Michael Carr was found guilty of un lawfully wounding Constable Watts and was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment. Yesterday morning a liouse at Leederville, occupied by Jo&eph Wil son, was burnt down. A dray and horse in a stable close by were also burned. A fire broke out in a house at the corner of Stirling and Padbury-streets yesterday morning. Three rooms with their contents were damaged. The funeral of the late Mr. R. G. Burges took place at York yesterday, and was one of the largest seen in the district for many years. The revenue and expenditure re turns issued by the Under-Treasurer on Saturday show that at present the deficit is £63,445. Evidence tendered before the Tariff Com...
ANOTHER DISAPPEARANCE. PERTH, October 5. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 7 October 1905
ANOTHER DISAPPEARANCE. PERTH, October 5. j On Tuesday morning the mysterious disappearance of yet another man was reported to the police. George Hall, who carries on business in Victoria Park: as a baker, informed the police that his brother Sidney Hall had gone out at 8 o'clock on the previous morning in charge of a liorse and cart for the purpose of delivering bread and had not returned home. Early yesterday morning the police commenced to search for the missing man along the Peninsula Road, May lands, and found the cart in the bash near Maylands railway bridge. There are indications that the horse had been tied up to feed, as the harness was in the cart and the horse and reins are missing. In a bread basket in the cart was found the following note in Hall's handwriting : " God help me, I'm done for. Don't look for me; you can't find me. Best love to wife and children."
ROEBOURNE NEWS. ROEBOURNE, October 1. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 7 October 1905
ROEBOURNE NEWS. ROEBOTTRNE, October 1. Mr. S, L. Burges is shipping from Point Sampson per tbe s.s. Charon for Geraldton market 1,000 fat sheep, and intends ship ping 2,0tJ0 for Fremautle on the next down trip of the Saltan. Last night a serious row occurred at Dixon Island, near Cossack, on board the schooner attending the pearling luggers belonging to Messrs. L. Prince and F. Good. The Japanese crew appeared in open mutiny, and the white men were placed in a serious position. The Malays, however, came to their assistance, the ringleaders were overpowered and brought into Cossack, where they will be cliarged. In the local court before Messrs. A. C. Gillam and H. J. Watson, J.'sP., Dr. Maun- sell sued the Loeal Board of Health for £26 5s., salary as health officer since 1903. at JB10 10s. per annum. In 1903 Dr. Brown was paid a fee of ,£10 10s. by the board for an exhaustive report on the sanitary state of the town, and at the time he was acting as locum tenens for Dr. Maunsell, and...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 7 October 1905
LOCAL AND GENERAL. . Arrivals. - Mesdames Pincombe and Skinner and Mr. Stansmore arrived from Fremantle yesterday. KESTErCTED In MIGRANTS.-A batch of sixstowaways (Chinese) were discovered on board the s.s. Paroo. They were landed at Carnarvon, -and are being despatched to Singapore by the s.s. Minilya. THE FORESHORE.-Mr. Thompson arrived yesterday from Fremantle. We under stand his mission is in connection with the improvements to the Carnarvon foreshore which the Government intend carrying out. GOVERNMENT LAND SALE.-Four town ship blocks in Cleaver-street-, Carnarvon, were offered for sale on Wednesday, Mr. Townsend wielding the hammer on behalf of the Lands Department. Lots 138 and 139 were knocked down to Mr. W. E. Fen ner at .£36 and J£34 respectively, lot 140 to Mr. L. Buck at £25, and lot 141 .to-Mr. M. Culhane at £26. The unset urice of these blocks was M20. CHURCH - NEWS.-The Rector (Rev; W. Sharp) states: A parishioners9 meeting is to take place in the Court-house on Sunda...
STOCK AND STATION NEWS. [Items of news intended for publication in this column will be gladly welcomed.] [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 7 October 1905
STOCK AND STATION NEWS. [Items of news intended for publication in this column will be gladly welcomed.] The following return shows the number of live stock in each of the Northern magisterial districts on December 31st, 1903, and is taken from an advance sheet of Part VI[. of the Western Australian Year Book for 1902-4, kindly lent us by the Sesident Magistrate if Mr. Fossl Hors's] Cattle East Kimberley Kimberl'y Goldfi'ds West Kitnberley Brooiue Pilbarra Roebourne Peak Hill Aehburfcon Gascoyne Total 512 3,667 1,626 478 4,274 3,813 922 2,988 3,568 10,013 150.228 120,441 14,712 34,852 13,691 9,056 7.853 27,815 ... 21,848388.6611,459,509 Sbeep. The report of the Lands Department for 1904-. -which has just been published, eon tains the following reference to Mr. C. R. H. Clifton, formerly manager- of Mr. Burges' Cooyapooya station, Roebourne, and who has now settled down to farming pursuits in the Gyambygine (Torli) dis trict:-" Among the foremost in effecting substantial improvements...