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MEETING OF TAMWORTH LEAGUE TO-NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
MEETING OF TAMWORTH LEAGUE TO-NIGHT. The committee of the Tamworth New State. League' will meet at the Council Chambers at. 8 o'clock to-night, when important propaganda matters left in abevance' owinir lo the Christmas holi days will' be ?'??thoroughly discussed with a view to re-commencing- the campaign throughout the district. Now tlfnt Tam wortlr-League is in a solid financial position it is alble to go right ahelid with its plans for forming many Lea-' gues in the district and establishing a District Council under the Constitution. It is also desired to secure as many Tamworth delegates as possible for the Armidale, Convention, which is to be held the' third week in April;'
NEW STATE COLUMN. The Movement from Day to Day CAPTAIN CHAFFEY'S REPLY. To Messrs. Scully and McLelland. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
NEW STATE COLUMN. The Movement from Day to Day 1 CAPTAIN CHAFFEY'S REPLY. To Messrs. Scully and McLelland. Captain Chaffey, M.L.A., replies to the recent joint epistle of Messrs. Scully and McLelland, iM's.L.A., explaining why they voted against his motion tor the'.anpointm'ent of a Select Committee to. inquire into the financial aspects ,of the. New State proposal: — In' the issue ot the 'Daily . Observer' of ;December 31, .1920, appears a letter from ftfessrs. P. C. Scully, M.L.A. (Namoi), and A. McCleliand, M.L.A. tNorthern Tablelands), explaining their reasons for voting against miy motion .'n Parliament, which sought to appoint a Select Committee for, the purpose' of ascertaining the real position in regard to the establishment of a New. State in the .Northern districts. There v/as nothing wrong with the resolution; nor . with the \proposed per sonnel ?oCv.the committee. . ; . , .Messrs. Scully and McClelland now state they were not satisfied -with, the personnel of the committ...
TRAGEDY OF THE CZAR. EX-EMPRESS AND RASPUTIN. A "Saint's" Depravity. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
TRAGEDY OF THE CZAR. .EX-EMPRESS AND RASPUTIN. A 'Saint's' Depravity. .The third instalment of., the London. 'Times'- narrative of tho captivity and murder ot the'Czar deals with the 'Rasr putin legend' and the proud, domineer ing character of ithb. Empress. The' fol- lowing, are extracts: — The ex-Empress was the object of special ..hatred. .She completely domin ated her spouse -in the imagination , of the people. Proud, domineering', selt restrained, gifted; mystical she had been from youth. Nicholas never acted with out his wile's approval, except when he was separated from her, for instance, when he signed ihe writ of abdication. '- Jlany; Hustsiaiis ', attributed the Em press's failings to.'the lle'sse disease, the hereditary taint th'at had carried olt man1/ of Alexandra's -relations. The. fact', that her only, son .su/fered from, and^niight at.any moment die of it, only made h'enown' trouble worse. | Alexandra was nob normal. Her be lief in. Rasputin; indicated as much. The' ...
METAL MARKETS. SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
?METAL MARKETS. .SYDNEY. Wednesday. Standard copper, spot £72/2/G, three months £73/.7/G; electrolytic copper in gots, £S0 to £83; wire bars, £82/10 to £83;' best selected, £80/10 per ton; lead, spot £2-1/10, three months £25; spelter, spot' £20/12/6, three months £27/15; ' tin, spot £205/15, three months £210/12/G; silver, standard unrs, spot 3/5%, three months 3/5 7-8; fine .'silver, spot 3/9 1-16, three months 3/9 3-10. --
SINGLETON RAINFALL. SINGLETON, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
SINRLETON RAINFALL. SINGLETON. Wednesday. . The rainfall locally 'fbiv. 1.920;, totalled 27S4 points, as against 1G52 poinls for 1919. During the month of December tho .registration -was :: 692- -points, as against 224. points for .-.the' .'corresponding month 'of ' 1919. Last -yeaV's 'fillip was the v biggest annual regi'stratioii^aince'' 1914, when 12835 points'! ^ere'^; measured. Sbme'iblg fails haveybccurrediriDbcem-' ber, as fbllbwi— December'. 1909; . S54' points; .'1SS7, V 78S^; joints r'^92, '509 point's. Tlie jowest;registration;,fbr the' month were as 'follow i^lSlS, 22;points; 1912, 39 . points;. 1905; ^Svpoints;, 1908, ? 51 .'joints. Westbrpdk; recorded 3099 | points 'for 1920, and. Rqsedale'.register ed 2^93 ;ppintKfor.,thei..yea'r,. . ;.: .^
PRODUCE MARKETS. SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
. PRODUCE MARKETS. SYDNEY. Wednesday. A large quantity or chaff was on ol rer at Alexandria this morning, but prime oats were not large enough for requirements. Quotations: Wheaten chaff, choice 9/G to 10/, prime 9/, good 7/8 to 8/3, medium 7/1; oaten choff, good '6/10 -to; 7/11, -medium- G/; lucerne chalf, 5/11, 'to !)/;? lifcerno hay, 7/3; white oats,; 3/9; potatoes, 6/ to 7/; onions 9/ to 13/. ? - Sales:- Lucerne chaff, account R^'HIi Sutton, Nemingha,- 5/11 ; account Froa* son, Scone, 7/10; lucerne ha!/, account .UcAr.thu?r\Vest Maltland; 7/3. 1
ANOTHER BIG FIRE. AT HABERFIELD TIMBER YARD. Damage About £10,000. SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
ANOTHER BIG ME; AT HABERFIELD TIMBER YARD. Damage About £10,000. SYDNEY, Wednesday. A destructive fire occurred this morn ing at the yards of. the Australian Tim ber Company, at ifaberfield. A watchman named Irvine, discovered a great, pile of orogon in the western cor ner'well alight. The yard is covered by one big' shed, and the flames were leap ing high. .'??''? . :' The alarm was immediately given, and the whole of the Metrqpolitan ''? brigades were speedily on the scene. By the time four hoses were connected up- -the fl-o had almost demolished the stack of ore g'on, and had got a complete hold on tho shed. The flames speedily consumed dry and valuabie timber. Soon the whole shed was ablaze. The' flre-fighters confined their attention to the lower end of the mill yard, where there was a vast amo unt of practically new electrical machi nery. Tile flames were fanned by a stronir wind: and owing to tho heat it was impossible to get close to the seat of the, outbreak. iTIie roor of ...
LATE MARKETS Sussex Street. SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
LATE MARKETS Sussex Street. SYDNIOY. Wndnesdav. 1 Only a little business was transacted 'in Sussex-street this morning. Agent's were 'eager to sell, but 'buyers seemed in no mood to operate. xThere'wiis no alteration in- the prices of potatoes, Tasmanian prime Bis .mavcks commanding £10, Clarence R'iyersj £5. T^ore are still faiily large stocks on the wharves. The' greater percentage of the chaff available consists of oaten, and is scll jn'g at from £7 to £8. Owing to the shipping strike a good deiii ot Victorian and South Australian produce is coming by rail, and is there fore going to Alexandria markets. There are largo supplies 'of onions forward at the auctions,, and these are selling- at £9 to £10. i Millet is steady at £23 to £»0. Algerian -oats are abundant!, but white are short. There is not a ' very f good demand for either variety. White are hardly inquired for at 4/ to. 4/3. Al gerian generally are of good quality, and buyers prefer these to the highly priced white. Maize...
ORDERS AGAINST INEBRIATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
ORDERS AGAINST INEBRIATES. ? : : On ; account; of thelr,.,excessive*.' drink: ? .ing- 'of ?'liquor; .prohibition'- orders foivi^ pbriod; of^twel've'' inonths'.were'. made by. Mr.-\\^' 'iM;' ?Firipliami-^.Miijat ! the'Tanv-v wdrtlr 'J?bli'6e - Criupt '' yesterday; ' aKiilrisf'i Jolita'V.I-'.Honryy'yEdwayUs-'-.ana/^'.ThbiiiUii'' Jiimes ' CUrrqll. J v On a chavge of- being ' a' person \yho,'4iaibll'uaily-' used 'in'tbxK oating' liquors; to excess, John Henry Dentoh wSs ordered to 'be placed in the StiUe.Institutton at Long Bay under the Inebriates Act for twelve' months. Pblico and medical evidten'ce showed there had been GO convictions against defendant for' drunkenness, and that he was a' flrat-rato worker when sober.
NEWS OF THE NORTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
NEWS OF THE NORM .WARIALDA— Mr. A. Gittings, Stock Inspector, hp.n resolved word that it has been finally decided that ho shall exchange with L\Ir. Bretl, of Batlmrst MANILLA. — Recent University exami nation lesuits indicate th.it Mr. Alt' Me- Kessar, of Manilla, has qualified for the degree of Bachelor of Economics. The wheat is being hurried away. A special wheat train goes out daily. One day last week four special wheat trains went over1 the line from Tamworth to Barraba. Master 'Toz' MacDonald broke his arm on Tuesday. He was .playing with a tank, and rolled right over with, it, frac turing his .arm in the fall. ARMIDALE ? The marriages for 1920' at Armidale constitute a local record. 10C were solemnised. Curing the 'year there were 291 births (138 males and 153 fcrn-iies), and 91 deaths- (46 oalcs and 4.')t feraales). In comparison ..with 1EV19 births p.n .increase of 23, deaths a decrease of 39, .and inarriagelKan in crease of 29. _, - , Mr. ,W., McKay, _who has been in chaig...
"DIGGER'S" SORRY PLIGHT. Tale of Hard Luck. SINGLETON, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
'DIGGER'S' SORRY PLIGHT. . ?' Tale of Hard Luck. ' SINGLETON. ??Wednesday. t^A sad case came under notice during the week.., An ex-soldier, who 'resided here several years ago, and who, had four and .a- hair™years' war' service, in sluding. the 'Gallipolp landing and later, i n Franco, arrived in Singleton 'in, n! i .litijibte'', plight 'on Saturday night, ha v- I ng' tramped through the 'heat and,' dust ' from '.Brisbane, llo was 'on his' 'way south* 'to .the ^metropolis in quest of work. AUhdugh ho escaped wounding, | le was badiy.gassed.'in Prance, and the , ;ffects of tho 'poison 'were very appaY- I jnt whenever he ~$pokc. On Sunday 'I nornins he, called 'at the homo of an : -ld-time 'acquaintance, and' his-- story was i touching one. In 'the sweltering heat at Saturday'. ho had tramped ,,thiough from ' Muswellbrodk', 'his' only' refresli inent being provided'1 by his water bot lo. The, poor/ fellow 'was 'so weakened tiy privation, that he was able only to lo .but- poor justice ...
SHIPPING SERVICES. NO MATERIAL INCREASE LIKELY. Higher Subsidy Wanted. LONDON, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
SHIPPING SERVICES. NO MATERIAL INCREASE LIKELY. ? * , ? - Higher' Subsidy Wanted. r(United' Service).' ' LONt)0-f, Tuesday. 'Inquiries in .shipping circle's' sho\\ that there. is no7prospect ot material' in ciease in the Australian passenger ser vices until the end of the year. ? ' ;The P.' and O. and Oiient Companies are. making efforts towards -fortnightly sailings, ^uL it is problematical whether they can be maintained owjng to de lays! in re-constructing tho Malo-jaNind Mongolia,' and also the Orient Line's difficulty in re-constructing the recently purchased ex-Gorman vessels. The ' Companies declare that weekly mailings are impossible without a mail subsidy on a lar more-' generous scale than before the war. Sir Kenneth- Anderson, the shipping magnate, is sailing for Australia on the Ormonde. It- is understood he wilU ne got'ate with the Commonwealth on be half of the Orient. Company . , . - The Britisl) India Company's return to the Queensland trade does not indi cate an imme...
RABBIT AND SPARROW PESTS. ARMIDALE, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
RABBIT AND SPARROW PESTS. ARjMIDALE. Wednesday. The rabbit pest is again assuming a very serious phase in the Armidale dis trict. Owing to the low price offering for skins, hunters are inactive and some of the ? pastoralista favor suuoiu ing them to ensure greater destruction of the pest. ? Another pest which' is becoming a .serious menace to the district, is the sparrow. Where- hundreds of those destructive birds were to be found a few years ago, they can r.ow be num bered by the ' thousands. This 'year even the cherry crop was attacked, while just at present the pTums and apricots arc receiving attention. It looks as' if, 'as was the -case- with the rabbits, people will only .realise the ser iousness of the position, when it is for cibly impressed on them. .'
ARMIDALE RAINFALL. ARMIDALE, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
ARMIDALE RAINFALL.; a-RMIDALE, Wednesday. With the coming, of the rain. on ,i ues--, day evening, the extremely hot spell -m hot weather' came to an cnd.; , Tuesday night was decidedly on the chilly side^ —a wonderful transformation ?from the wreceding: _evenins.-.~^- * = ?-,; ????.'?-, -*'— ? For the year 1920, 30.701*.:' of - 'ram were roistered at Armidale. Though slightly1 below the average' for the dis-, trict— 32in.— nevertheless the ' total is infinitely 'belter than for 1919,; wlnur only 19 . 921n . were recorded . ? -:
TAMWORTH DISTRICT RAINFALL. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
TAMWORTH DISTRICT RAINFALL. The rainfall for the -year 1920, at Harowood Farm.P.R.C.S. area, Tamworth district, was as follows: January 299, February 159, March 9, ApriU-58, May 112, June 733, July 440, August 190,' Septem ber 244, October 58,, November 105. De comber 346- Total, 2753.
Mr. Peter O'Connor, Narrabri. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
Mr. Peter O'Connor, Narrabri. On December 28, Mf.: X' O'Connor; of Varrabri, received a telegram from his -ldest son. who is bookkeeping on n. sta ion west nf Lonereach. near Muttaburra ?Q.). to the offect that his brother. Peter, iad been killed as the result of an acci lont. The late Peter O'Connor sprved ?vith distinction during the war and re ceived the Military Medal as a snecial -ecosnition of bravpry on the field. A nonth or two ago hp pxpressed the de sire to so to Queensland to see his bro vher William, whom he had not seen ;ince before, the war, and the latest news ?irior to his death was to the effect that ?\e was doing very well. His narents re ceived a letter from him on the morning if the day upon which thpy received the iad news of his death. The late Mr TConnor — known .to everyone, in Narra 'sri as 'Peter' — was but. 27 years of aee ind though wounded in the hand while in active service, he w*as practically ^ound in health. After returning from France he accepted a ...
Mr. W. Parker, Narrabri. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Daily Leader — 6 January 1921
Mr. W. Parker, Narrabri. The death took place last, week '.of Mr. W. Parker, of Narrabri, the cause being mteric fever. The late Mr. Parker-was '.0. years of age. His wife predeceased 'iim seven years ago as the result of he same complaint Five children are' 'eft, the eldest' of whom is only eight 'ears of age. Mrs. Parker, the. mother 'f the late Mr. Parker, has been a re sident of the town for over 40 years. The hrep 'brothers and two sisters (Miss ?arker, of Narrabri,' an.d Mrs. J. Walsh, if Newcastle), were present at the fun -ral, which took place on the 27th in :tant, and was well attended. The ser Mce was conducted by the Rev Canon Villers Reid.