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WELLINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
WELLINGTON. At the nominations for the forth coming aldermanic elections, the fol lowing candidates were nominated : — Messrs. J. P. Clifford, Kenehaw, and Siegina (retiring), 'H. Flanagan, E. Hinvest, 0. Brown, P. Quinn, Silver stone, and Bergman. A great amount of interest is being centred in the reBult, and the various candidates and supporters are working very hard to secure their return, It appears that a very largely in creased area will be put under crop next season in the Wellington .dis trict. Mr. R. Tait has sold his farm on Bell River, Wellington Flat, to Mr. Galloway, who, we understand, is a landholder in the neighborhood of Coolabah. The price was ,£15 10s an acre. The Nanima lots are going off. Further purchases have been made by Mr. W.Pa Pridbam, Messrs Kennard Bros., Mr. JB. Carter, Mr. H. Nan carrow, Mr. W. G, Reinhard, Mr. T. M. Sherriff, and probably others. The throwing open of this laud for sale was a boon to Wellington, and the Manager of the Bank of Austral a...
COWRA. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
C 0 W R A. At the Police Court, on Tuesday, before the Police Magistrate, Thomaa St. George, on remand from Bathurst, was committed for triai to the Cowra Quarter Sessions, on a charge of stealing a watch from Mr. Johnson, Cowra. The annual meeting of the School of Arts subscribers were held on Tues day night, The annual report and balance sheet showed that the institu tion is progressing satisfactorily. The fsllowing officers were elected for the ensuing year :President, Mr J Miller, vice-presidents, Messrs Eeid and Stevenson; treasurer, Mr Thomas ; secretary, Mr W Irwin, committee, Messrs Ryall, H 0 West, Watterson, Brity, Quinn, Hartley, S Stevenson, Dignam, H C West, J McDonald.
RIVERINA. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
RIVERINA. A visitation of flying foxes has set Jn along the Murray. Enormous flocks are devastating the orchards, ana parties are being organised to visit their dens and destroy them. Splendid corn crops are to be seen on every hand. If all goes well the average yield will be very large. j The continued dry weather is having a very bad effect on the vines throughout the Corowa district, and although only a few weeks ago proapectB were encouraging, the con tinued absence of moisture is altering the aspect. Already several varie ties are turning color before they have reached normal size. Similar reports come to hand from Albnry and other parts. At Gilmore Creek Mr. A. Davis gathered 50 bushels per acre off five acres, planted with eight bushels of Hudson's early purple straw wheat. News from Berrigan states that there is a great scarcity of water, and that prospects are even worse than was the case last summer. Water is being conveyed per rail from Jerilderie, the Government supplyin...
Fi[?]eld. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
("from our own correspondent.) A day's sports, which were organ isei by Mr. Edward Strickland, of Gobondry, took place in the afternoon of Anniversary Day. The following were the events and results :—■ Boys' race, 12 to 15yrs, 75yd&— T, Colbran 1, H. Rand 2. .Girls' race, 8 to 14yrs, 60yds—F. Rand 1, H. Rand 2. All Comers' Handicap, lOOydt— H, Kelly 1, J. Gosden 2. Bovb' race, 7 to 12yrs, 60yds—J. Paton I, James Wilcox 2. Girls' race. 5 to 8yrs, 50yds—E. Page 1, F. Raud 2. Jj'ifield Handicap, 100yds—>W. Fredericks 1, G. Wilcox 2. Boys' race, under 6, 50yds—H. Williamson 1, John Wilcox 2, Hop, step and jump-—J. Gosden 1, J. Donaldson 2, Boys' lollie race—R. Faton. Girls' lollie race—E. Page. Consolation race—A. Donaldson 1 R. Wilcox 2. Sack Race, 120yds—J. Paton 1, H. Nichols 2. The officials were -Handicappers : Messrs J. Wilcox senr, E. Mason, C* Clifford ; starter: Mr. W. Wilcox; judge : Mr. W. F. Webster; referee : Mr. W. M. Hudson. The great fun of the' meeting was th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
" LEADED!" Doctors Attention. Sundry Medicines No Benefit. In Clements Tonic. ABYISKD A TRIAL RESULT incredible. AS WELL AS EVER Mi*. ISotoerl TntooarapsoM, Petersberg, S.A. Writes on May 3rd, 1897 -I have every reason to be thankful to Cle ments Tonic, it having cured me of lead poisoning and influenza. My case was aB follows :—Sis years ago, while working at Dry Creek Smelting Works, I became what is called u leaded.'1 This occurred three times. I was very ill, aDd had doctor's at tendance and medicine, all to purpose. My wife who is a firm believer in Clements Tonic advised a trial, and the result was almoBt incredible, for after a proper course of that excellent remedy, I was as well as ever, and have not felt any of the effects of lead since. Again, while employed at Manna Hill I had a most severe attack of influenza. I again turned to my former friend, Clements Tonic, and once more it proved to be the right remedy, for I quickly regained good health, and although influenza has...
Tichbourne. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
(l?KOM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) There is nothing of importance to note from this quarter, more tban the creek has been running for the last three weeks and water is plentiful all around. Through the late rain of an inch and a half, ploughing is in full swing, and the tillage this year is ex pected to be far in excess of that of the past. The usual Anniversary Day's racing came off mosfc successfully, and although it was confined to hack and pony racing yet the running was ex cellent—equally as interesting and not inferior to neighbouring big prize events on the same day. There wae a large attendance, principally of the farming commuuity, who, by all ap pearances, fully enjoyed themselvep,. and the sports passed off in a most regular an^S orderly manner. Mr. McMillan's bar was thoroughly patronised, and the dinner-table must have satisfied the bravmgs of at least two hundred. A few private matches came off on the Saturday following and the running was yery good. Eye blight is very pre...
Cricket Chatter. AUSTRALIA V. ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
AUSTRALIA V. ENGLAND. The fourth match of the series, was concluded on Wednesday, and resulted in'a'win for Australia by 8 wickets. The detailed scores were Australia—First Innings, McLeod b tLearne ... ... 1 Parling c ETeirno b Richardson... 12 Gregory b Richardson ... ... 0 Hill c Stoddart b Brings ... 188 I Iredale e Storer b Hearne ;.. 0 Noble c and b Hearne ... 4 Trott c, Storer b Hearne 7 Trumble c Mason b Storer - ... 46 Kelly c Storer b Briggs ... - *... 32 Jones c Hay ward b Hearne ... 20; Howell nob out ... ... l;... Sundries ... ... ... Total ... 323 j Bowling analysis : Hearne, six wickets for 98 runs, Richardson, two j for 102, Storer, one for 24, Briggs, one for 38, England.—First Innings. McLaren b Howell ... ... 8 Wainwright c Howell fo Trott ... 6 Ranjitsinhji c Iredale b Trumble... 24 Hay ward c Gregory b Noble ... ; 22 Storer c and b Trumble... ... 2 Druce l.b.w. b Jon os ... . 24 Stoddart c Darling b Jones ... 17 Mason b Jones .. .. .. 30 Hearne c Trott b Jones ....
Condobolin. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
(from our own correspondent,) The forthcoming municipal election promises* no little amount of excite ment, owing to the number of nomina tions hemg in excess of the number of aldermen required. The late manager of the Commer cial Bank (Mr, Thomas) has taken his departure for Sydney, where it is understood a higher position awaits him in the head office. The residents of the town gave him a suitable send off, which was accompanied by an illuminated address. The weather is slightly warm, but the nights are cool and very pleasant. A good downfall of rain would con siderably improve matters. The country on North Condobohn, which is about to be thrown open for selection, will be eagerly sought for, as it is considered the pick of the district for wheat growing, and will be largely used as such. A couple of cases of typhoid have been reported, but both, cases are of a mild form, and the patients are re covering rapidly. During the whole of the summer the health of the dis trict has been ...
Intercolonial News, [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] SYDNEY, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
JJBy Electric Telegraph.] - SYDNEY, Thursday. " Wheat is quoted at 3s 4d to 4a 2d; chickwheat at 2a lid to 3s Id. A case of small pox was discovered on the steamer Caledonien, which has arrived at Jjargs Bay, South Aus tralia. Stoddart and Ranjitsmhji admit the superiority of the Australians over the present English team. Stoddart says another team will, for certain, come out shortly and endeavour to take back the lost laurels. The Gippsland bush-fires continue. More townships have been swept away, the settlers fighting for their lives. The fires swept on them with awful rapidity. Children were lowered into wells, and whole families took refuge in dams. Many people have gone blind from the smoke and glare. Destitution abounds everywhere. A large tire has occurred at Auck land, a number of buildings being consumed. The loss is estimated at ■ £40,000, Charles Marshall, proprietor of Bondi Aquarium, pleaded guilty to-day to permitting dancing on Sun days, .and wa8 fined £10, with costs...
Forbes. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
(from our own correspondent.) At the election for the position of secretary, held in connection with the local P. A. and H. Associatioo, the ballot resulted in favor of Mr. N. A. Read, who was elected against seven others. Already the aspirants for Parlia mentary honors have announced their intention of standing. Mr. A. Gardiner, es-snember will speak in the various centres of the electorate at an early period, and while no date has been fixed for Mr. Reymond^ he too has notified his intention to seek re election. Several others are spoken of but so far nothing definite is known. A movement is on foot fco organise a half-squadron of mounted rifles. With the number of young in the | district, the task should not be j very difficult. I The weather is still very warm, Early in the week the thermometer registered lOldeg, which is only what | the average has been. The condition of the river is much i better. Fears were entertained tbat sickness would be the outcome of the flood, but fort...
LOCAL OPTION VOTE. (TO THE EDITOR "WESTERN CHAMPION.") [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
tJSM SPTfilE) TOH, (to THE EDITOR " WESTERN CHAMPION.") Sir,—Once more the ratepayers are called upon to say whether any more publican's licenses shall be granted within this municipality for the next three years. If it be decided that the present objectionable practioe of granting every application that is made to the Licensing Beneh shall continue, tl..-a that decision will obtain for the next three years. So, on the other hand, the ratepayers have it in their power to say that no addition to the present abnormally large number of licensed premises shall be made. The people at present engaged in this business, owing fco the severe com petition to which they are subjected, are by no means prosperous, and the difficulty'of making ends meet has, of course, a tendency in the direction of placing allurements in the way of those given to drinking practices. The quiet of many, parts of the munici pality is disturbed by the existence of places where men part with what ever of common sense...
Molong. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) Having returned to the important town of Molong once more, I will also return to my old post as the Cham pion correspondent of the Molong district. No pun intended, you know. It's my wit! Well we are to have a novelty in tbe shape of a municipal election on Saturday, and the following Rich mondo are in the field -John Black, George Packham, George Windred, and Eaton John Hamey. The bet ting is even money the miller, 6 to 4 the ex-Mayor, while the cordial maker and the boot manufacturer are at an equal price for third place. Great regret is expressed here at the untimely eud of Private Muntz, who met with a violent death on Saturday last, at Bathurst. The un fortunate young fellow was engaged to be married shortly to a local young lady. He was one of the Molong boys picked to go to England, and while at the Jubilee celebrations formed one of the Queea's bodyguard. Mr S. Pa Reynolds has definitely declined to contest the Molong seat, and the Molong, Cargo...
Latest Intelligence. [BY CABLEGRAM.] LONDON, WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
o TBy Cablegram.] LONDON, Wednesday. The tl Nove Vremya" newspaper at St. Petersburg complains of the exasperating tone adopted by the English Press in calculating the strength of the Russian feet. It says by sending her Baltic fleet to China, Russia would outweigh Eng land and Japan. A Russian steamer with 1500. soldiers, VI cannon, and quick-firing guns passed through the Boophorous en route for Tiadivostock. V A great blizzard has swept over the eastern States of America. The railwaysand highways were completely blocked by the snow. Boston is iso lated. The steamer Channel Queen has been wrecked off Germany ; IB were | drowned. i . ^
Our Sydney Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
(PROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.') The holiday was blessed with the moat perfect weather, and all places of amusement were thronged by in numerable crowds, who appear on theta occasions a well-dressed happy-hearted people bent on enjoymg themselves thoroughly, in one or other of the beautiful nooks about the harbour. The regatta was one of the principal pastimeB provided for the day, To the uninitiated observer the iregatta > was a very slow affair. There is a large ship moored with many flags bedecking her rigging, around which clustered scores of all kinds of floating vessels—ferry steamers, steam tugs, sailing and rowing boats, &c. This large ship is known for the day as the flag-ship,, and is generally moored in the narrowest part of the harbour water-way, probably to impress upon pleasure seekers in other directions the fact of its presence, as the ordin ary harbour traffic is either badly im peded or very much dis-arranged by it» However it is a yerv pretty sight, and s...
ORANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
ORANGE. A. Coulson reports, under Monday's date :—Fat cattle.—About 90 yarded. Opened dull but livened up towards the end, prices at close being unalterd from last sale, the quality yarded being from middling to inferior. For prime there is a good demand. Bul locks made to £4 3s, cows to £3 19s. 1 sold for Mr R Crollick, Forbes, 5 bullocks to £3 17s, 7 cows to &lt;£3 19s, 5 bteers to £2 16s, 3 heifers to £2 16s j for Mr John Sloane, Boslyn, 2 bullocks at £3 14s, 19 heifers and steers to £2 19s; for Mr J E Keenan, Keenan's Bridge, 3 cows from £2 15 to £3 2s. Store cattle.— I sold for Mr Culverson, 5 head mixed to £1 10s. Fat sheep.—-About 450 yarded. Market showing slight improvement since last sale. I sold for Mr J Olabby, 130 wethers at 5s 6d, 21 wethers at 4s 6d. Store sheep. —In good demand for both wethers and ewes. I sold for Mr E Hollahan, 173 ewes at 3s, 51 lambs at 3s. I have private buyers waiting to inspect and shall be glad to have particulars. Horses.—Market unal...
The Markets. PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
PRODUCE MARKET. Sydney, Wednesday s New South j Wales, wheat, inferior new 3s 4d to 3s 8d; prime new, 4s to 4s 2d. At Dar ng Harbor, prime continues scarce, in request; some parcels old wheat offering 4s JSF.S.W. flour, £10 10s to £11. Pollard 8£d, Oats, prime feed, 2s 5d; exceptionally good, 2s 6d; Medium, 2s 4d. Chickwheat 3s. Barley, Cape, 2s. Chaff, N.S.W., prime green, £4 to L4 7s 6d ; medium from L3 ; imported, prime, L4 ; medium from L3 10s, Oaten hay: Prime new rack, L3 10s to L3 17s 6d ; medium from L2 15s. Straw N.S.W. bundled, L2 5s to ii^ 10s; imported derrick, L2 5s. I
Mining Matters [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
Mining Matters* There is nothing new to repotC in miniug circles. The manager of the Bushman's reports having sunk No. 1 winze, 700ft level, 7ft during the week, making a total of 18ft. The reef is 9in wide carrying ounce stone. Level extended for week 8ft. The stopes are on usual quality atone. The battery was run 12^ days with 20 head and. five days with ten head of atampers; A total of 408 tons were crashed for 225oz. The cyanide plant treated 684r tons for 105oz—The Koh-i-nor battery and the P.Q,0, battery are at present idle.—Since our last the Wynn-Tre gurtha plates have been given another trial with a greater fall, and showed an improvement on quantity crushed of half a weight. We understood eight loads were sent over the patent plates for a return of 3dwt per load, while three loads treated by the old process.; yielded 4dwts to the loadi—Peak Hilli Proprietary : Drive on course of No*. 2 lode at 585ft level extended to 31ft 5 lode 3ft in face and shows free gdldl. Crushed 50...
Parkes Hospital. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
Partces Hospital. The adjourned annual meeting, of subscribers was held on>Tue3day night, Mr .T Medlyn in the chair; An apology for absence was read from Rev. F 0 Neild. The result of the ballot taken was announced as follows:—-Rev, F G~ Neild 75, U Foster 71, Father Cam pion 70, 0 J Brennan 67, H B Pulver 67, E Best 65, GW Seaborn 62, J Medlyn 61, P F Newman 60, S E Close 57, A G F Bollinger 55, T Pearce > , 55, W A Lowing 52, W J Woods R Thornbury 48, E McGee 45, W B Jones 35, J Warn 23. The first tlrir- ■ teen were declared elected, Mr Woods, who tied with Mr Lowing for thir- : teenth place, withdrawing. Messrs. Becke and Buzacott were appointed. ' auditors.
Interesting Figures. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
Interesting Fierures. Through the courtesy of Senior constable Ranford, we are enabled to publish the following -figures, which will no doubt be read with interest —In the Parkes police district, county of Ashburnham, there were 9443 acres under wheat for grain, during the past season. This yielded 109,024 bushels. A total of 4230 acres was cut for hay, yielding 3608 tons. The total area under cultivation in the county was 15,361 acres, showing an increase of about 3000 acres on last year's figures In the county of Kennedy, Parkes police district, 371 acres of wheat yielded 6590 bushels, while 156 tons of hay were taken off 146 acres.