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A Serious Accident. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
- A Serious Accident. A, serious accident befel a teu-^ ear old daughter of Mr. James Ford, of Bushman's Hill, a few days ago. The child was playing on a plough, and falling backwards struck her head against a bolt or nut. A compressed fracture of the Bkull resulted. Dr. Johnson, with Dr. Boazman, removed the compression, and at latest ac counts the little sufferer was doiag as well as possible under the circum stances.
Municipal Election. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
Municipal Election. Mr. C. Fisher, jun. has called on, us to deny a false and malicious rumor that appears to have got into circu lation, to the effect that if he were elected an alderman he "would at once set to work to" cut the Council's, workmen'^ wages down from 7a to 6s a day. While recognising that the cutting down of wages is detrimental;, to any and every man in business, he takes this opportunity of giving this base report an unqualified denial.*
A Condobolin Chip. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
A Gondobolin Chip. An advice from Condobolin reads Notwithstanding the failure of the rain at a critical period in the wheat's growth, an average yield of 16 - bushels per acre has been obtained in the north-western portion of the district, embraced in the Melrose, Mowabla, Walker's Hill, Naogeribone, and Palisthan holdings. Large quanti* ties of wheat continue to arrive at the local mill, Large quanti ties, however, have been held back in; different - part&v of the district^ pending the taking over of the railway by the Government, when it will be1 dispatched to Sydney,,
To Hand. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
To Hand. We have to thank Messrs Angus and Robertson For a copy of an ably written essay on " Popular Govern ment and Federation," by Mr, A. B. Piddington, M.P. ^he same firm of publishers have also forwarded usthe results of the second annual Writing. Competition in connection with the Australian Copy Book9 and the syl labus for 1898, We will be pleased;: to show this latter to any of our, young 'friends who will call at the office.
Small Debts Court. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
Small Debts Court. The following cases were disposed of on Wednesday before the Police Magistrate :—Municipal Council of Parkes v. E Boom, claim £1 3s 5d, rates ; verdict for amount.—Same v. Henry Draper, claim 16s 5d, rates ; verdict for amount.—Same v. James Donon, claim £1 3s 6d, rates ; verdict for amount.—Same v. John Mearns, claim £2 2s, rates; verdict for amount,-—Same v. Thomas Reid jun., claim £1 17s 5d, rates; verdict for amount.—-Same v. C Spicer, claim £1 1s, rates verdict for amount.— Same v. H C Salmon, claim £1 11s 6d, rates ; verdict for amount.— Goudge Bros. v. H Machlan, claim £3 2s 3d, goods sold ; verdict for amount.—T J Wallace v. J H Ryan; &nbsp; postponed.
Municipal Election. NOMINATION DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 4 February 1898
Municipal Election. NOMINATION DAY. The official nomination of candi dates, in connection with the Parkes Council vacancies took place at noon on Tuesday. There was a fair num ber of ratepayers present. The Mayor presided, and announced the receipt of nominations on behalf of:— ALDERMEN. Edward McGee, baker, Parkes. John Medlyn, hotel-keeper, Parkes. John A. Rose, auctioneer, Parkes. Harry Bowditch, newspaper pro prietor, Parkes. Constantine Fisher, jun., produce merchant, Parkes. John Warn, mine manager, Parkes. AUDITORS. Edmond Best, draper, Parkes. George Willacy, saddler, Parkes. There only being two nominations for the position of auditors these were declared duly elected. The Chairman then called on the candidates to address the ratepayers if they so desired. Mr. McGee said if elected he would do his level best for the good of the town and district. There was a lot that required doing, and he hoped whoever were elected would work in harmony and put their shoulder to the wheel ...
Latest Intelligence. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.] SYDNEY, THURSDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 11 February 1898
St [By Electric Telegraph,] SYDNEY, Thursday. Wheat is quoted at 3a 4d to 4s 2d; chickwheafcat 2a 4d to 3s 4cl. The clause in the Commonwealth Bill providing for the amendment of the Constitution was agreed to with | out amendment. Bush fires continue to rage through out Tasmania, Thirty homsieada were destroyed at Port Cygnet. A large number of settlers were entirely burnt out at Franklin, Humville and other placea. Several lives were lost. Distressing reports have also been ; received from Lauoceston. The cricket match was resumed to-day, McICibbin only added ; eight more to his overnight I score. On Howell joining Newell most sensational batting ensued. Newell remained content with keep* ing up his wicket, while Howell hit out with extraordinary power and * precision and put up 95 runs within an hour, hitting four fivers. The last wicket put on 110 runs, being the most extraordinary display ever seen on the ground. Howell made 95 and Newell not out 68; total with sundries, 574. A...
Political Campaign. MR. GARDINEK'S ADDRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 11 February 1898
MR. GA-RDINEK'S ADDRESS. Oa Tueoday nighfc0 Mr. A. Gar diner,, es-member for Aohburntoooip addressed a.large number of electoro ia the Royal Hall, The Mayor (Mr0 Lowing) preoidedj and! in opening the meeting ooid Mr. Gardiner assumed ..him he was cot appearing before them as a candidate, but merely to find out if it were the desire of the electors that he should contest the. oeafe at the coming election. He then called on Mr. Gardiner to give his address. .Mr. Gardiner, after expressing bio pleasure at appearing before them, said it was quite true, ao stated by the chairmen, that he had not come to aok them to support him at the nest general election,, During the last six months ha had been frequently approached with regard to his inten sion at the coming election for A«h» hurnham. To their questions he had necessarily given a vague reply. He maintained a candidal® had ju9t ao much right to get the permission of the electors ao he had to ask for their votes. Although he was defeated...
Molong. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 11 February 1898
Our .correspondent f writee.^The municipal election - place on Saturday last.. I was",'pretty.- correct in "my"last,' for, the re8ult.':or.the poll showed Mr. John Black lsMr. George Packbam 2, Mr. E, J. Harney 3, Mr. G. Windred4. On Tuesday night the Council met to elect- the Mpy.or for the next twelve months. Alderman H, S. M. Betts was unanimously elected.—The Australian Medical Co. have been drawing good houses here during the week. Last. night they took nearly &lt;£30 at the doors; They leave here for Parkes next week. '■—Sergeant Fagan, our respected senior police officer, is at present in Sydney on a trip for the benefit of his health,—A School of Arts Ball is to be held in Molong on Show night. -—The Land Board hold a sitting here next week.—Dr. Ross delivered a political address to the electors of Mount Aubrey on Thursday laBt, and was accorded a unanimous vote, of confidence.—The variety fair and concert/ in aid of the Wesleyan Church, was opened by I)r. Roes, M.P....
Peak Hill. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 11 February 1898
The UBiial monotony of things m general have been materially disturbed by political addresses and municipal elections during the past week or ao; Two of the candidates who are endeavoring to secure the Condobolin seat, at the next general election, have delivered political addresses, viz., the sitting member (Mr; T. Brown), and Mr. A. Stewart. Both gentlemen have delivered lengthy addresses to a large attendance of electors, and received a goo J hesriog. The other centres of the electorate are now being addressed by them. Keen interest was taken' in the municipal election on Saturday, the following beinp the results':—H N Gibson 99 ; §' W Swain 87; P Smith 61; M Kennedy 32; H L De Lacy '29; A N Davey 28. The three old aldermen were returned. 1 Auditors: J Farquharson and W Carton. At Wednesday's meeting of the Council, Alderman Matthews was un animously elected Mayor. At the adjourned meeting of sub scribers to the Peak Hill and District Hospital a fair number of, subscribers put in...
Official Mem. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 11 February 1898
Official Mem. Mr, J. B. Reymond is in receipt of the following letter from the Under Secretary for Works Date of letter under reply 18th November last, enclosing a petition from Messrs R. Prior, W. White, A., J. Jelbart and other residents of Bindogundra: Sub ject: Urging the.improvement of the road from . Bindogundra to Cooka midgera platform. Reply The ques tion of placing this road on the schedule as an extension of t!ie road Eugowra to Bindogumdra will be con sidered when the Estimates for 1898-9 are prepared. In the iiieantime it is thought the expenditure might' very well stand over." The thermometer registered lOOdtg, m the shade in Parkes yesterday,
What's Wanted. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 11 February 1898
What's Wanted. We feel sure school-teachers will gladly welcome the publication, by Messrs.^Angus and Robertson, of their " Australian Progressive Songster," for senior and junior classes. The book, which is published at sixpence a copy, contains graded songs, rounds and exercises in staff notation, tonic sol-fa and numerals, with music1 theory. What makes the Songster all the more acceptable is the fact that many of the; vocal numbers such as "The Tale of the, Bell Birds," "The Flying Gang," " Song of the. Drover" etc., wear a distinctly polonial iiavor. To use a hackneyed expression,,.the little work should fill a long^experi enced gap. ... , > ,
Bumbury. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 11 February 1898
(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.! A day's sports took place here, on Wednesday, on the new racecourse, lately formed by the club. A beauti ful day resulting the efforts of the club were crowned with success. The. sports were patronised by visitors from Farkes and various other places in the district ; in fact I believe it was the record attendance for any sports pre viously held in this locality. The various members of the committee are worthy of congratulation for the efficient manner in which they carried out their respective duties. Some splendid finishes were witnessed, and not a hitch occurred to mar the day's proceedings, which gave satisfaction to all. Appended are the results of the prineipal events. Buinbury Handicap—Durrani's blk mare, Laura, lOst 91b; Evans' Trump 9st 51b 2, Six others started, Handicap for all local horses—M. Hendry's Don'tcherknow, 9at 101b 1 ; T. Bracken's Sovereign, 8st 101b 2. Three others started. Final Handicap— Hart's ch horse Tinimy 1; Evans' ch h Tr...
Beware of Snakes! [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 11 February 1898
Beware of SnaKes I Shakes are reported to be very numerous in the district jusG now. Even in town several have lately been killed. A few days ago one was killed in the Royal Hotel laundry; another was despatched at Mr. Mackey's residence in Gap-street; while Mr. George Best nearly trod on one at his place during the past week.
Stock Report. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 11 February 1898
Alfred Wise, stock and station agoat, etc., Parkes, reports having sold since last reportSheep—In consequence of the' recent good rains I have numerous inquiries for all classes of sheep, and have buyers ready to inspect at once all sized lines. I have sold—On account W Newman, Tichbourne, 350 fat wethers and 300 fat crossbred lambs; on account Carey Bros,, Trundle, 2000 mixed 2 and 4-tobth crossbreds; on account M Kearins and Son, Tichbourne, 500 ewes mixed ages, and 400 mixed liog" gets ; on account Thoa Archer, Reedy Greek, 400 ewes mixed ages; on ac count W B Montgomery, 800 full mouth ewes; on account O Gilmore, Tichbournes 850 mixed sheep; on account J Whitmill, Wombin, 900 ewes mixed ages; on account Brans grove and Lowing, 800 ewes mixed ages ; on account Jas Ewan, Gunning bland, 1850 2-tooth ewes ; on account Bransgrove and Lowing, 300 mixed sheep; on account Jas Ewan, Gun ningbland, 1100 wethers 6 and 8 tooth; on account J H'acintri, Genanagie, 600 fat ewes; on account J R...
Accepted Tenders. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 11 February 1898
Accepted Tenders. The following ■ tenders have been .accepted by the Works Department: —Police buildiugs at Trundle, JF. .A.lli bdne.,.^;Erskinevill©, £615: Contract No 32, '97-8, Parkes to Coradgery, P. McQ-irr, Parkes3 £77 ; Contract No 33, '97-8, Parkes via Alectown. to Peak Hill, P. McGHrr, Parkes, .£250,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 11 February 1898
rpHOSE Persons who. declare WAR jj_ against D» BERGER are de eatei in th6 iirsfc attack. Wishes to call the attention ui the Public of Iforbes and the Surrounding Districts to the fact that he has si very Extensive Stock of ©a'i&pca'y 011 hand, and that he is Sacrificing sarno in every Department at An inspection of the fiue display of Drapery in the Windows is requested. BERG Ell is determined to stand his ground and evade the attack of the enemy, and will shout with' triumph over his foes, as tbey have neither powder nor shot suffi cient to blow his prices out. IB&VC[?|§|&lt;3ajL ESL S May be had in tha €a'«cS£CB'y, IDfl'a.pCl'y,; IJa'OEiisDaoaagca'y and Q J j'ocevy Depart ments, at Greatly Redned Price;, SPECIAL ATTENTION is called, to,the ne-wand varied Stcckof SDiraipery, JlSootS JUQail Slaoes, just to hand, and which are being sold at clean Knock-out Prices. So' Roll Up. and make your Purchases, or. Money You'll Lose ! Also wishes to inform the Public t...
Police Court. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 11 February 1898
Police Court. | At the Parkes Police Court, during j the week, the following cases were dealt with:—S. Ternll V A. Townsend affiliation; by consent defendant was ordered to pay 5s a week for twelve months.—John McDonald was fined 5s for drunkenness, and 10s for using obscene language,
Municipal Election. [Newspaper Article] — Western Champion — 11 February 1898
The election of aldermen to fill the vacancies caused by the retirement, through effluxion of time, of Aldermen J. A. - Hose, John Medlyn, and E. McGee, took place on Saturday, There' were six candidates—the retir ing aldermen and Messrs C. Fisher, H. Bowdifcch, and J. Warn. The contest was regarded by many as likely to fnrnish a keen battle, but those behind the scenes felt confident that the old aldermen would be again returned—and so it proved, A vote in connection with local option was taken, and this, the returning officer announced, was exercised in the affirmative. He declared the first three named below duly elected. As may be seen the polling was heavy. Last year Alderman Lowing topped the poll with 162, while 011 this occasion three candidates polled a total each in excess of that number. Matters passed off very quietly. The results of Saturday's polling was as fol lows :— J. Medlyn J. A. Rose E. McGee H. Bowditch J. Warn ; C. Fisher Informal 189 179 ill 127 121 10