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Improvements to Permanent Way. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Courier — 17 January 1913
Improvomonts to Pormanont Way. Anyono who troubles to walk to tho foot of Maitldnd-strecfc (at southorn end), which adjoius tho rail* way. liuoj may see numerous log piles of immense loiu;th aud width lining i driven into 'the gi-oun.d-nt.tho sido of tha lino by means of a steam ongiue and dotikoy .(not the proverbial grih'I oi-gan species). Mauy may uofc hap peu to know' these piles' will form the' now road bed at that spot, over which freight (human and otherwise) will bo in the near futuro transported. The .Department of Railways are looking ahead aiul uiuking prevision against tho inroads of another flood, which caused so much damngo two years ago. At present, tho existing line is sitiiato on an' earth embank^ uient, which, is liable to bo re-washed away. It' is refreshing to learn wo aro beiug carefully provided for by at least. ouo public body of admini strators. If tho Railway Department can overcome obstacles iu theso parts, why not tho Municipal body iu other parts ? -
Mysterious-Shot. SETTLER KILLED. MUSWELLBROOK CASE. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Courier — 17 January 1913
Mysterious-Shot. SETTLER KILLED. 1IUSWELLBROOK CASE. A mysterious tragedy oc curred nt Overton, near Mus wellbrook, on Saturday, wiien John Field, a dairy furmei', was sliot dead by ii strnngo man without warning. , Deccased's son cmuo - homo , rather lato at night, and when entering tlio houso saw tho figure of a : man prowling around near the gite Ho apoko to tho man, tint received no answer. Then, thoroughly nlnrmed, ho entered the house, and told his people, who were all waiting up for him, ' that thoro was a strange man out side. Tho result of a linsty conference between the mem bers of the family was tlmt tho two 'sona (both young men) wuill uui iu JUUUIINU11.11J, Limb ing loaded shot guns. The father ami daughter also went to tho front door of the house. Tho father distinctly saw the outline of a man standing a little way from the house, and said to the daughter, ' l'ou hud better go inside.' Those wero tho last words the man spoke, for the daughter had no sooner fumed to obe...
A SON'S STATEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Courier — 17 January 1913
A SON'S STATEMENT. In on interview at-Penrith on 'Wednesday, Norman Field, son of John Field, the man who was shot, stated that his father was working a dairy farm on shares for a man named Lecontquer, of Overton, I near Muswellbrook, the Field family residing in a house on the property. Lecontfpler lived about 100 yards away. On Saturday night alter 9 o'clock, Norman's brother (William), who works at Mus wellbrook and Bleeps at home, returned, and as ho passed through: the gateway ;he saw a man standing there to whom ho said ' Good night,' but re ceived no reply. On7 itfrivulat 'the hcuso he informed 'the in mates, who came outside and saw someone walking, from tree to tree. 'William Field then started to walk to whore the man was supposed to -be, but had not gono far when a bullet whizzed past his head. He c.ime' back, and Norman field.' (the one interviewed here) then got a got n gun from the house and fired a couple of shots ih the direction in which tho 1 man was seen in order ...
BOGGABRI. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Courier — 17 January 1913
BOGGABRI. As the result of thunderstorms, nice showers fell in the town and several parts of the district late on Saturday afternoon, the town's share of the prize aqueous. element being 40 points.' Parts of the district to the west and north , had about an inch. The weather has since been fine and very warm. The Farmers and Settlers* Associa tion of Baan Baa intend holding a day's sports at the village of Janu ary 27th. A drowning accident was' narrowly averted at the spot on the Namoi River known at the yellow bank on Sunday morning, when Harry Con way nearly came to grief, ' being' res cued by Eb. Eather just in the nick of time. Mr. W; Mahon, until lately in &nbsp; charge of Watson's Creek Public School, has been promoted to New Mexico, near Manilla. A women's branch of the H.A.C.B. Society has been formed here, with the following officers: — Mrs.. A. J. &nbsp; Jones, president; Mrs. R. J. 'Elliott, &nbsp; vice-president; Miss A. Kiely, secre tary ; Miss ...
To Correspondents. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Courier — 20 January 1913
To Correspondents. no have received two letters ad dressed to tho Editor, one signed i ' Surfer,' nud tho other ' Ono of tho Boys.' . Tho latter waxes genorous. Ho offcts to head n list with £10 10s for the formation of a ?' Jolly Boys' Club.' As it is not the custom to publish contributions without tho name of tho author attached (not uecessarily for publication)., wo aro uuable to givo our readers' tho op portunity of digesting tho views of our correspondents.
Obituary. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Courier — 20 January 1913
Obituary. ' Wo regret to Iinvo to chronicle tho death of Mrs. J. L. Gwydir, of Varral Yarrall, the sad ovent taking plncc on Saturdny night, after a long ill ness. Tho burial will tako placo in tho Narrabri Cemetery at 5 o'clock this (Monday) afternoon. Tho fune ral will move from the Railway Sta tiou on arrival of tho Weo Waa train.
Land Business. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Courier — 20 January 1913
Land Business. -The following applications havo been lodged nt tho local Lands Ottico: — K. E. Andorson, Wco Waa, h.f. portion 13, parish ? llulgnrra, county White, 088 ncrcs; K. Pierre, Gronfel), h.f. portion 14, parish Bel mord, county White, 810 actes.
Market Reports. NEWCASTLE STOCK SALES. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Courier — 20 January 1913
??-. Market Reports. NEWCASTLE STOCK SALES. Fat Cattle. — Supplies were heavy, ; bat woll 'within requiroraenta, aud tho market oponed to a fall atioud anco of bayoni nt late] extreme rates. A.A. Co*b draft of G3 heavy bullocks sold to £12 Gs, avorns-itit? £11 Ik 7d. - . and MoTa^art's ballocks and nicora ^ raado to£9, avoraping £6 Ib lid. . 'A' Shobp.— 'A heavy penuiti^ 3- was aubmittod, prico croasbreda being xroll to tho fore, with nil clasae3 ro -'v; prosented. Tho nsnal master of '?'[- bayors woro iu attendance, and com ? ? \ peted freoly for all lines, prime stuff ? \ especially being much iti demand. A ; j draft of 270 short wethors account 'i ^ A. A. Co., Warran, Willow Troe, sold to 17® 3d, averaging 15f-, crossbred owes mado to 12s 'Id, crossbred ? : W| lambs 9u8d to 10s 2d, Thompson^ | croesbrod merino 12a Gd,' Gray's i crossbrods 15s.
WOOL REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Courier — 20 January 1913
-WOOL REPORT. Wtnchcombe, Carson, Ltd., report nndor date.l7th Januai^- :Our yos tcrday's wool salo passod off Vith ex cellent competition from all sections of tho trade, with tho solo exception of America. This branch of tho 'ex* tilo industry lias, oeeu a disappoint ment, and top lotH of clips are' miss ing tho apecial demand, which U6ed to como front that quarter, York shire is anxious tosecuro really sound ?warp . wools, and is paying good prices for them.' They ore, however, few and far between. Oar uclcction ?was & goodv one, comprising many sound, 'woll grown Sonthcrn clips, in cluding Cnppacumbalong, Booroo El- ba, both from Qucanbcyan, Spring* field from Goulburn, and Hilltop from Garland. Lambs* wool is mnch sought after at extremo prices. So also aro fino clothing -wools. Vine - ? crossbreds aro firm, but tho shabbier lots and coarser qualities aro rather easier iu sympathy with the. lower tendouoy for this class of wool at tho London sales. Wo sold tip to 14id ? ...
Motor Car Accident. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Courier — 20 January 1913
;Motor Oar Accident. * Whilst motoring from Tamworth tho other day, Dr. Scott, of. Scono, roii the car into'n gully, doing serious damugo' to 'tho: motor v-(Hays: ; tho Quirindi IJerald '). Tho doctor ascribes tho hycifront' to haying beeu jHl^l^pcted. aud thus ho banged into the gully' uuwarcs. Miss Scott, .-vho' accompanied her fatlior, considers t)ipir. escapo without bodily injury most' providential. '
Wooden Bullets. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Courier — 20 January 1913
~ Wooden Bullets. :.v The atateraent of r war. correspond ' dent.that ho picked up on tho_battle . .field of Kumanovo cartridges with woodca bulleta which had. been ? ? dmnnod bv the retwatinff -Turks has been: much discuHsed. Some would T have it that this incident is ti proof of ' tho corruption' of-, tho Turkish arniy 'contractors^ ??'who-' supplied ? ' tho army with wooden bnllcta to save the oxtra coat of ' lead : others . blame ' the Germans, .who supplied-. Turkey with-aroch of lior arms And:ain - munition. ' A , Londou ( contraotor, howover, gives d much more reason ? able explanation to tho .'.Daily ? Chronicle.' The.- wooden ? bullets /onnd oh the.. battlefield were, 'bo it ? noted,, painted red,, n 'cinsumstanco by ? wjjicb' -tljis gentleman, at pneo : identified tliem. yH^B firm,* -ho js'atd sapplied rnillious of these red-painted ' wooden; ballets, not only to Germany, . ' but to moat other European countries. Thoy are mado to' bo used in . man oeuvres, being cor,tparii...