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Municipal Council. THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
Mi:llicpal Counecil.: THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 1915. THE ordinary meeting of the. above was held last night. Present :. The Mayor and. Aldermen Campbell, Cobllett,-ILatnd, Purcell .and.Geo. N. Morton:. The minutes were confirmed on the motion of Aldermen Collett and Campbell. The- financial statement showed the following credits -General fund, 1I68 8s 2d ; sanitary, ,£4 4s. d ; .and trust fund, £13 3s. Accounts against-the general fund of 16.75s 4d and'sanitary fund Ia5 were presen ted tor payment.r Report adopted and the accounts passed for payment on. the motion of Aldeimen Collett and Campbell. Correspondence was read fronithe Postmaster- General's Department stating that the request of the Coun cil could not be acceded to in regard to the delivery of letters across the railway line beyond the station. The letter referring to this.matter will be found in another column; Editor. Promn the Public Works Depart ment intimating that- copies of the :Local Governmeint-Bill' recently iti tro...
What Is It? [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
What Is It ? ON Christmas Eve the residents of Qneanbeyan, on the eastern side of the river, were considerably startled and surprised at hearing a resonant sound like the report of an explosion. Various were the surmises as to the cause, but as far as we can learn, nothing definite has been disclosed. Since then on four. or five occasions the same sound has been heard and in every instance at the same time, viz., a quarter to 12. Is some one dynamiting fish ?
The Motor Tax. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
The Motor Tax. MOTORISTS are advised that they can now pay the tax imposed by the pa ternal Government to Senior-sergeant Wood at the local police station. As the authorities are now anxious to :set how the new tax pans out, ow "?grs of the smellful motor, the side car variety, and the cycle class would do'welltb get a move on; The extra work of'collecting the tax has- been passed on to the police, which is nothing new to them. Last year 10o,520 motor cars and 6369 motor cycles were registered and it is evi dent that the new tax will yield con siderable revenue. In 19r4 the sum of £16,379 was received from ordi nary, registrations. The new tax will be at addition to the registra tion fees. Persons paying the tax must produce certificates of the re gistration of their vehiclesand should also remember that taxes must be paid this month to avoid prosecution.
Local Letter Delivery. EXTENSION REFUSED. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
Local Letter Delivery. EXTENSION REFUSED. THE Deputy P.M,G. advises the Hoi. Austin Chapman as follows :-I have to intimate that when at Queanbeyan recently the Mayor and Aldermen interviewed me, and requested that the local letter delivery area be extended in a westerly direction from the poet office to the railway line boundary. From the reports obtained it appears the existing boundary extends to a mile radially from the post office, with the exception of the western side of the railway where the distance is considerably over a mile. The residents (six householders) whom it is 'proposed to serve reside about half a mile outside the mile radius, and from 13 to 18 chains beyond the authorised boundary of the round. Apart from the distance which the residents are beyond the mile radius it would be necessary, if the delivery were extended as desired, to incur extra expenditure for an additional letter-carrier in order to restrict the present carriers' hour of duty within the regulati...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
LEGAL. Mr. Ernest E. Morgan, - Solicitor, Has removed to Offices NEXT GOVT. SAVINGS BANK. MR. J. S. DAVISON, L.D.S., DENTAL SURGEON, Next to Harrisoh's Hotel, BUNGENDORE visited First Wednesday in the month. HALL second Wednesday. MR. S. J. RYAN, Dental Surgeon, (Late Sydney Dental Hospital.) MONARO-STREET, QUEANBEYAN. ILL visit BUNGENDORE every se. v cond and fourth Wednesday in each month. Gundaroo every third Wednesday in each month. Hall every first Wednesday. PRIVATE HOSPITAL, CAMPIJELL STREE'F, QUEANBEYAN. Patients attended to in the hospital or in their own homes. Terms, very moderate. TEL. 50. M. JOHNSTON, Manageress. HOSPITAL VISITING COMMITTEE FOR DECEMBER. IEBsse. R. HATES AN) R-. R. HETRERn NGTON .?Iessae S. R, aYms aND R. R. HEIIEI~anNaTON Department of Publio Instruction, Sydney, 24th' lecember; 1914. TENDERS' are invited for repairs etc. at. the Public Sohool at "Sutton. Plans and Specifications may be seen and tender forms obtained at this Office and Public -Schools ...
Realising the Clip. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
IRealising the Clip. So~pB idea' of the manner in which the realisation of the wool clip has been hindered by the war may,be gathered from the published figures; The sales for the expired portion of the current season .amount. to oily? r26,ooo bales, as ,against '523,50' atthis time last year. The shortage is 397,500 bales. The average price realised per bale is alsolower, having' drbpped from £13/7/6 per bale, the figures reached-last year, to £?ix/os per bale. This means, roughly speaking, that instead of £7,ooo,0oo going into circulation, as was the case last year, the amount, realised has fallen to about Lz,50o,ooo.. The judicious action of the banks -has prevented the pinch from beiungas severely felt as it might have been. Thlere is room to hope,, moreover,. that the balance of the clip may yet be realised advantageously. But that depends on a speedy termination of the war, andthis consummation, so devoutly to be wished, 'seems, as yet, to be a long way. off. It speaks volumes...
A Technical Point. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
A Teclinical. Po0int.. .THAT is a very fine technical point which is being taken by the Grenfell wheatgrowers -against the wheat seizure. Admitting that. the seizure of the grain was legalised by. the Act passed by the State Parliament, did that measure convey any right to seize the bags ? If not, look out for squalls I It reminds one of Portia, in " The Merchant of Venice,', when she points otlt that although Shylock may be entitled to his " pound of 'flesh nearest the heart," he must not draw a drop of blood I By the way, what has become of the " pooling of the issues" which wais to be brought about by Federation ? Were the wheat harvests of the States ex empted from the " pool " ? If so, when and where?
Without Scruple. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
Without Scruple. COUNT REVENTI.OW, another German celebrity, disdains resort to the im agination. He confines himself strictly to obvious facts. They are so- obvioiis indeed, that it seemed rather superfluous to repeat them. ,Writing to a Berlin newspaper, he said, ' Germany ,will fight without scruple, and will use all means to reach the desired end I " In view of the atrocities which her forces have systematically perpetrated "it was surely unnecessary to say that she would not be hampered by scruples. whether unscrupulousness will enable her to reach " the desired end ""re mains to be seen. Atrocity is very apt to frustrate its o'wn object.
Beware of Malign Illusions. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
Beware of Malign Illusions. THE truthfis that Germany has had as gool, an opportunity of acquiring }olonies as Britain. But she istibt a colonising na tion. Such- colonies as she ac quired were failures. The col onies of Britain have mostly come to her not of deep design or premeditated aggression, but as the inevitable result of the adventurous spirit and govern ing genius of her people. As the result of cherishing a mal ign illusion to the contrary, and endeavoring by force of arms to obtain redress for an imaginary grievance, Germany is in danger of being utterly ruined. It would be a fatal mistake, however, to imagine that others, first individually, and then in the mass, are not in danger of becoming the vic tims of similarly malign and ruinous illusions. The prosely tism of the Prussian militarists may be repeated on other places and in other countries. What is the root, for instance, of the class antagonism which threat ens to rend our own fair coun try ? What is it but persi...
Nailed to the Counter. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
Naailed to the Counter. ONE of the German lies circulated in the" United States, with the view of prejudicing the people against Brit ain, was that the Allied troops were using. " dum-dum " bullets. These are bullets so made that the point be ing made of. solt lead spreads out in the body after striking a bone, and makes a peculiarly ghastly wound. In order to remove all'doubt on the the point, Cotint Bernstoff, the Ger man ambassador to New York, pro duced a number of the murderous pro jectiles. That seemed convincing, until the exhibit was subjected to closer examination. Then it was ascertained, first, that the bullets were not " dum-dums " ; secondly, that they would not fit any of the rifles in use by the Allies. It would be difficult to conceive a cleaner "blow-out." But German iltven tiveness is not going to be quenched by any little exposure of that kind.
Angling. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
NEw Sourn WArT's fishermen may correct any man who states that the rivers of his country do not possess any large trout. 'There are far too many trout over 51b. weight in the Murrumbidgee and Sno~iy; as well as other waters. The monsters are a nuisance, because they destroy many of their species, as well as in digenous fish. Records of big trout caught in this country include' the following :--r? pounder, caught by P. Heyland at the junction of the Umeralla and Murrumbidgee in 19oo ; io/ lb. rainbow, caught by W. P. Bollard,ii.:1912 near Queanbeyan ; 8?lb. rainbow, at Long Corner, on the Snowy, by C. H. Gorrick in I9tr; 85lb., brown, by W. P. Bollard, near Queanbeyan in 1912 ; J. and W. P. Bollard, on December. 7, 1912, nine trout, total weight 41lb. A Iy1 pounder was caught in the Tuross by an angler in t1911. W. Bollard and H. KI. .Anderson, in March, 1913, caught 30 odd trout, from 51b. to 8Wlb., on theUpper Queanbeyan, in March,rg9r3; G. B. Kelly, at Gingera, on the same river,....
VITAL STATISTICS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
VI TAI STATISTICS Tini vital statistics 'for. the tquarter ending December 3r,- -1914, are.:- Yass, marriages, xi. -IMVonario, umiar riages, 4; :births, nmales 7i6, females 1r8; total .4-; deaths,-;males .i, fe= males 3"; total 4. : Goulburn,- births' 1; deaths i. IFederal Capital Ter ritory, births,- malesII x, -females 4 . total xi ; deaths;.males 2. A Junee correspondent writes : ',With the luick of the proverbial Chintiiatn a Junee laidy and' gentle man, and a Chinaman, drewa h'oirse in lTattersalls onbu tihe; Carrington Stuakes. Several mionths ago the samie party, drew Bobadea: in the Safidhurst Cup. i~icences for: public vehicles anid: drivers of same becamie' due -on the Ist-- J:anuary,' and -should -be paid, forthwith . Peisons .plying :for hire without a licence are liable to prose cution The lBelgian -egatioa m Pi;rs has issued' a:'list .-'ot. Germaiiiii outrages' vhlch ..ifinlude:.the' -tortuiiing ,'and utirdering of priests:: The Commonwealth airmen; with their. mechani...
Presentation. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
Presentatioan. ON M'onday night week last in the bandroom during practice hours, the bandmaster, Mr. G. DeClifton, was presented with a token of esteem by his fellow bandsmen in the form of a silver-mounted ebony baton suitably inscribed. The presentation was made by Mr. W. C. Cantle who re ferred to the self-sacrifice Mr. De Clifton had made in his endeavour to do as much as lie could to further the advancement of the band. In acknowledging the presentation Mr. DeClifton, who was completely taken by surprise, said he had only done what he could on behalf of the band and was gratified to know that his efforts had been appreciated. He thanked the bandsmen for their pre sent and hoped the band would enjoy a happy and prosperous new year.
The Income Tax. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
The Ilcome. Tax. IN regard to the rethrss' coveting the, payment of this year's income tax, the S. M. Herald says : " We are as sured that although the Commis sioners have full legal power to call for returns from everyone in the State in receipt of income, however small, they have decided not to enforce this power to an absurd extent. It would seem that the office of the Commis. sions have been besieged by taxpay ers inquiring into their position. As far asall those are concerned who do not receive over ?200 per annum, ' as salary' (note the qualification), the Commissioners do not require a return unless they especially call for one. The same thing applies to wages lists of employees. Despite the advertised notice to the contrary, the names an.d addresses of those employees receivingi less than 2200 a year-are not required unless called for by the Commissioners."
Our Band. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 8 January 1915
Our Band. - ON New Year's Eve the Q'ueaubeya'u Band, under the baton of Bandmaster DeClifton, played a . selectedl pro gramnme of music in the principal streets and took up a collection. At midnight all assembled at the monti ?ent and bade good-bye to the old year by playing " Auld Lang Syne," and heralded the dawn of the new year by playing, " It's a Long Way to Tipperary'' which was received with applause by -'the large assem blage who had. gathered round the band. It is satisfactory to note the splendid-progress the baiid'is-inakinig and that the public are at.last taking an interest in its welfare. Remem ber, a town without a band is`like' a bell vithont a tongue.