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Interesting Claim for Compensation. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 22 January 1898
Interesting Claim for Com- pensation. An interesting case—said to be the first of its kind under section 24 of Act 51 Vic., No. 37 —has been dealt with by the Moree police bench. Mr. A. G. F. Munro, of Wobollabolla hold- ing, proceeded against the Minister for Works, as constructing authority &nbsp; of the railway line from Narrabri to Moree, for compensation on account of land resumed for railway purposes, the amount claimed being £26 17s 7d. Mr. Stirton appeared for the claimant and Mr. J. S Cargill, of the Crown Solicitor's Office, assisted by Mr. Tunks,Government Valuator, watched the case on behalf of the Minister. For the defence it was pleaded that the adjoining land had bean enhanced in value to a degree exceeding the amount claimed. The claimant con- tended that the land in question had been depreciated in value to the ex- tent of from 5s to 7s per acre, owing to severance, disturbance of stock and other inconveniences. Evidence for the defence was also brought to s...
The Yukon Goldfields. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 22 January 1898
The Yukon Goldfields, Letters received from New York in- dicate that an immense rush has started in the United Stales for Klondyke and the Yukon goldfields. Five railway companies have booked &nbsp; 45,000 passengers across the continent, and two Pacific steamship companies are providing passages for 25,000 &nbsp; people. Many sailing vessels are leaving New York, and proceeding round Cape &nbsp; Horn to the mouth of the Yukon River. The case against Sir Tatton Sykes &nbsp; to recover £12,000 on promisory, &nbsp; notes has been decided in favour of de- fendant. S. Cavil won the 100 yards swim- &nbsp; ming championship of New South Wales, defeating Lane by 2 feet, in 1 min 6 1-5 secs. A ganger on the railway was killed &nbsp; on Wednesday night near Picton. He was proceeding along the line on a tricycle, when he was overtaken by the Melbourne express and killed in- stantly. A school boy, named Claud Easter brook, son of the gaol...
Public Schools. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 22 January 1898
Public Schools. Mr. W. Sherlock B. A., has been removed from Muswellbrook Public &nbsp; School to Newcastle Superior Public School. He has been succeeded at &nbsp; Muswellbrook by Mr. J. Wright from Lambton Public School. Mr. Wm F. Wedlock; of Baerami Provis- ional School, has gained promotion pro- visionally by examination. His numer- ous friends in this district will regret to hear that Mr J. Hazelwood, head &nbsp; master of Muswellbrook Public School, has arranged to exchange positions with Mr. Miller headmaster at Wilber- force Public School,in the Richmond district.
The Far East. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 22 January 1898
The Far East. The Russian and French Ministers at Pekin object to the British proposals for the opening up of ports in China to trade and commerce, as a condition for Great Britain assisting in the liquidation of the war indemnity due to Japan by providing a loan of £12,000,000. China hesitates to accept the British proposals, chiefly through the fear of incurring the hostility of Russia. The "Times " says that it acknow- ledged on all sides that the basis of the negotiations carried out by Major General Sir Claude MacDonald, the British Minister at Pekin, is states- manlike, and in harmony with the best traditions of British policy. Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, Chancellor of the Exchequer, states that Great Britain regarded China as the most hopeful place for future commerces and her Majesty's Government was absolutely determined that whatever the cost, if necessary at the cost of war, that door should not be closed.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
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Kerosene Oil and Shale Company. Works to be Closed. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
Kerosene Oil and Shale Company. Works to be Closed. The directors of the Australian Ke.ro-; sene Oil and Shale Company have de-; cidecl to close their works. They, have intimated to the butchers in the Parra matta district that in consequence of the removal of the candle duties and the very large influx of foreign made candles they will be unable to take any more tallow from them. The closing down of the works, which are situated near Parramatta, will threw from thitty to fifty hands out of employment. The secretary stated it was intended to close down as soon as the stocks had been made up, and the works would prob-: ably remain closed till there was a change in the fiscal policy. He ad-, nutted, however, that the present price of tallow had something to do with the trouble. Tallow had been going up for some time, and was now £2 a ton dearer than it usually was. If tallow was at its usual price he had no doubt the works could oe carried on.
Cricket. New South Wales v. Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
Cricket. New South Ysfales v. Victoria. A COMMENCEMENT was niudo with tho OOlh intercolonial match botweon Vic toria and Now South Walos ou Satur day on tho Sydnoy Cricket Ground. Graham failed to hold an easy calch from Iredalo shortly aftor starting. Donnan was also missed oarly in liis innings. Irodale was givon out when tlio board showed 27, boiug caught by Trumblo in tho slips oil Roche. Tho batsman was uofc satisfied with tho de cision. Ho stated that ho did not touch tho ball, which struck Johns' gloves and foil into trumhlo's hands. Bannerman, howevor, promptly gave Irodalo out, and ho was forced to re tiro, much against his will. Roche missod Noblo at raid-off just before the lattor foil a victim to Trott. Don nau's innings was an excellent ono. Ho was at tho wickets for nearly thrco hours. At tho conclusion of tho day's play tho scoros stood :— N. S. Wales.—First Innings. F. A. Iredalo, c Trumhle, b Eoche 13 H. Donnan, st Johns, b M'Leod.. 56 M. A. Noblo, b Trott , 5G S. E...
English Cycling Notes. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
Of all Bpovla or vocvcalions to ho affected by tho popularity of ll.io hicjcle, t'cnnia ixirtio out most proini nent. Evorsinuo bidioa took to strongly to tho wild el tho uuuibov of members (it (ho vavi'ou3 club courts Iiavo grad ually been growing less, and this last season in many instances) ic has boon impossible, to form a sot. Personally, I havo pinybcj tennis, and I have cycled, autVI cfliirnit feul surprised at anyone relinquishing t-Iio termor rcereiition in favour of tho latter. And ypt'those who liavo sufficient timo'to indulgo in both thoso kinds of sport, would-fia'd a safety oxtremaly useful,to carry,"thorn to or 'from tho grounds," for in many instances mem bers livo 'soniri little distance from their headquarters, and it oiihor means a railway'journoy or a fairly long walk. AmougsC golf players a "bicycle is iu froquent uso, for the link grounds ■being:more'soarco- than tenuis courts, tuoinbors reside still fnrthor away from their sport, -and a bicycle will bo ftfund ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
SANDER & SONS' EUOATATTI EXTRACT.— Under the distinguished patronage of His Majesty the Kins (>f Italy, as pur communication made l>y the Minister for foreign Affairs, through the Consul General for Italy, at Melbourne, March 11, 1878. j Awarded diploma at the Amsterdam Exhibition, | Acknowledged bv Medical Clinics and Univer- | sities nil over the Globe. There are imitations of 1 Eucalypti Extract in the market, produced of simple distillation, forming crude, resinous oils. In order that these crude oils may not be mistaken for our pure Volatile Eucalypti Extract, which is recogniscd by the Medical Division of the Prussian Government to be of perfectly pure origin, as per information for warded to us through tho fConsul at Melbourne, March 2, 1878, wo stale It is proved by tests made by the Medical Clinics of the Universities of Bonn and Griefswald (Prussia); and reported to by Dr. Schultz, Professor of Pharmacalogy at Bonn, and Professior Dr. Mossier, Dircctrrof the ...
Stock Inspectors and the Superannuation Fund. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
Stock Inspectors and the Superannuation Fund. Tiie Government are not dealing fairly with the Stock Inspeators. -Nearly twelve months, ago the Attorney-General decided in the mat ter,of the dispute between the Public Service Board and the Stock Boards, and gave his opinion that Stock In spectors were not " public officers " within tbe meaning of the Public Service Act. Mr. Want also decided that these officers should not have contributed to the Superannuation ;Eund, and that what contributions they had paid iu should be returned to them at once, as it was illegally deducted. 1 Nothing moro was hoard of the matter until Mr. Bruce, the Chief Inspector, issued a circular on 28th June last to the inspectors, stating that no moro contributions to the Superannuation Fund could be accepted from them, and that what they had paid in would bo refunded at once. '■" They have not got their monoy yot, although over six months liavo gone by, neither can they get any answor to their applications f...
Explosions in Mines. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
Explosions in Mines. The pneutnalophorcs, which . Mr Sydney Smith directed should be ob tained through the Agent General, have been received at the Department or Mines. With them was forwarded a supply of condensed .oxygen for future use, a-sling bag accumulator with incandescent lamp attached, as well as a pneumatic eye protector. The object of the apparatus is to allow miners to penetrate the vitiated atmos phere of a mine after explosions, &c. After an explosion of firedamp or coal dust, and during underground: fires, the air m the mine is usually, more or less impregnated with .carbonic acid (carbon dioxide) and carbonic oxide, (carbon monoxide), and statistics prove that most of those who lose their lives in mines are- suffocated. If it were possible to remove the , workmen ■out of the poisonous after-damp 01 car bon monoxide into tlie fresh"air, there would be a possibility of saving many lives otherwise saciificed. It' is -con-' tended that it is possible to effect th...
News by the Mail. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
News by the Mail. An' important judgment was given by the House of Lords on December 15 ill a case affecting trade unionism which has been m existence since 1895. Two shipwrights who had previously done ironwork were employed by an iron company to do woodwork. When this came to the knowledge of Allen, a district delegate of the Boilermaker's Union, he insisted that the men should be disriiissed, or the union would call, out the whole of the men employed by, the company. The company, to avoid; trouble, discharged the men, who .promptly took action against-Allen for " maliciously " securing their dismissal. The trial-of the case before a juryi resulted in favor of the men, and in an: appeal-the, verdict was upheld, , J3ut, • taken to the House of Lords,;it has! been decided by six Judges;- to -threes that 110 malicious motive was: proved,! and that the verdict must bo. reversed.; The Times thinks the decision :is ?fortu-' jnate.; if it had been otherwise tman'y: .'things which arc don...
Farmers' Association. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
Farmers' Association. The annual meeting of tlie Mus wellbrook Farmers' Association will be held in the School of Arts, on Thursday (to-morrow), at 2 p.m., when the report and balance-sheet for the past year will bo presented for adoption, and officers and com mittee for the ensuing year elected. From a synopsis of the report which has been furnished to another print it appears that the business transacted during last year was very much below the average. However, the prospects for the current year are much more encouraging, and there has'been a noticeable increase in the quantity of produce, etc., offered at the- union sales Bince the beginning . of the year.
The Public Service Board. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
The Public Service Board. Some time since a Select. Gorrlmit tee was appointed for the purpose of inquiring . into and " -reporting' upon the question of the retiring allowances and'gratuities granted or refused by Public Service Board to persons re trenched or retired from the' Public Service—and1 when the Assembly-pro rogued recently; this body had only partiallyeffected the purpose for which it was brought into . life, ^jyithout waiting for the task to be. completed, some sections of the press have ven tured to adversely criticise the ■ Public Service Board,—and to ladle out to its memhers abuse of the' most brutal character, publishing:at the same time such portions of the evidence as seemed unfavourable to 1 the' Board, and carefully withholding 'al^ replies-of an official character. Th&lt;iv,evidence withheld by that section of ;th^«|>ress hefore referred,to is of such'a"character' •as to justify almost 'CTery^lictfpn^per formed since its -inauguration' by . the Pub...
Auction Sale of Furniture. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
Auction Sale of Furniture. Attention is directed to the announcement appearing in our advertising columns in. reference to the auction sale of Mr. J. Hazel wood's furniture, etc., which takes place on Thursday next (to-morrow), at 2 p.m., at his residence, Public School, Muswellbrook. The auc tioneer, Mr. W. Clendinning, de scribes the furniture as being Al, .the sale as a bona fide one,, and advises those on the, look-out for bargains to be early at the sale.
Hypnotised in an Omnibus. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
Hypnotised in an Omnibus.* A very curious caso of hypnotism occurred rocently in a omnibus on tlio Madeline-Bastilles lino. Tho 'bus was full, with tho exception of one JiLico on the left-hand bench, whon a well* dressed man got in and sat down 011 the vacant soat. Opposito to him was j seated a fashionably-dressod young woman. Having nothing to road,, the young man passed the time by " taking stock " of the occupants of tho vehiclos, and his oyos fell on the young woman, who, not unnaturally, rivetted their attention for some time.. The lady blushed, then grew pale, and thon closed her eyes. ho young man remained in his seat until the 'bus arrived at tho Palaco de l'Opera, where he got out. At the terminus of tho route everyono, of courso, got down, excopt tho young lady, who continued to sit with closed eyea. The conductor called to her that tho end of the journey was reached, but sho was apparently fast asleep. He wont up and shook her, but all his efforts to awaken her: .wore us...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
For High-class Spectacles. BRIDGE STREET, M.U SWELL BROOK, RIGHT OPPOSITE POST OFFICE. SIGHT ACCURATELY TESTED. Oculists prescriptions faithfully dispensed. SPECTACLES SUPPLIED, guaranteed to correct any error of refraction. N.B.—Sufferers from Defects of Vision should call for " Hints on the Preservation of Sight," free of charge. tgg- NOTE THE ADDRESS BRIDGE STREET, MUSWEL.LBKOOK. To Wheat Growers. We are purchasers of good milling wheat. Best market value given. M. CAMPBELL & CO., MTJSWELLBROOK AND SCONE WANTED a BOY to drive cart and bo generally useful. A. F. SUTHERLAND, Bridgo Street, Muswellbrook. Notice. IBECx to notifv business people that I WILL NOT'bo RESPONSIBLE for any DEBTS con!meted by ANY PERSON WHOMSOEVER without 'my written authority other than Sir. I. J. Minch, my agent. H. HYRONIMUS. To-Let. Bakehouse (Largo Ovon) with or •without Stable and Shed. Apply mrs. d. HAL!/, Sydney-Btrect. Muswollbroolc. Piano and organ tuning.—'W. blackburn & son, of Si...
P. and A. Association. [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
P. and A. Association. Prior to the holding of the annual general meeting of members of the Upper' Hunter Pastoral and Agri cultural Association on Thursday (to-morrow) afternoon there will be a meeting of the general committee, to deal with all matters requiring attention. It is not likely that there will be any opposition at the annual meeting to Mr. B. 0. Brecht's motion for the alteration of rules 3 and o, the object of which is merely to alter the date of holding the annual meeting of the Association from January to July.
Narrow Escape From a Rail way Accident, [Newspaper Article] — The Muswellbrook Chronicle — 26 January 1898
Narrow Escape From a Rail way Accident, A narrow escape from a terrible railway accident was experienced ; by the passengers of the 7.50 a.m. from Parramatta .to Sj'dnoy on Friday morn ing at Parramatta. The incident w.is also a very peculiar one. A little black dog was frolicking, on the (line near the bridge, just out from. the station. The 7.50 a m. train had just been signalled to start out, and,,the 1 points which would let the train out from the siding to tho propor track, were set.. The dog, however, got caught in them, and cried out pite ously. This attracted the attention of a porter who had been shunting an. engine on tlio siding, and he thought the driver of "tho shunting eagine had run over the dog. Accordingly he ran to the scone and found that the little animal was locked fast between the points, crushed to death, and ho conld not, remove it. He waved to tho out going train, but it come on till the; shunting engine noar by let out a shrill whistle of alarm, and the Syd...