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THE WRONG MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
THE Y^RONG MAN. Daring the hearing of a case of riotous behaviour case at the local court fester day a rather amusing incident occurred. The station master, who had been called a§ a witness, was standing near one. of the defendants, the other just then not having appeared. The deposition clerk, being ignorant of his identity, began to charge him with the offence, when the P.M. interpolated "You are charging the station master-" Shortly afterwards the genuine defendant happened along, and the ease proceeded.
COLLIE NEWS [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
. COLLIE NEWS (From our correspondent.) e The Collie district is suffering fiom a very dry spell at present, owing to the want of a good fall of rain, which would brighten the pros pects of the summer, which, up to the present, are far from encourag ing, especially to owners of stock. On Sunday evening a few thunder, storms passed over and continued coming up and going off until about eleven o'clock the same night, with the usual rain of the west (thunder and lightning). The lightning was very vivid m the last storm or two. I rivate Les Howcliff came horn on a few days leave on Saturday. Private Rowcliff says that he is to again 0r' Wednesday 2, . V- J- am led to understand that this is not Private Rowcliff's fi nal leave. Private KovvcIifS; states tliafc as za'r as he knoyv:s he is not- to sail before 2nd December, which date he thinks he will be sailing QR. He looks extremely wel], so " well that his Collie friends did not know him when he arrived. This speaks weli for the camp ]i...
GREAT CROP OF OATS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
GREAT CROP OP OATS. The oats that were found growing on Mi: J. B. Far ran el's Peel Farm, near Forbes, and which measured 7ft Gin., have been eclipsed. Mr' J. F. Male, of Groolagong, lias a pa', -.h of tall oats, one stalk of which is over 8ft in length. Still, honors are very even, as the Forbes skyscraper Nour ished in unploughed land, -while the Goolagong giant was in prepared soil.
DEATH OF AN OLD RESIDENT [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
DEATH OF KN OLD RSSIBEJMT Early this week Mrs. Mary Ana Reed, one of the oldest residents of this district, passed quietly away at her residence at Boborah, at the age - of 86 years. The deceased, who had been married twice, survived both of her husbands. Some years ago she held a considerable area of land,, which she devoted to grazing- pur poses, but allowing the leases to fall in, at the time of her death she only held a small farming property. De ceased was a native of Mulgoa, in the Penrith district, and although she ha4 a large family, only que son. —Mr. Desmond Jackson—is at pre sent alive. Other children were Mesdames H. Hall, J. Woods and,' James Donnelly. The body was in terred in the private cemetery at Boborab on Monday last, the Angli can clergman officiating.
Local and District News. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
A small bash fire occared between Bearbong and Mundooran on Satui' day, bat fortunately did not cause »ny damage, * * # Additions and renovations at pre sent being made to,, the Royal/Hotel, Gilgandra, when completed, will cost . nearly £4000. ! *= # # 1 On Tuesday morning Mr. J. Mit-1 chell, of " Fairfield," Collie, tracked j 270 fat sheep to Wodonga, Victoria, j and a similar namber to Flemington. * # # On Sunday night the flour mill at Gilgandra instituted a third shift, which means that operations are now being carried on continuously. *= # « Private W. Smith, one of the " Coo-ees," who arrived in Gilgandra on Friday on leave, left again for Liverpool on Mondav. «= * At Lance's Railway Hotel billiard room on Monday night a private bil liard match, 100 up, for a side wager, between Messrs. King and Walke, was won by the iormer by 16 points. * =x- # Last week no less than 10,000 bags of wheat were handled at tho local railway station, and waggon load after Waggon load still contin...
A GIRL'S OFFER. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
A young New Zealand girl Las written to the Defence Minister of fering herself for active service abroad. "I have been intending for a good while to write you on this very serious subject," she stated in her letter. "I am very anxious to know .whether 1 and others can go to the war and fight in the- trenches, and I am positive we w uld not dis grace our country. If only you would give the girls a chance, what a name little New Zealand^vould^et sending its girls to fight. People would say we were mad, but would soon prove our worth, and put those admirable shirkers in the shade." The girl suggested taking a suitable number of country girls and putting them through military training of a severe kind. There would be good results. She herself was a big girl, 20 years old, weigh ing lOst. She could ride, and was not afraid of anything. She had done some shooting. One brother was away at the front, and another was going in the reinforcements. She pleaded for a chance, and threatened to pe...
ROUTE MARCH FROM MUDGEE [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
ROUTE MARCH ESOM SSEUBCrEE Captain Eade, ivho was staff of ficer in connection with the route m^arch of the "Coo-ees," was disap pointed with the comparatively meage response to the call ior re cruits. He attributes this, however, to a considerable extent to the fact that many _ people are not .prepared to join at once, while harvesting operations arp pending or are in pro gress. Captain Eade hopes for'bet ter results as soon as harvesting is over. The captain expects to be able to arrange in a few days for a route march between Mudgee and Litbgow, to take place immediately after harvesting. With this object in view he proposes to undertake a detailed trip covering the outlying country between the two townsy If suitable arrangements can be made Captain Eade will start out in about a week. His object is to enlist act ive support in Mudgee, Lue, Ryl stone, Ilford, Capertee, Kandos, Portland, and other centres which are in the vicinity of the Mudgee line, but special attention will be ...
WEEDING BELLS [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
WEEDING BELLS At St.;Jdmes',-Sydney, on Wed- . nesday last^'the Rev. Hardy, Princi pal of vtj/e Brotherhood, united in the bonds gi matrimony Rev. C. S. Ro bert (late of Dubbo, and now rector at Trtindle), and Miss Olive Mum ford/(daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H, Ilumford, of Dabbo). Only re latives of the bride and bridegroom ■werepresent. \ _ 1
POLICE COURT ACCOMMODATION [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
POLICE COURT ACCOMMODA TION Yesterday the Police Magistrate was occupied in dealing with a num ber of important cases. The Gilgan dra "Weekly" wishing to give its readers an account of the proceedings despatched a representative to ob tain a report. On arriving at the Court he. Found there was no accom modation to carry on repertoiial work. Application to the Sergeant of Police proved fatile, so he made an open application to the. Bench to be pro vided with such accommodation. The ' Police Magistrate, with the courtesy that characterises him,, at once in structed the police to supply the re quirements. directing that the table in his room should be placed at the disposal of the reporters. "I like the press to report" he remarked.
WHY THE DROUGHT? [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
WHY THJE2 DROUGHT? A writer in the Tenterfiejd ''Star" ascribes the droughty conditions to the following causes:—(1) The an nual rainfall has diminished, and is of a different character. (The aver age rainfall of say 25 years ago does not now produce the same beneficial results—vide 2, 3, 5, and 6.) (2) Clearing the land has caused soil hardening, thus causing a dearth of facilities which formerly promoted soakage. Hence "ground water" has gradually diminished and cannot readily be replenished. (3) Injudi cious methods in clearing oft green timber have caused undue exposure to influences promoting rapid evap oration (dry hot winds, burning heat, etc.) (4) The nature of the soil ren ders it particularly liable to the harm ful effects of wind and heat. Being of little depth and of a tough nature water does not penetrate it easily. Being deficient in hamus water is not retained. (5) The destruction of our streams and natural reservoirs (swamps) have been rapid and exten sive. Many new ...
GILGANDRA LAND BOARD [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
The Local Laud Board, Mr R, M. Galloway (chairman)' and Messrs H. R. Buttsworth and J. A. Berryman (members) held a two days' sitting in the Gilgandra Court House on Tuesday and Wedhesday last. The- ^ j M lowing cases were decided •— / Consideration. Darnel Rodger B. McCarthy, h.f. area No 361—Postponed James Albert Beasleyysb.h 15/1—« Confirmed for 2 acres J. C. Elsom, a.c.p. 15/20—Con firmed Road Enclosures Robert Walker, h.s. 09/3—Granted Issue oi: Certificate Robert Walker, h.s. 09/3—-Issue directed of certificate precedent to issue of grant Inquiry re Conditions F. A. Semmleis, h.s. 09/4—Forfeit ure recommended Appraisement of Rent for Second Period E. S. Twigg, c.l.. 30685—Appraised by consent at 6d per acre Reduction of Interest John Maher, c.p. 90/53 and 90/ 215—Granted Variation of Purpose J. W. Lithgow and others sp.l. 441S—Recommended Conversion of Sett. Lease William Dawes, cf.p. 15/16—Con firmed Appraisement of Cap. Value R. McKechnie, 13/10—Postponed Thomas Walker, h.f...
WOODLANDS FARM [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
WOODliAHDS FARM In reply to a question in the House the Minister for Agriculture, said 24 harvesters we .re purchased for use at Woodlands Government Farm ; it is expected that at least 15 will be re quired for harvesting- on the farm, and the remainder will be sold if a satisfactory price can be procured. The area under wheat was 11,000 acres. Owing to the rains which fell in October the crop received con siderable benefit, and will not be harvested till the beginning of De cember. At present it is impossible to say what the yield will be.
ROUTE MARCHES [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
ROUTE MARCHES Route marches, however, are not looked upon with favor by the mili tary authorities, who point oat that the object at the present time is to get as many men to the front as quickly as possible. Bat during these marches it is impossible to give the men any but preliminary training, and the result is that they are kept in camp longer than would otherwise be necessary. The value of such trips is not by any means underestimated, but it is considered that equally good results would be obtained from district marches to the local recruiting depots, where tho men would at once receive thor ough instruction.
ALL IN THE POOL. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
IN THE POOL. 'meeting of Dub bo farmers to against the wheat-pooling the following resolution was cawHR 1" That the Government be asked) to pay 3s per bushel cash for all wltaat, same to be delivered by-the farmers at country stations and sid ings; \and after the pooling' process had been done that the farmers get a share of the profits, if any."
ALLEGED DISLOYAL UTTERANCE [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
! AIXEGED DISLOYAL UTTER INGE A special'meeting of the cominit j tee of the Dnbbo Bowling Club, was, at the request of: Mr. Yon Sehill, held on Monday night to inquire in to charges of disloyalty against him, and after a protracted inquiry the committee foil ad the charge not proved, and passed the following re solution:—"That this committee hav ing inquired into an alleged disloyal utterance of Mr. Yon Schill, after careful consideration, are of the opinion, that it is without founda tion."
WHERE'S THE FLAG? [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
WHERE'S THE FLAG? —,—.—-fr-" —■ Says an exchange:—Mr. M. McLeod, who returned to Wellington from Sydney on Saturday rooming la;st, mentions that being in the me tropolis when Hitchen's "Coo-ees" completed the journey, and having been so closely associated with tho reception *of the Gilganura- recruits in Wellington, he'naturally felt an j interest in their entry into tbe city, j and motored out to meet them, and | exchanged greetings. Having had J the honor of presenting "Bil" Hit-| chen .with a Union Jack, Mr. j McLeod would have been something J more or less than natural if he had j not quickly noted that the Welling- j ton flag was no longer borne high in j the line of march. He inquired, "Why, where's the Wellington flag?'" A shame-faced "We've lost it" was the first reply, aud then came the cool declaration "Someone shook it." j Comment is surperflous here, for in all probability Mr. McLeod made several characteristic ones, and if they were not heard it may be safelj" taken tha...
HOW LONG, OH LORD! GILGANDRA RAILWAY YARD. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 26 November 1915
GILG-AS'DRA RAILWAY YARD. According to the fellow who isn't one, the cocky is an inveterate growlei, who considers he has a license to be always "agin the Go vernment/' But when yea compare Iiim with the bullock and horse puncher, he just fades away right into insignificance. However, there is nothing monotonous about expres sed grievances of those who follow " punchin'," as they are mostly ut tered with a picturesque force that not only astounds, but inspires ad miration. The teamsters are right up agin it-this season, and their com plaint is not only tangible, but just. It seems that whilst at most railway stations in wheat districts in the west, the railway yards are opened at 6 o'clock in the morning, the Gilgan dra yard is kept locked until an hour later. Representations have been made to the authorities to have the, matter remedied, but up to. date the spirit has not been enabled to move the railway people. Notwithstand ing, the punchers intend to keep go ing at the matter unt...