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The New Mining Act. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 16 October 1907
The Nevf Miriiiig Act. We have received the following information re the new Mining Act, which may be of interest to. our mining readers ; — . The Mining Act, 1906, and the regulations ' marie therennd«ri con solidated 13 Acis and 28 sets of regulations into one, and intro duced a number of amendments simplifying and liberalising the raining Laws. The principal benefits conferred upon miners by the new Act are as follows': — Reduction of tent'on gold-mining leases from 20s. to 5s. per acre. Privileges conferred by a miner's right enlarged, including increased residence areas outside towns from 1 (o 2 aenv ; the grunting of grazing 'rights on Cro.-vn L:ind to jiiiueraaild j»'rosji.;ctoi-«'j :fi!«*4 'i&'^fiirux-i-iiaw&it; rpward cl.iiins of ' 10 acr«s to ' the i|i.=i:.iveiv;viof iwiiici^als other- than goM. ' ' Mining m;iy bo can-i.^ii on nmlpr business and residence areas and other l^iicmpnts, not being claims. The holder of a lniuer's right may obtain a special autho...
Golf. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 16 October 1907
Golf. Ou Thursday afternoon great inlcrest whs manifested iu the competitions for the trophies present ed by Colonel Lassetter. Dr. . McGredie won the gentlemen's approaching aud driving competition^ and Miss Antill aud Miss Wade Brown tied for the lady's. Mr. l^hiyslal was successful in annexing the driving competition ; and Miss Wade-Brown seemed thu trophy for the lady's driving competition. Colonel Autili officiated as judge. By invitation of Missos Malioney and Toati (ho Picton Golf ' Club Leld n tournament ou the private links at the Thirlmere Homo last Saturday afternoon. Trophies wore presented by the hostesses, aud also booby prizes in each event. Afternoon tea was provided, and a very pleasant .afternoon was spent. The following are the results of the competition : — Gentlemen's tournament, uiiji5 uuiet. : a., ri. i-nryscal \o), oo ; A. W. Teal* (8), 54; H. Sbeil (6), 54; T. J. Morgan (23), 55 ; A. H. Brown (8), 57 j H. C. Clinch (25). 58 ; F. Timmis (3). 58 ; W. G. Gtsjki...
News in Brief. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 16 October 1907
News inJtrij&j J Australian butter is in good demand.. . Last week a large quantity of stock was. sent away to the'Goulburn district, where it is said the grass is good. - Mr.' Puller, M.P.. attempted to get wire netting put on (lie free list, but was unsuccessful. The will of tlie late Peter Close has been valued for probate purposes at £12,649. Everything is bequeathed to his widow. -.' -
A Picton Lady's Success. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 16 October 1907
A Picton Lady's Success. We are pleased to be able to report the success of a young Picton -Jady in the musical world. It reflects great civdit on Picton that Miss Annie Ruddiman has just received word thatlshe has passed her sixth and filial examination in music, and i^Kaow^-^^sj^V^'^^'W^iPfiUj}^ ;^each;eV;^loJa.f!iPsa^yl!5si^|a^tp| Music. S3he'is':i)ow t-niitled to place the letters T.D.p.O.M. after her nitne — an honor which very few obtain. She previously obtained. A.LC.M. and L.L'.C.M. diplomas. Miss -Rnddiman commenced going up for examination about two year's 'ago, and has been successful in passing every examination, aud has never had a failure. She- has gone through both practical and theoreti cal examinations without the slightest hitch, which is tin unusual thing. Miss Rudditiiati . was the only one who obtained the highest honor — teacher's diploma.— at the examinations held in Sydney on June 15, last,- and she has now received the papers .entitling her to put T.D.L.C.M....
Cricket. PICTON v. THIRLMERE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 16 October 1907
Cricket PICTON v. THfltLMERE The above match was played on the local park on Saturday ami resulted in a draw. TliirJmei'c went to the wickets first and were dis missed for 129, and Picton responded with 66 for the loss of (J wicketf. Considering that some of the most prominent players had to bat, it may safely be said that the draw was in favor of Picton. Each team con sisted of. twelve players. The visitors were captained by W. Baxter, anil the locals by A . S. Pecks. Appended are the details of the play :— Thirlmere. First Innings. G. Mann, b.'.H. Burgess ? 0 H. Baxter, c. Parry, b. H. Burgess 2G E. Baxter, c. Perks, b. H. Burgess 40 A. Mann, b. R Sheil ...... 3 S. Sh'eil, b. H. Bnrgpss ,.. 6 E. Sheil, b. H, Parry ... ... 7 W. Baxter, b. j. McEnnes ... 3 G. Ratter, c. Gillard, b. H. Parry . 13 J. Chamberlain, b. Jv Mclnnes 0, F. Cheetham, b. H. 'Parry- ... G B, Hjll, not but .=?- - ...., ... ,. ... , .4 fe.€as)^vbV^.^arry; ;..::.,; .J) ' Sundries ........ 21 Total ... ... ? 129 Bo...
Wollondilly Shire. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 16 October 1907
|^ildj^^i|,i . The connci Hoi's of this shiie met on October 4, n fall meeting being present, Cr. John E. Moore presided. In finance the meeting -considered al J accounts, wages, contracts, etc., the paysbeet amounting (o £397 6s. lid. Tbeeame were -passed; for payment. Or. Ofislow asked : ; Has the valuer for ilio WoUondilly Shire included Grown tenants in liis, valuation? — To be Attended to. Have the. Bail \v;iy. i v^onimiRsioneis carriea ouc nuy or tue iin pm veinen 'sat llieTliirlmere railway stntion, as asked 'by ibis council? — A letter- :is to be written to the Commissioners, through Mr. McCourt, in this matter. In nnswetto Cr. Onelow re financial position of the shire it whs pointed out that the- credit; balance to date ivns £474 4. fid., baV after liabilities already passed for payment had been motion -if«Cr. 'Ousiott'i ^flie president wns instructed to make arrangements , for on overdraft, it toeing necessary (o l obtain permission from the Minister for such, otherwise th...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 16 October 1907
In Memoriam. SHEIL.—In your charity kindly &nbsp; &nbsp; offer a prayer for the happy repose of the soul of Francis &nbsp; George Sheil who was acciden- tally killed on October 17, 1889. On whose soul Sweet Jesus have mercy. Inserted by his fond sister, Frances C. Quilty. &nbsp;
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 23 October 1907
TO STAND THIS SEASOX -' AT PICTON And travel tlie dunpbelltown and Camden Districts. The Thoroughbred Tbottikg Stallion REBELLION. EEBELLION is a rich dark brown horve, slanding over 16 hands high, rising 8 year« old, showing plenty of bone and muscle, and has perfect action. Rebellion is by the celebrated and well-known trotting stallion Babel Childe out of Florence, by Boccneio (imp.) out of Mystery, by Huon (imp.) Bebeluok whs bred by William Allen, Esq., 'Elmgrove,' Bogi, and vriis foaled Nov. 10, 1899. . 'Bedellipn tcol; first and special prize at Bega Show, 1900. REBEL CHILDE. the sire of ^Rebellion, is by the celcbmted imported American trotting horse, Childe Harold., out of the grand mare Velocity, by Rebel (see Stud Book) Bbbel Childe won Ike two year old (tbampioti ttot at ElsternWjdk Park, '» r .^Jlel^piirjje, beating a fie]d of nineteen r — , ^ ^ BteBBJjCHitDE.hasbeetiagre^ttttccees ' '' jilUit^todiniVirig sired'' mo're* dinners and track trotting horses than any sire in...
A FALSE HARE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 23 October 1907
A FALSE HARE. Buckelbauer, poor fellow, bas a favor to ask of the farm bailiff, who is race find unbend ing, but at the prospect of a douceur is apt to change bis demeanor Into one of the great est urbanity. Backlebauer remembers tnls aa be enters tbe awful presence. At first the bail iff addresses htni In the gruffest of tones. Sud denly bis gaze Is directed to tbe peasant's coat His face brightens, be chuckles as be contemplates a certain snot on tbe coat with visible satisfaction. 'Tour application Is granted, my good fellow; here is the order.' lie pleasantly remarks. 'You may leave tbe t»m In the kitchen aa roa ness out!' .
BUSH FIRE EXTINGUISHERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 23 October 1907
BUSH FIRE EXTINGUISHERS &A, the Temora Show, held September 25, a prize was offered for the best Bush Fire Extinguisher to be worked on the Show grounds. Several machines com peted. The first prize ol £8. S. 0. and second of £1. 1. 0. were swarded to T. H. Hicks, High Street, North Botany, Sydney, tbe manufacturer of the Ideal Poison Carts and oijjer station requisites.
LORD ALTHORP. HIS FIRST LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 23 October 1907
LORD ALTHORP. HIS FIKST LOVE. ' Writing iu 'P.T.O.,' Dr. Macuamar.i relates the following interesting experi ence: 'Iu about the secoud year of my pupil teaebersuip. being then between four teen and fifteen, I developed n most nassiouate attachment for a most de liglitful little pocket edition of Venus, who wa6 also a pupil -teacher, but I regret to say my advances met with something worse tliau contumely. 1 remember at that time I was a very good student of English, always secur ing excellent marks iu the English ex amination. Just then, however, cauie the annual Government examination for pupil teachers. I expected to make un iu English what I lacked iu mathe matics. The three hour's paper laid upon me the task of parsing, analysing, - and paraphrasing these lines, which .1 ' Very well remember, although the inci dent is over tUh'ty years old : Ob tbou! who dost Inhabit in tbia breast. Leave not the mansion so long tenantloss. Lest, growing ruinous, the building fall, And leave no...
LORD-ALTHORP A MAN OF THE MOMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 23 October 1907
LORDWU-THORP '- a MAN OF THE MOMENT. He was better known to the man in i the. street when he Bat on the' front ; j Opposition bench In the last Parliament and attended to the duties of a Liberal Whip. To the House be was simply 'Bobby Spencer,' and there was no one who attained such all-round popularity.. It was, therefore, with unfeigned re- - gret that his old friends watched him disappear down the corridor that leads to 'another place,' when the present _ Government came into office. It still seems strange to think of the House without his ornamental figure hurrying . Into the House before a division. 'Ornamental' is perhaps an inade quate word to describe him. It is one of those words which, Uke 'dlstin- gTiished-looklng,' would have made ' . Savage Landor open the window and- .; call for the police. In fact, there Is'* no wbpd that quite describes the effect vec that he made on the House of Com; i'; inoiis;_Forin appeAranMhajreeemblM^S a pbrtoUt|at JpbaMra^e '^fUc^ ^§§?** JjIb ...
AN INAPPROPRIATE TOAST. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 23 October 1907
AN INAPPROPRIATE TOAST. We have always held that the toast 'The land we live in*' is out of place at gatherings of British citizens on these felds, and have advocated the substitu tion of that of 'South Africa.' We con fess, however, that at no time In recent years has there been less inducement than to-day for colonists born outside of South Africa to speak of the Transvaal as 'bar home,' or even as 'Iheland ot opr adoption,'— ??'Star,'' Johannesburg.
OIL ON THE SEA. A REMARKABLE SIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 23 October 1907
OH. ON THE SEA. . ^ A REMARKABLE 6IGHT. ,)..- 'a ;- Ships aMyln^ittaJeW-ITpw^Bna.^thar ports from the Gulf of 'iiSexIcpf jare:fiiri nlshing 'reports 'to the hydrpgraphic bureau that an Immense petroleum lake has suddenly appeared off the coast of Texas. Officers of the Morgan liner El Slglo, which arrived from Galveston, reported that their ship passed through the lake, which was spouting : fine looking oil In a waste of brine. The officers of the steamship Cuban, in their 'report, state that the lake of ril Is about ten miles wide and more than fifteen miles in' length, and that it .vas seen by them in the middle of the gulf, about seventy .miles off the coast ?t Texas. The report added that the petroleum ran quite deep through the water, that a pump was put over the side, and considerable oil was pumped on board, a sample of which the Cuban brought to port. Shipping men about the maritime -ex- change, on Broad street, are greatly ex cited over the old Neptune oil' well, but shares...
NATION OF MEAT EATERS. APPETITE DOUBLED IN TWENTY YEARS. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 23 October 1907
NATION OF MEAT EATERS. APPETITE DOUBLED IN TWENTY TEARS. Remarkable facts regarding our national food supply are given in a Yellow-book issued on August 14th by the Board of Agriculture. Every year we aic becoming mot: and more dependent on foreign nations for our food. Twenty years ago the lital amount of food brought to the United Kingdom frpm across the seas ccst us Just over L1U,000,000. Last year, it f e food had teen paid for in a lump sum, It would have needed a cheque fo. L219,000,000. Here is a striking table comparing ih- imports of food per head in 3886 with those last year:— JS6C. 190C. lbs. lbs. Wheat ? I-6 .. 239 Flour ? 45 .. 36 Rice ? 20 .. 22 Potatoes ? 8 .. 10 Sugar ? 69 . . 86 Meat ? 20%.. «% Butter and margarine .... '%.. 13% Cheese ? 3V4.. 6?i Lard ? 2%.. G% 'The greatest relative Incre se,' says the report, 'has taken place in the im ports o£ dead meat, o£ which we con sume twice as much per head as we did less than twenty years ago. 'This is specially signific...
"EARL'S DAUGHTER." RUINED BY NOTORIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 23 October 1907
'EARL'S DAUGHTER.' RUINED BY NOTORIETY. 'The Hon Eva Fox-Stranifways,' who has deceived American sacie^y by posing as the daughter of the Earl o.' IlcheFter, and was finally arrested In Canada on a charge of grand larceny, was brought before the Jefferson Mar ket police court, New York, on August 15th. She now calls herself p'a'n Miss Fox. Small of stature, her face pinched with terror, she Is by no raeana beau tiful, despite her fair hair and blue eye;. She confesses to tblrty-flve years, but looks ten years older. She arrived in New York In Uie small hours of the morning from Toronto, a'd was placed in the famous Tombs prison. During the journey Ehe conversed in elegant French with a detective, and only lost her composure when she was taken to the 'rogue!'' gallery' to have her photograph taken and ber finger prints registered. Wringing her hands with despair, she then spoke of the deceit forced upon her by rich people In New York, 'wealthy parvenus, little nobodies, who just took...
THE LAST LAP. A SPECIALIST'S EXPERIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 23 October 1907
THE LAST LAP. A. SPECIALIST'S -EXPERIENCE. ..' E.f M. Goodman writes In the ' AVcstminster Gazette'-—. The specialist hurried out to his waiting cab, and Dr. Whately stood, with outstretched hand of farewell and the remains of his duty smile, anxious to leave the scene of a dis appointing consultation. - No one took any heed of hisihand and smile, and he had to follow the father and mother of the patient ' back to the drawing-room' fire, and begin again the ' talking it over' I which is the usual sequel of the great - man's words. ( ' Now, Dr Whately, you will tell 1 us what he really means I' began Mrs Dowden, in the gentle, twitter ing manner which even her lately shed tears could not make other than cheerful, 1 ' One feels, with a specialist, that one knows all there is to know ; but perhaps we may make too much or too little of it.' She answered ^the _i?*¥acing 'matters^ '' ubdf Itfltli^a^^cind of callousness not altogether selfish, spared no thought for pains and dis appointmen...
"BUCKEYE DAISIES" AT HOME. THEIR INNOCENT TOUR. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 23 October 1907
'BUCKEYE DAISIES' AT HOME. THEIR INNOCENT TOUR. America's latest batch of prize girls, the ' Buckeye Daisies,' have disembarked, 'and have now returned to thoir homes in Ohio. Tho New York correspondent of the ' Daily Telegraph' says that without excep tion they declared that they had seen nothing in Europe to compare with America, and especially Ohio. . ' I don't . understand,' said Miss Margaret M'addy. .''ihow an American :girl ?ta^'jj»^iy^^-&iroj^jjan.;;.*#eii it; hfi 3fcMs ^W^tje^'S^^pnBvof ^%ould; ?reaHsej.fl«WB.WbiM» ?.'$e:yer,*ltJ» ^naaihood ? ^rtb^A^l^utn&i,''^^^;^:;: :.' ?'' ?- . -!oinlng'' io '-'details'; the ''? Buckeye Daisies' generally- ' were not over complimentary. The Germane they described as ' too automatic,'.' what ever that means ; the Parisians as ? 'mere popinjays,' and French polite- ! ness a ' figment of the imagination.' Such beautifully dressed women as they saw abroad were generally Americans. The English women, though possessing the best...
TEE LAUREL WREATH IN SWEDEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Picton Post — 23 October 1907
TEE LAUREL WREATH IN SWEDEN. In the 'Westminster Gazette' of 22nd June,. It is stated, a correspondent writes,- that 'during the recent Linnaeus celebrations atr Upsala, Selma Laserlof was .crowned with a laurcf-wreath as the niost popular or living Swedish au thors.' . Whilst this is coiTect,- the general reader 1s. probably unaware -that a wreath 'of laurel Is part of the oeremony of conferring the degree of Doctor or Philosophy at that University, and that four British representatives were also thus honored on the same oe- ( caslon. . «-*?.*? T ?**'* — ^