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GENERAL NEWS. LONDON, December 2. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 9 December 1905
GENERAL NEWS. Lonbos, December 2. | Twenty-two penniless Polish -sol diers whq were released by Japan have arrived in British Colombia. Russia, it is said, has refused to provide for their repatriation. Hundreds are said to be in a similar predicament. December 3. Riots, the outcome of a dockers1 strike, are in progress at Georgetown, British Guiana. The white popula tion is greatly alarmed. The forces fired repeatedly on the mob, with the result that many casualties occurred. All the Government offices are be sieged. British gunboats have been sent to Georgetown. December 4. An explosion occurred yesterday in a coal mine at Diamondville, U.S.A. At the time of the accident miners were engaged blasting coal at a depth of 4,000 feet. Twenty-oue members of the night shift were killed and 40 entombed. Two Boers in German -South-West Africa have each been sentenced to five years penal servitude for conspir ing to seize German ammunition con voys.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, December 3. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 9 December 1905
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [ ADELAIDE, December *3. Giving evidence before the Tariff j Commission on Friday Joseph Florey, representing the S.Ar Boot and Shoe Makers' Association, urged 4 be pro tection of Australian marsupials, es pecially daring tbe breeding season, as their skin made the finest leather in the world. December 7. Tn the Assembly to-nighfc Mr. Solomon's motion for banding over tbe Northern Territory to the Com- i monwealth was carried. Members1 said the burden was too heavy for South Australia. Tbe Commonwealth demanded a white Australia, and it was the doty of the Commonwealth to take over the problem of tropical Australia.
VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, December 3. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 9 December 1905
VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, December 3. Captain Myhus, of" the wrecked barque La Bella has had his certificate suspended for twelve months. December 4. Heavy rain and boisterona weather was experienced in Melbourne yester day. Some stations in the Hamilton district report heavy mortality among the newly-shorn sheep. On Mayne Calls station 1,500 sheep succumbed to the bad weather. Out of 6,000 sheep shorn yesterday only 10 are alive to day. December 5. The losses amongst stock in the western district owing to the cold weather were very heavy. Thomas Shaw, of Wooriwyrite station, lost 4,000 sheep, Mr. Camming, of Mt. Violet station, 1,000, Mr. E. Skip ton, of Carranballal station, 2,700, and Merrimurrin 1,500. Around Pens harst the losses were severe, 2,000 perishing on the Devon Park estate, 1,500 on Moyne Fails, .500 on Grreen Hills, 500 on Moodwood. While a train was rnnning between Bendigo and Melbourne last night the report of a revolver shot was heard from the lavatory of a first class...
Cablegrams. RUSSIA'S TROUBLES. LONDON, December 2. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 9 December 1905
Cablegrams. » : JBtrgaiA'S TROUBLES. LONDON, December 2. It is stated at Moscow that Count de Witte's efforts to find a solution of Russia's great internal problem are being nullified by the independent action exercised by the conrt author ities from the Tsarskoye Selo palace. There are practically two govern ments at present in Russia, one btiing centred in the Czar and the other in -Count de Witte. terrible panic lias set in on the j St. Petersburg Bourse, and Russian 4 .per cents.. have, slumped to £79. Financiers "and business men are aghast and declare that the Govern ment's policy is suicidal and is playing into the bands of the revolutionaries. It is reported in Vienna that the Russian mutineers at Batoum have seized a steamer belonging to -the Austrian Lloyd Co., and they are holding tlie vessel for the ransom of the railway. ' A telegram received from St. Petersburg states that the mutiny at Sebastopol has been crushed. One hundred and ten thonsand workmen are locked out or...
MUNICIPAL. CARNARVON. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 9 December 1905
MUNICIPAL. ? ? CARNARVON. The regular fortnightly meeting" of the above council was held on Tuesday afternoon, there being1 present: The Mayor (Mr. G-. Baston), and Crs. D. Matlieson, E. H. Angelo, W. Q. Fennell, and J. H. Mansfield. The minutes of the previous meet ing were read and confirmed. The Mayor stated the only matter in the minutes to which he need refer was the pump which had been ordered for street watering purposes. This he expected to arrive by the S.b. Ballarra, and 88 soon ss it was tin packed the stand would be erected and Btreefc watering proceeded with. A letter was received from Mr. H. Campbell stating he had examined the fcmks at Yankee Town and found that a green scum was beginning to form on the water. To obviate this he suggested that the tanks should be provided with lids, and that the tanks should be painted. Also that the mills required overhauling. The Mayor stated this matter had been held over from a previous meet ing. Cr. Matheson considered it would b...
HOME POLITICS. LONDON, December 3. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 9 December 1905
HOME POLITICS. LONDON, December 3. At a Cabinet meeting on Saturday Mr. Balfonr and his Cabinet decided to resign. It is expected that Sir Henry Campbell Baunerman will take office and will go to the country in January. The Balfour Government, which is practically a continuation of tbe Salis bury administration, dates from July, 1902, on the retirement o£ Lord Salis bury just after the conclusion of the Boer War. Among tbe chief incidents in the history of tbe Government were the passing of the Education Act, the retirement of tbe Colonial Secretary (Mr. Chamberlain) and of the Chief Secretary for Ireland (Mr. Wyndham). Daring the past year or two most of the bye-elections have gone against the Government, and finally the Con servative press turning against the Prime Minister, he was forced into resigning. The Times suggests that tbe Earl of Rosebery's attitude towards home rule for Ireland, Earl Spencer's illness, and the Marquis of Ripon's advanced age render it possible for Sir H...
OUR NORTHER MINING FIELDS. PERTH, December 5. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 9 December 1905
OUR NORTHER MINING FIELDS. PERTH, December 5. The Government Geologist, Mr. Maitland, who recently returned from a tonr o£ the Pilbarra and West Pil barra districts, states that the dis co very of large deposits of tanfcalite and the recent tin finds at Wodgina have caused great activity to bs dis played in that centre. The tantalite find is the largest yet made anywhere. Speaking of West Pilbarra, Mr. Mait land said very little information re garding the possible future of the field was available, as very few people were engaged and many of the mines were inaccessible. In Mr. Maitland's opinion Pilbarra is and will always be a gold aud tinproducing district.
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND AUSTRALIA. LONDON, December 3. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 9 December 1905
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND AUSTRALIA. LOXDON, December 3. Mr. iJeaie, the president of the allied manufacturers' associations of Australia, had an audience yesterday with President Roosevelt. The latter gave Mr. Beale the following message for Australians :-" Next to my own nation I am most interested in the progress, success, and safety of yonr great democratic island continent. Beware of keeping yonr far"north empty. Encourage the-- immigration o£ Southern Europeans.^ They will cultivate your rich country and be come good Australians."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 9 December 1905
Caves! Caves! An Ideal Holiday Trip for Tour Health. COOL and REFRESHING TRIP. BOATING, BATHING and FISHING. COUNTRY and SEASIDE COMBINED. COUPONS ARE ISSUED Covering First-class Train and Coach Return and Hotel Expenses, as under, from Perth or Fremantle : Yallingup (3 days) JB3 0 0 Margaret Birer (4 days) £4 5 0 Sound Trip &lt;5 days) ... £5 5 0 FOR COUPONS AND PARTICULARS Apply The Secretary Caves Board South British Chambers, BARRACK STREET, PERTH. Xmas Presents $ New Year Gifts. LARGE STOCKS ON HAND. TABLE KNIVES, Imitation Ivory Handles, from 6s. 3d. £ doz. DESSERT KNIVES, Imitation Ivory, from 5s. 6d. J doz. TABLE FORKS, Nickel Plated, from 4s. J doz.; Nickel Silver, from 6s. \ doz. DESSERT FORKS, Nickel Plated, from 3s. 3d. $ doz; Nickel Silver, from 4s. 3d. £ doz. TABLE SPOONS, Nickel Plated, from 4s. £ doz.j Nickel Silver, from 6s. \ doz. DESSEET SPOONS, Nickel Plated, from 3s. 3d. \ doz.; Nickel Silver, from 4s. 3d. \ doz. TEA SPOONS, Nickel Plated, from Is. 6d. &...
BOARD OF HEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 9 December 1905
BOARD OP HEALTH. The minutes of the previous meet ing were read and confirmed. Cr. Matheson said with regard to the question of the by-laws which had been raised by the Central Board of Health, he had been informed that the by-laws had been gazetted, and that a copy of the Gazette, containing them was filed in the Resident Magis trate's office. The Mayor read a letter which he had written to Mr. Skinner, in refer ence to the sanitary service, and the board approved df the action taken by him. THE HEALTH OFFICES. Gr. Mansfield reported having in terviewed Dr. Hickinbotham, and stated that the late health officer had agreed to again accept the position providing the letters read at the last meeting of the board, but not pub lished, were made public through the columns of the local press. Cr. Matheson said it was at bis suggestion the letters were not pub lished, he thinking it would not be fair to publish them until the doctor had an opportunity of perusing them. He moved that the let...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 9 December 1905
LOCAL AND GENERAL. SACEED CONCERT.-Attention is directed to the advertisement notifying that a saored concert will be held in the Jubilee Ball at 4 o'clock to-morrow afternoon. A collection will be taken up at the door for the Church of England choir music fund. THE STAMP ACT.-Public attention is drawn to an advertisment appearing in another column notifying that on and after January 1, 1906, the stamp duties under the Stamp Act, 1882, on bills of exchange and promissory notes, except bills and notes payable on demand and foreign bills and notes, must be denoted by impressed stamps. Stamped forms of bills and notes can be obtained at the Treasury and from all official vendors of stamps. LICENSING COURT.---The annual licensing court was held on Monday, Messrs. C. D, Y. tfoss, R.M., D. Matheson, J. H. Mane field, and Dr. Hickinbotham, J.'«P., pre siding. Messrs. H. Hearn, C. Skinner, and £. McAllister were granted publicans' general licenses for the Carnarvon Hotel, Settlers' Hotel, a...
SOUTHERN NEWS. THE PILBARRA RAILWAY. PERTH, December 5. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 9 December 1905
SOUTHERN NEWS. &nbsp; &nbsp; THE PILBARRA RAILWAY. PERTH, December 5. &nbsp; &nbsp; Two tenders were received by the Public Works Department for the private construction of the Pilbarra railway. Chinn & Co. are willing to construct a 3 ft. 6 in. gauge line from &nbsp; Port Hedland to Nullagine, a distance of 170 miles, at an estimated cost of £700,000. Hargraves & Co. propose to build a 2 ft. 6 in. gauge line from Point Sampson to Nullagine, a dis- tance of 270 miles, at an estimated cost of £440,000. The contractors in each case ask 3½ per cent. on their capital as a guarantee.
A SINGAPORE MURDER CASE. PERTH, December 12. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 16 December 1905
A SINGAPORE MURDER CASE. PERTH, December 12. j A young man named Walter Glad stone Phillips was arrested at Victoria Park on Friday afternoon on a pro visional warrant issued at Singapore charging him with having caused evidence of the commission of a crime of murder to disappear. The offence is punishable with seven years' im prisonment. The marder referred to in the charge is stated to have oc curred in August last, when a sailor named White while walking along North Beach, Singapore, with a woman named Farley, was struck on the head with a club and rendered unconscious. He was removed to the hospital, where he succumbed to the injuries. The woman Farley is sup posed to be identical with a theatrical pianiste of that name formerly well known in West Australia. She was friendly with a man named Hili, with whom 6he is said to have left Broome for the Straits Settlements. The ac cused, Phillips, was a close acquain tance of Hills. Phillips arrived by the Minilya a few days ago. The a...
THE PILBARRA RAILWAY. PERTH, December 11. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 16 December 1905
THE PILBARRA RAILWAY. PERTH, December 11. | Messrs. China & Co., who recently submitted an offer to the Government to construct a railway from Port Hedland to Nullagine, have written to the Government formally with ' drawing the offer. The reasons given [ by Chinn & Go. for this action are 1 that the harbour is unsuitable for cargo boats and that the jetty is not in a fit condition for the reception of the heavy material necessary for the construction of the line. Hargraves & Go.'s tender for tlie construction of a railway from Point Sampson, to Nullagine is being con sidered by the Government. It is confidently stated that Har [ graves & Go. and Ghinn & Go. repre sent practically the same interest, although this is denied by Ghinn and Go. December 15. ' Yesterday Mr. Henry China made a statement to a press representative in regard to the offer which had been ' made to the Government by Messrs. | Hargrave & Co. to construct a narrow ga...
A DETERMINED SUICIDE. PERTH, December 11. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 16 December 1905
A DETERMINED SUICIDE. PERTH, December 11. What is regarded by the police as a determined suicide on the part of a man named O'Neill occurred in the vicinity of the Thomas-street railway bridge at West Perth. As a train from Fremantle was approaching the bridge a man was observed to ran down the embankment and deliberately place his body across the rails. Before the men who observed the action of O'Neill conld reach the spot and pre vent him accomplishing his design, the engine dashed over O'Neill's body. The head was completely severed from it and carried along the line a distance of 20 feet, while the tronk, which was considerably mangled, was deposited between the rails 14 yards farther on. In the pockets of the deceased's clothes four 3d. pieces were fonnd, but there was no letter which would indicate the deceased's intention to commit suicide. December 14. The adjourned inquest concerning the death of O'Neill, who was run over by a train in the vicinity of West Perth station, wa...
SOUTHERN NEWS. THE BROOME MURDER. PERTH, December 11. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 16 December 1905
SOUTHERN NEWS. THE BROOME MURDER. PERTH, December 11. ] A special meeting of the Executive Council was held on Saturday morn ing to consider the case of Hagen, Marquez, and Espada. The evidence was carefully considered by every memberjjf the Cabinet, and it was decided That the law should take its course. His Excellency the Governor agreed with the recommendation of his Ministers, and resolved not to interfere with the sentence imposed on the prisoners.
QUEENSLAND. BRISBANE, December 10. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 16 December 1905
QUEENSLAND. BEISBAHE, December 10. In a storm on £ riday nine inches of rain fell in Brisbane and suburbs. With the disappearance of the flood waters a sad scene of rained homes was presented. The Catholic Orphan age Buffered to the extent o.f £1,000. "The low-lying portion of East Bris bane felt the fall force of the storm, and the damage there was great. A hon6e occupied by a family named Coleman at Stanley Creek was lifted off tbe piles it stood on and carried a distance of 300 yards. Mrs. Coleman, who was 19 years of age, and her in fant were in the honse at the time. The mother clang to the rafters with one hand and held the child in the other. Cornelias Sallivan followed the honse by swimming and wading and succeeded in rescuing Mrs. Cole man, who was then in an hysterical state. She had dropped the child, which must have been swept oat of the honse. On the Desbin estate over a dozen families had to be rescued by boats.
CORONER'S INQUEST. CONCERNING THE DEATH OF JAMES LOUTON. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 16 December 1905
CORONER'S INQUEST. CONCERNING THE DEATH OF JAMES LOUTON. Mr. M. C. E. Banbury, J.P., held a coronial inquiry at William bury station on December 4 into the circumstances sur rounding the death of James .Louton. The jury consisted of Messrs. F. E. Lefroy, G. Vann, and E. Gray. The following is a digest of the evidence taken: Samuel Cocking stated that he knew the deceased and was in his company on the 23rd November last. He overtook the deceased on the way from Lefroy'e to wit ness's camp, and they travelled together to Monkey's W«U, from where witness went to his camp, and a f«w minutes later the deceased came over to the camp. Fleming was there also. AU three partook of whisky. Later on deceased started quar relling with Fleming, and the latter told him that if he could not behave himself when he came to anyone's camp the best j thing he could do was to go back to his own. Deceased then wanted to fight Fleming, but the latter refused, and said he was no fighting man. Deceased said ...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, December 11. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 16 December 1905
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, December 11. ] At tbe prorogation of the South Australian Parliament on Friday the Governor criticised the Legislative Conncii for not agreeing to make law several important measures passed by the Assembly. The members of the Conncii became indignant at the utter ance of the Governor, and it is be lieved they intend making enquiries whether or not the reference was con stitutional with a view -to addressing the Governor on the subject.