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CARBINE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
CARBINE CLUB. A meeting of the Parramatta Half-squadron N.S.W. Lancers was held in the Orderly Room, George-street, on Thursday evening last, for the purpose of forming a Carbine Club. There were about fifteen troopers present, and Lieut. Cox was voted to the chair. Captain E. J. Brown, of the Parra matta Civilian Rifle Club, was present, and | explained the workings of that club, adding, also, tbat as Captain Bums had gone to a lot of trouble and expense in erecting butts at ' Gowan Brae,' the least that the members of tbe Half-squadron could do was to show , their appreciation of bis kindness by making' good use of the butts. Lieut. Cox moved, and Trooper Todhunter seconded, 'That a Carbine Club be formed,' whioh was oarried unani mously. Office-bearers were elected aB follow : President, Capt. Burns ; vice-presidents, Lieut. Fred Weston and Lieut Ohas. Cox ; secretary, Trooper Todhunter ; treasurer, Sergeant Lamb ; committee, Corporals Waugh and Thorne, Trumpeter Brown, and Troop...
LADY PARKES' FUNERAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
LADY PARKES' FUNERAL. Lady Parkes died on Tuesday last; and was buried at Ryde 0#metery qn Thursday* iter. H. H* Britten officiated at tbe grave. The site selected fpp the totanqeqt was 2} ear the grave of the late Mr. James Squire ForneU. The oasket, which was of polished oak, bore tbe ioserlptlon— ' Bleanor,. Lady, Parkes ; bom, I February 87, 1607 ; died July It?, 1B9B,' The I oasket was fitted with a glass wiu4ow at the head, protected by ia iroode# sjiije. This was removed at ifce graveside at Sir Henry's rp? quest to enable him /to look og his wife's facp while the service yfas ^elqg read, before the casket .was lowered in the grave the slide was replaced. Sir Henry rested forafew momenta in the church «t tbe close oT. the service, and .returned to fthnwriarie ghoffi after % u'clook,
JENNER'S ESTATE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
JENNER'S ESTATE. Our Castle Hill correspondent writes ; ' Wc arc All glad here to soc that these large estates arc now under the able management of Mr. G. H. Mobbs, the popular Parramatta auctioneer. Satisfactory sales have since been made of several very good sites, and the best of all is, the vendors arc prompt as regards the issue of titles. Wc can do with more settlement on the Jenner's land here yet.'
PARRAMATTA SALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
PARRAMATTA SALES, On Friday, produce was more plentiful, if : anything, and prlccs with a downward tend ency. Eggs, lOd to Is ; fowls, Is Qd to 2s Gd ; butter. Is Id ; pork, 2gd to 3|d ; suckers, 3s to 5s ; pigs, 5s to 10s Gd ; calves, 2s to 8s tid ; cows, 15s to 40s.
THE LATE FATHER KEATING. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
THE LATE FATHER KEATING. As appears from our report elsewhere, the Bev. Father Keating succumbcd on Tuesday to the injuries received in the recent accident. At 10.30 on Thursday a solemn service and requiem for the dead was held at St. Patrick's, some GO priests taking part therein. Cardinal Moran, Monsignors O'Brien and Yerdon and Arcbpriest Sheehy were also present. The coffin was laid on a catafalque in the centre of the church. The large congregation in cluded a number of friends from Waterloo. Rev. Father Collins (priest in charge of Mount Carmel parish) was the celebrant, and Dr. O'Haran, M.C. At 1.30 the funeral cortege left for Rookwood. Some 20 priests rendered the sen-ice in the cemetery. Father Collins officiated at tbe grave. The Mayor of Waterloo attended to show his respect for the deceased, and actcd as one of the bearers of the coffin.
P0CKET-PICKING. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
POCKET-PICKING. The present defective provision for exit on some of our railway stations lends itself to the nefarious practices of the thief and kindred ' gentry.' This is peculiarly the case at some local stations ; for nstanee, Granville. Miss Scarborough, of that town, had her pockct deftly picked by some light-fingered individual on Saturday, during the crush at the up plat form. Some better arrangements, on the part of the railway authorities, might be made in the interests of travellers.
ROBBERIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
ROBBERIES. Mrs. Threadgill, of Brisbane-street, Gran ville, sustained a heavy loss on Friday last. She left her front door open, to let the children get out to play, and it appears tbat, whilst she was in the kitchen, a thief must have sneaked into the house, for, when she went to the front again, she found all her jewellery gone. The blow is a severe one, as the goods stolen in cluded many of Mrs.Thrcadgill's most valuable wedding presents. — Reports o^petty thefts arc numerous, though the incidents are not always confined to Parramatta. Miss Doyle, a lady teacher in Parramatta, had, this week, her watch and chain snatched from her, whilst in Sydney ; and a friend of hers (Miss Cuinmings) lost her purse at tbe same time.
MR. GARRARD AT SMITHFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
MR. GARRARD AT SMITHFIELD. Hon. Jacob Garrard addressed a large and enthusiastic meeting at Suiithfield Hall on Thursday. Alderman Vallance was in the chair, and in introducing Mr. Garrard stated that the questions on which the lleid Govern ment had fallen out with the Council were so clear, that there was not the slightest doubt that the duty of the electors in deciding the matter was to return, as far as possible, only supporters oi tne late administration. Air. Jacob Garrard stated, with reference to the candidates opposing him in this election, he never complained about opposition, especially when his opponents where young men born and bred in this colony, but he characterised as ' a lie, pure and simple,' one portion of Mr. Thos. Pye's address. A vote of confidence was, on the motion of Mr. Stieme, seconded by Mr. Ebcry, carried.
RYDALMERE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
RYDALMERE COUNCIL. A meeting of the above was held on Wednes day. Present : The Mayor (Aid. T. Smith), and Aldermen Stevens, Ryan, Jenkins, Cowell, and Humphreys. Bulky correspondence was read, And received. Accounts amounting to £20 lis Id were passed for payment. The Financc Committee's report and the treasurer's I report were adopted. The Works Committee were directed to report at next meeting as to the advisability and cost of cutting down and forming footpath on western side of Erming ton road, at a probable cost of 7s per yard. Aid. Cowell asked if there were any Govern ment reserves in Ennington and Rydalmere ; and the Mayor replied that he did not know. The meeting closed at 0 p.m.
AN AUDACIOUS THEFT. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
AN AUDACIOUS THEFT. I On Monday Week, as Constable Torpy was on duty in Church-street, Parramatta, he observed two men (one, if not both of whom, he recognised as well-known to tbe police), lounging about near Holmes' Railway Hotel. Watching their movements, he saw the two go towards a buggy drawn up in front of the premises. One of the two — a well-known oharaoter named Michael Cuneen — went to the vehicle, and lifted ont a tin of ox tongues, two bottles of beer, and a quantity of meat., and was starting off when the officer aooosted him. In reply to the natural question as to what he intended ' to do with those things,' Cuneen trumped up a story that' he mas going to take them in to 41 Sam ' (the barman). He was taken into custody, and removed to the lockup ; but while on the way made ah attempt to escape, in the course of wmbh he badly tore the constable's uniform. Cuneen was on the following morn ing brought before the Bench (Messrs. B. Harper and and D. D. Henderson, J.P.'s pre...
BAPTIST CONGREGATION— CENTRAL HALL. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
BAPTIST CONGREGATION CENTRAL HALL. On Wednesday night, the Bev. J. G. Wilson, of Aoboru, gave 'an interesting and humerous lecture on ' Round about the atair of Hymen' to a very good audience. The lecturer's vivid narration of quaint and amusing sayings and customs oonnected urith marriage — not .omit ting the Fleet Prison ahd Gretna Green ' ^weddings .as: well. as 'more fitting pasBages] — broD^nt pot finmovas'xnarks of flppfonl- * j
A DREAM-VISION. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
A DREAM- VISION. Speaking at the grave of Mr. A. Payten, J.P., on Saturday, Rev. J. Paterson said their de ceased townsman had some time before his death a ourious dream-vision which had made considerable impression upon him. He (Mr. Payten) had fancied himself transported to another world to the presence ot Uhnst, so near indeed, that he leant upon His bosom like the beloved disciple. Suddenly there came a horror of falling and of darkness — of precipitation into tbe abyss. The dreamer awoke solemnised. It was their belief that he had learnt, to purpose, the lesson : and had in reality gained his Saviour's presence.
TERRIBLY INJURED. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
TERRIBLY INJURED. On Thursday news came to hand from j Scone of a terrible Accident there, liy which Mr. J. Martin (who left Parramatta some months ago with Mr. J. Auchterlonie to go prospecting) was terribly injured. It is said that Mr. Martin fell from a ladder and had his back broken. Mrs. Martin and the lattcr's | father (Mr. DeMars) left for the scene of the accident on Thursday evening. The Messrs. Worrall (of Baulkham Hills) arc at Scone I with Mr. Martin's party. |
BUTTERFLY MAIDENS' DANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
BUTTERFLY MAIDENS' DANCE. 1 One of the pleasantest of social gatherings this winter, was the Butterfly Maidens' dance in the Masonic Hall, on Thursday evening. As the names Implies, the event was under the management of our society junior girls. The committee of management consisted of Misses Delohery, Docker, Eaton, Jhonson, Mnthcws, Richards, Smith, E. and It. Tern,-, and Waugh , with Miss lodhunter, (Treasurer), anil Miss Cairn es (Secretary). The hall was beautifully decorated, and a most enjoyable evening was the outcome of the exertions of the Butterflies. Supper was served up at 11 p.m. — this feature being superbly managed by the f:tir providers, under the supervision of Mrs. Cuiincs. The music was mainly rendered by amateurs.
CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
CONCERT. A successful concert was given in the Con gregational Hall on Wednesday night, by the Congregational Orchestra. A fairly large audi ence rewarded the efforts of the promoters. The orohestra (under the baton of Mr. A. Lea. beater) opened the programme with a selection. Mr. Fairweather, who was in capital voice, fol lowed with a song, and had to respond to au encore. Next came Mrs. H. Gainford with the good old song ' Many happy returns oi the day,' which was deservedly encored. Miss Edwards (one of Mr. Maying's pupils) delighted the audience with a violin solo— the little lady playing in splendid time and tunc, with taste. Mr. Inglis gave a recitation, ' How Kubcnstein played the piano,', bringing the house down, the audience demanding an encore. Thcgvro nastic display by Messrs. Ainndci, Paul, Donkin and O'Brien was well rcceivod. Mr. Hall and his talented doig varied tho character of the proceedings, with surprising tricks, Thp nrp.hpstrn. rip*t tiIiitm) a. KAlfvtinn in rr...
THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL'S OPINION. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
THE POSTMASTER-GENERAL'S OPINION. Those who believe in the Hon. Jas. Cook (a white man, of the stamp of Mr. G. McCredie, And one of the best Liberals and most success ful men ever seen in Parliament) will be interested to know that he writes thusly to a Parramatta citizen re Mr. Dowell O'Reilly : ' I hope that the doctors will stick to a man who has shown himself to be a very capable representative in the last Parliament, aud who has certainly established the strongest possible claims to rc-elcction. I shall bo both much surprised and disappointed if he be not ro turned.'
AT HOLROYD. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
AT HOLROYD. An entertainment, callcd a musical evening, was held in St. Matthew's Church, Holroyd, on Tuesday evening, and was well attended, the seating accommodation being fully taxed. The ltev. J. Macarthur presided. It was essentially a children's concert, the items being selected to suit children's tastes ; the performers being, with two or three exceptions, Sunday School scholars. The programme, contained the fol lowing items:— Recitation, ' A greedy mouse,' Annie Lee ; ' Lonely little girl, Annie Ivahlor; 'Please, sir, I'm late,' Margaret Kramer; 'Little Phil and Widow Green,' Ethel Salt ; ' Turkey for dinner,' Chus. Kahlor ; 'Guilty or not guilty,' Ada Salt ; ' Great-grandma,' Dora Kramer ; ' Naming the baby,' Teddy Miller. Among the singers, the honors were divided between Misses Dora and Margurito Kramer, Ruby Jessop, Lizzie Nicholson, and Annie Kahlor. A round, 'Bright on the streamlet,' was nicely rendered by Dora Kramer, Ruby Jessop, Lizzie Nicholson, and Chas. Kahlor, ...
LECTURE ENTERTAINMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Free Press — 20 July 1895
LECTURE ENTERTAINMENT. At St. John's schoolbousc on Wednesday last, the Rev. S. G. Fielding gave his lecture entertainment, ' Recollections of a Life at Sea, Siberia nnd The Flowei-y Land.' The rev. gentleman's address wau one of fascinating interest ; and ali present concurred in the verdict that it has been long sinec such a treat was given in Parramatta before. Mrs. Doyle, Miss Barker, Miss M. Davics, and Messrs. Pidcoc!:, B. Withers, and Fair weather, assisted, with musical numbers. Mr. S. Goold, J.P., occupied the chair.