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Inter-State Items. VICTORIA. POLICE ASSAULTED. STRUCK WITH A BOTTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 23 March 1910
.. : - ? ? ? Inter-State Items. ~ (From our Exchanges.) VICTORIA. POLICE ASSAULTED, STRUCK WITH A BOTTLE. Plain-clothes Constable Hick ling arrested, at midnight on Tuesday, John Gordon upon a charge of having 'used indecent language in Exhibition-street. As he was taking him to the v watchhouse a, friend of the prisoner came behind the con stable and struck him on the back or the head with a bottle. Hickling fell to the ground 9 stunned for a moment, but dragged his prisoner with him, and held on till he recovered. He then took Gordon to the watch house, sighed tho charge, and went to the Melbourne Hospital, where three stitches were in serted in the wound caused by the breaking bottle.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 23 March 1910
NOW, YOU GOOD PEOPLE OF THE HUON— Have you been to Hobartto get some of the BARGAINS at BEST & CO., Quick Quit Sale, If not, put everything off and catch first boat or coach and make straight for BEST & CO.'s Quick Quit Sale. The cost of the journey is nothing, You will save it times over. If you have a little ready cash to invest in General Drapery it will pay you to buy to sell , again, for BESTjSc CO. are Selling 'Below Cost. MR. W. E. BEST IS IN MELBOURNE, and sent the following wire to his Hobart Firm: — -This Teiegram GIVE THE HOBART HOUSE DEFINITE INSTRUC TIONS TO CLEAR THE STOCK. There is only one way — ? ' ' ? CARVE AT THE PRICES TO GET £5000 Cash, COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA, POSTMASTER-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT. TASMANIA! 'Station. No. of words and check. Remarks. BEST, DRAPER, HOBART. ^ Never before in history of Australia did warehouses slaughtr lovely new goods at such ridiculous prices. My purchases already amount to alarming figures. Make further reductions,...
W. AUSTRALIA. DASTARDLY ASSAULTS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 23 March 1910
W„ AUSTRALIA. DASTARDLY ASSAULTS. At the 'Perth Criminal Court on Monday the jury convicted Joseph William Billings of at tempted criminal assault on a sixteen-year-old daughter of a farmer at Mount Kokeby. Bil lings, who was employed by the girl s father, lived in a tent on the farm. When the father was absent, Billings went to the homestead one nigl\t in his stockinged feet, and knocked down and severely assaulted the girl's mother. Then he dragged the girl from the bed, and, despite piteous appeals, at tempted to assault her. Billings, who denied being on the plade at the time, was arrested early the next morning, riding a horse be longing to the girl's father. Mr Justice Burnside, in passing a sentence of five years' hard labor, said he regretted the Legislature had abolished the death penalty for criminal ' as sault; as this class of crime was on the increase. Billings has yet to be tried for the assault on the girl's mother.
S. AUSTRALIA. PRISON ESCAPEE RETURNS. WHY HE "BROKE GAOL." WANTED TO SEE HIS FAMILY. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 23 March 1910
S. AUSTRALIA. PRISON ESCAPEE RETURNS. WHY HE ' BROKE GAOL.'; WANTED TO SEE HIS FAMILY. After enjoying near nine months of freedom, William Thorns, alias William Roberts, gave himself up to the watch house authorities on Tuesday, and admitted that he had escaped from gaol. Enquiries showed that he was sentenced on June 11, 1909, and escaped about July 1. In the police court on Tuesday he stated that .he had been anxious about his wife and chil dren, and ' broke out ' to look for them. He was sent to gaol to serve the remaining nine days of his sentence, and an extra week's imprisonment for having broken gaol.
GROSS CRUELTY TO A BEAR [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 23 March 1910
' GROSS CRUELTY TO A BEAR _ \ Walter Freeman, jun., of Liver pool road, Croydon, was charged at the Water Police Court on Tuesday with cruplly ill-treating an animal in captivity. Accord ing to the overseer at the Zoological Gardens, accused was seen standing., in front of the! Japanese bear cage smoking a! cigarette. He made a feint,! causing a bear to open its mouth in anticipation of food, and then tossed the cigarette in. The bear suffered great pain and howled . loudly. It was unable to get the! cigarette out of its mouth, and' consequently swallowed it. Free-1 man had a good character, andj on that account was given the'! option of. a fine, which was fixed I ? fit £5, ? j
A LAUNCESTON LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 23 March 1910
A LAUNCESTON LETTER. ' r By ' Asmodens.' politics are a back- number in Launces ton. Mr Jenoon is absent in Hobart, while Mr- Storrer is in the country. I could not promise myself even a modicum of excitement though both of them were in the -city and ranting like a very Boanerges. Truth to tell, neither Davio nor August is a passable third-rate talker, not to speak of orator. To begin, neither has a very clear idea of what constitutes an argument. If you spoke of a syllogism, they would confess that thoy had never met the gentleman and were entirely ignorant of his party pre^ dilections. Again, neither, is troubled with any superabundance of ideas, or with any breadth qf reading, Perhaps Jensen could claim a romote acquaint ance with the rudimentary forms of wit and humour, and might occasionally evoke a laugh from a good-natured audience if already disposed to jocularity. Davie seldom smiles himself, and I think he would disdain the thought of engratiat ing himsolf with the audienc...
LATER PARTICULARS. VICTIM'S HUSBAND REMANDED. CARRIED SCREAMING FROM COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 23 March 1910
LATER PARTICULARS. ? VICTIM'S HUSBAND RE-, .- ? MANDED. „ ? : CARRIED SCREAMING ' FROM COURT. .. : . / The' sequel to the tragedy was the appearance, before the Water police Court, of Walter R. Lovett, charged with the murder. Lovett, who , appeared to be weak and nervous, had to be assisted into the dock, into- the corner of which he huddled himself. No soonor was the charge read over than Lovett rose to his ' feet with apparent difficulty, hung on to the rail of the dock for a moment, shrieked out *' Oh ! Oh !' and collapsed. On a remand being asked for, Lovett again ' broke down, and was carried, out of court, scream ing, by several policemen. A re mand for eight days was granted. The post-mortem examination of Mrs Lovett showed that the revolver was fired' at close range. The woman's face was marked with powder. One bullet had entered the left eye, _ and passed through the base of the skull' There was another bullet wound over the left eye, and a third bullet hed grazed the left...
CAFE TRAGEDY. BARMAID SHOT DEAD. ARREST ON MURDER CHARGE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 23 March 1910
CAEEn TRAG-EDY. BARMAID SHOT DEAD, ARREST ON MURDER CHARGE.' I A tragedy occurred at the Cafe Italien, Bond Street, Sydney, last Tuesday afternoon, when the barmaid, Lily Edith Elsie Lovett, was shot in three places with a revolver. The younft woman's husband, Walter Royden Lovett, has-been arrested on a charge of murder. No one saw the shooting, but a small number of diners at the George Street side of the cafe were alarmed to hear four shots in rapid succession from the direction of the private bar. i Several people ran up the stairs connecting tho dining-room with' the bar, and on the floor at the head of the stairs they found -the barmaid lying in a pool of blood, with her head against tho. wall. Apparently she had tried to rush from the bar into the dining-room when she was shot. Trvlir* riTI TY-1 AO r» -fi n/i wi r. dumi uiuuoo, -h oiiiJJ o UitJiUctii. who had heard the report, ran into Bond-street, and met Lovett rushing from the bar. In his hand was a revolver, which he bran...
HOBART FRUIT MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 23 March 1910
HOBART FRUIT MARKET. - ^ ? ' - Messrs A. G. Webster and Son report as follows : — ?At our sale on Thursday we again offered a large catalogue. The market was slightly Weaker all rouncl. Good lines found ready sale, but other sorts are still very dull; We sold NYP, No; 1, 4a to 4s 3d ; No. 2, 3s to 3s 9d; SPM, No. 1, 3s 8d; No. 2, 2s 6d to 3s ; ALX,.fair colqr, 2s 9d to 3a ; JOR, medium, No. 1, 3s 7d to 3s Qd; No. 3, 3s; RP, fair, 2s Od to 2s lOd; APM, No. 1, 3s 7d to 4s ; FC, No. 1, 3s Od ; SP, fair, 3s 6d; DM, medium, No. 1, 2s lOd; -ALF, fair, 2s 7d; KTC, medium, 2s 6d ; BO, medium, 2s 9d ; and a large quantity of small and inferior from Is Id to 2s 6d per case. ? Pears— BB, medium, 5s 7d to 6s. 2d ; CB, No. 1, 5s 8d to 6s 2d ; No. 2, 4s to 4s lOd ; and small to^s 6d; FB, medium,: stacked, packed, 3s to 3s 6d ; BO, 4s lid to 8s 2d ; KOC, 6s 2d to 6s 6d; WBC, 5s 5d; NAP to 3s; and odd lots of marked and small from 2s 6d to 3s per case.
GIRLS FIGHT A LOVE DUEL. CROSS AUSTRIAN FRONTIER FOR REVOLVER COMBAT. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 30 March 1910
GIRLS FIGHT A LOVE DUEL. CROSS AUSTRIAN FRONTIER ' FOR REVOLVER COMBAT. ~ A\ duel '^ between two girl students took place at Prester litz, a small. village, vclose-to the Austrian frontier.,' The com batants, who were studying medicine at Cracow, had fallen' in love with a dashing young medical student named Breitner, who made love to both of them in turn, and avoided becoming en gaged to either. The rivalry for ?? his affections excited violent hatred, which led to' a 'quarf.el and- the exchange of blows, The two girls considered themselves bound by the same , rules of chivalry that held . good among their male companions. In these circles blows demand the shed ding of blood, and a duel is the inevitable consequence of a hand to-hand fight. Consequently Ilonca llnetsky, who received the first blow, chal lenged Olga Metzeroff, who struck hor, by sending two other girl students as her seconds. Olga Metzeroff obtained two iijore girl students as her seconds, and the four seconds arran...
FEDERAL ELECTIONS. THE VICTORIAN CAMPAIGN. MELBOURNE, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 30 March 1910
FEDERAL ELEC - ' TION.S. T.HE VICTORIAN CAMPAIGN (By Our Own Correspondent). Melbourne, Saturday. The single surprise in connec tion with Federal nominations in Victoria was' provided by the Rev. Ronald, who abandoned his effort to win the Port Melbourne seat in the House of Represen tives, and lodged his paper as a Senate candidate. If Labor had any chance of securing one of the three seats that ends it. . The proceedings in the Harper case have given Ronald a big adver tisement, and, as rightly or wronely, a lot of people regard him as an ill-used' man he w'ill get a sympathetic vote right through the State. ' It won't be nearly large enough to .put -him in, but it '''will be drawn almost exclusively from Labor, not from the people in the Leagues, but from that neutral body of wage earners which Labor polls when ever it. scores. Then, again, the candidoture of Miss Vida Goldstein will injure the Labor three. Some Laborites have been egging the lady on under the impression that she...
CANADA'S RAPID PROGRESS. Increase in Trade for December. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 30 March 1910
CiKAJWS .RAPID. .' ??PROGRESS. ? .; ? — ? -O»— ' ? : ? 7— .'? Increase in Trade for December, Striking testimony to Canada's rapid progress is contained in a cablegram received by Lord Strathcona, High Commissioner for Canada, from the Canadian Minister of the Interior. The message states'that V The December ' returns of Canada's trade show an increase of over 40 per cent, as compared with December last, During the last nine months exports of agricultural produce increased by £4,600,000 over the same period of the previous year, and exports of forest products by £i,4oo;qoo. ?. - The immigration into^Canada in December was 8,600, as against 4600 in December, 1908. .The Canadian Customs revenue in 1909 increased by £200,000 per month, as compared with 1908. The Canadian Northern Rail way Company will construct 690 miles of new track shortly, and the line between Edmonton, Alberta, and Vancouver will be comple/ted within four years. It is stated that the directors of the Canadian Pacif...