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FROM BUTCHER BOY TO MILLIONAIRE MUSWELLBROOK BOY'S RISE TILDEN SMITH'S VENTURE [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
FROM BUTCHER BOY TO MILLIONAIRE MUSWELLBROOK BOY'S RISE TILDEN SMITH'S VENTURE Mr. Tilden Smith, of New South Wales, and a native of Muswell | brook, told his 2000 employees at Tilmanstone Colliery (Kent) that he ' would shortly be starting a £2,000,000 1 scheme, which involved the construc ! t.ion of the bictrcst cement works in j the world, and an organisation for providing the whole of London with electricity at less than a farthing a unit, thereby consuming a large pro portion of the colliery's output. Says the 'Muswellbrook Chron icle,' commenting upon the . above cable : — Mr. Tilden Smith is reputed to be a millionaire. He has offices in the heart of London, where he is associated with a large number of commercial and industrial undertak ings. Mr. Smith will be remembered by old hands in Muswellbrook. In the latter part of the 18th century, about 1870, he lived in this town with his parents, who owned the old Family Hotel. No one ever guessed that the boy who used to deliver ...
GHOSTS IN THE ALPS [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
GHOSTS IN THE ALPS ? ? ? ? During the past hundred years the poets and novelists of England have nearly all come under the spell of the Swiss landscape, drawn to its mountains again and again not' by fear, but by affection; and to-day the mnyi . urli/\ 1C Q lnvov r»f hnnVs nc wpII as of scenery can quite easily people the country with the illustrious ghosts — phantom figures of passion and beauty like Ferdinand Lassalle and his Helene, merry wraiths like Mark Twain, some of whos&H comic pages, inspired by Swiss adventures, are among the worlds immortal drol leries, rapturously eloquent ones like Ruskin, and charming and wellcon sorted ones like Henry James. ' The oleanders in a certain cottage garden overlooking the Lake of Brienz still part, perhaps on moonlight 'nights as the lilac-kerchief'd ghost of Mar guerite rushes- forward to meet that of Matthew Arnold ^^daps its hands and cries, ''Tis thou !'- i~n Grindelwald the doaked figure of Tennyson may, peradventure, still b...
LET AUSSIE DO IT MANUFACTURERS AND FINANCE [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
LET AUSSIE DO IT MANUFACTURERS AND FINANCE Australian manufacturers are fre quently twitted with the statement that their industries are not efficient ly managed. One of the excuses put forward ta justify delays in affording tariff protection is that inefficient in dustries should not be spoon-fed. This kind of propaganda is most unjust. The fact is that Australian manunfacturers are compelled to be efficient through force of circum stance not_ equalled in many other countries. In the majority of cases the tariff is just sufficient to lean men into embarking upon industrial undertakings, but inadequate really to give them the elbow-room neces sary. The result is to keep going they must operate along keen and efficient lines. A further serious handicap is the difficulty of securing adequate fi nancial backing. The banks are far more ready to back .importations ?than local manufactures; A study of the position forces the conclusion that just as primary pro ducers receive special banki...
A £25 VERDICT GUNDAGAI WOMAN SUES NEIGHBOR [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
A £25 VERDICT GUNDAGAI WOMAN SUES I NEIGHBOR I v In tlje Supreme -.Court, Sydney, to day, Mrs. Malbel Goodsall sued Mrs. Margaret . Mary. Crane, both of Gun dagai, claiming: £500 damages, for allegal libel, written in a letter sent to nlantiff's daughter. The Plaintiff in her claim alleged she was injured in her credit and re putation and held up to hatred, ridi cule arid contempt, by the publica tion of the letter. A writ was issued on July last, and an interlocutory judgement sign ed on August 14th. The Court to day had to decide the amount of damages. Barrister J. E. Cassidy, instruct ed by . Messrs. Wilson and Dodds (Gundagai), appeared for plaintiff. Messrs. Weekes and West (Gunda gai) appeared for defendant. A verdict for plaintiff for £25 was recorded.
ON THE LAND [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
ON THE LAND Claimed to be the oldest shearer in the world, Mr. M. J. Byron, of Temora, now in his 88th year, has been shearing since he was 19. He worked this season on Mrs. Stewart's flock, near Temora. * * ?* Sold at Homebush last Thursday: Ac. Glasscock Bros., Coolac, 87 shorn wethers at 15/11, 112 do at 12/7. Ac. Sir Graham Waddell, Bethungra, 41 wethers at 27/11, 15 shorn lambs at 13/-. ? ? ? Four blocks of land on Premier holding, Gunnedah, were balloted for there. The areas ranged from 1641 acres to 1719 acres. A total of 1050 applications went to the ballot. A. A. Nivison, Donald Dellar, Law rence Edwards, and E. Stokes were successful. » * * Billy Melville, with Mosaic whisk ers, and 75 years to his credit, says he feels as fresh as a young colt, as he runs shears over sheep out in SulliVpn's shed, at Coolac. Billy firsjt shore in this shed over 40 years ago, and has only missed' a pen there on a couple of occasions. ❖ * * In spite of the growing popularity of rail transpor...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
1 Particular jj j --a' About Your jj | milk, meat, ^ u groceries, etc. Do you exercise the same care in selecting your baker L ^ as 9ou do your emer tradespeople? S W. Our bread is made in a spotlessly clean sunlit baker^, and only the jtj 0 purest and best ingredients are used. We incite your inspection. ^ Butcher & Co. Ph°QUNDAQAI li ALEX LLOYD. HAVING TAKEN OVER THE CRITERION HOTEL, GUNDAGAI, SOLICITS THE PATRONAGE OF THE PUBLIC. THE BEST OF LIQUORS, WINES AND BEERS. A SPLENDID DINING TABLE! HOT AND COLD BATHS! MOTOR GARAGE AND STABLING! TOURISTS CATERED FOR! A. LLOYD, WHY SO MANY PEOPLE COME TO US FOR GROCERIES THE REASON IS— Because THEY KNOW that Everything PURCHASED FFRF. IS— ? RELIABLE SATISFIED CUSTOMERS have made our Business. ARE YOU ONE OF THEM? IF NOT WHY NOT GIVE US A TRIAL ? LESBERG BROS. WOOL eRUTeHINGS, We have direct outlet for unlimited quantity crutchings. Price guaranteed equ3l to auction. Let us inspect before deciding to dis ? CI9CWIK;iX- Sheep Skins, ...
Gundagai Shire Council Spend the Day and Their £s.d. MAIN ROADS BOARD TO LAY BITUMEN SURFACE FROM COOLAC TO TUMBLONG [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
Gundagai Shire (Council Spend the Day-and Their JS.s.d. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? MAIN ROADS BOARD TO LAY BITUMEN SURFACE FROM COOLAC TO TUMBLONG At Friday's meeting of Gundagai Shire Council there were present President H. P. Carberry, and Coun cillors G. Luff, J. Walsh, H. J. Crowe, J F. McLaughlin and B. Wilson. Gundagai Hospital asked that Council make its usual donation of the water rates to the Hospital. It was decided to accede to the request, the sum totalling ±00. 'BETWEEN TWO DOCTORS' Engineer Wm. Corin wrote that the Department stoutly maintained that the voltage of the current sup plied to Gundagai was not allowed to go above 21 per cent, above nor mal, so that the no load voltage should be 250. Mr. Corin suggested that he bring a carefully calibrated high tension voltmeter with him on next visit, and check the actual pres sure of supply. This letter was in response to a complaint from the Shire that the vol tage was frequently as ...
ABOUT PEOPLE [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
about people Matron McNamara and Sister Costelloe, of Gundagai Hospital, have tendered their resignations. * » * At the Pontifical High Mass at Wagga on Sunday next Mrs. Bede Ryan, of Gundagai, will sing an ' Ave Maria.' ijf * * Week-end admissions to Gundagai , Hosptal: — Mr. J. Waymark (Bundar- j bo), Richard Clarke, Tommy Paton (12 years), Billy Costello (14 years) j and Frank Hammond. Patients dis- , charged : — Messrs. A. Paton, Byles, ? Ray Frost, and Rose Marie Williams. Presentation and social evening will be tendered Mr. V. Lawrence in St. John's Hall on Friday evpning next. # * * Mr. Geo. Adams, proprietor of Albury 'Banner,' spent yesternight in Gundagai. He is motoring to Sydney by way of the South Coast, an d will get to the city in time for the Press Conference, opening next week. 3 * * Mrs. Reg Dennis (nee Miss Phyllis Hawthorne) admitted to Gundagai Hospital last Thursday, in a serious condition, is on the mend. * * * Mr. A. W. Oldfield. of Goulburn, has secured the ...
AUSTRALIANS IN FRANCE HOW THEY WERE FED [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
AUSTRALIANS IN FRANCE I HOW THEY WERE FED I Three members of the Australian Tour de France team- — Messrs. H. Watson, P. Osborn, and F. Bain bridge returned to Melbourne last wee;k by the R.M.S. Orsova. Harry Watson, the New Zealand member of the team, stated that the trip had been a most wonderful one and the team had greatly appreciated the fine sporting spirit shown by the Con tinental riders and the French press. The Europeain style of racing .was particularly keen, and very popular with the French people. There was no doubt that the Tour de France was a terrific human test, even to those used to that type of continuous racing. The Australians found the con ditions more arduous and strenuous than ever anticipated. The con ditions of the race have been evolved to suit European racing, and give little or no chance to oversea visit ing contestants. As a result of the publicity focussed on the hopeless chance of the Australian team of 4 men as against teams double that number, next ...
TOWN TOPICS [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
TOWN TOPICS Mr. Edgar Conkey, of Cootamun- , dra, has been appointed a J.P. * * » j Gundagai branch of the Farmers l and Settlers' Association celebrates, its second birthday to-morrow. ' j * * ? * Yesterday afternoon's wind 'shift- ed things,' fences,.- loose tin roofs, tanks, and stove chimneys suffering. ? * * The Murrumbidgee River at Gun dagai is nice and full — to-day it is running 8ft. 4in. above summer level. ? » * On Friday morning, - a fire com pletely destroyed an unoccupied shop owned by T. Ah Wah, in Lord-street, Junee. The cause of the fire is un known. The building was insured for £700. mm m The new tennis courts at South Gundagai are being electrically light ed, for night tennis. Mr. H. Wor thington is the contractor for the job. ? * * A parcel of 216 ounces of alleged gold from one of the New Guinea! mines-proved to be worth only £1/18/ per ounce on assay. Pure gold is worth nearly £4/5/- per ounce. ^ There's dust an inch thick to-day in most of the houses of Gundag...
CRICKET [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
CRICKET Yesterday, in Anzac Park, the Cricket season was opened. Two scratch teams, from Gundagai and Back Station Creek, played a match. Gundagai made 144 and Back Creek were_ dismissed for 47. Gundagai showed promise all round and should hold their own this season. At least four retired after getting into the twenties. ? * * Next Sunday Gundagai is to have its first real try-out. , * * * Those interested in the sport are reminded of the meeting next Tues day night (tomorrow) at the Liter ary Institute.
SPORTING. TENNIS [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
SPORTING. TENNIS Yesterday Tumblong played Gun dagai on the local courts for the Basil Wilson Tenandra Cup. The day was not the best for tennis, but some good rallies were fought out. Tumblong were unfortunate in not fielding their strongest team. Follow ing are the scores, Gundagai being mentioned first: — Webb and' Keene v. Gittoes and Crane, 6-2, 6-3 ; v. Hartnett and Tur ner, 6-1, v. Moon and Williamson, 6-3; v. Gittoes and Crane, 6-1. Tout Bros. v. Moon and William son, 6-5, 1-6; v. Crane and Gittoes, 6-1 ; Hartnett and Turner, 6-3. Knox and Brown v. Crane, and Gittoes, 5-6, 3-6; v. Turner and Hartnett, 6-5 ; v. Moon and William son, 6-3. Phillips and' Dr. Byrne v. Hartnett and Turner, 6-2, 5-6; v. Moon and Williamson, 2-6; v. Gittoes and Crane, 5-6. , Mrs. Koch and Miss McGoldrick v. Mrs. ., Turner and Miss Murphy, 5-6, 5-6. j ? H.\ Tout and Mrs: Koch v. Miss Murphy and Moon, 6-3; v. Mrs. Tur ner and Williamson, 6-0. .. Keene and' Miss McGoldrick v. Miss Murphy and Moon, 5-6, ...
FOOTBALL [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
FOOTBALt Convent school had a runaway victory in the football semi-final, for the Seymour Cup, played on Friday last, winning by 24 points to nil. Tomi Burke scored one try ai\d kicked tnree goals tor tne winners; waiiace Webb scored two tries, and Berny Murphy, Pat. Perry and Peter Sul livan one each. Mr. H. McGuire ref ereed. The final will be played on Wednesday/ ^ j * * * ?Ray Sheedy, born at Gundagai, arid .who had his first game of foot ball here, has played for Cootamun in; 62 .Maher Cup matches — alto- gether he has been in. 115 games with ? Coota. At the wind-up football' banquet on Friday, Ray was present- j ed with a suitably-inscribed ^old watch. ? ? » x Temora won 15 . matches during the season just- ended, lost 5, and drew 4 (one of the 'draws was against Gundagai, 5 'all'). E. Weissel was 1 easily the best scorer for Temora, 1 with 149- points (15 tries and 52 gojils). R. Maker beat him as a try-getter, with 20 tries, and was top in this department. Temora were only b...
THE TURF [Newspaper Article] — The Gundagai Independent — 8 October 1928
THE TURF Annual meeting of members - of Gundagai Racing Club on Wednes day evening next. * » » Saturday's two race sensations were the defeat of the Caulfield Cup favorite, Gothic, starting at 10 to 1 'on,' in the October Stakes at Cauldfield, and the conquering of Winalot by Bacchus in the Randwick Plate. ♦ * * To District Sport. — At Gundagai meeting 23 years ago Mick Bollard rode two winners — Nigger in the Welter Handicap and Ruby in the Farewell Handicap. His brother Percy also rode two winners at the meeting — Heavy in the Trial Han dicap and Elbargo in the Hack Race. Yes, E. J. was l-acing that year; he won the Opening Handicap at the meeting referred to, and his 6 fur longs (1. 19J) was the fastest time for that distance at the meeting. ? ? ? 'Bill!' who prefers his name to be kept a secret, collected £1000 over the Amounis — Jocelyn double, 'Bill' is'a waiter in one of the leading city hotels. He is well and favorably regarded by perhaps more people than the average man mee...