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ROEBOURNE NEWS. ROEBOURNE. December 22. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 23 December 1905
ROEBOURNE NEWS. BOIBODENE. December 22. Major Frank Parker, D.S.O., solicitor from Port Hedland, is on a visit to Roe bourne, having been retained to. defend the five Japs who were committed for trial on a charge of mutiny on one of the part ing boats. The Quarter Sessions were to have been held on Wednesday, but owing to the arrival and departure of the Saltan no Justices of the Peace were available to make up a bench, consequently the court was adjourned till the following day. A large number of passengers leave here by the Sultan for the ChriBtm&a holidays. Mr. D. K. McBae from Croydon station, and Mr. and Mrs. H. Gillam from Wood brook, who intend making a lengthened tour of the States, are amongst the passen gers. Mr. F. Davis, our esteemed and popular pastor, is also a passenger, and proceeds to Banbury, where he intends staying for a few weeks. A good fall of rain would be of inestim able value to pastoralists at the present time. The water on the Harding Biver is low...
SPORTING. HELENA VALE RACES. PERTH, December 19. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 23 December 1905
SPORTING. HELENA VALE RACES. PEBTH. December 19. The Helena Tale races were held on Saturday. There was a large attendance, and several Cop horses were under silk. The following are the resnlts: HurdleE.-Radical 1, Kinglike 2, As teroid 3. Christmas Handicap.--Storm Queen 1, Flora Mac 2, Gone Away 3. Helena Vale Stakes, w.f.a., one and a quarter miles.- Czarovitch 1, Avalon 2, The Snail 3. Won easily. Time, 2 min. 12 min. December Handicap.-Milner 1, Home* ward Bound 2, Gone Away 3. Trial Stakes.-Florodora 1, Severity 2, East Lady 3. High Weight Handicap.-Gerardy, Tre mendous 2, Honeydew 3.
The Northern Times. PASTORAL, MINING AND PEARLING NEWS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1905. CHRISTMAS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 23 December 1905
The |lart4^rji®nitis. PASTORAL, MINING AND PEAKuaseHSswa*--1 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1905. | CHRISTMAS. THE mention of the word Christmas revives pleasant memories in the minds of everyone who lives within the pale of Christendom. The season, unlike Easter, is a fixture in the calendar, and though theologians do not believe the 25th December was the actual natal day of Christ, the date has so long been honoured as such as to allow it to pass un questioned by the general run of people. Whether our memories take us back to the Yule-log and snow of the Motherland, or to the extreme heat of our Austral home, there are few indeed who do not cherish fond recollections of the chief festival in the Christian calendar. No matter what their station in life, parents the wide world over make an effort at this time of the year to enhance the pleasures attaching to the everyday existence of their little ones. This has been the rule for hundreds of years, and the kindly lessons of Christmas time in...
MUNICIPAL. CARNARVON. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 23 December 1905
3 c MUNICIPAL. - ? CARNARVON. The regular fortnightly of the Car narvon Municipal Council was held on "Tuesday afternoon, there being pre sent: The Mayor (Mr. Geo. Baston), and Crs. Angelo, Mansfield, Lefroy, and Fennell. The minutes of the previous meet ing "were read and confirmed. COBRESPONDENCE. Or. Geo. Atkinson applied for leave of absence until January 16.-On the motion of Cr. Lefroy, seconded by Cr. Fennell, the leave "was granted. Mr. F. A. Whitlock, one of the sworn auditors to the council, wrote stating he had examined the books of account of the council and had found them to be correct. There were several unauthorised expend itures of small sums however, which he particularised. Cr. Angelo said the particulars could be obtained from the bank, as the ^ expenditure mentioned by the j auditor was in connection with the! debentures. j The matter was left in the hands of the town clerk. FINANCE. On the motion of Cr. Mansfield, seconded by Cr. Angelo, accounts of £5 (due to a ...
LATEST BETTING. PERTH, December 19. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 23 December 1905
LATEST BETTING. PERTH, December 19. The betting for the Cnp is as follows: 4 to 1 against Czarovitch, 8 lo 1 Nothos and Fifeness, 10 to 1 Green Mountain, 12 to 1 Mando, 14 to 1 Possum and Thor, 20 to 1 Shamrock. December 22. Great interest is being evinced in the New Tear^meeting of the W.A.T.C., which commences on Tuesday next. Indications point to a record attendance, and no less than 300 people arrived at Fremantle bj the 6.6. Sultan on Wednesday from Nor* West ports. Although the races are the general topic of conversation, the bettpgr* market is quiet, and little linBinef^ «s being done. Latest quotations: -r-; " Derby.-6 to 4 Betsy Bnrke, 3 to 1 Piata, 6 to l-Seorcher, 7 to 1 Hauraki, .7 to 1 Hildebrand, 10 to 50 to 1 the others. Cap.-4 to 1 Czarovitch, 6 to 1 NofchoB and Fifeness, 7 to 1 Green Mountain, 8 to 1 The Snail and Mando, 10 to 1 Cypher, 16 to 100 to 1 the others. There is no straight-out betting on the Railway Stakes. For the Cup^.nj^5takes Fifeness and the favourit...
A LUNATIC'S ESCAPADE. PERTH, December 18. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 23 December 1905
A LUNATIC'S ESCAPADE. PERTH. December 18. Oil Thursday afternoon the Midland Junction police had a somewhat novel and exciting experience. At midday Sergeant English received a message from Mr. Viveash, of White Swan, stating that a stranger was on his farm behaving in an eccentric manner. The sergeant proceeded to the farm j and arrested the man, who gave the name of Eugene Le Mignon. He was placed in the cells, bnt owing to the extreme heat he was removed to the lock-np yard, the walls of which are 12 ft. high. The whole of the yard is covered with barb wire and netting, one of the wires being broken. Bishop kept an eye on Le Mignon from the adjoining police office. Daring his -absence for a couple of minntes the prisoner,-who -was barefooted, climbed upon the open cell .door and made good his escape over the -wall. English missed him at once, and catching sight of him scaling the picket fence adjoining the yard, at once gave chase. He kept the man in sight for half a mile, when, ...
BOARD OF HEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 23 December 1905
BOARD OP HEALTH. The minutes of the previous meet ing were read and confirmed. The sanitary inspector (Mr. J. Atkinson) wrote stating complaints had been made to him by householders concerning neglect of duty on the part of the nightman. The Mayor stated the nightman had had some trouble in connection with the cart. This had now been re paired and he thought no more com plaints would be made. Cr. Angelo considered it was highly important, especially at a time like the present when they had typhoid in the town, that the neglect of dnty on the part of the nightman should not be glossed over. The Mayor said he would not for a moment gloss over any neglect of duty on the part of the " pilgrim of the night," but at the same time he did not think he was altogether to blame in the matter, and he was cer tainly the best man the council had yet had for the position. Cr. Angelo proposed and Cr. Mans field seconded that the complaining householder should be informed the night man had been caut...
GENERAL ITEMS. PERTH, December 25. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 30 December 1905
GENERAL ITEMS. PEETH, December 25. Considerable dissatisfaction is felt in the railway service at the award given iu the dispute -with the Com missioner of Railways. When asked this morning what the society intended doing, a member prominent in the nnion replied that it depended entirely on the action of the Commissioner. James O'Neill, a shift boss at the Leviathan mine, was killed while timbering in the main shaft. The deceased, who was 25 years of age, had only been recently married. William Henry Kemp has been committed for trial on a charge of assaulting his 18-year-old daughter at Kalgoorlie. Nice rains have .fallen at Norseman and Kalgoorlie. December 27. While bathing in the river at Pep permint Grove yesterday, Victor Clarke, aged 9 years, was drowned. On Monday evening a seaman named William Robert Wilson, employed on the s.s. Bnllarra, was fonnd uncon scious at the corner of High and Market-streets, Fremantle. He had a j gash on his head, and no time was lost in removing ...
A PLUCKY RESCUE. PERTH, December 28. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 30 December 1905
A PLUCKY RESCUE. PERTH, December 2-8. I While bathing in the Swan River near the Perth racecourse railway bridge on Tuesday, a boy named Alexander Greaves, 13 years of age, was seen to sink. The attention of Mr. R. Maggs being drawn to the in cident, he, without divesting himself of his clothing, dived into the water, but without success. He then pro cured a boat and rowed to the spot where the boy was observed to go under. Mr. Maggs again dived into the water and succeeded in seizing the boy, who was lying in about 9 feet of water. A messenger was despatched to the racecourse for assistance. Dr. McWilliams was informed and hasten ed to the spot. He continued the efforts to restore animation, and after some exertion the boy regained con sciousness and was conveyed in an ambulance waggon to a house in the vicinity. The plucky conduct of Mr. Maggs will be brought to the notice of the Royal Humane Society.
TIMBER WORKERS TROUBLES. PERTH, December 25. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 30 December 1905
TIMBER WORKERS TROUBLES. I . PEKTH, December 25. j Mr. A. J. WilsGn, intends to call a meeting of the timber em ployees (on Wednesday to consider the late award of the arbitration court. December 28. A largely-attended meeting of saw mill employees and timber cutters was held in the Bohemia Hall yesterday. Matters regarding the award of the Arbitration Court in ielation to the timber dispute were discussed. Mr. A. J. Wilson, M.L.A., when seen after the meeting, said it was unanimously decided that a representative com mittee should be appointed to wait upon the general manager of the com bine for the purpose of ascertaining definitely what action the combine contemplated taking in regard to the award of the Arbitration Court and to secure a continuance of the conditions that have obtained for the past 18 months. The committee will wait on the general manager (Mr. Teesdale Smith) to-morrow morning, and the result of the interview will be com municated to a mass meeting to be held on ...
THE CASE OF BERT LEIGHTON PERTH, December 27. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 30 December 1905
THE CASE OP BERT. LEIGHTOK I PERTH, December 27. | It was stated last week that Bert. Leighton, who, it will be remembered, was in April, 1903,. sentenced to five years' imprisonment for his proven connection with the robbery of bank notes from the Bank of Australasia, had been released from Fremantle gaol. The Premier (Mr. Rason) states that the release was made in accord ance with a promise made by the pre ceding Government. Early in the year an application for the prisoner's re lease was received by the then Minister for Justice (Mr. R. Hastie), who, refusing it at the time, stated that if it were repeated just before Christ mas aud if nothing occurred in the meantime to prejudice the prisoner's claims to consideration it would be granted. A second application was made in due course, and the reports of the gaol officials being favourable, the Minister decided to abide by Mr. Hastie's promise.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT THE BOULDER. PERTH, December 27. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 30 December 1905
FATAL ACCIDENT AT THE BOULDER. PERTH. December 27. I An aecident occurred in the Boalder Perseverance mine to-day and resnlted in the death of a miner named Michael Sherry. The deceased was engaged in a crosscut off the 100 ft. level, working by himself. He charged a round of holes, aud having a few plags of dynamite over, put them in a can. From some unknown cause the dynamite exploded while being taken to another level. Some time after ward the shift boss fonnd Sherry in a terrible condition. One of his legs was badly shattered and had to be amputated. His arms were burned to the elbows and his monstache and hair were singed ofi. The unfortunate man died this morning. Deceased, who was about 38 years of age, was an Irishman. He was an old employee on the Perseverance mine. His wife left Fremantle on Friday last on a trip to the Eastern States.
The Northern Times. PASTORAL, MINING AND PEARLING NEWS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1905. Wishing you all A HAPPY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 30 December 1905
The iHortfymt ®tn«a. PASTORAL, MINING AND PEARLING NEWS. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1905. Wishing you all A HAPPY and PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. LOCAL AND GENERAL. AUCTION SAM.-Messrs. Baston and Co. will hold an auction sale of three condemned police horses at the police yards on New Year's Day. SOCIAL AND DANCE.-A social and dance is announced to take place at the Jnbilee Jiall on New Year's Night. Refreshments will be provided. Mrs. Butler is the pianist for the evening and Mr. Butler M.C. ITEMS ON THE ESTIMATES.-Amongst, the items on the Estimates submitted to Parliament are the following: Carnarvon, further improvements to shoir grounds, £150 ; Broome Commonage, fencing JE100. DISORDERLY CONDUCT.-At the police court on Thursday morning, before Mr. C. D. V. Foss, R.M., Patrick Murphy, alias Patrick Hansen, alias Patrick Anson, was charged with disorderly conduct, and was sentenced to three months' imprison ment. A KETCH AGROUND.-The ketch Edith, bound from Fremantle to Nor'-West ports, gr...
STOCK AND STATION NEWS. [Items of news intended for publication in this column will be gladly received.] THE MINILYA RIVER IN FLOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 30 December 1905
STOCK AND STATION NEWS. [Items of news intended-for publication in tbia column will be gladly received.]] THE MINILYA RIVER IN FLOOD. Mr. M. C. R. Banbury wired to us as follows from Winning Pool on Tuesday: " Minilya ran a "banker from its water shed right through the station (Williambuiy) into Middalya. No rain fell within eight miles of Wiliiambury house. Caralin Creek is running, also the Lyndon in places. The storms have apparently gone for the present." Writing to us on December 22, Mr. Bunbury says : " The river ran strong past here last night and rose for four hours. There was no rain here (William bury) and it mu6t hare been a big storm to bring down such a lot of water. We could see the storm from here. I calcu late the river would run 12 or 16 miles further down by the way it passed here. We have had a very continued spell of hot weather for over three weeks, much hotter than usual before Christmas. The bar ometer has been below 29 for several days lately.
SOUTHERN NEWS. PILBARRA RAILWAY. PERTH, December 24. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 30 December 1905
SOUTHERN NEWS. . PILBARBA RAILWAY. I PEBTH, December 24. A. deputation, introduced by Mr. Batcher, aud consisting of Messrs. R. F. Sholl, M.L.C., Qillam, Richardson, and Chinn, -waited on the Premier advocating the claims of Point Sampson as against those of Port Hedland for the starting point of the proposed railway. Mr. Ghinn concluded his remarks by saying: " Port Hedland won't see me. For it is utterly impossible for vessels to get in there with railway material. I'm told that with a flood down the ?whole place would be washed away altogether." The Premier in reply stated that the deputation had demonstrated to him the urgent neces sity for farther inqniry before any decision -was arrived at. December 27. The Premier has entered into an arrangement throagh Mr. Jas. Isdell, M.L.A., to pay the travelling expenses of three members from each side of the House to visit the suggested routes of the proposed Pilbarra rail way. It is intended to land at Point Sampson, then to drive via R...
WEST AUSTRALIAN WOOL. PRICES REALISED IN LONDON. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 30 December 1905
WEST AUSTRALIAN WOOL. PRICES REALISED IN LONDON. Messrs. Dalgety & Co., Ltd., Fremantle, have received by cable from their London office the following particulars of average prices realised at the London wool sales for the undermentioned clips: Wandagee.-92 bales greasy wool 9|d.; 83 do., 9|d.; 30-do., 9f&lt;L Oooyapooya.-31 bales greasy wool, 9|d.; 56 do., 9|d.; 98 do., 9|d> C. C. & S.-60 bales greasy wool, 9£d. K.P.C.-Greasy wool, 9d.; scoured wool, 15jd. Boolathana.-52 bales greasy wool 9fd. J.M., Yalobia.-71 bales greasy wool, 9d.; 101 do., 9d.; 84 do., 9d.; 86 do., 9d. M.R.-*20 bales greasy wool 8|d.; 105 do., 8fd.; 44 do., 8|d.; 40 do., 8|d. Yule.-201 bales greasy wool, 8|d. j 220 do., 8|d. Marocnah.-44 bales greasy wool 8|d. Uaroo.-55 bales greasy wool 8H-; 26 do., 8Jd-; 29 do., 8J&lt;L Ash burton Downs.-63 bales greasy wool 7|d.; 99 do., 7fd. Springs.-53 bales greasy wool 10|d. Mt. Edgar.-56 bales greasy wool 10|d.; 30 do., 10|d. Tambrey.-2...
QUEENSLAND. BRISBANE, December 27. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 30 December 1905
QUEENSLAND. I BRISBANE, December 27. | Constable Price, 'while attempting to arrest a Cingalese at Mackay yester day, was severely etabbed. Another constable was also stabbed, bat not serionsly. Later. Fartber particulars of the stabbing affray at Mackay show that Constable Price lost his life. Constables Price, Cameron, and Mulvey went to the Chinese qaarters to arrest a Cingalese named Johannes. Price and Cameron effected the arrest, and when on the way to the police station Price told Cameron to go back to Johannes' place and look after the other persons there. Cameron let go his hold of Johannes, and the latter suddenly drew a knife and stabbed Price twice, both of the wonnds being fatal ones. Price fell, and Johannes turned on Cameron. Mnlvey here intervened, and the Cingalese made a vicious stab at Mnlvey and wonnded him in the shoulder. Johannes roshed into the bar of the Victoria Hotel and threw his knife on the table and Cameron arrested him. Mnlvey's wound is not considere...
CARNARVON SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 30 December 1905
CARNARVON SPORTS. At a sports meeting held on Wednesday night at the Fort Hotel Mr. Butler was appointed timekeeper for Sheffield Handi cap and Champion Race, and permission vas given to Messrs. Perry & Dane to run a light refreshment booth. Mr. E. Fear son and Sergeant Smyth were appointed judges, and Mr. W. A. Inkpen starter. The following is the programme and order of the events. The first race is to start at 11.30 a.ui.: Maiden Bace. Banning High Jump. Throwing Cricket BalL Preliminary Heats in Sheffield Handicap. . LUNCHEON. Boys' Bace (under 12), 75 yards. Banning Long Jump. 220 yards Handicap. Hop, Step and Jump. Champion Bace. Patting the Weight. Final Sheffield Handicap. Handicap Girls' Race (12 to 16 years of age) for gold bracelet presented by C. Skinner, Esq. Vaulting with Pole. Hurdle Handicap. Sack Bace. Old Buffers* Bace, 75 yards. Natives' Hurdle Bace, 120 y&rdB (suit clothes). MO yards Handicap. Daring the day other races will be got up for children ...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, December 22. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 30 December 1905
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, December 22. j Ill the city police court to-day Robert William Skevington, late manager of the produce export depart ment, was committed for trial on a charge of the embezzlement of a cheque for £16 5B. 3d. Bail was allowed. December 23. Joseph Lowtber, a shunter, was on Saturday coupling two carriages when bis foot became stuck in the check rail. The unfortunate man was knocked down, the 'carriage wheels passing over his leg, which was cut off. He died in the Adelaide Hos pital a few hours later. A sad death from cardiac failure occurred at Prospect on Friday. Richai'd Walters, who had only re turned home from West Australia on the previous day after an absence of eight years, was found dead at- his father's residence. December 27. Gatalonda, an aboriginal who two years ago was sentenced to six years' imprisonment for manslaughter, es caped on Monday. Troopers and black trackers followed him for some distance, but ultimately lost his tracks.