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AGGRESSIVE GERMANY. LONDON, January 5. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 13 January 1906
AGGRESSIVE GERMANY. LONDON, January 5. j Berlin newspapers are attacking M. Bihourd (French ambassador at Berlin) as they formerly assailed M. Delcasse (ex-Minister for Foreign Affairs in -the French Ministry). The Paris press retorts suggesting there are some forms of satisfaction which are never given twice. It is reported in Berlin that the German military authorities have ordered 20,000 goods tracks from abroad to be in readiness by the middle of February. Many reports are current in France that Germany is continuing to send troops and guns to the frontier. It is alleged in Paris that the Kaiser addressed a secret meeting of generals at Berlin on New Tear's Day and delivered an acconnt of Germany's military preparations.
SPORTING. BELMONT PARK BACES. PERTH, January 8. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 13 January 1906
SPORTING. BELMOUT PABK BACES. FEBTE. .Tannarv 8. The following are the Tesalte of the Bel mont Park race meeting, which wag held on Saturday last: : Flying Handicap. 5J furlongs.-Toora 1, The King 2» Helioae 3. Time, 1 min. 13 8BO, Jumpers* Fiat, 1 mile.-Wise Step i, Bel ford 2, Radical 3. Time, 1 min. 50 sec. Belmont Park Cap, one mile and a fur long.-Katoomb* 1, Try Again 2, The Per sian 3. Won easily. Time, 1 min. 59 sec. Betting-4 to 1 against the winner. Trial Handicap, 5| furlongs.-Agnoetic and Naelbundum dead heat 1, Enchanter 3. Time, 1 min. 12 sec. Owners agreed to divide. Ladies' Bracelet, 6 furlongs.-Soldini 1, Tremendous 2, Napoleon 3. Time, 1 min. 20 sec. Galloway Handicap, 5 furlongs.-Flora | dora 1, Hetiose 2, Pale Rose 3. Time, \ min. 7 sec. Welter Handicap, 7 furtp^ga.-Bullion 11, Cabana 2, Sm^th 3k- ^ime,~l; min, 32 3-^^. 1 Blue Spec and Czaroritch have bfea nominated for the Sydney Cup. It is stated that Godbj received £400 for riding Czarovitch to rictory in the ...
A TRIVIAL ASSAULT. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 13 January 1906
A TRIVIAL ASSAULT. At the magistrate's court on Wednesday, before Mr. C. D. V. Foss, B.M., 6. C. Smith proceeded against W. Edeeon for assault said to have been committed on the 10th inst. 6. C. Smith, the complainant, stated that he was a carpenter working for Mr. Mansfield and previously in the employ of Mr. Stansmore. He called round to pee the defendant at two o'clock on the day of the assault. He called on him for the purpose of enquiring about his fare to Fremantle, which defendant, as re presenting Mr. Stansmore, had guaranteed to pay. Witness said to defendant " What about my fare ?" and the latter struck out and hit witness three times saying "That is your fare," the blows catching witness in the face. Witness ran away after receiving the three blows. Cross-examined: All I eaid was "What about my fare." I had occasion to ask you about my fare, because I knew you had told Mr. Mansfield you would not pay it.' I did not ehove you. I got three blows; and could, count them. Whil...
GENERAL ITEMS. PERTH, January 8. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 13 January 1906
GENERAL ITEMS. PEBTH, January 8. j The telephone department is con sidering the question of erecting a wireless telegraphy station at Rottnest. The Fremantle Harbour Trust ap proves of the proposal. On Friday John Hodge, Thomas Wade and Joseph Stewart were fined £10 each and costs on a charge of having made bets in the public streets of Perth. Early on Sunday morning an hotel at Cottesloe was burglariously entered and a quantity of liquor stolen. A cash register was also taken. For tunately Mr. Graves, the occupier of the hotel, had cleared the machine before retiring to rest. That the thieves were not hurried in their nefarious work is suggested by the circumstance that they had time to hunt for and find a corkscrew. On Saturday morning the police raided a number of tobacconists' shops which they had reason to believe were being used for betting purposes. In several instances they obtained evi dences of betting. Prosecntions will ensue. January 9. George Smith, the jockey who was s...
TABLELAND ROAD BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 13 January 1906
TABLELAND BO AD BOABD. A meeting of the Tableland Boad 'Board was held at Mount Florence on the 22nd December. The minutes of the last meeting ven read and confirmed, and sundry account* passed for payment. It was decided to hold the open court for the revision of the ratepayers' roll on Friday, the 16th February, at the fio&d Board Office, T&mbrey. A letter from the local postmaster re questing the board to sign a document to indemnify the Postmaster General against loss of registered articles in 'the' Boad Board bag was, after considerable discus sion, not acceded to. There being no farther business, tb» meeting dosed with a vote of thanks t6 I the chairman.
CLEVER FORGERIES. PERTH, January 11. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 13 January 1906
CLEVER FORGERIES. PERTH, January 11. j A cleverly-prepared fraud has been perpetrated at York. A number of cheques bearing the name of W. Burges, Tipperary, and amounting to £82 6s., found their way to various tradespeople and were cashed by them. As showing how skilfully the fraud was carried out, the cheques were accepted by the bank aB genuine. The ' detection of the fraud came about in a peculiar fashion. A quantity of goods was sent from Perth by rail to Burges siding. Mr. Burges, seeing the goods and knowing that he had not ordered them, promptly wired to the firm in Perth by whom the goods were consigned. He received a reply from the firm stating that a cheque bearing his signature had been cashed by them. Mr. Barges' suspicions being aroused, he made enquiries at the bank and found that a number of cheques, amounting to the sum stated, had been presented. These he declared to be forgeries. The police were in formed, and are now investigating the matter.
DEATH IN THE BUSH. FROM WANT OF WATER. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 13 January 1906
DEATH IN THE BUSH. FROM WANT OF WATER. Writing from Tambrej station, Table land (Roebourne district), on December 23, our correspondent says: We are in great trouble here over Mr. Ellison: Last month he was sent ont to Kalawinginna, in the Hamersley Ranges, with a mob of horses. He arrived there -with his stock alright and returned to the - station for some cattle, which, howerer. were not sent, and he left for his camp again on the following day. That was the last we saw of him, bat he got there al right, and on Sunday, the 10th, he paid Mr. Straker (Hamersley homestead) a visit, leaving at 3 p.m. to return to hie camp. Monday, the native at the camp, saw a fire, and thought it might be Ellison sig nalling. He lit another fire in response, and states that he kept fires going till Thursday, when, becoming frightened, be rode over to the Hamersley station to see A about him, but met Mr. Straker before be ^ got there. Mr. Straker immediately des patched a messenger to the police stati...
THE LOCAL RAINFALL. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 13 January 1906
THE LOCAL RAINFALL. The following figures, kindly supplied by the local postmaster (Mr. W. G. lies), give the rainfall registered at Carnarvon daring 1905 and for the three previous years : Month. 1905. 1901. 1903. 1902. January - 3 - 411 February 2'79 - 16 S March... 6 1*36 - - April ... 13 15 42 - May ... 6-27 43 2 46 23 June ... 1-01 2 05 5 01 2*93 July ... 26 5*93 211 47 August 23 14 134 38 September 30 77 63 91 October - 1 19 2 November - - - 9 December - 42 - 1 Total (in.) 10 05 11-29 12*32 920 MAIL, CONTRACTS.-The tender of Messrs. Dalgety & Co. was accepted for the con veyance of mails to and from the Car narvon post office and the end of the jetty for three uionthB from January 1st. Mr. C. BL Dunlop obtained a renewal of the Yanyeareddy mail contract, and Messrs. Pearson & Nash's tender was accepted for the conveyance of mails from Carnarvon to Hameiin Pool "Ha Wooramel. ABRIYAL OF PRISONERS.-Per the s.e. Minilya ten colored prisoners (eight Malays, one Japa...
THE GASCOYNE DISTRICT. IMPORTS AND EXPORTS. A SATISFACTORY RETURN. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 13 January 1906
THE GASCOYNE DISTRICT. IMPOSTS AND EXPORTS. A SATISFACTORY RETURN. The following table Kim details of tha inward cargo which passed over the local | jetty during the year, 1905: ! General Merchandise^ Stock. tons. Horses. Cattle. Sheep January 205 ... 7 lo __ February 127 ... March ... 221 ... April ... 203 ..." - - 6700 May 286 ... 6 - 191 June ... 224 ... ib Joly ... 261 ... - - _ August ... 215 ... - September 330 ... i October 285 ... i i iqs November 209 ... 4 December 298 Totals 2864 19 26 7310 The cattle imported consisted of bulls> and amongst the sheep brought into the district were some 500 nuns. Exports. Hides and K&n Sheep garoo Wool. Skins. Skins Bales. Sheep. Bales. Bales. January 316 4511 23 7 February 13 17oo 17 a March... - 895 - April ... _ 13573 May ... 10 3352 June July ... 122 4205 August 1096 9830 27 September 1588 4779 13 October 1892 7184 1 November 759 2015 December 313 5714 19 1 27 3 2780 27 5 6 3 2 2 4 23 39 Total, 6109 60538 222 40 The principa...
GENERAL CABLES. HOME POLITICS. LONDON, January 6. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 13 January 1906
GENERAL CABLES. HOME POLITICS. LONDON, January 6. Mr. John Barns, a member of the present Government, advocates the abolition of the House of Lords and of all hereditary authorities. He opposes all Coolie indentured or con tract labour, and advocates the legis lative independence of Ireland in purely Irish affairs. January 8. Mr. D. Lloyd Jones (President of the Board of Trade) speaking' at Croydon last. night, stated that the late Government on the eve of its resignation tricked the country . by signing permits for the introduction of T.6,000 Chinese io South Africa, thereby constituting an engagement which could only be broken at great expense. Mr.- Herbert Gladstonfe (Home Secretary) speaking on the same sub ject, declared that mine-owners might enforce'ctimpensation tb the extent of two or three millions sterling. .Mr. A. P. Stoneham, formerly of West Australia, is announced as an Unionist candidate for the Bosworth division of Leicester. January 9. Parliament was dissolved yest...
NEW ZEALAND. AUCKLAND, January 11. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 13 January 1906
NEW ZEALAND. AUCKLAND, January 11. The case of a lad named Shenton is occupying the attention of the author ities at Wellington. Shenton came oat from England in the steamer Morayshire, bringing a certificate that he was fit to undertake the voyage. H« is now said to be destitute and dying at Christchurch of consumption. The question now is the liability of the shipping company for the lads care and return to England, his parents being in poor /circumstances.
MURDER BY A NATIVE AT WYNDHAM. PERTH, January 15. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 20 January 1906
MURDER BY A NATIVE AT WYNDHAM. PERTH, January 15. A man named Ward was speared through the body by a native while in his (Ward s) camp 300 yards from the 3-Mile Hotel, Wyndbam, on Saturday. The police effected a smart capture of a native named Billy, who is supposed to have thrown the spear. Yesterday news reached Perth that Ward had died from the effect of the spear wound and that Billy bad been com mitted for trial to Perth on a charge of murder.
A BRAZEN FRAUD. PERTH, January 15. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 20 January 1906
A BRAZEN FRAUD. PEBTH, Jannary 15. ] The police, acting on a warrant, arrested at Fremantle yesterday Wil liam Sherwin and Benjamin Evans, two young men, on a charge of obtain ing £250 by means of false pretences. Accused were brought up before the magistrate and formally remanded to the Boulder. It is alleged that at an early hour on Saturday morning the accused called at the residence of Oliver Osmond, on the Boulder road, between the Boulder and Kalgoorlie, and offered to sell him what they represented to be three bars of gold. Osmond purchased the bars for £250, which amount he paid to the visitors innptes. Subsequently he discovered the bars were brass and he informed the police.
A SUSPICIOUS CASE. PERTH, January 19. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 20 January 1906
A SUSPICIOUS CASE. PERTH, Januaiy 19. j . Un Christmas Day.. last news was received in Geraldton that an Italian named Guiseppe had been accidentally drowned in the Yuin River while fishing with a number of others. On a signed declaration by fourteen wit nesses, the magistrate decided not to hold an enqairy. The body was only in the water a short time, and efforts were made to resuscitate it. To this operation are attributed a number of bruises on the body where it came in contact with the ground. Some com panions of the deceased are dissatisfied that no inquest was held, and they declare the marks point to murder. They are applying to the police for an investigation.
A SAVAGE DOG BITES A MAN AND CAUSES HIM TO GO MAD. PERTH, January 18. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 20 January 1906
A SAVAGE DOG BITES A MAN AND CAUSES HIM TO GO MAD. PEBTH, January 18. j A. labourer named italph was the victim of a painful occurrence re cently near Albany. He proceeded to the house of a friend to select a pappy from the litter thrown by a kangaroo slat, and was handling the youngster when the mother flew at him. She seized him with her teeth by the lips, and matilated his face horribly. Ralph was taken to Robin eon's surgery, where the wounds were dressed and sewn up. Subsequently the injured man's mental condition became alarming. He took to all fonrs, and barked and bit like a dog, behaving generally in a violent man ner. The assistance of the police had to be called in, but by the time Ralph was subdued the stitches in his lips were all broken, leaving several jagged gashes. It required a skilful surgical operation to fix up the patient again. He was removed to the lockup under restraint, being transferred to the hospital the follow ing morning.
NOR-'WEST PROGRESS LEAGUE. ROEBOURNE, January 9. SPORTING. CANNING PAEK RACES. PERTH, January 15. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 20 January 1906
NOR-'WEST PROGRESS LEAGUE. Roebottrne, January 9. In consequence of the issue of a new time table limiting tbe Cossack-Boebourne tram service to one tram per day a hastily convened public meeting under the auspices of the ' North-West Progress League was held in the Victoria Sail on the 29th inst. After Mr. H. J. Watson (vice-president), who occupied the chair, had explained the object of the meeting, the utter fatuity of the proposed change in the tram service, and the many disadvantages and incon veniences such a change would mean to the interests of the community and the urgent necessity of taking some immediate action to remedy those evils, Mr. Watson added that he was in a position to author itively state that two gentlemen in the district had offered a very handsome pre mium three years ago to run this service, bat so far from receiving a satisfactory reply they had not been treated with ordinary courtesy. It was proposed by Mr. J. D. Turner, and seconded by Mr. F. B. Laurence...
FUMIGATION OF SINGAPORE STEAMERS. PERTH, January 18. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 20 January 1906
FUMIGATION OF SINGAPORE STEAMERS. PEBTH, January 18. | In a newspaper yesterday it -was stated that considerable dissatisfaction existed among cfae masters of * vessels trading between Singapore and Fre mantle owing to the fact that for some time past the ships had been fdmigated at Broome or on their downward trip instead of on their arrival at Fre mantle as previously. The paragraph also stated that the captain of the Minilya did not know the reason for the fumigation, as there was no plagne at Singapore. When seen yesterday Dr. Lovegrove (Principal Medical Officer) said the captain of the Minilya was absolutely wrong in making such a statement. ! Dr. Lovegrove said he had received a telegram from the Government of the Straits Settlement stating that a fatal case of plagne had occnrred at Singa pore on the 3rd inst. He stated that telegrams announcing cases of bubonic plague and one of cholera at Singapore had been received from time to time during the past eight months.
A DYNAMITE ACCIDENT. PERTH, January 18. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 20 January 1906
A DYNAMITE ACCIDENT. PERTH, January 18. j Jliarly yesterday atternoon an ex plosion attended with serious results occurred on the wreck of the Orizaba. The facts are briefly as follows : Andrew Fry, a single man, master of the scow, T. Fiy (his brother), and R. Bradbury "were engaged salvaging iron from one of the bunkers of the ship. They pnt a charge in position and lit the fuse. Bradbury and Andrew Fry went to another portion of the boat which was separated from where they had been employed by two bulkheads. The other man went on deck. Brad bury and Fry would have been per fectly safe, but they apparently over-, looked the fact that two other men named Bailey and Coke had placed a charge in the stokehold. After wait ing a moment they heard an explosion and thought it was their own charge which had gone off. They went back to see the result, but were surprised to find the fnse still burning. They were about fifteen feet away from it and immediately turned to rash to a place of saf...
SOUTHERN NEWS. A MINING DISPUTE. PERTH, January 19. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 20 January 1906
SOUTHERN NEWS. A MINING DISPUTE. PERTH, January 19. A public meeting, the ontcome of a decision-given by Warden Finnerty in tie Warden's Court at Kanowna yes terday, was held in the local town hall last evening.- The-decision given -was in the case of a ; number of alluvial miners versos Oily Bros, and Murphy. The circumstances were that the allnvial men claimed to have taken possession of certain ground nnder miners' rights. Oily Bros, and Murphy : afterwards pegged out a gold mining j lease covering the same territoiy. The j Warden decided that the holders of i die gold mining lease had the right i of possession. The decision created considerable indignation among the Kanowna miners, and the result was that a public meeting was called. It was decided to ask the Minister for Mines to bear the cost of an appeal with a view to having the question of dnal title to mining land settled. . January 19. A mild sensation was caused at Albany on Thursday when it became' authentically -knipra...