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STRANGE HISTORY OF A SEWING MACHINE. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 17 May 1904
STRANGE ]LISTORY OF A SEWING MACHINE. IN the Sydney District Court on Thursday the Singer Manufacturing Company, of York Street, Sydney, brought an action against John James Ferguson, of Bathurst Street, Woellahra, for that the defendent detained from the plaintiff company a sewing machine valued at £13, which the plaintiff company claimed and its va'ue, as well as £5 damages for its detention, in all £18. The defendant phaded not guilty, and alleged that at the time of the demand the plaintiff company had no right to the possession of the machine. It appeared that the company sold the machine on the time-payment system to a Mrs. Saunders, but in part paymentshe gave the company an old machine. There hap pened to be a bill of sale over Mrs. Saunler's furniture, and the old machine. Subsequent ly the furniture including the new machine was seized in satisfaction thereof, and it was put up for auction at rooms in Bathurst Street. Defendant purehased the 'new Singer for £6. A collector...
APPLICATIONS FOR LANDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 17 May 1904
APPLICATIONS FOR LANDS. Tun regulations regarding applications for lands that were in force prior to th e act..of 1903 being passed allowed people' to send in their applications through the post. After the Act caine into force, new regulations were issaed,but not provision was made for per sons to utilise the post-offioe in transmitting applications. It is recognised by the Minis ter that muoh inconvenieuonce is abviated by permitting applioants to post their papers, and it is proposed to reintroduce this pro vision. The department is endeavoring to simplify matters in connection with the taking up .1e land as muoch as possible, by making the regulations relating to all classes of tenures as uniform as the cases will at. .low.
A LONELY DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 17 May 1904
& LONELY DEATH. TsE dead body of an elderly man named John Frederick Jackman was found in his but on the Hay irrigation area. A magis terial inquiry was held, when it transpired that deceased was a single man. He was living alone, and. was possessed of about £150. The body was greatly decompoded. The medical evidence was to the effect that he had been dead for at least two weeks. There were no marks of violence or traces of poison. Deceased was last seen alive about three weeks ago. He then complained about being ill. A sumof money was found in his tent. The magistrate found that death was due to natural causes.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 17 May 1904
LOCAL GOVERNMENT.. Tue Acting Premier states that up to the present 83 local bodies have accepted 'his invitation to appoint delegates to attendthe local government convention. Three letters have been received from bodies declining the invitation, one of which as Mr. Wise puts it; is from " the unimportant municipality of Camden." The other municipality vhich has so far declined is that of Picton. The Henty branch of Farmers and Settlers' Association has also decided not to appoint a delegate. The notifications of the election of delegates are, the Minister states, increasing with each mail received, and letters received from the local bodies express their sympathy with the objects of the convention. He expects that between 300 and 400 delegates will attend the convention. Mr. Wise has now decided to extend invitations to all municip. alities except those which are secluded places in the County of COumberland, also Newcastle and Broken Hill.
SQUANDERED IN DRINK. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 17 May 1904
SQUANDERED IN DRINIK. A DESTITUTr woman, who had no. a crust of broad, and who'had to obtain money from the court poor-box to pay for the duty stamp required for the information in her case, prooeeded against her husband, John Danie! of Geelong, last Thursday for maintenance. It was shown that defendane had recently inherited a share of his father's estate, which was sworn for probate pnrpo~es at £28,000. Ie sold his interest for £1870, which his counsel admitted he had squandered in drink. Plaintiff had not received £20 out of this amount. The Bench, remarking that de fendant was not competent to assign his in. terest, and that a good deal more could come out of the matter, made an order for £1 per week.
The Storyteller. The House on the Sunless Side. CHAPTER XVIII.—CONTINUED. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 17 May 1904
The Storyteller. :- y· tir 1e$ .id e. CHAPTER XVIII.-CoNTINuuED. " 'Bab,' said he,' do you know, have you everi guessdd, why. itis I go out every after nooin at the znme time ?. The girl aaited, and thoe 'colonu l'-ft her, face: Oh, Hubert I she ,cied, ahd then she stopped. . ' I never epeak a word from the time I leave here till the mojnent I come bnck,' he went on quickly. ' And it's to Hoo I go all th? e away to Hoo and back-'?-: 'Really P. but their isn't time ? she said somewhat- reassured. 'There is time, for I doit. I go by the fields, get into the town, pass one house always the same house--look up at one window-always the same wiudow-and, see one face-always the same dear face.. Now you.kuow ?' There were tears inlBarbara's eyes. 'Oh, Bertie, is it true? Have you done that all this time? Oh, it's beautiful ? The~ her tone changed. 'But it's wrong ! It's horrible, too I It seems cruel to say it, but. you ought to make her go away I She can never be anything to yon; and yea'r...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 17 May 1904
D URING Dr. BLAcxuKLL' absence on his canvas of the Electorate his prao tice will be in charge of Ds. A. C. MAcARTHUR, M B3, B. O. B., Glasgow University. Certificated Ladles' Nurse H AS decided to practice at her Profession in Queanbeyan, and may be consulted at Mrs. SULLIVAN'S, Monaro 8tceot. HORSE RUGS You are never asked to Bay fromVENABLES, bat the eiiellene of his goodi cannot be surpassed. Call and inspect his HORSE RUGS, prices from 7/6. Quality of the BEST, and New Zealand patent. Orders also taken for BUGGY RUGS, TARPAULINS, etc. HARNESS REPAIRED, and everything in the leather line made to order. If you want to umake money get a billet at the MINT. If you want to find money go to KLONDIKE. If you want to SiAS MONIY go to J. W. VENABLES, Monaro street. Notice of Removal. Tlt e oiohdlbuijdei', H AS removed to hia'now premises near. the bridge, and opposite Hun gerford's Hotel, Monaro.etreet. I Cuitomers please note, Queanbeyan Electorate. Mhr.Alan M. Millard, (Selected Refor...
Epitome of News. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 17 May 1904
Epitcme of NowS. A young girl in Queensland while attend ing a dlancing class last week was seized witq a fit and died shortly afterwards. It is believed that 150,000 Japanese troops are deploying over a wide front running north east through Feng-wang cheng. At Emmaville a miner named George PaRchett was sinking a shaft in old ground when the sides caved in and smothered him. With a view to simplifying the method of making applications for land, the land De partment proposes to revert to the old system of allowing applications to be made through the post. AU the General Post-office last Friday morning a letter-carrier suddenly became de mented, and a constable had an exciting en counter with him. At Port Darwin nine Chingtu Chinese were sentenced to six months' imprisonment under the Alien Restriction Act. The Acting-Premier states that up to the present 83 local bodies have accepted his in vitation to appoint delegates to the local government conventiou. The Full Court in Tasmania ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 17 May 1904
SUBSCRIPTION. In Advance, (Town) 2a 2d per Quarter. ,, (Country) 2s 4 ,, ,, -. Subscriptions mar commence or disconticnue at any time. -o 9- THE PIONEER NEWSPAPER, Established 1860. ®,i ,,10@ 0I A' )' Shirley's Mlai ures Made in New South Wales -Not Impoited. Supr lphosph te 36 to 38 per cent. £4 5s. PER TON. Department of Agriculture hold our Warranty of Analysis. ORDER EARLY FOR LATER DELIVERY. Advance Orders need not be accompanie.d by Cash. Direct Correspondence Requested. Fullest Information Supplied. CEO. SHIRLEY & CO., Manure Merbchants, 81 Pitt Street, SYD'iEY, ANYS THE V1CERDICT fS THAT ALWAYS KINDS OF FARI1 PRODCOE, Butter, Eggs, Pigs, Poultry, Maize, Potatoes, etc. 0 1 Besides the quantity c:mnsumed by the great population in and near Sydnoy, there is a great deal of New South Wales ptoduco marketed to other States and Countries. A GOOD REPRESENTATIVE WILL MAKE THIS A VALUABLE MARKET TO YOU. We are in touch with the trade here. ' S11 quickly at highest market Valu...
Queanbeyan Age WITH WHICH ARE INCORPORATED Queanbeyan Times, Bungendore Mirror & Captain's Flat Miner. TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1904. Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 17 May 1904
WITH WHICH ARI INCORPORATED Queanbeyan Times, Bungendore Mirror & Captain's Flat Miner. TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1904. Local and General. IOLICE Court to-morrow. OVER 50 followers of Dowie have left for Vancouver, ei route to Zion City.? . MR. E. W. O'SULLIVAN hasdefinitely de cided to contest the Belmore ehotorate. ANOTHEn case of plague is reported in the city. This time the victim is a man .who was employed rat catching.. INFLUENZA is prevalent at, Bungendore, and a resident medical doctor is nurgently, needed. THOMAS HoTroN, sentenced to death for the murder of his :wife on" February 27, was executed in Adelaide gaol last Thursday morning. THE license of the Royal .fotel at Buogen. dore, was :transferred last `:week-frotn-MA.: James Sullivai.to aMr. Hunnter.of :Mosmsat'-l Bay. . . MR. THURsToN, telegraph operator in the local post office, has been granted a month's holidays. He is being relieved by Mr. MoOlean, of Goulburn. PROFESSOR MACKAY'S Nati~nal Sotlish Concert Company is ...
TRANSFERRED RAILWAY TICKETS. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 17 May 1904
TRANSFERRED RAILWAY TICKETS. A Short time back a man named Edgar Kauter was fined at Maitland upon a charge preferred against him by the railway com- missioners of using a ticket which had been transferred to him contrary to by-law 2. This by-law provides :-" Any person not duly authorised by the commissioners who shall sell or offer for sale any free pass ticket or portion of a return ticket or use or attempt to use a transferred ticket, or a ticket the time for which has expired, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding £20." The defen- dant appealed from the decision of the magistrate on the ground that in view of section 110 of the Government Railways Act the by-law was ultra vires, and that the notices required by section 116 has been exhibited at their principal place of business. The court overruled' both contentions, and dismissed the appeal with costs.
SUTTON [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 20 May 1904
SUTTON AT Sutton on Saturday a clay pigeon match and sweeps organised by Mr. WV. McEuroe took place. There .wa5 a good muster of shooters and an excellent day's sport was provided. Mr T Mel tonold acted as referee at d his decisions were not questioned. The match was divided between W. Poulton and Adam Lees, while the different sweeps resulted as follows :-1st sweep, wou by Poulton; 2nd sweep, divided by L. R. Dyce and W. Poulton; 3id sweep won by W. Poulton; 4th seep, divided by L R. Dyce and J. Cartwright ; 5th sweep, divided by Adam Lees and L. R. Dyco.
THE REFORM PARTY AND THE LAND LAWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 20 May 1904
THE REFORM PARTY AND. TIiE L&ND LAW... Ms. OARRUtnERas spoke at Forbes on Tuesday Dealing with t!te land question,and pointed to the efforts he had made as Minister of lands to settle t'i people on the land. Dur ing his tenure of office from. 1894 to 1899 the rn at ho'dixigs hid increased in number from 54;428 to 66,286, or, in other words, that '11,851 new families: had become settled on the soil, or at the rate of over 2350 a year. In the four years 1899 to 1903, of the ilassall Crick administration of bthe Lands Department the' rudial holdings increased from '66,286 to 72,127, or, in other words only 5841 new families became settlers, or at' the r'te of 1460 a year, as against 2350 a year in the Carruther's administration. At Sno period, of thb history of this- State had bona fide land settlement increased so much as whilst he had presided over the Lands Department During the 'existence of the R!eid2Carruthers 'Ministry the area' under cultivation increased from 1,199,50 ...
BUNGENDORE [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 20 May 1904
BUNGENDORE From a Oorrespbndent. EXREBnsIONs of grief were manifest on every countenance when the sand news of the death of Mr. William Pollack, the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Pollack of this town, was re" ceived here-a kind son and a loving brother, his face will be missed by all to whom he became.acquainuted, and the grief the death after a short illness has caused his parents, sisters and brothers, is known' only by those who felt it. I eceased had been employed on the Government electric tramways as driver for some considerable time, and death took place in the City, on the 26th of April, after a brief illness of ten days. The cir cumstances surrounding the death were very sad, indeed, considering the short period of. illness On Saturday the / 16th the deceased complained of a violent pain behind his left eye, , which a medical doctor diagonised 'as neuralgia of the brain. The doctor dooemig anu immediate operation necessary, the patient was conveyed to a private hospital, and a...
GININDERRA [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 20 May 1904
QININDERRA WHAT might, under other circumstances, have proved a most serious accidec t occurred here on Thursday last. It appears that early or the mornmen named Mrs. Helimund, who resides at the pld Giulnderra store, sent her two daughters, the eldest being about 12 or ]33tars of age in a sunlky to Hose Hill, the residence of Mr. G. [latch, on a message. When returning and coming down the police station hill the pony they were driving increased its speed to a furious pace. The eldest girl, who had the reins, in her endear ours to lessen the horse's speed was thrown from the sulky, the wheel passing over her. The younger one then pluckily collared the reins, which had got caught on the steps, and after the runaway had proceeded on its career some 100 yards further succeeded in pulling the horse off the road near the resid ence of Mrs. Harcourt, where, it stopped of its own accord. Constable Hallett, who wit. nessed the occurrence, was quickly on the scene and found that fortunately ...
THE BIRTH-RATE. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 20 May 1904
THE BIRTB.RATE. As a result of the report of the=Birth-rate Commission, -the.-board of the Australian Social Reform' L,'anguo is . arranginig.for a conference, to be' held shortly in 'Sydney, to discuss the reoinomendations, of the ~b.m. mission, and-.to urge: the Government' to legislate '.on certain lines, which have been indicated in the report. Some of the religious denominations have signified their intention of having representation at the conference, and all organisations having an 'interest in this' question will:be asked to appoint representatives, inclusive of the medical profession, and . Chambers ofi a Commerce and Manufactures. The subjects which will have special consideration will be : (1) The more'effootive suppression of indecent pictures and literature. (2).. The prohibition of illegal instruments, either manufactured o - imported. ..(3) Theesop pression of quackery. (4) The regisIratiqn of private hospitals. (5) The?registration for still.births. ' (6)' The - bett...
WARDEN'S COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 20 May 1904
WARDEN' COURT. ; Wi liau Reid, of Briudabulln, made ap plication to procure posses?ion of the plans of the Coodridigbee Gold Mining and Sluioing Property. App'ioant stated that he had been granted a title whi h was absolutely useless without the plaus. The Warden adtVisor Mr. Reid to await the return of Mr. H. J. Jetlreys .(District Mining Registrar), when he could make application to that person. This concluded the business.
The Courts. WEDNESDAY, 18TH MAY. (BEFORE Messrs. A Elliott, P.M., and Jno Southwell, J. Gale, and W. Pike, Js.P.) DRUNK AND LANGUAGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 20 May 1904
The Courts. WEDNESDAY, 18TH tlAY. (BEroRa Messrs. A. Elliott, P.\[., and Jo Southwell, J. Gala, and W. Pike, Js.P.' DRUNK AND LANGUAGE. Walter Ewell, a stranger, was procee led against on the information of Constable McCarroo, with being drunk and using very bad language in a public place, to wit ?3[naro Stree'. He.pleaded guilty and was fined 2/6 for the first offence and 103 for the latter, in default of payment of same to be sentenced to three days' imprisonment in Qaeanbeyan geol.-Fine paid. BREACHI OF TUE IIAWKERS & PEDLARS' Acr. Michael O'llallorin, a hawker, was charged, on the information of Constable McOarro~;, with :hat he did carry goods which he offered for sale in Queanheyan without having on his pack his name in full and the number of his license, in compliance with the provisions of the HFawkers and Pedlars' Act. The accused defended his own cage iis an unusally able manner. The evid. nae for the prosecution went to show that the nceused with his brother was h...
Sensational Bank Robbery. £1693 STOLEN. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 20 May 1904
Sensational Bank Robbery. £1693 STOLEN. A BANK robbery, such as ccnld not have been committed except by the boldest and most export of burglars, was committed at the Box Hill (Vic) branch of the English, Scot tish and Australian Bank between 2 and 4 a m. last Tuesday. Three armed and masked men broke into the Lank and made their way into the bedroom in which a youing clerk named Alfred Henry Serpell, the only occupant of the building, was sleeping. They bound him hand and foot to the corners of be bed, and then proceeded to blow open the strong room and safe with nitro-glycerine. Mr. Serpell, who was lying bound was visited from time to time by one of men, who tested the cords by which he was tied. He heard seven separate explosions from the safe and strong room. ' They went through his clothing and be found afterwards his gold watch and chain, and 3/ in silver had been taken from his pocket, but they did not ask him for the keys, and did not take them The men took £1693 in gold, si...