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Another Tragedy [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
* Another Tragedy TRULY it may be said of the year 19041 that it has been baptised in blood. Just ten days ago the tragedy at Waterloo came to shook a holiday.making community; and that awful happening was quickly followed by the catastrophe on H.M.S. Wallaroo. Then, on Friday last, a sailor was done, to death on board a ship berthed at Miller's Point. Smaller crimes occurred between the happenings of those larger ones ; and Tuesday has been marked by another domestic trag. edy, at Newtwn. A married couple, who bnt recently took up their abode in a house at the corner of Wat):in and Wilson Streets Newtown, were this afternoon found dead at their late residence. The woman's head had been almost severed, and her husband having killed his life's partner, committed suicide. The deceased couple had only occupied the house in which the tradegy was enacted for about a week, having previously resided at the Glebe. Both appear to have been haunted by halluoination4. Several times they compla...
Our Emperimental Farm. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
Our Emperlnme tal Farm. ACCOMPAINED by the director of the. depart. ment, the Minister of Agriculture (says a Sydney daily) has just paid a visit to the Queanbeyan district, where some interesting experiments in the growing of rust-resistant wheats are being carried on. These have been conducted by Mr W. Farrar, wheat ex perimentalist of the department, and it is stated will stand the test of time. The work has been carried on with great atten tion to detail, and it is asserted that the grain of this variety is equal in quality and strength to the best Manitoba wheats which are largely imported to this state. Last sear Mr Farrar distributed this wheat to a number of growers, and as the result appli[ cations have been received for larger supplies The quantity available is however at present very limited. Mr Farrar is also busily engaged in experimenting with wheats that shall resist the disease known as bunt, and is making good progress. He hopes in the course of s few years to be ab...
Subsidy to Agricultural Societies [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
Sulbsidy to Agricultural Societies' AT a meeting of the committee of the North. ern Agricultural Association at Singleton on Saturday a letter was reed from Mr. Lalor, secretary of the Pastoral and Agricultural Societies' Union of New South Wales, stating that under the present unsatisfactory ar rangement all societies do not share equally in proportion to their respective membership in the large sums of taxpayers' money paid out annually by the Treasury. To equalise in fairnessto every society in New Soruth Wales, he desired to know if the Northern Agricultural Association would be in favour of totally abolishing the " special prizes and grants " fund, and only having the present I" subs;dy " fund, but equal in value to both funds as at present, thereby raising the present 10a subsidy to 13s or 14s on every £1 of membership, thus placing every society on an equality. The letter was briefly dis cussed, and it was eventually decided, on the motion of Mr. C Dight (president of the Pas...
Bungendore. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
Bjungendore. THE SEASON.-The town has been exception. ally quiet since the holidays. Every one is busy harvesting, as the weather of late has been-most favourable. The greater part of the hay and oat crops is garnered, and farmers are now engaged getting in the wheat. Rust has appeared in some of the paddocks, but, fortunately, came too late to injure the grain very much. Another pest, in the shape of minute flies has attacked fruit on the trees, potato tops and garden plants generally. They are in swarms, completely covering small fruit'suoh as cherries, &c. They also devour the leaves of potatoes, leaving only the stalk standing. Flowers, too, are suffering greatly from the pest. Her Paull, the talented violinist, has decided to leave for Braidwood on let February, where he is assured of lucrative engagements. Snakes are numerous, and nmany have beeq killed during the last week. Two horses attached to a sulky bolted this morning from Mr. Moore's residence in Campbell-stree...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
A PREFERENTIAL MATTER. l Fills the (Customs) Bill - of r ALL. SMOKERS who believe in quality first and foremost. When this is the case / Yankee Doodle IN PLUGS or AIR-TIGHT TINS "Y D" MIXTURE DARK or BRIGHT. is preferred to all others. MASCOTTE TOBACCO The Distribution of.STERLING SILVER KEYLESS WATCHES in return for 100 MASCOTTE TAGS has proved a Great Success. This plan will soon be discontinued, therefore send in you Tags to avoid disappointment. A SILVER WATCH IN RETURN FOR 100 MASCOTTE TAGS. BOOMERANG BRANDY. A NOURISHING and BENEFICIAL STIMULANT, Obtainable from all Wine and Spirit Merchants and Hotels. IN BOTTLES, FLASKS AND HALF-FLASKS. BOOMERANG WHISKY. IS-DISTILLED UNDER THE SUPERVISION of the FEDERAL EXCISE DEPARTMENT, Which is a Gurantee of its Purity. WELCOME NUGGET TOBACCO THE BEST AMERICA. PRODUCES. Obtainable in' Plugs, and Out in 2-oz. and 4-oz. Tins.
Wool Sales. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
Wool Sales. MESSRS. WINCHCOMBE, CARSON, AND Co., wire: -We offered 5,0O0O bales of wool yesterday, nearly the whole of which was disposed of at improved prices. The market was extremely active. Following are some of the prices : -Belcher, Reid's Fl t, 12 d; Moffatt's, Yarrowyck, 12d ; Lachlan McKay's, Guyra 121d ; Missen's, Bendemeer, 12¼d ; Mars den's, 13inda, 1 id ; Alexander McCleneghan Armid'ale, lld ; Steel's, Walcha, 114d Hutton's, Black Mountain, 11d ; Hamel's, Invergowrie, 11 ld ; Robert McCieneghan's, Armidale, 1 ld ; McDonell's, Rockvale, 11d; Menzies McPherson's, Wollombie, 11d ; Reid's, Woolbrook, 1lid ; and several other lots at equally good prices.
Queanbeyan Age WITH WHICH ARE INCORPORATED Queanbeyan Times, Bungendore Mirror Captain's Flat Miner. FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1904. Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
WITH wHIon ARi.a INooRPORATEDn Queanbeyan Times, Bangenddre -Mirror Captain's, Flat Miner.: FR1DAY, JANUARY 15, 1904. Local and General. THE death is reported of Mr James Osborne, of Jugiong. TENDERS called for repairs Queanbeyan and Michelago Coumt Houses. See advts. THE English, team of orioketers began the third test match against .Australia at Adelaide to-day. LORD NORTHOOTE, the new: Governor General of Australia, lanided -st Fremantle on Wednesday. THE Rev. Father John Collender,a brother of the Rev. Father Collenider of this parish, is at present spending a holiday in Quean beyan. CHEAP excursion fares will be issued to Melbourne by train leaving Queanbeyan next :Thursday niight. 1 the.cricket match-the single members v. the married members-played on the park on.Wednesday, the former were victorious. PARLIAMENT will be called together on Tuesday next, when the verdict given by the electors at the recent referendum will be disocussed. ON Tuesday evening an extraordinarily heav...
THE FOURTH TEST MATCH. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
THE FOUETH TEST MA?lTOh. A competition that will be sure to cause a great deal of interest is announced in our advertising columns to-day by the Proprie. tore of Wolfe's Schnapps. They are pre senting the lar. o sum of £50 to any person who correotly gives the result of the Fourth Test Match between England and Australia, or should no one give the actual result the competitor who states the result most closely will become entitled to the prize in the event of a tie the prize will be divided equally. The only stipulations made are that competitors must out out the label headed " Caution to the Public," which is on the yellow wrapper of each bottle of Wolfe's Schnapps, and write their selection on the back of it, which must reach the Proprietors not later than the day before the match starts. We are asked to draw our readers attention to the advertisement, and intending competitors should be careful to follow the instructions. The results will be sealed before the match commenoss and ...
Cricket News. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
Cricket News. Q ) Wednesday afternoon a matoh was play ed on the park between the married and single members of the local olub, and re* sulted in a win for the latter by 31 ranes,; Following are the scores : SINGLE. S Hinclrsman, b A. Moore ......... 4 B. Harrison, o Willis, b Hungerford 11 F. Brook, o Sullivan, b Hungerford..; 10 E. Bell, b A. Moor ................ 3 Edmunds, not oub ................... 84 A. Collett, b Sullivan ............... 9 W. Jeff reys, b Garraway ....., .... 9 H. Denne, c Moore b Lewis .,......' 2 B3o rd, o Lewis, b Garraway .......... 4 G. Nugent, run out ...:........... ... 1 Cooper, b Moore ................. 7 Sundries ......?................... 11 Total ......................... 105 MARRIED. Hill, b Boyd ............ ..... ....... 4 Ddnlop, a Jeffreys, b Harrison, ..... 12 Garraway, b Boyd .................. . 4 Moore, not out .................. 15 McPherson, b Boyd ................. 0 Hungerford, b Boyd ............... 16 Willis, b Boyd ..................
Surplus Wheat. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
Surplus Wheat. Aizr, the States appear to be served alike in the matter of a good wheat yield; that of South Australia now being harvested, is estimated at 14,400,000 bushels, an average for the whole State of eight bushels to the acore. This will leave, after deducting for food and seed requirements, an exportable surplus of about 300,000 tons. Last year's total yie'd was 6,354,912 bushels, or on an average of 3.64 bushels per acre, So that the present harvest will be considerably more than double that of last year. The area reaped this year is estimated at 1,800,000 acres.
Shearers Prosecuted. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
Shearers Prosecuted. AT the Adaminaby Police Court on Tuesday, before Mr. F. Galbraith, P.M, and four justices of the peace, Charles Woodhouse summoned David Roberson, John M'Intyre, William Jones, Patrick O'Neill, James Huggett, and James Shooks" for absenting themselves from their hired service as shear ers. Mr. Blaxland appeared for the complain. ant, and Mr. J. Amess for the defendants. From the complaintant's evidence it appears that these si: men engaged to shear at £1 per 103. They afterwards wanted 25s per 100, stating that the sheep were very rough The complainant declined to pay that rate. The defendants then left the shed. The defendants stated that they asked for 25s, and were told they could not get it. They waited at the board, but the bell did not ring, so they went away. Each defendant was fined 10a, with 5/6 costs and 1 guinea professional costs; in defanlt,seven days' imprisonment.
Open Column. WHEN PARLIAMENT MEETS. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
Open Oolumn. WHEN PARLIAMENT MEETS. TO THE IDITOI. SIR,-Ministerial and Labour members of the State Parliament are now confronted with the question which they laboured so assida ously to avoid. They have appealed to the people, and the people have declared against them. There must be a reduction of memr bers and on the lines advocated by .Mr. Car rathera and the Liberal and Refurm Assooia. tion. There is no evading the issue, although it is probable that everything possible will be done to delay giving effect to the wishes of the people. The proceedings during the coming session bill have to be carefully watched. Confronted with the certainty of losing their seat under a diminished number of electorates, many of the members will make a desperate struggle to retain things as they are. Certainly any attempt to re duce the number of members below ninety will be stubbornly resisted It is of no use the Premier denouncing the Opposition as bogus reformers but for their patriotic efforts t...
Meteorological. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
Meteorological. THE reoords at No. 2 Observatory Station, Queanbeyan, from the let January instant are as follows : Barometer-29.0, 29.0, 29.0, 28.9, 28.8, 28.9, 28.6. Thermometer-Maximum readings- 84, 85, 88, 91, 94, 71, 77. Minimum read ings, 57, 56, 58, 61, 65, 55, 63, Rain.-1 day, .0 inch 02 points. A movement has been started to raise funds for the sufferers by the Wallaroo disaster, The P. and O. Company has decideo not to tender for the mail contract between Great Britain and Australia. Mr. Valder reports that the South African market gener lly is dull, owing'toover.sup plies. Inquiries for the supply of beef and mut ton for the United States Army in the Philippines are being made in Sydney.
The Wheat Standard. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
The Wheat Standard. A GOOD deal of interest is being shown by the grain trade in the fixing of the present season's wheat standard, which is to be made by the grain sectional committee of the Chamber of Commerce. Up till last evening, however, very few samples had been received from Riverina and later dis tricts. In the absence of these desirable and representative contributions the opinion was expressed among the trade that the work of fixing a standard might with ad vantage be postponed. It was said that a good deal of unnecessary fuss is being made about the basis of standard, the mixing of different grades, the advantage gained by growers of inferior Wheat, and the handi capping of producers of prime grain. What the trade generally require is that the f a.q. standard should represent a mixture of all good marketable grain. Producers of low or inferior samples of wheat should rightly stand out, while growers who through aooci dent or misfortune possess stocks of bleached or damag...
P. and A. Association. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
P. and A. Association. TIE adjourned meeting of the executive committee and schedule stewards was held in the School of Arts yesterday morning. Mr. Hungerford occupied the chair, there being also present.--Messrs. 1R. Hayes, J. Feagan, E. G. Atkinson, P. F. Blewitt, J. McIntosh, F. Warwick, J. J. Gay, R. Fallick and the secretary (Mr. A. W. M.oriarty). The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. The principal business for the meeting t) deal with was the acceptance of the special prize lists from the respective representative stewards present. Some sections were unrepresented, and it was stated by the secretary that additional prizes are yet to come to hand. The special prizes offered are as follows: Section A, Horses.-Mr. Boram, £1 for hunters; Mr. P. F. Blewitt, 10e Gd for hunters; Mr. R. Booth, 10s 6d for d-aught stallion; Mr. J. M. McIntosh, 10s 6d for blood stallion, and 10s 6d for draught stallion; Mr. John Ryan, £1 1s, best pair farm horses ; Mr. A. McPherson, £1...
Garden and Field Calendar for January, 1904. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
Garden and Fieldl Calendar for January, 1904. -0 (By A Laitsdowae, Seedsann, Goulburn.) THE soil is sufficiently moist for cropping and large areas of winter fodder planis should be sown at once. Good supplios of fodder roots and green food will' prove valuable and superior to bay, etc., for feeding, especially for dairy purposes. Mangels and Swedes should be largely sown, also Hungarian millet, which is grand for hay or green- feed and also for ensilage, mixed with green corn or sorghum. A bag of No. 2 or 3 Shirley's manure to an acre will greatly stimulate green crops. It is no use to try to grow nrope without feeding them. If the land is good run the soarifi r deeply over it after taking off hay, etc., and eow millet or some so*d, and there will be a good return. We again, urge sowing in rows to admit of thinning and cultivation between crops. T'he weather will remain stormy and nusettled Plonty of rain is likely, some strong winds, and gr,,at heat, but a good deal of cool seaon ...
The Storyteller. The House on the Sunless Side. CHAPTER III. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
,.......=2--.% m, . --. ?==.?-- ,? ·._. 'y''.," -- __ j .- . The Storyteller. 111e Routie on tl • Ourleg. aide. CHAPTER III. BAn knew quite well what terrible fear it was that the words of Bobbie and Billio had suggested to her mind; but she would not own it to horself, although the vague terror made her feet fly over the rough gras' of the long-neglected lawn as she made her way to the house. Thb. drawing.room ;anu from end to end of the garden front of the building, with a wide-verandah, stono.paved and hung with oreepors, which was the favoruite lounge of them all. Three or four wicker chairs and a couple of light tables stood about in it , with the work and.books which showed the ooupat ions of the afternoon. Bab rushed through into the drawing-room, and an exclamation of unmistakable relict broke from her lips when she found herself in the presence of Ella; who, in her white morning-dress, w~s lazily gatherinlu- p some scattored leaves of mnusic, and of Hubert, who was leaning ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
England v. Australia, 4th TEST MATCHl. PICK THE RESULT AND WIN TBE WOLFE'S SCHNAPPS £50. Fifty Pounds .Sterline willbo' pres.cnted to the person who correctly estl mate. the result of the 4t., Test Match b-tineen England and A,,tr.lia, to onUmence in S. n'y .n or about r2?t. Feabr 'har. 1LO4 Should mere than one per on give the result, the sit·1n.,t cll be prol-ortionately -dividhl amlong thes? Should Ito competitor be ex tly correct, the atrount will be given to the parson who ettes the re.ult most e!osely, but in the event of eta tie, the p.iz wil be divided~L quaily. The followi:. is ant example for Comp tit r : '"I selel the 4.lrallea,, Teem to Kis tke FJurl r? .lt tatclh b. ...........innings,....... ..... picketl, .«..... 2.......... rrnt. Jone J.ne. 114 Mary Street. Jonme, NXS.IF." Com etitor. must cut out the label headed " CAux Tos rl t* I'UaLt," wh'ch to on the yellba wrapper of each bn'tleo of VoIv's SeliArras. atnd write their eeoocl.io. o.i the hack of it. It any other ...
Good Templars. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
Good TemnplarS. AT the request of a numerously signed re. quisitioa Sister E M. Hall, P.G.S.J. T., paid Queanbeyan a visit last Wednesday, and that night in the Oddfellows' Hall a lodge of Good Templars was instituted. The follow ingare the officers elected:-P.C.T.-Brother Lookwood ; C.T.-Sister Shaw ; V.T. Sister Woodger ; Chaplain-Sister Ida Walker ; Ass. Sec. -Sister Mh. Walker; Sec. -Brother W. Woodger; F.S.-Sister E. Swan ; Tres.-Brother J. Sonthwell ; Mar shal-Brother A. Greenwood ; D.M. -Sister Lily Woodger ; Guard-Brother R. Warren; Sentinel-Brother 8. Taylor. It was resolv ed to entitle the lodge" Hope of Quean beyan." Brother W. Stewart has been te commended to fill the office of Lodge Deputy. About twenty five members were enrolled. A meeting of the .Lodge will be held next Wednesday when a permanent meeting place will be arranged.
Epitome of News. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 15 January 1904
!pitome of News. Up to date 550,000 bags of wheat, or over 2,000,000 bushels, have been received at Darling Harbor since December 1. The mail steamer Clallam foundered in a fierce,gale four miles off Victoria, British Colombia, and 53 persons were drowned. The women and children were placed in three lifeboats, which capsized and all those who were in the boats were lost. Mr Seddon has invited the Premiers of the Commonwealth, Canada, Cape Colony, and Natal to unite in protesting against the introduction of Chinese to the Rand mines A man was fined £12, or three months' imprisonment, at Wilcannia for trying to pass two bottles of ale over the wall of the local gaol. At the Water Police Court three Chinese firemen were each fined £200, with the alternative of six months' imprisoment, for smuggling tobacco. The quantity available for the Loo ion colonial wool sales for 1904, opening on Tuesday next, is 137,000 bales. The mail steamship companies have farther reduced outward freights io...