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NORTHERN TERRITORY. MORE PIONEERS WANTED. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
NORTHERN TERRITORY. MORE PIONEERS WANTED. A passenger by the Taiyuan, which arrived in Sydney this week was Dr. Gllruth, Administrator of the Northern Territory. In an interview Dr. Gil* ruth said that the most Important event in the Territory at the present time was the erection of freezing works, which would, it 'was expected bo In full working order within about IS months. The outlook, from a pas toral point of view, was very good. About 250 men were being employed on the construction of the Pine Creek -Catherine Itivcr railway, but the wet season was now due, and the works would consequently have to be suspended until the rnins ceased. The sheep »n the Government farm at Bitter Springs, at the head of the Roper River, were doing very well. Two months ago he had made a trip to the Kaiherine country, about 300 mik's from Darwin, and found fine KmT and good conditions generally. What was wanted in the Territory wns ruoro men, of a pioneering type.
Income Tax. MAN WHO EARNED A SOVEREIGN STILL UNDER AN OBLIGATION. WHAT THE COMMISSIONERS WANT. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
Income Tax. MAN WHO EARNED ASOVEREIGN STILL UNDER~AN OBLIGATION. WHAT THE COMMISSIONERS WANT. The Taxation Department building in George street North resembles -a general information bureau and is al ways in a state of siege. This is due to the fact that the Commissioners have started out on their collection campaign and taxpayers are anxious to know how they stand. In order to make the position clear and to remove any misapprehension, Mr. Wlilddon, Chief Commissioner, made the following statements: . "Every person who earned one sov ereign in 1914 is under an obligation to make a return just as it was in 1896 and the penalty for not so doing is now £100. The Act is clear on the point, but you can say now that the Commissioners are not going to rush that particular person unless it is so desired. At the same time it is well to remind the public of their liability. "Since the publication of the fact the building has been practically In a state of siege. Even little chaps earn ing 17/...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
THE HUSTLERS THE HUSTLERS THE HUSTLERS THE MEN'S SHOP. WHERE CASH TELLS ' i There ia scarcely a home in this District for which this Store doesn't hold something that will prove as good an investment as money ever went Into Time and again we have prov ed to buyers .that our Cash Prices show a direct saving as compared to those obtaining elsewhere. We are always ready to prove this fact to you. As an example wo quote the follow ing list which will give you, a fair idea ef the "Gilt-Edge" investments which we can offer you. MEN'S FELT HATS, any style, in wide, medium or narrow leaf, right up to the minute shapes, 4/11. MEN'S WASHING HATS. 1/6 and 1/11 MEN'S WHITE INDIA GAUZE SIN GLETS, 1/3 each. .MEN'S UNDER FLANNELS (Dark Grey), 1/11 each. MEN'S WHITE DRILL TROUSERS, 8/9 each. MEN'S CREAM, WHITE, or FAWN MERCERISED POPLIN TROUS ERS 4/11 and 5/11 pair. MEN'S DARK.. GREY.. STRIPE ' TWEED TROUSERS, very special value, 3/11 pair. ? MEN'S ., MERCERISED .. WHITE , .TWILL TENNIS SHIRTS, 0. ...
The Wheat Question FARMERS IN PROTEST. LARGE MEETING AT BINALONG. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
- The Wheat Question M. : -^,1 FARMERS IN PROTEST. LARGE MEETING AT BINALONO. (Prom our Correspondent). At a public meeting of wheatgi'^vv ers largely attended, held at Plnalotig in the Public Hall on 6th lust.,'Mr. J. D. Hall, of Yass, In the chair, the following motions were carried uiMtn mously. "That this representative mooting of wheat growers emphatically pro tests against the action of the State Government in connection with m»r great staple product wheat. ' "That owing to the drought ana the laws of supply and demand «V L^r bushel is not a fair price to pay for wheat compulsorily acquire] by the Government." "That while sympathising with far mers whose crops are failures and who In anticipation of a fair yield, sold early in the season, and for whom special legislation was require I, this meeting protests against the a'-Jton cf the Government in passfng simian cancelling the whole of th-i -..'oir.i.t'Js as this simply strikes a blow /it iJio wheat industry, that eventually m...
TOBACCO PRICES INCREASED. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
TOBACCO PRICES INCREASED. Prices of Imported tobacco, cigars, and cigarettes have (says the Sydney Morning Herald) been advanced by the Retail Tobacconists' Association. In the case of tobacco the increase is Id. Cigars have gone up in some cases Id, and in others 2d. Thus the old 3d cigar now costs 4d and the old 6d cigar 7d, and In some cases 3d. AH regards cigarettes, while the price per packet lias not been change ed, tho number per packet in some in stances at least, has been reducod fro? 10 to 8.
FOUND DROWNED. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
FOUND DROWNED. After a search of two days JamcB Graham (2G) lately employed on the railway works at Coolalle, was discov ered dead In a dam of water, 3ft. deep in Kelly's paddock. Mr. A. O. Bntler coronor at Yass, held aa inquiry and returned a verdict of found drowned.
Zeppelin Raid on London GERMAN'S TRUMP CARD. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
Zeppelin Raid on London GERMAN'S TRUMP CARD. Writing in "London Opinion," under the heading of "Tho Coming Bombs," James Douglas dcnls with the possi bllity of u Zeppelin raid on England. The war, he says, has taught one les son, to wit, that Germany prepared for war more thoroughly than France, Rus sia, or Great Britain. Her organisa tion is superb. There has never been anything to equal it. In only one re spect does our organisation surpass hors-our navy is irrestiblc. But In "tv;o respects Germany has staggered the world. Her submarines have pro* ved their eliicicncy, and her artillery lias revolutionised wnrfnee.- Liege, N'amur, Maubeuge, and Antwerp prove that the day of the ring-fortress Is over. The German howitzers are the capital surprise of the war. The 1 question we have got to face is wheth- &lt; cr Germany has another trump enrd I up her sleeve. Can she secure coin-I mand of the air? There is a silly tendency to assume that Germany has played all her air cards. ...
MEETING OF FARMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
MEETING OF FARMERS. I '"*» Tuesday next at 11 a.m. there will be a meeting of'farmers in the. P. and A. Hall for the purpose of making a united appeal to the Neces sary Commodities Commission for a higher rate than 5/ per bushel for their wheat, and to discuss any other matters affecting the Wheat Acquisi tion Act. Although the meeting is of members of the Young Branch or the F. and S. Association, members of other branches are asked to co-oper ate.
Dearer Beef. "WHOLESALE PRICES 50 PER CENT. HIGHER. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
tfearer Beef. "WHOLESALE PRICES 50 PER GENT. HIGHER. The wholesale prices of meat are to-day 50 per cent higher tlimi 12 months ago, and Mr. W. T. Nicholls, secretary of the Master Butchers' As* HodaUoii, declares that the retail trade h in a disastrous condition, and that the necessity for Government actiou i: urgent. Mr. Nicholls said that the wholesale price of beef bodies in Sydney was lAd per lb. while for the highest qualities i 43d'was the ruling rate; and it was expected that the prices to-day would be still higher. At a low estimate, there was 1301b. of bone, without rec koning uny of the other waste prod* ucts, in a 7001b. body, and it 'would thus be seen that the retuilcr to make a profit must ask a big price. As n matter of fact, none of the retailers were making profits at all now. They had all they could do to make ends meet, while many were actually los ing money In the hope of recovering themselves by retaining and increas ing custom when better times came. He believ...
THE WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
THE WEATHER. j During the past week exceptionally cool weather lias prevailed, In fact some nights this week were quite win try. A thunderstorm came up from the South-east last night, against u westerly wind, yielding 15 points, Grenfell reported 5 points, Burrown 5, Oowra 11, Harden 9.
Interesting Story ERRONEOUS PRESUMPTION OF DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
Interesting Story ERRONEOUS PRESUMPTION OF DEATH. Some facts of considerable interest were placed before Mr. Justice Prlng sitting in Probate this week, in the couse of an application made by Mr. W. I). M. Merewether, who was in structed by Messrs. McCarthy and Maxwell. The application was for un order directing the cancellation of letters of administration in the estate of William ISbenexer Reed, and also the cancellation of an order for the sale of certain property which had been granted at the same time. It appeared from the joint affidavit of Messrs. Arthur Wm. McCarthy and Henry Francis Maxwell that on June .9tU&lt; last letters of administration were granted in the estate referred to on presumption of death, the usual no* tiflcatlons and advertisements with a view to ascertain Reed's where abouts, if alive, having been duly pub lished without result. In September of the same year a letter was written by Messrs. McCarthy and Maxwell to Mr. A. H. Windeyer, solicitor, of ...
Motor Notes [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
Motor Notes The motor tax is now being collec ted. Tills-is payable at the local police office when renewing licenses. So far several motorists at Young have up. Many motorists who use oil lamps Jmvo experienced the difficulty of en* surlng their always keeping alight. They aro liable both to blow out and J to jolt out, more especially if they are I not kept in good order. Care should be taken to use a good quality oil, and to completely empty and clean the re servoir periodically. A new wick al so ought to be fitted Crom time to time. It is strange that acetylene tail lamps are not In more general use; they are far more r&llable, and give a better light. This is useful from one important point of view, namely, that the light thrown on the left hand side of the road by the tail light is clearly visible to the driver, so that he can tell at once if his light fails. An electric lamp, is, of course, the sim plest of all, but, it, too, is liable to failure. A tell-tale lamp on t...
GENERAL GORDON'S PROPHECY. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
GENERAL GORDON'S PROPHECY. More than a quarter of a century ago General Gordon, familiarly known as "Chinese Gordon" made a prophecy ofwhich several English writers have recently bethought themselves. It ruhs as follows; "General Gordon to Mr. James II. Purdy, F.II.G S.y June 1882.-So far as England is concerned, she need not for the next quarter of a century be under any apprehension of serious dif ficulties arising with any of her Euro pean neighbours/ but in 1910 or there abouts there will have arisen a naval Power which may prove mightier than she, and should she (Germany) gain the supremacy England will become extinct both tfs a sea and and a land Power, and all her dependencies, in cluding India, will fall into Germany's dutches. You may live to see this; 1 shall not. But when the time comes remember my words."
Small Debts Court WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6th. (Before Mr. F. B. Treatt, P.M.) JAMES CRRECH v V. E. HARGRAVE [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
Small Debts Court WEDNESDAY, JANUARY Ctll. (Before Mr. I'. B. Trcntt, P.M.) JAMBS CREECH v V. E. HAHGKAVE James Creuch claimed £3 14 from V. 13. Hargraves balance ot wages duo. Defendant denied Indebtedness and paid 2 103 lnt0 coun ln tuU SOt" Moment, together with 6/ costs. Mr. Campbell appeared for plaintiff and Mr. Hogan for defendant. James Creoch. plaintiff, stated lie was a blacksmith residing ' Ttu,d* dungra, and he ..as cng^uil as a noorman at defendants shop at Mont caglo. He also did odd jobs. Ho was to be paid 12 14s per week. Wit noss commenced work on August n , 1914 and left on Otli October. He re ceived certain payments and made en tries on paper at the time lie received them. He bad received from defend ant £10 18s. Defendant always pa &lt;1 by cash. Bonnett was working with Hargraves and he left witl. neuneU and went to Tliuddungra. A ^ ncss left defendant came to Thuddun Sra and told Win to meet him at Short's Hotel at Young, and on Satur day and lie would ...
THOMAS RICKETTS v. EDWARD BEATTY. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
THOMAS RICKETTS v. EOWARD BEATTY, Thomas IUckettB sued EdaurJ Heat* ty (executor in the estate of the late Michael Ileatty), claming JM 4s for stud services rendered by hi;i horse Sandy's Heir In the year 1913. Mr. Hogan appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Garling for the defendant. Thomas Ricketts, a share-farmer, re aiding at Moppity, stated that in lt»12 13, lio had a stallion named Sandy's Hoir. As a result of service i:i 2912, a maro owned by Mr. Ucatty produc ed a foal. He "was paid for the ser vice in July next year (1013). Ho put the same mare to the horse at the same fee next year. This amount was still owing. To Mr. Garling; 1 did not allow ileatty to have acrvlcc In 1913, free of charge. Joseph Lowe, a stud grooui. remem bered ttie service of u mare owned by Michael lieatty. Verdict for amount claimed and wit nesses expenses 16/, in all £5 6s 9d.
A DEAL IN FURNITURE. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
A DEAL IN FURNITURE. C. 13. Sheriff v. W. F. Dewar's. Claim for £7 2s for hire of furniture. Sergeant Wood stated the summons was served at George's Plains, near Bathurst. G. 13. Sheriff (complainant) a fur nituro dealer, residing at Young said that in April last he hired to the de fendant a quantity or furniture in terms of agreement produced. The value of the furniture hired was £7 2s. ills Worship in dismissing the case said that tho agreement was invalid. It was very, very lax. The amount of payment was not stated in the agree ment. His Worship strongly advised that complainant employ a solicitor in future, as had that been done, the case would not have been brought bctoro the court.
RED CROSS MOTOR SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 8 January 1915
RED CROSS MOTOR SPORTS. A full day's programme of sports in aid of the Red Cross will be given on the I'Gth January, and a cold luncheon and afternoon tea will be provided by the ladies of the Red Cross at rea sonable chnrges. Given a fine day this effort should result in a substan tial addition to the funds. Those wishing to donate cakes, milk. «»r any thing suitable for the Itine.Ii or tea, kindly leave same with Mr?. Geo. Reynolds. Burrowa street, the clay be fore the sports.