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HUON RAILWAY. Flying Survey Recommended. Minister of Railways Sympathetic. HOBART, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
HUON RAILWAY. ?Flying Survey- Recom- mended. Minister of Railways Sympathetic. ? - . HOBABT, Friday. The Southern Tasmanian Railway and Exploration League is still active in it3 advocacy of a railway to the Huon. ,-The latest proposal, is that a flying survey of the route of the proposed railway should be made, and yesterday a deputa tion from the League waited upon the Premier and Minister for Railways to nvfrp. +.hnrn t.n 'h ,ivf- this rinnfi n.a A;irlv as possible. According to the remarks of Mr G. P. Fitzgerald, the League is dissatisfied with the report of the Public Works Commission, and is strong in the belief that a cheaper route than Cutten's could be found. The route favored by the League is via the Cascade's and the Fern Tree to Huonville. The difficulty which faced the League, said Mr Fitzgerald, was the great ex. pense involved in getting out of Hobart; The directors of the Cascade Brewery had agreed to give the land, through which the railway would pass free, and many ...
COMING CENSUS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
? . i COMING' CENSUS. '? At the end of March or begin ning of April next year the decennial numbering of the 45,006,000 people of the United Kingdom will take place., 'and, already 'Sojnerset 'House is. be-; ginning; to stir with preparations for the stupendous task. The principal burden will fall on the registrars of births and- deaths and a carefully selected staff of Civil Service clerks at head quarters. The enumerators, whose work will lagt for one week only in 1911, will number 40,000. The Bishop qf London has offered some advice to husbands and wives. He tells them that in order to be truly happy they should be separated at regular intervals. The ' happiness he foresees is to be the result of a sense of contrast following upon the separation,* and of a rein vigoration by. a change from routine. '-Experience, in life,' says Mrs .1?rice-Hughes in the ' Daily Chronicle,' ' has taught me th_at it woiild often be a very good thing iff Husbands anc} wives could take ' then; holiday...
SAVED FROM THE SCAFFOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
SAVED FROM THE] / SCAFFOLD, The Mayor of W.arrington has been notified by the HonSo Office of the forth coming release of James Bate, who was put on his trial on a charge of murdering his wife^ in the. course ..of ? a drunken quarrel at their home in' Olier-street, 1896, a'iid' was sont'jiicccl tq d^ath. He was reprieved afrthe la'st mdme'nt. His release will take place in Novem ber. Although he has served fourteen y/;a.rg, Bate is now only forty-six years of ago. :? Slaiiy offori3' had Iiien made by. fellow townsmen from tim'o' to tinio to ae cure Bats's liberation, ih view- of the special circumstances of the case, but hitherto withput euccoss,
BALL AS HUONVILLE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
BALL AS HUONVILLE. Arrangements are being made for the holding of a ball at tlwT Huonville Hall on Wednesday, April 20, in aid of the lpcal cricket club. Thoso who have the rnattcr in hand are sparing no .effort to en'sutg 'the success of the function,- A particular feature ' is bging made of the music, a special orchestra' conducted by Mr T. Hopkins having been ongaged. j
CHURCH OF ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Owing to the -Rev. F, P, Bethnne not having recovered sufficiently from the effects of his recent accident to resume his duties, there will be no morning ser vice at St. John's Church, Franklin, to morrow, . and no services, at all ? at itaneiagn. iuvery possioie ertort was made by Mr Bethune to get a clergyman from Hobart to take the services, but it was found that, nong of the clergy were available. The evening service at Franklin will be conducted by Mr E. R. Ash. ...
FEDERAL ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
EEDEBAL ELEC - - TIO^S. A circular which merits the careful consideration^ of those electors who desire to obtain a true conception of the vital issues which they will be asked to de cide at the ballot box on Wednes day next is being circulated by the Franklin Divisional Council of the Tasmanian Liberal League It reads as follows : — 'TVir Franklin Divisional Council Com mittee desire to most earnestly ask every member of the Tasmanian Liberal League not only to be sure that every member of their families vote, but,. also that they will so far as is possible induce their friends and neighbours to vote. The Labour Party poll nearly if, not quite', every vote they have, and if on our side we do not do the same, wo stand a chance of losing the election and seeing the Labour Party in power and ruling us. It is well to remember that no party of extreme views will parade these views at election time. No, they will not mention them, but let them got firmly in to the saddle, and then the mo...
ALARM OF FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
ALARM 03? FIRE, The silence that grd'n'arily character- i ises the streets of Franklin at night was' rudely broken on Wednesday evening j last Dy loud shouts of 'Fire.' They; emanated from the vicinity of Mr J. Priest's business premises, and many re^idgnts were startled by the unusual cry. The yjyid reflection of a substantial blaze lent color to thp scare, and in a very short space of time n, lame crowd had assembled outside the building. It was, found that the conflagration came frpm tile acetylenes gas generator, but having a knowledge of the volatile pro pensities oi the uaybj.de used in connec tion therewith, those 'pres^nj: deemed it vise to view the procce'dings*froin a distancp, Fortunately, however, the' flame's Bopn siiysjiled without doing any; very great amount o[ damage. . A traveller, supposed to be D, r. Cook, hg.s arrived at Santiago de Chile, from Valdiyia, 'accompanied by a lady and a detective. H,o iias piit up as an hotel and declines £o se'e anybody. The lady i...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
BLACKMITH, WHEELWRIGHT, IM FLEMENT MAKER ANl} ' ' OQAGHPAf NTJ2HV ~ rpHE most Up-to-dalo and Best JL equipped Shop in the Huon. ( Vehicles of^every description made and repaired. - - 'Only fir3t-class tradesmeii i$njployoaj~l Local agent for the McCor,mick Im plements. Duplicate parts supplied. , ' BApLAGtf, HVPIT, 'I
NEW ZEALAND. GOLD AND SILVER EXPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
NEW ZEALAND. GOLD AND SILVER EX PORTS. During the Mar.eh quarter 113,976oz of gold, valued t*t £451,080, was exported, compared with 117,274oz,valued at £466,238, in the same period last year. For March the quantity exported was 36,449oz, valued at £142,841, against 44,044oz, valued at £156,522, in March, 1909. For the jifarph quarter tjie silver ex ported was. 410,100oz, valued at £40,993, against 402,692oz, valued at £40,150, in the same period last year. Mr J. W. Joynt, registrar of the New Zealand University, has been appointed agent of the university in London, succeeding Mr Eve, who has resigned owing to advancing years. Mr Hector, assistant registrar, carries on the duties of the position temporar ily.
W. AUSTRALIA. ATTACKED ON PLATFORM. CANDIDATE'S REMARKS RESENTED. INCAPACACITATED FROM CAMPAIGN. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
W. AUSTRALIA. ATTACKED ON PLATFORM. CANDIDATE'S REMARKS RESENTED. * ** INCAPACACITATED FROM CAMPAIGN. A sensational incident occurred at Mr J. Thorn ett's meeting at Perth on Saturday night. Mr Thornett, who is seeking election as the Liberal candidate for Kal goorlie in the House of. Repre sentatives, made certain refer ences to the wreck or the Jreric les, averring that if a Chinese or Japanese captain had been in command an accident would not have happened. This statement gave umbrage to some members of the crowd, who jeered his utterance, and ex' pressions of dissent continued the whole time he attempted to con tinue his address. Eventually one man became so- noisy that the candidate touched him on the hat. Thereupon the man struck Mr Thornett upon the lower part of his body. Mr Thornett seized a water-bottle, which he was raising when it slipped from his grasp and fell to the ground. He took refuge in a shop, but his subsequent attempt to obtain a hearing was unsuc* cessful, f-...
STRIKE LEADERS EIGHT MORE RELEASED. COMPLAINTS OF HOMINY. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
STRIKE. LEADERS... ?EIGHT MORE RELEASED. COMPLAINTS OF HOMINY. Eight more of the miners' delegates who were sentenced to two months' imprisonment, in default of ''the payment of the £100 fine imposed upon them, were released from the Maitland eaol on Monday. They were ar resterd on February 22, so that they have obtained two weeks' remission of their sentences. Only Henry Hanlon. now remains in gaol, and those released, could not explain why Hanlon was being detained longer than they. Discussing their . life in gaol, the men complained bitterly ? of the food, more especially of the hominy. -? One man said that he could not eat it at all, and the others had to simply force it down their throats. The. meat and vegetable rations were rather meagre, and the prisoners lost weight considerably.
ROBBERY UNDER ARMS. DISAPPOINTED THIEVES. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
ROBBERY UNDER ARMS. DISAPPOINTED THIEVES. At Poseidon on Saturday even ing last Richard Cummins, a shareholder ' in the Poseidon United Alluvial Claim, whilst re turning home from the mine, was ?accosted by two armed men, one of whom prese'nted a revolver, and told Cummins to throw up his hands. Cummins treated the matter as -a joke, and on moving onward was. dealt a heavy blow across the forehead, \ghich ren dered him senseless, ^during which time the desperadoes over , . - hauled him, divesting him of even his boots. It would appear as if his assailants were of the opinion that Cummins possessed a parcel of rough gold, as the yields from the mine recently * have been-; exceptionally rich. Their search resulted in a pair of * '' ? specs.— not nuggets— and^ a pipe, which were handed back with disgust. The men then de camped, j The police are investi gating the matter.
Inter-State Items. VICTORIA. SHOT IN THE CHEST. DYING DEPOSITIONS TAKEN. WOMAN UNDER ARRRST. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
- Inter-State Items. ^ - (From our Exchanges.) V : VICTORIA. ,-' , 'SHOT IN THE CHEST. DYING DEPOSITIONS TAKEN. WOMAN UNDER ARRRST. Daniel Campbell, the man who was shot in the chest at NajNar Goon on Friday last . during ? an altercation between a woman and a man, was in such a serious state on Sunday that the police r considered it advisable to take his dying, depositions at the Mel UUU1UD XlUOflIiai- In his first statement to the police and to the hospital authori ties Campbell declared that the whole affair was accidental, and that he was certain there was no intention of wounding him on the part of the person who fired the shot. To this statement he ad hered in his depositions. * The quarrel, he stated, was between two' neighbors, and . concerned certain payments alleged to have been due by one of the parties to the other for the care of some children. Mrs Barber, the woman who is alleged to have been' concerned in the shooting, was arrested at Nar-Nar-Goon on Saturday last upo...
FRAUD ON A PRINCE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
FRAUD ON A PRINCE. ? — ? : — .«. — , ? _ — An astounding case of bill forgery, of which Prince, Miguel of Braganza, son of Dom Miguel, is the victim, is occupying the attention of the Berlin police. Some time ago when the prince was living in a Berlin hotel, he was, induced to give bills of ,a total value of £375.000 in return for a runuher of mining shares, }noludin.g gold, silver, and emerald pro pevtios, now alleged to bo worthless. The bills were endorsed by a man whose name is^said to be Lackonsteen, but who gave himself out as Fred Vanderbilt, a mem ber of the well-known American family. It is alleged that a London company which deals in mining shares induced the prince to participate in the new venture. The prince's legal advisers demanded the retnrn of tho bills, and they were stopped. Finally, bills to tho value of £125,000 were returned, and the police are now in pursuit of tjb,e others.
WEDDING CAKE MYSTERY. WOMAN ON TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
WEDDING CAKE MYSTERY. WOMAN ON TRIAL. Emily Faggotter, a married woman, was at the Quarter Ses sions, Broken Hill, on Monday, charged with sending a piece of wedding cake to Elsie May Johns, which was impregated with permanganate of potash, with intent to annoy.- The case, since it first came before the police court, has been known as the wedding-cake mystery. The medical evidence was that if Miss Johns had taken all of the cake the results would probably have been fatali
NEW SOUTH WALES. THE BARRIER. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
NEW SOUTH WALES, , .. . THE BARRIER. Two wood and iron bedrooms * attached to Mrs Neimke's board ing-house, Blende-street, were destroyed by fire early on Mon day morning, but the main build ing of 17 rooms was saved. The kitchen was Vslightly damaged. The fire was. caused through a boarder, who was reading in bed, falling . asleep with a -lighted candle by his side. The building and furniture were insured for £700. The quarter sessions opened on Monday before Judge Gibson, Mr Bevan acting as Crown Pro secutor. James Lillas, charged with receiving: or stealing several cheques and a £5-note from Charles Carleton, at Cobham Lake, was found not guilty, Judge Gibson ordered certain moneys held by an hotel-keeper for Lillas to be given to Carle ton.
A HARD CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
; A HARD CASE. Samuel Eathorne, blacksmith, of Bull-street; 'was proceeded against at the City Court, Ben digo, on Monday last, at the . instance of Inspector Rowe, for a breach of the Shops and Factories Act in employing a person at a rate' of wages lower than that stipulated by the Wages Board. The evidence showed that defen dant required the services of a youth, and a young married man appeared on the scene. He said his wife was iir a delicate state of -health, and he asked to be allowed to do any work for a reducedremuneratioh. The Bench pointed, out that the offence had been committed, but in the special circumstances of the case defendant would be let off with a nominal fine of Is, with 22s costs. Mr Kirby conducted the prosecution.
A DANGEROUS PRACTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
A DANGEROUS PRACTICE. At St. Vincent Hospital on 'Monday last Dr.' A. Wheeler, J.P., held an enquiry to ascer tain how Julia Ann Fox, aged 42 years, received burns which caused her death. After hearing +.V10 nviHnnr-n Dr. Whflftlfir said \\ was clear that the deceased had been seized with a fainting fit while reading the paper in bed, and her nightdress had caught x fire. It was a dangerous prac tice to read in bed, but it was often done. He found that death was due to -burns . accidentally received.
THE SUEVIC FRUIT. FEDERAL AUTHORITIES STILL SILENT. FURTHER ACTION PROBABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 9 April 1910
? THE SUEYIC 'FRUIT. '.. ? «Cii ? '_ FEDERAL AUTHORITIES . ' STILL SILENT. FURTHER ACTION PROBABLE. , The same inexplicable silence observed by the Federal authori ties f6r the past fortnight con cerning -the trouble over the Suevic fruit shipments si.ill pre vails. It was ascertained yester day that the position is still un changed. The Government has not yet received the information they require from- the State Collector of Customs. He is dumb on the matter because ' he has not received the authority of the Comptroller-General' * to breathe a word, regarding it. Wb?en asked by the writer yesterday to state his objection to giving the details about the fruit shipped, that the Govern ment are asking for, he said he dare not comply with the request without an. instruction to do so from the. Comptroller General. He is not prepared to take upon himself the responsibility of di vulging anything believing it would be unfair to single out any shippers or brands. ' Why' said Mr Barnard ' i...