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The northern times. PASTORAL, MINING AND PEARLING NEWS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3,1906. ARTESIAN WELLS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 February 1906
The Jtirrtfyfrn ®JHWS. PASTORAL, MINING ass Pearling Nbws. SATCJBDAY, FEBEUAEY 3,1906. ABTESIAJff WELLS. BKPORTS from the Kimberley districts show that op to a week or two back the outlook lor the gastoralists in that gttittion of th^SteJe wa^a .grare one owing to"' th& extremely efry season experienced. Cattle were stated to have died in hundreds round many of the dried-up water holes of the rivers, and nowthat the long expected down-pour has occurred, it is probable farther mortality will be recorded owing to the 'weakness of the cattle. It is evident that if we wish to develop the pastoral industry to the fullest extent possible artificial means will have to be resorted to to supplement the natural water supply. Of these the provision of artesian wells is undoubtedly the best. Their success as a factor in the stocking of country has been amply exemplified in Queensland and New South Wales, and even in the Carnarvon district the bores already put down are prov ing of inest...
REVENUE RETURNS. PERTH, Febrary 2. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 February 1906
REVENUE RETURNS. | . PERTH, Febrnary 2. The revenue and expenditure re tarns for January were issued yester day by. the Under-Treasurer. In com mon with the preceding month the revenue was again in excess of the £xpenditnre, this time to the amount of £41,948._ The revenue last month wSs £330,066, an increase as compared with January, 1905, of £36,954. The principal improvements were Com monwealth collections, dividend duties, licenses, stamp revenue, railways, and State batteries. The totalizator tax appears for the first time with a con' tribution to the revenue of £2,135. The deficit, which was £65,973 at the end *)f December last, has been re duced to £84,025.
ITEMS. PERTH. January 31. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 February 1906
ITEMS. PERTH. Januarr 31. Mr. Connolly lias received telegraphic information to the effect that Czarevitch had landed in Melbourne in good condition. The Perth Cap winner IB now at work under the direction of Hickenbotham at Flemington. THE YAHTKABEDDT SHOOTING CASE. It is expected that the charge of murder preferred against John Fleming in connec tion -with the death of James Lonton will be heard at the local police court this morning.
Cablegrams. HOME POLITICS. THE GENERAL ELECTIONS. LONDON, January 26. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 February 1906
Cablegrams. .--? HOME POLITICS. THE GENERAL ELECTIONS. LONDON, January 26. The state of parties now stands as follows: Liberals ... ... 338 Unionists ... ... 141 Nationalists ... ... 81 Labourites ... ... 50 One of the Unionist members for London City has offered to resign his seat in favour of Mr. Balfour. The ex-Prime Minister has accepted the offer on public grounds. It is con fti^red unlikely that Mr. Balfour will b?opposed. A strong fight is being made against the ex Chief Secretary for Ireland (Mr. W. H. Long) who was defeated for Bristol South and is now a candi date for Dublin South. January 28. After the poll had closed in connec tion with the election for Galway North and before the result was kno wn by the returning officer, Mr. Higgins (the Nationalist candidate) died sud denly from heart failure. Not a single Unionist has been elected for Wales. A thousand female cotton operatives _ ^ in the Blackbnrn district of Lanca shire have withdrawn from their union as a protest ...
IN TASMANIA. HOBART, January 31. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 February 1906
TASMANIA. HOBAET, January 31. Bush fires are active in nearly every locality from the Huon district away to Fingal and Mathinna. Thus far reports of no serious damage to property are to hand from any other than Long Bay, bnt crops are jeopardised. Fatigue parties have been sent to Mt. Wellington to stay the damage there to Fern Tree, where it is feared houses and property are endangered. The Mt. Nelson Signal Station is threatened by fires, which are raging dangerously close. Police and sailors have gone to the rescue. A report from Long Bay states that the school, church, and dwellings have been burnt, and the people are camped on the beach. To-night the wind changed, and the atmosphere became quite chilly. Februaiy 1. To-day's fires have all been checked, but news of yesterday's ravages tells of many small settlers in the Hnon district being practically rnined."Most of the strawberry and raspberry crops have been destroyed. The apples were much injured, and many farm buildings wer...
MUNICIPAL. CARNARVON. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 February 1906
MUNICIPAL. ? CARNARVON. The regular fortnightly meeting of the Carnarvon Municipal Council was held on Tuesday, there being present Crs. Angelo ("who, owing to the absence of the Mayor, was voted to the chair), J. H. Mansfield, G. A. Atkin son, and H. G. Lefroy. The minutes of the previous meet ing were read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. The only correspondence read was a telegram from Mr. W. J. Butcher, M.L.A., stating that he had already written to the Mayor on the subject of an additional car for the local tramline, for the supply of which orders had already been issued. I On the motion of Or. Mansfield, seconded by Cr. Atkinson, it was de cided to thank Mr. Butcher for his attention to the matter. The town clerk stated that at the last meeting he was instructed to wire to Mr. Isdell inviting the Parliamen tary party on board the s.s. Charon to inspect the town. This he had been unable to do, owing to the tele graph line being down at the time. Cr. Lefroy said the Mayor had writ...
SERIOUS BUSH FIRES. IN VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, January 26. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 February 1906
SERIOUS BUSH FIRES. IN VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, January 26. Farther distressing pictures are to hand regarding the Victorian bush fires, although no farther loss of life has to be recorded. There were several cases .of almost miraculous escapes. In bne case six yoang men took refage from the flames in a dam. Owing to the fearful nervous strain to which they were subjected one of them went out of his mind and endeavoured to cat his throat with a knife, but his companions succeeded in taking the weapon from him before he was able to accomplish his purpose. The experience of Mrs. Singleton was a thrilling one. She was drying clothes thirty yards away from her house when the building, within which were her children, caught fire. She rushed in just in time to save them, the roof crashing down amid a shower of sparks as she rescued her last one. In the vicinity a team of bullocks was roasted to death. A courageous act was performed by J. A. Waters, who at the risk of his life ran a mile throu...
SHIPPING. PORT OF CARNARVON. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 3 February 1906
SHIPPING. POET OF CARNARVON. ASBITAXS. January 30.-Paroo, s.s., A. Mills master, from Singapore, via porta. Passengers to Fremantle:-From Singapore: Mrs. Bo ti ger, F. Barreymore . from Sourabaya: Mr. Moore; from Broome: Mrs. W. Armitage, Mrs. Archer and two children, Mr. and Mrs. Stanbury and infants. Miss H. Harry, Messrs. T. Glasgow, A. G. Taylor, G. H. Boe, P. Sew ell, O. W. Blackmail; from Port Hedland: Mrs. T. A. Hardie, Mrs. Glen, Misses Hall and Crowe, Ber. Bacha nan, Messrs P. C. Riches, B. L. Hayes, J. B. Hayes, E. A. Mitchell, A. N. Manning, W. Hozzard, W. T. I vine, £. Blake, P. McMahoney, A. E. Gunjmow ; from -Cos sack: Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Maunsell, infant, norse, and maid (Mjbb O'JNeil), Mr. and Me*. Donelly and infant, Messrs. P. Boyd E. A. Hall, N. Katzrobne, E. Edwards; from Onslow: Messrs. W. H. Berry, A. Harding, Breenan, &lt;3. Holder, O.'D. Evens. Passengers for Carnarvon:-From Port Hedland: Messrs. £., W., and D. Proseer; from Onslow: Messrs. H. G. Lefroy, ...
A DARING ROBBERY. PERTH, February 7. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
A DARING ROBBERY. PERTH, Febmaiy 7. j Late last night a robbery of an ex ceptionally daring nature took place in the battery retorting house at the Golden Horseshoe mine, Kalgoorlie. At 11.30 o'clock the men engaged in the retorting room heard cries from the adjoining room. Hurriedly pro ceeding to investigate the matter, they found the watchman (Shannon) gagged and boand hand and foot, with several braises upon his face and head. Immediately on his month being freed, the watchman Btated that he had received a violent rain of blows and was suddenly overpowered by some person or persons whom he could not see. It waB then discovered that one of the retorts, fall of amalgam, had been taken by the robbers. The police were quickly on the scene, and after a couple of hours' search in the vicinity of the mine came across a heap of sand which appeared to have been freshly shovelled about. Here they unearthed the stolen retort with the contents intact. The retort, which contained gold worth ...
ALLEGED CANNIBALISM ON THE EASTERN GOLDFIELDS. PERTH, February 8. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
ALLEGED CANNIBALISM ON THE EASTERN GOLDFIELDS. PERTH. Febrnarv 8. A report regarding alleged can nibalism by natives on the North Eastern Goldfields has been received by the Protector of Aborigines, Mr. Prinsep, from a half-caste native named Harris, who has jast arrived in Perth from the I/averton district. Harris states the blacks on the Eastern Goldfields have for some time been in a starving condition, and that hanger has forced them into cannibalism. He declares the parents are killing and eating their children. Accord ing to the same informant the mining communities are aware of the pre dicament of the blacks, bat do not assist them with food. February 9. The report regarding the alleged cannibalism by natives on the north eastern goldfields is discredited by Mr. PrinBep, who states that the blacks are well fed in that district and that he does not believe the story told by Harris. Mr. Frank Hann, the well-known prospector, in a letter to the Chief Protector of Aborigines, sta...
BIG FISHING. PERTH, February 6. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
BIG FISHING. PERTH. Februarv 6. A party of gentlemen bad rather an exciting time fishing off Cottesloe Beach on Sunday afternoon. They were in an oil lannch between the fonr-mile buoy and the beach when a 3.arge stingray, measuring 7 feet froiu -wing to wing, was hauled up. The procesB of catting it np, and pro bably the blood from the fish mingling with the water, attracted a number of shaifks, and in a few minutes two, measuring 6 feet and 7 feet respec tively, were caught.
LABOUR TROUBLE AT GERALADTON. PERTH, February 5. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
LABOUR TROUBLE AT GERAIiDTON. PERTH, February 5^ A mass meefcitigof,citizens washeld in Geraldton yesterday in connection with the Iabourt^bable on the rail way wharf. ThofeS' present were largely in sympathy ivith the protest against the action of the railway department in attempting to reduce the wages of casual hands. Mayor Armstrong presided, and he was accompanied on the platform by Mr. Drew, M.L.C., and Mr. Lee Sfceere, MX. A. Mr. Drew moved the follow ing resolution: "We, citizens of Geraldton, at a public meeting as sembled, respectfully protest agairist the action of the railway authorities in unreasonably reducing the rates of pay for casual labour in this district, thereby lowering the standardof living for workers in this community." Mr. Drew said that by no stretch of im agination could the present trouble be called a strike; it was purely a lock out by the railway ^authorities. The resolution was put -and carried unani mously.
BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
BUILDING IMPROVE MENTS. Mr. Chas. Skinner is giving practical testimony of bis faith in the progress of the town by the very extensive alterations he is having made to the Settlers' Hotel. We made an inspection of these on Tues day and found Mr. Norden, the contractor for the alterations, basily engaged with his staff of men. In answer to our request Mr. Norden gave us a few particulars of the improvements to the hotel now in progress and those additional ones which it is also intended to carty oat. On entering the main passage of the hotel and pass ing through the door which formerly led into the first dining room, we found this had been pulled down and a large struc ture 20 ft by 40 ft had replaced it. ThiB has been subdivided into rooms of the following dimensions: Dining room 20 ft by 18 ft, passage 4ft wide, office 6 ft by 20 ft., and private bedroom 20 ft by 10 ft. The walls of each of these rooms are 14 ft high, and numerous large fanlights cause a constant supply of fresh ai...
SOUTHERN NEWS. POST AND TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT. PERTH, February 5. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
SOUTHERN NEWS. POST AND TELEGRAPH DEPARTMENT. PEBTH, February 5. Considerable uneasiness was felt throughout the postal department when it became known that a special board of enquiry into the working of the Western Australian postal, tele graphic, and telephone departments bad been authorised. Many complaints have been made by the press and public generally concerning the work ing of these departments. It is officially stated that the inquiry was insti tuted because of the frequency of these complaints. Moreover the board was. appointed npfc by the local authorities, but by the authorities in Melbourne. As the result of the enquiries four prominent officials have been notified that their Bervices will not be farther required after a given date. The officers who have received notice to this effect are : G-. P. Stevens, electrical engineer; E. W. Snook, telegraph manager; W. A. Ii. Knox, manager of the telephone de partment; and Mrs. R. F. A. Cam ming, telephone indoor supervisor. It...
THE YANYEAREDDY SHOOTING CASE. CHABGE OF WILFUL MURDER AGAINST FLEMING. UNSUSTAINED AT THE POLICE COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
THE YANYEAREDDY SHOOTING CASE. CHABGE OP WILFUL MUBDEB . AGAINST FLEMING. UNSUSTAINED AT THE POLICE COURT. At the police court;' Carnarvon, on Satur day last, before Mr. G. D. "V". Foss, R.M., and Measra. E. H. Angelo and J. H. Mans field, J*e.P., John Fleming was charged with the wilful murder of James Lonton at Monkey's Well, Yanyeareddy station, on November 23 last. A plea of not guilty was entered. , Sergeant Smyth conducted the prosecu tion, and Mr. C. R. Ewing appeared as counsel for the defence. Samnel Cocking, a kangarooer, living at Monkey's Well, stated: I knew James Lonton, and saw him on -November 23 be tween Monkey's Well and Lefroy's about 8 in the morning. I went on to Monkey's Well, about 100 yards from my camp, and afterwards returned to my camp. John Fleming was also at the camp. He had just arrived from Onslow. I and Lonton went from the well back to the camp. 1 found half a bottle of whisky. I had a nip of whisky and each of the others had some also. When the hal...
TASMANIA. LAUNCESTON, February 3. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
TASMANIA. Xmunceston, February 3. A shocking fatality occurred in the mining town of Beaconsfield to-day. A fire broke oat m a bedroom at Mrs. Coward's house. Her little girl was enveloped in flames and her clothes burnt off. She died a few seconds afterwards in her mother's arms. A sensational occurrence has been reported. A mining man named Jack son was noticed chasing a youth named McLeod. Jackson fired two shots from a revolver at the lad and dangerously wounded him. Two detectives hurried to the scene and endeavoured to arrest Jackson, who fired two more shots and wounded one of the detectives. . Eventually Jackson was captured and placed in the lock-up. The lad McLeod, who is now in the Lannceston hospital, is believed to be sinking, and his dying depositions have b§en taken.
THE FAR NORTH. INTERVIEW WITH MR. M. P. DURACK, PERTH, February 7. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
THE FAE NORTH. INTERVIEW WITH MR. M. P. DURACK, PERTH, February 7. Mr. M. P. Dnrack, of the firm of Connor, Doherty, & Durack, the well known Nor'-West station owners, is at present on a visit to Perth. In the conrse of an interview yesterday he gave some interesting information concerning the far North and the adjoining State. Referring to the Victoria River blacks, he said they were very treacherous people, which was perhaps accounted for by the strong tinge of Malay which they have in their blood. The Macassars must have been trading there for hundreds of years, for at Port Keats are to be found Macassar trees fully 200 or 300 years old. Referring to the prospects of the East Kimberley district, Mr. Durack said he thought the prosperity of that part of the State was. pretty well assured. The best guarantee they had was the fact that so many small settlers were going there and con centrating their attention upon their own interests, consequently the pro perties were being ...
SHIPPING. PORT OF CABNABYON. ARRIVALS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
SHIPPING. POET OF CABNABYON. AaaivxiiS. Febuary 3.-Minilya, E.*., E. Bichardson master, from Fremantle. Passengers: For Carnarvon: Bishop Kelly, Nurse Davis, Messrs. Kopke, R. Bart, G. Cameron, J. Milne, Dim can, Cox, Wiikie, G. Bart, £L M. Hayard, F. Smith, Gr. Young, £>. A. Watson. For Onlow: Messrs. H. M. Parkes, McLeod, W. Single, E. Feeney. For Cossack: Mrs. Fisher and child, Messrs. J. Duffy, G. Lloyd, S. Hood, W. II. Cusack, M. Gibson ; for Port Hedland: Mrs. Wilcox and two children, Miss Cos tello, Messrs Laurenson, Priest, Parkinson, W. E. Salsbury. For Broome: Mrs. Ae cofct. Miss Campbell, Miss Derwent, Messrs.J Glover, Goodrich, Warren, Suther land. For Derby: Messrs. G. H. Thompson, Nicholson, F. Taafe, W. Peterson, P. Shenden, S. Christian, J. Kenmayk Croake, and Bell. For Singapore: Messrs. Ruther ford, S. Smith, Doak, J. E. Clark, W. H. Turner, Loutit, Atham. Febuary 3.-Tyrian s.s., P. C. Harrell master, from Fremantle via Sharks Bay. Passengers:-For Carnarvon: Rev...
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, February 4. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ADELAIDE, February 4. I The Port Keats - blacks Donah and ; Combat were brought before the Port I Darwin police court on Saturday and committed to stan4 .their trial for the murder of Bradebaw. Bobby, the native who gave tlbe first intimation of the crime, was ;the principal witness called. His statement was given clearly, and practically confirmed his ! original story. He explained several matters not previously understood. February 6. A fire broke out this afternoon in the Dock Company's cargo sheds at Port Adelaide. The sheds contained at the time of the outbreak 25 tons of nitrate of soda and 400 tons of bar iron. Iu a few minutes the premises were a seething mass of flames. In about an hour the firemen had the fire under control, but not before a large portion of the sheds and a small sec tion of the wharf were destroyed. The damage is estimated at £1,000.