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THE BUSH FIRES. IN VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, February 3. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
THE BUSH FIRES. IN VICTORIA. MELBOURNE. February 3. Rather startling developments have occurred in connection with the South Gippsland fire. The police are in pos session of information showing that two of the outbreaks were the result of incendiarism. Detectives have pro ceeded to the Bcene to get farther evidence with a view to instituting prosecutions. SuspicioaB circumstances are also connected with the Neerin outbreak, which caused snch immense damage. A report has been received that one settler set fire to his own home. ISewB from Avoca states that the bnsh fire which broke ont in the Elm hurst district is still burning and has come within foar miles of Warrenang. The loss of homes was as follows : Around Foster, Toora, and Welshpool, 46: Yarram, 18 , Daylesford, 24; Fumina and Beech Forest, 7; Apollo Bay, 4; Jindivick, 3 ; Waxden Sonth, 3; Gembrook, Ararat, and Lai Lai, 2; Leongatha, 1. This makes a grand total of over 100. The Lord Mayor's bush fire relief fund, supplemented...
Cablegrams. HOME POLITICS. LONDON, February 3. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
Cablegrams. ? HOME POLITICS. LONDON, February 3. The Duke of Devonshire proposes to form in the House of Lords a third party which shall consist of Unionist and free trade peers. February 5. The Times, referring to the leader ship of the Unionist party, says that although Mr. Balfour and Mr. Cham berlain are unable to arrive at a full political agreement, they remain friends, and there is not the slightest personal competition. Mr. Chamber lain wishes his scheme of tariff reform to be made the main plank in the Unionist platform, and those who do not regard it as snch he 'will no longer regard as members of the party. If Mr. Balfour will accept this view of the situation, he (Mr. .Chamberlain) will prove a loyal lieutenant. If, on the other hand, Mr. Balfonr is unable , to modify his attitude, then Mr. Chamberlain will form a wholly separate party, composed of tariff reformers, under his own leadership. Mr. Chamberlain, adds the Times, is willing to serve under Mr. Long, ex Chief Se...
GENERAL ITEMS. PERTH, February 7. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
GENERAL ITEMS. PEKTH, February 7. j The G.M.b. Fnedncn der UroBse arrived yesterday and brought 50 immigrants, mostly foreigners. Mr. Martin, the immigration officer, ex amined them and refused them ad mittance. The second match between West and South Australia, which com menced at Fremantle on Saturday, was concluded yesterday and resulted in a draw. The visitors left by the mail boat last night. At a public meeting held in Gool gardie it was decided to erect a hand some fountain in the town hall garden, Coolgardie, to the memory of Mrs. Mercy Gregory, who was recently murdered in'Sydney. As the result of a fall down a well at Leederville yesterday, a man named Edison sustained a compound fracture of both legs just above the ankles, a fracture of the right thigh, and several nasty contusions about the cheBt. February 9. Last night a man named Yates was found lying in the middle of the inter section of Pier and Moore streets. Yates, who was semi-conscious, bore nnmistakeable evidenc...
WEST AUSTRALIAN WOOL. PRICES REALISED IN LONDON. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
WEST AUSTRALIAN WOOL. PRICES REALISED IN LONDON. Sold by Messrs. Da Crog, Doxat & Co., December 6: HT/Towera: Grse, 18 2nd com, 2 Id.; 36 do., do., 10£d.; 4 3rd do., lOd.; 13 do., do., 9£d.; 10 backs, 9|d.; 12 pes, 9|d. j 7 belly do. 8d.; 5 lambs. lOd. Wogoola/C: 21 grse, 1st com, lid.; 9 do., lOd. SLB: Grse, 18 tat com, ll£d. j 10 2nd do., lid.; 4 necks, lid.; 10 brkn, 10|d.; 4 bellies, 8|d.; 4 A, 8£d.; 35 E, 8d.; 28 brkn, 9d.; 4 1st pes, 8|d. Wandagee: Grse, 92 1st com, lOd.; 35 do., do., 9&d&lt;; 6 2nd do.f 9£d.; 6 do., 8JtL; 8 Br, 8|d.; 12 necks, 9Jd.; 14 1st pc6, 8$d.; 13 belly do., 7§d.; 9 2nd do., 7d.; 6 lambs, 9d. CC&S : 17 grse let com, lOd.; 30 do., do., 9Jd.; 17 do., do , 9d. KPC: Grse, 79 1st com, 9Jd.; 51 do., do., 9i.; 56 2nd. do., 9d.; 36 do., do., 9|d.; 4 do., do., 8d.; 53 1st pes H, 8Jd.; 9 2nd do., 63d.; 19 bellies, &lt;5|d.; 10 lambs. 8d.; 48 ecrd 1st pes, 17H-; 28 2nd do., 14d. ; 23 do., do., 13d. JHG/KPc in square: Grse. 1...
BANGEMALL NOTES. ALLUVIAL GOLD. DEATHS IN THE BUSH. (FROM A CORRESPONDENT). [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
BANGEMALL NOTES. » ALLUVIAL GOLD. DEATHS IK THE BUSH. ("FJIOM A. COBRESPONDENTV Since I last wrote I have heard of one party who for some time have been drop ping on dabs of from 12 ozs. downwards in the claim they have been working. When this information leaked ont another party commenced operations below them and got a half ounce piece, besides some fine gold where they bottomed. They have not had time to thoroughly try whether the run continues. This gold is being got about 203 yards down from the bar in what diggers who know B&ngemali call the Prospectors' Gully, to the right of the shallow channel that runs down to the Government well. The ground here is about five feet deep. There is a chance of this gold continuing down the flat, in which case it might torn out a big thing. If it were anywhere else save in Bangema.il I would expect it to do so, but in Bangem all it is hard to say what might occur. Two sad deaths from thirst took place about fifty miles above Mt. Augus...
IN TASMANIA. HoBART, February 5. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
IN TASMANIA. | Hobart, February 5. ] Bash fires have done much damage in tbe viciuity of the saw mills at Hastings. Mills, tramlines, and bridges were destroyed. Some mills were saved with great difficulty. The fires are still raging, but the weather is cooler. Nine workmen's cottages at Catamaran were destroyed, and the township of Hytlie had a narrow escape from destraction.
STOCK AND STATION NEWS. [Items of news intended for publication In this column will be gladly received.] [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
STOCK AND STATION NEWS. [Items of news intended for publication In this column will be gbdlf received.] The following quantities of rain were recorded at the undermentioned places for the week ending Thursday:-Wyndham 62 points, Fitzroy 255, Derby 32, Broome 131, La Grange 29, Marble Bar 19, Port Hedland 1. Messrs. Dalgety & Co. report:-Daring the past week we have received consign ments of wool from Messrs. T. Binning and C. Fane, and of kangaroo skins from Messrs. C. Collins, D. Phillips, and McEwaa and Wooley, all to be forwarded to our Fremantle office to be disposed of in the usual way. Per the schooner Beacue we received from Messrs. French Biob. & Co., Point Cloates, 19 bales of wool for ship ment to London. Messrs. Snook & Waldeck Lave imported three young Shorthorn bulls, of the famous Angas breed, for their Wooramel station. The animals arrived from Fremantle on Saturday. Five thoroughbreds for Brick House station arrived from Fremantle by the 6.6. ...
SPORTING. W.A.T.C. MEETING. PERTH, February 5. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 10 February 1906
SPORTING. W.A.T.C. MEETING. Pbrth, Febraai7 5. The following were the results of Satur day's racing: Cottesloe Hurdles. 1 mile 7 furlong's. Lochfield... ... 1 Best Man 2 Manilla 3 Time, 3 min. 41 3-Sth sec. Bayswater Handicap, 7 furlongs. Man o' War 1 Hurley Barley ... ... ... 2 Smith 3 Time, 1 mill. 30 sec. Hopetonn Handicap, 6 furlongs. Bosie 1 Spinder ... ... 2 Woodpecker 3 Time, 1 min. 24 sec. February Handicap, li miles. Gerardy 1 Try Again ... ... ... 2 May King 3 Won easily by four lengths. Time, 2 min. 12 3-5th sec. City Handicap, 6 furlongs. Man o' War ... ... ... 1 Perplex ... ... 2 T.M.S 3 Time, 1 rain. 16 sec. Lawley Handicap, one mile. Circulus ... ... 1 Soldene 2 J The Pariah 3 | Time, 1 min. 46 sec.
A BOLD ROBBERY. PERTH, February 12. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 February 1906
A BOLD ROBBERY. PERTH, February 12. j A robbery of a particularly daring character is reported to have taken place yesterday afternoon from a house at Fremantle. It is said that a man went to the house on some pre text or other and seeing a purse on the table picked it np and ran ont while the woman who occnpied the place was temporarily absent. She followed and a hue and cry was raised, with the result that the man, who gave the name of Andrews, was arrested. The owner of the pane followed the man down Essex-street, along Marine Parade, where he was seen to throw away the purse, which was recovered.
ALLEGED CANNIBALISM ON THE EASTERN GOLDFIELDS. PERTH, February 12. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 February 1906
ALLEGED CANNIBALISM ON THE EASTERN GOLDFIELDS. PERTH, February 12. j In an interview which the half caste native Harris had with the Premier on Friday in connection with the alleged cannibalism by natives on the North-Eastern Goldfields, Harris stated he was misrepresented in the report which appeared in the news papers on the previous day. Harris said he had known one or two cases in which half-castes had been eaten, and believed from what he had heard other cases of cannibalism had oc curred. He wished to impress npon the Premier that unless the natives were afforded assistance such cases might occur again. He certainly had not desired to convey the impression the ' newspapers had made of it. He. did not wish to convey the idea that at the present time the native children were being eaten three times a day. The Premier said he would fcave inquiries made into the matter at once.
SOUTHERN NEWS. LEPROSY—MISTAKEN AND REAL. PERTH, February 12. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 February 1906
SOUTHERN NEWS. -?-: LEPROSY-MISTAKEN AOT) REAL. FJSBTH, .February 12. | A few days ago it was reported at Fremantle that a Chinaman residing in the vicinity of Bibra Lake "was suffering from leprosy. Dr. Paget drove out to the lake to ascertain whether there was any truth in the report. Alter a good deal of trouble he discovered a man named Ah Tong, who at first glance appeared to be suffering from the dread disease. On examination, however, he was found to be suffering from eczema. Ah Tong is stated to hare suffered from the complaint for ten years. The death has taken place at the Quarantine Station, Woodman's Point, of James Higgins, who for the past three years has been at the Quarantine Station suffering from tubercular leprosy. The unfortunate man, who was a native of Ireland, lived for many years at Guildford, from where he was removed to Wood man's Point. He left a widow and several children, all of whom reside at Gnildford. On Sunday morning a fire broke out in a four-roome...
NEW ZEALAND. AUCKLAND, February 9. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 February 1906
NEW ZEALAND. | ' AUCKLAND, February 9. Apparently a deliberate attempt was made to-day to "wreck an express train journeying from Invercargiil to Wellington. The promptitude of the driver in palling' up prevented the train from, being thrown off the rails. February 14. Another attempt to recover treasure from the wreck of the Eiingamite at Three Kings Island has been unsuc cessful. A diver fonnd that all traces of the steamer with the exception of the heavier portions of machinery had totally disappeared. February 15. For the New Zealand 4 per cent, loan of £50,000 (£500,000 ?) tenders for which opened at the offices of the Bank of New Zealand in Melbourne and Sydney to-day, £841,300 was subscribed.
QUEENSLAND. BRISBANE, February 14. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 February 1906
QUEENSLAND. BRISBANE, Febrnary 14. j A heavy thunderstorm, accompanied by a high wind, occurred at Long Reach on Monday night. Its full force was felt at the hospital, where several verandahB were unroofed and wards damaged. One house was com pletely wrecked and numbers of others .were unroofed. Daring the floods following the storm there were con siderable losses of sheep. On Wood lands, in the Long Beach district, 600 were drowned. Markrea lost 400 and Talleyrand 1,000. Alfred Edge was killed by lightning near Long Beach to-day, and his brother was injared by the same shock.
The Northern Times. PASTORAL, MINING AND PEARLING NEWS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1906. THE ABORIGINES ACT, 1905. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 February 1906
The PASTORAL, MINING AND PEARLING NEWS. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1906. THE ABORIGINES ACT, 1905. THE present Parliament!, and especially the Ministers responsible for its draft ing, deserve credit for the new Aborigines Act, which now only awaits the Royal assent to become law. It would be too much to expect a complete solution of all the knotty points which beset the treatment and employment of our aborigines, but tbe Act under review is certainly a great improvement on preceding measures dealing with the same sub ject. Heretofore it has been admitted that certain abuses existed, but owing to the absence of proper legal machin ery it was difficult and in some cases impossible to adopt remedial measures. The Act of 1905, however, deals with some of these abuses, and providing its provisions are strictly enforced less opportunity should be afforded for strictures concerning the treat- i ment of onr aboriginals. Space will! not allow of our commenting at length J on the new features of ...
TASMANIA. LAUNCESTON, February 14. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 February 1906
TASMA3TIA. Lautsceston, February 14. Indignation has been expressed here j at the incident reported to have oc- j curred in connection with the desire 1 of a coloured resident of Mathinna, Tasmania, named Robert Williams, a mineralogist, to remove io Western Australia to take np a position on a mine there. It is claimed that Western Australia has a Mining Act with pro visions which if stringently imposed would Bhut oat from the State many residents of the Eastern States of the Commonwealth. Under the Federal Immigration Restriction Act persons of colour are permitted to travel from State to State, bat the Western Aus tralian mining law gives power to ex clude persons of coloar. Under this law Williams, who was born in the West Indies of South African parent age, and who has resided in Tasmania for thirty years and therefore claims to be a British subject, has been re fused permission to land, and he is therefore nnable to falfil the duties of his important position. PERTH, February ...
VICTORIA. MELBOURNE, February 9. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 February 1906
VICTORIA. Melboobne, February 9. The Victorian conversion loan of £1,600,000 was successfully floated locally to-day. February 11. A bust fire of considerable dimen sions is raging in the Baramgambie Ranges, and appears to be threaten ing Mt. Pilot and Beechworth. Abont 400 acres of grass hare been burned at Linton. At Dunkely a fire was caused by lightning, bnt was ex tinguished before much harm was done. Two lads passed a spnrious half sovereign on a stationer at Ballarat last night. They entered the shop and said, "There's a half-sovereign, give us a sixpenny mouth organ." The proprietor handed over the article arith nine shillings and sixpence change. As soon as lie handled the alleged half sovereign he saw it was a fraud, and running around the counter tried to follow the boys, but. they had disappeared. The alleged coin was a piece of tin gilded with the words " Victoria Regina " on one side and " Keep Your Temper " oh the other. A tramway accident occurred late on Friday nigh...
ROEBOURNE NEWS. ROEBOURNE, February 9. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 February 1906
BOEBOURNE NEWS. Eobboubnb, February 9. The weather for the past month has been intensely hot. Old residents are of opinion that this iB the hottest summer since '98. Banks of clouds come ap in the most tan talising manner, only to disappear just as the local weather prophet has assured ue in the most oracular manner, that " We are going to have it." Indeed, the way in which the rain iB holding off is caaeing some uneasiness. There is very little to chronicle of any interest. The Progress League are vigour onsly endeavouring to get a newspaper started here, for which purpose they have been in communication with Mr. King, of Marble Bar. Meantime another Richmond has appeared in the field in the person of a Mr. Barker, who has made a definite, offer to start within a month if guaranteed advertisements to the extent of .£250. It is thought that this gentleman's offer may be accepted. That energetic body (the Progress Association) have also communi cated with Dr. Hicks asking that the pl...
INTER-STATE NEWS. NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, February 9. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 February 1906
INTER-STATE NEWS. . NEW SOUTH WALES. SYDNEY, February 9. The alleged finding of planB of the fortifications of Sydney harbour in j the luggage of a Japanese at Goode j Island proved to be unfounded. The papers were found to be harmless. At the conclusion of the inqnest to [ night concerning the death of Mrs. t Mercy Gregory, a verdict of wilful murder was returned against Quinlan, who was committed for trial at next month's central criminal court. February 11. Henry Warland was fishing from the rocks at Blue Fish Point, Manly, to-day, when he was swept off by a wave and drowned in the presence of his son, who narrowly escaped shar ing the fate of his father. There was a scene of great excite ment in King-street, Newtown, this morning, when the savage instincts of a South Sea Islander named Taana asserted themselves. After killing one police constable and wounding another Tauna. committed suicide by blowing his brains oat with a revol ver. February 13. The Attorney-General received t...
STOCK AND STATION NEWS. [Items of news intended for publication in this column will be gladly received.] [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 February 1906
STOCK AND STATION NEWS. [Item* of aews intended for publication in thil coluaan will be gl*dlj received.] A. cable from London, dated February 9, states: " At yesterday's sales of sheep skins 3,880 bales were offered and sold. There was a full attendance and good competition. Clothings and merino combings -were from par to id. dearer, fine j crossbreds £d. and coarse crossbreds £d. dearer." The racehorse Bridegroom has been pur chased for .£200 by Mr. F. A. Bart, of j Tar die station, Asbburton, where he will be used as a Btation sire. Mr. and Mrs. P. Ryan, of Jimba Jimba station, left by the s.s. Saltan on a holiday trip to the Eastern States and possibly New Zealand. The mob of 4,000 ewes from Clifton i Downs station, which were shipped south by the s.s. Paroo, averaged on the station 47 lb. 14 oz. Considering the time of the 1 year and the size of the mob, this is a particularly good average. Reports from inland stations show that the rammer has been a particularly warm one. The ...
GENERAL NEWS. LONDON, February 9. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Times — 17 February 1906
GENERAL NEWS. LONDON, February 9. | A serious strike and riots attended I by loss of life are reported from Anto fagasta, a seaport of the South American republic of Chili. The. I strikers are employees of tbe English owned railway connecting Chili with Bolivia. One hundred persons were killed during tbe riots. Chilian troops bare been sent to the disturbed centre. Drs. Gehrs and Mnlhouse and an other Alpine climber, who were accom panied by guides, recently bad a sen sational experience. They were caught in a glacial hurricane while ascending the Stahlhorn. All the members of the party were blown from the track and suspended over a 4,000 ft. preci pice, the rope to which they were attached alone saving them. February 10. . Owing to the rise in the price of leather several thousand boot and shoe manufacturers and retailers are forming an association with the object of increasing the price of boots and shoes. February 13. A German farmer named Schaeffer, residing near Cape Town, was ...