September 1908 will be the last update to this page.
Queenslanders would do well to note these facts. At the present moment there are 137 candidates out stumping this good country from the Pacific Ocean to the border, talking tons to the square inch as to how the country should be governed. Now, if every one of these orators were to allow one half-hour in all their addresses to educate the people up to the point of consuming the goods manufactured in Queensland, their own country (especially REFEREE, the locally made tobacco), they would be doing a dead certain good to the people. They would only have to demonstrate the fact that Queenslanders are sending away from Queensland every year £ 5,500,000, the yearly smoke bill, every penny of which would be retained as a result of this half-hour's help, and Queensland would be saved from the fate of being a dependency of Melbourne and Sydney through the people standing up for the goods made in their own country, by their own people. Then these 137 men could honestly say they had done good to Queensland, as the £ 5,500,000 would be spent in smoking REFEREE, the local tobacco, and no other.
Yours truly, QUEENSLANDER.
Brisbane Courier Mail, 3 February 1908, p.7
It was at the expense of Justice Owen, just retired from the N.S.W. Bench, that Julian Salomons got off one of his acrid remarks. Salomons was going to argue a matter before the Full Court, and an attendant staggered in with a barrow-load of books, which he set out in front of the K.C. "What, S'Julian! Going to quote from all those?" said Owen, pleasantly. "Not if you Honor knows the law," answered the privileged freelance, just as pleasantly. But, though there was pleasantness all round, the subject was allowed to drop suddenly.
The Bulletin, 20 February 1908, p.18
WANTED TO BUY
A.-Old jewellery, teeth of all kinds; best price; parcels received. Payment of P.O. order same day. A Mitchell, 179 Russell street, city.
The Melbourne Herald, 7 January 1908, p.5
BENDIGO GOLD STEALERS
A bitter controversy is raging in the Bendigo press concerning the Rev. Worrall's remarks on the gold stealing question. A leading member of the Miners' Association has taken an active part in the controversy, and in his last letter challenges the clergyman to fight under Marquis of Queensberry rules for L100 a-side and gate money; the whole of the money to be handed to the Watson Fund started in the city today.
Mt Magnet Miner and Lennonville Leader, 4 January 1908, p.4
According to the City Court representative of the Melbourne Total Abstinence Society, the new method of dealing with persons charged with drunkenness by allowing an offender a chance after he had signed the pledge was working well. Since October 1, when the system was adopted, 750 persons had signed the pledge, and only 121 had broken it. "That shows that some good is being effected by the system," said Mr Creswell, P.M., who thought it a far better method than that of sending the offenders to gaol.
Mt Magnet Miner and Lennonville Leader, 4 January 1908, p.5