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DISASTROUS HEAT WAVE A TRAIL OF BUSH FIRES. Sydney, Jan. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
FISASTROUS HEAT WAVE A TRAIL OF BUSHI FIRES. Sydney, Jan. 9. A heat wave. which extends over the whole State, has been accom panied by numerous bush fires. At Tottenham, a fire sprea.d over an area e.ghIt miles long. and four miles wide. It ii still burning. An outbreak near Arundel destroyed thousands of acrces of crops aid grass, one farmer a'one loming 1200 acres of standing crop., iMore than 100 men are still fighting. the fire. Near Forbes miles of grays coun try and several hundred acres -f crop,. and many miles of netting fences were also destroyed. The highest temperatures for the season Were recorded on Monday, when Bourke registered i 15 ' de grees, Whitecliffs and Wiloannia S112 ca ,r entworth 1i2.
FIXING THE PRICE OF BOOTS Melbourne, Jan. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
FIxING THE PRICE OF BOOTS " Meltourn , Jan. 9. Mr. R. Oviugton, the Commo- I wealth :Prices Commissioner, met a number of boot manufacturers and retailers at his offices, Queen's House, this morning, and explained the scope of his inquiry into the prices of boots. 'The Commissioner said that. act ing under his instructions, an expert had purchased for him a set of boots in the city and the suburbs. He desited now to receive from the manufacturers a representative set of boots and another set from the' retailers. He proposed to meet the manufacturers at 10 a.m. on Thurs day and the retailers an hour later. He would then ask the representa I tives of the manufacturers and the retailers to meet his expert with a1 view to selecting a standard set of boots for thel purpose of fixing prices. .He would secure invoices and. manufacturers' cost sheets, and' every consideration would. be given to interest 'on' capital, plant build ings, and so, forth before the sell ing rate was determined. I...
GREAT BOULDER PERSEVERANCE G.M. CO. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
'GREAT IOUhLDER PERSEVEA ANMCE "DG.. CO. Last month the Great Boulder iPerseverance, trealted 13,047 tons for - a yield 'valued at £1.71408. Expendi ture amonted to £15,434. -Following are details of ton nage, , revenue and expenditure sineme eJanuar,, 1915: . Tons. Value.Expdtre. JA.1. . . 19,836 17,768 19,056 Feb; .. m., - 19,033 .19.319 17,656 Mar .. ..? . 21.393 20.695f 19.901 Apl. :.,. 90,823 21993 -I,374 May .. .... 19 562 21.357 18.809 June .. , ,.. 2+0,827 23,526 20,0D5 July ......... ..0,679 S.0604 19.980 Aug. .: ...... 20.491 . 20.790 19,936 sept. ........ 2,0, 03 1 .09.944 19,967 Oct. .. ... .... 9.907 20,079 19.880 Nov ...... ... 20.342 2Q,296 10,858 Dec. ..... .16,02 -19.905 .10,828 1916. Jan. ... ... ... .,388 6,980 - •eb. .. ...... 14.369 18,748 15,627 March ...... 18.585 -2.104. 19,317 April ... .. 8.046 18,026, 18,624 Map ...... ... 19,587 18,329" 19,896 .June ... .. 19,175 .22,112 19.827 July..... .... 17,654 186,300 18.512 Aug........... 16377 18.014 17,771 Sept. ...
STATE BATTERIES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
STATE BATTERIES. The following is a list of crush ings at the State batteries for the i week ended January 6: Black Range.--Black Range Pin-i nacles, 48 tons for 29 oz. 9 dwt. ; Nancy Reward, 70otons for 175 oz. 17 dwt.; Jumbo G.M.,. 40 tons for 191 oz. 1 dwt.. Meekatharra. - Queenhills, 107 tons for 0 oz.; P.A,, 11 tons for.9 oz 1 dwt. ; P.A., 10 tons fog 8 oz.; .Havelock, 55 tons for 16 oz. 12 dwt. Mulline.-P.A. 444U, 9 tons Tor 7 oz. 14 dwts ; Young Australia (tribe), 551 ±tons for 87 oz. 9 dwt.; P.A. 431U, 35* tons for 37 oz. 9 dwt. ; Lady Gladys, 10 tons for 3 oz. 18 dw. ;' P.A. 444Uh, 10 tons 'for 5 oz. ,7 dwt. Ora Banda.-P.A. '10, 411 tons i 'or' 13 oz. 14 Sdwt. Blie Streak, 241 toins for 10 o0. 2 wt. . Wiluna. `-- -GWalit COpnsolidated rib.), 2941 tons-; *tItol, ' 25 toni or 430 os. de
SOUTH KALGURLI CONSOLIDATED. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
SOUTH KALGUIILI CUO - SOLDDATED. The South oKalgurli treated 9331 tons last mlQnth for :a yield valued at £9637. Working expenses amount ed to £9770. Following is a summary of re. ?venue, 'expenditure and profits since J.anuary, 1915: Tons Rev. t. . Pr, Jan.. ... 9,840 12,006 10,073'1.933 Feb. .. 9,172 11.497 9.407 2.090 Mar... 9,879 12;454110,176 2.278 April .. 9,658 12,387 9,910 2.477 May . .. 9,805 12,410. 9,916 2,494 June .. 9,630 12.387 _988 2.399,: Jul- ..: 10.113 12,750,10,704 2,048 Aug. ,... 10,129 12,618 10:356 2.262 Sept. ... 9,68 12.86B 10,107 2,259 Oct. ... 10.198 12,675 10,533 2,124 Nov. .. 9.976 '12,619 10,485 2;134 Dec. ... 10,022 12.342 10.269 2.073 1916 Jan.... ... 8,059 10.s14 8;657 1,657 Feb. ... 9.627 11;916 9.915 2,001 Mar. ... 10,105. 2,552 10,522 2,030 An ril ... 99,36 12.270 10.230 2,040 May ... 10,051 12,516 10,701 1815 June ..... 9.734 12;211 10,518 1.693 July. ... 10,000 411,560 10,558 1,002 Aug. ... ,0o24 7,957 .8;945 - Sep.. ... 8,133 10,340 9,693 '47 Oc...
SUNS OF GWALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
* During December the Sons of Gwalia treated 12,940 tons 'fora yield valued at £19.474. Expenditure totalled £14;440. leaving a surplus of £5304. *The following return sliows the Sons .of Gwalia's revenue, e~xpendi t: "e and profit . aince January. 1915:-- Rev. . Exp. Prof. £E .Q 1915 Jan. ....... 21,361 14,216 7,145 Feb. ...... 19,415 13,781 5,634 Mar. ....... 21,401 15.438 5.963 Apl..... .. 21,467 15.513 5.954 May.. ., .. 21,331 15.056 .6.275 June.. .. .. 20.311 14.914 5.397 July... ...... '20.734 .15:659 5;075 Aug. ....... 20.639 15,533. 5,106 Sept. ......, 19.965. 44.624 5,341 'Oct. ...... 20.731 16.:338 5,393 N?ov. .. ... 20,173 -14,961 5,212 Dec. .. .... 21.032 14.879. 6.153 1916. Jan. ... .... 20,727 16,384 5,343 Feb. ...... 19.428 14,333 5,105 Mar. .... ... 13,727 11,973 .1,754 Apl .... ... 19.826 14.609 5,217 May ... ...... 20.73'4 14.542 6,192 June... ... ... 17,480 . 14,055 3,425 July... ... ..21.,528 14,741 6,785 Aug. . ...... 20:287 15,187 5.100 Sept. ... 18,912 15,228 ...
IRON AND STEEL WORKERS Sydney, Jan. 12. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
IRON AND STEEL WORKEIS Syd iey, Jan. 18. Mr. A. A. Rankin, representing the Broken ,Hill Proprietary (o,. brought under th9 notice of Mr Justice Edmunds, in the Industrial Court to-day, a letter from the Federated Iron Workers and Steel Wortkers' Uitnion, stating that than Senibers 6: the union lad decided snot to work on SundSays, excepting at blast Iurnaoes. . Mr. Ranikin said the matter Fwa' urgent, as the .steel man?ft ctured was being suppTied to the Dovern menrt for munition purposes. It was absolutely essential That there should be continuous woiking. His 'Honaur : ;at h ap lication do you prouos6 to maske. `ou mnay apply or a 'cancellation of the reg istration of fihe unmion, or far an Iuinctiop restraining the .secretary and a?ny other persons. Wio .may "be taking :a prominent part from 4oing anythih?g in the nature o a strike. I thiiik thiere nust be some ihiaen :itifluene .or mative .at work. 'When 7I was in Neweasfle, :the .ne cessity for -woking on Sundays was .adnitte±...
KALGOORLIE RED CROSS SOCIETY [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
KIIL?DUoIE 119 : D3iROS DIOIETY The hon. treasurer, Mr. E. R. Pleniing, adknowledges the following donations:-. Voatioim .previously shknowledg ei, t£11,852 8/7; employes Perse verance G.M., 25 per seetslet., £5 ; r. ir . . Smith. l/ em roes Great oe ,.r , . 12 pet cent., .24; emnIIo oes ivanhoe G.M. p(fou aysr ). .1O 1/8,; Coo-ee ni·sting Circle, gs No. ~s Olrcle, reports, 3/8 ; ýncsr utions fro the circles: Previously ahnowletged, £2867. 15111; VNo. 10o Circle, 11 11/; No. 16 (All fSaints' Girlh). 7/; No. 99, (Ida Hi), Mrs. Devlin's. sewing Mlass 35/, Ida HI. children es V+Ortmas txe £1 10/ Nurse Thomas -2 Mrs., Rule 9/, .mrdle :1 15/--.£4 11/6; No. 36, £1 v/,; 'o. t7, #1 '1f o . 38 (4iulong), :2 32/1 1? . ? l1 (eria0, p ro. •ceds of hrhist~er, r les, etc., Theld -on ehristmas Eve, £39A 1/8s; iNo. ta , Circla -(Mudline).
DECEMBER OUTPUTS. GREAT FINGALL CONSOLIDATED. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
DECEMBER -OUTPUTS. IGREAT FINGALL CON$OLI DATED., For "the month of IDecember, the 20 head of sutaps ran £52 hours, and irushed 8305 tons -for a return of 1489' oz. Ein god vaked -a? -£6389. ,A Iarcel of sag conbaining 35 oz. of fine gold -reuiised £139; botal value of yiel4, £6478. $spenlibura tostsa-Per ton mining, :£1 8310; per ton treatment, 10/; -:per -ton genera .expenses. 2/6 pertion :rea >r ton 871; a1. wo ei pemn-(1 ;tur?. .89,?L
GREAT UNKNOWN GOLD MINE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
GREAT ¶NTKNOWN GOLD MINE. A circular has teen issued from Tht of iee of the Edna May Junction Gold Miriin. Company, stating thei the diretborm, having secured an oij-, t·on on' the: Great' Unknown. Gold Mine, 'situated at Mardea;. West Ais tralia,; instriited Mr. John .McDer mott to make an -eahhamative inspec tion, and report on -the property. Mr. MoDermodb. in.: concluding his report, which a comopanied the cir cular, remarks :--"I feel. confident you have acquired most. valuable ?noperby - in the Great Unknown leases--one -that should; with care M _management, come to the front as gold producer in the near future."
EDNA MAY CENTRAL. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
EDNA MAY CENTRAL. During December 2649 tons were treated for a yield of 1006 oz. fine gold. ivaiued at £4270. " lue re covered per ton, 32/3 Expenditure. Mining, £1230 cost per ton, 9/3.4. Treatment, £;458; cost per ton. 3/6.5. Realisation 'of bullion, £33; cost per ton, 2.9d. Total working expenses, £172iL cost per ton, 12/11.8. Development account, £965. Capital account, .£319. Total expenditure, .£3005. -
YILGARN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
YILGAItN. The Mararoa Comnpany .has made a start ,on the Bronco. A ·survey has been made of the workings, and it is estimated that it will take six weeks to strip' the shaft and make a iconnection for. air, "before any real development work "can be proceeded with. The fact of such a company as the Maararoa having started on such' a valuable property as tue' Bronco is good news for the beginning of 1917 (writes " the "Southern Cross .Times"), .and. we are confident that under the cap able .guidance of Mr." W. Hender son, 'the property will become one of -the first. importance in W.A. mining .crcles. Marie's New 'Find 'milled 33 tons for 37 oz. ' The. 'Manxman Consols milled 5 tons for 'a return. of '6 oz. The parcel was taken out of 'a 17 ft. 'level;,and there is one foot of stone in the face. Two men lbroke the 'crushing out in.three weeks. There are 80 ft. of backs arid 45 ft. to reach water level. The Consols was at one time known as ..`The Manx man South. Extended,".' and produc ...
GREAT BOULDER PROPRIETARY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
GREAT BOULDER PROPRIE TARY. The Great. Boulder .Proprietary treated, during the. pst- month, 14,599 short tons of sulphide, ore for 3639 oz. of bullion b amalgamation, and. 6806. oz. of bullion by :cyaziid ation; also treated 2972 short tons of old 4ailings for 235. oz.. of.: bul!ion. Total bullion, 10,680 oz. Ttal .es timated value of return, £39,061. Expenditure. Ore .extraction, £8684 18/8; cost per ton, 11/10;78. Ore reduction, £7423 10/2; cost per ton,, 10/2.03. General expenses, £598 12/2; cost per .ton, 9.84d... .Total :working expenses, £16,707 0/7; cost per ton, 22/10.65. Residue retreatment -expenses, £1291 ;3/8. Mine development., -£352 -15/7. . Total expenditure,- £18,350 19/10. Credit by sales, 'plant and mach inery, £668. Nett -total, £17,682. 19/10. Note.-Small return due to holi day and labout snortage.
THE NATIONAL FEDERATION Melbourne, Jan. 10. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
S TE NAATI-UN AE FEDERATIOfN . Melbourne, Jan. 10. The executive committee of the. newly-fbrmed National Federation held its .firs meeting to-day, when , consideration, was: given to the ma, 'chineiy' for lauLnchinr the new or ganisation. Mr. J. C. Watson pre ; sided, and the various. States were represented: by. the gentlemen. whose names were published this morning. Mr. J. C. Watson was. appointed chairman, and the Premier of Vic toria, Sir A. Peacock, Mr. W. Plain, M.L.A.. and Mr. Edmund Jowett, vice-chairmen; Mr. Edmund Jew ett, treasurer (pro teom)-; and Mr. J. Hume Cook, heon. general secre tary. SAfter discussion, the following platform was unanimously adopt ed: "The. purpgses, of the National Federation shall be to support and :.assist those men. and parties who are prepared to, unite upon a. com mon· platform for (1) the winning of the war and. the maintenance of Empire solidarity; (2) an effective repatriation scheme for returned' soldiers and sailors, and: their de penden...
WOMEN AT A WEDDING MAN OVERTHROWN IN A RUSH [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
WOMEN AT A WEDDING ATAN OVERTHROWN IN A RUSH ." There was an extraordinary scene on November 15. outside the Chapel Royal. St. James' Palace, at the wedding of Prince George of Batten berg and Countess Nada Torby. A great crowd of women had as sembled. When the bride left the women surged forward in a tumult uous wave. A 'press photographer who was standing with his tripod fixed was swept off his feet by the excited pack; man and camera were overthrown, :ruthlessly trampled on, and submerged by the human wave.. The ,.photographer--a rather frail man who has been rejected by the army-was badly injured in a leg and had to he sent home in a cab. All his plates were smashed. "I have heard. ajid taken hitherto with a grain of salt, stories of women's violence at bargain sa'es, but no satirist's depiction of such. scenes could exceed yesterday's ruthless exhibition (writes a corre spondent to the -'Daily.Mail"). One can only charitably imagine that all those women were carried away. by th...
TRADES HALL DISTURBANCE [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
TRADES HALL DISTUIBANCE I Mr. E. Brown, the delegate to the A.L.F., who became implicated in the rather exciting episode at the Trades Hall, on Wednesday night, he and Senator Lynch coming to. blows, explained yesterday that he acted purely in 'self-defence. and added that the Minister was en tirely to blame for what had occur red. "Senator Lynch," he said, "states that I wished to amend my charges. That is incorrect, inas much as I only asked permission to make an explanation of what trans pired at the meeting at. the Boulder Town Hall, which led to the charge being laid. The Senator, who had been~ eceived most cordially, start ed off in a very insulting manner. Delegates asked iiim to withdraw statements he made, and the chair man also asked him, but he declin ed. Then Mr. Fox moved a reso lution :that Senator Lynch be no longer heard, which the chairman refused to accept. Senator Lynch continued in his abuse for the whole of his address. Frequently he pick ed out delegates, refer...
THE KANOWNA ROAD REQUEST FOR FEDERAL GRANT. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
THE KANOWrEA EOAD RIEQIEST FOR FEDE.RAL GRANT. Messrs. C. Mor:ey (chairmean), IE. iB. irown. W. Close, Brcoke-s and Simpson (acting secretary) of the Kalgoorlie Roads Board, who were accompanied by Mr. James Oornell, M.L.C., met the Federal MinisterI for Public Works (Senator Lynch) by appointment on the spot on Wed nesday afternoon and preferred a re quest for a monetary grant for re pairing a portion of the Kanowna. 1 road said to be seriously jeopardised by the action of the trans-Australian Railway Department. The supervis ing engineer of the Kalgoorhe end (Mr.J. Darbyshire) and the direc tor of transport (Mr. J. J. Poynton) were in .:1.endance. When tihe narrow gauge wase built it connect the State railways with the trans-Australian line, drains were put in with the ultimate object of diverting the water into channels leading into the two dams the de partment proposed to construct for the purpose of conserving waters that would otherwise run to waste in rainy seasons. Before th...
GOLDFIELDS A.L.F. MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
COLDFIELIS AL.F. iMETING ' Owing to the holidays, business was unusually. brisk at Monday night's meeting of the Eastern Gold fields Council of. the A.L.F. at Bou:-/ der. Considera.tion of Mr. J. Lu tey's report and .matters connected with it occupied the greater portioni of thie time, And at 11 o'clock an a.djourinment: had to be. made till Wednesday night at the Trades Hall, Ka'goorlin. ' Amongst the correspondence re ceived was a letter from Mr. I. McLeod, a former stationmaster, whoi is said. to have been unjustly treated by the Department, and who has been refused a Select Commit-i 'tee to' inquire into his case. It was! resoved to recommcnd to the State executive that a: Royal Commission be appointed to go into the matter. 'The action of the executive, which, had ii the recess circularised the local unions for finaicial assistance tc, the members of . the- Federated Moulders, who had been dut of em p:ojrment' for .some time, was en dorsed. It was' resolved to write. to Sena to...