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INTERSTATE LABOUR CONFERENCE Perth, Jan. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
INTERSTATE LABOUR CONFERENCE .I. , .,- Perth, Jan. 9. 'Mr. A. McCallum. secretary 'of the State executive of the A.L.F._ and of tihe metropolitan council,, who attended a special inter-State Lab our Conference, in Melbourne, re cently. submitted his renort of the proceedings at a meeting of the State executive, held at the Trades Hail., to-night. A long debate ensued on a motion for. its adoptioli, but at 11.45 a1 adjournment was .agreed upon, with= out anV decision having been ar rived at The sitbject of .the split in the local Labour ranks was not reached, though on the agenda paper for di -, oussion.
GOVERNMENT'S NOR'-WEST SHEEP Perth, Jan. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
COVERNIENT'S, NOR'-WEST SHEEP Perth, Jan. D. Eight or nine months ago, the Go vernment purchased 7000 sheep from twe staitions in tihe north-west for Yandanooka. 'After the sheep had been shorn, the drover took de livery and set out on his trip. On arrival at Mellewa, however, where they were to be entrained for Yan danooka, it was found that quite ha.f the sheep had been lost. This wi-ll mean a substantial lose to the (Overnment, alAhough, as the sheep .ere bought at a fairly low price, it is ex~feeted that the sale oa those that arrived safely will make up for theleoss incurred..
CREEKS IN QUEENSLAND Brisbane, Jan. 9 [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
CREEKS _IN QUEEHSLAWD Brisbane, Jan. 9 Recently the Greek Consul in' Brisbane, Mr. L. H. Spence, dis° I satisfied with the attitude of the Greek Government towards the al lies, resigned his office. At a repreo sentative meeting of the Greek com munity of Queensland on Monaay. night.resolutions were unanimouly carried expressing entire sympathy with the policy of M. Venizelos .md hoping for the success of his efforts. A deputation, representing the Greek community, waited upon Mr. Spence this afternoon, and asked if he would represent them: as consul of the Greek National Government of Venizelos.: Mr.. Spence expressed hig. willing ness to act as the representative of M. Venizelos in Queensland, provid ed he was asked to do so by that genftemnn. As a result. of the deputation, a cablegram was despatched to MI. :Venizeloes, seating that the -Greek residents of Queensland unanimous ly sympathised with and supported his movement and requesting him to appoint Mr. Spence to act in Queensl...
COAL LUMPERS' DISPUTE Hobart, Jan. 8. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
COAL LUMPERS' DISPUTE Hobart. Jan. 8. the coal lumpers' - dispute at Hobart, owing to the men's demand for time instead of tonnage, rates, is still unsettled. 1 The Union Steaniship Company's Tavnini arrived at Hobart unex pectedly on Sunday with 550 tons of coal from Newcastle. The lumpers w3ere offered the old rate of pay, about 1/21 per ton, for unloading, but refused to work fort less than the rates recently demanded, 2/9 per hour for day .work, and 4/1 per hour for night work. The shipping company refused to pay the increased rate, and-the Tavnini started at 1.30 p.m. to-day1 for an unknown destination, with the cargo unloaded. The waterside workers have also asked for an increased rate for handling bark at Hobart. At pre sent they are paid on the award rate of 1/9 per ton, but they now demand 2/ per hour. The shipping companies have refused to depart' from the award rate, and bark ex port has consequently stopped.
GOLDFIELDS PATRIOTIC FUND [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
COLDFIELDS PATRIOTIC fUND Amount, previously acknowledged, £4309 6/8; staff. Boulder Central School. £3 3/;'West Boulder School, 13/:. A. J. Rogers, £1; employees Beulder Meat. Supply, .£3. 10j.; -A.' Joyce, "-£i 1 ; employees KalgurlU G.M., 256h. payment: £24. 913 ; ePam 'ployeens Great ; oulder G.d ., 2eTh payment, £100; Miss -Proctor, 5/.; 0. Prideau? £5; eimployees Lake View and t86ar, Ltd., 40t1h payment, £18 39;' Dunstan & Cummins and em p'oyees, 53rd payment, £2 1/; Sunt day co lection soldiers' send-off, £ 3/?; Bairds Coy. and enpmloyees, £. i/ ; South Boulder, S5;eo i £20 i1o8 staff South Boulder School £1 15/6 Newsrinners' A ssociation .3rd pay, mentu, `.' 10/; Refereriduu Leagu;em £1 10/5; South Borilder -Sobjool, 131; employees Lake View and Star, Ltd., 51st payment, £14 14/8; Bout de~ Central "School, £4 17/; em ployees Ivanhoe G.M.. 47th. pay meent, £7 15/91; employees IvanBho G.M., 48th payment, £8 4/1p0 Dime. Stan & Cummings and en oyee 54th payment, ...
Y.M.C.A. MILITARY WORK [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
.mAA MUILITARY WORK The following letter has been re ceived by the Y.M.C.A. from Mr. [arry Rogers. who is in France. Mr. Rogers was a former member of the Perth Y.M.C.A. Accountancy Classes: Dear Mr. Wilson,- The hut from which I am writing has only been opened this evening, so I could not do better than write my first letter from it to'a good friend conw trolling a brarch of the association overseas. 'It is a fine big place, situated right' in the village, and the need for it has long'been felt by the men stationed in this depot, and those who, with their regiments, spend a few days here. It is about 200 ft. long, by 50 ft. wide, plenti fully furnished with tables and forms, a canteen that supplies his euits, tea, chocolates, etc. It is .already crowded with troops, and is in all truth a Godsend to us, and a credit to the good men re sponsible for its 'erection. You will understand this better when I say that some of the billets are sheds outhouses, and stables, -with candles ,s ou...
TRIPLE DROWNING ACCIDENT Sydney, Jan. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
_TRIPLE DROWNINC ACCIDENT Sydney, Jan. 9. A triple drowning accident oc curred to-day when Raymond Stud dart (11), John Studdart (9), and Olive Thomas (10), all of Marrick vdle. lost their lives in Woolie Creek, between Canterbury and Arncliffe. Thomas went intl the creek after a stick which he had previouslyi thrown in, and got into difficulties. The elder Studdart went to the rescue, but failed; and the younger Studdart waded beyond his depth. A11 three were drowned. The bodies were reoovered shortly after.
INTERNED ENEMY SUBJECTS Melbourne, Jan. 8. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
INTERNED ENEMY SUBJECTS. Melbourne, Jan. 8. Instructions. have been received from the Secretary of State for the Colonies to put in'force in Australia the agreement recently made be tween the British and German Gov ernments for the exchange of intern ed civilians over 55 years of age. The agreement does not extend to German subjects who have not been interned, and the minimum age for their repatriation, unless in excep tional cases, remains at W5 years.
THE WORLD'S OLDEST FLAG. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
T'IE WORLD'S OLDEST FI,. G. The most ancient national flag in the world is either the dragon ban ner of China, or the chrysanthemum flag of Japan. The former has ,been used from a very early period, and the latter is as old as the present dynasty in Japan, which is the old: est in the world. Amongst Eurs pean national flags that of Denmn -a white St. George's cross ona red ground-is the most ancient,. 'av ing been in use since 1219. No other flag has existed without change for anything like the same period as . national emblem, although there are Royal standards that are older. The Spanish national flag dates only from 1785. and our own flag, the Union Jack, was first flown in its present form after the union with Ireland in 1801. The Stars .and Stripes, the national emblem of the United States, is older than ours, for it was first planned and. ordered by Washington tof Betsy Ross, an upholsterer, of Philadelphia, and formally adopted in 1777.
THE COMIC MISSIONARY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
THE COMIC MISSIONtARY. A correspondence of 47 pages be tween the Colonial Office, British officers and officials in the Came roons, the German Colony in West Africa, and the American Embassy concerning the alleged ill-treatment of German subjects captured in the Cameroons, was issued recently (Cd. 7974). The complaints were made by a Lieutenant Wienecke and by a number of German mis sionaries, two of whom claimed to be American citizens, about their treatment at Dua!a, the capital on the coast, and on the way thence to England. It appears that Duala was in a state of uproar when captured, as the Germans, with their usual "frightfulness and for no other reason," had killed the Duala chief alid a large number of Duala natives. The natives were eager to retaliate, and the British had hur riedly to remove the enemy subjects for their own protection. They met these measures with a "mild passive resistance," and had to be escorted by native troops. Thiat they suffered some discomfort appe...
TROUBLESOME GANAGIAN MINISTER [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
TROUBLESOME CANACIAk MtUAISTER When the new Governor-General, the Duke of Devonshire, arrived in Canada last November one of His Excellency's first acts was to per form his constitutional duty in re lation to the withdrawal of Sir Sam Hughes from the Borden Govern ment. The Minister of Militia has been a great figure in Canada ever since the war began. Possessed of immense personal force and driving power, he has been largely instru mental in raising the Canadian over seas army. The trouble has been that he assumed powers and author ity which his colleagues fe:t should be exercised only by the Govern ment as a whole. General Hughes ran the Militia department as if it were a separate institution, and without thought of the joint res ponsibility of the Cabinet. The climax came in his latest visit to Europe, where he took proceedings a nd made appointments in connec i tion with the oversea forces without consulting tlhe Prime Minister or any of his colleagues. By the ap poltment of Mr....
SUDDEN DEATH AT BARDOG A PIONEER PROSPECTOR. Broad Arrow, Jan. 6. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
SUDDEN DEATH AT. BA0BDOI A PIONEER PROSPECTOR. Broad Arrow, Jan. 6. George Snowden, a pioneer pros pector, ef the ea.rly Coolgardie days, 'was found --esterday by his camp mate:-about, 20 yards from the camp. in a dying condition, and expired within a few minutes.. The occur rc ice 'took placz at Bardcc, just after sundown, and a message was sent 'to Broad Arrow- to advise the -police' and medical officer. Deceased was well-known through out' the northern goldfields; and was the- . nosoector of the Snowden pnine, which was sold in the early days to a. company. At various times he had -journeyed nmany hun dreds of miles, pushing his belong ings in a hand-cart. In .his long Scareer, chasing' the elusive penny weight, he had met with varying success, and struck -several good things in his time.; He was about 61 .yea-rs of age,. and a tynical prospec tor .of the early days, hardy, endur ing and generbus-hearted. At the tine :of his death he was engaged, single-handed, driving 'a tunnel ...
SHELL HOLES FOR MILES [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
SHELL HOLES 108R tlLES Corpl. Percy Beresford, an old Trafa:gar boy, writing to his mo the. from France on November o', says :-"WWe are having. awful wea ther here at present, and, to make matters worse, we are going through the destroyed and broken country, which is somethiing terri ble to look upon. Nothing but heaps of bricks and mortar are left! t'o mark villages, and broken down? trees, without any leaves, to take the place of what was once tlhe most beautiful part of-France.. This is the place where the worst fighting of the war has taken p-ace. The shell holes are adijolning one anaother for miles, and the places thart were once - woods are filled with dead ihat it is impossible to give decent burial to. It is abso lutely the worst. I have seen in myi tw-,) years' service. We are -going: into the line to-morrow, and w1ll most likely h-ave another go at them, so that the people of Austra lia who would not vote for con scription to help us will be able to sit back in their chai...
TRANS-AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY Perth, Jan. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
TRANS-AUSTRAtIAN RAILWAY SPenii, Jan. 9. A depuitaon, to the Federal Minis ter for Railways to-day from the Auastraian Workers' Union asked that the application of what is known as Regulation G3, which wg.s formed for the purpose -of stanfdardising duties. salaries, and: grades of per manent employees necessary to wdrk the .ttasi-Australian railway. w hen open for traffic. and .whihi in other respects proposes to extefid the usual . privileges conceded . to psamaent railway employees, should -.be . applied to, armongst others, .mechiics '·nd lahourers. -The. Minister.prom ise.l. to inquire inr'n the matte?r.. - .Several miateins aiffeolcng bthe members ,of :lhe. union were also dis cussed with the Minister, includifg "dirt inoneoys;'%:affecting certain em ployees+. . Th' MinisAter "cspreesed.. himself favuura1ile to. the payment of allow aances. to.menehaios' .hepers .:s will as..t . Uaech?.isa, -ant. said. tht. :he Esw Ln~ :.reason : ? there 3ofo&id ie. disoriminatioan ;4 o...
THE FRENCH REPUBLIC Melbourne, Jan. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
ME &RENCHREPUBLIC' -Melbourne, Jan. 11. T~he 1ellowing mIessage from- the Premier of Frauce has been- ~receiv ed 'by ~the . 1rime -minister, M1dr. `mu aese .through _-the Coneul-Gen oral of Fxranee c-` Ia B very -dea47 mýovcced by the Commonwealth i 4(1oj. erninent's message. to the peopie,: the 'arm, sand at~ie -na of 'France, and :.am -mest eineerelytihankfii! fo r iithae kind swihessexproesed: on th -e ion -f the v YWW- yar. -The:glori I us part which Austrmala has-tdken, kaaxl eontinuesltowalke, in -the. 'a1trug. ale'wiisi lihe alliesB are unaintining forthe'triumia~iof right'wind liberty, is yvez 'y ii-glC appreciaited ai the: 9. o0ernwtt # e iope ts, ami. andth9.E navy tf the'hFr BAiib.. Ilic.." 'They -ongratdlate :th e 1m v upon "being Waocianegd -.with .that ;po'aweirfDinomiioin,- in the·saane daad u hpih abl~e detemunination to-bargy the:war rUtn ouh to,-9* y i-iio~ater weia~oe.-'c ·· ·iI-·i·j
PROBATES AND ADMINISTRATIONS Perth, Jan. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
PROBA IS AND DoMI'ISATIHONSpROBATES AND ADMINISTRATIONS. &nbsp; Perth, Jan. 11. &nbsp; The following probates were is sued today:- Probates. Williamn-Fears, late of Katanning, to William John Rogers, £305. Gordon Burnside, late of Wes- tonia, to Archibald Graham, £145. Inward Morgansen, late of Roe- bourne, to Naomi Christabel Elson Vaughan, £63. Annie Crawsour, late of Perth, to Morris Craweour, £780. &nbsp; &nbsp; Walter William Silvester, late of Mundaring, to George Francis &nbsp; Riithford and Thomas Martin Burges, deficit. Thomas Graham,, late of Boulder; &nbsp; to Thomas Henry Graham, £691. &nbsp; &nbsp; Percival -Craddok, late otfBBridge town, toFrank Arthur .Larter, £341. SJýon S lor,..jape of :Beoni, sa s vaal, .ou'th AZfrioatto JToe Heavi ide sand 1Edi'b h Beaviside, £202. I ;.lbett -Williamn? ?late of Perth; to Alfred tHenry Pearce, 246U. IUt y Sarah Geen, late of ,Brook Sale, ;near Pinjarah, to David Ed aas...
TRAMWAY EMPLOYEES' PLAINT Adelaide, Jan. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
. - adeaidde , iJa. 11. Greve trouble was threatened ?in connection with be. Adlaide Tram ways in..conaequenoe aof the :oting by the -managemaemnt t~ofai nw ? wt ' or trine table;, which, :1w :-n won tend, markr a .-departure Inom the agreement arrived etýacane 'lime ago in the Federal >Arbitfaiion ?ourt.. It- is conimlainel? That under tte new seheme- -aso~ eployees, who ahave bitherto had elernate 'Sundays free :from duty, will be compelled 'to 'woik on manay asuccesive :lun -days, orontrary to the' unidertaking i gitjy b?th iies in -the arbitrar tidn proceedings At t here :shohld b3e "no obange"ni the conditions then agreed upon, • After the .meting the employees presentaed. a.:.reque~st o the 'Munici pal Tra "m was yTu 'Ist hat the dame "'tab'e sheou? be withdrawn, and that it should be. with the oonsent E both .parties that any mew cr Seule 6f tdhae kind should. be posaterd. A A esolution ,was eadLdte that the . Trust should be informed thab fthe e p?loyees' assoointion :woi...
SOLDIER'S DELUSION Ade[?]aide, Jan. 12. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
" OLD!EBS:E-T---------?LN .. A . t amaide, Jan. 12. ... The .iuest was concluded, at the. Adelaide =Police -Court : to-dtay into the,' eath of Private ,Garnet Perry, a?. anemniber of ..the Keswiek Barracks -taff. who. died fronrm ie effects of 'taking ;poison on ,l TeA The evidence showed first a .bhot tle ;f poison. had been found in the bathroom ·of the detentiin ??-h 't,' -where the lec?aised had had been kept 'under observation 4y'sa muard,'. :In returningga verdic:tof 4ticide, the deputy coroner, :irh. itamsay :Smith, -remarked that the e'vidence disclosed :that 'the deceased- :.Iad , .displayed -certain -mental ayp toms, and developed delusions. to the effect -that .everybody was try ig.:to murder -him.
NORTH YILGARN. Bullfinch, Jan. 6. Marda. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
NORTH YILGARN &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Bullfinch, Jan. 6, Marda &nbsp; &nbsp; Mining in this district has been very quiet lately. The Butcher Bird Syndicate has been employing a few hands just to man the leases and they are on fair ore at present. The Great Unknown G.M., which &nbsp; &nbsp; is situated about two and a quarter miles from the Butcher Bird mine, is at present under option to the Edna May Junction Syndicate. The syndicate is getting a crushing out, &nbsp; which is looking very favourable. It is regrettable that Allen's find, &nbsp; &nbsp; which is a quarter of a mile from the Great Unknown is still idle, but there is every likelihood of this &nbsp; mine being taken under opttion also. After the holidays things ought to be much brighter at this end of the field. Ennuin. &nbsp; At this centre, Messrs; Glindening and Shellgrove are working a show &nbsp; for a Bullfinch syndi...
THE MUNITION MAKERS LONDON WORKSHOPS AT NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
THE MUHITION MAKEUS we- ---- LONDON WORKSHOPS AT NIGHT. (By Hall Caine, in the "Daily News). The factories working in co-oper ation with Woolwich have many1 forms of industry, and the first we cll at is largely, though not ex-' elusively, occupied in the making of cartridges. It is an immense place,• ccvering an area. of 20 acres, and employing more than 5,000 girls. Large numbers of the girls are work ing machines that. roll- paper into hard oblong tubes, some for use as cartridges, others as shell linings to receive the explosives. Here is a young girl examining caps. Out of a boxtid on the bench before her she scoops up as many as will drop into the holes of a small tray which is perforated like a col ander. Then with a needle she flicks ,off, faster than the eye can fc[.ow her, the caps theat have a, scratch. a dot adnt. or such other defect as might prevent percussion. She works by the piece, receiving! Sd.'fof each boxful. 'So small is the cap, 'and so buried will it presently...