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SPIRIT MESSAGES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
SPIRIT MESSAGES. If. we accept (says a writer in a London paper) the idea--and ex pelience shows it to be a true 'one tLat spirias so ca'led axe 'simply human- beings in another stage of evolution, the whole mass of shama mystery and superstition which hangs -about the subject of ghosts is oleared away at a stroke. The .dead. are living a na,'fural life in a natural wortd. the means of regular commr.unication with which from Sthlids world is only beginning to be understood by study and experi ment. I am asked to give some hints on bhe method of "spirit intercourse." as it is called, and, I cannot do bet tor than quote from the advice to inquirers, written many years ago by "M.A. (Oxon)," the late Rev. William Stainton Moses. Where it is impossible to join a gathering of. experienced spiritual is-Us, he advises inquirers to form a circle of from four to eight per sons, half of passive or negative temperament (preferably of the fe nale sex), and the rest of a more positive type; they ...
THE SINKING OF THE ARABIA. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
THlE SINKING OF THE ARABIA. Miss Eleanor L). J. Symnon, who was a passenger on board the P. and U. i...1 steamlr Arabia, de icriLLs. in tie i?olow:ng imtere.stIa letter to her iatiher. ir 'iJc.sah Sy men. the tor.peco:ng oF 'the vessel by a German submarine and her e. periences. ?'lhe letter is dated No vember 8. and was written on board a rescuing s':eamer near Port Said. Miss Symon believes 'the submarine did not escape scot-.free after. the dastardly attempt to murder women and children. All will 'hope so: "You will have reid about. the Arabia and got my cable, so will know I am raghrt. My passport, letters. etc., were carefullyr locked in my suit, case. which was lost. with all the resf of my baggage. I had my :hick brown coat and skirt on. and my big coat, and my little brown silk hat. I also had a blue eaarf, but gave it to someone who had no hat. Some people had nuo even a coat or rug, as it was so" warm; but I had got a chill, and felt 'pippy' all Sunday. l?.d had gone to be...
COMRADES IN ARMS FRENCH AND ENGLISH FRATERNISE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
COMRADES IN AR dS ? ,,q?D~l?-- . .. :"| FRENCH AND ENGLISH FRATERNISE. Captain Philippe Millet, who has served for a year as French Officer of Liaison, with a British division on the Western front, has been par ticularlv struck by the ease with which the French and the British soldiers can do fraternise to gether. His twelve months'. experi ence, of which he writes in the No vember "Nineteenth Century," has taught him the great fact--as tonishing, no 'doubt. to many people - that the differences between tlhe 'British and the French temper, are, on ,the whole, superficial. It took him a little while to realise this truth, but. as he says, war is a great master, and reveals many hidden things. Half-jesting he remarks that draughts are the only subject on which` the French and British armies thoroughly disagree. "'Be he a priv ate or an officer, the Frenchman al ways avoids draughts if he can help it. It is just the reverse with the British Army. Th?v have a real gemnis for invenutilg ...
SAVING THE SOLDIERS. NEW TREATMENT OF WOUNDS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
SAVING THE SOLDIERS. NEW TREATMENT OF WOUNDS. A lecture on the treatment of wounds as carried out by Dr. Car rel, the well-known American sur geon,' who is now working -on/behalf of the French Army Medical Ser vice, was delivered on October 31 (says "The Times") at the- Royal Society of Medicine by Dr. O'CNeill Sherman. Dr. Sherman, who spoke in tie -warmest terms of Carrel's work, began by a brief account of the steps which led to the use of, a modification of an antiseptic for mula recommended by Dr. Dakin, and ýo known as Dakin's Solution. In collaboration with Dr. Dakin, a research laboratory under the aus ,pices of the Rockefeller Foundation was established at Compiegne in conjunction with Military Hospital No. 21. -The work was begun in December. 1914, and completed in June, 1915. The aim was to im prove on the treatment of- infected wounds, it being certain that the infection and not the wound was 1ine chief danger. The speaker em phiasised this point by references te stateme...
DOCTOR OF THE REGIMENT HERO WHO IS SELDOM MENTIONED. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
G'l iI ? i-L --- ?!.--.- DOCTOR OF THE REGIMENT HERO WHO IS SELDOM MEN TIONED. •As time' goes on the doctors out at the front are now and again get ting a snare of honours, decu'a 'cns, and mentions in despatches. Well, they deserve all they get ("A Slba'Jern" says i the "Daily Mad:"). No one except those out there can know how hard these men work. In the oearing stations at railheads, all along the lines of co'mmunicasJon, in the big hospitals at the base, in boats at ports, and in our great city, everywhere when there is heavy lighting in progress, the doctors work, win'bout any fixed interval marking day from night, without any special meal times, without any recreation whatsoever. T-, these al the honour that is due. Buu there is one type of doctor especially who must be remember ed He. has no clean overall to work in; it is very probable his: klaki is as stained and. torn as any private soldier's. I doubt if he has the means by him to wash his hands before going "from one pa-. ...
EARLY CLOSING OF HOTELS BEER IN "TEMPERANCE BARS." Adelaide Jan. 12. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
geti aouucs * soras AWIleide AAM. 71. A :iputat ion of the ioemn odf 4tmpeAanoe and.- similar .oti?ia tions -waited upon the dtL0mey- eerl, Mr. . R. . Vaghan# to, A . d a pr otesad, the t ithe Jioens lihsg were belig ,oi ed º. sny. Mr. Szmeatn. 1eoI... aeid M.t the i-eperance bodies tad mit ?ppose. te introduoction -of lamparanoce tam ster 6 p.m.J , wmith a view to Utiate Sthe disabiities which te hotle ra endured. LnLEarlfnsmae, nnamboes of pubiieans had emt themseees delibelwtel- to try ,andL get. rouna the Jaw, and the tieplr ne b tars tad been det as AlakI for illegal driikiulg. v; verb .deis that oould be oonceived- had bbeem eed to aesiat in ddeding the law.t These. had bee aeou to wa?m .ol The approach ,ot th. ad arning bo~el and -nthr. mnenta huad ben eamplaed to1 not4oe oA ·ige .arTAl of .pet= ? that thy did ath want to see.' hotea 8Glons o~-arnal tacd the -aal h eno fiid, on amska or an Jaw. the w tt .f 43 Aboilute . d ~ .L 3 and re 4 temper - ars I bM r1? oved en ppMldent...
THE COMPLETE AIR PILOT THINGS THE "QUIRK" HAS TO MASTER. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
THE COMPLETE AIR PILOT THINGS THE "QUIRK" HAS TO MASTER. The British Air Service is 'now a great army, 80 per cent. of whom, before the war, had never even seen an aeroplane, much less been up in one-Abank clerks, young merchants, undergrads.', dbctors; laiwyers, jour nalists, all endowed with. tFwo ster ling qualities required :by the pilot of the air, courage and. level-head edness. And how has this greatti miracle been accomplished (asks "An Air Pilot"). August, 1914, found us lamentably short of both person nel and material, but what little there was was of the very best. The already experienced pilots set to work withla will upon the more than generous quantity of raw material that came to hand. Within a. few months their influence made itself felt: They taught the "quirks" the airman's pet name, for the novice--in their own s impie and un demonstrative mariner, that the air is to be respected but never-feared, the aerop:ane treated as a beingaof life and .animation, with quain...
ESPERANCE ROYAL COMMISSION EVIDENCE IN PERTH. MR. MANN'S DEFENCE. Perth, Jan. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
ESP.RAILCE ROYAL COMMISSION EVIDENCE IN PERTH. MR. MANN'S- DEFENCE. Perth, Jan. 11. The Royal Commission on Esper ance land, consisting of Messrs. C. E. Dempster, chairman, M. T. Pad bury. and R. McDonald, sat to-day, when E. A. Mann was examined in his capacity as Government Agri cultural Chemist and Analyst, re garding the soil samples analysed by him during the course of the last five years Mr. Mann in answer to the chair man, said that he had visited the Esperance district, and in 1912 an alvsed a number of samples of soil for P. W. O'Brien, at whose. re quest he compiled a report. He had suggested a standard of .05 per cent. of common salt for fertile soil. That was the standard adopted in other states. He was not prepared to say that .05 per cent, of common salt would be too great a percentage for wheat growing. He had suggested the conduct of experiments, because such a percentage of salt as .05 was sufficient to indicate that salt might be present in the soil in dangerous qu...
FIRST FEEDING - BOTTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
FIRST FEEDING - BOTTLE. Possibly a hollow gourd constitut ed the first baby's .feeding-bottle. Torn from its parent tree, its edible interior would have found its way to the stomach of its adult plucker, after which the ,hollow shell would be filled with milk, or other liquid refreshment,, for the satisfaction 4f the infant. In tropical countries, again, the cocoanut would constitute a natural feeding-bottle, already filled with the necessary nourishment. Without, 'however, indulging in speculation of this kind,' it may be noted that the archaic vase room att the British Museum contains speci mens of feeding-bottles'-tetinoe archaelogists call them-dating. back to betweeni six and seven hundred i years before Christ. These Very earily babies' bottles. are usually globular in shape, are, elaborately decorated, arid are cov ered with small knobs which, it is. conjectured, were used 'to hang tiny bells upon. It was alsb a rattle and a .pictur.e b~odk combined. In short, the ifeeding bo...
WARNING TO SOLDIERS' RELATIVES Melbourne, Jan. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
WANIHICTI? RSJLERS' ULAT¶VES . Melbourne,. Jan. 11. .The Minister for CDefence, Senator -earce, desires the relatives of sol 4 ers, particularly the. relatives 6f is'sing :oldiers, or- o.a soldiers re ~orte dprisoners" rf ~,arx, to be bn -their guard against peisons who .call themselves. 'private detectives, andi ' offer :their servicee fora t .small :fee. :All oficial repor~ne .regarding the heilth .aind ihereabouts .of ?oldiers •are furnished .to authorised .persons b.v. ,the -lBae ecords Office. "'Red 'Cross insuiry Ants abroad sare in lose ..unich with the military -au thorities, and t.dheir:- system :of en naiy--" on the field -and in ;hnspital has .greaty assisted in cleatmng upW many rdoubtful cases. "The ... relatives I are, therefore, urged by the ,Min ister to :get in -teouh w.ith the i.Red Cross :Informing Bureau, when they .4esire .to .suiolement the" particiulars Iurnished by 'the EBaeI Records Of tue.
EDNA MAY DEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
EDNA MAY DEEP. Report to January 8:-Advanced main drive 5 ft. ; value 20/. Total length of reef now exposed from main shaft to north-eaet end of imain drive, along drive, is 165 ft. Main shaft Bunk 3 ft. ; total, 17 ft. Value of quartz about 30 dwt. Now tim-., bering cemented flow of water. New boiler in use. Other plant ap proaching completion.
GREAT BOULDER NO. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
GREAT BOULDER NO. 1. Report for the half-month ended November 30. 1916:- Tributcrse.-S?iitfl and party are driving the 166 ft. level south, and are working in t*le bottom of O'Haplon's old stopes. Pascoe and party have had a crushing of 39 tons of ore of an average assay value of 7,69 dwt. per ten. They are now working above the 100 ft. level.
RAILWAY WORK IN N.S.W. Sydney, Jan. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
RAILWAY WORK iI N.$SW. - ------------ -Sydney. Jan. 9. In the course of an address Lo rail way men and tramway men to-night, Mr Fraser, Chief Commissioner for .lailways, quoted figures showing that since 1908 there had been a falling off of 15 per cent in the pro duction- of work in the department. In 1908 the number of train miles per man was 957: ..by 1915 it had dropped to 800. During 1918 there had been a slight increase to 812. In part, the reduction had been due to shortened hours and improved. conditions, otherwise the figures would have distinct significance; yet there was a considerable mar gin of loss riot accounted for, and it must be admitted, that it. was due to the reduction of effort or misdirect ed effort. -,alu |a Iml- lm m
FEDERATED CLERKS' UNION DISABLED SOLDIERS AND DEPENDANTS. Perth, Jan. 10. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
FEBERATEI CLERKS' UNION DISABLED SOLDIERS AND DEPENDANTS. Perth. Jan, 10. At the auingal meeting of the West Aun'raliai branch of the Fed erated C!erig' 'Union, of Australia, last evening, the following resolu -tioris were carried :--(1) '"That this union is emphatically of the opinion 'that adequate pensions ahould b, paid to disabled returned soldiers and -to tihe dependants of disabled so!dier , arid that the Repatria'lion LFund should be provided for out of the revenue of the Commonwealth Government, without further'felay; .(2) thav thins union is of opinion tlha.t soldiers' pay should be ade quate far the task of supportingtheir dependants in comfort, without t e necossiti of submi!'.ting to the huni listion' involved in applying to the pabriotic and other. voluntary in?lds '"
THE RECRUITING CAMPAIGN Melbourne, Jan. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
THE RECRUIINGS AMPAICN Melbourne, Jan. '9. .The new recruiting campaign in Victoria was inaugurated in the Melbourne Town Hall to-night. The Lord- Mayor, Sir David Hennessy, presided, and the prooeedings were marked by enthusiasm. The Gover nor-General, the Premier of Queens-" land. Mr. Ryan. and the -Director-' General of Recruiting, Mr. Mackin- I non, M.L.A., were the principal speakers. The Governor-General said that agriculture and the mines were the 'primary industries of Australia, and were largely vital to the prosecution of the war. That showed that volun tary recruiting needed to be sys tematised. Australia was looking to the Director-General and his com- I mittees to produce the men required without any undue dislocation of the essential primary industries.' It had been said that the' war wound be won by the silver bullet, but Lord Kitchener's announcement very early in the war was that the war would be won by the last mil:ion men that Great Britain could put into the fiel...
WESTONIA GOLDFIELD. THE MINING OUTLOOK. Westonia, Jan. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
WESTONIA GOLDFIELD. THE MTlINING OUTLOOK. J Westonia, Jan. *1. Ten out of fourteen of the prin cipal gold mining properties in the We':oniea district have taken adl vantasge of the Christmas and New Year exemption period, but in a few days'. time the general awaken ing to the life end demands of the new year will be fully manifest. The principal mines-Edna Masy, tiI Deep Leve'e, Central, and the Consolida.ted have of course, peg ged away right through the holi day period. Edna May Deep Levels. The • only eventful happening I&as been the cutting of the reed in the ehalt on the Deep Level pro perty. Previously, as all who are interested are awa,'e, the ore milled on this property was raised from driving operations at the '480 fit. I level. Now, however, the underlay of the reef brings the quartz body fidly into the eheaf at a depth of a few feet below the'level. In order to push on immediately with tal ex~ra depth by shaft sink-ng neces r.ary, a large cistern to drain the " wa...
FEDERAL POLITICAL SITUATION Melbourne, Jan. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
FEBERAL fOLITICAL SITUATION Melbourne, Jan. 9. It the invitation of the Prime Minister a meeting was iheld in the Melbourne Town Hall this evening, for the purpose of forming a na tional organisation. · Mr. J. C. Watson, of Sydney, oc. cupied the chair. . In addition to a number of. pro minent . busines "men, there were present--Sir Alexander ..Peacock (Premier of Victoria), Mr. Craw ford Vaugzhaa (Premier of South Australia). Mr. F. Wilson (Premier of West Australia,aMr. Lee (Premier of Tasmania); Canon Garland, and Mr. Earle; leader of the Oppositioni in Tasmania. i It was noticed that no Liberal member of the House of Rep~resee tatives 'or .the Senate was present. In the ,course of' his speech the Prime Minister said'C=-'"As you will have gathered; from 'the invita tion sent you convening this. mei*, .ing, it has been -oalled together in response to very many uggestions end hundreds of mindividual requests 'throughou'b- ita.is 8ite. and others. It is a conference rather than a. p...
FEDERAL INCOME TAX Melbourne, Jan. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
FEDERAL INCOME TAX Melbourne, Jan. 9. The inoome tax officers have be gun the work of issuing assessments to taxpayers throughout the COom monhweath. and Mr. R. Ewing, the Acting Federal Comsmissioner of Taxation,s ated to-day th*,t the work would probaibly be continued up till 1May,according to circumstances. Mr. Ewing said .that ,the majority of the as~ smenltsR should -be. despatohed within two or three monthe From the central office in the Ria4to, Col lins-stroct, assessments would be sent out to persons deriving income in more .than one Sta.te while the work of the in'terstare branches woull be to send assessments to persons . whose income was derived only' from their respecti'e Sv.ates. Last year the nunmber cf assess Inents issued was 234,000, but this 'year it was expected that the total wou!d reach at least 400,000.. The increase was due to the new pro vision that all unmerried persons without dependents, whose incomes were £100 or more a year,were liable to pay ,a minimum ...
FINANCING THE STATES Melbourne, Jan. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
FINANCING TIHE STATES _ Melhourne, Jan. 11, "Details of the amended financial agreement ,between, the Common wealth and the .States, wliih was entered into at the Premiers' Con STerence were made available to nigt.' Under -the original agreement.en- tered int'o last year, all the States,. exoepting "New South Wales, under -took to. refrain from -borrowing on! the London market, conditionally aupon the Commonwealth -raisins: Iraising £7.450,000 for them in Lon-. don, and the right teing reserved to [them to raise up to £4,332,000 by loa~ s in Australia. Under the agreement as amended, the States are to receive a -total of £9,7300oao, iustead tof -X11,762,D00, the -sum to be raised -in London be . ing .5,400Q,000, -and in Australia' £4;38,000. TIhis last-'mentioned sum would .have tbeen ,lower by £500,000 had it not 'been for t;w, recent tfloods ,in ,Queensland and Tasmania. The statement made by Sir Alex antler Peacock, the chairman 'of the conference, r'erarding -the arrange :nment,...
IMPORTATION OF EGGS PROTEST BY POULTRY BREEDERS. Melbourne, Jan. 12. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 16 January 1917
IIPORTATION 11 ID S "PROTEST OY UOTLTRtY BREEDERS. Melbourne, Jan. .12. Replying to 'a deputation from the Utility Poultr y Breeders' Asso -eiation of Australia, who .declared that the importation of Chinese and Tapanese eggs -would soon ruin the egg-producing indust$ry unless a pro liibitive duty was imposed, the Min-. istcr for :Oustoms, ' Mr. Archibald to-day stated that the°roquest woulid be considered -together with the in terests of the econsunier, and if the Government thought 'that ,more :pro teotion was justifed, ino time 'would?) -e lost in granting it..