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LAND HUNGER KEEN DEMAND IN VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 18 January 1929
LAND HUNGER KEEN DEMAND IN VICTORIA. The land ballot court at iiauki^ .Spring.-, Victoria, recently held a bal lot for 23 homestead farms a»d three Crown laud leases, totalling over -JO,-J'm acres. There were 24!C) individual ap plicants, aud or' those ISoS were adiui. «-cd to the ballot. Although a tablet on a London tav ern, states that Samuel Pepys; TTie lain .ous diarist, was born in a house on thai site, there is a doubt about it. !No one knows definitely whether he was born in London or in 'a Huntingdonshire town
INTERESTING ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 18 January 1929
INTERESTING ITENIS, j Mother-love is very strongly de vcloied airong apes. Kng'ish women are said to smoke m-i h more than do Americans. ; 'il m;y dancers make bad hus bands,' says a well-known ' teacher of cl anting. ; A Pole, still living at the age of 132, claims to be the only survivor of Napoleon's Armies. A tomb over 3,000 years old was r.cently discovered by a farm labour \ tr near Berwick-on-Tvreed. j Jled hats are banned by many medi : cal men as dangerous to the nerves ; if worn in hot sunny weather. IA jelly-fish, weighing over 5SIbs., ( and measuring nearly 3ft across, was recently hauled ashore on the beacb at Portsmouth. Farmers enjoy an average life of 63 years ; blacksmiths, 57 years ; bricklayers, S3 years ; and tinplate workers, only 43 years. Eggs larger than those of a hen are laid by the North American bull snakes, which can bellow loudly en ough to be heard nearly 100ft. away. Tear-gas, England's answer to Ger man gas attacks, was invented in 1915 by Dr. Martha...
AMUSEMENTS. TO-NIGHT'S FAMILY PROGRAMME [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 18 January 1929
AMUSEMENTS. TONIGHT'S FAMILY FBOGBAMMK 1. Hoot Gibson and Dorothy Gulliver in 'Clearing the TraiL'' 2. 'The Eiddle Eider' j 3. 'Wild West Romance' — Box Bell A North-West Mounted St«py — Screening on Saturday is 'The Dan ger Patrol/ a story of the North- West Mounted and the Frozen North. . Vaudeville Attractions ? Baby Edyth Straw, the seven-year-old xylophonist and banjoist, who is also a song and dance artist makes her ini tial appearance at the King's on Sat urday, and will also play through tha early part of next week. Mr. Jack Holinan, an cstablshed favourite, will present a Yiddish characterisation, ' 'jSolomon 's Trombone. ' ' Funniest of All Sea Stories — 'Sailor Izzy Mnrphy,' a Warner Master Picture, with George Jcssel, sereens on Monday. 'Sailor Izzy Mur- i phy' is acclaimed as the funniest s.ea story ever filmed. How Rose Got in the Movies— Eosc Host, 20-year-old Ncjy York gin, who landed in Los Angeles, plays a small part in 'Shootin' Irons,' Jack Luden 's first Western...
SALVATION ARMY THE GENERAL'S CONDITION FRAIL AND EXTREMELY WEAK (Continued from page 1) London, January 17. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 18 January 1929
SALVATION ARMY THE GENERAL'S CONDITION FRAIL AND EXTBEMELY WEAK (Continued from Page 1) London. January 17. The deputation which waited on Gen eral Booth on January 11 demanding his resignation has reported to the Council. 'The General looked frail and ex tremely weak. His eyes had little ani mation and his' hands were feeble. It was evident he has not much ability to turn or move in his bed, and speech is with difficulty, but coherent. His pre viously thought our remarks could bo expressed without confusion, though in 15 minutes his power to d,o this is gone. Probably he does not recover his ability to talk until he has had a little rest. Indeed, he took nourishment twice while we were in the room. The Gen eral seemed to remember us all and spoke tenderly to each. He said hi, realised what we were asking, and add ed, * But I must have light to see what I must do and how I must do it.' ' The report adds: 'The General fin gered the document, revealing'his feeble nerve-distressed hand...
THE POLICE FORCE RECENT PROMOTIONS Perth, January 18. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 18 January 1929
THE POLICE FORCE ? ♦ RECENT PROMOTIONS Perth, January 18. The following promotions in the Po lice Force have been gazetted: — Second class 'Inspector ' H. G. Spcd ding-Smith (Kalgoorlie) to the rank of | first class inspector from November 1. Second class Inspector D. Hunter (Traf fic Department) to» first class inspector from July 1, 1928. Third class Inspec tor G. V. Purdue (C.LB., Perth) to first class inspector from July 1, 1928. Third class inspector M. Lccn (Brooinc) to second class inspector from Novem ber L First class Sergtl W. V. M' Guin ness (Kfelgoorlie) to third class inspec tor from November 1. Second class Ser geants J. W. Nesbit (Merrcdin), J. M'Lernon (Gjuldford) and J. J. Ryan (Collie) wercinade first class sergeants. Constables H. Baker (Pin jarra), E. Al len (Perth), W. White' (plain clothes), and F. Growden (Perth) were promoted to third class sergeants. Third class Sergeant P. F. Hamilton (traffic ) was made second class sergeant.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 18 January 1929
PUBLIC NOTICE Associated Banks and Com monwealth Bank ALTERATION OF EXCHANGES ' It has been arranged between banks do ing business in Geraldton, that on and after Saturday, January 26, 1929, the last exchange .on Mondays and before holidays, except when holidays exceed one* day, not including Saturday, shall be at 1.45 pan. Bank of New South Wales, F. Eustace, manager; Union Bank of Australia Ltd., E. A. Walker, manager; National Bank of Australasia Ltd., C. H. i&thlean, re lieving manager; Commonwealth BanK of Australia Ltd., J. Cahill, manager; English, Scottish and Australian Bank Ltd., J. A. Tayler, manager; Commer cial Bank of Australia Ltd., B. MacLeod, manager. LOCALLY MADE ICE CHESTS PRICES LOWER THAN EVER ! Made in Any Colour. LARGE SIZE ? £5/5/0 HOUSEHOLD SIZE —£4/10/0 ICE BOXES ? £3/5/0 ORDER NOW from N. & W. UREN CABINET MAKERS AND PICTURE FRAMERS MARINE TERRACE Phone 106. Phone 106 Bank of New South Wales Established 1817. NANSON and NABAWA. A GENCIES of...
BUSH FIRES VICTORIAN OUTBREAKS A COAL MINE BURNING TWO HOMES DESTROYED Melbourne, January 17 [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 18 January 1929
BUSH FIRES, VICTORIAN OUTBREAKS A COAL MINE BURNING TWO HOMES DESTROYED Melbourne, Januarv 17 Serious bush fires have been reported from many places in Victoria and ?al- ready much damage to property has been done. Yallourn. in Oippsland, has been '.n the grip of one of the worst fires in its historv. A forty-mile-an-hour gale raged to--iay, driving the fire before it threatening the old brown coal settle ment and destroying two homes. At the settlement, which Ls three miles from Yallourn main township, about 100 persons live in bush humpies, and cement bag bungalows. The whole settlement is surrounded by fires. The settlers had difficulty to-day in saving their homes. The climax came with dramatic sud denness. The whole of the bottom and face of the old open coal cut, 150- feet high, on which the settlement rests, burst into flames, and at nine o'clock to-night the mine was a burning crater belching dense columns of heavy black smoke. The powder magazine blew up at five o'clock thi...
SCOUTS CAMP IN THE SOUTH-WEST [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 18 January 1929
SCOUTS CAMP IN THE SOUTH -WEST Boy Scouts who participated in the Interstate corroboree on the banks cf the Murray Eiver near Dwellingup recently. (1) On the trail to the camping ground. (2) Preparing their packs for the five miles tramp to CcoutlancL -3) Settling down. (4) The advance guard reaches Cape Horn Comer, within sight of the camping ground. (Blocks by courtesy of 'The West Australian.'')
"BEER STRIKE" DRY THROATS [?] STAND FIRM [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 18 January 1929
'BEER STRIKE' Dk'.Y THROATS .STRltiT-Kr, STAND FIRM Mcekathii ?-.» tme of the greatest beer drinking town. :;ii the map of W.A. has turned 'diy.' Holclkccpt-'rs rai.-cd the tariff for lio--i-1er*. and lodgers from 2/(5 per m-»sil snij bed to 3/-. As a | protest the 'ij-_:'U Jiavc been declared ' black and d v.^iilt a torrid heat wave ] those wlio !;:-»: t 1' ': elbow and said 'Good Lucfe1' iii'iny times during the hours whi.'n i n«- InUcLs were open, have remained fiiii;. Tliey must suffer great ly ,and no doubt many throats are dry as the hills in which the town is built.
WHAT IS A WATT ? HOW ELECTRICITY IS MEASURED [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 18 January 1929
WHAT IS A WATT ? ? ♦ ? HOW ELECTRICITY IS MEASURED The language of the electrician is Greek to most people. Vliilst he talks glibly of volts and amperes and watts, they know only that they have to pay an electric-light bill for so many units, and let it go at that I Though electricity is not a fluid, we can understand moat of its terms by comparing it with water Cowing through a pipe. If we turn a stream of water on to the paddles of a water-wheel, the work, that the wheel will do depends upon two things — the amount, of water deliv ered every second and the pressure of the stream. We measure the first in gallons and the second in pounds. In the case of electricity, we mea sure the rate at which it flows in amperes and its pressure in volts. The work which it will do is found by multiplying amperes and volts to gether, which gives the answer in watts, or units of energy. The Board of Trade unit is 1,000 watts, often called a kilowatt, which is the electrical equivalent of one horse-...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 18 January 1929
Births, Marriages and Deaths IN MEMORIAM KEEVERS.—In loving memory of Lil- &nbsp; &nbsp; lian Grace Keevers, beloved wife of Frank Keevers, and fond mother of Joyce, Mavis, and Ron, who passed away suddenly at Galena on January 22, 1927. Short and sudden was the call, Of her so dearly loved by all; But memory is always dear, And often we shed a silent tear. — Inserted by her sorrowing husband and children.
GERMANY'S NEW ZEPPELIN SIZE GREATLY INCREASED EIGHT OR TEN ENGINES London, January 17. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 18 January 1929
GERMANY'S NEW ZEPPELIN SIZE GREATLY INCREASED EIGHT OR TEN ENGINES London, January 17. In anticipation of a greater new Zeppelin, the sheds at Friedrichshafen, which are too small, arc being disman- tled. Called the LZ128, the new Zeppelin will be about the same length as the Graf Zeppelin, but its maximum dia- meter will be increased one-eighth, giv- ing a cubic capacity of 150,000 cubic metres, compared with the Graf Zeppe- lin's 105,000, thus approaching the size of the new British airships. The chief alteration relates to the en- gines in accordance with Dr. Ecke- ner's dictum that greater power is the first essential. There will be either eight or ten engines set in pairs in gon- dolas, each gondola having one tractor and one pusher engine. If there are only eight engines the fifth gondola will be equipped with a reserve steer- ing cabin. &nbsp; Despite the experts' visit to the Brit- ish airships, the designers adhere to cabins and saloons looking straight into the air...
REFLECTED GLORY. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 19 January 1929
REFLECTED GliORY. Mr. Jones was an excellent man, prosperous in his business and mod est in his ways, bnt not distinguish ed for anything in particular. Hie wife, however, Mrs. Smith- Jones, was a woman of rare accomplish ments. She was an artist oT more than ordinary ability, a brilliant pianist, and possessed a voice of re markable sweetness and power. At a large party one evening, at which she and her husband were pro
GERALDTON WEEK THE PROGRAMME [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 19 January 1929
GERALDTGN WEHC '7 || THE PROGRAMME The programme for GcraldUm Week ? ;. commencing on Saturday, January 3$ ~; ,;; i^ as follows: — * . -i Saturday, January 26 (unofficial) — ^ Morning. — Continuation of Bowfiag. ?.'?'?-_ Tournament; Beach Attractions tor ' V' kiddies. ? ' ??..? '.:.: Afternoon.— First day of Vm*w» : -| District Turf Club's Annual Cup meet- ^;? ing. ; Evening. — Kit Burnie v. Les. BowfeeU , * - ':;--? for the Heavyweight Championship of -v W.A- - wo Sunday, January 27 (unofficial) — : : -.: Morning and Afternoon. — Beach At- - tractions; Rowing, Yachting and Qwim^M^ . niing Baccs. ^^Pr- *.'. Afternoon. — Beach Attractions: Bow5**. ing, Yachting and Swimming races. -^:' .. '[?.-? Evening — Open-air Conceit on tife- -; ?': ::_.- Esplanade. - . ;'' 'r-s Monday, January 28 (Official Opening Day)— Morning.- — Continuation of Bowiing Tournament; Opening .of Open Tents O Tournament, including Victoria Distect :'.[:: Championships; rowing regattaj yacht- ' ing races; swimmin...
NOTHING SERIOUS. THE TRIALS OF A NOVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 19 January 1929
nOTHlfie SERIOUS. THE TRIALS OS1 A NOVICE. Ke bad come down in life, and 1 *-as his first experience aboard a steamship as a deck-hand. 'Hi, yora,' cried the mate, 'sing i out to them below to heave round the salt-water pump.' The green hand seized what he thought was one of tbe latest im provements ol modern science, and jammed the nozzle into his mouth. ''I say, below there— — ' He got no further, for a twenty horse-power jet o! water gurgled up wards, and the next moment he was . reposing on his back and wondering if it were possible to live after such a shock. Slowly he rose and- approached the mate. 'You're too funny for me on this boat,' he cried. 'It's a pity a feU. low can't speak through your blith ering speaking tubes wishout being spanked by half a ton of. salt water. * 'Speaking-tubes !' yelled the mate, 'why, you unutterable idiot, that was the hoBe-pipe you were trying to bellow down.'
WE CAN'T BE CERTAIN ABOUT IT [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 19 January 1929
WE CAN'T BE CERTAIN ABOUT IT 'I dislike everything belonging to b. ntfng,' said s. lady to an old fox h ntcr, 'It is so cruel.' | 'Cruel !' saia the old man, with | %ur arent astoniE&ment ; 'why ma dam, it can't possibly be cruel, for' 'logically holding up three fingers in succession), 'we all knows that the gentlemen like it, and we all knows that the bosses like it, and we all knows that the hounds like it, and,' a^ter a long pause, 'none of us can know for certain that the foxes don't like i*.'
V.A.T.C. RACES KING MART WINS ANNIVERSARY HANDICAP. Melbourne, January 19. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 19 January 1929
rVJ^T.C. RACES KING MART WINS ANNIVERSARY -I--- HANDICAP. . ^ „ . ' v Melbourne, January 19.' . . Thc%£$iow!ng are the results of tac races th&'r afternopntr^ . - HAWTHORN^HURDLES; - ;, ' -Ira miles «nd 65 yards. -''^ ' . SATY£CS,9.11 ..: ? ,.. 1 ' r ^ot jifellible, 9# :- ... ... .-- &i. , ^ WaUace7 Armstrong, li».O . . . . .. 3 - ? ^-'Betting: 6 to 1 against winner^ HOLIDAY STAKftS. live and .a half furlongs. TOUSSA23STT, 8.9 ? 1 Lady Deneb, 8.12 ? 2 Hasta, 6.12 ? -3 Betting: H to 1 against winner. ANNIVERSARY, HANDICAP One mile and three furlongs. KING MART, 7.8 ?. ? 1 Sinsfmry, 7,2. ? ,...*.. I. 2 Saeedon, 7.6 ? -.-. ? 3 Betting: 2 to 1 against winner. BOWENA' WEtiTEB . Seven furlongs. BARIGL, 9.9 ? 1 Ring Boy, 9.13 ? 2 Apis, 10.6. ? 3 Betting: 12 to 1 against the winner. KOOKABIBB TRIAL One mile, SPEARLIGHT, 7.10 ? 1 Palpy, 7.10 ? ;.. 2 Noogee, 8.8 ? .;.. 3 Betting: 4 to 1 against the winner. TOOROONGA HANDICAP Six furlongs. FISSION, 6.9 ? 1 Lucy Manette, 8.2 ? 2...