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SOLDIERS AND ARMISTICE LUTHERAN CHURCH VISITED. WANTED TO FLY UNION JACKS. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 14 January 1919
SOLDIERS AND ARMISTICE LUTHERAN CHURCH VISITEO. WANTED TO FLT UNION JACKS. A visit to tho Lutheran Church at Maryborough (Queensland) by e. norn Der of men on the morning following the announcement of tho signing of I the armistice had a Police Court ? sequel, when six men, two pf whom i wero returned soldiers, were charged j with wilfully destroying property va lued at £10. AU tho defendants plead ed guilty. It was stated that the soldiers went to the Lutheran Church for tho pur poses of ringing thc bell and hoisting two Union Jacks. Tile magistrate said that no doubt the returned soldiers' feelings got tho better of them, but it was to the cre dit of thc British nation that they had never adopted the methods of the Huns. Each defendant was fiaed £2, with
LEAGUE OF NATIONS PROPOSAL. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 14 January 1919
LEAGUE OF NATIONS PRO POSAL. ! NEW YORK, Saturday.-The TJm I ted Press correspondent at Paris says that tjiore is an impression growing there that Dr. AVilson and the Ameri can peace delegation are giving in creased attention to tho British plans for a League of Nations, which may be finally adopted. He knew that Lord Robert Cecil, who is a British authority on the league scheme, was constantly conferring with" the Ameri can delegation. It is felt that Lord Cecil's views closely coincide with those of Dr, Wilson.
PEACE PRELIMINARIES DOMINIONS MAY HAVE A VOICE INDIVIDUAL REPRESENTATION ASKED FOR. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 14 January 1919
PEACE PRELIMINARIES DOMINIONS MAY HAVE A VOICE INDIVIDUAL RÜ'RESENTATION ASKED FOB. PARIS, Sunday.-Tho preliminary inter-Ailicd Conference, which was fix ed for Thursday, has been postponed until Mr. Lloyd George's arrival. 31. Clemenceau, tho French Premier, con ferred with Dr. Wilson and Colonel House at the week end. Tho Dominions will bo represented by a small deputation nt the prelim ary meetings, but it is expected that they will claim and be granted indi-i vidual í'cprescntation as small nations at the ultimate Peace Conference. - I Later.-Mr. Lloyd George and Slr. I Hughes have arrived at Paris. I
LEAGUE OF NATIONS GENERAL SMUTS DRAFTS A SCHEME NO CONSCRIPTION. ARBITRATION INSTEAD OF WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 14 January 1919
LEAGUE §F NATIONS GENERAL SMUTS DRAFTS A SCHEME NO CONSCRIPTION. ARBIIBATIO~rxSTEjVD OF WAR. LONDON, Saturday.-In regard to I .ho League of Nations proposal; Genc I -al Smuts has published an important . amplilet upon tho position and con ..tution of the league. He opines that 1 tho Peace Confcrenco should re ard itself as thc first meet-, jî cf the league. Tho prime prin ciple of settlement should be that 1 part from Alsace Lorraine and tho German colonies, thero should be no annexation of territories by any of the victorious States. Probably Finland, Poland, Czecho-Slavakia nnd Jugo slavia are capable of becoming inde pendent States immediately, but the Trans-Caucasia, Mesopotamia, Lcbanan and Syria will probably »cquire the guiding hand of some external author ity. Other countries, such as Pales tine and Armenia, should be controlled properly bo regarded as reversionary of the German. Austrian, Russian and Turkish Empires, w hich failed bi canso they were founded on the exploitat...
CATS. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 14 January 1919
States Friday's Melbourne's "Age": A little excitement was .occasioned in tho market for oats yesterday by the eagerness of buyers of grain and thc willingness of_some of them to oay for lots fit for shipment prices which were ponce above recent limits in values. Tho actual causo of the "flutter" was difficult to define, but it was attribut ed in some quarters to a sudden de mand from Tasmania and New Zea land. There was also a strong inquiry from country centres in Victoria, where farmers apparently are desirous, to secure oats, for seed before stocks havo been picked over. Sales of all de scriptions yesterday represented about 2000 bags, contracts for shipment pro . _i - viding for spread delivery dows .to as late as Jg»e, .
SHIPBUILDING IN AUSTRALIA TRIAL OF NEW PUNCHING MACHINE. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 14 January 1919
SHIPBUILDING IN AUSTRALIA TttIAL OP NEW PUNCHING MACHINE. I At the works of Jacques Bros. Pty. (Ltd., Coppin street, Richmond, Mel I bourne, on Thursday, thc working of a double-headed punching machine, j built to tho order of the Comraou ! wealth Government for uso at tho Wil liamstown shipyards, was demonstrated, in the presence of Mr. H. W. Curchin, superintendent of the Commonwealth shipyards; Mr. H. Pickering, manag er of the Williamstown dockyards; Mr. Wallace, foreman pinter, and others. More tuan ordinary interest wns at tached to the trial, in view of tho fact that .it is tho first machine of its kind constricted in Australia. In England and America tho machine is used ex tensively. It is a part of the Isher wood principio of shipbuilding, thc^'n troduction of which into Australian yards has beep criticised in certain ! quarters. Whatever may be, the merits or demerits of the system, thc punch ing machine seems to bo a very desir able innovation. Every part of the ma chine,...
CROPS AND MARKETS TASMANIAN MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 14 January 1919
CROPS AND MARKETS TASMANIAN MARKETS. DEVONPORT. - Naturally, there was nothing of moment in the produce market yesterday. Merchants were awaiting advices from Syduey before offering opinions as to value. HioKoon ya will be the produce boat this week. She was to leave for Burnie at C o'clock this morning, and is expected back again on Thursday. After load ing, she sails for Sydney direct.
U.S. TRADE. FREE SHIPMENT OF TALLOW, HIDES AND SKINS. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 14 January 1919
- U.Sé TRADE. FREPJ SHIPMENT OP TALLOW ... HIDES AND iSKINS. We, aro advised by Mr. A. H. Asli holt, thc secretary of thc Hobart branch of tilts Overseas Central Com mittee, that' a communication has been received by cable from the Brit ish Ambassador-' at. Washington, re garding the withdrawal of American prohibitions against tho importation of tallow,'hides, etc!_ The full text of the cable in 'question is as follows: Any American prohibitions against importation of tallow (in casks), hides (buff), - skins, undressed fur skins, and rabbit skins, aro with drawn. The Overseas Central Committeo de sire that every publicity shonld- Jbo given to this relaxation, so that ship pers may, resume business with tho minimum'delay. ?
SOME SPLENDID YIELDS. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 14 January 1919
SOME SPLENDID YIELDS. Tho AYesley Volo district has been | spoken of as ono peculiarly favored this harvest, and tho returns aro bearing this out. Tho first peas threshed for the season wero delivered nt Devon port at tho week-end. Slr. AV. Geale had a splendid ccop... Ono paddock ol blues gave, a return of 33 bushels pei nero, and Tine thor paddock n yield of 48 hnshcls. At 10/ per bushel there shonld.be money in the crop. The dis trict has also given some fino yields of hay anrl"!potatoes. Mr. It. Piper has dug 6 tons: of potatoes to tho acre, and Mr. Walker and others have hay crops which will yield up to 4 . * tons per acre, and in .instances a trifle more. At current prices fanning should pay well on tho VCesley Vale yields, - -
DRY SPELL AFFECTS DAIRYING. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 14 January 1919
DRY SPELL AFFECTS DAIRYING. I The effect of thc prolonged dry .weather on the coast is noticeable in tlie dairying industry! The milk sup plies are falling off, and a ¿ood down pour is "needed to prevent a more mark ed decline. A good rain now would . make a difference of 20 tons of butter. That is the conviction of the manager of tho Burnio factory. That quantity of butter at current prices represents over £3,000. ; Thc production'.at tho Burnic! factory last week was 5 tons 17 cwt., a. decline of about 3cwt. on tho previous week. This time last year tho production was substantially greater, and reached the maximum of 7* tons per week. Despite the fact that the farmers aro getting substantially higher prices for butter fat, their cheques do not equal the receipts of last season. And unless good rains fall soon the season will prove a short one. The experienco at Burnie is probably similar to oilier parts of the N.TT. Côast. . . Advice has been received from thc South that Bream Cre...
CROP AND STOCK REPORT TOO DRY FOR FEED [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 14 January 1919
CROP AND STOCK REPORT TOO DRY FOR FEED I HOBART, Monday.-The report on the condition of stock, crops, and pastures, etc.. by the meteorological ! observers throughout the State for ;Dacember states: .. December ivas another dry month. ,Ono '.or>two heavy sfioivera fell, but their" effect'was Neutralised' by .the prevalence of squally westerly:winds. Takcii altogether, the crops have been very fair, and farmers havo received good prices for thpir produce. A plague of caterpillars was dreaded in the early part of the month;5 causing' many to cnt their crops before they were ripe, but the damage has not been so great ns anticipated. While the absence of rain has had a bad effect on feed, it' has allowed harvesting and shearing to proceed under very favor able conditions. The potato blight has dono very lit tle damage this year. Tho batley grub is still in evidence in some dis tricts, but the grass grub is not so plentiful. In the northern division potatoes aro good, with little sign...