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WEST COAST WATER POWER KINC RIVER SCHEME. LYELL CO.'S DECISION AWAITED. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 15 January 1919
WEST COAST WATER POWER KINC RIVER SCHEME. LYELL CO.'S DECISION AWAITED. HOBART, Tuesday. - The Premier (Mr. Lee), on his return to office to day, was asked whether ho could make any statement regarding the treatment I of Read and Rosebery ores on tho ""Vest j [ Coast, and whether any progress had been made ns to tho establishment^ of I liydro-elcctric power on the West Coast. Mr. Leo said that matters were un altered. Nothing further had tran spired sinee Ministers met tho direc tors of the Mt. Lyell Oo. three or four weeks ago. The Government was awaiting tho company's decision with regard to what power it would require to be supplied with, and until that was to hand there was nothing further to be done. It is safe to say. however, that whe ther the company will utilise the power from tho Government or not, the King River sebemo will bo gono on with, j although the inaction on the part bf tho Lyell Co. may somewhat delay de velopment._
HIGH PRICES NO IMMEDIATE DEDUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 15 January 1919
HIGH PRICES NO IMMEDIATE DEDUCTION. There is some perturbation in local commercial circles as to'uncertainty of prices; indeed, in one or two cases, it was discovered that there was a disinclination to renew contracts. It appears that it is very difficult to jndge world conditions. When the armistice on the West front was made possible by Marshal Foch's- 'brilliant operations, the opinion was held in some quakers that there would be a slump in prices;"but advices since:to hand, both from America and England, give a rude awakening; the only ex pectation can be an increased price! This position in the main is attribu table to shortage of labor, particu larly in America, Trade' circles are particularly con corned about the «rice of lead. It is certainly, a rcmarkableBpo5ition. It was confidently expected that with the cessation of conditions necessitating millions of tons of lend being used on the battlefields, the price of lead would recede, but this has not been the case; as a fact, ...
PRICE OF MAIZE. A RECORD FOR BRISBANE. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 15 January 1919
PRICE OP MAIZE. A RECORD FOR BRISBANE. AH previous records as to the price of maize were topped at the Roma street markets. Brisbane, on January I 8. At public auction, a price of TAH per bushel was realised, but there is good authority for stating that 8/ was paid privately. Owing to the shipping difficulties, practically no_ oversea maize is obtainable, and, with the droughty conditions now existing, there is not much outlook for the coming crop. The usual price of maizo is somewhere about 4/6 per bushel.
POTATO FAMINE AT BRISBANE RECORD PRICE FOR 30 YEARS. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 15 January 1919
POTATO FAMINE AT BRIS3ANE RECORD PRICE FOR 30 YEARS. 1 The "Brisbane Telegraph, of January 8, reports:- j The inexorable oeonomic law of sup ply and demand to-day caused thc prico of potatoes ta advance to a figure not known for 30 years. Profiteering, so much spoken of nowadays; bas nothing to do with tho position ; it is simply a case of tho supplies falling very far j telow thc demand. In the lloma; street markets, this morning, potatoes were unobtainable, except at £'32 per ! ton,, an advance of £1/16/8 per ton j on yesterday's price. When £20 was realised for a ton of potatoes just before Christmas the j opinion was freely expressed in the ' Roma street markets that that price.l would not be surpassed for probably another generation. Yesterday, 30/2 per cu t. was realised, and great sur prise was expressed. But this morn ing the price went up to 32/ per cwt., which works out retail at something like 4d per lb. It is even question able if this price will not be exceeded before r...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 15 January 1919
p Sheldon's Gin Pill?, v.ln'¡ '; i ;. wonderfully speedy manner. , " thom n trial. Prim. 1 fi .'. ' tamalie from H. G. Spa-' r. l i >: Burnie and Stanley; Ja«. Tl'":!',1 Grocer, Waratah;' Yolla ? Yolla; A. Ti. Dixon, Cl..- .:. yard; and Grey Bros,, Smithton-* , Quality talks for ilself.-I.X '- T mato and Worcestershire Sauces i« competition-ljj -
KEEPING OUT RABIES DRASTIC ACTION. NO IMPORTED DOGS. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 15 January 1919
I KEEPING OUT RABIES tDRASTIC ACTION. . XO IMPORTED DOGS. IHAUT, Tuesday. - Yesterday a ;rap)i was published to thc effect owing to an outbreak of rab 1 England, that the importation 'ÍÍ- inuit outside, tjic Common h was in future to he prohibited, led to inquiries being made, and a- learned that previously dogs 1 he brought here from England, Js.' such canines were believed to lee of disease. Soldiers, however, hiing from tho Continent of Eur (t'iok dogs with them, and the I has leen that rabies has been produced into England. To prc 1 its introduction here the restric h soldier brought out with'Wm to Iftnto a white Pomeranian dog. "?receded in getting it through ? Australia and Victoria, but it ?äisoovored on arrival here. Thc Had tn he quarantined, and it wili H have to bo rc-shipped away Ol ? authorities contend that it wai Hpy, drastic action that pneumoni S» was kept out of Australia "?milar actiuo is imperativo wit!
SCRAPPING THE NAVY 200 OBSOLETE VESSELS TO GO. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 15 January 1919
! SCRAPPING THE NAVY .200 OBSOLETE VESSELS TO GO. LONDON, Monday.-Tho "Evening Neivs" states that tho Admiralty in tends to sell 200 obsolete warships, including carly dreadnoughts, battle cruisers, cruisers, destroyers and sub marines, also airships aud 400 motor launches. The Colonial Government would be given priority in the purchasing of motor launches which aro stiitablo for coastal purposes.
THE ITALIAN FLOODS ROME'S SUBURBS 12 FEET UNDER WATER. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 15 January 1919
¡ THE ITALIAN FLOODS ROME'S SUBURBS 12 FEET UNDER WATER. MILAX, Monilay.-Tho great floods in Italy are continuing. Scores of villages in Tuscany have been sub merged. Tovemboli is isolated, and the waters threaten to engulf Pisa. Large forces of soldiers are toiling tç. avert a catastrophe. _ The tele graphs and railways are interrupted, and there have been considerable cas ualties. Tlie Tiber has risen fifty feet, dehvging the suburbs of Rome 12 feet deep. Heavy snowstorms and avalanches in the Alps arc aggravating tho situation.
THE COALITION CABINET NEWSPATER CRITICISM. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 15 January 1919
THE COALITION CABINET NEWSPATEU CRITICISM. LOXDOX, Monday. - The British newspapers, commenting in regard to the new Cabinet, remark that there hare been few surprises in thc Cab inet selection. Some regret that Mr. Lloyd George has not shown more courage in going outside the routine cann s when filling some of thc most promirent offices, particularly that at the Admiralty. Several papers contain ho-tile comments on Mr. Churchill's translation to tho War Office, and others doubt Sir F. E. Smith's suita bility for the Lord Chancellorship. Generally the nswsnaners adversely critioir-c* Mr. Chorchill'.s promotion, which is ascribed to Mr. Lloyd George's personal friendship. It is predicted that the amalgamation nf the Air Min istry with tho War Office under Mr. Churchill will revive the Admiralty's antagonism, resulting in the re establishment of a separate naval air force. Lpgal circles condemn Sir F. E. Smith's appointment as Lord Chan cellor. Newspapers recall tho fiery pre war spee...
LONDON'S PREMIER THEATRE CAPITALISTS' BOOM OFFERS. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 15 January 1919
LONDON'S PREMIER THEATRE CAPITALISTS' BOOM OFFERS. LOXDOX, Monday.-There is at present an interesting theatrical fight for the possession of Drury Lane Thea tre. The directors accepted Alfred Butt's offer of £109,600, subject to the shareholders' consent. AVhen the offer was made public Charles Gulliver, director of the Palladium, immediately offered £120,250. 'Oswald Stoll also made the shareholders an almost identi cal offer on behalf of tho Alhambra Theatre Company. Finally Mr. C. B. Cochra no is attempting to securo control of London's premier theatre.
To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 15 January 1919
To tho Editor. - Sir,-I regret that I was out of the State when the meeting was called to consider thc best means of perpetua ting the memory of our fallen ieroes in the Devonport Municipality. I have read Mrs. Littler's letter in your columns a few days ago, and my feelings in this matter are entirely in accord with tho position she takes up in her letter. In my opinion _ there is .nothing so fitting ns an imperishable monument placea in tho most pro minent .position available in tho town, with the names of all who made the supremo i.acrifico inscribed thereon. All thc better if a drinking fountain is incorporated therewith. In the course of a few weeks wo will have a superfluity of clubs in Devonport, and whilst I am whole-hearted in favor of doing everything right and possible for our returned men, I am strongly of the opinion that we ought to rear a worthy monument (tho first in De vonport) to the men who, in defend ing their country and us, forfeited their live9 with all they b...
DIAMONDS OF OTHER DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 15 January 1919
DIAMONDS OP OTHER DAYS. I Some of the largest diamonds known have been foifn'd in South Africo, two of these being respectively &lt;3&4 and 071 I caMts weight. These stones, if cut, j would be very much reduced in weight. I One of the most notable of all dia monds lins been named the Koh-i-Noor (mountain of light). This was tbe gem of the Chrystal Palace exhibition of 1851, and was brought from Lahore (India) the year before, as a present to Queen Victoria, having previously belonged to an Indian prince; Its original weight was said to bo 800 carats, but it had been reduced in cutting to 279 carats. ' It was found in Golconda in 1550. Tho diamond is the hardest of all minerals, hut when siruck smartly dia monds, will split in the direction of tho octahedral cleavage. It is a com mon fallacy thai», n. diamond will not break on the anvil, and this silly test has been applied to many stones with disastrous results. Owing to its micro scopio gas and fluid cavities, its s...