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INTERESTING ITEMS [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
INTERESTING ITEMS, Jn proportion to its size the swal low has a larger mouth than any other bird. The beard of Mr. John J. Tanner, of Brighton, Michigan, measures 9ft. Ha. from chin to tip. Cress is the quickest growing plant, t It has been known to flower and seed j wiihin eight days of planting. Scientists state that it is possible for disease germs to travel to earth from other planets on the tails ot comets. Two new inventions are a wireless receiving station in a. match-box, and a v.ireless receiver that can be worn !i' c a finger-ring, with an umbrella as an aerial. Food prices in South Africa are ( n'y 19 per cent above those of Julyi 1914 ; and in the United States the increase is 36, in Australia 100, and in Canada 42 per cent. Blowing white dost down mine tun nels to increase the Illumination is the latest scientific aid against 'miners' blindness,' a. disease which costs England £1,000,000 annually. Chola women, of South America, are stated never to remove a petti coat, d...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
CHEAPER! THAN PERTH ONLY THE BEST LINES STOCKED Our 'Motto is 'Better Service at Lower Cost.' Country Orders Attended to promptly. GIVE US A TRIAL SYDNEY FONG FAMILY GEOCEE MARINE TERRACE. GERALDTON Phone 69. T3RINTING. — Every description of printing- from a Card to a1 Poster at the 'Guardian and Express' office. City quality at less than City prices. Keep Ihe money in the town, and in crease its population. — Gcraldton News papers Limited, 'Guardian' Buildings, 125 Marine Terrace. _ ..__ _
SHOT ON A TRAIN WILFUL MURDER CHARGE Perth, January 24. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
SHOT ON A TRAIN WILFUL MUEDEE, CHARGE .. Perth, January 24. - William Leslie (23), labourer, who was arrested ,on a -goods train at Gin gin on Sunday, in connection with the fatal shooting of Franz Bettinger (24), on a, passenger train near Strawberry, on the Midland Railway on Friday night,has been charged with having wil fully murdered Bettinger. Leslie is in the Hoe-street lock-up. m ' ' Tn the City Court this ' morning Les lie was remanded foreight days.
DROWNING ACCIDENTS TWO VICTORIAN VICTIMS Melbourne, January 24. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
DROWNING ACCIDENTS TWO VtCTOBIAN VICTIMS * . Melbourne,' January 24. . John Boyle (21), was drowned at Sor rento* yesterday while swimming out to a. boat from;a jetty at Point King. Re suscitation efforts for three hours fail ed to product any effect on the body, which was recovered a quarter of an hour after Boyle was seen in- difficul ties, v When he attempted to swim across the Yarra at Healesville, to investigate a fire which had broken out ^n the op posite bank yesterday afternoon Ber nard Stakcy, a farm hand, was, drown ed. r : '
THE STOCK MARKETS. FAT CATTLE AN FASTER MARKET. I [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
THE STOCK MARKETS. ? . ? ?♦ ???*-. — . FAT CATTLE AN '«*«nat MARKET. ? At MjfllaTifl Junction on Tuesday agents yarded 370 cattle, which jwaa a shorter supply than wias booked o*&- ing to one large jconsignment not rea ching the yards in time. Supplies again came from the Midland line. principally, and included some good bullocks and cowp, with several trucks of smaller medium-conditioned sorts. A few trucks were forward from South-Western areas. »and agricultural districts, principally small medium conditioned cows and heifers. , There was very little demand from the gold fields or country buyers, and metro politan butchers wfcre not operating freely, consequently the market for all classes' was easier than last week. Quotations. — Good weighty bullocks, £26 to £27; odd pens to £27/17/6; fair, £21 to £22/10/-; best handy weight bullocks, £20 to £21; odd pens higher; good, £18 to £19/10/-; fair, £16 to £17; best steers, £17 to £K; odd pens higher; good light weight, £15 to £...
POWER HOUSE BURNED MUCH INCONVENIENCE CAUSED Adelaide, January 24. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
POWER HOUSE BURNED MUCH INCONVENIENCE CAUSED ? * Adelaide, January 24. The South Electric Power Company «s house, at Bordertown, was destroyed by fire yesterday morning. The damage which is estimated at £4000, is partly covered 'by insurance. The fire which is supposed to have been started by a spark from the exhaust,, has resulted in the cutting off of the town's sup ply of electric light and power: The town water supply has been, dislocated. The butchers shops, cool dirinic shops the freezing plant and local hospital were entirely dependent upon the sys ? tern and they are seriously inconven ienced.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
rp'OUNTAIN Pens. — Best variety and values in town, including the fam . ous Swan. — Geraldton Newspapers Lim / ited, 'Guardian ' Buildings, 125 Mar ine Terrace. CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CASH CONSULATION GOODWOOD HANDICAP EUN AT GOODWOOD BACECOUBSE, SATUEDAY, FEBEUAEY 23, 1929 £1750 in Prizes £1750 in Prizes » First Horse, £,1000; Second Horse, £250; Third Horse £100. Other Cash Frizes, £400. 50,000 Tickets at 2/- each. Obtainable from local Agents or direct from — HOEACE, J. MEMOES, Box M962, G.P.O., Perth. i Secretary. Applications for Tickets by post must be accompanied by two stamped addressed envelopes. One for Tickets and one for Sesults. NEW ZEALAND PINELANDS ] Are an AUSTRALIAN Company Offering to the AUSTRALIAN 7A»lic the Soundest and Safest Afforestation Proposition on the AUSTRALIAN Market. '* CONSIDEE THESE POINTS: Ideal Location. Unsurpassable Transportation Facilities. Freedom from Fire. Wonderful Climate. Sixty inches of Bain, Freehold* Title to the Land. Quick Ecturn on yo...
CRICKET THE COLTS' MATCHES VICTORIA v. SOUTH AUSTRALIA Perth, January 23. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
CRICKET THE COLTS' MATCHES VTCTOEIA v. SOUTH AUSTRALIA Per*h, January 23. Victoria met .South Australia in'lUc 3econd game ;-f the colts triangular cries yesterday. The wicket was au that could lie desired, and favoured run gettin;;. Winning the toss, the SoutJ Australians occupied the creases throughout the dav and lost nine wic kets in making 172 runs. At one pe riod six wiokctii had fallen for 00 runs, but a partnership between Catcii love'and Walker ' repaired the fortunes of the side, and added 102 runs. HaH' am hour before stumps South Australia were in a much happier position with the pair still together, but with the partnership severed a rot set In, and Warne. a slow bowler, secured four' wie kets in quick time. Scores: — SOUTH AUSTRALIA First Innings Sangstcr, l- Makin ? ? ? ? ' Loncrgan, b Nonnand ? 19 CatcHovc, st. Barnctt b Warnc . . 5* Williams, b Warne ? ? - * ? '? '^ Finlayson, c Barnctt, b Warne .. o Kingsley, st. Barnett, b Warne . . 6 Walker, st. Barnett, b Warne ...
AEROPLANE SMASH AIBMEN'S LOSS OF MEMORY Sydney, January 23. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
AEROPLANE SMASH ? : ? ♦ AIRMEN'S LOSS OF MEMORY' JSydnov. Januarv 23. liobert Soiuei-villc and Leslie Milgate, the pilot and mechanic of the Moth' aeroplane which crashed- and killed Al bert Charles Smith, a farmer, at Corn wallis, near the Richmond aerodrome, were still suffering from shock and loss of memory yesterday. Thoy arc still La the Richmond Hospital. The medi cal officer said that the twju patient-:, showed little improvement, and', it Would? probably be tome! days before they rc^ .gained complete control of their facul ties. - Their memories have been im paired by the shock, and they cannot recall the details of .the' accident, or the circumstances which led up to it. Professor Payne, chairman, and Wing- *. Commander Harrison, of the Air Acci dent Investigation Coinniittec, reached Sydney from Melbourne yesterday to inquire into the accident. They left: immediately for the Richmond aero drome, where they began a preliminary investigation, but, as the pilot and me chanic ...
SEQUEL TO A QUARREL FARMER SHOT PLEA OF SELF-DEFENCE Perth, January 24. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
SEQUEL TO A QUARREL FARMER SHOT PLEA OF SELF-DEFENCE Perth, January 24. A dramatic climax to what appears to have been a long-standing quartel between Arthur Vincent Murray (aboat. 55), a wool classer, of Clarcmont, and Walter Bruee Phillips (29), farmer, near To,odyay, took place yesterday, when Hurray visited Foillips &H ni? farm and was shot by him in four plaecs. It is stated that both inc:i had revolvers ' Phillips was arrested and lodged b: the Toodyay lock-up, charged with hav ing unlawfully wounded Murray. The injured num was taken to the jNbrtham Hospital, and was operated upon imme diately. Late last night his condition was reported to be favourable. It is stated! that Phillips and Mur ray's wife, who resides in .Princess road, Claremont, are partners in the Nine-Mile EGll farm, which is nine miles from Toodyay on the Perth-road, and is conducted by Phillips.. About one o'clock yesterday after Murray arrived in a motor car at the farm, and. Phil lips, who was worki...
BIVERINA SETTLERS ANXIOUS Sydney, January 24. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
BIVEBXNA SETTLERS ANXIOTJS ? Sydney, January '24. In parts of the TUverina, the drought sonic townships, water for household conditions are causing aaxiety. In purposes has becomo extremely scarce, and at Coolamon, Henty and Lockhait, the Railway Department has come to the assistance of residents.-, and made supplies available. The haulage charges, however, arc so heavy, that water is costing Coolamon people .°.7/-- a 1.O00 ?*allons. The dry spell is one of,(lio- longest on record. Happily, there is no shorty age of grass. ' * ' , ? \ . - ? ?. *
AUSTRALIAN LOAN £7,000,000 ISSUE UNDERWRITERS LEFT WITH 54 PER CENT. London, January 21. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
JSTRAliAN LOAN £7,000,000 ISSUE ?UKDSaWBITBBS LEFT WITH 84 PER CENT. ' ? London. Januarv 2L A' high financial official a't Austral ii Hoose, cojbmentinj; upon the fact that ?S4 ^cr**«ent. t-f the £7,Qjfeo,000 Austra lian loan at 5£ jyr cent, was left with the underwriters, said that it was not unexpected owing to the high price of issue (£98). ; The fact that the dealings In' f£he scrip closed at five-sixteenths -lis- count, after opening at five-eights dis- j count, might be regarded as a tribut^ \ to Australia's good standing, on the London market. i I
MOTORING HOLIDAYS HINTS FOR DRIVERS [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
MOTORING HOLIDAYS HINTS FOB* DRIVERS ' Motorists, who travel many miles on | holiday jaunts are always interested in hints, which may make their holidays more pleasant, and are getting more into the habit of giving their cars a thorough overhaul before starting. Lu brication should receive full attention and the battery should be kept well supplied with distilled water. The radiator should at all times be kept full of clean water, preferably rain water, but cold water should never be put in the radiator when the motor is hot. On Chevrolet cars, for which W. A. Young Motors, Ltd., are district agents, the steering mechanism has been designed to give the greatest ease in handling with the least .amount of wear and consequent adjustment, but though designed to withstand heavy service it must receive attention to ensure fullest efficiency. A car should never be driven at high speed over rough and slippery roads, the slight gain in speed being no compensation for the extra strain on the ...
COMMONWEALTH BANK NEW Perth PREMISES Perth, January 24. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
COMMONWEALTH BANK NEW PERTH ,PB,KjMTBES Perth, January 24, / -Bceently by acrangemem. witti the Federal Ministry the Couuuonwcaltb Bank acquired: a site in Perth, adjoining the Creneral- Post ^Office, with a view, to erecting a new bank building. Th-: Commonwealth Works. -Department - is now preparing building drawings, an' I as soon as the existing business'- leases on the site expire, about the middle of next year, it is expected that some pro gress will be made with the work. Tho present banking premises in St. George's terrace, were bought .by the Baak a few years ago for £15,000. Thcs building consists of three storeys and a baiement. ??' ?? . ,
WALKAWAY MARKETS DALGETY AND CO. [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
WALKAWAY MARKETS A. DALGETY AND CO. Dalgety and Company Limited re port having conducted their usual monthly sale at Walkaway, on Tuesday. They .offered 700 sheep, consisting . en tirely of wethers with the exception of one small pen of aged ewes, to a fair attendance of buyers. Bidding was fairly kecn^nd the whole of the yard ing was sold under the hammer at tiie following prices. Quotations.— Wethers, good condition, fair skins, 21/-; store condition, fair .skins, 17/9; ewes, aged, 11/6.
WHAT IS A WATT ? HOW ELECTRICITY IS MEASURED [Newspaper Article] — Geraldton Guardian and Express — 24 January 1929
? WHAT IS A WATT? HOW EI^CTBICTTY IS MEASURED The language of the electrician is Greek to most people. 'Whilst he talks glibly of volts and amperes and watts, jthey know only that they have to pay ^n electric-light bill for sO many units, and let it go at that ! Though electricity is not a fluid. we can understand most of its terms by comparing it with water flowing 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 ia Lo'tons/and the second in pounds. In the case of electricity, we mea sure the rate at which it Sows 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-power....