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ALL BRITISH ASSOCIATION Perth, Jan. 29. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
ALL BRITE1H ASSOCIATION Perth, Jan. 29. At the annual meeting .of the All British Association. to-night the scecretary, Mr. C. J3. , .Le Mesurior, said that during the. past year the association.had influenced,the results -f the East -Province. and" Canning electidna. It had been due entirely to the, assintanco of the association that Mr, Robinson had beei return ed for Canning, and.had it:.not been for their work lie did not think that dentleman would, nave been success ful. . Th6 association h.id .failed .miserably at the Browni HiilIvanhl:e election, but the failure was- duo r.ather to Mr. T'oll tlinii the associa tion. Mr. 'Toll had m'erely'received the apprbvaal of the association, and was not the Association~'s candidate. He was vei'y enthusiasbic about him self,, and the associat'in had taken his word. Brown Hill-Ivanhoe was the association's only mistake. De spite the 'fact. that .other. people had abrogated credit to 'themselves, he claimed that-but for the association's ef...
REVENUE RETURNS THE COMMONWEALTH WAR LIABILITY. Melbourne, Feb. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
fV. E UE REHl s i E COMMONWEALTH WAS, LIABILITY. Melbourne. Feb. 1. The monthly returns of Federal finances were made available to day by the Treasurer, Mr. Poynton, They reveal a healthy increase in Customs and postal revenue, but the, liability of the Commonwealth arising from the war is rapidly in creasing, and now exceeds £1.000, 000 a year. In the post office, the nett revenue for January was £497,949 or an in crease of £76,679 over he corres ponding month of last year. For t the seven months of the financial, year which has already passed, the post office revenue has increased by £305,977, as compared with the re ceipts for the corresponding portion of the 1915-10 period. The increase has been almost equally marked in all the States, although New South 1 Wales, with £40,000 in January and well ahead of the other £150,000 for the seven months, is well ahead of the other States in the growth of its. business. The nett revenue for the seven months under review from all the States...
QUEENSLAND. Brisbane, Feb. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
QUEENSLAND. Brisbane Feb. 1. The revenue return for Queensland for .the month and for the seven months ended January 31, 1916, and January 31, J917. was issmed to night The revenue for the month was £547,588, compared with £453,073. For the seen months it was £4,232, 883, oompared with £3,800,597. The chief items were :--Taxation, 6 .46,687. against £410,892; railw ys, £2$17,013, against £2,204,450 for the emae yieriod last yer. The expenditure for the month was -£528,494, against £528,177. For the seven months it wee £4,501,442, against £4,094,480. The excess of expenditure over 4 revenue was £?68,559.
QUEENSLAND PARLIAMENT Brisbane, Feb. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
QUEEHSLAND PAIILIAMIEHT Brisbane. Feb. 1. After the report of last night's Parliamentary proceedings closed, the Premoer replied to the motion of no-confidence in the Government moved by the Leader of the Oppo sition, Major Tolmie. Speaking with regard to the meat question, the Premier said that he had asked the deputation if they desired meat to be supplied to the Imperial authorities made cheaper. They said no. He asked them to suggest a price. Some said 6Sd., others 5d. He did not think there was one who suggested the price which was subsequently fixed,' 4 7ed. per lb. f.o.b. Queensland ports. What they did want was that the price of the meat reserved for Queensland and other citizens of the Commonwealth should be' raised. They had no concern about the consumer in South Australia. What they were concerned about was getting more money out of the pockets of the people of Australia, and from the Imperial authorities. "I make this offer here and now," sait the Premier, "that if the m...
INDUSTRIAL ASSISTANCE BILL Perth, Feb. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
IHNUSTRIAL ASSISTANCE SILL Perth, Feb. 1. Mr. W. D. Johnson carried on the second reading debate of the Industries Assistance Bill in the Assembly to-day. He said that the only excuse for the change of Government was to reduce 'the ex penditure. The present Minister had vastly increased that. Mr. Mitchell: That is not so. Mr. Johnson: ITt, is. I can show it by the. estimates. Continuing. Mr. Johnson said that under the present administra tion 'he farmers got what they called their wages from the State regardless of whether thev worked or did not. This statement caused dissent. on the cross benches and from the Minister. Mr. Johnson said he believed the farmers could not get out of their difficulties for five years. Mr. Willmott said that the Minis ter and 'Mr. Johnson agreed that there was need to amend the Act. He agreed.with Mr...Johnson as to the growing expendiutre in certain directions. The obtaining of the right men as inspectors meant the end of most of the trouble of the pas...
A.N.A. EXHIBITION Melbourne, Feb. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
-A.i.A., iEHlITIONl --0---- Melbourne, Feb. 1. Two of the most popular exhibits' at the. Australian .Natives' Asso ciation's Foundation Day exhibi tior of Australian products and manufactures in Melbourne were connected with Australian soldiers. The first consisted of some small looms for the hand-weaving of tweeds and silks by returned war riors. This old and almost forgot ten craft of hand-weaving is likelyg to be resuscitated owing to its suit ability as antoccupation for men in capable of hard work. Even a blind: or crippled soldier can become a' successful weaver. The other ex hibit was staged by the Federal Government. It showed in a strik ing way that the war has compelled the Defence Department to become a sort of universal provider for our armies. It is snaking, amongst other things, aeroplanes, rides, har nes., and clothes. It is a healthy sign that popular interest 'shoild be strongly aroused by these mili tary exhibits. It indicates real con cert on the part of the publi...
GIFTS FOR FIRING LINE WOMEN'S CLUB THANKED. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
I8FTS FOR FIRING LINE WOMEN'S CLUB THANKED. 6. R. M. Jordan, secretary o the Goldfields Women's Club, has received the following acknowledg meat, written in the firing line, France, on November s0, from Ser geant Fred. Thompson on behalf of his section :--"Once again I have to thank your club for a parcel of gifts containing socks, cigarettes, soap, mitteai, writing paper, etc The gifts were distributed by ballot this afternoon under the supervision of Corporal John McKenzie, and the signalares of the recipients are at tashed. Following are the signatures: -Sergeants WV. Macnamara and A. Thomas, Corporal L. G. Brown, Privates A A. A. McLean, A. W. Spence, W. J. Praed J. H. Thomas, A. Johnston J. E. Elliott, S. J. Terrell W. WPollsck, J. R. Thring, E. Mayne R. E. Willough by, J. Flanigan, t. T. Buck T. D. McLean, H. Olsen, S. G.. Smith, W. Burke, C. Hitchins, W. Roberts, H. William,s. J. Wilson, O. Buck, J. Reid; T. .E. Prosser, W. Powell, L. Hancock, 3. Buck, E. P. Prasd, J. G. GOil...
ADELAIDE SPORTING ITEMS Adelaide, Jan. 29. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
A)IELAIDE SPORTING ITEMS Adelaide. Jan. 29. G. Dally, rider of Winapie, who ran second to Dimitol in the first division of the Unley Welter at Morpbettville to-day, was suspeud ed for one month for int rference. E. R. Powell. rider of Hawkwing in the Steeple at Morphettvil'e to-. day, was slightly dazed, and R. Bracegirdle, .who: had the mount on. Trone, had. his hipn k diieckd in. Printed and blihed1 i~ F. i,: "THocking, fo r thtt ~ropriatdor Hockirng anld C'n, r'. . Ptinting O.fir. . ný.*:nr.,.*'. ' 4Rý1goorlie. aRid- vit trer -'ým :defr ··
THE ELSIE MAY. ANOTHER GOOD RETURN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
THE ELSIE MAY. ANOTHER GOOD RETURN. Good results are still being ob tained by the Boulder syndicate from the Elsie May lease at Golden Ridge. The last crushing -of 100 tons taken from a lode reported to be 14 ft. in width, returned, by amalgamation, ]02 oz. 6 dwt. The sands were treated by Messrs. All sop .and Don and yielded 8 dwt. 12 gr. Fifty tons of ore are still at grass; this with the.matarihl treated representing the work of four, men since January 3..
IVANHOE GOLD CORPORATION. DIAMOND DRILLING. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
IVAMHOE GOLD CORPORATION. DIAMOND DRILLING: The acting general manager re ports that the vertical borehole at 3620 ft. level, at 12 ft. west of shaft, was stopped at a depth of 462 ft. in mineralised lode mAterial with out values. • A further borehole has been started from the same level at 10 ft. west of shaft. depressed at an angle of 60 deg. 15 min. in an easterly direction, and is down a depth of 57 ft. From 7 ft. to 8 It. a seam of ore was cut, having value of 511 per ton.
PRINCESS ROYAL G.M. CO. THE COMET VALE OPTION. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
PRINCESS ROYAL G.M. CO. THE COMET VALE OPTION. The ordinary general meeting of shareholders was held on January 23. The chairman of directors (Mr. C. T. Hargrave) presided. In mov ing the adoption of the reports and s4atement of accounts to October 31 1916, he outlined the position oa dairs as at present existing. As stated in the directors' report no work had been done durzng the half-year on the Princess Royal pro per y at Norseman, which was un der exemption. The option on- the Happy Jack mine at Comet VaZe was taken in September, Mr. H. C. Burkitt being appointed to the management. The- water down to the 117. ft. level had been forked, and sinking resumed to that point. The latest advice from the manager was to the effect that a depth of 170 ft. had been attained, and it was intended to open out when 200 ft. was reached, which was expect ed to be about the middle of Feb ruary. From reports received he was of the opinion the company had a very promising show. He was pleased to st...
PADDINGTON. NEW TREATMENT PLANT. Broad Arrow, Jan. 29. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
PADDJ GTON. NEW TREATMENT PLANT. Broad Arrow, Jan. 29. Signs of life are again visible about the old town of Paddington, which was once a munilcpality con taining half a dozen hotels, some sc·re or more of flourishing business concerns, and severr. fine Govern ment and public buildings. All that remains now in a finely laid-out mami street is one dilapidated draper's shop. Several batteries operated for many years in the immediate vicinity of tha. town. the principal pro ducer being the 40-head mill on the Paddington Consols mine, where some huge dumps of residues and slimes still serve as a mark of the past aetfivities of a once busy min ing community. Under the direction of Mr. Aghan. of Coolgardie, a plant is being erected for the re-treatment of resi dues and slimes accumulated ,at the Paddington Consols mine. Mr. Ag han, having tested his process with an experimental plant at Bayley's. Coolgardie, is now launching out on a large scale. The new process, it is claimed, obtains a ...
THE MINING CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
THE MINING CONFERENCE. "Prospector," Kanowna, writes: -"Muc' dissatisfaction is voiced here.at the attitude of the Minister for Mines with regard to his pro posed conference, as the repeated postponements and the selection o representatives indicate that by no means is impartiality to be a lead ing feature. If anything further were wanting to confirm this opinion, there is the eloquent fact that the minister is providing free passes to the elect, but prospee!ors from the back blocks, to whom the magnates and State are indebted for the very industry itself, and all it stands for, are to be permitted: to attend at their own expense. A list of some 20 subjects has been submitted by the Miners' Union. almost entirely of a technical character outside the province of such a conference, but quite within the province of mining inspectors and the minister to deal with. " It is held that it would be far prefer able for a conference to meet at Kalgoorlie, there to discuss the various questions...
THE KATHLEEN G.M.L. Westonia, Jan. 31. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
THE KATHLEEN G.M.L. Westonia, .Jan. 31. The lease until recently known by the more imposing name of The Kathleen is now called The Kitty by the members of the John Rae Syndicate. The lease adjoins the Pertha M. now under option for £4000. The syndicate's workers are dropping their shaft with as great speed as possible, and hope to open out with a crosscut for the Pertha M, .reef at 100 ft. The shaft is now down below 80 ft., and the sinking is fair. Encouraging prospects are report ed to have been obtained during operations from small quartz veins and hornblende formation passed through during the progress of shaft sinking. The local syndicate financing and working the property are very confident of success.
SERIOUS CHARGES Perth, Jan. 29. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
SERIOUS CHARCES Perth, Jait 29. In Perth to-day AMr. M.3 . 3 alau chini,. R.1M., sat as a Royal tom mission to inquire into cerlain chargest against Dr. Innes. Stepnei in the administration of- his oflice a.s R.-M. in the East. Kimberley di . trict. and other nmatetrs affecting trhe administration of the departnient under his controL: The following charges were laid: (1) Abuse of his office as mnagis trate by intimidation of persc n?s with threat: of prosecution, such prosecutions following their refnsaJ to take certain action desired by him. (2) Insulting litigants and '?wit nesses from the bench. (3) Drunkenness and insulting be haviour. (4) Unsympathetic adminis raition of "his medical duties. (5) Cetrifying as medical officer. that employees of a firm with whom he had dealings were unfit for work, and during the absence of such em pL.yees demanding payment of ak counts, well knowing that no one was then available to provide for pant. Being insulting, discourteous, : and unapproa...
TROUBLE WITH LUMPERS Brisbane, Jan. 30. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
TROUBLE WITH LUMPERS Brisbane, Jan. 30. Trouble has arisen between the wharf labourers and agents for ~eversea vessels over the question of the re-engagement of men to ,work tlhe ships.. The shipuing agents in Brisbane decided not to work the ship on Foundation Day, which fell on Monday. as they would have to pay 3/6 per nhour for work done. The agents for oversea vessels on Saturday discharged the wharf labourers unloading vessels, intend ing to engage them this morning at the mustering place. The wharf labourers, however, refused to be engaged or re-engaged unless they were paid for the holiday at the rate of 3/6 per hour for eight hours for which they did not work. The men gave the reason that as they had been working on an over seas ship'prior to the holiday, they should be allowed to complete the work. This was not disputed, and the agents were going to re-engage them if they attended at the mus tering place. The agents declined to accede to the request for pay menft' for the h...