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THE IRONY OF PRICES. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
THE IRONY OF PRICES. À daily paper tells of a woolgrow- ' er who cannot find a market for his . -wool being charged 15 guineas for a' suit of clothes, although the actual cost of the material when it left the . : mill was only £1 10s 6d. Out ' of this amount the woolgrower receiv- ed a mere .is 6d. Hide-sellers find, too, that, air though the price of hidès'has slump» i ed considerably, they have to pay ¡preposterous prices for their boots/ . .. Rabbit-skins, also, have substant- I ially depreciated in value. Yet when the' sellers want to purchase hats, for ojher, felt goods,: the boom prices^ reveal; little or no diminishment And so on ad infinitum. The simple truth of the whole \ matter is that Capitalism favors the' agents and othçr, middlemen, the manufacturers, the wholesale and (sometimes) the retail distributors. It provides them with a happy hunt- ing ground of illimitable and contin- uous resources. Those who produce the raw mat- erial, and those who have to buy back the fi...
"DOING BEST FOR TERRITORY." [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
"DOING BEST FOR TER- RITORY." Wc have it on reliable authority that thc Government has placed thc State hotels on the Southern mar- ket for sale, reserving the right to control the importation of liquors. One would think a lease would be best, but apparently the folks that ' didn't have their prejudices formed | before they came to Darwin want to give money-bags a chance. The vis- it to Mr. Holmes is now explained, j He will soon have all of Darwin I that the B.A.T. won't have.
TO CORRESPONDENTS, Etc. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
TO CORRESPONDENTS, Etc. Thc " Northern Standard " aims at being thoroughly representative of .ile Northern Territory and with this end in view welcomes corresponr I Joncc from all outlying centres. No matter , how opposed to our j views free 'discussion is permitted in -our columns, so long as it is not ab- usive and refers to matters ot :;cncrcl interest.. Any complaints in regard to non rcccipt of paper should be reported to - ut once. We will co our best to i rnvedy them. - We would bc grateful to our friends fer their good offices with neigh irours. in obtaining fresh subscribers, etc., and in helping to add to thc power for good of thc people's own I newspaper. I Secretaries of- the various Clubs and institutions are invited to for >vd condensed reports of proceed- ings at meetings, etc and we will bc nlcased to send a representative to any important function when duly notified. ">ur telephone number ,is 119, end a ring up will secure any desired in- formation as to charg...
THE MILITARISTS ARE BUSY AGAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
THE MILITARISTS ARE BUSY AGAIN. The enemies of Democracy are determined by hook or crook to place the destinies of the Australian people in the.hands of the Imperial- ists in Great Britain. Thwarted in their former, plans to enmesh this country in the glit- tering net of British Imperialism, they ore now attempting to foist on the statue book of the Common- wealth Parliament an Imperialist measure of far-reaching effect. If the present Amending De- fence Bill, now before the Federal Parliament, is allowed to become law, the people of Australia will find j themselves committed to the tyran- nous and brutal British Army Act, and under the complete domination of the Imperialists of Great Britain. The other day, Minister for De- fence Pearce, ating presumably at the suggestion of the militarists of Britain, introduced in the Senate an j Amending Defence Bill for the pur- . pose of bringing the Australian De- fence Act into conformity with the British Army Act. And, having in- 1 traduced...
PRECONCEIVED GOOD—OR EVIL? [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
PRECONCEIVED GOOD-OR EVIL? Wê have had some exhibitions of a sort of "After-dinner" puff from one or two leading residents of Darwin, as to the good intentions of Minister Poynton and the benefits his visit were sure to confer on this ostracised community; and we have had numerous ^professions by the Minister himself, of the lofty purity of purpose which imbued him-even to the extent of persisting in this non-erring course of rectitude "though the heavens should fall." If we remember rightly the bounder Lloyd George, the lunatic Woodrow JkVilsoii and many other frauds made use of similar professions when they wanted to decoy the masses of their, countrymen into a war-ás they lied, to end war, but in reality-to grab a rival's trade and annex his territory. Minister Poynton was one of those who be- came obsessed with the infallibility of these "professors" of false pro- fessions, and that he has since grad- uated in the school of make-believe may be shown by at least one cir- cumstanc...
BLACK AND TANS BURN AND IRISH ARE ASKED TO PAY. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
BLACK AND TANS BURN AND IRISH ARB ASKED TO PAY. . .Damage Done by British Hireling« in Clare Towns Levied on the People. Greenwood's and Macready's burners, the British military and constabulary have been busy for months with the match box and pet- , roi can in the County of Clare, and now the taxpayers of Clare are ex- pected to pay for the damage done by "the custodians of civilisation." Men in military uniforms were sworn to have burned houses-and other property in Lahinch and En nistymon for which Judge Bodkin, at Ennis, made awards for compensat- ion. Patrick Walsh, Lahinch, swore in support of his claim that men in mil- itary, uniform came to his house; V man with a petrol tin went a room; an .immediately afterwards a fire broke out; applicant and' his fa- mily removed their things; the house was destroyed. Judge Bodkin a« warded £3,203 and £28 expenses. A daughter of John Claire, cooper said a party of men wearing military clothes and trench hats attacked the house, which- wa...
AN UNFAIR DISCRIMINATION [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
AN UNFAIR DISCRIMINATION i The fact that. while Australian . \ wheat for local bread-making purr poses is selling at~os per bushel, the' same wheat is .being sold at 7s6d ' " per bushel Jto. provide bread for the people of foreign countries, is hard- ly likely to provide cheerful reading for the workers :pf this country. Having been forced to reduce the *. export price of wheat for flour to 7» 6d per bushel, in- order to compete with other grain-producing countries it is surely up to the Wheat Board , ' td place Australians on the same iooting. }- , \&lt; Nobody wants to see ; the farmers penalised in the selling price of their product. Nor are the Austral- . i ian people asking, that. they should get wheat at a cheaper price than that* obtained 'in* oversea markets. But the action of the Wheat Board in deciding that wheat gristed into flour for export shall be sold is 6d per bushel cheaper than, wheat for local use. is grossly unfair- to Aus- tralia, where the wheat is grow...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
RETURNED SAILORS AND SOLDIERS IMPERIAL LEAGUE OF AUSTRALIA. DARWIN BRANCH. A GENERAL MEETING of the above Branch will be held in the Palmerston Institute at 8 p.m. on THURSDAY, 2nd JUNE, 1021. Business-General S. E. COHEN, Secretary. NOTICE. A MEETING of the Branch Executive of the A.W.U. will, be held in the Union Office on MONDAY NIGHT, 30th MAY. H. NELSON, . Branch Secretary. REWARD. Lost, stolen or strayed from Dar- win, i GREY GELDING, branded T O M on near shoulder. Hagged mane. £1 Reward on return [ to -VICTOR, Cavenagh Street, Darwin.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
A DANCE Will be Held in the TOWN HALL On MONDAY, JUNE 6th, 1921. 1 In Aid, of the Funds of the DARWIN TENNIS ASSOCIA- TION. 'PEARSE ! j Getting constant supplies of. PRIME PINE CREEK BEEF I and selling it at 8d. 'NUFF SED. I STANDARD PUBLICATIONS, No. X. 'THE LABOR CAUSE AND ITS NECESSITY, " By M. C. O'HALLORAN. . Being a repriint in book form of tho. series of leading articles on thc above subject recently published ' n "Standard" and. now being brought out in handy book form. by. rei.iue.st. Orders may be booked at once. Only a limited number c^ing- pr'nt?*^.. A most useful booklet for -ti v of the Labor Cause and gcnoi : ! readers. A reduction on orders of a ' and over by Union representatives. Price is. 10s per doz. Postage fiee*
Open Column. (We do not necessarily endorse the views expressed by correspondents.) A CORRECTION. (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
Open Column, (Wc do not necessarily endorse the fitws expressed by correspondents.) A CORRECTION. (To thc Editor.) Sir,-At a meeting of the Commit- , ^> tee of the Overseas Club held on Tuesday evening the matter of ac - Í slight inaccuracy, in the condensed 4 report of; Mr. Conacher's remarks r at the reception on the i6th inst, that appeared in your issue of the 17th inst., was considered. The Com- ; - ,r mittee instructed-me to forward the following correction it being thought that the repprr hàrdlysconvéyed Mr. Conacher's meaning!"". What1 he Teally^ai(|vJi;asJ"p^lhe^ effect that" r Darwin was hot Wbla¿lc as it was - painted and that although; from re- ports that went South the ^ Minister ' might think there was a lot of wild, ? r and woolly individuals there, he would find that the bulk of the com- ^ munity were eminently reasonable. Yours faithfully, C. P. CONT GRAVE, Hon. Ses. Overseas Club. . j- .
SERIOUS CHARGE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
SERIOUS CHARGE. The enquiry into the fire at Nun an's Buildings, Swanston Street, Melbourne, on April 14th, resulted in Morton Parker"; and Pimental, Federated , Feature Films, Limited, being charged with incendiarism-and also the murder of Miss Riley, who' was burned' to death in the building. r"~ '_-_._
Terrorism in Ireland. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
Terrorism in Ireland. brutality of British Forces Describ- ed in English Newspaper by Eng- lishwoman-Age or Sex Not Spar- ed by British Bashi-Bazouks ^Spirit of Irish People Unbroken-« More Determined Than Ever to Resist Foreign Domination. . In the London "Daily Herald" ot February 4, Evelyn Sharp writes as follows on terrorism in Ireland : There are many arguments tov be used against the Government's pol- icy tof terrorism iii Ireland. But on- ly one of" them need be considered-» that it doesn't terrorise. There is nothing strange in this to any stu- dent of history, or any rebel. Un- fortunately, Cabinet Ministers are neither one nor the other. But we, who. in the end shall have to pay in taxation for this costly Attempt at terrorism, and are already paying bitterly in unemployment ,and loss of trade, to say nothing bf loss of hon- or, have reason, to remember that it is also a costly failure. .-DID YOU SAY BELGIUM ? . ôajï -day recently I found myself;, in the company .of. a - y...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
E V. V. BROWN AGENT , E. & A. S.S. Co. Ltd. and British In- dia S.N. Co.. Ltd. SHIPPING, MINING AND GEN- ERAL COMMISSION AGENT ., AUCTIONEER. &c. E. V. V. Brown ls prepared to un- dertake Stock and Station business, Agency in all drenches, Report on Mines. Indent and Forwarding executed.. ^Rents collected prompt- ly Commodious . Auction and Store Rooms Opposite Town Hall, Darwin CODES Bedford McNeill , Mortihg and Neal ^ Bentley» . A B C, ist and Sth Editions. Cable Address : Youles. Budgen s Motor Garage CARS NO.'S $o, 6s, ft 79 ? THREE CRACK, DRIVERS ALL HOURS. ALL DISTANCES. RING ^TELEPHONE 91 M. & D. McMillan, GARAGE ON CALL GARS DAY OR NIGHT. Competent Drivers. Up-to-Dáte Cars. ?> BILLIARDS Two First-class Tables Same Address CAVENAGH STREET, Telephone 30. R. Farrar & Sons Smith street, Darwin -GENERAL COMMERCIAL AGENTS , AND CARRIERS. MOTOR CARS FOR HIRE DAY AND NIGHT. THREE CARS. Competent and Careful Drivers. Tw« Lorries and Piano Cart GOOD...
As You Meet lt. CHARACTER SKETCH, BY "TIM TOUCHUP" THE MINING "SHARK". [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
As You Meet lt. CHARACTER SKETCH, EY "TIM TOUCHUP" THE MINING "SHARK". A Most of us have had something to do with the fellow who has got " é -good thing " to which he can "lay , us on!'- Some of us have had too, much to do with4 him, for which we duly paid at a premium. The genus - is hot confined to any particular kind of water, though when it -gets inte deep^water,_as^it invariably, docs, h . dives ;dbwn; sb "to speak,"' and rje-ap pears on unknown «.or remote * shores. The. mining shark assumes various* outward'förmi, arid appeals $ to hi? species in's various ways ; he 'never ..'.vby- j any means letsyou. know that he , desires" to make use ¿(if you and by . some strange sense1 of gonjrosjtv has ? always your welfare at heart so,njucn. sb indeed, that he keep? '.''.:\the;imark of "his special favor - for those whom he . knows are" predispos- ed to nibble at the bait. ' , OS a mining. field he is thc main leader'pf thought, and; is thus able, to trace the reef-and, mind you it ; ...
GOLD STATISTICS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
GOLD STATISTICS.. Thc Mines Department has receiv- ed a communication from the Gold Producers' Association, Ltd., Mel- bourne, which it has kindly furnish- ed us with, and in which it is point- ed out that the gross weight of gola sold to local manufacturering jew- ellers, etc., during the quarter ended March 31st last Ayas 8,040.71 ozs. standard, and the price obtained was £4 18s i}4d per oz which is equal to £5 7s oj^d per oz. finel No other sftles were made in March/ A final distribution of premium to members of the Association amount-^ ing to £112,738 10s od in respect of the half year ended Deccnrber 31st, 1920 was made on March 30th. In- cluding the two interim payments; the- amount distributed for that per- iod-was £1,024,591 los od.and the total sum paid t A shareholders- since fhe formation "of the Company in March 1919 amounts to - £2,390,097 T6S 2d. The.-proportions "receiving Sy members in the several States are hown in the following :~ .V . Half Year .Ended 31.12220 Sta...
Scotland a Nation Once Again! [Newspaper Article] — Northern Standard — 28 May 1921
Scotland a Nation Qnce Again I BY SEUMAS MAC GARAIDH. ' During thc recent sittings of the' . * Celtic Congress in, Edinburgh one oi '' the Irish delegates,-and one of the^ r greatest,. if not actually the great \: xst¡- leader of thought in Celtic i Ireland, paid a glowing but, L think, ,?'.&lt;*.-' an unmerited tribute to his brother .. (Celts, ! when he said that 'Scotland, tó-day occupied very .much: the same position that Ireland did ten years - ago. The speaker was referring to - the language movement in Ireland, but an understanding person might ? s easily see more than actually appear '&lt;ed on the surface. / The. language movement,in Ireland has from it* ' beginning been based upon the prin 1 ciple of Sinn Fein, than which nc surer_f pundation could be found, and . X do not hesitate to say - that ~~ tmV .' Sinn Fein principle is. the: sanest and soundest policy that any peoph could adhere to, provided) of course that there, is left in them: any pride; in \ s...