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AGRICULTURAL LANDS PURCHASE Perth, Jan. 30. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
AGRICULTURAL LANDS PURCHASE Perth, Jan. M0. In the Legislative Assembly to day Mr. W. D. Johnson resumed the debate on the Agricultural Lands Purchase Act Amendment Bill. Mr. Scaddan, opposing the mea sure, said the Country party was trying to force the general tax payers to pay for the errors caused by the breezy optimism of Mr. Mit chell, that the Country party pre viously were never tired of attack ing, but, for political reasons, now supported. He asked whether it Was fair to use a temporary set back of the agricultural industry as a lever to gain permanent relief. The charges for land were eminently fair in a good season, and in nor manl times. The Country party would not support similar sugges tions in favour of the mining in. dustry. Mr. C. F. J. Hall. chairman of the Coolgardie Roads ??ard, has been appointed to represent that body om e the goldfields executive committee in connection with the State recruiting moveman+
QUEENSLAND PARLIAMENT Brisbane, Jan. 30. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
QUEENSLAND PARLIAMENT Brisbane, Jan. 30. The State Parliament met agai~ this efternoon after a ibreak of more than five weeks. Some excitement was caused by the announcement of a vote of no confidence. Major Tolmie, the Leader of the Opposition, gave notice of his in tention to move on Wednesday that the Government did not possess the confidence of the country, because of its incapacity in the conduct or public business, both legislative and administrative; its interference with the basic principles of the State constitution, and the failure to deal equitably with the pastoral and sugar industries; injudicious inter ference with the free exchange of commodities; breach of faith with the public service, principally with teachers; the injudicious embarka tion on, State enterprises, and un due interefrence with the pro ducer, disheartening him, and there by restricting individual efforts. - Brisbane. Jan. 3. In the Legislative Council to-day the Chillagoe and Etheridge Rail ways Purcha...
THE PERTHA M. OPTION. Westonia, Jan. 31. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
THE 1PERTHA X. OPTION. Westonia, Jan. 31. The Pertha M. lease at Weston's Soak, between the Hill End and Westonia, has provided highly satis factory bulk assay returns, as a re sult of Mr. W. H. Collins' sampling of all positions of the ore body worked to date. The average assay value from a very large number of carefully-selected samples taken-' from the various faces and under foot is reported by the Junction Co.'s attorney to be 1 oz. 13 dwt. 3 gr. per ton, consequently a deposit of £400 cash, equivalent to 10 per cent. on the purchase price of £4000, has been paid to the vendors by the attorney for the Junction Company (Mr. W. H. Collins), and work nas been promptly started. Five or six wages men have al readyy started operations, and by Monday. next the manager will have employment for about eight all told.
STATE BATTERIES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
STATE BATTERIES. The output of gold returned from State batteries -since their inception until September 30 last year is given as follows:-T s of ore milled. 1,100,849.94. "oduction by amal gamation £3,913,049; by snds treatment, .£554,108; by slimhes treatment, £1826176; and .residues treated, 7,728.7 ; making a total vahie of £4,601,162 . State tin-dressing plants have treated 70,895.75 tons of ore, for a production of black tin valued at £87.11.. The total produnotion from both souros is, therefore; vsalud at 64.* 4 0.
WESTONIA GOLDFIELD. Westonia, Jan. 29. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
WESTONIA GOLDFIELD. Westonia, Jai. 29. Edna, May Deep Level. The main shaft on the Edna May peep Level mine had 'reached a ?depth of. 510 feet on Saturday. .The dyke formation designated as a hornblende by the general mana ger, atill shows a vertical dip; Sguartz from two to. three feet in width still holds good in the shaft, showing a slightly better gold re turn. All the material broken for the full width of the shaft is being milled. The average value every thing in, is estimated at 8 dwt. per Ston. -- From the 480 ft. level a rise, 6 ft. distant from the shaft, has been put up a distance of 20 ft. and is all in quartz; average value 160/ per ton. SThe north-east level gives an aver age value of 6 dwt. right across the face. With suoh an occurrence as a vertically dinning dyke, it is, of course, impossible to state at this juncture what the possibilities are as regards the ultimate width of the reef. Thne quartz appears to be a "kindlier" body, and, as indi cated, values are a sh...
LONDON METAL EXCHANGE. Melbourne, Jan. 31. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
LONDON ;MI TAL.: EXCliAN 'L r : · Melbpurne, ion: 31." The: Aiistralian Metal -Exchenge repoits :London Meetal Exchange, mrniddle. quof4tions of 3aJnuary 3.. " folkw a:-Copper,. stafidard, spot, TI32' 51 peg `tbon: do.:.; three mnths,. =1£ 8 5/".; .coppery best eeleoted; £139 '10/; copper, e1 itro~y ic, , 141: to/;~ jed o.;foreign;: spopt, £30 10/),:::' bdol,'forward; £29:10/ ; speltek, spot, '£d3' JO/;" de.do:; fortver~d, £5l; t standard , spoat X9f2 r17/0 ;do:, thr; months, £193 116~.,
MINT RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
The following return shows the weight of gold bullion received at the Perth branch of the. Royal Mint from each district and goldfield in West Australia during the month of January: District. Field. Oz. Oz. Mount Margaret-. - Ashburton.. ... - 10.68 Coolgardie- Coolgardie .... 971.53 971.53 Coolgardie East- Kalgoorlie ... 61,410.26 61,416.26 Coolgs*die North- Menzies ....... 4,224.22 4,224.22 Coolgardie N.E. Kurnalpi ...... 85.46 85.46 Dundas .......... - 8,252.87 Kimberley ... ... - 14.36 Mt Margaret. Mt. Margaret . 5,310.61 Mt. Malcolm ... 6,825.47 12,136.08 Murchison- Cue ... ..., 2,454.71 Day Dawn . ... 149.02 Mt. Magnet ... 829.30 Meekatharra ... 5,012.15 8,445.18 Murchison East- 8,445.18 Black Range . 3,237.05 3,237.05 Phillips River .., - 102.66 PilbatrSa Marble Bar ... 15.66 15.66 Pilbarra West .., - 7.79 Yalgoo ...... - 49.641 Yilgarn . .... -- 7,652,13 G'felds generally - 1.88 Total .. .. ... ... .... 101,583.45
NORTH COOLGARDIE GOLDFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
NORITH Co At A ltDIE GOLD FIELD.. Tile return of gold 'from the Men Les. district for the month of De cenmber last was 26S82.59 fine oz:. from 3346.50 tons of ore trgated, ..a de crease in? tonnage and yield. whena... comnpared .with the 'November figures. As usual, the. chief contribution came, from thei Conet Vale centre; 1289 tons produioni '1201:45 fine' oz. The decreased output is, no doubt, attributablJe.. - to' the Christmas exemptions hiving covered a greater part 'of th montoih urider review. Mining " as -been :normal, and no new fied's or developnients' lHve been reported.. From the Ularring district the returns show that -1.87 tons were crushed, yielding. :191.92 fine 'bz. over the plates, while :treatmenit of sands produced a further 229.68 fine oz., makingthlie total'return for the month 425.80 fine oz. gold. In" this instanbe there is an increase in bot1l yield afid tontiage when 'compa;red with .the figires .for the previbusa nointh. The mbst notable crushinga reporte...
SPORTING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
SPORTING NOTES. All. interested in goldfields racing no doubt will be' pleased to see that 'accomplished horseman, E. Bowden in the saddle again. Owners and trainers will especially be delighted that he was successful in his ap peal to the W.A.T.C. Since the in ception of local racing Bowden was a constant attendant on the train ing tracks in the mornings, and his services were always at the disposa of owners and trainers. it is reported that Silver Lad Saturate Coolagunyah, School of Arms, Queen Maude, and one or two others are likely to visit the fields at an early date, with a view to competing at goldfields meetings. The imported horse William the Silent is doing good work on the tracks at Caulfield. He recently ran a mile and a quarter in 2.16. Acceptances closed yesterday for events to be run at Belmont Park next, Saturday. The following were the withdrawa s :-Jumpers' Flat- Rippler, Budgery Value, Bundorrie, Sylvaniumn Moshoy. First-class Plate-Highgate. Orzilla, Kelowna. Sec...
COASTAL SPORTING ITEMS. Perth, Feb. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
COASTAL SPORTING ITEMS. Perth, Feb. 2. The inquiry into the running of Fort Prior at the W.A.T.C. meeting last Saturday by the stipendiary stewards was concluded to-day. Mr. E. W. Hocking, owner, and T. K. Lauder trainer, were exonerated from all blame. Andrews, rider of Fort Prior in the Farewell Welter run at Helena Vale on January 20, however, was cerisured, but his ex planation was accepted. Mr. W. Binks, who for some time past has been in the employ of the "Kalgoorlie Miner" as a linotype operator, was farewelled by his fellow workers during the sunner hour on Thursday night,and he left for Perth by last nigat's ex press. The acting father of the chapel (Mr. P. Bourke), spoke in glowing terms of the many qualities which endeared the departing guest to his fellow employees, and expressed regret at the loss of such a good comrade and worker. Messrs. Donaldson (stereo. room), G. MacNiven (printer), H. Feutrill (iinotype staff), and W. Holmes (engineer), supported Mr. Bourke's rema...
THE WAR LOAN AND RECRUITING COMMITTEES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
THE WAR LOAN AND RECRUITING COMMITTEES. AEcting on the request of the Commonwhealth 'Treasurer, supple mented by circulars from the organ ising secretaries of the recruiting movement In each State. the Local Recruiting Committees throughout the country are now, in addiction, devoting their energies to securing subscribers to the War Loan. They have been supplied with copies of the Prospectus, and application forms, and the opportunity is being taken by Recruiting Officers, or other authorised persons on. behalf of the committee, to interview likely subscribers to the loan, and for ward information that may be re quired. It is recognised that the success of*the War Loan is just as import ant as the keeping up the strength of the Australian forces in the field, and it. is expected that as a result 8t the efforts of the local Recruit ing Committees the number of in dividual applications to the War Loan will show a considerable in crease over previous loans. As the dubscriptions are pay...
EXPULSION OF LABOUR MEMBERS [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
EXPULSION OF LABOUR MEMBERS The present situation in:goldfields! union. circles over the political events of the last few 'weeks was discussed last night at a special meeting of the Federated Engine. drivers and Firemen's: Union, called for the purpose of defining the at titude -of member ' on the irecent res'ution- of the Eastern 'Goldfieldsl A.L.F. expelling Federal ,members. Those. present unanimously rre solved to-request the A.L.F. Coun cil to take a ballot of all : unions who prior -to J3anuary 1 were alBliat ed w.ith, it. with a. view to asoertsmoa ing .whether .the -majority. of the' rank and file endorsed the expulsion r--a ,ut: o - '.
RACING IN NEW SOUTH WALES Sydney, Feb. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
IR.CAiNG IN NEW 'SOUTH WALES Sydney, Feb. 3. The February meeting of the lWarwkk Farm Racing Ciub was held in fine but dull weather this afternoon. There was a fair attend ance. The sport was interesting and the track was in good going or der. The following are details of re sults: MAIDEN HANDICAP. Six furlongs. G. Barnett's Luxor, by Persian Kzfight (imp.)--Cramri, 3 yrs., 0.5 (W. Black) ............ ..... H. Main and E. A. Merewether's Hemy, 3 rs. all. 5 lb., carried 6.13 (W. Pike) ...... ... ... 2 C. Shannon's Diamond Blue, 4 -.-rs. 7.0 (0. Barden) ......... a Nine others started. Betting: 5 to 4 agst Lu:or, t to 1 High Finance. 7 to I Heom. Indian King jumped off and at the end of the first furlong was three lengths in advance of Hem, Luxor, and The White Waif. Luxor ran into second place at the half mile post and was succeeded by Hem, The White Waif, and Di=a mond Blue. Luxor drew up levtel with Indian King as they came round the bend, and the pair swe;i, into the line -for hom...
A BETTING TRANSACTION. PLAINTIFF NONSUITED. Melbourne, Feb. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
A BETTING TRANSACTION. PLAINTIFF NONSUITED. Melbourne, Feb. 2. The position of a "place" book maker and a. client in a transaction with respect to a placed horse sub sequently disqualified was dealt with by Judge Eagleson in the County Court to-day. An action was brought by John Moss, book maker, against, James Ryan, motor car proprietor, to recover £25, money d! the plaintiff's received by the defendant. The parties were at the Aspendale Park racecourse on December 9, and on the Aspen dale Park Handicap, Moss said, ne was plying his avocation, assisted by his son; and defendant, through Norman Moss, made a bet with plaintiff, laying £10 (at 6 to 4) Dueler, for a place. Dueler ran third and plaintiff paid to the de fendant £25. Subsequently Dueler was disqualified, but defendant had refused to repay the money to plaintiff, who now sought judgment for the amount. It was stated by Edward William Ellis, chairman of the Victoria Racing Club, and the stipendiary stewards that after Duele...
THE GOLD YIELD. JANUARY FIGURES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
THE GOLD YIELD. JANUARY FIGURES. The official returns issued by the Mines Department show that the quantity of gold received at -the Perth Mint and entered for export during January amounted to 85,717 fine ounces, valued at £364,106. The total was 4372 oz. less than the pre vious month, and 8268 oz. less than for the corresponding month in 1915. The following table gives the monthly yield since the begin ning of 1915: Fine Fine Fie Fine Oz. Oz, Oz. 1915. 1916. 1917. January ... 98,757 93,985 85,717 February . 104,268 67,970 March . ... 93,764 93.993 April ...... 102,609 90,527 May ... ... 103,670 83,877 June ...... 101,309 94,682 July ...... 99,414 92,637 August ... 101,021 91,735 September 102,852 89,871 October ... 101,584 83,691 November. 100,003 88,337 December. 99,859 90,089 Total ... 1,216,010 1,061,398 85,717 The following table shows the yearly yields since. 1886: Period. Total. Value. Fine Oz. . Prior to 1905 12,916.371 54,865.256 1905 ......... 1,955,316 8,305,654 1906... ...
NATIONAL LABOUR PARTY [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
NATIONAL LABOUR PARTY A meeting of persons interested in the recently-formed goldfields branch of the National Labour party was held yesterrýay inornjng in the Post Office. Gardens, Kalgoorlie. Mr. J. Boyland occupied the chair, and read Senator Pearce's replies to Mr. A. MeCallum, which were pub lished several days agd. Theo secretary, Mr. Harris, read the following letter received from &,, J. Hilton, secretary of the branch formed in Perth: "We were very pleased to see your movement on the goldields, and there is every reason to believe our organisation here will go like hot cakes. Our meeting. la Friday wad well attend ed. MHad it been; held on another night, in a more accessible hall, the room twoult have been packed. We appointed ý, sub-oommittee to meet peat.* h4reday to draw up a consti tutlton of rules, and I will send same gaong 1gmediatcly they have been end orsed, pwn ide~ is to make] the annual e low. sa aLa the t start an active canvass for memibcrs. We nught to...
ADELAIDE ENTERPRISE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
ADELAIDE ENTERPRISE. Report toto January 19.-Engaged conhecting stopes. Have not been able to draw much ore from below the '140 ft. level. Ninety per cent. of they ore crushed has been taken from the old stope. As the level is opened up ex'xpeet improvement in yields. There has been a rather good development below the 191 ft. (bot tom of level) In'going down from the 140 to 'the 191 ft. in the winze .som fair-grade ore was passed through. Started another winze below 191 ft. which is a continuation of aod winze, and have .got down 8 ft.; values average 10 dwt., but in the quartz lea;der there is at times somt very rich stone showing. Plant working smoothly. There are about 30 men.at work at Creedon's, near Mt. MIonger, but no developments of importance. have been reported lately. The .shows worked by Gesener and Huffa,Cressy and Augustine, and McRae. anid party, are opening up satisfactorily, the stone' in the original lease.(Gess 'ner's) having widened out to about 24 inches. Work h...
EDNA MAY CENTRAL. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
EDNA MAY CENTRA~. Progress report for. week ended January 2:, 097 "- Development. Main shaft sunk 10 ft., making a total d 430 ft.; lode material of na value. No. 3 Level New Reef: East .drive advanced to 212 ft.; reef 18 in., value 10/. Rise No. 2 west started over leading stope at 147 ft. south, section' D7, advanced IT ft.; from 0 to 12 ft. ore width 48 in., value 401; from 12 to 17 ft. in .country; lode in footwall. West drive hanging wall reef advanced toe 177 ft.; reef 24 in., value 45/; at this distance the redf turned south and split into stringers. No. 2 Level: No. I west winse, hanging wall reef, advanced to 30 ft.; reef 30 in., value 30/. No. 2 -winze west, new reef, started at co-ordinate distance 144 south, see tion E7, advanced- 15 ft.; ore 48 in.. value 40/. No. 1 Level: No. 2 north cross cut off No. 3 prospecting drive in wash, advanced to 74 ft.; no values. No. 2 south crosscut advanced to 32 ft.; no values. West ctlýsscut, No. 6 shaft, advanced to 43 ft.; no values...
PROGRESS REPORTS. EDNA MAY G.M. CO. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
FROU~RESS IIEPO1RT EDNA MAY G.M. CO. Repirt for week ended Jaanu&q 27, 1917 : 150 ft. Level:t Crossut north td 97 ft.: quartz veins, low value. Rise above south crosseut to 27 ft. in country rock. Rise on No. reef- to 64 ft.; value over 3 ft., S dwt. per ton. 80,peo J, value over 9 ft., 12 dwt. per ton. 225 ft. Level, No. 8 Stope: Value over. 12 ft. 15 dwt. per ton. No. 9 Stope: Value over 7 ft., 40 dw_. per ton. Stope. hanghi:g wall reef, value over 8 ft., e dwt. per ,ton. 300 ft. Level: Winze sunk to 25 ft., in ore averaging 8 dwt. per ton. . Sftpe B, value over 1.2 t., 10 dw i. per ton, . SLop?r. C, vGalue over 1i ft., 32 dwt. per ton. 385 ft. Level: Crosscut. to. 1.5 ft. End of crosscut in footwall side of !ode. Face now quartz and format tion underlying granite dyke; value 15 dwt. per rhn. Inflow of water about 8000 galIon, per hour, Main Shaft: Main shaft sunk to 432 f4.
BELGIAN PATRIOTIC FUND [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 6 February 1917
BELGIAN PATRIOTIC FUKD Mfr. A. E. Jensen, joint hon. sec retary of the Belgian Patriotic Re lief Fund, reports that, in addltion~ to the amount previously acknow ledged, £13,867 1/5 the following gontributions have been received : Employees Golden Horseshoe Es tates Co., Ltd., £4 17/4; Belgian chi.dren's Christmas, per Mr. David S£ 5/; Mrs. Gxmae Sands, £1 15/4 Botlider Centra&l School, £3 10t R. Boyd, account raffle, 4/ Arthur, Edith and Marion, 1/; Beria dance (Misses Selby Drew a~d Ivy Archer), £10; Mr. Mengers, Ida H., £1; Woolgar War Fund. £5; employees Golden Ridge £3 4/8; employees Oroya Links, Ltd., £7 7/8; employees Golden Horseshoe Estates, £5 0/8; employees Lake View and Star, Ltd., £ 9 and £11 12/; employees Ivanhoe Gold Corp., Ltd., £9 4/; Rev. Father Donogher, £1 15/; Mrs. Rosenau, account raf ile £1; children Kalgoorlie Infants' School, 10/5; Mrs. Bartle 5]; pro ceeds recitation "Give," outh Kal goorlie School concert, 15/; em ployees Great Boulder Persever ae...