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Currency Shortage Continues (PUBLISHED IN "THE TIMES.") LONDON, August 12. [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
Currency Shortage Continues (PUBLISHED IN "THE TIMES.") LO)NDON, August 12. Reminiscent of happy enthusiasts waiting at the entr, to theatre, long queues, at :u early hour wait for thec Reichsbank to open to cash chequc.es, .says the. Derlin correspondent of "Tlie Times." The shortage of currency con tinues, and there is no sign that the food situation ha~s improved. Shops contain less food than ever, and there are fewer buyers. Prices vary. Trades-! men are demanding what they think they can get. Many people journey to the country districts to secure supplies, returning in the evening heavily bour dened. Servants are returning to the land, preferring payment in kind to worthless money.
Southern Railway Employes Pass Ambulance Examination [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
a Southern Railway Employes Pass Ambulance Examination The following railway employes passed the examination in ambulance held along the South line: Passed First Cour'e.-Alfred F. Giles. En gin(cring Si7 per cent., much credit; Thomas II. Easton, Engineering. 84 per cent., credit; EdwiJn G. Hay, Engineering, S 3per cent., credit: Lionel E. W. Overall, Transportation, 8, per cent., credit: Herman C, Davids, En gircring, 8?2 per cent., credit; Mark Leg gett, Engineering, 75 per cent., credit: Joel M. Hains. Transportation, i71 per cent., passed; Allan Wright, Tra nsportation, 71, passed; Alfred H. Butterfield, Engineering, t8 per cent.. passed; William Sheriff, Engineer ing, 6: per cent., passed: Alfred W. C. Nel son, Engineering, 65 per cent., passed: Eli 1. Neville, Engineering, 65 per cent., passed; Fiederick Wiles, Engineering. 65 per cent., passed; Oliver S. Robinson, Transvortation, 64 per cent., passed: Henry J. Fry, Engineer ing, 63 per cept., passed; Howard W'. Peters. Engine...
AUSTRALIAN IN CHINA Wives According To Income Opium and Gambling Prohibited [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
AUSTRALIAN IN CHINA Wives According To Income Opium and Gambling Prohibited Mr. E. J. Simons, a native of Vic toria, who is on a pleasure trip to Ade laide, has spent 29 years in China, and he says it is one of the best countries in the orld to live in. "That is apart from revolutions," he said this morning. "Living is better, and the climate is good, the atmos phere being bracing and cold." '"Were you ever in peril during your stay?" "No. In any case a foreigner is abso lutely safe from bandits---providing he minds his own business. Rarely does a Chinamai interfere with the white race. "I have travelled to the border of Tibet and passed through the realm of bandits time and again, and have en countered no trouble whatever. Perhaps the only Chinaman to be afraid of is the soldier when he gets out of control. This occurs because of lack of discipline and inefficient officers. "I found Australians at practically the farthest-out provinces in Northern China. They were mostly mission ar...
RAILWAY TRAFFIC DELAYED Floods Cause Interruptions [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
RAILWAY TRAFFIC OELAYED Floods Cause Interruptions Further evidence of the inconveni ence to railway traffic caused through the recent heavy rain is shown by the fact that the Long Plains train today travelled only as far as Two \Vells. The Railways DOenartment stated thie morning that a further announce ment as to whether the train would be able to go through to TLon Plains tomorrow would be made later. The department received advice that the heavy floodwaters have been cornm inP down from the direction of Owen, and have reached the culvert at the south end of the Long Plains station. There is no danger at present, how ever. It was stated that the Moonta train would run by way of Hamley Bridge today and tomorrow.
THE PRICE OF GAS NO REDUCTION AT PRESENT Company Cannot Say When [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
TiE PRICE OF (A$ NO REDUCTION AT PRESENT Company Cannot Say Wben Gas users in" the city and suburbs will have no relief for some timne from thle 1/ increase in price imposed by the Gas Company recen.ly. "It is absolutely impossible at pre sent to say when a reduction will be mranted." said Mr. G. M. O'Dea, secre tary. of the South Australian Gas Com pany. When the outcry of people in Mel bourne against the high price of gas was directed to his attention today Mr. O'Dea said there was a big comparison between the two prices. "In Melbourne gas was in?cryesr b: 2/6. whereas in ., de'&":' "' - been asked to pay 1/ increase. For the past three minunths ,e ... - 1lsing 'poor coal, andl we st:ll have sit plies to arrive. Until that is used or disposed of we cannot lower our price. In addition we have an Englijsh cargo of coal bo:ught at an ex tremely hirh price, which will land her con Mond'y. A\ further difficulty is tlhe fact that the iemand for Mait land coal on resumption of th...
"JOHN WILLIE" Married, But Happy FOUND BY MISS CAMPBELL SYDNEY, Today. [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
"JOHN WILLIE" Married, But Happy FOUND BY MISS CAMPBELL SYDNEY, Today. Big 6 ft. 4 in. "John Willie" has at last been found by Miss Ethel Camp bell, of Durban, but people who were expecting a romance will suffer a dis appointment-"John Willies is married. He does not drive an engine now, but for all that Miss Campbell says he is the same happy old "John W-illie" she first met at Durban. She spent the evening at his home last night, talking of those bygone days. "John Willie's" real name is Harold Kemp, and he is a constable at Artar man, on the North Shore line. He has a pretty wife and a fine 18-mont.hs-old baby. At one time Miss Campbell had given up hope of ever finding this "John Willie," as several clues had been fol lowed without success. He was one of the first Australian soldiers she met. That was when he was returning to Australia convalescent. She saw him again on his way back to France and again when he was coming home after having been a prisoner of war. He promised her ...
TRADE PREFERENCE Producers In Favor NO REDUCTION IN TEN YEARS LONDON, August 2. [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
TRADE PREFERENCE Producers In Favor NO REDUCTION IN TEN YEARS (REUTER.) LONDON, August 2. A meeting of representatives of the principal producing associations of the British Empire was held in London to consider the representations to be made to the Empire Economic Conference. Resolutions were unanimously carried in favor of substantial inter-Empire preferen-ces. an Imperial agricultural policy, an accurate survey of the actual and potential Empire production of ceraels, meat ,and dairy products, and the adjustments of preferential duties with the object of increasing Empire production. t was resolved that a statement of the case of certain industries of the Em pire overseas desiring preferential treat ment by way of import' duties at the hands of the Imperial Government, be sub~mitted to the conference. That Pre ferences should be accorded in the form of a definite money value prefer-nce, and that the Government be asked to give an as&lt;urance that the preference would not...
GOOD PROGRESS Harding Recovering EVERY CARE NEEDED VANCOUVER. August 2. [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
G(001 PRRESS Harding Recovering --4- EVERY CARE NEEDED VANCOUVER. August 2. According to the physicians' latest bulletin, President Harding is still much exhausted, but maintains his normal buoyancv of spirit. He is breath ing with less dificulty, but has a slight cough. He had a few hours' restful sleep during the night, and is taking small amounts of food regularly. Hisi teml)erature is 99 deg., his pulse ]14, and resniration 30. While his progress is favorable every care will be necessary to ensure free dom from further complications.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS BIRTHS AND DEATHS, BEREAVEM]ENT NOTICES. MARRIAGES, and IN MEMORIAM NOTICES, accepted at "The News" Ofmce, and by tlelphone, for insertion on the Back Page up to 12 noon daily. Such notices may also be forwarded through any of the nume rous "News" Agencies. Notices received after 1 p.m. will be inserted with thb late adver tigements. (In order to guard against imposition, -Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths must be authenticatcd by some respectable person to ensure insertion.) DEATHS HANCOCK.-On August 1, at his residence, .Montpelier street, Exeter, William Wallace, loved husband of Mabel liHancock, and youngest son of Wallace Habncock. FUNERAL NOTICES ~HANCOCK.-The Friends of the late Mr. - WILLIAM WALLACE HANCOCK (late Adelaide Steamship Company, Sydney) are respectfully informed that his Remains will be removed from his late Residence, Mont pelier street, Exeter, on FRIDAY, at 2 p.m., for interment in the Cheltenham Cemetery. . J. C. IIADDY &a...
THEY BROUGHT THEIR STILTS Melbourne's Early Days [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
THEY BROUGHT THEIR STILTS Melbourne's Early Days 'How much am I offered for the lot? Any adlvance on £15?" Mr. Htoddle, auctioneer, looked puz zied. kie was selling a few acres of iland in Collins street The "lot" re ferred to was a slice of Collins and .jnzabeth streets, a corner block (says "The Melbourne H-Ierald"). Around his rostrum, the stump of an old gum tree, a motley crowd had gathered one afternoon in June, 1i37. ,iost of the spec~t.tors bad brought tneir stilts with them-there were cavl tics in Swanston street big enough to entomb a horse and waggon. A reckless Scotsman, who had tern porarily lost his presence of mind, bid fifteen pounds ten, but the auctioneer was in no mood to dally. After several lulls the bidding became quite bisk, and ?inally the block of land upon which the Equitable Build ings, Lonudon House, and other valuable business houses are built, was knocked down to Mr. Thomas Brown for £41. If the story of the first land sale in M1elbourne could be \writt...
SPAHLINGER T.B. CURE Specialists' Opinions [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
SPAHUNGER T1,, CURE Specialists' Opinions The views ot various authorities, pub lished in "The VLancet'" and "The Medi cal Journal," of London, on the Spah linger treatment for consumption, have been quoted in "The Sydney Sun" by the secretary of the New South Wales T.B. SaAors and Soldiers' Association. It was of special interest. he said, to n~6te that though a discussion and dis closure of results had been carried out for months the majority of doctors were most eulogiste in their references, and not one of them commented unfa vorably upon the trc-tment. A few of the opinions of specialists were appended: Wansbrough Jones-The cases now being treated, mostly discharged from sanatoria as incurable, could not fail to impress the most sceptical John .D. Rice-I can only describe the improvement as miraculous. L~eonard Williams--I have nothing but praise for the man. James A. W. Watts-After what I have seen of the results I am convinced that it would be a tragedy of the first magnitude...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
THP E DAILY TEST PROVES i ANCHOR .. . biOGROCERIES he Be JAMES A. GIBSON'S I. - | CONTINUES TODAY E E BUY WHILE THEY LAST 500 Yards 80 in. Osman Sheeting, White Twill. Ordinary Price 5/3. Vvile it Larts, SALE PRICE 2/11 500 Yards i2 in. Osman Sheeting, White Twill. Ordinary Price 4/" . While it lasts, SALE PRICE 2/6 100 Towels, Heavy White, 52 in. x 27 in. Ordinary Price 3/11. While It last SALE PRICE 2/3 SPECIAL, 2/11. SPECIAL, 3/11. 1 12', in. hmnmdti GlWnI - l1HAIR BROOM AND HANDLE . 2/7 lish .. ...... .......... .... HAND EROM ...... ... . 1 ' in. Ennn-dEl P EllH ... / [S| R N BRUSH.. .. .. .. 1/ I ixig non ...... ...... Ordinary Price .. .. .. .. .. 4/7 Ordiunry .pra .... .... .... ........ / 3vEDL E a T, gEE IR 5 1JI SET OF 3, SALE PRICE, 2/11 H 1 100 yds. 54 in. Bordered 1 IEtra QVaity hian . | Linoleam. . A Qrimo £22 5 USUAL PRICE 7/11" PRICE 5/11 YAR". £6 P / 1 lkdian Carpet. 1 Heavy lia Carpet. ! 9 ft. 2 In. x 9 Tt. 2 ft. 3 x 9. 0Ordinar= Prco RAT, I/ft BALE Ostha=t7-Pr o ...
WIT AND HUMOR [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
WIT AND HUMOR I "Have you ever seen a murder?" asked the befty tramp, accosting the traveller. "No," said the astonished traveller. "Well, give me a bob, and you won't." "I wonder." mused the family cat, after inspecting the new mIcruse-trap, "if that i.s :ntendcd as a labor-saving device for my benefit, or if I'm in danger of losing my situation?" To emigrate to the Dominions on the chance of picking up a job is asking for trouble. I have lived oit there and I know.--Mr. F. H. Hawkres, M:.P. "Smile," commanded the photographer. "You Icok too mournful." "ltut I'm going to use this in my bust ness advertising," the subject protested. "Well, don't you think it would be better for your business if you did not lool so so!em n ?" "No," was the surprising reply. "Who would employ a grinning undertaker?"
ARMENIAN RELIEF FUND [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
ARMENIAN RELIEF FUND Additional amounts received by the lon.' Tr'easurer tBrig.-Gen. S. Price Weir, D.S.O.): -Mrs. A. E. l'homas (third donation), Aber deen, £2 2:: Ilamley Bridge Congregational Church, £4 1Il;: E. J. Lahlmann, Brentwood, £1; T. B. Shiel.; Port Broughton. £1l 1/; E. A. Altu?l. Wilkwatt, £1 1/: G. W,. Chinner, Angaston, L] 1/; Mr, and Mrs. Ullindell, Lower Mitc!ham, £2 2/: J. T. Rowe, £1 1/; C. Hutton, Hiamrnlicy Bridge. £5: J. T. Bleyer, Broad Creek, £1 0/3: Hawthorn Bowling Club, £6 0/3: F. II. Cowell. Medindic, £1; Graham Major, Millicert, £1; grand total. £9,61 11/10. Mr. Essington Lewis, general mana ger of the Irokn Hill Proprietary Company at Nc-\w uetle, arrived in Ade laide this mnvorning by the Melbourne Express.
MILLGROVE TRAGEDY Appeal Before Court MELBOURNE, Today. [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
MILLGROVE TRAGEDY Appeal Before Court M?ELBOURNE. Today. The appeal of David K(elly, alias O'Keefe, against the verdict of the jury which found him guilty of ,man slaughter against Ada Florence Overall, an elderly woma.n, at Mill grove. near Warburton, was heard be fore the Court of Criminal Appeal today. The Court was composed of Sir William Irvine (Chief Justice), Mr. Justice McArthur, and Mr. Justice Schutt. The woman's remains were found in a charred state at the rear of her little homestead. It was alleged against Kelly that he poisoned her by a slow process and then burned the body. He admitted burning the remains, but declared that the old woman died a natural death, and that fright im pelled him to dispose of the body. After two protracted trials Kelly was found gu~ilty of manslaughter, but Mr. Justice Schutt deferred sentence pending the hearing of the appeal, which was immediately lodged. The appeal was brought on the groun. that the prisoner was under no legal obligation ...
METAL MARKET [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
METAL MARKET According to adviceq received by. the Austra lian Metal Exchange, the London Metal Exchange (middle) quotations for August 2 are as followv: Copper, standard, spot (ftall 12/6), £64 6/3. Copper, three monthfs fall 12/6), £66 1/3. Copp-ere, .electrolytic (fall 10/), £71 10/. Lead, soft foreign, spot (fall 5f), £24 2/6. Lead, forward (fall 8/9), £23. 16/3. Spelter, spot (fall 10/), £30 17/6. elter, forward (fall 10/), £30 12/6. Tin, standard, spot (fall 30/), £182 7/6. Tin, three montlch fall 30/), £183 7/6. Silver, standard, cash (rise 1-16d.), 26G 15-16. Silver, forvard (rise 1-8d.), 2/6 5-16. Silver, fine, cash (rise 1-16d.), 2/9 3-3. Silver, forward rise 1-8d.), 2/,'9 1-16.
TO-DAY'S PRICES [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
TO-DA Y'S PRICES The Retail Grocers' Associatmn of South Australia this morning announced the following selling prices for, produce:- EGGS---Farm, 1 /4 ; tested No. I, 1/6; new laid guaranteed !/8 a dozen BUTTER--Best factory, 2/ to 2/1; best separator, I/II BACON--B~st rashers, I /9 lb. HAMS--Best, 2/- lb. CHEESE -- Matured and semi matured, I /8 lb.; New Markls, S/ .6 lb.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
The Ballad of Poor Smith. Why don't The evening air was full of snow -'1 When Smith turned into Portland Row He boards and lodges there, you know, At Mrs. Ducks. ' Upon the wooden fence ahead, ' 1 A new advertisement he read: "'Woollens will never shrink," it said, "'W hen washed with Lux." 1 He scans the bill with careless eyes, And quite forgets the words so wise, Till later, as the firelight dies, His pipe he sucks: Then, gazing out into the night, By the street lamp's flickering light, He reads again the message bright Which tells of Lux. The room grows cold, the fire is dead, ' i Smith sett'es in his cosy bed, I Whereon clean blankets have been spread By Mrs. Ducks, She'd striven hard to wash them well And yet a sadz result befell Because, poor soul, she'd ne'er heard tell Of famous Lax. Smith thinks he's suddenly grown tall, S The blankets seem so strangely small: Alas, the widest of them all No longer tucks . His dreams of warmth and sleep are o'er, S The bedclothes slip towa...
"Night Life In Hollywood" [Newspaper Article] — News — 3 August 1923
"Night Life In Hollywood" So much has been printed and so varied have been the accounts given of Hollywood, the motion picture capi tal of the world, that it was decided to make a picture describing the life there as it really was. Apart from be inr interesting, the picture has the ad ditional attraction of giving -motion picture lovers a chance to look behind the scenes of that fascinating study the making of a motion picture. The action takes place in a small western city, and in Hollywood itself, and the great studios, with all their maze of sets- and scenery, with all their glare of lights, and the great stars, whose names are household words, as well as their homes, their work. and their play, are shown in in timate detaiL The picture opens at the Grand on Monday. Toreen May., the well-known Adelaide girl, has joined the Sherman-Ward Revue Company at the Majestic. George Loudcn, who has been looking after the interests of United Artists, has resigned. According to his present p...