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WILLAURA NEWS. Friday. HALL COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 14 March 1914
WILLAURA NEWS. (From our own Correspondent.) Friday. HALL COMMITTEE. The usual meeting of the Willaura Hall Committee was held on Tuesday evening last, when there was a good at. tendance. The circular from the head master of the Ararat District High School, in reference to the Educational Conference which is to be held at Ara rat on Saturday, 21st inst., was dealt with. It was decided that Messrs Woolcock, Lindon and HEargreaves should represent the committee at the conference. .The report of the trea curer showed that the overdraft at the bank at that time was- £92/6/2. A number of minor matters were attended to. DISASTROUS BUSH FIRE. On Tuesday evening last a most dis astrous bush fire broke out in this dis trict, it being alleged that it was caus ed through lightning. As it was thought tao fire was merely the burning of stubble, very few people turned out to the scene of operations, at Greenvale. Mr I-. Gellert lost about 50 acres of grass, and Mr B. Loader a similar amount, toge...
LYCEUM PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 14 March 1914
LYCEUM PICTURES. There will be three star pictures ini the programme of pictures to be shown at the Lyceum Theatre this evening. The biggest star will be an .Indian drama, "The Big Horn Massaeire," in' which three hundred horses are en gaged, and the battles between . the soldiers and Indians are the last word in realism. "Her Wedding Gown" forms the second star, and is a splen did drama by the A.B. Co. The third star is the "Mystery of the Dover Ex press,". a great detective drama. Be sides these numerous stars, there will be a -hos? of other assorted pictures.
ENGINE SMASHES GATES. MAN HURLED INTO DRAIN. ACCIDENT AT BEAUFORT. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 14 March 1914
ENGINE SMASHES GATES'. MAN HURLED INTO DRAIN. ACCIDENT. AT BEAUFORT. As the inter.State excursion train from 'Adelaide was approaching th'e Beaufort railway station about 1.15 p.m.-on. Thursday, an exciting accident happened, at the gatehouse at the wes tern end of the yard. The train was in 'charge of Driver Fearless, who had Driver M'Minn travelling back with him, and as the gate wrs approached the whistle was loudly sounued three or; four times. Mr- T. Tyrrell,° the gatekeeper, was absent on leave, and had Mr Seymour Baker, a man of over 60 years of age," relieving him. Hear ing the train coming down the steep in clino and nearing the gatekeepier's lodge, Baker hurriedly opened the wes tern gate. ' He had' the easter~ 'one half-way aeross- ,the- "traek-when .the train.came down upon him. 1 The gate post was rooted up by the force or the nmpact, and the shattered gate upended against the fence. Amon'g those who saw .the accident some doubt exists as to whether ;the engine head sta...
PROPOSED MIING OPERATIONS AT WILLAURA. THE CONTINUATION OF THE ARARAT LEADS. WILLAURA, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 14 March 1914
PROPOSED ?INING OPERATIONS AT WILLAURA. - THE CONTINUATION OF THE ARA RAT LEADS. (Prom our Correspondent.) WILLAURA, Friday. On Saturday last a number of .gen tlemen interested in mining met .at Willaura. After discussing the possi bilities of the Ararat alluvial leads finding their way Willaurawards, it was' decided to send a deputation to gel bourne to interview the Minister for Mines and the Director of the Geolo gical Survey branch with the view, of having a series of bores put down. at Willaura to test the country. The opinion was advanced at the meeting by several experienced mining men that the trend of the Cathcart and Langi Logan leads were in the direc tion of Willaura, and also that the leads from the Grampians converged there. The deputation that was ap pointed to visit Melbourne comurised Messrs T. W. Murphy, T. Wileman and A. Rose, .the latter being an experi enced miner residing at Mafeking. On Tuesday last the deputation men tioned went to Melbourne and inter viewed ...
MANSION SET ON FIRE. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 14 March 1914
MANSION SET ON FIRE. A Suffragctte outrage was committed at Edgbaston (Birmingham) in the early hours of this morning. Women (poured petroleum over the wood work of Park House, and thuo set light to it. The flames burnt themselves out, and only slight damage was done. INCENDIARISM AT NOTTINGHAM. LONDON, Wednesday. Suffragettes set fire to-day to several large btacks of grain at the Corpora. tion Sewage Farm at Nottingham. The daiuage amounts to several thousands of ponn.s,
GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 14 March 1914
",I i. . : NBA L ... "-! A force of brigands descended on the river': port of Loka-Kou, on: the left. liank of the Nan-kiang, 200 miles north? west of Hankow. They sacked the British and American factories there; and 'seized 700 rifles` and ammunition. The brigands impressed 2000 coolies to remove their loot. The training ship, Wellesley? which is stationed. at, Nortlh Shields, -caught fire on Wednesday, and in a verysehort space of .time the .vessel was blazing furiously. There were 290 boys aboard at the time, but fortunately all of them were rescued safely. " The difficulty that is being .experi en-ced at- the present time in securing emigrants from Great Britain for, the Overseas-:Dominions.:is well-:illustrated y.the case. of Canada. The bookings of emigrants, for Canada to date this year are 68 per cont. less than for, the same period in 1918.. .News. has been" received ,in Paris of the occurrence ofL a cyclone in MIada gascar :onpthe second instant. :.A tidal wave experienced...
TURKISH AIRMEN. ANOTHER FATALITY. TWO AVIATORS FALL INTO THE MEDITERRANEAN. JERUSALEM, Thursday Night. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 14 March 1914
TURKISH AI.BEN j irAN\OTHER FATALITY.. .. TWO AVIATORS FALL INTO THE . . EDITERRANEAN, " : · JERUSALEM, Thursday Night. Another disaster, to the; Turkish aviation f6rce has been reported. Two Turkish aviators, Murai Bey, and Is mail Bey, iwere flying: over Palestine, when the machine fell. Both airmen were: thrown into the. Mediterranean Sea, but both..were able :;-to- swim ashore. Murai Bey was, however, so overcome by shock that he died. soon after landing.
CAPITAL AND LABOR. SPEECH BY MR ASQUITH. LONDON, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 14 March 1914
CAPITAL AND LABOR. SPEECh BY MR ASQUITH. LONDON, Thursday. Speaking at the Associated Chambers of' Copimerce banquet, Mr Asquith, the Prime Minister, said that employment in Great Britain during the past three years had reached its nighest point, but against the higher wages was a very, substantial rise in the price of commodities. It vas satisfactory to know, however, that prices of food during the first quarter of 1914 showed some reduction. Mr Asquith added that the growing strength of capital and labor organisa tions was not a disquieting phenomen non. Much more disquieting was a growing disposition in many quarters to rebel against the decisions of organii sations which represented the trades unions.
AN INDIAN CRIME. ACCUSED MURDERER ACQUITTED. CALCUTTA, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 14 March 1914
AN INDIAN GRIME. ACCUSED MURDERER ACQUITTED. CALCUTTA, Thursday. A sensation has been caused by a Hligh Court of Justice jury composed of six Indians and three Europeans ac quitting by six to ;nree, the student, Kanto Roy, of the charge of having murdered Police Inspector Chose at Calcutta in January. They also, by 5 to. 4,-acquitted him of the murder of a spectator, but were unable to agree on the question of culp able homicide in the case of the death of the spectator. The judge has ordered a re-trial. For the defence it was argued that Roy was prejudiced by the police pub licly giving rewards to witnesses of the crime for capturing the accused, whom the police styled ''the murderer." The Russian army estimate provides for an eupenditure bf £12,500,000 on -?o a?d .orcd, . - "
DISTRESS ON THE BAND. 2000 WORKLESS, 2000 EMIGRATE. JOHANNESBURG, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 14 March 1914
: D8ISTRESS ON THIIE BAND. - .2000 WOR LFE?S 2000 EMIGRATE.. - JOHANNESBURG, Wednesday. The Rand municipalities are organis. iag relief measures to alleviate the' diei, !ress created by'the recent strike.. Twol 'housand miners are 'out: of employment?. despite the .fact that a similar number. have left South Africa since the strike. l A PROBECUTION 'DROPPED. .PRETORIA, Thursday. The South African Government has, ropped :the prosecution" of Mr Con zerty, President of the Railway Men's society, and a number of other 'ýabor: Leaders, for speecles delivered- on 'the ;th June :
SOUTH AFRICA STRIKE. BURNT DOCUMENTS. QUESTION IN COMMONS. LONDON, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 14 March 1914
SOUTH AFRICAN SBTRIXE. BURNT DOCUMENTS. . QUESTION IN COMMONS. LONDON, Wednesday. . hen Mr Creswell (leader of the 'outhl African Labor party) accused 'lhe Union Government a fortnight ago ;f having ordered the burning of the e'nsorship instructions issued during: lihe strike, General Smuts (Minister of O)efence) stated that he telegraphed to Pretoria on 16tl February an -order to turn a-secret document from the Brit Jhi -War Office, relating to certain mat i'rs of-world-wide importance. In the House of Commons to-day Mr Arthiir Henderson (Labor) askcd whe Ier'theo 'BritishGobverninent had"giveni iintructions to the South African- Go ,ernment to destroy secret 'documents ,elating to Imperial Defence. - Colonel Seeley, Secretary of State for War;,re-; .ilied that no particular instructions to? ;hat effect had been given. .