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THE UNEMPLOYED Perth, Feb. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
THE UNEMPLOVEI Perth, Feb. 9. A deputation of Labour represen tatives waited upon the Premier, Mr. Wilson, to-day, regarding the number of unemployed who are un able to obtain work. It was stated that building tradesmen were the principal sufferers, tihough, in ad dition, and from 150 to 200 mesn had been recently put off from the gold fields water supply main. Of the building trades it was stated that 75 per cent. of the plumbers and bricklayers' unions were out of work, with practically no prosýeet of immediate enmployment. Amongst those seeking employment, there were practically none who were eligible for active service. The Premier gave a sympathetic reply. He said he would not do anything to help those who were eligible for active service, but for the others he would do all he pos sibly could. Whilst the Govern ment could not accept, the position that it should provide work for those who could not get it, the de putation could rest assured that everything possible would be done...
ABORIGINAL'S TRAGIC ADVENTURE Brisbane, Feb. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
ABORIGINAL'S TRAGIC ADVENTURE Brisbane, Feb. 11. A sensational story of adventure on the part of 22 aboriginals, five of whom, it is feared, have perished, has been received by the Commis sioner of Police from the police offi cer at Thursday Island. It appears the aboriginals form part of the pearling crews of sev eral pearling interests, and deserted in four dinghys. They encountered adverse seas and tides, and one of the dinghya was swamped. An other had previously been abandon ed, and a number of the men then attempted to swim a distance of ten miles in waters which in one place are infected with alligators. The police party, while searching the coast, came across four men who had landed from the dinghy. The fugitives made off, but were pursued, and three were captured. The fourth man escaped. This left 18 still to be accounted for. A fur ther search df the island was made, and fourteen of the deserters were found wandering about in the serub. One who previously escaped was among...
FIRE IN WHEAT STACK Perth, Feb. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
FIRE IN WHEAT STACK Perth, Feb. 5. On Saturday afternoon, a Lrg broke out in John Darling & Sons wheat stack at Fremantle. The tug Uraidla ran alongside, and the cap tain utilised his salvage pumps. As sistance was quickly rendered by the Harbour Trust boat Invincible, and the North Fremantle Fire Brigade. The fire was quickly subdued, but, so far, the damage has not been estimated. - e ------- m m -- -
GOLDFIELDS PIPE LINE Perth, Feb. 6. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
COLDFIELDS PIPE LINE 1 Porth, Feb. B. Mr. Lambert, speaking to the "Miner" representative to-day, commented upon one of the Wilson Government schemes of retrench ment. He said: "I am asking several other members to join me in interviewing the Premier in con nection with the scheme of re trenchment taking place in the maintenance and repair staff of the Goldfields Water Supply scheme. I am told by. reliable men that 170 men have already been knocked off. This is serious, for dry weather is the best time to carry out extreme ly necessary work, repair and main tenance on the pipe line. I am writing to the municipal authorities and the Chamber of Mines, K?l goorlie, to join in protesting againgq this drastic stoonage of repair work on the nine line, and point out that much' of it cannot be dispensed with, having due regard to the safety of the fields. The wnole thing is more serious, as. many of the men whose services have been dispensed with are" on the perman ent repair and maintenanc...
ADVANCE TO FARMERS Perth, Feb. 6. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
ADVANCE TO FARMERS Perth, Feb. 6. The Colonial Secretary, Mr. Cole batch, in the Legislative Council to day, moved the suspension of the standing orders for the purpose of submitting the following resolution, which had been received from the Legislative Assembly :-"That the Prime Minister, having agreed to advance the necessary money, this House approves of the payment of 3/ per bushel as the minimum price for the purchase of all f.a.q. wheat grown by farmers during the season 1917-18, on delivery at a railway siding, such wheat to be subject to the conditions applying to the pre sent Wheat Pool. and to the pro visions of the Wheat Marketing Act; 1916, and any amendment thereof.'; The Minister said the Federal au thorities had earnestly requested; that they should know the result of the appeal to. Parliament of this State without delay. He explained the purpose of the resolution as out lined by the Premier in the Legis lative Assembly last week, which was that farmers of the State s...
GT. BOULDER PROPRIETARY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
CT. BOULDER PROPRIETARY. During 'January the Great Boulder treated 17,697 short tons of sulA.ide ore for 3245 oz. of bullion by amal gamation and 8961 oz. of bullion by cyanidatiom. A!co treated 2896 short' tons of old tailings for 239 oz. of bullion. Total oz. of ballion 12, 445. Total estimated value of re turn, £45,788. Expenditure. Total Cost.--Ore extradtion, £10, 353 7/6; coat per ton, 11/8.41; ore i reluction. £9,243 14/; oust per ton, 10/5.36; general charges, £568 1217; cost per ton 7.71d. Total working expenses, £20,165 14/1; oest per ton, 22/9.48. Residue re-':reatmentr expenses, £1423 17/10; mine development, £679 2/1; plant :and machinery. £78 12/10. Totasl expenditure, £22,350 0/10.
ASSOCIATED NORTHERN BLOCKS. Iron Duke Lease. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
ASSOCIATED NORTHERN BLOCKS. Iron Duke Lease. For the month of January, triobu tet,' treated at public mills, 321 short tons of ore, yielding £788 10/5 ; profit, £9 1613. Victorious Leases. For the month of January, 2000 short tons of sulphide ore were treated for a yield of £4,543. Expenditure. Ore extraction, £1,259 12/10. Ore milling, £1,857 115. General expenses, £293 18/5. Total working expenses, £3,410 12,'8. Mine development, £199 19/. Shaft sinking, £143 13/1, .Plant and machinery, including buildings, £77 4/1. Total expenditure, £3,831 8/10. Profit, £711 11/2.
GT. FINGALL CONSOLIDATED. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
GT. FINGAtL CONSOLIDATED. . During the month of January the 20 head of stamps ran 300 hours and crushed 3820 tons for a retur?n of 2066 oz. fine gold, valued at £8537. A parcel of slag contaitling 61 oz.' of fine gold realised £245. Total value of yielJ, £8782. Expend?iure. Costs.--Mining, £1 6/5 per ton; treatment, 10/9 per ton; general ex peuses, £/1; realisation of bullion, 4d. ; total costs per ton. 39/7. Total working cxlendsture, £7604. To!al development, £152.
DECEASED PERSONS' ESTATES Perth, Feb. 9. Probates. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
DECEASED PERSONS' ESTATES Perth, Feb. 9. Probates. Walter Beaumont Vibert, late of Subiaco, to Edmund John Vibert, £396. William Osborne Shelton, late of Subiaco, to Mary Anne Shelton, amount not stated. Isaac Davey, formerly of Brown Hill, and late of Cottesloe, to Fred erick' Davey, £829. William Partington late of North Fremantle, to Jane Partington, amount not stated. Rowlands Oliver Wheeler, late of Mt. Lawley, to Olive Annie. Mills, £193. Letters of Administration, with Will Annexed. Walter Henry Holt, late of Glan wyre, Manley, near Sydney. New. South Wales, to Perpetual Trustee Company, Ltd., Sydney, £2246. Alfred John Gardiner, late of Footscray, Victoria, but latterly of Dalmswoode, Queensland, £150. Letters of Administration. Catherine Healey,late of Subiaco, to Thomas Maurice Healey, £10. Stuart Halbert Edgar, late of North Perth, to David Edgar, £222. James Wight, late of Queen's Park, to W.A. Trustee Co., £417. Emma Todd, late of Kwakalup, to George Henry Todd, £431. L...
DEGREE NISI GRANTED Melbourne, Feb. 9. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
DECREE NISI DRANTED Melbourne, Feb. 9. In the Divorce Court to-day, Bes sie Cooper, of St. Kilda, 52 years of age, sought a dissolution of her mar riage with Henry Ashley Cooper, 61 years of age, on the grounds of de sertion. The parties were married on May 13, 1884, and there are three children. Petitioner stated that she last heard that he was Examiner' of Titles at the Titles Office, Perth. - A decree nisi was granted.
THE ASSOCIATED G.M. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
THE ASSOCIATED G.M. , During January the Associated treated 7762 tons of ore for a yield valued at £9614. Expenditure. in cluding £462 on development, amounted to £9005, leaving a nett profit of £609. The monthly returns since Janu ary, 1915, are, given below: Tons. Rev. Ezp. 19165 Qan. ..... .. 10,745 10,114 11,046 Feb. .. .. 9,491 8,063 10,691 ýIarch .. 10,812 9,696 12.255 April .. .. -. 10,409 12,372 11,260 .lay .... .. 10,077 10,195 11,502 June ......... 10,455 12,231 11,532 July ......... 11,113 12,072 12,087 'August ..... 11,230 12.332 12,063 Sept.......... 10,853 10,534 11,551 Oct . ... ... 10,633 10,803 11,554 Nov. ....... 10.077 11,708 11,269 Dec. ......... 8,486 10,820 9,800 1016 Jan. ......... 5.870 7,611 8.608 Feb. ... ...... '.655 10.498 8,960 iMarch *., 9,307 12,620 10,295 Arril......... 8,731 11,003 9,700 'May ... ...... 9,511 12.751 10,479 June ... ...... 9,649 12,297 10,210 July. ......... 9,011 12.058 9,798 aug. ... ...... 6,038 8,689 7,595 Sep. ......... 0604 10,4...
STRONG LABOURERS WANTED FOR WORK IN GREAT BRITAIN. Melbourne, Feb. 6. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
STRONC LABOURERS WANTED FOR WORK IN GREAT BRITAIN. Melbourne, Feb. u, The Minister for Defence said to day that the Commonwea:th Govern ment had received cabled advice from the Imperial authorities that there was a serious shortage of strong labourers in Great Britain for constructional work in connection with the war. Large numbers of men accustomed to heavy work were wanted,.- and the Government had been asked if it could help. It had therefore been decided to offer as, sistance to the extent of 1000 men of the kind required, and arrange their despatch to England as quickly. as possible. The. men selected must be betweeti 21 and 50 years of age, of strong physique, and used to hard work. N.avvies, fettlers, and la bourers in other occupations requir ing the best physical stamina are wanted. This was not a matter of enlistment, and uniform would pot be worn. The men would go as civilians, but in home service would render valuable help to the fighting force. They would be regarded a...
KALGURLI G.M. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
KALGURLI G.M. Last month the Kalgurli milled 9220 tons of ore for a yield of £16, 080. Expenditure totalled £10,907. The following return shows the Kalgurli G.M. Co.'s revenue, ex penditure and profit since January. 1915. Itev. Exp. Prof. C £ 4 1915.- Jan. .. ~.- ? 0. 20.729 11,580 9149 Feb. .... .. 10.916 10.701 9125 March . . 90,838 11.833 9005 Ait, .. *. .. 20,710 11,571 9139 May.. .. .. 20.8" 11.753 9142 June .. .. SC 2 63 11.743 9120 July ........ 19.463 12.258 7205 Aug. ...... ... 17.387 11,086 570. Sep. ... .... 16.800 11,178 5829 Oct. ... ...... 17,161 11,521 5640 Nov. ......... 180,870 11,306 t..J Dec. ... ... ... 13.587 10.482 3105 1916 Jan ...... ... 15,286 11,423 4243 Feb..... ...... 16,205 10,855 5350 Mar. ....... 16.715 11.414 5301 April... ...... 13,110 10.995 2115 May ... ... ... 17,220 11,920 5300 June ......... 17,066 11.860 5206 July ......... 17,382 11,795 5587 Aug. ......... 16,353 11,193 5160 Sep. ... ... 16,461 11,312 5149 Oct. ..... ...16,396 11,185 5211l Nov...
NORSEMAN. SHIPMENT OF SCHEELITE. Norseman, Feb. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
NOBSEMA &. SHIPMENT OF SCHEELITE. Norseman, Feb. 5. Mining generally, apart from the two principal mines, the Mararoa and Viking, has been very quiet since the Christmas exemptions. The State battery has not re-opened, and Messrs. Rawlings, Bullen, and Rum ble's battery has not been working, although some parcels have been booked. Immediately the periodical boiler inspections are disposd of, it, is the syndicate's intention to drop the stamps. Work on the Crown G.M., owned by Mr. A. Donaldson, is in full swing, and the fortunate owner is enthusiastic concerning the future prospects of his show. . ie is now driving both north and south, and is reported to be on good stone. Messrs. A. J. Hill and Johnson, on the Mararoa Extended, located im mediately north of the Crown, are also energetically developing their property, and although, as in the case of the Crown, the reef is hard and small, it is plentifully endowed with' the precious metal. Peterson Bros. and party, who are ope...
JANUARY OUTPUTS. IVANHOE GOLD CORPORATION, LTD. OUTPUT JANUARY. 1917. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
JANUA1RY OUTPUTS. IVANHOE GOLD COdRPORA FION, LTD. OUTPUT JANUARY, 1917. Battery.-19,510 tons crushed for gold valued at .£10,997; average per ton, 11/3.27. Sands.-9084 tons treated for gold valued at £4621; average per ton, 10/2.08. Slimne.-.--8793 tons treated for gold valued at £10,793; averange per ton, 24/6.58. Concentrates.-1?33 toes treated for gold valued at £5832; average per ton, 71/5.12. Total.-19,510 tonls treated for gold valued at £32,243; average per ton, 33/0.63. Expenditure. Ore treatment, 9/5.91 per ton, £9280. Minining, 11/5.04 per ton, £11,140. General expenses, 1/5.59 per ton, £1430. - Realisation of bullion, 4.18d., £340. Total working expenses, 22/8.72 per ton, £22,170. Dividend duty and income tax. (estimated), £800. London and Colonial office expen ses (estimated) £270. Total expendit.ure, £23,240. Estimated profit, £9004. Date. c c . oo' To-? Dee. 31. '02 452,4"0 £2,059,818 911 Dec. 31, '03 167,027 552,232 6811 Dec. 31, '01 184,303 535,927 5811 Dec. 31, 03 ...
INTERSTATE MINING CONFERENCE PROPOSED BY NEW SOUTH WALES MINISTER. Sydney, Feb. 7. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
INTERSTATE MINING CONFERENCE PROPOSED BY NEW SOUTH WALES MINISTER. Sydney, Feb. 7. The Minister for Mines, Mr. Fitz patrick, has decided to communicate with the Ministers for Mines of the various States with a view to hold ing a conference to discuss the whole mining situation of the Com monwealth, and then wait on the Prime Minister and the Federal Treasurer by deputation. Among the points being consider ed are the question of prices paid for various ores, charges for treat ment, and matters afecting their export. The effects of the proposed wartime profit tax on various classes of mining are also to be con sidered. "Every effort," said Mr. Fitzpatrick to-day, "should be made to increase the mineral output in Australia at the present time, when it is so greatly needed, otherwise the allies will have chiefly to secure supplies elsewhere, and the profits, instead of coming to Australia, will go to Africa and other countries."
QUESTIONS IN STATE PARLIAMENT Perth, Feb. 7. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 13 February 1917
QUESTIONS IN STATE PARLIAME-NT Perth, Feb. 7. 1 In tge Legislative Assembly to day, Mr. Lambert asked whether it I was a fact that 170 men were dis char ed from the goldfields water supply, whether the engineer ap proved of the retrenchment as economically justifiable, and whether the curtailment of maintenance and repair would not seriously affect the pipe line, and cause an increase in; repair costs in the near future. Mr. Foley gave notice that he would ask whether there were npmerous complaints about the con-1 dition of th permanent way be tween Merredin and Kalgoorlie. If there were,' would the Goverr ent have a special inspection made at the earlieBt possible momeqt t Mr. W lk, will qk the Mlater for Works (t) whether bqo read evidence o Lte fer pe;r elau. (2) In viewo was prepared to p eý the i. n o o . dela G oreiqt nm chase, stack, or transport wheat o: settlers on the mallee lands in the Esperanoe distriet.,and if it was pro posed to give the settlers aid and facilities to...