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HUGHES CERTAIN TO GO. FORMATION OF COALITION CABINET. Temporary Arrangement. SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
HUGHES CERTAIN TO GO. FORMATION OF COALITION CABINET. Temporary Arrangement. SYDNEY, Tnesdnv. The movements of Mr. Hughes' in Melbourne to-day were shrouded in mystery. ' , , Mr. Cook conferre-1 w.'th. a number of his followers. -It is understood Mr. Cook and Mr. Hughes ha.ve been in communication on the subject of the Im perial Conference. - It is 'confidently expected a definite sLucemeni win oe made on the subject of ? Australia's representation in a few days. It- is regarded as certain that Mr. Hughes will go to England and that a temporary coalition Government will be formed . ? * One of Mr. Hughes' supporters stated that Mr. Hughes was certain to go,. -A11 that remaln'ed now to be done was to arrivie at ?a.' ^leftnjlt'e arrangement for carrying on the Government during Mr Hughes' absence. - *
BABY BOY LOST IN BUSH Army of Boy Scouts Out. SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
BABY BOY LOST IN BUSHf., Army- of Boy - Scouts- ..Out. ^; SYDNEY. .Tuesday. A three-year-old boy wandered into | the bush on the North Shore line yes terday afternoon. -? - ' „ , .Subsequently 100 boy scouts scoured the , countryside and 'succeeded in find; ing- the child this morning; apparently, none the worse- for his experience, al-' though' he had travelled several miles over very rough country. When found he was walking about unconcernedly without his knickers 'and boots, which were lost during the night.
RAILWAY CLERICAL STAFF. Increase in Wages to be Given. SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
RAILWAY CLERICAL STAFF. ''Increase in Wages to be Given. A deputation .from the Staff Officers' Association interviewed the Chief Rail way Commissioner to-day asking' that the lowest grades of the clerical staff of tho railway and tramway service- ,who wei-e receiving less, than, what was de clared a living wags'jby the Industrial ! Court .be increased. .'''? Mr. Fraser in replyf'sa'id he hs.d de cided 'to raise the wages of the clerical extra staff from thelfmiftiimim to . the maximum by 5/ &. week throughout/ 'He added that it was always.' his' wish to meet Ms employees jn. adjusting' their ?,fisvances, wihile- aots ? overlooking his -luiy to the public. ' ' --? ' 1 - ^ .
COMMONWEALTH METEOROLOGY. Heavy Rainfalls Likely in Northern Part. SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
COMMONWEALTH METEOROLOGY. Heavy Rainfalls Likely in Northern SYDNEY. Tuesday. There has been a remarkable distri bution of pressure over the * eastern half of Australia during the past few ' days. One representative of the type usually responsible for cyclonic thun derstorms is affecting a considerable area, thus - local hea.w fniia frnm H10 partial intensification in the region oc cupied t-y the monsoonal disturbance have been experienced at a number of places in Queensland and New South Wales, but' particularly in the former Siate. Reports are somewhat belated, owing telegraphic interruptions, but from those to.' hand it is judged that there is every;' likelihood of a continu ance 'of the severe thunderstorm condi tions in Queensland and their extension Southward to New - South Wales. Warm hot heavy sultry weather should rule generally. Violent local squalls may occur in any part of the north-east half of the ~State ,-but chiefly in the northern areas. Owing to the gain of energy ...
NEW RAILWAY BOARD. Probable Division of Duties. SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
NEW RAILWAY BOARD. Probable Division of. Duties. SYDNEY, Tuesday. , The new Railway Commissioners have taken- up' their duties.' ?? ' , It is probable the' division of duties will be as follows: — Mr.' Fraser, Chief Commissioner, policy a.nd general' super- vision;^ Mr. Milne, Assistant Commis sioner, traffic; Mr. Cann, Assistant Com missioner, contraction; Mr. Fox, Assist ant Commissioner? staff matters., The Commissioners will work-in, co operation with one .another, ?.. -
ALLEGED BIGAMY. Accused Committed for Trial. MUSWELLBROOK, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
. ALLEGED BIGAMY. . Accused Committed for Trial. IVroSWIELLBROOK. Tnesdnv. At the police 'Court to-day before Mr. - Fincham, P.M., ,Charles Thomas Spratt w-as charged with bigamy, and with hav ing on 15th November, 1905, married Margaret Mason, at Merriwa, an-1 yn the 26th February, 1916, gone through the torm of. marriage with Bridget f-\l- tves,ter Skiffington, at Quinndi. Both women and the witnesses at both ceremonies gave evidence, an.l at the close of the testimony, accused, en lieing formally charged, said he wished £q^'say- 'nothing, but would plead 'ot gijflty.' He was then committed to take hllStriaK'at the Quarter Seiwl-u*, Sin gleton, on 19th February next. Bail was allowed in one surety of £40.
NO ONE TO BLAME. Father's Dying Deposition. SYDNEY. Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
NO -ONE TO BLAME, v Father's Dying Deposition. SYDNEY, Tnesdav. Tn connection with the case of an ilaerly man,. Alfred Toombs, who was found shd. in the. abdomen, at a resid ?-n'io at Paddington- last night, his son Frank, aged 17, was subsequently arres ted ' and charged with maliciously .vonnding hisr father. , The victim's dying depositions were taken. In these he stated that he re 'eived the wound as - the . result of an aocident, and, that no 'blame attached to anybody.
THE ALLIES BURST THE PEACE, BUBBLE. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
THE ALLIES BURST THE PEACE. ^ . BUBBLE. ? -The Entente's reply to the German - and' [American peace proposals bursts the bubble -which has been floating 'during the, last fortnight in the airy ? imaginings of Teutonic and neutral .self-styled humanitarians. The Allies effectually dispose of the hypocritical ' ' contention th.at no good purpose can be served by- a c9nti.nna.nee 'of ' the 'bloody struggle.) They point out, in cisively that this sudden consideration for the interests of ^suffering humanity has been impressed .npon Germany only qfter -she -has. seen the impossibility of realising her ambitions 'by force and at the moment -when- ' she is' confronted ?with the 'fnll possibilities of -her crimes against -civilisation. They dispose clearly and expeditiously of the lying Teutonic claim that the Fatherlarfd only entered the war to defend it-self against enemies w'ho thought the time had ar rived to humble it and deprive it of its right to legitimate expansion. The facts of th...
LATE TELEGRAMS. DOUBLE DROWNING ACCIDENT. Young Children Caught in Current. Heroic Little Boy. SYDNEY, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
LATE TELEGRAMS. ] - - «a» ? m DOUBLE DROWNING ACCIDENT. Young Children Caught in Current. -Heroic Little Boy. SYDNEY, Tuesday. a aounie drowning accident occurred in, .the Manning River yesterday. , Thomas Connelly, his wife, four s--n,3, and two daughters started, on a boxrtng trip to the upper reaches of the vivtr. The younger members of the party started to paddle in shallow water. Two daughters were soon in difficulties and were carried away by the current and not seen , again until the bodies were recovered two hours later. ' n-A brother, aged 13, made an heroic | effort to 'rescue' the victims, -but was compelled to abandon the attempt, be ing unable to swim. '
BRITISH MOVEMENT COMPULSORY IMPERIAL PREFERENCE. (Published in "The Times.") LONDON, Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
BRITISH MOVEMENT COMPULSORY IMPERIAL PREFER ' ? ... . f.\ ' ,- ENCEi y.? ? ??:. , ?. . (Published1 in! s'T[\y\, Times.') '- 1 ' ' ?'%-'? 'T.OND*ON- Tuesday.^ . The Colonial/ in^titijlKK- is receiving' snlisilnetory replies) .to'Jfici'r'eular in-vjt,--, ing- the Domi'iuonf.* 'Go^Vnments ank . Cbambeis of ,^6ipmoroe^' endorse the 4 policy of the'|(-bli^ir'orY*pur('n'n?e of1 Imperial good.^prcjferp'nU^'f to Briti-.h' ! rsoritrnrts ?wlio'rbi pb'*.-ihlp ' *j Such of the ckble news on this page, $0 headed has appeared In 'The Times.' and is cabled to Australia by special ocrmission. It should be( understood that the opinions are not those of 'The , Times,' unless expressly stated to bi 80. ? /_, ^_j \
THE TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
THE TURF. - Si ' Balarang's easy victory in the Car-' rfn-ton Stakes, in winch he broke the Australian 'record; stamps Mm as one. -«' the best hoises 'at present ovef that fetance in Australia ' He' will -prob-. '.blv riot get into any race with any bin- npafly ai, light as the wxegm m arried on Saturday, but even with mcli heavier -burdens; he looks like omeibing, that .wiill'-have to- 'be reckon A withi in any ? Sprint races' in the lufure. ? _ J Tat'tersall's Cup resulted in an even ?asier victory^ than the Carnugto.n, ''hantemerle winning -by the length of a cam of horses. Canzone and/Wallace [sinWass again filled, the places, but »ven a second -p-ce eight lengths be bind the winner' is nothing, very gfori 5US. ' A very short-priced favorite in BalT arung won on Saturday and Chante-, merle, though not favorite, must have been a loser to the books. The regulations under the Totalisa ?tor Act will'bcTgazettod eaVly in the isomtog month. The various clubs have been communicated wit...
AGRICULTURAL. COTTON-GROWING IN AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
AGRICULTURAL. CO-IYTON-GROWING IN' AUSTRALIA. Possibilities and. Prospects. Considerable attention has been given oy the Department of Agriculture to the possibilities of cotton being 'profit ably produced in New South Wales but a brief summary, of results obtained at lanco experiment farm and also on the farms of one or two private growers1 will indicate that the prospects are very slight. A statement supplied by the Executive Committee of the Advisory Council of Science and Industry, pre sents a general view of the prospects of- the industry in Australia that is well worth perusal. A very large area in tho northern Darts of Australia lias a climate suit able for the growth of cotton— indeed it has been estimated that the area suitable for the crop in Australia is greater than that in the United States, where two-thirds of the world's supply is at present produced. At the time of the American 'civil war, under the stimulus of very high prices, 26 million pounds of ginncd'eot ton of...
BUTTER QUALITY. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
BUTTER QUALITY. The Now Cream-Grading- Conditions. In an interesting little table the Dairy Expert sets out the quantity of butter of each grade that was manufactured during July, August and September of this- year, those being/the months dur ing which the Dairy Industries Act was first in actual operation. The particu lar value of the table is its indication of the quality of the butter manufactur id under conditions of compulsory grad ing of cream now prevailing in this State: ? . During July, 77% per. cent, ,-of -,the butter'- manufactured was graded 'choi- cest,' 19 per cent, 'first grade,' and 3*/. per cent, 'second grade.' During August, 83% per cent ..was graded 'choicest,' ' 13 per cent, 'first grade, and 3% per cent, 'second grade.' . During September, 79 per cent, was graded 'choicest,' 16 per cent, 'first grade,' 'and 5 per cent, 'second grade.'- Present and Prospective Improvements. It will be seen that for the month of July, 77% per cent, of the butter made was choicest...
PRISON WORSE THAN WITTENBERG. Cruel Cowardly Huns. Fraud on U.S. Doctor. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 3 January 1917
PRISON WORSE THAN WITTEN BERG. Cruel Cowardly Huns. ? - Fraud on, U.S. Doctor. ' A shaineTul -record1 of Hun cruelty, neglect,, and cowardice is contained in a British Government report on the treatment of British and other prison ers- at Gardelegen last year. In brief it is worse thian Wittenberg., JThe report is based on the accounts given' of their experiences at the camp by Major P. C. T. Davy, Captain Ar thur J. Brown, and Captain ScottWil liams, all of the R.A.'M.C. Major. Davy and Captain Brown were brought to tho camp from Magdeburg when typhus threatened, and Captain ScotUWiiliams while it was in- progress. O-lie camp, when the outbreak oc cunred .contained . 11,000 prisoners— 4,000 Russians, 6,000 French, 700 Bel-' sjians and about 230 British — who were deliberately mixed in, the various bar rack rooms. - The commandant dedined to spread the men over all the huts and those occupied were much over crowded. Major Davy says: The overcrowding was such as I have nevetr before ...