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BATHING FATALITY Sydney, Dec. 8. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
BATHING FATALITY Sydney, Dec. 8. Walter Cromwe:l German, a motor engineer, 41 years of age, was i attacked by a shark when bathing in Middle Harbour, near Torquay Point, to-day. Mrs. German had accompanied her husband into the water, when she suddenly heard a soreaan and saw her husband dragged under the water by a large shark. Pluckily she swam to the rescue, and the shark made off. Mrs. German dragged her hus band to the shore, but he was dead, the right, forearm having been bit ten, the chest torn open, exposing the heart and lungs, and the right Ieg bitten through to the bone. Ow ing to shock Mrs. German became . delirious.
THE CENSORSHIP Melbourne, Dec. 8. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
THE CENSORSHIP Melbourne, Dec, 8. Comnmenting t'oday on the action of the Senate in refusing its ap proval to a war precaution reguilar tion relating to the censorship, the Prime Minister, Mr. Hughes, stated that despite the Senate, the Ministry had to endeavour to do that which was neaessary in the in terests of Australia and the Empire so far as the conduct of the war is concerned. It is understood that another re gulation to take the place of the one rejected by the Senate v ill be issued. sh, rtly.
RAILWAY FATALITY Perth, Dec. 10. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
RAILWAY fATALITY Perth, Dec. 10. John Forrest Maxwell (45), a .motor garage proprietor, of Fre ?mantle, was run over by a train and killed near North Fremantle on Saturday morning. Maxwell. was seen near the rails at Swan-street crossing, but took no noticoe of the engine whistle: The driver endeavoured to pull the train up, but before it stopped, Maxwell was struck and badly mutilated. ,,,? ,. .,-'- .....- . 5". ??
NEW RECRUITING SCHEME Brisbane, Dec. 6. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
HEW RECRUiWINC SCHEME Brisbane, Dec. 6. The Premier, when asked to-day whether any action had been taken by the Government in the matter of co-operating with the Federal Government in its recruiting scheme, said that the Government had not been consulted yet. The matter, he added, would probably be a subject for consideration at-a future Cabinet meeting. .From further remarks by the Pre mier, it appears that he regards the priposed scheme with no small mea sure of dubity. "I think," he said, "that any such proposed re cruiting campaign or scheme that - has conscription held out as a possible ultimate alter native would not be a success, because, in my. opinion, it would in terfere with voluntary enlistment. The responsibility rests with the Federal Government with respect to this scheme."
THE WOOL CLIP Melbourne, Dec. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
THE WOOL CLIP Melbourne, Dec. 5. No finality has been reached in the negotiations for the sale of the wool clip to the Imperial Gov ernment. The offer of the Common wealth to sell the clip at a certain price has not yet been replied to by the British authorities. The Prime Minister stated to night that he was daily expecting a communication on the subject, from London. The basis of the sale has been settled, and. it is under stood that something definite would have been. done .by. now had it not beefffor the political crisis in Eng
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
The Northern Territory.--Some few months ago a party of miners left Boulder for the Northern Ter ritory, having taken a contract for sinking a shaft. Mr J. G. Wil Hams, of Boulder, has'now received an interesting letter from Mr. W, H. Doyle, a member of the party,' in which he says :--"This place -s nct half as bad as most people make it out to be, but the polyglot 'opula tion would make your heart ache. The Northern Territory is the open door for aliens. The white men here show more hostility to hie Greek or Spaniard than they do 1i wards the Chinaman. I don't k.cw why, but the fact remains. Ti',e climate here is very peculiar. 'the winter months are very dry, for it never rains in the winter time. atui the sun, which is blood-red on uts mig, is as hot during the first hour as any other part of the day. The grass, which grows to in enirmoi, height in the summer (or, wrt seau son) dries and goes to seel iin the winter, and bush fires are ever pre sent. We have . been warned to get a...
STATE TIMBER MILL Perth, Dec. 4. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
1 STTE TiMBER MiLL Perth, Dec. -:. The Miniiter for Works has de eided to close down the Wo;araming timber mill. which is being .ont.roll ed by the State. t I". Mr. George said that the mill was one at which the State Department had been cutting the major portion of the jarrah supplies. As orders ,were rather light, the Government had decided to close the mill down for the time being, and to get such orders as they wanted cut at the nmil!a controlled by the Commis sioner of Railways, with whom ar rangements had been made. As far as the men at the Wuraming mill are concerned, endeavours are being made to give them employment at }the State mills at Bigbrook, and he thought. work could be found for: the majority of them.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
1. Quality. With. LEA & PERRINS' SAUCE, a few droas sprinkled over the meat, fish or cheese, &c., are all that is required: to impart the mostdelicious piouancy and. flavour. The QUALITY and concentration of its ingredients make a little of this sauce go BY ROYAL WARRANT a long. way. TO I.M. THE KING. The "Original and Genuine WORCESTERSHIRE. . ,+.'.~ ';. " " ,i.umanusemeassummonu
ALLEGED UNLAWFUL POSSESSION [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
ALLEGED UNLAWFUL POSSESS1ON Before Mr. W. A. G. Walter, R.M.; at the Kalgoorlie Police Court on Thursday, the hearing was con tinued of the charge against William James Kerr that he had on pre mises of which he was the reputed occupier, gold reasonably suspected of having been unlawfully obtained. The prosecution was conducted by Mr. Cook (Messrs. Keenan and Ran dall)i and the defence was sustain ed by Mr. P. F. O'Dea (]Messrs. Hall and O'Dea). Evidence for the defence was en tered upon last wqek, when the accused was examined on oath. Yes terday he continued his testimony. The witness said he told Detective Cleary that the stuff came from White, who had a cyanide plant at Lawlers. He refused to answer questions when the detective took out his pocket book. The gold seized weighed 14 oz. 1 dwt. Cleary weighed it on witness' own scales, and made an entry in a pocket book to the effect that they had "seized 14 oz. 1 dwt. from Kerr." The detectives and witness and 'his wife signed the s...
QUEENSLAND LEGISLATION Brisbane, Dec 6. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
QUEENSLAND LECISLATION Brisbane, Dec 6. In thle Legislative - Assmbly to day. the State Salaries Bill passea its second reading. 'The Premier explained that -the bill 'provided that State 'civil- per vants should be liable to ta?tion by the Commonwealth. The Act would operate from July 1, 1914. The Premier gave notice 'of his intention to ask leave to introduce a bill authorising the Government to acquire the Chillagoe and Eth eridge railway, and other proper ties.
PROBATES AND ADMINISTRATIONS Perth, Dec. 7. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
PROBATES AND AotINISTRATIONS Perth, Dec. 7. The. probates and administrations issued during the week were : Fanny 'Rodney, late of Woodanil liug, to Henry Rouney and Eli Quatermain, £4236. Bernard Henry Woodward, late of- Harvey, to Geo. Tho. Temple Poole, amount not stated. John Geo. Cosson, late of Fre mantle, to Elizabeth Cosson, £560. Henry George Hale, late of Dora kin, Wickepin, to Stanley Thomas Hale, £93. Frederick Thomas Samuel Water man, to Daniel Bolster, £265. Norman Francis Stanley, Cottes loe, to Maria Tuckett, £266. Margaret Bowen, late of Victoria Park, to Peter Joseph Bowen, £80. Francis Russell Webb, late of Lyall's Mill, to Jessie Russell Webb, £109. Alfred Huxtable; late of Boulder, to Betsy Johns Huxtable, £85. Oscar Cooke, late of Kununoppin, to Douglas William Symington, £153. Archibald Johnston, late of North Perth, to Eva Francis Johnson £70. Frank Leslie Hale, late of Dora kin, Wickepin, to Stanley Thomas Hale, £234. Charles Edgar Abbott, late of Perth. to ...
HOLIDAYS AND HEALTH [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
HOLIDAYS AND HEALTH The object of a holiday is usually to gain renewed energy for another year's work. A difficulty is that holidays are generally not sufficient ly long to accomplish their purpose. Jaded people go away for a fort night when they need a month or six weeks. Very often a holiday be comes a round of sight seeing that i.j as wearying as .work, and the holiday-maker returns as unfit as when he went away. If possible the holiday should be started in reasonable health, and if you are feeling tired, weary and limp, as most people do in our Aus tralian smnmers when the blood be comes thin and impoverished. you should not wait for your holidays, but begin now to build up your blool with a true tonic, and so invigorate and refresh your system. Nothing is more valuable for this purpose than Dr. Williams' Pink Pills. Over and over again they have been proved to be as good as a holiday to jaded men and women. If you cannot take a holiday, the value of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills is ...
CLERGYMAN'S SAD END Melbourne, Dec. 6. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
CUEn AYq'S SAO s .-END. Melbourne, Dec. C. The body of the 1Rev. Andrew Goodall. who for the past, twelve months has'been in charge of Rain bow Mission, was found in a creck at Dimboola, to-day. • Mr. Goodall had been staying at: the Commercial Hotel since Mon day. A maid. on going to his room this morning; found blood stains. The police were notified, and a search party was organised. Mr. Goodall's. hat, coat and boots were found on the bank 6f a creek. Ap parently he had tried to cut his throat. He left some letters including one to the Rev. Millar Smith, Modera tor of the Rainbow Church, dated December 6, tendering his resigna tion, and saying, "I am not' well, and circumstances are against me." Some notes on separate sheets of his diary, with a letter to his wife,) pointed to his haiing been despon dent.
DISTURBANCE IN PERTH Perth, Dec. 6. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
DISTURBANiCE iN PERTHI Perth, Dec. 6. Due chiefly to tj~e noisy element amongst some of the .eastern sol diers, a disturbance occurred in Barrack-street ' last night. The centre of the disturbance was a fish shop. kept by foreigners in that street. The authorities, - having' been warned of the probability of a disturbance, caused all such shops in tile city to be closed before eight o'clock. COrowds, chiefly civilians, began to congregate in Barrack street and amidst much, noise the disorderly ones indulged in loud voiced threats as to what they in-i tended doing. The presence of several very strong pickets and a mounted police patrol in Barrack street, however, had good effect, and the threats did not materialise -into action Several 'arrests, including sol diers and civilians, were made dut ing the evening, and at the City Poice Court this: morning two f the 'latter were each fined £3 and! costs, in default one month's impri sonment. The cases against two others were adjourned. A ...
STRIKE AT NAVAL BASE Melbourne, Dec. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
STfIKE AT NAVAL BASE Melbourne, Dec. 5. Some straight talk was indulged in to-day by the Minister for lFed eral Works, Senator Lynch, when a deputation from the A.W.U. wait ed on him and complained that under the Wages Board award the rates for sewer workers had been reduced, and the hours increased from forty-four to forty-eight a week. As a result, the men at the NavAl Base, at Western Port, had gone out on strike. After declaring that some of the men'e wages mad been focreased under the award, the Minister said: "If the men do not go back to work I by Monday, and thus take the pistol from my head, I shall not deal fur ther with their case; but if they do. I shall be prepared to go into it on the basis of arbitration. The policy of the party to which I belong is to settle disputes by arbitration. You 'Iave presented your case to the Court, and now you find the result is not satisfactory to you, and you come to me to get something extra. J do not see how it is possible for me to do...
GREAT BOULDER PERSEVERANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
GREAT BOULDER PERSEVER ANCE. During November 17,095 tons were treated, and yielded 3870 oz. -fine gold, valued at £18,533..- Value re covered per ton, 19/4.10. Expenditure.. • Mining, £7431; cost per - ton, 8/8.32. Treatment. £9213; cost per ton, o10/9.34. General expenses; £1177; cost per ton, 114.52. Total working expenses, £17,821; cost per ton, 20/10.19. Development account, £384.
A SCHOOLBOY'S CRIME Melbourne, Dec. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
A SCHOOLBOY's CRAIME Melbourne, Dec. 5. At the Sale Circuit Court to-day, Leslie Thompson, aged 14, pleaded guilty to a charge of having admin istered poison in a manner likely to endanger life at Combimbar on Sep tember 20. The fac?s are that Thompson was living with a family at Combimbar with whom John Patrick Ward, the schoolmaster, a single man, was boarding. Ward was also post master. A sum of money, about £1, belonging to the S'.ate school pat riotic fund was missed and Thomp son was suspected of the theft. Knowing that Ward suspected him, Thompson set. about trying to re move Ward. He obtained a tin of Stryohnine and put some in the milk and in the teapot which was used by the family with whom Ward was boarding. Thompson, instead of drinking his tea, went outside and threw it away. The milk was thought to be bitter and thrown out. Ward was in the habit of tak ing breakfast later than the family, and porridge was set aside for him on the stove. Into this Thompson stirred some ...
GREAT FINGALL CONSOLIDATED. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 12 December 1916
GREAT FINGALL CONSOLI DATED. During the month- of November, the 20-head of stamps ran 312 hours, and crushed 3872 tons for a return, of 1734 oz. of fine gold, valued at 717379. A parcel of slag containing 27 oz. of fine gold realised £109. Total value of yield, £7488. Expenditure. Costs, per ton, mining, £1 3/11; treatment, 10/2; general expenses, 2/4; realisation of bullion, 3d.; total costs per ton. 36/8. Total working expenditure, £7132. Good progress is being made with the erection of the battery on the Gold Blocks mine, at Leonora, and the manager anticipates that crush ing operations will be commenced In about 10 weeks' time. It will be remembered. that. some I time ago the Sons of Gwalia, Ltd., applied for and was granted a large area for' prospecting purposes at Mt. Lucky, near Laverton. . A. con-' siderable amount of prospecting work has since been executed by the company (writes the "Leonora Miner"), but the results have not proved satisfactory, and it is their Intentioi t...