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LEADING RAILWAY AGITATORS. LODGED IN GAOL. PRETORIA, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
LEADING RAILWAY; AGITATORS. LODGED :IN GAOL._ PRETORIA, Satuiday. "7 Connerty,: Pesident of the Railway Men's executive; Carsion, the secretary, and .Buckley, another imeibier of the executive, have been lodged in the gaol. - A quantity -of papers', were seized.. The arrests caused a sensationon. '.The railway men are now advancing other demands, besides the .reinstate ment of retrenched employee, namely, the abolition- of piece work, an eight uours' day, and standard wages. A meeting has been summoned for Sunday to consider the proposals.'The Government has not 'yet prohibited the meeting, but it is believed that the Governnient is considering the proclaR mation- of martial laiw. CLOSING THE COLLIERIES.?? .. JOHANNESBURG, Satur?ay.' Witbauk collieries nave closed, owing to. the lack of t'rucksow.:' g ,
SERIES OF MEETINGS. "NO VIOLENCE" URGED. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
SERIES OF MEETINGS. 'NO VIOLENCE" URGED. JOHANNESBURG, Sunday Midnight. A meeting of 9,000 people was held in the Market Square to-night, to dis cuss the strike. There were no police preseet, and the meeting was quiet and orderly. Resolutions were passed call ing on the Botha Government to re sign, , and deciding that the general manager of. the railways, Mr Hoy, must go.. It, was also decided to peti. tion the .British Government not to al low the Imperial troops to be used against the strikers. All the speakers urged the strikers not to use violence. A meeting of 2000 builders in Pre toria urged the executive council to de. elare a national strike in sympathy with the railway men.
CABLEGRAMS. REUTER'S SPECIALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
CABLEGRAMS, been en rolled and .vigilance committee men are patrolling the streets. Armed burghers are arriving to .guard the mines, thus releasing tlhe ordinary po? lice. Two hundred of ,the Scottish Horse have set out for Jagersf?itein, wherd the Basutos have risen.. :A. force of nrmed:burghers has escorted 250 of lhie natives out of the town. :Mr .W. W. Hoy, general manager of the Johannesburg railways,-,is optim istic regarding. the maintenance , i traflic. The Transvaal Labor party declares that the Government has outraged the constitution by arresting' the Labor leaders, and demands a'reorganisation of the railway and harbor trusts, so as to include representatives of Labor. At.Capetown a force is guarding the docks. There is not likely to be a strike on the Salt Mines railway. A' severe drought is raging in the Orange Free State, and if tralfic is up set the consequences will be serious.
A STATE OF SIEGE. GENERAL STRIKE ORDERED. JOHANNESBURG, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
A STATE OF SIEGE. GENERAL STRIKE ORDERED. JOHANNESBURG, Sunday. Already Johannesburg is like a city in a state of siege. Troopers and in fantrymen are everywhere. Shops and 'otels are barricaded, and public build ings closed. After a protracted discussion, the Trades Federation has recommended a general strike, and ordered a ballot to be taken among the unions by Tuesday. The mines will practically cease work on Monday, whatever the Federation's decision. A huge strike meeting yesterday pre vented the police from arresting Bain, secretary of- the Trades . Federation. Bain has since remnainoa at .the Trades Hall, protected by: a bodyguard. 11 NATIVES KILLED. CAPE TOWN, Sunday. Eleven natives were killed during the fighting at Jagersiontein. JOHANNESBURG QUIET.. CAPETOWN DOCKS GUARDED. JOHANNESBURG, Sunday Night, Soifar all is uiet in the city .- A Ingeo uIahr9 special police hove
CABLEGRAMS. REUTER'S SPECIALS. TRANSVAAL STRIKE. MAIL TRAIN DYNAMITED. NO ONE INJURED. MARTIAL LAW PROCLAIMED. JOHANNESBURG, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
OABLEGRAMS. TBANBVAAL T8PIKE. MAIL TRAIN DYNAMITED. NO, ONE INJURED. MARTIAL LAW PROCLAIMED. JOHANNESBURG, Saturday. The Cape mail train was dynamited at Witwaters Rand' last night. The front wheels of the pilot engine were blown off, and an extensive portion of the permanent way was damaged. For tunately nobody was injured. Martial law will be proclaimed to-morrow. - STRIKE' LEADERS ARREBTED. The strike leaders. Waterston and Poutsma, have been arrested for sedi tious utterances; as well as Field, seere tary- of the Railway Men's Society. Two mounted union regiments from Patcherstroom and two infantry regi ments have set out on a march to the Rand. The drivers of the train at Patcherstroom refused to convey police to the Rand. The police of Natal are now entrain ing for the Transvaal. Five hundred mounted rifles are quar tered at the Pretoria barracks. This active defence force will be mainly enm ployed in protecting the railways. Glendon, Liviugstone, Munroe,. and other Labor orat...
PANIC AT JAGERSFONTEIN. WOMEN AND CHILDREN FLEE. JOHANNESBURG, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
PANIC AT JAGERSFOMTEIN' WOMEN AND CHILDREN `FLEE.'' JOHIIANNESBURG, ;Saturday. TheI.gwmen and i.hildren at ,Jagers" fontein..were, seized by: panic,; and fled to;Fortsmith, ,from which place a:inum ber of armed men galloped and-motored to therelief:of ~he residents;.: . i -.The: situation in. Natal is.more grave. Troops are guarding the railway,:lines. :. BASUTOS INVADE THE. TOWN. CAPE TOWN, Saturday. " It appears that the Basutos at the Jagersfontein mine rezused to "workc They armed themselves with a variety of implements, and attacked the whites, whom, they alleged, kicked a Basuto to death. The Basutos wrecked the com pound, taking money intended for the miners' wages. They then quitted the compound, and proceeded to invade the town. -.A few trains at Bloemfontein are running, the drivers being under police.:protection. .
RAID BY NATIVES. SEVEN KILLED; 38 WOUNDED. BLOEMFONTEIN, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
RAID B. NATIVES. SEVEN KILLED ; 38 WOUNDED. BOI )MFONTEIN, Saturday. :All the available inembers of. thecitiý zion forces 'at Bloemfontein: and:ll- the available police have been ordered' to proceeal to Jagersfonteini by 'sp ciial train K: is reported that, the natives have quitted the compounid. The E uropeai are inii laager and have;requested.helpJ; A later 'message stiate's that 00 nit tives'raided Jagersfonitein.' Five hiun dred 'whites; defended the towwi. Seven inatives were killed ahnd ;38 wounded. while upwrds of ia dozen.glhites (aere
STRIKE ATMOSPHERE. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
MTIIlKE ATMOSPHERE. That one little thoughts:,regarding the activity apparent at.WVilliamstowx. anln in the port of Melbourne generall. is not needed to remind me that .we 'arL living in an atmosphere: of: strikes,: which is oppressive to trade: and de= velopment generally. The. Betufort strike still continues, though the :men. are now seeking a conference, and the disease. which is chronic at Wonthaggi, has again assumed disturbing propor tions. On Saturday the clippers "downed tools," and in consequence the nmine was idle again. At the siug gestion of the committee of. manage' mIent of the Miners' Union, "the amen will, however, resume work on Monday, but the executive will wait'on Mri Browne, the manager, and ask for an in-. crease of wages, and if this is not granted it nmay be expected that the n?nc will again go out and the mine will be at a standstill. Perhaps the best thing that could happen would be to close dow,' for a few weeks.
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. THURSDAY'S ELECTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
Sou-uam o?:uamE LETTER THURBDAY'S ELECTION. More than usual interest is being ;hown in the election contests to take place on Thursday next, and it is plain. ly apparent that Ministers are anxious .s to the results.. Nor do their fear, culminate only at Boning, where Mh Hutchinson has found a very doughty opponent in Mr M' Rae, a well known farmer, of distinctly Liberal ten. deucies, and a man said to 'be very popular in the district. Several Minis ters have been detailed to assist their ,olleague, but from reports to hand it is qluestionable if their well intentioned ,llices have been very greatly appreci ated by the electors. Nor is the Pre Smier's seat at Essendon a perfectly cer tain one. Following its usual tactics, the , Age," which so recently lauded premier Watt as the one man who could steer the ship ,of State straight, has turned upon him with a fierce viudic tiveness which is quite unwarranted, but that its attack will result disad vantageously to Mr: Watt is a matter of ...
A QUESTION OF PROPRIETY. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
A QUESTION OF PROPRIETYi.: Now tlhat the hot weather ?ad the holidays are with us the question 'o: the conduct of certain people (and he3 are numerous) along the sores of our great port is becoming one that' ms sooner or later be seriously grapples with. In some places, though mixec bathing is permitted, and is freely in dulged in, people are not allowed to lie hbout or walk on the sands in bathing costume, and this ukase has given many offence. Some restraint is, how ever, necessary both with bathers and campers. for liberty has grown into li tense, and the conduct and garb of some of the youngipeople is anything but decorous and decent. Some parts of the coast, indeed, cannot at the pre sent time be described as desirabhl spots to which a well brought up fain ily can be taken for a Wteek end rest The difficulties in remedying the trou ble are, however, great. Onl-' a Sunday or two ago a lady going to a St. Koil: church attracted the notice of all the passers by. The day was.oreezy...
TARRED ROADS. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
TARRED ROADS. : The good people of that very;.im:' portant Gippoland town of Sale are hav= ing a good time on a good road. ..Th muniripality has indulged .in. a, tarred road, alnd the people are .taking; ad vantage of it to indulge in.roller skat ing, etc., but all. the incidents are not of a pleasant character, for a cyclist of two have tact disaster by skidding o: the smooth surface, and quite a number of horses have come down. However, Sale is on the right track. The well tarred road will be the thoroughfare oi: the future, and the sooner the new idea is generally adopted the better. ,: We have a very good object lesson here. A portion of tihe St. Kilda road has been tarred, and is reserved for mechanically propelled vehicles, and the road. is a: pleasure not only to the happy owners of motor cars, but to all who pass-along the road or dwell in the neighborhood.: The rubber tyres 6f the mot9rs" do not cut up the roadway. Indeed, they appear to keep consolidating. and im proving i...
HUSBAND'S SKIN TORTURE AND WIFE'S LEG SORES. WONDERFUL DOUBLE CURE BY ZAM-BUK. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
.,UBAND'S S TIN TOBTUR? E AND WIFE'S LEG SORES. WONDERFUL DOUBLE CURE BY ZAM-BUK. Zam-Buk is daily demonstrating its excellence as a family remedy by cur ing the most obstinate cases of skin lisease and inflamed sores. Two :pleidid triumphs for Zam-Buk heal ing have just been revealed by Mrs ii. Berry, of Ruth street, Perth, W.A. 'My husband," Mrs Berry says, "was nused great pain and disfigurement by an outbreak of itchy eruptions on his face. The disease, a kind of eczema, irst appeared in httle blisters, which hurst and formed into running sores. Every effort to get rid of the trouble was fruitless until my husband hap pened to try a pot of Zam-Buk. "The balm brought him splendid re lief. The painful irritation was stop. ped with the first applications, and as he persevered with it, Zam-Buk cleared away every eruption and left his skin juite clean and healthy. ' I also have Zam-Buk to thank for euring me of a bad leg. Following a mild stack of fever, the limb sudden ly broke out ...
OBITUARY. MR J. NELSON JONES. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
OBITUARY. MR J. NELSON JONES. Concerning the death of Mr J. Nel- son Jones, of Ararat, which was record- ed in our last issue, the Bendigo cor- espondent of the Ballarat "Star"' writes as under:—"General regret was &nbsp; &nbsp; expressed in Bendigo on the receipt of the news on Friday of the death at Ararat of Mr J. Nelson Jones, at the age of 87 years. Mr Jones opened the first chemist's shop in Bendigo, but &nbsp; evenutually his health gave way and he &nbsp; established a brewery in Lucan street. Mr Jones was for many years treasurer of the Bendigo Benevolent Asylum, and took a leading part in the estab- lishment of the Bendigo Mechanics' Institute. He was also a life gover- nor of the Bendigo Art Gallery." The funeral took place yesterday af- &nbsp; ternoon, when the remains of deceased were interred in the Ararat Cemetery. The remains were encased in an oak casket with silver mountings. The &nbsp; service at the grave was conduct...
The Ararat Advertiser TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1914. The secretary of the Ararat Citizens !and acknowledges a donation of £1 from Dr. Matthews. The monthly meeting of the commit toe of- the Ararat Hospital and Benevo IJ.nt Asylum will be held at the Town ihall this evening, at eight o'clock. Mr J. H. Scullin has decided net to -,ntest Corangamite at the iext elec t!ons. Nominations will shortly be called for those willing to contest tli seat in the Labor interests. The Ararat Citizens Band held/ a r:stred recital at Alexandra Parl on iunday afternoon last. There ;bas a food attendance, and the numbers reu d!red by the musicians were ?pt dh ap preciated. Accounts await payment at the Ara rat Sub-treasury ior tled following : J. Maenanmara, Arara?Borough Council, Crossley and So "-. Hillman, L. W. Martin, . R.B atthews,- W. Simpson and Co., W. ..Grano, R. Anderson, E. C. M' Gibbof. 0. M'iNeill, B. D. Speed. The drawing of the art union for a picture in connection with the recent carnival of the Ararat; brinch ...
THROUGH THE HARVEST FIELDS. WILLAURA DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
THROUGH THE HARVEST FIELDS. BY " HICKORY'' IN THE " AUS- TRALASIAN," &nbsp; WILLAURA DISTRICT. It seems only the other day that this district sprang into prominence for wheat producing; but the pioneer in this change, Mr G. C. Hesketh, at one time the manager of Mount William Estate, and now a prominent land owner, reminds one of the swift passage of time, by mentioning that about 1898 share-farming started here. There &nbsp; were then 62 tenants on the Mount William Estate, cropping 22,000 acres, &nbsp; on shares; and so good were the returns that, when the property was subdivided, it sold readily, and prices ran up fairly high then and afterwards. The rain fall averages about 23 inches, and the soil resembles greatly the wheat-produc- ing lands at Navarre, to which the new railway line is running from Crow lands, the buckshot country between Dookie and Violet Town, in the North- east, and the land which to-day is pro- ducing such heavy crops, through the We...
TRAGEDY IN BEDROOM. FATHER AND SON SHOT. SYDNEY, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
TRAGEDY IN BEDROOM. PATIHER AND SON SHOT. SYDNEY, Saturday. At an early hour this morning a tragedy occurred at "Stoke Edith," Fairfax road, Bellevue Hill. The vic- times were:--Hardy, Walter Houston, 45, director of the city jewellery firm of Hardy Bros., Ltd., and his son Alan. The tragedy is as yet unexplained. Mrs Bessie Hardy, wife of Walter Hardy, was awakened by the sound of revolver shots in her son's bedroom. She jumped out of bed and hastened to the room where she found her husband lying on the floor in a pool of blood. He had a wound in the right side of his head, and a five-chambered revolver, containing two discharged shells, was near him. Alan Hardy, clad in his pyjamas, was lying unconscious on the bed. He was also bleeding from a wound in the head. Assistance was obtained, but the fa- ther was dead already, and the son died when being removed to the hos- pital The bedclothes. were saturated with blood. The bullet had pierced the young fellow's skull, tearing its way ...
PRESENTATION TO EX-CONSTABLE WOOD. AT THE ARARAT COURT HOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
PRESENTATION TO EX-CON- STABLE WOOD. &nbsp; AT THE ARARAT COURT HOUSE. After the business had been trans- acted at the Ararat Police Court on Saturday morning last, Mr T. G. Grano rose and said that he had a pleasant little duty to perform and that was to make, on behalf of the people of Ara- rat, a presentation to ex-Constable E. J. Wood, who had retired from the force after having resided in Ararat for about thirteen years, to-enter into busi- ness at Moyston. Speaking of his own knowledge of Mr Wood, during the whole time he had practised at the Bar, he could say that when Mr. Wood had cases before the court, he al- ways presented them in such a fair manner that there was no room to cavil. In fact he was the beau ideal of a policeman. .He never knew Mr &nbsp; Wood to perform any act of an unfair nature, and when he had a painful duty to perform he always did it in the most pleasant way possible. He con- sidered that the force would be the loser by his leaving, and...
STAVELY. [Newspaper Article] — The Ararat Advertiser — 13 January 1914
STAVELY. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; On Tuesday afternoon last Mr Han- nan, live stock agent in the Railway Department, visited Stavely and was waited upon by Messrs Jas. Gordon and B. Habel, who requested on behalf of district farmers and sheepowners that sheep trucking yards be erected at the local station. The deputation pointed out that in the district served by the Stavely railway station there were 21,000 sheep, and that under exist- ing arrangements the stock had to be taken to Willaura or Glenthompson to be trucked. Mr Hannan was sympathetic and ex- pressed the view that the number of sheep in the district and the volume of business likely to be done at the rail- way station justified the erection of the yards asked for.