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FARMERS' CONFERENCE Melbourne, Dec. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
FARMFRS' CONFEREIN E M-elbourne. D)c. I!. In regard to the confnren.-e of. representatives of farmers' organisa. tious from all the States, whielr hlad been called together by tile .Painte Minister, Mr. Hughes-stated ih':, he had explained the -potition of the wheat pool in relation ho fveiitaht-and marketing generally, and .that- mat ters affecting the genera.l welfare bf the wheatgrowers were dis'cus.sed at length - A motion was submiitod traoigly supporting the request v hiinh has re cently been made for the. appoint ment of a direct rep reseniative of thd farmers on re. Akutraliani Wheat Board. This was agr'vetd to unanimously. The Australian Wheat Board will meet to-morrow to consider the. re quest of the farmers to be directly represented, - and Mr. Hughes will subsequently call the confee~? (, to gether again either to-morrow or Wednesday, .after" he has consulted the board and -Cabiniet -. ot the matter.
STEWART DIVORCE CASE Melbourne, Dec. 12. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
SlEWAiT DIVORCE. CASE Melbourne Dcec. 12. iTe. Chief Justice, Sir John .Mad den, gave judgment to-day in the suit, which James Cooper, Stewart,. 60) years of age, senior partner in the firm of Malleson, Stewart & Co., solicitors, petitioned for a di- vorce from. Edith Rosa Frances Stewart (36), on the ground .of de sertion.. - The parties- were married in August, j911. S'tewart .was then a widower, and Mrs. Stewart, then Cowling, had obtained a divorce from her husband. The settlement. made by Stewart on his wife amoulted.to £18,000, bringing .in an annual income of £1050.. Sir John Madden, in giving judg mont, reviewed. the evidence. at. length. He said-. that Mrs. Stewart, after marriage, resented the fact that Stewart was unable to secure her acceptance in certain circles in Tocrak. Regarding the- -statement by Stewart, said the Chief Justice, that his wife made a promise that if she should marry again she would hand over the property. in the settle ment to his daughters,...
DISCHARGE OF RETURNED SOLDIERS Melbourne, Dec. 12. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
OIS3NACE01 FIETORNED 8L0lERS Melbourne, ;Dec.'. 12. In regard to a recent militir .ln struction ordering the discharge of returned men from the A.I.F., the-I Minister for Defence, Senator Pearce, explained to-day that re turned invalided soldiers, while per manently unfit for further aotive ser vice, would be recommended for dis clarge from the A.I.F. by the medi cal officer in whose care they were when (1) their medical or surgical' treatment was finished;. (2) they would not be further benefited by further medical or surgical treat ment; or (3) their treatment would be further prolonged. That recom mendation would then he sent to the principal medical officer, and, if confirmed by him, the man would be notified that he should apply for a pension. No man would be recom mended for discharge who would be further. benefited by active medical or surgical treatment unless his treatment was likely to be pro longed. Where the treatment was likely to occupy some time, the man would get his...
SOLDIERS' APPRECIATION OF Y.M.C.A [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
SOLDIERS' IAPRIECIATION OF "Any funds :raised -foir the assist ance of the Y.M.C.A. could nbt be better devoted, ' Writes Sergeant Consedine, formerly of Irrewillipe, in a letter to a friend. in Colac. .Everybody who subscribes has the assurance that the inoney is used in the best interests of the imen," says Sergeant Consedine. "The Y.M.C:A.. .is a- feature of every group of camps on Salisbury Plain, and the value of this splendid or ganisation is everywhere apparent, both in, the enthusiasm and cour tesy of its staff, and the efficiency of its equipment. It would be im possible to even estimate the great advantage of the institutions to the cýmps. I can recall their small but welcome efforts in the Victorian Easter camps, which, at the time, were practically unnoticed by the authorities. They are now recog nised as camp institutions which perform genuine service, and the manner in which the exigencies of the present situation have been met is a testimony the organisation at tribut...
FARMERS ON WHEAT BOARD Melbourne, Dec. 12. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
FARMEI?? UON WHEAT 8OARD Melbourne, Dec. 12. The- Australian Wheat Board met to-day to consider the recommenuda tions of the Interstate Farmers' Conference that a direct represen tative of the farmers should be ap pointed on the board. The Prime Minister, Mr Hughes, who presided, submitted the recommendation on -behalf of the farmers' conference, but it was not approved by a. ma jority of the members of the board present. A full meeting of the board will be called bY. the Prime Minister as early. as possible, to give further consideration ' to the matter. 'As. two of the members of the board are in .other States, it will be several days before the board can meet; aid it is therefore improbable that the Prime Minister will be able-to coai municate the_boird's decision onthe matter to the Interstate .Conference of Farmers while the :delegates to the confeiredice are still -in Melbourne The decision 7Will hliave to be com. muiicated to the farmers' orgaiisb tions' in -the various State...
AUSTRALIANS IN ACTION Perth, Dec. 15. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
AUSTRALIANS IN ACTIONl Perth, Dec. 15. The following is the 251st list of casualties a..-ong West Australians with the A.I.F.: WEST AUSTRALIA. DIED OF WOUNDS. Corporal W. A. Sansom, Boul der, previously reported wounded; Privates L. Cottage, England,. pre viously reported wounded; " D. F. O'Loughlin, Perth, previously rd ported wounded and d-dangerously ill;. L. Flanagan, Claremont. WOUNDED. Gunner H. C. Whitchurch, Be' mont, wounded and :returned to duty; Privates A. Jackson, Perth, second occasion, previously reported returned to duty; E. P. Coles, Boul der City, severely, previously re ported wounded, second occasion; Corporal J'. A. Murphy. Coniet Va!e; Private W. Tyack, Moreland (V.), severely, previously reported wounded ;. Corporal D. Selkirk, Perth severely, previously reported wounded, second occasion; Privates C. J. Digwood, Collie, and seriously ill; F. Ryan,. Boulder City; E. Car ter, England, and seriously ill, pre viously reported wounded; W. R. Dunning, Waroona (N.S.W...
DISMISSAL OF A PILOT Perth, Dec. 14. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
. DISMISSAL OF A PIL1T ". Perth, Dec.. 14. In the early part of the year, the steamer Ulysses went.. aground at the mouth of the Fremantle harbour.. As a result of the Marine Conrb inquiry, Pilot A. Williamson, who was in charge of the vessel at the time, was -dismissed from the ser vice. In consequence of.. represents. tions to the Government, it has now been decided to appoint Mr. A. 8. Canning, P.M., as a Royal Commis sioner tq minquire -into the circum' I stances of the stranding of. the Ssteamer.
DISTURBANCES AT BOULDER LARGE NUMBER OF CONVICTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
OIST pANES AT 'BOUOLDER LARGE NUMBER OF CON 'VICTIONS. 'The Boulder Police Court -was crowded Wednesday during the hear iiigj of the adjourned prosecutions against a number of persons on charges in connection with the raid on Greek shops on Saturday even ing. The 'Resident Magistrate heard each case, and delivered his decisidns' at the conclusion of 'the list. : ine Portch. Eine Portch was charged with having had in his possession a tin containing three tins of cream and s quantity of cigarettes, reasonably "ispdcted of- having been unlawfully bbtained. Accused pleaded guilty. plainclothes Constable Pitman said :e went into the Strand Cafe anid -found the accused with the articles in his possession. Accused told the court. the articles were. given to him to hold. A fine of £5, or two months' im prisonment, was. imposed. Walter Rigby. Walter Rigby was charged with having wilfully and maliciously dam aged the property of Mrs. Linn. Mr. Scott, for the accused, en tered a plea of not gu...
REMOVAL OF FLOUR DUTY Wellington, Dec. 13. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
REMOVAL OF FLOUR DUTY Wellington, Dec. 13." The Auckland United Flour Mill/ Employees' Union passed a resolu tion, entering an emphatic -protest against the removal of the duty on flour as the object intended will not be accomplished, and the re sults will be disastrous to the mill ing industry of the Dominion. The price of bread in Dunedin has been raised to 9gd. The-master bakers are urging the. Government to fix the prices of wheat. flour, and bread
BOWLS. LEAGUE PENNANT MATCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
BOWLS. LEAGUE PENNANT MATCHES. The Saturday pennant season was opened, on the 9th inst.-that of the "A's" at Boulder, and the "B's" at Kalgoorlie. The weather was emi nently suitable for the games, and there was considerable interest in the results, which were as follow :- "A" Pennant--Kalgoorlie Defeat Boulder. Both clubs had their best avail able strength, and had practised fairly well. The green was in fair order, -and the surroundings, as usual,, magnificent. The following were the personnel and scores: *Rink. No. 1.--Kalgoorlie: T. D. Allan, G. Hodgson, F. K. Murn,. Dr. Walker '(captain), 31 points. Boul der : T. Williams, M'Nerney, A. Rice, P. Refeld (captain), 15 points. Rink No. 2.-Kalgoorlie: C. 3. Smith E. E. Brimage, A. B. Wil son, F. W. Cox (captain), 16 points. Boulder: A. Goss, S. Teede, H. J. Edwards, Dr. Irwin (captain), 24 points. Rink No. 3.-Kalgoorlie: A. "Beyr thien, J. W. Nelson, C. A. Allen, Rev. C. Taylor (captain), 35 -points. Boulder: H. Goss, F. Mitchell, J...
TROTTING. W.A. ASSOCIATION MEETING. Perth, Dec. 10. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
TROTTING. W.A. ASSOCIATION MEETING. Perth, Dec. 10. A successful trotting meeting was held on the East Perth track on Saturday night. The following were the results: FOURTH DIVISION. One and a quarter miles. Doreen Wilkes, 35 yds. bhd. (May nard) ...... ..................... 1 Wilkes W., 175 yds. bhd. (Fisher) 2 Winnie Patch, 75 yds. bhd. (Boag) 3 Seventeen others started. Betting: 4 to 1 agst. Little Hil ton, 5 to 1 the winner. Won by two lengths. Time, 3 min. 42 sec. FIRST DIVISION. One mile and a quarter. Iownit, sor. (Craven) .......... 1 Huon, 10 yds. bhd... (Fox) ... ... 2 John Redmond, 65 yds. bhd. (Ryan) ................ 3 Nine others started. Betting: 3 to 1 agst. lownit. Won by three lengths. Time, 3 min. 10 sec. SECOND -DIVISION. One and a half miles. Jack Madden, ser. (Heale) ... ... I Gladys Childe, 25 yds. bhd. (Fol land) ... 2 Bee Line, 15 yds. bhd. (McDonald) 3 Eight others started. Betting: 3 to 1 agst. Bee Line, Jack Madden. Won by seven lengths. Time, 3 min. 51* s...
PHARMACEUTICAL EXAMINATIONS [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
PHARMACEUTICAL EXAMiAWATINS The results of the half yearly ex an?inations held at ,the Technical: fichool, Pertlh, and $cbool of Mines,. Kalgoorlie, are as foli s :- Preliminary: L. Rossell, C. Kal- ,a .man, A. P. Davis, H. Westlake, and F. B. Hicks passed the full examin ation in all subjects. Intermediate: F. G. Doepel pass ed in all subjects; J. McLean. C. D. -Everett in botany,, materia: medica, pharmacy and, practical chemist?y; 1N. J. Oollett, botany, materia medica and pharmacy; R. Cohen, practical- and th&oretical chemistry; D. L. Ardagh, botany and practical chemistry. Final: J. H. Whitlock passed in all su'bjects; C. H. Davies, -J. Rowe, Ri. M. Plenderleith 'and. G. T. Treby passed in materia medica, botany,. pharmacy, a~id chemistry (theory and practice), R. Green and E. Goýates passed in 'chemistry (theory and practice). Printed And wablislied by S. S. fHocking, for 'the proprietors. HIocking and Co.., Ltd.. at tlher Printing Offices.. Hannan-sftrect. Kalgoorlie,...
WHAT WE CAN DO IF WE WILL. SOME LESSONS TO BE LEARNED. MOST GIGANTIC BISINESS CONCERN IN WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
WHAT WE CAN DO IF WE WILL. SOME LESSONS TO BE LEARNED. MOST GIGANTIC BISINESS CONCERN IN WORLD. "The truth is that we have none of us known ourselves what we. were canable of under the stress of war until we tried," says the "Westminster Gazette."' "Two rears ago it would have' been considered a total impossibil-' ity that this country could .have be tween four and five millions of men s'erving in Army and Navy, and mil lions more occupied solely in muni-I tions and in construction and repair for the Navy, without bankrupting 'the country and bringing civil life to .a standstill. We have done it, and in addition nrovided vast .sums of money for our: Dominions and Allies. "The discovery that we can do it is of vast importance for peace ad w~ell as war; and we hope the grand experience of the munition works will show us that we' can so organise our industry as greatly to increase production .and wages, and yet.'eive a large margin for: leisure ' and hap ,piness, when the war strain is...
SECONDARY SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
SECONDARY SCHOOL SCHOLAR- ' SHIPS I - - ·c-----..-. In connection with the recent etx amination held by the Education Department-. for scholarships - an entrance to the. Goldfields Hig)i iSchool and Perth Modern Schoolt the following pupils from Brown Hill : School were successful.: James Jukes, Davie Muir, Leslid Pillage, and Rhys Thomas.. _ During the past few years the Menzies State School has been ,ver successful in gaining scholarship4 given by the department. In th recent examinations Thelma Ramm; George Ferguson. and Charles Hamt ilton gained bursaries, and. Georgq Richards was granted five year4 free tuition at the. Goldfields liigh School. Among those :wlio recently gaineed entrance scholarships at the Easit. ern Goldfields High School is Mile som Porter, of the South Boulder School, Miss Alma Joyce, a ..pupil of the North Kalgoorlie School, his gain ed a scholarship, which entitles her to five years' free tuition at th. Goldfields High School. . John Costello, a pupil of t...
CAPTURING TURKS IN THE DESERT. VICTORY OF THE LIGHT HORSE. LETTER FROM A TROOPER. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
CAPTURING TURKS IN- THE DESERT. VICTORY OF , THE LIGHT HORSE. LETTER FROM A "'ROOPER. Mr. McCarthy, of Esperance, has received the following letter from 'his' son, Edward, who is with the Light Horse in Egypt: "It is now near the .end of August. I am in the nmachine gun squadron. Went through the machine gun school and was then detailed to the squadron. We are mounted and carry rifles exactly as before, and, in addition,the machine guns. Wro t you from Moascar, where I spent a very good time, such as good times are in this country, for Ismailia is very refreshing after the desert. We have shifted around a -bit since I last wrote you., We went to Kan tara west, then back, then on to Romani. "All roun'd our camp are little ?,usters of graves--our chaps who fell. They have crosses on them formed by unexploded shrapnel cases and shell oases (brass) a foot long pressed into the loose sand. Some have their hats on top, with -their names showing, and some 1hve a bottle with a piece of pape...
PERTH TRAMWAY TROUBLE Perth. Dec. 12. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
PERTH TRAMWAY TROUBLE Perth. Dec. 19. Negotiations are still proceeding in connection with the tramway trouble.. ' Cabinet discussed the matter to-day, and decided thatkM the whole thing was at present ini the hands of the Commissione.r fo Railways, it was the' desire of thi Minister not to in any way inteo fere with his conduct of the negoti Stions. Mr. Burbanks the discoveri t? the well-known Burbanks. Gift Gold Mine, arrived in Coolgardie. by Tues day's express. - It is some .five-years since Mr. Burbanks has been, - fir Coolgardie, during which period he Shas . visited the Gulf country' on..!d.t inspection of .mining properties," nd also the: whole of the other -tatei oni similar business. - Mr. Asquith has a sharp attack iof Influenza, and - will be detained at Walmer for a few days, says a cablegram received yesterday from London.
THE Western Argus PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY. KALGOORLIE, DEC. 19. 1916. PEACE BLUFFS AND NEUTRALS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
THE esfer grgus PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY. . KALGOORLIE, DEC. 19. ].916. PEACE BLUFFS AND NEUTRALS. The Gorman peace overture, ab surd as it seems to us in so far as its te ams have been revealed, serves a three-fold purpose for its authors. First and foremost, the proposal set out in t e Rteichstag with Ith most transparent humbug and most sickening hypocrisy about "human ity"---is presented to the German people as & concession to their comn plaints and: miseries through the war. It solemnly- reiterates thi? blatant lie that Germany began the war simply for self-defence, not for' spoliation, robbery and oppression. It professes abhorrence of war, and blasphemously calls God to witness that the Keaser's one aim, object and 'ideal is peace and progress. If the Allics refuse the "hand of sanity" thus extended, then the German people are called upon to believe that it is (the Entente-noti the two Kaisers and Ihe Sultan who condemn their subjects to mass war levies, famine, financ...
I.W.W. PROSECUTIONS Perth, Dec. 12. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
IW,WI -PROSECUTIONS Perth. Dec. 12. Tb heearing of the charge of sedi tious conspiracy preferred against nine men, alleged to be members of the LI.W.W., namely, Michael Saw tell, Montague Miller,' Alexander AuVart, Alexander -Horroks, Wil liat' Johnston, Frederick Hugh Luinn John Goller, George W. 7Ianscombe, and Christopher Par kinson; was continued in the Crimi nal Court' to-day, before Mr. Justice The rown -ease was concluded, and the defence commenced. - Walter Butcher. a farmer of Bruce Rock, said thant S.wtellblad worked for him. He had heard him speak About the I.W.W. 'and sabotage whilst at- the farm. He was not, however, afraid that Sawtell would damage his property.' Sawtell: If you wanted a mami toi mnorrow; would you give me a job I 'Witness: Yes. ertainly.' To Mr.' Walker:" He had always fouind "Sawtell an: absolutely clean living and good, minded, conscien-. tious man.' -Michael Sawtell, one of the ac cused, gave evidence gn his own account. He had, he sa|d,'abte'ded e...