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PUNISHMENT OF SOLDIERS Melbourne, Dec. 11. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
PUNISHMENT OF SOLDIERS Melboumrne, Dec: 11. In -the course' of a statesment:.to day -the ?aimister for. .-Defeafec waid that:a- complaint' had .:been, made that soldiers were punished severely for insignificant offences. . Any of fence which might appear slight in civil life might be a serious offence on active service.. The statements that had been made were ex-parte statements from the men concerned. At the. earliest 'opportunity all papers connected with convictions were sent to Australia.. On their arrival here the papers were exa mined by a' committee, including a returned officer. In some cascs a i remission or part- of a sentence had' been made. Obviously this could not be done on, the statements of the convicted men.
VISIT OF STATE GOVERNOR FUNCTIONS AT BOULDER. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
VISIT OF STATE GOVERNOR FUNCTIONS AT BOULDER. His Excellency the Governor, Major-General Sir Harry Barron, spent the greater part of Wednesday at Boulder, where he was the guest of the Mayor, Mr. S. Beston. The party visited the Goldfields High School, where they were received by the principal, Mr. Irvine, and the Boulder Central State School, where the headmaster, Mr. William Potts, was in attendance. The scholars at each institution were ad- dressed by his Excellency, who took care to instil into their minds the idea that they, as the future men and women of Australia, would be directly responsible for the develop- ment and management of the natu- ral resources of the great island con- tinent; hence it devolved upon them to fit themselves by study for the work ahead. His Excellency was the guest of the Bishop of Kalgoorlie at lun- cheon at the Bishop's residence, Lamington Heights, and returned to Boulder for the afternoon. MAYORAL "AT HOME." His Excellency the Governor and Lady B...
A LADY'S LETTER [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
SA LA '8 LETTER i My dear Mary The weekr .haq been filled with functions in honour .of Sir Barry and Lady Barron; who paid us. a good-bye visit. Of course, you have read all about them in the -paper, so there is little need for me to write it 'all over again. "'We are all very sorry they are shortly to leave West Australia; we have got to know them and like them 'so well. They have always taken such an interest in all our- deiugs that we feel we are losing intimate personal friends. - Dr. W. A. Connelly, of Boulder, is leaving -very shorty to take up military work. During his absence his wife and family will live in .V ic toria. They leave" West Australia early next month. Mr. and Mrs. W. Scrymgeour,i of "Whistlebrae," Lamiigton Heights, are leaving :by'the express on. Sun day fol Perth.. en route for Yal lingup, 'where they intend spending several weeks' holiday. . Last week. I to .you all about the C.F.TF..L. fete .-arranged by. Mrs. Walter and Mrs. Argyle sad mentioned that the r...
EXPERIENCES AT POZIERES [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
EXPEIIECES AT POZIE ES S The following letter has been .rc ceived byriMr. R. J. Halliday from Company-Sgt.-Mjr. B1. Melville, late of the Goldfields Water Supply De partment, and at one time a leading shot in the Kalgoorlic Rifle Club: "I received your very welcome letter by last mail, and also the papers, for which I thank you. There is always heaps of interesting news in the Kalgoorlie papers. I Iseem to find more interesting news in the "Kalgoorlie Miner" than in any other paper I get -hold of. We get all the war news here right- up to date-the English papers are al ways fo be had the same day they are printed. "I reckon things look very favour able for us just now. We seem to have Fritz properly bluffed on the Somme, and no wonder, for the clouds of lead that are thrown over must be terrifying. What we get "t return is bad enough, but he can't throw anything like the quan- tit, we, can. One -can never imagine what :the ground is like unless one sees it. There is nothing but big ...
CUBERNATORIAL VISIT [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
CUBlhuJuAOR1i. VIRJT His Excellency the Governor, Major-General Sir Hairy Barron, accompanied by Lady Barron and his Private Secretary. Mr. Chase, arrived on the goldfields Tuesday to pay a farewell visit -o t~iis pot: tion of the State, in view of his impending departure for England. The visitors were met at the Cen Itral Railway Station by the Mayor and 'Mayoress of Kalgoorlie (Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Davidson), the Town Clerk (Mr. C. E. Eccles), the Town Clerk .(Mr. E. W. V. Gribblc), re presenting the Mayor of Boulder (Mr. S. Beston), the Bishop of Kal goorlie (Dr. Cyril Golding Bird), the chairman of the Kalgoorlie School Board (Mr. F. C. Cowle), the bon. secretary of the Kalgoorlie Red Cross Society (Mrs. Nora Curle Smith), -.Mrs. Cameron Smith. (Boul derv Red Cross). and the vice-presi dent and secretary of the Kalgoor lie Mechanics' Institute (Messrs. E. G. Poynton and H. Hunter, respec tively). Sir Harry and Lady Barron were motored to the Palace Hotel. The remainder of the morn...
PAY BOOKS ALTERED. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
PAY. BO9i ALTERED. •"A very seriohs offence, indeed," ' the Wetiminmter magistrate remark-! 'ed in sentencing Leslie Pahl anrd John O'Connor, "soldiers of the Aus tralian contingent, :charged .(says ?'Lloyd's Weekly") wlath altering srmv pay hooks with, intent to de fraud. Captain Brown. Assistant Provost Mareha], regretted to say thah it had been lately getting a common I offence. Austra?ian soldiers werea well paid, with 61 a, day, and the aIuthorities pressed tihese prosecu tions. SStaf-Sergeant Rush, of the. Aus tralian Ai'rny Pay Office, Horse ferry-road, Westminster, gave evi dence of alterations made by Pahl Sover October, November, and De cember.' When Pih1 signed for £15 he alftered it in his pay book• to £10, the effect being .to make .it appear that he. had mlore to his credit: In the case' of O'Connor evidence was given ..of one altera--_ ton, only. • Pahl was sentenced to six mouths hard labour, and O'Connor to three months. -
THE SQUIRRELS' HOUR WITH VISCOUNT GREY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
TID] SQURRELS'u Uilt Wmrr 1 EVISCOUNT El. "There is not a man in the world.. on whoim -the cares of State weigh .more heavily than on Viscount Grey of Falloden, tdi: British Minister for Foreign Affairs," says the "Little Paper." - "A great tragedy descended upon his life ten years ago; the beautiful and gracious woman who way his, vwif a was killed by a runaway horse, and- left Lord Edward: a. sad and childless widower, alone in his great house in' Northumberland. But a charming chapter 's being written in the story of his life, The squir. .rels have found him out.' The squirrels come, as if to . solace him in his loneliness; wild, dear little squirrels, untamed and independent 'free foresters from a wood near by. i''By means which we are unable to fatho'm,they discover when h0e is at home, and go forthwith to visit 'him. His - home-coming is to them a new sort of 'Children's Hou'r,'t not that hour of the children .of whom Longfellow. sang, but the kbur. of these wild children of t...
KALGOORLIE LICENSING COURT [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
Thp adjourned sittings of the Kal goorlie Licneiisiig Court. 'tokW place l?onday afteriiao n. The magi trates in attendance, were Messrs. W. A; G. Watei, R.M., aid J.? W. Kirwan, J.P. 'The i?atter of the itpilicatibii by James B;ull ivn ugiiines °lor the re" newal of his licence for the Thl4iid City Hotel, Forrest-street, came f, orward. At. the former sitting the police opposed the application on the ground of the applicant's in -temperate habits. , Evidence was. thien taken, and .the bench agreed to adjourn the ,ipplication in order to give the owner of the hotel time to take the proper steps. to protect his interests." Mr. Randall (Messrs. Keenan and Randall) asked for permission to lay one view of the case before the bench. No complaint had been pre ferred against the licensee, who had ,run the hotel for about three years. The reason he had for making the present ad ,hisreaoordiaam appeal to the bench was that, the applicant had purchased for £900 the furni ture and stock, anid ...
NON-PARTY POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
NON-PARTY. POLITICS. The defectiveness of the British system of "party government" has long been admitted, but democracy has hitherto found'-no effective sub stitute for it. The great war crisis on which the )iberties, present and prospevtive, of the whole 'empire are involved has naturally ehough brought about, both in England and Australia,, a disruption of parties. This confused state of polities was inevitable thirough, the obliteration of the divisionallines that separated the people at large into separate camps- and' parties, which, while all agreeing on essentials and in' a coom reon desire for thg good of the com munity, differed' strong'y as to the means and methods by which this should be or could be attained. But under our pre;sent system anyone who hoped to accomplish anylting of real benefit to his fellows must perforce ally himself with a party, ,and siupport it in power, despite all its prejudices, irrationialities and :arbitrary dicta. The great war, with its univers...
NATIONAL WELFARE LEAGUE [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
NATIONIAL WEitFAE LEACUE The Kalgoorlie branch of the Nat- I ional Referendum League held its final sitting at the Town Hall,Mon day. The Mayor (Mr. W. IL Davidson) presided. There were also present :--Messrs. J. H. Cum muins P. F. O'Dea, J. McGuinness. A. iurner, W. R. Burton, A. W. Sales, B. Leslie, J. Knapp, W. Leevers E. E. -Poynton, J. Darby shire, Ri. S. Blac A. G. Philpoit, J. H. Ward, R. Hamilton, and C. * E. Eccles, hon. secretary. The hon. secretary reported that the undermentioned telegrams had been sent:--. To the Prime Minister, Mr. Hughes.--"National Service Refer endum League, Kalgoorlie. congra tulates you on your action in re constructing Cabinet, and your.de termination to carry out previous Government's assurances in connec tion with* war. League trusts you will be - successful min - intaaining Australia's honour, and: firmly be hleves the future will vindicate you. To the Minister for Defence, Senator Pearce :-"National Service Referendum League, Kalgoorlie, con ...
A TALK WITH THE QUEEN OF RUMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
ATALK WITH THE QUEEN OF - RUMANIA. By Hamilton Fyfe, London "Daily Mail'" correspondent in Rumania. "The Queen will see you between 10 and 11," wrote the Lady-in-Wait ing, "at the Palace Hospital." Only the day before this the palace Hos pital had been .opened. ARl the gibound floor, where the state rooms are, had been turned into wards for wounded, into bathrooms, bandag ing rooms. operating rooms: Under the entrance archway they were carrying in wounded on stretchers when I arrived. In the hall of the, palace was a working party, stitching hard at bed-shirts, dressing-gowns, and so on. Nurses in white: with their head-dress arranged like that which one. sees in France, passed fre quently through. After a few min utes two of them came .quickly towards me. One was the Lady-in Waiting, whom I knew. The other was the Queeni. She held her hand out. "How do: you do " she said. "Let us sit down here.' "Here" was a long. table in the hall, littered with needlework, books for the soldiers,...
NORSEMAN Norseman, Dec. 13. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
NORSEMAN Norseman, Dec. 13; The final of the mixed - doubles tournalnent was played off on the 9th inst., and resulted in a win for Mrs. McLeod-and Mr. J. Aireer, the runniers-up being Miss-- Nettle and Mr. E. - Nulsen. The prizes were presented by the president of 'the Tennis Club : (Mr. J. V. W.. Ma thers) at a social and dance con ducted by the club on Monday even ing last. 'Proposed Motor Mail Service. Since the curtailment of the train service the postal authorities have been considering the question of providing a more adequate .-mail ser vice than is now possible per.. rail. 'The outcome of the district inspec tor's recommendations is that. the department is now calling tenders for a motor mail contract from Norseman to Coolgardie via Rig 'ginsville, Widgiemoo'tha, and Bur banks, twice, or alternatively once, weekly. Needless to say, the pub lic are .deeply interested in the probability of again receiving two mails a week.. S Train Service. As a result of the Municipal Counci...
ILLICIT SALE OF BEER Perth, Dec. 14. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
ILLICIT SALE OF BEER Perth Dec. 14. Amy Schnor, alias Shearer, was fined in the City Police Court to day £15 and costs for illegally sell- ing beer at 2/ per bottle, and keep- ing a house of ill-fame. The police stated that she was formerly well-known at Boulder. Her house in Perth was visited by Chinese, Indians, and aboriginals, and rows were of frequent occur- raence. She admitted that her hus- band was now fighting with the Ge- man army.
STREET DISTURBANCES [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
STREET DISTURBANCES The Kalgoorlie Police Court was thronged wiah spectators "Monday when several defendants' appeared to answer charges -arising out of the i disturbance in Hainian-street last I Saturday night. The bench was 'occupied by Messrs. Alex. Porter and E. R. Brown, N's.P. Sergeant Sunter acted as prosecutor. Douglas Jack. Douglas .Jack (22), an engine cleaner, pleaded not guilty to two charges, namely, one of disorderly I conduct by throwing stones in Han nan-street on the 9th inst., and the other of escaping from legal cus tody. Mr. P. F. O'Dea appeared for the defence. Special Constable Levy stated that he. saw the accused throw a stone at Metaxas' window, , Accused sub sequently resisted arrest and broke away, aided by the .iostling crowd, Plainclothes , Constable Hamilton came to witness' assistance, and ac cused was re-arrested. - Other con stables came and accused was taken to the watchhouse.. A crowd es corted them, and. ?-ccuscd en;dea voured to got -away .ain. : ...
COOLGARDIE STATE SCHOOL [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
CODLGARDIE STATE SCHOOL For so~e weees the children and teachers of the Coolgardie school had been working with enthusiasm for the bazaar which was held on the 8th inst. When the time ar rived the large hlall presented a most picturesque sight, with its gaily, decorated and well-filled stalls, whi:rt all the classroonis contained various side shows. The bazaar was formally opened by the member Sfor the district,. Mr. G. Lambert,who complimented the teachers and chil dren on the excellent display, and hoped that the bazaar would be a great success. The proceeds of the bazaar were to be divided equally between the .Goldfields Patriotic Fund and Mrs. Walter's Christmas Cheer Fund. So successful were the teachers and children in getting cash from the public that they wil1 have about £112 to hand over .to the two funds. The head master and.his staff wish to thank the'many business people and parents ,who contributed so liberally towards the bazaar. Following are the results of the art un...
AUSTRALIANS IN ACTION Perth, Dec. 14. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
AUSTRALIANS IN ACTION Perth, Dec. 14. The following is the 250th list of casualties among West Australians with the A.I.F.: WEST AUSTRALIA. &nbsp; Killed in Action. Private W. E. Robson, England. Missing. Sergeant H. A. C. Mead, Perth, and wounded, previously reported wounded. Wounded. Private H. A. Martin, Strathalbya (S.A.); Driver S. W. Conway, W. Subiaco; Gunner H. B. Pearson, Broughton (S.A.), severely; previous ly reported wounded; Lieut. H. Rus sell, Cottesloe; Privates C. Wans bury, England; second occasion, shell shock; R. Cunningham, Perth, severely; *. F. Hayden, Subiaco, severely, previously reported wound. ed; J. M. H. Condon, Kalgoorlie, severely, previously reported : ound ed ; A. W. Jacob. Subiaco ; E. Hiuck, Cottesloe, second occasion, "revious ly reported returned to duty; A. 3. Dans, Westonia, severely, previously reported wounded, second occasion W. J. Cahill, W. Guildford, severel previously reported wounded ;T. Hodgson, Fremantle, severely, pre viously ...
ESPERANCE ROYAL COMMISSION Perth, Dec. 14. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 19 December 1916
ESPERANCE ROYAL COMMISSION Perth, Dec. 34. Further evidence was taken to day by the Esperance Royal Com mission, the witness examined be ing the managing trustee of the Ag ricultural Bank, Mr. Paterson, and other officials of that institution. There were present Messrs. C(. E. Dempster, the Chairman, M. T. Padbury, and RI.. McDonald. William Paterson managing trus tee of the Agricultural Bank, said he had paid two visits to the Es perance district, in 1910. He went there first with the then Minister for Lands, and after having been appointed a member of the RailwAy Advisory Board, he made a second visit to the district. He presented ; a report after ,he last trip, but he could not recollect actually what he had written on the question of the salinity of the soil. In a letter to the Minister for Lands, on April 13, of this year, he stated that the poor crops in the district were pro bably due to the excess of salt in the soil, his opinion in that respect being based on the reports re...
VICTORIAN WHEAT COMMISSION THREE MEMBERS RESIGN. Melbourne, Dec. 22. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 26 December 1916
VICTORfIAN WHEAT COMMISSION THREE MEMBERS RESIGN. Melbourne, Dec. 22. Mr. Carlisle and Mr. Chatham, M.L.A., and Mr. Kendall, M.L.C., intend to resign from the Advisory Committee of the Victorian Wheat Commission. .Mr. Carlisle in the course of a statement, said:-"The Prime Min ister is said to have remarked that he saw no necessity for the Wheat Board because they were represent I ed on the State Wneat Commission, Sbut it seems to me that represen tation now on the Victorian Advies ory Committee is little more than a farce. We advise on matters sub. mitted to us by the Minister, but then the Minister can please him. self what he refers to us. I coO tend that if there is to be an A - visory Committee, it should be full advised about everything, but w1 are kept in the dark on many mat ters, and our position is often a "nse i~ ?,~,?-,~ ~ ~JaAs
FEDERAL ARSENAL Melbourne, Dec. 22. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 26 December 1916
FEDERAL ARSENAL Melbourne, Deo. 22. During the past few days the ' Minit r for Federal Works, Sban-" tor Lynch, seoured the approval of the Cabinet to the vigorous prose cution of the arsenal works in ithe Federal Capital territory. All that is now being wi?ited for is the ap provement of the plans by the Im perial authorities. These were sent home some time ago and it is ex pected that they will be returned at an early date. The construction of the areenal is looked upon by the Federal Govera ment expert advisers as being abeso lutely necessary, and, regret has been freely expressed that ,there has already been far too great a delay in starting the work. A very large sum is involved in the completion of " the work,' amounting approximate"ly to £1,250,000. A constructing engiin eer will be appoinTed, and the terms of appIication for this post are now under consideration. Already offi cers have been selected to proceed to England to undergo training for the supervision of the manasge...