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STRAIGHT AUSTRALIAN SOME FRIPPERIES OF GOVERNMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
STRAIGHT AUSTRALIAN SOME FRIPPEEIES OP noVERNMENT. « 'l THEN the progressive legislation ^ ▼ which is now tightening its grip upon the affairs of the States, throws the estimates for the up-keep of State Go vernors into the Parliamentary waste paper basket, Australia will save appro ximately £33,000 per annum. The- com bined salaries of the six State Governors total- £23,750; the maintenance of Go vernment houses and staffs brings the total up to at least a similar sum. For the privilege of providing a job to a member of the British aristocracy New South Wales pays about £8000 per an num; Victoria, £7380; Queensland, £5000; South Australia, £4300; Western Austra lia, £5300; and Tasmania, £3400. This is the bare living cost, for in various ways these administrative ornaments are the cause of considerable additional expense Then we come to that gilded parapet on the legislative rooftop, the second cham fcer. Although the political chairwarmers known as Legislative Councillors give the...
SIX STATE EXCRESCENCES. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
SIX STATE EXCRESCENCES. *T* HE problem ahead ,of Labor, in all * six States, is that of shifting the obsolete Legislative Councils. It is a pro blem whose solution is imperative. Either the Labor movement must break down the Fortresses of Fat, or else those citadels of anti-Sosh. will stop the Labor move ment. We can take our choice. Any policy otlier than that of complete aboli tion is one of suicide for the party. Hold ing firm control of the Federal legislation works, and confronted now with splendid opportunities for upsetting Conservatism in the States, the leaders and= the rank and file of the Labor movement must de vote the whole of their energies to the smashing down of the six Chambers of reaction and coercion. To attempt any thing else is to simply waste time. The fact that the New South Wales Legisla tive Council is a nominee body, and that a Labor Government could swamp it with fresh appointments signifies nothing. New South Wales is only a, portion of Australia; only on...
THE GREAT FRENCH REVOLUTION. PETER KROPOTKIN'S BOOK. AN APPRECIATION AND A VALUATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
THE GREAT FRENCH REVOLUTION/ PETER KROPOTKfN'S BOOK, AN APPRECIATION AND A VALUATION. Gustave Le Bon has insisted that psychologically the essential distinction between the English and the French is that the English seek liberty and the French seek equality. Peter Kropotkin's book may be presented as strengthening the view. It is Equality's epic — the re cord of Equality's grandest experiment., It is unlike any previous 'history of the Great Revolution, though, indeed, Belfort Bax's vigorous monograph may be claimed to be its legitimate forerunner, and Car lyle's cinematographic masterpiece its re lentless ballast. -It would probably be safe to add that Kropotkin's book must here after rank as the indispensable companion of all other histories upon the subject. For this work is as new in its treatment as it is unique in its position. It is the economic side. of the Revolution. Its 600 pages, divided into 68 chapters, are chiefly utilised in establishing the fundamental difference be...
MR. A. F. BUCKLEY. SELECTED LABOR CANDIDATE FOR WALHALLA, V. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
MR. A. F. BUCKLEY. SELECTED LABOR CANDIDATE FOR WALHALLA, V. The death of Mr. Albert Harris, for many years representative of Walhalla in the Victorian Assembly, has led to the election on July 29 for a new member for the district. Mr. A. F. Buckley, the selected Labor candidate, has entered upon a vigorous campaign, and is being assisted by members of the Parliamentary Labor Party; Miss Mulcahy of the Wo men's Organizing Committee, and Mr. P. W. McGrath, also lending1 aid in the fight. Mr. Buckley, it will be remembered, eon tested Flinders in the last Federal cam paign, and gave a very good account of himself against Mr. W. H. Irvine. Jacobins. This club 'had none of : .the power and revolutionary initiative' with which modei'n political writers endow it. The very persons composing the mother society in Paris were chiefly well-to-do middle-class men. How could they guide the Revolution?' T}hey were never a centre of action, were 'pretended leaders.' who thought as little as other ...
NEWS OF THE WEEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
|ews of the week. I William Deegan, a Queensland railway ? ^ was killed whilst shunting a'tram ?SVongarra last week. § rharles Gould, a shearer's cook, fatally B,f his throat whilst travelling by train teUn Forbes and Parkes. ? I The cost of taking the Queensiana jsiDie l;n schools referendum was given by the iHome Secretary last week as £4880. I in unknown man was run over and Killed Dy a tramcar at East Maitland on ?Saturday evening. . * Thomas Hope, a miner- at -Mount Kera Vj. c0iiiery, was severely injured. on Mon fday by a fall of stone'. I Arthur Maclaren, or Yankalilla, South l;*Hstralian, died in hospital on. Monday Ifrom tetanus contracted through a l^'^Hokitika,' N.Z., on Saturday, a little liirl named Norman was accidentally shot lidead With a pea rifle by a- boy named Har PC°« Bathurst, on Saturday: evening, a I- farmer named Joseph Malcolm was run I*over by his own dray, and was so- badly ihurt that he lived for only an hour. I Evan Davies, a shot-firer, was killed in I...
AN ABSOLUTE LIFE SENTENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
AN ABSOLUTE LIFE SENTENCE. The three women, Elizabeth Downey, Minnie Long, and Clara Pennington, sen tenced to death at Melbourne for murder ing a woman by performing on her an illegal operation, 'have had their punish ment commuted to imprisonment for life, 15 years, - and 10 years respectively. Downey, who had been concerned in simi lar cases before,- is to be detained in jail all her life, and will not,- as in usual life sentences, be liberated after a long term.
NEW YORK BETTING RESTRICTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
NEW YORK BETTING r RESTRICTIONS. The new law preventing betting- of any kind on the New York courses comes into operation on September 1. Referring to the subject in the London 'Sports- man,' ' Vigilant **.'.' recently wi'Ote: — ' -Th« law against oral bookmaking, or making bets w-ithout 'writing them down, is ap« parently to be enforced not by arresting the offenders, but-by coming down on -the racecourse proprietors and sending them to jail, and presumably the'word^of police spies is to be accepted that bets* have been made by word of mouth on. the race, tracks or on the lawns or stands, and in the enclosures.. A state of affairs jlike -' that would not, could not, possibly be tolerated in England, yet in the United States, the boasted ' land of freedom;' all connected with the ownership or manage ment of racecourses are threatened with an era of 'savage persecution. ' If the com- 'j mon-sense of the- American people doe.s not intervene this Will inevitably bring ; about a recurre...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
THOUSANDS OF VIOLINS '$* PALING'S -. - - Boy's Violin, wiih bow and —?? . . . cdsc ... ? 16/- School Violin, with bow and case ... ... 21/ Studcnt's Violin, with bow and case ... ... 31/6 - Orchestral Violin, with bow and case ... ... 42/ Solo Violin, with bow and case ... ... .... 67/6 Artist's Violin, with bow and case ... £7/7/ . . Colin Mczin Violin, with' bow and case ? .£14 Louis Otto Violin, with bow and case ... £24/10/ All Post Free -x-- Noareat - ? . .'. Railway station. Illustrated Catalogues Froa 338 George St., -.'-;? Sydney. . . ? m ? ____*** Re-fn- /W^fl^l ; forcing \iis@m§s5*. .?Stockings ^^QteVSfc/ The Singer Darner is useful for reinforcing stockings where garters are connected, thus preventing tear ing of the goods and giving a greater wearing strength. Vary simple; can be used in any lock stitch sewing machine, and by any one who runs a sewing machine. For sale at Singer Store. Shown in use and for sale at SINGER STORES, Corner Market and George, and Hay and Geor...
KISSING THE BIBLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
KISSING THE BIBLE. The dirty custom of kissing 'a court Bible has at length come into such general disfavor in Australia that in New South Wales and' Tasmania bills are before Par liament to abolish it. In the former State it. is ororiosed that oersons being: sworn shall hold the Bible in hand and swear by the name of the Deity. In Tasmania, if the bill is passed, the utterance of the words ' I. swear ' as a preliminary to evi^ dence will be sufficient. In Western Aus tralia, under the Evidence Act of .1906, the Scotch form of oath has been brought into use 'by the police magistrate at Perth. In. this the witness raises his right hand, jand repeats the. formula, 'I swear by Almighty God to tell the truth, etc.' .The ancient formula of an oath is, it will be observed, maintained' throughout, though, there is little . doubt., that precisely as exact and correct eyidence', .would be given . if ' the whole ceremony were abolished and the offence of giving' false testimony in a witness-b...
BROKEN HILL WATER SUPPLY. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
BROKEN HILL WATER SUPPLY. The N.S.W. Public Works Committee sent in its report on the water supply of Broken Hill last week. The report recom mends -the adoption of the scheme for securiner water from Umberumberka Creek, and that the works be constructed and administered by the Government, rates to be levied on mines and private consumers sufficient to meet maintenance charges, and clear off capital cost in 20 years. The cost of the scheme is esti mated at £359,000, and plant capable of supplying 561,000,000 gallons per annum is to be provided. Storage is to be con structed for 2,903,000,000 gallons.
ESCAPED PRISONER'S INGRATITUDE. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
ESCAPED PRISONER'S INGRATITUDE. At Parramatta Quarter Sessions on Monday Walter Edwards, a carrier and :coal merchant at Leura, was charged with being an accessory after the fact to the escape of Victor Greentree from the Ka toomba lockup. Greentree, who had been re-arrested, gave evidence that, though a stranger to Edwards, the latter, after being told of his escape from the lock up, had fed, clothed, and shaved him, pro vided him with money, shaken hands with him, and wished him good luck. Green tree said he gave information to the police because he thought Edwards had given him away. Edwards' defence was that he had thought Greentree wrong in his mind, and did not believe he had escaped from jail. He had not shaved Greentree. The jury found accused not guilty. Greentree, who had been in custody on charges of breaking and entering, and committing various acts of theft, pleaded guilty to these and to breaking out of the lockup, and was remanded for sentence.
CABLE NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
GABLE NEWS. The ' elections for the South African' Union Parliament will be held on Sep tember 16. ' Non-union labor is replacing the. strikers on the Grand Trunk line, Canada, and some of the trains are running. Sixteen thousand men are idle in Mont real, owing to the strike of employees on the Grand Trunk railway. Americans burned .at a stake a negro at Bolton, Texas, who was caught entering the room of a white woman. German farmers are importing 250,000 laborers, chiefly Poles and Galicians, to reap the harvests. E. H. Harriman's (U.S. railway mag nate) fortune has been lodged for probate at £14,250,000. Keir Hardie, British Labor M.P., says that the cost of maintaining the Royal Family is £790,000 — a scandalous waste of money. Foot and mouth disease has broken out in Yorkshire, and in consequence importa tion of stock from England has been for bidden by Ireland and Canada. Mr. Farnell, sent to the United States to inspect steel rails for New South Wales, has died at Pittsburg t...
Trades Hall "Comments." [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
Trades Hall 'Comments. Reference to the Richmond tragedy was contained in a resolution Avhich was sub mitted, to the Melbourne Trades Hall Council by the executive at last Thursday night's meeting as follows: — 'That this Council, on behalf of the workers, ex presses its profound sorrow at the appal ling Richmond railway accident, and offers to the relatives of those who were killed, as well as those who were injured, its heartfelt sympathy, and it urges that the Government institute, without delay, an exhaustive public enquiry into the cause of the shocking catastrophe.' Mr. W. Campbell (Engineers' Society), in moving the adoption of the' resolution, said that every worker must feel very deeply the calamity that had happened on the railways. It was a fact that since the present Railway Commissioners took office there had been more accidents on the lines than during the previous twenty years. Men were, being overworked on the railways. The night watchman at Rich mond had to take up ...
RICHMOND RAILWAY DISASTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
RICHMOND RAILWAY DISASTER. Considerably over 400 claims for com pensation have been received by the Vic torian Railway Department in conse quence of the recent disaster at Richmond railway station. After a few prelimin aries had been arranged: the enquiry into the cause of the accident was a'djourned till August 1. ' ... ;';.. Messages of sympathy ' have been f or- warded.,,by many Labor organizations to the relatives of .those killed Tn the smash, and also to those who. have been injured.
FALL OF COLLIERY CAGE. Sixteen Persons Injured. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
FALL OF COLLIERY CAGE. Sixteen Persons Injured. .At the Metropolitan Colliery, Helens burgh, last. Wednesday morning, whilst sixteen men and boys were being con veyed from the surface to the bottom of the 1100ft. shaft, the cage, when nearing the end of the descent, suddenly fell to the bottom. It is estimated by some of the men that the distance fallen was at least 30 feet, but the manager was of opinion that it could not have been , of more than 10 feet. Whatever the actual distance, the results were very serious, all the occupants of the cage being severely jarred and several badly hurt. The men and boys injured were:— Wil- liam Murphy (50), miner, injury .to--khee;; J. Dryden (61), miner, injnx^-i'p'^tMgh; ?'? John Denver (48), miner, inj'iiryv to' -knee;: Samuel JDownes (34), mirier^ fractured, knee-joint; Joseph Madeo (40), miner,' fractured leg; James Ke.egari' (39), miner, injury to knee; Abel Gulberti (4.5),. miner, fractured leg; William Dever ? -17),, wheeler, injury to k...
THE TURF. BY "THE PUNTER.") WARWICK FARM RACES. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
tf HE TURF. ? -♦ ? ? (BY 'THE PUNTER.') WARWICK FARM RACES. The 'Warwick Farm Racing Club -will hoid a meeting on Monday next at War 5 Farm, it being Bank Holiday, and Teood clay's sport should be seen. In trying to forecast some of £he winners, me following may be hard to beat: — Fixed Deposit Hurdle Race. Treat ? * DJnyah ? * Keilder ? * Customers' Handicap. Curry ? :............ 1 .Empirical ? ..........:..... ?£.- ? Moon Moth ? : ? .'.. ? ? 3 Teller's Handicap. . J Toolijooa .?..?:...?.'.?..?:?.?.'....*. Ll ; ??? Minea ? 2 Terragong ? 3 Bank Holiday Handicap Isecomotion ? 1 - ,; La Patrie'. ? ? 2 The Acolyte ? ? y- ? «.- ? -3 .. t Clerk's ?Handicap. V Wilson's Promontory- . .';?. ..... 1 ?L' Strathroyale ? 2 ;?'. . Hymeneal ........ .:.. . .i ...ii .'3 ?? Overdraft Handicap. -?- Diabolo ..?...........?.???? ? ' 1 ;.'; Leyton ? -....- ? ? 2 : ? . Terragong ? 3 ?
TIPS FOR MOOREFIELD. Hurdle Race. [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
TIPS FOR MOOREFIELD. Hurdle Race. I Treat ? ,1 Loadstar ? 2 ? \ South; Head.., ... .^ . . . ...J....^. ,:. . 3v' Flying Handicap.' ? Tinsel ? .....;.. ???'.. ' Flavinia ? All Aged Stakes. (Special Weights,). ?;- Penniless . . .??.'rtlV/-;'cY:rV'::v. r. Nl Electric Wire ? 2 . Cremalto ......... ? 3 Kogarah Stakes. Moorilla, ? 1 ; Rechvay ? v ? 2 Leyton ? '. i~.\ ........ 3 Moorefield, Handicap. ? Slieile ? J. ? 1 Vanadium ? 2 Tinsel ? 3 Welter Handicap. \ Malst.erette ? ~. . '. . 1 Simola ? ..-.:.. .'.*.'.' , 2 ' - Vauntie ? 3 . ? A. ?
AT CANTERBURY PARK. Tattler's Party Make Things Very Hot.—Oweenee Wins the Flying Handicap.—Backers Badly Beaten.—The Course a Quagmire.—Muskbrook Beats his [Newspaper Article] — The Worker — 28 July 1910
| AT CANTERBURY PARK. Tattler's Party Make Things Very Hot. — J Oweenee Wins the Flying Handicap. v _ — Backers Badly Beaten. — The Course a Quagmire. — Muskbrook Beats his ' Own Stable. . I With the quantity of rain which fell ? during the week, every one expected to ; see Canterbury Park pretty sloppy last ,: Saturday, and they were not disappointed. ;; The approaches and enclosures all con j tained pools of water, while trie track was I very soft and cut up greatly as racing | progressed. , ' Only four out of thirteen entered put in an appearance for the Hurdle Race, L and Gay Hampton was naturally a hot Pot, even money being hard to get. Ennis I mar was 7 to 4, and Tattler, a horse from 1 the South Coast,, at 5 to 1, but three's had been taken previously. The outsider was Kielder, an unknown quantity, and 1 20 to 1 was laid against him. He and . Gay Hampton made the pace, . but Gay Hampton over- jumped himself at the ? second hurdle and nearly came down, and i hi3 rider, Curtin,...