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EXPLOSIVES IN AGRICULTURE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
EXPLOSIVES IN- AOGICUL. TUBE. Soldiers at the front are amazed at the luxurious, growth of plants on the battlefields. Strange though it may seem to be (writes a correspon dent of the "Yorkshire Evenin Post") this is the direct result of. the high explosive shell. In a few years7 time the .employment of ex plosives in farm an arden will 'be a reguar feature Already auton ishing results are being se?ured in America: Not only does the ex plosive Iorce help in a mechanical way by smashing up the soil -par ties and makinroot growth easy, as well as comp-ete p ?verisatibn _ the -soil enables the Plant to .make the best use of the food elements. The outcome iS - a .bountiful , crop, even on .land that has hitherto been regarded as .barren. . hese .battle, tield weeds are bearing silent testi mony to the value of a amethod that will enormously increase ;t. "food sup S - ht e wo'-. r.
AN UNPRECEDENTED SCENE [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
AN UNPRECEDENTED- SCENE The Melbourne "Age" of Decem ber 21 states:- A remarkable scene, one that is entirely without precedent in -the Federal Parliament at any rate, was witnessed in the House of Representatives last even ing The adjournment of the House unt:il early in the new year had been moved by toe Prime Minister, and it was on the point of being agreed to just before the dinner hour, when the member for Fawk ner (Mr. Hannan) rose to speak. The aimn all the afternoon had been to avoid ano:lier sitting in the even ing~a'cnd Mr. Hannan was urged not to ]eopardise the position. Desiring to nmeet the convenience of his fel low members he immedia~ely re :sumed . his seat. .Hardly had h&e done so, however befoie_ the mem ber for Melbourne (Mr. Ma'oney) was on his feet with a grieyance agains+r the Defence Department for it.s treatment- of soldiers on the questhion of pay. From all quarteirs he was urged to show similar oon sideratiion to members, but the ap peals were unhe...
FINANCIAL AID FOR I.W.W. Melbourne, Dec. 29. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
FHiAtCIAL AID' FURt IW.W. 3¶elbourne, Dee. 29. The "Melbourne branch of the Fed. crated O.erks' Union "at its last meeting- diseasced the' appeal for financial aid tand moral help issued by the defence committee of the I.W.W. on behalf of the 23 "work ing claess tchampions" who have been imnprisoned or -are awaiting- trial in New Solith Wales: Motions were agreed to demand -ing the ielease of the menr anfl de manding also an interpretation of the term "sabotage," and the "blasphemous references to the. Deity" used by the Prime Minister in (atroducing legis?latiort on the suzjceet. A large numbey, of members of: the union holding modetate- views resent the' decision, believing t'at3 it represents the views of the mili tant members only, and steps are being taken to convene a .special meeting to have theo motion rescinded.
NOTES ON THE INDUSTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
NOTES ON THE INDUST' Y. The following notes on the mining industry of thiis -tate have been re ceived from the Mines Department: North East Coolgardie Goldfield. -November reports from Kanowns. give the gold yield for the month. as 430.83 fine oz. from 742 tons of ore treated, _At the time of writing the -owners of the Sirdar, "at Gordon, had just erected two more leaching vatr making eight in all, and sand treatment. for October had shownl results of 116.06 fine oz. from 412 tons. On the North White Feather gold mines, the tributers put through 532 tons at Martin's battery for a return of 156.45 fine oz., and at Beck's Reward 00 tons were treAtbJ at the same battery for 33.18 fine oz,. No returns were reported from theother rmining centres and no fresh developments have taken place. North Coolgardie Goldfield. From the Menzies district the out -ut for the month of November was •, " ; • , •F ? ? . :.. .-. 2,866.06 fine o. from 4,?'40 fons, ani increase on. the October return of 121....
SWAT THAT FLY! [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
SWAT THAT FLYI .He .s..a ? .i-spoet' who rhymed d the -ipntio } ,, Busy,; ouriýs, .th4rsty fly, SDrink -with-~me~ as drink as I. His only ex fie. rn be 'that his cen tury did not know 'wJi? t thiis century a kn6ws about the' fly. Of recent o years we: have begin- to learn, some e thing -of .the evil character :of the insect that has' masqueradled= ;itis r way ito' proiverrbs as ith e.msabodi d ment of hiarmlessness: We' hsi be-' s gun to understand' the value.of ..to ! ins inct that incited our .baby hands to ihe squashing of the fly! f Uipon the window pane. We' have ' a Icbked at -the fellow under. the I microscope and w.rh? him down a f hideous enemy to mankind. We have noted his legs covered with bristly hairs, to which germs. and" r filth cling, the gum-pads on, his feet which are capa.b'le of carrying. thousatids of disease germs, and.the 'trunk through which he sucks up filth and vomits iit back on to 'our food. We have -l:'udied his habittt and life -story and found him the ...
LLOYD GEORGE AND HOLLWEG. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
LLOYD GEORGE AND .ROLL . The first- speech delivered by dir. Iloyd George in the Hous- of Com mons as Prime Minister showed clearly that he fully realised the weight of 'his- great responsibility. •As he himself put it, it is "the most terrible responsibility that can fall on the shoulders of any living man to' be the chief adviser of the Crown in the most gigantic war ever en gaged' iin-a war upon the events of which the country's destiny de 'pends." The speech here and there was marked by brilliant flashes of eloquence. He spoke of the opeace proposals as."putting our heads into a noose with the rope ends in Ger many's hands," and referred sar castically to the Germans having been "menaced by the overwhelm in; armies of Belgium, and intimi -dated intd invading.- Belgiium buirn :ing Belgium's- cities - aid-" ., mxassarinng- -thousah'ds of: inhbi tants; 'pld'a'id young, -ad carrying survivors' into bondage." He de ldared that Germany has "not yet learned the very-alphabet of respect...
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
CAPIT.0L PUNISEP2l rNT, bazpi'tal crimes are. ortunately rare . in. Australia, .and executions are rarer still; but in no State of tithe Commonwe?lth has the abolition. of capital puniahment been serious ly proposed. It is, however, so limited., by "legislation that only for .one orime--murder-is the sen tence imposed, and is so na feguard ed by 'administrative lenie y and public opinion, thrat only *in the most extreme cases "is . the last peialty. e?aoted. It is 1i8 years ago srmneo the frir ,execution tfook place in Atistralia; and the last oc . curred' at Bathursb; New South Wales, onf 20th - int. The :ameliora tion of penal , ideas, and pra.ctices evidenced by. these lwo oanes affords Ss strong contrat. The old penar oode of Britair was written in blood; excoutions were eoiery day ooaurrenobs i -and more misdimean, ours were nanked as capital felonies. - ThIe firat nerson hanm.e in Australia was-a lad of ,IV; and his offence was simple ro~bbry; the lnst were two I.W '.W. member...
WOMAN'S REVENGE. CLEVER WAR CAPTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
WOMAN'S REVENGE. I CLEVER WAR CAPTURES. A cable message which appeared in "The Register" on Saturday re- . lating the story of the clever cap-, ture of a German patrol ,by a Let tish girl, 17 years of ages recalls many similar exciting incidents which occurred during .the war of 1870, which gave the Germjnns Al sace and Lorraine. The 'ferocious hatred for the Prussians which the French peasants harboured in those I days is reflected in two thrilling stories from the facile- pear of that widely versatile French author, Guy de Maupassant. They show .that the outrages perpetrated during the pre sent conflict have not excited great er bitterness towards the Germans than was evidenced half a cenzury, ago. Patriotic Hatreds. The first story tuns:-When war was dec!ared, :Victor Savage, . tall, wiry lad about 33 years of age;, en-, listed. leaving his mother, alone ,in the house, set apart from the village on the verge of a wood. She was not afraid, however, being.: of the. same race as her...
"THE AGONY OF THE HOUR." [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
"THE AGONY OF T¶E HOUTL" Dr. W. E. Orchard, reviewing a new- bok in "The Venturer," skys :f it : "What we miss is an -addquate genie ,of the" asony of the hour; "Of the tragedy that there shouild seoo to be no other waytof fulfillinga cur highest. Christian duty to Uor generation save byh' slaughtering, mnaiming, blinding,' and torturing miilions of men; "Of the ,moral impasse into which we are being surely driven. "The book gives n;eded and 'et tirely Christian coxmnsel for attempt; ing to understand the war, after. it is over. But what if?it Ihoiuld drag on for years, compelling us to zcr-, acript all the resoaree?- of 'life .ad thought to one sole end?' - Ad ·hat if it means the thrutihng ~arthO r and fartheriauway of those ideals:for which' our ChriStian youth ~itve so heroidcally. entered upon this strtig. gle . Feelings 'rage within us tJ.at this.Aok -,oannot reptess." Thenre m ae man.v who a~ie-o?press ed h `t' tlie agony of the ·hour, ' iMad several writers in "The Venturer"...
THE EMPIRE TO-DAY SENATOR DE LARGIE'S TOUR. Perth, Dec. 28. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
THE EMPIRE TO-DAY SENATOR DE LARGIE'S TOUR. Perth, Dec. 28. Senator De Largie, who was a member` of, the Australian Parlia mentary delegation which recen ly visited England and France, at the invitation of the -Imperial authori ties, and who arrived back, in Aus tralia a few weeks ago, reached this Starte'to-day. "After having arrived at Durban, fLom Australia.": said the Senator, -'I left the ship and travelled to Johannesburg. As an old gold miner my .visit to this great- field proved most interesting, and open ed my eyes. to the magnitude of the operations on the Rand. Great as our Golden Mile undoubtedly is, it -can only be considered to take second place compared with the ex tensive properties on this field. The feeling regarding Imperial affairs at Johannesburg was very intense. The goldfields population, general ly, expresses itself stron1lv on all subjeots, and the British element at that great centre left no doubt in our minds concerning their loyalty to the Empire, and the...
SAILING BOAT SWAMPED Sydney, Dec. 20. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
SAILIU BOAT SWAWPEB Sydney, Dec. 20. The sailing boat Elsie wva.a swamped and sunk in a rough sc?h offBotany Bay at 3 o'clock this at: ternoon Bert -Williams and 'lichael - Williams swam one and a talf miles to the shore, landing in an et: hausted condition. Fed.1 MIelet; Edward Mallet Edward Caircross, and another whose name is un known-all youths-are missing. Later. "The four men believed. to be drowned, as the result of the boating accident Aof Botany -Bay, were found at 10.30 to-nsght' at Torwa Point. They also bad swam ashore. 'The polioe consider their- feat aremarkable, in view of the rough sea.
EDNA MAY G.M. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
rEDNA MAY G.M. Some points of interest arise oit of the stndy of the re ort and balmane-sheet of theEdna. ay Gold ining Company, Weitonia. - The e?mpany's property has b:en the most successful gold mine opened up for the past three years in any of the States. It did so well in 1914 that the "bulls" were enabled to carry out one of the most profitable raids on "bear" dealers" conducted on the Australian Stock Exchanges for some time past (writes the "Aus .tralasian.") Dividends, owing to the richness of the shoots of gold have been kept at the high level of 3/ per share per month. Conse quenty the "bears" never cared to seriously attack the stock until some time back, when water trouble. at the- 800 ft. crosscut gave them the opportunity to recover some portion of their losses. The balance-sheet just issued shows that the company' n- the past six months, from the treatment. of 18,569 tons of ore, 14,110 tons of sands, and 6,969 tons slimes, obtained gold and bullion of the value of £...
PROGRESS REPORTS. EDNA MAY G.M. CO. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
PlOGRESS REPORTS. EDNA MAY G.M. CO. Report.-for week ended December a- Open Cut.-Ore. values 8 dwt. per ton. . 150 ft. Level.--Stope I advanced in hanging-wall side of lode to muan rL.j; value over 9 ft. 10 dwt. per ton. Stope J. advanced. to S? f. south-east of No. 2 rise; value over 11 ft. 18 dwt. per ton. ..25 ft. LeveL--No. 8. N. stope ad vanced in foonwall side of lode to 42 it. L.W. of No. 3 rise; -value over width of 10 ft. 18 dwt, per ton. Opening up No. 8 stope north of, No. I wmze on hanging-wall 'side for width of 10 ft.; value 17 dwt. per ton. No. 9 stope advanced in hang ing-wall side of lode Ito 21 ft. east of No. 2 rise; value over width of.12 ft. 10 dwt. per ton. No. 2 Reef : No. 2 stope advanced to 37 ft. south-west of No. 1 rise; value over 6 t., B dwt. per ton. 300 ft. Level.- C stope advanceu in footwall side of lode to 20 ft. from No. I rise; value over a width of 11 ft. 27 dwt. per ton . C stope also advanced to 14 ft. north-east of No. 2 rise; value over a wid...
AMALGAMATED WESTRALIA G.M. CO. NEW OPTION SECURED. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
AMALGAMATED WESTRALIA ax.i co..-. NEW OPTION SECURED.. The halty meeting of the ?m. lgamated eera .M. Go. p hemld in Melbourne on Decem 1, Mir. 3. 6. Sta;ley presiding. was stated in the directors' re port-?:it r. ?. ??Mi. G. 8. Berdeord, an er of the Wetralia Mt , Morgans lunes, had inspected the compimy's pr.operty, and reported that. though there were .some smnallrich shoots, tbe bulk value of the reit opened up was not euffcientm towarrant .fur tber expenditure on the leases. '.he qhairman .thea obtained an opion over the Bindah -mine for 4000 fully -up shares -and -£2?00 :in cash, yble. out .of the profts at the tate of 50 per cent. Samples taken from the ore body above water level and the dumps were oonsidered iuf flciently satisfactory to justly fur ther expenditure in unwatering the mine. Records show that from the open cut over 1100 tons of quartz had been treated at the State bat tery for an average of nearly 14 -dws. per-ton. These results are stat Med to have been obtean...
A SERIOUS CHARGE Melbourne, Dec. 27. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
A SERIOUS CHARCE Melbourne, Dec. e7. fHenry John Burgems (26) a -plate layer`s was brought before -the Fitz roy court, to-dwy, charged with baring attempted to commit a cso tal offence against a woman aged e4 syear, for?erly.an inmate of n' fIsitution, at Clay taon. Burgess, wko: denied Ihe. carge, was remid. d to sap ear i .the Brunwok Dourt, on Jeantier 8. . .
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
Mr. F. A. vwsey, the town sur veyor of -Kalgoorlie, --has-been grant e;i-permission- to- take- his- aeeumu iated leave, of sic- weeks from- the .middle of ~ext month. Mr. S. Burrows,.. who met with a paie?il accident -throgbh 4ing caught&lt; ji 0. belt-::a-f tie - RikAiil $South. 4.:,?. i4- n4 king good-"ptp greMs j tlu Menttes b liepitat - - . The Minister of Defence (Senator Pearee) is much rmn down in health and badly in need of a complete change and rest, from oficia woar ries. This he is ta:king by having a fortnight's holiday at Albany. Accompanied be his wife and family, the Minister reached Albany by the Katoomba a few days ago. It is now two and a quarter years since he assumed hits onerous and respon I aible office, and during that -time the. only spell he has had has.been the few days spent in travelling to and from West Australia at the time of the national service referendutm campaign. j atmher Francis Clune, C.P., who for many years was rector of the Passionist...
TRIPLE BATHING FATALITY Rockhampton (Q.), Dec. 26. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
TRIPLE BATHING FATALITY Rockhampton (Q.), Dec. 24. A triple drowning case occurred at Yeppon yesterday afternoon. It- appears that' fi e young 'women and a man were bathing sear. some, rocks near the cliffs, the spot where they were bathing being about waist deep; Three of the female memi bers of the party were seen to be in difficulties, evidently having stepped into a deep hole in the rocks. The male member of tae partr. Walter .Sharred, immediate ly went to the rescue. He succeed ed-in rescuing one girl, but it-is thought he was -washed out to sea in attempting to .rescue the other two. Miss Lilian Stever (1i) and Miss tbhel Campbell (22) were also drowned, the bodies of the two young women,floating on the water twenty minutes before they wera recovered. The current was very strong, and the sea very rough. Efforts, to restore life mroved un avadling. Sharred's body has not been recovered.
SPECIAL INTERCESSORY SERVICE ADDRESS BY THE BISHOP. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
SPECIAL INTESCESSOIT SERVICE ADDRESS BY THE BISHI P. A special war memorial and inter cesson service was conduted at ,St.: John's Cathedral on Siada-y, when appropriate prayers were offered up for all those affected by the .war and for the success of the allied arms. A sermon was. preached ':by the Bishop .e Kalgoordie (Dr. Gold ing Bird); who, in the coure of his. rem rkar said-:-"How is this war going to affect British life and character I What permanent mark is it going to leave f These are questions which many people are asking themselves, and yet which none can answer with certainty. No previous wars in which- we as -a nation have been' engaged are -com parable to this. They wern fought by comparatively -sml-: numbers io professronal soldiers and sailors;] they only affected the ordinary citi zen indirectly and externally. If -.e had friends ins-the fi?htinir line he, of course, experienced poignant anxiety or bereavement-; bat, gener ally speaking, he. pursued his or dinary av...
GOLDFIELDS PATRIDTIC FUND [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
BOLDFIEfS PATUI'IDtIS FUND Previously acknowledged, £14,498 10/5; Boulder Pipers' Band Social, £8 1/9 ; employees Montgomery Bros., £2"13/3; employees Kalgoo'rlie Foundry, .£4 9/6; Hannans Central Battery employees, £5 19/12; staff South Kalgoorlie School, £1 12/9; Clayton and Rintoul, proceeds of sale of cow donated by Kennedy, Desailly and Co., £11 10/. employees mechanical department trans-line, £24 2/9; Albany Bell and staff, £3 6/; Kurrawang wodline, 924 o0/I; Cossen's gang, £i 9/68 employees Horan Bros., £1 2/ ;J. J. Dwyer, £1 "Pathfinder," 15/; F. W. Brick nell and saff, 12/6; J. W. Bateman and staff, 17/; Mayor, of Coolgardie, Teclhnical School bazaar, £13 9/3; M Sadler (per Mayor of Coolgardie), sale of flowers. 7/; Mrs. Bateman, Kurramia woodline, . £3; W.A.G.R. Enginedrivers, Firemen and Clean ersq Union, £3 4/; Kalgoorlie Rail way Institute, £5; employees Asso ciated G.M., £8 M. Kofoed, £1 W. Taylor, 10/; Misses Winzer and Marsden, second and third classes, North Kalgoor...