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RETAIL SALES TAXATION [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
RETAIL SALES TAXATiON . The special, meeting of the Co.n ference of Local Bodies, which w:a called at Boulder last" pight, rc solved without discussion to enter a strong' protest against the pro posed Goveinment tax of 15 per cent. on certain retail sales. The only remark was passed by Cr. Leslie, 'who characterised the proposition as inequitable. It was suggested that there were other ways in which economy could be effected, notably by remedying. the anomaly of having two income tax departments, a reference which drew from the Mayor of Kalgoorlie an interesting anecdote of how he had been required to spend quite a number of stamps and not.a litt'l. patience over the settling of a short.-. age of 3d. in his income tax, which was not accomplished indeed till after it had been placed in the hands of the Law Department to collect..
MILITARY AUTHORITIES' MISTAKE Melbourne, Nov. 27. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
MILITARY AUTHORITIES' MISTAKE Melbourne, Nov. S7. Prompt action has been taken by the military authorities to atone for the, mistake caused by the wrongful conviction of three young men at Richmond Court last week on charges of having failed to enrol under the home service proclama-. tion. Sentences of three month,' imprisonment imposed upon Francis Bent, Edwin Adams, and Ernest Bird were to-day set aside, and or. dered to be expunged from the re cords. Lieut. H.. S. Hennessy said the military authorities recognised that. through some misunderstanding, an1 injustice had been done these men. It had been abundantly established that Bent and Adams had enlisted, and that Bird had answered the re quirements of the proclamation.
FIRE BRIGADES ACT AMENDMENT ILL [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
FIRE BRIGADES ACT AMENDMENT BILL There was a lengthy discussion at the meeting of the Conference .of Local Bodies atBoulder,Thursday night over the proposed amend ments to the Fire Brigades Act, now before Parliament. The secretary of the conference, Mr. C. E. Eccles, gave figures show ing how the cost of the fire brigade service on the fields had been dimi nished to the three local bodies through only having to pay three eighths of the total cost instead of bearing the whole, as at first. It was explained that one. of the ob jections to the present bill lay in the fact that under it the goldfields were not supposed to be paying their full share of the burden. He pointed out that last year the gold fields paid 14 per cent. of the total amount leyied on local authorities throughout the State. With wages and levy, the amount paid must have totalled £4064, so that the dis trict could not be paying much short of its rightful share. The clause of the new Act which gave authority to any l...
DEATH OF A CRIMEAN VETERAN THE LATE MR. WILLIAM MACNIVEN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
DEA1H OF A CRIMEAN VETERAN THE LATE MR. WILLIAM MACN[VEN. By the last mail from New Zea land Mr. Geo. Macniven, foreman printer of the "Kalgoorlie Miner," received news of the death of his father, Mr. William Macniyen, of Wanganui, a Crimean veteran,which occurred on October 7, at the age of 84 years. "The New Zealand Sporting and Dramatic Review," in referring to the late Mr. Macniven, writes.: "A typical illustration of the fight ing spirit of a widely-known Wan ganui family is revealed in the photograph on this page of the late Mr. William Macniven, who died on October 7 at the advanced age of 84, and his grandson, Private C. A. Macniven, who was wounded whilst serving with the New Zea handers in France on September 15. The late Mr. Macniven was highly esteemed throughout the Wanganui district, and his record as a veteran s.oldier of the Empire is, indeed: a distinctly creditable ope. 1He enhst ed at Glasnow at the age of 18, a. l for over ]2 ylars ssrved with the hluper'al Army ...
MUNICIPAL SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES BOULDER. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
NUtICIPAL SWEAaINl -IN CEIE MONILS BOULDER. An enjoyoule ruw.t on accom panied. the swearing-in of the re elected mayor ana lour councillors of the Boulder munmcpality yesber da4y. Between .thirty and forty citizens, repretenulatve of the gola fields, inci?tmg die itayor of KLa .gooraie, Mr. H. W. Dav.dson, were present.- Among them were Crs. Graham, Braaaey, butler, Lennell, Rainsford, and .togers (Boulder), Cr?, Boileau, borwick, Launder, .Gren, Pluipott, Mengir, and Ed wards (Kargoorie), Meesrs. C. E. .E?;oes (town clerk of nsa.goorhe), A. Stubbs, M. B. ticott, E. W. Grib ble, R. G. Miller, J. Dyson, W. Stanley, Trotter, Naughton, Lewis, Prewett, Brice Coa.iam, J.. Boy land,. Dobbie G. Hart-rey, the Rev. G Petherick, and b~.her Don ogher. . Apo.ogies were. received from Cr. t heahan, the Rev. Mr. Boxall, Cr. Reed, and Mr. Saxon Lee. After the ceremony of taking the oath of .aliegia.ice at the hands of the ,Resident M.gist ate - (Mr. Wal ter), Mr. 8. Beston adminis.ered the same t...
THE I.W.W CASES Sydney, Nov. 29. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
THE, leWW ASES .. Sydney, Nov 29. To-day, was the eighth day of the trial of the twelve members of the I.W.W. who were charged before Mr. Justice Pring and a jury at the Criminal Court with having con spired together* to burn down Syd ney, to defeat the ends of justice, and to cause sedition. King, addressing the jury, said that his grievance was not against the capikalists, but against their system. The only crime that could be charged against him was that be was a working man. -- The de struction of life in any form was repulsive to him. It was not to advocate crime that, the I.W.W. existed, but to remove the condi tions among the working class which were the cause of crime. The case is still part heard. Sydney' Nov. 30. To-day was the ninth day of the hearing of the charges of conspiracy preferred against the twelve mem bers of -the I .W.W. Mr. Lamb, K.C., who appeared for the Crown, commenced his ad dress to the jury at five minutes past 10, and with the exception of the lunch h...
NEVANA'S CONTRACT Perth, Dec. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
NiEVANA'S CONTRACT Perth, Deo. 1. nollowing upon the motion re oehtly carried in thpe Legislative Assembly on the motion of Mr. E.. B: Johnston for the appointment of a. Royal 'Commission to inquire into the circumstances of the Nevanas. contract for the erection of the Wyndham Freezing Works, the Government has appointed Mr. Justice Burnside a aa Royal Conm mission 'to !conduct the imini,
CR. BERRY IN FRANCE WITH THE MINERS' CORPS. INCIDENTS OF TRENCH LIFE. BOLDNESS OF ALLIED AIRMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
CR. BERRY tIN FRANCE WITH THE MINERS' CORPS. INCIDENTS OF TRENCH LIFE. BOLDNESS OF ALLIED AIR METN. Cr. J. W. Berry, of Kalgoorlie who is a sergeant in the Miners Corps, writes to Mr. : Kirwan, M.L.C., from the trenches "Some where in France": "Censorship, of course, will not allow me to give the location of our company in the fighting line in France. As I-write the great guns of the allies-overhead and on our flanks-boom and hurtle their tons of metal into the lines of the enemy. Henry Lawson writes a poem called 'I am the gun, I am the gun.' One realises the spirit of it. as one watches the blackness of the- night lit up by the continuous flashes of the mighty guns, and the little guns, the crackle of the machine guns,t'he swirl and the swish of aerial tor pedoes, and mortar bombs, and the crack. of the rifle. Star shells help to light up the night and the whole business of war staggers one with the grimness of its tragedy. "This point where we are operat ing is only a point in th...
EDNA MAY BATTLER. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
EDNA MAY BATTLER. Report to November 27:—50 ft. level: Reef 16 in. wide, value 16 dwt. 100 ft. level: North stopes 18 in. wide, value 16. dwt. South stopes, 36 in. wide, value 24 dwt. 150 ft. level: North drive extended to 200 ft. Reef 14 ft. wide, value 6 dwt. Value footwall side 12 dwt. Two ft. on hanging wall side 20 dwt. Souh stopes 20 in. wide, value 18 dwt. Crushing full time. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
PROBATES AND ADMINISTRATIONS Perth, Nov. 30. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
PROBATES AND ADMINISTRATIONS Perth, Nov. 30. The probates and administrations issued during the week were : Probates. Leslie John Langdon, late of Pin gelly, to Elizabeth Helen Langdon, £1954. Ansell Freeoorn, late of Perth, to Joan Allester Freecorn,, John May, Goldsmith Pether. Valentine Free corn and David Allester Frecoorn. amount not stated. Leslie Andrew Little, late of Leederville, to Murray Little, £-331. Walter Richard Scott. late of Fri mantle, to Daisy Maude Williams, amount not stated: Keith Geo. Harman Podger, late of Kelmscott, to Grace Podger, £320. Raymond Keyser Dunn, late Mt. Barker, to Robert Meechanm, amount. not stated. John Charles Thomson, to Geor gina Susan Elizabeth Woolhouse and Amelia Gladys Woollhouse, £645. Elizabeth Mortimer late of Goo mailing, to Ernest Arthur Achell and Edgar Charles Boase, £567. * Stanley Berthold Nenke, late of Cue, to Clara. Ann Nenke, £268. SReginald Henry Cornish, late of Leederville, to Oharles. Cornish. amount not stated. Elea...
EDNA QUEEN NO. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
EDNA QUEEN NO. 1. Report for fortnight ended Novena ber 11:--"No. 3 shaft, 61 ft. level: c·rive west on lode off 'north-east crosscut 10 ft., carrying traces to 2 dwt. per ton. No. -4 shaft 76 ft. level: West drive advanced another 8 ft..; total, 13. ft. South crosscut was extended another 3 ft.; total, 31 ft. Started a drive east on south side of vertical leader, now in 3 ft. ; the leader is gold-bearing, but notI payable so far. No. 9 shaft was sunk another 9 ft. 3 in.; total,.. 39 ft. 0 in. The diorite is again giving place to porphyry."
MINT RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
MIUT RETURJNS. The following return shows the weight of gold bullion received at the Perth branch.of the Royal Mint from each district and goldfield in West Australia during the month of November: District. Fied. Oz. Oz. Coolgardie Coolgardie ... 1,604.35 1,004.35 Cool a erdi East Kalgoorlie ... 64,907.7 64,907.37 Coolgardis North Menzies ...... 3,192.86 Ularring ...... 37.25 3,230.11 Dundas ..... .. - 2,531.77 Mount Margaret Mt.- Malcolm .. 6,499.39 Mt. Margaret. 5,662.34 12,161.73 Murchison Cue...... ..... 773.50 Day Dawn ... 2,066.20 Mt. Magnet ..: 1,166.55 Meeaha~trr 5,393,19 9,399.44 Murchison East Black Range... 2,288.56 2,289.50 Peek Hill ...... - 80.98 Phillips River ... - 35.52 Pilbarra- Marble Bar ... 1,465.92 Nullagine... ... 548.85 2,014.77 Yalgoo ........ 792,58 Yilgarn ......... - 8,519.93 Goldfields generally (in eludes 9480.15 oz. fine gold bass returned for coinage) ... - 9,483.78' Total ......... ..... 117.050.89
GENERAL SMITH-DORRIEN'S PROTEST. FOR THE SOLDIERS. WHY SEND THEM RUBBISH [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
GENERAL SMITH - DORRIEN'S PROTEST. FOR THE SOLDIERS. WHY .SEND THEM RUBBISH General Smith-Dorrien makes a fine protest in the "Morning Post" against the tone of 6ur theatrical performances. "IV am convinced." he writes, "that our gallant sailors and sol diers themselves would be the first to admit that if they. were given their choice they would,.prefer per I formances which, whilst cheerful and inqpiring, appealed to the best sida of their patriotic natures, anu not exhibitions of scantily-dressed girls. and songs of doubtful charac ter. "The whole nation's heart is arte last set on winning this great war, and an importaut factor undoubted ly is the cleanlihe.ss. of mind and the nouility of purpose of our heroes on sea and land, and it seems entirely unnecessary and certainly wrong to put into: their.. heads demoralising thoughts, such as they must obtain from many performances now ap peari-ug on the stage." "There are picture papers full of absolutely nothing except legs and grins...
MINING DEVELOPMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
MINING DEVELOPMENT. In the course' of a recent speech in the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Lambert. referring to the mining induistry, said :-"We- have in this State a considerable amount .of money invested in the great gold fields water supply scheme. At the present time I do not think that a proper attitude has been taken to wards that great 'scheme, and that it is not being properly utilised and harnessed in the manner in which it should be utilised and harnessed for the assistance of the gold min ing industry. We find that a pro spector who is prospecting a small show, and in the initial stages of his work requires all the assistance and encouragement. he can get, is being charged an extortionate amount of money for his water sup ply. It is not later on that it mat 'ters so much his being charged for his water. to' this extent, btit in the `early ..stagei when he .is just: be -ginning to crush. In -my district alone, the C6olgardie constitiuency, there is a dozen large, well-defined...
KALGURLI DIVIDEND. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
RALGURLI DIVIDEND. The directors of the Kalgurli Gold Mines, Ltd., have declared a divi dend (the 57th) of 2/6 per share, less English income tax of 5/ in the £, payable on January 6. Mr. J. Joice, who was recently appointed manager . f the New Bod diungton G.M., has taken charge of the property, and is getting every thing in readiness to commence crushing as soon as the plant is handed over by the coxitractors. . The Riverina and Riverina South gold mining leases at Mulline, which are now being worked by the Riverina South G.M. Co., recently floated in Melbourne, had produc ed up to the end of last year, 23,775 oz. fine gold from 35,586 tons. of ore. treated. Of this .yield the Riverina leases had returned 10,534 oz. from 17,806 tons, and the River ina South 13,240 oz. from 17,780 tons. Mr. F. R. Feldtmann, in the .course of a report on the geological features of the district,, writes:- "The only lode formations -seen by the writer were at Riverina'; t'xey do not appear to be commo...
MOUQUET FARM (Australian War Correspondent Bean, British Headquarters. France.) October 10. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
MOUQUET FARM (Australian War Correspondent Bean; British Headquarters. France.) October 10. In picking up the intimate details of the fighting after the units are out of the line, one comes across certain narratives which deserve to be told at once, even though the events themselves occurred some weeks ago. &nbsp; One of these is the story of the first deliberate attack on Mouquet Farm. One says deliberate, because the Tasmanians in the previous week had explored the farm in an attack, which was not intended to go so far. The first deliberate at- tack on the neighbourhood of it was made by the Victorians. . The attack was timed before 5 in the morning, while it was still dark. .Part of a Victorian brigade—not the very oldest of our troops, but Gal- lipoli battalions for all that—was in the line at that period and carried out the attack. &nbsp; The Line Splits. There were three known difficul- ties. One was Mouquet Farm, on the right. The second was a strong point or ...
THE WAR AFTER THE WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
THE WAR AFTER THE WAR. By Sydney- Smith ("Daily Mail"): "I know my Germany, anid don't love her. Three years I lived there, I worked. there. "Providence made an engineer of me, but the Germans called me their chief-konstructor in the fac tory I was there in-ac they them selves might say. Assume we whack them In .war we must--we will--I, who lived there and know my German, am perfectly, confident we ern '`and shall; but what about it I The strug gle will then begin-or shall I' sit re-begip $ Germany is' greater as a commercial nation, and better' or ganifsed for production and com merce than ever she as or wea for. war, andti even the blindest and most wooden headed of our leaders knows now something of her war organisation capabilities. Listen to this. In a German factory-a motor car factory---to be precise, the German Metallurgique in Berlin--we had a splendid works entirely modern filled with the latest tools money could -buy, or. our banks' credit could get for us. Sanitary arran...
TRANS-AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY Melbourne, Dec. [?] [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 5 December 1916
TRANS-AUSTRALIAN ' RAILWAY Melbournel Dec. 3. Senator Needham (W.A.) asked. in the Senate to-day whether there was any danger of delay in ob structing the remaining 140 miles of the Trans-Austaalian railway through delay in the delivery of material. The Minister for Works, Senator Lynch, in reply," said it. was esti mated that there was sufficient material in hand to keep at work until December 16 whenl the Christ mas holidays would commence. Or ing to the coal strike, there had been serious apprehensions a.s to what would ha.ppeni after then. Now. that the strik was over, there were, strong hopes that there would be no stoppage, although there might be a short idle time at each end. Senator Needham: Will it, bi necessary to remove the men ? Senator Lynch said that this might be necessary. If no material was coming forward it might be more profitable to remove the men 1than to keep them idle. Senator Stewart (Q..): Ha~s the Government considered the advisa bility of stopping all pub...