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TRAGIC DEATH OF A PIONEER Broad Arrow, Dec. 27. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 2 January 1917
TRAGIC DEATH OF A PIONEER Broad Arrow, Dec. 27. On Saturday last the body of the late Wm. Smith, licensee of the Bar- doc Hotel, was found at the rear of the building, with a gunshot wound through the head. Before Mr. W. N. J. Wilson, J.P., acting coroner, and a jury, consist- ing of Messrs. York, Pettifer, and Thorby, the body was identified, and the inquest adjourned to Janu- ary 8. The deceased had for a long time past suffered from very bad health. He was well-known from the earliest days of the goldfields. Popularly known as "Billy" Smith, he was a great favourite, being a keen sports man, and all-round athlete. Throughout the district great regret has been expressed for his untimely end and sympathy for his widow and family.
STATE RECRUITING COMMITTEE Perth, Jan. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
STATE RECRUITING COMMITTEE Perth, Jan. 6. Yesterday Mr. James Gardiner, M.L.A.. who was recently select ed as one of the six members of the National Council for nomination to the State Recruiting Committee under the new Federal scheme re ceived the following telegram #rom Mr. Donald Mackinnon, Director General of Recruiting:--"You have been nominated as a member for .the West Australian State ,4tecruit ing committee. Please wire me whether willing to accept." Mr. Gardiner sent the following reply !-"Willing to accept, but. considering Australia's vote and that, irf addition,' we, in West Aus tralia, have been makiiig up the quota for South Austr lia and Vic toria. there can only be a li ji'd response. We hi ve compara vejy few eligible men eft, Thi1 ttO breeds men who have patrioticacty recognised their responalbilit es to the nation and mankind, and hpes no room for selfishness and cowardice."
CHARGE OF ARSON Melbourne, Jan. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
SHARGE OF ARSlu Melbourne, Jan. 5. Margaret Ann Burnside, wife of Archibald Burnside, icen see of the Terminus Hotel at She pparton, was arrested 'last night on a charge of hav ing, set fire to the hotel at about 3 a.mm on Friday, December 29. As the * result of the fire, Patrick Mac ie, a lodger, was burnt to death in his room and the greater portion of the building was destroyed. The accused was brought before the Local Court. to-day, and r. manded for a week
WILFUL DESTRUCTION WHEAT STACKS DAMAGED. Sydney, Jan. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
WILFUL DESTRUCTION WHEAT STACKS DAMAGED. Sydney, Jan. 5. The Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Grahame, has received various reports from the State Wheat Office that wilful and malicious damage has 'been caused to wheat .atacks throughout the State, and that at tempts have been made both to burn down stacks in the country and to cause damage by cutting open the bottom tiers of bags, with a view to causing the collapse of the stacks. The cases have been placed In the hands of the Police Department It is evident that these attempts are made b miscreants who evi dently thin they are causing ex ense to te Government or its ents. The persons who wil suffer for these outrages will, how ever, be the. farmers, as asipping hrmLb will nt accept responsibility 19t t yk _.. ts harsc cx .
EDNA MAY G.M. CO. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
EDNA MAY 9.1. CO. Uepont for wee ended Deoemb&r 30; 1916: pen Ctt.-Ore values, 7 d't. per ton. - , 235 ft. Level.-No. 8 slope advai.I ced. in footwall side of lode to -No. 4 rise; value - oiv: width .of 10 ft., 7 dwt. per ton. Nd. .8 stope niorth of No. 1 winze advanced to.46 Ft. from winze; value over width of 10! ft.. 8 dwt. per. ton. No. 9 south' stope advanced to 37 ft. eaat of No. .2 rise; value over width of 9 ft., 18 daw. 800 ft. Level.-C srope advanced in footwall side of lode to 49 ft from No. I rise; value over width of 12 ft., 18 dwt. per ton. 0 Mtope advanced to 23 ft. - north-east of No. 2 rise; value over widith of 14 f4., 21 dwt. per ton. 385 ft. PIwel.--Main crosscut ad vanced 128 t . !ueoming .water about 8000 gallons per hour.
NEW BODDINGTON G.M. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
NEW BODDINGTQN G.I. The manager of the New Bodding ton mine iAports under date D ebem ber 31: Main shaft sunk a further distance. of 24 ft., making a total distance of 216 ft. No. 1 . Level, Kernan's Lode.- Leading stope timbered 30 ft. No. 2 Level, Kernan's Lode. Leading stope timbered 25 ft.. Plant.-The contractors lhave made good progress with this work, and I expect..to be able to ;take it over from them early in January. Messrs. R. G. Ardagh, T. S. Rin toul. and C. Cavalier," directors of tie0 New Boddington - Consols, re iurned to Kalgoorlie by motor car yesterday. afternoon, after specding d .couple of days at the ':iie ..at G'oongarrie. The piimary object Of their visit was to make an .in spection. of the' hnwly-erected Wat tery and "witness a trial. run. Ac cording to reports, the battery worked satisfactrorily, and the .mine manager (Mr. Joyce) hopes bo com menc, crushing .tob.rds the. end of tae present week. The "main. shaft Las now reached a 'depth 'of.' 300 ft., and a ...
LEONORA. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
LEONORA. &t the Sing of the Hills Messrs. Bradburn and party have sunk a new shaft to a depth of 30 ft., and have now installed a pumping plant (writes "Leonora Miner"). Very rich ore was .locttod in this property a few years ago, and several sen sational crushings taken out, but the then owners abandoned it owing to the heavy influx of water. The present holders have now a pump in operation, which they consider will be ample to cope wth the water. The Leonora State battery . com menced crushing operations on Wed nesday, and the following crushings have en treated: Gold Blocks (dump), 191 tons for 23 oz. Ping Pong (Messrs. R. Dowson anid party), 36 tons for 70 oz. A parcel of 4 tons from the lease held by Messrs. Wunnenburg and party was cleared up yesterday af ternoon (Friday) but returne are not yet to hand. The battery is now running on a parcel of ore from a prospecting area owned by Messre. Derham and party.
IVANHOE GOLD CORPORATION. DIAMOND DRILLBING FROM 3620 FT. LEVEL. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
IVANHOE GOLD CORPORATION. DIAMOND DRILLBING FROM 3620 FT. LEVEL The acting general manager (Mr. Jas. 1Drage) reports that in cobtmnu ing tlke vertical borehole from west ern plat the bore passed ,through lode material from a depth of 309 ft. to 333 ft. below level; 4 ft from 313 assayed 10/7 per ton, and 1 ft. at 331 ft. 12/9 *per' ton, the balance showing traces. Graphite was met with at 336 ft., and extended to bottom of " bore hole at date, viz., 346-ft. The bore hole is being continued& " 'For the weekrended "December 16, thk Adelaide Entetpriue Syndicate crushed 1660 tons for a yield oa 839 oz. bullion, valued at £143. "Dur ing the week ended Detember 28, the syxidicate crushed 200 tons, ;-la recovered '45 oz.' odf bttlion, :a ed At £1o7. -
THE WESTONIA GROUP. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
THE WESTONIA GROUP. i Taking the Westonia group, and I reviewing what has happened during the year, it can be affrmed that in nearly all the mines outside the original claim attention has been given to favourable developments rather than to going - oi the aver age of general results (writes the "Australasian"). Fortunately, with. Edna May, disabilities such as the I flow of water checked the booming spirit. The same cannot, be said of the Edna May Central, Edna Deeps. or the minor shows of the district. It is 12 months since the Central Company in , its southern crosscut ran into the new make of stone, and shares were lifted to £6. At that stage one of the highest sup porters of the field "dropped" 500 shtres. This transaction ma ied the tIrning point of the speculation4 for from that time onwards prices drifted almost without check, un til at vresent the mine stands at what is recognised to be the very fair valuation of about 21/ per share. What is of inter eat is to take into cons...
PRECIOUS STONES. AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
PRECIOUS STONES. AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTION. Mining operations in the Beech worth ' district (Viotoria) have at times resulted in the dicovery of diamonds. A few days ago William Methven, a prospector whilst sluic i in Bla~cksand creek, about four mzies from Beechworth, found a number 'of gems, one of which has been declared by the principal of the Beechworth Technical School to be a 'first-.water diamond of 8 car ats. Diamonds have been discover ed in the district from Wooragee down to Eldorado (wrntes the "Ar gus"), but: the stones have usually been very small, and the product .has been trifling. The largest gem previously found in the district weighed 5 carats, which is equal to the stone obtained last week. Spec ulation exists in the Beechworth district as to the source of the dia monds, which are found in glacial conglomerates. It is likely, there fore, that the matrix of the original deposit is far distant from Beech worth. Very little prospecting has, however, been done for diamon...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
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A MULGABBIE CRUSHING. 185 OZ. FROM ONE TON. Kanowna, Dec. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
A MULGABBIE CRUSHING. 185 OZ. FROM ONE TON. Kanowna, Dec. 3. Among the parcels of gold that have recently reached Kanowna, not the least interesting is one from Messrs. Farley and party's claim at Mulgabbie. This was the product of 19 cwt. of rich telluride ore treat ed at Symond's small three-head battery at Kurnalpi, for the gratify ing return of 153 oz. Some 10 cwt. of sands treated at Kalgoorlie yielded 32 oz. of gold. This mine has for a long time pro duced similar results. It is there fore regrettable that operations have not been conducted on a larger scale, which would, perhaps, pro mote important developments in the district. The winning of this rich ore in a promising -but alnost de serted district indicates the !ack of enterprise and the inefficiency of prospecting in this State under our existing mining administ'ation. : The advantages offered - by the presence of a small three-head' ::ill,. oni which the Kurnalpi: district. eas, long been dependent, 4re also vpro minent...
BROWN HAIRED AUSTRALIANS [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
BROWN HAIRED AUSTRALJANS Was it an effort. of the sun or a true impression that, amongst the 15,000, State . School .children,. and ýsesaill : Y sayal . tlie ; . Melbouirne "Argus," of December 27),the girls, who took part in the display .at the M.C.C. ground recently, brown hair predominated? Certainly it seemed that there were very few blondes'; that. jets were an expeption; and that aubiuris were. a small percent age; while thousands could be clan sified as light or dark browns. The interesting point .arises, if a closer examination juttifiedi the analysis, Has climate helped to create a stan dard hue? t Opinions on this point were sought from Collins-stret. physicians. One remarked .that it was eitremely doubtful that the brown tint was the result of climatic conditions. Changes " and modifications. of phy sical attributes from environment, nutrition, and other influences were not produced in hundreds of years, but in thousands; and in :the com paratively shoit term . of settlem...
KANOWNA. Kanowna, Jan. 2. Ballarat-cum-Sunbeam. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
KAN1OWNA. Kanowna, Jan. 2. Ballarat-cum-.inbean.. - At the Ballarat G.M., Kanowna, a development of considerable im portance has .occurred. ' In the drive at 300 ft. level the Sunbeam reef has been reached, approximately at the - distance contemplated. a 'The width of the reef to the present has not been definitely ascertained, and a few days will elapse ere it is known, owing to accumulation of water during. the holidays. It is, however, stated that the width is over a foot, and that the values are more than payable. The importance of this develop ment will be realised when it is .re membered that the Sunbeam work igs attained a death of only 200 ft., and for several years maintained crushing averages of 2 to 3 oz, per ton. It follows that a large tonnage of backs may .be relied on, and that the Sunbeam mine; which. is equip ped with machinery, will be com pletely drained from the lower work ins. of the Ballarat. The success of the venture must be most gratifying to the owners of t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
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FORTUNES IN SHIPS REMARKABLE FIGURES. £140,000 PROFIT ON A STEAMER. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
FORTUNES IN SHIPS REMARKABLE FIGURES. £140.000 PROFIT ON A STEAMER. High prices for vessels are still maintained, and show no signs of falling off, says "Lloyd's List," of October 13. A new steamer, built in Japan, this year at a cost of £60,000, has, been sold at a profit of £140,000. New British-built steam ers are selling at £30 to £35 per ton dead weight as against £10 per ton last year, and secondhand steamers have been - fetching enor shous 'prIices, as much as £19 per ton dead weight having been ob tained for a vessel 38 years' old. Sailing ships (which a few years ago were worth only a little over breaking-up prices) have been sold' at £20 to £28 per ton. The Scottish Glens was recently sold for £47,250, or more than 15 times her value six years ago, when she was sold for £3000. The Alcides was recently sold for £66,750, or over 11 times her value in 1912, and £40,000 above her cost 24 years ago. The Syvst jerne, built 25 years ago, at a cost of £12,000, and 'sold 'in 1910 f...
BUSHMEN'S SMALL FEET. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
BUSHMEN'S SMALL FEET. The New South Wales State Comniandant (Colonel Ramaciotto) said that the reorgonisation of the camps had nothing to do with the question of enlistment for speciai units. The orders, he pointed aut. were clear. Men must enlist, £or general service, and when required for special units they are select Md after investigation of qualifications. q. A large number of men had suc ceeded in having their papers mark ed for special units, the Army Medi cal and Army Service Corps being particular favourites. To allot the men to those units would mean sot only the depletion off infantry tor which recruits are needed, but a stay in camp of at least six or eight months, which .was clearly an undesirable state of things. The papers of those men had bee.i marked, not in disobedience of or ders, but as an indication of the desire of the individual to join a particular unit. This, however. could not be converted into an obli gation to place the men in that par ticuar unit. "I wis...