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THE SUGAR INDUSTRY Melbourne, Jan. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
fIlE SUCAR INDUSTRY Melbourne, Jan: 3. On August 29, Acting Judge Dick son in the Industrial Court at Bris bane, made an award regarding the wages and conditions of sugar grow ers and others in. Queensland. The Australian Sugar Producers' Asso ciation, Limited, representing the employers and mill owners concern ed, appealed to the -Queensland Supreme Court to set aside the award on various grounds,, and the Acting Judge and the union were called upon to show cause- why a writ of prohibition should- not be is, sued, directed to. the Industrial Court, the Acting Judge and the union, forbidding them from pro ceeding on the award. The Queensland Full Court made absolute the' order prohibiting the carrying out of the award on cer tain points mentioned. An appeal against this was made by the Aus tralian Sugar Producers' Association, Limited, to the High Court. The ztaatter was heard before five judges of the High Court in Sydney last month, it being contended that the portions of Acting J...
HONORS FOR ANZACS Melbourne, Jan. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
HONORS FOR ANZACS Melbourne, Jan. 3. The Assstant Minister for De fence. Mr. Laird Smith, stated to day that the number of members of the Australian Imperial Force, whose gallant conduot during the present campaign has been recog nised by the award of decoratious, according to the London Gazette files to hand, is as flowsf:-l Victoria Cross (V.C.), 14. Order of the Bath: Knight Com manders (K.C.B.), 1; Companions: Milifery (C.B.), 20. Order of St, Michael 'and 85. George: Knight Commanders (LO. M.G.), 1; Companions (C.M.Q.), 346 Distinguished Service Order: Com panions (D.S.O.), .69. Military Cross (M.C.); 121. * Distinguished Conduct Medal (D.Mi. M.), 257. Military Medal, 250.
DISCHARGING GOAL AT HOBART Hobart, Jan. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
OIScHARG#lG COAL AT HOBART Hobart, Jan. 3. The cooal luapers, wha are now paid mabot 1/2j per ton for handling coal, sent in a demand that, from January 1 they should be paid by the hour at the rate of 2/9 for day work and 4/1 for night work. This denioad aa been made bythe eo banr branch of the W eraide Worker.' Federationt Shippig companies maintain that any su demand should oome fram tfhe Fed eral Arbitrtiton Court, apd they state tint, if the demand is not witbdranvi, no shpe swill be sent to Uobart with coat. At present no coal is being um loaded from the hulks port, nd, uniless some agreement reached, there wilt be a aerioun s rtage of coal in $obi.
COMMONWEALTH FINANCE Melbourne, Jan. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
COMMONWEALTNF MfNOE Melbourne, Jan. 2. Returns which .were issued to-day show than during the month of De cember the Customs and Excise re ceipta showed a asibstantial. Tall ing off, compared with the gcgrtes pending period of last year, ttotal amount collected being £Iieao5s, as against £1,360,167, he decrease be tag £169.611. A amg off was noted in all States except South Australia and West Australia, which showed 4 slight increase. The figures for the first six months of the financial year show an in-1 crease of £141,099, as compared with those for the corresponding period "3f 1915,- the receipts being :-1915, £7, 973 137; 1916, £8,114,236. 2.1he earnings of the post office for December were £457,801, as against £433,871 in 1915, an increase of £23, 930. The six months' figures were £2,644,122, compared with $2,408,350 for the corresponding term in 1915. During the last six months of 1916, there were 669O4 maternity allow anoes paid as against 65,192 for the corresponding period ...
VETERAN POLITICIANS [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
VEJAN _POLITICIANS The Melbourne "Age" of Deoem her 18 states :-"A -plea for t z veteran politician who has not been permitted to "lag superfluous on the stage" to the extent that he would have preferred, was made in the Senate on Saturday by Senator Gardiner (N.S.W.). leader of the Labour Opposition, after listening to Senator Needham (W. A.} who, j referring to Mr. King O'h ailey's distribution of free passes, exclaim led against it on principle, saying that the paymena given to members of Parliament and Ministers ought to finally recompense them for their services to the nation. Senator Oar diner, whose remarks were- punctu ated with an occasional "Hear hear" from the Minister of Works (Senator Lynoh) said he had seon no tadder sight than some retired legis +afors, or ex-Ministers. When at length an adverse vote was given against them by the eledtors, no spark of gratitude was shown to them for what they had -done for the " country. Splendid men had given their lives to the polit...
THE GOLD YIELD. DECEMBER'S FIGURES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
THE GOLD YIELD... TEEldiblM'S 1Iý'CtRS. The official returns issued by the Mines Department show that the quantity of gold received at the Mint and entered for export during De cember: amounted to 90089 fine oz., valued at £382,677. The, total was 1702 oz. more than the previous month and .994 oC less ihajn for the corresponding month in. 1915. The output for the year, at 1,061,398 fine oz.. valued at £4,508,039, is down 148;12 Ene oz in quantity.and £631, 695 in value as. compared with the flgures for 1915. The following t}bTe gives the monthly yield since the beginning of 1914: Fine Fine Fine Oz. Oz. Oi. 1914. 1915. 1918. anL ... ...119,023 98.757 93.985 eb .. ... 103,305 104.968 67,970 h. ... 92,619 93.764 03.993 ril. ... . 99,007- 102,809 90,527 May ... ... 106,207. 103,670 83,877 June ... ... 101,015 101,309 94,82 July:... ... 96,599 99,414 99,637 August ... 102,447 101;021 91,735 September .105,113 102,859 89,871 Oct. ... ... 101,894 102,584 83,891 S..... 110,500 100,003 88,33...
LEASEHOLDERS AND PROSPECTORS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
LEASEHOLDERS AND PROS. PECTORS. '- well-attendee meeting of the newly-formed East Coolgardie Lease holders and Prospectors' Associa tion was held at the Union Club 'Hotel. Thursday evening. Numerous suggestions were made for inclusion in the agenda paper for the forth coming mining conference, members referring to the many ways in which the progreps of the mining industry might be .assisted.by. the Govern ment. Thel secretary reported that he had received a communication from the. Minister for .Hines -with reference to the appointment of delegates to the conference. Mr. .Hartigan pointed out that the annual subscription to the associa ti*c was 'purely nominal, and ebould not debar anyone interested in the industry from becoming a member. The fNrthcoming confer ence would offer: a great oppor tunity of ibringing -under the notice of the Government the. many. dis abilities under which Ieaseholders 'ad"_ prospectors .laboured, and it ed those interested to see tatthe requirements, of t...
GERMANY'S PRESS DICTATOR [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
EKRMANY'S PRESS DICTATOR The "Lokalanzeiger" states that Dr. flammann. who.ehas 'hitherto beec the director of the Press De partment at the Germin Foreign Office, will leave, the service at the beginning of this year, and devote himsef't 'to the' "TransoceanC' News Agency, which war-founided before thgwar. Er. 'Otto H'aonnann has, adeordi to. the ."Teregraph," been dcesrbd as the most powerful man in the German Empire next to the Kaiser, and he certainly 'exercised a vast influence 'of a somewhat hidden kind. ewing to his complete contral of the German newspaper press, and the manner in which he mami pulated both its news and its oom tnentt. A oompa etively' obscure joirnaiist, he 'managed to attract the attention of Caprivi, who ap pointed him to the -post he is just vacating,, his duties being to influ ence the newspapers . of the world in a wa~y calculated.to serve Ger rnaty's interests, His 'power was shown when he' had a bitter quar rel with . a former Foreign Secre tary. Baron...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
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MENZIES Menzies, Jan. 6. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
MENZIES Menzies, Jan. 0. Messrs. Jas. Smith and Ern Hal berty members of the local fire brJ Bde, who are proceeding to Blauk Camp next week, were ten dered a send-off by their comrades at the station on Friday evening. 'The chair was occupied by Capt. C. Sawyer who referred to the loss thu brigde was sustaining by the departure of their guests Whilst deeply regretting their 4eparture, all were proud to think than they were going to do their part in the Empire's a mruggoe. He wished tbemn God-apeed and a sale return. TI. remarks were supported by Messrs. Dillon West, Soott, Clark, and othere. fte guests were the recipients of a fountain ,pen and] military rusbee froan t h brk.5ak I Harmony was -providied -by the, I memibers, and au exceeY.ent" spread wasprovide bý t~he hastess; Mrs.
WHIPPET RACING. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
WHIPPET RACING. There was & fair attendance ,on the Eastern Goldfields Whippet Club grounds last night, to witness the 37th Club Handicap, The racing at interestin tiroughout, some very olqse fin eu being witnessed, The fiet1 reted as follows f-a * Durvella18j 3ds. * , ... 1 iJat rig, 131 yds. t. $ Flitog..I ph:.. CtP ~a a3. le.nt. ..., P ha a. le ng h 4Tim e,
BOXING. New York, Dec. 31. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
)WXIN4i. New -York, Dec. 31. Les Darcy, the Australian cham pion boxer, denies that he has en tered into a contract to appear in vaudeville for 15 weeks for 75,000 dollars. . He explains that he made a contract for a -fortnight to appear in vaudeville, and adds, "that he would rather box than appear on the stage," but promised manager Rickards to wait a fortnight wndo he (Rickards) was endeavouring to make a match with Carpentier. Meanwhile he could not see why he should not accept an offer to appear in vaudeville, which was better than being idle.
RACING IN QUEENSLAND. EAGLE FARM. Brisbane, Jan. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
RACING IN QUEENSLAND. EAGLE FARM. Brisbane, Jan. .1. The second day of the Q.T.C. Summer meeting was held to-day. The principal event resulted as fol lows: MIDSUMMER HANDICAP. One and a quarter miles. Everkeane, 9.4, inc. 10 lb. pen. .(Stone) .. . ........... 1 Morbury, 8.6, inc. 7 lb. pen. (O'Neill) . .. ...2 In Trouble, 7.4 (Davis) ............ 3 Nine others started. Betting: 2 to 1 agst Norbury, 4 to 1 Poaching, 6 to 1 -Everkeane, In Trouble, 8 to I Garrus, 16 to I Rameses, 20 to 33 to 1 others. Won by two and a half lengths, with a long head between second and third. Time, 2 min. 8j sec. Dividends: £2 18/2 and 11/1.
COASTAL SPORTING ITEMS. Perth, Jan. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
COASTAL SPORTING ITEMS. Perth, Jan. 1. Three years ago the investments in the totalisator machines during the four days of the W.A.T.C. meet ing reached £103,402 15/. In the fol lowing year the figures totalled £79, 528, and last year the amount aggre gated £65 862. This year shows a further falling off; £81,864.5t hav-' mg passed through the machines in the four days. As compared with last year the investments in the totalisator on Imperial Stakes day. to-day, however, show an increase £14=344 having been speculated as agamist £12,761 on the last day of the meeting on January 4. 1916. On the Imperial Stakes alone £3,601 10/ was invested today. During the four days of the meeting last year the total investment. reached £65, 882, as against £61,864. This year's figures are: 1915-16. Derby Day, £15,679; 1916-17, £10,503; Cup Day, £22,087 and £23,079. Railway Stakes day £16,334 and £13,938. Imp rial Stakes day, £12,761 and £14,a44; totals, £65,882 and £61,864.
[?]LEDICTORY MR. G. HARTREY FAREWELLED [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
I ErICTORY MI. G. JIARTREY FAREWELLED Mr.. Gerald Hartrey, who has been a prominent figure in public affairs, in Boulder, in the past, and who leaves by Sunday's express for Perth, to take up bushiess per manently there, was the guest at a 'farewell gathering of friends at the All Hallows Hail, Wednesday, the Mayor of Boulder (Mr. S. Bes ton) presiding. Mr. Hartrey's qualities as a citi zen and his able support " to the church and public institutions on -the fields were referred to by the chairman as he 'proposed the health of the guest, 'and made- him the recipient of, a pair of sleeve links as a token of the respect and esteem in which he was held by those pre sent. Mr. Hartrey and his family would, doubtless, benefit by the change as far as health was :con cerned, and he hoped they would profit in other directions as. well. There was always the chance that he might find it to his interests to return in tjie event of the town be ing benefited by new discoveries of gold.. Father La...
ALL BLACKS SOCIELY HALF-YEARLY MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
ALL BLACKS SOCIELY HALF-YEARLY MEETING. A good attendance of members at the half-yearly meeting of the At Blacks Society was presided over by Mr. R. Reid at' the Dtruids' Hall, Boulder last night. The half-yearly report of the seq retary, Mr. A. E. Hancock, which; was adopted, stated that the meem bership had increased by four to 136, notwithstanding that some had enlisted and others left the district. He believed they had handled more money than for any corres ponding term. They had produced four concerts, apart from Kurray ! wang and Mungaxi, and the amounts raised were :-G.-Thrupp, £142 5/6; Mrs. Shanahan, £78 7/; 1 Patriotic Fund. £26 1012; and Mrs. Pleads, £40 4/; totMl, £287 7/3. This amouit. added to that previously raised for local distress, brought the grand total Uto £1457 7/2. The. Druids' Lodge had allowed " the use' of 'their fine hall for meetings and I reIearsals, and in return a group photograph of the All Blacks was presented. He suggested. a metro politan tour a fe...
SLAUGHTERMENS' WAGES Sydney, Jan. 7. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
SLAICHTERMENS' WAGES Sydney, Jan. 7. At a mass meeting 'of slaughter men, on Friday. it was decided to Mask for an all-round increase of 4, per hundred for killing sheep, mak ing a flat rate of 34/. The men are determined on drastic action in the event of tae; demand not being con ceded. "You car safely say,',' said one slaughterman on Saturday "that the public o) sydn y 1will shortly get the shock of their.lives."