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DISTINCTION FOR SOLDIERS Melbourne, Jan. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
DISTINCTION FOR' SOLDIERS Melbouine, Jan. 5. The Assistant Minister of Defence Mr. Laird Smith stated to-day that no instructions haye been issued prohibitingioeturned dliers wound ed at Galli p or in liegypt from wearing the gold stripe for wounded. The British Army Orders authorize the distinction fot all pbrsons wound ed since August 4, 1914, he said and, as a matter o* fact, returned soldieis wounded at Gallipoli .were wearing the distinction in Australia. How ever, as some misundertazrding ap parently existed, instrictions would be issued making it clear that tlhe privilege applied to Australian sol diers wounded in any of the cam paigns since August 4. 1914.
THE WHEAT BOARD Melbourne, Jan. 4. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
THE WHEAT BOARD Melbourne, Jan. 4. The Minister for Agriculture, Mr. Ha1getthorik to-day replied to com plaints made by the farmers be-. cause they 'are not directly repre sented on the Australian *Wheat: Board. He saidi that the wheat growers of. Victoiia had bad a record harvest last year, and this year also they would have a very large yield, and the minimum price that wheat for both "pools" would realise must be over 419 per bushel, f.o.b.. roughl yspeaking.more money f.o.b., roughly spcaking,more money :han ever had been realised in the not idle, therefore, for certain nco ple of talk . about the wheat growers stiking because they had failed to obtain repre sentation on , the Australian Wheat Board? The dissemination of that kind of information to other countries was certainly not good policy if additional population for: this country were desired. It was doubtful if any farmers in Victoria were doing better than the growers. of wheat. As regards represetita tion on the Austral...
FEDERAL POLITICAL SITUATION Melbourne, Jan. 4. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
riLDr~l. POLITICAL SiTUATIWN fMelbourne, Jan. 4. A further interview tpok place to day between the Prime Minister, Mr. Hughes, and the Leader of the Federal Opposition, Mr. Cook, on the political situation. Neither Mr. Hughes nor Mr. Cook afterwards gave the slightest inkling of. whAt had occurred, but a signifi cant fact is that summonses were issued to-night to all the members of Mr. Cook's party to attend a' meeting to be held in Melbourne early this week. This indicates clearly that the conversations between the two leaders have now reached a stage that would -enable Mr. Cook to sub mit Mr. Hughes' definite proposals to his supporters: These proposals are understood to be on somewhat similar lines to -those already indi cated, the object being. to bring the two parties into close touch. - A prominent member of the Min isterial party stated to-day that only two courses were open. The continuation of the present proposi tion. was impossible, and this left only two alternatives, on...
MAYOR AND COUNCILLORS FINED INFRINGEMENT OF MUNICIPAL ACT. Sydney, Jan. 4. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
MAYOR AND COUiNt" tOu FiHID INFRINGEMENT QF MUNI CIPAL ACT. Bydney, Jan. 4. Leslie AJmes Lamrock, lately mayor of Waverley, and two former aldermen of the munici t Jno. Frank Cox and Wm. Donal a peared at the Paddingt n Court to-day to enswer charges having acted in office while possesp ing an interest in out*ide contracts with the Munioip Council. Lamrock leade uilty. lalarge ea o eaIn o 'Eatat*0 Cppn Which offered portion of the esaate to the coimop or the pQ Se of forming a quaury7 Bubsequent n offer by the council to purchas O land in questiot' was acceptea by the board of direc tors of the estate company at a meeting at which Lamrock was pre sent. The magistrate said no doubt the defendaayt aqtacpated some trouble, and took a preautions to enable him to act in the way he did. De fendant was fined. £65 with costs, in default three months' imprisonment. John Frank Cox and Wm. Donald were then called, and both pleaded not guilty.. " noThe-c agges against Cox were that he acted as....
MURRAY WATERS ACT TO OPERATE FROM JANUARY 31. Melbourne, Jan. 4. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
MURRAY WATERS ACT TO OPERATE F?OKr JAN UARY 31. Membourne, Jan. 4. By a Federal proclamation issued to-day, January 31 was fixed as 6he day on which the Murray Waters Act, 1916, shall take effect. The Act provides fdi the carrying. out of an agreement entered into be tween_ the Prime Minister aid the Premiers of New SouTh Walee, Vic toria. and South Australia. respect-. ing the River Murray, Lake Vic toria and 6~her waters. The Federal Act jrovides for the 4Ippointkent of a Commission by the four Governments mentioned in the agreement, one member to re present each of the Governments concerned. The Federal. Commis sioner is to be Senator. Lynch, the Minister. for Works and Railways, and he is to be president of the Commn
A GALLANT AUSTRALIAN MAJOR BLACK'S METEORIC CAREER. Perth, Jan. 4. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
A GALLANT AUSTRALIAN MAJOR BLACK'S METEORIC CAREER. Perth, Jan. 4. When war broke out in August, 1914, Percy Black, aged 36 years, was engaged in mining in a distant part of the Yilgarn field. When the first appeal for recruits was made he journeyed to Southern Cross, bu , I as no recruiting faeilities.existed at that centre he came to Perth. He entered Blackbdy Camp with the first men to commence training, and left there with the lth Battalhon as lance corporal. He spent many months training in Egypt, where he became attached to a machine gun section-and took part in the historic banding at Gallipoli in April, 1916: In the fierce battle that ensued, his commanding officer. Lieut.. A. E. Carse. was* fatally woupded, and Lance-Corporal Black assumed com inand of his section. with considers able success. As the result of his bravery he was recommended for the D.C.M. and promoted to the rank of lieutenant. As Lieutenant Black, he exhibited the came devo tion and courage that had charac...
WOMEN DESIRE TO WORK TO RELEASE MEN FOR WAR SERVICE. Sydney, Jan. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
WOMEN DESIRE TO WORK TO RELEASE MEN FOR WAR SERVIOE. Sydney, Jan. 3. The Austrai!ian Women's Service Corps, which has a membership of ere 4housand and which was formed recently with -the object of training women to undertake the duties of drivers orderlies, clerks, and kitohen hands, in order to re lease men for fighting purposes, made an offer a few weeks age to the defence authorities to provide 700 women for such duties. A reply has been received frdmn M;'. Trumble, the Secretary of the Defence Department, thanking the corps for its patriotic offer, but in tisnaling that there were no post tins available wherein the services of women will be utilised. At a meetig of the corps to night, it was decided to request the Deparibment to reconsider irt deci slot. It was pointed out that in' Franpe and Enxand, 'women were already performing such duties as the corps was detrous of uador
MURDER CHARGE QUASHED Melbourne, Jan. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
NURSER CHAISE QUASHED Melbourne, Jan. 3. Special leave to appeal was asked for of the High Court to-day in the matter of the quashed conviction of William Grasham Eyles, a carpenter and joiner, who had been found guilty of the murder of his wife at Five Dock, Sydney, by hanging' her wih a. rein from a bed post. Eyes had appealed against the conviction on the grounds amongst others, that the jury's verdict was against the evidence and weight of evidence; that the facts disclosed were purely circumstantial against Eylea, and did not point only to Eylea; and that the Crown Prose cutor at the trial stated to the jury it was a pity thai certain hearsay evidence referred to in the court had not been admitted, as if it had been it would have been shown where the accused, who had pleaded an alibi, actually was about the time when the murder was committed. This last reason was the main point on which the conviction was quashed. Special leave to appeal was grant ed, the hearing to be in Sydne...
WELFARE OF RETURNED SOLDIERS Melbourne, Jan. 1. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
WELFARE OF RETURNED SOLDIERS Melbourne, Jan. 1. The attention of the Prime Min ister, Mr. Hughes, was directed to day to statements. which have been made to the effect that there are many cases of destitution amongst returned soldiers. "I. do not know)" Mr. Iughes replied, "whether the allegations are borne out by facts or not, but the statement I made before still stands. I said that in any cases of destitution, hardship, or injustice from which any returned soldiers might be suffering, if the names and circumstances were laid before me, I would take immediate action to remedy them. It is obvious that the- responsibility for the welfare and comfort of the men who fought for their country rest.upon the com munity as a whole, and the Com monwealth - overnment is the in strumentality through which the community's responsibility must.. be discharged. It is clearly a duty that cannot be left to sporadic, or even systematised, voluntary effort. This applies not. only to unsolicit ed volu...
THE MOULDERS' STRIKE Sydney, Dec. 31. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
THE MOULDERS' STRIKE .Sydney, Dec. 31. Following the ballot taken by the members of the Moulders' Union, those moulders who are in the em ploy of the Railway Commissioners will -return to work on Tuesday, aflber having been idle since Sep tember 95. The terms upon which dhe men will resume work are that they will receive the rate of pay which pre vailed before the strike, namely, 1/6 per hour, but " that a conference will be held immediately to discuss the claim for an ertra threepence per hour. If granted, the increase will be retrospective as from the date of the resumption of work. The Oomrnissioners have guaran teed that there will be no victimi sation. Officials of the union con sider the arrangement to be perfect: ly satisfadtory. There seems to be no prospect of the settlement of the trouble with private employers at present.
N.S.W. REVENUE Sydney, Dec. 31. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
N.S.W. REVENUE Sydney, Dec. 31. The State revenue for the sir months ended Saturday amounted to £8;885,467, being an increase - of £240,645 over the corresponding period last year. During December the revenue was £82,490 below what was collected during the same month of 1915. The principal increases on, the Governmental side du i the half year were :-Stamps, £1,349 ; income tax, £17,623; while in the business secbion the tramway r ceipts advanced by £6430; failways, £1108 :sdwerage rates, £4569
GOLDEN POINT G.M. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
GOLDEN POINT G.M. Report to December 10:- Iand Prince: Reached -suip Iide zone, 150 ft., and timbered to 144 ft. Hope complete well by December 21. Have arranved with men to work until 21st and restart on January 3. When crossastting.is started will work only two .iftsthereby affecting saving of £60 to £70 pea' month. Within Iast 6 or 8 ft. of ainging, country rock met with contains appreciable quan tity of fine grained . iron pyrites. Joints also are coated with a film of suiphide of iron, showing that sul phide zone has been reached, and the country generally is favourable for auriferous deposits.
BULLFINCH PROPRIETARY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
BULLFINCH PROPRIETARY. The following are the 'chief fea tuhres from the report of progres& for the two weeks ended' Dbein her 26 ' No. 3 'Northern Series' SIP ft. Leve'l.-The east cesscew 232 ft. north was exthindepi 6 ft. to a total ! of " "ft: ii court rt . 410 ft. evel.-The interniediate t south, drive of No. "3: slope vwas dri I &lt;en a further 5 ft.. to' adf -now being S3 ft.' 'velues averaging 17)9 over a width of 60 in. A rise from the in'terfnediate south drive off No. 3 Stoke was started Vand put upi 9 ft. holing to the 'Nor wi-iuse 310' ft:, Ievel, valuesrtaweraging-37/9 over a f Wid':h of 48 in. 510 it. LeveL---An intermediate east drive was started from the No. 2 sdope . 6 ft. above a the: level and drives 6 ft., alves averagig. l11d over a width of 60 in.
MENZIES CRUSHINGS. Menzies, Jan. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
ItENZIES CRUSHINGS. = Menzie, dJan. 2. The following crushings `were treated at the Balkis- Syndicate's battery during December:- Balkia Crusoe North; .25 tone for 16 oz.; Balkis Crusoe North. 39 tgrits. for 36 . oz. 46 dwt.; Balkis Crusoe, 64) tons for 54 oz. 16 dwt.; Hoskin. and Eggleston (Aspasia), 29 tons for 16 oz.; Truscott anid Roberts (Crusoe), 63j Tonis for s5 oz. 5 dwt. ;' Murphy and Frank (Flying Fish), 23j tons for. 72 oz. The weight of bullion received dur ing December at .the Perth branch of thq Royal Mint amounted to 108, 234 oz,, valued at $3, 10/2per oz., as compared with 117,050 oz. in Nov ember. Following is a list of the December. yield: from the principal districts, the figures in parenthesis representing the yield for the pre ceding month :-Broad Arrow, 1049 oz. (-); Coolgardie, . 1131 oz. (1604); Kalgoorlie.65.767 oz. (64,907); Menzies,. 3202 oz. (3192); Dundas. '2924 oz. (2531); Mt. Malcolm, 6161 oz. (6491) ; Mt. Margaret 4530 oz. (5662); Cue, 2717 oz. 773); ...
FARMERS MAY STRIKE Sydney, Jan. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
FAJIMERS MAY STRIKf Sydney. Jan. 2. ConsiderabWe unrest prevails in the farming industry. It is even. suggested that next- year's crop of wheat may by considerably curtail ed, = if certain demands made by. the farmers are not conceded. The 1failure of the Government to ap I point a direct representative of far ' mers to the State and Central I Wheat Board is, according to Mr. T. I. Campbell, the sceretary of the I Farmers and Sebtlers' Associatioij, primarily responsible for the trouble. - in the course of an. interview to-. day Mr. Campbell admitted that there were a number of farmer[ looking around' to see how they could better utilise their energies, capital and plant than tby continu ing to grow wheat under present conditions. Mr. Campbell said, that direct representation on the board would tend to reassure those who are dubious new of cenitinuing wheat cultivation. They would then real ise that the National Government is prepared to do the fair thing by giving them a say in the...
WELSH NATIONAL SOCIETY FORMED AT BOULDER. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
WELSH NATIONAL SOCIElY FORMED AT BOULDER. A meetling of between twenty and thirty Welshmen, at the Druids' Hall Boulder, on Sunday last, led tp tle, formation of a society, to be known as the Cwmadorion (com rades), aind intended to form a nme dium of mutual help and social in-, tercourse among Welshinen on tie goldfields. The following was the outcome of the meeting, which, a week pre vious'y, had decided to send a con gratulatory cablegram to Mr. Lloyd George, the new British Prime. Mm inter, and those present were not a little interested in the report of Messrs W. Bowen and L. L Wil liams that certain Welsh words had had .to be excised from the message because they were classed as a "foreign language." Welsh. could only be sent to Wales. After a lit le criticism of the "slur on the mother tongue," most of those: present came to the conclusion that their' senti ments had been to aill practical pur poses succinctly conveyed in that part.of then message written in the Kinig's Englis...
SPORTING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
SPORTING NOTES. The Ka~lgogrlie Racjig Club re ceived satisfactory entries for its January meeting, to be held on Sa. urday aft.ernoo i next. The *eights will be . declared at 3 o'clock to day.. Nominations for the Newmarket Handican. Australian :Cup, Doncas ter Handicap, and Sydney Cup, are dtie to-morrow. Our Melbourne correspondent wires that the stewards held an en- - quiry into Swcct Comedy's running in the Maiden Plate, at Aspendale Park, on Saturdn-- anc exonerated i the trainer, J. McCann,. and the ox neiý from all blame= but viewed the riding of I..Bird with suspicion, enid gave hin the benefit: of the doubt as to whether he rode .a bad iao0.
AUSTRALIANS IN ACTION THE ROLL OF HONOUR WEST AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES. Perth, Jan. 2. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917
AUSTRALIANS IN ACTION THE ROLL OF HONOUR WEST AUSTRALIAN CASUAL TIES. Perth, Jan. 2. Attached are the 259th and 260th lists of casualties among West Aus tralian troops with the A.I.F.:% 259th LIST. - WEST AUSTRALIA. Ptes. G. W. T. Ricket, Fremantle prisoner of war, previously reported missing; W. H. rWing, England, mis sing and wounded, previously re ported wounded. WOUNDED. Str. E. Phillips. E. Perth; Spr. K. T. Honey, England; Ptes. W. C. Brown, Scotland, wounded and re turned to duty not missing, pre viously reported missing; D. Ter lick, Katannsmg. ILL. Ptes W. K. Moffett E. Perth;I J. I1. Freeman, Fremantle. RETURNED TO DUTY. Gnr. J. Thornton, Port Augusta (S.A.), previously reported wound ed; Dvr. A. E. M. Kidson, Perth, previously reported"' wounded ; Lt. . H. C. Hart, Scotland, previously reported wounded, - severely.; Pte. $. A. Flynn, Leederville, previously reported wounded; Bglr. G. K. 'Ed wards, England,. previously reported wounded, second occasion;, Ptes.. C. A. Sincl...