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OBITUARY CAPTAIN M. HIGGINS, A.I.R. Melbourne, Dec. 31. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

CAPTAIN M. HIGGINS, A.I.F. Melbourne, Dec. 21. General regret and deep sympathy for his father, Mr. Justice Higgins, will be felt, on the death on active service of Captain Mervyn Higgins, of the 8th Australian Light Horse. Captain Higgins, who was the only child of Mr. Justice Higgins, was 28 years of age. Before enlisting as a private in the Australian Forces, early in 1915, he had entered upon the practice of his profession as a barrister, and was winning his way forward with every prospect of   following in the 'footsteps of his father. After the outbreak of War, he   enlisted as a private in the 8th Light Horse, but quickly won his way forward to commissioned rank, and at   the time of his death was a captain in that force. He saw much active service in Gallipoli, where, amongst other fighting, he was one of those   who went through the attack on Lonesome Pine. After the Gallipoli campaign, he returned with the   ...

Publication Title: Western Argus
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: WA, Australia
THE SOMME (Copyright Reserved to the Crown.) British Headquarters, France, Nov. 13. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

THE SOMAME (Bv the Aus "ralian War Correspou uent, Captain Bean.) (Copyright. Reserved to the Crown.) British Beadquarters, France, Nov..13. Down the long, muddy hill-slope -half of it brown shell holes, and the other half patches of wet green Frass-near where the knuckles of it dipped out of sight into the bot tom of the valley, one could see a line of heads. In some places they were clear, and in others they could not be seen. But we guessed that it i'as the line ready to go out. At the top of the opposite up slope-which is German, and green, the battle not yet having properly reached it, the tower' of Bapaume *Town' Hall showed -up behind the trees. We made out that the hand were at the hour-but I have hear others say they were permanently at half-past five, others a quarter past four-it is one of those matters which become very important on these long dark evenings and friendships are apt to be bro ken over it. The clock tower un fortunately disappeared finally at 18 minutes pas...

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ATROCITIES IN BELGIUM. CARDINAL MERCIER'S CHALLENGE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

ATROCITIES IN. BELGIUM. CARDINAL MERCIER'R CHAL LENGE. The Belgian Episcopate has taken a step in defence of the honour of the Belgian people and clergy that deserves to be'' iaely-known. 4ave the "London Times." On November 24, 1015; Cardinal Mercier, Archbishop of Malines, she Bishop of Ghent, the Bishop *of Bruges, the Bishop of Namur. -the Bishop of Liege, and4,the Bishop-' Designate of 'Tdurhai addressed jointly to the Roman Catholic Epis -copates of Germany and Austria a letter pigoposing- -the "-establishment of a tribunal of inquiry into the atrocities committed during the German invasion of Belgium. The task of the tribunal would be to investigate, and to establish tie truth concerning the atrocities - al leged- by the German Emperor and by German official documents to have been committed by the Bel B gian civil population and those ad f mittedly vommitted by the Ger man troops. The Belgian Episco F pate suggests in its letter that the t tribunal should be composed of three...

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THE RUM JAR. AND OTHER SOLDIER SUPER-STITIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

THE RUII JAR. AND OTHER SOLDIER SUPER STITIONS The most notable feature in the famous history of the "Angels 'of Mons" was the fact that hundreds I of practical, unpoetical, and stolid English soldiers came forward and testified to having seen the vision. Whether the story were fact or fan'cy, it is an excellent example of a change in our' national character. Before, the war the unromantic I Englishman- who thought he saw a vision would have blamed, in turn, his digestion, his eyesight,' his sobriety, ,and his sanity before he allowed that he had anything to do with the! supernatural. He now tells you, without the least sem blance of a blush- that he has put his faith in. superstitions and charms and mascots, and that his lucky sign has saved his life on half a dozen ,occasions. Of all the superstitions in the British Army-and they are many ihe most popular has to do with the air that contains the ration.of rum. Rumour has it jhat once, long ago; &a ,party that, was bringing...

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ROYAL COMMISSIONS. SELECT COMMITTEES AND BOARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

ROYAL COMMISSIONS, SELECT COMMITTEES AND BOARDS. Governments in Australia usually find that a most convenient way to shelve a difficult problem is to ap point a Royal Commission to_ make inquiries and report on its solution. This method of dealing with an awkward question serves a double purpose. It helps to relieve the Government of work and responsi bility, and it also means delay, with the chance of the public mind be coming in the meantime occupied with- some other problem. Members of Royal Commissions.' drawing, as they do, substantial fees for each day's sitting, are rarely, if ever, in a burry to complete their labours. The aittings, of the Commissions frequently. extend over months, sometimes over years, and it com monly happens that when the report is issued, the public have quite far gottei the need for taki'ng any a& tion. in -the -matter:'; The *ho'e af fair i8 then :relegatea 'to thel linibo of forgotten tlihaj, 'an*lthe {OveriP ment has saved itself a lot of tr...

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MURDERING A NATION [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

MORDERING A NATION In these bewildering days, when one appalling tragedy succeeds ani other in increasing ra~pidity,the con scant effort to adjuct one's sense of proportion is often only a partial success. hew' people regard the Ger mano-Turkish abaempt to extermi xate the Armenians as the supreme horror and crime of the great War. A high, mountainous plateau, re mote from railways and water-ways,. with few good roads and .bridges, 1 and no means of transport except pack-horses, has proved a happy hunting-ground for the ruthless Turk. Again and again whole towns and villages were easily wiped out. Many weeks, and even months, be fore news of the crime would reaca the coast. While the Armenians were passing through what has been aptly- called "the ghastliest. chapter of their ghastly history," no details of the massacres, and still more cruel deportations to desert places, which began early in 1915, reached us dill December. The, first check came at the fall of Ezeroum. Dr. Ida Stapl...

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TRAFFIC IN REJECTION PAPERS CHARGE AGAINST MILITARY REGISTRAR. Perth, Jan. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

TRAFFIC IN 'REJECTION PAPERS CHARGE AGAINST MILITARY REGISTRAR. Perth, Jan. 3.. Proceedings against George Henry Brown, who was military registrar for the division of Perth, under the recent compulsory enrolment scheme, and who is charged with having in that capacity, on Novem ber 3, 1918, at Perth, aided William Skinner Frew, a member of the Defence Force, to desert, was con tinued in the Police Court, to-day. William Skinner Frew, a book maker, residing at Perth. said that on - October 24, he presented him self for enrolment at East Pertii, pursuant to the recent-proclamation. He. was there examined by Dr. Blanchard, who classed him as doubtful, and he subsequently re ceived notification to appear before the Medical Referee. Board, at the Francis-street Drill Hall, on October 28. He did so, -and was passed as fit, after which he was handed his attestation pacers, and told to re port to the registrar.. He was then sworn in, and ordered to report at the Claremont Camp, on October 31...

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STATE BATTERIES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

STATE BATTERIES. The following is a list of crushings at the State batteries for week end ed December 30, 1916: Black Range.-Comedy.. King, 105 tons for 227 oz. 8 dwt.; P.A.ý 51 tons for 05 oz. 4 dwt. Black Range-Pin nacleg. 31) tons Lor 74 oz. 3 .dwt. Coolgardie.,-P.A. 1401, 17 tons for 2 oz. 14 dwt.; P.A. 1408, 25 tons for 4 oz. 16 dwt. ;P.A.. 1409, .18 tons for 2 oz. ; P.A., 1395, 32j tons for 0 oz. 5 dwt.; Ivanhoe, 568 tons for 32 oz. 4 dwt.; P.A. 13642 18 tons for 4 oz. 15 dwt.; Prosperity, 32 tons for 5 oz. 18 dwt.; -PA. 1399, 28 tons for 13 oz. 15 dwt. Meekatharra.-Gwalia 226 tons1 for 340 oz.; Ingliston Ext., 47 tone for 110 oz. 10 dwt.; P.A. 1385, 10 tons for 3 oz. 6 dwt. Norseman.-The Crown 1199, 33 tons for 205 o's ; P.A. 568, 13 tons for 14 oz. 4 dwt. ; Viking 1016, 71 tons for 9 oz.; P.A. 564, 321 tons for 13 oz. Ora Banda.-New Lady Bountiful, 49 tons for 19 oz. 11 dwt.; ditto, 191. tons for 16 oz. 6 dwt.; Pros. area 765, 81 tons for.13 oz. 13 dwt. Y"rri.-Admiral Jellic...

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MINT RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

MINT RETURNS. 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 December District. Field. , .Oz. Oz. Coogrdie- - urton ..... - 9.95 Broad Arrow ., - 1,049.90 Coolgardie Cool ardie . . 1,131.77 1,131.77 Cool adie East- Kalgoorlie . ... 65,767.33 65,767.33 Coolga"die North Menzies ....... 3,202.26 Niagara 1.69 3,203.95 Coolgardie North-East- Kanowna ...... 208.10 Kurnalpi ... ... 153.21 359.31 Dundas ... ... ....- 2,924.70 Kimberley - 48.19 Mount Margaret Mt, Malcolm ... 6,761.28 Mt. Margaret 4;530.45 "11,291.731 Murchison Cue ... .. ... 2,717.86 Mt. Magnet ... 1,988.21 Meekatharra ... 5,518.03 10,224.10 Murchison East Lawlers .. .., 2.08 Wiluth ... ... ... 1.91 Black Range ... 2,703.29 Pilbarra Marble Bar ..d 183.01 183.01 Yalgoo ... ... - 185.92 Yilgamn ... :. ... -- 9,133.08 G'fields "generally .-- 14386 Total .. ... ... ... ... 108,234.58

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DIVIDENDS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

DIVIDENDS. The following dividends of mining tompanieoe have been declared, and p. payable on the dates noted .9-Edna' May (37th) ...... 0 8 0 0-Sons of G0walia . 0 1 0 (Less E.1 .Tax 5/ in the £). 23-Great Boulder ....... ..0 0 9 (Less E.L Tax 5/ in £). 6--Ealgarli .. ... 0 2 o . (Less E.I. Tax 5/in £). 25-1vanhoe (74th) ...... .0 6 . (Less E.L Tax 5/ in £). 19-Edna May (38th) ... ... 0 8 0

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COST OF GOVERNORS [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

COST OF COVERNORS IV At the Premiers' Conference ig. Melbourne, the question of abolish ing State Governors was revived. If it were possible to dispense, with all the State Governors and their establishments absolutely, aand to providg for the carrying out; of their functions ' by Chief Justices acting as Lieut.-Governors, Austria woull save about £38,534 per annum, The up:keep of.-all. vice-regal :establiak menus in the Commonwealth " costs £71,139 annually. Included' in that sum are the salaries :of the Gover nor'General and' the six 'State Gv'- " ernors, the official staff of each, the repairs and maintenance to Govern ors' residences; andd certain misoelt laneous charges.' Of the £71,000, the Governors General's establishment costs'. £34 605. made up of the Governor-Gen: oral's salary. £10,000; 'official. yeo* retary, £650; r:Goverjior's establish. ment, £5572; and 'minielldneouus £8528. The cost of the Governor to Nei South Wales is - £12,910 aniiuallr Sir Gerald Strickland. dr...

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SHACKELTON'S EXPEDITION SEARCH FOR MAROONED PARTY. Dunedin, Dec. 21. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

SHACKELTON'S EXPEDITION SEARCH FOR MAROONED PARTY. Dunedin, Dec. .21. Sir Ernest Shackleton left Port Chalmers on Wednesday in the Au rora for the Antarctic to rescue the Ross Sea party of ten men at Mao murdo Bound. The Aurora is commanded by Cap tain Davis. There has -been some speculation as to why Sir -Ernest SShackleton is not in command of the ship. Mr. M'Nitb, Minister of Marine, made a statement- setting out the position: He said that be fore it was known that *Sir Ernest Shackleton would be available the three Governments concerned--Brit. ish, Australian and New. Zealand decided that Captain Davis. was to command the Aurora.- Captela Davis had already been offered the command ,of, the. relievig `ship. b) h Admiralty - authorities prior to cording , to' Australia~n :waters;. and, the '.irperial. Government hi441Wi great stress upon Captain Davis be iag in command. Captain Davis had artanged . for his offic6e sa cordingly. When Sir Ernest hack leton arrived and found what 'ha...

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GOLDFIELDS RACING. BOULDER RACING CLUB. A SUCCESSFUL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

GOLDFIELDS RACING. BOULDER RACING CLUB. A SUCCESSFUL MEETING. The Boulder Racing Club experi enced delightfully cool weather for its meeting yesterday afternoon, and there was a good attendance. The grounds were looking very pretty and spacious lawns eopecially showing to advantage and being freely availed of by patrons. The arrangements were in perfect order, and a pleasant outing resulted. The racing track was in excellent going order, " fields were large, and the racing clcse and interesting. The sum of £3245 passed through the totalisator, whilst a large number of bookmakers were also in evi dence. - The stipendiary steward (Mr. Harry Raven) had a busy afternoon. Inquiries were opened into the run ning of Amyl and Petrolite in the Boulder Handicap as compared with that shown by them in the First Division Handicap at the December meeting of the Kalgoorlie Racing Club on December 2, and the in quiry was adjourned until 4 o'clock to-day (Tuesday) at the Boulder. The same jockeys (E...

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FAREWELL TO SOLDIERS BOULDER FUNCTION. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

FAREWELL 10 SOLMtERS BOULDER FUNCTION, Recrui;'s who depar-ed by last night's express for Blackboy, and who will leave this week, were pub licly farewelled in the usual man ner at the Boulder Town Hall yes terday afternoon, a large crowd at tenipding the functions. " The Mayor of Boulder, Mr S. Bee. ton, presided, and the Mayor of Kalgoorlie, Mr. H. W. Davideon,was ablo present. The chairman, in a few opening remarks, made mention of an appeal by Lady Barren for subscriptions to wards a home, established in Perth, for the accommodation of homeless girls or girls who have left their homes in the country distriefe to work in the city. He asked That all who saw their way clear to make a donation might, do so. Dwelling on the objects of the gathering be - ex pressed his heartiest appreciation of the men to whom they were there to say good-bye. Mr. George Wiles, in a compre hensive address on cer ain aspects of the war, said the-New Year made them look forward with renewed hopes to brigh...

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KALGOORLIE ROADS BOARD HEALTH INSPECTOR'S REPORT [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

KAtIOOR1IE ROADS BOARDO. HEALTH INSPECTOR'S REPORT The health inspector (Mr. R. H.' Bennett), under date the 5th inst., supplied the subjoined fortnightly report to the meeting of the Kal goorlie Roads District Local Board of Health,; held on Friday evening: "During the past fortnight one case of diphtheria was reported. The patient has been admitted into the isolation hospital, and the pro mises f;om which she was takeo have. been disinfecte.I "Fimiston Drain.-This drain was inspected on December 23, and again on December 28. The drain along Bell-street was fairly clean. I be lieve the smell complained of arises from the horse manure blown into the open drain. The manure is then washed down into th9 sump, where most of it is retained, and en becoming wet gives off an unplea sant odour. The water that lows along the drain* comes from the horse trough in front of the Oroya Hotel and from the surface. of the footpath when the footpath is hosed down of a morning. Henry and Co. have a c...

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EDNA MAY DEEP. Melbourne, Jan. 5. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

EDNA MAY DEEP. Melbourne, Jan. 5. The mine manager of Edna May Deep Levels Co. " wired t9-day: "Last firing out shows quartz near. ly all over the bottom of the shaft Values of ore improving; about 80 dater wire bted ed-'4"Have athick flow:of -water at bo+tom of shaft, West edt )3ave .eured iWt.

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FLOOD DISASTERS [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

FLOOD DISASTERS. The flood tragedy in Queensland will evoke widespread sympathy, and it is to be hoped prompt and effective assistance will be forth- coming for the survivors of the ter- rible Fitzroy devastation. We do not at present know the real ex- tent of the fatalities, but it is cer- tain that between 50 and 60 per- sons have been drowned at Cler- mont alone, that the town itself is a half-submerged wreck, and that the inhabitanats are dependent for the time being on what food sup- plies can be sent to them. So far as ascertained loss of life goes, no Australian flood has been so fatal since 1852, when Gundagai was washed away, only seven of its 78   houses being left standing, while 80 of its 250 inhabitants perished. Destructive floods are less rare in Eastern and North-eastern Queens- land than in any other part of the Commonwealth. This is owing to the country being within the re- gion of tropical rain-bursts, and to the fact that its steep mountains face the...

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THE ILL-FATED ARABIA KALGOORLIE BOY'S EXPERIENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

DIE ILL-FATED ARABIA KALGOORLIE BOY'S EXPER IENCES. William Schocker, a Kalgoorlie boy, who was on the ill-fated Arbia when she was torpedoed, writing from Malta on November 10 to his mother, who resides in Carrington street, South Kalgoorlie,-says: "By the time you receive this letter you will have heard about the sinking of the Arabia by a German submarine. I write in pencil be cause pen and everything bar my money are in the bosom of the ill fated Arabia. One does not realise the danger of travelling the seas un til he gets into the danger zone, which is from Port Said right on to England. "Well, we were. exactly two days' sail from Port Said, and it was a calm day for that part of the Eea. I was on the top deck sitting behind ;hw mast reading an account of the North Sea battle, when all of a sud den, at 20 minutes past eleven, there was a terrific explosion. The boat tilted on her side and water splashed all over me. I grabbed .my life-belt and made for the second deck, where ou...

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WELFARE OF RETURNED SOLDIERS NATIONAL ORGANISATION SUGGESTED. STATEMENT BY PRIME MINISTER. Melbourne, Jan. 3. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

WiLFARE oF RETuliNED SOLUIEes NATIONAL ORIC'ANISAT'ION SUGGESTED. : STATE"ENT BY PRIIME IN !t STER. Melbourne, Jan. 3. On lxis return' to Melbourne to day, the Prime Minister, Mr. I Hughes, gave further consideration to the creation of a national organ io sation which could effectively assist º returned soldiers with grate of money or in securing theiii employ m went. ! He said that the position at pre sent was most unsatisfactory. A soldier on being discharged received his deferred pay, and frequently he did not worry about a pension if he was entitled to one. Anyhow, for the immediate present he was un concerned. Later, when, if his eir cumstances should be such that he needed assistance and applied for it, he generally received a grant from the State War Council, Subsequent ly, he might receive some assistanep from the Lord Mayor's Fund, and other organisations might also be interested in securing employment or in doing other things for men who returned from active service. The o...

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STATE GOVERNMENT'S EXTRAVAGANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Argus — 9 January 1917

STATE GOVERNMENT'S EX TRAVAGANCE. When :-he Wilson Government came into office it was univervally hoped that there would be some im provement in tr-e management of the St.l e s. finances. Mr. Wilson, when Opp*osition leader, constantly urged economy of administration.1Re strenuously opposed all additional taxation,, and contended that "*she .State should live within its income." It is not-surprising that those peo-. ple who were loudest in applauding these sentiments should now, after five or six months' experience of the Wilson Ministry, express bitter disappointment and cry out for a National Government, in which all three parties would be represented. When the Sca~ddan Government left office in July the accumulated deficit at the end of that month stood at £1,494,239. To-day the aocumula~ea deficit is £1.927,839. In other words, the new Government has, in five months, added to the- deficit the enormous sum of £433,600, which is at the rate of over £',ooo,ooo a year. The exact mon...

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