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19 Feb 1913

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19 Feb 1913

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Adelaide Advertiser (Newspaper) - February 19, 1913, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia g. Case of. 3ie. Of Fidel totter in Sutky demanded. My. Fowler states his reasons. Snower commission of enquiry into the appointment of or. Henry Chinn As a peer on the East West railway Lias been asked for by or. Fowler. M.h-r., in a letter he has written to the prime Minu Ter traversing the recent enquiry by or. Justice Hodges and submitting rearm Why he thinks farther investigation is necessary in the Public interest. In the letter or. Fowler says dear sir i am in receipt of your favor of february 6, enclosing copy of the Rupart presented by or. Justice Hodges As a cd missioner to enquire Rato certain charges made against or Henry chum by Rae for Winch please accept my thank when the report was made Public in the press i was repeatedly asked to comment on it. But refrained from doing so. I was quite Ai a loss to understand it and waited for the official report thinking that by a Bare possibility ii might in degree resolve my difficult its. The press a Pons appear now in a respects to be full and identical with the official copy and it appears to be a duty i owe not Only to myself and to others involved with my emf to the Poblic also to make the following observations and give the Fol lowing additional information. In the firs place i am unable to accept the method f the commissioner in refusing to Bear anything but evidence in the strictest Legal sense the commissioner waa directed by the terms of his commit Felon not to take evidence bet to enquire into the charges. Surely this be an instruction to do More than take Evi Dence. I take it that to enquire to the charges waa to look for and to accept of offered any information tending to Throin Light on the matters under investigation. Yet time and again when such information a offered it was rejected by the commissioner. The almost invariable prac Tice of Roval commissions both Here and in great Britain is to accept secondary or indirect evidence for what k a Worth and no difficulty appears Ever to have risen in this respect of far As i have been Able to ascertain. In the course of Che sitting of the commission on monday january 20, the Coromis Lionor in stating the limitations he intended co make to the enquiry made the following observation As reported in file minutes of evidence it Wes not proposed that i the commissioner should go Over All the events of or. Chinn s use from the time he came out of the Cradle during the time he waa at school air at the at the time St is remark was made i a and even am. Now triable to see the reason for it. ? of course i never proposed or intended to do anything 60 foolish a to investigate or. Chinn 8 record from the Lime be came out of the Cradle or during the time be was at school. But i certainly had or derided and expected. To be allowed to Lead evidence to � Roc thac or. Chinn was not a Man in the Owin Ary sense of the term because this hag an important bearing on his alleged on a document written by him in the minister for Homo affairs and inducted in the official file there appears a printed heading Henry Chinn this to put it mildly was a insinuation that or. Chin i waa civil Engineer. The following letter rom he to Giatras of the University of Tel borne throws tight on the inference that or Chinn Hail attended the University and on. The question a to whether he Job t Emitil Engineer " " Irr the unit Misity of Melbourne Vii i ii january so 1012. "lvtr��ir4rtam. In receipt of. Your Javor of a let i on my return from holi i a " Oil Barb Wreay informed you verbally i hire been Mufti la to find any record of the attendance of or. Henry Chinn As a student at Tito University. This does not necessarily imply tint he did not attend at All but it does imply tint he completed no part of any University course and that he did not even enter for any animal examination. He did cot obtain a degree of aay kind in connection with Carfl engineering nor Aid he pass and examination in connection ? Vita toe Carfl. Engineering course. Soma years ago the Uniec Noty issued i diploma to persons who Sid Complete a certain course in Congi Noriner and oct Hadj Saraf that diploma were entitled to Naethe Tessa Ojo Toura faithfully. A. P. Bainbridge 3ts&tixxtt ,. Alej town Teiaar to Kow with regard to another sue which the commissioner could not accept As a in one of my two speeches in the House of representatives which formed the subject of the enquiry i quoted a state ment from the official Leef papers Deal ing with Chinn s appointment which runs As follows went to Adelaide and made no tender for 54 Miles construction electric tramways successfully and acted As con tractor Engineer Ron i explained to the House that to is an official state Mcnol Varv of the official Fuet 6ubmittcd by tap minister to justify Ima appointment of or. when i indicated at the enquiry that i desired to Lead evidence in � connection with this statement the com missioner refused me permission giving As his reason that this is a statement on the official file which has no connection with or. the second phrase what surprised me and i replied a assume thai statement on the official files was in omitted by or. Chirm. The comr is Eisner rejoined1 read that through very Caref Nuvy but a could und no suggestions that. Or. Ctr irm made it and there is no thing in the language to suggest that or. Fomer do i Una Castana that we Are Only enquiring into statements made dict or Jimr. Orem himself the cum miss Neil undoubtedly. Those Are the Only things for which be is responsible. I am Here to Deal with your allegations As to that or. Chinn said and i had of course to leave the matter at that but Tro to the present moment Al though i have looked at the to Maris Odoner e ruling i every possible Light it is quite beyond me to reconcile it with the position1 taken up As regards Ether subjects of a Quiry Maie testimonials for instance. At the opening of the enquiry there a no indication that these testimonials had then submitted by or. Chinn. This is shown by the fact that the Kirmss Roaer sought and obtained a proof during the in Miry that they had come from or. Chinn i respectfully submit that a similar investigation should Bare been made As to whether this statement on the official files Lead come from or. Chinna either it came from him of it must have been invented a. Most improbable in the department if it bad been found by enquiry similar to that regarding the testimonials to have come from or. Chinn then i could have led evidence against it. The evidence i proposed to Lead was that of the con tractor who carried ont the construction of the Adelaide tramways. In this connection i read the following Fuetter to the Hascia to course of my speech. Smtth a Timms ? Adelaide november 11, 190. Dear be Uhl reply 30th nit re or. Chi ifs connection with the tendering for the Adelaide trams. Or. Chin was never at any time Engineer for the tramways nor did he Ever do any work in connection with it. As far As his connection with the making up of the tender fer the construction of the 54 Miles lie had nothing whatever to do with it any More than Check amounts As submitted. ". Or. Durra was. Appointed As manager of the Tramway construe tics but after a few weeks trial he was removed from that Pasdik As in our opinion he was not competent to easy out the oars Faith fully. Timms. " in Tlle face of this or. Fisher boasts that or. Chinn has a Elran Sheet i do not propose to refer to the two testimonials which Are the subject of enquiry except in one respect and Only be cause by implication a dead Man s Rcw tation is somewhat besmirched in the course of the commissioner s finding. As regards the testimonial purporting to be signed by Garnsworthy and Smith the lat Ter gentleman denied on oath at the enquiry that any kind was obtained . Chinn was now. In corroboration of or. Hedges evidence i wished to Call As witness the minister for mines at that time or. Harry Gregory. I handed to the commissioner a Telegram from or. Gregory to the in which in reply to an enquiry from Nie be stated that be Fudy Remet Riberd the incident. T also de sired to Call in further corroboration the detective who was told off at the in stance of the government to _ enquire into this particular matter. Neither to Tyrese witnesses waa i allowed to put Forward. If or. Gregory had been permitted to give evidence he could probably have stated to the commissioner a reason Why no prosecution had resulted. A Royal commission was at that time enquiring in Western Australia into the alleged pre Valence of Gold stealing in that state it was being found that this illicit Busi Ness was going on to an enormous extent. Or. Flin Norty Warden of the Eastern Gold Fields estimated the extent of it at one million pounds Sterling per annul. A was found that hundreds of people were involved and the Gold stealing was literally carried on wholesale. As soon As it had become known that there was to be an enquiry into this matter there was a general exodus from the state of those who preferred to get out of the Way rather than face the music in these circumstances it will easily be seen that to have hunted Down and prosecuted All those involved in this illicit and wholesale Trade would have been an overwhelming task for any govern ment and would have meant a huge expenditure of Public moneys. The worst offenders had m at probability got beyond the reach of the Western australian Law. The government took a course which a Law yer might possibly condemn but which political expediency dictated As perhaps the Only practicable course. They declined the task of prosecuting All and sundry and contented themselves with taking Steps to put a Stop to Gold-stealing1 in the future. Towards the close of the or Argiry i inti mated that i was expecting a reply to an urgent Telegram from Western Australia the answer to which might have a important bearing on this particular charge. The Day the enquiry closed i had to state regretfully to the commissioner that be reply was inconclusive. Two Days later the _ information i had been anxiously await or arrived by nest in View of Tow foregoing matters i have dealt with i repeat my request that another commis Sion should be issued on the basis Gromi aed by you on the floor of the ouse. In rave shown that the commis Sion which has reported to you was not constituted in accordance with your pro Mise and although As you state in your letter to me of the 4th inst., your government considers the terms of the com Mission cover that was required i feel sure Itiat the Public As a whole Are not of this opinion. In conclusion and in View of statements in certain quarters that i am animated by malice and other discreditable motives in following this matter up May i remind you that you and your minister for Home affairs Are both in a position to contradict this. Both of you must recollect that i in common with others did my Best Pri Vatell to show that the appointment of or. Henry Chinn should have been can celled. It was not til i was literally forced by the Bluff and insolence of the minister for Home affairs that .1 came most unwillingly into the open to Ive the Public an idea of the state of things. And your government and All those who seek to justify or excuse this outrageous appointment inv rest assured that i will not be turned aside by abuse or misrepresentation from the unpleasant but neg cot duty of exposing it to the electors. Tee watch of the future. Warranted 31 year. Post iriss f. Basse & co., b3 and m. Hondl Street. Adelaide. Dainty but inexpensive. Furniture see my designs and prices. Edwin a. Mayfield 122, ee5�dl�-sike�t opposite the arcades is tals indigestion cured. This woman suffered after the lightest meal her whole Heath affected tees How she was cured. a a mrs. M. Harris 205 Queen St Bendigo says. I got a Nasty Tura of Smetan Eliab and Ali my food began to disagree with me. There were Days when i took no More than a soap of Toast and a cup of Tea for i Felt As if a scarring hot weight was in my Chest. My head ached in the temples tin i Felt quite dazed. My heart was always on the fatter and i got such knife like pains 1 Felt in after eating and could not get Relief until i brought it up. Had to get up at night with the Pam and walk about and in the Day i Felt As if i could Hare Fly get about the House. I was Sas Riog Fik Edris for que six months when i started or. Williams Pink Puk from the first they did me Good Tauly Neer Jed three boxes far i found 1 cold Vinjoy a meal. Before i had finished the second Box the headaches and wind grew Tess. Lha a Brea Yff eve Siace or. William Pink pills we 2/9-�. Bax six boxes 1513, i Artie Cote gov to -fez59. Sydney or at or Williams Pink pills. Mrs. C2mixal sessions tuesday february is. Before he Honor or. Justice Murray and juries the Crown solicitor or. C. J. Dash Wood Al. Conducted the prosecution a female forger. Margaret o Brien 38who had admit ted Haning forged the name of her employer p. Hannan to a Cheetie for the payment of �3 10/, at Unley on novem Ber 29, was called of for sentence. Or. C. M. Muirhead appeared for accused. His Honor said the accused had taken a Blank form from the Cheque Book of her employer and written his name on it. She was not very Strong. She already had two children under the care of the state and was about to become the Mother of a third. The forgery was a very Chensy affair and was not Likely to have deceived anybody. She did not succeed m obtain ing any Money. He would Kaposi the Light sentence of nine months imprison ment on the Adelaide gaol. A Youthful Boree Slekar. Clarence Edgar Prater a youth admit ted having stolen a Pony Saddle and bridle valued at �20, belonging to a. P. Bodman at Anna Plains on november 29 last. The hearing had been adjourned % from the precious Day to enable or. R. H. Lath can counsel for the accused _ to produce a certificate of birth Winch showed that the lad was Only 17 years old. His Honor said the Ubu mum penalty for horse stealing was eight years Nat As the accused appeared to be under the age of is years the court had no Power to sentence him to a term of imprisonment Ander the criminal Law consolidation act. He Couch however order the " accused to be sent to the reformatory for two years order Bis father to give seen iry for his Good behaviour tul he was layers old or discharge the accused on his father undertaking to punish him. The accused had been Given a Good character by his previous employers and he intended to give him a Chance of redeem ing his character and leading an Bones life. He would be bound Over to come up for punishment when called upon. In discharging the accused his Honor advised him to accept the offer made by a wit Ness on the previous Day to a Prenice Bim to the blacksmithing Trade. Or. 1 Lathlean mentioned that the lad had glad or accepted that offer. A very foolish Ruby Ann Alley l8anattractive looking girl adm heed having attempted to commit suicide by jumping trom a moving train near Blackwood on december 2s j last. Or. C. M. Muirhead who appeared i for the accused asked his Honor to release her on her own recognizance a. His Honor 6aid the girl had committed a very foolish act. It was pos sible that owing to her disappointment in love she had elected to do this rash thing. She Shoukal consider herself Lucky hat sheilas not killed or disabled for Hie. His Honor said he was god the girl was bet Ter now and he expressed the Hope that the would never think of doing such a thing again. She would be bound Over in her own recognizance a of �5, to come up for judgment if she should misbehave herself at any future time. Alleged false pretences. Walter Allen Watson 26described a an electrician denied having obtained a Quantity of electrical goods from messes i Unbehaun & Johnstone by Means of false pretences at Adelaide on january 13. Or. V. Smith appeared for the accused. I the Case for the prosecution was that i the accused representing that h e was i speaking for messes. Gerard Goodman telephoned messes. Unbehaun & Johnsone and gave Robert Lamb an employee of the latter firm an order for the Good in ques Tion. The goods were subsequently obtained by the accused who sent a boy for them. Evidence waa Given by Robert Lamb of Kent town Alfred Edward Gerard electrical Engineer of Prospect Richard Millington tailor of Franklin Street detective Mitchell an Constable Howie. Clarence Roy Brown an electrician of Prospect and senior partner in the finn of Brown & Gordon said that the accused had been employed by the firm no till Che Date of his arrest. The accused had often ordered goods on behalf of brawn ii Gordon from Unbehaun j and i Johnstone and other wholesale firms. The accused said he had got a couple of jobs. The wit Riess told him he Hadt not time to take on the jobs but he bad better see Gerard & Goodman or one of the other firms. Evidence was also Given on behalf of the accused by William l. Coe an electrical improver of Croydon and Edward last an electrician of Torrens Ville. The accused made a statement from the. Dock in which lie claimed that he had been Given authority to use the name of Brown and Gordon in ordering the Goode. There had been no intention on his part to the jury brought in a verdict of guilty. When asked if be had any thing further to say the accused replied All i con say is that i am in awarding sentence his Honor said the offence was an impudent one the accused having ordered goods in the Naine of a business firm. There was another charge against him of having obtained electrical supplies from messes. Steele and Baker by Means of a similar order. The accused was a native of new South Wales and although he had never been previously convicted in South Australia be had received a sentence which was sub sequently suspended of six months hard labor for larceny a " the water police court Sydney and at the Central police court he had been fined �10, or in de fault four months hard labor for Endea voting to obtain. A letter from a postal official under false pretences. In such circumstances he could not let the accused off with a Light penalty. He would be imprisoned for two years with hard labor. The Crown solicitor intimated that be would not proceed with the fico and charge. Federation of the churches. 1 to the editor. Sir i thank you for allowing me space to plead for a new departure in connection with the different sections of the re formed Church. � personally i would like to see the movement on Unes similar to the following a. That there shall be a Fede ration of the various sections of the re formed Church willing to join in such movement. 2. That a Federal Church Council be formed meeting once a Quarter. 3. That each minister of the federating churches shall sex offi Cio be a member of such Council. 4. That laymen shall be elected to a seat on the Federal Council by each of the federating Char co at its an Nual Assembly. 5. That the Lay representation be in the proportion of one Layman to every 20 members constituting the said annual Assembly. 6. That the functions of the Federal Council Snail be 1 devotional 2 consultative a in relation to All questions submitted to it by any Sec Tion of the federating churches b a re lation to any other questions affecting the social moral and spiritual welfare of the com Cranky. 7. That the president of each body represented in the federation preside Over the quarterly Federal cd Tincu in turn. 8. That an executive be formed meeting each month to prepare for the quarterly fed Oral Council. I am Etc. To j. Blacket. Brompton february l8, 1913. Champion swim3leks. als in Adelaide. Messes. Oscar Dickman Champion professional swimmer of the world Over Many stances. H. Pryor a of the new South Wales league of swim mers and bolder of the 100 Yards and 220 Yatch championships of the Northern suburbs of Sydney and a. Cuddihy a Clever Dwer of Sydney arrived in Adelaide by tic Melbourne express on tuesday with the object of taking part in the carnival at the City Baths on thursday and monday evenings. Later they gave an exhibition in the Cay Baths and demonstrated their ability As swimmers and entertainers. Or. Chid dry is an uncommonly Good diver and will introduce several dives new to Adelaide in an exhibition he will give on thursday and repeat on monday. The Tiree will compete in the Baths Handicap race Over 266 Yards Ghi lengths and or. Dickman wid concede the limit Man 26 seconds which is equivalent to Over a length of the Baths. Or. Dickman also will attempt to break George read s 500 Yards professional record of 6 min. 25 Sec. He will have three pacemakers each dome live lengths. The distance is 15 lengths of the Baths. On monday night tie inter state Trio will compete in the 1,000 Yards race for the professional Champion ship of the state and or. Waterhouse a one freged swimmer will represent Western Australia. South Australia will provide three or four competitors. The Sydney Njmen Are members of the professional league in new South Wales which has grown to big proportions in the last few years and had an attendance of 6,000 at its carnival at the Domain Baths on saturday last. _ in the course of a Chat Dickman said he proposes to begin a tour of the world leaving Sydney on March 19. He will go under the guidance of a manager and. Will be accompanied by competent trainers he is indeed a Fine swimmer but being a professional has been unable to arrange matches with the world famous amateurs in Australia. When asked How he considered he would get on if opposed to Longworth the acknowledged Champion of the world he said the Rose Bay swimmer could beat him Over distances up to half a Mue. From half mile to a mile he said with Confidence i am sure i could beat Longworth. My Best half mile 11 min. L8 Secis 17 Sec better than Long Worth s fastest and Only seven seconds be Hind Barney Kieran s world record of 11 min. 11 Sec Dickman mostly swims the Trudgeon stroke Over Long distances but at the end of a Long race be adopts the crawl stroke which brings other Muscles into play. In training he simply does a Little walking or breathing. He holds the professional worlds records As follow-220 Yards 2 min. 32 Sec Naif mile 11 min. L8 Sec 1,000 Yards 13 min. 33 Sec and mile 24 min 34 Sec. He considers the Adelaide Bath the finest be has Ever swam in. A misses Gladys Tate and Nellie Meads two prominent Sydney swimmers and divers will arrive m Adelaide to Morrow and will give an exhibition at the City Baths next monday night clerks wages. To the editor. Sir clerks Are Apt to regard them selves As Superior to tradesmen or common workers but one fact is apparent. While the latter have had sense enough to organise and. Secure better working conditions the proud clerk has been and still is the poor oppressed tool. Such is the Case m South Australia. In the other states new South Wales Tasmania Western Australia and particularly Victoria there Are of Hounsh ring clerk unions. In the last mentioned state the Union has secured a wages Board determination giving the Commer Cial clerks of both sexes 45/ and ,48/ a week with 42� and 48 hours respectively. In Western Australia the temporary clerks in. The employ of the government were awarded 12/6 per Day through the Union. But Adelaide clerks have been left. Why Lack of nerve or sloth to organise. They have become so accustomed to the receiving of the 39/ pieces of Silver weekly that they will not see the necessity of organising to demand Justice and consideration. The labourers the bookmakers and nearly every. Trade Union have secured for their members through % wages boards or arbitration court higher wages and. Bet j Ter conditions. Any ? factory worker ha.1 a clearer atmosphere to work m than the majority of clerical offices and places of employment which compare Only with the dungeons of Feudal Castle. Again the wages of the Majenty of clerks average thirty shillings per week. How it is possible to exist on that amount it is difficult to conceive. Clerks Are compelled to dress Well they have to Uve in respectable quarters and clothing and food rent and lodgings Are costly. It is time for the clerk to awaken and throw off that Slothful spirit which has in the past been his stumbling Block. He should organise to protect his interests to obtain higher wages better places to work in places where god s Sunshine can enter. Let him organise for wife and children. They need it. I he is sen sible _ he will do so to demand Justice tar himself if he is kind to obtain com fort and enjoyment for . I am a pen-gu1dek, the rights of Man. To the editor. ? sir to my mind All your Corres Poir l dents hereon begin and end nowhere hence they with your readers get entangled in word phrases that probe not. Proposition 1. Men or Manly know and understand what their common individual rights Are which require no elaboration from me or anyone else. �. These rights whether men do not get j All or More than they ought or Hoid to or give away such As they ought not Are subject to the Law of the land. 3. Without Law there can be no order and men then do what is right in therr own eyes. 4. With Law be it Wise or foolish a these common rights Are preserved to the individual and May be exercised according to Law. 5. Men Are therefore subject to the Law of the land m which they live and dare not resist the Power ordained of god for government. 6. Subjection to this Power with its de mands and penalties is the god directed duty of the individual who chooses u remain within its domains be it Australia or elsewhere. 7. Unborn men have no greater or lesser nights than their ancestors except. The Law be constitutionally amended or abolished in their favor. S. No nation or pan has any right at a to vary the ethical Law of god in the decalogue because such is consistent with the natural Law of re Ligum. I am. A. _ i Rolfe Beaumont. To. Or Tutt it a a Keg Wiiliam soar Worta Umeju nary l8, 1913._ a hut it i foe a hot Dat can l e obtained to the \ vegetarian cafe �8. Watmouth steer Fob 1/. Bead this specimen menu lentil and Tocante Bono. Mock Chicken pie three vegetables Germao Tait Coffee and by scum. The menu u Chani i Haily. Pooai ads courts court Adelaide. Tuesday february is. Before Fis Honor or. Tonuu Wenoner Rosscup Ink matter of Robert o. Watts of Marion Street sew Parkside builder. Adjourned Neal Helario. I k Ingleby Bau be appear cd for the Lucial receiver and had been Reinst nicked b " or. J. C Johns to represent Bim. List week a question bad Arisen respective his instructions from it. Johns. Is Honor a a act so into that now do you appear for or. Johns yes. The in Lyent asked for an adjournment Tor three week and the application was granted. A picture Sun transaction. The Case of Arthur John Charlea Aarie i ton. Of Henley Beach contractor came on for hearing. Or. V. De p. Gillen appeared far the insolvent of or. T. B. Bright Tor opposing Cre i ices or. J w gooday s appointment As trog Tec Sas approved. Or. Bright examined the insolvent. Or. Bright there Wai a of �2,000 placed i As an asset in connection with the Wakefield tic arc in your statement to your credit i yes. " what a become of it since the acct tvs of creditors the principals. Mesas. Moody � lend foreclosed on the lease or. Bricht Lias that asset Yea i when they foreclosed. The insolvent stated that he had not signed any agreement Fermi Naring thelease. The landlord. Boil put the Bailiff in the theatre. Or. Bright was tie rent satisfied?-1\ dont think it was. To you know How much was paid i cannot i say. Is the picture show still ironing yes i think lit a. Who is rec cite a the proceeds i do not know. Was or. Matthews a partner m the picture show no he was Only an employ. The insolvent was referred to the accountant and at the request of or. Gillen his earnings were protected to the extent of �1 a week. A business failure in re Annbert Barton Powell of commercial Road Linley. Builder and . s. Pele appeared for the insolvent and or. G. F. Michell for the official receiver and opposing creditors. The insolvent started that be came to South Australia about four years Aga he began Busi Ness in August 1911. On november 35, 1912, he called a meeting of creditors. His liabilities at that time were �34. In july 1911, he had no capital except his weekly wages. He had no Plant. He was financed by priest and save him �40, he built houses for them. He thought there were 16 houses. He had no record of the total amount of Money he had. Received from priest 4 James. He had also done a Little jobbing work. His wife bad a separate estate but not in South Australia. His wife had Lent him Money on two occasions. She was a creditor. At this stage the hearing was adjourned for three weeks. So crops. In re Sydney Selman of Lameroo hearing. Or. It. T. Wall j Mann appeared for the insolvent. The i accountant s report showed that the Lia Bili Tifei were �452, assets �6 deficiency �116. The insolvent Carne from Lilydale Victoria to South Australia in 1u09, and started for ring on the share system with 0. Ewing who held i land in. The Hundred of Parilla. In 3sk they put in 650 acre of wheat and the return was about 240 bushels. The insolvent attributed the failure to the want of proper cultivation. In 11911 they put in 700 acres. The result was a total failure caused by continuous dry Wea ther and they did not reap a Einsle Bushel. On april 1 1911, he had no. Debts and capital of �30. It was subsequent to that Date that the liabilities. Were contracted. In july 1913, he went to Lilydale. Victoria and on his return to Parilla in december of the rear \ he found that in his absence execution Hod been put in by Mcmamara and o Connor and the six horses Waggon and harness had been seized and sold. One cow had been Token away by f. C. Arms whom he had left in charge of the farm. He could not meet his creditor s claims end was on january 2, 1912, adjudicated " insolvent. He kept no Book of accounts. He had attended the accountant and rendered All necessary Oakstan a i and information. Examined by the court the insolvent said he had Farmed on halves. He supplied the labor and Eblin found the land seed and manare. He had �80 Aid a team of horses in-1909. The crops had been failures in 1910 and 191l his wife was a and he took her to see a specialist in Victoria and thus incurred a considerable expense. He paid �330 for a team of horses but they Only realised about �200 at the Sale of his goods. V. Insolvent was awarded a Mccand Dass Certin sate. ? application for furniture. In the Case of James Casey formerly of the Junction hotel Petersburg an application was made by Thomas o Mara in respect to certain our mature. Str. W. J. Denny appeared for the official receiver and or. J. L. Gordon for o Mara. R3ti. Gordon explained that Casey had bad a weekly tenancy from of Mara the Lessee who had let him the House together with furniture and effects. � the claimant said he could not find that adj new furniture had been put into the House by. Casey. Some of the furniture had been there Foi ten years and the witness had spent �60 during. in. New articles. --,.". Charles Herbert Winnall hotel broker gave Evi Dence respecting Cru stories he had made of the furniture of the hotel. Or. Denny said be did not object to o Mara Tah. Tag the Gooda which belonged to him. Cae a had spent a considerable amount in repairs. But he had also spent a Large in renewals and new goods. He submitted that the new. Mods put in by Casey belonged to the estate for to Benefit of the creditors. He had spent �153, and the creditors were entitled to demand that toe goods bought should go to. The general fund. 1 James Casey deposed that when he went into the hotel in May 1911, of the furniture was in very bad condition. He bought furniture in substitution of worn out and damaged article and also additional articles. It he had left the hotel in the Ordinary Way he would have coi Side red he to take the things he bought which were not in substitution for old i police sergeant Blake of Petersburg said he waa inspector of Public houses. He saw Casey about 1 his License and As a result of what was said new Beds furniture sex. Were put in the Hotek an order was made by consent that on the payment of by Tohara to the Offert it Ahr the whole of the Furm Ture would be delivered to toe applicant o Mara. Mag�3ratis, court-bbight05. V monday february 17. Before or. J. A. V. Brown Joba Norton waa charged on the information of senior mounted Coo table Searson with having been drunk and disorderly on the Brighton Road on february la. The defendant was found guilty and ordered to pay Al and la costs. A similar charge was preferred against Charles Williamson who was ordered to forfeit a like amount. Yorketown february 16.-before or. M. Erichsen at the police court on monday John fran de o Reilly was fined �1 for drunkenness and for tarring Reed indecent language. Jobo a. Miller who described himself As a Sailor of Tasmania was charged with unlawfully Brior in his Possession a shirt a pair of boots and Collar valued at 15v. Miller pleaded guilty 1 cod was ordered to forfeit 10/. A larceny charge. Robert Walsh was charged in the Ade Laide police court before or t. Gepp s.m., on tuesday with having on the pre Vious Day stolen �1 10/. From a port Manteau the property of James Mclean of Flinders Street. Inspector Burchell prosecuted and or. C. M. Muirhead de fended the prosecutor stated that he saw �3 10/ m Gold in his portmanteau at his lodgings. Flinders Street on monday. He had been out drinking with the accused during the morning and went to Parkside in the afternoon. On his return late at night be found the portmanteau had been cat open and the Money removed. He 6ent for the police and had the accused arrested. By or. Muirhead the accused told him someone had stolen his Grey suit. The witness was a new arrival from Glas Gow. The accused told him they wanted 15 warders at Parkside Asylum. And he went to get a situation there. Constable Rowney gave evidence of arrest. The accused on oath denied having committed the theft. The Sim. Ordered a Fine of �3, in Defant three months imprisonment. Monetary Antl com Mucial. Tue Dar evening. The year 1512 would probably Hase. Been Juite Normal in i development a avar of Active demand for Money but for the outbreak of the Balkan War which neatly intensified the pressure in the London Money Market m the autumn vote thetunes." in the annual Finan Cial review of the past year. The pres sure exer ased by the War on Don Market was not direct the Beffi Gerent Powers with the exception of Turkey which placed Treasury Bius Here in june did not borrow any Money Worth mention ring m London after or even be fore hostilities had begun but the out break of War had momentous effects on the financial position in the chief ties of the continent and the situation thus produced in those places was the principal close of the Advance in the Oll ical Mai mum Here to 5 per Contr three months go it is possible that we should not i iii escaped a 5 per cent. Rate m an Case Good judges thought thai the activity of the Trade of the United King Dom ind most other countries and the upward tendency of the prices of comme cuties would alone create sufficient de Mand Foi Money to Force the Bank to go to 3 per cent., if not higher. It was at All events obvious from the Bank s Posi Tion at the end of july that there was not much margin for unexpected demands on Rte Stock of Gold and everyone approved when a month later the rate waa raised to 4 per cent., though it is a usual Jar a Rise to take place before August is Over. In 1911 the rate was not put up to 4 per cent until septem Ber 21, and though an earlier Advance had been considered advisable by antics subsequent events justified the directors for they were not obliged to raise the rate again in 1811. The Case was very different in 1912 and it is probable that this Early. Advance saved London from having to go to 6 per cent before the year ended French sardine Industry. The Paris correspondent of the London daily Telegraph states in reference to the sardine crisis in Brittany that seve ral More factories have now closed their doors,.and the number of establishments where work has been suspended is 120 the question is raised As to whether the French sardine fisheries Are not going to be completely ruined As Competition in other countries is now so keen that France can no longer hold her own. Fot several years her exports to great Bri Tain have been diminishing and their place it is said is taken by norwegian Spanish and portuguese fisheries France is also rapidly losing her american mar Ket where a kind of Small herring is canned and sold under the name of Domestic sardines. The Price of sardines in the Breton ports All last summer a lied from 36 to 40 francs per 1,000. Which is far Superior to the Price paid in Othot countries. In Spain for instance the Price is one half Jess per 1,000. A Lar difference in the Price is said to exist in Norway. It is quite natural therefore that those countries can Supply the foreign Market at much lower rates than can the Breton factories although it is claimed that the French sardines Are of a Superior Quality. Since 1903 the French sardine Industry has been decidedly on the decline. The production in that year instead of being about 40,000,000 kilograms was Only 9,000,000, and the average has been maintained Ever since. French factories had they followed the previous ten years in crease should have produced about 900,000 cases a year and instead they have averaged Only about 150,000. Breton fishermen Are accused of having caused the decline of their Industry by constantly raising the Price of the fish and also by refusing to adopt any improvements in their i snug. The government with a false idea of Public policy have sustained them and regulations Are actually in Force which forbid fishermen from using various improved devices which would double or treble the catch. And this 6imply because the Fisher men have an idea that it is better that the Supply should be Small in order that the Price which they can exact from the factories should be higher. But by this proceeding they Are ruining their own Industry As is proved by the closing of such a Large number of factories. Many which have not closed Are continuing to work at a loss a process which cannot last indefinitely. The times Paris correspondent states that the government have invited the National Union of fish carers to discuss with the authorities in Paris the crisis which has Arisen in the Industry it is evident that unless prompt measures Are taken the sardine Badenes will be completely abandoned and an important Industry will disappear. Some of the More important French firms in the Trade Are said to have made a arrangements to Transfer their activities to Portugal and the North Western coast of Spain. Rabbit . The first series of Public sales of Rabbit skins in London for the current year was held on january 14 and 15. The mortgage and Agency company of new zealand re ports that 2,867 Bales new zealand and australian were offered and 1,888 Bales sold under the Hammer. The collections offered included a full proportion of Best season and Good outgoing skins. There was a fair attendance of buyers Bat the fur Trade gave very Little support and practically All skins suitable for that Market were withdrawn. Values of cutting skins were about id. To id per la easier on average of Sale. The sales opened quietly at weaker prices a slight recovery was noticeable later and Best rates of series were obtained towards the close. New zealand. -�70 Bales offered and Only 330 sold. Win Ter skins were largely represented and in the absence of Competition sales were possible at reasonable prices. Selected Winters May be quoted about 20 per cent easier. Good Winter partly sold at about 2d. Per la. Decline fair to Good sea son Mark about id. Per la. Decline. Out going and inferior grades ranged from late rates to per la. Lower. Black and Sil very were in fair request at easy prices. Fawn sold firmly. Australian and tas 823 Bales Adelaide 172 Bales Sydney 828 Bales and tas Manian 174 Bales. Full season skins failed to attract furriers and were mostly bought in biddings marking fully 20 per cent reduction on previous High rates. Good Winter and Early ongoing show about i per la. Decline and later season skins ranged from november rates to id. Per la. Lower. Small and suckers were not in full Supply and sold very firmly. Hare skins were Well competed for but marked about 10 per cent decime from extreme prices of last sales the firm quoted new zealand selected Winter dressing skins5/ per lb., nominal Good Winter Light pelted2/$ Good Winter mixed pelted. 2/3 fair Toogood season average 2/0j fair to Good season butchers1/9 mixed season. 1/11 common and Low 1/7& Small and suckers l/8r Black and Silvery 2/9 Fawn 2/31. Australian and win Ter dressing skins5/ per la. Good sea son 2/5 fair to Good season 1/d medium season 1/9 common and Low 1/7 Small arid suckers 1/7 Black and Fawn 2/3 Hare skins 13/9 per dozen. The world s crops. " the Liverpool Corn Trade news Broomhall s on january 14 issued the Fol lowing summary of. The world s crops a Sil the weather is very cold and fears Are expressed that the cold wave will reach the South West where apparently Snow cover is not Good. Modern j Miller reports moisture plentiful and Freater part of Belt under Snow. Ohio Tate report gives wheat conditions 90, against 96 a year ago. Receipts last week decreased fairly but still Large. Visible Supply moderate increase. ther very cold receipts decreased sharply but still double year ago. Argentina. Weather been very favourable for Harvest and owing unexpectedly Good yields Esti mate wheat surplus raised to 18,000,000 quarters other estimates unchanged. Maize crop now wanting ram no crop damage reported so far but markets firmed. New crop shipments made Good Start. reports and indications continue Good. still us relieved and becoming More Sert Ous. Wheat holders very firm and prices advanced United provinces correspondents Cable to Day rain wanted weather Cloudy. Region has now reported Frost and South West had Good snowfall Snow cover believed general. Arrivals at ports keep Light but larger quantities now predicted. snowfall reported arrivals Light stocks de creased. complaints about crop conditions but country now had Good snowfall. Offerings provincial markets Light. improved but still complaints about Forward growth weeds and vermin. Supplies keep moderate prices firm larger threshing and offerings expected soon. Germany. Continued complaints about Quality native wheat and More disposition buy foreign. No complaints about crops but Snow cover much wanted As Frost set in. generally seasonable no complaints about crops. Markets firm but quiet. _ Spain.- further rain but crop situation unfavourable owing generally Drongo to conditions. United kingdom. Weather turned seasonable crops look Well. Farmers still ploughing and sowing. North the wheat Market. Although Only one Rimalt parcel was re ported to have been sold the Market to Day remained firm and steady in Conse Quence of private advices from London to that effect. The political Outlook on the continent arising out of the strained re lations existing Between Russia and Austria �6 said to have caused a finning tendency in the wheat Market. The Steamer parcel reported to have been disposed of was 2,000 quarters. February shipment for Liverpool. That would indicate an improvement in the Market though it is Only a Small Quan Tity. The value of prompt Sailer shipments rule3 at about 37/9, of Steamer cargoes at 38/, and Steamer parcels at from 37/6 to 37/9. For Farmers lots the Price remains unaltered namely from 3/6 to 3/7 per Bushel on tracks. Port Adelaide while at outposts a limited business is being trans acted at a Halfpenny below those rates. Farmen however Are showing no great de sire to dispose of the stocks now Beld by them parcels Are quoted a i 3/7� per bushels fjo.b., port Adelaide. Advices from Liverpool showed that options for March were a Halfpenny per Cental better than on the previous Day while for May and july they were up a Halfpenny and three eighths of a Penny respectively. Chicago futures also showed an advancement being up a Farthing per Bushel for May and five sixteenths of a Penny for and eggs. Last week s improved rates for butter and eggs were maintained at auction to Day when there were Good supplies. A heavy catalogue of eggs came Forward and met with a Strong demand. Butter was Well sought after especially As it was All in splendid condition on account of the Cool weather having set in at the end of last week. It was m better order than at last thursday s Market and met with ready Sale at late rates which remained firm. Competition for top Grade was keen. Guaranteed fresh Hen eggs sold at 13d., and Duck at 14d. Best factory and Creamery sold at up to 14jd, and stores and collectors lots which were in improved condition sold at to 9d. And Llyd. Respectively. Messes. Mills & Sparrow in their Lon Don Market report dated january 13, state there has been a Good consumptive demand for All descriptions of butter during the week and arrivals have cleared up fairly Well. There is still heaviness in the Market but on the whole prices Are fairly Well maintained and it is hoped that values of All descriptions particularly colonial have now reached the lowest basis for weeks. Big efforts Are being made by the agents to prevent prices going any lower. Arrivals of colonial this week consist of australian Mongolia 32,000 boxes Persic 6,500 boxes. New zealand nil. The Good reports from Australia and new zealand concerning the weather seem to Point to an improved Supply and now that the Price is on a reasonable basis there will be a very big requirement As foreign descriptions Are at their lowest and Are Likely to remain Small for the next three months. Danish is unchanged with a steady demand. French continues in Light Supply whilst imports of siberian Are just now of a negligible Quantity. In cheese there has been considerably More buying during the week and agents Are making big efforts to try and lift the Market 2/ above pre sent level. We think there is every possibility of Success As in our opinion new zealand cheese would sell with As much facility at 62/ As it does at 59/ and 60/. At the time it must be remembered that the supplies of English cheese Are considerably larger than at the time last year whilst the Canadian Stock is also larger and the Quantity from new zealand is showing a considerable increase. These Are facts which have to be borne in mind when comparing present prices with those ruling at the time last year. Quotations butter danish finest 127/ to 128/ siberian finest 108/ to 110/ Fine 104/ a is confectionery 98/ to 100/r French finest salted �l"6/ to 122/ finest unsalted 120/ to 124/ victorian finest salted 110/ to h2� Foch 114/1 Fine unsalted 106/ to to 108/ finest unsalted 110/ to 112/ Loee. 114/ Fine unsalted 106/ to 108/ new South Wales finest salted 108/ to-1127 Fine salted 104/ to 108/ finest unsalted to to 112/ oct 114/ Fine unsalted 104/ to 108/ Queensland finest salted 108/ to to finest salted 104/ to 106/ finest unsalted 110/ to u2/ Fine unsalted 104/ to 108/ new zealand finest salted 114/ to 118/ Fine salted 110/ to 114/ Argentine finest salted 108/, 110/, 112/ finest unsalted 108/, 110/, 112/. Cheese Canadian finest White and coloured 63/ to 64/ new zealand White and coloured 59/ to 60/." potatoes and onions. Melbourne quotations for potatoes to Day were a Little easier than yesterday but locals and mount gamblers remained firm at monday s advanced rates. Vic Torian potatoes were quoted at 5/ per ton lower. There was Good ii Miry for onions which remain firm. Oversea Trade. Figures relating to the Oversea Trade of the state during the month of january have been made available by the common wealth statistical officials at port Ltd Raade. Hey reveal a slight increase in the value of importations compared with the Corre Podrue period of 1912, and a Small Falong off in tie exportation. Anong the imported Rte me where increases have occurred jute goods occupy a prominent place. There has been a jump in value of almost �35,000. More manure has been imported than Dur ing last january greater Quantity of Tim Ber by about �14,500, and �1,173 Worth More of Tea. Decreases Are shown in the values of imported apparel Cordage and twine Iron Ano steel machinery manufactures of Metal kerosene tobacco and vehicles and motors. There has been far less activity m the shipment of apples than twelve months ago More butter has gone away flour has Peen shipped in greater hut a Gaea i1 he her and tax tar and wine have been exported in great volume. Details of the aggregate values and of the principal lines follow 1912. 1913, � � Importe. 509,ss0 Solis exports 780,579 764,429 uni web re exported. A 55s imports retained 509,802 671,184 australian exports 780,501 763,873 imports. 1912. 1913. � � apparel 187,468 151,426 Cordage and twines. M 9,295 7,540 _. _ to Iron and steel. _ 62,411 529j jute goods -6,735 41,65a machinery agricultural. 17,900 8,440 other. Ss.275 27.63s manures. 25 110 27 233 manufactures t of any land ibis med Niue tonic restores strength rapidly. Send ice a if you Are ill from Contr Patio. Loss of s be. poor appetite Low spoils weak kidneys or nervous neuralgia. It All chemists and All stores sell it. 3�

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