THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1916. Two residents of Warrak-L. 11. Chester and W. A. Gibbs-enlisted in Melbourne yesterday for active service. Constable J. Uretl, who has been do. ing relieving duty at Glenorchy, return ed to Ararat yesterday afternoon! aid will resume duty here to-day. A conference of railway statiouamas. ters of the surrounding districts was held at the Ararat railway station yes. terday, when various matters connected with the service were discussed. At the Ararat Police Court yesterday morning Messrs J. Moore, T. J. Gossip. and E. .1. Simpson, Js.P., presided. Jlohn Davies was proceeded against for fail. ing to have his child vaccinated. A line of £1 was imposed, with 2/ costs. Mr J. J. Northey, secretary of the Ararat branch of the F.M.E.A., inform. ed us yesterday that cases in which Ararat lliners are concerned over wages paid to them, will come on fo, hearing in Melbourne at an early date. Accounts await payment at the Ara rat Sub-treasury for the following : Ararat Recreation Reserve Conmmittee, Ararat Borough Council, J. Cattanach, G. V. Farrall, J. Hillman, F. B. Wom orsley. The question of renovating the Ara rat Hospital caliue up in ordinary busl ness at the meeting of the committee of that institution on Tuesday evening last, when the treasurer, Mr A. Scholes, read t'he financial statement. Mr Seholes closed by stating that it would be necessary at a very earls date to carry out some repairs to the buildings in the way of painting and renovating. The Presiilent, concurred with the re marks of Mr Seholes, but. did not think the present time was suitable for the carrying out of stuhl works. and another thing, they couli nog iacrry the work out withol t dioing the whole of it at the sallte time. Severail members thought that it could be dose in sections, and that the main entrance to the builing and tihe operating room could be attend ed to first.
The death occurred at Stockyard Hill on Sunday of Mr George Exell, a highly respected pioneer of the district. De- ceased, who was 87 years of age, had been very successful as a farmer and breeder of sheep, dairy cattle, and draught horses. He came to Victoria from the old country about 60 years ago landing at Geelong. He was at Ballarat at rhe time of the Eureka riot and afterwards settled on land at Swan Bay near Geelong. Over 40 years ago he sold his property there, and came to Stockyard Hill, where he has since resided. He leaves a grown-up family. Mrs Exell, who was also high- ly esteemed, did not survive her hus- band for 24 hours, as she passed away on Sunday night. She was 82 years of age and hlad been ailing for some time. That Ir'ead disease, meiingitis, still continues ,to claim -victims. Private lHenry Willina Hooper,, who : enlisted from Stawell, has 'died in the Bendigo Hospital from that disease, and his body will be taken throughl to Stawell by the afternoon train to-day for inter illment there. . The deceased, who was 39 years of age. is to be acorded a military funeral. Private W. D. Ellis, of Horslham, who has been in the Ben. digo ciamp, was journeying to Horshlam by the express on Saturday 'nightF'. HIT was in his usual health t.ill the train reached Wiiiderimere, when he com plained of feeling unwell.: IH·is .condl,. tion became rapidly worse, and at Ara rat he was examined by a medioal nian and sent on to Horshaim. where lie ar rived in a serious condition. He Is now dangerously ill. At the last ileeting of the Ararat Shire. Council it, was suggested by tho President (Cr Lhidlaw) that steps be takefn to plant' trees on some of the little .used roads and the old stock routes, and the secretary was instructed to 'iquire as to the conditions under which the work is being done in some of tlhe southern, shires. It is interest ing to .note that -the Minister for Lands and Forests (MJr Livingstone), accompanied "by M'r Chatham. M.L.A.. met a number of Grenville shire coun. cillors last .week at Searsdale. ?Mr Livingstone emphasised the desirability of tree g.rowing on thlre chain roads in sparsely timbered country. He mado what was virtually ;an offer to provide £l'50 for this purpose if the council would allot a siniilar amount. He in. telded to have a piece of land selected near Scarsdale as 1an experinmental block to show what could be*done with pine trees.
In forwarding a cheque for £126 to ihe meeting of the' Ararat Hospital Committee on Tuesday, as the institu tion's share of the profits from the re- . cent charity carnival, the secretary (Mr W. H. M3ckay) requested that Cr G. Burn and himself should be made governors, and: the Mayoress and Mrs E. J. Simpson governesses of the insti tution. The letter was received with out any special demonstration along with others, and the usual vote of thanks recorded, when the Rev. J. J. Spalding rose and .said that when they received such a substantial amonunt as that the committee should have some thing to say about it. He thought the committee was:very nmuch indebted to the secretary and members of the Car nival Comlnittee for the manner in tvl'ichl they had carried the carnival through. He most certainly thought that they should express their feelings. The President said he thought himself the Carnival Committee was 'deserving of the institution's best thanks for such a donation, and a .letter, of thanks would be sent, acknowledging the good work which haid been done for the ho~* pital.- . - Yesterday morning at the Ararat Po lice Court a lad 'named William Alfred Goodlie, of Challicum, bordering on four. teen years. of. age, proceeded against a man named Samuel Waldron, claiming -the sum of £1/2/6, due for wages for two and three-quarter days' work, at 8/ per day. Both sides were represenited by counsel. The plaintiff'deposed that he resided with his father at Challi cum, and was engaged by the defendant in connection with his.chaff works.. lie was to get: a man's wages, 8ý a day, and was employed cutting bands and taking sheaves from the 'stacks. ' Ho worked-from eight in the morning till dark one day, and till one o'clock-on the nextday, Saturday, when his young er brother worked the three-quarters of a day for him. ' When he finished his work defenidant gave him 7/, and wit ness took the money home and gave it to his father. The latter took the money, and went back and gave it to Waldron. When he cbmplained to de fendant about not being paid a man's wages, as arranged, the latter told him to " go and get well -." Wit-' ness' father'gave evidence to the effect that his son was to get a man's wage. The defence was that there was no ar rangement that the plaintiff was to re ceive a man's wages, and evidence was given to this effect. After a good' deal of argument the Bench made an order for plaintiff for 12/, with £1/15/10 costs, in default distress. Trouble which is 'threatened amongst the employes at the Commonwealth Clothing Factory is due, in the opinion of Senator Pearce. to the sinister in tluence of German capital. The £502,000,000 which the Chan cellor of the Exchequer is raising in taxation this year is probably one fifth of the entire incomes of all the people in the land, says the "New Statesman."
With a view to making further in .estigations concerning railway exten. ion in the Northern Territory, a sub omnunittee of the Federal Standing Dommittee on Public Works, consist ig of Messrs Laird Smith, Sampson, md Story, Ms.H.R., will leave for Darwin towards the end of the present lonth. Germans propose to modify their meatless days by the importation of rein leer, an idea excellent in theory, but one lhat it would be 'difficult to carry out. 'he facilities for importation arepoor, is there are more Huns in Germany-than reindeer in Scandanavia. The idea, of course, is American. In 1892, the Eskimo of Alaska were faced with starvation. TI~eir real food, the whales and seals and bears, had become articles of commerce and were no lon ger' for Eskimo consumption. So, to ease the strain, reindeer were imported iy the American Government, and the success of the experiment is shown by the herds now found in Alaska. Trehizond, the old capital of Cappa docia, which the Russians have taken, is mentioned by Milton in one of. his gorgeous catologues of places in the first book of "Paradise Lost," where he refers to the knights who once joust sd there. The city, indeed, was one of the great schools *of medieval chivalry. and it is a German historian, Professor Fallmerayer, who tells us that it "be came in popular romance and in the inm aginations of the. Italians and Proven cals one of tlhe most famous empires of the East, and the rallying point of the youth and flower of Asia," Readers of "Ivanhoe" may remember that the Templar boasts to Rebecca that he had won his horse Zamor, in single fight from the Soldan of Trebizond. - At Lithgow (N.S.W.) on Monday; Archbishop Kelly, commlentinig- on strikes, said :-" Tilhe strike weapon is a terrible thing. You are not the worst, burt even Lithgow has made us auxious some times. Especially in this time of war it is necessary that we should co-operate as brothers, ald, whire yon are prepared to protect what should be protected in regard-to your own interests, I hope you Will put men at the. head of your affairs who will adopt other. anid, perhaps, just'as'effec. tivo methods to accomplish what you desire. The strike in the hands of a democracy is a terrible power. There have been terrible doings in Dublin. and these began in tile first place with what was called a sympathetic strike. Therefore, let us see that these desper ate remedies which frightein trade away and inflict untold misery on the little children are not had recourse to."