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AGRICULTURAL TEACHING. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
ARICULYUINAL TEACHINU. i - . Si--Govcrnment departmental teaching. has been so far a conspicuo?e and laiment able failure in its inadaptability to prac tice. There can be no:doubt .that it.:js held in absolute derision, if not coitempt, by the great, majority of the agricultural community at the present time. The best and most brilliant students 'have notorious ly failed' whenever they tried farming oni their own -accounut,: and they have as ndtoriously failed to impart their teaching to practical men. The agricultural colleges so far have turned out a laughing-stock of graduates and theorists who, if throwvn upon their own resources, practically, would en'cd in financial bankruptcy. But still, forsooth, they. flourish,. instructing farmers how to farm scientifically. Th'e State is spending .large sums o' money on these colleges, and if we, judge. by results - the money Js .simply being &quandered. In these days of eommi'tties and. commissionis royal and: otherwise, ini quir...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
* a £ ESTABLISIIUED 1865. TELEPHIONE 453. -M'Clure, Valsantlne & Co., t40-57 WILLIAM-STREET, MELBOURNE. GENERAL AUCTIONEERS, FRESH AND DRIED FRUIT SALESMEN, Are Priepared to Receive and Dispose of Produce of All Kinds. Fresh arnd Dried Fruits a Specialty. - S~TO~E~ aza4 CO~ .(Regd.), ROD 'EDET SCHULtTET Proprietor. IWHOLESALE. 1UI~T SAL;PMRIN. 1, *iEThOOWITAN MW~d ?MEXEW~, ·IOETII MELDOUR~NL. ]Ple~ Ru~ea ·;inte' ·I~ik·Storage t o nrsbee~ FxoapS .Agouet 6aler. Coi~rrspoudne.~ Iu· ·rited.PseWur ;~X Report. Is Mornke4~ 3leoe~~L-~a1 Late Advertisements. EELONG RACING CLUB CUP MElifING. FRIDAY, 223rd, uand SATURDAY, 2-ith JANUARY. - 870 SOVS. IN STAKES. SPLENDID. PROGRA3MME. NOMILNATIONS CLOSE NE.XT MONDAY, JOth INST. Full Railway Fare will be paid on all ihorsct entered for and travelling to tile meeting. Loose Boxes at the cours:e will bh placed at ` thlel disposal of horses competing at the mcetig, and straw for beddjing will be provided. :IABI'T Trap.% 10/6 each, marvellus. i...
East Charlton Road St. Arnaud. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
East Charlton Road St. Arnaud. (Dear Cinderella, This is the flirst time I have written to you. I. am in the third grade now. I have six sisters and one brother I have three miles to walk to school I go to the St. Arnaud school We get "The Leader" every week I always read the letters in "The Leader" Some of the letters are very good I got first prize for a Copy book at the sliow. We have a fruit garden at home we have apples pears cherries figs quinces peaches plins I can milk one cow now I will cloose now. I remziin your loving new friend Age 8 years 1 month.- . liDINA DUFFY. May I write again Cinderella. [I would like to hear from you again. I won* der if you got any prizes at Christmas.--Cin derella.] fTopotoun • Dear Cinderdlla,- opotous This is the first time I have written to y'ou. My grandfather has been taking "The Leader? for more years than I can remnemaer. .I live with my gr:andfather and grn:cumother on .their farm near Hopetoun they live near Lake Las colles. Sometimes ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
"SOLIGNU ," -THE IDEAL WOOD STAIN ANF D PRESERVATIV1. PreE?erves Timber against the deadly ravages of the white ant-adrds year to the life of the woo', prevents dry rot, and has antiseptic pro pertics which render it particularly suitable for treating the woodwork in c'w sheds, stalls, poul try houses, &Ce. Also, unequalled as a STAIN, being manufac tured in 12 attractive shades. Obtainable from all storekeepers. WHIIOLESALE AGENTS: BROOKS, ROBINSO"N Co. Ltd. S? • FINELY CROWDND ACRICULTURAL - LI LESTONE Th/- per ton. -i HASELL'S FINELY CR01?1D BURNT LIME, .25/- per ton. SHIGH GRADE. FOR SOILS DEFICIENT IN LIME. - WONPDERFUL, EFFET ON SOUR LAND.. FYll prticulers and prices in trucks act buyer's nearest railway station on aPlplication; or 8/ per fton~ lor AgriAcultural Limestone and. 25) per ton for Burnt Lime, in trucks at our near. ea lime works; .bag charged extra. 4' Uanurcs ~kept in stock-BUPERPHOSPHATE, BONE and SUPER, T'HOMAS' PEOSPHIATE *YPSUni, BONE DUST, BONE FERTIL...
LABOR TROUBLES WATERSIDE WORKERS' LOG. CONFERENCE FAILS. OWNERS UNCOMPLIANT. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
• /.. . , - .. _ WATER-IDE WORKERS' LOG. CONFrnERNi E P.AILS. OWNENES UNCOMPL'IANi.T, Affairs in connection with the ship. labor question .stand now in a most, unsatisfac tory position. The conference e'betw een represenitatives of t:Lhe ship owners and the. waterside workers, wnhich- was .?opened on Tuesday, .'and -ias adjourned- nominally to give the o6ners an opportunity of con' sidering the new union log, was resumed on Thiursday. It proved ai absolute, failure, The log has already been published in iniI in these c61umns, and, as readers .- are aware, it demands heavy increases in van-. ous directions. The ship owriers -refuse even to. discuss it. They suggested that' the matter should be referred to the Arbi tration Court.. Beyond that. tlecy would new log, as was show oin the face of.it, not budge -the fracbion of an i.ich. On the other side the representatives of the workers declined to accept the sugges tion that -the question should 'be carr.:ed into the A&rbitratio...
TARIFF REFORM. INTER-STATE COMMISSION'S PROBLEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
... ,.t~n~mrsnm~ TRIFF R·:EF~ORM TNITER-STiATE CO1 MISSION S PROBLEMS. Th'e .inter-State Commission held its first public sitting atf its offices in Albert-street, East Melbourne on Monday, for the purpose of .bearing evidence in support of the de mand foran alterationl of the tairiff to fur: .ther .'adanee l th-: interests of the'. boot .trade. Mr 'A4: 3. B.Piddngton -(cha'iirmah) p?esidbd, and the other Comimassioners, Mr. SG. Swiinburne arid M.r. N. Lockyer, were also present, wvithl. the secretary, MJr, A. G. Jro.wn. The proceedings attracted onie attention, amongst :tlose firesent being the Prime Minister; Mr,. Knibbs, Comimonweiellth Statistician; M?r. . A. Garran, :under secretary to the Federal :Atto? niey-General"s.:: department; Mr: Gordon C(astles,- Federal Crown"Solicitor;, Mr. P Whitton, :Collector -of Ciustoms; Mr... W. T. -Appleton, -chlairman • of .~he Steamship Owners' Federat qri of Australia, and Mr. P L. ." Ash by,.d ecretary of thle chamber of mnanufactui's. " ....
I LLAGE AND PASTURE. IRRIGATION IN VICTORIA. PRESENT AND FUTURE. II. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
· - . - ,,.·- ·-,;., c RCE AND PA•TUE DRRIQATIONJ It~ JVI&TORIA. PRESENT AND FUTURE. BY J3. L. DOW. I,. The previous article upon this. subject, which appeared in last ,Satuvday's issue, - aeded with a description of what the cittlers were prodlicing. And now the eoncluding notes of ouir tour are here nmder submitted. To convey some idea in the L. s. d. connection, tthe ~following two farms, selected from among the larger and thae smaller settlers respectively; may be taken as fairly iepresecntative examnples.. The area of the larger farm is 06 acres. The settler took possession in May of 1912. The land was covered with green timber and stumps. Capital, £160 cash, seven cows, a mare and foal, and some farm implements. As feed 'was scarce the settler put all his first work into gru.bing, clearing, grading and the owinng of 30 acres of lucerne. Thle lucerne was sown in with a nurse crop of oats which was chlaffed and sold, all except 5 tons kept for hl'rse feed. The house was ...
Riana, Tasmania. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
riana, Tamuania. ; Dear Cinderella, This is the first time I have written to you. Dad has been taking "The Leader" seven years. I like reading the Children's.Column. I have two sisters,. their names are Flory and Ada, and three brothers, their names are Walter, Gordpn and Ernest. I am going to school. .-I am in te .second class at school. Our teacher is Miss Cowburn. We havd nbout two miles..to walk to school. We have got four cows in now. We have got eleven chickens and .twelve. lamb,: , and three calves. This is all.for this time.. With Ipve .to the;little ones In the cot, not forgetting yourself, I Temnin, your new friend, Ags 10 years ead malt ..*- "
BENEFITS OF DEEP STIRRING. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
BENEFITS OF DEEP STIRRINC. AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. One of the American agricultural jour nals refer to the f-act ?~tt a large pro portion of the wheat lands show that they ate "starved for humus." You can see t'hat by looking at the crops. What can be. done to improve this condition? It is evident that the soil must be.. first pit into condition to -conserve more humus. The first step is deep. stirring of the sub soiL We tried that on one 5l-acre field which led from a high, rather stony ridge down to bottom land composed of a deep black soil. The whole- field ridge and bottom was deep stirred 12 inches deep. The good effect of this work is best seen on the ridge. There the soil was put into condition by the deep stirring to hold the moisture that came to it. A strata of subsoil about 2 inches below the surface had been packed down by the plough slid ing over it for many years, but the deep stirring broke it up into fine soil, and the three crops that have been grown upon it since-maiz...
IMPORTANT GRAIN GROWING COMPETITION. £50 IN PRIZES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
ffMPORTAI4T CRAI!N 08RGWHIC .GOMPE~TITION. . £,50 tN PRIZES. 'The Wagg Agricultural Society. offers prizes for grain growing, totalling £50, for competition at its publie shiow, which takes pface at Wagga on the 25th, 26th and 27th of next August. Entzies will be received from now up to the lst July next, and en try forms will be forwarded on applica tion to the secretary, MIr. A. F..D. White, Wa.ga. The. details of the prizes. are:-~- heat (N:S.W. strong white or strong flour-red wheats), 1 bushel; first,. £5; second,. £3; third,. £1. Wheat (medium astrong flour or weak flour), 1 bushel; first, £5; second, £3; third, £1. W"heat, Federation, 1 bushel; first, £3; second, £2; third, £1. Wheat (medium strong flour or weak flour), 3 bushels; first. £3; second, £2; third, £1.I Whxeat (N.S.W. strong white or strong. fiour . xed. wheats), 3 'bushels; first, £3; second, £2; third, £1 Beseit Collectaon of Wheats (four varieties), 1 bushel each; first, "£3; second, £-2; third, £1. Oats. brown...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
THIS IS POR YOU. Why allow your scalp to become dry and bovered ivith Scurf, and your hair broken-. and, thin, wclwn by. consulting E..HIIOLLKND,. adk-using~ h. SPECiFICS,. you can hIve it .made healthy ind strong'? Doi't delay. Wr;fe him -at'ons, bo.?i 'for your own and your chidlr~n's hair.. B. HOToAi D Haj spvnnu1is. I*i comantje.sgd EBnnouRnE. ' I Don't push a crosscutsaw all your life, SI, giieas will ease your anis from hand saws for .ever. llcere'r a "I.it a lifetimno" saw lonch--olne that pa?y? for itself in ouiol, quick tlime on lirewood. or any. timber work. Not a scrap of wood in its construction--nolthiog to shrink, warn or ;plit in tadl weather. - British islaet. tlhroughlout., Ilas sliding fence, ad juslatle for any thiclkness of timber, or ntlhe turned back out 9f the way for crloa-.cutti'g. It's the most rensible ani rcasoelably priced. aw ben:ch on the mar kLct. Complete wihl one Sa.w, prices-are 2' in Saw, 45 . 23in. table, £10 10/. -II i 24 in. Saw, 58 x 2t in lab...
GURATE'S LIBEL ACTION. VERDICT FOR £1000 DAMAGES. LONDON, 12th January, 12.20 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
CUIRATE'S LiBE:L AC'TION. VERDICT FOR OI1000 DAM.A(GES. LONDON, 12th Ji,.inarf, 12.20 p.nl. The retrial of the libel action in which Rev. Thomas Ghent, curate of St. An drew's Church of England, Stockwell, sued a, sergeant of police at Clapham named Fitzgerald for damages; was concluded to day. T'lhe case was .heard in NOv'ember, wVlen the jury .failed to. agree. The action was as sed up?of a statement, alleged to hae .been made -to the. churchl vestry, that plaintiff Ilad been guilty of mnisconduct witih Mrs. 'itzgeralad, who was an active worker .in the ciurch. Mi's. Fitigerld, wlho is 50 years of age, stated during the formeir thleaing of the case tliat her ,husband's allegations againist" ilaintilf were. true -. To- hd" ipanti ff as awarded a verdig foi £100~- damages.
CHURCH NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
CHURCH NOTES Dr. HJggines, Roman .Cathlolic Bishop of Ballarat, .will next May : celebraite the Vwenty-fifth anniversary of his elevation to episcopacy. It is intended, with .'xvicw to honoring the silver jubilee .of the bishop, to initiate'a. movemeriti for the compldtion of St.'Patrick's'C6athedrai,'Ballarat Chlirgy of the diocese will hold a meeting shortly. for thepuirpose of organising a fund for the carrying out of this important :work. The movement-will' of course be of a diocesan character. St. Patrick's Cathedral has thus far cost about £40,000, and it.s.completion will entail an extrx outlay of prohably £13,000. Nbt much difficulty, it is said, will be eLx~rienced in raising by subscrip tion the amount required to complete St Patrick's Cathedral. Several generous drona-. tions have been asoured. A fettiure of Suifnday evening experience at -Brighton beach of late has.been the holding of services on the sand, after the issual chiirch meetinig, by Rev. A. Law, pastor of St. ...
CHESS. TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
TO CORRESPONDENTS. F.R.S.-Thanks for letter re No. 3661. (co. W. C., Merino.-Thanks for. greetings and fo: criginal problem. Have forwarded rules of our rolution tourney. Pleased to hear you in tend to. join our Ladder. T.D.O., Merino.-Thanks for original problem. Will write you re M.C.C. tourney.. C.O.W., Melbourne.-Thanks for "In Memo riani" problem. See below. ,H.T., Melbourne.-Thanks for "In Memoriam" problem. See below. H.G., Blacktown.-List of favorite composers received. Australasian composers may.also be in cluded in the general list. A.M., Brisbanc.-Thanks for greetings. Will deal with matter soon. . 'Correct soluitions to No. 8665. (Watson) received from Lethe ; Petros [51 (See under Solutions to Problems); Alebaran  (Black should get measured for a pair of spectacles; if his. sight were not defective he woild have noticed that hlii KP was-in the way of B-Q3, or perhaps he is a draughts player, and -inaidvertently :jumped over his own man); H.T.  (A bold and well ...
THE WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 17 January 1914
STHE . WEATHER. Wionsoonal influences continue. active over tihe northern half of the continent, anid again light:tto heavy mranin esconn3,t tionr wiiti thunder stormds, has' fallen in tIhe' ?Northetn Territol , extendinig southwards fromn Darwin to Tennant'ss Creek, and also almost generally in Queensland. In.Queens land some heavy falls occurred, iotaily 400 points at Hughinden, - 380 at , Noinmanton and 281 at Croiydon." A little rain wai re-. cordd 'in the weet, south iid nrobrth of Tasmii'ani'ia The chart shows that.pressurei was.high over mos~t of the southerin half of Austra lia, but a. small depressioni was 'oovering Tasmania.. Hig? tempeiatures were record ed over cMestern Australia on Wedneiday. Yseterday the Weather over Victoria con tinueld ine, with cool to modergte temipera tures, and :N.~. to S.W. inds. : Iri [the city temperatures rianged between -554 deg. and 75. deg.