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Giant Egg. [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
Giant Eggr. What the poultry expert (Mr. J» Beard) described as being the biggest hen's egg that he had ever seen was taken to the De- partment of Agriculture this week, says Saturday's "Daily Mail". It was produced by a black Minorca hen, the property of Miss Paxton, of Kelvin Grove. The egg weighed 69 oz., and measured 9lin. by 8|in. The hen was fifteen months old, and had previously laid an egg weighing 4oz. It did not lay again after producing this mam- moth egg, and died nine days later. The egg when opened at the Agric tural Department in the presence of Mr. J. Beard and the owner of the hird, was found to contain an ordinary full-sized egg, perfectly shelled. The space between the outside shell of the big egg and the shell of the inner egg was filled wiith albu- men, but no yolk, while the ordinary sized egg contained all yolk, but no albumen.
Commmercial. ENOGGERA FAT STOCK SALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
Commmercial. : o : ENOGGERA FAT STOCK SALES. The Australian Estates report as fol- lows on Wednesday's Enoggera sales :-> Sheep-'5340 penned. At opening of sale best wether mutton was worth Sid, but improved as sales progressed to 6d, and continued at this rate till near the finish when sales again "hardened to 63d, closing vex'y firm. Cattle-1680 yai'ded, compx'is ing n better quality yarding than last week. Market generally about the same.' Px-im bullock beef brought 16/-'to 20/ and pi'ime cow beef 14/- to 16/- per 100 lbs. Odd pens were higher.
SYDNEY WOOL SALES. [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
SYDNEY WOOL SALES. Messrs Winchcombe Carson telegraphed yesterday :-Sydney wool sales closed with prices at highest level of the week. Comptitlon was most animated and general for all fleece wools, both merino and cross- bred. Prices, if anything, showing a trend in owners' favour. All skirting in keen demand at Very firm figures. PERSONEL
Natural Increase. STOCK TAXATION MATTER. NEW COMMONWEALTH BASIS. MELBOURNE, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
Natural Increase. -: o : STOCK TAXATION MATTER. *? NEW COMMONWEALTH BASIS. MELBOURNE, Friday. The Commonwealth Government has de- cided that in future a new standard shall operate for the natural increase in stock; in all States as follows :-Sheep maximum value 10/-, minimum 2/C ; cattle, 40/ and 16/- ; horses, 60/- and 15/- ; pigs, 10/- and 2/6. Stockbreeders are to se- lect values betwen these limits which must be adhered to in all future years for taxa- tion purposes. The new rates will affect incomes for the year ended June, 1922. Previously the rates fixed by the Taxation Department were different for each State.
Commonwealth Loan. £40,000,000 TO BE ASKED FOR. DETAILS SHORTLY TO BE ANNOUNCED. MELBOURNE, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
m Commonwealth Loan. m I £40,000,000 TO BE ASKED FOR. k DETAILS SHORTLY TO BE ANNOUNCED. MELBOURNE, Thursday. ^B It is probable that in the course of the ^Hk next few days the Commonwealth Treas ^^K urer (Mr. Page) will announce the terms ^^^L of a big loan which is being prepared for ^^F launching. The amount to beasked"" for ^^B will be about forty millions, most of ?^ which being required to meet the Seventh m War Loan of £44,000,000 raised in 1918 m and falling due before the end of this year. ? ,, The rate of interest Is nj»t yet known but K ' it is stated will certain^ not be over 5 W per cent. The period of&lt;"the loan will be for 25 years.
Irish Rebels. THE LONDON PLOTS. PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TAKEN. LONDON, March 21. [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
Irish Rebels. -: o : THE LONDON PLOTS. k_ PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TAKEN. LONDON, March 21. Precautions «are being taken to guard against an incendiarism campaign in Lon- don threatened by the Irish extremist, and guards have been placed in the power stations, gas works, and other vulnerable points., -During the round up of Irish Republi- cans last week plans were found showing positions of power stations, timber yards, and factories, and also an announcement from the Rebel headquarters in Ireland urging supporters in London to commence operations.
State Elections. DATES ANNOUNCED. POLLING DAY, MAY 12. BRISBANE, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
State Elections. -: o : DATES ANNOUNCED. POLLING DAY, MAY 12. BRISBANE, Thursday. The Attorney-General has anounced the folowing dates in connection with the State election: Dissolution of Parliament, April. Issue of writs, April 13th. Nomination day, April 20th. Polling day, Saturday, May 12th. COUNTRY PARTY DECISION. NO AMALGAMATION. BRISBANE, Friday. A meeting of the Country Party unan- imously decided there' could be no amal- gamation with the Nationalists or the United Party, but that the Party's previous decision in favour of amicable working arrangements being entered into with the other anti-socialist bodies should be ad- hered to. A special committee was ap- pointed to facilitate such arrangements.
Government Commissioner on Prohibition. AN INVEST-GATTON OF AMERICAN LAWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
4 Government Commis \ sioner on Prohibition. -: o : -= .' AX INVEST-GATTON OP AMERICAN" IiAWS. Mr. R. w. Bowey, of South Australia, who was an honorary commissioner ©f the South Australian Government to enquire into the Prohibition Laws of the United . States (writes a correspondent), has sub- mitted his report which covers the history and development of Prohibition in the United States. He stresses the fact that the enactment of a constitutional amendment and an enforcement code was the orderly culmination of a movement that was started many years ago. His report states ^ that the late wet centers such as New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Chicago are still as wet as they dare be, but even in these cities there has been a remarkable reduction of crime, drunkedness and pov- erty. One of the greatest benefits of Prohibi- tion," he continues, "has been its effect upon ^ the health of the people. The dath-rate in Çhe United States has fallen in the last vthree years from 14.2 to...
Correspondence. RIVER WATER AND FIRE SUPPLY. (To the Editor Longreach "Leader"). [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
Correspondence. :íó RIVER WATER AND FIRE SUPPLY. (To the Editor Longreach "Leader"). Sir,-Once again I; have to ask for your valuable space, re my letter of 5th inst and Mr. Alex Gavin in reply. ¡'Ratepayer" knows , that, an electrical engineer was employed to install th eelectric power and lighting system of Longreach, and needless to say this gentleman would not carry his circuit over eight miles of wire and then to the hospitals, a man with' one ounce of common sense knows well this is not the case and there is no need for anyone to go and look, the distance from the power station to the hospitals Is about one mile, current route, and "therefore does not effect my question. . No, Mr. Gavin, I did not stop to think but took a trip to the other side and during this trip had my ej*es ;ppen and could see ' that in most cases, the powor station was as near to centre of area supplied by elec trictly, so that the circuit would not be the : length of the area supplied by them. The Melbou...
LATEST BY WIRE. The Dooley Dispute. CRISIS EXPECTED TO-DAY. EXPULSIONS THREATENED. SYDNEY, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
J LATEST BY WIRE. The Dooley Dispute* 4 CRISIS EXPECTED TO-DAY. 1 EXPULSIONS THREATENED. SYDNEY, Thursday. It is expected that on Friday a crisis will be reached in the dispute between the executive of the A.L.P. and the Dooley section of the Parltary Labour Party. The )h executive has threatened to expelí all ^Parliamentary members who refuse to ff&recognise Mr. McGirr as Leader, and the !$|Dooley section is expected to put up a « /^strong fight. The outcome is awaited with ?JMthe greatest of. interest. '/5Ú »I DESPISE YOUR METHODS." RECOGNITION OF EXECUTIVE REFUSED. ^ SYDNEY, Friday. At a meeing of the Parliamentary La- bour Party a resolution was carried defy- ing the executive and refusing to recoge nise its instructions to accept Mr. Mc i Girr as leader. McGirr and his supporters Í: were not present. Senator Gardiner, who ¿-was associated with Dooley in his appeal £? to the unions for cleansing the Labour franks, in reply to a Labour Party demand y^hat he should submit ...
Longreach Leader FRIDAY. MARCH 23, 1923. Local and General. Next Week's "Leader." [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
IPöttgrsadj ICgaîtër mSmSSSSSSSSiSSSSSmmmmmmm^ÊÊÊÊ^^mmÊmmmKmÊmmÊÊiÊma» FRIDAY. MARCH 28, 1923. Local and General. -: o : Next Week's "Leader.'* Owing to the fact ,tlmt next Friday is Good Friday the "Lead- er" will be published a day earlier, thus next week's issue will be printed on March 29th. The attention of our readers, ad- vertisers, and contributors is specially called to ? this arrange- ment. No advertisements will be received after 10 a.m. on Thurs- day. River Picnic. The Longreach Town Band are holding their annual picnic at the River on Easter Monday. Arrangements are being made for cheap motor fares to and from Pic- nic Point, tind motor boat excursions up the River in the Council Boat. The Band will play at intervals during the day, and with swimming and foot running events the day should be one that will long be remembered. It is to be hoped the pub- lic will help to pay off for the new instru- ments just purchased. Post Office Easter Arrangements. The local postmaster...
Death By a Pin Prick. [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
Death By a Pin Prick. Dr. Henri M. Leon, lecturing at the Lon- don College of Physiology (says the London "Dally Telegraph"), said women required less sleep than men, and slept more lightly. A woman had been known to sleep through a heavy cannonade, and then waken at the first faint cry of a child. Whereas out of every 100 males, 42 spoke in their sleep, only 35 per cent of females did so. Of the 42 males, however, only 5 per cent would answer a question put them in sleep, while 10 per cent of women sleep-talkers would give a connected answer to a question put to them. Many theories had been pro- pounded as to the modus operand! of sleep, but no one had yet solved the question be- yond doubt. His own theory was that the secret might lie in the spinal column. There was a joint in the brain which, if it were but. pricked with a pin, a man or woman would die. It was feasible that when this last point of the brain rested, that was the moment of actual sleep.
REPUTATION Built up by years of consistent service [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
REPUTATION Built up by yean of consistent service To-day Morse's Indian Boot Pilli ?tand higher in public estimation than over before, aad have the reputation of being second to non«. This is a big thing to say .of a small pill, but it nsvortholcss a fact, and the reason for it is bocauso the public know by long esporienc* that these pills always can bi? roliod upon, which is contrary to the capo of moat medicines that are popa îtr for a ti:no and then forgotten. The d?uiaa&lt;l for Dr. Morse's Indian Boot W.li is steadily increasing, and the sr.'.c3 in tito Commonwealth aovr ex- es:.Í a ton per month. No amount of advertising could sustain such' a de maud r.nlcrs tho article possessed the qualities claimed. . exaggerated claims arc not made for Dr. Morse's Indian Hoot Pills, the object of the proprie- tors all tho time being to present them to tho public as att ovoryday household medicine. For a quarter of a century Or. Morse 's Indian Boot Pills have been in us« ia this co...
SMOKE CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — The Longreach Leader — 23 March 1923
SMOKE CONCERT.. Mr. R. L. Peterson presided at a smoke concert given in honour of the Hartigan cricket tourers on Wednesday night. Mr. Hartigan ^gave an illustrated lantern lec- ture on cricket strokes, and a short toast was honoured. Mr. Glasson was pre- sented by the visitors with a set of pipes as a token of their appreciation of his ser- vices during their visit. Various artists contributed to a pleasant programme, and et une interesting speeches were made. Près sure on our space forbids a full report. The visitors left for Blackall on Thurs- day morning. So far as we can ascertain at present the total proceeds from the four days' cricket amounted to about £95. *- Our Brisbane, correspondent wired yes- terday that Mr. J. T. Bird, a member of .the "Hansard" staff and Secretary of Public Works Commission, died on Wed . nesday. The deceased, who was born at Rockhampton, was about CO years of age