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The Hobart Election. RESULT OF THE POLL. MR W. B. PROPSTING ELECTED. Hobart, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
The Hobart Election. , RESULT OF THE- POLL. . MR W. B. PROPSTING ELECTED: - ' - ' ' ? \ Hobart, Thursday. ,' ' *' The election of a member of the House of Assembly in the place of Sir Philip Fysh, who resigned in consequence ' of having accepted the office of Agent General, was held to-d»y. There were five candidates for tbe seat, and, aB was ' ^ expected, the poll resulted in the election '\. of Mr W. B. Propsting, 'who for many , f).' years has taken a deep interest in public -?'- ,x - matters. The other candidates, who oc cupied positions on the poll in the order named, were Messrs B. C. Patterson,' J: Paton, F. B. Rattle, and Colonel W. H. J^ St. Hill. i^***
THE North Western Advocate. Published every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Morning. FAIR AND IMPARTIAL. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1899. IMPERIAL POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
THE $«tlt Instant ^ibttttt* - Published etcjy Monday, Wediuxiay, anil Friday Morning. FAIR AND niPAETIAL. '? ? 'til;' ??' ' FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1899. 'IMPERIAL POLITICS. Day by day we are afforded convincing illustrations of the -changed order i of llationajj»litics^an.d thetnnswerving de^ termination of the British public not to permit' party feeling to in any way inter fere with Imperial policy and adminis tration. In 'the course of * a recent speech the Marquis of Salisbury said, ' Nothing is better for a strong party than a strong Opposition. It maintains the spirit of proportion, and enables the Government fully to understand, even in the 'heat of great excitement, that there are more important things than the muzzling of. puppy, dogs.' There is a ring of satire in these1 words that is understood more clearly in the light of some of the subjects upon which Aus tralian Parliaments have attempted to legislate — subjects quite within the category indicated by the Imperial Prime ....
Shipping. DEVONPORT. ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
Shipping. DSVVXPORV. AKIUVED. February 14 — Australia, ss, 459 tons W. J. Rogers, from Launceston. February 14— Kawatiri, sa, 453 tons, A. F. Anthony, from Melbourne. February 15— Thistle, sb, 49 tons, J. Reid, from Launceston. February 15— Penguin, ss, 824 tons, H. A. Morrisby, from Hobart. February 15— Star, ss, 76 tons, J. S. Chapman, from King Island. Feb. 16— Glaucus, ss, 1,284 tons, R. W. Prideaux, from Melbourne. Feb. 16^-Tekapo, 2,439 tons, H. Sams, from Sydney. SAILED. February 14— Orowaiti, ss, 458 tons, J. M'Nair, for Strahan. February 14— Australia, bs,' 459 tons, W. J. Rogers, for Strahan. February 15— Dorset, bs, 106 tons, W. ' Holyman, jun.T,~fbTLaunceston. February 15— Kawatiri, ss, 453 tons, A. F. Anthony, for Strahan. , February 15— Thistle, bs, 49 tons, J. Reid, for Wynyard. February- 15— Amy, bs, 76 tons, J. Brown, for Stajley. ; February 15— Penguin, sb, 824 tons, H. 'A. Morrisby, for Melbourne. Pas sengers :— Saloon— Mrs M'Keam, Misses Bond, Hanson, Cpnlan ; Re...
NEWSTEAD STOCK SALES. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
NEWSTEAD STOCK SALES. MeBsrs W. T. Bell and Co., Limited, re port : Kewetead yards on Tuesday were fully supplied with fat stock of all descrip tions. Prime lambs sold well with good competition. Mutton sold at last week's prices. Prime beef was a shade better, with brisk competition. A feature in the sale was the importations of pigs and store crossbred ewes. Buyers went with spirit, making prices highly satisfactory. We sold : Two pens crossbreds, from Straits Islands, at 14/9 to 11/3 ; pen ditto, come backs, 11/6 ; pen Merinos, ditto, 9/3 ; 8 pens crossbreds, J. R. Blyth, at 14/9, 12/6, and 11/3 ; 3 pens lambs, Exton, 11/, 9/9, 9/6 ; 2 pens ditto, Mr Lee, 8/9, and 8/6; 2 pens Merino wethers, Mr Foster, 9/ ; 2 pens Iambs, Dunedin, 11/9 and 11/6 ; 5 pens crossbreds, 12/, 11/9, and 11/6; pen ditto, owner, 12/ ; pen lambs, ditto, 8/8; pen crossbreds, Mr Faulkner, 11/ ; 2 pens lambs, ditto, 13/6 and 10/6 ; pen ditto, Mr Adams, 13/3 and 13/; pen lambs, Mr Skipper, 10/; pen ewes, 11/9; ...
For the Farmers. THE CATERPILLAR PLAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
For the Farmers. : . THE CATERPILLAR PLAGUE.-; - ? ; In reference to the plague of caterpillars now attacking the ' crops and grass, an Orbost correspondent i- pf thi',' Austra- lasian ' mentions a plan which he tried many years a»o when fanning on ''the Pentland ??Hills. In order to -save on oat crop he ploughed a furrow 5in deep around the paddock, and placed a quantity of freshly-burned lime, at 'the rato of-bout lib. to the foot, in the trench. The lime had previously been Blacked, bu^' ? was hot. Nest morning, he says, there '? were cartloads of dead caterpillars, 'and- ' , the crop was saved; while in. another' '' field that was not protected fully -one- :J_ half the crop was lost.
THE DROUGHT IN NEW SOUTH WALES. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
THE DROUGHT IN NEW SOUTH WALES. Progress stock returns furnished by the New South Wales Stock Department rive the total number of horses in the colony i on, 'January liast at- 462,070; against f 466,813 on the same date in-1898, a de- ? crease of 14,743 ; cattle, 1,892,316, against t 1,966,729, decrease 74,413 ; sheep, -' 41,099,038, against 43,952,897, decrease r 2,853,859. The losses are principally,from , drought, which have been severest in the ; central and -western divisions. Owing to , the scarcity of stock through the severity ; of tho season the- Svdnev Meat Prcserv- ; ing Company's works 'at Ayburn will, in all probability, be closed down at ah early date. This will mean throwing out of employment 420 men. -'The drought in the Narrabri district continues unabated. At Millie the settlers havo been without fresh beef and mutton for weeks. Storekeepers have closed their shops until the rain sets in, and people are leaving the place- as fast as they can. Dairy formers in the s...
HOG CHOLERA. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
' HOG CHOLERA; . . - Hog cholera attacks animals of all ages, but at times older hogs seem to be able to withstand . the disease better than young pigs. ? ; The cause of hog cholera , is the in troduction into the body, through some avenue,- of the specific germ of the:disease, which isknownasthehogcholerabacc'Tus. ; These gennB, like all minute forms of life, may be carried about in many ways. The time elapsing after the nnimalB are exposed to the germs, before the disease manifests itself, vanes from four or five days to three or four weeks. The srmDtoins are some what variable. In some cases it takes a very aeute form, the animals living only a day or bo ; while at other times it may run a lingering course of three or four weeks. In some outbreaks quite a large percentage of the cases will recover ; while, at other times nearly every animal affected rwi'l die. Generally the first symptom noticed is that the animal refuses his feed. There is apparent weakness of the hind legs, ach...
SHEFFIELD STOCK SALE. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
SHEFFIELD STOCK SALE. Mr Geo. Atkinson held his monthly stock sale at Sheffield on Tuesday. It was only fairly attended, no doubt owing to farmers; being very busy with the harvest. There! was not a large yarding. Sheep sold well. Several pairs of bul locks were also sold. A few. pigs were penned and all sold brought good prices. Sales : — Sow and Buckers, £3/11/ ; 2 young boars, 20/ each; lboar, 36/; 30 cross bred ewes, 12/6 ; 30 crossbred lambs, 10/ ; 20 do, 10/6 ; 5 small cows, £20 lot ; 2 steers, £5 each; 4 two yr olds, 50/ each; 5 mixed, £2 ; store cows, to £4/7/; 4 bullocks, £26/10/ lot ; 4 do, £40 lot ; pair do, £17; 1,000 5ft palings, 7/; fowls and sundries at good rates.
LATROBE STOCK SALE. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
LATROBE- STOCK SALE. Mr Geo. Atkinson held his fortnightly sale at Latrobe on Wednesday. Sales were :— 25 shorn lambs, 10/ ; 25 do, 10/ ; 20 ' cross-bred ewes, 1 12/6 ; 36 do, aged, 11/; 37 mixed lambs; 'io/;1- 40 Merino ewes, 6/9 ; 5 fat cows, £5/5/ each ; 2 do, £5/3/6; 3 young steers, £3/12/6; 5 do, £3/18/ each; store cows, 37/6 ; 4 bullocks, £40 lot ; 4 do, £32 ; single bullocks, £6/7/6, £6/15/, £9/10/ ; springers, £5/5/ ^ draught horse, £26; bay hack, £12/2/6; aged do, s£5/19/6 ; sundries at good rates. A lot of stock advertised did not come forward, owing to harvesting operations throughout the district. ; , ' ;
LAUNCESTON PRODUCE MARKET. Launceston, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
LAUNOESTON PROCUCE MARKET. Launceston, Thursday. In the produce market fur business has been done during the week. Millers are so full up with wheat that they are ? only buying in very small quantities, and one city miller is reported not to be buying at present. Consequently 2/8 is the best price in the country and 2/4 in_ the city. Some farmers do not intend to thresh wheat at present, and are stacking it. In some places yields have gone up to 50 .bushels to the acre, but the average is about 25 to 40 bushels. . A consignment of over 800 sacks of oats was sent to Syd ney this week, the price paid being 1/4 to 1/6J but the latter figure was for a really prime sample. The present price for Algerian is 1/4. Potatoes have sustained a fall, and now the best price is 6/ per bag, or £3/10/ to £3/15/ perton. Butter is un changed, and prices are very firm. Tomatoes, owing to the hot weather are coming in very fast, and are selling from 2/6 to 4/ per case.. Other lines are un changed. , ? ....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
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THE SYDNEY PRODUCE MARKET. OUR SPECIAL REPORT. POTATOES SELLING AT £4/10/. NEXT WEEK'S DELIVERIES A £5 MARKET EXPECTED. Sydney, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
THE SYDNEY PRODUCE MARKET. OUR SPECIAL REPORT. POTATOES SELLING AT £4/10/. NEXT WEEK'S DELIVERIES A £5 MARKET EXPECTED. Sydney, Wednesday. Deliveries in all kinds of produce were light at the Redfern railway station to day. On the wharves the draw on pota toes was steady at £4/10/ and downwards to £4. The market is very sensitive, and Bhould orders arrive from the north in any quantity, prices will improve. Other wise they will gradually decline. An auction sale was held at Sussex street to-day, j when 9,000 bags of chaff were sold, j le bulk at 2/8 to 8/1 per cwt. Onions are plentiful at £4/5/. There is no change to report in other lines. Turnips are worth 35/ per ton, and there is an en quiry for blue and grey peas, the market being bare. Straw is wanted at £1/10/. \ ? \ - Sydney, Thursday.' Trade in Sussex-street was very dull to-day, with the^ exception of lucerne hay and potatoes! All other lines were in buyers' favor. The wharves are practically clear of potatoes, nnd to-day's...
EMU BAY PRODUCE MARKET. Burnie, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
EMU BAY PRODUCE MARKET. , - Bumie, Thursday. Notwithstanding the decline in the Syd ney potato market, growers have not been much inclined to operate this week, and consequently the bulk of arrivals were booked on producers' account, the offer of £3 yesterday and up to £3/5/ to-day being insufficient to attract sellers. The ss Glan cus, which sailed at an early hour this morning for Sydney via Devonport, took away 940 bags potatoes from Stanley and 607 bags from Burnie. The ss Tekapo this afternoon shipped 410 bags potatoes at this port. Adding to those figures the Stanley consignment by the Tekapo, it will be found that a total of considerably over 2,000 bags has gone from this part of the coast for next week's delivery in Syd ney. Other lines were without material alteration to-day.
East Wellington Board of Agriculture. MEETING AT SOMERSET. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
East Wellington Board of Agriculture. MEETING AT SOMERSET. . A meeting of the East 'Wellington Branch Board of Agriculture was held at \ the Drill Hall, Somerset, on Saturday af ternoon. -Present':— Messrs Edward Coo per (chairman), C. Gilmour, A. Monning ton, 0. J. Mackenzie, M.H.A., Robt. Rutherford, sen, W. H. Oldaker, T. Freer. F. Hyland, H. B. Kilburn', Captain Lewis, and the hon. secretary (Mr Richard Hol der). RabbitB as a Pest.— Mr Gilmour con stantly, keeps this matter before, the Board, 'and with' reference to it Mr Mdn nington, member of the Council of Agri ' culture, stated that the matter of advising legislation prohibiting persons from keep ing rabbits as pets was before the Council. Great difference of opinion existed, and the Chief Inspector had promised to write to the Board, giving his own views in re gard to the matter: It was mentioned that rabbits are occasionally to be seen at large in the Com district, and that after a scrub fire two dead bodies of same were: ...
To the West Coast THE OVERLAND JOURNEY. No. 3. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 17 February 1899
Wtlie West Coast, THE OVERLAND JOURNEY. (BYC.B.M.F.) No. 8. After spending an hour or two at , Pie- man Started' to walk to Rosebery, a dis tance 6f 'fiWiriiles, to 'which111 place there are two tracks; tod by chance I took what was' described a8 the :8hbfter,cleanor 'and best track, and although I havo not there forp seen,' the other track I should advise pc destrianB to take thelonger.-dirtierand worst ' track, for the one I travelled on . is not up to^much; being fqr. amilo or two as steep as' the' side of Koiihd Hill. Rosebery is a decent little village with two hotels,' Bhops, butcher's, baker's, etc., jmd'will. very soon bo the terminus of-the Emu BttyvBailwayV at least f or d time, for it appears to mo ^that no matter how expeditiously the c'dmpany may. push on to Zeehan/ '.this point cannot bo 'reached under two 'years from now. '-' Jlinffig mat ters are. pretty qniet; at Rosebery, owing to the principal mine, the 'Tasmanion Copper', '' b'e?ng' 'shtlt- down awaitang the resu...