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THE REWARD OF INDUSTRY AND THRIFT. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
THE REWARD OF INDUSTRY AND THRIFT. . Referring during his recent Western tour to the statement of Mr. Watson that it must be a sine qua non that every man who joined the Labor League must be a Socialist, Mr.. Reid said: — People spoke of capitalists is if they were a class to be hated. It must be remembered that they were really the working men of the past. Capital 'in Australia really represented the labour of those grand men who had transmuted their savings into various forms of property. Trace the history of their farmers, and it would be found that they began life on wages, probably as farm or station hands, were ultimately able to take up a selection, and so from small beginnings acquire the splendid farms seen to-day. Surely those men ought not to be hated and put down. Surely every thing they had won by their industry and thrift ought not to be regarded as' a curse, but as a blessing. There were a large number of small capitalists in Australia. Take, for instance, the savings...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
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THE WOOL TRADE. AUSTRALASIAN WOOL EXPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
THE WOOL TRADE. AUSTRALASIAN WOOL EXPORTS. Following are the wool exports from July i to March 31, 1906, compared with the corresponding period for the previous sea son, compiled by Dalgety and Company, Limited :— State. I 1005-6. | 1904-5. | J^ New SoutlfWalea ? 711,175 S6S.009 148,100 Victoria ? 104,287 358.97.1- 45.2M Queensland ? 81,151 08,689 14,462 South Australia ? 120,84.1 107,899 12,446 West Australia ? 39.8J1 34,839 5,502 Australia ? 1,858,749 1,132,969 225,780 NewZoalaud ? 334,561' 827,414 7,155 Australasia ? 1.003.318 1,46H,,18H 232,93ft Increase to date, 232,935 bales. _^K. _^M. _^M. _^h. .^K. _^M. _^K. _^^ _^fe. .^^
WHERE THE LOST SHEEP WENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
WHERE THE LOST SHEEP WENT. Whilst cleaning' out a well on a farm at Hopefield near Corowa, last week the men employed by Mr. C. L. Lewis had to leave off work owing to the bad smell arising from the bottom. Further in vestigation showed that a large number of sheep had been slaughtered, their skins removed, and, after being put in bags dropped down the well. Mr. Lewis missed sheep during last ploughing sea son, when they were worth £i per head. The matter has, been put in the hands of the local police.
THE LAND. ANSWERS TO INQUIRIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
THE LAND. ANSWERS TO INQUIRIES. - All inquiries from farmers and settlers concerning- subjects relating- to the land forwarded to the General Secretary of the F. and S .Association, 84 Pitt-street, Sydney, will receive special attention, and answers thereto will appear in this column from week to week. Our readers are invited to seek infor mation upon any subject concerning which they may be in doubt, and we shall do our best to supply reliable answers to their questions. J., H. H. (Junee Reefs) asks: — A. is original holder of C.P., and is still resi ding on it. The C.P. is not considered sufficient area. B. was the original hold er of C.P. adjoining A., which was still smaller than A.'s area. B. resided on this C.P. until his death. Under B.'s will C. is entitled to his C.P., and is residing thereon. Has A. any preference over C. , under section 3 of .1903 Act in getting an additional area? The matter will rest entirely with the Land Board for consideration on the evidence submitt...
THE PEEL RIVER ESTATE. WHOLE RESUMPTION ASKED FOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
THE PEEL RIVER ESTATE. WHOLE RESUMPTION ASKED FOR. The Minister for Lands was interview ed by a deputation from the Tamworth Closer Settlement League, who asked that in view of the success of the recent sale of the Peel River Estate subdivi sion, the Government should resume the whole of the balance of the estate, com 7 prising an area of. 225,000 acres. Mr. Ashton said he had asked for a re-: port with regard to the character of the sale and the class of buyers from a closer settlement point of view, and he had ascertained that the actual'' result was much. more favorable than the state ments which appeared in the newspapers would indicate. About one-third of the purchasers ' Were' already landholders, and the balance represented what might be/classed as new settlers. The ques tion of closer settlement had always been viewed by him as one of great 'import- ance, and he was' strongly of opinion that the days of the Peel River Estate, in common with those of many other com panies, we...
MR. G. H. REID ON CLOSER SETTLEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
MR. G. H. REID ON CLOSER SETTLEMENT. Questioned as .to his policy regarding closer settlement, Mr. Reid said that in his opinion there was no more urgent problem in Australia to-day than that of closer settlement. The existence of big estates was blocking the. road to closer settlement, and he was absolutely in favour of their being resumed for this purpose. Those people, had bought these lands under the seal of a demo cratic Crown grant, and had paid for them, and he said that when the State took them back as it ought to do, it should pay them fairly. His reply to Mr. Wat son, who advocated putting on a heavy progressive tax, to burst up the big es tates, was that the Federal Constitution never contemplated any interference by the Federal Parliament in the manage ment of the land question by the States themselves. Each State must work out its own land theories, and if he were- in a State Parliament he would regard the opening up of. big estates for closer set tlement as a far bigge...
CROWN LAND SELECTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
CROWN LAND SELECTION. The following statement shows lands selected under the Crown Lands Acts from January 1 to April 18, 1906: — Acres. Homestead selections ? 13,280 Settlement leases ? 132,443 Conditional purchases .......... 135,220 Conditional leases ? 21 1,351 Conditional purchase leases ? 11,865 . Total ? 504.159 The period includes fifteen Lands Office days, and the applications for original holdings, during the past week, represent 32 new settlers. In addition to the area made available prior to January 1, 1906, an area of 334jQi4 acres has been specially set apart during the above period. Twenty-five applications were received for conditional purchase lease area No. 3, one block, at Grafton.
MILK PAINT. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
MILK PAINT. Some time ago (writes T. Greener in 'Farm and Fireside') I tried the cement milk paint on my greenhouse, both in side and out. I can now report that it has stood the test quite well, and here after, when I have some outbuildings or board fences in- need of painting, I shall do it with the cheap paint, the recipe of wmen 1 give Herewith : — Stir into one gallon of milk about three pounds Portland cement, and add suffic ient Venetian red powder, or any other coloured paint-powder, to impart a good colour. The milk will hold the paint in suspension, but the cement, being very heavy, will sink to the bottom, so that it becomes necessary to keep the mixture well stirred with a paddle. This feature of the need of stirring is the only draw back to the paint, and as its efficiency depends upon administering a good coat ing of cement, it is not safe to leave its application to untrustworthy help. Six hours after painting this paint will be as immovable and unaffected by water as ...
A THOUSAND SHEEP ON A THOUSAND ACRES. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
A THOUSAND SHEEP ON A THOUSAND ACRES. Mr. Dalby, of Port Broughton, South Australia, states that he keeps 1000 sheep on iooo acres of grass, and by using en silage he hoped in future to be able to keep 3000 on the same area. At least once in every five years they could cut a first-class crop of ensilage or hay; in the plain country round Pine they should also be able to make ensilage in proportion of two parts of straw and one to one of green stuff.. On this, he be lieved, a sheep could be kept for id. per week, evciv when they could only cut a ton to the acre. With wool at gid. per lb. this would pay handsomely. He had cut 60 tons of ensilage from 40 acres, and he hoped to do more in future. Four ' pounds of ensilage a day would keep a sheep for a long time. . He reckoned that 100 tons of ensilage would keep 1000 sheep for .nine weeks at a cost of ,£40. He would also advocate the use of pie melons which grew so well in some parts. The melons could be kept and preserved, and the pla...
FARM IMPLEMENTS. BORING PLANTS. AUSTRALIA SHOWS THE WAY. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
FARM IMPLEMENTS. BORING PLANTS. AUSTRALIA SHOWS THE WAV. When giving evidence befdre the Tariff ? Commission the other day, Mr. James R. Thompson, consulting engineer, who had been manager of the Atlas Engineering Company, Limited, for many years, stat ed that his firm commenced the manufac ture of plants for boring artesian wells about the year 1887, and up to the end of 1S96 had turned out about fifteen com plete plants, value about .£1000 each. Vast improvements have been made both in the tools used and in the method of using them, and though the system of drilling originated in America, and is largely practised in Europe and Asia, the credit is due to Australia for most of these developments. As a matter of fact, . the method has been completely revolu tionised, and Australian ideas have now been adopted in other countries.
HOW TO MAKE LIMEWASHES. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
HOW TO MAKE LIMEWASHE8. The following recipes are recommend ed by the Department of Agricultuure for Queensland : — No. i. — 2olbs. lime (unslaked), 3lbs. common salt, }lb. alum. blake the lime with boiling water until the consistency of the wash is similar to thin cream. To increase its antiseptic properties add- £ pint of crude carbolic to each bucketful of wash. No. 2.— To half, a bucket of lime add two handfuls of common salt and two handfuls of tallow, or, ? better -still, soft soap, at the rate of 2lbs. to 30 gallons of wash. ? Slake slowly, stirring all the time. This -quantity will make two bucketsful of wash which possesses the properties of being ? very -adhesive and unaffected by rain., '?--?'- ??'':. ;. ^ .......... No. 3.— Slake lime with water and add sufficient skim milk to 'bring it to the thickness of thin cream. To each gallon add 1 oz. of salt and 2 ozs. brown sugar dissolved in water. ? . ? The germicidal value of No's. 2 and 3 can be increased by the addition of...
"CHILLED" PLOUGH SHARES. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
' CHILLED ' PLOUGH SHARES. Messrs. J. and R. Forgan, of Crystal Brook, South Australia, exhibited a large collection of plough and scarifier shares at the Royal Show, the variety of shapes and sizes being so comprehensive that it would be difficult to name a plough or cultivator that could not be fitted. The chief feature of these sliares is that they are 'self-sharpening,' owing to the fact of the under side only being chilled, and in consequence, the natural wear of the upper surface, being greater than that of the chilled portion, keeps the shares sharp. Messrs. J. and R. Forgan are the largest makers of these goods in the Common wealth, and having had 28 years' experi ence, are in the best position to cater for the wants of farmers in all districts. Any storekeeper can procure them if they in sist on having J. and R. Forgan's shares1.
INVERELL. Resuscitating the Branch.—A Promising Start. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
INVERELL. Resuscitating the Branch. — A Promising Start. An adjourned meeting convened for the purpose of re-forming the branch at In verell was held on Thursday, 12th inst., the following sympathisers with the movement being present: — Messrs. J. Mcllveen, P. O'Sullivan, F. Lewin, F. Hoeppner, J. Ditzell, W. Thompson,. A. J. Gamble, B. C. Besley, N. C. Gibson, J. T. Dale, W. Thomas, J. H. Finn, J. Rampling, R. Hughes, and A. A. James. Mr. Mciiveen was voted to tne cnair, and expressed pleasure at seeing such a good attendance.. He did not think it was necessary to dilate on the .many benefits to be derived . by the. farmers from an association of this kind. They all knew them. . At election time candi dates spoke on many question, of which the farmers were familiar, and yet no thing was done. He (the speaker) did not see why they could not have a man of their own in Parliament, and then get 'what they were justly entitled to. It was by means of an' association of this kind that the...
GUNNEDAH. Annual Meeting.—Election of Officers.—Resolutions for Conference. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
GUNNEDAH. Annual Meeting. — Election of Officers. — Resolutions for Conference. The annual meeting was held on 7th instant, the attendance being small owing to the members being very busy. The chair was taken by Mr. Foote, vice president. ine annual report having been aaop- B| ted, officers for the ensuing year were 1] elected as follows.: — President, Mr. A, m Perrett ; vice-presidents, Messrs. H. ?- If Foote and W. Kruse ; treasurer, Mr. T. if H. Warner ; secretary, Mr. A. McDon- it if aid ; auditors, Messrs. T. B. Roberts and jM VV. Brooker ; committee, Messrs. W. Vf McDonald, F. O'Brien, S. Snape; W. Shaw, W. Brandt, — . Wittenden, arid jjf C. Harding. g Voluminous correspondence was read and dealt with. , j The resolutions from junee relating to supply, freight, and distribution of wire netting were endorsed, but one af firming that the President of the Asso ciation be elected by ballot of members was not entertained. The following resolutions were passed for the consideration ...
WAMBOOTA. A Successful Year. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
WAMBOOTA. A Successful Year. The annual meeting was held at Thyra on April 3rd. Twentysix members an swered the roll-call. ? The annual report was read and ad opted, stating the prospects of the Asso ciation were improving1, having held 0 meetings with average attendance of 15 members ; the membership roll rose from 28 to 56 financial members. : The amount of business increased during the year, and the branch was successful in obtain ing some improvements to roads,' in the enlargement of the Thyra public school, and lining of the Bunaloo school; and had successful communications from the Postmaster-General's Department relative to the erection of a telephone exchange at Wambootoj to be connected with Moama and Echuca. The branch, was represen ted by the president and secretary at the -Annual Conference held. in... Sydney. Two applications for closing^and exchanging roads were protested agjpnst, but failed to prevent the granting ; and an amount of other general business relative to ...
ASHFORD. An Enthusiastic Meeting.—A Splendid Start. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 25 April 1906
ASHFORD. An Enthusiastic Meeting.— A Splendid Start. About sixty persons attended the meet ing at Ashford on the 7th instant for the purpose of electing officers for the branch newly formed there. The following members were elected: —President, Mr. D. Sinclair; vicepresi dents, Messrs. P; Halloran and G. Lang worthy ; hon. secretary, Mr. E. H. Arm strong. It was decided that the committee con sist of the whole of the members, seven to form a quorum ; also, that the fee for membership be 5s. per annum, and that the regular monthly meeting be held on Saturday before the full moon. As a matter of urgency it was resolv ( ed that the secretary write the District Inspector of. Schools calling attention to the inadequate accommodation at the school-room, and asking that it be en larged by an additional twenty feet. Mr. R. J. Higgins, of Westholme, de livered a vigorous practical address at the opening of the meeting. He said he was proud at seeing so many of his fellow workers present to s...