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WHO SHOULD HAVE S.P. BLOCKS? [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
WHO SHOULD HAVE S.P. BLOCKS Mitor, " The Land.-It is a good tiling tliat. those interested with the j>rogress of settlement has a paper through whose columns remedies may be suggested where very plain faults exist. The daily paper,, and particu larly the " Herald," can rarely see its way to devote an inch of space to a genuine complaint, unless it is made by one of our many useless Parlia mentarians, who have edged their way from obscurity, and will shortly fall back into their accustomed places. I happened to be, one of those who ap plied for a block of the Crowther Estate, and was not lucky enough to draw a winning marble, .so that my complaint is not personal. I did not draw second nor third, hut those who drew aSTos. 3 and 18 blocks have good cause for complaint. The for mer was allotted to a man who gave evidence to the effect ;that lie could secure up to £10,000 from his father, and the parent was there to support this statement. The man who secured" block jSTO. IS had sold...
AUSTRALIAN WOOL AND BRADFORD "BEARS." [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
AUSTRALIAN WOOL AND BR AD FORD '. BEARS." "Mr. Elliott . J. Carter writes: " The end of the present series of the 1910-11 season's sales is quickly ap proaching, and the great question that . appeals to the grower is what has the future in store ? If the growers are . to sit down and quietly suffer tne tactics of Bradfoi'd ' bears' next year, then the outlook is gloomy indeed, and the question arises, Is wool worth groAVing 1 The many frivolous ex cuses put forward by brokers cannot obscure the fact that good, clean, ; well-grown wool is not fetching its value'in the Sydney markets, and . consequently manufacturers are reap ing a rich harvest at the expense of ???growers,' vide the quotations of tops in Bradforu after the collapse of the January sales in this State. It is littte wonder that Bradford men were happy 011 that occasion, and it ;is a , fact that prior to tlie issue of the farmers and settlers' organ, 'The Land/ 'the true situation does not seem/ to »liave . been . reveal...
Association Doings Organisation of the Dairymen. THE ADVANTAGE OF SOLIDARITY. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
Association Doings = Js Organisation of the Dairymen. 4 THE ADVANTAGE OF SOLIDARITY. Pursuant to the arrangement made at the recent meeting of dairy farm ers in Illawarra, the General Secre tary of the Farmers and" Settlers' As sociation, has written to Mr. Hugh Golley, of Jamberoo, secretary to the Illawarra committee, in the follow ing terms: "I am in receipt of yours of the 9th instant, and I carefully note contents. "I am forwarding you, as request ed, a dozen copies of our articles of association, which I would be glad to have brought under the . attention ot your committee. "Our articles are fairly comprehen sive, and are provided to meet every contingency that is likely to arise.,by *' Avliicli; as' an association, we .would be required to protect the rights and interests of settlers. "You will note, as an incorporated society, the obligation of members. as set out in clause 8 on page 6, by which, after payment of the annual subscription, the liability of members shall not ex...
A FIGHTING FUND. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
A FIGHTING FUND. Editor. " The Land."--In your issue of the 3rd instant I notice a short paragraph in which -you mention Mr . J. (J.' Watson smiling a broad smile re his daily paper scheme, and the means raised to finance it-25,000 last year by the A.YV.U. and £IS,000 promised by other unions. No won der he smiles ! It also makes me smile-an old boy over 70, who was one of the pioneers in the early days of, the first movements in liiverina re the formation of unions among the (as we were then known) free selectors to protect our rights ov wroiigs as against the men with the cash behind them, and Watson's smile reminds ;me of the countless number of times I inwardly cursed the folly, meanness, impecuniosity call it what you like-of the majority of my brother workers who could not be brought to take a broad view of the financial problem to keep on put ting up a fighting fund so as to en able us to bring influence in' the shape of cash to bear in carrying our ideas to a successful conc...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
W. JNO. BAKER, Cutler, 3 HUNTER STREET,SYDNEY Illustrated \ Catalogue Post Free. I il( 6/6 / ' complete ; postage 9d. RABBIT £, SKINS For HIGH PRICES and QUICK RETURNS send to WINCHCOMBB, CABSOH, LIMITED Sydney's Successful Skin Salesmen Weekly Market Report, Labels, etc.,Posted Free on Application. Head Offices BRIDGE STREET, SYDNEY. When you want to Sell -^ GRAIN, STATION PRODUCE, W FAT STOCK or STORE STOCK REMEMBER-Good Prices are Obtained by New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co. Ltd. SYDNEY .Expert Supervision. Full Value
General Produce. RAILWAY YARDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
General Produce. RAILWAY YARDS. For several days potatoes had been on the down grade at the railway auc tion sales, but yesterda'y they .were a shade firmer, prime ranging from 4/0 to 5/!), and one special lot of local red skins reaching 5/11. Inferior sold from 2/ per cwt. upwards. Maize was also slightly .firmer, choice sell ing up to 2/fi1/o, other qualities from 2/3 to 2/5Va- Prime wheaten cliaflV is sold at 3/3 to 4/3, while choice, which is very scarce, is worth 4/G to 4/7. Oaten chaff is worth 3/1) to 4/ for choice, which is scarce; prime, 3/3 to 3/8. Inferior chaff, both wheat en and oaten, moves off slowly at from 2/(5 upwards. Oats are selling ?well; local whites in good demand at 2/7, and Algerians at 2/2 to 2/4; in ferior from 1/10 upwards. Lucerne hay, prime dry and green, in small bales, brought 3/!) to 4/(5, medium quality. 2/9 to 3/(5, inferior from 2/. Oaten hay is very scarce, and in good demand at 4/(5 for choice, and prime at 4/ to 4/3. There is a ready sale for ...
Another Park for Parramatta. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
Another Park for Parramatta. A letter was before tlie last meet ing-of the Parramatta Council from the Lands Department, stating that an area of la. 2r. and 3 p. within the town of Parramatta (the old" "Police Paddock") was dedicated for public recreation, and the control of same now devolved on the council. The letter was received with thanks.
Borrowing from Anotner Fund. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
Borrowing from Anotner Fund. We learn that at last meeting of the Inverell Council, after discussing tlie matter of £252 10s., wliicli had been taken from the general fund-'to pay preliminary expenses in connec tion with the electric lighting scheme, it transpired that the general fund was now' alnfost exhausted. A mo sum be borrowed from the lighting account, and handed to the general fund account." As doubt seemed to exist in -.the."minds of some of the" aldermen as to the legalit.y of such a proceeding, an amendment was car ried to refer the matter to the fin ance committee, in order to ascer tain whether it could be adjusted. The matter appears to be simple enough. Ord. No. 54, clause 2, sets out that the council may cause plans, reports, etc., to be prepared for sup ply of electricity, and may charge all such preliminary expenses to the general fund, and may afterwards transfer such expenses to the electric light fund, if a special or local fund be established therefor. It is a...
QUIRINDI ANNUAL HORSE SALE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
OUIRINDI ANNUAL HORSE SALE. William Cadell reports 'having held his horse, sale, as advertised on March 8, when 187 head were put through the yards. There was a'fair m.uster of buyers, and competition' was keen for.draughts ...arid,. good sound;; light horses.. .Horses disposed of were 101 head,. at an', average of * £17/8/? per liead. .rprauglits gold from £20 to £40 per hefjd,van$ Jprie;'fine..'pair qf geld ings,1 a/c*. realised £80. tiight horses sold from £ 10 to £25, Avitli inferior sorts lower. Sales were:-A/c 1'ngall Bros., 15 head of draughts and light horses, averaged .£23 per' head; 'A/c J. C.iManclvee, ,10, j light horsesj->-by Kenrowe, 'averaged ' £17/10; A/c W. W. Higgins, 14, light horses . averaged, £12; A/c B. Per- ;. kins, 9 draught and light horses ave raged, £19/1/0:
An Appreciation. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
An 'Appreciation. It is not often that a council #ets .thanked for their attention, but the Parramatta Council at last meeting received a letter from the Parra matta and District Progress Associa tion, thanking them for the cour teous manner in which representa tions from the Association had been received in the past by the council. The Mayor remarked that it .?was quite refreshing to obtain a little ap preciation sometimes.
A Town Clerk Speaks His Mind. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
A Town Clerk Speaks His Mind. , At last meeting of the Picton Coun cil, the following letter was read from Mr. C. J. Palmer, Town Clerk:-"Be fore leaving the service of the coun cil, I desire, in the interests of the honourable profession to which I be long, to record, at the earliest op portunity, my strongest protest against a statement made in public, in the council chambers, on Monday, 6tli instant, by his Worship the Mayor (Aid. J. W. McQuiggin). The Government Examiner of Accounts (Mr. J. Davis) who, with others, was present, had repeatedly drawn the Mayor's attention to the filthy state of the Council Chambers, and at last the Mayor said, inter alia, that "it Avas the Town Clerk's duty to keep them clean." I at once indignantly protested against such a ridiculous and extraordinary claim, and said that I was certain that there was not a town clerk in the fetate who would admit it for one moment. The Mayor replied, that 'he would take good care that, the .next town clerk would ...
Aldermanic Elections. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
Aldermanic Elections; A recent election was held in Cam den Municipality to fill five extra- ' ordinary vacancies caused by the 2-e- , signation of some of the aldermen , on the "ouster" proceedings being taken against the Mayor. The result was that the whole of those who re signed were returned unopposed, which was in effect a general endorse ment of the ratepayers, showing that their action was upheld.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
Important Preliminary Advertisement. SPLENDID DAIRYING, AGRICULTUBAL and SUGAR LAND BIGHT OM THE RAILWAY LIME. The well-known "COOROOMAN ESTATE" will be ofl'erea by Public Auction on the 25tli March next. -4.UK TERMS.-One-fifth cash, balance extending over 10 years, with 5 per CGntIntending purchasers can write or call on the NEW ZEALAND LOAN also if required, show intending Purwlio will supply all particulars, and & M.A. CO., LTD., ROCKHAMPTON, chasers over the Estate. Write or wire for particulars and lithographs. Also all Classes of Properties. Write or wire for full particulars. New Zealand Loan & Mercantile Agency Company Limited ROCKHAMPTON :: Central Queensland Local Government Examinations for Shire and Town Clerks. T. GLASSOP, . The only r&lt;.G. Expert who Conches Candi dates for Exams, either personally or by post. Classes Day or Evening:. Splendid results. All of my pupils at last Exam, parsed but one. Terms moderate. Address: 8 Bridge-street, Syd...
Action Against Aldermen. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
Action Against Aldermen. The P.P. Board at Coonamble lias summoned the local aldermen for fail ing to destroy rabbits on the com mon. At last meeting of the coun cil it was resolved to defend the action, and also to draw the atten tion of the Board to the fact that the Balagula land adjoining the com mon was teeming with rabbits, and no action had been taken by the board.
A Municipal Quarry. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
A Municipal Quarry. Some little time back Temora Council desired to purchase a block of land, four acres in extent for a quarry site, at a subdivision sale by auction, and authorised Aid. Nixon to purchase it at 110 higher price than £20 per acre. At "the sale the land realised higher prices than had been Anticipated, and Aid; Nixon purchased the land, acting on his own respon sibility, at £24 .per acre. As this was contrary to a resolution passed at a meeting previously, a special meet ing was called to rescind the said motion. This having been done, it was further resolved,-"That the council approve of the purchase at the pi-ice quoted." A motion was also carried commending Aid. Nixon's ac tion, and agreeing that the consent of the Governor be obtained to the purchase. It was generally consider ed that the council had made a good &lt; deal in getting the land at the price named.
FAT STOCK. SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
FAT STOCK. SHEEP. The ' total' number of sheep and lambs liste'd1 for sale, on account of 229 owners;'1 was 53,725, and about 49,793 were yarded, one owner having 1400 head J another 1000, and 2G own ers represented lots from 500 to, 800. The balance "ranged front 50 to 300." The major portion of the offerings ranged fronVmedmm to good quality, .with odd pens ;of prime and extra prime. 'There was only a sprinkling Of inferior - sorts. Most of the' lots were early shorn, and carried fair fleeces, whilst there were a few yards; of: very late Jshorn.? These latter showed to disadvantage. Grossbreds were in limited supply, but those for ward showed better quality than the merinos,- particularly in the; ewes. Buyers were in full attendance, in cluding exporters, and the Sydney Meat Preserving Co., with a few out side buyers who were re-stocking. -The market was without quotable change, for the better grades, but the medium ana light weights fluctuated, with valifes vcasier;'r:'^]5xtra>...
Committee Meetings. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
Committee Meetings. At Tamworth Council's last meet ing, Aid. Green moved,-"That a meeting of any committee may be called on tlie requisition of three members of such committee." The Mayor ruled the motion out of or der. He said it was already provi-, ded for under the Ordinances. The. Mayor produced the Ordinance, which said, "Each committee, other than the committee of the whole council, may regulate its own procedure." He said that the procedure in the council was that the mayor, or failing him, two aldermen, could call a. meeting of the council. Unless a committee..!-: fixed its own procedure, the samo,. procedure applied as applied to the council meeting. A motion to dis- . sent from the Major's ruling was sub- ' mitted,»--but was lost. .. f.'rifjty?! [We commented on this rulingjlastll weelc.-Ed."] ' >
JUTE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
"'?V,'' JUTE. ; . Although tlio actual turnover.,Jn jute hasb'eeii limited, still there'lias been a-fair inquiry, for cornsacks and woolsacks;. while.-,prices have . been , very firriily 'mUiftta'iiie'd1; .. SAlesiof' spo't sacks have been put.through-.at 5/3, and-there-are few, holders-at the pre? sent time who would be willing to sell * at a ,/lower rate,while . season's shipments are .quoted^in . the region ' of', 3/6. Wddlpaeks .'are'''quoted ,atv2'/^?/2 to * 2/5, with. some? pretty . fair trans actions reported early- in. the week at 2/4; . Bran bags have continued, quiet, and quotations unchanged at 3/10; Latest cables from Calcutta have all advised that the position of jute oil that side continues very firm.