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THE DRIED FRUIT INDUSTRY. SUCCESSFUL WORK AT WAGGA EXPERIMENTAL FARM ORCHARD. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
I THE DRIED FRUIT INDUSTRY. ?3 SUCCESSFUL WORK AT WACGA EXPERIMENTAL FARM ORCHARD. At the orchard and cannery at the Wagga Experiment Farm (says the Wagga 'Advertiser'), the students, un der Mr. S. A. Hog-g-'s supervision, are busy packing' sultanas, which are now all dried, in boxes ready for market. Prunes are going through their final pro cesses also, and the returns so far have been very satisfactory, approximately ag gregating from twelve to fifteen tons of .' dried fruit of excellent quality. Some exceptionally nne oaves are aiso in course of pickling, the trees this year growing the heaviest and best crop on record. With a view to the encouragement of the J late fruit industry, special attention is be ''?-%$ ing given to grapes, heavily laden vines 'III' bearing magnificent bunches of the black M Tokay, black Cornichon, white Daria, m and other choice varieties. These it is M intended to place on the Sydney market ? as late as July, where in former seasons ,w they have been r...
HOW TO GROW MUSHROOMS. A SIMPLE METHOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
HOW TO GROW MUSHROOMS. A SIMPLE METHOD. Following any spell of wet weather, mushrooms are always to be seen in the windows of the better class city fruiterers. But with the passing of the condition which calls this edible growth into exist ence the supply ceases, and mushrooms are once more conspicuous by their ab ? sence. . u, u, ?*, t T ?¥* 1* There is' really no shadow of a' reason why this should be so, as, lacking the natural condition necessary to their giowth it can be produced by artificial means, and the crop which has hitherto been dependent on the vagaries of the weather becomes as much assured to the cultivator as does any other for which he prepares the soil and sows. We say as much assured, but that expression is not strong enough, as nearly all crops require moisture, failing which they can be but a partial success at the most. * * * I With the mushroom, however, the pre I paration of the beds', provided the proper I situation is chosen and the preliminaries I rigidly...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
ORIGINAL CONDITIONAL PURCHASE. SUNNEDAH LAND DISTRICT, with in Boggabri suburban lands, 43 acres 2 roods 15 perches, in 12 portions, in parish Bog-abri, county Pottinger; g-ood suburban residential sites, part ly gravelly ridg-e, partly black soil flat ; water obtainable by shallow sink ing- and from Cox's Creek; price, £4 and £5 per acre. Available 17th May, 1906. (Identical with Special Area, see TAMWORTH LAND DISTRICT, with in Tamworth suburban lands, 19 acres 1 rood 34 perches, in 8 portions, parish Tamworth, county Ing-lis; elevated suburban residential sites, overlooking town of Tamworth ; price ;£io to .£60 per acre. Available 17th May, 1906. (Identical with Special Area, see below.) LISMORE LAND DISTRICT, 434 acres, in parish Hanging Rock, county Rous; being- portions 45 and 46; suitable for agriculture, dairying, etc; price, ,£1 1 os. per acre. Available 24th May, 1906.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
CROWN LANDS AVAIL ABLE. The following are the latest published by the Information Bureau : — ORIGINAL HOMESTEAD SELECTION. . GOULBURN LAND DISTRICT, within Goulburn Population Area, 374$ acres, in one block, distant 8 miles from Goulburn ; lit for grazing ; capital value, £1 per acre. Available 24th May, 1906. Creeks suitable for cultivation, un suitable for grazing^ price, 10s. per acre. Available 14th June, 1906. GRENFELL LAND DISTRICT, on Ar ramag-ong- West Holding:, 250 acres, in parish Weddin, county Monteagle ; part suitable for wheat growing, the re mainder good grazing land ; whole' area suitable for dairying-; price, £1 3s. 4d. per acre. Available 14th June, 1906. MUSWELLBROOK LAND DISTRICT, 220 acres, in parish Killoe, county Brisbane; suitable for wheat growing; practically all arable land ; price £2 per acre. Available 14th June, 1906. SCONE LAND DISTRICT, 1750 acres, in parish Omadale, county Durham; mostly g'ood sound grazing- land, with sufficient natural water supply...
THE MAN UPON THE LAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
THE MAN UPON THE LAND. The folk who live by politics May gad in tram and train, And twirl about nice walking-sticks In hands they fear to stain. Their only business is to talk And tax, while smiling bland, The man who grafts in muddy pants— The man upon the land. They swill champagne, wear silken hats; They live at fine hotels; . They count their guineas — not the 'sprats,' They swagger as great swells. Their wives and daughters only play Upon pianos grand, But the man who pays for all the style, Is the man upon the land. The patent, glib-tongued candidate Disdains all toil and moil. By practice he has learned to prate Of robbers on the soil. He covets their possessions and Would stretch forth an eager hand To seize the hard-won earnings from The man upon the land. Why should they make Australia great ? They care alone for fees — Four hundred quid drawn from the State, AH else that they may seize. Like flowers) they toil not, neither spin, Yet Solomon the Grand Was not so grand as t...
OUR VETERINARY COLUMN [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
OUR VETERINARY COLUMN By B. B. Loel, M.M.C.V.S. fQuestions relating to the ailments or diseases of all farm stock will be ans wered for subscribers by Mr. B. B. Loel, M.M.C.V.S., through this col umn. A short clear statement of symp toms, addressed 'Veterinary Enquiry,' c/o the Editor, the 'Farmer and Set tler,' 84 Pitt-street, Sydney, is all that is necessary. The advice or informa tion will appear in the issue following.'] H. C. Andrew, Merriwa, asks for a des cription of the symptoms, etc., of 'black leg,' as a disease which some persons think to be that which has broken out amongst stock near Merriwa : — 'Black Leg,' Quarter 111, or Symptom atic Anthrax, are the names applied to a disease affecting cattle and sheep, and due to a disease germ. It affects young more frequently than old ani mals, and never occurs in calves under six months old, unless fed on other than a milk diet. Not only is it less fre quent in old animals, but it is also less fatal to them. Animals affected are...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
Not the sort you buy at stores J^bS'11'1 and HERBEKTJ RUMSEY, Seed Merchant, I ^dderton Rood, Dundas, N.S.W. E. ALLAN'S Invaluable Horse Medicines Allan's Splint Cure, a coituin remedy for Splints and lliugbono, 3,0 perbottlos Gripe Dreimli, 4/. per bottle; Worm Powdois, 4/. per dozen) Wound Lotion, 4/6 per bottle; Cnttlo Drench, 41- pur till. Horse Boots of till descriptions nnide to order. Write for CntnloKiie nud Testimonials. Sole Address s E. ALLAN, 62 Story Street', Parkville, Victoria Plough Shares i j: Solid Socket M.I.G. Foot ! . OR . j Depressed Clip KffiEST ; 1 37/6 pop Dozen. j ' From all A(?entH, or Tinplomont Faotory, 1 ( Moadowbtmk, cjydnoy. 1 i MEADOWBANK HSS'* : The address of the 'fflercttlgff' is 63 Pitt Street, Sydney, DAIRY SALT. ' CROWN ' Brand Extra Fine Dairy Salt is guaranteed chemioally pure, therefore n?i:r»inineuded for Butter inalciuu' *' GLOBE ' Course Kefinecl, gnu rnr teed cheinirnlly pure for Bacon Curing. ' CROWN ' Salt for Butter; ' GLOBE ' Salt fo...
FREIGHTS AFFECTING FARMERS AND SETTLERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
FREIGHTS AFFECTING FARMERS AND SETTLERS. The- following appear among new by laws made by the Eailway Commissioners on April 21 : — Rate* For Wheat, Flour, and Mill Offal. Wheat, flour, and mill offal from sta tions on the Northern line to Darling Har bour, Clyde, and intermediate stations, will bo charged at the special up journey rate (as per by-law No. 289 of 13th October, 1905), for the total distance hauled. Rate For Rabbit and Marsupial Proof Wire ??,'.: Netting. The reduced rate for rabbit and mar supial proof wire netting, as provided for in by-law No. 285, dated July .28, 1905, will remain in operation until Juno 30, 1906/ ' .' ** .a .*. ,& ^a. -^ .^ ^^k^^^^^h^ ?
SOMETHING ACCOMPLISHED. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
SOMETHING ACCOMPLISHED. The recent movement by the Dubbo Pas tures ' Protection Board and various bran ches of the Farmers and Settlers ' Associa (says Dubbo 'Liberal') seems to be lead ing to results. It will be remembered that a few weeks since Mr. T. H. Mathews, pre sident of ? the Eulomogo Branch of the F. and S. Association, brought a motion be fore that body on the subject, which mo tion was subsequently adopted at Dubbo. XU liliU lllUUliUJlUC J.TJ.1* X . XJdXXJT U1UYVU A' the matter, with specific reference to the abandoned lands on Wambangalang hold ing, and a recommendation was made to the . Minister that this .area should be thrown open for settlement in three occu pation leases upon a reasonably long ten ure, with conditions as to rabbit destruc tion, and now we notice frpm the ^'Ga zette ' ' that 31,000 acres of this land are to be offered for sale at Dubbo on the 7th of next month.
SETTLERS FROM ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
SETTLERS FROM ENGLAND. Our London correspondent, writing on March 23, stated that during the next fortnight following that date over 50 set tlers would be leaving for New South Wales, and 140 others were in hand. The Intelligence Department in London is con fining its efforts entirely to settlers who are willing to go and work in the country dtafi'iAfft The 'Householders' League,' London, announces that if certain considerations were shown by the Australian Govern ments the league would send out hundreds of young women. The desire of the young women is to form a settlement around the towns and raise poultry, fruit, and other agricultural products. They would also be willing to marry. [Is there an inference here that there is a scarcity of Australian girls,- or that they are not will ing to marry ? — Ed. F. and S.']
CROWN LAND SELECTION. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
CROWN LAND SELECTION. The following statement shows tin lands selected under the Crown Land: Acts from January 1 to April 25, 1906. Acres. Homestead selections ? i3-537 Settlement leases ? 142,778 Conditional purchases ? 141,517 Conditional leases ? 221,914 Conditional purchase leases 19,343 Total.. ? 539,089 The period includes sixteen lands office clays, and the applications for original holdings, during the past week, represent 59., new settlers, including 25 appli cants for the dairy farms mentioned be low. In addition to the area made available prior to January 1, 1906, an area of 344, 023 acres' has been specially set apart during the above period. Three areas became available this week under the new tenure, conditional pur chase lease, embracing North Coast dairy lands in 26 farms, at Murwillum bah, and two at Lismore; no persons have lodged applications for 25 of these farms, and the Land Board is now sit ting1 to decide the merits of the appli cants for the Murwillumbah lan...
FOR CLOSER SETTLEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
FOR CLOSER SETTLEMENT. It is announced from Narrandera that Buckingbong- station is under offer to a syndicate for the purpose of closer settle ment. Sir Samuel M'Caughey says he knows of no property more suitable. Splendid land could be irrigated, over 15,000 acres, by gravitation, at a cost of less than ,£3000, by means of a cutting from the river to Sandy Creek. ^?k^^fe^^^^^^ _^^ _^^. _^*. ^±. ^^k. .^h. _
OBJECTION TO AN EXCHANGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
OBJECTION TO AN EXCHANGE. A wire from Gundag-ai says : — 'A public meeting, which was well attended, decided to protest against an exchange of lands asked for by Mr. -P. J. O'Donnell, of Mingay station, who wishes to secure a block of land fronting the Murrumbidgee River, and known as Sandy Falls, in lieu of a block facing1 the main southern road. The speakers dealt strongly with the proposal to give away such land while the cry for closer settlement is heard on all sides.
VICTORIAN FARMERS AND SOCIALISM. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
VICTORIAN FARMERS AND SOCIALISM. A wire from Melbourne, dated 21st inBt., says :— The Farmers' League has for po litical purposes formed an alliance with the, Victorian Employers' Federation and the Australian Women's National League, and an anti-socialistic programme has been adopted. , Touching on the present position in, Federal politics the report says .?— ' Mindful of the fact that our association exists for the purpose of opposing socialism, we feel it incum bent upon . us to condemn the conduct of. Mr. Deakin in forming an alliance with the socialist party, which a few months before he had so vehemently denounced. The resolution condemning the union label was taken up so assiduously by the bran ches that we cannot doubt its effect upon those politicians who were inclined to wav er, but who finally voted against the mea suro. Another matter upon which our pro nouncement of opinion met with universal approval amongst producers was the ques tion of the alteration of the date of ...
A FARMER CONVICTED OF WHEAT-STEALING. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
A FARMER CONVICTED OF WHEAT-STEALING. At the Wyalong Quarter Sessions last week, Henry Heidtmann, a farmer, and Herbert Perrott, a laborer, were charged with stealing seven bags of wheat, the property of Allan Heislip. The jury con victed Perott of stealing and Heidtmann of receiving, and each prisoner was sen tenced to 12 months' imprisonment with hard lahm* in flriuihnrh crani. Tlir* evi dence for the Crown went to show that in January last Heislip missed some wheat from his paddock, where it was bagged up in stacks. Subsequently the police took proceedings against Peter Kennedy, a farmer, and the case was withdrawn. On making further inquiries, the police arrested both accused.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE? [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE? Some time ago arrangements were made by Mr. Sutton, manager of the Cowra Experimental Farm, for the con duct of certain wheat-growing trials in the Condobolin district, on private fa-ms. The seed was to have been supplied by and put in under the supervision of the Department. A correspondent, writing from Condobolin, states that up to the present no seed has come to hand, and most of the farmers have their crops al ready sown. They look upon this with regret, since much interest centered in the proposed trials. Complaints of a. similar kind come from one of the south ern districts.
SCARCITY OF FARM LABORERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
SCARCITY OF FARM LABORERS. A wire from Bowraville says : — Labor is unobtainable here at any price.' Old res idents state that laborers were never so scarce at any time within their experience as they are now. Every available hand is engaged corn-pulling. Of course, a slackness will come when the harvest is secured. Other seasons there have al ways been a fair number of travellers looking for employment, and their ab sence this year is a reliable indication of the prosperity of the country districts throughout the whole of the State. O «- i- rt ill d- mt i» ^
"THE FARMER AND SETTLER" AND ITS TRADUCER. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
'THE FARMER AND SETTLER' AND ITS TRADUCER. In accordance with the resolution pass ed at the Executive Council meeting of the Farmers' and Settlers' Association recently held, Mr. T. I. Campbell, Gene ral Secretary of the Association, forward ed the following letter to the . Editor , of the 'Stock and Station Journal' : — (Copy.) ' '17th April, 1906. 'The Editor, the 'Sydney Stock and Sta ? tion Journal,' 14 Castlereagh-street. . 'Dear Sir,— 'I am directed by the Executive Coun cil of the Farmers' and Settlers' Associa tion of N.S.W. to reply to an article in your issue of the 6th instant, headed 'The Farmer and Settler.' I regret you should have seen fit to: endeavour by in sinuation to question the bona fides of. the establishment of ' The Farmer and Set tler' as the official newspaper of the Farmers' and Settlers' Association of N.S.W-., and I therefore take this oppor tunity of informing you that all reason able information was placed before the Executive Council of the. Associat...
WHEAT AND WOOL TRAFFIC. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 2 May 1906
WHEAT AND WOOL TRAFFIC. The arrivals of wheat at Darling Har bor by rail during the week ended Satur day last reached 216,505 bags, an in crease of- 2115 bags as compared with the corresponding week of last year. The receipts for the season now total 1,520,869 bags, which is 107,564 bags in excess of the arrivals for the same period of last year. The shipments for the past week amounted to 535494 bags, bringing the total for the season up to 899,210 bags. The quantity stacked in the sheds at Dar ling Island on Saturday was 230,225 bags. The arrivals of wool by rail dur ing the past week at the three depots — Darling Harbor, Newcastle, and Morpeth — reached 477 bales, an increase of 74 bales, bringing the season's total up to 656,329 bales, which is 142,868 bales in excess of the receipts for the correspond ing portion of last season.