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Cricket. SOUTH AFRICA v. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
Cricket. SOUTH AFRICA v. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. ... The South Africans commenced their'..return ?.match against South' Australia, at Adelaide, on .Friday last,. Hill winning the toss. He sent May lie' and Dolling in, and the former, after playing attractively for 15, got his leg in front of Schwar'z. Dolling, who was never comfortable -to Schwarz or Llewellyn, jumped out at the . latter, and was stumped; by the brilliant Sherwell. Gehrs was bowled by Sclnvarz, for 2, and 3 were down for 75. . Hill and Crawford played good cricket, and took the score to 145, when Hill played ail over a ball from Nourse, and was out for 55. L. R. Hill, , who followed, did not stay long, Nourse bowling him for 3. Crawford punished the bowling se-r verely, but he mishit one into. Snooke's hands off Pegler, and was out for a brilliantly compiled 57, and six were' : out for 192. None of the others, Avitli the exception of Rees (23), made any show against the visitors, and the innings closed for 240, a ' poor sc...
Fowls and Diphtheria. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
Fowls and Diphtheria. A ratepayer wrote to the Erina Shire Council, claiming £4 109. com pensation for loss of 28 fowls, which he said the .Sanitary Inspector had ordered to be destroyed in connec tion with a recent case of diphtheria. The inspector denied that he had or dered the fowls to be destroyed, but had simply advised him to do so. The council resolved to disclaim any lia bility in, the matter.
Defence. Australia's Proposed Navy. Admiral Henderson's Scheme. 52 Vessels, 15,000 Men. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
T)Cr ?A3 Australia's Proposed Navy. Admiral Henderson's Scheme. 52 Vessels, 15,000 Men. . Admiral'Henderson, who, at the re quest :of the Government, has been inspecting"'our coastal and naval de fences, after * careful studying of our coastline; and . taking into considera tion 1 our. geographical isolation from tile-:rest"of"the British Empire, lias submitted a comprehensive scheme!to the Commonwealth Government' in' re gard to : an Australian navy. The scheme is admirably calculated to make the taxpayer's hair curl; Under this proposal Australia at the end of twenty-two years will . liave a-navy consisting of fifty-two vessels at a cost of £23,290,000. The expenditure for maintenance, building, and also providing for a sinking fund for depreciation, Admiral Henderson places at £4.000,000 per year. This for the first two or three years will : represent something ap proaching 15s. per head of our popu lation, but as this is increasing at a fairly quick rate, the general average cos...
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. " Records." - Cromwell's standing army in England consisted of about 80,000 men-the same as the pro posed establishment of the Australian national military force-and is re corded as having been the most effi cient army the country ever had. Yeoman/'-Are these the lineg you have in your mind ? "When war is rife and danger nigh, 'God and the boldier' is the people's cry ; When peace is made and all things righted, God's forgot, and the soldier slighted." Mr. H. Wootton, the Australian who has been so. successful as a trainer in England, and whose son Frank lias topped the winning list of jockeys two seasons in succession, will have forty-five horses under his care during &lt;the coming season. Last season he turned out twenty-live win ners, whoso/stakes totalled £10.207.
War and the Railways. A COUNCIL APPOINTED. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
War and the Railways. A COUNCIL APPOINTED. Another big development in con nection with the organisation of Aus tralia's defence system is the ap pointment' of what is known as a War Railway Council. This was one of Lord Kitchener's recommendations. The idea is that this council shall in war time control the transit of troops and material 011 the., railways throughout'Australia, while in peace time shall advise as to the develop ment and equipment of the railway systems from the defence stand point. The Council is to be consti tuted ' of a president, the quarter master-general or other officer at headquarters performing his duties. Members : The ' seqipr officer . of the Engineer .and'Railway Staff Corps of the Commonwealth railway system arid of each; State railway system,'or in his absence another officer of the .corps detailed by him (seven 111 all), the consulting military engineer arid representatives or the naval and mili tary forces approved by the Minister. Also a military of...
F. and S. Associations. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
F. and S. Associations. . Tlie members of the Farmers and Settlers' Associations are particular ly interested in the condition of the roads and other matters connected .with sliire work. We notice that at hist : meeting of Narraburra Sliire Council, no less than five different branches?; forwarded letters for con sideration.
Closing a Road. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 March 1911
Closing a Road. What appears to be a very high handed proceeding on the part of the Blue Mountains Shire Council is the closing of an important road, one end of which is in their shire area and the other in Blaxland area. At last meeting of the latter council a let- ter was read from the Blue Moun- tains Shire Council, stating that on account of the dangerous state of Berehofer Pass, they had blocked traffic from using that portion with- in their shire by fencing it off, and asking the Blaxland Shire to take similar action. It was resolved that the Blue Mountains Shire be written to, protesting against their action in blocking the traffic. Later in the evening, a report on the subject was read from the Engineer (Mr. B. A. Heffernan, as follows:- "On the 22nd instant a notification was received from the Blue Mountains Shire Coun- cil that Berghofer Pass was being closed to traffic, it being considered dangerous. This was a deviation on which £4000 of Government money had been spent, ...
MILLTHORPE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
MILLTHORPE. The annual meeting of the Mill tliorpe branch attracted a very full attendance, and the members had every reason to be proud of the year's work. The chair Avas taken by Mr. W. Lennox. After the usual pre liminaries, the secretary, Mr. D. H. Evans, read his report, which certain ly was a record of good work. He pointed out that their Association had only been in existence 15 months, and yet tliey had got a roll call of over 90 members, including many of the townsfolk themselves. Sixteen meetings had been held during the year. It was due to the combined efforts of this Association, the pro gress association, and the P. and A. Association, that Millthorpe had at last obtained from the railways one of the most up-to-date weighbridges on the western line. The improve ment made by the metalling the goods shed was also due to their ef forts. Most of the matters placed before the shire councils by their Association had. also received atten tion. Great benefit would be derived fr...
MANDAMAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
MANDAMAR. The annual meeting of the Man dainar branch was held on Saturday, 11th inst. Officers for the ensuing year Avere elected as follows:-Mr. W. Doyle, president ., Messrs. J. N. Smith and Rodnoy, vice-presidents; Mr. Hanson, treasurer, and Mr. E. D. Donkin, lion, secretary. It was pro posed that the yearly subscription be raised to 20s, instead of 10s, as for merly, it being pointed out that it was absolutely necessary to put the Association in a financial position. A resolution was also passed, to be submitted to the coming conference, that the affiliation fee be not less than 10s, and the yearly subscrip tion be 20s, throughout the Associa tion, the branch feeling sure that the farmers of New South Wales will realise the fact tnat our organisa tion is crippled in its endeavour to do its work for want of adequate funds.
DUMARESQ. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
DUMARESQ. The monthly meeting of the Du maresq branch, took place on March 14, Mr. R. Roberts in the chair. It was proposed that the secretary write to the Gostwyek Shire, drawing attention to the road leading to the Saumarez Ponds Recreation Ground, and asking the council to make the necessary repairs. Also that the sec retary write to the Railway Commis sioners (through the General Secre tary of the Association), asking tliem to forward blank card tickets for Duinaresq Station, so that such tic kets could be filled in for whatever station passengers were travelling to, instead of the present system, where by Dumaresq was not credited with the revenue obtained there. Mr. E. Lonsdale, M.L.A., member for the district, will give an address on the "Referenda," on Friday, the 24th inst.; while Mr. J. Wether spoon, M.L.C., proposes to address the Dumaresq branch some time next month.
UNDERBANK. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
UNDERBANK. Mi". J. Rumbel presided over a meeting of the Underbank branch, on the 8th inst. The correspondence read included a letter from the Dis trict Surveyor, in relation to the site for the Chichester recreation ground and school of arts. Also from the Fisheries Board, stating that their request for trout fry would receive attention when distribution was made later on. It was suggested that when their council meet, the Minis ter for Public Works, that the en gineer explain the position of the Allyn residents, and the necessity of a new road connecting with the North Williams road, and urge the assist ance of the Works Department. It was agreed that the president (Mr. Rumbel) draw up a petition for pre sentation to the council, signed by the residents of the Upper Allyn. It was likewise moved that the sec retary write to the chairman of di rectors of both the Dungog and Wil liams River Co-oj... butter factories, to know if they would support «.r assist suppliers by suggestions o...
THE REFERENDA VOTE "NO" AN F.S.A. APPEAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
AN F.S.A. APPEAL. The following letter has heen addressed by the General Secretary to the secretaries of branches of the Farmers and ; Settlers' Association through out the State: "As the date for- recording ~ approval or disapproval of the amendment of the Federal Constitution, as contained in the proposal to the Referen dum, I would strongly urge through your branch that the gravity of the situation should be impressed on all the elec tors in your district, and that the interests of our State will be served by a solid vote against the proposed altera tion.. I would strongly im press on your members that the alteration of the Consti tution, as proposed, would di rectly and permanently injure the farming community in res pect of its policy of decentrali sation and local self-govern ment. "The first result of centrali sation of the railway system, would be the raising of the railway freights in New South Wales to correspond with the rates ruling in other States. The railway construc ...
Interesting Land Case. Question of Conversion. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
Interesting Land Case. Question of Conversion. In dismissing by majority the ap peals by Edgar lloger Blomfield against the recommendations of the Invercll Land Board in respect of two applications to convert his special leases into original conditional pur chases, the Land Appeal Court dealt at some length with some interesting phases of the C.L. Amendment Act of 1908. The President (Mr. IT. A. G. Curry) in giving judgment, pointed out that the appellant held two special leases of 320 acres each, and applied under section II. of the 1908 Act, to convert each into o.c.p/s The leases adjoined a block of c.p. and e.l. land, totalling 1.9TG'acres; and it-was understood that Mr. Blomfield was not the original selector of these lands. The Land Board""recommended "tlie"i'efusal of the applications on the ground that Mr. Blomfield was not qualified un der section II. of the 1908 Act. The section said, "Notwithstanding anything contained in the principal Acts, or its its regulations, tiie r...
Personal [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
Personal President Patten, who lias now re covered from his recent severe illness, has met a number of the branches of the Association, and is now mapping out an extensive tour, .in response to urgent and continuous requests, Mr. Patten will visit as many places as possible along the middle North Coast. lie has also received insis tent requests from the dairying dis tricts of the South Coast to visit them, and it is his intention to cover as much ground as he can between now and Easter, when he must return to attend important Association busi ness. Mr. Patten will be accompanied by a representative of "The Land," and reports of his progress will ap pear in a subsequent issue. His itine rary will cover Central Talbragar 011 the 25th inst.; Yeooal, on the 27th; Balderodgery, on the 28th; Welling ton, on the 29th; GGulgong, on the 30th; Mudgee, the 31st; Denman, April 3; Muswellbrook, April 4, and Maitland, April 5. The general sec retary has also written Mr. Fulton, of Underbank, Mr. ...
AN INTERESTING RAILWAY INNOVATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
AN INTERESTING RAILWAY INNOVATION. Queensland is experimenting in the direction of providing lighter running vehicles on railways where the traf fic is often not very heavy, and of adopting the motor-car principle for this purpose.' In this interesting ex periment' everybody may wish the Northern State good luck, and con g#«£Ci&lt;late1 her ion .such an exhibition of commonserise. Not half the service is done by the railways that they are capablc of, and Queensland is likely to furnish Australian railway managers with a good object-lesson. When motor-ears, running on macad amised roads, can race passenger trains, as the writer has seen them doing, and make a very good show ing, their possibilities on smooth and generally level railway lines ought to suggest themselves to .any up-to date railway manager. Queensland deserves all credit for being the first in this new field, and tenders have been called for 10 auto-car chassis. The motors are to be used on the ordinary-rails, a...
BULLOCKS FOR PLOUGHING. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
BULLOCKS FOR PLOUGHING. " We have had more nice rains."' writes Mr. J. Perry, "and the ground is in good order for ploughing, which is in full swing. A much larger area will be under crop this year in the north-west. Owing to the high price of draught horses, many farmers are using bul lock' teams for the ploughing. Pullman Bros., of Morr Ureek, are great believers in bullock teams for ploughing and harvesting, driving them four abreast. They tell me that with eight bullocks four abreast in the harvester they were able to keep up with six horses in a har vester. Alter losing eighteen of my draught horses, I have taken to the bullock team, and report very satis factory work, averaging about four acres a day with one man and ten bullocks using a four-furrow disc plough. Grass and herbage are abun dant-feet high nearly everywhere." A farmer at Wyalong has leased his 1000 acres for five years at £500 a year.
Notes of the Week The Country Schoolhouse. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 March 1911
e r ? -= .. $ :0 Notes of the Week j>o) :- - -* ; The Country Schoolhouse: . - - ^ Mr. ,Beeby is 'satisfied that an edu-. eated people is the Lest asset, just as ^ ' ' "tlie baby" is the .best" immigrant. Re a l i s i 11 g .tlie - value of education, : Mr. Beeby is' beset Avitli a fixed deter7 mination to pro nv?te the., good cause; .a... crusade in wliich everybody will wish him sue ce$s: In order to familiarise himself with the conditions under whicli the children are acquiring the blessings of education,'. Mr. Beeby lias been1 mak ing-a round of visits to dity and suburban schools, arid has .discovered many grave defects in, some school premises. These are regrettable; but it is to be hoped that .the Minister, for Education, will not. confine his.tears to the case of the city and suburban schools alone. Only this week a wail reached the metropolis from an im portant country centre, concerning a school-house and teacher's residence, so badly cheNved up by the white, ant that th...