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GREEN MANURING USE OF FERTILISERS. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
• • '&lt;&ROE^ USE OJF FERTILISERS. : Green manuring to furnish a: supply of organic matter, and to collect nitro gen from -the air—in the case of the green-manuring crop being legumin ous—can be employed with decided ad vantage on practically any soil. To get the best results from green manur ing it is necessary to supplement it by the application of fertilisers. On tliis subject a distinguished German pro fessor of agriculture has made the fol lowing observations:— (a) The necessity for the addition 'of nitrogen is dependent on the success of the green crop and on the requirements of the following crop. For instance, if the green crop has grown well, pota toes and cereals on good or medium soil should not require the help of any additional artificial nitrogen. Following a poor green crop, It may be advisable to give either (potatoes or cereals, especially'oats, the benefit of a top-dressing of 1 cwt. nitrate of soda. Mangolds following a green crop will certainly. ...
COUNTRY PROPERTY CROWN LANDS LICENCES AND LEASES REVOKED.. &o. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
ORQWN IiAOT>S; LICENCES AND LEASES REVOKED.. &o. it is notified in the "Government Gazette," of Dec. 24 tliat the undermentioned licences and leases haye been revoked or declared void:— Revoked.—Licences: 057, Edward Woods, .Warrak, 180 acres; 0130, John Evans, Bre nanah, 138 acres; 0268, John Meagher, Cralgie, 6 acres; 08, Patrick Quinn, Wyelangta, 196 acres; 0476, Angus Hiho, Alberton West, 10 acres; 14,914, Louisa M. Thonemann, Beenak, 31 acres. Revoked, Forfeited or Declared Void.— Licences-: 2791, James Quirk, Yarrawonga; lr.; 65, Robert J. Barlow, Burrumbeep, 20a.; 2697, Albert J. Williams, Harcourt, 8a, ; 2472, Henry H. Jackson, Bullarto,' 20a,; 503, M. E\ Lise, Trentham, 20a.; 350, Elizabeth Newby (for-, merly Gilnmrtin), Echuca North, 3a.; 886, Hillas A. Smith, Sandhurst, 3a;; 2373, James Hedges, Caralulup, 20a.; 3361, Thomas Dunn, Yarrowee, 20a*; 023, Charlotte A. Ca-dwallader, Paywit,,; 2541, Thomas Loclcwood, Pay wit; 136, &lt;3. A. Cooper, Bow> 20a...
COMPOSITION OF WHEAT SEASONAL INFLUENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
fiSEF?LUENGES, In an artici^ on "The Milling and tBaking- Qualities of Victorian Wheats/1 published in the current number of the "Journal of Agriculture,'* Mr A. E, V.. Richardson, M.Agricultural Super intendent, discusses the question of' the composition of wheat as affected by "environment. . Composition of wheat raised on any given spot, he says, de pends on three main factors—(1) the nature of the season, (2) the nature of the soil on which the seed is grown, and (3) the variety of wheat grown. There have always been considerable differences of opinion as to how far the quality of the wheat is determined by its environment—that is, _soil and cli matic conditions, and how far it may be regarded as characteristic of the variety. 1 &lt; The problem is one of considerable -importance both to the wheat breeder and to the miller.- A knowledge of the respective parts played by heredity and by environment in the production of quality in wheat is of importance to the wheat breede...
FARM EMPLOY CLAIMS FOR CONSIDERATION. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
FARM - EMP3QOlf£ CUAIMS FOR CONSIDERATION. The farm labor, question was. dealt "with in a paper read before the Coora bie branch of the: South Australian Bureau of Agriculture by Mr V. R. Weston. Mi* Weston said that "even though we may riot have a surplus of men, we cannot be too particular as to those we employ.^ If we employ only the best, then only the best men will apply for employment. In my mind the man we want is he who; works, not merely for the sake of earning a living, but who has for his object that of ul timately becoming an employer himself. This class of man is the ideal. He takes more interest in his work and in doing it well,, and shows more con sideration toward his ' employer than the man who is merely after his wages. "Personally I would sooner do with out a rhan than to have to employ | a second-rater. It is indeed poor eco nomy to employ one of these merely be cause we can get him for a lower wage than a tip-top man. It is something like purchasing an inferior ...
COUNTRY NEWS MILDURA. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
From Our Correspondents. , j -MILDURA. Warm days have ripened the apricots very quickly, with "the result that drying is;|to full swing. Pitting machines in use at seve-r ral of the factories have proved successful, where the' fruit is not small. i The apricot crop is unusually heavy, not withstanding that strong winds prevailed, after the fruit set. The wind thinned : out the crop, which was fortunate, as the trees, seem to have carried as much as possible.: In one case over tons of fresh fruit was gathered from 25 trees (the full number o£ apricot trees on the block from, which fruit', was harvested). - Of the other fruits, pears and prunes have both Bet and are hanging well; Lemons and oranges (with the exception of some late Valentias) have all been harvested. : I ; December irrigation was 'finished about a week ago. Of the vine crops, Gordos have set excep tionally well—likewise the Sultanas and cui'T rants. Excepting those which were damaged by the recent hailstorm (some very ...
LOCAL LAND BOARDS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
LAfSATj LA-ND RO A TRTVSS Heathcote. Jan. 13, &.30 a.m. Pyramid Hill, Jan.. 19. 2.30 p.m, Kerang, Jan. 20, 9 : a.m. \ - Swan Hill, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. - Mordialloc, Jan. 6, .11 a.m. Warrandyte, Jan. &lt;8, 11 a.ni.
G.C.M.G. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
G.C.M.G. LORD EMMOTT, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. Lord Emmott, P.C., has been Un der-Secretary of State for the Colo nies since 1911, in which year he re ceived his title. As Mr Alfred Em mott he was . Chairman of Committees in the House of Commons! He was born in 1858, the son of a large cotton LORD J3MMOTT
Viscount [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Viscount MR JAMES BHYCE, formerly Brit ish Ambassador at Washington. MR JAMBS BHYCS Barons SIR RUFUS ISAACS, Lord Chief Justice, formerly Attorney General. MR ALEXANDER URE, President of the Court of Sessions, formerly Lord Advocate for Scotland. Sir CHARLES CRIPPS, M.P., Attor neyrGeneral to the Prince of Yv^ales. Sir HAROLD KARMSWORTH, newspaper proprietor. |
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
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OPERATION PROVES FATAL CRIMINAL PRACTICE ALLEGED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
OPERATION PROVES FATAL CRIMINAL. PRACTICE ALLEGED After concluding the inquiry into the death of Margaret May Purchase, 33, a married woman, who was living apart from her husband, and who died at he lodgings at Argyle Place, Carlton,, on. December 9, the Coroner found that £he died as the result of a criminal opera tion having been performed upon, her. He added that there was not sufficient evidence to determine by whom the operation had been performed. Margaret Boadwien, a charwoman, of Argyle Place, Carlton, said that ibout four months ago Purchase came to her place with a man. They gave their names"as Mr and Mrs Grimshaw. After some time the man went away into the Qountiy. Afterwards the woman told witness she was in a certain condition, and "said she would perform an opera tion. When witness returned home on December 9 Mrs Purchase was lying on the bed, and asked for a cup of f.ea. She was then dying, and when wituesS came back with the tea she was dead. To the Coronerr She was ...
WIRE EXPLODES GUN MAN'S HAND INJURED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
"WIRE EXPLODES GUN MAN'S HAND INJURED While he was getting through a wire fence at Little River on Boxing Day, & gun carried by Frederick Giles exploded, with the result that Ed ward Davis, a wire mattress maker, lost the tops of three fingers on his right hand. Two of the fingers will probably have to be amputated at the second knuckle. Giles and Davis, who are residents of Northcote,. caught the first train to Little River, having only one gun, a single-barrel breechloader, the arrangement being that they were to take it in turns to shoot. They had not gone far from the station when the accident occurred. The trigger of the gun caught in a wire of the fence. Giles bound up the injured hand as well as he could, and brought his companion to Melbourne by train. Davis was admitted to the Melbourne Hospital for treatment.
SANKE-CHARMER BITTEN WOMAN PERFORMER'S VIEW CORONER MAKES COMMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
BITTEST WOMAN PERFORMER'S VIEW CORONER MAKES COMMENTS Dr. Cole on December 30 inquired into the death of Henry Deline, the snake charmer, .who was bitten by a tiger snake at Luna Park, on December 15, and died at the Alfred Hospital the Hol lowing day. ^ . The Coroner^found that Deline died from the effects of a snake-bite incur red during a performance with snakes at Luna Park. Death was due to mis adventure. Dr Cole added as a rider that he was of opinion that efficient safeguards should be provided at such performances. James Joyce, a motor car merchant, of Alfred Square, St: ICilda, stated that he engaged Deline to run a snake show at Luna Park, the arrangement being that he was to receive 49 per cent, of the proceeds of the show. De line said he had had experience with_ snakes for over 15 years, and witness left everything in his hands. He did , not insist that the snakes should have their fangs drawn. • On the night of December 15 De line told him he had been bitten on the nec...
JINILER TRAGEDY WOMAN KILLED: EOUR INJURED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
,-r' ..JINILEB' -TRAGEDY-:v! WOMAN KILLED: EOUR INJURED ! Mrs Hindes, of Ross .street, Port Melbourne, on December 26 was I killed, and her sister, Mrs Curtis, of : Burwood road, Burwood, was seriously injured through the bolting of a' pony drawing a jinker,. in which they were seated. Mrs Hindes' three, young1; children/ who accompanied her, were also severely injured. • The pony and jinker are the pro perty of Mr Curtis, who is a.n engine' driver, and who was on duty. To occupy the afternoon of Boxing Day Mrs Curtis proposed a drive. Soon ff-Ar starting- the pony grot the bit be- . tween his teeth, and Mrs Curtis got : down to put this right. While she 'was at his head the pony bolted. Mrs | Curtis was knocked-down and run ; over. Mrs Hindes had the youngest child in her arms, and was endeavoring to protect the others when the jinker crashed into a tree, and all were' thrown out. " The two sisters. were removed to Melbourne Hospital, where Mrs Hindes died. The baby is in the Child...
BUSH FIRES CROPS LOST: GRASS BURNT. HOUSES ENDANGERED. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
BXTSPT FTTR"KS CROPS LOST: GRASS BURNT. HOUSES! ENDANGERED. Heavy losses were sustained by far mers in cite" nei^libora.v'od' of- Wari gafatta on Tuesday., December SO, through bushrires. - With a tempera, ti«re of 104 deg. and a strong hot wind blowing, fire broke out in the ^pad dock of Mr Denis Nolan, of LaceDj7 West. It spread rapidly/ and 3000 acies of grass and some fencing were destroyed. ' Crops were lost by Messrs George Patterson, E. Griffith, W. Chalmers. George Smith, Mrs Carmichael, and Mrs M'Auliffe. the heaviest losses of grass were felt by Messrs Denis Nolan, W. O'Brien, P. K*arney E, Griffiths, Denis Bowden, H. F. Saun ders, R. Coleman, W. Chalmers, Denis O'Keefe, J. M'Nab, and George Pat terson. Mr G. Smith'? house was saved with difficulty, -but otherwise his loss was heavy. At Whittlesea on Sunday, December 28, fires travelled quickly down the Plenty Valley. Mr Nissen's land was burnt right through. At Kilmore on Mondav, December 29, there were outbreaks, of fire...
GRAIN ELEVATORS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
GRAIN" ELEVATORS Nunga (Ouyen) writes:—Knowing the wide circulation, of your much esteemed journal and tho valuable issistance it gives to farmers, I would like to make an appeal on behalf of Lha farmers for your help in trying to get the Government to build grain elevators at the seaside in Melbourne. Firstly, if ther© were elevators in Melbourne into which to empty the bags, one-half the bags now used would be sufficient. As soon as we had a fair number filled we could cart them in, send them away, and go on stripping till the empty bags came back. Secondly, there would not be such a rush., at the end of the sea son for railway trucks, as the wheat would have come in earlier. Thirdly, it would save the great expense in bags (this year ten guineas for a bale), with most of the money going out of the country. As there are about 2000 farmers in Walpeup Shire, if we could only do without one hale each, it would save us, say, twenty thousand guineas. What a merry Christmas it would mea...
FARMERS' LETTER BOX. PERSIAN SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
PERSIAN SHEEP. B, Harrison, F.LlS, (Barringbar New South Wales) writes:— So far as I am aware, the fat tailed Persian sheep has not yet been intro duced into Australia, and as your paper has a large circulation among stock owners the following information may prove acceptable. Some of these sheep were brought to the "United States of America by the Minister to Persia in June, 1892, and they were giver to a firm of noted pastoralists to experiment with on their farms. At that lime very little was known about them. One of the peculiarities about the sheep ,as the name indicates, 13 the broad flat tail, which hangs down about ten or twelve inches, and is from twelve to fifteen inches wide, weighing when the animal is fat from 201b to 301b. A baked sheep's tail, it is said, i.-s con sidered by the Persians a great deli cacy, the choicest part of the mutton. The substance is also frequently used by them as a substitute for butter The thoroughbreds are covered with a coarse wool (carpet w...