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CLOSER SETTLEMENT. Sale of the Byron Estate. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
CLOSER SETTLEMENT. Sale of the Byron Estate. About 700 persons attended the sale of the Byron Estate, Inverell, by the Pre petual Trustee Company. The sale was conducted by Mr. Welch, of Messrs. Har rison, Jones and Devlin, and' proved very successful. Block 70, 33 acres, realised the highest price, being1 purchased by the present ten ant, Mrs. Stewart, at ,£11 2s. 6d. per acre. Other lots realised from £8 13s. to £5 3s., the average price air round being ,£4 12s. per acre, or 26/- per acre more than the vendors were offered for the property in globo. The total area sold was 12,280 acres, out of a total of 19,600. -The total purchase money for the lots sold was .£56,703 igs. 4d., and the number of buy ers 32, of whom 19 are local men and 13 strangers. One speculator, it is stated, made £1 per acre profit during the after noonvpn one block of 150 acres, and 10s. on another. '
LIVE STOCK REPORT. For Week Ending 9th Feb., 1906. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
LIVE STOCK REPORT. For Week Ending 9th Feb., 1906. At Flemington : — Sheep. — 49,614, including 5230 lambs, were yarded for the week's supply, 3614 of which were yarded on Monday. This sale was dearer all round than previous week, but on Thursday the prices reced ed to last week's values. Crossbred wethers were scarce, and sold from 15/ to 16/1 ; crossbred ewes from 12/- to 14/6; merino wethers from 10/- to 17/3; ewes from 9/- to 14/8. Lambs. — 5230 forward, principally suckers. The demand was good, and best quality sold from 12/- to 15/6; lower grades at reduced prices. Cattle. — 1855 yarded, comprising all qualities with a few prime weighty bul locks. Best beef sold to 22/- per ioolbs., with inferior quality cheaper. Bullocks sold from £7 to £10/1 1/-; steers from £5 ; cows from £5 to ,£8/2/-. At City Yards:— Pigs. — 1450 forward, made up princi pally of porkers, with but few prime bac oners. The market was a dear one throughout for all classes. Backfatters sold from 40/- to 70/- ...
MARKET REPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
MARKET REPORTS. Wheat. — The position is very similar to that obtaining1 in our last report. De liveries for the week have been heavy, and shippers are maintaining: the market. Prices for the week have been — Prime millings 3/2J, f.a.q. 3/2, chickwheat 2/10 to 3/1. Chaff is in heavy supply, and prices re ceded somewhat. Best quotations are — Prime, green, well-cut wheaten at up to 3/1 1, and, according to appearance, rang ing down to 2/6. Lucerne Hay maintained its position, and realised up to 4/2 per cwt. Oats are enquired for. Good Algerian realised up to 2/4.
MOREE. Opening the Watercourse Country. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
MOREE. Opening the Watercourse Country. At the meeting on Monday evening, a discussion took place on the watercourse country, and a motion was carried that the secretary write urging that the land known as watercourse country should be thrown open forthwith for original or ad ditional settlement at the lowest possible price. The association considers that if this land is made available at a reason able price, it will most likely be taken up by residents of the district, whose holdings are now too small.
GUNBAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
CUNBAR. At a meeting of the Gunbar branch,, held on. the 29th ultimo,' the two following motions were (farried :— . . 'That this Association thanks the Min ister for Lands for his amended Land Bill, allowing selectors to take up land as leasehold only.' 'That this Association urges upon the various branches of P.P Boards the ne cessity of having phosphorous mixed un der Government control, and the prepara tion so mixed distributed through the various branches of the P.P. Boards, and sold at as low a price as will pay expen ses.' — — -— — — ?
BOCAN GATE. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
BOCAN GATE. At the Bogan Gate meeting held on 20th ultimo, there were present : Messrs. H. K. Rawson (president), E. C. Lucas, R. J. McCauley, E. Jelbart, W. Baker, M. Coombes', and D. Herbert After correspondence had been dealt with it was resolved : — ' That the secre tary be instructed to write to the P.P. Board, requesting- them to send the rabbit inspector through the district at the ear liest possible date, as the mere fact of the rabbit inspector being in the district would cause many people to make an effort to kill rabbits who at other times neglect them.' , ' It was also resolved .: — 'That the secre tary be instructed to write to the board engineer, drawing his attention to the condition of the road at the Three-mile Peg from Bogan Gate on the Bidjerabong road, and requesting him to have 15 chains of the worst of it formed and grav elled.' Resolved : — 'That Mr. Rawson be in structed to collect all moneys due to our branch of the 'Association for space' in grain shed.' Re...
BRANCH REPORTS—continued. COBOCO. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
BRANCH REPORTS— continued. COBOCO. The monthly meeting of the Coboco Branch was held on 29th January. There was a good attendance, amongst those pre sent being Messrs. H. Kilby and Mcln tyre, Siemsen, Cameron, T. M. Scott, Martin, Williams, Sharpe, Buck, Barnet, Meeth, and the secretary, W. W. Tink. Messrs. Siemsen and Lohan were ap pointed delegates to the conference to be held in Dubbo on February 21st. A very warm discussion took place re the sals nf nhnsnhorous and nhosDhorous matches, and it was decided to endea vour to restrict the indiscriminate sale of phosphorous, and that all persons pur chasing phosphorus sign for it, the same as all poisons. It was also decided to en deavour to get a royalty put on phosphor ous wax matches. As this branch does the work of a Pro gress Committee also, a discussion took place about the state of some of the roads, and the secretary was instructed to write to the member for the district to get the matters attended to. Grass is going off fast....
JERILDERIE. Nowramie Reserves.—A Protest. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
JERILDERIE. Nowramle' Reserves, — A Protest. A special meeting of the -members was held on 3rd inst., in the Mechanics' In stitute. . . The Secretary at the general request of those present withdrew his resigna tion, which he had previously handed in. The Chairman read a letter from the BRANCH REPORTS— continued. t local Council asking the co-operation of the Union in endeavouring to get the Lo cal Land Board to deal with the applica tions for the Nowranie Reserves in Jeril derie. After several had spoken in support, it was resolved that the Union co-operate with the Council. The nomination of office-bearers for the ensuing year was then proceeded with. At the close of the meeting the Execu tive Committee met to deal with the Crown Lands on Coree, some 517$ acres of which were gazetted for auction sale at Deniliquin on the 23rd inst. It was re solved to wire the Minister for Lands through Mr. T. I. Campbell, General Secretary, who was also urged to support same, 'That this Associati...
BRANCH REPORTS—continued. TRANGIE. District Council.—Penny Postage.—Stock Stealing.—Railway Accommodation.—Sale of Phosphorous.—Rabbit Destruc-tion. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
BRANCH REPORTS— continued. TRANCIE. District Council. — Penny Postage. — Stock Stealing. — Railway Accommodation. — Sale of Phosphorous.— Rabbit Destruc tion. ? The usual monthly meeting was held in Heffernan's Hall on 3rd inst. The Pres ident (Mr. J. T. Horrigan) occupied the chair, and there was a fair attendance of members, Mr. Finney acting as Secre tary in the absence of Mr. Butter. The Secretary was instructed to attend to the request of the General Secretary re the 'Farmer and Settler' newspaper subscribers, and the Meadow Bank Manu-. facturing Co. re a district agent. Messrs. Horrigan and Barry were elect ed delegates of the Branch to the District Council at Dubbo on 21st inst. . Mr. Howard asked if it was not possible to get the 12 mile radius penny postage system extended to Trangie. Mr. R. Finney explained that he did not think it was possible, as the system de pended on the revenues of the offices within that radius. There were indica tions that there would be great alte...
EXCESSIVE RENTALS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
EXCESSIVE RENTALS. A wire from Walgett says : — Some dis satisfaction has been expressed among landholders and intending settlers in the district, with the rentals placed upon all classes of holdings. Two settlement lease farms on Mourabie holding were recently made available, at a rental of 4id- per acre per annum. Only one block was ap plied for, the general opinion being that the rent was excessive, ihis assessment means, according to the 1895 Act (ii per cent, on the capital value basis), that the land is worth 30s. per acre, while the unimproved capital value of the Myall Creek Estate, where &. good annual rain fall can be relied upon, and every faci lity is offered to the settler, was fixed by experts at 31s. 6d. per care. This seems to prove that the rentals charged in this drought-stricken district are by far too high, especially now that the rabbit plague has grown to such enormous dimensions and land holders are taxed to their utmost in en deavouring to cope with t...
FARMERS' ELECTORAL CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
FARMERS' ELECTORAL CONFER ENCE. This Conference is (says 'Cootamun- dra Hrald') proposed to be held in Cootamundra shortly, and the Farmers' and Settlers' Committee are to be con vened to consider and prepare for the same. Will Sebastopol branch note this? Several branches have already agreed to send delegates to the Conference, which is to be held in pursuance of a resolution passed at the General Conference in Syd ney last August.
HONEY AS FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
HONEY AS FOOD. Honey, which is decribed as 'one of Nature's best foods,' is the subject of an interesting report by the Ontario Depart ment of Agriculture. 'It would add greatly to the health of the present gener ation,' it is declared, ' if honey could be at least partially restored to its for mer place as a common article of diet, In many cases it will be a real economy to lessen the butter bill by letting honey iu yciii uitve us piace. v_/ne pound or honey will go as far as a pound of but ter, and if both articles be of the same quality the honey will cost the less of the two. Honey is also strongly recommended for children; while for all ages of persons a drink is 'advised which is not only pleasant and whole some, but excellent as a preventive of indigestion. This is called ' German honey-tea,' and is made by pouring a teacupful of hot water on from one to two teaspoonfuls of honey.
THE PAPER'S VALUE. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
THE PAPER'S VALUE. At a recent gathering of dairy farmers in Iowa, United States, Mr. Alson Secor gave an illustrated lecture on 'Relative Values.' The man, he said, is of more consequence than either cow or feed, and is the deciding factor. He agreed with the Director of the Michigan Station as to the value of agricultural papers. ftlr. wv^u* uuu utviii a. t. a. guuu ucitl Ul JJUinS IO secure data, and gave some interesting figures. as to the better system of farm- ' ing and better business sense of th^.read ef s of agricultural papers. For instance,' taking a certain list of dairy farmers for investigation, he found that those who read a weekly paper devoted to agricul ture had as an average 13 cows each, kept at a profit of £1 is. per cow over all e.-. penses. Of the non-readers, the average had contained ten cows! These were kept at a loss of £1 us. 3d. per cow. The reader makes ,£2 12s. 6d. per cow annu ally more than the non-reader — certainly a very interesting matter. 'Feel ...
ONE'S OWN OPINION. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
ONE'S OWN OPINION. The writer knows of no principle which is of more importance to fix in the minds of young dairy cattle raisers, than that of the most' determined resistance to the en croachment of those who are ever anxious to tender cheap advice. Let the most casual observer reflect for a few moments, and he can with ease recall numerous cases where simple-minded cattle breed ers have listened to the patter and chatter of some theorist, and then in a thought less moment have destroyed a valuable bull, to be replaced by a worthless brute. Instances . are by no means uncommon where a valuable herd of a. certain breed of dairy cattle has been displaced to make room for another breed quite unfit for 'their owner's purposes. Listening to too many opinions destroys fixity of pur pose. The beginner must learn from his ear liest days, to ensure his principles against the perils of adverse criticism. He can no more exercise his reasoning faculties as1 a breeder if he lives in constant dr...
OLLA PODRIDA. (Political and Otherwise). Party Shibboleths. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
OLLA PODRIDA. (Political and Otherwise). By Cypher. Party Shibboleths. To the onlooker in the political game, nothing- appears more curious than the ev ident inclination of our politicians to run to extremes, in views and legislation. The Pauline doctrine of moderation in all thing's no more appeals to the average politician than it does to the confirmed dipsomaniac. For some inexplicable rea son men who, in ordinary life, take care to have the best of everything, irrespec tive of its name or origin, when they enter political life regard certain views as ' an athema,' simply because such opinions are held by the political school to which they do not happen to belong. One would naturally suppose that in the gov ernment of a country the main principle would be the passing of laws for the com mon weal, irrespective of hidebound poli cies and platforms, or party limitations. A common-sense policy of this sort would, however, tend to obliterate the carefully preserved lines of demarcatio...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
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DEAD RABBITS AS MANURE. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
DEAD RABBITS AS MANURE. Farmers in the Forbes district, says the 'Daily Telegraph' correspondent, have netted in their water tanks, and now that the supply is scarce they are trapping thousands of rabbits every day. Skins are bringing a good price, and one farmer is spreading the carcasses over the poor patches in his cultivation paddocks by way of manuring them. The experiment is being watched with a good deal of local interest.
A COMPLAINT FROM HARTLEY. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 February 1906
A COMPLAINT FROM HARTLEY. The Hartley correspondent of the 'Lith- gow Mercury' writes : — Some nine months since, applications for vacant Crown lands around here had been made, and. applicants were prepared to pay a reasonable price, such as in the case of annual leases' fit for 'grazing or agricul tural land. For the past twelve months land appears to have depreciated in value fully so. per cent., through the depreda tions of rabbits and other adverse causes. i ais mnci nas oeen recently reported upon by a Government officer, who apparently ignored the circumstances that exist, and recommended the cutting up of the land into small blocks for special leases, at a tenure of fourteen years, at the absurd price of over a shilling per acre per year. This, with survey fees, fencing, and all compulsory improvements, would at the expiration of the lease amount to fully £3 per acre, and this does not include rabbit destruction, which is the most serious expense. After the tenure of the leas...