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FOR THE FARMER. MAIZE CULTURE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
FOR THE FARM i MAJZE CULTURE. Attention should now be given to the onltivation of the land for the ft. ture nmaens crop. As soon as the work of putting in the wheat is completed, all land intended for maize should le ploughed up without delay. Ulive a good deep ploughing. If a subsoil plough tois rocurable it should be usOd, as a good stirring of the sub. soil will leave the land in a condition most austable for the maize crop. After the first ploughing the soil should be left in its rough stato till the end of the winter, when the froats, rain and sun will have had the offect of thoroughly naerating and sweetoning the land. It may he harrowed down and ploughed again a few days before seeod time, the second ploughing should only be light, as it would not be a good plan to turn under to any great depth the soil that has become sweet' ened, It is sometimes necessary to give a third ploughing when the land has become foul with weeds, black oats, etc., but in all cases after the irst de...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
~s 5jls 05p*~tl o t1Op a SBaatnes Non.ooa. ,__ VICOTORIAN producers' 00Co Operative Co. Ltd. ood Olice-4g Col inist, MeOlbolurne, (rain Shabed-WVIllismtouh Wool, Hide; and Skin Stores. DAIRY PRODUOE. Stook Sal0e41-0lb0ourne, lendigo, Suuno. bury and Nogdnbie, (,od, Etatoe, and lnsuranoe Agents. Bas, Manures, Oils, Twine, Gro. cOnes, tea, &c ENQUIRIES INVITED. ROYAL MAIL STEAMERS lEAVE MELBOURNE EVERY ALTERNATE WEEK FOR ARSILlES & LONDON Collijg at Adelaide, Fremantle, Colombo, Adcn, Port Said, Gibraltar, Plymouth en route Wilh permilion to call at Brindisi FIRST and SECOND Saloon only Return Ticket to Europe availablo for Two Year. RATES OF PASSAGE MONEY To FREMANTLE S;nslr £7 10. to £9 10s, Return 1l 10.. to £14 I . To COLOMBO S:tale £27 10N to £34 2., Return £40 14e, to £50 12., To BOMBAY and CALCUTTA Sirale £29 14,. to £37 8.. Return £44 to £56 21, To MARSEILLES a!,e £19 2,. to £78 2.. Return £66 to £116 12s. A To LONDON Sole £41 16., to £82 10,, Return £69 6s, to...
COST OF MILK PRODUCTION. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
COST OF MILK PRODUCTION, The cost of milk production is infius onced by such considerations as the following: First, the value of the food fed, Second, the caDpacity of the cow to turn food into milk. Third, tho season of the year at which milk is obtained. Fourth, the cost of the plant and the value of the labor involvedl. The difference in the coat of food may in itself make a difference in the cost of milk of more than 50 per cent, The same is true of a difference in the capacity of cows. At Cornell experi* ment station, in a test conducted sc. veral years ago, 20 cows were fed unn der like conditions, One of the cows produced milk at a cost of 1s, 10d., per 1001b, Another in the same lot pro. duced it at a cost of Ga. id.
VALUE OF LIQUID MANURE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
VALUE OF LIQUID MANURE, Very few have any idea (writes Charles Vernon) of the value of liquid manure, or the amount they are losing annually by neglecting to make pro. per use of it. When a man has toiled hard, early and late in the heat of the sun for a whole seacson, and hiý.h1bors have been rewarded with a crog Is it not a strange spectacle to s him waste or throw away a large part of it as though he placedl no value on It? Yet this spectacle may be witnessed on thousands of farms in this country, and the worst of it is, the farmer is not conscious of this waste. If he would mnake a lit.lo more effort to learn what others ait doing, if he would subscribe for more good farm papers, read them faithfully with the view of learning how to improve his methods, he would make more money and do it with loss manual labor. The time has been when what was called book-farming was scouted and ridiculed, but this time has passed, as the most prosperous farmers to-day are those who read and stud...
DATES OF COURTS. FOR YEAR 1914. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
DATES OF OQURTS. FOR YEAR 1914. The following are theo l1urou for the boldinu of oourtu at St. Arnaud during 1914; SUutIEus COURT, Tured'y, 12th May. Trueday, 10th November, COUNTY COURT AND UBNInAL Suus1oNS. Tueoday, 21at April. Thursday, 13th August, Tuesday, 13th October, Wedneiday, 0th DeoQmber, Criminal-Daily. Oivil and Licenuieg-The Polioe Magietrato will sit on alternate Fri. days, commencing from 9/114. Civil buSiirea will be conducted in the other woreek on Tuesday,
PRESENTATIONS TO MISS MUNRO. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
PRESENTATIONS TO MISS MUNRO. A pleasing ceremony took place at the local State school on Friday afternoon, when the scolmlare, numbering nearly 400, assembled in front of the school to witness the presentation of a porne of sovereigns to Miss Munro, who has been transferred to Ballarat, Addressing those present, the head teacher, MBr, Campbell, spoke in eulogistio terms of Miss Munro as a woman and as a teacher, Her earnest. neess and enthuselasm in her work were beyond praise. She ihad endeared her' self to the pupile and staff, and all felt they were losing one whose Icnltuence had always been for good. They regretted Miss Monro's departure very much, but wished her success anid happiness In her new sphere of labor, In Ihanding over the gift, the head teacher rrquesterd Miss Munro to purchase something that would nlesaeae herself end remind her of the pleasant time she had spent in St, Ar. naud, Hearty cheers were given for he recipient and musiclal honors were also accorded. Mise...
MELBOURNE. MARKED PERSONALITIES. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
MtBLR3OURNa. *iL---+--- (from our own Corenponldont), MARKMD PERBONALI'IEB . Tall, spare, of gentlemanly deport. monI, with thin aquilline features, long flowing grey beard and thick mousu tacho, and faulblessly dresserd, Mr. IIH, Byron Moore, au he stando on the lawn at Flemington chatting to a vict. regal party, or it engaged ohowing round a group of distinguished visitors, is assuredly one of Melbourne'u notw bilities. The sporting world knows him as secretary of the Victoria Racing Club, And a right good secretary, too, say the non partisan members of that olub and the general racing public. The latter find in Mr. Moore a man who is easy to approach, but with whom at the same time no liberties may be taken, He does not claim to know anything of the inwardness of racing it is questionable whethtr he ever made a bet on any event on his own or any other course, All the anwe, Mr. Mnoore has proved himnself a capable adminis. trator has, in short, during his long term of c flioe, dis...
CARAPOOEE. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
OARAPOOEE. ·-- --c- (From a Curreepondent,) Theu pionic and ball held here on Friay last, in aid of the State sobool fuind, pauIted off very auooessafully. The wtather wau all that could be desired, Everybody had a thoroughly enjoyable time-a result to a large extent due to tho very complete arrangements of the comuunittee and hon. eecretary (Mr, W, Urowhurt), Special attention wag given to theI pleaure of the children, each of whow received a prize, Following are the results of thbe eports : Married Menu's Race (prim, bag of iI or, pgift of Messre Jae Maloolm and Co.)-E Evans, 7 yde, 1; W. Itynp, 7 yda, 2 If. ieleten, i yde,, . , 1. Evans (last) reoeived the bogey prli, a walking lstick, gi'ft of Messts Jag, Rowe and Son.e, Mi rlr'Ed Women's Race (p'ijs,abops, gifte of Mr. 8'an. Bray, and trophies, gift of Meeessrs Jae, Rows and Sonse). Mr (G. Constahle 1, Mr. E. Evans 2, Mrs 11 Torney 3 Boys' Rioe, under 14-U Evans 1, F OChill 2, O Oibill 3. Stepping the Obhain-A Jeremiab 1, D. Wo...
SHIRE OF KARA KARA. DATES OF COUNCIL MEETING [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
SHIRE OF KARA KARA. DATES OF COUNCIL MEETINO The Kara Kara Shire Counail will umrOt on tho following date : May ,. ,,. 7 June ., ... ... 4 July .. ,, ,, 2 Augueb ... ,,, 6 September 3.. 5, 5 October . ,,. ,.. 1 October , *,, . , 29 D ofmber ,,, ,.. 3
NEW POSTAL RATES. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
NEW POSTAL RATES. The new postal rates, including penny poetago on lettersu, came into force on the lot of May, The reduced ratoe are a. folow : 'TIIROUGHOUT COMMONWEALTH AND PAPUA. Letters, Id per 4 oz, Letter cards, single, id each, Do,, reply, Id each half, Post cards, single, Id each, Do,, reply, Id each half, Printed papers, Okd per 2 oz, Ioohs, printod-outoldo Australla, Ojd per 4 o, ; in Australia, Ojd per 8 or, Magazines-Printed in Australls, 0 d per 8 oz,; printed outseldo Australla, O d per 4 o.z, ''Hansard," 0hd per 12 oz, Commercial papsre, patterns, sample, and merchandise, Id per 2 oz. OVER1SEA D)OMINIONS. Letters from thec'ommonweolth to the United Kingdom, overses dominions, British colonies and proteotorates, except the Now Hebrides, Id per ý oz. NEW ZEALANJD AND) THE ISLANDS leia rates to New Zealand, vtji and IBritish Solomon Islands are: Letters, Id k oz, Post cards, single, id. D)o,, reply, Id each half. Letter cards, single, Id, Do, reply, ld each half, Msagazi...
BOROUGH COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
BOROUGH OOUNOII. The ordinary meeting of the St. Arnnd Borough Council was held in the Council Chambere, Town Hall, on Monday evening, there being present: Ore, Rowe (Mayor), Manallack, Sloane, Grlgg, Straton, Onrbett, MAGlashan, and ReeOd, An apology was received fromin Or, M'Ktchnie, who was away in New South Walee. COlttIhIPONPDtNCGE. From G, 1. Odborne, secretary of the St. Arnaud Agricultural Soclety, stating that Ile committee had unanimruously adopted joint report of Council and Agri. cultural Soolety delegates re charges for use of Show yards -Received, Fronm :rald Dnyl, pariah priest, en" alosing ohcque £4/14/0, for uee of Town Hall on St. Patrick's night. He also called attention of counoll to tiila eatter, with a view either to the remiselon of the ahIron.l nP At Iopa in a inintn no uhn sports and ball on the 17th March are in ald of thi 0C4tholio primary schools, Catholico are not only taxed by the Government for the support of the State sohools, but also have to pay add...
ST. ARNAUD HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
8'rT, ARNAUD HOSPITAL. The monthly mooting of the cone tuitteo of management of the above institution was held bat the Town Hall on Friday night, whebon there were presonb-Mr, F. Manallack (president), Rev, U Doyle, Messs, WV, J. Rowe, W. A. Hogan, A. Ritchie, D, F. Pen. nington, M, P. Kelly, F 0, Blenoowo, J Woradoll, H, W. Dunkley, and J A, T, Moran, COIRtllEPONDENCE. From the mtawell Hospital, inquiring at what hours meals were served to the patients at the St. Arnaud Hospital -Attendid to, From W, Brain, Waterloo Plaino, enclosing cheque for £2/7 collected from threshing machine hands,--U ceived with ilhanks, From the Troeasury, to the Ofl ct that £600 had bhon allocated to the St. Arnaud Hfosptal for the year ending 30th Jan', 1914.-Received, FINANCE Accounts amounting to £141/11/5 were passed for payment, The ecre tary mentiorned that after providing for the monthly pay sheet, the bank account was in debit £93/13/1. The secoretary reported receipts for the past month £85/6/3 -...
MINING ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
MINING ITEMS.I 1PuzzIo Flat (I, M Co., I13aliba, April 2nd.d--Cutnr~ote d couitrulul! ohoot doors and cutting dOown nII1: leI(, Ili 1 O 1d inat, started alr drive to coUnnect iVjtlh main catft, Vuat mianli level extruided 26 fI, pa sing tirough grmiteo formiatiot, favorable for progiosv,
CALEDONIAN SPORTS. WEDNESDAY NEXT. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
OALEDONIAN SPORTS, WEDNESDAY NEXT, Very comupleto arrangements have been made for the annual demonstration on Wednesday next in connection with the Sb, Arnaud and District Uiledonlan Society, The sports will he held on the Show grounds as usual, Spreolal preparations are under way for the procession, which is timed to leave the weighbridge at 11 am,, and it is ex. pected a number of members will join in on horseback, Special interest has been centred in the Great Oaledoulan Wood Chop, which is sure to be a fea. ture of the general amusement during the afternoon; as also will the Tug. of-War, Ino addition to three the pro. grammeno comprises piping and dancing oompetitions, Squlne and pedestrian events, etc, Entries for the equine event. close on Friday next, and for the wood chop on Saturday, The celebration will conclude with a grand concert at the Town Hall In the evening, when patrons will have the opportunity of participating in what is sure to prove a genuine musical treat, The...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
LOQAL AND GENERAL. Owing to the Easter holidays, there will be no publication of the St. Arnaud iratcunv on Saturday next, Mr. M. P. Kelly, draper, notifies that he has added large new season's purchases to his extensive stook of drapery. Mesars Thomas Morrow and Co, hold a sale of stock at Ilealiba on Tuesday next, The banks and public ctioes will be closed on Fridoy, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday next, The Stawell Coursing Club oaptured 13 hares at a drive held at Marnoo on Saturday, and the club now hoe 100 hares in the enaclosure, The committee of the Carapooee State school, by advertisement in another column, thank all who gave donations and assisted at the pionlo on Friday last, Mr. WV. H. Pattereon, Presbyterian mlissionary at Bealilis, has been transferred to Scotsburn, near Buninyong. His successor is Mr. Robe, Thompeon, of Goornong, The Premier intends leaving Melbourne for Mildura by the 5.10 pn , train on the 13th May (arriving in Mildura at 7.20 on Thursday) and will com...
THE STATE DEBTS. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
THE STATE DEBTS, A SEN11nAL hope will be expressed that the efforb being made by the Common wealth Government to bring about some workable scheme for the consolidation of the State debts will be successful, This subject has been before the people of Australia for many years, When the idea of the federation of the colonies of Australia was first broached, one of the main arguments in favor of such a course was that the consolidation of the debts would enalle a largo savine to be (ffected in the interest payable on these, In some estimates this was placed so high that it was said that the whole cost of governing the Oummon wealth would be paid by it, UI course this only included the actual cost of government-the Parliament, the Governor General, and similar services -and did not embrace the antioipated outlay upon the Defence and other departments, Since then it has become clear that the credit of the Common. wealth is not appreciably better than that of the individual States, As one ...
MINISTERIAL VISIT. OPENING OF THE HIGH SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
MINISTERIAL VISIT. OPENING OF THE HIGH SCHOOL. His WorRhip the Maynr announoed at the Borough Council meeting oni Monday night that hl had been notified, through Mr. J. W. Pednnington, M.L.A , that the Hon, the Minister of Education (Sir Alexinder Peacock) would be in St. Arnaud on Friday, 24th inst., when he would open the High Sohool, The Minister will be aooompaniled by Mr. Tate, Director of Education, Mr. R. Campbell, head teacher of the local State School, has also been advised by Mr. J. W, Pennington, ML,.A., that the Minister of Education and the Direotor of Education intend visiting St. Arnaud on Friday, 24th ines,
The Very Latest Melbourne, Tuesday evening. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
Ihe Very Latest Melbourne, Tuesday evoening. Wheat,--The London tmarket is cabled easier. Locally, 3/01 is offered, but little Ia doing in view of the hollidays, Flour, £0. Oate, 1/0 to 1/10 Chaff, £3/5, Hay, £41/10 to £6. Potatoes, £4 to £4110, Onlonse, £6/10 to £0. The PIromiors' Conference wos continued today, Mr. Griffiths anuounoed that New South Wales, Viotoria and Southi Australia, hid arrived at an agreement on the Murray waters question, and thise had booeen slned during the afternoon. It provides for a eon. tribution of £1,000,000 each from Victoria New South Wales, South Australia and the Commonwealth towards the coat of look. iug the river waters, Mr. Oritflths, in makingl the announoemet, saied ho was glad that atwenty years' dispute over the question had been settlold at lat.--Mr. Watt made a lonu address on the States debts question, which was finally left over for the next con. turneoo.-The matter of CUommonwealth Savings ank competition was referred to the Treasurer...
PRODUCE MARKETS. Melbourne, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
l'I:OD)UCE MARKETU. Melbouturne, Friday. Wool--Owing to the abetnoo of salee, few transactions have taken pla.o locally. The next sale will be hold on Weduneday, 22nd inst,, when close on 2,000 bales will be offered by the various brokers, Sheepaklins. -Small supplies were offered thls week., CUompetltio throughout the sa'e was keen for all descriptions, Iho n t ukes being fibm and unchanboged. Hides.-(gord a talogui a were submitted at this weIk's auction sales. Compttitaon wasee keen for all welghtsla, nod prices were fully miintainrd Tallow - Large suppliea of tal ow wero again i ff:red at Wednesday's auctiun sales, Good comn. petltlon ruled, and no alteration was shown in the mrket!, Furred skins, etc.-Small catalogues were offered at Monday's naotion sales, Rabbit skine weoro in good demand and sold freely at lits rates Fox skins were not in request, and sold 5/ to 10/ per dozen In buyers favor, iallardt, Saturday, There is very little alteration to note in the produce markets ...
CORRESPONDENCE. LAND TAX ARREARS. (To the Editor of the MERCURY.) [Newspaper Article] — St Arnaud Mercury — 8 April 1914
OORRESPONDENGE, LAND TAX ARREARS, (To the Editor of the Mcuinutty,) Sio,-In refercnoo to the largely attended meeting of Ifarmers lately hold for the eon seldorat ion of the above antjact, it would appear that a quite unneocesary amount of fuse is being made over the matter. 'T1he trouble seems to have origiunleo from the tine when laudholdore were, for land tax purposee, directed to value their properties, and when meethnrs of farmeor wore held, at which rosolutiona were paeaed fixing the unimprovoedl value uf wheat growing land at a uaximum of £4 per acre, It woas only to be ext:eered that that valuation would in many instaooe bhe ex. seeded by the otliolal valuer when he made hite rounds--hence Ihq prerent sator of indignation. But it is surely hardly worth while to artrange for a monster deputation to the Premier to ask that the areare.-tlihe excess of tax olaimed as between the owuner' and otlicial valuno'e valuations--he not for lihe present colletoted, ate A mliuaount involvt...