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Agricultural Shows [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
Agricultural Shows The following dates of district agricultural shows and horse par ades were fixed at- the Murtoa conference on Marrch 5, 1914:— SHOWS ... ■ ■ ■ i Natimuk, 16th or 30th Sept. Rupanyup,. 18!h or 16th. Sept. Horsham, October 1 and 2. Minvip, Octoblr 6. Nhiil. October 7. Warracknabeal, October 9. j Beulah, October 13. Dimboola, October 14. Hopetouri, October 16., Stnwell, October 15 and 16. ..; Jcparit, October 20. f "'^j|urt0;t) October 21. Rainbow, October 23.
New Source for paper. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
New Source for paper. A new. paper-making process de scribed to the Paris • Academy of Sciences has suggested new possi bilities for the French colonies. Paper is made by felting cellulose, the elastic envelope of vegetable cells, and the new process is claim ed to clean and make available much cellulose cheaper than that of wood. The plants include bam boo, alfalfa, poppy, sorghum, rice, maize, and seaweeds.' Most pro mising of all is the banana, which on an equal area yields 133 times as much material as wheat, and is. estimated to supply two tons of excellent pulp per acre every ten months, while the product of a pine forest, cut every sixty years, is only half a ton of pulp per acra annually.
Japan Like Britain: Hard Pressed For Land. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
Japan Like Britain : H3rd ] Pressed For Land. ■ — 4 The peculiar agricultural limita tions of Japan were brought out in a recent paper by Miss 13. C. Seinplo to the Royal CJeographical Society. .With an equable island climate nnd food from both land and sen, the conditions favoured the de velopment of early civilisation, but the lack of new area to cultivate for the growing population soon brought the stage of intensive agri culture. Production within the is land area has been handicapped. Forests and barren land' make culti vation rare above 2,300 feet, and the arable land of Japan proper is only 14.37 per cent. of the total urea, which is a lower percentage than is known elsewhere except in Finland, Sweden, and Norway— sparsely populated countries. The staple crop, rice, is confined to tho vicinity of rivers and streams. The available soil' is not of fertile kind, and low efliciency is promoted by the practical absencc of stock-rais ing. A few attempts to reclaim barren and ill-wa...
ORDINARY MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
ORDINARY' MEETING Mr. Sanders vacated the chair In favor of Mr. Barnes, one, of "the uewly-elected vice-preeidents, who returned thanks for the honor con ferred upon him, and remarked that he would do hi.s best for the association during the ensuing year. (Applause.) ' CORRESPONDENCE From Katyil Telephone League, seeking co-operation to have the post office kept open until' S p.m. daily, in order to fall .into line with Dimboola. To be informed that the local post office is open for telephonic purposes until 8 p.m. daily, and hoping that, the Katyii League will he successful in its effort. From Railway Commissioners, per favor of Mr. John Gray,M.L.A. in reference to the train service. Satisfaction, was expressed .with the alteration of the Rainbow train service which commenced on Mon day. From Mr. S. Sampson, M.P., re the request of a light at the Post Oflice'en trance. Received. From Mr. M. Nnllv, secretary State Rivers and Water ^Supply Commission, intimating tliat the various sug...
Bulk Handling of Grain CANDIAN EXPERT TO REPORT [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
Bulk Handling of Grain CANDIAN EXPERT TO REPORT | The selection of an expert to advise the Ministry on the question of providing for the handling and shipment of grain in bulk was the subject of a conference on Friday between the Premier (Mr. Watt), the Minister for Railways (Mr. Mackinnon), and two of the Rail way Commissioners (Mr. Fitzpat rick and Mr. Norman). Subse quently Mr. Watt stated that he was sending a cable message to Sir Thomas Tail, who was formerly chairman of the Victorian Railway Commissioners', and is now in Canada, asking him to supply cer tain information. He was not able, at present, to say anything more definite, but he hoped that the services of a suitable man would be secured shortly.
Sympathetic Farmers NEIGHBOR'S CHOP SOWN A UNIQUE SPECTACLE [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
Sympathetic Farmers NEIGHBOR'S CHOP SOWN A UNIQUE SPECTACLE An example of the sympathetic nature of the district farmers was demonstrated on Wednesday last, when a large number assembled to take part in a working bee for the purpose of putting in a crop on the farm of Mr. II. L. Boneham, near Lake Ilindmarsh. Mr. Boneham, has, unfortunately, been unable to farm his land this season through sickness. The idea originated from Messrs. R. W. Dunn and C. E. Helyar, and these two gentle men, together with those who helped to make the "working bee" so successful, deserve every credit for their laudable desire to render assistance in the time of need. At 7.30 a.m. three teams hnd yoked up, but the main con tingent did not start operations till between nine and ten o'clock. Once the teams had got going at an even pace everything went off swimmingly, and, indeed, the land "seemed to be in the know," for it turned over in a surprising manner and there was not the slightest hitch, the general s...
The British Budget MIXED FEELINGS PREVAIL MUCH DISCUSSION EXPECTED London, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
The British Budget MIXED FEELINGS PREVAIL MUCH DISCUSSION EXPECTED London, Wednesday. Although the Budget delivered by Mr. Lloyd George, Chancellor of the Exchequer, on Monday, has been received without excitement the Stock Exchange and the Unionists are amazed at the piling up of new taxes upon one class. Liberals have received the Bud get with mixed feelings, generally welcoming the comprehensive scheme to grapple with the rela tions between Imperial and local taxation. Members are no longer talking of a summer holiday because the Budget is so controversial. Mr. Lloyd George, the Chancel lor of the Exchequer has, for the first time on record, to raise over £200,000,000 to meet the estimated expenditure in 1914-15.
Auctioneers' Reports. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
Auctioneers' Reports. Messrs. Ilagelthorn and Bolton, Ilor isham, report a, moderate yarding of sheep at their yards on Saturday last. Crossbred weaners made 17s Id ; aged crossbred ewes, 13s lid; comeback and crossbred weaners (mixed) 15s 6d : and merino "wethers, from llis 6d to 15s 6d. At onr Winchelsea sale on Wednesday, April 29th, about 2000 sheep were dis posed of, Shropshire ewes uaking 20s, crossbred ewes 10s 4d to 18s Cd, cross bred weaners lis to 12a (id, and merino ewes from 12s to 13s lOd. At our Jeparit sale on Thursday, April 30th, merino wethers made 10s.
The Skin Market Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
The Skin Market Wednesday. Tlie Australian, Mercantile, Land and Finance Go. Limited, reportSheep skins: Fairly good catalogues were offered at auction this week. Bidding was very brisk throughout- the sale, and the market for all well grown skins advanced ijfd per lb. Other classes sold at late rates. Hides: Average supplies were submitted at this week's auction, and«buyers were in full attendance. Tli 2 market again showed weakness, and compared with the previous auctions prices were }£d per lb lower, whilst badly flayed and sloppy conditioned lots declined jd per lb. Tallow: Offer ings were large on Wednesday. The market again showed weakness in badly rendered lines which declined 15s to 20s per ton. All good colored lines sold at late rates.
TWO WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
TWO WOMEN. From Mrs. M. Darcy, 103 St. Leonard's-road, Ascot Vale, Vic toria. " Some years ago, I began to suf fer from various liver and kidney troubles, arising no doubt from a severe cold I contractcd about that time, and which nearly prostrated me. From thence on I experienced acute pain in the back and sides, and under the shoulder blades. The slightest pressure 011 the liver would cause me intense pain. I suffered like this for a long while without any prospect of relief, I having tried so many re-' medics without avail. As a last re source I decided to try a course of Warner's Safe Cure, which had been j highly recommended to me by friends who had derived great benefit from taking the medicine. After taking a few bottles of Warner's Safe Cure my health improved rapidly, and I was soon effectually cured and free from all the pain and discomfort which has assailed me for so many years." From Mrs. Eva Sharrer, 24 Hanover strett, Windsor, Vic " Some years ago I was taken -with vi...
Terrible Mine Disaster SEVEN MEN KILLED THE CAUSE A MYSTERY [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
Terrible Mine Disaster SEVEN MEN KILLED - THE CAUSE A MYSTERY Tbe most appalling accident in the history of Bendigo mining occurred at the Great Extended Hustler's mine, at about 10 o'clock on Saturday night, when an ex .plosion destroyed the lives of £even men. The whole staff were work ing at the 1053 foet level. The deaths were mercifully instantane ous. The cause of the accident will be an unsolved mystery, and it will be buried with the men in their graves, that is, even if they knew, which ia by no means a certainty. Many are the conjectures, for many are the probabilities, but expert mining men who viewed the scene of the accident on Sunday, and took into account the whole sur roundings, including the positions where the bodies were found, asserted that the cause will never be definitely known. Moreover, some of the theories, if followed to their'logical conclusion, would fix the blame on any or all of the deceased. Fortunately the opinion of Mr. J. E. M'Coll, mining inspec t...
FIGHTING FOGS. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
. FIGHTING FOGS. That London's "particular" — the yellow*; pea-soup atmosphere which sometimes sbttles over the Metropolis and materially adds to doctors' bank ing accounts—may bo abolished is the hope held out by a French scient ist, M. Onderio, the head 'of the Lyons Observatory, whose novel rem edy is to be pilt to the test at Lyons. The French city suffers almoBt as much from fogs as London, and M. Onderio has formed the theory that these fogs are due to the enormous evaporation from the Rivers Rhone and Saone, as they flow through that city. This theory is shared by other scientists, who attribute London fog*, to the vapor arising from the Thames, as well as to the excessive stroke. Whereas other scientists, however, have usually proposed to banish fogs by attacking them when they have once been formed in the air, M. On derio proposes to prevent their forma tion by a very simple plan. His idea is to suppress £7ie rising of the water vapor by covering the surface of the rivers w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
THE TRUSTEES' ASSOCIATION LTD., S9-91 QUEEN ST., MELBOURNE. Value of Trust Estate, appro*., £2.700.000. AUTHORISED CAPITAL,, £250,000. SUBSCRIRED, £150 000. A"Mj CLASSES OF TRUSTEE AND EXECUTOR BUSINESS. All the Directors have country interests, and Country Estates are a Specialty. DIRECTORS—W. jr. Hyndman, Esq., ' Chairman: Colin Templeton, Esq.: Hon. John Thomson, M.L.A.; Harry P. Ilcnty, Esq. Money to Lend without Commission. Applications will be promptly dealt with and Valuation Fees, etc., quoted. Manajror: Arthur Grenbry Outhwaite. J.P. Send for Association's Pamphlet, Riving fullest information. The IDEAL HAIR.DYEING COMB BY SIMPLY COMBING THE HAIR anyahado of brown »r a brilliant blaok ii Impcirtad. I>oe* not diicolor akin nor tcalp. Cleanly nnd «a«y to n*e. Succais certain. Improve* thft llair. GnarAnt«ed harmless and free from mineral polion. "Priro 7/A with full dlranions, and J. 11H I/O) C\Tri»B« paid anywhere. THE UNION CO., 299 Elizabeth Street, Melb. BEARD CUPPER \...
Personal Paragraphs. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
Personal Paragraphs. A painful accident happenod to Mr.- L. Etherton, who is in the employ of Mr. \V. Friebel, on Saturday afternoon. He was freaking in a young horse and had ridden the animal around the homestead paddock several times, when it started bucking, with the result that the rider was unseated. Mr. Etherton was thrown violently on to the ground, sustaining an injury to his collar bone. The injury was attended to by Dr. Perrins, and the sufferer is now progressing satisfactorily. Mr. Austin J. Barnes, clerk of Petty Sessions at Rainbow, has been appointed a commissioner for taking affidavits in the State of Victoria. Mr. Ralph G. Bond has rtsigned his position as secretary of the Horsham Agricultural Society, and is joining the staff of Mr. F. W. Grabsch, commission agent, of Horsham. Dr. R. B. Perrins, - who, with Mrs. Perrins, had been spending a holiday in the city since the end of March, returned home on Satur day evening. During the EaBter holidays Mr. Phil Ryan and h...
Progress Association. ANNUAL MEETING. DR. R. B. PERRINS ELECTED PRESIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
Progress Association. .ANNUAL MEETING. DR. R. B. PERRINS ELECTED PRESIDENT. The annual meeting of the Rainbow Progress Association was held at the Mechanics' Hall on Monday evening. Mr. J. Sanders, ■who was voted to the chair, re ferred to the poor attendance, but thought it was wise to go forward, as the association since its incep tion had been a power for good. (Hear, hear.) BALANCE SHEET The treasurer (Mr. J. H. Mc Kenzie) read the audited balance sheet for the past year, which allowed the receipts to have been Is 5d in excess of the expenditure. The balance sheet was adopted on the motion of Messrs. Ryan and Murphy. ELECTION OP OFFICERS. President: Dr. R. B. Perrins. Vice-Presidents : Messrs. A. H. Beckwith (re-elected) and A. J. Barnes. Secretary: Mr. G. R. Riby (re ,v fleeted.) Treasurer : Mr .J. H. McKenzie (re-elected.) Executive Committee : Mr. A. Murphy, and the officers of the association. Auditors : Messrs. W. B. Sin clair and Alex. Macdonald. Collectors: Messrs. C. B. ...
To Pacify Ulster MR. ASQUITH TAKING STEPS London, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
To Pacify Ulster MR. ASQUITH TAKING STEPS London, Wednesday. Lord Robert Cecil (Unionist) asked Mr. Asquith, the Prime Minister, in the House of Commons yesterday, whether it was proposed to take any steps to give effect to the federal suggestions made by Mr. Winston Churchill during the Ulster debate last week. Mr. Asquith yl am taking steps which peem to me the likeliest to condono a possible settlement. Lord Robert Cecil : Is the House ofCominonsnotto.be allowed to have any choice in the matter? Mr. Asquith : Certainly.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
In Memoriam. PKRKINS—Iu loving memory of our beloved daughter Allie, who passed away May 4th, 1905 A litUo while and we shall ' meet again those gone before; " , * y Alittle while and care, grief and pain shall he no more, But e'er we reach that land of endless day beyond the sun We must take up our crossf and meekly • say, God's will be done. Though lost to sight, to memory very dear. Sadly missed. —Inserted by her loving parents It. A. andE. A. Perkins.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Rainbow Argus — 9 May 1914
YOUNG BROTHERS Auctioneers, Stock and Station Agents. I'/M/s * ctenofc- pfoccs where Youna Btcs J hafe Branches £ Safe Yards. - .. c f Crosses x denote p/accs Young £r&lt;is havo. "active. Co-Ajtnfs % XOfrTOV* , Tr^ ifrAaty* j. J'■ resort AtA„r)&lt;^y I > C ">&&"&lt; £eg0„ y™^Zr~4vn»*&lt;T \ I ctoistu>a^— &lt;Q"£dZ,,7o~ \ /?S&lt; ^T7% HEAD OFFICES, Horsham, Mill & Hamiiton BRANCHES, Kainbow, Caster to n, Terang, Murtoa, "Vlinyip, Warracknabcal, Beulah, Kupanyup, Dimboola, Goroke.Ararat, Natimuk, Donald, Jeparit & Kaniva. LV AGENCIES -Strathdownie, Lake Bolac; Banyena, Pensburst, Balmoral, Hopetoun. Auction and Clearing Sales conducted in any part of the State and South Australia. LAND SALES A SPECIALTY. Trucking arrangements Mndo lor Fat Stock Going to Ballarat and Melbourne Markets. Unlimited Amounts of Trust Money to Lend at Ruling Rates. Clearing1 Sale. Horses, Buggy, Harness, Piano, Furnitur...