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COMMERCIAL. DISTRICT MARKETS. COHUNA MARKET Tuesday, 11th. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
COMMERCIAL. DISTRICT MARKETS. COHUNA MAKKIiT. Tuesday, lltli. Charles I,. King reports having held liis monthly sale of stock at Cohuna last Tuesday, when lie had forward a small yarding of cattle and pigs. Fat cows fetched to £l 10s; store heifers (18 months) to £2 lis; poddies, to 53s; springers; to £\ 10s. A large quantity of sundries wa» also disposed of. Geo. A. Bence S: Co. report Having held tlieir usual monthly stock sale on Tuesday.. . There was a Rood , vardmj? of-cauls. which . sold-:. :#%}; fO-iO&lt;vfS:^-I*'at"cows.- £b. a» u> £l £&; 1 spnnaers, j£&lt;1-to v6(>; young cnttk', to j£31; sheep, to 18s 6d. Pigs: large yarding. Slips, 25s to 38s; young pigs, 14s to 27s 6d. Poultry -turkey's, 6s 6d; duck's, 3s 9d. KHHAXG STOCK MARKET. Friday, 7th August. Andrew S. Muir and Co., report having held their usual fortnightly stock sale at their yards on the above date, for which only a small yarding of cattle came forward., There was a good attendance...
Football. WEE WEE RUP V. COHUNA. THE DEBACLE. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
Football. A WKK WKR RUP V. COHUNA. TMK DKHACLK. - «« -. ?' MICH as tetne- were still suffering from recent injuries or-as in the case of ". Craven-from influenza and liialaise. The'game itself calls for little comment. From the start Wee Wee Rup asserted a marked superiority over their opponent, who seemed to have lost spirit as well as energy for effective play. Before the first quarter had expired the two teams were already dis located and almost all the men were on the ball. Nevertheless the game was fast, and occasion ally there were brilliant exhibitions of hand ball work especially on the Columa side. But these displays were almost as brief as the oorrus cations of a comet. The visitors were unusually weak and unsure in their kicking, and when they did get good goal kicks they gen erally kicked deplorable wides. They seemed to be demoralised. Wee Wee Run, on the other hand, played with their usual intensity and vigor. The Radleys. in par ticular, were feverishly alert. Lazarus...
BENDIGO LIVE STOCK MARKET. SHEEP. Monday, August 10. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
.DENDIGO LIVE STOCJv MAUKBT^ 7 - I SHEBl\ Monday, August Willi the usual proportion of sheep by road ami ;i!iaitt 2»» trucks which arrived by rail, tin; total yarding numbered 1032. The bulk of th&lt;» vard ing was middlin# descriptions of sln»«»p and store linos, with a limited number of good to prime quality. The u^ual attendance of local and outside butchers was operating on everything /it for ibc trade, but the" effect, as theresult or the war news on the skin market was earlv noticeable, only prime Jieavv sheep rea lised firmer quotations, and (hough the demand was not so (Inn, prices were un altered. For middling and useful des criptions the market showed a substan tial fall, prices obtained being from Is Od to 2s below last week's rains. As the butchers only bought IhWr shortest requirements, meaty sheep wore quite negb'cied, and were hard to quit at very low rates. Only a moderate number of fanners and gr.iy.jnrs were present, and rdthongh there way an increased yard...
MACORNA. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
MACORNA. A full meeting of the Macorna branch of the A.W.N I.eogue'was hold in the Rccliabite Hall last week, Mrs. Peel (president) in the' chair. After the ordinary business had' been disposed of a' pleasant I afternoon tea took placed in order to give members an opportunity to say good-bye to two of their num ber, Mrs. and Miss Wakeman, who are leaving: Macorna to reside in Behdigo. The President.expressed regret at the loss the branch would sustain, as Mrs. Wnkemari had been a most energetic member. She also conveyed the good wishes of - the branch to . the departing guests. Mrs. ISramley and Mrs. Darvall supported the remarks of the president. Mrs. Wakeman suitably responded. A Rccliabite parade was held at the Minclia West Methodist Church on Sunday last, when a special service was conduced by the Rev. Featonby, the Macorna * I.O.R. Federal Tent being largely repre | scnted. Special hymns were sung, and-the choir nicely* rendered two an*hcms". A special song service was held in...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
Messrs, LHolmesMuir and jifeCrapp, ^ SURGEON'DENTISTS, Ot Cromwell House, corner of Collins aiid Russell - streets, Melbourne, and Hawthorne's Building, Victoria-street, Kcrang, beg to notify that their . MR. Tlios. A. YOUNG, Dentist, ? Visits Comma every Fourth Thursday, anil nmy be consulted at Mrs. Wnylens' Boanliu'shouse. Next Visit: THURSDAY, Sept. 3rd. Macorna: Sept. 24th. Consultations free. Melbourne prices. Miss Gertrude Schier, D.M.S.U., Itegs to announce that she is prepared to receive PUPILS FOR PIANOFORTE . AT ^I'DonauVs Cofvuu Palace, COHUNA, ijvcry Tuesday, commencing Juty 7th. Miss Scliier 1ms matriculated in Music, . anil holds first and second class Diplomas. Private address : "LochU-l," Mer'd. DRESSMAKING ! Hisses'L. & 3L Fiiidlay,''' . Mpffit's, Collins-street Melbourne) Bey to announce that they have cstabished a Dresmaking Business ' AT LEITCHVILLE. Tiife latest designs, styles and finish guaranteed. To Builders, Contractors and Others. Heil Bros., BRIC...
LIVESTOCK MAKES AGRICULTURE PERMANENT. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
LIVESTOCK MAKES AGRICUU TURE PERMANENT. Every trno farmer desires to fol low a system of ngriculturo that will not only keep up tho fertility of til* hind but, where possible, imp'rovo it. There are ways of keeping the farm -.11 to it-) (.> i-inal fertility without livoslo"!;. but i. is fnr easier, mora olVoDtive nrnl iroro prontnblo when livestock is kept. Livestock not only belongs on every farm for tho beno fieiM effect it has upon tho soil, but because it brings forth a grcator do , niiiii.l for knowledge and understand" ing which ill itself is attractive and interesting;. Furthermore, livestock gives nn' oppuvuiflHy .to. frail a lutga ,c/i&lt;hi;'iiit..«*^iniilcvjnl .whteh WoilliV V" ? wasted" bo' ftir !nr. '.fonii''fw inimit.Vifty tB doiicerned. Profcw«i>r Geo. C. Hum phrey in speaking of livestock and permanent ngrieulturo soys: "There must bo a permanent agri culture if people aro to continue tc mcreiii-e in number and strength, nnd live iii n fair degree of pr...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
? - TARPAULINS, FLYS, HORSE RUGS, FLAGS. PIG NETS, WATER BAGS, ; : -- CART COALERS, VERANDAH BLINDS, Best Quality and Workmanship at Lowest Prices. OIL COATS and KNEE RUGS, our own make, a Specialty. LARGE STOCK MARQUEES FOR HIRE. WHITE FOE QUOTATIONS FOR All.' KINDS OF OAKVAS GOODS. Country Orders Promptly Attended to. 1. Chamberlin (Late J. HARWOOD), HARGREAVES ST.' (OPP- Savings Bank), BENDIGO. ^ Fiiriiiitittre Sale : AT , MORLEY JOHNSON'S, MITCHELL STREET BENDIGO. OAK SIDEBOARD, 6ft. .... .. .. £16 10 o NOW. in to o OAK DININGROOM SUITE .. .. 12 10 o NOW 810 o CHESTERFIELD COUCHES, 6ft... ' 7 10 o NOW 4 10 o OAK BEDROOM SUITES . 19 10 o NOW 15 10 o SOLID'WALNUT OVERMANTELS ' all Betfelled Glass, from . . ... '.. .. . . .. .. o 19 6 . ; . WICKER SETTEES .. .. .. .. .. .... .. 30/-, NOW 21/- each. FOLDING WARDROBES .. .. .. ..14/6, NOW 7/11 cach. WE PACK AND DELIVER FREE ON ALL CASH ORDERS - DURING SALE. CARPETS - LINOLEUMS - CROCKERY -- GLASSWARE 4 . EQUALLY REDUCED. MORLEY JOHNS...
How He Got His Idea. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
How He Got His Idea. ChnsTmns was not too far distant, and Willio had been making some private investigations. At last ha cateuhised his mother like this: "JIamma, does Santa Cluus got in hi* sloigli on Christmas Evo and dire around to all tli houses ol all the little boys and girls t" "Yes, dear." "Ho must bo pretty quick to visit oil the little boys and girls in one night." "He is, dear." "Well, I don't believe ho does it in that way," was Willio's next thought ful remark; "I believe ho plans ahead and docs somo of his work before hand." "What mates yon think so, 'Wil lio?" "Well, I-I- notieo that he's got all tho things I asked for put away 011 tlie top of tho closet shelf already, that's all."
Why Not? [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
Why Not? [To was n very cute mnrf. wns Jiin Makosure. Going into a tobacconist's &lt;hop bo asked for an ounce of thick twist Tt was handed to him, already cut and wrapped up. "Would you mind trusting me with it?" said Jim. "Certainly not," said the tobacco nist. "T do not know you>:and have not seen yon before." "In that case, then* would you mind putting the twist on the scales, bccause I do not know you. and have not seen you before," said Jim Make sure.
GUNBOWER. IRRIGATION SCHEME ADOPTED. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
GUI?BOWER. IRRIGATION" SCIIEMU ADOPTED. After many weeks of irresolute discussion the farmers of the Gun bower Island at Gunbower have decided on adopting a cooperative irrigation scheme for watering loc al lands. They have been driven to this determination by the in creasing pressure of circumstances. The absense of rain has reduced the country around to something resembling the Sahara desert. Theri are fine lucerne paddocks aggregating 670 acres on the Is land , btit little is expected of these in the absense of rain. Water in some shape is consequently imper ative if stock are to be kept alive. Some twenty or more Gunbower Island farmers met again last Sat urday to reconsider the whole mat ter, with Mr/ W. Roland in the chair. The Straight Cut scheme previously detailed in the "Far mers' Weekly," was rediscussed, but the initial cost was felt to offer too serious an obstacle to admit of its adoption. That schemc invol ved, it was pointed out, the excav ation of 16,000 cubic yards...
GERMAN RESERVISTS. SEARCHING THE COHUNA DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
GKRMAN liKSliRVISTS. SEARCHING THE COIIUNA j:j.K DISTRICT. . A local incident occurred last Sunday afternoon which brought home to the people even at Cohuna the grim reality of tlie situation. As residents of the town were quietly walking in full enjoyment of the beautifully bright and gen ial air, two motor cars containing armed soldiers from Kerang sud denly appeared in Main Street. They were after suspected German reservists. The party was com prised of I.eiut. Trihilcoek, a ser geant and a private of the Kerang detachment of the 67th Infantry. Accompanying the military was plain clothes constable Tysoe, of Kerang. Having taken up con stable Samblebe, the party set off to several residences in the dis trict. but the Germans in this dis trict are all good naturalised Aus tralians, and the search was conse quently without any positive result. In the streets of Cohuna the soldiers suddenly bailed up an old and respected Cohuna resident named Radovich, a native of Aus tria. liefore h...
OTHER VOLUNTEERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
OTHF'R VOI.UN'fKKRS. Mr. W. K. Peverill, the* well known motorist of Colutna . is try ing to get a place with his fast motor cycle in the expeditionary army that is being filled Up by Australia for service at the front. In his eagerness to succeed he has made his application through as many as five different agencies. Ex-Sergeant J. C. Harris former ly of the Victorian Ranges, who volunteered over a week ago for service abroad, docs not yet know whether his application has been accepted. He hopes to take his new fast motor bike with him should he be chosen.
The Drought. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
The Drought. The first touch of Spring is in the air, and the dry weather still persists. The warm days arc stim ulating the growth of grass in moist and sheltered places, but the whole northern country is suffering badly. The present season offers a stern lesson to those dairymen who put their whole trust in the pre carious natural water supply. Xever again, one may imagine, will they commit themselves and their stock to the uncertainties of each season without , providing against a possible shortage in the Autumn rainfall ; that is, where such a contingency can be pro vided against. Hut how are small, hand-to-mouth settlers to make this provision in the absence of capital and the presence of heavy taxation ? Meanwhile it is wonder ful h°\v the supply of cream keeps up at the various district factories. Those at Column are still turning out their tons of butter a week. And since all the district irrigation channels have been kept flowing, we may expect the laud shortly to regain so...
REFERENCES IN THE CHURCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
RIvKICRKNCKS IN THE CHURCHES. As was to be expected in the circumstances, the great European Conflict, suggested special sermons Inst Sunday to the clergy of the district, and more or less extensive references were made to the sub-' ject in the churches. Preaching at Craumer Anglican church on Sunday evening to a full congregation upon the text: Isaiah II, 1-4 ; the Rev. R. H. Simmons said the Christian church ought to oppose . war. It was a deadly and wrong way to settle international disputes. Apart from the fearful loss of life, the human misery and the waste of wealth it involved, it goffered no guarantee that - right -would gain the day. . For generally the side that happened to be the strongest got the victory, and; the side that was in the right . might go .doiyti .being the'weaker of the two. "Na tions somfitiipes used their superior power to injure others, as when Great Britain forccd the dfnum traffic upon China. -Private duels were How condemned as unworthy of modern civi...
THE European War. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
THE European War. Barely a fortnight-one of the .fehost eventful fortnights""iii thehj> tory of the world, may we not say? - has classed since the awful storm broke over Kurope, and vct within four days of the declaration of war by Husband the German fleets have been securely driven into corners, and the fairway of the seas re-opened to general British com merce. Hank of Knglaud discount rates-ami this is particularly sig nificant-have fallen, first from 10 to 6, and then from 6 to 5 per cent., whilst war insurance rates are standing; at -I guineas. In other words, British trade has already successfully withstood the first brunt of the battle shock, and the dreaded spectre of commercial paralysis and famine prices have already vanished into thin air. All this too without, so far as can be learnt,, a single naval battle of any moment, or any considerable loss of human life. This is an immediate British triumph for which to be deeply grateful. So much for the present outlook on the...
THE Cohuna Farmers' Weekly. Friday, Aug. 14, 1914. THE FEDERAL ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
THU Cohuna Farmers' Weekly. Friday, Aug. 14, 1914. TI1K FKDKRAt, ELECTIONS. IT is very much to be wished that the country will not proceed with the Federal elections iti the present grave national crisi.}. To (lo so 'will be to inevitably introduce violently distracting and embitter ing elements at a time when it is" supremely important that the whole mind of Australia should be con centrated enthusiastically and uudi -Yidj^ll}' itpoii-ilie &lt;jnc .vital issu^ of . defence. Beside that everything else pales into utter insignificance. To Ret that promised army of 20,000 men away at the earliest possible moment is now the pre dominating concern of everybody. That and the cognate tasks call for the instant and wholehearted co operation of the combined execu tive talent of both political parties. This is no time for bitter party strife. The one and only need of Australia is a strong, sagacious committee of public safety- the very strongest that a Ministry of all the talents can...
COHUNA RIFLE CLUB. SEVEN DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
COHUNA RIFLE CLUB. SEVEN DEFENCE VOLUN TEERS. A general and special meeting of members of the Cohuna Rifle Club was held at Frantz's Hall on Tnes day night for the purpose of con sidering a communication from the Defence department requesting a quota of 7 members to volunteer for the Light Horse, In view of the de fence requirements created by tlie liuropeati war. The club at Co huna numbers rather jnore than 30, arid most of the members duly, pre sented themselves. The chair was taken by Captain Stewart. . v A letter Was received with tlianks fronvMr. D. iJvaiis, a former mem ber of the New South Wales Lan cers, offering his services as drill instructor. ' : Mr. J. M'Kenzie King ofleredto provide one or two.trpop horses.if necessary. The matter having been put to the meeting, it was resolved to inform the Department thut tlie Cohuna club was i prepared to pro vide the &lt; quota mentioned, ? Th2 following- arc mentioned as volutin teers: Messrs., J.; 0. Hunter; H. Olsen, W....
PATRIOTISM AT COHUNA LADIES VOLUNTEER FOR AMBULANCE WORK. ENTHUSIASTIC PROCEEDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
PATRIOTISM AT COHUNA LADIES '?".VOLUNTEER' - FOR AMHULANCK WORK. ENTHUSIASTIC PROCEED 1XGS. '"Locul ' patriotism found further expression on Wednesday j'ljglit when a public meeting was lieldat the Rechabite Hull to consider loc al contingencies likely to arise out of the European situation. ? Mr. C. L. King J.J\,:was voted .'to the chair, Rev. R. H. Simmons offi ciating as secretary. There were nearly 50 people present, including a number of young ladies, who took an enthusiastic interest in the proceedinRs. After some preliminary explan ations as to the object of the meet ing. Mr,. Hunter said the ladies pre sent were anxious to form an am bulance class. The Rev. L. K. K. I,ee said ex ception had been taken to the nec essity of such a class at the present stage but the movement was taken up in other places, such as Kerang. He had approached Dr. Nankivell, who was willing to conduct such a class. Mr. D. Kvatis said he thought something practical should be done to provide for the wi...
MEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
MEAD. The Commission have been busy lately flushing out the drainage channels into the Burr Creek. A full stream of water was turned into each for .a week,, with, the result that thcy'are now quite sweet- and fresh. : The saline accretions have also been pretty well 'washed out of the Barr Creek. - . . Some complaints are .rife".among local settlers' regarding, the diffi culty of obtaining sufficient water, at the' schedule time. This is an old grievance -which shows little tendency, to be remedied, :? It is likely to lead to. strong, representa tions to the-Government sooner or; later.
District News. GANNAWARRA. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 14 August 1914
District News. (From our Correspondents.) GANNAWARRA.. Much sympathy is expressed here for Mr. and Mrs. Mathews, who have lost Inst week by death their little daughter Edith, at the age of 8 years, as the result of an attack of pneumonia. &nbsp; The Ganhawarra State School Tennis Club visited Teal Point on the fifth, and played a. return match. The Teal Pointer/showed greatly improved form. Ganna warra were rather weak, being without the Salter Bros. The final Kames were very exciting, as Teal point, had a lead of 7 games; but Ctiniiawarra junt managed to dead heat with them, the finals being 33 games each side. The Teal Point Baptist foot ballers' match at Gaunawarra was marred by an unseemly altercation among the players. Gaunawarra have won both matches, though by 5 points in the first encounter, and . by 6 in the second. Local farmers are still busy ap plying irrigation water. Chaff cutting: is'also going briskly for ward,"a good pricc being obtnip able for the 6ut stuff...