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SOMETHING ABOUT FIGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 2 June 1888
''Ite rculitivatii of lit is dt-tined to becomtIe one of the moIlt impolll.rtanllt inlllt:; tries in the irritititl di.tricts of the grea;t 3Murray Valley. lReults obtaillnedl at Wcllutl"urtll nti, ther liltls .i tl ie hMurray belt havil.g provedil the favour aluettnc, of the e.tliimtte ant. toil. lFig culture i receiving: inicreCs;et :ilentiiiln in t'aliforifia duringi recent year,. cil Mr Johdlt Mt.y. of Orange, in LosI Angelues eitttt y. writes as fellers in a lIe:1t journal : - tl'rougresere at far i:thtetl friuit-rai-Cer. are planting Irgely iI the n?lc .btt well-testeld variity. While A\iatitic. The failure heretoforie to lpi' ditc licttclas driet li tha been ,win. to the latck'of the right variety. but the i;:iricihieto!t nulime years aglo of ,tie White .\r'iatiet ha tilliedt the lhtt-felt wait of tic figi-priiducer. There ii but ai smaI :III otln ..f tihe e.:rthli's sulttaie wherle the li cam he site. S--fully grown alt crlied. e iil \ie. iil Snittlern California. hitre ha l...
Artesian Water in Queensland. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 2 June 1888
Artesiant Water in Quccnis land. I: A t. KINUN. I1ilet.sllthlI is nqpidly beruttinir rich ini airte-ian well. rier trx and agait n :I t\ilO iont to i hInd :atli!lileil thlat aiI other " lletnlidl bire " itre been uiccies- I fully complelted. ,Two f the Imlt ,lrikitn, iittntieis of thi- are tle ltreral tine int liltaCal 11ut e. Ire. W ligi ie aler wn tafped l ait Ikireahlinue tlhe ltre tlai do\tnt (1it1ft, live lminutes ftllerlwirds Ithe \ I.water hali lre te the sulrflace. bring ing withil it a quantity oif it ndunl ,tIes. ll ti e Iulrt"c .. tll whih i t Li rueltim i ll.€10 The atilr li been rtut lin ai r evi1er -linctre tii i e-itlllltel voltue of front ay. a thi e fuutain foriitd ?l lithe wat a eiautiftUl sight., til w t con-tantlly vieitel bu the residents of both il ees whoi reaitiltel for holit1 watvehitg tihe clear water roiting up lilt ftiI lilr-i over , tcailil" that it re-enitbled t gai? iliote pla?ced over thie lop ofi the 1li icore. Thlere is a 12ft ire-croir surroltil il...
THE ORCHARD. THE OLIVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 2 June 1888
THE ORCHARD. THE1 OLIVE. 11r tclhenl Curetoln. inl anll article publishel in the (f,'mi?4 and D1rIIi.?, giv's the following particul;ars re?ptling the culture of the olive : "'hce ibet 'vrieties of olites iare the Oliver Amygdilin.' .\ghuludou.,' ý'Pieho. line,' O Oliver 'le'reur,' ali ' Oliver In llltcque. '" Te United lStates of America imnl.irt allually lover :II.olm01l galllons of olive oil. independent of the pickled fruit. nil pily a duty iof nite doillr llr tllnn. Great Britain imports from ? onth l urope nnuallllly. "oil.-lThere are nautt' I it. in .\t.ltrlia where ithe olive c1an tie mInst suctteeessftlly grown-utdulltti lands, foot-hills, :ilid hilly slopes are the iilc t. Still the olive wtill tltrive ?on perfectly level gtroundI if a perfect triiitagte can he obtainedl . (ritty.I gravelly. lisandyll soils are lest atiapted for tihe olive: heac'y 'avoidedl. The olive will flourish ltdter different degreecs of climalute and I atillitte. Where irtientintl is pI?ctisel the t...
OLIVE NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 2 June 1888
OLIVE SOTES. In good Illtom lalnd pIlait inl the ,autoe malnlr that otiiary tree, are planiited. In idr" .oil. where yo. icnmot irrigate. i: hole slug 2.1(ft leep:lfit t orl8flt.square shold hie ilug. The olive roots it hi, loose soil have roomu to spiread an tlhe itree will live. Oni foothills or slopinig lati thlrorrw up a little iank bilow tie tree. so that dur ing the rainy season the gron?iil will ie come thorourigy saturated. Either set out thie trees imteliniteiltv aifter the lirt rints or 0 wait, till >in_. In eitiher case llie iground it waer than when the tree i planitetud iri mrit winter. Twenty-livle poundsii or tolt of terries iirake a gaillon of il. iCare aild experienie iare needed to pick. dry aniid prea?ss the olives o ta to obtain a r itlie quality of oil. The hill oil will brinig a little better price thai vailley nil. With care in planting the tree. igisi?rig a lairge hole ul giving the iroots lilenty of room. thie olive will ironw where the oaks and ?itIer ti...
PERSONAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 2 June 1888
PERSONAL. M[r Maurice We.ton is the Itlgh 3t[Coll of Tasmania, and he has had the advantage of a drought to help him. The longdrought, which has only recently broken up in Tas mania, has given force to Mr Weston's en thusiastic advocacy of irrigation. The late Mr iHugh M'Coll kept straight on at irrigation. He did not allow wet seasons to throw coiiar water on the cause, but a copious rainfall always had the effect of damping the ardour of the northern farmers. It took the occupiers of the northern areas 12 years. to find out that 3M'Cull was right. MJr liowla; d lRees, of the 8. A. legisla ture, and Commtasioner of the Centennial Exhibition, is a brilliant couversationist. lie is brimmoing over with anecdotes, most of which are " fit for publication." Mrs W. B. Chaffey has unfortunately suffret a relapses, and will conaequenely be unable to proceed to her home at Mildura for some time. Mr George teynoldson, J.P., Chairman of the Shepparton Water Trust is a thoroughgoing irrigationi...
Fruit as an Article of Daily Use. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 2 June 1888
Fruit as an Article of Daily Use. The best corrective for dyspepsia, &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; nervousness and a host of inflamma &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; tory disesases and bowel complaints is &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; a generous diet of wholesome, season &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; able fruit. To those who make it a &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; daily element in their bill of fare, thirst is almost unknown, and fever in any form almost an impossibility. Set fruit- fresh fruit-in abundance &nbsp; &nbsp; on your tables at every meal for your &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp...
Mail Arrangements. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 9 June 1888
Mail Arranagenentts. --4 --- Mails close at J2lildura for Mllnt lhllill On llltl?l , Tues- e-r..a 'o as. lll oi l Tlas Ant inteusttote jlTldys t 6.,30 .l.aal. \\entooerthl Toesdtos. Thtursdys, oat .Adelalo S atr;lyrtas, I.ol u o. Mfails close at iMelbourne for Milllne. on Tueslays, Thurdi:ls, anll Satuo .lays nt . "15 o.11. The ttitdte netolls arrive at tie (teaSt C'ost ole o, Tllnl:l. Ts llltls Ttrolsty and atunllaysn 11.10 j1.tI1. i\flrtono lll1ail n0re I0 e t ot Milllet nil Ton s lI"ys, T?'llrslllys, lllll Satllrllys at 3.30 pan1I.; the thle :llowed tor rlll.it Itilne olllt ,5 ]tourl.
Australian Artesian Wells. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 9 June 1888
Australian Artesian Wells. ----+--- Mr. J. Randatll Mann, A.J..C..mI ., the Ilta:l:ger of Messrs. David Mt[ltro &" Colnlpany Limited, on the Kerong and Swan Hill rail way, sends us the following anent artesian The article by Mr. A. Keenur in your issue of last Saturday I have just read, and as the supply of water in the dry interior is the most important engaging the attention of the settlers, perhaps the following few merms. may be interesting. When super vising the construction of thesection between Hergott Springs and the P'eaike (20; iftiles), of the Transcontinental railwva from .Ale Ilde to l'ort Da)rwin, one of the greatest troublea I had to contend against was tile supply of water to the large number of men and animals employed. It is generally understood that tile coultry round Lak'e Eyre is as arid as any other piart of Austr;lia, and as : rule the water from the natural sprinlgs is tntit for humlan colnsumption. Ieservoirs coullt onlly be nm:tde itn exceptional pl...
Notes and Queries. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 9 June 1888
Notes antdiQueries. BelrTitA., Ballarat, wants a tried aind Iroved receipt for tomato sauce and chutney. Will some of our lady friends help nt out ? B.tR.,Woodend. The table of temperattres given in the L~dticalor simply shows the m:aximum heat in the shade. It is of course of little value fordetermiinigthesuitability of our climate for cultural products, Int it will tell intending settlers how nmtch heat or cold to expect in their homnes. We are making arrangements to have the miaximuim and minimtum rcgistrations in the uni sup plied. E.T., Kyneton. The population of Mildura is now probably about 400-but every week there are many new arrhials. 3JECtt.It.c, DIimboola. We shall be glad if you will furnishl 1i with a drawing and particulars of your invention after it has proved a success. W.C., IDonald. 1. No ,gat?inst of the ilow of tie e[lrrav have beet taken, bht daily records have teen kept of the height of the river since 18t;I. Gaugings have been taken at Iowlontg, Etchuca and T...
THE VEGETABLE GARDEN. QUANTITY OF SEED PER ACRE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 9 June 1888
TIHE VEi;ETABIE IGARDEX. QUANTITY OF SEED PER AChI.E. l.l lgus. in 12in drills qllllrts ?lslllt gll L plats .. .. 8,000 Barley .. ltl~ltl I), I t. ititills itt' lit I4 ldls lleatlcl elo, d iellal, .ft by Ift 2 qlluart, ,it i quarts Blcets nilll llilnagelp . drills 2.1ft .. llua _'ihltgte for tltl htcha.tilIg Ioz C_'1 olge s lwii illtframe, .In Carr.is, in drill 2ft .. . I-. il' cer. white litel, ll CoI, ler, Ill i?e tl I lit 2ll11 L' iveri \lstlkc •4 .. 811i 'lovert, , wrel, with Tilinlthy 1211s Cl'lcr. large red, :lone ..l i61is orl? surilr .. . .. 1btfttltrst orn t h .. .. .. llllarts C~ ,:?orl lh , ,lriill loin .. . 2311',s it?Cud is r, in hills .. .. quars Tlraxtr, roiSdcast . t, S:'r.t htttethy l . .. It it T;rnst, Tinoth, 1lth lohver . I:r;aa red toll or h .eadl.. I2o r taviti ivmtcs latiti it Matttiii hi ang, rye .. .. .. hh .r eeitli,. 1 ro u lgift it wi 3 witle c Mi llglreit bce iel lill,t ittt fuft Ot. 1111 tela , itr. ll ill t y Ift.. 2l O.ntn be f .. . 0 Parsnip, in dril...
RHYMES. THE BLOATED BUMBLE BEE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 9 June 1888
RHYMES. THE BLOATED BUMBLE BEE. Iaise the dickens for the chickens, Raise the baby on your knee, Bult never raise a ruttpus With a bloated Ibumble bee. Don'tyoutelight him.don'tyout ighthinm, Even on your own domain: If you do ii, you will rue it While you wrestle with a pain. )Don't you hbos him.don't v-o cross him When the flowers are in blooml ; If yout meet lim try to greet hiit With respect attnd lots ,of room. Don't attenl him, don't offetd hint On the fragrant flow'ry clnump i I tell olu why, he'll dot your eye And give youtr car the tmumnps. One allusion in conclusion To the weapln You should feari: Only lne, a neellle gun, Which fetches till the rear. If you enrage him ai :1engge hint It a ba:ttle with his foes, Friendts will wonder why int thunder You wear thllat poultice Oil your nose. In conclhsion, in collnfusion, Just ireak tie ranks :and runt Froti this veomallln, datnttless RIotan, With the hypodermic gtut. -Cl-iniaiti notuntiercial.
Sanatory Dwellings. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 9 June 1888
Sanatory Dwellings. TO TillE ')ITOI. St-n,-I have been greatly pleased with the Cultirhatolr, every numbler of which I consider like a frielndly letter from imy new honme. I an malking arrangemlents to move op there alhost iimmediately. In the meantinme I thought I might he able to help the progress of the colony, even tluring my absence, by offering somle suggestions with regard to the erection of our dlwellings at Mildura. I note with pleasure that you have forined your " Progress Connmlittee," which no dilubt will now ,bestir itself with respect to site, anll erection of schloololluse, library, hospital, ceeleery, slauglhter ya-ds, dispoisl of sewage, &c. liBut there are alsol mallny qlestions to he considlered with regardl to the proper construction of oulr pir;ate houses, yvrns. and orchanrls : and I think a few hints in this dilrection will not he on aeceptablle to our settlers. If we arrange our establislhients nlow accolrl illg to a well-ventilated plan alld give ron...
RETURNED WITH THANKS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 9 June 1888
RETUSRNED WIITil TIIANKS. The shallws lengteng ned in the room, The flickering iirelight sent Soft rays across the purle glotom, That restel on a face in bloom, And eyes of sweet content. Low at her feet, withl earnest ir, He at an, lltiltelh?l the light That glitenedl in her yellow Lhar, And slprkled 'mong the jewels rare, U pos her bosonm white. ' Sweetheart," he trembling said, and gray ?yes sought the blue above, "You know what 1 nm going to _ay, Oh, tell me darling-tell me, pray, Do you return my love. ler flower face drooped prettlly With tender blushes lit; "Yes, I retllrn yottr loe,' said lIe, " ]lkatlse-" se stann;l ered ,' YOll-- ou-see, "I have no use for it !" --Dr l.ntcg Pierson,.
Mistakes in Tree Planting. FIRST. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 9 June 1888
Mistakes in Tree Planting. Pills?. FIRST. Getting varieties not suited to your soil and climate is often a serious error. because they may be some time planted before you are fully aware of it. SECOND. Failing to properly prepare the soil thinking that you can do this after. wanl, which. while it increases the ceceltaual work, decrcascs thle chllances for tihe tree to becale a success. THIRD. Supposing that by merely putting a shovelful of mantum in the bottom of tlhe hole made for the tree' that your tare manuring properly, when in reality you are doing more Ilrmn than gcxl. FOURTH. Neglecting to work manure in all the land about the tree for yards around. FIFTH. Failing to dig a place sufaiciently large for the roots, so that they have to be crowded il out of their natural position. SIXTII. Failing to tine thie soil so that. it catn be tillLt in well arOnllal tlhe roots att laain itn not lirescsin.g d.aloa firnly upoan them. It is very neceary if the tree grows to have the roets c...
SEYMOUR EXPRESS: [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 9 June 1888
Soyitttrlt Tirl zE44: Thle 311.1ditra C'ltllrolor· i, titlloolt doubtl onie of the iuost rcaldable ant] best written journals itt the prtttttte -. It ottoaitns t good supply of spicy toesl ptae:gr;tgths, atnt tteootes several coltins to Inewso invatluatotle to the tbtsh residetnts tttd faetrers generaliw.
MODES OF PROPAGATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 9 June 1888
MODES OF PROPAGATION. The following schedlule is adlapted to the propagation of the dilifferent trees antl fruit-bearing shrubs : Apple and Pear.-iBuddingl and graft ing. O"herry.--Mostly by buolding ; but succeeds well by grafting if done very early. Peach audl Ncctarinc.-lBy budding and ratfting. I'lum.-B- y graifting ; also by budding if the stocks are thrifty. Apricot.-- By budding; occasionally by grafting. Almond.--By budding; occasionally by grafting. Chestnut.--lBy early grafting. Walnut.--By early grafting and by an niial budtling. Quince.-h- y cutting and grafting. Filbert.-By suckers antl layers. The tiner sorts may be grafted on tihe more contmonl, which reduces size of bush aind makes them more prolific. Grape.-Bly layer and cuttings, and in some instances grafting is adtvanitagCeousl employed for new andt rare sorts on old or wild stocks, producing rapid growth and early bearing. !iaspberryand Ilaeklberry.-Bysuekera, cutting off roots and layers.