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FURTHER ADVANCE IN PRICES. LONDON, October 3. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
FURTHER ADVANCE IN PRICES. London, October 3. _.. The competition between thejiomo buyers was extremely keen at yesterday's wool sale. . . French and German Kuyers are increasing their demands, but the representatives of the American houses are doing comparatively little in the way of purchasing. The advance in prices noted at the opening sale of the present scries has in some instances been exceeded, deep eliafty scoured merinos being 20 jkt cent., and coarse crosabreds 25 per cent, above the prices realised at the July sales.
UPROOTING TREES. A SIMPLE CONTRIVANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
UPROOTING 4BEE8. A SIMPLE CONTRIVANCE. A correspondent, F.C.M., writing from Baker, Beods rasa sketch of a plan of uprooting trees which we reproduce above. He calls it the 'Capstan Slasher,' and states that he has' frequently used it successfully for box and other trees. It is necessary to cut the surface roots, dig a hole under the tree facing the slasher, then rig the contrivance, and walk round. The tree comes down. Four men, our correspondent says, will pull down a tree as easily as ten bullocks will do it. To make the slasher, get a piece of box 5 ft. long and 6 in. through and mortise two lioles right through. Saw a groove out about 4 in. fromeach«nd for the chain to work in. . Knock in an old bolt to keep the rope from slipping, and have chains long enough to go around the slasher and around the anchor tree. Fasten a strong rope to the upper limbs of the tree you intend to pullover, fix the rope on the bolt, and walk around. It takes two men .to work it. You can pull over se...
RAINFALL FOR SEPTEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
RAINFALL FOB SEPTEMBER. The following is the rainfall ab under mentioned telegraph stations for September, 1895:— Port Darwin .. 0-330 Burrucdie.. .. 0*500 Fine Creek .. 0495 River Katherine .. 3 '580 Barrow Creek .. 0*010 Alice Springs ..0-060 Charlotte Waters.. 0-030 Ooanadatta .. O-060 Strangways Springs 0*310 Hergott .. .. 0-220 Farina ., „ 0*340 Beltana ., .. 1-030 Blinman .. .. l'£90 Hawker .. .. 1*870 Wilson .. .. 1*380 Quorn .. .. 1*300 Port Augusta .. OS30 Port Augusta West 0*945 Port Germein .. O*C30 PortKrie.. .. O-590 Crystal Brook . . 0-805 Port Broughton .. 0-820 Bute .. .. 0-335 Hammond.. .. O430 Wilmington .. 1-380 Helrose .. .. 1-845 Booleroo Centre .. O'B15 WJrrftbara.. .. 1*813 Appila .. .. O-790 Laura .. .. 1*820 Caltowie' .. .. 1*230 Jamestown .. ODSO Gladstone.. .. 1*195 Georcctown .. 0*780 Narridy .. .. 0*880 Redhill .. .. O;480 Tacka ., .. 0*710 Mundoora .. .. 0*565 Koomnga .. .. 0*576 Corrieton .. .. O*S95 Eurelia .. .. 1*035 Orroroo ., .. 1-045 Petersburg ....
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY. OPINIONS OF AN EXPERT. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY. OPINIONS OF AN EXPERT. 5 Mr. Herman Olson, a dairy expert to the % Swedish Government is at present in Ade 6 laide making enquiries into the industry, and |p during the course of an interview on Monday 8* morning he gave some valuable information. 9. When questioned at first-Mr. Olsen said there P' was very little news to tell, but when asked fr* whether the newly-invented 'Radiator' $?- machine would prove beneficial to the Aus fc tralian trade he laughingly replied: — 'lhat K. is always the first question I am asked every jp, where I have been in the colonies. It is said $£ to be a most wonderful machine, and that in I some countries it will knock all the separators L out of the market ; but it is ex-. h ceedingly doubtful whether it -will tie Z used m Australia. The Radiator is a fh separator and butter-maker combined, and the * whole process only occupies one minute. The fe* Radiator is not a new idea, as it has been in jfe ' , use for several years, first un...
HOW TO TIE UP A FLEECE. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
HOW TO TIE UP A FLEECE. The following notes by a practical man in--, the Australian. Field on tieing up a fleece will . be found valuable. He writes :— ' Use a . table 4 ft. by 5 ft., and 3 ft. high. Have a half inch hole through the middle of the back edge, through which to pass the twine, and a notch directly opposite in the front side in which to - fasten the end of the twine. A fleece needs to be lined to give it a good appearance and keep it from pulling apart. After spreading it upon the table draw the fleece together, compressing the fibre as closely as practicable, then divide - the fleece as indicated, thus partially skirting - the fleece, as this takes off the coarser fibres on- ? the lower part of the fore legs and_ of the neck ; . raise this carefully and place it with white end down upon the body fleece, covering this as well as possible. Next lay the wool from the belly upon this ; place the loose, clean locks upon this, and tho fleece is ready to fold. The,- . „. „, f...
A TYPICAL MILK COW. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
. A TYPICAL MILK COW. ' ? ?? ' ? -' o — ' .?.??? ? - [By Peofebbob W. Bbown.] In a oow for milk purposes alone, avoid :— 1. A heavy, fleshy, coarse head. 2. Shorty thick ueck. 3. Wide, heavy brisket. 4. Deep covered spine. 5. Heavy, coarse shoulders.. 6. Shallow, very narrow chest. 7. Light, tucked-up, flat-ribbed barrel. 8. Weak, narrow, flat loin. 9. Narrow, ^iort, pointed rump. 10. Fleshy hams. 11. Too thick, hard, unyield ing skin. 12/ Short, narrow, fleshy udder. 13. Strong, thin, harsh hair anywhere. 14. A coarse bone and, tail. In this illustration the neck is too short and the barrel too light, but 'is otherwise .good. ?
DRAUGHTS IN GLASGOW. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
DRAUGHTS IN GLASGOW. PJayed in Glasgow a few years ago between Messrs. Wylio and McNeill. Black,. Mr. McNeill; White, Mr. Wyllie. . 'Bristol opening. 11-16 G-9 2-6. 17_22 21-17 24.. .19 2S...24 26.. .22 14...10 22—13 8—11 ll-T-16 0—10 22—20 14... 9 22.. .18 26.. .23 14... 7 10... 7 '5-14 4- 8 8-11 3—10 26-30 23... 19 18.. .14 31...27 22...17 7... 3 16-23 9—18 16—20 9—13 30—25 27... 2 23...14^ 25.. .21 17- 14 3... 7 20--27 10-17 11—16 10— 17 25-22 7...1C 21...14 30...2C 21..:14 18.. .14 12-19 16—23 7—U 13r-17 1—6 . 32..MG \27,..16 29...25 2&..21
FORTHCOMING SHOWS. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
???- _ »?? ? ' ? FORTHCOMING SHOWS. October 9.— Petersburg Agricultural, Horticul tural, and Floricultural Society's Annual Show. October 16.— Terowie Agricultural and Hbrticul tural'Society's Show. October 25.— Strathalbyn Agricultural and Horti cultural Society's Show. .. November 11.— Onkaparinga Agricultural, Horti cultural, and Floricultural Society's Show.
English. Extracts. WOMEN ON WHEELS. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
@ixgtbh.@xtoct0v WOMEN ON WHEELS. [By Mi's. Humphiit, in the Idler.] There is an old story of a Scotch' sexton who, meeting a ghosff in the churchyard one ?night, asked it : — 'Is it the general resurrec tion, or -are ye only out for a wee daunder by yourself?' One feels inclined to paraphrase his question apropos of the present craze for cycling that has attacked society. Is it only a passing fancy ? Or is it a revolution '! Who shall eay? There is nothing1 so fickle as fashion. -In thebegmnmg of the year the women of the leisured classes devoted them selves to skating many of them throwing them selves with such energy into the now amuse ment as to seriously injure their health. The cycling mania has taken even deeper hold, as may be made manifest to anyone who shall visit Battereea Park about half-past 10 in the morning. Hundreds of gently nurtured girls arc there to be seen on bicycles, some of them ,export enough, others still iu their novitiate, and many of them accompanied by ...
AGRICULTURAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
AGRICULTURAL NOTES. The heavy rains which fell last week had a highly beneficial effect upon the wheat crops throughout the north, and the fall came none too early, as the plants were going back very rapidly. The continuous drought had absorbed all the moisture from the soil, and unless rain had fallen it was feared that the major portion of the crops in the northern areas would have been lost. There is now a little moisture to carry the wheat on for a while, and where the crops are backward enough to admit it it would be advisable to conserve the moisture|jby passing the harrows over the land. By this means the hard crust which has formed on the surface of the soil would be disturbed and it would act as a light mulching. In many places in the north it is reported that the rains have saved the crops. The Premier has telegraphed to the Premiers of the Australasian Governments with refe rence to . trade with Japan, suggesting that the matter was of sufficient importance to be discusse...
THE AMERICAN OIL KING. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
THE AMERICAN OIL KING. Since Gilead P. Beck sat-, figuratively, on the ' ile' throno of America many days nave passed and another rules in his stead. This is ?' John D. Rockefeller, the Standard Oil King.' He is the richest man in America. His fortune has now reached the gigantic ? ?- figure of 145, 000,000 dollars. Before the end of the year it will have reached tho terrific* 6um of ? 150,000,000 dollars. People who can claim; to know say that his wealth is growing at the rate of 15.000,000 dollars a year. So savs, . . the London American. But in spite of his almost fabulous wealth, Mr. Rockefeller aud his . :' family live very simple lives, which in no way remind one ol the sybaritic style now adopted by the majority of well-to-do Americans who ' are not millionaires. They live in a simple though spicious house iu Fifty-four-street, j Ntw York, and Mr. Rockefeller, who works seven hours a day at his ofiice, takes his chief ????: pleasure in staying at home, rarely goes into societ...
A VEHICLE ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
A VEHICLE ACCIDENT. Mount Babker, October 4.— The Courier \ states that Messrs. R. C. Paltridge and R. D. Beresford, of Mount Barker, met_ with an accident -while driving to Adelaide -early on Thursday morning. They were passing the German Arms Hotel, Hahudorf, wheu a butcher's van, driven by Mr. Jaensch, who failed to control his two horses, dashed into Mr. Paltridge s vehicle and overturned it. Mr. Beresford managed, by leaning as far back as possible, to escape the pole of the cart, which just grazed his face, but he received a severe shaking. Mr. Paltridge, who retained his'hold of thereins, also 'bit the dust,' but luckily escaped without injury, which is more than can be said_ of his buggy. It was Mr. ' Jaensch's trial trip in charge of the van, and bo has good reason to remember his first 'day out.' # 'Mr. Horace Edmunds, a son of Mr. Edmunds, of the Stockade, while driving into Adelaide on Monday morning was thrown from the trap at the corner of Avenue road and Kermode-stree...
LOSS OF A CHANNEL STEAMER. ESCAPE OF 300 PASSENGERS AND CREW. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
LOSS .OF ^ CHANNEL ; STEAMER. - ESCAPE OF 300 PASSENGERS V AND CREW; The most serious diasaster that has evef occurred to the Newhayert and Dieppe cross Chanuel service happened on . August 20, .and resulted in the total Ios6 of the screw pas- ,- ^ senger steamer Seatord, which. was run down . by the cargo steamer Lyon, of Dieppe, itxe . letter beintr on on her vo vase, from Newhaven to Dieppe. TheSeaford left Dieppe at half past 1 o'clock on August 20, with 255 pas- - seugers and 42 crew on bpard. All went well 1 until within about25 miles of the English shore, when she was suddenly run into by the Lyon. It was very foggy at the time, and the Seaford, which was steaming at reduced speed, was struck on the port side, aba[t the engine-room. The vessel at once commenced to take in water at a rapid rate, and Captain Sharp, the master, finding the damage to-be of a most serious character, instantly gave orders for the boats to be lowered. They were all ready when the Lyon came alongside...
DEATH OF A NONOGENARIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
DEATH OF A NONOGENARTAN. Two Wells, October 3.— Mrs. J. Verner, relict of the late Mr. John Verner, and an old resident in the Port Gawler district, died at the ripe age of 94 years on Thursday, Sep tember 26. Mrs. Verner arrived in the colony ~p in the ship Monsoon in 1857. The funeral, which took place at Two Wells on Friday, September 27, was Largely attended. The Rev. S. Gray officiated at the grave. The deceased leaves two sons, three daughters, 29 grandchildren, and 24 greatgrandchildren.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
GiW^12ED IRON 111 ALuULlf I iitlU' bentwooo a speciality. BESS BHAIVWS, 26-61IJGE. . WINDOW COMPLETE, £1 10s. Including Glass, 12 panes, : . or 2 nanes a6 below. 7-ft.atgs. Old. 8-fl.at2g. 4»cL 9-ft.at2s. lOd. per Sheet for Net Cash. WINDOW COMPLETE 16s. Cd. - Including Glass. Fitted with Sliding Sashwy with Weights &nd .Lines complete, ? .Weight, 37 H-. WE GUARANTEE ALL OUR to be of the very BEST WORKMAN 6HTP. With a -view of assuring intend ing buyers of the first-class quality of out Goods we undertake to take back anything unsatisfactory and bear the expense. We have given the weight of each, as . 'they ire earned on the railways by weighs, so that the cost of carriage to any part of the country can be easily asoertaiuod. MANTELPIECES. ENAMELLED WOOD (splendid imitation or Marble, wears as good as Marble), from 10*. SOLID 'MARBLE, from 2»«. JM. Boezja. Wiadows, & Joinery ' Of every DescHpUon at Lowest Possible Prices. 1_.. . 3 . ? Fitted with Sa3&a3, hung...
LATE EDITION. Latest News. GENERAL CABLE NEWS LONDON, October 2. [Newspaper Article] — Chronicle — 5 October 1895
LATE EPITI0^ GENERAL CABLE NEWS — t-o ? . [by submarine cable.] fFromNnir own Correspondent.! London, October 2. New9 lists reached Cape.. Town, of the ~ murder by the natives of- the Rev. G-.-W. ' Atlay, B.A., of the Universities Mission, at ' Lake Nyassa, Central Africa. Commander Dawson, 11. N., sails for Albany by the Messageries Maritimes steamer Arniand Behic. He lias been engaged to survey tlie West Australian ports and generally to revise the charts of that coast. The work is ex pected to occupy him for two years. _ An irnjxtt'tant political Convention is now being heidjn the State of South Carolina, and in view of the growing power of the negro vote it is proposed that an attempt shall be made to secure the complete disfranchisenient of the negroes. As a beginning it is suggested to omit from the register the names of 00,000 negrocB on tho ground of illiteracy and to pre vent the education of the blacks in the future. Mr. Charles Shortt Dicken, O.M.G., secre tary to the Aee...