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RAINFALL. The following is the record of [?]e rainfall at Urana since 1870:— [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
KAINFAXX.. f ';The . following is tho : record' ol be rainfall at Urana since 1870 tear. incnei. 1870 36.03 1871 21.08 ' ' 1872 28.78 1873 18.30 1874 17.56 " 1875 24.57 1876" 11.24 •1877 . - 15.07 ■ 1878 19.08 187;. ' .. ltf09 1880 . ' 15.75 • 1881 14.45 1882 16.44 1883 . i 13.25 lc*84 11.44 .-'"'•13.87 V * -1885' 18P6 18'7 13.95 28.84 - 18 j8 10.54 1889 28.81 1890 17.93 18&1 22.50 - 1892 . - 19.77 1893 K ... 17.61 . 1894 2t.9D 1895., 13.14 1896 14.90 - 1897 ... 9.48 1898 ... &lt; 8.56 1899 . •- 11.11 1900 20.15 1901 14.12 1902 ;;; " 10.48 1903 ... i „ 18.19 1904 14.91 , 1905 13.42 >■"1906 21.85 1907 11.85 '1908 13.48 1909 . - 16.14 1910 15.60 1911 .. , 15-.98 1912 ... '. 18.92 1913 (to date) 13.40 Average for 89 years—17 inches. Widgiewa records' for..-the four years preceding are an follows:-^ • • . 1866 17.94 1867 ... ... 19.84 V 1868 ... 12.86 - 1869 ... ... 16.37 Rainfall for 1912:—January, .60; Feb ruary, 2.48; March. .56; April, .0; May, .6; June, 2.0; July...
SHEEP FOR FARMERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
SHEEP FOR FARMERS. The farmers who combine other in dustries, such as .the growing of cereal crops with sheepbreedlng, should secure -a flock that will give I them the best net return annually per sheep. .Having ■ but limited areas, as a rule, the increase must be got rid of quickly, so that early maturity is an important feature, arid lamb'.rais-'; ing is chiefly aimed at. This Ja quite •in agreement with the meat, •export trade, which always prefers the early ;■ maturing carcase.. Wool is a second-' ary consideration, but must not be overlooked. I What the lamb and mutton trade' requires, as well as early maturing, : is quality o£ meat more than the: quantity. The weights required in '• lambs vary from 281b. to 401b.; not more; anything beyond this is too heavy, and would probably be termed teg or weaner mutton. Lambs should be wethere up to the time of being slaughtered, and should be tak^nfrom their mothers at about four months old, in order to give the latter time to properly r...
SECOND BALLOT. EFFECT UPON FORTHCOMING ELECTIONS.0 PLETHORA OF CANDIDATES. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
SECOND BALLOT. ] EFFECT UPON 'FORI TICOMINW ELECTIONS. . ' - . PLETHORA OB' CANDIDATES. VTIib socond ballot provisions of tho Now; South Wales lElectoral - Act will, bo'-rij 's'jjbnsible:for i-tmuchlaraer, nGmber. oh candidatpa At thif:npproaolung State,elec . tinnj (than 1ms bden known for. aVconsid-. able tuno. -Hilhorfco tlio extreme dcsiro to.prevent .vote-splitting and the pnssi i bHlty ofIho-i-elnrn of minority candidates has had the effect, generally,' ofcutting . the number-of candidates "for: eaoh- seat down to two, to allow a clear-cut issuo ;belween.tho two parties, Liberal .and La bor. But tho second ballot has ei:cour .aged:the ndvotib.-of-.Miew^partites,' -nnd--a plethora of: candidates. There are now frfur distinct electioneering authorities in. existence; who are busy tfith tlio selec tion and endorsement of candidates—Lib eral, Labor, Farmers and .Settlors'Asso ciation, and tlio Booby faction. ^ Tho Farmers and Settlers' Association; which controls the machinery, of...
The Lost Parchment (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XXI. A Final Surprise. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
The Lost Parchment By FERGUS HUME. (By Arrangement with Ward, and Co., Melbourne.) (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XXI. A Final SurDrlse. . i / At the inquest held on the body of the unfortunate Carrington, the whole story of the events connected with the will of John Hendle was related in • detail. This was done by the advice of Inspector Lawson, so as to avert further trouble. As the officer wisely pointed out, it was necessary that the characters of all those implicated in the affair should be cleared once and for all. This could only be done by the truth being made public. And this ■ course of procedure greatly re commended itself to Rupert, who was tired of underhand doings. He was ol a frank nature, and the idea of hid ing this and concealing that, annoyed him exceedingly. He therefore made a clean breast of the matter when call ed upon, to give evidence regarding ■Carrington's death, and insisted that every one else should do the same. 'Consequently, the whole amazing story Ap...
PERSONAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
PERSONAL. Mr Jas- Knox, who has been', a member of the Bank of Neiv; South Wales staff at Hay for some time past, left last week for The Rock, to which" place he has been transferred. The stamp duty, paid in connec tion with probate and le.tters of ad ministration by the estate, of the late Mr Duncan Robertson, of Goree station, Narand'era,amount ed to £4,577 5s 6d. ' ' Mr J. Ison, of The Rock, who had been suffering from pneumonia for some time, died in the Wagga [ Hospital on Monday. Deceased, who had been in business at The t Rock as hairdresser and tobacco nist for the past three years, leaves a widow and five children. - The many ■ frierjds of; Mr Alf. Nicholson will, regret to hear - of his death, which occurred at Pres ton, Vic., on 19th inst. The cause of death was reported to be . pto maine poisoning. : Deceased, who was only 45 years of age, was well-known in Urana, -where 'he was engaged in farming, but sold his property and went,to Vifctoria. The remains .were; • interre...
CARE OF THE SOW. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
CARE OF THE SOW. After mating, the bow should be turned into a well-grassed paddock, with ample supply o£ good water, shade, and protection from harsh winds; rain or extremes of heat ,and cold. Food should not be too easily available, the aim being to keep the animal in sturdy and healthy condi tion. t>y forcing her to get enough ex ercise each day in searching for her food. Sows are fond of basking in the sun, and the habit is a healthful one. A warm, clean bed should be provided, and where there are a number of sows, money spent on a shelter-shed is money well spent. Sows should be kept in a quiet, con tented frame of mind, and they should therefore not be grazed with other animals, but should be given undis turbed possession of a paddock, if possible. . Over-feeding should be avoided, but in cold weather some starchy food, such as maize or grain, is necessary, and during the third month the food supply should be increased. "Well, Johnny, my dear, how are you getting on with yo...
HOW TO STUDY BIRDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
HOW TO STUDY BIRDS. Bird life is an attractive study and a fascinating amusement in the home circle, whether viewed in picture books or iii Nature's haunts, and most people would welcome an opportunity to become better acquainted with their feathered neighbors. I£ they- have I never Btudied birds before, however, they may be at a loss to know how to I begin. In that case the following sug gestions may be of use:— Carry on your strolls in the bush an opera glass of light weight, a fold ing stool, a notebook and pencil. If you can also take along some simple | book on bird-life with colored pictures, eo much the better. It should be easy to carry. If not, leave it at home and compare the notes in your own book with its descriptions when you come home. Places near a shrubbery, bushy swamps, running brooks, old fences, or hedges, are the best .places to haunt if one desires to see birds in any number. Nooks among pines and cedars are also frequented toy inter esting birds. As to the tim...
OAKLANDS. ARRIVAL OF AUSTRALIAN FLEET [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
OAK LANDS. • COOTHKWOftOTO ARRIVAL OF AUSTRALIAN FLEET lhe Jiducntioii Department nav.e--ar raiiged for'passes to bo given to tho two boys from each country school to S,o to •Sydney|•' to '-'witness the arrival of the Australian warships. Preparations tiro being in itio for the entertainment oE the boys nnd.sjuules will bo provided to show them round. It is ncccssiry for tho boys who aro selected to have relatives in Sydney, and a rocord nf the addresses-. ■ will be kept by the department to enable-: tliem to kt-op in • touch with :>;the boys' while id Sydney; W. Thomas and_ ll.'J black have been selected from the local' school.,-. ■ ■■■•■' ■ ■ • - • • v- r '
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
ATTACKED SUDDENLY.' "I was attacked with influuiizi, and'got so ill that I had to »&lt;> to bed," writes Mr A. Mayall, bootmaker, Tauksu, N.Z. "My wife went to Green and Colebrook's storo to got something for me ; they told hor to givo mo Chamberlain's. Couyh Roinody, and she brought a botllu home. I am «lad to say that it cured me, and in loss than a wcok I was as well as ever and back at work." Obtainable every where,
URANA FOOTBALL CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
UKiANA FOOTBALL CLUB. OOOOOQDOOOOff A meeting of the-iibovo club was held at the Royal Hotel, on Friday. evening, 19th- jrist, .when there were i present— Messrs. M: J. Wise (chair)r .J. O'Neill, P. Nash,-V. McColough, J. J. Warren, E. Fox, J. Widdup, I\ Newman, W. i Montgomery, and;; 11. Tonus and' 0/' A.,. .Mathiesoj^ joint s_ecretaries._ *.J -r~ " The balance sheet was read as fullows : ■&lt;". ■ Dr. •. . .■. £ . s - d To Association affiliation fee . 2 2 ,0 ,, Association gate receipts linal1 match :•—. t — 24 3_ 2 ,, Gate-keepers — -. 2 0 0 ,, Postages and stationery —j 5- 0 „ Printing and advertising • 3 4 8 „ Guarantee special trains , 85 19 9 ,, Sundries • — — 4 0 6 ,, Umpires' feesv— — 7 13 0 ,, Bank charge and exclmnse 9 .0 ,, Guarantors Ojklandsspecl.i 15 0 0 ,, Repayment of loan — 0 0 0 ,, 257. gate receipts to other. clubs - .. ' . —.. — 4 4 3 ,, Balance in Bank r. :. — 21 17 0 £176 14 4* ■ • Cr. £. s d By Balance in Bank 31/3/13 : 4 11 0 Donations and members'^...
General News. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
General News&lt; Messrs Peter Bowling1^ A-*Q. Willis and S. Bird have resigned office from the Southern Miners'' v Association at the request of that > body. , . ' " ".J,"' ' " Ernest Alfred. -Bradley was sentenced to death at Dubbo, in connection with., the death at - Hernndale,. near .Co&ir, of Mary -i' Jane Greentree - &lt; Mr Dangar, M.L C., character ised • the;Shearers'.-,i-Accommoda;'?^ tion Bill as the] most impudent proposition- ever;submitted;ito the?^'F House of Parliament. ' ' ' Professor: ^:Davict;v:and-:*: .Rev^'i; Father Piggot ate making inter- " esting : and;L important ;;"scientific:5:K' experiments at 'Bunrinjuck , on movements of the earth- v ' It is :reported^..fronrwv:Coota mundra that the fight ior that' seat, whicli is now held by the',r State Premier,^ promises (to ber •• full jof interestV-at-.vthe,.coming^, elections i " A bridge-is to.ibevi:erectedsjo\er the Edward .to' replace-.'the " punt/ and^^8ite.«:Ms^b.eingk.su»veyed|-^-. ...
GENERAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
(GENERAL NEWS. Farmenf' a';o reminded tlmfc C. A. MAthieson is again buying wheat in any quantities, and beforo selling -olsowhoro, get a qaoto from him.—0 The Wickham branch of the Liberal League has invited Mr Wood to 'contebt the Wickham seat. Large supplies of Australian I oranges and lemons are arriving in excellent condition at Victoria> B,C* A man and woman were exe cuted at Almeria for strangling a little girl in order to use her warm blood as a/cure for consumption. l/he Home Rule Council is rapidly completing arrangements for an extensive autumn cam paign in England. . Eminent English^counsel are to report on the question of the: boundary line between Victoria and New South Wales. The German airman Stiefvater flew from Freiburg,-Baden, to Konigsberg, a distance of about 900 miles, in 12 hours. The Inspector-General.pf Police in his annual report, considers-aV much larger strength in the force., should be provided. The Japanese press and public are dissatisfied with the ...
FROM OUR MEMBER. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
FROM OUR MEMBER.* " 1 Mr"BI T. Bull forwards the; following ' fur-publication; under date loth Septoil bor:—"With; reference to yonrJonll-on-; Mr. Assistant Oummistioner Harper, „qn-t '11th July last,, in company with Mr' Coughlan, representing the Coniwa'branch, of the Farmers and Settlers Association, .when a request was'm.i'de that title attend ant in charge at Hopefield be replaced,by', a statiomnaator, I am directed to: inform' you that, as promised, the matter has'had consideration, and the ; Chiefj :Pomtoier." sioner has now approvecKof thei apppin^-j .meat'of'a station .master at Hopefield."4.,:
THE DECREE OF DESTINY. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
THE DECREE OF DESTINY, j By Oswald Clifford. "A conv.ict, not long released from prison, I dare to let a woman's face . haunt my thoughts, dare to indulge in a, madman's dream." George Westwood uttered the words in low, grave tones. There was no one to overhear him 'in that dingy city office. He sat alone, for onee resting a moment from his work. The gloomy surroundings had 'been effaced from his mind. Only one sweet vision stood out clearly in his thoughts—a girl'B tender, winsome face. But what had he to do with love, he who was branded, and to whom was left but one stern purpose in life— the tracking-down of the man for whose guilt he himself had been^ pun ished? * Here, in this moneylender's office, where old Isaac.dale sat like a fat, ugly spider in the centre of its skil fully-woven web, Ihe- performed the work that was hateful to him. But he had been forced by circumstances' to accept whatever employment was offered him. Old Isaac had, perhaps, guessed something of the truth,...
STALL No. C 6. [Newspaper Article] — The Urana Independent and Clear Hills Standard — 26 September 1913
> STALL No. 0 6. By.TKeo. Monaon In the "Sketch," "And so you see, dearest, you sim ply'must go," murmured tlie sufferer, burying tier poor little red nose In an enormous pocket .handkerchief reeking of eucalyptus. "Jack would never! forgive me it the ticket wasn't used. He was so pleased when Mr. Hilton' sent me one for his new play. Jack-thinks no end of him since he was bo good about introducing him to those people dn the City who have taken up his patent. " 'Tisoha—'tis cha—oh, dear, oh dear!"—and poor Mirs. 'baTltpn looked an object for deep commiseration as she gazed1 implor ingly at .hercousin ouit of dimmed and streaming eyes. • "It's quite impossible for you to go, Molly dear, and I should love to see 'Blows and Kisses,' of course." But potty's'voice was still «. little, doubt 'Jul, and she drew her pretty' eye .brows together in some perplexity. ' Molly looked at her ' yatch-bracelet and gave a little scream. "Betty, go and $ress' at once—do you hear?—or you'll mise the...