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BEET-GROWING AND IRRIGATION. (To the Editor "Gippsland Mercury.") [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
13171T-GROTWI Nf ANP IRRIGATION. tT' the Editor " Gippselnd Mercury.'') Sir,-Re the proposed irrigation of the boet sugar lands In and around Maffra. I beg to suggest that the scheme is a mtost practicable one: for, with irrigation, there is no other crop that will protduce such a return from the la Ind. We have about 7000 acres of land within 12 miles of the factory capable of growing suigar-beet with any land in the State-namely, Denison and Nambroi plains. This land at the present is mostly used for growing wheat. oats, etc.. with whiclh. at the pr.sentl vaine of the land, not a very prolitnhlt' return can he made. Now. sir. I fail to see why this land cannot be irrigated, and the sugar-beet in dtstry, which has hbeen a failure In th~ past. made a profitable one. H1op ilig to see otherts express their views on this subject.-T utm, sir, :ours. etc.. WAKEl-f'P.
AUSTRALIA'S OIL RESOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
AUSTRALIA'S OIL RESOURCES. -Mr. George D. Mleudell recently at lallarat. delivered an adldress at the .11ining Exchange 1-Hall on 'Whly pc I troleumtn will tie found in Australia, the only untdev eloped oil country in the world. i \ir. SItudell sahid that pietroletut had created more fortunes than gold, dia monds, steel, or shipping. It was only fountd in 'Pennsylvania in 1 30. and since then the output of the Unit ed States bid been three thousand mnilliions sterling in 55 years. The worlds ayearly supply oif 50,000,000 tons of oil was stationary. with a ten diency ton dimnitsh. The dentland for oil had overtaken supply, o ing to the enormous incretase in motor carts. bats. buses. aeroplanes, and inmachines of all kinds using petrol or gasolIne fuel. Be sides, the use for crude oil as fuel in ships, and especially in warships. was increasintg enornmously. Thierefore. to find oil for thite Australian Navy was of vital inpiortance. iMr. lteudell detailed tile manaty uses of ipetrleut...
CORRESPONDENCE. WEARY OF WAITING. (To the Editor "Gippsland Mercury.") [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. WEARY OF WAITING. (To the Editor "Gippaland Mercury.") Sir,-It is with extrenme satisfaction that I notice, by a letter published in a recent issue of your paper, that the ratepayers of Stradbroke and the sur rounding district are beginning to weary of the way they are neglected by the Rosedale Shire Council. Is it any wonder? I am surprised that they have Iorne the treatment so long. During tthe last f ur years what has been done to the Port-road between M.errimant's Creek and the gravelled portion at Longford? Simply nothing, with the exception of a few chains of formation near MIr. Hbson's. The reason given for the lack of interest in this particular riding, I believe, Is the pancity of funds, yet money can be found to carry on works in other districts that are already well served by good roads. Such an excuse is not worthy of any intelligent body of men. as I presume the Rosedale councillors are. It is about time some other reason is advanced in support of tihe a...
LAW ABOUT THISTLES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
LAW ABOUT THISTLES, Under the law of Victoria the Gov ernor in Council has power, by merely ordering the issue of a proclamation, to declare any plant to be a thistle, and for the purposes of the Thistle Act, and once the proclamation Is published, that plant becomes a thistle for that purpose. Among other plants so treated are the star and saffron thistles. A prosecution initiated by the inspector of the Kow ree shire in the Edenhope Court of Petty Sessions, against Messrs. Wettenhall Bros., for allowing star thistles to grow on their Lake \\'Wallace Estate, on Monday came before Mr. Justice A'Beckett in the Practice Court for judgment in an or tier nisi to review. At the Court of Petty Sessions objection was taken that the proclamation made in l182 had not been placed before the court, but the magistrates were satistied to act on their knowledge that these this tles were prohibited, and lined the de fendants the nmininum penalty-«o. An order nisi to review was obtain ed, on the gr...
DISTRICT NEWS. NAMBROK. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. NAMB ROKC. After a long dry spell very heavy rain fell here ion Friday night and Sat urday morning. About 1 inches were registered: but it is probable that more fell, as It canme down so quickly that the gauges overieowed. Plough ing is general, and this fall will put thlie land in splendid order for turn ing over. In going over the district one sees various methods of power used in hauling the iploughs. COn ine farm-Mlessrs. \'M Donald Bros. '-al oil tractor may he seen drawing a ten disc cultivator and a six furrow disc plough, and doing splendid work. On other farms teams of from eight hi rses downward are being used; and yet again ott another the meek and humble b llock is the power that turns the "moist furrow."' Quite as large an area as usual will be sown, although the past season s crops did not come up to early expectations.
SAD DEATH OF MR. MAGNUS PATTERSON. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
SAD DEATH OF MR. MAGNUS PATTERSON. Very many of our lreaders will be deeply grieved to learn that a very old Gippslander, in the person of Mr. Magnus Patterson. met with a most untimely fate on Saturday. A telegram from Dandonong, dated Sunday, conveys the following particu lars of the sad nccurrence:-On Sat urday evening. nat 7 o'clock. a fatality occurred at Dandennng. IMr. M. L. Patterson, who was returning home af ter spending the dlay in Melbourne. was driving with his wife to their home on the main Cranhourne road. Having crossed the bridge close to the township. Ite remarked to his wife that he felt unwell. and asked her to take the reins. The horse then became res tive, and Mr. Patterson, in stepping from the v-ehicle to the roadway. fell and broke his neck. Mr. Patterson was for a number of years managing overseer at Kilmany Park for the late Hon. W. Pearson. After Mr. Pearson's death hlie engaged in the Indian horse trade, after which he resided at Colac, still occupied In...
TRARALGON RACE WEIGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
ia , 9.-1; ctan' ussr, 1.10: Bushy, N:ambrok ,17. 7.10; l m ut, Hd.i t h ic, 7.9: Mr rneivin, Nimble L, 7.7 'Ancor Brand' 7.9; 'raral gotn laiendicapi. nine furlongs. --I J ·iah. . ; oi us, 9.\l ' oral Fish-e :; i Xrlfast. 01; G(untire Embra-n ..: tcramuind, 7.5; Bid, 7.4; lynno, 7.11' B-nita, 'd .\ miiii I id An. ho~ Flicr ar~cid. :Novelty Prny Race, fo.r furlongs. 'ider, 11.1011: 0.0e P it, -10:lLa. dy m a.. i.'ie: H peep. S.7; Lucitann, 7.3 De ride. 7.2: iss Calper, Kipplona. Ruby Slay, 1fyfny. 7.ti: Jean Posey, 6.12; 5.I unet id I i. J.1i0; 'ind ellat, Trdd2 Flying Handicap. six furlongs. .emiiah. 9.10: Cains, 9.3: Sunstone, S.n: Imnbri ne, 7.12_ 1lnranmin, Slogan, ;Silver Gauntlet, Bid. 7.9: Sederick, L~a Carte. 6.7. Amateur 1landicap Race, seven fur longs.-Sunstn, II.7: i oramina, 11 i; liB tany ay. 10.111: Giadiateur. 10.5: Bid, t'hunda. 1(1.1: Onlrlden Rest, 111. 1 Dlt. HIbnita, Anchor Brand. Seder oani Farther. 10.0.
BRIGHTENING CHURCH SERVICES SHOTS FOR DISCORDANT SINGERS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
BRIGHTENING CHURCH SERVICES SI T(S FOR DISCOIRDANT SINGERS. ALueklandi (\.Z.J, Thursday. \Vheli the iVicalr of the Otalka Church rec0ed1 e to tcltnduct selrvice, hle found a latic ill Ipossession of the build 'he lunaltic claimed to be a patron of the church, aud stated that bright tr sc'i1e were nceessary to attract the parishionlers. te added that he found it necessary to make a few inm ro ements, .Iand showed thoe astonished ViIar a raiiph ne instailled in the \ Itr 1 (i a horn directed ilnto the Phan h throoeh a hole cut in the wall. 'l' idct 0e1i of ei ltrrlh were decorated 01iP lwietures trot11 ilustrated papeirs. 'n Vie at liar redly left the build . ,uaily he ascertained that iie lula tic Is `te ll -,a gI, aid had Lei t casin;; brat hit was particularly au?:.sousto shoot anyone who sang out f t1111, of a;MV preachlr of whom he disapprotvecL Tile mal was arrested,
OUR SYDNEY LETTER. A Clear Statement. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
OUR SYDNEY LETTER. A Clear Statement. If there is any obscurity in the minds of the electors respecting the is sues to be decided at the forthcoming Federal elections, it will nIot be through any lack of candour on the part of the Labour organs. Says the "' Navvy,'" hltich chanmpions the Railway and General Labouretrs' Association, "Whlat we desire tihe politicians to understand is that the workers' object In creating i and supportling a Labour Party is for one purpose only, and this is by law ful means to improve their wages tand cotlitions of enmploytllett. 1e do cx pect that when a strike takes place imembners of Parliament should open ly cotme out and assist themt, and not, as at present, stay away and say noth ing." In the exuberance of hisE "well-meaning entlhusiasm," thle edi tor seemts to have overlooked the im portant fact that a strike cannot be inclutded among the "''lawful means ont whiclh he lays stress. As Others See Us. Bishop Mercer, who is taking his final farewell ...
THE COMING APPEAL. LABOUR MISRULE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
THE COMING APPEAL. LABOUR MISRULE. Speaking in reply to the toast of Parlia nient at t complinmentary smnioke social given bI Mr. SI' K'litnnt, 1.L.A.., the Plrinte Minllister (-l'. Cook) dealt at some length with the prsieht post tiun in Federal affairs. Mr. Cook said:-I ant glad to take the opporttuntty of saying (onie or two words on the Federal political situa tion, ror I lind alrteady that, thanks to tie rll p'aganda of our opponents and of some of str frietnds. our position is entirely ttistnderstood. I at alluding prtttittilatrly to a speech which I read thlis tmto-nting, in which I amn being solemnly warned that whet we go to the country we slauld not go ion suchl qitestlans as the postal vote, anid Ipro hibition of preference to unionists. \\'lho In tihe name of lihtiteti ever sug gested tihatit we should go on thliat alone? The notion is preposterous, and how it coIuld have got into the brains of people I cannot understand. I think it would be absoluito folly for ius to go...
BABIES. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
BABI ES. ;blies are Australia 's best linni slants, but in manly oiimes baby does not appear, greatly Lu the disappoint tuent of husband and wie. Ladies so nisappoillted ale strungly advised to consult ithe lihily-qcuaniied lady re lpreselntative c Ih "tNatura' Health cu., Alelbournle, cn her next visit, and learn Irull her nolw the blessing of ilmotherhood can be made easily pos sible by means of the wonderful SNatura' 110o110 Treatmtent that has brought " baby ' to so many homes, restored thousands of wonien and girls to perfcet health, and saved imany an operatioll. No charge what ever is made for thu consultation or advice. Next visit takes place on Tuesday, 31st March, when the com pany s relpresejtative may be seen at thie Club Hotel from 10 to 7.30. Mean while, send 3d postage ior free ''Na Lura" Health Guide, giving valuable information on the subject, to Dept. .., "Natura" Health Co., 49 Ei7. abeta-street, Melbourne. For the 1;1-1-; season, the Ails traliani Jockey Club has...
MELBOURNE HIDE AND SKIN MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
MELBOURNE HIDE AND SKIN MARKET. Younghusband, Row and Co. Pty. Ltd. report: Skltins.-We brought forward a large and attractive catalogue of 10,000 skins to a full attendance of buyers. Competition lacked spirit, and, whilst all short descriptions declined %d per lb., well-grown parcels Were in fair re quest at rates showing a decline of %d per lb. Hides.-Our selection to-day was a very large and attractive one, includ ing many special lines of New Zealand freezers. The total offerings were generally small. Our catalogue, how ever, comprised 1,500, and the major ity of best parcels met with keen hiddings at unaltered rates. Kip, however, showed a fall of 4d, and many butchers' lots that were not in the best condition were dull of sale at a decline of %d per lb. Calf skins, be ing in short supply, advanced fully % d per lb. Tallow.-Biddings from both shipperq and manufacturers were restricted, and prices generally showed a decline of 10/ to 20/ per ton. Even at this re duction dark an...
SALE BRANCH A.N.A. CLEARING THE RIVER ISLANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
SALE BRANCH A.N.A. CLEARING THE R1VER ISLANDS. On Thursday afternoon the second working-bee promoted by the river isfe lands trust, and co-operated In by the A.W.A. and A.N.A., was held, and af forded a pleasant afternoon's labour, tempered with afternoon-tea. Messrs. Bott and Thornley provided the means of transport with their motor boats, and conveyed 30 "bees" to the is land, which was soon a scene of great activity. Armed with axes, slashers, spades and torks, the party soon had spaces cleared for about a dozen fires, which were kept fed with nettles and thistles that infest the place; and aft ter an houIr s work many small clear ings were visible where previously were nothing but rank undergrowth and weeds. S iwly the natural surface and contour of this pretty spot are being evolved from chaos, and with a little more combined elffort will be a plea sant place to picnic on, and one more place of beauty to point out to v'isitors Iiis intended to build a lauding-place probably at ...
COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
COMMERCIAL. Thco. B. Little and Co. report: Fat Cattle-A brig yarding at Traral gun, consisting of medium to good qual itx cattl In addition to local but eb rs, Melbourne buyers were in attenu dane.. Prices for all descriptions ruled hiuh. Not numv fats for butchers at Vale, prices very firm. We quot prime cows £6/5;- to £7,15j-, good do. from £5, 11/-, incrior and aged sorts from £1, 2 6, heifers at £6, 12/6, light do. £5. Store Cattle-Extra heavy yarding at l'rrrallgon nearly 800), plenty of buyers ana alinost a total clerance of citDtcd at very satisfactory prices. Rose dale yards were well supplied with cat tic., and a good sale of both fats and stores resulted. Only small lots at Sale, rices tfirmn. We have now had uioe rains, and anticipate still keener coIu petition for all store stock. Forward springers fromu £6 upwards, backward do. at 01 15, -, pens of young iheifers in calf £3 11, - to £3'17 -. 18-months steers £2 to £2, 18 6, 2-year-old do. £3 5, - to .3 16 -, store cows...
STATE LANDS POLICY. ASSISTANCE TO APPLICANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
STATE LANDS POLICY, ASSISTANCE rO APPLICANTS. Mr. Lawson (the Minister for Lands) is instituting reforms in his depart ment which will have, It is believed, the eflect-of relaxing the strangle hold of red tape upon applicants for land. In the past applicants, especially icr Mallee lands, have had to neglect their business affairs and waste many vail uable hours in order to attend mneeat inags of the Land Btoard to press their demands. Frequently nine or ten at tempts to obtain a suitable block hat e been unsuccessful, and the vexation Cof the applicant has been intonsilied by the necessity of having to pti a fve of 5/ on each occasion. Complaints have been frequent, but the department re maitied for a long time indifferent to them. The publication of the daniag ing report by tihe sub-cvlonmnlittee onii closer settlement, which was apploInt ed by the Iirst Watt Miniistry, con tained reconlmmindatiens for the sini plilication of the land systLeni which could not wall be isnoueld. and ...
THE CRADLES FULL. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
THE Cl ADLLS I ULL. "Bonus, or no bonus," ;ay, the 11Il. J. Cook, "the country nues.v to havo its cradles full." A book d e.in" with this subject in a most informative way will be appreciated by childlesis married couples. It 'will be scat free if 2d is re mitted for postage. Address Dept. 45, Ladies' College of IHealth. I Elizabeth street, Melbourneo.
VICTORIAN EXPORTS. LARGE INCREASE. [Newspaper Article] — Gippsland Mercury — 31 March 1914
VICTORIAN EXPORTS. 1,LR(GE INCREASE. ir. altnro (tIhe Director of Agri culturei has received front Mr. R. trone o iperitttentient of Exports) a sttitnstical report, showing the qunat tittie and value of produce inspected and exporlted from Victoria for eight ttiontlhs 191 -I8 and 1911-14, not in cludOting wo'ol, hides, and other products the isptcti'n of which is not under Gttvertnment s upci'viaion. Sr.ro twc states that tIhe total value Of produce xo''rted for the eight mtoritl's betoe ei July 1 and February i ' (lilc ntlel t £l .5,.73S , ts cotmlpRar td ith 1.I) 1 3 is. SI for thel sa Ie period of the evioul yeair. An tinlcreose of over Sb per cent. hais taken place, for which 'neat and heat.t are chiefly re eponll'le. I ndetr the heading of dairy drnouev tlhire has teen tnt tInvreatse of £1 74,i7-i. or neerly 1t per tent. Of tli h gain, butter is responsible for 153.137,. or 11 'per cent. advance on ithe previous year. lIhe trade in dried ,1mil tt has ntariy dlou'letd, whilst th...