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THE STATE ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 24 April 1914
THE STATE ELECTIONS. The State elections will probably take placo carlior than was originally in tended. Tho Ministry favors October as the most suitablo month, but tho Cabinet has not reached a definito deci sion. Parliament will probably bo callod together early in June, and tho now rollB are likely to bo in readiness before tho ond of July,
EXPERIMENTS WITH IMPORTED WHEATS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 24 April 1914
EXPERIMENTS WITH IM PORTED WHEATS. Mr Geo. Batson, of " Boxdale,'' well known as a careful experimenter with new wheats, had an interesting experiment in the past season. Three or four years ago he received from Senator McColl samples of several American wheats. Most of them have proved so unsatisfactory that efforts with them have been dis counted. Last year the number was reduced to five. Polish wheat, Egy ptian, and Turkey red have maintain ed a continuous improvement the longer they have been tried. Egyp tion, which is reputed to have tho branching habit, is alleged to have yielded in America, under special treatmont, up of 200 bushels to the acre. The straw is strong, and the grain plump. This year, at Is hill, Egyptian, from four acrcs of ground returned about 25 bushels to the acre, as against 26 bushels obtained with Federation, Turkey Red is a boarded variety, and has the dis advantage of producing rathor a stunted grain. It is, however, a pro lific yielder. Mr Batson natur...
COURSING, [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 24 April 1914
COURSING, With the advent of winter the Nhill and District Coursing Club are preparing for the coming season. On Tu"si;iy evening, 28th insfc., at 8 p.m., at Bailie's Hotel Royal, the annual meeting will beheld, when the office bearers for the ensuing 12 months will be elected. The Nhill Club is recognised as the leader of sport in the West Wi minora, therefore cours ing men are urgently requested to attend, and help make arrange ments that will keep up the reputa tion of such an important club. The opening meet of the Dimboola Plnmpton Coursing Club took place on Wednesday, and as the Plumpton is situated on the outskirts of the town, a large attendance was pre sent. The hares were on the weak side, and during the afternoon seven or ei^ht were killed. However the coursing was of an interesting nature, and included the Opening Stakes for Hi Ail-a^ed Dogs at 2s each, and also a Puppy Staks for 8 puppies at Mr J. R, Hutheson, of Narra coorto, acted as judge, and gave gene ral satisfac...
WOORAK CEMETERY TRUST. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 24 April 1914
WOORA.K CEMETERY TRUST. A meeting of the above trust was hold at Mr W. 0. Grayling's residence on tho 17th insfc. Present:—Messrs D. Bono (chair), F. W. Borgolt, W. 0. Grayling, It. G. Kearn, T. B. Walters, and Alf. Schultz (secretary). Mr D. Bono was olected chairman for the year. The balanco sheet showed that the cemetery trust is in a good financial position, having a credit balance of £20. It was resolved that tho cemetery fence be repaired, and this matter bo left in tho secretary's hands. An oxtra allowance of £l was voted to tho secretary. Tho order of tho cemetery is good, and is pleasing to both tho trust and tho public.
THE GUN. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 24 April 1914
THE GUN, Oa Thursday evening next at Rin toule's Hotel, the Nhill Gun Club hoU their annual meeting and elec tion of officers. The club had a very successful season last year, and great interest, was evinced in each ahoot. Improvements of a substantial charac ter uvre eiV'cted to the ground, which is now considered one of the most up tfil.ite in the Wimmera. Mr H. J. Rodd-i, who is fully alive to the in terest of his club, intorms us that in addition to the election of officers, arrangements will be made for hold ing a pigeon match at an early date. Country members are specially re quested to attend.
DRAWING A COLOR LINE [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 24 April 1914
DliAWING A COLOR LINE Tho "W.A. Attorney-General, Mr Walkor, as Minister of Education, has endorsed the action of tho parents at Mount Barker and Quairaiding, who recently "struck'' against the compulsory clauses of the Education Act because aboriginal children are admitted as pupils to their State schools. Mr Walker has instructed the Department that tho aboriginal pupils shall bo ex cluded from tho schools reforrcd to, and that tho Protector of Aborigines is to be informed that provision should be made under the Aborigines Act for tho separate education of native children.
GLENLEE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 24 April 1914
GLENLEE. —:o: (Prom, our own correspondent). A most welcome break in the weather occurred on Monday even ing, when rain commenced to fall, and continued until very early next morning. At 9 a.m. on Tuesday, 58 points were registered. Mor« rain is eagerly looked for, as this would be most beneficial for cropping opera tions, and would also be the cause of good autumn feed. Lambing has commenced in most flocks, and so far both ewes and their young, consider ing the circumstances, are doing well. A lawn tennis club is tho latest movement to take form locally. A preliminary meeting was held a fort night ago, when it was decided to form a club, and that a court should be erected near the Glenlee State school. A further meeting took place at Mr Jas Fisher's residence on Monday evening, when despite the impending rain, there was a fair attendance. Mr N. J. Hazlitt occupied the chair. After a good deal of discussion, a re solution, fixing fee for gentlemen at 5s and ladies 2s 6d, was carried...
GOLF MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 24 April 1914
«„ .. golf meeting. All those who take an interest in golf aio notified by advertisement in another column that the annual meet ing of the local club will be held at the Commercial Hotel next Monday, 27th in&t, at 8 p.m. sharp., when the usance sheet will be submitted and officers for the ensuing year elected. A. good attendance is requested.
THE WEATHER. FINE RAIN THROUGHOUT THE WIMMERA. SPLENDID PROSPECTS FOR SEASON. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 24 April 1914
THE IWEATHER. FINE RAIN THROUGHOUT THE W1MMERA. SPLENDID PROSPECTS FOR SEASON. The tropical disturbance which has been inflaenslng the tfhole of eastern Australia has caused good rains to fall in Victoria,!particularly in the "Wimmcra. In all quarters the downpour has caused much jubilation, especially in the pastoral centres, where the prolonged spell of dry weather retarded the growth of the grass. Farmers are now able to go ahead with seeding operations. On Tuesday 62 points were recorded at Nhill, Wednesday 20, and at 9 a.m. Thursday 17, making a total of 99 points. Heavy showers were experi enced in the town yesterday, which brought the total up to about 130 points at 6 a.m. last night. At noon yesterday the following falls were recorded :—Ni Ni, 10 points; Netherby, 70 ; Lorquon, 59, heavy showers ; Wiuiam, 68 ; Balla rook, 154; Miram, 143 ; Kiniinakatka, 58; Lawloit, 30; Gerang, 94, heavy showers; Lceor, 105; Kiata, heavy rain; Lillimur, 120. Other district centres at 6 p.m. ...
LIBERALISM. WHAT IT OFFERS THE WORKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 24 April 1914
LIBERALISM. — :o: WHAT IT OFFERS THE WORKERS. Id a paper recently published in the " Liberal,'' the State Premier (Mr W. A. Watt) explains What Liberal ism Offers the Workers. A brief glance was first taken in the paper at the achievements of the Liberal party in Australia, and particularly in Victoria, during the last three score years. They secured the separation of thi3 one great territory, which wa3 discovered to be beyond the reach of one Government, into six component parts, for the purpose of local development and government. The second achievement was that they founded the Common wealth Government on the freest charter of union that existed in any part of the world. Very early in the history of self-government in Victoria, as a means of allowing every class of the com munity to be represented according to their strength and capacity, payment to members was established. They un locked the land of this country, and in the face of strenuous opposition on the part of the privile...
GERMAN SIMPLICITY. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 28 April 1914
GERMAN SIMPLICITY. Thoro aro sharka in all callings and of all nationalities wo know dad, even the Arcadian simplicity of tho mining industry has suffered in this way.. A mining and engineering journal has just, however, given an instance of rapacity that fairly "bangs Banagher," and Banagher, wo are told, on the most reliable Irish authority "bale the devil." Molybdenite is a metal that has of late come into demand a good deal, being wanted for cordito manufacture and otter purposes in Franco and Germany. It is a heavy dark metal, the ore some what resembling silver load ore but darker and brighter. The technical journal in commenting on the recent rise in prices describes how a prospector who had got out a fair sample of moly bdenite sent it to a firm in Germany to be dealt with and sold if it wore of any value. After a fair lapse of time ho re ceived a reply saying his ore was worth less and would ho kindly have it re moved. He did, much to that German firm's snrprise, and the En...
CALEDONIAN HUMOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 28 April 1914
CALEDONIAN HUMOUR. Mr Kelly in his reply to the Fisher charges o£ what amounted to corruption was very severe on what he called Mr Fisher's attempts at Caledonian humour. The best sample of this had, however, been given the House a few days previously when the Prime Minister wa3 speaking. Mr. Cook had said some thing at which members laughed. Mr. Fisher called out " what is the joke" in his best Doric. Mr. Cook rose to the occasion and implored some one, anyone, to explain to this Scotchman where the joko lay. The Houso was convulsed, and every one bar Mr Fisher roared, perhaps the most tickled auditors of the hit at their nationality being the numerous Scots who grace the benches on both sides of the Houso. Even the sardonic ex speaker, Mr McDonald, let himself go and roared in company with the stolid Sir John Forrest who was temporarily on that side of the Chamber. Joseph and his brethren of tho Ministry however made up amply for this gird at alleged Scottish density by reinstitut...
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. DECENTRALISATION. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 28 April 1914
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. (From our own correspondent), DECENTRALISATION. In connection with the Portland cele brations next week there will, doubtless, be very extensive trumpet blowing about the decentralisation policy of the Murray-"Watt administrations, and country people will be called on to admire the present Government for what it has dono and inferentially to support Ministers and their followers in the future. Doubtless Mr Watt and his friends really believe that they are the friends of the rural producer, because they have had wit enough to recognise that it is the rural producer on whom the whole country depends and to throw a few favors to him. Before, however, any claim to having established a decentralisation policy can be estab lished. the present, or any othor Govern ment, will have to go much further than has yet been done, and entirely remodel its principals of legislation and adminis tration. While a Government continues to lavish vast sums on decorative metropolitan ...
FEDERAL CENSURE DEBATE. MR ARTHUR'S. RODGERS ON PARTY SLAVES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 28 April 1914
FEDERAL CENSURE DEBATE eft ) * r> jau' :um MR ARTHUR s. rodgers on party slaves. i he debate on the censure motion was continued on Thursday last, l^ruig the debate, Mr Rodgera (V.) Kiiu the amemic censure motion f^nied to be inspired by the hope t.ut something would turn up, Tiiu Primo Minister What does ti;e motion mean ? ilr Page: That you are a lot of uu.'iU'J!)goi's. (Laughter.) »»r Kodgers said he had no desire to '.Wc;:d the Teesdale Smith contract. Inch he regarded as a mere slip on rr' ,prlrfc °f thu Assistant Minister. He believed that when Mr Fisher h .Cllefu 9rmofcion he was not d'iw?H f rftS' The °PP°siti°n Li.'.mJ tiiat Queensland had saved r-3/VSi:iaf y c0,nscructing railways fWYt'1 (ir* e new engineer in i wn that railway work ; 'U'ensland was done by a com- i co'^r-nl1 *1 ,tay b0r With sma1' I lii'l nUty"Sang or piece work. , gov "Iier wavhat where ab-' , "io! over tbe nien was pos 'Avou-if borrwas the better system. Pa-V-m w ,ri ern Territory the. stm-lX t°U off...
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. Correspondent must furnish their names and addresses not necessarily for publication. It is to be understood that we in no way identify ourselves with the views expressed by contributors under this heading. CONTRACT VERSUS DAY LABOR To the Editor "Nhill Free Press." [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 28 April 1914
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. , ,.,„,ich their names and f— ^..-.Tirtoiiis ;|V for publication. It is to i" w ident"* °ur views expressed by contributors *" I r this roJmci vtsars day labor To tbe Editor "Nhill Free Press." qIB —As the question of the con iJjt Wstem and construction by day ,ato will be a vital issue at the next Federal elections, the following re nor* issued by Mr Rennick, Engineer in-Chief to tho Victorian Railways, ffi!l demonstrate that the question is n„f a new one, and will explain why tiH" Liberal Governments of Victoria, (i i-'-iTisiand, and South Australia, con =truc't their railways by day labor. yr Rennick's report is dated 1901, ai d was prepard at the request of the Liberal Government of the day. He emphatically supported day labor for th. following reasons:- 1. Day labor eo ves in cost of construction by doing tllr work direct—without the inter vention of the middleman—thus sav ing i ho use of his capital, his time, and his profit. 2. It saves waste or I:-!;...
A.W.N. LEAGUE. NHILL BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 28 April 1914
AWN- LEAGUE. —- MIX'* W NHILL BRANCH. The monthly meeting of tho h branch was held in St. George's Ei on Saturday afternoon. Theattenlc spoke well for the reputation ci; league. The minutes wero real i confirmed on the motion ot 1 Shanasy. Tho syllabus item r, " Mock Election," and tho presk gave some valuable words of afe: tho subject. Notices wore tecs?, from Messrs Packer, O'Brien, e McLean, which proved veryinterai i and instructive. If tho course afa | by the three Victorian Liberal orgs tions for selecting candidates fa i i Senate is to lead to the smces | results expected tho executives i j have to re-consider their decision es: give some help to members oi i i leagues in'choosing the best men, :| all the members of tho three orgis tious wore as well acquainted «ia sS politics of the day and with th; crif dates as are the members of ej executives, the want of guidance e?: not be so greatly felt, but the of the local leagues have had no opportunities as the leaders. II advice ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 28 April 1914
I Ladies are requested to note that the Offices of the Ladies' College of Health have been removed from 4G Elizabeth Street to Phair's Buildings, i 827-329 Collins Street, Melbourne. The College has the sole agency in Victoria for Dr D M Coonley's famous Orange Lily Treatment, which for the past 25 years has been effecting such wonder ful cures among women in all parts of Australia. For the benefit of Hutl'erers. and for those into whose homes King Baby has failed to appear," a free valuable medical book will be sent to anyone writing to Dept. 41. The Ladies' College of Health, Phalr'a Buildings, 327 Collins Street, Mel ourne.
THE LARGEST ICE CAVE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 28 April 1914
I f (THE LARGEST ICE CAVE. A few years ago some members of the Austrian Speleological Society dis covered in the Dachstoin mountains some oaverns yhicli aro amongst tho largest in Europe. One of these grot toes, the longitudinal axis of jyhicli is fully 6500ft. long, moreover, turned out to offer additional interest by its truly enormous ico masses, and was found to bo the largest known ico cave in the world. Though a scorohing sun may be burning outside on tho baro mountain rock,.there is always an icy wind blowing through this underworld, freezing everything within its reach. Only sometimes, when the outside tem perature ranges between 32 and 41 deg. Cnt., and a comparatively warm rain penetrates through the fissures of tho rook, entering right into the cavern, will there be a temporary calm and dis tinct melting of the ice.. The Dacli Btein ico oavo comprises several domes filled with ice, which communicate with one another through a number of fro zen galleries. An ico orevice 89...
NETHERBY AND LORQUON BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 28 April 1914
NETHERBY AND LORQUOS BRANCH. JJlVUll VAJL.I , The usual monthly meeting of ^ Nefcherby and Lorquon branch of E A.W.N.L., was held ia the Netii® Hall on Thursday afternoon IS The President (Mrs J. C. Duffy) ^ the chair, hut owing to the ft rough weather only a small m®* of members were present, A P* sant and profitable afternoon w spent. After the minutes had » read and confirmed the secretary*;^ the correspondence which dealt PH cipally with the selection ofS^'j candidates, emphasising the fac' there was to be no "ticket.' i president spoke on the uecessit^j members voting to the best ability. They should male0 a,i '■ quiries possible to assist the®,' choosing the six best men. spoke of the disadvantages uC£ which women living in the cou^ were placed in not having :j opportunities of judging the ntf'j'' the different candidates as t"e •' supporters of the league. Mrs#'■ ger read a paper on the Compensation Act, drawing 3 " [ tion to the fact that anyone ing labor of any kind, even d...
SPORTING. FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 28 April 1914
SPORTING. FOOTBALL. A match will bo played on tbo recrea tion reserve to-morrow between the Warriors and a team selected from the trnvn and country. Dolors—Warworn, red and black; opponents, all white. Teams—Warriors will be picked from— Heard, Shone (2), Creenaune, Westcotfc, Chisholm, Fritseh (2), Oalden,.Peterson, Power, Roper, Cooper, McMartin, Brennan, Barnes (2), White, Patterson, Gunn, Wilson, Donughue; Opponents : Sehulz, Hudspeth, Ellis, Sutherland, Noonan, O'Sullivan, Deans, Christensen, Morris, Kozminsky, Lee, Meagher (2), Roe, Mason, Rains, Fischer, Muller. All players are requeated to bo on tho ground at 2.30 p.m. sharp. The War rior's selection committeo will be present at the match. At the annual meeting of the Kiata Football Club, at which about 20 were present, Mr J. Moriarty was unanimously elected president, and Mr A. Collins re-elected as secretary. A letter was received from the Nhill Warrior Club, re joining in a com petition. After discussion it was de cided t...