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TO THE EDITOR OF THE ALBURY BANNER. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
TO THE EDITOR OF THE ALBURY BANNER. Sir, — Will you olease giva me the follow ing information : — Can a man take up a special area in addition to his present holding if he haB not got his full quantity, or would he have to take it up as a homestead leaBe 1 This block is under annual lease at present, and I wish to know in what way I could take it up. Can I take it up as an ordinary selection 1 SUBSCRIBER. [You can take an additional out of a special area provided yon have not already got the maximum area. — Ep. A.BJ]
DISTRICT NEWS. GOONDIWINDI DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
' DISTRICT NEWS. GQOUQIUIMD! DISTRICT. (PBOM OUB OWN GOBBBSPONDENT.) An the [Banner is, to my knowledge, subscribad to la certain parts of this district, and yet appears to have no regular correspondent here abouts, t may, perhaps, be supplying a 'felt want' by sending you a few descriptive lines. Goondiwindi, as everyone should know, is a border town on the Queensland side, situated on the banks of tho M'Intyre, called elsewhere the Batwon and the Darling. Like most of the little Queensland towns Goondiwindi is a ' thing apart,' and commands a large scope of more or lew settled country. It io a pretty, picturesque spot, of about 500 inhabitants, with five public houses, as many stores, a spacious hospital, an Anglican and Catholic Church, a public school, a police station, n moat umbrageous street alignment, end the usual civilised etceteras of a well-supported celf -respecting bush town. It is incorporated, and therefore shows good roads and pathways. It is the headquarters of a D...
HOWLONG. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
HOWLONG. ' fFBOM OUB OWH COBBESPONDENT.) On the 5th February a special meeting of the Mechanics' Institute Committee was held. Present— Messrs. Hunt (president), Easterby, Boyle, W. B. Hamilton, Donnelly, Simmons, Bay, and H. D. Hall (secretary). Minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. It was proposed by Mr. W. B. Hamilton, and seconded by Mr. Simmons, that a sub-committee consisting of Messrs. Boyle, Basterby, and Hall be appointed to procure catalogue of books, and that they be empowered to select the necessary works for the library, and that tho library be open from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.— Carried. It was decided thut lamps with necessary length of chain be puichased for the reading room. It was proposed by Mr. Simmons, and seconded by Mr. Donnelly, that a street lamp be erected outside of the building for the guidance of visitors to the institute. After a very animated discussion, it was proposed by Mr. Easterby that the offer of £5 be accept...
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19. (Before the Police Magistrate and Mr. W. N. Edmondson, J.P.) [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
Wednesday, February 19. (Before the Police Magistrate and Mr. W. N. EdmoDdeon, J.P.) Thomas Wilson was charged with stealing onions. The evidence for the pronecutlon was to the tffcot that prisoner had been found iu the yowl pf Messrs. IV-bortB and Co. vhb. the PrIwb la bin poss?B8iQa at 3 W* ^wqos?' could give no account of how the onions came - ' into his possession, or of his business in the yard of Messrs. Roberts and, Co. . An open big of onions had been left in the yard the . previous night. The prisoner, who pleaded guilty, was Ben* tenced to seven days' imprisonment. Messrs. Halse and Visser, the comrnis Bioners appointed by the Cape of Good Hope Grovernment to report upon agri culture in Australasia, were chaperoned over the Auckland Free Public Library and Art Gallery by the town clerk (Mr. P. A. Phillips), says the .New Zealand Herald o( February 4. They also visited the Auckland Museum, and were much interested with what they saw afc both institutions. Mr. Visser is simp...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
^ ? Jig. .-??? i/,g - f«s^H=* df Palace-street, Petersham, rFIHANKING his numerous kind customer, begs to menf/a that hia NEXT VISIT will be as JL usual in APRIL NEXT, the Sixteen* jf Year of hia & ilf. yearly Calls. His Yearly Arrange ments will be THIRTY SHILLINGSVand if found iC-^^^'^r desired his visits will be THREE TIMES during the year, but,' Manufacturers as well as Musicians (the late Sir Chaa. Halle amongst the number) have stated $\at Tuning Twice Yearly is sufficient in all climates, and that more frequent Tunings tend to'; deteriorate a good instrument
CULCAIRN. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
CULCAIRN. (FBOM OTJB OWN COBEESPONDENT.) The weather during the past five days has* again been very oppressive, the thermometers registering over 100 degrees in the shade.-. Some heavy thunderstorms passed over the dis trict during the latter part of last week, and1 these, together with the light rain which fell previously, have caused a nice spring in the grass. The loeal cricket team journeyed to Cookar dinia and played the return match on Saturday last. For the second time Culcairn were again successful, winning rather easily on the firsts innings by 44 runs. The scores were — Culcaiuu 103, Cookardinia 59. A meeting of the cricket club committee wast held on Tuesday night, when it was mentioned, that Mr. Matchett's trophy was to be presented! for the beBt batting average, and Messrs. S- H. and. W. G. Balfour have also promised trophies for the second beBt batting and bowling aveng.es- respectively; Dr. Chalmers, Bishop of Gonlburn, bold a% confirmation service on Tuesday last in ...
GERMANTON. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
GERRSANTON. (FROM OUE OWN OOBBEBPONDENT.) V v ' - - A meeting of the committee of the Presby ? : ? '. terian Ohnrch was held last Monday afternoon. - ? -r The members present were Messrs. John Boss, B. ? G, M. JSDgelhardt, James Bruce, Bev. A. M'Kinlay, W. G. Poison, Robert Hamilton, J. . - -' W. Spurr, G. R. M'Lanrin, A. R. M'Laurin, r, John Bunyan, and F. A. Gurrie. The secretary then read the minuteB of the previous meeting. which wero duly confirmed. It being necessary to elect a secretary and treasurer for the ensuing year, Mr. A, R. M'Laurin proposed, and Mr. John Bunyan seconded, that Mr. John Ross he gain elected. The motion having been carried, Mr. Hobs was declared duly elected, and ex pressed his thanks to the committee for their expression of confidence in him. The principal business for which the meeting had been called was to arrange for a farewell social evening to Mr. M'Kinlay, who has been granted a twelve months' holiday, and will be leaving for Scotland probably i...
JINDERA. MONDAY, February 17. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
JINDERA. (FBOM OUB OWN COBBEBPONDBNT.) Monday, February 17. Since tha last rains the weather has been most oppressive, the nights being uncomfortably hot,, — bo much bo that folks Bleep en the verandahs^ and then they complain of tbe moEquitos andi other night insects usually found this time ot the year. Another old and respected resident paBsedl over to the great majority on Wednesday laBt--. Mr. Schmidt, one of the German pioneers. Tha old gentleman had been ailiug for some time,, having contracted paralysis in one side and be., come almoat bedridden. The funeral was well attended. Mr. Schmidt leaves a wife and large family to mourn his loss A little girl bad~a narrow escape of being burnt to death one day last week. The girl waft attending (so I am informed) to the domestic duties in the kitchen, and some of the girl'a clothing caught fire. Tbe screams brought Mrs; Klope to the rescue, who in trying to extinguish tbe fire was burnt severely about the hands ; but luckily the girl ...
THE DEFENCE OF THE EMPIRE. THE EXTENSION OF THE VOLUNTEER SYSTEM. LONDON, February 17. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
THE DEFENCE OF THE EMRE, THE EXTENSION OF THE VOLUN TEER SYSTEM. London, February 17. The Marquis of Landadowne, Secretary; of State for War, announces that the Government will do everything possible to promote the extension of tbe volunteer system in accordance with recent recom mendations. He adds that tbe Government have been inundated with requests that new corps of I volunteers should be formed. E The Times in an article dealing with the ? . I subject of national defence, eulogises the I united manner in which the different Aus- 1 tralian colonies are preparing for their , I defence, as evidenced by the recent con- I ference of commandants at Sydney. I
CORRESPONDENCE. BOGUS COMPANIES TO THE EDITOR OF THE ALBURY BANNER. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
CORRESPOND ENCE. BOGUS COMPANIES TO THE EEITOR OF THE ALBURY. BANNER, Sir, — Can you inform me where to look for reliable Information regarding the celebrated South Saa Babble and kindred swindles ] — Youra, A.R. [A. good acconDt can be found in Mackay'e K Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular D Iu Bions' of the South S.ja Bubble and o har financial swindles of the last two centuries. Aleo Maltland, in his 'History of London,' gravely informs us that a pr-j ct which received great encouragement was for the establishment of a company ' to make deal boards out of sawdust.' This ic, no doubt, intended as a j »ke ; but there is abundance of evidence to show that there are dczins of schemes, haidly a whit more reasonable, lived their liitle day, ruining hundreds ere they burst. Oae of them was for a wheel for perpetual motion. Capital, .£1,000.000 ; another was for ' encouraging the breed of horses in E.igland, improving cf glebe and church lands, and repairing and rebuilding parsonage and vi...
A FATHER KILLS HIS TWO CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
A FATHER KILLS HIS TWO CHILDREN. 1 A terrible tragedy was enacted at Windsor, M Melbourne, on Saturday night, when a man M named William Alfred DaleB, a painter, cut j| the throats of his two children, It jbcrt William. l| aged five years, and Catherine Agnes, aged If three years. ? M The mother of the children died in May last from consumption, leaving thrse children, the eldosc being Mary Jane, aged fourteen and a-half years, and the two murdered children* Since the mother's death the eldest child had been keeping house ; but a law weeks ago 1- ft her home, making a statement that her father tampered with her. Her father informed the police of tbe statement, and. demanded that she should be examined. This was done, but. the examination did not bear out the gin's statement. : D.uos wanted his daughter to return to her home to look after the other chi'dren. He told his daughter that he would kill the cb.il drcd if Bli3 did not return horns, as he could not bear to see them attended ...
QUEENSLAND RED WATER. TO THE EDITOR [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
QUEENSLAND RED WATER. TO THB EDITOB Sir,— The letter of Mr, Nicholas Waters, Slock Inspector at P-tlmerston, Queensland, since 1882, to Mr. P. E. Goidon, Chief Inspec tor of S.ock, on tick red water or fever, con firms Professor John Gamgee's report to the U. S. Government on the American form of this disease. Mr. Waters,' in his communica tion, Btates : ' Ticlia are most numerous there (Palmerston distric ), while the disease is in its mildest form, which is tit the end of the year.' Again he adds, 'The cattle in the Palmerston district are tick-infested, but no deaths have ever occurred there from that cause from 1882 up to the preaent.' In these two statements we have a most positive proof, direct from nature herself, that (4s announced by ProfeBSor J. Gamgee In 1868 or 1869— an opinion subsequently confirmed by the leading scientists in Eugland) Texas fever ia not a tick disease at oil, but a contagious form ot malarial anthrax. If thiebeeo— andappearanceaotrongly oupport this t...
WHITE ANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
WHITE AUTS. How exceedingly destructive white ants can be was shown by some operations which are now taking place at Parliament House. It was known that for years past white ants had established them selves in the main beam supporting the floor of the reading room which adjoins tbe Lower Chamber; and as it was thought that their operations had been on an extensive scale it was decided to remove the wooden bearer and substitute therefor an iron girder. The reading room is 24ffc. wide by 2Affc. in length, and the floor was supported by a beam which, composed of grey ironbark, was 12 in. by lOin. in thickness. The floor was taken up. On the bearer being closely ex amined, it was found that the. white ants had been so industrious that they had converted it into a mere shell, which did not average more thon l^iu. in thickness. The bearing strength of the beam had thus) been bo greatly reduced that it was said that if at any time a few of the mem bers had become larkish it was most in evi...
THE THOROUGH CULTIVATION OF IRRIGATED LAND. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
THE THOROUGH CULTIVATION OF IRRIGATED LAND. In addressing a meeting of the Kavenport Branch of the Agricultural Bureau the chair man (Mr. F. B. Bathbone) spoke on the ' Necessity and advantoges of thorough culti vation of irrigated land.' He said the object attained by thorough cultivation was twofold. First, it admitted the air to the root of plants ; and, second, prevented evaporation of moisture. Evaporation was caused by capillary attrac tions—that waa to eay, that In closely-packed soil there were multitudes ot hair-like tubes which sent the water to the ea^age, thereto be evaporated by the Bur. If the soil were) cultivated these tubes were broken, conBe* quently the water could hot rise. Although it was not in human power to increase the rainfall, we could by means Of frequent culti vation retain to a very large' extent the rain which fell. It waa now recognised as a fact that stirring the soil was preferable to mulch Ing. Some time ago a series of experiments were carried out...
INTERESTING COMPETITION. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
INTERESTING COMPETITION. A most; useful and interesting sSetion appears in the programme of the Tumba rumba Pastoral and Agricultural Society. This is a competition which will draw a large number of horses suitable for use as cavalry remounts, and is expected to prove highly attractive. Mr. W. Willans, who pertorms the duty ot oon. secretary, has done much to create interest in the event, and has written to Major-General Hutton asking that a military expert, to judge the remounts, be sent to tbe Show, which will be held next month. Tne Major-General replied that he would do so, and Mr. Willaos then placed himself in communication with Captain Scott, who has written accepting the invitation and returning thanks for the provision made for his reception. We understand that Colonel Airey has abo been invited, and has expressed pleasure at conceding to the wishes of the Society. In the eveat of an Imperial Remount depart ment being formed in New South Wales, Colonel Airey will in all pro...
TREATMENT OF MILK FEVER. [Newspaper Article] — Albury Banner and Wodonga Express — 21 February 1896
TREATMENT OF MiLK FEVER. In prevention and treatment of milk fever,' the Sydney Mail offers the following skilled advice. The methoda at the command of the farmers are as follow : — In the case of cows' which have already suffered from a previous, attack, and even in tbe case of others which present conditions very- favorable for the disease, preventive treatment should be com menced before parturition. This consists in limiting the supply of food during the time the cow is dry and keeping the bowels open by one or more doses of salts. Tba moat suitable purgative for a cow ia lib. to l-fr'b. of Epsom or Glauber salts, with lex. vi ginger, and about a pint of molasses in a large Quantity (two quarts or more) of topld watar. Afier calving a free fl -w of blood to the udder should be encouraged by fnquent milk* ing, even if the calf bo allowed to sack, and tbe animal of course Bhould be protected from1 exposure to severe weather or to unusual coldr — ' or heat, although a certain amoun...