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The Art of Forestry. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 17 June 1915
The Art of Forestry. Forestry Is a profession which of fers an irrlsistable appeal to lovers of outdoor life, and although its cul tivation has only recently been seri ously undertaken, it has already gained a largo number of followers. To the pioneers erf Australia a big tree meant little mora than an ob struction to bo eradicated with as much expedition as possible. The jpastorallet took no interest in the. forests; of beautiful and valuable timbers, and the ideal of the farmer .was a landscape devoid of any ar borlal vegetation other than the easily manipulated mallee scrub. It le not surprising, therefore, that a nation grew up strangely wanting in any aesthetic appreciation of the beauties of trec-covered areas or even of the commercial value which lies In forest country. It was only as the country progressed, towns sprang Into being and developed, and the demands of the builder became more urgent that the art of forestry be came properly recognised as an art whoso results are ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 17 June 1915
We Keep the Mag Flying For Values and Quality. You Can't Beat Us! We intend to maintain our Reputation as the Dis rict Leaders For Variety and Style in POPULAR WINTER Which embrace the Smartest Millinery Costumes, Goats, Furs, And every description of Wearables .For the present Season. See our New Stock of Neck> wear, just opened up* auaaairGc&ssE! 1 A Visit of Inspection to our Showroom is Cordially Invited. A further supply of tho Famous WARNER'S Rustproof CORSETS Showing. All Styles and Prices. aeo-' Guard ngaiuat the Cold and Nippy Nights by using our Warm and Woolly Blankets In White and Groy, of which we have a Largo Assortment of Best Australian Makes. I See our Display of the famous " Onkaparinga " all Pure Wool Blankets and Rugs. Qur Ready-to-wear Overcoats Are right up to the minuto for STYLE. Madn from GOOD QUALITY Materials. They will wrap you round snugly, and keep out the biting cold. Also, the Lighter Grade Garments, such as the RAINPROOFS In all the Best M...
Tungamah Water Trust. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 17 June 1915
Tunganiali Water Trust. The monthly meeting of the above was held on Monday last week, the chairman (Com. Fell) presiding. The Department of Mines wrote stating that there were no boring plants available at present.-Re ceived. D. Sheppard, Katamatite, wrote that he was desirous of increasing the storage of water for irrigation purposes at his place, and asked permission to cut a channel from j point to point in the bend of the creek where is pump pipe is fixed, I and to block each end of the bend J where channel is made. This would increase his storage with out interfering with the flow of ' water in tho creek.-Engineer to J inspect and report. Lima South Progress Associa tion asked that petitions recently signed in connection with the Nillahcootie weir bo returned as soon as possible; also inquiring the Trust's opinion as to further agitation in the matter.-To bo informed that conference would be held at an early date. Broken River Water Conserva tion League inquired-(1) What woirs...
Football. Marungi v. Yabba North. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 17 June 1915
Football. Marungi v. Yabba North. The Katandra District Football Association matches commenced last Saturday, when Yabba tra velled to Marungi and met that team in competition. The game, which proved very interesting from a spectator's point of view, was evenly contested throughout. Both clubs had a full complement of players, though lack of practise was sometimes very noticeable. Marungi won the toss and elected to take advantage, of the light breeze blowing, but although they battled manfully they failed to make much use of it, and the first term ended in favor of Yabba by 7 points to 1. At the change, the wind having died down, the play became a bit scrambly. From a mark, B. McGarry put up the first goal of the day for Yabba, and this was followed by a few minor points. At "lemon-time" the scores were-Yabba, 1 goal 10 behinds ; Marungi, 1 point. On resuming, Marungi went off with great dash, notching three goals in quick succession. Yabba then began to assert themselves, and just...
Commonwealth Button Fund. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 17 June 1915
Comm. mwealtli "Button Fund. The Button Fund, whic/i was born in the mind of one of Oolac's citizens (Mr. H. C. Tucker) pro mises to become so universal in Australia that it will soon be the exception to find one loyal man, woman or child not wearing the button n?. an evidence of their sympathy with the great national movements it appeals for. The button is a small ornamental token the sizo of a shilling, and is worn in the coat or dross continu ously, and is to be issued monthly for any of the deserving or most pressing war funds, and is sold at the minimum price of Is per month. A smallor button is to be issued and sold to children at 3d per month. The buttons will be issued by the Central Executive Commonwealth Button Fund, Melbourne, to any Mayor, Presi dent of a Shire, secretary or trea surer of a Patriotic or Red Cross Society, etc., upon application. Unsold buttons can be returned, and payment should be made by cheque (no exchange charged) not later than the end of the month ...
Tungamah Shire Council. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 17 June 1915
Tungainah Shire Council. The monthly meeting of the above was held on Tuesday of last week. Present: -Crs Cum mins (president), Deagan, Fell, Wadeson, Hodge, Ford, Kelly, Mulquiney and D. Ryan. Shepparton Shire sought co operation in carrying out 9 chs forming and 13H chains clearing on boundary road between the two shires, and south of the Marionville State School.- Co operation granted. P. F. Sprague, secretary Kata matite Rifle Club, wrote that about 50 intending members wished to re-establish the old rifle club on the usual site. The Defence authorities had instruct ed him to write and ask the coun cil whether they would close the road along the back of the race course. The road referred to runs east and west from Benalla road, and is seldom used. The Defence Department would not move in the matter of re-organising until the club had gained the consent of the council to have the road closed. Perhaps it might be pos sible to have the road closed tem porarily, during practice of a...
Recruiting For Australian Imperial Force. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 17 June 1915
Kecruiting' For Australian Imperial Force. Recruiting has shown a marked falling off lately. Although no new units may at present be under organisation, it is vitally important that there should bo no shortage of recruits for roin forcements. There may be some idea abroad that enlistment for reinforcements is not so neces sary nor nearly so important as enlistment for a definite unit. This is quite incorrect. It is far more necessary that reinforce ments be provided at present than new units. Reinforcements are urgently required to maintain units at the front at their normal strength. Men must be forth coming without delay to replaco those fallen and to support and strengthen the gallant Australians fighting in Gallipoli. Men enlisted for reinforcements mast have at least three months training before embarkation. One draft of reinforcemento is at pre sent nearly 2,000 short of require ments. To maintain units now at the front Australia is pledged to provide each month 5,300 sol dier...
Dookie Stock Sale. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 17 June 1915
Ocvkie Stu k Sale.' Mess;'; J. McNamara and Co* report airing held their fort nightly i'.ook sa!e on Monday, 14&lt;h Tuft*, n-hen Jiey yarded 700 xbd sheep. The demand at auction was not brisk, but only one line was turned out unsold. The follow ing prices were obtained ; 100 first cross ewes, well in land1. rising 3 and 4 yrs, 23s 6d. 240 first and second cross ewes, rising3 and 4 yrs, 23s. i-yj Lincoln and first cross e vi';. 4, 6 and S tooth, good , oiiiiitiun, 23s. I .JO first cross owes, full mouth, r:o;; condition, well in lamb, it's 25 llrsf cross ewes, 4 and 6 tooth. lair frames, 19s. S»xf P:>okie stock sale,- 28th Juno., when 12(70 sheep will be See future advt.s.
ARBOR DAY. AT WATTVILLE. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 17 June 1915
AKILOIT DAY. AT WATTVILLE. .Ari>oi Ij.'iy was celebrated at :t]ie (.hove school last Friday. In aewthe afternoon the children busied ..J&Wlw witl1 r>'a"ting some 30 ,0^^6Ua'lt ami ornamental trees. HI Afterwards n somewhat lengthy ifaii'j vsrici concert program was llgone through, which took up an Ifother hour and a half. Mostly Unil the items were contributed by stbe children, and the singing and syeciting reflected the greatest '?credit 011 their teacher, Miss ?AVren. ?? The Chairman, Mr. C. Morgan, -:maae a patriotic speech, in the ^course of which he thanked all I'^nd sundry for making the outing Jfiueh a success, especially men X5 honing. Miss Wren and Miss tflora Hunt. rrlp* The program concluded with ig^tlie singing of God Save the lifting. During the afternoon luncheon ^ provided and handed round "H&v the ladies, and altogether a enjoyable and happy time spent with the children. Miss Dora Hunt presented and 'I'pfejTiljled a handsome tea cosy in f||§|iid...
AT DOOKIE. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 17 June 1915
AT DOOKIE. &nbsp; There was a good attendance of parents and friends at the &nbsp; Arbor Day celebration on Friday &nbsp; last. &nbsp; Short, crisp and interesting &nbsp; addresses were given by Mr. &nbsp; MacDonald (horticulturist at the Dookie Agricultural College) and Rev. J. B. Taylor, which were listened to most attentively by &nbsp; those present, especially the childrcn. Refreshments were kindly pro- vided the ladies, to which the &nbsp; children also paid great attention. Messrs. Callander and Forer and J. Wilson, each donated a tin of &nbsp; lollies. During the afternoon a concert program was given as follows : Song, Children ; recitation, Bella Rowlands ; song, V. Rowlands ; &nbsp; Recitation, E. Darby; song, W. J Webb; dialogue, A. Webb and M. Stevens ; recitation, M. Alex- nder; song, Children ; dialogue, A. Webb (Old Woman), M. Stev- ens (Giant), E. Darby (Mother), W. Webb (Jack), and C. Ben...
THE PROMISE OF PEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 24 June 1915
THE PROMISE OF PEAT. When coal is gone peat promises to take its place-and more. The peat bogs of Ireland cover about 2,831, 000 acres, estimated to contain 39, 972,000,000 tons of fuel of tlie valuo of -C-SfiO,000,000 ; Scotland has great deposits ; and in England and Wales there are some G,000,000 acres. Apathy in utilising this great natu ral resource may be attributed to the abundance of coal. Chief among the products of peat are peat fuel and peat charcoal, with such by-products as naphtha, sulphate of ammonia, acetic acid, tar, and paraffin wax, but there are also moss litter (al ready an important industry on the Continent), manure, preservatives, and sheep dip3, paper, cardboard and millboards, disinfectants, artificial wool, and filtering and absorbing ma terial. Though supplying antiseptic wools and dressing, the special medi cinal value rests in use for peat baths. Russia's army is enormous. On a peace footing it numbers 1,500,000 men and 5,'100,000 for war. Its de fect i...
ELECTING A QUEEN COW. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 24 June 1915
ELECTING A QUEEN COW. In the Rhone Valley, Switzerland, an extraordinary ceremony is carried out every summer. This is the choos ing of u queen cow by the cows themselves. A large number ot co.vs --there are over 200 this year-are assembled in a field to chouse their queen. The queen cow is the one which is strong enough to fight all the other cows -off the pasture and remain in possession of it herself. The owners of the cows are not al lowed to encourage their beasts in any way. The honour of owning a queen cow is keenly coveted by tho local herdsmen, and they do every thing th£y can in order to turn their animal out a winner. In their eager ness to bring their beasts fit and well on tho day of battle, many of the herdsmen feed them for a week or a fortnight beforehand on broad and wine. Tho cows descend from a fighting race, and are always eager to have a scrap. The "election" of the queen cow often lasts the greater part of the day, and is watched by crowds, who como to tho scen...
OBITUARY. MR. JOHN KINGSTON. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 24 June 1915
OBITUARY. I aB_ jonN KINGSTON. f' Recently we mentioned that Mr. || John Kingston, iui old and highly |l respsctc'J n'sident of Deveuiah, had beea stricken with paralysis, and wag !? under the wire of Dr. liatx, of Tun ^ gain ah. Now it is our painful duty it to record £h.u the old gentleman re I cein-J a second attack of tho same I | afilio:iou, which resulted in his death I on .Monday afternoon last. Ilia rola I lives liiiil previously been commuui | cata: with, and his two souf, ono of | them iHrift in camp with the Expe | aitiouary Forces, and thf> olh.'ir I arm | fog iu South WaJos, arrived j | heme, 3 The htc Mr Kingston was a native | oi Homily Cor!;, Ireland, and was I h';! vow? of age, hying horn in J833. £ Ho was /; resident of the Dc-recish | district for about -i-i yoa/s. His | brother, Mr. George Kingston, well I h known in this district, has a farm in g the Jfenty district, N.S.W. | Dcceaaed leaves a widow aud grown up family, for whom the deep est synjp ah j- is ex...
RUSSIAN SOLDIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 24 June 1915
RUSSIAN SOLDIKKS. Many military experts-have a pro found admiration for the Russian soldi,'i', whose very lack of imagina tion and education makes liim tena cious and fearless, devoid oi class ambitions and sensitiveness. The Slav mind, quick though it he to make plans and estimates, is slow in interpreting them into action and movement, so that the average Uua siiui moujik may he sent to certain death or led to victory with equal lack of interest in the event in which he is but an inanimate pawn. Never theless, ho is a fine fighting machine, and is well equipped. Properly di rected hy skilful generals, the Rus sian army is capable of anything.
Shepparton Special Sheep Sale. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 24 June 1915
gjiCpjKirtoii Special Sheep Sale. J. jJcNsmara and Co. and Peck, : Eon; mm Higyar, auctioneers in con junction, report having held a special sheep s i!" at the Shepparton Corpor ation Yards on Friday last, wheD 6224 sheep were yarded. There was 2. record attendance of the public, but bidding wag not brisk, buyers acting very cautiously, prob ably owin^ to the immediate scaroity of grass, and the dry windy weather thr.t preceded the sale, and many Krat swp.Y unsupplied. Any decline in values that may be quoted was particularly noticeable in high-priced lines, buyers not being inclined to operate on this class of stuff. Dry ehecp and ewes heavy in Jamb met with a fair demand at auction, and BDytbiDL' saleable was easily disposed of at the following prices : - 45V crossbred wethers, G tooth, good frames, fair store condition, 20s. 440 crossbred ewes, G tooth, big frame-:, jjreat condition, showing well in hmb, 27s Gd. 500 small framed cross and come bick wtuners, as dropped, bottoms of...
WORLD-WIDE NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 24 June 1915
WORLD-WSD.T NOTES. Included in the Husi.ir.ii aivuy are about 1,500,000 Cossacks, alrcimous fighting men and niagnif-ccni. Uorso men. The cossacks, as .1 rule, arc more highly educated than the aver age Russian peasant, and tvenly years' military service is obligatory for the men, who supply their own uniforms, horses, and equipment, the Government providing the arms. In return for tiiis the State gives lur-e grants of land to the Cossacks. The Cossack's liability to military ser vice does not end at forty or so. I-Ie is always at the Czar's command.
Church Notices. ST. LUKE'S CHURCH OF ENGLAND [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 24 June 1915
Church Notices. ST. LUKK'S CWINTCH OF ENGLAND I June 27-4th Suuday after Trinity. Dookie College, 9 a.m. .Morning Prayer Dookie, 11 a.m., Matins and Holy Communion Pine Lodge North, 3 p.m. Even song Dookie, 7.30 p.m. Evensong. Preacher-Thk EKCTOK. Tliar.-iky, clioir practice, 8 p.m. Wednesday, 8.30 a.m., Children's C1i»E in St. Luke's, Dookie. N'-xi Vestry Meeting on Tuesday, lime 29th, at 8 p.m. Missionary Box holders are re i&lt;k*sud to L'lve their boxes to Mr L. '. iivrny, or leave them in the church ' ' >"? Uie end of this month. "?mMmiIi School every Sunday after noon - Mr. L. Jinuvray, Superin t" 'ifBt
Causes of Great Wars. A BLOW THAT COST 20,000 MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Dookie and Katamatite Recorder — 24 June 1915
Causes of Great Wars. A BLOW THAT COST 20,000 MEN. Tin? Austro-Scrvian War was no doubt largely due to the murder of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand arid bin consort at Sarajevo. Similarly it. was the assassination, in March, 1SII7, of the Turkish chief of gendarmerie by the Macedonian brigand leader, Nicholas Martino vitch, coupled with the fact of his being shielded by the Greek Govern ment after ho had taken refuge in Thessalv, that brought about the Graeco-Turkish war of that year. Upon two occasions at all events has the murder of a British subject been summarily avenged by armed force. The first was in 3656, when the murder by Chinese officials of the captain of the British ship "Arrow" was followed almost immediately by a declaration of war, in the course of which the Chinese fleet was prac tically annihilated and Canton was bombarded and partially destroyed. Six years later we were at war with Japan over a somewhat similar in cident, a Mr. Richardson, an English merchant livi...