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SCIENTIFIC FARMING. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
SCIENTIFIC FARMING. A groat many farmers somehow have taken- on a great prejudice against the use. of science and scientific methods in farming. They Have strange ideas as to what science is, and naturally enough their conclusions are strange. All there is in scientific farming is to farm according to the best methods known, and be exact about it, not loose and slipshod. It is not necessarily a new way or an old way, but it is the best according to all the light we can ? get. A thorough farmer,' even though ho may know nine ai)our. oooks, is more scieniinc than a , loose, careless farmer, who knows all the books can teach. To do things right in the light of tho best knowledge we can get is the 'science of it always. But a man is sadly to blame if he will not,- try to learn the right way, for if he does not know, how can he practice? All there is in science is to. know all we can, and en ergetically carry out our knowledge
THE LANDS COMMISSION. JUDGE OWEN'S REPORT THE PAYMENTS TO CLOSE. ALLEGED PARTICIPATION BY CRICK. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RECOMMENDED. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
F THE LANDS COMMISSION. JUDGE OWEN'S REPORT THE PAYMENTS TO CLOSE. ALLEGED PARTICIPATION BY CRICK. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS RECOMMENDED. The report by Mr. Justice Owen, who was appointed a Royal Commis sioner to inquire .into matters sugges tive of malpractice and Ministerial cor ruption in the Lands Department, was made available on Thursday night. The document is very bulky, and deals exhaustively with all the matters brought before the Commission from its opening. It will be remembered that the Com mission was appointed to 'make dili gent and full inquiry' into the follow ing matters : — 1. The applications made by Sarah Reuben Sims, Alice Sims, Reuben Simpson' Sims, Thomas Moore Sims, Harold Sims, and Stephenson William Sims to convert their settlement leases into improvement leases ; and also into the administration of the Lands De partment, in connection therewith. 2. To inquire into the matter of the purchase of the Myall Creek Estate by the Government, and into the adminis tra...
AT REDFERN. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
AT REDFERN. Supplies at auction were very irregu lar, and comparatively light chaff and lucerne hay contributed largely to the' offerings, and until the new month1 opened on Friday both lines were somewhat neglected. Prime and choice makes of chaff had attention, and sold at satisfactory prices, anl also choice dry green lucerne, but medium and low grades were difficult to place at valuations ruling a' few weeks ago. ! WEDNESDAY'S SALES. Chaff. — From J. Dunn, Wagga, 3/10; Wanda Steelc, Yathong Siding, 3/4 ; executors Kurrajong Estate, Bo men, 4/2 j Rowston and Boyd, Gan main, 3/1 1 ; S. Solamon, Willie Ploma, 3/9; T. Parker, Wait-a-While, 3/1 j A. B. Kirkman, Woodstock, 3/7 per cwt. ' Luoeme. — From Quin, George's Plains, green 4/-, brown 3/0, meadow hay 2/11; H. Pcarce, Kelso, 4/6; J. Thompson, Kelso, 3/10 per cwt. Oafen Hay.— From W. and E. Hayes, Millthorpe, 4/2, and chaff 3/8 per cwt. Wheaten Hay.— From A. B. Kirk man, Lyndhurst, 2/- per cwt. Wheat.— From Pettitt, Apsloy, 9 lin...
EUROPEAN IMPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
EUROPEAN IMPORTS. The following- account of the net im ports into Europe from August 1 to March 31 — a period of eight months — has been prepared by 'Beerbohm' :— 1005-6. 1904-5. Qrs. Qrs. Untd. Kingdom 15,910,000 18,467,000 Franco ? 375,ooo 700,000 Germany ? 9,100,000 4,Soo,ooo Belgium ? 4,095,000 3,780,000 Holland ? 1,030,000 1,450,000 Italy ? 3,675,000 2,710,000 Sweden ? 700,000 730,000 Spain ? 3,300,000 1,020,000 Sundry countries 3,400,000 3,750,000 Total Europe 41,585,000 37,407,000 Imported April 1 to July 31 ? ? 21,708,000 Total for season ? 50, '5, 000 In io°3-4 'lie imports were 56,890,000 quarters. The weekly average im ports in these eight months compare as follow for the past three years : — 1905-6. 1004-5. 1903-4. Qrs. Qrs. Qrs. U.K . . . 460,000 535,ooo 555,ooo Continent 740,000 545,000 545,000 Total... 1,200,000 i,oSo,ooo 1,100,000 'The continental imports,' this London journal observes, 'have been enormous, reaching the record total of 740,000 quarters per week in th...
THE AMERICAN WHEAT CROPS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
THE AMERICAN WHEAT CROPS. The winter wheat outlook in the United States and Canada was on April 2G all that could be desired, ac cording to the Cincinnati 'Price Cur rent.' Other more detailed reports, by cable, stated, however, that there were complaints in Missouri, and some deterioration in the Kansas outlook ; but, on the whole, the prospects were described as favorable. How much of the winter wheat area had this month been abandoned would be known, and then some approximate idea of the probable crop would be possible. In the North-west, spring seeding was de scribed as being well advanced, the weather continuing favorable, and the season being comparatively early. The same was the case in Manitoba, where an increase of 500,600 acres in the area sown was considered probable. The American and Canadian visible supply decreased rather sharply for the week ended April 21, but the total was still larger than last year, viz., 59,621,000 bushels, against 42,316,000 bushels.
THE HORSEMAN. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
— THE HORSEMAN. - asyss&sssis. ny CHILDE HAROLD. £ The following: is the gist of a bill which has been placed before the Ohio (U.S., America) Legislature, with the object of encouraging the better breed ing of horses in that State : — 1. The owner of a stallion must ob tain a license from the secretary of the State Board of Live Stock Commis sioners before such animal can be used in public service. 2. Application shall be made to said board for examination of stallion, at a cost of £s, the board's' inspector to re port as to the age, health, soundness, heierht, weight, and heart girth of ani mal inspected, 3. Licenses to be of two classes : — (a) Animals of pure blood ; (b) cross bred or grade animals. 4. Animals found to be unsound or of immature age to be barred, and any owner using such a stallion, or allow- . ing to be used for public service, to be fined ,£10 for first offence and ,£40 for each subsequent offence.' ♦ * * That such an Act is badly needed in this State ma...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
Has hnd mi enormous 1—^ — .»?—— -^J snle lor the last fi5 yenrs. mid is known nil over tlie world. Ciirringe paid to Hiiy port or railway station In N.8.W., it casli is sent with order, or 6 per ceut. discount adjoining States, Duty Iree. Hogskln Seat, Double Gulletted Bar Plated Tree, Ivxtrn strong throughout, complete with fittings, JOHN BRUSH 371 George St., Sydney (Next AJ.S. Bank). B. ALLAN'S Invaluable Horse Medicines Allan's Splint due, a certain romedj for Splint* ui Eimgbono, 8/6 per bottle: Gripo Drenob. 4/.perbottl»j Worm Powdora, 4/. per dozon j Wound Lotion, 4/6 per bottle j Cattle Dreuch, 4/- por tin. Horse Boots of all doaoriptions made to order. Write for Catalogue and Toatlmoaials. Bole Addma i . . - - E. ALLAN, 62 Story Street, Parkvllle, Victoria A RABBIT EVERY TOIL TRAPS fitted with Good's Patent Attachment can be set in the driest sand without paper. Sand or earth canuot get under the plate. They never ''- miss. Prices with patent : — Griffiths', 14/-; X. J. Ton...
Veterinary Aids and Answers. ANTHRAX IN SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
Veterinary Aids and Answers. =rgg:sg:=:S~ By B. B. LOEL, M.M.C.V.ff. 5 ANTHRAX IN SHEEP. We have been requested to give an article on Anthrax in Sheep, and cheerfully comply with the request. # # * Definition. — A specific disease, due to a micro-organism (Bacillus Anth rasis'), which runs a rapid and gene rally fatal course, and is characterised by an imperfectly oxidised condition of the blood, which becomes thick, dark colored, and more or less incapable of supporting life. * M ik Distribution.— This disease is wide ly distributed over the world. It is not confined to sheep, but also attacks horses, cattle, pigs, and almost all the larger animals. It can be readily com municated to man, and then takes the form of 'malignant pustule' (wool sorters' disease). Hence, the atten dants' on animals suffering from this disease, and persons who make post mortem examinations of nnthrax stricken animals, should be most care ful in guarding against the possibility of their becoming inoculate...
QUEENSLAND AS A WHEAT PRODUCER. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
QUEENSLAND AS A WHEAT PRODUCER. The Government Statistician of Queensland, in pointing out in a re cent report that the very low wheat returns received last season from the drought-visited areas of the west oper ated so severely against the average of the whole crop, remarks that in this connection it is well to note what is being done elsewhere. Much attention is being devoted in the United States to the production of a droughtresist ing wheat, and very satisfactory ex periments have been conducted. This class of grain, known as the Macaroni u'linut u'ill tNi'ivn u'if-li n minimum nf moisture. The exception taken to them is that they arc a hard milling wheat, and, some say, not suited for a bread Hour, although the latter has been disputed with some authority. In any case, such success has attended the efforts made in Queensland to pro duce a rust-resisting variety of grain that encouragement might be taken to experiment in the direction of evolv ing a type of wheat that shall not ...
COUNTRY WHEAT LOADINGS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
COUNTRY WHEAT LOADINGS. For the week ended Saturday last 22,629 bags of wheat were loaded at country railway stations, compared with .32,847 bags in the previous week. On the Southern line \A-~^ bags were loaded (Ganmain 2310, Lockhart 21 16, and Uranriuinty 1742); on the Wes tern line OS93 bags (Bogan Gate 1734, and Cowra 1532); and on the Northern line 1440 bags. The total quantity loaded for the 25 weeks of the season aggregates 2,423,471 bags.
General Review of the Markets. "Farmer and Settler" Office, Monday, June 4, 9 p.m. GRAIN AND PRODUCE TRADE. WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
General Review of the Markets. ''Farmer and Settler' Office, .Monday, June 4, 0 p.m. GRAIN AND PRODUCE TRADE. WHEAT. Favorable weather conditions have prevailed, and complaints now for ploughing or seeding are few. More rain is wanted in some districts, but the crop situation has improved fully 50 per cent, since the recent downpour, and if we have another general rain within a month and a general absence of westerly winds, a big and early har vest is assured. The market seems to be gathering strength, and while no excitement prevails, .all interested in wheat undoubtedly exhibit a conser vative confidence that the situation will improve. conditions aoroaci are closely watched, and when it is re membered that quite a fleet of Aus tralian wheat boats arrived in English ports this week, and only caused a steadiness, with perhaps a fall of 3d. to 4d. per quarter, it is evident there are many friends of wheat in London and on the Continent fully alive to the true position. Another month...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
LARGEST WOOL SELLING HOUSE IN AUSTRALASIA. Painty company Capital Fully Subscribed ... £4,000,000. Capital Paid Up ? £1,000,000. EenorveFund ? £105,000. WOOL, GRAIN and PRODUCE BROKERS, SYDNEY. Wool Commission: 2 per Cent. AUCTION SALE8-Rabblt,; Opossum, Kangaroo 8kln-, Ac, held regularly Account Sales Rendered Piomptly. \ rOEWiRU VOUIl PROD0CI TO \ J.W.GRAY&Co. V 139 SUSSEX STREET, SYDNEY, l' c Who will get you the lilKheit market ratal, f, - eh»rg» loweil pouibl* commission, and atnd \ you nturna d»y after Bale. Auotlon Bfclu J t - dally atRedftra. Now and Second-hand Bagt s - in Btotk, Our Banken are Tin City Bank ol f , Bydnay (Western Uranob). \ CONSIGN TO PRESCOTT Ltd. (Established 1850) 336 SUSSEX ST., SYDNEY. ! The Oldest, Largest and Leading | . Wholesale Produce Salesmen and ; Auctioneers in N.S.W. i FARM FOR SALE AT NYNGAN. CIO acroa O.I', and 1,118 aaroa C.L., (oncod in Il.Tp piuldoqliH. 'J'wp 'I'linliH, Houso of six rooms ? and kltohou two rooii'8- . 100 nores C...
JINGELLIG AND OURNIE. Annual Meeting—Election of Officers. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
JINGELLIC AND OURNIE. Annual Meeting — Election of Officers, The annual meeting was held at Jin gellie on May 19th, the president (Mr. Jephcott) occupying the chair. Amongst the correspondence dealt with was a resolution from the T'emora Association, in regard to the part Mr. Trefle took at the late Labor Confer ence. It was resolved — 'That the Jin gellie and Ournie Branch considers Mr. Trefle was justified in attending the late Labor Conference, and expres ses the opinion that it would be a bene fit to the Association if the Executive were composed of men like him.' The accounts and other matters be ing attended to, the election of office bearers took place, and resulted in Mr. Jephcott being elected president, Messrs. Hunt and McVcan vicepresi dents, Mr. A. Walker treasurer, Mr. W. S. Curran secretary (pro tern.), and a committee of all the members pres ent. The membership fee was fixed at 5s., and several minor matters were dealt with.
MANILLA. A Large Attendance—Election of Officers — A Presentation — Reserves and Closer settlement. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
MANILLA. A Largo Attendance— Elootlon of Offi oors — A presentation — Rosorves and Closer Settlement. The attendance at the annual meet ing on Saturday numbered 3'- A lively interest was taken in the pro ceedings. It was decided to write again to the Railway Commissioners, pointing out that a platform at or near portion 194 across the river was' very necessary. It was agreed to invite Mr. O'Calla ghan, Dairy Expert, to visit Manilla on Saturdav. 26th. The balance-sheet showed a credit of £1 2S. nd. Mr. F. Hcywood was appointed pre sident, Messrs. IT. Stoddart and D. MacDonald vice-presidents,. Mr. C. Vincent secretary, and Mr. P. Don nelly treasurer. Mr. F. A. Porter, late secretary, was presented with a silver tea service, bearing inscription and monogram. It was decided to ask that the pro posed Tarlee platform be removed to the Borah Road junction. Resolved,— 'That the Minister be'' written to asking him to thrown open the reserve in the parish of Dinarawin di, and also to have a...
KELVIN. School and Road Requirements—Dividing tho Cost—Conference Delegate. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
KELVIN. School and Road Requirements— Div- iding the Cost— Conference Dele eato. The monthly meeting was held on 26th May, Mr. C. Johansen, vicepre sident, in the chair. ?; Correspondence was rend and re ceived, It was resolved that the secretary be instructed to write to Education De partment, through Mr. Collins, M.L.A., requesting that verandahs be erected upon three sides of Kelvin and Varran schools, as a protection .against the weather. Resolved, — 'That the secretary write to Mr, Collins asking that a direct road be provided to Manilla from Kelvin, starting from Barraba Gunnedah road on south-west corner of portion 20 h.s., parish of Talcum bah, thence easterly to meet the Man illa-Carroll road at Borah crossing of Namoi River, in parish of Dowc.' Resolved,— 'That we send a dele gate to the Annual Conference to take place in Sydney on July 24th and sub sequent days, and that the secretary, Mr. V, A. Porter, be said delegate.' Resolved, — 'That it is desirable to have placed u...
TEMORA. Special Meeting—Immigration—Delegates to Conference. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
TEMORA. Special Meeting — Immigration — Dele- gates to Conference, A special general meeting' was held in the School of Arts on 26th May, when there was a good attendance. A letter was received from the secre tary of the Murrumbidgec P. and A. Society, re prize for the best farm crop, and asking for a donation towards the prize. It was resolved)— 'That this branch cannot entertain the idea of giving a donation.' The report of the Executive was re ceived. The Secretary of the Intelligence De partment wrote re the encouragement to immigration from the old country. It was decided that the matter stand over till next meeting. Messrs. J. Moran and J. Donaldson, jun., were elected as delegates to at tend the forthcoming Conference.
MULWALA, MT. GWYNNE AND DISTRICT. Immigration—Road Matters. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
MULWALA, MT. GWYNNE AND DISTRICT. Immigration— Road Matters. At-thc last meeting, Mr. \V. Mur chison presiding, the letter from the Intelligence Department re agricul tural immigrants was read. The proposal did not meet with support, and it was resolved to ask the depart ment what they did with the land cen sus applications received from this district. The neglect of the roadman to at- ? tend lo the main coach route through the district led to a general indig nant talk of the methods of the de partment in ploughing up their gravel supply and carting away to another part of the district for another con tract. The secretary was instructed to ask for 30 chains of formation be tween Kennedy's and Craig's and filling in of washouts along the road, and to telegraph at once. for 60 chains of surfacing to complete the contract now in progress on the Boomanoom-. ana-Doniliquin road. Objection was taken to the system of calling for local contracts and giv ing only two or three days' notice be...
STONEHENGE. Annual Report. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
STONEHENGE. Annual Report. The following report was read by the secretary at the annual meeting : — 'It is with pleasure that I make my annual report, and 1 feel confident a great future is before the members of the Farmers' and Settlers' Associa tions of New South Wales, and if they pull together their interests and wel fare will be obtained. 'T very much regret to state that the membership for the year 1905 was only half the number of the preceding year, showing a lack of interest taken bv the farmers of Stonchenge. It is to be hoped they will roll up and sup port an organisation that is continual ly working in their interests. As you are all aware, 'The Farmer and Set tler' newspaper is now an accomp lished fact, and should prove very in teresting and a great benefit to the cause, as it contains a great deal of valuable information, and by reading its columns you will see that new branches are being established every week. During the year eight meet ings have been held, with an a...
THE CASE STRONGLY PUT. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 6 June 1906
THE CASE STRONGLY PUT. Mr. J. P. I Rogers, of 'East View, Quirindi, makes out a strong case for the Danysz experiment in the follow ing letter to the 'Herald' :— ' Sir, — In your issue of last Saturday 1 read Mr. W. A. Benn's hysterical ravings about Dr. Danysz's experi ments. It would pay Mr. Benn better to. try and purify the rabbit trade. I can bring evidence to prove before any responsibly appointed committee that hundreds of rabbits sent down to mar ket for sale have been poisoned by phosphorus. Phosphorus is pronounc ed a deadly poison the wide world over, while Dr. Danysz's methods are pro nounced harmless. No one except Mr. Benn, a syndicate, and a few rabbit trappers benefit by the rabbit indus try, while the State's progress and prosperity depend on her agricultural and pastoral industries. The rabbits themselves are a huge disease to these industries, and have taxed their vital organs, and sapped' their vigor. It is only the high price their vigor. It is only the high pri...