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INDUSTRIAL HOME BURNT THREE INMATES PERISH A WOMAN'S CONFESSION [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
, INDUSTRIAL HOME BURNT THREE INMATES PERISH _ A WOMAN'S CONFESSION vjont'essing" that she had set fire to a two-story wooden building in Elders lie Crescent, Taringa (Queensland), used by the Salvation Army as a shel ter and industrial home, thus causing three inmates to be fatally injured, Jane Martingale, 32, a married woman and an inmate, gave herself up to the police at Toowong. The victims were:— DENZER, CONNIE, a young woman, who was burned beyond recogni tion. MANZEL, Mrs. CHRISTINA, 30, who was killed through jumping from the balcony, when she was being assisted to escape by an Army officer. HALBURN, Mrs., who died from the effects of injuries received. The following inmates were in jured:— LORD, GRACE, 21, shock and slight injurs'- to spine. WILSON, CAPTAIN MILLIE, 23, fracture of the right arm. . KIRKLAND, JESSIE, 32, bruised right foot. WHITLOCK, SARAH, 36, abrasion on right knee. HARVEY, MAY, 6 5, bruises and shock. SHEARER, NELLIE, 26, scalp wound, and bruises on body....
LIFE LOST IN LAKE SPECTATORS GIVES EVIDENCE [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
LIFE LOST IN LAKE SPECTATORS GIVES EVIDENCE An adjourned Inquest was conducted on January 24 by Mr J. Fraser, Deputy •Coroner, concerning the death by drowning of Alfred Francis Collins, 8, at Lake Wendouree last week. A finding of accidental death was re turned. Charles Bowman, City Council em ploye, and William Phillips, bill poster, said that they were in boats when they "ivere attracted by a commotion to View l;>oint, and they walked about in four feet of water for some minutes until Qeorge Johnstone came and brought ihe body ashore. Phillips, who is about five feet ten inches in height, said that he could not .swim, and had never been under the "water, but that if he had been able to feel the body with his feet he would have lifted it from the water. He held °n to his boat while Bowman used & grappling hook.
GALE FANS FIRE SHOPS DESTROYED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
gale fans fire SHOPS DESTROYED Fire destroyed uvu suuiw, tt ui cap maker's establishment, and a dwelling house of live rooms In Main street, Stawell, on January 28. The fire was discovered early in the j morning-, and it spread through the I weatherboard structures with great ra- j pidity. There was a strong westerly gale blowing, and this assisted the on ward rush of the flames. Mrs M'Cay and her son, who were asleep in their dwelling, only managed to get out of the burning building in their night at tire The insurances on the buildings were: —Mr G. Barnes' building, £500 in the North British; Mr W. Lewis, grocer, £100 on building and £100 on stock; Mr J. Strahan, hide dealer, £100 on premises and £100 on stock; Mrs M'Kay's residence, £100 on building in the Victoria office; and Miss Arm strong's uressmakirig establishment, j £30
THE DAIRY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
QUESTIONS AXI) ANSWERS Fodder for Cows.—H.G. (Mansfield).— Rape is not good milking fodder. Japanese millet made into hay is fairly good for milking cows, though not equal in quality l'or milking purposes to lucerne, clover or oaten bay. Neither is it good for working horses, as it has considerable heating qualifies, it. should be cut for hay when the seed begins to bar den, before the stalks get too woody and fiibrous. The best time for sowing i3 in thQ spring, when the ground is beginning to warm, and the danger of frosts is past.. Peas cut and dried for nav make good cow feed. They should be allo-wed to ripen before cut ting*. t?ea hay should be cured as oateu hay is, then stacked and softened with water be fore feeding to the cows. Peas can be sown either in early autumn or spring. The must popular varieties are the Dun pea and the (Partridge pea. Chou Moellier should be sown in the autumn, and the. leaves cut off not too close to the stem as they mature. Other leaves "will grow...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
INSURE AGAINST FIRE WITH THE AACHEN & MUNICH FIRE INSURANCE CO.. 17 QUEEN STREET, MEL.B0URN2L Agents Wanted in Country Districts. HAS ELL'S FINEM0UN9 MHCULTUML UCSIOffi 15/- Per Ton FINELY-GROUND BM LIME 25/- Per Ton High Grade FOR SOILS DEFICIENT IN LIME, WONDERFUL EFFECT ON SOUR LAND. Full particulars and prices la trucks at buyer's nearest railway station on appli cation, or 15/ per ton for Agricultural Limestone, and 25/ per ton • for Burnt Lime in trucks, at our nearest lime works; bags charged extra. • . All manures kept in stock —-SUPERPHOSPHATE, BONE and SUPER THOMAS PHOSPHATE, GYPSUM, BONBDUST, BuNE, FERTILISERS, GUANO, SULPHATE HP POTASH; Special Mixtures, &c. ARTHUR H. HASELL, 17 QUEEN ST., MELBOURNE. A Valuable Veterinary Book An 8G Illustrated Book on Live Stock Ail ments and Their Remedies. 1/1 Posted. SALVITIS ANODYNE Unfailing Remedy for Colic: 3/3 posted. SALVITIS PROPY. LTD., 17 Queen street. Buy tha it's the Challenge" Best Mill! Hundreds of users ...
FARMERS' LETTER BOX UNRELIABLE SEEDS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
FARMERS' IiETTER BOX UNRELIABLE SEEDS Amateur (Preston) writes:—My ex perience as an amateur gardener ex tends over 60 years, and at no time have I had so much reason to com plain of the quality of seeds purchased at the different shops. During the last six months I purchased and have sown six packages of lettuce seed. Not one serviceable head has rewarded me for all my trouble and expense. Where the seed germinated the plant ran to seed. Onion seed was unreliable. That one time grand pea, Yorkshire Hero, appears to have run out, and the i result is small pods from one to three peas in each. The seeds are put up in attractive packages, but it is all out , side show. Koyuga Irrigation Settlement.—Will the writer of the letter signed "A Koy uga Settler" kindly forward name and postal address?
DEMAND FOR PURE SEEDS FARMER SEEKS PROTECTION [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
DEMAND FOR PURE SETCr>c: FARMER SEEKS PROTECTION A crusade against impure seeds found expression on January 28 in a de putation from the Shire of Buln Buin to Mr Hutchinson Minister for Agri culture. Mr J. E. Mackey, M.L.A., said that an approved suggestion was that the i Government should establish a seed testing station in Melbourne and make I seed testing compulsory. The Gov ernment should also undertake prose | cutions. An important check was the licensing of seedsmen. Cr. A. J. McHugh stated that, though he was ready to pay high prices for pure seed, he found great i difficulty in getting it. | Mr Mackey : Cr. McHugh is the father of the pure seed movement. Cr. J. Kennedy also spoke, i Mr Hutchinson, in reply, said that ; it would cost, according to an estimate, ! £1000 for a testing station and £100 to equip it. A previous Government had "turned the proposition down." (However, that was no reason why the new Government should not consider it. He agreed that the present Act ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
1HEI QUEENSLAND AGRICULTURAL THOROUGH COURSE of INSTRUCTION In DAIRYING, STOCK RAISING, and GENE RAL MIXED FARMING. Staff of fifteen ex pert instructors. Practical training specially supervised. Next session commences 10th January, 1914. The Queensland Agricultural College Dairy School.—Special Course for the Diploma in Dairying and Factory Management com mences 10th January, 1914. For full particulars apply to J. BROWN, B.Sc., N.D.A., Principal. COLLEGE, GATTON, This wonderful labor-saving combination of pet rol-engine and separator is doing good work in, hund reds of dairies all ovor Viotoria. WHY NOT IN YOURS? Catalogs free. W-V5 KING
COUNTRY PROGRAMMES [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
BY "BUNYIP." The Premier, Mr "Watt, gave an excel lent discourse on the programme of his new Government on the occasion of digging the first sod of the Tallangatta railway extension. He was at great pains to point out that the pro gramme of the new Government was entirely a country proposition. It is agreeable and refreshing to learn that this is so. It requires no long memory to call to mind that the programmes of i other Governments have had similar claims made for them. And yet Go vernments whose Ministers make these claims—when speaking in the country— somehow seem to get the habit of at tending to matters relating to city tramways, city gas consumers, and other matters, and allowing the much trumpeted country programme to fade away. "Valuable and important as it may be to adjust electoral representa tion, there are pressing themes of im portance to the country which should not have been postponed until now. If •Mr Watt's country programme be car ried out, then will be fulfilled...
NHILL FARM COMPETITIONS THE JUDGE'S REPORT INSTRUCTIVE COMMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
THE JUDGE'S REP'OERT INSTRUCTIVE COMMENTS The Nhill prize farm* crop, and fal low competitions are conducted on a fccale which makes them probably the most valuable of their kind in Austra lia, They have been in existence for 13 years, and so marked an influence have they had on local methods that the Nhill system of wheat growing- and sheep fattening1 is admittedly unex celled, on the average, in Victoria. This year there were 54 entries. Mr A. E. V. Richardson, M.A., B.'Sc., Agricultural Superintendent, adjudicated, and his report covers points of interest to wheat growers throughout the State. PKE3A FOR EFFICIENCY After referring to the unsatisfactory late winter and early spring, Mr Rich ardson remarks that the crops har vested furnished a remarkable illus tration of the capacity of the wheat plant to yield under adverse conditions when rational methods of tillage are practised. In some cases returns of over 40 bushels per acre may be ex pected. Mr W. G-. Greenwood's crop of Fed...
WHEAT STRAW TREATMDNT AFTER STRIPPING. ADVANTAGE OF BURNING [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
TREATMENT AFTER STRIPPING. _ ADVANTAGE- OF BURNING Tiie question of how to deal with straw in the stubble is frequently de bated by wheat-growers. The advis ability of burning, ploughing- in, or cut ting- and stacking has been tested for six years at the Cowra experiment Jam; in New South Wales. The mana ger states that where wheat was .grown every year, the average yield on the "straw burnt" section was 18.7 bushels, on the "straw ploughed in" section in. bushels, and where straw was removed with reaper and binder 15 bushels. It is quite as important, 'however, to know whether there was any sharp decline in the relative positions of any of these plots towards the conclusion of the experiment. If for some reason the "straw burnt" section started with a marked superiority, its relative posi tion might £flter towards the end of the experiment, and the average for six years still show it to advantage. An examination of the figures proves that this is not the case, for in the last year ...
FORTHCOMING SHOWS FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
FORTHCOMING SHOWS FEBRUARY. Portland 11 Korumburra . ♦ 18 Lang Lang . . 12 Leongatha .... 25 .MARCH. LILYDALE .... 4 Orbost . . , , 5^6 Warragul ... 4 Bunyip .... 11 Romsey .... 4 Yarram .... 11 Foster 4 Tallangatta * , 25 SEPTEMBER. Albury (N.S.W) 8-10 OCTOBER. Shepparton (Grand National) 27 28 NOVEMBER. I-Ieathcote 11 Maffra 19
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
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WATCHMAKER'S EPITAPH LIFE NICELY BALANCED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
WATCHMAKER'S EPITAPH LIFE NICELY BALANCED Lieutenant-Colonel Bennett, watch maker, of Bridge street, Ballarat, has discovered among- some old papers the text of a curious epitaph, which reads as follows:— "Here lies in horizontal position the outside case of George Rout led®©, 'Watchmaker, whose ability in his iiffi® ; was an honor to his proiession. in tegrity was the mainspring and pru dence the regulator of all the actions of his life. Humane, generous, and liberal, his hands never stopped till he relieved distress. So nicely balanced were his movements, that he never went wrong, except when set agoing by people who did not know his key. Even then he was easily set right again. He had the art of disposing oj. his time, so well that his hours glided away in one continual round of pleasure and de light, till an unlucky minute put a period to his existence. He departed this life, November 14, 1802, age 57. Wound up in hopes of being taken by his Maker and of being thoroughly, cleane...
DIED ON WAY TO WORK MAN COLLAPSES IN TRAIN [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
DIED ON WAY TO WORK MAN COLLAPSES IN TRAIN Samuel Hulme, an elderly man, died suddenly on the platform of the Flin ders street railway station on January 29. The 9.14 Essendon train had arrived, and was starting1 for Richmond, when Hulme was founcl in one of the carri ages. There were no other passengers, but before the train resumed its jour ney a man entered the carriage. As the train was starting he was struck by the appearance of Hulme, who was in a corner seat in a collapsed condition. He~ called to a porter, and the guard stop ped the train. . Hulme was lifted on the platform. A crowd collected, and while the people were straining to see what had happened Hulme died. He was married, lived in Bay View Terrace, Ascot Vale, and was a clerk in the office of the Victoria Iron Roll ing Company Ltd., of Dudley street, West Melbourne. It is thought that he was seized with illness before the train arrived at North Melbourne, as it was his custom to leave at that station.. He had not co...
MAN AND HIS MONEY PECULIAR POSITION ARISES [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
MAN AND HIS MONEY PECULIAR POSITION ARISES Benjamin Lewis, the old man who was found wandering about the Spencer street railway station with £235 in his possession on January 17 was before the City Court on January 28. The formal charge of offensive be havior that had been preferred against him was withdrawn, but he was in formed that he must undergo medical examination, and then appear before a magistrate in Chambers. Rev. J. J. Owen said the only de lusion Lewis was suffering from was that he thought he was in London, and believed that it would be quite easy to proceed to North Wales. He was easily manageable if placed in proper hands. Mr P. J. Dwyer, P.M. : The doctor says he is suffering from mental weak ness, and cannot look after himself. He is apparently harmless. The Rev. Owen: I am prepared, on behalf of the Welsh Church and the Cambrian Society to take all responsi bilitj1'. I recommend that the old man's money be paid to the treasurer of the Cambrian Society, to be held o...
DOMINIONS COMMISSION EVIDENCE REVIEWED. IMMIGRATION METHODS. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
EVIDENCE REVIEWED. IMMIGRATION METHODS. . In an interim report, a summary of which has been cabled from London, the Dominions' Commission deals with the evidence taken by it in Australia, and makes a number of important recommendations and suggestions. The Commission says that, in accord ance with the terms of its appointment, the fiscal laws of Great Britain and the Dominions have not been touched. Stress is laid on the fact that pro gress has already been made in cot ton groAving, with the deepening- of Mel bourne harbor, and the changing cha racter of the loan issues. The most urgent problems concerned the better distribution of population and im proved means of oversea communica tions, using the term in its widest sense. REQUISITES, FOR EMIGRANTS. The opinion is largely held, the Com mission says, that it is impossible to devise a scheme of migration suitable aljke to Great Britain and the Domi nions. These fears, the Commission thinks, are exaggerated. The essen tial requiremen...
HARBOR TRUST BOYCOTTED. MEN CEASE WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
HARBOR TRUST BOYCOTTED. MEN CEASE WORK. In accordance with the instructions issued by a meeting of delegates from the Amalgamated Engineers' Society, the Federated Boilermakers' Society, the Shipwrights' Union, and the Iron workers' Assistants' Association, nine men who had been employed on work for the Harbor Trust did not turn to on January 28. The men affected were three boiler makers, three boilermakers' assistants, a fitter, a patternmaker, and a black smith. They had all been employed by Messrs Eorman and Company, .en gineers, who hold contracts for re pairing work for the Harbor Trust, and were engaged on boats upon which repairs were being effected. Some of the men were placed at other work, but the' remainder have ceased altogether. So far no direct employes of the Trust have taken part in the dispute, and Mr G. P. Holden, Chairman of Com missioners. stated that other men had been at once put on to take the places of the strikers, and that the opera tions of the Trust had n...
WATERSIDE WORKERS CONFERENCE WITH EMPLOYERS AMENDED LOG. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
WATERSIDE WORKERS ■CONFERENCE WITH EMPLOYERS AMENDED T.Oa Shipowners and other employers of wharf labor and representatives of the Waterside Workers' Federation held a conference on Thursday January 29. The following' official report of the proceedings was handed to the press by the secretary of the Steamship Owners' Federation, who intimated that it had been prepared as a result of a conference between Mr Hughes and the chairman (Mr Northcote):— - "When the conference met, the chair man, Mr Northcote, asked Mr Hughes, the president of the Waterside Work ers' Federation, to indicate what the modified demands of the men were. Mr Hug-hes replied that as the log ha&lt;3 been drawn up at a conference they were not authorised to alter their de mands, and suggested that the ship owners, having declined to agree . to the log as submitted, might put for ward a suggestion as a basis for dis cussion. "The chairman expressed surprise at this suggestion, and after some discus sion Mr Hu...
EXCITED WOMAN SAVED RESCUER UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 31 January 1914
EXCITED WOMAN SAVED RESCUER UNKNOWN Courage on^the part of an unknown man was the means of saving a wo man's life at Parramatta, New South Wales, on January 28. The woman was watching a relative swimming in the Parramatta river, who appeared to get into difficulties, and she became so excited that she fell into deep water. A stranger hastened to the spot, jumped in fully clad and rescued her. He refused to give his name or to ac cept thanks, and seemed chiefly con j cerned as to whether his watch had [suffered "bv the immersion: