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A PROLIFIC AYRSHIRE [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
A PROLIFIC AYRSHIRE "Tlio Farmers' Weekly,"' of South Africa, gives publicity in a recent is sue to the milking performance nf an Ayrshire cow, Riefontein Princess Mary, ajo 12 years, the property of Mr. Alexander Drysdale, of Johannes burg and Burnbrae, Orango Free State. This cow calved on the 12th Seotember, 1917. and began her offi cial test on the lGth September. In 300 days she produced 13,1071b. oí milk, testing 4.07 per cent., roual to 533.8filb. of butter fat. She wai still milking 201b. of milk per day at the close of the test, when sjio had to be put dry, as she was due to arçai; calve on 24th August. lier total yield of milk during the period of tho test was sold nt an average of 1/4J per gallon, realising £9811!. Hie cost cf feed was £28/8,10, and the net return, £59 12/6.
A MAINLAND DISTRICT. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
A MAINLAND DISTRICT. The Western plains of Victoria arc moro fortunate than the .northern areas. This is from the pen of a local correspondent: This has been a most remarkable summer, for though wo haro hr.d one of the driest years during tho last 40 years, only 1476 points being regis tered, with.120 points during the last two months, yet there ts an abundance of grassland the farmers have had a most satisfactory yield of grain and har, and nil are bringing a satisfactory price. Fully 50 per cent, is cut for hay, but some of this might be thrash ed for oats, and tho yield will average over 30 cwt. per acre. Far moro barley than usual was sown, and the average return will be' a record ono for tha district, some going over CO bushels. Tho wheat returns will bo small, but the average will be fair to good, as all showing signs of rust and takeall was cut for hay. Crops ripened earlier than usual, and tho greater portion of tho crop will be harvested a month before tho usual time. ./
SHEEP ON SHARES SYSTEM OF HELPING SOLDIERS. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
SHKEP ON SHARES SYSTEM OF HELPING SOLDIERS. I During ¡lie past year a system of ' supplying sheep on shares to soldiers ¡ on certain of the group settlements was I initiated hy the relumed Soldiers' ' Settlement Branch in X.S. Wales. This i has been of material assistance to men who are taking up mixed farming. The increase and production so far from tho ewes supplied has been satis factory despite the dry season experi enced in some of the districts which como within the operation of th.; scheme. - Tho sheep arc supplied to the settlers1 nt cost, and of the yearly profits the department takes 6 per cent. Interest ii «Iso charged at tho rate of 0 per cent, ncr annum on the value of thc nnïniab» îrppîitd. nnd on all sums or myjcy eipended hy the department in any wav on thc farm. A further 4 per cent, of ¡he net profits is deducted to reimburse tho department for super vising work and control. To provide for depreciation tlip sum of 3/ per head h abo retained, and written off the she...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
FOR SALE. p 5 i S Ä L £ SEMI-PORTABLE ENGINE. Ono Compound Under Type Semi- j Portable Engine and Boiler, mado by Fowler, Leeds. Cylinders, lOin. and I ICin. diamotcr x 18in. stroke. Boiler I has certificate 1301b. working pressure. Full particulars from A. G. WEBSTER & SONS, LTD., Hobart. (TI " S A JJ E. I F Snug littlo FARM, 158 acres, Cal-1 der Road, 5 miles from Wynyard, suitable agriculture or dairying; 4-. room Cottage and Outbuildings. Ex ceptionally easy terms. H. S. SADLER, Wynyard. F OR SALE. NEW BIOSCOPE OUTFIT. - An Ernemnnn all-steel Imperator, steel op erating table and legs, large lamp house, new model Gwyer jet, 2500 candle-power, two sets condensers, in mounts, one 3-inch Dallmcres cinema tograph lens, two lantern lenses, oper ating house, made to Government re gulations, one 15ft. square screen, two four-barrel saturators, one cylinder, with 120ft. oxygen, Beard's gauße. and regulator, two sets tubing, Hip worth combined film and spool winder, eight' 2000ft...
RELEASING THE "TOMMIES." SATISFACTORY STATEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
RELEASING TOE "TOMMIES." SATISFACTORY STATEMENT. IJOXDOX, Wednesday.-In n state ment made by the Minister of Trans port, Sir Eric Geddes, he said that de mobilisation was proceeding most sat isfactorily. The releasing had risen from 80CO to 20,000 daily. He hoped soon to rclenFC 17,C00 oversea service men and 25,000 home service men. The ' labor exchanges were working well, and j were now handling 17,000 applications 1 daily. I
LUXEMBURG'S RULER. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
LUXEMBURG'S RULER. LONDON, Wednesday. - Tile Grand Duchess of Luxemburg has abdicated. The Government has offered the throne to her daughter Charlotte. [Marie Adelaide, Grand Duchess of Luxemburg, was born in 1984, and suc ceeded to thc throne of tho Duchy in 1912. Tho population before the "war was 200,000, and the legislative func tions were in the hands of n Chamber of Deputies of 53 members. Luxemburg lies between Belgium, France and Ger- i many, and was violated at the opening of hostilities by Germany. j
NEW ZEALAND MEAT EXPLOITATION OF BRITAIN DENIED. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
IEXPLOITATION* OP BRITAIN DEXIED. LONDON, Wednesday. - The New "enland High Commissioner (Sir Thomas Mackenzie), speaking tit thc Told Storage and Ice Association meet ng, said there was an impression in England that tho Dominions were cx doiting thu consumers of thc Mother I'ountry in connection with food prices. This was unjustifiable. New Zealand's neat contract had been fixed nt the lame price as in 1916, which would en dile meat to bo retailed at considerably below the present prices, which were 1/ o 2/ for mutton and from 1/7 for lamb. l*he British authorities explained that they wera sometimes paying 1/1 for American meat.
TRADE RESTRICTIONS ANGLO AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS MENACED. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
I TRADE RESTRICTIONS IAXGUMACSTJl AU AN BrSIXESS AI EX ACED. LOXDOX, Thursday.-Tho Austra asian sectiun of tho London Chamber if Commerce passed a resolution urg ng the removal of restrictions on Anglo-Australasian trade. They pointed mt that the removal of restrictions on ihipping from America to Australia lad disadvantaged trade from Bri min, and tho British (îuvernmnct ¡hould now remove the British restric tions or establish freight rates afc a çreatly reduced level.
SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
SOLDIERS' MEMORIAL To tlie Editor. Sir, In Thursday's issue Mr H. H. M'Fie, in his letter re fallen soldiers' monument, states that Mr. Williams ivas representing the K.S.S.I.Ii.A. sub-branch. Devonport. He also stated that Mr. Williams said ho was acting for returned men, and whatever he did would be accepted by them. Now, Sir, as a member of the committee of thc above club, I may sal that neither my self, or other committee men to whom I have spoken, can recollect Mr. Wil liams' appointment as representative" of the returned soldiers here. More over, all members I have spoken to aro not in favor of a club, hut that a statue should bo erected. In anv caso this is not a matter in which the re turned soldiers should interfere; the monument is for the fallen soldiers, and it is the parents and relatives of these men who should decide the question. In conclusion, let mo say that although I am "right there" with the R.S.A., anl would like ns decent a clubroom ns possible, tho proposal s...
SPACE FOR APPLES SHIPPING FACILITIES LIKELY OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
SPACE-FOR APPLES ! SHIPPING FACILITIES LIKELY j I OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. j I LONDON, Wednesday. - A very sat isfactory announcement to bvenea fruitgrowers hus hecn made. It is un derstood tliat the Ministry, of Shipping 1 is willing to allow Australia to ship a certain quantity of apples if the meat supplies section of the Ministry 0/ Food will givo up the necessary refrig erated space. [Thc above news will be hailed with satisfaction by Tasmanian orchardwts. .Tho position is that tho npplo crop promises to bo a heavy one, and in tho absence of shipping space to tho old country it is certain that unpayable prices would rule for thc first part of thc season. Thc news with regard to the possibility of sparo for apples strengthens the probability of there be- 1 ing also room found for peas.]
ALLEGATIONS DENIED TREATMENT OF SOLDIERS' [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
I ALLEGATIONS DENIED ITREATMENT OF SOLDIERS' \VIVES. ISome statements made by soldiers' wives wbo travelled by the Zcalnndin arc denied by tho authorities who liavo charge of the vessel. Sergeant J. Xelson, of the 39th Ilattery, A.F.A., states that it was untrue that there Were any births on hoard ; that any pranks were played on women when crossing the Equator, or on men who objected; that a child died who was [suffering from meningitis; that there pas any difficulty in clearing thc decks [nt Vori fíaltl of Light Horsemen ; nnd [that there was more than one stow away. As regards tho statement that [the women were ordered below at 7 In.m., Sergeant Nelson denies that any fcueh order was iziven. With reference po tho pallors which thc wives.sinned Hie did not think that any reasonable [woman should object to them. There IBM nothing in the papers they signed trenuiring them not to make com blakts. .. _._. ^OJ.
WURTEMBURG ELECTIONS EXTREMISTS ROUTED. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
i EXTREMISTS ROUTED. IKU NH, Wednesday.-A cnnlitinn of :i]i-ts ami Ki'pnliiiian DnnncnKs lined rn ..eats nut nf 1.71 in tilt- j (inn Ur.- t!n> Wiirtwiiliiirii Conslitti-j Assembly. Tim assembly is based j imivi r-al tiiffra^i'. Tim ImTcpcud- j Snr iali>ts M'.- iircd (inly four scats, , O'; tn :ln'ir dew rc'.itiuii:- «¡tit thc jVurtcmbiiri: is an agricultural b îiita in '-antli (¡ormany. ^ It in l population «hen tho «ar opened
FACILITATING EXCHANGE HUGE AMERICAN FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
|F,_ non. ? unir. AMKiMCAX rrxD. 1E-W VHÜ.K. W?-lin-lay-Tim "NYw i Tiüii-" - iv- tim! lin'Cnvermnent J Jill clul'ar- for tili' purpose of ita ein;: íoiviun cvchaicy transie- j > muí t-> i'üinii'ati- th . necessity ; :!:o i ii t. i .;,nt ni ¡:&lt;>lil bet'veon ¿rail- j mv! liv tho l'niicil States and d financial advisers. The question arise at tho Peace Conference a fund may be deposited in the i of England.
HOW MEDINA FELL MOHAMMEDAN' HOLY CITY. [Newspaper Article] — Advocate — 18 January 1919
I HOW MEDINA FELL ?MOHAMMEDAN' HOLY CITY. |)Xl>OX. Wednesday. - The Press »au ha» icreivcd an official mess from Cairn respecting the fate ot ina, ivliich lias univ recently capit el. lt is nu«' stated that the holy ni Medina capitulated tu King fi.in under the tenus nf the armis ui:h Tm key. Thc delay in bring the gurri-mi into &lt;nttipliance was lu ! lu- linc: i-n1:il ion of the place, !s»itating prrnii--iun fur the intcr j'.'e ul" spi-eial (' tcinuuications with stautinuple. The secred character ¡ie eily rendered it incumbent to se I it» capitulation hy arrangement not by assault. Morcnrer. the ks used the great Mosque as the I anuminitinn depot, and ant a ?}?? »hell could bc thrown into the timi without risking the destruction .la- Prophet's tomb, (''.mir Badilla, ?i-. Ming tho King nf tho Tlcdjaz, ired Me&lt;lina on January 1 and was [omul with enthusiasm. He pro \"\ io the tomi) of the Prophet, ?ii' be offered midday prayer. iii .lina, tlie city ni the Prop...