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BENDIG0 LIVE STOCK MARKET. SHEEP AND LAMBS. Monday, November. 30. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
BENDIG0 LIVE STOCK MARKET. SHEEP AND LAMBS. MunUiiy,- iNovember. 30. Though .there, was auout, the same nullum' ui' sheep lor sale to-duyat the Uuudjgo yards as were penned lor last market, ihe, number of iraue sheep was very much less,'and the demand irom a full atlcudauce ul tuc lucid ana uutsidu butehe vs and the Melbourne buyers was strong, consequently prices auvanced lor best multun luliy is per heau, and fur NVethers, wlncn arc very .scarce, the advance was more pronounced. The buik 01' Ihe penmngs to-day was made up 01 storL» lines, and the break iir Ihe weainer, followed by t/ie fairly general rains of last week, brought a large gathering or the farmers and graziers on tue look out lor suitable lines, and pnese unproved ac cordingly, more especially for young ewes .in strong condition, and a total clear ance was effected. The miuuniig am. useful quality sheep showed very little alteration in priccs, hut the demand was very llrm at previous quotations. Quotations: Best? cros...
BALLARAT PIG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
BAIXARAT PIG MARKKT. Cooke Bros., Macorna, report : 747 head penned, Macorna consign ment contributing 114. Baconers. The yarding was an extra fine otte, both as regards numbers and quality Prime, medium, and weighty pens met with a very keen demand, and last week's high rates we well main tained. Top price for pens, /,4 14s 6d[ odd pigs, to 15s. Pigs were sold for Mr. G. Prothers at 90s 6d, and for Messrs. Spowart, Schier, Ma loney, Farley; J. M'Donald, T. Lee and W. Vallance, down to 81s 6d. Choppers, porkers and stores were firm. Young pigs sold at last week's lbw rates.
BENDIGO PIG MARKET. Thursday; 26th November. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
3END1G0 PIG MARKET. . Thursday; 2Ct!i-November- * A moderate yai'dlnff of pigs enmo . for .ward for to-day's sale, Hie supply. con sisting mainly of baconers and porkers. Willi* odd'pens of woll grown stores and' an increased number of slips ami young pigs. The usual attendance of carers . and local trade buyers operated, the gene-f rar tuini of iho market for immediately, useful pigs being much belter than has 'prevailed at the last few sales,'wliilo f6r middling and store sorts there was also an increased demand,. Baconers.-For the best descriptions good competition &lt; tool; place hy curers present, and prices obtained showed a wood improvement on the rates of the last couple of weeks, while the best porkers also participated In the increased prices. Best, haooners maile from 1*3 Gs to. £3. 12s wit 11 odd pens to O I5s; middling and lightweight MM'lH.raimng from 1'2 7s to i'2 i~s.. No . prime buekfatters came to hand, although I hey are in strong "request" at present'. P...
CATTLE. Tuesday, December 1. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
CATTLE. . Tuesday, .Decombor 1. There was about 100 cattle: In1 excess. of last market's total,-and .was made up i pi'incipaH'y'Of'.Toad lots/ -The supply was well within requirements;- and -for Iho best cuttle the market opened.strong, and' values, comparing this week- wilh last week's" sales, rose about" 10s -per head, hut as ilw- sole progressed the; market' eased >soin|!w))at,- but*. recovered; to .about the .opening prices, closing firm' There was a fair number of light/weight bul locks on offer lo-day, bul Iho larger pro-. portlo.nof the\ yarding ,was stores and , nondescript sorts; and the competition. from the wholesale butchers! represonln-j lives was not as* strongi as usual. though] values \yero,.\ycll niointalnedi The store1 linos suflered most and' Wfcro hard to* quit nt very low prices; - i Quotations! -f- I3efst* bullOQks, ,£11 to. j CM 7s lid;'best" chws..£fl to £1*1-5s J mod-' 1 -turn softs, £3 lo £7 ; YC«ilers't0;£3*/is. *
Tennis. THE COHUNA DISTRICT' ASSOCIATION. HORTON V. MEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
Tennis. THTC COHUNA DISTRICT' ASSOCIATION. . ? ? HORTON V. MEAD. The first matches of the Column District Tennis Association were played on Saturday last. Horton played Mead at Horton. The wind was a bit troublesome at times. The Mead ladies proved much too Rood for the Ilorton ladies, winning by 24 games to 3; but the match between the gents was much closer, Horton eventually running out winners after an exciting struggle by 65 games to 60. The Horton men were very pleased at beating their experienced opponents. The Ilorton ladies provided afternoon tea, which was much appreciated by all. Scores : Ladies.-Misses Peace and Hil debrand lost to Mrs. Schier and Miss Peel, 1-6 ; lost to Misses M1 Donald 1-6. MissM. Peace and Miss G. Morris lost to Mrs. Schier and Miss Peel, 0-6 ; lost to Misses M'Donald 1-6. Totals : Mead 24; Horton, .3. Gents.-Hird and Henty (capt.) beat Peddin and Gibson (capt.), 9.7! beat Sandow and Robertson, 9-6; beat ISaker and Chalmers, 9-4. Martin and G. Peace b...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
Colnma Billiard Tables; H. T. RUST, Beps to inform the public that lie lids just completed :i powerful installation- of the Gloria Light, and takes the opportunity to re-i mind players that his tables con-i tinue'Open at all times. SOF-ARent for tlie International liar-, vester Company's Machinery, &lt;'f every description; the Sun Insurance Cel.; «nd silno for Messrs. Willan, Colles anrl Wil Inn, Kerang, M. Harwood, Tent and .Tarpaulin Maker. HAMMOCKS, WATER BAGS, Etc. Verandah Awnings a Specialty. Orders left at H. Rust's Billiard Room will receive prompt atten tion. -SUNSHINE Lucerne Cultivator! Reduces Labor to a Minimum. Cuts out practically all.tre foil, grass and weeds, with out unduly damaging the lucerne. Stirs the Soil to a fine tilth. IS SPECIALLY SUITED TO coiiunA SOIL: Made of best materials, tle j signed to last, cost little for j upkeep, and pull easily. Took first prize, at Govern ment Trial, Tongala. PRICES RIGHT. Terms if required. : Send.ifor description o...
THE BRONZE SPOON. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
THE BRONZE SPOON. Mr Jamca Douglas has Uescriliod trhat may bo cnllud a "Silver Spoon1* children's party-u(( tho iniio quests came in i..«iur cur? ami giuu-util by nmids. iuro is tluir pen picture: In the groat come* nnrrur on tlio wall they gleamed hko vivo* and. fays preparing lor a iair>\ dunco. 11 was 0 dream picture in a dreamland of youth. Not children of oiay woro those sprues, cloliuvj in *iifc ni»»l Ka tin and foamy luces, then- doUcale icet shod daintily, jilkon .socks on their plumb pink legs, protty jewels round their fair throats, their eyea brilliant -^bright with happiness, their skins soft atid sweet and puro without blem ish. . . . How ihey ntol No common cakes and comfits either, hut master pieces of tho pastrycook's art, all in ambush and ai.vguino, great pnon-ba)]s that turned out to bo dainties thati dissolved in tho tiniest month; grout yule* logs that you could cut with a knife; and silvor baskets heaped with ecological confectionery. Wo all know tho sceno-...
COHUNA v. WEE WEE RUP. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
COHUNA v. WEE WEE RUP. The Cohlina and Wee Wee Rup teams met on the local court, the result being decidedly in favor of the home team. Afternoon tea, supplied by local lady members, was much appreciated. Scores : Ladies.-Mrs. Hutchinson and Miss Douglas beat Mrs. Cleave and Miss Smith, 6-4; and lost to Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Symonds, 4-6; Misses Mathers and Burnett lost to Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Symonds, 0-6; and lost to Mrs. Cleave and Miss Smith, 1-6. Totals : Cohuna 11, Wee Wee Rup 22. Gents.- King and Harris beat Southern and Taylor, 9-1; beat Symonds and Himcock, 9-5; beat Southern and Gladman, 9-1. Ir vine and Douglas beat Symonds and Hancock, 9-4; beat Southern and Gladman, 9-2; lost to Southern and Tnylor, 5-6. Fraser and M'Farlanc beat Taylor and Sou thern, 9-6; beat Southern and Gladman, 6-3; beat Symonds and Hancock, 9-7. Totals : Cohuna 74, Wee Wee Rup 35.
CORRESPONDENCE. THE RESERVE BOILER QUESTION. (To the Editor of the "Farmers' Weekly."). [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. THR RESERVE BOILER ?' ' QUESTION. (To the Editor of 'the "Farmers' Weekly.'1). . Sir,- Yoja'r. "edfresporident asks why tlie- new; boiler is to gost what appears to he an excessive 'price/ Mr Caftanach was .questioned 'about this by tlie committee at the Wrfter Commission's Cohuna office just before t''e public meeting, a lid it is i- a; pity. it was overlooked' at the meet inj?'.' He said' that , it was'tlie esti'.' mate of their mechanical engineer, who had reported on the matter: Mr Cattanach told lis lie thought it was 110 doubt largely clue tci the heavy cost of transport from Echu ca, owing to the lownesss of the ri ver, and localise they had had some unfortunate experiences of river side foundations, and would have to put in heavy Work to lie quite safe. The committee expressed the opi nion that the price seemed excess ive, and they thought all the mat erial might be got more cheaply from'Pyramid and Mt\ Hope. Yours etc . A. B. RKID.
At a Loss. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
At a Lots. The editor of a country newspaper on entering hta office one morning was Informed by a subordinate) that during the night some person had sto len every book of reference in the place. "What do yon think of a man who would-do a thing like that?" angrll; demanded a subordinate. "As ho has taken even the diction ary," eald the editor, "I should »aj that w« are wholly at a loaa for word* .o express our Indignation."
District News. GANNAWARRA. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
District News. (From our Correspondents.) GANNAWARRA. The fdurth annual meeting of; tlio Gannnwarra Tenuis Club was held on Monday, Mr Menck presid ing. The following officers were elected for the new year'-Presid ent, W. Ibbs; Vice-Presidents, D. Salter and A. Spence; Committee, Misses Nelson, K. Woods, M, Sal ter, and Messrs F. Nelson, T. Hird D. Salter and R. Grimes; Secret ary, Treasurer and Captain, A. Spence Mr Albert Hird was duly presented with ihe McKenzie King trophy-a raquct. Members coiild not see their way to join the dis trict association. Hearty votes of thanks to the retiring officers con cluded the proceedings
COMMERCIAL. DISTRICT MARKETS. KERANG STOCK MARKET. Friday, Nov. 27th. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
COMMERCIAL. DISTRICT MARKETS. KKRAN'G STOCK MAKKKV. Friday, Nov. 27th. Andrew S. M"nir and Co. report having held their usual fortnightly stock sale at their yards on the above date, for which only small yarding* of both sheep and cattle came forward. There was a good demand' for 1'at ?sheep, and prices obtained were equal to best late rates. Fat cattle met with fair competition, and prices ?ruled firm at last market rates. Store cattle were eagerly sought after at prices well in advance of previous markets.. Quotations :- Sheep. - Shrop. ewes,.fat 15s 3d; fat lnmbs\ tb 14s. Cattle.:-Fats, £6 2s fid to £l0, the latter price being obtained for all 'exceptionally fat cow; beefy cows, to £'\ 19s; beefy heifers, to £3 15s; cows and calves, £3; store cows, to £l 17s; vealers, £l 9s; poddies, 12s; bulls, £5 17s 6d. Privately we sold during the month 215 merino wethers, 267 store lambs, 324 crossbred ewes, 381 store lambs, 44 fat sheep, 60 young cattle, 161 merino ewes; 23 young.cattle,, 1...
THE VANITY OF MAN. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
THE VANITY OF MAN. A certain suburban gentleman, who is somewhat of a gourmet-^ilscovered one day that his wife was giving him tea at 1/4 to drink. Although he had never mado any complaints about the quality of the tea, no sooner did ho discover the price than he detected all sorts of shortcomings in tho articlo supplied, and when ho went down to business that morning ho dropped into a tea store and bought a pound of orange pekoo at 3/6. This ho carried home In the night, and, taking the op portunity of the kitchen being empty, he hunted round till he found tho tea caddy, which was nearly full. Tho contents of this ho threw away and replaced out of his own package. U had not been his intention to say any thing about tho substitution, but next morning he could not help referring to the improved quality of the bever ige. "This is something like tea, thib morning," ho said. "Don't you notice the difference?" "No, I don't," said his wife. "Ii tastes to me exactly like tho tea we have be...
MACORNA. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
MACORNA. The Mncorna Cricket Club went to Yarrawalla on Saturday last and defeated the locals. Mucohia lost tlie toss, and were sent to the wickets. V. Lewis 74, and P. Dunn 21 were in good form. The innings . totalled 129. AVindridge * foot four wickets for 26, teed three for 13, Street three for 24. Yarrawalla were all out for 55. Cumow 28 and W. Sinclair 20 being the only double figures. James five for 22, Malcolm two for 23, Mitchell three for 9, bowled well for Macorna. This match completed the second round, and the clubs stand :- Yarrawalla 5 points, Macorna_4 points, Pyramid 3 points. A match on Saturday last be tween Kerang and Pyramid was by Pyramid.
Blessings of Irrigation. STATE GOVERNOR ON TOUR [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
Blessings of Irrigation; I STATU GOVERNOR ON TOUR 'flic State Governor( Sir Arthur. Stanley) wrs greatly impressed 1>y what lie saw of the irrigation settle inents in the Goulbnrn Valley last week. H is remarkable tl at tlies Vice-Regal and other distinguished tourist parties are never brought on by Mr Mead to the big Column dis trict. Is'nt local hotel accominoda tion good enough ? Is'nt the dis trict advanced enough? When questioned on this point the other day by a representative of the '' Far mer's Weekly Mr Mead suggest ed the inconvenience from want of a local railway. Then why not hur ,ry 011 the railway ? The contast which Sir Arthur :found between the irrigated and the noil-rrigated lands struck him as be ing marvellous. "On the farms !wliere water is available there is everywhere a profusion and riot of .growth, but the boundaries of its 'dominion are abruptly and plainly jnarked by paddocks devoid of even a vestage of vegetation." This [sentence was written atShepparton...
RENOVATING LAWNS. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
RENOVATING LAWNS. If you have a lawn that needs rono rating. It should bo attended to with out further delay, especially If It la at all weak or patchy, or infested with woods or moss to any extent. The first thing to bo done is to go over the whole area with a sharp toothed rake, loosening the surface a little, and scratching out as much of the weeds or moss as possible. Then loosen the surface of any bare or weait patches slightly, and sow a little frosl1 grass seed on each, afterwards put ting on a dressing about lin. thick or rather more, of some light, fine sandy, yet rich, compost; this shouh) oot bo npplled quite so thickly on th* newly-sown patches. This treatment will renovato and strengthen the grass greatly.
The Water Question. ALARMING CONDITION OF THE MURRAY. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
The Water Question. ALARMING CONDITION OF THE MURRAY. The weather has continued com paratively cool and moist during: tlie past week, and smart thunder showers are reported in some of the outlying districts. About ten points have fallen at Column, but at Gunbower there has been over an inch. Some concern is mean while being felt at the parlous con dition of the Murray. Rumors are current tliat recent storms resulted in a sudden rise of its waters by 3 or 4 inches. .This is not borne out, however, by the carefully-taken measure ments at the Column headworks. These show that the river is steadily falling at the rate of an inch a day, and that it is already two feet be low summer level. At Nyah the Murray has ceased to flow, and the Government pump at Nyah has been stopped in consequence. In places flocks and herds cross and re-cross the stream on foot. The look-out is therefore a serious one. It is fortunate that New South Wales is not drawing to any appreciable extent upon Murray sup...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
S. F. Hyde THE DECORATOR, PAINTER, PAPER HANGER AND SIGN' WRITER. Desires to notify tile Public tliat lie is now establislu-d «? iww*piwmis«»ria.« KING HOWARD STREET, COIIUNA, WALLPAPERS. ; Newest ami most attractive designs. Sample book sunt to any l»rt of tlic district fret'. OILS AND COLORS, Tile best rtn.ilitv in Vaintsanil Varnishes, Colors ami lirusllware. GLASS Cut to Any Size. CQACH & MOTOR PAINTING ' * A Specialty. Note Address: Kins Edward Strwti ? Next Private Hospital. Cooke Brothers, MACORNA. Can supply Any Machine that is Used on a Farm, and. will be leased to seiuL-pnc^s and par icuiars 01 Mowers, Drills,\ Harrows, ,w, i^iud^ts,, Lucerne Cultivators, Windmills, Alston's, Separators, all sizes, Milking Machines, Simplex, Oil Ensines, Hornsby, Sewins Machines and Pianos, Wer theim, Chaffcutt' ? and Horseworks, 'ft Saiv ??>:: sliding top, Cor: from six bags per r... .i-'lO 10s Plows, lor orchard, field or road work. Washing Machines, 70s, trial given, Cyclone ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
MORLEY JOHNSON S, House Furnishing Specialists We are now making: a Specialty of I Verandah Blinds. Write for our Special List. Wc will submit you samples for Verandah Blinds in Cotton Duck, Sail Canvas, or Fancy Striped Duck. Hade complete with Pulleys, Cords, Poles, Brackets, Cleats', Straps, Screws, etc., ready for fixing:. MADE IN OUR OWN FACTORY Fly Wire Doors. Extension Wire Window Screens. Sleeping Out Beds, Camp Stretchers, Deck Chairs-. . Lounges, Verandah Chairs, Garden Seats Swing: Chairs, Bamboo Blinds in all sizes. We Stock Stoves, Enamel Baths, Copper Furnaces, The LargcstFurnishing Warehouse in Northern Victoria CHEAPEST FOR CASH. MOST LIBERAL FOR TERMS. MORLEY JOHNSON'S »""MI ^ SCMOLTEN BROS.,' (Sons of late G. J. SCIIOLTEN). MANUFACTURERS OF FIRST-CLASS BUGGIES - PHAETONS - GIGS - ETC. REPAIRS ALL EXECUTED by FIRST-CLASS TRADESMEN. OUR GIGS are the BEST and EASIEST-RIDING IN VICTORIA, and the PRICES arc from £20. Double Seated I'.i'- i : s, from .£38. Second-hand Ve...
Disputed Horse Deal. GANNAWARRA FARMER'S TROUBULE. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 4 December 1914
Disputed Horse Deal. GANNAWARRA FARMER'S TROUBUi. At the Kerang Court on the 26th ult., presided over by Mr. Bartold, I'.M., and Messrs. Morton and TavernerJ's.P., Thomas Iiinkson, of Gannawarra, sued John Harman for 10s for money paid on ac count of defendant for- the pur chase of a horse. Mr. Willan for plaintiff, and Mr. O'Brien for de fendant. Thomas Hinkson, sworn, said he was a farmer and commission agent r>. .iding at Hinkson's Siding. On tlia 1st September last went to de fendant's place in company with W. G. Spencer, who had a horse to sell. Asked defendant who wanted to buy the horse, how he was going to pay for it. He said he had a wood contract at the pumping plant. I said it was customary to get part of the money down for the sale of a horse. Could he give me jC5. Defendant said he could give me jC2 10s. Later on caught the horse in Spencer's paddock and put it in the dray, which defendant and Si>ence loaded with wood. Drove a colt over the paddock and across a gu...