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TOBACCO CULTIVATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
TOBACCO CULTIVATION. The progress of tobacco cultivation in Australia is slow and unsatisfac tory, yet there is an immense field open to successful growers. Take the following figures from a Paris con temporary:-At the lowest computa tion the world's consumption of to bacco represents £30,000,000 annually. The United States makes the great est exportation of the weed, the value being given at £8,200,000; Cuba comes next with £0,300,000; then India, with £4,750,000; Great Britain follows with £1,400,000; Brazil fol lows with £800,000; next comes Hol land with £700,000; Egypt represents £550,000; Algeria, £50,000; and Japan, £240,000. The largest im porters are Germany, whose bill amounts to £7,000,000; the United States, Great Britain, and Austria Hungary import respectively £6,000, 000, £5,000,000, and £2,000,000. Then follow Belgium, Holland, Can ada, Malacca, China, Egypt, Australia, Philippines, Spain, Argentina, Swit zerland, Roumania, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Portugal, and India....
SUSSEX-STREET. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
SUSSEX-STREET. Onions, "which were something of a drug in the market, are in better favour, and though best reach £2/10/ per ton, prices may Harden in a short time. Potatoes are in fair request, but owing to the arrival of 7139 bags of Tasmanian redskins, by the Kakapo and Glaucus, the best price obtainable is £7/5/. Very few bags have been condemned, and the threatened famine is not so much feared. There is in "the Street," the usual activity that precedes a run of holidays, and there have been more "rush'' orders from country store keepers and others, to be filled before Good Friday arrives. The general average forage coming forward is far from prime, and consignors have often only themselves to blame for their poor returns. There is ready sale for all cnoice lots. Prices may be quoted as follows: Oats.-Tasmanian, best . milling white, Sparrowbills, 2/10, giants, 2/8 to 2/11-; Algerian milling, 2/4 to 2/0; fe.ed, 2/3 to 2/5 per .bushel. . . Maize.-Victorian) prime yellow, 2/6 to 2...
AN UNFAIR PRACTICE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
AN UNFAIR PRACTICE. "Fair Dinkum" writes to the "Mait . land Mercury" in condemnation of the practice (1) of a person showing ex hibits, and winning prizes in his own and other names, for the purpose of gathering in as much of an associa tion's, prize money as he can; and (2) of non-members who to avoid paying the entrance fee which is not charge able to members, enter their exhibits in the name of a member, who may or may not be a relative. He says: It is a question which .is the worse case of the two. In the first, A evin ces .no moral scruples iri obtaining money under false pretences, or in defrauding the association of their prize money, and in the latter in stance we can only say of 33 that he is well in the running as the "cham pion inean man" Neither offender considers the primary objects and aims, of an . agricultural- . association, neither can he be said to be doing his duty towards it. Associations do not encourage that kind of thing, and so far as I can see the only rea...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
f THE CLOSER SETTLEMENT ACT OF 1906. WIDGEE ESTRTb 27s4tS Acres. 71 Portions- 115 to 970 Acres Each To be offered for Agricultural Farm Selection at the Gympie Lands Office, At 1! o'clock on TMJffiSMY, 27th AP1IL, 1911 25 years Terms. DEPOSIT, 10 per cent; INTEREST, 5 px. per annum on Outstanding Balance. Second Instalment not due for four years. Instalments payable from 5th to 25th year, including interest will be at the rate of £8 2s 7d for every £100 of the purchasing price of the land. Excellent Communication. THE WHOLE OF THE AREA IS WITHIN 10 MILES OF A RAILWAY and is served by Sexton, Boowoogum, and Woolooga Stations, on the Kilkivan Railway, and by Curra and Gunalda Stations on the North Coast Railway. First Class Dairying Country. The Country is exceptionally well suited for Dairying, an already well , established industry in the locality. Large quantities of Cream are sent from Woolooga and other stations to BUTTER FAC TORIES IN MARYBOROUGH AND GYMPIE, and CREAM WAGGONS ru...
Shire and Municipality Legal Points. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
JL Shire and Municipality Legal Points* "The Land" will welcome discussion upon matters specially aifecting shires and country municipali ties, and will as far as possible, furnish specific information in answer to questions. Being abstract of the opinions given by Mr. J. W. Maund, honorary solicitor to the Shires' Association, on points referred to him, through the Association, from time to time.
BETTER CLOSE THE GATE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
BETTER CLOSE THE GATE. Several persons have been fined at Tamworth Police Court for leaving open gates in rabbit-proof fences. The Stock Inspector, on behalf of the P.P. Board, was the prosecutor, for whom Mr. A. J. Creagh appeared. He said the board did not wish to press for a heavy penalty, as these were the first prosecutions, but it had become a rather general prac tice to leave the rabbit-proof gates open, and complaints had been made about it. The Act seemed to assume that it was rather a serious matter, as the first penalty was fixed at im prisonment for six months, and then, possibly as an afterthought, a fine not exceeding £100. The P.M. pointed out that further on the Act said imprisonment and fine. He told the first defendant, L. H. Smith, who had pleaded guilty, that as a land owner, he should know the necessity of closing these gates. Defendant denied that the fence was rabbit proof, because it was broken in seve ral places. J. D. Rixon and H. Man uel also pleaded guilt...
10.—Recovery of Rates. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
?Recovery of Rates. (Case).-An amount of rates total ling £38 6s 8d, exclusive of interest, is owing for tlie years 1907, 1908, and 1909, in connection with a certain property within this shire. The pre scribed notices to pay the rates were duly served, and in October last a default summons was issued in the District Court, and the defendant failed to file a defence within the time allowed, and therefore judg ment was then signed; this is as far as the council has proceeded. (Q.).-There are three (3) tenants in occupation of the land, and the council desires to know whether it would be possible to recover from these, or if not in what direction, would you suggest that the council should proceed? (A.).-1. Sell the land under the judgment. This sale only conveys the right, title, and interest of the judgment debtor, whatever it may be At the date of sale. 2. If there is any doubt whether .the land is unencumbered, equity ?proceedings must be taken to have the debt charged on the land,...
15.—Subdivision After Assessment. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
is.-Subdivision After Assessment. (Q.).-If payment is made on an assessment, and afterwards a subdi vision is made of the lands, are the lands subdivided liable to pay rates for that year, and the owner of the original block entitled to a refund, or does the payment for the original block stand good for that year, and the land to be rated as subdivided on the following year? (A.).-The lands cannot be rated twice for the one year. The payment made under the original assessment holds good for the year. . The land will be rated as subdivision for the following year.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
Of Vital Importance In BOOKS, FORMS AND GENERAL STATIONERY For Shire or Municipality Quality, Accuracy and Prompt Execution of Orders. We are in a position to supply all requirements in ac cordance with Local Government Ordinances and llegulations, at the shortest notice. Allow us to quote for your next order. WP f Manufacturing Printers, Stationers, . Jw« \3l5sill»Ia JUMlLnilLQSw and Account Book Makers. 22-30 Bridge Street, SYDNEY. Local Government Examinations for Shire and Town Clerks. T. GLASSOP, The only h.O. Expert who Coaches Candi dates for Exams, either personally or by post. Classes Day or Evening:. Splendid results. All of my pupils ot last Exam, pa&sed but one. Terms moderate. Address: 8 Bridge-street, Sydney. YOU MUST INSIST ON ALTHOID THERE ARE MANY INFERIOR IMITATIONS OF THE ONE PERFECT ROOFING-MALTHOID. THE PARAFFINE PAINT COMPANY, Challis House,, Martin Place, Sydney. D. S. Evans, Australasian Manager.
14.—Valuer's Affidavit of Service. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
14.-Valuer's Affidavit of Service. (Q.).-Must the valuer's affidavit of service of rate notices "be made before a Commissioner of Affidavits, .or would it be sufficient to make the declaration before a justice of the -peace? (A.).-1. All affidavits must be sworn before a commissioner for affi davits) unless it is .sworn in : a mat ter pending in court. An affidavit such as that in question must be .sworn before a commissioner. 2.'Declarations may be made before a J.P.
13.—Refund of Rate on Reduction of Rental. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
.13--Refund of Rate on Reduction of ;Rental. (Case).-1. Conditional purchase leases are rated on 20 times rental value. 2.-A.B. applied for and was grant .ed such a lease, and said applicatior was confirmed by the Lo^al Land Board on May 2nd, 1907, applicant thereby becoming the leg&lt;&lt;! l:>s&lt;ee. Since then he has applied for and has been granted a reduction of the rent, such reduction being made re trospective to date of confirmation, and lessee is to be crediteu by the Lands Department, with the excess .amounts paid. Meanwhile, he has .paid rates, the amounts of which .Avere based on the rental payable prior to the reduction. He now ap plies for a refund of rates, as paid pro rata with the reduction made by the Crown. (Q.J.-1. Is he legally' entitled to ?such refund? 2. Can he claim allowance on the 1909 fate for the part of the year following the date of reduction of rental, say, from September 3 to December 31, 1909. (A.).-1. The conditional pur...
FASHION'S FANTASIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
FASHION'S FANTASIES. In view of the coming winter the schoolgirls' every-aay frocks are now mostly made of dark-blue serge, 'x'hey are absolutely plain, and re lieved only by a small yoke and col lar of net easily removed and laun dered. Either a belt of the serge or one of patent leather is worn with this neat little blouse and skirt de sign, which is generally made in one, though some prefer tliem separate in order that different blouses may be worn with the same skirt. It is well to observe here tnat if the costume is in separate pieces the skirt should either be hookeu or buttoned on to the blouse to prevent the latter from rucking up. Especially is this neces sary if the bodice ana sleeves are cut in one. When cut in one they should be quite loose under the arms. For clotli gowns, rouglily finished ma terials are invariably used, and a new material, called ratine, is also much in evidence. The various crepes, and creppns are intended for more elaborate wear. Cashmere de soie, a...
HOUSEHOLD HELPS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
HOUSEHOLD HELPS. It is a good plan when bathing a young infant to put a towel in the bottom of the bath ana place the tfliild on it. This prevents the baby from slipping, also from coming in contact with u*e hard surface of the bath. Benares vases should be washed with soap and water, and then well rubbed with a cut lemon. Plunge into boiling water . and dry at once, and they will have a brilliant polish. All chased brass can be treated in tins way. If you have not a mincing machine, note the different ways of using a suet grater. Grate candied peel for cakes ; peel is much nicer grated than coming across lumps of peel when eating cake. Also grate all vegetables for a stew, they blend much nicer. Rub a stained umbrella with a rag dipped in methylated spirits, and the stains will disappear. To take ink out of boards, apply sjairit of salt to the stains with a piece of rag. Afterwards wash well with water. To stop a leak in a gas or water pipe, beat some whitening up into some yellow ...
Shires Conference. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
Shires Conference. Tiie shires' executive will meet on April 4 for the purpose of classifying resolutions and prepare the business paper for the annual conference. A most gratifying response lias been made to the request by the executive for the appointment of delegates, a number of shires which hitherto had taken no part in the association have signified their intention of being re presented and joining in. it is ex pected that fully 120 shires out of a total of 134 will be represented at the conference which is an extremely good record. The delegates appointed to attend the conference of the Shires Associa tion of N.S.W., to be held in Syd ney on May 15, are as follows: Windouran .. Ernest Officer Mitchell Albert Hurst Blaxland Chas. Moore Martliaguy .. TV Jones Gilgandra .. H. W. Mitchell Jemalong .., Moses Brown Patrick Plains John Hayes Dumaresq ... Alex. Glass Bogan John Frey. Erina M. Ward Murrungal .. T. B. Prosser Carrathool .. A. McArtliur Wallarobba . G. S. Waller Wooloom...
CROWN LANDS AVAILABLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
CROWN LANDS AVAILABLE. Original Homestead Selections.1-? There will be available on April 27, in the Bellingen district, 272*4 acres in one block, in the county of Fitz roy, distant 10 miles from Dorrigo. Features: Undulating to steep and broken country; soil yellow loam and leaf-mould; about SO acres open for est aiid JlO acres on frontage suitable for agriculture; permanent and suffi cient water in creeks; annual rent for first term £4 os 2d. Also, 150 acres in one block, distant 24 miles from ColFs Harbour and 13 miles from Co ramba. Features: Steep and billy to undulating; slate and volcanic for mation; soil decomposed basalt and slate forming witli decayed vegeta tion a rich brown soil, with stifl' clay subsoil; sound country, suitable for dairying and breeding; part thick forest and part operj forest; perma nent water in creeks; annual rent for first term, £3 2s 6d.-370 acres in one block, distant 15 miles from Dor rigo and 60 miles from Armidale. Features: Hilly country, stee...
SALE OF A FINE LUCERNE FARM. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
SALE OF A FINE LUCERNE FARM. Landers and Cantrell, Tamwortli, report Laving completed the sale of ?Mr. Thos. Badkins' lucerne farm, of 17 acres, on the Coclcburn River, at £85 5s lOd per acre, which is the highest price yet paid for a lucerne farm in this district, and establishes a record. They also report having leased this farm for a term of years at £5 7s per acre per annum, which is another record. The purchaser of the farm was Mr. Guy Albutt, our local electrician, and the lessee, Mr. ETavgarth, a gentleman from the old country, who has been about two years in the district.
Sporting THE TURF. FIXTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
AL= THE TURF. FIXTURES. The following race meetings are announced:- ... j April. jl5.-Broken Hill L.V.It.C. Meeting. ; 15.-Caper tee District J.C. Races. 15, 17.-Wallsend J.C. Races. ; [15, 17, 19, 22.-A.J.C. Autnmn Meet '! ing, Randwick. 15, 17.-Tinglia J.C. Races. 17.-Dundee J.C. Races. 17.-Narrabri J.C. Races. 17.-Binda J.C. Races. 17.-Marthaguy Picnic Races. 17.-Tarcutta T.C. Races. 17.-Bowna J.C. Races. 17.-Border (Jennings) R.C. Meeting. 17.-Yarraman A.R.C. Meeting. 17.-Bena A.T.C. Races. 17.-Peep-o'-Dav Picnic Races. 17.-Barmedman R.C. Meeting. 17.-Tocurnwal J.C. Races. 17.-Maule's Creek J.C. Races. 17.-Wongarbon A.R.C. Meeting. 17.-Nundle A.R.C. Meeting. 17. 18.-Cowra J.C. Races. 18.-Tingha Hospital Races. 19.-Gulgong T.C. Races. 20.-Wollongong J.C. Races. 20.-Canowindra J.C. Races." 25.-Oxley J.C. Races. 25, 26.-Mudgee District A.R^C. An^ nual Meeting. 26.-Nevertire Amateur Races. 26.-Boolaroo Races. 26, 27.-Albury R.C. Meeting. 26, 27.-Gunnedah Picnic Races. 27.-Forbes Dis...
DONCASTER AND CUP. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 13 April 1911
DONCASTER AND CUP. Ere another issue of this journal sees the light, the Doneaster and Sydney Cup of 1911, will haves been disposed of. The Doneaster is listed for to-mor row (Saturday), and the Cup fox Monday next-Easter Monday. The Doneaster is the most open looking sprint event that has been run nere for years, and almost every horse in the race has been backed. It is different in the Cup, as proved stayers are scare, and betting has been practically confined to half a dozen. At the time of writing, the final acceptances are not known, but it is safe to predict that the fields will be large in each event, particularly in the Doneaster, and, for once in a way, horses owned in the neigh bouring States seem to possess an undeniably good chance of appropria ting the double. There are some fast horses representing the Mother State in the mile, and some good stayers to battle on our behalf in the long distance event. Both races promise to provide great finishes. In the Doneaster the ha...