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SOME PLAIN TALK. (Editor, "The Land.") [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
SOME PLAIN TALK. (Editor, "The Land.") A meeting of more than ordinary importance was called for Tnursday night last in the Protestant Hall. Our Moerell Factory directorate re ceived a circular signed J. W. JLaw rie, .Byron Bay. When delegates as sembled it was plain that most of them came under instructions from their various boarus to form a union of factories. The chairman, Mr. Shepherd, ex plained from liis point of view the question at issue, but in refusing to allow the general secretary of the Farmers and Settlers' Association to explain the position, and thus throw some light upon what seems to me a political move to keep the dairy farm ers from joinng the Farmers and Settlers' Association he alienated the sympathy of a very large number of dairymen, who were only too anxious to arrive au some broad plan of ac tion to fight a common foe. The attitude of the chair was such that fully half the delegates retired from the conference. Mr. 1). A. McDonnell, of Manning River, Mr. N...
THE GENERAL SECRETARY AND THE DAIRY FARMERS' UNION. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
THE GENERAL SECRETARY AND THE DAIRY FARMERS' UNION. In tlie course of an interview on the possible outcome of tlie confer ence of dairy farmers, held at tlie jprotestant Ilall last week, Mr. T. I. Campbell, general secretary of the Farmers and Settlers' Association, stated that he did not regard the de cision of the meeting in anything of a serious light. No opportunity was given to those present to understand what the position really was as re garded the Farmers and Settlers' As sociation. The circulars calling the meeting were from the standpoint of establishing a union of dairy fac tories, which was a very different proposition to the aims and objects of the Farmers and Settlers' Asso ' ciation. In Mr. Campbell's opinion, the chairman at the conference was . very prejudiced, and though stating he was animated by no hostility nor opposition towards the Association, he seemed determined that the dairy farmers should not have the chance of learning how the Association could be made ...
Dividing the Producers. THE DAIRY UNION PROJECT. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
£111111 lllll£ Dividing the Producers. = = THE DAIRY UNION PROJECT. = Sililll mm? l)aiiy fanners representative of most ox the dairying districts of the State met at the Portestant l-lall last week, and proceeded to consider the best plan of uniting to protect their interests as threatened by the claims put forward by tue K.W. Union. Mr. E. Shepherd (JJomatlerry) pre sided. Tue necessity of uniting seemed to be a matter 01 conviction, and two methods were uppermost : One, that of affiliating with the Farmers, and Settlers' Association, uie other that of forming a dairy men's union pure and simple. A fairly large minority favoured the former plan, which, however, shared the usual fate of minority-espoused principles, and it was decided to launch a union, the following resolu tion being carried, on the motion of Mr. W. Watts . (Shoalhaven), seconded by Mr. Dowie (Glenifl'er): "That a union consisting of the dairy farmers of iSiew South Wales be at once formed, embracing- the movement ...
WESTERN DISTRICT COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
WESTERN DISTRICT COUNCIL. A conference of the Western Dis trict Council is to be held at Dubbo on May 5. The council in notifying this to branches, urged all members to give a negative answer to the Re ferenda questions. A new branch has now been estab lished at Grong Grong, the presi dent being Mr. H. H. Manning. The other office-bearers elected are: Messrs. J. Kennedy, sen., and R. Smith, vice-presidents; Mr. B. S. Henry, hon. treasurer; Mr. J. Ken nedy, jun., hon. sec. The annual sub scription has been fixed at 7s 6d. At the last meeting of the Gurra nang branch, Mr. Nobbs presiding, correspondence from the Federal mem ber for the district, respecting tele phonic connections, was dealt with. It was decided to move through the State member, for more considera tion in thei matter of the Gurranang siding. Mr. Wetherspoon's approach ing visit was discussed, and the ar rangement of meetings left in the hands of the president and secretary. Balderadgery branch elected its officers for ...
DETERMINING BUTTER PRICES. Dairymen Want Representation. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
DETERMINING "BUTTER PRICES. Dairymen Want Representation. Tlic question of having some say in the lixing of butter prices has been agitating the minds of dairymen and factory managers for some l.ong time past. Last "week it will be lemem Dered that we published a resolution passed at a meeting of the Manning lliver Co-operative Company to the enect that the co-operative factories should have more direct representa tion in the fixing of butter prices in Sydney, and advocating a board elected by the various co-operative factories throughout the State. "With this end in view, Mr. D. A. McDon nell, the chairman of the Manning lliver Co-operative Company, ap proached the Coastal Farmers' Co operative Society in order to obtain more general representation, but ius eit'orts met with no success from that society. However, Mr. McDonnell, knowing the support he had behind him, called together a meeting of re presentatives and managers of the various co-operative factories, which was held at t...
COLIN BELL'S SORRY SHOWING. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
COLIN BELL'S SORRY SHOWING. Colin Bell, the Moree heavyweight, gave a sorry exhibition in his fight vitli Jack Howard at the Stadium on Tuesday night. The fight lasted exactly 2y3 minutes, when Howard cracked tne man from Moree on the jaw with a right, and he took the count. The spectators left the Stadium in disgust. Bell will never make a fighter, and he is never likely to be matched in Sydney again.
A.J.C. AUTUMN MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
A.J.C. AUTUMN MEETING. The Australian Jockey Club's au tumn meeting was opened on Satur day, in glorious weather, but on Syd ney Cup day-Monday-it rained so heavily that it was feared that the day's racing would have to be post poned. The feature of the first day's sport was the success of the Victorian horses, who appropriated five of the six races on the programme, includ ing the principal event-Doncaster Handicap. The local forces were thoroughly routed, and have never be fore fared so badly at a big fixture. The Victorian victories were all full of merit, and the element of fluke did not enter into one of them. The Hurdle Race opened proceed ings on Doncaster Day, and, some thing unusual for Randwick, it at tracted 13 runners, Royal Fleet, with the steadier of 12.1, was installed favourite at 5 to 2, but the weight anchored her. Another Victorian was equal to winning, however, and that was Boyong (Scliimmel-Campan ula). He carried 10.5, and although at 8 to 1, was well backed. H...
Sporting THE TURF. FIXTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
I £3 THE TURF. FIXTURES. The following race meetings are. announced: - April. 25.-Oxley J.C. Races. 25, 26.-Mudgee District A.Il.C. An nual Meeting. 26.-Nevertirc Amateur Races. 26.-Boolaroo Races. 26, 27.-Albury R.C. Meeting. 26, 27.-Gunnedah Picnic Races. 27.-Forbes District Picnic Meeting. 27, 28.-Southern Riverina Picnic Meeting, at Deniliquin. 27.-Burrangong Picnic Races, Young. 27, 28.-Barraba Picnic Races.
Shires Conference [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
Shires Conference . 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 Jlurst Blaxland .... Clias. Moore Marthaguy .. T. Jones Gilgandra .. IT. W. Mitchell Jemalong ... Moses Brown Patrick Plains John Hayes Duinaresq ... Alex. Glass Bogan John Frey. Erina M. Ward Murrungal .. T. B. Prosser Carrathool .. A. McArthur Wallarobba . G. S. Waller Woolooma .. II. L. White Warringak .. A. Ralston Macintyre .. 0. G. Gordon Mulwaree .. P. J. O'Brien Gloucester .. W. N. Laurie Monaro .... John Jardine Goobang ... D. T. Herbert Colo H. A. Wilson Rylatone T. W. Taylor Tarro F. Jacobs Urana A. K. Trethowan Terania .... H. B. Chisholm Gadara Dr. H. W. Mason Tweed W. L. Murphy Walgett W. II. Smith Apsley F. B. Fleming Bannockburn . S. W. Farrell Mandowa ... M. F. McKeon Burrangong .. W. Browne Tumbarumba . P. J. McMeekin Wunnamurra . Patrick Connell Yallaroi .... G. A. Pe...
COUNCILLOR COX ON TOUR. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
COUNCILLOR COX ON TOUR. Councillor L. Cox, who has been on an organising tour through the south ern districts, writes that after leav ing Henty, lie proceeded to Ariah Park, via Cootamundra, to attend a meeting to be held there on the 5th inst. Hewever, some misunderstand ing arose in the matter of dates, for the meeting was not to be held until the 14th. From Ariah Park, Mr. Cox drove on to Bective, where a suc cessful meeting was held. At this centre lie was joined by Councillor Cartwright, who had arranged to speak that evening at a meeting of the Mimosa branch. From Bective, Mr. Cox went on to Kamarah (late By goo) and Ardletlian. The meeting at the former place, though small, was enthusiastic, and. there was only one man present that did not hand in his name as a subscriber to the As sociation's new paper, "The Land." The meeting was rather long, and was not finished till 5 p.m., and Mr. Cox had to address another that even ing at Ardletlian, some twelve miles distant, which he...
RIVERINA. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
RIVERINA. Mr. J. J. O'Meara writes that in nearly all cases the meetings held throughout the Riverina by Mr. A. K. Trethowan, liave been very AVCII at tended, and there is not the slight est doubt but they will do an enor mous amount of good in organising against the R.W.U., and in stopping votes for the Referenda.
NEW BRANCH AT MOONBI. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
NEW BRANCH AT MOONBI. As the outcome of a meeting held at Moonbi, convened by Mr. Philp, a resolution was carried that the meet ing was in favour of forming a branch of the Farmers and Settlers' Associa tion at Moonbi. Mr. Philp, in the course of his remarks, explained the objects of the F. and S. Association, and said he thought the time had arrived when farmers and settlers should unite to defend themselves. Mr. Wilson acted as chairman. The entrance subscription was fixed at 7s 6d., and 13 became members, and paid up at once. The officers elected were:-President: Mr. Philp; vice presidents, Messrs. W. A. Chaffey and Gibson; treasurer, Mr. Schofield; sec retary, Mr. Sampson.
General Produce. RAILWAY YARDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
General Produce. RAILWAY YARDS. On account of the holidays the sup ply of cliall' eased oil' temporarily, and prices improved. There was a good supply of produce oll'ering yesterday, the yard being nearly full. Prices may be quoted as follows : - Wheaten Chaff.-Choicc up to 4/9.. prime 4/ to 4/6, inferior 3/6 per cwt. Oaten Chaff.-Choice 4/3, prime 3/0 to 4/, other kinds from 3/3 per cwt. Maize.-Choice dry from cold coun try and South Coast, 2/9 ; jtforth Coast, 2/3 to 2/G; and odd lots, 2/7 per bushel. Lucerne Hay.-Small bales of choice dry green, 4/3 to 4/6; medium, 3/3 to 4/ ; inferior from 2/0 per cwt. Large bales, prime, 3/ ; medium from 2/6. Oaten Hay.-In good demand; choice up to 4/6 ; medium to 4/ per cwt. Rye Straw.-Medium maehine tlireslied 3/6, liand-threshed, very scarce, worth 5/6 to 6/6 per cwt. Rye Corn.-Dull of sale from 2/3 to 2/9 per bushel, according to quality Oats.-Algerian feed, 2/ to 2/3; seed, free from black oats, worth 2/6; Giants, worth 2/10 to 2/11 for ch...
THE MEETING AT BECTIVE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
THE MEETING AT BuXTIVE. Of Mr. Cox's meeting at this branch, the secretary, Mr. G. Haw kins, writes that there was. a very good muster present, and the speaker in his address lucidly explained the work and progress of the Associa tion from its earliest infancy to the present date, which was followed by a supplementary speech by Mr. W. J. Cartwright, so that nothing was missed, a very hearty vote of thanks being accorded both. Mr. Pearce, the representative of the Association's new paper "The land," explained his mission, and a number of subscribers were booked. Mr'. Cartwright, Mr. J. Fitz, accompanied by Mr. Pearce, addressed a delegate conference in Te mora last Saturday, on the general business of the Association, the Re ferenda, the R.W.TJ., and the city sale yards' question; also the advisability of forming a district council. This last matter is to be discussed at an other delegate meeting, to be held in Temora on May 13. Owing to the addresses of Mr. Cartwright and Mr. Cox oc...
SUSSEX-STREET. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
SUSSEX-STREET. Business in Sussex-street lias been more or less disorganised by the holi days, but is settling down again to normal conditions. The arrivals by sea of potatoes from the south, have created an easier market. Choice chaff maintains its price, but any thing under first-class is somewhat lower. Current quotations are: - Oats.-Tasmania^, best milling white, Sparrowbills, 2/10, giants, 2/8 to 2/11; Algerian milling, 2/4 to 2/6; feed, 2/3 to 2/5 per bushel. Maize.-Victorian, prime yellow, 2/9. Northern Rivers, 2/5 to 2/0; Queensland (ex store), 2/4 to 2/5 per bushel. Barley.-Victorian Cape, 2/6 to 2/8; seed, 2/8; English feed, 2/3 to 2/6 per bushel. Peas.-Tasmanian, blue, 4/9 to 5/3; grey, 5/; others 4/9 per bushel. Bran.-Association price, £4/10/ per ton of 2000 lbs.; pollard, £4/10/ per ton. Potatoes.,- Tasmanian redskins, £7; a, few . choice,.. £7/5/.;white skins, and Up-to-Date, £5/10/ to £6. Chaff.-Local or Victorian, wheat en, £4 to £4/5/; choice, £4/10. per ton; good...
DAIRY PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
DAIRY PRODUCE. The only change worth noting since our last report has been in eggs, which have sold up as high as 2/4 per dozen for choiee new-laid, but the ebb has set in, and they are lower, but still too high for the average housekeeper. There are plenty of cheap eggs, lOd to 1/ per dozen less than the best, but people prefer to pay for reliability. A lot of money is being lost to senders of river eggs because they don't come under that head. Prices current are: Butter.-First grade 86/, good to medium, 82/ to 84/; secondary 76/ to 81/ per cwt., pastry 68/ to 74/ per cwt. Lard.-Bulk, 5%d; packets, 6y3d; special packets, 6Vad, bulk, 6%d per lb. Cheese.-Prime loaf, 5%d to 6d; large 4%d to 5d; medium size 4y2d to 4%d, good 4d to 4^d, inferior from 3d, special 6%d to 7d per lb. Bacon.-Prime factory, sides, 6%d to 7Vad, flitches, 7d to 7Vsd, middles 8%d to 9d, special sides 8d, middles 9%d to lOd, flitches 8d, shoulder 5%d per lb. Hams.-Bacon, 8d to 9d, prepared 9%d to lid; special dou...
POULTRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
POULTRY. Railway and river lots are quoted as follows:-Old hens, extra choice, 3/ to 3/6, good 2/9 to 3/; roosters, extra choice, 3/6, good 2/6 to 3/; small 2/ to 2/3; chickens, large 2/, small 1/ ta 1/(5; mixed coops, 2/ to 2/0; English ducks, 2/3 to 2/6; Muscoviesj 3/ to 3/3; drakes, 3/6 to 3/9; extra choice, 4/; geese, 4/ to 4/6; guineafowls, 4/ to 4/6; pigeons, 1/3 to 1/6 per pair.
Potato Growers in Conference. SOME GOOD REFORMS ADVOCATED. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 21 April 1911
Potato Growers in Conference. SOME GOOD REFORMS ADVOCATED. The New South Wales Potato Growers' Association held, their ^ an nual conference in Sydney on Tues day last, Mr. J. Gillespie, jun. (lvialla), presiding. The attendance, however, was small, and called forth some adverse criticism from the chairman, who pointed out that if the association had not accomplished all some had required of it, the fault lay with the growers not co-operat ing. It was only by united action that they could hope to get clean potato districts in Mew South Wales. Amongst the more important resolu tions carried was one dealing with the grave danger in the indiscriminate use of second-hand unsterilised bags for distribution of such products as bran, pollard, maize, grains, and all root crops, and it was urged that farmers should help themselves and not touch second-hand potato bags at any price. It was resolved to urge the Department of Agriculture to adopt some system of sterilisa tion of all bags used fo...