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WOMEN'S INTERESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 15 October 1914
WtnlEN'S INTERESTS. (By "Ambroaine.") A Useful Hold-Ail is made of Am erican leatuer, lined witu sateen, col ored linen, or a small pattern chintz, and is a most useiul article tor hold ing a few toilet necessaries, very suit aoie for a laay cycl.at, or any one wuo wishes to have their luggage ui as portable a form as poismle. Get one yard of tne American leather, which 3 from forty to forty-live inches wide. The widtu of the leather makes tne length, of tne hold-all. Cut a piece twenty-four inches wide and iorty-two long, shape tho top line the flap of an envelope, and two strips each six inches wide and as long irom the bot tom to where tne slope for 'the flap bo g.ns. Fur the lining, if the material is a yard wide, get as much as the entire length of the leatuer and throe quarters of a yard over; if less than a yard wide, twice tho length of the leather. Cut the lining to the exact size and shape of the leather centre, and the strips, then the pockets. Tho bottom one of the linin...
MELBOURNE LETTER [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 15 October 1914
MELBOURNE LETTER (From our Special Correspondent) Nothing sensational happened as the result or tho re-opening of the Mel bourne Stock Exchange. The man in the street is asking why it snould have rema.ned closod for nearly two mouths. Ho had been under the impression that the appearance of the Emden off Sydney—luck.ly, the possi bility of such a visitation is not ont of the thL.gs we need worry about in Melbourne—-would not have had moro ,clireful choots than that long-deferred re-opening. But it may be takeli as a tribute to the excellence of the pre cautions taken alike in Britain and Australia to guard against anything in the way of financial panic, that tho proceedings were marked by a calm that would bo creditable to a friendly chess party. The committee, had guarded against the effect of "bear ing" operations and "spec" selling in suspending "term" dealing, and signifying their wishes for dealing to was naturally of modest extent on opening day, and prices were on a lower pian...
THE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
THE MARKETS. The Australian, Mercantile, Land Sheepskins. —'The offerings this week totalled 30,000 ; good competition ruled throughout the auction sales for all lines of crossbred, the market show ing an advance of id to 3d per lb on all well grown lines. Merinos were not in request, heavy, short and ribby lines decl'ning .id per lb. Tallow—The market for all badly rendered lines showed weakness to the extent of 10s per ton, well rendered lines being unchanged. Hides -The offerings this week were not so large as usual. Kips and light weights in good condition were in good demand and sold to 3d per lb better ; heavy weights showed no change.
WOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
WOOL. Messrs Dalgety and Co. Ltd. report-— Will hold tbeir first sale on Monday, 21th October, when they will offer a good catalogue of about 2,000 bales. The total quantity of wool to be cata logued in Melbourne this month is limited to 10,000 bales, so that growers desirous of offering their wool should communicate with us immediately. There is every indication of a very big demand. About half of the world's usual - buying strength will be repre sented at the sales, and, as there is already a keen private inquiry for wool we look forward with considerable con fidence to our sales, the first of which will be held, as previously stated, on the 26th inst.
QUAMBATOOK COMMITTEE TAKES ACTION. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
QUAMBATOOK COMMITTEE TAKES ACTION. Immediately the above became known, Mr Alex. Rogers, secre tary to the local movement, tele graphed Mr Hy. Angus, M.L.A., as follows "InterviewMead. Insist water for Quambatook. Swan Hill ob jects. Channel finished." The secretary also sent a fur ther wire.' as under, to Mr El wood Mead :— "Swan Hill people stopping water to Quambatook. We expect you keep promise." [This latter alludes to Mr El wood Mead's promise, in public meeting assembled at Quamba took, that water would be forth with, available on completion of channels.] In a previous communication, Mr Angus wired that the Treasu rer had agreed to grant £ for £ raised locally, to which Mr Rogers replied '' Cannot entertain. Must have £150. Arrange deputation Nov. 4, forenoon." An honor, not withoutprecedent but very rare in the Presbyterian Church, has (says the Rushworth "Chronicle")been conferred upon Mr James Raff, of the Rushworth Presbyterian Church. At the recent Assembly of the Presby ...
DISTRICT NEWS. CANARY ISLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. [From our Correspondents.] CANARY ISLAND. A deputation from the Boort irri gation district, consisting of Messrs •latter, TIallinan and Bear, waited on the Premier (Sir.Alex. Peacock) and the Minister of Water Supply (Hon. W. Hutchtnson), on Tuesday last. The chairman and commissioners of the State Rivers were also pre sent. Mr H. Angus, M.L.A., intro duced the deputation. The request was that th= district receive an allotment of Goulburn water at as early a date as possible. In reply, the Premier stated he had been impressed by the earnestness of the deputation, and knew a great ■deal more about the position than previously, and promised that he would visit and see the district for himself, and whatever he promised would be carried out. Hon. E. B. Eees, M.L.C., was also present and pressed the needs of the district.
PROVISION FOR CASUAL LABOR. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
PROVISION FOR CASUAL LABOR. To suit the convenience of small employers of labor, the act provides _tbat "where an employer employs workers, and the wages (if any") paid by him to workers so employed did not amount to ^IGO in the twelve months preceding the firsf employment by him of workers in any year, he shall, if not already insured, be deemed to have been insured in the * tate Accident In- • surance Office from the commence ment of the employment in that - year for-tke-full amount of his lia bility t-o pay compensation under this.act to workers so employed," provided that, in accordance with any regulations under the Act. and within fourteen days after the com mencement of- the employment, he gives notice- id writing to the in surance commissioner-of the fact of his so employing workers, and obtains from the copiniissiouer a policy' of insurance indemnifying hrtn against the full aniiunt of his liability under the'act to pay com pensation to workers so'employed. . The foregoing ...
IRRIGATION SCHEME FOR QUAMBATOOK. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
IRRIGATION SCHEME FOR QUAMBATOOK. Every farmer who is interested" in irrigation should undoubtedly consider it his duty to be present atthe meeting, in the Mechanics Hall, Quambatook, on Saturday evening next at 8 o'clock, to con sider the scheme offered by the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission. Naturally, it will carry an an additional rate on farmers \v ithin the area. Every one wants water, but farmers don't want to pay 1/9 in the £ for dry channels. Therefore, the meeting under notice has been convened by publiclhen who be lieve that in the multitude of counsellors there is wisdom, and that the best scheme ought to be decided on before any costly works are commenced. Time then to push matters for all they are worth. An irrigation scheme for Quam batook and district would so en hance the value of land that the average farmer could about sell half his holding at double rates, or, in other words, he could dis. pose of half his farm for its pres ent total value, and have -the...
POSITION OF SHARE FARMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
POSITION of SHARK farmers. Where a farmer enters into a, "share" contract with another per son, the extent of liability depends upon the arrangement made. If, for instance, one farmer, A, lets his land to farmer B, the latter to pro vide the seed, do the ploughing and harvesting, and then hand over to A his agreed-upon proportion of the proceeds, A would not he deemed the employer of B, and the relationship of priaeipal and con tractor would probably not be set set up, in which case A would not •be liable under the Act for accidents to B's men ; but much depends on the circumstances.
WATER NAMINE. DOG-IN-THE-MANGER POLICY. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
WATER NAMINE. DOG - IN - THE - MANGER POLICY. The following appeared. in Wednesday's "Argus " from the Swan Hill correspondent : — '' Great indignation has been caused by the action of the State Rivers and Water Supply Com-; mission in diverting the water in the channel in the Long Lake area to Quambatook via Cannie. It is admitted that Quambatook is short of water, but it is also stated that some consideration is due to the settlers in the Long Lake area, who have been paying rates for years, and who are, owing to the perilously low state of the lake, now in danger of being without water. At a meet ing of farmers in the affected area it was decided to immedia tely telegraph to Mr John Gray, M.L.A., with a view to his inter viewing the authorities and put ting the representations of the farmers before them."
FARMERS MUST INSURE CONTRACTORS EMPLOYES. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
FARMER * MUST INSURE CONTRACTOR EMPLOYES. The liability of_a farmer to the employes of any person who has entered into, say, a threshing and chaffcutHng contract with him has to be considered. The Act pro vides that the employe of a con tractor may, if injured, make his "claim either against the contractor or the principal contractor, that is the farmer employing him, but if the farmer is called upon and pays compensation to such an employe he has a right of indemnity against' ■ the contractor. Therefore the far- | mer requires protection under his policy in respect of contractors' employes should a contract be en tered into, and this can also be ar ranged. The premium chargeable depends upon whether the farmer has arranged with the contractor to effect the necessary insurance or does so himself. If the contractor has insured the men employed on the contract, the farmer still wants some protection, one reason being that complications may arise be tween the contractor and his "in sur...
CANNIE. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
C A N N I E. (From Our Correspondent). A goodly number of people turned out to witness the various events in connection with the local Sunday school picnic. The superintendent. and parents de serve credit for doing . all they could to make the day a pleasant one for the children, as do the handicappers (Messrs. L. and R. i Williamson and J. Wall.) The j ladies kindly undertook the pro viding of the commissariat, which, needless to remark, was done full justice to. The successful com petitors in the various events were :—Little Girls—Lila Mann 1, Elsie Bennett 2; Big Girls— Lizzie Bennett 1, Florrie Kendall 2; Little Boys--Archie Kendall 1, Victor Holt 2 : Big Boys—Percy Willoughby 1, Percy Bennett 2; Girls — Evelyn Spence 1,., May Kendall 2 ; Girls—Mollie Holt 1, May Holt 2 ; Button Race—Maud Kendall 1, Lizzie Bennett 2 ; But ton Race —Percy Bennett 1; Er nie Crane d; Young Ladies' Race --Miss S. Wall 1, Miss F. Gould 2 ; Young Men's Race—L. Wil liamson 1, J. Wall 2; Mixed Race —Bru...
CASUAL EMPLOYES TO BE INSURED. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
CASUAL EMPLOYES TO BE ; . • INSURED. It is not necessary Tor an em ployee' to be constantly employed in order to render the farmer liable to pay compensation in terms of the Act. Therefore, when a farmer, completes a proposal, either with a State accident insurance office or a duly approved "insurer," he should include an estimate of the wages and "keep" which he anticipated paying for casual labor during the ensuing twelve months, in addition to the allowauce for the permanent hands: The initial premium : is ! based upon an estimated amount only, and at the conclusion of the policy year'a certificate is supplied to the farmer by the "insurer," in which he fills the exact amount of wages paid during the year, and then returns the certificate to the "insurer.'.' A comparison is then made by the office of the estimated amount on which the premium was originally paid and the actual sum paid ' away, including "keep." Should it be f*und that the actual amount exceeded the estimate, an ad...
RATE OF PREMIUM. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
KATE OF PREMIUM. Mr , Holmes points, out that the .premium to be paid "by farmers .is] 20i per cent, on the estimated re muneration tor a period of twelve months to employes who come within .the scope of the act. This rate applies irrespective of the work they m y engage in, includ ing bush felling, harvesting and threshing, and housebreaking. To the actual wages must be added the estimated value of "keep," and this is taken as 15s per week for each employee "found so that if a farm hand is in receipt of, say, £i 10s per week and "keep," the actual remuneration on which, the prem/unj t« c«v/?r the employer's liability 1 to pay compensation as provided in the Act is based is £117 per annum; consisting of wages £78 and estimated-value of "keep" £39. The premium, in this case would therefore be £1 3s Id (yearly).
MAKE YOUR DISTRICT KNOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
MAKE YOUB DISTRICT KNOWN. Concerning some parts of this extcn&lt; ive district news comfs but seldom. This is not entirely our fault; we have no miraculous power of knowing what is happening at all the places within our area of circulation. It is the fault of residents in the silent places. Will some man or woman take the matter in hand and cause the silence to cease. If no one else is doing it for your district will you try on these lines ? Send accounts of public and social events in your township or neighbour hood, such as weddings, deaths, accid-' rnts, concerts, sports, social gatherings, matters touching district industries, etc. Write the names ojpersons ancf places very distinctly. , Don'.t bother about grammar or spell ing ; it's the editor's work to look after thpse. trifles. . The barest skeleton is enough. Write only on one side of the paper. Give information, but let criticism alone Wtiti your name and address on some corner—not for publication, but throve -gocd...
MERELY TOLERANT. [Newspaper Article] — Boort Standard and Quambatook Herald — 22 October 1914
MJBKELY TOLERANT.' At she Club in (He moralists' cornci ' I don't know anything so intolernP' as that fellow who is always lpuglim at our serious remarks." " Pardon, there is something worsc the other fellow who will never laug' at- our jokes." The only wav to have a friend is ; tin one.—Knierson. Don't, waste life in doubts and fears ipend yourself on the work' before you The right performance of this lion duties will be the best preparation to the hours and ages that follow. How (asy it is for one to sugaest i sure wav for somebody else to manag' a troublesome affair. When a married man wants anythim for his own use he never tells his wifi he can't afford it. Honest appreciation of what s.'nen do is a great attainment. As jealous? is one of the lowest, meanest traits 6 character, so that which is at 'he op posifc extreme is one of the noblest. Life has beer, likened to a river: but unlike a ri^er. life doesn't, gain ij dentd by being made narrow. Tj gain a correct acquaintance wit...