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FRUIT TREE PRUNING. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
FRUIT TREE PRUN — ING. To the' orchardist who takes a serious and studious view of his occupation, any new information relating to pruning is always welcome news. Therefore, the publication entitled ' A Practical Text book for Fruitgrowers,' 'prepared by George Quinn, Horticultural Instructor for the Department of Agriculture in South Australia, should find a ready sale amongst the fruit-growing community. We have received a copy of this book from Messrs J. Walch and Sons, of Hobart.- It is the third edition of the work, and it contains, a great deal of matter that was not embodied in the former editions. In its 230 pages there is a wealth of information that should in terest every fruitgrower, dealing, as it does, with all phases of pruning work, the tools used, classification, and a variety of other subjects, and thevalue of the work is enhanced by the introduction of nu merous pictorial plates illustrating the me thods described. It is neatly got up, and no orchardist should be w...
CHARGES AGAINST FOOTBALLERS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
CHARGES AGAINST FOOT BALLERS. Several charges, arising out of last Saturday's match at Franklin, have been preferred against ? certain players by the field umpire. About six of those who took part in the match are, it is understood, to be ' carpeted ' before the committee to ex plain their conduct. They were to be dealt with at a meeting of the Governing Committee this evening, but owing to the absence of one or two members of that body the meeting has been postponed till to-morrow night. '
TASMANIAN LIBERAL LEAGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
T ASM AN IAN LIBERAL LEAGUE. A meeting of the Franklin Divisional Council was held at Masonic Hall on Monday after noon, when there was a good representation of the country branches, and Mr A. E. Mausell took the chair. A report of the Committee ap-' pointed at last meeting was read and adopted, and the thanks of the Council were passed to all who had assisted in the series of meetings held prior to the Federal election. A number of alterations in the constitution were recommended in the direction of simplifying the working of the branches, and ordered to be'sent as recommen dations to the State Council at its annual meeting. A long discussion took place as to the wisdom of placing a clause in the platform advocating com pulsory purchase of estates for closer settlement. It' was decided by a large majority that it would be better, not to hamper candi dates b-y placing it in the plat form, as while some favor the compulsory provisions, others think them unnecessary. It was decided to...
ORCHARD PESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
ORCHARD PESTS. The pests which tho orchardist has- to combat with, and the way they should be treated were referred to by the Director of Agriculture (Mr Benson), during an address at New Norfolk on Friday last. In speaking of the San Jose scale lie said it existed in many parts of Australia, but was expected to be. The lime and sulphur*wasli genorally kept it in check. The trees that suffered the worst from its attacks were peaches and the Japanese varieties of plums. Apples took it badly sometimes, and pears worse. The best remedies for woolly aphis wero tho resin and soda or tobacco and soap washes, but every thing depended on the manner in which they were applied. The spraying should bo done in the winter, and the spray applied in a solid stream with all the force that could be got. There were thousands of trees in Tasmania whose roots wero in a rotten mass of woolly ai.his, and no matter how carefully the top was treated, the trees would never be free from tho pest as long as t...
THE PLAY. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
THE PLAY. Following the commencement of operations Union were quick to assume an aggressive attitude, which they maintained for the greater part of the first term.' Their first onslaught upon their opponents' territory cul minated in C. Mansfield register ing first goal of the day,' and thenceforward they continued to, attack^ with vigor and ' effect. The juniors, Ryan and McMul len, were showing first-class form, and with.C. Mansfield and T. S'tansfield showing some of their old Brilliancy, well backed by Exu'l, the latest addition' to the team, they were hard to keep at bay._ They frequently broke, through their opponent^ defence, and at the close of the quarter had added to the total two nipre goals, both lacked by that re liable forward W, Wicks, despite a facial ?' blemish,' with which he is at present suffering: United 'were slow to. get going; and at the change had only two points to their credit. In the second term, however, they rallied brilliantly, and' put in some very ex...
Kermandle Football Association. GEEVESTON v. LIVERPOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
Kermandie Football Asso ciation. GEEVESTON v. LIVERPOOL. A match was played at Geeve ton.pn Saturday last between the Geeveston and Liverpool 'teams. There was a fair attendance on the ground to see the match, and, as usual, plenty of ' barracking,' especially amongst the fairer sex. The game was very evenly - con I ? ? J ? J ? AMI J.T ? ? L ? A* ? uesteu up uui . biuets-quctruttr uiuiw, there . being : only ' two points difference in the scores, which were in favor of tho Geeveston team ; but in the fourth term the Geevestonit&s came on with a rush, and scored three goals and several behinds in quick succes sion. The final scores were : — ' Geeveston, 4 goals 8 behinds (32 points). Liverpool, 9 behinds (9 points). The goal-kickers for Geev.eston were : — Eric Jones (2), G. Ayers (1), Clifton Geeves (1). Those amongst the Geeveston ites who were most prominent in the game were G. Ayers (capt.), W. Cluff, D/H. Geeves, G. Ash lin, W. McKibbin, Eric Jones, A. A. Eaves, and F. H...
PROHIBITED IMMIGRANTS. SEVERAL SEA CAPTAINS FINED HEAVILY. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
PROHIBITED IMMIGRANTS. SEVERAL SEA CAPTAINS FINED HEAVILY. Thfere were several cases at the Water Police Court in which mariners were proceeded against on charges alleging breaches of the Immigration Restriction Act. Captain Lenz, master of the Prinz Sigismund, and Captain W, L. Broun, master of the Morea, ? ? 1. n ? J P1AA i-'L~ were eaoii untju tuo uuui- mation setting out that prohibited immigrants had entered the Commonwealth from their ships. Captain Groke, master of the Prinz Waldemar, against whom there were two similar informa tions, was fined £100 in each case.
NEW SOUTH WALES. MISSING DANISH BARQUE. BELIEVED TO HAVE FOUNDERED WITH ALL HANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
NEW SOUTH WALES. MISSING DANISH BARQUE. BELIEVED TO HAVE FOUN DERED WITH ALL HANDS. All hope has been abandoned for the safety of the missing Danish barque Prinsesse Marie, bound from Sydney to Smoky Bay, S.A. She is believed lo have foundered with all hands off the Australian coast. Captain Tad oon r-f f.Vio ftermfln. A ns+.ralifm line, represensed the owners here and he sent the instructions to Captain Federsen, of the Prin sesse Marie, when she arrived off Sydney heads in February last for orders. ' I fear tHat the vessel will never be heard of again,' said Captain Tadsen to day. ? -
PLUCKING LIVE POULTRY. ALLEGATIONS OF CRUELTY [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
PLUCKING LIVE POULTRY. ALLEGATIONS OF CRUELTY ' It is quite a common occur rence to see fowls after they have been plucked look at you, and occasionally sing out or stand up —they are quite alive.' This statement was contained in a letter read at the meeting of the Trades Hall Council last Friday night, in which it was complained that cruelty- to animals was being enacted at a certain poultry-keeper's estab lishment. About 800 fowls, it was stated, were killed each day at the place. It was said, fur ther, that the' said firm had youths in its service, from 18 to 22 years of age, who worked from 60 to 68 hours per week for a -wage of- 45s. One of the Scotch immigrants was employed by the firm,. He was. 22 years ot age, and received about 8s a week and keep. The letter was referred to . the' Executive Committee for en quiry and report.
LIONS AT A WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
LIONS AT A WEDDING. 1 ,/ Last month one of the biggest assemblies ever brought together to watch a weddihg was crowded, in excited expectation, be foro the lions' den in the Glasgow ? ? , 'Jungle.'' Over 6,000 spectators were waiting to watch a marriage ceremony behind the bars. The bridegroom was N : Alex Gaston, employed as a sausage- : - - maker, and the plucky bride Miss Mary Mackie. Rustling in white silks and laughingly happy, the bride followed the trainer into the den, the groom following at her heels. He was followed in turn by the clergy- * v . man. ' . When the party entered the den the den the lion and lionesses crouched and s growled, and the great gathering held it3 breath. The trainer, however, with numerous loaded pistols in his belt, and a ( - .- big riding-whip in his hand, kept a watch ful eye on the uneasy animals. The ceremony was taken at a rather : ? smartpace. The responses were audibly. and boldly given. ? ? : When confetti rained between the bars : - . - of...
STATE MOTOR CAR. SENSATIONAL INCIDENT AT SOUTH MELBOURNE. HAM AND BEEF SHOP WRECKED. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
STATE MOTOR-OAR,; SENSATIONAL INCIDENT AT SOUTH MELBOURNE; HAM AND BEEF SHOP WRECKED. v Yesterday's Melbourne mail brought a detailed account of the wrecking of a ham and beef shop by one of the Victorian State motorcars. From this it appears that early on Thursday morning last the residents of Clarendon-street, near the intersection of' Park-street, South Mel bourne, were startled by the loud cfrash ~C ? ? - ? ? 4-U oi glass uii bua iuvjopcitn. x uc cause, it was subsequently discovered, was due to the vagaries of the State motor car No. 5, vMii'ch glided along at a rapid pace up\Park-street from the beach and smashed into the ham and beef shop of Mrs M. I. Dawes, 339 Clarendon-street. The first impact was with the dividing wall of Mrs Dawes' premises and an adjoining milliner's shop. With the en gine still going strong, the car backed towards the water table, and again made straight for the ham and beef -shop, this time crashing through the large plate glass window, and completely...
Mount McKinley. No Trace of Dr Cook Discovered on Famous Mountain. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
Mount McKinley. No Trace of Br Cook BiV covered on Famous 'Mountain. News has just been received at Fairbanks (Alaska) that the Fair banks Expedition to ascend Mount McKinley reached the summit on April 3, after a climb lasting' one month from the moment of leavine- the ha.se. 'Wn traces were found of Dr Cook's alleged ascent. The expedition was composed of Messrs Thomas Horn, Harry Kars ten, and Charles McCongle, all experienced moun taineers. A previous message from the party received at Seattle stated that at the time of despatch they had reached 1 an elevation of 12,000ft. without having encoun tered any great difficulty. At that point they had found them selves confronted with an almost perpendicular ice-wall stretching more than 4000ft. towards the summit. After search, however, the climbers had found a gap in the wall, and the writer of the message expressed the belief that they would reach the top. The expedition was equipped with a dog team and ample sup plies, and establis...
FATAL ACCIDENT. SAILOR FALLS 75 FEET. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
FATAL ACCIDENT.' ; SAILOR FALLS 75 FEET. ' A shocking fatal accident oc curred af the . new' pier at - Williamstown last week. A. sailor . named Charles Pollux, aged 44, a native of Germany, was engaged on the barque Kilmeny,! on the . main. upper topsail yardarm, ' loosing ' a sail. Suddenly in reaching forward his feet slipped v - from under him; he poised in mid air, frantically clutching the sail for a nj'oment, and then to . the horror of those below he fell ' , to the deck, a clear drop of 75ft. When picked up the unfortunate - man was still alive, but uncon scious. Captain Jones had him - removed to the Williamstown and Footscray Hospital, where it was found that his skull was badly fractured. There was 110 hope of recoveiy, and an hour after admission the victim suc cumbed,
FISHING FLEET IN A GALE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
? ' .* ? — . FISHING FLEET IN A GALE. On Thursday morning last, . when the fishing fleet was return - ing from operating upon the im mense shoals' of barracouta out side the Heads, a strong northerly gale suddenly sprang up, and necessitated close reefing. This had to be done between Barwon Heads and Point Lonsdale. \ .... Although 40 boats were caught - \ in the gale, only one mishap occurred, the Florence Dowling, .; :a 26ft. boat, owned by Mr S. v Ferrier, had her 'mast 'carried away. Two other boats went to '/. .Ferrier's assistance, and towed the Florence Dowling .to her moorings. Every boat's crew ex ., pe^ienced a trying time beating iiomewards, spray flying con tinuously over them.
TERRIER'S REVENGE. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
, .-TERRIER'S REVENGE. For some time past the Dunolly ?' Meat Supply , Company have suffered considerable loss through sheep being worried by dogs. A day or two ago one of the mem -- bers of the firm (Mr J. Lennon), on visiting the yard, saw a small English terrier tackle a sheep. Mr Lennon stunned the dog with a stone, and then picked it up by ? the leg. The animal, having re vived, caught Mr Lennon by the left arm with its teeth, causing a wound about 6in. long, tearing the muscles ju§t above the wrist. Mr Lennon suffered greatly from the loss of blood.and shock. The dog was afterwards killed.
Inter-State Items. VICTORIA. ELDERLY MAN'S WHIM. CONSTABLE INTERVENES. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
Inter-State Items. (From our Exchanges.) VICTORIA. ELDERLY MAN'S WHIM. CONSTABLE INTERVENES. Constable Barclay saw a num ber of women at the corner of Exhibition street and Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, the other evening. One appeared to be dancing. The constable noted this for future reference. A little later he saw the same crowd m Latrobe street. One of them was certainly dancing. It appeared to be a mixture of the sword dance and the haka. Constable Barclay crossed the street, and observed that, though the dancer ' wore a grey, blouse and skirt, a lady's ulster, an'd a fur boa* a well-marked moustache was per ceptible against a face which had been obviously blackened with burnt cork. He, therefore, took the dancer to the City Watch house.: ' . . ' - 'I don't know what it is,' he said to the 'sergeant in charge, 'but you might lock it up on a chargfe of offensive behaviour.' There is a ceremony usually practised at watchhouses before - incarceration. ' Search it 1' said the sergean...
RIFLE SHOOTING. Class-Firing. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
.??????? ' ? I RIFLE SHOOTING. Class^Flring. The class-firing of the Huon ville Rifle'Club at the .500 yards range was continued at Huon ville on Saturday. The light was not the best that could have been desired, and light variable winds prevailed. Each marksman had 8- shots from the range named, and the scores now stand as fol lows : — P jjg ?? V. J; Skinner ... ... 33 ' P. Buxton . ... , ;.. . ... 35 W.Rodman ... ... ... 32 A. Woolley ... . ... .? ... 31 L. Stanley : ... - ...? .;. 29 W. Cundy ? ? 29 * G. Walton ? . ... 25 H. Heron - ... ... . ... 21 G.Clark ? ' ... 20 E. Clark _ ? - ... 19 J. Woolley ? 14 A.Buxton ... ... ... 12 The class-firing- from the 600 yards range will, it is expected, commence on Saturday 'next,
Limitations in Fruit Culture. Multiplicity of Varieties Condemned. THE TRIES SORTS BEST. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
Limitations in Fruit Culture. Multiplicity of Varieties Condemned. THE TRIES SORTS BEST. The Director of Agriculture (Mr Ben son) is uncompromising in his condemna tion of the practice- common amongst Tasmanian orchardists of growing a very large number of different varities of fruit. When in the Huon recently he made reference to this matter, and in the course of an address at New Norfolk on Friday last he again had something to say upon it. He said he1 had found this practice existent in many districts, and particularly in the new orchards on the Tamar. There were far too many varie ties grown, and too much rubbish. . The sooner that all unmarketable varieties were got rid of the better. They should not trust nurserymen, who sent round prettily -painted catalogues, but stick to the varities of proved value. There, had been a good time throughout the world in gelling novelties, and a new crop of .duffers was raised - every year who bought novelties, and kept nurserymen going, (Laug...
OUR MELBOURNE LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Huon Times — 1 June 1910
OUR MELBOURNE ./. letter. ; (From our own Correspondent.) An animated debate on the desirability of introducing tho curfew law into Mel bourne took place at the Austral Salon a night or two ago, under the auspices of the National Council of Women, Mrs Presley quoted fact3 and figures, mostly culled from the experiences of the United States. In the States the curfew has been established in 5000 towns. Legal dignitaries, as well as mayors, police superintendents and teachers speak with much warmth on its advantages. They report a reduction of from 50 to 70 per cent, of the arrests of juveniles for different sins of insubordination. One eminent lawyer says no girl of sixteen has reached the police courts from a curfew town, while the moral effect of the law has been strikingly satisfactory in all ways. In spite of the excellent arguments in favor of curfew in America, many delegates, as well as. associates, showed themselves in little sympathy with introducing a measure here that would...