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LONDON WOOL SALES. CLOSE OF FIRST SERIES. ADVANCE IN PRICES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
LONDON WOOL SALES. CLOSE OF FIRST SERIES: ADVANCE IN, PRICES. "The first series of wool ýa-les -for the pre sent year closed on the 23rd-inst. 'During the sales 60,000. bales were sold to home buyers, ..55;000 to the: Continent; andi 6000 to.. American. purchasers, whLile 6000 Bales are held over. The :sales closed at the highest prices, of the series. Russia has throughout given ,good- support, and there has been str6ng Yorkkshire and Amnerican demand for good " slifty, 64's. Prices for greasy combing merinoes adiancedr5 per cent., as compared 'with -the closing rates at the preceding -sales. :.ossbreds advanced from 5 to 71 per cent.,, and finest sortSi 10- per cent. Scoureds were unchaniged. Slipes, which were inferior,.declined Old. per lb. In view. of the relatively low level of values for tops and.y-uarns,- the kien demand for wool has: surp'-ised' the trade. The hosiery in diistry, however, is very prosperous, and `meripe ifabrics are in strong demand. A large depletion in" t...
MELBOURNE STOCK MARKET. WEEKLY REVIEW. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
MELBOURNI'E NTON WARKET WEbKLY 'RfVIEW., Since our last :report, fine raies, have fallen in anany. pirts' tf the: country. 'dis tricts; these after the, lng' spell :of 'dry weather were i?ost 'elcmc. The rains wivill freshen tip oa$ten cropi, and fill water bioles,. although?1being too. early for the grass: For last Tuesday's sakes atl Newmarket, there was sa yarding- some 71,00 "-head --38,000 sheep and 33,000 lanibs- a slightly 'heavier market than the previous wieek. In sheep the majority consisted ot '- rough merino wethers and old ewes; of all : breeds, with a fair, supply- of useful- trade - 'mutton. . Prine heavy, crossbred 5comne Back and:" menrino weth'ere were very mod- erately represented.,.,. There: was, a Iarge : attendance of 'buyers, but .prices.for -prime .sheep were hardly as firm, whilst those :of poor quality dropped in value by ' about 1/ per head. Grazers were. ceompeting for ewes suitable .for .lamb breeding,, and. off conditioned wethers ?or: topping up. Prime...
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
C ARICULTURAL EDUCATION. in a 'report regarding practical instriuc tion in agriculture in American colleges,' prepared. for the information of the .State M?inistry, ia conneeti9n with the sdheme for the improvement -and' linking up of agriculgtiul! education i-i Victoiia, Mr. El .woo4 Mea 4 the, chairman of: the Water Coniailaion, remaio -' 'In estimating the u~efula.e of t'he clleges, it .has to :be re meembered thaf t h pioneieo aoriculttire of. America °was prohalbll. the worut i tlih world.?:t; im ?oerilhed tihiedsoil, gave little thoiiught to the beatity or comfortf f. the' home; or to making farm lif?, attractive to. children. If it :had continued. unchiangedI America would soon it have fallen behind all other' agricultural counitries. .. That itf is being rdfoimned and improved muore:rapidly .than -in any oTiier country. is .due.: more largely, to. the agricultural colleges and ex-m perimeiit stations tlian. to any otheir single influerice. A, dmIarion. of A:mericani"andi Vic...
A GASOLINE MOTOR PLOUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
A GASOLINE, MOTOR PLOrUGH. The accompaniying illustration shows a gasolinie motor plough designed and con structed at Bedford, V\a. . The engine is of two-cylinder type; and develops nine horse power. The plough'is provided with a ,truck at feachiment, and will, haul 1100 ponnds up a 6 per cent. grade. It steers 'with both) front and rear wheels, and with the reverse can turn as sharply as an automobile. This. attachmeint adapts the - machine for all operations, from breaking t.;he' land to the planting and culltivating' ,of the crop and the hauling of it to market. The machine is equipped; with two speeds, one for. -pliughing: and cultivating, :the. other for road work and hauling; either of which-can be varied, greatly by the tlirott!e at tChe will of the operator. The'plough pulls a twoshorse turning bot tom;, ut'ing eight inchers deep and twelve Motor plough cutting an eight by twelve-inch fur row. inches wide. When. cultivating, rthe cu-i tivators are Booked up behind with a jo...
VICTORIA V. TASMANIA. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
* VIoAoRA V. TA S3LA IA. Advantage was taken by a. quartet of Victorlan players, spending their. vacation in Tasmania, to arrange a match against a local team.at Hobart. The visiting team embraced *Norman Bayles, ILL.A., 8. *E. Jamisen, E. R. Burgess and J,. S. Nall. The Tasmanian contingent, though it did not indlude the State chamnipion, J. L. h'Gaugh, comprised four: representative players, captained by J. 'Hudson. Burgess and Nall iregistered a. good performance for Viotoria In the doubles' contests, but their efforts to make up the leeway lost by Bayles and Jamison fell short of lrequireau.nat, .:and Tasmania won on. a close fini~h irinthe last set of the day.
INTER-STATE MATCH. VICTORIA V. SOUTH AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
INTER-STATE MATCH. * y.'VIOTOIIIA V. SOEJ'1TII" .iS SRAIIIA. The Sitoh Australian ~soiation hlas` fixed tIe at'es foi the int.r-State Iui:aiIl agIrbn~it V.dtoria ,at Addlai~o..for 12th.anncl.1th Maroh, ..A ladies' inter-State WLidh wilalso be pilayed on the same dates. Players available for indlusion'in the itwo Vic torian teams are requcsted to- notify the selectors, ,9. E. .Jamison, J. j. Koch and G. Shand, na early as possble.
ATHLETICS [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
BY GROSS COUNTRY. .. The eleventh Australasian champiojSiif.,' teL.' ng was hAd at the Amateur Sport roi3ifd last Saturday and Monday, and from . pointal l view was a great success.. The it~eAt ixf ttlte meeting was intensified by .the preee?Aof the ,ur visiting athletes froeh America, 'uIp hewed to advantage. The gicatest int red in the competition for. the champion State or .lominion. In .previous contests New Zealand ha been sucesesful six tinms, Nev South Wales three .imes and Victoria once. This time the contes tas known to be very open, but Victoria ha; :oastso many of their best men that their chance ,ere not considered to be very good. However, those who were av.ilable rose to the occasion, and uie torla won, scoring six as against New South Wales live, New Zealand two, and South Aiusralia and Quecieland honi each. Of these six victories It. II. Watson scored in the 880 yards and 440 yards hurdles, J. Burton in the 100 and 220 yard L. IH. Kelly ligh jump and J. Brake pole ju...
DESICCATED POTATOES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
DESICCATED POTATOES. In seasons w'en our potato: crop is a full average - it is a great loss to the growers not to have tlhe advantage of out side markets. In a good year lqcal mar-. kets are quite inadequate to consume our whole crop; at anything like remunerative prices to the girower. To meet this state of matters, it is interesting to note that ex periments have been going on in Ehgland to find a process for manufacturing pota toes into a more suitable form foir export. 'Desiccated or dried potatocs are not en tirely new, but they have never been manu factured to cook equal to the original potato... I am, at liberty toa report that this difficulty has been entirely got over, and that a process has been found to-?manufacture dried .potatoes to be equal, if not superior, to the ordinary. potato. Small trial lots of this product; have been put on the market both atliomrne aid abroad with 'euce?~ , .iti being found they. sell equally as well. ae the ordinary potato; Thete ehoulld .b...
M.C.C. COURTS AT WINDSOR. OPENING CELEBRATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
M.C.C. COURTS AT WINDSOR. OPENitG CELI.Ri?ATIONS. In order to provide additional acoommodation for the lawn tenmxis: members the committee of vne; Melbourne Oricket Club :has taken' over on a. long lease the" courts' at Windsor station from the Melbourne Howling and Recreation Club. The cotrit have been top dresled. and will be readv for play this week. A formal opening funotion will be held this afternoon, to. which members of tho associated clubs a*re invitedl.
MEHEGAN COUNTED OUT. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
MEHEGAN: COUNiTEb' OUT. It lihas been the boast of` Mi~lbur n Say lor', of , America, thht he has -the best punch 'of any light weight boxer, and he is s firm in 'his convietion: that he is said to have badked 'himselff to win fouir of his five matches in .Australia -by knock-out blbow. He has'had t two contests, ag d in the first match his opponient wvas ,counted out.. On Saturday, at the. Stadiuin, he kno0ked out the Australian cihampion, Hughie: Mebhegan, it. being only the Vicl toriin's' second. count-out in his lengthy career. The end of the contest came in the eleventh round. Saylor, with left and right uppercuts, and an exceptionally heavy right, had Md'hehgan badly rattled, and t loft hook to the chin as Mehegan came in was fol lowed by a right to t he jaw, which sent hini down for seveni seconds. H ie stag= gered- to his feet and managed to block several rights, but another heavy left to the chin drove him to the boards again;, this time fori nine seconds. A -right on the f...
BOXING. WORLD'S WELTER CONTEST. M'CORMICK V. HOLBERG. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
WORLD'S- WELTER -CONTEST. ,'eO,?MIOK vY., EOLBERG.. All ,the 'honor that the boxing world could give was attached. to the contest at the Stadium on Saturday ..night between the great -welters "Tom" M'Cormicdk the Englishman, and W.aldemar Holberg, the Dane. It was for the championship of the world in'i the welter class, and the Englishman won the title. in the -.ixth round through the disqualificationi of --Hol berg-an unsatisfactory victory, yet one wi.hidh no doubt Will be fully recognised. There was an- enormous attendance of spectato1n. - tHolberg is 'a somewhat uncommon type of boxer. The strong points of the fighter and some of the finer essentials of the boxer are 'well. developed in him, and they are backed 'by splendid physique. Outside the ring hle is the essence of a fair man, but inside -of it he resorts to questionable methods- .quite unintentional, his best friends believe .--in order to accomplish his ends. But. "~'e lacks sufficient judgment to perceive 'that the 'co...
WOLGAST DEFEATS RIVERS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
. WOLGAST DEFEATS RIVERS. A very vigorous contest took place at Mlilwau kee on 23rd inst., between the well-known light weights "Ad." Wolgast and "'Joe" Rivers. XVot gast g?ve and received. considerable punishment, and. Rivers bled profusely. throughout the con test from an injury to his nose and to his mosith. Wolgust several times- missed his manl with- swing ing- blows, and once Rivers fell on. top of him.
LANGFORD BEATS CURRAN. A SEVEN SECONDS' CONTEST. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
LANGFORUD BEATS CURRAIN .A SEVEN SECONDS' CONTEST. In Panr on Saturday. last "Sam" Langford g'ain-' ed an easy victory -over P. O. Curran. Tlhe" =contest had only. proceeded seven seconds, when La-igford 'sent. in. a hard blol to the face, wHnch knocked Cuirrn down. He failed to rise in ,tLe stipulated time, and twas-counted.out. Soon after wards, how]ever, he staggered, to -.iis feet, but the spectators hooted him for his poor show ing.
CARNATION AND DAHLIA SOCIETY [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
CARNATION- AND DAHLIA SOCIEToY The monthly meahing of the Carnation, Dahlia and Sweet Pea Society of Viotoria. was held on Thurelay at Pa~ere' Crystal Oafe. " The president (Mr.: GC., :. Mayne) presided: " The dahlia show " iell be..held at Athionaum Hall on .2nd April. Dahlia competitions for special prizes'will be held at Parer's Orystat Cafe on the third and fourth Saturdaysa in March, and' the first Saturday in April. Mr. J. Cronin aniounced that .7Mr, P. Uechermann, a member of ,the committee, had been appointed curator to Oaulfleld city council. The president deratulated Mr. Ueekermain oii his :appointment. A paper on Winterflowering Sweet Peas, con tributed by Mr '. C. Mott, of Albury, was read by Mr. J. 'Robertson, hen. secretary. Discussion followed, and a vote of thanks-was accorded Mr. MIott. In the monthly competition for carnations, MIr. C, .Stone, of Newport, was awailed ' a total of Su. points..for. twelve: bloo eina 'thes professional olass, and.Mr. G. Shade 20 po!nt...
BEEKEEPING EXPERIMENTS WITH BEES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
EXPERIMENTS WITH BEES. h. great naturalist 1. Heri Fa was at, one time in correspondence wit, Darwii?' on the subject of the powver ehow? by. certain animals of returning to their homes when taken away to a.:distance. M2f Faabre, at Darwin's suggestion, carried ou. a series of experiments upon mason bees, and. he intended writing an account to tha ,English m'in of.scrence embodying the re 'sultsa of the investigations. This final-letter was never written, owing to Darwin's 'death.' :But M. Fabre has recorded tij result#s'reached in a paper of great interest, written with that charm of which only French men of science- appear to know the secret. The problem pet was to asce " tain, whether bees. which were taken and marked could be so puzzled as to lose their sense of direction on being liberated at a distance of a mile or two from bhore. Darwin suggested that the returning power might come from a realisation of the direc tion in which they were carried ~fway fromh the nest. To neutra...
WALNUT AND OAK HYBRID. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
WALNUT AND OAK HYBRID. In ai recent report of the University of California . Agri.cultuxal :departmaent, were rend the following:-"Sinca 1907 Professor Bacbock has carried on an investigation of a new form of Coalifornian black :walnut. In studyii g the origin of this form it seemed debira`le to a'ttempt. to produce ihybrids between oaks and walnuts. . . There fore crosses were .iade in 1908-9-10-11 ibe tween Quercus agrifolia aid J.uglans _cali 'fornica, and as a result there are now growing seedlings.froan nuta produced from .female walnut :floers pollinated witl live oak :(local naine for Q. agrifolia) pollen under bags. .. . About 40 of the 1908 crosses :bloomed at the ago of-four years, and: seed frionself pollinated second genera tion seedling will be grown in 1914."
A Patent Slug Destroyer. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
IDestroyer. A well-known iatent agent. writes:--The points in favor- of this patent slug destroyer. Ore:-- 1. The initil-cost of-establishing it is trifling. 2. It 'costs nothing for running, but on- the contrary 3. Earns a considerable profit by working the .very injurious alnd objechiohable -lizg substance into an article :of considc-nible commercial value known as "duck." 4, The "'automatic selector" attachment ensures that this slug destroyer deals-only with slugs, and does not -in any way inJurea the usefutilsubstance' (plants), on whieli the sl?ug? feed,
POULTRY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
POULTRY NOTES. BY HOTSPUR: Soft shelled eggs are often the result of ovary troubles, and this week a sub scriber writes as follows:--1 have five White Leghorn hens, one of which has been dropping shellless eggs for some time, but until the last week 1 did not find out which one was dropping them, but this evening 1 saw her struggling as if to lay, and the other hens ran towards her, seeming to be looking for the egg, and I .drove them away, and she dropped one without a shell, and the others ran to get if, and after they went to roost I caugit the hen and examined her, and the hard egg was still there; they are fine layers, The first two commenced to lay in miadle . Of December, 1912, the other taree ,bout; the middle of April. But I thought 1. was going to lose them an tnrouga gciting. at a poison ,veed called carrot lern, and they all stopped laying for some time, one stopped for about four monLius and she was the best layer in the lot. Up to the 31st December, 1u13, they laid a9J...
UNFINISHED. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
Old ;I L tli "eann abide" lon rmons The other Stinday wheni the eermon /hjd I dibg d- on ad ;on; i 4thput shoing 1a sign of: t Inng tin the end shlie rose aind fluanced indignantly out of the In the pe .chehe int a. coaenhin arrlisio was onitting for his djeopic' `Is =thle, ieenite~ dine: Lispeth?7" hle :,asake& "D: ''nme? 'exclained thi oe d laddy; li wasd dune lang al, bntoht thD' mon: winni astopt
IMPOSSIBLE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
Little., WilHe' minother ha?d misde -ilmi .fine ne: p.r t of. c lnickr,:: butt the.. ittle "boy conm :.laineelthat they waee uncomfortably. tight. ''Tl~'re tighteor than .my :?ldn, munnumiel' he declared-;t.. "Don't be Willy, dear,". remonistrated his iithlier: hey can, t poibl e l e. ti Ait tban douwn in myt" in, but ui'e t sit ddci..ini these ~ut theyar~ mumme' Beea.i~ I ; n sit