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District News. MACORNA. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 February 1915
District News. (From our Correspondents.), M ACORN A. The Macorna Crickct Club was represented by a very weak team at Pvratnid on Saturday last, and c iiisequently made a poor show against the strong Pyramid eleven. Macorna batted first, and were all out for 59. Rowe made 36, and was the only man who played cricket. At the call of time Pyra mid had two wickets down for 148. Bruce batted very slowly for 65 not out, Jacobs scored 53, and Strad ling 23. Yarrawalla come to Ma corna to-morrow. Mr. and Mrs. K. Hall arrived home from England last week by the s.s. Ballarat. They were de layed about a month on account of the war, arrangements had been made to return in the Otway early in December, but just before sailing the steamer was commandeered for a troop ship. Mr. and Mrs. Hall had a very pleasant holiday, the travelling being attended with much more excitement than usual, warships and submarines guarding the Ballarat on portions of the voyage out. A visit was paid to Switzerland and ...
Tennis. COHUNA V. MEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 February 1915
Tennis. COHUNA V. MEAD, Column Tennis Clnb met the Mead Club 011 the ground of the former on Saturday last. '? After a well-contested game Cohnna came out. ahead by 21 games. 'lfhe local ladies supplied'afternoon tea, \yhich enjoyed. Scores King and Harris heat Scliier and Sandow, 9-8; beat Gibson and and Schier, 9-8; beatChalmers and M'Whae, 9-2. Nankivell and Ir vine beat Scliier and Sandow, 9-5; beat M'Whae and Chalmers, 9-2; lost to Gibson and Schier, 7-9. Fraser and Douglas beat Gibson and Schier, 9-8; beat Schier and Sandow, 9-6; and lost to M'Whae. -and Chalmers, 8-9. Totals.-Cohuua, 78; Mead, 57.
Dairy Report. DANGER OF AMBER CANE. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 February 1915
Dairy Report. DANGER OF AMBER CANE. In his report to the Kerang Shire Council last week on the pre sent condition of the local dairy industry, Inspector Hooper said fhat the chief cause of the present unsatisfactory cream supply was the practice of keeping it too long before heing churned. In the western portion of the Shire there were only weekly deliveries. Such cream Was next to worthless. But the dairymen had not enough cieam to make it worth their while to send oftener. Even then the cans were only half full. At Co liuna the cream carts were running as usual, but even in the east the cream often arrived in a very bad bad condition. The dairies them selves were in' a neglected condit ion. One particularly bad case was at Mead, and another on- the Gunbower Island. " Surprise, vi sits showed that the separator had been left unwashed from a previous 'operation, the place was littered, and'the fowls had free access to the separator room, whilst a cat and kittens had there abode ther...
KERANG. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 February 1915
KKRANG. Typhoid fever is still Riving , !;* good deal of anxiety hero, cases have so far been reported but fortunately only one has emtai | fatally. In this connection nr >1 Johnson, the local health officer ^ draws the council's attention to tlii. | insanitary condition of a number of |; the water closets in the town, ;mil S to the need of making these ;ihso. ~ lutely fly-proof. He urges tlie 'I council to make this precaution !. compulsory on all private liousc. ?: holders withid seven days, on pc. £ nalty of legal proceedings. Dr. 5 Johnson is one of the most highly qualified sanitary experts in Aus. | traiia, and the speeches made by t the councillors on Cr. O'DounellV resolution to adopt the Doctor's re. I commendations showed that thev ! gratefully recognise his special i abilities in this direction. Cr. I O'Donnell declared that the Doctor ' bad done a great work in the town I in the direction of sanitary im. | provement, and paid a warm tribute to his devotion to his sani...
"Jarwick the Prodigal," CHAPTER VI.-(Continued). [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 February 1915
ijarwick the Prodigal," Bv TOM GALLON, A'ltlior of 1 T.iiinilfiy," " Ividily," ?' A. Princo of Uisu'iiiuci'," .' Tin! Ivingilom of Hate/ etc.1 CHAPTER VI.-(Continued). Very /eluotuutly lie set ahuut^doing ?vuiU lie wait toul, lingering over oiiuli irtu'lo .oviuglv it passed liiroucli nis iiiinUe. Feeling thiit I ought 10 do my pun ut tlio liiisinecs equally thorough on'opportunity to slip the , litt.o slatueite mid miniature buck into their pmcea. But Zaccheus was too ijiiifk for me; he saw the operation. *iici smiled indulgentlv. "Bin "aviuif your little go, I eea." ho1 remarked. witJi a sigh. "'Strewth, you rlo chuck nway your charucesj" l.v'° changed my mind, Zaccheua," I said, shortly. "Soma day vou'il understand why. Now, to bed with lit' made two joumeyB to others rooms before he had restored the pro perty ho had taken; then he faced me, amiably ';uough, and prepared to bo upstairs. He had a candle iu his hand, aud_ was smiling good-humour edly over it, when a sound outside ca...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 February 1915
MORLEY JOHNSON'S, House Furnishing Specialists : , We are-'now making a Specialty of Verandah Blinds. Write for our Special List. We will submit you samples for Verandah Blinds in Cotton Duck, Sail Canvas, or Fancy Striped Duck. Made complete with Pulleys, Cords, Poles, Brackets, Cleats, Straps, Screws, etc., ready for fixing. MADE IN OUR OWN FACTORY Fly Wire Doors. Extension Wire Window Screens. Sleeping Out Beds, Camp Stretchers, Deck Chairs. Lounges, Verandah Chairs, Garden Seats Swing Chairs, Bamboo Blinds in all sizes. We Stock Stoves, Enamel Baths, Copper Furnaces. The LargestFurnishing Warehouse in Northern Victoria ic CHEAPEST FOR CASH. MOST LIBERAL FOR TERMS. MORLEY JOHNSON'S MitcheH Indigo. SCHOLTEN BROS, (Sons of late G. J. SCHOLTEN). MANUFACTURERS OF FIRST-CLASS BUGGIES - PHAETONS - GIGS - ETC. REPAIRS ALL EXECUTED by FIRST-CLASS TRADESMEN'. OUR GIGS are the BEST and EASIEST-RIDING IN VICTORIA, and the PRICES are from £20. Double Seated Ruggies, from £38. Second-hand Veh...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 February 1915
S.F.Hyde THE DECORATOR, PAINTER, PAPER HANGER AND SIGN WRITER, Desires to notify the Public tlint lie is now established in new premises in KINO EDWARD STREET", COttUNA WALLPAPERS. Newest aiul most attractive designs. Sample book sent to any part of the district free. OILS AND COLORS, The beat quality in Taints and Varnishes, Colors and Krusluvare. GLASS Cut to Any Size. ?COACH & MOTOR PAINTING A Specialty. Note Address: King Edward Street. Next Private Hospital. Cooke Brothers, MACORKA. . Can supply Any Machine that is Used on a Fami, and will be pleased to send prices and par ticulars of Mowers, Drills, Harrows, Binders, Lucerne Cultivators, Windmills, Alston's, Separators, all sizes, Milking Machines. Simplex, Oil Engines, Hornsby, Sewing Machines and Pianos, Wer tlieim, Chaffcutters and Horseworks, Saw Benches, sliding top, Corncrushers, from six bags per hour. ,£lO 10s Plows. orchard, field or road V.'.-' :-v.i Machines, 70s, trial given, C>i ,.v Gates, all sizes, Ta...
CHAPTER VII. I FIND A FEIEND. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 February 1915
CHAPTER VII. 1 PtND X FHIBKD. ,M if a Bridget Empson was not one :o mince mailers: I saw that from the first. l'laiu dealing was her text, and -.he iiad u power o£ cross-examination tlxit would have done credit to an Old Bniiey lawyer Another thing was evident, almost at once-that there was l>ut one person in the world ior trliom she cared a rap; and that per -on was licr nephew, Owen Harrison, i-'i'im what she told me, it was evident :hat the had beeu mother and father =.ml elder sister, and everything else, ;o him, tince his babyhood. "lie must have written her some wild and incoherent letter, giving some ac oomii ot the troubles into which he li'ul landed himself; she knew nothing definitely, but she had got pretty !i:tu!y fixed in ibat clear, acute old iniuil of bors the name of Wvatt Duulby. Ag I sat there opposite her, -lie to.d mo pretty distinctly what she wanted, and what she intended to do. "The boy's a young fool," she began. "God forgive me lor saying it-but he. is. H...
Personal. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 February 1915
Personal. Mr R. W. Peart, the master at the Cohuna State School, is the re- cipient of the following official re- cognition of his commendable ef- forts to improve the local school grounds:- Education Department, Melbourne-I have the pleasure of informing you that the district in- spector has brought under the not- ice of the director the excellent work done by you at the above named school in beautifying and improving the school grounds. I have to convey to you the commen- dation of the director, and to in- form you that the substance of the inspector's report, as testimony to exceptional interest in your school, will be duly noted in your record as an officer of the department.-I have the honor to be, Your obed- ient servant, the Chief Inspector. Mr J. S. Harris, the popular loc al representative of Messrs Connel ly, Tatcliell and Dunlop, is shortly to sever his residential connection > with Column, having been recalled to a more advanced position in the firm's main office at K...
CATTLE. Tuesday, February 16. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 19 February 1915
CATTLE. Tuesday;: February-JL 6;--,:.v What cattle that were on ofror at llio* Hcndigo Sale Yards to-day were: made tip principally of middling cows: and heif ers. Very little Quality bullock beef came forward. There was the usual attendance of the trade, and two of the Melbourne wholesale men: were opera! ins. Prices for one or two odd pens of bullocks showed very little alteration from llic previous sale, but for middling descriptions of bullocks of which there was a Rood number penned, the, demand was dull, and lower prices ruled. The useful lo good cows and heifers were al so very much duller all round, and with the general market 'fluctuations'- values declined from tOs to 20s per head. Ye.tl ers are in request, but bulls, of which a larger nilmber than usual were yarded, were .easier. Stores are also dull and sales', hiu'd to effect. The lolal yarding numbered 572 head. , Quotations:--Best lightweight bul locks, £!h 10s to £11 JOs; good bullocks, .M 108' lp-£9 10s; prime cows,...
BENDIGO LIVE STOCK MARKET. SHEEP AND LAMBS. Monday, February 13. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 19 February 1915
BENDIGO L1V.K STUCK MAHIUm'. SIIEISP AND LAMBS. Momluy, February 13. Tlio quality or trade sheep uuu was forward for sale at- the municipal yards to-day was even butter than Hie previous market. Most, of Ltic supply is coming ii'oiu ihe. .irrigation o.ouiury, aim ouu lots are in' very prime condition. The total oil offer was i G;t3, anil as generally takes place when tlie peimmgs ol butchers sheep are limited, most of the bust quality was bought up in the pri vate sales, but the eager demand that prevailed last week was not sustained. What were left over for auction did r.ot reocive the same spirited competition that was the feature of the previous sates, consequently an easier tendency pre vailed throughout. What store lines or sheep (principally ewes) that were offer ed in most eases did not reach the owners' ideas of values, and were turned out unsold, relying 011 a break in the weather to force values to a high llgure. Quotations:-Best crossbred wethers. His Gd to 20s Gd; extra,...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 19 February 1915
NESTLE'S CONDENSED MILK Is Milk free from Adulteration and all Disease Germs. I seJNESTLE'S Condensed Milk Forj feeding your Baby, and for) all Household Purposes. Obtainable at all the Leading Stores. ICEE THAN 10 MILES OF "BETTEND0RF" Farm Wa B If all the "Bettendorf" Farm Waggons now use in the Commonwealth were paraded they would form a solid procession more than IG miles 1:;: ^. If every farmer in Australia wTould investigate the V-1 " every farmer in Australia wTouId investigate their ! Mjjr Sterling value and their many advantages over othe: cr W light waggons sold up to £50-the procession would scon F r.-be 100 miles ?1 ' A* j( I P Asd (T? p.'V long. 1915 PATTERN GREATLY IMPROVED £ We are now just beginning to land more than 1,000 cf the P. 1915 pattern Waggons with wheel spokes nearly 40% stronger r than earlier patterns. This pattern is also equipped wili: r. I y-> much improved brake-either lever or screw type as desired-- ' all suggestions lor further improvement howe...
BENDIGO PIG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 19 February 1915
BENMGO 'PIG--'MARKET./ Mr. Frank A. Mill reportsPrime pigs fit for curei's' requirements mot witli an exceedingly good sale at lo-day's mar ket, there being a good rise in prices, even compared with the strong rates that were ruling last week. The supply wis a reduced one, quality pigs now becom ing scarce, and consequently the de mand by curers is exceedingly brisk. 'At to-day's sale best quality sorts were mulling from 7.1 lo 7 Jd per lb. on the leg, and the number forward was greatly below requirements. Tile usual attend ance of curer and trade buyers were operating, wnue tnere wore extra in quiries for good stores which were practically unrepresented, and In conse quence of the low prices ruling hardly any slips or young pigs came to hand. Baconers.-l'or all the best of these descriptions spirited competition tool; place by the curers present, and rates were from 5s to 7s Gd in advance of the strong prices ruling last week, prime porkers and haekfatters also participating m ihe ...
CORRESPONDENCE. WELL SINKING. THE DIVINING ROD. (To the Editor of the "Farmers' Weekly."). [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 19 February 1915
CORRESPONDENCE. WELL SINKING. THE DIVINING ROD. (To the Editor of the " Farmers' Weekly."). Sir,-Your account of the success ful sinking of the deep well at the Gunbower Butter Factory makes pleasant reading for many of : us who are at our wits' end to get wa ter for an acre or two of winter feed. The unpleasant part of the story is the cost, and also the great risk. Few people would care to go to the expense of .6250 to get even a good well of water; and there's the great risk of failure. You might strike a good spring at 40 or 50 feet, and you might not strike any water at all, although you sink 300 feet for it. That man would deserve a monument in every nor tlicrn town who could dcfinilcly lo cate underground water without boring or tlis:f?iup:. Is there any thing in this , divining rod ' busi ness, Sir ? I have repeatedly heard it said that there are certain per sons called ' dowsers' who by means of a forked hazel stick can tell exactly where underground springs are to be found...
Irrigation. RESTRICTION OF NURSERY SUPPLIES. SUSPENSION OF PUMPING. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 19 February 1915
Irrigation. RESTRICTION OF NURSERY SUPPLIES. SUSPENSION OF PUMPING. A further extension of the tem porary agreement between the water supply authorities of New South Wales and Victoria for the regulation of the Murray pump has been arranged, to cover a period of four weeks, commencing from Saturday. Under this agreement the pumping of water from the Murray is still further restricted. Notices were sent out by the Water Commission last week conveying the following directions : PRIVATE DIVERSION'S. Three divisions of the Murray have been made for the regulation of private diversions. In the first division, from the Murrumbidgee junction to Koon drook, water may be pumped from the 13th to the 20th February, and mtxst thereafter cease until the 13th March. [According to this provi sion, Koondrook was to have started pumping last Saturday; but owing to the necessary supplies being tin available the arrangement could not be acted upon. It is presumed, therefore, that Koondrook will take i...
KERANG. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 19 February 1915
KERANG. The stoppage of pumping from the Murray on Saturday at the Torrumbarry head works for a period of fourteen days, in accord ance with an inter-State arrange ment, has left Kerang with a very limited supply of water in the Loddon. The local waterworks trust anticipated being able to re plenish the supply for the town be fore pumping at - Torrumbarry ceased, but the Water Commission was unable to extend the period. A request that even gne pump be kept working for the relief of Ke rang was refused, and the watering of the gardens is now restricted to two hours per week in all cases. Additional inspectors, have been appointed,. and persons detected using water illegally will not only be proceeded against for penalties, but their service pipes will forth with be disconnected at their own expense.
District News MACORNA. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 19 February 1915
District News (From our Correspondents.) MACORNA. The Yarra walla Cricket Club paid a visit to Maconm on Satur day last, and again proved too strong' for the locals by scoring 150 for 6 wickets, against 99 runs made 1>y Macorna. The monthly meeting of the Pro gress Association was held on Saturday night last, when there was a good attendance of members. The secretary reported having interviewed the Postal Inspector in regard to the Mead-Macornn tele phone. The official required some further information, and the secre tary was instructed to supply it. As water carting is becoming gene ral, it was decided to have the hand pump on the railway dam put in working order. The council are to be asked to put a culvert at the intersection of Wheeler-street and Kerang-road. Attention was again drawn to the very unsatisfactory state of the street lamps, and the secretary was instructed to obtain information from other townships, with a view to secure a better light. The present lights are al...
COMMERCIAL. DISTRICT MARKETS. NUNN'S CLEARING SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 19 February 1915
COMMERCIAL. DISTRICT MARKETS. NUN*N\S Cl.KARIXG SAM*. Lnarles L. King reports luiving held a very successful clearing sale on the 17th inst., on account of Mr. IT. F. Nunn. There was a very large attendance from all parts of the dis trict. The cattle, horses, pigs furni ture and sundries realised exception ally high prices, taking into account the present drought and Murray River conditions. KKKANG PIG MAUKHT. Andrew S. Muir and Co. report having held their usual fortnightly pig sale at their bazaar on the above date, for which small yardings of both fat and store pigs came to hand. Messrs. Foggitt Jones and Messrs. Hntton and Co. were again operating in the market, and prices throughout ior fat pigs were well in advance of the previous sale. Stores sold at prices a shade below, last market rates. We yarded 25 fats and 33 stores. Quotations :- Fats.- Prime baconers, £4 6s fid ; light-weight do, to 6s; porkers, to £2 10s 6d. Stores.-slips, to 9s fid; small pigs, to 5s Gd.
HORTON. TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 19 February 1915
HORTON. TENNIS. A most enjoyable afternoon was spent on the Horton courts last Saturday, when Mead B. team played the local Bteain, Mead win ning by 60 Raines to 52. The following are the scores :-Ladies. -Misses I-Iilderbraiid and M. I-Iore beat Misses Scliier, 6-3; beat Misses Scliier and M'Donald, 6-5. Misses Misses Morris beat Misses M'Do nrld and Schier, 6-2 ; beat Misses Scliier, 6-1. Totals: Horton, 24; Mead, 11. Gents.- J. Peace and K. Martin beat Rev. Baker and Chalmers, 6-4 ; beat J. M'Donald and C. Barnett, 6-3; lost to Peel and M'Whae, 1-6. B. Pcace and G. Morris, lost to M'Donald and Barnett, 2-6; lost to M'Whae and Peel, 5-6; lost to Baker and Chal mers, 5-6. D. Peace and Jobling lost to Rev. Baker and Chalmers; 1-6; lost to M'Donald and Birnett, 2-6; lost to M'Whae and Peel, 0-6. Totals: Horton, 2S; Mead, 49.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 19 February 1915
Irrigationists! "CAMEL HAIR" BELTING Manchester. Is Unequalled for Pump Work! UNIQUE GRIPPING POWER GIVES GREATER EFFICIENCY And consequent SAVING IN FUEL, BILL. ffgS Used by vState Rivers and Water Supply Commission. Tlios. Hawken,'Minclui East. A. Borneman, Horton. A. Stanton, Wee Wee Rup. A. Craddock, Wee Wee Rup. W. Southern, Wee Wee Rup. W. Braniley, Gunbower And others. Send for full particulars to the GENERAL AUSTRALIAN AGENTS Cameron & Sutherland, Queen's Bridge-street, Melbourne, Or LOCAL AGENTS JOHN M'KAY&Co. PYRAMID HILL. Cohuna Livery Stable. H. A. HUNT, Proprietor. King Edward Street, Cohuna, Thauks tlie public for their sup port in the past, and hopes by strict attention to business to solicit a continuance of same. GIGS and BUGGY, WAGGONETTE, . and CAB For Picnic Parties at moderate rates. Oats and Chaff for Sale. Good roomy Loosebox. ... Vehicle ffoes toPyramid Hill and Kooudrook monthly. Waggonette supplied for Travel- ' ers samples. SUMMER SALE. SUM...