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THE SILVER CRESCENT PROPRIETARY COMPANY. Melbourne, March 11. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
1 w — ? , THE SILVER CRESCENT PSOPKIE- ? TABY COM PAST. [Ei Telegraph.! Melbourne, March 1L A ttorrcy meeting of shareholders in the Silver Crescent Proprietary Co. was held to-' day. The action of the directors in forfeiting s number of Eh&res and in the administration of the mine was severely criticised. Mr. H. Luke, who (resided, vacated the chair owing: to an altercation with a shareholder. The : reEolnticn forfeiting the eharee was rescinded, and it was decided that a levy in the way of a loan of 6d, per paid-up share should be made, std that tecnrity over the plant be given to the shareholders for Each levy. ? —
TEE JUNCTION MINE. Broken Hill, March 13. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
the junction mine; ^ - fByTdeciaph.1 . ' . ' Broken Hill, March 12. . The shareholders in the Junction mine Jnvs ; to receive still another shock. It wQl ba ' nrotmberid that a few weeks ago tha cross- - ; cut taken f re m the main shaft at the 300 feet levt] pamd through a very narrow vein of : galena ore, which subsequent examination proved -to be all that was left ia that part oE ; the mine of the 40 feet lode of good tore -Which ' ' was obtained at the 200 feet levet Driving ? - was at once commenied on the course of the lode ' both waye so as to ascertain whether a' few incbeB « as the entire width of the whole loas at tbat level, and at one time . the vein ' ' ehowed indications of improving. , This work ' ' was pushed on vigorously, bat as the boilers requited cleaning last week operations had to be suspended for Eeveral days. When the water was cleared away from the 300-feet level woik was reenmed, and good progress waa made ; but although the matter has been kept '; very qu...
Sporting News. RACES TO COME. MARCH. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
^porting $£to0 RACES TO 00MB. March. 16.— Edwardstown Baeee. Xominationp, February 19 ; weight?, February 26 ; acceptances, March 7. IS. — Wflvte-Tarobnie Races 19— Saddteworth Races. Weights, March i ; acsep fences. March 12. * 23— NalrneBaces. Nominations, Maicb 5 ; weights, March IS ; acceptances and general entry, Jlareh 20, 19— Georcetown Baoes and Sporte. 20.— Smithfield Eaces. 27.— N.W. Jockey Club Meeting, Port Pirie. Ac ceptances and general entries, March 20. 29.— Jamestown Jockey Club. Nomination's, March - S ; weights, March 16 ; acceptances, March 22. Ar&Ui. 3. — Narracoorte Races. 3.— Eapnnda Baoes. Nominations, March 15 ; weishts, March 19 ; acceptances, March 26. - 22.— Laura Eaces. Nominations, March 12 ; weights, March 26 ; acceptances, April 9. 82.— Onkapuinga Buses. Weight*, March 21; acceptances. April 4 ; genera! entries. April 16. 22— Biioman Eaces. Mat. 3 . — If arracoorte'R ices. 4. 9. 1L— S.A J.O. Haees. Kcminatione, March 12 ; weights, April 23 ; a...
THE CODLIN MOTH. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
TEE OODLtN MOTH* The folIcwniR ie a Califoraiau melfcod ipf applvisg Paris green as areaie Jy foe the c:di:n moth : — ' The fighting of the insect must be princi pally d onein the spring and Euminer. Toe winter work 'Brest consist in reducing the hiding places for the cocoone. Ae these are ofSen; found many inches below ground, tha soil should be removed and the bark scraped. If the trunk haB very Tough-bark it should also be scraped, and if it is covered with itohena or moss give it a spraying with a weak lye **The moet sueoessful remedy last Befiion prsved to be the - arsenical mixtures, viz., Paris green, London purple, and white arsenic. In the coast counties, where more or less damp nightB prevail, London porple and white arsenic did some damage to the foliage. For this reason the Paris green ia preferable. Its effect ib also moBt lasting. ??For early ripening aoples and peare spray once with lib. of Paris, green to ISO gallons water when just out of bloom. For autumn and winte...
The [?] CURING SULTANA RAISINS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
Wm ^incgarb. CURING SULTANA RAISINS. The grapes must not be picked until fully ripe. Even more care mutt be taken with this variety than with the muscat. All the preparations for bleaching should be made before any of tbe fruit is gathered. A large iron kettle or tack for dipping the fruit is necesBary. The solution used ib made by dis solving concentrated lye in hot water. Ia Smyrna the lye is made by leaching the ashes produced by burning the cuttings of the grapa vices, While the lye thus produced is highar priced than the concentrated article there are reasons why itB use may be more advisable. If concentrated lye be used the proportion of the mixture should be 1 1b. to 5 gallons of water. Of the other variety 1 J 1b. should be used to 5 gallons. Sesides the dipping kettle there must be facilities for rinsing the fruit quickly and thoroughly in clean running water. To make the fruit as fine looking as possible, a little pure olive oil should be added to the bath. The oil must be...
VICTORIAN WHEAT STATISTICS AUSTRALIA WILL HAVE TO IMPORT WHEAT. [By Telegraph.) Melbourne, March 12. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
VICTORIAN WHEAT STATISTICS AUSTRALIA WILL HAVE TO IBIPOJEtT WHEAT. [ByTeleeraph.1 Melbourne, March 12. The wheat statistics compiled by the Government (statistician were published to-night. They show a great falling off thiB year as compared with 1887-8. Tha total yield for 1888 9 was 8,633,300 bushels, the average being 7 '11 bushels per acre, aa against 13,828,765 bushels, or an average of 10 81 for the year 1887-8. The acreage under wheat this year was 1,214,876, as against 1,232,943 last year. The apparent aurplus for export is 1,376,000 bushels, as againat over 6,000,000 bushels last yea*. The South Australian estimate foe export is 2,334,000 bushels, and ac cording to these figures the surpluses of YictoriaandSouthAustraliawillnotgonear to supplying the deficiency of New South. Wales, which ia estimated at 6,560,000 bushels. Thus it may be seen that, takiDg the statistics for a guide, Australia for the first time for a Dumber of years will be under the necessity of Importing w...
Horticulture. GARDENING FOR THE WEEK. THE PLAINS. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
^mikulinxL GARDENING FOR THE WEEK. The Pluss. Flcwir Gahden.— Prepare fra-nes, box-^s, and'pots for the reception of flower saeds. Tne coil must be fine and of a light texture, and rich also in such a coinpoet that the the seeds will not only germinate quickly, bat the plants will also rapidly grow strong and healthy, which is the condition they should be in for transplanting, or they cannot well succeed. The very best composition for this purpose is Esnd, good- garden soil, rotted dung, and leaf mould in equal parts, and it should be known that after tne annuals, &c, are planted out thra cempositioh will be valuable in which to pot such tMcgs as begonia?, gloxinias, petunias, the show p&largoniumBj and many other gross - ftedircpot pl&nte. An extensive variety of annuals, -bfennialB, and perennials should no tr be sown both in the open borders and in the frsn.ep--&c,above-ineutioned.l.Tiieaeeariy raised pla&te generally do better tfa&...
TREATMENT OF BARNYARD MANURE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
TREATMENT OF BARNSTARD MAN UKE. The proper treatment of barnyard manure is a matter of pecuniary interest to the farmer. Professor Weber, in a recent report issued b? the Ohio State on agriculture, says on this *sb j eet:— h The stable floor should be impervious to water, and may be made of concrete, clay, brick, or plank. 2. Enongh bedding should be used to com pletely absorb the liquid excrements. Straw is the beet bedding. The amount of beddiog bhonld be equal to one fourth of tha dry matter of the feed given. This would ia general be about 6 to 6J lb. for every 1,000 lb. 3. Where tbe manure is allowed toacsumn late in the stable it is often necessary to employ some absorbent for the eacapin^ ammonia. The beat absorbents are muck and soil sprinkled over the surface from time to time. Where these cannot be had the follow ing subttancea may be employed :—Gyp3um, or land piaster, i lb. per day for every 1,000 lb. live weight; sulphuric acid, 1 part to every 1,000 parts of water. Ode...
THE AUSTRALIAN WOOL TRADE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
THE AUSTRALIAN WOOL TRADE. We have received Goldsbrough's annual review of the Australian wool trade for the season 1888 0. The summary is exhaustive, and is Australian in construction and senti ment. We make the following extracts :— In presenting our usual annual survey of the ceruse of the Australian wool trade, we have reason to congratulate all who have assisted in its development on its present proud position amongst tbe great commercial enterprises of the world. Phenomenal as haa been the increase in production, the expansion of the local sales has been still more remarkable, and most Ar rest the attention of aU interested in tha growth of tbe staple. This season, for the first time in our history, the volume of business transacted in the local markets has reached within a few thousand bales of one-half our total production— a result which at so early a date the pioneers of the industry never could have anticipated. And now, as each succeed ing year witnesses the entry of eom...
AUTONOMY FOR WEST AUSTRALIA. THE PERTH PARLIAMENT. LONDON, March 14. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
AUTONOMY FOR WEST AUSTRALIA. [BY 6UBMABIKB CABL1.] m ?' fFrom onr own Correspondent,] THE PERTH PARLIAMENT. Lo;rc-0N, March 14. In the House of Commons this after noon Sir George Campbell, the member for Kircaldy, interrogated the Under secretary of State for the Colonies (Baron Henry de Worms; upon the intentions of the Imperial Government with regard to granting autonomy to the colony of Western Australia. In reply Baron de Worms said that any scheme of self government which might meet vrith the approval of the Imperial Govern msnt would necessarily include a pro posal reserving to the home authorities the right of modifying the constitution.
MITIGATING DROUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
MITIGATING DROUGHT. The results of drought are terrible. Efery cultivator of experience knows this, and dreads the fatal results instinctively; so much so that one is constrained to believe that not a few tillers of the soil are reduced thereby to a state bordering on mental paralysis similar to that produced by sudden calamity, and are rendered incapable of dealing practically with the prob lem of lessening the dangers by which agricul ture, in all areas, is in greater or lesser degree surrounded. That the State is, in some measure, responsible for some of the evils which beset the farmer's path has been clearly proved since enquiries into the state of our forests Inve been set on foot few persons will be inclined to dnnbt ; bnt farmers, ar wall as nt-.hnra apo f.,--n apt to make & scapegoat of Government as if ail the ills of life arise from that source and none from individual error. How to mitigate drought is a problem very easy of solution, and depends more on individua...
COMMON DISORDERS AFFECTING CATTLE. ACTINOMYKOSIS—INDURATED TONGUE. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
COMMON DISORDERS AFFECTING CATTLE. [Prom the Mark Lane Express.] ACJINOJIYKOSIS— INDUBATED TONGUE. This formidable looking, word may strik stock-owners as scarcely coming within tbe pale of ' common disorders,' but it is only an old enemy under a new name, it being the designation fixed upon to express the malady hitherto described as indurated or schirrhous tongue. It is an infectious disease, and there fore the list of maladies due to specific causes which we have been considering would not be complete without some reference to it, apart from its importance to stockowners aB a disease often causing great loss when a number of the animals composing the herd are affected at one time. The condition Eeems of more frequert occurrence of late or else it has become more nuiicabie since it was investigated and deecribed eome four or five years ago by Dr. Fleming, M.R.C.V.S. It appears to have no popular appellation except the 'wooden tongue' of the German, but most farmers will have seen ...
AGRICULTURAL NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
AGRICULTURAL NOTES. During the past week the weather generally Las been dry and pleasant, rather too pleasant in fact for the agriculturist, who would now be glad of a iew showers. We are rapidly ap proaching the season, however, -when we may expect weather of a more favorable character for the farmers, and when the creeks will be running and the dams full. Advantage has been taken of the fine weather in some parts of the north to get in the wheat for the next season's harveBt, and it is to be hoped for the ease of these farmers specialty tbat the season able rains may soon come, but independently of these a downpour just now would be heartily welcomed. The rains which have fallen at intervals since the beginning of the year have had a wonder fully beneficial effect upon vegetation (says the Melbourne Leader), the general appearance of tbe country at the present time being more like that of early spring, and -very different to that usually noticed at this time of year. Ploughing ope...
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN VINEGROWERS' ASSOCIATION. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN VQJE GRO WEBS' ASSOCIATION. TO IEE EDITOB. Sir— On reading the report of the meeting of the above association, I noticed that Mr. Thomas Hardy, on resuming the discussion of my paper on 'Fermentation,' said that in one portion of my paper I stated that some wine3 were acid because they contained an excess of tartar, and that they were aviolaceous, because they did not contain the quantity of organic, tartaric, and malic acids to precipitate the color left free by the pulp mixed with the albuminous principles. He considered that contradictory, because it apparently indicated that there was too much acid in one case and in the other not sufficient, I am sorry that my duty prevented me being present at the meeting, because I would have esphined to Mr, Hardy that the points in my paper that he considers contradictory are not eo. I did not mention in my paper that some wines were acid, but I said tnat they were acrid. Mr. Hardy confounded the tartar with tha tartaric aci...
THE PRICE OF COPPER AND SEW USES FOR THE TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
THE PHI OB OF COPPER AND NEW USES FOR THE METaL. TO TEE ETHOS. Sir — None who diEpassionate;y considers the matter can believe tbat any syndicate er ring can permanently keep copper or anything else at an abnormal price. Wheat rings, oi! UDg?, and freight rings hsve been repeatedly trieS, but all have oDJy required a short tiase to ciuse the babble to n-arst. The only son id p'an for permanently keep'Bg the price of c--r-D»r t.n a good and payable price is to find new ing addi tional oses for it, and I am conn i«-ns tb&t tha process lately atscoverea oy Air. w. ij. u:ire and tested by me will without a douct furnish Each n-nmerous new uses and estra defied1* fot copper as will' give stability to the espper market. When thih process csaie fairly intu use I Delieve that for every £lfi worth of iron nsed for engineering purposes £10 additicaal will be spent in copper which is net epent now. and if this will not toe a valuable process and improve the puce of copper I do not know...
[From the Melbourne Daily Telegraph.] LONDON, March 11. [Newspaper Article] — South Australian Chronicle — 16 March 1889
[From the Melbourne Daily Telegraph,] Lokdon. March 11. The Right Hon. Henry Chaplin, Con servative member for ths'tforth Keateven division of Lancashire, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, iB named as likely to be appointed to the proposed new portfolio of Minister of Agriculture. The death is announced of Mr. James Baines, one of the owners of the cele brated Black Ball liners. Mra. Dale, wife of the Rev. Dr. Dale, who recentlv visited Victoria, was to-day thrown from a phaeton and sus tained serious injuries. London, March 12. It is reported that the Servian army 1b to be reduced to one-half its present strength. The steamer Benefactor daring last night collided with and sank the ship Plover, off Dungenesa. The management of the Royal Academy have refused to comply with a request to open their picture gallery on Sundays. The death is announced of the Earl of Badnor (Jacob Pleydell-liouverie), Trea surer of the Queen's Household, at the age of seventy-four years. The deceas...