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The Water Act. COREY APPEAL CASE. MR. MEAD'S EVIDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
The Water Act. COREY APPHAIy CASK. mr. Micad'S nvrni'.N-cK. Tne most interestinR circum stance in the continued hearing of the Gorey appeal case at Kerang last week was the nppcarance as a witness of Mr. Klwood Mead. Mr. Mead was in the box from 10 a.m. on Wednesday till about 2 p.m. lie left Melbourne the following day for California. Kxamined by Mr. Balmer, Mr. Mead said lie was the chairman of the Water Commission; a graduate in agriculture of the State College of Indiana; graduate in engineer ing in the State College of Iowa. Had been for two years professor of engineering in the State College of Colorado, and ten years State engineer and president of the Board of Control of Wyoming. The duties of the board were similar to those of the State Rivers Commis sion of Victoria. For ten years he had been chief of the Irrigation Investigation Department of the United States of America. Alto gether he had been 30 years en gaged in the work. Also held qualifiation as member of the Britis...
NEWS SUMMARY. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
NEWS SUMMARY. In Melbourne Friday was tho hottest day of tho present summer, the t-em peraturo in tho shndo reaching 105 deg, A school girl named Mnry Leckiu, nged 0 years, was 6truck by lightning nt Glioringhap on Friday, and killed in stantly. An unknown roan mot with a shock ing death by either falling or jumping from tha train duo at Flinders street from Gippsland at half-past 10 o'oioek on Friday night. Trouble is threatening in tho but chering establishments in tho city, the men having decided to forco the em ployers to grant thoni higher wages and shorter hours. Tho three girls, whose disappearance was reported from Heudigo on Thurs day, havo been found by the police. One had obtained employment in the city, and the other two were traced to Cas tlemainc, where they had scoured situ ations. Last week 9300 bng« of potatoes were landed in Brisbane from Tasmania, Now South Wales, and Victoria. Officers of tho Department of Agriculture con demned 500 bugs. mostly from Now South Wn...
MARKETS. Melbourne, Tuesday. FARM AND DAIRY PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
MARKETS. Melbourne, TtioMlny. FAHM AND DAIHY PllODUCE. JJuttor.-Quotations aro without al toration, but an advaaco is not consid ered 'unlikely. Supcrfino buttor is Quoted at 11 id, other clioico Hid, prime lid. good 10J&lt;1 to lOJd, and poorer quality from 9|d upwards. Dairy buttor is in short supply, but tho in quiry is small. Prima privuto dairy nnd separator buttor in quoted At 9d to 9Jd» and storekeepers' mixed lots nt 7Jd to 8d. Chocsc--Primo new chooso is quoted at 5Jd to 5Jd, special loaf sizo 6d, with medium to pood quality at from 5d to old. Somi-raaturod is worth 6}d to 7d, and mild, mellow-matured 8d to 8Jd, and oooasionally up to 9d. JJucon and Hams.-Good to primo light sides aro quotod at lOd to 10&d, special euros at lid, medium-weights . 8id to 9dr heavy 7|d to 8d, light jenid . dies 10f&lt;V:to lid, Special at op to' 1/, medium weight* Oja to lOd, b'enty frdm 7id,' jackets 7id to 8Jd, shoulder* 6d to 7d. Tiiero Is littlo demand for hams. Pri...
FERTILISER TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
FERTILISER TERMS. Jn tho minds of farmers who have littlo timo to study the technicalities 1 of_ nomenclature, confusion may easily ariso as to tho precipe meaning of tho i different names under which pnospbato of limo is offered for agricultural pur poses. There ore four forms of phos phate of limo:-1. Soluble in water, as in superphosphate. It 15 mono-caloic namely, one equivalent of phophorio acid, is combincl with one cquiralent of limo, and when phosphate of limo is described as "soluble,'" it is understood hy long custom and usanco in tho trado to mean "soluble in water." This is recognised by the Fertilisers and Feed ing Stuffs Act, beoauso in Section 10. (1), wo find tho words, "Tho expres sions '.soluble and insoluble' shall res- ' poctivi-ly mean soluble and insoluble in 1 water," and if the phosphate of lime I in-not soluble in water, but in citrn | Arid, it should be so specified. 2. Sol uble in weak acid. ns in basic suppr- ! phosphate, rpvertrd or retrograde phos Iphat...
TURF TOPICS. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
TURF TOPICS. "Flemington.") Backer* who aro studying tlic big Autumn sprints would very much hku to know just now whioli of tho two en gagements- Oaklcigh Plate or New market Handicap-Gold Brew is des tined to fulfil. Tho desire to ascertain Gold Brew's probable Autumn pro gramme is tho greater siuco the report gained circulation that the . MaJstor four-year-old had dipped tho wings of tho flying Tnujuctto in a five furlongs trial. This sounds almost too good to bo true. Tho pair did have a spin together when tho "men of observa tion" at Flemington wero "not a look in'," but it was not, it scums, in the nature of a serious trial of strength be tween them. None tho less, Gold Brew is undorstood to have come out of. tho bout with credit, and naturally,' he is as a consequence, now a good deal "in tho talk" for Autumn events. Judging him by his puhlie perform ances alone-leaving asido track work I -Gold Hrew is entitled to considera- | turn in any sprinting company in tho | land. His M...
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
OF RURAL INTEREST (By "Ruiticus.") With roporta of a favorablo naturo regarding tlio season coming from many parts of tho State, it is somowhat of n .shock to people in tho more hAppily circumstanced localities to loarn from the story of tho deputation tho other day that many Malloo settlors havo had a particularly bad time. Acoording t-o tho statomenta adduced, many of tho sottlors, somo of whom nro amongst thd pioneers of the western portions, liavo boon brought to a precarious fin nncinl position as tho result of drought and tho ravages of grubs. Tho ob ject of tho deputation was to seek as sistance from the government to tide them over present dillicnlties to the timo, which they are confident will come, when good returns are ftgain obtained. The deputation wan representative of settlors in a largo area of malice coun try, about 100 miles long, extending from Ouyen to tlio South Australian border. ' The following requests were tnndo to the Minister:-Thnt. the Ad vances f.o Settl...
CORRESPONDENCE. BIRDS AND FRUIT. (To the Editor of the Cohuna "Farmers' Weekly.) [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. BIRDS AND FRUIT. (To the Editor of the Cohuna "Farmers' Weekly.) Sir,-Your correspondent " Hard , working Settler,'' raises a bij; ques tion when he talks of tackling the (TtftrliriRn and sparrows. It is a tremendous problem, and it Rets bigger instead of smaller as time goes on. The fruit growers of Mildara are pretty thick on the jjround, and arc as smart as most, bnt the starling and sparrow pest is too many for them. For some time :|>af&lt;t the Mildura Shire Council has . been paying 6d each for starlings, and 4d a dozen for sparrows, birds . aod'eggs. They,have spent over JC?0 in this way since last Septem ber.- Vet they Bdmit that #11 they . have done, as far as any visible re sults arc concerned', is to provide ' pocket money for some boys. In fact the Council arc serionsly think ing of knocking the bonus off. It would be quite useless to give a bonns for eggs at Cohuna, unless you coold cut down all the hollow trees on the Onnbower Island, and pra...
THE IDEAL NURSERY. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
THE IDEAL NUESEEY. It is not possible in every hoinu to keep ono room especially for the/jhil dren's use. Hut wherever it can bo done, thy gain }..> gmit in very ninny roapucts. The kind of room most .suitable is a ; large, well-lighted, easily-ventiatod apartment with a .sunny aspect, and ono not situated too high up in the , house. Sunlight and iresh air arc i almost as important as food to the child. Wall* and ceilings nro niu«t hygienic when distempered or enamel I led in pale tints. Fnr tho tloor a ! washable cork carpet m a warm and 1 sanitary covering, and can ho bought ? in attractive patterns. An open fire I place, which should bv well protected, aida.ventilation, and ir tho nursery is ' tho best mode of heating. I Tho furniture should bo simple tritb I out being severe. Highly polished furniture and the lumber of other j rooms .should never find their way into I the nursery. There nhould ho a largo, ' comfortable sofa, n rosy armchair, ami a low table, which shruld be p...
Harvest Thanksgiving. AN OUTSPOKEN DELIVERANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
Harvest Thanksgiving. .AN OUTSPOKEN DKIJVKR. ANCE. 11 ia "ot of«c» nowadays that a «untrychurchprcsc)UssoJjta Jul an appearance as did the Co StLTh0d,'StCIU,rC!l ,nst Sunday Zt lTT'°n of,VsTI bar Vest thanksffivinfr services. Whit w!thwa,1(lcc0ra[ions;i,ulfestoo;^ tte bmldmjr was a verit!lbIe b WhiIst the Pulpit re LS n0mC 1U'KC varieeated com- I P.°, n°wcr' w'"«h well-grown I closely-packed vegetables and fruit" J°r pe,aIs sepals, and a I 2L The SfincTl effect was ex. ^PrCUy' and ^fleeted, for it °" .lh0SC resP°««siWe °!L 1 The significance of the de ~yTh":vas-mac'e ' v« V"rti S,n^lnK of sPec>'al har vest anthems and hymns. &lt;» eht -in ?S»&WS?"Ar m»J iH ?rw,tl1 the 01d Testament «entleman.Shy the way the^ «! Rion. But the Jews were I, J « liberal in that respect even now They were commanded by Jehovah ' r of their income to .th?se, v,ce of the Temple. And if every Jew considered it a dtitv and privilege to give one-tenth of his 'Sto^.SS SorK°£ssH'ift would vent...
MELBOURNE LETTER [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
MELBOURNE LETTER (Kruiii our .Spei-iul CoirinpondMH). W.I nil know that there is a steady iucreaso in tin- pupiil'iH"" hi tins ovui Pn root ropoli*-°,',,rSrJMVn »> .»«« .« tin. disproportion between >'.» '£ - 9°r£ «^;ss»32S Efttth is. Om> ot these cjiwipmirs is the fact that despite the sion, at a Hugo expend,tur., ol the pro^ ""nption^of'l'pV was SKJrrss-it it was exceeded with Wi.WO.OOO gal Ions fat ono da,. A low til# enormous quantity of litJ .> gallons was consumed m t!,o a>i b"*£ >un nvcrftKo consumption ot wator in tlio metropolis for 22 conscoutivo days to 56,000,000 Rftllons per day. .In con ncction with these fig-res rt a ostinK to noto tlint there was not a Q»y in that period on which the consump tion got boloiv 50,000.000 gallons. Tho water consumption of MeWnoand ,uhurl.s for 1918 PtofKl nt tho enormous licuro of 15,199,008,000 gallons, which b tho largest jcarb^nsumiamn on re uftwGlJOO Ballon". ^ 1,OS3.2A7,000 gallon, loss. In view of this larjjo in c...
GUNBOWER. ANNUAL RACE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
GUNBOWER. ANNUA!, RACK MEETING. The annual meeting of the Gun botver Race Club was JieJd on the course on Wednesday. The weather was all that could be desired. Since the previous meeting the club has affected several important improvements to the ground. An excellent and well-fenced saddling paddock has been created, and also a capacious and neatly-railed reserve. These are however, but preliminary to , the erection of a grand-stand, which is to be in keep ing with the other recent improve ments. It was intended indeed to have added this last mentioned ac cessory to the conveniences of the course in time for this week's meet ing. The plans have long been drawn up, and were forwarded for approval to the public Works De partment as far back as October; but there they appear, for some un explained reason, to be hung tip, consequently the enterprise cannot be carried out. The judge's box is a well-constructed affair, and sug gests a simpte and much needed addition to some other , distri...
COMMERCIAL. BENDIGO PIG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
COMMERCIAL. BBNDIOO PIG MARKET. Mason and Co. report : Wednesday, 4th February. A moderate yarding of pips for ward for this week's sale, compris ing a good percentage of prime bacon pigs, occasional pens of porkers, and practically no stores. There was a muster of buyers pre sent, and excited compctitto i existed throughout the sale, «ra »equently all pigs realised extra ordinary high rates. Quotations: -Best baconcrs, £i 18stoj£4 4s; medium do. £i 10s to £3 13s, light do. £i to £3 5s ; porker i, £z 14s to £'l 18s; stores, larg : sorts, £\ 10s to £2 2s; stickers and slips, l&lt;)s to £\ 7s 6d. SHACKKLL, WHITE & CO., Pty. Ltd., report: LEITCHVIU.E. Sale of dairy herd at Leitchville On Thnrsday last we held a sale o'~ dairy cows at Leitchville, on ae count of Mr J. O'Rielly. Ther; was a fair attendance of buyers, and the cows, which were in excel lent condition, elicited keen com petition, and prices realised wer' ! . highly satisfactory. We sold: " Springers, forward...
TENNIS COHUNA V MEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
TENNIS COHUNA V MEAD. The final match of the Cohiina section of the general district tour nament was played at Mead last Saturday, and after an enjo}'able game resulted in a win for Cohuna by 70 to 55. As only one Cohuna lady competitor put in an appear ance, no ladies' games could be played. By winning this match the Cohuna club become premiers for the Cohuna district section, and in due course they will play off with the winners of the Kerang district section for the championship of the entire district. Following are the scores: Dr. Nankivetl and Irvine lost to M'Donald and Gibson, 9-3 ; ds feated Robinson and Peel, 2-9; de feated Lewis and Schier, 9-7. Keely and Fraser defeated Ro binson and Peelt 9-2 ; lost to M'Donald and Gibson, 8-9; lost to Shier and Lewis, '5-9. King and Kirby defeated M'Do nald -and Gibson, 9-6; defeated Lewis and Shier, 9-7; defeated Robinson and Peel, 9-4. Totals.-Cohuna, 70; Mead 55.
THE Cohuna Farmers' Weekly. Friday, February 13, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
TH8 Cohuna Farraers'Weekly. Friday, February 13, 1914. AGRICPLTOTIAI, SOCIETY SPORTS MEETING.-The public of the dis trict are reminded that the Cohtina Agricultural, Horticultural and, Pastoral Society's Sports Meeting is to be held in the ihowgrounds next Wednesday afternoon. An interesting programme of events .which, however, are all post entry, has been provided, and given rea sonable wither, a considerable gathering way, be expected. The .cciety have engaged the Melba Picture Company.' to give an enter tainment in the evening. Concerning OUR REPORTS. We are continually being ap proached by persons figuring un favorably in police courts and other public transactions, with a view to keeping their names out of print. In some cases the request is secretly accompanied by a substantial bribe. Whilst sympathises with every ease of trouble, we wish it to be dis tinctly understood that wc canuot accede to these demands. In the first place, it is nnfair to those who buy the KARMRRs' Wkrkl...
PROTEIN AND NUTRITION. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
PROTEIN AMD NUTRITION. Discussing the investigations into the 'nutritive value of proteins, Professor Wood recently said ail the British ex periments of » more practical nature had been recalculated on a systematic basis by Ingle. From them it ap peared that increase of protein in the ration, beyond somewhero between \\ lb. and 21b. per 10001b. live-weight per day of digestible protein, censed to have anj direct influence on increase in live ireight. They might fairly conclu'lc, tli»*n. that about 2lb. of protein per 1000 Ui. Hrc-wei^hi per day w?r *ufli cient for a fattening ox. This amount was repeatedly exceeded in most of 1bo districts where beef production was a staple industry, the idea being to pro duce farmyard manure rich in nitrogen The economy of this method of aug menting tho fertility, of tho 'and was very doubtful. J'rotein was the mo^ expensive constituent of an animal's dietary. If tho scientific investigator, from a study of tho quantitative: com position of the pro...
CANNAWARRA. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
OANNAWARRA. The local tennis tonmament for a racquet trophy presented by Mr J. McK. KitiK, of Coliuna, was con tinued,here last Saturday, with the following results :-A. Hird (scr), 9, beat K. Nelson (owe. 30) 2; A. Hird (scr) 9, beat A. Salter - (rec. 15) 7 ; A. Hird (scr) 9, beat Joe Ibbs (rec. 30) 3 ; K. Nelson (owe 30)'9, beat J. Owen (scr) 4; A. Salter (rcc 15) 11, lost to A. E. Spencc (owe 30) 13 ; J. Owen (scr) 4, lost to A. Hird (scr) 9 ; \V. J. Ibbs (rec 15) 3, lost to A. Hird (scr) 9. The tournament will be continued on Saturday next, 14th in-t. The amber cane crops are respon ding greatly to recent irrigation. Mr Frank Salter, who is well known for the prime quality of his amber cane seed, has cane between 9 and 10 feet high. The recent hot weather is driving off some of our residents abroad in search of a recuperating change. Miss Salter is off for a trip to Hamilton ; Mr Ibhs is going to Warrnambool, and Mr Fred Nel son to Melbourne. The local State School is shortly to...
POTASH AND CROPS. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
POTASH AND CROPS. Ono of tlio most striking effects of potash manures is tin- remarkablo way in which tliev promote the growth of clovers and other leguminous plants. Thus when potash is applied to a field of mixed herbage, it. encourages the growth of tlio elovcrs to such nil ex tent that the general aspect of tlio vegetation is entirely changed. It also encourages tlio growth of the finer: and more nutritious grasses. A fur ther effect of potash is that, it renders tho plant moro resistant to iho attacks af fungoid parasites, well seen in the :«sc of rust on wheat, leaf-spot fun gus on mangold**, and or oil in somo cases "finger and too" in turnips. Potash is tho dominant mnnurial In gredient for potatoes, where it not only improves tho quality), but gives a high er yield, which contains a larger pro portion of marketable size potatoes.
District News. K[?]RANG. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
District News. (Krom our Correspondents.) KHRANG. It will be some time before the people of Kerang forget the heat and storms of Inst Friday. Our only consolation lny in the melan choly reflection that the rest of the state was suffering nearly as much, as ourselves. The " Age" account gives our experience tersely and well. It says: Several days of trying lient culminated to-day in n shade temperature of 113 deg. About 4 p.m. a dust storm was seen approaching from the west, but before it reached the town the street drains were running bankers from a short but" exceedingly heavy rainfall, accompanied by hailstones. The thermometer then quickly re ceded from 113 to 92 deg. For about fifteen minutes the wind blew with hurricane force, and sheets of iron, tins, pieces of tim ber and other articles were hurled through space like mere pieces of paper. The storm area was limited, but considerable,damage resulted, the veloctty of thi: wind being terrific. Corrugated iron tanks full of water...
A DEAL IN DALMATIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
A I)EAI, IX DALMATIANS, A gentlemen went into n shop io Dirminghara and told the proprietor that ho wanted to buy a Dalmatian dog to tako abroad with him. "Certainly, air," aaid iho osai^tant. "I'vo got tho very thing." In a quarter of an hour ho brought out tho animal; the customer paid the money and departed. Before his train titn*», however, a heavy shower fell. Tho gentlemen returned with the dog in a state of indignation. "Look at him!" Iki cried. "You told tne he was a Dalmatian. Givo m*' my inon-y back. All Ills spots are washed off ir the rain." The proprietor apologist. "It's all that stupid fool's mistake." Ho railed to his assistant. "James, did you sell this do# to thin gentleman?" "Yes, sir." "Well, you ought to be ashamed o yourself. " Don't you know an um brella gown with this d«>g?"
RAISING CROPS WITH GUNPOWDER. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 13 February 1914
RAISING CROPS WITH GUN POWDER. The old brown gunpowder, formerly standard in llio United States navj, but disui-ed sinco the introduction ot smokeless powder, has been found by the Navy Department to possess valuo a a fertiliser, we are told by tJin In ?er.tiv«» Age. Says this paper : "llrown powder contains about SO per cent, of potassium nitrate, both of which arc constituents of fertiliser*. The au thorities at Indian Head, the navv proving station, wrote to tlm Agricnl tural Department and asked the ex perts if they did not want to experi ment- with the gunpowder as fertiliser. Th» offer was refiiM-d. Then the navy oittriaU determined to use it themselves on the truck patch in connection with I the proving ground. The resxilt is ro I portal to b« most promising. The ' garden truck siifri'C(!(vl bovond all pre vious records. The plan ir to be tried ! an a larger scale."