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Endurance of Wheat [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
Endurance of Wheat The experience of a wheat grower in the Donald district of Victoria to a re markable degree shows the^endurance of the wheat plant. In the second week of September Mr J. B. Tonkin was na turally becoming anxious concerning the prospects of his crop. In one large paddock of comparatively new ground his wheat was showing signs of wilting. There was a good deal of dead stuff about the stalks, but the crop was nevertheless about a foot high, and with rain within a few days might give a payable return. Since sowing the paddock there had been only two falls of rain, one of 28 points, and one of 24 points. That such growth had been made under such conditions was really an instructive illustration of the great value of a well-worked faliow. In mid September a soaking downpour fortun ately revived the crop, and from then to harvest time there were showers'at congenial intervals. From that pad dock, which during the first four months of growth had experienced only 52 points...
MR. WATT EXPLAINS MINISTERIAL POLICY FUTURE OF LIBERALISM [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
MR. WATT EXPLAINS FUTURE OF LIBERALISM The Premier, Mr. W. Watt, ad dressed his constituents and explained the Government policy at EJssendon on the evening of Monday, January 5. The memjbers • of the ; new; Cabinet were seated on the platform. = Cr. Hender son, Mayor of Essendon, presided. . -t Mr. Watt at first dealt with the poli tical situation, and severely criticised the action of the Opposition in their efforts to establish a Ministry. He then went on to say that in many im portant respects the policy of . the new Liberal Government was similar to that of the Government which laid down office a month ago. It was a country Government, only two of its members representing, metropolitan electorates, and it would with con tinued zeal devote itself to the deve lopment of the country districts. (Hear, hear.)' The well-being of the city dweller depended. to such, an un measured degree upon land work and products that the Government realised that _ the extension of settlement and the...
MINISTERIAL SEATS. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
MINISTERIAL SEATS. Nominations closed on January 6 for the seats in the Legislative Assembly that have become vacant owing to members having- accepted portfolios in the Watt Ministry, " The following- candidates were nom inated:— ALLANDALEJ. PEACOCK, SIR ALEXANDER JAMES, legal manager, Creswick. BORUNG M'RAE, Farquhar, Wallup, farmer. HUTCHINSON, William, East MalT vera, landowner. CASTLEMAINE AND MALDON. LAWSON, HARRY SUTHERLAND! WIGHTMAN, barrister. ESSENDON. WATT, WILLIAM ALEXANDER, Park street, Moonee Ponds, mer chant. KEANE, FRANK, 45 Victoria street, Coburg, woodworker. PRAHRAN. MACKINNON, DONALD, of Ackland street, South Yarra, barrister. WEBBER, WILLIAM HENRY, of 7 Argo street, South Yarra, secre tary. WARRNAMBOO.L. MURRAY, JOHN, Manningtree road, Hawthorn, gentleman.
BARLEY STACKS BURN NO WATER AVAILABLE [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
BARLEY STACKS BURN NO WATER AVAILABLE A lire occurred at 2 a.m. on January 6 on the farm of Mr. James Kennedy, of Berry avenue, Chelsea. Stacks of barley were destroyed. The Misses Kennedy observed the flames through a window, and found that two stacks of barley were ablaze. Another, 100 feet distant, was also burning. The alarm was given, and Mr Michael Kennedy, resid ing1 near by, and Mr G. Barnes were quickly on the scene. The local fire brigade also attended promptly; but nothing could be done, as no water was available. Fortunately, the stacks were a good distance from the house. The barley was taken from a farm of 23 acres, and was- stacked some three weeks ago. The loss is estimated at over 1700 bushels. The three stacks were insured for £100 in the South British Insurance Company.
WOMAN DROWNED BODY FOUND IN DAM. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
WOMAN BROWMD e ■' . ■ rody found in jdam. Margaret Ethel Baird, 43, wife or Mr Hugh Baird, manager of Wyuna Experimental Farm, was found drowned in a dam near the home stead. The body was clad in a bathing costume. .. Mrs Baird was a good swimmer, and 'intended instructing- Wyuna school children after the holidays. It is thought that she had a fit while swimming, and- struck her head against the bank. _ Clothes were found on the bank, but a hat was floating in the dam. Mr Baird and daughter were in Kya bram at the time of the accident.
MOTOR CAR DISAPPEARS HONEYMOON PLANS UPSET [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
MOTOR CAR DISAPPEARS HONEYMOON PLANS UPSET Two men have been committed for trial at Port Pirie (S.A.) on a charge of having stolen a motor-car. "It is alleged that the accused men left Port Pirie on an excur sion steamer for Port Broughton to at tend the regatta, but spent the greater part of the day in a hotel. Outside a church was an unattended motor-car, and the men decided to have a joy ride. The car, which was to have conveyed a newly-married couple to the city, contained their luggage. After the ceremony there was general consterna tion among the wedding party. The police were informed that the car was missing, and a trooper set out in pur suit. It is stated that the two men were discovered sleeping soundly in the car, which was stuck in the sand, 10 miles out. Eventually the car was brought back to town-, but too late for I the bride and bridegroom to make their journey, that night.
KEEN CONTESTS EXPECTED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
KEEN CONTESTS EXPECTED State Ministers say they feel certain that Mr Watt,- the Premier, will re gain the ISssendon seat by a. majority of at least 1000 votes, but chey admit that JJr W. Hutchinson,, Minister fr»r Water Supply (Borung), and Mr. D. Maekinnon, the Attorney-General (Prahran) will have to fikht liard to get back to the Legislative Assembly. There is not, however, as much anxiety about the Prahran constituency as about the Borung electorate. In the Prahran electorate Ministers have been urging the friends and sup porters of Mr 13. Maekinnon to take no chances, and it is thought likely that a large number of people away from town will vote by post. . constituency and the Prahran district, the supporters of Mr F.Keane and Mr W. H. Webber, the Opposition candidates are very ac tive, and their work is being supple mented by Federal and State Labor members. Polling will take place on January 15, commencing at 8 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m.
BOYS WELCOMED "BEST KIND OF SETTLERS." [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
BOYS 'WELCOMED ' "BEST KIND OF SETTLERS." "It's good policy to catch them young and train them," said Mr F. Hagel thorn,- Minister for Immigration, in ex pressing approval of the action of the New South Wales and Victorian Amalgamated-Immigration Office, in London, in advertising for suitable boys for farms in the two States., Tbout 2500 boys had been brought out to this State during the last few years, Mr Hagelthorn said, and all but a small percentage had turned out well. Be tween 90 and 95 per cent, had gone to the country, and obtained work on farms. The rates promised by the Amalgam ated London Immigration Office — from 10/ to 15/ a week arid keep —were easily obtainable by lads- in j Victoria. There were 300 applications at' the Immigration Bureau, in Flinders street now for boys and youths, and I there were very few lads available. I Hundreds of letters were filed at the | bureau from farmers, speaking in favor able terms of boys brought from Great Britain and sent by the Gov...
FATAL SURE BATHING. FIGHT WITH BREAKERS HALF-HOUR STRUGGLE FOR LIFE [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
FIGHT "WlTH BREAKDRS HALF-HOUR STRTJGGnB FOH LIFE Miss Muriel May Hunter, of Malvern, and Mr W. Seabrook, also of Malvern, a well-known young athlete, were drowned at midday on Saturday, Janu ary 3, off the ocean beach at Point Lonsdale. The tragedy occurred after a terrible struggle with the "breakers, and a fight for life extending over half an hour. MISS MURIEL MAY HUNTER It was about half-past 11 o'clock that the party left the village, walked along the shore and then began to bathe. Amongst the bathers were Miss Hun ter, Mr Anderson, a gentleman to whom she was engaged to be married; Mr A. N. David, the well-known stock broker and Liberal politician, of Bal larat; Mr Quenneli, of Bendigo; Messrs Tom and "William Seabrook, two well known expert swimmers and life savers. There was a heavy sea, but the wea ther was delightful, and the water ap peared less dangerous than usual. The RUPERT ANDERSON majority of the bathers had finished their swim by about 12 o'clock, and had come ash...
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK. JANUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
CAI>ENI> \R FOK THE WEEK. JANUARY. The following, calendar, showing times of rising and setting of the sun and moon for the seven days ending January 16, 1914 (Mel bourne. Standard Time), is. supplied by the ! courtesy of- the "Victorian Government As tronomer. Mr P. BaraccM;— ■' . © - Sun . I . Moon +J aJ . - Days • v •• . " ■ •• . •:•. •" V> i Q RiSfr? Sets [Rise?! AMA P.M.I P.M.! A.M. 10 Saturday . ; 5-9 .7 46 6 10 I 2 42 u 5 10 7.46 7 9 13 33 12 Monday . . . . , 5 11 7 46 7 5S f 4 3S IS Tuesday . . . . . 5 12 7 45 8 40 i 5 54 14 Wednesday .... 5 13 7 45 9 17 1 7 6 15 Thursday 5 14 7 45 9 49 i S 17 16 Friday . . ■. . . 5 15 7 45 10 19 1 9 27 Full Moon, January 12
General SPEECH AND SPELLING [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
SPEECH AND SPELLING Simplified Spelling Society met at i the University of London Pro-1 Cessor Gilbert Murray, . professor | oi Greek at Oxford University, tor-j merly of Sydney, wrote:—"My belief! in the need of spelling reform is yearly stronger. Instead of using the alpha bet effectively according to some simple scientific system, we wander in a chaos of traditional rules as compli cated as they are inconsistent." Sir William Ramsay, who presided, said that If there were a rule ' for modern pronunciation . and spelling, English would be adopted as.the uni versal language. Professor Walter Rippman urged that it was important, from an Im perial standpoint, that their fellow sub jects in Australia and Canada should have the same standard. Professor T. Wesley Mills, of the M'Gill University, Canada, advocated an international conference, to be at tended by delegates from all parts of v the Empire and the- United States. A resolution was adopted declaring that th6 English standard spe...
THE RURAL WORLD FARM AND FIELD QUESTIONS ANSWERED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
QUESTIONS ANSWERED Chaff.—"Farmer.."—(1) A bin measuring 35ft. by 20ft. by 12ft. would be necessary. (2) CliaiT is weighed, not measured. Seed.—"Weekly Reader."—The Government only supplies seed in times of drought.. That source is, therefore, not open. Cannot you make arrangements with a storekeeper or agent? Limestone.—Interested (Donald).—(1) It would be necessary to have the limestone analysed by the Agricultural Chemist (charge 10/), Department of Agriculture, Melbourne, before an opinion could be expressed as to whether it would have any fertilising value on the soil. The probabilities are that it is not the right sort of stone. If suitable you could crush it yourself by a machine made for the purpose. (2) If the stone analysed well it would be just as valuable as the ad vertised agricultural lime. The cropping figures would be welcome, also the harrowing records. Californian Thistle.—R.L. (Woodend).—Pro fessor Ewart, Government Botanist, states that the Californian thistle is...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
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ANTICIPATIONS By "AUSTRAL." ASPENDALE PARK MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
ANTICIPATIONS By "AUSTRAL." ASPENDAI/E PARK 3fEETIN"G "Racegoers will be catered for this '(Saturday) afternoon by the Aspen dale Park Club,which holds its January meeting at the seaside course. The Aspendale Park Handicap, of one mile and a quarter, in which The Parisian, a Melbourne Gup and an Australian Cup winner, is expected to start, is the principal item on the programme. My selections are as follow:— Maiden Plate IvURRAKAI .. .. .. ~ 1 CHICA .. .. 2 boytah .. .. ~ 3 Steeplechase Cr.R.D. .. .. .. •-« r« • • 1 the guide .. .. B-C 2 TALARNO »• 3 Aspendale Plate r apiarist .. .. 1 OOTACAMUND.. .. .. * • 2 min'DAI - ~ 3 Aspendale Park Handicap 1 delphic .. ... .. . *« 2 yeneda 3 Aspendale Purse LYNCEUS 1 ACTIVE lad .. ... .. 2 3 -Jumpers' Flat Race 1 MERRY MONARCH .. ■ i. 2 3
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS The Turf. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS The Tur£ Richmond.—Soprano won a Trot at Wood end. Sport (Essendon).—Silver Bullet rail un placed in the Terang Cup. W.T. (Abbotsford).—At the Terang races on New Year's Day, Arion ran last in the Steeplechase. Brasseur was unplaced in the Terang Cup. F.S. (Purnim).—There is no record as to the eldest horse ever known. The statement tliat Flying Dutchman lived over 100 years is absurd. Few horses have lived cfor over SO years. - ■ _ A.T. (Cressy).—Moorilla was by St. Alwyne (imp.) from Somniloquist, by Soronus from Blue and White (imp.), by Monseigneur. Hunter (Bright).—The judge's award must seuie the argument. Jumping as well as pace counts in a competition of the descrip tion referred to, and, no doubt, both were taktm into consideration before a decision was given. Mungana.—Myndian won the Sprinters' Han dicap at Ascot, carrying 7.3, and running the half-mile in 51 1-osec. Stable Boy (East Melbourne).—The rules of the English Jockey Club impose no age limit...
Victoria Amateur Turf Club FIRST DAY.—SATURDAY, FEB. 14. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 10 January 1914
Victoria Amateur Turf Club - FIRST DAY.—SATURDAY, FEB. 14. :?uat;ieigh Plate, of 1350 so vs.; second, 250 sovs.; third, 100 sovs. Five ami a half fur longs.—Tingle, Miss. Meiton, Ireland, Pinker ton, Peck o' Maut, Aleconner, Defence (imp-). Jolly Beggar. Silver Lad, Pittsburgh, Tra inontanta. Upright. Rathlea, Pour Flush, ^a.x~ bery, Naugunia Queeu (imp.), Dhuldul, Philio, Noble Bonnie, Quair Burn, ; Coolamatong, Precious, Ordinal, Kildaiton, Adorn, Lord Walla, Widgiewa, Spiea, Audacity (imp.), Rose Royal, Miss Gower. Arndel, Freeplay, Blague, Bouchal Machree,. Antoinette, Os— tressa. Avonwort, Aboyne, Elvanite, Iownit, Captain White, Yarrien, Andelosia, Gold Brew. Averse, Traquette. CJoblagunyah, Irish Mist, Saraeea (imp.), Highbrow (imp.), Lor nez, Handsome Maid, Orphans vMaid, Lipola (imp.), Trusty Servant, Trlxette, Ethel Buck ley, Ballysheen, Brunnhilda, Tofua. Sarnell, feuulike, Cider, Best Scot, Popinjay, Ligero, Early Hone, ICoorak, Tatterley, Athemc, valido. Arrowform, Nuvr...