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THE BOUNDARY CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
THF. BOUNDARY CASE. The South Australian Govern ment's appeal in the boundary case has been dismissed by the Privy Council. Their Lordships held that there was no doubt that the two executives contemplated fixing Mr Wade's boundary line, and that in a point of law, the line was so fixed. Their Lordships also found that both executives intended to fix the bound ary finally when they accepted Mr Wade's line. They instanced the Lieutenant Governor.of South Aus tralia proclaiming it in 1847. The line was fixed as near the theoretical line as the scientific appliances of the time made nracticable. Victoria has now the "Disputed Territory.'1
AN AGRICULTURAL LIBEL. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
AN AGRICULTURAL LIBEL. Keen indignation is expressed by tho Director of Agriculture at a libel on Australian methods of agriculture which is perpetrated in an illustrated booklet, a copy of which has been re ceived by him. The publication, which has been issued by the Inter national Harvester Company of America, is ontitled, "Harvest Scenes of the World." The illustration of an Australian scene, to which Dr Cameron takes exception, represents bullocks." One of the team is a toler ably mature type of cow. In des criptive matter relating to this coun try it is stated. "During the last two decades Australia has had a number of crop failures, which made it necessary to import wheat.'' In the face. of such publications, the Director of Agriculture asked recent ly how can Australia hope to con vince the people of other parts of the world that it is a great agricul tural country? The year 1912 was the only one in which it was neces sary to import wheat. He was writing to the company to pro...
FLIGHT OF MELBOURNE LOVERS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
FLIGHT OF MELBOURNE LOVERS. The case of Rupert Walters, a young man, charged with tho abduction of the girl Frances Rogers from her home, Richmond, Victoria, was heard at the Adelaide police court. Applications were made to have the accused sent back to Melbourne in charge of a detective. Counsel said the young couplo were willing to get married, and in view of all the circumstances it "Would bo cruel to allow the girl to go out into the streets, and throw her lover into goal. Ho ask ed that a remind bo granted till Monday, so that the parents oE the girl could bo communicated with. Possibly recon ciliation could be effected by that time. This was agreed to. Tho girl, who was charged with . being a neglected child, waa also remanded.
A CORRECTION. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
A CORRECTION. Mr W, G, Greenwood, of Gerang, has received the following letter under dite of January 15, from the Superintendent of Agriculture :—"In the Argus of J tnuary 14th and '15th, appear two articles on ,l Victoria's Grain Resources, " which you have probably read with interest, inasmuch as sovera^ references are made to your farm. A reporter interviewed me on Tuesday, re the Nhill Farm Competition, and in the course of a conversation, 1 told him inoidentally about the fine wheat crop on your farm, and the excellent yield you got, namely, 13-4- hags. Unfortunately, he mixed up the area of your firm with the acreage under crop, and next day I was surprised to see you credited with the achievement of producing 4L.V bushels from 400 acres. I am talcing steps to correct it by pointing out tbat you had just under 100 acres in crop, and am also pointing out that your yield is an excellent illustration of the result obtained by the systema rtne incfiiferent cultiva tion of laree ar...
GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
L.._, GEXERAL. When the 11.30 a.m. up train from Serviceton arrived at the local Rail way Station on Saturday all the available seats were quickly occupied by passengers who had booked for Nhill and Diapur. The train was pulling out of the station when it \yas discovered that the axle biix over the first class compartment was "singing" iu a high tone. The train was stopped, and all the passengers were asked to make themselves comfort able in the guard's van for the rest of the journey, while the carriage with the hot axle box was taken offt and hft behind at the Railway Station. A meeting of the local Race Club was held at McCracken's Commercial Hotel last night, when the president, Mr B. J. Arthur, presided. The officials and com jQitteo were well pleased with the satis factory state of affairs after the meeting last Wednesday, It is expected that, when all accounts have been finally settled and subscriptions paid up. the club will have a credit balance of about L25- It was decided...
DRUIDS' GALA AND BAZAAR. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
DRUIDS' GALA. AND BAZAAR. Tie Druids' Gala iu aid of the Austin Hosjital for Incurables, and the Free KinA'rgarton Union of Victoria, will bo held it the Exhibition Building, Mel bourne, opening on Easter Saturday, April lllh, and the twelve following days. Handsome prizes are offered in the irt Union, which will be drawn for on Siturday, May lGth. The winning nutnVer will bo published in the Mel boune papers on 18ih May. Tickets are cne shilling each, and may be ob tainel from Mrs O'Callaghan, of the Nhill News Agency and fancy goods empcrium, Victoria Street. Procuro a tickeS and win a prize valued at £1000*
NEW BUILDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
NEW BUILDINGS. Kaniva is advancing with other Wim.mera iowns in building opera tions. Mr J. L. Barries, the well known Nhill contractor, has about completed a pretty and comfortable residence near t!*o Inter-State line, for Mrs W. Healey, while our local builder, Mr L. Smith, is constructing a nice weal herboard villa in Progress street, for Mrs A. Wood.
ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
ACCIDENT. I A serious accident occurred at | Woorak on Friday last, when a box fell on Mr A. Collins' Jitfcleehitd, there by breaking both bones of the thigbj The child was brought into Dr Ryan's surgery, where the broken limb was sot by.Pr Felstead. The little patient is progressing favorably in Nurse Crouch's private hospital. '
IS SUPERPHOSPHATE DOOMED. A NEW METHOD. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
IS SUPERPHOSPHATE DOOf^EO. A NEW METHOD. Mr W. H. Gratwick, of Maitland, contributes the following to the Bor der Chronicle.—"Superphosphate did more for the 'uplifting of humanity' than ever the Verran Government did. The latler claimed that Labor politics were responsible for the prosperity of South Australia. I claim that superphosphate and the drill, coupled with a run of good seasons, produced the -wonderful change we see to day. I predict even a greater uplifting in the near future, without ti o aid of superphosphate. We ail know that the total sum paid by farmers for the fertilizer runs into an immense amount of money every year. The average cost for super is 4s 6&lt;I The difficulty in getting the manure to remote parts of the State is also considerable. Often it has to be carried long distances, over bad roads. The price to the (armer is also controlled by the ' Orrible under standing, ' and he cannot get away from it. There was a time when he struggled along withou...
RURAL WORKER'S DEMANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
RURAL WORKS'S DEMANDS. References to the attitude of. the F;!. :ncrs and Settlers' association in regard to the rural porkers' trouble was made by Mr E. Grayndl-r, secre Inry of the Australian Workers' Union, in his annual report, published in Sydney last Fridav, called for a r. joinder from Mr T. I. Campbell general secretary of the association. Referring to Mr Mr Grayndler's statement that the A'W.U. had a strong desire to amicably adjust the difference* with employers, and had exhausted every peaceable means to that end, and had been refused a con ference by the president of the Com monwealth Arbitration Court because employers had opposed application. Jlr Campbell remarked "I have no hesitation in saying that MrGraync? lur and the A.W.U. knew the attitude of the farmers, and that the request for a conference on the terms tiiat had been advanced would he declined. Mr Grayndler. in asking for a con ference, submitted a further log, con taining more exorbitant demands than the two ...
COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
COMMERCIAL Younch-usband, Row and Co. re port :—Skins : We brought-forward a very large and attractive catalogue of 12,000 skins to a full attendance of buyers. Competition for all descrip tions was animated, and values were extremely firm, with, best grown parcels showing au advance of J/£d per lb. Pelts, crossbred, wj|l grown, fine GJ^d to 0?&lt;J, do. burry 5Ad to 9jd, do. medium and rough 6d to 6J. do. bare and short 5d to 5Jd, damaged 4d to 4hi. Hides.- Our catalogue com prised a highly representative cata logue of 1400 biddings from both tanners and shippers were stroog, and we cleared tha wholo of the offer ings at fully last weok's rulings. The Australian Estates and Mort gage Coy., Limited, report :—The highest price of the sale for scoureds was 23}^d which, which figure was paid for the super com H of the Llanrheidol brand (W D ilrymple, Llanrheidol, Winton, Q.) and for the A AA com W of the Tamworth clip (PI. Collier, Hnghendou, Q.) The bellies of this latter bran...
WINIAM EAST. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 February 1914
WiNIAS EAST | (From our own Correspondent) High winds have been experienced during the prist week, and straw sheds have suffered severely in con sequence. Fortunately, most of the hay is now stacked. Wheat-carting is in full swing. Good averages are reported from all directions, and Messrs Ervin, Oldfield Bros., and Dahlenburg claim to have reached tho.exctllenfc yield of 10 bags to the .acre," A. petition has been presented by Mr J. W- Oldfield, and the names of over twenty children have been pro cured in order to have the State .school opened here again. Parents in the past have had to send their children away to have them edu cated. As Mr Towns has interested' himself in the movement no doubt matters will be hurried on consider ably.
SUPERIOR IMPROVED WHEAT FARMS. WITHIN THE REACH OF ALMOST EVERY LAND SEEKER. EXCEPTIONAL TERMS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
SUPERIOR IMPROVED WHEAT FARMS WITHIN TH5 REACH OF AL MOST EVERY LAND SEEKER. EXCEPTIONAL TERMS. HAIN & SEABIGHT, of 12 Loftus St., Sydney, the well-known property salesmen, are Oifering in suitable farming areas, 9,000 acres of charm ingly undulating wheatland, in the heart of the New South Wales wheat bolt, which has held the record yield of the State for many years, and en joys an annual rainfall of about 22i inches. It is close to a large town possess ing exceptional railway and economic facilities. The terms are most con siderate from a farmer's point of view. The instalments at the com mencement, when the farmer most needs money for developement pur poses, are made very light, viz :—5 per cent deposit10 per cent at the end of a years; 10 per cent at the end of 5 years; then 5 per cent annually for 3 years; balance at the end of a further 5 years, interest being pay able throughout the whole period at the rate of 5i per cent per annum. Anyone requiring to make a good hom...
NHILL WATERWORKS THUST [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
NKiil WATERWORKS THUST The imi;=l monthly meeting of the above Trust was held in the Shire Hall on Tuesday evening, when Com-. J- Young (chair), W. A. Crunn, C H- Town.0, T. H. Mackwood, W. E. GoH^worthy, and the secretary, I Mr -A. F. MagiU were present. Appointment of Chairman. Mr Towns remarked that it gave t him great pleasure to move that Mr I young bi^ re-elected to the position lor the ensuing 12 months. Seconded by Mr Mackwood and carried. Mr Young thanked the Commis sioners for their appreciation of his past c-fforts as chairman. He con sidered the position an honor, and assured those present that he would try and carry out the duties satis factorily. Correspondence from F. C. Bourdon, Church' Hill, complaining of the excessive quantity 0f water registered through his meter during the past twelvemonths, and stating that it was absurdedfy wronjr, f»r the water pressure obtain able was not sufficient to throw the water b inches out of the nozzle , of the hose. The secretary s...
COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
COMMERCIAL Messrs GolcJsbrough, Mort, and Go report haying held their last salo of the season proper, submitting a smaller catalogue than usual. Good demand re sulted in almost a complete clearance at prices quite equal to the best rates of the series. The strength of tho market affords good proof of the wisdom of the extension of the selling senson,and should be a further inducement to growers to assist in developing this important move ment. Wools sold included DMC over Moerlong, 14d. W and Sons over M. F. Graham 12d; bb over Gillap 12. over Glenroy, 121; SAI Gippsland, 125; Tasmanian comeback 12%, To crawl a mile with a broken leg and suffer hunger and thirst for two days wsS the experience of John "VVhie, who is em ployed at tho Salt Lakes at Kangaroo Island. He went fishing on the South coast, and while climbing a cliff dislodg ed a rock, which rolled on him, breaking his left leg. Realising he was out of beaten track he crawled for about a ini'a to get to a placj where ho knew...
THE DEADLY PEA RIFLE. (To the Editor "Nhill Free Press.") [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
THE DEADLY PEA. RIFLE. (To the Editor " Nhill Free Press.") Sir,—It is to be hoped that irre sponsible youth who persists in using the dangerous and unreliable weapon, the pea rifle, will not ven ture on to the swamps on Wednes day next amongst the sportsmen who will handle the breech-loaders. The pea rifle fiend is warned that the police will be on the watch for him, and others intend, if his undesirable presence" is discovered, to give infor mation to the police. It is bad enough to have shot grains Hying about without the erratic bullets of the pea rifle. BREECH-LOADER Nhill, 5/2/14.
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE OPENING OF DUCK-SHOOTING SEASON. (To the Editor "Nhill Free Press.") [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE :co::. . . j Correspondents must furnish then* names ami | addresses, not necessarily for publication. It is tu I be understood that we in no way identify our | ciclves with the views expressed >y contributors I under this heading. I OPENING OF DUCK-SHOOTING ! SEASON. (To the Editor "Nbill Free Press.") [ Sir,—In connection •with theropen ing of the duck-shooting season, which opens at midnight on the 11th inst., allow me to suggest that th9 local Traders Association, at tneir meeting on Monday evening next de cido to close the local business establish ments all day, the same as is cone at Riinbow and Jeparit. It is well known that a very large contingent intend to shoot on the Nhill swamp, while crowds will journey to ail the district swamps, and a number of down country sportsmen are ex pected in Nhill on Tuesday night; therefore the swamps will be quite shot out by 1 p.m, and thus the local store hands will not have much op portunity of Retting a bang a...
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. The foUowing office-bearers have been electod for the fothcoming year in con nection with the Mechanics' Institute:— Preskleut, Dr West;' vice-president, Rev 0. O. Anderson; secretary and treasurer, Mr W. H. Bond (re-e'ected); auditor, Mr W. J. Dent; committee, ollicers, and trustees, Messrs Chatfield, Lee, Werrett, Leason, Ord, and Brodribb.
The Nhill Free Press WITH WHICH IS INCORPORATED THE "NHILL MAIL." FRIDAY. 6TH FEBRUARY. Developing Victoria. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
'he Shill free Iress With which is Incorporated thb " Nhill. Mail." FRIDAY. 6TH FEBRUARY. Developing Victoria. To put men on tho land and to afford them no adequate means ot reaching the market is a refined form of cruelty. A selector who takes up a back block may work heroically only to find that all the profit which should be his is lost because he has neither railway nor passable roads. His land may bo rich, his yield may be abundant, market prices may be high, and yet almost the whole may be useless to him because lie has to take the lightest of loads over the worst of tracks. In two respects at least the Liberal Party has donw Rood work, and proposes to do still better work as regards this matter of communication. It appointed a Railways Standing Committee. Sorae twenty years ago there was a scandalous bribery of constituencies by the construction of lines, some of which wero obviously useless; both in the city and in tho country miles of rails laid in those days of financial i...
TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 February 1914
tennis. A most enjoyable game between Kaniva and LiUiinur representatives toot place on the Kaniva court. The first four of Kaniva's team, Messrs Bond, Langlands, Anderson, and Smith, defeated Lillimur's first four, Messrs Co"dtts (2), McGracken, and Stevenson, by 6 sets (41 games) to 2 sets (33 games). However, Lil'itnur's second four, Messrs Campbell, Hill, Iialston, nod Hill, turned the tables and defeated Dr West, Messrs Chatfield, Kyne, and Lee, by 7 sets (47 games) to 1 snt l(J6 games). The.lady members of the Kaniva club provided light? refreshments to the players' and visitors, and this waa greatly appreciated.