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DOES POULTRY PAY? [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
DOES POULTRY PAY? City dwellers are taking every day a keener interest in the land, and the desire to get away from crowded con ditions is spreading among women. Poultry, pigs, and peaches are the aims and objects which dangle tempt ingly before the eyes of her who Avould get out of the city. Most townswomen are firmly convinced that there is a fortune in one of the three. That numbers of women are doing well with one or the other is a fact' which spurs on ambitious per sons wno long to make a bit for themselves. I know of several women who are successful poultry farmers and orcliardists, and I am sure most of us can reekin up from memory friends by the half-dozen who have " gone in" for these and similar rural industries. " Does poultry pay ?" is an oft-discussed query, and the prac tical answer is yes or no according as the business is tackled. " We are going 011 the land," an nounced a youthful matron enthu siastically as she entered a friend's sitting-room. The friend looked up ...
A Nine Billion Dollar Crop. WHAT THE ABUNDANT HARVESTS OF 1910 MEAN TO AMERICAN INDUSTRY, COMMERCE AND FINANCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
WHAT THE ABUNDANT HARVESTS OF 1910 MEAN TO AMERICAN INDUSTRY, COMMERCE AND FINANCE. By E. J. EDWARDS. It is only by comparison, or by some sort of picturesque description, that one can get an idea of what the .crops harvested in 1910 by the Ameri can farmers are with respect to mag nitude and money value, and of what the reflex influence of these crops is .certain to be 011 industry, trade, fin ance, and commerce, not only do mestic, but international. One way of putting the matter, so that it might be uie better under stood, would be by making some brief reference to the phenomenal crops of history. Such was the magnitude of the crop of corn raised by Joseph in Egypt, in the time of Pharaoh, that it was thought worthy of record in the Bible. We cannot tell accurately, as by measurement reduced to American bushels, what this harvest of Egyp tian grain was. All that we know is that it was of such amplitude as to amaze the rulers of Egypt, and make the country the commercial masters o...
FOR THE NEEDLEWORKER. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
FOR THE NEEDLEWORKER. .Nobody n«ed feel out of it when new fancy work is the talk over afternoon teacups, for the shops make a feature of this now, and is, sue most elaborate and detailed cata logues. Not only so, but they give full lessons to customers. Girls at a distance, however,, are not at any disadvantage, because the high priest ess of the needlewoi^c departments is always ready to send all kinds of advice, and instruction by post. The best needleworker, as a rule, lives in the country, and it is not only the bold and dashing school which has usually a fleeting form of expression to adapt it to, pi-esent, fashions, but also the more delicate and intricate work such as Limerick lace and fine crewel embroidery that are popular tnere.
Perch Fishing. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
As Australians we should be loyal to our own fishes, especially when lities. - 'Sportsmen; are always in the latter liave highly desirable qua searcli of new sensations; and the spirit of the hunt possesses as keen a, hold of them as it had over their forefathers, who learned their ang ling in the older lands. In the river perch (Percalates fluviatilis), the Aus tralia^ angler has at once a chal lenge and a proud possession. Long ago, but not so very long ago, those masters of primitive hunting, the aboriginees, practised various meth ods of catching the game and useful indigenous fish., and with their kurra jong or rush lines and oyster shell or wattle thorn hooks, succeeded in bringing to bank many of the fish to supply the larder necessities of their mia-mias on the north and south coast. The steady advance of civili sation, however, gradually improved their methods, and after a time their primitive appliances gave place to the bush rod-a myrtle stick from the odorous scrubs lini...
CHURCH DECORATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
CiiURCH DECORATIONS. As regards the bridal procession, '' little pages have occasionally preced ed the_ bride in some of the city churches, and small girls and boys for maids and pages are a fancy with some brides. The number of bridesmaids is not so large of late. Two or four seem to be the most popular following to the altar rails. For decorations, the wedding bell has never been ousted from favour. Al though we are told again and again, that it is old-fashioned, it still proud ly hangs above the happy pair. In side the bell is placed the confetti, without the showers of which no well-regulated bridal is complete. To fix this up, the mouth of the bell is covered in thin, white paper, and througu a small opening narrow baby ribbon hangs down in two ends, from the centre. Two of the guests take hold of the ribbon and pull it, just as the bride passes under the bell, and the confetti showers out. At the wedding reception, noAvadays, which, by the way, is nearly always afternoon tea, ...
New Presidents and Mayors. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
New Presidents and Mayors. The following elections of Presi dents of Shires, and Mayors of Muni cipalities have taken place . up to the' time of going to press: NEW SHIRE PRESIDENTS. ADJUNGBILLY.-J. M'lnerney. BAN N OCKBURN.-S. W. Farrell. BERRIGAN.-II. Vagg.. BIBBENLUKE.-G. Murphy (allow ance £50). BLACIvTOWN.-Thos. Willmot. BLUE MOUNTAINS.-G. J. Water house. BOLWARRA.-Elias Bowden: BOGLOOROO.-J. K. Moore. BOOML-P. C. Watt. BOREE-Clias. Whitmore: BULL!.-J. S. Ivirton. ; ? BYRON.-Cr. Armstrong. CARRATHOOL.-A. Macarthur (al . lovanee £40). CESSNOCK.-Cr. Morgan: - CLYDE.-C. M. Murray. COGKBURN.-A. T. Rogers. COLO.-J. Lamrock. COONABARABRAN.-D. I. Watt. COPMANITURST.-W. Thorold. CROOKWELL.-J. W. Gleu.,an. CULCAIRN.-IT. A. Paech. DEMONDRTLLE.-Melville Graham. DUMARESQ.-A. Glass. EUROBODALLA.-E. M. Mort. GILGANDRA.-TT. W. Mitchell (al lowance £20). GLOUCESTER.-W. N. Laurie (al lowance, £25). GOOBANG.-Cr. Herbert. GOODRADICBEE.-C. F. Walker. GUNDURIMBA.-0. IT. Gollan. GUNNING'.-T. Star. G...
WEDDINGS AND THEIR WAYS. BRIDAL FASHIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
WEDDINGS AlMD THEIR WAYS. BRIDAL FASHIONS. Several important weddings are on just at present, and as some little innovations have crept in, even this most"'conventional' of all ceremonies is suffering change like the rest of things mundane. The use "of colour in the bridal dress itself, was seen at a recent large wedding, at which the bridegroom came from the Northern rivers district, and intends to take his bride to live on the land. In this gown, the train was lined with pale pink satin, which was repeated on the bodice. Silver has long been used as an ornament to break the dead white of the bridal gown. The little lace' caps which bridesmaids wear now" are sometimes copied by the bride herself, and such a finish ing; touch looks old world and quaint. The lace which edges the cap should be Malines_. the finest and most deli cate' fabric in the lacc world, and the shape of. the cap is round, lying flat on'the head, with just the suspicion of a frill at the edge.: Witn this the veil...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
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Health Matters. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
Health Matters. For some considerable time the question of combating the dreaded tuberculosis in human beings, has been discussed in this State, and compulsory registration of afflicted persons insisted upon, but Avitliout avail, although supported by many eminent public men. The Premiers of the various States in the Common wealth have also been considering proposals for taking concerted action in regard to tuberculosis. The result is that a conference of the Chief health officers of the States will be held in Melbourne 011 February 28. Dr. Robertson, acting chairman of the Board of Health, states that the conference will consider the question of ,improved and more systematic me : thoda of a general attack on the dis ease through the Commonweal tli.
Noxious Weeds. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
Noxious Weeds. YVingadee Council luive received a communication from' tlie Government Botanist, stating that a weed 'grow ing in the distrist, commonly called the tobacco plant, which had been sent to him for identification, was the native. tobacco plant, and. tliat it was poisonous for stock.
A Philosophical Candidate. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
A Philosophical Candidate. A defeated candidate for West Maitland at last election, had an ad vertisement in the local paper on'the following Monday which said:-"I hereby beg to tender my sincere thanks to all who recorded their votes in my favour. To those who could not see their way clear to do so, I have prayed for them deeply and sin cerely; Forgive, oh Lord, forgive, for they know not. what they do."
Referenda. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
Referenda. The following additional polls of electors have been taken: Smitlificld and Fairfield Municipal- ; ity.-Proposal .to light Fairfield r Ward.-25 votes for, , and the same ... number against. Prospect and Sherwood Municipal? ity-Proposal to remove Town Halv to a more central site.-For 221, against 165. Coolamon Sliire.-Increase in num ber, of councillors from six to nine. 167 for, and 210 against.
Ratepayers in Arrears. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
Ratepayers in Arrears. A novel proposal has been made to Dubbo ' Council in respect to the amount owing for arrears of rates. An alderman suggested that "the council should publish the names of the people who are indebted to it. Among the many powers given to councils, this is not included, and it would indeed be a bold step to take to advertise to the world that David Owesmoney : was a defaulter in the council's books for rates, before you had given him an opportunity to dis pute the claim in a court of law.
Rates. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
Rates. The Clerk of Blacktown Shire re ported at last meeting that £737 8s. was owing to the council for arrears of rates. The now-celebrated law case-Win gadee Sliire Council V; Mrs. Mary Willis, for recovery of rates, is not yet cleared up. At last council meet ing the. matter was discussed, and it was decided that the solicitor be in structed to take action at once for the recovery of the amount owing.
Roads. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
Roads. Tweed Shire Council has within the last three years expended £32,029 on roads and bridges. V The abnormal rainfall during Janu ary lias caused much damage to roads in country districts. A number of applications have been made by the councils to the Government for as sistance in putting roads damaged by the abnormal rains, in a state of re pair. In each instance the applica tion has been refused. The Minis ter (Mr. Griffith), in order to have tlie position made clear, last week is sued the following minute:-"The re cent bounteous rainfall,- while con ferring incalculable benefit to land owners throughout the State, has in cidentally done considerable damage to roads, bridges, and other public works, and I have received many re quests from local government bodies that I should make special grants of the taxpayers' money to repair this damage. I consider that Parliament intended when framing the Local Go vernment Act and handing over the State land tax to the local bodies, that ...
Cycling. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
Cycling. Following the example of the New castle Club, the Cessnock KG. has now decided to secede from the Lea gue of Wheelmen, as a protest against the new constitution, which has con siderably increased the fees 011 the country clubs. Several of the country clubs who are opposing the League of Wheel men on account of its new constitu tion, are arranging for a meeting to be held in Sydney, with a view to forming a new organisation. It is stated that the Newcastle, Cessnock, Wallsend, Camden, Litligow, Mudgee, Narromine, and other clubs, will be represented at the meeting which is being convened by the Newcastle Club. A new organisation would have little chance against the present go verning body, backed up as it now is by the leagues in the other States. Country clubs will be well advised in keeping to the governing body, other wise they may find tlieir members blocked from participation in the big events of the coming road-racing sea son. The proper method for the New castle Club-...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
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Cricket. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
Cricket. The fourth test match, which was to have commenced in Melbourne on Friday last, was postponed on that day, and again 011 Saturday. It did not rain much in Melbourne 011 Sun day, and there appeared every prob ability of the match starting, and the wicket being in fair order. The teams were 011 the ground, and had' donned their flannels, but just be fore noon the rain started again, and there appeared every probability of it continuing, another postpone ment had to be made. The captains (Hill and Sherwell) and the Victorian members of the Board of Control conferred, and it was resolved that the start should be postponed until to-day, although the Sydney members of "the Board of Control were opposed to such a> course, and thought the match should start as soon as conditions were fa vourable. Such a long postponement is a new precedent for test cricket, and undoubtedly a good one, for it .will allow of the match being played out under equal conditions perhaps, and the best t...
Wood Chopping. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 17 February 1911
Wood Chopping. A £20 handicap wood-chop was contested at Buladelah, on Saturday, and resulted in a win for T. Judd, with S. Gorton second, and T. Bram ble third. The question as to whether wood chopping for ladies is improper was discussed by the Bendigo (Vic.) Eas ter a/air Committee, on Monday night. Some of the members thought such an event would be a degrading spectacle, while others voted it a big attraction. Notice of motion was given "to omit the ladies' wood-chop from the programme," and it will he discussed at the next com mittee meeting. The committee are evidently short of attractions when they want to promote ladies' wood chopping contests. A Namina (Cowra) resident has been breeding dingo-killing dogs, and offering them for sale. The mother is a greyhound bitch by a deerhound dog, and the sire is a wolfhound. With these dogs over 700 foxes have been caught at Nanima.-"Bega Standard." Mrs. Robinson: "I could have mar ried Brown or Jonea if I'd wanted to, and both of thes...