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Branch Reports—continued. BROCKLESBY. CHIEFLY ABOUT THE RABBITS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
Branch Reports — continued. BR0CKLE8BY. CHIEFLY ABOUT THE RABBITS. At the meeting on Saturday, February 24th. there was a large attendance, the president (Mr. W. Schlig) in the chair. A letter was received from the General Secretary, asking the support of this branch to resolutions passed by the Bena and Wamboyne Branch re wire netting and the amount voted therefor. A letter from the Corowa Closer Settle ment League, inviting delegates to con ference, led to a deal of discussion as to the best way to bring about closer settle ment on the large estates, and it was generally considered that the prices ask ed by many for the land was far too high, considering the unimproved state of the country and the scarcity of timber. Messrs. W. Schlig and F. Howard were nominated as delegates to the Corowa conference. The rabbit question again cropped up, and it was unanimously decided to in struct the secretary to write to the Minis ter, and point out the fact that the Rabbit Board had now been i...
WAGGA WAGGA. NEW MEMBERS — RESOLUTIONS FOR CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
WACCA WACGA. NEW MEMBERS — RESOLUTIONS FOR CONFERENCE. The usual monthly meeting was held on Saturday,' 3rd inst. There was a good attendance, Mr. T. Strout presid ing. Eight new names were added to the list of membership. ' It was unanimously decided to support resolutions from Bena-Wamboyne branch, re carriage of wire netting and increased grant for purchasing wire netting. A letter was received from the member iui nit; uisirn-i, nuuiyiiiy iiiai lenses 111 stock routes had been granted, as re quested by the branch. The following resolutions were duly passed, to be sent onc-to Conference : — 1.' 'Alteration of Rule '6. — The funds of the executive shall be raised by affiliated fee of £1 per each new branch, and an annual subscription of 3s. per member of the affiliated branches up to 30 mem bers ; is. 6d. per member all over 30 members. ;; 2. 'That no land policy should be ac ceptable to this State without a system of small holdings in every centre, as homes for bona-fide wage-earn...
POULTRY FOR PROFIT Cood Egg-producers. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
POULTRY FOR PROFIT Good Egg-producers. One undoubted result of the laying competition will be the elimination from the list of profitable egg-producers of sev eral breeds hitherto popular. While it is ever true that there is no 'best' breed in the matter of egg-production, that is, from a numerical point of view, farseeing folk are looking- forward to the time when eggs will be sold by weight, and when that period arrives, the hen with the highest number of eggs per annum to her credit is not likely to be in it with the one producing a lower number, which, however, represent a larger weight. * * * An analysis has established the fact that, notwithstanding some difference in in the colour of the yolks of eggs, which, as everyone knows, varies from a pale yellow to a deep golden hue — there is practically no difference in their composi tion. There is, however, a decided differ ence in the food value of a small egg as compared with a large one. 'An egg is full of meat,' but the larger ...
A FEW HINTS FROM AMERICA. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
A FEW HINTS FROM AMERICA. Breeding poultry for fun is one thing; breeding it as a source of profit sufficient to furnish a living is quite another mat ter. If we are in the business for plea sure alone we can afford to spend money liberally, and to give our fowls every luxury they may want, and no account need be kept of the expense. We may have fine houses and expensive runs, and keep our poultry plant so that it is really an ornament to the place, says an Amer ican .uiuiuinj1, uui wjicji yuu iuuh iu yuui try for profit the case is different. You want good, comfortable houses — they are essential, and the more room you give fowls in their runs means just so much money saved in food and general care. But fine houses, with gable roofs and Queen Anne windows are entirely out of place, and of no more value to you than French plate mirrors would be. The hen does not know how to appreciate them, and it is better she should not. What she wants are warm, comfortable quar ters, and the chea...
FARMERS' AND SETTLERS' CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY, LIMITED. A SUCCESSFUL HALF-YEAR. Butter Boxes.—Controlling the Wheat Market. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
FARMERS' AND SETTLERS' GO OPERATIVE SOCIETY, LIMITED. A SUCCESSFUL HALF-YEAR. Butter Boxes. — Controlling the Wheat Market. It is particularly gratifying to Mr. Samuel J. Oxley, the general manager of the Farmers' and Settlers' Co-operative Society, Ltd., that he is able to report a thoroughly satisfactory half-year's business. If the company's operations go on expanding as they promise at pre sent, and Mr. Oxley gets the increased butter producers, it will not be long be fore his inherited deficiency is wiped out. Mr. Oxley, it may be explained, joined the organisation, which developed from the pioneer co-operative society in this State, at a time when, things did not look at all promising. The society had got into low water through the drought, and an unforutnate commercial trans action which led it into law, and the loss of a few thousands, and it fell to Mr. Oxley to do something to restore confidence in the institution. Mr. Oxley took the management in October, 1904, after fift...
ONE FOR "LANDHOLDER." [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
ONE FOR 'LANDHOLDER.' By 'Wombat.' Just a word of enlightenment to your correspondent 'Landholder,' whose argu ments are certainly not on Socratic lines. 'Wombat' does not own a large estate; he owns a very small one — so small, in ,„ deed, that his land tax is paid in a 'silver cheque. He is not writing in the inter ests of any one section of landholders, but of all. He is not opposed to a fair and reasonable xaiiu litjiauuu, suui oo »e ii«yv. at the present time, buVhe is dead against the ' shilling-in-the-pound ' taxation, which would be legalised robbery, and a first step on the road to Utopia, where all lands and all the instruments of produc tion will be in the hand.s of the Labor 'bosses.' Had your correspondent fol lowed the evidence of the ' Lands Com mission, especially that portion dealing with the alienation of Crown lands dur ing the Crick regime, the light of know ledge might have dawned on his inert 'grey matter'— why there were '400 dis appointed applicants at the No...
LIVE STOCK REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 9th MARCH, 1906. AT FLEMINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
LIVE STOCK REPORT FOR WEEK ENDING 9th MARCH, 1906. AT FLEMINGTON. Sheep. — 19,513, including 2350 lambs, were yarded for the week. This being the shortest supply we have had for some considerable time cause the values to ad vance all round, and in some instances there was fully zj- advance on previous rates. Best crossbred wethers sold from 17- to 216; good from 15 -; ewes from 14/6 to 17/4. Merino wethers sold rrom 14/- to 19- for best; 'others of medium quality sold from 7.0 to 16/2. The bulk forward averaged 13/-. Lambs. — The market was a dear one, and best sold from 12/- to 18/-, others cheaper. Cattle.— r 752 yarded, comprising all qualities, with a few extra prime, and as supply was short, prices advanced fully 10/- per head. Best beef may be quoted at 23/- per ioolbs. Bullocks sold from ,£S, to £.\\jsh; steers from ,£6; cowst best, made from .£6/15/- to £0; medium from £a/wI-. ?
MARKET REPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
MARKET REPORTS. Wheat.— English advices show no im provement at Mark Lane, and the local markets continue exceedingly dull, and business is difficult to effect with any de gree of satisfaction to either buyer or seller. A slightly better enquiry was manifested from several quarters at the close of the week, but little business re sulted. The Melbourne and Adelaide markets show the same unprofitable con dition as obtains in Sydney, and quota tions at all three centres are nominally on a par. The recent rqins throughout Riverina will restrict deliveries to a large extent, as farmers will now turn their at tention to preparing for the new season, and on many farms all available teams will be occupied in ploughing and break ing up new land. A noticeable feature in connection with the Australasian wheat trade has been the large shipments from Victoria and South Australia as compared with New South Wales, as shown by the following sum mary of shipments for the season : — Equivalent From W...
THE POULTRY FARMERS' CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY, LTD. Report Friday's Auction. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
THE POULTRY FARMERS' COOP ERATIVE SOCIETY, LTD. Report Friday's Auction. Eggs were scarce, only 100 boxes being available; i/si to i/6£ for best brands. Pullets' eggs, 1/4*; duck eggs to 1/5*. Friday's sale of poultry was the largest ever held by this Company, fully 2000 head of poultry passing under the ham mer. Cockerels were in good demand up to 6/1 per pair. Inferior and half grown sorts sold well. Muscovy ducks were very plentiful, and suffered a sharp decline. Ducks, 2/5 to 3/-; drakes, 4/.- to 5/2. . English and mule clucks, 3;- to 3J7 Very few prime old hens were present, 2/4 to 3/- pair. A fine lot from Single ton, 3/3 pair. , . 'Turkeys extremely scarce ; prices high. Suckers, 4/3 to 6/-. . ,
AT CITY YARDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
AT CITY YARDS. Pigs. — 1560 were penned, the bulk of which were porkers and rough pigs. Prime quality of all classes sold dear. Backfatters sold from 30/- to 70/-; bacon ers from 34/- to 50/-; porkers from 10/ to 33/6; suckers from 2;6 to 6/-; stores from '5/- to 25/-. _ Calves.— 358 penned, the bulk of which were vealers and yearlings. Small calves were scarce, and sold well. Yearlings made from 50/- to 76/-; vealers from 30/ to 45/-: calves, good, from 13/- to 25/-; small, from 6/-.
GREEN BONE FOR FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
GREEN BONE FOR FOOD. Green bone contains the natural juices, and is not only soluble, but is food. It contains lime for the shell of the egg, nitrogen for the white, a proportion of oil and fat, and also serves as grit. There is nothing which can approach it as food for poultry, so far as a combination of excellent materials for egg formation is concerned. Bear in mind, though, we cllSU UUIUIUI lU^UllllUUllU yiUUJUU - UUllU , there is quite a difference between green cut bone and ground bone. The one is ground, and the other is cut with knives. The bone contains adhering meat and combines flesh 'and bone, forming ? ele ments which make the complete chick. Groud bone becomes hard' and brittle, having lost the natural solvent by evap oration,, but green bone is readily dissolv ed when eaten, and is also the most econ omical of all foods. A pound of cut bone will be an excellent allowance for sixteen hens, or an ounce for each hen per day. This is cheaper than corn, and has the advanta...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
YOU WANT TOP PRICES FOR YOUR FRUIT DON'T YOU P It malt os all tlio dilVoronce sometimes to whom you ?end it. NBXtthno TRY THE GROWERS' AGENT, F. H. G. ROGERS, FRUIT SALESMAN (Established 1890). I guarantee Personal Attention, the Highest Manket Value, and Prompt Cash Remittance. References: Commeroial Bank of Australia, Ltd., or The Editor, ' The Farmer and Settler.' Address : FRUIT EXCHANGE, 8YDNEY. WRITE MB A LINE NOW. . THE NATIONAL RABBIT DESTROYER. An automatics, meohanical derioe for ejeoting poison on to the fur of rabbit*. A» deadly as a gun, always loaded and pointed, nerer miaiea. No hush fires, no phosphorous, no birds killed, no stook poisonod, Qtilok, offootive, oheap. Fur can be utilized. Good for the Pastoralist, Settler, or Trapper. Full particulars, price, etc, from tho Sole Agonts for Now South Wales— ? G. EASON & GO., 10 P.O. Chambers, 114, Pitt St., Sydney. i i
THE GARDEN. CHEAP AND SHOWY FLOWERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 14 March 1906
THE GARDEN. CHEAP AND SHOWY FLOWERS. Last week we mentioned a few of the most popular and showy among the hardy annuals, but those noticed by no means exhaust the list. One of the com paratively recent introductions is Arctotis Grandis. The flowers are single white, inclining to lavender, of good size, and are produced in abundance. The petals have a delicate metallic sheen or lustre which is very striKing. 1 nougn lacKing perfume, they last a long time in water, and close tightly up as evening ap proaches, but unfailingly reopen with the appearance of daylight. * * * Yet another family not nearly so widely known as it deserves to be is the aster, of which a catalogue before us lists twenty varieties. We saw some of these charm ing flowers a few days since in a garden at Ashfield, and found them so attractive that, forgetting our manners, we leaned across the fence to admire them. They arc to be had in a wide range of colors, and of various habits of growth and size, and shape of bl...
BRANCH REPORTS. TO BRANCH SECRETARIES. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 21 March 1906
BRANCH REPORTS. I TO BRANCH SECRETARIES. a Secretaries will kindly note that hence i forth, unless specially requested, we will 9 not be sending- them more than a single 1 copy each week. We have a very large I list of names compiled, between 70,000 I .and 8o,ooo, and our desire is to have the I paper brought as speedily as possible I under the notice of each farmer and set I tier in the list* Several of our people I .advise they are receiving more than one I copy, whilst others are advising from I cnmo district'; that th'p.v arp. not receiving 1 any, so we think that if will ensure cor I rect delivery and avoid duplication if the 1 distribution is made direct from this I office. We will only be too pleased to 1 send on extra copies at any time to secre ?4 traies who require them. Members of If branches who desire to become regular if subscribers will observe the subscription . form on page 16. If they will kindly fill this in and forward either to the General Secretary or any branc...
TALLEWANG. SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 21 March 1906
TALLEWANG. SCHOOL HOLIDAYS. The Tallewang Branch of the F. and .S. Association has referred the following resolution to the Executive for considera ftiori at next General Conference :— 'That thei Minister for Education be requested to have all the school holidays in the Western District amalgamated, and the I said holidays , to take place during1 the hottest months, with the exception of a fortnight at mid-winter, abolishing faster and Michaelmas holidays.' The reasons advanced for the desired change are that - the continually recurring holidays inter rupt the children's studies, and a week is of no service to a teacher in the West, to go by train for 'a holiday; also, that the parents of the children are entitled to .a say in the matter.
OUR VETERINARY COLUMN. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 21 March 1906
OUR VETERINARY COLUMN. By B. B. Loel, M.M.C.V.S. 'Grazier.'' — From your description the growth is a 'schirrus cord.' It is originally caused by an inflammation of the spermatic cord, and may be brought about by cutting the cord too low down, thus exposing it, and allow ing the wound to become infected with germs or become bruised. All influ ences favouring pus formation and in flammation in the operating wound fav our development of schirrous cord. Such are too short an incision, and incision too far to one side or the scrotum, both of which conditions impede drainage ; too small a wound also favours strangu lation of the cord and formation of schirrous cord. The cause of the bleeding is owing to the number of blood-vessels in the part, and of it growing again to it not all being cast out. To stop the bleeding the blood vessels should be ligatured with anti septic ligatures, or if blood-vessels are small, searing with a red-hot iron. We will be pleased to hear of any difficult case...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 21 March 1906
E. ALLAN'S : Invaluable Horse Medicines --\ Allan's Splint Cure, a certain remedy for Splints and I** Ringbone, 3/0 per bottle : Gripe Drenob, 4/- per bottle ; L£ Worm Powdeis, 4/. per dozen ; Wound Lotion, 4/G per ? bottle; Cattle Drench, 4/- per tin. B Horse Boots of all descriptions made to order. 'Write I for Catalogue and Testimonials. Sole Address : ' E. ALLAN, 62 Story Street, Parkville, Victoria FIRST-GLASS DAIRY FARM JOHN A.. McKENZIE. has received instruc tions from MR. WILLIAM BURLEY to sell by auction at YOUNG'S HOTEL, ' OOPELAND, on SATURDAY, 2iat April, 1906 at 1p.m. 240. Acres O.P. Land.— 11 acres cultivation, all fenced with a 4- wire fence, divided into 3 paddocks, nearly all ringbarked, well grassed. Homestead, containing five rooms ; Dairy : baila. ' 320 AcreB Special Lease for Dairying Pur chase, 23 years to run, small area cultivation, fenced all round with a 4-wire fence, 270 acres ringbarked, well grassed. Ront payable to Government £7 IOs, per annum. Water su...
CLOSER SETTLEMENT. THE COROWA CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 21 March 1906
CLOSER SETTLEMENT. THE COROWA CONFERENCE. The conference promoted by the Corowa Closer Settlement League, and at which delegates from a number of the branches of the Farmers' and Settlers' Association attended, opened on Thursday morning, with an attendance of about fifty, the Mayor presiding-. Amongst the visitors were several mem bers of Parliament, including Mr. J. Per ry, President of the F. and S. Associa tion, who took an active part in the dis cussions upon the different subjects brought forward. The speeches were short and to the point, and the following resolutions deal ing with opening the lands, appointing a non-political board to carry out the pro visions of an Amended Closer Settlement Act, railway extension, &c, were pass ed:— 'That this conference urge upon the Government the' immediate necessity for making land available for closer settle ment in suitable districts throughout New South Wales.' 'That the Government be urged to amend the Closer Settlement Act, ...
CLOSER SETTLEMENT. THE COROWA CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 21 March 1906
CLOSER SETTLEMENT. THE COROWA CONFERENCE. By Richard Arthur, M.L.A. At Corowa you are up against the greatest political problem in New South Wales to-day. Around Corowa lie mil lions of acres crying out to be wooed by the plough so that they may bring forth of their abundance, while in the district are hundreds of skilled and unwearied toilers, whose only prayer is that they shall be allowed to enter upon the land, and produce wealth from it. It is a case of land, land, everywhere, but not a square toot tor a man unless He is pre pared to pay ,£5 or £b for each acre of it. The fathers have eaten of sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge. When the previous generation threw away lightly the land of New South Wales by auction sales, by selection before survey, by the winking at open and flagrant dum mying, and squandered the millions that came rolling into the consolidated rev enue, they gave little thought to the day when their children would go hungering* for the patri...
A WILLIS WILL CASE. QUEENSLAND SUPREME COURT APPLICATION. ABOUT A GRAZINC FARM. Comments of the Queensland Chief Justice. BRISBANE, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The Farmer and Settler — 21 March 1906
A WILLIS WILL CASE. ! QUEENSLAND SUPREME COURT I x APPLICATION. t ____— ABOUT A CRAZING FARM. Comments of the Queensland Chief Justice. BRISBANE. Friday. In the Supreme Court to-day, before the Chief Justice, Mr. P. P. Fewing-s appear ing- for Man* Willis, of Randwick, near Sydney, applied for probate of the will of Mrs. Mary Ann Jackson, late of Erskine j ville, near Sydney, deceased, to be grant ? ed to Mrs. Willis, sole executrix under the I will- * Mr. Fewings explained that Mrs. Willis I ) was the wife of Win. Nicholas Willis, ex « M.L.A. f !f The Chief Justice (looking up) : Rather n a well-known name. y Mr. Fewings: Yes, a very well-known name. The husband is not at present in Australia. The Chief Justice : No ; so I under stand. Mr. Fewings stated that the will was dated June 10, 189S. It bequeathed a grazing farm in the Cunnamulla district I to Mrs. Willis, as trustee for her son. As i Mrs. Willis resided out of the jurisdiction of the Court, the matter had been referred to...