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DAMAGE TO PINE CREEK RAILWAY. DARWIN, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
DAIAGE i'O PINE OREEK RAILWAY. * DARWIN, Wednesday. SRain -. is tjl1 falling in Darwin, two inclhes 'hbaviug been registered for the p ]st 24 hours. At Birock's Creek 180 points fell, ·but no returns are in from Pine Creek, -the telegraph line having been brbken down. Thiere are six. washwavs on the Darwin to.t jne Creek railway. lThe first is two miles beyond tAdclaide River statioi, and there are four in the jicinity of Grove Hill, while the sixth is at Boombera sta tion. TIhe damage will take some tine to repair, aid it is doubtful whelher railway communication can be re-establi.shed to Pine Creek in less than a ifortnight. :Th'le winds and rains experienced here are an extension of the north-west mon soon, whioh has broken in Jwva.
109 AT BROKEN HILL. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
100 AT BROKEN TULL. BROKEN IILIW.--Tlhe heat is still. exeessive. Tile offci?al].. shade temIper;ature recor'ded on .Wed eE~day Was 109.5 deg., the hightest for the sea son. Several fresh eases of minor heat apoplexy occurred; and two patients were admitted to tile hospital.
5508.—HALF-SQUARE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
5508.- -IALF-SQ.UAIE. 1. This means looking hard and long, With earnest gaze-both right and wrong. 2. Behold a garden fruit that grows In clusters brighter' than the rose. 3. To gather wealth the third implies, One lauds the act while one decries; 4. Another garden fruit we eat, For jam and wine it can't be beat. 5. A pronoun thi possessive case., But ne'er applied to human race. G. 'r, i· r'c;ns ref,:al fraughllt with care, But oft it rescues frpm despair. 7. The last a letter hard and soft. In ringing sounds 'tis heard full" oft.
ROUGH WEATHER NEAR THURSDAY ISLAND. TWO LUGGERS LOST. THURSDAY ISLAND, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
ROUCH WEATHIER NEAR THURISDAY ISLAD. TWO LUCG(EI' " LOST. *TH.URSDAY ISLAND, Monday. The steamer 'ash'nian has resumed .he, voyage, proceeding .to Sourabaya on Sun day afternoon after repairs had been car ried out. \While bherthed at the jetty damlage was discovered on the po.t side between the chocks and the keel, in tbe forehold, where the rocks had made a jagged rip. It was repor'ted on Saturday that three luggers had been lost in the recent heavy weiLthier, but one so. reported is known now to be safe. (ine went ashore on the reef near Naghir, and the other was swamped, having her hatchways uncovered. The men were picked up by another ketclh. lcThe hoats were returning for shelter at the time.
A LONG OVERLAND DRIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
A LONG OVERLAND DRIVE. A Newcastle correspondent Writes:-On Thursday last M.iss Irene Una Harris and Mr. Jack Castle Harris, of Mayfield, left Newcastle with the intention of driv ing to.?Mildura, on the Murray River, a dis tance of about 800 miles. In a couple of months' time thcy -vill be joined at tMil dura by their brother, 1Mr. Walter Kilroy Hiarris, F.R.G.S., in t.he course of a drive from Adelide to Brisbane,. and the three overlanders will tlhen set out to continue their journcy right across New South Wales from the Murray Riiver to the Queensland bordlei ad on to Brisobane. The Darling River will be .lcft at Wilcannia for a cut across co.untry to Brokncu :Ilill arid White Cliff. M-:aking back to Wil eannia, the river will be followedcas fari as M3ungindi, when the travellers will once more l'eave it--to Ihead for (bharvleville. From the great stock centre in south-west Queensland, trhe journey will be continued to Brisbane, and back to Newcastle along the North Coast distri...
SEVERE DUST STORM IN THE [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
SEVERE DUST STORM IN THIE Thlle stretch of delightful weather which has been experienced since, tlhc new yeitr commenced was broken on VWednesday, when squally winds blew from the north and north-east. A- close, muggy diy was fol lowecd -by an oppressive evening. A few minutes !before 8 o'clock iihe wind grew strong and - choppy, and there wnas every inldication of a down pour of rain. But the only 'inrme-: diate change- was in the forin of a dust storm, the most severe t.hat' has been ax-. perienced for. a considerable time past. For fully half mln hour tihe wind continued to chop about, and tle air was filed withfll dense elmlcds or dust. 'lThe city and. sub'unbs were soon envecloped. The dust. found its way into houses and shops, xxhich had been thrown open to cool down after the heat of the day. In the city the discom for.t cf those who were unfortidnate enough t-o be in the streets was aecentuated on account of the swirling clouds of sand whlieh were lifted 'rol m tile mwin tho...
CONSUMPTION OF WATER. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
CONSUMPTION O~ W?ATER.. The huge consumption of water which has taken place in Melbournc as tiJhe result of the recent spell of hot weather has led to the Metropolitan 3oard of Works' officials drawing lip an iuteresting .state ment dealing with the past year s sup plies. It is shown that Melbourne re.idents during 1913 drew on the rescrvoils, to the remarkable extent of 15.199,008,000 gallons, i~hich is the ]argest yearly consumption on record.. In 1912 the consumption figures were 14,116,461,000 gallons which was 1.083,207,000 gallons less. Sixty-three per cent. of the water used ]ast year was con veyed to Mlelbourne by the Maroondah aqueduct, and the balance was drawnv fr'om the Yan Yean reservoir. t'o cope with the increased demand for water, the" O'Sha nassy aqueduct is being rapidly pushed on, although practically complered. Only the upper section, covering .10' "iles, between Warburton and. the weir, ierimains to be dealt with. About 3! milesi of this is near ing.comipletio6n...
FORECASTS. (Issued at Noon Friday, 9th January.) [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
FOREOASTS. (Ttued at Noon Fridayv, 9th Ja1nury.) V.(ITOIl:A.--GcfneI'v "Ifne ' with variable, itl-ding northerly, winids; and riIing tempera tures. WISTSPiN AUSTIRIJT:A.--Fine, with S.W. to 8.E. winds south ot tropic, -except fo? light. -lhowerVs on tiCe sotth cojl . Unsettiled, owith rian and t11hunder storms ·to ihe morort. Stormy on Ihe nort'h-wt coast. SOUTHI AUS'TRAll dA..-A - Fine...Varialle wids and lieingl teneraltures. • A - tItalldcly . t h thunder stOlri.s later'. QUdI'tNSiLAIND.---ine, .but c.oudy and sul;lry generally. lore isol]ted tliiundi r storms in tlhe touth-east. N VEW, SOUTIH WTALES.--Fin4L 1n!. 11n to ]ot, 'wilh variable w intld,. 0tore showers , wi.h thunder o;torlms, in the nortIh-east. T.AiS.1AlNTA.--'ine, but cloudy, andl Warmer, with variahble 55ndb. OtIhAN FOIRlEtCAST.--Ir-hi d' S..W. wVids and sqqualls ill wectern Bigh:!, working eastsward No dsata from nor~th-wc5t coas t, prloaibly iloghl,.
DAIRY HERD TESTING. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
DAIRY HERD TESTING. Sir,-As a reader of "The Leader," one can admnire the persistent way it keeps pegging- away at that all important subject, herd testing. Th ncw Minister for -Agriculture has an opportunity .in this:of doing a great work, that would plau after him f.r -all time. 'Thousands of pot:ndi sterling ,ould be--saved annually to ? ? e and the praducer. Let the Miri pV s I Liurs, 8per head of -~ictorisst a w w bsi, ihe: same tim:e -know th ' hehir "htrli-.p c :o be instrnmental in ' 1hat standlard oni thrld orr its prese to - .... wqli can he undertakle?-'You .,, Loolarra, 2ith - IDeee c.
FRAME HOUSE REPRODUCED IN CONCRETE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
FRAMEHOUSEREPRODUCED INGCONCRETE Concrete joists, clapboairds, window frames, &c., were used in the construe tion of a reinforced concrete house which was built just like a frame- structure in Los Angeles, Cal., recently. All the parts of a frame house were reproduced in con ;rote and put; together with nails or whirc as if made of wood. The joists and tim bers, reinforced wivhl twisted iron rods; were fastened togethelr with sockets and pins. Thinner cement boards were st~rength ened with wire mesh and provided With nail holes so that they could be nailed to strips of wood wired on the joists. The. parts were east in moulds at the building site to save transportation. Much less ma terial was relquircd .than for solid poured walla . • ....., - . . ..1... . . .... -.?
DUAL QUALITY SHORTHORNS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
DUAL. QUALITY -SHORTHORS , An -American cattle. breeder, Mi·. Thomas Shaw. has been visiting Great Britain, and he expresses .the opinion. that the breeders of dairy Shorthorns in Englanid are cer tainly to be .congratulatead on thse uceesd that they have reached in :the past in main' taining the dual qualities in this anmost popular breed. In the volume .recently is?ued containing the milk records made by animals of the :breed, the pertormapge of 243 pure bred cows is given :The aver age durdtion of the -hlctation pertod cov ered by these cows is 294' days. The average produdtion p-r cow was ~5t8.8S lb. of milk. Of .thee eighteen cows gave from 10,000 to 13,C00 lb. of .m .lk. These.records in .the line of milk produc tion are exceedingly creditible, burt itney do not in all instances giv-e the returns from the cows for t!he entire lactation pcir iOd. The record simply includes tlhe -milk produced in the year beginning witih 1st October, 1911. The averages obtained are there',ore un...
CLIMATIC SEE-SAWS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
S CLIMATIC SEE-SAWS, In the survey of the earth's climates ccrtain arcas lhave been provisionally dc tcrnlineicd by the meteorologists, which are The Evening HIour. vweather breeders, or more menteorologicallv -centres .of action. For example; there is a eentre of action in the Nor:th Atlantic whbidlshifts its po'si.ion from time to time, and the shift of which determines thle path of the cyclonic areas hbred by it, or ibred in its neighborhood. Tlihe next thing which meteorologists have to determine are the causes which produce this shlift in the posi tion of the centre of action. If that could be done a step wouhld Ce taken to forecast itg the general path of the cyclones which dlrift across the Atlaitid to Europe, and, for e-ample, sometimes hit and sometimns miss tile I.ritish Isl'nds for periods of mnontlhs together. Some progress in this inquiry has been made by the discovery of certain see-saws of wcatllher between ereas widely separated on the globe; and thlese correspondenc...
SOUTHERN TASMANIA. Hobart. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
SOUITHERNi TAISMANIA [FROM OUR COORRES-PONDEll T: H?blart" During NXovember and December: the rairfall] on:Biruni bIland. was e'. satisfietory. thIt. all' vegettin on.or thle low-lying. ]m&tn is in a flourishing condition: ThreeIestea-in, ers.will cal1. at lobart this monlth to loaad wool :-for the. United K~ingdom and, Conti nental: ports. - One of them:is the Swedishl. steamer Indhianie,which will be the fiAS, ifrbm that country that has -loaded. at this port. Ini the official r eport abLout ,the State's rainfall for 1913 it .is shown that, with the :.exception .of the west coast, tfhe fall. was Ibelow the. average. On thie -east. coast one: or two stations received ?li ttleo more than half the -usual fall. A. feature· was the drynesss o-tthe autumn and Iwiiter, months, that. of May bein-dg espeially' mnarkable. I:t was.i:thi ves falt in"tlii thra p_-ticular month einre 1843. -Sinall. tui-t p:hing ,.has, commeniced, the general pay foi tIhe labor being .7 per 100 .lb- A ar...
THE SOUTHERN MALLEE. Kaneira. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
TlE~ SOTliERI rMALEEEL [PROM OUR: CORtRSPOyDENTn. Kaneiral 'The "inconvenience- to. bullocl teamsters who-draw wheat long.distances· and: rthen have to unload-parrt of tIre to-tal beeecirs the bridge will not weigh, the whole is consider abler and.comments .on the lack of proper. slhire supervision in respect to the eagaciyty of the bridges. are numerous. A --teamster brought 150 iags. to a private bridge re. ently, :and by: reason of the:- obsolet e and low limit character of the machme ie had to procure another waggon,. and shift fabout a, thi?d& of the-load oneo it. i Another di? - t·:ict bridge, with. a higher capacity, -is eon asidered incorrect by the buyers; . whi6o: i 8ome cases.. prefer weigling the .bags singty on. plttform scalsc, and in others will. ,ac knowledge on? tihe seaboard weights:· The farmer is entitled to absolutely corredtre turns, and those in authority should see Ithat he gets. tlhem The quality of the wheat being- delivered is up. to the: average:....
THE LITTLE DAUPHIN. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
THE LITTLE DPAUPHIN. SThe claim of the Naundorff family to be idecended from the little Dauphin--timhe royal child wjo was supposed to have died in the Temple prison after his parents, Louis XVI. and -Marie Antoinette, had been: guillotined-has been confirmed in the law courts. The Naundo'rff's, it will be re. called, are the descendants of a clock maaker,. niho maintained that he tras the Dauphin, that he had 'been rescued from the Temple, another child being substituted ,for him, and that his identity had been kept secret until it was safe to allow it tc be known. The Naundorffe now call them: * elves de Bourbon. SThe new decision was given on 26th No vember, when the Ninth Chamber gaw&lt; judgment in a suit 'brought by Louis Charles de. Bourbon and his brother. against the "Patrie"' for stating that thec aiad no right to. call thcmselves Bourbons IM. Rochefort, the editor of the "Patrie,' pleaded, to Ibegin with, that. the summons was null and void, 'being made in a falst...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
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