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AN UNTRUTH EXPOSED. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
AN U'NTRIUTiH EXPOSED. -:0 Till: EI)TOR. Siti.-Wil! von allow tme space ill your valua?e'journiial to reply to the emiiilienlts iof the ldelahlde Obs.erer's correspondeilt re the rate of wages at Mliliir.i. 11e states the standiliard wage is 7s (l per ilay, anl this is to be re lueed to Os n I per day. This statement is not true ; tradesinrit in liis workshop are being paid accolring to their merits, nd somnne oftheim are i;making fromt 50s to (;6s per w''ek. It is true,.I believe, that one smith wans beinl I[idl ;t tlhe rate iImenitioned by the Ohsi'trrer'.q correspondent, lint there is ino daoubt lie was paid as limtchli as lie was \Worth. A good tradesmlanl would not -aork for that amount, nor wolil lie likely lie asked to do so. Swrite hlis. on behalf of my fellow workimen, a"I we desire to repudiate the talse statemibnts published in the Ob server ill illpstionl.-- [ a. &tC., Ti'lON.AS TIIEIIy, Blackisiithl, 3ildura Workshop. 3ildura, Inay, 23.
The Cultivator. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
The Cultivator. O, P'ItLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. TO CORRESPONI)ENTS. TillE CUt'ITI\'.orllt is deroted to tile interests of irrigatioh ,id intenC culture. It rotmandtl o.leial -,,orc.r of itftora:tial, its t uboo ribero are cordli:oty ilrvted to luake rqtliries olnmatter collllc: with theste osubjects. Cotlnstrications ittendedl for plblication and o11 cllloiries, shoeld Ite adtresoeo to TIt: EtDITOir of Tilt: Ct',.rtoooT .l...d, to secureo.tte.tio., st in every" case be accmllxauielp tile name aintd aldre of the writer, for tihe totisfartin oft tile ]0l'lOtl. o(,rreslcmients are trequestedI to Write o, oue a;ille tlly of the Itrotr, attd rothihg aulll |! inserted wh ich Itoes not reach the office beotre One o' C?ock, ptom., or Fri days. (.rresl*)dents are alotole retloutsible for the op]llinilo S thIey exprn-'.s. Rtejeoted jotters wil toint the returoed. Thts rle w ill sto adhered to. : tn o orrettlmndents are a,|ried to keelp cpties of their comlmunicuti ons.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
Special Ad-vcrtiscnllxnct. Olil:llS. S.\AXLANI. & IIAllilTT. STOCK AND STATION A G-E 1 T S, tUIIIUA. The Burra is a i rge central District for Suith Australia as well as a direct market for fNew South Wales. and the facilities offered fur the disposal of Stock makes this 3;arket the most favouralle one in Sounth Australia. an;d at wlhich large numliers of Sheep ;are disposed of at each 3lonthi l Miarket, as can 1se seen f Ilo the Firm's t'irculars which are scent throughout the Colonies. I1LDUIRA SiPORTS MEETING. R.\LINCI SiHEET, MAY 1|. 18,,. I,,-. C . .1. .e S. d. To subc ripti.ns i ies nr - el'lliti~?al t .... - l 0 G Li5it 49 .05510 0 I.. (SiN WA .. : i ll Paid W1.A. -' ~JAE, S 1an Hitl for iriiate sale. ( lllat, oi'F r wie. .. A 0ira .1- iuni t to ICiiniiic te PtACTICE ! h iT ( 9UESSION AT MIL' R 11lA. I_ CONY (; AYORDON, [1AES. I ec taltlcK ANDis I iAT IOPN AGENT ýrrra o!f Shi'p, adl C(little E dcct?.d. TolESSIn f 1and SlAING AllotmOOents at i l f hois I'IaOn I', -;SIO...
Grapes Affected with Blackrot. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
Grapes Aflecte? with Blackrot. Blackrot is one of the new vine diseases which have spread through Europe and America daring tihe last fe" years. Alivid brown spot upon one side of the grape is generally the first manifestation of the disease in question. This spot increases in size until the entire berry is of a uniGifm brown colour, imparting the aippearance of rottenne?s i although tihe fill! cltoul, and nearly the original tirnulnss are re tailed. As soon as this clhange has taken place, and often before its conm pletion, the part first affected assumes] a darker shalde, and minute, black pil?ples or postulcs, snialler than lhe Ihead of a pin, yet easily scen with the naked eye, roligihen t111 srface. At the same point the berry now begins to( lose its fulnoss, an irreglular depressioni appearn whici extcnds quickly into general withering of the beor,\- thel pimples mieanlwhile having nlltitpliedi so rapidly as to cover the entire surface. The berries now appear dryv, hard, shriv...
Our Melbourne Letter. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
O•?n 1Ielbourne Letter. -4~---- iFl i Or'0 OWN _',oiIttsitliNtir.) The c'ity has recently hben taling i: \tarm iitereslt in \ilurilt atflir.'s, with the reulet thalt much ls heen learned worlh bl\wing. What has )mine out .ill llt Ihe news to resildents ,tt o tlhe todel rolonh' lout they will he ':tl to tear th:tt thie outside pthulie are giet ing hihl o. correct informatiot. Ftlse etateniniits were circelate:l Ctiocert'loi" the rehlgtio of tile [esors tthieny to the 31Mhi'a chiooy, nid the.se have been piblicly reftted. Thi.ioverlleit ditt a ~Ipuhla thiln' I'"l 1 t iii 1 :1J.IO lgicelfC?. li ~ltO a ii tt-tI~itc-~l 1nl tettttt It il tIlt hut)II 'lli;ii when it i tll te iretr the ceitsittii- ll I male the .illu' -r l ei reemeti t whh1 3|e rrs( _ ]mll " ] 'ly D s,:-;. '] e (.)posl1.41 waf a 'o'lincly vered inl spiri - mul trlanceil round aIti tprepriatel-. t ihue;s ili\L - :1111( I itiuit Cut 1i ~ 11) 11.' tti( Il ciiiit~ic li~itiiili (tilt I itiii liii1 it III( is roig.l ahead, and cs...
Those Rabbits. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
Those Rabbits. l'Trwelre mntihs ago the Mlildla run " wa-n t, it o slouch" on rabbits. They .were i nl"ria:~d everywhere. They ierowdied the sheep off the back country. they oredt holesall over the lawl,. aking lit dktgerours to travel over, they'killied 'all the Ilnlcl'ergrotvtl and generally defied the governmlllllent. The pastoral tenants iwere driven out with Ithle other stoIk alll 31ilura , fronm being one of the most pro ductive a:r d payable lprperties on the Lower iMurray, becanme somenthing like a lluoe rabbit warren. All thIis is chan.d now. The ladvent of the Chalteyrs was the death-lkell of the rabbits. Arctive neasuires' were takei aIs sOllon as tile Leces sary aut hority to enter upon the iallnd was obtained. While tile groilild was damp ,o nas to favour the ioperatlions, by preventing the escape of the gas.ia gang of II menI was set to work to I;,.rftunle the rabbit burrows. The scent uied :was bhi-sulpllide of earlbon forced in byi a blast idirected through a inozzle...
CANNED TOMATOES. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
CANNEIDiTOMAT\OES. IhSis NaSn inIlS h'i- iir I\os u ICIi. cai to thiei cis. Iti 1iSi- Iice iittiiio wis 2 ii.ii.Tiii. slo -iir ii in ucrc-sic ct aitrlv half a -million cases in the seaon jutt. closed. The pack of last year was the largest since 1881, during which seaon it amounteld to 2,4:t,579 cases. The average econstut ptiot for tie UPniled States and Canada is albout 2.500."100 cases. Of the stales where this busi?ess is fcllowcd to an extentl, New Jersey takes 'ie lead with 6l43,99. cases. 31arlT lanl. Virginia and i 'eti sylvattia are put logetheir with 913,i13 cases- to their crelit. 'California cmeis next with 27-4,200 cases. Thisis i almost double the a:motunt paecked the lpecediltg year, when (Ihe total was ionly 1-1.00I cases. But when the caliabiilities of California soil :is a liproducer of Ioilto es are considered. the wonder is not that the output should laie been doubled. biut that it is nut lfour times asas rge as'it is; at present. The tomato-growers of the East ha...
QUANTITY OF SEED PER ACRE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
IC XNT'T orfu 1-1:1) ICII ACI8:. " 111,]181 5 .1.''"1121701 , 118,il ·iI1 I? ·IIL .\lxmg- pans . .... o CI 1,a sh, in dril,811111 Means, ol el, Liaft byOf U u8: 11 81r, 1,188lica 8lii Cc., llb .;ft .'licllle l . . 10 qalt Beetsand 1 n1 e r ri, 18I1 27211 81 I Cabbage 1181 Sll IIIme, d,. carots in- dr· .1 .. a Celery1 . heed' So::Tl :5111 .81 81e1e.8, plants, Oft b,,1- G 81 ..81 . ".S. 8r1. lI1Ive. whIl tel , t8h84 . '.818 (loer l n .. 1 1h, 118aer. red, withTlob . 1211 ,11 Pon gt . .. .. la 'R rl 1118 !IrI lllert, drilld·i . :.1 ,11 11,81', rilc ll .lll. . .. . 1. 1i i lr,. l Timo thyI' vlmllioil l torll a ll..l.811 3lI'' t'r, pl;allr, ?f in il, at1.' i ii 1).1.,.. 21 'luc 1'.ua j,, ir~ll drill, ^21 ~11 311;i I'tttu 'b' , i bil.,Fft y 5 1 2 ,1, itt Parsleyl, in rrillsi . ., al in drlb~ill:, ,beet ,eelct ·I 2 1, Owl Tanlit,, in d lrills, al aitis 1Io1,ItA l 1'ean brnaea, t .. .. It bthou Potal~to es .. .. S b * · ·· :C' ltadi~hfu dril, 21t . .. dul live, It~tro ad~t .. .. 121,::ch
Water and Wit (Not Watery Wit.) [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
Water and Wit (Not Watery Wit.) \ohe . tlhjl Itt'ooofevstartdI the tin htticttaN.tlihe thourer rojit hiefo silt en11(· (11 L·II iialllrit the report )11\· t the ile .tppiyo':s Iloieie o ther lbl~cl in ottII1 ttI 1( XIC11101 101 iC.0~ it 11 ti .ot; c I ' llr o. a i glo ll i., Ir~ii"! 1'.I11100Žll ~OhIO ~lisonohohl o1lltI tolllcl u 1'1; 1 1 oI1III~iIIV so]11I Bapt.Ilst 1. liodeel. o111pcin h ply t .i tiumel(.llin; under lilt- st \~ealt :ill(] acr oss:1 011"111 IŽ1111tt1Ž e1 Itle wthoi tltCish 011000 IIIrni 110ut -int;to a thiotoh sii~o 13ttl i s 1111 itti tel . littit er a1111Ž te the11 'th Tl o 11t. 1th hho tlivccllhl hril Itucci eIt ctrl c11101 otbo 1 ol 1Ito Ihiololt 11 lettoe was to t lIt. 'till te iiOtOle owtc Ilma de t101e ohe of0 th 1io11111 thotte IItoholo hh~c llcihlingf Ito0110111 llld~sotilh till 111111 It 11h1011101a thorm Oths veryog t Otitor at" troll! ttia tloe Ipo li0 bob to got lt the htltO. The1110110 Lo 11 Lalth delive 1d . 1hi unto m hand, 'tsai Mr10ll~t George1 11...
An Irrigation Colony. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
Ain Irrigation Collony. nily a fe\\i years ago (says a resident of ]tttiwanda) two or thrce raillnh houses iclere all the miark s of ,u hiti'lin to lie foulll1id between Poolllla nlo ii alan l3ernardinoi, a istance of ,ver 30 miles. One of these iwas tie hlome ofi Captain Glarcia, about midway between the two places. The ranch coveredl ablout 1i000 ccres, all, was iprincilplly dlevotel to sheep raising. The assessed v'alue was alun t hidt per scre, and it was diilienttt to get 1)(re hliant 7"eK per ICre rent from the sheep I1Ce1. Somec live years ago Miessrs George alnd Williuni Chaifey colcieited the idea of developing the water supply, which wa1 and is it line streimn il the mountains, but which, when it reached tile i'riuchi i dry ftiles through all opeill diteh. could have been rii tlihrough a clay pilpestenl without endangering the ronveyance. These men, no10w so well ntown in Southern California, accord ingly purchased the ranch andl the can yon stream pilroperly elonging to i...
Mail Arrangements. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
Mail Arrangements. Mails close at MIildura for -? Melbourne S Swan lll 1 On Sundays, Tues B erang days, and Thurs 'Euston days at 6.30 a.m. And intermediate places Wentworth Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Adelaide J Saturdays, 1.0 p.m. Mails close at Melbourne for Mildusa. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Satur days at 5.45 a.m. The Mildura mails arrive at the General Post omce on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 11.10 p.m. MIelbourne mails are due at Mildurn on Tnes days, Thursdays, and turdays at 3.30 Ip.m.; the time allowed for tmnsit behing about 58 hours.
IN THE PAST. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
IN THE PAST. And our fancy fondly linger'd in that past our soul everees, When man's life was nurs'd by nature in patri arehal years When the field, the forge, the study, claim'd no life-exhausting toil, And the sons of men liv'd simply, from the kindly nature soil; Growing here a grove of date-palmn , gannering there a little grain, Faring frugal, sleeping soundly, living lives that laugh'd at pain. Strong and nactice, tough nnd tireless, open hearted, kindly-soul'd, Such as poets lov'd to picture in the far-off age of gold When the rainbow-pinioned seraphs found a lower heaven on earth, As they liv'd and lov'd euraptur'd with the brides of moral birth.
The Colony System. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
The Colony System. -o The colony system will be a prominent feature in the development of a higher knowlcdge of land culture, andi the growth of the most important cultural industries. It will also be the leading feature in tending to a more equal disposal and owncrship individually of the land. Thcn, again, those desiring available spots to make homes will find they are not invited to live in unsettled districts, cut off from all society and comforts of civilisation, where seclusion and isolation prevail. The colony system will be the means of bringing together education and refinement to the permanent settle ment of wealth and culture. If health be the object sought for, rest, pure air, invigorating climate, combined with per feet freedom, surroundcd by features of attractive interest, must prove magnetic to the thinking and observant man. It means the retirement and charm of rural vith the available society, advantages, and interchange of city life. The com munion of minds of a h...
USEFUL RECIPES. POT-ROASTING A ROUND. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
USEFUL IECIPES. (Br Q.) MOT-ROASTiNG A ROUND. Writers pon lhousekeeping fre quently mention the pot-roast as a good Imethlod of disposing of the round of beef, but not all of our readers, per haps, know how this is made. The following are the directions to iprepare and cook it :-Take a round of beef fresh, firm, and sweet, and sprinkle salt and pepper on it, after whllich roll it up and wind enough twine or coarse thread around it to keep it in shape. Plut a lmp of butter or beef fat in a hot stewpan with one or two sliced onions. When the onions turn brown put ill the meat, and turn from side to side until it has changed colour, then pour on enough cold water to cover but not to drown. When the water boils add a little hot water, and thicken and season the gravy to taste. If put on to cook soon after breakfast it will melt in your month lw dinner time. lere are a few recipes that miay prove worthy of trial : BEEF HOLLS. Beef rolls are strips of tender round steak with a stmall piec...
RHYMES. UNITY IS STRENGTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
RHYMES. UNITY 1S STRENGTH. Give forth the joy! Fire round on round ; And make the cannons roar, As nptriotic cheers resound From mountainotop to shore! Australia's natal day we keel- A hundred years gone by. Your banners aave o'er land and deep, Uldifted to the sky! Ot drink her health on this great day In bumpers of her wine ; Ald pray to Cod her spirit may For ever rise end shinc? Let music stir Australian hearts That throb with Irtriots' nual, To fedemte the various Inrts In one rannonions whole ; That she, in policy, may act Wlth nise, concerted plan, And use that.union's strength compact That concord gives to narn. Curs'd be the traitor who would sow Dissension's seeds around, Or cause dark discord's tares to growe In fair Aultrlian grond 'Tis unity tihat Iower gives ; And let all traitors ken Australia for her children lives, And hates vile, selfish men. The Intriot's heart and mind must move, And rule our Southent lands; Then honour's deathless deeds will prove We build not o...
"Take-all" in Wheat. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
"Take-all" in Jlh7eat. -0 At the instance of the secretary for Agriculture Messrs T. K. Dow, Robt Dodd, and A. 3MNaughton in December, 1887, visited Korong-vale to report on an outbreak of blight in the wheat crops growing there. The disease had been observed in the district for several years, and during the past season had spread over a much larger extent than before. The history of the affected crops was that they had been sown upon new soil. They had progressed fairly until the wheat was out in car, when the plants began to fade, until ultimately they withered and decayed, leaving the soil quite bare. Dressings of bone dust ap peared only to increase the disease. On examination the subsoil was found to consist of a mixture of granitic sand and clay. The opinion of the three experts mentioned is that the disease was most probably "Take-all," which had been caused by the deficiency of some neces sary elements of fertility in the soil. The samples of wheat affectetd were subsequentl...
The Chinese Question. [Newspaper Article] — The Mildura Cultivator — 26 May 1888
The Chinese Question. ·-4--- At a meeting of the Executive Coun cil held at the Treasury, Melbourne, on Saturday afternoon, a set of regulations restricting the entrance of Chinese to the colony was drawn up and agreed to. A special supplement of the Govern ment Gazette published that evening gives the regulations at length. In substance they are as follow : The Commissioner of 'Trade and Customs for the time being shall be the responsible Minister to administer the rules and regulations made, and the Collector of Customs is to be the regis trar of immigrants under the statute. All superintendents, inspectors, sub inspectors, and sergeants of police are to lie appointed assistant registrars of inmuigrants under the regulations. The said registrars of immigrants are to in form themselves carefully of the arrival or intended arrival of any such immi grants (Chinese) in any port or place in the colony of Victoria, and they are to lie responsible for the due carrying out and enforcement...