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A THOUSAND MILES OF RIVER NAVIGATION. HOLIDAYS ON THE MURRAY. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
A THOUSAND MILES OF RIVER NAVICATION. , ? ,,9- ..-- *? HOLIDAYS ON THE MURRAY. BY MIS1S A. HIOWE. -To many Australians this, the monarch of our rivers, remains little but a name, and thc outsider scarcely recognises the great part played by .the stream in the history making and development of Aus tralia. This great stream must be regarded rather as Australian 'thaln as the particular asset of any of the States, though the :destinies of South Australia seem to be more closely bound to it than-those of her eastern sisters; and it is with. this in view, perhaps, that the Tourist Bureau in Ailelaide is taking steps 'to make.the run up idr down thIe river by steam packet' a popular ttip. From Murray-bridge, South Augtralia, the traveller can book right through to Melbourne via the Murray, and can return by rail or steamer direct to Adelaide, or a return passage by st6amer can be'arranged, which occupies twelve days, giving the tourist' ample opportuni tics for seeing the splendid irrigat...
ANGLING. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
Among ies :many cther a'tractionl for .tour'a's the luffalo now provides exec?.ICtit trout fishing, Ithe fforts of the Fi hries an.l Game departmcnt, irntitute -in 190), having been sBuccesfuil in.stock it, the cold watet s of Lake Oatani a --:ilt .'rai- bw trout; At thl end -of last season a abnormal fi,h' was hooked, ,It vo . hed 51. lb. I Thc depart-. ment. officer; consider thiia growtlh ex.raobditiry. for what could Iio :ha:e :been more tha- a .four yv'ars ol fEh, ,the high altitude and low..tempca. tur cof-the lakbe- )ing considerel. UinfortunatelyV ticise fa~tom prevent the f-sh from brev.diing, ari:, in. order to maintain a Foarting' .pply, "it ,is neceseary to- liberalte 1503.: to 2030. year.ing~ each year,'at considerable expense. This polity is to be continued, it having been dcnovs.traie'il th!:t "fry" does not survi-ve tlie josl-rcyy to tl(e .Buffalo.
HOLIDAY FRUIT SUPPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
- OLIDAY FRUIT SUPPLY. Fruit, which constitutes an importan part of the fare in tlhe majority of house lholds during 'the summer season, and espe cially during the ,festive season just past lhas been a more tlhan usually expensin luxury this year, and, while there has beer a satisfactory demand, the shortage of sup ply and consequent high prices have,. acne cording to statements of prominent mer' chanlts, resulted in the Christmas market not being as good as in previous years The dearth of peaches, due mainly to 'thc cold weather experienced in October and 'November, has been particularly marked, and prices have been so high as to practi cally place this popular hot weather fruit beyond the means of the average house holder 'Choicestl; quality pcaC!es hhive rcalised as muchl as 20(/ per' case at Victoria Market, iwhiile second quality have sold at 8/ to 10/ per case, and best quality have been retailed at 8d. and 9d. per lb. During the last few days, however, prices have de c!ined c...
BEEKEEPING OPPRESSIVE REGULATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
EEKE EN G OPPRESSIVE RECULATPTONS. Atention has .recntly been ca'Ve:, bi some disabilities under which bee ft rncrL who are located .in State forestls tisuffe.'. The bee farmer is allowed a "site" ora ' cla tion," whichl consists of all the trees with in a radliu.s of a mie from ,his bee I) ie, BUit thie bee house must be only a hut 'It, must not consist of more than tbo rooris- on(l for the farielcr and one for the honIvy. The bce farmer is warned that he must on no account build a permanent residence on his site, or in fact any decent residence s; all. IThe conlsetluc.e is that young ntix who have embarked in this industry ass unable to marry, although the 'lonelincss of their surroundings makes domestic like seem very desirable. The fencing in of a piece of land for a 'paddock or garden is also subjected to severe restrictions. Every bee farmer must have a .horse, and of course a yard is a necessity. After muea wwriting and wrangling tile department agreed to have "two acres" fen...
CARDENING NOTES. THE FLOWER GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
CGARDENICG IIOTES. THE FLOWER GARDEN. The flower beds and borders are now requiring pIlenty of water, but not in the form of frequent light sprinkling, which merely compacts tihe surface without reach ing the deeper roots. Take the garden in sections and water a portion of it eachl day, stirring the soil with :ho or fork as soon as it has lost its stikiness. Evening is .the best time to apply water, as there-is time during the night for it to oak in, whereas a great deal is lost by. evaporation when the w atcring is done early in t?tie day. On no accounlit shoidd 'flowrering plaints be allowed to seed; dead flowers must be picked off regularly, .and then sucibl plants as pent~temon,, antirrhinum, and pansy will continmie to flower freely. The life of the sweet pea can also be greatly prolonged b. attention in this respect. Flowering is. to some extent weakening to the plant, but tlhe maturing of seed is much more so. It must be remembered that the principal fuiction of a plant-its o...
GOLF NEWS AND NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
BY NIBLICK. NEWS AND NOTES. The halidiiy tournaments at Warrnainlboo anwm Por .Fairy were rrost successful gatherings, and attracted a, large. number of hmetropolitan golfers. AmoriugE the players was Ivo .Whitton, the open jcham?pion, who easily disposed of a .large field in thei Port-' Fuiry scratch Bogey event. Whitton came in 8 up, the nearest of his opponents being J.. A. -ALcod (Royal Melbourne), I down. In the Port Fairy. championship, on the following rday, decided by 18 holes stroke play, Whitton however had to .take second pTa.e, Jas. Robert son. the Western district player, who went rountd in S2; beating him. by. a stroke. A. B. Speeding, by consistently, good -play, has been keeping the Royal Melbourne handicappcr very busy recently. He has now been reduced to the 7 mark, but this weight did not stop..lim, as last Saturday he tied: for the- January medal Swith D. Clark. The latter had. a stroke at. 4 b-holes. Speeding receiving 5 strokes. Each fuiished sscuare. Speteding...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
A "Pelirtaion" Enema is one of the - b eest means of securing perfect - hhlth. Its proper use keeps the -system elean and free from im. S purities, thereby wnrding off many an attack of illness-saving pounds S a iDocir'e Bills and Me.dicinesao. Longmore's offer the beastvalue in Australia. You can depend on getting an easy, comfort* Lolgimore'S able Truss, giving just the necessarysupport. When ordering, give the length round tho Perfection Enemas ysician's .ntisplic, ne. 1, 7/B body in inches, taken just below the top o . the hip bones. - Perfootion - Noe. 2, 5/6 ore . g|,aranteed to be perfectly The People's Truss, Pest Free, Single 5/6 onnud new gloods. not perished in * No. 3, 4/* .,,, ,, ,,c D.u~Ie 7/6 the least. They are remerkablo Post Free. The People's .rt, 1 . 1/ alue anl i ehould bLe i every lhome Sould ho In every HOlfebofH .The Perfet, Leather Cfovred, Poet Free, Single' 7/ ,, Deoul 10/" The Adjustablo, Perdet Fitting, Ceia-? . ........ fortable Screw A sting, Snto. 12/...
RAISIN DRYING UP TO DATE. THE WIRE NETTING RACK SYSTEM. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
RAISIN DRYINGC UP TO DATE, THE WIRE NETTING RACK . . ,0. SYSTEM. ,, . [BY OUR IIQRTICULTURAL REPORTER.] Tlhe use of artificially heatcd buildings, 'r kilns, for drying raisins is not unknown in other countries, bhlut we have evolved a system of natural curing in specially con structed sheds which is quite without pre cedent, and, judging from tlhe way it is gaining ground, may rightly be claimed as the Australian system. Commenciing with some tentative experiments at M1ildura about fore' years ago, rack drying quickly commended itself to the majority of grow eirs in that and the otheY Miurray River set tlements. The reign of the wooden tray is now almost at an end, and the term "sun dried".in regard to raisins and currants re quires some modification, for the fruit iln SECTION OF SINGLE RACK.. :::: . the wire netting raclks about to be de scribed is dried either wholly or partially in the shadl. .SHADE VERSU$S SUN DR YING. The first applicat~ion of shade drying was made in the chse ...
COLD STORAGE OF APPLES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
coLD STORAGE OF APPLES. l-cl .: ...""e ? ira ' Tie follonign interesting paper "was read "by MIr. B: :?'1 Tratit at the" Cong'ess of .Re frige.:riii~ o recoril.??i ld held in CChicago:--In consideriing the beIhavior of ipples or other ifruits in storage, it is esscntial thlat' we Qeep cleai'ly in inicth' lie fact .:that they ar1." ]ing ?pganism, 'i. , hich pai a thronlgh. .a dfe;~in?t' aa of existence. T-he object of stbrage is to coiscrie thliis life-for the longest possible time, and to niainitain the httractivc appearance.of the fruit through out the marketin gperiod. A .orrect inter pretation of the causcs for loss esin. stor age will depend 1uoon an ccuratc; know ledge of-the typcs of troubles c..: pablej:of dlestroying the market value &lt;if the fruit: Tleo types of. dlifliclties .-alpar as.de atructive factors:-(i1) Decay; (2) skin blemishes. Decay may ..hbe caused: by ' 9ungus organnisims or by the physiological ibreaking dow n-.of tlhe fruit, which mi tybhe teirmcd...
RAISING ORANGE SEEDLINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
RAISING ORANCE SEEDLINGS. Some important points to be observed in raising young orange trees from seed are given by Mir. George Quinn, hlorticultural instructor, in thle South Australian *'Joilc nal of Agriculture." A gardener about to start an- orange nursery askls:--l. If he should plant the seeds in the plree he intends togrow them, or must he transplant the seedlings? 2. Do the seeds require any special treat mIent? 3. How long will it take before they are ready for grafting? 4. How. long, from the time thley are grafted, will it be before they are ready for sale? The replies to these questions are:-T'he freshly removed orange seeds are sown in a spe cially prepared bed, usually sunken about 3 iriches below the surface, and a border of boards put around about 1 foot high. A screen of calico is usually used as a cover over these beds. The seeds are sown about 1 inch apart, broadcast, an1 covered about 1 inch deep with loose comn post. lThe surface of the bed must be level, and wa...
DELIVERIES OF FRUIT. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
DELIVERIES OF FIRUIT. Tihe quantities of fruit received at the Spencerl-street sheds during the week ended 3rd January are oflicially stated as under:- . . I: ' • 1 18 . 1911. '' ' Cases. , Cases. -Apples............. .32 .. 311 Apricots ......... 10,023 .. 15,929 Cherries .. . . . . .. "02 .. 3,978 Figs ... .. 376 .. (t7 G(ooseberrls (bags, ke.) 2,207 .. 7,131 lenions .. ..........(i7 .. 98S Oranges ......... .. . 93 .'. 119 Peaches .... . .... 6,274 ... 5,435 Pears . ..... .... .. 127 Plumns ............ 6,709 .. 7,485. raspherries ..... ... .... 52.. .. 6u1 Strawberries (crates, &e.) 273 .. 101 Tomatoes. .......... 11,071 .. 12,06
AN INTERESTING AND PROFITABLE SIDE LINE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
AN INTEI'- STING AND PROFIT' ABLE SIDE LINE. As a side line, considering thce .expense of installation, there is no more interesting and profitable business than bee kIeeping:. Not only is this true for the fruit grower and farmer, but to tile residents of cities, those in mercantile and professional lines. Some of the best beckeepers are women. True it is that time and attention and pre liminary knowledge are necessary; but ex perience will be gaiied rapidly when the living bees are studied in connection with printed instructions. A visit to an apiary conducted by a practical beekeeper will fur nish valuable suggestions andt interest in the work. No-one who wishes to derive the greatest pleasure and profit fromn his bees should expect the little fellows to do good work uiless provided with suitable hives. Do not for a moment attempt to keelp bees in hollow logs or plankc boxes; instead have, modern hives, which can be opened from time to time, so that the true condition of your bee...
SWIMMING. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
Several hundreds of people aes~emnbled on Satur day afternoon at Half Mcon Bhaj to- witness a ?winmling carnival.r organised by the .loGal .hfc saving and witiumin.. cl b. Ulifo?tim:ately .a spot was chosen for ithe display whichl could not be fretlL seen by persons. who were not in the! frolnt anks. of.thec c iwd mi various points oLI vantage; with t.ii result tlat ._quite early the attendance coisider:blvy dininiebhed. A~ speciaj feature in the cmpettitons was-the cutrance .of R:. Doyle, a one-legged. bos in .a'.rae between: the..lads attending ' the.. Black.. Rack school.: Doyle came. down .ta the be ch. using -a crutch. He put. this aside, domled swimming trunks and went! into .the water, spectstors- being intelestel to obeerve that his misiung leg .had been· amputated: close to.the-;body. Neve-thcle s, mov-ing the othlcr in .a sort of screw -action, he contrived to get such speed wlhen swninuing that he heat with com .paitivs eas all the able bodied youngters- op nosed to him, ...
POULTRY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
POULTRY NOTES. BY HOTSPUR. TI'lm month of January is usually a quiet cperiod for fanciers. Most of them :have long since finished the busy season of in cubating eggs and rearing chickens in arti ficia'i brooders Now the young stock is maturing and growing, so that the tedious * aork of -Le poultry fairm is over for a brief spell. Some of my friends will say, "The poultry fancier is always bus.," and in a measure they are right. Just now ad ditional buildings and renovations will probably be needed, new yards may be re quired and tlhe plant generally may be over hauled. The early hatched pullets will now be in profit.and the grading process will be going on from time to time. Poultry kieepers who desire to keep a het:ny vigorous flock will soon be dn the loo1out for fresh blood, and they will be in search of breeding cockerels to mate with the best of ttheir seconl season hens. Those w'ho 'ook ahead w-ill be storing eggs in preservative for winter use, but with tihe -narket at lid. t...
YACHTING. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
YAOITIN~, nl1 JIB. The great attraction, for yachtsmen. on Saturday was the open races of the l'ort ?Melbourne club, for which there were good entries. During tliche races-. the lady frieuls-ef members were enter tained at the club house, Commodore Conway, assisted -bly Mr. 'A. -T. Wasley, secretary, doing the housrs. Oflieers for the day were:- Mesars. .' Scale2 and.' S. E. Ilolroyd,-judges; Mr. J. J. Wasley, tinmekceeper; and t:r.. tI Huston, starter. Thle contests were conducted to Eome extent simultaneously, and laigely over the one course, In the race for yachts -over '2 feet i.w l., Uim .(7 minuL..; i c.); Parnnga (7 mn.. 30 see.);, Joker (12 rin. 3S1 sec.); 3Beta (20 mnin.) and Genieta (20 min.) were the s;arrers. All, got away .fairly well, hut Beta, when holding a good position .ind siling towards the lightship on the first-round, h.ad an accideht, her jib splitting'. Tere-pon :she retired. Paringsa ws leading ha}f way, with' Joker 1 min. 15 sec. behind, Uira being a bai St...
POULTRY ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS. Ducks.-.-Yanlko. ierrigum.--No: ;ut the drakes lscally have larger heaks at the age mentioned. F•ueding }Fowls.--.l1.., Terang.--Shortly this vill be set out in :n article. Ducks.--Novicc, Dandneong.-Pot a water trough in the yard so that the ducks can pluhge tlheir head in the water when feeding grain an the trough. SPoultry 3ook.-P.Y,., PTrhra J.--1.. Lewis W"right's. '. Not uldess you are keeping hirds for own table use. tuyers of talle pIoultry look for yolung birds, :and Capons hnave to be Itept too long. 3. In any plultry book. l)erycr 3ro.s. sell the instrumentls at their bu.iness bouse, corner of Swaniston and L.onsdale itreets. Ilndian lunner lDuek,-A.T..M'R., Jerilderie, N.S.W.-Cause is eiither by damp or tlraughty hlouses or overcrowdling. It is conunon, but the birds usually get over the trouble all right. llub the 1gs with eucalyptus oil. AWhite l.eghlorns.-Subscriber, Castlemnaine.-At ." months ci' age. Ducks.--Clo\verdale, Longwarry.-Divide ...
ROWING NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
. ROWIINfl N(OThS. BY OUTIIGGOER. SThe llurra'y Rowing Associationl's fifty-third an nual reatt. was held uader the p31.ronage of the -Victorian Itoning Association on New Year'? day. The M:R.A. comrrises the Rutherglen, Lake, .Border; Wahgunyal anrd WaVngratta clubs, all--of lwhich lave now. atilialted with the V.R.A. As a rcsul" of the M.R.A. obtaining the sanction of t;he V.R.A. for their rermatta. tlhey have a larger fidetld to dranv on for their. entries. CGobram sfend-' ing three and EaIlehawk two crews. These, to gether with local crews. made theL biggest pro-. granme the Mlurray people hIve hlad for years. 'tle V.R.A. was officially revresented by its heon. secretary, Mr. E. Kenny.. and. he sneaks i . time. highest terms of the cntlhusmsm and ioapitality of the- peo~lc he met. He has.not met a keener lot of sportsmen. andl feels thlt the association will. be greatly etren.thened by the afiiitation of these chlubs. In addition to the r.orerentatives of the various clubs compe...
BILLIARDS. GRAY V. REECE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
BILLIARDS. EIRAY V; .P.EIECE.. Th~e final oI.-th~rre~ g6~lmes 'btetweel :coa'ge Gray,·&lt; the. ·Aunretnlianpll.iyer, aiid T; leoce, w:~s .ernml me2Ieed ilk Londlou on Monday night, and gt. Uie conclusion ofc the Iplay tha scorcas .ere: Reece (rec. 2000) 2865; Gray, 1502. . . Gray andt liesee wit" play £ series of mnatclcs from 2nd to 7tPi. March fOr the world'is champion ship. Ea'h i; tch will carry a staike of £103o a side: At ,he conclt?..'n of the play on 1 Wxlnes:lay night the- ?cores were: Irrece (rCc. 200;) ........ . 10 Gray .. ........... . .. .31& G(ay's score included a break,. of 441.
PATRON OF SWIMMING DEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 10 January 1914
* The O OP' fSII~ nrIl~ 4.DF2AD.,. (1Ct: tl1l iG llnnowilc1 ifl ·Loulon of 1'!r.. 11. (IreN3, a p~roElinezlt n~cier~icr c the ()tcrl Swim-. ilonin CL~h.b, wnr·losc hnIeinevm . cup3, tle· conrtnct:fo: w!,iet ~xtvtkded ovcr aere ~rcfj~ yelr., wav~s firr~ W~crI 'b Jalck 1fliiag, *tIIL Sydiivy swiutlnier, LwFefly yealrs ago.