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Town Clerk Presides. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
Town^lerk?Presides.- ; ;(1&lt; At- /tlie>imeeting ,of iTeDiora/.Couricilj held ifor.i the -.election wofv'i-mayor .l,a§ti week,i Ald.vNixon,-.(who was. elected, to-., ?" the* position-!'*afterwards),-v raisedthe f question tras !-toi whether,,-the, a Town; Clerk; should! .preside; ,at tlie,[ meeting, toi' fix. the mayoral, al 1 owance.,,,,; The, . local paper;;says>,tha-t-."the,;cierk said(' lie&lt;? could!inot.i see..;what ] difference.,,it,. made." - So the meeting, went on, &lt;the,, allowance was . fixed, !and the,; mayor; ?was elected.-. Nowf.cases '.are .-known, wherein rbeforeuthe.;!mayorl.,orf(presir,? dent was-elected, a! niotion.,\yas car-, riedafixed . the. amount of;.the allow-:,, ancev to i that officer.:,; Indeed,;. in one case, ithe chairman: (who was i the clerk) ; is> reported to have given a casting vote in favour of the larger amount proposed for the allowance (two amovuits having been, submitted). : : Such, an act, is contrary to ...
Health Matters. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
Health Matters. At Nowra, last week, some 00 or 70 people were affected by sudden sickness. In some instances three or four in the same family suffering. The trouble is attributed to ice cream, which, it appears, was par taken of by all, 011 the previous Sat urday night. Ptomaine poisoning is the complaint, it is said, from which they are suffering. Glen Innes Council has received a report from the Department of Pub'-' lie Health to the effect' that a) recent inspection of the 'municipality has shown that-its sanitary condition 13 in : an extremely bad state, and if satisfactory steps are not taken to remedy matters legal action will be issued against the Council. L lie Mayor pointed out that the chic;' cause of complaint would shortly bfv remedied by an improved sanitary system, which would come into ope ration 011 1st April next. It is reported that in the Tamworth district, hawkers of fruit, etc., n,ve in the habit of trading'in dead vjul and skins, carrying all these articles in...
Illegal Expenditure. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
Illegal Expenditure. Several instances have occurred re cently of municipal councils voting money for unauthorised purposes. The Works Department lias called up on one council to have a refund made of an amount paid to delegates to Sydney to interview public depart ments on councils' business. It is surprising that section 32 (1) of the Actj Avhich says-"allowances or tra velling, expenses shall not be paid by the council . to its aldermen/' should be overlooked.
Increasing Services. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
Increasing Services. An exhaustive circular lias been is sued by the Gulcairn Shire Counoil to the : ratepayers of Henty urban area, on the subject of proposed in creased taxation for sanitary service, street electric lighting; water sup ply, and general improvements to streets. It is proposed to take a poll on :the question of what service the ratepayers would desire first in stalled.
Mayoral Elections. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
Mayoral Elections. The election of president for Mum bulla Shire, resulted in a tie between two candidates, and a ballot decided the; issue. A local paper declares this act to be illegal, but this is not so, for by the amended Ordinance I) (cb it is enacted that if at any ballot for the position, the votes for two or more candidates are* equal, lots shall be drawn to decide which of such candi dates is successful. Aid. A. Shaw lias been elected Mayor of Yass. When returning thanks, he said he had always been a strict temperance man, and believ ed in adhering to his principles. Therefore, instead of asking the coun cil to drink his health, as was cus tomary on such occasions, he handed to the Council Clerk a cheque for five guineas as a donation to the Yass Hospital. Aldermanic teetotalism is evidently a public asset in Yass.
Notice of Ouster Proceedings. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
Notice of Ouster Proceedings. The whole of the twelve aldermen who comprise the Lismore Council have received a letter from one of the candidates who was declared by the returning officer, to be disquali fied, cautioning them against taking part in any of the business of the council, or exercising their functions, as a rule Avould be applied for, with in a few days calling upon them to show cause why they should not he ousted from such office.
Rates. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
Rates. Goobang Shire Council lias increa» ed the general rate from 1 y4d to l'%d. The President remarked that the, ex tra farthing would pay.the..adminis trative expenses. . Warren Council's auditor recently reported:-"It is satisfactory to re cord that there are no arrears of rates to be carried forward."
Recreation Reserve. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
Recreation Reserve. The Lands Department lias noti fied the Baulkliam Hills Shire Coun cil that the Minister has approved of the Council being appointed trustees of the reserve. It would be neces sary for it to acquire the power of section 107 (v) before it could le gally expend the siiire funds on the subject area, so the council decided to make application for this to be done.
Stamp Duties. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
Stamp Duties. At last conference of the Shires .Association, a protest was made against the enforcement, of £1 duty on shire contracts. The Commission er of Stamp Duties lias communicated with the secretary" (Mr. T. L; Gamp- : bell), stating that one shilling-stamp; duty was suffc'ient, except-when the council's seal was attached to. any do cument. In the latter: eircumstances ' a fee of £1 must be paid.
Sanitary Charges. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 24 February 1911
Sanitary Charges. Some people think that the charges for sanitary service cannot heV en forced in advance. The L.G. Act .has a special section,,:dealing, with this., matter, but the Clerk at Botany re-* ported to his Council tha,t the occu piers will not pay it, in fact, abso lutely refuse to do so, and conse quently there is a large amount ow ing. . It would save a great deal of 'trouble,- and prevent arrears accu-: mulating if the prov:s'or.3 of the Act were enforced.
TO SUBSCRIBERS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
TO SUBSCRIBERS; Write to our Advertisers; buy of them; and when you write or send them orders, do not fail to say that you saw their advertisement in your paper, "THE LAND." This is only a little thing., for you to do, but it helps us wonderfully, and shows our advertisers that the wide-awake, intelligent people of the country read "THE LAND."
Improved Grazing and Farming Lands. LIMITS IN COST. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
Improved Grazing and Farming Lands. LIMITS IN COST. Tlic Millthorpc branch of the Far mers and Settlers' Association, m coini'iih; to a decision on methodsrot valuation for the Federal land, tax, unknowingly., set a...problem before farmers, which requires a good deal of consideration and investigation before it c-an be thoroughly solved. ?Mr Samuel Whitmce, a local land owner, and who had been a member of one of the Land Boards, gave the members present his opinions on how to value the land in an unimproved and an improved state, as it stood on June 30, 1010. After discussion, it was decided to adopt the following estimate:-Cost of clearing land ready for plough, £0 per acre; ring barking and sukering on grazing land, 10s per acre; increment on cultivated land, £2 10s per acre; value of new seven-wire box-post fence, £41 pel mile; value of new wire-netted fence, ? £75 per mile; life of box-post fence, 40 years; unimproved value of land in the district £2 10s to £4 per acre. When th...
A CALL TO THE MAN ON THE LAND. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
A CALL TO THE MAN ON THE LAND. Democrats be Up and doing, ' It is time to make a stand. Don't forget there's trouble brewing, For the man upon the land Remember your position, You have foes on either side: Then Organise your forces, And prepare to stem the tide. Round your standard you mast rally If you "would your rights maintain j From the mountain side and valley, Join your comrades on the plain. Have a care, the foe is coming, Don't be taken by surprise; Let your battle-cry be "promptness" And your watchword "Organise." Take heed, then, to the 'warning, > For on that depends your fate; Do not leave it till the morning, Or, perhaps, 'twill beT too late. -p. II.
Non-Absentee Proof. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
Non-Absentee Proof. The Land Tax Commissioner par ticularly requests that non-absentees, before sending in their return of land owned or held, sign both declarations on taxation form, page 1, the first of .\vliicli is as to value, and the other as to residence within the Common wealth.
Personal [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
dt Personal The Prime Minister, Mr. Andrew Pislier, sent, a cheque for £10 during the week; towards the strike funds .of", the Victorian agricultural imple ment '/makers'.- The action, however one may feel inclined to criticise its prudence, stands in another aspect as a striking example of being prepared to hack organisation with solid- cash. ; Mr. J. C. Watson, ex-Prime Minis ter, smiles a broad smile these days. ..His scheme for financing a Labour daily paper progresses well. That, big organisation, the A.W.U., raised £25,000 in levies last year, and in tends to repeat the dose this year, Other unions have promised £18,000 during the twelve months, and any sum raised will be considerably aug mented by the R.W.U. at an early "The Minister said he proposed to make available several million acres of Crown land, and to mark his term of office by a large increase in settlement."-News Item. Mr. Nielsen, who has been blocking transfers of homestead selections, settlement leases, and set...
STATE LABOUR MEMBERS THE REFERENDA. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
STATE LABOUR MEMBERS THE REFERENDA. A rather startling announcement was made yesterday, to the effect that more than half the State Labour party are opposed to any alteration of the Constitution. At a meeting of the party, it was decided that any op posed to altering the Constitution should be allowed to remain neutral, and ndt be made to advocate a course diametrically in opposition to their convictions. Mr. Watson and Mr. Lamond, in an swer to an interviewer, stated that, "The party had no intention of ask ing those against the referenda to take any other course." It would be interesting to ask these Labour lead' ers if they believed in the old adage: "He who is not with us is against us." The outstanding feature of this latest announcement is the freedom now given to followers of labour to exercise their own judgment, and vote "No" if they feel so disposed, to the questions embodied in the re/ei;enda. At the general meeting of share holders in Messrs. Winchcombe, Car son, Ltd;, h...
Royal Agricultural Society's District Competition Shield. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
Royal Agricultural Society's District Competition Shield. The shield is presented by the Royal Agricultural Society of N.S.W., for the District Competitions, thewinning district takes possession for twelve months. It is exhibited on their stand, and their name is in scribed on one of the smaller sur-rounding shields. It is returned to the Society before the next show, when the honour of holding it is again disputed. It may be noticed that the design is quite up-to-date-the centre of the shield being a modern farm scene, and the shield itself is alto gether Australian. When the time comes for you - to vote oh the Referenda, remember that the Executive of the. Fanners. and Settlers', Associatibri, having considered the matter, advises you to vote "NO." Messrs. Austin Bros., of Murgha Station, near Deniliquin, lmve pur chased the Dal more grazing farms, near Muttaburra. Central Queensland, q\yived rby .Mv, J. Hubert -Fairfax." The area is approximately 40,000 acres, and of the best des...
Notes of the Week. Mr. Fisher's Plea. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
Notes of the Week. Mr. Fisher's Plea. The Prime Minister's opening speech upon the Refertvmla threw absolutely 110 new light upon the claims of his party to have the powers of * the Common 1 - -' wealth extended to the extent desired by * the -Labour* Party. It was an unsatisfactory speech in its notable lack of analysis of the results likely to follow the enlargement of the dominion of the Federal Government. But what the public got from Mr. Fisher was a, comparison of the Australasian Fede ration with the Soutli African Union, much, in Mr. Fisher's view, to tlic disadvantage of the former. The conditions of Soutli Africa are en tirely. . different . from those in Aus tralia, and while centralisation is probably the best idea for South Af rica with its elements of disunion in race and colour, a federation is as clearly the best thing for Australia, Mr. Fisher evidently thinks other wise, and his speech revealed his con viction that the victory of the Labour Party, with regard to th...