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Growing Enthusiasm. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
Growing Enthusiasm. The splendid reception /* The Land" is meeting with, alike in the- coastal, central, and western portions; of .the, State, is the best testimony . we can: have of the growing determination of the producers to come together and to fight together. From quarters whence no response was previously enlisted, inquiries are now coming in to the central office of the Farmers and Settlers' Association, for information as to how to form branches. There is also widespread' demand for speakers, so that, when the executive councillors and other members of the . Association who have been detailed to cover all the country > districts east of the Darling get properly to work they will find ?.' no, shortage of enthusiastic helpers in the various centres' to be visited. ?Perhaps the. greatest stirring of interest is, among the farmers who either wholly or partly devote themselves to dairy ing.. It is dawning upon the dairymen that the time has come when they must look out for tr...
GREAT POTATO COUNTRY. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
GREAT POTATO COUNTRY. In the " Agricultural Gazette" Mr. Ross, one of tlie departmental inspec tors^ recently mentioned the case of a man who took up some land in the BatloAV district last year, and who obtained a return from potatoes ?which might well excite the envy of the struggling wheat farmer. This selector commenced by clearing] 20 acres of land to plant with fruit trees. As soon as it was l'eadyithe area was cropped with potatoes in ^November last, and in due course) the magnificent yield of 140 tons ',was dug out of the soil. The return was seven tons to the acre, and as the crop was worth £5 per ton at the farm, the gross yield was thus £700-or £35 per acre. Many a man does not obtain as much as this from 200 or 300 acres of land under wheat, and there is the added dis advantage of the greater uncertainty and dependence on tlie^eason in. the latter case. The average rainfall,jn the Batlow district for a period* of five years is auout 50in., so that there is never any . app...
THE LAND. "Nations may battle and the world rock[?]with revolution but the land will care for him who cares for it." Telephone 2843 City. Telegrams, "The Land," Sydney Offices 3 Spring Street, Sydney. FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1911. Unrest. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
THE LAND. " Nations may battle and the world rockjjwith revolution but the land will care for him who cares for it." v' Telephone 2843 City.l Telegrams, "The Land," Sydney Offices 3 Spring Street, Sydney. FRIDAY. MARCH 3. 1911. Unrest. We wish that circumstances and probabilities did indeed support -Mr. Holman's assurance that the numerous labour troubles now existing- or threatening are merely? the last sparks .given out by a dying Catharine wheel, and' that soon all will be " quiet on the Potomac." Unfortunately to those who cannot see through Mr. Holman's spectacles of rose-colour, the pros pects do not seem so pleasing. The rooted idea in-the minds of the more militant and active spirits in the' unions and the labour leagues has long been to sow class dissension, and dig. a chasm between capital and labour, employer and employee. It was the patent manifestations of this policy, unfortunately only too successful, which led Mr. Sinclair, the Scottish; Agri cultural Commissioner, t...
The F.S.A. Planks. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
The F.S.A. Planks. 1. Railway Extension, including the opening of new ports, ex tension and duplication of railways, improvement in tran sit facilities generally; the linking up of existing systems " and connecting of border lines. 2. Land Settlement to be para mount over revenue: (a) Resumption of improve ment leases, scrub leases, and 18th section leases suitable for residential Settlement. (b) Resumption of large es tates for purposes of closer settlement. (c) Provision for Work men's Blocks. 3. Freehold tenure, as opposed to nationalisation of land. 4. The choice of tenure to appli cants under Crown Lands Act. 5. Permanent right of re-appraise ment on application of all land held under residential settle ment conditions. 6. Limitation of Transfer to pre vent the accumulation of large estates. 7. Administration of the depart ment of Lands by Commis sioners. 8. Lay members of local land boards to be clected. 9. Bulk handling of grain. 10. Water conservation and Irriga tion . 11. T...
NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
NOTES. Beet. sugar cultivation is to get a fair trial in Victoria, and arrange: merits are being made to take - it';*up' in New Zealand also. Why not in N.S.W., too V Some years ago an .'.'attempt was made to get it going on the New England tableland/ but there was. some hitch, and the at tempt fizzled out. The expert who has lust come over to Victoria from America to superintend the industry in the- Southern State, says that the rate paid for beets in America runs about,; £1 per ton. vThere is no waste as the pulp makes good cattle food, especially dairy stock. Being emi nently an industry for an irrigation settlement it may be found suitable for the Murrumbidgee Valley. ' The South Australians are quite pleased with the way that they have .settled the Pinneroo problem. This great expanse of country, much af ter the Mallee in characteristics, was Until quite recently regarded as a hopeless desert. Wheat was tried after the place was abandoned by graziers, with wholly unexpected re ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
ATTENTION is directed to the fact that "The Land" is the only Journal entitled to speak officially on behalf of the Farmers and Settlers' Association of New South Wales. It is commended by the Executive of that Association to the sympathy j and support of Members and of countrymen in general, I ft- j. It is a Journal owned and controlled by primary producers. It belongs to the country and exists to reflect country, opinion. Get into touch with it ! Send your suggestions for increasing its, interest and usefulness CIRCULATION CERTIFICATE. The Managing Editor, "The Land" Newspaper Co., Ltd., Sydney. Dear Sir, I hereby certify that, having inspected the wrappers addressed each week by my company, also the postal vouchers, I am satisfied that at least eighteen thousand (18,000) copies of your paper are being des patched each week. Yours faithfully, - Sydney, February 23rd, 1911. For The Gibbs Addressing Co., P. GIBBS. T certify that my firm is under contract to print and despatch not le...
RURAL PATENTS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
RURAL PATENTS. The following applications for Com monwealth. Patents, connected with farming and pastoral industries, have been supplied tons by Mr. C. G. Hep burn, Patent Attorney, 70 Pitt-street, Sydney: Joseph Stevens-An improved liar row attachment to seed drills and the like. George T. Gordon.-Improved pneu matic wheel for road vehicles. Andrew John Forbes.-Improve ments in spraying apparatus. Henry W. Bransgrove.-An im provement in strippers or stripper harvesters. ' John Bishop.-An improvement in fruit cases, packing cases, and the like. iV Edward E. Wagg.--Automatic fruit grader. Deiller Machine Co.-Improve ments in machines for removing the stems of tobacco leaves. Edward Cameron.-Improvements in and relating to milking machines. , Donald Henry Fian.-An improved method of cleaning and keeping clean tanks or reservoirs for holding water.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
W. S. KELK - Land Agent 56 PITT STREET, SYDNEY will attend Land Courts as follows: MTJDGEE.-4th to 6th March. GUT GONG.-7th and 8th March. SCONE.-14th March. T50GGABRI.:-21st March. GTJNNEDAH.-22nd March and fol lowing days, and other courts by arrangement.
Orchard Notes. CODLIN MOTH IN LITTLE ORCHARDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
Orchard Notes. CODLIN MOTH IN LITTLE ORCHARDS. Oodlin moth is noi so great a pest this year as it lias been, hut there is a good deal of it in the little orchards. It may save some of the owners trouble and expense if we remind them that the law requires .everyone to bandage -.his apple trees and keep them banuaged from the 1st October in each year till all the fruit is oil' the trees. But besides this he is also compelled to have the ban dages examined every eight dayg, and to see that all the codlin moths found in them are destroyed. As there is an inspector in every fruit district, those who neglect to have their trees bandaged and examined as stated do so at tneir own risk. In the past, valuable orchards have been practically rumed by the rav ages of this der tractive moth, or father by its larvae ; and it is the duty of everyone to see that the precaution is being taken for its ex termination in the State are being properly observed. A large crop and damp conditions are favoura...
TICKS GETTING FURTHER SOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
TICKS GETTING FURTHER SOUTH. The tick trouble on the Queens land border is proving a tough prob lem for the Stock Department. .Late information from the North Coast country shows that the ticks are com ing further south, two specimens hav ing been discovered this side of the Kyogle quarantine area. One of these ticks "was found on a farm six miles south of the Kyogle quaran tine boundary, and the other .on a farm about two miles south of it. Both these farms have been quaran tined, and it is a question whether the boundary line will not have to he brought south to include all the inter vening area. Casino people are said to be very much afraid of the en croachment of the pest, and natu rally expect the Government to take some effective action to prevent its spreading. Some time ago the Pre mier, Mr. McGowen, communicated with the Premier of Queensland, with a view to having the border country cleared by Mr. Kidston's Government, and suggesting the establishment of a neutral zone bet...
Cultivation DIRTY FALLOW. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
a Qa-- - «se Cultivation, Nj DIRTY FALLOW. Wheat growers who are adopting the bare fallow system are up against trouble in many districts this year. The abnormal'wet season has resulted in a big growth of weeds coming along, and as harvest time does not allow for an,y other work of extent being carried out, the Aveeds have got ahead. Most places are now carrying a-nice heavy crop of useless stuff, which is just what is not wanted. J.t is one of the many-un expected ' luxuries that bob, up at times on the farm. Fallow in such condition is not muclij if any. better than if not ploughed up at all. The weeds are using up a lot of fer tility that will be Avanted later on, and also pumping out the moisture it AA'as desired to keep. The best thing to do Avill be to get the ploughs in again as soon as possible now the Avlieat is mostly carted and time is aA'ailable. One consolation is that turning up the ground is not likely to mean any serious loss of moisture, as the country is mostly wel...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
FIRE AGENTS WANTED. ' BtoiJiiiess is easily secured for "THE I.O.A." Men willing to co-operate with the Company, will be given every as sistance. Liberal commissions allowed. Apply promptly by letter. ACCIDENT DEPARTMENT. PERSONAL ACCIDENT. SICKNESS. WORKERS' COMPENSATION, &c. The FIRE. Policies issued at lowest rates. Bush Fires and Loss by Lightning covered without extra charge. THE COMPANY INSURES (!ROW 1X0 CROPS. HAY STACKS. LIVE STOCK. !an on The British Immigration League is receiving regularly, small parties of COUNTRY WORKERS, Included in each party are ex-soldiers, sailors, and reservists. FARMERS AND COUNTRY EMPLOYERS are requested to write for particulars to THE BRITISH IMMIGRATION LEAGUE, 14 Castlereagh Street, SYDNEY Temora Grain Storage Co. Ltd. 64 PITT STREET, SYDNEY " Provides Storage Accommodation at Sydney and Country Centres for Farmers' Wheat. Full particulars as to Rates, &c., on application to THE SECRETARY. MILLIONS OF BUSHELS . , OF THE . . PR...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
Merchants Manufacturers Importers WE SPECIALISE IN Mantelpieces, Overmantels, Register Grates, Verandah Tiles, Kerbs and Irons, Art Gasfittings, Sanitary Ware, Gas Appliances, Electric Ware, Enamelled Baths, Gal'd Windmills, Windmill Pumps, Sheep Troughing, Plumbers' Supplies, Engineers' Goods, Descriptive Catalogues Posted Anywhere Free. John Danks & Son Proprietary Ltd. 324 PITT STREET, SYDNEY NOYES BROS. (SYDNEY) LTD., 109 PITT STREET SOUTH COAST! SOUTH COAST! SALE OF CHOICE FARMS PORTIONS OF THE FAR-FAMED KAMERUKA ESTATE AT THE SALE ROOMS, BEGA, On Saturday, 4th March, 1911 at 2.30 p.m. WM. RIXON has received instruc tions from the Manager of the Kameruka Estate, t6 sell by Public Auction, as above, Ten Choice Freehold Farms Portions of the above Estate, being Lot 1-RYEFIELD FARM, known as the Racecourse Farm, parisli of Colombo, comprising 518 acres 2 rds. Lot 2.-ANGLEY FARM, adjoining Ryefield, parishes of Colombo and Mogilla,, comprising 414 ac. 3r. Lot 3.-Part of WEA...
NEW ELEVATOR OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST MILL. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
NEW ELEVATOR OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST MILL. Capacity 450,000 bushels; Height, 200 feet. Our illustration shows the new 450.000 bushel fireproof elevator which the Pillsbury Flour Mills Co. recently erected at Minneapolis as an adjunct of their .mill, ..which is, the largest in the world'. We have nothing like it in Australia, and when it is considered that it rises to a height of 200 feet; which' is 90 feet higher than the ; Commercial Travellers' building,'...the tallest structure in Sydney, it can well be. imagined that it'forms a very conspicuous landmark. The elevator occupies a ground space of SOv.x 80 feet. There are 25 cylindrical tile-tanks, each .100 feet high and 16 feet in diameter. They are surmounted by a working house, which lias a frame of structural steel and tile walls. The' house lias five floors, which are devoted to an equipment of weighing and cleaning machines. All the machinery, elevating and cleaning, are driven by individual Westing .liouse electric motors. -<...
Association Doings The R.W.U. Claims. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
The R.W.U. Claims. Through ail inadvertence the re solutions of another branch were as cribed to the Boggabri branch; This branch approves of the following rates:-It was held that, whilst it might be fair for a good, reliable, and practical hand to receive £2 2s per week and found, for reaper and binder work, it would be unfair that employers should be compelled to pay that w.age to an incompetent hand, not acquainted with the work, and whose lack of experience might lead to the smashing of the mach inery or other accidents. After a good deal of genez-al dis cussion the following motion was carried unanimously:-"That this branch recommends that there be an insistence upon employees holding a certificate as to capability to work harvester, or reaper and binder; and that 10 hours instead of 8 hours be fixed as the working day, at £2 2s per week and found." The following rates were decided on at the last meeting of the Manil dra branch: . (1) The scale of wages for thresh ing machine m...
HILLSTON. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
HILLSTON. At a ballot for tlie election of a committee for tlie Pastoral and Agri cultural Association, the following members were elected: - Messrs. McLean, Mackay, Campbell, Cox, Evans, Laird, Earngey, Webb, Mac Farlane, Cashmere, Warren, Hutchi son, Witcombe, J. Thompson, Thomas, Johns, Moore, Morant, Lee, Busch, A. Cashmere, Southwell, Barron, and Costello. Although the last show of the Ganmain Pastoral and Agricultural Association/ gave a profit of £225 15s 4d, the annual balance-sheet showed a debit balance of £/6 18s 7d, against which, however, the Associa tion possesses very substantial as sets, The receipts for the year amounted to £707 Gs lid, and* the expenditure to £874 5s 6d. The Coonia P. and A. Association is co-opei;ath]g with tlie Technical Education Department to make ef-, forts to establish sheep and wool classes in this district. The Depart ment oft'ers. to give lantern lectures and a practical demonstration.
MOREE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
MOREE. At a committee meeting of the Pastoral and Agricultural Society, accounts amounting to £289 were passed for payment. The committee was much gratified to learn that the townspeople had subscribed £191 to provide special prizes for the May show. The subscriptions are already a record, but more are coming in.
PEAK HILL. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
PEAK HILL. The new committee of the Peak Hill P. ancl A. Association, elected by ballot, is composed of the follow ing members: -Messrs. J. T. Whit mill, W. A. Lampe, R. Newbigging, W. T. Job, A. Haynes, M. J. Kerin, T. Ring, E. E. Bridle, H. N. Gibson, W. J. Hammond, W. McKeown, Hugh Arthur, R. B. Sheridan, J. Jelbert, J. Newbigging, J. D. Wilkinson, W. B. Wynne, J. Hajid, T. Rice, W. T. Newbigging, J. Crawford, A. Robert son, T. Howard, J. T. Marx, The following officers were elected:-Pre sident, Mr. J. T. Wliitmill; vice-pre sidents, Messrs. R. Newbigging and W. A. Lampe; treasurer, Mr. J. T. Marx.