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ORGANISING THE R.W.U. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
ORGANISING THE R.W.U. Mi*. D. L. McNamara, secretary of the Rural Workers' Union, reports tliat good progress continues to be made with enrolling rural workers. The Riverina branch has now over 500 members, and it is expected that the number will increase to 1000 by the end of the season. Good enrol ments are reported from other dis tricts. An organiser, Mr. G. A. Gib bons, has been appointed to visit the northern rivers district of New South Wales, where a large number of dairy employees are engaged. Mr. Mooney (secretary of the Australian Workers' Union) has been appointed to organise the rural workers of Tas mania, where a branch has been es tablished. It is probable that the claims of the Rural Workers' Union will come before the Federal Arbitra tion Court in June or July.
Stock ENCOURAGEMENT OF HORSE BREEDING. Private Breeders v. Government Depots. The English System. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
.J ENCOURAGEMENT OF HORSE BREEDING. Private Breeders v. Government Depots. The English System. In view of the ideas which are at present swimming about in the head of the Defence Department in regard to the breeding of horses, it may be useful to take a glance at what is being done in this direction in Great Britain. There (writes a well-iiiformed cor respondent) a sum of £40,000 has been placed at cue disposal of the Board of Agriculture for the encour agement of light horse breeding by means of-. 1. The award of premiums to stal lions. 2. Grants for the purchase of half bred working mares for loca tion in selected districts; ? 3. Free nomination for suitable mare for service by premium or approved stallions j 4. The purchase (for re-sale) of stallions; 5. The voluntary registration of stallions. Although the amount ( £40,000) is small in comparison with the great sums annually paid by France, Ger many, and other continental nations to encourage horse-breeding, it must not be forgo...
A WARNING FOR AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
A WARNING FOR AUSTRALIA. An American visitor to New Zea land, Mi1. Whitmore Preston, after observant travelling through the Do minion, sounds a word of warning concerning labour laws. It is equally applicable to Australia. Mr. Preston said to a "Napier Telegraph" repre sentative: "In talking with some of your pro minent men I learned how much the conditions of a labouring man and his family have been improved by legislation, but when I look at the increase in the cost of living, I am wondering if the worker realises that what he is putting into one pocket he must be taking out of the other, and the best thing for him and the country is a wage exactly in pro portion to the cost of living. If he receives more than his share some one else is not getting a square deal, and a square deal to everyone is a condition whicli makes for the great est prosperity of any country. By a square deal I mean justice in every respect-an honest day's labour for an honest day's pay. To obtain this result...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
MISS SCHOLBFIELD 41 Elizabeth St. Sydney Agent for Every Kind of Farm and Station Labour. WANTS WORK FOR Married Boundary Rider, good gen eral experience, .wife would cook for men; Sawmill Hand wants work in Northern Districts; Uood Farm Hand and Ploughman, 25s, for Temora dis trict; Ploughman and Teamster, 253, Gunnedali district; An Experienm! Station Bullock Driver, any dist -ii't asks 30s; Reliable Man, Youth m perience wheat and sheep farm, wapr-st no object; Two Strong Young. .Men for Dairy Experience, can't milk, wages no object, experience wanted; Reliable Station Groom, well recom mended, 20s. RABBIT JX> SKINS For HIGH PRICES and QUICK RETURNS send to WINCHCOMBE, CARSON, LIMITED Sydney's Successful Skin Salesmen Weekly Market Report, Labels, etc., Posted Free on Application. Head Offices - BRIDGE STREET, SYDNEY. ?.When Deciding - on your Wool-Selling Brokers Please keep in mind New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co. Ltd. SYDNEY Small clips and.large clips receive the...
NEW BRANCHES FORMED. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
NEW BRANCHES FORMED. Mr. A. K. Trethowan addressed a large gathering of farmers at Milbru long 011 Saturday evening last, Mr. Lyneli in the chair. The speaker ex plained the position of affairs as re gards the Association, also the pro gress made in the issue of "The Land" Newspaper, and particularly pointed out the position the rural producers would be in should the Rural Workers' Union get the award applied for. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Trethowan for coming to the district, and explaining matters, and all present resolved to form a branch of the Association at Milbrulong, at once. Mr. Trethowan also visited the settlers between Lock liart, The Rock, and Cross Roads. He held' a meeting at the latter place on Monday afternoon, with Mr. Law- . ranee in the chair. After hearing Mr. Trethowan and Mr. Condon, those present resolved to actively canvass the district, with the object of estab lishing a strong branch at Cross Roads. Mr. Condon greatly assisted Mr. Trethowan...
LOWER MOOR CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
LOWER MOOR CREEK. After a meeting of farmers at Lower Moor Creek had been address ed at some length by Mr. John Perry, vice-president of the F. and S. As sociation ,it was unanimously decided to form a branch, and the following were elected office-bearers:-Mr. G. D. Rowland, president; Messrs. W. Evans and Dan Ryan, vice-presidents; Mr. Tom Pullman, secretary; Mr. James Pullman, treasurer. The com mittee was then enrolled, headed by a lady, who took great interest in the proceedings, and who was loudly cheered:-Mrs. M. A. Brown, Reuben Jeffries, A. Muggleton, E. A. La motte W. Jones, F. Houselield, W. R. Fulhvood, E. R. Doyle, P. Purcell, A. P. Peterson, with power to add as uany as will join.
DECENTRALISATION. Evidence of the Chief Commissioner of Railways. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
DECENTRALISATION. Evidence of the Chief Commissioner of Railways. The Chief Commissioner gave evi dence before the Decentralisation Commission on Wednesday. Mr. Johnson said lie considered the best, route for railway 'communication be tween the North-West and a port north of Trial Bay, would be from Inverell, through Guyra and Guy Fawkes, to join at Dorrigo, the rail way already sanctioned between Dor rigo and Glenreagh. He said the pro posed line from the neighbourhood of Walcha to Woodside, on the North Coast line, would give the best com munication with Port Stephens. If a port was fixed upon at Jervis Bay, it was undesirable, at present, to con sider any intermediate ports north of Twofold Bay. The survey known as Postle's route, would serve more set tlements in regard to the establish ing of a port at Eden. He considered there were absolutely no duplications or great reductions at present in con templation which could in any. way; be avoided or deferred if any or all the propos...
Lord Dudley's Retirement. BARON DENMAN, HIS SUCCESSOR. The Prime Minister Confirms the Appointment. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
Lord Dudley's Retirement. BARON DENMAN, HIS SUCCESSOR. The Prime Minister Confirms the Appointment. ?'/?Definite news was. received by wire from Melbourne yesterday, that Baron Deninan will be appointed to succeed Lord Dudley as Governor General of Australia. The Prime Minister (Mr. Fisher), who arrived in Sydney yesterday, said that Lord Dudley will retire in July next, and Lord Denman will arrive here about the same time. The new Governor General will' be one of the youngest men who has ever held such. an im portant position. He is only 36 years of age, having been born on Novem ber 16, 1874. .His . Lordship is a P.C., and a K.C.V.O. The first baron was a dis tinguished lawyer, who became Soli citor-General, and was Lord Chief Justice of England from 1832 till 1850. With Brougham lie defended Queen Caroline in 1820, and shared his con sequent popularity. The present baron was educated at the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and soon became , popular in military circles. . lie se...
BATHURST. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
BATHURST. A satisfactory increase was shown in the stock holdings in the Batliurst district during 1910, the total being 30/272 head, as compared with 38,493 head; at the close of 1909, an increase of* 779 head. The number of sheep, however, decreased from 649,169 to 621,332 during the year, being a fall ing-bit' of 2i,S37 head; Very little transferring of property was report ed, in the district during the year. According to the Stock Inspector's report, out of a mob of 2000 wethers on the Killongbutta Estate, 1000 had been affected with a complaint, which he. had been unable to diagnose, and 300. had died. It was thought to be the result of their being overheated, and then neglected, to the rain for some days. The Inspector advised the boards to take action against landholders for failing to destroy rabbits, which were very numerous in the district. The Bathurst board has decided to co-operate with the Oarcoar board, in defraying the cost of a test case (if not too heavy) to endeav...
P. P. Boards. ARMIDALE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
P. P. Boards. ARMIDALE. At a meeting of the Armidale Board on tlie 9th inst... a discussion took place on a letter received from the Public Instruction Department, stating that it would not be respon sible for rabbits or noxious weeds on public school grounds. It was said that the same attitude had been taken up by the Railway Commis sioners. The Board also decided not to co-operate with the Cobar board in its desire to have stieep ear-marked instead of branded. The Stock In spector reported the district free of disease. Babbits were decidedly on the increase, and were rapidly ap proaching the tableland from all sides. The accounts showed a credit balance of £1362, 01 which £1000 was at fixed deposit.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
The Farmers' Veterinary Institute Of NEW SOUTH WALES (Registered) "Under the approval of The Yorkshire Live Stock Insurance Co., Ltd." REFLEX of AMERICA'S LATEST SUCCESS The payment of Three Guineas entitles a Farmer or Grazier to Free Vet erinary Advice and Medicine at Wholesale Prices for a period of three years. On payment- of subscription each subscriber receives one of the In stitute's Veterinary Cabinets, fully stocked with --"-"?-??-I First Aid Medicines, Bandages, etc., Free of Charge. - 3 The success which has attended similar estab lisliments in the United States influenced the for- ^ B mation of the Institute in New South Wales. The management guarantees all Drugs, etc., to ^ B to be of excellent quality, and dispensed by one of the leading chemists of uie State; while the Vet erinary advice will be supplied by a prominent member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (London). All cor respondence promptly attended to. In urgent cases advice will be sent by telegram ...
CARCOAR. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
CARCOAR. The Carcoar Pastures Protection Board received a report from the stock inspector that rabbits on most properties in the vicinity of Blayney, Garland, Bigga, Reid's Flat, Walli, and Canowindra, were very numer ous, even where the owners -were do ing- good work to suppress them. It appeared that the rabbits were com ing in from the west in droves. The Chief Inspector of Stock having writ ten, stating that under the Act of 1902 the Railway Commissioners were not held liable for the destruction of rabbits on railway lines, as they were neither owners nor occupiers within the meaning of the Act, it was de cided to ask all P.P. boards in the State to assist the Carcoar board in defraying the. expenses of a test case, A great many holders of netted areas in the Carcoar district have commenced digging out, or contem plate doing so immediately, they be ing of opinion that this is the only means of effectively dealing Avith the pest. Foxes appeared to be on the increase, but no harm ...
GURRANANG. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
GURRANANG. The monthly meeting of the Gur ranang branch was held on Saturday, the president, Mr. P. Ward, J.P., in the chair. Correspondence was read from the general secretary re the Flemington sale yards ^nd abattoirs; from Post master-General's Department, re the Gurranang telephone; from the Gene ral Secretary, re the demands of the Rural Workers5 Union in respect to wages, hours, and conditions gene rally for all classes of workers; frdth the Deputy Postmaster-General, re the granting of mail bag for Gurra nang; from the General Secretary re the first statutory meeting of the Farmers and. Settlers' Association.
HENTY. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
HENTY. The ordinary monthly meeting of the Henty arid District Farmers' land Settlers' Association, was held last Saturday, a moderate attendance be ing present, the president, A. Eulen stein, in the cliair. The minutes of the last meeting were read and con firmed. Mr. T. I. Campbell, general secre; tary of the F. and S., forwarded particulars of the award applied for by Rural Workers' Union. It was moved by Messrs. Eulenstein and Harris that in the opinion of the branch the demands about to be made by the llural Workers' Union were antagonistic in every sense to the best interests of the farming com munity, in the matter of attempting to regulate the week's hours of la bour, and conditions generally. This was carried, and it was agreed that a copy of the motion be forwarded to the general secretary, who was also to be asked to oppose this award in its present form. A great discussion ensued on this subject, and as far as this district is concerned, it was shown that higher wages ar...
YERONG CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
YERONG CREEK. The general meeting of this branch was held on Saturday last, and a fairly good attendance of members was present, Mr. J. D. Smyth, in the chair. The minutes of tne special general meeting were read and con firmed. Correspondence from the sec retary (Mr. E. Crouch), Eastern Riv erina District Council was received, and on the motion of Mr. Smyth, se conded by Mr. J. S. Adams, the sec retary was instructed to ask Mr. Crouch for more definite particulars regarding the special meeting of dele gates to be held at Wagga 011 the 28th March, to consider the mode of procedure in dealing with the claims of the R.W.U. Mr. Adams and the president attended the meeting of the Eastern Riverina District Council, held at Wagga on the 16th February, to discuss the terms demanded by the R.W.U. On the motion of Mr. Adams, seconded by Mr. Smyth, it was unani mously decided that a meeting be held at Wagga, on the 28th March, each branch to send two delegates each to discuss and select witne...
TRANGIE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
TRANGIE. A well-attended meeting of land holders was held at Trangie, on Sat urday, 11th February, and a uniform basis of value for unimproved land was fixed for taxation purposes. .Telephone subscribers at Trangie are indignant at tne delay of the Pos tal Department in establishing a con tinuous. telephone service. Trangie lias been entitled to a continuous ser vice for over twelve months. The Trangie district at the present time looks a picture. Abundance of feed and water. All classes of stock are in good demand.
NIMITYBELLE ANNUAL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
. NIMITYBELLE ANNUAL MEETING. The lion, secretary writes:-We held our annual general meeting of Nimitybelle branch on Saturday last, there being a good attendance of members. Mr. J. Evans, president, was in the chair. Minutes of previ ous meeting were real and adopted, and correspondence read and receiv ed. The balance-sheet presented by the secretary, showing £1 2s Id bal ance in hand, was passed as correct. The correspondence re Kural Work ers' Union was discussed, and it was decided to let it stand over to our next meeting, when we would know what action the executive council had decided to take. Mr. S. Witts' resignation was accepted with regret. The chairman said Mr. Witts had left the district, and he was sure they were all sorry to lose liim from the branch, but our loss was others gain, as Mr. Witts was a farmer and set tler wherever he went. The elec tion of officers for the ensuing year was then proceeded with. There were seven nominations in, and after an exhaustive ballo...
DAIRY PRODUCE. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
DAIRY PRODUCE. Butter has suffered a further re duction of 2/ per cwt. during the week, which lias had some effect in stimulating the export trade. The local supplies continue plentiful. Cheese is far too plentiful, and the quality is chieny inferior. Prices have receded about %d. per lb., and a further reduction will.be made be fore'there is a satisfactory clearance of stocks; Prices at present are too high for the export trade, and be sides, the sizes made are too small. New Zealand is exporting 18,000 tons of cheese yearly, and realising £1,200,000 for this product. Why cannot New South Wales do the same V Butter.-There is no change in the London market. lunest quality is now at agents' stores at 86/ for gro cers' requirements, fine qualities 82/ to 84/ ; lower grades according to quality and condition. Eggs.-Northern, rough, from 8d. to lid.; good, 1/ to 1/2 ; South Coast 1/2 to 1/4 ; new laid, 1/6 to 1/8. There is good demand for reliable quality, owing to the opening of the Le...
Councils' Officials. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
Councils' Officials. A ratepayer of Granville has had to forward a letter of apology to the council, and also publish a pub lic apology in the local paper, on ac count of having made charges against the Town Clerk, Mr. Scarborough, which he HOW says were made under a misapprehension. Mr. R. J. Farrell has resigned his position as Shire Clerk of Barraba. Dorrigo Shire Council lias agreed to enter into an agreement with Orara Shire to retain the services of Mr. W. J. I-Iawthorne as Shire Clerk to both areas jointly. Mr. J. N. Jonas has been appointed accountant to Broken Hill Munici pality, at a salary of £400 per an num. Mr. C. E. Iiawtin lias received the appointment of Town Clerk of Coralci. The junior clerk of Hornsby Shii«*. who .was-appointed'only.'a short time back, sent in his resignation, as he had obtained a better position. The council decided to advertise for a competent bookkeeper, at a salary of £2 10s. per week. Yarrowlumla Council have paid one ?month's salary, in lieu...
Complimentary Remarks. [Newspaper Article] — The Land — 3 March 1911
Complimentary Remarks. At last meeting of Cockburn Shire Council, a resolution conveying Hie thanks of the Council to the retiring councillors for the initiative work they had done, was unanimously '.ju ried. Ex-Councillors Maher, Rogo.rv mid Lord were the gentlemen rerer red to, and it was said that they had laid the foundation stone for the pre sent council to build on.