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IRRIGATION SETTLERS TYPES OF MEN. QUESTIONS OF EQUIPMENT. PROFIT-BEARING STAGE.. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
TYPES OF MEN. .QUESTIONS. OF EQUIPMENT. PROFIT-BEARING- STAGE.. By YARRA.N; A tour of the irrigation districts of Victoria provides a liberal education- in an important movement. Men are tack ling big problems.- with small capital and small experience. Their energies are oonlined to a comparatively modest patch of Australia—no more than from 10 to 150 acres a head. To win order and a livelihood out of their little empire obviously requires high intelligence^ tireless industry, and the closest thrift. To a large extent each man has had. to pioneer a new branch of local agriculture, for little definite guidance could at first be given. A study of these iiTigatioiiists and their conditions inspires hope as to the welfare of the movement and sen timents of pride in the stu dent who can see beneath the surface. Cosmopolitan Population _ Distributed over the several irriga tion districts are, in round numbers, 1200 families who have embarked on small holdings intensively cultivated. At th...
BASTARD TRENCHING [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
BAST ARB TRE^CBENG Experiments have been carried on at Itothamsted (England:) to demonstrate the effect of bastard' trenching on -the soil and on plant growth. Bastard trenching as ordinarily performed con sists of two distinct operations'—(a) loosening the lower spit of soil, and (b) digging* into it farmyard manure or other fertilising material. In the ex periments described the first and second spits of soil were removed, the third spit was broken up but not removed, and the'second and first spits were re placed in their natural order. The : cultivation and surface manuring of the trenched and untrenched plots were similar. The experiment® extended ' from March, 1909, to the end of 1912,.' a period during which extreme condi tions of temperature and moisture were experienced. Four _ distinct soils were; investigated; a light sand, two loams, and a strong clay. The results of the experiments showed that bastard trenching, when unaccompanied by manuring has very little- effect on t...
RURAL TASMANIA MAINTAINING FERTILITY [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
By G.M.B. MAINTAINING FERTTT.TTv When the desirability of maintain ing the fertility of the soil becomes more generally recognised, it will have a very big influence upon the productivity of farms and the pros perity of the farmer. It is really re markable how few land-workers real ise this, and how, year in and year out they are content to keep in the same old, well-worn grooves, making- little tor no headway. All the time they are using their strength and vigorous manhood in producing what, with a little thought, might be doubled or trebled. The reason lies .very largely in their manner of living. Their work is laborious, their hours long, they are to a great extent isolated. When the day's work is done their physical con dition is not conducive to thought or reflection. A Practical Example Some time ago brief mention was made in these columns of Mr E. J. Badcock's farm in the Hagley district] Recently I visited the property, and the information supplied by Mr Bad cock is of much ...
FORTHCOMING SHOWS FEBRUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
FORTHCOMING SHOWS FEBRUARY. Liang JLang . . 12 Korumburra . . IS Leongatha . . . . S5 Portland .. .. .. H MARCH. Warragul ... 4 Bunyip .... 11 Romsey . . . 4 Tallangatta . . ^ Foster . ... . . . 4 Yarram .... " Orbost . . . . 5-6 SEPTEMBER. Albury (N.S.W) OOTOBER. Siiepparton (Gran-d National).. .. 27 28 ^ NOVEMBER. .
PRODUCTION AND CO=OPERATION MORE LESSONS FROM DENMARK. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
PRODUCTION AN© CO«ATI0N MORE LESSONS FROM DENMARK By "BUNYEP." It is uracil the fashion nowadays cu measure a country's prosperity ^ output. There is no surpnse therefore, in the fact that Denmark is held up as a shining example of ^ d^os is. And it is undoubtedly uerous. It is purely aa agricultural country, its farm products amountin^ for export to . £29,000,000, Thi ether products are but £4,000,000. This is a splendid output for a very small country, and one which is by no of rich soil. The result is ^1 together owing to unflagging &nd indomitable industry overcoming the difficulties or a fairly cold climate and not too gener ous soiL , _ _ In fact the Danes have made Den mark, coaxed and built up the land o> sheer hard work, coupled with keen in telligence and a capacity to make the best of all modern contrivances for in creasing the output and for its effectual disposal on the best of terms. For the Danes are nothing if not co operative, and co-operation is the only...
STRANGE FATALITY OLD MAN ENTANGLED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
STRANGE FATALITY • 0 OLD MAN . ENTANGLED Mr Alexander Henderson, 73 years o£ age, the oldest resident of Gleiiora, has met 'his death in peculiar circum- . stances. . He spent Christmas with his nephew, Mr Malcolm M'Lean, and left for his home some two miles, distant shortly after 6 o'clock on December 27. On December - 29 Mr Henderson's hat and. a parcel were- found on a lonely road . hear the State school. •: Search parties were organised, ; and in the afternoon Mr. Henderson was found entangled in a wire fence, aad unconscious. . He had been in that po sition for. about 50 hours. It is- as- : sumed that he was overcome by sud den weakness, and '\inable to- extricate • himself from the _ wire. He was re~ moved to his; home and given medical attention, but died early next, morn-* ing. ^ ■ A-:"; -
MAN FALLS UNDER TRAIN SAVED PREVIOUSLY BY PORTER [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
MAN; FAIiliS 10NDER TRAIN ^: SAVED PREVIOUSLY BY PORTER V Dr. B. H. Cole, the Coroner, at the " Morgue held an inquiry ilito the death, of Arthur FTancis.'Waiker, 69, a painter,: who fell beneath a moving rtain at Sur rey Hills station on; December 27, ancE was killed. Tlie Coroner found, that Walker was run over and killed by a moving .rain, death being due to accident. Mr J. Sussens, traffic inspector, ap-: peared for the Railway Department. : Maurice Hay ward, statibnmaster at Surrey Hills, said that Walker was a passenger on the 3.17-up train from Ringwood. He did not see him alight, but when he gave the signal for thd guard to start there was no one near the cars. Directly the train started he saw the man stagger backwards. Witness ran forward, but before he could reach him the man fell under the train, which was then pulled up by the guard. When he saw Walker staggering he attributed his condition' to drink, for he had seen him' under \ the influence "of "drink on previous : o...
OPEN SEA. PERILS A MAN DROWNED SORRENTO NEEDS SAFEGUARDS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
OPEN &EA. ''PERILS'' A MAN DROWNED SORRENTO NEEDS SAFEGUARDS A sad fatality occurred at Sorrento on Sunday morning, December 28, the victim being" Hugh Augustus'Johns, aged 44 years, trainer of the Essen don Football Club. "With four others he was bathing- at the back beach when he was seized with cramp and carried out by the undertow" .and drowned, notwithstanding determined efforts at rescue by his companions. ^ • On several occasions it has been urged that life-saving apparatus should be provided at the back beach. It is only a few months since recommendations were made in an official report to the Govern ment by Mr D. Buzolich, J.P., Acting Coroner, in connection with the in Quirj' into a similar drowning fatality at the same spot, some two years ago. On this occasion a strong, young man was bathing with his sister, when he was seized with cramp, and though a good swimmer, was caught - by the undertow, and drowned. At the magisterial inquiry held by Mr Buzoiich witnesses...
PRINCES TO TRAVED. EMPIRES TOUR PLANNED. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
PRINCES TO TRAVEIi. EMPIRES TOUR PLANNED. Great interest is being displayed in the forthcoming tour of the Prince of Wales to. distant portions of the Em PRINCE OF WALES. pire. Prince Albert, it is reported, will most probably accompany his brother. As the Princes will make the tour as officers of the fleet, a modern crui PRINCE ALBERT. sex' will be detailed for the purpose. They will start on their travels, it is expected, in the autumn of 1914, be- i ing absent for a year at least. j
GIRLS DISAPPEAR. TAKEN FROM "GUARDIAN." [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
GTRLS DISAPPEAR. TAKEN FROM " GUARDIAN." Adelaide police are investigating a case of alleged abduction" of two girls. In August, 1912, George Lawson and his wife were sentenced to imprison ment on a charge of false pretences, and their children were taken charge of by the State Children's Council. When the woman was released she was al lowed to take charge of two girls, one 12 and the other three. Later the De partment took them away from her, and boarded them out at Rhine "Villa, The mother was kept in ignorance of their whereabouts, but through some means she ascertained where they Tyere, and most careful plans were made to gain possession of them. A few days ago a woman, supposed to be the mother, and dressed as a nurse, ~ took a motor car from a stand. She told the chauffeur that she was going to Rhine Villa to bring down two child ren to see their dying mother, and that she had been sent by the secretary of the State Children's Council. She was driven to where the child ren wer...
STEALING CHARGED. MINISTER'S WIFE BETS. WINNINGS NOT PAID. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
STEALING CHARGED. • 0 ■■ " MINISTER'S WIFE BETS. WINNINGS NOT PAID. Betting transactions in which Mrs Mary M'Laren, wife of a Presbyterian minister, had been engaged, led to the appearance of Leslie Williams at the Kichmond Court, on Dec. 24. He was charged with having stolen £1, the property of Mrs M'Laren, and was com mitted for trial. Mary M tar en said that she resided at Newman street, Northcote. She had known Williams for 12 months. On November 17 she attended a meet-j ing\ at the Richmond racecourse, and! prior to the last race had a conversa tion with Williams. She expressed her j intention of backing Rose Muriel, and j Williams then said he could get 5 to 1. ! As witness could only get 4 to 1 on offer, she gave Williams a sovereign and told him to put 10/ on for her, and to bring back the change. Rose Muriel won the race, but though wit ness waited until after the last book maker had packed up his bag and left the course, there was no appearance of •Williams. Witness was th...
MINING LEASES DECLARED VOID [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
MINING LEASES DECLARED VOID It'is notified in the "Government Gazette" of December 24 that the undermentioned leases have been declared void:—Oraeo, 43&lt;?S*. Oriental G. M. Co. Linfited, 32 acres 1 rood 32 perches; Crooked River, 4673, Grant Gold Mines N. L., 32 acres ,3 roods 17 perches; Sandhurst, S724, The Thistle Gold Mining Co. N. L., 28 acres 1 rood 25 pereh.ee; Sandhurst, S872. J. Tremeame, '531 acres. , * Declared void on application of inquiry.
IMMIGRANT'S COMPLAINT STARVATION STORY DENIED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
IMMIGRANT'S COMPLAINT STARVATION STORY DENIED "There was no justification for the complaint that he was starving as he had been furnished with sustenance money sufficient to last him till he reached a position to which he had been sent," said Mr F. Hagelthorn, ^inister for Immigration, to-day, in commenting upon the story told to the police early this morniiig by Sydney Gilbert, aged 19, an assisted immi grant. Gilbert is reported to have informed the police that he was starving and he asked to be locked up. He was also credited with saying that the Immi gration Branch had intimated to him that it waj his own fault that he had not kept a place on a farm at Bac chus Marsh which had been obtained for him. Mr Hagelthorn said that a prelimin ary report which had been supplied to him by the Immigration Branch showed that Gilbert had come out 011 an assisted passage as he was desirous of obtaining work on a farm. He had come from the Midlands of Eng land and had produced a doctor's cer ti...
HORSE'S NECK BROKEN TRUCK SHUNTING BLAMED. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
' : HORSE'S NECK BROKEN TRUCK SHUNTING BLAMMD. Mr. " George Tatterson, butcher; of Trafalgar,- trucked a valuable;: hack to a buyer at Neerim at-10 o'clock on December 24. The Same-, night*.*Mp'-.Tat terson was informed that the . animal was dead, its heck having been broken and its brains dashed out. It 'is supposed that the horse's death occurred through the truck it occu pied being struck ■ in the course of shunting operations.
CONCERNING SNAKES ZOO DIRECTOR TALKS REPTILES HAVE GOOD POINTS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
~ZOO^ DIRiECrO^ ^KKS REPTILES HAVE GOOD POINTS ' 'Holiday. campers need have no fear of snakes, if ordinary precautions are taken," said Mr D. Le Souef, C.M.Z.S., Director of the Zoological Gardens, when discussing the venomous reptiles of Victoria. Mr Le Souef has wandered all over Australia, and he is familiar with the habits of poisonous and non-venomous snakes at large and in captivity. He handles a snake fearlessly, but gives it no chance to sheathe its fangs in his flesh. - "Australian venomous snakes," Mr Le Souef continued, ''cannot poison a person by biting through trousers, a sock or boot. I have .caught many hundreds of tiger and other snakes in this State by placing my foot on the body in each case, and gradually work ing it up to the head, to hold the lep tile by the neck. Treated thus, a snake will writhe, and strike viciously at one's foot or leg, but the fangs are too short to penetrate the flesh. The point of the fang being solid, and the opening thrqugh which Hie p...
TANK SINKING POINTS FOR CONSIDERATION. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
TANK SINKING POINTS FOR CONSIDERATION. Marked differences are nouceauie m i the methods of men engaged in tank-J sinking. Some handle their horses and bullocks so that they hold their condi tion, putting forth less effort, and at the end of the day showing little evi- j dence of fatigue, while others knock up both themselves and their teams and do not get through so much work. In one case a man with a quarter yard scoop was observed to work more leisurely and yet to remove more ma terial than his mate, who was evi- i dently bustled, and it was observed that the handle of his scoop was bent up wards, while the handle of the other scoop was straight. The man argued that he did not have to bend his back so much, or to put forth as much strength when filling and turning over the full scoop. As the performance had to be repeated many times a day, the advantage was obvious. In short, the man worked with his brains as well as with his muscle, and thought over every step in his work. It is ...
Management Counts [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 3 January 1914
Management Counts A similar trouble exists iri Victoria and New South Wales, and the vete rinary explanation is the same. The influences exerted by the too common use of cull lambs for breeding pur poses, _ lambs that fail to go to the works, should be examined in connec tion with these deaths; also the fact that many ewe flocks are becoming pretty well pure-bred. The half-bred on some farms has been left a long way behind, and breeding in one particular direction has, in many instances, been going on for years. Change of pasture, from good to indifferent, together with baiting, has proved a remedy for the trouble. At any rate, deaths have in most instances stopped when either or both these things have been brought into play. If it can be managed, the single lambs should be kept on poorer pasture, the best feed being given to the pwes with twins. Each class would then be fed according to its require ments, and mortality might be reduced in consequence. "Such a course is not an impos...