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Firewood Problem. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 21 May 1914
Firewood. Problem. Scarcity of firewood is being folt in tho townships between Dandcnong and Wavragol) close to wliich thou sands of tons of first-class fuel is destroyed yearly, boing classed by people who want to use their laud as an unnecessary ovil. Although millions of tons of good firewood is burnt yearly, &lt;jl- is lying iu the paddocks within 50 miles of Melbourne, it is bo far away from the railway lines that it is not profitable to cart it to tho stations. Along the Gippsland lino tho firewood and other timber has been thinned out ou either side of tho line from one to ten miles, but it is considered that if tho Railway Com missioners were to run cheap lines of tramways into the forest country, whero timber is lying going to waste, tho difficulty would bo overcome. Tho railway froights arc not the chief cause of tho dcarucss of tire wood ; it is tho cost of carding it to various sidings undor tho present conditions. If tramlines into the forest country were provid...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 21 May 1914
Auctions. Skews, Hunter AND CO. STOCK, KAllM, LAND & FINANCIAL AGE NTH, AUCTION SALES AT ^VARUagUL, livery Thursday of Cuttle Sheep and Pigs. WARKAUUL, Kvery Second Thursday, Kiit PjgS (Best Buyers Attend). WAUKAGOL, Horec Sale, Quarterly. BUNYI1' Monthly — Cattle, Sheep, and 1'igs, Every FOURTH SATURDAY, at Mr. Stacey's Sale Yards. ACCOUNT SALES AND PROCEEDS ON DAY OF SALE. CLEARING SALES CONDUCTED LOANS NEGOTIATED & VALUATIONS MADE. Agents tur the Scottish Union and National Fire Insurance Coy. BUN YIP MONTHLY SALE. SATUllDAY, MAY 23, 1914. SKEWS, HUNTER & CO AUCTIONEERS, Will hold a. Special Cattle Sals AT 11R. STACK Y'S YARDS, ae above, and they will yard CATTLE. SHEEP. HOUSES. . 10 Good Cows, milkers 7 Good Cows, BpriugerG •1 Store Cows 10 Yearling Heifers . ■ 9 Heifers, 18 tnouths 17 Poddies, mixed 10 Suckors 5 Slips _ FURTHER ENTRIES INVITED. Good Outside Buyers will Attsnd. Saturday, May 23* At Stacey's Yards, Bunyip. CLEARING SALE OF _ FURNITURE and ...
Found Dead on Road. A KOO-WEE-RUP SWAMP FARMER. INQUIRY AT BUNYIP. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 21 May 1914
Found Dead on Road. A KOO-WEE-B0P SWAMP FARMER. INQUIRY AT BUN YIP. Oil Friday morning last au inquiry was licltl at the Mechanics' Hall, Bunyip, into the cause o£ death of George Cooper, farmer, of Kooweerup, whose body was found on the road near Cora Lynn, on Thursday morning. May Ytb. Messrs, A. H. a'Bccketl and A. J. lioltcrill, J's !'• sal as a coroner's bench, Constable Austcc conducted the inquiry oa behalf of the Crjwn, and deceased's brother (a very able man) represented the relatives and family Joseph Henderson, driver, employed by the Drouin Butter Co-Operative Company, deposed that he was the driver of the cream cart around Kooweerup and Cora Lynn. On the day previous to Cooper's death witness drove with deceased to Iona factory in a jinker. They left their jinker at the factory and rode to Bunyip in the Iona cream cart. Xhcy went by train to Drouin where some business was conducted. They returned to Bunyip on Wednesday evening by the 8.20 train. Both had arranged previo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 21 May 1914
SALES BY AUCTION. Geo.V. STEPHEN Auctioneer & Sworn Valuer, DROUIN. CLEANING BALKS CONDUCTED. LOANS NEGOTIATED. VALUATIONS MADE. FARMS FOR SALE, In Drouiu aucl District. Agcnl for the Scottish Union and National Fire Insurance Company. DROUIN WEEKLY LIVE STOCK MAltKET. AT new SALE YARDS. Tuesday, MAY 26, 1914. J AL ] o'clock. GEO. V. STEPHEN WILL Sell at bis Yards, Drouiu, as above tbe following Lines o£ Stock— Also, Usual Large Yarding of Piga. NG'l'K : The Soiling of the fJigG will now bo started'at 1 o'clock Every Week. FUHXIIER-ENTRIES INVITED. SATURDAY, MAY 23. At Three o'Clock. AT WILSONS HOTEL, BUN VIP. i>y Order of the Mortgagee. BERNARD MICHAEL £S instructed to - Sell by Public Auction as above— All that piece of land being Allotments 53 and 53a, Parish of Yannatlmn, County of lluln Buln, containing 318 acrcB 6 perches, or thereabouts, known as Mr. George Cathcart's. The farm is situate about I! miles from Longwarry 11.S., fronting two roads. The soil is rich, ba...
WARRAGUL HOSPITAL. To the Editor "Free Press." [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 21 May 1914
WARRAGUL HOSPITAL. To the Editor " Free Press." Sir,—The Hon. the Treasurer, when ou a visit to the AVarraguI Hospital last month, was so impressed with the need of a more up-to-date operating room that he offered to grant £ for £ towards the cost of erecting and equipping a new one. The estimated cost for same is about £400. A small and active committee has taken tho matter in liaud, feeling sure that the' people of the district will readily respond to this generous offer, and so enable this much-needed addition to our District Hospital to bo carried out. Will you, Sir, give your usual ready asaistance, in tho cause of Charity, by leceiving and acknow ledging donations for this purposo sent to you in your part of the district ? Yours faithfully, B. DAVIS, Treasurer. Warragul. 18/5/14. (As uumorous poraona from Bunyip and distriot are treated annually at tho Warragul Hospital, wo shall bo ploaood to recelvo and acknowledge donatiouii.—Ed. " Free PresB.") Tlio members of the Cemetery...
CORRESPONDENCE. HOW FARMERS ARE ROBBED. (To the Editor "Free Press.") [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 21 May 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. HOW FA-KMERS ARE ROBBED. (To the Editor " Free Proes.") Sir,—Iu last week's issue of youv paper appears a letter under the heading of " How. Farmers are Robbod." The writer, Mr. Vahlberg, is of course speaking generally, and does not assert tliat all agents are robbers. That would be unfair. There are honest and dishonest people iu all walks of life. The lottor is a very interesting and instructive one, because the facts contained theroin show that the farmers who sold their produce to the members of the Dealers' Union received hotter prices that way than by selling through agents. There is nothing surprising in this, because by selling direct to the dealers and hawkers they :ictcd iu accordance with the true |n indoles ot co - operation ; that is, ihey eliminated the middleman and got nearer the consumer. The movement., is iu the right direction, and should be encouraged. Perhaps later on their operation!) will be extended, and include other lines of produce besides...
DISTRICT DOINGS. GARFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 21 May 1914
district doings. GARFIELD. .A tca-uicotiug aud concert is to bo held oil the ovening of Wednesday, 27th • inst., in connection with the Garfiold Methodist Church. L'or some time past a movement has been on foot to start a co operative store at Garfield, and since the stores occupied by Messrs Dess and Gabbctt Were destroyed by fire it is apparent that there is ample scope for such a concern. During the past few weeks preliminary meetings have been held, and Mr. H. Hourigan has been appointed chairman of the movement. It is felt that a store could bo erected cheaply while the new hotel is being built, and that it would not take a great deal of capital to carry 011 if sonic of the district farmers take an interest in the pro posal. A meeting to further the movement is to be held on Friday evening, June 5th, iu the Garfield Hall, when the general public are I invited to attend.
CORRESPONDENCE. HOW FARMERS ARE ROBBED. (To the Editor "Free Press.") [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 28 May 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. HOW FARMERS ARE ROBBED. (To tliu Editor " Free Pi-obs.") Sir,—In the last few editions of your valuable paper have appeared under this heading appropriate letters illustrating instances on which local producers' have been victimised by middlemen. Purnsing " The Argus " report of a speech at Sandringham by Mr. W. H. Irvine, Attorney-General, it says—" The middleman, performs a function that other peoplo were either too ignorant or too Jazy to perform for themselve." Where ignoranco is bliss 'tis folly to be blis'tered. Sir, imagine a local farmer who is. not ' too lazy' taking a trip to market with each ton of producc he consigns, to assure the prospeotivo purchaser that the potatoes are not 'Btale' and so bring the market value to 'his' pocket. Yours, etc, ' ANXIOUS TO VOTE.'
Stray Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 28 May 1914
Stray Notes. Owing to wot weather and bad management' the last show of tho Travalgon Agricultural Society re suited^ in a loss of £42. The next show itj to be for one day only. The Commercial Hotel and four shops wore destroyed by fire at Nambour (Q.) on Sunday morning. An employe at the hotol, Michael Geraghty, was burnt to death. Mr. Thomas Treadwell's house and contents at North Poowong was totally destroyed by fire last Thursday. Tho house and contents were covered in tho Phoonix Insurance Company. At a meeting of the Bakers' Union on Saturday night it was decided to notify tho employers that after 30th May no bread would bo made or baked betwoea the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. An oagle hawk measuring 6 feot '2 inches across tho wings was in the act of carrying off a lamb near Dookie, when Hugh Burns, of Yundool, brought it to earth with a well directed shot from a riflo. A poultry breedor at Bondigo named Horatio Godfrey has boon uontencod to nine 'month's imprisonment on a. cha...
Under the Hammer. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 28 May 1914
Under the Hammer. Adamson, Strettle and Co. Pty. Ltd. announce that the noxt gale of stock at the Bunyip saleyards will be held ou Tbursnay, June 4th. Skews, Hunter and Co. now hold their monthly stock sale at Bunyip on tho fourth Saturday iu each month, and entries ai'o being received for their noxt sale on Saturday, £he 27th June. By order of tho Trustees Executors and Agency Company (administrators of the estate of Mr. James Smith, deceased) Mr. Bernard Michael will offer f ir sale on tho property at Tynong, at 2 o'clock on Wednesday, 10th Juno, a weatherboard cottage containing four rooms, detached kitchcn and outbuildings, with about an aoro of land. The household furniture and effeotB will also be offered. I Last week at the Dandenong Court, before Messrs Sutherland, Pearson and Lousada, J's.P., a, peculiar base under the Factories' Act was heard. The district inspector under the aot (J. T. Howard) proceeded against R. and G. Smith, it being alloged that an omployo named John ...
For the Men on the Land. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 28 May 1914
For the Men on the . Land. The date fixed for the" stallion parade at Bunyip is Friday) 4tk Soptombor. ■ Ai the Melbourne) c&ttlo sales last week a bullock sold for Mr. D- J Bourke, of Monomeith, realised the high price of £17/5/, whilst a number of others averaged £15/10/8. This demonstrates the fatteniug capacity of the Monomeith country. A fow days ago. a mob of sheep were placed in Mooro Park, Kilmore, where there is a prolific growth of grass, chiefly Capo weed. They ate too freely of the weed, and 55 sheep died. Tho sheep wero all ewes, due to lamb early, and the loss is estimated at £65. Thoy wore to bo taken to Cobdeu tho day thoy wero found dead. The abnormally dry sumnior and autumn considerably affected potato crops in the Blampicd, Newlyn and Kingston' districts. Tho yields are* poor, and a large percentage arc affected with grub. Tho districts named will not average moro than one ton and a half of markotable potatoes per acre. This is tho lowest average for mauy...
Bunyip Reservoir. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 28 May 1914
Bunyip Reservoir. In connection wiili the establishment of a reservoir at Bunyip North, Mr. W. S. Keast, M.L.A., has placed three important aspects beforo Mr. Catta-. nach, of the Water Commission. Firstly, if the water cau bo conserved in a largo basin, it is considered that there would be very little obance of flooding the Koo-Weo-Rup Swamp country; secondly, that a scheme ia required for supplying water for domestic purposes, and for tlio naval baso, Fraukston, Car rum, Chelsea, and Aspendalo; thirdly, Mr. Beast points out that if the swamp wants irrigation sufficient water may be obtained behind tho Bunyip town ship. Ho has ako asked tho Water Commission to get a further report j than that seoured by Mr. Chuckie as | to the suitability of the site for storage purposes. Mr. Keast is endeavoring to induce officials of tho Commission to visit the distriot as soon as possible, together with a I Parliamentary party.
GARFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 28 May 1914
GARFIELD. The Iona football club dauco took place ou Friday tiight laHt in Garfield Hall, and proved a great sueecss. At about half-past nine o'clock only five couples were present and it looked a6 if the dauco would prove a frost. In less thau.half an hour, however, a good crowd turned up and an enjoyable time was spent. Messrs. D. Pansou and J. Olson actod as mas tor of cere monies in a first-class manuor. Tho music way all that could bo desired and was supplied by Messrs. Gabbett, Gee, Logg and McNamara. Refresh ments of the very best wore provided and were served by tho committee, much to tho satisfaction of all. The arrangements were carried out,by Mr. J. W. Barker, hon. secretary, in a very able way.
LONGWARRY. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 28 May 1914
LONGWARRY. The Longwarry P.L G. has invited members of the Bunyip branch to spend an evening -•* with them on Saturday, J une 6th, 'when a Paper Night' will bo held It is probable that therq will bo a good attendance. Papers wiil be read by some of the visitors, and political and other matters will bo discussed. The ladies of Longwarry who some weeks ago organised the sale of gifts in aid of the local mechanics' institute bci'i a A-iudnig-up meeting on Tuesday night, when the hon. secretary (Mrs. Edney) stated that a profit of over L9U had resulted. This must be regarded as highly satisfactory, and the Longwarry ladies are to be congratulated on the success of their efforts. Special praise is due to Mrs. Edney, who worked very hard from start to finish. Tho Longwarry Football Club has decided to bold a grand ball in aid of the club's funds on Friday evening, 5th Juno. Good floor, good music and M.C., and first-class refreshments will be provided. The people of Long warry are pleased...
Bunyip Agricultural Society. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 28 May 1914
Bunyip Agricultural Society. . A meeting of the committee of the Bunyip Agricultural Society was bold at tho local Mechanics' Institute on Friday evening last. The iecently-appoint«d secretary (Mr. 0. G. Salmon) tendered his resignation owing to pressure of other business, bat agreed to act nntil another secretary is appointed. Consideration was given to the protest entered by Mr. J. O'Connor, of Warragul, against Mr. J. Lowan being awarded the prize for yearling bull- at the last show, on the ground that he did not comply with the regulations. Some time ago the society allowed Mr. Lowan a month in which to sign a declaration, but he has net done so. It was agreed to allow him another week in which to forward a declaration. The financial position of the society ig not satisfactory, and something will have to be doao to place the society on a better basis than at present. It was mentioned that there is a likalihood of tha next military tournamsnt being held at Garfield or Longwarry u...
IONA. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 28 May 1914
IONA. v Fair quantities of 'chouse have been manufactured at the Ioua co-oporativo factory, and last Friday 350 cheeses, each weighing about 10lb., was sent away to Melbourne from tlio Buuyip station. In ouo day recently three toils of elieesu manufactured at Iona factory v.-us despatched from Bunyip. From time to timo cattle aro missed by various farmers, aud most of them cau never bo traced. There is no doubt a groat deal of " duffing" jg indulged in, aud this is getting rather rampaut in ibc district from Cora Lynn across to Koowuerup and Lang Lang. A couple of weeks ago a Cora Lynn resident went away for a few days to tho Dandcuong district to do business, aud when ho returned ho found that two valuable hoifors bad been takou from a securely-fouced paddock. When the police do cast their net more thau one offender is' likely 10 be brought to justice. a •
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 28 May 1914
Victorian Producers' Co-Oper ative Company A PIG TBUOK will be loaded with pj™ and Calves at GARFIELD Railway Station, and will pick up at Tynong on TUESDAY, MAY 26th. Mb, W. Hobbon will travel with truck and attend to loading. DO YO WANT TO SELL Your Farm? If eo, consult BROWN, The Lightning 8eller, BUN YI P. Buyers Waiting for Well Im proved Properties. If you want to look well buy one of Pearson's suits at 80j.
COMMERCIAL. WARRAGUL STOCK SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Bunyip Free Press and Berwick Shire Guardian — 28 May 1914
COMMERCIAL. WARRAGUL STOCK SALE, Skews, Hunter and Co. report having held their usual weekly market at their Warragul ealcyards on Thursday last, 21st May, when there was a full- yarding of stock all round, and we considor it the beBt mile held for. many months, everything being cleared at extremely high rates. Pigs were also very firm, showing an im provement ou late quotations. They quote :—PigB : Suckers 9/, 11/6,12/, 13/6 to 14/; Blips 16/, 18/, to 21/; stores 24/6, 27-', 82/, to 35/;.baoon stores to 51/; porkers 48.', 46/, to 501; baconers 60/, G7/, 70/, 7G/, to 80/6. Sheop : Crossbred wethers 21/9; fat lambs 17/9'; small store lambs 10/3; aged Shrop. rams 20/6. Cattle: Fat cows £6/15, £7/12/6 f do. choppers £5 to JE5/12/6 ; storo do. £3/10 to £4; others from £3 ; aged, lower milkors and springers, best £8/, £8/12/6, to £9/2/6; second do. £6/15, £7/5, £7/12/6; others from £6; aged, lower, backward springers £5 to £6 i heifers springing £4/15, £5/5,- to £6/5; do; 2 years LS to L...