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THE WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
THE WEATHER. On Friday the electric disturDance which was banked up across southern Queensland and central South Aus tralia was driven across the southern part of the continent and out into the Taaman Sea. As a result of tho thunderstorms which passed lover the Wimmera on Friday the following falls were recorded :—Nhill, 41 points ; Lorquon, 100 to 150; Woorak, S; Netherby and Baker, 100 ; Serviceton and Lillimur, 100; Miram, 8; Hamil ton, 14-1; Dimboola, 51; Horsham, 40; Harrow, 83 ; Murtoa, 46 ; Nati muk, 93; Ouyen, &2 ; Rainbow, 81 ; Stawell, 21; Warracknabeal, 12; Swan Hill, 45 ; Goroke, 130 ; Hopetoun, S3 ; Ultima, 13. Heavy rain tell in the various districts around Adelaide. At Eudanda two men were drowned in Julia Creek, while at Marrabel 95 points fell in au hour, and l^£ inches in lJ/&lt;j hours were recorded at Kapunda. The rainfall registered at the Nhill Post Office for February was 44 points; rain fell on two days. Beautiful atmospherical conditions are ...
COMMERCIAL. WIMMERA AND WESTERN DISTRICT LAND SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
COMMERCIAL Wimmera and Wksterx District Land Sales. Messrs Young Bros., Horsham, NhiH, Hamilton, and branches, report having sold during the month of February :— 6395 acrcs for £:.'.8,788, and leased 10,824 acres, and since January 1 to February 28 (2 months)—31,762 acres for £134,838, and leased 16,602 acres. Account Charles Daniels, near Nhiil, 1267 acres to A. J. Ervin; Ballaf-fc Trustees Co,, 372 acres, near Nhill; J, Allan, Lillimur, 640 acres to H. Baldocls; F. Syme, house and land, Warrackna beal; T. S. Young, building allotment, Horsham; administrator estato T. W. I Roche, Horsham, 620 acres at nearly £10 per acre without any impiovements to E, Hennessy; A. Barnes, house and land, Rainbow; administrator estate late J. Thonnburn, Dimboola, 2 allotments land to Messrs J. McKenzie and J, A. Rohde; W. H. Greenhill, Kaniva, 450 acres to J. Ii. Brodribb.
WIMIAM EAST. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
WIMIAM EAST. (From our own Correspondent). A nice rain fell last Friday, which, although not sufficient to benefit the dams to any great extent, will prove very acceptable as regards household requirements. The working of fallow and summer fallowing will engage tho attention of farmers until the moisture has evaporated. Wheat carting is now almost completed. Last Sunday the annual harvest thanksgiving services were cele brated, the church being decorated by the Mesdames R. Oldfield, H. E. Dahlenburg, and J. H. Oldfield in an artistic manner. A very instructive and interesting oermon was preached by Mr Bolwell, of Lorquon. Mr V. Dahlenburg and Mrs J. Ht Oldfield, sang in good style the well-known favorite song, " He wipes the Tear from Every Eve.'' The service throughout was well worthy of a larger congregation, but would not admit of such on account of so many people being absent on holidays. Prior to this a meeting had been convened, and a new organ decided upon. A certain portion ...
SELECTION OF PURE GRASS SEED. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
SELECTION OF PURE GRASS SEED. During the winter months, when work on tho farm ia leas presaing than at othor times, is the best time for selec ting and securing grass seed for Bpring sowing. Foresight in this matter at this time will go a long way towards secur- j ing a good standard of grass. Good seed is j both germinable and pure ; its germina- ! ting power may bo shown by a Binglo I germination test. Spread samples of | seed evenly between moistened sheets of blotting paper, place them where they will have an even temperature of about 70 degrees; keep the paper moist, not I wet, and in a few days the sprouts will appear. Seed of which less than 90 per cent sprouts should be rejected. The impurities in seed consists of other un desirable seeds, sticks, straws, and dirt. It is expensive seed to buy. If one is paying 6d a lb. for seed of which 25 per cent consists of impurities, the good seed in it will cost 8d, or one third more than ho is supposed to pay. A careful inspection bef...
MR FISHER'S CAMPAIGN. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
MR FISHER'S CAMPAIGN. Mr Andrew Fisher, leader of the I Federal Opposition, will early this month I atari on what will prove to be an im portant campaign. He will open in tho Melbourne Town Hall, and then go to j Ballarat and Bendigo. Ia Ballarat he will deal specially with the standing orders, and the suspension of Mr D. C. McGrath. He will then go to Sydney, Bathurst, Goulburn, Brisbane, Marybor ough, and Mackay. Mr Fisher will be supported by a contingent of the leading members of both Houses, and it is anti cipated that there will be some vigorous speaking. Tho exact itinerary of the campaign will be made known in a few days.
NHILL A. AND P. SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
NHILL A. AND P. SOCIETY. A special meeting of the local A. and P. Society waB held at Kozminsky's Commercial Hotel on Saturday to deal with the mat ter of appointing delegates to the Murtoi conference of Wimmera A, and P. Societies to fix the dates for annual shows and horse parades, and also to daal with the letter received from Mr J. W. Trumble, Melbourne, who is offering a special prize for the best cultivated plot of grass land. The following were present •—Messrs Annus Mcintosh, President, A Schultz 13. Kozminsky, W. Ivrelle. T. Ervin, T. R. Walters, J. Young, and the secretary, Mr C. H. Towns. Messrs John Young and W- Krelle were ap pointed delegates to attend tho Mur toa conference which will be held at I Murtoa on Thursday, 5th March. The delegates were instructed to ap ply or Wednesday, 7th October as the day on which to hold the Nhill show, and Wednesday 19th August, or the next nearest data, for the local horse parade. Mr J. W. Trumblc's offer of a prize for the best cult...
FIRE AT HORSHAM. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
FIRE AT HORSHAM. The most extensive outbreak of fire for years occurred at Horsham at noon on Friday, at the chaff cutting mill and stores of Gcrlach Bros., resulting in the total loss of the buildings and large quan tities of chaff and other produce. Two large stacks of about 700 tons of new hay were also destroyed. The origin of the fire is a mystery. It broke out near the middle store, and spread rapidly to the stacks. The brigade responded Bmartly, btfb the scanty water Bupply left no hope. The buildings were burnt out, with cart and plant in about half an hour. The stock was insured.
DIMBOOLA COURT. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
DIMBOOLA. COURT. The following cases were dealt with at Dimboola last week:—Constable Madia v. Clarence Oesil Bodey. That defendant at Gerang on 29th Junuary, 1914, did knowing have in his possession native game, to wit, a smoker parrot, during the period which is prohibited by proclamation of the Governor-in-Council. Defendant was fined 5s, in default dis tress. The bird was ordered to bo sent to the Director of the Zoological Gardens, Melbourne.— Hugo Wertheim v. D. | Robertson. - Jse and hiro of goods and chattels, £115s 0. An order was made for the ainount with 5s coBts.
BOXING. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
BOXING. A large audience witnessed the fig&(! between Dick Hallam, the Wimoew Welter champion, of Noradjuha, and : Raymond Bourke, the well-know® sport, in a 20 2 minutes round contest at Horahara last Thursday. Halls®' : who waa the heavier and taller, h®1' . the beat of the fight, although Bo»rW proved a skilful boxer. Mr M. Abra hanis, of Melbourne, acted as refers and gave his decision as a draft which met with general approval The Horsham Town Clerk has recei^ notice from the Department of Poo® Works that the Governor-in-Council if ; been pleased to approve of the allocs'103 - of the sum of L250 towards the drainaK? works in the burgh, the Council to sp^ . an additional £250. For the impw'®' ment of the road to Wartook, a ifil 50 has buon approved, subject to ® Borough Council and Wiuamera Satf5 expending an additional £50. , During last year there were 134 and industrial disputes in Neff Son Wales. Over forty thousand wor,ej were involved, and it is estimated M j £288,...
ITCH IN HORSES' LEGS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
ITCH IN HORSES' LEGS. A large number of horse-owners have been worried for some time over the presence of itch in the legs of horses, due to the presence of n parasite. Tech nically this is described as "Haemate Pinuf Afini." Numerous complaints have been made to the Agricultural Department, whose experts announce that the most effective and cheapest method of eradication is as follows :— Obtain a mixture by boiling together 21b of sulphur, and lib of lime in a kero sene tin of water for an hour, and then using the clear golden liquid thus ob tained to thoroughly saturato the hair on the legs of she horses.
FAILURE OF MALLEE CROPS. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
FAILURE OF MALL EE CROPS. As the result of the representations of farmers in tho Malice on the failuro of the grain crops, the Minister for Lauds (Mr Lawson) recently agreed to advance soed wheat in such quantities as were required. Mr Selk and Mr Carey, two of the officials of the department, wore directed to visit Ouyen, Murrayville, and Speed, to ascertain the actual needs of the settlers. Similar requests for seed wheat have boen received from farmers at Cocambah and MananRatang, and these will be the subject of an inquiry to be hold by the officers at Chillingollah. Evidence will also be taken in respect to advances on improvements that have been asked for. A. departmental report on the position will be presented to Mr Lawaoti, probably this week.
LAWLOIT WATER TRUST. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
I LfiWLOir WATER TRUST. The following were present at the meeting ou Tuesday lastCorns B, J. Arthur (chair), Bond, Powell, Webb, Lowe, Henstridge, Sherriff, CouUs, and the secretary (Mr W. Arthur Kelly, C.E.) Reports. The mechanical engineer (Mr Kiely) reported having attended to and repaired the following wells South Kauiva. Bunyip, Dinyarrak, Miram, Yearinga, Serviceton, South Lillimur, yarroL'lc, and Kaniya; also effected repairs to pumps at Kaniva, Yanipy, Bunyip, Luwloit, Village Settlement y0 I and 2, South Lillimur, and Sandy Whim. Valuer's Report. David Harris, valuer, reported that the stock book of. the Trust ending November, 1913, amounted to £616, after allowing for depreciation, 10 per cent, £53 10s 6d, and the amount of £42 ]2s 9d written off. The stock is kept in splendid order by Mr Kiely. Intermediate gears were purchased at an outlay of of £104 Is 9d, which is a good asset in dry weather. I have to compliment Mr Kiely on the manner in which he keeps his stock. As r...
CROWN LAND SALE, KANIVA. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
m'il'i LAUD SALE, KANIV4 jM A Crown lands sale in the fee 5simpi&lt;' beld at the Court House, ffri.M'va, last Thursday, by Mr E. A. fC'irrv, district land officer (MTr J, fMoAuley, auctioneer), when the fol [lowing allotments were sold :— Town lots — Elaniva, parish of [Kaniva, county of Low an, on road [from .North Lillimur—Lot 1, area Igr 0 !l lOp, allot 5, sec 6, F. T. f b'berriff. £15 (upset). | Adjoining railway station on south j lgjje_Lot 2, area lr 31 l-10p, allot 8, ' [sec J1, Wr. A. Kelly, £12 (uspset £10). I Adpining railway station on north leido—:Lot-> 4, 5, and 6, area lr each, [allots 1, 3, and 4, sec 13, W. H. J IScjdden, £7 (upset). j Lot 11, area lr, allot 9, sec 13, P. i [ W\ Proctor (upset £0). Lot 12, area lr, allot 10, sec 13, E. |Hall (upset £6), Lot 13, area lr, allot 4, sec 14, M. I |W. Ileiiley (upset .£7). Lot 10, area lr, allot 5, sec 14, E. H. (upset £7). Lots 17, 18.19, 20, and 21, area lr leach, allots 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10, sec 14, [W. J. Gre...
KANIVA NEWS. HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
KAH1VA NEWS. ) ■ 11 ■ j HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICES. The Church of England harvest thanksgiving services were con ducted by the Rev. 0. 0. Anderson, of Kaniva, at the Lillimur and Ser viceton Churches on Sunday. At both places the impressive services delivered by the rev, gentleman were listened to with rapt atten tion. Lastmight, in connection with the festival, a social took place at Serviceton, when a particularly plea ! sant time was spent by the large audience present. On Sunday and Monday evening of last week the Kaniva rit. Augustine Church of England harvest thanksgiving ser vices were conducted. On this oc casion also the services were con ducted by tbe Rev. Anderson. On the Monday evening a social and sale of gifts took place, and although passing off pleasantly, the financial results were greatly under last year's takings, which is a pity, seeing that God has blessed the district with another bountiful harvest. During the eveniug the following items were contributed:—Pi...
LAWLOIT THISTLES. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
[ LfiWLQIT THISTLES, At the mooting of the Lawloit council Inspector King reported—Since la6t meeting I have sent notices to olear Bathurst burr to Jas. McCracken jnr, B. J Laivrance, J W King, who have all done good work. I also sent notices to C Eastwood, Mrs M Wailis, Williams, [ W Hieks, Rideout and J T Saunders of j Green Swamp to clear saffron thistles, s I forwarded registered letters on Febra | ary I'jUi to Messrs F. "Williams and \ Ivan Young to clear bathurst burr, i Notices have also been Bent to Messrs F ; Ana toy and Etherton. The bathurst j burr is coming up after the rain, Mr King said certain men had had a lot to ; say re Mr Arthur's land, known as Mel ton's, but on inspection he found thistles cut and bagged, and at one spot a small patch were cut and covered with bushes : ready to burn. Rumors had also been circulated re Cr Lowe's land. Inspector King complained to the council that certain remarks had been passed by Messrs A. Merrett, and R. Hawker in refcrance to ...
PERSONAL. [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 3 March 1914
PERSONAL. Miss Ethel Fitzpatrick has been appointed relieving teacher at the Bleak Houso State school. Miss M. Wilkinson, of Ballarat, has been appointed permanent teacher at Balrootan North Bchool. At the recent Commonwealth Government examination for tele phonists held at Ballarat, Mies Ida A. Fitzpatrick, stenographer and typiste of the "Nhill Free Press" office, was successful in passing the examina-j tion. | Mr Francis, of the Commercial Bank Bordertown, has received notice of his ! transfer to Adelaide, and will be j leaving in the course of a week or EO. Mr W. Jenkins, from Hindmarsh, is now in charge of the High School Bordertown ; Miss Beattie having been transferred to-Strathalbyn, A wedding in which considerable interest was centred took place at the Lutheran Church, Arkona, when Mr I William Schulze, son of Mr and Mrs F. A. Schulze, of Lake Hindmarsh, was married to Miss Martha Preu sker, of Arkona, The ceremony, which was largely attended, was per formed by Pastor Jeric...
TALE OF THE SEA [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
TALE OF THE SEA ! i A sensational tale o£ the sea was told on the arrival of the Aberdeen barque Inveresk, 1476 tons, at Queenstown, on Saturday, after being 147 days on the voyage from Portland, Oregon (says "The** Dally Telegraph" of January 5). Her poophouse was demolished .by a huge wave, and the steering wheel was in a state of complete wreck. The chief officer of the Inveresk, in an interview, said that after sailing from their port of loading nothing of . note occurred until October 30 last, | when, in latitude 44 South, a terrific I cyclone burst upon them. Immense I seas broke over the stern of the ves- J sel, completely submerging her. Some | of the crew were stationed aft when a wave came over the stern, and the unfortunato men, including Captain Buchan, were lifted off their feet and .washed along the vessel's decks until they were brought up against the iron bulwarks amidships. The skipper and a young seaman named Anderson re ceived serious injuries, and had their legs ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Nhill Free Press — 6 March 1914
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