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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
Read "The Weekly Times" advertisements and benefit. Leave It until tlie last minute. —«=» Summer is on us, and now Is the time to keep out Mr. Fly. Keep him away from your foodstuffs and prevent waste. I Pay Freight on all Cash Orders Number in Catalogue, 339. Our Special Safe, two cupboards, each sub divided into two compartments, per forated doors and side?, fly-proof.— Price, £1/2/6 nett cash. Write for Catalogue of Special Christmas Bargains. All Catalogue Prices Subject to Cash Discount of 3/ in the Pound. Inquire Into My Easy Deferred Payment System.— 6 Months' Credit Free. Only One Address THE BIG PATERSON 231-233-235 Smith St., Corner of Moor St., FXTZROY. Please TJse my Full Name When Writing (ARTHUR B. PATERSON), Sole Proprietor.
ADELAIDE WATER SUPPLY A FAMINE FEARED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
ADELAIDE WATER SUPPLY A FAMINE FEARED Adelaide is threatened with a water famine. Following on a dry year.the supplies in the reservoirs have become so depleted that by the end of May, unless replen ished, they will be unable to satisfy the demands of the city. Last year *no water was taken'in until i August, and usually it is late in the winter before the reservoirs fill up. The available quantity is now less than the capacity of one of the three storage dams. A new reservoir has been or dered, but it will not be completed for j three years. I The Government has increased the price for water, and in a few days may take drastic action to preA-ent needless waste. Sufficient water will be retained to flush the sewers, and people will be able to secure water for themselves from Torrens Lake. The Torrens Kiver is still running, and with a thunder storm would be freshened up.
DEPARTMENT BUILDS BARN ELECTRIC RAILWAY SCHEME [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
. DEPARTMENT BUILDS BARN ELECTRIC RAILWAY SCHEME For housing the coming electrical rolling stock of the Railway Depart ment, a large storage shed is about to be erected at Jolimont. This will furnish the first concrete evidence to the eye of the "man in the train" that electrification of the. sub urban railways is going forward. The building will be of great di mensions, covering a site near the Jolimont railway bridge 200ft. x 400ft., and the work will be carried out by day labor. Fireproof construc tion and effective natural lighting will be the main features of the work. Unlike the numerous unsightly iron sheds now littered about the railway yards, this car barn will be well de signed with brick walls and a "saw tooth" roof, glazed throughout to ad mit a flood of daylight from above. The roof will be supported on trussed steel girders, with a minimum use of internal pillars. As electric traction is smokeless, the building will never assume the dirty appearance of existing steam s...
TRAINS OF TO-DAY EFFECT OF WEIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
TRAINS OP TO-DAY EFFECT OF WEIGHT ! It Is surprising, but admittedly true, that trains on the Victorian lines ran faster 50 years ago than they now do. • In the old days the engines had a greater reserve of tractive power than the modern locomotives, to which are hitched loads practically up to the limit of haulage capacity. Improvements in rolling stock have added greatly to the weight of trains. Fifty years ago the cars on the Vic torian lines had room for 50 pas sengers, while the average tare weight of the cars was 10 tons each. The demand was small, and the longest trains were formed of six cars, of a gross tare weight of 60 tons. Six o£ the modern cars now running on the main lines have a gross tare weight of' 222 tons, or an average weight of 37 tons each car. The first-olass cars seat 48, and the second-class cars 72 people. The corridors and lavatories sup plied in the bogie cars add greatly to> their weight. Owing to the large margin of trac tive power, the engine of 50...
WATERSIDE CRISIS CONFERENCE FAILS ARBITRATION REJECTED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
WATERSIDE CRISIS CONFERENCE FAILS ARBITRATION REJECTED Conditions sought by the. waterside workers have failed to meet with the approval of the employers, and a crisis has arisen. Representatives of the Common wealth Steamship Owners' Federation, the Sydney Overseas Shipping ^om" panies' Association, the New South Wales Coastal Steamship Owners Association, the Gippsland Lakes Pro prietary Limited, Western District Steamship Company, the Victorian Stevedoring Company, the Oversea Stevedoring Companies, Dalgety and Company, William Crosby and Com pany, the Peninsular and Oriental Company, the Orient Steam Naviga tion Company, J. Gill and Company, the North German Lloyd Company, the Messageries Maritimes Company, the German - Australian Steamship Company, William Haughton and Company, Gibbs, Bright, and Com pany, the Victorian oversea shipping companies, and other employers of wharf labor, on January 15 failed to arrive at an agreement with dele gates from the Waterside Workers' Feder...
TATURA. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
TATURA. Heavy gales have prevailed, and dry wea ther, but little damage lias "been done, as stripping lias been completed for some time. A much, larger proportion of the grain than usual has been carted in. Thatching has now become universal where stacks are to remain, and there Is now abundance of hay in the district. The thatch used is the stripped straw, and Federation has been found to be somewhat unsuitable, as it is too brittle. The fruit season has. been a. good one, especially as regards apricots. The early peaches were somewhat scarce; pears have suffered from the squally feather, but apples are showing- well. At the stock sale in Tatura last week, i tooth ewes were sold at 16/6 to Wll, and othera at high rates.
SALE DISTRICT [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
SALE DISTRICT The year has not finished up so well as the outlook led farmers to expect. The rainfall was nearly up to the average for Gippsland, and reached '25 inches. To a cer tain extent the rain fell in very opportunely for the growing crops, which at the time gave promise of a really magnificent harvest, fctoit the exceedingly dry weather of the last two months played havoc with them, and the wheat yield has been but small, threshing out very indifferently. The hay crop, however, was fairly large, and oats proved the most prolific. Barley, too, did very well, but prices all round are at present low. Generally speaking, grain buyers are early in the field, but this season they have been conspicuous by their absence. Accounts from the beet fields are very unsatisfactory. The Kilmany farmers, who have to grow a certain acreage under the 'Closer Settlement Act, are in despair as re gards their prospects, and the Boisdale grow ers will, it seems, have very poor returns. The plains ...
THE BUTTER TRABE MR OSBORNE'S REPORT. COMMENTS BY MR CROWE. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
MR OSBORNE'S REPORT. COMMENTS BY MR CROWE. By "CASEIN." Mr R. Crowe, superintendent of ex ports and official head of the dairying industry in Victoria, referred last week to the report of Mr H. W. Osborne con cerning1 the export trade in butter and the general condition of the industry in Australia. Portion of Mr Osborne's report appeared in last issue. "So far as. inspection is concerned," said Mr Crowe, "the respective Agents-General have offices in London who examine and report on butter on its arrival in England. Butter for export is examin ed at port of shipment by experts, and their reports are furnished promptly to manufacturers. The Commonwealth 'Approved for Export' stamp is a guar antee of purity and weight as it it not applied unless the butter is covered with a true trade description and the net weight. The true trade description, for example, may be 'Pure creamery butter,' which is clearly defined in the regulations. Should the goods "be found to be other than 'Pure cre...
COUNTRY PROPERTY CROWN LANDS HEARING OF REASONS JANUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
GROWN I/ANDS HEARING OP REASONS JANUARY. 21—Swan Hill, H. Uclitmann, Swan Hill .... .. 2 2 31 21—Swan Hill, F. H. Roberts, Swan Hill . • 2 3 39 21—Swan Hill, H. Y. Lee, Swan i Hill .. 2 1-22 21—Swan Hill, R. Blake, Swan Hill .. : .. 2 1 21 Swan Hill, L. N. Gobetti, Swan Hill .. 2 1 21 21—Siwan Hill, J. P. Sperling, Swan Hill 2 0 0 21—Swan Kill,- B. A. Findlater, Swan .. .. .. 3 0 0 21—Swan Hill, E. M. Colston, Swan Hill 2 1 19 20—Alexanfii-a, John Ivelly, Eil don .. 395 0 0 29—Ballarat, Alfred Gomer Thomas, Clarkesdale 63 0 0 29—Ballarat, Charles Fredk. Trende, Corindhap 1 3 33 o-l^ 20—Stawell, William Nicholls, Mokepiliy 20 0 0 20—Stawell, Robert D. Nicholls, Mokepilly IV, 0 0 20—Stawell, James Curry, Moke pilly :.0 0 0
WOODSIDE [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
WQODSmE For same weeks past we have naa no ram, and tlie dry spell still continues. There is abundance of grass, which is becoming dried up, and therefore the risk of bush-fires is greater this year than usual. The local Progress Association is taking steps to form a fire brigade, and a public meeting will be held during the present week to consider the matter. It is high time that something was done, as several bush-fires have already taken place, and some are still burning in the forest. The harvest is now nearly over, and the result has been very satisfactory. The hay crops were fairly heavy; and oats, also, in most cases (gave an excellent return.. The area under wheat is small in proportion, but where grown , the return is very good indeed. The potato crop this year will be light in comparison with other seasons, but this is probably due to the fact that the spring rains came too late for the general crop, so that a good start was not secured.
THE DAIRY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Warts on Cow's Teat—Potter Hill (Warbui* ton).—On Jan. 3 "The Weekly Times" Veter inarian advised to try a crystal of washing soda. Apply moisture to the warts before applying the soda. Nitric, chromic, and sul phuric acids are sometimes used; but there is always danger of damaging the surround ing skin. Vaseline or oil will protect it.
NULLAN. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
NUItLAN. The harvest is late this year, but the strip ping weather has been splendid. With few j eceptkms the days have not been too hot. j The highest was, however, 108 deg. in the shade. Farmers are now convinced that the old fallow system is the best and most profit able. This year 50 per cent, of the wheat lands were fallotw. On the well-tilled land the yield ran from four to 12 bags, the average being about eight bags. On tmfallowed land it ran from three to Isix bags, averaging about three bags. Cream is rapidly diminishing. There is plenty of feed, but it is very dry. Stock are maintaining good prices. Rabbits are increasing, and farmers are de termined to deal with the pest after harvest operations. are over. Labor has not been plentiful, although £2/5/ and £2/10/ per week was paid by many farmers. Some farmers declined to pay that amount, and combined to help each other, and they are getting on well.
STRATHDOWNIE [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
S T R ATI-ID OWNIE Rain fell on five days during December, tlie registration at .Mount Gambier , being 2.71 points. This is a little aliead of the falls of the two previous years. Most of the rain in December fell during the heavy storm just before Christmas. The total for the twelve months is 25.45 inches, this 'being the lowest for years. Farmers are busy hay-carting. Grubs have done very little damage in this district to the crops. At Mount Gambier the cater pillars have attacked the barley and oat crops. Grubs are also very nume rous, and much damage is feared. The Mount Gambier-Portiand railway line is going ahead with 170 men at work on its construction, and the number will be increased to 250 shortly. Parrots are very destructive in the orchards, especially as to apples, and even with constant" shooting are hard to keep off.
HORSHAM. [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
HORSHAM. With the exception of a few. hours on some days the season since January 17 has been suitable for stripping the^grain. Already from large areas the wheat has been taken off and carted to market. The season has been an early and favorable one. The crops all through the district may be described as good, whilst many of them are excellent." Somq sensational yields are reported from small areas. Taking the whole district, from careful inquiry, the return will be not less than 18 bushels, though it possibly will be considerably more. This, even considering the prospects at one time during the year, are very satisfactory, and if only the price of wheat will continue from 3/2 to 3/3 per bushel, farmers should have cause to rejoice at their good luck. The wheat market is 3/2 to 3/2% per bushel.
GAS LEFT BURNING ELDERLY MAN POISONED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
GAS LEFT BURNING ETj'JDERLY MAN POISONEn \nother illustration of the necessity for care in the use of gas was given at the Morgue.on January 15, when Dr. R H. Cole, the Coroner, held an in quiry'into the death of George l'llman, 87 who was ,poisoned by escaping gas while in bed at his home at Bellair street, Kensington, on December 10. *Dr Cole found that death was due to accident. Constable R. P. Jones said Mrs Ill man informed him that on Friday night, January 9, she turned on the gas before she went out, and it was then burning very low in her husband's room. When she came home she! turned it off at the meter, I forgetting to turn It off in his room. When she turned on the gas on Saturday night, January 10 she forgot the tap. in his room was on. She found him dead next day.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
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BALGOBIN TRAGEDY CHARLES ODGERS HANGED [Newspaper Article] — Weekly Times — 17 January 1914
BALGOBIN TRAGEDY CHARLES ODGERS HANGED Fremantle Gaol at 8 a.m. on January 14 for having shot Edith Molyneaux, a married woman, at Balgobin on October 3. Odgers afterwards at tempted to blow his head oft' with a rifle shot. The evidence given at the trial showed that Mrs. Molyneaux had been living with Odgers, and afterwards went back to her husband. Odgers went out to the hut where Molyneaux lived, and de manded that she should return to him. When she refused, Odgers frightened off the husband and children with rifle shots, and then shot the woman dead. After the trial evidence was pro duced which closely identified Odgers with t);e murder of an old cripple. He was ordered to stand his trial for this, but suddenly the Executive Council de cided to carry out the original death sentence. Odgers passed a good night, and walked bravely to the scaffold. He left no statement behind, and as he stepped on to the scaffold he smiled and said, "I am going home. God rest my soul." All through ...