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Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 10 June 1904
Local and General. Mr. R. M. HIGGINS is a candidate for this electorate. INCOME tax must be paid before next Tuesday. ANOTHER death from plague has taken place in the city. MR. JAMES PIKE advertises a land sale in the parish of Urialla. AH CHICK, condemned to death for murder at Peak Hill, will be executed on the 28th instant. &nbsp; IT is understood that the Government will issue a manifesto during the next few days. BOMBALA folks are jubilant over the pros- pects of that site being chosen on which to build a Federal City. OWING to coaching competition the fare from Hay to Gunbar-50 miles-has been reduced to 1s. A SHEEP-OWNER in the Wagga district esti- mates that 25 per cent of his lambs have been killed by foxes. HUNDREDs of residents of this State have already booked their passages for America to visit the World's Fair. CONSTABLE J. P. McDONNELL, of Quean- beyan, was married to Miss June Brew, of Crookwell, at S. Bartholomew's Church of England, Crookwell, last Wednesday...
THE DECLINING BIRTHRATE. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
THE DECLINING BIRTHRATE. THE conference promoted by the Australian Social Reform League, with reference to the report of the royal commission on the declining birthrate was concluded last week in, Sydney. The clan es in the division of the report set* ting forth the suggestions of the commission were approved seriatim, and the only disouesion that arose in this connection was on clause 124 -" We think it our duty to invite the churches to devise some means of instituting a general crusade of such an impressive character as would arouse the conscience of married people (1) to a recognition of the immorality and ael. lishness of the practice of deliberately restrict ing the number of children to be born of them; (2) to a recognition of the degradation of the marriage state involved in that practice ; (3) to a realisation of. its demoralising effect on their own individual character, on the character of their children, and the character of the cominu* nity ; and (4) to understand that ...
Epitome of News. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
Epitome of News. at :e The Russians admit the shortness of food * and coal at Port Arthur. i Ploughing is in falU awing in nearly all st parts of the State. d Woods' Great Peppermint Core, t for Coughs and Colds never ftails. Is 6d. I Over ten thousand pilgrims from all parts 0 of Italy have been visiting Rome. e In the Melbourne market wheat is steady c at from Sc. to 3s. Ojd. per bushel. Grass is abundant in the Inverell district and all stock are rolling fat. f Australian wheat is quoted on the London 3 market at 29s 6d to 29s 9d per quarter per 480 lbs. Nineteen additional persons have left Month Australia for Zion City. Very severe frosts have been experienced in the Germanton district, doing much damage to the grass. Rust has ruined the oat crops in the Milton district, and the planters' friend hassuffered considerably. Some very fine pure bred Vermont merinos will be offered in connection with the forth coming sheep sales. Blowflies are very troublesome in the Bourke district...
Garden and Field Calendar for June, 1904. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
Garden and Field Calendar for June, 1904. (By, A. Lansdowne, Seedsman, Goulburn.) TuE land is now in fair, moist condition for cropping,, and should be well worked up, if possible, to allow frost and air to sweeten and mellow. Deeply and v ell cultivate all soils, and add snitable manures. Sow in drills and give plenty of. room. The weather will be severe, though stense wild and thundory iuter vals are likely. Eeavy frosts especially the latter part of the month ; some rough winds rain and snow. KITOREN GARDEN. -Sow main crop peas, broad beans, onions, cabbages, &o. Finish at once planting potato and tree onions, &c. FIELD.-Sow wheat, oats; Cape and skiu. less barley, Poverty Bay and perennial rye, .cockafoot and prairie grass seed, tares' or vgtohes, pens, cabbage, onions, rape, &c. OonCuAnn.-Get on with digging, draining trenching, &c. Commenoe pruning. Plant not young trees,:taking care at get reliable sorts from reliable growers, and also proper a...
TALE OF A FOX. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
TALE OF A FOX. Tux following is from the Tumut" Times" -"A resident of Wynangle (we don't give his name, so that he will escape the gibes of. sceptics) last week shot a fox, and to enable him to get the bonus allowved for such by the Pastures Board he proceeded at once to skin the animal (believing, of course that it was dead). When he had got the pelt removed from the whole of the body excepting the head Reynard j amped up gave a couple of yelps, and started to run away, but a well aimed blow. from a waddy near by brought the fqx hors do combat again. It was thought best on the part of the destroyer to do that, for if he had let the animal run off with the skin hanging on by the ears it may have been the means of frightening away the whole of the foxes of that neigh bourhood; or we might have been supplied with exciting pars. from residents giving a wonderful description of a new kind of animal that had developed in the Wyangle forest.
MR. CARRUTHERS ON THE PREMIER'S RETIREMENT. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
. MR. (ARRUTHERS ON THE PREM. IER'S RETIREMENT Mn. .OARRTTERS thus refers to the retiremeut of the State Premier :-1' Speaking on behalf of the opposition, we (the Liberal and Reform Party) sincerely regret the canses which have led up to the retirement of Sir John See from the public life of this State, and personally one and all we sym. pathise with him, and trust that with rest and change be will soon be restored to health and vigour. Although po!itical opponents, many of us are personal friends with Sir John, and as such we feel naturally a deeper regret at hise ill healthe Tr strain of politics is very severe upon the strongest of pi, and when a man has served twenty five years in the atmosphere of the Assembly he has had just about as much as the greedicetman for political fame ever desired, Sir John See has been a staunch party man, a good fighter and has, I think, played a personally hon ourable part in his political career. He and I have had barely a shadow upon a long frie...
LICENSING COURT. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
LICENSING OOURT, Tna usual annual sitting ofthe Queanbeyan Licensing Uourt;' for the 'onsideration of hotel licenses was held yesterday before Dr. llleckall, J.P (chairman), and F. Campbell, Esq, J.P., when the following renewals were granted -3. J. Donnelly, Bungendore; Catherine Walsh, Hoskingtown; J. 0. Mo. Calister, Bungendore; John Hunter, Bun. gendore; George Reid lntton; H. J. S. Hungeiford, Queanbeyan; A McPherson, Queanbeyan; Martin Byrne, Queanbeyan; W. F. Bnrridge, Captain's Flat; S Hollings. worth, Hall.
DRINK AND CRIME. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
DRINK AND CRIME. AT the Quarter Sessions at Albury last Friday, there were no cases for trial, and the deputy sheriff presented his Honor Judge Murray wish a pair of white gloves. His Honor, in reply, congratulated the district on this evidence of its freedom from serious crime. Perhaps it was too much to expect that the day would come when there would be no work for the criminal courts, and that they would cease to be necessary on account of the-stoppage of crime, yet it seemed to him there was a way in which that might be brought about. He was convinced that if the State stopped the sale of alcoholic liquor there would soon be very little for the crim. inal ctarts to do. He spoke from many years' experience, and from the experience of others, too, when be said that drink was the source of nearly all crime in the community, or at least of really serious crime. His Honor also paid a high tribute to the work of the Salvation Army. It must be freely and fairly recognised that no class...
A CLYDE OUTRAGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
A OLYDE -OUTRAGE, Or Saturday night a girl, 16 years of age, accompanied by her parents, waited upon Constable Yates, the officer in obarge of the Granville police station, and made a com plaint that she bad been outraged by a number of young men. The offence was alleged to have been committed in a some what lonely spot near the William Street Bridge, at Clyde, and within a few yards of the roadway. On Sunday morning four respectably connected youths were arrested at Granville by 'Serneant Nice, Constable Trevillian, and Constable Yates, and lodged in the lockup at Parramatta. 'They ware charged with having criminally assaulted the girl. All of the accused are under 20 years of age. For Children's Hacking Cough at Night, Woods' Great Peppermint Care. 1s. 61 It is said that Mr. D )wie, who is now in Berlin, will not be able to secure a public ball in London for his meetings.
FARMERS AND SETTLERS' CONFERENCE [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
FARMERS AND SETTLERS' COOFER ENCE Oix Saturday the Farmers and Settlers' Conference, sitting at Dubbo, adopted the election platform, embodying the reforms which the association considers immediately practicable.* The platform includes a State Land Bank, closer settlement, water cnser vation, 0ocal government, and a progressive railway policy. It was decided to recommend the Federal Government to offer a reward of £100,000for the successful introduction of a disease capable of exterminating rabbits, while being innoccous to human beings A resolution was carried by the conference, recommeiding the establishment of a sinking fend for the gradual extinction of the public debt. In regard to the Pastures Protection Board, a resolution was carried, characteris ing the appointment by the Government of the inspectors whom the boards had to pay as a flagrant injustice. One day last week two: men unearthid a 58oz. nugget at Peter's Rush, Q. Carriage. horses seem to sell well in Chicago. In a ...
Local and General. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
Local and General. BALL at Googong on Friday night. Tau weather still continues cold and frosty. 7 STOCK and land sales at the yards on t Thursday. t PROFzszoR MACKAT had a very fair time at t Braidwood. A con fish recently caught in the Goulburn River weighed 80lbs. Ma. OLDYELD's clearance sale will be re- I snmed on Saturday next. I INFLUENZA in a severe form is still preval ent in this town. Ma. AsuroN is at present on a tour of the Northern Rivers. THREE of four of the butchers' ebops in Bungendore have closed. Low temperatures and heavy frosts are reported from all parts of the State. GREAT preparations are being made for the Public School Fair, fixed for the 22nd and 23rd instant. THE recent bail in aid of the Q.V.F.B. netted 13 guineas, or about £3 more than the 1903 annual ball. THE Federal Parliament is still hanging fire. Watson is having a longer innings than maaj predicted. - MANY public school teachers consider the newly introduced syllabus a farce, and a great hindrace...
COB MAIZE FOR FODDER. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
COB MAIZE FOR FODDER. Faoxo experiments that have been systems' i cally carried out at several experimentsl stations, it would seem that where farmers m ke a practice of feeding ground corn it would be to their advantage to grind the whole ear, thereby utilising to excellent advantage what would otherwise constitute a waste product. The importance of corn and cob meal has not been sufficiently re. cognised in the past. With mree intensive methods of farming, we hope to see it occupy the place among stock foods which it rightly deserves. That it has a food value far beyond the possibilitles indicated by its chemical analysis has been amply proved. There can be no question but that the value of the cob lies not within. itself, but rather in its effect upon the corn fed in conjunction with it. Pure corn-meal is a heavy mass' which tends to pack in the stomach of the animsl, and hence prevent the proper action of the digestive juices. The ground cob has the effect'of loosening and tight...
Military Ranks. (Cont[?]ibuted) [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
Military Ranks. (Cont. ibuted) Qurta a controvelsy has arisen through ti: ,e Poatma ter-General in Victoria forbidding the post office officials utilising their mili tary ranks during their cival capacit', and the various captains, colonels, lieutenants, and sergeants who are employed in the postal note and stamp selling dep !rttaent are somewhat dismayed at only being " captained and coloneled" when arrayed in their fine feathers and gay gory military trappings, engaged in a bloodless battle with the aid of blank cartridge. The P.M. G. is to be commended for his action as it is ridiculous for volunteer officers to stand on their military dignity when engaged in their civil capacity, whether it is a fling postage stamps or selling calico by the yard over another counter. Since the Boer war, military ranks have become as common in Australia as Justices of the Peace, and at the present rate cf conferring ranks in the Australian Military Service, we shall soon be on _a par with America...
THE MISSING DIGGER FROM NERRIGA. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
THE MISSING DIGGER FROM NER RIGA. THs young digger named Rassmussen, who has been missing from Nerriga under the circumstances narrated in a recent issue has not since been heard of and as he had left his mate at Dirt-hole Gully to cross the Shoalhaven River at the time it was in flood on the 12th ultimo the conclusion which had been come to that he had been drowned ap pears to have been correct, althoyzgh the body has not been found. A confirmation of the young fellow's sad end is furnished by the statement made to the police at Nowra by a man named King, who lives at Need's Point about 40 miles below Nerrign, who says that on the 13th ultimo, the day after the de. ceased disappeared, he was standing at his door looking at the swollen state of the river when he saw an object being swept down by the current which he could not at the time make out, but which since hearing of the account of the matter which appeared in this journal, he now believes was the body of the dcceased. Every ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
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RIFLE CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
RIFLE; CLUB. A GENERAL meeting of the members of . the Queanbeyan Rifle Club was held at .Hunger. ford's Hotel last Saturday night, when it was resolved to hold the annual ball on July 27th. The price of the tickets was fixed Lt 4s double ; no single tickets will be issued. A committee, cousisting of seven gentlemen and an equal number of ladies, wab appointed to carry out all arrangements. A rifle match for two first prizes of 10a each, and two second prizes of 2/6 will be -shot off during the next six weeks. The best two out of three shots will win each. Three matches are to be shot on Wednesd4ys and three on Saturdays, beginning with Saturday, June 18th.
Queanbeyan Age WITH WHICH ARE INCORPORATED Queanbeyan Times, Bungendore Mirror & Captain's Flat Miner. TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1904. The Farmer at Dubbo. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
WITH WHICH ARE INOORPORATED Queanbeyan Times, Bungendore Mirror & Captain's Flat Miner. TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1904. The Farmer at Dubbo. IT is hardly to be wondered at that the Con ference of the Farmers and Settlers' Associ ation at Dubbo should have rather fully discussed the vital problem of land tenure; nor is it remarkable that the experienced practical men taking part in the debate should have pronounced themselves, in the main, as being opposed to the pernicious leasehold selection which has proved so de trimental to the improvement and develop. ment of many good districts in New South Wales. But it is mostly in the drier local ities where the inimical results of making selectors nothing more than' crown tenants are apparent. The disastrous effects of the recent dronght were greatly accelerated by the insufficiency of tanks with which the holdings were provided. This was only one of a number of features were settlement has been marked by a lack of that improvement which i...
CAURCH NOTICES. SUNDAY, JUNE 19. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
OAURUH NO rICES. SUNDAY, Juwz 19. COURCIK or ENGLAND.-Queanbeyan 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.-Rev. W. M. White, Minister. Canberra 11 a.m.; Gundaroo 3.30 p.m. Rev. P. G. Smith, Minister. METrOurST. -Queanbeyan 11 a.m. Ifr E* Brown; 7.3C p.m. Rev. W. Stewart. Wattle Park 11 a.m. Rev. W. Stewart; 7 p.m. Mir. G. Sonthwell. Woodfield 3 p.m Mr. J. Gale. Weetangerra 3 p.m. R.v W. Stewart.-Rev. W. Stewart, Minister. RoMAN OATHOLIO.-Queanbeyan 11 a.m. Rev. Father Hyland.
BUNGENDORE [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
BUNGENDORE FAIRY MEanow has of late had a very busy appearance, ptincipally on account of the lime works recently started there by Messrs. Doyle Bros. A great deal of lime is sent from there to Buntendore and places further south, also Goulburn and Yass, and the quali y of the lime is considered equal to anything in the State. Mr. Doyle states that he will have to erect more kilns, as he can hardly supply the numerous orders he is constantly receiving. This will also be the means of employing considerably more labour. Truck loads of wood are also being despatched from the locality by train, and meet with ready sale. The Postal Depart ment hbve granted a daily mail to Mount Fairy, which is of great convenience to the residents of that place. A very pleasant gathering of the memberv of the Bungendore Brass Band met on the invitation of Mr. Ward, bandmaster, at his large room on last Tuesday evening. Re freshments were laid and a most pleasant evening was spent. The health of Mr. and M...
A USEFUL FODDER PLANT. [Newspaper Article] — The Age — 14 June 1904
A USEFUL FODDER PLANT. AT Smithfield, Mr. P. A. Pavesi, a well known vigneron .nd orchardist, is persever ing in his endeavour to aoolimatise the Italian consolida grass. He has been very persistent in his efforts for a number of years, and has now a fair prospeot of success. The grass is a prolific grower, and yields up to as much as 40 tons to the acrd. It is a fine milk-producing fodder plant, much resembling tobacco leaf in appearance, and in Italy it is largely cultivated. Mr. Pavesi has procured the latest available literature dealing with its growth from his native country, and is making a thorough study of the subject. He hopes to have a good many roots for re setting from the couple of dozen plants which have matured in his garden During the past four or five months the consolida grass has formed the chief article of diet for his seven cows, the leaves grow ing so rapidly that they can be picked up for feed every alternate day. So far the frosts have not had any ill effects...