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CORRESPONDENCE. THIS PROPOSED SHIRE LOAN. A CRITICISM. (To the Editor of the "Farmers' Weekly."). [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 5 June 1914
CORRESPONDENCE. THIS PROPOSKR SHIRK LOAN. A CKITICISM. Cfo the Kditor of the " Farmers' Weekly."). Sir,-Having listened with much interest to Cr. O'Donnell's fine ad dress in fiivor of raising a 5,000 loan for the Kcrang Siiire, would | you, with your usual impartiality, i allow me to say a few words in criticism ? | As a Cohuua ratepayer I object to Cr. O'Donnell's proposed scheme on several grounds. I object, first i of all, Sir, bccause I think that biff I municipal loans are, in most cir j cumstances, bad and inequitable things in themselves, and should, : therefore, be avoided as much as possible on principle. A munici pal loan covering 25 or 30 years i interest and sinking fund, such as Cr. O'Donnelt proposes, gives the present ratepayers and property ! owners a great benefit for which taxpayers of ten, twenty and tnirty 1 years time have willy nilly to pay. I Take an example. A big loan is | floated to form say the Kerang town streets and footpaths. Im mediately these roads a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 5 June 1914
Public Notices. c. h. M'LENNAN; CCHUNA. AGENT FOR ? Mitchell nnd Co's Agricultural j Machinery. Mutual Life and Citizens Iusur- j ance Company. Allen Fire Insurance Co. : DENTISTRY. A iti'K-fflng, R&ordcii by the Dental Board of ^ Victoria. .* >K("SS to inform the public of " ' Co!-, una and surrounding dis trict that nc has resumed the prac tice ik his profession, and that lie can be consulted at irlr J. McKenzie King's residence, .'in;; r iward Street, Cobima. Crown &- P.-Mge Work a Specialty. Visits-Ob*BOWER on the 1st and 3rd Monday (Sale Days) of each mouth. ~~ThF"1ELBA" TEA ROOMS. - Main Street, 'GO HUN A. - High-Class Confectionery, FRUITS.' DRINKS, and AFTERNOON TEA. SUPPERS FOR DANCERS Catered for. A. AM B. HAH. H. S. H. WARD. Q. - 24 to 38 SPENCER STREET . MELBOURNE. (JRAJN CHAFF & POTATO MERCHANT. Lucerne Specialist .Manufacturer of " HA-WA " Oat .Flakes and ' CORN BIRD ..Oatmeal.,.. T,hes.e^ are . obtainable from all the leading-Grocers ill the...
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 5 June 1914
OF RURAL INTEREST (By "Rusticus") There is surely $01110 ccuuubi'o law thai, will exact punishment lor tho de struction of heiier calves and owo iambs. Souio phases of tho matter tliAt do not occur to tho average man, but which are, noverrikeless, of vital 1 import, were touched upon tho other ! day by Mv. H. J. Maoson^ Trado Commnuioner .(or JMott Zealand, when interviewed in Melbourne. Referring to tho export of ewo iambs ho said: . Tho fooihaidimss of tho practioo should bo enforced upon tho iarrnor by legislation, or by sow© other oinphatic moans, otherwise tho striking dcciine as si»o\vn iu the numbur of sheep an nually taking place must continue, to th&lt;? dotr.nunfc of tho State. Some ten ^oara ago mi agitation took place in Now Zealand lor legislation to cluck practice* that, uoro dominating flocks and heads, ami 1 well remember when the lat* Kit-hard .lohu Soddon, tho Prim© Jdi&istar, B>ade announcement on tho sub^o*. Ho was addassm; a g.ivhoring of pa4o...
BIDDY THE HEN. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 5 June 1914
BIDDY-THE HEN. The lo*t eg|5~-more plainly, the bad e£g-costs tho family circle of tho United States over. £13,200,000 An nually, Tiiis loss is by no means th© fault of Biddy, the lien, who does her thrifty part to solve the "high cost of living,'* laying yearly over £§0,000,000 worth of eggs. Not a bad ono docs sho lay. How then, do we, her beneficiaries, manage to despoil ourselves* of two in every twelve of her gifts? Biddy's product is kopt by tho far mer a week 01 two or more b?fore it gets to tho country store, whero it abides anothci several woeks, before shipment to the city commission mer chant. From tho retailer, in du« or undue season, Biddy's eggs reach the consumer's pantry or ice-box, and' theno? appear .by rtlnys on his table. Now, here is a problem of delays which Biddy cannot solve, and it is up to us more mortals to do it. Everybody can help a little, nud everybody who kelps a little i* doing a public service -helping to feed our big family. No less an agent than t...
ESPECIALLY FOR SOME HUSBANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 5 June 1914
ESPECIALLY FOR SOME HUSBANDS. .Mr. II. L. llann writes in " Kim UftlVs Dairy Fanner" :-Wo never could understand why come men will rig up the cow barn with orery now-fangled device tm the market, from an auto matic litter carrier to form-fitting stanchions, ami jrfill allow thoir wires to Ket aloiij; with a dtcrepio, broken barked rheumatic eook stove that first miw th-' Ii^ht of day thirty years be fore the w:>r with Mexico. AVhat chauce h;n a young bride, who learned every thing at eollege except how to hash l-nnvn potaiKV, with a stovo that has i vouching spell every few minute?, and Hoods tho ktichen with soft coal smoke. But then, this world is full "f bilious husbands who married some pvifc^ winner in tho Latin course, and woko up later to find that while eho ronid pin the shoulders of a Gre*k root tn the mat three times out of five shr didn't know whether a cook store could be started from the M»at or had io he cranked with a half hitch.
PORK PRODUCTION CONTEST. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 5 June 1914
I PORK -PRODUCTION CONTEST. Tho North Dakota nork production contest was carried on oy 2S9 boys and girl*. Each one fed and cared lor a Iriior tf pigs^ to see who could pro utiff.' ill-.* most pork iu tho least time and the* most economically. j ihe contos: wos won by Charles litis 1 sell, (,f llottinead. IJfo produced 2903 lbs of pork from ono littor in 203 days,, at a eo&t of a little less than ljd a lb. The son* wns a Yorkshire, number in littor. It; number raised, 14; totai cost of feed fod, £10/12/; profit, wit. pork at 3d, i*18/i/ for tho littor. Ninety-four qualified for finals on tho 50th November/ ; Thomas Cooper, .Director of tho Noi J: iX.kota Experiment Station, in 'ohiuiiiiig tho contest, gflFo out tho fol lowing conditions:-Ti.o littor from one sow; no entry allowed where sow ?farrowed later than 15'ch Juno; to bo fed and cared for by a bov or girl, 10 to IS years of ago; monthly reports to he sent iu of food fed; contest to close 20 J i November. This means ma...
COMMERCIAL. BENDIGQ PIC MARKET. June 4th. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
COMMERCIAL. imxnKlO PIG MAfcKKT. June 4th. Mason liros report : A moderate yarding of pigs penned for this week's sale. All classes were evenly represented, and competition for all descriptions was spirited prices, in most cases advancing 011 last week's firm rates. 1 he &lt;|utility of baeoners was j^ood, consequently bidding was brisk.and all weights realised better figures. A few pens of nice porkers came to hand, and were bought up at full market values. With the com petition of a few outside buyers prices for stores hardened slightly 011 late rates. Quotations:-Host baeoners £-\ to £l 5s; medium do. £?, 10s to £?, 16s; light do, £?&lt; to A3 6s; porkers, £2 16s to £3; stores 6s to £>\ 13s; suckcrs and slips 16s 6d to £i is. KKRAXr; I'lG MARKET. June 5th. Andrew S. Mnir & Co. report having; lipid their usual fortnightly sale of pigs and poultry at their bazaar 011 the above date, for which only a small supply of both fat and store pigs came to hand. Fa...
Mead Poster Ball. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
Mead Poster Ball. A Grand Poster Ball, in aid of the-Mead District Mechanics' In stitute, was held in the Institute building on Wednesday night, and proved to be a great succes, There was a crowded attendance, and the spectacle presented under the lights was brilliant and striking. Spec tators thronged every available square foot of surplus space and manifested great interest in the proceedings. This interest centred, of course, in the fancy costumes, which were of the poster variety. Many of these were very ingen ious, and got up regardless of ex pense. This was especially the case with those lent for the occasion by leading Melbourne firms. Mr W. Craig, of Cohuna, and Mr Mc Kean, of Bendivro. officiated as judges, and awarded the first prize for the best dressi cl poster lady to Miss IYottie Hall, of Column, who appeared in the resplendent insignii of a well-known biscuit manufac 'urer. Miss Lila Sillier secured a irize for the best impersonation of mother firm, whilst Mr Harry Sc...
MEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
?MEAD. . Arbor Day was observed at the local State School last Friday. It was a lovely day, and there was a large attendance of parents. Some fifty trees were planted, mostly of euclypt and acacia order, but there were also some fir.e young cypresses. The children were regaled by the committee, assisted by the parents, in at least two alluring meals, and all sorts of delightful sports were indulged in besides. Altogether a happy day was spent.
WEE WEE RUP. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
WEE WEE RUP. The social held in the Wee Wee Rup Methodist Church oil Monday night attracted a large attendance, including a number of visitors from Coluitia. Following as it did close U|)0n the birthday of King George, the programme was fit tingly commenced by the singing of the National Anthem. Messrs. H. Olsen and P. Hlanchard gave two good duets. Miss Fiudlay sang "Nobody knows; nobody cares," and " The Songs my Mother used to sing," in her usual excellent manner. " Oft in the Stilly Night" was sweetly sung by Miss North. Mr. Bennett rendered splendidly, "I .wonder how the Old Folks are at Home," and " Thora." Mr. O'Reilly's violin solo, " Aux Champs Klysees," was deservedly encored. Mr. G. Gray was heartily applauded for his song "Somebody's Waiting for Me." Mr, Fin&lt;3jay'ssoug, " On the banks of the Wabash," was much appre ciated. Appropriate to the time of the year was Mr. Taylor's patriotic song, " It's the Navy." Air. Hunt sang, and also gave a humorous reading; an...
MACORNA. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
I MACORNA. 'l'he Pyramid Hill Football Com petition was advanced on Saturday. At Pyramid the Macorna team was beaten by II points after an even game. At Kerang the Appiu club lo«it to tile Rovers by 10 points. To-morrow's matches arc Appin v. Pyramid at Pyramid, and Rovers v. Macorna at Macorna. The annual meeting of the Mutual rmprovement Society was held on Tuesday night last, and the following ollicers were elected for the ensuing season :-President, Mr. (i, Prothers: vice-presidents, Messrs. Darvnll ami Cooke; secre tary, Mr. A. Lord. It was decided to introduce minaUnc ville shooting into the society's syllabus. The opening night was fixed for June 18th. The local branch of the Aus tralian Women's National League held their usual meeting in the Hecliabite I-Iall on Tuesday. There was a large attendance. Officers were nominated for the next year. Two delegates, Mrs. Darvall and Mrs. Long, were appointed to at tend the meeting of the Wiilimera Klcctorate Committee at Mary borough...
GUNBOWHR. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
GUNBOWHR. ?Wilfteil Foster, of Gunbower, was arrested on Thursday by Con stable Samblebe, of Column, on a charge of larceny as a bailee of a ? bicycle, tlie property of George Phillips, of Tatura. It is under stood that Constable Sainblebe acted on information transmitted to him from sources outside the district. Foster was brought before Mr. J. M'K. King, J.P., at Cohuna on . the day of his arrest, aud was re manded to appear before the Tatura court on the 10th, bail being accepted in two sureties of j£25 each. The great and continual munici ; pal disadvantages under which ;"Gu'nbower and neighboring places ^suffering from being on the boun dary of two immense and cum brous shires are again very well illustrated by the experiences of farmers and graziers settled in the -country bordering Thomson's Weir. This Thomson's Weir is really the ruins of an old earthen dam that was thrown across the Gun bower Creek just above I.eitchville many years ago by what was then known as the Loddon ...
HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
HOME AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT. Tho littlo chnp will work liko a ttgor , bringing iu wood and nucli things as I long' or ho knows somobody in helping, I too. It is tho job that must bo &lt; done Mono that takos tho tuck ©lit of a littlo follow. Lift n litt'lg bit rritli your littlo man. Make plans to givo tho boys j\«KOO&lt;1 mzod plot of ground this soaoon. Got ; it iu shape, provide plenty of manure, j and lot them havo nil thoy cau raise. I It i« a queer boy who will not bo en thusiastic ovor such mi opportunity. .Tho homo life is wluit you make it . IP you do your part, speaking tho kind | word and doing tho good doed, tho day I never will como when you aro sorry. I Those aro things that mako tlio heart | glad, clear down to tho end of time. Jiettcr lo«o overy cent you havo in tho world tlmn to loso tho respect and lovo of your boys and girls. Don't got a wry nook and rounrt . uhoulders looking buck. Ail your ^ hopes aro straight nhoad. i 1)0.thinot ft b.U'j£. " . .. '-...
District News. HORTON. TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
District News. O'roni 0'&lt;r Correspondents.) I-IORTON. TJiNNIS. A team from t]ie Column Club travelled to Horton last Saturday, to try tlieir strength 011 the local members. A good name resulted, made pleasanter by the dispensa tion of afternoon tea. Following arc the results:-(Vents.- Martin and G. Peace beat Praser and Ca liill, 9-7; also beat Douglas and Simmons, 9-3. Les. IVace and Feliring lost to Praser and Cahill, 7-9; also lost to Douglas and Sim mons, 4-9. Indies.-Misses Peace and Fehriug beat Mrs. Praser and Miss Tempany, 9-7. Totals. Horton, 38 games; Cohuna, 35 games. The following are the semi-finals and finals in connection with the Horton Tennis Club's tournament for racquets presented by Mr. J. M'K. King and Mr. Angus Martin: - Ladies' semi-finals. - Miss P. Fehriitg, owe 30, beat Miss Ivy Morris, owe 15. 6-2, 6-3; Miss M. Peace, owe 'A-15, beat Miss K. Hilderbrandt, owe 15, 6-4, 6-1. :Final.-Miss M. Peace beat Miss P. Fehring, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Gents' semi-fi...
HE DIDN'T EAT IT! [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
HR DIDN'T 15AT IT! A limn Illy groaning and writhing by tlio wuysido, wliou up daahod a con stablo and prot'uoiloil to invost'wnto; but nil ho uould got out of tlio sultcrcr was "-I ato ono too-I ato ono too, anil'ho puzzled, but not for long. "Poison!" was bin diagnosis, and, mindful of his training, ho at once pro nnred an omutie, which simply oleatri lied tho roiiipiont. Hotwoon lionvnlsionn ho nmnugod ask tho reason for such troatniont, and on his bohig told, and askod whnt it was lio had oaton, ho bocamo inoro abu What did I outl" yollod lio. "Why, you idiotl '1812' is tlio numkor of tho aar that knockod mo down!" ,
Cohuna Police Court. TUESDAY, JUNK 9TH. (Before Mr Bartold, P.M.) VACCINATION CASKS. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
Cohuna Police Court. TUESDAY, JUNK 9TH. (Before Mr Bartold, P.M.) VACCINATION CASKS. Albert K. Bray, Frederic Ernest Cray, Thomas Burke, Thomas Goddard, Francis McMahon, George Manners, Albert Borneman, James Francis Walsh, and David Brown were each charged with fail ing to have their children vacci nated. Constable Samblebc pave evidence as to the serving of the summons, and stated that the de fendants refused to vaccinate the children in question. None of the defendants appeared to answer the summons, and each was fined ,£lt in default distress. TRUANCY. Matthew Peacock was proceeded against tinder the Truancy Act for failing to send his child to school regularly. The defendant pleaded not guilty, submitting that the distance from his house to the nearest school was greater than the limit required by the law, being 4 miles. Constable Sainblelx: said he was unprepared to disprove this state ment, and subsequently withdrew' the case. Mr, Bartold remarked that the inability of, Const...
"HEN-TAIK" [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
"HEN-TAIIC" The "lnnguago" of monkeys hfla boon thy .Hiilijcct of oaroful study by natur alist; if tho "langnago" of lions hiw hitherto boon neglected it in probably because no ono know thoy had iv fan guago at nil. It him apparently boon reserved for Messrs, Edward Carpen tior and George Morrill to mako tho momentous discovery that hens talk, a discovery which thoy havo oommunicnt od to an astonished world through tho pages of tlu* "Humanitarian." It appears that tho hon vocabulary, ' hough not a vory extonaivo ono, com * prises twonty-throo cries or nolcs^of dis tinct sound and moaning, "Theso twenty-three noU» and cries must do noto a considornb!o dogroo of intelli gence," tho writers remark, "Thero is a good deal to BIIOW that tho suro Miijs and precision of their 4 instincts hnvr, in tho case of domostio fowls, bu.'Jt adversely, .affoctoij by tl»r)ir V'J? dVpv t.Vlo.l'oi onv'mlm. 'Xliolr-roiiuoning jH.woi' is also vory weak, tlidugh whe ther this Jias been improvod dr deterio r...
A CHALLENCE FROM PYRAMID. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
A CK'ALIvKNCIv FROM ' PYRAMID.1' , Mr. Peverill reports that "lie lias been .commissioned by Mr. Kelly; president- of the Pyramid Hill As sociation, to convey to the Column Club and Association a challenge from that body. The Pyramid As sociation, according to this report, undertakes to play a select team drawn from the Cohuna-Gunbower Association on the Pyramid'ground, &lt; Mr. Kelly himself to pay the cost of :t Bendigo umpire, and the Kate money to go in equal portions to the Beudigo Hospital and to the Co huna Hospital. Failing a response from the Association, the challenge is made, Mr. Peverill reports, to a select team from any one of the four Cohuna-Gunbower Association clubs to meet a select team from the Pyramid club on the Pyramid ground.
EL DORADO. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
EL DORADO. There is a Innd of pure delight, re inoto from vulgar storms, wheru pioplo stay up day and night, inventing now reforms. Tho natives have no foet or hands, they all have run to jaws; bu ' cause their blessed' islo doinands no other thing than laws. They nothing do hut legislato jind frame new Jav.v each day, and 110 ono has to pay t!ic freight ; there is no freight to pay. There talksmiths aye are'in the van, nnd lawyers are in swarms, and ho :> held tho^ greatest man who springs the most reforms. There 110 one plows and no one saws or wields tho toilers' traps, because. they all are making laws to govern t'other chaps. No smoke from factory or mill is seen upon the breoze; reformers como along and, lcill such industries as these. If any fellow strains and racks his form to gain f. roll, they hit him with an income tax, and put him in tho hole. "You hnvo," they say, "no earthly right to money you have earned, and to the lawyers, foolish wight, it all must ho returned; ...
TWO ADDITIONAL TROPHIES OFFERED. [Newspaper Article] — Cohuna Farmer's Weekly — 12 June 1914
TWO ADDITIONAL TROPHIES OI'TURUD. I. During the past week, Mr. il Stewart, secretary of the Column ilFootball Club has received a com munication from Mr. J. M'K. King, offering a trophy of two guineas t° the Coliuna-club.mem ber who shall travel to the greatest number of matches (luring.the cur- ? rent season. Mr. W. I'\ Rvan likewise offers a gold medal to "the most "unsel fish player of the club for'the sea-, son.