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: GOVERNMENT' WHEAT FIELDS. | F.-r-s Ar-seciaiion —Ry Telegraph—Copyright. i SYDNEY. October 27. I Mr (ami 'Minister of Aarh ulture!. in explaining the Government wheat faim scheme, said that they were not entering upon the cultivation of wheat merely as a VM.ip-tnakin.; business, but mainly to ensure tin increased yield next year, and for the immediate, purpose of finding profitable vo:'c for th- uu--mployed. 'The Government were granting farmers special :tf*;stai:.,- to, accomplish, that, object. There w,vs every |To?peot that next harvest would show a. serious s-horta-ae in Europe, and th? opportunity offered to wlv-at-growers should not be missed. With a moderately generous rainfall he anticipated that next season's crop would easily yield a record. Afterwards the Government wheat farms v-udd he available for settlers in 'living arras, ready for the plnuyTi. The value of the improvements weuUl be added to the capital value of the land eoat to tenants, spread over a period. If the land was not taken, up the Government would probably crop it the following year. INCREASED RAILWAY FACILITIES. CATTLE IN DROUGHT AREAS. SYDNEY. October 27. Replvinit to ail urgent, appeal for increased' railway facilities for removing isiarvinir stock from drought-stricken areas, in which it was pointed out that it wtfs practically certain that sheep owners were faced with enorir.oii--. i.-issec. t\;» Government, authorities state that it is absolutely impossible to do more than is being done. Both engine power and line? are being faxed to* the full-st relief! pressure. 'The demand for carriages for the export of fat stock from Victoria «here tile drought hae also been severely j fell, is adding to the difficulties. Mr Bowden secretary of the Cricket Association, has. resigned owing to illhealth. A rich find of molybdenite (a heavy metallic element, used in alloys) is iepoited from Adelaide. SYDNEY. October 23. .Received October 23, at 9AQ a.m.) Replying to the Colliery Employers' Federation's complaint .against the nonenforcement of tines upon 517 afternoon shift strikers, Mr Estell defended the Government's action, stating that it was not desired to keep the colliery distn'eti in a ferment by a continuance of the prosecutions. The percentage of unemployment throughout the Common wealth at the end of the August quart-en wn.s 10.7. The Chilian Consul at Neweastb 1 predicts ihe restriction of the export of coal. Chile is likely to throw Australia's best market into American hands. SUCCESSFUL LIBEL ACTION. MELBOURNE, Oftober 27. Mr W. Watt, ex-Premier of Victoria. and now a. member of the Hotife of Representatives in the Federal Parliament, hap been a-warded £I.OOO and full against the 'A,?e' newspaper for a lihc] contained in a. letter published in that j< tirnal. WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ELECTIONS. PERTH. October 27. Three seals remain to he contested. Lost November all were held by Labor, hut previou.dv bv Liberals--. Tlia present state of parties in: Labor 2'L Liberal and Country party 23. There is a. possibihty of two of the lemaitung scats reverting- :o the Liberal*, in which ease a tie would ro&ulL.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15635, 28 October 1914

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AUSTRALIAN CABLES Evening Star, Issue 15635, 28 October 1914