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CHEAP TICKETS TO TOURIST DISTRICTS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
CHEAP TICKETS TO TOURIST DISTRICTS. What arc known as tlio tourist districts are those embraced within the follow ing limits: — On tlio Northern' Line, to New castle. The Southern Line, to Bundanoon. The Western Line, fo JJathnrst. The Soutii Coast Line to jN'owra. 'The Railway Commissioners issuo special cheap tickets to these districts. Oil -Fridays and Saturdays tickets available tor return within o;ie month are issued at 'id. per mile iirst-elass and Id. per mile second-class. Cheaper tickets at l:|d. per mile first-class and Jd. per mile second-class are issued 011 Wednesdays, available lor return 011 the sanus day, and on Fridays and Saturdays available for return until the following .Monday. Holders of these tickets "are not allowed to break their journey. These concessions will prove a boon to fcho "week endors."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
l'liOJL'OSED VISIT OF AUSTIUL IAN AVI.-VTOK. At Tuesday night's meeting of the Municipal Council a proposal was put be fore aldermen to have a visit to Forbes from Mr. W. E. Hart, the young Aus tralian aviator who of late has been much in the public eye. The matter came up by way of a communication from Mr. Hart's business manager, Mr. C. Clancy, asking that the Mayor should call a public meeting of townspeople to ascertain if a guarantee could be made of a financial re turn to Mr. Hart sufficient to cover the expenses involved in bringing his flying machine to Forbes and giving exhibition flights over the town and neighbourhood. To secure the interest of the people in something that would be to the advantage of the town, apart from the spectacular entertainment, the letter suggested that any revenue derived from the sale of tickets to view the flight above what was required to meet expenditure should be divided between the aviator and the local hospital. The additional bait was als...
CANADA THROUGH AUSTRALIAN SPECTACLES AGRICULTURAL SHOWS CHAPTER X. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
THROUGH AUSTRALIAN :: :: :: SPECTACLES :: :: :: AGRICULTURAL SHOWS By ROBERT McMILLAN CHAPTER X. Oncc upon a time I was at an agricultural show at a little town in New South Wales, and the sight of. it filled me with woe. It was a show, a "holy show," but not an agricultural one. It was a sheep district, with big stations and plenty of good sheep, but the sheep-pens at the show would have; disgraced a sale-yard. There were side-shows galore, merry-go-rounds, nigger .minstrels, fortune-tellers, and all. the usual: demoralising rag-tag and"bobtail of the average country show, but there was nothing of an1 educational character about it. I said to the President at the club; afterwards,: ''Why does the .Government-; subsidise a show of. this character ?" He was a rich pastoralist,. and a real good sort, or I would, not have dared to say what I did, but his frank reply to my query; startled me/. I_Ie said : "Forheaven's sake don'tmention that; keep it dark. Its -the only.-chance. for-;a s...
FOIVBES METHODIST CHUKCH. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
FOIVBES MEXHOJDIST CIIUKCH. The quarterly meeting o£ officers of the Forbes Methodist circuit was held at the parsonage on North Hill on Wednesday evening, Rev. A. \V. l'arton presiding. The financial statement was accepted as satisfac tory, there being an excess of in come over expenditure for. the past quarter. A pleasing feature was the addition of 37 names to tlie roll of members, and the list now con tains 110 names. Messrs. T. S. Mc Dade and G. Thornton were re-elec ted as circuit stewards for the en suing twelve months. A discussion look place on a proposal made to divide Forbes and Parlies circuits, and to make a third area as a home mission station. It was de cided to recommend the annual con ference of the church, to nieet in Sydney on 27th February, to make an alteration and to form a home mission station with Bogan Gate as headquarters and to include Trun dle, tiedgeribong, Bruie's Plains, Fi field, and Tullamore. At present Bogan Gate, Trundle, and Bedgeri bong are incl...
PLOUGHING 25 MILES A DAY. The Work a Farmer Really Does. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
PLOUGHING 25 MILES A DAT. The Worlt a I"armor Really Doob. The acre is about the most ancient measure in existence. The word means a cultivated field, and all the nations of an ■ tiquity lmd a_ similar measure. Tlio acre, in fact, is the amount of land which a man can plough in a day. Did it ever occur to you how much work a man does in ploughing an acre'.' An English acre, as the arithmetic book tells us, is -18-10 square yards. Thus a square acre is, roughly speaking, seventy yards each way. The ordinary stubblo plough makes a cut nine inches wide. So, to plough an acre, the ploughman must cut about 290 furrows, eacli seventy yards long. A sim ple calculation proves that lie walks more than 11% miles in performing the task. Actually lie walks a groat deal more than that, for lie makes a considerable swing at the end of each turn, thus, adding at least two miles to the distance. A good ploughman, with a fast walking pair of horses, thinks little of ploughing an aero and a half in a...
Untrucking Sheep. AND A BREACH 0F DROVING LAW. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
Untrucking Sheep. AM) A BItKACH 01>' DKOVIXU LAW. At the Police Court on Tuesday, before Mr. J. Jamiesori, P.M., Mr. D. J. Moloney, solicitor for the nnuri cipal Council, announced the with drawal of a summons against a stock owner on a charge of having unlawfully travelled a number of sheep through the streets of the municipality, instead of proceeding along the authorised stock route. "When the P.M. had consented to the withdrawal, Mr. Moloney slated that he wished to direct public at tention to the facts of the case, which were that a number ol' sheep were being taken from the railway, where they had been un trucked. But the railway people were really to blame, because they had allowed the trucks to be un loaded not at the proper trucking yards but at the goods dump close to the town, and to get them from there the owner of the sheep had no alternative but to fake them ill rough the streets, proceeding by the nearest road to got on to the prescribed route. In future, how ever,...
MANURE FROM THE EARTH'S INTERIOR. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
MANURE FROM THE EARTH'S INTERIOR. Vesuvius proves to bo a fertiliser fac tory of strenuous kind. Dr. Stoklasa, of Prague, calculates that in the Into erup tion the crater throw out upon tho sur rounding ground about 50,000,000 tons of nuid, sanii, ashes, lava, etc., containing an average of 0.1 per cent, of nitrogen— tho great fertilising principlo. This pro duct of 50,000 tons of nitrogenous ferti liser is more than is used in tho whole of Ungland. In addition the mountain has made enormous deposits of potassium phosphate and other fertilising salts, and tho vapours constantly rising from tho crater aro laden with plant food. Our war of 1812-14 with tho United States is perhaps tho only instance oil record of a war terminating without eithor party suing for or granting peaeo,
NEW LIFK ASSUKANCK ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
NEW IjIFK ASSUKANCK ASSOCIA TION". On page six of this issue we pub lish the prospectus of the Austra lian Amicable Assurance Associa tion, Limited. This is a new com pany being formed with a authoris ed capital of £250,000, in 500,000 share.* of 10s each. It is at pres ent proposed to issue only 200,000 shares, and it is not anticipated that calls beyond the initial payments of 5s per share will be required to put the business in working order. Special attention is to be devoted to the development of the house pur chase system, fully explained in the prospectus, though all classes of insurance risks will be undertaken. Included in the provisional director ate is the name of Mr J. J. Strick land, of Bareenong station. The joint managers are Messrs S. P. Wood and J. Marmont, and the sec retary Mr. Alexander Hill, to whom applications for shares may be made Or if desired applications may be loft at this office,whence tlioy will be duly forwarded.
THE SIX DAYS BACE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
THE SIX DAYS' HACK. Great attention is being devoted to the .six days' cycle race which commenced in Sydney on Monday morning last. The two Forbes rep resentatives, P. .15. Henry and A. L. Crook, are keeping up with the leading riders. Up to 2 p.m. on Thursday they had covered 1385 miles, and alter S6 hours' riding the tally was 1399 miles. On the first day Henry was llhrs. 55min. on the track, second day lOhrs. iiOmin., third day 121irs. 22min., and fourth day 5hrs. S7min. (up to noon on Thursday.) Crook's riding times for each day were 12hrs. omin., 13hrs. lOmin., llhrs. 31min., and tihrs. 23min. All the riders are reported to be keeping in wonderful health, and not feeling undue ef fects from their continuous riding.
SPECIAL LEASE GRANTED [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
SPECIAL LEASE Git ANTED The "Government Gazette" con tains notice of the approval o£ the rollowingspecial lease: John Sutton, Eugowra, portions 53 and 54, parish ISugowra, county Ashburnhnm, Bor ee Shire, 5 acres 3 roods G perches, for residence, orchard, and grazing, from 1st December, 1911, to 31st December, 1925; annual rent .23. The lease shall be subject to spec ial conditions that the lessee shall, within three months from the date of notification in the Government Gazette of the granting of the lease, commence to reside for the whole term of the lease on the land (eased or on the adjoining lands owned or legally occupied by him. "Residence" for the purpose of this condition shall be taken to mean continuous and bona-fide living on any of the areas mentioned in the preceding sentence as to the hold er's usual hom£ without any other habitual residence. A breach of any of 'lie conditions will render the lease liable to forfeiture.
THE COST OF FIRE FIGHTING. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
| THE COST OK KIKE FIO'H'JMNK. It is generally known tliat tlie cost of maintenance of country fire brigades, which are now under the direct control oX the New South Waes Board of Fire Commissioners is shared in third portions by the various municipal councils, the fire insurance companies, and the Go \ernment, and the amount to be col lected from the contributing bodies is assessed each year by tile Com missioners, In order that, the muni cipal estimates for 1 ft 112 might be framed satisfactorily in time for pre sentation to last meeting of the Council, the Town Clerk, Mr. .T. W. Mills, wrote the commissioners ask ing for a statement of the. amount to bo levied 011 the Forbes Council ior this year. The reply read at Tuesdays nighL's meeting of the Council intimated that the fire fight ing estimates of expenditure had not yet been finally compiled. . but approximately the contribution of Uie Municipal Council would amount to £SG. Last year's quarterly pay ments by the Council to th...
ACCIDENT AT WEELONG. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
accidmxt at wi>xox&lt;.\ An employee at Wee-long station named Jack Wesley had the misfortune on Thurs day to sustain an accident necessitating the amputation at the second joint of one "of the fingers of the right hand He was engaged on a harvester when his hand was caught in one of the cog wheels of the machine, and one ot the fingers was torn right away. The injured man was brought into Forbes and put under an operation, when the amputation was successfully done.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
IN MEMORIAM. JOHNSON.—In sad but loving memory of our dear husband and father JAMES Johnson, engineer, South Forbes, who died on January 2nd, 1905, Aged 52 years. He bade 110 oue the last good-bye, He waved his hand to none ; His spirit flew before he knew, That from us he had gone. Inserted by his loving wife, sons, and daughters.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
VITAL STATISTICS. For the quarter ended December 31st, 1911, the vital statistics from &nbsp; registrations at the Forbes regis- trar's office were as follows: Births, males 25, females 34, total 59; &nbsp; deaths, males 11, females 8, total 19; marriages 17. For the whole &nbsp; of last year the number of births registered in Forbes was 2410, deaths 79, aud marriages 69.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
A LOCAL WEDDING. A wedding which was the centre of a considerable amount of local interest was solemnised in the Presbyterian Church on Wednesday afternoon, when Mr. Oswald S. M. Taylor, son of the late Mr. Taylor, and Mrs. Taylor, of Marrickville, Sydney, was married to Miss Ethel Armstrong, youngest daughter of Mrs. Armstrong, of Hill-st., Forbes. The church was prettily decorated for the occasion, the work having been very neatly arranged by the girl friends of the bride. The wedd- ing ceremony was performed by the Rev. J. McDowell. The bride was charmingly attired in a costume of satin charmeuse, with train, and with crystal bead and guipure trim- mings. She also wore a wreath and veil, and carried a pretty shower bouquet of lilies and roses present- ed to her by the bridegroom, as also was a pendant. The brides- maids, Misses Taylor (sister of the bride) and Mona Tuohey, wore white crystalline costumes with gui- pure trimmings, with blade hats trimmed with heliotrope and sweet ...
LOCAL ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 6 January 1912
LOCAL ITEMS A meeting of the local land board is to be held at Forbes on Wednes- day, 24th January. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The annual meeting of the Forbes Jockey Club is advertised to be held at the Albion Hotel on Tuesday night, 16th inst. The report and balance-sheet will be presented and officers electcd. According to a "Government Gaz- ette" notice the season for quails &nbsp; in Forbes police district will open &nbsp; on 1st March and clos on the 31st July. A poll is to be taken at Wyalong on 31st January on the question of altering the weekly half-holiday un- der the Early Closing Act from Wed- nesday to Saturday. The quarterly meeting of the For- bes Licensing Court is to be held at the Court House on Tuesday, Jan- uary 2 3rd. The mining warden, Mr. John Jamieson, P.M., on Thursday gran- ted suspension of residence condit- ions for a term of six months to Mary Jane Churchward, in respect of her mining tenement, No. 04-8, parish of Forbes...
P.L.L. CONFERENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 10 January 1912
V.L.L. CONF1SIU3NCE. The interstate conference of tho Political Labor League ropresenta tives was opened in I-Iobart yester day. Only the representatives of accredited Labor papers were ad mitted to report the proceedings. A couple of hours were occupied in discussing proposals tor altering tho Federal objective, and a motion in favor of the unification of tho Australian States was under discus sion when the conference adjourned for tho day.
Clergy's Hard Lot. BISHOP LONG'S COMMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 10 January 1912
Clergy's Hard Lot. BISHOP LONG'S COMMENTS. In the course of his sermon last Thurs day night in connection with the induction of the Rev. C. J. Allan as rector of St. Barnabas, Bishop Long spoke strongly on on the lot of the clergyman. " We have," said the Bishop, " to strive to show our selves only as your servants, and your slaves for Christ's sake. That is the call of our ministry. Sometimes you ridicule us, often criticise us, and almost always think yon could do better than we can. But we are your bond servants. Let ridicule go, let criticism pass off." Continuing, he said it washai'dto live the life of the Christian minister. There were many great temptations to slackness and temptation to despair. They knocked 011 the hearts of the people, and there seemed to be no response. They poured out their souls in teaching with the hope that they might win some answer, but there seemed to be none. " You expect a man so often to go on," he added, " and keep his courage blight, and remai...
CIRCUS TRAINER INJURED. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 10 January 1912
CIRCUS TRAINER INJURED. It is reported from New Zealand that Sydney Hose, trainer In Wirth'a circus, while at Christehurch was leading a bear round the cage by its foreleg when the animal knock ed the man down with its free paw and severely injured him before it could be beaten off. Rose had to be sent to the hospital l'or treat in out.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 10 January 1912
i if i he Uargesf and Most Varied Assortment of ©II * J S of all Qualities is now repre sented irt Ouv Xouse. . , ALL GLASSES OF BOOKS IN ENDLESS VARIETY • yrr^Trtri r.n r. r.7xr■ Practically the Wholo Stock was purchased direct from London, on our indent order, and hence we are in a position to compete with anything iu New South Wales. Call and see the BEST DISPLAY ever seen in Forbes. E. J. GRINSTED. LACHLAN STREET . FORBES. . WE THANK YOU. As we have received many, favors from the people of this community in the way of goodwill and patronage during the past 12 months, we believe it fitting at this time to express our appreciation ! We want to thank all who have helped to make 1911 a most successful year —— ! Wo hope to merit a continuance of your trade. We shall endeavour during the coming year to servo you still better, if possible, and shall neglect no menns that may contribute to that end ! To all our friends and patrons wo exteud best wishes for a prosperous New Year !