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RED CROSS SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
It ED CROSS SOCIETY". A meeting oil the above was held at Tooraweenah on Wednesday, 20th instant. There was a good attend ance. On the motion of Mrs. McCredie, seconded by Mrs. McGill, Mr. H. Irwin was appointed trea surer, in place of Mr. Vitnell, who | resigned 011 account of his leaving | for Sydney. Mrs. McGill proposed, Mrs. Finch seconded, that the Tooraweenah branch become a member of the Red Cross Club, and that the affiliation fee be paid. The amount of affilia tion was collected in the room, and has since been forwarded to. head quarters.
A GOOD "BOB'S" WORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
A GOOD "BOB'S" WORTH. The social at TooraweeHah on Fri day, November 5th, promises to be tlie biggest affair the village "has yet witnessed. For the modest snm of shilling is pi'ovided an all night dance, uatnerous musieal items, re cruiting addresses, the farewell to the local lads on final leave, and a presentation to Mr. K. K. Stewart. Any ORe of the afeovq shoald be suf ficient-return-for the modest "bob." ,The election of a belle of the ball will excite great interest; voting tic kets are to be sold at sixpence each, and will be'counted at a specified time daring the evening. Betting on this event is already lively, and there are rumors of a dark horse or two from Gilgandra way. Let 'em all come. A few of our local lasses will take some beating. Married ladies are also eligible for election, and^eomeof the Benedicts are pro phesying a win for one of their num ber. Ehi-ring the Evening the soldier , boys will be presented with the out fits provided by the "Our Boys Com forts" As...
TOORAWEENAH NEWS PROGRESS ASSOCIATION [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
The usual monthly race ting- of the Progress .Association was held on Saturday,. October 28. The follow ing members were present:—-Messrs. K. K. Stewart (president) R. G. 'Lackey, H. E. Gilietfc, A. Hoskings, *R. 1ST. McGrill and W. H. Young. A fair amount of correspondence was received. The Hon. J. H. Cann states that he cannot, fix a defiuite date for his visit to Tooraweeuah, and it is therefore evident that the Tooraweeuah railway is not ferment ing the mind of the Government at the present time. A portion of the main Gular road near Sheldon's sadly needs attention, and the President of the Gilgaudra Shire Council has instructed that \this work shall be done. The clear ing oi. the road near MoGrath's can not be done at present. The Youlbung telephone line for j some time has been in a most un- ; . satisfactory state. Private conver sations can be heard by others not ' concerned. The Postal Inspector has directed the . Electrical staff to rectif3r this matter. Some time ago the A...
SIX BINNAWAY VOLUNTEERS [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
SIX BINNAW&YYOLUNTEERS On Tuesday, last week, Messrs K. M'Whirter, Harold Grreenhalgh, R. Brown, A. Bofcfield, L. Edwards and J. Ed wards * boarded the train at Dunedoo eu roate to Victoria Bar racks in the hope of being- accepted to fight for their country. These brave young lads, who come from Binnaway, had already passed the necessary examination by the Ooona barabran doctor, and feel sure they will soon be in khaki.
RECRUITING ASSOCIATION and SOLDIERS' COMFORT FUND [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
RECRUITING- ASSOCIATION and SOLDIERS' COMFORT FUND A meeting wa« lield on Wednes day, October 20th, at the local hall. Mr J. 'L. Brown occupied the chair. There were present Mesdames J. L, Brown, St- A. Finch, F. McCredie, Misses B. Beames, K. and B. Murray, Messrs Irviu, Hon. Treasurer, and Tonng, Hon.. Secretary. The lion. treasurer made a finan cial statement as follows £ s d Collected on show day ... 21 14 0 ,90 jnem!bea*s at 1/ ... 4 10 0 Proceeds from social ... 6 IS 3 "Cash in luuid ... ... 1 16 6 Total, £34/18/9 Out of this .sum £22/12/6 has been used in the purchase -of wristlet watches for &e men who hare enter ed upon tiaiiiung for the front. Wool for making Balaclava caps and .muf flers has also been purchased. Roughly speaking, £2/14/6 is re &lt;quL"ed to adequately fit out each re • emit with the necessary comforts, and with a balance of something «ver £12 the Association is prepared at once to deal with four volunteers. Undoubtedly these and many more ...
25 YEARS AGO. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
25 YEARS AGO. Iii the second week of October, 1890, Warren was visited by a calam ity, the like of which for individual loss and destruction of property had no previous parallel in the history.of the town. A fire broke oat in Mr A. Alexander's wholesale store, then in the possession of Mr Jas. Strath- * ers, who valued the stock burnt afc between £2000 and £3000. The Clab House Hotel and other build ings adjoining had a narrow escape. One of the buildings destroyed be- = ? longed to Mr John Colley, and was valued at £200. Messrs L. Spice- # man and S. Schuberb were also big losers by the fire. The exertions made by the townspeople after the fire was discovered averted a great calamity. —Warren "Herald".
SYDNEY WOOL VALUES [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
SYDNEY WOOL VALUES t Sydney wool sales rc-opened on Mori day. Winchcombc, Carson, Ltd. re port that prices for good merinos and erossbreds held firm at recent buoyant rates. Free, medium fleece wools and skirtings, which have been selling re markably well of late, were easier. Italian buyers who recently took the great bulk of those lines at exceptionally good figures are now less inclined to bid,. Short, faulty fleece wools still held dull of sale. American buyers were the principal bidders for the better grade offerings. John Bridge and Co., report under date 23rd October :—"The present week has been' given over to the woolsales at the Brisbane market. These have passed off -with values firm on the basis of recent Sydney prices. The boom in crossbred con tinues and up to 18^-d for crossbreds in the grease was obtained in the Northern market.
FARM LABOR. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
FARM JLABOR. Mr. H. Y. Thorby, lion, secretary Maequar.ie District. Council of the Farmers and Settlers' Association, writes :—'At the last meeting of the Macquarie District Council we went into committee to consider the ques tion of wages for the coming harvest season, and the following decision was come to :—'' That the farmers of this district pay the usual rate of wages to employees during the com ing haymaking and harvesting sea son."
CROP PROSPECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
CROP PROSPECTS. ! Mr. Herbert Skinner', of Dunedoo, who has just returned from a trip through Mundooran, Grilgandra, Bal ladoran, Eumungerie, Dub bo, Geurie, Mary vale, Wellington, and Cobbora districts, states that the prospects for '■& a , good harvest are very bright. "-^ .About Wellington the crops and: grass look exceptionally well. '• Around Mundooran a*d Gilgandra some crops were commencing to dry oft',- but the late beneficial rains will retrieve them.
MR. LEE'S "WIFE AND FAMILY." [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
MR. LEE'S " WIFE AND FAMILY." | Madgee " Gruardian " reports :—• | " Private J. R. Lee, the ex-Methodist j minister, who has left a farm at Gil gandra, has had offers from nine local farmers to take off his harvest for him, so that his wife and family may be provided for !" Whom did Private Lee marry, and when P An other instance of away from home? for news.
PHENOMENAL HAIL [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
PHENOMENAL HAIL Mr Chas Sntfcor, of Triamble, states that during the closing days of Mareh last a terrific hailstorm swept over that part of the district. The nobbles of ice were washed along the fences by the water to a height of six feet in places, and remained there all the winter, only disappearing a few days ago. .
CATHOLIC FEDERATION. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
CATHOLIC FEDERATION. Mr. P. S. Clearv, President of the Catholic Federation, says tliafc it is intended to make claims for farther j concessions from the State Govern ment. If needs be, the claims would take the form of a campaigning effort on behalf of the Catholics. The chief claim would be a demand for pay ment by the State of secular teachers •employed in the Catholic schools. That was a claim which had never yet been made to any Australian Go vernment. *
NARROMINE CROPS [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
NARROMINE CROPS Mr Frank Mack, who is one of tlie largest wheatgrowers in the State, and the father of big farming in the West, says that thejasfc z*ain saved the crops in the ISTarromine district. It was a little late, but so beneficial will be the.results that the harvest, instead of being a geuer&l^ failure, will be above the average.
MUNDOORAN WATER SUPPLY [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
MUNDQORAN WATER SUPPLY Mr. W. G. Ash ford, M.L.A., Min ister for Lauds, has received the •following letter from t]be Director .'General of Public Works :—" Sir,— With reference to your letter of 25th August, forwarding a communication from, the Mundooran Progress A sso - ciation; urging the provision of a "water supply in Dead Man's Creek, on the Mundooran-Dubbo road8 I have the honor to intorm you that the Minister hns approved of this •work being put in hand, and instruc tions have been issued accordingly."
FATHER AND THREE SONS ENLIST. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
FATHER AND THREE SONS ENLIST. Recruiting organiser Rees, \of Coonamble, relates with a thrill of pride the fact that recent recruits from Coonamble include four men of the name of Hunt—father and three sons. One boy is already at the front, and two left to join Kitchen's " Coo-ees " at Gilgandra. Then on Sunday night the father decided that lie also would sign 011 and proceed to Orange to. join the " Coo-eps." He is a widower, and therefore his inter-• •est is with his boys. Hence he is .going to the front with them. Hap pily, he was just within the age limit.
JUDGE'S REMARKS ON MALONEY [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
JUDGE'S REMARKS ON MALONEY When James Maloney, the man of the Coonamble racecourse sensation, was called up for sentence at Dubbo Circuit Court, he made an appeal for mercy. The gaol records showed that James Maloney had been con victed at Toowoomba in' 1884, and sentenced to 18 months. There was also another conviction in 1SS7. His Honor asked if the prisoner and the party referred to were identical. The Gaoler said he had ev.ery reason to believe that they were. Prisoner emphatically protested ' that the in formation was incorrect. Detective Lynch then entered the box, and made a sworn statement that from enquiries made he believed that prisoner's name was Hogg, and that lie had been implicated in a scale faking case in Queensland, and con victed of theft in Western Australia. His Honor, in sentencing Maloney, said lie would not take into considera tion the statement of the Gaoler and Detective Lynch. There was a| doubt, and he would give prisoner the benefit of that doabt. Prison...