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THE COAL CRISIS. London, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
THE COAL ClilSIS, London, Friday. The destitution caused through tlie coal strike in England is in creasing, and tlie various industrial unions and charitable institutions are unable to cope with tlio situa tion. The conference between the owners and the men has been ad journed. Optimistic views are held though it is estimated that the trou ble will take a fortnight to settle. In the final reading of stations adopted by the Methodist confer enco Rev. A. \V, Parton is again to be located at Forbes. The min ister in Parkes circuit will be Rev. A. J. Burt, and the probationer Rev. J. C. Southwell. During tlie confer ence proceedings the resignation of Rev. It. J. Thomas wa3 accepted, VW' ins to bis sentiBjiesL ill-health,- I
TWO DARING BURGLARIES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
TWO DARING BUItGLAIUES. There were two daring- burglaries in me suburbs lust night. Mr. and Mrs. Fleming, residing at Kandwick, were disturbed about midnight by a man under their bed. As ho emerged Mr. Fleming tore a mask from his lace, and fearing identifi cation, the intruder immedately cov icred his face with his hands and fled. An investigation showed that he had secured about IDs in small change. About ten o'clock last- night men forced a window at Clifford's Belle vue I-Iill, and struck Miss Ireno Hamilton, who was alono in tlio house, and who was attempting to summon assistance through the te lephone, a violent blow on the jaw. rendering litfr unconscious. The men then ransacked the house and afterwards escaped. Apparently nothing is missing in this instance.
HINDOO WATER VAMPIRES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
HINDOO WATEK VAMPIRES. A curious form of crime lias been brought to liiflit in Delhi. A gang of bad characters make a practice of hiding in the river Jumna, and pulling down into the water boys and women wearing /^'M liuU «ilvor jewellery who j;o to the river to bathe. Lately, several boy.s ami wcitu^n have disappeared, and their bodies huve n&lt;»t been recovered. One duv a ^Mavwnri woman, Wearing heavy ^c»l&lt; 1 jewellery, while bathing was* suddenly caught hy somebody from below the water. She raised a cry, ami two of her naught hold «jI* Iter ami prevented her from bciiif; d razeed down. Help arrived, and a Mohammedan was caught in the water and arrested. When a unlive uf India taUes lo a path of criinu, his ingenuity Is wonderful, as is .shown hy the following story, illuslralinK this deplorable originality in the way of the left-hand path. The (b»vernmeni of India offered a. reward for de;id snakes, and before hm.'&lt; dead snakes poured )nto tiie appo...
The Council and the Band AND THE ABSENCE OF MUSIC. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
The Council and the Band AM) TiUS A US K.N Ci.; Ul>' MUSIC. At the conclusion of the general business ot tlio council oil Tuesday evening, the Mayor, Aid. iidwards, drew attention to the J.'uct that Lite Council had been subsidising the baml for the past two years under, an agreement that they should play programmes of music in Victoria park during the year. They had' tail ed Io keex; I he agreement, and had ignored several letters written to them by llio clerk. He thought tlie council should take action in the matter and discontinue the sub sidy. Aid. Iteymond said the band was conducted by a board (not a 'Board of Control) elected by tlio citizens. He was the treasurer, and could assure the council that all moneys received by them were i>ut to the best advantage. Jle moved that before any decision was arriv ed at the matter be allowed to stand over till the next meeting of the board, and lie would place the facts before them. i,ie understood that the band were instructed not...
A PECULIAR POST-OFFICE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
A PECUX.IAB POST-OrriCE. Sailing vessels still j;o round Cape Hum just ns they &lt;1i&lt;l in Lite fixleenlh century, iiavi;ra(oi\s lindini.; it very diillcult to make the winding pm-savve through the Straii.s of .Magellan. Sometimes, however, on aecoiint of stormy wenther, ships have to hover off Die Horn for 111 o greater part of a mouth. ' Cape Horn is a hi# mass of rock, which rises abruplly from the sea and forms a small island. Upon miy of the ledges of this rock, then; stands a covered barrel. Ship captains who are passing around the Cape send a ho,'it ashore at thin point if possible, to take from the barrel, what ever mail matter is yuinj* in their direc tion, and drop in it whatever in desired shall ko in the opposite direction. -This mail-box is the world's moal southern post-olUce, and it doe» not need a post* muster.
Forbes Jockey Club. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
Forbes Jockey Club. A committee meeting of-the Forbes Jockey Club was held at the Albion Hotel 011 Thursday night. The president, Mr. j VV. C. Brooke, presided and there were ! also present Dr. Broadbent, Messrs. J. S. ! M, Benson, T. Lozel!, F. Rath, G. Danvers, ! A. D. H. Nelson, and the secretary, Mr, D.J.Moloney. j The secretary submitted a rough state- ■ ment of the receipts and expenditure of >. the Autumn meeting held last week which showed a profit of Klio ics 6d. lhe presi dent and several of the members of the committee spoke on the matter and from the remarks passed it was very evident that the proiit was considered highly satis factory. A lengthy discussion followed on neces sary improvements required on the course, and also as to the existing agreement with with the present caretaker, and the works committee were instructed to bring in a report at the next meeting. Messrs i£ J. Grinsted and J. J, Walsh, representing the hospital committee, here attended, and the prop...
THE RECONCILIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
THE KECONOILIATION. Two men who hail quarrelled violently, ami had not been 011 1'rlendU' terms for .soma months, met by accident one ni;;ht at a .social function. One of them made a friciK.ly overture to his uiioiny. (Joint; up to liiin, lie offered hi.s haiul, and ,sai&lt;l: "JjooIc Jiore, .lenkinson, I've of ton been Kiillty of causim; you considerable annoy ance,, and if I make that confession ,1 &lt;lai-(.i Kay you won't mind admiUIn;; on your side that you've been a little '.inju.st to me, too." .Tenkinson tool; the outstretched hand, and tlie negotiations for peace proceeded satisfactorily until, In hiii eoiivAuiHitr, re mark, the lir.st speaker observed, some what pompously: "On this pleasant and auspicious occasion, Jenkinson, 1 would lllce you to feel that I wish you—the same us you wish me." > Professor Kir K. liny Lankester calcu lates that, Ij.v reseurch, prevention and cure, every epldcinjo disease could be abolished within the next fifty years.
Attack on Royalty. King of Italy Shot At ESCORT COMMANDER WOUNDED. WORK OF AN ANARCHIST. (Our Special Cable) London, Friday Morning. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
King of Italy Shot At ESCORT COMMAN1UQK WOUNDED. WORK OF AN ANARCHIST. (Our Special Cable J London, Friday Morning. All attempt to assassinate the King or Italy was made whilst the King una ljueeu were in a closed carriage. As their equipage passed along the Via Lata, in Koine, a man who was sheltering himself behind a pil lar opposite the l'alazza Doria fired three shots with a revolver. The bullets missed the lcoyal car riage:, but wounded Major Lang, who was in command of the escort. One bullet struck Major Lang on the neck, and he fell from his horse, which was wounded by the third shot. Lang's injury is not serious. T!ie assailant's name is D'Alba. He is l!l years of age, and seeing to belong to the lower classes. The Italian populace were incens ed at, the crime, and D'Alba was al most lynched. Ho is said to have made the at tempt entirely of his own responsi bility. lie declares himself to be an anarchist, and says that ho sought the King's life as a pro test against the orga...
GHOSTLY EXPERIENCES. Brougham—Scott—Byron. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
GHOSTLY .EXPERIENCES. Brougham—Scott—Byron. Lord Brougham had a remarkable ex perience with a "spook." lie tells the story in his autobiography, published in 1S71. "A most remarkable thing happened to me," he says; "so remarkable that I must tell the story from the beginning. .After I ha~d left the High School tin Edinburgh) 1 went with G , my most intimate friend, to attend the classes in the University. We frequently in our walks discussed and speculated upon many grave subjects, among others, on the immortality of the soul and. a -future state. This question, and the possibility, I will not say of ghosts walking, but of the dead appearing to tlie living, were subjects of much specu lation, and we actually committed the folly of drawing up an agreement, written witli our blood, to the effect that which ever of us died first should appear to the other, and thus solve any doubts we had entertained of "the "Bife After Heath." After we had linished classes at college, G went to India,...
Railway League Meeting. INQUIRY SOUGHT FOR RIVER ROUTE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
JNQUJLli-X SOUGHT I'OK 1UYKK KOUT1S. A meeting of the liailway League was held at Uic Town Hall 011 Wed nesday evening, Mr, W. H. Sly was voted to the chair, and there were also i)resent Messrs it. J. Heaney, It. 10. Kawlins, G. Gorman, it. Offi cer, J. W. Mills, J. Edwards, A. J. Baldock, L. IteymonU ami G. Weav er. A letter was read from the Pub lic .Works Committee, stating that the suggested railwaay running south of the Laelilan Kiver to Brok en Hill had been brought under the notice of the committee, and 1 hat the proposal does not como within the scope of their inquiry in to the route- from Condobolin to Broken Hill . A conversational discussion follow ed,-and Mr. Weaver suggested that Mr. Lynch, M.L.A., be written to and asked to rise liis endeavors to ■get the Works Committee to visit Forbes and take evidenco on the al ternative route. . This was agreed to. - Mr. Weaver also mentioned the Tact that funds were getting short and they would require some. Mr. Heaney said he was...
A REAL NIGHTMARE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
REAZ. EUCtIITMAR While .stationed with my company in a 1 itii-iiiciiu town, .situated clowe to the Jungle, 1 had a flight \v 11it:ij will live Ions ill my memory. iu the early houri:, about "l u.m., 1 \va;; •suddenly awakened by the "punkah eollie," who wu.'i Hitting' eloue to my hed, 'pullinic the row of fans wliieh are u.sually divided in dozeni; toa .section, one over each man'.s hed, in a bungalow. Shaking mo by the arm, he .shouted ill hi.s native lonyue, "IjOoU out, .sahib," then dropped the rope and darted under my bed. My llrtit thought was "rllle thieve,v," but 1 eould .see the raeka were yeeurcly loeked and untouched. Jiy the Uini liyi'.t ui liio oil laiujiii, whieh hud alnioM burned out I Haw a man at the further end who seem ed to bo wuklng the other:; up. .Simul taiieouuly two yellow built; ol' lire .sudden ly appeared from their direeliun, cominj.; •straight towards me, and before i had lime to think the pawn of a line blaek panther .struck my elie.sl, knoekiiiK my hea...
THE CZAR'S HOME LIFE. In the Privacy of his Family he is Talkative and Gay, [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
THE CZAR'S HOME UFi In tho Privacy of hio Family ho iatf Talkative and Gay, j; I-or two years it wos fny duty to behind Czar Nicholas ]I. „f ltuma at)ft °C,f!VC "aces- '""owing Jiim n.tC? on!., when he was in public places, bi' irom room to ro.n.i in |,ia private apar/'" incut. In other words, L was his bod-, guard, the man who was closer to hin^ Phys.ca.ly than any other individual ife the imperial service, fe of tI,e t,n'o 1 was .stationed at tli J ■Y,r"Cr V;,lac0 at «'• Petersburg. Durin i the summer the Imperial household stay 1 rl, , luul sometimes at th I^Uskoe &elo Palace. The Czar occupied ',vc ?'ooms&lt; iin&lt;! went the greater part the day m lus cabinet chamber. Situate on the second floor of the Winter Palaej it was a spacious, simply furnished roon with three win.tows overlooking the Gev; liiver and the Klomny fortress of St Pete and Paul. Opening off the cabinet roor. was a small ante-chamber where I gener ally stood. Then there was a luxurious...
A GOOD WORD [?] TOBACCO. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
oo9x> wozm rc-a xosacoo. Jn the ui,ini.>n oi i.a. allure, who v/rite© in an Italian paper, iui.ui.xu has a veiy strong bactericidal power depending to some extent on it/; eunleni in nicotine, and partly to the resistance of" bacteria, pres ent. In ail cases loiiu'jco sterilises the saliva, and does no uanui^e to tlie teeth, which" become anil remain black if not properly Inoked after. A .small quantity of nicotine stimulates saiivary excretion, but a lai^c amount diminishes it. It Is wi-ony to attribute inilammaiions of the ;;ums and buccal mucous membrane to the inilueiice of tobacco. This lust is only the determining factor in a pre-existing .in Uaminatory process, whether latent or manifest, it is, however, by no means proved that epithelioma of the tongue und lips Is exclusively due to tobacco-smok ing. The author replying on this anti septic action of tobacco, calls-lor an in crease, not a diminution, in the ranks o£ smokers.
THE SEAT OF SEA SICKNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
THE hBAT OF SUA SICKNESS. Dr. Julius Auorljiu;];, who luis speut nine IIUiU Km ai the University of Yieuuu, has lejieai.ed Ills belief that sua sickness is not due to tno stomach, but to the irrita tion of the semicircular canal of the inner ear. This is the theory tJiat has been known l'or some time to specialists, and Dr. Auoibuch believes tiiut Professor Dalikinik, of the L'uiveisity oi' Vienna, hat; proved it. The doctor says that the function of I lie semicircular canals is to maintain the equilibrium. When thoy are irritated their owners have all the symp toms of sea sickness. The doctors of Vi cuna found by experimenting that a child in whose ears the canals had been destroy ed could not be made seasick, and that animals without the ear canals were un affected by sea sickness. Dieting beforo a voyage wouid not prevent sea sickness, therefore. The doctor said no remedy had been found.
A FORBES CHEMIST GRADUATE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
A F01U5ES CHEMIST GHADUATE. The Marcli issue of the. "Chemist and Druggist" contains the follow ing:—"At the monthly meeting- of the Pharmaceutical Society of N.S.W., held in Sydney on February 22nd, the secrtaery submitted a letter from the Registrar of the I Pharmacy Board showing that Nor man Edwards, formerly of Newtown, and now of Grenfell (and son of Mayor Edwards, of Forbes), had passed best out of all the candi dates who had sat at the Final Ex aminations during the past year. Mr. Edwards had obtained >1511 marks, equal to 75% per cent. Mr Wadsworth said that Mr Edwards was entitled to the President's gold | medal. Mr. Edwards was the third winner of the medal, lie had pleasure in moving that a gold medal, suitably inscribed, bo obtain ed and presented to Mr. Edwards, if possible, at the next annual meet ing. Mr. Short seconded the mot ion. It was threj years since the medal had been won. The motion .was agreed to.
THE BISHOP AT CONDOBOLIN. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
THE BISHOP AT COXDOBOLIN. Bishop -Long, of Bathurst, arriv ed at Condobolin on Saturday after noon last; and was given a civic re ception in tlie Council Chambers. At night there was a public welcome in the Royal Hall, at which all denom inations were represented. Advan tage was taken of the occasion to welcome the new rector of All Saints' Church, Rev. \Y. J. Dorpli, and to present tlie departing min ister, Rev. E. S. Benyon, with a beautiful sot of communion vessels. Confirmation service took place in the church at 3 p.m. on Sunday, and in the evening the induction of Rev. Dorpli. The Bishop visited the hos pital next morning before departing for home, a,nd expressed his admix ation of the up-to-date institution.
EASTERN LIVE STOCK TRADE [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
KASTliKX JMVIi h:LX)(.'K TUADI'j Reports came recently tg hand from the Commercial Agent of this State in the East relative to the live stock trade with the Philippines during 1911. The informa tion shows that during last year 1661 head of cattle were imported from Australia. The figures are more than three times as large as those of the previous year, and seem to indicate that improved conditions of living in Eastern countries are likely to have a beneficial effect upon the Austra lian export trade. Reference was made to this matter some time ago by Winch combe Carson Limited in one of then published reports. It was pointed out that meat was being looked upon more and more as a daily necessity in Japan and contiguous countries, and important trade developments were looked for in this quarter. The increasing importation of live cattle into the Philippines is significant. This form of meat export will probably ■pay the Australian grazier much better than the shipment of frozen meat.<...
MORTALITY AMONGST HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 16 March 1912
MOKX.UJTV AMOXCiST HOKSliS. I It is reported that during the last lew days there has boon con siderable mortality amongst horses, especially in the vicinity of (Jalarie. Mr. Boddie last weelc lost two valu able animals, and a close neighbour oi his, Mr. C. Volkhardt, suffered j the ioss a day or two later of the j only animal he ha.d. The first im preswon was that the horses had died after eating- of the melon weed, but an examination of the in ternal organs of Mr. Voikhardt's horse revealed the presence of phos phorous poisoning. Mr. Volkhardt's loss has left him in the position of having to walk to and from Forbes and Calarie, and it would be an act of kindness to an old man if some of his friends could come to his as sistance and afford him, the use of i\ horse.