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LOCAL ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 20 March 1912
LOCAL ITEfViS. The dales for the next Condobolin l'. A_ & H. Association show are lixed for July 30th and 31st. T. he Railway Department announces the issue of cheap tickets to Melbourne by train leaving Forbes at 4.50 p m oil Mon day April 1st. At the Small Debts Court yesterday Messrs. Venables and Co. obtained a verdict against A. CJ. Morris for £5 4s and , 5s gd costs of court. At the instance of Mrs. James Rutland the presiding magistrates, Messrs Hassall and Mills, at the police court yesterday granted a prohibition order against Thomas Betland. Mrs. A. J. Booth, wife of the Shire engineer, had the misfortune tp be bitten on the toe by a red backed spider a day or two ago Serious symptoms became manifest and medical aid had to be called in. We are pleased to say that Mrs. Booth had much improved yesterday. Mr. Beeby, Minister for Lands, left Syd ney on Friday night for a week end visit to VVyalong, Lake Cudgellico, and Lake Cowal. The trip was made chiefly in con necti...
LET THE EMINENT VIENNA OPTICIAN TEST YOUR SIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 20 March 1912
LET THE , EMINENT VIENNA OP TICIAN TEST YOUR SIGHT. At the very first signs of failing or defective vision you should have your eyes attended to without de lay. Mr. Basser, the eminent Vi enna Ophthalmic Optician, will be in this town on the date mention ed below, when your eyes may So scientifically and skilfully tested ; ree of charge, and suitable glass es supplied if necessary. This gen tleman has secured high credent ials, by examination in the leading Optical Institutes of Vienna, Berlin, tiresden, London, and New York. He in also a qualified Master o£ the Uritisb. Optical Association. Mr. liassor may be consulted in person at the Albion Hotel, Forbes, on .Friday, April 5th, from 0 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mr. BaBser's permanent add ress la Clialljg House, Sydney. ,
Welcome to Rev. Father Doran. A SUCCESSFUL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 20 March 1912
Welcome to Rev. Father Doran. A SUCCKSSl' LJIi MKUXm;. The school room at St. Lawrence's K.C. Church was filled to over-flow ing on Sunday morning, when the parishioners of ^orbes met to ten der u welcome to the Ilev. Father Doran, who is at present officiating as parish priset. The attendance was a most representative one, and the speeches voiced a note of sincer ity which augurs well for the fut ure prospects of the church. Mr. A. j. Reymond occupied the chair, and read apologies from the Hon. John -Meagher and -Mr -M. Lee. -Mr -Meagh er, in his letter, pointed out the necessity of securing a residence for the priests, and expressed his will ingness to co-operate in whatever was decided upon by the meeting. Mr. Reymond, in opening the. pro ceedings, thanked the people for at tending in such large numbers. Ho extended to Father Doran a hearty welcome, and said he hoped his stay ill Forbes would be an enjoyable one. He was sure Father Doran would make many friends, and it they (the ...
State Politics. ADDRESS BY MR. O. GILBERT [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 20 March 1912
, State Politics. ADJUKKSS BY MR. O. GILBERT Tlie local Liberal Association liad arranged for Mr. Henley, member lor Burwood, to address tlie elect ors on State politics on Monday night from the balcony of the Aus tralia Hotel. But iMr. Henley was not able to keep his appointment, and Air. O. Gilbert, who contested the Mudgee seat against Mr. Dunn at the by-election last year, and who is at present engaged in organ ising work for the party, spoke in his stead. iMr. R. Officer occupied the chair, and there were about 200 electors present, lined up across Lac.hlan-street. Mr. Gilbert was frequently inter rupted throughout his address, and at times his voice was hardly audible. He prefaced his remarks by saying that it was not the first time he had had. occasion to ad dress the people of Forbes. He had always received a good hearing, and hoped to secure the same on that occasion. It was only right for the public to hear both sides of any question, and they could then de cide lioxv to v...
EUGOWRA WATER SUPPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 20 March 1912
EUUOWRA "XVATBIt SUPPTjY. The Boree Shire engineer reported to the last meeting of his Council that the site suggested at Narara Gully for a water supply for Eugowra is excellent in every way. There is a faultless foundation of granite at the dam site. A 20 feet con crete dam would give a storage capacity of over one million gallons, which could be increased, when desired, by construct ing other dams up the gully. The main would be 135 chains long, with a fall of 28ft. from the bottom of reserve. Esti mated cost, including a six inch wooden main and two stand pipes, £2,500. The reservoir would be just beyond the shire boundary, but landowners are agreeable to the necessary resumption of a few acres for reserve.
THE HIGH SCHOOL PROPOSAL [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 20 March 1912
THE HIGH SCHOOL PROPOSAL The leading article in last issue in sup port of the proposal for the establishment of a High School in Forbes read rather confusedly in part through several lines of type being placed wrongly. In urging the claims of Forbes to consideration, we de nied the ability of the High School already established at Orange to serve the whole of the western district, and the succeeding sentences should have read thus "It will, indeed, be sufficient tax on its cap acity if it meets the demands of the country lying to the east of that town. It is true that a claim has been put for ward on behalf of Dubbo ; and if the petition is granted the requirements of places along the main western line beyond Orange will be met. But this cannot affect the local right to consideration " etc.
THE MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 20 March 1912
Til 15 MARKETS. The wheat market was depressed to-day, and the price quoted was :ts Sd to 3s ltd; wheaten chaff brought from 3s 3d to 5s 8d, and oaten 3s 5d to 5s 5d. Tho steamer Osterloy, with Aus tralian League footballers arrived at Fremantle (W.A.) this morning. The Governor-General and suite arrived in Sydney to-day for a lengthy stay. Loudon, Tuesday. Judge Kosalsky received a parcel through the post in New York, and opening it found an infernal mach ine. A small particle of dust had clogged the works and prevented an explosion, which would have meant certain death for the judge. Later, while the police, were examining the bomb, it. exploded, and the officer was severely wounded. The British Premier has stated in the llouse of Commons that ho will introduce the Minimum Vi'ayo J-iill on Wednesday. It is highly im portant that it should ho passed by Thursday, so that tho Lords may give it consideration on Friday. The price of coal has advanced by 'is a ton. There were disorderly...
MR. GILBERT'S MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 20 March 1912
MIt. GILUEllT'S MJEEIIXG. The order of the' political meeting in Lachlan street on Monday night was more than pardonably interfered with by the continued unruly interjections from a small section of the crowd who appeared to have the idea that the proceedings were for their special delectation. Street gatherings for the delivery of electioneer - ing speeches cannot be expected to keep quite as decorous as do church congre gations, and a fair measure of latitude is always understood. But when the desire of the majority to hear in reasonable quiet the presentation of the speaker's point of view is frustrated by persons who ought to know better, then sterner measures in the nature of the arrest of leading offenders might justifiably be resorted to. It is not good for the reputation of the .town that visiting speakers, no matter what their political views, should be com pelled to the description of their ex perience as the worst they have met with —an admission which we regret to learn ...
COMMANDER AMUNDSEN CAUTIOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 20 March 1912
COMMANDER AMUNDSEN CAUTI OUS. Commander Amundsen,- speaking at a meeting of the Itoyal Society in Hobart last night, said that they praised him as being the lirst to reach the South Pole. But. tltey did not know yet, and he thought it better to wait to hear what Captain Scott had to say, as he might havo reached the pole before he did;
SPORT & PASTIME. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 20 March 1912
SPORT & PASTIME. (BY BAHRO.) Mr. H. D. O'Brien's Tlio Acolyte lias been scratched l'or the Doncas tor Handicap and Sydney Cup. * * * The Welter Handicap, run at. the Oootaniundra races oil Wednes day, resulted in a dead heat be tween C.J., Jack London, and Con staw-o. Lanty Cassidy and Dust cloud also ran a dead lieat in the Opening Handicap on the same day. This must, have been very gratify )„g to the veteran liandicapper, Mr Jus. Price. a * Forbes horses had a goorl innings at the parkes Trotting Club meeting on Friday last. Of the six events decided they were responsible for winning four of the races. Mr. Tom Dunn won the Flying Mile with his black mare Miss Pick, who beat. Alone by a little more than a length. Mr. Jim Field won three races at the meeting and ran a second. His first win was with Redfeather in the Opening Han dicap, 9 furiongs. He is a two-year-old by that handsome horse "Blackwood Chief, who gives promise of making a name for himself as a sire. # * * A fe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 20 March 1912
"THE ANNUAL HARVEST FESTI VAL in aid of the Church of England is to be- held at BUDGERABONG on SATURDAY", MARCH 23RD. The Service will commence at 2.30 p.m. Department of Public Works, Sydney, 13th March, 1912. A TTENTION is directed to Gazette CX Notice invit n'i Tenders for supply and delivery of Ircnbark and Harawood Timber for Forbes to Stockinbiuga! Railway. Tenders will be received up to the yt'n April, 1912. 6b4l. ARTHUR GRIFFITH. Ooma Station Blocks. I EDWARD WEAVER & CO., FORBES, in conjunction with SEL IjAJR. & QUODLING, COOMA, will j sell at FORBES at an early date I 11,000 acres of the famous 'OOMA' Estate in Blocks to suit all Buyers 1 on Liberal Terms. Full particulars to follow. LIMITED. The Killing and Freezing Depart ment has now Closed Down for the Season. Notice will be given when re-opening. The Ice and Rabbit Department will remain open until further not ice. G. E. SIDDALL, GENERAL MANAGER, Auctioneers, PARKES, Beg to announce that owing to the r...
FOR THE MOTORIST. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 20 March 1912
FOR THE MOTORIST. [By A. E. Peppercorn.] In these articles, which will appear from time to time in these columns, I propose to deal with the car and its care, in such a manner that they will be read by motor ists (novices and otherwise) and prove in structive and interesting reading. I shall endeavour to obtain the experiences of others, and shall be glad if those who have found out tips which they think may assist their fellow motorists will communicate with me, in order that I may include such tips in these articles. Before starting on the real business, it might interest readers to know something about the cars now running about Forbes. There are at present in Forbes and district 44 motor cars and 42 motor bicycles. Thirty-four cars were actually registered in Forbes, and the remaining cen in Syd ney. Two hundred and four licenses have been granted, representing a revenue to the State of .C78. These figures speak well for the -enterprise of the Forbes district, when it is remembe...
DEATH OF MR. R. WILSON. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 20 March 1912
DEATH OF MR. R. WILSON. Another old identity of the Forbes dis- trict, in the person of Mr. Robert Wilson, aged 68, passed away at the hospital on Sunday. The deceased was a native of Ballima, county Antrim, Ireland and came to this State 37 years ago. After spend- ing several years in New Zealand and Victoria, he came to this district. He was employed for a number of years on Burrawang station, and afterwards at Ooma. Of late years he had followed the occupation of cab driver, and by his oblig- ing manner and large heartedness gained many friends. Many residents can relate incidents without end of his generous dis- position, which found frequent expression towards those less happily circumstanced than himself. " Bob," as he was familiar- ly known, only took to his bed on Saturday week although he was suffering from a bad cold for some time before. He leaves a wife and four children who have the sym- pathy of a large circle of friends. The funeral took place on Monday morning, the r...
ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATIONS. A SUCCESSFUL GATHERING. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATIONS. SUCCESSFUL GATHERING. The annual demonstration promoted by the Hibernian Society of Forbes to cele brate St. Patrick's Day took place on Wednesday. As in previous years the day was occupied with a race meeting, and concluded with a ball in the evening. Both functions were highly successful. The day was an ideal one, the sun's rays being tempered by a nice cool breeze which tended to make the outing a most enjoyable one. The usual prccession was held in the morning when about 50 members of the Hibernian Society, carrying their beauti ful banner, and headed by the Town Band, marched through the principal streets. The m tendance at the races, although not up to last year's numbers, was sufficient to give the club a profit 011 the day. The ladies attended in large numbers, and there were some very pretty dresses in evidence. The band, under the baton ot Mr. Acret, rendered a choice programme of music during the afternoon, which helped to pass away the int...
THE BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
THE BALL. The ball was held in the Town Hall in Ihe evening and was largely attended, fully 80 couples beiiiK present. Air. Stone, f the caretaker, had the floor in excellent ! order; and the music supplied by Mrs. I Burke and Messrs. Acret arid Wyatt was up-to-date and of the very best. Mr. T. 1 Dunn made an efficient M.C. The supper 1 was provided by Mrs. Pritchard, and it j was ^ood and substantial.
SPORT & PASTIME. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
SPORT & PASTIME. (BY BAYAllI).) While running at the Cowra races on Wednesday, Nickel Ore (Metal -Adelia), was disposed of by Mr, K. Winters, of Molong, to Mr. Barney Gately, of Cowra. The price paid is not stated. * * «, Mr. I. J. Sloane, of North Logan, Cowra who has decided to go in for breeding on a large scale, was one of the biggest buy ers at the sale of Air. Wheatcroft's stud in Sydney last week. Seventeen brood mares were knocked down to him, and ill addition he bought six of the yearling fillies. » V 9 War Laddie (late Warrior) who won the Trial Handicap at the Cowra races on Y\ ednesday, will be remembered as hav ing run second to Boori in the Auld Lang Handicap at the last Forbes Picnic races. He was then owned by Mr. M. E. Newell, Wai Laddie is by War God from thatoncc good country performer Caroline. COWRA RACES. The Cowra Hibernian races took placc on Wednesday. Results:— Hibernian Handicap.—6 furlongs. Blue Belt, 8.3 I Golden Field, 7.0 ... ... 2 Adnor, 7 0 ....
Calare Federal Correspondence. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
Calare Federal Correspon dence. Mr. T. Brown, M.P., furnishes the fol lowing copies of departmental correspon dence relating to various postal matters:— Daroobalgie Telephone Facili ties.—With reference to previous corres pondence respecting the desired establish ment of telephone communication between Forbes and Daroobalgie. stating that in order to provide the facilities it will be necessary to crect about 4 miles 50 chains of metallic circuit (two wires) on existing poles. The department is not in a posi tion at present to carry out the work in the ordinary way, but, if the residents would supply the labor, the department would pay for such laboi at the ruling rate of wages in the district and provide supervision. Advice is sought as to whether the persons interested would sup ply the labor on the conditions stated, in order to form a gang and, if so, how many men would be supplied. Yarrabandai Postal Allowance. —Referring to letter of the 8th December last, intimating that the a...
Gunning News. From our Correspondent. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
Gunning ftews. From our Correspondent. A team of Gunning cricketers, eight strong, journeyed to BoganGate onSatur day last and gave the Boganites a good drubbing. Gunning had first knock at the wickets, T. J. Martin and R. C. Rowley going in first. They treated the home team to some rare fielding. Rowley knocked up JOI before being dismissed, while Tommy's share was a neat and at tractive 99. For Rogan Gate Goodacre was top score with 16. After the match our boys were entertained by the home team at a banquet held at Mr. Peter Rcilly's Railway Hotel, where, of course, the Gunning boys did themselves justice to such an extent that they have come back to Gunning and asked their secretary to try and arrange another match with Bogan Gate. I am pleased to be able to report that Mr. Jack Rodgers, one of our popular residents who has been laid up in the Forbes hospital for a few weeks, is knock ing about again and doing well. Rain is badly needed here at present, and farmeis and pastoralis...