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FIRE IN RANKIN STREET. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
KIKK IN K.WKIX .STKilKT. About :i. 15 esterday (Friday) af ternon a fire broke out in a wood and iron shed at the rear of Messrs. Wright Ileaton & Go's premises in Rankin Street, .Mr. White who is employed by the firm was the first to notice the outbreak ami gave the alarm. Tthc brigade were quickly on the scene and had the flames under control in a very short space of time. The shed was used as a storage room for tallow, boxes, and skins. It is fortunate that the out break did not take place at night, as the building adjoins Messrs. 13. • \V. Venables and Go's motor gar age where some valuable cars are kept. The ringing of the fir'ebell cased quite a stir and people could be seen running from all direction to the scene. The building, which was partially destroyed, is owned by Mr. 13. W. Vemibles, and is insured in tlve Standard Otl'ice.
FORBES TO STOCKINBINGAL. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
FORBES TO STOCKIX131 NO All. Reports have been published to the effect that the Minister for Works, Mr. , Arthur Griffith, is to visit Stockinbingal I to turn the first sod of the railway be ! tween that place and Forbes. But they j conflict as to whether the interesting function is to take place to day, 23rd inst, or next Saturday, 30th inst, and so far as ! we can ascertain nothing is known locally as to the correct time. A later report still states that Mr. Griffith has gone on strike ;against "sod turning'' ceremonies, on the ground that he wants to stay at home at the week end once in a while, a feeling we can .quite sympathise with. So perhaps ihe day of rejoicing will fall through, unless Mr. Griffith can find a colleague who is not so tired as he is of the ceaseless round of stern duty and hard travelling that necessarily appertain to the strenuous political life of the present day. Even pleasures must grow weari some under such circumstances Any how, unless report is a more...
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL STU DENT. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
AXOTJlUll SUCCESSFUL STU DENT. Amongst the candidates who are known locally who. passed the University senior examination held recently, in addition to those previously mentioned, is Edward Stanley Smalpage, step son of Sub in spector Nolan. This youth, who is only 16 years of age, has for the past three years been attending Forbes district school, where he has had the advantage of tuition from Mr. Walsh and Miss Molster, while prior to that he was under the edu- j cational care of Mr. V\ atts, then head- | master of the Cootamundra school, but now resident in one of the Sydney suburbs Master Smalpage at the beginning of this week entered the Sydney University, as a student in the medical course. It is wor thy of note that probably the two youngest students who sat for the examination, Master Smalpages and Ronald Hunter, had the greater part of their tuition at Forbes district school—a fact which stands to the distinction of the teachers of the school and to the credit of the two la...
WHAT WORKERS WANT. (From a Carlops Man in Canada.) [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
WHAT WORKERS WANT. (From a Carlops Mail in Canada.) It all depends upon the man, And scarce can lie defined:. There's so:nc that please you never can, And some that go it blind. The lazy mar. wants lighter work-— lint with the sumo big pay— All heavy jobs ho trios to shirk, Arid 'dies all tho day And there's tho man who takes tho booze; Ho works well when he's tit. Ho wants—well, now, ho won't refuse To take all he can got. Or, take the man who's down in luck— Tie's always deep in debt. He. wants, but doesn't know it, pluck And stamina and grit. Jjut take the average worker's wants; You'll find them much tlie same— A decent wage, and decent hours, A chance to play tho game.
ELECTRIC LIGHT IN THE BUSH. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
ELF.GTR10 LIGHT 3N THE BUSSi llio country homestead, equipped with a modern electric plant and all the latest nppliancca is, at the pre sent moment, somewhat rare in Aus tralia but, iyt; venture the opinion that the day is not tar distant when scarcely a district, throughout this .State, ^ will 1 without many such within its limits. Our reason for making this assertion is that we know ol a most ei i terpi'i.si dsj; Sydney firm which has studied conditions prevail ing here and has found means of reaching the most remote centres and installing there electric' plant's at prices which bring it within the scope of the most modestly-placed individual. \V. G. Watson and Co., of Clar ence-street, Sydney, have a .stock of plants .suitable for tile equipment of the homestead of the small selector and ranging in power up to that re quired for the palatial residence of the most opulent of the wool magnates and, it may bo as well to mention in this connection, that the homestead of the late Hon....
THE SCOTS' COLLEGE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
THE SCOTS' GOLLEGE. (By V.J.) If the famous author whose centen «p- we have recently celebrated were i i 111 1U lt S'owing terms lie Ioull describe the transformation that has taken p hue m tho educational la xities lor boys of the present age. I, ,, 'jii'i'ortal picture of Dotheboys Hall that wrung the hearts of those who knew ,b to be a true description !u 'lu '"stilutions e.V.stent at that time, presents a striking contrast to the noble mansion that crowns the Koso JJay heights, known as "The boots College. An ideal homo is the iirst impres sion of the visitor whore, in addition to Jioir mental training, the physical and moral well U. ng of the inmates is sedulously guarded. The juvenile mind is "taught to shoot" in the va rious acquirements necessary to com plete the mental equipment of high.lv ■educated gentlemen. A stalf of cllici ent musters, each an export in his own department, are entrusted with tlio curriculum which includes: Scrip ture, linglish History. Ancient and Mode...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
WEDDING IN SYDNEY. The wedding took place at "Kingussie," Mosman, on the 14th instant, of Joseph Bridge Garnsey, son of Mr. W. K. Garn- sey, of Forbes, and Helen Summerville, fifth daughter of Mr. P. Dunn, formerly of Eulomo, Forbes. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a pretty gown of white ninon over silk trimmed with pearl and silk lace, and wreath and veil. She was attended by Misses Elsie Dunn and Hilda Garnsey as bridesmaids, who wore pretty frocks of white embroid- ered muslin. They also wore gold bangles &nbsp; the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. E. M. Dunn acted as best man, and Mr. N. S. Dunn as groomsman. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a pearl and amethyst pendant. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. James Lamont. After the ceremony a tea was held at " Kingussie," thirty guests being present.
DEATH OF DR. CALDER. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
DEATH OF DR. CALDER The death is announced from Sydney of Dr. Frank Calder, M.B., M.R.C.S., L R,C P., at the age of 54. The deceased &nbsp; was a well known ex-resident of Forbes. The death took place at his late residence, "Ooma," Croydon, on Wednesday. He had been in ill health for some consider- able time past.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
District Weddings. JONES—O'LOUGHLIN A quiet but pretty wedding took place at Ooma Farm, the residence of the bride's parents, on Tuesday, 5th March (says the Grenfell "Ob- server") when Miss Elizabeth B. ("Bessie"), eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O'Loughlin, and Mr. Alfred Ernest Jones, of Little Caragabal, Look the solemn vow of matrimony at Hymen's altar. The Rev. Fath- er Keating, of Grenfell, performed the interesting ceremony. The draw- ing room was most artistically dec- orated for the occasion, a large floral wedding bell being suspended from a picturesque arch of pink amyrillys and asparagus fern. The bride, who was given away by her father, looked charming in a beauti- ful gown of white crystalline, trimm- ed with silk guipure, and finished witth "True lovers" bows and French knots. She also wore the orthodox wreath and veil and carr- ied a shower bouquet, the latter being the gift of the bridegroom. Miss Alice O'Loughlin (sister of the bride) was bridesmaid, being gown- e...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
LOCAL AND GENERAL. SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS, Amongst the competitors from Wolaroi (Orange) Grammar school school for the recent University Senior examination were two well j known ex-Forbes youths. Mr. A. W ; Cox, eldest son of . the late Dr. Allister Cox, qualified in arts, sci I ence, medicine, and law, and Mr. H. G. Hart, only son of the late Mr. George Hart, a one-time Alderman of Forbes, matriculated in the same subjects. Both these young men are to enter the University.
Telegraphic Linemen. A QUESTION OF GRADING. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
Telegraphic Linemen. A QUESTION OF GRADING. Hon. Thos. Brown, M P., forwards for publication copy of a report furnished to the Postal Department by the Federal Public Service Commissioner in response to a deputation which waited on the Post master General some time since from the Telegraph and Telephone Construction Branch Unions' conference, at which Messrs. Thos, Brown, W. G. Spence, Laird Smith, and F. J. Foster, M's.P., were also present, relative to the desire that officers of the construction branch of the department who are graded as senior linemen, aud who are performing trades men's work, such as plumbing, carpenter ing, plastering, etc., be classified in grade VI. The report states that action has been taken by the Commissioner with the view of placing all linemen in grade IV who are continuously engaged in cable joining and are proficient in such duties with the ex ception of the wiping of joints, and has further decided that all linemen who are competent to perform the f...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
JNUTICE, AS Private Gates on Jemaloug— f.ome netted—Have i'reuently been leu open, and slieep boxed, on and after mis date any prison found trespassing or taking "snort cuts" will Do prosecuted. Also, during summer months any person found | smoking cigarettes or uucovered i l lpea will bo proceeded against for I ' Careless Use of Fire." I D. HANNAH, ' J /ll/'OS. Mapager.
Mr. Beeby at Wyalong. INSPECTION OF RAILWAY ROUTES. OPTIMISTIC AS TO LAND SETTLEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
Mr. Beeby at Wyalong. INSPECTION OF RAILWAY ROUTES. OPTIMISTIC AS TO LAND SETTLE MENT. The Minister for Lands, Mr. Beeby, visi ted the Wyalong district from Saturday to Monday last, and made a personal in spection of the country along the railway route from Wyalong to Lake Cudgellico. While at Ungarie the Minister made an important pronouncement in regard to land settlement in the district. He thus repor ted : —" I have the theory that our wheat belt goes right out to Nyngan, and per haps beyond that point. I am beginning to know the difference between wheat country and country that is only suitable for pastoral purposes. The Government's land policy is not dictated by any hostile feelijig. Our only desire is to do a fair thing to the community. Where large areas are held out of use and the people are willing to get on them we will give the people the chance to do so. (Applause) In regard to these railway routes, I have always held the idea that Hillston was the better. But Mr. Kell...
FORBES MUSICAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
KOItBES MLSICAI; SOCIETY. The production of the comic opera "The Pirates of Penzance," is being re tarded by the lack'of enthusiasm on the part of the ladies' chorus, though the com mittee hopes for better results in the early future. At present, the progress being made by them is not satisfactory. Miss Garstang has had to retire from the society through illness. Khe has always been very enthusiastic and is one of the society's best sopranos. The male chorus has made excellent progress and is very strong. A. number of recent arrivals with good voices has strengthened its ranks and the committee consider that it would be n) idle boast that it is perhaps the best in the western district.
The Markets, [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
The Markets, Messrs. John Bridge and Co., Ltd. and Winchcombe, Carson, Ltd,, both of Sydney, acting in conjunction, report the sale, on behalf of Mr. C. G. W eston, of his " North Bunarba " station in the Moree district. The holding consists of 9,200 acres, together with 7,000 sheep and 100 large stock, and all station plant. A satis factory cash figure was given by Mr. John xiouston, also ox the Moree district. Dalgety and Co., Lid., report under date of 2isc instant and that the principal busi ness in the Australian wool markets during the past week has been the holding of the sixth series of Brisbane sales on 19th and 20th instaut, at which 18,674 hales were submitted to a large attendance of buyers. Considerable interest naturally attached to these auctions in view of the uncertainty caused by the industrial troubles in Eng land, and it must be regarded as satisfac tory that the outcome of the sales was to emphasise the present position of the article, and that notwithstanding t...
ANOTHER LAND LAW AMENDMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
AXOTHKIl LAX J) .L.-VW AM ENDMENT. " I intend at the earliest opportunity," said the Minister for Lands (Mr. Beeby) in Sydney on Wednesday, " to submit to Parliament any necessary amendment of the law to enable the Government to re sume improvement leases on a reasonable basis. Many holders of these leases in the Lachlan district, I find, realising that their areas must give way to settlement, are prepared to negotiate with the (Jloser Settlement Advisory Board for the sale of their unexpired terms at reasonable prices." Speaking of his recent tour in the south-west, Air. iieeby said that he was very pleased with the excellent re ception his land bill had got. " The land scare," he added, " is quite dead."
THE SHAMROCK. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
THE SHAMROCK. Never before in Sydney has the shamrock been so much in evidence on St. Patrick's Day. In this new land it became almost a tradition that the shamrock did not grow out of Irish soil. Patriots had Irish soil transferred to Australia with the shamrock rooted therein, and yet it soon refused to grow. But. now there are horticultural experts who cultivate anything, and this year the shamrock growing In Australian soil was on sale in the shops. We have nothing quite like it iu Aus tralia, though our clover belongs to the same family. The shamrock sold in Sydney as the real plant it sell' was a very small leaf, three on a stem, and the color shaded with, brown. The attention it attracted was considerable.
JUDGING ON POINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 23 March 1912
JUDGING ON 1'OINTM. At the meeting of the show committee i held on Thursday Mr. T. M. Dunn brought up the matter of judging exhibits at the show as far as practical on points. He ! thought it would be a good idea if his sug gestion were carried out. When he i mentioned the matter last year the com mittee thought it would entail too much work on the judges. He did not think it j would. In the sheep sec. especially, if his j idea were carried out, and a card placed in a conspicuous position containing details of i the judging, the information would be in , valuable to the public. He moved accord ingly, Mr. Newell seconded the motion, which was carried.