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Regulating Motor Traffic. STREET SPEED LIMITS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
Regulating Motor Traffic. STREET SPEED LIMITS. The appended interesting letter was read at the Council meeting on Wednes day night with reference to the speed of motor vehicles. Motorist s will do well to take notice of the speed limitations placed upon them in the parts of the town mentioned, otherwise they might find themselves called up for explanation "The provisions of the regulations for motor traffic having been duly complied with, I, the undersigned Minister, adminis tering the above cited Act, do hereby ap prove of the Council of the Municipality of Forbes erecting notice boards regulat ing the speed of motor vehicles within the boundaries of their area as follows, viz. : " To limit the speed to four miles an hour— "In Court lane, between Laclilan street and Rankinstieet, a distance of about i.J chains. " In Lowe's lane, between Rankin street. and Battye-street, a distance o^ abouc three chains. " On the Lagoon bridge, a distance of about three chains " On the Iron bridge o...
Eugowra News. From our Correspondent. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
Eugowra f^ews. From our Correspondent. Tlie weather has been keeping very dry and liot o£ late, until this last few days it has been very changeable; but wo have luui 110 rain up till writing. The farmers arc still struggling along to plough, but if it does not rain iliey will have to stop. A cricket match took place on the local ground on Saturday be tween iOugowra and Trajero. Traj ere had a very strong team Indeed, but they met their superiors, for about the first time this year, and were defeated on the first inn ings by Ii!7 runs; iihigow.ra making ISo. Lance Kirby made top score lor the winners, getting (io runs in three-quarters of an hour by very good all-round-thc-wicket strokes. 1&lt;\ Spi'Iding played a very safe innings for 4 0, and never gave a chance. Trajero scored £>:! in tho first inn ings and eight for 5 0 in the sec ond. The bowling of b, Kirby and some others proved far too superior for their opponents. On Friday night the cricketers' ball took place a...
The High School Proposal. ATTENDANCE GUARANTEE REQUIRED. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
The High School Proposal. ATTJflXl>AXC.K Cit'AJUM'iili ltli QU1K1C1J. Mr. it. E. Cummins, secretary of the Forbes branch of the Labor League, has received a communica tion from Mr. J. P. Lynch, M.L.A, being the text of a letter received by that gontleiuan from'the Under Secretary of the Department of Public Instruction iu regard to the proposal to establish a high school in Forbes. The official statement is as follows: "Sir—In reply to your letter of the 1-ltli inst, relative to the ques tion of establishing a high school in Forbes, 1 have the lionor to inform you-that tlie establishment of a high school in place of a. district school can only be effected when the num ber of pupils prepared to take up the third and fourth years' of. the high school course is found. to be sufficient. The district school sup plies all that can be obtained from a high school up to the end of the second year of the course,-at which point the pupil is expected to gain an intermediate certificate. The ...
LOCAL ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
LOCAL ITEMS. The torchlight handicap at Cudal on Wednesday night resulted in u win for R. Kirby. Result of many years' careful experi menting. Winchcombe Carson's Warri gal Woolpress best and cheapest. Easy terms.* The annual meeting of the dele gates of the Laclilan Rugby Union will be held at the Victoria hotel on next Thursday night. At the meeting of the Common trustees held at the Town Hall on Wednesday the ranger reported that 4G,S00 sheep had passed over the common during the month. Constable Cobcroft resumeed dut ies 011 Thursday after an extended leave of absence caused through the accident lie met with some weeks ago in endeavouring to mount an unruly horse. Senior-Constable Meeks, of Bem buka, lias been appointed as suc cessor to Senior-Sergeant Grenenger, at Parkes, and Sergeant Lord, of Rylstone, has been appointed to Con dobolin. Mr. J. II. Bates invites in this is sue tenders for the erection of a weather board cottage 13 miles fvon Forbes, and 1'or the erection of a ...
Sydney Sporting Letter. "The Looker-on Sees most of the game." [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
Sydney Sporting Letter. BY LOOKER ON. "The Looker-on Seos most game." With the Sydney Cup meeting on ly n fortnight ahead, last Saturday eaw big fields, including several of tho best nags, at Roseliill, the club winding up a two-day fixture -with a mile-and-a-quarter 'Cup," on which there was a Tattersall's sweep. Prize money for the two days amounted to £3000. Both days were gloriously fine, and Sat urday's crowd looked like a Roseliill record. Tho Hurdles was a fairly soft thing for tho even money favorite, Landlord—by Nobleman (Imp.) fron Victoria, and trained by w. Gullum for F. Lynch—who caught Jarris field (late Slug) before the last jump and beat him home by a coup le of lengths, with Dinyah a poor third. F. Fielder got tho lightly weighted winner home in fast time, 3.49 or only a second over the fast est for the track, registered by Colleague. Nineteen good ones took on the Clyde Stakes, 7 furlongs, and Gig andra 9-7 (Pike) was the popular choice at 3 to 1. The favorite had ...
A GREAT ENGLISH HISTORIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
y— A GREAT ENGLISH H3ST0BIAN. Thos. iiu.bairigton, Iiaron Macaulay, the son of Zachary Macaulay, an African mer chant, and a leading mover in the agita tion against the slave trade, was born at Rothley Temple, Leicestershire, on Octo ber 25th, 1800. ilo was educated ut a small school In Clapham, under the private tuition of a clergyman, (joint,' in ills nineteenth year to Trinity College, Cambridge, where ho was elected fellow three years later. Ilo was called to the Bar in 1S2G, and In 1S30 entered Parliament as Member of Calne. through the influence of Lord Lansdowne. He joined the Whig party and spoke bril liantly on the Reform Bill. In 1832 Macaulay was returned for Leeds, and spoke against the repeal of the Irish Union. lie afterwards became Sec retary of State for Wnr, and in 1846 Pay master-General, with a seat in the Cab inet, during all this time voting with his party and speaking in favour of various Liberal measures. Macaulay lost his seat In 1817, owing to 1'iis advocacy...
YES—HE KNEW! [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
YES—HE KNEW! A certain man ivao under examination (says "Green -Bug") by a .member o£ a Now York law firm, with reference to his qualifications an a juror in an important case involving a considerable sum of money. "You understand," the lawyer question ed, "what in meant by a preponderance of evidence'/" "Yob, sir," the man replied, very prompt ly. "Let me have your delinition of It." "I understand it, I tell you." "Well, what is it?" "Why, anybody can tell that." "I would like to have your definition of it." "I know what it in," said the man, hotly. "Whan I tell you I know wiiut a thing Is, I know it. That's ail there is about it." "Well, what was the Question I asked?" "You ought to know what that was. If you've forgot your own questions, don't expect rne to remember them for you." "I don't want to hear any more of that kind of talk," interposed the Court. "An swer the question addressed to you by counsel." ".Judge, I did. He asked me if I knew what it was, and I said I did." "Are...
FIRST APPEARANCES. Some Well Known Actors' Early Efforts. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
FIRST APPEARANCES. Somo Woll Known Actors' Early Efforta. "Wliatevor dazzling heights of success an actor may reach," Sir Henry Irving: once said, "he never forgets, humiliating though the memory may be, his first mod est appearance on the stags, although half a century or more may have passed over his head." In many cases this memory can be but dim, especially in the case of actresses, some at least of whom made their first stage curtsey before they had properly learned the art of nursing their dolls. Jlrs. Kendal, for instance, had seen only two birthdays when she blossomed into an actress. "Tho legend," she says,, "is that 1 appeared in the character of a blind child; but when I got on tho stage I for got jill my blindness when I caught sight of my nurse, and I called out to her, 'Alary, do you see my new shoes?' " Miss Ellen Terry had reached the ma ture ago of eight when she made her debut (is Mamiilius In the "Winter's Tale," With no less personages than Queen Victoria aiul th...
Interesting Railway Returns. RAPIDLY INCREASING TRAFFIC. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
Interesting Railway Returns. BAPIDIA* IXCWiASIXti TJUAFFIC. In replying to the toast of the Chief unci Asni.sta.ni Commissioners and officers of the Duhljo railway picnic on Monday last, District Sup erintendent .Milne, of the Western division, gave some interesting stat istics of the railway business in his district, which comprises all the lines west of Blayney. Mr. Milne said they should never forget they wero all servants of the public. Lot them consider for a moment the relationship between the develop ment of the State railways and the progress of the State. What would the great Western division of this Stale be without railway connect ion with the seaboai'd? The rail way service was an honorable one; the conditions were better now than they had ever been during his 36 years of railway life. • The next quarter of -a century would see a wonderful expansion of the State railway, and every railway mail or boy, officer or subordinate, should take a personal pride in doing his shar...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
Indigestion CAUSED SEVERE PAINS AND o DEPRESSION.—REMOVED BY DR. MORSE'S INDIAN ROOT PILLS. The first essential to Rood health is sound digestion. If however, voiir food does not digest and assimilate, it causes pain and sickness, creating tell you that I think Dr. Morse's In Jian Root Pills am a wonderful re medy for Indigestion," writes Mrs. Annio Birch, 10 Aliens Street, Pyr mont, Sydney. "For years I was sub ject to severo attacks, but recently they have become quite raro. At times I had excruciating pains be hind tlio shoulder blades, deep feel ings of depression, and felt entirely unable to do my work. I felt irri table and out of sorts generally. I took many kinds of medicines, but until I commenced taking Dr. .Morse's Indian Root Pills the attacks lasted for days. Only yesterday I had a slight attack, having eaten something that did not agree uith me; but t took a couple of the pills list night, and to-day I feel splen did—without a vestige of pain or dir. comfort, but with ...
THE RIVER RAILWAY. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
THE KlVlilt KAIL WAV. Our Condobolin contemporary, the 'Lachlander' is not very generous or polite in its comment on the desire of the Forbes railway league for a 'south of the river' railway. The sarcastic critic also hits rather wide of the mark with his shaft. Quote: "Forbes people are working with a view of getting the proposed Broken Hill railway extension to run from Forbes along the south Bide of the Lachlan. New 1110011 came in on the 20th .inst!" We may x-etort that the Forbes people start ed the move long before the iJOtii inst. In fact the first request for the railway dates back some years, and it has been very favorably commented on by a former Public Works Commitee. Again, the de sire is not for the proposed Broken Hill extension to be made from Forbes, but for the line from Ca nowindra via Eugowra aiid Forbes to join on to the liuo which we be— lievo will very soon be authorised from Condobolin to Broken Hill. Perhaps if the Condobolin writer will have another look at...
THE NEW RESERVOIR. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
THE NEW RESEKVOIK. The new water supply reservoir has at length been completed, and on Thursday it was formally taken over by the CouneiJ, after an in spection made by a departmental of ficer, Mr. Reed. The contractor, Mr. A. Ball, and Mr. Reed were accompanied in the inspection uy the Deputy-Mayor, Aid. Wallace Hunter, and the Town Clerk, Mr. J. W. Mills. There was no "formal op ening" or "turning on" ceremony of any kind. The amount of tliet con tract let to Mr. Ball was £5245, which is stated to have been lower by some £1500 than other tenders received for the job when it was first undertaken. The erection of the reservoir has occupied some 12 months, but there were considerable delays owing to bad weather and other unforeseen troubles. The con tractor, however, has to his credit the opinion of the departmental en gineer that it is the best job of the kind he had yet had occasion to examine. The capacity of the reser voir is 75,000,000 gallons.
A SERIOUS LOSS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
A SKIUOUS LOSS. Miss fiarbe, of Jenialong, had the misfortune to lose her poggy bag when driving between the Gap and Jemalong on Thursday. The bag contained two cheques signed by Mr. \V. Low; one for i* 17 13s and the other for £3 IDs, also a savings bank pass book. The cholines are 011 tho Bank of New South Wales, Forbes branch, and payment has been stopped.
PRESENTATIONS TO FATHER DORAN. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
PRESENTATIONS TO FATHER DORAN. The following amended report has been furnished to us of recent presentations to Rev. Father Doran:—Two very pleasing ceremonies took place at the local convent schools on Sunday afternoon last, when the Children of Mary and the Children of the Sacred Heart Sodality presented Rev. Father Doran with useful gifts for his presbytery. The vice-president of the Children of Mary, Miss Kelly (in the ab sence of the president/ read a suitable address and presented a silver tea service toast rack, egg cruet, dinner gong, and serviette rings; At the infants' school Miss May Danvers read ah addj-ess and little Miss Florrie Weaver presented a sil ver snaving set. Father Doran was greatly surprised and pleased, and thanked the members of the two sodalities very sincerely, saying that he would always i remember the kindness of the Forbes j people. '
COWRA EISTEDDFOD. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
COWRA EISTEDDFOD. In our advertising colums is an an nouncement re the above function, which takes place on April 23rd and 24th. It is being conducted under the direction of the CJowra Musical and Licerary Association, which body is making its initial bow to the public in this connection. A liberal programme has been prepared, aggrega ting f I2X in prize money, every branch of the musical and elocutionary art being catered for. The management are making special arrangements with the hotel pro prietors, consequently there will be ample accommodation foi visitors The train ser vice is also a convenient one, and intend, ing competitors should make early applica. tion for certificates, entitling them to re duced fares. Schedules and full informa tion from Mr. R. Ellwood Ar'ey, hon. sec.
FORBES FIRE BRIGADE EXPENDITURE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
I FORBES FIRE DIMUADK EXPEN DITURE. At Wednesday night's meeting of the Council the clerk, Mr. J. W. Mills, pre sented a. statement received from the Board of Fire Commissioners as to the revenue and expenditure in the Forbes firf: district for the year ended December 31st, 1911. The revenue was £249 is, in cluding £225 in contributions of £75 each from the Government, the insurance com panies, and the Municipal Council; £16 Is balance of 1910 estimate, and £8 from the sale of old material. The expenditure for the year was £244 15s 4d, leaving a credit at the end of the year of £5 5s 8a. The principal outgoings were ±21 8s 3d for clothing; £10 for hire of horses; i.30 2s 6d for-hose, £3 133 2d for lighting; £13 17s 7d rates; £18 14s 4d supervision and visita tion of inspecting officers; filio 13a 6d payments to firemen ; and £16 13s 4d ad ministrative expenses.
FIVE MILKS ROAD RACE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
FIVE MILKS ROAD llAC.'U. i A five miles road race was hold ' on Wednesday afternoon under the ( auspices of the Federal Bicycle ; Club. Tlie rout*; vns nlonjj tlio , Bognn road. The result, was a win , l'or A. Bray, who was handicapped j at 55 sees., with G. White, GOsecs., I "nd, and G. Bishop, 10 sees, 3rd. The first award was a trophy val ued at a guinea, presented by Mr, , T. Nicholas, while the second man I received a 7s Gd trophy, the donat 1 ion of Mr. W. Johnson. The fast ! est timo was secured by H. Bray, I who did tho journey in 12m. 3 5sees. I A new prize was introduced, that of j the lust man in, and ho received an I appropriate consolation prize of a j hox of Beecham'e pills.
DEMONSTRATION FARM AT CONDOBOLIN. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
DEMON STK.-VTION 1'AKM AX COX D0150LIN. Mr. Andy Kelly, M.L.A., is in re ceipt of the following departmental correspondence, under date Marcli 15th:—In reply to your personal in quiries, I am directed by the Minis ter for Agriculture to inform you that ho has determined to establish a Demonstration Farm at Condobo lin on the site previously selected, and will have steps taken to ap point a manager to commence the work of clearing, fencing, etc., in the course of a few weeks." This is indeed good news for the district, and we ("Lachlander") venture to say that considerable benefit will ac crue to farmers within a vory few yea.rs of the farm's establishment.
MR. JOHNSON AND THE GOVERNMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
MR. JOHNSON AND THE GOYEKN MENT. The Chief Commissioner for Railways, in a statement to the press, states that he ■was never consulted by the Government with regard to tne Amending Railway Bill to provide for the constitution of a special board, comprising the Ministers for Railways and Works, and the Chief Com missioner for the purpose of controlling the work of duplicating the main trunk lines. Mr. Johnson strongly disapproved of the new proposal, which referred not only to railway duplications, but also to large alterations to stations, etc. The bill went not only to the very foundation of the Railway Act, but to the principle of independent control. Delay in duplica tion work was due to a shortage of labor and was accentuated by the large number of new lines.