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Railway Duplication. GOVERNMENTS NEW POLICY. LABOR TO BE IMPORTED. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
GOVERNMENTS NKW FOLICY. I.ABOK TO ni: IMPORTED, In tho Legislative Assembly on Tuesday night, Mr. Griffith moved the second reading of tho Govern ment Hallways (Duplication Board) Bill. The Minister explained that tho bill did not propose to infringe upon tho powers of the Chief Com missioner In regard to works invol ving an expenditure of less than £10,000; the new board would deal only with works running into a greater amount than that figure. The Public Works Act was not in any way brought into the matter. Mr. Wade: How do you fix tho £10,000? Mr. Griffith: The commissioner's officers will report. If the sum is below £10,000 the commissioner will not consult the board at all. Mr. Wade: What will the coat of this be? Mr. Griffith: Nothing. Ministers will not bo paid anything extra. Mr. Wade: I mean the cost of this duplication. Mr. Griffith replied that it was Impossible to state at that -juncture. Tho commissioner's officers would report how much would be necess ary. Tho board, a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
If ill your housekeeping experience yon hove found out certain tilings that will be of benefit to others, write &lt;rie about the^ta Canooso Pastry. Four ounces of butter, four ounces of castor sugar, four ounces of flour, three eggs, vanilla flavouring (or lemor. Seel), and half a teaspoon John Bull iaking Powder. Put the buttc-r into a warm basin, and beat it with a wooden spoon until it is quite soft; then add tho flavouring and the castor sugar by degrees, and continue to beat tho mixture until it is white and liko cream in appearance. Add 0110 egg and tho third of the flour, and beat ; lightly and thoroughly until well blond- ; ed with tho butter and sugar; when : this is finished add tho second egg and ' more flojir in tho same wav; then the ^ third egg and the res* of the flour. Stir in the baking-powder lightly, and turn the mixture into a thin tin which has been well buttered and dusted with flour and castor- sugar. Tho abovo paste is tho foundation of numerous litt...
NOTES ON THE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
NOTES ON THE SHOOTING. Captain Bates scored the highest aggre gate off rifle. Several other shooters competed, but did not complete three shoots of the series F. Crippen's win of first place is a de serving one. He has only been shooting for a few months, and shot consistently right through the series. (I he rifle in question won by him is valued at a9 95). J. C. Jenkinson's win of second prize was well fought. His last shot won him the position, displacing Captain Bates, who takes Mr. Jos Murphy's prize for third place. The committee desire to thank Major McDonnell and Messrs A. J. Baldock and Joseph Murphy for their kindness in donat ing the trophies, causing a lot more interest to be taken in shooting by the members of the club. Members are requested to note that musketry shooting will start on Saturday> 13th April. '
The State Teachers. BEST PAID IN THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
The State Teachers. BEST PAID IN THE WORLD. " I have had a number of letters and complaints in rt'gaid to the shortage of teachers for the smaller schools/' (says the Minister for Education 'Mr. Caimichael). " At present a large number of schools have no teachers, and others to a certain extent understaffed. But this is a recur ring.trouble, that crops up, at any rate, twice a year, on account of the number of resignations of teachers at different periods. These vacancies cannot be filled till a bunch of teachers is sent out from the two training colleges. Just now there are about 70 small schools for which teachers are not available and we could give employment to about 50 assistants in other schools. Next month, however, there will be go students available, who have completed the Department's short course of training. Those will be mostly to the smaller schools, thus getting over one of the difficulties for some months. However, before the next batch has com pleted its course of t...
Forbes Rifle Club. F. CRIPPEN WINS TROPHY. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
Forbes Rifle Club. I'. CRIPPEN WINS TROPHY. The final shoot of the Wednesday sec tion men for the match rifle presented by Major McDoneli and trophies by Messrs. A. J. Baldock and J. P. Murphy took place 011 Wednesday. The scores for that day v/cre as follow 300 600 Hep. Tl. J. C. Jenkinson . • 29 34 2 65 P. Ford • 30 30 2 62 D. Hansard . 28 30 4 62 J. Fielder • -7 3'2 scr. 59 C. Buckland • 27 28 4 59 A. Peppercorn . 22 30 6 58 The competition has been won by F. Crippen, with an aggregate of 262, or II points in advance of the second prize winner, J. C. Jenkinson, who takes Mr. Baldcck's trophy valued at >'2 2s- The third prize, iVir. Murphy's >il Is trophy, goes to Captain Bates, with 251 points, which was also the highest score off the rifle. The details of the shooting are appended :— 200 500 300 Total Gr'nd & & & Hep Tot'l 3OO 600 6'»0 with with with hep. h;p. hen. F. Crippen 66 66 65 65 22 262 J U Jenkinson 61 66 61.65 13 253 Capt. Bates 66 66 60.5...
The Markets. SYDNEY WOOL SALES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
The Markets. SYDNEY WOOL SALES. Messrs. John Bridge and Co., Ltd., re port that for their seventeenth sale of the season they brought forward on Tuesday, 26th instant, a catalogue of 1200 bales, consisting for the most part of passed in wools ind odds and ends from New South Wales, although we also included a few nice clips from the early Queensland dis tricts. Their highest price in the greasy scction was lojkjd secured for 15 bales ae branded "Shirley from Torrens Creek, Queensland, 1 his wool was of good length and chaiacter, fairly dry, but car ried a fair am -unt of grass seed. Six bales AME of he same brand brought lod and 14 bales 1st weaners 9%d. Next in order was loj-^d secured fcr 7 bales A> branded " J TP/ WaTTLE GLEN,' a nice, soft, free wool, but rather short. In the scoured section the highest price was l8->4d for 40 bales AA i branded " Shirley '' scoured at the Iba Works, Queensland. This wool was ol' a nice quality, dry, but unfortunately, carried a lot of gra...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
ACTIVE PROPERTY SALESMEN. HAIN & SSARIGHT'S latest property report concerns the sale by that ->vell known Sydney firm of " OAKVALE" Estate, Stockinbingal, die property of Mr. Robert- Rice, comprising 3,563 acres, FREEHOLD and C.P. The new owner of " OAKVALE" will be Mr. R. E. Moore, of Sydney.
In And Around Sydney. Written Specially for Country Readers. TRAMS, TRAFFIC, & ENGINEERS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
In And Around Sydney. Written Specially for Country Headers. 1 (By T.C.D.) ! TRAMS, TRAFFIC, & ENGINEERS. Tlio traffic of Sydney is one of tho most pressing questions the au thorities have to deal with. It is some time since the trams ceased to bo equal to the demands upon them, and at certain hours ol' the day not even by t,ho most 'dangerous and uncomfortable overcrowding are they able to cope with the re quirements of tho traffic. Running them underground is the only one way by which their capacity can bo safely increased. There is no reason, it is contended, why the traf tie should be restricted to the sur face. "If such was the case in Lon don, where four million passengers per week are carried underground, the block would ho hopeless, as it soon will bo in Sydney, unless ad ditional accommodation is provided.' The question was brought up in the Assembly during the week, and the Premier's reply was that tho Gov ernment is waiting to get expert advice from London. To thi...
BLOWN OVER. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
BLOWN OVJiK, Auotlior nine-days' -wonder lias gone the way o£ all predecessors of the same family—the crickot trouble lias blown over. The Board of Con- 1 trol is convalescent, and all the ' talk of court work, and of sending an independent team to England lias I played itself out. The team is well 1 011 its way to England, with the 1 send-off words of the 1'rime Minis ter still ringing in its collective ear, > to tho effect that after all winning I the ashes is not tho one and only object of the trip. It was just as ! well, after passion hud gone out, and reason returned, that some one of standing should dovetail that uioughtful remark in at tho finish of the stormy proceedings. A not iceable feature of the whole game was that while the so-called old bri gado were being beaten in the rec ent' test matches there was a public outcry for new blood, "Givo young er players a chance." Then followed a cyclone because six young play ers were given "a. chance, liut the public seldom know...
ANOTHER PRESSING PROBLEM. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
ANOTHER PRESSING PROBLEM. The parliamentary inquiry into the liigh rents question lias accu mulated a vast amount o£ evidence, yet it shows no signs of weakening. So l'ar it lias demonstrated what most people already knew — that houso rents have gone up along with a general. rise in wages and the cost of . necessities. Giving evidence 011 this .-inquiry the Acting-Director of Public ■■Works made the remark able statements that during the last two years, the cost of building labour and material to the State had gone up by 30 per cent. of which over 11 per cent, went to labour, and that tlie~ whole cost of works was 40 per cent, more than it was ten years ago. But this ad ditional expense is also operating in England and Russia, in Australasia and the United States. President Taft suggests an international com mission to investigate prices and cost of living. Our own Common wealth Prime Minister thinks that a much simpler way of getting at the ^facts would he to give powers to the sta...
MAIL COACH CAPSIZES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
MAIL COACH CAPSIZES. Ill Tasmania the mail coacli run ning between Lofroy and Launces ton capsized while going clown a hill, through the brakes failing to act. Six i>assengers had a lucky es cape and got off with a big shaking, and some bruises. Sydney, Friday afternoon. TO-DAY'S MARKETS. "Wheat, is quoted to-day at 3s 11(1 to 3s ll1,id and prime chick at auc tion at Os lO^d. Chaff, wheatou, brought from 5s 2d to 5s 7d; outen, ■Is 4d to 5s 5d.
LAST NIGHT'S STORM. MORE STORIES OF DAMAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
LAST NIGHT'S STORM. MOItE STORIES OF DAMAGE. Later details regarding the storm last niglit show that it had its ceu tro at Penrith, wliere 4 21 points of rain were registered. A thunderclap occurred at the height of the disturbance in Sydney, and startled theatre audiences con siderably. The electric light failed in sever al localities. Many places wero struck by lightning, and tho telephone and telegraph services wero disorganis ed generally.
THE FLAGSHIP DRAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
THE FLAGSHIP DRAKE. The new flagship Drake entered Port Jackson this morning to u welcoming roar of artillery from all the forts ana the visiting foreign warships. During un oiglit hour steam trial coming up the coast from Hobart yesterday tlio Drake averaged 22 knots per hour. London, Friday. THIS COAL CRISIS. THIS MINIMUM WAGES BILL. In the House of Lords the Mini mum Wages Bill waspassed without amendment. .
A FATAL DUEL. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
A FATAL DUEL. A man named Goldman liad a quarrol with ox-Mayor Snow, of Oak land, in California, and was sent to gaol £or assaulting liim. On Gold man's release lie waited in ambush for'l:is enemy with a revolver. A duel followed, with the result that Goldman was killed and Snow was removed to the liOBpital la a dying condition,
Letters to the Editor. CONFEDERACY DEFIANT. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
Letters to the Editor. •lho Editor docs not hold himself re sponsible for opinions expressed by correspondents; CONFEDERACY DEFIANT. To tlio Editor. Sir.—If a stranger from another world on a visit to this planet were asked to ex press himself as to one of the most prominent signs of our era, after a short review of the whole aspect of present day affairs, that stranger would immediately say," confederacy, association, and union ism." These words convey to the mind the great social state uf the world. The whole planet on which we live is now a hive of humanity, divided into its different sectional heads. There is socialism, labor ascension, and unionism. There are syndi cates, combines, trusts, and monopolies. AH these, although partially different ns regards principle and action, may be ex pressed uuder the one word confederacy. Confederation, then, is one of the most prominent features of our times. Never in previous history has the world pre sented such a systematic array of mars...