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SPORT & PASTIME. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
SPORT & PASTIME. (BY BAYARD.) At a meeting of the executive of the Western District Racing Abso •ciatibn hold in Orange on Thursday Mr. H. Ilognn, of Narromine, was appointed stipendiary steward, and I the appointment was approved by the A.J.C. afterwards. Air. Hogan was a delegate to the W.D.R.A. meetings and is Mayor of Narromine $ O 9 Betting 011 the Doncaster ig fairly active. Lady Medallist and Popin jay are equal first favourites two pointy shorter than Pontano, whilst Flava and .Tolly Beggar are just double the odds of the favourites ; others are at fairly long prices. For the Sydney Cup, Jacamar holds pride of place, witli Cadonia and Danaus three points away; then at a distance of two points come Jolly Beggar, Malt King, Prizofigh tor, with ISrie and Matouroo close up. * * $ Tho Australian cricketers arrived in Fremantlo on Wednesday. Mes srs Gregory, Jennings and Bardsley have been appointed the selection committee. * * * Wales defeated France at Rugby football by ...
THE BEER STRIKE ON MULLOCKY HILL. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
THE BEER STRIKE ON AfJULLOCKY HILL/ (By Vul. Jamiusoii.) iu^tho'nnn11^ J'*. histo,'iral &lt;-'mineii'je bJoa less S| ' .Kv"c conci^sts and 1,1 mS 01 Western- Australia ™ 'St I-** »wns nubli,h°'i" (!'V'S ,tJ"'oe o'itcrpming 1 'lUJiuuis, had shared the cold .7 «c ar&.'ssgs.-A r^Tr^, ltS'i ;»™S iEav-'vp^ ® tnisthic tli'if ,w, V • eclll''UH"iity, fTitglS? SS&J& "Ti "Ply, "All 'ijt'fe K^th 110fc bo "PPoasocl at tlio a it f^r\S 7IU\T\ to,avoid %«'«do martyrs ordiS^nlr'8 trS^-,:V?f!id(haVy Pruf««-«d " con Publican's duo. Pi^i led past tho :Ks» S|^ "'pirlS breaking tlio pledge l,lc,l>lwj trom obviously seeking Xt™,9 two : suiS; pieS;.the :eame?'! !«• ''Strikfi tnas the laconic reply, gor- t at'^ \?y !:fitl,iraed the sti-an o? G^SAteeue travelb,• i,„,. 18 ;irn}'ed and the sr-i * a wsftghK smoked pipe of I)eat'° «aS finally tlio publican's (bt L ermfj;aSt tion in whiffs "vvim, H- salisfac footstojw o e'rod ij i o,^JS WayU'?,rd threshold thevXeZ'nT* ,'!Cai'. ...
A CHEAP WATCH. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
CHEAP WATCH, Wo have tho best of reasons for as serting that tho "JJ. and W. Guinea Special" Watch, advertised on this page, by Messrs. Bruce and Walsh, is not only a «henp watch, but a rare good one. It is 10 ruby-jewelled; has a substantial sterling silver case, is handsomely chased on its cover; has an opal face; koyloss; stands rough usage, and, in addition to being a capital time keeper, the firm's great faith in it is evidenced by their readiness to guaran tee it for 20 yonrs. Messrs. Bruce and Walsh aro a highly respectable firm, who not only import but manufacture jewellery. Thu "]J. and W. Guinea Special" is the sort of present that would delight tho average lady, and our readers may take it that there is not a particlo of misrepresentation re garding the quality of this very mod erately-priced watch.
THE GLORIOUS SCARLET AMARYLLIS. A MOST MAJESTIC FLOWER. COMING INTO VOGUE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
THE QL0R10US .SCARLET AMARYLLIS. MOST MAJESTIC FLOWER. COMWG INTO VOGUE. The gloving Scarlet Lily—loveliest ol' all the many lovely flowers produced by Africa—has at last been accorded appropriate official recognition in Syd ney. That is all the more remarkable seeing that in some other parts of Aus tralasia—notably in Tasmania—its in comparable charms have been recog nised for many years. Sydney is one of tlic rare exceptions where but few of the private gardens possess any specimens of the plant. But now that Air. Maiden has lifted tho "lily" from its obscurity so far as Sydney is con cerned. the owners of private gardens most zeal _ in proving in a practical way that they, too, can appreciate the surpassing qualities of this truly regal flower. Trumpet-like in shape and of a delicate waxy substance, and rare colouring that gradually burns its way into the senses, it is inevitable that the flower should soon establish itself as the feature of every garden.- In Hobart its splendid ...
DRINKING MADE EASY. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
DRINKING MADE EASY. Aii Irishman entered a country inn and called for a pjlass of tho host Irish whisky. After hcin&lt;&lt; supplied lie drank it, and was about to walk out when the following conversation took place:— Landlord—"Here, sir, you haven't paid for that whisky you ordered." Irishman—"What's that J'0" Hay?" Landlord—"I said you haven't paid for that whisky you ordered." Irishman—"Did you pay for it;'" Landlord—"Of course I did." Irishman—"Well, then, what's the good of both of us paying for it?"
FREAK SMOKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
FREAK SMOKERS. The Paris smoker who recently kopt a cigar ' alight for two hours and seventeen minutes desired to show how slowly one may smoke. Others have demonstrated how quickly they could burn tho fragrant weed. Edwin Booth, the American tragedian, smoked twenty five cigars a day. Mr. Edison and Mark Twiin were also great smokers. Some years ago a Californian miner wagered that he would smoke six cigars, six cigarettes, and six pipcftils of strong tobacco within sixty minutos. lie ac hieved his object, but immediately afterwards lie was seized with an at tack of hoart failure, and never smoked nor smiled again.
WASHING BANK NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
WASHING BANK NOTES. It costs tlio United States Govern ment about three farthings to manu facture a dollar hill. When the bill be ciimcs soiled through continual hand ling;, it is sent; to the Treasxiry De partment, which destroys it and issues a clean bill in its place. An inventor lias produced a machine for washing, ironing, and otherwise laundering pni>or money. The Treasury Department re deemed 1,183,000,000 dols. in soiled bills last year, and issued now ones in placo of them. Eighty per cont. of tho bills might have been washed at a cost of one-twentieth of a penny por bill, and re-issuc-d at a considerable saving in cost to tho Treasury Departmout.
FROM BURNED CITY TO DREADNOUGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
FROM BURNED CITY TO DREAD NOUGHT. Physicists say there is tho same weight of '.natter in tho world now that thcro was at tho Creation, and nothing is lost. After tho rebuilding of San Francisco, following tho great carthquako anil firo, tho iron girders, bent, into fantastic shapes by tho heat, had to bo disposed of. There has been a great demand' for it. Some of this -scrap found its way to Genoa, and tho engineers at the Italian arsenal dis covered that when rosmelted it pos sessed remarkablo powers of resistance. The cphsoqucnce is that the Italian navali authorities nro purchasing as much of San Francisco old iron as they can lay hands on. This iron is mixed with stool for tho plates of tho now Dreadnought under construction.
PADLOCKED PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
PADLOCKED PICTURES. . 1'iio Loiivro authorities are experi menting with a now mechanism for pro venting iho theft of pictures. The c.ssonco of tlio sehomo is tbaf an iron bar shall bo firmly riveted to tlio wall, that every picturo shall bo locked to it, and that u. single lock .shall suffice to fasten or un fasten all the .springs simultaneously. The secret of tlio lock, of courso, will bo jealously guarded, and only trusted officials will be allowed to handle tlio key. By this means it will be a simplo matter to release iho pictures for re moval in tlio event of fire: whereas, to take a picture from its place before it is released will entail a good quarter of an hour'e uoisy work.
FRENCH HOUSES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
FRENCH HOUSES. French housos, Mr.' Edison declares, arc abominable. They uvo built in a stylo which might have been good enough centuries ago. Not any con sideration is .shown to comfort. Ameri cans; ho added, would iiovor bo ablo to live within them. A I'aris news paper admits that Mr. Edison is not far wroii^. Windows and doors aro badly constructed, and the same may ho said as to the planning of tho apart ments, for. almost overy ro?im is dark and ill-ro'itilated. Jiut then tho French paper points out Frenchman do not live much in these houses. Their occupations take them out in tho day timo, and at night tho Parisian is found at tlx; eal'ti or theatre, ati&lt;l only usus his house for sleeping purposes,.
A CURE FOR WRITER'S CRAMP. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
CURE FOR WRITER'S KRAMP. The Now York "Medical Record" lolls about a paymaster who, after recovery from an operation, found that his signa ture was no longer uniform, was ex ceedingly shaky, and was made with increasing difficulty as the day pro gressed. .Any attempt to resumo work necessitated long-continued writing he fore lie. was in a proper stato to do so, and led to a tremulousness of tho hand and arm similar to tliat which ensues upon excessivo consumption of colfeo or tobacco, or is caused by tlio toxin of some infectious or fatigue condition. The treatment consisted in explaining to the patient that the fear of making an improper stroke caused lack of free dom and clamping of the muscles. He was directed to mako free arm move ments with chalk on a blackboard, pay ing no attention t° the forms ho drow, then to pass to a slate, and later to pencil and paper, and then to gradually reduce the size of tho writing. After performing these exorcises for ono month, the paymaster rec...
BUTTER CHURNED WHILE YOU WAIT. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
BUTTER CHURNED WHILE YOU WAIT. A Now York grocer lias combined an advertising novelty and a source of pro fit in a butter churn, which is in almost constant operation in his store. Tho drum is driven by a small electric .motor, and the schema is to sell a pat ton a quantity of cream, and then, f'oi a smalt charge, churn it into butter. Tho operation takes but a few minutes, and in tho meantime the pa'tron is movi ig around the store, and, in all probability, making more purchases.
A NEW IDEA. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
A NEW ID JO A. Tlio Minister for ISducation, Mr. Cariiiieluicl, states that many par cms liave ignored tho school med ical reports concerning thoir chil dren's health. In view of this he now proposes to appoint nurses to follow up the work of the medical officers by calling upon tho parents and pointing out physical defects in cases where they exist. Tho plan heretofore adopted has been for tho visiting specialist to examine tho child and for an official notiX cation to be sent to tho parent. This notification when presented at a hospital guarantees freo treat ment of tho child. If the jiroposal now made should provo successful when put into practice in the city it is intended to extend it through out ilie country by the employment of Government medical officers, or some other medical practitioner in tho neighbourhood, with tho same arrangement in regard to the sub sidised hospitals as in tho city. Thus tho "free medical treatment of all State school children appears to be in sight....
BRAVERY. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
BRAVERY. Ho was a bravo man who first ate • an oyster. Ever since tlie- perfor mance of that ancient and memor able feat the succulent bivalve has been associated with acts of daring. Some time ago a commission—how devoutly N.S.W. does love a coin mission—was sent out to discover an oyster combinc, and, for the re lief of an offended people, report upon the manner and method of its courage in keeping tho prices up. Tlio result of the commission's in quiry was nothing in particular, and tho oyster business still remained within the control of that industri ous and frugal race of men, frivol ously called Dagoes, who work 18 hours a day and keep in fluo con dition on the smell of olive oil. Now a proposal has gono abroad to the effect that Sydney should arise and in its power and mgilit boycott tho oyster as a protest against tho rise in price of from Is to Is Cd a plate. It is statod, 011 what ap pears to bo moderately reliable au thority, that the proposal does not meet, with resentm...
BACK TO NATURE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
BACK TO NATURE. For the past woek or so thero Las been wandering over tlio crow ded streets of Sydney a manly figure whoso ataturo ia about lift. Ilia mission seems to be to adver tise something, probably in connect ion with the simple lifo. His rni meut is simplicity itself, not bo ab breviated as so many women wear on tho beaches, yot not. much mtuo than is desirable when on tho block. Bare head, baro arms, shoulders, and neck, baro legs and foet. A stunted petticoat round his loins, and nothing but a singlet abovo it, his laundry account should bo a, thing of much beauty and satisfac tion, notwithstanding that a city laundry bill is rareiy artistic ami seldom consoling, in tho loftinese of alleged civilisation a sinister smile escapes among onlookers as this back-to-naturo advocate pas.seB by and perhaps there will also en cape a rudo remark, "rats"; yot his apparel is inoro rational tliis weather than the heavy tailor-made suits worn by tho men who amilo and pass tho aforesaid r...
MAKE MORE ROOM. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
MAKE MORE ItOOMi Sydney- is expanding cnormouslj'i and so rapidly, that something of importance will have to give way I to make more room. Shipping acco I rumodation is overcrowded, ail tlio wharfs are congested with traffic | and how to meet the demands of the ovex--sea trade is a perplexing problem upon tlio solving of which 1 engineering experts have boea en* gaged for some time. The latost proposal is daring and startling. Tlio Botanical Gardens, it is saidi will liavo to go, and Farm Cove, that glorious picture spot of match less beauty, reduced to the i'c* QUirements of trade. So sordid a suggestion sounds like sacrilege and it is freely admitted that tt will take the public some time t° get used to it. But—the gardens will have to go. The demands °£ trade cannot bo denied, tho . em phatic requirements of shipping Per mit of no denial, and the gardens can bo planted elsewhere. Where slse is not mentioned. Printed and Published by Willia0 Brooke and Sons, at the Office of the "...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
APPRECIATION. From Mrs. Kale Chegnin, 67 Riwkla .Street, Christchurch, N.Z., 28th Nov., 1!U0. "About nino months ago, I was takoni ill with dropsy. Two doctors attended mo but they save ine no relief. My daughter made me take Warner's Safe Cure and after taking the second doao I found relief. I continued to take the medicine and when I had taken the contents of three bottles 1 became qulto well again." From .Mr. Chas. ,r. Mannn.ll, of Mannall llros., Manufacturers & Merchants, High Street, West Maitland, If.S.W., 20th June, 1010. "Some twenty years ago, I strained myself whilst carrying a sack of pro duce, and was a great sufferer for aboul eighteen months from frequont neurulgie attacks in the region of tho kidneys. The pains were very acute, ia.stii.g from four to twenty-live hours —and were followed by extremo weak ness which prevented mo from attend ing to my business. I liad the best medical aid procurable, but the doctor's attention did nothing to relievo or euro me. I...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
It acts like a charm" (ncOISTIIHED TRADE .MARIt) this I? a scientific, skilfully compounded and potent remedy, especially designod for use in attacks of either fHieumatism, lout, Sciatica, Neuritis, Lumbago. This Romody has beon in uso in privates practico with miraculous succosa for ninny yoars, and was on February 1st, 1912, offered to the public for thu first timo. Supplied at 3/- per bottle by 2, C. RENNIE, Proprietor. Address: P.O. Box 1530, Sydney, N.S.W. I 'S EILECTMie LIGHTING SYSTEM. rf&lt;i',Vi'v? **'-■ ' I '!$? Mj(h rU Ih ,'M ■n^m Cost of Plant is Surprisingly Modest and Working Expenses exceedingly low. It obviates all daugoi' of Fire, Beautifies the Home, Works Cooling Klectrin Funs, Room Warmors, Cooking Utensils, and a host. o( othrr convenient Appliances. So simplo to work that it scarcely interferes with tho duties of a single hand. Writo for Free C:*talcf'.ue to w. G. WATSON & CO., LTD., I9J Clarence St., SYDNEY. Notwithstanding that our Motor Car t...
A BUTTON'S WORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
A BUTTON'S WORTH. ;'i "He was a littlo bit of a chap," bo pi tlio surgeon, "scarcely tip to my *|,|Wi lnit when lie was brought in with ■Wished li'irs ami one arm hanging by ^ tliiviit], Iio tried not to cry—and suc .W'Jotl. 'My favvor, ho always said, a sport, Joo," ' ho piped, wlion Blown callod him a. bravo boy. , J'} f.ivver—was—a soldier.' ■ ^ o told him, as wo out off his V'tln.-o.. that ho was a soldier, too, fjicli pleased him greatly. Ho wasn't ;pmciiiig much—ho was too far gono .;fM that—and Miss Brown's eyes said, '•f?t mo tako him in my arms and just him as long as ho lasts.' ;,1 But, of courso," resumed the sur in his professional tono, "it was "Sy duty to operate. 'Just as lio was about to bo talion out hp made, us understand that he something in his clothos, and i^'ui his sound first ho found what ho jilted in ono of tlio pockets, and 'iWtt'lied it tight. ■ It turned out to bo a brass button the tunic of his father, who was soldier,' and the littlo chap wanted ^ td^iv...
A PROBLEM OF SEX. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 30 March 1912
A PROBLEM OF SEX. In Miss Wood's kindergarten class thero wore eight pupils, four girls and four boys. Ono of tho boys, however, ]iad not yet reached tho estate of kilts, not to mention trousors. Accordingly, when little Susan Phelps was asked by a visitor to toll how many boys and how many girls tlioro wore, her con fusod roasoning, went as follows:— "Thore's eight—ono, two, three, four, five, six, sevon, eight, Miss Elliot," she replied. "And if he's a girl" she pointed at tho ono who wore a skirt instead of manly garb—"why, then, there's fivo girls and ono, two, tlireo boys. But if she's a boy, thero's ono, two, three, four girls, and one, two— four boys. She's really a boy, you know, Miss Elliot," she confided, in conclusion.