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MESSRS. HOSKINS' OFFER. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
MESSRS. HOSKINS' OFFER. V All the strikers who were employed ' by the" above firm are to be re-engaged according to a. letter of Hoskins Bros,, received on Sunday, by the Defence Committee. Mr. Hoskins has promi sed the men their old billets ail exactly the same wages they were getting be fore the strike, that is those employed on the blast furnace. The men are given to understand that they must take up their positions within six days. How many will avail themselves of this opportunity will remain to be seen. A great number of the men have left LiMigow for fresh fields and a %great number have moved from their homes in the. town, owing to not being able, to pay the rent, and are now liv ing in tents. There is a possibility of these all going back. But the man, who after waiting till his patience was tired out and then levanted, will doubtless be miles away," and in, per haps, beiter employment; This, of course, will make room for new hands, but as Mr. Hoskins Estates, through the fa...
BOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
BOWLS. The Bowling Green. Handicap was, ad vanced another stage -this afternoon, when the following games were played offHansen (9) v. Lee (scr.), Hansen won, 25-17;"Blows (9) v. Edye (15), Blowse won, 26-24. There are now only a -few heats to be played in this handicap, and we would impress on the competitors that thoy must be played on or before Wednesday next. A"MUDGEET VislTOE' '.Cv' Among visitors to 'Orange- yesterday was Mr. Joseph Saunders, a former alderman of the Mudgee Council, whose progressive ideas were too pronounced for the ratepayers and they retired him at last municipal election. Mr. Saun ders has been visiting several of the Western towns since the New Year, and he expressed himself to a "Leader" re presentative as being greatly impressed witlh the evidences, of prosperity in Or ange. During his itinerary- he has seen many things municipal which, if adopted by his own town, would tend to its material advancement, and it would he well if a few of the Mudgee alderm...
DEAN MARRIOTT'S RESIGNATION. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
DEAN MARRIOTT'S RESIGNATION. "With reference to Vhe resignation of the Bey. J.' T. Marriott, as Dean of jBathurst and Incumbent of Ail Saints' it is thought that no steps will be taken to appoint a successor until im mediately before or just after the Dean's departure. The elective body consists of the members of the Cathed ral Chapter and the Cathedral Council, hut no choice will be made until it re ceives the approval of the Bishop. The salary at present attached to the posi tion is £500 per annum, with residen tial quarters and retiring annuity of £175, hut whether it will be allowed to remain at this figure Ja a matter which haa yet to be decided. From the time of Dean Marriott's departure till the time of the arrival of his suc cessor, the duties of Dean will be car ried out by the Bishop.
Brevities. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
.Brigadier Vince who has been in charge of Bathurst province for some; time past and who is to control tin Auckland (i\r.Z.), provinco, waB fare? welled in the Batliurst Salvation Armj; barracks last night. Brigadier Veal, ni' Ballarat', is to come to Bathurst. i Air. Tom Stackpool, manager of the Nairabri branch of Wright Heatot| and Co., paid a flying visit to Orange[ yesterday to see his mother and rclaj. tives, and returned again last night | He had occasion to be present in Syd-S iiey on a court case, and canie "or hurriedly to Orange just for the day,! The vital statistics at Moloug hit! tlie quarter ending 31st December,? 1911, were as follow:—Births, maleil 12, females 23. total, 35; deaths, malts! G, females 6, total 12; marriages 7. I Joseph Thompson (56), and ox-co)4 stable, was sentenced to three months'!? goal for assaulting Constable, Maincke, in Hyde Park. • t Dr. Arthur, M.L.A., says if tlui worst came to the worst he would be prepared to cede to Germany a portion, o...
ORANGE COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
ORANGE COUNCiL . Tho fortnightly meeting of the Coun. cil of tho Municipality of Orange v, I be held to-night, when tho follow ing motions; on tho business paper will lie? decided: 1 The Mayor to move:— I That tho Finance Committee consi.j. der and report oil estimates prepaiv. in accordance with Section 142 (.1 the Local Ordinances made thereundn and recommended to tho Council tlu rates to be made and levied for the, current year, and whether on tho Un-' improved or Improved Capital Value of all rateable land in the Municipal lity. ' I 2. That the report of the Finance: Committtee on the estimate and rate for the current year, received at tlui meeting of (she Council bo adopted. 3. That an estimate be obtained of-: the cost ol' erecting 20 additional cattl« pens at tho Cattle Sale Yards, and ooa slu'uctiiig an extra race in tlie Sheep Yards.
LOSS OF A VALUABLE NECKLET. SYDNEY, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
LOSS OF A VALUABLE NECKLET. SYDNEY, Monday. A week ago Messrs. Hardy Bros., city jowellers, dispatched a parcel by ono of their employees containing a diamond necklet, valued at £300, to a lady customer, residing at Darling liursif. The employee left the packet 011 the seat of a tram car in William street, and it has not yet been found. Hardy Bros, have offered a, reward of £40 for its recovery. The lost arti cle was 30 inches long and contains 487 pearls.
AN OVERDUE BARQUE SAFE. SYDNEY, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
AN OVERDUE BARQUE SAFE. SYDNEY. Monday. The Underwriters' Association has I received a cable from tlio French bar que, "Admiral Courbot," bound from New York to Sydney, tliat she has put into Natal, over 1000 miles out of her course, . for repairs to her steering gear. Fears have been felt for the safety of the vessel, as she is already 123 days- out.
QUEENSLAND LAND SETTLEMENT. BRISBANE, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
! QUEENSLAND LAND SETTLE MENT. BRISBANE. Monday. The Lands Department returns for 1911 show 7,708,977 acres opened up, compared with 8,600.600 during the previous year. 6,261,719 acres were selected as against 5,819,713 during 1910. The land revenue was £813, 612, an increase of £90,000; and the timber revenue was £52.860 as against £86,603-in 1910.
IRON AND STEEL MOULDERS IMPATIENT. ADELAIDE, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
IRON AND STEEL MOULDERS IMPATIENT. ADELAIDE. Monday. Serious trouble is developing among the iron and steel moulders over the j personnel of the wages board, and the delay in ■ the determination. The Union insists that unless the award is ready for February 15th, it will take extreme measures. Tho employers are unanimous that the only solution of tho difficulty is through the Court of Industrial Appeal. I
THE SPEAKER AND MR. ROBINSON. A ROYAL COMMISSION APPOINTED. SYDNEY, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
THE SPEAKER AND MR. ROBINSON. A ROYAL COMMISSION APPOINTED. SYDNEY, Monday. Judge Backhouse has agreed. to _ act' as a Royal Commission to inquire into (a) the suspension by Mr. Speaker "Wil lis of Mr. Charles Robinson, a princi pal shorthand writer on the Parliamen | tary staff; (b) letters written by Mr. Robinson in connection with his sus pension, and (c) insurbordinaifion al leged to have been enacted by him. The first meeting of the Commission will be held at the Executive Council Chambers on "Wednesday next.
COONAMBLE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
COONAMBLE. 'Sob-Inspector Thom, of Walgett, is to receive a handsome gold watch and chain from his Coonambie friends. Advice frim Brisbane is that Mr. P. C. Tibbits, recently of Coonambie, took up duties there thia week as Assist ant-Engineer in the Queensland Hy draulic Engineer's Department. Mrs. W. Hoskins, of, Marran, near Mundooran, died at the Omrah private hospital, Darlinghurst, on. Tuesday morning, last. Deceased was about 45 years of age, and leaves no family. Sho was a daughter of Mr. P. Buokley, of Girrawa, near Cconabarrabran, and a sister of Mrs. W. Gillett, of West Coonamble. Deceased had been oper ated on a few days prior to her death, and her relatives were advised that she was progressing favorably after the operation, so the news of her death came as a great shock.
DUNEDOO. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
DUNEDOO. The rabbit trappers were up in| arms recently against a new "pay1 scale" introduced at Dunedoo freez ing works. Heretofore the prices oE rabbits were o^d and 2d per pair.; These prices were altered to 5d and' 3d. The trappers demurred at this, and threatened to strike unless they were paid the original rates. A meet ing was held at the works on Tues day last when Mr. E. J. Lowe (Chair-' man of Directors) met the men. A compromise was effected by the.com pany deciding to pay 4%d in all. It is understood that this rate will re-: main, for a month only. when the': whole matter will be dealt with at a meeting of the shareholders. The compromise was brought about solely; by the tact of Mr. Lowe. If the trap pers had in any way been obstinate^ and refused the prices offered the works would have to close. ' Arrangements have been practical-' ly completed for a Government ex periment plot of ten acres at Dunedoo, on the black soil flats of the Tal bragar river. The experiments wili...
WYALONG. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
WYALONG. A few days ago Mr. Albert Nielsen, of West Wyalong, whilst driving a harvester, on the farm, lost his power of speech. Coming into town he was informed by his medical adviser that unless he discontinued driving the 1 harvester the loss of speech would probably be permanent. We sincere- ; ly trust that the serious affliction will be only of short duration.
ARIAH PARK. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
ARIAH PARK. In the new year over 20 farms will charge hands in the Temora, Ariah Park, Beckom, Ardletlian, and Bar jtnedman districts. The prices paid average about £3 per acre above the > cost to the sellers, which means that 20 farmers will have made small for tunes in a very short time; and their successors will make good fortunes. I
PARKES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
PARKES. As an instance of the vast turnover in land tliat is at present taking place in Forbes and Parkes district, Messrs \V. J. Kelly and Co., of Parkes, re port that during the past twelve months they were successful in ne gotiating the transfer of 62,000 acres for £217,000, averaging £3/10 per acre. And many of the numerous other auctioneering firms in the two towns have done business on much the same extensive scale. The local railway station is at pre sent obtaining 3500 gallons of, water per day from Forbes, and an increase in consumption is anticipated as soon as the wheat traffic livens up. It is rumored that the Department intend making independent provision for water to supply local needs, but no definite information on this point is available. We congratulate Miss Tea Day, daughter of Mr. J. D. Day, manager of the Commercial Bank, Molong, and a native of Parkes, on successfully passing.90 out of a possible 100 marks in a recent London College musical examination and thus...
FORBES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 9 January 1912
FORBES. Recently we announced that Randal Vivian, only son of our esteemed Go vernment medical officer, had passed his examination at the university. In last week's "Government Gazette" his name appears as a duly qualified me dical practitioner. "Randal", as we all know him, is a Forbes native, and the first, we believe, who has qualified, and we join with his many friends in wishing him every success. Last Saturday evening, at the Van denberg Hotel, the employees of Wan dary Station presented Mr. Frank Dcwling with a gold albert and lock et as a token of their esteem and respect. Mr. Dowling has been man ager of the station for some years, and is leaving to join the well known local firm of W.. K. Garnsey, sen., stock and station agents. Mr. Dowling has a large amount of very useful ex perience and many friends, and we join with them in wishing him great success. i On the Showground on Monday last, Mr. William Lamont, of the Forbes Hotel, had a narrow escape from a serious injury. ...