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Armidale happenings in Nov. 1913.

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Freeman’s Journal (Sydney, NSW), Thursday 20 November 1913

ARMIDALE NOTES.

(From Our Correspondent.)

A meeting of the Catholic Federation was held in the schoolroom on Sunday, one of the vice-presidents (Mr. W. Hiscox) was in the chair. The question of urging the desirability of legislation to prevent children being out at night unless in the care of parents or guardians was discussed at length, and ultimately a resolution favourable to action being taken in this direction was carried. The question of nightly drills for cadets being minimised or abolished was also discussed, and a motion in favour of the opinion of the executive and other branches being obtained was carried. Messrs. Henry and Guest were deputed to collect further information on the question. It was also decided to establish a library, and a committee is to be appointed at next meeting to carry out same.

Hon. W. A. Holman, State Premier, delivered an address on Friday evening to a crowded hall. The Mayor presided, and a number of questions were asked. Mr. Eather, the Labour candidate, also spoke.

The jubilee celebrations of the municipality eventuate next Sunday, when a religious thanksgiving service will be held in all the churches, and on Monday a monster procession and sports will be held.

The orchardists in this district have suffered through the new disease, thrip, which has attacked especially apples and peaches. The cherry crops are likely to be prolific.

During the week the Cathedral has been largely attended by worshippers doing the mission, under the guidance of the Redemptorist Fathers, Rev. Fathers Brown and Murray.

One of our oldest and largest landholders passed away last week in the person of Mr. Francis Mulligan, of Cooney Creek, a native of Co. Down, Ireland. It is worthy of note that the late Mr. Mulligan took up a selection as soon as Robertson’s Land Act of 1861 passed, and he held the same land at the time of his demise.

Most of the small sheds have finished shearing. So far the sales locally have been very satisfactory, 15d a pound for wool in the grease being realised. The big sheds have not yet cut out. An excellent clip is expected all round, and prosperity smiles on the district.

The Jockey Club has been compelled to abandon its meeting next week owing to lack of horses. The prize money is either too large or there are too many small grass-fed race meetings throughout the northern district.

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