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HALLSVILLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
HALLSVILLE. (Prom our CorresponclGnt.) In recording a retrospective view or the past 1910 year in this district, records were easily broken. Ushered in with one of tha highest floods ever experienced here, it did an almost incalculable amount o£ damage to lucerne land, standing ' crops, sheds, houses, bridges, in fact all description ot property within flood mark. Followed in October by yet another record, consisting of one of the most disastrous frosts known hero within the memory of that much mal igned person, the oldest inhabitant, which killed fully 75 per cent, of the wheat crops of this district other than that situated on the uplands; ateo vineyards, tobacco, ! pumpkins, melons, and early corn and po tatoes. What made the loss of the wheat crop so poignant was that, previous to the frost, it looked magnificent, the early wheat particularly gave promise of record yields. Dairying has proved "one of the best assets here, where mixed farming is carried on, the past season being ...
WERRIS CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
WERRIS CREEK. (Fi;om our Correspondent). ftituato on tho Great Northern Railway, [ 257 milesfrom Sydney, and at the junction of the North-Western branch line to Nar rabri, is tho locality. claiirins tho rather pe culiar name, "Werris Creek." Tho snrrou id ings arc; comprised of undulating, fertile, mid sit present, verdant areas, separated by a few I low ridges, of good Brazing qualities, and hills, which, running and south, on the western and eastern boundaries form ranges, although disconnected at tho northern and soutlu;rn# boundaries, thereby offering easy facilities for tho entrance of tho rail way line, which liasses more or less midway | between the ranges spoken of. Tho -land I therein enclosed is subdivided into areas for settlement, those concerned gaining a live j lihood by moans of agriculture, dairying, and ! grazing, separately or by a combination of two or all tlireo systems, a tribute to tho meteorological conditions and the productiv i ity of the soil about this nei...
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
CRICKET. - The''rnatcli between Victoria and New South Wales concluded on Melbourne Crick et Ground on Wednesday, the latter winning by 193. The New South Wales men, in their first innings, made 331, the principal scorers being Bardsley (124), Trumper (52), and Macartney (43). The second innings yielded 382 (Trumper 142. Barbour 82). Vic toria's first essay totalled 252 (Kortlang 58,'Laver 42). The total in the second in nings was 2G8, the chief scorers being Kyle and Matthews, 50 each. The second test match between South Africa and . Australia .commences at Mel bourne to-day (Saturday?. •
BILLIARDS. [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
' BIliL'tARDS. A big' dinner was recently tendered Geo, Gray and London pressmen at Sampson's, London,' by- Mr. Warnford Davis (Crystalatti Ball Co.), at which most of the London critics and J. P.'Mannock were present. Xu proposing the Grays' health, Mr. C. S. Cab-* (president London Press Club) Recalled the fact that when thirty years ago he came into Fleet-street, English people were en thusing over another Australian—P. It. Spof fortli,, the "demon bowler." To-day it wan, George Gray' who was upholding the pres tige or the young Commonwealth across the seas, and he hoped that their visitor would have good health to continue his wonder ful performances. In liia usual modest terms Gray responded to the good wishes expressed by the people who recorded his doing to millions of readers.
ROWING. [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
ROWING. Pino weather and smooth water prevailed for the race on the Wanganui Elver, N.Z., between Harry Pearce and Webb, the ex champion of the world, on Monday last. Tlio toss for positions was won by Poarco. who selected the most sheltered part of the course. Both men started away at a fast pace. "When half-a-mile had been cover ed, Pearce was leading, but in the next half mile Webb caught his opponent, and gradu ally forged ahead. Sprinting to the mile and n half Pearce slowly overhauled Webb, ana once he got in front, again, anu'remaln &lt;\d there, despite several line attempts by Webb to catch up. The ox-champion of the world made n grand final offoi t, and got within 30 yards of Pearce. But that waij ::0 yards oil the winning post; and recogufsw ing the hopelessness of his task, Watb :-/:9 K j stopped. Pearce Unislieil with two lengths u> spare. Tbe time being 21min. Gsec.
TENNIS. [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
TENNIS. At the tennis tonrnament in Sydney on Monday, Bathurst forfeited to Armidnle. In the country singles, Todd (Trundle) beat Johnstone (Armidnlel, G-3, 7-5; Taylor (Dubbo) boat Teague (Armidnle), G-2, G-3: Finlayson (Armidnle) beat K. Bloomfleld (Trundle), 7-S, -1-6. G-3. On Tuesday, in the singles championship (semi-final stag.e) IT. Gibbs (Younur) defeated .1. R. Flnlayson (Armidnle), C-4. G-2. In the district compe tition. Wagga was severely handled by Ar mitlale, who won 4S games'to 10. The same team was also too good for Katoomba, by r>-39 to 3-32. while Goulburn No. 2 only suc ceeded in winning in games against Armi dnle, who tool; -IS. Individual results:—Ar midnle v. Goulburn No. 2: Barton and John stone v. M'Ateoi* and Fnrner, 15-0, 6-1; same v. Koss and Poidevin. G-2. G-:i; Flnlnyson and Teague v. Ross and Poidevin, G-l, G-3; same v. Fumer and M'Ateer. G-0, G-0. Ar midale, S sets 4S games; Goulburn , 10 sanies.—Armldale v. Wagga: Barton and Johnstone v. Wlllinns an...
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
RIFLE SHOOTING. The annual prize flieeting of the New England Ride Association was held at Ar midale on Monday. Tuesday, and Wednes day last. There were a number of Tarn worth competitors. The meeting is un doubtedly the most successful the associa tion has vol promoted. Last year, which till now Constituted u record, there were 12:&lt; competitors. This year there were just on "00. The only drawback was the insuf liciency of target accommodation, which ne cessitated the meeting being prolonged a day more than advertised. Next year, however, the association hope to have this deficiency fully rectified by the addition of some half dozen target:;. The prize money totalled £27;", being an increase of £f>0 on the previous year. "The T.vso." S shots at 200 yards, was won by Res. Blanch, of Tenter field. with a score of 30. The first prize wns £2/10. With a score of 37. Res. G. S. Benson, of Tamworth. secured a prize of 10/. "The Baugar." S shots at iiOO yards, was won by Res. ...
CORRESPONDENCE. [We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents.] MR. LEVIEN'S VOTE ON THE CENSURE MOTION. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
CORRESPONDENCE. [We do not necessarily endorse the opinions of our correspondents.] MR. LEVIEN'S VOTE ON THE CENSURE MOTION*. To ill* Editor. Sir,—I have heard a good deal of comment on Mr. Levien's vote on the Censure Alo tion. A good.many of his supporters say he should have voted with the Liberal party. For myself, I-think he was perfectly right in voting the way he did. I think the Labor Party have a "perfect right to have a fair and impartial trial. There are good and brainy men in the ranks of the Labor Party, and now is their opportunity of showing tlheir ability- Somrt of the Labor candidates' said on the hustings at the last elections that the Liberal Government was no good, and if the Labor Party got into power they would make it better for all classes of the community. Now if the country flourishes better under the (guidance'of the Labor Government, than it did under the Liberal Government, the people will haw nothing to complain about. Th° Labor Party stepped iuto a bed ...
NEWCASTLE FAT STOCK SALES. Hawkins, Ltd. (successors to Waddell and Co.) report:— [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
xKWf.ASTLE FAT STOCK SALES. Hawkins, Ltd. (successors to \yaddell and Co.) reportt— • .. „ ' , _ I>Vit, Cattle.—Fair supplies forward, uom • petition was restricted lor tlio heavyweights, and -prices lower, whilst prinio young and liclit and realers sold very well at Inst week's ' lii^h rates. •W15 «oW:—13. It. "Wliito's bullocks tb .03; O'Ni'iU's steer.q £'6/18; yearling stce.r.s £'.IJ2 In £'1/10; realers £2/0; A, Campbell's cows 1/i JM/12; Knight's steers to £(>, cows £r>/ VS. .vwirjins heifers £'i/18, veaJers to £2/14; Ifol/intijhe's coivs to ij 1, voalers £2/17-, year linn heifers iM.'IO. Pat fflioop.- - GOO panned. _ Prima sold at about lato rates, whilst medium sorts were hard to quit at reduced rates. Wo sold:—Gray's crossbred houyei.s 11/ff, merino ewes 10/, small lambs 7/:i; I,. Uon nmsbred no^tretx [)/11, lambs 7/8; j£''-jill'a crowbrodir .0/8, merino ewes 0/0, l.inibs 'i'o; Moxlum's Light ewoa 5/3, small] lambs 5/3. . D\xvmbev CS, li'10. '
SPORTING NOTES. CYCLING. [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
SPORTING NOTES. CYC UNO. Frank P.ir(les is :i 111:111 who possesses great. love for i.he bicycle, lie lias per formed many long journey.s 011 the wheel and lias met with exciting adventures. Oil one 01" hi* trip?, two or three years ago, Birtles put in a day at Tamworth. Birtles' latest trip is a ride from Perth to Sydney in which he knocked a couple of days off the previous record. The time occupied was about ->7 days. The viot'»rv if Harry Kershaw, of Tam worth, at Quirindi on .Monday was a popu lar one. A carnival was held at Newcastle on Monday night. The five miles' scratch race was won by A. .7. Davies (Victoria). C. Dick son (Sydney.i, being second, and C. Wilson (Newcastle), third. The Endeavor llandi. cap. fhreequnrters of a mile, went lo \V. Howell (Sydney), second position being filled by K. Duncan (Newcastle), and third by A. A. Troy.
COURSING. The following dates for coursing meetings during 1911 have been allotted:— [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
COURSING. The follow ing dates for coursing meetings during lull have been allotted: — April ■">, Gunnedah; April 17, Tamworth; —, Armidale. May Gunnedali; .May 10, Arraidale; May 24, Tamworth. .Tunc Armidale; .Tune 7, Gnnnedah; .Tune l-I, Tamworth. July Tamworth; .Tulv 12, Armidale; .Tulv 12, Gunnedah. August 2, Armidale; August 2, Gunnedali; August !l and 10, Tamworth. September C, Armidale; September 13, Tamworth. The "Referee" says that there appears to be a fairly general opinion that there will be a shortage of running dogs in New South Wales this coming season—in the metropli tan area, at all events.' This will be ac counted for by the heavy losses amongst the saplings last year from distemper. On the other hand, it appears to be generally believed that hares will be available in large numbers.
BOXING. [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
BOXING. Bill}' McCall and .Timm.v Russell fto- J gether) were among my visitors yesterday j (says a writer in Wednesday's "Referee"). Billy looks wonderfully well, and as hard as nails; he intends leaving for Gunnedah next Friday. He meets Mick "Williams at the norHi-western town on Monday. Ill Sydney on Monday night last a fight took place between Billy Papke, the world's middle-weight champion, and the Austra lian boxer, Dave Smith. The contest lasted ten rounds. The report of the battle states thnt. during this round Papke, while crouch ed, swung his right to the lower regions of Smith's stomach. The Australian dropped to the 1loor, convulsively agitated. There was a scene of wild excitement. Eventually the referee pointing, to Smith, who still lay on liis back, proclaimed him the winner. The decision was received by a great burst of applause, with which the welkin fairly rang. Everybody seemed satisfied that a foul .had been committed. The doctors stated that Smith was undoubted...
QUIRINDI. [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
QUiRTNDI. On Christmas morning-, about 1.30 o'clock, at Whittaker's old 8aw .mill buildings, between Carr's grocery "establish ment .and Tanner's livery stables,, tho place being burnt to the ground, ■ A ■ swagman who was sleeping on the premises, has not yet bqen traced. . . Miss Annie . Mackay,' matron of Warialda nMit'i'i,?: TT !i^Pen appointed matron.' of Quirinai Hospital. ' ,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
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WALCHA. [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
WALCHA. mirMi.iT, \Falt£5% manager of the Com mercial Banking Company of Sydney, Limi ted, jvalclia branch; has received notice of f'3 removal on promotion to the branch of that bank at George-street West. During Mr. Maltby's residence at Walcha, for up wards of 16 years, he has taken an active interest in matters pertaining to the welfare of the town and district.
Untold Gold. £19,000,000 IN TWO FORTUNES[?] [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
Untold Gold, £19,000,000 IN TWO FORTUNiff; The fortunes of the two multi-millionaires, Mr. Charles Morrison niul Air. Alfred Beit, amount to nearly £19,01)0,000. Mr. Morri son's estate, which was valued provisionally at £6,(5(iG,Glj6/13/4, has now teen resworn at £10,93(5,600/13/4. Mr. Beit's fortune, provisionally valued at £lvUlX),000, is now put at £8,049,616. Mr. Morrison's is probably tho largost for tuuo of which anyone in j'lnglaiid lias had absolute disposal.' though the amount that passed on the death of the late Duke 'of Westminster, including grea'.t estates of which ho was tenant Vov life, was probably inoro" than £14,000,000. Mr. Morrison, who died m May last year at his home, Basildon Park, near Reading, at tho ago of ninety-one, inhei itL>(V.C^,000,000 from his father, the head of the l&lt;'oro-street Warehouse (Drapery) Company in 1807, and gradually ieicroased his fortune by careful investment in the city. By liis- will, which was published shortly after ...
Expensive Toys. [Newspaper Article] — The Tamworth Daily Observer — 31 December 1910
Expensive Toys. At no season of tho year is the inanufac- i turo of toys of all Kinds more iiusjuv 111 1'™" ^ress than during tile tnrco luontzis that pr's-1 uiKle tiie great siutnum^ season oi Christmas time, and aci interesting account of tnese I litisy weens of preparation ujrtd of their I varied results is ViVen ill Tho December •• Windsor .Magasine,'' accompanied by many striking photographs of Dliis. great industry. In the course of' tile article vliu writer savs: "To such a state of pertoeiioii have modern toys not, that one hesitates. as to where to draw tile line between tx.yys and miniature f.;'ientitie and mefhunieal models. «Mr. Par ser. tne toy manager at UAmaKe's great Hoi Ijorn shop, has collector each year for Christ inas a greater assnrtiuent of "toys than any one in the world, and. lie has manv remark able instances oi the marvels of toyhmd of t«-day. Iv.u'U year an especially claborato toy, worth tive liunured pounds, is set up in the middle of the crowded showroo...