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HOLD YOUR NOSE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
HOLD YOUR NOSE. Boarders at a local hotel were startled in the early morning of a day this week by the agitated de meanour of one of their number whom, usually, it is difficult to dis turb. "There's a dead man in that end room!" he gasped; "I know the smell!" During the night the girls had been almost stifled by the odour which permeated the whole establish ment with a 40-horse power perfume, and drove all the mosquitoes iuto 'tie' next block. The landlord was turned out. and produced the key of the room, which, when opened, was found to contain a bag of exceeding ly ripe pigeons shot at Elwyn At kin's big pigeon shoot . on Friday last, and which the lodger had for gotten.
OPENING OF A NEW GARAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
OPENING OF A NEW GARAGE. Messrs Summers and Peppercorn's new motor garage, in Hankin-street, is to be officially opened this.evening, at 7 p.m., after which a large number of guests .will sit', down to dinner at the Vandenberg Hotel, at 8.15 p.nr."' Besides invited guests, all motorists are welcome, and cars will on this occasion be stored free of charge.
"GRENOBLE" CLEARING SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
"GRENOBLE" CLEARING SALE. Attention is directed to the ex tensive clearing sale at "Grenoble," Bena, advertised by Mr W. H. Davies, land and stock salesman, West Wya long, This sale is under, instruc tions from-Mr William Ridley, Junr., who has leased the property to his sons, and the sale is an absolute one. Full details will, be found in our auction sales columns, .from which.it will be seen that the whole of the stock and plant are to be disposed of, comprising horses, cattle, machinery, and household furniture. The sale is set down for Thursday, 15 th Feb ruary, at "Grenoble."
500 HORSES AT CANOWINDRA. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
500 HORSES AT CANOWINDRA. Messrs Lavercombe and Moore .and J. S. Leeds and Co., in conjunction, advertise that they will yard 500 head of horses at Canowindra on Feb ruary 15, 16, and 17. The yarding will include several choice consign ments of draught colts and fillies (unbroken), draught mares and geld ings, saddle and harness horses, ponies, etc. See advertisement this issue.
"MAFEKING" CLEARING SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
"MAFEKING" CLEARING SALE. Messrs Edward Weaver and Coy. advertise a clearing-out sale, account Mr Hugh Gilmartin, who lias sold his "Mafeking" property, 22 miles from Forbes, on the Back Marsden Road. The horses include five draught mares, two of them in foal to Prince ol' Albion, and one of them with foal at foot. There is a varied lot of machinery, besides furniture, etc. The sale is set down for Monday, 19tli in stant, on the ground, "Mafeking."
"PINNACLE" CLEARING SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
"PINNACLE" CLEARING Mr Claude A. Archer, Greiifell, and"~the New Zealand Loan and Mer cantile Agency Co., Sydney, in con junction,, advertise in this issue de tails of a clearing sale at the re cently. sold "Pinnacle"^ estate, mid way between "Grenfell and Forbes. This is an important and attractive sale, .and bound to attract a lot of attention. There are some 8000 sheep, including some very good lots, cattle, horses, farming machinery, station plant, and produce. Intend ing buyers of the live stock may in spect at any time prior to the sale on notice to the manager. See ad vertisement for details, and further information and catalogues mgj be had from the auctioneers.
BROOK'S PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
BROOK'S PICTURES. Large as have been the audiences tliat liave attended Brook's moving pictures at the Town Hall every Wed nesday evening, that of Wednesday last exceeded any up to date. These weekly shows have now become an established Institution in the town, not only because of their excellence, but partly because Mr Frank H. Brook has kept his promise to make, the quality fit the audience. "If they patronise me," said lie, wfien he started this season, "I'll guarantee to give the public the best'that can' be procured." That he "made good" last Wednesday every one in the audience who saw the magnifi cent films reeled off will admit. That the pictures were appreciated, and that the choice of subjects was popu lar, is demonstrated by the fact that, despite a sweltering atmosphere, the interest never lagged. As usual, Mr Brook shows in Parkes next Tuesday, and in Forbes on Wednesday.
MINING MEM. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
MINING MEM. Mr J. S. Sanderson's cyanldeJ works at the Lachlan mine, Calarle, have been shut down, and it is said that Mr Sanderson will proceed to Platina to manage the lease recently applied for by a Forbes syndicate, but against which an objection has been lodged by a southern company, which claims an option of the lease granted by Bors Brothers, the previ ous lessees.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
FORBES RACECOURSE. WEDNESDAY, 20th MARCH Registered. A.J.C., . W.D.R.A., sind N.S-W. Trotting Ciub. HIBERNIAN FLYING HANDICAP, 12 sovs.; 6 furlongs. .Nomina tion, 7/6. TRIAL STAKES (Handicap.) ,.8 sovs.; G furlongs. Nomination, 5/-. ST. PATRICK'S DAY HANDICAP, 20 sovs.r I mile. Nomination, S/-; acceptance, 4/-. HANDICAP TROT, 8 sovs.; H miles. Nomination, 8/.-. PUBLICANS' PURSE • (Welter), 10 sovs;. 7 furlongs. Nomination, G/-. ERIN'S ISLE HANDICAP, 10 sovs; C furlongs. Nomination, 6-/-. r" ; Nominations for Hibernian, ' Fly ing, St. Patrick's Day Handicap, and -Handicap Trot close TUESDAY, 'March 14, at'S p.m. ' Night of General Entry, MONDAY, March 18, at S p.m. Pocket^programmes posted on ap plication. ANNUAL BALI NIGHT OF RACES. DOUBLE TICKETS, G/6. E. A. O'LOUGHLIN, Secertary. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5. THE FAMOUS Cleaver Family The Most Clever and Versatile Com pany Touring. 10—STAR PERFORMERS—10. MISS VONDA CLEAVER, Clever So prano; plays cornet and violin; never fails to charm the ...
PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
PRODUCE MARKET. All lilies of forage met good sales at the auction at the Sydney railway produce markets yesterday, when a moderate attendance of buyers caused competition to b fairly brisk. Wheaten clmff held tlie main posi tion. Although best'.qualities fell short" of Wednesday's rates by a penny, other lots of lesser quality had better sale. Prime realised from 5/&lt;l to 5/9, and good from 4/6 to 5/2. Oaten chaff was more plentiful^'aud realised, better values than were ob tained on the previous day. Prime moved ofl.atfrom 5/- to 5/4, .good from 4/ to 4/9, and inferior at 3/8. Buyers showed their want for lu cerne chaff .when, they offered 5/6 and 5/S for two truckloads. Lucerne dust was purchased at the exception ally high price of 6/4. One truck of rye straw commanded-5/3 per cwt.
RIFLE SHOOTING. MAJOR M'DONNELL COMPETITION. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
RIFLE SHOOTING. MAJOR M'DONNELL COMPETI TION. The conditions for the competition for the Major M'Donnell match rifle, and for trophies presented by Messrs A. J. Baldock and Jos. Murphy, are two shoots at 200 yards and 300 yards, two shoots at 500 and 600 yards, and two shoots at 300 and 600 yards, the best four out of these six shoots to count as an aggregate. The handicap limit for the shoots at 200 and 300 yards, and for those at 500 and 600 yards is 66, and ,the handi cap limit for'-the shoot over 300 and 600 yards is 65. -The first of the two shoots, at 200 and 300 yards has been completed, and on Wednesday last the Wednes day portion of'the first shoot over 500 and 600 yards took place with the following results. It will be ob served that Constable J. Jenkinson made a total of 65, and as his handi cap was 2 at each range,, his total, with handicap would be 69, but the handicap limit is 66, and so that is all that he will be credited with. At. the 500 yards range, he scored the ...
NYRANG CREEK SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
NYRANG CREEK SPORTS. A big gathering of people assem bled at Nyrang Creelc on Anniversary Day,, for the purpose of witnessing the events set down for decision. Canowindra and Eugowra were well represented, and the sports commit tee left nothing undone to make the day a pleasant one for everybody. Results:— Sheaf Pitching.—J. Lockell, 20ft., 1; T. Wilcox, 2. High Jump.—W. Goodacre, 5 ft. 3in. . 100 Yards Foot Race.—P. Cijsack, Throwing,at-Witftfet.—T. _ •Srrftonhole Competition.—J. Lock ett. Putting the Weight (161bs>.-*-J. Cusack, 31ft. Sin. The Flag Race on Bicycles proved the best event of the day. After dead-heating twice with E. Lockett, T. Hough, of Eugowra, eventually won the race on the third attempt. A dance was held in the hall at night, and, as usual, proved a bum per success, and combined with the results of the sports, the hall com mittee should feel well pleased at the monetary result, which will con siderably lessen the debt on the building. "
POPULAR ASTRONOMY. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
POPULAR ASTRONOMY, LECTURE BY ME WRAGG-E. Forbes lias been on the qui vive for the past week or two in antici pation of a visit from Mr Clement Wragge, who may with truth he said to occupy a foremost position amongst the world's meteorologists, and whose popular lectures through out Australia, illustrated as they are by rare slides, are so eagerly looked forward to. Astronomy is such a vast subject that it is not an easy matter to make it interesting to all; only the thoughtful and intellectual fully appreciate a lecture on the sub ject, and, unhappily, the majority are not both intellectual and thoughtful, and there is unfortun ately in this generation a tendency towards the burlesque play, the taw dry novelette, "what's the matter with father?" and "The bloodstained pirate of the Spanish main." But Mr Wragge handles his stupendous subject so lightly and airily, and spices it with touches of delicious humour that you feel at the end of the lecture that you have been un consciously ...
District News EUGOWRA. BICYCLE RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
District News EUGOWRA. (By Our Special Representative). BICYCLE RACES. As encouragement to its members, the local cycle club ran a handicap race off on the local ground on Wed nesday afternoon last, the 24th Insi., distance 1J miles. A fair crowd witnessed the racing, and although it was limited to eight riders, the contests were evenly and keenly con tested. The results are as follows: First heat.—T. Hough, 10yds, 1; E. Greenhalgh, 40yds, 2. Other starters: W. Kennerson, scr.; A. Mar lin, 110yds. Second heat.—J. Bottom, 35yds, 1; E. Gillett, 100yds, 2. Other starters: S. Harrison, 30yds; J. Hamilton,ul30 yds. Final.—T. Hough (£1/1/- gold medal), 1; E. Greenhalgh (10/6 sil-. ver medal), 2; E. Gillett (5/- tro phy), 3. .. For fastest time trophy, a half mile sprint was arranged, and result ed in T. Hough, 1; S. Harrison, 2; W. Kennerson, 3. A challenge was subsequently Is sued by S. Harrison to T. Hough, win ner of the handicap race, for a con test over the same distance, riders to s...
GOONIGAL. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
GOONIGAL. (Fran Our Own Correspondent). The weather continues hot and dry. There was only 40 points of rain re gistered for the month of January in this district. Mr M'Innis, the Hilton school tea cher, has purchased a motor bicycle while away on his holidays. On Anniversary night, the many friends of the Proctor family gave them a farewell party. Messrs Gan non and Culgnn supplied the music, and dancing- cortinned until after midnight, when light refreshments were partaken of, and after wishing Mr and Mrs Proctor and their family a happy and prosperous time in their new home at Burrenjuck, the pleas ant entertainment came to a conclu sion.
BENA. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
BENA. (From Our Own Correspondent). I Intended to give a detailed ac count of the opening of Billy's Look out Hall; but having only meagre particulars, my report will be some what curtailed. The day was occupied with a cric ket match between Bena and Look out clubs. Bena lads were vic torious by an innings and 3 runs. A. Ridley was perhaps the hero of the day. For Bena he scored 5 6 out of a total of 114, and also captured 6 wickets for 25 runs. This young fellow, who is 17 years of age, gives promise of developing into a very fine athlete. Hall, 4 for 2G, was also successful with the ball for Bena. The Lookouters put together 31 and SO. Sports were also held during the day. Of course, the kiddies were very much in evidence with their footracing, etc.; but the adults were also provided with some amusement. Results are as follows:— Bicycle Race, 2 miles.—W. Beas ley, scratch, 1; Izard, 160 yards, 2. Footrace, 100 yards,—A. Ridley, 12yds, 1; M. Hall, scratch, 2. Throwing at Wicket.—J....
GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
GENERAL. A pleasant musical evening was celebrated at the Club Hotel on Thursday, 25.th inst., when the oc casion was taken by those present to I extend to Miss Rvmer congratulations ' at her having attained to another marked event In life, and wishing her every prosperity and much pleasure in the future years. We have pleasure In reporting, through Mr J. Sheehy, auctioneer and commission agent, of Eugowra, the following saTes of district properties, sold recently l>y him at highly satis factory prices, viz.:—On account of Mr E. Goodsell, his High Parle pro perty, of 3112 acres, to Messrs H. P. Halloran and Cc., of Sydney; on ac count Mr P. W. Berger, of Mel bourne (in conjuction with Messrs E. Weaver and Co., of Forbes), 1061 acres ot his North East Ooma pro perty, to Mr V. T. Ridley, of Meadow banlc, also several town blocks on ac count of various owners, at satisfac tory prices. Through the prospect of railway construction to Eugowra in the near future, quite a stir has been i...
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 2 February 1912
CRICKET. The return match between Goola gon g and Trajere was played on-the latter's wicket on Saturday last, and resulted in Goolagong suffering a do feat by an innings, and - 20 ' runs. Goolagong, who were represented by a weak team, batted poorly, mainly through the bowling of S. Myring and D, Herbert. Trajere notched 75 in their innings, Proctor and Beath do ing good work with the ball for the visitors. The best batting for Tra jere was shown by E. Ditton in a neatly compiled and chanceless in nings of 25 not out. The other batsmen were patchy. Trajere fielded splendidly, the work of W. Marsh and E. Ditton (who disposed of W. Proctor by a fine catch) being most noticeable. The scores were: Goolagong.—First Innings. N. Proctor, b S. Myring 6 B. O'Reilly, c V. M'Millan, b Boyd 3 H. Stack, b Myring 0; V. Hodge, not . . V. Hodge, run out .3 R. Beath, c and b D. Herbert .. 13 W. Proctor, b Myring . .v. ... 2 J. Heydon, b Herbert ....... 2 V. Ridley, b Herbert .... .; ... 6 F. Potter,...