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CHAMPION BAG SEWER. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
CHAMPION BAG SEWER,1^ Walla- Walla (Albury district) pats forth a champion sewer of bags in;:the person of Mr E. Paech, son of Mr H A Paech, of \Yalla Park. He has sown upfto 330 frags of wheat in a single day. His daily average is given at between 260 and 270 Ibags. For s'time days past he has been able to keep well in sewing alb the baiffl of wheat brought in by three har vesters working on a 10-bag crop.
SWAGMAN'S BRAVE ACTION. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
;SW1GMAN' S ;BR1¥B ACTION. On Thursday evening of last week Miss Doris Thorns was together with •two other girls, walking along the bank of the Maequarie Biver, in the vicinity of the pump house, at Nar ronaine, when she accidently fell into "the water which, at that spot is of •considerable deftth. Being unab|e to swim, the young lady would iitost certainly been drowned but for the timely assistance rendered by a swag in an who, while resting On the opposite side of the river, was at tracted By the criesfor help. Quick ly divesting himself of his superfki •oas clothing, he plunged into the river, and, swimming across, was successful in catching the drowning :gir], and although both went under a -couple of times, he was able to get her safely to the bank, though owing to it being almost "perpendicular at that spot he was unable to get her -out': Further assistance arrived, and a boat being obtained, a rescue was ■effected. It. is understood that the father of the girl instituted inq...
RICH OPAL DISCOVERY. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
RICH' OPALi DISGOYEEY. , Qseenslanders will be interested tolearn that in the extreme north : "west corner of Humboldt Gountry, Nevada, is a deposit of precious opal, which in point of area and variety of product as well as quality of the gem material, probably exceeds an}* «i mi 1 ar depu&it •. known.. ■ 0pals' b a ve •been found from time to time dur ing the- last twenty years by stock-" men, but the "first real gem stones -were found by. 'Dep' Hupp in 1912, - ou Virgin Creek,' about 30 - miles «outh west of Denio. The opal is . derived'from the decomposition of tho-foldsparc of volcanic ashes, and •occurs in po.ckets, streokes, bunches, , and as a replacement of stumps, trunks, and"branches of' tlie fallen forest. : Some of the opalised logs' are three feet in diameter and sixty % feet in length. The opals found in !■ Rupp's property alone include al J - most every variety known. The col r ors vary from : almostjet black fv through red; green, indigo, orange to almost col...
BIG WHEAT CROP [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
BIG WHEAT CROP, At their Warranderry propertj'-, near Goolagong, Messrs Jones Bros, last year had 7000 acres under wheat but the return was only 5000 bag's.. This year they puttke same area under wheat again, and this is the largest single*- area under wheat in the Canowindra disirict.. Very good returns were received from 1500 acres, which were cut for ha}7-. From . the balance of their property they expect 55,000 bags of wheat from 5,500 acres, or an average of 10 bags per acre. At the first advance of 7/6 per bag this wheat will bring in the tidy little cheque of £25,000. It would be an eye-opener to some of our G-ilgandra farmers to see this little plot.
FARMERS' LIGHT HORSE. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
FARMERS' LIGHT HORSE Dubbo " Dispatch " reports : " Tn . connection with the suggestion made by Mr. W. F. McMaua~mey at the committee meeting of: the Dabbo P.. ■ A. and &lt;H. Association, that a com mittee should be formed among dis trict farmers—who may tlieiu selves b^ unable to go to tne war.—'to.., supervise the farms of other's who are prepared to make the sacrifice, Mr. F. Mack, president of the Associa tion-,,.has written to the Sydney press recommending the scheme to other agricultural, societies. Mr. &lt;ih suggests that all those..-'ffo enlist under the scheme be drafted into a separate battalion to be called the Farmers'Light Horse. Although the response from the farming centres has been fairly satisfactory since the harvest, from.the nature of the re plies to the war census appeal in the^ various centres where information has been published, it appears that many farmers o*f military age are holding back, as they Believe they are rendering en equally patr...
WHEAT IN MOLONG. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
WHE AT IN MOLONG. Wheai^-is^ponringxiafco the I^olbng station vin such quantities that the railway officials are unable to stack it all, but the agents are sefe.ng to it. Every day the quantity of wheat de livered at the yards is increasing. Five thousand bags were delivered /on Thursday, and the agents expect to receive upwards of 10,000 bags a day before long. Thejr; are fully equipped to receive such an amount of wheat, and handle it expeditiously, the installation of an engine and plant to facilitate stacking being 'a great convenience.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
LOST. A Collie puppy dog, about eight months old. Lost on Monday night. Finder rewarded on returning to A. S. CARROLL. WANTED GIRL as GENERAL HELP. Apply MRS. S. W. GRIPPS, Care of" Union JBank, Gilgandra. BAND BENEFIT ICisicily 0iven by fir H. Oibsosi To Liquidate the balance of debt owing on Band Instruments Monday,' F@b^. 21st A rlNE PICTURE PROGRAMME Usual Priccs C. E. ROSS, Secretary AUSTRALIAN HALL, GILGANDRA POSITIVELY ONE NIGHT ONLY. Steele Rudd's Australian Comedy Play -WODR SELECTION' Played by the BERT ill LEY DRAMATIC' CGY. Direct from the Theatre Royal, Sydney. . ■ The residents of the district must thoroughly understand that the full and original company will appear inGilgandra Prices—4s, 3s, and 2s. Box Plan at Millers'. No extra charge for Booking One thousand laughs to the acre Direction—Bert Bailey Dramatic Co Julius Grant, Managing Director - BIG CLEARING SALE At "Long View," near Bearbong Wecines., Fefey. 9th Commencing at 11 a.m. sharp .riBBITS'.&'"SO'NS...
MOONLIGHT'S GAOLER LINK WITH BUSHRANGING DAYS. HAD A DROP ON THUNDERBOLT. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
LINK WITH BUSHRANGlfe ; DAYS. : ' .. y HAD A DROP ON THUNDER* ; BOLT. The sixties were stirring- times in !New Soath'Wales anil Victoria. The voice of the old fossicker, now al most an extinct species, was heard in the land, and bewhiskered, redshirt ed bushrangers laid in.wait for him in lonely gullies, past which the coach track wound on its way to the nearest town.- Jn those days a police man often had a life that was not all beer and cold pie. He was at times called upon to take a ride through the bush on' the box seat of a coach, which, besides two or three - shivering passengers, also carried a .few boxes of gold. His chance of getting a couple of ounces of lead from an old-fashioned, Jong-barrelled revolver was a trifle better thau the present-day constable's likelihood of drawing a prize in Tattersall's sweep. "I thought we were in for a little potting practice the day I saw Thun_ , derbolt riding along the mountain side, about 150 yards from the coach," declared ex-Gaol Gov...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
m &lt; -N H M.M&h To FaFM-SFS ' : ..&, •*Vv :.tf'V '^1" iff Are receivers nielli ii l^i gap ' ;,.■: ■ V SMITH.'BROS. Phone 13 Teams isn^ded by Pearce Hearne -• • Whea M.McI&lt;eod&Co. . Are-Receiving Wheat as • At Giigantfra Mills or any Siding convenient to Farmer ■ Heseiving agents for Government Guaranteed Wheat frbm-New--Land General Carrying Business ; a. organ , • Desires, to inform the residents of Gilgandra and district that he has commence business in Gilgandra as GENERAL CARRIER. ' All kinds of carrying business transacted under personal supervision. Furniture and General Merchandise removed to any locality. JBL Trial Solicited. To Graziers. Heavy Conditioned Earthy, Dusty Wools, are very difficult to sell, whilst attrac tive lines of SCOUREDS are in keen demand and sold up to 29^d per lb at the late Brisbane sales. Make the most of your clip that has been damaged by drought by having it scoured by The Dufebo Wool Scouring Works. Per...
TROOPER C. HANNAM. SEND-OFF AT APPLE-TREE FLAT. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
TROOPER C. MNNAM." send-off at apple-tkt^-—-->&lt;t flat. ;• f • A large crowd assembled at the residence of Mrs. J_. E. Heclger, Apple Tree Flat, on Thursday evening last, to say good-bye to Trooper Charlie Han nana, who was on final leave prior to ier.ring for the front?? Visit ors were- -present from Gijgaiidra,. Mundoorau. Boybean and Bearboi-ig. Dancing was indulged in till day light to music supplied by Dan Mc Carthy, T. Fenton, R. Gardiner, J. Sullivan, and W. Syphers. Mr. A. McEwen acted as M.C. During the; • evening Mr. J. Sullivan presented Trooper Haimam ' with a > wristlet watch, donated by the residents, and a " housewife," kindly donated by .Mrs.. Buckley, of Gilgandra. On be- ; half of Mrs. 0. McDonald, the de- | parting soldier also received a leather pocket wallet, and ou behalf of Mrs. S. L. Bryan, Gilgandra, a Balaclava - cap. In making the presentations, Mr. Sullivan said he had known their guest since boyhood, and had never known him to be guilty o...
DOUBLE EARED WHEAT [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
DOUBJjM bared .wheat Mr. Fischer, a farmer near Combau ing, Temora district, ha3 discovered ■wlvat he considers a unique variety of whelit. A couple of seasons ago he was walking through his crop looking for smut, when his attention was ar rested by what he described as dou ble eared svheat, each stem having two distinct eyes. There was only a very small patch, and he picked tba lot and kept it for seed, planting it next year in aiv experimental plot. He was, however, .unfortunate in this scheme, as at about the time the grain was ready to garner a stray | cow got into the plot and ate a larga quantity of the grain. The remain ing wheat was carefully guarded, and as a result of this 3?ear's crop, which still carries the two heads, he expects to have sufficient quantity of grain to sow a couple of acres.
FELL DOWN A WELL. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
FELIi DOWN A WELL. On Thursday last a boy, about years of age, son of Mr. and Mrs, M, Byrnes, fell down a well at the homestead of Mr, A. P. Ray nor, of Bulga, Gilgandra. The boy's father is in Mr. Rayuor's employ. It ap pears that the boy went, to draw water, and by some means slipped down with the bucket, falling about 45 feet. His brother, who ^thought he heard a noise, rushed to the well side, and saw the victim of the acci i dent down below, hanging on to the rope. He wound him up part of the way, and then help came from men at a saw-raill close by, when, he was hauled to t.'ie top. Mr. Rayner, ac companied by the boy's father, hur riedly brought the victim into Gil gandra, where ho was admitted to Dr. Peefc's hospital, suffering fr,pm severe injuries and shock. It was a most miraculous escape from death. On inquiring at the hospital on Thnrs'dav, we learnt that .young Byrnes is niaking, splendid progress towards recover}'.
MOLONEY DISCOURSES ON DISCONTENT. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
'(Contributed by P. Kelly). ..-Lv" a-. 'r -"" ■. ( OS Moloney has been me mate for some considtheruble time walkin' aboat the couni liry acjceptih'hospit ality with indifference and at th& same time refusin work for various raisins^ I never met the man that ever saw Moloney do any work ; bat, he must be a great grafter jadgin by the wages he refuses. Ask any far mer between here and Coonarable or~ from here to Dubbo, whether he has ever come up to Moloney's demands in the way of wages and he will ad mit that he could never howld out sufficent inducement to him to accept work. Gilligan calls^Moloney a peripat etic philosopher, and so he is. Com in' along the road to Gilgandra yes ; terday afther^ he had partaken of j lunch through the good offices of a local farmer, he lit his pipe and lanin' his "back against the farmer's fence eloquently sphoke as follows — ' The farmers of Australia are a selfish and dissatisfied race. Look to your right hand,' he obsei ved addres sing 3'o...
QUALIFYING CERTIFICATES [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
QUALIFYING CERTIFICATES — —* At the examination for Qualifying Certificates held ou 12fch November last the following pupils-of the dis trict schools were successfal: Gilgandra Public School-—Mabel Barwick, Eileen Cosier, Una Ellis, Nellie Holswich, Beatrice Marsh, Ivy Pemble, Ruby Tyrell, Dorrie Willis, JEtichard Blaekall, John Parslow, Gordon Nelson Sfc Joseph's Convent," Gilgandra— Mona Foley, Beatrice Hickejv Mollie Hitcheu, Geraldine McDonough, Eric Hickey, Martin O'Brien Eamnngerie-—Patiicia F. McHngh William W. McRae Kickabil—Ralph Edwards.
SERVING AT THE FRONT [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
^ SERYING- 'AT THE FRONT The following is a list of those who have gone on active service. Anyone knowing of others not on this list would greatly oblige us if they would send any names that are.omitted, as :only by this means can a complete list be compiled : W. Alston R. Aldritt J. Aldritt S. Attwood Charles Baker W. J. Baker B. Baxter John Berry Andrew Berry Thos Berry S. Bennett H. Baxter Leslie Baen V. Bogie F. Brooks P. Byrnes R. Biggs J. Broad Bert. Brown D, Blo'wes H. Bolder —■ Bolder F. Bullard H. Buckley C. Beasley F. Brophy M. Buckley' C. Marchant J. McNabb A. Mills W. Moore E. Morris S. McPherson V. Meers C. Meers C. Munro, Gular R. Munro, Gular John Macnamara McAnally B. Molt B. Mortimer T. Morrison • S. Mead L. Mill, Gular J. Mill, Gular Walt. McGill, Gular J. McGill, Gular ^ W. McGill, Gular S. McDermott W. McNab C. J. Mooney, Gular J. Maher John Morris F. Maynard Val. Blowes, Gular Roy Marchant F. Brophy J. Blenkensopp D. Balderstori H.Carroll A. Crago D. Cheatham • ...
HOW OUR OFFICERS ARE MOTHERED. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 4 February 1916
, ^ HOW OUR OFFICERS ARE .# 4 ■ . 'MOTHERED. A nice old gentleman, of my acquaintance, who is not in the, War 'Office, complained to _ me the other day tha^g$tar: young officers being mothered, or, as heiput i^ 1' grandmother ed to within an inch of their lives," by that iri^* stitution, and that" it was very hard for them, indeed- ;> v When our Reggie came home on three daystjy > leave, after five months in the trenches, I asked > him about it, and although he had little time to spare and the subject was a sore one with him, I gathered that there was some truth in . the rumor. Our particular Reggie has had the good for tune to come through without a scratch up to date. (Touch wood!) And I may tell you that we were very glad, indeed, to. see him. Reggie's life lias been saved at the front in numerous ways. On one occasion, his "non com-' pulled him out of the way of an explod ing hand grenade, which, however, he assured, me he had seen quite easily for himself and v(?as on ...