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PERSONAL. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
PERSONAL. We regret to report the illness of Mrs Cannon, Senr., of North Hill, who has reached an advanced age. The news of her illness has brought eight stalwart sons to her bedside. Mr M. H. Cannon, of "Karyrie," who was in Orange when the news of his mother's condition reached liini, returned to Forbes at once, Mr G. Thornton driving him through, in his car. Mrs Cannon is the mother of nineteen children. Mr Cecil H. Roberts, who has been with the firm of Messrs Edward Weaver and Co. for some time, is, we hear, leaving Forbes at an early date, but his friends here will be pleased to know that he will probably settle in a town very close adjoining, and thus they will not lose sight of him. Alderman M. Lee is off to Sydney for a holiday, the first he has had for the last sixteen years he has been in business as a general storekeeper in Forbes. Mr Josepli Murphy, proprietor of. The Vandenberg, is at present, Ave regret to say, an inmate of a private hospital at Parkes, suffering from...
DOGS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
DOGS. The dignity of the police court was somewhat disturbed on Tuesday by the attempt of the police court orderly to eject an over-faithful dog, who persisted in sticking to his mas- j ter, and who didn't pay that awful deference to the law which modern conditions demand. At first it was a mild altercation, in which only the policeman and the dog were implicated. Later on it became a riot, and the Bench was forced to take' notice. Mostly, the Bench puts on a far-away vision, and doesn't notice such trifles as a fight between a policeman and a dog, but on this occasion the rout was so noisy that the evidence could not be heard, and, through the din, the P.M. was heard to inquire whether the owner of the dog could not be found. The (fog won, and remained in court.
AN INTERESTING RELIC. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
INTERESTING RELIC. A relic of historical value and interest is possessed by Mrs S. Leybon, "Borondarra," Parkes Road. It is in the shape of the tusks of a walrus shot by Sir John Franklin on one of his voyages. The tusks are engraved with a representation of "Burns and his Highland Mary." The acquisition of the relic is quite a little story. Mrs Leybon's people were living near Pentridge, where infamous Colonel Price was in charge. Price's cruelties were of such a nature that the convicts rose upon him, and killed him with their shovels. Price was married to a niece of Sir John Franklin, the marriage having taken place when the famous explorer was Governor of TasnTania. On the Colonel's death, his effects were sold, and amongst them were this pair of walrus tusks, which were bought by Mr Leybon, and handed down to his daughter, who holds them as a most cherished relic, and would not part with them under any consideration.
SUNSET EFFECT. WITH QUITE A JOVIAN ASPECT. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
SUNSET EFFEGT. WITH QUITE A JOVIAN ASPECT. Nonstable Jus. C. Jenklnson observed on Monday, the 5th instant, a beautiful and unique effect on the setting sun, between 6.45 p.m. and 7 p.m., caused by the upper portion of the atmosphere being heavily charged with smoke, which probably came from the South Australian aiul-^k£\x=req-\ torian bush fires raging there.'ivlHft caused the sun to assume at firswt bright red color, which gradually deepened to a very dark red, till*it eventually became invisible altogether. At the same time there were several layers of very narrow cirro\x=req-\ strata clouds, perfectly horizontal, and parallel to each other, and so close to each other that two, and sometimes three, extended right across the sun's disc at the same time as it passed behind them, and gave a most remarkable reproduction on a large scale of Jupiter and his belts (save the sun's color, of course), and at times also small particles and wisps of cloud appearing with them made it more tha...
CRICKET. FOURTH TEST MATCH. Melbourne, 1.30 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
CRICKET. FOURTH TEST MATCH. Melbourne, 1.30 p.m. The wicket for the fourth test match is slightly impaired, but the weather to-day is line. England won the toss, and sent. Australia in. Scores:—- v &lt; . Australia.^First Jnnings;.. Kelleway, c Hearne, b Woolley 29 Hordern, b Barnes . . . . ...... 19 Sundries .. .... ....... 5 Two. wickets •• for • 53 The following team has been selected to represent the ! office boys against the Forbes Cadets, on Saturday, 10th inst.r at 2 p.m. sharp,..on. cricket ground:—S: West, H. M'Dade, «M. Lyiichy P. Cusack, C. Shirvington, ,H. Elliott, R. Dixon, C. Hunter, C. Madden, S. Cassam, J. Mar.tin, B. King (12). . The Cadets will be represented\x=req-\ by—!-C-- Weaver. A. Loxiey, C. Elliott, J. Martin. G. White, J. Leyne (caii\x=req-\ tain), W. Stone, ,T. Hunter; F. Murphy, A. Hunt, E. Miller, S. Corbett (12). . " • - The Englishmen easily defeated Victoria. The winners scored 467 and 43 for 2 wickots, while Victoria made 195 and 314. The out...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
Foot Wear oth e New Year We are now offering a Host of .Good Values in MEN'S, WOMEN'S, and CHILDREN'S FOOTWEAR for tlie New fear Season. If you want Style and Comfort, you will need a Pair of Our Boots and Shoes. If you want to give a present to a friend, a pair would be sure to please. uADIES' GLACE DERBY SHOES, 7/G, 8/11, 10/6. MEN'S BOOTS AND SHOES, 10/6, 12/G, 15/-. ' T. Si MCD ADR, Street" ! No. 991.—9ct. Gold Fancy Broochi with Heart Drop\x=req-\ 5/6. No. 982.—Stat. Gold Fancy Bar and Circle Brooch, with Garnet in Centre, 6/-, No. 985.—9ct. Gold Bar and Heart Floral Brooch, 5/-. Jewellery PRICE LIST, Post Fiee on request. _ No. 971.—9ct. Gold and Heart Brooch, 4/9. POSTAGE EXTRA. No. 990.—9ct. Gold Bar and Circlc Brooch, set Garnet Centre, 5/~. No WU.—9ct. Gold Bar and Heart Brooch, set with Garnet Drop, 5/6. No. 988.—9ct. Cioia Bar and Bird 9ct. Gold Brooch, Brooch, with Amethyst, Turquoise set Pearls and Peri* or Garnet Drop, 9/6. dots, 17/6. No. 978.—9ct, Go d Bar and Heart...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
F. W. GAGGSH, LEADING COACH BUILDER, 1 LACHLAN STREET, FORBES. Awarded at the Royal Agricultural Society of N.S.W., Sydney, Show, 1911— 1st Prize Tray Buggy. Special Prize Best Four-wheeled Vehicle. . Gold Medal (the only gold medal awarded) for Champion Light Vehicle at the exhibition. This distinction has never before been won by a coachbuilder in the west
CHAPTER IX. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
CHAPTER IX; John Tregarthan r.-as the 'second son of a Cornish farmer. As a boy he had shown-that unfitness for prac-. tical affairs which is often mistaken for: genius. If his father had been, like most of his kind, a Wesleyan, John would probably have, been trained for the ministry. As priesthood in the Established Church was out of the question for want of means, he was found a clerkship in the local bank, the assumption being that banking was less practical, but needed more brains, than farming. In a subordinate position, with easy hours, John was quite happy. So long as his work was mechanical, he did it well, and he had plenty of time for reading, writing verses, collecting wild flowers, and playing the flute. In reality, he wanted nothing more, and if he had remained a bachelor he would, have lived and died, without even the desire to rise to a responsible post in his profession. He was moved automatically from branch to branch, with periodical increases of salary, and at the...
OUR SERIAL STORY. WHEN A WOMAN WOOS. CHAPTER VIII (Continued). [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
OUR SERIAL STOEY. WHEN fi WOMAN WOOS. CHAPTER VIII (Continued). : , Meanwhile, he saw 110 reason xo ■ deny himself a pleasant companion\x=req-\ ■ ship. He made her free of his entertaining rooms, so to speak, and in order to explain her threatened intrusion into the privacies, he said ' that she was an interesting type. She was an example of the transition stage between the uneducated " and the educated classes. There must be any number of such examples nowadays, he thought, both male and female, though he had ' never encountered one before, and he did some solemn theorising about the probable effect on the next generation. Thinking about her in this way suggested a safe turn to a situation that, falling between the only two tolerable solutions, was bound to be dangerous. . Since he couldn't make her his mistress, and didn't want to' make her his wife, cojaldn't he repay her generous response to his momentary weakness, and at the same, time please himself, by! helping her on .in sel...
BROOK'S PICTURES TO-NIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
BROOK'S PICTURES TO-NIGHT. Mr F. II. Brook is a man of enterprise and a man of his word. The public of Forbes have generously acknowledged the real worth of the pictures he has been showing in the town hall each Wednesday night, and the measure of their support has been such that he is catering for a further extension of it by making the performance bi-weekly—on Wednesday and Friday nights, commencing to-night. Herein Mr Brook proves himself a man of enterprise. He has easily shown himself a man of his word, by carrying out his promise made at the outset, ■viz., that if support were forthcoming he would provide a show as good as to be found in or out of Sydney. He advertises to-night's programme in another part of this issue, and judging from what we hear there is a treat in store for patrons. At last Wednesday night's performance there was a good audience, who were rewarded with over 7000 feet of very fine films. Last 1 Wednesday night the pictures were very favorably received by a...
"EULOMO" SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
"EULOMO" SALE. Messrs W. K. Garnsey, Senr., report having held a highly successful sale at "Eulomo" on Wednesday, on account Messrs P. Dunn and Sons, who have dissolved partnership. There was a very large and representative attendance of buyers, and the sale resulted .in a complete clearance at very satisfactory prices. Sheep sold up to 11/6 for fat ewes, hoggets tojS/1. cows to £4/5/-, draught horses 35 to £50/10/- (given for a mare and foal), an unbroken 2\x=req-\ year-old Ally realising £38. Light horses sold extremely well, a pair o£ chestnut ponies,, rising 2 and 3 years, respectively, sold for £26, and a creamy pony? 131 hands, brought £17/15/-. The ' machinery, furniture, plant, and sundries also realised top prices right through. t
"PINNACLE" CLEARING SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
"PINNACLE" CLEARING SALE. Mr Claude A. Archer, . Grenfell, and the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Co., Sydney, in conjunction, advertise in this issue details of a clearing sale at the recently sold "Pinnacle" estate, midway 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. Intending buyers of the live stock may inspect at any time prior to the sale on notice to the manager. See advertisement for details, and further information and catalogues may be had from the auctioneers.
WELLINGTON HORSE SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
WELLINGTON HORSE SALE. Messrs Bedford, Taylor, and Weston, Ltd., are holding: their big special horse sale at Wellington on the 27th, 28th, and 29th February, when 500 superior horses will be brought under the hammer. These agents have established a wonderful horse market at Wellington, and . being in touch with all the big southern buyers, always command good prices. Owners who have not already booked their horses for this special sale are requested to do so at the earliest opportunity. Tne auctioneers will be pleased to secure trucks, and make all arrangements on hearing from vendors.
AN UNLUCKY TANK. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
" AN UNLUCKY TANK. A huge 3000-gallon iron tank, which is now at Mr \V. E. Harrison's plumbing works, Rankin-street, for repairs, has liad an unlucky career. It is the property of. Jema\x=req-\ long station, and when .first taken out there almost at once met with a mishap. " In the midst of a furious storm, the tank was lifted up, bumped on to a stump, and then carried away, and deposited in the water. It was brought into town, made .is good as new by Mr Harrison, and despatched once more to Jemalong. This time it was being put into position on top of a 30 feet stand. Willing arms had drawn it to the level of "the stand, and it was just being got into1 final position when one of the main ropes broke, and the fall of Humpty Dumpty was as nothing compared with the fan of that tank. Once again the tank is in hospital, and Mr Harrison scratches his head reflectively when surveying the task before him.
COUNCIL STRIKES THE RATES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
COUNCIL STRIKES THE RATES. The Council struck the rates on Tuesday, viz., 4d in the £ general rate on the unimproved capital value of all ratable land within the municipality, a water I'ate of 2d in the £ on the unimproved capital value of all land within 250 yards of any water main, and a street lighting rate of Id in the £ on land within 20 chains of a gas lamp.
500 HORSES AT CANOWINDRA. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
500 HORSES AT CANOWINDRA. Messrs Lavercom'ot; and Moore and J. S. Leeds and Co., in conjunction, advertise that they will- yard 500 head of horses at Canowindra on February 15, 16, and 17. - The yarding will include several choice consignments of draught colts and fillies (unbroken), draught mares and geldings, saddle and harness horses, ponies, etc. See advertisement this issue.
SPITTING ON THE FOOTPATH. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
SPITTING ON THE FOOTPATH. The Municipal Council struck a warning note two or three weeks ago when it refreshed the painting of notices prohibiting spitting on the footpath. Of course no one who will expectorate on the footpath can expect to rate as a gentleman, but then there are others who don't care, and the by-law is for them. But at Tuesday's meeting of the Council the Mayor made it known that the time had arrived to clear decks for action. - . He had had a long conversation with Sub-Inspector Nolan, who said his officers would act when he was notified by the Council. "There is an old saying," said the Mayor, "that it's no use holding a revolver to a man's head if you don t pull the trigger, and as we have had notices posted up the public have now had fair warning." It was time now to pull the trigger.
RATE DEFAULTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
RATE DEFAULTERS. The Municipal Council lias been in some instances driven to the drastic step of cutting off the water supply and gas supply of householders who are remiss in paying up their rates, and the Council has hitherto been at the expense of the necessary plumber's work to effect .this, and also for reconnecting the pipes when the rates have been paid. At the Council meeting on Tuesday, the Mayor moved, and Alderman Hunter seconded, that a charge of 3/- be made for cutting off and turning on, so as to recoup the Council for , its outlay. The motion was carried, so defaulting ratepayers will have to look out.
STOCK CROSSINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 9 February 1912
STOCK CROSSINGS. The following crossings of stock over the Forbes town common are reported by Mr T. Webb, the common ranger:—January 28—1500 sheep from Jumble Springs to Boyd, Stitt Bros, owners, Hobart in charge. January 29—280 sheep, Parkes to Dab rida, Barry owner, Cade in charge. January 30—300 sheep, Yamma to Flemington, Doyle owner, in charge. February 1—600 sheep, Grawlin to Bogan Road, Beckett owner. Speck in charge. February 2—800 sheep, Eugowra to Mickey Plains, Cannon owner, Athens in charge; 300 sheep, Walla Wallah to Flemington, Hall owner, Nicolas in charge; 1200 sheep, Parkes to Riverslie, Rawlins owner, Best in charge. February 3—800 sheep, trucking yards to Carrawobbity, Triggs owner, Watts in charge. February 6—300 sheep, Glen Yarra to Flemington, Strickland owner, P. Strickland in charge; 500 sheep, Green Hill to Parkes, M'Carty owner, Chapman in charge.