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GRUESOME BUSH TRAGEDY. Melbourne, Friday.. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
GRUESOME BUSH TRAGEDY. Melbourne, Friday.. A gruesome'" tragedy has been .discovered on a farm at Woorngag, Victoria. The bodies of Samuel James Walker, 55, and his son Joseph ,24, Iwere found in a slab and bark hut, lying dead. Bo.th were in their night clothes. The father was lying 011 his, back; with a large gunshot wound in the chest. There was a wound-on'the'young man's throat, also one on .the head, part of the skull having been blown right off. The elder man's hand rested near a double-barrelled gun , with the muzzle on the chest, and pointing towards the side of his head, behind the ear. : ' «" The deaths apparently occurred a week ago. ' • The police theory is that the;father ■ was shot through the chest while" lying asleep, in bed. The son then apparently attempted suicide by cutting his throat, but failed in the attempt, and then shot himself.. When found lie was clasping the gun in his hand. • So far, no ' motive for the crime has been ascertained.
District News EUGOWRA. MOCK TRIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
District News EUGOWRA. (From Our Representative). "mock trial. The "mock trial" in connection with the local Debating Society was on Tuesday, 6th inst., listened to by a fair audience, and in every way was an unualified success. The specific charge laid down was "stealing clothes from a clothes line." Mr L, Kirby ably fulfilled the position of judge, Mr C. J. Hazelton (Crown Prosecutor), Mr R. W. T. .Loftiis (barrister for the defence), Mr J. Niven (accused), Messi-s J. W. Messner and R. Telford (constables), while Messrs A. J. Ashcroft, E. Greenhalgh (laundry women), E. Vitnell, T. Hickey, C. Kingsley, M. O'Dea, and R. Webster arrayed themselves as witnesses for the respective sides. From begin-ning to end the piece was brimful of mirth, and reflected great credit on those participating, considering it was purely of an impromptu character. Needless to say, contradictions were rife, and much perjury committed, and in summing up the-judge, failing to form any conception as to which v...
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
RIFLE SHOOTING. A highly popular and creditable win was secured by the local boys against Bumbury riflemen on Saturday last. The match took .place at Bumbury, and the aggregate total is a record for the local club, and we doubt if it is not also a record for the State for a club shoot under similar conditions.. The shooting all round was splendid, and Eugowra may well feel pleased with' their'per\x=req-\ formance, for individuallx they shot remarkably well. The local boys speak highly of the hospitality shown them by Bumbury and their many lady friends, and the" kind treatment received more than counteracted the many disadvantages in negotiating the long and tedious journey. Appended are the scores— EUGOWRA. 200 500 GOO. T'l A. Hadiield . . ... 34 31 34 . 99 N. G. M'Millan 34 32\x=req-\ 31 . 97. F. Banham .... 34 33 30 97 G. Iffland .... . 31, 32 32 95 y. E. M'Millan 35 28 32 95 A. M.' Telford . ... 33 32 28 93 D. J. Herbert . . . 31 32 ■ 29 92 Roy M'Millan 33 32 26 91 W. W. Myring ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
Forbes Freezing Works The above Works; are NOW REOPENED after the' Christmas Vacation, and the Company are prepared to receive stock for treatment on owners' account : ' Same terms and conditions as last year; V 7 . c. E. SIDDALL, Manager. CORRESPONDENTS WANTED. 'The Advocate' wants correspondents in every part of the district. Persons willing to act are invited to communicate with us at once. WANTED. A Strong Boy. Apply at once. E. W. VENABLES, ' Motor Garage, Forbes. WANTED. ' WANTED for Our Oilice, YOUNG MAN (outside work). Must have some experience of Agency Business, and used' to country life. Preference given to applicants with knowledge of F.orbes and Parkes Districts. Apply, 'with references,, stating salary required, to EDWARD WEA'ViER & CO., . Stock and Property Agents, Forbes.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
MISS BARTER, Teacher of the Piano. Work Resumed February 19th. PRESBYTERIAN SERVICES. SERVICES FOR FEBRUARY. February lStli.— Forbes, 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.; Bedgei-abong, 3 p.m. February 25th;'-—Forces, 11 a.m. and S p.m.-—Daroobalgie, 3.15 p.m. ' ■■■■>■ METHODIST CHURCH. .SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1912. Forbes, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.—Mr Al\x=req-\ ■ lez; 7.30 p.m.-J-Rev. . A. W. Parton. : Daroobalgie; 3.15 p.7n.—Mr Allez. • Meadow. Bank, 11 ,a.m.—Rev.-A. W. Parton. CHURCH COF ENGLAND. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY JS, 1912. ^ Forbes. (Harvest Festival), 11 a.m., 7.30 p.m.; Bareenong, 3 p.m.— Rev. T. D. Dunstan. Eugowra, 2.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.— Rev. Carus Caton. ORANGE JOCKEY CLUB, ANNUAL RACE MEETING. MARCH 1 and 2. £510—PRIZE MONEY—£510. Double.—Town Plate £75, Orange Cup £1.00. Entries for New market Handicap, Town Plate, and Orange Cup close Wednesday, 21st February; - all other nominations Wednesday, 2Stli February. ' . W. LAMROCK, Secretary. PRELIMINARY NOTICE. THE ANNUAL CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW, In ai...
A THLETIC ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
A THLRTin A 8ROP.IATfOM At the last committee meeting of the above, held at the Post Office Hotel, Messrs Y. M'Millan, L. Mal\x=req-\ lick, and A. Minter were elected committeemen. ,'.v Handicappers for Footraces.— Messrs J. It. Greenhalgli and J. C. Herbert. Stewards for Footraces.—Messrs G. H. Vitnell and Jas. Greenhalgli. Handicappers for Local Bicycle iEveiits.—Messrs L#rKirby and 11. W. T. Loftus. Stewards for Cycle Events.— Messrs J. W. Mossner and C. Kingsley. " ■■ ' . Lap Checker.—Mr F. Cabot. Minor .Events;—Messrs F. Flnlny, and Jas. Irvine. Big improvements are in course of erection on the association's- ground for the forthcoming sports on the 28tli inst., and there'is every indication of a big gathering to witness the events. Besides the big Forbes contingent, visitors are coining from all the surrounding places, and granted the weather is favorable, the occasion should mark an unprecedented success in the annals of sport "in Eu gowra.
JOCKEY CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
.IOCKEY CLUB. A committee meeting of the Eu\x=req-\ gowra Jockey Club was held on Fri? day, 9th inst. Present: Mr J. R. Greenhalgh (chair), Messrs P. Col\x=req-\ lits, L. Laneyrie, W. Marsh, O. Shine, K. Gillett, I-I. Jones, J. Maher, W. Greenhalgh, W. Ii-vine, J. E. Lovett, and W. Kerr (lion; secretary). • It was decided to form a half-mile trotting ring, and the following programme, which includes two trotting events, was approved of for the i ^nnual meeting on April 3rd, 1912: Opening Handicap, 10 sovs., dis- i tance 6 furlongs. . - ! 81 Handicap Trot, 10 sovs., distance f mile. Qualified horses to register; limin. 5sec., or better. 1. Trial Handicap, 5 sovs; distance, 6 furlongs. Eugowra Jockey Club Handicap, of 15 sovs; distance, 1 mile. Handicap Trot, of 15 sovs; distance. 11 miles. Horses to register 2min. 55sec., or better. Hack Race, of &lt;£8; distance, G l'urlongs. Forced Handicap, of £ 5; distance, 7 furlongs. «' .
RIFLE CLUB MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
RIFLE CLUB MEETING. A meeting of tlie committee of tlie Rifle .Club was held on Monday, 12th Inst.' 'V-.'.'5'. A reply was" received from Cudal, accepting challenge for a match on 17th inst., conditions being 200, 500, and 600 yards, and the' following team was selected for the occasion, viz., Messrs ; N. G. M'Millan; V. M'Millan, Roy M'Millan, F. Banham, B. S. Myring, W. W. Myring, G. Iff\x=req-\ land, A. Hadfield, D. Herbert, and II. Woolley. Emergencies: IT. Thorn\x=req-\ croft and J. Attenborough. It was decided to-cliallenge Parkes for a match on March 3rd next, conditions being 200, 500, and 600 yds. The club donated a:. 5-guInea Cup for competition bet\veen the . surrounding teams. Conditions governing same will be drawn up in a few days, and forwarded to'all surrounding clubs. v ,
BOGAN GATE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
BOGAN GATE. (Prom Our Own Correspondent). A large crowd of young people assembled in Tolliurst's hall on Tuesday night, the 13th instant, the occasion being a farewell social and -'presentation to the Misses Thompson, who are leaving for their ne'w home at Strathfleld on Thursday. ■ Excellent music was provided by Mr it. Heaton. About 25 couples graced the floor, and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. v During the evening Miss Thompson was the recipient of a handsome silver backed .hand, mirror, and Miss B... Thompson received a pretty gold ' brooch as a mark of the esteem' in which they are held by the young girls of Bogan Gate and district' • ■ Several vocal items were rendered,: and much appreciated by the','Com\x=req-\ pany. At midnight,a sumptuous, repast was partaken of, after; which the assemblage joined hands, and sang Auldi Lang Sync. • We all join in wishing Mr, Mrs, and the Misses Thompson a long and prosperous career in their new home; a sentiment which is voiced by everyone...
GUNNING. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
GUNNING. (.From Our Own Correspondent). ' ;Rain is badly needed here just now, several farmers having to abandon their ploughing operations. Tb!e grass is drying up sonsiderably, the past few weeks leaving their mark, but with -an occasional shower, should manage to hang out for a couple of months. ' Messrs W. K. Garnsey, Senr., *•?of Forbes, held a very successful clearing-out sale on Wednesday last, on account of Messrs P. Dunn and Sons, of "Eulomo," the property lately purchased by Mr J. Rogerson, of Con dobolin. Bidders were brisk, all lines being keenly competed for. The draught.horses offered were of a very superior quality, and-realised some, good prices. The popular auctioneers carried out the sale in their usual successful and businesslike manner. The new owner of the "Eu\x=req-\ flomo" property is expected to take up his residence at an early date. The Forbes cricket competition was advanced another step on Saturday, when the South Forbes cricketer^ journeyed here to meet ...
GENERAL. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
GENERAL." Next Saturday the Goonigal cricketers will test their skill against; Trajere;;on the latter's wicket. Tra\x=req-\ 'j ere will not be represented by their best team; so a keen game should be the result. - Mr Vic. Messner, late teacher of Galway School, informs us he is laboring under many disadvantages in his new home at Mungery. The school, which is a new one, is situated 21 miles from Peak Hill, and 26 miles from Narromine, while the nearest railway siding is Wyanga, 13 miles distant. He is in touch with the Bogan River, a non-running stream, upon which weirs are constructed at intervals for miles, and inhabitants placed in possesion of a fair supply of water. He expects shortly to get a removal to a more favorable locality.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
MANSON'S. THE DRAPERY SPE- /\x=req-\ CIAUSTS. HAVE ADVICES OF AUTUMN SHIPMENTS, TIMED TO ARRIVE ABOUT THE 1st PROX\x=req-\ IMO.* A new postal regulation, shortly to come into force, will prevent people having letters addressed to them care of «'post office"for a longer period than six months—that is, if there is ii letter carrier! and the person addressed lives within the carrying: radius. Under -the redistribution scheme, eight electorates will disappear, they and their representatives being:,— Sherbrook (J. H. C. Hunt), Fyrmont' (J. M'Neill), Deniliquin (H. ,T. F. Peters), The Clyde (\V. •Millard)', Wynyard (R. T. Donaldson), Quean\x=req-\ beyan (J. J. Cusack);, Blayney (G. S. Beoby), and the Darling (J. C. Mee\x=req-\ han)*, or Cobar.
FORBES MUNICIPAL COUNCIL ORDINARY MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
FORBES MUNICIPAL COUNCIL ORDINARY MEETING. The usual fortnightly meeting of "the Forbes Municipal Council was held in the Council Chambers on Tuesday evening., Present: -The, Mayor (Alderman J. Edwards),-and Aldermen A. Marrin, .1. J. Patterson, A. Sam, F. Gaggin, W. Hunter, and Dr. Delohery. ""''1 Is:WARD CORRESPONDENCE. From the Attorney-General, enclosing application- froni S. J; Lawson for., remission of fine-imposed at the' Forbes Police Court.on 23rd January, for keeping . unclean , stables on kis premises at the Federal Hotel, •Forbes;' The fine .imposed was . £5, with £1/7/- costs. Attached was a letter written by Mr Lawson to .Mr .1. Lynch, M.L.A. • for Ashburnham, asking his .assistance in obtaining re\x=req-\ mission.—Referred to the " Finance Committee. From the Under-Se.c., forwarding list of amendments in the Local Go-v - vernment>. Amending Bill.—Deferred till next meeting, the letter to be open for perusal meanwhile. From the Masonic Lodge'Laclilan, Forbes, asking...
WIFE DESERTION. A PITIABLE CASE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
WIFE DESERTION. A PITIABLE CASE. On Tuesday at the police court/ Emma frfary Jones proceeded against her husband for wife desertion, on the grounds that he. had driven her from his home. ■ Mr D. J-.: Moloney for .complainant. The case presented some sad features. " - ' \ Complainant deposed- that she was the wife of I-Ienry Jones, of Eugowra, to whom she had been married for 23 years, and bore him nine children, seven of whom are living, and two" dead. Two of the.childrenaged 5 and 3 years respectively were dependent 'on her. . She - was- at present worlcing at Carrawobbity, as cook for Mr Patterson, and had been there 3 weeks.. About a month ago she and her husband had had a quarrel; he had been drinking heavily; and she went to Mrs Mansell's place, a neigh\x=req-\ bour. When' defendant left the. house, she'nvent back, and stripped all day. She next saw him at 9,o'clock in the .evening, when he was lying on a, stretcher on the verandah drunk; she tried to enter the house, but he wo...
FORBES DISTRICT SCHOOL. FURTHER SUCCESSES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
FORBES DISTRICT SCHOOL. ' , I FURTHER SUCCESSES. The Forbes District School has again reached high water mark in the success of its pupils at examination. We recently chronicled the success of seven out of eight candidates for probationary students, and this success' has now been . followed up ; by further successes in tlie intermediate, examination.'Followingr-Js the/list of successful local candidates, who will how further pursue, their studies in the schools mentioned:— Boys.-^-I-ied\x=req-\ jey. Atkins (High School); Roy Pugs\x=req-\ ley (High School); Hilton M'Dowell,\x=req-\ David Gibbons, Percy Danby, Arthur Cawse, Walter Cawse, Bertie Black, Alf. Booth, John Patterson, Will. Biggs, Alan Wicks, William Lynch, Mafeking Gunn, Hallam • Donaghey, Charles Ford, lloy Pepper, .lames Parker, Daniel Jones, and Humphrey Lorlting (^District School). Girls.— Bessie Heritage (High School); Mollie Hunter, Maud -Smallpage, Ua Bray; Kuoy Bray, Amy ivivuacie, Winnie Barker, Minnie Hegarfey, l...
BICYCLE ROAD RACE. WIN FOR WHITE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
BICYCLE ROAD RACE. WIN FOR WHITE. A' bicycle live-mile road race took place on Wednesday afternoon, under the auspices of the Forbes"Bicycle. Club,'starting, from, the monument in Lachlan-street, and , turning at a' point 21. miles out' on the . Bogan Gate road, and finishing at the starting point. The prize was a half crown sweep. The following were handicapped by Mr Will. Johnson:—E. Noclc, W. Booth,, and G. Fuller, 2niin. 60sec.; B. Potter, Imin.20sec. ;■••• James Wat-: son and T. Hand, Imin.'lSsec.; A. Bray, Imin:'. lOsec.; ■ T. Gurrey..:and F.' G. White,.'.Imin.; T: B.. Bourke, 25sec.; Av,iA.llison, 15sec. . i E. Johnson, lOsec.; H. G. Bray and F. H. Brook scratch. There were eight- starters, and F. G. White won easily at the. finish; in 13min. 35sec. He was followed home by Bourke and Currey in the places, the other starters being Watson, Hand, the two Brays, and Fuller.
HELPING THE FRUITGROWER. FIGHTING THE PARASITE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 16 February 1912
HELPING THE FRUIT\x=req-\ GROWER. FIGHTING THE PARASITE. Fruitgrowers are looking towards the commodious freezing chambers of the Forbes Freezing Company to enable them to light the parasitic middleman in Sydney. A. local fruit grower the other day sold pears at 4/G the case. A few days afterwards Sydney market:, prices were 14/- or 15/-. "Sunnyside," ,Mr Gaymard's orchard and vineyard, recently had 25 cases of peaches in the . freeing rooms at Daroobalgie for: a fortnight,' and on M.oiulay, Mr, Seri\x=req-\ sier, Mr- Gaymard's manager, went out- to repack and shift them. The freezing room, provided charges' are satisfactory to both sides, is the solution of the trouble with Sydney agents; who rig tlie market. . 'So completely has this been recognised\x=req-\ in Victoria, that the Government has spent £ 300,000 in freezing-chambers for the fruitgrowers. Peaches are a most difficult'fruit to test Avith, and so.the value of our local freezing rooms is-being put to-a severe test. Tf it...