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MOOR CREEK RACES. Anniversary Day Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
MOOR CREEK RACES.. Anniversary Day Meeting. A verv successful 'meeting was held at ' Mr. Dan Ryan's picturesque course,' on the banks of the Peek RJver. The weather was1 fine. and cool, and the at tendance good. There were good fields of horses, and ' vei'y exciting finishes. On two occasions the place.d horses were Ijard to separate. ?Results: — . -Opening Handicap.— Borneo (Hill), - 1. Five other starters. - Good race. Romeo, winning by a length. Betting: Evens Romeo, 3 to G to 1 others. Bridle.— -Sealark (Hill), 1. Other star ters: Hilda;, Bargain, Hero. Betting: 2 to 1 on winner. Won easily. Publican's Purse, £6, 3 furlongs. — G.J.B. (late Aphis), 9.4 (Corcoran), *; Kitchener, 8.7 (tLawson), ?; Shamrock, 910 (Hilll. 3. *C.JB. and Kitr-hener dead heat for first, owners divided Other starters:- Master Dot. Little Mick. Betting: Evens C.J.B., 2 to 5 to 1 others From a good 'start? the horses got away together, and once into the straight C.J.B. shot to the front, and looked the winn...
KENSINGTON RACES. SYDNEY. Saturday.. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
KENSINGTON RACES. SYDNEY. Saturday. K'eii-singt'n iiioes i-osailited : Mariden Handicap, first division: Car roroifh. 1.: Tpm-onav, ' 2; Nellie ? Alwyno 3. Winncn 5 to 4 (in. Snrond Diy'sion : Pojei'ina, 1 ; Munni, 9: Meophin. 3 ^ Winner 3 to 1. Flyinp HandiJcap. fiTst division : Ceriee rVToTS l:'Hot Air, 2; Kiora I-afie, 3. Winner 2l 4o 1.' Second T-ivision: Kiiifffieild, 1; Burn kIkst. 2: Uralla. 3. Winner 12 to 1.' 14.1 Handicap : Lady 'FSeld, 1 ; Roy Qupen, 2. Winner 7 ttr'l. lOnconn-ago Stakes, fii^t division : Lady Zilta'b 1 : Fugfe Lad, 2; Baldeaodgery. 3. AVimicn- 3 to 1. ' Second division : Zonam, 1 : Haphazard 2 ; Finny, 3. Wonner 10 to A . Konsington' Handicap : Alaeco. 1; Oob oanco. 2 : Wliera-y. 3. Winner 10 to- 1. 14.2 Handicap: Bobadil Stiid,vlV Why AAHiy, 2j Lady Kiloven, 3. Wriniierc3 to 1. ' ? ' ? Appnoved Stakes : Brown JMinor. 1 ; Zyfcfnjhi 2: 'Creolin, '3. '-Won by three len.i'ths. ' Time! 1.9?.
GREAT BRITISH AVIATOR. Wonderful Success in the Balkans. SALONIKA. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
GREAT BRITISH AVIATOR. Wonderful Success in the Balkans. (K-euter',s Telegram.) SALONIKA. Satunluy. There have been considerable British aerial- successes, numerous raids and bombs dropping on dumps camps and lhe railway behind the enemy lines. Four enemy planes wore brought flown on January 3 by a dauntless aud mos.t skilful Britisher, who was not dis-, - ourased bv three forced , landings bc iore a single success. lie has n'ow achieved 'a foremost re putation among Balkan aviators. Count Schwerln. descendant of the Ducal family of Meiklenburg, : wa& his last victim. ? ,
INVERELL PONY RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
. JNVERELL PONY RACES. The Annlveraaa'y meeting of the In vorell Pony Club, opened on F;riday in '-eautifitl weather. Tlie track 'was ' very Heavy owing to recent i-ains, which nec pssit,i+fid th« vaces 'beinig; ruiV loft- hand ed. I^'rst day's i-esults werel ODeninp: 14.2 Handicap. 4 fiirlongs: Pns'rtw 7.12 din 2Mhs over), -(Xaiujliton). 1; Pfcintoid, 8.7. (Williams), 2; Skipper, 9.0 (Koig) 3. -AVinnw 4 -io 1. Won by, a ilenKt.h .and niralf. Time 57 pecs; Xovice W.O Tlandicap-, '3J. furlongs: THiohni 8.8 (Marohnnt) 1 ; Red Drama 7.7, (CpynoV S; Sifver Kev 7.12, (Ad ams), '3. Wdnn,e;- 2 to T. Won by three quaTtof-s of a lengHi. ITiino 51} isecs. Tnverell1 14.2 Hs-n'diicaT) .4 furlongs: 'Pusiero. 8 5 (in 7lbs):' '(NausJiten). 1; Simanolite. 8.10. (Coyne), 2; Lady Stir '-inaj 7.12. (AVeb'itor), 3 AVinner 5 to 2. AVon easily by five lengtlis. Time 57J sees. - M'Vtee* 13.2 Handicap. 3i furlonas: IFaoileT 8.10, (Hentfy). 1; R.Y:N.. 7.7,' , TMarchant). 2; LpdyJJ.ko. 8.10. AA'dnncr 1 5 to ...
VIOLENT GERMAN SURPRISE ATTACK. Short-Lived Advantage. PARIS. Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
VIOLENT GERMAN SURPRISE ATTACK. Short-Lived~Advantaye. - (Renter' h Telegram.) : '' I'AJtlS.' Salnrda\. ? An expert commentator describes the .enemy attack on the left bank of the Meuse as a violent surprise blow similar to the French operations on October 21 and December 25, when 12,000 -.were taken' prisoner. Five Wnrtemburg'.an and Bavarian re-, giments participated and sustained san guinary losses. After a violent bombard ment- the enemy- was-driven back to his own lines except Hill 304. where the enemy ghallowlv penetrated advanced French lines. The advantage was shortlived as the French counter attacked in the morn ing. A magnificent dash regained the ma jority 'of the positions, finally the situa tion was unchanged.
THE WAR. CLOSING IN ON KUT. British Clearing the Turks Out. Clever Ruse. Tigris Crossed Unexpectedly. LONDON, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
THE WAR. ? *+. ? CLOSING IN' ON KUT. British Clearing the Turks, Out. - Clever Ruse. j Tigris Crossed Unexpectedly. i (Keuter's Telegram.) LONDON'. Saturday. Air. uancllcr writing from M^osopota mla on January 19, says: This morning we occupied a triangle of trenches, the last foothold of the Turks in the bend of the Tigris below Kut. , The enemy re siled most doggedly for ten days, but as he was cornered we economised in casualties and advanced on. the trenches gradually. Our concentrated artillery trench and mortar fire made the area hardly ten able, but the enemy made desperate sorties and a counter attack. We clear ed part of the last trenches with the bayonet. Finally the enemy departed in the cleverest manner. We kept up the noise of digging all night while we slipped across the Tigris in boats, pon toons and coracles concealed in shelters beneath the banks, hence tlie assault in the morning was comparatively bloodless. '
THE GARDEN. The Flower Garden. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
THE GARDEN. ilie Flower Garden. WinliCr. flcnvoj-.ing S^-cot Pcafi. — Until quiifjo recently tJiiis class of Sweet Poa was not very popular dn any part of tho world, and tho climatic, conditions alone would be responsible for this as regards tlio British Isles and most parts ol Eu rope, and N. America, but in AiUiStralisi the oauso of thoir unpopularity lay in tho lonitied repertory of their tints. Tho mildness of v our Australian winters ren diM- p«-.siblc tlio production oi Swle-et Poa blooms duinnpc t«ho- ^lliolo of tlwi.t soa hon. 'J'iie last 3 or -1 yeare 'liktve wituos scd tlio introduction of many varieties of Spoaicicr or wnMed iv.mUJa'-JiLowering | S'n'ooib Pimj ItiLvJng lovoly tints and n I wido range ol color and the li&t is vap idly inaroasing. These largo Winitcr flmvea-in' Spencer Sweet Pons aro des- J binod to vje for pupuloir favour with the later Spencer typos though tlio former yot lnck« bhe oxtrnordiuniry v- ido liingo of slii-irt?6, gind thie- multitudo o...
SHIRE ELECTIONS. Peel Shire Contests Close. New Members of Cockburn Council. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
SHIRE ELECTIONS. ? 1- Peel Shire Contests Close. New Members of Cockburn Cpuncil. The election ot two Councillors for A and C Hidings of, l'eel Shire, and two i or 1» and C liidinijs Coclabuni Shire, look place on Saturday, the Peel Shire contest being a very close one in both Itidings. ' ^ I For A Hiding both the old Councillors ; were re-elected, viz., Messrs. T. Phillips j and M. K .Campbell, but Mr. Campbell secured his seat liy a majority of onlj one vote. Mr. W. Smith, of Currauubula, ivjoriag SI rotes to Mr. Campbell's 82. ilr. Phillips score'd \VS, being 32 ahead of the odd man in the triangular con test. C Riding was ? quite as close. There were throe candidates Tor two seats and 'there were only ' four votes separating I Mr. C. Scott at the top- of the poll with 3fi* and Mr. A. 13. Smith at the bottom 'with S2, Mr. Soinervillo beating Mr. 'smith by two1 votes.' Mr. A- B.' Smith Iwas one of the.' oldest members ot the .Peel Shire Council, having been a mem ber of the Counci...
VEGETABLE GARDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
VEGETABLE GARDEN. — — _ i Autumn Giant , Oa ulifiowpr : 'L'lieif is prolwibly uioiio seed of this oxct»llent var iety .sown in this Stale than of all otiiioi' soi-.ts comUiucd. It is not mi oa'rly soi-t, SSPiieirally uiaituirJiiKJii from. 5 to 6 montB8 biiit its vigorous Khnvbh and li'andsomo aiptxvumaice oommend it to all. 'It has HttraHivei doep-green foliago, 'and an im nV511S(-. OVOll. Sol.idi. T»UU-«' -Wilw+.n- .lionrl wlriioln.' wljon -well repwn, ' sometimcrs jv-cighs moro than 2Olbis. Th.is- variety is n. nave 'liicader fliul ono of oiw liest main-orop sorts. Good oni-ly Cduliflow «rs for npcsont sowiii'B; a.ro ll?ni-ly London Iihrliy' Kijig lCxcolsioa-, ]Wly IUiiiaii Giant, Non Plu« Ultra,, anrl JCmporinl. .Tflnrlv C--.l-bajr-cs. Concnliiaccn MtiTkob, 'All HoiwT. T5iTikur'sei\ Gloo-y, and .Early 'Jcr s»y AVakeiield.
POISONING SHEEP BLOW FLIES. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
POilSOWiKG SHEEP BLOW-FLIES. The atten'tion of -the Minister for , Agriculture, Hon. W. C. Grahame, M'.Iy.A., has been drawn to the fact that quite a number of letters liave appear ed in the press r.ccently advocating the use of arsenic and arsenite of soda for poisoning blow-flies, tiio correspondents looking upon the formulate as some thing quite new. The .Government En tomologist, Mr. W. W. Kroggatt, ro porls that, experiments in poisoning were commenced by the Department in October, 1914, the method employed be ing outlined in the following extracts from Farmers', Bulletin No. 9D, publish ed by the Department of Agriculture in March', 1915 ;and this has. 'been advo cated ev.er since by him: — 'Experiments were carried on with putrefying meat. In tho early summer months meat in' any stale attracts all kinds o£ flics, which come to feed upon tho juices of tho flesh, but when decom position sets in and '-the meat becomes green the strong smell attracts large numbers, which swarm ov...
Y.M.C.A. WORTH AN ARMY CORPS. Military Officer's Appreciation. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
Y.M.C.A. WORTH AN ARMY CORPS. Military' Officer's Appreciation. Mr. S. V. MoKibUin, one ot the: niilii tnry soareta.rios of Uho \'oung Alen's Christian Aasooiiiition, has .returned to Australia irom Franco suffering; from nervous breakdown. Like tUait of the majority of tlio Australian! Y.M.CA. Sec retaries tho work of Mr. MoKibibin a* tho front was oslrricd on continuousy under ftie. H-o wasi aileo 'gassed', bun- as he was protected by a. mask in common wiitili tho soldiers he only suffered an in jury to ,-tJio throia*. MY. MaKibbon says tho work of the Y.M.C.A. apart' frccrii its jtfopulnriity among -tho soldiers is recognised by tho niilitni1' authorities sis liuvmg a. distinct military value. Ono Australian ? officer had 'rctmmrkod to him, 'If I were to judge tho work of tlio Y.M.O.A. in tonns oi jnilr'itary value, 1 am convinced* Wiat it means iin Army Corps to tho A'.I.F.' So naturally it has tlio goodivriU of the authorities, and they encourage it' in overv way. 'The work at ...
SINGLETON. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
SINGLETON. (From our Corresnc.ndent.1 News has been received of the death on, the voyage of Private Mervyn Rob Sea, .who sailed from Sydney a.bout No vember 18. The intelligence was receiv ed with groat regret, as 'the young sol dier was a general f&vorite. ' He was a native of Nundle, and about 21 -years of age.- Pj-ior to enlisting, .he was employ ed as assistant in- the Town Clerk's of ueo, omgioton. An official telegram has 'been received from' the Base Records Office, stating that Sapper Harry C. Hum.p'liries is in the 1st Australian General Hospital suf fering from a severely cut head, lie was Mmitted to the hospital on January 4. Sapper Humphries, who left for the front shortly after Christmas, 1915, had for some time been engaged1 here as tele- 1 graph linesman, , ? j ? Mr. P. j. Wilson, for the past three I years headmaster of Singleton Superior I Public 'Sohool, has been appointed to the I charge of the Public School at Orange. | The move means substantial promotio...
INTER-DISTRICT NEWS GLEN INNES [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
INTER-DISTRICT ,;/, 'NEWS .;,'?' ? GLEN INNES.. at' .'(From our Correspondent.) ? , .The council is now busy, clearing -up the debris from the parks loft tliore by the flood on Tuesday. Th'is will talce several days, as there are' hundreds of Jo&ds to got away. ? II -wilt be many months before the . paries present the »me .-Picturesque appearance as they did' before the flood. Wln'le .endeavoring to secure some horses 'from the flood in the north park on (Tuesday, Mr. W. P. L&wlpr, manager ofAbe butter factory, li&di a narrow es cape from being drowned. He was wash ed,Wf b-' tne current, but managed to catch' Bold of the fence, to which he oiling till rescued. Master.'L. Condon left Glen Innes on Wednesday night to enter the Home of Study at Ball&rat ;(Vic.) with a v'iew of becoming a member of, the -Riedemtorist Order. He was given a send-off by the H.O Guild, of which lodge he wa's a member. Rei'MoiTs'.Toblri presided,'1 and on behalf of the lodge p...
TAMWORTH LAND' BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Daily Observer — 29 January 1917
TAMWOBTH LAND BOARD. A meeting of the Local Land Board for the land district of TamworUi will bo hold in .the Bo&rd roc.m at Tamworth at ' 70 am. on January 30, 1917, when the tallowing cases will be considered: — ' Application tor Pum.p License. Charley B'ing n, pump on Peel River on portion 10, par.isli Calais. Chariles Ferry, pump on Peel River on portion 211, parish Woolonrln. -William. H. Tung, pump Poel River on portion 60, parishi Loomber'ah. Consideration. Angus' Martin, A.C.P. John Frederick Perfrement; A.C.P. / Peter Oliver Murray, Crown Lease. James Bridge, S.H. ' Frederick Wilmot Field, S.H. Daniel Hyan, A.L. Stephen A. R. Johnson, A.C.P. Road Enclosure. , William Mills, Freoho'd. ? 'IJtehry Price, S.P. CharJes Ferry, Freehold. Suspension of Residence. Daniel Davies, S.P. Charles M.uller, R.L. To Beside on One of Two Holdings. ' Angus' Ross, Crown Lease. - ' ? To Reside- in Town. , Benjamin Rackham, S.P. Appraisement of Rent. '?George Jnnes Dorringtoh, C.L. . iWi...