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CALEDONIAN SOCIETY'S DEMONSTRATION. Successful Sports and Concert. FINE WEATHER AND LARGE CROWDS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
Successful Sports and Concert. tsussiMMSSSa 0 | nzasnens^^t FINE WEATHER AND LARGE CROWDS. The sixteenth Highland Gathering of the Forbes Caledonian Society was held 011 the Forbes show arouud on Monday, New Year's Day, before a record crowd in the history of the association. The weather v. as Good, and the absence of any oilier attractions was one of the factors of the success of the meet ing. Of course the general standard of excellence that has hitherto been maintained was mainly responsible for the large attendance, and the patrons of the Australian Scot, or perhaps it. might be better to say the Scot in Australia, were in no wise dissappointed. The judging of the various events was conducted in an impartial manner, and the whole proceedings passed off smoothly. There were one or two accidents in connection with the bicycle cveftts, ' and G. Bishop is rather ill in con- j sequence. The crowd was orderly, I and there was an entire absence of j intoxicated men, and this in spite o...
Developing the Northern Territory. SPEECH BY HON. THOS. BROWN, M.P. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
Developing the Northern Territory. SPEECH 1JV HON. TUGS. MIOWN, M.I*. During the debates in the House of Representatives a week or two ago on the various departmental es timates for 1911-1 a, several speak ers directed thoir remarks to the vexed question of the effective de velopments of the Northern Terri tory, Amongst those who referred to this subject was Hon. Thos. Brown, member for Caiare, who is ihus reported in the Commonwealth 'Hansard": — Some of the speakers on the Nor thern Territory question have been optimistic, and others pessimistic; | the truth probably lies in the | mean between the extremes. Soutli I Australia undertook the develop ment. of the Northern Territory fortj years ago, in a spirit of the bright est optimism, with the result that iho Territory is now practically un occupied, being notable chiefly for the smallncss of its population and the largeness of its debt. 1 was a member of the parliamentary party that visited the Northern Territory and ! endeavoure...
MILITARY CHURCH PARADE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
MUjITARV'CHUltCH iwkadjlj. The members of the Forbes half com pany of the Australian Light Horse, and J, and IC companies of Senior Cadets, attired in their new uniforms, turned out in force on Sunday night to attend a parade service held in the Town Hair under the aegis of the Presbyterian Church. The soldiers formed up at the drill hall about seven o'clock, and inarched in procession, head ed by the visiting Pipers' Band and the members of the Forbes Town Band to the Hall. The line of march was followed by a large crowd of spectators, and the con gregation at the scrvice was an overflow ing one. The service was conducted by the Moderator of the Presbyterian Gener al Assembly, Rev. R. Kay, M. A., who p cached on the subject of fidelity to duty. His text was "Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown," and the preacher applied the words in practical fashion to the duties of soldiery. At the conclusion of the service a procession was again formed outside the Town Hall...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
TO CARPENTEBS. f ENDERS are invited until JANUARY 14th, for the ERECTION and COM PLETION of EXTENSIVE ADDITIONS to the CONVENT OF MERCY, 1&lt;'0IIBES. Plana and nil particulars may bo obtained from the Architect, to whom tenders are to bo sent by the above date, 'i'cndcrs arc lo be sealo:i and endorsed " Tenders for Convent Additions," Forbes, Neither the lowest nor any tender neces sarily accepted. J. if. BATES, Architect, FORBES. SYDNEY LEADING OPTICS AMS and Spectacle Makers, Remind you that their SIGHT SPEC IALIST, Mr. ADCOCK, wiil be at the Albion Hotel, FORBES, on FRI DAY, 15th MARCH, from 9 to 4. For Reliable* Advlco & Hodecato Chargoa Wo Lead, Otbers^ollow, Make Hay While the Sun Shines. Keep Down your Bills. Our Prices are the Lowest fn Town. Buy Here and Save IVtoney. Keep Your HowsehoEd Expenses Pruned. Give us a general list ol Goods, and we will show yov a SAVING on Ordinary Purchase. Believe Us, the.Cheapest and! Busiest Grocers in Town. of roroei LI 4 ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
L13T THIS EMINENT VIENNA OP TICIAN TEST YOUK SIGHT. At the very first signs of failing or defective vision you should have your eyes attended to without de lay. Mr. Basser, the eminent Vi enna Ophthalmic Optician, will be in this town on Tuesday, January Sb'rd, 1912, when your eyes may be scientifically and skilfully tested free of charge, and suitable glass es supplied if necessary. This gen tleman has secured high credent ials, by examination in the leading Optical Institutes of Vienna, Berlin, L>i'es;den, London, and New York. He in also a qualified Master of the British Optical Association. Mr. liasser may be consulted in person at the Albion Hotel, Forbes, on Tuesday, January 23rd. Mr. Bas Fcr's permanent address is Challis House, Sydney.*
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
1 HOLIDAY FOOTWEAR ! J, Don't ycu realise that it is high time now to think about your new Shoes for Xmas, And while thinking of this fact, think also of Harris We are always ready for every season in the year with Footweai to suit the occasion. To-day we illustrate a lady's shoe that is giving universal satisfaction. It is in Glace Kid with large eyelets for wide laces, has patent toecaps, cuban heels, arid is marked at the economical price of €3d. Same style, only Derby, 7s 6d, and 9s 6d, , . These are just the Shoe to wear for the summer holidays, They are stylish, cool, light in weight and very comfortable in wear. Yours to Boot " FORBES.
BIG BILLIARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
BIG BILLIARDS. At the close of the play last night in the big billiard match, 1 Lii)drum, in play, had scored 8111 and Reece 7340. Lindrum's prin cipal breaks were 848 and 247. Sleveneon and Gray have com menced their return match. The former, in play, has Fcored 1427, and Grey 1222. The latter made a break of 225, of which 198 were off the red.
THE PASSING OF THE YEAR. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
THE PASSING OF THti YKAU. j Much of the noise and vociferous dem onstration that is by custom associated with the passing ot the old year and the coming of the new was absent on the present oc casion by reason of the fact that the time was Sunday night, and the great majority of people restrained their feelings in def erence to the Sabbat!). Naturally, too this fact caused a considerable diminution in the number of people who were to be found parading the street waiting for the striking of the fateful hour. Altogether, therefore, the celebrationof the passing of 19x1 and the advent of 1912 was on a quiet scale. As the post office clock indi cated the hour there was for a minute or two to be heard the beating of the Town Band drum and the ringing of the bells, while some of the visiting Scotchmen helped to swell the chorus of jubilation with their bagpipes Watchnight services were held in the Church of England (con ducted by the Rev. Carus Caton), in the Methodist. Church (where Rev....
Tattersall's Races. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
fattersali's Races. Tattersall's summer race meeting was opened at Randwick oil Saturday after noon. When the Carrington Stakes was run the attendance numbered 22,000 Results : — Hurdle Race. Grenfell, n.6 (Freeland). ... ... I Landlord, 9.5 (Fielder) ... ... 2 Ennisbelle, 12.13 (Phillips) ... ... 3 Winner started at 3 to X. Won by five lengths. Time, 3.50. Chelmsford Handicap.—I mile. Elfboat, 8.5 (Ryan) ... ... I Odist, 9.11 (Hook) ... .. , ... 2 Idya, 8.2 (.Hood) ... 3 Winner started at 6 to I. Won by halt a length. Time, 1.42%. Carrington Stakes.—Six furlongs. Melotoi, 7.4 (Foley) ...'■ ...- I Sylvancler, 8.2 (M'Lachlan) ... ... 2 Winsome, 8.1 (Black) ■ ... ... 3 Sixteen other starters. Winner started at 50 to I. Won by a length and a quarter. Time, Juvenile Stakes.—Five furlongs, Rathlea, 8.12 (Pike) • ... ... I Burri, 8.5 (M'Donald) ... ... 2 Rovigno, 8.7 (Smith) ... ... 3 Winner started at 3 to I against. Won by half a neck. Time, i.SJ* ■ Pace Welter.—I mile. Grist, 10.6 (M'D...
A COAL OWNER ON STRIKES [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
A COAL OWNER ON STRIKES Mr. John Brown, the Newcastle coal owner, made a trenchant speech at the Newcastle regatta yesterday. Speaking upon the ovil effect of strikes, he said that the proposed arrangement between the miners and the proprietors to avert a strike had failed at the last moment. The scheme collapsed not through the attitude of the men, but in consequence of the misrepresentations of their leaders.
Warrah and Maharatta Estates. DISPOSAL OF GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
Warrah and ftiaharatia Estates. DISPOSAL OF GOVERNMENT SUBDIVISIONS, Announcements have been made by the Lands Department in regard to the closer settlement farina into which the lands ac quired l.y I,he Crown from the Wa'rah and Maharatta estates have been subdivided. The part of the Warrah JCstute acquired has been cubdivided into SI farms, ranging in area from 2M) to 1,1 OH acres, and :n cap ital value from £1,362 to £-1,36(3. They are situated ftom 5 to 16-1 miles from Willow Tree railway station ou t.he Great Northern railway line. The land is suit able for mixed farming, about half being cultivated and the balance pood grazing land of,, volcanic formation. The principal uses to which it can be put. are dairying, wheat growing, fodder crops, stock-raising, fruit-growing, and pig and poultry farming. The average rainfall is 30 inches. Water supply is provided in eight creeks, and may be obtained at shallow depths on creel; flats. There are good faoilitie* for iitorago' in tanks ...
The Markets. THE WOOL MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
The Markets. Tliy WOOL AlARKKi\ Dalgety and Company, Limited, report that the wool market is quiet at all tiio Australian centres, practically all business being suspended mini after tho holidays. There will bo sales; in Lauueeaton atid Hobarfc lliia week, to be followed by aue-. tions in Melbourne on January 8ih aud in Briabanc ou January 9th, 10th and litli. The first sales ia the Sydney market in Uie Now Voar will take place 011 January lDtli. Meantime, there is a good tone in tho market, and us supplies for January and February will bo considerably lighter than during tho name two months last year, it iu expected that the closing rates of thisyear'u sales will be fully maintained when auction business is resumed.
The Second Test Match. AUSTRALIA—FIRST INNINGS [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
The Second Test Match. Australia—First Innings Bardsley, b Barnes ... • ;• 0 Kelleway, lbw b Barnes ... * ... 2 Hill, b Barnes ... .. 4 Armstrong, c Smith, b Barnes ... 4. Trumper, b Foster ... , , "... 13 Ransford,oSmith, h Hitch .. 43 Miimetfc, c Habb*, b Barnes ... , ... 2 Cotter, tlirown out ... t ... 14 Hordurn, not out ... ...40 Carter, c Smith, b Douglao ,'... > ... 29 Whitty, b VVoolloy ... * ..."' ... 14 Sundries ... ... ... 10 Total ... v... ~ ...184 England—First Innings ' i Hcbbs, c Carter, b Cotter ... ... 6 Rhodes, c Trumper, b Cutler ... ... 61 i Hearne, c Carter, b Cotter ... ...114 Gunn, lbw b Armstrong ... ... 32 Mead, c Armstrong, b Whitty .., 11 Foster, o Carter, b Cotter ... 9 Douglas, b Hoj'dern... ... • .... 0 Woolley. c Ransford, b Horderu ... 17 Smith, b Hordern ... ... .... 5 Barnes, lbw b Horderu ... ... 1 Hitch, not out ... ... - ... 0 Sundries ... ... ... 16 Total ... ... ...2G5 (Later particulars will bo found in our telegrams. Ed. F.T.)
The Cricket Competition. SOUTH FORBES DEFEATS GUNNING [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 3 January 1912
i The Cricket Competition. I ; !SOUTH KORBKS l'JKKKATS CUMMIN" G The competition of the Forbes Cricket Association was further advanced on Satur rriy, «lion a team from the South FoH.o* club journeyed to Gunning, where they mrl and defeated the local chip's representa tives by -10 run?. South Forbes, playing with oi ly eight men, compiled 113— to'vards which R. Emmett contributed 53 not out— and 93, whereas the Gunning men could only alt-iin pcures of S3 and 61. Scoros are appended ; — South Foruhs— First Innings, Bou!torn, e J. Martin, b T. MarLin ... 1 P. K'.lis, b ,1. Martin ... ... . ... . 9 R. Emmett, net out ... ... ■ ... 53 II. Ellis, c W. Martin, b T. Mai-tic ... 2 \V. Green, b T. Martin, b J. Ro2Cfsvaw«->.!S W. Sutton, b .1. Martin ... • 32 K. Green, c T. Martin, b I. Martin,Y; 4 A. Sutton, b E. Field .... 3 Sundries .. ... ... _ 0 Total ... ... 115 Bowl>'ng analysis.—T. Murtin.2,for;19, J. Martin 3 for 25, ■!. Kojiers L for. 30, licast 0 for 17, 0. Field 1 for 15. . ...