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Rabbits on the Common. FENCING IN WARRENS. Mayor Edwards' Effective Methods. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 13 January 1912
Rabbits on the Common. VEXCLXG IX WA1XH1SNS. Mayor JMwai'tls' .El'l'octivc Methods. The Mayor, Aid. J. lOdwards, has liad commenced this week the work oi' creating netting fences round three rabbit infested patches on the Forbes common, which have been, die ssourcc oi' complaint, and apart from which Llie whole of the com | monage area ia practically, if not absolutely, free from the pest. The warrens are located on an area of barren sandy country to the south oi Mr. Gunn's slaughter yards about a mile and a hall! from town. At first the trustees of the common inclined to the view Lhat systema tic fumigating would meet require ments in eliminating the rabbits, bill a test of this method served to show that it. would bo to a great extent futile. This was owing to the fact that over the three patches of laud, each separated by about a hundred yards, the burrows mado by the rabbits were so numerous that iii many cases they ran into one another, forming underground tunnels, with a maze ...
A COOL CHANGE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 13 January 1912
A COOL CHAXOiH. On Tuesday last the thermometer registration in Forbes reached 95.1'> degrees. Since then the maximum registration lias been 79, and the minimum 54 while the "lowest maxi mum"—that is the coolest day as shown by the highest reading of the thermometer— was 011 Thursday, when 78 degrees was recorded. Bui last Saturday was even better than that, for then the maximum reading was 77. The scriptural phrase "with out variableness neither shadow of turning," certainly cannot be applied to the weather in Forbes this summer and Forbes has not had any monopoly in the matter. The thermometer has only twice reached over 100 degrees—in November, I when readings of 102.3 and 10 were recorded. During December the maximum was 97 degrees, and it varied from that figure down to | low in the eighties.
LET THE EMINENT VIENNA OPTICIAN TEST YOUR SIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 13 January 1912
LET THE EMINENT VIENNA OP TICIAN TEST YOUK rilUHT. At the very first signs of failing or defective vision you should have your eyes attended to without de lay. Mi". Basser, the eminent Vi enna Ophthalmic Optician, will be in this town on Tuesday, January "3rd, 1912, when your eyes may be scientifically and skilfully tested iree 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, •bresaen, .London, and New York. He is also a Qualified Master of the British Optical Association. Mr. Basser may be consulted in person at the Albion Hotel, Forbes, on Tuesday, January 23rd. Mr. Bas ser's permanent address i« &lt;",-',a'lis House, Sydney.
WYKEHAM'S COMEDY COMPANY. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 13 January 1912
WYlvEHAM'S COMEDY COMPANY. Something- special in the way of musical comedy will appear before Forbes playgoers on next Monday and Tuesday nights, when Mr. Reg inald Wykeham and his new com pany of comedians will produce two of the most successful comedies sta ged in Australia. On Monday even in the screaming musical iarcial comedy, in three acts, "A Bachelor's Honeymoon," by John Stapleton will be produced. The company have toured witli this throughout the provincial districts of Australia to big houses. It is said to be an ar tistic and strikingly funny comedy,, and is full of bright catchy musical numbers. On Tuesday night an other great success entitled "A Lovely Liar" will be staged. This new piece had a phenomenal run of ^•50 nights at the Manhattan theatre New York, and almost an equal num ber at the Avenue theatre, London. Roth comedies abound in farcical situations of the most ludicrous or der, and the plots furnish the most ridiculous complications. The com pany is the ony ...
Short Cut to Millennium. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 13 January 1912
Short Cut to Millennium, j In the expression of his ultra weariness, the Victorian Premier, Mr. Murray, told some persistent pressmen the other day that he was "too tired" to give them any more information. But his intellectual genius managed to revive sufficient ly to enable him to get a brilliant suggestion in the interests of over worked journalists. There was a duplication, he pointed out, of infor mation given in one paper of what ■was to be seen in "the reptle con temporary." And he could not see the necessity for that double work. Would it not be advisable, he pro ceeded to ask, for the State to have one press organ i'or the whole of Victoria, and pension off the jour nalists who would be put out of work, but who are doing work that is absolutely unnecessary? To whiclx / we might say that many journalists would not bo . the ones to object to such a philanthropic scheme. But liow about the unneces sary politicians, who also frequent ly. speak of being overworked es pecially in...
LOCAL ITEMS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 13 January 1912
LOCAL ITEMS. An attempt, to form a freezing company at Couotumiblc has failed only 1)10 sharps out of t>,C>00, being applied lor. It is notified in this week s "Government Gazette" that Wargc Rock has been abolished as a poll ing place in Aslibui'nham eleutoiufc. Mv. J. II. Bates invites tenders for the erection of two shops and residences in Templar street, to the order o£ Air. A. Stokes. Messrs. Edward Weaver and V-O advertise the auction sale of ol good dairy cows, to take place on Saturday next, the -Otli instant, on account of Mr. F. J. 11 artel. A Dubbo exchange reports that Itev. M. Bcmbriek, Methodist min ister of that town, is leaving on visits to Farkes and Forbes circuits on foreign mission deputation work. Amongst the visitors to Forbes during this week was Mr. Arthur Sharp, formerly chairman of _the Local I,and Board here, and now the occupant of a similar Dositiou in Sydney. Senior-constable Wilson, of Forbes, lias been in Grenfell during' the past week on relief...
Sport and Pastime. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 13 January 1912
&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Sport and Pastime. (BY BAYARD.) Mr. Geo. Chesher, who raced Othone with success in the metro- polis, paid a short visit to Eugowra during this week, where the son of Voyou is at present enjoying a spell. It is not generally known that &nbsp; Cecil Battye, who was once a resi- dent of Forbes, and now holds a trainer's license in Sydney, is trainer for Mr. J. O'Brien, the owner of Malt King and others. * * * The annual meeting of the Forbes Jockey Club will be held at the Albion Hotel at 8 p.m. on &nbsp; Tuesday next, 16th instant, for the &nbsp; purpose of electing officers, etc. for &nbsp; the ensuing year. It is expected that a very satisfactory financial statement will be presented. * * * Included among the foalings at South Wambo stud, is the bay mare Rose Bay, who has dropped a brown colt to Antonio (imp). She was ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 13 January 1912
SERGEANT MAJOR HOLSWICH'S WEDDING. The following is taken from the Mudgee "Western Post"—A quiet, but extremely pretty wedding took place at the Methodist Church, Mudgee, on Tuesday, December 26, 1911, when Vita Grace, only daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Burwood, of "Dayton," Mudgee, was married to Staff-Sergeant-Major C. A. Hols- wich, the son of Mr. W. Hols- wich, also of Mudgee. The cere- mony was performed by Rev. J. B. Penman. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dainty gown of ivory pailette and a point lace Juliet cap over a tulle veil, and bunches of orange blossom. Her cable bangle and shower bouquet &nbsp; were the gifts of the bridegroom. Mr. E. Halstrom, of Sydney, atten- ded him as best man. The bride's present to the bridegroom was a gold sovereign case. The church was prettily decorated by friends of the bride, and during the service the choir sang "The voice that breath- ed o'er Eden," and "O Perfect Love," while Mr. W. F. Harmer pre- &n...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 17 January 1912
fj Don't miss the fun. Keep v/itla the crowd during 1912. Always a big crowd at every day being □ handed the best goods from the manu —ir—i faeturers, No waiting here. WHITE'S th® rendezvous for Busy Folk, who shop well and wisely. Help to make 1912 a record year-. The STOI^IS, OUR ADVICE. u 01 nn yip ju
Cadet Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 17 January 1912
Cad8t Motes. (MY BUGIjAK.) Hurroo; Hurrah; I-Iooi-ay; Tho Parkes Senior Cadets Cricket Club have won a match at last, the For bes boys being tlie victims. Scores, first innings, Forbes 69, Parkes 105. The principal elements of success were Botting -IS, and Henry's G9, were Botting IS, and Henry's 35, and the bowling of Swendle, who promises to develop into an "ex press." The. corner is now turned, and the Parkes S..C.C.C. are hotfoot af ter (he Molong scalps. Molong boys liave beaten Parkes twice; hence the hunger for their heads. Some of i.lie Forbes lads were just a little sore after their defeat, the captain averring that Forbes could play Parkes and Molong combined, and give them a bad beating. Forbes certainly deserved to win, as every lad was a trier, and one in parti cular, young Sliervington, did work ■which would put 90 per cent, of our adult cricketers in the shade. I notice that a regrettable prac tice, that, of playing men who are many years too old for the senior cadets...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 17 January 1912
Wanted, TltiAMS t.o draw logs to saw mill on Dalrichi. Abundance of grass. For further particulars apply to— A. ELLIS, Mountain View, Forbes IDs Reward. I OSf oil the Bogan Gate Road on Thursday, December 2St!a, a small Handbag containing clothes, papers, etc.. Bag bears name " W. McKay." The above reward will be paid on returning same to— W. E MOORE, BROOKE and CO. Tenders. RENDERS are invited until 16th Janu 1'oi'bcs, lor A. Siokes, Esq. . 1>,a"s ailcl all particulars from the under signed. .r. H. BATES, Archi tect H.A.C.B. Society's Races. A Meeting; of the Committee — Will be held at — LYNCH'S TERMINUS HOTEL ... ON ... Thursday Next, 18th Inst. At 8 p.m BUS1NESS— To draft programme for races to be held on MARCH 20TH. A. E. O'LOUGHLIN, Secretary. Foreign fvlission Deputation -HpHE ANNUAL FOREIGN MISSION ChurelSbeSc, t F°rbeS Methodist Thursday Evening At 8 o'clock. Deputation: Rev. Michael Bembrick, oi Dubbo, will give an address. Collection in aid of Home Mission Funds. liMic...
Rainfall at Kilbonnie. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 17 January 1912
Rainfall at Kilbonnie. Mr. Phillip J. Beckett, of ICilbonnie, about nine miles out on the Bogan Gate road, very kindly forwards us for publi cation particulars of the rainfall for 1911 as registered by him. His records are as follows :— Days rain fell. Total. January 8 458 February 3 124 March 4 170 April I 15 May 5 176 June 4 78 July • 4 *57 August 4 40 September 5 86 October .2 95 November 4 175 December 7 399 51 1973 Compared with the Forbes registrations as published in our issue of 3rd inst., it will be seen that whereas in town we had 2I'S9 inches on 80 days, Mr. Beckett re corded rain on 51 days, totalling 19.73 inches. Mr. Beckett notes in his communication that al: hough the rainfall last year was 011 the whole more than for a number of years past, it was a poor one for ooth crops and grass. Everything looked well up till the end of September, but though fallowing and the use of fertilisers was carried out to a greater extent than hitherto, the want of sufficient rain in Se...
Sport and Pastime. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 17 January 1912
Sport and Pastime. (KV JiAVAKU.) AVc have had more or loss fre quent performances by bowlers in cricket matches of the "hai. trick," and in that, branch of sport. Uie term is popularly understood. Now it has been extended :o anui.her sphere of .sport-racing-. At. Tirramia iGoulburn) ])icnic race meeting last, weok, one rider, wo read, Mr. Den Osborne, junior, did the luit, trick, by winning three races in succession We fancy the performance in this respect will bo even less frequent limn, it is 011 the cricket field. * * * Says Orange "Leader":—"Jimmy' McNamara, one of the champion Australian cyclists, who finished third in the great six days' race in Sydney, is at present, spending' a few days in Orange, looking up old friends. Ho looks remarkably well after such a tremendous ride. He is to appear again in Sydney on 2&lt;i January, where he has been mat.choi by ,T. D. Williams to race Grenda, Goullett, Ivor Tjawson. or Gordon 1 Walker for £100. Al't.er this he intends going...
Saturday's Cricket. TWO CENTURY SCORES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 17 January 1912
Saturday's Cricket. TWO CliNXUKV SCOJRES. The Forbes Cricket Association competition match oil Saturday last was played at Gunning between tlio club at tliat place and Forbes cen tral team. It was Gunning's "day out," and tliey ran up tlie heavy score of 30!) l'or the loss o£ nine wickets. The principal contributor towards the total was T. J. ilartin, with 1(5 9. His scoring strokes comprised a more than us ually large number of boundary hits P. Broderick was the next highest scorer, his total being 3 3. The most successful bowler was F. Farrand, who bagged four wickets at a cost of tiS runs in the course of "13 overs. In their first visit lo the wickets Forbes, playing with only seven men totalled up 181, towards which C. Gaggin contributed 133, before ho was caught by T. Martin off J. Mar tin. His total included four sixers and a goodly sprinkling of boundary hits. The other playors did not shine out in the total, Farrand be ing second top scorer with 18, while Summers made 10. Fo...
Hon. John Meagher's Pro posal. TO HONOR THE PENNY POSTAGE CHAMPION. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 17 January 1912
Hon. JoSin SVieagher's posal. TO HOXOK I'Hii PI3NNY POST AG li CHAMPION. Mr John Meagher, M.L.C., of Gathurst, in the course of a press interview a few days, ago, sugges ted that, the whole of the business people of the State should present Mr. I-Ionnikor Heaton with an ad dress and testimonial in recognition of his valuable services, in the cause of penny postage. "The business people of the Com monwealth," said Mr. Meagher, "are indebted to Mr. Heaton for his per sistent advocacy of penny postage, which, after unwearied energy, he succeeded in obtaining. This, too, without loss to the Empire, as the enormous increase in postal busi ness more than counterbalances tho reduction in postage. I have not calculated the saving to my firm, but I know it is considerable, llow much greater, then, must be tho saving to the firms in the metropo lis ? I think, therefore, that it would be a gracious act for the busi ness firms to present Mr. Heaton with an address aud testimonial in recognition...
The Forbes Times. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1912 LORD DUDLEY ON AUSTRALIA. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 17 January 1912
The Forbes Times. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1912 .LOUD DUDLEY OX AUSTRALIA. Two or three months ago much adierse comment was occasioned by cei tain remarks made in England by Lord Dudley immediately after liis retirement from tlie position oi Governor General of the Common wealth. The burden of his speech on that occasion was tiiat Australia was suffering; from an overplus ol professional politicians, and of course the principal objectors to liis strictures were the politicians whose tender spot was touched. Now the ex-Governor General has enlarged on the subject of Australia and its people and the impressions he formed during his residence here which extended over a couple of years. Before a distinguished gather ing at tlie Colonial Institute in Lon don last week, he read a paper on "Some Impressions of Australia." And the rather lengthy cable sum mary that has been, published here indicates that our critic was not so generally condemnatory as we woulc be led to expect from the indign...
Mine Disaster at Wyalong. FIVE MINERS KILLED. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 17 January 1912
Wiine Disaster at Wyalong. I'UVK JUi.YKKS KIJUIjI'U). A report dated from West Wya long on Sunday is to the effect that a terrible disaster occurred ill t.lio Barrier mine there ou the previous day, as the result ol' which live min ers were killed. Their names were; Frank Mac guire, "Rube" Nicholson, John Aiuihall, and Jack and Ben iNavin, two brothers. Two others—William Worthington and William Cunningham—were prostrated, ami at time of the mes sage were in a serious condition. A party of seven men were work ing below, and on their failing to knock for some Lime, the manager became anxious, and accordingly de scended the mine to discover if any thing had' gone wrong. He soon found that the men had been over taken by foul air. The bodies of Macguire, Nichol son, and Alulhall were found to gether, whilst those of the Navin brothers arc still in the mine. A release party luis been en gaged in an endeavour to reach the dead men, but their labors have been greatly hampered by the pre se...
LOCAL AND GENERAL. H.A.C.B. RACES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 17 January 1912
LOCAL AND GENERAL. H.A.C.B. RACES. A meeting of members of the Forbes H.A.C.B. Society was held on Monday night, when arrangements were set in order for the annual race meeting which is to be held on Wednesday, March 20th. Prize money was voted amounting to £60, distributed over five events. A strong working committee was formed of 16 members to carry out arrangements for the meeting with Mr. A. E. O'Loughlin as secretary. A meeting of the committee to draw up tbe programme will be held at the Terminus Hotel on Thursday night. i
Forbes Rifle Club. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 17 January 1912
Forbes Rifle Club. / Appended is the result of the first shoot of the Saturday section of riflemen for the Major McDonnell match rifle and trophies presented by Messrs. A. J. Baldock and J. Murphy 200 300 I-Icp. Tl. F. Crippen 32 28 6 66 W. Shervington 30 3i 1 6?. W. McMahon 27 2 7 7 61 J. H. Bates 31 29 scr. 60 J. H assail 29 31 scr. 60 B. R. Tooth ... 26 29 S 60 T. Kelly 34 26 scr. 60 C. W. Muller ... 29 23 6 58 J. Leader 24 26 8 58 R.Kelly 30 23 3 56 J. Girdham 27 19 8 54 C. Shervington 29 19 3 Si W. Patterson ... 24 21 5 So H, A. Tooth ... 24 16 8 48 A. Miller 24 23 scr. 47 J. A. Patterson 22 13 8 43 F. Wall 20 r 8 28 !