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METHODIST CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 8 December 1911
METHODIST CONCERT. THE MOON'S SILV'RY LIGHT." A novel and most successful undertaking was the moonlight concert held at&lt; "Fitzroy,"'-Parlies Road, the residence of Mr and Mrs .T. Donagliey, on Wednesday night. The night was the most charming imaginable, and in this respect the promoters were signally fortunate,, for the clerk of the weather lias' been in such a. particularly sour mood of late that the, chances seemed quite against catching him in a good humour. As it was, tlie beautiful enticing evening drew a splendid attendance, many of whom made a pleasant walk of it; while a string- of vehicles and cycles helped to. make an animated thoroughfare of the Ptirlces Road for the nonce. ' •' Mr and Mrs Donagliey had gone to immense pains to make a complete success of the function, arid the result must have been at least in some mfeasure their reward, for thete can be no doubt.about the enjoyment of the attendance and the ..financial outcome. There is probably no more ideall...
NEW AGISTMENT RATES. THE SHEEP AND THE GOATS. With Bunny Eliminated. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 8 December 1911
NEW AOSSTffiENT RATES. THE SHEEP AND THE GOATS. With Bunny Eliminated. The Town .Common, which is a little under 4000 acres in area, presents, in drought time, an uninviting aspect. Most town commons are the- same, because they' are usually regarded as-legitimate fields; for grass pirates/. : There are at,-present 800 sheep and 300 - goats on -the:,F.orbes. common, and this is a far greater number--of' these graminivora than the common will carry, if horses and cattle are to ha,ve a;cut-in. More- j xover, horses and cattle dislike graz- ; ing on sheep country^—goats will eat anything; and in dry places they and' the bill-poster are tit enmity, the love of the goat for bill-paste overcoming any conscientious scruples lie may have on the obliteration of the advertisement. The goat, if not too ( numerous and odorous, is, not so ob-. jectionable to the horse, as the sheep, ? and if the ranger could master the; Biblical method of sending the goats', to the right, and the sheep to the lef...
THE WEATHER. HEAVY RAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 8 December 1911
THE WEATHER. HEAVY RAINS. | Copious rains fell over the whole |tate oii Monday night and Tuesday, iihe highest registrations being Bur\x=req-\ fiowa 563 points, Parkes 440,, Young |ij3, Hill End 36G, Molong 316, Orange 30S, Warren 303. j |l /Other records.—Bathurst 221; Car\x=req-\ |oar 190, Condobolin 88, Coonamble k.V2, Dandaloo 256, -Dubbo , 242, frorbes 102, Grenfell • 186, Gunning |o7, Marsden 181, Narromine -210, Jvellington 250, AVyalong 225, Ioung 433. The river heights at Forbes were, . 7 a.m. each day:—rTuesday, 8ft. n.; Wednesday, lift. 7in.; Thurs\x=req-\ ly, 22ft. 10in.; Friday, 26ft. 9in.; id 27 feet at 10 a.m. 11 At Oowrav'the river;: was , 2 5 feet ligh on Tuesday,'and'rising 4 feot ' In hour, , and: .late* mi -reached r3 7 ~l|et, falling on Wednesday to 33 Jfc't: ; On Tuesday night, the Bela\x=req-\ i lufa - was : rising - IS inches an hour, Vfnd then JnHood. On Wednesday luorning 'ther river. aivGowra sank to feet.. i In Forbes' there is some doubt as |o whether th...
MUSIC EXAMINATIONS. FURTHER CONVENT SUCCESSES [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 8 December 1911
MUSIC EXAMINATIONS*-tj FURTHER CONVENT SUCCESSES' *s ■ ■ t\x=req-\ The Forbes Convent -ji' Mercy isV to be congratulated 1'ii ,1 further acl-j dition to the long roll of signal suc-| cesses in the London College oft! Music examinations. Mr G. Thorn-| .ton, F.R.C.O., the examiner for thtf( above college, visited the local con4f vent. 011 Saturday last, and the fol-J. lowing are the results and marks ob-| tained:— | Diploma of Licentiate (violinist),' Jliss Blanche Bell, 79 marks. J Dip$ma of Associate (pianist),? liss Annie Ridley, 82 marks. .! . Advanced Senior.—Miss Marie; Muller (piano), S3 marks, iirst clays pass. \ Senior Violin.—Miss Annie Ridley, S7 marks, honors and coronation medal. Elementary.—Miss Rita Clifford (singing), 90 marks, honors, and coronation medal. Master Michael Cannon (violin), S5 marks, honors. Primary.—Miss Edna Porter (piano), S7 marks, honors.
[?] SHOOT. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 8 December 1911
Club on Wednesday com\x=req-\ two-guinea trophy shoot' n in progress some time, need the Ladies Bracelet an-( ge. The two-guinea •trophy! by M. Martel, with 27 kills! irst nomination. Martel. alsol 11 on his second noniihttfion.r ner-up was A. Musgrave.j® ed 2G. S. J. Hill, who hadi" ly a tally of 19, went> out' rst bird on Wednesday, but'* 11, the remaining member "of, ette to shoot off, accounted more before lie had to re-, ulies' Bracelet shoot was.nar-? wn to four—M. Mavtel, F.'( yring, and Musgrave. ':r0n»! ;iy, Brook could not attendjp' ug went ouis on hik ninth! lartel and Musgrave were! magnificent form, and; llown 45 birds, seldom using' the seSPirt barrel. They are novre 5'.] kills each, and have to shoot off,s next Wednesday do see who gets tlie^ trophy. ;|r Some of the shooting in these,, matches reaches the championship'^ class, and it is likely .that the records' would take a lot of digging up to get anything to equal what Marteij, and Musgrave have done. Musgrave[ ...
OM'S LAGOON SCHOOL. PROGRESS COMMITTEE MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 8 December 1911
UGOON SCHOOL. [ikoGRESS COMMITTEE MEETING. A meeting of the Tom's Lagoon jhool progress committee was held the school house at the Sand Hills m Wednesday night. There were ,bout forty members present, con\x=req-\ isting of parents and ex-pupils, and »tr .3% Webb presided. i Amongst the correspondence' was a etter from the Forbes Municipal Jduiieii, .promising th&t attention vould be given to the road leading to Vebb's. The secretary reported that she md interviewed the Forbes postmaster with regard to a receiving >fflce at the school, and had been in\x=req-\ ormed that a letter on the matter lad been sent to headquarters. The headmaster, "Captain" Cook, eported that the blinds for the school vindows had been supplied. ' It was decided to have a little unction on Monday next, prior: to he Xmas vacation, when the prices .nnualijr presented -"by.' Dr. Delohery vill be given, out. The parents .aye supplemented Dr. Delohery's '.onatioris this, year by subscriptions, .mounting"...
STOCK CROSSINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 8 December 1911
STOCK CROSSINGS. iTr T. Webb, Common Ranger, repels the following stock crossings: — jVovember 29th.—4300 sheep from xj,h to trucking yards, A. B. Trigg ofner, Speck in charge, |)Oecember 1st.—rlOO sheep from vomgerong to Piemington, Green (Jlner, in charge; 100 sheep from ^jluth Lead to Flemington, Doris o''iier, in charge; 30 bullocks from Aw Park to Flemington, Porter |.;ner, Morris in charge. J!December 3rd.—3300 sheep from iT'ana to Peak Hill, M'Culloch owner, ;£uart in charge. December 4th.—1000 sheep from Undon to Curra, Haynes owner, Hos\x=req-\ /.},is in charge. I '
WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 8 December 1911
WEDDING. The wedding was celebrated at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs Janet Smith, on Wednesday, Novem- ber 15th, of John William Dowley and Annie Gowan Smith, both of Forbes. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. Joseph M'Dowell. The bride was given away by her mother. The bride's dress was white Japanese silk tunic, cut taste- fully, and trimmed with silk applique insertion, and true lovers' knots of silken cord. She also wore an em- broidered veil, and wreath of orange blossoms, arid carried a shower bou- quet of white roses, Scotch heather, and fern. She also wore a bangle watch, presented by the committee of management and choir of St. An- drew's Presbyterian Church. Miss Amy Rae, bridesmaid, wore a frock of white embroidered muslin, and &nbsp; carried a bouquet of roses and fern. Mr J. Smith, brother of bride, acted as best man. After the ceremony the guests adjourned to a marquee, specially erected in the grounds, where the wedding luncheon was par...
JOTTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 8 December 1911
JOTTINGS. The Mayor (Aid. Edwards) at the last meeting of the Council, alluded to the forthcoming departure of Alderman Bell from the district. Aid. Bell, he said, was an old and. respected resident, and a straightforward and persevering alderman, .'and he hoped they would have good accounts of his future health and prosperity. "I have a movement on. foot," said the Mayor laughingly, but—"se« me in my room."- :(Laughter); - ■ It' is! understood that something- will happen next Monday exening, at 8 p.m., at the Hotel Australia. ; • ' ; Some of the little, birds that perch on the telegraph wires in wet weather, and interrupt1 the service, are chirping of the approaching marriage, next month, at Forbes, 'of ■Taylor, the popular secretary Of tab Forbes Cricket Club, and teachejagH the Forbes District Scboal, to Ethel Armstrong, of Maidgee. ■' r : rst, of the Elec\x=req-\ Telegrapli De\x=req-\ Forbes on Mon\x=req-\ inventory of the fire brigade sta\x=req-\ .to the telephone. Ivill be mus...
THREE MEN DROWNED. Wollongong, Monday. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 12 December 1911
THREE MEN DROWNED. Wollongong. Monday. Through the upsetting of a boat at Lake Illawarra, three-men, named William Watches (23), fisherman; John Laidlaw (50), miner; and John Dowling (26), miner,-were drowned. Two other occupants of the boat, named George Ramsay and Cliaries Bourke, reached shore safely, after a desperate battle with the waves. . Ramsay and Bourke, who were tfye only members of' the party able to swim, made .heroic : efforts-: for;- .more than an hour to save their companions, without success. Bowling and Laidlaw were both married men, with, families. Laidlaw's body was recovered to-day.
THE TROUBLES OF A DROVER. POISONOUS COUCH GRASS. Extraordinary Mortality. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 12 December 1911
—- I THE TROUBLES OF A DROVER. s POISONOUS COUCH GRASS. Extraordinary Mortality. The passage of six thousand sheep through the town common is an ordinary event, but when it is accompanied by a mortality of 104 in a. few hours, it.calls for comment, and Mr T. Webb, the common ranger, relates. how six thousand sheep, owner Porter, Dowley 'in" charge, passed through the town on Saturday evenk ing for Warren Downs, and after halting at the pound-yard., departed, ;leaving 104 of the number dead. This is not the' first occasion on which shep have been'poisoned at the sanie 1)1 ace, and it was usually put down to some poison weed,. but as no - such weed was to tie seen, Mr W. G. Dowl\x=req-\ ingY stock inspector, put it down fo the "blue couch grass there, and blamed the.itinerant grasshopper for infection. Whether there is anything in this theory of infection has yet to be determined, but that the blue couch is poisonous ■ under cer-' tain conditions is vouched for by Dr. .7. M. Petrie, R...
TUESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 12 December 1911
TUESDAY. .11.30 a.m.—Calarie. ' 11.30 a.m.—Condouoiin, Newland's,, Bedgerabong, M'Phillamy's, t Hall's, Rawlin's, Jemalong, Ken-' nedy's,, Sweeney's, Bogandillon,\ Porter's, Cadow, Morgan Bros.','1 Hope, Borambil, Monwonga,;. Pretoria, Warroo Police, Carraf wobbity, Eulomo, Traversdale;: Dunns (Fairview), Donkiu's, Corrinella. 3.55 p.m.—Sydney, T.P.O., Bathurstn Orange, Young, Cowra, Melbourne, Molong, Cookamidgera;1 ' Parkes, Tichborne, Daroobalgie: (Late fee, 4.5 p.m.). ffc 9.30 p.m.—Eugowra, Cowra) Goola\x=req-\ gong, Grenfell, Ooma Creek; Wenz's, Ooma station.
TOM'S LAGOON PUBLIC SCHOOL. PRESENTATION OF PRIZES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 12 December 1911
TOM'S LAGOON PUBLIC SCHOOL. PRESENTATION OF PRIZES. The site of this school is better known as the' Sand Hill, and yesterday was a gala day for. Mr Cook's pupils. It was the break-up for the holidays, and the annual presentation of prizes was made. A very pleasant afternoon was spent, parents, friends, and ex-pupils also having a thoroughly enjoyable time. The headmaster, Mr Cook, introduced Dr. Delohery,. whose annual gifts to the school are highly; appreciated.. The popular medico congratulated the residents on the fine school building, and the successful work of the school for "the year, and said he always felt pleased to contribute towards the .prize fund, but was specially pleased to_ learn .that this year the parents had also subscribed to make the prize list larger. .. This year additional, eclat was lent to the pleasant function of .presentation by the presence of Mrs Delohery,' who. in" presenting each' pupil with a prize, had an appropriate and timely word to say. A very g...
WEDNESDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 12 December 1911
WEDNESDAY. 7 a.m.—Parkes, Bogan Gate, Trundle,! Condobolin. i/ 11.30 a.m.—Calarie; 11.30 a.m.—Yarra , Yarra, Anderson's, Speck's, Weelong, Glenr, yarra, Uah, Pearce's, Russell's, Amor, Chandler's, Leslie's, War-;; angla, Barry's, Boyd, Scott's,; ■ Tregalins. 3.55 p.m.—Sydney,. T.P.O., Bathurst, Orange, Young, Cowra, Melbourne, Molong, Cookamldgera, Parkes,' Tichborne, Daroobalgie; also Goolagong, Wenz's, and Tomanbil (via Cowra), GrenCell, (T.P.O.), Trundle and Bogarif Gate (via Parkes J. | Gate (via Parkes). (Late fees 4.5 pm.). ' ' . K 9.30 p.m.—Eugowra.
No Wires DEPLORABLE TELEGRAPHIC MUDDLE. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Advocate — 12 December 1911
No Wires DEPLORABLE TELEGRAPHIC MUDDLE. F.or three successive issues of "The Forbes Advocate" we have been unable to get a word of telegraphic information through for publication. Each day of issue our Sydney telegraphic agents lodge press wires for us at 9 a.m.; but never a word cornea through. The' simple explanation is that the whole service is in a condition of hopeless congestion and disgraceful muddle. Up till 11.45 a.m. to-day the local officials—who are a good lot of fellows, and doing their level best against heart-breaking odds—were receiving wires lodged for dispatch yesterday in Sydney.' There will, therefore, be nothing through till later in the day. We must apologise to our readers for the repeated. omission of telegraphic" information from our columns, but they will see from the foregoing that it is not our fault. We are to-day putting in another strong protest to the authorities.