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LOCAL AND GENERAL. PRESBYTERIAN HARVEST FESTIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
I'RESBYTKRIAX HARVEST FEST IVAL. The annual harvest festival services were held in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church on Sunday. In the morning a large congregation was present, while in the evening the church was filled to over flowing. The edifice was suitably decora ted with sheaves ot wheat, other cereals, and fruit, the work having been done by the ladies associated with the church. The choir rendered special anthems and chor uses during each service, while sacred solos were sung by Miss Jardine and Mrs. Robinson. The preacher at both services was the Rev. J. McDowell, who delivered popular aud appropriate discourses.
A LIVELY COUNCIL MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
A LIVELY COUNCIL MEETING. There -were wild scenes - at ; the Council meeting at Rand wick last night :£or the purpose of electing a mayor.- The public and aldermen engaged, in ; mutual recriminations for a : couple of ; hours, and seven aldermen handed in their resignat ions. . Eventually the-• meeting ad journed . iwithout a mayor being elected. It now devolves 011 the Governor to. appoint a mayor. '■ London, Tuesday. The billiard match between Stev enson and Gray stood as follows at the close of play last night: Stev enson 9945, Gray ill play 9720. The German barque Pindos, bound l'or Chili, was driven ashore on the rocks at The Lizard during a gale, and was wrecked. Twenty seven of the crew were rescued. An explosion caused by careless handling of some explosives occurr ed in a mine at AiHomien, in Silesia Delegates representing 41,000 Derbyshire miners met in conference at Chesterfield. During a heated discussion it was pointed out that there were only one or two collier ies in ...
DRESSES, GLOVES, RIBBONS AND LACES AT MANSON'S SALE. SUCCESSFUL WONGA-JONG SCHOLARS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
DKESSES, GLOVUS, 1U15BOXS AN JL> LACKS AT MAXSON'S SALE. SUCCESSFUL WOXUAIONC SCHOLARS. Nine pupils of the Wongajong public school attended the examination held at Forbes on 1st December, 1911, and all were successful in qualifying for ad mission to the higher classes of the Dis trict School. One candidate, Reginald •shields, secured a High School scholar «hip. The names of the other examinees are as follows :—Rcnald Emmett, John Lynch, Michael Smith, Ken Addison, John Wil son, William White, Mary Lynch, and vlary Wilson. Master Reginald Shields will probably attend the Boys' High "School, Sydney, and it is the wish of the Educational Department that the remain ing pupils attend the Forbes District School. The teacher at Wongajong, Mr. Lynch, is to be congratulated on the suc cess of his pupils. During the last four years, six of them have secuied High School scholarships, carrying an allowance of £30 per annum, together with free edu cation and free text I ooks, for a period of ...
A CLERK SHOOTS HIMSELF [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
A CLERK, SHOOTS HIMSBJjF - George Black, aged 35, A. clerk . residing at Paddington, and employ ed by Messrs Edwards Dun lop and Go. at. tliehrt paper warehouse,' -shot himself at the" office this morning. Black lefta letter on the desk ... in the country order manager's office requesting, that: the troirbl^^b'el kept 'from his.'fin'othe'r.' -"He: -tlioh blew out his brains,, outside "the.';, door. Yesterday, a shortage was discover ed- in Black's cash. > -
LET ThE EMINENT VIENNA OPTICIAN TEST YOUR SIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
LET TIEE EMINENT VIENNA OP TICIAN TEST YOU It SIGHT. At the very l'lrst 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 the date mention ed below, when your eyes may 'jo 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, Dresden, London, and New York, lie is also a qualified Master of the British. Optical Association. Mr. Basser may be consulted in person at the Albion Hotel, Forbes, on Tuesday, March 5th. Mr. Bas eer's permanent address in o.hn'Hs House, Sydney.
MANSON'S SPECIAL STOCKTAKING SALE CONTINUES FOR THREE WEEKS. FORBES MUSICAL SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
•HANSON'S SPECIAL STOCKTAK ING SAI7K CONTINUES lOIt I'HKIilK WlililiS. FOIMJKS .MUSICAL/ SOOIKTY. A meeting of the general committee of the above society was held last Friday night. Mr. F. Kevin occupied the chair, and there were also present Messrs. Geo. Morrow, E. O'Ryan, J. Horslield, A. J. Booth, B. G. Evennctt, B. P. White, II. K. Ford, D. Hansard, and L. J. Hagarty. It was decided to produce Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera " The Pirates of Penzance," half the proceeds to be devoted to the Forbes hospital funds. The opera will probably be staged in May or June and rehearsals will coinmencc next Mon day night at the Methodist hall when new members should present themselves. Mr. O'Ryan reported that a Sydney lady, Miss Fctherston, had generously offered to visit Forbes and play the difficult part of " Mabel." Miss Fetherston has a splendid soprano voice and is a talented actrcss and is playing the part shortly with a Sydney operatic society. It is estimated that the opera will...
TORCHLIGHT HANDICAP. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
lOKCHT/KilfT HANDICAP. The second of the series of torchlight handicap footraces organised by Messrs. E. Atkins and R. Crippen was held at South Forbes on Monday night. The pro gramme was first set down for last Friday night, but had to be postponed owing to the high wind interfering with the torches. The result of the racing was a win for 13. Beulah, 10 yards, I, with B. Reid, 6J. yds., 2, and A. Sanders, 7i yds., 3. Only about a yard separated the three placed men.
Students from Uruguay. TRIP ROUND THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
Students from Uruguay, J _ i TRIT ROUNDTH1C WORLD. | . A parly of half a do/.cn young men, sons of well-established residents of Urugu y who have taken diplomas us ngricult uriil en giiccis ill their own country, arrived in Sydney during the week accompanied by Senior Bustamantc, Consul-(!cneral in Aus tralasia for Uruguay. They were sent oil a twelve months' trip of the worlil by the President of the Uruguayan Iiepublio and the Minister for Agriculture to study the breeds of cattle and conditions governing the agricultural and pastoral industries of the various countries of the world. The commission arrived in Australia after hav ing completed a six months' lour iu the British Is'es and South ICuropean countries. While in N'civ South Wales the party lost no time in getting over the ground. They visi'ed Tamworth, the Sydney University,] Hawl csbury Col lege, and were present at \ the second day of the Berry Show. On Fri day night they left Sydney by train for an inspection of the Ya...
SMART MILLINERY AND COST UMES AT MANSONS'S SALE. HOTEL BURNT AT PARKES. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
S.MAKT MI WjIXJSKY AM) COST UMIW AT MAN.SON'S SAIJS. HOTHL IH'liNT AT I'.VKKES. At about half past twelve on Friday night a fire broke out in the old Occiden tal Hotel at Parkes, which for a number of years was kept by Mr. Fred Mazoudier, and was recently closed as a result of the local option vote, and since then has been conducted by Mrs. 1' O'Brien as a board, ing house. The fire started in the centre of the building, and the flames spread with alarming rapidity. One of the Misses O'Brien was the first to give the alarm, the occupants barely having time to es cape. The whole of the front portion of the building, which was built of weather board, was totally destroyed, and the rear part, which was built of brick, was also badly gutted, although a portion was saved by the Fire Brigade, who with the help of several .police constables and citizens were also successful in saving Mr. J. Delaney's house to'the north, which was threatened with destruction. Th; building, which was the pro...
THE REDISTRIBUTION SCHEME. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
■■THIS REDISTRIBUTION SCHEME:'-' The :• redistribution schemo is drawn up on the basis of a populat ion of !)S50 -votes per constituency. No constituency .•••\vill.~-v.lxavo-> more than 11,050, and none less - than 7(550. It'; is believed eight- old electorates will disappear,- seven_ from the country being given; to (lie city and suburbs. , .
Mr. Churchill at Belfast. THE HOME RULE SPEECH. ORDER KEPT IN THE CITY. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
Mr. Churchill at Belfast. THE HOMIC RULE SPEK.UH. ORDER KEPT IN THE (-ITY. AJr. Winston Churchill, on arrival at Belfast, drove to his hotel to await the hour appointed for the Home Rule meet ing, which has been attracting so much excitement. When he left lor the Celtic Park a crowd of 10,000 was gathered in (lie vicinity. The constabulary experi enced great difficulty in clearing a passage for his car, which was almost overturned in the crush. The crowd uttered fearful menaces and imprecations and made a grim demonstration of passion. The Minister did not flinch. He took the out burst of hostility with remarkable calm ness. When AJr. Churchill entered the Nationalist quarter the scene was trans formed. The reception bestowed 011 him was of the most remarkable description. Benedictions were showered upon him from the windows beneath which he passed. Not a groan was raised any where. At many points effigies of Lord Londonderry and Sir Edward Carson were suspended from posts. They bor...
The Royal Show Schedule. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
The Royal Show Schedule. The schedule for the next Royal Show in Sydney, which takes place April 2nd to 10th, is now available for intending exhibitors. Alterations, while not of :i very striking nat ure, :ire numerous, and the . prize list has been increased by some £400, which will make a total of £5,400 for the show. A few new classes have been added in the horse section to cover such breeds as hackneys and Welsh cobs and Welsh ponies, making these dis tinct from other ponies. The class has been again inserted for Arab stallions, and some of the con tests liavo been rendered more at tractive. The ladies riding astride over the bunting fences have a class in which £50 is given, whilo equestriennes who adhere to the side saddle are provided with a special class also in which the prize money is £30. The committee rec ognises that rdiing is becoming more popular again, and equestri enne events are very numerous. For some time past the committee lias considered that entry fees in the ...
SECOND DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
SECOND DAY. GILGANDRA HANDICAP, 6 fyr. H. IJ. O'Brien's The White Knight, 6 iz (Gardiner) I G. Clarke's Veronite, 8.4 (McHugh) ... 2 Mrs. A, Vv&lt;inters' Master Murillo, 7.5 (H. Quinn) 3 Other starters : Orsile 9 8, Cable News 6.13. Betting : 2 to I Orsile, 3 to I Veronite, 7 to 2 Master Murillo, 5 to 1 The White Knight. Cable News was left at the post. The White Knight won by a length and a half Time, 1.16 J.4. GRENFELL HANDICAP, 6 fur. E. Mclntyre's Lord Skopos, 8.0 (J. Pratt) 1 R. Townsend's Ilannah, 8.5 (E. Clancy) 2 J. Crook's Simar, 9.12 (P. Wood) Other starters: Amber Lad 8.5, Cum nock 8.1, Wornbin 7.9. Ilannah led for half a mile, where she was displaced by Lord Skopos, who re mained in front to the finish. Time, 1.18 4 5ths. COW HA HANDICAP, 1 mile 1 fur. S. Jones' Arice, 7.7, walk over. SPRING FLAT HANDICAP, 6 fur. G. Clarke's Veronite, 10.9 (E. Moon) 1 L. N. Smith's Larnaca, 8.2 (R. Walker) 2 J. Mackie's Adnor, 8 4 (W. Manning)-.. 3 Other starters : Vicomte 9.8, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
"W. JVC@©re, f|ro©ke & €©„, LAND & STOCK SALESMEN, FORBES, Have the following CHOICE ESTATES on offer : — 4.—Miles from Peak Hill; Fine Wheat Farm, 2560 acres, 700 acrcs clcared for the plough, netted, good homestead. Low price lor a quick Sale. 12,—In Forbes District, 3^ miles from Railway Station, wheat farm, 1790 acres Freehold, splendidly improved, 1600 acres clcared for the plough ; one of the very best and most highly improved properties in this favoured district. Attractive Price. 1ft—Highly attractive cutting up property, suitable for wheat farms; 8 miles from i railway at Forbes ; well improved ; about 3000 acres clcared for the plough out of an area of 7,500 aces. Price reasonaoe § 27.—Beautiful farm of 2560 acres, alongside the route to be traversed by the Forbes-Stockinbingal line ; nothing better offering for mixed farming; large area beautiful red land, while ponion of the property con-isb of rich fattening myail flats ; no money to spend in improvement...
The Forbes Times. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th. SOUTH AUSTRALIAN ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Forbes Times — 14 February 1912
The Forbes Times. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th. SOUTH AI'STIMJjIAN KLKCTIONS. There will be a considerable amount of satisfaction in Liberal circles at the outcome ol' the ex traordinary elections in South Aus tralia which took place on Saturday. At the time of writing the results were far from complete, but they showed as far as they had been compiled that the Liberal victory obtained by I>lr. Gordon in the Fed eral electorate of that State previ ously represented by the late Mr. ' E. L. Batchelor was no mere flash in tho pan. The results accentuate also the success achieved in the Victorian general elections, which took place just before the end of the year. The position according to the latest news available is that the very narrow Labor major- j itj" which stood behind Mr. Yerran during his term of office has been converted into a minority of six In other words, the Liberals have attained the representation of -21 seats while the Labor party aro left in possession of 18. It is re...