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Free Prize Competition
Open to Everyone. All have an Equal Chance.
The “BARB” CYCLE Manufacturers Invite you to Enter.
1st Prize A HIGH-GRADE “BARB” BICYCLE. 1st Prize
2nd Prize DOUBLE-BARRELLED BREECH-LOADING GUN. 2nd Prize
3rd Prize FIRST-CLASS CYCLE GAS LAMP. 3rd Prize
Having taken a List of Names of Users of Bicycles throughout Victoria, including a few from every district, and written each name on a separate paper, which has been folded and placed in a barrel and thoroughly mixed up, 50 folded slips have been drawn out and numbered on the outside 1 to 50, as they were drawn. These have been placed in an envelope and sealed up, so that no one knows the chosen names.
We now invite the public to send in a list of names, with full addresses and occupation, of all the ladies or gentlemen they know who use bicycles in any part of Victoria. These lists will be carefully checked by special clerks and placed in a special index. The sealed envelope will be opened when competition is closed and the competitor who includes the greatest number of the 50 names, or, in the case of two or more getting same number, the one who places names nearest in rotation as per selected list wins the prize.
1. Entries will only be accepted on forms supplied, which we will send on receipt of name, address and stamp.
2. No names will be accepted unless with full address and occupation (if any).
3. Entries close on 7th December, 1909.
4. The Firm’s award will be final.
Winner’s names will be published in this paper on 21st December, 1909.
The largest list will not necessarily win, as a small list may include the greatest number of drawn names, yet the more names you give the better your chance. It is quite probable that your neighbouring cyclist may be the first-name drawn, no matter in what part of Victoria you live, so everyone should compete, even if they only know a few cyclists.
WRITE TO-DAY FOR ENTRY FORMS (Enclosing Stamp).
Note New Address-
312 Elizabeth Street,
Source: Euroa Advertiser2