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GALLONS OF SOUP. ENTERTAINING REFUGEES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
GALLONS OF SOUP. i entertaining refugees. A lilg family party of 4000, including many babies, often assembles at tho Alexandra Palace, London, but although It Is one of tho largest, family parties In the world the of llcia Is there faco the problem of feeding Its members, even at 3 a-m., with equanimity. The party in question, of course, la com posed of refugees— Belgian and French— and these often arrive In the small hours of the morning tired and hungry. Continental guests regard soup as an ab solutely essential part of the daily fare, and uie griyu soup Doners often work day and night to provide the different soups. . The refugees consume: — 1000 . gallons of soup, for which 6001b. of mei't and 6001-b. of carrots and oniona are re-, quired. 11001b. of potatoes, which are washed, peel ed. and cut up by special machines. 601b. of coffee. . 8c\yt. of cake, for tea. ' 4c\vt. of Jam, for tea. ' ? v 360 gallons of milk. ? : 811b. of butter for one meal. ' The Duke of Norfolk sends a 'v...
WHAT KITCHENER SAID [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
WHAT KITCHENEFk SAID. Lord Kitchener in hla ngt*ble speech In the Lords said that the tllw orthi Naval- con- tingent at Antwerp delayed the releade of the German besieging forces long enough /or General French to make & *bolur move which prevented ? the enemy from advancing on Calais. ?' 7 He also said that the Trench ' had not yielded a yard of thelr country for .. many weeks, !\nd that' the King oi the Belgians, although hard pre4i4d,.bad never left Bel gian territory and. doe* not intend to do so. As to recruiter we set about; 80,000 a week. 'The- time will , come when we shall require many more. When that' time comea — and I shall certainly let It be thoroughly well known—I feel sure' we shall have the re sponse which this country . always gives un such an occasion.'
BERGSON AGAIN. GERMANY'S MORAL FORCE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
BERGS0N AGAIN. I GERMANY' S MORAL FORCE. I German defeat Is figured out by Pro- JR fetaor Henri Bergson, the French philosopher 'f &nd academician. In tho Bulletin dea Armeefl ? (Paris). He bases his statement on the fact F that she lb destined to exhaust her stores not only of material, but also of moral forces. Quite contrary Is the condition of France, as he sc»s it, whose power, both moral and material, 'does not exhaust itself,' but 're- riows itself unceasingly.' Professor Berg son'a argument in that Germany s animated dv tais* iucuio, wu»v». nn. when she U-gins to want for matorial re sources. After canvassing the resouroesjn both aides, in foodstufTs, munitions. And men, and striking a balnnce in favor of tho Allies, 'l0'What of mnral forces, which aro Invisible, though of the greater Importance, because thoy can supplement the others, and because without them material forces are worth nothing? . , , Jf , B 4,Tho moral encrsry of races, aa of Indlvl- ? dualB. subsist...
IN THE CAMEROONS. BRITISH OFFICER'S NARROW ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
IN THE CAMER00NS. 1 BRITISH OFFICER'S NARROW I ESCAPE. I Hero wc are again for another line! Wc * had quite a hard time in the bus!} for six days. I think my last tetter Bald we were off patrolling (writes a British pfflcer from the Awa River.)- Well, It was a 'little show I was given on my own with 60 men. Quar termaster ? said the bush was the worst he'd seen In Nigeria, and he's been out here 10 years. Had to swim two rivers in clothes and It rained all tho time. We veritably . sat and slept in water. Was very fit after f it! f Our Job was to cross the Awa River and burn German canoes in a place called Ekok (Nsakpe), in Cameroon. We were told it was occupied, but it turned out there were no Germans there— they had left two days be fore. Wasn't It bad luck, Rather amusing ilnlsh — I came down Awa River, German one side and English the other, with a mad bugler (natlve)-to paddle, whom I couldn't keep quiet, and IffSve winked 7 the canoe nearly turned over! The crocodiles didn't loo...
PRINCE OF THE MUD. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
PRINCE OF THE MUD. 'To my mind nothing chiiracterises Ger man thoroughness In military mittcrs so effectively as the Ingenuity with which cer tain operations of the Russian campaign were organised anil parried out.' says Dr. Dillon; In the Contemporary Itcvlcu-. 'One German general, we nro told, had devoted years of his life to the strategic potentialities of the Musurlan lakes and bogs. During hiB military activity In .'peace time he held tho view that in the i-vent of a war -with Russia the enemy could arid should bo lured or driven into them. Other officers disagreed with him, and statesmen main tained that the best policy 'would be to have them drained. ?: 'A bill to enable the authorities to reclaim this entire marshy district' was about to be laid before the Legislature when tills mili tary npeclallst Implored the Kaiser to veto It. H1b request 'was .'granted, and nearly every yeir when conducting manoeuvres In that part oi the country, he -invariably con trived to got the. tr...
News of the War [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
News of the War Writing to his cousin, Mr. Harry Iredale, Counoil Clerk, Wrightville, from Chelsia barracks, England, on 31st Decembor last, Lieuteuaut Ar thur Saunders says : — We are having splendid news from the front now. I have got another new pay sergeant, bo told me btm aolL that about a mouth ago, with fifteen men, he took over 200 pris oners. As soon aa they could see our men they all threw their rifles down and deolared they were heartily alok of war and glad to be captured. He said this was a daily occurrence. He says we will wake up somo morn iug (and not long either) and find peace is proclaimed. He (tho ser geant) came straight haok from the front, so is in a position to judge. I bad a very buBy Xmas ; in fact it was work all tho time. Wo are go ing to send Kitohener's army out now, about 100,000 men every month, starting with this month. So you will Bee somo progress after this, and the fighting will be muoli' oasier.
THROWING BOMBS. A NEW GUN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
?THROWING BOMBS. ? : A NEW QUN. X shall never forget going up to tho flrlns line my first night 'up a road through a village absolutely deserted and ruined (writes a British Tommy from tho front). HouseH burnt, houses blown to bits and houses Intact. Roods with holes 12ft deen In theni caused by shells. Property lying about everywhere. Directly It gets dark the people begin moving; rollofs with food &c go up to the trenches. At first we generally got bark by daylight; later on wo used to sleep In the trenches, afl we were workimr nigm ami day in reliefs. The Germans had by this tlmo started throwing bombs, some or the trenche* being so close you could throw them by hand. We were called upon to produce the bombs, and threw our first on November r»! The Germans ;iro using mnrtars, and w r* are bnny making somo. A blind .German bomb has helped us to mako tho bomb, ns we took it to pieces and saw how It was made.. We shall probably get ours Into action In a day or two. We scored...
The War. Sydney, Saturday. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
The War. Sydney, Saturday. Captain Been oaliles from Cairo stating that aftor t^ie failure of tholr attempt to cross the Canal at Tour soum on Wednesday, the Turks did not make any further attaoks, and have been retreating sinoe. Their losses are heavy. For several days after the fighting dead hodieB wero continually found in the Canal and desert. They must have lost 4000, while the British losses wero 150. A few of the Australian troops wero under fire, hut there wero no casual ties. Two New Zealandors wero Wounded, one of whom has since died. It is officially announced in Petro grad that tho arrival of four fresh German army corps in East Prussia will necessitate a re arrangement of tho Bussiaii forces tindor tho sheltor of our own fortresses'. Wo aro on the ove of a groat aud long decisivo struggle. The ' Times' in a roview of tho heavy fighting in Poland, considers the wholo German operations failed . heoauso they woro planned without | proper regard to tho slrongth of the Russi...
MEN OF THE FLEET. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
MEN OF THE FLEET. . Mr. Churchill has passed a high compliment to the men who are manning our Fleet In the North Sea. 'The conduct of the Fleet Is exemplary. Any crime there is arises mainly among men who had been a long time in civil life and who had not fully remembered the excellent precepts of their naval training. But in the urana i-ieet tne conduct of tho men Is al most perfect. The whole personnel of tho Navy are a most intelligent class of skilled' workmen and mechanicians, and thoy have studied fully the conditions of tho war, and followed with tho closest interest tho heroic struggles of our soldiers in tho field and the zeal and enthusiasm with which they are discharging their duties inspire those who 1 lead them with the utmost confidence.' As to the men building our new battleships, he says: — 'We have been aided by tho patriotism and energy of the workmen in all the yards, who have strained their physical strength to the utmost, and have by so doing made them- ; selves...
WAR AND FOREIGN SCIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
WAR AND FOREIGN SCIENCE. Our readers may have noticed that trana- I latlons from foreign scientific journals arc not numerous in our columns of late. The reason Is well stated in the Scientific Ameri can, as follows, under the heading, A Dearth of Foreign' Scientific Journals: 'While the precise effects of the present feuropcuii conuict upon Americas supply of meats, groceries, and the like have been a matter of such uncertainty as to call for ♦Go vernment investigation, the abrupt curtail inertt of mental pabulum In the shape of st'ien title literature from the countries engag ed in the struggle has been only too evident. .The librarian of a large scientific library in forms iis that not a scrap of literature of a date later than August 1 has come to hand from Germany, and only a solitary scientific Journal, viz., the Oesterrelchlsche Flug Zeitschrift, of August 10, from Austria, The j Austrian publication opens with the an nouncement that many of Its staff have been called to the ...
Murdoch Serge Suits. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
? Murdoch Serge Suits. ' Murdoch's' new advertisement in this issuo refors, amongst other things, to thoir well roputed ' Ever rito' serges. They maito you a quite stylish and splendidly finished suit of this beautiful material for 39s 6d. ' Murdoch's' is ono of the big Syd ney housos whoso advortisod state ments have tho important morit of being truo in every detail, if you re going down for the big Royal Easter Show, you might sco tho wisdom of gotting ' Murdoch's' to fit you out wilh a nice 'suit for your Easter holiday. Anyhow, got to know this docont and capable firm bettor by postcarding them to-day to send you their elaborate cataloguo. It's free, and it pioturea the goods, describes them and prices them so faithfully that, although you live hundreds of miles oulbaok, you can, with this cataloguo beforo you, shop almost as oaBily as tho Sydneyito who buys over the oounter.
Latest Telegrams. Sydney, Saturday [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
Latest Telegrams. Sydney, Saturday The Chief Beoretary stated last night that the aotion of the Govern ment in assuming control of the meat supplies of the State for tbe use of tbe Imperial Government would bo tested constitutionally both in New South Wales aud Queensland. The interstate commission - would arrive on Monday and take evidence. The Minister for Customs does not think that Australians should be compelled to pay. more for meat; than the price at which it is exported, and added that the Federal Government could prohibit the export of meat. A Sydney firm was found guilty yesterday of trading with the enemy. Penalty was deferred until the con clusion of other similar cases listed j for hearing, j The State Parliament concluded its session last night, when a number of hills were completed. Mr. Holman states that under tho Norton-Griffiths scheme contractors would be oompelled to grant prefer ence to unionists. Rev. Dr. Long, of the Melanesia Mission, was drowned at Norfolk I...
Cobar District Hospital. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
Cobar District Hospital. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE. The adjourned annual mooting of subscribers to the Collar D'lBtriot Hospital was held at the office of the secretary (Mr. G. Marslie) last night, tho president (Mr. J. F. O'Dea) pre siding. Thoro was a fair attendance, and tlio rosult of tho ballot for the olootiou of 12 aommittouuien wasau nounocd as follows : — W. M' Donald ... 84 J. F. O'Dea ? 81 M. 0. O'Grady ??? 90. B. C. West ... — 74 A. Francisoo ... ??? 73 M. J. Duffy ? 72 F. .Tnnnings ... ... 69 H. J. Banuiator ... 68 M. J. Garretty ... 67 G. 0. Malliphant ... 61 J. E. Munro ? 58 M. A. Davidson ... 55 (Electod.) A. J. Kelly ? 54 C. J. Woollett ... 48 J. Hutchison... ... 33 Informal ... 5 Mossrs. M'Douald, O'Doa, Duffy, Jonnings, Bamiistor, Garrotty, Mali pliant, Munro, Davidson and West returned tbanliR for Llinir nloHimi Mr. J. Hutchison said ho was not surprised to ho ono of tho defeated candidates. He allowed himself to ho nominated, realising the Hospital at a lime liko th...
Sudden Death. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
Sudden Death. Tho death occurred suddenly on Thursday ovoning of a man named William Benton, a well known iden tity of the Cobar and Wiloannia dis tricts. It appears that about 10 p.m. deoeased was found by Constahlo I M'Konna in Marshall-streot, moaning and apparently very ill. The con stable assisted Bonton to Dr. Let cher s surgery, where ha expired immediately on being admitted. De ceased, who was 48 years of ago, came from Wiloannia about four months ago, aud was for fifteen weoks in the Cobar Hospital, leaving the institution last Saturday, apparently muoh relieved. Dr. Letoher made a post mortem examination of the body on Friday, and found death was due to heart trouble. A coroner's inquiry will be held.
Death of "Ginger" Atkins. THE INQUEST. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
Death of 'Ginqer' Atkins. j THE INQUEST. An enquiry concerning the death of the ahovonamed deceased was held before the Coroner at Condobolin on Wednesday last week, and adjourned to permit of a mines inspeotor being present, till Friday, when it was com pleted. I)r. Quirk gave evlnenco to tne effect that he found deceased had tho 7Lh, 8th and 9th ribs of tho left sido, over the heart, broken. The heart was compressed by the broken ribs. Death waB due to asphyxia, acceler ated by shook. Eric C. Greonwood deposed that he was the onginedrlver engaged at Pottor's Mine. On Tuesday, 26th January, he was ongagod in draining water from tho mine. Thoy com menced work about 4.30 p.m., and oontinued till about 7.30 p.m. At that time some obstruction stopped tho waler tank from being hauled up the mine. Tho shaft is 300ft deep, and tho obstruction took place about 100ft from the bottom. When I found that tho tank would not work I I reported it to Mr. G. A. Atkins, | the doconsed, and ho went d...
TERRIBLE TENSION. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
TERRIBLE TENSION. I The Padre who was In my room told me 1 that during' the night a young subaltern in M his sleep said, 'This position must be held ? at any cost.' This gives you some idea of 8 the tension the men are working under fl (writes a soldier from the front). Weeks ot §| life like this and rain which made their ?» trenches swamps muBt tell on the bravest of y men. The men all want to have baths and clean shirts. i The Prince of Wales and Prince Arthur n of Connaught came to-day, and expressed a fl desire to see the washing and cleaning pro- f| ecss, which all the regiments in this area fe§ aro at present undergoing. That night we §1 moved into aitother town, and occuplcd an- §1 other brewery. Here the men slept on straw- el covered Iloors in the storage and malt-dry- Fl Ing rooms, and we formed our mess In a Agl private house which had 'been 'Vacated. The BB sombreness of the interior of the Frencti B houses is awful, but we slept .well notwlth- SB standing. On our line o...
LA BELLE ALLIANCE. QUEEN VICTORIA'S PROPHECY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 13 February 1915
LA BELLE ALLIANCE. i QUEEN VICTORIA'S TROPHEOY. B 'Although tho Prince of WaleB has had ' ^ to view the war from afar, since. In spite of his ardent training with the Grenadiers, he could not persuade Lord Kitchener to advise the King to let him go to the front, his royal Highness has rendered incalculable servlct. to the country by extending, through the medium of his relief fund, comfort and sustenance to thoBe broke .in- our war (says tho Windsor Magazine). It is ln (ercou»B 'wwn iirs 1 public duty was to receive on English soil I President Poincare. Tho foundations of the \ Triple Entente wero laid, however, still ear- I ller In his career. When the Czar and Czarina ' ft were visiting Balmoral, and their eldest ? daughter was a toddling child, the then small ' ? Prince Edward led her forward by the hand - ? '- I 'La Belle Alliance,' smilingly - remarked - ' I Queen Victoria to the Emperor.' - - ?