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Portland [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 4 September 1915
Portland (From our own correspondent.) A robbery was committed here last Fri day night at the residence of Mr. C. A. Douglas. Mr. Douglas and his wife left home about a quarter past seven to attend a meeting in the School of Arts, and on returning at about 10.30 were greatly aston ished to find that their house, had been ransacked. On investigation, Mr. Douglas found that he had been robbed of about £20 in cash, and that a, gold watch, valued at ten guineas, was also missing. The mat was immediately put into the hands of the police, but so far no trace of the 'ntruder has been found. The German, Laage, returned 'to Portland' on Thursday, 4n the custody of ConaltablV Ferguson, who left here last week to go to Queensland to make the arreBt. Some time ago Laage was given a passport to Taree. After he had left for Taree another German complained to the police that Laage .had gone away with about £90 belonging' to him. . Then there was a warrant issued for his arrest, and he was caught i...
Oakey Park [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 4 September 1915
Oakey Park (From pur own correspondent.) There was a stoppage .of work at the ? Oakey Park colliery both on Wednesday and 'Thursday over the wheeler trouble.. T'he miners decided not to go down until things are more satisfactory. It is expected that y there will be an aggregate meeting to dis cuss the question. It is to be.hoped that something satisfactory will come 'out of it. .- ' ' ?''.???' .A' ' ' ': ' ! ?'?? ?-???' ' ^ ' ? ?' ? :.)-'' ?.'? ?'''?' '.??'?''.? .
Rydal [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 4 September 1915
Rydal (From our own correspondent.) The weather here for the past week has been almost perfect for this time of the year, and almost all of this season's crop . nas been sown. A number of residents journeyed to Cheetham's Flats on Tuesday night to pay a surprise party to Mr .and Mrs. Chapman, and a most enjoyable time was spent. While out driving, Msesrs. Piggott and Cale had the misfortune to meet with what might have been a serious accident. The horse, which was attached to a sulky was left tied up and in their absence the animal took fright, breaking the tether and bolted through a paddock for a distance J. about a mile and a halt'. As. it was darn, it was ? some time before it could be found.
Wallerawang [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 4 September 1915
Wallerawang (From our own correspondent.) The Wallerawang ra'lway yard is now un dergoing drastic alterations. About 100 men were at work on Sunday last doing neces sary work that otherwise would be impos sible while traffic and shunting were going ?on. The signal boxes and overhead bridge are nearing completion. Several more of the loco, staff have been notified of their removal. Mr. Loughrey, in charge of the loco, shed, is, we believe, going on the re lieving sta.ff. Mr. John Payne, a resident ?of many years' standing, is being removed to Hornsby loco, shed, and Mr. James Bag nail, one of the oldest residents in Wallera wang, is being removed to Mudgee. Two or three others are also going, and some who are anxious for removal, have been told that they are to stop here. We do not know, or do we believe the railway authori ties, know, what will be the ultimate result of all this. Possibly in the near future all . this will be undone, and Wallerawang will yet be one of the principal ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 4 September 1915
The Safegeard of the Home iiiiiilipjiife ^^lliiilllWiliiii ? lilil J$ est ^ggliSfiil I Foolish mothers dose thoir babies with home-made con- | . ill auctions or something recommended by a neighbour, and I $ perhaps upset the little stomach and make the baby cross and 5 II uncoiul'oifablo by this mistaken economy. Wise mothers do ? jj not experiment with untried nostrums, but depend on a remedy ] 5! which Jias been compiled from the scientific prescription of a i jj famous phy.-.iuian, and is designed to cure the cold without f I upsetting tlie digestive organs, Dr. Sheldon's' New Discovery f $ is tli is remedy, and mothers may give it to their babies, secure j-j »i in tho knowledge that coughs and colds will no Jo?iger rack I i the litl-le bodies. jj '; . $ I Good for all the Family i ? For Oroup it- hiis tho most wonderful results. Whooping Cough is cut f, K short by tho use of Dr. Slushlun'd Now Discovery. Kor all tliu family ills £ I resulting from throat, clwst or lung compliant...
Hampton. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 4 September 1915
Hampton. (From our own correspondent.) On Sunday last Private Albert Boyd, hav ing been duly vaccinated against small pox and enteric, arrived at Hampton on leave till September 8, when he will return to the camp at Lithgow. It is rumoured that his brother, Robert, is contemplating enlisting shortly. . At the rifle range on Saturday, a few re servists turned up for rifle practice. The best score put up was made by J. Rush worth, who scored 22 out of a possible 35 at 400 yards. Considering the unfavorable conditions, this was a fair score. On Sun day J. Rushworth again made top score with *»..?. ... ; ^ -.;?,- , ? A meeting of the rifle club is shortly to be held to consider what form of presenta tion to make to Private H. Commens will take Private Conrfmens, who was one of the. earliest and most enthusiastic members of Ihe Rifle Club, is at present in camp at Warwick Farm racecourse.' A meeting is being convened for Saturday night to take place in the Public School to arrange what f...
THE END OF COBAR. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 4 September 1915
THE £WD OF COBAR. A visitor to Lithgow received the follow ing telegram yesterday afternoon: — 'The Great Cobar authorities at Cobar have re ceived instructions to let the mine flood.' This means that the properties will not be worked for a long time, if ever. The efforts of the company to raise sufficient capital have been ineffectual, and the Government, from whom they expected assistance, have turned them dotra. This practically menas thd end of Cotoar.
COLONEL HORSKINS. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 4 September 1915
COLONEL H0R8KINS. A graphic recital of 'Our Work Among the Troops' will be given by Colonel Hors Itins, of the Salvation Army. The admis sion iB free, although there, will be. a collec tion to defray expenses. The Patriotic Committee are invited to be present, and it Is expected a large muster of soldiers will aleo be on hand. Not only will the Colonel be well worth l'stening to( for he is a splen did platform man), bat a good musical pro gramme will be rendered as well. . The place will be the Town Hall.
FOR THE CHILDREN. Fun & Instruction for Boys & Girls A Family Game. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 4 September 1915
[?] Fun & Instruction for Boys & Girls , Conducted by 'Uncle Joe.' A Family-Game. The duck family lived In an orchard; so did the old cock and bens; but they were so busy with their own .affairs that they paid little attention to the ducks, they were busy too, and d'd not care. Besides, they Tiad a secret, for one day Mrs. Duck had found a small hollow in the ground near the trunk of one of the oldest 'apple-trees, where the grass was tall, and where there tp :?-? some blackberry briers, and their she decided to make a nest. \ , First she lined it smoothly with the long grass, and then inside that she put a layer of soft, downy feathers that she pulled from her own breast. Here she had laid her eggs, and waB sitting on them. When she wanted to leave it to get food 'and take a little exercise — for it is tiresome sitting so long: — she would pull the feathers over the eggs, and they were kept warm, anil also hidden from curious eyes. One summer morning there was great...
A Call to Every Man. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 4 September 1915
A Call to Every Man. Wben the lockfast book is opened and the thrilling tale is told ?Of our heroes close by Egypt, where the battle-tide has rolled. Tell me, when we read the story, will your . name be written there? When the deeds of pal and brother echo loud from shore to shore, Will you feel like many another, sick at heart and conscience sore, Knowing that you shirked your duty, paid no heed to country's call; Their'3 the honor and the glory, yours the wormwood and the gall? Too late then to don the Khaki, too late then to wear the blue. Now's the time to grasp the sword-hilt if to manhood you'd be true. Sweep aBide that paltry hindrance, you, Australian, play the man! Sign to-day the roll of honor, volunteer while yet you can. Let the sneering, craven scoffer live bis lit tle, useless life ; There's no room for slimy reptiles in the British Lion's strife. No. 'tis men who hear the summons, men that listen to obey, Men from city, men from country — will you take your place to-d...
Be Jabez! He's Wright. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 4 September 1915
Be Jabez ! He's Wright. Mr. Jabez Wright, M.L.A. for Willyama, in the State House, is nothing if not original. Speaking to Mr. Carmichael's motion last week to take a referendum on the six o'clo ck closing of hotels, Mr.' Wright is reported to have said, amongst other things, that he favored National opinion— but if National Opinion were carried, he would le'ave the country: — It was Jabez the Good, Who in Parliament stood, In the midst of his laborite brothers; And sought to explain That he wouWnt- abstain — 'Twas something quite welcome to others. Why question the Wright Of 'nipping' at night?'— And Jabez then uttered a warning; 'The secret was plain, He'd repeat it again — 'The curse was the nip in the mornJD£.' But let us rejoice, / For the musical voice Of Jabez defeated the motion; We're delighted to-night To know Mr. Wright Is remaining this side of the ocean. P. A. FITZPATRICK. Wingham.
Euchre. AS PLAYED IN EUROPE TO-DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 4 September 1915
Euchre. AS PLAYED IN EUROPE TO-DAY. 'I'll make it Clubs!' said the Kaiser, 'And call on Austria's Ace; Between, us, we should make It A fast and furious pace. The Allle's called on Belgium, They said 'This is your hour!' So just outside the forts of Liege She flopped down the Right Bower. t - Then France — who never can forget The sufferings at Alsace Joined in the game, and very soon She followed with the Ace. Now, Russia, with almighty force, Which showed tremendous power, Stretched forth her pan, and with a roar Flung down the other bower. Then John Bull with a! saintly smile, Said, 'This beats Yankee Poker! This German bully see me rile! So he laid down the Joker. And when the Kaiser saw the hands Of men he thought he'd bluff, 'I'm Euchred, by the Lord!' he cried 'Mein Gott! I've had enough,'