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CAPTAIN BILL HITCHEN. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
HITCHEN. v . : .: ■»; ' „■ : The following is taken from the Oraig© "Leader," of last Friday :— " Captain Hitchen, who command ed the first route march in the Cora^ monwealth, and who received an en thusiastic welcome when hi^ army in embryo trekked throngh Orange, is in town ■ At present he is attached to the Bathurst military camp as one of the new Commonwealth army of 50,000.- Corporal Hitchen, as he is now, has a son in the trenches in Arabia, from whom he iaas just re ceived a letter which breathes the spirit of his dad in every line. He winds up by saying that it is pretty rough over yonder, but he wouldn't miss it for a king's ransom. Since de^ livering his Coo ees at Liverpool Corporal Hitchen has been at the beck and call of the military author ities organising, taking charge, and superintending the route marches which owe" their existence to his wonderful organising ability. He has been to the south coast towns, and up to Armidale, Inverell, etc., iand was then sent back t...
GERMAN FEAR OF OUR TROOPS. SOLDIEBS IN EARNEST. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
GERMAN FEAR OF OUE TROOPS. SOLDIEBS IN EARNEST ^ What does the German really think of the British soldier" as he is to-day ? We knowthat he thought him contemptible before he met him. Daily perusal of German -papers shows that the Germans now sing a different song. They admit now thai thej respect the Briton's fight ing qualities. Recent battles show that they fear him. Herr Bernard Kellerman, in the "Berliner Tageblatt,deals with the British, soldier fighting in the west. He described his encounter with some Brit ish prisoners, and how he came upon them while they'were cleaning their uniforms. "The mud of the trenches of Givenchy and Loos came-out in clouds from their coats and trousers. The puttees were carefully unwound, washed and hung up to dry. They even use.d,: pocket-knives- in order to remove all traces of mud. "At"c6i(ple of Highlanders; Were Ftanding by a water trough carefully washing themselves. They had fought splendidly. Standing up right, they had--delivered volley a...
CORRESPONDENCE MR. ARKINS' ENLISTMEN[?] To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
MR. ARKHSTS' ENLlSTMENl To. the. Bel Itoiv-. Sir,—Yonr coubemporarV, in its - last issneV in deferring', to th^fact that Mr. Arkins," lftepaber for.'tlii®. district, liad enlisted; conclndes:'Klie para graph: " It was a splendid/strategical -stove, and will no. 4rja'tit secure him the seleptiftju'and a walk over at the ■a-aJiwi/JipBS.The inference to b& drawn, from this sentence is that the "only tiling that prompted, Mr. Arkins lo enlist was consideration for his polit ical seat. I consider it is playing the gamelpretty lowj and rather a dirty slur on the young man concerned. It should be the duty of your contempor ary to honor any man who enlists to j fight for his conntry, rather than to apparently discredit his action. IE Mr. Arkins comes here before he goes to the front, we will probably see the editor of your contemporary mounting the platform and slobbering the member with his' praises and puffing out a lot of lip patriotism. Such is the disposition of some men. Yours...
HUMOROSITIES. ALL THAT WAS LEFT. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
HUMOROSITIES. ALL THAT WAS LEFT. Patrick McCaun liauled water from the river to the village. One day a passing stranger thought to have some fun at Pat- j rick's expense. He asked: "How long have you hauled water, for the village, my good man?" .''Ten years;.' "Ah! How many loads do you take in a day?" "From ten to fifteen." "Ah, yes. Now, I have a prob lem for you. How much water at ihis rate have you hauled in alj?" The driver of the watering ear jerked\ his thumb backward toward the river} a.nd replied: '' A^l the water ye don't see,there nomV ' I ^
DIABETES. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
DIABETES. i (B,y a Doctor). "1 /Diabetes is a condition in which, the -most striking feature "is- the habitual passing of large quantities of water, and thirst leading to the constant drinking of large amounts of water. Whilst no one has been able to dis cover the cause of the affection, we quite understand how the-condition is maintained, and if this does not enable us to cure the af feetion, it helps us to afford considerable ear i to the patient, and a definite prolongation of his days. ' : All foods are composed of more or less complex' substances which have to be reduced to simpler forms before they can be absorbed into the system, and distributed to the tis sues. The process of digestion is effected by various kinds of\ferments, some of which ar > provided in the meutli, and others in the stomach and intestines. All starchy foods are converted by means of these ferments into sugar, which is .rjeadily\*''ubsdrbed:;;i^0.-^%K&lt;i' bloody carried to all parts of the"' ...
TRULY FEMININE. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
TRULY FEMININE. ''What clo you know about women?" asked the first young husband. . . '' Nothing," responded the second young ditto. . ' "I guess I don't/ either,?' rejoined the first, "and I've been married for over three months. Yesterday friend wife asked me how I liked the dinner. She does the cooking,, you know.'' The second youthful hubby didn't know; but he nodded just as if he did. "And when I began to praise the dinner," replied the other one, e' up she rose and began to cry! Said she feared I loved her only for her cooking!". The second hubby smiled. "She had a cry coming," he explained. "That's all." Preparedness.—"My dear, you look sweet enough to kiss." "That's the way I intended to look, Jack."—Dallas News. * * * "I am afraid I shall have to commit you as a vagrant," said the Justice, looking sadly at Weary Waggles. "You have no visible means of support." "But, your Honor," protested Weary, "I couldn't bring my wifo along- She's too busy supportin' the family.—Life.
HOW GERMANY MAKES WA[?] THE GREAT GENERAL STAFF. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
HOW; GERMANY MAKES WA1 THE GREAT GENERAL STAFF 1 'There has been a sudden outburst of asser tions and hints about the' igfoeforaa I General Staff (recently wrote '' The TiihesH ' correspondent, formerly in Berlin) £• ^t)ne Badical newspaper said that f -the Govern xnont during the last two months has been v engaged upon the creation of a new General Staff, to supervise the prosecution of the war by our armies in the field.'/ Another Badi cal journal said that what impressed those who met General Jo Are during his brief visit to London "was that he was ai" man who*" could make up his mind that he had formulated his Opinions on well-thought-out schemes prepared by a competent General Staff, and was ready to meet a new situafton with a new deci sion," and the writer went on to talk about u general feeling" that "our own General Staff requires strengthening." The "Na tion" wrote at length about, the German General Staff, ' ' the thinking; brain' of the German armies,'' declaring that 4 ...
THE LADY MOTOR DRIVER. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
THE LADY MOTOR DRIVER I '1 Tlie tactful girl will soon realise that an : endless stock of good humour and a smiling | face will do infinitely more than the affeeta | tion of masculine • clothes and manners. To ; smoke and swagger about the garage yard may prove amusing for a time, but it will kill both respect and tlmt inborn spirit to help.''— j &lt;&lt; Daily Mail.''
PATRIOTIC CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
PATRIOTIC CHILDREN. "It is estimated," says the ^annual /review of- the .Education Department, '&lt;£tlia^ money, and goods to the value of over £120,000 have been contributed for patriotic purposes through the efforts of public school children.^und teach ! ers during the year just closed. • I In the early part of the year the schools !■ contributed directly to various patriotic funds, i but later, as the result of organised efforts, j £29.500 was raised for the starving Belgian | orphans, while, in connection with the Aus I tralia Da}' Fund, children throughout the State | attending .both public and private schools, ; contributed £53,0000 to a fund knowir as the "Mothers' Thirty Thousand/' in aid of the j Australian wounded sailors and soldiers. Dur ing the year also the senior girls attending the , schools made articles of clothing for the relief | of our distressed Allies, and for Bed Cross and i War Chest requirements. i Among a squad of policemen who were be ing examine...
TRUE! [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
TRUE! j "What makes you think we;11 hayev' better ! times when the war is over V a ^ " 'Well, for one thing, all th&lt;S.SQ^i§S^^-o' do nothing but stand .around -discussing the' war news will have time to go fraek to work"! " —- ' Weekly Se jtsman.''
BOOKER WASHINGTON'S WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
BOOKER WASgpFGTON-'S 1 The death of Bookei Washington, at tl|J 56J( is a grievous blow to negro com-/ iiiuniiyK l/Ju'aygli,ouJ; v^mcxjea (says 11 The _ vThe ^ss^O^H^uifluenee and his $with the hands ' arid oiily^^^P^^^brain—may check - a moyenfent-wlucli'.'.subs3?i3'iffied by the white men of New England, has effected mar vellous results. V Booker Taliaferro Washing$Dn, ae'Cprding tp his own belief and family tradition^ was born ■•Booker '^fishi^gta^^ j.; te work centred m the T-ui^ego-k J^|tiTOte^Mi^&lt;|fifltti£il Alabama— an in'dusjaial institute 'i'oi negr6#S;.;\KKapidly the industrial, mstitjj$p,, at Tuskejgee- greyfyiinto a mighty centre of:4&lt;^rniitgftinft industry, cnr&lt; dowed by wealthy white men and by negroeS and negresses who had accumulated wealth in the northern States. .^JThgre tlie colored boy or girl is instruct^ iii^iril'iiiediate and ,useful ways of earning a living as a mason, archi tect, carpenter, dressmaker, taijor, bootmaker, typew...
PROUD CHILD OF MOTHER ENGLAND. GREAT AUSTRALIA SENDS A PRESENT TO THE NAVY. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
TSOIJD CHILD OF MOTHER &lt;»&lt;*$•*. ENGLAND GBeSt r £tl$TR&LIA fcSENDS A PRESENT ( " TO 'TftlJSTAVY. Y/f ' Australasia:,,lias launched, her firsts armburea cruiser. She had'already a little Navy of her own, made oyer, to the Motherland for the Wafi«j a' Navj^. jointly subscribed by the Aus tralian' "Commonwealth, New ' ZealajyWfe-and ourselves, "and it was one of the iiusti^H^i cruisers which sank the German Emden. But those ships were built, for Australia in the yards of the Old Country; the new cruiser, lately launched at' Sydney, is, except for one destroyer,'.the first sliip of war constructed on the great Southern continent. The name of the new cruiser, the Brisbane, makes an amazing story. The vessel is named after the capital of Queensland, and the city of Brisbane, like the river of the same name, commemorates the memory of General Sir Thomas Brisbane, the soldier astronomer, wno,. while gaining world-wide fame by cataloguing 7385 stars in Australia...
A GERMAN ON PERMANENT FORTIFICATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
A GERMAN ON PERMANENT FORTIFICATIONS. / "7-S, Although the war is still in progress, German military men ai^e beginning to write illumin ating articles, in which are embodied th,e vital lessons of the war. Of such a character is a paper by 'Frobenius'' on "The Portress in | Present War," published in " Kriegstechnische Zeitscrift" and republished in the' "Interna tional Military Digest Quarterly." From this writer we vlearn that at Namur the Germans brought up thtrty-two modern siege, pieces, which were placed, in wo groups, at abotvt three miles from the Belgian line. These, we are told, hammered away at'a single section of the defences and were.-.themselves well out of the way of the heaviest Belgian ordnance. The garrison clung to the-"trenches tor protection without being able to answer the fire. It is an . actual fact, we are l^^^hat I ort Maiseret fired only ten rounds:: it was itself struck by 1,200 shells, fired at the rate of j twenty minute. Little wonder is it that the f6...
A MAN WHO SAW HIS HEART OPENED. THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT DOCTORS SAW. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
A MAN WHO SAW HIS HEABT OPENED. — i THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT DOCTORS SAW. "War stirs a Strang© conflict of emotion in the human heart. It is tragic and heroic, high and low, noble and mean. It brings ' out thie most glorious and the most sordid qualities of men. It lifts tlie human mind' to its greatest height and drags .it to its lowest depths. v There is nothing in the Great War more wonderful than the work of the .surgeon; in some ways the achievements of Europe 's doctors are as thrilling as the work of her soldiers. Even the doctors marvel, and, if doctors marvel, those of us who are. only ordinary people may well marvel too; These: skilled specialists are performing things which had always been declared impossible —until theys were done. One of the most astonishing'? operations since the war began was..the; removal, of a bullet from a man's heart while he lived and was conscious. It has actually been done, but unhappily the man died four days later. The manipulation of the he...
PROGRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
PROGRESS. The moving pictures having at length' totally eliminated the regular drama, it no longer be came necessary for actors to know how to use their voices. As the, stage was the only place where the average pexson could learn how to talk properly, - which, jeven under these con ditions, was not much c>f an art, died out alto gether.; Thus people lused gesticulation to convey what ideas they'^had- In the course of time mDn became monkkys once more, but ex perienced considerable inconvenience, as all the trees hid been cut down. There were, how j ; ' ever, tfe ruins of many/tall buildings still left, upon the roofs of which they did the .best they coui'd. ! .
WANTED THE RAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
WANTED THE RAIN. Iii certains parts of the West, where with out irrigation, the cultivators of the land would be in a bad way indeed, the ligh%rai^. that during the growing season fall from time| to time are appreciated to a degree that is unknown in the East. One summer a fruit grower who owns fifty acres of orchard was rejoicing in one of these precipitations of moisture, when his hired man came by the house. "Why don't you stay in out of the rain?" asked the fruit man. ''I don't mind a little dew like this," said the man. "I can work aloiig just the same." "Oh, I'm not talking about that," exclaimed the fruit man. "The next time it rains you come into the house. I want that water on the land." i
STORYETTES. HANG HIM. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
STQBYETTES ? HANG HIM; ^William White .was a Teriness'ean and a'lad of champion optiMi^tic calibre, as a visitor to the hamlet discovered. :!^£^6oems ^tli^^il li|Em^Wtete's broth ex. in cold 'blood. ' 'Well, Willi^m/how about'your the'visitor asked him one day after p-t^j^|^:,&lt;^W'eli," said "William, "they've putgaol for a month."- "-That's.-, rather' a li^t»; sentence for a cold-hiooded murderj" &aicfthe visitor. '' Yes, liam 4dmitied; "but at the end of the month they are goin' to hang him." Bobert Lowe, the great English commoner, was exceedingly sarcastic and frequently un . gallant." XJpon the occasion of a well-known wedding he began to descant on the absur ! dities of the marriage ceremony. "When I married,'' he said, all the worldly goods with which I endowed my wife might have been carried in a bundle over my shoulder. ' "Ah! but Bobert," interposed Mrs. Lowe, "there was your great intellect.(.»"35£§q.''' I certainly did not .:;endo^g p00g a\oi&lt...
MR "JACK" TIBBITS [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
MR "JACK" TIBBXTS | We congratulate Mr Jack Tibbits | on securing h position as travelling ; representative for the widely-known ; firm of-Bedford,.Taylor and-Weston, ! of Orange and Wellington. Jack | knows the west from A to Z, and his | experience ought to hold good in his | new position. Our best ..wishes for I his success.
THE ROYAL HOTEL [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 25 February 1916
THE ROYAL HOTEL Another sign of progress and up to-dateness is seen in the installation of electric light throughout the jRoyal Hotel premises. Ivan—we'll give In in the credit of it——is making good in these days of local advancement, and this latest addition will constit ute a big improvement to the Royal. It will only be a short time when the Impeiual Hotel will be able to boost of the same improvement.. At the first-named hotel an S h. p. Tangye engine and a dynamo are being in stalled, and the other work will be gone on with immediately. V