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A Dangerous Practice. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
A Dangerous Practice. A correspondent writes : "It has been brought under our notice that a very dangerous and reprehensible practice is becoming increasingly prevalent; and that is of carrying firearms and recklessly using them on motor cars whilst travellingat high speed-not only in the daytime, but equally; so after dark. The practice is indulged mostly on Wednesday afternoons, and along the roads with in a few miles'of town. The inference is that the guilty parties are the em ployees of the shops and other busi nesses out for 'high jinks.' Bearing in mind that there is a considerable subuiban population fringing Quean beyan, and that the shots so fired go whizzing by their homes and across their enclosed grounds, and at hours ,whep children are returning from school, the offence becomes aggrava ted; and it'is to be hoped that the hint here given will be respected. If not, there' is a drastic law which must be put in force to stop the prac tice."
HOUSEKEEPER HOME HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
HOUSEKEEPER HOME HINTiS. EqtiBi qtantities, of 'parafIin oil and vinegar, well miiked toýther' "give a brillia8t. polislh to f?hfitdtre. These shouild be ·applcld lIghtly "With at soft cloth. Micei ill hot Ye-ojie a hble which has berii. filled with amy miAitre coln taining lye. Flour Worked into - a paste witl lye imiikesb a good jpepara tion for the pitirpoe. Bristles of hair brushes which hate become soft.caii be inaife stiff and firm again by dippin them into a penny worth of alum, dissolved in sitfficient water in whiih to wash the- brushes. To poseivoe patent leather nd enamel kid shoes, iid' to prevent th'dm from che?king, rub tham well after wrearing tliem and rainoving the rust with vasoline. A piece of bread tied in a muslin bag and put into the shucepais in Which a cabbage is Heih boiled will often prevent the uiipltasdnt. "cabbhaiy" smell usually 6dtaceablb Whir' coO6kTg this vegetable.
THE BURMESE WOMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
THE :BURMESE, WOMEN.. Inhis reoehtly published observations onl his- trdre!s i, India., ?Ghinaj and Japan Sir PFrederick Treves gives greht pr&ise to?the-Bhrmese,.w6men; whose dressing he found admirable in every respect. Burma he found to be a coun try of intelligent women, where there is "no such thing as fashion," and yet where woman's dress is "as nearly per fect as any female costti?e can be. Its chief claim to perfection," he says, "is that it is exquisitely, divinely simple. This may not appeal to the Western lady, who may hold that strict simplicity is only becoming to the workhouse in math. The dress of the Burmese wo man consists of a white linen jacket of the plainest possible type, without col lar, tie, or cuffs, and a skirt of un studied Bilk wrapped closel* tohnd the body dowh to the feet. This robe is marred by neither lounce nor ffill, and so far as the uninitiated can tell, has escaped even the touch of. needle or thread. Sandals to the feet and gold bangles...
THE LITTLE SOLDIER. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
THE LITTLE SOLDIER. In a dim old dusty attic, where spiders ckreep and crawl There's a pits of, children's' playthings, all heaped against the wall; There's a score of battered soldiers And a sword with broken point, And a torn and tattered cocked h.it. And a cannon out of joint. But where is the little soldier, with his eyes so winsome and blue, With his curly head all tousled in the heat of a grand review ? The shadows are softly falling, and dimly thro' the gloom Comes the tramp of soldiers marching, and canons' muffled boom; And a score of painted soldiers With their rifles held in place ',Iarch after a haught, leader With a smiling dimpled face. Ah I here is my little soldier, with his eyes so wistful and blue, And his ghostly little army, going off to a big review. In a lonely nameless graveyard, where many brave hearts lie Unheediig .the sound of battle, under a wintry sky; Along with his score of soldiers, With their riles laid aside, They've finished the game they started I...
Earlier Cables. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
Earlier: Cable.. - Sir John French reports that since the 16th. the British have " pierced the German lines. over. a: front of more, than three' miles. Stirring accounts are published of the bravery of the Australians in the: Gallipoli fighting. Though 'the conflict is fierce at Gallipoli: the Turks ,are retreating before the -Allied" forces. Desertions continue on. the apart of enemy officers and soldiers at: Smyrna. :In';the furious fighting. in France the French have, despite violent at tacks by the enemy, maintained the groUnd they have won." * Italy, though 'resistance. :in Aus tria has so far, been feeble, is pre pared for the enemy's line., of de fence, which begins on' the east bank *of the 'isonzo. SA Balkan news agency states that a British submarine in the Sea of Marmora on: Monday :sank" three Turkish transports ivhich'were carry ing troops and ammunition, two torpedo boats, ahd' a' collier, Only twelve. of the torpedo boate's sailors reached. ;the Thracian coast. Tne !s...
German Escapees Recaptured. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
German Escapees Recaptured. Some time on Saturday last two in terned Germans escaped from Berrima and succeeded in avoiding their pur suers until Tuesday, when they were recaptured at Bredalbane by Constable. Sampson. They were lodged in the Goulburn lockup and handed over to :)ie military authorities, in whose company they were escorted back to the consentration camp. The men are sailors, and after making good their escape went across country. It is understood their motive for escaping was to get work again.
War Food Fund. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
War Food Fund. .Fom Mr. F. E. Winchcombe. (President), we are in receipt of a copy of booklet issued by the com mittee of the Chamber of Commerce War Food Fund containing progress report, balance sheet to April 22nd, list of foodstuffs shipped, distribution lists, and copy of letters of apprecia tion received from the recipients of the goods. The committee will be pleased to post copy of this booklet to anyone on application.
WARTS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
WARTS. A gobd method of treatment is to touch the surface of the whrt'twice daily with pure undiluted glacial acetic acid applied from the tip of a wooden match or toothpick. Do not use enough to run down on the sound skin; merely enough to dampen the skin; merely the entire surface and crevices of the warts. As soon as soreness is felt, suspend applications for a few days until the soreness disappears, then re sumeno appications. After a time the wart will disappear, leaving no sear. Do not cut the wart, and do not cauter. ise it with rapid caustic.
A WOMAN'S WALK. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
A WOMAN'S WALK. The narrow skirt demanded by pre sent fashions calls for a careful walk. Long strides are impossible in such a skirt, and the danger is that a Chinese toddle will be encouraged. Well-shod feet, with heels that are hot run down, are essential with the modern skirt. A girl wiil do well to remember that fashionable clothes are never properly displayed unless the wearer's carriage is good. Let a girl pay attentioh to the way she walks and to her general carriage if she wishes her clothes to be a success. It took a severe illness to teach cii,, woman that she neither walked nor breathed correctly. When she had been off her feet for several months and had literally to learn to walk over again under the direction of a tiained nurse, she realised how badly she had walked and carried herself previously. In her convalescence, she was taught to hold up her chest as she walked, and to take deep breaths at all times;. She learned to walk with out dragging her feet and swing her a...
POETRY. SOLDIERS, EVERY ONE! [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
POETRY'. I IOLDIERS, EVERY ONE! Out of the night, from far away, Bugles and beat of a drum Through the mist that is wet and grey Over the bridge they come. Tramp, tramp, tramp go the passing feet .Aud a ten-mile march begun- Men who are simply "keeping fit" Soldiers, every one ! Honour the men who march at night; When a long day's work is done. Over the bridge in the flickering light, With a ten-mile march begunt Neither rifle nor sword are there- Uniform have they none But the same strong spirit is binding them Soldiers, every one! lito the mist that is wet and grey, SBo?es nMd drums that beat, • Oradtall_ , faintly, fade away, - And the thud of tramping. feet. Hon6br the men who march at night,. * Whbna a long day's work is done.-~ For the same great spirit its leadin them Soldiers, every one! * Peggy Grant, in 'Vosintry Life.'
Plenty of Good Reasons Why [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
Plenty of Good Reasons Why These are some of themi ( Every Customer receives absolute satisfaction , . - For" cleanliness and quality of goods :it has no rival..,, Queanbeyan people also know. they patronise a place that helps to make strangers form a good opinion.of our town, when visiting it. . The above are only a: few of the several good reasons why POTIRI'S DINING ROOMS are so popular. The :place where you can' have a wholesome meal or light refresh merits at all hours; and where the best fruit and choicest confectionery are, procurable-Potiri's "Canberra" - Dining and Refreshment Rooms, Monaro.street, Queanbeyan.. Tele phone 77. , '"f: ; ! t
CLOTHING KITCHENER'S ARMY. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
CLOTHING 'KITCHENER'S ARMY. .T.e. manufactureri of clothing for the new armies is proceedini in the West Riding of Yorlfshire on a "colossal scale. . . It is estimiated~ that between 2350 and 00. miles. off,,khaki cloth and its substitutes, from~i 64.in. to 56 in. wide, aro being"wove;t' every :week,' and that at least 80: pdr. cent. of all textile machinery a;is- engaged - on the Army work:.?. . ,?. Ofer. 12,000 looms are busy, working on' an average nearly "time and a half." "One mill alone produces forty miles off!cloth weekly. :,:'Some 50,000 tailors and tailoresses are making up the material into gar ments, 'workmin in most cases from 8 a.rrn. to 9 or 9.30 p.m., the work as a 'whole being supervi?ed by -a com mittee of experts appointed by the War Office. h In. regard to Armr 'l`bots, some 200 factories in the kin? om are devoting labout CO per cent, of their total output to their manufacture. . About twenty . factories ini Leeds alone produce some 40,000 pairs a week-.'; Army ...
Neglected Vision. Ernest Bosch's Visit. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
Neglected Vision. Ernest Bosch's Visit. This well-known firm ofsight specialists, whose periodicnl visits during the past ten years are an indication of expert attention will visit Qucaubeyna, llnrrison'd Hotel, Wednesday, June 16th. We can be seen only at the above hotel on date advertised. Beware of the "so-cnlled opticians" who travel from; house to house, soime claiming to represent us. ERNEST BOSCH, '.S.IM.C. (London), Consulting Optician, Cr. IMartin Place and Pitt Streets. opp. G.P.O., Sydne.. Self sight testers sent free to any addrcss.
DOCTORING WAR HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
DOCTORING WAR NORSES. ;At the Front horses are treated with just the same. .care and skill, as' is shown to the ,soldiers,. and are .given choloroform .',and . other;. anaesthetics before being operated upon .by" skilled officers. 'To every division' and cavalry brigade .is attached a' Mobile..Yeter inary Section, each consisting of. one officer and .twenty-two traiied. men -of the A.V.U.. '" ' ' The' Mobileo' Section is divided: into two '.sub-sections,. one employed in collecting sick and' wounded horses from the firing line and' other places, w?hile the other " branch. conveys the patients to the nearest railhead. Thence they are sent 'by train to the nearest base. veterinary hospital, where they' are treated'- accoididg'" to the -'nature' of their 'wounds, br' sick ness. ' .Each hospital ha's accommodatioin 'for somo thousand or more cabes,.and is eiquipped with every requisite for medical and surgical Use When sufficiently "recovered thiel:horses are drafted to the ,'convalesce...
WAR COINCIDENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 28 May 1915
WAR COINCIDENCES. It is curious to note how the long arm of alphabetical coincidence is figuring generally and also in relation to prominent personalities in the, present war and their achievemerts. Our first naval loss was H.M.S. "Amphion." It was Leman who de fended Liege when Berlin affronted Brussels by .violating Belgitm. It' was Beatty who beat the Germans in :the Bight and sank the* would-be :baby. killers in the "Bluecher." It was Sturdee who sank Spee in the''"Scharn horst." It was Botha with Boers who beat Beyers. It is also notable how the letter K has figured in the life of Lord Kit chener. His past associates him with Khartoum, the Khedive, the: KhIalifa, and Kabul--his present: with' the Kaisor. ,