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RECRUITING ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
RECRUITING ASSOCIATION. A meeting of the above was held on Tues day night last, but, no -doubt, owing to the cold snap, only a few attended.' The Gil gandra route march was brought up, but was postponed till next Tuesday night, when full consideration will be given to it. In reference to a letter from the Preml r, re a recruiting meeting. It was decided to notify him that in the opinion of this as sociation, seeing that we had had the Hon. J. Cook recently, there was no need for another meeting here, but that Portland and Wallerawang, who had not yet had a meet ing, could do with a speaker.
THE EARLY MORNING PEST. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
. THE EARLY MORNING PEST. Not the least annoying thing in the every day life of the -housewife ia the pest who bombards the front door, and when it is opened, wants to sell something tvat the household already contains or has no use for, but the limit in this direction was reached during the week. A resident ui Mort street complains that somewhere about day light on Wedn sday morning she was aroused by a noise at the front door that resembled nothing short of a train wreck. It took but a few minutes to spring out of bed and into a kimona and hurry to the door, but imagine her feelings when she was greeted with a loutish grin and an in quiry as to where Mrs. Somebody lived. The1 early morning trades people who are guilty of this offence deserve to be shot on sight. ?
COMFORTS FOR THE 20th BATTALION. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
COMFORTS FOR THE 20th BATTALION. A large meeting of friends and sym pathisers of the 20th Battalion was held in the Council Chambers on Wednesday night, when final arrangements were made to for ward Christmas comforts to the Lithgow members of the 20th Battalion. These com jrise 14, and are Lieut. Roper, Privates McGeechan. Band-Sergt. S. Wood, A. Rogers, J. Marsland, A. and W. MullinH. \r. Brad dock. J. Annesley, J. McNeill, J. Osborne, 3. Morris, and R. Schulfitad. Separate parcels have been made up for each lad. and then tthe remainder of the goods will be Bent col lectively, to the lads as a whole. Each lad, besides getting towels, soaps, tobaccos, etc., will be the recipient of a sheepskin vent and a Balaclava cap. They will also be the proud possessor of two Christmas puddings each. What a right royal ^ime they will have this Christmas. The committee wish to heartily thank those who sent things along. The goods were securely packed in a tin-lined case and despatched yesterday....
Cooerwull Academy. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
Cooerwull Academy. A visit was paid by our representative to- the Cooerwull Academy during the week,, there to find that everything was progres sing satisfactorily. By the courtesy of the headmaster (Mr. W. Saunderson), an inspec tion of the building and its uprto-date con veniences was not the least pleasurable in cident of the interview. In 1882 this school was founded, being a gift from the late Andrew Brown- Esq., to St'i Andrew's College, Sydney University.. Extensive grounds surround the buildings,, which comprise all that it is necessary for the comfort and convenience of the scholars Facilities for health-giving amusements and exercises are provided by means of an up to-date gymnasium, cricket pitches, football tennis, and other out-door sports. At the present time there are 36 scholars availing themselves of the opportunities to be fitted for the higher spheres of life. The courses of study are arranged so that boys are pre pared for the senior and matriculation ex aminatio...
WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT? [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT? The tragedy of the war is beginning to be brought to our doors by Iobbos of fathers, brothers, and sons, and perhaps a scene that was witnessed in Main-street during the week is as tragic &b any on record. A young woman, gowned in deep black, was waiting outs'de a shop for a friend. She held the hand of her two-year-old son. A recruit in full uniform was passing, and the tiny lad drew away from his mother and ran towards him with hands outstretched, crying 'Dadda.' Tears quickly showed in the young widow's eyes, and the soldier, taking in the situation at a glance, said, with trembling lip, 'My sympathy, madam.' If scenes such as these do not result in more men coming forward, then nothing short of driving them to the recruiting office at the point of the bayonet will be of any use.
AN APPEAL TO OUR HOUSE WIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
AN APPEAL TO OUR HOUSiJ. WIVES. X* ** Siopsd that ovory noumwife ia this town and district, and similarly in ?11 other towns and diotricta, will make appoint to-day of buying a bottle of 'Pick-mo-up' Sauco, and go give ampla proof for publication that Australian women folk aro now playing their part in supporting our own resources. As tho foregoing implies, 'Pick-me-up' Sauco la made in Australia. It is, therefore, free of duty and so costs loss than somo eaucea. Tho manufacturers gained gold medal at R.A. Show, Sydney, and 30 first, special, and other prizes. Every store keeper will bo asked for results of to day's appeal.
TAME TEDDY BEARS. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
TAME TEDDY BEARS. If Teddy Bears could bite, then we should be In a very pretty plight it seems to me; Since we know not, when or where We may chance to meet a pair. Of their little eyes fixed on us in a wild and beady glare* If Teddy Bears could scratch, I think it might Be even worse than if they'd teeth to bite; For you find them unawares, Under sofas, tables, chairs, Or lurking in the very darkest corner of the stairs. ; /s But they're never known to scratch or bite, because They, luckily, have neither teeth nor claw.s, Which 'is why nobody cares, In the least, if Teddy Bears Drop upon them, out of cupboards, either singly or in pairs.
THE TEMPER OF BRUTUS. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
THE TEMPER OF BRUTUS. Brutus, the wooden horse, had a very fierce and naughty temper, especially when he was harnessed to the wooden cart to carry his mistress to market. ? And one morning he felt much worse than usual. For a very long time he tried to keep his temper in himself, but at last he foit an vprv f.rnss find illsncreenble that he had to do something and let it out. So he started to jump up find down on his wooden stand. His mistress became very frightened, and shouted for help, and Tinker, the dog, barked at the top of his voice. They made such a noise that brave Bobbie the policeman came running along to see whatever was the matter. , And as soon as he saw how badly Brutus was behaving he made a rush for him, and he caught hold of the bridle,. and he pulled at it, and pulled at it. till Brutus had to stand still. And then he unharnessed Brutus from the cart, and led him away .to the dark and .gloomy prison. And he locked him up for a whole day and a night, so that Brutus...
ETIQUETTE FOR CATS. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
ETIQUETTE FOR CATS. You ask the reason, little friends, Why cats don't wash their faces, Before they eat, as children do, In all good Christian places. Well, years ago, a famous cat, ' ; The pangs of hunger feeling, Had chanced to catch a fine young mouse, ? Who said, as ne ceased sqealmg: But when she raised her paw to wash, Before they think of eating!' And, wishing to be thought well-bred, Puss heeded his entreating. But when she raised her paw to wash, Chance for escape affording, The sly young mouse said, sharp, 'Good- bye,'' Without respect to wording. A feline council met that day. And passed in solemn meeting, A law forbidding any cat To wnsh till after eating.
FOR THE CHILDREN. Fun & Instruction for Boys & Girls LITTLE IRIS. (Continued from last issue.) [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
[?] Fun & Instructioii for Boys & Girls Conducted by 'Uncle Joe.' LITTLE IRIS. (Continued from last issue.) The days and weeks passed quicKly by; Ctiristmas caine and went, and Athol had ?once more gone back to college. Stllji Iris lingered. Yet she grew frailer as the days , v went by. All could see now that her days on earth were numbered. But it was not .until Nature was decking herself in her ? bright array to meet the spring that Iris Westcott passed away. i am so glad I am going,' she often said. 'My only sorrow is that I am leaving all I love behind. But I do hope to meet all again some day. You will know that I am waiting for you.' ? Aunt Ellen's merry face was ,now grave ,ab she saw the pale, hollow face grow paler, .and in its stead she often saw the laughing childish face of long ago. And Iris never knew of her playmate, .Jeanie Milton's sad heart, nor of the tears she often shed for her. When she came to see her little invalid, a bright smile was al ways ...
THE ONLY BRITISHER IN THE CROWD. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
THE ONLY BRITISHER IN THE CROWD. An amusing thing happened in the sale yards at Feilding (NZ..) recently. A pen of sheep was under the hammer, but the auc . tioneer failed in hie attempts to get a bid. After a great deal of persuasion, however, a dealer offered a price. 'Ah, that'B the ? way,' said the auctioneer. 'That's the only Britisher in the crowd.' ? As the price was satisfactory and no advance was offered, the pen was knocked down. 'What name, please?' aBked the clerk. 'Schwartz,' the man replied.
WE WONDER WOULD HE? [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
WE WONDER WOULD HE? We have been informed that an individual in the town has been so incensed at the statemets contained in the columns of this journal relative to the Pommy v. Australian controversy, that he is preparing to let the dust into our office per the window by means of a brick. Though, aB far as we are con cerned, the question iB now closed, we would like to inform this galoot that we do not hold ourselves responsible for the opin ions of our correspondents, and our windows are inoffensive things anyhow; besides this, the staff has a strong abjection to working in a dust storm.
TOWN BAND SACRED CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
TOWN BAND SACRED CONCERT. The Town Band (which looked particularly smart in their new uniforms) gave two splendid concerts on Sunday last. The first one was in the park in the afternoon, at which a great crowd was present, and the other was in the Trades Hall at n'ght. The programme of the latter function was as fol lows : — Hymn, Nearer, My God, to Thee,' band; song, 'The Lost unora,' mjsb Murley; selection 'Bohemian Girl,' band; song, 'The Trumpeter,' Mr. Beverley (en cored) ; cornet solo, 'Oh, Dry Those Tears,' band: duet, 'Mouth-organ and Autoharp,' Mr. Grant (twice encored); song, 'David singing Before Saul,' Mr. Walker (encored); selection, 'Andante in G,' band; and 'God Sftre the King.'
A LOCAL SALVATIONIST OFF TO THE FRONT. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
A LOCAL SALVATIONIST OFF TO THE FRONT. The second member of the local Salvation - Army corpB has volunteered and been ac cepted for active service. The first was Bro. Cooper (who has been wounded), and now Bro. Perry, a well-known member, is off to do his little bit. He has been accepted tor remount work, and goes into camp on Monday at Holdsworthy. He will be greatly missed in the local corps. He says he has heard the call, and must obey. May he re turn covered with honor and glory is our earnest wish.
HOSPITAL PATIENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
HO8PJTAL PATIENTS. . There are 30 patients at the hospital; 11 of these are Buffering from infectious corn plaints — four from diptheria and seven from scarlet fever. A man named David Wade was admitted on Thursday and he had to have part of a thumb amputated, conpe quent unnn an accident at the ironworks. Nurse Murphy is one of the fever patients, she being laid up during the week. Her case is by no means seriouB, however, and we trust that she will soon be well enough to resume duty.
UP WITH THE LARK. [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
? UP WITH THE LARK. ' A milk-cart, belonging to a local vendor, has a small lamp hung at its rear near the tap. This is' evidently used so that cor rect measure can be given in the early hours of the morning, before the daylight is sufficiently strong . Who'd like to be a milkman?
HASSAN'S WALLS [Newspaper Article] — Democrat — 9 October 1915
? HASSAN'S WALLS During the recent high winds a large, tree was blown over the Hassan's Walls track. , Visitors to the walls ' should be wary of snakes on the mountain tracks. They ap pear to. be about early this season, and are a small variety of the whip Bpecies. One has been seen twice in the neighborhood of the well and another has been noticed on tthe track at the back of the town (Hospi tal Hill) close to the large rock.