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SAXONS WHO DO NOT SHOOT. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 1 April 1915
SAXONS WHO DO NOT SHOOT. Tho Nottingham "Guardian" states (that a Derby man; in a Jotter from tho north taf Franco, makes a surpris ing revelation*as to the feelings which govern a section of the Kaiser's army, ?writing to &lt;a friend at home under date January 23, Private H, Po'Cterton, 1st Leicestershire Regiment, says:- "The surrounding's Ihere are most extraordin ary. A portion &lt;il the German line Is occupied by Saxons, who have never fired a shot since Xmas Eve. They &lt;mvphatlcally declare that they are really the same as the English by race and that they are determined not to Are another shot, and as soon as the British start ito advanco in Flanders fthey are ready to surrender. Owing to th'o incessant rain tho trenches be camo flowing streams, and, of course, Nad to be evacuated, each having to build a -parapet of sandbags and loose earth, to take the place of the trench. As soon as daylight appears each day tho Germans can bo seen all over the p...
GRAZIER'S CLAIM. DEPASTURED SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 1 April 1915
GRAZIER'S CLAIM. DEPASTURED SHEEP. Sydnoy, Tuesday.-William George I Matcliett, a grazier, of Bora nihil, was j in No. 1 Jury Court, tills afternoon, j before Mr. Justice Sly and jury of; four, awarded £1075 8s from T. "W. tfolam, a grazier, of Forbes, in respect to tlio delivery of 5760 alieep, -which1 wero depastured at Borambil station. Tlie con'traot -prlco.\vs 11/6 per head. The claim was lor £2000. Tho defenco Was sale on condfUou.
THE DYING IRISHMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 1 April 1915
THE DYING IRISHMAN. A -pathetic story is told by a woun ded coldlor now- In hospital near Lon don, of the dcatli of an Irishman. "Wo came on him," he said, "after ono of tho fight3 on tlio Aisne. *Wliut can wo ao 'for you?' wo asked tender ly. for wo could seo ho was not long for this world. 'Can you whistle?' ^*as the surprising reply. "Two of us said wo -could, and asked what ho -would like. 'A Nation Qnco Again,' ho roplied. "Tommy Burrko \VhiStle'd a few bars, and tho dying man's eyes worb fixed on him firmly all tho time. When it was over ho held out his hand to Tommy and said, "Thank you, lad; it doe3 me heart good to hear tho ould tuno for tho last timo this fiido of the grave.' Tiien lio turned over and died "with a smile.
ENTITLED TO SMOKE. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 1 April 1915
ENTITLED TO SMOKE. An officer just liomo Xrom tlic front j tells an amusing story of one oi'his ! men, a Lancashire lad. When the i fight was hottest, the 'Lancashire Tom-* niy, was seen lighting his pipe behind j the shelter of a big tree. His officer I went up to htm, and asked him with some vigor what he was doing there. | "Ah'vo tfhot seven," was Iho reply, j "Shot seven!" cchoed the angry officer, i "What tlio blazes has that got to do with it?* Tho Tommy explained: "Tliey said as how 'they were seven to one, and Ar thought as Ali'd shot sev en, Ah'd done my wha'ck and could Ii'avo a smoke!"
CURRENT NEWS. EASTER WEATHER. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 1 April 1915
CURRENT NEWS. | EASTER WEATHER. Tho Wofcther Bureau issuod tho fol lowing forecast this afternoon (Thurs day): A few clearing showers along .tho seaboard, otherwise fine generally; with cool southorly winds. I The members of Friendly Societies are asked by their lodges to make a I special effort to tako part in tho pro cession on Easter Monday. Wallendbeen Patriotic Sports on Saturday next should attract a num ber of visitors. A monster prograinmo of sports is arranged, and a now sulky the handsome gL£t of Mr. W. J. Cart wright and employees, will bo disposed of'byart union. Mr. J. L. Roonoy Is tho lion, secretary. Following will bo tho services at St. Mary's and district ^or Holy Week. Young, Holy Thursday, 9 a.m., 7.30 p.m.; Good Friday, 9 a.m., and 7.30 p.m. Sunday, April 4th: Easter Sunday, 8 a.m., 11 a.m., and 7.30 p.tn. Milong, 8 and 10 a.ro. Greenethorpo 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday, April 11th: Thuddungra, 8 a.m., Bulla Creek, 10 a.m. MARRIAGE. At the Methodist Church on Wed- nesday...
MAN AND WOMAN BURNED. SHOCKING ACCIDENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 1 April 1915
MAN AND WOMAN BURNED. SHOCKING ACCIDENTS. Orange, Tuesday.-While Vera Nor ris was pouring kerosene on tho kit chen fire at the Green Gate hotel last night her dress ignited. In au in stant she -was enveloped in flames, her clothc3 being burnt to ashes. Her head and body were terribly burned. She was taken to tlie hospital, and ad' mitted in a precarious condition. Herity, Tuesday.-Harry Pifkie, a young man who was engaged in clear ing land at Yerong Creek, left lioxun on Saturday morning for his work. On Sunday morning, Mr. J. Galvin called at his house, and not finding him at homo made a search, and Pifiiie was found lying unconscious besldo a fire. Both his hands were almost burnt off, and his body was badiy burn ed. Pifkie is in a critical condition.
A SENSELESS JOKE. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 9 April 1915
A SENSELESS JOKE. | Risking the heavy penalty for a , false alarm, some practical joker turn | ed out the Melbourne Are brigades on 1 April-lst The head station was des patched only to And on arrival in Col iins street that someone had been play ing the fool. That much-married man, Mr. Alex finder Cribbes-ho had' three wives well known as proprietor of "Cribbes* merry-go-round" which periodically visited Young in days gone by, died at Beechworth (Victoria) a few days ago, at.the age of 79 years. Mr./C." Throsby Smith, accountant at the Commercial bank, Grenfell, for the pa'pt two and a half years has been promoted to Murrumburrah.
COMMERCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 9 April 1915
[ COMMERCIAL. John Bridge and Co., Ltd., report: Wool.-The difficulty In connection with shipping wool JrnJ become more acute. It is, however, hoped that the position win become more settled before wool sales arc resumed on tho 2Cth April. Homebush Sates. Sheep.-Further full supplies for ward during week. Values again good for prime sheep and lambs suit: able for cxpqrt, other descriptions dull of sale at low rates. Prospects for prime quality are most encouraging. Cattle.-A fair number yarded on Monday, and values again very firm, and In some instances showed a fur thcr rise. I3est beef realising up wards of £2 per 100 pounds. City Yards. Pigs.-Heavy supply forward on Tuesday, and values for all descriptions showed a decline on recent rates; so far as we can Judge improved values must rule ahead. Calves.-Limited supply forward and values for well grown prime sorts most satisfactory. Prospects are good.
Wallendbeen Sports. £200 RAISED FOR PATRIOTIC FUND [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 9 April 1915
Wallendbeen Sports. £200 RAISED FOR PATRIOTIC FUND A wc'»l organised and successful ef fort for Patriotic purposes was' the Wallendbeen programme of-2S events carried out on tlic Rccreation Ground on Saturday last and supplemented by a social in the local hall on Easter Monday night, as a result the fund will benefit to the magnificent sum of about £200 making the total patriotic effort for this centre over £100, the attend ance exceeded expectations, and was well tint» abtultiiy o»frv«'.l f«rby a committee of ladles with the Mayor ess, Mrs. L. P. Forsyth at the*head. The sports programme was carried out without a hitch by a committee which included motft of the aldermen with the Mayor, Aid. Forsyth at the head of affairs, and an ideal and Snergette secretary in the person of Mr. J. L. Hooney. The tug-of-war was one of the most ex-citing events of tho day and was voted by experienced sports-goers a3 eciyal -to the -best metropilitart* team In the final pull, which was between the lo...
GENEROUS SPORTSMAN. MR. WREN'S GIFT TO BELGIAN FUND. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 9 April 1915
GENEROUS SPORTSMAN. MR. WREN'S GIFT TO BELGIAN FUND. Mr. John Wren's confidence In tho ability of Garlln to win tho A.J.C. Don caster Handicap on Saturday last was unbounded. It, however, has been equalled by his generosity when the LInacre-Argea colt flashed past tho judge's box a comfortable winner, tho Victorian sportsman having donated the stake-£2236-to tho Eelglan Fund. 1 Mr. Wren's gift was announced In the following letter to Mr. C. W. Cropper, secretary of tho Australian Jockey. Club: "Associated with the success of Gar lln In winning the Doncaster Handicap it has occurred to mo that it would ,be a happy opportunity to assist tho brave Belgians in their dire distress. "One must not forget the part theso [bravo Allies have played in tho war, and we. owe them a deal of gratitude, and Australia should show its fullest (appreciation of them In a generous [and practical manner. "I have therefore, pleasure In direc ting you-to pay on my account the pro ceeds tp which 1 would pers...
Merchandise on Footpaths. COMPLAINT OF A RESIDENT. INSPECTOR TO REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 9 April 1915
Merchandise on Footpaths. COMPLAINT OF A RESIDENT. INSPECTOR TO REPORT. The practice of exhibiting goods for sale outside shop fronts is A com* mon one at Young, and up till now very little complaint has been heard. At last night's meeting" of the Coun cil the question was raised through a letter being received objecting to geeds being exhibited on account of their being a danger to the public. Mr. O. Puraehouse, junior, wrote - "I would respectfully submit to your Council for consideration and ask that Mr._ W. J. Coffey of Main street, Young, be asked to retnovo the racks hanging immediately in the front of Ids shop doors n«d windows. The reason I ask this, is on account of my having run into one of them and glv ing my head u nasty bumb. also that 1 consider they are dangerous to the public, inasmuch that any person of medium height is very apt at any time to collide with the racks, and probably receive a nasty gash. When the above letter was read Aid. IIUls said it /was a matter w...
Drink and the War. ALD BEARD MAKES A SUGGESTION. COUNCIL TO ABSTAIN FROM STRONG DRINK. [Newspaper Article] — Young Witness — 9 April 1915
Drink and the War. ALD BEARD MAKES A SUGGES ' . TION. COUNCIL TO ABSTAIN FROM . . STRONG DRINKw In view of tho King's decision to ban Intoxicants' from tho Royal household, during the poriotf" a! the war, Alder man Beard made a suggestion at last night's Council meeting that the ald'r men of the Municipality of Young set an example to the town, as the King had done to the nation, by abstaining from strong.drink as a beverage, while' the war is In progress'.'1-'Aid. Beard pointed out the benefits to be derived to the nation from abstaining from strong drink, and ho thought, tljo al* dermcn should set nn example to the townspeople. Aid. Hills did not see that any good could come of tho sug* gestion if it were adopted. Personal*" ly, ho would have a drink If -he wanted it and no Council would stop him. He was 65. years of age and had never been drunk, and ho thought that 'was a good record. The question was a very knotty one, for the Council to deal with. After some further re* marks, ...