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THE OATH. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
THE OATH. I sweat' to cherish in iny heart this hate - Till my last heart-throb wanes; ' So may the sacred venom with my bloOd - Mingle and charge my veins ! May there pass never from darkened brow The furrows hate has sworn ! May they plough deeper in my flesh, to • mark The outrage I have borne ! \ By towns in flames, by my fair fields laid waste By hostages undone, By cries of murdered women and of babes, • By each dead warrior son. I swear to conquer or to fali, that Right And Justice rule again— I, France, whose voice austere shall, thrill the hearts Of all my valiant slain ! I take my oath of hatred and of wrath Before God, and before The holy waters of the Marne and Aisne, Still ruddy with French gore; An ! fix my eyes upon immortal Rheims Darning from naV.e to porch, Lest I forget, lest I forget who lit The sacriligious torch !'
EVERYTHING THEIR OWN WAY MR. SPENCE ON POSTAL UNION. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
everything iheir own way: — MR. SPENOE.ON POSTAL \ UNION. Mr. W. G. Spence (Postmaster General),-himself the head of one of the largest unions in Australia, makes the assertion that some unions are going too far in their criticisms of himself and his departmental-officers. He warns them that it is contrary to the departmental" regulations to openly criticise in this manner, and if this'sort of thing continues some action-will have to be taken to put a etop to it. The usually even-tempered Mr, Spence is especially indignant at the recent action of the £7ew South Walesl Post and Telegraph. Association in the wording of its protest against any attempt to close the inter-State trunk lines', 4' there by depriving deserving officers of any reasonable prospect of advancement." The president of the Association on the occasion of the discussion was reported to have as serted that public servants would not submit tamely to the reduction while politicians drew big salaries an^i in creased. the...
AN UNANSWERABLE BOOK [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
AN UMtMEMBLE BOOK The remarkable persons who.,.still suffer doubts as to Germany's respon sibility for the war may have them removed with neatness, efficiency, and despatch by reading the indictment of German militarism lately publish ed' at Lausanne in Switzerland, un der Zola's famous title, 1'J'Accuse." The book, which has been printed in German and French, has been writ ten, as a wellknown Swiss gentleman attests, by a Prussian "born on Ger man soil, of German parents, Ger man in language and sentiment, who loves his country better and more than any other." Yet this German author declares—and proves by thorough, judicial', and e:&lt;haustive examination or the evidence—that the war was. deliberately plotted, prepared, and launched by the Ger man military party. ' Pie quotes its - precursors and prophets—Bernhardi, Treitschke, Frobenius, and others. He shows the methods used to work public opinion. He says: "It had long been settled that this aggres sive war must be repre...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
H. J. Varcoe has for sale New and Seeonhand Cars. If you want to buy a car, or any class of machinery, call on Varcoe. Expert advice costs you i nothing, and saves you pounds. Ad dress— Varcoe's Garage, Uilgandra. j ' ' SOMETHING The Cheapest Known Power IS WIND POWER Ami with the Fortescuc Great I.X.L. Windmill, erected by W. T. Hitchcn & Son over yotuXbore, wells w-im,,u(?u walways have an abundance of water for your stock and garden. l-\>rte\;ue I.X.J.. v\ mumill is recognised as the strongest,'cheapest, simplest and lightest running mill in Xyistence. Any tight breeze will start it because it runs on ball bearings, and its working parts aye always running in an oil bath which protects them from wear. The working parts are also enclosed in a box, thus protecting them from the dust and rain. The l.X.L. Windmill will pump, you half aii much more water as any other Windmill. Call on usand v.'e will prove to you what we say, or, better still, drop us a note, anu we will ca...
WAR SITUATION GRAVE CRISIS IMMINENT. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
■WAR SITUATION GRAVE CRISIS IMMINENT. Sir J. H. Carruthers writes:— One cannot help feeling that Aus tralians, with but too few exceptions,, do not realise the critical position that now faces the Empire ayd the Allies. The fate of the civilised world lies trembling in the balance; and we are near to the hour that will mark the turning point of this war. If Germany cau obtain com mand of the Balkans, and thereby unite the forces of Turkey, Bulgaria, , Austria, and Germany, after over coming Servia, there'will be a wedge driven between the east v and -west that will cut of£ England's Allies from participation in any other fields but those on the borders of France and Russia. That means the threatening of British rule in Egypt and India, and the possible closing of the Suez Canal. It must never be forgotten Chat the Mussulman population o£ Egypt, and largely of India and Afghani stan, may act very differently with Turkey and ' Germany in the ascendant from what they have in the past. ...
AFTER THE WAR. PROSPERITY NOT POVERTY. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
! PROSPERITY NOT POVERTY. A .striking and unusual view of the war on -its economic side was ex pressed by Mr. Theodore H. Price, of New York, editor ci>f "Commerce and Finance," in the course of an in terview reported in the "New York World." We,,give the following ex tracts:— &lt; "Hysterics is scarcely too strong a word to apply to the popular vision . of a world made bankrupt for a gen eration by the war. Unless we are to abandon human experience as our safest guide, it may. be confidently asserted that general1 prosperity and not general poverty will follow the conclusion of peace, arid that of this prosperity the combatants will enjoy the greatest measure. ' "The reason why a great war cre ates such a tremendous impression of ruin and disaster ds that the suf fering an,d destruction are concen trated into a narrow space and a jj brief period of time, and are thus, ir as it were, dramatised before our ' eyes. i i "The burning up of £60,000,000 worth of property in the...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
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THE HYMN OF GILGANDRA MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
The answer of the West to England's.-. Call for Men. (By "Tackra," in "Newsletter.") This is the hymn of Giigandra men, Sung in the West to-day— Men in the ruddy dawn of life, Young, and gallant, and gay. This is the hymn of Giigandra men, It echoes away and away; Australia! we hear the echo of tears, But England calls to-day. This is the hymn of Giigandra men, Sung in the West to-day. That a man lay down his life for his friend, In a way to avenge and repay. This is the hymn of Giigandra men, * Men of the West to-day, Aglow with pride, athrill with pain, Who'll give himself to-day ? This is the Hope of Giigandra men, To awaken the West to-day; For the man who is not in khaki brown, . There's not a word to say. This is the Faith of Giigandra men, Who march through the West to-day,. Recruiting an army hard to beat, As they march away and away. This is the Love of G.ilgandra men, That they show to their Motherland;. Giving her al1, as a man-child should. Eager to lend a hand. This is ...
BRANDS ON TRAVELLING SHEEP. ACT TO BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
BRANDS ON TRAVELLING SHEEP. ACT TO BE STRICTLY EN FORCED. At the Coonamble Pastures Pro tection Board meeting last /week Di rector J. B. Peacock brought under notice the question of travelling sheep being branded -with a T, in ad dition to the owner's brand. As a matter of fact, he said, sheep had been going about lately without be ing branded at all. This arose, lie thought, through, the leniency shown for some considerable time that sheep within a day's travel of trucks need not be branded with the T, and that came about through the Board being asked to overlook the failure to mark sheep being taken to shows. Ho considered it a great injustice for there to be any exemptions; it 'was not fair play to the man who was 1-A-or two days' travel from trucks, knd he asked for the Board's opinion on the matter. To allow exemptions did away with the intention of the Act altogether. Another; lot of sheep he knew of had been exempted from the T brand owing to their being full woolled. They ha...
THE WORLD AT WAR. WHAT ARE THE FIGURES? [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
THE WORLD- AT WAR. ; WHAT ARE THE FIGURES ? The area of Europe is 3,800,000 square miles ; that of the countries still neutral-—Norway, Sweden, Den mark,. Holland, Spain, Portugal, and Switzerland, 414,760. Ninety per cent, is at war ; only 10 at peace. The area of Asia is 17,500,000 square miles ; that of the countries still neu , tral—China, Persia, and Afghanistan" 7,176,000. Seventy per cent, is at war ; only 30 at peace. The area of Africa is 12,000,000 square miles , that of the countries independent enough for the comparison^—Abys sinia and Liberia, 400,000. Practi cally all Africa is at -war ; little or none unaffected. The area of North America is 8,600,000 square miles ; that of the one country still neutral, United States, with Alaska, 3,617, 8S4. Fifty-eight per cent. is.at war, only 42 at, peace, and the United : States is serving as an arsenal. The area of South America is 7,000,000 square miles ; that of t he countries still neutral—well, short of British \ and French...
GOODB-YES [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
Some goodbyes arc brief goodbyes, Tides that ebb, to flow, Sunsets red with auguries Of the^morning glow. : Some goodbyes arc long goodbyes, Streams that turn not back, Rivers hid from beckoning'skies, Through their canyon track. Which, dear heart, is our goodbye, As to war you go ? How we hunger, you and I , y All its course to know ! . Could an angel from the sky Whisper "You shall know," i If he said "A long goodbye," Could I let you go ? . *
BURNING AEROPLANE RACE [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
BURNING AEROPLANE RACE The following story of a German airman's fight to save bis blazing machine and his life is told in a let ter by an artillery officer :—■ A German was flying about, and there was a small British machine ju-st belo'w him. We opened hot fire on the German. Oar machine rose until it was well above the German. Then it raced after him at a tremen dous rate. As soon as our aeroplane was overhead it dropped a bomb / which capsixed the German machine and set tire t, it. One German fell but the pilot kept his head and made the machine, which was upside down and on fire,, plane towards his owu lines, until his rudder was burned away. Even then he kept it plan ing. He( unstrapped himself and jumped out when forty feet from tin ground. Unfortunately he was • killed. He was a brave man and de served to live. His machine came down about 200 yards behind our in fantry. The place for miles around rang with-cheers. All the artillery saw it, and so did the infantry in the trench...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
■ I Early buyers ge;t special re.duo* jtions in blanketsj at Garling's, grand lofc off white blankets, to choose ' *. irfliru Be an early., buyar.—0 Ther'a Nothing in a Name Unti the Owner Achieves Something When; Linipoln stood bare footed steering a raft down the river, how many would havfe thrilled at his name ? Try to disassociate such names as Edison, Car negie, Marconi from the owner's achievements and they are commonplace names after all. But the ability to do something above the average meain something. KENNEDY & CO.are inseparably connected with CLOTHES and if you are going to make YOUR NAME ACHIEVE SOMETHING come to ANTHONY HORDERNS' Summer Fashion Book faithfully presents every phase of the prevailing Modes, illustrating all that is new and smart. Write for a copy, posted free on request. It brings the latest fashions within reach of everyone in Australia. Excellence and Economy are assured by Anthony- Horderns* Famous Low Prices' Anthony Hordem .& Sons, L...
SCIENCE AND RELIGION. ATTITUDE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 29 October 1915
SCIENCE AND RELIGION. AI n TUDE OF (THE GATHOLIC CHURCH. Under the auspices of the Catholic Federation, a most, interesting lec ture was recently delivered by the Rev; Father Merner. The reverend lecturer in his open ing woi'ds dealt- with the charges of bigots and ranters who were contin ually voicing the allegation that the Catholic Church was opposed^ to science, and that scientific investig Ra tion might expect nothing but hostil ity from the Church, He mention incidentally, that the world s most distinguished scientists had been m en of deep religion and most arden :faith. The Church, itself, had noth ng to fear from science. It challen ged investigation, threw open, its libraiies and records, and invited re search". And1 the "Vatican Council, so far from being opposed to science, helped and encouraged its prosecu tion and progress. " The Sceptre of Science belongs to Christian Europe," said Father Merner. To. the monks of mediaeval Europe, he said, science owed " most of its p...
REV. M. HENRY RESIGNS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 5 November 1915
REY. M. HENRY RESIGNS. The Rev. M. Henrj-, who has been in charge of the Gula^gambone /Presbyterian Church for the past five years, tendered his resignation at a meeting of the" committee, held last Wednesday afternoon. The com mittee decided to appoint'a sub-com mittee to wait on the reverend gen tlemau with a vie^ of trying to get him to withdraw the resignation. Mr Henry's departure from the dis trict v/ill be keenly felt by the large number of families who regarded him as more than an ordinary friend. All creeds and classes will deplore his removal. He was a friend to the needy, regardless of creed or class, and occupied a ( place in' the hearts of the people in such a way as will make the vacant, place one very difficult to till. At the same meet ing Mr D. L. Dalziell also tendered his resignation as secretary of the church,, after continuous occupancy of the positiou for eight years. The committee placed on record the val uable services rennered, and regrett ed very much at be...
A NEW WHEAT DISTRICT [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 5 November 1915
A NEW WHSST DISTRICT A striking instance of the develop ment following on railway construction is-afforded in the Dunedoo district. S^n: years ago the landholders there grew a little wheat for hay—for home require ments. Now, within a 15-mi!eradius of Duncdoo, there are 35,000 acres under Cfop, and it is quite certain that within the near future this will be increased to 60,000. And there will be greater ex pansion still when the decentralisation line is constructed, connecting with the Dubbo-Werris Creek line at Elong, and with Newcastle, via Cassiljs, Merriwa and Muswcllbrook. The Government is ccMSurablc for not having this work in progress long ago, especially as they are spending millions I'm other directions, and with a,reckless disregard for their responsibilities. H. J. Varcoe has three new and re liable cars for hire. Careful drivers. Phone 82, day' or night. Address— Varcoe's Garage, Gilgandra.
ACCIDENT AT GULAR. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 5 November 1915
ACCIDENT AT GULAR. - Mr George Simpson had the mis fortune to be thrown from a horse at "New Gular" oa Wednesday last. He sustained a number of nasty bruises ou the shoulder and arm, while it was not known whether there were any fractures or disloc ations. Mrs Brien temporarily iixed him up and he was taken to Dubbo for medical aid. Mr Simpson's many friends hope to soon see him again thoroughly recovered with no ill effects ol: the accident.
AMERICAN TRUST CHALLENGED. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 5 November 1915
AMERICAN TRUST CHAL LENGED. Mr J. A. Fihelly, Assistant Minis ter for Justice in the Queensland G-overnmeut, says that the meat companies' operating in Australia, and. particularly the Meat Trust, could easily dispel any doubt as to the alleged control of the meat works by German's by publishing lists of shareholders in tlie companies. "We appear," lie added, "to have some Chicago packers in our midst who are not only supplying' Germany with meat, but have a.ctually threat ened to starve Great Britain if meat is not permitted to go to German}*." The Minister referred to the recent condemnation by an English prize court of four Scandinavian vessels and their consignments of meat and lard despatched for Germany, via Copenhagen, and the outcry made in I America over the seizure. I .
CAPTAIN T. A. NICHOLAS RECEIVES AN ADDRESS FROM THE "COO-EES." [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 5 November 1915
RECEIVES AN ADDRESS FROM THE "COO-EES." ' At Blayney on the 27th alt., Cap tain Nicholas, who had charge of the Gilgandra recruits, was publicly pre sented with an address from the men who are making the inarch to Syd ney. From Blayney Captain Eade, of the A. and I. Staff, took command Mr. Fern, M.L.A., who has enlisted, arid will shortly be leaving for the front, was present, and the men ask ed himto make the presentation on their behalf. The Cobar representative gladly acquiesced, and congratulated Cap tain Nicholas on having won the goodwill of the m'eu who were under his command. ' At the conclusion of his remarks he read the address, and three hearty cheers were given for the recipient. Mr. Fern said the men were not only presenting the ad dress, but were going, on arrival in Sydney, to forward a present which he hoped would be esteemed by the Captain. ' Captain Nicholas thanked Mr. Fern for his remarks, and the men for their appreciation of his services. The address, which bea...
SPLENDID CONDITIONS [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 5 November 1915
Mr It. Houston. McNeice, repre sentative of Paling's, lias just com pleted a lengthy business, tour over a large portion of the West and North west, and declares that during the many years he has been operating in the same districts he never saw con ditions which sanctioned a better prospect for the pastoralists. The crops, too, in most places are good. Along the Mudgee line, in and out of the valleys, up in the hills, right through Capertee, on to Rylstone, thence to Mudgee, and ®n to Gulgong, the country is a pretty picture of a beneficient season. There are mag nificent crops between Mudgee and Gulgong, and in the Dunedoo and Muudoorau districts some should yield 30 bushels to the acre. In this part of the State late frosts did a good deal of damage in isolated cases. The opening of the railway to Ooon abarabran will be followed by an enormous expansion of agrisulture on rich end easily cultivable lands, which are now given up almost en tirely to grazing.' Through Pilliga and on ...