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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 18 November 1914
Auction Notices. Adamson, Strettle & Co., PTY. LTD. STOCK SALESMEN, "Victoria Horse Bazaar, '396 BOURKE STREET, MELBOURNE, Conduct Sales as follows:— HORSES.—Every Tueada}', Wednesday and Thursday at their Bazaar. At NEWMARKET: — Sheep, Tuesdays, Fat Cattte, Wednesdays. At CORPORATION MARKETPigs and Calves, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Dairy and Store Cattle, Fridays. Clearing-Out Sales a Specialty. - PURE STOCK SALESMEN. - Farms for 6ale and to let—all Districts. Trust monies to lend ; lowest rateB. Sworn valuations made. Send particulars of your requirements. Forwarding Agents—A. W. Crowe, Moe ; E. J. Savige, Narracan ; W. Pickles, "Tfaorpdale. Professional Notices. [a card. ;;3)S, W. CECIL MABSDEN Waterloo Road, TRAFALGAR, Visits— MOE : Mondays, 11.30 to 11.45, and 5.30 to 6.30 ; Thursdays, 11.30 to 1.30. At Larkin's Hotel. TARRAGON, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10.15 to 11. At Waterloo Hotel. NARRACAN : Mondays, 12.30 to 1.30. At Stewart's Coifee Palace. THORPDALE : Mondays, 2 t...
"KEEP SMILING." A Few More Anticipated German Leading Articles. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 18 November 1914
"KEEP SMILING." A Few More Anticipated' German Leading Articles. We have much pleasure in offering our readers a hypothetical anticipa tion, suggested by Berlin's maffickings over German alleged successes. . Such determination to look on the bright side of events deserves every encouragement. "The world stands astounded at the progress of German arms. The fall of Paris, London, Brussels, St. Peters bui^ and any other capitals of coun tries which we are at war with, but whose names escape us at the mo ment, is now absolutely assured. No doubt some attempts will be made by the treacherous foreign Press to represent our latest evolutions as adverse to our arms,, but even our enemies will shrink before such a Herculean falsification. Before the armies • of four countries—or, at all events, of Belgium—the German bat talions have proved their ability to move in the direction they wished. What can Europe do against such troops as ours, and such an Emperor?" Again: On the investment of Berl...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 18 November 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. ) .Report" s'ays that'a leading book maker, in tlie exuberance of his pa triotism at." the outbreak of the war, wagered two thousand pounds to one that it would be air "oveTHn' slx"~weeks. Which on}y shows ■ that turf-men are ignorant of some matters outside sport. There are sometimes means j of knowing how a horse will linish in | a given race, but in ths war game | every entrant is a trier-up to his last | ounce, and, the stakes being lite arid death, little business arrangement be fore the event don't count. Many black and white artists are joining the colors. .There was a man in our town And he was wondrous slick, His forte was nabbing tickers In a quarter of a tick. When once his eagle-eye observes The watch that you have on, You may think the thing is goin', but Lor' bless your heart, it's gone! The hon. sec. of the London Fresh Air Fund appeals to ladies to send him their hair combings, every pound of which will provide a poor child with a day in the cou...
WHERE DOES THE FARMER COME IN? [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 18 November 1914
WHERE DOES THE FARMER ' COME IN? Oli drat that everlasting hay; Spear piled 011 spear. We fight the stuff from day to day, From year to year. No matter if a thousand stacks This harvest yields; Next year we'll have to break our backs In these same fields. Who eats the hay? Not ma nor pa, Not me nor you. I ask again who eats it? Ha! The horses do. We raise the hay for horses' grub. ^ "Well, then," you say, "Why keep the horses?" There's the rub— To haul the liay!. The,.hay needs horses;, horses, hay It is a. sin. , Us farmer ginks will ask some day " Where we come'in? ' Australia again. The first "British- j er" to essay a flight in France during the war is Mr. Oswald Watt, of Mel-r -■ I- -I • ■ ■ - ■ ■ - - - —— .. • bourne, and who holds the, rank of I captain in the Commonwealth Forces. • He is an excellent pilot of a Bleriot, has "looped," has flown in Egypt and in France, and . is a fine all-round sportsman. Unable to get back to England when war was declared, he joined the Frenc...
"PADDIES EVERMORE." Irish Lads in Their Last Sleep in Belgian Soil. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 25 November 1914
"PADDIE§ EVERMORE." Irish Lads in ITheir Last Sleep in Belgian Soil. Of all the letters received from the front none have! been so touching and simple as this one, written by an Irish soldier, Private P. McGlade, from "somewhere in France," to his mother: "We were all beat up after four days of the hardest soldiering you ever dreamt of I am glad to say we accounted for our share of the German trash, who are a poor lot when it comes to a good square ruc tion in the open. We tried hard to get at them many a time, but they never would wait for us when they saw the bright bits of steel at the 'busi ness end of our rifles. Some of them squeal like the pigs on killing day when they see the steel ready. Some of our finest lads are now sleeping their last sleep in Belgium, but, mother dear, you can take your son's word for it that for every son of Ireland who will never come back there are at least three Germans who will never be heard of again. When we got here we sarig 'Paduies Evermore,'...
"ALL HELL LET LOOSE." Dead German's Charge on HalfMaddened Horse. Writing home to one of his friends, Trooper S. Cargill says: [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 25 November 1914
"ALL HELL LET LOOSE." Dead German's Charge on Half Maddened Horse. . " . Writing home to one of his "friends, Trooper S. Cargill says: j "The Germans let all. liell loose on v us in their mad attempt to crush- us i and so win tlieir way to Paris. They | didn't succeed, and they won't suc ! ceed. I saw one gliastly affair. A I German cavalry division was pursuing lour retiring infantry w;hen we-were (let loose on them. When they saw j us coming they turned and fled, at . least all but one, who came rushing I at us with his lance at the charge. I caught hold, of his horse, which was , '.ill 5 ,&lt;i half-mad with terror, and my chum was just goingj to run the .-rider through' i when ie noticed the awful glaze in liis- eyes! and Ave'saw that the' poor devil was dead." ■ — i - a
SCREAM OF THE SHELLS. Sergeant-Major MacDermott states: [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 25 November 1914
•' SCREAM OF THE SHELLS. Sergeant-Major MaeDermott states: "We're wonderfully cheerful, and happy as barelegged urchins scam pering over the fields. Not that there's .much play for us. It's all work,- fighting, and fighting and work again, though you mustn't think I'm grumbling, for I'm not. I'm writing to ;yo.u with the enemy's shells bursting i and screaming overhead. Though | their artillery has been making a hellish row all along our front, we haven't seen as much as a mosquito's eyelash to shoot at. That's why I am able to write, and why some of us are able to take a bit of rest while the others keep "dick." It's the quantity, not the quality, of the German shells .that are having effect on us, and it's not so much the actual damage to I life as the nerve-racking noise that counts for so much. Townsmen who I are used to the noise of the streets can stand it a lot better than the countrymen and I think you will find that by far the fittest men are those of regiments recruited in...
THE ONLY ONE LEFT. Battery's Awful Time in Five Engagements. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 25 November 1914
— v THE ONLY ONE LEFT. I | j Battery's .Awful Time in Five : * Engagements. ; Sergeant D. H. Blunt, of the Artil lery, lias written to his wife: i "I am the only one left out of our i battery, as we were blown to pieces by the enemy at Le Cateau. Sergeant ^Hunter had his side blown off and J still continued to lire liis gun. , He re I ceived a .bullet wound through his ' head and dropped. I have not a stick 9£ anything left. We have not had a wash or shift or anything for three weeks, as we have been fighting hard 'all the time. Poor - old, "Susan," "Snowdon," and "Simon" (the major's horses) are all blown to pieces"} in cluding the major. We have been in the five engagements and have :been. out here 28 days all told. I have re ceived a-shell wound on the left leg and instep, but will soon be all right. I have nothing, only the jacket I stand up in—no boots or puttees, as I was left for dead.. My horse .was shot and he lay down on me. They had to cut my boot, etc., off to get me fro...
"MATCH OF THE SEASON." Sailor Describes Battle in Football Lingo. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 25 November 1914
"MATCH OF THE SEASON." i Sailor Describes Battle in Football Lingo. i A sailor named Jack Diggett, who took part in tlie naval victory in Heligoland Bight, in a letter to his , brother gives a description' in foot ball terms of the'battle. He says:— "You will have heard of our little job in the North Sea. We kicked off , last Friday about six in the morning, and we won live—nil. Not bad, con sidering we are playing "away." Their 1 goalkeepers could not hold us, we ; were so hot. Our forwards shot beau . tifully, and our defence was sound. , We agreed to play extra time if we had not finished, but we had done in • time. It must not be thought that we had it all our own road, for they were very brav&lt;j, and fought with their | last gun, until one of our boys fired I a shot at the last gun in tlie Mainz , and blew the whole gun and crew as j- well into the sea. One of bur officers i had both his. legs blown off and still : shouted out to give the Germans an other. We are all ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 25 November 1914
Auction Notices. Mathieson AND Davis. MOE CATTLE SALE. Friday, December 11. At the Sale-Yards in Moore Street. TITATHIESON & DAVIS will offer at their next Sale, a large yarding. ENTRIES INVITED. Sales commence at 1.30 p.m. Sharp. A number of Good Outside Buyers will be in attendance. Intending Vendors will kindly forward full particulars of stock coming forward for sale (so that Buyers might be advised re same) to— A. W.. CROWE. Local Agent. Plearing Sale. ]VTO£i« Eriday, Nov'r. 27, At 12.30 p.m. JITATHIESON and DAVIS have received instructions from GRANT BROS., who are dissolving partnership on account of Mr L. Grant going to the War—and also owing to Mr F. Grant having decided to give up dairying and go in for sheep—to sell as above, on the property, the whole of their Magnificent DAIRY HERD, comprising— 21 Cows, in full profit 5 Springers 1 Ayrshire Bull 2 Sows, in young 1 Sow (store) 4 Slips 1 60gal. Alfa Separator 3 Cream Cans 1 Milk Can The above are a First-class Lot...
LETTERS FROM THE FRONT SOLDIERS WRITE FROM FIRING LINE. "TELL MOTHER AND DAD." SOLDIERS' TEARS FOR THE BOY WHO ENLISTED. There is a tragedy deep and poignant in this letter from Corporal S. Haslett: [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 25 November 1914
LETTERS FROM THE FRONT! SOLDIERS WRITE FROM FIRING LINE. "TELL- MOTHER AND .DAD."' I SOLDIERS' TEARS FOR THE BOY WHO ENLISTED. There is a tragedy deep and poig nant in this letter from Corporal S. I-Iaslett:— "The other, day I stopped, to assist a young lad of the West Kents who had been badly hit by a piece of shell. He hadn't long to live, and he knew it, too, but he wasn't at all put out about it. I asked him if there was any message I could take to anyone at home, and the poor lad's eyes fill ed with tears as lie answered, 'I ran away from home and 'listed a "year ago. Mother and dad don't know. I'm I here, but you tell them from me that I'm not sorry I did it.' When I told our boys afterwards about that they cried like babies; but, mind you, that's the spirit that's going to pull England through this war, and there ! isn't a man of us that doesn't think o£ that poor boy and his example every time we go into fight. I got his name and the last address of his | people from his reg...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 25 November 1914
thanes! MR. J. WILSON and FAMILY wish to return their • sincere thanks to their many friends for their expressions of sympathy, cards, letters and floral tributes, especially thanking Dr. Marsden, Nurse O'Donnell, Mrs Beck, Mrs Bohnholtzer and Mrs Larkin for their untiring and kind attention in their recent sad bereavement.
FOR THE SOLDIERS. WHAT IS BEST TO SEND? [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 25 November 1914
FOR THE SOLDIERS: ^ > WHAT IS BEST -TO SEND? - The British -War Office has issued the following list of the articles most useful to soldiers serving with the Expeditionary Forces, and which may be forwarded . to them:—: Handker chiefs, bootlaces, newspapers and per iodicals, chocolate, peppermint, dried fruits, briar • pipes, tobacco pouches, .tobacco (packed in thick tinfoil, if possible), cigarettes, cigarette papers and cigarette tobacco, small tins of boracic ointment or borated vaseline for Sore feet, antiseptic powder, poc ket-knives, postcards and lead pencils. ! It is not enough to possess a truth; it is essential that the truth should possess us. Responsibility is the weighted keel which preserves the ibalance of the ship of life. , ' i ■ ] . J Much lies in laughter; it is the cipher Jtey wherewith ive decipher- the .whole man.' • - . • - v • ' ; Nature is full of concords; human ity of discords.
The Advocate. PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY MORNINGS. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 25 November 1914
Published Wednesday Moenings. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25,1914. Local stock sale reports and other items unavoidably held over. The recent patriotic ball at Moe resulted in a sum of about £7 being raised. Tennis.—A gents, four, from Coalville, will visit Moe on Saturday next, and try conclu sions with the local club. The Moe team will be chosen from Baker, Brumley, Halden, HodgBon, Nihill and Parker. Particulars of a clearing sale (on account of Grant Bros., Moe), to be conducted by Messrs Mathieson and Davis, appear in this issue. Peruse the advertisement carefully ! Cricket.—Moe 101 (R, L. Adamson 33, J. Baldwin 19, J. Jones 18 and G. Johnson II) defeated Willow Grove 38 (C. P. Williams, 12, only batsmen to reach double figures) on Saturday last. R. McColl, 6 for 39, and A. Childs (Moe), 6 for 8, secured the best bowling averages.—Trafalgar, 5 for 209 (Errington 114 not out) defeated Trafalgar East, 84. Errington (Trafalgar) took 8 wickets for 32 runs, including the "hat trick." Scores...
SWEEPING THE SEA. THE DANGEROUS WORK OF MINE DESTROYERS. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 25 November 1914
SWEEPING THE SEA. THE DANGEROUS WORK OF MINE DESTROYERS. Gone were the nets and dirty ropes; gone the fish and ice. She was neat and nice. Gone was her name. STie had a number painted in big white figures 011 the bow. She was in another Jock—a clean dock— and she consorted with -Admiralty tugs. ' . Next clay she went out of the docks. We gathered 'on the dockhead and waved and cheered this brave little ship that was going to face death that other ships might bet-made secure. She hooted as she went, : and this time.she seemed to have a- little of the cocksureness of officialdom • about her li'oot. - - . ; . • She went out and anchored in the river beyond where she ■.strains'' at her anchor amid German prizes of war. She looks insignificant, this bluish grey ship with a painted num ber, beside the beautiful black fight ing ships and the grim low gunboats. : But, every morning. at four o'clock, when the sea is kissed with silver from the dawn, when the air is very still and the sailing...
CHURCH SERVICES. SUNDAY NEXT. [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 25 November 1914
CHURCH SERVICES. SUNDAY NEXT. Presbyterian Chnrcli services :— Moe 11, Yarragoa 3, Trafalgar 7.30, Rev. Colin Robertson. Church of England.—Hill End 11, Tangil South 2.30, Moe 7.30, Rev. G. W. Blanchari. Moe 11, Trafalgar 7.30, Mr A. J. Fisher. Trafalgar 11, Yarragon 7.30. Student. Methodist Church.—Trafalgar 11, Trafalgar South 3, Student. Childers 11, Narracan if Rev. Mitchell.
BRITAIN'S CONFIDENCE "HE WHO ENDURES CONQUERS." [Newspaper Article] — Narracan Shire Advocate — 25 November 1914
BRITAIN'S CONFIDENCE "HE WHO ENDURES CONQUERS." The special London representative of the Sydney "Sun" sends a further budget of war news and incidents. London, Thursday, September 3. "The favorite • maxim of the Aus trian Emperor is, 'He who endures conquers.' The Presid'ent of the French Republic, in a striking and eloquent proclamation, issued to the people just after midnight, con jures them to make their watcnworci "Endure and fight. Endure and light while at sea the British aid us, cut ting the communications of our enemy with the world. Endure and fight while the Russians continue to ad vance to strike the decisive blow at ' the heart of the German Empire. A nation which does not wish to perish and which in order to live does not flinch, either from suffering or sacri fice is sure of victory.' The old Bpirit which in the past' won death less fame for French arms burns to day as fiercely as ever. We have had the same dogged, heroic resistance in the face of- gratly superior num...