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HUMANE GERMANS. A private of the Black Watch, now in hospital in Newcastle, says:— [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
HUMANE GERMANS. A prirate of the Black Watofc, now iu honpital in Newcastle, says;*- — On tho Aisno I was lying for hours wounded. A German camo along ami bound up my wound under heavy fire. When he had made me shipshape he was going to clear off, but a stray bul let eaught him, and lie fell dead beside mo. After Sossons (says Corporal Hous ton, of tho Seaforths), I was lying on the field badly wounded. Near by was a young follow of the Northampton shire Iiegimont. Standing ovor him was tt Gorman infantryman holding a water bottle to his lips and trying to soothe him. The wounded man was delirious, and kept calling, "Mother, aro you there?" all tho time. The German seemed to understand, for he passed his hand gently over tho fevorish brow and caresscd the poor lad as tenderly as any woman might have done. Death came at last, and as the soul of the wounded man passed to its last aeoeunt I saw the German trying to hide his tears.
Sporting News. CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
Sporting News. CRICKET. A-match was played on the Green dale ground oil Saturday betweon a combinod Greendalo and District team ! am^aii eleven composed o£ University | students, who ai'o camped in that, lo cality. The result was a win for tlio combined team by 3!) runs. The winners hit up 133, the chief run getturs being Inglis, Kelly, 131aub aum and L'eters. Still well (who cap tured oiylit wickets) and Skeats wore the most successful bowlers. The stiuluuts wero dismissed for 9-1, Lis ton, Siinonsen and Towl reaching i iloublu iigures. The bowling honors I wero divided betweon Inglis, Lidgett, : Rudd and Kelly. Mr A. MeLeod i Hamilton hospitably entertained both I teams to lunch at the Med way hotel. ; Afternoon tea was also provided, j Appended are the scores:— i C'OMIHXKD TKAM. G. Allen, e Towl, l» Stillwell ... 3 U. Inglis, b Stillwell 33 A. Main, c and l> Stillwell 4 1'. ICelly, « an 1 b Stillwell 29 V. Peters, b Skeats 10 Dr Dlaiibaum, « and b Stillwell... 14 K. Kudd, b St...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
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THE TABLES TURNED. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
THE TABLES TURNED. A day or two ago (writes a Paris correspondent), a section of a French infantry regiment which had been sent out to reconnoitre lost its way in the thick fog, and came plump.upon a com pany of the enemy, which took it pris oner. The German company, finding its movements hampered by the ever thickening fog, formed a hollow square, in the centre of which it placed the disarmed Frenchmen. The Germaus then stacked rifles and waited for the fog to lift. They beguiled the tedium of the waiting by insulting their pris oners. This was too much for the chart ered wag of the French regiment, who was a Parisian of Jlontemarte, and as sharp as they are made. lie saw his opportunity. "Get their rifles, boys," he shouted. And with a concerted rush the prisoners broke the square and seiz ed the stacked rifles. The German cap tain and a dozen of his men who tried to resist fell before their own bayonets and the whole company surrendered to its prisoners of five minutes ago. Two h...
THE KAISER AND THE NAVY. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
THE KAISER AND THE NAVY. The Kaiser's allusions to Trafalgar make strange reading to-day. On Octo ber .'!0th, 25 years ago, he ius[.,ctcd as a British ■ Admiral the British ships at the Piraeus, and, in responding to the toast of his health on board the (lag ship, said, "Nelson's famous signal is no longer necessary. You all do your duty, and we, as n young naval statiou, go to lingland to learn something from the British Navy." On .luuuarv -2nd, 3S93, at n luncheon in honour of the Dtiko of Edinburgh iu Berlin, the Kai ser, having referred to Nelson and other British naval heroes, as ''the guiding stars of German naval ollicers aud crews," added "And should it ever happen that the British and fior man navies have to fight side by side against a common foe, then the famous signal, 'England expects that every mail will do his duty,' which England man will do his duty," which Eng land's greatest naval hero gave out before the Battlo of Trafalgar, will liud an echo in the patriotic hea...
Cycling and Motor Notes. AUSTRALIAN AND ENGLISH D[?]lop Rubber Co. Ltd., Melbourne [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
Cycling and Motor Notes. AUSTRALIAN AND ENGLISH Dilnlop Hubbor Oo. Ltd,. M,.|l]:mrno Rido Dunlop tyros—I,hoy «re the boHt.. War reports to hand from Europe from timo to timo mention the vuln ablo work boing successfully currifld 011 by whoolmnu at tho front. In this connection, it in gratifying to tind that Sir John French holds a high opinion of tho soldier-cyclists, as will bo soon by his rocont ropuifc to Lord Kitchener. Tho English commander in his despatch says:— "Carrying despatches and messages at all hours of tho day and night in every kind of weather, and often traversing bad roads blocked with transport, they have boen conspicuously successful in maintaining an extraordinary degree of efficiency in the service of commu nications. Many casualties) havo oc curred in their ranks, but no amount of dillioulty or danger has ever cheek od tho energy and ardour which has distinguished the corps throughout the operations." In view of the vain ablo work being accomplished by tho Eng...
ENGLISHMAN'S PATHETIC MESSAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
ENGLISHMAN'S PATHETIC MESSAGE. "I nm the only Englishman loft in Compiegnc. God bless you, think of me; [ am alone," so concludes a letter which a resident in Ely has just re ceived from her brother. The latter, who has lived lor some years in Compiegne—the scene of a British victory during the retreat from Mons—states:— "They (the Germans) burnt my house up; they took all that was in it and wanted to take me and the wife, t am in trouble; 1 cannot get a penny. I havo no horses and can get nothing. There seems no prospect for me but to die in Prance. . . . Tell Frank I wish I was in England and could risk all things. I am left with just what J stand in. ]f I had not opened the dour they would have shot me. ... 1 will keep on for three months more, and I don't know what will become ot' us. i All the big gentlemen havo gone and left their housos."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
Here and There. The censor's pen is mightier than the sword. Greece ia getting ready to Bit on the Ottoman. Just imagine what the Russian war poems must look like ! Austria's military budget might be called running expenses. Quinine, if taken too freely, is apt to cause indigestion and headache. Chapped hands can often be avoid ed by robbing them with fine oatmeal directly after washing. Very strong coHuo is a splendid autidoto to administer in cases of al coholic or opium poisoning. Oily medicines can be more easily taken out of a warm npoon than a cold one. Spider's web should never be ap plied to a cut, because the dirt it contains may set up blood-poisoning.
NOTHING SACRED TO GERMANS. RED CROSS CHATEAU ATTACKED. WOUNDED FRENCH SOLDIERS. KILLED. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
NOTHING SACRED TO GERMANS. ! BED OHOS8 CHATEAU ATTACKED. WOUNDED FRENCH SOLDI EltS. KILLED. (Special Correspondent of Loudon "Daily Chronicle.") t have just boon furnished with irh/it &lt;3 undoubtedly ono of tho most formid able indictments yet drawn up against the conduct of tho German troops in the field. It has boon provided by Mr. John M. Chretian, an attornoy-at-law of San Francisco, who, » few days ago, - in company with a friend, Mr. Donald Ferguson, made a trip into tho heart of the Vosges to seo for thomsolves to what extent the stories of Gorman bar barities wore true. "We first Baw," Mr. Chretian tells me, "Jladanio Kdmond Defiin, of tho beautiful Villa do St. Martin. She told us that on August 30th a detachmcnt of Gorman soldiers forced opon the iron gates leading into her garden, and, be fore she could opon it, broko down tho front door with tho butts of thoir rifles. : "Madamo Deilin's beautiful man- j sion containod a largo number of beau tiful frcscoea, and ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
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THE SIKH'S DISC. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
THE SIKH'S DISC. The steel arrow used by German mili tary aviators is an interesting rever sion to mediaeval methods. But the most remarkable of hand-thrown steel missiles is the disc of the Sikhs. For merly tins was tho most terrible wea pon'of that warlike people, though vari ous Hindu races have known it for centuries. Vishnu himself is sometimes represented holding a disc in each hand. The disc weighs eight ounces, it is a sixth of an inch thick, ami its diameter is eight inches. The odgr is as keen as a razor. It is thrown as one throws flat pebbles to make ducks and drakes. Its trajectory is Hat, and its rotation during the Hight causes a terrible wound. Sir Kalph I'avne flallwey has experimented with it, lie has thrown it two hundred yards, and it can sever an inch-thick branch without losing any appreciable velocity. In old days the Sikh soldier .carried a dozen.
HOW GERMANY PREPARED. FRENCH BRANCH OF KRUPPS. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
&lt;0W GERMANY PREPARED. FiiKNCIi BRANCll OP KRUPPS. France, like England ami Belgium, lias been a field for suspicious German undertakings, evidently begun with a view some day of facilitating opera tions ill war time. One of these enter prises has just come to light through an official decree, which declares the Thyssen ounlracts for coal and ore at Caen to have lapsed, and closes the mines ami smelting furnaces, of Diel ette. This is one of the most aston ishing enterprises, as it was not only a preparation for future gun emplace ments, but the guns, or parts of them, ; had actually been shipped to France, j A certain number of Germans, direct I ly or indirectly, founded iron works J near Caen, which they called "La So ciete des limits Fourneaux de Caen." ; with a capital of 30,000,000 francs, j Krupps, it seems, was to have a branch establishment in the heart of France. I llerr Thyssen, who had already obtain ed mining privileges in the rich iron ore fields of I'erricres...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
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Ballan Bush Fire League, [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
Ballan Bush Fire League, Tlio annual meeting of members of tho Hash Fire league was held ink''9 local Mechanics' lustituto on Wed nesday, 20th iust., Mr A. McLeod JIa mil ton, presidout of the lsaguo, providing. 'L'ho report and balance sheet for thu year ending 31st October lust, were adopted. Following is the text of till) report: — "In presenting to you the balanc sheet for tho your ending 31st Octo ber, 1!)U, wo are pleased at being in a position to say that this league is not only in a sound financial position, but as a practical lire-lighting organi sation has fullv justified Us oxu.tonco during tho year, which has been ail exceptionally bad ouo locally for grass and bush 'ires. •'During the period under roview, four calls for ar.sistivnee wore received and responded to, as follows:— Feb. loth—North of Gordon—30 attended. Feb. Ut.li—Bald Hill—37 attended Fob. 17th & LSI h—Beyond Cant well's creek—30 attended on 17th; tire-cart .was also sent. The fire was I under contr...
SUBMARINE'S MISTAKE. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
SUBMARINE'S MISTAKE. A foroigu submarine which hail I reached unobserved a point iu non-ter ritorial watew between Nakkehaved, on the iiortbe-ii const of the province of Zealand ant Kulleu, in Sweden, dis charged two torpedoes at the Danish submarine Ha.'manden, which was run ning on the sirl'aee at a speed of five Idiots. Xeithir torpedo struck hor. The Uavmanden vas fl.ving Danish oolourB at the time. , A submariie, nationality unknown, probablj* the :amc vessel, was seen the same afternom from the lighthouse at • Xakkeliiired. Xext morning a torpedo was washed (shore near the lightliouso, and blew up. i These fact! have been brought to the J notice of the belligerent Powers, with a I request th» greater care should be I taken in tfc evolutions of their sub marine craf ill t)ie future.
The Ballan Times. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY. BALLAN, THURSDAY, JAN. 28, 1915 Local and General News. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
j .TQfs Belli an Mimes. ii.u.t.A.v, Tuuhsdai", J a.v. 2S, 1915 j Local and General News. Tenders £or various Sluve works lire advertised in this issue. Italian Shire Council meeting on Wednesday next. Cr W. II. McFarlane, of Bacchus Marsh, died on Saturday last, aged 84 years. He was one of the pion eers of that district. A meeting of committee of the Dalian Ride Club will be hold in the Mechanics' Institute on Thursday evening, January 28th, at S o'clock. Commencing on Monday, February i 1st, bread in Italian will cost 9d per 41b loaf, if paid for in 30 days, or lOd will be charged if not paid for within that period. Archdeacon Tucker will conduct service at St. John's Ohurch on Sun day, as the vicar is to take the ser- ! vice at Boort in place of liis nephew, • who is ill, but, wo are pleased to say, j is progressing favorably. . Dr Fitchett, in the February nnm- j ber oi'Lifc, just to hand, turns back the pnifes of history >;nd points out that exactly a century ago liumpe was ...
HOSTAGE CITIES. M. MAETERLINCK'S SUGGESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
HOSTAGE CITIES. ? lm. maeterlinck's suggestion. In the Paris "Figaro" Maurice Mae terlinck, tho distinguished Belgian writer, makes the interesting sugges tion that, in viow of the German army's vandalism, tho principlo of hostages should bo extended from individuals to cities. Hero are hia words:— "To in}- certain personal knowledge the Grand Place, the Hotel de Ville, and tho cathedral of Brussels are min ed, and only a spark would be required lo reduce these marvels—tho work of centuries of patient labor and love— to nameless ruins. Wo have sacrificed all without a murmur, but this would surpass everything. What is to be done, Jlow can we stay their hand 1 Thoy seem no longer to be amenable to reason, or to any of tho sentiments which men hold in honor. They only seem sensible to blows. We shall soon have tho power, and they must realise it, lo strike them hard." "Why should uot tho Allies, from this day forward, whilo there is yet time, nominate certain hostage cities j which wi...
MANICURED TOMMY. UP-TO-DATE MILITARY HOSPITAL METHODS. [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
MANICURED TOMMY. "VTODATE MILITARY HOSPITAL METHODS. '' Did you yet liu%t in tlio bauds too?" a man asked an English soldier just out of the war hospital. "No," he said, aud then breathing on the back of his fingers rubbed his nails upon the kahki sleeve of his other arm. "What's the matter with them, then " his questioner went on; "they look funny to me, somehow." The wounded man sproad out his two hands palm down, with the fingers sproad wide apart. His finger-nails glowed like pink opals. "There's nothing the matter with them," he said, "only they've been manieured. The nurse does it. 'Shock ing fingers,' she says, 'for a young man to go about with.' So she fetches a bowl of soapy water and a box of tools and this is what she done to them—not half bad, I don't think. It's some pol ishing paste she put on that makes them so shiny. You can take it from me, it's the most wondcrwul up-to-date hospital in the world. They don't half make a good job of you- It's worth getting a plug in ...
OF RURAL INTEREST [Newspaper Article] — Ballan Times — 28 January 1915
OF RURAL INTEREST j (Bjr "Buiticm.") Ihe declaration of tho head of the v ictorian Government that tho Min ««*»•> • ■cr&lt;jlof,&lt;;d "n r consci ence, js interesting. -Accompanied by a numerous retinue, including the Consuls-General for Nethelands and StoS,™' . 'C Sonsu! f°r United istatea, tho Consul lor China, S:r Alexander Peacock made a tour of a section of tho Wimmora district re. cently. lh0 patti" com prised some ladies, who, though doubtless contribut LIlg •> , e 1)leilsul'c of tho triii, can hardly be said to havo been necessary to the avowed object *, also some gentle men who hold exacted positions, and are the able raconteurs who mako the best gloom dispellers, but cannot be connected in any practical way witli Wio development of tlie aforesaid water couscienco.'' Perhaps it may be said without being ungeneoriis thai tlioir acquaintance with water is mostly m the form as an adjunct—not a pri TT i '"king tho serious side of the trip as being serious...