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AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS. HOW THEY ARE GOT. WHAT THE COMMONWEALTH IS DOING. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 17 April 1915
AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS. HOW THEY ARE GOT. WHAT THE COMMONWEALTH IS DOING. Mr. T. E. Varley, of Melbourne, contribute* tho following article to Pearson's Weekly (London):— Germany has made many colossal miscal culations which will result In her ultimate undoing; but none was greater than her belief that the oversea dominions would j either lake no hand In the strugglo or would probably break away from the Empire. The i ally of every part to tho help of the Mother Country In the time of her danger must bo its disconcerting to the enemy as It is tho cause of thankfulness and pride to all bear* ing tho name of Briton. At the very time that Australian troop* are helping lo defend Egypt and many others nre preparing to follow, also in view of the recent sinking of the Ktnden by thn Austral ian erulser Sydney, It may interest the rea ders of Pearson's Weekly to know something about Australia, how far she can defend herself and render help to tho Empire both now or at any future time. . It Is ...
CANADA'S PILLS FOR THE ENEMY [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 17 April 1915
CANADA'S PILLS FOR THE ENEMY Canuda hits already made 11 very large number t-f shells for the Allies, nnil a large additional consignment Is now In process of mnniifiictiire. As has already been staled, the English Government asked the Can adian authorities early In tho war what they ' eould accomplish In the supply of shells, and preparations were ui once maae for the manufacture of huge quantities In (lie Dominion. Orders were distributed amongst the various concerns in Canada ft-lilch possessed the necessury plant for .lielr manufacture, and the results both aa .a. quantity und quality are stuteil to have neon highly gratifying. I. _ l~— ----- If any submarines nre to be made In tills 'country let's keep them for our mvn use.— Portland Oregoiilan.
SOLDIERS' CINEMAS. THOUGHTFUL ITALIAN IDEA. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 17 April 1915
SOLDIERS' CINEMAS. THOUGHTFUL ITALIAN IDEA. Letters from soldiers in the trenches tell of the cinematograph entertainments which nre given to the Tommies In disused sheds situated In the rear ot the llrlng-llnc. They nre organised by wealthy citizens of France to entertain the soldiers who nre resting af ter their exertions In the trenchos. This Is not the first occasion on which the cinema has amused soldiers on the battlefield During tho Tripoli campaign, three years ago, the Italian Government organised a no vel cincmaiuBnipn mmu long hours when the Italian soldiers were not actually lighting.' Moving-pictures, showing the soldiers' wives nnd families, were specially laken, nnd an operator sent over to Tripoli to show tho films. At the barracks of the 11th Bersagllcrl, a famous Italian regiment In Naples, tho families of all the'inen at the front, from the wife of the colonel ot the regiment down to the buliy brothers and sisters of the youngest private, were assembled. Thev nil ...
OUR HYMN OF HATE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 17 April 1915
OUR HYMN OF HATE. Speaking us a iHiet— yes, 1 thought ymi'd laugh— speaking as a poet. I'm very disap pointed. I don't think we're showing up at all well. Here's some German Johnny writ ten a 'Hymn of Hate,' and nobody's taken tiie trouble lo answer him. What's hapitencd to everybody, I should like to know? V'hero's Kipling? Where's Maselield. Why aren't they up and doing? ?lolly rotten, I call It. Here's the whole na tion waiting for oho of them to do the need ful. anil there's not a sound from either. Well, It Jolly well comes to this: I've got tu step into the breach. That's what it comes ... t f ihiHiVn fun t ent tn let some innllldv old German crow over them, I'm hanged if I nin. If nohodv else Is going to do the old iivmn. I must. Yes. anil here it Is. Oh! liv the way. I had a ileuce of a Job to nnd a word to rhvme with 'rotters,' so I had to use 'blotters.' It fits In quite well, really. Iterance these German Johnnies are always mapping up lager. Still. I thought I'd better e...
IN DESPERATION DITCH. PLAIN TALE FROM TRENCHES. "MY LORD'S" CRAWL TO SAFETY NORTHERN FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 17 April 1915
IN DESPERATION DITCH. PLAIN TALE FROM TRENCHES. 'MY LORD'S' CRAWL TO SAFETY (Bv HAROLD ASIITON, In the Daily News.) NORTHERN FRANCE. 'A slow game, Jusl now,' said the cnvnlr' officer, as he critically examined the grease on his brand new boots. 'And we're most of us as siale as railway buffet sandwiches. Our little lot has had six slushy weeks of trench duty, living in mole runs aud badger holes, up to our armplttr iu slime, filling up lime with sexton work ? . My hat!' 1 read the badge on his shoulder. It was me crucKCM 01 our cracK euvairy regiment*. I looked ut his keen, brown face— a very young face, but stamped and scored with the lines of experience; a tired droop of the eyelid, but the eye bold and quick, aud tak ing In everything at the first glance. I noted his hands, long and shapely, but curi ously corned under the stress of manual la. hor. He spread his lingers out, and ticked off the blister scars with a rueful grin. A LEGACY TO 'TUBBY.' 'Trenching l« ol torture, ' said...
SHAM SHIPS. GERMAN PAPER'S DISCOVERY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 17 April 1915
SHAM SHIPS. GERMAN PAPER'S DISCOVERY. The fteml- jITIclal Lokal-Anzelgor publishes under the title Sham Warships, a reinarkablo article concerning Imitation warships, which arc said to be In course of bulletins or transforming In England. The ^MizelKC slly8;_'\Ve receive information from Am erica according to which the llrltlsh Admir alty have recently bought more than 100 old passenger vessels, which are being very se cretly laden with cement and stone, anil tho greater number of them being converted by wooden structures into Imitation warships. The steamers arc receiving the appearau?ce of warships with wooden guns and ufi--r works such as are only seen In warships. They thus appear as deceptive warships. Several of these deceptive vessels have been fitted at Belfast and nre already completed. ir T tI.wl.Ww.lf fnrniAi-Ki nt tllA Olympic, under instructions from the Ad miralty, is in charge at Belfast of these se cret preparations. The most important ships bought with this object a...
THE CALAIS OF OUR ALLY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 17 April 1915
THE CALAIS OF OUB ALLY. The Kaiser sings : — Of all the towns tliat eilgo tho coast Of Franco, IM liko to sally With all my mighty armies most To Calais, pretty Calais. If only I could rcach that spot . Anil feast my eyes on Dover! A fleet of submarines I've got To take my soldiers over. Then we'll linul down the Union Jack And hoist the German Vulture, And every English town we'd sack To show our German culture! M.B.H. General Jlindcnburg, speaking of Gormai-y'B enemies fivo weeks ago, said emphatically: 'The Russians aro rotten. They will soon bo dono for. ' ' The German smote his padded chest — Two-thirds of it was cotton — ' 'Ach, Gott!' ho said, 'dis Russian pest Id ocs extremely rotten. I gifC it von, two liddlo hits, Und suddenly ill fal? to bits.' llindenburg went ott with martial strido Ahead of all his Prussians, And mot with arroganeo and pride 'l'hu so snma besotted Russians. The Russian 'twas who gave tho hits, The German 'twas who fell to bits. l'oor lrindcnburg sits a...
War and the Woman [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 17 April 1915
War and the Woman By MAX PEMBEETON. Harry likeil the ductrinc, but luul not llio wit to support it with suotcss. lie was constantly depressed, una even the eliecry spirits in the hillinrd-rooin could do little for him. The futility of his High? and the cowardice of it heeanic apparent us the days rolled by. Why had he left London and what was lie doing in this place? Was not Maryska alone, and was she the one to be left safely to her own de vices? lie began to be afraid for her, and to say that he must return. Ilis courage shrank from the ordeal, but his desire would face it. Oliaptor IV. SURKUNDI5K AND AFTERWARDS. I. She looked very tired ; there were deep black lines beneath her eyes, and her dress was muddy. Incidentally she told him that she had walked from the station — a feminine coup to deceive possible adver saries, and one greatly to her liking. Harry occupied a bedroom and a sitting room in that lioulcvard St. Germain of Brighton, Oriental Terrace, opposite the club. The s...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 April 1915
The ' Rod Bird' and ' Uassey Flarriu ' Rioycles havo long been kuown aa tlia IibhI and hi^liost-jiricodS umohiiieH on tlm iimrkot. Wo' ar» icllinH tlicHc now nl £10, with bust! 0.|ui|'inL'i,l Ail lil.linKx lor tiuMe- uinciiiiivb atocKcl 11 OotiiiKH. fainslny.stiput.2 At iiiiUur'n Hlmlitliil on Snlunhiy nielli liufoin 20(10 |ioi-| ?(?-, Jmili (,'lunu met .liniiiiy Hill, 'tml ilufented him.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 April 1915
DRINK P. DAWSON'S Whiskey. The Cream of Glenlivet. Has tlio larueat 6nle in N.S.W. The RunuwnaJ Suuiojf-,n NIGHT GAP GIN, Tlio tiucnl ilietillcd in Hnllnud. Cascade Ale, HOBART. ' Tlio ' English' of Australia.' British Travellers and Exports proclaim Cascade Ale to bo tho | I£ngli6h in Australiii. Half lidds. aud bottled, received fcwico'a weak by Sole Agents, C. D'Arcy & Co., 474 GEORGE-ST., SYDNEY. Cast pays East pays V*OK A Chance to Win £,1000 rRSKS. filOOO Work of Art Work of Ar! Value 1 FIRST i Value £500. ) GREAT PRIZE. - £500. Or Twelve Months' Trip Hound tho World and £100 in wish lor One Person, or Kighfc Months for Two. Note. — Tho Connnittco, having paid full valuo for tbo work oC art, is prepare to Hud a purchaser for tho snmo at tho advertised ? amount if tho winner bo deaires, als-') for tho Sccond and Third Prizes. Second : Valuo £100 Third: Valuo £50 And 97 other Prizes, totalling £1000. Eight Hours Great Art Union 59th Year 59 1 h Year —Oldest and Most Popu...
THE BUSINESS WOMAN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 April 1915
THE BUSINESS WOMAN. Ono morning Mr. Jenkins, the pro prietor of tho villago provision stores, received a letter which caused hiih to indulgo iu a few imprecations at its cool .effrontery. It ran as follows: — 'Dear Sir,— Will you let my littlo boy Billy 'avo six loaves and a pund of j cuuatu ou irusc, as my 'usnand is out of work, and will yer rap tho cheazo iu a bit of situations vacant advertisement of a newspaper, and tio the bread in a lump of your butter muslin, 'coa if tho werst comes to the werst and tho old man don't lind a job, 'o'll havo to bor* rer your pair of steps and a pail and go out winder cleaniu,?M
SUMMARY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 April 1915
SUMMARY. Ficm a South Coast paper: 'Over Sjin. of rain fell at Dnpto, wliioh is sufficient for immediate require ments.' Geo ! Almost enough to ro chice the f.o.q. of the milk I For having a dirty yard and con veniences n Bathurst ' hung, ' named Uartlaud, was fined £3 and 6/ costs on Pninrdny. Portion of the fini» went to tho informant. A farm laborer, named Oheeuoy, ot'duiorl in e.hnlToutting at Hamer's /nun, iifc Blayney, had his hand taken off ut tho wrist by a chaffoutting ma cliino on Saturday. Thn Govormnont statistician has prepared a statement to show that the war cati'sod a deorease in imports to Now South Wales last year of £869,2-10 or about -2} per cent. Ex ports decreased by £3,793,517, or about 11$ per cent. The catch of the soason — M'Grath and Powdorly's Sale. When we say Sale, wo mean Snle.* Horb McCoy outpointed Frank Thorn at Brislmuo on Saturday night After 20 rounds of faBt and interest ing boxin'g. Values at A. B. Campbell's store make buying elsewhere expensi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 April 1915
SIMON'S Gigantic Summer Sale Has Been Extended FOR ANOTHER SEVEN DAYS . Bargains in Men's Clothing & Mercery. Prices will be cut to tlie nlfere fractious at this j Great ale. Profit lias not been considered, so therefore call and inspect for yourself. Every item going at Big Reduction. Note these few pecial Bargains. Men's Flannel Shirts, worth .3/6 and 3/11. Going at 2/74. Men's Grey Dungaree Trousers, worth 3/11, going at 3/1 1. Men's Blue Dungaree Trousers, worth 3/6, going at a/6 Men's Fashion Shirts, v/orth 3/11, gofnjj at 3/7^. Men's Black Cotton Socks, extra heavy, going at 6d pair. Men s Brown Cotton Socks, extra heavy, going at -5d pair. Bargains in Groceries and Crockery Best White Sugar, 2 24 lb., or 16/0 for 701b bag. ,, Golden Tips Teo, usual price 1/6, sale price 1/3. „ Coffee, usual price l/£-, sale price 1/5. ,. 2/ ? /$-? ,, Flour, for 2jlbbafir 3/8. Baking Powder, Aunt Mary or Good Shot, sale price 1/2 Best Pickles, sale price 8.Jd or 8/3 doz. ~ ,, Essences,...
A 16 INCH GUN. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 April 1915
A 16-INCH GUN. Some interesting particulars about tho Germau big gun of the 10-inch class have come to my. knowledge (writes- a -correspondent of tho 'Dailv Express'). 1 will not call it a new gun, because it was under construction experimentally at Krupp's thrco years ago at least, but it has not been nub nciy mentioned during tho war. It fires a shell of 20241b., and its range is given as 23,810 yu:»Js, or, roughly, l ;-jJ miles. The ponetration of Krupp armour, how ever, is only' given at a 'range of seven miles, at which it is stated t be IDA inches. J
Latest War News. SYDNEY, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 April 1915
Latest War News. Sydney. Wednesday. I I xho British gamed an important I success in Flniidord. They captured 1 a position near Yprcs which marks a step in tho Allies' efforts to turn tho German right. Further south the French repulsed attacks in Wcevre and progressed in Alsace. Tho capturo of Garros has been confirmed. It is rumoured in Rome that Italy 1ms fixed to-day (Tuesday) as tlio last day for a dofinito Austrian answer to the Italian demands. Austrian and German steamers which are taking refuge at Anconn, Italy, have been ordered to Dalmatia, under tho escort of an Austrian destroyer and sub marine. A Paris paper says tlmt Italy has called up her 1891 con scripts. Italy is perfecting her trans port arrangements on the Austrian frontier, and many fresh units aro being hurried forward. British warships bombarded llio German forces at Middlekirko and Ostend. Tlio inundations in tho Yser region aro subsiding, and fighting is becom ing moro lively. Trains containing German wounded...
THE ANTARCTIC. SIR DOUGLAS MAWSON S STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 April 1915
THE ANTARCTIC. «31R DOUGLAS MAWSON S STORY. Exhausted, weaK, nuu chilled, for my hands were bare and pouuds of suow had got iuside my clothing, I hung with the linn conviction that all was over except the passing. Below was a black chasm; it would be but the work of n moment to slip from the harness; then all thc pain and toi. woulo be over, it | was a rare situation, a rare temptation, I a chance to quit small thiugs for ^K-at, I to pass from tne petty exploration of a planet to tho contemplation of vaster worlds beyond. But tnere was all eter nity for the Inst. nn-i, at its lougest, tho present would bo but short. I felt better for thc thought. It is thus that 8ir Douglas .dawson, in thc book in which ho tells tho story of his Antarctic explorations in tho years 1011-1011, describes his feelings when, 100 miles from succour, he was alone; when the surviving companion of his travels, Dr. Mertz, had, after privations almost beyond his physical ennurance, been ac cepted into thn l4pe...