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ARTILLERY DUEL. ABOVE THE AISNE. VIEW OF SOISSONS BATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
ARTILLERY DUEL. above the aisne. VIEW OF SOISSONS BATTLE. Richard Harding Davis, tlio Now York Tri bunu correspondent, wroto on Sopteinbei 1S,rho fields of battle beyond Mcaux. through which to-day it was necessary for mo to pass to roach the fight at Solssons, allowed no evidence of leisurely withdrawal, but on both sides evidences of most desperate light ing and of artillery flro that spread desolation far and wide. _ __ Tho routp of the Uerman army was mtirKeu by knapsacks, uniforms, nnd accoutrements scattered over tho llelds as fur as you could see. Red Cross flags hanging from bushes showed where dressing stations had been set up, aud under them were blond-stained ban dages, clothing and hoots, piled as high us u man's chest, and tlio bodies of those Geriniin soldiers whom first aid bad failed to save. ABANDONED AUTOMOBILES. I ess pitiful but still evidencing the wnslo- r f ill Mess of war were the motor trucks and /' auti molnlcs that in the flight had been aban doned Thcv ha...
THE RED CROSS. HOSPITAL WORK AT THE FRONT. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
THE RED CROSS. HOSPITAL work at the front. Everybody knows that tho Red Cross— the world-famous flag bearing a red cross on a whitu ground— is recognised by uil civilised nations as tlio distinguishing mark of the nmbulancc or hospital department In war, ami that to flro on it is sacrilegc. And yet how few of us know tho name of Henri Du iiant, the originator of tho Red Cross move ment, and the real author of tho Geneva con vention ot 1863, when delegates from all the most Important countries of the world met together and decided on the universal recog nition of tho Ited Cross In tlmn of war. It was really tbe terrible sufferings of English troops during tho Crimean War, and tho fearful revelations afterwards made regarding the inadequacy of the ambulance and hospital arrangements, which led Dunant, inspired by tho heroic efforts of Florence Nightingale and her companions, to work for tho establishment of tho Red Cross Society. Dunant, ns n tourist, had been an eye-witness ot tho fe...
Mail Time Table. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
Mail Time Table. Timo of departure from Cobar Post Offico — For Sydney, 7.30 a.m. (and whon bearing late fee 7.45 a.m.), Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Wrightvillo, G.30 p.m. Monday, Wednes day and Friday. Louth, Friday, G p.m. Baden Park, Friday, C p.m. Gilgunnia, Friday, 6 p.m. Mt, Drysdalo, Tuesdays and Fridays, 6 and 6.15 p.m. Nymageo and Bhuttloton, Thursdays. 5.30 p.m. Elouera, Tuosdays and Saturdays, 10 and 10.15 a.m. WUcauuia, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sat ordays, 5.30 p.m. Illowong, Monday, Wednesday and Fri day, 6.30 p.m. Timo of arrival at Post Office, Oobar. from Bydnoy, oto., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 6 p.m. From Wrightville, Tuosday, Thursday and Saturday, 7 a.m. From Louth, Thursday, 6 a.m. From Bad tin Park, Wodnosday, G a.m. From Gilgunnia, midnight Tuesday. From Mt. Drysdalo, Monday avd Thurs day, 5.45 p.m. From Nymagoe arid Bhuttloton, Wed nosday, 6 a.m. From Elouora, Tuesday and Saturday 7 a.m. * ' From Wileannia, Monday, Thursdav and Saturday, 6 a.m. From ...
The Barber Talks. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
The Barber Talks. ' I stood on the Bridge at mid night ! No, I didn't. It wasn't a bridge, and it wasn't at midnight. Ib was in Tom Olarke's bar about half past eight one 8unday night— and the Bridge was an after part in tbe oomedy.' ' What's all that refer to?' I asked the harbor, after he had rattled off tbo above. What's it refer to,' he repeated exoitedly. ' Why, where have you been that you havon't heard of tbe great and noble capture of ONE in the bar during prohibited hours ? They say it's his first successful pro secution of any kind, but I don'b know. He'll get a stripe now, for sure, but it probably won't bo on tho arm. I have often hoard it said tho law is an ass, but bhe way Borne gingerbread bobbies interpret the said law makes it look like a whole pad dookful of assos. Every constable should know its an offence ^ against the law to sell even soft drinks on tbe Sabbath, yet wo hear of certain lemon-squash bobbies patronising these places on SundayB and thus fraoturing t...
The War. SYDNEY, Friday. 3 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
The War. Sydney. Friday. 3 p.m. The UormanB were repulsed near Tracy-lo-val, and lost heavily in the engagement. The activity of the German artu lory has increased on the northern front, particularly between the sea and Lys. Eighty big German guns rmwBd tlirounb Liege on tho way to the Belgian front, and 7000 engineers to construct bridges in tho flooded area. „ _ ,, A correspondent of Lo Tomps (Paris) says tho Germans aro com pletely exhausted, and will soon be driven ontiroly out of Franco. Xmas will bo colobrated with joy by tho Allies, especially by Bufsia. Gonoral Hindehorg has assumed the offonsivo ovor a narrow front be tween the rivors Vistula and Warta. Tho strategy of this move is consid ered important, giving the enemy a chance to copo with the huge Hussion army. Sydney, Saturday. 9 a.m. It is reported that General Hind onborg's Army pushed a wedge into tho Russian centre, driving the Rus sians back fifty miles from tbe Prus sian frontier. Russian offioials admit a revers...
Latest Telegrams. SYDNEY, Saturday, 10 a.m. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
Latest Telegrams. SYDNEY, Saturday, 10 a.m. I Tho Stato Premier in an intorviow last night issuod a warning to mom bora of tho Lalior Porty who over stepped the bounds of party loyalty in regard to criticism. Tho Premier left for Melbourno last night, and will not roturn till Wed nesday morning. As a result of negotiations between the State Government and Federal authorities, aud cortain other StateB, it has boon deoidod to proceed with a Bill authorising tho State Govern ment to tako over if necessary tho presont season's wheat crop of the Stato. An effort will bo made to put tho measure through all its stages on Tuesday next. According to tho Minister for De fence, the Commonwealth Govern ment is at present tho largest ship owner in Australia. It lias in its possession 17 of tho onomy's ships, and thoy are being manned from various unions. Tho Stato Labor Party in Western Australia bas rejooted all tbe former Ministers except Mr. Bath. Parlia ment moots on December 3, and tho sess...
Special Council Meeting. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
Special Council Meeting. , A speoial mooting of tho Cobar Council was held on Thursday evon ing, for tho purposo of oonBiooring tho RdviB&bUifcy of extending, etrongth- ening and widening of the wostorn drains and tho expenditure of the balanoe of tho £2000 loan rocoivod for work at tho reporvoir. Prosont: —Aid. Suthorland (Mayor), Morrison, Duffy, Woollott and Davidson. Tlio Mayor askotl Aid. Morrison if he would explain tho position, as chairman of tho works committee. The following roport by tho works committee was tabled : — Up to Tuesday evoning, 17th instant, silt to between 4000 and 5000 cubic yards bad toon romoved from tho reservoir excavation, tbo chief portion of which had bean utilised for strengthening drains and embankment for silt tank, which latter has been partly exca vated and now inundatod. Tho drains from tbo eastern and wostorn points of tho embankment or inlotB havo boen partly constructed, and aro ho ing completed to rarry the drain silt into the silt ...
FEEDING THE FLEET. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
FEEDING THE FLEET. ? Ask a British Jack Tar what ho thinks of tho food aboard, and I10 will probably say 'It's nothing to shout about,' at tlio same time admitting that if you are hungry it's not bad tack. Thu milttun comes from Aus tralia. the tinned beet (called Fanny Adams, a name which is supposed to coniiniiiiorato tlio awful fate ot all over-curious young lady who was onco tempted to try a ration) from America, while tho pickled pork halls from Kussia. And It cannot bo called exactly tresli klllo.l, lor tho authorities believe 111 having all inexhaustible supply In stock. Tho eon scqucnco is that at Malta there is a seven years' supply of Chicago beef stored, not counting a largo quantity at Gibraltar. Tho homo victualling yards are tho itoy.il Victoria at Deptford (close to the catllo trade centre), the Royal Clarence at Cos port and the lloyal William at Plymouth. Tliero aro also depots at tho Capo of Ootid Hope, Halifax, Bermuda, Hongkong, Trin coinaloe, Jamaica, Sydney, an...
The Weather. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
The Weather. The weather during the past week boa been hot and sultry. The fol lowing were tbo official readings for Oobar : — Sunday ... ... 105 Monday ... ... 100 TueBday ... ... 100 Wednesday ... 104 Thursday... ... 101 Friday ... ... 101 As the result of thunderstorms SO points of rain foil during tho week (60 points on Tuesday, and 20 on Friday). Tho storm last night was accompanied by severe and vivid lightning and loud claps of thunder. Sprlngfiold station recorded 70 points, Paddington 46, and Paddington baok station 14.
"FINGER PRINTS." A WRECKED COUNTRYSIDE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
'FINGER PRINTS.' A WRECKED COUNTRYSIDE. As one motes day after day about tlds region which has 'been, und sttll is, so har ried by war, it is a never-ending surprise to see how much of the peaccltil lite of l he country still goes on (wrote a special corre spondent of the Times from o.-tend on Sep tember L'?). The 'tinger-prlnlK of tile Ger mans'— as We have come to vail them -are, Indeed, on alt sides; not only in the ruins of such places as l.ouv.iiu. 'lermoiido. Mal luos. Metto. but in the blackened debris of isolated farmsteads, the wreckage of burn ed windmills, fragments of vehicles some times gun-carriages- tilled into dilches. And everywhere are entrenchments, narricam.s, pickets. The paved roads run long and straight, through the rich farmland.' dotted hero and then? with tillages, churches, patches of wood. Kvery mile or two ihe car U held up and papers 111:14 be produced, usually while all .tiuiuhle Belgian soldier keeps you covered with '.lis ril'o. one grows s*o accus t...
Sale of Work. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
Sale of Work. At a meeting hold in the Methodist School Hall on Thursday last ar rangements wero completed for the holding of a salo of work on Wednes day, Novombor 25th. Tho stalls will comprise — General, Eefroshment, Ice Cream, Flo wor and Sweets. Thero will be several competitions, includ ing a ponny polishing competition for ladies, the prize for which is a set of silver mounted carvers, bun oating competition for boys, and hanging out olothes competition for mon. In ad dition there will bo a musical pro gramme.
War and the Woman BOOK II. THE PLAYERS. CHAPTER I. A RACE FOR AN EMPEROR. I. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
War and the Wjman By MAX PEMR^r .f. BOOK II. TIIB PLAYERS. Chapter I. A KACE FOR AN EMPEROR. I. There wore two yachts on the Adriatic Sea waiting for an emperor. One lay in the harbor of Fiumc; tho other at Trieste. The emperor himselfi was still at Potsdam, and none of the news papers seemed to know when he would sail. Sir Jules Achon was a man of infinite patience and superb tenacity. Few but . his intimate friends knew much about him. He had amassed a great fortune as a ship broker, and now with advancmg years, he devoted the bulk of his fortune to this tre mendous project of European Federation. Yet it was all done without any claptrap whatever. The newspapers had hardly heard of it. There was no writer of emin ence to take it up. Sir Jules worked in jjreat places, but he worked silently. Al ready his scheme had tho approval of kings and emperors. He had gone to St. Petersburg with a recommendation to the English Ambassador which opened all doors. But for a dramatic accident of ...
THE MIDNIGHT MARCH. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
THE MIDNIGHT MARCH. (Tho embarkation of tlio Expeditionary Forces was earned out iu tho 'Silouco oi tho night.') — News ltonu 'When tho city folds her mautle, And tho stars a vigil keep; When the 'Ghosts' of day, departed, Haunt tho wearied ones, asleep; When Silencc hoists her peuuant In the stead of Busy Day, There comes the tramp of marching Of the soldiers, on their way. Tramp, tramp, tramp — Hoar tho echocs of the feet. How tho swinging stops aro ringing As they fall upon tho street, Ju that 'silent' march at midnight Of tho soldiers to tho Day. When the city lies aMrcainiug, And night crccps on a'pnee Our khaki boys arc marching, To faco tho grim menace. When 'sontry' clocks aro booming Their midnight 'warning' cry, There's a forco of sturdy 'Stralians A' swiftly swinging by. Tramp, tramp, tramp, Hear tho echoes of the feet. How tho swinging steps ' aro ringing As they fall upon tho street, Iu that 'silent' march at midnight To where tho transports lie. ? When tho city stirs, ...
LAWS OF WAR. WHAT CIVILISATION DEMANDS. "CULTURED" GERMANS DON'T ALWAYS OBEY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
LAWS OF WAR. WHAT CIVILISATION DEMANDS. 'CULTURED' GERMANS DON'T ALWAYS OBEY. What din\s being In -a stale of war with another country involve? What arc the laws of modern warfare? What are the rights of private rUi'/.ciis? These Important ques tions arc naturally being asked iu these days of bloodshed and .strife, when Western Europe: has been converted into one huge battlefield. it is instructive, therefore, to study tiic principal ri'.ies of warfare and the humane restrictions pktccd upon it by tho various international conventions. These 1 may be summarised as follows:— j A state of war between two nations means i thaL all the subjects of the one are enemies I of aii the subjects of the other. As such, the subjects of each country are exposed in their persons and property to hos tile tnalment from the subjects of the other. JJ/stJiictlons have, however, of recent years been made betwVen combatants aud non~ combatants, between public property and private property at sea, and betw...
LATEST FASHION. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 21 November 1914
LATEST FASHION. l,:it^o thil Irs-lmriis are very popular wear I iir viinny jjirls. Tliev generally hoast of Inii^' lil.n k velvet si tr:i iii-'r.s, .'in. I iire trimmed with inanv :iii.I mult i eoloreil Mowers. Tho II:it-t»]-|---1 lial.s lire wry general wear, and ;t iv I i tu remain mi dnring t lie similiter iiiiiiiiIii. Tlii'.v ati' iwially worn very much tilli'.l either to 'lie si-li* 'r over the face, und ihe under pint built tip liijjh with a li;imleaii . nveteil with (lowers or loops of rib bon. The style of gown in our illustration is of plain i-repO'ile-iiiine, or would look eijually well in soft silk.
Experienced Magistrate. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 25 November 1914
Experienced Mbgistrato. '? ' A man recently complained to the nagtt. trate at tbo Thames Court that he; bad Vnn 'done ' over tho purchase of a pony, which, on rcauhina; home, ' turned dead, laoe^V Mr. Dloki neon : How much did you live for it? Applicant ; Fifty-five thUliogf. Mr. Dioliinson: Do you upeot t« nt a good pony for' that P ' Applicant : Of. oourae I do— get it beth good and sound. Wbr I bornrht am ones fo* 20s., and it turned out a ' ripper.' . Mr. Dickinson : Ii you bare had any pre vious experience of bone matters you ant know your dearest friend., will d« yea if he can. . . - - -y ? ? Applicant : Why it'. tegalar nrit.il*, and It will . only fetefa . riz -beb at tha 'knaokers..' -. Mr. Dickinson : I daresay it ia, bat yea will be more wideawake in the fntare, aa Mn experieooe will oeft'yetr«..; ? FUb, a. a rale, inmate ia «MI mt i ltngth ayery ye*.»p te fefc 4«»tt ? ?
A Bachelor's Nieces, PUBLISHED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT. COPYRIGHT. CHAPTER III.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 25 November 1914
?' ' ) A Bachelor's Nieces, PUBLISHED BY SPEOIAL ARRANGEMENT. i JSy SDora TluddeM, Author of ?' Footprint* In tlo Snow,' 'Tho Broke' Seal,' Btueullilho Wave. ??A Bitter Birthright,' 'The Drift of Fate,' ?? The Sccret of tho River, 'The Last Signal' 'A Hidden Chain,' ' A Country Swccthrait, 'Her l'loraiao True,' On Golden Hinge*,' ' A fcatal luat| ' Hiii Will and Here,' *«., &»? COPYRIGHT. CHAPTER III.— ( Continutd.) lA.r three years no liuly hiid poured out Sir Herald's morning coftce. Wits it better made tlmn usunl, or was it thnt n wuukiii's deft hand had mixed it to n nicety with Mtjjar and cream, that lie i njoyi'd it moro than he had ever done .-iticc the grout broaker-up of all earthly lies had taken away his mother and left him alone in the room she had i-ome into, a blushing-bride, more than ti ft v vearn ago li ' I want you to feel at home, dear, during your visit to mc,' Sir Gerald ,-iiid, putting a .taring cIhufc at tbe end »f his specch — ' So you will escusc 111...
FROM THE SCHOOLS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 25 November 1914
? , ? » ? ' ? PROM THE SCHOOLS. A surprising answer was elicited in a recent examination at a-board school in London. ''Who was David!' asked the in spector. - 'King of Israel and the sou of Jesse,' replied a' bright -'bOy,' 'Who wns Jesse/' continued the in spector. 'The Flower of Duublaije,'; said the scholar after a slight pause.