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ANZAC BUFFET MATINEE MISS ADA REEVE'S APPEAL. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 21 July 1917
ANZAC BUFFET MATINEE MISS ADA REEVE'S APPEAL. The funds for the Anzac Buffet are steadily growing, although they have not yet reached the figure Miss 'Ada Reeve has set her heart upon raising before she leaves Sydney, namely, £5000. ?A' ... With a view of making a big haul in one aay, tne popular comedienne has made arrange ments to give a big. matinee in aid of the funds in the last week of her season. This will take place at the Tivoli Theatre, by per mission of Mr. Hugh D. Mclntosh, on Friday, August 3. A feature of the show will be an auction sale at which there will be put up an unusually interesting collection of souvenirs. These include a window blind upon which over 500 soldiers inscribed their names at various times when they visited the Anzac Buffet in London. It is a priceless relic, and arrange ments arc being made for it to be displayed in a leading window of a city establishment prior to the matinee. Among the many other articles is a vocalion presented by Heiron &...
STRYCHNINE POISON HUSBAND ACCUSED OF MURDERING HIS WIFE STARTLING CHARGE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 21 July 1917
STRYCHNINE POISON HUSBAND ACCUSED OF MUR DERING HIS WIFE STARTLING CHARGE. The death on June 22, In tragic circum- stances, of Mrs. Marguerite Alice Dixon, of The Rock, in the Albury police district of New South Wales, and the committal for trial of her husband, Oswald Henry Dlxon, formerly a clerk in the local branch of the Bank of New South Wales, have furnished the State with a sensation such as it has not experienced since the Dean case, in which a man was charged with attempting to poison his wife. Dixon is the son of a former Inspector of Police stationed at Young, and he and his wifo had lived in Temora prior to his transfer to The Rock. On the evidence it would appear the parties, were happy in their married life, though the wife objected to living in the country. STRYCHNINE AND MICE. At the inquest on July 12, the keeper of the house in which the Dixons lived said that on the evening of the day on which the woman died, she saw Dixon stand at the door of the dining-room with...
THE MIRROR of SOPRT HORSE, FOOT, AND MARINE Returning the Pelf. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
[?] HORSE, FOOT, AND MAKINB -By Our Correspondents. Returning the Pelf. Chaser Caibye was not long in putting back the pelf lost on him in the Grand National Steeple into the pockets of punters. He captured Godfrey Watson Steeplechase at Cauliield last Saturday in good style, but even then had to survive a protest for an alleged interference with the second horse, Widden. Cajbye's price was a surprise, and leads one to believe that the tribe of Ike in Melbourne must oe in a very ocncvotcni niuuu jusi at present. The field wasn't anything like as dangerous as that which Caibye stacked up against the previous week, yet 3 to 1 was freely on. This nag is sure to shape well in the coming Australian Steeplechase, but the writer does not think that he will be able to turn the tables on the N.S.W. leppcr, Old Mun gindi, who, according to all accounts, had in hand more than- the 91b difference in the weights between himself' and the horse which lie beat by half a length. A Change of Luck. Ab...
SMOKERS' PARADISE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
SMOKERS' PARADISE. Every man that enjoys his pipe knows that the secret of a good smoke depends upon the pipe you use. Mick Simmons arc offering a high-grade Briar Pipe, made from the finest -selected briar root, hand-cut mouthpiece, heavy sterling silver mount In all the leading shapes at 4/ (post free). Every smoker should pay a visit regularly to Mick Simmons, the smokers' para dise, Haymarket, Sydney.
OUR LETTER BOX [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
OUR LETTER BOX A new ? correspondent from Gladstone (-fc) wrilet: — A« I .am interested in your page of tlie Mirror, I thought I 'would write to vou alao. I hope you will enrol me an or* of, your correspondents. I am just mateexi yen* old, mid I lire in .Uladstone. Our '-harbor (Port CurtU) is ooiisidernl next best -to Sydney Harbor. It is surrounded by iilands, on which we often camp out. (Dear H.S.,— As you do not give a pen name, I »ra replying to U.S. I have never been to Gladstone, ', ner«r farther north tlian Brisbane; alas!— Aun: Bee.) I . Sunshine -sends a delightful letter, although in 'her' modesty she-nays that ? too is not good at tlie art o! Jtttor 'writing. ' 1 shall be pleased to vousider tho eureestlons slic wakes for Die next competitions. She brings -n interesting li-tit? item to light, showing how keen her .iutfrmt in the Mirror luut .always been. She writes: 'Tlie- closing dst* for tiiese competitions U 'my dad1* birthday, also 4 he Mirror's Vnbday, July 31. The ...
GOOD FUN. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
GOOD FUN. A lot of fun can be got out of an Air Gun, especially these cold evenings, and a tourna ment for a small prize will keep a house full of boys and girls £oing merrily all the. time. An Air Gun proves very useful at times .too when the noisy cats play up. You will find a splendid assortment at Mick Simmons, Haymarket, Sydney. Call or write for list. ?———i ? — a Printed amT published by ? Claude Gordon Corbclt, of ? Kutclk1, renkivil-str-M-t, Bondi, for the Olobe News paper Company, Limited, at the office of the company, 180-1SS Cartlcreagfl-E'ireet, Syiimy, July si, 1917.. . ????.' .???!??.?? ? : :? . ?
Bush Brigands Tales of Old-time Rangers I.-WHITEHEAD AND HOWE [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
Bush Brigands Tales of Old-time Rangers I.—WHITEHEAD AND HOWE, In his interesting history of bushranging in Australia, Mr. Boxall says the first 'ranger of whom there is mention in the records was Whitehead, leader of a gang which in 1810 robbed farmers and others in the neighborhood of Hobart Town. A proclamation was issued offering rewards and indulgences to cqnvlcts who would assist in the capture of the gang. Whitehead was he first to organise a band which combined lighway robbery with burglary and petty lar :eny. One of the crimes of which he was cnown to have been guilty was the torture of i crazy convict, John Hopkins, whom he susv -ected of attempting his betrayal. He made, i pair of moccasins, roughly fashioned from - ?aw hide, fitted and fastened these to the* feet -f the suspect, and filled them with bulldog inta. Hopkins died in awful agony. Whiter lead ranged the district for about three years -ef ore a proclamation of outlawry was pub* ished. Soon after the issue of th...
BILLJIMS TROUBLES [?] [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
\TRODEtn iMin ctnmnurAXD. tW.W. («nd proud of It) writel : 'In there anythlnu to nhow that the Cumberland was wilfully wrecked V Thil question will have to be cent by the writer to the Censor. HAS TO CO BACK. Anzao write* : 'I have been in It tlnee GaUlpoil (in clusive of the landing and the evacuation). Stopped a licht one In Franoe. and ea.me home. I have h*- enough of It, and would have been glad to »uy ; but how cin I, wticn I know the fellows over there are up against it 1 People talk of the outlaws of Uio old. pushes. Rut for all they did and for all they were, by ? . they stuck to their cobbers. Have all tho Ulnkum Australians cone r I usrd to - think that every men we bred would fight, but I am Inclined to the opinion that we bavo bred Dome who would teed off a llun't hand.' ins luck. OIT-Oie-Ust writes : 'I would like to hare some inside Information as to how Uie pension system 1ft operated. When I camn back I went un for examination, and was allowed half -pension. Without ...
WRITE TO THE MIRROR ABOUT IT A PEACE FIGHTER. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
,WRITE»THE MIPROI? ABOUT IX A PEACE FIGHTER. unaiiMo s Cm I enlist specially for home strWeo t I am Bt for foreign service, but do not want to -n- out of the couutry. If I din get Into the liomt ecrrlcesome fellow who would like a spell lu France could ret avuy, lici-lupc, (This correspondent dors not want any flghtln*. Wh»t is wants is a footwarraer.l THE I.W.W. Lsborlst : I fee that uitvr the arttrle tu The Mirror, on Hie I.W.W. appeared, the police raided their kennel In the city. 1'lty tills wan not dono long ago. 1 thlnit the police mid on Sunday nlgiit came Juct about n time to stop a raid of another kind, which was to liuvo Iidcii tnndo by people who hare a jrood tlcal more against Uie I.W.W. than the pollro have. Though, tie Lord knows, tho police could have putted a lot ot the Kong lone Ago, AN HONOR ROLL. 0091 'writes ; Can you tell me If It la true Uiat a blj; firm In the city, supposed to bo Hrlliidi-dlrecicd, is now under other management T Alto if tM» firm's honor roll...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
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HIS TROUBLE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
HIS TROUBLE. Poetry nearly, but not quite, won its first V.C. lately. Lieut Palmer, who was given the M.C., is one of the poetry readers for a Lon don publishing house, and was awarded the M.C. for great gallantry. His troubles after he came through his little brush-up with the Huns was that he could not shave, owing to his face being full of miscellaneous hardware. One of Palmer's brothers, who was an accountant in the Leonora G.M. Co. (W.A.). enlisted in Sydney, and went out with the 13th.
WAR-TIME CURIOS [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
WAR-TIME CURIOS Although money for the London Anzac - Buffet is steadily coming in as a response to Miss Ada Reeve's appeal, the comedienne is far from satisfied with the result. She insists on raising £5000 in this State. Next Friday, August 3, has been set apart by Miss Reeve for a grand gala matinee and auc tion. This will be held at the Tivoli Theatre, by permission and in co-operation with Mr. Hugh D. Mclntosh, M.L.C., and the proceeds,, without any deductions whatsoever, will be handed over to the funds. A special programme' has been arranged for the occasion. The auc tion sale should prove unusually interesting, as many war-time curios are to be put up. The famous blind upon which are inscribed the names of five hundred of the original Anzacs and Private Jackson, V.C., is not to be auc tioned after alL It will be raffled instead. Tickets are priced at £5 each, and may be had direct from Miss Ada Reeve or from the Ameri can Bag Company, Pitt-street, who have de voted a special...
AFTER HIS PLUG. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
AFTER HIS PLUG. The boys had come back from a cross-over Into the Hun' country and brought in a few prisoners. Joe was cleaning out his pipe, with the intention of setting fire to some weed, when he was observed . patting his pockets, to an accompaniment of language which seemed to fill the bill. Then he jumped off his seat, danVinri miir th* tmi acain and made back through a hail of fire to the trenches from ?which he had just come. In ten minutes he was back with two new prisoners. 'What did you do such a mad thing for?' asked his pla toon commander. 'Bll' me,' was the reply, 'I dropped me plug w'en I was bitin* of? a chew in the trench.' 'And what about these?' asked the officer. 'Oh, well, they 'appened to be there w'en I got back, an' a feller mustn't shirk 'is chances. So I just brung 'em along with me. 'Ere's the plug,' and he proceeded, with his bayonet, to saw it up for fuel.
PLAIN AUSTRALIAN RECRUITING. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
PLAIN AUSTRALIAN KECHUITINO. I The recruiting conference held In Bydney this ftveek has passed resolutions bo sensible that 'people are wondering why they were not passed or simply acted on ever bo long ago. But the conference, being composed neither of politi cians nor 'of military theorists, w»a the oort of body of which common-sense might be ck pected. As to recruiting itself, despite the wise resolutions, the outlook In still dubious. Patriots need no persuasion, and it is doubtful wnethcr the hard-shelled Indiffcrentlsts that remain can by any means be persuaded. From month to month while the war lasts there will always be a certain number of volun tary recruits, but we wunt and must have seven thousand a month. Seven thousand a month represents the irreducible minimum. If ohe falls short of that minimum, Australia will be guilty of black treachery to her sons on the fighting front We are giving the voluntary system its final trial, and every patriot must join in making the tri...
THE OTHER SIDE OF IT [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
T1IK OTHKK SIDE OF IT. On ilic way to execution a German spy complained of LciiiK married through the frown slush and. frcerang mud to t'o place Tviicre he van to Etand in Iront of the rlflea of a firing-party of Australians. 'You're brutc-e— nclWnB 1-?5«,' he laid to the non-com, in charge. 'Don t tee wot jou'vo jrtri to lilck at,' wsi- the cool rcp-.v- 'You're through 'hen you pet there, but we've go! 10 Co Uul; through it all !'
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
£25 SECOND PRIZE. £100 FIRST PRIZE. £1° mm PREE* 20 20 I *£5 '' £5 20 50 PRIZES PRIZES SPECIAL SPECIAL PRIZES PRIZES AT £1. AT 10/- LADIES' PRIZE. SOLDIERS1 PRIZE. AT 5/- AT 2/6. TOE SPECIAL PUKES WILL BE AlVAHDED TO LADIES AND 60MHKB8 KESWSCriVELY EOT TUBY WILL A1.RO W! E-IGTBLK FOR THE OTHER I*I_Ea 8PEC3AI. FACILITIES WILL BI8 GIVES W- S0LMEB3 HOW TO MAKE BULLETS AND imadxkb living in hkmotb Di-Tiucra Km dioowj any of thc £0 Example* irircn In the next column. Then «tltct a ttow ol TWO. TIIRBK, or EXAMPLES OP BULLETS SS»t»l^'«w^^^J^1wttJ»sra« es.^,=?.»- _u&. rasa*'*'--* ' ?=nr sa^jrwpsjr* SsgtfwA-JT*' _M_SE__. EHEr- ' ' fiBS?-- ? WILL HUP YOU -. Example* A Soldier's Life. Example: Bie Australian Ad vane E a flO-OKS MOMENT. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE. eOATTBRKD DREAM. Bullet: Not All Honey. Bullet: Expected Any Minute. EVERY WOMAN KXOW& IT NEEDS TACT. Competitors may send In two Ballets on one coupon for rixpenoe. H more coupon* are used, an entry fee at tic rate of (3d for...
A QUICK RISE. [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
A QUICK .RISE. 'tVo'.'s it like out t'nc.re in front ?' shoaled a AVest. Australian to one nf his colibcrs beinp Hilton back, woumh'il, to tin; bate. 'Best place in ilm world to get a ?niick rlfio,' wild tlio wounded man ; 'I walked out « couple of hours ajjo earryln' me swap, mi1 now Fm gcin' hnek like a toff, in a motor car with * cushion.'
I.W.W. RAID SMART POLICE WORK [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
I.W.W. RAID SMART POLICE WORK Tfie raid by the police (under instruction* from the Inspector-General, whose special power is conferred by the War Precautions Act) on the I.W.W. headquarters in Sussex street, Sydney, was the consequence of a boast by some of the leaders of the incendiaries that, if there were a surprise visit to the premises. there would be a surprise for the visitors. The suggestion read into the threat of tho I.W.W. was that their meeting place was pro vided with appliances to be used to defeat any attempt of examination into the methods of the association — bombs, firearms, and other weapons, the possession of which is in opposi tion to the regulations. The Inspector-General of Police, acting with a proper regard to his . responsibilities as the chief of the system pro vided for the preservation' of the peace of the city, ordered an invasion of the rooms, and this was effected last Sunday night, in a manner which established the efficiency of the force. Inspector ...
THEY SAY [Newspaper Article] — The Mirror — 28 July 1917
THEY SAY ? ? That Mr. Webster cannot produce evidence to justify his charges against the men in the' postal service. ? * ? That Inspector-General Mitchell has driven a nail deep into the coffin of the I.W.W. in N.S.W. That an enemy-born subject is in too close communication with the interned Huns.. ? ? ? ? That the raid on the rooms of the I.W.W. was a masterpiece of police-generalship. That if the biggest of the war-profiteers were taxed on their makings the Treasury would benefit largely. ? ? ? . That if the McCaughey scheme for the in surance of soldiers were publicly taken up re cruiting would boom again. « ? ? That one of the big insurance companies has paid over half a million in policies on soldiers who will not come home. -» ? « That the I.W.W. executive lived up to its high . ideals— its premises were the dirtiest in the city. Chinatown ia clean in comparison. That the Russian extremists will either dis member the Empire or install there a military autocracy equal to that o...