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THE ALLIES' STRENGTH. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
THB AXiLIHS' STRENGTH; " ' r" At the Uountry iJress Uonlsrenoe, the Cousuls-'Geiierals- of Franco and I Japan responded to the toast of the Allies. The former said that France was no longer, short of men, munit ions, or money. The French had weapons much stronger than at the beginning of the war. They also bad reason to believe that- the Ger mans were running short ef food. He strongly urged the necessity for enlistment on the part'of the young men of Australia. France v/onld never make a separate peace. The Japanese Consul stated that trade between Australia and Japan has greatly increased since the oatbieak of war.
CORRESPONDENCE. THE SECOND BOMB AMONG THE FARMERS (To the Editor.) [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
CORRESPONDENCE. THE SECOND BOMB AMONG THE FARMERS . (To the Editor.) Sir,—About 15 months ago our State Government fired the first by seizing wheat at Darling Island at 4/2 per bushel when the market price was 5/2. Later theiy seized the whole wheat crop^at 5/ and broke all wheat contracts, treating the scrap of paper like the Kaiser has done. Our Labor Government pat this wheat bill through Parliament pro mising the farmer fair market value for his wheat. With this under standing the Legislative Council passed the Bill. The result to-day is that "Might is Right," though .uow for many months a Commission comprised of a judge, a union .secre tary, and a wool limn has been ap pointed to fix the nuvrkft value. Then, with the most learned Queen's j Counsel, travelling the country ask- 1 ing tricky questions and trying to make the farmer believe that 5/ was a fair market - value. No farmers havq> been a 11 owed on this Con)mis sion arid the judge admitted that be was bound by the prin...
SERVING THE AT FRONT [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
SERVING THE AT FRONT The following is a list of those who have gone on active scrvi.ce. Anyone knowing of others not on this list would greatly oblige us if they would send any names that'are "omitted, as only by this means can a complete list be compilqd : vV. Alston R. Aldritt .J. Aldritt S. Attwood Charles Baker W. J • Baker B. Baxter John Berry Andrew Berry Thos Berry S. Bennett H. Baxter Leslie Bacn V. Bogie F. Brooks P. Byrnes R. Biggs J. Broad Bert. Brown D, Blowes H. Bolder — Bolder F. Bullard H. Buckley -C. Beasley F. Brophy C. Cox J. Cox E. Carberry D. Carberry S. Carberry C. Christiansen . T. Cardew R. Christian T. Callan T: Colan. T. Clancy R. Crutch -John Clarke J. Christie P. Christie Curry J. Crawford ■J. Cameron R. C. Campbell E. Dunn H. Dalmain W. Davidson J.Davis H. Dawson (died) -J. R. Diggs A. Dawes E. Dawes J as. Dean G. Ellis Eric Elderidge Lang Field Aub. Field ■Jno Finch C. Finch H. Foran F.P.Fyfe A. Flavelle .A. Finn (invalided) V. Fenton :Vi'ex. Friend Fros...
SHIRE COUNCIL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
SHIRE COUNCIL NEWS. "$» - ■ At last Friday's Shire Council meeting1, in the consideration of ten ders, the tender of P. Woods (£12/ 19/2) for contract Go-15, was accept ed. In regard to contract 6-&-15 (work near Mr Lam mis', Cnrban), it J was decided to leave it in the hands of the President and .engineer, to re ceive temporary improvements, the cost of which not to exceed £l0. It was decided to hold over the appointment of clerk till next me >fc ing. Further applications will be called for. Mr E. G. Colqulionn was appointed acting clerk in the mean time. ' The report of the urban area sub committee was adopted, with one or two minor alterations. This report recommended the inclusion of a large portion of the Railway subdivision in the area. Ladies and Genjfcs boots and shoes afc Garling's, extra good value, li-igh in quality low in price,--0 KSku3f&> J®
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
.The Eight-Cylinder " CADILLAC the Hands'of"-Thousands' of Users The Motoring world already knows that its performances far surpass'the most ardent claims that could be expressed in words. The expert opinion is that it is THE ULTIMATE IN PRACTICABILITY, SPEED, POWER, SMOOTHNESS, FLEXIBILITY, LUXURY ami EASE OF OPERATION. And, in the most essentia! of all qualities—STABILITY and ENDURANCE—there is abundant assurance that it will excel any "CADILLAC" which has preceded it. .say this, knowing full well that the record of the "Cadillac" Company for producing cars which endure, yg&lt;ir after year, stands uoapproachsd. $ We say, it with full remembrance of the fact that you can go back orse, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve years ami find that the "CADILLACS " then made are still in service. Recall, if you can, any other cars that can point lo service records of half the maximum period cited. The factors which are primarily responsible for shoi...
AUSTRALIA DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
AUSTRALIA DAY. A. meeting of the Australia Day Committee was held at the Austra lian Hall on Thursday evening last. There were present Messrs W. Bar dea (chair), S. L. Bryan (Treas.), A. F. Garling, T. J. Nash, G. Ran kin, Richards, H. Gibson, P. J. Mac Manus, and A. E. Perkins. The Treasurer presented the bal ance-sheet, which, showed that the total receipts were £1856/9 of wliich £1745/4 had been received in Gil gandra. The expenses amounted to £89/0/4. £187/16/4 now stood afc credit in the bank. The Chairman thought the balance sheet reflected credit on the district. He moved the adoption of the bal ance sheet. Great credit was due to Mr Bryan for the way he worked. It meant the bringing in of a few hun dreds of pounds that they would not otherwise have obtained. The sec retary, (Mr G. Christie) also worked well. He moved the adoption of the balance-sheet. Seconded by Mr Garling and car ried. Mr Bryan suggested that they re tain the £187 16s 3d for local re-1' quirements. ' The C...
A GOOD INVESTMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
With ilie object of helping to •build ap theFand for Allies' Day, Anthony Hordern and , Sons, Ltd., have presented the Committee with three prizes valued at £100, £15/15. and £9/15-—which ure to be dispos ed of by Art Union. Tickets have been fixed* at 1/ each, and the draw ing is to ta]ce place under direction of the Coimnittee during December. Permission has been secured enabl- j ing prize winners to select from the i big Brickfield Hill Universal Pro- j viders, any .goods they des.re to the"! value of the prize. -Ticket buyers, j therefore, while giving to the Fund 1 ito - .relieve the appalling- distress among the Allies, are likely to get back their contribution a thousand fold. The whole of. the proceeds go ■to the Fund, and there will be no •deductions for expenses, the donors of the prizes having undertaken to •defray the cost of conducting the Art 'Union. Tickets may be obtain ed from the Allies' Committee, 92ft Pitt St, or from. Anthony Hordern :and Sons., Ltd., Sydney.
"DEAD" MAN'S DOUBLE. FRENCH WIFE MOURNS A GERMAN AS HUSBAND. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
FRENCH WIFE MOURNS A GERMAN AS HUSBAND. The following is a true story of '©ue of the German methods of spy- j ing. Captain Belmont had been •dangerously wounded in an action in the Champagne country, and was •carried to a hospital, iu a little neighboring- town, where he shortly died without regaining consciousness. On searching his pockets when he was admitted the authorities had found a letter addressed to his wife with the note:—"Please forward in ease of^dangerous wounding." The ■ letter was sent, and Mme, Belmont was able to reach the hospital from Paris before her husband was placed .in a eofHn. The nursing sister who had tendered the captain received her, and tried to break the news as gently as possible, but at the first words the widow understood and fell fainting, into her arms. The sister, who knew that the dead man's face was fearfully mutilated, managed to persuade the wife not to insist on seeing her husband's features . again, so as "to keep .in.her memory the face as...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
Gar for Hire. ¥it. J. SMITH V Wishes to inform Slle Public of Gilgandra anel Western District generally i that he has for Hire j ...... Two Fine Overland Cars And isi'prepared to undertake motor trips over any distance. Reliable Drivers, with thorough knowledge of Cars. Every care exercised. The Usual Terms—Is per mile Address—Wrigley St. 'Phone—No. 4, Royal Hotel. Iv ir » w w' To the Residents of Gilgandra and District Having purchased the above well-known BAKERY lately carried on by Messrs McGREGOR and HOLLOWAY, I trust by strict attention to Business, both in Bread and Pastry, to gain a continuance of the Liberal Patronage extended to the late Finn. P . itljr 'I2r-YTG*Y' "W GrlliGAN-DRA and « i¥A® JRLXJEU-XJ X 9. , BATHURST. ■Telephones—23 Gilgandra ; 78 Bathurst Post Office Stores, Gulargambone F. MaeCallum, General Draper & Costumiere. Costumes to Measure a Speciality. I have on hand a good stock of Ready-made costumes which are going at Remarkably Low Prices. BULLARD B...
A SHIRE CLERK WHO ENLISTED [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
A SHIRE CLERK WHO EN LISTED In some of the little towns like Grilgaudra and Duuedoo the response to tbe recruiting call has been splen did (says the Herald.") It is. backed by a spirit of earnestness and sacrifice. Mr Smith, the shire clerk of Cobbora Shire (Geurie), has en j listed, and the Council had. to decide what provision would be made for | his family. The Council was in the i dilemma of wanting to deal gener ! ously by the clerk and justly to the I ratepayers. Einally it was decided to supplement the military pay by 30/ a week. One of the councillors offered, if the clerk would remain, to volunteer in his place. A number of other shire and town clerks have vo lunteered. The effect of these en listments is most valuable. When men in a district holding comfortable and responsible public positions give up their advantages to shoulder a gun, it sets an example which is widely followed. In these cases the councils all take the view that no ratepayer will grndg'e the payment of s...
LABOR IN CAUCUS [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
LABOR IN CAUCUS The proceedings at the Labor Cau cus, which discussed the employment of Germans in the civil service, were fairly lively. Members declared that the Government had allowed it self to become grossly misunder stood through the way in which its instructions were interpreted by the. various'Departments. One Depart ment was doing one thing, and other Departments something else. Mr, Hoi man expressed surprise at this statement, and reiterated that tlie Government's policy was to con- 1 sider each case on its merits. He j had given no instructions for dis crimination between highly paid em ployees. Mr. Dooley severely criti cised the action of the Government during the whole of the war. Mr. Hplman called upon his .supporters to stand firm, declaring the whole thing was engineered from bitter Liberal quarters. The anti-German movemeut was engineered for party purposes, and would die oat eventu ally. The debate was adjourned. The meeting was remarkable for the strong feeling e...
THE HIBERNIAN SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
I THE HIBERNIAN a'dOUBTY'. At the annual breakfast of the Hibernian-Australian Catholic Bene fit Society, at the Sydney Town Hall, Mr 0, C. Lazzarini, the District President, gave a sketch o£ the his tory-bf the ' Society. Fifteen years ago there -were onty 39 branches in New South Wales, with 2000 mem bers. To-day there are 211 branch es, with a membership of over 14000 Daring the past ten years £94,000 had been paid in medical benefits, £58,000 in sick pay, and £10,000 in , funeral benefits.
NO EXEMPTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
NO EXEMPTIONS. in introducing the Jjiquor .a.et; Amendment Bill in the Ifoase last week. Mr Hoi man said the propos ed early closing would be enforced without respect to places or persons. Hon. me rubers would be asked to close their own refreshment room at 10 p.m., and all exemptions which had been granted to clubs would be withdrawn. No' liquor would be sold anywhere after 10 o'clock, though the rights of bonu-fi.de traT ellers would not be touched. The Premier said he had grave doubts if the desired improvement which was expected by reduction would he real ised. )
SUNSET WHEAT [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
SUNSET WHEAT It is becoming increasingly evi dent that Sunset wheat is destined to be a leading factor in extending the wheat belt 0f c}10 gtafce ^restward. It is consistently doing well ou. sthe western outposts. On fehe Ooo namble Experiment Farm, on ted soil land that was cleared and fal lowed last year, a paddock of of 21 acres of Sunset wos harvested on October 18 for a yield of 136 bags, or an average of I9|- bushels per acre. The wheat was sown on May '17. The rainfall during the five months growing period wan only 3.57 in., but the fallow had the bene fit of 2.57 in. a few days before the seed was sown.
EARLY POISON GAS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
EARLY POM GAS. The earliest use of deleterioas gases in ciege warfare is recorded in the history of the Pelopoimesian wars from 431 to 404 B.C, During- this struggle betweeu the Athenians and Spartans and their respective allies the citizens of Platea and Delium | were beseiged. Wood saturated ! with pitch and sulphur was. set on fire and burnt under the" walls of these cities, in order to generate choking and poisonous; James, which would stapify the defenders and render the task of. the attacking forces less difficult. Another form of the same method of attack used aboat this date was to fill a cauldron with molten, pitch, sulphur, and burning charcoal, and to blow the fames, with the aid of a primitive form of bellows and air blast over the defenders' liues. Greek fire, abont which much was heari in the wars of the middle ages, was a liquid, the composition of which is now unknown, that was squirted through the air, and was used for setting fire to the buildings or places attacke...
The Doings Of The West. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
.Mr. W.J. Dunnett lias been ap pointed lion. secretory of the Gular Progress Association. Ought; to be a good man for the job. # # ' «= Mr. F. G. Hough, denial surgeon' of Dubbo, has disposed of bis prac tice to Dr. King, and intends going to Inverell to commence business. ^ ^ ^ The Misses Brennan, of Mosman, ai'e at present on a visit to their brother, Mr. H. P. Brennan, of Silent .Dale," Mundooran. # *' # "Mr. L. Hotston, son of the Rev. W. CHotston, of Coolah, has en listed for the front. This makes the third son -of the esteemed clergyman to serve -the colors. Mrs. Monk, of " Bonavista," Mun. •dooran, recently had an unpleasant •experience, having been bitten on the face by a fly, causing blood poisoning. Medical aid had to be summoned. # .# # Mr. W. V. Dowling, of " Gumin," states that large drafts of fat stock are moving away from the Coon amble district, Victorian buyers op erating i th great freedom. -a' ^ ",V Mr. W. C. Ellery, a well-known resident of Dunedoo, was farewelle...
CAN YOU? [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 12 November 1915
(Written by Alfred Crocker for "The Weekly/') Can you read your daily papers, and not realise the fact , That you're wanted iirthe trenches, lad, to keep our lines intact? ^ If you can, then you're mistaken, tho' you may not be to blame— So i now must disabuse you—and I know you'll "play the game." Our lists of "killed and wounded" show our losses very clear Can you go and fill the gaps up—go and fight'for all that's dear? Can you hear your brothers calling from the trenches faraway? Can you hear that cry unheeding, while in safety here you stay? Can you picture our brave womenfolk,. and little children too, Who are mourning for their ioved ones who have giv'n their lives for you? Can you see those picture posters which adorn'mostevery wall, And remain unmoved a moment, heed ing not a brother's call? Can you not believe the message? Do . you fail to understand? In sheer despair they're asking you to come and "lend a hand." Can you picture our Australians facing odds oi ten to one?— ...
THE CALL TO ARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 19 November 1915
(Contributed by W.J.) Tramp, tramp, tramp ! The sound of soldiers inarching on, ever on. How the sound stirs the blood and warms the beart! Cold, calculating business men feel strange stirrings within "which causes their stern feat ures to relax ami eventually have a o-low of interest sach as they have O ' n never experienced for years. Tramp, tramp, tramp ! The sound reaches the ears of a clerk working away at a desk, the monotony of the task eating his heart away. IIow he listens to the music so different to the rat-a-tat-tat' of the telegraphic instrument. Momentarily he raises his head to catcli the strains, and into his weary eyes there comes a great longing.. As he listens the blood courses through his veins, making his pulses vibrate-with un usual rapidity. How can he sit still and follow the rat-a-tat-tat when the strains of military music are in the air, and the soldiers are on the march ? > They are passing him now, and with eyes shining brighter he clears his throat to...