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CRICKET MATCH. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
CRICKET: MATCH. A match will be-played in the local park to-morrow afternoon be- tween the Ainslie and Queanbeyan .Cricket 'Clubs. The latter will be represented by Messrs. Hirst, Moore, Hincksman, Iredale, Wellman, Hur ley, Johns, Woodward, Gribble, Roberts and Bowen. . The chairman of the Federal Pub lic Works Committee states that all the- preliminary work in connection with the laying-out of the Federal capital is approaching completion. The two Houses of the State Parliament stand formally adjourn ed to February 26.
HEAVIER RAILS FOR RAILWAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
HEAVIER RAILS FOR RAILWAYS. It. is .apparent that the rapidly. in Screasing weights of both locomotives and loaded cars of all descriptions in .America will soon make a heavier rail on the Lehigh Valley road on heavy necessary. , ails weighing 110 pounds per yard have already been introduced that weights 120 pounds, which isfar in grades, and sharp curves, and now the Pennsylvania Railway is trying a rail that weighs 120 pouns, which is far in excess of the 100-pound rail that, with few exceptions, has been the heaviest heretofore used. The new Pennsylvania rail; has .41 per cent. of the material in the head, 22' i the web, and. 37 in the ,base; The "sides 'of 'the .head have been given the steep slope of 8 degrees; andJ . the top, has the short. radius of 10 ?in ches, the corner, radii being 7/16( inch.' The fishing angle under the head is one of 18 degrees,. and above the base one of 13 degrees. ,The height is 61 inches.
BRITISH SOLDIERS. GERMAN OFFICER'S ADMISSIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
SBliIBTH SOLDIERS. GERMAN OFFICER'S ADMISSIONS. An editor of the 'Berliner Tageblatt,' who is taking part in the battle in Flan ders, as an officer of the Reserve, has sent a letter to his paper, in which he says that the British soldier is not to be underrated. "Our young soldiers (the Germans) show an eager desire for fight, and they are marching to the battlefields with the intention of catching the British soldiers, as they say every one of them is firmly convinced that God gave Englishmen their long legs in order that they might better run away. One remembers the many sketches and cartoons of Tommy Atkins. A few of our men, and only a few, knew something more about the English. ,-Sooner than we expected, we met the enemy. One morning when we were just. marching, I suddenly heard somebody cry. THE FIRST DEAD ENGLISHMAN, "There's the first dead Englishman" -the first one we had seen during this war, He was. dead, p bullet right through his heart-a. young, slim;- mUe- looking boy....
PEAT FUEL FOR LOCOMOTIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
,PEAT FUEL FOR LOCOMOTIVES. The Swedlishirailway authorities have been inveutigating pulverised peat `as a fuel for lqcomotives for several years with' a .iew 'to asceitaining its suit ability forvarioup .types of locomotives and its cost as compared with coal. One of the locomotives on the State railway was altcred;for the pirpose, and, has been in usb for some tinio in regular working between Stockholm and Upsala with favourable results, both from a technical,; and an ;economic point of view. : . . -
Latest War News. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
Latest War News. Germany has unequivocally in formed the United States that siec will- not modify the scope of the. war zone decree in deference to the American-protest. She says she will modify -it. . onIy\ if.- Britain consents -to allow American food supplies ;to reach Germaiiy freely. In: the event of Biritain withholding 'this 'consehnt Germany7 will make, the war. zone more dangerous. Budapest declares that X-rzemysl can hold- outfor three months if necessary. The:ininer fortress is in tact. The garrison; consists almost wholly:of Hungarian reservists, and communication with the outer world , is kept up. by means of aeroplanes. A Swi?a, scientist says that Russia is as well, if not better, off than any of, the belligerent nations in the matter of the supply of arms and ammunition. A' Paris paper tells how three columns of Germans while attempt ing to break the Allies' lines at La Basse were ambushed. When the Germans' had approached within a certain distance, the gunners of a ...
A PACIFICIST. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
A" PACIFIGIST.. "The President of the Unitedt States is a paclficist, and a .good thing:, for. Germany,. or that., perjured country would have another foeeto fight. I feel very' strongly on this point.,. Some foul. liar or German. sympathiser is trying in Australia to iipeciih America. Deny it, just as you would deny the most hideous lio ever told. .You have heard the song 'It's a Long Way to Tipper ary.' That seong is sung. nightly. in practically every theatre and picture show?-in, the U.S.A.,.and is usually. on 'cored three or four times.' '-Mr. Tivey, 'B.A., .Sydney. University' engineering: graduate,. now engaged in. America.,
COURAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
COURAGE. "This is ,atime, of crisis for our Empire "and a tim': which 'calls for national and individual sacrifice. But it is a-tine also which calls for courage and confidence in. the present; and' for a buoyant faith in the 'future. 'It .is' our duty not only to keep a stout heart in the face of: difficulty, and danger 'but to show that cheerful confidence in the ultimate outcome of. the conflict ivbch 'will enable us to transact"our. business and carry on our work with redoubled enterprise and. energy in -this time=oof strain .and. 'stress.' --Sir , Alexander. Peacock (Victoria). .
TRUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
TRUTH. " Truth is liighty and will prevail, but meanwhile the Kaiser is keeping his end up. We now: read that Geor man civilians released from concentra tion camps in France'are forbidden to re-enter the Fatherland. What I ex pect is 'that the Kaiser will presently seot up a quarantine for the internment of persons suspected of having the truth about their persons. They may even be vaccinated for it.-Attieus, in thie Melbourne '"Lneader."
CONFIDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
" CONFIDENCE. "Speaking only of Queensland, 1-:em phatically assert that there is no rea son for despondoncy, for despite the war,. our credit has been maintained, our industries in general are displaying their wanted activity, we have been ableoto help the Mother Country with men and money, and we have supreme confidence in the 'ultimate victory of the British Army.' '-Hon. Digby Den ham, Premier of Queensland.
THE NATIONAL NOTE. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
TIsE NATIONAL NOTE. ''It is right that the British national note should be more frequently sounded. The present is undoubtealy. an oppor 'tunity for the British 'composer, and he ought to seize it if he can. Audiences. will also be glad of a close acquain tance with the music of Russia, France, and Belgium. But the greater the com poser the more does his music escape the bounds of untionality."-Glasgow ',, Hferald. '?
NOTHING WRONG. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
NOTHING WRONG. "There is a feeling of depression iu the community. ,.It is the wrong fooling for a community like ours. There is nothing wrong with our country. Wo have the finest country in the world. YWe should display a little more of thlit Australian spirit of,. spoft. At present there is a plenitude of labor that should be taken advantage of and the cost of building is cheaper.' -President N.8.W. Builders, Mr. Williamson.
THE BURDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
_ 'THE 'BUHDEi. "Up to the 'recent Budget, the tax on earned incomes up to £1000 was Pd. in the pound. This year it will be ls., and next year is.' d.; In addition the duty on beer has beei, raised 'from i7s. Od. to 25s. a bari;l '(equnil to a penny a pint), and tea-drinkers will.have to pay 8d. a..pound..in, future instead of 5d. a pound as aforesaid.. In 3880, the year of. the Boer war, the ,income tax: stood at 18Sd., and produced' £18,808,000. In 1915-16 it will range from '3s. d.;to 2s. Od., a:nd it ?is expected' to :;-yield £67,000,000. ' The lurden' laid on the patient income-tax payer is, out of' all proportion to.that imposed elsewhere '. --L?ondoli "Daily' Telegraph; "
HARD TO BEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
HARD TO BEAT. "Germany. adinits her initial blund ers and::mniisalculations. But, with her enormous ismources, she is merely the more de.trmnicned, in ar soberer spirit. She has 10.600,0e0 men of fighting age to draw upon, 'and is only using 6,000,000 of them at present. The idea that she is calling up boys and grey beards is all moonshine. The 'boys' are simply the new recruits for the year, and the 'grey-beards' are simply middle aged members of the landwehr and landstrum, who are looking after power houses and railway stations, exactly as if they were British Territorials, or other volunteers, some of whom may be of similar ages."-American Business Man, with "a long and intimate' know ]edge of German life and German .na tional ideals."
CENSORED. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
CENSORED. "We get cablegrams censored in Lon don, which are again censored in Aus tralia, as though the fountain of au-' thority in war were here ana not there.: New Zealand, an island, publishes mat ter in its press without fear, which is not available here. The censor's pencil in Australia, a continent, has been busy, and the focus upon our news has grown reciprocally harrow. Why should this be? Why should war news bB available in Melbourne which the Syd ney daily papers have found it imnpos slble to use, or have not been given the opportunity to publish?" - "8.M. Herald.'
LOSSES. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
LOSSES. "It may interest your readers to learn than the losses estimated by hIr. Belloc are fully admitted by some of the German War Office officials. My Dutch correspondent has recently been in Berlin, and has intimate acquaintance with" the War Department,there. He writes me that up to the last weel in October the German losses were admit tedly fully 2,000,000. He estimates the total number of .Germans engaged in the war from the beginning at nearly: 7,000,000. The Germans claim to be able to provide aiiother 3,000 000 men." -Mr. :Arthur Kitspn, in 'Land and Water." .
GARDEN OF EDEN. [Newspaper Article] — Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer — 19 February 1915
GARDEN OF EDEN. "Unfortunately, we are camped just outside the Garden of Eden. It is extra ordinary 'how rapid the change is. You pass by, beautiful gardens and trees, and 200 yards further on you. are.in the open desert. We are surrounded, also lutely by sand, but this is not. so bad as you might expect. We:are'in tents, and you can get7 mats of straw. very cheaply. You can cover the tent for about 2s*Jd. This keeps the sand out of your clothes.- The dust, however, you cannot keep out. We have plenty of water and food. There are three big canteens,?and the camp foodis good., 2-Mr. Threlfall, with the Australian contingent.. .