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A REMARKABLE OPERATION [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
A REMARKABLE OPS RATION j It is claimed that the suture (join ing) of the severed spinal cord has been made for the first time in sur geiy by Dr. 33mile Girou, of Paris. Describing his achievement in the Academy of Medicine, Dr. Girou said that the patient was a soldier who had been hit by a shell splinter, which emdedded itself in the whole breadth of the vertebral canal, com pletely severing' the spinal cord. The operation, which was performed rapidly on a djdng man, gave re'sults far beyond hope. The man, it was said, is now able to move his lower limbs, and is gradually recovering ' his powers of feeling.
"THE BRAVE LITTLE PRIEST." HOW THE IRISH GUARDS' CHAPLAIN DIED. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
HOW THE IRISH GUARDS' CHAPLxlIN DIED. ' Hev. John Gwynn, S.J., chaplain to the Irish Guards, died on October 12 of wounds which he received while in a dug-out with the colonel. The following account of his heroic devotion to duty during the fighting1 round Hill 70 is given by the Irish Guardsman:— "Father Gwynu was known among the boys as the brave little priest.. Early in the war he was seriously wounded, but refused to return to England. During the terrible fight ing recently Father Gwynn was* again at his post. I saw him just before he died. Shrapnel and bullets were being showered in all direc tions. "Hundreds of our lacts dropped. Father Gwynn was undismayed. He seemed to be all over . the place try ing to give the Last Sacrament to the dying. Once I thought he was buried alive, for a shell exploded within a few yards of where he was and the next moment I saw nothing but , a great heap of earth. The plight of the wounded concealed be neath was harrowing. Out of the ground cams ...
SKINNED CAT FOR RABBIT [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
SKINNED GAT FOR RABBIT ; At the Geraldtou Police Court, I William Hall, a fencer, was charged, I under the Defence Act, with having sold for Is 6d a skinned cat as a rab bit. The legs, head, and tail had •» ♦ 1 been cutoff. A veterinary surgeon deposed that the carcase was that of a cat. Defendant swore he trapped rabbits, cats, and opossums occasion ally for their skins. This animal j was an opossum, and he sold it be cause an opossum was better than a rabbit. H.e was fined £2, with 47s costs.
SCRAPS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
The chief justice : "A sport is a person who has a decided disin clination to do an honest'day's work." What price a "good sport" after that P . =* # * Little Gwennie Skinner, the seven year old daughter of Mr B. Skinner, of Mnrwillumbah, has jast drawn her 11th prize in Tattersall's. Some few weeks ago she drew a £5 prize which she donated to the Patriotic fund. This time she drew a non starter. Truly lack's a fortune. =* # •» The New York Treasury has melt ed down 20,000,000 sovereigns, the accumulation of which was the re sult of British payments. The block weighed 200 tons, and measured 6ft by 6ft. by lift. It is officially announced that Sir John French has been succeeded by General. Sir Douglas Haig, in the command of the British forces in Prance and Flanders. =* ' ' & * Sir Stanley Owen Buckmaster, Lord High Chancellor, announces that no King's Council will be ap pointed during the war, principally „ to avoid injustive to many eligible barristers who are serving in th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
We incite yon all to send your Xmas Orders early Porter, Genuine Tasmaman Cider, Etc,, Etc. Hams, Xfiias Cakes, Fruit, Nuts, Sweets, etc, and Minds of Groceries, fresh and of the best quality» m 's and Xmas Presents, suitable lor young and sli Stock of the latest in Me!... "s Hats, Ties, ti Solid Yalue in Table ■Curtains, etc. l*ost Orders Sifei Special Attention, M. MitoMem fftf lU t: Hi
GILGANDRA HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
The adjourned meeting of tlie committee of the above institution was held in the Australian Hall on Friday evening. The President (Mr H. Gibson) occupied the chair, and there were also present Messrs Per kins. BlackalJ, Whiteman, .Rani:in, Carroll, Dewe, and the secretary (Mr N. W. Farrand). The minutes of the previous meet ing was read and confirmed. CORRESPONDENCE. ' Prom the Minister for Public Health, in reply to a communication of the committee, stating that a cheque for £400 had been forward ed to the contractor, Mr Nelson.— The secretary explained that the contractor received the money the day after the committee's letter had been despatched. From the Minister for Public Health stating that the Government contribution to the erection of the Gilgandra Hospital was £1250, whilst the committee's proportion amounted to £1293. The Govern ment apportionment had almost be come exhausted, so it was asked that the committee forward a cheque for £1293,—The secretary stated that a propo...
OUR COMPLETE SHORT STORY. THE GREAT WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
OTO COMPLETE SHORT STOJiY. BY HALIDEN HARt. The red lanip in the sanctuary threw flickering shadows on the walls, iu the aisles, and on the bent old "Jag a re kneeling at the railing. "Father of Mercy, must it be! My childi-eu, my poor, little child ren." The gi'ey locks fell over his ears ■on to the black coat sleeve beneath his forehead; And there, with bowed head, far into the night knelt the gentle, old priest; and ever and again he lifted his face entreatingly,! and the solemn walls trembled with his cry, " My little children. Ah, God of Mercy ! God of Mercy !" A red lamp in a library threw shadows on the shelves of sombre books, on the heavy, gilt-framed pic tures, and on the broad, spare figure of a man. He sat at a table, his elbows rest ing on its polished top, hie hands •holding his square jaws as in a vice. His eyes were fixed and staring, and his voice sounded hoarse and tone less. " I must go. A man must be ready to give his life for his country. Life •without honor wou...
DISEASED CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
I i DISEASED CATTJLB. j Owners consigning- diseased cattle } to the Ilomebush yards for sale for j human consumption are apt to be prosecuted under section 47 of the Cattle Slaughtering aud Diseased Animals and Meat Act. A few days ago an owner was proceeded against by the Board of Health stock in spector for-having four beasts offer ed for sale suffering from tuberculos is, and was fined £5 for each beast.
AMAZING EFFICIENCY. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
AMAZING EFFICIENCY. A Neij.v York cable reads :—Gen eral Wood, addressing the students of the New Hampshire Club, discus sed the Australiau system of com. p'ulsory training, arid said that the system wa.^ well fitted for American conditions. ' He pointed to the amaz ing efficiency of the Australians at Gallipoli, *vhen a landing was affect ed in tfrftj'ace of opposition never be fore encountered.
TOORAWEENAH RAINFALL FROM "DOOROOMBAH" RECORDS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
TOORAWEENAH RAINFALL 1 PROM "DOOROOMBAH " RECORDS. Feb. Alar May June Aug Sep Nov Dec A pi July Oct Jan 1882 Autmn Winter Spring Summer 699 706 3S5 602 3 404 353 635 166 4 351 543 459 1148 5 546 519 194 361 6 438 1096 940 1864, 7 1395 541 ,639 818 S 464 217 409 346 9 934 1155 8S6 10S1 1890 1417 1132 634 907 1 680 1053 768 555 2 242 788 642 884 3 968 842 5S0 6S2 4 1251 442 512 1048 5 196 288 45S 514 6 1305 830 285 853 7 228 833 534 621 8 540 377 622 483 9 376 598 362 364 1900 734 685 189 444 1 680 . 511 58S • 283 2 212 95 492 521 3 354 410 1015 584 4 730 390 270 179 5 1044 600 291 485 6 663 324 1110 766 7 695 378 316 1114 8 885 ' 348 427 726 9' 1019 537 739 1033 1910 &lt;>08 520 369 1355 I 402 443 464 767 2 52 748" ■350 443 3 941 707 363 356 4 1217 ' 396 119 ■ 750 5 208 597 324 — Avr 664 5S8 511 707 Farming month's average 10.99 Years' average 24.63
NICE FOR THE BOYS. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
MCE FOR THE BOYS. A plague . of enormous, rafcs are spreading over certain parts of the western front and multiplying rapid ly. They are ravenous and bold and even turn and bite the soldiers'..legs when chased, Many terriers have been sent to the front as rat catchers, and quantities of poison have been sent.
At Home and Abroad. NEW BETTING ACT [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
HEW BETTING 2LCT Under the terms of tlio Betting Tax, racing clubs ■will be ■ graduated. Bookmakers will have to pay £20 to bet in a paddock at country race meetings of associated clubs, and i£10 in the ledger. Twenty-five per cent of this will be deducted as a tax. Each cash betting ticket- will bear a Government stamp of one penny, which will be a tax for any bet. A special toll will be imposed upon a bookmaker accepting the credit bets. The forecast is that half a million will be raised by this ! means. i
WORTHY OF DIGESTION. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
Talking about a living wage "Sav arin" in the Orange "Leader" says : " That the judge in the Arbitra tion Court should consider £3 a liv ing wage is feasible enough for his own view of living, but plenty are poorer on £1000 a year than others are on £100. What to those people are absolutely necessities are ridicul ed and considered waste by the others. The question is, then, are they better oft ?, To the ordinary person a^ valet or a chambermaid would be very much in the road, and a woman may be more disconcerted if she, instead of dressing ordinary upon £15 a year, had £250 for the .same purpose, simpty because she could not keep pace with her neigh bor, who probably has £500 to spend on dress and jewellery. Some people Consider a motor car an absolute ne cessity, although' such a thing was I unknown a few years ago. It would | be quite possible for a government to fix the living wage at £10 or even £20 per week, but the result would be just as disastrous to the worker as the emplo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
"JOHN BRIDGE" MESSAGE | - j We have jbeen requested to give j •publication to the following*:— j Christmas and New Year J Greeting "To our friends of the country-side. "Whole-heartedly, and with utmost sincerity, we take occasion, at this season of the year, to extend -warm est [greetings to our thousands of friends in the coantry, and to the great body of producers, generally. The strenuous period through which the British Empire and its faithful Allies are now passing has served to attest, once again, the mag nificent patriotism and heioic sacri fices of the free peoples in this dis tant part of the King's dominions. The war-cloud hovers, lowering and ominous, over all of us ; but we, like yourselves, are supremely confident that the forces of Right tiud Justice •will ultimatel/ triumph, and bright er days dawn in the near future, Nevertheless, at this festive sea son, we would like to express to you • and yours the simple and sincere wish that, health and happiness, in full measu...
BABY IN BASKET. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
BABY IN BASKET. On arrival of the mail train at • Grlen Innes recently a female passen ger (who continued her journey) handed over a carry-all to one of the local cabmen, with instructions to hand same over to the Sisters of the local convent. This being duly ac complished, the sister in charge un did the basket, and judge of her dis may when she found it contained a *iiue healthy child (about one week old), to which was attached an anouy ■mous note. The sister immediately got into touch with the police auth orities, and they wired Tenterfiekl to try and locate the person who hand- | • ed over the basket.
DEADLY BEES. [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
A pony mare a.ml foal owned by Air John When ton, of Dalfcon, ii. the 'Gunning' district, were stung'to death by bees. The bees first attacked the mare, .which became so teirified that she lashed out'and upset the hive,. | und the whole swarm set upon both I ammals, causing their death. The j ony was valued at £40.
THE GOLDEN GRAIN [Newspaper Article] — Gilgandra Weekly — 24 December 1915
THE GOLDEN GRAIN Wheat stacks at the railway sta tion continue to grow. . The shed is almost full and before next "week is over its repletion "will raean a stack ing elsewhere. Stacks at the mill have also increased heavily, especi ally 011 Wednesday, when the ma jor part of wheat hauled into town went there. Teams still continue to be busily employed, and it is probable that there is much more wheat in the district than experts estimate. Messrs Kemp-Brace and Christie's stack now totals 27,028bags, of which 3200 "were received this week.