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Mr. Fern in the House WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27TH. SHOOTING ON SUNDAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 3 February 1915
Mr. Fern in the House U'liDXKSDAY, JANUAHV 27X11. SHOOTING ON SUNDAYS. Mr. Fern : 1 dosiro to ask llio Act ing Premier whether bo is aware llmt tiio law which prohihils persons from shooting on .Sundays is a great detri ment, especially iu country districts, to young men who ilariro to join rillo clubs, aud who cnit get their rillo practice only on .Sundays'/ That hoing so, will ho considar tlie advis ability of.8ti8ponding so.much of Iho act as prevents young men who de Hire to join rillo clubs from putting in their shooling on Sundays ? Mr. J. II. Cann : Tbe law roforred to by tho lion, member is tbo law of tbe land, and tho Govornmont do not | interfere with the administration of ] any law.
The War. SYDNEY, Monday. 11 a m. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 3 February 1915
The War. Sydsuv, Monday. 1 1 ii.ni. A German Huhum iin* Ltirpeilofi! anil sunk thro.) rca~:in)! ?.ttvimiirs in tli:« liish .Sea on .'Mt'iiiiay. ,-VJ thti crews wi-ro l,o-i,ili'd. .\ r ? : - t ( n » r I imircsctpml afti r h-.-ini: i:h:i«-.-i! Till! I'Yonch ? ? ? l-li!ii!-'l I hrii' lint-H in A i gamut 'JOil inrli,'; t ? h ? ;t -1 l.hiiir ptavioiis lioncliii-:. 'i'l'- i!mi|iihI was stllldinrnlv conttt^U'!, and l.ho loss waWieavy on lioth niiio'. Tho tiormans after fighting loft a number of dead in front of the ilum^ at LnuihaorlKydo. During the light ing at Flirey, n Gnrmnu General mis killed Thousands of soldiers continuo to return to Bolgian nioulally dorangod, but othorwiso perfectly well. Tbo Mayor of a large town in Franco has been suspended for shoot ing at a German dirigible flying ever his town. Tbo authorities bold that civilians bad no right to act as com batants, and that by so doing only brought tbe beads of the civilian pop ulation sovoro roprisals. An official roport iss...
The War. SYDNEY. Thursday. 11 a m. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
The War. SXDNBY, Thursday. 11 a ui. A Potrofirad messago statos that Russian subtnarinos sank a German gunboat In tlio Baltio tlio same day that tlie Gazelle was disabled. German warships aro not moving with tlioir former (roedotn in tho Baltic. The Seydlitz suITored vory sorious damage in a naval baltio in the North Sea on 24th January. Tho death roll was heavy. AustriaiiB in Lower Duna, Jek River, were disastrously dofeatod by Russians, who bad beon strongly ro inforcod. During six weeks fighting tlio Austtinns havo retired 25 milos towards Cracow. A Frouch airman dropped botnbs at Alsace, and the famous ITomborg Cnstlo, wlioro a liumbor of Gorman stuff olliceis wero residing, was do stroyoil. Underwriters aro unable to exactly detormino tbo Iossos by subtnarinos. Tlio niailboat Potara is ovorduo, aud eight steamers, mainly in tbo South American trado, aro behind timo and not reported. Naval ox ports point out tlio dinicully cf tbo Admiralty in donling with submarino attacks onco ...
A DAILY TRUCE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
A DAILY TRUCE. 'So absolutely regulated has tills warfaro. ibapomc that at once place on the Snlppcs road thoro Is an understood dally truco of ono hour', to allow of both sides obtaining ? supplies of fresh water from a good woll which happens to llo between the lines.' says a' Post correspondent. ' 'Punctually to the mlnuto tho whlstlo sounds, and the men troop out with buckets, and five minutes beforo the hour 1b up tho whlstlo eoes again: for one minute after the hour the sharp-shooters are sniping briskly. I dm told that while, as a rule the water carriers do their work in silence, confining their attentions, towards the opposite camp to scowls, at times ' they get to fisticuffs,' and officers have hastily to separate tho red trousers from the blue-grey rolling ln tho | mud.'
RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND RECRUITING. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND RECRUITING. 'Tho Parliamentary Recruiting Commit tee have enlisted the services of the chief representatives of our religious communions in the work of bringing home lo the physic ally fit and capable men of Great Britain the honorable obligation of national defence which the crisis irnposeB upon them. says the Glasgow Herald. 'The Moderators of the two great Pres byterian churches In Scotland, the Primate and Archbishop of York, the Chief Rabbi— ? .mwinc tho rnHeinilH loiulnrs Who have issued moving and impressive appeals. ?We are banded together.' writes the Arch bishop of Canterbury, 'to send ungrudgingly our very best. Before God and man we know and declare that in such a cause It Is W'r'G?o-T forbid.' affirms tho Moderator of the Church of Scotland, 'that love of ease or In difference to the need of tho hour should cause any to hold back,' -while the Moderator of the sister Church Is 'sure that our sons will not be. in this urgent national crisis, unworthy...
INSULT TOWARDS GOD. GERMANS ANXIOUS TO STOP WAR [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
INSULT TOWARDS GOD. GERMANS ANXIOUS TO STOP WAR '.Mready there arc people In Germany who have had more than enough ot tho war. A Norwegian newspaper, tlio Morgenbladct, of l.'ln istianla, publishes a circular that has been Issued by a famous German firm, Darz Bro thers, of Altona, near Hamburg. It Is an appeal for peaco. 'Tho state of mind of at least a section of the German people has been Impressed by the checks that the Ger man armies have suffered. The universal war which has now lasted three montns ex cites less and less even the nations engaged In It. Tho greater or less excitement pro duced by a victory meets only a cold recep tion when the frightful consequences of the war, that grows worse every day that passes, aro thought of. This war Is an Insult to wards God. a revolt against common sense, religion, and humanity; mankind has fallen hnok nsraln Into barbarism, and all the well being of humanity Is being reduced to ruins by this war. The nations that are slaughter ing one...
CHAPLAIN'S STORY. STRANGE CHURCH SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
CHAPLAIN'S STORY. STRANGE CHURCH SERVICES. Wo h.vvi- started a sort of rest station for the men. anil have a great number at pre sent (writes a. chaplain from the front). What I want must is some literature or pamphlets to give the men. What Is the name of the society that sends out hundreds of tho S.P.C.K. penny stories? I got a box from my senior chaplain last year on manoeuvres. Something like that or little Testaments, or Cospels. or Praycr-booKs— l could give out 500 this day if 1 had them. Men asked mc for Prayer-books, i.e., our or dinary Prayer-books. Wo are ln a place now where large groups of men ore. I have a service nearly every night In the Mnlrie, i.e.. tho Town Hall, and It Is crammed full. I have a harmonium, and ono of the R.A.M.C. plays It for me. My programme last Sunday was as follows:— 7 n.m. — Holy Communion In 10th nrlgade headquarters. A number of officers Ithyal Irish Fusiliers. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and all the staff. Including the general, present. When ...
IN THE TRENCHES. THRILLING ESCAPE. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
IN THE TRENCHES. THRILLING ESCAPE. Iluvu now been ln tiring lino about a fort night (writes a Urltluli soldier at tho front), of which most of tlmo in trenches and facing thu Orimin onus. All that tlmo wo, havo been up nil ulght uud try to rcpoBe during tho day III between the 'corvuea.' Tho trenches aro stinking wet, and about half foot of mud; also terrible ilnmji fog every night chilis us to the bone. Uut we are us bard as nails. Have bail only night lighting, when thoy repeat edly attack our trenches. We havo to lie low and lire over top when commanded. Its wonderful bow the bullets miss our headM. So fur we have had, say, three killed and 10 wounded |-er night. Wo cannot boo what wu are tiring nt, but bang straight ahead. Be tween the two lines of trenches are scores of ilvad French and Germans, but not a soul can pass out there to bury thein. I had u thrill ing escape two days ago, effect of which la Dial 1 believe that 1 shall now get through safely or should have been killed...
"GIVE US A LIGHT." HOW THE ENEMY LOST A TRENCH [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
'GIVE US A LIGHT.' HOW THE ENEMY LOST A TRENCH A cigarette-lighter was the cause of the Germans losing a trcnch near Hhchns. The French soldiers had Just had their sup per and were smoking in peaceful content ment. SudJcnly a German was seen ap proaching. He was unarmed, and, as is usual In such cases, he was permtlted to come within hailing distance. 'We have no matches.' he shouted. 'Won't you lend us some?' 'Here's a cigarctie-Ughtcr; but don't for ^??t to bring it back.' replied a Frcnch soldier, throwing over tho precious posses sion. The German thanked him very heartily, hut he was hpparently a true disciple of the Crown Prince, for, when morning came, there was no sign of *hls intention to return the loaned cigarette-lighter. '1 must get It back,' declared the owner, and, accompanied by a friend, he started for the enemy's trenches. 'Where is my lighter?' he demanded of the ilrst German; 'I want it back.' 'Xichts,' was tlie Insulting answer, and without a moment's hesitation ...
MOTOR IN WAR. TRIUMPH OF TOURING CAR. DOING A GLORIOUS WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
MOTOR IN WAR. TRIUMPH OF TOURING OAR. DOING A GLORIOUS WORK, The Allies aud tlie Germans live on their motor car serviec. So says John l'risleuu in London Dally Mull. The chief point which strikes onu about the clficieiil modern war-car is us lack of any thing unusual hi design or construction. Since 1 have been within rcach of the Great War I have seen practically every kind of motor vehicle used by both sides, from the heaviest lorries to the motor-bicycles of those won derful diMfiatcIl rl.h.ro U'lm It, if,. ..I., u-. Important a part In the campaign, and the lmpr('S.'ltifi left on n i y mind after three months Is that, so jar. the ordinary touring car has KcoPeirin a way which no amount of competition-winning in peace time could equal. TUILWIl'll OK TIIK filtUIXAUY TuUKIXG I CAR. In the particular region In which 1 am writ lug, and In which I have best been ablu to 8tUdv lilt! oOi'MliOM l lu- i.pt.'it niMtnrhi' ntul the most Important section of the cars used for the fighting ar...
MURDERED NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
MURDERED NEWS. (Hy JAMK9 DOUUt/AS in London Opinion.) 1 wiiK talking to ti war correnpunuem At leuat ho would have been a wur It ho hud been born half a contury »bo. There ai- no wur I'orrexpbndenlM in thin war. Thero are mei who call themsclven war correspondents, but the/ never get nrur w*r. 1 um old enough lo have »eei» real w«r correspondent* In the llenh, and to ha\ ht:ird them talk. l-i«t my trlendv, Mtrnngc lhnun»' li may nrrm. there were, within tho memory -? now lltinjr, real wur correspondents, walking uiih real trot in reul boot* on the real pavement o. the reul Klfet-strrut. At the risk oi being u- iiMcd of inendutily, 1 dcclure that 1, who wrlir Hum? wont*. Iiuve cuUa una arunn wiut inci-. - a in; h- 1 lihuiittitiiK. 1 h-ivc ihtspctl their hund. And i have stood hi the lumetery while they wer. t.Hiitf lowered l»i« their nmv ior«otten graven. T1u4v wiis once u real wur correspondent c&lleu r.ruiivu Burleigh. I know that he once llvew lor I heard him vpcuk, und ui...
SUMMARY. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
SUMMARY. Tho rainfall rocorded in Cobar for January was 3 points. Bev. Father Moran, of Nyngan, is in a Sydney Hospital. After forty years a9 stook iuspoctor for the lulibo district, Mr. R. G. Dul hunty is about to rotire. J; rom tho J7emora Independent' I wo learn that Mr. II. E. Buckpitt, | who some yonrs ago was editor and part proprietor of tlio Collar 'Leader,' has enlisted for tho front, and expect3 to leavo Australia with the next ex peditionary force. At Canbolego on Annivorsary Dux, ft Mudgeo oyole rider named Las Bay nor gave tho oracks of that locality a demonstration of liis 'staying' and | ' kicking' abilities. He won the entire programme of cycling events, which comprised u one milo handi cap, i-milo handicap, and a lap sprint. The town olerk (Mr. J. Healy) has rooeived a post card from Captain J. Heino, the Council's auditor, written from the headquarters of the Austra lian expeditionary force, Meua oamp, Egypt. Captain Heine was well at the timo of writing, and said ...
LOUVAIN STUDENTS. BEFORE THE HUNS ARRIVED. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
L0UVAIN STUDENTS. BEFORE THE HUNS ARRIVED. Among the Belgians in London are a small number of students from Louvaln who aro going to Cambridge. Four of them, threo two-year students of philosoohy and law and a graduate in Humanities (as the Arts de gree is called), have described their history and prospects. At Louvaln theso four occupied the posi tion of what Is known In the university slang as navettcs ('toshers,' as they say at : Oxford)— that is to say, students who lived : at tholr own homes— and they were some what afraid of the high prices of education at Cambridge. Two of them had passed their matriculation years at the late Belgian Uni versity as affiliated students of one of the university colleges. Tho total expenso for board and lodging did not, they said, exceed £30 per annum, and the tutorial Iocb wero next to nothing. : When rnM thnt moTnhr*rM rtf a. Pfimhrliliro col lege were expected to pay £20 in caution monoy thoy were surprised, and said at Lou valn fines rarely ...
TO AMERICA, CONCERNING ENGLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
TO AMERICA, CONCERNING ENGLAND. Art thou her child, born in the proud midday I Of her large soul's abundance and excess, I Her daughter and her mightiest herltress. I Dowered with her thoughts, and lit on thy great way i By her great lamps that shine and fall not? Yes! And at this thunderous hour of struggle and stress, « Hither aoross tho ocean wilderness, What word comes frozen on the frozen snrav? Neutrality! Tho H™*» m tiiu * * Springs at thy mother's throat, and canst thou now Watch with a stranger's gaze? So bo it then! ' Thy loss Is more than hors; for, bruised and torn, She shall yet live without thine aid, and thou Without the crown divine thou mlght'st have worn. —William Watson In London Evening News. A cheery aoul writes irom the trenches to say that he has very comfortable 'digs.'
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
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YOUNG OFFICER'S STORY. AMATEUR MILKMAIDS. HORRORS AND HUMORS. "JOLLY, BUT NERVE-WEARING." [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
YOUNG OFFICER'S STORY. AMATEUR MILKMAIDS. j HORRORS AND HUMORS. 1 'JOLLY, BUT NERVE- WEARING.' I Ono of the most human descriptions yet rcciveU from tho front Is the following story of his experiences from a young officer. We uru Indebted for It to tlio Dally .Sketch, which very rightly gives it ut length und in u prominent place In Us Interesting pages:— . . . Thu other day 1 was, with another subaltern, holding a farm in front of our trenches to prevent tho Germans massing troops behind Its cover and rushing us. Well, wo held on for perhaps an hour with out anyone tuktng any special notho of us« und then they turned tho big guns on us, .My hat! wo didn't half get a 'time. Within 10 minutes they put 55 shells (weight about bOlb., and probably 8in. In size) tired from a howif/or into and uround the farm within a circle ot 50 yards raultis. We literally 'smelt hell.' After that wu left the building aud went Into tho rick yard, whero we could dodge shells better. Another lot of shells...
The War. Sydney, Friday. 2 p.m. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
The War. 8YDNEY, Friday. 2 p.m. 12,000 Turks, with six hnttories, attaoked tho Suez Canal on Wednes day, to tho south of TimBali. Repeat ed sallios woro ropulsod by tho Bri tish, whoso loseos woro Blight. The onomy sufforod substantial damago, leaving many doiid. 290 prisoners arrivod at Cairo yesterday. Tho offi cers woio woU cloMiotl, hut tho mon wero poorly olad and miserable look ing. Tho Indian inarino ship ITnr dingo was hit twico by shells, and ton mon woro wounded. The total British 1orso8 woro two oflicors and 13 mon killed, and 08 woundod. Tho Turks also made an attack 011 El Kantara, hut woro ropulsod, and 21 Turks killod and GO captured. Later on an attack from tlio south was stoppod at 1200 yards. Eight Turks woro killed, whilo our loss was four IudiatiB killtid. Aftor tho Turks' attempt to bridge tlio Suez Canal hud lieon frustrated, thoy still attaokod? It is understood tlio etiomy is not' merely scouting, hut constructing trenolios anil bring ing up ammunition resorv...
A WAR PICTURE. ON A HOSPITAL TRAIN. RELIEF FROM HORRORS. [Newspaper Article] — Western Age — 6 February 1915
A WAR PICTURE. ON A HOSPITAL TRAIN. RELIEF FROM HORRORS. (By Filson Young, In the London Dally Chroniclo.) The ambulances drive up l'rom the direction of the thunderstorm that never ceuses, thread their way through the litter and coiifuslon of tho marshalling yard at railhead, and draw up beside u train a quar ter of u mile long— a train of ordinary cattlo or goods vans, on cuch side of which are whitewashed scjuurcs bearing a red cross. Tho squad of R.A.M.C. men, under the command of a medical embarking officer, draw out tho stretchers and carry them to the trucks, working systematically down the quartcr-mllo length of tho train. Tho bare trucks aro clean enough, and thu lloors of fiotiio aro covered with straw in which the wounded men aro gently dispoScd; others aro equipped with iron structures, in cnch of which are fitted three tiers of Iron stretchers slung on springs; although it has been found that the jolting und Jerking of these rough waggons causes more suffering to those ...