The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – November 1914
TO HELP THE UNEMPLOYED.
A sports meeting was held on Saturday afternoon on the Jubilee Oval by the Builders’ Laborers’ Union and the Brick-layers’ Union, with the object of raising funds to assist the unemployed members of the unions. A considerable sum was raised during the afternoon by means of collection boxes.
INCREASED COST OF MEDICINES.
Sydney, November 4.
The Food Commission, Judge Edmunds presiding, heard further evidence today on the increased price of commodities consequent on the falling off of supplies through the war. Mr. A. G. Kibblewhite, chief dispenser of the Sydney United Dispensaries, to which 17,800 members are affiliated, stated that the price of “bread and butter” lines had increased considerably since the war began. The increase amounted to 51per cent., affecting some 40 lines. Nearly all of these came from Germany.
GUY FAWKES NIGHT.
The celebration of Guy Fawkes night by juveniles on Thursday was of a quiet nature, for there was an almost entire absence of bonfire and the quantity of fire-works exploded was probably the smallest on record. In nearly all the municipalities the authorities took steps to guard against the lighting of fires, and the police were on the alert to suppress the lighting of crackers in the vicinity of public thorough-fares. A regrettable incident was reported from Norwood. Mr. L. Leahy of Edward-street, was motoring along Beulah-road, the other occupants of the car being two ladies, one of them Mr. Leahy’s mother. At the intersection of Union-street, about a dozen cadets in uniform were standing in a group, and one of them threw a cracker at the motor car. It dropped upon Mrs. Leahy’s lap. Mr. Leahy was afraid that it would explode and frighten his mother, so he made a hurried grab to remove it, and in doing so lost control of the car, which swerved into a post, alongside the water table. Only slight damage resulted. Constables Hansbery and Slavin arrived within a few minutes and made enquiries among the lads, but each of them denied having thrown the cracker. There was no other person present who could point out the offender.
AN ALLEGED IMPOSTOR.
In Hindmarsh recently a young lady of respectable appearance, wearing a Red Cross badge on her arm, has been soliciting funds for the Red Cross Society. She is a stranger to the district, and possesses a book, purporting to give authority from Alderman Wood to collect. Such authority has not been given by Alderman Wood, the Mayor of Hindmarsh alone being entitled to give authority to collect for the Red Cross fund in the Hindmarsh district. The public are warned to be cautious.
SYDNEY EVERYWHERE PRAISED.
AUSTRALIA’S GREAT ADVERTISEMENT.
LONDON, November 12.
The successful engagement fought by H.M.A.S. Sydney against tho notorious German cruiser Emden has attracted attention in all parts of the world, and the work of the Commonwealth naval forces during the war is widely praised…
Guy Fawkes Improved (article from the Register)
The Stansbury boys who usually canvass the town on Guy Fawkes Day, were kind enough to forego that privilege this year, thus enabling us, four Guy Fawkes girls of Stansbury school to go round on behalf of the Red Cross Society. Dressing as Red Cross nurses, we went from door to door singing- “It’s a long way to Tipperary” and other patriotic songs, and by this means we were enabled to collect £3. We sincerely hope thisterrible war will soon be over. We remain, yours truly, Selina Hepenstal, Cora Wurm, Maud Hodge, and Lilla Green.
TROUBLE AT ISLINGTON
UNION JACK JUMPED ON.
ALLEGATIONS AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE.
The disloyal act of a railway employee has caused trouble at the Islington Workshops. The offender bears a German name and speaks German fluently. He is a single man, and his age is given as 23 years. He has for some time been employed as a boilermaker’s laborer at Islington. His fellow employees have often since the outbreak of the war, detected in his demeanor what they considered a pro-German attitude. The crash came on Wednesday morning last, when the men at Islington were preparing to leave work in order to attend the review of the Second Expeditionary Force at Montefiore Hill. During the morning there had been much talk concerning the war, and references had been made to victories gained by the Allies. One of the employees was wearing in his hat a miniature Union Jack. The German tore it from the hat-band, and throwing it on the ground stamped on it, uttering an expression unintelligible to the others…
MADAME MELBA’S CONCERT.
A GR EAT PATRIOTIC EFFORT.
OVER £1300 RAISED.
Of the wonderful, heart-stirring generous deeds for which the world from time to time has had to thank Madame Melba, that which she has done for the Red Cross Fund is by no means the least conspicuous. Were it not that the gifted Australian is strongly averse to publicity in the matter of charity, quite a long list of generous works standing to her credit might be quoted as evidence of her good deeds. …
When, therefore, it was announced that Madame Melba proposed to give a concert on behalf of the Red Cross Fund the notification caused no surprise. She had already given similar concerts in Melbourne and Sydney, which resulted in large additions to the Red Cross Funds in those cities. At this critical juncture in the history of the Empire the value of Red Cross work cannot be too greatly emphasised. The relief of sick and stiffening soldiers, stricken while doing battle for the honor and safety of the nation, is the duty of all who are left behind, and that relief is best afforded by liberal subscriptions to the funds of the organisations responsible for the care of the Empire’s wounded warriors…