The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – October 1914
A REGIMENTAL PET.
ORROROO, September 30 -Mr. T Arthur; this town who sent a fine kangaroo to the Light Horse Regiment of the Expeditionary has received a grateful acknowledgement from Major Fulton who states that a bronze collar has been provided for the kangaroo inscribed ‘Chum, the Regimental Pet of the 3rd LH AIF’
TRAINS FOR CAMP VISITORS
The Railways Commission has arranged for trains to leave South Terrace for Morphettville every fifteen minutes tomorrow beginning at 1.45pm to enable friends and relatives to visit the camp.
ANOTHER HATPIN CRUSADE.
Last year the Adelaide City Council “brought a by-law into force with the object of eliminating the danger caused by the protruding hatpins of many ladies. As the. result, over 60 persons were prosecuted for infringement of the regulation, and most of the offenders were fined. There was a material improvement, and for some time a lady with unguarded hatpin points was a rare sight. At the last meeting of the Parliamentary and by-laws committee of the City Council, however, it was reported that the provisions of the by-law were again being ignored. The council decided that; action should be taken to see that the regulation is respected.
“LEWIS” BICYCLES FOR THE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE.
AUSTRALIAN MACHINES FOR AUSTRALLAN MEN.
Modern warfare calls into its service all the swiftest and safest modes of transit. Not the least important section of the Expeditionary Force shortly to leave this State is the Cycle Corps. These men may have to act as dispatch-riders under adverse and dangerous conditions, and the fact that each man has been supplied ‘with a “Lewis” Bicycle is proof that the military authorities have provided them with the strongest and most reliable make of bicycle procurable.
THE NEW MUSEUM.
Although the new museum building has been in occupation for many months, there appears to be little prospect of the wing being thrown open to the public for a long time, on account of the immense amount of work that has to be done in preparing the exhibits. There are many thousands of skins, skeletons, fish, birds, reptiles, insects, and other things which have to b mounted or otherwise made ready, and as the staff is small it is impossible to make much headway. The war has affected the Museum, because supplies have been cut down to the minimum, so that progress is being delayed….
The director (Mr. Waite, favours the use of casts of animals where practicable … For this purpose he is anxious to get specimens as nearly perfect as possible, and those who are able to forward undamaged examples will confer a favour on the institution and the public. Casts are favoured because it is not possible to stuff snakes and lizards to represent their correct form.
USING THE HOSE.
PORT ADELAIDE OFFENDERS.
A number of householders in the Port-Adelaide district, who were caught by inspectors using reservoir water for gardening purposes…
THE CLARE SHOW.
The committee of the Clare Show had misgivings as to the result of the show, and at one time it was thought that it would be best to abandon it for this year. However, it was finally decided to hold it, and the committee are now satisfied that they made a wise decision, as, in spite of the drought, the display on Wednesday last was one of the best yet held by the society.
HAS HE BEEN DROWNED?
One of the Germans detained by the military authorities on Torrens Island was reported to the police on Friday as missing. The opinion was expressed by the officer who telephoned to the police that the man had been drowned. He stated that the man, having divested himself of his clothing, entered the water to bathe, and that he had failed to return. Sub-Inspector Bennett sent two of the police down the river. They, however, could find no body.