The front page of the Advertiser, 5 August, 1914
Advertiser – September 1914
There is considerable talent to be found in the tented city here…Every evening a big company of men assemble in the Y.M.C.A. marquee, and, as there are several capable musicians among the ranks there is plenty of music.Ragtime numbers by the dozen are sung in chorus, and there is plenty of good, healthy fun. Seated round the tables, one sees dozens of soldiers writing letters to father and mother, sister or brother, and very often sweetheart or wife. They seem a happy, healthy crowd of men…
The Regimental pets
A soldier loves the inevitable regimental pet.’ There is something cheering about these little animals as they frisk and frolic around the tents, and playfully worry the officers and men. Generally, it is a smart little dog, but Captain Herbert, who commands, D Company of the 10th Infantry Regiment, has decided to secure two young kangaroos as regimental favourites. In the ammunition column they have a clever little fox-terrier dog by the name of Don, who is an expert at British Association Football…
TOWN HALL, TO-NIGHT.
Australia’s Antarctic Hero.
SIR DOUGLAS MAWSON, K.B.
THE POLAR STAR.
will appear TO-NIGHT, at 8 o’clock…
and will narrate the Story of the AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION.
The Recital of this extraordinary experience, “THE MOST WONDERFUL JOURNEY EVER MADE BY MAN IN THE POLAR REGIONS, will be given for the last time in Adelaide TO-NIGHT.
The Lecture will be illuminated by means of UNIQUE COLORED [sic] MOVING PICTURES (specially tinted by a new process), as well as AN UNRIVALLED SERIES OF COLORED [sic] VIEWS
BRITISH FLAG INSULTED.
TORN DOWN AND TRODDEN
Port Pirie, September 13.
At a meeting of unemployed to-day Councillor Jeffrey referred to an incident that occurred at Crystal Brook recently, when, he said, a German resident deliberately tore down the British flag in the street and trod it under his feet. He thought that person should be shot. (Cheers.)
Voices – Who was he?
A Voice-It was — , a farmer.
Several of those present suggested that they all march to the German’s farm in a body and, deal with the offender at once.
THE WATER QUESTION.
To the citizens of Adelaide no local question rivals in interest and importance that of the water supply. It is, of course, possible that at any time a beneficial downpour of rain may alter the whole aspect of the situation. Meanwhile, however, it has to be admitted that a condition of affairs actually exists for which no adequate preparation has been made, despite all the lessons of the past, which should have taught us that occasional periods of prolonged drought must be expected…
THE PUDDING MAN FOUND.
The ladies who made hundreds of plum puddings for the gallant men at Morphettville who are to go to the front placed a particular coin in one pudding, and decided that the man who got it should receive some special recognition. For weeks they enquired for the finder, without result, but this week he has been discovered and exhibited the coin…
Private W. R. Cowan, “A” squadron, Light Horse, attended yesterday at an appointed office in the city, and, having introduced himself, was presented by the commandante of the South Australian Ladies’ Plum Pudding Corps with a case of pipes and assured of the special interest the ladies would take in his career at the front…