The Evening Star FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1914.
There- have been many api.v d* io the (>vopl“ ~-i < It ago of laic Otago, Wake Up! —some wkaudsome oiherwi-M-. There have been appeals f.ir m*an.-y, which have been answered generously. There have i been appeals for old clothes and blankets. «and straightway' every cupboard Las been | ransacked and every boa ovt i-hanied. Aud * lastly, theto have been appeals to ‘'roil lop” at patriotic sports meetings, patriotic concerts, and patriotic, demonstrations, and the public have flocked to them, and, when there, have joined lustily in proclaiming that “.Britons never, never shall be slaves L’ All of winch is < emmendable bjpatiafactory as far as it goes. Put t, m is yet another and a more important fej. * fat—one which provide l * the way to passionate lip de< laraiions of into practic.il service. The apwe Itavo named have either railed ■B. monev. or .goods, or attendance, but t'oef-t with which v/" are now concerned is for MEN. The, Empire needs men. and needs them badly. " 1 want, every man I can get,” Lord .Kitchener lias said. ><* great, in fact, is the need for men, ami ever more men, that -Mr Asquith. .Mr Sonar Law, Lord Cnrzon. Mr Lloyd George, mid Mr Churchill, and a host ofothers of every party—and no party at all —-have turned themselves into recruiting , _ and «e th« United
Kingdom from Land's End t<» dohn <7 Croats in order i ■ g.*i- them. The response has been rii.igndicivm. The county "f Glamorganshire has already sent 37.000 recruits tu Lard Kitchener towards lie. e(sh army corps that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has anm uim *d t h:it he will raise. Nvuvly 800.COG men ’nave r.-spoiukd within trio past iV;v weeks 1.1 tie cad made on litem. And timy iiauide the rcpreseuUilives of :dl classes. There are. duke’s son and cook's mu and sou of a, millionaire. willing, nay easier. to serve in ;uid for us great a erase ever appealed to lire heart -7 mail. A.tid not in the Mother Lund only, In I anada the response has h.-en >•> generous tthe Government c;m aii- rd to pick and choose who shall < •• siiali ii.,; This is only as it sh-aiid he. There never has been, mill never wilt. in all human probability. be so eh-tir a. call or ■so glorious an <■■ j>jrtnllity. To fight for the Kninire ! '.Unit, is the call, but, it is not the whole < it. 1 Ikt« is not- a s:n,yl<> di.-eo! dtinl • r. ’; - - v.-orld over as to the a-js-.-luK- justice of the cause, for which the Empire fighting. Never have the youth of tiiis Empire C|' ours Liire-uyhi nt the hreth and bread! ii . f its splendid iustoiy iieeu man- i'avoicd. It ;s t heirs i.. fitrlit. not i'..,- tht* Kmpire alone, bur. no- ih.it eery civilisation on which it is based, and of -which it is the liigiies;. cAprc-ssioii. the .\(<4ht*r Land the cad lias he.-n le-rml and answered. Ih- messages ot. dentil and wounds ami ca-plim-, the. daily f.ile of slaughter, have served ’as whins and sjmrs to tin- voun-t manhood i f ( h.e nataai ;
And g-mtu-meii i N Kngiand. eon idii'il. s-lia!i tliink l hemseives aecurse.J liiev were not here. And hold their mntiltoi ds (heap whiles any apeakI hat tought Hu o- n|i-.-ii Si, lh i.-piu’s Wiiat, then, ims this lo do Milii Nee.-o-'.'dand iLi.vo e unt airc-adi' s.-nt i-f out l;cs.! ? I It.* answer ornphai i* aM v is •• Yes." We Inn i- done itecl v and gladly. I!nr in Otago wt- June not done nearly enough. AN e have no! dole ;is n;u*li as we plight.
ri"|- us much ;is v:o fdi..'ihl. mm , ts us iv mi’.'!. The Bov. V, ißreen K;n,g it’, our hist night's issn... Mated t ij ( . pns;1 11,11 v, -0' t'bmi'y, tiii;l with peril,i|>n pm dutiable i ndignat hm. Otago has been asked to send 9rt men t„ fill v;o .nicies m till 1 } (.(do! Cl’llKMlts tor ! lie mud, and til*' response lour ie\. f. u been bur .30,' We .amiot think that the request is wi.h-h known. It is not, thinkable (hat (Hag,, j.ruvinen that prides itself on the thoroughness and practical its oi .Us patriotism - is ,r.\uto of the. appeal that lias been made. Only 30 men. out of the requited Do to ,-eeute a, privilege. and an honor tint neither belted, knight nor English bowman at Agmcourt could <-[ahii Fhruv nniM smcly be a misunderstanding. V us ever :-o gioat an occasion so poorly seized? Wordsworth, singing of (he opening days i.i the French icwlt again.-! rep tllfies of ; i'. 1 o!u. save;
Blit-s was it ill that dawn yu he alive, But, u> he voinig was T.-iy heaven! Service ruder tv I- Inc on dm l, a !; l.qjehjs ce Lur.-u'c tn day r.her.s an even rni-te in spiring i.nrer the youth who is made ot tile trde Mu}> ; ami the great majority know it, and have already put their faith into pi a;! re. Bnl- Ih.rgo .stands care’es.-i or hesdant. Wo thali rot impugn (he laggard, \ . Wc pu ft r in think that they have remained i(duel ant through ignorance. Now i,, their i q ipori t titii y to plrmc themselves on tin roll of honor. Awake Ofa-go!
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