DE WET SAYS "BE LOYAL"
BUT TURK'S BFBEL AT FIRST OPPORTUNITY. It will be remembered that General Christian Do Wet. now in rebellion against the British Government in South Africa, wrote a book entitled ‘ The Three Years' War’ after the conclusion of the Boer War. and at the end of this narrative he wrote a message to the Boer people. In the light of recent events this message will be teed with interest. It reads : “To my nation I address one last word: Be loyal to the new government! Loyalty is worthy of a nation which has shed its blood for Freedom 1" CRICKETER VOLUNTEERS. Prior to the commencement of the cricket match Albion v. Carisbrook A. played on the North Ground on Saturday, Mr J. •!. Clark, on behalf of the Albion Club, made a presentation to Mr W. Brinsley, who has volunteered for service at the front. Mr Clark, in conveying to the cricketersoldier the good wishes of his comrades, said that he trusted that the example ses. by Mr Brinsley and the few other cricketers alreadv With the colors would be largely followed. 'The Albion Club were proud of the honor of having already four of their playing members serving the Empire. It may be mentioned that a presentation is being sent up to Mr T. M'Farlaue, who is now in the training camp. " NEVER OR NOW !" The following lines were written by Oliver Wendell Holmes in 1862. Tim ing the American Civil War: Listen, young heroes I Tour country is calling 1 Time strikes the hour for the brave and the true! Now, while tho foremost are fighting and falling. Fill up the ranks that nave opened for you 1 You’whom the fathers made free and defended, Stain not the scroll that emblazons their fame ’ You whose fair heritage spotless descended, J./eave not your children a birthright of shame I Stay not for questions while Freedom stands gasping! 1 Wait not till Honor lies wrapped nrt his pall ’. Brief the lips' meeting be, swift the hands clasping; , “ ntr for the war! is enough for them all. From the hot plains where they perLh outnumbered, Furrowed and ridged ‘by the battlefield s plough. Comes tho loud summons; too long you have slumbered, Hear the last anccl-trump—Never or Now; "THE FAMILY IS IN TROUBLE.” " Tbc family is in trouble; the family is going to stand together—think of the names we’ve called one another indoors! the family is coming out on top!” was the cheery "comment of Mr Will Crooks as he looked round the platform (stated the ‘ Daily Mail ’ in an account of a great meeting in the London Opera House). “To hold back at the present time would he cowardice, in tho extreme. Is there a man who believes he would live as happily under the Kaiser as under King George . (Cries of *No! ). Oh, yes there are; hut I know better. X attended a great peace demonstration in Berlin one Sunday morning, and the military had been confined to barracks for fear wc should say anything against the military! (Laughter and cheers.) Yet the president had hardly said half a dozen words when in walked the military and took possession of the meeting. How would yon like that?” (Cheers and laughter.)
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DE WET SAYS "BE LOYAL", Evening Star, Issue 15657, 23 November 1914