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THE LATE W. J. CHIDLEY.

"Who is the one sane man you hayo in Sydney ?" Mrs. Paul found herself asking her son.

Quiet and dignified, but with a personality that riveted instant attention, when Chidley moved through the jostling throngs and crowded streets of Sydney, some one has said it almost seemed as if some illustrious Roman had quietly stopped out of /classical history into • the fTwentieth Century. On the contrary, it was to others as if a Superman had come back from an unknown century of Science with.' a message for the men who sit in great darkness. Among Clridley's friends and supporters were- some of the most cmi- <. nent Australian university professors, scientists, and medical mcn —many of whom claimed for his book and theories a deep scientific significance-. But the unread, the ignorant, and the unthoughtful could not understand him. Hoodlum crowds howled after him like packs of rushing wolves; and sickly political renegades unleashed the bloodhounds of the law on his track, and mado offence where no offence existed. lie was seized and flung into prison, and dragged from prison .to the reception house, and from the- re-f

5, -. w -.-:-■-. <•, - •—: -ft ==.., •-.; -"/firnest H. Lano ("Jack Cade" ci-^ '"' the Brisbane "Daily Standard ,, )" writes to the editor: "Greetings and ' hearty congratulations! on the magnificent work you are doing on " "The Maoriland "Worker! , I can assure you that I rereivo no paper with greater pleasure tlian your REAL Working- /, das 9 organ, and derive great anspira* ration from your frequent analytia and informative reviews of the A<ie~, ■ tralian Labor morement. You in Newf Zealand are in the throes of a do'sper- '■ ate fight". May Now Zealand oracy; achieve success in the-en' counter." Mr. W. Cahill, who recently r* '• signed from the .N.S.W.' P.L.L. Bk-' ■• ecutive because it declined to part in the recruiting, campaign, ha* been overwhelmingly defeated " for the presidency of his own anion , by an anti-conscriptionist—which indicates how strong tho anti-conscrip- . ■ tion sentiment is in Australian Trade . Union ranks. ,

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Maoriland Worker, Maoriland Worker, Volume 8, Issue 310, 31 January 1917

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THE LATE W. J. CHIDLEY. Maoriland Worker, Volume 8, Issue 310, 31 January 1917

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