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THE OTHER FELLOW'S JOB. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
THE OTHER FELLOWS JOB. The man behind the harrow, with his jersey full of dirt, looks with over growing envy at the merchant's laun dered shirt; but the man behind the counter feels the nagging of the trade, and would swap his polished scissors for the farmer's rusty spade. In the night the sleeping doctor hears the clan?ing of the 'phone, and, "I wish I were a lawyer," is his aggra vated moan; but the lawyer in his nighty hears the doctor's car go past, and he says: "That lucky doctor must bo making money fast!" The man upon tho vessel sees tho coast-line slowly dwarf, and he longs for terra tirrni with the man upon the wharf: while this other marks the vessel mov ing out alono and free, and he longs for boundloss freedom with the man upon the sea. The little boy In romp ers thinks his daddy first in grace, and he wishes ho were grown up with some whiskers on his face; but his daddy feels the burdens of the mort gage and the debts, and he wishes he were Willy in hlB iaby pantalets'...
KURRACA WEST. Harvesting. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
KURRACA WEST. Harvesting. A.s tho weathor is becoming hotter farmers are now cuttiug for the thresher, and carting in their hay. An Accident. A sensational accident happened to Mr Curnow's binder while he was engiigod en ling in n paddock. near tho road, for the thresher. The iiorses took fright at a motor bicycle, while lie was endeavor ing to effect an improvement on it. After ' galloping ncrors a crop paddock the horses ran the traiiHport into the posts of the fence, and, twisting tile frame, they became frco of the hinder. Mr Curnotv. fortunately escaped unhurt. Woathor and Stock. The grass is now drying and going to seed, but stock nro still keeping well. If tho weuthur keeps warm stripping will be in full swing in a short time.
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
LADIES' LETTER. I It's the faslilon to wear oil the loft , arm a gold armlet between the elbow and shoulder. Some girls wear it near the elbow, others across the muscle (biceps) which must be very uncomfortable. Tlio broad circle must bo broad enough to be seen and must be real, liven then thb bystand er can only see it when the wearer is botween him and the light. The arm lot Is the latest thing in presents from a doparting soldier, anil is to be worn "in secret" for his sake. Will the horrors of war never cease? Gertrude Hoffmann, a clever Ameri can dancer, in her role as the Slave Girl in "Sumurun," has been emulat ing that historic devotee of Art who blacked herself all over In order to appear as "Othello." Whether Ger trude did the thing as thoroughly as this I am not In a position to ascer tain, but, at all events, to k-nd realism to her appearance as tlio Bewitching i Oriental, she consented to dye her skin with a copper solution. She needed some reassuring before she took th...
BARRAPORT. Red Cross Work. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
BARRAPORT. Rod Cross Work. A branch of the Red Cross Society was started at Uarraport on August 11. when MritT. Dimstan "'as elected presi dent ; Mrs Cnnicron, treasurer ; Mrs Thos. Malone, secretary. Hy generous donations, and from oilier .sources, tin? amount up-to-date in cash r&lt;.ceived is £91 Kin, about half of which has been spent. The following list of articles have leen sent away Twcnt.v cight under-Ilaiuiel.s, 22 tlanncl shirts, 4H face washers, 100 pairs of socks, 07 hand kerchiefs, 12 pairs of pyjamas, 20 pairs .sheets, reading niaHt r, 7 pairs blankets, :: bundles old linen, 1 sea kit bags, H groom kit bags, 4 imilllcrs, 1 dozen pil low slips. 1 Balaclava helmet ; JC10 was sent to the Overseas' Women's Club to wards pri>\iding tinned fruits and vege tables for the soldiers in the trenches. At the last meeting two little girls, Esther and liostie Shaw, harded in i">s by making and selling milk jug covors, this being their second donation ; the previous mie...
HUNT FOR FLYING FOXES FARMER'S ILL-LUCK. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
HUNT FOR FLYING FOXES FARMER'S ILL-L'JCK. Over 40u 1110:1 the flying foxes i:; at Dura], N.S.W., i . noon. The foxes from trees in !r.;:: -u ■ H dreds were killed. Many foxc-s. r • tinned to fly their wings \\ shot did not ,, them, ami it wa. ':.i| broke the small b ■:> • that they woum : ground, to be worn- . 1 t; (logs. One farmer suit of the prcvi'.-;. s • 3 was to drive t:;. quarry into t d that he had ir:. •: 3 hanging light to frighten : -v only result he : , : v. used the lam best fruit was •„>. ••
NORTHERN DISTRICT STANDARD with which is incorporated the Boort Standard, Korong Vale Lance, and Quambatook Herald. Interesting reading matter will be found on our sixth page. Thursday, December 9. Australian Prodigality. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
NORTHERN DISTRICT STANDARD with which is incorporated the Boort Standard, KorongVale Lance, and Quam batook Herald. Interesting reading matter will be found on our sixth page. Thursday, December 9. Australian Prodigality. Quite inadvertently Mr Cohen, President of the Industrial Disputes Committee of the Trades' Mall, has done something to enlighten us as to the causc of much of Australia s prodigality. On Wednesday week last, Mr Cohen with a deputation swaggered into the presence of the Postmaster-General, a cigarette in his mouth, and began to play the part of dictator. To the intense surprise of the cigarette smoker, Mr'Webster dared to protest. The happening was "almost incredible, for the Trades' Hall had just broken Messrs "Archibald and Spcncc, and assumed that it had placed clay, ready to be moulded by •the potter's hand, in their places. However, Mr Webster was as haughty as Mr Cohen, and explained in good set terms that he was a Minister prepared to receive a de putation, ...
District News. BORUNG. On Leave. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
District News. . BORUNG. On Lcavo. Lance-U jrporal 11. Kidd, who is se Ieeted with the MO re-inforcenicnts to leave Hi niligii on Thurwdiiy next , was given week-end leave, and took tho op portunity of visiting lii.s local friends Hp returned to tho IScndigo Military Training Camp oil Monday. He will go to WilliaiiiHl.invn fur musketry practice, and to Ijroadmeadow.s to cenplete his training, ll is not expected lh.it he will leave Australia ill February. Rod Cross Socioty. I The local branch of the lied Cross Society held a.sewing meeting on Wcdms- ] day Inst. TJir following articles were i sent to the Central Depot :-Onp pair of socks three ilnnnel underpants, three pyjama suits, ten flannel shirts, seven . hospital bags, seventeen sand bags, l'ourteen Lags of wheat w ere promised by vaiious farmers, Tho Harvest. Tho first consignment of grain left Hi>rung on Friday last. It consisted of a tine sample of 200 bags of oats, the property of Mr Chas. Uailey. of Jareklan. The grain w...
FACT and COMMENT. Wool Strike Settled. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
FACT and COMMENT. Wool Striko Settled. The Melbourne strike of storenien and packers in the wool, skin and hide industry lias been amicably settled, and the men have now returned to work. 'Die Melbourne wool saies are to be re sumed next week (tilth :nst.) Permanent Assistant. The position of first assistant at the Bourt school is at last to bo perma nently filled, Miss Evans, of the North Castlemaino school, having been ap pointed to the position. Miss Evans' will commence duty at Boort after the Christmas holidays. Bank Manager Sont to Gaol. At the Bcmiigo December sittings of the Supreme Court, I'\ W. Straddling, at one time manager of the NW^)na| Bank sit Pyramid Hill, was emirged with embezzlement and larceny as an agent Accused, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to twelve months' im prisonment on each charge, the sen tences to be concurrent. Church Mooting. ■ At a congregational meeting held at the Presbyterian Church, Pyramid Hill, on 30th ult., the following members of the B...
A HAPPY ENDING. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
A HAPPY ENDING. Sho begins as Mary. There conies a 1 time when she calls herself May. 1 Mayme follows. Then, at the height ■ of lior coquetry, she is known as Mae. But don't despair. Tho story has a happy ending. Only a year or so more Is required, and our heroine is called ma. I wanter go back to the trenches; I wanter go back to the front! I wanter go back to me rifle and pack, An' 'ear me old straps creak and grunt; I wanter get back to me blanket. An' sleep on me old little plank. 'Cos tho cold, clammy sheets that the folks thinks is treats Make mo shiver like rats in a tank. I wanter get back from the flappers 'Oo rattle their boxes an' flags; I wanter vamoose from the bloomin' revues An' tho woariaome singin' of "rags." I wanter get back from the motors, An' "workers" with strikes on the brain. I'm too muddled to think, an' I shan't sleep a wink Till I'm back In the trenches again. Melbourne Tramway Co. and the Motor 'Bus Co's are still filling vacan cies as conductors with et...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES After the accident he waB taken to a hospital blinded. The surgeons : worked long and hard, and the ban- : dages wore at last placed In position. His nurse had the softest, sweetest i voice In the world and the softest, i coolest touch. Sho also read to him. He knew that she was uncommonly pretty. When the bandages were re moved hla sight was still very dim, but gradually his vision grew strong er. Ono morning the doctor came in cheerily. "Well, John, are the eyes still improving?" he asked. "They are that." "Seeing better every day? Can you see your nurse?" "Sure I can. She gets plainer and plainer every time." If silence is golden, the censor must bo making a lot of money.
AUSTRALIA'S DRY AREAS THIRSTY NORTHERN TERRITORY [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
AUSTRALIA'S DRY AREAS THIRSTY NORTHERN TERRITORY .Mr. Mahon, Minister for External Affairs, now controls two teetotal ter ritories—-Norfolk Island and the Northern Territory. The people ol Norfolk Island aro not anxious to have a drink tralllc established in their midst, and Mr. Mahon agrees with them. He has arranged that the embargo against the Introduction of Intoxicating liquor, which has existed for some time, shall be continued, and made more rigid. Prohibition was brought about in the Northern Territory in a different way. It was the outcomo of a. strike. The effect of the cease work order by the men was only partial prohibition, mid Mr. Mahon decided to "assist" the strikers by closing down the bars al together. Returned travellers say that the Territory Is an unpleasant place in which to be .thirsty. Carefully the budding painter scan ned the fair countryside toY a suit able spot. After much thought he stuck his easel lip, got out his paints, and started. Oblivious to his s...
SINGLE MEN FIRST [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
SINGLE MEN FIRST II is generally recognised that Prime Minister Hughes has taken for the foundation of his recruiting scheme the main essentials of that laid down and now being energetically pressed home In England. In view of the jux taposition of the Australian scheme witn that of Lord Derby, the follow ing sub-leader in the London "Daily Mall" is interesting: — Lord Derby has, In his great re cruiting campaign, called upon the single men first. We wish him the heartiest success. We congratulate him on his wisdom and on his sense of justice. Everybody admits that our present method of recruiting the mar ried and unmarried without distinc tion is grossly unfair, and we are glad that he refuses to have anything to do with a discredited system. Not only Is it unjust. It is also expensive. It was officially admitted in Parliament last month that separa tion allowances were then being paid to the dependents of 857,000 married men. On Tuesday the amount paid In allowances to all depende...
THE ENGLISH WAY. WRITTEN AFTER SIX MONTHS IN ENGLAND AND WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
THE ENGLISH WAY. By Will Irwin. WRITTEN AFTER SIX MONTHS IN ENGLAND AND WITH THE BRITISH ARMY IN FRANCE. * f Continuing his - illuminating ^ article cn the British marcage 4. ment of tha war, Mr. Irwin lifts * the veil further on some of the •j. mistakes that have been made, % the causes that led to them, and 4* the efforts now being put for ward to make the issue a sue * cessful one. Mr. Irwin deals 3. trenchantly but fairly with the + party leaders, officials and pub * lie men concerned in the most * momentous crisis in the Na 4. tion's history. He is free in his ]£ criticism, but full in his praise where other attributes have J been and still are of benefit to + the Allies' cause. The searching * eyes and analytical mind that 4! have enabled Mr. Irwin to rise * to the position of, perhaps, the 4. world's greatest war corres * Dondent, are evidenced right ? through the concluding chapter + ^ of his arresting narrative. We make full acknowledge * * ments to the "Metropolitan * + Ma...
ONE STEP FROM CONSCRIPTION THE EFFORT TO ENLARGE AUSTRALIA'S ARMY. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
ONE STEP FROM CON SCRIPTION THE EFFORT TO ENLARGE AUSTRALIA'S ARMY. Before he has done answering ques ! lions us to why he should not be sent to tha war, the "cold-footer" will have a headache. Prime Minister Hughes suys bis inquisitorial campaign is not "conscription." Just so. Shooting is not hanging, but it is quite aB uncom fortable, tbpugh a shade less unpleas ant for the relatives of the corpse. There Is not any doubt that tho Em pire will get all the men It wants by the martial inquisition scheme, and what other : plan could have been adopted? Seldom was ever- any. >,'knowledge given to- keep but to .'impart; •• -the • grace.qf this jewpl Is lost in conceal ment.
SQUATTERS AT WORK THEY UNLOAD THEIR OWN WOOL [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 December 1915
SQUATTERS AT WORK THEY UNLOAD THEIR OWN WOOL Several well-known squatters who were staying at the Australian Club when the wool storemen and carters went on strike took a hand at unload ing wool a few days ago. One of their number, hearing that a load from Ills own property was abandoned in C.oldsbrough's yard, organised a party at tho club and, doffing coats and collars, they went at the task as merry as sandboys, and soon had the last halo comfortably stowed away in storo. There is no record of squatters unloading their own wool in tho past, but tho firm has a tradition that old Mr. Mort once settled a strike in Sydney in earlier days by some such escapade.