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SHOOTING CIVILIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
SHOOTING CIVILIANS. According to the laws of war, any civilian who is found with arms in his possession is liable to "be shot "without mercy. Although this seems a very severe rule, it is absolutely necessary for the safeguarding of the whole civil population. The rules of war say that no men will be recognised as combatants un less they wear a distinguishing badge, which can be easily recognised. If it were not for this, any number of men could at any time band themselves together and say they were belliger ents. If this were allowed, therefore, invading troops would safeguard themselves against surprises by kill ing every man in villages through which they marched. This particular rule is so stringent that even a non-combatant who took up arms to defend his wife against i some drunken soldier would be liable j to be shot.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
MAGNESIA FOR DYSPEPTICS. SPECIALIST RECOMMENDS IT INSTEAD OF DRUGS. " Only those in constant touch with sufferers from indigestion and dyspepsia can folly realise the harm done by the improper use of drugs and artificial di gestants," remarked an eminent specialist recently. " Personally, I rarely advocate | the use of drugs in the treatment of di ! gestive or stomach troubles, for in prac j tically every instance I have proved the underlying cause to be excessive acidity of the stomach andconssquent fermenta tion of the food contents. Therefore, in place of the once widely-used drugs I in ! variably recommend the use of magnesia to neutralise the acidity and stop the food fermenting, and the wonderful re i suits I have obtained during the past three years convince me that there is no finer treatment for indigestion, dyspep sia, etc., etc. It must, of course, be clearly understood that I do not employ or advise the use of such forms of mag nesia as citrates, acetates, sulphates, etc...
Skipton News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
9 Mr H. F. Thompson was accorded a complimentary social, prior to his. de parture for the front. Mr Thompson was recently married, and a purse of sovereigns was presented to him as a wedding gift by the Rev. H. T. Hull (chairman), on behalE oE the residents. Representatives of the various institu tions spoke in high terms of Mr Thomp son's work in Skiptou. The annual meeting of the Anglers' Club was held at the Mechanics' Hall on Saturday evening, when it was decided to reorganise the club, and the following office-bearers were elected -President, Mr J. E. Whittaker ; vice-presidents, Messrs H. M. Elder, W. Shaw, S. M'll vena, and M. Osborne ; secretary and treasurer, Mr A. Wilkie; committee. Messrs M. and P. Shannon, F. Dixon, P. Gellie, J. Slater, W. Notman, P. M'Govern ; starter, Mr T. Cleveland ; weigher-in, Mr P. Shannon. It was re solved to affiliate with the Piscatorial Council. Work on the new railway from Linton is proceeding steadily, gangs of men being engaged at this end...
Obituary. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
The funeral of the late Mr David Por ter* sen., an-old and respected resident of Newtown, took place on Wednesday of last week, and was very largely at tended, the funeral being one of the largest seen in the district for years. The remains were interred in-the Scars dale Cemetery. The coffin-bearers were four sons of deceased, viz., Messrs David, Joseph, Dennis, and Edward Porter. The pall-bearers were Cr J. Clarke, Messrs J. Cunningham, W. B. Rice, C. Christy, J. "Morrissey, J. Bourke, F; Murphy, T. M'Cafferty, J. Wilkinson, J. ITimon, P. H'Grath, A. Armstrong. P. Rice, J. Taylor, M. Daley, C. Pen der, T. Foley, F. Leighboch, T. Calla ghan, F. Coswello, F. Young, H. Bur row, J. P. Early, F. Gallagher, and A. Dawson. The Rev. Father Barrett, of Smythesdale, officiated at the grave.
Smythesdale News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
The quarterly meeting of tbe managers of the Common was held on Monday eveniog. Present—Manager M'Mena mm (chairman), and Managers Davies, Creed, Williamson, and Williams. The secretary's report showed that there bad been 122 cattle, 39 horses, and 5 goats registered for the quarter ending October, and the fees collected amounted to £8 15s Gd. Accounts amonnting to £8 Is 6d were passed for payment. The secre tary's financial statement showed a credit balance of £17 18s. It was resolved to give a reference to the herdsman, Mr G. R. Searle, who had announced his in tention to apply for the vacant position of herdsman for the Scarsdale Common. The secretary was also instructed to in form a person depasturing cattle that the. fees for same must be paid within seve» days, or othorwise the cattle would be impounded.
Snake Valley News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
The Snake Valley War Relief Pond committee met in the Mechanics' Hall on 26th Angnat. The secretary stated the following donations had been receiv ed :—From residents Snake Valley, ££ 9s ; per Win. Nnnn, proceeds of dance, £2 7s ; from Mrs Facey, two boxes o cigarettes, £1 5s; Miss^ Murray, two packing cases ; Mr J. Baxter, one pack ing case ; Mrs Bnrgdorf, comforts, 7/9; Mrs W. Murray, 1 lh of wool. The snm oE £5 was passed to the Red Cross fund, and £2 2s to the rest home for soldiers.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
Motocycles. NEW 19I& MODELS.. 4-h.p. Single-cylinaer Models, spring frame, free engine - - JS§§. Si h.p. Twins - - - - £61 7-h.p. Twins - - - - £68 Nine Promineit Improvements on 1915 Models. Write to-day lor Illustrated Catalog, for warded post free. MASSE? BICYCLE DEP Sole listrict Agent, 123 Stutf St., Ballarat Tel. 505. I Opp. Post Office. Photographs are a Necessity— Not a Luxury. THE PRICES ARE VERY Why not have a good, per manent enlarged photo graph by the Famous Bal larat-Photographers, Rich ards & Co., of your soldier son leaving for the froDt ? We are making quite a number. EEASONAB L E. •Size of Plioto. 10x8 12 X 10 15 x 12 Size of Mount. ; 15 X 12 20 X 16 23 X 17 i Frame, Solid 3 in. oak and gilt slip. Price. 20/ 25/ 30/ BmDJEILL FQRTRMTS.. The RICHARDS & CO. Studios are famous throughout Australia for their beautiful Wedding Photographs, our ROYAL PANEL, 10 X 8 size, being un equalled for style and quality. Bridal Bouquets, Wreaths, Buttonholes,...
Scarsdale News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
o The Mayor (Cr Daniel) has forwarded an additional £12 to the Ballarat Red Cross Fund as a result of efforts in the district for last month. The sum of £7 16s 9d was obtained from a concert, £2 10s at a enchre tonrnament, 17s 9d by means of a cushion raffled by Misses K. and R. Weybury, and 14s 9d for raiik jag oovers made by Mrs Thompson and raffled by Miss Scott.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
;KASS, CLOVER, & AGRICULTURAL SEEK All Leading Varieties in Stock, Including Rye Grass, Cocksfoot, Cow Grass, ASsyke Clover, White Clover, ©warff Essex fSape, &e. Write for Quotations. Samples submitted on Application. E. D. NICHOLLS & CO., SEEDSMEN 36 Armstrong St. North, Tel. 377. BALLARAT. Rolfe W Cuts yam Mepm^ Costs in fidlfo J':/: y The thoroaghnasa--'iha .keenness, of "Rolfe" mechanics is- yoosr guarantee, of satisfaction. 1 Rolfe' Repairs Lmt BacaiiB j they avo genuine repairs. We specialises in making piston rings, reboring cylinders and aU motor repairs. -Oar workshop ia equipped with one of She finest electric lathes in the trade. Rolf® Motors Are for the man that uiariia pasa - - -stability- - -economy • --comfort. >1 trial's the thing'••get one. ; Rolfe Cycles For business men, for tourists, or for record-breakers they are THE machines. Every cycle is guaran teed fully. Yoa can buy with confidence from £0110 So £12(10 4'Rolfe'o" easy payment p...
SIGNALS MOM THE SKY How the Airmen Talk with Earth. Soot Clouds, Mirror Flashes and Other Ingenious Methods. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
SIGNALS MOM THE SKY How the Airmen Talk with Earth. Soot Clouds, Mirror Flashes and Other Ingenious Methods. When we read what the airmen write aoout their experiences during the present war, we learn mat the cniei purpose or most of their flignts is not to drop ibombs on the enemy, out rather to locate the enemy's artil lery and to aid their own artillery in directing their lire. The airman is oiten sent up at the order of the com mander of a battery to ascertain whe tiier his guns are overshooting the mark, do not reach, or are too far to right or left. It is imperative that he be able to communicate his in formation almost instantaneously, and some very ingenious methods of transmitting it to the earth have been devised. Telephone systems are good for aeroplanes or Zeppelins, vv'ireless telegraphy has so many difficulties and dangers as to prove quite impractical. The French are using a great in genious method of signalling by means of sootclouds. An apparatus filled with lampbla...
Cycling & Motoring. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
Motor track racing in America is de veloping with remarkable, rapidity. It seems to have caught the imagination of the public and of American motorists. Tha trade also are backing it up ener getically. In the contests which have, already taken place the. American cars have shown up well, although not being the actual victors. In a race recently held at Chicago, a very fine performance was credited to the Stutz car. Three, were entered, and all three finished, and in good positions. In the Indianopolis race a Maxwell car came in a good third; This development is of considerable sig nificance to the British trade. Hereto? fore the Americans could not or would not turn out high efficiency racing cars fit to compete with British or Continen tal practice. The fact that they are now doing so successfully may hie taken as indicating a continued improvement in American touring cars. The experience gained by racing has proved absolutely invaluable to British and Continental makers, and the s...
"SHOE THAT SAVED SERBIA." Nation Testifies to the Debt It Owes to its Peasant Classes by Wearing Filigree Models of Strange Footgear. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
"SHOE THAT SAVED SERBIA." Nation Testifies to the Debt It Owes ' to Its Peasant Classes by Wearing Filigree Models of Strange Foot gear. The following despatch from Skopl je, written by Alice and Claude Askew— The shoe that saved Serbia is a peasant's shoe—a mere wooden sabot. A prominent Serbian gentleman gave us a tiny model of a sabot in delicate filigree yesterday and told us that these little filigree sabots are being worn by the ibetter classes all over the country in honor of the brave peas ants who responded so nobly to the call to arms. "Look inside the little sabot and you will find some words engraved in Serbian characters," he remarked. "Translated they run thus: 'If you did not know me before, you know me now.' That means," our friend con tinued, "that we are proud to testify to the debt we owe our peasants. We realise that these hardy sons of the soil form the backbone of our army. Had it not been for the peasants there would be no Serbia to-day—our land would be a con...
ORDINARY MEETING. CORRESPONDENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
ORDINARY MEETING. CORRESPONDENCE. From Secretary for Lands, relating to the closing of a certain road in the township ot Linton.—Protest to be made against closing thFrom same, asking for a reply to letter of Jane 23rd, as to the advisability of retaining portion of allotment E9, parish of Argyle,for draining purposes.—No objection. From Country Roads Board, suggesting the postponement of road works other than maintenance during the harvest months.— Heceived. From same, forwarding extract of Govern ment Gazette re main roada declared in the Shire.—Received. . From same, forwarding copies of instruc tions prepared by the Board regarding the duties and responsibilities of patrolmen em ployed on main roads.—Received. From Secretary for Railways, acknowledg-, ing letter re quartz taken from the Trunk Lead mining heaps, which will be considered. —Received. From State Accident Insurance Commis sioner, bringing under notice the claims of the State Office for doing the Workers Com pensation...
Grenvilleshire Council. THURSDAY, 2ND SEPT., 1915. STATUTORY MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
Thursday, 2nd Sept., 1915. STATUTORY MEETING. Present—Crs Kennedy (president). Wallis, Douglas, Clarke, Rowe, Nunn, Blakely and P'oynton. Or W. T. Rowe, the newly elected member for the West riding, having made the usual declaration, took his seat at the table. The President's allowance for the ensuing year was fixed at £40. The whole Council was appointed as a fi nance committee. Cr Wallis was elected president for the en suing year on the motion of Crs Nunn and Douglas, the motion being briefly supported by all the councillors present. Cr Wallis then took the chair, and thanked the councillors for his election. He trusted with the assistance of his colleagues and also of their very able officers to give satisfac tion. He realised they were entering on a very troublous year, but hoped that by their united efforts the business of the Shire would be carried on properly. He h3d now followed Cr Kennedy twice as president. Cr Kennedy was an exceptionally able man, and it was a tough pro...
Difficulties of Trench Warfare No Easy Thing to Charge Across Open Ground in Face of Rifle Fire and Machine Guns, Declares Man in Thick of Fighting on Western Front [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
Difficulties of Trench Warfare No Easy Thing to Cnarge Across Open Ground in Face of Kifle Fire ana Machine Guns, Declares Man in i hicK of Fighting on Western Front It is 110 easy thing to charge across j.t»u yaras or open grouna with two machine guns auding tneir deaaiy hail to tne rain or Dunets airectiy irom cue trendies ahead. An otticer whose worK in tne charge won him a decora tion writes vivialy oi the incident. jrf.ow he managed to escape without a scratch is a mystery to the man, who says in his letter— "We were in the big show which started last Wednesday and had a ratner hard time. We were five days in action. 0 and L> companies were given an order to take a part of the enemy's trench, and we did, capturing sixty-three Prussians. We occupied a trench with a Highland regiment on our left and an Indian regiment on our right. "We built a parapet on the other side when darkness came on and made it quite bullet proof. We were worKing most of that night, so had no sleep. Th...
CAN GERMANY WIN? A NEUTRAL'S OPINION. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
| CAN GERMANY WIN? A NEUTRAL'S OPINION. By Sydney Coryn, in the San Francisco "Argonaut." It is the unexpected that happens, and it is the unexpected that will bring the war to a conclusion. It can not now he settled by direct lighting between the existing forces. Russia,1 we are told, has reaffirmed ner compact with her allies to make no peace until peace is made by all. Italy also has entered into the same agreement. There seems therefore no likelihood of a withdrawal on the part of any one of the combatants. Nor does it now seem possible that Russia can be so far crushed as to liberate any considerable number of the German forces opposing her. There are now more Germans in the eastern field than at any previous time. Even if Italy should continue her present successes it will be long before she can deliver anything like a heart thrust. France has bow called her last drafts to the colors. Henceforth every dead man will be irreplaceable. The same is true of Belgium. What ever the B...
Where It Was Repaired. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
Where It Was Repaired. When illicit distilling was common in the Highlands there was an old man who went about the country re pairing whisky-pots. The gauger met him one day, and, surmising that he had been doing repairs at no great distance, asked what he would take to inform him (the gaugerj where he repaired the last whisky-pot. "Och!" said the old man, "I'll shust tak' half-a-croon." "Done!" retorted the gauger; "here is your money, but be careful to tell me correctly." "Och! I'll no' tell the gentleman a lee." Getting the money the old man quietly remarked f "I shust mended the last whisky pot where the hole wasl"
The Simple Question. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
The Simple Question. "Mrs. Simpleton, I am a plain, blunt spoken man." "Yes, I know, Mr. Tarter." "I never beat around the bush. When I got ready to ask my first wife for her heart and hand I did not waste five minutes in coming to the point." "Oh, Mr. Tarter, but don't be too sudden! You know our sex " "Mrs. Simpleton, I have called this evening to ask you a question." "Yes; but—but—but " "And I want a plain, plump answer —either 'Yes' or 'No.'" "It's awfully sudden, Mr. Tarter, but I'll—I'll try to—to " "I have known you three months." "I don't think I'm mistaken in your character." "Oh, Mr. Tarter!" | "Now, then, I am to be married to Jennie Jackson to-morrow. Do you want a position as housekeeper?" When she revived and sat up he had vanished, and, although she reach ed out with her fingers for his hair, they clutcned nothing but emptiness.
THE LUCK OF WAR. SPARED IN BATTLE BUT KILLED IN REFUGE. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
THE LUCK OF WAR. SPARED IN BATTLE BUT KILLED IN REFUGE. "Luck in battle" is the subject of an ever-increasing number of anec dotes. The colonel of a regiment that was in the battle of Morhange, in the bat tle of the Marne and at the attack of iSparges, participating in more than a dozen battles and a score of charges, marching each time at the head of his troops and each time running ninety chances out of one hundred of being Killed, never received a scratch, though his regiment was decimated both at Morhange and Eparges. The other day he retired with his staff to an isolated village behind the lines to rest. It was a spot the German heavy artillery had neglected, although it was'in range. The chances were that he would pass his days of rest there in security. On the evening of his arri val there the Germans remembered that there was such a village and be gan to bombard it. The last shell they fired fell in the very centre of the mess room. The four officers around him escaped with ...
SOLDIERS' GOOD SPIRITS SURVIVE ALL TRIALS. Cheery Optimism Persists Despite Wounds and Thirst and Hardships of March. Men Sing and Joke Although They May Be Dirt Covered and Exhausted. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 4 September 1915
SOLDIERS' GOOD SPIRITS SURVIVE ALL TRIALS. Cheery Optimism Persists Despite Wounds and Thirst and Hardships of March. Men Sing and Joke Although They May Be Dirt Covered and Exhausted. British Headquarters, in Prance. The more one sees of the British army in the field the more is one im pressed by its cheery optimism and good spirits. It works and plays with the same good-humored zest; nothing can dishearten it. See that battalion marching past to the trenches? All the men are sing ing. See that other returning, tired and dirty? They, too, are singing. Until the gas poisoners began their work it was an army that regarded the foe facing it impersonally. Killing was the business in hand, but killing without malice. Now the. business of killing is full of /bitterness'. Yet even the menace of the new death has not choked the spirit of cheerfuluess. Men take their turn in the gas zone with a grim resolve to swell the enemy's casualty list with their own, but they can jest even when they ...