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Skipton News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 2 October 1915
Skipton News. The Progress Association have decided to bring under the notice of the Hamp den Shire Council the bad state of the Recreation Reserve fencing, and to ask that the police be instructed to prosecute drivers fonnd damaging the channelling in the township. Platelaying ou the new railway line has now reached the township, and the ballast trains are not far behind. The reservoir excavation work has been inter fered with by the recent heavy rain, a ! large quantity of water having to be i pumped out. It is expected that it will • be possible for wool and stock to be hauled early in November. j Mr Tbos. Cleveland has been appoin- i ted caretaker and libarian of the Me- j chanics' Institute. |
Linton-Skipton Railway. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 2 October 1915
The Linton to Skipton Railway Con struction Trust met at Skipton on Mon day. Thera were present Grs D. S. Oman, M.L.A. (in the chair), Jno. Clarke, A. R. Slater, J. L. Carstairs, ; L. Lewis, and A. C. Roddis, An j apology was received from Or T. Ken ! nedy. | CORRESPONDENCE. From A. H. Green, shire valuer, Camperdown, asking for information with regard to land taken for railway purposes in theSbire of Hampden.—In formation supplied. From F. R. Coldham, Trust solicitor, in regard to the area taken from A. Perry for railway purposes.—Referred to secretary. From Robt. Cochrane, complaining that owing to filling and fencing by the Railway Construction Branch, he has no access to his block of land at Linton, and asking for compensation, or that an an approach be made.—Deferred for consideration. The following offers were received for the purchase of Skipton allotments :— H. Trainer, £49 Is 8d for Elder's ; Geo. Wilson, £25 for Wilson's ; Jas. M. Wilkie, £65 for J. M. Wilkie's.—Ac cepted,...
District Mining. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 2 October 1915
District Mining. A gloomy condition of affairs was placed before shareholders in the Scars dale Company at the half-yearly meet ing held at Mr J. H. Dill's office on 27th inst. Mr P. R. Sutherland, chair man of directors, presided. In moving the adoption of the report and balance sheet, the Chairman said he rose with some sadness to address them. Unfor tunately the company had had a disas trous career. The mine had not proved payable. During the term they had crushed 4880 tons for 854ozs. 17dwt. or an average return of about 15 or 16s per ton, which meant a loss of £2000. I There was, therefore, no inducement to carry on. Of the original 80,000 shares, only"7350 were now alive, and their lia bilities were £650. He was gratified to know the assets would enable them to pay 20s in the £1 and give a small devi dend to shareholders. He trusted other ( ventures would have a more successful future. Messrs P. R. Sutherland, W. T. Williamson, Geo. Buchanan, N. Davey, and T. P. Moran (directo...
Illabarook News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 2 October 1915
Illabarook News. Owing to the un propitious weather on 1 Sunday the annua] effort in aid of the Ballarat Hospital was postponed. Those who attended, however, partook of after noon tea provided by the ladies, laid out! and attended to by Misses Bentick, Clin ton, and Regan. As the weather cleared somewhat in the evening, it was decided to go on with the coucert. The audience was a large one, and CrD, Poynton pre sided. A very enjoyable programme of songs and duets was given, and Mr T. C. Carey, of Ballarat, delivered a stirring address.^- A vote of thanks was accorded the performers, on the motion of Messrs S. F. Clinton and A. Bentick; and a similar compliment was accorded the chairman, on the motion of Mr Carey. A meeting is to be convened shortly to decide upon a dute for the Hospital Sun day, and arrange for speakers and other details. The fence enclosing the Mechanics'In stitute having passed its usefulness, it •was decided to form a " working bee " to effect repairs, and practi...
Sticking To it. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
Sticking To it. When the Germans finally entered Belgiam a native of Liege made him self obnoxious to one troop by his constant loud ..alk about the brave defence. Finally, the commander summoned him. "Now you've boasted about enough," he said. "We can't listen to you any longer. I'm going to give you your choice: you will be shot, or you will swear allegiance to the Ger man Emperor." Considerably subdued, the offender pondered. "Well," he decided, "I don't want to die, so I guess I'll swear allegiance." And he took the oath. "All right," said the commander, "now you are one of us. You can come and go as you like." The man walked towards the door and was passing out when suddenly he turned. "Say," he exclaimed, "didn't those Belgians give us an aw ful fight!"
Settled Out of Court. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
Settled Out of Court. "Well," said the lawyer, having lis tened carefully to his client's state ment, "you've got about the best case I ever heard. My dear sir, you can't help winning it, whatever court you take it to. I shall be only too glad to assist you in the matter." "Thanks," said the prospective client. "Thanks very much!" Then, grabbing his hat, he made a speedy exit from the office. "What?" axclaimed the astonished lawyer. "Are you going?" "Yes," replied the other. "I'm just going to try to settle this case out of cour,/' "But, my dear sir, why waste money? As I have already told you, that's one of the best cases I've ever heard." "Maybe it is," said the fickle client, as he hastened down the stairs, "but not for me. I told you the other fel low's story." *
Distracting Music. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
Distracting Music. Somebody remarked that many an innocent act hid an ulterior motive. Recently a sturdy man was sitting at the front door trying to talk to a friend. Within the house the piano was going at full speed. "I say, Jim," said the caller, bend ing in order to make himself heard, "is that your daughter playing that piano?" "Yes," replied the . sturdy father, with a covert smile. "Good music, ain't it?" "It certainly is," admitted the call er. "Does she always play so strenu ously as that?" "Oh, no," replied the parent "You see, she has got a young man with her, and she is pounding out that mu sic so as to drown the sound of her mother washin' the dishes."
AMUSING INCIDENTS. The Meter's Record. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
AMUSING INCIDENTS. The Meter's Record. A representative of the Gas De partment called on a householder and intimated that he' was afraid some thing was wrong with the meter., From the official point of view, of course, meters can only show one fault, and the symptom which had cast suspicion on this meter was that it had registered less during the quar ter than in the corresponding part of the previous year. But the lady of the house had a convincing explana tion of the decline. "You see," she said, "my daughter was engaged last winter. She got married in June." The official, who was evidently a parent himself, was quite satisfied, and the meter left the court without a stain, on its high character.
GUNCOTTON AS BAIT. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
GUNCOTTON AS BAIT. A part of the equipment of some cavalrymen just returned to France from a few days' furlough in England is a fishing-rod and several varieties of-' floats. But there are others who prefer to fish for the pot in more sudden and ruthless manner. Their method is very different. They oper ate in those parts of the canals where roach and dace are thought—not al ways with reason—to be numerous. The fiaial attack, as in all modern ag gressive operations, is opened by the expenditure of explosives. But in this case the expenditure is not great, A small wad of guncotton neatly exploded under water is enough to account for all the fish within a considerable radius;, and a few moments after the discharge the undersides of the roach and dace ap pear on the surface. The idea was suggested by the accidental havoc wrought among the fish by a certain Jack Johnson. Whenever you hear a girl refer to a man as an idiot, she is in love with him, and he is in love with some other girl....
THE HOME CIRCLE. SELECTED RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
THE HOME CIRCLE. 1 SELECTED RECIPES. Savory Roly-Poly Pudding.—Now that meat is so dear, this will be lOund a satisfying and economical din ner for the children. Make a plain suet crust with three-quarters of a pound of flour and a quarter of a pound of suet, finely minced; roll it out rath er thin and cover it, first with a layer of finely sliced or minced raw potato, on this put a layer of finely-chopped meat of any kind, with a very small quantity of minced onion and a sea soning of salt and pepper. Wet thd edge all around, roll up, tie in a scald ed and floured cloth,' and iboil for two hours. A Nice Salad.—Two lettuces, one bunch of watercress, half a pound of tomatoes, parsley and shallot, salt, pepper, oil and vinegar. Peel the cu cumber and cut into small blocks, sprinkle over a little salt, drain off any mixture, and shake over /a few drops of good vinegar and a liberal allowance of good salad oil. Toss all lightly to gether. Press the tomatoes through a sieve, and gentiy w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
N'EORALQIC. r*jiL. i m& nearly Drives W bum mi iiiy, bw Clements €«nk OURED HER Herft ia a letter tghieb all women should read, especially thoiQ -who are prose to neuralgic affections, and Who pass Uoura of agony and iil-heaiib through Cfcasa. This letter teila these wotnen m$r* than can be specially written oi the rsliel of Neuralgia by:ClemenU Tonic, nod it wag sent from 411 Clarendon street, SoutJs Melbourne, 8/6H . , CLEMENTS TONIC LTD., • "For the benefit of those wfyo imffer from, Neuralgia ifrshoqUt 'to', toll tfeem'of tny cure. . " 14 !s a fe?r yttii tack I t&at cba1plaintf aad ir lasted:/or the fecit*. p$rt of fiveyearp..- .Many people caid it had become Tronic with rae—that I would never get'iid of-it—and I got, to b jliWe their opinion correct), far doctor^ advice "fiita ' prescriptions did not. hava the- least effect. I uesd numerous othef /msdicinwi eed re* tiiedies, until I t?as despairing of ores getting better. Thie affected ray general healths &a...
Sporting Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
By HOTSPUB. There are big possibilities in the Mel bourne Cup for Uncle Sam, Reputation, St. Carwyne, Kingsburgb, Cetique, and Wallace Isinglass. As a pick from a □umber of good horses, at present I pre fer Wallace Isinglass or Kingsburgb. In the Caulfield Cup, Reputation, William the Silent, and Gyklon are picked in that order until my final deci sion in next week's issue. To-day the V.A.T.C. Spring cam paiga will open with the Guineas pro gramme, and my selections aro :—» Welter—Greek Fire or Nari. Debutadt Stakes—Deneb or Knight Silva. Caulfield Stakes—-Traquette or Cyk lon. 1 Steeplechase—Expiation or Highland Clan. Guineas—Patrobas or Two. Toorak Handicap—Lavendo or Flash of Steel. " It la stated that of the two hundred motor cyclists who were attached to the first British Expeditionary Force, less than 15 per cent, have been killed, wounded, or missing. . Eighty fire per cent, of the men are still serving, and many of tbe original contingent have been promoted to commissions, ...
VON BULOW IN LOVE. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
VON BULOW IN LOVE. ' There is an episode in the career of Von Bulow, the German statesman, which would have ruined a public man in any other country, but which, presumably, was not regarded as very scandalous by the Germans. In 1884, after acting for five years as First Secretary to the Embassy at Paris, Von Bulow suddenly disap peared. Frcfrn Paris it seems he went to Dresden, where he met and fell in love with Countess Doenhoff, the wife of the Prussian Envoy there. The husband of the Countess has been described as stern, dull, prim, acid tall, a man who abominated mu sic, of which the Countess was pas sionately fond. Yon Bulow, too, had a great love of music, and it is pre sumed that this led to the mutual at traction which resulted in an elope ment. Curiously enough, the Countess is an Italian, the daughter of Prince Camporeal3, and an exceptionally pretty and accomplished woman. After the elopement, Count Doenhoff j obtained a divorce, and when the marriage had been further ann...
Pitfield News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
The Stcte school children, under the direction of Mr and Mis A. Uren, b»*ld asoncert on Friday night of last week, which was an undoubted success, the Me chanics' Hall being fully taxed to ^ac commodate the Audience. The items were of exceptional ifrerit, atid were enthusi astically received, and reflected credit on the instructors and the performer#. Mr T. Cunningham made an excellent chairman, Arery enjoyable dance fol lowed the entertainment. Mr and Mrs Uren suppiied'tbe music, and Mr 'J. Spokes acted;aS' M.C. ;
Correspondence. APPBAL FOR HIGHLANDERS. (TO THE EDITOR.) [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
APPBAL FOE HIGHLANDERS. (TO THE EDITOR.) Sir,—I wish to bring under the notice of the Scottish, and other readers of your paper, the appeal made by the Highland Land League for help towards providing for the de pendants of Highland soldiers who have given their lives for the Empire. When this dread ful War broke out, there was such a ready re sponse irom the Highland^ that, the secretary of the Highland League writes, scarcely an able-bodied man is left in many districts, and when u.Lotfdon newspaper offered a mono cent to any village in the United Kingdom that had sent the best percentage of men to the war, it wag. no surprise to find a Highland Tillage coaoing easily first. They went from all parte—Argyll, Sutherland, Black Watch, Camerons, Gordons, Seaforths, Royal Scouts, etc* dien of splendid, physique animated with the spirit; of patriotism, singing as they want }GaeIib Songs'and English choruses. How they fought in the early stage: of the war, and what an invaluable help to t...
DAIRYING. THE THOUSAND-GALLON COW. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
DAIRYING. THE THOUSAND-GALLON COW. The pursuit of the thousand-gallon cow is certainly exhilarating, if it is not always successful, says the "Far mer and Stockbreeder" (England). From the glib way in which one hears those^ prodigies talked of, it might almost be imagined that they can be found on every pasture, and that the deep-milking qualities of British dairy cattle—pedigree and otherwise—were more intimately known to farmers than to those who have vainly sought to buy that par ticular class of stock. In the aggre gate, of course, there are a good few thousand-gallon cows—that is to say, cows which produce 10,2501b. of milk or over in a, year; not during the per iod of lactation, which may be ex tended, according to the^ idiosyncrasy of the animal or the Ttfish of the breeder. Our experience clearly shows that cows of this kind are far from numerous, not so numerous as they will he in future if we aim at a high standard. This we cannot ex pect to achieve by mere haphazard metho...
Mortchup News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
The War Relief Committee, presided over by Cr Lewis, held another success ful social on the 24th nit. Music was supplied gratis by Misses M'Donald, Messrs Ryan and Roddis, whilst Mr D. M'Donafd acted la the capacity of Mas ter of Ceremonies. The sum of £6 lis, •net proceeds of social, was handed over - by the treasurer, Mr O. M'Nulty, to the Mortchup-Cbepstowe Red Cross branch to be forwarded to the Bsllarat Society. Other Red Cross donations, amounting to£3 6s were also forwarded to the same society. The local branch, which was opened three months ago, has now sent away £21 18s in cash, in addition to several donations of clothing.
CHAPTER XXII. The Road of Riches. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
CHAPTER XXII. The Road of Riches. When my doctor first allowed me forth on foot it was fully a week later. . I had driven to Brentford in a" taxi on three occasions to visit Lola, tak ing her fresh flowers, grapes ■ and other dainties. Each time I recog nised a marked improvement in her. I felt certain that every movement of mine was being watched, but nei ther Rayner nor myself could disco ver anyone spying upon us. I had always flattered myself that nobody could keep observation upon me without I detected them, and I cer tainly felt considerable chagrin at | my present helplessness. . Rayner, a shrewd, clever watcher 1 himself, was up to every ruse in the science of keeping observation, and remaining unseen. Yet he also fail ed to discover anyone. | Therefore, one morning I left Car | los-place in a taxi and drove to King's j Cross Station, where I alighted, paid the man, and went on to the1 main I line departure platform. Thence I i passed across to the arrival platform, 1 so as ...
Fatality at Streatham. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
Late on Friday night, 1st inst., an old resident of Streatham named Daniel Brislane, about 60 years of age, left the residence of Mr P. Hogan, the well known motorbus proprieti r, by whom he was occasionally employed, to return home. The night was very stormy, and Brislane was provided with a lantern. He promised to return in the morning, but did not do so. Mr Hogan waited a reasonable time, but as the old man did not turn up, he became alarmed, and went to look for him. He found tha lantern on the bank of the Fiery Creek, and then discovered the body of deceased in very shallow water below. Brislane had evidently fallen on a ledge about 10 feet below1 the bank, and then rolled down into the water. It is probable that the fall stunned or may even have killed the unfortunate man, as there was not sufficient water to drown him ; or he may have died from exposure after being stunned by the fall. Mr J. T. Oman, J.P., held an inquiry, and re turned a verdict of accidental death. Deceased...
The Place of CHAPTER XXI. Explains Lola's Fears. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 October 1915
By WILLIAM LE QUEUX. By Arrangement "with Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd., London & Melbourne. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XXI. Explains Lola's Fears. After leaving- the house in which I had so narrowly escaped death, I. dropped the sergeant at Spring Place station and, with Rayner, drove to Brentford, where, at the hospital, I stood beside Lola's bed. ( She looked a pale, frail, pathetic little figure, clad in e light blue dress ing jacket, and propped up among the pillows. When she recognised me she put forth a slim white hand and smiled a glad welcome. "I have been so very anxious about you, Lola," I said after the nurse had gone. "You know, of course, what happened?" "Yes." she' answered weakly in Fi-ench. "I am so very sorry that you should have fallen into the trap as well as myself, M'sieur Vidal. TIie3r induced me to call there for one purpose—to kill me," she added in English, with her pretty French ac cent. "I fear that is so," was my reply. "But did you not recei...