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Alleged Conspiracy to Defraud. STRONG STATEMENT BY THE CROWN. CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY UPHELD. DEPOSITIONS IN CIVIL ACTION. ADMITTED AS EVIDENCE. Accused Committed for Trial. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
Alleged Conspiracy to Defraud. STRONG STATEMENT BY THE CROWN. CHARGE oTSlRACY UPHELD. DEPOSITIONS IN CIVIL ACTION. ADMITTED AS EVIDENCE. Accused Committed for Trial. At the Quambatook Court of Petty Sessions on Tuesday, before the P.M. (Mr J. F. Pennefatlier), and Messrs J. Mann and IS. Adani thwaite, J.'s.P., Stanley Fredrick I Hickman Dorman, Walter Henry Fox and John George Day were charged with :— ''Defendants, on or afruit ! * August 9, 1911, near Dur ham Ox, did unlawfully conspire, combine, con federate, and agree to gether by divers false pre tences and fraudulent and artful devices, to defraud William Henry Penno by falsely pretending that the highest price obtainable for' certain laud, the pro perty of the said William Henry Penno, was L3 2s 6d per acre, and thereby did induce the said William Henry Penno to accept the sum of L3 2s 6d per acre for the said land." Stanley Frederick Hickman Dor man, John George Day, Walter Henry Fox, and Robert Parsons were also charged with...
"I Am Satisfied." OPINION OF LLOYD GEORGE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
" 1 Am Satisfied." . ? OPINION OF LLOYD GEORGE. In the course of an interview Mr. D. Lloyd George (Minister or Muni tions) said to a representative of the "Secolo":—"I am satisfied with what we are doing. Wo have 2500 factor ies, employing 1,500,000 men and 250,000 women. We are satisfying not only the requirements of our ,oivn army, but supplying the Allies, parti cularly Russia. French journalists have inspected our factories, and the Russians and Italians will inspect them shortly. I am perfectly confi dent of victory, becauso the Allies are at last taking counsel together. France, Russia and Italy have reor ganised their armies, and we have 3,000,000 under arms, and by the spring wo will have 1,000,000 more." Asked as to t'.io possibility of the war ending in a military deadlock, he said: "That will not bo the end. The victory must bo real and final. The pressure on the enemy is becoming greater. They are spreading tl^eir frontiers temporarily, but weakening militarily; hence th...
Church Services.—Feb. 20. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
Church Services.—Feb. 20. Catholic Church.—Boort late. Mar mal early. Church of England.—Boort 11 am. (H.c.) and7.3u p.m. Catumnal 3 pm. Presbyterian Church.—Boort 11 a.m. (H.C.) Durham Ox 3 p.m. (H.C.) Pyramid Hill 7.30 p.m.—l&lt;ev. E. Eld ridge. Church of Christ.—Boort. 11 a.m. ; 2.30 p.m., Bible Class ;7.30p.m , Gospel Service. Methodist Church.—Boort 11, Mr M'Laren ; and 730, Mr Wingfield Catumnal 3 and 7.30, Rev. H. Richard | son. Yando 3, Mr M'Luren. Lake Marmal3, Mr Hosking. Minmindie 11, Rev. H. Richardson. Meetings during the week—Prayer, Monday ; Choir Practice, Wednesday ; Endeavor, Thursday. All at 8 o'clock.)
Ladies' Letter. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
Ladies' Letter. A boom in marriages is one of the results of Lord Derby's enlistment n scheme in England. On a recent Sun day at Yarmouth parish church the |, banns of no fewer than 47 couples ^ were called. This matrimonial rush f is attributed to a mistaken belief on j, tho part of many of the bridegrooms that under Lord Derby's recruiting schome they would be passed into tho married groups. In many parishes in tho North of England tho number of marriages beats all records. I Tho Christmas "billies" evidently gave much pleasuro to our soldiers, judging by the letters and post-cards , of Uiank9 that are arriving. Some folks aro rather nonplussed when they learn that their "billy" was given to a man in Cairo, Heliopolis and such ; towns, where there are good shops and tho means of purchasing things they may need. Tho contents of the "bil lies" were chosen as likely to be use ful to men in the trenches, cut off from all comforts and most necessi ties, and were not quite appropriate t...
An Anzac's Farewell [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
An Anzac's Farewell 1 I am biddin' good-bye ter ver „a mate, "' ° Now ther night is a-ciosin' arou^ An' I reckon' ye •-■ars what , mate, **!■ Tho' yer body lie3 Under ground. 0!r Now ther order 'as come ! mu,.t . mate, =°' Since a solger allnrs resign,. But, oh, there's a lump !n mo'tw. lad, roat When I think I must ir.avp . bo'ind. "r •Tis a year since starts a,.. mate, a At the call of ther i.ucle am] dru An* now you're aslet-p in their scnlh' mate, Far away from tiior wattle -r' gum. lue You was great on upholdln' the Right, mate. And mostly for fichtm' inclined Lord, that pair, is so bis in me"h'rt mate, When I think I must leave 7,, b'hind. m We 'ave fought In ther cold an' th=r 'eat, mate, An' we've slop' in ther fog and ther rain; We've shared when ther tucker low, mate, An' tucked no each other in We've stuck to ther ground what ■ took, mate, When the bay-nets an' smoke drov us blind; We've bin chums since we mated school, lad Just to think I must leave b'hind. I 'ave marked...
"Yonder Grass." [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
" Yonder fGrass." This world is full of 'yonder grass," says Farmer Watts to me; 'W hen I'm a-jiiotvins in the field,! grass close bv," says he, Ts short and thin atid full of wests; but over yonder, why, It looks to utt? as if the grass Is thick and smooth and high. But goodness me.' th.it ain't the case, for, when I mow to where Tiio grass I saw from far away locirf all so smooth a.v! fair, I find it's just as short and tils, fc fact, of smaller worth; And that's th" it seems to : ' with all the thins? on earth. " 'Bout every day you'll hear sons man complain:!*' of his lot, And tellin", if he'd had a chattce !& other people, what He might have beeti! He'd liaS a know how lie can ever win When all the trass that comes his way is all so short and tiia. But over in the neighbors' fields. he can plainly see That they're in clover quite knee-deW and sweet as s-.u-et can be! At times it's hard to tell if thfe5 are made of £o!d or brass; Some men can't see then distaa: fields ar...
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, February 17. FACT and COMMENT. A Wedderburn Call. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
NORTON DISTRICT STANDARD with which is incorporated the Boort Standard. Korong Vale Lance, and Quam batook Herald. Interesting reading matter will be found on our sixth page. Thursday, Febiuary 17. FACT and COMMENT. A Woddorburn Call. Mr Oswald Jones, who was licensed by the Bendigo Presbytery on February 8 and who has accepted a call to Wed d'erburn, will be duly ordained and in ducted atWedderburn on March 8. The Rev J N. Melville, of Charlton, will preside, the Rev E. Eldridge. of Boort, will preach, and the Kev F. A. Hage nauer, of CasUemaine, will address the minister and congregation. ■ proubytcrlon Church. \ Harvest Festival' Services are to be ! conducted by Rov E. Eldridge, in Boort j and Durham Ox Churches, on March 5. ! Special hymns and anthems will be ren dered at Boort by an augmented choir. | I under the direction of the minister, with Miss Odgeis as church organist, | I and special thanksgiving offertories ; will be taken up in both churches. j j Distribution of Priz...
CORPORAL J. P. RYAN [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
CORPORAL J. P. RYAN writer, from the Hospital ship Ox ford Shire, under date Dec. 15, as follows:--Just a few lines hoping to find all well at home which is not exactly the case with me at present but it wo'lit he long before I will he on my feet again and going strong. I am too well treated to feel miserable, for the attention of the A.M.C., which I am receiving, is unequalled. It is an Knglish staff on a hospital ship and one could not have better attention or treateinent ; they all understand their work and do it. I am suffer ing from the effects of a burying which I received from a shell while ill the trenche-, but theie is nothing serious, just my back hurt a bit. There was about 3ft, of earth over :ne. My poor mate at one side of in.1 was killed outright and one on the other severely wounded, so I was lucky in a sense. When I •.vent to the I,.A. FA I. another incident took place. I had a ligh ted cigarette in my mouth which a bullet took away. My name was on that cigarette 1 t...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
Public Notioes. WE DO MOT HUSTLE OVER FILLINGS Treating a tooth that has to be filled is an operation demanding great carc and patience. Unless the cavity is thoroughly cleansed, all the decayed dentine removed, the chances are that it will abscess and be lost for ever. Tooth treatment takes time. Until we are absolutely certain that the cavity is " right," we do not begin filling. Then our expert knowledge operates. That is the reason why a Coventry Filling never gives troublo —never falls cut—and lasts as long as Ihc tooth itself. Let us Examine Your Teeth—it will certainly Pay You. C. W. COVENTRY, R.D.S., Surgeon Dentist. Permanent Surgery at Wycheproof. WILL VISIT BOOKT EVERY f-ALE DAY, And may be Consulted at Clcir.uHs' Railway Terminus Hotel from 11 a.m. "THE NORTHERN DISTRICT STANDARD." Subscription Rates (if paid in advance):—Quarterly, 3s; Half yearly, 6s ; Yearly, 12s. If booked and posted :—Quarterly. 3s 6d Half-yearly, 7s ; Yearly, 14s. If You are not a Subscriber, Enrol...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
Public Notice. r i LaE2 m jo mmi a Boys/ Youths^ and Men's Drapery, Boots, Clothing, Groceries, Timber, etc. Js now being shown at Very Right Prices. The value of our Goods is unsurpassable outside Melbourne. We trust the public of Korong Vale will spend their money locally, where they can inspect before purchasing. J. R. GREIG, Korong Vale. BORUNG STORE. O. T. WILLS' Spring Fashion Show, *9&lt;5 New Dress Materials : French and English Serges in navy stripes and new checks. Plain and Fancy Habit Cloth in single dress lengths. A great variety French Flannel, Silk, Muslin, and Voil Blouses. Ladies Sports Coat. Ladies ready to wear Hats. Manchester Department. Flannels, Blankets, Calicoes, Travelling Hugs, Towels, etc. All at before war Prices. An early inspection invited. Grocery Deparment, etc. Is under the management of Mr Rupe Wills and customers will receive every attention. A large and well assorted stock of Ironmongery, Timber, Groceries, etc. and every class of goods r...
THE AUSTRALIAN. ("The bravest thing God ever made." —A British Officer's Opinion). [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
THE AUSTRALIAN. ' ("The bravest thing God ever made." —A British Officer's Opinion). The skies that arched his land were blue, His bush-born winds were warm and sweet, And yot from earliest hours ho knew The tides of victory and defeat; From fierce floods thundering at his birth, From red droughts ravening while ho played, He learned to fear no foes on earth— "The bravest thing God ever made!" Tho bugles of tho Motherland Hang ceaselessly across the sea, To call him and his lean brown band To shape Imperial destiny; He wont, by youth's grave purpose willed, Tho goal unknown, the cost uu weiglied, Tho promise of Ills blood fulfilled— "Tho bravest thing God ever made!" We know—it is our deathless pride! The Bpleudor o' his first fierce blow; How, reckless, glorious, undented, Ho stormed thoso steel-lined cliffs we know! And none who saw him scale the height Behind him reeking bayonet-blade Would rob him of his title-right— "Tho bravest thing God ever made!" Bravest, where half the wor...
FAME'S A BUBBLE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
FAME'S A BUBBLE. Man longs for fame at any price, If It's but for o day, for one brief hour to cut some Ice, and then to fade away. Where are tiio great celebrities who flourished yester-year? Their fame was borne on every breeze In either hemisphere. Then In the limolight were they all, and honor crowned their names; wo hung their pictures on the wall, In large and gilded frames. But for their pictures we've no use, since all their glory flew; oh, what's become of Captain Loose and whore's I-Took-a-Shoe? To-day with pride man's bosom thrills, next week hlB name Is Sox; or, where 1b Beeoham now, whose pills were worth flvo bones a box? To-day the widely touted chap all self-complacent grins; to-morrow •ho Is off tho map—and where is John nie Binns? Man takes an ase and kills a friend, and goes upon the stage; he thinks his fame will never end— he'll always bo tho rage; then same one takes a gun and kills some six or eight or ten; tho first man's name goes off tho bills, and no'er co...
UNCLE SAM. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
UNCLE SAM. Wlien ho heers of a liner blowed up on tlio sea, Ho gits mud as a hornet, he does, yos, elr-ree! An' he" cables acrost—"Wuz thar Yan kees aboard? By jimlny! If so, glmmo Bunker Hill's Sword! But in course, If thar warn't, it's naw thin' tu mo, I'm a jesstice of peace, an' for noo trallteo; I'm tew proud fer tu fight for olo pap era an' scraps, Tlio' I mebbo hev signed 'em—gold darn 'em—perhaps!" —"Toronto World." "What aro you doing for the sol diers, Maude?" "I am collecting cast-off automobiles to distribute among the returned in valids." In the rear of the British lines a concert was being given for the en tertainment of tho soldiers. Among the contributors was a soldier who purported to bo a piper, but whose per formances inevitably invited a chal lenge. Ho waa vigorously hooted by a section of the audience, and amidst tho din a raucous voico rang out, "Send that fool away!" Tho un kind aspersion, coupled with the vio lence of the language, moved one of tho army chapl...
The Awful Hun. THROWS CHILD FROM TRAIN. It is the "London Mail" that tells this horrid story:— [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
The Awful Hun. THROWS CHILD FROM TRAIN. It is the "London Mail" that telle> Uiia horrid Btory:— An English lady, who had a baby in. Berlin not long ago, was after wards allowed to return with It to England. In the railway carriage en route with her and the infant were some German private soldiers. _ The little thing began 10 cry. The sol diers • told the lady that if the child didn't leave off crying they would make it their business that it did. The baby continued to cry, whereupon a drunken soldier flung it out of the window. When the distracted mother tried to report the man at the next railway station the soldiers all de clared the story was untrue, and that she was only a vernickte Eng landelm (a mad Englishwoman). Don't interrupt a man when he Is telling you his troubles. If you do, he 'will start over again at the beginning.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
The German Dope. PILLS TO MAKE THEM "BRAVE." Much amusement has been caused (says a Petrograd correspondent) by the announcement made from time to time to the effect that the Austro German soldiers are compelled by their superior officers to swallow pills to induce bravery. These pills, -4t was stated, have the quality of ap peasing hunger, but this is not the case. They are prepared from drugs which liave an exciting effect 06 the human organisation. Those who swal low the pills feel slightly intoxicated, but the sensation of cheerfulness soon departs, and there Is a reaction. Peo ple accustomed to take doses of cocaine state that the action of the pills resembles that of the drug. Two pills are given out to each man daily.
Not One Strike. THE SPIRIT OF FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
Not One Strike. THE SPIRIT OF FRANCE. M. Albert Thomas, tho French Minister for Munitions, before leaving England for France, addressed a meet ing of the British Labor leaders at the office of tho Ministry for Muni tions In mail week. M. Thomas said tho first result of the war was to take most of tho younger men and the strongest mus cle and trains from tho workshops. Everything was stopped, or nearly everything, for a tew weeks. The men had to serve their country as soldiers under a military system which they had so very often de nounced in their meetings. A few weeks after they became soldiers— about the time of the battle of the Marne—new interests became con spicuous. Industrial needs sucih. as had never been dreamed of came to light for the first time. Enormous quantities of supply were found to ho necessary, though even then no body thought how great that demand would be. It was found necessary to bring back n great many men from the army to the shop, although they considered ...
From Various Sources. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 17 February 1916
From Various Sources. It Is characteristic of young men to bellovo that nil women are angels. It is also characteristic of young men not to go to church. A tired looking woman, her husband and family of small children, had evi dently made up their minds to tako a little outing. A heavy rain storm broke out, and women in whito dresses looked as if they were plain marble statues. The working woman I men tion had a very largo artificial red roso in her best hat. Most of tho dye had run out, and she was literally splashed with red—streams of it, from face to waist. She looked intensely wretched. Most women laughed hear tily at her—she was poor, you see, and had no right to an outing, anyhow, and how absurd it is to wear a big red roso will be obvious to any 20-year-old typiste in velvet shoes with whito tops and skin pink stockings to match. But tho most boisterous merriment came from two real ladies (Heal Ladles, you know), who, on a day of tropical heat, were both wearing "Alas, poor ...