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Spinning Red Cross Wool At Home. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 13 November 1915
4 From a magaziue packed fall of good things—and that is what the November issue of " Everylady's Journal " actually is—it is difficult to choose the best, but perhaps the palm may be awarded to an illustrated article on wool-spinning by hand. This is the description of a re viral in Australia and New Zealand of an ancient craft that has been brought about by the war. Owing to the tre mendous demand, there has come about a shortage of wool, and one or two women who learnt the art of spinning as girls in far-off days and lands suggested that in the emergeucy we should rever t to the custom of spinning our own wool. There was a flavor of romance in the idea of taking the wool from the sheep's back, carding, spinning, and then working it into socks for the boys in the trenches, and spinning guilds sprang up all over the country. The article in " Every lady's Journal " tells how the movement began, how it progresses, and how any girl or woman may become a spinner. In the same issue of "...
SMYTHESDALE. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 13 November 1915
SMYTHESDALE. A meeting of the Athletic Clnb was held on Tuesday ; Cr M'Menamin pre siding. A programme for the Boxing Day meeting was submitted by the sub committee, and was approved and adopted. The principal events are Shef field Handicap, £7 ; Bicycle Track Race, £3 ; Cycle Road Race, £4 10s ; Pub lican's Parse, £3 ; Underhand wood chop, 16in. logs, £5 10s; high jump, long jump. Several other events are also included. It was resolved to engage a special train, to leave Ballarat to ar rive at Smythesdale in time for the first event. A strong committee is assidu ously working to make the meeting a financial success. Part of the profits will be donated to the Ballarat Hospital and Sick and Wounded fund for re turned Australian soldiers. The quality of the flour at present be ing put on the market is causing both millers and bakers, as also the housewife, a lot of dissatisfaction. The cause of the trouble does not lie with the baker or miller. The quality of the last importa tion of ...
OBITUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 13 November 1915
OBITUARY. A Corindhap correspondent writes:— As time travels on the old identities are gradually passing away. On 23rd Oc tober the remains of one of the oldest residents of the Corindhap district were interred, viz., Mrs Sarah Collins, a resi dent of Newman's Hill, Corindhap, for the past 60 years. The deceased, who was in her 93rd year, left a family of 11 to mourn their Joss. She was highly re spected by all who knew her. She was » very industrious woman, and was always found working in her garden till the last year or two, when her health failed her. The Presbyterian minister, the Rev. Malcolm M'Queen, officiated at the graveside, a large number of mourners being present.
PITFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
PITFIELD. I On Friday evening, 12ih inst., in the Meobanics' Hal', Mr and Mrs H. Taylor and family, who are leaving Pitfisld to reside at Crowlands, were entertained at a farewell social. There was a large camber of friends of the gnests present, and songs, recitations, action song, and patriotic choruses furnished an enjoyable programme. During the interval the chairman. Cr D. Poynton, presented the guests with a purse of sovereigns, the gift of Pitfield and district citizens, and spoke in eulogistic terms of their good qualities. The following gentlemen also spoke:—Messrs R. C. Wood, E. Hin son, S. Clinton, A. T. Hoare, J. Ronchi, F. Hocking, E. Speary, A. E. Ebbels, R. Rush, W. Milne, W. Poynton, J. Troason, and A.: J. TJren. Mesdames A. J. Uren and F. Hocking left no stone unturned to make the social a success. The function terminated with singing the National Anthem and " Auld Lang Syne." On behalf of the Sunday school children Mrs J. Wasley presented Mr H. Taylor with a silver...
DAIRYING. THE YELLOW COLOR IN CREAM AND BUTTER. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
DAIRYING. THE YELLOW COLOR IN CREAM - AND BUTTER. The yellow color in cream and but ter is one of the most variable char acteristics of these two dairy products. White, cream and pale yellow butter are just as natural as yellow cream and rich-colored butter, but the con sumers of aairy products have some how associated a greater value with the better colored products. In popu lar opinion yellow milk is rich milk, and milk lacking in color is thin and inferior! So strong is this belief that butter lacking in yellow color is al most unsaleable. As a: result of this demand most butter makers use a harmless vegetable coloring matter, allowed by the pure food law, during the winter reason when the natural color of the butter is a very light yel low. It has not yet been found pos sible to suppl/ so.easily the public de mand for yellow milk and cream, so the consumer still complains of what he thinks is the thin milk and cream which he gets at certain times of the year, particularly during...
WHAT IS A POUND? [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
WHAT IS A POUND? j It is interesting to recall just now ; when we are all bemg invited to turn our sovereigns into soldiers that it is less than a hundred years since the gold coin known as the sovereign was , declared to be of the value of twenty shillings. The proclamation declaring ; this to be its price current was issued on July 5, 1817. In 1849 pieces in value of twenty shillings, "to be called the sovereign," were ordered to be coined out of a pound of gold, but by 1550 they were passed as of the value of twenty-four shillings, and by 1552 , they, were passed as being of the value i of thirty shillings. By the Coinage ! Act of- 1870 the weight of the sover eign was fixed at 123.27447 grains troy.
BIG ZEPPELINS. Carry Motors of 450 Horse-Power. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
BIG ZEPPELINS. ! Carry Motors of 450 Horse-Power Built, as are all Zeppelins, with a rigid framework of reinforced alu minium, it has eighteen "napkin-ring" sections, each containing a gas-tight bag—a total gas capacity of 681,600 cubic feet. Over the framework is stretched a heavy cloth covering which is impervious to rain or snow. | Upper and lower decks furnish sur ■ faces that serve the same purpose as j do the wings of an aeroplane when it ! is desired to drive to a higher or lower air level. The individual gas-bags are not fully inflated before the ship starts on a voyage. Slack is left to accom modate the expansion of the gas in the upper air. Safety-valves with in dicators on the pilot's desk make it almost impossible for any one of the gas-bags to explode, but six of them might come to grief at one time with out endangering the airship, so great is the sustaining powrer . resulting from speed. The Viktoria Luise is just short of 48 feet in length, and has a breadth of 46 fe...
Addition to the House. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
Addition to the House. Mr. Wilkerson, the architect, had been invited down to the Clarks' to display the plans of Clark's new house to some guests. "Here is the front elevation," ex plained the architect, as he laid the plans on the library table for the in spection of the visitors, "with the out side window and the circular gallery; this is the east elevation, showing the tower." After various comments had been made by the guests, little Arthur, agco seven, who was enormously interest ed in the new nouse, cried— "And where are the two mortgages father said he was going to put on?" "Casey," said Pat, "how do yez tell th' age of a fowl?" "Oi can always tell by the teeth,"" said Casey. "By the teeth!" exclaimed Pat. "But a fowl has no teeth." "No," admitted Casey, ."hut Ox have." A prominent man was chaffing a certain town councillor the other day about the doings of the council, and said, "I'd sooner put up as a candidate for a lunatic asylum than put lip for the town council." "Well...
KIPLING'S MAGIC BANK ACCOUNT [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
KIPLING'S MAGIC BANK ACCOUNT The present national crusade in ' favor of thrift recalls an amusing story about Mr. Rudyard Kipling. j At one time the famous author al ways used to pay his bills, no matter how small they happened to be, by cheque. After a while, he discovered to his amazement that his banking account showed a much bigger bal ance than the counterfoils of his cheque-hook warranted, in fact, al though he was drawing cheques for small amounts almost daily, his money at the bank did not seem to dwindle in the least. For a long time he was at a loss to account for this astonishing fact, un til one day, happening to visit an office where the principal was an en thusiastic autograph-collector, he saw .one of his own cheques framed asid hanging on the wall. Then it was that the mystery was solved. It appeared that the local shopkeepers found that they could get more for Kipling's . cheques by selling them to autograph-hunters than they could by cashing them at the bank, and t...
POCKET TELEPHONES. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
POCKET TELEPHONES. It is possible that with the aid of an entirely new device, invented by a Dutch scientist, the telephone connec j tion of the future will be merely a | tiny hole in the wall, not larger than i the diameter of a pencil in size, while the receiver and transmitter will be carried in one's pocket; for in the new invention they are not larger than a watch. The thermaphone, as its inventor has named it, is much more sensitive than the usual telephone receiver, so that messages can be heard very much move clearly. A cross-continent telephone message, with perfect re lays, can be heard as easily with a thermaphone as though .the speaker were in the next room. Moreover, it is much more silent. No one can hear the message except the person receiving it. The transmitter is so sensitive, also, that there is no need to speak loudly. The lower the voice the more clearly can it be heard. This would enable several telephones to be in use at the same time in a business office with...
"A GOOD THING." A TALE OF THE EARLY MELBOURNE TURF. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
"A GOOD THING." A TALE OF THE EARLY MELBOURNE TURF. The favorite, after looking like a "stone moral," had been soundly trounced by the 20 to 1 chance, and 1 we punters were sitting disconsolate ly in the race train and being whirl- J ed penniless to the city. "Well, who'd 'ave thought it?" growled Smith, memory running sourly to our defeated moke. "It did look a good thing. I'd have staked my life on it." "Sd'davi," quoth Johnson laconi cally. "Me, too," recorded Blimey, with true turfy brevity. "Which proves you are all a lotter fools," snapped out a battered faced sport in the corner. "Oh, it does, does it, ole cock?" re- j torted Smith, who had a few in and was distinctly fighta'ble. "Pity we aren't all as wise as you." "Doan get yer 'air orf, sonny," re sponded the venerable one, laughing good-humoredly. "I've bin. as big a fool as you, an' p'r'aps bigger. So I know." "You've never 'ad sich a good 'un drummed yer as this," persisted Johnson, whose sundry long beers had rendered ...
SIDNEY, MY SILKWORM [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
SIDNEY, MY SILKWORM By Ashley Sterne. He first entered my household as a young and innocent egg. Of course, he had no namei then. He was just an anonymous egg, and it seemed stu pid to call a mere egg anything; though, upon occasion, I had previous ly called our breakfast eggs by pro fane titles. His name was given him the day he was born. This happened quite unexpectedly. I left the egg as usual one night, safely reposing upon a piece of blotting paper in a match box. The next morning it had hatched and my one ewe-silkworm was crawl ing about the box raising frantic cries for nourishment. I decided to call him Sidney. I don't exactly know why I chose the name of Sidney; probably for the sake of euphony. Then, the christening over, I at once went out and bought him a lettuce. I also contemplated buying him a silver christening mug since he was my god-silkworm, but I fortunate ly remembered that Sidney's life must perforce be a drinkless one; that to oiler him liquid refreshment woul...
FUTILE PHILOSOPHY. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
FUTILE PHILOSOPHY. By Ashley Sterne. While I was writing to you some time ago on the subject of what to do -with pessimists I could not help thinking of the man who got full marks for pessimism every time- 1 refer to the German philosopher Schopenhauer. .To show you how pessimistic he was I need only state that tlie gloomiest funeral you can possibly imagine would be a raHiok ing picnic compared to a day spent in Schopenhauer's society. I This will naturally cause you to wonder why a man of pessimistic I tendencies voluntarily chooses the profession of philosopher when there are so many far more engaging pur suits that would tend to cheer him up a bit. You cannot conceive a youth just leaving school imploring his father that he may be allowed to ! spend the remainder of his life shut up in the boot-cupboard under the staircase while he contemplates upon whether or not time and space really • exist. You would naturally conclude that, • even if his request were granted, the embryo phi...
Qualified Verdict. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
Qualified Verdict. An American officer who has seen service in the Philippines gives the following illustration of Filipino ju dicial acumen. "An American came home one day just in time to see a thief in the act of climbing out of the window with the better part of the American's wardrobe. He gave chase so earnest ly that the thief was finally obliged to drop the clothing so that he might run the faster. He soon disappeared from sight. The American gathered up his belongings. Just then along came a native policeman, who proceeded to put the American under arrest, since he seemed to he acting in a suspicious manner. "To the local magistrate, before whom he was haled; the American told his story, very plainly and em phatically. When he had concluded, the Filipino judge said: 'You are dis missed, but you may leave your clothes here.' " 'Why?' demanded the American. " 'For this reason,' answered the magistrate, with the air of a sage, 'that it is still uncertain whether you speak the tr...
Her Mistake. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
Her Mistake. A young married woman made for dinner a hash which did not look at all appetising. "I am afraid," she said to her husband, "that- I've left something out, and that it is not very good." The husband tried it. "There's no thing you could leave out that would make a hash taste like that," he said; "it's something you've put in.'' "I have a fishing boat and a chauf feur that are both in the same class." "How do you mean?" "I am always balling them out."
There's a Reason. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
There's a Reason. Young Adolphus de Milyuns was out driving his own car. He was a scorch er and believed in gojng straight ahead. It was in the heart of York shire. Suddenly a terrific clucking under the wheels told him some accident had happened. He pulled up and glanced back. Two fowls lay dead in his track, while another two were flee ing, screeching, back to home and safety. "That'll be fourteen shillings, pleaso," remarked a burly man in cor duroys, who appeared on the scene promptly; "that's three-and-sixpence apiece for the four." "Four!" gasped Adolphus. "But I only killed two." "That's right," agreed the fowls' owner; "but them other two will j never lay a blessed egg after this." "I'm sorry," said the motorist, as he handed over the money. "Due to j the fright, I suppose?" The countryman shook his head as he slammed the silver into his pocket. "Partly fright," he agreed slowly, "but mainly, I reckon, it's because they ain't hens!"
HER! Columns of Bright and Interesting Little Articles About Woman and Her Ways. The Bone of Contention. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
HER! ' Columns of Bright and Interesting Little Articles About Woman and Her Ways. The Bone of Contention. The Biblical story of the origin of woman amuses scientists, and an noys women. The scientists declare that the Book of Genesis was writ ten by- a poet, out of his own imagin ation, thousands of years after the world came into existence; and wo men, who have little respect for ' science in the ordinary way, entirely approve of the theory that they were evolved. It is so much more gratify ing to their pride than Moses* theory that the original woman was fashion ed out of a man's rib. A rib is a bone, and the; rib of Adam which is said to have become Eve has always been a bone of contention with wo 1 men—especially with women of an independent turn of mind, how can they be superior to man, they ask themselves, if they are only an in ferior portion of him? And how can they be independent of man_if they ' owe their very existence to him? There is, of course, always the argu ment th...
Putting Her Foot In it. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
Putting Her Foot In it. We have all met people whose, pride in their own possessions is so great tha£ they can see no charms in those of others. A young botanist was showing a party of ladies and gentlemen through a conservatory, and explaining to them the properties of some of the choicest plants. Among the visitors was a would-be young-looking, middle-aged lady who, at every description, volunteered the statement that the plants and flowers she had at home were quite equal to anything exhibited here, or, indeed, anywhere. Just as they were passing a giant cactus she was heard to exclaim: "Well, this is nothing extraordinary.. I have a cactus at home that is still larger. I planted it and reared it my self." "Reared it yourself?" the professor gently observed. "How remarkable! This specimen is sixty-three years old, and if yours is still larger *' The lady did not stay to hear any more, but executed a strategic move ment to the rear.
THE Grenville Standard, PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Printed and published by LINONEL SPARROW, sole Proprietor, at the office of the "Grenville Standard" newspaper, Clyde street, Linton, in the State of Victoria. Registered at the General Post Office, Melbourne, for transmission as a newspaper. SATURDAY, NOV. 20, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
| PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Printed and published by LiONBli SPARROW, sole Proprietor, at the office of the" "Q-renvilie Standard" newspaper, Clyde street, Linton, in the State of Victoria. Registered at the General Post Office, Melbourne, for transmission as a newspaper. SATURDAY, NOV. 20, 1915. A musical and dramatic entertainment will be held at the Parish Hall, Linton, on Tuesday evening under the direction oE Mr W. H. Chandler, to celebrate the reopening oE the hall, which has .recently been very nicely renovated and decorated inside. The programme will be given by a talented Ballarat company, and ought to provide a couple of hours' real enjoy meut. Tickets are 2s and Is., and the doors open at 7.30 p.m. A five-roomed wooden cottage in Sus sex street, Linton, is advertised for sale, Priee^ £35. Apply this office, &lt;wi>^ • - - ... To-day (Saturday) the Old Linton ians' Reunion will be held on the recrea tion reserve, and with favorable weather a very pleasant aftern...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 20 November 1915
of in feioo HAH OF RECEIPTS AND EMMIE EOS THE YEAR MG 30th 1915. RECEIPTS. To General Rates, Current „ Arrears of Rates „ Interest on Rates „ Linton Recreation Reserve „ Berringa Pan Fees ... .. „ Dog Registration Fees „ Water Charges „ Fox Bonus ... „ Licenses_ „ Weighbridge Fees „ .Government Endowment Special Grants „ Shire Pound Fees „ Pound Trust A/c-Surplus Sales Unused Roads and Water Frontages „ Ballarat Shire—Joint Works „ Leigh Shire—Joint Works „ Contractors' Deposits Forfeited Deposits ... „ Wire Netting Instalments and . Interest... ... "Miscellaneous Receipts— - Hire of Hall -..£6 7 Rent Flagstaff Reserve 4 1 Fines ... 14 18 ' -Sale of Fox Skins ... 18 . -Damagfe to Roads ... 25 0 ' Sent Engineer's Resi dence ... ... 22 10 ■ SaloofToxa ... 112 Sale of Timber, etc. 3 19 Bank Gverdraf tas per Pass Book, 30/9/15 £650 . 6 0 Outstanding Cheique3 14 18 , 9 Totals. £2778 26 8 ' 2 141 117 109 5 369 35 560 150 2 3 ;19 9 14 -6 13 1 .9 6 0 8 5 0 3 0 5 6 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 7 12 9 2...