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NEXT DOOR. CHAPITER I. Coming of Age. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
NEXT DOOR. By FERGUS HUME, Author of "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab," "The Yellow Holly," "The Silver Bullet," "The Spider," "Seen in the Shadow," etc. Published by Arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd., Lon. & Melb. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER I. Coming of Age. The guests in Dr. Warton's draw-' ing-room felt at peace with them selves and all their little world. Hav ing just finished a most excellent din ner they were enjoying that hour ot rumination so dear to the repleted animal. Men stood around smiling vaguely; women sat here and there chattering aimlessly, for the.mental powers of both sexes being in abey ance, there was a decided lack of concentration, which resulted in de sultory conversation. In prehistoric times everyone would have been fast asieep to assist digestion; but natur ally the conventionalism of modern days demanded that each guest should keep awake and endeavor to behave agreeably. As instinct was thus at war with training, those pres ent exer...
Silence. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
Silence. "Did you ever see a company of wo men perfectly silent?" "Yes, once. Someone had asked which of those present was the eld est." ' Angelina was quarrelling with her husband's family, who were "up In arms" because she was '"spending all his money." "Good-bye, you silly people," sh® said, patronisingly. "I hope you'll have more sense by the next time I see you." - "I suppose she means that as a partin' shot," said the overworked and underfed eldest sister, who rejoiced in the name of Jemima. ' "Rather a good one; too, I fancy," remarked Angelina, airily. ' "It ought to be," saiti Jemima. "Spe; cially seein' the amount p! money ypu spends on powder." Mr. A,: "This is a very healthy town," Mr. B.: "I must say this town holds the record for health." Mr. A.: "My father died here at eighty-five, and my grandfather died at one hundred and forty." Mr. B.: "One hundred and forty?" Mr. A.: "Hight-street." As a woman was walking along a public street a man looked at and followed her. "W...
POODLES BUYS A SWARM OF BEES. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
POODLES BUYS A SWARM OF BEES. "I have been reading Mr. Asquith's speech on economising in the home, and I believe we'd save money if wo kept bees and made our own honey," said Mr. Poddies, as he laid aside his paper. "That would be perfectly "grand. Can you buy some?"'Mrs. Poddies inquired. "Yes, Anna, I have already bought a swarm, and they will be delivered to-night." "Where will you put them?" she asked. "Under the tree in the backyard, my dear." "Can't you put them in the bicycle shed, Henry? I am afraid they will sting if you put them so close to the house." "Put them, in the bicycle shed," he exclaimed sneeringly. "Well, I'll be quartered. Mrs. Poddies, you are at the head of the class in the bee busi ness. Do you have an idea that we can drive them into the bicycle shed at night and tie them up as you do cows?" "No, I don't think any such thing; but I don't want to be chased into the house every time I step out of doors by a lot of ugly bees," she replied. "This stinging busi...
Of No Account. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
Of No Account. The young man who had been call ing so frequently on Mary at last came to see Mary's iather. There was a little hesitation as the two men met. Finally, he began: "It is a mere formality, I know, this asking for your daughter's hand; but we thought it would be pleasing to you if it were observed." Mary's father stiffened. "And may I inquire," he asked, "who suggested that 'asking my con ent to Mary's' mairia'ge was a mere formality?" '' "Ygs/sir," replied the young man, simply, "It was Mary's njdt^pr." "Papa, what do you call a man who runs a motor-car?" "It depends upon how near he comes to hitting me."
Reopening of Parish Hall. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
The Parish Hall, Linton, having been renovated and decorated in accordance with plans kindly supplied by Mr W. H. Chandler, a concert was held on Tues day evening to celebrate the reopening. Mr Chandler brought up an excellent company of performers from Ballarat, and a splendid entertainment was given. The hall was well filled in spite of the cold snap. The Rev. JR. E. Saunders presided. .The programme opened with a song, '\0houis, Gentlemen," by Mr A. W;..Walker, which made a good im pression. The Misses Seddon sang the duet, " Hark to the Mandoline," very artistically. Mr Lindesay sang "Heroes of the Dardanelles " with the requisite fire, and rosponcUd to arrenoore with "I vr'*ar You Calling Me." Mrs Tunbridge ga-.' so much pleasure .with her recita tion, " Poverty Flat," that an encore was demanded, to which she reponded with auother piece. Corporal Boddington was encored for his clever ragtime per formances, and gave equal pleasure with the additional numbers. Miss Seddon gave a...
Too Late. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
Too Late. Dr. von Stephan, the German Post- j master-General, once took train from ! Konigsberg to enjoy a few days' deer stalking. Arrived at Dirschau, a town near his ■ destination, he stepped into the station telegraph-office to send news of his safety to his wife in Berlin. The official recognised his chief at" once; and with all obsequi-^ ousness began to write down his mes sage. Suddenly the Morse instru ment, used for service telegrams •only, began to work, and very shortly His Excellency pricked up his ears, for he distinguished the particular clicks that represented his own name. A glance at the clerk's face, now deathly pale, induced him to in quire further into the purport of this State telegram, and, when the click ing had ceased, he took up the paper ribbon and read as follows: — "liook out for squalls. Stephan is somewhere on the line., He will be ppking his nose everywhere." The Postmaster-General smiled sar donically, and" then went to the trans mitter and flashed ba...
OBITUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
©BITUARY. ■© . The death oE Miss Ellen Kennedy, daughter of Cr T. Kennedy, of Linton, occurred on Saturday at the residence of her brother-in-law, Yarra street, Geelong. The cause of the young lady's death was ana*mia and shock due to the sudden death of her mother, which occurred two months previously. Widespread sympathy is Felt for her father aud relatives. Miss Kennedy" was noted for her gentle aud home-loving disposition, and will be much missed amongst her large circle of friends. Miss Kennedy was always ready to lend her assistance to any worthy ob ject, and her willingness as a worker was recognised by all. The funeral took place on Monday, a large number following the remains to the Linton Cemetery. The coffin-bearers were three brothers of de ceased—R. J. Kennedy, T. M. Kennedy, and H. J. Kennedy, aud three brothers in-law—Messrs H. O'Beirne, J". Longh nane, and A. Y. M'Donald. The pall bearers were Or Douglas, Cr Blakely, CrPoynton, Messrs M. Martin, A. J. Smith, M. Quinn...
KAISER'S LOSS [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
KAISER'S LOSS Judged from a purely business standpoint, the Kaiser stands to lose a lot- over this little business with" the Allies. For instance, the great War Lord is also a great landlord. He owns some sixty residences in differ ent parts of Germany, and no fewer than ninety private estates. These bring him in about £400,000 a year. Then there is the cost and upkeep of the Imperial yacht, a palatial af fair, for which the Kaiser's loyal sub jects pay. One way and another Germany, judged as a going concern, means about £2,000,000 a year to its overlord. This, by the way, is just about four times the same total of King George's income, and more than forty times that of the French Presi dent.
SCARSDALE. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
Anniversary services in connection with the Scarsdale Methodist Church were celebrated on Sunday last, when the Rev. W. H. Holtham, of Skipton street, Ballarat, preached earnest and appropriate sermons, which wore highly appreciated by the large congregations that assembled on both occasions. On Monday evening the anniversary ser vices were further continued by a con cert which had been arranged by mem bers of the Sunday school staff. A first-class programme was submitted, consisting of action songs, recitations, and dialogues by the junior and senior scholars ; each item being well received and enthusiastically applauded. The Rev. R. L. Reed presided, and delivered a short address on the work of the Church during the past year. On the motion of Mr Hatiield, a hearty vote of thanks was tendered-to all who had in any way assisted in making the anniversary the success it had been. On Tuesday,1 evening a social evening was held, chiefly for the young people. It was well ut attendeq^ an...
£1000 PER SHOT. What Modern Artillery Costs. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
£1000 PER SHOT. What Modern Artiljery Costs. This is a war of artillery. Shells and shrapnel are being used on a scale far in excess of the calculations of the most far-seeing military ex perts of Europe. That is why Kitch ener and French, are asking for more shells, and still more shells; for a gre^-t proportion of the £24 a minute which this war is costing is being blown away by our big guns. To fire a single shot from our big gest guns costs £1000, and some idea of the expenditure of naval firing can be gathered from that fact that one famous battleship could use up rough ly £20,000 worth of ammunition per minute If she worked all her guns at full blast, as she would do if neces sary. And to this huge outlay must be added the cost of the gun, remem bering that the largest weapon has a very short life, and is soon worn out. The most expensive gun we use is the 15in., though other big guns run up heavy ammunition bills. For instance, £75 vanishes in flame and smoke every time a 13....
Carngham Presbyterian Church. FIFTY-FOURTH ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
FIFTY-FOURTH ANNIVEB8ABY. I The fifty-fourth anniversary of the Carnghara Presbyterian Church was celebrated on Sunday by special services in the afternoon and evening, conducted by the Rev. W. Rowlands, of St. John's Church, Ballarat. The services were we'll attended, and the preachers' eloquent and interesting discourses were listened to with marked attention. .Appropriate music was rendered by the choir, which was augmented by several singers from Linton. On Monday .a tea meeting was held in the school room, and despite the wintry weather there was -a very good atten dance, the three tables being crowded several times. A great deal of work most have been done by the ladies to make such a fine display, and the quality of the refreshments left nothing to be desired.. The ladies in charge were most attentive to their guests,-and a most agreeable time was spent in lightening the various dishes, cakestands, &c. The following ladies had charge of the tables :—Mesdames Murray, B...
DO YOUR BIT. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
DO YOUR BIT. Comrades, nobly play the man! don the khaki for a span, Help to swell the ranks of Britain's growing host. Pit your strength 'gainst "Kaiser Bill," he has treated Belgium ill; Help to bring his deeds of "Kultur" home to roost. Think of Belgian mothers', wives', maidens' desecrated lives; All the wanton deeds of horror and of shame. Gird ye quick the sword and gun, • fight until the victory's won And "Kultur's" noosed for deeds too foul to name. If through physical defect from the khaki line you're checked, Help to carry on and do your "bit" at home; Then your duty you'll have done, just the same as with a gun, ■Luckier comrades face the foe in trench, o'er foam. Whate'er the part you play, play it in the British way, And keep the name of Britain clean and bright. Do the best that in you lies and you'il win that greatest prize— The knowledge tha!t you've acted just and right. Keep the hammers on the swing, make the forge and workshop ring; There's an army growing bigger ...
ITALIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
ITALIANS A farewell banquet and social were tendered by the I.O.R. to Tpr. A. Carey, home on final leave. Br. S. Crosth waite, P.C.B., presided, and oyer 50 members and friends sat down to the banquet. A lengthy toast list and an interesting musical programme were sub mitted. The chairman, on behalf of the Lodge and friends, in the coarse of a short speech, presented Tpr. Br. Carey with h pair of field glasses, with the best wishes of all his friends that he would be able to use them, and return safely to his native town. Br. Boyce, on behalf of the Newtown and district social com mittee, presented the guest with a neat gold medal, and asked his mother to pin it on his uniform. Tpr. Carey is the seventh member from the tent to leave for the front. Br. Quick also spoke, and wished Tpr. Carey a safe return. Br. Boyd, P.C.R., of the Hope of Smythes dale, also said he had no doubt that Tpr. Carey would do his share ; every Recha bite who had gone had distinguished himself. After the ban...
POVERTY NO REPROACH. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
POVERTY NO REPROACH. That -wealth alone does not en title its possessor to any special de ference is shown by Miss Wyllie in her book, "Bight Years in Germany." The author says:—1 "The German's indifference to money amounts very nearly to con tempt. I am not speaking only of the aristocracy. The very shopkeepers themselves have the same feeling, qnd it has often amused me during ■ shopping to watch how poverty-strick en Baroness von X. js surrounded by courteous deferential attendants, eager to sell her the sixpenny knick knack she has come to buy, whereas wealthy Frau Rosenkrantz, making her expensive purchases, receives no particular attention. "In Germany you can be poor and live poorly without reproach. You can live in a garret and dress as your means allow, but you will not be judged by your garret aod your shab biness, but by yourself. If you have fin honored name or a spark of gen ius, the doors of the most exclusive circles are opened to you. Talent and birth are the only Da...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
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MORTCHUP. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
MOHTCIHUiP. The monthly meeting of the local Red Cross Society was held on Thursday of last week. A large parcel of made-up goods was made ready Tor despatch to the central depot, and another consign ment of material was distributed among the members! Donations to the amount of £7 13s was received ; also gifts of one dozen toilet soaps,.etc., one scarf, one dozen washers, and two pairs socks. It was decided to render assistance at the forthcoming carnival in Ballamt in aid of the RecTCross Funds.
THE Grenville Standard. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Printed and published by LIONEL SPARROW, solo 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. 27, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
published every saturday. Printed and published by Lionel Sparrow, solo Proprietor, at the office of the "G-renville Standard" . newspaper, Clyde street, Linton, in the State of Victoria. Registered at the General Post Office, Melbourne, for transmission as a newspaper. SATURDAY, NOV. 27, 1915. The monthly meeting of the Grenville Shire Council will be held at the Shire Hall, Linton, on Thursday next? The committee of the Liutou Horti cultural Society met on Monday -night and made arrangements for the Spring wjiich is to be held on Thursday and Friday next at the Parish Hall. The proceeds are in aid of the Australian Sick and Wounded Soldiers' Fund, and all good patriots are expected to attend. Entries will be received on Wednesday night at the Shire Hall. The Art Union in connection with the all Nations Carnival in aid of Carlton Synagogue building fund and public charities will be publicly drawn in Mel bourne on Wednesday, December 29th. The results will be advertised in the press...
THE CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 27 November 1915
THE CONCERT. The hall was crowded in the evening, and a very enjoyable concert, interspersed with interesting speeches, was given. Mr G. G. Bennett, the new president, made an excellent chairman. Cr John Clarke gave some interesting reminiscences, dating from 1854, the year before the Linton gold field was opened up. He was an old colonist, hav ing arrived in 1840 as a little boy. He had seen a great many changes. Mr Clarke then related a bushranging inci dent, describing how he had been stuck up, bound and gagged, by two robbers. This was in 1855, when he was a lad of about 18 years. That lad must have had a good deal of pluck and determina tion, for he freed himself from his bonds several times. The station homestead was also stuck up, his father and mother, and all on the place, to the number of 14, being bound and gagged. Some wero bouud with dog chains, and one was seated on a three-legged pot. Eventu ally the bushrangers became alarmed by the approach of two men, and disguised...