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Call to the Colors! RECRUITS WANTED. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
I w i RECRUITS WANTED. Victoria requires an average of 80 re cruits daily to reinforce Victorians at the front. Minimum height... 5 feet 2 inches Age ... ... 18 to 45 years Chest measurement (fully expanded) ... 33 inches Persona desiring to enlist should, if in the metropolitan area, apply at the recruiting depot at military headquart ers, and if in other localities at the near est town hall, shire hall, drill hall, or re cruiting depot, where arrangements will be made for medical examination. Free railway tickets to the metropolis will be granted after medical examina tion. Rates of Pay per Day. . After Embarkation Before (including Embarkation, deferred pay); Lieutenant ... 18s 6d 21s Sergeant ... 10s . 10s 6d Corporal 9s10s Private ... 5s 63 Separation Allowance..' Separation allowance will be paid to married men who are receiving less than 8s per day* but such allowance will not exceed the amount necessary to make up the difference between their daily rate of pay and 8s per day...
District Mining. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
At the board meeting of the Linton Gold and Minerals Co. on Friday, 10th inst., Mr H. Newman Reid, M.S.E., consulting engineer to the Company, re ported he had purchased a ten head bat tery with Wilfley table complete, together with a gas plant. The poppet legs and winding gear were being carted to the mine, and there would ba no delay in the erection of all the machinery. A rise put up 38ft. from the 50ft. level has proved the reef to be 7 to 8 ft. wide, carrying gold throughout. Stone rich in wolfram is being saved for future treatment. New Jubilee.—1100ft.: Stopes NV and S. o2 rise operating on good bodies stone from 4= to 5ft. wide ; values about late average. Resumes S. drive on lode track. Country slate and sandstone, with splice stone on hanging'wall ; little water making.
SKIPTION. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
S5CIPTON. A Haymaking is in full swing in this district, and the first truckload of this season's hay was sent away by rail last week by Mr G. A. Dunnett, of Stock yard Hill. Mr W. A. Morris who has held the position of headmaster at the Vite Vite State school for some time, has received notice of bis removal to a school in the Gippsland district, and will leave his present position after the Christmas va cation. The work of laying the railway line to Skipton is now completed, and a large gang of men have ceased work. Opera tions are progressing satisfactorily with the erectiou of the cottages, engine sheds, and other buildings on the station site. No notification has yet been received as to when the line will be available for passenger traffic. Further splendid rains have fallen in the north-western districts, the south western slopes, and the central and southern tablelands. At several places in the north-west falls up to 4 inches were registered.
PITFIELD. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
PITFIELD. In connection with the effort in aid of the Ballarat Hospital, a very successful poster ball was held on Friday, 10th inst.. in the Mechanics' Hall, the atten dance being one of the largest seen in the building for some time. The floor was in excellent order, the musicians be ing Mr and Mrs Uren, and Mr J. Spokes as M.C. Considering the large number present not too many posters were represented, but the following at tracted most notice :—Tin of jam, Mr Loveland ; " Mathew Taylor," Mr S. Chasey; Swallow and Ariell, Mr C. Watt ; tin of jam, Mrs Loveland ; " Rozella," Miss E. Uren ; " Star," Miss L. Bentick; Nugget boot polish, Miss Ada Wood; O.K. Punch, MissE. Ben tick ; " Rozella " jam, Miss L. M'Don ald ; Harry Da vies, Mrs J. Ronchi. Prizes were given for the best poster, and the judges—.Messrs W. Ebbels, J. Spokes, and T. Simpson—awarded them as follow :—For gentlemen, Mr Love land, 1 ; Mr Watt, 2. For ladies, Mrs Loveland, 1 ; Miss L. Bentick, 2.
SNABCE VALLEY. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
SNABCE VALLEY. The recent warm weather is quickly ripeniug the crops in this district, and haymaking i3 now in full swing. On the chocolate soil around the Mount very good yields ere assured, but on the clay country the winter was too wet, and poorer returns will result. The early sown potatoes are looking very promis ing, and a good return is almost certain. Grass is most luxuriant everywhere, and stock are in splendid condition. Satisfactory results have been obtained at the recent examination for the merit certificate. Eight candidates presented themselves, three of whom passed out right, whilst four others will secure their certificates on passing in one subject only next March. The Snowflake Minstrels, from Skip ton, will appear at the Parish Hall to night in an entertainment in aid of the Returned Wounded Soldiers' Fund. The Snowflakes are evidently a very talented troupe of joy-makers and mirtb-provok ers, having been received everywhere with demonstrations of approval from c...
Commonwealth War Loan. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
The Commonwealth Bank of Aus tralia published the Prospectus of the Second Issue of the Commonwealth War Loan on .the 1st December, and it is now generally known that a farther amount of nominally £10,000,000 is open for subscription. In order that the situation may be folly understood, however, it is as well to mention that, although only £10,000, 000 is nominally asked for, the Common wealth Government are under the pres ent necessity oE raising locally for war purposes, altogether £25,000,000 dur ing the current financial year up to 30th , June next, and it therefore goes without saying that all amounts in excess of the £10,000,000 will be allotted in fall. The subscription list is open till the 81st January, but there is no reason why intending subscribers should not make immediate application, as a full six months interest will ba payable on 15.tb June. The proceeds of the wool clip are already reaching the hands of many pas- , toralists and farmers, and in addition to; this, t...
THEIR LUCKY DAY THE STORY OF A CONTRETEMPS —AND WHAT IT LED TO. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
THEIR LUCKY DAY THE STORY OF A CONTRETEMPS —AND WHAT IT LED TO. i By Radcliffe Martin. Alan Walder came downstairs whistling, cheerfully. His wife look ed up from the breakfast-table smil ingly, as if she were not at all trou bled by her morning duties of pouring out coffee, seeing the six-year-old schoolboy did not spill his porridge, supervising a four-year-old's manners and watching that the baby did not choke itself with a hastily grabbed crust. "Not so nervous this morning, Alan, as you were ten years to-day," she said laughingly. "No. Do you remember how I cut m>self shaving on our wedding morn ing?" "Why did you cut yourself then, father? demanded the inquisitive six-year-old. "Because he was afraid of marry ing me, boy," said Mrs. Walder. He d not be afraid of marrying you now/- said the youngster confidently. Not a bit of it, my son. I'd marry her a dozen times without a tremor.' "There's your coffee, dear. Now, do drink it while it's hot," said Mrs' Walder. "You hurry o...
Butterflies on the Block. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
Butterflies on the Block. They bad only to walk along the Block to see giddy overdressed but terflydom and absolute lack of soul which was still being exhibited, despite the 'heroism, trials and death of our men at the front.—Rev. Dr. Rentoul. The Butterflies on the Block Give Larry quite a shock, And his tongue can hardly utter What he thinks about the butter Flies that daily gaily flutter On the Block. Men at Anzac take the knock, But beneath the Town Hall clock, In a dainty costume tripping, There is something simply ripping, And you feel that you are slipping On the Block. But a shapely silken sock Ju°>t exasperates the Doc.; He will not look with pleasure Upon beauty's fairest treasure, As he sternly takes their measure On the Block. When Dan Cupid s taking stock Of his marked-for-slaughter flock, And he robs a leader-sparrow Of tail feathers for an arrow, He remarks, "'That's much too narrow For the Block." If the merry breezes mock At a frail and flimsy frock Like the web ...
Hospital Sunday at Pitfield A SUCCESSFUL EFFORT. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
A SUCCESSFUL EFFORT. A public demonstration took place on San day afternoon at Pitfield in aid of the Bal larat Hospital. There was a large assem blage, and Cr D. Poynton presided. He apologised for the absence of the Berringa Band, owing to the illness of relatives of some of the members, and expressed the hope that the response to the appeal for the Bal larat Hospital would be a liberal one. Mr D. C. M'Grath, M.P., expressed plea sure at being present. It was 12 months since he was ont previously delivering an ad dress in connection with the patriotic move ment, and the response of the people on that occasion had been most liberal. That day, however, they had gathered under more de pressing circumstances. Oar cation was fighing for its existence, and the people did not altogether realise the seriousness of the situation, and it was necessary that all should be done to avoid being members of a . con quered race. Yet in the face of the many calls upon the people owing to the war the...
Quiet Sarcasm. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
Quiet Sarcasm. A little group of holiday-makers were sitting round, telling anecdotes. One girl told a humorous story, which was leceived with great appreciation. When the laughter bad ceased her rival said: "My goodness! That story is at least forty years old!" The other one smiled sweetly. "What a memory ypu have, dear!" she said. "Fancy remembering that little story ever since you heard it the first time!" Barnes: This wireless telegraphy reminds me of a groundless quarrel. Jones: What possible connection is there between the two? j Barnes: It's practically having wordB over nothing!
PROTRACTED WEDDINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
PROTRACTED WEDDINGS. In Russia marriage festivities us 1 ally extend over several days. The Russian peasant always marries young, and very much in the mood for excitement. On the night before 1 the wedding there is a dance, which i lasts until daylight, and on the day of the marriage the bridegroom walks through the town scattering gifts to the children. For several days following the event there are more dances. Norway also runs to protracted weddings. After the ceremony there is a dance on the village green. The next day the festivities are resumed, and possibly they may extend into the following day. Generally all of the wedding-party wear the national costume. Looag engagements are the accept ed thing in Spain, with the relatives of the bride having all of the say at the wedding. 'The best man and bridesmaid are expected to contri bute to the expenses of the affair. Wedding-cake, is unknown, but sugar ed almonds are distributed. "You see, grandma, we perforate an aperture in the...
BRANDON'S HONOR. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
1 BRANDON'S HONOR. By Frederic A. Felton. [ I They called him the- Court Pilit. That was because he was a police court missionary, whose daily duty it was to attend before the magistrates and stretch out a helping hand co those wrong-doers who had only jijst commenced to tread the downward path. j Robert Brandon did not object jto being dubbed a pilot. Rather liked it, in fact. A fine'specimen of me muscular Christian, he practised what he preached and feared no m}n. He had a fine straight left which .re sembled the kick of a young horje, and he could wrestle as though he had been born and bred up Cumber land way. \ He would blush modestly and rap idly change the subject when thete was mentioned in his hearing a littfe incident of his past in which he pla^r ed a conspicuous part. It concerned a coster, a renowned local "bruiser,| with a weakness for practising somf new blows on the body of his wife One day Brandon caught him at it and sailed in hammer and tonga When he had given the...
WHAT A HIGH EXPLOSIVE IS. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
WHAT A HIGH EXPLOSIVE IS. The shell question for the Army concerns the supply not of shrapnel but of shell containing high explosive. These high-explosive shells are strong steel cases with a fuse, usually placed in the base. The charge employed may be either lyddite—which is a preparation of picric acid—or tri-nitro toluol. The metal in the shell is fairly thick. The explosion is very violent, and has a thoroughly destuctive ef fect upon anything near the point where the shell explodes—concrete, walls, entanglements, steel shields for the trenches or for guns. The French and G rmans use these shells to pre pare the way for assaults on hostile trenches, demolishing with them all obstacles. Shrapnel are quite different projec tiles, and are serviceable against in fantry in the open or lightly entrench ed. They are thin steel cases con taining a very email charge of low or moderate power explosive, which opens the cases and liberates a large number of bullets in them. These cover an o...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
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Linton Methodist Sunday School. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS. __ v The anniversary of the Linton Metho dist Sunday School was celebrated on Sunday by special services, conducted by the Rev. A. P. Watsford, of Ballarat, who preached eloquent sermons in the morning and evening, and addressed the parents and scholars in the afternoon. The: attendances were very good. The choir sang -special, hymns in splendid style,. Miss L. Jennings presiding at the organ. The Church was nicely decorat ed. These anniversaries are usully favored with fine and enjoyable weather, and this one was no exception to the rule. At the afternoon service several action songs ani recitations were given by the children, whose performances were very pleasing. On Monday night, the usual tea meeting having been dispensed with, a carefully prepared and most enjoyable entertainment was given in the Church by the children.. of the Sunday school, assisted by the teachers and choir. The Rev. R. L. Reed opened the meeting with prayer, after which Mr R. Ching...
THE Grenville Standard PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Printed and published by Lionel 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, DEC. 18, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
THE published every saturday. Printed and published by Lionel Sparrow, sole Proprietor, at the office of the ''Grenville Standard" newspaper, Olyde street, Linton, in the State of Victoria. Registered at the General Post Office, Melbourne, for transmission as a newspaper. SATURDAY, DEO. 18, 1915. A strong demand existed at the Cor poration saleyards, Ballarat, on Tnesday, for fat cattle. A few of the 210 penned consisted of heavy weight bullocks, bat the bnlk comprised cows and heifers. Values showed a good advance on la3t week's rates. Heavy weight bnllocks were quoted from £18 10s to £20 15s ; good, from £13 10s to £15 ; best, to £15 2s 6d. An average of £18 13s 9d was obtained for 8 bullocks, for Mr P. Allengane, Tarranyurk. Only a small number of the 5112 sheep comprised prime quality, with a fair proportion of good, the balance being principally medium sorts, and old ewes. Beat de scriptions sold at late rates, but others, principally ewes and useful wethers* were lower. The 37...
THE POULTRY YARD. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 18 December 1915
THE POULTRY YARD. Keep up the supply of green food; it is required more in the summer than any other season. To give your young stock a chance you must clear out some of the old birds. The present time is one of the best to get good prices for your sur plus stock. As the •warm weather is approach ing, it will be necessary to provide shade for your birds. Drinking vessels should also be protected from the sun, as sun-warm ed water is likely to produce bowel troubles. The pots should be fre quently scrubbed out with a brush, otherwise there will be an accumula tion of germs and consequent disease. When buying poultry, it is neces sary to know something of the strain a,s well as the breed, and in order to get birds that will excel as layers, it is advisable to go to some of the well-known breeders who have made a specialty of egg-production, and thus acquire birds that are descended from high pedigree layers. Of course, you will have to pay more for them, but it is far cheaper to do th...