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HORATIO'S VINDICATION [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 25 December 1915
HORATIO'S VINDICATION ] By Charles Herd. Mr. Horatio Salt, late A.B., whilst industriously engaged digging in his garden, turned up a fat, healthy-look ing worm about eight inches long. Turning cautiously round and observ ing no one on the next plot, he made a grab at the reptile, caught it be tween his fingers, and dexterously threw it over the fence. As he completed this somewhat gruesome manoeuvre he was horrified to see his next-door neighbor, Ser geant T. Atkins, straighten himself after a spell of seed-planting and re-, ceive the wriggling visitor full on the nape of his neck. Atkins looked round sharply, and seeing no one except Salt, who had re sumed his digging with renewed en ergy, at once came to the conclusion that he was the culprit. Picking up the worm, which lay twisting on the soil, he threw it back with such hearty good will that it caught Salt round the ear, where it stayed sus pended for a moment before falling to the ground. " 'Ere," exclaimed Salt, looking up in...
MORTCHUP. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 25 December 1915
MOftTGH UP. The monthly meeting of the Red Cross branch was held in the school room on 16th inst. Miss Lewis pre sided in the absence of the president (Mrs Nunn). Two large parcels were forwarded to Ballarat, containing sew ing and knitting made up by the mem bers, and donatibns of two quilts, pair | socks, and collection of 42 bags. Cash to the amount of ££ 7s 6d was received and duly acknowledged.
IV. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 25 December 1915
IV. Salt, lying low in his cottage, was wondering what his rival had up his sleeve for next Thursday. He ad j raitted to himself that since the death of his wife he had been perhaps a i little too attentive to one or two ladies ' of his acquaintance, and it was just possible that Atkins had run across one of them, and that out of revenge for his subsequent neglect she might make things exceedingly unpleasant for him with Mrs. Chandler. Thursday came in due course, and Salt, walking down to the stores, found Atkins had already arrived. • Shaking hands with Mrs. Chandler and barely nodding, to Atkins, Salt sat down. There was silence for a few moments, then Horatio said: — "Lend me your anchorchief, At kins.' "Buy one for yourself, instead of wasting money on bouquets that you 'aven't the politeness to present pro perly." "Don't wish to keep it, but I'm dis appointed at not seein' my wife, and i wanted to wipe away a lew tears from my heyes." I "Ah! you're one of them clever chaps who...
District Mining. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 25 December 1915
0 Linton Gold and Minerals Co.—Rise up 7ft. ; total 46ft. ; reef, 5rt. ; pros pecting 6 dwts. ; some patches of wol fram. The following plant has been purchased for the Linton Gold and Minerals Co. on the advice of Mr H. Newman Reid, M.S.E., and is now being erected :— Gas plant, ten head battery with Wil fley tables, oil engine and friction hoist, mining cage, baling tank, poppet legs, water tanks, and sundries.
III. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 25 December 1915
III. One day when in Portsmouth At-1 kins had saved a woman from having | a nasty fall from a tram. In the course of the conversation which fol lowed she told him her name was Mrs. Salt. "Husband christened 'Oratio?" quer ied Atkins. "Yes; but why do you ask? Do you know him?" "Can't help knowing him, he lives next door to me! Must say I'm very sorry for you." "Sorry for me? What has he done now?" Then the sergeant told her about Mrs. Chandler. "Have you a photograph of the lady?" "No." "See if you can get me one, and let me have it. I believe I know who she is. I'll soon let her know she can not marry Horatio." Atkins promised to get the photo graph, and arranged to meet her near the Town Hall at an early date. He had kept the appointment, but no Mrs. Salt had turned up. He paid two or three more visits to Ports mouth, but without any better suc cess. It really seemed as if Mrs. Salt was keeping out of the way on purpose. There were only two more days left before he must prove his ...
Smythesdale Sports. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 25 December 1915
The following 'handicaps have been de clared for the Boxing Day meeting oE the Smythesdale Athletic Club :— Sheffield Handicap. E. Merry... E, Ballbausen J. Williams Wra. Nicholas Geo. Rickards W. S. J. Gilbert J. F. O'Shea F. M'Inerney A. E, Priccr ... ... 10 S. Crosthwaite ... ... 10 C.J.Welsh ... ... 10 C. Stevenson ... ... 10 J. Walsh... ... ... 10 Geo. Day... ... ... 11 F. P. White ... ... 12 R. Cochrane ... ... 12 J. S. Linahan ... ... 12 J.,F. Robinson ... ... 12 A. Dwyeir ... ... 12£ H. Aitch'eson ... .... 12J D. Judd ... ... ... 15 Wm. Howletfc ... ... 15 The following are withheld.:—W. Traf ford, A. Carmichael, J. if. O'Brien, E. Gar lick. Bicycle Track Eace. W. Reynolds Sor. 2 yds. 2£ 4 5 5 J. Williams A. G. Reynolds Wi-'Nichola9 Geo. Rickards P. J, M'Carthy W. Lovitt Chas. White Scr. 100 yds. 150 180 200 290 300 $15 The following are withheld -—J. Reidy, H. V. Pattie, S. Leggo, Geo. Bromley. Bicycle Road Race. W. Reynolds ... ... Scr. Chas. Woodfine ... „ A.G.Reynolds .....
PIGGOREET. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 25 December 1915
PIGGOREET. A large attendance of old scholars met at the school on Saturday night; Mr T. Leask presiding. Several mas ters connected with the rales of the As sociation were discussed, and it was de cided that the first meeting of old scholars bo held on Easter Monday nextt at Piggoreet. A strong committee of old hoys.and girls, of the district was formed, with Mr J. Jones as secretary.
A Famous Battle Hymn. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 25 December 1915
; 0 [The war has revived interest in Mrs Julia Ward Howe's " Battle Hymn of the Republic," which she wrote in 1861, during the American Civil'War. She had been . at a review in Washington, and next morn ing awoke before dawn, and found herself weaving together line after line and verse after verse, which she afterwards shaped into the famous battle-hymn. It was first printed in the "Atlantic Monthly," but re ceived no special attention for about a year. Then, however, it began to be re peated and sung where vex; the Federal forces went.] Mine eyes have seen the glory of the com ing of the Lord : - His is trampling out the vintage where the - grapes of wrath are stored ; He has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword : His truth is marching on. I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps ; They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps ; I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps ; His day is inarching on. I have r...
LUCK OF THE HORSESHOE. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 8 January 1916
LUCK OF THE HORSESHOE. | Why is the horseshoe considered a sign of good luck? There is nothing I especially pretty about a horse's cast off iron shoe, and no doubt not one iiorseshoe believer in a million can tell why he treasures it. The origin oi the superstition can be traced back to the tnirteenth cen tury. The monk Gervaise of Tilbury in forms us that at that time there was a kind of demon in England which ap peared as a horse rearing on its hind | legs and with sparkling eyes. When ever this apparition was seen it was j a sign that a conflagration would soon break out. Hence, as giving a kindly warning, this mysterious horse was regarded as a friendly spirit, and the animal in general was believed to be a beneficent mystic power. A horse-tooth carried in the pocket prevented toothache; it was a sign of good luck to find horseshoe, and one was placed under the pillow of a child to cure the colic, or nailed against a building to prevent it from catching fire. This led to its gen...
ANAESTHESIA IN ANCIENT TIMES. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 8 January 1916
ANAESTHESIA IN ANCIENT TIMES. Anyone who supposed that the sur gical use of anaesuietics, either gen eral or local, is peculiar to modem umes should read an article recently published by Dr. J. de Fenton, in the "South African Journal of Science." Various anaesthetising media and methods were, in fact, well known both in antiquity and during the Mid dle Ages. Homer mentions the an aesthetic effects of nepenthe; Hero dotus states that the Scythians ob&lt; tained similar effects from the va pors of hemp, produced by throwing hemp seed on hot stones. A Chinese physician of the third century B.C. gave his patients a preparation of hemp to make them insensible during surgical operations. The most im portant anaesthetic of ancient and mediaeval times was, however, wine of mandragora, the use of which is mentioned by a great number of early writers, and is referred to by Shakespeare. More recently, in the year 1760, the German surgeon Weiss, better known as Albinus, amputated the f...
His First Sermon. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 8 January 1916
His First Sermon. A Yorkshire village became pos sessed of a new curate fresh from Oxford, a capital fellow, albeit as yet feeling more at home on the cricket t or football field than in the pulpit. The first sermon he was to preach worried him much. A dozen he re jected, and still the right one failed to come. One night he went to bed in despair, but to his delight found on his desk in the morning, neatly written in his own writing, a sketch plan of just the sermon he felt would suit the occasion, and this was duly preached. After service, feeliing thoroughly satisfied, he said to the old clerk, "I hope you liked my ser mon, John." "It was a most coomfuttin' dis , coorse, sir," John replieu. "It is a wonderful thing," said the curate, "but ihat sermon was actu ally written in my sleep." "Ah, sir," said John, "A' thowt it mun be sumrnut o'- that soort, but happen if tha staays awaake t' write . t' next 'un, foaks '11 staay awaake t' hear un preacht." He was a rackety young man, and ...
Cause for Complaint. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 8 January 1916
Cause for Complaint. | "Any complaints:"' asked the order ; ly officer of some men who were j about to . begin their dinner in a cer i tain barrack-room. i "Yes, sir," instantly exclaimed a , raw recruit; "the beef an' bacon in • this 'ere Irish 'ash ain't fit for the I likes of us to eat, an' I wish to report it." The doctor was sent for to inspect the food on which our heroes are fed. "So you think this meat isn't fit for a man in your position to eat?" said he. "Allow me to tell you that great er men than ever you will be have eaten it. Even the Commander-in Chief wasn't above eating it in the Crimea, and made many a hearty meal of it." "Oh, did 'e?" said our over-nice re cruit. "Yes, he did," replied the surgeon. "Oh, well," retorted the man, "it was all very well for the Comman der-in-Chief, 'cause the meat would be fresh an' good then. You see, sir, it's a long time since that 'ere Cri mea job, and it can't be expected to I keep good all these years."
No Danger. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 8 January 1916
No Danger. A burly .man, the picture of perfect health, and strength, walked into the office of a prominent accident insur ance company the other day, and wanted to be insured. "Are you engaged in any hazardous business?" asked the secretary. "Not in the least," replied the appli cant. "Does your business make it neces sary for you to be without sleep at night?" "No, sir." "Would your business ever require you to be where there were excited crowds—for instance, at a riot or fire?" ' in ever, sir." "Is your business such as to render you liable to injury from carriages or runaway horses?" "Oh, no, sir!" "Does your business throw you in contact with the criminal classes?" "Good gracious! No, sir." "I think you are eligible. What is i your business?" ! "I am a policeman." i
District Mining. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 8 January 1916
T~" «■—-T"7 V- ■ - The directors of the Lin ton Gold and! Minerals Coy. are satisfied that they have secnred a first-class crashing plant, which will enable operations .to be carried out on a more economical basis than was at first contemplated. .- This has necessi tated a higher initio,!/cost, and a machin ery call of 3d per share .has been made, payable on 12th inst. The plant is being erected as -expeditiously as possible, "so that crushing may be proceeded with at an early date. / v
Father Gasped. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 8 January 1916
Father Gasped. Supper was in progress, and the father was telling about a row which took place in' front of his shop that morning: "The first thing I saw was one man (leal the other a sounding blow, ana then a crowd gathered. The man who was struck ran and grabbed a large shovel he had been using an the road and rushed back, his eyes blazing fiercely. I thougnt he'd sure ly knock the other man's brains out, and I stepped right in between them." The young son of the family had become so hugely interested in the narrative as it proceeded that he had stopped eating his pudding, bo proud was he of his fatner's valor, his eyes fairly shone, and he cried: "He couldn't knock any brains out of you, could he, father?" Father looked at him long and j earnestly, but the lad's countenance j was frank and open. Father gasped slightly and re sumed his supper.
Stop Stomach Drugging. NEUTRALISE THE DANGEROUS ACID WITH A LITTLE MAGNESIA. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 8 January 1916
NEUTRALISE THE DANGEROUS ACID WITH" A LITTLE MAGNESIA. Stomach dragging is dangerous. Drags deaden ':tbevnerves and render them in sensible td pain, bat pain serves a good. purpose—it is-nature's method of indi cating that something is interfering with-' I the smooth working of the human organ ism. When the fault is corrected, the pain will cease. Pain after eating heartburn, flatulence, etc., etc., usually indicates not that the stomach is dis eased, but that it is troubled by exces sive acidity. The acid irritates and iu | flames the delicate lining of the stomach and so causes pain. Obviously it is oE i prime importance that the cause of this pain should be removed, and to accom plish this you should obtain some pure bisurated magnesia from your chemist and take half a teaspoonful in a little water immediately after meals. This will instantly neutralise the harmful acid in your stomach and prevent all possibil ity of food fermentation. Drugs do Dot overcome this acid—they simply ...
Gave Her Away. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 8 January 1916
Gave Her Away. Early on Monday, a smartly-dress ed woman entered the big. draper's. "I am sending back those coats you let me have on approval on Satur day," she iold the manager, blandly. " lind that none of them really nt me." Then with a gracious smile, she sailed out of the place. But she' didn't smile so broadly that night, when sne received a lit tle parcel and a letter, which read: •'Madam, we are returning the pair of gloves and the handker chief which you inadvertently left in the pocket of one of our coats winch didn't fit!"
SNAKE VALLERY. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 8 January 1916
SNAKE ¥&LLEY. Early on Monday morning a fire broke ., out in the stables of Mr Alf. Nunn, which were totally destroyed, together with a valuable draught stallion, two drays, chaffcutter, four sets of dray harness, four sets leading harness, nine collars, two riding saddles, and one ton of hay. The origin of the fire is un known as everything seemed quite safe on the previous evening. The damage was covered by an insurance of £150, but still Mr Nunn will be a considerable loser.