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Serious Youth. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 January 1915
Serious Youth. "Are you glad to be back at school?" "Yes," replied the serious Voung ster. "Everybody is tangoing at our house. It's pleasant to have a place to go where you're sure of not having to listen to. dance music." Our genial, glorious and humorous democracy alone could produce this jest: A young woman from abroad is starting her conquest of the coun try by entering into domestic service with a haughty Toorak family. She had an afternoon off last Sunday and she put on her finest finery and par aded down the street with another do mestic, a friend. And as they were walking along, talking of this and that and comparing experiences and notes and other such things, the companion said: "Look, Nora, there's the woman you work for on the other side of the street!" "Heavens, Maggie! I hope she don't see me!" VWhy? /Are you afraid av yeq: boss?" "No, ye fool. But it would be just like her io see this hat an' go an' get one. just like it!"
ABOUT THE UNIVERSE. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 January 1915
ABOUT THE UNIVERSE. | To form some idea of the largeness | of the earth, one may look upon the i landscape from the top of an ordin ary church steeple, and then bear in mind that one must view 900,000 sim ilar landscapes to get an approximate ly correct idea of the size of the earth. Place 500 earths like ours side by i side, yet Saturn's outermost ring could easily enclose them. Three I hundred thousand earth globes could be stored inside the sun, if hollow. If a human eye every hour were capable of looking upon a fresh mea sure of world material 5400 square n*iles large,. that eye would need i 55,000 years to overlook the surface of the sun. ■To reach the nearest fixed star one must travel 20,500,000,000 miles, and 1 if the velocity were equal to that of a cannon-ball, it would require 5,000,000 years to travel that distance. Besides single stars, we know of sys tems of stars moving around one an other. Still, we are but a short way into space as yet. Outside our limits of vision ...
AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW. Domestic Diplomacy. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 January 1915
AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW. Domestic Diplomacy. "Silas Honeyburg and his wife do so much quarrelling that the whole town is talking about it," x'emarked the druggist. "I guess it's another case of incompatibility of tempera ment*" "Incompatibility of grandmothers!" grumbled the village patriarch. "That expression always did make me tired. Most of the differences in Australian families are due to a lack of ring generalship, or diplomacy, on the part of the husbands. What we need is a text-book for the benefit of men who contemplate getting spliced, and I am thinking of writing such a work myself. I have had much experience in matrimony, and :f I should write down all I know about it in chaste, simple language that would appeal to the average understanding. it ought to do much good. "I have been married to my pre sent wife for almost se*en years and there never has been a nint of divorce —harmony prevails under our humble rooftree all the year round. There are opportunities for quarrel...
LO! THE BRUTAL SAVAGE! [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 January 1915
LO! THE BRUTAL SAVAGE! The Indian was utterly savage, .With a wild and demoniac glare And a blood-curdling yell on his foe men he fell, « And hurriedly scalped off their hair. He wasn't a civilised warrior, His murderous deeds were mere crime, Though the butchering brute under stood how to shoot, He could kill but one man at a time. The Fiji was wholly ferocious Whenever a stranger drew near; With a sinister snort he would cut his life short By means of a sixteen-foot spear. With the bones of his unhappy vic tims He whitened the neighboring scenery, He was lacking in culture, this dusky hued vulture—• He couldn't kill men by machinery. Barbarians all were these scoundrels, They lived in a base, brutal day; A pitiful sight was to see the wight fight In his frightfully untutored way. Of reason and modern ideas The creature was wholly bereft; Yet a man must admit it would help out a bit If we had a few more of him left.
SNAPSURE'S PARCEL. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 January 1915
SNAPSURE'S PARCEL. ] By R. H. Malcolm. Snapsure called for string and pa per to tie up a box of cigars tliat he was sending as a 'Christmas present. "Shall I pack it up for " began one of his clerks. "No! I'll pack it .myself. I know the. fuss you'U nake; and, what's more, I don\ want it to look like a bundle of old clothes! The way to get anything done and not have peo ple fussing around is to do it your self. Where's that string?" "Here it is " "Heavens! Call that string? When I ask for string I want string! When 1 want hangman's rope I'll„ask for it! Get some thin, stuff, can't you? Got any brown paper? Send Parker to me with brown paper, and buck up! Boy! Boy!" "Yessir!" "Clear a place on that table at once! How often have I told you not to leave it littered up like a pigsty?" "But you told me " "Clear that ta'ble! Think I'm here to argue with you? Where's that idiot with the brown paper?" "Will this string do, sir?" "Will this paper do, sir?" "How many more of you going to shou...
The Pegasus. (Copyright.) [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 January 1915
1 . The Pegasus, j By BARRY PAIN. (Copyright.) Sir Peter Angay was very old and ] very vague. His memory was erratic. He had many eccentricities. But he had much money, an independent spirit—amounting at times almost to temper, and a kind heart. . He was fond of his grandaughter, Leila Wyat, and she was fond of him; but there were difficulties, as she admitted to her friend, Rosamund Lisle. "You see," said Leila, who was eighteen and quite modern, "he's as "well-meaning an old remnant as any body could want. He has quelques dibs—about fifteen times as much as we have—and he's naturally gener ous. The whole trouble is that he "don't know, you know. And if you correct him that makes him angry. Oh, y«s, rad you mustn't mention Gladstone.'' "Back number," said Rosamund'dis pasionately. "Who wants to mention Gladstone?" Leila took another chocolate. "It's all very well for you to sit there guz zling and contented. He's no part of your trouble. He's not your grand father. Sink Gladstone, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 January 1915
NOTICE. SHOOTING, FISHING and HUNTING on Mount Lute Estate strictly Prohib ited. Trespassers PROSECUTED. Poison Laid. WM. M'COOK, Manager. CYCLE AMD MOTOR CYCLE RBPfilKS— It doesn't matter what's the matter with your machine—Cycle or Motor Cycle—send it to me. I'll guarantee to "fix it up." I don't employ " tinkers," but expert mechanics, whose sole aim is to turn out work that will give satisfaction. And that's what you WILL get if you ] let me do your work. Sole District Agent for .England's premier Motor Cycle—the L.M.C. -"11 HOLLAND,— 107 STURT ST., BAIL LA RAT. O KT 3E3
A FAMOUS BANK. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 January 1915
A FAMOUS BANK. Coutts' Bank, which has just amal gamated with Robarts, Lubbock and Co., Is one of the most ramous banks in the world, and has remained most exclusive. For a century and a half Coutts' Bank in London has been a repository of aristocratic secrets. It was in 1754 that James and Thomas Coutts came to London to establish a branch of the firm. Thomas Coutts, who survived his brother, is the man with whose name the history of the bank is generally associated. He married Bettie Star kie, a maidservant in his brother's house, and she became the mother of "the three Graces," as they were call ed—subsequently the Countess of Guilford, the Marchioness of Bute, and Lady Frances Burdett, mother of the Baroness Burdett-Coutts. It was Thomas Coutts* delight to be taken for a poor man, and there is still preserved a guinea that was giv en him by a compassionate person, of whom varying accounts hav£ been recorded. It is a custom of the bank that all its clerks shall be clean-shav en. ...
Snake Valley News. CARNGHAM SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 January 1915
0. CARS GH AM SPORTS. The Carngham Widews' aud Orphans' fund jubilee Sports demonstration was held New Year's day. The weather was favorable and the attendance most gratifying. The secre tary (Mr GK A. Cheeseman) and a full stuff of officials ran off a varied and interesting program with the following results :— Maiden Plate—?G. Mitchell, 1 H. Bolt, 2. Ten starters.' Farmers' Plate—Volo, 1 ; Sunbeam, 2 ; Master Togo, 3. Six starters. Carngham Handicap—J. O'Donnell, 1 ; L. Graham, 2. Seven starters. Novelty Pony Race—Report, 1 ; Miss Romeo, 2 ; Miss Beck, 3. Eight starters. New Year' Gift (handicap)—Volvo, 1 ; Sunbeam, 2. Four starters. Trot—Ace of Hearts, 1 ; Daylight, 2 ; Tommy, B. Eight starters. Hack Race—Lady Manor, 1; Laten, 2. Four starters. Stepping the —W. 'Watkins, Sixty competed. Sheep Guessing—J. Douglas and J. M'D jd nell (equal) 89£- lb. A dance followed in the Mechanics' Hall, and was well attended. Dancing was kept up till the small hours of the morning. The Snake Val...
WONDERFUL ESCAPES. Soldiers Who Defied Bullets. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 January 1915
WONDERFUL ESCAPES. Soldiers Who Defied Bullets. There is a story told of an old veteran of the First Napoleon who lived until 1865 in the French village of Savary, and who owned a wooden leg, a wooden arm, a glass eye, a sil- ■ ver palate, a complete set of false \ teeth, and a silver plate on the top* of his head, and yet died peaceably , in his bed. Compared with such men, j the proverbial nin§-lived cat is no- j where. But as one reads the stories j of great wars of the past the manner j in which famous generals have play ed touch-and-go with death is little short of miraculous. The wonderful escapes of Napoleon and Wellington were proverbial. Though bullets grazed them and rid dled their clothes and both had horses shot under them, yet both passed through a life of battle and danger with two or three slight wounds .apiece. But their grim old companion-in-arms, General Blucher, did not fare so well. Wounded sev eral times while serving under Fred erick the Great, he retired from ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 9 January 1915
STREATHAM. AGEKrT^io For MASSEY-HARRIS FARM IMPLE MENTS, also Massey-Harris Binder Twine and Oil. Wischer's Manures. Blackstone Oil Engines, Old's Gasolene Engines. RUSSELL Motor Cars, Massey, Red Bird, and Imperial Cycles. BILLABONG WINDMILLS. BALTIC Separators, SIMPLEX Milking Machines. The Patent Releasing Bag Holder for Harvesters, Steam ChafEcutters, Threshers, etc. Wertheim Sewing Machines and Pianos. Central Fire Insurance Co. till TAILORS & MENS' MERCERS, niLdUild | 209 STOUT ST,, BALLAST, Have received a large Consignment of. SUITINGS, TROUSERINGS, FANCY VESTINGS, AND HATS THE ' SUMMER SEASON. The designs are the latest and the prices very moderate. A TRIAL SOXaECJETESiD. WILSONS', 209 Sturt Street, Ballarat. YOUR EYESIGHT^. For the supply of perfect glasses 0. Marks & Co., National Mntual Buildings, have installed the very latest scientific equipment possible to obtain. They have in stock the newest of fittings for all descriptions of optical goods—and are ...
Ripon Shire Council. Monday, 7th January, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 16 January 1915
Qft Monday, 7th January, 1915. Present—Crs Hannah (president) Slater, Stewart, Lewis, Sinclair, Hal pin. An apology was received for the absence of Cr Carstairs. I CORRESPONDENCE. From G. Wills, Carramballuc, com plaining ef the sheep dipped at shire dip, Carrumballac, had not been satisfactory. —It was pointed out that Mr Wills should have had a man there, as the dip was being worked shorthanded. From David Brown, Ohepstowe ; Pat rick Shannon, Skip+.on ; and G. Snell, Snake Valley, applying for renewals of slaughtering licenses.—Shannon's and Snail's licences were granted. Const. E. Crimmins, inspector of slaughter houses, east riding, reported that he had inspected tho premises of Messrs R. Brown and G. Snell of Ghepr stowe and Snake Valley, and found same clean and well drained, and recom mended renewal of licences. Const. T. E. Cawsey, Skipton, reported simi larly with regard to Shannon Bros.' slaughter-yard. From Public Works Department, in timating that £44 lis 2d had been mad...
Tennis. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 16 January 1915
Members of the Stirling Tennis Club (of Scarsdale) are showing keen interest in the competitions being held among themselves. A ladies' singles tourna ment has just been completed, with the following results First Round. Miss G. Pender beat Miss Elsey. Miss C. Young beat Miss A. Abbot. Miss V. Abbot beat Miss Jenkins. Miss H. Forrester beat Miss Reed. Miss R. Bennie beat Miss H. Mackay. Second Round. Miss R. Bennie beat Miss C. Young. Miss V. Abbot beat Miss Forrester. Miss G. Pender a bye. Third Round. Miss R. Bennie beat Miss G. Pender. Miss V. Abbot a bye. In the final Miss V. Abbot won the trophy with the games 9—8. Each round showed better tennis, and the ijnal set was game and game right through, with the advantage of tlo serve to the winner. A gent's singles handicap is in pro gress, and entries are being received for a mixed doubles handicap. Both en thusiasm and play have improved through •t|jese. tournaments.
How Germany Hates. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 16 January 1915
We have had a good deal of literature telling of the Allies' point of view in the present straggle, and the publication of the German White Paper gave as the German official explanation of the causes of war ; but, apart from the stray references in the cablegrams, little has beeu said of the mental attitude of the press and the public in Germany. Therefore, a section of Dr. Fitchett's history of the month, in "Life" for January, devoted to this special subject will be welcomed. Dr. Fitchett points out that in Germany, as elsewhere, the newspapers count for much in moulding public opinion. " And it must be al ways be remembered," he adds. " that German newspapers have a special func tion. They are, in a sense, part of the machinery oE Government. There are very few newspapers that do not obey the direct or indirect inspiration of the Press Department of the Wilhelm strasse, which has been, since the days of Bismarck, one of the most important departments in the German Foreign Office,...
Methodist Circuit. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 16 January 1915
w The quarterly meeting of the Scars dale aihI Linton Methodist Circuit was held at Italians on Wednesday, (jthinst. Representatives of various parts of the circuit attended ; the Rev. R. L. Reed presiding. Reports concerning the spiritual part of the work during the quarter, both in the churches and Sunday schools, were gratifying. Fi nancially there had been a falling off in the ordinary income, which considerably reduced the credit balance of the previous quarter. Several items of correspon dence was received from connexional authorities and dealt with. Correspon dence was read from the junior circuit steward, Mr R. Ching, intimating that owing to ill-health he desired to be re lieved of the office. Regret was ex pressed at his absence from the meeting, also as to the cause. This being the meeting for the appointment of circuit officials for the ensuing year, Messrs D. Crosthwaite and J. J. Jennings were appointed as senior and junior cir cuit stewards. Both returned thanks for t...
ENLIST! ENLIST!! ENLIST!!! Your Country Needs You—NOW. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 16 January 1915
ENLIST! ENLIST!! ENLIST!!! Your Country Needs You—NOW. Not a war of pur own seeking, no ag gression on our part, But a cruel and wanton challenge planned, intended from the start.. Planned in secret, during friendship, broken treaties as its base, By a nation terme'd enlightened, boasting as a cultured race! War it is, and war it shall be, till atonement has been made For each act of brutal cruelty, till the debts of all are paid. Rise and smite them in your millions, rise because your cause is right, Join the band of British heroes, now engaged in deadly fight. Can you see them in the trenches, facing odds of three to one? Can you hear the snap of rifle,, and the boom of heavy gun? Can you watch them—through your papers—inch by inch the foe resist, When they call to you, their bro thers: Come, Enlist! Enlist!! Enlist!!! When the call to arms was sounded, suddenly throughout the land, Did they hesitate or waver, did they flinch at the command? No; Avith shouts of exaltation every ma...
Happy Valley News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 16 January 1915
A committee meeting was held at Happy Valley on Friday, Jan. 8th, in connection with the winding up of the jubillee celebrations of the Methodist Church. The financial statement showed receipts to be £12 4s 3d, the expenditure £3 8s 5d, leaving a credit balance of £8 16s. On the motion of Mr J. M. Wise and Mrs Gribble, Mrs Reid was appointed treasurer, and the money ordered to be put into the Sav ings bank, as a nucleus of a fund for the renovation of the clmrcb. We have received a copy of Mr \V". F. Ooltman's ("W". to W.) timber merchant, Ba' larafc, 1915 almanac. Its monthly mottoes are unique, and we would recommend anyone contemplating building- to send for this 12 page calendar of beautiful designs in up-to date houses nud very effective designs of net ting oub datcsj
FOR THE FARMER LIMING SOIL. The Benefits to be Derived. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 16 January 1915
FOR THE FARMER LIMING SOIL. The Benefits to be Derived. There is no form of manure, arti ficial or otherwise, which can -wholly make up for a deficiency of lime in our soils, hence the special need for its application to all calrareous, sandy and peaty soils. On these soils the best results are obtained when ap plied in a caustic state, as quicklime, and in'small quantities at a time. To dress heavily with caustic lime has an injurious effect on the necessary n:trifying bacteria in the soil. One has only to study for a little the benefits soils derive from lime to realise its real value. It sets free and available for the immediate use of plants the fixed / potash the soil may contain. It decomposes the particles of hu mus of vegetable matter in the soil, and sets free the ammonia, water, etc., thus rendering them available for the use of plants. It neutralises organic or poisonous acids in the soil, and thus sweetens it. It fixes the nitrogen formed in the soil, and stores it as av...
RICHARDS & CO.'S NEW EXHIBIT. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 16 January 1915
RICHARDS & CO.'S NEW EXHIBIT. a One of tha events eagerly awaited by the art-loving community of Ballarat each Christmas is undoubtedly the opportunity to inspect the very latest in art portraiture, which is given by the famous firm of Rich ards and Co., the proprietor of which (Mr Dearden) has never failed to present all the new ideas known to the protographic pro fession. This prodigious new show embodies a number of new departures. The public all over the world is educated up to a standard, undreamt of years ago, of appreciation of ar tistic efforts, and demands something more each year. A glance at this latest production of Richards and Co. shows that its standard has moved up to the last minute. Charming posing, skilful lighting, and happy, pleasing, and lifelike expressions form the key note of this display. A charming effect is gained in the new shadow pictures cf young girls in white against a white ground, with the natural shadow of the sitter thrown on the back-gro...