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AT THE FINISH. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 September 1915
AT THE FINISH. Oil say, what is this thing called Fame, and is it worth our while? We seek It till wo'ro old and lame, for I weary niilo on milo; we seek a gem among tho hay, (or wheat among the chaff; and in tho end some heartless jay will write our epitaph. The naked facta it will relate, and littlo elso be- ] side: "This man was born on such a date, on such a date ho died." The gravestones in tho boneyard tell all we shall over know of men who strug gled passing well for glory, long ago. ' Thoy had their Iridoscent schemes, and lived to see them fail; they had their dreams, as you have dreams, and all of no avail. The gravestones calm ly tell their fate, the upshot of their prido: "This man was born on such a date, on such a date he died/' The great men of your father's time, with laurel on each brow tho themo of every poet's rhyme—where aro those Kiants now ? Their names aro writ ten in the books which no one ever reads; and on the scroll—where no ono looks—the record of their d...
He Had Had Experience. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 September 1915
He Had Had Experience. Like many other mesiSeM c*(£ musical profession, Mr ^ the famous singer, ver.v golf, and be has collected 3 » ~'tf of yarns about the c:w::e the merit of being '.rue :is lag funny. k, A certain. Scottish ways engaged the sa:;ie c.i®i|e_ ;!r. trying a case once when he «Ss yj prised to see the jiiuth trudged many miles ever the u with him get up in the witnf- "vrj Before he was called upon ia U evidence, the clerk or: the wan ■s- ^ him if he understood the nalJ an oath. j. "D'ye thiak," asked the tones of contempt, "that I *jJ ^ died for his lordship a' these an' dfnna ken the nature o' an . The roar of laughter that £ ,, this remark kept the tit Judge very silent throughout toe1 of the caae,
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 September 1915
LADIES' LETTER. Mollie Kink, the new Ranee of Pu ilukota. left Australian shores with her new-found husband, the Kajah, last week, for their honeymoon in Amer ica before going on to the coral strand. The tride's mother and sister were passengers by the same steamer and are pari of the entourage. There was a bis crowd at the wharf to see them off and the girl who has surprised Mel bourne's six hundred did not seem at all weighted down with the import ance of her position. Apparently she Is enjoying the romance of the situa tion to the full.- She looked very girl ish in a simple suit of navy blue with a small blue hat. But 1 am told queer stories of most gorgeous robes that will be hers when she reaches the realm over which she Is to reign. Only from America could such a play as "Under Cover." the new pro duction at the Theatre Royal, have come. It is improbable from the be ginning. A well-bred society girl Is crimped into tho meshes of the sacret service and induced to become a spy j...
FEEDING GERMANY. COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE SWISS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 September 1915
FEEDING GERMANY. COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE SWISS. A correspondent sends the follow ing extracts from a letter dated Juno 6 of an Italian friend living in Swit zerland.—"How 1 wish that Switzer land would not go on feeding the Ger maus. One of the Lausanne papers had an article against it. Franco and Italy let the food coino here, and Switzerland sondB it regularly to Ger many. It lengthens the war. Lately 36 vans of com coming from France have gone straight to Germany, be sides other food. It Is too bad to think that while thousands of men dlo to free Europe from the barbarians, Switzerland takes good care to nour ish them. Yesterday I was at the Bureau of the Emigrants, where a Frenchman and an Italian were say ing that they cannot And employment In any hotel on account of their na tionality. The hotel managers are afraid to disgust their German clients."
PETROGRAD STILL CHEERFUL. FREE FROM DRINK AND GERMANS IS LITTLE AFFECTED BY WAR. THEATRES AND MUSIC HALLS IN FULL SWING. Petrograd, July 7. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 September 1915
PETROGRAD STILL . CHEERFUL. FREE FROM DRINK AND GERMANS IS LITTLE AFFECTED BY WAR. THEATRES AND MUSIC HALLS IN FULL SWING. (From a Correspondent.) l'etrograd, July 7. 1 With its "business as usual," its theatres and music halls in full swing, its picturo palaces crowded, its ho tels and restaurants still breathing an atmosphere of luxury and ease, I had imagined London the serenest of all the capitals of the Allies' capitals. But since 1 have arrived in l'etrograd 1 have been lorced to the conclusion that the Russian capital is by far the least afTected, the most amazing of all involved in the European war. That there are indications here that Russia is engaged in the greatest war is true enough. But outwardly I'etro grad bears u less warlike aspect than London. The subdued note struck by the number of women in mourning one may see on the Xevsky Prospect tells its own sorrowful story, and the almost total absence of summertime animation for which Petrograd is fam ous conveys its own...
SHELL PRESSURE CAUSE OF DEATH. Mystery of Soldiers Who Die Suddenly at Front Without Apparent Wounds is Explained. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 September 1915
SHELL PRESSURE CAUSE OF DEATH. Mystery of Soldiers Who Die Suddenly at Front Without Apparent Wounds is Explained. l'arls, July 26.—It lias often been told how soldiers have been found dead, struck down apparently In an instantaneous death, without any out ward sign or wound. It Is now ex plained that the sudden variation of I atmospheric pressure caused by the bursting of French high explosive shells is sufficient to cause instan taneous passing from life to death. This was discovered by an officer who observed the peculiar behavior of an aneroid barometer in a room | near where a big shell had burst, it | was seen that the barometer was &lt; thrown out of gear, and the only con clusion that could be arrived at was that a sudden depression had caused an abnormal 6welllng of the metallic case and displaced the levers. He producing in a laboratory the condi tions necessary to have the same ef fect, it was found that reduction of I pressure of 13.8 inches in mercury was requir...
EUROPE PARTLY ON WATER WAGON. Measures in Many Countries, Adopted Since War Began, Sharply Restrict Sale of Intoxicants. London, July 24. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 September 1915
EUROPE PARTLY ON WATER WAGON. Measures in Many Countries, Adopted Since War Began, Sharply Restrict Sale of Intoxicants. London, July 24. Tho latest official Information avail able as to tho measures which have been taken In other countries with re gard tq tho sale of Intoxicating liquors since the outbreak of the war has been mado public. In Austria-Hungary the hours for tho sale of Intoxicants liavo been limited on ordinary days to between nine o'clock In tho morning and flvo o'clock in the afternoon, and on Sundays and holidays all shops in which liquors only aro sold are closed. More or less absoluto prohibition of the sale of alcoholic liquors to soldiers obtains in sixteen police districts In Denmark, and in somo districts this applies to civilians. The use of pota toes and various kinds of grain In the manufacture of alcohol Is forbidden. Franco forbids tho salo of absinthe. Germany forbids tho sale of spirits to soldiers of all rank In uniform In Borli 1 and In tho Province ...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 September 1915
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES The last man in the world to hear about tho war trudged into Invercar gill (N.Z.) early this month, aud, drop ping his swag on the floor of tho local recruiting olflce, remarked that ho would havo been, round beforo had he known thoro was a scrap on. It transpired that at the beginning of July, 1914, ho stopped off the world by going to Preservation Inlet, at tho extreme bottom end of tho South Is land, on a lone-handed prospecting tour. Ho took 12 months' tucker and arranged with a steamer to drop in with another supply in a yoar's time. Tho craft duly called, and then tho astonished hattor learnt that tho big gest scrap in all history was raging like fury and that ho was the last man on earth to get the news. But ho deserved a better fate than to be landed at a town whore ho couldn't reward himself by buying a pint of beer, two gallons boing tho minimum at Invercarglll.
Kaiser's Jockey Was First War Prisoner. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 9 September 1915
Kaiser's Jockey Was First War Prisoner. Unhappy is the lot of the Kalser'B chief jockey. H1b name is Fred Win ter and he is an Englishman through and through. Once upon a time he was one of the stars at Newmarket, but he left the English turf, at the re quest of Emperor William, to become attached to the imperial stables at 1 Ciraditz. When Winter arrived In Ger many the Kaiser, who is fond of pomp on any and all occasions, solemnly appointed him "Premier Jockey of | His Majesty the Emperor and King." With the resounding title'wont a bril liant uniform which the littlo rider was instructed to wear at all times ex cept when taking part la a race. To top off the proceedings Winter was ceremoniously Installed In his func tions by the grand equerry of the lm 1 perlal court. f This happened last year, a short 1 time before the war broke out. Tlion ! came a day when the "Premier Joc i key of His Majesty the Emperor and ! King" received a visit, not by the grand equerry, but by a corporal'...
Korong Shire Council. The following general business was transacted:—Instructions. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 16 September 1915
Korong Shire Council.. (Continued from Page 3.) The following general business was transacted :— Instructions. By Cr Howe, that engineer inspect and report on the price of forming along main three chains road opposite Mr Barr'a, re-extending the loaming on each end and half chain further, and gravelling the last year's forming, which has been cut up by teams. Cr White, that engineer inspect and report on scour between Blimes' and D. A. Stewart's, near Charlton boundary and have scour on Boundary road, be tween Hound's and Kogerson's, re paired. Have crossings between Baker's and Curnow's and Curnow's and White's properties at Berrimal Have stumps removed on E. and \V. road between Dane's and Blair's, parish of Barrakee. By Cr Kelly, that engineer inspcct and report on main road, Serpentine to lnglewood, on the plains near Salisbury bridge, as it is reported to have some dangerous holes ; also the main road running east and west between Leitch's and Dunlea's, I'owlett Plains. Motions...
Saturday Half Holiday. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 16 September 1915
Saturday Half Holiday It has been decided by the Jl'n ^ of Labor that the following shall be granted the right to *• * any day of the week on which to the weekly half holiday- Al ' e ^ meeting of the State Execut.voano^ in council will be passed them from the Saturday halt ° ^ provision of the Factories :in ' . Act: Boroughs of St. Arnaud,^00 ^ gi, Ararat, Echuca, shire of ^e3' . township of Sw«» Hill and Mwy3
CATTLE. Tuesday, September 11. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 16 September 1915
caltix Tuesday, SepU'r.ib-j I 327 yarded. The yani.-'it; vjl* -J* j up of all description*. with a j-vjw j centat^e of decent and irr&lt;vR bfri.^-i an occasional pen ut tide q.iJil) i~': was ths usual attendance of and graziers, ami the rirst ^ ■■•'; a full of L.1 Ids to l-Z per h&lt;j.a week's ratea, with a teiiiiencv t-' further towards the imJiiu. biJ' towards the end, closing about ; easier than last Tuesday Tb: was more noticeable in meJiuci The market was shortly sjj'p-i.'. any Rood sorts sold reaiily i':-v" quite equal to last week Quotations: Piime weighty bullocks, I-'' ; L37 Prime light bullocks, l l'J U" 10s Kough bullocks, 1.21 17j oJ Prime pens heifers. Mil**. LI' lid Odd prime cow*, !.K> 17s OJ. Li?'1' L20 12s Gd. ST ORES Line bullocks rising li ye:iri, ^er,t frames and colors, but very low, !-• I-ine 3year old heifers, pretty lot, L6 10s Line 2 year old mixed cattle. 5®3 and ordinary, L3 15s.
COMMERCIAL INTELLIGENCE LOCAL PRICES WHOLESALE [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 16 September 1915
LOCAL PRICKS, wijijrp Prime hay /!( Feed oat, ^ -■■■&lt;■' Bran _!s Pollard _is Potatoes, r- , oilcake /j.-,'.,;.:,K Onion- 'u j , ( / - IVndi-,,. r _ Sheep, .-,.0;, was well su,i ■_ Zsat trade, and aid,.;.]["'■&lt; | attendance j.,',..w.' ; opened dull at a ' per head on i;,.: , \"'' i sa,e? proifrt*Js.-:j . ' " / - I brightened up ' closing . . "" . opening. a j she'-f wore ir:. ;. , ' ; ' sheep in the w .. ' ":vV stoies was ii'.t ' ~:: :>fid with the v:v,. ' 'irst-class .-turf. ' T ; to the dec:.! • " ■ ;;1 ■ ; 1 est pens i ii .. , _ i L2 1111 (fi.jlb; j Medium pvii- ,, ...j : I"-' to LI !>; '•est p-.-r.s c: . .. . ■ .... i £2 Is ttaiibsi '' " "• il ; Medium pen.,..... .. . ... "est pens sh..::, ; 53 (id to .il 1!.^ , '^t pens • • . . . , : £1 Gs to £! I :est pvns iv,,., ( .. 1 S« «'d to A't ios Line I ati.i •&lt; , ' with Hidper Lvr.t : coins a; foot, i'j i. i Line t> snd s ti ..t:, ., : per cent marked i., : Ms 3d " I A line similar, . ,,■■■•. ,...
WEDDERBURN Tribute to Fallon Solider Cr White, at [?] [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 16 September 1915
WEDDERBU^ Tributo *° Fallot, Cr White. »• M . *"&lt;% VVh'^. M Koro»K Sbiro t"biHot.,tii.M1„,I11I,,v ;f*>,. who h.vl l.e,.„ UIIH Dardanelles. |[, ..()i^ nn &lt;xtrcio lv overvbi d'0 V"^' ^ ■ hi* fate. (iolence I,l- vnt t., sympathy I.l- i-xi,,. , J.'"'*l"i others who h i l . .•Hid Cr K:iur-.. u. ..... ^ . '-i-, (which wi-t , I'""' ' qtiaintoil njt|, . (j known as i V' : s reyn-tti'.i In,i, """
DURHAM OX. Death of Mrs Angus McPherson. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 16 September 1915
DURHAM OX. Death of Mrs Angus McPhor. son. The death of Mrs Angus M'Pherson, of Durham Ox, took place in Bendigo on Thursday last, under rather pathetic circumstances. The deceased lady, who had been in very delicate health for many years, left for Bendigo a short time before her death to attend the I death-bed of one of her brothers. | Shortly after the burial service was | over, Mrs M'Pherson wrote her husband | and daughters to say she would be leaving for home on Thursday last ; but she was taken ill suddenly and before the letter reached her friends she had passed away. The funeral took place at Durham Ox on Saturday and was largely attended. The Rev. E. Eldridge conducted the burial service. Much sympathy is felt for Mr M'Pher- j son and family in their sad bereavement. |
Progress Association. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 16 September 1915
Progress Association. The monthly meeting of the Pro gress Association was held on Wednesday and a representative attendance was presided over by Mr. A. Sublet, who was appointed vice-president in the place of Dr. Embling, resigned. Various matters of importance were given conside ration to. It was decided to leave the disposition and apportionment of the trees on hand for street planting in the hands of the president and secretary. HAII.WAY COMMISSION Kits' VISIT It was decided to wait upon the Railway Commissioners when paying their annual visit of in spection on Wednesday (yester day) and make requests for certain needful alterations and. improvements at the station. Delays occasioned by trains standing over Vernon street crossing for inordin ately long periods have long been a source of annoyance and in convcniencc so it was decided to ask the Commissioners to take some effective steps for the immediate obviation of the trouble, otherwise, when the wheat carting started it would...
LAKE MARMAL. Mr and Mrs E. Jones, Junr., Farewelled. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 16 September 1915
LAKE MARMAL. Mr and Mrs E. Jones, Junr., Farcwcllcd. The sporting clubs and general public of Manual met in goodly numbers at the local hall 011 Tuesday night. August 3Uth, to mark their esteem for Mr and Mrs E. H. Junes and family, and to spend an evening together prior ti> their departure for their new home at Tutye. The programme was set rolling with a couple of dances, and from then till supper time dances, sjngs, recitations and presentations formed the pro gramme. Mr and Mrs Jones were valued, working in all forward move ments in the district, and as a sport Mr Jones was second to none. The public, as a token ot esteem, presented, per Mr T. Byrne and Mr J. Delmenico, the guests with a silver tea and coffee service on a polished oak tray, suitably inscribed. The cricket club, the mem bers of which had joined in the general presentation, could not let thy chance slip by without expressing in a practical way their appreciation of Mr Jones' services to the club on and off the t...
PRESIDENTIAL SHIVOO. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 16 September 1915
PRESIDENTIAL SHIVOO. Tlic usual presidential function, consequent upon the election of president, took placc at the Wctklcr burn hotel on Monday, when mem bers of tlic Korong Shire Council met together and indulged in the customary felicitations over a social, glass. . Cr. O'Brien (ex-president) proposed the toast of the newly elected president. Me was satisfied that Cr. Johnston would do his best in the interest of the ratepayers and that was all that could be looked for or expected. 11c had already, by his actions in the council, given ample evidence of his ability and desire to promote the welfare of the shire and he felt sure as, he wished, that he would meet with success and have smooth running. He earnestly hoped that his term of oflice would witness a satisfactory ccasation of this cruel struggle that was being waged between nations (applause). The president (Cr. Johnston) thanked Cr. O'Brien for his en couraging words and for the kind manner in which his fellow coun cillors ...
District News. BARRAPORT SOUTH. A Stationery Afternoon. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 16 September 1915
District News. BARRAPORT SOUTH. A Stationery Afternoon. On Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 0, at the Barraport South S.atc school, No. 38tiG, u stationery nfternoon whs held under the guidance of the heai teacher (Miss It. Anyu;), the children bringing ^ifts of writing paper and envelopes f^r the .sol diers. The children rendered items, and afternoon tea was provided !>y a committee of ladies, including Mesdanu-s iS. and T. Lanyon, 1'iccoli, Davis, Vclel loy, liawtliorn, "Wilson, Marshal', M'Millan and Mis.s >'aschki. A very pieasi.'nt afternoon w is spent and resulted in the sending of a big p:ircei to the Stale school depot at Moiiu^ue.
Railway Commissioners'and Local Requirements. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 16 September 1915
Railway Commissioners'and Local Requirements. Tlu: Korong Shire at its meeting, on Monday, appointed a deputation to wait upon the Railway Commis sioners during their visit on Wed nesday evening and this (Thursday) morning in regard to the water supply of the town and also with a view of securing a more conveniently situated crossing to the wheat siding at Weildcrhurii Junction. In re gard to the former matter an under standing was arrived at some two years ago between representatives of the Railways and council for the bet ter service of water to Korong Yale from Railway reservoir but ail agree ment, as a result was never finally entered into by the Depart ment, nor was any satisfactory ex planation given as to the reason for not doing so. It is sought now to secure consent to the dual ratification and adoption of that agreement. Cr. Gray, M.L.A., has been actively interesting himself in the matter and it is due to his interview with officers and his efforts that the deputation has...