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FROM VARIOUS SOURCES [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
FR0M VA^SoJwB Yankee: "TalUr-. ,i ■"••5 about v. why. I onco kiic-.v ,n America who put u„ .M ^ liis Held, an-i u„. n,,\ -Ci*: of It that nnr.r. the flolcl for n";ir!v a ; Mike: i scarecrow in. . , 1 '* P'it 5; 50 r^frc.r, potato field crows tfyat ;. stolen threy pVAato,a CL again. Sl There is a H'- avis? Cmiii;;...! ;im (W.A.) 'V!:o -" loc.il undertaker'. If Australia na = ;l;r1&lt;! to a moment thy e'T'iiu o! | ousht to plaii-1 np ar.>! cheers for th»; lias "pot then:" At i»,t W; . heard of the t( urls*~ '-v';;o trit-. * State to Still-- t>..: stunt.' but tfiii was -4 of another *>•?.&lt;•. li&lt;> livvl us.. in the wllii i:> >•!•..! r;. »•»>»& tr^' ' Hediaiid, tin.- r»2i«.n vim \i* • inanVchtht talki :co:e ;-u • fellow dialect thm lr: Kr,clU>. i news of th-: war -ii.aiy to him. till-; IHV.J'.ttt pa&lt;-te&lt;!! iled to tlii' wrrfe-1 to; or walked innst »'. ?.av in* sandy tern •ir'-trh«. t* iffected wiili iili...
Korong Shire Council. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
Korong Shire Council. Tlio usual nirnthly meeting of the Korong Shiro Council was held on Mon day. Present.—Cr» Johnston (President). Thomas, Gray, Kiniry, White, Andrews. Howe, Kelly and O'Brien. Corrcspondonco. From John J. Cilhill, Clerk of Petty Sessions, forwardiill! ''Iieque I'or X"- 10s, moiety of tines imposed at Korong Vale and Wedderbtirn during September.— Received. From F. J. I'etterd, Wedderburn, drawing attention to the fart that not withstanding that the reservoir was full lie could get no water, which, seeing that he paid his rates, was not as it should be. lie understood that, others are in the same position.—Matter attended to. Cr IS ray stated that the trouble was eause.l by having lrilf im;h pipes. From It. Houpc, secretary Wedderburn A.N.A., drawing attention to the unsafe state of bridge across the creek altilenal hyn. This complaint was made in view of the picnic which A.N. \. branches were holding at. Alt. Korong towards the end of the month. j The Engineer t...
NORTHERN DISTRICT STANDARD with which is incorporated the Boort Standard, Korong Valc Lance. and Quambatook Herald. Interesting reading matter will be found on our sixth page. Thursday, October 14. Australian Loans. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
NORTHERN DISTRICT STANDARD with which is incorporated the Boort Standard, KorongValc Lancc. and Quam batook Herald. I Interesting reading matter will be | found on our sixth page. Thursday, October 14. Australian Loans. For the first time the Premiers of the Australian States have met, have conferred with the Federal Treasurer, and have gone their several ways unrcfreshcd by any golden shower. The fact is significant. Up to this, the people of the Commonwealth have fared like spoilt children of the gods. There has been an almost unprecedented drought, a quite un | preccdentcd war, but, so far as the financial prosperity of Australian citics goes, the latter went far to neutralise and to conceal the effects of the former. Just at the crucial moment Great Britain volunteered a loan of ^24,000,000, and though the vast sum went unproductively in war expenditure, it made present employment for manufacturers and their employes, created keen demand at high prices fur all the primary produc...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
In Momoriam. SlcLliNNAN.—A tribute of rcspcct to the memory of my dear friend, i'rtvate Angus McLennan (!;Uc of East Boort). Died in Kgypt 17th September of wounds received in Dardanelles. Australia called to her children. Called tliem in honor's name. Dear Aiigie gave his life for an answer. That's how lie played the ijame. —Inserted l>v his sorrowing friend, G.Gny.
FACT and COMMENT. Doll Raffia. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
FACT and COMMENT. Doll Raffia. The bride doll, re-donatcd by Mr W. Mason, of Durham Ox, to be raffled at one penny a member for children, was won by Miss Stella Clarkson. Girls' Friendly Soclaty. On Sunday last at St. Andrew's Church of England, Boort, the Itev F. E. Lewin admitted four new members to the Girls' Friendly Society, viz.: — Florence Lackmann, Nellie Gemmell, ! Hilda Iverson, and Kosa Sharp. j Accounts. The accounts in connection with the comedy, "The Piivate Secretary," have not yet been finally adjusted The gross takings are between £lt> and -C17, and it is anticipated that the net prolit wili be approximately £13. Details will be published in a future issue. Wedding. A very pretty wedding was solem nised at the Borung Presbyterian Church by the moderator of the district — Rev E. Eldridge-yesterday, when Mr P. S. Coghill was united in matri mony to Miss IS L. Bremner A full report will appear later ] Resignation. At a special meeting of the committee of the Anglica...
"POOR OLD THIRD BRIGADE." DOCTOR'S TOUCHING STORY. LESSON FOR THE "KNUTS." [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
"POOR OLD THIRD BRIGADE." DOCTOR'S TOUCHING 8TORY. LESSON FOR THE "KNUTS." A modical officer of the 3rd Light Horse Brigade, commanded by Bri gadier-General F. 0. Hughos, tolls In n letter to a trleud In Melbourne, writ ten on August IB. a touching story of the fate of the brigade: — "There has been heavy lighting at Anzac, attended by very heavy Aus tralian casualties," ho Bays. 'The poor old 3rd Light Horse Brigade has practically ceased to exist, having been reduced in a few hours from 1COO to about 250 sound men. The Kth. 9th and 10th Regiments" field ambulance and brigade train were all included. Of these the groat majority were kill ed outright. The Turks used bombs, machine guns ami shells on our woun ded. Before starting work our bear ers lost seven men out of 37. In the llrst half-hour of an awful night two were killed and one very badly woun ded. "Do people in Australia realise just what an awful time their boys are having in the tiring line? They liave been three and a ha...
ACME OF SENSATION. IMPRESSION OF BAYONET CHARGE. MURDER IN YOUR VEINS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
ACME OF SENSATION. IMPRESSION OF BAYONET CHARGE. MURDER IN YOUR VEINS. "Wo caught the weasals asleep and wo pulled (heir tnlls," remarked Pri vate Allen Waters, who returned re cently from tho front. "That means that in a charge wo made on Hill 971, on the extreme left of the line, wo surprised tho Turks in their sleep, and as they emerged from their dug-outs we pounded them through. Wo got right In on them before they know that we had loft our trenches. We took possession pf several machine guns, including one gentleman whom we had nicknamed 'Beachy Bill.' We called him that because every time any of our men moved towards the beach this machine-gun was turned on them. We dreaded it, and we wore glad to have it on our side. "It was a successful chargo, though I was in others that were hotter. Bay onet charges ara the. acme of sensa tion. You have not the slightest fear of bullets. Murder flows In your veins. Your eyes are bulging with It for days afterwards. You dream about it for w...
AUSTRALIA AND CANADA HOW THEY RESPONDED. Commonwealth Ahead in Men. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
AUSTRALIA AND CANADA HOW THEY RESPONDED. Commonwealth Ahead In Men. Constantly Australia Is being told to look at Canada as an example of what a loyal Dominion can do lu war ser vice. So far as materials are con cernei the Commonwealth lags behind, but when the human element la con sidered wo have nothing to be asham ed of. Some months ago the London papers annoiinced that Canada had a liugo army in training, but it has since been proved that the total men tioned was the number of men under arms, Includlug citizens drilling for homo defence. As a matter of fact, up to August 7 Canada had sent 78,000 men to the front. That fact was ofllcially stated by the Prime Minister (Mr. Borden) at a dinner given In his honor in Lon don last month. People who say un kind things about Australia in thljs connection evidently overlook two Im portant points—that Canada's popula tion is nearly twice as largo as our own, and that its proximity to the United States enables it to largely re cruit from t...
MAKING PEOPLE MARRY [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
MAKING PEOPLE MARRY The idea of compulsory marriage has been suggested a number of times, particularly in countries like Fiance, where the birth-rate is going down so (juiclcty. The last time it was serious ly suggested was In the Austrian- town of Trieste, the place for which the Ital ians are fighting. One of the town councillors tried to get a law passed that on a certain day all spinsters ol l!5 and men of 30 should present them selves at the various local government offices, have their nameB drawn from an urn two at a time and the couples so chosen should be compelled to mar ry one another. Luckily for Tries 'Inns, the scheme was'negatived. Smart Constable (to lost child): What's your name? Lost Child: I do-o-n't kno-o-ow. Smart Constable: Where do you live? Lost Child: I do-o-n't kno-o-ow. Smart Constable: ,Where do you buy sweeties? Lost Child: Mrs. Marshall's. Identified accordingly. Dressmaker (admiring new dress): ( What a 'beautiful fit! i Customer: Yes; and. what a beau ...
LONDON LETTER. Carmelite House, London, August 21, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
LONDON LETTER. Carmelite House, London, - August.21,. 1915. - In the short spells of sunshine that coma between the rain the beauty of the countryside reveals itself. 1 spent one morning during the last week-end tramping across some twenty odd ' miles of country-side in the Eastern countries. The hedges and heaths ' were one mass of wild ilowers. Honey, suckle was particularly abundant, climbing and flowering freely over every hedge. The blackberry bushes were almost weighed down with fruit. Flowers of a hundred varieties, the wild flowers oT I'nglnnd, bloomed with luxuriance. Whore ordinary flowers could not flourish the heather was in full flower, making some of the heaths masses of purple. na ;ie whirred up from one s feet. The proMem of what to do with the game is a serious one one in many parts. The owners of the coverts are mostly at the war. The tradition that' hangs around iiamo—a tradition that gce.> deep down in Eng lish life—prevents leave being given to villagers to d...
CORRESPONDENCE. A RETURNED SOLDIER. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
| CORRESPONDENCE. A RETURNED SOLDIER. To the Editor. Just a line, Mr Editor, to remind the Boort townspeople of a duty they have neglected. A few days ago one of our soldiers (Private Hindson) returned wounded from the front, the first to to this district, an'i I think the least the people of Boort cou'd have done wag to accord him a welcome of some kind. If our late hero -the Rev G. A Stewart —had been alive, and in this district, such a thing as this would not have escaped his eyes. One of our leading townesmen remarked at a send-off given this young fellow—" And when you come hack we will greet you with open arms and give you a reception I am sure you will be worthy of." A fine reception he got. I wonder will they all get the same reception?— Yours, Ac., P. D. STRATON. Boort, Oct 13. [If tho facts are correct as stated by i our correspondent. then a decided re flection hai been cast on the ppjaker who made the remarks referred to.— Ed "N.D S."]
An Ancient Fish. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
An Ancient Fish. Mr. Kicliard Le Galllennc, the poet, whose war poems are so much In de mand Just now, is well known for Ills wit. Mr. Le Gaillenne Is not a very ereat admirer of the catering at English inns. Some time ago he strolled into a certain hostelry and ordered dinner. While lie was en gaged in eating Ills meal the land lord came In and said: "The great Dook of Marlborough oncc sat in that chair you're sitting in, sir" "Is that so?" asked the poet. "Yes, sir: and tho great Dook of Marlborough once drunk 'Is beer out of tho same mug as you're drlnkln' out of." "And I'll bet," said Mr. Le Gai llenne, as ho rose to take his depar ture, "that .the great Duke of Marl borough refused to eat this chicken!" Farmer's Son (golf mad): You must acknowledge, father, that it re quires a great deal of skill to drive a hall a hundred yards. HIb Father: Rubbish! It doesn't re-1 quire half uB.much skill ns it doea to | drive a pig fifty feet!
COMIC PROFESSORS. TERRITORY GERMANY "MUST HAVE." Vision of a Thumping Indemnity. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
COMIC PROFESSORS. TERRITORY GERMANY "MUST HAVE." Vision of a Thumping Indemnity. The "Berner Tagwaclit" publishes tho following from Berlin: The Agra t-ians and Industrials who In Juno drew up a violent profession of an nexationist faith have gathored dis ciples among a group of professors and intellectuals who have elaborated a manifesto signed by the following: Meinlcke, l'rofessor of History, Ber lin- Oucken, Professor of History, Hei delberg; Kirdorf, Director-General of Mines, Gclsenklrchen; Schumacher, Professor of Political Economy; Kclcheuau, Imperial Minister (?); von Schwerin, President of tho Municipal Council of Frankfort; Seeberg, Pro fessor of Theology, Berlin; Schaefer, Professor of History, Berlin. The manifesto declares that Ger many, notwithstanding the might of her numerous people, never thought of expanding her European frontiers and kept the peace up to tho extreme limits of tho national interest and honor. Germany peaceably pursued her trade on the world's mark...
HOW I FOUGHT A BATTLEPLANE. VIVID STORY OF AIR TACTICS. Our Mastery in Speed and "Climb." [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
HOW I FOUGHT A BATTLE PLANE. VIVID STORY OF AIR TACTICS. 'Our Mastery in'Speed and "Climb." I3y an Observer attached to tho Royal Flying Corps. An hour after daybreak I was fol-1 lowing the enemy's linos of communi cation for thirty miles behind his I trenches.. For half an hour we plough ed and labored back, making varving progress. A a" we nea red the lines the I "Archies" (anti-aircraft guns) made more deliberate and better practice, I bnt we'managed' to outmanoeuvre I them. About 2000ft. below us on the I right was a bank of ground mist as cending rapidly. I examined this carefully through glasses and sudden ly caught Bight of n machino just with- | lu the .outer .fringe of tho bank. He I was ascending rapidly in a sleep up ward spiral. He was travelling | against the wind at a pace which ! seemed a trifle faster than our3. As he got clear of the cloud bank he bent over again into a spiral and Ills crosses (tho German mark) were ' plainly visible. His shape was now discernible, ...
MIRRORS ON SUBMARINE "WOULD MAKE WAR TYPE INVISIBLE." [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
MIRRORS ON SUBMARINE "WOULD MAKE WARTYPE INVISIBLE." Patrick Keenan, of Denver, U.S., pro poses to make small boats and sub marines completely Invisible when on the surface and thus to render help less the Dreadnought and modern le viathans which the nations are now building In their struggle for control of the seas. A few months ago Hiram Maxim gave out an Interview in which ho Eald that he hoped to obtain complete in visibility for the suuinarlne, even when It was running along the surface. Kee nan read and smiled, for already he had applied for a patent on an in ! vention which he believed covered 11 ho ground. Briefly, Keenan's idea 1b to clothe the portion of the submarine above | the surface with a mirror which wll' reded only the water beneath It, and at a distance of a few yards would give the appearance of virgin sea. I Keenan conducted his experiments , in City Park. A short time ago he 1 erected in the middle of the lake a ; large mirror, Inclined to reflect the , water. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
For Children's Hacking Cough at Night, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, la Od. DONT TK1FI-E WITH IT. Do not fail to keep a bottle of Cham berlain's i.'olic and Diarrhoea Remedy on hand during the summer, for bowel complaint is always prevalent during the hot months and is too dangerous to be trifled with. This is especially true when young children are attacked with it. A"dose or two of Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea Remedy will place the trouble within control and perhaps save a life. It has never been known to fail even in the severest cases and its cost is not beyond anyone.—Sold by all ■tores Boort and Quambatook.
Destructive Fire at Lake Meran. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
Destructive Fire at Lake Meran. On Sunday iust a lire occurred at Lake Meran, when Mr William Ritchie'3 large and comfortable resilience was burnt to the ground. Mrs Ritchie and the young children only wore at home j at the time. Mrs Ritchie had returned , from a visit to her brother-in-law's place —an adjoining farm house—and had only been in tier own place a few minutes when one of the children in formed her that a piano case which stood under the verandah was on fire. She rushed oil! and found that this was a fact, and at once ran for a bucket of water and was about to throw it on to the burning ease, which was blazing up fiercely, when one of the children called out, "The baby, the baby!" Mrs Ritchie dropped the bucket and rushed into the house, which was then on fire, just in time to save the baby, who was sleeping peacefully on the bed. The house by this time was ablaze, and if she had delayed rescuing the child for a single irinute there would have been no hope. As it was, Mr...
Kerang Co-operative Butter Factory. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 14 October 1915
Kerang Co-operative Butter Factory. The report of the directors of the Kerang Co-operative Butter Factory Go for the six months ended 31st July states that owing to the severity of the drought the figures in the half-yearly balance-sheet showed a marked di crease compared with the corresponding period of previous years, but with the ; improved prospects thev are hopeful of attaining normal conditions in the near future. The quantity of cream received was 7t>,9411b., making 3&lt;>,&lt;!921b butter, for which the high average of Is fi.jd i perlh was paid for all first-class butter fat. The quantity of ice manufactured was 22[ tons. The following figures indicate the volume of business trans acted by the company since its incep tion in July, 1905—Butter manufac tured 26-15 tons, ice manufactured 54G tons, amount paid to cream suppliers £210,873 Is 3d, bonuses to suppliers ! £4190 3s 9d, dividends £985 5e lid, turnover C 278,401 Gs Sd.