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Liberals at Variance. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
Liberals at Variance. As the direct result of ciVcclivc and continuous organisation, the Liberal Party achieved a unique victory at the General Election held last year. Sir Alexander Peacock was returned to ofiice with a two to one majority behind him, and that when in the Commonwealth and all the other States Labor was gaining office. Liberals outside Parliament had sacrificed very much to secure this triumph ; to many, probably to nearly all of them the two party system in the rigid form Labor has forccd on Australia is distasteful, and the machine is abhorrent. Even the comparatively mild discipline which any effective organisation de mands is apt to irritate veterans who spent their early manhood fighting to win the freedom of the individual. But the wholesale nationalisation of industries on lines which pro mised the wage earners all the pro fits and relieved them of all the responsibilities, threatened bank ruptcy in character as in cash. So Sir Alexander Peacock was placcd in...
District News. WEDDERBURN. A Visitor. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
District News. WEDDERBURN. A Visitor. The Kev. Ebbs, the secretary of the Church nf England Missionary Associa tion, paid a visit to Weddrrburn re cently. A number oi church (oik met him ut un evening given in his honor by .Mrs Leek, itt her residence. The guest was introduced by our vicar, the Kov E. E. Lewin, and gave n short, address on iho work and aim of missionaries. On the Sunday the Kov Ebbs preached in the morning anil evening, addressed the Sunday s:hool scholars, and also gave an instructive and interesting lecture, illus trated by lautcru views, oil India, Egypt, and Palestine. Altogether he spent an active week end here. Mining. At the a ljiiumcd meeting oi the tipnngwell Ollraiu Milling Co. held on the IHtii ins:., it was decided by the shareholders pr.sent to prospect round in Hie hope oi sinking a payable lode. Prosbytorian Church. iiiu Kev .loiica ha.-, ocon placcu in charge ul the Hediier.iun Presbyterian Church uiul siiiioiltuling ilistiicls. 11c tine a tew weci.s...
FACT and COMMENT. Papers. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
FACT and COMMENT. Papers. At the council meeting yesterday Cr Malonc referred to the fact that the Railway Commissioners were not ful filling their promise in bringing the papers along on the trolly daily past Jioort, and he, therefore, moved that the Commissioners' attention be drawn to the matter. The motion was secon ded by Cr Weaver, and carried. A Warning. The Lands Department has baen in tormed that certain agents have been offering to buy hay for early delivety. Farmers over whose crops the Govern ment holds a lien, are warned that such transactions, unless sanctioned by the Minister of Lands, are violations of the lien. 1 Railway Extonsions. The Ultima Progress League has taken steps to keep the claims of the Manangatang-Euston proposed railway extension before the States Koyal Commission appointed to inquire into the question ol border railways. Not unlj should the Muiiangatung line be pushed on to and across the Murray, but tl'.e ^eu Lake-N'andaly-Kul will railway should h...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES The Australian Is unquenchable at all times. The brother of a chap who is doing his little bit at the front re ceived a letter from him last week in which ho casually mentions that ho is doing well despite a bit of Turkish mincemeat In his heel and another In his back. The pith of his letter Is that ho encloses £1 to bo expended In buy ing him a ticket in "Tatt's" on the Cup, live bob in the local pub sweep, and what's left for the best procur able double on Derby and Cup. The ruling spirit, strong even in war.— "Tnblo Talk." 1 remember, I remember. The house where 1 was born; The little window where the sun Came peeping in at morn. You'd hardly know the old place now, For dud is up to date, And the farm is sclontilic From the back lot to the gate. The house and barn are lighted With bright acetylene, Tho engine In the laundry Is run by gasoline. Wo have silos, we have autos, We have dynamos nnd things; A telephone for gossip, And a phonograph thai sings. Tho hi...
SOLDIER'S SEARCH For SON DRUMMER BOY'S DEATH AT THE DARDANELLES. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
SOLDIER'S SEARCH For SON DRUMMER BOY'S DEATH AT THE DARDANELLES. News of tho death of a drummer boy who was sought In vain by his father, a private in the same regiment I at the Dardanelles, has been received at Newbridge, Kildare, says tho "Free man's Journal." Although Drummer Rodney Ahern and his father were both in Alexandria Tor some hours at tho same time in their different com panies, and anxious to see each other, they did not meet. Neither did they meet later in the fighting line. In a letter to his mother in Ireland, Drum mer Ahern says— "I am very sorry that I missed my father nt Alexandria Docks. He went up to tho divisional base to see me. I did not know that the Dublins were there at the time or I should have gone down to see. him. I cannot go myself and inquire for him at pre sent Most probably he will come up to see me one day. I hope wo will have luck and meet soon." Tho boy was wounded shortly alter I wards and died without seeing hla tether.
THE INVISIBLE AEROPLANE GERMANY'S NEW WEAPON. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
THE INVISIBLE AEROPLANE GERMANY'S NEW WEAPON. By Frederick A. Talbot, Author of "Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War. Ono ol the latest illustrations 01 Teuton enterprise nnd activity in military flight operations is what has already been callod the "invisible aeroplane." Apparently tho latest machines ol this class, described as having trans parent wings or planes, arc either small fast biplanes or monoplanes, classed together as Aviatlks. The transparent wing serves to offer a further instance of Teutonic In genuity in the application of a substi tuta for the generally accepted ar ticle. The declaration of cotton as contraband must exercise a far-reach ing influence upon tho production of material suited to tho wings; but for Borne time past Gorman airmen have maintained that a textile was far from being the most satisfactory medium for this purpose. Thereupon tho Teuton embarked upon a new line of research to remedy tho deficiency and the invisible warplane is the re sult. Celluloid...
WHERE SELF-DENIAL PAID. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
WHERE 3ELF-DENIAL PAID. Of all the narrow escapes from death during tho recent fighting, one of tho most miraculous is that recorded of a young British officer. In a stiff engagement he was shot, the bullet, which went within an inch of a vital part, passing clean through his body. So little was he Inconvenienced, however, by the mishap, that he per sisted in riding on horseback to the nearest hospital to get the wound dressed, and absolutely refused to take a place in the ambulance wag gon, which was badly required for more urgent cases. On the road to the hospital that same ambulance waggon" and its hu man burden toppled over into the river, and all In it were drowned. The outlook in the coal trade ap pears to be exceedingly black.
LONDON LETTER. Carmelite House, London, September 11, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
LONDON LETTER. Carmelite House," London; September 11, 1915. The weather keeps splendid. Sep tember Is more than making up for the rains and the depression of Aug ust. The days are certainly colder, but'the air is brisk and invigorating. The sky is clear and sunny, and both town and countryside are to-day at their very best. The sustained good weather has transformed the pros pects of the farmers, and even the hay crop has boon saved. Our gar dens are one muss of color. The Lon don parks are a sheer delight, and the dry, clean struct:-, crowded with peo ple, present a picture of animation which would amaze some of those for eign critics who believe that our day is done. It is ditlicult to realise, as one walks through Hie streets of the West End on these autumn evenings, that we are in the midst 01" a struggle for life. London dees not purade its sorrows or its los. es. Very many of our families are in mourning, but you see llile crape in the streets. Some sections of our middle-cla...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
Public Notice. For Sale. ACRES freehold. 7 miles from rj t£\J Echuca, 2 miles from school and post office; well fen:ed and subdi vided ; dam ; splendid feed. Four pounds acre quick sale. J. E. l.ETHLEAN". Agent, Korong Vale. For Sale. SECOND-HAND Oat Sacks. Ambercane Seed (sweet). Seed Potatoes, Hinder Twine, now to hand W. H EI.I.IOTT. For Sale. AHORNSBY (kerosene) Oil En Kino, 3>-&lt; li.p. Nearly new. In thorough order: £52 10s cash. Apply A. W, RlNDfiTi, 8 Cowderoy-stieet, St Kilda. P.S.—Any A sent effecting a sale will rcceive 5 per cent. commission. Money to Lend. THE Koronp: Villi; A.N.A. has !'£■&lt;U to lend, at *> por cent Apply J* II. Grcijr. W. J I eech. or P. Manlein, Jun. Shire of Gordon. FAREWELL! NO SOLDIERS. THEREBY convene a Public Meeting, to 1 -ir l'.t-ld in the Mechanics' Hall, )),„,r, :il .s p.rn. u:i \\Vd'K'&lt;day, November ;rd" to'1 oiisider the b-st v.-av of giving effect t„ the district Y. appreciation in the depaitutc and «cc...
STILL GOING STRONG. AUSTRALIA AND HER PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
STILL GOING STRONG. AUSTRALIA AND HER PEOPLE. Despite the late unlamented drought, the war anil the despondency mon gers, Australian population shows a net increase of 11,845 in the June August quarter. If we can develop at this rate under war conditions, what will wo do when peace comes? There will be the repatriation of 70,000 troops or so to start with. On top of that will come many thousands of British soldiers and back of that the liberated stream of general immigra tion which has been banked up by the war. And It is an interesting and cheering faot that the birthrate is slowly improving. Let them all come. Wo can absorb them If only we have courage to work and rise to the oppor tunity oI Industrial expansion.
IN LILLE BY NIGHT. GERMAN'S OWN ACCOUNT OF A DRIVE TO THE TRENCHES. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
IN LILLE BY NIGHT. j GERMAN'S OWN ACCOUNT OF A DRIVE TO THE TRENCHES. Wc tako the following description of a motor-car drive from Lille (the Manchester of Franco) to La Bassee from tlio "Berlinor Tageblatt." By Bernard Keliermann (War Correspondent of the "Berliner Tagoblatt"). At six o'clock in the afternoon the Inhabitants of Lille disappear from the streets. At 9 o'clock it Is night and Lille is dead city. A lighted window with voices be hind it is rare. My footsteps oclio. A policeman soldier in fleld-grey, with the black, white, and red arm-band (Prussian colors), crecps past the shut, dark houses. A bicycle patrol slips silently through the streets. A lew belated officers pass. Wo could wamler for hours through street and boulevard; not a soul moves. Lille sleeps. Out of the night comes the noise of guns. It can be heard quito plain ly, every single shot. Tlio trenches are so near. There is a hit, falling, banging like .1 drum. A series of shots and then a rolling thunder. Now...
Scotch Play in Melbourne. "A SCRAPE O' THE PEN." [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
Scotch Play in Melbourne. "A SCRAPE 0' THE PEN." One need not be a ".Mac" to acquire a keen relish for "A Scrape o' the I'en," which Mr. and Mrs. Graham Mof fat will present at the Princess Thea tre 011 Saturday, October 30 (Derby night). Into his charming little study, depicting Scotch life as it was some forty years ago, Mr. Moffat has traced in the characters with fidelity, thread ing humor and pathos with an adroit touch and making an appeal that is universal. He takes as his theme the old custom prevailing in Scotland marriage by the plighting of troth be fore witnesses. Jean Lowther, young and impetuous, marries in secret Alex. Ingles, a ne'er-do-well, on the eve of his departure for Africa. The bride groom was in duty bound to another, who dies after leaving a little daugh ter, whom tho Ingles folk bring up. Jean placidly ignores her marriago with Alex, and later weds Hugh Men zies, farm manager for tho Ingles. Some five years elapse, when Alex re turns to his old home and de...
HEROES OF ANZAG BAND OF BROTHERS. AUSTRALIAN AS A FIGHTER. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
HEROES OF ANZAG BAND OF BROTHERS. AUSTRALIAN AS A FIGHTER. The fame of the men who fought nt Anzac will never dlo. An intimate picture of these Australians and Now ZeaianderB who contested the most ferocious soldiers' light since Inker man is given in the following account by an Australian officer who fought with them and got to love them as a band of brothers. The Australian soldier is often said to be lacking in discipline. Well, it all depends what you call discipline. Let me give you an example. When we landed tho men were ordored to ad vance with fixed bayonets and do the work with the cold steel. They were not to fire unless it was absolutely ne cessary. Days attcrwards we found. some of our men out in the bad coun try around Quinn's l'ost dead with their rifles beside them; the bayonet fixed, and not a round fired. They had obeyed orders until tho last, because they were orders. They must have had innumerable temptations to loose off their rifles, but thoy died like soldiers,...
At Borung. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
At Borung. On Tuesday last Borung's tirst two volunteers came homo on final leave, and the public were determined not to see the boys leave for the front without some little presentations. The notice l>oing sliort, and as the euchre party had been formerly advertised fur Friday evening, it was decided to mako tlui pre sentations ou that date. The euchre partv was first held, the winners of which wore: -Gent.'s prize, military brashes, the gift of Mrs Wills, was won by Mr •lohn Andrews, who presented it to the local lied Cross Branch to be disposed of by rattling. It brought in XI 7h fld, and was wmi by Miss Kiilcr, of Serpentine. The ladies' priz •, a cushion, the gift of Mrs Smith, was won by Miss Bromner. The bojby prizes, the gift of Miss ■ Spahiing, were won by Miss I). Smith and Mr Hica respectively. The nii"-t important function ever celebrated in the local hull, then followed. It was the mailing of presentations to our voung volunteers — Privates It*. Andrews and W. Koilav...
SOLDIERS FAREWELLED. BOORT AND DISTRICT REPRESENTED. SUITABLE PRESENTATIONS MADE. At Barraport. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
-g^DlERS FAREWELLED. BOOR! AND DISTRICT REPRESENTED. SUITABLE PRESENTATIONS MADE. At Bancaport. onvivialitv, good humor and Har are the chief features that WOn!Lt«) the pend-ofT to Private Jack pUI1C, of Barrnport, at the Barraport Pll'n"c,,t0 school on Monday evening;. ;f ;.ac a large attendance, which ITded a Rood percentage of school T Jn nnd the youngsters thorouRhly C',! .^'the entertainment. The school ePj0>cuitably decorated with national ?hlom« 11,0 soci:l1 was mnrkcd f?iha" enthusiastic spirit - the esteem appreciation in which the good of Barraport held Private Towns HLine the evening he was presented inth a wristlet watch, whilst musical wore interspersed with appro r_iatc 5|H.»ccho^ M W H Elliott was unanimously to the chair and was exceedingly : m,(I bright in that position He audience in the best of Rood irhvU-llinK stories that delighted tto youngsters immensely. lie was m . • n i.imirable chairman. Inferring fr P.0SI Of the evening he said. . ,,,,, ! to do honor t...
At Yando. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
At Yando. Privutvs J. Slattcr and L. uI'Donuld wero cntortuined ui a farewell KOL-iai by the residents of Yando on Monday nignt. Th3 Methodist Chuicb was filled, many being unable to Rain admittance. The ™°otin(» opened with the National £nthom Cr Barnos, Provident of tho "hiro, took the chair, and briefly ex plained the purpose of the gathering. Thoy lmd met to do honor to two local boys who were shortly to leave for the front, and lie was also "leased to sen Cor poral Bnrrowes. from Canary Island, present. The fine gathering showed how popular they wore iir the district. As president of the shire he. had to thank them for the stand fhev had taken, and the shire was proud of them. He had known tlietn all their lives, and he iva&lt; sure they would uphold the best tradi tions of Aiistrdin. He presented each of thorn, on behalf &lt;>f the Ymi'lo residents, with a wristlet watch and a wallet. Mr W. ,T Kirk, head teacher of the Yando school, said he was pleased to ad...
At Boort. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 28 October 1915
I At Boort. j At the Bofirt Institute on j Tuesday ovoiiin^ 11 farowi'!! sncial 'v.isU-n- : iI^riL,i Private's 31 * I 'oiia'tl, V"'«*ms. ; M'Luren, Slatu-r rmd \Veih«!rii:t prior in ilifir 'ioj.'a:-;v:iv f-a M«.-!l,ouiri i.n i»niU> f*>r tlio frmK 1 h&lt;ic was a laru'O aUoudan-o and tho chair wn-; occupied liv the Kw. , uho wis |nTitj(i en tii,. platform i>y Crt* WVavo' I and Caf>]r, Uj/- m.>M pro'.iiiH'i". ]i i-i;ion.> mi lii ■iu'o. > Duriri; tin- i tY::v~'iiue:it.t '.sen limul-d rouui'i. ii music.i. pio^ranimi- i'.n~ y oiu- tiir&lt;«!i.| suit.itil" pfi-outstioiis made to > :n;!i tjf '.In' ii. p.irtini: . &lt; Tii-lirv. 11icli.'it.*:i - ii 1 tfn: th«-v h:i 1 assembled m i,i,t farewell t" the %&lt;»!i 11 ^ soldiers iA tin- i.i'.vn and district who Ii .'1 abs'.ui.d :hc c.ii] duly. ,'hc\ ! win.' iii.l.-. .1 pr.iii 1 •>'. ih.ni, and i!0 wished i!i> in (I'-J r/it: &lt;1 and ,i safe ! r.ti'.rn t.onic. Mir > h uaeter...