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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
Baby lips are taught to prattle " Woods' Great Peppermint Cure 1" In the midst of life's big battle Drink Woods' Peppermint Cure. Hare you cough or cold or wheezing: ! Do yon spend your time in sneezing ! Stop the tickling and the teasing With Woods' Peppermint Cure,
MORE BOYS AFTER BATTLES. Curious Results of Great Wars. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
MORE BOYS AFTER BATTLES. Curious Results of Great Wars. In England there are, according to the last census, 1068 females to every 1000 males. In other words, women in these islands outnumber men by nearly 1,000,000. In most civilised countries the case is similar. Women are in a consid erable majority. Among the few European exceptions are the Alban ians and Montenegrins. Both these are warlike races, which, even in times of peace, constantly carry arms. In both cases men are slight ly more numerous than women. Among the Afghans and the hill tribes ol Northern India, where tribal vendettas are always raging, the case is the same. There, where men are constantly meeting with violent ends, it might well be supposed that women would be in a considerable majority. This is not the fact, for Mother Nature balances matters, and the proportion of boy babies born ex ceeds girl babies by nearly five to four. After the Franco-German War of 1870, it was noticed that in both countries for some y...
Smythesdale News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
A well-attended meeting of the com mittee of the Red Cross Society was held on Thursday eveuing : the Mayor, Cr M'Menamin, in the chair. Miss B. M'Donald has secured a first-class company, comprising the leading artists of Ballarat, to give a concert on Tuesday in aid of the Society. The editor of " Ederylady's Journal" has hit upon a war puzzle contest along original lines, with £100 in prizes. The editor has issued a list of some thousands of places that have come into more or less prominence in the war zone, these places being chosen from maps published in " The Times History of the War " in volume form, and, therefore, authentic. At the head of the names in each coun try is a brief explanation of the principle governing their pronunciation, with the correct pronunciation given in brackets after the place. This puzzle-list is worth obtaining if for no other purpose than that of knowing how these various names should be pronounced. The amusement, however, in connection with this p...
Not Defined. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
Not Defined. "There, lad, 'tis a bonnie lass you have married, and I wish you both joy," said the old minister, as he gazed at the beaming faces of the young couple he had just united. "You're getting to the end of all your troubles, now," he added, en couragingly, to the bridegroom. Time went on, as time will, and a few months later the old minister met the young fellow who had started matrimony with such a smiling face. "You look pretty miserable, my friend," said he. "Well, I might," came the sulky answer. "I thought you told me in the church as 'ow I'd got to the end of all my troubles." "Ah, so I did, lad," said the minis ter", with a glimmer in his eye; "but I didn't say which end!" "Who do those pigs belong to, my lad?" "Weel, they belong to that theer big sow." "No, my boy. I mean who is the master of them?" "Weel, that theer little 'un 'e's a beggar fer fighting!"
Browns and Scarsdale Borough Council. Monday, 7th June. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
Browns and Scarsdale Borough Council. Monday, 7th Jane. Present: Mayor J. Daniel, CJrs A. A. Edgar, S. Statton, J. Wilkinson, R. Louden, and D. M. Aisbett. COBBESPONDENCE. From a firm of printers, bringing unker the notice of the council their " Roll of honor " designed for inscribing the names of district volunteers to the war.—Design to be inspected, and if suitable, a copy to be procured. From Borough of Smytbesdale, asking if the council is prepared to pay half cost of purchase, erection, and up-keep of an oil lamp on the main road near the boundary of Smythesdale.—It was deci ded not to accede to the request. From H. W. Moore, Land Survey Department, re the application of M. A. Cracknall to purchase an area near the railway station, Newtown. This includes an old unused road, on which is erected a house.—The Mayor and Town Clerk to make enquiries before any action is taken. FINANCE. The treasurer's report showed that the credit balance at the bank was £47 15s. Accounts amounting...
Cycling and Motor Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
V Motor cycle builders have learnt a lot from cycle makers, and there are one or two details in which makers of pedal cycles might reciprocate by taking a leaf oat of the motor-cycle man's book. Qnite a few motor cycles are now fitted with pin-axles, which enable the rider to remove the wheels almost instantan eously. Several variations of this de vice are available, and it is not compli cated to make or use. In France, all the road racing cycles are so constructed and the arrangement is greatly appreci ated. The wonder is that this fitment is not made standard all the world over, for the additional cost would not be much and well worth paying for, con sidering the ease with which the back wheel can be removed from the frame without even the necessity of using a spanner. People in this country have little idea of the gigantic dimensions of the American motor industry. According to " Colliers "—one of the most reliable of American journals, a sum of £100, 000,000 is annualy put into ...
Mining News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
0. ; At the Scarsdale mine the rise, 180 feet south of the crosscut at the 875 feet level, has been advanced to 64 feet, the face showing 3^ feet of payable stone. At the 275 feet level the north rise has reached 70 feet, the payable ore being 18 inches wide, OS this rise a north intermediate level has been driven 30 feet. There is six feet of payable stone. At the 200 feet level south a flat make, averaging 2 feet thick, and carrying payable gold, is being opened j up. Yalues in the stopes over the 275 ' feet are much as usual. The stone averages 3 feet wide." At the New Jubilee during the fort- I night 330 tons milled yielded 61 ozs. 8 dwt. of gold. The stopes over the^ 800 feet and 900 feet levels show no change. j The crosscut for the tode at the 1100 feet level has been extended 24 feet for the week, total 285 feet. They expect to reach the lode ia about another 120 feet. .
Snake Valley News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
■Snake Valley News. A meeting was held in the Mechanics' Hall, Snake Valley, to form a central War Relief Fund ; Cr. A. C. Roddis oc cupied the chair. There was a good at tendance. The following officers were elected :—President, Cr A. 0. Roddis ; vice-president, Rev. W. Murray ; sec retary, Mr F. Cheeseman ; assistant secretary, Mr Gr. Cross ; treasurer, Mr J. J. C. Blyth, with a committee. Miss P. Murray and Mrs J. Greeubank were appointed collectors. The A.N.A. grand annual ball in aid of the Belgian Relief Fund, took place in thejMechanics' Hall, on 4th inst., the hall being crowded, visitors from all parts of the disttict atteuding. The prizes were awared to the following :—Best dressed lady, Miss J. Heyward ; best waltzers, Mr J. Lloyd and Mrs Coster ; best original characters, Messrs W. Sutherland and A. Brown. The judges (Cr A. C. Roddis, Messrs M'Callum and L. Lewis) gave satisiaction. A good return is expected for the Belgian Fund.
Skipton News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
The postponed gymkhana in aid of the Belgian Relief Fund was held in the pad dock at the rear of the old Skipton race course on the Lismore road on Saturday afternoon. The attendance was good, and £20 was realised by the effort. The programme was carried out by Mr A. J. Walker (secretary) and a strong com mittee, and provided a good afternoon's sport. Following are the resalts of the various events:— Best pony, 14 a.u., to be ridden—D. Stewart's Wattie, 1 ; T. Wileman's Brownie, 2. Best lady rider—Miss T. Keating, 1 ; Miss W. Wilkie, 2. Potato race on horseback—W. Brad shaw, 1; F. Whelan, 2. Handicap Horse Trot, about a mile and a half—Borbridge Bros,' Amy, 1; F. Funston's Bob, 2. Best 12-stone hack—A. Wilkie's Bob, 1 ; D. Stewart's Rocket, 2. Ladies' driving competition — Mrs Funston, 1; Mrs A. Wilkie, 2. Handicap pony trot, about a mile and a half—F. Funston's Bob, 1; F. Whe lan's Nettie, 2. Best horse in single harness—F. Fun ston's Bob, 1 ; Borbidge Bros.' Amy, 2. Hack race, abo...
WHY WE KEEP TO THE RIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
WHY WE KEEP TO THE RIGHT. Why do we keep to tlie right in this country, and why do they keep to the left in Europe? The paradox of these conflicting traffic customs is brought to the attention of the manu* facturer of left-hand drive automo biles every time he receives an order from Europe, because they always or der ?. right-hand drive car. In Europe, in the days of the spear and sword, a horseman kept to the left in meeting anyone in order that he might have his adversary, if such he proved to be, on the free or right. In this country horseback was the first general mode of travel because of the almost impassable roads. A horseman in meeting an adversary kept to the right in order to have the enemy on the protected side, the horse's body and neck forming a shield and his own body protecting his gun arm. Traffic custom did not become defin itely crystallised until the advent of the automobile, and then in Europe the driver sat on the right side. In Europe the arrangement was all ri...
THE POULTRY YARD. HOW TO SELECT THE GOOD LAYERS. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
THE POULTRY YARD. HOW TO SELECT THE GOOD LAYERS. A breeder who knows writes as follows:— In this article on the advisability of trap-nest breeding I shall give readers not theories but facts. My knowledge has been gained from ten years of persistent use of the trap nest. To their use I attribute my suc cess in breeding a bird with the re markable record of 272 eggs produced in one year. I have been asked time and again if using trap-nests does not cause a lot of extra labor. While I am ready to admit that there is a small amount of additional labor attached to their use, yet I have been well paid for the extra labor involved by the increase in egg yield and the valu able knowledge gained. I know that there are some poultry raisers who claim that they can tell a layer without using trap-nests. Some claim that they can tell by the posi tion of the pelvic bones; others by the shape of the head, and still oth ers by the shape of the toe-nails. But all systems have failed with me, as the...
Who Was the Officer? [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
Who Was the Officer? Probably his name has been duly recorded in the official roll of honor, but many readers will doubtless agree that more should be made known re garding "the officer," as "Eye-Wit ness" simply describes him, who at a critical moment saved a regiment. It was at La Batsee that, as a storm ing party was on the point of dash ing forward, just at the moment when delay might have been fatal, for it might just have given the en emy, who were much shaken by our artillery fire, time to recover, a man dropped a box of hand grenades, some of which detonated. For one instant there was bewilderment and some hesitation, no one quite know ing what had happened. Fortunately the officer who was leading the storm ing party rushed ahead, and his men followed him and carried the enemy's position at the point of the -bayonet with very slight loss. After this the Germans were kept on the run. In a law case the other day a lady was being pressed to state her age, and all efforts of cou...
Concert at Smythesdale. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
A moat successful and enjoyable con cert for the Red Cross Funds was held at the Mechanics' Hall. The programme was provided by Ballarat artists, and gave great satisfaction to tlie large at tendance. A comedietta was also staged. The following took the different parts -Peter Hoser (bookseller), Mr W. H. Chandler ; Hestej, (his house keeper), Mrs R. Tunbridgc ; Lucy (his adopted niece), Miss L. Chandler ; Herbert Crofton (a law student). Mr H. Brown ; Sharp (enquiry agent), Mr R. Channler. Other items on the pro gramme were given by Messrs D. Fitz gerald, J. H. Davey, J. Morrissey, W. F. Coltman, W. Chandler, and J. Coghlan, and Misses F. Nicholl, B. Oaff, and F. Chandler. The ball was well attended, Mr E. Rutherford being M.C. Messrs M'Menamin and Harridge and Mrs Harridge supplied the music. The result of the effort will be approximately £15.
How Our Aviators Fight. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
How Our Aviators Fight. A thrilling story of that skill and pluck which has made English avia tors so much feared by the Germans is provided by an incident which oc curred between Blankenberg and Zeebrugge during the last raid along the Belgian coast. Greatly daring, an English aviator dropped unusually low, in order to ensure the accurate placing of his bombs, and wrecked a German train. A Taube immediate ly started in pursuit, while the en emy's artillery opened heavy fire. Circling around, the Englishman de liberately offered battle, always keep ing the advantage of elevation. As the artillery became more dangerous, he apparently drew into line with his opponent, in order to compel the Ger man gunners to cease fire. The manoeuvre succeeded, and the Eng lishman opened the duel in mid-air. Pistol-shots rang out, but without ap parent effect. Then the Englishman dashed to wards his opponent and emptied his weapon at him. The Taube was at once in difficulties. It swayed in the air, a...
Twice a V.C. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
Twice a V.C. The announcement that Lieutenant Arthur Martin Leake, of the R.A.M.C., has been granted a clasp for rescu ing near Zonnebeke while exposed to constant fire a large number of wounded, who were lying close to the enemy's trenches, recalls the fact that he was awarded the V.C. for his .gallantry in the South Afri can War for attending wounded men under heavy fire, being shot three times. The clasp is tantamount to a second V.C. There have only been two other occasions when the clasp to the V.C. has been awarded—that of Lieutenant-General Sir C. J'. S. Gough, K.C.B., whose Cross had three bars, thus showing that on no fewer than four occasions did he win the reward, and that of the late Captain G. F. Day, R.N., who gained the V.C. in the Crimean War and the clasp for conspicuous bravery in China.
THE TRAITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
THE TRAITOR. \ i By Grenville Hammerton. "You'd better dig out and leave me, sir. Those black fiends will be on us before we know what's happened. Clear out and save yourself." "Not I! D'you think I'm going to leave you to the brutes? Must have a funny notion of me if that's your idea." It was stammered out in breathless gasps, punctuated with the groans of the first speaker. The blackness of the Afghan night had settled on what had been a hard fought field in daylight, and even now, from the far south-west, came the spattering fire of single rifles. Then a couple of Afghan jezails boomed nearer at hand, and Major Lockhart quickened his halting stride instinct ively. "Come, Mountfort, bear a hand. Hang it, man, if you were only six feet high instead of seven, I might have a chance. Can't you put a foot to the ground?" Lieutenant Mount fort bit a groan off short, and the sweat dripped from his forehead. "It's no use, major. It's the bone that's ;vone. Leave me, for God's sake, and le...
Heroic Chauffeur. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
Heroic Chauffeur. Mrs. Wynne, who is one of the small ambulance party under Dr. Hector Munro, which is doing splen did work on the Belgian battlefield, tells of the heroism of one of their chauffeurs, named Gurney. "He had a car," she says, "in Dix mude during the German bombard ment. He' was almost ready to go, when the enemy appeared at the end of the street, but there were still two wounded Belgians in a house between him and the Germans, so he backed his car until he reached the house, picked up the two men, and drove away at full speed in a torrent of bul lets.
IL [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 12 June 1915
IL "God above, Mountfort! Can't you say something?" The face of Colonel Lockhart, V.C., expressed every pain ful emotion as he scanned that of Cap tain Mountfort. The younger man's eyes were lowered; on his tanned cheek appeared a flush that might have been a flush of shame. He grip ped his fingers into his palms until the knuckles shone white; his breath came in laboring gasps. "I wish I'd left you out there on the hillside, rather than that this damnable thing should have happen ed," groaned the colonel. "Confound it all, man—say you're shielding someone, and that you never had a hand in the rotten business. Mount fort—for God's sake!" Mountfort lifted his eyes for a sec ond, and dropped them again. "I'm shielding no one, sir," he mut tered deep in his throat. The clutch ing hand was withdrawn at that, and Lockhart dropped into his chair, an inarticulate cry on his lips. "What was the cause? Debt, I suppose? You might have come to me in that case; I'm not a pauper. But that you sh...