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Skipton News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 17 July 1915
•A mural tablet, erected to the memory of the Infce Mr George Russell, of Langi Willi, was unveiled, at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday morning by Mr D. M'Kinnon, Minister for Railways. At the monthly \meeting of the Pro gress Association, it was decided to write to the Hampdenshire Couticil, pointing out the neglected state of the Jubilee Park, which was described as be ing disgraceful. The proposal by Gr Kennedy, of Gren ville Shire, to sever part of Skipton from the rioTth riding of Hampden Shire was discussed at .the meeting of . the pro gress Association. Some . speakers thought the time was inopportune for a severance, and others held that a new shire should be formed, and thnt. Cr Kennedy's scheme ,was impeafect in that it did not include; the whole township, part of Skipton being in Ripon Shire. It was decided to take no action at present. The rainfall for June was 257 points.
Methodist Circuit. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 17 July 1915
The quarterly meeting of the Scars dole and; Linton Methodist Circuit was held last week at the residence of Mr J. Tresize, :. Ross' Creek. Ther$ was a record attendance.of Chtirch officials and representatives from the various Sunday schools. Reports were mostly of dn en couraging nature. A: very lengthy and profitable conversation ensued upon the question, What more can be done to promote the work of God in the Circuit ? in which most of the officials took part. This was followed by the singing of a, hymn, and. Beveral eaVnest prayers were offered for a revival o£ God's work in our midst ; also for the Empire in her j great struggle ; for oiirmen at the front, on land or sea ; for those in course of preparation ; also for, the relatives of the men, especially thosel bereaved., Several matters important to^the general work of, the circuit were discussed, and all pres ent urged.to %.fo]l6r'consecration to God and greater jdovotedi'ijeas iF possible for the extension of Christ's king...
Not Selfish. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
Not Selfish. "Mary," said the sick man to liis wife after the doctor had pronounced ! it a case of small-pox, "if any of my creditors call, tell them I am at last in a condition to give them some thing." He who would enter on the great taskx of Belf-education must begin at hom®. .
ARMY'S COLOSSAL DEMANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
ARMY'S COLOSSAL DEMANDS. The vastness of the work of main taining the Army—apart from feed ing it—may be gauged from a few figures. In one month there were is sued to the troops 450 miles of tele phones, 534,000 sandbags, 10,0001b. of dubbin for boots, 38,000 bars of soap, 150,000 pairs of socks, and .100,000 pairs of boots. In ten days there were also distri buted 118,160 fur waistcoats and 315,075 flannel belts. The way that insignificant items mount' up wliere large numbers of troops are concern ed is shown by the fact that every week there is issued on an average five tons of vaseline for the feet and 100 tons of horseshoes. Some idea of the complexity of the work can be gathered by reference to the official "Vocabulary of Stores," which contains 50.000 items.
A Bad Investment. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
A Bad Investment. There is a story told of a Scotsman, who, much against his own will, was persuaded to take a long holiday. He went to Egypt and visited the Pyra mids. After gazing for some time at the .Great Pyramid he muttered— "Man, what a lot of mason work not to be bringin' in ony rest!"
Not So Crazy. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
Not So Crazy. The good clergyman was minister ing to the needs of the inmates of a private lunatic asylum, and he "was especially warned against an exceed ingly cross-grained, recently-arrived patient. Nothing ' daunted, however, the reverend gentleman entered the little room where the man was con fined and began conversation with him. "Is it true," inquired the crazy man, "that Queen Elizabeth has re cently married the Sultan of Tur key?" "Quite true," replied the visitor, bent on humoring the patient. "And it is also true, I suppose," went on the demented one, "that Lloyd George has been piade Lord Chancellor with a salary of twenty thousand pounds a year?" "Quite true," said the clergyman, fervently. "Ah!" said the madman, rubbing his hands with glee. "And, pray, what may you be?" "I? Oh, I am a minister of the Gospel." "Well," said the man, reflectively, "you look like a minister of the Church and you may be one, but you are about the biggest cold-blopded liar I ever met." ' L
PROVING EARTH'S MOTION. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
I PROVING EARTH'S MOTION. I It has puzzled a good many people to know how the earth turns round. The following directions are given for proving that the earth "does move." Take a good-sized bowl, fill it nearly full of water, and place it upon the floor of- a room which is not exposed to shaking or jarring from the street. Sprinkle pulverised chalk over' the water. Then upon the surface of this coating make, with powdered char coal, a straight black line, say an inch or two in length. Having made this little black mark with the char coal powder on the surface of the con tents of the bowl lay down upon the floor close to the bowl a stick, or some other straight object, so that it will be exactly parallel with the mark. If the line happens to be parallel with a crack in the floor or with any station ary object in the room, this will serve as well. Leave the bowl undisturbed for a few hours, and then observe the posi tion of the black mark with reference to the object that it was paral...
GERMAN MARRIAGE SUPERSTITIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
GERMAN MARRIAGE SUPERSTITIONS. In some parts of Germany the du ties of the bridesmaids are tinged with superstition. It is o-ne of their duties on the morning of the mar riage day to carry to the bride a myr tle wreath, for which they had sub scribed on the previous evening. This they place on her head, and at night remove it, when it is placed in the bride's hand, she being at the time blindfolded. The bridesmaids then dance around her, while she endeav ors to place the wreath on one of their heads. Whoever is fortunate enough to be thus decorated will, it is be'ieved, be a wife before another year has passed. In removing the bridal wreath and veil, the brides maids are careful to throw away every pin, or the bride will be over taken by misfortune; while amy un wary bridesmaid who retains one will lessen her chanceB of marriage.
Linton Gold and Minerals Co. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
$ Elsewhere the prospectus of the Lin 5 ton Gold and Minerals Coy. is pub lished, offering 20,000 shares at Is each cash down. We understand that appli cations are coming in freely from local residents. So far the promoters are satisfied with the resuit. From the point of view of Linton and the district generally it would be an enormous benefit to every, resident if a new gold and mineral field were created by the success of the Llntoh Company. It would mean the formation of dozens of mining com panies, with the attendant increase of population and the establishment oE new trades and businesses. Therefore we do not-hesitate to urge-every inhabitant of the district between.Wiilaura arid Bal larat from West rto East, and from " Ararat on the North andrGressy in the" South to do his or her best to make the new company a huge succe3s. It means a new '-market for the farmers, a new source of employment for .the miners, more custom for- the existing business people, and a general rise in ...
"THE MESSIAH." [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
"THE MESSIAH." ___ \ "The Messiah" is so familiar to those who have any claim to musical education that the marvel presses it self upon one that such a colossal work should have been composed in little more than three weeks. As one listens again to such glorious strains as "Unto Us a Child is Born," or the "Hallelujah Chorus," or the sweet in vitation "Come Unto Him," one can well believe that Handel's ser/ant spoke the truth, -when he declared that he often saw his "master's tears mingle with the ink as he penned his divine compositions"; apd a friend, calling upon the great musician when he was in the act of setting those pa thetic words "He was depised and re jected of men," found him absolutely sobbing. There are some facts in connection with "The Messiah" which it may be interesting to recall. The manu scripts of Handel's works were pre sented to George III. "by the compo ser's amanuensis Smith, in gratitude for the pension allowed him by the King after Handel's death, and the ...
War Notes. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
The great German effort on the eastern, front is pushing the Russians back at nearly all points. _ 'The Russians are asking that the Alliesi'in'tlie West should make a general at tack, which would have the effect of relieving the pressure in the East, and enable the Rus sian armies to recover their lost ground.. It Is considered probable that this course will bo adopted. The Russians areprepared for the fall of Warsaw, bnt they are praying that victory will be theirs. ' Imitating "Napoleon when faced with superior fdrces, the Grand Duke Nicholas is trying to hold the enemy in tha south while he disposes of him in the north. The strike of 200,000 coal miners in South Wales has ended, the men's demands having been conceded. The London press commeat3 strongly on the action of the men in holding up the nation in its hour of peril. The " Times " says that such action has disgusted our allies, delighted our enemies, and shaken our prestige amongst neutrals. Nothing could wipe out the mora...
CHAPTER XXXIV. The Quenching of a Star. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
CHAPTER XXXIV. The Quenching of a Star. I "I wish George would not work so hard," Mrs. Conway observed at luncheon. "He seems quite out of sorts and says he can't eat anything, so is not coming in. I must try to get him to see Dr. Hargrave. You mustn't let him do so much of this i political work when he is married, Rosa, dear. It is absurd to be at every wire-puller's beck and call." The published news of the engage ment had already brought in a bag ful of congratulatory letters, of which a pile lay unopened on George Con way's desk as he sat there staring apathetically at the black shape of doom which was now till the end to be his only companion. His madness, his informal judge had called it. Yes, it had been madness; till that demon entered into him there had been nothing in his life to suggest the bare possibility of a hideous crime. Presently he seemed to rouse him self from his stupefaction and, taking paper, set himself to write. He cov ered several sheets, mostly with memora...
Papers Wanted. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
We have received a circular from Mrs L. Byron Morres, stating that arrange ments have been made for the collection of metropolitan and other newspapers, also tobacco, cigarettes, and other articles to be forwarded to the wounded Aus tralian soldiers and the troops in the trenches. Mr Haigh, of Messrs Haigh Bros., has generously given a room on the first floor at 225 Collins St., Mel bourne, and several Melbourne firms have gratuitously provided everything necessary to equip the depot. Supplies of old and new papers are being received daily, but the hearty co-operation of the proprietors of all newspapers is earnestly asked for in the following directions :— 1, by supplying as many copies of their publications as possible ; 2, by accepting copies of any papers from local residents, and forwarding them together with their own to the depot. New papers must be kept entirely separate from used ones, as only 'the former are to be sent to the wounded; the latter go to the trenehes. The Pre...
The Cloak of Darkness CHAPTER XXXIII. The Doomsman. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
By SIR WILLIAM MAGNAY, Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd., London and Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXXIII. The Doomsman. Next morning the London express carried up from Fulborough the two Cabinet Ministers, as well as those on whose fate their errand was to de cide. It was a popular train, and on the crowded platform Conway had little difficulty in avoiding the men who, he felt sure, would by that time be in possession of his terrible se eret. He entered an empty compart ment at the end of the train, ignor ant or careless of the fact that a Ful borough detective was in that next to his. On arriving at Paddington he quickly left the .train and, crossing the roadway, jumped into a hansom, followed by the detective whom a me tropolitan colleague, requisitioned by telegraph, had- now joined. These men shadowed him during every min ute of his brief stay in town, till he took hie seat in the afternoon train for Fulborough, again manoeuvring to avoid Mr. Wall...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
When tender babes, oppressed by croup, Lie gasping in their little cots, Their anguished parents o'er them stoop, And strive to save the tiny tota. To such as these there comes a boon, Which needs no doctor but a spoon, A syrup, soothing, safe, and scire— World-famous " Wood's Peppermint Core,"
MAROONED IN A MINE. A Weird Experience. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
MAROONED IN A MINE. A Weird Experience. James Weir, a worker in the Sim mer and Jack Gold Mine on tiie Jo hannesburg Reef, was contemplating a jolly Christmas as ha laid aside his tools in the dimly-lit tunnel just on midnight, Christmas Eve last. All work ceased in the mine at that hour, for it is the custom to give everyone the Christmas Day off. Along the tunnel Weir tramped to the shaft with the normal expectation of going up that way. Unfortunately, he arrived a bit late. It was past midnight. He thought nothing of it, j but pressed the button as usual to j ring the electric bell to let the en i gine-man above know that he was j there so that the skip might be sent j down to him. No ekip came. He rang again, and yet again, but no skip appeared. Then it suddenly dawned upon him that the engine-men. had knocked off work and gone home. They, too, were looking forward. to a jolly Christmas. • Ringing was now useless. The ea gine-house was closed, and nobody would be anywhere within...
EXPLAINING THE WAR. IN A DESTROYER. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
EXPLAINING THE WAR. IN A DESTROYER. If on the German side submarines have played the principal part in the naval war, on the British side it has been the destroyer which has to maintain an incessant and unweary ing activity. The destroyer is a swift, light-draught vessel, with en gines of tremendous power, built ori ginally for the purpose of destroying torpedo-boats, whence her name. She is by far the best vessel to hunt the submarine, because of her speed and handiness and gun-power, while the fact that she draws only 8 or 9ft. of water renders her most difficult to injure with a torpedo, which runs best at a depth of 15ft. and needs special and awkward adjustments to get hits at shallower levels. The modern British destroyer is a vessel of 700 to 1200 tons, long, lean, and low in the wdtcr, with a lofty bridge forward. She has usually two tunnels, but some of the boats have four or even six, and where this is the case the forward one is common ly higher than the others, to keep t...
THE Exenville Standard, PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Printed and published by Lionel SPARROW, sole Proprietor, at the office of the "Grenville Standard" newspaper, Clyde street, Linton, in the State of Victoria. Registered at the General Post Office, Melbourne, for transmission as a newspaper. SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1915. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
THE PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY. Printed and published by Lionel SpaRRQW, sole Proprietor, at the office of the "Grenvill.e Standard" newspaper, Olyde street, Linton, in the State of Victoria. Registered at the General Post Office, Melbourne, for transmission as a newspaper. SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1015! A revision court to revise the "voters' lists for the several ridirigs t)f the Shire of Grenville was held at the. Shire.IJall on Thursday. Grs Kennedy (president) Clarke, Blakeley; and Nunn attended. There being no olaim3 or objections to deal with, the lists weredaly revisod and certified to as correct. u Old,Linen Day " at Linton will be held on the 30th inst. (next Friday), when the local contributions will be par celled and forwarded to the proper quar ter by the Belgian Relief Committee, All kinds bf'oldlinen,if white and plean, . will in the meantime be received at^Miss Nicholla' fruit shop, Sussex street.'- 0n the. 30th, which is Australia Day, the ladies of the committee will meet ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
Coll i® Ike colors RECRUITS WANTED ! Victoria requires ah average of SO Recruits£*la ily to reinforce Victoria ns at the front. Age BSinimum Height Chest Measurement 18 to 45 years 5 feet 2 inches 33 inches RATES Of PAY: Lieutenant Sergeant Corporal Private - 21s. per day 10s. 6d. per day 10s. per day 6s. per day SEPARATION ALLOWANCE.—Married members receiv ing; less than 8s. per day—(a) For wife living at home, Is. Sd. per day; (b) for each child under 16 years of age4^d. per day. A similar allowance as in (a) is paid to a mother of a member who Is solely dependent on him for support. PENSIONS. The pension payable to a widow on the death of a member of the Forces or to a member on total incapacity is as under s— Lieutenant Sergeant » Corporal - Private £91 per annum £70 per annum £68 per annum £52 per annum in addition, oh the death or total incapacity of a mem ber, for each child under 16 years of age, £13 per an num. . In the case of total incapacity the wife In addition receives...