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The Evening Reception [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
The Evening Reception There whs a crowded hall await ing the arrival &lt;>f the soldier in the evening and they accorded him a right royal welcome when he did come. As lie marched through the building the audience stood and the notes of the National Anthem, led by the band, rose forth. I he gather ing was presided ovci; by Cr. Kiniry J P., and the audience was exhubr lrintiy entluiiastic throughout. The chairman read an apology from Cr Johnston, president of the Shire, who was to have presided. He said they had met to welcome back a native of Korong Vale, who left home some eighteen months ago for the war. When he went away he was plain "Bill" Hamilton, now he was a Lieutenant. He had gone through some hard times since lie left and had been ill and wounded. They hoped, however, that he would I soon be restored to health, and would live long to wear his honors. He was one of the first—lie believed he was the first —to volunteer from the district; he went through the land i...
NO TOWN TALK NOW. WHAT THE SOLDIERS SAY. "WE COME FROM AUSTRALIA." [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
NO TOWN TALK NOW. WHAT THE SOLDIERS SAY. "WE COME FROM AUSTRALIA." Since his re-tuns Gatsai McCay ha? been tVa.-ti-d and feted a;® made much of generally in Melbaurti] At a dinner lenders! to hia by tisj Federal Ministry, be tr.ad&lt; a spssi! which will uo down in history. "I have taken men do wn into the]3*Kfj death," lie said, thoy ca~e wSij a cheer and a laugh, and with tie ess word. 'Australia!' on t'ne-ir lips." Ti&j was the finest pasfa.-e oi a £#aX> speech. In the course of his ,irk~. Bngi-; dier General Mct'ay struck a 20:3 which will ho echoed all ever Asstrs-. lia. "The war," he said, "in; ?':=3 to Australia somethlni: it always od—tradition. The nun who are silt ing in the trenches o: tiallipoli. J those who are lyin.- in the hospital in various parts o: the world. lrs never heard to boast that they cos from Sydney or Melbourne. 'We com l'rom Australia,' they say."
BULLET-PROOF STRETCHER [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
BULLET-PROOF STRETCHER Fighting condition-- h.&lt;^ tecoae ^ strenuous in the war ioih.' 1 a- 1■" is no certainty when or ,vjeri ^j> tal attendants or Re J Cross o bo given Immunity iron'. a:(uc" I; performing their duties ci tlie wounded, and this i-- ' ,1,„ ease »l,e„ £ lines of opposing treni..x.. _ - ever-present "sniper" i.- alvu}° lookout for a victim. To me: conditions a bullet-prow streM,: er has been invented, w-u.n P ^ I er nas uevu I to meet tho conditions perfectly. Tiis I consists of a long metal shield, arcbsJ I at the top, and high enough to c-aaK^ I the attendants to stand upright wWi" IAt the front em! tie sh!eM i-: (rounded and slopoil backwards to d« I 'lect bullets, and two "eyes" are P» J vided, through which the attendants I can see to direct their courses sii , locate the wounded. The whole cos I trlvauce is mounted on four wliKb. land is provided with ai raflgeaiects fo>' I supporting a stretcher. With this cos I trlvauce two hospital attendants...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
WEDDING BELLv man-m.klv. imv(:i!0.,, a very ,,!>Uv bra ted at All s„illts . Ivilda, on October ' "u'"' ^3S1 fourth son of M,. ..~j jj".*1;'** (Primrose Gar.i.-,,, K.,i married to Ili).la .u..v 'Jf VsK of Mr and \ jj "(i'. ,ljugl den-street, s; k>u"''' '' Cl W. Ashton , /'ij: was given av.a\ | v , , 1 very dairly dt&lt;»&lt; .! ,'*'*'*/• v°» over white sill:, v-. *"" vj crepe-de-chiiif, .i-,. .1' pink siitiii, ai.-J f pearl ornaniei.ts,' ' •&lt;! and the usual w:,-., '""''i veil were w«.u:_ '(. .. • i'r&lt; beautiful jdiowt-: \,... leas ai,d can i-.'i. , . ' ... . of pink. .She aUn ' to and pea: I bridegroom. 'Iv , , """ '' maids- Miss 1.|; 1,1:1 of bride; and .\|;... j.. , ". sifter of Iciii.—j,,-j wore very pivti\ u,.. , and canied l,oiai gifts of biiw -zr., amethyst ai„j marine and p.-aii j.. . " ' """'f bridegroom. Tii,- i1;,... 'f" tended by V'li and Mr P. Ha;,ci„i:^ ' man. After ta-j u and breakfast v.a, ,, . . Parish Hali. where received f...
Americans in British Army. COME OVER WITH THE CANADIANS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
Americans in British Army. COME OVER WITH THE CANADIANS. The exploits of the British Army In tho European War have stirred the imagination of young America. More Uian 500 boys under 18 years old, it is stated, have been discharged from tho British ranks at the request of the American State Department. Most of these boys went to Canada and misrepresented their ages to tho ro cruitlug officers. One boy, after hav ing been discharged once upon the application of the State Department, escaped from his parents and re-en listod. ' He was released again, only to tako passage on the Arabic, and escape death when tho liner was sunk by a Gorman submarine. Two twin brothers, though only 15 years of age, but of powerful physique, also man aged to enlist twice- The second time they were found on Salisbury Plain just when they wero leaving for Franco. Morotou: Is Duukloy popular? Winston: About as popular as the man who invented safety-razors would be at a barbers' convention!
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES Tills Is from Egypt. Bllljim^; from Bomewhere out .Alole Croek way, was 011 sentry-go, aiid told not to let any body pass without the word. By-and by two ofllcors attempted to pass, but Billjim blocked tho way. "Gotter parse, or the parsewurd?" ho demand ed. "No, really," replied the younger of the two; "unfortunately we've been away all day, and have had no op portunity of ascertaining." "Then take the straight griltln from me, an' git!" was Billjims grim retort. "But 1 am Major So-and-So,' protested the otlicer, "and this is General Sucli-.and sucli." Billjim did not know either personally, but had heard that Genor al Such-aud-Such was very bald. "Let the gen'ral take orf 'is lid," the ex bushman replied, "so's I cau see 'is pole." The general, realising that pro test was useless, removed his cap, and gave n sigh of relief when tho sentry exclaimed, ."Bald as er bloomin' egg! Kighto, general! You an' yer mate can pass." Tho pretty dimpled Melbourne actress who...
Dairying Operations. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
Dairying Operations. The Dniry Inspector of tbo Gordon Shire Council (Mr Win. Sinclair) re ported at tlm last meeting Since your last meeting my tiiuu has bo.n devoted to the various duties horcwith reported. During the month dairy operations were at their height, and though the present supply of cream is above that of last month there in just a slight falling off an compared with tho earlier part of this month. Hopes mc entertained that the advent of the stubble fields will be a factor su"k-ient :j maintain the present supply well into December. The prico of butter fat has shortened during the month, though the present price of Is Id is most satisfactory. Visits to the fac tories show that the cream is being de livered ir, goo 1 condition, and that, gener ally, the cans used are in very fair order, though I found it necessary.to condemn one veiy bad can owned l>y a supplior from Wandella. A fairly satisfactory state prevails in regard to dairies visitod, consei}Ufnt!y I have not...
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
LADIES' LETTER. Women are grumbling at the in creased price of the little press-stud to which they have gro.vn accustomed during the past five or six years. They do not realise that the question turns upon machinery. The bulk of the sup ply came from Germany, and ;he machinery required for producing the studs is so delicate and intricate that tile cost of a plant easily runs into thousands of pounds. Press-studs covor quite a range of different kinds hnd qualities. Whatever their faults may be, they have entirely supersed ed '.h) hook and vye, which, though all sorts of devices were tried with it, really never was an entirely satisfac tory dress fastener. Aa authority stated the other day that, during the coune of a large trade, he never sells a hook and eye at all now. Women will raise the question as to what methods they are to adopt to fasten dresses and garments for which hut tons and buttonholes, or even lpops, aro no: suitable. Fancy pins are like ly to solve the problem in ma...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
RELIEVE TORPIDITY. There 13 no preparation in the world equal to Chamberlain's Tablets for correcting disorders of the stomach and 25' 1- lar?e ^oses they act as a cathartic and in small doses as a laxa t:ve. One tablet after meals stimulates the stomach and aids weak digestion. By increasing the dose they act airectly on the liver, relieving torpidity. Cham teliiaa Tables act gently without ■pock to the system —Sold by all ttores. Bo«rt and Qoambateok
GERMAN WOUNDED. HOSPITAL RECORDS OF THE HUNS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
GERMAN WOUNDED. HOSPITAL RECORDS OF THE HUNS. A German official .i-.-alii with the result:- u; tr-.at^e;: c wounded soldiers in Otrsaa "aone hospitals daring the ccni of the war show.- that *>.r. per cti were returned as lit :&lt;>r .-..rvicr, }. per cent, were un'i' vr ou and 1.9 per cent, ilk-j. S::.ce tie ::s month of the war. w-• « j-j: ceil of the wounded soMi-.-r.- -.i-r* cl-;=i fled as fit for #«:rvk- after :r«a:2»t| 12.2 per vent, as- «ntU. ■, p?r«3l died, the porcentau..- 5«v:e increased steadily, a:. ! S'.ra3s percentage decreased. u:.:i! tie seost of April this year '.'1 : ;-.-r c-;:;'.. we; returned as tit tur Uv. T.4 p* cent, as unfit, and l.-i ; ■ t ce:::. ::-si In tlie Franco-1'ru.-.-i.::'. v.\:r i'.i'.ijj tics based on the rept-rti »U -'■» pitals abroad as ,;j at :::# show that SS.t'3 i •••_:. '•'«:* rej turned to the frmr. for ssrvicsj whereas 11.07 per cent ]
FACT and COMMENT. Holidaying. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
FACT and COMMENT. Holidaying. Rev Geo. Slainkfietd, a promising | fourth-year probationer of the Metho- j dist Church, has been spe'nding a j month's holiday at Barraport with his friends. At present he is stationed in J Melbourne. I Wool Sales Suspcndod. I Owing to the strike of wool stores employees and the impossibility of con ducting sales, it has been decided by the Associated Brokers to suspend all wool. etc.. sales until the termination of the strike. Visitinft Mr A. C. Eldridge, son of Kev E. Eldridge. has just spent a few days at Boort. He is in camp at present at Seymour, and has been raised to his old position of sergeant in his batallion. He has almost recovered from the effects of vaccination, and is likely to leave very shortly for the front. Tho Harvest Following are the latest estimates, possibly of the Victorian harvest Acreage under crop—1913-4, 3,163.399 ; 1915-6, -1,007,722. Estimated yield, bushels, 1913-4, 36,937,569 ; 1915-6, 52,656,751. in addition to this, i...
NORTHERN DISTRICT STANDARD with which is incorporated the Boort Standard, Korong Vale Lance. and Quambatook Herald. Interesting reading matter will be found on our sixth page. Thursday, December 2. Financing the Farmer. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
wi[h which is incorporated the Boort Standard, Korong Vale Lancc. and Quam batook Herald. ! Interesting reading matter will be found on our sixth page. Thursday, December 2. Financing' the Farmer. It is a fortunate happening that the Minister of Agriculture is en tering ou the duties connected with the great wheat deal in a thoroughly practical and sympathetic manner. The transaction is a very big, a very delicate one, and at best it cannot be carried through without mistakes, which will inflict hard ships on individuals. But the mis takes will be as few as a common sense appreciation of the unpre cedented position, and a perfect readiness to listen to the opinions of those directly concerned, can make them. Mr liagelthorn is no faddist, rushing eagerly into a Socialistic j experiment, convinced that he is going to usher in the golden age, I nor is he in the unfortunate position of Messrs Archibald and Spence.who were first reprimanded, then re lieved of the portfolios, by the em pl...
IN THE TRENCHES. Private Makeham's Experiences. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
IN THE TRENCHES. Private Makeham's Experi ences. Mr W. .1. Wright, of Mysia, hm for warded us the billowing interesting letter whi. Ii ho has re eritly received from Private Jiioi Makelmm, of the A.I.E.l'\ Tlie letter* 'whi h bears the date of 5th October, win written from "f.cnino^ Is'an ' , • •; '.jj-.. , ' "Just a few linos to 'et. ymi know that I am still abve, though not as \v II as I could he. I have just receive I your welcome letter and I am pleased to know you aro all w II, and th»t the country is in a prosperous condition oneo more. S » far as the prospect.* were' at the time you wrote you iiitl-r. all have ha I a pretty rough time ovw thcvc. I ran hardly realise that it is over IJi months si eo I .siw yoit list. Such a lot. has happened I ran assure you. I am lo «kiiig forward to a return of those quiet bonis wy use I to have together. I often think of them and wonder if 1 shall be -lu ky enough to yv.t through this awful war nd return lo a peaceful life. I am pleas d to ...
CRICKET. Marmal Defeats Boort. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
CRICKET. Marmal Defeats Boort. The return match between Boort and Marmal, played on the ground of the latter, resulted in an eaBy win for the home team. Boort made 72, and with the exception of J. O'Donnell, 31, none of the batsmen reached double figures. W. Alexander was in good bowling form and was largely respon sible for the downfall of the visitors, as he took 7 wickets for 31 runs. The Marmal batsmen took complete con trol of the Boort bowling, and scoring freely and rapidly, had 222 runs up for the loss of ft ur wickets, when stumps were drawn. W. O'Donnell, who was going strongly Sor the century, retired after making 84, and A. Mole retired with 48 to his credit. G. Coote made 37- The following are the scores BOORT. J. O'Donnell, c U Baines, b W. Alexander 31 O'Donohue, c and b Alexander ... 2 W. Cracknel!, bO'Donnell 4 S. Pickering, b Alexander 2 J. J. O'Donnell, c Coote, b Alex ander ... 7 J. Weaver, c L. Baines, b W. Alex ander 1 J. Clements, c A. Mole, b. Alex ander 0 E....
HOW LONG WILL THE WAR LAST? WHAT THE BIBLE PROPHECIES FORETELL. By an Old Soldier [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
HOW LONG WILL THE WAR LAST? WHAT THE BIBLE :PRt>PHECIE8 FORETELL. By an Old Soldier The most common question asked In the street, train, or club, and es pecially at the front, Is, "How much longer will the war last?" Many peo plo have an answer ready, and gener ally the wish is father to the thought. But does anyone really know within months how long the war will last? Lord Kitchener is credited, with what truth I know not, with having said that it would occupy three months or three years. His three months pro phccy, which of course meant victory for the Kaiser, very, very nearly came true. Had it not been for the marvels wrought by the British Army in the retreat from Mons and the im provising of an army in taxicabs from Paris three months would have de cided the war in Germany's favor. There is only one that can tell to a day when the war will coase, and that is the Great Architect of the Universe, and He will keep his counsel unless He has already informed us and we are 'oo bl...
Home For The Harvest. TEMPORARY LEAVE FROM TRAINING CAMPS. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
I ! Home For The Harvest. TEMPORARY LEAVE FROM TRAINING CAMPS. Harvest leavo up to six weeks is being given to farmers and to the sons and relatives of farmers in Victoria who desire to quit the trainiug camps temporarily in order to reap the har vest. General harvest leave is not being given. Romantic Youth at a Ball: Star of my life, the world was but a desert to me beforo your lovely face came before my eyes! His Partner: I can readily believe it Youth (surprised): Why? HIb partner: Because you dance like a camel!
A NOTORIOUS MORMON. LAST OF BRIGHAM YOUNG'S WIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Northern District Standard — 2 December 1915
A NOTORIOUS MORMON. LAST OF BRIGHAM YOUNG'S WIVES. Eliza Burgess Young, the last sur vivor of Brigham Young's wives, has just died at her home In Salt Lake City. She was 87 years old, and had lived In Utah since 1848. Eliza Burgess, as her name was be fore she became the wife of the no torious Mormon leader, was a native of Lancashire. She went to Utah, and entered the house of Brigham as a servant, where she worked for seveu years, She was so obedient and industrious that Brigham married her, though he already had several wives at the time. Her predecessor in Brigham's af fections, Clara Chase, had ended her days a maniac, leaving four children. With Eliza Burgess's death, the mil lion dollar will left by Brigham Young, in which he provided an annuity for his wives, is brought to an end.