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Red Cross Fund. FOR SICK AND WOUNDED SOLDIERS. LADY STANLKYS APPEAL. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
FOR SICK AND WOUNDED SOL DIERS. LADY To (he peopl^ljFictqrisi. ; The response,thai, $icto]ti&fpfc& ibado to our app^''^r-^a|tral^iiv^iq^'vaQd. wounded fills my heajtt with -gratitiide ■ and pride. Fij Already^ha Fund approaches £100, 000. We want to make it a quarter of a million. I make no apology, there fore, when I ask you between now and "Australia" Day to redouble your1 efforts to achieve this result. I shall have further opportunities of thanking the great band of voluntary workers throughout the State who are helping in this appeal, bul I cannot close without expressing my deep appre ciation of.their self-sacrificing labors. ^ (Signed; MARGARET STANLEY State Government House, Melbourne, 15th July.
III. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
III. I Tlie bugle was sounding the "last ! post" as Captain Henderson left the i British encampment, and, passing the J outlying sentries, struck into a low, rocky defile. It was against orders for anyone to wander beyond the outposts at that hour, but a spirit of unrest seemed to possess the young officer, urging him onward against his better judgment. The English mail had arrived early that morning, but to his bitter disap pointment there was no communica tion of any kind for himself. True, the orderly who had ridden for the letters had been almost ready to swear that he had brought a small package for Captain Henderson; but, j alas: he must have been mistaken; for Colonel Lomax was positive that nothing of the kind was in the bags when he opened them. Seeing himself upon a rocky pro tuberance, Jack mused a trifle bitter ly upon his lot, endeavoring to per suade himself that he was the most hardly-used and badly-neglected man in existence. The bright light of the moon, which had a...
THE FATAL AGAVE. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
! THE FATAL AGAVE. J "That is a. species of South Ameri ! can aloe—the agave, Miss Irma. It is sometimes called the century plant, from the fact that it flowers but once every hundred years." "Indeed!" and the girl bent her pretty dark head to examine the olive green leaves of the shrub indicated. The man's eyes grew tender as they rested upon the slender black robed figure. "There is a foolish superstition con nected with it," he continued, "to the effect that the unlucky person who becomes possessed of an agave flower by fraud will meet with a sudden death. Not a very desirable posses sion, is it?" The girl eyed her companion grave ly "Now you are laughing at me, Cap tain Henderson," she said, with a funny little moue, "and I don't like that. But, tell me, has the supersti tion, as you call it, ever come true?" "Speaking from personal observa tion and knowledge, no; from hearsay, yes. You see, Miss Irma, it is close upon a hundred years ago, according to family archives, since it ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
dB.90., She Leading Ballarat Braper, Comer of Sturt and'Armstrong Streets. Specjal Facilities for Country Customers, Call or write. Phone 33. Before ordering your Blinds for the Summer, „ , let us quote'you. ..T We guarantee Beat Materia?; B/&t. \Vori» taansfiip;' PRICES BIGHT, : i 'Fit,; Finisti^'and Service wnari^teedr^ '' •"'SpefclaHfiieSr^'T' 'f SleepinK-out Tents^Marquees, Tarpaulina, ;•> Water-Bags,, and, -ganvM .Goods of, every , description,?- ,. \".. ,, v -.. . . You will Save money % 'getting a quote : "• .'from ALLCJHIN'S. . Seat's for Hire. • Old Harness Bought or " Jj&dhangad^ - Binder Canvas Bepaire a Speciality. . YOURS FOB QUALITY,' McLGHIM. ®TOS»9 -SO Sovetei St., V. ' Thousands bpc to-dAy If? active sepvlea o? mBiWS' CMS STOVES Illustrated 'Catetegaeo pnd- ethoR-lttoratypd referring *0 these famous Cooking Stovos, which enloy tHfi fe'rivlabld imputation of balng fcha I.BADIKQ QTOV& on tha Australian map hot, wll I ba ^oatod feed—on ardcol...
PURIFYING WATER BY OZONE. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
PURIFYING WATER BY OZONE. The authorities of the city of Nice are making use of two large plants for purifying water on the Paris Otto ozone system. First there was erect ed an ozone sterilising plant at Bon Voyage, which handled six hundred and seventy-five thousand cubic feet per day, and, as this was found to be most successful, the next step was to put in a second works at Riniiez, and at the present time the city is entire ly supplied by ozone-sterilised water. Power for the first waterworks comes over an electric line using three-phase current at ten thousand volts and be longing to a local network, while in the second plant the water supply is obtained under conditions which allow the hydraulic power itself to furnish all the power needed for the current.
GREAT THOUGH POOR MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
GREAT THOUGH POOR MEN. Macaulay was a poor man, but lie made "almost as good a piace in the world as a millionaire proprietor of a pork factory or of a patent medicine." Burke was a poor young Irishman, but his speeches and writings seem likely to live as long as the English language lives. In early life Chatham was compara tively poor, but he contributed not a little to the making of the British Em pire. Shakespeare had no railroad, and, so far as we know, Milton belonged to no millionaire combine. John Wesley could not have given a very large contribution to a war fund. So far as we know, neither Luther nor Calvin ever cornered a market. It is not recorded in church history that Melancthon ever made anything by speculating in oil. It is not clear that Homer, or Demos thenes, or Socrates, or Plato ever got up a land boom in Athens and made a good thing out of it. George Washington and Abe Lincoln were not millionaires. Joseph Howe, George Brown, Sir John Macdonald, Alex. Mackenzie—...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
II. Two months later, irma Leith re ceived a letter from her lover, con taining a carefully revised account of a brush they had had with the enemy. "Do you know, darling," he wrote, "Colonel Lomax is a brick. . If there is a hazardous or dangerous expedition on hand, I am given the command. When there is heavy fighting, I am ordered to the front. At this rate promotion is certain, and for your sake I am exceedingly glad. The colonel came over to my quarters the day before yesterday, and after a long confab turned tlie subject to home and you. Somehow, before I knew it almost, he had wormed the fact out of me that we were engaged, and that nothing but our hurried de parture from England prevented the news being made public before I left. He heartily congratulated me, and mentioned that he had aspired to your hand himself. I call it very jolly of him to take the matter like he has done. If it had been some fellows that I know they would nave placed ob stacles in my way instead of doin...
A St' king Matter. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
A St' king Matter. You may talk till you're tired of the Labor unrest; You may argue it out with your neighbor; But when all's said and done it is all for the best That there shouldn't be rest about labor. Sir Edward Clarke describes the late Lord Brampton (Sir Henry Haw kins) as the worse judge he ever knew. The unfortunate people who were sentenced by Sir Henry at one time and another unanimously en dorse Sir Edward Clarke's opinion. False happiness is like false money. It passes for a time as well as the true, and serves some ordinary occa sions, but when it is brought to the touch we find the lightness and alloy and feel the loss.
PLACES OF EXTREMES. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
PLACES OF EXTREMES. It ifl "believed that the coldest spot on earth inhabited by man is Verk hoyansk, above the Arctic Circle, in North-Eastern. Siberia. The ther mometer there drops to ninety de grees below zero in January, but eometimes rises to eighty-six degrees above zero in the shade in July, drop ping, however, to the freezing-point on the warmest summer nights. The hottest place in the world is the in terior of the Great Sahara Desert, Africa, where the thermometer rises to one hundred and twenty-two de grees. The wettest place is Grey town, Nicaragua, where the mean an nual rainfall is two hundred and six ty inches. The place of least rain is North Nolloth, in South Africa, where the average rainfall is less than an inch in a year. No matter how may be, he can borrow plenty of bad a man's credit always manage to trouble.
DEADLY GUNCOTTON. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
DEADLY GUNCOTTON. Efforts have been made to prevent j cotton, from being imported into Ger- ! many, as it is an indispensable asset ! to high, explosives. Guncotton is used i in enormous quantities for charging torpedoes and mines. Its base is raw ; cotton or even cotton waste such as : is used in cleaning machinery. This i is soaked for several hours in baths j of nitric and sulphuric acid, and it is j then passed between massive steel i rollers. These expel every trace of ! acid which has not been absorbed by the cotton. Through continual soak icigs in water the acid-charged cotton is reduced to a mass resembling paper pulp, and it is then ready to be moulded into various shapes and sizes. Discs, cylinders, squares, and tubes of guncotton are produced ac cording to the shape of the implement in which it is to be used. Intense shock or heat explodes gun cotton, and its power can be gauged from the fact that it is the force which blows great holes in ships through the agency of mine...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
II. The troop-train was starting as I ruslied 011 to the platform. There was no time for thinking what I was do ing if I meant to go by it, so I just jumped on to the foot-board and somebody pulled me into one of the carriages, where the first face I saw was ;the captain's—cold and stern, and quite himself again. ''That was a narrow shave,, my man," said a pleasant voice from the gentleman who'd 'elped me in; "it wasn't my fault, either." The captain didn't speak at all, but I felt very small as 'is eye looked me over, condemnimgly. It seemed as if I always showed up in a bad light be fore 'im. It wasn't a good start, but things moved too quick afterwards" to think much about it. From train to boat and from boat to train—right to the Front, where we went straight into the trenches to take the place of the dead or dying, and to relieve men who'd been holding them for many days past, in the teeth of an over whelming number of the enemy. Whatever fault I'd had to find with the captain ...
THE GIRL LEFT BEHIND I. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
I THE GIRL LEFT BEHIND ! i. There was a bad feeling between me an' tlie captain before a gentle man with, bits of ribb ins in his 'at pulled me on one side one morning last August, and told me I was the very man they'd been keeping a place for in the best regiment in training for the Front, so it was real bad luck to find that that "best" regiment was to hold both me and him—meaning Captain Shrewsbury. He scowled when he saw me march in with the latest batch of recruits, an' I confess I tried to slink behind Smith until the captain called out, in a voice of thun der: i "Halloa! you Atkins! So you've come to be licked into shape at last, have you? Well, the sooner you can change from a country lout into a smart soldier the better it will be for everybody concerned"—turning off very sharp and sudden when he'd fin ished speaking, without giving a fel lcftv a chance to reply. "By gum! He's got his knife in you all right," said Smith in my ear; i "what's it all about?" "Why, it's like th...
Smythesdale News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
i . . i 1 , The monthly meeting of the-Borough Council wag .he!df on Wednesday evening of last week. Present: Mayor M'Mena min and Crs Creed, Williamson, Har ridge, Kirk, and Searle. The Mayor reported on the visit of the Minister of Agriculture, Mr Hutchinson, and Mr Carmody, inspector oforch&rds, and Mr Chatham*- It -was resolved to thank Mr Chatham, M.L.Am for the interest he has at all times taken, in the welfare of the borough. It was resolved to obtain a roll of- honor board and place it in the Town Hall. Correspondence : From.secretary-of Shire of ;' Dunmurikle, asking council to support. resolutions re garding party legislation.—'Resolved to support. From - secretary Lady Stan ley's appeal, asking for i special effort during the xuonthof July io obtain funds for wounded soldiers.—Attended to. From inspector of- nuisances,. stating that the .borough is in a'sound sanitary condition.; i^Fhe. tojvn j clerk'a -mpnthly* financial statement .showed a debit bal* ance of £89...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
tfomionwrfftAlaiilos HEAD OFFICE SYDNEY ?o?°aii General Banking Business jTnS&i CJTJC8 and TOWNS of AUSTRALIA, and LOHDOH Cable remittances made to, and drafts drawn on foreign places direct. 'Foreign billa negotiated and collected. Letters of credit turned to any part of the world. Banking and Exchange Business of erer/ description transacted within the Commonwealth, United Kingdom and abroad. Current aecountajoponed. Interest paid on fised deposits. Advances made against approred securities. Savings Bank (department BRANCHES In the chief centres and AQENC1£3 at over . post Offices iwtofost Git e*o/ 1/- 2IS50 'n Australia . per annum «/0 1/ Deposit and Papua up to £300 INTERSTATE and INTERNATIONAl/Barings Bank Facilities JAMES KELL, Deputy Gorernor. Ju*t, 191i DEHISOH MILLER. Governor The abcR?e€feslgn makes an attractive looking home and if ysja will seed as a rough sketch showing the number and ssase of the rooms yon require, we will prepase &-p2aa ami estimate fr...
Piggoreet News. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
An impressive service was held in the Presbyterian Church last Sunday. The preacher, the Rev. G. T. Lee, made a special appeal to the men present to sign the Kitchener pledge, and so do their part in, the service of the Empire. Most of those present signed the pledge. On the previous Sunday occasion was taken to say farewell to Mr Frank Leask, of the staff of the Public Library, Mel bourne, who was home for a few days prior to entering camp at Broadmeadows. The young men of the district have re sponded well to the call. The following Sunday school scholars are either at the front or preparing to go :—Messrs D. and \V. M'Pherson, Les. Hall, and Percy iLaidler, Alb. Christie, Frank Leask, and Geo. Sherlock. A special collection for wounded soldiers is to be taken up next Sunday,
Coursing. PITFIELD AND CAPE CLEAR CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
Coursing. PITFIELD AND CAPE CLEAR CLUB. J The second meeting in connection with the above club took place on Saturday under excellent weather conditions on the Naringbal Estate. As a result, the attendance was beyond all expectations, many coming from long distances to witness the day's coursing... Hares were? plentiful, thus admitting of the coursing being finished in good time. Mr W. Ti; Rowe had charge of the beaters, and ma terially helped towards the success.of the meeting. The winning dog, Money Spi-: der, was in splendid form, and Kooringa Lass showed great skill, but was unlucky in having gruelling courses. The stake was a 16-dog one at £1 Is eaclj. Win ner, £10; runner-up, £3 ; twp dogs, £1 Is each. Following were the re sults :— . • .V, '• 'f First Round: J. H. Marshall's. State Express (walk over) v. W. Edward's Brickey (absent) ; W. Edwardsf Bob bery beat C. Loftus', Office Boy ; S; M'Cartney's Right O beat W. Chatham'^; Nichel Butler; W. M'Con-villeVMoneyr Slider beat J...
WHEN FRENCH WAS A BOY. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
WHEN FRENCH WAS A BOY. The recent announcement in a re ligious journal that Lord Kitchener and Lord Fisher devote a certain time to prayer before commencing their daily duties is a reminder that Sir John French is also possessed of great faith. He was brought up to be deeply "religious, but like most youngsters he rebelled against too many devotional exercises. There is a story in his family of how, when he was quite a small boy, his sisters thought it would be good for him to conduct the family devo tions. The future General rebelled, but he had to give in at last. His min istrations were short lived, however, for in the prayer he had to read on the very first day occurred the invocation, "O Lord, cut us not off as cumberers of the ground!" With the firm determination to get off reading prayers in future, Master Jack rendered the line as follows: "O Lord, cut us not off as cucumbers of the ground!" convulsing his hearers and putting an end to any further re quest that he should act...
EXPERIENCE TEACHES. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
EXPERIENCE TEACHES. It is rumored that the aged Em peror Francis Joseph of Austria is tired of the war and is anxious to co'in clude peace almost on any terms. The Emperor has had such a very unhappy life that he has seldom been known to indulge in humor of any kind; hut on one occasion at least he gave an amusing practical lesson to a certain official who was responsible for the condition of the public road ways in Austria. The Emperor was much disgusted with the shocking state of some of the roads, so he sent an open car riage to convey the above-mentioned official to the Imperial castle. The official was highly pleased with the honor, and put on his best clothes in. order to go and see his sovereign. He lay back comfortably in the luxurious open carriage, dreaming dreams of speedy promotion. As the carriage passed out of the city, however the horses began to stumble and fall, scattering mud everywhere. The roads were so bad that coachman, footman, and the oc cupant of the carriag...
To Reduce Weight. £100 IN CASE OF FAILURE. HOW ANY FAT PERSON CAN QUICKLY REGAIN A SLENDER, WELL FORMED FIGURE. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
>• ^100 IN CASE "OF FAILURE. i, HOW ANf FAT'PERSON CAN QUJCtf | LY REGAIN A SLENDER, WEL'ti ■' FORMED 'FIGURE. f1 Every fat man or woman can nofl^ie dlice fat to normal without dangerous drags, oils, or acids, tiring exeroises, weakening diets, irritating bath salts or other harmful old-time methods. Cer tain harmless sea plants extract known as Sslith leaves actually dissolve all ex cess fat and prevent more fat from form* ing, so* that a permanent weight reduc tion is produced without leaving wrinkles or flabbiness even in the most obstinate cases.' Do not think your case is too difficult or abnormal. No matter how fat yon may be, no matter what your age, sex or condition of health, nor how many, things you have tried witbont suc cess, get a box of Salith leaves from your chemist to-day, take them as di rected. and watch yourself grow thin. We have been authorised to say that £100 will be paid to the first maa or womaq weighing of 20 stone who can satisfactorily-prove that afte...
Browns and Scarsdale Borough Council. Monday, 12th May. [Newspaper Article] — Grenville Standard — 24 July 1915
Browns and Scarsdale Borough Council. Monday, 12th May. Present:—Cr J. Daniel (Mayor), D. Crosth waite, J. Wilkinson, S. Statton, T, H. Crosth» waite, and D. M. Aisbett. CORRESPONDENCE. From Or Louden, asking for three months' leave of absence.—Granted. From E. Morrison, drawing attention to the bad state of the road leading to her dwelling.—It was decided that the Mayor, Cr Aisbett, and town clerk, Inspect the road and take whatever action is deemed neces sary. From Shire of Dunmunkle, asking co-opera tion in summoning publio meetings to set aside party legislation until the war is over.— Cr D. Crosthwaite : We are all in favor of that. Cr Statton :-The Federal Government has fallen &lt; in with the idea now. The, Mayor: They should ask Mr Fisher to take the ballot-boxes to the trenches. Cr T. Crosthwaite: That is a lot of rot. Cr Ais bett : " Andy " Fisher is an obstinate, hard headed Scotchman.: It was decided, on the motion of Crs T. and D. CroBthwaite, that the couucil ...