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CHAPTER XIV. A Missing Link. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 5 September 1914
CHAPTER XIV. A Missing Link. There was to be 110 interruption ol the festivities, that, the Duke had in sisted upon. But all the pleasure and healthy excitement had vanished. Al ready more than one guest had sud denly developed a thoughtfulness for his chauffeur, whose very existence he had previously forgotten. It was all very well for the bands to play, for the younger people to fling themselves into the pleasure of the dance, but the chill breatli of suspicion lay over all, like an unexpected frost in a garden of flowers. The police were expected now at any moment. Even in so brilliant a house as Glenday Castle it was im possible to feel gay and light-hearted with the advent of a detective from Scotland Yard. Somehow the thought of their coming disturbed the Princess much more than the loss of the dia monds. Meanwhile she was consoling her self with a cigarette before the cheery flickering of a wood fire in her bed room. She lay back, with one hand thrown behind her dark head, li...
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co. Ltd., London and Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XIII. "Stop Thief!" [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 5 September 1914
THE SENTENCE OF THE COURT. By FRED M. WHITE. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock & Co. - Ltd., Loudon and Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XIII. "Stop Thief!" For a moment Princess Helena made no reply. It struck Gilray tliat she looked a little pale and distrait, mucli as it she had been suddenly aroused frpm sleep. The pupils of her eyes were dilated, and Gilray suspect ed drugs. As a fashionable doctor, lie knew the symptoms. Certainly the Princess liad disap peared into the fortune-teller's tent a ./Off. minutes before in full possession of all her faculties, and wearing all those magnificent jewels. And liere she was now with not a single stone . in her hair or on her corsage. It was no time to stand 011 ceremony. Gil ray laid his hand on the Princess's shoulder and shook lvev sharply. "Tell what has happened," he de manded. "It may be nothing but a joke, but it is possible to carry such jokes too far. Where are your dia monds?" The Princess lifted her hands to h...
HOW WIRELESS RECOVERED £20 A Post-Office Clerk's Experience. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 5 September 1914
HOW WIRELESS RECOVERED £20 A Post-Office Clerk's Experience. : A few minutes before eight on a re cent Saturday night a stranger called at Londonderry Post Office and asked for gold for four .Go Bank of Ireland notes. He explained that ho was just leaving for Canada, a tender at. the quay, close to the post-office, being timed to start at eight for the liner, which was lying at the mouth-of the Lough Foyle. The post-ofllce clerk courteously took the notes, and handed in exchange four little piles of gold which were in front of him. Without counting the money the stranger emp tied it into the pouch of his emigrant's belt, which he thereupon strapped around his waist and departed. An hour later, when he came to bal ance up for the night, the post-office clerk discovered his cash to be £20 short. No amount of checking made any difference^ "the figures' would not ' ••••' come right. Later on in the night lie sought the help of a senior official. Together they worked at the problem until...
CHAPTER XV. Harley Asks a Favor [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 5 September 1914
CHAPTER XV. Harley Asks a Favor Following the disappearance of Van tier Knoot's miniatures, the loss of Princess Helena's diamonds created something like a sensation of dismay. It had, of course, been impossible to keep the matter private, there are far too many society people dabbling in journalism to make such a thing practicable. The first edition of the evening papers had the news display ed with a score or so of "scare lieadB." There was not one of the journals but had Its speoial account by "one who was present." A great many of them had also reached the theory stage. According to one writer this was the work of a daring and audacious gang of international thieves. The dia monds had vanished in the capacious maw that had swallowed the minia tures. The police "already" had a ! clue."- According to another author ity this latest outrage was a political move on the part of certain foreign revolutionists to obtain' possession of what they rightly or wrongly regarded as crown jewel...
CYCLING. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 5 September 1914
. CYCLING. Liege, which has been the centre of such terrific fighting in Belgium is the home of the well-known " F.N." car, and it is almost certain 1 that these fine factoriea, employing over 4000 hands have been destroy on. The "Minerva" the premier car of Belgium is made in Antwerp, and their works have so far escaped the fate of the " F.N," plant. The factories of Messrs Dyle and Ba calan, whose big steel works in Louvain supply many English motor firms with steel tubing and chassis Btampings and frames, have gone with the burning of the city by the Germans.
LINTON V. BERRINGA. BERRINGA PREMIERS. AN EASY VICTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 5 September 1914
LINTON V. BERRINGA. BERRIN'GA PREMIERS. AN EASY VICTORY. The aerie* of matches in connec tion with the Scarsdale district as sociation w*>re brought to a close on Saturday last, when the final match waa fought befiyeen the Linton and Berringa teams on the ground of the latter. The rmult waa a decisive victory for the home team, they thoroughly outclassing their oppon ents by their brilliant play. Al though the weather waa cold, it did not prevent a large attendance of apectatora, including many from the surrounding district, from being present to witness the battle for premiership honors. Mr Marks, who wae specially engaged for the occasion, acted as central umpire, and gave general satisfaction. The teams were as follow:—Ber ringa—Forward, D. Davies, Mick O'Brien, and A. Bridson; half forward, W. Causon, S. Knight, and R. Hayes; centre, R. Ellis, N. M'Hutchison. and B. Woodward ; half back, D. O'Brien, T.M'Keogh, and W. Anderson ; back, A. Mood, R. O'BrieD. and J. Thomas ; follo...
ROKEWOOD. RAINFALL. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 5 September 1914
BOKEWOOD. RAINFALL. The rainfall for the month of August, as recorded by Mr C. W. Stanbrook, waa 38 points. Since the beginning of the year 92S points have been registered as compared ■with 1355 points for the correspond ing period in the year 11)13. CONCERT. In lien of the annual sale of gifts, a concert was given on Friday even ing in connection with Christ Church, Rokewood. R9V. W. E. Pagh occupied the chair. Vocal numbers were given by Mesdames Tanner and James, Misses F. Cam eron, R. Stanbrook, Taverner, Mar cella Onimus ("Marseillaise") and Messrs R. Little, L. Fletcher, J. Fraser, F. Johns, and H. Tanner. The second part of the entertain ment consisted of a comedietta, ^How's Your Uncle ?" Not only did ■each individual performer admir ably sustain the part allotted, but the frequent plaudits of the audi ence showed that their efforts did sot lack the appreciation of those present. The parts were held by 4he following :—Typist, Mrs Q. H. A. Stanbrook; Sally (schoolmistress) Mi...
DEREEL. SOCIAL. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 5 September 1914
DEREEL. SOCIAL. A successful social was held in I ihe Church hall on Thursday even ing. Mr C. Arnold presided. The first part took the form of a concert, in which the State school children, under the direction of Mi&a M'Lach lan, gave appreciated numbers. The programme was as follows :—Nat ional Anthem. Company; song. •*Eh» press of the Waves," Winnie Butler, Florrie, Ada, and Daisy Arn old, Lanra Thornton, Nellie Bliss, Margie Lamb, Master C. Thornton, Eay Everett, Walter James, Larry JLamb, Lindsay Conn, Fred Withell, I&lt;eslie Bliss; song, "Sister," Mrs 0. Thornton; club swinging, Elsie JTadge, Vera Hepwortb, and Francis Weatrup; song, "JubI before the battle, mother," Mr A. Arnold; re citation,Mr J. Lawless; song,uHenny ; Klein," Miss Arnold; recitation, JLaura Thornton; song, "Why did they sell Killarney," Mr A. Arnold; .0ong, "I'd love to live in Loveland," Mr Ellis; recitation, Maggie Lamb; song, "On the banks of the old canal," MisB Irene Wilson; song, "The ...
The Federal Elections. TO TAKE PLACE TO-DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 5 September 1914
i Tie Federal Mods. I • ' TO TAKE PLACE TO-DAY. Polling for the Ballarat election:, for the House of Representatives,, and for the election of six Victorian: s Senators will take place to-day be-" tween the hours of S a.m. and & p.m. There has been little variations from the voting methods of lac& year. An elector must vote for six can didates for the Senate anil one can didate for the House of Representa tives, otherwise the ballot paper will be informal, and not counted. Mark a cross in the square oppo site the name of each candidite for whom you desire to vote. Should a voter by mistake or ac cident spoil a ballot p .per he may„ on giving it up to the presiding of ficer, receive a new one. Cards or papers must not be left in. the polling booth. Electors must vote within their own subdivisions if at all possible. Before voting as an absent voter aa elector must sign this declaration:— " I am the person enrolled bs - on the electoral roll for the — subdivision of th...
THE "Berringa Herald" PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING [Registered at the General Post Office Melbourne, for transmission by post as a Newspaper.] SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1914. NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 5 September 1914
THE "Berringa Herald" p'ailMSHED EVEKY 8ATUKDAY HORNING [Registered at the General Post Office " Melbourne, for transmission by post as a Newspaper.] .Saturday, September o, 1914. notes. Mr Eric Russell, of Wurrook, Roko wood, has 20 picked Wurrook bred rams for gale. 330 cords of 5ft. dry wood are for sale at Wurrook Rokewood. Berringa Ambulance Society invites tenders for horse and driver. Those who require their harness repair ed, etc., are requested to note that Air E. O. Sullivan will be at Berringa during the coming week. Mr Hinsen, of Cliff College, England, has been appointed to succeod Mr Provan as missionary in charge of the Berringa Methodist Mission. Mr Provan proceeds to Dorby, and he will be farewelled on Wednesday evening next. The price of bread has beon risen to 7d per 41b loaf. Catholic bazaar, iu aid of Berringa Presbytery.Fund, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday next. Gronvilleshire Council and other reports crushcd out of this issue. FIRST-AID. Members of the Lad...
District News. SMYTHESDALE. ELECTION OF MAYOR. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 5 September 1914
Blstiict Hews. surra esdile. ELECTION OF MAYOR. At a statutory meeting of the csnncil held ori Monday evening, Mayor Williamson presiding, the newly elected councillors, viz., Cre JKlder, Seaile and Kirk took the manal declaration, and were congra tnteted by the chairman. Cr M'Menamin was elected Mayor for the ensning term, and was duly congratnlated by the retiring mayor. DRUM AND FIFE BAND. The monthly meeting was held eis Thursday evening, when there •were present—Messrs Coates (4), Baddeley (2), and Howard. The I'anc1 master presidod. A letter was joceived from the Smythesdale Fire Brigade re drums in band-room, live new members were nominated, be elected at the next meeting; and one member was struck off the jt>Il for non-attendance at practices. Bcndsman Edward Baddeley waB elected lance-corporal in place of a member who had left the district. The bandmaster informed the mem Iwrs that the Fire Brigade intended 4o present the band with a kettle dram and eight flutes that bel...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 5 September 1914
I . In Memoriam. ".My word, Jacob," said Steinberg, "that is a beautiful diamond you have in your pin- How much did it cost?"" "I paid oue thousand pounds," re plied Jacob. "One thousand pounds! Good gra cious!" exclaimed Steinberg. "Vy, I did not know you ver varth so much: money." "Veil, you see," exclaimed Jacob, "veil der old man died he le£t one thousand pounds tor a stone to be erected to his memory, and dis is der stone." Silenced. "I see the women are going to wear mediaeval costumes in that suffra gette parade," remarked Mr. Worn-' out pleasantly. "What are you going* to wear, my dear?" "My mediaeval hat," said Mrs. Wornout significantly. And there were no further remarks. As He Read It. He was a countryman, and be walked along the busy thoroughfare and read a sign over the door of a manufacturing establishment, "Cast iron sinks." It made him mad. He said that any fool ought to know that." It's the experience of every man', that he wants a lot he doesn't get and. gets a lot...
BALLARAT LIVE STOCK MARKET. Tuesday. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 5 September 1914
iSALLARA'L' LIVE STOCK 5UEX1VE Tuesdav. mi: cattle: An extra light supply cainra to hand to-day, numbering only i)S Valup.s tor all classes consequently show a material advance oil late rutes. Qno tations: Prime pens bullocks, ,£16 to .217 10/; good, .I'13 to JMt/10/; medium. j£I®> to .£12,10': be.-t cows, to .£9/17/6. Aver ages: llr \V. Thomson Manifold, Purrnm bete, C'umperduu n, 10 bullocks. J616fifrz Messrs Stock I!M. Camilla is. Sfandforcl.. 22 bullocks, light weights. XI3/3/X Sheep: 11332 came forward for to-day'» sale, majority coinprising chiefly medianc descriptions, and a number of ewes witfc lambs; only a small proportion beiuff' '.rood to prime quality. Rest quality solit eoual to last week's rates, whilst otfte** were noun easier. Quotations:—Primw crossbred wethers, 26/ to 28/; extra qual ity uud weights, 30/ to 52;!; gixxl do, 23/' to 25/; medium do, 20/ to 21/; prinio croRS cred ewes, 23 to 2-1/; extra quality, 25/i^, (food crossbred ewes, 18/ to 20/; best nv~ rin...
SCASSDALE. COUNCILLORS ENTERTAINED. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 12 September 1914
SCASSDALE. COUXCl l.l.Oi:S KNTKUTAINKD. , At tlie c-onrlusien o! tlie meeting &lt;M ui? Swrougli (.-iiinicil incut'in;; 011 Monday tho .«VK-inavor, Cr Louden. invited tlie eouuoil 1ms and a number of leading resident? to yarlako of a dinner. which was laid out in ; iiivd-cla.ss .~tyle. '*'r l.imden pivsided. ami »abmitled the toa?*. vi "The King suul: JJmiiire." which was^enlhusinstieally lion-1 ami. "The Xew ly-i h cted Mayor" was -jtpjpaSLd by ill.' i-'haiimiiu in a c-uto^i^ 5io speech. ami Mayer Daniels made an i;ito speech in reply. _ Mr T. 11. ■Orosthwnili- pivpo-ed "M iinicipalitics." remarked that until lie entered muni cipal lii'o lie had no nlea of tlie extern ®f the duties to pel 'farmed. and it would Jjo well il' the ral-.-paycrs attended the aiiM'tings to gi'iit an idea of tlie work ®.iuii&lt;-ils poi formed. I 'oiini'illors could no! , Ij2 thanked enough for v.hat' they did, and I sf they were chvn more p&lt;>wrrv lie wn« nu\o the Sliii.' .ijm...
District News. SHELFORD. CONGRATULATORY SPEECHES. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 12 September 1914
CONGRATULATORY SPEECHES. JJ ..'itho luncheon hour of tho 3«oi . Snire Council on "Wednesday tho -j>r-. ulent (Cr Lees) proposed the toast &lt;of ' ; lie Kiuj; and Success to tlio British Toi,,'S," which was warmly honored. Cr J. Vtnion proposal the health ol' tlio aiewiy-elected president (Cr Lees). lie ®a:&lt;. that liming the past year (Jr Lees 3u»l shown marked ability. lip had a ®ood grasp of municipal matters, and as i»i cliairnuui displayed jji-eat tact in push ing t!vyu&lt;?h the business brought before tl;c meetings. lie wa? sure the incom ing term would prove successful from jcviry aspect. The toast was musically ■Jitrtiurcd, ami cheers were j;iven for Mr 4tmi Mrs Lees. In reply. Cr Lees re aiiarUed that his past experience had I'ocn a most liluutouious one. (Vmncil lort> and officers co-ojuTalvd to facilitate liusiiu'os in every way. oml although im portant quest i.-ns had been at times de liberated u],h>1). ye', the conclusions ar rived at...
BALLARAT WHOLESALE DAIRY PRODUCE MARKET. Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 12 September 1914
BA1,LAUAT Wlluf ,1'SAf.F- DAIRY L'UODUCIi MAlliCKT. Tliursilav. T. J. Lawless Co Bro.O report: — 1» H.I♦ r: I'nim' prints, 1/; lump. 1l.!,cl: dairy, tM: sp)>n.a~ tor, lOiil to lid. Kiins. fld to SMd. Baconr Sides, 1*M to 11d: nvddlrtf. lf; lmtn. if. Lard, 8*d. TTonev, •>',&lt;! to B.'.d. ^hc-ose«. 8.J&lt;1 t-o 9d. Phillips and Chamberlain report:—*• Butter: Prime factory prints, 1/: luma» llid to 1/; separator. 10d: dairy, 8aL Eggs, 9d. Bacon: Sides, lid; iniddl*«ta> 1/; ham, 1/. Lard. 8ld. Cheese, Onions: Brown Spanish, £13HOI. toee, MflOl to X5/10/.
SCARSDALE BOROUGH COUNCIL Monday, 7th September. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 12 September 1914
SCARSDALE BOROUGH COUNCIL Jfomlay, 7th September. Present—Cis I'. Louden (Mayor), A. A. Edgar, D. Crosthwaite, S. .Statton, J. Daniel.-!, D. 31. Aisbett. The .Major's allowance was fixe&lt;l at .er/io/. Election of Mayor—Cr Edgar wn* nominated as Mayor for tho ensuing .vear; but ho declined, stating that as hi* had already occupicd the position on different occasions, he would prefer sorno of the younger members to take up tho duties. Ho moved that Cr Daniels bo elected Mayor. Cr Crosthwaite seconded, the motion, which wa.s unanimously agreed to. Cr Louden, in installing the neniy-elected Mayor, congratulated thtr C'ouiieil upon the choice they had made, ami wished the Mayor a imccessi'ul anil harmonious term. Cr Daniels suitably acknowledged the honor conferred upon him. Or Statton moved a vote of thanks to the retiring Mayor, and spoke in. laudatory tonus of his services to th» borough. C'r Croslhwaito seconded tho* motion, which was fittingly acknowledg ed. The wliolo cou...
BALLARAT POULTRY MARKET. Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 12 September 1914
liALLARAT POULTRY M UiKET. Titursiiuv* i T. ,T. Lawless and 0V>. report:—A fiur fiujmlv peniKnl, and prices firm for piimo I quality, poor lots dull of ;=alo. Tin kpvs: i l'rinio gobblers and lions made 8d per Hi; medium, 6d to "Id; prime roosters, to 7/2 per pair; medium, 3/ to 4/6; best, ! linns made 5/2; me&lt;lium, 2/6 to 3/6; in ferior, lower; forward ptilleta, from 3/ to 4/6; small lots, from 1/6 per pair; i primo ducks, 4/; canaries, 4/; pigeons, i 1/6. »