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It Is Said. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
It Is Said. That although tho day was any thing but inviting for the holding of the Xmas sports at the Coach and Horses, the sum of £1 I7s has been handed over to the Berringa Worn-out MinerB* Fund. That Constable Donald, of Cres wick, has been appointed in charge of the SmytheBdale police station. That sickness is very prevalent at Berringa juBt now, a sort of colic be ing the chief cause. A fatal case of typhoid fever has occurred during the week, the victim being Mrs O. Thornton. That there is every prospect of a mining boom at Scarsdale. The crushing going4 through the mill from the Scarsdale mine promises a good payable yield.
AN EXTRAORDINARY WILL. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
AN EXTRAORDINARY WILL. At :m inquest hold recently at Mas terton (New Zealand) on the body of .Ur. iiobert J. Ewington, one of the most remarkable wills on record was produced. A witness stated that when .10 arrived at the spot where deceased •vas found, Ewington asked him to get lis lickl-glass ease and rifle. Tlio dy .ng man said: "I have written ou ilieni," antl asked witness to read the •vriting to him. Deceased then asked witnous to copy tho writing and send it to his brother Charles at Masterton. The writing on the field-glass case, which had been scratched with a piece of wire or a •lail, was as follows:— "Look after Jlaudie and tlio chil dren. Look after things, Will. H.ap loint It. Dagg and Charley.—(Signed) liob." Ou the same caso ware scratched the .vords, "Hard luck!—iiob." On tho >iitt of the rifle tliere were scratched .heso words.— "Dear Charley,-—Give Will Harding every cliancv, and he will help Maudie ,ind my family. Put him on the right .o:ul.-—(Signed) Dob." Th...
BALLARAT HOUSE MARKET. Friday. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
P.AI/LARAT HOUSE MAl'KET. Friday. Coghlnn, Boasc, and Cq. report: — Wo otTercd at auction at our yards this week horses, cattle, pis*-'. Horses: A good yarding came forward lor to-davs mar ket, comprising a few useful medium an;l heavy draught geldings, principally 3 year-olds; the balance consisting ot aged drsum-liL-i. aciive delivery sort*, ami a -J'air number of useful light harness sorts and ponies. Our principal consign ments to-day came from this Wimmera a ad St. An'taud districts. together with ;i few small !&lt;-ts finm district. tanners, and til'.' usual i utrv of city a:id ilmv. ii .-iiiimuU'. Then- was a very giKKt at tendance of buyers throughout the sale, ami although competition "as not ani mated. a wry fair clearance was effect ed. \Vc made Kales for the following:— IJn account of Mr II. Gordon. St. Ar naiul. one 4-year iiKtliuiu draught., ; ».lie 7-vear active delivery, .til!. On ac count oi -Ml- M. Gordon. St. Ariiaiid. alio 7-war tm iliiini draught niavo. ...
Amongst the Mines. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
Bmongsi mi! Pines. A determined effort ia about to be made to recommence operations at the Berringa Prospecting Associa tion's claim, and a meeting of share holders hss been convened for Tues day evening to consider the pro posal of driving for the William's Fancy lines of reef. A number of applications have been made for shares in the syndicate, and to make this possible all shares not paid tip by Tuesday will be forfeited. At the William's Fancy the south drive No 7 level is operating on a strong -well defined bcdy of stone worth over half an ounce to the ton. This fact should certainly be an incentive to sink the shaft im mediately and open out at deeper levels. At No. 6 level the atoping faces of good width maintain their good payable quality. On the north side of the big break. No. level, solid payable stone 4 feet wide, is being broken. Never in the history of the mine did the outlook appear so well, and it is little wonder that shareholders are enquiring why the share values ...
MAN AND HIS FUN. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
MAN AND HIS FUN. Man that is born of woman is of ow days, and inordinately fond of Fun. In the beginning, v. hen his tumlet s full of milk, and his soul of con ent, he lies upon his back and kicks lis heels in the air; he says "Go-ga" >nd "Goo-goo," and that is Fun. Being grown olderjhe climbs a tree .iid falls out thereof;f he goes in swim ng, and is well-night drowned; he ibsents himself from school, at the •xpense of his cuticle, and that is Fun. He grows in size, but not in wisdom, or now is he in college. He goes 'orth by night and steals the signs >f poor tradesmen; he marches in a irocession of fools, and burns his ■ooks;. he gets drunk overnight, ana •eaps headaches in the morning, and hat is Fun. He conceives a desire for the com >any of young women; he follows one -irl about, and wears her heair; she •arries his scalp in her belt, and she ■ests under the shadow of his ears, mi that is Fun. In the end she throws him over, and he sunshine is gone out of his life, tn...
CRUSHING REBUKE. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
CRUSHING REBUKE. I 111 the early tliiys of railways, on I some of the lines smoking was not al lowed at all, either in the trains or oil I the station buildings. One day a station-master of a large station, ii man noted for his conceit and pomposity, descried a gentleman pacing the platform with a cigar in hit mouth. He at once accosted the offen . del' aiul requested him forthwith to stop I smoking. The gentleman took 110 110 I tioe of this command, but continued to | walk, emitting a silvery cloud. The station master asked him to stop I smoking more peremptorily than be fore; but still the owner of the Ha vana maintained a provoking disregard i A third time the order w\s repeated accompanied by a threat that if tin obstinate sinner did not obey ho would he handed over to the tender niereie' of the porters. The stranger took 110 more heed tliar before, so at last tho official, complete ly losing his temper, pulled the cigai out of the smoker's mouth and flung it away. This violent ...
MOURNING GARMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
MOURNING GARMENTS. Tlio colors of garments worn during the mourning period varies in differ ent countries. The more civilised na tions use black lor mourning. In Italy the women don wliito garments t&lt;i show their grief, and the men clothes of a brown hue. In China, white is used for mourning by both sexes. In Tur key, Syria, Cappadocia, and Armenia. Celestial blue is the tint chosen. In Egypt, yellowish brown, the hue of the dead leaf, is deemed proper; and in Ethopia the natives wear grey as tin emblem of mourning. All these colors are symbols. AYliit&lt; symuolises purity, an attribute of our dead; the celestial blue, that placc of rest whore happy souls are at peace: the' yellow or (lead leaf tells that death is the end of all human hope and thai mail falls as the autumn leaf; and grey whispers of the earth to which all re turn. The Syrians considered mourning for tlie divd ' an effeminate practice, and when they grieved they put on wo men's clothes, as a symbo...
CHAPTER XLVII. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
CHAPTER XLVII. John Cott, in company of his nephew, visited the shop of one Seena, . ;i tobacconist. ' "I have come," said Cott, "to claim the monies for a certain pipe, do yon remember?" "I remember perfectly well," smiled the tobacconist, "but you cannot have the monies." j "But, you pirate, I won my case." "But not the bet," answered Mr. f?eona. i "Do you deny that the plaintiff did not benefit?" I "Not so," replied tbe tobacconist and philosopher. "But"the plaintiff was innocent, so you pay for the pipe. 1 i wished I had charged double for it!" "This is double dealing with a ven geance," grumbled John Cott. "I Insist upon the return of its very exorbitant price." "Why not let Miss Burney decide," suggested his nephew, laughing. "A very proper suggestion." acrced the King's Counsel. "I am going to her now. Pirate, give me a box of Seena cigarettes." "With great pleasure, sir, and.I ab solutely refuse to charge for them." Young Mr. Penistone Cott handed the K.C. into a cab. "Good ...
THE VIXEN CHAPTER XLVI. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
THE VIXEN Sy LCV/1N »FITZHAMON Published by Arrangement with Ward. Lock ^ Co., Melbourne. AI' Rfphtja Recurved. CHAPTER XLVi: The Court had risen for luncheon, and every restaurant in the vicinity Cue Law Courts was Inconveniently (Kicked; the busy clink of knire null fork, china and glass, offered a philo sophic contrast to the continuous mur mur of subdued argument. The gen ;™l topic of conversation was Miss Furney's evidence. . The honest way she had stood up to cross-examination was greatly com mented upon and admired: yet "a curi ous and unreasonable opinion prevail !*&lt;J that had John Cott been alile to •put his last question himself, Ancela -would have answered dilTercntlv; this was the hotly-debated topic: was there Joimdntion for a suspicion that An,v&lt;\i=v rook the necklace? ■»"' ! There -was ono quiet corner in an unpretentious restaurant where there was no argument. The 15arl and Courtess of Pettigew sat there: Pett trying to choke down an indifferent...
The Man who Dodged Work. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
The Man who Dodged W ork. r Hy Charles Phelps Cusliing, in the •'Argonaut." It's frightfully hard to make some persons under.stiinil that when one of literature's vagrants lias money enough to last, him into the middle of Janu ary ho continues to be rich until he's poor again. When I'm noor I chase work, take 01: any sort of hack writing, from interviews to encyclopaedias, hut , when I'm rich T dodge it. The harder' I pursue, the more desperately I have to flee later on. Or I sliould say, ra ther. that is tile way things used to lie ill the days when T was asiiamed of my • soul ant! atraid to fling capital hack in the publisher's tooth. As you shall see A month ago I looked at my hank- . book and with intensu gratification dis- . covcred that the balance had rcachod ; the unprecendeiitod hi fill water mark of 500 dollars. That was enough to i change my wholo attitude towards ex-! istonco. From that time, Forth until my [ funds vshitll 'wojt.to, I ami rich,'"'anil' despise to Vti^iii...
THE HOUSEHOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
THE HOUSEHOLD. Five Minutes Pudding.—Half a cup ful of (lour, a quarter of a cupful of sugar, two eggs, two teaspoont'uls of baking-powder, and a pinch of salt to gether, and mix in the eggs not beat en, beating it only to make the mix ture smooth. Bake in a hot oven for live minutes, turn out on to a paper sprinkled with sugar, spread over it a layer of jam or jelly previously nuido warm, and roll up quickly. Serve with sweet sauce, if liked. Beet Cannelou.—Two pounds of the round of beef, the rind of half a lemon, three sprigs of parsley, one teaspoon ful of salt, a quarter of a teaspoonful of pepper, a quarter of a nutmeg, two tablespoonfuls of melted butter, one raw egg, and half a teaspoonful of onion juice. Chop meat, parsley and lemon rind very line, add other in gredients, and mix thoroughly. Shape into a roll about three inches in dia meter and six in length. Roll in but tered payer.and bake I'or thirty min utes, busting with butter and water. When cooked, place on a hot di...
THE POULTRY YARD ADVANTAGES OF EARLY MOULTING. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
THE POULTRY YARD ADVANTAGES OF EARLY MOULTING. Those who have just commenced poultry keeping and have some last year's birds would do well to realise what those with experience have learnt, that a hen which moults be fore the winter is more valuable than a pullet, because she lays largo eggs, and generally quite as many of them. It is wise to induce hens to,moult be fore the winter wherever it can be arranged. When the hens shed their feathers In the warm weather it is a saving of over 30 per cent., as the feathers grow so much more quickly when the weather is warm; not only that, but the birds are ready for the winter worls, and it is not as didicult to got them on to lay then as it is when they have moulted late and have conse quently felt the strain more. Those poultry keepers who keep their fowls especially for producing eggs for the table and markets should get their birds in order for laying. Some people have an idea that it is too stimulating and leaves the bird weak, but thi...
Corindhap Old School Scholars Re-Union. SECOND ANNUAL GATHERING. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
Csiinanap on sctooi scholars Rt-oniQS. KECONO ASKOAL GATHERING. Tho nana® of Corindhap is, like many another early-day Kot&lt;lfield, known far and vride. It got its birth on the discovery *1 the Break o' Day alluvial rush —a rush attracted tho attention of hundreds ul diggers and othora from the Old Land, *« well s» those who had fruitlessly os M*re& to amass wealth in othor goldfiolds ili Victoria. It i* difficult to ascertain ■rfco »iid actually first discover gold ut iSciiivdhap; but tho rush rapidly sot in hImu it WHS reported that the lato MrC. .Stanhrook and those associated with him fcad sunk upon wash containing more .cold than sand. SUnbrook's dam, was •ut of "the paddock," and it is stated that *Uoro was a great tussle for the coveted «r»und, so much so that dog-in-the-man jBM tactics were resorted to, and the old drives to this day bear ample evidence of tiio "smoking out" tho minors were sub tho experiences- of other early-day °lt9'nrofkW»T on"Th™ shelve...
Back to Nature. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
Back to Nature. The waist-lino which erst was so slender. And sometimes was high and then low, [s now disappearing completely, As pictures in fashion hooks show." [ 1 ooked for tho reason apd found it, And so pass it on in all haste; We have cried, all these years, "Back to nature!". And in nature, you know, tbore'a.no waste.
ASHES FOR PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
ASHES FOR PIGS. It has been noted by pig-breeders that health and thrift are prolonged to a great degree by allowing con stant access to ashes, and if salt be mixed with them, the effect is still wore marked, and the composition is partaken of with greater relish. All feeders who have tried it pronounce the benefits unmistakable, and re sults most ' gratifying. Prof. Henry made some experiments in this line, and the following, is what came of it: I "Three pigs were taken at five months of age, and closely confined-' and fed maize-meal and hardwood ashes for six weeks. During this time they gained five and a-half pounds each per week,' and consumed 2SV4 pounds of maize-meal per week. For thirteen weeks thereafter they were fed no ashes whatever, and fell off in the consumption of corn meal to the average of 19% pounds per week. Sev eral other experiments were tried, all showing the same approximate re | suits." ; Feeding pigs Is a sure paying crop, if good judgment in .selection prev...
THE AMATEUR'S NEED OF ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
THE AMATEUR'S NEED OF ADVICE. - Amateur poultry-keepers must not expect to succeed and find everything to go on smoothly at the first with out the aid of advice from some ex perienced person. This needs to be clearly understood. There is a great deal of knowledge to be acquired In • the work of poultry-keeping, -• and there is no one who knows so much that cannot still learn more, even af ter having had years of practical ex perience. Fanciers of wide experience are generally glad of hints from oth ers as to their ways and methods, and are ready and willing still to learn. Beginners, however, are often too self reliant, and will neither ask for ad vice nor yet take it if It is offered freely.. The result is they make many blunders often before they have well begun, and thus blight their prospects of success completely. if "A good beginning is half the bat tle." But to be self-reliant and plunge hastily into the work without thought niul care at the start is only to pave the way to f...
CYCLING. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
CYCLING. R. Spears, the Australian liaciDg" Cyclist, who hails from Dnbbo, (X.S.W.) bus been responsible for soma very lire sprinting both ia, America and France, and goo«f judges predict that this rider is rapidly working hi a way towarto world's championship honour. SpeaM is now racing in France, bui before leaving America he seyeraE times defeated the great American, rider, P. Ivramer, who has beea champion of America for 12 years;, and last year he carried off the world's Sprint championship. la Paris Spears has already demon strated that he can sprint as fast as the world's best. It will be re membered that Spears, in conjunc tion with D. Kirkham, won the last C days race held in Melbourne.
Sporting. MINERS' ANNIVERSARY. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 31 January 1914
spoiling. MINERS' ANNIVERSARY. The anniversary of the Berrinfrs dist-ict branch F.M.E.A. will bs celebrated on Saturday next in the> Berringa Recreation Keserve. Par some time past the celebration has taken the*, form of a race meeting ai the Berringa racecourse, but pro bably duo to some extent to the dis tance of the course from the towa. the women folk particularly di:I not put in an appearance. To giv*y everyone an opportunity to taka part in the celebration this year » programme, including horse and: athletic events, will be carried oaff iu the Recreation Reserve. Th-a committee guarantees that every thing will be supervised so strictly that men, women, and children wi3£ not regret joining in to make the day one of general merry-making'.. The proceeds are to be devoted to the Worn-out Miners' Fund. A. dance will take place in O'FarrelJV Hall on Friday evening.