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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 26 September 1914
Amusements. Rulo 54-, V.R.C. Trophies and Amateur Riders. BoKewooQ Junciion District Baces. To bo hold 011 Rokewood Junction Course Saturday, Oct. 17. Proceeds in aid of Belgian Patriotic Fund. A SPECIAL TRAIN will run from Ballarat to the Course, stopping at all Stations en route and returning at night. £25 in Prizes. To bo given day of Races. Berringa Ko.yv Ifrass Hand will render Selections durin»- the Afternoon. | PUOt.ISAMJii:, To start punctually at 2 o'clock. 1. TRIAL HANDICAP, 5 furlongs. First, Trophy £5. Nomination 5s. For horses that have never won more than £7 in any one race. 2. HANDICAP NOVJSLTY PONY RACE, 14.2 a.u., 4 furlongs. First, Trophy £4. 10 yards to every inch under 14.2 allowed. Nom. 4s. 3. HANDICAP TROT, V/> miles. First, Trophy £3. Horses to carry list; ponies Ust. Nom. 3s. Post entrv. 4. PATRIOTIC HANDICAP, 1 mile. First, Trophy £7. Noni. 7s (id. 5. HACK RACE, 5 furlongs. First, Trophy £2. Hacks to he approved of by stewards. Nom. 3s. Post entry. G. FLY...
BALLARAT STORE AND DAIRY CATTLE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 26 September 1914
JULLARAT STORF \NT) DATR* CATTLE MARKET. Coglilan. Bouse, ami Co. report: — A good supply forward, comprising a few (at and beefy cows, 2 to 3-year-old steers, young cattle, store cows, and bulls.' .Supplies came principally from the Wimmcra and the Isortli, the mst jority of tlie yarding carrying fair con clition. There was a large attendance of buyers, including si lair number of the trade. All beefy stock luet with firm competition, and" good prices ruled; but for t-lotu entile buyer* acted with groat caution, owing to the continued dry weather, and for these classes low prices had to be accepted^ to effect sales, Beefy to prime cows: No heavy-weights pen ned, .£3/19/ to ,£5 to .£G; 3-year-old -steers, carrying condition. .£'3/11/ to .£3/15/ to •£4/14/; 3-year-old heifers, do, -L'3 tp .£3 U(. Milkers: Only a few medium sorts forward, which sold from .£4/10/ to JtG. Forward springers, from -£-1/1(1/; spring ing heifers, from ,£"2/10/. Bulls, i'4/10/ to Jt5 to ,L6. Store cattle: St...
The Federal Elections. BALLARAT SEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 26 September 1914
tub Federal Eieciions. BALLAIUT SEAT. The electoral officer (tor N. Whid burn) od Saturday declared the poll for the Ballarat electorale. The figures were :— M'Grath ... ... 16,7.3-1 Ooldhtim ... ... 15,%o Majority for M'Grath 771 Mr McGrath thanked the electors for returning him to the national Parliament, and said that the peo ple of Australia had endorsed the policy of Mr Fisher. At tha pre vious i lection it was said that a poll of S;3 per cent, was impossible, but this time it was nearly 87 per cent. His majority had increased, al though there were nearly l,f>0(> less narnts on the roll. lie denied the statement inauo in an affidavit that he had enclosed a voting ticket with a letter to a man who had lost his little chihl, and said that the publi cation of the affidavit on the morn ing of the election in tho Ballarat papers was a dastardly thing. Many peculiar statements had been made as to what the Labour party would do. He believed 'hat some people in business voted aga...
The Road Hog. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 26 September 1914
The Road Hog. They were going along the public highway at a leisurely rate of 40 miles per hour, when a decrepit hen and rooster started to do the chicken specialty—cross the road. The front and hind wheels ou the right side struck the poor, old, stilf jointed rooster amidships, and with one squawk he succumbed. Immedi ately th'c man at the wheel started to slow down, and to look about for a place to turn. His solicitous wife turned to her seat-mate aud said: "Isn't that just like his tender heart? lie won't be saiislied unless he goes back and set tles for that rooster. He just can't bear to feel he has injured anyone or anything." Then, louder, to her husband, she said: "George, remember that ap pointment. We haven't any time to go back for anything." Glancing at the clock near his feet and at the speedometer near by, he sighed and said: "You're right, Jen nie; but 1 just know if I had turned back I would have killed that old hen just as easy as I did the rooster!"
A SPLENDID FOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 26 September 1914
A SPLENDID FOOL. By Ian Grosvenor. Jt was the sound of a woman's sob which first attracted Carteris's atten tion to the girl's slender figure. Lean ing against a foul buttress of the slum's archway, blotted against the un speakable dirt of its crumbling mason ry,* she crouched, weak, apparently on tlie verge of unconsciousness. Hesitatingly, the young surgeon halted on the mud-bespattered kerb, looking half-curiously at the limp, pa thetic figure. Transitorily, he believed her drunk, like many another he had passed that Saturday night during his careful threading of those noisome purlieus, then curiosity made him make a closer inspection of the girlish form. 1'linging the butt of his cigar in the mud, he stepped to her side, his face setting grimly, as by the flickering light of a distant gas jet he read the tragedy of poverty street in the white features of his strangely-met com panion. Starvation peered out at him from every line of a face lovely in . spite of its awe-inspiring st...
Why He Played It. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 26 September 1914
Why He Played It. Some years ago the Oldham Ama teurs were producing one of Han del's oratorios, under the personal tuition and conductorship of the hue Charles Halle. • Among the orchestra was the famous and gigantic bassoon player, George Seel, of Ashton undcr-Lyne. At the final rehears il Halle went to George and, indicat ing several bars for the bassoon, told him not to play them 011 the nigiit of the performance. George was in wardly boiling with indignation, but said nothing. On the night of the performance George played the banned music. When the affair was over Halle went up to Seel in a great rage, and, pointing to the notes, said:— "I told you to leave that out, didn't I?" "Aye, you did," said George, "but Handel towd me to put it in, and he were a better judge than you!"
Why He Hated War. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 26 September 1914
Why He Hated War. "YVais" cried the old gentleman in the Pugsbury Anns smoking room, "is a curse and a disgrac:.. War," lie continued, thumping the table with his list, "is an abomin i tion and a blot 011 civilisation! The very name of .war," he shouted, sweeping two glasses and a pint pot oil the board in his excitement—"the vcrv name of war is enough to mal:e a dccent, respectable man go and 'ang hissclf out of pure disgust!" Having thus delivered himself, lie rose and left the room, his fine old lace showing signs of sfrong emo tion. "Gentleman seems to feel rather deeply on the subject," said a com mercial traveller, who had been listening to his remarks. ' "He do," assented one of the natives. "Has lie lost some near relative through the war?" inquired the commercial. "He 'ave," replied the other, oracu larly. "Who was it?-' asked the querist. "'Is wife's first husband!" was the reply. '
RAILARAT HORSE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 26 September 1914
ti att. wmt house market. • Coghlan, iioase, and Co. report: — Wo offered at auction at our varus tliis week 91 horses, 73 cattle, 339 pigs. IlorseS: Only fair supplies came forward for this week's market owing to the non-arrival of lour trucks of horses from the Wiin mora ami North. The trucks in these instances were commandeered by buyers of horses for the Expeditionary Forces. The yarding consisted of n few Rood heavy and medium draught niarcs, hut geldings in these classes are scarce: aclivo delivery horses, light harness sorts, and ponies. The majority of the horses for ward e;uno from local farmers, together with n largo entry of City and Town animals. Our buyer was in attendance all day for the purpose of buying light Jiorses suitable for remounts, tile order for heavy transports being filled, but he was only successful in obtaining 12 head. Competition .for all classes of draught stock lacked animation owing to tho continued dry weather, but we have en a quiry for good ponie...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 3 October 1914
CURED of CHRONIC RHEUMATISM BY THE CONSISTENT USE OF CLEMENTS TONIC Mr.FRKD. DIAMOND, J.P., of No. 6 Rosedale Street, Petersham, whose declaration is here published, is one of the oldest and best-known press steals oT N.S.W. He suffered from Rheumatism, and tried all manner of mean* to set hack his health. All these failed until he tried this blood purifying medicine. How long it took to rid his system o[ the poisons which caused his agonising pain and tor ment is best told in his owa vrords: To CLEMENTS TONIC LTD., t " From May to the cad of October, 1912, I suffered agonies with acute MUSCULAR RHEUMATISM. Ankles, knees, and shoulder joints were swollen and painfal, with excruciating pains in ray bade. I was in a wretched and helpless condition, conld scarcely stand, I cowplately lest appetite and sleep at eight. 1 had the best medical adric*, Taririih aad hot salt-water baths cot •( aamber, and was mas saged three times a week, hnt all to a* paiyasa. I despaired o( ever being well...
The Federal Elections. THE SENATE. QUEENSLAND. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 3 October 1914
Hie Federal Elections. THE SENATE. QUEENSLAND. The following is a final list of the Senate election figures for Queensland :— R. T. Givens, Lab. ... 152,S42 M. A. Ferricks, Lab. ... 152,322 W. J. It. Maughan, Lab. 152,177 J. C. Stewarf, Lab. ... 151,408 J. Mullan, Lab 151,079 H. Tuiley, Lab. ... ... 150,560 T. W. Ciawford, Lib. ... 114,613 W. Aitchison, Lib. ... 113,287 F. Johnson, Lib. ... ... 113,189 A. P. Jones, Lib. ... 112,59S E. E. Smith, Lib. ... 111,731 M. W. O'Donneil, Lib. ... 111,356 W. J. Nicholls, Berringa.
Grenville Shire Council. Thursday, October 1. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 3 October 1914
Mile SDiie Council. Thursday, October 1. Present—Cra Kennedy (presi dent), Douglas, Nunn, Blakeley, j*oynion, Wallis, Shepherd, and Clarke. An apology for absence Tvaa received from Cr Yaugban. Tenders. No. 3 /12—Forming, etc., SI J ^chains of Mitchell's lane, Iladdon. —W. West, £47 18s ; D. H. Fitz jtatrick, £Sl; P. Hyneft, £if>; H. Tudor (accepted), £2,5 ; P. Nolan, £37 No. 2/15—Forming 11], chains, gravelling 2S£ chains, and 10 chains of drain, etc., on Hobs' Greek road, sear Walshe's.—D. II. Fitzpatrick, £46 ; H. Tudor (accepted), £,'?(>. Correspon dence. From Public Works Department, notifying that the books and ac counts be balanced as soon as possi jije after SOih September.—Receiv From same, forwarding particu lars of Unused Road license to Mrs | 2SL J. Cousins, Parish of Cardigan. Iteceived. From Public Health Department, salting for the Shire Engineer's re port on the Roman Catholic Church, ■Ssl Linton.—Attended to. From Secretary tor Lands, asking 5o bo furnished wi...
[?]monyst the mines. QUARTZ SPECIMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 3 October 1914
MM me i«. QUARTZ SPECIMEN. A moat important discovery vn& made afc the Birthday Tatrnel mine, at Berringa, last week, when a Iun»j> of quartz weighing 1C!1\ and coa taining approximately over 100 ae of gold, was unearthed. The fia&lt;5' was made 700 feet north of tb* abaft, at the No. f» level, where for i some little time past they have beeit working on the lode, which is 3lt in width and is estimated to bo worth from 21 dwt to 3 dwtper too. Friday morning early there wasa* firing down the lode, and 8sbe» qnently the quarts specimen, thick ly studded with gold, and largfr pieces of the precious metal clinur ing lo it, was picked np. Theapeei men cauio from the indicator, antf> while no more rich gold bearing on» could be foqnd. the manager iffi hopefal that there is more ah^ad. For a long titne the Birthday Tunnel Company has been strag gling along, just able to keep going., and last week's discovery ahoaM. give it a now lease of life. Abont four years ago the...
Scarsdale and Smythesdale Councils. BODIES OF GOOD FELLOWS. BUT NOT WANTED BY GRENVILLE SHIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 3 October 1914
Scarstt ana siptsesdafg Cooiicils. BODIES OF GOOD FELLOWS. BUT NOT WANTED BY GRENVILLE SHIRE. Incidentally, when the estimates? were antler consideration at Thurs day's meeting o£ the Grenvillegbir© Council, the proposed annexation o£ certain shire territory by the Scara dala and Smythesdale borough coun cils was referred to, Cr Kennedy said that those cona— cils had done well, and he would like to see them amalgamate— Cr Clarke—With Grenvilleahire ? Cr Kennedy—No, no. They wem 18 good fellows., with two good offi cers. They were good follows, bcft Grenvilleshire did not want them. Cr Wallis—We want them isz much aa they want as. Cr Kennedy—If they raised theliT rate, and went to the Minister. believed they would succeed. Tfwc bill had not yet gone through. H«> would like to see them arrangft things satisfactorily. Cr Wallis—For the work Sony— tbesdale has done they got a lot off Government money. Cr Nunn—Nearly all Government money. Cr Kennedy was authorised &lt;er watch...
MEDITATIONS OF A COW. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 3 October 1914
MEDITATIONS OF A COW. Here 1 am, just a scrub cow, but what do I care. I have a good home. To be sure, the wind blows in through the cracks in winter, and, as I don't get enough feed to both keep me warm and make milk-too, I just natur ally don't make the milk. What do I care? A cow has to look out for her self. I just lay off and take a vacation for three or four months during the ' winter. Old, dry cornstalks don't taste very good anyway, and, besides, a cow isn't supposed-to kill herself giving milk. Evidently the boss keeps me just to look at. He says he always did like to see a good, slick-looking cow, and does not like to milk in the winter 1 anyway, and, besides, he thinks- there is no money in dairying if a man counts his time worth any thing. Of course, after my calf is born, I give a big mess of milk for a little while, but what is the use of keeping , it up when I can live without work . by just looking nice all the time. The other day I came down to the barn about three ...
STOCKTAKING. Valuation of Stock and Plant. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 3 October 1914
STOCKTAKING. Valuation of Stock and Plant. If you ask a farmer, stockbreeder, or man engaged in other rural .indus tries, whether he has an annual stock taking as is the case in all commer cial undertakings, perhaps not one in a hundred will answer in the af firmative. The nearest approach to it is done by the sheepbreeder, and in a less degree by owners of horses, cattle, pigs, poultry, etc. • Evt-.n ihe financial institutions who o.va iarge properties do not do it in as thorough a manner as, for instance, the large drapery establishments in a city. Yet a complete system of bookkeeping is as neie.ssary with tme as with the other,"/iV a man wants to know the exact state of his financial position. Many a man has landed himself into financial difficulties through not hav ing kept a proper account of his in comings and outgoings. It is a mistake to think that the man on the land is less liable to fin ancial losses by defaulting creditors than the city man. Mo gets hit just as hard and ...
SCARSDALE. OLD BOYS' REUNION. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 3 October 1914
SOAK SHALE. OLD BOYS' REUNION. I ha ninth annual reunion ot Scarsdale Old Boys and Girls will take place oa Friday next. In the afternoon a visit will be paid to tha old school, and the pieaentation of Messrs Austin's, Mann's. Tolliday'e and Varty's prizes will be made. At (> o'clock a reunion will take place at the T.nvn Hall, and at 7.30 lady triends and old girls will be welcomed. On Saturday the Presi dent, Mr Chas. Walker, will. enter tain all old boys and girls at a picniff at Lightwood"Park, Carngham.
SOIL BACTERIA AND THEIR ACTION ON PHOSPHATE. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 3 October 1914
SOIL BACTERIA AND THEIR ACTION ON -PHOSPHATE. It has been known £or some time that insoluble phosphate in the soil is rendered soluble by the acids formed through the agency o£ certain kinds of bacteria. Mr. Koch made a series yf investigations to throw more deiinite light on the subject. He experiment ed with a variety of phosphates .of ditferent degrees of solubility, and claims to have demonstrated— (1) That bacteria, iu consequence of acid formations, convert insoluble phosphate into a condition soluble in water. (2) In presence of substances in the soil, such as carbonate of lime, carbonate of magnesia, ammonia, act ing as bases, the bacteria begin by acting on them, and only afterwards exert their dissolving influence on the phosphoric acid. (3) Bacteria act on all phosphates, ; but their degree of activity is vari able according to the character of the phosphate. , (4) The phosphoric acid in basic slag is rendered available very eas ! ily. j (5) The goou results obtained by j...
THE INFLUENCE OF CHILDREN. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 3 October 1914
THE1 INFLUENCE OF CHILDREN. The motives to exertion furnished by the possession of a family of chil dren are is powerful as ever moved heart or hind. The secret of many a struggle and triumph in life's battle may 'be found at home in the shape of an infant in its mother's lap. The man who has children dependent on him will—must—struggle manfully, and bear up against the most adverse circumstances. The thought that the joy of their innocent young lives de pends upon his courage, liis persever ance, his energy—this thought will enable him to work wonders, to achieve what will appear impossibili ties to the man who has only his own selfish needs, his own selfish ambi tion, to urge him on.
DEREEL. PATRIOTIC CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 3 October 1914
DEKF.EL. PATRIOTIC CONCERT. A patriotic concert and ball was held in the Dereel Hall on Friday night. There was a very large as semblage, visitors being present from all parts of the district. Th© duties of secretary were carried out by Mr R. McLachlan, and the chair was occupied by Mr P.J. Ca?laghan» In opening the meeting the chair man said no one could be more proud than he was to see Dereel amongst the many workers for ths welfare of the Mother Counttry. The following look part in the con cert :—Dnet, Misses A. and E. Eng lish; song, Mips ArnoM ; recitation* Miss Chapman; solo, Mrs J. Klein; song, Miss Maloney; song, Misa English; song, Mr McLachlan; re citation, Mrs Maloney; song, Mr 6. Carr; recitation, Mr Lawless; song,* Mr Cooms; song, Mr A. C'ainin; re citation, Miss Chapman. The ac companiments were played by Mis® Thornton and Miss L. McLachlan. A hearty vote of thanks was passed to all who had helped to make the function a success. The singing of Rule Britannia brought th...
PIGS FOR NEW COUNTRIES. British Types to Choose From. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 3 October 1914
PIGS FOR NEW COUNTRIES. British Types to Choose From. There Is no foundation stock for suc cessful pig-raising (writes Mr. G. T. Burrows) like the well-defined breeds of Great Britain which, in their own way, are built to suit both the taste of any neighborhood and the pocket of the farmer who is stepping out o? the rut of the grade breeder to a full fledged pedigree stock-keeper. Told tersely, the varieties of British pigs can be counted upon one hand, but their values are unrealisablc. A par ticular pet of the North of England farmer is the Large White, which, ori ginally bred in Yorkshire, is the larg est British white breed. It has a rather long white coat on a white skin, which occasionally shows a few blue spots. The head is moderately long, snout broad, face slightly dished and wide between the ears, and jowl not too heavy. The tail is set high, hang ing perpendicularly, long and stout, with a tassel of fine hair. Its chief characteristics are a strong constitu tion, immense ...