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Sportin[?]. RACES AT [?]OKEWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 14 March 1914
SporilM. RACES AT KOKEnVOOD. GoacJ entries have been received for the picnic race meeting to l>e held on Tuesday next in aid of the Rokewood Mechanics' Institute, and a good day's ap> r' is assared. The programme will be entered np on at l..")0 p.m. Handicaps :— II4XUICAP B5U5«-SgI STEEPLE. 8 jumps. About 2 miles. First, trophy £5; second, 10s. st. lb. A. Noble's BARRY BOY - - 11 7 C. Jamos' ZALTOP - - 10 7 J. Callahan's MACK • - 10 7 E. Russell's GOI.DTICKER - 10 0 A. Robertson's TERRIFlKR - 10 0 I Wilson's BIG BILL - - 10 0 J. Taylor's DENMARK - 10 0 KOKKWOUB) IIAXniCAP. About 1 milo. First, trophy £5; se cond, trophy £1. D. Poynton's AKIM FOO - . - 12 0 A. Noble's BARRY BOY - 10 12 D. Hall's THE TRAWLER - 10 9 J. Callaghan's MACK - 10 2 D. Povntnn's LADY M ANA 10 5 i C. James' ZALTOP - 9 12 R. Bell's HARRY LAUDER •J 12 i>AX">sr.t«» ritor. About 1 milo and a half. Trophy £3. | Horses to carry 1 Is;.; ponies, 14.2 a.u., 9st. W. Wood's MORGAN. J. Mover's UAUNEV. A. Walla...
TOWN TRAFFIC CONTROL BRUSSELS AND ANTWERP [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 14 March 1914
TOWN TRAFFIC CONTROL ISIiUSSELS AN1) ANTWI3UP (By II. If. Gordon, L.C.C., in "Tho Daily News und Leader") I he population ol' the kingdom of l.elglum numbers seven and a half millions. Jt contains cities like Brus M--S Antwerp, Liege and Ghent, each villi a world-wide reputation. One recalls with surprise that all these titles uIk! the rest of the kingdom between them contain a population not more numerous than that of Greater London. Geography hooks deuiare that Brussels has over 000,000 inhabitants. Jn reality the four square miles which constitute the city pro per are inhabited by less than 180,000 persons, which is only slightly in ex cess of the population of the Metro politan Borough of Battersea. For political reasons, In order that the capital shall not become a serious rival to the State, it is divided into nine areas, each self-contained and completely independent. There are no visible boundaries. ICven more curi ous is the ease of Antwerp. Within tlie same city walls thre...
PURE SEEDS [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 14 March 1914
PURE SEEDS I * There was an Jict to prohibit, the adulteration of seeds passed in lS'JG. It was tt failure, liepealed in 11)10 by the Seeds Act, 11)10, there has been little if any improvement- Penalties are en acted for breaches of the law; they have been substantially a dead letter, and now agitation Is going on for fur ther remedies, people do not seom to bother about penalties, although the law is brokon probably a thousand times a day. Perhaps neither buyer nor seller know the law. Take, for in stance, the provisions that when seeds are sold in made-up packets the year in which the said seeds were grown will bo clearly and Indelibly marked on the outside of each packet (section 6). Tako the next section, which provides that when you buy a shilling's worth of seeds the vendor must at time of sale, or within 7 days, give you an invoice containing the statements rc iiuired by the Act. The penalties range | up to JC100, and many seedsmen must have rendered themselves liable there t...
ROYAL HANDSHAKES KING DECORATES BRAVE MEN. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 14 March 1914
ROYAL HANDSHAKES I KIXU DECORATES BUAV1C MEN'. No more pleasurable duty falls to Kins George's lot than that of confer ring: decorations on those of his sub jects who have distinguished themselves by heroic deeds. He was again so occu pied on Tuesday at Buckingham Palace (says "Lloyd's Weekly," of De cember 21). For a very brave act the Albert Medal of the First Class was awarded to Henry Frederick Ewington. On July 1 a titter on the Metropolitan Hallway fell on a live electric rail at Aldersgate street station. He was unable to re lease himself, and his leg was being badly burned. The stationmaster shouted for a port«_>r to fetch the in sulating rubber gloves, but while these were liuing fetched a train entered the station on the same line. Ewington jumped 011 to the perman ent way and pulled the man's leg clear of the rail, though lie received several shocks in doing so, and got the man be tween the two sets of rails. The danger was increased hv the fact that another train was ...
CHEAPENING CABLE RATES UNIFORM NATURALISATION LAW [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 14 March 1914
CHEAPENING CABLE RATES UNIFORM NATURALISATION LAW Mr Herbert Samuel, the Postmasti r General, was the principal .sneaker at tho annual meeting of the British Km pire League, hekl yesterday afternoon at the Mansion House (states "The Daily News," December IS). In the course of Ills speech -Mr •Samuel said that one measure whi h had long been proposed by the Brill h Empire League was now being brought into fruition, lie referred to the ap proximation of a uniform naturalisa tion for ail subjects of tho British Km pire—the enactment of the law whi h should provide with reaped to naturali sation that a man who is a citizen an / where in the British Empire should !>e a citizen everywhere in tile British Um pire. Willi tile approval of the Colonial Si rotary (Mr Harcourt) he was able to inform them that the long consultations which had taken place btlwcen the Im perial Government and the Dominion Governments 011 this subject had now been completed, and that a J Jill, which would, so fa...
Amongst the Mines. CORINDHAP. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 21 March 1914
OOMNDHAP. [ Great orcitement prevailed in tliis I ivbou ntiWH was received oi' | a remarkably ^od find of gold at Coi imlhap. " li appeal 'hut tAV0 ; broth' rs named R «berts, who Hrt3 woiki.ip in (he cre;'k near the town ship; rami' npnn a pocket of nuggets. One slug which was unearthed, it is n-poited, turned the scales at 127oz. Several more nuggets of a rather substantial nature were discovered, the whole bringing the total weight otSthe find up to approximately JSOO ox. Natural y the intelligence of Messrs Roberts' good fortune quick ly spread through the countryside, and the announcement caused,great excitement in the neighboring town ships. Extensive prospecting opera tions ar- being carried out in the Corimlbap distnc;, and during the la&t few days s~vn\tl applications have been lodged with the local mining registrar for-alluvial claiirs at what is known as Frenchman's Gully, west of Corindhap. It ie also probable that a good deal of the country south near C.isey's b...
PIGGOREETT. HARVEST FESTIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 21 March 1914
VltfifiOHFXr. HARVEST FESTIVAL. Harvest festival a-rvices were held jn the Presbyteri:m Church on Snu i3ay; the preacher being Rev. G. Lee, of Scarsdale. The. Scarsdale choir attended the afternoon service, an&lt;i assisted with Hie musical portion of the 6erv.ic°. The chorch was nicely decorated with garden and field pro duce. MAIL CONTRACT. Mr I. J. Bedford has ivceiv.d word that he is th" pnc:&lt;vs--t'»l »en derer for contract- N-x Toll, wail tier -vice to Ha',!( >'
SCARSDALE. ORANGE BLOSSOMS. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 21 March 1914
SCARSIULE. ORANGE BLOSSOMS. A pretty wedding was celebrated in St. John's Church of England, •Scarsdale, on 21st January, the con tracting parties being Miss Ajinie ^Elizabeth Stokoe, eldvsfc daughter of Mr and Mrs William Stokoe, of Scarsdale, and Mr Thomas Ruby TTrafford, youngest son of Mrs M. TraiTord, of Scarsdale.-- The Rev. J. Best was the officiating clergyman. The bride, who was given away by ler fatlic-r. wore a pretty gown of -white embroidered voilo trimmed -with Maltese iaee. Her head adorn ments were a veil and wreath of orange, blossom. She also wore a Sold cross set with diamond?, and &lt;carried a hnnc'.some shower bouquet, .gift of thy bridegroom. Miss A. Abbotc (cousin of the bride) was the bridesmaid, and was attired in white -voile with black picture hat. She Avorea gold wishbone brooch, gift of ■^bridegroom, and-carried a bouquet. .Subsequently the nstv.tl toasts were Iionored. After the breakfast the 3iappy couple left by the afternoon ■irain 'mid show...
ROKEWOOD. FLOWER SHOW. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 21 March 1914
ROREWOOD. • FLOWEli SHOW. The annual flower show in con nection with tho local Presbyterian j Clinrcb, held 011 Thursday and Fri day in the Mechanics' Hall, proved a great success. The secretarial duties were capably carried out by JMrs H. A. Eider and G. W. Evans, .ably assisted by members of tbe committee and others. It is esti mated that the net profit will be ©bout £50.
LOST GOLF BALLS [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 21 March 1914
LOST GOLF BALLS Whoso property is a lost golf ball? Recent magisterial decisions on the point (says "The Daily News and 'leader" of December 27) have bean somewhat mixed, and Judge Parry has a witty summing-up of some of them in the January number of "The Corn hlll" magazine. "A golf ball, I take it," ho writes, "is tho subject of ownership, although the ownership is of a very fleeting and pre carious nature. "Tho golf ball washed up on the sea shore and found as you take your Sun day stroll upon the beach X take to be a "Wreck de Mer. being undoubtedly in the last instance ejectum maris. "Personally," he confesses, "the kind of ball that I tee up at the tenth at Llandudno or the sixth at Newttuay, or at any seasido hole, is a wreck be fore it starts, but once driven tho ship wreck is generally complete. And when such goods are cast upon the land by tho sea and left there within some county, it seems that they belong to the King by his prerogative as Lord of the Narrow Seas, or perh...
SELECTED RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 21 March 1914
SELECTED RECIPES. Molr.ises Cookies.—One cupful o£ butter, one large egg, one half cupful oC sour milk, one heaping teaspoonful of soda, half a teaspoonful of ginger; flour to make a soft dough, so It caa he easily rolled. Bake in a moder ate oven. Molasses Cookies No. 2.—Two cup fills of molasses, one cupful of butter, one egg, two talilespooufuls of sour milk, two large teaspoonfuis of soda, one teaspoonful of ginger, one hair teaspoonful of cinnamon; Hour enough to mix soft. Bake quickly. Do not roll too thin. One-half or two-thirds of a cupful of chopped nut meats add ed to ordinary cooky dough makes a pleasant change. Caraway seed also makes a nice variation. Ginger Snaps.—One cupful of light brown sugar, one cupful of molasses, three-fourths of a cupful of beef drip pings. Boil together four or five min utes, cool, then add one teaspoonful of soda, one teaspoonful of cinnamon, one-half teaspoonful of ginger, and flour to make a moderately stiff dough. Roll thin and bake in a q...
EMPIRE HARBORS [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 21 March 1914
EMPIRE HARBORS Lord Pirrle has submitted to the Do minions Royal Commission an interest ing memorandum on the development of Imperial and other harbors from the point of view of shipowners and ship builders (says "The Dally Telegraph" of January S). He entirely adheres to the views ho expressed to the Select Committee on steamship subsidies, In 1902, as to the desirability of providing deep approaches to the chief harbors of the Empire. Alluding1 to develop ments which have taken place sines then. Lord Pirrie refers to the "admir able scheme" in process of execution in the Port of London, but expresses the fear that at the present rate of progress It will be-quite inadequate by tho tlmo it is completed. With regard to other large ports, he mentions that tho entrance of Port Phillip, at Melbourne, is steadily, If slowly, being deepened, but concerning two other important trade centres, namely, the St. Lawrence and the River Plnte, there is little progress to rceord. "The Commission w...
A DAIRY FARMER DROPS INTO POETRY. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 21 March 1914
A DAIRY FARMER DROPS INTO POETRY. A dairy farmer embodies his faith, as well as his words, in the following expressive poem, which he has hung in his stable to be known and read by all who visit his tidy premises:— I haven't much faith in the man who complains Of the work he has chosen to do. He's lazy, or else he's deficient in brains, And, maybe, a hypocrite, too. He's likely to cheat, and he's likely to rob; Away with the man who finds fault w:ih his job. Dut give me the man with the sun in his face And the shadows all dancing be hind; Who can meet his reverses with calm ness and grace, And never forget to be kind. For, whether he's wielding a sceptre or swab, I have faith in the man who's in love with his job.
DEATH INTERVENES TRAGIC EFFORT TO FINISH NOVEL [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 21 March 1914
DEATH INTERVENES TRAGIC EFFORT TO FINISH NOVEL Mr Mark Alelford, well known as actor, author, and playwright, died yesterday morning at his residence at CD, Sedgeforth road, Shepherd's Bush (says "Tho Daily News and Leader" of January 5). A few weeks ago he took his farewell of tho stage in circum stancso which left a deep impression on the gathering of old friends who surrounded him at his last turn. The veteran died with his pen in Ills hand. During the closing months of his life Mr Melford had boon engaged writing a novel entitled "The Two Pil grims." Over 35,900 words of the manuscript wore ready for the print ers, and ho was working on his book until late on Saturday night. As he was taking up his pen again yesterday morning he expired. BOOK TO BE COMPLETED BV DAUGHTER The novel will be completed by his daughter, who is familiar with the plot. Mr Melford had a premonition that he would not live to finish the book. Only a few days ago ho was discussing with his friend, Mr Bransb...
ANTICIPATED THE EFFECT. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 21 March 1914
ANTICIPATED THE EFFECT. A good story is told at the expense of an under-graduate at a certain uni versity. He was attending the chemi cal lectures o£ a distinguished, if not popular, professor, who had announced lor his next lecture some experiments with laughing gas. The student, who knew that persons under the influence of laughing-gas were not responsible for their words or actions, saw an op portunity of telling the professor some home-truths with impunity. On the afternoon of the lecture the professor called for a volunteer for the experiments to be made, and our undergraduata promptly came to his assistance, to the amusement of the class, which had been taken into his confidence. The bag containing the hilarious gas was duly affixed to the student's mouth, and he commenced to inhale vigorously. The effect was magical. The student began to abuse the pro fessor in terms which are unknown in polite circles. The professor lent a patient ear to this testimony to his character, and ...
ITALIANS. District News TEACHER FAREWELLED. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 21 March 1914
IS'ALias. TEAOHKU FAREWKIJLKD Oii Tbiirs 'inj ev^vnsig" a i^.rg srathf r-iti&lt; of friends ;iu&lt;) parents of children lUtemUtig the Ifalinntii tv.ho 1 uist ; i EuJ f.j.ie'K'i.U til" I 3«t»sJ teach'. r, Mr F. 0'fit fan, wht>* Jb»t» V'tio chosen t..y til':- P-paftment! .of '? inciiii.-n to pr&lt;»ee«d co the Uni- I V'jraiiy, .M, Ciouriw. The clr.ur w «J t>ccnpk-d l>y Mr D. M'G'rt'gor, who lianili'tl to Mr O'Biien. 011 bohdf of tJie rosii.cr.ts and friend?, a fvauti ini silw r hot water jug, suiiably in scribed. Mr D. Crosihwait;\ ixi.be JssaC of the suhui>l oi)iuai:tu->% Mr &lt;fook. on behalf of the pariMits, anil "Sir \T. Hatfield, on behalf of the i&lt;aun5s club (of -yhiuh Mr O'Brien :ict tho captain), all ppoko in the i-ighest terms of Mr O'Briin'a ability .r.-i a teacher, ar,d of the advancement itie school luul made under his -it-aching. SWIMMING CLASSES. For some mouths past swimming xlttsses have been conducted at the ...
SEED WHEAT. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 21 March 1914
SEED WHEAT. The farmer who has never used a seed-grader should get one as soon as possible, so as to get well acquaint ed with it before the busy season conies. !t is not bad practice to treat the wheat seed to a liquid spraying of formalin. It will prevent the smut damage. Liuikl silos and grow acres of maize and lucerne, and utilise the whole crop in its best form. After all, real science in farming, just as in everythi g else, means no thing moro than knowing things. Without the knowledge there can be no science. Get the best 6eed wheat obtainable to sow this autumn. Look around for a while before you decide on the seed you plant. The better the seed you sow the better will lie your wheat crop. It pays to plant the plumpeF berries. Grade your wheat. The farmer who is satisfied with mixed seed is on a par with the dairyman who keeps pure-bred and low-grade cows in his herd and expects a •uniform butter fat test. A reliable seed grader pays for itself in one season, by the in creas...
RE-WORKING OLD FRUIT TREES. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 21 March 1914
RE-WORKING OLD FRUIT TREES. The latter part of January is the best time to bud to better varieties all poor or worthless varieties o£ fruit trees found growing in the orchard. Be sure that the buds to be used art; taken from trees which have borne fruit of the very best quality. Insert them on the outer or underneath side of the limbs, where it will be found that the bark usually raises more easily than on the upper side, and where they are more apt to form a well-sliapen tree than where the buds have been inserted on the upper or inner side of such limbs.