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LAND TAX VALUATIONS PROTEST BY COUNCIL. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
LAND TAX VALUATIONS PKOTEST BY COUNCIL At tlie meeting ol' tlic Leigh Shire Cuun— cil on Wednesday .1 letter w;us read front the If.i t i t)tT Hci'onn League, relative to t bo option of levying rattw on tho unim proved value of land, exempting all im provements. *Cr Jiimrk-y: If a letter wer&lt;' sent to ttw» Stato Lxnd Tax Commissioner protesting against tlie excessive values imposed by tho person responsible some good might eventuate. Cr Vernon: I am with you in that vieu*. Cr Gibson: It is a move in (ho right direction. Tho man who made tho valuro' dow not know hia work, or tho shire council's offirer does not. He heartily supported the proposal to send a. protest to tho Commissioner of Taxes. Cr Vernon: It was quite clear that tli» tax was a property tax, not a land tax. Cr Gibson: Tho whole countryside wa>» against tho unjust burdens impoecd upott them. Cr Vernon: Thf unimproved valut* were higlier than the improved. No al lowance was made for anything. Every man of ...
THE DEAR OLD FARM. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
THE DEAR OLD FARM. I remember, I remember, the house where I was liorn; The k;M>s between the siding where I lie sun came in at morn; The nail-heads that in winter wore a crown of silver frost, The small oid-l'ashioned window-panes by ihe same band embossed. I remember, 1 remember, the stove | pipe through the iloor; J The kitchen stove that, always fed, | was always wanting more; The coal 1 used to carry, the wood I had to get; The boots that stuck so tightly when I used to get them wet. I remember, I remember, the grind stone where I ground Some forty million sickles—how I turned it round and round •Till at last I felt like dropping—asked if we were not most through— Learned that we were-.noar.iv.-n—1-1— _ i,.cr-nour or two. I remember, I remember, how those summer nights would speed; How 1 thought that I could never get the sleep I seemed to need; I recall the voice that w ke me when the dear old clock struck four, And the ever-ready bootjack that hung up behind the door. I re...
DEREEL. PRESENTATION TO MR R. L. DEAN. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
DEREEL. PRESENTATION TO MR L*. L. DEAN. When tho JDercel Methodist Church people learned tho missioner (Mr It. L, Dran) wjicj to leave, they invited him to conduct a special farewell t-i-rvifc, and this was held 011 Thursday evening last, when tho church was filled. After Mr Dean's address, which was earnest, and instructive, tho children formed a circle round the pulpit. Mr J. Hoare, on their behalf, thanked Air Dean for his services during the past twelve months, assuring him of the very high esteem in whieli ho was held. lie then handed Mr Dean a brief-bay. Attached were the words:-— "With love and brat wisbeti from tlio Do reel children." Mr Dean suitably thank ed thcm for their gift. Mr De.au goeji to South Melbourne.
WRECKERS OF MEN AND NATIONS. The Smile and the Wile of Woman. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
WRECKERS OF MEN AND NATIONS. The Smile and the Wile of Woman. Umpires have fallen before the wiles of woman. Rome sang of the achievements of Antony. Antony look ed into the eyes of Cleopatra nnd laid down honor and life. Louis XV. dallied with the Pompa dour and On Barry until his kingdom tottered. The royal roue died and left his grandson and heir a heritage of death. Mary Stuart played at love with many men until she lost her throne and at last her head. These women have been the lure that led men to destruction. Tliey baffled scientists and sociologists. By all the rules of the game they should have been wholly creatures of evil. Some were, but that others of them were warm-hearted, impulsive and be witching to good and bad people alike is a puzzle to alienists. When face to face "with the lives of these wreckers of the world, scientists hold up their hands, shake their heads and say: — "We cannot tell you about it—may be some day we can, but not now; it is too much to expect us...
PIGGOREET. SCHOOL COMMITTEE: [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
PIGGOKEET. SCHOOL COMMITTEE: The newly-elected committee of the Grand Trunk school held their first meeting on 11th inst., when Mr J. H. Brace was appointed preai- j dent; Mr I. J. Bedford correspond-, ent; Mr J. Urch treasurer, Other; members of the committee are— Messrs J. Rice, T. Dalgleieh, T. J. I Cunningham, and T. Cunningham. Resolutions were adopted that re- j presentations be made to the de partment relative to the state of the school buildings, which stand badly in need of repair; and urging that something be done before the win ter. OFF TO TH*3 MALLEE. Mr M. O'Donnell, of Derwent Jacks, having disposed privately of his farm of 70 acres to Mr I, J. Bed Curu, HI Si PHUdlaot'ny rijjUie, inteUild leaving Una week for tliu Maili-e.
WRITTEN IN RINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
WRITTEN IN RINKLES. Nothing is more damaging to beauty in woman than worry. The worrying woman invites the hand of time to write plenty of wrinkles on her brow, and round her eyes and mouth; to tint her face yellow, and give dullness to the eye that no artifice can brighten. Worrying, moreover, is quite unneces sary, and is a total waste of energy which could bo employed in doing something useful. Everyone knows the worrying woman the moment they see her. Her character is written in her face in wrinkles which apparently nothing short of a miracle could ob literate.
CHAPTER XXIV. Deus ex Machina. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
CHAPTER XXIV. I Deus ex Machina. Ronald Halldiire sat gloomily in his "study" as lie called his breakfast room—half-gunroom, half-library. His untasted breakfast was before him. He had not slept. He liad no appe tite for food, for last night he had been summoned by Gwendolen to hear the whole truth—how she had mar ried Robert in a mutual lit of youth ful passion while they were staying together in Scotland, and how at last her certainty that, "the pretender" was Robert and no other had driven her to Interrupt his marriage with "the squatter's (laughter from Aus tralia." He recalled the interview—how, in his first bitterness, he had reproached her with a lingering affection for the lover of her youth and how she had blazed with wrath. She had never looked handsomer, a grander creaturc, than when, fac ing him In scorn, she had said, "If he were to be hilled if 1 did not ac knowledge the wretched lie, I would not do it!" at the same time, when, in his passion of mingled anger and love,...
The Great Montamo[?] Case. CHAPTER XXIII. Galling Bonds. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
The Great Montamoi By ALICE M. DIEHL, Authoress ol "Tho Kuave of Hearts,'' CHAPTER XXIII. Galling Bonds. Strangely enough, when her belov oil, the betrothed husband whose marriage with her at the rural pur is it church had been roughly interrupted by the woman of wiioiu he said, "1 married my cousin Gwendolen—slie - is my wite," Netta was relieved, con soled, rather than overwhelmed. In. these crises of luc, memory is as vividly awakened as all the other mental faculties. Netta remembered that tor lilteen long ytars her Kooert had been dead to Ins oiu oUituuihi lugs and every human soul they en vironed. She recollected that so iony a desertion of any wjie would go lar to break the tie in the case 01 any man. Slie reasoned, in a Hash, that all was not lost, 'f lie law might help -lier—and her beloved. "But supposing you did marry , her, dearest, you deserted her! it she chooses, she can set you free—at ease, I understood the marriage lu^'s freed a woman from a huqi.ui.-a ixrr~T3iiiy'...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. Used in water as a daily gargle, i borax keeps the throat healthy. Used i in water for cleansing the teeth it i "disinfects" them and prevents their I decaying. i In wet weather clean the windows, ; with chamois leatherJ#-u>----~~'"T" wuy, ^....,«e-u"iirae iloiir on the pol "ishing duster. The result will be an j easy and a brilliant polish. ! Should the inkpot he accidentally upset 011 tablecloth or carpet, pour a little cold water over it at once. The ink will lloat 011 the water, and when cloth or carpet is rub-bed dry 110 stain will show. To prevent inferior potatoes from appearing watery when cooked, scrub, then score the skin lightly, length ways and across, all the way round, Boil in salted water. They will then be dry and floury. Before using a new saucepan al ways fill it with water. I£ not an en amelled one, add a lump of soda and potato peelings and let it boil for some hours. Then wash out thor oughly, and all danger of poisoning from the tinned lini...
CHAPTER XXV. Release—and Arrest. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
CHAPTER XXV'. Release—and Arrest. I As usual, the solicitors on both sides did not make their clients dance attendance at. the Courts of Justice until their presence was ac tually required. Ono morning Gwen dolen, seated at the breakfast table with the faithful hriss Durnford, re ceived a telegram bidding her to be ot her solicitors* ofllcos in nn hour the case would be on during the morning. "What a mercy!" she devoutly ex claimed—although she paled to the lips. Oh, Dumpie—my release is in oight—don't you tliink so?" ''My dearest girl, I am sure I liope so, returned Miss Durnford cautious ly. "But when people have come to my age they have learnt not to think this or that. They only hope and trust.' "Don't damp my spirits or you will have me collapsing utterly and dis gracing mysoil!" cried Gwendolen. Let us think what sort of a get-up is likely to influence the Court. What! Mr. Hale mentioned my dress the other day. I have not the faintest re collection of it." jso wonder, all this...
SCARSDALE. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH JUBILEE. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
SCARSDILE. PRES13 YTER IA N CHURCH .WH1LTJ). Great preparations arc ben:? made l>y the loo.nl Prt-sbv tirian Church committee to celebrate the juliik-o of tlio Scarcdalc Church. Tlio celebration will le en teral \iiK>n 011 Sunday, 3rd May. when the (services will bo conducted by Bev. E. M. Bain), of Crossy, s.m of the late Rev. C. J. Baird, who was in charge of tlio Scaredale Church from 1SC8 to 1874. On the Monday evening following, there is to bo a public dewonstraH m, at wnich prominent, pioneers of the church from different parts of the Stato bavo pro mised to take part. SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY. The anniversary of the Ssarsdale Methodist Sunday-school was cele brated on Sunday and Monday. The Rev. E. Smith, a former minis ter of the circnit, and now of Shep parton, preached three sermons in the church. The morning and afternoon services were specially directed to the ehil lren. At the evening service the chnrch was crowded, visitors being present from all parts of the district ...
District News. ROKEWOOD. EASTER BALL. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
uismiii news. R0K£WOm>. EASTER BALL The annual ball, held on Easter Monday night in *£•' «»f the Me chanics, proved a gtea1 success. Tbe waltzing competiti"" w«i8 won bj Mr Baird and Mit* R ne Stanbrook, the judges placing Mi1 F. Alcorn and M199 Louie Stanbrook 8jcond, and Mr W. M'Kay and Mies Lily Smith third. The musicians for the dance were Mrs Tanner and Mifis Ronf Stanbrook; Mr John M'Cillom act ing as M.C. The judges for the waltzing competition were Mepsrs Jas. Beiry, G. H. A. Stanbrook, A. Cannon, J. M'Callum. MINSTREL ENTERTAINMENT, j A good house welcomed tho newly j formed minstrel company on Wednesday evening, when a caiiitnl performance was given in aid of the local Highland Society. The whole of the arrangements Imd been splendidly conceived and car lied out; the corner men, with their lo cal hits, provoked much merriment. Mr .1. G. Berry was tho interlocntor, and the (secretarial duties were indefatigably per formed by Mr C. W. Stanbrook. The end men were Mugsw M. ...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. Wring chamois out of soapy water without rinsing. When it dries it is soft and serviceable, instead of stiff. A froublesome corn can be eased by a poulticc composed of a thin slice of lemon worn over it during the day. Sprinkle a few tablespoonfuls of salt over the kitchen fire after it is made up, and ■ it will keep going for hours without requiring any attention. After boiling salt beef leave two or three cooked carrots in the liquor till cold. The carrots will absorb the salt, and the liquor can be used for soup. To prevent moths from invading drawers and boxes where woollen goods are stored, sprinkle a little tur pentine in the drawers or boxes every three months. If two or three lumps of sugar are placed in kettles and teapots, they will absorb all moisture and will prevent ruct and the "fusty" smell which is the result of their being left half-dry. For a disinfectant for a sink, pour down a gallon of boiling water mixed with two tablespoonfuls of soda and a t...
BALLARAT PIG MARKET. Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
BALLARAT l'IG ItAKKET. Wednesday. I Coghlan, Boase, and Co. report:—Only a moderate yarding came forwurd for to day's market, comprising principally ba coners, very few porkers, stores, and young pigs being penned, and a full at tendance of the cuiers and trade was present. Baconers: The market opened to fair competition, and as sales program ed prices improved. lx*iiivr a shade in ad vance of last week's quotations: — Best pens, .£3/10/ to .£3(12/6: extra, .£3/14/ for Mr G. Blood. Mr P. Baker; .£3/14/6 for Mr L. O'Toole, Mr J. Clear.v, .£3/15/, Mr I". Baker, Mr Jones, and Mr M. Thy no; JC3/I5/6 for Mr J. l'alkner; JB3/1G/6 for pens of Messrs Davis Bros, and Mr J. De laney; odd pig to .£4/1 good pens, .£3,8/ to .C3/7/6 to .£3,9/G; others from .£2/15/. Half-fats: These are hard to sell, and only low prices ruled, viz., .£2 to .£2/5/. Porkers: Prices weie easier; b.st .£2/2/ to JJ2/5/ to JJ2/8/, others from 35/; forward stores. £1/15/ to .£2/2/, others from 30/. No slips penned. Young...
SANG TO HER DEATH. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
SANG TO HER DEATH. Maria Felicita Malibran, the famous mezzo-soprano, daughter of the cele brated Spanish singer, Manuel Garcia, did not die, as is generally thought, from inflammation of the throat; her death, at the early age of twenty-eight, was much more pathetic and drama tic. Although very ill, and advised to take a rest cure, she travelled to Manchester to fulfil a contract. She was engaged to sing the celebrated duet from Mercadante's "Andronico," with lime.. Caradori as her partner, and at the close of the performance the public rose at her and demanded more. La Malibran was pale and exhaust ed, and made appealing gestures to the audience; but the clamor and tu mult went on unceasingly. So, turning to Sir George Stuart, who conducted the orchestra, she remarked: "I£ I have to sing this once more, it will bo my death!" In that case," said Sir George, "you had better retire, and I will apologise to the audience." But she rallied at these words, and replied —"No, I will sing, ...
Echoes of the Opera. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
Echoes of the Opera. "What did you hear at the opera?" inquired Mrs. Sanders, when her hus band returned from London. "Yon ■wrote me Mary was going to have a box full of friends last night" "She did so," eaid Mr. Sanders. "Well, let me see. I heard that the young man Henry's oldest girl is en gaged to has two thousand pounds salary, and that he'll never save a penny of it after he marries her. And I heard that if Mrs. Leonard doesn't at tend to her 6on before it's too late he won't have a friend left among either the young fellows or the girls. "Then I heard something about skirts; kind of uncertain talk that was, and I couldn't make much of it; and then there was a full account o£ somebody's wedding and the presents. I didn't catch the name, but 'twasn't anybody we know. "I heard one real pretty piece of mu sic sung by a lady and gentleman. I couldn't see them on account of Mary and her two friends being in front with their heads close together, but two of them singing together tha...
THE "Berringa Herald" PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING [Registered at the General Post Office Melbourne, for transmission by post as a Newspaper.] SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 1914. MR M'GRATH'S SUSPENSION. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
THE "Berringa Herald" P0HUSHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING [Registered at the General Post Office Melbourne, for transmission by post as a Newspaper,] Saturday, April 18,1914. mr m'grath's suspension. In the House of Representatives on Wednesday evening Mr Thomas (N.S.W.) said that he intendod to move on May 14 that the resolution of the House on Nov ember 11,1913, that the member for Bal larat be suspended from the service of this House for the remaindor of the ses sion be expunged from the minutes of the House, as being subversive of the rights of a member of Parliament to freely ad dress his constituents. I.O.O.F. There was a good attendance of mem bers at Thursday's meeting of the Ber ringa lodge. N.G. Bro Hope presided. The business was mostly of a formal nature. Afccounts amounting to £3 Cs 8d ■wore passod for payment. It was agreed to hold a social shortly, notico of which will be duly advertised. A.N. A. Thero was little business to occupy the attention of members at Wednesday ev...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
Public Xoficcs. The New Baker. L. GORDON, Baker and Pastrycook. ~p^EGS to respectfully inform the pub lic of Berringa and surrounding district that lie has taken over the business lately conducted by Mr J. P AI Donald, and trusts that by supplying customers with only the best bread and small goods to merit a continuance of the favors extend ed his predecessor. NOTE.—I make a speciality of Small Goods, and promoters of Picnics, Balls, Parties, &c.,are requested to consult me about their wants. Orders delivered to any part of tiie district on the shortest notice by letter or tele phone. No Doctor's Bills where my bread gofs. Tiy my brown bread —i t is a sure cure for indigestion. ADDRESS— BIRTHDAY ROAD, BERRINGA. J P. M'DONALD respectfully thanks the Public of Berringa and District for the liberal patronage extended him during the past nine years, and trusts that the same patronage will be accorded his successor. NOTE.—All outstanding Accounts are required to be settled within...
Commercial. CAPE CLEAR STOCK SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 18 April 1914
CDmwGiai, :o: CAPE CLEAR STOCK SALE. Dalgety and Co. report:— On Monday, March 30th, wo held our monthly sale at Capo Clear, when we yarded 70. sheep and 80 cattle. We had a large and representative attendance of buyers, and report a brisk Bale. We practically made a cloaranco of all yard ed. Prime c.-ossbred ewes sold from 20s to 23s, good owes 16s to 18s 6d, merino wethers 16s to lVs 9d, fat lambs 14s 6d to 15s, store lambs 12s 6d to 13s 6d, store sheep at full market rates. Cattle—Ac count G. M'Donuld, 11 fat cows to £7 17s 6d, averaging £6 lGs 6d; R. Scott, fat cow £7 3s, bull £5 10s, 6 steers and heifers to £3 17s 6d; A. Commons, 1 fat heifer £8; T. Carey, 1 cow £5 17s, 1 at £5 2s; J. Gribble, 1 cow £6; Jas. Garvey, 14 2l£ year old heifers £3 7s ; other odd lots at full market rates. Horses—Account H. Jacobs, 1 delivery horse £19. The next sale at Cape Clear takes place «m Monday next, when a splendid yard ing will bo before buyers.'