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GREATER THAN GOLD Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XIII. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
GREATER THAN GOLD By L. T. MEADE, Author of "*fhe Soul of Margaret Rand," etc. Fublislied by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XIII. While Mrs. Bellairs, in fear and trembling, had been hurrying towards the shabby little shop of Isaac Morde cai, Captain O'Doyle, punctually at 12 o'clock, presented himself at the hotel in the Strand., He inquired for Mr. 'Kruger and sent up his card, on which was inscribed his full name and the cavalry regiment to which he belong ed. He was a remarkably good-look ing young man and, what was far more to tlie point, the generous and noble nature of his Irish heart shone » through his steadfast, steady blue eyes. Captain O'Doyle, however, could not help wondering what a South African solicitor wanted with him. Bellairs had told him nothing beyond urging him very earnestly to go, naming the appointed hour, and assuring him that he c uld not but be pleased with Karl Kruger. He waited somewhat res...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
I ===== # Oh ! health is wealth, and life is iolig, And earth is fairer, too ; When man is Ht ami well Tile skies am always blue, So KUard your health, your joy increase, Your lite froiii ills secure i From pain and trouble win eilrceaqe, With Woods' Great Ptlppermeut Cur© ^Jiiiitli'a (ic jipery and boot emporium, MFoster) is stocked with goods of shun;! quality and his prices compai'ti with anything at present offered in the district, Suppoi't Smith and you will iieVei' regret it. His winter coats ladies' and gent's) ttt-e unsui-pnUSedi
MARKETS. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
MARKETS. Matlrieson and Davis also con ducted a very successful sale of cattle at Buffalo on May 20th, when they yarded 250 head, and sold almost every lot by auction. Forty beautifully-finished fat bul locks made an average of £13/5/ per head. Three-year to 3^-year store bullocke to £5/18/-, 2fjjyear ditto to £5, beefy cows £5 to £6, working bullocks £6/12/6 to £11/5/6 per head, poddies 20/- to 25/-. Total sale £1300. With never a smile (sayB the " Mercury "), judge, Crown prose cutor and court officials accepted the extraordinary situation created in the General Sessions at Sale on Wednesday by the non-ap pearance of Frederick Saunders, who by breaking gaol evaded pre sentment on a charge of being in possession of stolen property from a store in the Mirboo North dis trict. Clerk of Courts Grant ordered that Saunders be placed at the bar, and the gaol officials present would have been only too glad to put him there, had he been within hearing; but, " under the circumstances," as Hi...
THE MISSION OF FLOWERS. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
THE MISSION OF FLOWERS. Mr. Rider Haggard as a novelist has thrilled thousands, but never, perhaps, did his pen do better work than when it formed the following words, constituting, as they do, an enthusiastic and an effective "appre ciation" of flowers: — "I adore flowers," says some lady, contemplating a bouquet of orchids or prize chrysanthemums that others have raised at her expense. But she never watched the wonder of their growth; she never saw the shoot start to life; or the pseudo-bulb form; or day by day the flower Bpike ma ture. All that such a one cares for is the blaze of color when it comes, if even she really cares for this. With those who love the flowers, who, whatever their opportunities, are gar deners born, it is otherwise. The poor womaii, for example, worn out with want, a dweller, perhaps, in the grimy slum of some vast city, who nurtures on the window-sill of her oho room a cactus or rt rose cut ting. When the cactus opens its gorgeous dazzling • cup, white as...
General Hamilton's Report [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
General Hamilton's Report General Hamilton's report on the military forces of the Com monwealth shows that in the matter of defence there is much for the Liberal Ministry to do'. When in office the Labor Party displayed a praiseworthy desire to lay the foundations of an army and of a navy, which should make Australia safe from foreign at tack. But, so much said, it has been pointed out that much of General Hamilton's report is a condemnation of past business methods, a plea for admiuistra tion in the future. The General insists that Australia's army must have a business branch under a comptroller with a quarter-master-general as second in command. It would be amongst the duties of this branch to watch expenditure closely, to see that Commonwealth thousands go where need is greatest, not neces sarily where demand is most urgent. It would have to de centralise, to establish a pension scheme, to bring about closer co operation with the Defence and other Departments. It is idle, the rep...
HOW NELSON LOST HIS EYE. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
HOW NELSON LOST HIS EYE. It is a curious fact that no Sine has been able to say precisely when and where Nelson lost his left eye. Some say that the disaster occurred during the siege of Bastia, in 1793, while others decide that it was the siege of Calvi. According to Signor D. Liberato Abarca, General in the ser vice of the Nicaragua!) Republic, both these accounts arc false. He says that it was in the year 1780, when the future "god of the seas," then a post captain in the Royal Navy, was cruis ing along the coast of Central Ameri ca, that he received the wound which added him to the list of one-eyel warriors. After inflicting every pos sible injury, on the Spanish Colonies, Nelson resolved to take by assault the castle of San Carlos de Nicara gua. With a flotilla of launches and other flat-bottomed boats, he rowed up the river of San .Tuan, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico. Tha Spanish commander was laid up in bed with a severe illness, and the garrison, terrified at the impos...
Port Welshpool [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
Port Welshpool (Prom our Correspondent) A large number of residents attend* ed a meeting convened by Mr A. R Ellis, for the purpose of forming n. local progress association. The follow ing were elected ollice-bearers:—Presi dent, Mr \V. l'i. M. Smith ; vice-piesi dent, Mr J. S. Robertson; secretary, Mr J. Goulden ; treasurer, Mr A. R. Ellis, It was decided to call the associa tion the Welshpool Progress Associa tion and the membership fee was fixed at 2/G per annum. The committee will comprise all members, ten to form a quorum. The president was appointed a dele gate to act in conjunction with the South Uippsland Progressive League in connection with the visit to the National Park Committee to urge tha government to erect a chalet at Mount Singapore.
TOORA I.O.R. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
TOORA I.O.R. The Hope of Toora Tent of the In dependent Order of llecbabites cele brated their anniversary in the local Mechanics' hall on Friday evening last. There was an attendance of be tween 70 and 80 people present, who were seated at tables, which, for excel lence of taste in their appearance, could not have been surpassed. They were decorated with ilowers and ribbons j —blue and white—the colors of the | order, and bore a heavy burden of those dainty comestibles adapted for the cravings of the inner uian. To those who supplied the choice viands and performed the work of adorning the tables (and we believe it was the ladies again), must bo extended the greatest praise, and it also reflects credit on their capabilities in the culi nary art. Mr Gunner, a prominent member of the ltechabite Order in Melbourne, attended the gathering, over which he presided, being introduced by the Chief lluler, Bro Fountain. There was also'a number of mem bers of the order representing other plac...
Obituary. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
Obituary. Toora residents who were acquaint ed with Mr Norman E. Jenkins, when a few years ago he was a resident here and carried on a saddlery busi ness, will regret to hear of his death, which occurred at Rainbow on Friday morning last, caused by typhoid fever. Deceased was a comparatively yoang man, and a keen sport and prominent footballer when associated with the local club. Another addition to tho list of"" deaths in this district took place on Friday nighc last in thep"rson of Mr Harry M'Lean,. who for ihe pa»c eight yeais has resided in the vicinity of the Darby river (Wilson's Pro montory). The deceased person when arriving in this country came from Dumbarton (Scotland) and f llowoil the ocupntion as a miner in Now Zealand, when, after a short dura'ion, he returned to the United States. Being so impressed with prospects in Australia he once more found his way out to AdelaHe, thence to Victoria, when Liu took up his resid ance at Warragul, but not being con tested eventually...
DISTRICT NEWS. Wonga Wonga. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
DISTRICT NEWS. (From our Own Correspondents). Wonga Wonga. Despite the unfavorable weather, the Wonga hall was crowded to its fullest extent on Wednesday night, the 27th, when the residents assembled to say farewell to Mr and Mrs A. Hamblin and family, who are leaving the district. A programme of songs and dances was gone through, then Mr W. J. Anderson, on behalf of tb'» Wonga residents, presented Mr anil Mrs Hamblin with a handsome eight day clock, Mrs Hamblin with a bible for her services in the local Sunday school, and the Misses Hamblin's with gold brooches. In making the presentation, Mr Anderson said that the loss. of the Hamblin family would be severely felt by the whole district. Mr Ham blin's work as secretary and in other public matters was invaluable, and Mrs Hamblin's kindly qualities were known to all. lie knew he could speak for everyone in wishing the family ever success in their new life. Messrs Harper, Griffiths and Clarke also spoke in eulogistic terms of the gues...
THE FARM TOOL KIT. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
THE FARM TOOL KIT. Buying tools by tho cheat is a gooi $ray fo have thorn poor, both in qualitj and selection. If you liiven't tho tool you think you need, think twice before borrow ing it from a neighbor. Tho longer you ubo a tool the more kinds of work you will find it capable of doing. Hence the wisdom of buy ing tools one at a time until you find you are equipped. Provide a shop, if it bo only a good bench against a building covered wifcl) a shed roof. With a good cheat, oi tight drawers in the benoh, tools can be kept dry. When you lament the lack of tools, bo sure that it is not a sharpening oi the old ones that is really needed. A sharp tool cloea moro work and better kinds of it than a dull tool. In a pinch, a sharp chisel will tak« th« placo of a plane. There is nothing that will 1m used oftener or more effectively ou th« farm than a heavy crowbar. Don't think you need every size oi bit, drill and chisel. Wood drills are much cheaper than bits, and for farm use in old lumbe...
IMMIGRATION. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
IMMIGRATION. Tha Minister of Agriculture for Now South 'Wales is in receipt of a oomrau nioation from the office of the ' Trade and Immigration Commissioner to tha United States on the subjcct of «hip menta of wool from Now South Wales to Eastern woollen mills of the States, wherein it ia stated that as shipments of wool are arriving in San Franoisco direct from Sydney for transmission to Eastern mills, it may to interesting to wool consignors in Australia to know that the Amerioan-Httwaiian Steamship lino is prepared to carry wool from San Francisco to New York for 1/lOJd per 100 lb. Present rates are, via steam ship from Sydney to San Francisco, S/lJd, and rail San Franoisco to Bos ton, 3/4 per 100 lb, or a total of 6/5Jd. Against this were the ships of the Am erican-Hawaiian lines used, the rate from Sydney to New York would be 6/; from New York to Boston iby rail, there would be an additional charge of 7d, or 577 to Boston, as against 6/55> the pre sent rate per transcontinen...
THE HOLSTEIN. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
-• THE HOLITEIN. There ere sereral distinct groups 61 Dutch cattle—namely, the Fries ion, the Blaok and Whito Holland, thq Black White-head Groningon, and the Red whito Mouse-Rhino-Yssel groups. Id some of the best herds the average an nual yield is stated to bo 860 gallons and Over, including heifera with first calves. Older oows are said to gire 1300 gallons, and the fat percentage ii estimated at from 3 to 5 per oent., Among the dairying herds of Amerioa the Holstein ranks only second to the Jersey. It is the largest of the dairy -breeds, and the colour markings are variegated blaok and white, there boicg a preference, aa a rule, for animals on which the two colours are about evenly drrided. These colours »re never blended, but always sharply defined. The cows ar» lively, and have plenty of nervous energy, whioh is so essential a characteristio in any dairy brCed; but. unlike the highly-developed Jorsey, they, aro at the same time very tract able, and sudden disturbances or un us...
LEVEL CROSSING FOR CATTLE. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
LEVEL CROSSING FOR CATTLE. Cr Riggall brought forward the question of a level crossing for stock on the north side of the trucking yards. It was the opinion of the residents that pro vision must be made for stock to cross the line to the trucking yards other than on the main rop.d across the line. The existing arrangement was a source of an noyance to the public. Shunting was going on sometimes for half the day, and the gates were shut against the travelling public and stock. He bad seen several lots of cattle blocked for half-an-hour or more by trains. Mr Norman had raised an engineering diffi culty, but he (Mr Riggait) was quite sure that the engineering capabilities of the Department were not exhausted. A crossing was most urgently required. Mr Eilpatrick: Why not bring cattle over the main bridge at the east of the township ? Mr Michael: A shire council by-law prohibits cattle being taken through the main streets. Mr Kilpatrick: I have not seen the correspondence in the office o...
LIGHTING OF STATION. [Newspaper Article] — Toora and Welshpool Ensign and South Gippsland Observer — 5 June 1914
LIGHTING OF STATION. Cr Coulter made the first re quest on behalf of the shire council upon arrival of the special train at 2.30 p.m. This was that the station be lighted by electricity. Mr Kilpatrick (Chief Com missioner) said that the matter of lighting had not yet been settled, a number of stations being under consideration. Cr Coulter stated that an offer had been made to light the station by electricity and a reply was re ceived some time back that the matter would be considered. Mr Kilpatrick; The com missioners were considering whether electricity or gas would be used. Cr Coulter : The council would probably assist in lighting the i overhead bridge if electric light j were used at the station. To be considered.