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A Mark of Nationality. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
A Mark of Nationality. Sir David Gill, the famous astrono mer, was once emphasising the extra ordinary care and minuteness with which astronomical observations were taken. One observation, he said, was rather similar in its extreme minuteness to attempting to see - the hundredth part of the diameter of a threepenny-bit that was a mile away. "One can see that you're a Scots man, retorted one of his hearers. "Nobody else womd bother about the hundredth part o£ a threepenny-bit a mile away!"
BALLARAT PIG MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
J1A LLjAi;..VT riCi MA1MCET. Coles and Piillum j'ojvoi-t: — Another good supply forward, comprising a splendid yarding of bnooiiers, and a fair number of porkers, stores, and small pigs. Wo penned ">.'!G head. iia eoners: 'I'liere was a full attendance of eurcis, and there was again a very keen demand, and last week's high prices were well maintained. Xice. medium and handy weights again mado extreme rates. • The to]) price of the market for pens was made by Messrs Little Bros., liuninyong, at .£1/1 2/; a large number sold from .£4/4/ to .£4/11/; good pens, from .£3/10/' to .£4/2/: others, .£3/5/ to .£3/12/, Choppers: Fair supplies, and owing to outside competition the de mand was very keen, and all were sold at extreme prices; best pens, .£2/10/ to .£2/17/; extra. .£2/18/ to .£3,3/; others, 17/ to 52/. Stores: .All classes met one of the best sales seen here for somo time, and prices ruled high; nice small stores ami g&lt;*id slips, being very dear; best, -1U/ to 45/: to...
Not a Secretary. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
Not a Secretary. Sam had worked on the farm for nine years, and until his master took to poultry-farming he was quite satis fied with life. But this poultry busi ness was.a bit too much. He had to take the eggs as they were laid and write the date on them with an in delible pencil. And worse than that, he had also to write on the eggs the breed of the hen that laid them. So one day he marched up to the farmer. "I'm about fed up," said he, "and I'm going to leave. The farmer was astounded. "Surely, Sam, you're not going to leave me after all these years'." "Yes, but I am," retorted Sam. "I've done every kind of rotten job on this here farm, but I'd sooner starve than go on being secretary to your old hens!" People who marry for fun haye a most perverted sense of huiror.
CHAPTER XI. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
CHAPTER XI. . While Sheila, was happy as girl could bo. without, as she- expressed it, a care ia the "world, very different was the case of Margaret Bellairs. It was true that her husband never reproach ed her, that he never, by word or deed alluded to that dark tragedy of the past, but the old tenderness, the ar dent and real love, which had been her portion and which had made her so very happy, seemed—as far as she could tell—to cease to exist. Bellairs was kind to her, paying her every possible attention, but he never took her hand as of yore and pressed it in one of his, nor did he look into her eyes with the loving-kindness of for mer days. These things the unhappy woman believed were reserved for Sheila and Sheila alone. Bellairs could not pet the pretty girl enough, but he never turned to his w.Te with the old dearly longed-for 'ook in his eyes. Moreover, there was no dou'bt but that Peter Bellairs, K.C., no longer absolutely trusted Margaret. It was he who paid the bills as ...
GREATER THAN GOLD Published by arrangement with Ward Lock and Co., London & Melbourne All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER X. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
GREATER THAN GOLD By L. T. MEADE, Author of "Tlie Soul of Margaret Rand," etc. Published by arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co., London & Melbourne. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER X. Those of us who have not been pre sented at Court know all about it, in a few cases, from our friends, but lor the most part from newspapers and weekly periodicals. Sheila Danver'ss debut' differed l'rom that o£ other girls in two respects. In the first place, the extreme simplicity of her dress—which, notwithstanding the Court train and feathers, was made precisely after the Duchess of Tewkesbury's direction—was remark able, and, in the second', she wore the most magnificent pearls of any debu tante and looked, neverthelss, almost like a child. The whole affair went off with the usual eclat, or perhaps one may say, want of eclat. The ' Duchess of Tewkesbury, who was a particular friend of Her Majesty's, surveyed Sheila as she entered her presence, ana, without a moment's ;.nesitation, removed the...
Something to Help. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
Something to Help. When the Kaiser announced to Prince von Buelow that he had deci ded to appoint h" i Chancellor o£ the Empire, he was surprised to see a shadow of disappointment cross the statesman's face. ' What's the matter?" he demanded. "Are you nol satisfied?" "Pardon me, sire,'' replied the Prince, "I did not wish to, appear un grateful, but I was thinking of my wife. I know that she detests the im mense Chancellor's palace, where we shall have to live, and she will want the whole of "the interior thoroughly cleaned and redecorated. I am afraid, therefore, that we shall have to pass the next two or three months in the midst of cleaning operations." "Don't • worry about that, my dear von Buelow," replied the Kaiser. "Present my best compliments to the Princess, and tell her that I shall have much pleasure in helping her to make the task of cleaning easier for her." The new-made Chancellor thanked him, and retired, certain that the Kaiser would place, a regiment of cleaners at...
What It Meant. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
What It Meant. A good story is being told of a Padiametfiaviyi -i& of the next election. He was earnest ly expounding the emancipation of the laborer to an agricultural audience, and was approaching the heart of the subject, when he noticed that the countrymen lool'cu uneasily at one another. Could it be that he had not made the necessity of the great deliv erance clear to their minds. He re traced the steps, and enforced some of the prelinriary points over again. The uneasiness of the audience visi bly increased. At last one stalwart cottager rose and made for the door. It was a sig nal for a general movement. The elec tors oore the candidate no ill-will— they simply filed out. He wiped his brown, and turned in despair to the chairman. "What does it mean?" he asked. "I callqd them to liberty, and they turn their backs on me!" "It means," said the chairman, "that they fully appreciate your prin ciples, but it is nearly ten o'clock, and when that fatal hour has struck, they c...
CUPID FLIES TO FLYNTON HOW A MAN AND A MAID TRIED THE REST CURE WITH UNFORESEEN CONSEQUENCES. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
CUPID FLIES TO FLYNTON HOW A MAN AND A MAID TRIED THE REST CURE WITH UNFORE , SEEN CONSEQUENCES. By William Freeman. They signed their names, one be neath the other, in the visitors' book —"Mary Nugent, London" . , . "John Weald, Ealing." It being now live o'clock in the afternoon, they were sitting on the hdlel verandah, star ing over their magazines at the sea. Flynton Regis is a small place. Fur ther—this is as remarkable as it is delightful—it is a place with small ambitions. For the fact that it does not advertise sulliciently to attract the casual tripper its regular visitors are profoundly grateful. Except at the height ot the summer, you will not meet a dozen unfamiliar faces on its microscopic parade. Jt was now April. The slopes be hind the town were lemon-colored with a carpet of primroses. The short grass on the uplands beyond was of the purest, deepest emerald. The sea vas still ruffled—for there liad been the very dickens of a storm the day before—but vividly blue unde...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
Amusements. Grand SOCIAI-, Thursday Nest, in Bem'nga Methodist Church, under auspices I.O.R. Proceeds for Talbot Colony of Epileptics and other charitable institutions. Admission Gd. Refresh ments. G. Bray, Secrotary. 5Iining Notices. Pitfield Prospecting Association Company, No-Liability. An extraordinary meeting of the above-named Company is hereby convened, and will be held at the Mechanics' Hall, Pitfield, on Saturday, 13th June, 19X4, at 8 o'clock p.m., to con sider and order on the following busi ness:— 1, To pass a resolution that the Com pany be voluntarily wound up without resort to the Court. 2. To confirm the minutes of the meeting. Dated this 25th day of May, 1914. By order of the Board, MICHAEL R. VAUGHAN, Manager. Pitfield Mining Company. A MEETING of the above-named Company is hereby convened, and will be held st the Mechanics' Hall, Pit field, on Saturday, 13th June, 1914, at 9 o'clock p.m. Business: 1. To incorporate the Company, 2. To appoint Directors and Manager....
Commercial. ROKEWOOD STOCK SALE. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
commercial. ROKEWOOD STOCK SALE. Messrs Dalgety and Co. report:— On Friday, 8th inst., we hold our monthly sale at Rokewood, when we yarded -150 sheep and 20 head of -attlo. \Ve had a fair attendance of buy , and report a good demand and firm prices for all classes .of stock. Shoe])—-We sold ac count J. Vernon, 15 comeback owes 16s llcl, G lambs 14s Id; A. Parkcs, 1 fat lamb 17? 3d, 36 crossbred ewes 18s 4d, 71 crossbred owes and wethers 12s 9d, ~9 comeback owes lis 6d; J. E. Johnson, comeback ewes in lamb 18s 3d, 25 merino ewes lis 6d; D. Ross, 64 merino ewes 12s 7d ; other odd lots at full rates. Cattle— Account G. McDonald, 2 fixfc lioifors xo 10s, 1 at £(> Ss, 2 at £6 Is; steers from 18 months to 2 years old £3 2s; old store cows £3 10s; young heifers 34s to -15s. Outside—50 comeback wethers 20s. Next sale takes place on Friday, June 19th. BALLARAT WHOLESALE PRODUCE MARKET. The quotations are:—Wheat, 3/10 for prime milling- Oats: Fair seed, 1/10 to ■>l for heavy feed. Peas...
CAUGHT NAPPING. The Story of a Clever Couple Who found an Easy Victim. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
CAUGHT NAPPING. I The Story of a Clever Couple Who found an Easy Victim. David Lesley ran Quickly up tlie steps of a most Belect club in Pall Mall and hurried Into the magnificent lounge. His face clouded immediate ly- v "No one here, Richards?" lie aslced impatiently, turning to an attendant. "No, sir. Leastways, Lord Lilling ton is here." Lesley ran his lingers through his hair. "Lilly's an awful ass, hut some one must go," -he muttered to himself. Lesley hastened through to the bil liard-room, where his lordship, a tall, immaculately dressed youth with an eye-glass and a supercilious smile, was practising screw cannons. "Look here, Lillington, I want you to do me a favor," David Leslry be gan. "I've got a cousin arriving at King's Cross at twelve o'clock. I pro mised faithfully to be there to meet the train, but I've just had a wire from my solicitor, and I must be in the city, at twelve." "Beastly sorry, Lesley, hut " "It's a girl I want you to meet," Da vid interrupted. "What's...
EAR-WAGG[?]RS NEVER DEAF. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
EAR-WAGG-R^ NEVER DEAF. You will rarely find a man who can Wag his ears suffers from deafness. The reason for this is very simple, Wagging one's. ears exercises them ju'st as much as walking exercises the muscles of the legs. A greht deal of deafness Is caused -jy the muscles of the ears becoming stiff and refusing to respond quickly to the sound waveB. Quite a large proportion of children can move their ears, just as they can m6ve the skin on their forehead up and down, but as they grow up they lose their powpr through want of prac-, tice. It Is a mistake to let a child lose this power, for it may mean the difference between good and bad hearing in after-yoars. •Dr. M. Fernet, the famous Paris doctor, has e/en gone so far as to suggest that people should be trained to wag their ears- just as much ne they are trained to exercise .any other muscles of the body. Every woman wants to be loved in a particular way, and if a man knoWB his business he finds out what it is, and behaves acco...
A 'Weekly" Story. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
• A 'Weekly" Story. A maiden with a lot of Moil. Was much beloved by everyone. She had a lisp, quite fetching, Tue., And crowds of ' chappies" came to woo, But only one she cared to Wed., And when he asked her to, she said: "Oh, yetth, 1 will right gladly, Thur." Nor did she dally or demur. "Can'st cook?" her lover asked. "Oh, my!" She answered, "I can bake and Fri. Then down her lover promptly Sat. And signed her up to run his flat. p.S.—When fifty weeks and two were done, That happy couple had a Sun.
The Etiquette Book. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
The Etiquette Book. "Madam,' he began, as the door opened, "I am selling a new book on 'Etiquette and Deportment.'" "Oh, you are," she responded. "Go down there on the grass and clean the mud oit your feet!" "Yes'm. As I was saying, ma'am, I am sel " "Take of your hat. Never address a strange lady at her door without re moving your hat! "Yes'm. Now, then, as I was say ing " "Take your hands out o£ your poc kets! No gentleman ever carries his hands there." "Yes'm. Now, ma'am, this work on •Eti '" "Throw away your pipe. If a gen tleman uses tobacco he is careful not to disgust others by the habit." "Yes'm. Now, ma'am, in calling your attention to this valuable " "Wait! Put chat dirty handkerchief out of sight, and use less grease on your hair in the future. Now you look a bit decent. You have a book on 'Etiquette and Deportment.' Very well. I don't want it. I am only the servant-girl. Go up the. steps to the front door, and talk with the lady of the house. She called me a down right, ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
Auctions Cape Clear. MONDAY, JUNE 8. At the New Yards, at 1/o'clock sharp, . |\ALGETY & CO., Limited, will JJ SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION (through their auctioneer)— CATTLE. SHEEP. HOUSES. PIGS. Entries Invited. Rokewood. FRIDAY. JUNE 19th, 1914. At 1.30 o'clock sharp. In Yards adjoining Stanbrook's (James') Hotel. D ALGETY it CO., Limited, will sell _ by 1 ublic Auction (through their auctioneer)— CATTLE isUEEP HORSES PIGS SUNDRIES. Entries Invited. 1JUTTE 'ERS ALL'S BAZAAR DOYETON ST., BALLARAT. COGHLAN, BOASE&CO. Stock mid Station Agents. Norse. ami Cattle Salesmen, BALLARAT. SALE DAYS:; HORSES Every Friday fii ORE CAT'ILE ... Every Friday Every Wednesday 'Phone 331. BROS. HOTEL BROKERS, INSURANCE AND GENERAL COM MISSION. AGENTS, •2S DOVE TON ST., • BALLARAT. Chief A cent for (he Batavia Sea and 1'ire-Insurance Company and all its -Brunches. ALL CLASSES op INSURANCE EFFECTED. CROP INSURANCE A SPECIALITY HOTELS. HOTELS. hotels. Mr Janu s Early is now travelling over the...
Half and Half. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
Half and Half. An old woman of tremendous size hailed a trnmcar, and with consider able difficulty managed to climb up and get a seat inside. When she was comfortably settled, she looked around at a man seated beside her, and said with great vigor: "If you'd been 'arf a man, you'd 'a' 'elped me hup!" ■The man gave a weary smile and replied, "If you 'ad only been 'arf the woman you are, I mi^ht 'ave 'ad a • try."
A Wise Precaution. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
A Wise Precaution. Two seamen—an Irishman and a Scotsman—had been breaking leave anil had been ordered to receive ten strokes of the "cat." They had pre viously held very good characters, and, taking this into consideration, the captain said that if they wished to wear anything to protect their backs a little they might do so. The Scotsman replied that he would like to have a strip of canvas on his back, and this request was granted. "What would you like to have, Pat?" asked the captain, turning to the second seaman. "Shure, sir," was the reply, "if it's all the same to you, I'd like to have the Scotsman ou my back!"
A Poor Congregation. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
A Poor Congregation. Mr. Robert, Ford, whc has just pub- t 'lishc'd a delightful book entitled "This tledown," tells an amusing story of a clergyman who stood for some time one -Monday morning watching a man fishing for trout in a Scotch stream. "I'm a fisher, too," remarked the minister in the course of conversation, adding rather unctuously: "But a fisher of men." "Aye," was the dry retort of the angler, "I had a peep into your creel yesterday. Ye didna' seem to hae catched many!"
ROKEWOOD JUNCTION. EMPIRE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Berringa Herald — 30 May 1914
ROKEWOOU JIIACTIOS. EMPIRE DAY. Empire Day was enthusiastically celebrated on 22ud in&t. at the local State school. The acholars saluted the flag, and afterwards an address, suitable to the occasion, was given by the head teacher, Mr N. McHut chison. and songs and recitations were nicely and spiritedly fciven by the children. The teacher then un veiled a picture—His Majesty King George V. opening the first Com monwealth Parliament of Australia, May 9th, 1901, presented by the committee, staff, and parents to State school, No. 338, in commemoration of Empire Day, 1914. The scholars were then treated to sweets, pre sented by the Shires of Leigh and Grenville. In the afternoon the children enjoyed a half-holiday. (The above report was written by Roy Richards, one of the scholars of the school.)