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MOST HISTORIC JEWEL IN THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 11 July 1912
MOST UISTORIC JEWEL IN THIS WORLD. As it stands, the Imperial State crown has no particular connection with India; but that is not the case in regard to that of the Queen, for in the centre of her Majesty's-crown gleams the Koh-i-noor (" Mountain of ULght ") perhaps the most- histor ic Jewel in the world. It has been in the possession of Nadir Shah, of ShahShuja, and of Runilt Singh, the "Lion of the Punjaub," and, from the time tUtat it figured in the tren sures of Aurungzeb till Lord Dal housie obtained it on the suppres sion of Dhulep Singh, and presented it to Queen Victoria in 1850, its story has been one long romance. Around the Koh-i-noor grew up a mass of legend and supertititon, but one curious belief that is widely aneecredited In, is that it oneve brings ill-fortune to a woman who wears it. Its traditions in regard to men are less happy, and when thinking of having it placed in the crown that he would assume, he w~a earnestly asked not to do so, but to let it appear in Qu...
SOCIAL AND PRESENTATION TO MRS. DIXON. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 11 July 1912
AO0IAL AND ' PS E I'NTATIO&N TO MRIS: DIXON. When it boeame known that Mrs, Dixon was. elinigqishitng. businuese. in Werribeu, a uoeting .of her many fiieatds way convened in the ,le elieuniea' Institute, when' i was de ciiod to present 'her with I sub stantial iuark of the esteem in whVicii shie had beoue uiiversally held duinti her Juueteon ..years rueilence in We\Vrribeo. A stArong d'oulmitile ware yppobiltoel witih lMr. T'yztick le houeaneietary, unit ia,the: result of thei ohdllevoti?u a con siderablte .tim of money was col louted. It wai thou decided that. :Mrs.e Dixou be tenderied a socrinl ovuttiug ult iitilad a prusenlltuon, this ovetlu.Cted on Wedniesdi)y euvu ing,'2Gtl June, iu A'tecenii?"licelleti 'utlu. str't'og &lt;iommitie of hldiese .wa' aa? oriloted ·ild woirked. in. coi;juctionl wilth the gelnerl. coi iteild to' intiidinaluk all the id.atueiig, ;. iviag,tlll t ut lit. -inti w a eet"c.liak-ýcm-"ý" Slon.e 'Not.witblsttut ig. tlo ln-'. iilumetincy of i...
CULTIVATE ENTHUSIASM. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 11 July 1912
CUL. rVAT? ENTriULAIA-M, A political friend of the' late Lop Beaconsfield once praised another poll ticlan as being a man of extremcol eoderate views. "In other words," said Lord Beacons field drily, "ho is a man without coan vlctions." Quoting this story, a shrewd oboes I!vor of tho world thus discoursed el the need for enthusiasm. - "Enthlisiasm. isa. ilr that glows it every successful mnan. Without it, a m-mnn Isllke 'an engine without steam : "Detter boil over thano not boll at all.: Red-hot zeal may provoke sneers and scornful smiles, but ittalways tells It arouses opposition, but it also at 'tracis' ollowers. The enthusiast alw ye -bas friends and admirers,. while the. tepid man makes neither opponents' nor partisans. Nobody thinks .hlm' worth attention. "Evon:those who laugh.at the ardoif. of.the .enthusinst~are nertIy im ress
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 11 July 1912
Scovell and Spurling, THE -CORNER,' 1Have landed a lovely stock .of' NEW SPRING GOODS. SPRING SUITINGS from 42s. S . BOATERS, latest shapes, 3s 6d to 6s 6d. NEW SHAPE BOXERS. - -" F+ASHIOI SHIRTS'in 20 different styles. W ,?EA- o. u on.oaos,.-,Io???e?c?e? TENNIS ,SIRTS fowr warm weather. TIES, SOCKS, BRACES, and eiverything a man wants to wear at THLE RIGHT PRICE. 1,500 Ties at 9d,' worth Is. and is 6d.,.to prove we are .THIE TIE KINGIS. THE RACECOURSE HOTEL (WERRIBEB.) FIRST-OLASS Accomodationufor Travellers and Visitors at this Old established Hotel, which is replete with every convenience, and the tmany facilities offered therein for the comfort of the General Public.will be duly appreciated. The choicest and best brands of Wines, Ales and Spirits are kept at this establishment. FISHING AND SHOOTING. 13UGGIES AND HORSES ON HIRE. M. A. DIXON, Proprietress. COMMERCIAL .'. HOTEL 'WERRIBEE.-,: J. CO O.OKE 13 EGS to inarm the pnubii generally that she has taken the above .) well-known...
THE KING'S KITCHEN. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 11 July 1912
S),.THE KING'S KITCHEN. One of the most Important persons in the Royal servants' hall is the Clerk of the Kitchen. who enjoys the not Inconsiderable salary of £700 a year and his board, the latter being, of course, the best of everything In sea son. He is assisted in his doubtless arduous task .by no fewer than four seb-clerks, whose duties are to keep accounts, sendonut orders, and check bills. But this does not complete the Clerk of the Kitchen's bodyguard. He is ex. pressly allowed "a necessary woman" (a quaint phrase)` as another assist ant. Besides the Clerk of the Kitchen at the Royal palace, there are a host of other exalted functionaries. First and foremost comes the Head Cook, polite. ly called the "Chet." He also receivch £700 a year, and has under him four Master Cooks at £350 per annum ,apiece. ,· - '-he "Master Cooks take Master Cooks' apprentices, who pay for "the hbonorsr about.200 guineas.a.&ear.pro. mium. - - Next follow a couple o: Yeomen of the Kitchen., t...
NO OLD MAIDS IN RUSSIA. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 11 July 1912
..NO OLD MAIDS IN.RUSSIA. The idea is still allowed to prevail In Russia that single life is a\disgrace to women,.for there are no old maids except in the religious orders. If the parents cannot arrange a marriage for the daughter she makes a journey, and is thus lost to the gos* siping community. Soon reports are circulated.of her marriage to a foreign' or. Lerng absence brings -forgetfulness, so that when the story is told of the death of the foreign-husband in a strange land there are few who care to inquire further. Indeed, it is -a breach of etiquette to suggest doubts .under such clrcumstances, and the woman finally returns as a broken. hearted widow. She has met the conditions of the country, and, she is no longer a single personin society. Thus the fiction of "no'unmarried women" is preserved in the domain of the Tsar.
OBITUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 11 July 1912
OBITUARY. On Friday morning last Mrs Sarah Johnson, mother of Mr. James Johnson, president of the Werribee Shire Council, died suddenly at her son's residence. Mr. W. Holland, J.P., viewed the body on Saturday morning and gave an order for her burial. The deceased, who was 76 years of age, had a been a resident of Mount Cotterill for 42 years, re- siding with her son the whole of that time. She leaves three sons and a daughter to mourn their loss - Mr. James Johnson, Mr. John Johnson, Ascot Vale; Mr. C. Johnson, Balliang East, and Mrs. Bobsein, Moonee Ponds. &nbsp; The deceased died from natural causes.
HERE AND THERE. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 11 July 1912
HERE AND THERE. [By Johnnie Walker] &nbsp; What has Williamstown done to usurp the place, held for so many years by Footscray ? It is said that Footscray and its attar of roses is sometimes mentioned in London music halls. Toorak on the one hand and Footscray on the other, marked the high and low water works of Melbourne. But the "Wangaratta Chronicle," in a lead- &nbsp; ing article against the "Age" and its advocacy of the three Liberal candidates, writes of an apprecia- &nbsp; tive grin from Toorak to Williams- town. Surely Footscray would not remain silent at being thus ruth- lesaly thrust aside! -But perhaps &nbsp; Footscray is recognized as an "Age" centre and the "Wangar- &nbsp; &nbsp; ratta Chronicle," which takes its politics from the "Argus," thought it well to make a change. But it ##### better for the Liberal &nbsp; &nbsp; cause if the "Chronicle" either &nbsp; adopted the Labor platform or left &...
WERRBIEE SHIRE COUNCIL SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1912. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 11 July 1912
WERRIBEE SHIRE COUNCIL &nbsp; SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1912. Present - Crs. Johnson (president) in thechair, and Crs. Canny, &nbsp; &nbsp; M'Murray, Agar, Beamish, Browne, &nbsp; and Troup. CORRESPONDENCE. &nbsp; &nbsp; From Cr. M'Naughton applying &nbsp; for leave of absence. - Granted. From Cr. Canny resigning his &nbsp; position as returning officer for the &nbsp; East Riding. - Accepted. From Cr McNaughton resigning &nbsp; &nbsp; his position as returning officer for &nbsp; the South Riding. -Accepted. &nbsp; &nbsp; From A. B. Robertson, M.L.A., &nbsp; asking for reliable local valuation &nbsp; of the blocks on the Werribee Park &nbsp; Estate as submitted for occupation by the Closer Settlement Board. - Information supplied by secretary. &nbsp; &nbsp; From Mrs Hastie, conveying her &nbsp; &nbsp; heartfelt thanks for s...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) VAN DE VEER, THE DIAMOND MERCHANT. PART 6. CHAPTER XII. THE SELLING OF AN INFANT. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 11 July 1912
(ALL RIGHTS RESJIRVED.) 4VAN DE VEER, -4---- THE DIAMOND MERCHANT. PART 6. CHAPTER XII. - Ti-Il SELLING OF AN INFANT. Ulgitha, elated with what she cal led her good fortune, rushed into the inn of the Iron Hand, and a moment after halted at the open door- of Lady Van do Veer's room. The rude iron lamp, burning on the worm-eaten table near the bed, shed its rays clearly upon the unfor tunate lady and her babe. Lady Van de Veer slept, or rather her senses were plunged In a stupor produced by the vile herbal de coctions Ulgithea" lid administered from time to time. The babe, too, slept, and Ulgitha easily lifted it without arousing it. if Ulgitha felt any passing twinge of remorse as she thus rubbed a mother of a babe, it was but as a feeble flash through her brain, of which her heart was hardly conscious in here wicked joy of anticipated re " She'll grieve after it, 'of course" she thought; " but she'll think it died so young, and went straight from all the cares and ills of life. Don...
ON LAZINESS. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 18 July 1912
'ON LAZINESS. Dr. Charles A. Eaton said in the course of an after-dinner speech in Cleveland : " Laziness is responsible for too nluch of the misery we see arollund us. It is all very well to blaie at cohol for this misery, to blamle op pression and injustice; but to what heights, must we not all have climb ed but for our laziness 7" He paused and smiled. "We are too much like the super numerary in the drama," he went on, " who had to enter from the right and sany, ' My lord, the car riage waits." " ' Look here, super,' sald the stage-manager one night, '1 want you .to come on from thile left insteal of the right after this, and I want you to transpose your speech. Make it run hereafter, " The carriage waits my lord." ' " Thesauper preosod his halid to his brow. " 'More study I More study i' he groaned."
JOHNNY BROWN'S MUSINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 18 July 1912
JOHNNY BROWN'S MUSINGS. "1 wonder how it is," "' That as a boy grows up Mused little Johnny Brown, His countenance grows down I " Then another thing which Puzzles my youthful wit Is to understand why A standing committee should sit I " There is still another topic On which I sigh for light: Why does the midday sun Shine on a dusky lunight ? "I hope if I ask one more You'll not think me a little goose Why is the man who gets tight Said to be somewhat loose 7"
INDISPUTABLE PROOF. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 18 July 1912
INDISPUTABLE PRlOOF. Hogan : " Do you believe lu dreamse Mike ?" Dugan : " Faith, an' I do I Lae' night I dremt I was awake, an' la the mornin' me dream kern thruo 1" Customer : Have I you any gramophone records 7" "Grocer : "Hardly in our line sir, gramophone records." Oustomer ; "Why not? Aren't they preserved tongues'?"
WONDERED HOW HE'D GET IT OFF. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 18 July 1912
WONDERED HOW HE'D GET 1T OFF. An old Irish labourer walked Into the studio of an artist and asked for money to obtain a meal, is lie was too weak to work. The artist, see ing possibilities of a sketch, said : " I'll give you. two shillings if you let me paint you." " It's an aisy way to make mo ney," said the man, "but 1 wonder how I'd got it oil nagin ?".
THE Werribee Shire Banner. WERRIBEE THURSDAY, JULY 18 [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 18 July 1912
THn " Werribee bire- ianner. WERrIBER, THnUSDAY, IUGY 18 All correspondonce for- this Journal should be In the office boforo I o'clock on Wodnosdoy'.. Advortlsemonts received sap till 9 6 p.m.on Wednosday'. Picture show this ovening in tl:e t Mechanies' Hall. Good value for your money. A very important meeting of the Werribeo Agricultural Society will be held on S;turtday afternoon in the Mechanics' Hall. Every mein her of the Council should maim an 'effort to attend it. Messrs. Voluma, Kondall and Morley, one of whom is to be so leoted to contest the Corio seat at dress a meetitn In thte "Worribeo Mechanics' hall on' Friday evenitng, July 26th. . For Chronic Clost "Chmplaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, is ls. 6d Tihe third stage of the shoot for the V.R.A. mnedal wiU be hold on Saturday. The Worribee Cotrslng Club's Champion meet commenced yen. terday. and will probably be con. rcluded to-day. Full report next issue. = At Clunes, ycslerday, Lily Mac was beaten by half a point. ...
PERSON, ROWE, SMITH & CO.'S REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 18 July 1912
PEARSON, ROWE, SMITH: &00.'8 REPORT,? At Nowmarkot on Tuosday :Mears. PoarsonI Rowo, Smith & Co. soltd-Fat bbeep-298 merino wether;r Little River, to 22s: 297 crossbred weth ers and ewes, 0.- B. Nicol,Dalgangle; 254 merino wethers, Mickle1sam, to 14s 9d ; 236 merino w?ether and crossbred and merino ewoe, Guild ford, to 8s ; 215 crossbred wethers and ewes,J. Heslop, Tarwin, to 16s d ; 191 crossbred and merino weth ere, Maroons; 184 orossbred weoth ere, 0. L. Forrest, Warrowie, to?? 30a, averaging 28s 7d; 151. crossbred and merino ewes, Rockbank, to 18s; 149 merino wethers, Maribyrinong ; 127 6mebasik wetheri; A.' S. Reid Kilnoorat at 24" 3d i nd i 22s ld; thur, Endeliffe 99 orossbred owes,. estate .lnte J. O'Donnol!, Little River; 95 comeback merino woth Pato. Ryan, to 22s 3 ; 88 ojossbred wethers, Mrs. C. M 'Leod, Talisker, at 29s: 59 crossbred wethers and ewes, Mrs. Ford, Ballan ; 54 cross bred -wetliers, Mount Cotterell, to 26s 3d ; 51 crossbred wethers, Johnr Hard...
ABOUT HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 18 July 1912
ABOUvT HORSES. A i£olbourne horse sasesman and; dealer, tixo h rss done a good dal of. business in fio past fTa 'years in oan msetion with the datiught horse indus try, expresses tome dissatisfuction with, the omotIsd of Aned theo seatsu from the grastilg of' opritikictes of soundnoes ir respect ,to horses that ore dovoated to, stud peRpoues. The Gaveornanont, he. say.w, lans been astuated by the besth motives, undsNcutedliy, in innswurgting, this say?tanm and in seUne respects 0. grent dedl ofggolrhus boon anouuplia-. so' in the disa~vion of pjading a stop to. theo ropagadtion of constitu ramlly un osust. sttr. Blut the trouble s, is, conneotion .oth'horse breeding, that ast eta oil requires to be conensieng be suka t menry s?nudla.?id froe fmn-i din ane. Lsend this fOact' ide 'been lagolyv -overlooked in csnnietionstwith the ito'. 5. 5s5Cuoten 'hLus Isat nhaispons thst. there are a e tomanal stew for w okidh or-. tmre.tes of ltpromvi hluo been given. by eovyorneseei vrteniestry ; ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 18 July 1912
.Th peon fe mfgheor than the sword' Tho rlo or the un, " Ton thousand butles is has toughtt Ton thousand vlobrieos won. 3ut hero'rs 'migltior power still, - A conoquoror tint's sure, It vanui shoe 0r o'coughs nod colds, It's Wood's Great 'oppormint Curoe GIST WWITEO 8W0 IS NOW ON. FASHION'S LATEST PRODUOTION.E ENDLESS VARIETY PRICES QUOTED ARE A WONDER TO ALL. See our o Window .. e See our W Hindor .? THEY ARE A TRIUMPH OF THEDRAPER'S ART. PLEASE SHOP EARLY AS POSSIBLE T AVOID TE. AFTERNOON ORUSHES., . H. HOOP R CO., FOOTSORAY. BRUNSWICK 68'd LONDON EIGHT-HOUR ART UNION AND SPORTS. PRIZES value 3 500O (oder. snoon f at te Attormey-General). Drawn Nov. 2, 1912 Ist Prize,value ?.~5 O; 2ndPrize,value .4 OO .3rd Prize, value .2 s50; Va e a°rP CHANCE FOR 1912 - TRY IT. . 'lrt Prlzo In 1911 won by .e W. Jo e.. Raeeln. Vctora. for the modest outlay of Trade eyanor. One Shiling. JOHN W. OY LE. . ,TICKETS FROM LOCAL AGENT. H. BARNES, "Banner"'Ofoo, Werribeo. i AUTUMN SHOW is AT SC. Forge's, ...
HERE AND THERE. [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 18 July 1912
HERE AND THERE. [Br JoiNei WLaeKER. ' W-erribee has a' friend in Foots tray-or rather a fellow-sufferer from poor ontertainmen!s. .The Footscray. Football. Club held.-'a theatre party, and-we road-"The programme was like the weather wretched-and the patrons were not at all delighted with the pro oeedings. iYarravillo expe?oted' to have, the power station for the olectrified rnilwiiy systei, bHitt now ?r?rong in luentce is being need to have ai eight at Morweoll or Wonthaggi selected. Footscray Municai ai Coejneio ha joo sc spent £15lo 19 3-1 on a, graild setand. Forteen thousandi people, "atiSndeds 'ecent r??otlijll nihatch. It is to be regretted -that somoadf the Edeoral Ministers, are too flip-' pant in dealing with important affairs. Here is a sample.. Amongst the many congratulations reqived by Mr. H. B. Bennett, on his nicent ,eloation for .Werri wa, vas I thl: tol lowing from Mr. King O'Malley: "Oongratulations. on. victory; a -tough figlht, but the Lord has re tained the seat...
(ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.) VAN DE VEER, THE DIAMOND MERCHANT. PART 7. CHAPTER XIV.—(Continued.) [Newspaper Article] — Werribee Shire Banner — 18 July 1912
(ALL RIGHTS RESBERVED.) 4VAN DE VEER, -4---- THE DIAMOND MERCHANT. . PART 7. CHAPTER XIV.-(Continued.) There was something so reproach fll as well as Ingenuous, and yet proud, in the tone of the upright prince and faithful husband, as he spoke these simple words-something inexpressibly mournful too-" It is not my child, Orleton,"-that Sir David involuntarily exclaimed : " Well, I wish it were, my lord. As it is, it is a marvellous mystery why ' Baron Hermann's Seal ' is on this unknown child of the forest. But your grace and I will take the atlair in hand when I shall have told you -the details of my obtaining the child. Ah !-it cries, Esther. It must be come nccustomed to its mother." " Ah, its mother I" sighed the prince. " Its mother-the Princess of Zur ichbold, my lord," continued Sir Da vid, firmly. " Place it in its moth e.cr's armsi, Esther. - Let her highness find --Itthere when she aivakes-as she will within an hour or so. I will clean Iny face and heard of this dye and lie...