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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
H. ROBINSON "VfOTIFIES having taken over the l\ business of D. Beinke, Hairdresser & Tobacconist 311 HIGH STREET, NORTHCOTE. I'ry him for a Clean ami Easy Shave. Favorite brands of Tobacco, Cigars and Cigarettes. J. S, BARTLETT has opened a FLORIST'S SHOP Opposite Methodist Church, HIGH STREET, NORTHCOTE, \ml is prepared to supply kinds of Plants and Cut Flowers. ?lorul Orders for Weddings, At Homes, ic., supplied on shortest notice ut lowest »tea. , A. A. BURGESS, BUILDER, 12 STOTT ST., NOKTIICOTE (opp. Croxton station). Houses Built to Order Anywhere. Only Skilled Workmen Employed. Best Materials Used. fjmd purchased, and Finance arranged for, if required. A. F, LUCKE, COACH HUI LDEH, Agricultural and Gimoral BbieUsn.itli, HIGH KTUKIST, PKKSTON (nour Shiro I frill). Vehicles of Every Dt-ccripLion Built, Kepnind, Sold or tixchungud. Coachpnintinn and Trimming 0 • JIuiscs Carefully Shod, Called fur and HMurned, All Work Guaranteed. Kubbur Tyros Kitted, Perfection Attained in...
CHAPTER XVIII. A Conquest. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
CHAPTER XVIII. A' Conqueit. j Sunday evening, and the church bell ccuoed over peacotui Avo.. j.-., caiiuig itto drowsy mnamtuuu BUip. bix months had passed, and BtiU Laura lived on at Mr. Laneton's, muk iug her mother's health her sole care, but what changes those months ot careful tending had wrought on that little woman, seated so comfortably amongst the cushions on a veiandah chair, enjoying the freshness of tho early spring evening. a tie wore a black silk dress and looked the lady down to the tips of her dainty toes or her soft white lingers lying now at peace on her lap. But uer eyes, al ways restless, studied her 'daughter seated on the steps at her feel. "It Is too dark for you to read, Laura," said she, presently. "Yes," and Laura closed the book she had been reading. The scent from a trimly-cut lucerne hedge made the air heavy with sweet ness, and bright stars peeped out in a friendly way. All was at peace. The girl, with youth's ever-ready hope, had sped back into the pas...
The Cold Bath. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
The Cold Bath. If you do not feel warm aftT n cold bath you ha 1 better not lulic It, for it is doing you rio good It iS a mistake to get Into :i bam by sUuiil Ins i" 'be cold iviur and hestitatlng before >nkmg tho plniize, f:;r this drives the hlood up towards the head, ami Is likely to cause congestion vf the blood vessels of the throat. The hfiiit way is to stand in an empty bath tub and turn on the shower, so that the cold water will strike tho head first. If there is ivot a shower apparatus souse the head and neck firs* with a sponge, or duck the head under '.va or, then set in and plunge the whole body under as quickly ae possible. Another mistake is to stay in too long. Gener ally speaking, one plungo iB enough. After the bath rub the skin 'jriskly with rough towels, to help ill the ve tuni of tho surface circulat'cns.. Vig orous excrcisij is alsn "wil n bath.
Unto the Third & Fourth Generation. CHAPTER XVII. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
Unto the Third & Fourth Generation. By Marjorlo Woatherly, CHAPTER XVII. The Inhabitants of Dalkeith. | "Farewell, my friends; farewell, my toes; My peaco with these, my lovo with those." —Burns. In Dalkeith the old Interest and ex citement were roused m the Leslie murder. The inhauiuinta could speak ot nouiing else. iMo such tragedy had over occurred there before. "IJoor Miss Lennox!" said they all. What a trouble had fallen upon her! Laura had said tuey would all talk and uiey wouid ail say it was her lamer, and none ot thuin would douoi it, either. iNo maitei'liow sorry they might he for her, ".Mr. Lennox'1 was 111 u one subject of interest. "It is absolute nonsense to say he had nothing to do with it," volunteer eu Mr. Asucrott. He was passing around cane at the tenuis teu when Ulie subject came up. "l*'rom the be ginning I always said it was he." "1 trust tne rest of us took a more charitable view of tilings," returned Mrs. oiark, severely, bne was not at all foml of th...
Why He Was Afraid. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
Whv He Was Afraid. "Harold," she said, as the dining rom clock was warning for eleven p.m.. "1 wish you'd sing to me. Not loudly, dear; pa is always cross when anybody wakes liiin up," and she glanced at the celling above, from which direction came the sound o£ contented snores. And Harold obeyed, softly at first, hut anon he let himself go full throt tle with "I fear no foe in shining ar mour." "Hush!" she cried, suddenly hold ing up her finger. "1'a's getting up and he's unchaining Towser. Don't go dear; remember, you 'oar 110 foe." "No," he panted, reaching for his hat, "not in armor; but as that blessed bull terrier hasn't been measured for a tin suit yet, I'm off." Efforts are being made to introduce German farmers In the Albury district 011 the share system. Very few of us hurt our toes kick ing ourselves. To sweeten rancid butter, melt the butter, skim it, then place a piece of light brown toa^t in it, and in a few minutes the toast will have ab sorbed the unpleasant taste an...
Know Him Well. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
Know Him Well. It wis a contested will case, and one of. the witnesses, in tlio courso of (jiving evidenco, described the testator minute ly. "Now, sir," said counsel for the do fonce, "I suppose we may take it, from tlio flattering description ytfu have giv- ' en of the testatoi his good points, and his personal appearance generally, that you were intimately acquainted with him P" _ _ "Him I" • exclaimed the witness. "Ho •' was no acquaintance of mino!" "Indeed 1 Well, then, you must liavo observed him very carefully whenever you saw TumP" pursued counsel. "I never say him in my life," was tlio reply. "Now, now, don't triflo with tlio Court, please! How, I ask you, could : you, in tlio namo of goodness ,describe ; hint so minutelyif. you never saw him or never knew liim?" "Well," replied the witness, and the smile which overspread his features ox- _ tended to the fnces of those in court, "you see, I married his widow." Pain should bo a. secret thing. It is not decent that anyone sh...
DO IT NOW' [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
DO IT NOW' ' It you have a grey-haired mother In the old homo far away. Sit down now and write the letter Von put off day by day. Don't, wait until her tired steps Roach heaven's pearly gate— Uut show hor that you think of her Hefore it 18 too late. If you've a tender message, Or a loving word to say, Don't wait I ill you forget it, Hut whisper it to-day. Who knows what bitter memories .May haunt you if you wait? So make your loved ones happy Hefore it is too late. Wo live but in the present, The future is unknown, To-morrow is a mystery, To day is all our own. The chance that fortune lends to us May vanish while we wait, So spend your life's rich treasure Before it is too late. The tender words unspoken, The letter nover sent, The long-forgotten messages. The wraith of love unspent. Kor these some loved ones wait— So show them that you care for them - Before it is too late.
The Colonel's Moral Sense. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
Tho Colonel's Moral Sense. Apropos of a scandal in the New York Bar, Bishop "Winston C. Rutherford told the following stary:— Tho morals of the New York Bar seem to bo about like tho morals of Colonel Byrno, no better and no . worse. Colonel Byrno, a Kenfcuckian, de fended a man for murder. It was tes tified that this mnn murdered a wo man on tho night of August 20. Two or three witnesses saw tho deed. It was committed under tho milky light of a full moon. Tho witnesses were nblo to identify tho defendant on account of tho brif liunco of tho moonlight. The defendant could not prove an alibi, and things looked pretty bad for him. But at this point Colonel Byrno pro duced an almanac showing that on the night in question there had been no moon whatever. Thereupon ft groat laugh resounded through the courtroom imrltho defendants-was speedily 'acquit ted. "Colonel," said tho defendant, after wards, "how much do I owe youP" "You owo hio.'" tho Colonel answered, "five hundred dollars." "Ai...
FRUITS AND HEALTH. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
FRUITS AND HEALTH. A well-known food specialist says, in speaking ot the pocuUarltleB of various foods, that: — Blanched almonds give the higher nerve or brain I or waste. I Walnuts give nerve or brain food, i muscle, heat, and waste. Green water-grapes are blood-purl fylng (but of little food value); re ! jeet pips and skins. Black grapes are feeding and I blood-purifying, but too rich for ! those who suffer from the liver. | Tomatoes are good as nerve or , brain food; no heat. They are thin ning and stimulating. Do not awal low the skins. | Juicy fruits give more or less ! higher nerve or brain, and some few | muscle food and waste; no heat. Apples supply the higher nerve and muscle food, but do not give Oranges are refreshing and feed ing. but are not good if the liver is out of order. Green figs are excellent food. Dried figs contain nerve and muscle food, heat and waste, but arc bad for the liver. All stone fruits are considered to ho injurious for those who suffer from the liv...
WIT AND HUMOR. That Noise. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
"wit and humor. That Noise. One evening an amateur Nature student, note-book in hand .penetrated the wilds of a cow pasture and paused to take advantago of the practical, al though crude, knowledge of a grey bearded countryman, who sat content edly 011 a log. "There is a strange bird-note this - evening," she began, ivith sweet conde scension. "J wonder-—perhaps you can tell mo what bird it is?". The old man removed his pipe for an instant. "I heard a robin, mum," ho admit ted, pufling away at his pipe before tho last word was out of his mouth. "Oh, no!" Tho student of ornithol ogy t&aok her head, prettily impatient.; "It is a new call, different from any thing I have yet come across. Can't you hear it—now?" &lt; • Once more tho old man perfunctorily removed his pipe, and both he and his questioner strained to listen. There was a bewilderment of woodland and fannyard sounds. "There!" whispered tho girl—"that full, shrill note! Can't you hear it? in that direction?" A...
FARM AND DAIRY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
FARM AND DAIRY NOTE8. The legumes—lucerne, olovcr, cow peas, Held peas, soy boans, etc.—may be used for silage, but are not as de sirable as corn and the sorghums. Tlicy serve an excellent purpose when mixed with maize or sorghums. Where there Is an abundimcc of'other crops /or the silo the legumes are best used as bay. The best maize silage, pound for pound, Is made from maize that will mature a good crop of ears. Immature feed of any kind is not as good as mature feel. Milk'is a perfect medium for bac teria development, but immediate cooling and maintenance of a low temperature will prevent the growth of bactcrla in such numbers as will injure its keeping qualities and fltnoss for use. As a preventative " for ticks the "Breeders' Gazette" recommends u large spoonful of sulphur, added to a Utile more than a pint of salt, and thoroughly mixed. The sheep may not like It at first, but soon come to eat it, and begin to show signs of Im provement. For pigs atTected with lice put a good ...
The Leader JUSTICE TO ALL. Published every Saturday Morning. SATURDAY, JANUARY, 10. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
^l|e leader JUSTICE TO AM Published every Saturday Mornini;, SATURDAY, JANUARY, 10. It is l'nther a curious coincidence1 Unit Mrs. Maggs, of Clarke street, ami Mr. Tlios. Henderson, of Ross street, should have passed away in tin: one town in the same week, seeing that they came to Australia in the same ship fiK years ago. Uy the same ship came the Madden family, who have made such a distinguished mark in the pnl.IV Victoria - one of the :m:ill r i'le.'-.v a'lom .,n us ilockr .. -luring the long Vuyn«e >eii\g now ■ His Excellency Sir John Madden, vcting-Govenor and Chief Justice oi'iitiie State, another the Hon. Sir. Fran' Madden, Speaker of the Legislativ [ Assembly, and » third the Hon. V'.'.ilcer Madden, Managing Director oa leading financial ir.stit l l.ions. the l^.'ational Trustees F.vecutors mid .AigcM"/ Company of Au /T" alasia. The Pencier's Grov^V ' 'jociation held a general mooting in&lt;;ir hall on Wed nesday evening. 30 members being present. AttoioiVi was dra...
PRAISE FROM SIR HUBERT. THE GREAT DEAD AUTHOR'S MASTERPIECE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
PRAISE FROM SIR HUBERT. • THE GREAT DEAD AUTHOR'S MASTERPIECE. iiy Harry Cotvoll, in tlio "Argonaut." Onco thoro lived in a throat country a great man who looked into his heart and that of things as they arc, and wrote. Lifo as he saw it lie drew, its salient features slightly, exaggerated, kindly caricatured. Uf his homely Lin coln-liko stories, one might say: 'J'liey are of tho people, for the people, by one of tho people. To-day tlie hungry millions he wrote of and lor, read him and cry for more, and cry in vain. Thud' an old self-taught to read "NVrst ener to a cultured young librarian: "Say, mis.?, can't you gimme sonic oth er stories liko this chap writes!*' 1 know all iiis'n by heart." And she: "No, sir; 1 can't. I only wish 1 could! Thoro aro no ,&lt;meh stories written." Liko many another great man, this well-beloved writer was very mueh of a child, nor ever forgot that lie was onco a boy himself and had birthdays. So when Huldah itlanding, fdie of the freckled face...
Lad Killed by Motor Car. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
lad Killed by Motor Car. A most unfortunate accident occurred in High street, Thornbury, on Tuesday evening, when 11 liid named Henry Castlelow, 15 years of age, of Clarendon street, was run over by a motor car driven by William A. Smith, traveller for T. B. Guest and Co. Itappearsthat the lad leapt oil to the west step at the rear of the tram car at Clarendon street, and when it reached Shaftesbury parade he sprung off, striking, as he Jid so, a motorcar, which was travelling in a northerly(direction. The driver of the car threw the engine out of gear and applied 'the brake at once and pulled up within 20 feet. He found the lad lying on the road, and with assist ance carried him to Dr. Young's. He was afterwards admitted to the Mel bourne Hospital suffering from a Jepressed fracture of the skull, and Jied early on Wednesday morning. The motor was travelling at the rate of 15 )r 16 ;niles an hour.
THE SON OF A LAZY FARMER. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
THE SON OF A LAZY FARMER. My neighbor started out to plough, He's got his grain all stacked up now, And -he says he wants to kill the weeds Before they,'vo ripened up their seeds, He says what seeds are down below, All will sprout and start to grow; Then when the frosty days oomc on They'll all bo nipped and dead and gone. 1 don't take slock of things .like (hat, I'd.rather fan me with my hat; "I'll never bo so big a fool To try to plough till days got cool. Perhap§ the weeds will go to seed, But I could never see tho need Of keeping fields so nice and olean That not a thistle could be seen. If all the weeds wore frozen now, There wouldn't'be no use to plough. When a man'has been friendly with six girls and gets engaged to one, he has snubbed the other five. • An ambitious ' man should,, be a . baohelor. Then he 'oan rise by flirt ing with the wives of the men in' power.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
NtWSTyutS IN IKt'WKAR i~~ : 11 You'll ulways find up-to-date styles in Neckwear at Waudkop's. t We pay special attention to the needs of tasteful dressers—that is why you will-note the finest selection of Neckwear in our Store. 11 Reading a man's character by his Neckwear may not always be a safe'ijuiue, but every straw Bhows which way the wind blows. H You can't afford to go round in shabby Neckwear.when wo are offering the smartest stylos at these low prices. It Shirts and Hats, too. Our Mr. Hoaking is always stocking the latest in styles, so wo arc al way b right up to date. Call and See Our Grund Selection. WARDROP "TAIUOR OF QUALITY" CNR. SMITH & JOHNSTON STS., COLLINGWOOD ft." • -
TAXING BACHELORS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
TAXING BACHELORS. Bachelors in Memphis, U.S.A., an? taxed to maintain a summer house for sick babies and their mothers. The amount of the tax is determined |jy attractiveness of said bachelor, due deductions being made for overweigilt, baldness, libss of one eye, and general disposition}" The usual tax assessed is iivo dollars, -which is collected in the following manner. Tho law provid/es that "no unmarried male arrived bt tho age of twonty-one years shall be allowed on the streets of Memphis af ter 9 o'clock p.m., or to court, visit, or accompany an unmarried woman to any place of' amusement," unless he has paid the tax. He must present n bachelor's license on demand of any unmarried woman, married man. or polico officer. If ho can't or won t, he is liable to a fine of twenty-live to fifty dollars. A number resisted payment and were brought before tho policu magistrates and lined' double the amount of tho tax. Now everybody.is paying cheerfully.
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
LOCALISMS For the position of clerk for the shire oflice, Preston, there were applicants and for electrician 21. These have been reduced to three in each case and a final selection will he made on Monday evening, His many friends will he nleased to hear that Mr II. C. Saunders lias so far recovered from his recent severe opera tion as to he able to return home. We arc\ pleased to have our genial towns man hack amongst lis. The Northcote Horticultural Society hold their monthly meeting next Tuesday evening, when a lecture will he given by Mr. M. Cronin, of Botanical Gardens, on Dahlias. Members and friends are requested to attend. Preston has two competitors in the motor reliability race to Sydney this week in the persons of Colonel Hraith waite and James llailton. The business done in Northcote shops during Christmas week, and especially on Christmas Eve constituted an easy record. The trustees of the Northcote Con- I gregational Church have accepted a ten- | tier for the erection o...
RULES FOR THINNING FRUIT. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
RULES FOR THINNING FRUIT. The question of thinning fruit is an ever-present one to the orchardist. One ruie which is practised to sonic extent is for the grower to size up all the conditions and determine how many cases of fruit the tree should I carry.- It is a small matter then to determine how many fruits there should be left on the tree. The re sults at first are likely to be consid erably off the estimate, but this |s very largely a matter of practice am1 variation of seasons. ; Another rule which might be-taken in conjunction with the previous one, is to thin plums to about two, two and a-ha.lf, or three inches, peaches four to eight, depending on the earli ness of the variety; pears and ap ples, live to seven inches apart. . In thinning pe;#s and apples, it is only with early varieties that more than one should be left on any fruit spur, and with these early varieties part of the crop may be removed in one picking, and the balance later. With winter varieties of apples it is ...
CHURCH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SUBJECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 10 January 1914
I CHURCH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SUBJECTS. Baptist Church. — Morning, "A Fish ing Venture;" evening, "Character Sketching;" Men's Own, "The Evolu tion of Class Hatred." Congregational. —1*1, "A pre-com munion address;" 7, "AnOld Testament Study." Northcote Presbyterian. —11 a.m., "A Glimpse of the Meaning of the Mys tery of Life;" 7 p.m., "The Difference between the Beginning and the End." A children's service in memory of H. Castlelow will be held at 3 p.m. tc-morrow at Holy Trinity, Thornbury. The Rev. E. 0. Knee has been preach ing a series of sermons in the Preston Methodist Church on "The Master's Message to the Seven Churches." To morrow morning the subject will be "The Message to the Church at Phila delphia." Messrs Arch Wilkinson and E. von Mylius were on Wednesday evening elected representatives to the Methodist conference to be held in Wesley Church on Thursday, 2Gth February,