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Presence of Mind. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
Presence of Mind, In front of his Chelsea (Eng.) house Sir Thomas More had a garden and gatehouse, and, as there was a pleasant view from the summit of the gate house, he used frequently to sit there. accompanied only by his dog. Here it. was that he was found one afternoon by a wandering manioa , who crepit up stairs and saw the feeble old man doz ing, 'Leap, Tom, leap I" he cried, and at the same time tried to throw him over the battlements. More had not physic al strength oeough to resist, but eo'had the wit to say: "Let us throw this little dog overI." The man immediately threw down the dog. "Pretty sport," said the Lord Chan cellor. 'Now go down and bring him Wlhile the madman went down for the dog, More made fast the door behind him, and so managed to hold the fort untt,; delivorance came. Sir Frank Lockwood was on one 'ocea sion conducting the defolpee of a person charged with cattle stealing, and was pressing a witness in cross examination to ascertain how far he was away fr...
Saving the Situation. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
Saving the Situation, It was a blood-curdling tragedy to which the visiting football team had been invited by the sporting imanager of the local theatre. The final scene was the execution of the villain. He was standing at the 'foot of the gal lows in the prison-yard waiting his doom, Suddenuly a chicken, which had been employed in a former part of the play. escaped, and, rushing noisily across the stae, took refuge under the gallows. This naturally created a diversion, and the audience laughed. The company on the stage stood woildering how to turn the situation. Suddenly one of the footballers shouted out: "Plow your whistle, guv'nor. It's a foMs in the poi.alty areal"
IF WE KNEW. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
IF WE KNEW. Could we but draw back the curtains That surround each other's lives, See their naked heart and spirit, Know what spur the action gives; Oftor, we should find it better, Purer than we judge we should We should love each other better, If we only understood. Could we judge all dedds by motives, See the good and had within, Often we should love the sinner, All the while we loathe the sin. Could we know the powers working To overthrow integrity, We should jv'dge each otl?er's errors With more patient charity, If we know the care and trials, Knew the effort all in vain, And the bitter disappointment, Understood the loss and gain; Would the grim external roughness Seem, I wonder, just the same? Would. we help where now we hinder? Would we pity where we blame? Ahl we judge each other harshly, Knowing not life's hidden force; Knowing not the fount of action Is less turbid at its source. Seeing not amid the evil All the golden grains of good; Ohl we'd love each other better, If w...
Unto the Third & Fourth Generation. CHAPTER XVII. The Inhabitants of Dalkeith. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
Unto the Third & Fourth Generation. By Marjorie Weatherly, CHAPTER XVII. The Inhabitants of Dalkeith, "Farewell, my friends; farewell, my foes; My peace with these, my love with those.' --Burns, In Dalkeith the old interest and ex citement were roused in the Les??e muruer. 'llne inhanltants could speak or uhoning els eNo sucll tragedy had ever occurred there before. "Poor Miss Lennoix" said they all, What a trounie had fallen upon her! Laura had said they would all talk and utey would all say it was her lamer, and none of thema would dount It, eitrl', ~O iI?atteilO ov Sorry they illigi?t Do for her, "Mir. Lennox" was Lte one suojoct of Interest. "It is absolute nonsense to say he had nothing to do wvith It," Volunteer. e( Mir. Aslcrort, .H-e was passing around care at the tennis tea when tune ubtlject callme tup. "i'rolu the be guulntg always said it was he," "I trust Iole'lest of its took a more chaR',taloO view of thllgs," returned ?rb, tiarl, severely, bille was not at ni...
Knew Him Well. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
Knew Him Well. It was a contested will case, and one of the witnesses, in the course of giving evidence, described the testator minute ly, "Nonw sir," said conunsel for the deo fence, "I suppose we may take it, from the flattering description you have giv en of the testator his good points, and his personal appearance generally, that you were intimately acquainted with him P" "Him l" exclaimed the witness, "He was no acquaintance of mine I" "Indeed I Well, then, you must have observed him very carefully whenever you saw him P" pursued counsel. "I never say him in my life," was the reply. "Now, now don't trifle with the Court, please f How, I ask you, could you, in the name of goodness ,describe hfim so minutely if you never saw him or never knew hi P" "Well," replied the witness, and the smile which overspread his features ex tended to the faces of those in court, "you see, I married his widow." Pain should he a secret thing. It is not decent that anyone should look up. on great ago...
The Colonel's Moral Sense. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
The Oolonel's Moral Sense, Apropos of a scandal in the New York Bar, Bishop Winston O, Rutherford told the following stary: The morals of the New York Bar seem to be about like the morals of Colonel Byrne, no better and no worse, Colonel Byrne, a Kentuckian, deo fended a man for murder. It was tes. tified that this man murdered a wo man on the night of August 20. Two or three witnesses saw the deed. It was committed under the milky light of a full moon. The witnesses aere able to identify the defendant on account of the bril liance of the moonlight. The defendant could not prove an alibi, and things looked pretty bad for him, But at this point Colonel Byrne pro. duced an almanac showing that on the night in question there had been no moon whatever. Thereupon a. great laugh resounded through the courtroom and the defendant was speedily acquit ted. "Colonel," said the defendant, after wards, "how much do I owe you P" "You owe me " the Colonel answered, "five hundred dollars." "Ain't t...
Lad Killed by Motor Car. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
Lad Killed by Motor Car. A most unfortunate accident occurred in High street, Thornbury, on Tuesday evening, when a lad named Henry Castlelow, 15 years of age, of Clarendon street, was run over by a motor car Iriven by William A. Smith, traveller for T. B. Guest and Co. It appears that the lad leapt on 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 lid so, a motor car, which was travelling in a northerly direction. The driver of the car threw the engine out of gear and applied the brake ait once and oulled up within 20 feet. He found the ad lying on the road, and with assist ance carried him to Dr. Young's. IIe was afterwards admitted to the Mel hourne Hospital suffering from a depressed 'fracture of the skull, and lied early on Wednesday morning. Th, motor was travelling at the rate o' 15, or 16 miles an hour.
WIT AND HUMOR. That Noise. [Newspaper Article] — Preston 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 advantage of the practical, al though crude, knowledge of a grey. bearded countryman, who sat content edly on a log, "There is a strange bird-note this evening," she began, with sweet condo scension, "I wonder-perhaps you can teoll me what bird it isP" The old man removed his pipe for an instant, "I heard a robin, mum," he admit ted, puffing away at his pipe before the last word was out of his mouth. "Oh, no l" The student of ornithol ogy s.ook her head, prettily impatient. "It is a new call, different from any thing I have yet come across, Can't you hear it-now?" Once more the old man perfunctorily removed his pipe, and both he and his questioner strained to listen. There was a bewilderment of woodland and farmyard sounds. "There l" whispered the girl-"that full, shrill note! Can't you hear itP in that direction?" A light broke over the old m...
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
LOCALISMS IF'or the position otf clerk for the shire ofliee, PI'eston, there were 5;3 applicants and for electrician 21. Thesae have been reduced( to tlir'ti inl each cas)e )and ia final selection will he Inmae on Monday evening, Ilis many frieInd.s will be leased to hear that Mr I1. C. Saunders has so far recovered from his recent severe opera tion as to be able to return home. We are pleased to have our genial towns man back amongst us. 'The Northcote Horticultural Society, hold their monthly meeting next Tuesday evening, when a lecture will be 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 Braith waite and James Railton. The business done in Northcote shops during Christmas week, and especially on Christmas Eve constituted an easy record, The trustees of the Northeoto Con gregational Church have accepted a ten der for the...
FARM AND DAIRY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
FARM AND DAIRY NOTES. The legumes-lucerne, o!over, cow peas, field peas, soy beans, eto,--may be used for sallage, but are not as de sirable as corn and the sorghums. They serve an excellent purpose when mixed with maize or sorghums, Where there is an abundance of other crops for the silo the legumes are best used as hay, rl'he best maize sllago, 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 bacteria in such numbers as will injure its keeping qualities and fitness for use, As a preventative for ticks the "Dreeders' Gazette" recommends a large spoonful of sulphur, added to a little 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 affected with lice put a g...
CHURCH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SUBJECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
C iURGH 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.-11, "A pre-com munion address;" 7, "An Old 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 hold at 3 p. m. to-morrow at Holy Trinity, Thornbury. The Rev. E. O. 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, 26th February,
PRAISE FROM SIR HUBERT. THE GREAT DEAD AUTHOR'S MASTERPIECE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
PRAISE FROM SIR HUBERT, THE GREAT DEAD AUTHOR'S MASTERPIECE. By Harry Cowell, in the "Argonaut." Once there lived in a great country a great man who looked into his heart and that of things as they are, and wrote, Life as he saw it he drew, its salient features slightly exaggerated, kindly caricatured. Of his homely Lin coln-like stories, one might say: They are of the people, for the people, by one of the people. To-day the hungry millions he wrote of and for, read him and cry for more, and cry in. vain. Thus an old self-taught to read West ener to a cultured young librarian: "Say, miss, can't you gimme some oth or stories like this chap writes? 1 know all his'n by heart." And she: "No, sir; I can't. I only wish I could l There are no such stories written." Like many another great man, this well-beloved writer was very much of a child, nor over forgot that he was once a boy himself and had birthdays. So when Huldah Blanding, she of the freckled face and the white-horse-hint ing gai...
Thornbury Picture Theatre. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
Thornbury Picture Theatre. At the above theatre to-night a comn plete novelty will be screened in the way of motion picture (lancing lessons. "'The Tango"; "Turkey Trot" and " Hesitation Waltz," dances that have caused so much controversy in other lands, will be on view. " Perils of the Sea," a stirring and sensational picture, the result of a terrible fire at sea, will also be shown, as well as several humor ous subjects. Next Wednesday night the chief attraction will be "Zuza," a fine Key. stone star comedy, and "Widow Mahoney's Faith" is announced for Saturday, 17th.
THE SON OF A LAZY FARMER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
THE 8N OF A LAZY FARMER. My neighbor started out to plough, lie's got his grain all staoked up now, And he says he wants to kill the weeds Before they've ripened up their seeds, lie says what' seeds are down below, All will sprout and start to grow; Then when the frosty days come on They'll all be nipped and dead and gone. I don't take stook of things like flhat, I'd rather fan me with my hat; I'll never be so big a fool To try to plough till days got cool, Perhaps the weeds will go to seed, But I could never see the need Of keeping fields so nice and clean That not a thistle could be seen. If all the weeds were 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 bachelor. Then he can rise by flirt ing with the wives of the men in power.
BOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
BOINLS. The pennant lixtuies will be resumed to-day. Thornbury A's play Aberfeldie at Aberfeelie. B's meet Victoria, and C's Ivanhoe, both on the local greens. J. Paterson and W. T. T owe are the last two left in for the championship of Preston green. 'Lthe deci(ling game will Irobably he played on Monday evening. Members of N'irthcote club put in Christmas and l oxing (lay well with a lairs tourn'iaie'it, which was won by Mlajor 'Taylor and J. l)algleish.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
Church Notices. ALL SAINTS' CHIIURCH, NORTHCOTE. Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Rev. A. C. KEILLtAWAY, M.A. TI OLY TRINITY, THORNBURY .1 (Railway Parade). First Sunday after Epiphany: 11 a.m., Holy Communion. i3 p.m., Children's Service (In Mem oriam H. Castello). 7.30 p.m., Eveningi Prayer and Ser mon. Rev. C. W. WOOD. ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, . PRESTON. Sunday Services: Morning at 11. Evening at 7. Rev. I3, C. A. EVA. [TORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN cICHURCH (JAMES ST,) Minister: Rev. R. W. RocK. Sabbath Services: Morning, "A Glimpse af the Meaning of thn Mystery of Life." . Evening, "The Difference between the Beginning and the End." `'ORTHCOTE METHODIST . CHURCHES. Sunday Services: HIGH STREET. 1.0 a.in., Brotherhood, 11 a,m., Rev, JIoliN ADAMS, 7 p.m., Rev. LAWRENCE TAIT. ST, GEORGE'S ROAD, 11 a.mn., Mr. E. ANTHONY. 7 p.m., Mr. D. TIiolRPE. PRINCE OF WALES' PARK. 11 a.m., Rev, J. RENs THOMAS. 7 p.m., Rev. ALFRED MADSEN. CROXTON. 11 a.m., Mr. C. HUTTON, 7 p.m., Rev. JOHN ADAMS. All sea...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
It is rather a curious coincidence that Mrs. Maggs, of Clarke street, and Mr. Thos. Henderson, of Ross street, should have passed away in the one town in the same week, seeing that they came to Australia in the same ship 68 years ago. By the same ship came the Madden family, who have made such a distinguished mark in the public life of Victoria-one of the small boys who played about on its decks during the long voyage being now His Excellency Sir John Madden, Acting-Govenor and. Chief Justice 'of the State, another the Hon. Sir. Frank Madden, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, and a third the Hon. Walter Madden, Managing Director of a leading financial institi tions, the National Trustees Executors and Agency Company of Australasia. The Pender's Grove Association hold a general meeting in their hall on Wed nesday evening, about 30 members being present. Attention was drawn to the dangerous practice of cyclists riding on the footpaths, it was decided to write to the council re same...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
Deaths HENDERSON,.-On the 3rd' January, at 28 Ross St., Northcote, the beloved husband of Annie C. Henderson, and father of the late Milton, the only child, who died in 11907. A colonist for 58 years. Like Milton, a favorite with all. MAGGs.-On the 29th December, at her residence, Clarke Street, Northcote, Sarah Ann, relict of the late George Maggs, and loving mother of Mrs. Seager, and George Charles and Arthur Maggs, in her 79th year, after a brief illness. JUS'rTICi TO ALL. Published every Saturday Morning. SATURDAY, JANUARY, 10.
RULES FOR THINNING FRUIT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
RULES FOR THINNING FRUIT, The question of thinning fruit is an ever-present one to the orchardist, One rule which is practised to some extent is for the grower to size up all the conditions and determine how many cases of fruit the tree should 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 is very largely a matter of practice and 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-half, or three inches, 'peaches four to eight, depending on the earli ness of the variety; pears and ap ples, five to seven Inches apart. In thinning pears and apples, it is only with early vai'eties 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 a good r...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
NASTY CUTS AND BRUISES. Alo'rnaiw AND DAuuIrran FINu ZAJI BJUK A REAL BOON. House accidents occur daily, es pecially whero there are children. Ihr such emergencies Zun1Buk is a real boon, For cuts, bruises, scrapes, burns and scalds, Zain-liuk is a per feet over-ready healer. It is wonder. fully cooling and soothing, and being powerfully antiseptic it safeguards the injury against the disease germs that cause ulceration and festering.' When Zam-Buk is used, smarting pain stops, inthummation dlies down, and the heal ing is both rapid and perfect. Mr1\Its Yotto Green, ,3 Burko street, East Sydney, saysi:--"I have fro quently had occasion to use Zain-Buk in cases of accident, antd it has proved it real boon to us "One day my little girl Ada got her hand badly crushed in the machine, one of her fingers being so badly injured that the nail came off. The hand was very inflamed, but Zam-Buk soothed the bruised places, quickly healed the linger, and caused a new nail to start growing. "Then...