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CASH REWARDS FOR UGLY WOMEN. Some Quaint Charities. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
CASH REWARD9 FOR UGLY WOMEN. Some Quaint Charities. A woll-known bachelor who died tho other day at Frankfort, Germany, lott an endowment for an annna! prize of £25 to tho man who leads the ugliest woman to tho altar. It the bride Is lame as well as unprepossessing, tho groom will receive an additional sum ot £5. Tills reminds 115 that tho town ot Haschmnnn, in Germany, has a sys tem of rewarding lovers who marry girls who havo little or no personal attractions. A well-known llnanclor lert a sum of money to tho town au thorities to provide dowries for tho plainest woman tinder thirty married In Haschmnnn every year, n crlpplo, and four women under forty who had been lilted several times. Some years ago a merchant of Ken tucky, U.S.A., Instructed Ilia excep tors to Invest n certain sum ot money and divide the Interest every year—on their wedding days—among live Am erican girls who were possessed of heads ot "reddish-gold" hair. Tho founder ot this marriage portion died a bachelor, an...
THE POULTRY YARD ADVANTAGES OF EARLY MOULTING. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
THE POULTRY YARI? ADVANTAGES OF EARLY MOULTING. Thoso who havo Just commoncod poultry ltooplng nnd havo somo Inst I year's birds would do well to renllso what tlioao with oxporlonco have loarnt, that a hen which moults be foro the winter Is moro valuablo than a pullet, because sho lays largo eggs, and generally quito ns many of thorn. It Is wise to Induce lions to moult be foro tho wlntor whorevor It can bo arranged. When tho hens shod their feathers in tho warm weather It is a saving of over 30 por cent., as tho feathers grow so much moro quickly when the weather Is warm; not only that, but tho birds are ready for tho winter work, and It is not as difficult to get them on to lay then as It is when they have moulted lato and havo conse quently felt tho strain more. Thoso poultry keepers who lteop their fowls especially for producing eggs for tho table and markets should got their birds in order for laying. Some people have an idea that it is too stimulating and leaves tho bird weak,...
Northcote Crusher. A SATISFACTORY REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
iVorthcote Crusher. A SATISFACTORY REPORT. The mayor (Cr. Dennis) on Monday evening reported that the surveyor had been able to keep a complete check on the expenditure in connection with the metalling and forming of Beaver's road, of which such a fine job has been made. The total cost was £479 9s 7d, and 1700 cubic yards had been used, which 'came out at 5/7 per yard, which covered metal screeninfls, watering and rolling. The lowest they had ever got hand-broken metal for was 5/G per yard, so he thought this was very satisfactory, showing a saving in the old system of about a shilling a yard.
THE AMATEUR'S NEED OF ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
THE AMATEUR'S NEED OF ADVICE. Amateur poultry-keepers must not expect to succeed and And everything to go on smoothly at the first with out the aid of advice from some ex perienced person. This needs to be clearly understood. There Is a great deal of knowledge to be acquired In the work of poultry-keeping, and there is no one who knows so much that cannot still learn moro, even af ter having had years of practical ex perience. Fanciers of wide experience are generally glad of hints from oth ers as to their ways and methods, and are ready and willing still to learn. Beginners, however, are often too self reliant, and will neither ask for ad vice nor yet take It If It Is offered freely. The result Is they make many blunders often before they have well begun, and thus blight their prospects of success completely. i "A good beginning is half the bat tle." But to be self-reliant and plunge • hastily into the work without thought and care at the start is only to pave the way to failure. L...
Northcote Vital Statistics. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
Northcote Vital Statistics. S. I. Angoir, .registrar of births and ' deaths, has reported thut the deaths for the year totalled 183, and the births 637. Of the deaths 48 occurred at the Little ! Sisters of the Poor. There were 94 deaths over 5 years and 26 under that age. There was only 1 sudden death while 9 were due to tuberculosis, 3 to phthisis, 1 to diphtheria and 1 to whoop ing cough. Scarlet fever, typhoid, i measels, violence, s'uicide, nil.
ASHES FOR PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
ASHES FOR PIGS. It has been noted by pig-breedors that health and thrift aro prolonged to a great degree by allowing con stant access to ashes, and if salt be mixed with them, the effect Is still i.iore marked, and the composition is partaken of with greater relish. All feeders who lmvo tried it pronounce the benefits uiiuiistuliuble, and re suits most gratifying. Prof. Henry made some experiments in this line, and the following is what came of it: "Throe pigs were, taken at five months of age, and closely confined and fed maize-meal and hardwood ashes for six weeks. During this time they gained Ave and a-half pounds each per week, and consumed 28% pounds of maize-meal per week. For thirteen weeks thereafter they wore fed 110 ashes whatever, and fell off in the consumption of corn meal to tho average of 109i pounds per week. Sev eral other experiments were tried, all showing tho samo approximate re sults." Feeding pigs is a sure paying crop, if good judgment In selection prevail, an...
NEW TRAMWAYS. PROPOSED FITZROY-NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON LINE. DRAFT BILL BEFORE THE NORTHCOTE COUNCIL. THE SCHEME REJECTED. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
NEW TRAMWAYS. PROPOSED FITZROY-NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON LINE. DRAFT HfLIj BEFORE THE NORTIICOTE COUNCIL. THE SCHEME REJECTED. Northcote council chambei was crow dud with ratepayers on Monday evening interested in the fate of the draft bill, which was to be submitted to Parlia ment with the object of constructing an electric train-line from Fit/.roy along St. George's road, Northcote, to Pros ton, thencc west via lSlizaheth street and east via Plenty road to Tyler street. Kvery councillor was present except ing Or. McUomdK who had not returned from his holiday trip to Tasmania. Prior to the meeting the members of the Northern Tramway Extension League —who had mustered in force presented the members for the west and central wards with largely signed peti tions in favour of the line, that from the central ward bearing over-100 and that from the west ward having over 000 signatures. Cr. Henderson moved that the coun-: eil adopt the draft bill. The people, lu* said were looking wilh great a...
MAN AND HIS FUN. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
MAN AND HIS FUN. Man that Is born of woman to ot fow days, and inordinately fond of Fun. In tho beginning, when IiIb tumlat Ib full of milk, and his soul ot con tent, ho lies upon his back and kicks his heels in tlio air;, lio says "Go-gft" and "Cloo-Boo," and that is Fun. Belli!: grown older, ho climbs a troo nnd falls out thereof; ho boob In Bwlm Ing, nnd is well-night drowned; he absents himself from school, nt tho oxpenso of his cuticle, and that Is Fun. Ho grows in size, but not In wisdom, for now is ho in collego. Ho boob forth by night nnd steals tho signs ot poor tradesmen; lio mnrcheB In a procession of fools, nnd burns his hooks; ho gets drunk overnight, nnd reaps headaches in tho morning, nnd that is Fun. Ho conceives a desire for tho com pany of young women; ho follows ono girl about, nnd wears her heftir; she carries Ills scalp In lier belt, nnd slio rests under tho shadow of his care, nnd that Is Fun. In tho end slio throws him ovor, and tho Btinshlno Is gono out of Il...
BUSINESS PARS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
BUSINESS PARS. Hattam's sale of summer drapery, ' dress goods, millinery, etc., offers sur prising values. j A. Tlmrratt, timber merchant, &e., advertises that he has opened a depot at Marshall's new shop, Preston, near fire station, where all builders'require ments can be supplied. ; Mrs. Holland, drapor and milliner, Smith street, Collihgwood, announces her. summer clearing sale, a feature of . which is exceptional reductions in trimmed millinery. j V. Chapman notifies having purchased the chaffcutting and fuel business lately carried on by C. Wilkinson and F. D Gillies and Co., High street, Preston. J. Baker, dyer and cleaner, advertises that he has removed from Northcote street to more central promises, tlfil High street, Thornliury, opposite tram ifa«ds.
FIRE APPLIANCES AT NORTHCOTE. NORTHCOTE COUNCILLORS COMPLAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
FIRE APPLIANCES AT NORTH COTE. MORTHCOTE COUNCILLORS COM PLAIN. Cr. Hayes,_ at Norlhcoto council on Monday evening, referred to the inade quate appliances for fire fighting pur noses at the local station. He said they had made repeated applications for improved appliances^ and some months : ago a reply was received that Mr. Lee was going t0 England on tour, and that when he returned consideration would be given to ihe question. Mr. Lee had been back some months, and so far the council had not received any notification It was time the council took earnest action. Northcote was growing rapidly into an important municipality, yet the fire brigade appliances were the same as they were 25 years ago. The circum stances surrounding the big lire at Chapel street, Prahran, wore such that the whole question of management of the Fire Bnpades1 Hoard should be care fully looked into by all Ihe municipalities. They paid a huge sum towards the upkeep of the brigades, and, judging by the reports in...
What's In a Name? STREET OR ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
What's In a Name ? STREET OR ROAD. Mr. Christopher Sparling, of immor tality scheme lame, on Monday evening wrote to the Northcote council objecting to Darebin road being designated Dare bin street (as on the new plate recently put up). Koad, he says, is more digni fied, and the common appelntion of street is likely to have an injurious elfect on his property. He would like the plate altered. No action was taken in the matter.
Bridge Over Darebin Creek. HEIDELBERG COUNCIL FAVOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
Bridge Over Oarebin Creek. HEIDELBERG COUNCIL FAVOUR. The Shire of Heidelberg wrote to the Northeote council on Monday evening inviting councillors to attend a confer ence to discuss the proposal to erect a bridge across Darebin Creek at Living stone street, the work to be first repor ted on by the engineers representing the two councils. It was also stated that the Heidelberg council was prepared to go on with the work, if the cost was reasonable. Or. Redmond moved that the matter b1? referred to the committee of the whole, and that the engineers be asked to confer and report. Cr. Bastings moved that the Heidel berg engineer be asked to meet Mr. Howitt and that the Heidelberg council be informed that this council is prepared to meet them in conference. Whilst he was mayor this matter of connecting the two municipalities by a bridge had had a lot of his attention and he was very pleased to see the project progressing so well. Cr. Smith seconded the motion, which was carried.
A STROKE FOR A THRONE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
A STROKE FOR A THRONE. Eizabeth Pctrowna. daughter or Peter tlio Great, was the natural suc cessor to her brother, Peter T1., on the Russian throne By tho lattcr's will, however, the empire passed to a.cous in, Anne of Courland, who handed !i on at her death to. a nephew, Ivan, two years of age. Ivan was proclaimed Czar, and his parents, tho Diiko and Dnchcss of Brunswick, appointed themselves Ho. scuts during his minority: but their administration was extremely unpopu lar in Russia and distasteful to the other European Powers. The Prlncess Elizabeth continued to resldo at Court, apparently uninter ested in affairs of State until the dan gers of her position were made clear to her. As the dynastic heir to the throne and the Idol of the people, sho was the object of the Ilegenls' jeal ousy and suspicion. Secret Informa tion compelled her to choose between a desperate stroke for the crown that rightfully belonged to her, or the cer tainty of death on the scaffold. Stirred to action by...
THEATRICAL REMINISCENCES. A Property Man's Experience. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
I"HSATRICAL REMINISCtNCta . A Property Man's Experience. The old property-man seated hlmaer on i, moss-covered stump wlillo waiting for tha piny to begin, and In response tn my question, said: "Mistakes will occur, and' thlnga will get mixed cp In tlio theatrical business-as _well as In nny oilier. I remembor orio season, In nti American town, wlion X was with' a companj playing a rural piece called 'The Conn try Farm.' Everything real, you know —real cows, liorseB, clilclsetis, anil all tlmt sort of stud. One act was In the city, and there were real llre-on glnes, cubic-cars, ferry-boats, police men, and such lllte. Good play, and took In money by the barrclfiil, but hard work for me. Had to *>uy .fresh vegetables for the cows to oat In full view of the audience, and look after • whole raft of such things. "One night out at Zanesvllle, Ohl i just as the curtain went up, tho ba> mule, wlilch appeared In the first tab leau, kicked the brass cannon used in tho Fourth o£ July sce...
SEIZING AN OPPORTUNITY. A Student's Predicament. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
SEIZING AN OPPORTUNITY. A Student's Predicament, Out of the poverty of his childhoou, an energetic young lellow had fought his way through the University. After graduation he felt ho must see Europe, and with the little accumulation ho had he "crossed the Pond," trusting to good luck to get him home again. But his trip of sightseeing over, ho found himself In Liverpool without monej and with no means of getting any. Ho thought he would just go down to the steamer, go on board, and see how it would seem if only ho were going home. As he wandered over the bis "no Ills attention was attracted by a cry ing baby. The mother was travelling alone, and while she was attempting to see to all tho thousand and one details incident to tho beginning o! an ocean trip, the baby had resented the absence of attention and was cry ing. The mother was at her wits' end. Tho strauded youth's I;lnd heart prompted him to say, "Let mo take tho baby, madam. Perhaps I can keep him quiet until your preparation...
A LAKE OF SOAP. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
A. LAKR OF SOAP. One of Nature's mnrvels is In bo soph in tho N.1C. oovner of the State of Washington. H is a take which bears the name of Soap Lake, and is three miles in length, by one mile in breadth. Tho water in tho lake Instes like a mixture of soap ami salt, ami its pjeuliar properties are such thai when tho water is heated no soap is required 1'or a hath, for as soon as the water comes into contact with the natural oil of tho skin, and is gently rubbed, it forms a beautiful lather. The only drawhaek is that when ap plied to the head, one's hair is apt to turn from its natural colour to a' (ltistv red, if not washed with fresh water. In other words, it bleaches, the soda in the water no doubt, being the cause of this. The Soap Lake is well known throughout America on acemiui. of its wonderful healing properties. Indeed, it is asserted that its waters provide n cure for all the ills the flesh is heir to. Hl>eumatism, skin diseases, sto nine!) and hlorid disorders--all seem ...
RAFFLED HIS SALARY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
HAl'TLED HIS SALARY. A well-known statesman onco said that m> nmount of legislation would over slop a, man from jumbling. Peo ple would bet on iho slightest pretext and &lt;m 'Dm smallest things, They would even bet on a lump of sugar ;i fly would settle on. That this is true of conditions at tlio present mo ment is exemplified by tho rage for ralFling whrvb is now prevailing in Johannesburg and Pretoria. When one lias anything, from a house to a bicycle, to dispose of, the method of getting rid of it is that of i raining, and tho American system is I in great favour, and that is that the tickets run I'rom a penny up to, .say, \ 10s or i?()s. In hoth of the towns men- ' tioiied there arc dozens of people wil ing tickets for every conceivable ar» Liele. Motor cars, motor-bicycles, suites of furniture, jewellery, etc., soon cuticj the unwary, and tickets are sold like wildfire. i The limit, however, has been reached by an official in the Palace of Justice, Pretoria, who rec...
Back to Nature. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
Baok to Nature. Tho waist-lino which erst was so ' slender, And sometimes was high and then low, > Is now disappearing completely, As pictures in fashion books show. I 1 ookcd for tho reason and found it, And £0 pass it on in all hnsto; AVe liavo cried, nil these years, "Back to nature I" And in naturo, you know, thero's no wasto. Ho was a young man—a candidato for an agricultural constituency—and lio was scotching in glowing colors to the audience of rural motors tho happy lifo tho laborer would load under an administration of tho propagation of sweetness and light. "Wo havo not yet throo acrcs and a cow, but it will como. Tho promisod sanatoria;; aro still fo." tho futuro, but tlioy will como." Similarly every item of his compre hensive programme was ondorsod by tho saino cry. Thon ho wput on to talk of prison reforms "I bavonot yet personally," he 6aid, "been insido a criminal lunatio asy lum." Then there camo a voice from tho back of the hall; "But it will como." The scuoity ...
MISS FREEDOM'S COSTLY TOILET [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 17 January 1914
j MISS KKKKIHhU'S COSTLY TOILET Tin- statue of tlio Goddess of Free dom on tlie top of the' dome of tlia Capitol at Waslii.ijitoii lias been un d"i-j;,)in!; a cleansing process. Jliss Freedom, who stands 19ft (iin in her j liare feel, is anything but a dainty I in:ii(l.'ii, jiid«iiin' by the eust of her ; hath, for which Congress lias appro : priated over 1*30(10, and nearly a car , load of soap. Freedom, whose crown .contains nuuierous costly platinum ■ tips, frequently takes ele.-tne troat j ni-'iits, and hardly a suminer passes . that some of these tips are not melted 1 off by the lijshtniiiK, hut that does not serve to keep her clean, and from time to time it is necessary to erect a scaf folding around liei: and send up a gang ol' steeplejacks to scrub her with soap | and water.