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What's In a Name? STREET OR ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
What's In a Name? STREET OR ROAD, Mr. Christopher Sparling, of immor tality scheme fame, 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). Road, he says, is more dign fled, and the common appelation of street is likely to have an injurious effect on his property. He would like the plate altered, No action was taken in the matter.
HOW THE TRAMWAY LEAGUE FEELS. INDIGNATION MEETINGS TO BE CALLED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
HOW THE TRAMWAY LEAGUE FEELS. INDIGNATION MEETINGS TO BE CALLED. The first meeting of the Northern Tramway Extension League since the rejection by the Northcote council of the draft bill was held at the Albion Hotel on Thursday evening, Mr. R. F. Brown in the chair. The secretary (Mr. W. H. Smith) said despite the fact that in the central ward 424 signatures out of 600 on the roll, and in the west ward 700 signatures out of 1000 on the roll had been obtained in favor of the tramway, certain council lors representing these wards had voted against the bill. For the length of time 'tie league had been working in favor of the tram, it had been led to believe that there was a majority of the councillors in favor of the tram, but evidently they were merely laughing at the league, Something would have to be done with men who flouted the ratepayers in such a way. (Hear, hear.) The various canvassers for signatures for the petitions reported that they had scarcely met with a single refusal. ...
DUPLICATE VOTING AT FEDERAL ELECTIONS. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
DUPLICATE VOTING AT FED ERAL ELECIIONS. To the Editor. Sir,-After the last Federal elections charges of duplicate voting, fraud, corruption, etc., filled the air, and as the electorate of Bourke figured promin ently in the accusation, especially the sub-division of Northcote, where it was alleged over 300 instances of double voting occurred, I have been requested by the Northcote Branch of P.L.C. to draw attention to the finding of the Parliamentary Committee appointed by the Senate on October 3rd, 1913. It is thought that as much publicity as pos sible should be given to the fact that the charges of dishonesty levelled against the electors of Bourke had been thoroughly refuted. Most clear-minded people felt that the charges were a base libel on the honour and integrity of the people of Australia, With regard to the charges of roll-stuffing, the Chief Electorial Officer (Mr. R. C. Oldham,) in his evidence, stated:-"We know that there must always be an excess of enrolmentunder the Co...
ASHES FOR PIGS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
ASHES FOR PIGS, It has been noted by pig-breeders that health and thrift are prolonged to a great degree by allowing con. stant access to ashes, and it salt be mixed with them, the effect is still more marked, and the composition is partaken of with greater relish. All feeders who have tried it pronounce the benefits unmistakable, and re sults most gratifying. Prof. Henry made some experiments in this line, and the following is what came of it: "Three 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 five and a-half pounds each per week, and consumed 28, pounds of maize-meal per week. For thirteen weeks thereafter they were fed no ashes whatever, and fell off in the consumption of corn meal to the average of 19% pounds per week. Sev. eral other experiments were tried, all showing the same approximate re. suilts." Feeding pigs is a sure paying crop, if good judgment in selection prevail, and e...
THE AMATEUR'S NEED OF ADVICE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
THE AMATEUR'S NEED OP ADVICE, Amateur poultry-keepers must not expect to succeed and find 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 he acquired in the work of poultry.keeping, and there is no one who knows so much that cannot still learn more, 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. "A good beginning is half the bat tle." But to be self-rellant and plunge hastily into the work without thought and care at the start is only to pave the way to failure...
THE POULTRY YARD. ADVANTAGES OF EARLY MOULTING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
THE POULTRY YAR. ADVANTAGES OP EARLY MOULTING. Those who have just commenced poultry keeping and have some last year's birds would do well to realiso what those with experience have learnt, that a hen which moults be. fore the winter is more valuable than a pullet, because she lays large eggs, and generally quite as many of them. It is wise to induce hens to moult be fore the winter wherever it can be arranged. When the hens shed their feathers in the warm weather it is a saving of over 80 per cent., as the feathers grow so much more quickly when the weather Is warm; not only that, but the birds are ready for the winter work, and it is not as diffllcult to get them on to lay then as it is when they have moulted late and have conse. quently felt the strain more. Those poultry keepers who keep their fowls especially for producing eggs for the table and markets should get their birds in order for laying. Some people have an idea that it is too stimulating and leaves the bird weak, but ...
CATTLE TICK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
CATTLE TICK. The loss to cattle men in the Umnited States through the cattle tick is esti mated by the Federal Governineni authorities to be £5,000,000 a year. iDuring the last few years Congress has appropriated money to assist the States In cleaning out the dreaded die ease among cattle. California has outstripped all other States nlu cleanulng out the contagion. In 1907 there were some 40,000 odd square miles cleaned up in the United States, and 21,000 square miles of thi. territory was cleaned by California. in 1908 the whole State was unde, Federal quarfintine by reason of Cali fornia not controlling the disease with. in her boundary. In 1899 the Act cre ating the office of State Veterinarian was passed, and the work of control. ling contagious diseases of the live stock begun. The first quarantine line established against "Texas fever" was one bounded on the north by the Sacramento River. With a contiunu. ance of the work it should take but a few years to free the State of the...
COLIC DRENCH FOR HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
COLIC DRENCH FOR HORSES, Almost every veterinary surgeon has his own special formula for colic drench, and thus the contents of the bottle varies according to the ideas of the prescriber, and, to some extent at least, according to what he conceives to be the requirements of the case. If you want a formula for a colic drink to keep by you fqr use in emergencies, the following will be suitable:-Tinc ture of opium,,1 ounce; oil of turpen. tine, 2 ounces; linseed oil, to 1 pint. Give this as it is, followed by a little warm gruel. Walk the horse about to prevent his rolling, rub the belly with a wisp, and, if necessary, re peat the drench in two hours, but not more than two doses should be given. Understand that it is not claimed that this recipe is better than any other, It may not even be the most suitable under all circumstances, but it is in expensive, easily probured, will keep good for any length of time if properly corked and sealed, and often cuts short an attack in its initial ...
FOR THE FARMER. FARMYARD MANURE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
T8 THE FARMER, FARMYARD MANURE, Farmyard manure consists of the solid and liquid excrements of ani. mals and the litter with which those substances are mixed and absorbed. Its value for fertilising purposes de pends to a groat extent upon the way in which it is handled in the -dung stead. In this respect (says a- writer in an English farm Journal) Its man agement too often leaves much to be desired, and, taking the country all through, enormous quantities of valu able plant nourishment are lost, The atmosphere is the chief agent which produces the decomposition of the ammonia in the manure and causes it to escape, and therefore the air must be shut out of the manure heap as much as possible. The freer the air can penetrate the heap the more rapid is the decomposition and consequent loss of ammonia; indeed, it may be said that a rational treats. moent of the manure does not exist un less the heap is tightly compacted. "Keep it moist and tread it tight, And it will well your care re q...
Back to Nature. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
Back to Nature., The 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 ooked for tho reason and found it, And so pass it on in all haste; Wo have cried, all these years, "Back to nature I" . And in nature, you know, thero's no waste. He was a young man--a candidate for an agricultural constituency-and he was sketching in glowing colors to the audience of rural voters the happy life the laborer would load under an administration of the propagation of sweetness and light. "We have not yet three acres and a cow, but it will come. The promised sanatorias are still for the future, but they will come." Similarly every itom of his compre honsivo progranmnmo was endorsed by the same cry. Then lie wpnt on to talk of prison reforms "I haveo not yet persoally," lie said, "been insido a criminal lunatio asy lum." Then there came a voice from the back of the hall: "But it will come." The scarcity of o...
HEALTH AND BEAUTY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
?IEALTH AND BEAUTY. Cutting the eyebrows and lashes re sults in stiff, stubby hairs. Falling hair indicates soeno ailment of the nervous system. A paste of sweet almonds and ben zoin makes an excellent skin whitonor, Soften the skin by applying cloths wruing out of hat water before using massage of cream. In romoving wrinkles from the fore heand the movement should be rotary and backward toward the temples. If your feet acho after dancing, soak them before you got into bed in hot bay salt and wator; dry them and rub briskly, especially about the ankles, with a rough towel. Sleep as many hours as you find ne cessary to reouporato your strength, and as nearly as possible tako half of these hours beforo and half after mid night.
A FRIEND. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
A FRIEND. A friend is a person who is "for you" '(ways, under any suspicions. He never investigates you. When charges are made against you ho does not ask proof, ITe asks the accuser to clear out. ITo likes you just as you are. ]To does not want to alter you. Whatever kind of coat you pro wear ing suits him, Whether you have on a dress suit or a hickory shirt with no col lar, he thinks it's fine, IHe likes your moods and enjoys your pessimism as much as your nntimism. He likes your success. And your fail ure endears' you to him the more. ITe is b?etter than a lover hecause he is never jealous. He wnnts nothing from you, except thlitn you he yourself. lTie is the onn hieing with whom you can feeool safo. With him yon enn utter vounr heart. its hadness and its rnod noess. You don't have to be careful. In his nresence you can he indis croeet,' which means you on1 rest. There are mnny faithful wives nnl ushsnnds; there are few faithful frnn"'a 'rhn highest known form of friendl diu is t...
SELF-CONFIDENCE. Chats With the Ambitious—And Others. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
8ELF-CONFIDENCE. Ohats With the Ambitious-And Others. By Orison Swott Marden. "Peddcle 'em as though they wore ap ples," said an editor to ait trombling, sentimental girl who offered him her manuscript with the air of a convict about to receive the death sentence. "If one man does not want your apples another will. Don't be afraid of me or anybody else." Carry yourself with a self-confident air, as though you really believed in yourself, and you will not only inspire others with a belief in your ability, but you will also come to believe in your self. A koeen observer can pick out a suc cessful man on the streeoot by the way he carries himnisolt. If he is a leader, every step, every movement indicates it; there is assurance in his hoearing; he walks as if he were master of him self, as if he believed in his ability to do things, to bring about results. His self-confident air is an index of the success he has'attained, Men and women who succeed in their undertakings are those who got...
ON MAKING ALLOWANCES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
ON MAKING ALLOWANOES., By Walt Mason. "If you .must smoke in your room all the ovenhing Mr. Todhunter," said the landlady, "I wish you would smoke to. bacco instead of tan-bark of leather findings. When our now I oarder wont upstairs last night he came back lo, k ing scared, and said that tor'b,?odlv's wardrobe must 'bho on fire, as lhe could asmell shoos and woollen goods bun ing. W hen I told him that it was your pipe, he wanted his money back, and said he would look for anothe' board. ing-house." "But of course lhe didn't get his money back, Mrs. Jiggers," remarked the star boarder, '"and by the time he has to pay another wooks Loard in ad vance lie will be ',r.cli:natised, and will thoroughly enjoy the rich aloma of the tobacco I smoke. I admit, more in sorrow than in 'ingor, that., owing to a conspiracy of the money barons and misgovernment, the t obacco I smoke is not the best in tio world. - I am obliged to retrench, to h'miiuiand inm re sources, because of' the high cost of ...
FRUGALITY OVERDONE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
FRUGALITY OVERDONE. Old Jasper Grim could never see The dark cloud's silver lining; In fact he always seemed to be Complaining and repining. He always looked for rainy days When fair mild winds were blowing; He hunted out the lonely ways, In which no crowds were going. There was no joy for Jasper Grim, No glad anticipation, The world, indeed, appeared to him A place of tribulation.. He pinched and saved and skimped and so His fortune kept on gaining; He thought of wild winds that would . blow, And days when 'twould be raining. He's now reposing in his tomb, A monument they've bought him, But I would not have borne his gloom For all his money got him. The First Burglar: Kin you'so git up do stairs wit'out disturbin no oneP Second Ditto: I've been married four years, an' praotisin' do trick on me wife all dat time.
In Reserve. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
In Reservo. At a ]Righland gathering one Donald MaoLean had entered for a number of events. The first of those was a quar ter-milo. Of eight runners he was last. "Donald, Donald," cried a partisan, "Why did ye no run faster?" Donald sneered. "Run faster P" he said contemptuously. "An' mo reser Vin' myself for the bagpipe compoti tion I" A Mr. Smoker, of New Jersey, has been hiceoughing for a fortnight. lie must feel very s-hie of it by this time. Twounty.six sovereigns were founui a crocodile shot in Swaziland.- There is more money in big game than we thought.
THE PRICE OF FEAR AND HATE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
THE PRICE OF FEAR AND HATE. Fear is the rock on which we split, and hate is the shoal on which many a bark is stranded. When we are fearful the judgment is as unroliahle as the compass of a ship whose hold is full of iron orb. When we hate we have unshinped the rudder. And if we stop to meditate on what the gossips sany of us, we have allowed a hawser to befoul the screw, Keen your mind on the great and solendid things you would like to-do, and, then, as the days go gliding by, you will find yourself unconsciously seizing upon the opportunities that are re ouired for the fulfillment of your doe sire, just as the coral insect takes from the running tide the elements that it If we continued we got the habit, that is, we do the thing without think ing, just as a matter of course. Picture in your mind the able, earn est useful ierson you would like to hbe, and the thought you hold is hourly transforming you into that particular individual. Thought is supreme. Preserve the right mental a...
ROUGH DIAMONDS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
floUIH DIAMONDS, NoLwithstanding an ever-increasing production, there has been a progress ively higher average price obtained for rough diamonds, with the exception of fluctuations during certain periods of depression, and during the last twenty years diamonds have increased in value by one hundred and fifty per cent. America is at present the largest buy or of South African eliamonds,
JUDGE NOT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
JUDGE NOT. There are numibers of ciroumstances which attend every action of a man's life, which can never come to the know. ledge of the world-yet ought to be known, and well weighed, before son tenco with any justice can be passed upon him. A man may have different vews, and a different sense of things from what ha judges have; and what he understands and fooeels, and what passes within him may be a secret trea sured up deeply there for over.
MAGNANIMOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
MAGNANIMOUS. The Mayor: Have you heard, Mr. Roche that our generous townsman, Mr. Hlarding, is defraying the cost of a new promenade all round the town P We think a wealthy man like yourself might also do something for us. Mr. Rloche. Well, what do you say to my giving you a park of oak trecaP The Mayor: Oh, you noble-hearted philanthropist I Why, do you really mean to Mr. RItocho: Yes, yes; I'll make the town a present of an oak forest. You have only to find the land, and I will supply you with as many acorns as you may want for seed I Joy is the peculiar feeling expert. onced by the man who counts his money and discovers that he has a.Lhoe thought he had and a ofew dollars more. She was a lady visitor to the prison, kindly and well meaning, and as she chatted with a burglar who had been sentenced to six months' imprisonment, she thought she detected signs of re form in inim. "And now," she said, "have you any plans for the future on the expiration of your sentence P" "Oh, yea, ma'...