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LECTURE ON CHARLES DICKENS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
LECTURE ON CHARLES DICKENS. At the Prince of Wales' Park l,ls ctn.rcl, on W,(|noS(l, under the auspices' of the Girls' Friej k! Society, Mr J. 1,. Crowtherl ,| v "r" ' lecture 011 Charles Dickens, with ; rat.ve recitals, to „ ROW, aiuli^J^ M . W.inl oceiij.jo,! Iheclmir, ami suit ably mtmluml the lecturer, who w , \WIS, alien c [ill the champion ot the poor »»&lt;> npprewed. and was im^,^ I'V his descriptive writing i„ bringin.' a -out many changes for the hetterinent »f the working classes mid their olf ,Tr!T , 1 W"S "•'"'»>« Dickens that Dr. Harnardo obtained his i„s, t.on to start the now f„m,„,s .. nJ, m l.ondon. No writer of his dnv hud such n real personality as Dickens'. !s t-|lnrncters were nil living llcsh-and blood men and women, K,lther Time hat greatest of all critics, had dealt -v "lth tiu' novelist's works, wlu.se name was imperishable i„ English — the /e I N,;tWnB b,,t " m"S,t'r , ^ , "!! n fwnius-could have painted those beautiful word-pictures «;.th wh...
Northcote Horticultural Society. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
Northcote Horticultural Society. The nutumn show in connection with the above society wns field in the Nortlicote town hall Inst .Saturday even ing, »nd attracted a good attendance. The exhibits of (lowers were exception ally good considering the very dry weather we have had. Some fine ex hibits of gladio!as were forwwarded by Messrs Erroy Bros., of Camperdown, for non-competition, and were highly spoken of by the judges, and also at tracted tile attention of the public, many never having seen such fine blooms before. There was also an exhibit of dahlias from Mr. Cooper, Alexander avenue, and some from the Fitzroy Gardens, which helped to make a goo&lt;l show. A first-class concert programme was rendered during the' evening, those contributing being Misses N. Connell, Collier, Hayes, Miller, Hosken, .lutson, Collins, E. Miller, Mrs. Dyling, and Messrs J. Connell, T. MncKurlane, But ler, Yuille, Hoare, Doward, and Mas ters Connell anil Stott, The following is" the list of pri...
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
CHURCH NEWS. The Kev. C. W. Wood's subject at Holy Trinity, Thornbury, to-morrow evening will be "The Resurrection." By special request the children will repeat their anniversary hymns on Sun day at all the services in the Preston Methodist church. The Kev. E. 0. Knee's subject in the morning will be "Easter Memories," The evening service will be conducted br a student from Queen's College. The Kev. W. Presley at a p.m. Rev. R. W. Rock's subjects for to morrow at the Northcote Presbyterian Church will be—"The Power of an End less Life" and "I am Crucified with Christ." Last Sunday evening a large congre gation gathered in the Thomastown Methodist church ut the in memorian service for the late .Robert C. Bower, an old and greatly respected resident of the town and district. The Rev. E. O. Knee conducted the service, and re ferred to the deceased's devotion to the church and the young. The hymns were appropriate to the occasion. Miss R. Grutzner presided at the organ, and at the end o...
Preston A.W.A. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
Preston A.W.A. The fortnightly meeting was held on Monday, UOtli lilt., at the Bradford hall, Miss Cray presiding over « fair al tend mice of members. Two new members wore admitted and welcomed by the ! president. After business a quoit com petition was played, Miss Gray being the winner. It was decided to iioid a euchre party and dance on Gth May. Next meeting, Thursday, loth April,
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. A splendid adaptation of Thomas Har dy's famous novel, "Tess of the D'Urber villes," filled the bill and drew big crowds to this house of entertainment for the earlier part of the week. The programme will he again changed to night, and at the matinee this afternoon. The chief attraction is "A Fight for Millions," a thrilling adventure of Raf fles, the gentleman burglar, a sensa tional drama, which ends in the explos ion of the engine in the boat, in which the gang tries to escape. A special holiday programme has been arranged for Easter Monday afternoon and night, also two nights following, when a wonderful African hunting pic ture will be featured. This series of pictures present twelve months' work nf an expedition sent by Vathe Freres into the inmost recesses'of Darkest Africa. The daring of M. Machin, the leader of the expedition, is truly astounding, and from start to finish the picture is full of ] interesting details, and is certainly one of the most marvel...
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
LOCALISMS Ihc Preston shire council meeting has neon postponed from Monday to Wed nesday next, on account of the holidays. At the meeting of tin* Northcote branch A.N.A. on Thursday. HJth inst., Mr. .1. Sullivan will deliver a lecture on "Social Problems." The anniversary concert, of the North cotc Presbyterian Sunday school will take place in the school hall on Tuesday evening, 21st inst. The monthly concert and dance, in connection with the Northeoteand Pres ton Scottish Society will be held on Wednesday next at the town hall, when I an excellent, programme will be set forth. Colonel and Mrs Itrnithwaite, of Pres ton, loft for Kngland on Tuesday, many friends being present to see the boat of'f and wish hon voyage. Monsieur Hihron's dancing class at Westleigh College now forming. In tending pupils kindly forward names as soon as possible. _ The audited balance-sheet, in connec tion with the ('arson complimentary smoke night. may be inspected by any one interested at the Preston shi...
NORTHCOTE A CITY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
NORTHCOTE A CITY. This week's Government Gazette contains the proclamation of Northcote as a city, in accordance with the request of the Town Council. The proclamation comes into fclTect at once, hut the formal celebration of the event locally will take place on some date to he fixed upon by tile council, when arrangements can he made for fitting pomp and ceremonial for such an auspicious event. The Aus- ' trillion flag was Hying mast high at the ( town hnll on Thursday. The municipal , life of Northcote iias been fairly rapid. It was created a borough in 181H, a town in 1800, and now a city in 101.1. The in crease in ,population has been by leaps and bounds. In l'JIS the increase was 2000. The following (i^ucs will no doubt prove satisfactory reading:— 1SW 1911 Population ... 2000 21.1G7 Revenue ... £2000 £21,000 Houses . ... ' 450 4800 Valuation ... .£21,800 .£1:58,082 Ratepayers ... 485 0200 The Gazette proclamation is as fol lows:— NORTHCOTE TOWN DECLARED A CITY. At the Executiv...
PRESTON METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
PRESTON METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL. ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS. The 57th anniversary ol' the above school was held on Sunday last, when the Rev. L. W. Rowlands conducted the morning ar)d evening services, and a past superintendent of the school (Hon. W. II. lOdgar) occupied the pulpit in the afternoon, his discourse being very im pressive. There was a departure made l'rom the usual platform, on this acca sion, a line hiffli structure being erected, and the beaming smiles on the faces of the children was quite a spectacle, while their singing was greatly appreciated at all services. Mr. A. Pearce was an able conductor, being assisted by the organ ist and pianist, Miss h: Abbey and Mr. E. Luly. lhe annual concert was held in the church on Tuesday, there being a moder ate. attendance. For the first time lor a good, many years the children were responsible for the programme. The Rev. E. 0. Knee presided, in the ab sence of the Sunday school superinten dent, Mr. J. C. Nankervis, who had the m...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
The . . . Business Man Appreciates Our prompt tailoring ser vice as much as the dis tinctive individuality of every suit we turn out, . and our extremely low charges. Our Suits are modelled on the latest London style. Our windows show the latest Summer Suit ings. For Wall-Tailorad Clothes come to us. TREVENA & SON, THE RELIABLE GENTS' TAILORS 266 Smith Streot, Collingwood I'lwne, Central WW,
THORNBURY PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
THORNBURY PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL. The anniversary services in connection with the above school were held on Sun day Inst. In the morning the Rev. D. Hewison preached, taking as his subject, 14 Building," and proved himself an ideal children's man, by riveting the attention of oven the smallest scholar, from the start to the finish of his address. In the afternoon Kev. C. Neville spoke on "Please shut the gate," and in the evening the service was con ducted by Mr. W. K. Smith, whose fine address on "Heroes" was listened to with close attention. A particular feature of the three services was the splendid singing by the scholars under the capable conductorship of Mr. Stan Boyd, assisted by Miss Daisy Lizard at the organ. There were la'rge attend ances at each service. On Tuesday evening the scholars were regaled by "a feast of good things " at the annnual tea meeting, and this was followed at 8 o'clock by a concert and distribution of prizes. The church was crammed, and 'the greate...
SIGNALS FROM MARS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
SIGNALS FROM MARS. U litis many times been suggested during LUe past Tow years that tlio occasional peculiarities upon tlio faco ot the planet Mars noticed .by obser vers* might really be due to powerful light signals, by means of which the Martians were endeavoring to get in to communication with our own planet. Now M. Le G'oultrc, the distinguish ed Swiss astronomer who is at tlio head of the Geneva Observatory, in 'the researches he has mado public 'concerning Mars, which he lius been studying for the last live years, al though his language is very reserved, undoubtedly suggests that the Mar tians have been signalling to tho earth. . During 1 his long observations—70 nights were thus spent in 1903—M. IjO Coultre observed a series of "lu minous apparitions" o£ .'fbluisil whito color resembling tlio-light of poworful electric arc lamps or searchlights. At lirst these lights appeared for cwmds and then-disappeared, but in (lie following weeks the intervals last nil minutrs. and were...
THE VALUE OF LEMON JUICE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
THE VALUE OF LEMON JUICE. - A- teaspoonful of juice in a small cup of blaclt coffoo may relievo a bili ous headache. The juice ot half a lemon in a cup of hot water taken on awakening in tlio morning la an excellent liver cor rective. A lotion ot lomon-julcc anil rose water will remove,tan anil whiten the skin. Lomon-julco witli Olive oil is far superior to vinegar for a «ala&lt;i dreati ing—equal parts used for blending. j_, Lemon-juice on loaf sugar 13 good for hoarseness. IE when boiling sago or rice a tea spoonful of lemon juico is added, tlio grains will be whiter, and a delicate flavor will bo imparted. • Wo all know tlio valuo ot salt and lemon-juice for removing stains from white goods. After the juice is ex tracted, tlio rind dipped in salt clean ses brass beautifully and convenient ly. It also removes unsightly stains fj'om the hands. Tough meat can be made tender by adding a teaspoonful of lemon-juice to tho water in which it is boiled.
THE "SACRED CAUSE" OF AGRICULTURE. A High and Noble Calling. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
THE "SACRED CAUSE" OF AGRICULTURE. A Hlflh and Nolile Calling. Agrlculttiro Is tho only life's job to which the Creator over directly Bet a wan. He put Adam In-llio garden of ICden "to dress and keep'it." Conse quently, the Mayor of llie lSngllsh ;nv;n of Windsor was not far wrong— certainly lio wrb not guilty of affecta tion—wlicn, In the coifrae of his open ing remarks at the Itoyai Counties Show tho other day,_he spolto of "the sacred caiiBO of agriculture." ' We are not to conflne the word "sa cred" to matters that toiuili. upon man's future state merely. S'tiyyiing lliat Intiinntely concerns man's ptes cnt ImpplnetK and well-being may, bo so cnlliHl. Anytiilng tlmt is iiigh and noble; anything that can he exalted in the,'conception and the doing; any thing Hint conduccs to tho best In man and the ■best in his surroundings may 'be callcd sacred. All this may truly be Bald or the cultivation of the soil anil husbandry at Its best. • 11. Is not. easy for n farmer always to remuni'...
THE PRODUCER'S POINT OF VIEW. What Is Farm Management? [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
THE PRODUCER'S POINT OF VIEW. What Is Farm Management? What Is farm management? How la II to l>c applied to farm problems ns u method of work In their solution?- If II. In not n definite -method of- solving fiivm problems, it is not worth, while, ■i pursue Its study. The terrii has ii definite significance; it Is n distinct modioli of attacking Individual farm problems, it signifies a well-ordered business;, a clcnrly-dcflnc.d system of conducting farm operations under a, particular set of conditions. There Is no more important problem beforo the farmers In this State than that of malt: lng Ills tunning more profitable. Tills 'liiunol lie done without.a more com plete and detailed knowledge of-.tho business on Individual farms. I low does farm .management hell) us to this knowledge? Farm manage ment 111 a word Is the application of sound principles, good Judgment and economic-rules to the business o£ farming. In order to emphasize- the importance of profit anil to ensure the secu...
A Merciful Farmer. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
A Merciful Farmer. A young girl was going to make her firat visit to a cousin in the country. At the station Blio wuh met by the cousin, anil arter a half-hour's ilrivo lie told licr tlioy wore approach ing Ills farm. Ill 0110 of the broad Holds that met tho young lady's attentive oye stood u windmill, and, gathered around It wero several pigs. •"Well, that beats anything I over heard of!" oxclalmed tho fair one. "I didn't know that you farmers wore bo considerate." "What does?" queried the country cousin. "That over yonder," replied tho girl, pointing a pretty linger. "JuBt tliink of having a fan out In tli.o Held to keop thoso pigs cool." Beauty Is as inseparable from trutli as fragrance from a rose,
INSIST UPON BETTER ROADS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
INSIST UPON BETTER ROADS. Hotter roads are essential .to better living as well to the farmer's com fort anil convenience. They are essen tial lo the reasonable pleasure of his ramlly. Good roads mark the stand ing of every community. The greatest objection to living in the country is the difficulty of getting about. You must get about if you properly market your crops, if you .-ire to keep your machinery in order, if you .send your children to school, if you go to church or attend meet ings. These are not little tilings. They are matters of vital Importance. Hail rands impose the heaviest tax 011 a farmer that lie pays, ami lie is cer tain I'j pay for it, whether he knows it or not. He pays it in the wear and tear of all his vehicles. He pays it In I he additional labor imposed upou his stock. He pays through the labor or self-denial of his family. Therefore, work for better roads as you would work to put out a lire in your barn. Study the best methods for building and maintaining b...
MAKING FARMING PAY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
MAKING FARMING PAY. Wo nro uii trying to make things pay, but wo refuse to Invest enough brains In tho study af things so that wo can mako them pay. Farming everywhere, and In everything, 1b a deep question, 0110 o ftiio profound est. It requires a lot of thought, Btudy and good judgment to mako it pay. Some .must liavo an immediate profit, and so they skin the laud. Oth ers try to buvo expense In labor, and harvest 110 crop; others try to save ex pense In labor, and harvest 110 crop; othors try to savo exponso in secur ing good breeding stock, and so pro due cows theat do not glv tho most profitable result. Others refuse to feed a good cow sufliciently to enoble her .to produce to her fullest capacity. All about ub is this evor-prescnt ques tion of .making things pay, and saving useless, not useful, expense. Surely tliero Is neded a lot of wit and wisdom on tho farm. When a man and a girl whisper to gether they are almost certainly say lug nice thlngB. When two women whisper togotl...
HOW TO USE FERTILISERS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
HOW TO USE FERTILISERS. The guiding principle In tlio appli cation of manures is to use them as supplementary to the natural soil re sources, and not as a main source of fertility. .Most good agricultural soils contain vast stores of dormant plant food, and tiio aim should be to develop as much as possible of this plant food latent in the soil by thorough cultiva tion, supplementing any deficiencies with fertilisers. What those deficien cies are can best be found out by uc iunl experiment, and, having deter mined them, tho problem for each farmer and orcliardlst Is to ascertain the mast 'profitable and economic way of supplying the soil's needs. In all districts, with a light rainfall, super phosphate is likely to continue the most profltuiblo of all phosplmtic man ures. In the wetter areas, however, especially ou soils deficient'In limo, basic slag, or Thomas' phospfiato is *1 valuable adjunct to the production of good crops. 1
PRECAUTIONS AGAINST MICE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 11 April 1914
! PRECAUTIONS AGAINST MICE. i Many devfccs have come under uo j Hce from time to time to cope with llie mice pest in the wheat or hay field. Building the stack upon-a raised I platform does not answer the'purpose; tho mice will climb.up the blocks up on which the platform is built, run along underneath the platform boards, and so enter the stack. Enclosing the stack, as some farmors do, witli fino wire ^netting, will also ibe found un suitable, aB the mice/Will climb up the wire netting. The only successful method to keep them out Is to enclose tho stack with a.fence of galvanised iron, either plain or corrugated, about two feet high. Let the iron into the ground to a depth of ofur inches, and place It in a slant ing position, pointing outwards front the. stack, all around it; taking care to leave no open space at the cor ners; It will be found Impossible tor mice to enter a stack thus protected.