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GENERAL CARE AND FEEDING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
GENERAL CARE AND FEEDING, No branch of dairy farming is more important than the feeding and treat inent of cows; yet none is more gen erally neglected. The direct influence of what the cow eats and drinks upon the milk sheo.produces cannot be too .Rtrongly impressed upon the attention of the farmer. Of equal importance ale the conditions under which food and drink are taken. If cows are chased by dogs or over-driven, or wor tied by boys on their way to pasture, their milk will surely show the effects in a deterioration of quality, If their shelter in winter or shade in summer is insullicient, or the food is not suf ficiently nutritive, the penalty will in variably be paid in a smaller miilk yield. These restrictions are inevi table, One of the greatest ttlistakes far. tnters make is in supposing that they nmay with impunity keep their cows ont "short commons" during tihe win. tcr and that they will fatten up in the spring, and milk as well ats ever. A cow reduced to meagrenoss by se...
PRESTON POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, 28TH APRIL. [Before Dr. Cole, P.M., and Messrs Barrow and Ellison, J's.P.] [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
PRESTON POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, 28TH APRIL. [Before Dr. Cole, P.M., and Messrs Barrow and Ellison, J's.P.] Two cyclists, one of whom had ridden on the footpath and the other without a light (neither of whom had secured a victim), were fined for their foolishness, Dr. Cole once more remarking on these dangerous practices. The truancy officer presented several cases of breaches of Education Act regalations as regards school atten dances. Fines of small amounts were inflicted, one wholesale offender, who had seven summonses for as many delinquent scholars, having to pay 5s in each case. William X. Miller was charged with trespassing on a railway reserve at Regent station and having travelled without a ticket. Defendant pleaded not guilty to the second charge. Miss Mowat, assistant S.M. at Regent station, deposed that on the 25th Inst defendant camoup the railway line and climbed to the platform, afterwards taking a seat in a carriage, He was an ex-employe of the railway department and h...
SCOURING CALVES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
SCOURING CALVES. From experiments carried out In Germany it Is claimed to have been discovered that sour milk given to calves fromn the first to the fifth day of their lives, forms an excellent preo ventivo of scour. The constant losses --sometines of valuable pedigree calves--are well known in most herds, and are attributed to the curdling of the milk in the stomach. The bacteria in sour milk are sulpposed to act bone ficially. In ;iermany it is called yog hurt, produced by adding Bacillus bul garicus to milk. This generates lac tic acid in the stomach of the calves, which acts as a disintfectant, and pro vents the develolmellt of tile hurt. ful bacteria, anld at tile same tilme o sti mulates the activity of tile intestine, probably by producing a ferment that destroys the bacilli which give rise to scour.
AUSTRALIAN DAIRYING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
AUSTRALIAN DAIRYING. Within the past ten years the dairy cows of Australia have Increased from one million to above two millions. The butter produced in a single year reach ed about 200,000,000 lbs. The annual export is valued at between £3,000,000 and £1,000,000. No rural industry in Australia is more progressive and none pays larger returns to the farmers, Tile mainstay of dairying is the oeport market, and easily the largest con sumers of Australian butter abroad are the people of the United Kingdom., It might be thought that the expense of carrying butter from Australia to London would be a serious handicap upon butter-making in the Common wealth. As a matter of fact, however, the Australian dairy farmer, in point of cost, is as close to London as the dairy farmers of Ireland or Scotland. The actual contract price of shipplng butter from either Melbourne or Syd ney to I onidon is '.d. per lb.
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
In Memorlam JOYNSON.--In loving memory of my dear wife, who departed this life April 30, 1913. Too dearly loved ever to be forgotten. -Inserted by her loving husband, T. Joynson. JOYNSON.-In loving memory of my dear mother, who departed this life April 30, 1913. Gone but not forgotten. -Inserted by her loving son, W. Joynson. JOYNSON.--In loving remembrance of my dear mother, who departed this life on the 30th April, 1913. Oh, for the touch, of the vanished hand, And the sound of the voice that is still. -Inserted by her loving daughter, N.C. lWile teaber JUSTICE TO ALL. Published every Saturday Morning. SATURDAY, MAY 2.
DAIRYING. CULLING OUT POOR COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
DAIRYING. CULLING OUT POOR COWS: An English dairylng authority says: The elimination of the worthless an. rmals should be one of the chief ob jects of the cow keeper. Milk records kept carefully and sys tomatically furnish reliable informa tion which enables a cow keeper to de toct these wo'rthlessi animals; and it pays him to dispose of them at, once. There are some farmers, of course, iwho may be tempted to rely wholly oil their own Judgment as far as the milking capacities of any cow Is con cerned; but guess-work of this kind can teach nothing what it costa to feed cows, nor whether such food is being economically fed in relation to the average quantity of milk produced. Milk 'producers peed to study this question of cost of food in relation to milk yield very carefully indeed, Thei fact Is clear that a cow giving, say, 800 gallons per anlnuml costs practic. ally no more to feed than one which only gives 600 gallons; yet, compara tively speaking, there is a loss of £6 on the latt...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
On our first page will be found an account of the Northcote rifle club's Easter trip to Rushworth; also star of Northcote I.O.R., mock banquet. On the fourth page, an Easter trip to Myrtle ford will provide interesting reading, including a description of Mount Buf falo and surroundings. The writer sums up-"The finest holiday, at one of the most beautiful places on God's earth, and undoubtedly the most glorious in Victoria." Report of Pres ton ShiriLtjonincil meeting on same page. Promptitude and despatch marked the proceedings of the-Preston shire coun cil on Tuesday evening. Cr. Crispe, in the chair, exercised that judicious firm ness, combined with tactful elasticity, that makes the wheels of public life run smoothly and well. The most important item under consideration was the ques tion whether the council should under take immediately an electric lightexten sion crusade, in view of anticipated applications from beyond the bounds provided for under the loan, the prob lem is likel...
How the Horse Won. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
How the Horse Won. A few days after the new farmer had purchal.ed a horse from a thrifty Scot he returned in an angry mood. "You told me this horse had won half.a-dozen matches 'against some of the best horses in the country, Hie can't trot a Imile in six minutes to saveO himselt, You lied to me!" he do. nolllced, "I dlidn lie. It was iln poughing matches lie took sax prizes, calmly replied Sandy,
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
LOCALISMS Mr. J. G. Meml,rey, M.L.A., has rc ceived an intimation that His Excellency the State Governor, Sir A. L. Stanley, has been pleased to accede to the re cu ,t of the Northcote City Council to olliciate at the inaugural celebration pf Northcote as a city on Wednesday, 27th May. Gents Is, ladies 6d, dance and refresh ment, is the alluring bill of fare offered by the Preston P.L.C. at their Tuesday socials in the Bradford hall. Without refreshments it would be good-with refreshments included it must be what the boys call "bonza." At the meeting of the .,Preston Masonic Lodge on the 8th ult., Mr. H, H, Olney, ia director of J. P. P. lowe and Co., Pty., Ltd., was elected to the position of Worshipful Master for the ensuing year. The installation core mony will be held on Wednesday, 13th May. A public meeting is called by North ern Tramway Extension League, to he held in the Kimberly hall on Tuesday evening next. All interested in the progress of the district are invited to "roll...
WINTER CARE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
WINTER CARE. The season is at hand that is the hardest on our ever faithful friend the horse. The raw, damp, windy or extreme cold weather, together with a little neglect, may cause the loss of a valu able horse. When a horse comes in wet from work or drive, rub him well and cover with a warm woollen blanket. Always change to a dry blanket when the horse has cooled. Rub the legs well with a wisp of straw or a towel. Every horse is more or less warm when he comes in from a drive. Never strip off the harness or saddle and lot the horse rush into a fooeed of oats or a trough of water. Never give water or oats to a horse until he has been in the stable some time, and has had some hay. This is a sano and safe practice and much loss can be avoided by on. forcing it, Change the bit of the horse with the sensitive mouth. Take off the cheek, or let it out. Try a large rub. ber-covored bit. If the horse "drives on one line," look to his teeth at once; a sharp tooth Is nuually the cause.
WOODSTOCK NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
WOODSTOCK NEWS. In the local hall last Friday there was one of the most enjoyable evenings held in this district for many years, the occa sion being a complimentary social to the Hon. P. Collier, M.L.A., who, as a boy, resided in this district, A large crowd assembled to show admiration of one, who, by his own energy, attained the high position of Minister of Mines and Railways in Western Australia, and the proceedings were marked by much jollity and mirth. Cr, B. McCormack introduced the guest of the evening in his usual bright way, and Mr. D. F. Tuttle, an old school comrade of the hon, gentleman's, also spoke. Mr. Collier who, upon rising, was warmly received, responded feelingly, and after thanking all present for the hearty wel come accorded him, gave interesting reminiscences of boyhood days in Wood stock. lie referred at length to "do ings " in the sister State, relating many stirring incidents. After a sumptuous suplper had been servel, dancing was indulged in until well on ...
VETCHES OR TARES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
VETCHES OR TARES. Vetches or tares are of two distinct kinds-those sown in the autumn for spring or early summer use, and those sown in the spring whtllh come in after the winter sowing is used up. There are few crops which yield such a large amount of succulent green food, though perhaps for special pur poses other crops are preferable, but for general use and under all condi tions tares cannot be beaten. The amount of seed required per acre is about three bushels of tares and one bushel of oats or rye, the latter belng sown to keep the tares off the ground somewhat and so prevent rotting in wet weather. In order to gain the full benefits from growing this greenl crop the sow lngs should be made at different Inter vals, beginning as early as possible, when the land can be prepared, so that successive cuttings are obtained without allowing them to become ripe. Tares are more suitable for soiling purposes than grazing,as this latter plan is very wasteful, much of the food being tramp...
THE VOYAGE OF THE "MEDINA." RICKSHAWING UNDER THE MOON. Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo, Ceylon. April 9, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
THE VOYAGE OF THE "MEDINA," RICKSHAWING UNDER THE MOON. Grand Oriental Hotel, Colombo, Ceylon. April 9, 1914. Mr. Robert J. Whalley writes from above address (though not necessarily for publication): Yesterday was our first day ashore since leaving Australia, and a wonder fully interesting day it was. But let me say here how very delighted we were after returning to the steamer in the West to receive a telegram from North cote, also one from Preston. Any lurk Ing misgivings we may have had were entirely removed by the generous assur ances contained in these last messages, and we loft Australian shores in a joy ous frame of mind, satisfied that every thing would go well in our absence. Strange and incredible as it may seem, during the nine days occupied in crossing the Great Australian Bight and the vast Indian Ocean, with its varying sensa tions and changes, we scarcely once gave our Australian interests a thoueht. so engrossed and-pleased wore we with tne new and novel experiences ...
NORTHCOTE RIFLE CLUB VISIT RUSHWORTH. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
NORTHCOTE RIFLE CLUB VISIT RUSHWORTH. The Northcote, rifle team, accompan ied by the president (Cr. A. E. Wool house) paid a visit to Rush worth during Easter week for al match wi lh Rush worth, and spent a very pleasant timle. 'The Rushworth tearn imnde all arrange Ilients, ald secured excellent quarters for the visitors at the Criterion Hotel, blesides arranging for some slendidl drives to view the ltushworth scenery, The Northcoteites were met at the sta tion and their thanks are due to Ihe residents and menmbers who provided watgg"ollettes liand buggies free of cost, On Friday a motor launch was chartered and a real lively time was speont on W~aranga Basin, a lake about 4, miles across and 312 miles round, with an aver age depth of 15 feet, and which is the irrigation supply of the surrounding districts. The teams were promised a good day's lishing on the lake, and each member was supplied with a line, spin ners, bait, etc., and promised all sorts of sport in the shape of cod fi...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
MR, & MRS. CLEVELAND Professors and Teachers of Refined Ballroom Dancing, give STRICTLY PRI\'AT LESSONS, any hour, daily, evenings, and hold SUPERIOR ADULT BEGINNERS' CLASSES on Monday Even ings, 8 to 11, And on Tuesday Evenings Wednesday ,, Instruction, 7.30 to Thursday .. ,, 8,80 Friday ,, Practice from 8.30 Saturday ,, A id on Saturday Afternoons,' to 5,.80, At their Academy; No. 264 DRUMMOND ST., CARLTON,. Call, Write, or Phone 5608. Prospectus Post Free. Announcements. UNDiER iENTIRIELY NEW - MANAGEME,\NINT - TheRegal Cafe 98 SMITH STREET, C O L L IN G:W;O 0 D. Dinner from 12 to 2. Ladles' Afternoon Tea a specialty Choice Fruits in Season, Only the Best Conflctioneryl:kept;;in stock. SPERO & VLASOPULOS (late of Vienna Cafe), Proprietors, E. M. KELSO Wishes to intimate to the Public of Preston and district that he has pur chased the old-established SADDLERY BUSINESS, and has removed to 131 PLENTY ROAD, PRESTON, and has equipped it with an entirely New Stock, comp...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
Church Notices. LLL SAINTS' CHURCH, . 1 NORTHCOTE. Morning at 11 and evening at 7, Rev. A. C. KELLA\AY, M.A.' 1`OLY TRINITY, THORNBURY (Railway Parade). Sunday Services: 11 a.m., Matins and Lecture. 7 p.m., Evensong and Sermon. Preacher: Rev. L, BEVERiDGE (of Hlorsham), .ALL SAINTS' CHURCIH, i. PRESTON. Third Sunday after Easter. 8 and 11 a.m., Holy Communion. 11 and 7 p.m., Preacher, Rev. C. IL V. EVA. I. p,m., Holy Baptism, Rov, B. C. A, EVA. XTORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN R. CHURCII (JAM ES ST.) Sabbath Services: Morning, Rev. R. W. RocK, subject, "The Purpose of Life." Evening, Rev. J. H. MARSHALL, B.A. 1RESTON PPRESBYTERIAN SAB BATH SCHOOL. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES, 3rd and 10th May. Preachers To-Morrow; C, STIaliiNt. ptecl Pti ingingthe Scholars. Grand CONCERT by the Scholars and riz'e Distribution, Shire Hall, Preston, Wednesday, 6th May. rI HORNBURY PRESBYTERIAN 1 CHURCH, Rossmoyne Street. Sunday Serv\ices: Divine Services 11 a.m. and 7 p.1m, Sabbath School, 3 p.m. All Welcome, ORTH OT...
Star of Northcote Tent, I.O.R. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
Star of Northoote Tent, .O,R, The fortnightly meeting of the ahove was held in the Rechabite hall on April 23rd, the C,R (Bro. C. Clarke) presiding over a fair attendance of members. One new member was initiated, one received on clearance and two proposi. tions received. The Talbot Colony of Epileptics wrote appealing for help towards that institution, and a donation of 10s Gd was passed. A committee of five was appolnted to consider the best way of celebrating the tent's anniver sary, which falls due in June, and to report at next tent meeting. Satisfac tory report was received re thu for mation of a glee party, and hopes are entertained that it will be in full swing by the tent's anniversary. Any mrum hers with musical abilities, and will ing to join the glee party, are asked to forward their names to either of the tent secretaries. At the conclusion of the business the syllabus item, viz., "Mock banquet," was proceeded with, For the opening the tables were pre pared with mock eat...
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JUDITH. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JUDITH, Dear Mr. Editor,-In accordance with my promise of last w'eek I write you further as to our trip to Yann. Our journey commenced on Monday last. The trip from the Queen City north ward was totally devoid of interest until we arrived at the boundary between Southcote and Preston-sur-Darebin, The immediate surroundings just here are extremely disappointing and depres sing, the roads being ill kept, and prom enades carrying inches of grey dust, which, rising in clouds, coats everything in the vicinity with its clinging particles. The Preston Government is evidently not seized with the importance of keep ing its main gateway in anything ap proaching an attractive condition, which could very easily be done at small expense in the form ofrockeries, &c, It was sometime before our party recovered from the depression this palp able neglect caused us. But here a sur prise awaited us. We descended for refreshments at a curious v-shaped building at the ju...
THE BUSY BEE [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
THE BUSY BEE Winter is close upon us. In the coolest of our districts bees have al ready retired, and before the month1 is out the retirement will be general. During the warmer portions of the days, especially if the sun is bright, the boos will still venture out, but they will not wander far from home ii last month's advice has been 's tended to, i.e., if they are supplied with sufflicient honey to carry them on till spring, or the coming breeding season. If bees mre forced to go for aging on bright winter'days, the sud. den atmospheric changes prevent the return of many, and a good supply of food in the hive is the only remedy. II also forms one of the best methods to keep up the warmth of the hive. On every occasion when the weather is bright and drying, remove the wraps, etc., from the hives, and spread them out to dry. External dampness produces internal dampness, which is one of the most prolific causes of di sease. Just before sundown return the protections to the hives. The ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
For Children's Hacking Cough atNight, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1/6. For Chronic Chest Complaints, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1/0, Wanted to Buy BIOTTLES, Bones, Rags, Zinc, Lead, Brass and Copper. Highest price given. Cash on delivery. Letters re ceive prompt attention. H. Bishop, Darobin Road, Northcote. Phone, Northcote 363. COMPULSORY INSURANCE Workers' Compensation Act 1914 This Act has passed both Houses of Parliament and will shortly become opera tive. It is obligatory upon every employer of labor (includ ing those employing domes tic servants) to take out a policy of insurance, and failure to do so renders the employer liable to a penalty of £2 in respect of each uninsured worker, and a further penalty of £1 for every week during which he fails to take out a policy. Stott & Bastings Have been specially ap pointed f..r NorthcoLe, Preston, and Fairfield, by the leading Companies to issue policies to insurers at lowest rates. All information, rates, &c., ...