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FOR ROSIE'S SAKE [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 25 April 1914
FOR ROSJE'S SAKE By Janet- Carter.' Snow, heavy, driving snow, covered England beneath Its spotless mantlo from tho Tweed to tho Fnl. In Scot land the railway service waB disorgan ised. In the Midlands drifts had oIob ed down many a branch lino. On the Groat Southern system It threatened to bo the same. Not for years had thcro been so continuous a fnll ns tho 0110 which now roared across tho lit tlo country junction of Crayworth. "It's going to he n ijueor night, .Too," muttered tho driver of tho great en gine, shlo-tracked on n siding. "The snow la on a level with the rails all along tho line. What's the betting we shall bo hung up before \vc reach llartllngford?" Tho llroman laughed as, swinging open tho furnaco-door, lie swept a shovol-lond of coal over tho blazing inaw of tho llre-lio.v. "Pretty enough In pictures. Bad In real life. Well, there's one thing, Tom. It Is that If we do have toil spend some time In a drift, wo shall linve the managing director of tho lino for company...
BRAIN EXERCISE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 25 April 1914
BRAIN EXERCISE. There has been serioUB trouble in a certain school. One o£ the teachers said he was no believer in the old hnckneycd system of teaching. "What is wanted," said lie, "la something which will make the chil dren think and reason ror them selves. ."Were addition and subtraction are mechanical. In accordance with his ideas, he gave his pupils one hundred questions, of which tile following is n specimen: "Wliut is it that can go up a spout down, but cannot go down a spout up?" The >brnin-fever hospitals thoro abouts were full of children for weeks afterwards, and the teacher wiib dis missed without u character, yet the answer to the riddle was very Blmplo —"An umbrella." ■ Comedian: I say, old chap, your nose and chin will light ere long; tlioy approach oacli other very menacing ly! Old Actor: I'm afraid so myself, for a great many wordB have paBBed be tween thorn ulready! "1 suppose," said the husband, "that you women want to vole just like men do?" "Oh, no," replied t...
"POETIC JUSTICE." Making the Punishment Fit the Crime. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 25 April 1914
"POETIC JUSTICE." Making the Punishment Fit the Crime. Some time ago a well-known writer severely criticised our present system for sending people to prison for crimes as different in character aB thieving and utturlng a criminal libel. Ho as serted that the punishment should ho made more to fit the crime, aiul tome judges, cBpecially in America, aro be ginning to follow out his ideas. For Instance, tho other day a man named Brant was charged in Ohio with steal ing eggB. The judge ordered him to go to prison for live days, and to lie fed during the whole of tliat tlmo on a diet of eggs only. At the expiration of his sentence Brant declared that he had become so tired of eggs that he would never eat another one again, so that the judge's novel sentence has effected a radical euro in this particu lar case. In California, if a man should fail to support his ivife and family, ho iB sent to prison, where he is made to work hard and pay a daily sum to liia "better-half" out of the money t...
WHAT QUEEN MARY DISLIKES. The Tango Banned. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 25 April 1914
WHAT QUEEN MARY DISLIKES. The Tango Banned. The ultra-smnrt sot hag no friond In Queen Mary. With the. freak fash Ions ami tlio eccentric pleaaur'cB of a certain scctton of aoclcty Her Majes ty lias 110 sympathy. On more than one occaalon, Indeed, tlio Queen has expressed her strong disapproval of the extremes to which people curry their pleasures nowadays, and she has set her face very strongly against the periodical crazes in which the ollto, in search of new ntid novel pas times, Indulge. It has ■been known for some timo that Her Majesty considered that tlio latest danceB, particularly tho tango, are unite unsuitable for tho ballroom, auil neither at Buckingham Palace nor at houses which Her Majesty visits will they figure on the programmes. Not that tho Queen ohjects to dan cing; indeed, she Is very fond of the waltz, schottische, polka and oilier graceful dances. In hor attitude to wards the tango she is supported 4>y King George, who, llko the Kaiser, considers that tills p...
A Horrified Dandy. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 25 April 1914
A Horrified Dandy. A dandy, who was seated on the balcony of an hotel among a large company was exquitoly dressed, and very1 highly, perfumed with musk, which Is very dlsugreeablo to some perabns. A plain farmer, happening to pass near him, commonced sniffing suspiciously, and, looking around him for ihe cause of the musky effluvia, he soon smelt out the dandy, and thus addressed him: "I say, mister, I can toll ye what'll take that smell out of yer clothes; just bury 'em for a week under ground. My uncle ran agin a skunk once, and " But before the sentence was finish ed the enraged dandy sped from the crowd to escape the sljouta of laugh ter. while the Innocent farmer, who only meant to do him a kindness, was wondering what caused his sudden de parture. ^According to this paper," observed Mr. Goodwin, "a man lias lived a year on beer alone." "Well, that's as It Bhould bo," ob: served Mrs. Cloodwln. "Any man who llveB ou beer ought to (be compelled i to live nlone."
No Wonder Joe Went. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 25 April 1914
No Wonder Joe Went. An excited middle-aged lady bounced Into a suburban pollce'-statlon and ac coated the inspector on duty: ' Where's my Joe?" she demanded. "Beg pardon, madam—dog, I pre sume?" said the officer. "Don't you dare to presume nothing of the kind," snapped the lady. "Dog, indeed! No, sir, liusband—my hus band. He's missing, disappeared, de camped " "You don't Bay bo?" "Uut I'll have you to understand that 1 do say so, young man. How daro you sit there and flatly contradict n ratepayer?—leastways the lawful wife of ohe. I'll report you, sir. Do you hear that? I'll report you! Where'B my husband?" , "My dear madam " "How dare you call me your dear madam? Do you think that I caine here to be insulted? I tell you my husband has decamped, and you sit there like a dummy? What do you think of that?" . "Wellj madam," responded the polico Inspector. "I haven't the pleasure of your husband's acquaintance, but I should say he is a very wise .man. Constable, show this lady out!"
FLEAS AND FLIES HAVE THEIR PARASITES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 25 April 1914
FLEAS AND FLIES KIAVE THEIR PARASITES. . The latcBt discovery announced in the Paris Acndemy of Sciences Is that of tlio parasite of Ihe flea, which, it is claimed, is the chief agent in the spread of the plague and other dls- ' eases transmitted by tills Insect. Pulex Irritans, as the fleft is called in scientific writing, is the victim of the lelshmnnloses, which live in the flea's digestive tubing, and. it is this parasite of our parasite which really transmits the plague and other infec tions, and not the much-abused' Qea nimself, who is only indirectly re sponsible, being compelled to carry this parasite .once it finds lodgment In his anatomy. The flea looks small enough to our eye, and he is so lively that no ono ever thought that any other parasite could catch bim, but it scorns that not only do the lelshmnnloses catch him, but they also catch the plague, or yel low fever, nnd aro the most Important carriers of the germs. This discovery has much to suggest to our investigator...
AN ESSAY ON HEALTH. What Not to Do to Keep Well. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 25 April 1914
AN E88AY ON HEALTH. What Not to Do to Keep Well. Man drinks whisky, and that clogs the valves; ho ilrlnkB beer, and that clogs the wheels; lie swallows lem onade, gingor-ale, huteniillk, tea, cot tee and cocoa, and then wonders why tile boilers do not burn. If you should take an ox and put him through a like performance ho would be dead in a month. The sim plest and plainest laws ot Health are outraged every day by the average man. Bid Adam smoke? Did Eve wear a corset? Did Solomon chew tobac co? Did Hutli chew chocolates! Did the children of Israel make for a beer garden after crossing the Rod Sea? Did Itebocca chew bonbons and Ice cream and call for soda-water? Adnm was the first man, and. was made pcrfect from head to hoel. IHow long could lie remain bo after eating plum-pudding before going to bed? Suppose lie had slept In a bedroom live by seven, with tlie windows closed down, the doors shut, and two-dogs under the bed! Suppose live had been lacod up in a corset, worn tight sho...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 25 April 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. Lime powder well sprinkled whore cockroaches abound will drive them away. If bacon is soaked in water for 'n few minutes before frying it-will pre vent the fat from running. When starching hoiland pinafores, put n little strong tea Into the Btarcli. This keeps the garments a good col- - or. When boiling fowls or flail, add to the water in which they are boiled the juice of half a lemon. This will make them beautifully white. If moths are in a carpet, spread a damp towel over the" part and iron it dry with a hot Iron. The heat and steam will kill the worms and eggs. When washing chamois leathers add a little ammonia to the water. This cleans them beautifully, and helps to make them soft and pliable. When making a roly-poly pudding, after spreading the paste .with jam sprinkle a layer of fine breadcrumbs before rolling and tying up. This pre vents the jam from boiling out. Old nail holes in wood may be filled up by mixing sawdust with glue till it is the consistency ...
PIANO AS ANODYNE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 25 April 1914
PIANO AS ANODYNE. The "New York Herald" quotes a curious case of music 'being used as an anodyne. The incident occurred at Poughkeepsie, and the subject was a boy, aged fourteen years, named Ste j plien Kianatsky. An artery in Klanatsky's wrist was ■cut-wit h-a-rnpa^Mihila-afc-piav . . Tile-; first repair of the artery-was not suc cessful, and accordingly Dr. John N. Bassin decided co re-opeii the wound and do the work over again. The boy's heart was too weak for ether, and Dr. Bassin called a little girl in from next door, and asked her to play on the piauo. She said it was n "Highland Pllng." She was asked to play it as best . she could, and the 'boy was directed to concentrate his mind ou tlio music, rie did so, and the surgeon perform-, ed the operation without difficulty. Later, the boy said he felt llttlo pain. Dr. Bassin said he had used music as an anaesthetic ou a man less than a year ago, and that it had proved satis factory.
AMONG THE PENDERGROVEANS. ["And they set up their idols in the grove." —Ancient manuscript]. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 25 April 1914
AMONG THE PENDER GROVEANS. ["And they set up their idols in the grove."—Ancient manuscript]. A balmy Sunday morning, reminiscent of Italian or Venetian skies, combined with a local " function," suffices to call attention to the Pender's Grove Settle ment, one of Northcote city's growing and growling suburbs. Why it is grow ing as Jonah's gourd is not as easily explained as why it is growling, for the unmade roads, it must be confessed, are not fitted yet either for motor or wheel-, barrow traffic. When weather comes along it must spell exasperation with a capital " E " for the settlers. Rows of villas, all in various stages of development, extend in every direc tion. To have the contract for printing those now ready for the brush should yield a fortune; to build those a-building should be worth a king's ransom. Each cottage has its plot of land, and on these many modern Adams were at work in the pleasant sunshine, making the beginnings of little Edens. The pick axe and spade, the ra...
FOOTBALL. NORTHCOTE V. WILLIAMSTOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
FOOTBALL. NORTI-ICOTE V. W1L.LIAMSTOWN. Northcoto put up a very disappointing display against Williamstown at Croxtoii reserve on Snturday Inst, when there \ was again a splendid attendance of spectators. Changes in the local team from the previous Sutunluy wen-. White, Gluyas, Hamilton, and Mills, who re placed Veitch (on injured list), Glass, , Can-oll, and M. Smitli. With the ex ception of the first and third quarters the game was was very one-sided. I'lay was in favor of Northcote for the first 10 minutes, Hamilton signalising his in clusion by piloting first goul and Jtidd following suit with a behind. The visit ors retaliated by scoring 2 liehindsand a goal and Kidd shortly afterwards made the scores level with a single. Williams town led by 2 points at quarter-time. The visitors did all the scoring in the succeeding time increasing their tally to 5.10 while Northcote's remained unalt ered. After the interval the locals played n better game and the third quarter was in their f...
BASEBALL. NORTHCOTE V. ST. KILDA. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
BASEBALL. NORTHCOTE V. ST. ICILDA. Northcote, by right of their premier ship of the B grade last season, has been promoted to the A grade, and on Saturday their game against St. Kilda reflected great credit upon the whole team, as undoubted promise was shown. With two or three good men still to come into the team they should prove n hard nut to crack before the season is far advanced. Before the match Mr. J. Smith, president of the St. Kilda club and vice-president of the League, took i the opportunity of congratulating North cote upon the success in the past, and stated that their play thoroughly meri ted promotion, and he hoped the club j would have a successful season in A grade. Mr. C. Begg (captain) respon ded on behalf of his team. Crawley, Collingwood's late pitcher, and Gibaud, a good catcher from Fitz roy, formed Northcote's battery, and taking into consideration that each was strange to the other peformed well. A serious error was down to each, but as the season advances b...
BOWLS. JIKA DISTRICT COMPETITION. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
BOWLS. JIKA DISTRICT COMPETITION. Thornbury A v. Ivanhoe A. IVANHOE, 97. Mcintosh, Rendle, King, Belinfanti 19 Willis, Collins,-Scott, Batstow 16 Burrell, Shaw, Sloan, Dr. Adam .. 22 Stone, Stafford, Page, Oakes .. 30 THORNBURY A, 92. Major, King, Doran, Bainbridge .. 31 Boyd, Smith, Hosking, Ingham .. 26 Robinson, Cogle, Murdin, Wright .. 27 Slater, Bailey, Diekason, Meakin .. 8 Thornbury B v. Ivanhoe B. THORNBURY, 107. Pepper, Rouvray, Harry, Campbell 36 McDougall, Donagan, Leckie, Denny 26 Sweetland, Harmsworth, Whiteoak, Dtidman .. .. 27 Harris, Warren, Hattam, Masson.. 18 1VANOHE, 90. Rolfe, Knoor, Sharwood, Hackett 17 Lewis, Pitman, Davey, Behan .. 25 Holt, Thomson, Baird, Maggs .. 19 Eades, Gibbons, Whiffen, Bysouth.. 29 Thornbury B team by defeating Ivan hoe are premiers of the district compe tition. In the A grade Thornbury ami Ivan hoe are equal, and the final gome will be played oil the Preston green this after noon. About two months ago a bowling match was played on the ...
WINTER CARE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
WINTER CARE. The season Is at hand that is the linrdest 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 u valu able horse. When a horse comes in wet from work or drive, rub hi'ni well and cover with a warm woollen blanket. Always change to a dry blanket when the horso has cooled. Rub the legs woll with a wisp of straw or a towel. Every horse is more or less warm when ho comes In from a drive. Never strip off the harness or saddle and let the horse rush into a feed of oats or a trough of water. Nover glvo water or oats to a horse until he has been in the stable some time, ami has had sonic hay. This is a sane and safe practice and much loss can bo avoided by en forcing it. Change the bit of the horse with the sensitive mouth. Take off the chock, or let it out. Try a large rub bor-covored hit. ' If the horse "drives on 0110 line," look to his teeth at once; a sharp tooth ia usually the cause.
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JUDITH. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JUDITH. Dear Mr. Editor,—In accordance with my promise of last week 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 interestuntil 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 cou'ul very easily be done at small expense in the form ofrockeries, &c. It was sometime 11"fore our party recovered from the depression this palp able m.'sleet caused us. But here a sur prise awaited us. We descended for refreshments at a curious v-shaped building at the ju...
VETCHES OR TARES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
VETCHES OR TARES. : Vetches or tareB are of two distinct kinds—those, sown in the autumn for spring or early summer use,' and those sown in the spring which 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 nnd under all condi tions tareB 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 being sown to keep the tares off the ground somewhat and so prevent rotting in wet woather. In order to gain the full■■ benefits from growing this green crop the sow ings should he made at different inter vals, beginning us early as possible, when the land can bo 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 be...
STRANGE COINCIDENCES. Scientific and Literary Parallels. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
STRANGE COINCIDENCES. Scientific and Literary Parallels. In the lives of woBt ot ua cointicl donoo 1ms played a part. Probably nine out of every ton people can re call evonta and dates which, coincid ing with one anotlior, are a source of wonderment. There are some coinci dences, howovor, which are ot such a .character as to call for more than casual comment. , In the November Issue of the "Strand Mngazlno," for instance, there i&lt;*' a photograph illustrating n phen omenon only visible in tho tropics— that ot sunshine nt noon when no sha dow is thrown by objects exposed to the sun's rays, the explanation being that the ship upon which the photo graph was taken was at tho moment in tho exact nadir of tho sun's zenith. Tho penomenon waB observed anil re corded by Mr. W. B. Olbbs In latitude 15 dog. Soilth,- in February of last year, and it Is a singular coincidence tlmt precisely the same phenomenon was witnessed in 1881 or 1882 by Cap tain W. SI. Olbbs, of Cardiff, at-about...