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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
'O-DAY is the 31bt anniversary of tne proclamation of Northcote as ,a borough, an event which took place on the 23rd May, 1883. At that time the population .vas 1650-it is now between 21,000 and 22,000. The number of houses was 360, -the city has added that number of new houses since the beginning of the year. The annual value of property was £21,412-it is now £138,000. Its gross revenue was £1547-it is now about £22,000. The number of ratepayers was 376-itis now 5700. The borough was advanced to the status of a town in 1890, and since that time its growth has been phenomenal, culminating in the festivities scheduled for Wednesday next, on the kccasion of its proclama tion as a city/ At the conclusion of the Northcote city council's meeting on Monday night a number of citizens attended with the councillors in the mayor's room, when a presentation was made to Constable and Mrs. Hayes, in appreciation of the many services rendered by them during a long residence in Northcote. His Wors...
CHANGE OF FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
CHANGE OF FOOD. When the chickens have got nicely feathered-say, about five or six weeks old-they will need to be put upon a different food regime, accord. ing to the breed. Those that are short of leg and very feathery will need lplenty of rice, which,, although it does not produce bone,. does influ. ence feathero considerably, not alto. gethe'r becatise of its own nutritive quallies, so much as it does by its ac. tion in keeping the blood cool, and thus allowing the other foods given to be assimilated with ease and com fort without the skin become dry and Irritated, and thus acting as a deter. rent upon feather growth, If stlmu. lative and nourishing foods are given, the blood becuomes over-heated, and the lskin is apt to become dry and harth, and when this is the case the feathers do not break nicely.
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
LOCALISMS Owing to pressure of space we are compelled to hold over several news items, etc., till next issue, also B. E, Johnson's business notice. We have received a letter from the Pender's Grove Settlers' Association, coonveying the opinion of that body (as already reported) adverse to the expen diture of ratepayers' money on city proclamation celebrations. Ten applications'for what is known as the " baby bonus," were received at the Northcote office on Thursday. This is at the rate of £50 per day, but is higher than the usual average, which is between £25 and £830. In connection with Northcote, city celebrations arrangements are in pro gress to give the district children a special day's sport and entertainment on June 8. Now that Preston has the electric light the next step will be the t'reston telephone exchange. The civic fathers have moved, and are going to urge the powers that be, in order to bring the districtup-to-date. " Progressive Pres ton " has a very pleasant sound. A...
THE POULTRY YARD. FOOD FOR LAYING HENS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
THE POULTRY YARD. FOOD FOI LAYING HENS, A laying hen requires daily about three to four ounces of food, accord ing to size. A bird In a wild state feeds on all kinds of fbod, many var ieties often In a meal, and seldom two meals alike. Hence we seldom see a sickly wild bird. Poultry, If fed long on one kind of food, will soon contract some disease or other, either directly from organs -being thrown out of working or from an enfeebled constitution, whereby they catch any. thing that may ue going. Rations for laying hens should be made from bran, pollard, pea-meal, maize-meal, crushed oats, chopped cabbage, chaff ed lucerne, boiled potatoes, and other vegetables, fresh-cut green hone, lean meant, cut green grass, etc, Any four of these may be combined to gether for a meal, providing bran be in all, and one other meal with one of vegetable and one meat. About twelve ounces per weight in the morning for ten laying fowls with about one pound to fifteen ounces of grain In the even ing,' o...
Jika Motor Cycle Club. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
Jika Motor Cycle Club. The above club held their 10 mile handicap last Saturday. Fully 200 spec tators witnessed the race, T'he results and time are as follows:-C. Wood, 2& h.p. Douglas, 1st; V. Yann, 6 h.p. Jap, 2nd; A. 1teddie, 5 h.p. Jap, 3rd, V. Yann secured fastest time, covering the distance in 10 min. 53 sees. Members who wish to witness the 2 mile fly this afternoon are reminded that the time of leaving the town hall is 1.45 p.m. sharp.
WITH DEADLY EFFECT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
WITH DEADLY EFFECT. A malign passion may be the effect' of a disease; it not, it will tend dil rectly to produce that disease (says a physician). Avalfice, long Indulged, destroys the normal balance of the brain, and at length shrivels it up by concentrating nourislhment on the part which is concerned with getting and holding. Outbursts of anger strike at the heart. Many a man has dropped dead In 'the heat of rage. Moroseness is very effectual in pro. dueing disease. It acts specially up. on the liver and the digestive organs, The seat of the affections is In the orain. This suffers first; afterwards, in course of time, the organs which It controls. To the 'rain man one can only ex. tend pity or contempt. Writing of vain-glory, Bacon said: "Glorious (i.e,, boastful) men are the scorn of wise Imen, the abomination of fools, the idol of parasites, and the slaves of their own vaunts." BUt laecon did not col.. fuse nint.glory with pride in its bst sense, Mongy oa?'t buy thIu loyalty of ...
SCOTTISH SOCIETY CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
SCOTTISH SOCIETY CONCERT. I The concert and dance, under the tuspices of the Northcote and Preston S Scottish Society, on Wednesday evening '1T it the town hall, was, as usual, a de- ti ided success. The large building was v crowded with an appreciative audience, o the items being applauded to such effect s5 that the programme was doubled in V length, each performer being honoured S with insistent recalls. The entry of the Chief (Bro, John Angus) to the accom- v paniment of the society's pipers, gave C the requisite '"patriotic flavor" to the gathering, and the charming old Scotch I songs compelled attention and admira- a tion throughout the evening. In his n two scheduled numbers, "Mary of Argyle" and "Mountain Lovers," Mr. t Percy J. Blundell was heard to much I advantage, respoiding in each instance s to flattering recalls, as did Miss Lea- t trice Higgins, whose contributions C "Lo, here the gentle lark" (Bishop), and "The Little Damozel" (Novello) I were dainty musical gems, th...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS, Fruit ''rifle.-Ingredlents: On? tin of piears, Illhreepennyworth of cream, two psrl"kels of Jelly (raspberry and lollonl), white of one egg, o(no tahle. spOoniflii ' (if I(a'r H gilll'. .\Iethod: Plae lhe pear' (without Syrup) ill the hn, om of ;I trifle dilih, JIssolvo the jol liesand poir all but about 0 1 tlcupfull (of lthe ft?pherry over tia pelars., leave Ih le reiltlins of the l'aspberry Idi lemon till the(y ar0 lot. When eOl, Chop lii the lellmonl, and pl?ace iln little heast;i roughly over lth dish, beat pli while 0of egg wIth the nlgar to a i uill froth, and mix with create. sprold evenlly ovr ther jolly, and evoratlo lth topl with remRains of raspe'lllrry jelly which should be chop. pod up. Apple Chutney.---Peel, core and holp up finely six large, sharp applehs -the soft, sweet ktied are no n11e for the purpose-alIo three1 good-liled on. Ilons, and six oullnltestt of ultanas, careO. iully stoned. 'o these add one tea. spoOnful of ground ginger, ol(el salt ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
MR. & MRS. CLEVELAND Professors and Teachers of Refined Ballroom Dancing, give STRICTLY PRIVATE 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 8.80 Saturday ,, A Id on Saturday Afternoons, 3 to 5.80. At their Academy, No. 264 DRUMMnoND ST., CARLTON. Call, Write, or Phone 5608. Prospectus Post Free. Announcenments. UNDER ENTIREI.Y NEW -- MANAGEMENT - TheRegalCafe 98 SMITH . STREET, C0LLI;NGlWIO 0D. Dinner from 12 to 2. Ladles' Afternoon Tea a specialty Choice Fruits in Season. Only the Best Confectionery" kept $in stock, . SPERO & VLASOPULOS (late of Vienha 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, comprising al...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
Church Notices. A LL SAINTS' CHURCH, S NORTHICOTE. Empire Day. Morning at 11 and evening at 7, Rev. A. C. KELLAWAY, M.A. Special Collections for Missions. HIOLY TRINITY, THORNBURY (Railway Parade). Sunday Services: 8 a.m., Holy Communion. 11 a.m., "Our Empire." 4 p.m., Holy Baptism. 7 p.m., Evensong and Sermon. The Mayor and Councillors will attend the morning service. Rev. C. W. WOOD. ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, PRESTON. Sunday after Ascension. 8 a.m., Holy Communion. 11 am., Festival Service. 7 p.m., Empire Service, "Compulsory Training," Rev. B. C. A. EVA. nTORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN _ CHURCH (JAMES ST.) Sabbath Services: Morning at 11, Rev. M. McQUEEN, M.A. Evening at 7, Rev, G. TAIT, l. A. Ordination and Induction of Elders at evening service, RERESTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Sunday Services: r-i mining at 11 and evening at 7, Rev. PALEXANDER J. STUART, M.A. Seats All Free. Visitors Welcome. 'lIIORNBURY PRESBYTERIAN 1 CHURCII, Rossmoyne Street. Sunday Services: Divine Services, 11 a.m. and 7 ...
TO THE MAN WITH "INTENTIONS." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
TO THE MAN WITH "INTENTIONS." The following appeared In an Amerl. can journal, presumably from the pen of an experienced writer: Select the girl. Agree with the girl's father In politics, and with her mother In religion, If you have a rival, keep your eye on him. If he is a widower, keep two eyes on him, Do not assure the girl that yon have no bad habits. It will be enough for you to say you never heard yostrse'f snore In your loeep, 4 Go home at a reasonable Ihoem In the evening, Do not wait till the girl has to throw her whole soul into a yawn that she cannot cover with both hands. A little thing like that may cause a coolness at the very beglin ning of the game. If you sit down on coine molasses Bandy tlihat little Willie has left on the chair, while wearing your new sutf. mer trousers for the 1irst timel , siil!i sweetly, and remark that, you do iit mind sitting on molasses candy at a'., and that "boys will be boys." ilcsetr' your true feelings for future referoenic If, on the o...
WOODSTOCK NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
WOODSTOCK NEWS. Under very adverse weather con ditions the coursing club's second meet was commenced at I)onnybrook last Tuesday. There was a large crowd present and a warm interest was taken in the proceedings. Four late entries were received for this meeting, but un fortunately coull not be accepted. Hares were scarce and only 11 trials were idis posed of. When the meeting was re sumed on the following morning the con ditions were most ideal. The "furry denizens". were numerous, and the meeting terminated before lunch, when IIanuske and Smith, of Epping, the re spective owners of Eastern Fairy and I)rifting Cloud, agreed to a division. Ioth dogs ran consistently throughout, and more should be heard of the pair be fore the season terminates. The stake was 21 pups at 80s. Winner £16, runner up £8, third (log £.1. For Children's Hacking Cough at Night, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1,6.
MECHANICAL MANAGEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
MECHANICAL MANAGEMENT. So much has 'been said of late about scientifle management in manufactur ing establishments that it may be de sirable to look ahead a little and en deavor to see just what departments of productive activity are really in line to be managed according to the methods thus advocated. In general, It seems as if the lines of work capa ble of such organisation and conduct are those from which, in the course of a comparatively short time, the ,killed mechanic may be almost aholly eliminated. Repetitive processes, operations which may be described in instructuon cards or planned out wholly in ad vance by some one other than the in. dividual by whom they are to be exe cuted, are the very ones from which the element of individual judgment may be almost entirely removed, and therefore are next in line to be turned over to an inanimate and almost en tirely automatic machine. The things which the machine cannot do to ad vantage are those which are not per formed twice alike...
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
FOOTBALL. Northcote played a much-improved game in their match against Essendon on Saturday last. In the first quarter the home team made a pretty fair fight of it with 2 goals 1 behind, as against Essendpn's 4 goals 2 behinds. The shooting on both sides was fairly good. At half time Essendon had scored 8 goals 4 behinds to Northcote's 4 goals 5 behinds. The Northcote men kept up the battle ably, but all through it was a case of fighting against superior odds, but they only allowed Essendon to in crease their lead by 4 points, and at three-quarter time Essendon had 10 goals 10 behinds to their credit to their opponents' 6 goals 7 behinds, while the final was-Essendon, 14,13; Northcote, 7:9. Amongst the Northcote forwards Billett was the most successful, 3 goals falling to his share. Their best players were Smith, Bassett, ICole, Chalmers, H. Thomas, Hall and E. Thomas. Northcote play Brighton at Brighton to-day. The committee of the N.F.C. unani mously decided to instruct their dele...
LEILA AND HER LOVER Published by Arrangement with Ward, [?]ck and Co. Ltd., Lond. and Melb. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XVII. The Trance Passes. I. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
LEILA AND HER LOVER fly MAX PEMBERTON. "itblished by Arrangement with Ward, ck and Co. Ltd., Leond, and Melb. All Rights Reserved, .CHAPTER XVII. The Trance Passee, I. Father Dominic, the priest, came to dine at the little hotel and brought the Captain of the garrison with him. There had been no change in Heres ford's condition, he said, and the doce tor did not give them any hope of better tidings. No man could say when the sleeper would awake- there would hardly be a warning, and life would return capriciously. as it had left him, This was all that could be said, and the three men heard it with much real grief-while to Hugh it was the most pathetic dis appointment he had known in all his life, Of course, the priest had not been informed of the nature of their mis sion, and he regarded them simply as the sick man's friends who had come across the seas to visit him, Suppos. ing an interest which would be natur al, he spoke of Mademoisello Adele as they had been calling her-and aston...
Business Pars. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
Business Pars. The Sterling Soap Co., Oakover road, South Preston, has something to say about their wares in our advertising. columns. The company's trade-mark is well-known, Messrs Scarfe and Beck, high-class tailors, High street, Upper Northcote, intimate elsewhere that they have a large seasonable assortment of suit ings, which they are prepared to make up and deliver in best style on shortest notice, Mr. Robert Hurst, whose name at once suggest boots, cheerfully whispers through our advertising columns that he has "shoes for you." Mr, G. L. Chapman, of 20 Dally street, Northcote, has instructed the "Leader" to announce for the next twelve months that to anything in the painting, paperhanging and house-re pairing line he is always ready to bend an attentive ear. Miss C. McTaggart, of Thornbury, who laundries, announces elsewhere that she specialises on everything from lace-curtains to blankets. Please pay on delivery. Ought he go to any but Auty, is the problem that the enterpris...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
Bereavement Notices rpHE REV. R. W. ROCK, Mrs. and L Miss Rock wish to acknowledge the great kindness they have received in various ways, from their friends and neighbours during their recent bereave ment. As it is impossible to acknow ledge personally the many kindly actions, we do so through the medium of the Northcote " Leader."
Celebration on the Proclamation of Northcote as a City. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
Celebration on the Proclama tion of Northcote as a city. The following is the official program in connection with the proclamation of the city celebrations on Wednesday next: 3 p.m.-Reception of His Excellency the Governor The Honourable Sir Arthur Lyulph Stanley, K.C.M.G., and Lady Stanley, and Presentation of an Address of Welcome at the entrance to the Municipality. At the conclusion of the Ceremony His Excellency will be es corted through the Town to the Town Hall. 8.80. p.m.-Proclamation of the Town as the City of Northcote by His Excel lency the Governor, Renderingof Songs by School Children and Addresses, i 4 p.m.-Guests to be entertained by His Worship the Mayor of Northcote and Mrs. S. Dennis. Musical Selections and Addresses in the City Hall. 5.15 p.m.-Inauguration of the Elec tric Light System by the Mayoress (Mrs. S. Dennis).
PRESTON ELECTRIC LIGHT EXTENSION. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
PRESTON ELECTRIC LIGHT EXTENSION, To the Editor. Sir,-I read with some interest the article in your issue of the 16th inst, dealing with the subject of Preston's Electric Light Extension, and agree with the writer that it is a matter of congratulation that the Preston council has now decided to go into the question of a comprehensive scheme of electric light extension. The article further states that the ratepayers should appre ciate the!stout-heartedness of the coun cillors in refusing to enter upon piece meal extensions, and goes on to com mend the council's display of "back bone" &c, In the first place, may I point out, that the councillors have already agreed to extensions of the lighting area in certain favoured localities outside the limits of the original scheme, on individual appli cations, and it was only when my appli cation for an extension came before the council that the decision against exten sions was given, I do not desire for a moment to receive special trea...
EMPIRE DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 23 May 1914
EMPIRE DAY. The celebration of Empire Day at the Helen street State school yesterday provided a pleasing entertainment. ' Queen's weather " marked the occca sion. The infant room provided items 1 to 6, and the youngsters appeared to take special pride in executing their exercises. The first part of the pro gramme was concluded with a maypole dance by senior girls, All the scholars then paraded in the drill ground, and went through some evolutions with military precision. Brief addresses were delivered by Mr. J. G. Membrey, M.L,A,, the mayor (Cr. Dennis) and Mr. W. H. Kay, chairman of the school committee. The mayor stated that it was the intention of the mayoress to award a gold medal each to the boy and the girl who wrote the best essay on the "History of Northcote, past and pre sent," Mr. Kay stated that an enlarged photo of the new Governor of Victoria was to be presented to the school. A similar celebration took place at the Prince of Wales' Park school, where the mayor presente...