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A SECRET. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
A 8EORET, My laddie's a' the world to mel 'Tis to himself I owe it That I can never more gao free B3ut, ahl he must not know itt When from my side he roams awa', I scarce believe I'm living; Biut when ho's hero-my laddie-ah, I die for want of givingl I Why must I think upon his smile? His eyes o'erbright and bonny? His gladness that doth asae beguile It robs my heart of ony P Were I a lad, and he a maid, I would not be sae winning; TI'o wound too deep I'd be afraid And deem such sweetness ainning l -Florence Earle Coates,
THOUGHTS THAT HARM. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
THOUGHTS THAT HARM, Sonme time nao the mayor of one of our inland eities reueaste?l the editors of +he dailv nnners to refrain from pnb ali?hin the details of suicides, beaenuse their nhlicentinn had enaused on alarm in. onidemio of suicides in that com nlnityv. Thi human mind may be attunned to any key, hich or lown'. base or noble, h1 the nownr of sleestion. Tho slluge's tion wyv he in a word snoken byhv one's Roself or hv anothler it may come from a newsnnner, a hook. n play or a picture -it may emanate from the presence of n friend or an enemy, from n grand heroin charneter, or a mean, cowardly one. From hundreds of soures it many come, from within or without, but frin wherever it comes it leaves its mnrl, on the life for 0'1(d or ill, Our, char nctors are lnrcely made up from v'arious lkindrs of ascetestion. Many nople snatter sunestions of fear, donnht and failure wheroever theyv o. and these tako root in minds that mieht otherwise he fron from them and therefore happy, confid...
DO WORKING GIRLS CHOOSE LOVE WISELY? [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
DO WORKING GIRLS OHOOSE LOVE WISELY? By Laura Joan Libbey. "Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, Hast thou more pain than pleasure? Endless torments dwell about thee; Yet who would live-and live with out thee?" It has often been said that the girl who ,vorks for a living has not an equal chanco with other women in meeting her ideal lover, One very pretty girl said to meo, "It seems al most a miracle to me that threeoo-fourths of the bread-winners get husbands, Most of them have little or no oppor tunity to form the acquaintance of at tractive men. My ideal is a young man in one of the professions-a young doe tor, or lawyer. I might wait until doomsday to be introduced to such a one, "Of course," she wont on, "a girl must he too nice to flirt. The young men whom my girl friends know fall short of the mental picture enshrined in my heart of the man I could love. Time rolls on, and I must take at last, for a lover, one whom I know full well is not suited to me-or stand, the chance of l...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
P.W.P. Girls' Friendly Society Members of the above brought a very successful year's work to a close by a banquet, which was held in the Kimber- ley hall on the 20th ult. Eighty-four guests were entertained, including par- ents and friends of members. The pre- sident (Mr. W. Olver) gave a report of the year's work and an explanation of the aims of the society. The audience were very enthusiastic at this juncture over the good work, both literary and social, which had been accomplished during the year. This success was due not only to the united efforts of the members, but also to the excellent or- ganising ability of the secretary, Miss Norton, and the careful oversight of the vice-president, Mrs. A. E. Pizzey. The following toasts were honored :- "The King," proposed by Rev. J. Rees Thomas; "President and Vice-Presi- dents," proposed by Miss Norton and responded to by Mr. W. Olver and Mr. A. E. Pizzey; "Church and Sunday School," proposed by Miss Smith and responded by Rev. J. R. T...
A FARMER'S HORSE TALK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
A FARMER'S HORSE TALK. A practice too comlnon on farms, said a South Australian farmer recent ly, was to turn horses out in the pad. docks where there was very little feed when they are not working; for in stance, on Sundays and other off days. At such- times they should be fed in the stable, as they require rest and time to build up lost condition. A little green picking, some men said, was as good as a dose of Itedieine. They forgot the bad effect it' had on the horses' appetites. It will jut theml light off the feed that had been the stnying powers, namely, chaff and corn. Eaton-out stubble paddocks were also very bad for horses to graze on. Tlhey picked after the loose grains of wheat, and gathered up a lot of dirt, which caused stoppage of thle bowels. Ilorses should have pure drinking water. Woll water was preferfall, aid it was always clean, and usually contained a little salt. If damn water had to be used, no drainage from any yard should get into it, as it was such filth tl...
An Aviator's Dilemma. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
An Aviator's Dilomma, Mr. lions J. Weideinanl one of Amer ica's young aviators, is i n dilemma. ieo wants to get married, and he wants to accept the worry and anxiety of hav himi by an uncle in Germany; but he wants to continue flying,, and the most eligible girl he has met so far declines to accept the worry andl nxiety of hatv ing an aviator as a husbanul. As soon as he was notilied that he was heir to the fortune, his first idea was to develop his aviation schemeo; but lie learned that there was a proviso iin his uncle's will which prevented him from obtaining the money until he was married. If hi does not manry before reaching thoe age of forty the legacy will go to a German eugoneic fund. IlH proimptly asked a young,lady in Los Angeles to marry him and share the fortune, but she insisted that lie should give up flying, This lie declined to do, and Ile is now disconsolately seeking an eligible girl who will not object to marrying an aviator,
How Animals Bear Pain. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
How Animals Bear Pain, One of the most pathetio things is the manner in which the animal kingdom endures suffering. Take horses, for in stance, in battle, After the first shock of a wound they make no sound. They bear the pain with a mute, wondering cendurance, and if at. night you hear a wild groan from the battle-field it comes from their lonelin-ss. The dog will carry a broken leg for days wisttully, but uncomplainingly. lho cat, strlicken with stick or stone, or caught in someo trap fiom -which it knows its way to freedom, crawls to somo secret plaeo and hears in silence pain which we could not endure. Sheep and cattle meet the thrust of the butcher's knife without a sound,. and oven common poultry endure in tense agony without complaint. The dlove, shot unto death, flies to somen far-off bough, and as it dies the silence is unbroken save for the patter on the leaves of its own life-blood. The wounded deer speeds to some thick brake, atid in pitiful submission waits for death. T...
Loan Liability at 30th September, 1913 [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
Loan Liability at 3oth September, 3______ To Loans 2, 3, 4, S, 6, 7, 8 177,666 o o 77,7666 o 0 Ily Debentures Matured ad Paid ... ... ,,I,6o6o o Sinking F'und, Govt. Stock, as per Treasury notice 13,156 13 to ,, ltalance ... ... 62,903 6 2 £77 666 oo W. (. SWIFT. Town Clerk and Treasurer, Audited and found correct, subject to the disallowances as set forth in the Statement of Receipts and Expenditure. TIIOS. WOODWARD, F.C.P.A., Government Municipal Auditor. Finally examined, settled, found just and true, and allowed at a meeting of the Council of the Town of No thcote held on the 12th day of January, 1914. , ,DENNIS, Mayor.
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. Cucumber rind cut into thin slips and put about where ants abound will in variably drive them away. To prevent flies from settling on pie tures and furnitul'e, soak some leeks iir a pail of water for some time and wash the articles with the water.' To break in a now pen point quickly dip it in ink and hold it in the flame of a lighted match for a second. Wipe and dry with a cloth ,and then it will hold ink as well as one much older. To clean old jewellery, make a lath or of warm soapsuds and add to it liall a teaspoonful of sal volatile; brush the jewellery in this, afterwards polishing with an old silk handkorchief or piect of wash-loather. Before using a new saucepan fill it with water with a lump of soda and some potato peelings and let it boil foi some hours. Then wash out thorough ly and all danger from poisoning from tlo tinned ling will be gone, To do away with excessive perspira. tion under the arms, bathe the armpitl with tepid water and a little tincture ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
SCARS FOR H KRE Motor Repairs and 1 Accessories Best Materials & Workman. ship at Lowest Prices. Preston Motor Garage HIGH STREET' Phono, Northcoto 324 HATS AND MERCERY FOR THE HOLIDAYS All that is smartest and most suitable in Men's Wear now awaits inspection at J. F. BIRCH'S. Correct and Refined in style and everything of the best quality and choicest designs, yet the prices are agreeably low. Hats are shown in the newest styles and shapes, Straws, Panamas, Felts, &c. Shirts in favored styles and newest Fabrics, Neckwear in dainty and most tasteful patterns. Newest Collar Shapes. Neat Half Hose, Fancy & Plain, Sweaters, Creme Serge Trousers, Swimming Costumes, Lustre Coats, &c Also some very useful Presents for New Year at J. F. BIRCH'S Leading Hatter and iMercer, 170 Smith St., Collingwood. Stylish Modes Tailor Mades A Stylish Costume is the desire of every womlllllan who \wants to be termeld "smartly dressed." A'"There is individuality, becom ingn...
IMPORTANCE OF FALLOW. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
IMPORTANCE OF FALLOW. It is hardly necessary to reiterate the arguments in favor of sowing cereal crops on well-tilled fallow, especially in those districts where the seasons are cold and wet, or, on the other hand, short and dry. In the first case, the conservation of moisturoeis not import ant, but the amelioration of the soil to a condition of sweetness and friableness is. On heavy oet soils, the beneficial influence of rain and sunshino, and wind epnnot he over-estimated. Where urnder-drniicige can be supplied, so much the bettor: if this cannot be done, then surfaeo drains will often he found, to keep the accumulated winter rains from making iBonds or sodden .swamps of the low-lying ground, Worklin the soil will help to aerate it, and will have im important bearing upon results. But iii many cases drainage is essential; on the other hand, this 'provisiqi' is sol daon 'necessary in the 'drier ::'wheat growing areas, where overy 'opportun Ity may be availed, of 1b4 conserve, in t...
CROP ROTATION. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
CROP ROTATION, Rotation of crops are maintained for threo principal purposes: (1) to main tain soil fertility, (2) to provide pro fitablo cash crops, and (3) to provide roughage and frain for live-stock, A proper balance must hb secured be tween all these, It is always esson tial that fertility bo maintained, so that this is a prime requisite in arrang ing a rotation. Live-stock farming is seldom profitable unless so01me cash crops areo grown for sale. Even as spe. cialised an industry as poultry-raislng 'is rarely as profitable wlheon carried on alone as whon it is a non-competing part of a general farm system. Cash crops are, thvroloro, important, Tlhe growing of roughage for live-stock' is almost equally essential. It is not al ways advisable to try to produce the grain required inr livo-stoch however, as on much of the Ind adapted to the raising of live-stook grain cannot be produced as cheaply as elsewhere. It may, therefore, be cheapur to i:urchlase the grain than to raise it....
NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON SCOTTISH SOCIEIY. --------"--~ The first monthly concert and dance for the year, under the auspices of the above society, was held at the town hall on Wednesday evening, and the success that attended it augurs well for the future, The audience was a dig one, completely filling the large hall, and it was also most enthusiastic. Apropos of the nearness of the date of the con cert to the poet's anniversary it was made a Burn 's Night, and the lyric and poetic gems of the ploughmnn poet were froeey interspersed, A fine picture of the poet was also displayed on the plat form. After the entry of the Chief (Bro. J. Angus) accompanied by the Collingwood Pipe band, the Melbourne Thistle Choir opened tne programme by singing "A guid New Year," followed by part songs "There was a Lad" and "Scots Wha Ha'eo." Unfortunately, through missing the train, a number of the choir was missing, but the members who came acquitted themselves well, Mr. Gregor Wood sang "The Lass of lBal...
SOIL FERTILITY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
SOIL FERTILITY, The whole problem of the soil fer tility is inextricably woven with bac terial fermnentation. From the origin of the soil through its use by plants, and the subsequent destruction of their original condition of the products form ed, we find nearly every step accoim panied by bacterial action. The con tinual fertility of the soil is thus asso ciated with bacterial life. In the fu turo the problem of the proper treat ment of the soil for the use of agri culture will be, in a very large de gree, a problem of the proper control of bacteiin. Agriculturists must learn to stimulate the bacterial actions which are advantageous, and check those which are disadvantageous, ;f they would ensure the continual soil fer tility. Perfect cultivatiomn is one of the best means of encouraging the right kind of bacteria, moisturo and warmth being the most essential items in on couraging this increase, therefore, to cultivate the land thoroughly means to increase soil fertility.
CHURCH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
CHURCH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SERVICES. Holy Trinity.-Preacher morning and evening, Rev. E. E. Farquharaon, M.A. All Saints' (Preston).-Archdeacon Ilayman conducts morning and evening services. Northcote Presbyterian.-Rev. H. M. Robertshaw, mormning and evening. Congregational. -11 a.m., "Wanted, Christian Men." Baptist.-Morning, "A Debt Case," the sequel to the U.J.S. discourse last Sunday. Men's Own, "The Evils of Smoking." Evening, Rev. 1. C. M. Donaldson, of Erskine Presbyterian Church, Carlton. A special service in commemoration of the 126th anniversary of the founda tion of Australia will be held on Sunday morning in the Preston Methodist Church. The president of the shire (Colonel Braithwaite) and the council lors, with their officers and friends, have accepted an invitation to attend. The Rev. E. O. Knee will conduct the servic,,'and will review the?126 years of Austry' a's history. Members df the A.NA.A are specially invited,
VALUE OF THE EARTHWORM. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
VALUE OF THE EARTHWORM. The earthworm is to some extent an indication of the nature of the soil. Where the land is full of heart the worms present a full-grown and fleshy alpearance; where the soil is poor, they are small, thin and attemnuated, and somletimes of a pale and greenish color. As a rule, when the worm comes to the surface it keeps its tail within the narrow opening of its bur row, so that, possessing a keen sense of hearing, it can rotorct its body with the greater ease. The mould left in the forzm of casts oil the surface of the land has manurmal value, although it mafy spoil the appearance of an other wise well-kept lawn.
NORTHCOTE PICTURE THEATRE GREAT HOLIDAY ATTRACTION. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
NORTHCOTE PI? UURE THEATRE GREAT HOLIDAY ATTRACTION. During the week picture patrons have been afforded an opportunity of witnes sing the marvels of aviation. ''King of the Air" shows the last thing in aero planes and the complete mastery of travelling in the air. Some truly sen sational flights were witnessed with thrilling interest, Many other meri torious pictures were shown. The programme commencing with to-day's matinee and running all next week is unique. In conjunction with an album of special picture delights the management are staging "The Empire Pageant," which will be performed by 100 picked daughters and sons of Aus tralia, Great perfection has been attained by these clover children, whose performance includes delightful music and songs, marches, dances, tableaux, dialogue and other novelties, the whole forming a great patriotic display and fine holiday attraction for young and old. Prices as usual. There will be a special matinee next Monday, A.N,A. Day, The picture sta...
CO-OPERATION AMONG FARMERS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
CO-OPERATION AMONG FARMERS. There is overy reason why co-opera tion should be fostered by farmors, who have much to gain by the movement. To do away with trusts, it is necessary to substitute something elso in their place; and the only solution of the wholeo lroblem is the complete system of co-operation in which the profit re verts to those who create thenm. For example, in h complete co-operation of the farmers it would not matter whether they received the full market value for wheat or not; because if there were a profit made out of them of, say, £100,000, that profit would be divided among those people out of whom the profit has been made. The same could be said regarding manufac turers-the co-operation could not only be among the purichasors, but among the men who are working the factory, and the profit could be divided first among the purchasers on the amount they had purchased; and, secondly, among the persons whose labor contri buted towards the manufacture of the articlo. S...
Unfortunate Motor Accident. WOMAN DIES IN HOSPITAL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
Unfortunate Motor Acoident. WOMAN DIES IN HOSPITAL, The dangers attending the crossing of a busy thoroughfare immediately behind a tramcar were exemplified in Smith street, Collingwood on Wednesday. At 3 o'clock Mrs. Margaret Rickaby, 46 years of age, of 36 Albert street, East Melbourne, was crossing from the Collingwood to the Fitzroy side of the street, opposite Messrs Foy and Gibson's premises, She waited for a city-bound tram to pass her, and then walked immediately behind it. A motor car, driven by F rank Litchford, of 15 Milton street, South Preston, was being driven towards Clifton hill, According to Litchfofd's statement, Mrs. Rickaby was within five or ten yards of him when she stepped from behind the tram. He had no time to pull up or sound the horn. Mrs. Rickaby did not see him until too late, and in a flash she was' under the car, which passed over her. She was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital, and was found to have received severe internal injuries and shock, and abrasio...
FOR THE FARMER. THE FARMER'S PROCLAMATION. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 24 January 1914
FOR THE FARMER, THE FARMER'S PROCLAMATION. Come and let us be thankful to getheor Heaven, earth, field, sky, bushland, and running creek invite us to be glad. Forgetting the sharp edge of care, putting aside- the tools of our every day toil, shutting our ears fast against the noises of the world, let us re joice and be glad, Let us be glad for the power which has kept us through the, past year. Let us shout for joy that time has boon so wondrously kind to us. Lot us sing because of the Hand which has led us so .tonderly along the rough experience that has come to us, a stop pathways of life. And because we are thus thankful for the golden past, lot us tulrn our eyes hopefully towards the glory. crowned future of the now year, Tihe yellow sheaves of the past are but the promiso of still more bountiful har vests in the d?ays to come. Let us make ready for it. Let us plough and sow and till, that we may, by-and-bye, be worthy to gather our crops. Above all, let us be thankful enough to...