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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
p U B L I C NOT ICE. Having severed my connection with J. Shaw, and after six and a half years' experience of tlic requirements of thg. Building Trade and General Carting (3J years with J. Shaw and 3 years as manager for lleroji & Parker), 1 have decided to start in business for myself under the name of T. JOHNS & CO. As a result of the experience gained over such an extended term, builders and contractors can rely on hnving all orders entrusted to me executed promptly. Specialities: Sand, Gravel,. Garden Soil, Metal and Screenings. T. JOHNS. Address: "Hillview," Dundas Street, Preston. Phone, Northcote 76. JOHN SHAW, ~ SAND AND GENERAL CAKTEU, 329 High St. , Northcote. Manure, Garden Soil, Fil ling, Metal, Screenings, Ashes, Gravel, Carrum, Frarikston, and . Preston Pits Sand Supplied. T. COX, 28 Crawley St., Preston, Manager. Telephone, Northcote 9G. luality Shops Are still leading in popularity and in con-, .sequence of our ever-increasing trade we ar.- able to oi...
DAIRYING. CULLING OUT POOR COWS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
DAIRYING. V CULLING OUT POOR COWS. An English dairying authority says: Tho elimination ot the worthless ani mals should be one or the chief ob jects ot the cow keeper. ' Milk'records kept carefully and sys tematically furnish rollablc informa tion which ennblos a cow keeper to do tect tlieso worthless animals;, and It pays him to dispose of them at once. Thero are some fnrmers, of course, who may be tempted to rely' wholly on tliolr own judgment nB Tar as the milking capacities of any cow Is con cerned; but guess-work of this kind can teach nothing what It- costB to feed cows, nor whether such food Is being economically fed In relation to tho average quantity ot milk produced: Milk producers need to study this question of cost of food In relation to milk yield very carefully Indeed. The .fact Is clear that a cow giving, say, 800 gallons per annum costs practic ally no moro to feed than one which only gives 000 gallon's; yot, compara tively speaking, there is a loss of .EG on the lat...
How the Horse Won. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
How the Horse Won. A tew days after tile new former hail imreha..od a liorse from a thrifty Scot ho returned In an angry mood. "Von tolil me tills horse had won half-a-dozen matches against some of the best horses in the country. He ■can't trot u mile in six minutes to save himself. You lied to me!" he de nounced. "I dUlna lie. It was In ploughing matches he look sax prizes, calmly replied Sandy.
SCOURING CALVES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote 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 from tlie first to the'-fifth day or tlieir lives, forms an excellent'pre ventive or scour. The constant losses —sometimes of valuable pedigree calves—arc well known in most herds, and arc attributed to the curdling of tlio milk In the stomach. The bacteria in sour milk are supposed to act bene ficially. In Germany it is called yog hurt, produced by adding Bacillus bul garicus to milk. This generates lac tic acid in tlic stomach of the calves, which acts as a disinfectant, and pre vents the development of tlio hurt ful bacteria, and at the same time sti mulates the activity of the intesiine, probably by producing ;! fcrmeut that destroys the ' bacilli wliicli. give rise to scour.
AUSTRALIAN DAIRYING. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
AUSTRALIAN DAIRYING. Within the. past ton years the dairy cows'of Australia have Increasedfrom one million to.above two millions. The butter produced in a single'year reach ed about .200,000,000 lbs. The annual export is vajued at between £3,000,000 and £1,000,000. No rural industry iii Australia is more progressive and none pays larger returns to the farmers. The mainstay of dairying is the export market, and easily th6 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 shipping butter from either Melbourne or Syd ney to London is lid. per lb.
WARTS ON TEATS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
- WARTS ON TEATS. Many people fail to get rid ol warts because tliey think it-can only be.done with, great dlfllculty, or by tearing the wart bodily away, but this is not the caBe. "When sows are milked twice a day it does not seem to afford much opportunity to get rid ot warts. To use any. substance of a poisonous nature for the wart is dangerous in many ways.,. When the teats are chapped only, some kind of soothing ointment should bo applied, and for this pur pose carbolised vaseline, and other preparations may be procured from the chemist. This will heal the teat up in a short time, and allow the milk ing to be carried on without any dis comfiture to the cow. In the case of warts, when small tlioy can generally be got rid of by touching them with- caustic soda. An other simple remedy, nnd one which in many caBes has been found to be successful; rub the wart with vinegar, then while it is still wet dust it with dry carbonate of soda. If tiiis is done after each milking, tlio warts...
GENERAL CARE AND FEEDING. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
GENERAL CARE AND FEEDING. No branch.of dairy farming is more Important than" the feeding and treat ment of cows; yet none is more gen erally neglected. The direct- influence iof wliat-the cow- eats and drinks upon tlie milk she. produces cannot'be too' strongly impressed upon'the attention of .the farmer. Of equal importance are: the' conditions under,, whicli. food and1 drink are taken. If cows are chased by dogs or over-driven, or wor ried' by boys on their way to pasture, their millc will surely show the effects in a'deterioration ofcquality. If their shelter in; winter or sliado In summer is' insufficient, or the food is not suf ficiently nutritive, the penalty will In variably be paid In a smaller milk yield. These restrictions are inevi table. . One of the greatest mistakes far mers make is iir supposing that they may :with impunity keep * their cows oil "short , commons'* during the win der and that they will fatten lip in the 'spring, and milk as well as ever. A cow reduced ...
Pender's Grove Methodist Sunday School. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
Pender's Grove Methodist Sun- day School. The Pender's Grove hall was crowded &nbsp; on Thursday, 23rd inst., by parents and friends, who met for the purpose of fur ther celebrating the first anniversary of &nbsp; the above. The superintendent (Mr. J. , McLean) presided, and in the course of his address appealed for assistance in the way of teachers or helpers for the Sun day school. An exceptionally good pro gramme was contributed, great praise being due to all those who so admirably trained the children. The programme was opened by a pianoforte solo by Mr. Kennedy, who also acted as accompan ist. An action song by the girls, en titled "Flowers," was nicely given. The infants sang a hymn and alterwards appeared in an action song. An item which culled forth great applause was the "Japanese Fan," by the girls. These same entertaineers later on fav ored with "Gay Japanese." A song and dialogue by the boys, "John and Co.," was excellently given, but the "hit" of the nig...
A DISCLAIMER. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
A DISCLAIMER. To the Editor. Sir,—As the article in last Saturday's "Leader" entitled "And they set up their idols in the Grove" might create a wrong impression amongst some of the Pender's friends, who have so ably as sisted us during the year, would you kindly insert this disclaimer, as none of the workers at Pender's Grove Metho dist Sunday School had any knowledge of the publication until it appeared.— Yours, &c., R. McLEAN, Sec. South Preston, 29/4/14. [These good people with fearful souls are innocent.—Ed.]
NORTHCOTE CITY COUNCIL. MONDAY, 4th MAY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
NORTHCOTE CITY COUNCIL. MONDAY, .lib MAY. Present.:—Ills Worship the Mayor (Cr. S. Dennis), nml Crs. Bastings, Red mond, Johnson, Itnyes, Tharratt, Mnson, Glanfield, Plant, Smith, Lees, Hender son, McDonell. Apologies. for unavoidable absence were received from Crs. Schwaebsch nnd Woolhouse. CORRESPONDENCE. From Metropolitan Board of Works, with minutes of meeting, report on J sewerage examination, '&c.— Received. ] From Public Health Deportment, . drawing nttention to risk of contamina tion of pies, cakes, etc., exposed on outside of gliiss crises or on counters.— Received. From Fire Brigades' Board, asking cheque for council's dues. —Received. From Cr. F. T. Hickford, M.A., Brunswick, informing the council that the Metropolitan Fire Brigades' Bonrd intended stationing a motor appliance nt the Northcotc-fire station.—Received. From Education Department, inviting co-operation of the municipal authorities ' and the school committees in arranging for local'celebrations. —Cr. ....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
JP U B L I C NOTICE. Having severed my connection with J. Shaw, and after six and n half years' experience of the requirements of the Building Trade and General Carting (3j years with J. Shaw and 3 years as manager for Heron & Parker), I have decided to start in business for myself under the name of T. JOHNS & CO." As a result of the experience gained over such an extended term, builders nnd contractors can rely on having all orders entrusted to me executed promptly. Specialities: -Sand, Gravel, Garden Soil, Metal and Screenings. Y. JOHNS. Address: "Hillview," Dundas Street, " . Preston. Phone, Northcole 7G. Announcements. JOHN SHAW, SAND AND GENERAL CARTER, 329 High St., Noiitiicote. llanure, Garden Soil, Fil ling, Metal, Screenings, Ashes, Gravel, Carrum, Frankston, and Preston Pits Sand Supplied. T. COX, 28 Crawley St., Preston, Manager. Telephone, Northcotc 90. ATTENTION! J. BAKER, DYER AND CLEANER, CGI HIGH ST., THORNBURY.» (Opp. Tram Sheds). Ladies' Costumes an...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
Bereavement Notices I MR. E. FELLOWES and Family' desiro to express their deep appreciation of the many kindly expres sions of sympathy and respect received in letters, telegrams', and lloral tributes in their recent sail bereavement; and also to acknowledge the unremitting attention of Dr. Bradford and Nurse Hunter. —
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
' Wanted J^I,DERI,Y Woman offered comfort It able room, lire light, in return.for very easy services. Apply 59 High St., Northcoto. WASHING or Scrubbing, 3/- per Vt day; or scrubbing out empty houses. Apply XYZ, "Lender" office. \T 0 U NG Lady, smart sewer, to learn trade and assist in shop; refer ences. Apply afternoons, Macmillan & Co., Umbrella Makers, 33G Smith St., Collingwood. Board and Rotldence ( 1OMFORTABLE Home, laundry, V mending, for four men, £1 each. G Gower St., Preston. Wantod to Buy "I)OTTLKS, Bones, Rags, Zinc, Lead, J ) Brass and Copper. Highest price given. Cash on delivery. Letters re ceive prompt attention. H. Bishop, Darobin Itoad, Northcote. Phone, Northcote IJOULTRY of all kinds bought sold or JL exchanged. Highest prices given. Letters and post cards promptly at tended to. W. Key. Epping. WHISPER TO THE LADIES! Dainty Tables & Tasty Goods await you ut Miss Adamthwaite's, Opposite the Theatre, 215 HIGH STREET, NORTHCOTE. , Only the Best Fancy...
WEALTH FROM SAWDUST. Gas and Bread Made From It. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
WEALTH FROM SAWDU8T. Gas and Bread Made From It. American and ' Canadian sawmills liavo discovered that tlio sawdust which they liavo been perplexed how to rid themselves of as a worthless encumbranco Is worth at least £8 por ton. In Baltimore a chomlst lino perfected a process of extracting gas from sawdust, adequate . enough to supply a city like Ottawa with light and heat at Gd. por lOOOltt. This Is thought to portend that around the great sawmills, which liavo been emp tying their dust Into the Ottawa River, a variety of new Industries subsisting on It are likely to grow up. ■ In Austria, whore everything in tlio shape of fuel is boing carofully search ed for, sawdust Is Impregnated with a mixture of tarry substanceB and heated to the propor temperature; it is then passed ovor a plate of Iron heated by steam, from which a screw conveyor takes ft to a press, where it Is compressed into briquettes of the required size. Tlio press turns out about nineteen every minute, weigh ing tw...
Cat Calls. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
Cat Calls. They were engaged to be married, und called cacli other by tholr first names, Tom and Fanny, and ho was tolling her how he hud always Ulced the name of Fanny, and how it sound ed like music in his, ear. "I like the name bo much," he add ed, as a sort of clincher to the argu ment, i'tliat when my sister Clara ask ed mo to namo her pet terrier, I at once called her Fanny—after you, dearest." "But I don't eoiiBlder that any com pliment," said the fair girl, edging away l'rom him, "How would you lllte to liaTe a dog named after you?" "Why, thn-t'B nothing," said Tom, airily. ''Half the caU in the country are named after me."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
COMPULSORY INSURANCE Workers' Compensation Act 1914 This Act lins passed both Houses of 1'nrlinment mid will shortly become opera tive. 11 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 onch 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 for Northcote, Preston, and Fairfield, by the leading Companies to issue policies to insurers nt lowest rates. All information, rates, &c., at their oflices: HIGH STREET, NORTHCOTE (corner Westbourno Grove) HIGH ST., UPPER' NORTHCOTE (corner Normhnby Avenue) STATION STREET, .FAIRFIELD. Tel. 197G.
Polite Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
Polite Melbourne. It was lit u public-house In Mel bourne, where, ah olu- lady asked for j u unartern of gin in a'l>otlle. "We liave three kliids, ma am, said one of the grinning barmen. "We have oyxgen, hydrogen, and dry gin. Which will you take?" "Dry gin," replied the old lady se vereiy. When she was served she said. "I was not aware your master kept three asses before, but I notice that j •lie does. "Whore?" aBked the surprised bar man. -"Why, there," Bhe said, pointing to the other two barmen. "Thoro is Mr. Compass, Mr. Thomas, and—lot me so?, they call you 'Jack,' don't they?" "Yes," replied the barman. "Then," she said, as she politely bowed herself out, "goqd-night, Jack
BOWLS. JIKA DISTRICT COMPETITION. FINAL MATCH. WON BY THORNBURY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
BOWLS. JIKA DISTRICT COMPETITION. FINAL MATCH. WON UY THORNBURY. The final game in the "A" section of this competition, between Thornbury A and Ivimhoe A, was played on tile Pres ton green last Saturday, with the fol lowing result:— THORNBURY A, 95. Boyd, Smith, Ilosking, Ingham .. 23 Robinson, Cogle, Burgess, Wright.. 24 Sharp, King, Doran, Bainbridge .. 25 Slater, Murdin, Dickason, Meakin .. 23 IVANHOE, 71. Stone, Stafford, Page, Oakes 20 Burrell, Shaw, Sloan, Dr. Adam 18 Mcintosh, Rendle, King, Belinfanti 12 Willis, Collins, Scott, Batstow f .. 24 A match will be played to-day be tween Preston A and B teams. Saturday evening, May lGth, Thorn bury will hold a euchre party in the pavilion, open to members and friends. The president of the Thornbury club invites members to attend at the green at 3 p.m. sharp to-day to engage in a friendly game. Visiting bowlers will also be welcome. This may be the last play of the season, as the weather may break at any time. The Thornbury bowling ...
No More Questions Asked. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
No More Questions Asked. The Inhabitants of a certain county in England—we will not specify which —are especially distinguished by an Inordinate desire to become familiar with details of the private concerns of everyone with whom they come in to contact. Ilecently a stranger journeyed Into a village in .this county known as Mlrevillo, entered the local inn,' or dered refreshment, and Bat down. "Staying here, sir?" asked the land: lord. A brief nod was the reply. . "Business good, sir?" "I don't know what to make of It," said tho stranger. And then the usual angling for In formation began, till at last caino tlio point-blank question: "What 1b your ibusinoss, may I ask, sir?" The stranger rose, looked carefully around, and put his lips to the ears of the landlord. "I'm an Anarchist!" he said. "Wh-a-t!"- said the startled land lord,"ono of them that coom.fra.Rus sia?" "Aye,"&lt;-said the stranger; "and three days ago 1 was brought before the Tsar, who gave me tlie choice of Si...