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PHONETIC SPELLING. EDUCATION DIRECTOR'S ADVOCACY. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
PHONETIC SPELLING. E;DUCATION 1)1 RECTi)OR'S ADVO CACY. The adoption of lilonctic spelling in tlhe State schools is being achieved by the Education department with very great cau tion; Its effortls hav& so far been con fined to the simplification of a few words. C(ommenting on the movement abroad for siml)lificd spellilng, Mr. F. Tate, I)irector of Education, remarked the other day taat the necessity for a system of simplhffed spell ing of English was forcing itself upon the attention of educationailists in many patte of the Empire. This:. week it was one of the topics at the conference of educational associations of Great Britain at the Uni. versity of London. Pyofessors Murray and Rippmann were dealing with the sub ject. The Simplified Spelling Society of Eng land was. endeavoring to secure a lan guiage commission to.. consider. tlhe whole. question. .ichi a commission,.if represen" tative of the differentr pa'its of the Empire; aid ?vorkingi wit the Simplified Spelling Bo...
POLICE PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
POLICE PICNIC. The fifth Victorian poiice picitic took the form on Thursday of a Ba..htrip 'by the H'ygCia to Queensceliff. 'Abo.ut 1100 excur sionists were on board. Lunchelon was lield on thc :.trip down, ?iuder the pre-. sidency of .Superintenderit Milice, who pro-, posed 'the toast of the King:. In the course of an informal address, Super nten dent Milne referredt to the harmony exist-. ing betrvween the public and its servants the police as a satisfactory sign of the times. The police :ystem, like other human institutions, was not perfect, and however hard the memCnie- of the force might strive to attain a liigh staridard of efficiency they sonmetimes made mis'takes. I When they did a vigilant press could be relied upon to brinng them under the search light f crlticism. H: did not blame tirhe press. for tlhant. Fair criticism was a good thiing for the public.. and it .was also. a good tlhing for the police, becinuse it stinu lated them to render to tlhe nublic the very' best se...
FALL OF EARTH IN MINE. THREE MEN INJURED. BENDIGO, Wednesday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
FALL OF EARTH IN MINE. THREE MEN INJURED. BENDIGO, Wednesday. Lansell's Little No. i80 mine, ,at Iron bark, was thle scene of a selnsational acci-. dent this evening. A large quantity of earth, estimnated at between 200 and 300 tons, fell away from overhead in the wor;k ingrs on the reef above the 400 feet level, and three men, named'Carl Webber, Wil liam Carter and Leslie Maher, were caught: by the fringe of the falling :mass. Lights Were blown olit, and for a time a state of chaos prevdiled. Tlie accident signal was given, and the men fromi other parts of the mine were soon at the scene of the accident..The injured men were re leased as quickly as possible. Carter sus tained a compound fiaeture. of..: the left leg and other injuries; Webber had severe scalp wounds, while MIaher: cescaiped with minor abrasions. Alll were sutffei'ing badly from shock. Dr. Il. Boyd v-as 'summnoned to tl.e mine, and temporarily attended to .tlie injuries of the men,. iWho were then removed to .hospita...
DROWNED IN SHALLOW WATER. A WOMAN WITNESSES TRAGEDY. BALLARAT, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
DROWNED IN SHALLONW. WATER.i A WOMAN WITNESSES ThRAGEDY. BALLARAT, Thursday. The dleputy coroner, Mr. John 1raser, J.P., to-day opened an magisterial inquiry regarding the death by drowning at Viewc Point, L'ake W\eindource, of the boy Alfred .Francis Collins, aged eight yeal, son of Mr. Arthuri Collins, draper, of Laurie street, Mount. lleasant 1!vidence was given by several witnesses, including\Wal ter. Collins, an clder brlotlher of deceased. Tlhis lad stated he and ?,vecal companious missed deceased, who was sailng a .toy boat in about 3X feet of aPer.. They :went in search of him, and founi himi struggliing a few inches under the watcr, and. only about a dozen YaWds from the 1anding ailace. W\itneEs got.down the oiq pole with a hdook and tried to hook thie dccased, hut could not reach hiltu. A'young an cam e.n acl oss to the pbint in a .rowing boat, but. lie said JIe copld not swim. ir 1inally, Mr. George Johnston,- a; memiber of tlie WVi doouiee Itowing Club, was inforumed of ...
A MOTHER'S GRIEF. STEALS HER OWN DAUGHTER. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
A MOTHER'S GRIEF. " STPEALS HIER. OWN DAUGHTER.1 A grief-striclen young mother, wliose crime consisted of wanting to be with.h er own children, brokle down pathetically i.. the City Court on Thurday durinR the hearing of a charge against her, and btirst ing into tearis said, "I don't carie ;ha~t happens as lon, a's 1. can be with my chil dhen." 'The statement 'aippealed st'iongly to the sympathies of all in tile conl&. Throughout the hearing of tilhe ease the woman was very excited and emnotional. The case .was one in which Mabel Lucy Lawson, married, was charged on a prJ: visional warrant with having, .at :Rhine Ville, South Australia, on l2st Noveber, withiout State authority, taken a State child, Owendoline Ethel Lawson,7 aged five, from the foster parent, Allen G. Payni. The child hadll been boarded .out by the State on account of the father's conduct. 'Constable T'. XV. Barber said the woman was arrested at Flinders-street .railway station on Wednesday. The child; w~h w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
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LETTER DELIVERIES. ACTION TO REMEDY COMPLAINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
LETTER DELIVERIES. ACTION TO REMEDY COMPLAIBNTS.. Mr. Oxe;hiam, secretary of the Postal S department, has obtained returns on the complaints that have been made from timE to time tihat thle first Melbourne delivery of letters is in some cases not made be fore it is neccs.ary for business people to leave for the city. The Inspector of Letter Carrier Walks reports that owing to the large inci'ease of correspondence during December, and not-' withstanding the assistance given during the IerLiod, the letter carriels at a nmimber of oteffices uwere unable to give the public the senrvices required Under the normal con ditions now existing, an improvement in the deliuveries u of thle-last six weeks can be expected. In South Yarra Lthe latest delivery in normal conditions'is in Punt road, finishing at 9 a.m. A relieving carriel, who is at present doing the work, was a little later for a few days. in 'oorak ,the service will improve as normal conditions . are attaine'd. In Canter bury, the c...
STUCK FAST IN A CHIMNEY. AN OLD MAN'S PLIGHT. BALLARAT, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
STUCK FAST IN A CHIMNEY. - AN OLD MAN'S PLIGHT. BALTLARAT, Thursday. A well-known resident of the farming township of Weatherboard, in the Lear month district, had an unpleasant experi ence yesterday. He had" been paying visits to some friends in the district, and on returnir~ to his cottage, in which he lives alone, he found he had lost the key of the door. The situation was rendered aw kward- by the fact that the windows wer e all fastened, and there was no sky light to permit of an entry to the build ing. The unfortunate cottager, who is well advanced years, at last hit upon a pla-n which he thought would overcome the difficulty. He decided to gain an entry to the cottage by going down the chimney. The chimney was not a high one, so he procured a stroig piece of rein, and, se-. curely fastening one end to the house, he let the other end down the chimney, access to hichl. hle gained by a ladder. He locwered himself half way down the chim ney. and tlhen stuck fast. He was in ftlus ...
SEASONABLE RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
SEASONABLE RECIPES. Rhubarb Delicacies.--lRhubarb is gner:ally sened stewed, wihh a cuetard as an aceompani mcnt. It is excellent scr.ed in this way, but the followirig rccipesOwill be found useful to ri.g the changes. SRhubarb Shape.--Ingredients: Stewed ehuburi, sugar to sweeten, stale bre.;d, custard. Method. -Line a pudding basin with a thin slice of bread or s:age sponge-cake Stew the rhu.arb gently for a few minutes until tender, sweeten to taste, pour Ibis into the middle of the modild, and do ver the top wijth more bread. Place a plate on this and press with a we'ght. Allow to. cool, turn out, and pour round a carefully-prepared cus tard. N.B.--SWhen stewing "rhuharb it should be- done in a double ccoker, cuttirg the sticks into even sized lengths anrd not too shcrt. It should never be allowed to break, and will be ready in a few minutes if the rhubarb is young and frehl. Mer:ngue of Rhubarh.-lngredients: -. lb. stew:dil rhubarb, 2 oz. sugar to sweeten, 2 eggs, 2 table spoon...
EGG RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
EGG RECIPES. Rice and Eggs.-Place a layer of-cooked rice on a hot dish, add some lightly poached eggs on top of this, and, arrange mnre rice round the eggs. Set over boiling water to thoroughly heat, garnish with thin rolls of fried bacon and toast. N.lB.-Slices of tomatb or musl.rooms are excel lent served instead of bacbn and toast. Macaront or spaghetti nmay be substituted for rice.. Eggs with Parsley Sauce.-Boil the eggs re quired until hard, and then remove the shells and cut them ir. halves lengthwise. Arrange them carefully on a dish and potr .oer them osome parsley sauce, allowing a pint of cauce to about six eggs. L.B.-Poachedl eggs on toast are exoeelent when ecatedl with onion sauce. Indian Eggs.-lBoil as many eggs hard as w:ll be required; cut these in half and renmove the yolks. Rub the yolks through a sieve, add an onion .carefully fried, also a little, wvel nmade cu:ry 'fauce. Fill the egg cases with this mixture, press the. two halves togethere,. brush with. g~~, and...
A DAINTY TEAPOT HANDLE HOLDER. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
A DAINTY TEAPOT HANDLE HOLDER;. Two or three of these useful little articles are generally required in a home, and they can be made out of almost any small remnants of material. One cut oval in shape, should measure 5 inches in width and 6 inches in lengt~h. The edges, cut into small curves, are finished off with a buttonhole stitch of silk. At the top of the holder place a smart little bow of ribbon, with a loop arranged above, by .which, i. desired, it can be hung up. The outside of the holder can be made of silk or linen, and an embroidery design adds to its ap pearance. A number of pieces of thick cloth, of any kind or color, .are required for the inside of the holder. They must be cut slightly smaller in size, and then sewn between the two pieces of silk or inen, which form the exterior.
STEAM DISINFECTING APPARATUS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
STEAM DISINFECTINGTus. APPARA-i A simple, device for disinfecting by steam th?t has reeontly bien injveted by a Frenchman cosis?tz oCf a boiler tfor the water, -wlic: is heat ed by an alcohol tamp, the steam passing off by n.~!ras of a flexile tube and nozzle. The steam jet is used at !ow pressure so as to avoid i aw ing ir a rush of air, w~hich migit interfere with thb, action of the steam. As microbes are de stroyed by Iecat above the boiling point, the simple steam jet serves to kill microbes, insects and teheir eggs. The apparatus eay be usrd for disinfectieng woodwork, beds, carpets, 'linen alnd other cbjec~s without injury to the articles, and a: also serves to purify places where a conl: tagions disease has existed. The device is er-laimd to be e.pecially effective in destroying bed bugs. The beier holds about cne-half gallon of water.
PAPERHANGING AT HOME. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
PAPERHANCINGC AT HOME. .Landlords are not overfond of paperina and piinting their tenants' abodes, and they usualy reckon that a roomn ought not to require atten tion of thist kind oftener than once in seven years. This seemns an-~age in the town, where smuts and dust soou play havoc with decorations, though in the country, where conditions are dif ferent, walls and paint keep fresh and clean for a long t~ime. ut why .await the landlord's pleasure? Why not take your courage in both hands, and, if your walls look dingy, paper them yourself?' Wall papers cost anything from dL per piece upwards. You can buy a very -nice one for 1/3 or 1/6 per piece, and the better qualities are easier to handle than the cheaper ones. They are usually 21 inches wide, and sold in lengths of 12- yards, so by measuring the walls you can reckon exactly the quantity you require. If a patt'erned paper is chosen, allow two or three extra yards, because you may have to vaste the material in matclhing the design...
MONDAY, 8.30 A.M. SOME REFLECTIONS ON A BOILING COPPER. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
MONDAY, 8.30 A.M. SOME REFLECTIONS ON A BOIL ING COPPER. "The copper's boiling"-this is the com mnon phrase of early Monday, the house ;rife's call to the weekly task. Let us follow it with a question that is hot so simple as it sounds:-"What.is it boiling for?" Most people would answer, '"Why to boil the dirt out of the clothes, of course." Quite so, but for health's sake ijomething mdre than dirt has to be done 4way with in the household washing, namely, the seeds .oE infectious disease. Infection may be commuqicated to a whole city (and beyond it) from one single. patient, of which the small-pox epidemic is a case min point. It is due to tiny organ isms hardly visible through a microscope but intensely alive, thrown off in the course of the disease. These float in the air or dust and drift to clothes and house linen as naturally as steel draws to a inagnet; we call them "Germs," or seeds Sof disease, because just as an ordinary seed grows to a plant, so a disease germ on a human ...
USEFUL RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
USEFUL RECIPE.S. Fish is a most desirable article of food, biut I find that if it is served boiled or friend, th~e children soon get tired of it, so I sometimes give them Cornish Pasties.-Ingredients: , lb. short pastry, J lb.. minced beef or bacon, salt and pepoer. 2 potatoes cut in dice, 1 teaspoonful chopped onion. Mlethod: Prepare the short crust, arid cut into rounds with a saucer. Place on the centfe of each a little of the minced beef vell Seasoned, 'aio a portion of the raw potato cut into snmall dice and a proportion of the onion. Bring the two edges of paslt-y together, and pinch along the top. Bake in a hot oven for half an hour. Dish daintily on a paper soylcy or folded serviette. (arnishs:with parsley, and serve hot. Curried Lentils.-Take 1 lb. of lentils, wash tlhem and place them in a saucepan with suffi cient cold water to cover them, and boil the lentils till they burst.. Put a little beef fat in: a pan, chop four csiions quite small and fry them, addiing one large ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
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HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. To Stain ]loards.--If you want the boards round a room stained, don't get a man to do it. Do it yourself. It is very little trouble, andl need only cost you about threepeace or four pence to do. Buy 2 oz. of permanganate of potash (obtainable at any chemist's), and dis solve in a quart of boiling water. Paint thi~s over the Iloor withi a brush, and when dry polish with beeswax and turpentine. Potatoes.-When boiling potatoes add half a teaspoonful of sugar as well as salt. It makes them nice and floury, and. they do not taste sweet. SThe Bath.--The quickest way 'to clean a discolored bath is to rtub it with a little inely powdered bath brick and a few drops oft paraffin, and tthen wash with soapsuds. If; after cleaning and rinsing, you fill it with. cold water, and let this remnin in for a few hours, all snwill of the paraffin will disl-ppear. To Clean Windows.-Windows look much brighter nihen cleaned with alcohol than wlien water is used. First dip a duster ih a lit...
THE KITCHEN. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
THE KITGWHE. 3More Suggestions.-iere are a few more sugges tions as to how stale bread can be used:-Manke it Into Bread .LRaspings.-Collect any bits of staile crusts, crumb, &ec.,..no matter how hard. Break in pieces, and bake in the oyen until they are a pretty brown. and quite ~crisp. Then poulnd in a mortar; crash -with an iron, run through a nnc ing machine, or sieve through a wire sieveo anl keepo in a dry tin. They are useful ~or coating boiled ham or baceon, or to sprinkle on fish or au gratiU prepanMtions. Make it Into Friedil Broadcrumbs.-Bike- the bread until crisp, thezt crulsh and pass through a Avire sieve. Mfe!t soimn butter in a trying pan, allowing an ounce to thlree tablespoonfuls oaf crlumlbs, and fry until the crumbs are hot and have.,absorbed the butter. Lift then' out, draiu on' piaper in a hot place, and serve. They are used to cocompany roast game, and it is a cheaper method t?han using fresh white crumbs. Make it Into Crouton.--Cut the bread into neat...
A CONSTABLE DISMISSED. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
A CONSTABtLE DISMISSED. The Chief Commissioneir of Police has decided to diimiss from the service Colistable T. A. Hoban, of Hawtlhorn. The decisipon is the outcome of an inquiry into a complaint of a citiczen, who alleged that Hohan had assaultedl him. Hoba:n, who had fourteen years' service, was also fined £1 in connection with the offence.
RAILWAY REFORMS. MR. FITZPATRICK'S REPORT. AUTOMATIC SIGNALLING. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 24 January 1914
RAILWAY REFORMS. MR. FITZPATRICK'S REPORT. AUTOMATIC SIGNALLING. The report by Mr. WV. Fitzpatrick, Chair man of tile Victorian iailvway Conmmis sioncrs, as to inquiries in Europe and America in connection with the selection of an automatic signalling system for the Melbourne suburban railways and other Imatters, was on \VWednesday prsentd to Mr. Mackinnon, Minister of ll.:lilways. It was arranged thait Mr. FIitzpatrick should visit Great Britain, Europe and America, accompanied by .Mr. F. M. Cal cntt (engineer of signal;) and E. C. Blazey (superintendent of goods train service), of the Victorian Railway dcpartmcent, for the purpose mainly of imvestigating the safe working devices in use on electric railways m other parts of the worhl, with a 'iew to the determination of the methods to be elploycd, when the Melbourne snaurhan lines are electriied. lie states tiait tihe - closer iheadtlway and increased numi br r of trains, combined with otiter rcuasons, render it necessary, in the c...