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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
Announcemonts. P UliLIC NOTICE. Having severed my connection with J. Slinw, nml ufter six nncl a linlf years' experience of the requirements of tile Building Trade nnd General Carting: (,'U years with J. Shaw and 3 years as manager for Heron & Parker), I have decidcd 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 having all orders entrusted to me executed promptly. i Specialities: Sand, Gravel, Garden Soil, Metul and Screenings. Address: "Hillviow," Dundas Street, Preston. Phone, Northcote 7G. JOHN SHAW, SAND AND GENERAL CARTER, 329 High St., Northcote. Manure, Garden Soil, Fil . ling, Metnl, Screenings, Ashes, Gravel, Carrum, Frankston, and Preston Pits Sand Supplied. T. COX, 28 Crawley St., Preston, Manager. 'Telephone, Northcote 9(5. JUST WHAT'S WANTED HAY Cut for Fanners daily without notice—and no unnecessary waiting. This will save you both ...
The Answer. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
Tho Answer. Father, teaching Ills six-year-old son arithmetic by giving a'problem to hit) wife, begs hia son to liaten. Father: "Mother, if you had a sove reign anil 1 gavo you Ave more, what would you have?" StotUor (replying absently): "Hys terics." Sir Robert Peel and a friend were once going through a picture gallery where there was a portrait of a well- , known man who was famous for say ing sharp tilings. "How wonderfully like!" said tl\3 friend. "You can see the quiver on his lips." * "Yes," replied Sir Robert, "and the - arrows coming out of It." "I have patrician blood in my vein?. Members of my family were traced to Flodden Field In the days of chiv alry!" Young Lady (archly): "Oil! They traced them, then! So there wer« detectives even at that remote per iod!" » "I was not drunk," declnred a pri-. soner. "I was only intoxicated." "Ah!" remarked tlio magistrate. "That makes all the difference; I was going to fino you half a sovereign. As it is I shall only fine you ten shil...
Too Weak. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
Too Weak. Smith is u lover of cofi'oe, and un less it la both strong niul good tlio waiter at restaurant or liotol soon hears from him. Recently ho went into a restaurant for dinner. On raising his cup to his lips ho made a wry faco and then beckoned to tho proprietor. "What do you call tills stun.'?" ho asked. "Coffee," meekly replied tho man, somewhat surprised. "Coffee!" repeatod Smith, with acorn. "] could put a cotfee-bean into my mouth, dive into the Yarra, swim up to Kow, and I'll guaranty'.Unit anyone could ball up much bettor cof fee than this over tho entire route."
LITTLE BRAIN WAVES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
LITTLE BRAIN WAVES. Handsome men are. generally only clotlies-props. Cryin' over spilt milk ain't' no gooil —it oii'y makes It skimmier., A man- may And a woman's eyes beautiful and never know the exact color of them: Tho real: man-hater doesn't oxiat, and the sham one gives up directly her lips aro. kissed. ' The capable , woman will always have a baby to nurse, and the baby will, be her husband.' • i Poetry is a' charming hobby, but .there's no aioney in it, and. It has, a shocking effect on the hair. ; The happiest woman is the one who does not marry the man she loves; then "she can go on loving him. : Most women regard men as they do the Ten Commandments—something to be studied, but not obeyed. It's easiest to got a man to marry you when he first loses his head; then he'll do anything, and not know he's doing it. A platonic friendship usually ends' in the woman losing her heart and the man his temper ... or the man his appetite and the woman her complexion. Modest demeanor is no...
II. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
][. Hugh, of course, wbb much dejected, and lio would not deny it. To him it seemed monstrous that they must-lie sitting there in that busy hotel, cheek by jowl with tourists who had come to seo the citadel and to tear orange blossom from unoffending trees. The stories told of Dan Ilcresford by .his American friends wero justified be yond cavil. The man was nu .eccen tric, who shut Ills doors upon his fel lows when the whim took lilm, and would not open them oven at the call of a woman's honor. It seemed In credible, but it was truo. "Ho must have got my telegram," ho said at the tnble—"it would havo been returned to me, sural;', it lie-re fused delivery." Mat' settled that doubt by sending Legarro immediate ly to the post oillce. Tlio follow re turned in ten minutes with tlio desir ed information. Tho telegram had been dellvoretl "Tho nigger man, lie got him, mi lord. Tho peoplos at tho bureau say, Sir 'Eresford, lie is ill, and 110 mis take. His doctor, Mister Smeetli, lie gone .a...
TO MAKE COAL LAST LONGER. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
TO MAKE COAL LAST LONGER. ' Coal Is not used us carefully as 11 might be. Wheu breaking up a largt lump ot coal it is gonerally done b) Btrlklng it vigorously in a haphazard faBhion with the back 6f the axe which wastes the coal by pouudinf-.il to a dust. Now a coal chisel costs but. a few pence and this applied to the lump ol coal along the grain or Beam a1 one; splits it cleanly and without anj waste ot dust. The judge looked at the iirlsouoi keenly for n few moments, and tliei said:— "It strikes 1110 forcibly I have seer your face before," "That's where I always wear it," ro piled the prisoner, sullenly. Then the Court laughed, and' I took some time to restore order. Biggs: Halloa, old man! How arc you? Haven't seen you for a lont time. How's your brother- doing has he pulled liimBelf up yet?, Miggs: Do you ltnow that my bro ther has given up smoking, drinking gambling and all bad habltB, and lint gono to a quiet little place In tn&lt; country? Illggs: You don't Bay so! W...
AN ARTFUL MAID. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
AN ARTFUL MAID. "If you-fondly lovod ine, darling," i In her cur lie whispered-low; ,"Wliy unto my first proposal,' :vDld you sadden me with;'No?'" . ■ "Well," replied the happy maiden, ! : In i between a bill and coo, '"I'm- afraid' i. did It moroly, Just: to see . what you would do." "But," hfer! lover fond protested, 1 In a tone approaching pain, "What It I had: rushed off wildly, Never coming back again?" Hat she cried, "could not have happened, : Well I .knew what was in store, 'Ab I took a wee precaution— &lt; Darling, I—I locked tlio door!"
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. When boiling potatoes, aild just a little Bugar, as well as salt. They are far1 moru floury than IE only salt Is added. The white of a raw egg applied to a burn or scald will prevent inflam mation, be soothing and cooling, and relievo the stinging pain. When a fish-kettle is not available for boiling the fish, placo an old plate at the bottom of tho saucepan and tie the Ash in a piece of muslin. To. test mussels, add an onion when cooking them. Should tho onion turn black, the mussels should not be cat on, aB It is a sign that they are not good. If your ovon will not brown your pastry as well as you would like, put the cakeB or tarts 011 tho upper tray, and throw a little sugar 011 the floor of the oven. „ "When you suBpect worms at the roots of your plants, place a few un used matches, heads downwards, In the pots. The sulphur will Hill the worms and tho plants will be quite healthy again. - To prevent the juice of pies from running over spread n thin rim of but t...
CHILDREN WHO CANNOT SLEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
CHILDREN WHO CANNOT SLEEP., Indigestion, hunger, .exclloment, loo much homo work in tholr lessons,', fear of tho dark and loneliness are the principal causes of sleeplessness In children! Indigestion can generally be cured by giving a pinch of bicarbonate of soda In a winoglassful of water, for It Is almost always duo to acidity of the stomach, calised by too many sweets, tea, colfoe, or other food or drink that Is not; Bultablo for young stomachs, If" a child be hungry It. should be fed, a glass of warm milk and some biscuits,, a cup of milk gruel or any other light and easily-digested food being glvon half an hour before go ing to bod. No child under twelve or thirteen years of ago should be allowed to study between supper and bed-time. .. only, tires tho young brain and pro duces worry about the following day's work. . . When a child is afraid of the dark It cannot help it, and must bo hu mored mid treated with sympathy. It should be taught how baseless IU fears are, but, at tho ...
Pender's Grove Settlers' Association. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
Pender's Grove Settlers' Asso' ciation. The report and balance-sheet as sub mitted to the meeting of the above, showed that, taking everything into consideration, the affairs of the associa tion were in a very satisfactory con- dition, receipts totalling over £320, leaving the overdraft at about £230, which the association expects to con siderably reduce during the next six months. The ballot for officers resulted in the following being elected:—Pre sident, Mr. G. A. Schultz; vice-presi dents, W. Burchall and Chirnside; secretary and treasurer, Mr. J. Palmer; assistant secretary, Mr. A. Newell. Mr. Saxe, the retiring secretary, did not seek re-election. The co-operative store movement was referred to the executive committee for report as to ways and means. A sum of £4 12s 9d was collected from the members present to assist Mrs. Wright, whose husband was in the hospital. The newly-elected &nbsp; officers were installed and returned thanks. A proposal to establish a benevolent...
PRESTON POLICE COURT. Tuesday, 12th May, 1914. (Before Dr. Cole, P.M., and Messrs. Barrow and Ellison, J.'sP.) [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
PRESTON POLICE COURT. Tuesday, 12th May, 1914. (Before Dr. Cole, P.M. and Messrs. Barrow and Ellison, J.'sP.) Jeffrey Green, charged with entering a railway carriage while it was in mo lion, was fined 21s, with 17s 6d costs. Several cases of wandering cattle were dealt with by small fines being in flicted in each case. James Lucas Murray; inspector un der the Weights and Measures Act, charged the owner of butchery at 230 High street,Preston, with having a &nbsp; false spring balance. The scales were manifestly wrong, as shown by the dial, being 0ne ounce short weight. The defence was that the scales had been tested by the manager and found to be right a few days previously, but, like all other spring balances, were likely to be affected to a slight extent by weather conditions. A fine of 20s. with £2 2's costs. was imposed. Alleged Cruelty to a Horse. A case of alleged cruelty to a horse, brought under the auspices of the So ciety for the Prevention was dis missed, the evide...
Business Pars. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote 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 Hhe "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 enterprisin...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
COMPULSORY INSURANCE Workers' Compensation Act 1914 This Act has passed both Houses of Parliament nnd will shortly become opera tive. It 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 each uninsured worker, and a further penalty of £1 for every week during which lie 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 at lowest rates. All information, rates, &c., at their offices: HIGH STREET, NORTHCOTE (corner Westbourne Grove) HIGH ST., UPPER NORTHCOTE (corner Normanby Avenue) STATION STREET, FAIRFIELD. Tel. 1976. Special Notices QITY OF NORTHCOTE. PROCLAMATION CELEBRATION His Excellency the Governor of the State having graciously consented to visit Northcote on Wednesday Next, the 27th inst....
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
FOOTBALL. Northcote played a much-improved game in their mutch against Essendon 011 Saturday last. In tnc first quarter the home team made a pretty fair fight of it with 2 goals J behind, ns against Essendon's &lt;1 goals 2 behinds. The shooting on both sides was fairly good. At hall time Essendon had scored 8 goals •! behinds to Northeote's '1 goals 5 behinds. The Northcote men kept up the battle ably, but all through it was a ease oC lighting 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 finnl was—Essendon, M.13; Northcote, 7.9. Amongst the Northcote forwards liillett 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 inst...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES Don't hurry. Take your time up I he hill. Homember, wlion you got Ihoro you muat climl) down again. More people have lout their liven, or :lielr balance, in tumbling down than in trotting up. Tnko your tlmo, nlso, your lunch and your stoutest iega. Keep your breath and your prcBencj j! mind. Clive lieed, or way, or any thing else you can oparo, when :i rock Is rolling towards you. Thla Is i alow world, and a alow man la al way» ahead of you. You may run your hardest, but you will never catch up to tho slow man. You may pas? a thousand, but you will always have a lazy fellow to overtake. You movo In a circle, and bo does overybody else. You may travel that circle six ty times, but ono lml( of tho popula tion will alwnys bo plodding after you, while the other half will be toll ing ahead. You may travel like greased lightning, and tho rest of th» clrclo may crawl like worms. Tho worms will ovor bo, on your o'rbtt, and, If you rush them for a thousand years, you wil...
C GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
C GRADE. The match between Preston and Haw thorn was played last Saturday on the Preston oval, and as it was the first game played there a fair crowd wit nessed it and seemed to take a deep in terest in the many points of the game. The locals proved far superior to the visitors and scored 18 runs to 1. Blun- I dell pitched in his best style and had all the strikers thinking. Gillies caught well as usual, but his throwing to second, at times, was a bit strong. Westmore land, on 1st base, played his usual safe game. The batting of Preston was again commented upon. Geo. Sykes played for the first time with Preston and hit a home run and also two other runs. P. Howes also hit a home run. Mr. Martin umpired and W. Dickens acted as foul line umpire. Scores Preston—3, 5, 0, 7, 2, 1—18 Hawthorn—0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0-1. To-day Preston play Northcote on the Preston oval, and as neither team has been beaten this season a good game should be looked for. Preston will have their gold and blue uniform ...
More than His Money's Worth. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
More than His Money's Worth. ' \?Ife (whoso husband had Just boon knighted): Have you hoard from the man who offered to traco our pedi gree? HuBband: Yos, ho lias found out more than enough. Wlte: What did you pay him? Husband: Fifty pounds—to hold his tongue! I havo heard of men who would dio for a woman, but never of one who would go without his dlnnor for lior. A married woman Bays the way to be happy with a husband is to learn to bo happy without him most of the tlmo. Marriage Is like tho stage scenery; it looks woll from a distance. , Women should have two great ftlmu in lite—trying to be beautiful and succeeding in balng pleamnt, ■
WOODSTOCK NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
WOODSTOCK NEWS. Under very adverse weather con ditions the coursing club's second meet was commenced at Donnybrook 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 could not be accepted. Hares were scarce and only 11 trials were dis 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 Hanuske and Smith, of Epping, the re spective owners of Eastern Fairy and Drifting Cloud, agreed to a division. Both dogs ran consistently throughout, and more should be heard of the pairbe fore the season terminates. The stake was 21 pups at 30s. Winner £16, runner up £8, third dog £4.
JOHN RUDD'S SECRET. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
JOHN RUDD'S SECRET. By C. D. Leslie. To John Hiidd, busy at Ills doBlc— ho had just returned from n flying business trip to tlio Continent—tho card of Miss nerthn Heath was brought by Uls secretary. Tho mil llonnlre read It, wondering who she was, then Ills eye caught the address In the corner, and his face clouded, as though recalling an unpleasant me mory; after a long pause ho bade Par ker admit Miss Heath. "I will see her alone," he added. Tho Interview took place In tho mil lionaire's house In Berkeley Square, much of his work being transacted there. A girl entered—a thin, frail figure in black, with frightened eyes and hesitating mlon. Mr. Rudd rose and shook hands with curt civility. "I heard In Dresden of my old friend's death. I'm sorry I was unable to return In tlmo for tho funeral." "This letter—sho wrote It two days before sho died," said tho girl, timid ly proffering It. Ho waved her to a scat, opened, and read tile following oplstle:— "Dear John,—I've always pro mised ...