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COMPOSITION FLOORING FOR SHIPS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
COMPOSITION FLOORING FOR SHIPS. \ composition flooring has at last been Invented which seems to meet ;he requirements demanded by ship. Juilders for waterproot deck ani floor coverings. The chief difliculty with ;nor composition floorings has been that they are too hard, and cannot be sept front cracking under the strains and stresses of a floating structure. The new composition has such resill ency and power of expansion to take up the vibrations of a ship and all changes in temperature, fron 30deg. below zero in winter to 100 dog. In the summer, In addition, tie flooring forms a perfect bond with wood, steel, and concrete-so perfect that it can. ,tot be removed except with a hammer and chisel, As it is entirely mineral in character, it is absolutely proof against cold, fire, or water. The com. position Is a mixture of asphalt, pow dered stone, and other ingredients, which is cooked in a mass for many hours. It Is applied boiling hot and solidifies quickly. While It Is per. fectly ...
Preston Branch A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
Preston Branoh A.N.A. ----*----~ The usual meeting was held on Mon day night, the president, Mr. Bartley, in the chair. It was resolved to send a letter of thanks to Mr. Barrow for ser vices rendered to the lodge as trustee. W. Zwar was appointed to the position of trustee, rendered vacant by Mr. IBarrow's resignation. Preston branch is to meet North Melbourne on June 2:3rd in the semi-final debate, the sub ject being- "Should the Australian States be unified?" Preston takes the affirmative. Three new members were elected and three prolposals. Mr. Bart Icy resigned as president, on account of going to Brisbane. Mr. 11. 11I. Jarvis was alppointed honorary optician to the branch. A first-class syllabus has been drawn up for the half year.
NEW INVENTION MAKES SEA SAFE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
NEW INVENTION MAKES SEA SAFE. A remarkable Invention pregnant with useful possibilities Is the wire less long-distance mirror. Its purpose, in brief, Is to convey an Image In the sane manner that sounds are now colllmmulitcated, It Is it radleal Improvement on thle old-time camera obscura, a structure In which the real image of an object Is projected upon a white table or other plane surface. Not only does the new apparatus reflect on a mir ror all objects located and all happen ings occuring within a much greater area tha: the camera obscura, but it operates at night, Just how the machine works has not yet been revealed, but It is known to consist of a web of wires attached to a tall mast, and it is this web that receives the Impressions and projects them on to the mirror located at the base of the imast. The principal value of the now aill paratus will be in its application to ships. It is expected to prevent coll stons with other ships, Icebergs, or derelicts by disclosing the wh...
NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY, By the attendance on Wednesday evening at monthly sqgial and dance of the above society it is very evident that these functions are gaining popularity, Long before the time of starting the hall was crowded with an audience that would be a credit to any city, It must be pleasing to the Chief (Bro. John Angus) and his committee to see their labors so well rewarded. The third Wednesday of the month is evidently being "booked" by the Northcote citizens. From the entry of the chief (accompanied by the pipers, under Piper Major Hugh McIntosh,) to the last item of a lengthy programme, the warm reception accorded the various items must have gladdened the hearts of the artists and made them feel as if it was "just like bein' at hame," Mr. J. E. Preston's fine baritone voice was heard to advantage in "Tom Brown" and "Trooper Johnny Ludlow," in both of which he had to submit to encores, Miss F. Pascoe Webb was, as the Scotch say, "uncolguid," In "Robin A...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES, Corks may be made airtight and watertight by keeooping thlem immers. ed In oil for live minlltes, ink stains on tile fingers may be re moved by slightly damping the brim. stone end of a match, and with rub. bing the stains. When boiling fowls or fish, add to the water in whlclh they are, boiled the Juice of half a lemon. This will mnake thornem beautifully white. if miotlhs are in a carpet, spread a damllp towel over thie part ani iron it dry with a hot Iron. The beat and steam will kill the worms anrd eggs. Every woman who cuts.out from a paper pattern knows of the bother In pinning it flat to the cloth. Take a hot iron and smooth the tissue paper pattern over tie cloth, and It will roe. main fiat witlqult pils, To clean a mackintosh or dark cloths from mud stains, brush off all the 1ud and rub all stains with the cut surface of a raw potato, then sponge with clear water, using a piece of dark material for sponging. lieforo blacking tie stove, rub soap. suds on th...
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. Three star features will be shown to night for the last time. 'A splendid Pathecolor drama, "A Woman of the People," a thrilling circus romance, "In the Lion's Den," and a stirring story of ranch life, "Shorty's Sacrifice." The usual matinee takes place this afternoon at 2.30. A magnificent Pathhe color drama of modern warfare, "The Curse of War," is announced for three nights, commencing Monday, June 22. Apart from its intense dramatic inter est this powerful production gives food for serious reflection. It not only deals with the terrors of present day warfare, in which aeroplanes are destined to play so large a part, but also reveals the ap palling and often unthought-of conse quences of international strife. A NIGHT IN BONNIE SCOTLAND, On Monday next the management has arranged an All-Scotch night, every picture excepting the star, "The Curse of War," will be appertaining to dear old Scotland. "The Life of Robert Burns," and "Mary Queen of Scots," are two big ...
WHY BAD TEMPER MAKES YOU UGLY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
WHY BAD TEMPER MAKES YOU UGLY. By a Medical Man, It is said by many people that, whilst the art and science of surgery ad vances by leaps and bounds, the sister science of medicine moves onwmrds very slowly. This shows lack of know ledge. It must be admitted that sur gory has made marvellous progress of late years, Things thought impos slble a score, even a dozen years ago are of everyday occurrence now. An Incised wound of the heart has been stitched up, a ruptured bladder sutured, a stomach removed, the large intestieho excised, a piece of diseased bone sawn off and a piece of sound bone grafted In its place, and all the patients recovered, But the physlcians have not been Idle, The researches in embryology, tracing the origin of tissues and the gradual building-up of the more complicated organs, .have thrown much-needed light on the most vital phenomena of life, Inquiries into the molecular changes of nerve cells, the chemistry of the human body, the activities of certain bacteri...
South Preston State School. HONOR LIST. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
South Preston State School. HONOR LIST, The progress examination at the above named school has just been completed by the head teacher. The following are the results for the honor list: Grade VIII. (maximum 00)-A. Dyer 73, Ivy Hughes 72, K. Porteous 72, A. Walker 69. Grade VII. (maximum 90)-Ivy Hurl. stone 78, H. Coleman 76, H. von Mylius 71, R. Walker 70, L. Coe 70, R. Ratz 69. Grade VI, (maximum 90)-Dorothy Dyer 79, Frank Pethebridge 79 Muriel XWailes 76, Russell Porteous 75, David Ross 74, Claude Tierney 73, Frederick Piks 70, Ruby Hawkins 70. Grade V. (maximum 80)-Enid Zwar 73, Charles White 71, John Finlay 71, Ethel Ratz 70, Iris Richards 68, Alan Hill 68, Robert Coleman 67, Olize White 67, Albert Pritchard 66, Norman Wil kinson 61, Cecil Miller 61; Grade IV. (maximum 70) -Gerald Vivian 65, Rita Hall 65, Linda Pearce 62, Doris Redmond 61, Robert Miller 60, Amy Madden 59, Bruce Watson 58, Annie Tuppan 57, James Anderson 56, Percy Jones 55, Edwin Rogers 55, Royal Thor. sen 55, Br...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
Church Notices. ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, AL NORTHCOTE. Sunday Services: Morning, Service of Admission to C.E,M.S. Special Address to MEN, Rev, A. B. T'?.RESS. Evening, Rev. CANON ARCUDALL (of Sydney). Thursday, 25th June, Children's Tea Meeting, Distribution of Prizes, and Lantern Lecture by Mr, F. G. Barley. H OLY TRINITY, THORNBURY (Railway Parade). Sunday Services: 8 a.m., Holy Communion. 11 a.m., Morning Prayer and Sermon. 7 p.m., "The Mystery of Religion." Girls' Friendly Society Quarterly Cor porate Communion, 8 a.m. Rev. C. W. Wool. ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, PRESTON. Sunday Services: 8 a.m., Holy Communion. 11 a.m., Matins, Address, and H.C. 7 p.m., subject, "God's Call." Rev. B. C. A. EVA. TORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN N CHURCH (JAMES ST.) Minister: Rev. R. W. ROCK. Sabbath Services: Morning at 11. Evening at 7, PRESTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Sunday Services: 11 a.m., Rev. J. M. JAMES. 7p.m., Young Men's Service, Mr. F. L. HERIOT, subject, "A Young Man's Lapse and Recovery." Sankey's Hymns,. In...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
FOR INDIGESTION, BILIOUSNESS, AND ACIDITY. Keep the Rain Off! HAVE your Umbrella Re-Covered and - Made to Look Like NEW at Mrs. PALMER'S, 267 High Street, North cote. New Stock of Fancy Goods, Stationery, Post Cards and School Requisites. ORDER YOUR Printing and Stationery at "TILE LEAIDEII" O()iICI:, NORTIICOTI?. Every description of work executed. Phone, Northeote 46, ROD V4RIYWHIrFtj. MR, & MRS, CLEVELAND Professors and Teachers of Refined Ballroom Dancing, give STRICTLY PRIVATE LESSONS, any hour, daily, evenings, and hold SurPERIOR ADUIT BEGINNERS' CLASSES on Monday Even ings, 8 to 11. And on Tuesday Evenings Wednesday ,, Instruction, 7,30 to Thursday ,, 8,30 Friday ,, Practice from 8.30 Saturday ,, I A Id on Saturday, Afternoons, 3 to 5.30. At their Academy, No. 264 DRUhMMOND Sr., CARlTON. Call, Write, or Phone 5608. Prospectus Post Free. Announcements. UNDER ENTIIn:LY NE\w -- MANAGEMENT - The Regal Cafe 98 SMITH STREET, C O LLl N G:W,O O D, Dinner from 12 to 2. Ladies'...
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
LOCALISMS Elsewhere Cr. W. Glanfield announces that he will again seek the support of ratepayers of the east ward at the forth coming municipal elections, A meeting of ladies desirous of assist ing in the fancy dress carnival, to be held on 15th August, is to'be held in the Northcote town-hall on Thursday evening next at 8 o'clock, At the Northcote Revision Court on Monday, 500 new names were admitted on the rolls and 200 struck off, the latter comprising deaths, removals, etc. A picture night in aid of the public ibrary is announced for the Preston I shire-hall on Wednesday evening next, when there should be a large attendance. Signor Manzoni, mandolin player, of the Margaret Cooper Concert Co., has been specially engaged to appear at the I.O.R. anniversary concert in the town hall, Northcote, on 1st July. [Advt]. Members of the Thornbury Bowling Club are requested to attend at the green to-day and bring their saws and hammers to take partin working bee to erect picket fence on Bal...
THE RISK OF BEING UNINSURED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
THE RISK OF BEING UNINSURED. ACCORDING to Charles Lamb, when a Chinaman wants roast pig all he has to do is simply to. set fire to his hut, but we in Australia would require at least a fatted calf or two in addition before even an accidental "burn" might be classed among the luxuries. Indeed, it appears that if aperson elects to take the risk of not insuring, and a tire occurs, doubly serious consequences are entailed. In surance protects in more ways than one, as shown by a case at the Northcote court this week. The insured ones not only get a monetary recompense .pro portionate to loss, but have the free use of all the fire-fighting bodies and appli ances the districtpossesses. Not so the uninsured. These unfortunate individ uals have to suffer the full brunt of loss by fire and water, and are liable to be made to pay very heavy charges, in ad dition, for the use of brigade and appli ances, as illustrated in the case under notice, in which the Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board sued...
Preston A.W.A. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
Preston A.W A. The usual fortnightly meeting was held in the Rechabite hall on the 8th inst. There was a fair attendance of members, Mrs. P. Howard (president) in the chair. One new member was proposed. Prizes were won by Miss cidstono for introduction of most new members, and Mrs. Jones for attending most meetings during the last half-year. Next meeting is 22nd June, and to ar range visit to Met. Fire Brigade at Eastern Hill on the 25th.
PATTERN FOR CHILD'S MAGYAR DRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
DtEBSS. Thlis useful little magyar dress may be made of delaino and trlinmmed with fancy brald. It is also suitable for cashllmere, sorge or flannel. It repre. senth "Evorylady's Juurnal" pattori? No. 125 and is cut in one size only for a chlild of two years. This pattern may be bought for ninepence front local pattern agent, or will be sent post free to any address if ninepence In stamps is sent to Dept. "A," "Everylady's Journal," 371 Swanston-street, Melbourne, State number of iattern and size required. If a penny stamp is 'sent to above ad* dress, a 4Spp. catalogue will be sent to any reader who writes "sotnd free catalogue." The Veracious \'Verger: "In the far corner lies William the Conqueror; behind the organ, where you can'l; see 'em, are the tooms o' Guny F'awkes, !Robin 'Ood, and Cardinal \Volsey. Now, does that guldoebook, as I sees you 'ave In your 'and, toll you who Is lyin' 'ere, s8r?" The Scoptical Tourlst: "No; but I can guess." A Nonconforllst mlinister wrote to ask...
PRESTON I.O.R. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
PRESTON 1.0 R. The fortnightly meeting was held in the Rechabite hall on Tuesday evening, There was a fair number of members present. The meeting was presided over by Bro. Lydiate, D.D.R., who was given a warm welcome. A suggestion was made for a first-nid class, and en quiries are to be made, The balance sheet was read and adopted, showing a credit to the sick and funeral fund of £1945 13s Id, and to the management fund £23 is 8d, which was regarded as being very satisfactory. The juniors will not meet again until Monday 29th, Two propositions for admission were re ceived, after which Bro. Lydiate gave an inspiring address.
EDUCATION OF THE YOUNG. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
EDUCATION OF THE YOUNG. 1By a Mother. For all purposes of permnlaent in fluence, no period Is like childhood and youth. And a man's youth, for moral improvement, lasts the whole of his allotted lifetime on earth. Some young people grow old too fast for their highest advantage. They think they have finished their education while yet in their teens. And some mothers foolishly grant practical ad mission to the idea. But education is never finished so long as opportunity continues, however early it may com mnence. The whole of this short life may be called the period of youth for purposes of improvement. It is the period that determines the weal or woo that comes after it. And of this brief probation the first half is gen orally decisive of all that follows. 'hl' shape of the tree is that which it took when a twig. "The child is father to the man," simply because the man Is formed in childhood. Old age Is generally the ripe fruit of which childhood and youth are the seed-time and period...
Preston Boy Scouts. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
Preston Boy Scouts. At the meeting held in the troop hall, Preston, on June 11th, for the scouts boys' bazaar, Mr. W. Sone was appoin. ted joint secretary, to act in conjunc tion with Mrs. F. Sheppard; Miss A. Nielson, vice-president; and Mr. Holli day, general treasurer. Several names were added to the committee list. Two gift evenings have been held and a use ful lot of articles obtained. Good reports were read. After business musical evenings are held, which prove very enjoyable. The following took part:-Mesdames Booth and Finlay, Miss Parkin, Messrs Blair, W. Fry, V. Fry, Sone, Doutch, and Lancaster; Mrs. W. Fry accompanist. Next meeting, June 25th, magazine and post card night.
Northcote Branch A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
Northooto Branch A.N.A. The fortnightly meeting was held at the town hall on Thursday, June 11, Mr. Newell in the chair. Three now members were elected and two nomina tions. A lecture was given by Mr. Hodge, which was enjoyed by those present. The next meeting will be held at the committee rooms on Wednesday, June 24th, instead of the usual night,
BASEBALL. A GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
BASEBALL. A GRADE,' Carlton defeated Northcote last Sat urday at the Carlton oval by 6 runs to 1. The winners thoroughly earned their win, their battery being in good form, and their fielding smart and clean. Northcote's battery was weak, nine batsmen being struck out, Crawley and Gibaud formed the Northcote bat tery, and both put up a good game. Begg at second base played a fine game, handling seven plays without error, but otherwise the infield was not up to winning form. To-day's match is against St. Kilda at the Northcote park.
DIFFERENCE IN GOLD. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
DIFFERENCE IN GOLD, .lost peoplle suppose (says an as sayer) that all gold is alike when re fined; but thils Is not the case, An experienced man can tell at a glance from what part of the world a gold pieces comes, and in some cases from what part of a particular gold district the metal was obtained. The Australlan gold, for instance, is dls tincily redder than the Californian, and this difference in color Is always lpereoptlble, even when the gold Is 1000 line. Again, the gold obtained from the placers is yellower than that which is taken directly from quartz. Why this should be the case is one of the mlysteries of metallurgy, for the pla. eer gold all comes from the veins. The Ural gold is the reddest found any. where. Few people know the real color of gold as it Is seldom seen unless hearv ily alloyed which renders it redder than when pure. The purest coins ever made were the 50 dollar pieces th at used to be colmion in California. ,'heir coinage was abandoned for two reasons fir...