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FEATS OF THE BLIND. Sightlessness Not Necessarily a Handicap to Success. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
FBATt OF THE BLIND. Stghtleoaness Not Nocesearil/ a Handicap to Success. It Is really •wonderful what the 'blind can learn to do for thomsolvea. Quite lately, a blind, deaf and dumb girl wrote to the secretary of the In stitution where site had been tralnod to tell her that alio was staying in the country, and was greatly enjoying the games of.tennis and croquet. It Is well known, of course, that El ites Keller Is similarly handicapped, yet she. is one of the most learned women in the World, and hor books are not only rend in America, Britain and the Colonies, but nro translated into many foreign languages. She has declared tbnt If Bile mot a person in tne Desert of Sahara \vllom she had ;met but once before, she would know Instantly who It was by their charac •torlstlc scent! In New York a blind barber is do ing extremely well, and It Is said that he has quite as few slips of the razor as the average barber who lias all his faculties. In fact; anything which re quires great delicac...
POULTRY THIEF CONVICTED. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
POULTRY THIEF CONVICTED. Alfred John Bennett pleaded guilty at the Northcote Court on Monday to two charges of having stolen fowls on April 25. Mr. A. E. Jones appeared for Bennett. Constable J. Wise stated'that a 1 a.m. on April 26 he observed Bennett crawling over the back fence of Mr. G. Phillips's premises at Thornbury. Bennett entered the fowlhouse, and he was hurriedly making his escape when wit ness called on him to "Stop!" As Ben nett continued running, witness fired oyer his head. The report of the revolver brought Bennett to a stand still. Mr. Jones.—Don't you think that Bennett is a bit simple? Witness.—If he is, there is a method in his madness, for on the night of the fowl-stealing he was wearing "sneak ers." The Bench sentenced Bennett to three months (cumulative) on each charge, the sentence to be suspended on nis finding two £20 sureties for his good behaviour for 12 months. Mr. Jones made an earnest appeal on I behalf of Bennett, who, he said, was not a criminal, bu...
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Before cooking dried fruits, such as apricots or pruneB, Boak th.em in boil ins water InBtead of cold, nnd when cooking add a teaspoonful of vinegar. This improves the'flavor. • A troublesome corn can' be eased by a' poultice composed of a thin slice of lemon «irn over it during the day. To remove a rusty screw, first ap ply a very hot iron to the head for a short time, then immediately use the screwdriver. To test the purity pf coffee, pour cold water on it. If the water as sumes a brownish hue it may be con cluded that there is chicory with it. To remove red ink-stains from table linen, spread freshly-made mustard^ oyer the istain and leave for about ' half an hour. Then sponge off, and all trace of the ink will have "disap peared. Cayenne papper- is ■ oxccllent to rid cupboards of mice.- Tlretfloor-'should - be gone over carefully, and each hole stopped up with a piece'of rag dip ped in water and then in cayenne pep per. ■For chapped hands take two or . three all...
PRESTON ELECTRIC LIGHT EXTENSION. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
PRESTON ELECTRIC LIGHT EXTENSION. To tho Editor. Sir, —I read with some interest the article in your issue of the lGth inst dealing with the subject of Preston's Electric Light Extension, and agree with the writer that it is a matter of congratulation that the Preston council has now decided to go into the question of a comprehensive scheme of electric light extension. The article further states that the ratepayers should appre ciate thejstout-heartedness of the coun cillors in refusing to enter upon piece meal extensions, and goes on to com mend the council's display of "back bone" &c. In the first place, may I point out, that the councillors have | alreudy agreed to extensions of the I lighting area in certain favoured I localities outside the limits of the | original scheme, on individual appli- j cations, and it was only when my appli- j cation for an extension came before the I council that the decision against exten-1 sions was given. I do not desire for a moment to re...
THE COLD BATH. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
THE COLD BATH. j If you do not feel warm after a cold batjt you had better not'take it, for it Is doing you no good. Wo do not take cold baths forUhe sake of cleanliness; cold water may, wash off t£e superfl' clal dirt, tout,It. does not extract-the dirt from the poreB. We plunge into cold water .-solely for its invigorating eliect, and unless we get that invig orating effect from It we had better seek the Invigoration in some other way. . Cold water'applied suddenly drlveB the blood from the skin by constrict ing the . capillaries.- It also adminis ters a light shock to the nerveb, which has an awakening effect upon all the muscles of the ibody. The capillar ies being closed, the resistance of the blood to the heart pressure is greater. The heart responds to this resistance by greater effort; it beats more rapid ly and with stronger force. The blood surges through the body more BWift ly, and forces; its way through the capillaries as soon as the cold that has closed them is withdra...
Not a Banquet. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
Not a Banquet. A story Mr. Tnft tells Is about a number of old men who, having bean schoolboys together, thought It would be an excellent plan to have a New Year banquet together in memory of old times. • The moBt enthusiastic "old boy" among them went to the banquet ex pecting to have a pleasant evening talking over schooldays, but be was bitterly disappointed. One man had a troublesome heart, and he would talk of nothing else; anoLher had gout; another bad a bad liver; another was worried about his kidneys; another's indigestion mono polised his attention; aud so on, each had trouble with some organ or other. When he returned home soinobody asked the enthusiastic man how he had enjoyed the banquet. "Banquet!" he exclaimed bitterly. "It,wasn't a banquet, it was un organ recital!" _____ .Mother: Here is the man far that clock to be repaired. Get it for him, Tommy; Where la it? . Mother; Upstairs, of courco. tommy: Oil, I thoufilit It hud vnii down,
GIRLS' HAIR. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
GIRLS' HAIR. The care of'a girl's hair during her childhood bits much to do with its laicF beauty. With tlio exception of an occasional clipping or singeing of iho cuds where a tondcncy to split is uatlccablc, the growth of the hair should not be interfered with. The old idea tnat It ought, to be cut short In childhood Is not iiow entertained, except In special cases. It is unwlso to truat the dally comb ing of a little girl's hair entirely to ;he nurse, certainly not without fre quent overlooking. Hasty combing. Injures the hair by breaking It, It should bo carefully brushed out, tho hair being separated Into strands If It shows a tendency to mat. If the comb,' at the end of the operation, lias gathered a considerable amount of knots and Bnarls" and long hairs, the method has not ueen proper. It is possible to brush out a tangle of locks and scarcely lose a hair, but it takes euro and patience. It is also unwise to wash the hair ;oo often, as it makes It dry and brit tle. Profuse p...
W.C.T.U., Northcote Branch. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
W.C.T.U , Northcote Branch. A drawing-room meeting wus held in connection with the first anniversary of the above in the Church of Christ, High street, on Tuesday last, when over sixty ladies were present. Mrs. Teviii, president of the North Carlton branch, presided. The following officers were elected for the ensuing twelve months:—President, Mrs. B. E. John son; treasurer, Mrs. J. Grant; secretary, Mrs. E. T. Brown. Mrs. F. G. Smith was appointed .supt. .of D.R. meeting, Mrs. Stephens supt. of W.K. signal, and Mrs. Mcmbrey absentee anil sick visitor. Mr. Day, minister of the Church of Christ, spoke of the great work the W.C.T.U. was accomplishing, and urged all women present, if not mem bers, to join and help, and so strengthen the cause. After a nice solo rendered by Miss Thomas, the State President, Mrs. C. Downing, addressed the meet ing in her usual able manner, and said that members would feel greatly en couraged by the temperance report given at the Presbyterian General As s...
BOXING CHILDREN'S EARS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
I BOXING CHILDREN'S EARS/ - A physiological journal some time ago condemned the practice of boxing children's ears. Tile passage of tlie car Is closed by u thin membrane, specially adapted to be influenced by every Impulse of the air, and with nothing but the air to support It in ternally. If anyone designed to break or overstretch the membrane, he could-scarcely devise a more effective means than to bring the hand sudden ly. and' forcibly down upon the pass age of the ear, thus driving the air violently before it, with no possibility for its escape but by the membrane giving way. Many children are made deaf by this practice.
The Northcote Austin Hospital Effort. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
The Northcote Austin Hospital Effort. The final meeting of the committee of the entertainments held recently in con nection with the Druids Gala and in aid of the Austin Hospital was held on Wednesday evening. The secretary submitted balance-sheet, showing re ceipts .£195, made up as follows:— Ticket sales, £183; donations, £&lt;1; Pen der's Grove Association, £5; lioyals club, .£3; total, £195. The expenses, which were keptdown as low as possible, amounted to £50, thus leaving a balance in hand of £145, which is the most yet obtained by the local committee, and was considered very satisfactory. The mayoress, -secretary, Mrs. Key, Mr. Adfington and Mr. Findluy, were nomin ated as Life Governors to the Austin Hospital, and votes of thanks were passed to the mayor and mayoress (Cr. and Mrs. Dennis) and to the secretary.
TAKE A HOLIDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
TAKE A HOLIDAY. Run away from home for a few days when there is a'£ood opportun ity. If yon are'the home-maker, the family will rejoice on your return, and there will be something new 4o tnlk about and a wider outlook on life for yourself. The nose that is kept constantly at the grindstone grows sharp. . . .
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
CHURCH NEWS. Empire Day falls this year on Sundayv which is also Asccnsion Sunday. The Hcv. E. 0. Knee will preach at the two Preston Methodist churches, and will deal with four remarkable incidents of May '21, viz.. Our Empire, The ! spacious limns of Queen Victoria, John Wesley's spiritual birthday and the Saviour's ascension and coronation. Al) Saints' church of England,Preston, will hold a floral fair at the shire hall on October 8, J), and 10. The Rev. Alexander J. Stewart, of Keaufort, will preach at both services at the Preston Presbyterian church to morrow. I The morning service at the Congregn- • tional Church will be conducted by the ! Rev. G. .1. Williams, of the London Mis sionary Society. Mr. Williams is tile Australasian manager, and is a pulpit orator. The pastor, at the evening ser vice, will speak principally of No Licence. The Rechabites wtll be pres ent. A retiring collection will be taken up at both services. The Northcote city council, at its meeting on Monday, ...
TO GIRLS WHO FAIL TO PLEASE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
TO GIRLS WHO FAIL" TO..PLEASE. To girls who, for' some undefined reason, fall to please in: a-general way, though here and there: theymay gain a friend, an admirer, a lover, and who would like to feel a conscious power to attract a certainty of social success at any time-or place, there is this to be Bald.- - ■ To begin with, a soft voice and a quiet manner are desirable; sympathy is not easily expressed in boisterous tones, or a bustling-mannered demean or. Given.these, there are few precepts to remember. • Do not nsk a series of deliberate questions, but try to ascertain -what subject interests your partner in con vereatfon.'and ff you know little, or nothing of'it, be Buro that an intelli gent listener is always appreciated. Even the dullest-seeming man, the most raw youth, has some coign of vantage where he feels at home; and if you lead him to talk of this, and you demonstrate the fact that he. in terests you, you increase his self-re spect, you convey-a pleasant tingle of. sel...
Preston A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
Preston A.N.A. The above brunch held its usual meet ing in the Bradford Hall, Mr. Bartley in the chair. Advice was received from Metropolitan committee that Preston would-meet the winners of the North Melbourne and fcilsternwick teams de bate. Coburg branch enclosed compli mentary ticket to the president. Ono new member was proposed. A commit tee was appointed to actwith Northcote in arranging u visit to the Metropolitan lire brigade station. Messrs. Maltzahn and Dywer submitted the met. commit tee report, which was a lenghty ono. Nominations of ofiicers evoked much competition, nearly every office being. contested, and no fewer than six stand ing for metropolitan committee. At [ next meeting election of-officers takes' place, >
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
■■ Mv Tailor "The very firBt Suit l._ tailored for me settled the ques tion. • Materia', cut, fit, and finish pleased me so well simply couldn't puss him for my next. Let him tailor you a Suit and see-if you don't agree with me. His new 1914 Suit ings are exceptionally fine. Patterns post free if you cannot call. Cr Smith St. and Johnston St. COLUNGWOOD JU
Jika Motor Cyclc Club. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
Jika Motor Cyclo Club. The nbove club- held their 10 mile handicap last Saturday. Fully 200 spec tators witnessed the race. The results and time are as follows:—C. Wood, 2J h.p. Douglas, 1st; V. Yann, G h.p. Jap, 2nd; A. Reddie, 5 h.p. Jap, 3rd. V. Yann secured fastest time, covering the distance in 10 min. 53 sees. Members who wish to witness the 2 mile fly this afternoon are reminded that the time of leaving the town hall is 1.45 p.m. sharp.
NORTHGOTE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
NORTHGOTE THEATRE. "London by Dny and Night" proved nn enormous attraction at this popular house of entertainment for the first three nights of the week. Great in terest attaches naturally here in Aus tralia to the monumentof the Metropolis and from start to finish the huge audi ences followed keenly every single scene and the film was an unqualified success. The stars now showing are of exceptional interest. The Vitagraph railway drama, "The Wreck," in which two trains are seen rushing headlong at each other, takes pride of place, nothing more sensational or effective could possibly be imagined than this picture. A pathetic Irish drama "The Wearing of the Green" is also worthy of special mention. They will be screened at the matinee to-day at 2.!i0, and for the last time to-night. The attraction com mencing Monday next "Out on the Deep" is a magnificent Nordisk produc tion, it is a fine story, splendidly enacted and remarkably realistic, whilst a chase along the sands in which a ma...
SCOTTISH SOCIETY CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
SCOTTISH SOCIETY CONCERT. The conccrt and dancc, under the auspices of the- Northcote and Preston Scottish Society, on Wednesday evening at the town hall, was, as usual, a de cided success. The large building was crowded with an appreciative audience, the items being applauded to such effect that; the programme wan doubled in length, each performer being honoured with insistent recalls. The entry of the Chief (Hro. John An^us) to the accom paniment of the society's pipers, gave the requisite * 'patriotic flavor" to the gathering, and tne charmin;: &lt;»M Scotch songs compelled attention and admira tion throughout the evening. In his two scheouled numbers. "Mary of Argyle" and "Mountain Lovers," Mr. Percy J. Illundell was heard to much advantage, responding in each instance to flattering recalls, as did Mir'.s liea i trice Iiiggins, whose contributions 1 "Lo, here the gentle lark" (Bishop), i and "The Little Damozel" (Novello) were dainty musical gems, the first mentioned bei...
Preston A.W.A. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 23 May 1914
Preston A.W.A. The usual fortnightly meeting was held on Monday, 11th mat., the presi dent, Mrs. Howard, in the chair, and a fair attendance of members. One new member was elected and welcomed. Nominations for officers were received. After the business a memory competi tion was held and won by Miss Wilson. Next meeting May 26.