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Property Sales. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
Property Sales, Stott and Bastings desire to draw special attention to sale on Wednesday next by order T. L. Taylor, Esq., who is leaving on an extended tour. The properties' comprise Mr. Taylor's resi dence known as "Rolyat, and fine w.b, villa adjoining. The superior fur nishings contained in "Rolyat" will be effered at 12 o'clock, also Hu lmobile motor car; properties will be offered at 3 o'clock. Cutalguou9 t gtliccus
Pender's Grove Settlers' Association. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
Pender's Grove Settlers' Asso olation. A large attendance of members of the above assembled at the hall on Wednes day, June 10th, Mr. G. Schultz presid ing. Mr. J. Richmond, acting on behalf of two donors, presented,to the members several sets of games, which were ac cepted, and made good use of after the adjournment. A strong working com mittee was elected to make further progess with the proposed co-operative store. Mr. E. Day s benevolent fund scheme was also dealt with, and its Euc cess is assured. The euchre party and dance, on Saturday last, was a decided success, socially and financially.
A CHAMPION BAG SEWER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
A CHAMPION BAG SEWER, A couple of years ago Councillor DI)arley, of Georgetown, South Aus. tralia, created a record by topping up and sewing 327 bags of wheat In one day. Last season, however, a young farmer, scardely in his teens, iMr. Gor don Dunsford, of Redhill, easily eclips. td thi record by completing 4?25 bags in one day's work. On December 15, Mr. Darley made another effort to secure first honors, and succeeded by sowing 440 bags in a day's work. Every one of the bags was entirely new, and purchased this season, An average of 17 Atitches a bag was made, or approximately 7500 altogeth. or. All the bags were well filled, Dur ing a spurt Mr. Darley, who had pro. viously achieved a reputation for co lority in this department, was sewing at the rate of 40 bags per hour. The day's work was completed at 0,45 pm., and time occupied over two lunches and dinner has to be deduct ed from the time available for work,
WITH VILLA IN MEXICO. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
WITH VILLA IN MEXI00, "The army," explains John Reid, writing from Juarez, Mexico, "about 200 horsemen and 500 infantry, were drawn up in a great hollow square two ranks deep, compl6tely surround ing that immense plaza in front of the race track. They were in all stages of attire, of course, but much more uniform than the federals at OJouaga. About two-thirds of them had blue denim suits (overall stuff), and the rest more or less khaki. But every soldier had a different bright colored handkerchief around his neck, and a different colored serape strap ped on his saddle-all colors, vivid and faded, and mottled like leopard skins. Their faces were STRONGLY INDIAN, for tihe most part, very dark-there were small boys not 14 years old, I should guess; too- but their riding boots were magnillicently varied,.some reaching to the hip, and ornamented down the sides with buckles like sil ver dollars. They rollicked around like kids, stealing rides on street cars, making football rushes at each...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES, To relieve toothache, rub baking oda(l rountl the tooth and rinse the mouth with hot wator. To polish a black marble clock nib over with olive oil and finish with a clean chamois leather. Varnished palper on walls should 1e cleaned with a Ilannel dipped In weak tea antd polished with a dry cloth. A shiple, effective glue that is Inrmless, colorless, and odorless can be mnade by adding ordlnary tapioca to water and boiling. When baking stmall cakes or bunts, flour the tins Instnead of greasing them. The cakes will not stick to the tins, and will bake luite as well. When plates annd dishes have to be warmed in the ovefn, if a newspaper Is placed underneath, it will break the heat and pro\vent the plates from cracking. Frost-bitten voegetables should be soaked in cold water for one hour be fore boiling. A plece of saltpetre should be added to the water in which they are cooked. Where screws are driven into soft wood and subjected to conslderable strain, they are very ...
THE ROMNEY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
THE ROMNEY. By W. C. FLOOD. "Three thousand eight hundred pounds!" muttered Isaac Bergenstein, as lihe leant back in his chair and gaze ed at the canvas before him. "Three thousand eight hundred, and I ought to have got it for three. It was that beastly Yorkshireman who did it and he knows as much about plctures as a tom cat. 'thought he'd never stop ",dding. I've got it, though, after all, and its worth every penny of five thousand pounds. A Romney like that isn't picked up every (lay, But it's a beastly swindle, all the same, having to pay through the nose for ,t like 1 ve dolne," Bergenstein was generally looked upon as a shrewd judge of old pie. tures, and their market value--par ticularly the latter, that being the point with which lie chiefly concerned himself. For, after all, did not a good picture represent money, and was it not nat ural that one's interest in it should be proportionate to the amount of solid cash that it would realise? The pictures that I3ergenstein bought ...
RISE OF A REBEL. MANKILLER, BANDIT & SOLDIER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
RISE OF A REBEL, MANKIbIIEIa, DANI)IT & SOLDIER. It is barely a year ago since Pan cho Villa escaped from the United States border controls and Mexican In fantry to take the field with a single horse, which had been "borrowed," two sacks of flour and nine men. Last month he returned with ten thousand followers, mostly well-armed quick-moving cavalrymen, thirty eight large field-pieces, fifty rapidl-liro guns, at train-load of ammunition, and other train-loads of supplies for his troops, and over 6,000,000 Mexican dollars. Heo controls the richest mines and farm lands in Mexico to day. All this in twelve months. And for fifteen years lpreviously, while waiting his chance, he was a man killer, a bandit, and a soldier of for tune.
BUTTER FROM THE NORTH. DRY AUTUMN AFFECTS VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
BUTTER FROM THE NORTH, DRY AUTUMN. AIF'EC'TS VICTORIA. Victoria, which recovered herself from the boom calamity by starting the Australian dairy industry, now re ceives butter from Queensland and Now South Wales-States which but tardily followed her into this field of rural enterprise. Shiploads of Syd ney and Brisbane butter are coming into Melbourne every week. The cir cumstance is not usual. Victoria had a dry autumn and the Northern States a wet one; at the same time, butter prices keep low in London, and con sequently Melbourne agents were able to got butter down from the two other capitals at a price which allowed pro fltable competition with the local pro duct. The occurrence goes to show that Australia is rapidly becoming a self-sustaining country, as she should be, Not many years ago Australia was importing butter from Europe, and now she is helping to find the old world in that and many other food stuffs,
Foiled Again. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
Foiled Again. .Papa Bonding keeps a pretty sharp eye on his daughter Mary, and many a would-be lover has taken a walk for a few minutes' conversation with the hardlhearted parent. "You seem like ai nice young man, and perhaps you are in love with Mary?" "Yes, I 'am," was the honest reply. "Haven't said anything to her yet, have you?" continued Papa Bending. "W1ell, no; but I think she recipro cates my affection," "Does, eh? Well, let me tell you something, tier mother died a lunas tic, and there's no doubt that Mary has inherited her insannity." "I'm willing to take the chances," replied the lover. "Yes; but, you see, Mary has a terrible temper, She has twice drawn a knife on me with Intent to commit mlurder," "I'm used to that-got a sister just like her," was the answer. "And you should knq', that I havo sworn a solemn oath not to give eirry a penny of my property," con t!nued the father, "Well, I'd rather start poor and build up. There's more romance In it, Mir. BeDding," continue...
LEGACY OF OLD HORSES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
LEGACY OF OLD HORSES. A legacy of £12,800, to be devoted to the establishnient of an asylum for old horses, has been beiquenthed to the mnunleipallty of Vienna by Herr Franz Dizony, who recently died at \liskolez. Mlore than a hundred horses, don keys, cats, dogs, and birds were main tained by hint in outhouses and stables on his property. With the 6x ception of his valet, rierr Bizony had not set eyes for twelve years on a hu. man being, lie had been jilted by tihe daughter of a member of the Hungarian Diet, anlld from that time he sought compltn lonship only amnong the annmals which Ihe kept. lie frequently remarked to his servant that they were far profer able as friends to meon and women,
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
FOOTBALL. The efforts of the Northcote commit tee to improve the status of the club by the inclusion of more experienced play ers has had a marked effect in recent games and on their present form the team are a force to be reckoned with. Playing against Williamstown on the latter's ground last Saturday they made the seasiders "go" for the whole of the journey. Northcote lost the game in the first quarter, during which they had considerably the best of the play, and had that fickle jade, Fortune, been more kindly disposed to them they would undoubtedly have won. As it was the game was in doubt right up to the call of time, the final result being-William stown, 6.18; Northcote, 6.6. The most conspicuous players for Northcote were -H. Thomas, Bassett, Cole, S. Hall, Johnson, Teesdale, Jackson (3 goals), Beck, and Rahilly. Northcote play Prahran at Toorak Park to-day. The battle for inclusion in the first four by Association clubs promises to be very keen. With seven matches to go eight...
MARRIAGE LOTTERY. BRIDEGROOM DRAWS BIG PRIZE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
MARRIAGE LOTTERY. BRIDEGROOM DRAWS BIG PRIZE. Miss Josephine Barjyder has just been married at Racine, Wisconsin, and has thereby earned an inheritance of £12,500. Mr. Stephen Cesnandra is the lucky man. Miss Barjyder, who is 20 years of ago, recently received a cable from Berlin announcing the death of an uncle, He left the legacy to her on the condition that she should by July 1 file a certificate of her marriage in Berlin. She had known Cesnandra for less than a year, but she did not hesitate to confide her secret to him. lie of fered his services to help her out of the difficulty which her uncle's will had imposed upon her, and she promptly accepted them, The couple made a hurried trip to the office of one of the judges, a 11i cense was procured, a special dis. pensntion was granted, and the mar riage was celebrated. A copy of the marriage certificate is now on Its way to Berlin. It will reach its destination in time to en. title the bride to the legacy.
IT HAPPENED IN THE DICTIONARY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
IT HAPPENED IN THE DICTIONARY. A zouave with a zebra, On a zero night in June, Wooed a Zulu on a zebu, 'Neath a zingaroguish moon; In his zeal he strummed a zither, Called as witness Mister Zeus, As he told his Zulu Lulu That he loved her like the deuce. "You're a zany," she retorted, "For your name begins with Z, There's another zone for lovers, That looks very good to me"; Then the zebu zigzagged onward, Left the Zouave in a daze, While the fickle Zulu maiden Sought a husband in the A's. This is the time of year, cold and windy, when you should give any red nosed man the benefit of the doubt. A trained ostrich recently discon certed Its exhibitor at a country show by continually endeavoring to break away from ll restraint and to climb over the footlights into the orchestra. The widely advertised act came to a sudden end, and the professor emerged from behind the curtain and apologised for tile actions of his pet in about these words: "Lydies and gentlemen--lli am ve'ry sorry to di...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOUROES. A young man who has a small es. tate in the country fell in love with a Hobart girl, and in his case the course of true love did run smoothly. After a brief courtship the wedding day was fixed, and the girl's father excelled himself in the lavish arrangements he made for the wedding breakfast, The best business people in Liverpool and Elizabeth streets received orders for the supply of articles for the break. fpst table, which rather abtonished them. When the wedding day arrived the breakfast table was the theme of general admiration, The onead of the family, who had shown a lordly dis. regard for economy, was praised by all; even his better half was astound. ed at the liberality displayed, as she knew how mean he usually was. The bride effusively thanked her father for the beautiful wedding breakfast, and the "old man" rose very much in the estimatlon of his new son-in-law. About a fortnight later the son-in-law received a bulky letter from his wife's father, ...
BYRON'S DEFORMITY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
BYRON'S DEFORMITY, \Vhon, with the severity of human opinion we judge the poet 13yron for his small vanity, and, indeed, for his vices, we should charitably remember that his nature was warped through a cruel affliction. lio loved beauty with all his heart and soul, and hia own deformity, which was not only lameness, but ug. lness of the limb, was very hitter to hiii. lie had "the form and face of an Apollo, with the feet and legs of a satyr." One day, after a bath, he held out his log to a friend who was with him, and said: "I hope this accursed limb will be knoclted off In the war!" "It won't improve your swimming," sanid the other. "I'll exchange legs with you, if you will give lme a part of your brain." "You would repent of the bargain," said the poet morosely. Ile who cannot feel friendship is alike Incapable of love. Let a woman beware of the man who owns that he loves no odle but herself,-Talloyranud
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
BURN YOUR OWN SMOKE. When the late James Anthony Proud"l ,,nblis ellI his volume of Qeep. = ;!·t!-I;, .- ., entitled "Tlhe '"mIn. Iu,,. PaL lithl," T'holmas Citlylie's t:uff coinluelnt on the book was that rlttude "should burn his ow\\ sntloke aid not trouble other people's nostrils with it," This criticisml may have wounded Froude, but it certainly corrected him, for he soon liat his tendency to turn his heart Ins'!e out for other pe(o ple's inspectlon, n?d though he was alwnys a doubter, his denials were few, and he did not offer hlis doubts to the public as a wholesome spiritiual food. Most of us imake more or less smoke; we do not burn with ia clear bright flaneo. When h a preacher ilt' his congregations his doul - loexitles andt guesses, he i:, thg off snioke. lWhien a mlan pi:rad cn his trials and dilliculties and displays iir. rltability that eveorything is not going to his mlinld, he is blowilng off smoke. We do not say a human life can be free from this waste product any mn...
WHITEWASHING TREES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
WHITEWABHING TREES. Doubtless the old-time fnrmcr who whitewashed his fruit and other trees about his house did so mainly to pre sent a neat appearance. But many of them did it as well to kill insects and their eggn which were harboring lun der the dead bark of the trees. The use of lime as one of the ingredients In mixtures for the killing of insects and the spores of Iujurious fungi, has been in practice for very many years. When a boy learning the gardening business, I well remember the head gardener using a mixture of lime and sulphur and common garden soil to paint grape vine canes in the winter season. The garden soil was for the purpose of giving the mixture the hue of the grape cane, that It might retain its natural appearance. 'Th'e foliage of these vines were never troubled by insects or blights. At the same time that the vines were painted a little sulphue. was dusted about on the com mon flues, which were almost wholly used for heating greenhouses in those days, to keep ...
NORTHCOTE'S ELECTRIC LIGHTING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
NO? THCOIE'S ELECTRIC LIGHTING. ''he City of Northcote electric light ing and power scheme consists of three substantial brick substations, Nos., 1, 2, and 3. No, 2 is situated at the corner of Langwell's parade and High street, and contains 1 six-panel E.H.T. switchboard, which is fed by a 500 kilowatt 1000 volt concentric E. I.T. underground cable from the Melbourne Electric Supply Co's. meter house at the Clifton Hfll boundary. From this E.H.T. switch panel the various feeder underground cables reticulate to No 1 and 3 substations, also to Preston, to which boundary a 200 kilowatt under ground cable is laid, the current being manipulated by means of 4000 volt oil switches, with suitable tripping coils and time-limit apparatus of modern design. Two of the panels feed the 100 and 50 kilo-volts ampere transformers on the high tension side. The mains from the low tension side are led to a two panel secondary switchboard, on which are mounted the street light switches and fuses, also ...