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FOR THE FARMER. FARM JOTTINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

FOR THE FARMER. FARM JOTTINGS, Public prosperity is like a tree. Ag riculture is its roots; manufacturers and commerce are its branches and leaves, If the roots suffer the leaves fall, the branches wither, and the tree dies. Well-built, ellicient fences, kept in repair, not only place an important appearance value on a farm, but they pay substantially in protection to crops and stock. The country has one trade-farm. lng-and every country boy has some fundamental stock of knowledge. Why not adopt the sensible plan of grafting his education upon It? Quiet firmness is Important in hand. ling horses. The cool assurance of a masterful horseman produces an im mediate effect upon the nerves and behavior of a fractious team. It is useless for anyone to'attempt to make a farm pay unless he has a love for his work, If hq has a genu Ine love for It, everything he puts his hand to seems to know It, If his spe cialty is plant growth, whether fruit, vegetable or cereals, it Is astonishing to his ...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
COST OF BAD TEMPER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

* COST OF BAD TEMPER. "By getting into a rage the work of to heart riay be increased from 152 to 224 footponunds p.er minute. Keep yaur temper is, therefore, good' ad. vice." This was one of the remarks made by Mr. J. Strickland Goodall In his lecture on "Heart Strain and Its Prevention," at the Institute of Hy giene recently, He further remarked that if you go to bed at ten o'clock in stead of twelve you will save your heart in the course of a year 876,000 foot-pounds of work, wilie an hour's rest on Sunday afternoon will save the heart 62,400 foot-pounds of work per annum. If love gets into the average utod ern courtenip as a stowaway, even, he is lucky.

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A COOL CUSTOMER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

A COOL CUSTOMER. A few days ago I net with the toughest case in my whole expert. ence, said the agent of a very sue cessful debt-ru;.etlting; firm. I tackled my man for £3 ho owes to a restau:.. rnt, He's in artist, "I'm sorry," baild ho, leaving oi work on the picture, and pushing bhi velvet smoking-cap. on the back of his head, whi..) hIe looked lazily at the bill, "but I cannot pay this for a few months yet.' "Why not?" said I. "Eecause I have a r cre pressing I'ability." "More pre,'sing than a hill of thui kind?" said I, sarcastleall3. "Yes, a good deal,' said he, 'I'm buying a pa!' of shoes on the instal. rment plan, and the eocrond shoe is to be delivere t.o'day if I can make palr tal payment. 'Tre enoi is here," said he, tapping his waistcoat pocket. "All right," I said; "but you just give that coin to mne on account, or I'll sell you up.' "Sell what up?" he drawled out, "Why, these piicuren," said I, sweeping my arm in i comnprehenive way round the studio. "These pie'nrea? A...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TWIN-BEARING EWES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

TWIN-BEARING EWES. A remarkable line of investigation, which is of great Interest to sheep breeders, is being pursued by Sir Alexander Ui. Bell, at one time geolo gist of the Domlnion of Canada, on his farm in Nova Scotia. For some ten or twelve years he has been endeavoring to fix a breed of sheep having four or six milking teats, and producing twins at a birth. He noiiced that the proportion of sheep having four developed nipples was larger among twin-producing ewes, and this started him on his quest for a co-relation between the two. In a few years he produced a strain of ewes which had, as a normal condition, four teats of nearly equal size, all yielding milk, by mating four. nippled ewes with four-nippled rams. Reversion seldom occurred, and when the strain was once established these ewes were found to be as fertile as ordinary sheep, if not more so.

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
BLIND WATCHMAKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

BLIND WATCHMAKERS. Blind people-those who have been born blind-are, as is well known, ex ceedingly clever with their fingers, but it is not often that we hear of a watchmaker who was born blind. And yet there have been instances of the kind. A famous blind watchmaker lived at Holbeach, in Lincolnshire. HIls name was Rippin, and, although com pletely blind, he could take to pieces and put together again watches of most delicate construction with the greatest ease, and in quicker time than most watchmakers who have the advantage of good eyesight. On one occasion some of the tiny wheels and screws used in his trade were stolen from.him, hut the thief was captured with the property on his person, and tippin idelntified them by his delicate sense of touch. A Barnstape watch and clock maker brought up his blind son to his trade, and the young man proved so skilful that on more than one occasion he detected faults in timepleces which other tradesmen had falled to disco. ver.

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
HENS THAT HATCH FISH. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

HENS THAT HATCH FISH, As is generally known, a big quan. tity of fish spawn is annually lost. To avoid this fish-rearers in China care. fully collect spawn from the surface of the water, and when they have se* cured a sufficient quantity they take a number of hens' eggs, the contents of which have been carefully emptied through a small aperture, and refill the shells with the spawn. The holes are then sealed up and the eggs put under broody hliens. The hens are al lowed to incubate the eggs for a cer* tain number of days, when the eggs are again broken and their contents put into water that has been pre. viously warmed by the sun. In a very short space of time the spawn hatches, and the young fry are then kept in pure fresh water until they attain a suffiolent size to be put into the ponds containing older fish, The Chinese have long understood all the intricacies of incubation, and were amongst the first to use incuba tors for the hatching of hen eggs, long before such machines wer...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
IN THE CAUSE OF SCIENCE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

IN THE CAUSE OF SCIENCE. Durlng the early part of the presa ont century the zoal of pathological rsetiarchl displlayed by ph)ysiciann and slr~eons led to a great doemand for Slllbjects for dliss h tig ? Iltol' s. To meet Ihis domand thre r, loso In the colmmlunity it class; of IImenI knlown in plot 1ntil onahallh ntil l na "|Plll've'yors to thle ,Faculty." The'Ilr audacIty and for. tlllly of re'soilllcu were nlmnrlnlg. 01ne of thonl, In walking near a hospital, saw a1 porsnn stagger and fall hleavll oi tlie golilnd, li impnulsively rall to him, with ii view of oferling assist unce, but ho had hardly reached him when the momn coas1id to live. Thl bod,?'-snatcher no soon1er perceivod h1111 than a new train of thoughts entered his nlind, No ono ecoulI have hwanil ed the loss nof a anltached relative will more sincerity than he alT{oted to do while sohlieltilg the plassrs)by to as slst him In convoying his cousin II the hospitnl, though ho feared It wn: too late to offer any reasonable ...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
By Contraries. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

By Contraries. An old Irish gardener, meeting his master, after prolonged absence of the latter from the estate, touched his finger to the tip of his cap, and sail: "Good morning, yer honor. Glad am I to see yez. 01 had a fine drame of ye last night." "Indeed, Michael!" remarked the employer. "What was the dream?" "01 dramed that ye gave me a finle box o' tobaccy, an' that her ladyship, yer honored wife, gave me humble Biddy a little caddy o' til' best thy." "Alh, Michael, but you know dreams always go by contraries." "Then," saidl Michael, "maybe ya'il be after givin' me wife th' tobaccy, an' her ladyship'll give me th' tay." Thomas A, Edison was discussing with a reporter a criticism of his wonderful storage battery. "The crl* ticism is very laudatory," he said, "but it is the opposite of scientific. It really makes tIoe think of a dina. logue I once heard in a museum. Two young men stood gazing at a mumn my. "What makes him look so brown and dried-up-like, all the way through, lt...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SHALLOW CHRISTIANITY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

SHALLOW CHRISTIANITY, Someone has asked mn (writes a "District Worker") why I talk more of the necessity for kindness to ant mals than 1 do of tihe necessity for kindness to children and people. This is my explanation: Character is built in layers like the earth. The very first foundation of a noble character Is kindnes-, All other virtues and talents ate like houses built upon shifting srard f11 kindness is not at the base. The word "kindness" has become almost meaningless by its misapplicae tion. Thousands of Christian people be lieve themselves "kind" when they give money to charitable institutlons and speak to those they deem In. feriors - with condescending amian bllity. They rear their children to be "kind," but they do not explain to tho unfolding young mind how kind ness includes an understanding of the grest responsibility the strong owe to the weak, the robust to the ailing, the well-to-do to the poor, the com plete to the deformed, the speech. endowed to the dumb, If ever...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WATCH THE CLOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914

WATCH THE CLOCK. Be careful about winding clocks, Wind them always at the same time, and never wind them too tight. Find out just how many full turns of the key it takes to wind the clock to the proper point, and always stop with that number of urns. A clockmaker says that the hands of the clock should never be put back. If this is necessary to set the clock, push the hands forward, as there are some very delicate screws that the backward pushing is likely to disturb, If the clock strikes, always wait, when settng the clock, with the hand just after each hour for the clock to strike for that hour; and wait at the half-hours, too, if the clock strikes every thirty minutes, Don't let the clock run down. Wind it regularly every twelve or twenty. four or thirty.-six hours, or seven days, or every stated time when it needs winding. A clock should be moved as seldom as possible. If it does not go where it is first placed, probably it is set unevenly. An uneveness of a fraction of an inch ...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
IF ONLY WE HAD KEENER SENSES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914

IP ONLY WE HAD KEENER SENSES, Of course everyone knows by now that everything we hear or see comes in a wave motion. But It is not so well known that there are a great many waves that wo cannot detect at all by means of any of our senses, and presumably a great many more that we have never been able to de tect even artificially. Take other waves, for instance. We know that those of a certain length are heat waves; they can be felt, but not seen. Shorter ones are light waves, from the long red to the shabort violet, Even shorter ones are what are known as the ultra-violet, and these have to be detected artificially, by the taking of a picture in the dark, Even shorter ones are the X-rays, which are invisible. Much longer ones than the longest heat wave are the electric waves of wireless tele graphy, Now, remember that all the waves specified differ in only one par? ticular-that of length. " We cannot conceive (says A. L. Hodges, writing in the American "Sunday Magazine") of there bei...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Vengeance. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914

Vengeance. Once at a dinner given in his honor during a visit to America, Sir Arthur touched lightly on the subject of the tipping system in the States. He said that out there tips were expected by every servant with whom one came in contact, and the man who refused to tip got into awful trouble. He told a story of an angry wife who confronted her husband one morn ing, "Where were you last night?" she demanded. "I told you, my dear," the man re plied patiently. "I was at a political dinner." "Then," exclaimed his wife indig nantly, "what is the meaning of this long golden hair on the shoulder of your dress coat?" "Ahi, that came from the porter who called a cab for me," the man replied. "Oh, nonsense!" exclaimed the an gry wife. "I'd like to see a hotel por tor with lonug golden hair'l" "Ho hadn't golden halt', my dear," said her husband soothingly. "But he put it on me out of revenge because I didn't tip him."

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A New Dish. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914

A New Dish. A few weeks ago visitors called un expectedly n a certain fancily, great* ly to the chagrin of the good house" wife, for the larder was rather short, and there was no way, at that late hour, to replenish it. "Bridget, said the mistress, taking the servant-glrl into her confidence, "you will have to bring everything that you can find, and I will make an apology at the table," "All right, mum," was the reassur* Ing response of Bridget, "Yez can Just lave. It to me," The dinner.hour came, and, taking the cover from one dish, the mistress was surprised to find it empty. "Why, Bridget," said the hostess, turning and addressing the servant girl, "what is the meaning of this empty dish?" "Shure, mum," was the stratling re. Joinder of Bridget, "didn't yez any yez would make an apology at the table, an1 don't yez want a dish to put it on!"

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Quick Exit. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914

Quick Exit, A man who had been very penuri ous died and sought admission at the pearly gates. "What have you ever done," asked St. Peter, "that I should let you in?" "Once," said the man, "I met an old woman who was hungry and gave her twopence." "Gabriel, is that on the records?" "Yes, St. Peter." "What else have you done?" "Once I gave a frozen newsboy a penny." "Is that on the record, Gabriel?" "Yes, St. Peter." "'What else have you done?" "I can't recollect anything else just now," "Gabriel, what do you think we ought to do with this fellow?" "Oh, give him back hise three cop. pars and tell him to go back to the other place."

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Made Up in Quantity. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914

Made Up In Quantity. An old woman, who had grown grey and bent in the service of the family who had raised her from childhood, was not gifted with an over.abundance of grey matter, and her mistakes and queer ideas furnished much amuse. ment to those about her. One day a Yorkshire pudding that si e had made for dinner did not seem quite as it should be, and the mistress called Eunice and said, "What is the matter with the pudding, Eunice? Did you make it ,in the usual way?" "Yesm'm," said Eunice. "How many eggs did you put in it?" "Six," "Six!" exclaimed the mistress; "why, the recipe only calls for four!" "Yesm'm, I know," said Eunice; "but they werent very good, so I put in more of 'em."

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Immaterial. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914

Immaterial, A Northerner riding through the West Virginian mountains came up with a mountaineer leisurely driving a herd of pigs, "Where are you driving the pigs to?" asked the rider. "Out to pasture 'em a 'bit." "What for?" "To fatten em," "Isn't it pretty slow work to fatten 'em on grass? Up where I come from we pen them up and feed them on corn. It saves a lot of time," "Yaas, I s'pose so," drawled the mountaineer. "But what's time to a hawg, anyway?"

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914

CHURCH NEWS. The Congregational church services will be conducted to-morrow by the pastor. The theme in the morning will be, "Grandfather Jacob's Blessing," and in the evening, "The Good Shepherd Seeking the Black Sheep." In the afternoon in the school hall a cradle-roll service will be held. Parents are invited to bring their children to have them enrolled. The meeting is open to all. The service on Sunday evening in the South Preston Methodist church will be an in memoriam one for the late Mrs. Hurlstone, who for more than 50 years was a member of the Methodist church, and who was identified with the South Preston church from its foundation, more than 40 years ago. The Rev. E. 0. Knee will conduct the service, Mr. Taylor, of Preston, the father of Mrs. Gilbert Robinson, of Preston, was buried in the Coburg cemetery on Wed nesday last by the Rev. E. O. Knee, The deceased was in his 78th year when he passed away, and had been invalided for several years. Baptist church, Northcote. -...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A Smart Boy. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914

A Smart Boy, A country sergeant, anxious for a case, one day left on patrol. On his way he met a cow and a calf grazing on the roadside. In the distance he saw a little boy coming along, The sergeant stopped him, and said: "Tell me, my good boy, do you know who owns this cow and calf?" "No, sir," said the little boy; "I don't know who owns the cow; but [ know who owns the calf." "Who?" said the sergeant, "I should say the cow, sir."

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914

NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON SCOTTISH 50CIETY. The monthly concert and dance was held in the town hall, Northcote, on Wednesday evening, when there was the usual crowded attendance. The Chief (Bro. John Angus) entered, accompanied by local and visiting cham pion pipers, whose skirling found ready acceptance in the hearts o the Scots men, while the kettledrummer merited applause by his musical notation, Mr. Geo. Connor, in numbers, "Fishermen of Scot!and," and "The Gallant Sala mander," succeeded in pleasing his hearers, and was recalled. Miss Jessie Jolly sang "A May Morning" and "Goodbye" (Tosti's), the latter especi ally finding favor, and bringing forth a hearty encore. Mr. I'cul Jeacle covered several departments in his effort to amuse, a whistling song and ocarina selections being his best, Miss Queenie Friday, whose person was re. splendent. with mnedals won by her pirouetting toes, danced "Sheen Truib hais" very nicely, as also a sailor's hornpipe. The only point to which ex ception...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Incomplete. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914

Incomplete. A clergyman's wits recently ad. dressed a meeting of slum housewifes on their home duttes. The address made the home life seem very fine and ideal, One housewife present, however, said the vlcanr's wife did not go far enough to help her. Said she: "She's all right as far as she goes; but what I'd like to ask is this: What would she do If the old vicar came home on pay night with hise envelope empty; and wanted to fight her?"

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