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A NEW ZEALAND LOAN. LONDON, 29th January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
A NW 'ZEALAND LOINZ: LONDON, 29th January. The New Zealand Government is ibsuing,-' a. loan for £4,500,000, at. 4 per cent. The minimum is fixed at- 101 10/ per £100, and the loan is made redeeemable in' 1924. Tenderois are offered the option of con verting to 4 per cent, stock immediately at £102, or later on at £1 Less. [Reference to the loan is made in our Trade and Finance columnsj, SCITY OF AUOKLANJ)'S ISSUE.-. The iasue of £234,500, in 4j per cent. debentures, at par, by the city of Auck. land has been oversubscribed.
THE SCOTT EXPEDITION. COMMANDER EVANS IN PARIS. PARIS, 28th January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
THE SCOTT EXPEDITIONi ?OMiANDER EANS: IN PARTS. PARl?S;. 28th ,January. The ann:ouncement 'that • Comma~deder Evans, of the Terra Nova;, woiild deli'e'r 'a lecture at the Soi-bonmic on the iubject of".' the late Captain :Scott's jburney to the South Pole, aroused intense interesft. There vas an attendance of 5000 l)ei:sons, and extraordinary scenes were witnessed out. side the ,building, a free fight Vtaling place among the 2000 people who were unable to. . secure ad-mittance. After the lecture .M. Baudin, Minister of Marine, delivered a glowing eulogy of Capp? tanri Scott and lhis gallant comrade, Caiptain Oates:. M. Poincare, President of Fraiice'", )inned the Cross of the Leegiion of Hobnod on the breast of Comnarinder Evanis: . :i- ··'·.... . ' ' : ."Lo ':':
THE KITCHEN. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
THE KITCHEN. Greasy Dishes.-An excellent plan to wipe all greasy utensils with a piece of soft paper before washing them, as this saves a great deal of time and trouble; the dishes are so much easier 'to wash when the grease has been removed. The paper should be destroyed as soon as it has been used. For the Pantry.-A small box of lime kept in the pqntry will help, to make the air dry and pure. It should be renewed occasionally. Boiled Greens.-Add a piece of fat about the size of a walnut to the water in which greens ar being boiled, and there will be no chance of the water boiling over. If Saucepans Boil Over.-Should the contents of a salo:,pan boil over on the stove while cook ing, sprinkle a little salt upon it aid there will be no unpleasant smell of burning. Thelleart h.-The quickest way to clean a greasy hearth is to rub'it well with dry hearth stone and then brush it off. This removes the grease immediately.
TOWEL HOLDER. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
TOWEL. HOLDER, Towel IIolder.-The invention provides a holder having a roller on which the towel :is normally rolled, and a flat reel pivoted to pivoted arms, to ,which an end of the towel is secured, and on which the soiled portion of the towvel may bo wound so that the reel carrying the soiled por tion of the, towel may be disposed in a vertical pdsition against thd wall out of th'e way, and supported by the arms.
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Painfed Walls.-When washing. painted walls do tr. this plan:--Put, one pennyworth of paint cr's'size (which has previously been dissolved in hot water) into a pail of wvater, and apply with a soft cloth. This removes the dirt very quickly, arid impiov s"thed appearance of the paint. Wet the bottom part of the paint before commeifncing at the top, as this prevents the water from leav ing .dirty marks on the lower part. Silver.-Silver that' las become scratched, may 'be made quite smooth again by rubbing well with a piece of 'chamois leather that has been rolled into a tight' ball and dipped in sweet' oil. Knife Handles.--To remove stains from" knife handles, and also to keep the ivory from turning yellow, rub the handles well with a cut lemon. -Afterwards wash in soapy water, and dry imme diately. This removes the stains, and keeps the ivory a good color. To Prevent Dampness.-It is always a good plan to place the piano a few: inohes from tise wall of a room, especial...
A HINT FOR WIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
A HINT FOR WIVES. ' "You'd be a great goose if you didn't see your husband's faults; but you'd be a still greater one if you tried to cure him of them!. I always think a husband's faults are like .the spots upoi the sun. It is a great pity theyare there; but if you try to remove them, you'll only succeed in burning your own fingers. And you'll get a lot of amusement out of them if-you take t5em in the righl way, and remembe'r that mailiage is 4t voyage of exploration and not a imissionary ehnterprise."-Ellen Thorney croft Fowler.
THE HOUSEHOLD. CHILDREN AND DIET. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
TIE HOUSEHOLD. C, C..HILDREN AND DIET. A good deal of attention has been given of'late 'o T-he. question of the diet of 'school a'nd other 'children. Not only what food is best for them, biut also how. they.ought to eat it, and in what rotation. A conference on .the diet of public, secondary and pri vate schools took place at the Guildhall a short ttime ago,. and the remarks there made were of supreme interest. to parents and to all ,who have the care of children. One of the points insisted on by a' mem ber of fthe conference whose opinion is authoritative was ',that monotony in food should' be avoided'. Why is it ,not avoided ? It costs ino more to provide' a variety than a perpetual sameness. True, more food will' be crisuimed, when it is enjoyed, buti surely that snoull not be a matter for re. gret. It is cheaper in the end to keep children at the top of: thedr form, and food that is taken willingly does more good ant is more easily digested than that which i. dishied," or of whi...
FADDISHNESS IN FOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
FADDISHNESS IN FQOD. We cannot have our foods or our bodies too clean for health and comfort. But the present demand for absolute sterilisation has been urged by some pure f'od hys teriacs with about as clear an idea of what the term actually means as was exhibited upon the bill of fare in a Filipiino restau rant in Manila. It was a smart-looking, well managed establishment, and very anxious to be strictly up to date and secure Ameri can patronage. So at the bottom of the menu was the legend in red letters:-"Rest assured, O Guests, that all whatever water be served upon these table has been tho roughly fertilised!" -
MEDICAL NOTES AND QUERIES. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
IEDIGAL. : FOTEil A OEQURIES.,. gridramlius -1. Will ciause hair. .. It sliould-be discontinued. '2. It is quite in correct to continue. J.A., 5 3tawell.-The condition you speak of is quite 'naturl;: Balata.-1. Rubbing or other irritation might cause it. 2. Do not think it serious. 3.:Apply the following ointment:-Oxide of zinc, 2 dr.; liquor i carboniis detergens, 15 drdps; vaselihe; 2 oz. Carnation.-1. It is''quite possible you would. 2. Yes, it would) be better for both. Ignorance, Dean's ~farsh.-About let June. 'Blue Bell.-Paint: the wrists thrice daily with equal parts of mesotan and olive oil. Take the following medicine every four hours:.-aSalicylate of soda, 8 gr.; bicarbon. ate, of. soda, 12 gr.; :.syrup of orange, 20 drops; pepplrmint.water, j oz., Apobllo B3ay.-1. This generally. indicates a dyspeptic condition. 2. Take the follow ing medicine before each meal:-Uarbonate oF, magnesia, 10 gr.; bicarbonate of soda, 15 gr,; tincture of nux vomica, 7 drops; syrup of orange, I...
THE SOUR MILK CRAZE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
TUE SOUR MILK UNRAZE. Professor Metchnikoff happened to spend a summer in the Balkans and the Caucasus. There he discovered, as is 'usual in remote and coiintry. districts where no records are kept, a very., largeQ perentage, of 'centur ions"; ?: as Mrs. Partington' called them. Without stoppihg to test. the claims of these dodderers, sihe. _began hunting about for 'the 'cause of 'this 'excessive longevity, and stumbling upon .the discovery that the inhabitants of the Balkans (in, common with peasants all over the world) consumed large quantities of sour milk and clabber cheese, he jumped to the conclusion that the sour milk was' the cause of the cen tenarians. HIe thereupon launched that furious epi demic, of'the Bulgarian bacillus, which is just now. beginning to .subside and collapse. Post mortems are not agreeable, 'but they are sometimes interesting, and the abstract of the autopsy and findings on the-Bulgar ian bacillus is somewhat as follows: First, the Bulgarian bacillus wou...
A SMART CLOTHES DRYER. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
A SMART CLOTHES .DRYER. In the: accoinpanying illustration is '"shown a smart, yet most easily constructed frame for dry. ing. and airing clothes. The ,making is a" very simple matter, for'all it consistd of is tpo poles .of equal length ablout I in. :or 11 in. in diameter, which can be made to slip through a couple of holes cut throigh' two rectangular pieces of plank. This forms a frame which is slung, up ,to. the joist of. the.kitchen ceiling,.and by thB .aid of a nair of pullsys and ropes can be lowered airl raised again with the greatest of ease.
HOW DID YOU TAKE IT? [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
HOW. DID YOU. TAKE IT? Did you tackle ih tht'roubhiithat camec your way T ith a resoluifte eaiert and cheerful? Or hide your face from :the light of day With a cr'aven soul and fearful? Oh. a trouble's a ton, or a trouble's an ounce, Or a trouble .is what you .make it, . And it isn't the fact' tlht you'.re hurt that counts, But only how did :you take it. You are beaten to earth? Well,: well, what's that? Come up with:a smihing- face; It's nothing against you to fall down fBat, But to lie there-that's disgrace. The'hairder you'ree thrown, why, the higher '.you bounce;, Be proud of your blackened eye! : .. It isn't the fact that you're licked that counts; It's how .did you, fight-and wly? And t.hough you be done to the death, what then? If vdyo bhattlci the best you couild, If yo'u played your partin -the world of men, Whs, . the. Critic will call .it good. : - Death: comnes with- a crawl,,??. or comes" with a pounce Bat, whether he's slow or spry, It isn't the fact that' you're.dead ...
CABLE NEWS BOUNDARY DISPUTE. SOUTH AUSTRALIA V. VICTORIA. OLD CONTROVERSY SETTLED. LONDON, 29th January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
BOUNDARY DISPUTE, - SOUTH AUSTRAJlA V. VICTORIA. OLD CONTROTV"FRSY SETTLED, LONDON,. 29th January. -The Judicial Committee, of the Privy Council delivered judgment. yesterday in the appeal of the South Australian Go vermnent against the decision of the High Court of Australia in the dispute between South Australia and Victoria. regard the -boundary beLtween the two Sta tes. Tie appeal was dismissed. In deli ciing judgment their Lordshiups said there was no dotbt that the two Slate Executives had contemplated fixing upon W\ade's hne as the boundary line, and that in point of law the line was so fixed. They also found that both Executives had in-: tended to fix tihe boundary finally when they accepted Wade's line. The line had been fixed as near to the theoretical line as the scientific appliances of the tine mhade practicable. Reviewing the history of the case, their Lordships said they were satisfied that the question could be decided on broad:general principles. When the difficulti...
EMPIRE TRADE. COMMISSION'S REPORT. ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS. LONDON, 28th January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
'EMPIRE TRAE. COIMMISSION'S REPORT.. ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS. "LONDON, 28th January. In their report of their recent visit to Australia and New Zealand the members of the Doininions Trade- Commission state that they were deeply impressed Throughout Australasia by the desire of all classes to deal with the British Empire rather than with foreign nations. Not only was there a tariff preference, but also a clear and distinct preference based upon sentiment and patriotism. IMMIGRANTS AND AGR.ICULTURE. Discussing the question of emigration, the report of the commission states: "Labor saving machinery is much more used for agriculture in Australia and New Zealand than in Europe. Comparisons show that in proportion, to the population England's agricultural -and pastoral pur suits are smaller than those of the Ulited States and many European countries, whilst the ratio of her town population is excessive. Since the mother country is al ready dependent upon oversea sources for a considerable ...
NEW PUBLIC WORKS. RAILWAYS AND WATER SUPPLY. THE RAILWAY EXPENDITURE. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
NEW PUBLIC WORKS. RAILWAYS AND «WATER SUPIPLY. TiE RAILWAY EXPENDITURPE. A Railway Loan' Application Bill, -.whici' was read a second time in the Legislative Assembly on Wednesday, makes provision for the following near works: Ararat to Maroona. towards regrading line.. £6,000 Chelsea, siding accommodation .. 2,7750 Dalmore,..improved station yard and other accommodation .. ... 2,600 Gheringhap, towards rearrangement as a junction station .. . . 8,700 Flinden;-street, rearrangement and exten sion of station yard, :ncluding addi tions and alterations to tracks, signals and interlocking, water supply, &c... 11,80) Towairds renewal and strengthening of the viaduct .... .. 19,000 Towards the electric lighting of stations and t:he electrical operation of plant in the Ne 'aport and other workshops.. .. 8,000 Towards the installation of power sig nalling ... .. .5,00 Mooroopna, additional siding accommoda tion and other works in connection therewith .. 2,100 Richmondo to East Cambe...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
IDIGES TION It is because Mother Seigel's Syrup possesses in a AND remarkable degree the power to, tone, strengthen and regulate the action of the digestive organs - the sri stomach, liver and bowels--that it'is still; after forty ST MAC years' testing the best .known and most successful .' remedy for indigestion, constipation, billiousness, and amd 'LIVER : the many distressing ailments. which are traceablo to a weak or disordered con lition of these important - organs. If'you suffer from indigestion,, and wish to TROUBLES give Mother Seigel's Syrup a trial, be sure you get the genuine article, ~Y 1 .T... A A. T H E - . . "-STANDA .. REMED".'
INVESTIGATION FRUITLESS. LONDON, 29th January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
INIVE1TIGATION FRUITLESS. LONDON -.2ta January.. • No:,-progres h.as -been'. made. :-by. :the police, wiho are endeavoring to unravel .the mystery surrounding the::reeent .murder at Wolverhampton: of the young tman .ent. Reeks; of -ydney. .. . ?. The police in LiverpooL-admit. that their investigation has endeu. in a "stone wall: Although Reeks :did not :visit London; the Scotland Yard detectives. are; investigating several London clues, :and -have made.a fruitless search for the missing T.T:i. Rams den. ... - The senior -detective at -i'olverhampton believes that the murderer knew of the' existence of -the, shaft wivhere the corpse was found, but' that his -knowledge : was not-of recent date. The wall around the ishaft -ha since .been raised to a heightof 10 feet,' owing to :several cases' of suicide having occurred at the spot. The murderer apparently lrersuaded. Reeks to alight from: the motor car •under the pretence of shoir ing' himn a short c'ut. After shooting his victim, the...
GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
GEIvIIAL OBSERVATIONS. While admitting that hides are damaged by branding, the commission states: that the:-natural remedy is. to differentiate tnle price between .tie :hides: branded as. the tanners suggest and those branded as now recommended. More stringent regulations were _necessary.r regarding - glucose ,in leather. The report, also Turges, that .:uniformity should be s6cured in the legislation and regulations regarding food and drugs. Aus .talian agricultural, mineral and forestry resources, will be treated in a final report, also inquiries for better facilities for the handling of meat and fruiit,'upon wnich in vestigationsP are still roceeding: The com mission is making furtieri inuiiiries into the proposal for the hoiding of inter--m perial exhibitions and the desirability of establishing an Imperial -development, board. The Commission comments on the ano maly -of the Commonwealth charging a terminal rate of 5d. per word for messages transmitted by the Pacific cable.' Thq ...
THE MURDER OF KENT REEKS. FURTHER CLUE REPORTED. LONDON, 28th January. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
THE MURDER OF KENT REEKS. FURTHER CLUE REPORTED. " LONDON, 28th January. The mysterious murder at Wolverhamp ton of Kenit Reeks, of Sydney, aged 24; continues to arouse much public in terest. The Liverpool police have issued a state ment which mentions that Reels, during his voyage from Cailadd to England, made no-secret of the fact that he possessed a considerable sum itr. American notes. On one occasion he examined' his rwallet in th- presence of many of the, passengers. He booked a room at an hotel in Lord: Nelson-street soon after his arrival in Liverpool on 17th inst. An hour later T. H. Ramsden booked a room in the same hotel for two nights. Reeks and Ramsden met at breakfast the hest morninu. t-his being evidently their first meeting They became very friendly. They were called at the same, hour on 19th inst., and break fasted together. Reeks spent the morning in visiting the. Marine. Engineering Academy and his solicitors. His subsequent movements were as previously cabled. T...
FEDERAL AFFAIRS. THE FEDERAL IMPASSE. THE DOUBLE DISSOLUTION. IMPORTANT PRONOUNCEMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Leader — 31 January 1914
FEDERAL AFFAIR.. THE F'EDERAL IMPASSE. THE DOUBLE- DISSOLUTION. IMPORTANT- PRONOUNCEMENT. A definite :announcement, in guarded language, of the intention, of the Federal Government to call Parliament togethai early, and, if necessary, : to pross for a double dissolution, was made by the Prime Minister, NIr. Cook, on Wednesday, in the course of a speech at the Liberal Workers' .Institute. .,Mr. Cook said he wass particularly glad to find. so many. members of the insti tute. had pledged themselves to work hard at the ensuing general election. (Applause.) When he 'heard that word "pledge" he always pricked his ears. There were many pledges that he fought shy of, but when a man pledged himself to fight for a caise in which he believed, ;hcen he pledged himself to preserve the liberties and improve the conditions of those people who were toiling and working in the coun try; then he thought it was a very good pledge indeed. Liberals had sat- far too long under the taunt that they were re ...