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EMPLOYING HIS TIME TO ADVANTAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
EMPLOYING HIS TIME TO ADVANTAGE. In Ceylon llio pomls and lakes aro known ns tnnkB. 13y way of enliven ing tile dnlness of their existence, sev eral young ten-planters got up a duck shooting party. One of their nuiubor was a greenhorn fresh from America. .Him they left In-a punt on a small tank, with a gun, and directions to shoot nny ducks that flew over. They laughed as they walked off, for not u duck was likely to 'be seen within miles. The newcomer took tho hoax very well when they told him about It. . " . At supper that night lie suddenly pulled a cartridge out of Ills pocket, Clint ho "thought -ho had put'theni nil away." Someone, of course, pick ed it up and cut It open. "Great Scott! What a lot of shot!" said tho green* horn, In amazement. "How many are there?" No one knew, so the young ster suggested a pool on tho subject. Tncy all agreed, and a liver apiece was the amount put In, tho whole to go to tho nearest guesser. Rach one wrote Ills guess, and -when tho shot wore cou...
THE VILLAGE CURE IN FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
THE VILLAGE CURE IN FRANCE. The French euro lias neither wifo nor family, nor even income or par sonage such as we should recognise. His house Is a tiny nffalr of four rooms, and his income ;G3G a year. •Vo more? Well, the offerings of the people may come to £u more, and tills Is all. course, I speak of the .iverage rural cure. Men of mark and men of towns will always get a hear ing and all Income. What can life on such an ineomc consist of? Noth ing but the plainest fare, and life without pleasure—at least; without an artificial one. No annual holiday; even his visits to Paris—very rare, be it noted—aro the treat of somo generous parishioner. The Revolu tion destroyed the country sea'ts of France, so lie rarely has a squire to ask him to dinner. Ho lives, there fore, witii and in the ways of the peasants. He is ns much a member of a caste as any Hindoo, nud rarely do you see him walking with a lay man. Usually he is with u brother cure, or else ho walks along reading Ills book. Cus...
"THE ROAD TO WEALTH." LIFE STORY OF H. D. McINTOSH. ROMANTIC RISE OF YOUNG AUSTRALIAN. NEWSPAPER BOY TO THEATRICAL KING. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
"THE EOAD TO WEALtfH," LIFE STORY OF H. D. MclNTOSH. ROMANTIC RISE OF YOUNG AUSTRALIAN. NEWSPAPER BOY TO THEATRICAL | KING. No man In tho whole Commonwealth has achieved such promlnenco within tho InBt tow years as Hugh D. Mcln&lt; tosh. His rlso has been more than romnrltable. It has been almost mo teorle. A few years ago ho was Blav. Ing hard in a pastrycook's shop In Syd noy. To-day his namo Is known not only throughout Australia but almost equally as woll In America and Eng land, and right through tho English speaking world. lie has jumped from a position of comparative obscurity to bo one of tho biggest entertainment magnates of this or any other time, and he has tho rcputaiion of belns; tho biggest hustler among the business men of his native country. lie is at present on Ills second trip around tho world searching for attractions to place boforo Australian audiences. Born in Sydney just 38 years ago, "Hugo Deal" Mcintosh, as one Inter viewer called him, may almost bo ...
VETERAN JOCKEY STILL SCORING. "ALWAYS RODE TO WIN." [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
VETERAN JOOKEY STILL SCORING. "ALWAYS RODE TO WIN." Up at Albury lust, weuk^ Wally DciugluB, who has boon riding horses for 40 years, won both hurillo races at tlio local race meeting. Douglas Is probably tlio oldest jockey in Austra lia. (Tlio crowd did not forget to cheer. Douglas put in a long term in Melbourno onco, and has ridden winners till over Australia. The great est disappointment of Ills lll'e was that ha could not ride Olonlotli in the Melbourno Cup. lie stoerod (lloiiloth homo 'first in many races around tlio Upper Murray district, but coul&lt;» no1, make the weight for Fleinington. Olon lotli cautored lioiuo in tlio mud. People said the win was a lluko, but Douglas alwayB declared that Olonlotli was under estimated. Douglas has had many falls, but ho has never had a limb broken. And ho holds a better record than that. He has never once bean disqualified. Hats off to Doup lai!
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
LADIES' LETTEK. By "Irene," In Molboumo. A qunliit but plaintive story conie.i from one of our suburbs. Two poor school-in stresses fount! tholr littlo shllllng-a-week school was Inadequate for bread and rent. Thoy tried to soil a handsomo mantle, rollc of a moneyed past. Tho mother of a pu pil wns Inducod to purchase. Slu named her own terms—time-payment one shilling per week. Tho sisters agreed. An extra shilling a week was full of meaning to them. But Btiddeuly the child of this mother stayed nwny. Days and weeks passed ami she did not return. • The mother continued payment until tho debt was clonrod off. Then the shilling for the mantlo ceased -and tho child re turned to school. Tho child did not loso much. And tho poor littlo school-mlstrosscs, who are not as good nt arithmetic as at "accomplish ments," arc still pondering over-the profit niul loss of their transaction. Snld Captain Brownlow, R.A.N., speaking on Empire Day: "I think girls should lrnve compulsory training nB wel...
UNLIKELY INTERVIEWS. A Schoolboy and His Master. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
UNLIKELY INTERVIEWS. A. Schoolboy and His Master. Dear Sir, when I deserved the cans . Last night, you let me off again; And though I do not love the smart, And your compunction molts my heart, I do not think it good :o be .Treated with so much leniercy. 'Tis only just to your impression To make a permanent impression By sparing not the rod. How oft I've seen a grown man spoitcd and soft, .Without an ounce of grit or weight, All fluffy and effeminate, Because he never underwent . ■ At school his proper punishment. Dear Sir, let mo not grow that way. But flog me ratlier every day; So I shall not be dubbed a fool, But'rise an honor to the school. —"Windsor Magazine." The Bishop o£ Newcastle said that he once saw a letter in which a parish asked for a minister who must he young, a good rider, well educated, s good musician, good-looking, and sound iu the faith. For all these qualities the stipend of £150 a year was offer od. There's a billet for a parson in a par ish in the bush; ' Whe...
SAYINGS OF TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
SAVINGS OF TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY. True lovors are, few—but not far between.—Estello Klauder. It In easy to be generous .to a fault when the fault is our own.—Nathan Lovoy. When wo reach forty wo begin lo look up the names of men who be came famous after forty-five --Sam Stiinson. There are many whose aim 3oems to be prominence; but that fiunllly, they should remember. Is possessed' by a wart on the nose.—Brander Mat thews. Familiarity breeds.—Sam lloiitz. The future tense of due is- (Mn — A. Johnston. A wrinkle might be termed the nick of time.—Ashley S'.orn; Cupid rules some Marriages, nnc others are ruled by cupidity.—0'\ Mor ton Howard. A moneyed mar. can have anything ho likes—and eapediiiy anything he loves.—XI. Moore. At twenty wo kno.v, at thirty we llilnk we know, an£ at forty we giv(> it up.—Greenwood I,nlci!.
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
PROM VARIOUS SOURCES. Adrian Volancourt was a tall, pale, serious young mail earning tlilrty-flve slillllngB n wool: as a solicitor's clerk IIIb heart wbb pure and eager, anil Ills physical beauty was such as to make young women cast sidelong eyes of marvol as tliey passed him. Glad oyoB, In fact. To hint camo a Cradle Snatchcr In the shape of tho land lady's daughter. "If you'ro good," she saltl to hor victim, "you shall havo some treaclc-puddlng." It was tint fatal treacle-pudding that lured poor Adrian to IiIb doom. It was as deadly as Mr. Plclcwlck'a "chops aud tomato sauco." From treaclc-puddlng Clssie quickly advanced to the darning of Adrian's soqks and the sowing on ol Adrian's buttons. Young moti, novor lot a Cradle-Snatcher darn your socks or sow on your buttons. It is tho be ginning of tho end. Tho noxt move of tho artful Cissie was to put flowers In Adrian's room. That trick softened Ills Innocent young heart, and then came the terrible evening whonxCls slo found him sit...
THE MARRIAGE MARKET. A LIST OF WIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
THE MARRIAGE MARKET. A LIST OF WIVES. Sydney lias a matrimonial agency which supplies a cataloguo of eligible bridos and bridegrooms with height, weight, color and temperament duly recorded. A litigant describing ilia speculations in tho marriage market to the court stated that he ran throug'i tiie catalogue and brought ills choice down to two. On application, lie got the photographs ot the lots offered, but one ho threw over, and the other threw him over. There used to he n regular trudc paper called the "Matri monial News" published in .Melbourne, but either it lias dropped out or the present writer, having turned to other interests, has lost sight of tho slieel. In his young and aspiring days lie was offered the editorship, but lied when Informed that he might be called upon occasionally to net us best man at weddings provoked by bin own con 1 nublal paragraphs.
GLADNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
GLADNESS. Oil, take the little blessings To-day now offers you. 'Twill bring good cheer to-morrow Wore plainly into view. Forget the little troubles, Refuse to _ hug thorn tight, And when you've ceased your vigils, They'll vauiBh from your sight. Then soon you'll be so busy In making others glad, You'll find no time Is left you For thinking, "I 11111 sad!" —Ellen A. Dow, in Santa Monica (Cal.) Outlook.
MOTHER'S JOB. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
MOTHER'S JOD. "A mother is simply a bonat of bur den at the present day, and is treated as if she were of no consequence."— From n letter .by Mrs. Nellie Kinchinn ton, who is assumed to be "Mrs." be cause of her intimate knowledge of Mother's job. Shove it on to Mother, Mother takes the lot, : Mother totes the baby Wintry days or hot; Mother carts the cahbagc In a little bag. . ' >* Every time the familee Goes on some excursion spree, Beach or bushland picnic tea, Mother humps the swag. Billy's pants are going, Mother gets a job; Kitchen floor is dirty. Mother takes the swab; Trouble in the union, , , • Father's out of work, . , ? - j Vita! principles at stake, . . j Capital must bend or break, | While there is the rent to make, Mother mustn't shirk. Mother does the shopping, Weather dry or damp, We have got her listed As a cargo tramp; Just another bundle . On to Mother's load; Bowed with years of toil and care, Showing signs of wear and tear. Doing everybody's share, ' _ Mother...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
Wood's Great Peppermint Cure, For Coughs ana Colds, never fails, 1/6. To Let rpWO Unfurnished Rooms, new X house, fireplace, every conveni ence; one minute tram. Corner Flinders and Archbold Sts., Thornbury. Lost and Found LADY'S Beaded Hand Bap, contain ing Rosary, Money. &c., between Town Hall and Clifton Hill Tram. Good Reward. 153 Westbourne Grove. Wanted ~\XTANTED by Widow (Protestant), II care of child or old lady. "Myall," Flinders St., Pender's Grove. IRLS, 15 years, smart and neat, to ' learn Straw Hat Machining. D. and W. Murray, Spring and Argyle Streets, Fitzroy. M OTOR Mechanic, thoroughly com . petent man, all branches of the trade. Good position. Preston Motor Garage. "t.17 OMAN, Respectable, wants New ? I Houses to Scrub. 100 Helen St., Northcote. Wanted to Sell MUSCOVY Eggs. Settings, 3,6. Incubator lots, 3 -. Jamieson, Wales St., off Darebin St., Northcote. LAWN Mower, Work Bench, Timber, Laying Fowls. Surplus Furniture; Reasonable. 78 Helen St., Northcote....
HARM IN GLOOMY HOUSEHOLDS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
HARM IN GLOOMY HOUSEHOLDS. Boys and girls are often spoiled by parental gloom. Tho iatlier never unbends.- The mother's rheumatism hurts so she does not see how little Maggie can ever laugh. Childish curiosity is denounced as impertin ence. Tho dining-room is a parlia ment, and everything in everlasting order. Balls and tops in that house are a nuisance, and the play that the boy is expected most to relish iB geo m try, a little sweetened with the chalk of blackboards. For cheerful reading, tfie father recommends Young's "Night Thoughts" and Har vey's "Meditations Among the Tombs." At the first chance, the.boy .will break loose. With one grahd leap he will cleiir the catechisms. He will •burst away Into all riotous living. He will be. so glad to get out of Egypt Unit he will jump Into the Red Sea.. The hardest colts to catch are thoBe that have a long while been locked up. . Restraints are necessary, but there must bo Bome outlet. Too lilgU a darn will T'erllow and Inundate all the ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
COMPULSORY INSURANCE Workers' Compensation Act 1914 This Act has passed both Houses of Parliament nnd will shortly becomo opera tive. ' It is obligatory upon every employer of labor (includ ing those employing domes tic servants) to take out a policy of insurance, and failure to do so renders the employer liable to a penalty of £2 in respect of each uninsured worker, and a further penalty of £1 for every week during which ho fails to take out a policy. Stott & Bastings Have been specially ap pointed for Northcote, Preston, and Fairfield, by the leading Companies to issue policies to insurers at lowest rates. All information, rates, &c., at their offices: HIGH STREET, NORTHCOTE (corner Westbourne Grove) HIGH ST., UPPER NORTHCOTE (corner Normanby Avenue) STATION STREET, FAIRFIELD. Tel. 1976. Auction Sales SATURDAY, JUNE 20, at 3 o'clock. On Land St. George's Road, Corner of Ballantyne Street, Northcote. Exec utors Sale. By order of the Equity Trustees Company Limited, ...
THE GENTLE CHAUFFEUR. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
THE GENTLE CHAUFFEUR. Mayor Harrison, of Chicago, was bo- , Ing congratulated at n luncheon on IiIb ordinance forbidding chauffeurs to blow their horns In the crowded busi ness sections of tho city. "Chauffeurs think," he said, "that they, need only blow their horns and the pedestrians will leap out of the way. Let the chauffeur drive with care, remembering that tho pedes trians'. right is supreme. "Why, if something Isn't now done, the chauffcilrs In their arrogance will be getting up a horn code for pedes trians to learn and obey—a code something like this— "One toot: Throw a quick back headspring' for the sidewalk. "Two toots: Dive over the. car. "Three toots: Lie down calmly; It Is too late to escape; 'but we "Will go over you as easily us possible ..It you keep very still. "One long and two short toots: Throw yourself forward and we -will'.' save. both, your arms.- . / '--j "One short and two - long-.-toots:'.-";; Throw yourself backward and one leg will be saved. "Four toots: ...
A Winner. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
A Winner. A deeply religions and benevolent old lady living In South London Una had a rather startling experience. The other day her compassion was aroused 'by a poorly-clad and wretched-looking man whom she saw passing her house. Taking a halt-sovereign from her mtrse she wrapned the coin In n pieqo of paper, "on which she wrote the ex hortation "Never say die." When the maid delivered tlio note to the man he thanked her, looked up at the li a'nd walked uwuy. Next day he called and asked to see :he mistress. The maid was a little dubious, "it's the poor man you gave 'he hiilf-iiovcrelKu to, ma'am, and he won't tell me what he wants." "Is he sober?" asked the lady. "Yes, ma'am." "Then show lilni In." When the man entered the draw ing-room he promptly placed £0 ou the table, remarking "There you are. lady. It won rlijlu enough at nine to one. and you was the only person In the road what hacked It."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
'rheumatism in arms and J LEGS. ■ Zam-Buk Splendid koh Swellings j and Deep-Seated Pains. The V remarkable pain-killing and ! soothing qualities of Zam-Buk have been proved again and again. It soaks ! into skin, flesh and muscle, and simply drives pain out. I ' 'As a remedy for rheumatism in the ! arms and legs and for sciatica," says j Mr. Alex. Robertson, of 143 Maitland ! street, Dunedin, N.Z., "I have found ' Zam-Buk splendid. The last attack I had was a particularly severe one, and it caused me to cry out with pain when ever anyone happened to touch me. I was forever trying different liniments and lotions from the chemist, but they were like so much water. One embro cation, that a friend induced me to try, cost 5s a bottle, but was no better than the rest. "At length I was persuaded to get a pot of Zam-Buk. I first bathed my shoulders and joints and then by rub bing Zam-Buk well in got it right down into the pores.experienced great soothing ease even after the first ap plicatio...
DREAMS AND NIGHT TERRORS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
DREAMS AND NIGHT TERRORS. ; "Anyone who lias not the nature of a cabbage is neurotic," said Dr. Leon ard Guthrie In a lecture on "The Ner vous Child" before the; Child Study, Society., He gave no definite advice as to what should .be done -with ner vous children, but he asked that they should be treated with sympathy, and that their. parentB should not put down all the children's troubles-to some form of organic disease. He de scribed the night-terrors of nervous children as occurring between the years of three and eight. If the child suffers t'j'om slight indigestion, he he said. It Is Boldom terrified by pain, 'but by horrible faces. A stuffy bed room will make it dream of being strangled. Cold limbs often cause a child to get terrors of icebergs or ava unclics, and lying In an uncom fortable position brings dreams of tor ture chambers. All its mental re sponses to Beusations are quadrupled in Its dreams, and they bring on in tensified memories of past tr.oublea only faintly conne...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
Announcements Miss fC. Lee T.'STISIIKS to intimate havinj; com V T menCcd business as a FRUITERER & GREENGROCER In Now Shop. Corner HIGH & DAI-UETTY STS., PRESTON. Summer Drinks, Confectionery, Cigars, Cigarettes, and Tobacco kept in stock. A Trial Solicited. Misses A. & E. Freebairn, CONFECTIONERS AND SWEETS DEPOT (Between Library nnd Town IInil), HIGH ST., NORTHCOTE. High-Class Goods ancl Heat Attention to Customers. Soft Drinks of best Brands. WHISPER • TO THE. LADIES! Dainty Tablos & Tasty Goods await you ut Miss Adamthwaite's, Opposite "the Theatre, 215 HIGH STREET, NORTHCOTE. Only' the Best' Fancy Pnstry arid Confections ' kept Afternoon Teas -— a Speciality. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS AT ALL HOURS. G. L. CHAPMAN, Painter and Paperhanger, and General House Repairer. Estimates submitted. Letters promptly attended to.— 20 Dally St., Northoote. Miss C. McTaggart, Thornbury Laundry. Lace Curtains and Blankets a Speciality. -> Terms Moderate. 518 High St....