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BIRTH OF THE BULLETIN J. F. ARCHIBALD'S MEMORIES. STORIES OF GAOL DOINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
BIRTH OF THE BULLETIN J, F, ARCHIBALD'S MEMORIES, STORIES OF GAOL DOINGS. Mr, J, F, Archibald, founder and for many years editor of the "B3ulle tin," announces his exit from Austra lian journalism. 1-e has sold his In terest in the paper to other principal shareholders, including Mr. W. Mc. Leod, the manager, and Mr. Living stone Hopklins, the cartoonist. Archi bald is one of the most picturesque figures that ever triumphed across the film of our newspaper life. The "Bulletin" has been a prosper ots paper for many years now, but it staggered \volully in its beginnings. It was after some presswork ln Mel: bourne on the "Herald" and "Daily Telegraph," a periodtl of Pervice in the Education l)epartment, and private employment in Queensland, that Mr. Archibald came to Sydney and joined the staff of tile "Evening News." Mr, Archibald tells in the "Sun" how the "Dullotln" came to be born. "After taking a turn at 'Hansard,' I found that about 16 hours' mechanical work daily had no charm fo...
FAIR HARVEST ASSURED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
FAIR HARVEST ASSURED, Drought talk which has seriously af fected certain trades in the past month has been happily dispelled by recent rains., West and Southl Australia, Queensland and New South 'Wales are now assured of a fair harvest, and the northern part of Victoria exhibits a backward but by no means hopeless prospect. Droughts as they were known and feared in the past are not likely ever again to have their old wholesale disastrous effects, because the area of cultivation in Australia to-day is so widespread that when one district Is dry another gets the rain, and an absolute failure of the whole local grain, wool and meat supply is Impossible.
GEELONG WAKES UP. PIVOT CITY NOW PROGRESSIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
GEELONG WAKES UP, PIVOT CITY NOW PROGRESSIVE, Oeelong is awake! A few years ago there was not so very much exagger ation in the story that a person in Moorabool.street at 10 p.m. was liable to be looked upon as a suspect. Now its tram bells chime in harmony with the dulcet tones from the post ofico clock at midnight. To accord with the professed sanctity of the city, no doubt, the post-oilce bells ring out a stanza of something like "Abide With Meo." But can it be when no amorous lover with his lass would dare venture to recline on the grassy slopes? Geelong's by-laws state he must sit erect or walkl on. Shops and houses are springing up like mush rooms on the banks of the Barwon. The council has had the long fence around Johnstone Park and the tall flag-pole therein painted. And the "tip" below the Gordon College has almost been filled in. Geelong foot ballerts need not now louhge about the streets. They can go to their new club rooms and play ping-pong and drink filtered water to ...
GEORGE, IS MY HAIR ALL RIGHT? How Fidget Lost a Bet? [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
GEORGE, 1I MY HAIR ALL RIGHT? How Fidget Lost a Bet? Fidget had been dining with a friend from out of town, an old col. lege mate. They, together with Mrs. Fidget, were to attend a theatrical performance, The men were In the nmoklcng room awaiting the reappearaince of Mrs, Fidget, who was upstairs. "It is a remarkable fact," observed Fldget to his old friend, "that while It requires something over an hour for my wife to arrange her hair In order to go to the theatre, yet the first question that she invalably puts to me once we get there and she is seated and has removed her hat is, 'Georgeo, is my hair all right?" or 'Does it look a sight?' "Now, just you notice when we get to the theatre. I'll wager you any. 'hlng that she'll make use of one or the other of those oxpressionls," The three arrived at the theatre a few minutes before tlhe curtain was raised. Mrs. Fidget immediately re moved liher hat, placed it on her lap, Ind when she started to fluff up her hair in front with her gl...
Mistaken Symptoms. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
Mistaken Symptoms.. A very loquacious gentleman was riding in an onlnibus, in which wore a small boy and hils mother, from Charing ,Cross to a woll-known stop pinug-point of the routo, the White tIorse. IHeo talked to the boy the whole way and was still talking when the conductor put his head In at the door .Id said, "White Horse, White Horse!" "Ah," said the talkative man, "I must get out here; I always get out :it thie White Horse!" "Don't you think," said tile boy's mother, "you have had enough al ready?" What every woman ever born into this world has wanted Is just to be taken by someone stronger than hler sell and to be beaten or kissed, loved or strangled, as the cas3 may be. A little Jealousy does a woman no harmu; it wakes her up and makes her reallso where she stands, Lots of wo men are jealous wltllout loving, but no woman loves without being jeal 'T'horo's a lot to be said foe wldows. A man who marries a widow knows what he Is getting. When he mar rloes a girl, the only t...
THE RAILWAY SLEEPER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
THE RAILWAY 8LEEPER, T'he extraordtlinary Iperegrinatlons of n et:raordlinary sleepy man are reC. lated by the 'Petit Journal.' lIe lives at Corbell, about twenty milets from Paris, and visits Paris several times a week. lie took the train back from Paris, fell asleep, and only awoke on being Thaken by the guard at Montereau (about seventy miles from Paris), Still dazed with sleep, he got into the vrong train-a !!ou-etop express for Paris-?romptly eaottled down to slum. ier aga!n, and only awoke when he reached Paris. lIe was Just in time to catch the last train back to Cor. bell. He fell asleep again, and the train reached Corbeil and waa shlunt. .d to a siding for the night, Still the man slept oil. At 5.?5 the following morning the train started for Paris with the sleeper still plunged in sleep, He would have slumbered on until he got back to Paris had he not been recognised by a friend at an Interme. diate station and pulled out on the platform. Omnce more he got in a train for ...
LINCOLN'S BREVITY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
LINCOLN'8 BREVITY, President Lincoln's first political speech was made in 1832, at the age of 23, when he was a tandldate for thle Illinois legislature. His opponent had wearled the audience by a long speech, leaving hbi but a short time in which to present his views. HI-I condensed them all Into a few words, as follows: "Gentlemen, fellow citizens, I pre. sume you Itnow who I am. I am humble Abraham Lincoln, I have been solicited by my friends to be. come a candldato for the logislature, My politics can be briefly stated. I am in favor of the Internatlounal Imr provement System and a High Pro. toctive Tarlff. Those are my senti. ments and political principles, If I ami elected I shall be thialkful; if not, it will be all the same." Ini 1858, when the compiler of tile "Dictionary of Congress" sent to Mr. IUncoln the usual request for a sketch of his life, he received the following reply: "Born IFeb. 12, 1809, in Hardin Coun ty. Education defective. Profession a lawyer. Have captalne...
PREVENTION OF COLDS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
PREVENTION OF COLDS. Now Is the time for colds and mnmy people resign themselves to the idea that when because the winter comes they must perforce suffer more or less from the troublesome cold In the head. But there is no need for; it at all, and hundreds of men and woe men can go through a winter without a single cold, How do they do it? Simply by not shuttlIng themselves up In rooms that are overheated and tiun. nocr ventilated, by taking exoercise roe* gularly overy day, by wearing clothes suited to the weather, and by eating sensible food, Thereo lihas been obained from China the water chestunt, tlhe tubers of which, wheu oaten raw or in stows, are much liked by the natlive olpioures, They are also sllcedt and shrodded for soups. The Tsar's kitlchen In St. Peters. burg is holieved to be the tinest in the world, Its walls are of black marble and are lavishly ornamentod, Some of the kitchen pots and pane are of solid gold, and originally belonged to the Empress Catherine. In 1850 ...
WONDERFUL CLOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
WONDERFUL CLOCK, Twenty thousand minute pieces of wood entered into the construction of the elaboratoely-ornamennted Notre Dame Cathedral clock made by Mr. James Calway, of Sklowhegan, Maine. This three-storey clock, which is flnely carved, stands 7ft. 10lin. in height. It took .Mr. Calway six long years to complete it, workitng nighit after night when his houtsehold was sleeping. Mr. Calway followed his own plans, which are entirely original. In the upper storey six folding doors open every ten minutes and the apos. ties appear, marching In time to an air played by a large music box con. trolled by tihe clock, each one bow. ing before the Saviour as they pasb, except the fourlh one, which repre sents Peter, who turns his back on the Saviour, and the evil spirit comet out from the upper storey of the clock and blows a trumpet in honor of Peter. The second storey Is in tile form of a mansion with double doors in front, whichl also open Overy ten minutes. Lazarus appears at he rich ma...
GOLDEN WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
GOLDEN WEDDING, On Wednesday Mr and Mrs George Healing, of " Springhank," Clarke st., Northcote, celebrated their golden wedding. Mr IHealing, who is pow in his 03rd year, arrived in Victoria'by the sailing vessel Andromache in 1831, le is a great reader of history and bie. graphies, and can peruse the "Leader" without the aid of spectacles. To hear him recite an old-time dialogue entitled " Fanny Gray" Is a treat. For over (0i years Mr Healing hlas been a member of Court Richmond, A,O,F., and is the oldest.mnember connected with the Order in Victoria. On July 22nd, 18-1, he married Miss Elizabeth Masters, who came to Victoria in 1850 in the ship Clifton. On Wednesday afternoon and evening over a hundred friends called at " Springhank," and the Mayor of Northcote (Cr. S. )oennis, J.P'.), on bo half of citizens and councillors, for warded a congratulatory letter to Mr and Mrs Healing.
The Impossible. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
The Impossilble. Wait, oh, wait till coal is chelap, Walt till love is true, Till promises are made to hkeeop, And notes are paid when duo: Wait till the sun grows leaden cold, Wait till your ship comes in, Wait till the unwed maids grow old And virtue conquers sin: Wailt till life is a happy dream And men are deceivers never, Walt till thliiga are what they seem.. Wait-and you'll wait for over, It's all in the point of view, A girl thinics a poet ought to have a halol the barber thinks he ought to have a hair-cut. Most women would rather be loved too well than too wisely.
A WAR SPECIAL'S VIGIL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
A WAR 8PECIAL'S8 VIGIL. Some of the most uncomfortable hours of my life (said Mr. Donahoe, the war correspondent) were passed in a Chinese Inn on the road from Autung to Feughwangeheong. Soon after I fell asleep I was awak. ened by feeling a heavy weight across my legs. It was a Chinese muleteer, who had endeavored to make himself comfortable by using me as a pill. low. A vigorous movement on my part landed him on the earthen floor, where he arrived muttering impreca. lions, as I suppose, I was hardly prepared for what fol. lowed. Searching amongst his tatter. edl bags, he drew out a broad-bladed knife, the edge of which, with his eyes fixed on me, he proceeded to test with his thumb, He may not have intended any harm, but I felt it was my turn to make a counter demonstration. Drawing my revolver, I loaded it os. tentatlously under his very nose, Then I held it ready cooked. The Chinese viewed these proceed. ings in apparently unmoved calm. lie still sat on the floor watching me wit...
RAN IN THE FAMILY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
RAN IN THE FAMILY, The other dlay a benevolent old gentleman beheld a little six-year-old girl walking gravely along with a has. ket on her arm. Patting the chubby tot under the chin, he said: "And where are youn going to, my pretty maid?" "Give thee good-day, greybeard," replied the midget. "My father bade ome to the shambles hie for a fat haunch." "W-w.what?" ejaculated the old par ty. "Haply tho knowest him-the good man Skildmore?" Inquired the tiny dlame, "No-o-o," said the gentleman, very much puzzled. "You're a rather fun. ny little thing, Come with me and I will buy you some chocolate." "Alack, I am forbid to tarry, gentle sir, I need be blithe, Their patience stays upon my coining." "Good-bye, then," said the old gen tleman. "Rest you merry, master," and dip ping a little curtsey, the mite trotted off. "Bless me,, what an extraordinary child!" said the gentleman to a by stander. "Oh, that's nothing," replied the other. "You see, she's the daughter of the heavy tragedian at M...
A NONAGENARIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
A NONAGENARIAN. On the 80th of April last a very old pioneer in the person of Mr A. Rye .,elebrated his 03rd birthday. Although t little hard of hearing, he is possessed ,if all his faculties, lie arrived with his wife and one, child in Geolong in 1848 hy the ship Berkshire, with 500.immi grants. She sailed from London and look five imonths to reach Geelong. D)uring -the voyage some rough times were experienced, especially in the Bay of Biscay, when the ship's furniture was smashed about and the masts car* vied away. The Berkshire was in charge of Captain White, but on her voyage back she was lost Mr Rye waq born at South Torpham, Not folk. Ilis father was a farmer and lanldowner, and was married three timuns, each wife having ten children, of whom Mr Rye was the youngest. The day before he set sail fir Australia the whole family of 33 sat down to dinnor together for the last time Ills father lived to 101 years of age. Before leaving England Mr Rye worked on his father's property, l...
TO MAKE THINGS CHEERFUL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
TO MAKE THINGS CHEERFUL, "This Ia your room, sir," said a rural lodging.house keeper, ushering in the pale-faced youth from town, who had been ordered a holiday in the country, "Mr. Lanks, who occupied this room for some months last summer, seem ed to like it very well," continued the hostess, "He was troubled a good deal as you are, and also wrote the nicest poetry you ever read, and was subject to fits. "le dlied in the chair you are sitting in now. I was talkin' to him jest as I am talkin' to you now, when all of a sudden he gasped and lay back. I was never more frustrat ed In my life. "Everyone that comes here admires the outlook from the windows. You can see as plain as can be the old mill down by he pond, where Mrs. HIobson's two boys were drowned eight year. ago. "It was a sad affair. They were twins, and only sixteen years old. "Town folks generhily think the old mill looks very picturesque in the moonlight, but it don't look quite so much to rme as I suppose it would if I w...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
BURNS AND SCALP SORES. IBROTHIER AND SISTER WON!) RtIuIY. CURED BY ZMi-lBuM. Zam-Buk has achieved another great triumph in the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. Coughlan, 7 Stafford Avenue, Dunedin, by curing their son and .daughter of painful 'injuries and scalp sores. The case, typical of hundreds of others, again proves how indispensable Zam B1uk is in the home. "One day whilst my son Richard was at school," says Mrs. Coughlan, "another boy in the spirit of mischief, set his coat alight with a match. Rich ard came home with his arm fearfully burnt and was bad for two months afterwards. During that time I tried eveiything'I could think of, but did not come across a real healer until I got Zmn-Buk, "At the time the big wound was red raw and extremely painful and inflamed, A mass of bad matter had formed, and the arm was dreadful to look at. It seemed to be getting worse every day. "I was greatly relieved when I found that Zam-Buk eased the boy's pain and began to draw the inflammation and ba...
FOR THE FARMER. STOCK-BREEDING IN VICTORIA. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
FOR THE FARMER. 8TO K.BREEDING IN VICTORIA, Dr. S. 8, Cameron, Director of Agri culture in Victoria, In an interest lug chat the other day with our represen tative, made some remarks on stock breeding, especially on small farms, that may be read with both pleasure and profit. Dr. Cameron sald:-"l was recently struck by the high jump in values realised for beef breeds of cattle at the Sydney Royal Agricul. tural Show sales. For a year or two back the prices obtained at these sales for Hereford, shorthorn, and other beef-breed cattle have been compara tively low, thus indicating that the Queensland and other back - country buyers have not been operating as they used to do. It has always seemed strange to me that as Queensland is engaged in the business of beef export it does not emulate its great rival, the Argentine, whose stock-breeders an nually import, at very high cost, some of the best pedigree stock that can be produced in Great Britain. For years past the Ar gentine has been a...
PATTERN FOR YOUNG LADIES EVENING DRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
PATTERN FOR YOUNG LADR u EVENING DRESS. 'ito young lady who wants a new evening frock could not do better than copy this design. Floral ninon aver white satin is suitable, but net lace or inuslin nity he substituted. A reliable paper pattern may be had. t represents "lverylady's Journal" pat(enri No, Iti6, cut ii two sizes--for girls of 1; and 18. 'lT'his pattern iaty be bought for tin epeuce t'ioln local pattern agent, or will tbe tent post ifree to ianvy iad ies if ninlpene ill stamps is sent to Iept. (', "lEverylidy's Journal," :37i 8waIIsionII sit 'I, Mlheloutl'e, Stlate nmlber of pattl 'in itl d size rellirelll, If ia pil'iltly stump its SeIt to aibove ad hlrss a .it8-t?ao ciltlogueo will be sent to any reader who writes "Sie ld free oatalogue."
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
LOCALISMS Cr. Hayes is leaving Northcote this wveek for a short holiday in Queensland. D)uring his absence Cr. Redmond has promised to look after ward require ments. Through an oversight the name of 1rs. Kemte& was omitted from the committee list of the Northcote branch A.W.N.L. in our last issue. Cr. Jas. Paterson intimates that he will seek re-election for the east riding of Prestonshire at the forthcoming hiunicipal elections. Thq complimentary smoke night and presentation to Mr. Moffatt, late stationmaster at Bell, will be held in the Bradford hall on Wednesday evening next. Ex-Cr. W. Williams is announced to address a public meeting of electors at the town hall, Westbourne grove, on Tuesday, August 4th, at 8 p.m. All ratepayers are invited to be present. Members of the Northcote I,OR. Glee Party are requested to meet for practice on Monday evening next in the Methodist school hail. The monthly meeting of the North cote South Ratepayers' Association is advertised for Tue...
DUMMY SUCKERS MAKE SMOKERS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
DUMMY SUCKERS MAKE SMOKERS. A school medical officer has made the interesting announcement that, in his experience, those school-boys who are in the habit of sucking the end of their pens and pencils are almost al ways boys who, when babies, were kept constantly supplied with a dummy or comforter. The habit formed in babyhood has stuck. He adds that, as far as he is able to ascertain, pen and pencil chewing boys usually turn into inveterate amok. er's at a later age. In the great ma* jorly of cases heavy smokers really picked up the habit in the cradle, by icoquiring a craving for holding some, thing in their mouths to suck at. It is this craving, too, that, accord. int; to some psychologists, accounts for the feminine liking for sweets, far more than for a fondness for sweet tl'igQ in themselves. If it is possible to guess of a heavy smoker that his mother kept him quiet on a dummy, there are other adult habits that tell something of the baby days of their possessors. It is pretty ...