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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
BADLY POISONED FOOT. SCRATCH CAUSED CRIPPLING WOUND. ZAI-BUK ENDS AwFUL LAMIENESS. Blood-poisoning and inflammation de veloped so rapidly in Mrs. Dehon's scratched foot that within a day or two she was helplessly crippled. IHowever, thanks to Zam-Buk's healing, her foot is perfectly healed and her lameness completely overcome. Mr. M. Dehon, who lives at 53 Little Albion street, Surry Hills Sydney, says: -"'One day whilst I was crossing the yard I slipped, and a rusty nail pene trated my foot and caused a painful injury. Within a few days blood poisoning set in, and my leg began to be extremely inflamed and swollen. Night after night I would lay awake in agony, and often the pain made me cry out aloud. For some time I was tco crip pled to get about, or do anything. "After reading about Zam-Buk I sent for a large potof the balm. I began to apply dressings of Zam-Buk to the in jury twice daily, and it soon effected a noticeable improvement. My foot was freed of pain, the swelling and i...
A Rockefeller Clock. MILLIONAIRE'S CHECK ON WORKMEN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
A Rockefeller Clock, MILLIONAIRE'8 CHECK ON WORKMEN, Mr, John D, Rockefeller, the richest man alive, Insists upon the laborers on his estate onl the Pocantlco Hills working every minute of the time for which he pay, them, and has Institut ed a new plan to guarantee that this shall be carried out. As he had been Iroubled greatly because the fore. men's watches did not agree, he in. stalled a large town clock in the tower of his new stable. This clock strikes hours so that tlhey aro heard all over the estate, and the men are tihus en. abled to start on tile minute. Lest, ltowever, the clock should disturb the "Oil King's" sleepl at night, the strlk. ing arrangement Is regulated so as to stop between the hIours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Handsome Apology. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Handsome Apology. An Irishman who had offended against the strictest rule of Parlia nlent that members ashould always ad dress the House only through "lMir. Speaker," and not directly; tendered an apology with a pungent flavor, "Oentlemen," he began, on rising, and had been stopped instantly by rloies of "Order" from political op ponents. For a moment lhe paused, then re sumed: "Mr. Speaker, sir, I recog. ilso that in beginning my speech with the word 'gontlelman' I made a mins take, for which I am deeply sorry, and I promlsa that if the House will for give me I will endeavor not to repeat the errdrl"
YABBIES DAMAGE WATER CHANNELS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
YABBIES DAMAGE WATER CHANNELS. Yabbles did much damage to the \Varanga.Mallo branch channels in the Rochester Irrigation district dur. ins the summer months and much ex pense was Incurred by the Government in employing gangs of men with drays to dig for the elusive cause of the leakages that threatened to ruin set tiers' paddocks. Tile man with th?i sp)ade had to locate the devastating water insect-often several feet down --tati aUfter the pest was destroyed the hole ha(d to be carefully refilled front the drays. Now that the l)oea-rlfle van dal laa boon curbed by law tlhe beautI. ful cran?o and other waterfowl troibes ati Itgiioittg to hiod sanctuary in the chajititel contry, \whitre thloy will wage war onl thlie vabliti l1,St. T'he lfi?h with which the main chalnnels abouad also help to keep the yabblei mienace appreciably In check.
What He Feared. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
What He Feared, It Is one of the oddities of human nature that people are always ,looking as far away as possible from thi, ground they stand upon, not only for their best chance of distinction, buit for the dangers which they bellevn are most besetting, A lion-tamer although he would ven* ture into the cages of tihe most feroe cious boasts, apparently having no fear of them, had a dreadful fear of g~etting bronchitis. One day, after he had entered with perfect composure a cage containing two half.starved bears and a panther, he shook his head gravely as he came out. "Yes, sir," he said to a gentlem!n who stood near, "this will end badly for me some day." "You are afraid.those ferocious ani. inals will devour you, then?" "The alnimals? Pshawl You don!t think I'm afraid of them? Not at all. But those eages, sir, are such terrible places for draughts."'
BACK FROM THE WILDS MUCH-TRAVELLED MOTORISTS RETURN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
BACK FROM THE WILDS MUCH.TRAVELLED MOTORIST8 RETURN. Two sunbaked travellers in a mud. splashed motor car returned to civila. zatlon this week. As soon as their car stopped In Martin-place, Sydney, a throng of many thousands greeted Frank Blrtles and Frank Hurley, who had returned from a three months tour through the wilds of Western Queensland and the Northern Terrl tory. They covereld 6000 miles, and had many adventures. Wowsor, the ,nascut bulldog, who has been tlhelr falthtul companion over the long journey, growled for joy when h~e saw the city people again. The ear was decorated with aboriginal war weapons and trophies of sport, Mr. Ilurley, who undertook the journey on behalmlf of the Australasian Films Ltd., has returned with a won. derful collection of pictures, not so muoh of the scenlery of the unexplor. ed north as of the manners and cuse. toms and strange ceremonies of the people, and he has also acquired a fund of information which will be valuable to naturalists. "We ...
Theft of Teeth. NEARLY HALF-A-MILLION GONE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Theft of Teeth. NEARLY HALF.A.MILLION GONE, Burglars broke into the offices ?3 a dentist's furnlshlng company nll Paris and stole nearly 500.000 teeth in gold, platinum, silver, an ounce and a half gold plate, and several objects at once portable and valuable. The value of the goods stolon is at least £400,000, The robbery, in its skill and finish, bears the signamarks of export burglars, but not. unfortunate. ly, their sign-manual. for the Intruders "wori:ed" with indiarnubber gloves. The (act that the men did not attempt to break open anly desks or0 drawers proves that they were acqualinted with tihe internal arrangeients of the omices. They left a large number of lorcelain teeth, not considering them worth carrying away. The usual inquiry has been opened, but the po. lice, owing to the precautions taken by tile burglars, will find their task !arder than usual.. The firm was In sured against theft.
THE WORLD'S BEST BEGGAR. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
THE WORLD'S BEST BEGGAR, The "world's best beggar" is now a pooeer of the reahnlm, the Hi-on. Sydney HIolland becoming Viscount Knutsforl upon the death of his father a short time ago. The new peer is well known for hli work in connection with the London HIospital, and his Ingenious devices to raise contributions for that institution have earned him the title of the "world's best beggar." Once he offered a guinea to anyone who would give him a line to fill a boarding, and so gained a cheap ad. vlertlsement for the six weeks that the competition lasted. Anithor of his zuses was to acknowledge subscrip tions in Agony columns of the news. iapers, and add, "Six accidents al hour." In the course of his begging crusades he has acquired an insight into the .art of hdvoertising such as few pro. frossional experts could hope to beat. Hle finds that a letter to the newspap ers must either end in "a sob or r smile." "A letter signed by three mil. lionaires, a bishop, and a society lady," he sa...
SIGNAL-BOX HEROINE. WOMAN LOSES HER HUSBAND BUT SAVES TRAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
SIGNAL-BOX HEROINE. WOMAN LOSES HER HUSBAND BUT SAVES TRAIN. A story of dramatic heroism, read ing like a tragic melodrama is told in describing the murder of a points. man named Poullain whilst on duty n the line from St. Dents to Eper. nay, on the main Paris-Chantilly line. Poullaln, who was aged 51, lived with his wife and another family in a small cottage close to his signal.box, at Pierrefitte (about 15 miles from Parls), and both of the Poullains were certifioated servants of the company. These boxes are only entrusted to tried employee, as the express ser vice by day, and night is almost per petuai, requiring unceasing vigilance. The work was shared between Poul lain and his wife, and soon after three o'clock in the morning the woman, hearing a cry, ran down, and found her husband lying on the threshold, just able to say, "Help, I am being murdered.'" Shouting aloud, she began to at tend Poullain, when she heard the semaphore bell, giving warning of the approaching train, and...
A BROTHER'S LOVE Published by arrangement with Cassell & Co. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXX. Out of the Charmer's Net. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
IA BROTHER'S LOVE By GRAllAM DROWN, Author of "The Soul o, Lucille," "The League of the Sacred Scarab," etc, Published! by arrangement with Cassell & Co. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXX, Out of the Charmer's Not, T!ie season was almost over, and the gaming tables of Monto Car!o were rapidly giving up their votariesa. The bonafntlde tourists who had come to these Mediterrnanean shlres to es. cape the fogs and frosts of England wore going home; only the confrined gambler, the roue, and the adventurer remained behind, some with feverish hopes of staving off the day of stalrk ruin by a streak of belated luck, some because a pretty face hold hopes of a liaison that would yield no end of dollars; others, agaln-well, Monte Carlo was the safest place for them. The palatial Hotel Bronard was nearly deserted, and the large rooms were ghostly and dim like empty thoea. tres. Nellie Charlton, the famous star of the muslc-hlalls, stayed on, torn between two desires-lher infatuna tlon for...
BEEF TRUST HERE. AMERICAN COMMENT ON FIRST BIG SHIPMENT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
BEEF TRUST HERE, AMERICAN COMMENT ON FIRST BIG SHIPMENT, Under the heading "Chicagoans Tap Beef Supply in Australia," a Chicago paper publishes tile following tele gram from New York: "New York, June 15.-A new source for the supply of beef was opened up by the American trust barons with the arrival of the steamship Banff shire early this month, carrying f,000,0001b, of beef and 20,000,0001bs. of canned goods from Australia. It is the first cargo of its kind that ever reached New York directly from Aus. tralk. The shipment was consigned to Messrs. Swift, Armour, and Cu dahy, of Chicago. Agents of these firms have been establishing sources of supply all through Australia, andl have bought up the output for years in advance."
BLIND MAN AS BARRISTER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
BLIND MAN AS BARRISTER., One of those rare men who show to wvhat a large extent the handicap of blindness may be overcome by a deter. mlned sufferer is a barrister well known in the Chancery Court, who has practlised in London for years. In his youth he suffered from short sight, and he was told, as so many people are. that "short sight is strong sight." In this belief he went on until after hard work at Oxford, and In London, when reading for the Bar, he lost his sight completely, "The judges all know me," he told an interviewer recently, "and treat me with great consideration. I memoriso my eases, but judges do not call upon me to recite long extracts from eases to which I may refer. With the assist* anco of my memory and of my clerk, I am able to give opinions and to carry out thie other work which falls to the lot of a barrister without very much trouble."
Gold Mines in Tibet. WHY NATIVES LEAVE NUGGETS INTACT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Gold Mines in Tibet, WHY NATIVES LEAVE NUGGETS INTACT, According to a report received from an American consul, the view of the few travellers who have visited Tibet Is that large gold mines exist in tile country, but their extent cannot be ascertained until the country is ex. plored, At pr?~oent the metal is mine.l at several places over fracts some 300 miles In length on'the desert to the north.east of Lassa, The best gold Is said to come from a reef a few days' journey due east of Lassa. Near the frontier of the State of Bhutan, at the source of the Subanslrl River flowing into Assam, there are many colonies of gold washers. 'he Tibetan gold is found in nuggets as well as in spangles and dust, but the Tibetans are said to be careful to leave the nuggets Intact or to replace them if disturbed, under the belief that they are living and are the parents of the spangles and gold dust, which latter would disappear were the lumps re moved.
HOW TO GET SLEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
HOW TO GET SLEEP. "Insomnla is a penalty the increas. Ing strain of modern life throws uponi our brains," said a physician to an in' torviewer recently, "The man who works with his muscles and lives in the open air is rarely a victim of sleep. lessness, The essentials for a good night's rest are mental repose, a requisite amount of muscular fatigue, comfortable body heat, and plenty of ventilation. The most difficult to secure is lessened brain activity. An excellent plan is to take a half.hour's brisk walk just before bedtime, followed by a hot bath and a rub down, and then a cup of warm milk and a biscuit or two as one gets Into bed. If, in addition, the mind be focussed on some pleasant but not exciting topic, a night's rest is assureJ to all but the most chronic sufferer. "The type In wlhich the sleeper sud. denly wakes an hour or so after having fallen asleep usually means that more outdoor muscular exercise is requir ed."
Preston Children's Seaside Excursion. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Preston Children's Seaside Exoursion, To the Editor. Sir,-As a subscriber and an active worker since the inception of these picnics, I should like to ask those responsible, through your columns when we may expect to see published a copy of receipts and expenditure in connection with the last picnic, held as far back as March of this year. I think, Sir, that, if we desire to merit the continued support of the public, it is only fair that we should, as we have always done.in the past, publish a full statement of accounts, and seeing that five months have elapsed, I think it is not too much to ask for some finality. Yours, &c,, INQUIRER, m m m l - i-mu bi ? ;
SUNDAY WITH THE LITTLE SISTERS. LIGHTING THE GLORY-LAMPS. "My Heart is Inditing of a Good Matter." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
SUNDAY WITH THE LITTLE SISTERS, LIGHTING THE GLORY-LAMPS. "My Heart is Inditing of a Good Matter." The visitor to Northcote city, when taking his or her walks asroad, sooner or later arrives at a brick wall. A plain, brick wall, yet not an ordinary one by any means-solidity, strength, height, amplitude, are its features. Viewed from any one of the angles of the square it encloses, long lines of terra-cotta stretch away in the distance, east and west, or north and south, terraced at regular intervals. To the winter mud of St. George's road it says "thus far shalt thou go, but no farther." To the casual passer-by along its stolid front it says-many things, according to the temperament and stage of development of the indivi dual concerned, Ten thousand tongues of glass cry aloud from the wall-top, "Come not hither," yet, such is the perversity of man, this very caution conjures up a rebellious query in the mind-"Why So Lucifer probably speculated ere t being hurled headlong from his hi...
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
FOOTBALL, Northcote put up a poor display in their match against Hawthorn on Satur. day last. IRough and spiteful tactics wcre the main characteristics of tile play, and it is rusuoied that players on 0oth sides are to be reported. Though Northeote led at the end of the first quarter, Hawthorn was the prevailing team tlhereafter, and finishedi up by ecoriug 13 goals 1U behinds to Nortlh cote's 3 goals 13 behinds, The season just closed Ihas been one of the most dlisastrous in tlhe annals of the North cote Club, due mainly to the lack of ublic support, It is to be hoped that Ieforo the next season comes roulnd a hig effort will be made to put tile old club on a proper basis. Northeote Presbyterians met and de ieated Albert Park last Saturday by 10.12 to .1.11. Goal-kickers-Murray (1), loitch (3), Hannah, Hammet and Wales Street State School played Fairlield on the 21th prox., and kicked I.5 to 3,5. On Friday last they enasily lefcated Milletc Stretl by 15.19 to nil.
EAST WARD ELECTIONS. ADDRESS BY EX-CR. WILLIAMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
EAST WAlD ELECTIONS. ADDRESS BIY EX-CR. WILLIAMS A fair muster of ratepayeri gathered at the town-hall on Tuesday evening, when Ex-Cr. Williams, the selected candidate of the E.W.R.A., delivered an address. The president explained that the association had called for nomina tions by advertisement to contest the seat rendered vacant by the retirement, through effluxion of time, of Cr. Glan field, Ex.Cr. Williams had obtained a majority of votes, and so appeared be fore the meeting as the association's selected candidate. Ex-Cr. Williams, who was greeted with applause, said he offered no apolo gies for launching his candidature. All council positions were open to ratepay ers possessing the necessary qualifica tions under the Local Government Act. He was not coming lorward as a raw recruit in municipal matters, havinghad a deal of experience while sitting in the Northcote council, but had gained far more since as a private citizen, for in that capacity he had been able to view public ma...
Had Observed It. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Had Observed It, There had been a brilliant company at the home of a society leader-a woman whose husband, while a very worthy man, was noted for his wealth than for his mental attainments, "WVell, John," she said, after the last visitor had gone, and they sat down to talk it over, "it was a complete success, wasn't it?" "Yes," replied the husband. "Did you notice Professor Much. manl?" "He was the man with the bandago around his neck, wasn't he?" "Yes. You heard him talk, didn't you?" "Oh, yes! I beard him." "What an astonishing vocabulary he has!" "Well, that may be what it is," said John, doubtfully, "but from the way he held his head I should judge it was a carbuncle."