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KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
• KITCHEN WRINKLES. Tie a .piece of lemon on. a corn every night for five niglits, and it will generally cause it to ilrop out.. Honey and glycerine, mixed in equal proportions, Is an excellent re medy for cracked lips. It Bhould.:bQ applied every night.till the cracks are thoroughly healed. j. - When n cup of strong tea . is re quired, Instead of putting uu extra' spoonful into the pot, add a spoonfuli of sugar. This opens the leaves of the tea, and. makes the tea stronger. A mixture that will remove grease from the finest fabrics is made of one quart of rain-water, two ounces of am monia, one teaspoonful of saltpetre, . and one ounce of shaving soap cut up very fine. . ; If at any time you have a gathered finger or poisoned hand, take a cnb-' bage leaf, roll it out with a bottle un til the-juice comes, and tie it on the affected part. This will draw and cleanse It far better than a. poultice. Lemons may be kept a, long t; me without becoming dry if put Into, a jar of water with a ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
Wood's Grcnt Peppermint Cure, For Coughs nnd Colds, never fnils, 1/6. For Children's Hacking Cough ut Night, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1 6. To Let SINGLE or Double Furnished Room _ To Let, with use of kitchen; 3/0 sin gle, 5/- double. Apply office of this paper. Houses & Land For Sale I?*OR SALE. — Mr. Illingworth's ' Villa, 16 Kellett Street, Croxton. Comfortable Home, G Rooms, Complete Conveniences, Gns, Bath, Heater, Sewered; Land 66 x 143; Beautiful Gardens, Lawns, Roses, Hedges, Stab ling, Bricked Yard. Price £600, Terms. Apply premises. Wanted MACHINISTS and Improvers wanted for White Work. Apply Tipping and Watt, 295 High Street, Northcote. WOMAN, respectable, wishes posi tion at Housework, homely work ing people. "Vesta," Preston P.O. Established 1821. TOTAL ASSETS OVER 6J MILLIONS. INSURE WITH Guardian Assorance Go. Ltd. Head Office: 462 CoIHdb Street, Mulbourno. FIRE. ACC1 DEM PROMPT. AND; LIBERAL SETTLEMENT OF LOSSES Do You Know that if your advertise ment wer...
GOOD CHEER. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
GOOD CHEER. There is a great physician who long ago began •To clear away Hie I roubles that conio to pester alan; 'Tis true he is old-fashioned, but many a grievous ill That puzzles other doctors would yield to this one's skill; '.He makes nd heavy charges, and lie is always near To serve you If you want him; his full' name is Good Cheer. his. practice should 'be world-wide, and daily it should grow; He serves in summer weather . and when the wild winds blow; His nlglit-bell is in order, he answers every call, He gives no bitter doses and tortures not at all, And they have few diseases, and' stand in little fear, Who always arc serenely attended by Good Cheer. He does not deem the wealthy more worthy of liis care Than are the poor who seek him. . Where walls and iloorB aro bare 1-Ie ministers as freely as wh'ere the rieli abide. And all he asks in payment are hope and Iionost pride; The hope and prljle that follow where duty's call is clear— 'Tis time to aid in spreading.the prac ti...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
Ti 1£ it is inconvenient to visit us,phone Northcote 449 nnd our traveller will call. AlP.Norfon High St. &Woolfon Av. CROXTOrS , E. W. INGHAM : Is successor to Mrs. McKinder ut the well-known Ham and Beef Shop 517 lilGH ST., THORNBtJRY. And will conduct'the business on the same successful and popular lines. All Goods stocked will be the absolute Best. Scrupulous Care will be taken in regard to all Meats and Small Goods. Hint to Houskwives: When the table is short of something tusty, something appetising, alwayB remember X2ST a-awfi'S
ANTICS PLAYED BY LIGHTNING. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
ANTICS PLA'YED BY LIGHTNING. . T" o antics played by lightning arc sometimes almost beyond belief. A common trick is thnt of undressing its victims. In 1898 two girls and an elderly woman were standing by a reaping machine during a storm. A lightning Hash struck the woman and killed lier on the spot, while the two girls were stripped to the skin, oven their boots being torn from their feet. Otherwise they were safe and sound —and astonished. Ill 1855 a man was struck by liir" ning near Vallerois, in France, and stripped naked. All that could be found afterwards of his clothes was a shirt-sleeve,^ a few other sliredB, and some pieces of his hob-nailed boots. Ten minutes after ho was struck he regained consciousness, opened his eyes, complained of the cold, and inquired how lie happened to be naked. Such instances have 'been recorded again and again. In one case a man and two oxen were struck simultan eously, and all three killed. The man was found stripped to the skin, and his boots ...
AN M.P.'s ANECDOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
AN M.P.'s ANECDOTES. Many good stories wero told by !)■ Mncnnmara, M.P., recently, when he gave some of his "Reminiscences and Iteflectlona" ut the Heme Hill Congre gational Church, with Sir Albert Spi cer In the chair. Beginning with the barrack-room at Montreal, lie was alternately serious and humorous. On the one and only day he played truant at Pembroke Dock his mother went to ask the schoolmaster It he could leave early to go out to tea. "And this," he re marked sorrowfully, "I have always regarded as hard lines." Half the failures in life, he said, are those of people who .thought they could do something else better. Thlt was his first reflection. And so, al though he wished to 'be a soldier, lie did his best as a pupil teacher. At Exeter he was taught singing by- a lame man who waved Ills stick threat eningly when lils pupils did not grasp a melody quickly. This lent Itself to Dr. Macnainara's first witticism, for this, he thought, niUBt be the meaning of the "staff notation....
"BUFFALO" JONES. KNOWS WHAT ANIMALS THINK. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
"BUFFALO" JONES. KNOWS WHAT ANIMALS THINK. Colonel "Buffalo" Jones, the fam ous American huntsman who in his time hiis captured lions, rhinoceroses, hippopotami, nnd panthers alive and unhurt with a lasso, has gone at the head of an expedition to the French Congo to attempt to living home to Europe, for the first time, a full-sized gorilla, W. Beach Thomas In Lon don "Daily Mall" writes as' follows about this remarkable man: Buffalo Jones is certainly tlio most astonishing conqueror of animals Hint has ever lived. Daniel and Samson, as Mr. Roosevelt said, were nothing to him. I rslced him the secret of some of these, conquests, Ills scientific as well as his physical conquests, which make tame anything that Ballantyne or Mayne Held concocted; and at the age of seventy he Is setting out with a list of new adventures that would more than fill an ordinary lifetime. The conquests are aa various as notable. He has roped almost every wild animal there is—rhinoceroses, lions, cheetahs, zeb...
BRAINS IN THE FEET. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
BRAINS IN THE FEET. The necessity for combining Intelli gence with muscles and nerves In athletics is emphasised by Mr. E. W. lljertberg, conch ot the Swedish" Olym pic team, In "Athletics in Theory and Practice." All those who train -wlf.il ■ the idea of winning prizes on the ath letic. track, he! says, "should always remember that the brain plays an Im portant part in training as well as !n contests. He points out that in the old days it was usually held to be enough, to train the body, and the more drastic the training the more likely success wns thought to be. Nowadays it it necessary, if a man has to win success on the track, that he should have "brains In his feet," as the saying goes. Mr. lljertberg points out that many contests have been lost by good nthletes just be cause they did not think quickly or accurately enough. To-day, In training, brain and nerves are given even moro attention than the body. Furthermore, un athlete Is • allowed to think for himself and is al lowed...
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
LADIES' LETTER. Uy "Ireiio" in.-Melbourne. Sif Ronald Munro-Ferguson, the new Governor-General, Is of a con siderate lurn of mind, and Is evident ly desirous that tlio public shall en joy with lilin Ills art treasures and Ills domain. So lie has decided to fol low the rule which so many, owners of big estates In the iioma country ob serve, and throw the grounds and the stato drawing-room—with its art treasures—opon to the public on cer tain days of the week. -Therefore, 011 Saturday afternoons in future those who are of an artistic turn of mind will bo able to stroll up to the vice regal mansion and look at. the colc bratcd Rneburii'a and other art trea sures which are gathered there. Then the grounds nnd gardens will mnko a delightful resort, especially on warm days. It is to be hoped that the members of tlio public who take advantago of HIb Excellency's thought ful kindness, will also constitute themselves custodiaiiB of the gar dens and lawns, with the resolve that no damage shal...
HOW THE ANT SALUTES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
HOW THE ANT SALUTES. Ants have Ions been &lt;kufown for their excessive Industry, but from a curious communication which has just appeared tlioy seem to have surpass ed all oilier insects by organising an elaborate system of signalling. Professor Bugnlou, who has recent ly investigated the habits or the white ant, reports that the "soldiers" of that species glvo warnings or encourag ing signals by knocking with tlioir jaws upon dry leaves, thereby emit ting a crackling sound. Placing somo of those ants on a big plate and cov ering it with paper, lie found that the "soldiers" among the ants responded to Ills taps with a ruBtllng, crackling sound. Moreover, apart from UiIb audible signalling, there appears to 'be somo inaudible form of signal, for the pro fessor assorts that the "soldier" ants salute tliu. worker ants. To "do this, "the Insect stands firm ly ou its logs witli tlie lioad raised and the body slightly oblique, and shakos Itself for an Instant with a convulsivo sh...
VERY TOUGH. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
VERY TOUGH. Mere is a story from "Law ami Laughter." Lord Mansfield was try ing a case in which an old man named Elm, who was upwards rof eighty, gave his evidence with remarkable clearness. It turned out that he had been through life an early riser, and had led a singularly temperate life. The Chief Justice, ill a tone of ap proval, congratulated him, and made the remark that without such habits longevity was never attained. The next witness proved to be this old man's brother, who was-more ancient than himself. He also 'bore himself well in the witness-box,'"and tlio Chief Justice rushed to the conclusion that he was equally exemplary in his hab its. But the old man declined the compliment. He said he liked to lie in bed late ,and clinched the matter by adding that he could not remem ber a night when he had not gone to bed without being more or less drunk. The barrister, who was oil Ills feet, caught at this admission, and ex claimed: "Ah, my lord, this old man's case supports the...
BEAUTIFICATION OF MERRI CREEK. A PLAN OF OPERATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
BEAUTIFICATION OF MERRI CREEK. A PLAN OF OPERATIONS. Mr. J. Johnstone, Conservator of Forests, has supplied the following spe cial report to the Norihcote City Coun cil for tho improvement of Morri Crook:— This winding gulch is at present any thing but pleasant to tho eye. hut could bo made beautiful if properly planted with trees and shruba. Tho creek might well be called an ideal spot for landscapo gardening. When setting out the plants, line planting should bo Avoided. In plant ing a creek of this kind charming ef fects can bo produced by introducing trees with pendulous branches, and leaving spaco to develop thorn. By so doing, a delightful shade can bo created on tho lower sloper of tho lofty banks. Evergreen trees and tree-like shrubs should bo judiciously arranged for effect. There are many ugly spots that can bo made attractive by plant ing on thorn, to grow over them, climbing and trailing shrubs and shrub like plants. Native trees and shrubs should bo arranged and planted ...
SUBMARINE PARIS. LANDMARKS UNDER WATER. DANGER ON THE "JOIE DE VIVRE." [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
SUBMARINE PARIS. LANDMARKS UNDER WATER. DANGER ON THE "JOIE DE VIVRE." The deluge lias been n trifle Into, but It has como after Louis all the same. It has blotted out the PIncc do la Concorde, wherein several of the aforesaid Louis's Illustrious relatives lost hoir heads; It has threatened to swamp the tomb of Napoleon at the Invalides and the Venus of Milo on. the ground floor of the,Louvre; it has imparted a Venetian aspect to Notre Dame, the Morgue, and other build ings that the world knows less about on the lie do Cite and the lie St. Louis. I'aris Is a flat city; the shelv ing from the river is so gradual as to be imperceptible lor the first mile or two. And it is around the river .on both sides that the important Paris has grown. History tells that the two islands constituted the camp of the ancient Gauls, and thence civi lisation spread until today M'Martre Itself presents a condition which pass es for civilisation, until the apaches break loose and smash things every now an...
INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL AT GLASGOW. A CROWD OF 140,000. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
1 INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL AT I GLASGOW. A CROWD OF 140,000. [By Will Rock.] It waa woll worth tho long: railway journey that n follow-Australian and I niado from Inverness, if only to seo tho oxtraordinary crowd at tho Inter national (Association foothnll) between Scotland and England at Glasgow. Tho attendance, cstinmtod nt 120,000, does not constitute a record for tho ground, hut as something liko 20,000 people were shut out oww£ to a miatako on tho part of tho officials, who, thinking tho ground full, closed the gates at 2.40 p.m., there were probably 140,000 people who visited Hampden Park with tho intention of seeing the match. En thusiasts travelled over-night from all parts of tho United Kingdom for this game, some 14 special trains coming from London alone. On the Saturday flight Glasgow hotels and lodging hoiiWR were (jtiito unable to provide accommodation for tho army of visitors. Hampden Park ground, tho largest in Great Hritain, although hot to ho compared with tho Melbou...
SPECK IN THE SKY. DODGING THE CONSTABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
SPECK IN THE SKY. DODGING Til 10 CONSTABl.U. T. Kashiarn, who was formerly a ■star aviator In the Japanese army, and who recently lived at MiUflre, Los Angeles, has adopted a new way of evading justice. When a constable called this week to attach his biplane for a debt of .U25 the machine was gone, and ail the constable could see, with the aid of glasses, was a far-away speck in the sky. (Jet a few large knobs of chalk and lay thorn at the back and sides of a lire. They will burn as red as coul, j give a lovely heat, and save the coal.1
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
Dancing D ANCING. DANCING. ANCING. DANCING. NORTHCOTE~~TOWN HALL (Large and Small Halla). THE ROYALS. THE ROYALS. EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT. EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT. Sturtevant's Orchestra. Perfect Floor. Cloak Room Attendants. Fee, 1/- at door. H. Griffiths, Sec. —. MathewmaN, Treas. Cathedral Hall Dance, 6th August. PENDER'S Grove Settlers' Asso ciation will hold their Fortnightly SOCIAL in the Pender's Grove Hall, corner Dundas and Newcastle Streets, THIS (Saturday) EVENING. Good Floor, Splendid Music, Sociable Com Everybody Welcome. Gents 1/-, Res 6d. A. Newell, Hon. Sec. panv. Ladies Wanted to Sail GRAVEL, Best, Cheap. George Wardrop, Mitchell St., Northcote. PUSH CART, strong, good order cheap. "D'Lonra," Normanby Av enue, Thornbury. MISS C. PRYTZ (University Cer tificate) has a Few Vacancies for Pupils in Piano, Theory, and Harmony. Terms on application, ''Mokoia," 44 Garnet Street, Preston. MISS HUTCHINSON (late of St. Kilda), DRESSMAKER,' 60 BALLANTYNE ST., Thornbury. CHARLES FOWLE...
99 MARRIES 19. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
99 MARRIES 19. Mrs. S. T. Benson, o£ Kingston, Now York, who la 0110 year short of a 100, was married last Saturday to a l!)-years-old bridegroom. Despite her age, tlio old lady is a shrewd business woman, and lias considerable proper ty. She has had numerous "admir ers." An English youth who had just fin ished a very todious journey In a very slow-going train in South America, said to one of tho railway officials:— "Does this company allow passen gers to give It ndvlce if they do so in a respectful manner?" The official replied that ho thought it did. "Well," the youth wont on, "it oc curred to mo it would be well to detach tho cow-catchor ironi the front of the engine and fasten it to the rear of the train. For, you see, wo are not like ly to overtake a cow, but what's to prevent a cow strolling into the car and biting a passenger?"
BASEBALL. A GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
BASEBALL. A GRADE. Northcotc played .Fitzroy Inst Satur day, and nftor n full gome Fitzroy won by two runs. Elliot nnd Crawley did the pitching for Northcotc, the latter being the more successful. Northcotc's batting was again weak, Brown and Begg being the only batsmen to keepup their reputation, Brown getting a nice "throe bagger " in his last innings. In the field Froebel was the most promin ent, getting twelve victims at first base without error. Begg, on second base, also fielded well, and in the outfield, Billings, Bolton and Brown accepted every chance hit out to them. | Northcote play Collingwood at North ' cote park to-day, play starting at 1.30.
TO HIDE BALDNESS. HAIRS SEWN IN HUMAN SCALP. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
TO HIDE BALDNESS. HAIRS SEWN IN HUMAN SCALP. A method of sewing hairs in the ; humau scalp in cases of partial or total baldness has been successfully used in several instances by Dr. Szekely at the hospital of Saint Ste phane at Budapest. The number of hairs "planted" in the head of a patient, says "The Times," has been as many as 50,000. One hundred hairs are drawn through punctures in the scalp to every square centimetre, ami as both ends are left free, the number is thus 200, or over 1000 to each square inch. Very line gold wires are used, one five-hundredth of an inch in diameter, and fine, long hairs from a woman's head are at tached at the middle to these. The gold loop or knot acts as an "an chor," and after sterilisation is intro duced into the subcutaneous tissue, where it is slightly twisted, and holds the hair permanently in position. It is stated that 500 hairs can thus be introduced into the scalp within three quarters of an hour. Dr. Szekely lias designed a special in...
C GRADE. PRESTON V. ESSENDON. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
C GRADE. PRESTON V. ESSENDON. This match wns played nt Esscndon Inst Saturday, and as the local team had been playing some good ball the last few games, a good " go " was expectcd and fully realised. At the end of 8 innings tne score was Sail. Preston hit hard in the 9th innings and rattled up 7 runs and got out through time getting close. Esscndon went in for their final innings with 21 minutes to piny. Blun dell, pitching in his best style, Htruck two bntumen out and had two strikes up against the third when time was called, the match thus ending in a draw. Preston only had one more pitch to finish the game and the worst luck was that the umpire's watch was 2 minutes fast Blundcll struck out 10. Gillies caught splendidly. Wilson scored 3 runs, and Westmoreland, nt short stop, took two good flies. To-dny's game is at Willinmstown. Players arc requested to catch the 12.18 train if possible. Northcote again suffered defeat on Saturday, this time at the hands of the Y.M.C.A., a fast i...