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THE FARMER'S POSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
THE FARMER'S POSITION. How manv of the well-groomed, well fed people in tho cities ever stop to think -what would happen to thorn if tho fanner should leave tho hind, or to ask^whonce ninio their daily bread? Tho only occasion on which they think of the fanner at all is when thov scan their grocer's bill and conjure up vis ions of :i. rapacious robber out on tho land, who in liendish glee is boosting the cost of living. They do not know, or if thov do very often they do not care, that the man on tho farm, at the mercy of Hood, drought, pestilence, and all tho insect plagues of Fgypt, is patiently and industriously doing his duty, and that very little of tho ulti mate price of his product finds its way into his purse. It would bo well if our cousins in town could see the man on tho land from a nou/and more correct angle. Reverses may have their uses. Until a man is down ho has hut small chance to look up; but, being down, ho then .sees things from auother Wow point, which gives him a...
MIXING MANURES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
-MIXING MANURES. " In mixing manures, unless cave and judgment arc oxerciscd," much .loss will result. If sulphate of ammonia enters into n mixture, no manure containing lime should bo put with; it, as the am monia is thereby volatilised and lost. It is quite safe to mix it with super., guano, :bonedust, kainit, and sulghato or muriato of potash, and it may bo added to stable manure if nn extra amount of nitrogen is desired. On 110 accouut must slag or limo come in di rect contact with it. These remarks apply equally to dried ldood, blood and hone, or any organic nitrogenous ma nures. On tho other hand, nitrate of soda will mix with slag or lime. If it is desired to use sulphate of ammonia or blood and bono whore slag is used ur the phosplmtic manure, tho latter should be some three or fcJur weeks bofore tho nitrogenous manure, and lmrrowcd in. On tho other hand, al though' nitrate of soda will mix with slag, it" is' not advisable to sow them together, as tho nitrogen is so extreme ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
Taps, Bathroom, and all other Sanitary Arrangements of Your House Must bo kept in perfect order if you would enjoy health ami comfort this Summer—and always. _ Good work can he carried out only by n plumber who has had experience as well as scientific knowledge of modern plumbing methods. I have both. For years I have given complete satisfaction to my customers and their recom mendations are helping my business to grow. The same attention given to small and large jobs alike. My charges are very reasonable. Estimates free for all bran ches of the trade. For Prompt and Reliable Plumbing Work come to JOHN SHAW 305 HIGH ST., NORTHCOTE Phone, Northcote 96 For a Days Drive-a Wfeeks Tour, or Longer Nothing can equal the pleasure of passing swiftly and smoothly through the country in a motor car.' To do this does not neces sitate the possession of a car—you can hire one for any length of time. The hire of luxurious, smooth running touring cars is our business, and our charges are extremely ...
SAROJINI NAIDU POETESS AND LEADER. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
SAROJINI NAIDU POETESS AND LEADER. Mrs Snrojlni Naldu, B.A., whom Mr Edmund Gossc describes as "the most brilliant, tlic most original, as well as tho most correct,, of all the natives of Hindustan who imvo written In Eng lish/' and who Is In England, has been Interviewed by a representative of tho "Westminster Gazette." Mrs Naidu, who Is small in stature, and frail-looking in appearance,' Is a typically dainty and sweet-tempered woman of tho East. She is a student, an orator, and a poetess—n: pootcss who droims continually of that-land of which sho has said: "My ancestors for thousands of years have been lov ors of tho forest a.nd mountain eaves, great dreamers, great scholars, great ascetics." .Mrs Naidti comes of a widely re spected Brahmin family of Bengal. Of her father, Dr. Aghorcjiath Chatto padhyay, who is well known In India, sho says: "My father Is a dreamer* himself, a great dreamer, a great man whose life has been a magnificent fail ure. I suppose In tho whole of India t...
MAGAZINE MOTOR CAR VAGARIES OF WRITERS [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
MAGAZINE MOTOR CAR VAGARIES OF WRITERS -TOno ot the most remarkable pro ducts.of tho twentieth centuu is tlmt triumph of mechanical cngincetinfc, tho Mngnaino motorcar. U has boon remarked that the ?0,u]?mcn write tho plowing advertisements or "Uou.ses to J,of' havo obviously never lived In them." , , It Is equally obvious (says "Motor Nous"): that the worthy, folk- ;who wrlto, in the popular magazines, linlr curling short stor.lcs about motorcars I liave nover driven In them, *lt was, 1 of course, Inevitable that with the 1 rapid advance of the motorcar In popular favor there should be a cor- I responding advance In the popular Imagination on tho subject. In thiri case the proverb must be reversed, for assuredly tho short story-tellers make fiction stranger than truth. There are several different models of the magazine motorcars, but, so far as essentials are concerned, the specification Is'common to all. It fre quently hns eight cylinders; seldom fewer than six. It has a gigantic ...
HOBBIES GIVE ME THE PIP [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
HOBBIES GIVE ME THE PIP | Hobbyitis is worso than appendi citis, neuritis, or nny otiier "itis." Tlicso can be cured, but hobbyitis is n malady beyond tlio surgeon's knifo or the doctor's medicine. It is ex cessive inflnnunntion of the possessivo faculty. It prips you, grows on you, over you and in you, until life is a burden to yoursolf aiul others. It creates sel fishness, wastes one's life, ruins one's pocket, and, aftor all, what hns-bcbn achievedt Simply this; that some ob jects which before woro scnttered lmvc been painfull] collected in a heap. Vet pnronts aro seductively urged by certain scribcs to sco that "their chil dren have n hobby. .Are tlio writers stnnip dealers, fretwork tool makers; rabbit and guinea-pig dealers? You try hard to prevent your child catching hobbyitis, knowing not only that prevention is better than cure, but that th»ro is 110 cure. Then lie catches it through tlio "Lad's Weekly,' or even, nlasl your own favorite pen nyworth. Iiis 'bachelor uncle con...
What a Disappointment. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
What a Disappointment. "Sure, Casey was a fine fellow." "Ho was Unit. A fine follow, Casey." "Ami » eheorful man." "A cheerful man was Casey—tlie eheerfulest man f ever knew " "Casey was a generous man, too." ''Generous, yon say? Well, I don't know so mueli about that. Did Casev ever buy you anything:"* "Well, nearly. One &lt;lny lie eairie in to the Mine lloar'n barroom, whore mo and my friends were drinking, and lie said 10 lis: 'Well, men, what ai? we «.w inj4 to here—rain or snow?" 1 The man who is.a failure at inventing excuses hay no iJght to got married.
USE FOR FALLOW LANDS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
USE FOR FALLOW LANDS. It is questionnblo if ono 11011-fnllow ing wheat-grower could bo found iij nny part of Victoria. Not only so, but also ovory part of the fallow nnd four courso rotation system, combined with . slioc]i-keoping, is boing steadily, ndont ed. Tho cleanness of tho crops this year, and freedom from wild oats, sor rel, nnd other weeds (spcalcing goner nll.v, of course, because there aro still a few oxcoptions) nro noticeablo as a direct outcomo of the improved agri-' culture. Tho importance of "work ing tlio fallow" is no longer doubted, and tho instances aro increasing in which; fattening fodder for tho sheep is being grown on the fallow, thus sav ing the ono-timo loss of a yenr under tho bare fallow system, while keeping tho land in heart by an annual nitro genous re-fcrtilisation of the soil.
NELSON'S CHAPLAIN. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
NELSON'S CHAPLAIN. The "Death of Nelson is a sconc well known to nil—tho dimly-lighted cock pit, the dying hero, and Captain ITar dy listening to his Admiral's last or ders. On the other side is n stooping figure in black, loss '-familiar, yet equally cherished by the great sailor-— Dr; Scott, his secretary and chaplain. A fow years ago, sonic of the oldest inhabitants of; Southminster (R>sex) couUVstill vcmembov tho "owd parson,", and whose "Nelson relics" may still.be seen in tho church vestry. ^Dr. Scott was a man of the world, intelligent, tactful, juid'.a wonderful linguist, who had spent half his life, afloat^ and was highly esteemod by the Admiral. One of Nelson's theories was that every scrap of paper was worthy of study, that no matvput pen to paper withoutbotraying something of his real knowledge or real intentions. He-would thus'keep Scott in the cabin of the Vic tory reading foreign gazettes, newspap ers, letters, and despatches in every lan guage till exhausted natur...
NITROGEN FIXING PLANTS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
NITROGEN FIXING PLANTS. .Tho question often arisos whether thoro aro any other plants besides tho great family of legumes that nro capablo of acting, either nlono or with bactaria and fixing nitrogen. Our knowledge in regard to this subject is as yet very incomplete. iSomo ex perimentalists have insisted that the property of fixing atmospheric nitro gen is quito general among plants. It hns been claimed to exist in wheat, oats, mustards, and a variety of other plnnts, Su'cludmg algae. Tlio claims have boon advanced that tho proporty is a general ono, and that the legumes only differ from other plants in that their power in this respcct is greatly conies from tho presence of tuborclo bacteria in their roots. These conclu sions nve certainly not demonstrated, and nro cjuite generally discredited, Thero is practically 110 evidence for a bolief in such a' general nitrogen-fixa tion power, hor have we any reason for believing that the property of living in Avmbioss's with h-:etcrin, and ...
TO DESTROY SORREL: [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
TO DESTROY SORREL: Sorrel is n considerable nuisance in many cultivation pnddocks, nnd farm ers will lio interested in learning par ticulars as to tlio best menus of destruc tion. South Australian wheat-growers' liavo eradicated this weed by putting . on'sheep to cut tho plants close to the ground, after which the land is well ploughed and tho sorrel knocked about ns much ns possible with the harrows and cultivator during tho hot weathor. A Tnsmanian farmer t^ivos tho fol lowing. helpful information for its eradication:—"I enn guarantee a prac tical clcnranco of tho rubbish if tho land is treated with limo and soino form of potash. Sorrel appears tocolno very strongly after using superphos phate Cor several years, and tho root formation thickens and strengthens. It is when it reaches such a stage that it is most difficult to get rid of. On tho fallow X should uso tho spring-tooth cultivator freely during tho hot wea ther, so ns to kill tlio big roots by means of tlio sun's rnys. If ...
NORTHCOTE TOWN COUNCIL. TUESDAY, JANUARY 27. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
NORTHCOTE TOWN COUNCIL. . TUESDAY, JANUARY 27. Present: — Cih. Dennis (mayor) Mnson, Loos, Tharrat t, Woolhouse, Hastings, Johnson, Schwaobsch, Smith, Plant, Haye-i, Redmond and Me Donoll, WATER EXTENSION. Tho Metropolitan Hoard of Works wroto ngreoing to lny tho water in Lonnox street. CON.SUMPTIVE SANATOR1U.U. Tho Ileathcrton Sanatorium wrote forwarding account for t'i' l Os Gd, be ing this council's proportion of cost of maintenance. The daily average of beds occupied sineo the opening of the institution was 18.3 and the cost, tC.'l por bod.—Referred to financo com mit, too DRAIN THROUGH PIPE TRACK. Tho Metropolitan Itjard of Works wroto agreeing to the substitution of a pipe drain for tho present open channel across tho Hoard's pipe track at Merri pavado to discharge drainago into tho Merri Creok —Terms aceop tcd, on tho motion of Crs. "\V00U1 uiso and Smith. SCHOOL SITE SH AFTESBU H Y PARADE., 'l'ho Education Department wroto that in view of possible future develop ments for te...
NORTHCOTE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 February 1914
Inorihcote congregational i church. The ceremony of laying the founda tion stone of the new brick church was performed last Saturday afternoon in the presence of a large and representa tive gathering. Seated on the platform were the Revs. Joyce (chairman of the Congregational Union), Jones (Home Mission Superin tendent), Bunton (pastor), Taylor, Lee, Farr, Hugo, Barnet. Roberts, Brewer, Hewison (Baptist), Knee, Thomas, Moore (Methodist), also Mr. Little (architect), Mr. Jones (contractor), and Mr. Wood (senior deacoii). Apologies were tendered on behalf of Ilev. G. J. Williams, of the London Missionary Society, Rev. R. W. Rock (Presbyterian), Res'. A. Uglow (Metho dist), Crs. Hayes and Redmond, and Mr G. G. Mercy. The proceedings opened with the well known hymn, "Our God, our help in ages past," Mr. G. Doward presidingat the organ. The Rev. E. Taylor offered the invocatory prayer. Appropriate passages of scripture were read by the Rev. L. W. Farr. The Rev. H. S. Joyce delivered an a...
TRAM ACCIDENT. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 February 1914
TRAM ACCIDENT. Mr. Eustace JamesiWhitchell, builder and contractor, 492 High street, North cote, met with a serious accident on Saturday last by falling from the back platform of a tram cur. At the time of the accident Mr. Witchell was leaning against the wire gate at the side of the back platform, and when the car was swinging round the bend in the track opposite the Bridge Hotel, the gate suddenly opened, precipitating Mr. Whitchell on to the road. He fell on his head and sustained concussion of the brain. He has been in a semi-conscious state since the accident, and his condi tion is considerederitical. Drs. Mendel sohn and E. J. Bird have been in attend ance on him.
PROPOSED ST. GEORGE'S RD.PRESTON TRAMWAY. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 February 1914
PROPOSED ST. GEORGE'S RD. PRESTON TRAMWAY. To llio Kilitor. Sir, —We would crave a little of your valuable space to answer your corres pondents, Mr. Isaac Harrow and (Jr. fharratt, by 'he way both High street inen. Let us take Mr. Harrow's letter first. The only question he raises is the silly one "Would any member of the Tram League put their own money | into the venture V" We thought, he knew that the policy of the Parliament of this State is to prevent any more private control or ownership of tram ways. They must now be built by municipal trusts, but if it would be any relief to Mr. Barrow we would like to tell him that the league has had two offers to construct, the trams if we could secure to the parties a thirty years' lease. Cr. Tharratt raises two ques tions, one the fact that the Prahran trams run east and west. Of course their one north and south street, Chapel street, has already a tram in it, and its traffic is so congested that the Prahran council is trying to open up, ...
Both Felt Ill. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 February 1914
Both Felt 111. Pat and llilte, just after their arrival i over hero, went into a restaurant. On tho tablo was. a bowl of mustard, and Pat took a big mouthful and put it into his mouth. Tho tears began to roll down his cheeks. "Pat, what are you crying for?" ask ed Mike. "Pat, what aro you crying for?" ask ed Alike. &lt; ,lX just remembered," said Pat, "that exactly a year ago to-day mo old uncle was hung in Ireland." Mike, by this time, had a spoonful of mustard in his mouth, and the tears be gan to roll down his cheeks too. "What aro you crying for, MikeP" asked Pat. 1 "Because you were not hung with • your uncle 1" gasped Mike.
CHURCH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SUBJECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 February 1914
CHURCH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SUBJECTS. Congregational. —11, "Responsibility in Evil;" 7, "Human lilunders." Preston Methodist. —7, "The Church, the Hock and the Key." All Saints' (Preston).—7 p.m., "Bro therhood. " Rev. R. W. Rod;, of Northcote Pres byterian Church, has returned from his holiday, and his evening subject on Sunday will be—"The best thing 1 heard, saw, read and thought during my holiday." The Rev. C. W. Atkinson, M.A., lectured on Monday night to a good audience in the Preston Methodist church on the subject of "England in Australian Eyes." Mi\ John Hattain tilled the chair and at the close of the lecture moved a very cordial vote of thanks to the Rev. lecturer. Rev. C. W. Wood is back from his holiday and will occupy the pulpit of Holy Trinity, Thornbury, on Sunday. Rev. J. T. Robertson, M.A., of Nth. Melbourne, has been selected to preach the PresLyterian Charges at Preston and Thornbury vacant. At the Baptist Church on Sunday even ing a special service for bowlers is b...
To Make Him Hungry. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 February 1914
To Make Him Hungry. i _ Somebody lias suggested tlmt Sir. Mc Kenna, who has ordered that the for ciblo fcding of suffragettes shall bo rc noived, should bo told this story, as it | might help him in dealing with theso refractory ladies. | One morning the governor of a Gor ' man prison said to his chief warder: "I say, number twenty-five is behaving ■worse than ever. Put him oil bread and water for a bit." "But ho has refused all food for two days" protested the chief warder. "Then," ordered the merciless govern or, "let ono of the warders sit beside him and read aloud to him from a cook ; cry book!"
Epping Shire News. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 February 1914
Epping Shire News. The many friends of Mrs. Meade, the Thomastown station mistress will regret to hear that she is laid uside owing to a somewhat serious accident. On foundation Day she fell from a stand and broke her arm and injured her knee in such a way as to render her incapable of walking. Under the cure of Dr. Cuscaden she is making a good recovery, but it will be some weeks before she will be able to leave her room. Messrs J. 1'. llowe and Co., Propty. Ltd., of Preston, have been uwarded first prize and gold medal for their exhibit of leathers at the Bullarat Indus trial Exhibition. fit commenting on the exhibit the judge put his decision on record in the following terms:—"In connection with the exhibit from J. P. Howe and Co., Propty. Ltd., 1 should like to say that I was greatly pleased with it and do not remember having seen a finer collection of leathers during the fifty years that I have been connec ted with tanning and leather dressing.'' It is gratifying to find our lo...