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SENSE OF TOUCH TEST OF POWERS OF BLIND [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
SENSE OF TOUCH 'TEST Op POW\ItS F H1,' -1N1 The King and Queen have shown their Interest in a remarkable experi ment which has been conducted at Sunl derland in order to test the accuracy of the impressions conveyed to the blind through their sen:-e of touch. A number of children of the Council Blind School were recently asked to express in clay the impression received, after handling various objects, includ ing animal models, ete, in the Sunder land Museum. As a result about two dozen models were produced without assistance. These were sent to Lamb ton while the King and Queen were the guests of Lord Durham. The following letter has now been sent by Lord Durliam to Mr J. A. Charlton Deas, director of the Suther land .Museum: "When they were at Lanbtoun the King and Queen examined your case of models of animal life made by the blind, and partially blind children, and were much impressed by their work. "Their Majesties desire me to tell you how greatly interested they were by these e...
WOMAN'S WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
WOMAN'S WORK. The average husband seldom gets both himself and his wife into cor rect perspective; he usually comes out a larger than life size; and his wife a little smaller, It is this that makes him believe that he is an abso tule essential in any circumstance that concerns his wife, It is the pro. tective instinct overdone. A sparate holiday Is a thing every wife dreams about, 'but she refrains ,from mentioning It, because-and this is the secret-she does not think her husband has common-sense enough not to feel Injured at the pro. posal. Many a husband seems to think that she can, on occasion, be her own pilot. It rather twinges his dignity to think of her acting entire. ly on her own initiative. Even the most affectionate husband is often something of a despot in home life., He chokes her self-expression by thinking for her, planning for her, and deciding for her, Can you wonder, then, that she should dream dreams of 'being en tirely herself :for a fortnight or a month? To thin...
Rather Muddled [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
Rather Muddled How great questions will find their way into the most sequcteored nooks was forcibly brought home recently during a week-end In a Warwick shiro village. Tlie local Liberal Asso clation was in great distress at the loss of a former follower, the bailiff of the squire, but it found solace in the reason lie gave for hils defection. "I'm n in ,favor of this 'ore 'Traffic' Reform," 'le said, "for I've. seen them three motors tearing along across the common at sich a pace that a body's life ain't safe when he tries to cross tile road. Talk of your Free fl'rade- gimnmo 'Trafflo' Reform." The Prodigal Son: Well, dad, I'm back again. Are you going to kill the fatted calf? Unsympathetic Father: No, I will not k.ll you. But I'll put you to York and train some of tile fat off youl
WATER FOR ROSSMOYNE AND GOOCH STREETS. SYMPATHETIC COUNCILLORS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
WATER FOR ROSSMOYNE AND GOOCH STREETS. SYMPATHETIC COUNCILLORS. Cr. McDonell, at the council meeting on Monday evening, enquired if any progress had been made in the direction of getting the water extended in Gooch and Rossmoyne streets. Commissioner-Woolhouse said he had tried several times to induce the Board to matke the extensions; but he was afraid nothing would bedone till more houses were built, as the revenue was now only 14 per cent. Cr. McDonell moved that the council give the necessary guarantee. Cr, Woolhouse-They won't take itI on, Cr. McDonell-If there were only two human beings there they should be sup plied with water, seeing they are part owners. He moved that a further appli cation be made for the water. ,.Cr. Redmond seconded, remarking that it was very unfair to ask those people to carry their water seeing they were only a short distance from the main. Cr. Woolhouse said that at'the Board he had earned the name of the "North cote pest" because of his agitation fo...
DOES SHEARING LAMBS PAY? [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
DOES SHEARING LAMB6 PAY? The kec? demand which has pro vailed all througgh the wool season, and, as a miatter of fact, for several seasous past, for lambs' wool, and the excellent prices which rule for this description, should be a conclu alve answer to the question so often asked; Does It pay to shear lambs? It certainly does pay, and the tra'de would readily absorb a much larger quantity of lanbitt' wool ,were it available. As a matter of fact, wool users are grumbling over the falling off in the volume of this description, which is no doubt attributed to the high shearing rates, Hitgh as shear lug rates and labor costs are, how ever, it pays to shear lambs, and take reasonable care in presenting It to buyers. It should be classed, where there is a fahi-sized lot, in firsts, sec oends and thirds, This is no very dif Ilcult matter, the main consideration In sorting being length and condition. A fair length is desirable. Short lambs' wool has been s?lling with little Irregularity at...
BRIDGE OVER DAREBIN CREEK NORTHCOTE COUNCIL APPROVE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
BRIDGE OVER DOHREBIN CREFK NORTHCOTE COUNCIL APPROVE, At the meeting of the Northcote town council on Monday evening, the mayor (Cr. Dennis) reported as to the scheme drawn up at the conference with Heidelberg council regarding a bridge over the Darebin Creek at the end of Darebin street. The proposal is to erect a brick and stone bridge 40 feet wide at an estimated cost of £5000, the Government to be asked for assistance. The mayor said he had been in com munication with Mr. Membrey, M.L.A,Y who felt certain of being able to get a grant from the Government, and there would be no need for a deputation. Cr. Redmond moved that the council approve of the scheme. Cr. McDonell seconded, but he would like to see the bridge 50 feet wide, when it would serve for all time. Cr. Bastings said this point was fully discussed at the conference, but it was decided to go in for the less costly scheme. A 40ft, bridge would carry two lines of tram rails and provision could be made to carry the foot p...
PURCHASING EWES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
PURCHASING EWES, Of aterino owes the farmer has many to choose from. The small man is always at a disadvantage in purchasing small lots, The pastoral ist prefers to sell lI large drafts. Of cross-bred ewes the supply is limited, A few breeders have considered it advcisable to cater for this trade, but so far the supply is not equal to the demantld. This means that Fuch Cwes are comiuanding high prices. Of comncback ewes there is also a limit ed supply. Of nondescripts there are far too many, and these should be strenuously avoided. The ewes pur chased should be all of one class, and preferably of one ago and ear mark. Small mixed lots from dealers or saklyards always prove unsatis factory, as the wool from such is so mixed as to command but the low est prices, and the progeny lacks that unifolinity so necessary to command the be~t ligures under the hanmmer.
Prince of Wales' Park School ITS OVERCROWDED CONDITION. ADJUNCT TO BE ASKED FOR. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
Prince of Wales' Park School ITS OVERCROWDED CONDITION. ADJUNCT TO BE ASKED FOR. Cr. Henderson at the meeting of the Northcote tow'n council on Monday evening said he would like to draw at tention to the disgracefully overcrow ded condition of the Wales street school. The school had accommodation for 600, while 960 were on the roll and the aver age attendance was 891. Since the be ginning of the year 80 new scholars had been enrolled. Desks. made for 2 had now to seat 3, and the hall was also ppacked-with children: When they had Sir Alexander Peacock? out last' year he' was impressed with the fact that the school was overcrowded, and they had asked for new schools to be built in the west and south wards, but nothing had come of it. With a view of giving re lief he would move that another letter be sent to the Education Department asking them to use the Methodist Schoolroom for the younger children in the west ward. Cr. Woolhouse seconded the motion, They had tried hard to get new sc...
LICK FOR SHEEP. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
LICK FOR SHEEP, Sheep hhouldh havo access to" a lick of salt, as it aids the assimila tion of food, and has a salutary offect upon many parasites, A good lick is made of:-10lb. Liverpool saft, 41b. dulphato of iron, and 61b. of lime, The iron is a good blood tonic. The inme may make good any deliciency of that material in the pastures, and is oKin very beneficial to young grv, i)g sheep, Such a lick prevents that unnatural appetite in sheep ahich omeotinles takes tll)m form of eating dried poisoned rabbits and other decaying animal tissues. It should be covered from the rains. An exce?i of salt may interfere with nu trition by causing sheep to dl'lnk too much water, which may lead to a '.'??re of the albumenoids of the feed.
ELECTRIC LIGHT AGREEMENT. A MATTER OF EXTRAS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
ELECTRIC 'LIGHT AGREEMENT. A MATTER OF EXTRAS, Preston shire council wrote to North cote on Monday evening desiring to know when this council would be in a position to supply electric current. Also requesting that the electric light agree ment be returned as soon as possible. The mayor (Cr. Dennis) said they had a conference with Preston regarding meters and other matters just about the time the shortage wds discovered in the cable. He (Cr. Dennis) brought the matter under the notice of the Preston representatives and said he thought the extra cost to Preston would be about £200. He suggested that the two engineers confer and report to their councils. Mr. Ashman then made up the extras and forwarded an account to the Preston engineers. They would have noticed by the report in the local paper that the president of Prestonshire had said that personally he was quite prepared to pay what was fair towards the extra cost. Perhaps they were not in a position to make Preston pay, but he (Cr...
BREEDING ERRORS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
BREEDING ERRORS, A few conulou errors which the shecp-farlmer should avoid are the following:; 'Ihe choice of unsuitable country; the choice of unsuitable breeds; over stocking; the purchase of mixed non degcript ewes; the use of cross-bred ramni; placing too much dependeice upon the natural pastures; failure to cull drastically, S?4 observance of the above princli m ltc; ,'?uld prevent many Illital er rors, t??F 8ltlco the lamb andl mutton ulade, ,il ll u a i more stable basis, which would be to the edvantage of the ,far? ik~r, the pastorallst, and the itatl
O.S.T. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
O.S.T. The Duke of York division hehl its meeting on Monday night, Bro. C. Lugg, VW.P. in the chair. The dea(th of Bro. 11, l. Illannah caused deep regrt. l1e was lw;lays a Itaunch worker in the l)tlll eance lluits, and11 it was agreed to sendI Io ltter of sympathy to his parents. Next Monday, 16th, is (uarter nilht,
PRESTON V. BRUNSWICK CITY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
PRESTON V. BRUNSWICK CITY, This match was concluded last Satur 'day, the scores then standing-Preston, 195 (Howe 52 not out); Brunswick, 3 for 50, Brunswick continued their innings, but Blundell's bowling was too good, and they \vere disposed of for 118, and saved a follow on by 3 runs. Bridges 42, Madden 35, O'Loughlan 19, Blun dell 7 for 55, Ogden 1 for 19. Preston's second innings started badly, 8 wickets falling for 69, when Mehegan and Fyfe got to-gether and added 76 runs, Mehe gan playing a splendid innings for 49, including two 6's and four 4's. Fyfe got 24 not out, Total, 145, Preston won by 77 on the first innings. To-day's match is against Flemington and Kensington, to be played at New market, near station. The Preston second eleven will play the Erratics at Preston oval to-day, Last Saturday's game had to be can celled owing to the East Melbourne ground being engaged for foot races, Presbyterian association,-Northcote, 6 for 198 (N. Richardson 106, J. Shand 45, E. Richard...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
Church Notices: ALL, SAINTS' CHURCH, NORTHCOTE. Sunday Services: Morning, Rev, A, C. KELLAwAY. Afternoon and bvening, Rev. A. R. EBBs, Ti OLY TRINITY, THORNBURY S (Railway Parade). Sexagesima Sunday, 11 a.m., Morning Prayer and Litany, Rev. A. R. EaRs. 7.80 p.m., Evening Prayer and Ser mon, Rev. F. W. RAMSAY. N. B. -There will be no celebration at 8 a, m. ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, PRESTON. Sexagesima Sunday. 8 a,m., Holy Communion (Guild), 11 a.m:, Matins and Litany. 7,30 p.m., "God's Call." Rev, B. C. A. EVA. N ORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (JAMES ST.) Minister: Rev. R. W. ROCK. Sabbath Services: Monring, "What a Man Loses by Taking No Stock in Religion." Evening, "The Christian's Security." PRESTON AND THORNBURY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES. Sunday, 15th February. lRev. J. T. ROnERTSbN, M,A., of North Melbourne, will preach the charpes vacant: PRESTON, 11. 11.m. TIlORNBURY, 7 p.m. N ORTHCOTE METHODIST CHURCHES. Sunday Services: IlGIII STREET. Harvest Thanksgiving. 10 a.m,., Brotherhood. 11 a:m....
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
Produce Merchantse"E?i'G J. A. BOSTOCK, -NIGH STREET, NORTHOCOTF ISHES to thank hie patrons for their past favors, and also to inform them that he sells the best BOX FJIREWOOD NEWCASTLE JOAL, ALTONA BROWN COAL, at Melbourne Prices for Cash. Out Green Bone, Victorian Chicken Meal, Pigeon Peas, Canary Sood and Sand, also Shell Grit for Fowls All kinds of Produce at Lowest Rates, Agent for Northoote of Celebrated Sickle Brand of RRTonxTn CHIAnooA., Plumnbers. J. E. Thomson, Plumber and Gasfitter, 223 HIGH STREET, PRESTON, Plumbing in all brauchei attended to. Retimates for Sewerage Connections, Gas and Water Laid On, Water Meters Fixed. Pumps and Irrigation a Speciality, G. CHESSWAS, LICENSED PLUMBER, 7 ELM STREET, NORTHCOTE, Sewerage and General Plumbing Work of every description undertaken, WATER METERS FIXED. Estimates Given, Letters promptly attended to, Announce mlon s E. M. KELSO W ISES to intimate to the Publio o. Preston and distriot that he has purchased the old established Sa...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
A meeting of the committee who have in hand the arrangements for the series of entertainments to be held in aid of the Austin Hospital, was held at the town hall on Thursday evening, the nlmyor (Cr. Dennis) in the chair. It was agreed that books of tickets covering the three entertainments be posted to townspeople with a request that they be retained or disposed of. In this way it is hoped that a substantial sum will be raised locally without pressing heavily on any single i.ldividual, Entertai aments are be ing arranged to suit all tastes, and in connection with theo demonstration at the park it was resolved to offer a prize of one guinea to the lodge or society making the best display, in the proces sion, also a prize of 10/6 for the best sustained comic character, The North cote South R11tepayers' Association, the Pender's Grove Settlers' Assoiation, the Northcote and Preston Scottish Society and the Nor'thiote Municipal Bi'ass Band wrote promising their assistance and support, a...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
Death RUXTON.-On 7th February, of pneu monia, at 224 High St., Northcote, Evelyn, the beloved wife of Louis Ruxton, and loving mother of Esther, Doris, Lilly, David, Annie, Freddie, Alex, Ernest, Basil, Kenneth, ; and baby. Loved by all. JUSTICE TO ALL. Published every Saturday Morning. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14.
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
RIFLE SHOOTING, BY BULLSEYE. Northcote fired 1i shots 'at 700 yds., it being the first stage of Captain A. Brown's trophy. A south-west wind blew at variable strengths, making it very hard to keep all the shots on the bull, G. Kobelke topped the score, in cluding handicap, HI Hook being run ner-up. The handicap and scratch aggregates to date are Handicap aggregate.-H. Hook 128, SA. Weete 128, E. Witcomb 127, G. Kobelke 125, Scratch aggregate.-H, Hook 122,. E. Witcomb 115, A. Weato 115, G. Kobelke 99. A match was fired against Rushworth on the Port Melborune range over 800 and 500 yds., resulting in a win for Northcote by 31 points. The visitors were entertained to dinner at the Cri terian Hotel, Captain Brown proposed the toast of the Rushworth team, which was respoeded to by the captain and secretary of the Rushworth club, A cordial invitation was given to the Northcote team to visit Rushworth at some future (date.
DARING JEWEL ROBBERY SUBSTITUTED BOX [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
DARINfi JEWEL ROBBERY SUg'BSTITUTID 13OX A few days ago curious news was oe celved from Nantes to the effect that a daring jewel robbery had heen corn mitted there to the detriment of a travelling agent, whose hox of jewels was mysteriously removed, and another filled with soap,' put in its 1lace (says the Paris correspondent of "The Dally Telegraph," December 10). The agent, Al. Mlonnot, had come from ilesancon with a box full of Jewels and a valise, As he had to visit a numnber of jewellers in the town, he called on one of them, who was till then his heat customer, a certain M. Plazolles; and as his box wtis too heavy to move about easily, he asked the Jeweller to keep It for him as well as the valise. On the following day, according to MI. Plazolles, a messenger came and told him that he had orders to take the box and the valise to the railway station, The Jeweller stated that he gave up the articles, but soon afterwards he a I leged that hle had doubts, and tole phoned to M,. do...