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BREEDING FOR UNIFORMITY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
BREEDING FOR UNIFORMITY. Ulniform'ty of both wool and pro geny cannot be neglected by the far mer desirous of getting the best re sults. No mattr how careful he may be in his original purchases, he will soon have need to cull for himself, without purchasing culls In the first Instance. Whether ,merinos, come backs, or cross-breds are to ,be pur chaspn must be decided according to the condition of the market and char acter of the country. A farmer can not neglect the question of twool up on his breeders, and they should be selected on account -of their quality in this respect, in conjunction with the constitution, frame, freedom from dtisease, and other desirable qualities. From a wool point of view, the merino and comeback are the best. FIrom the point of prolificness the cross-bred is easily first, The cross breds also make better mothers, giv ing more milk than the merino; the comebacks are probably intermedI ate in this respect. Ewves with any sign of disease .houtld be rejected,...
CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA LECTURE IN WORKSOP [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
CHURCII IN AUSTRALIA LECTURE IN WORKISOP The preacher at St. John's Church, Worksop, on Sunday was the Rev. \W. L. Langley, Rector of St. Stephen's, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales (reports "The Worksop Guardian" in a December issue). He delivered stirring addresses in the morning and evening in the church find to the Brotherhood in St. John's Institute in the afternoon, lHe attended Work sopl under the auspices of the Colonial and Continental Church Society, which exists for the purpose of looking after the spiritual welfare of our country men who settle "down under." There was a large attendance in the Institute on Monday evening, when Mr Langley gave a lantern lecture entitled "The Church Beneath the Southern Cross." The 1Rev. J. II. Bligh pre sided. After the singing of it hymn (the chairman being at the piano), and prayer, iMr' Bligh introduced the lecturer, lie remnlarked that no intro duction was necessary, as he had twice preached in the Church and in the In stitute the pre...
THE FARMER'S OPPORTUNITY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
THE FARMER'S OPPORTUNITY, Essentially fine wools grow scarcer Overy year, and each year the de mand increases, the result being ex. treme prices for superfine wool. This season the trade early recognised the fact that there would not be enough fine wools to go around, and compe tition all along has been exception ally 'keen. Whilst it is a matter for regret with buyers that the speoial ly fine wools are gradually disap pearing, the popular type of sheep to day with Ibreeders is a robust animal producing a heavy fleco of medium wool. This class of sheep has been found to ,be the best paying propo sition, and wool-growers are not in the )business for the benefit of their health, and must cling to what pays best. Still, a word of caution is not out of place, that fineness must not he altogether overlooked, and high as the prices of fine wool are to-day, they are likely to go higher in the years to come. In fact, it is only by paying extreme prices that buyers can hope for any extension...
LESSONS WITH BABIES SUBSTITUTES FOR DOLL [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
LESSONS WITH BABIES SUI3STITUJTES FOR DOL,l. The district of Merton, Surrey, is proud of thoe possession of the two youngest heroines in England. 'These are Kathleon Shipton, aged six weeks, and Rose Bennett, aged seven months. They are the two babies who have been chosen to replace the doll which until recently was used in the Singleo gate Council Girls' School for the in struction of the scholars in domestic acomplishnlents. The doll had been almost worn out by its long course of dressing and unl dressing and washing and putting to sleep. When it was proposed to sub stitute infants the danger to them was pointed out, but the girls of the srhool maintain that the risks were exagger ated. The doll, it is stated, was never dropped in all its existence, and under the eyes of their experienced teachers thie girls handloe the human substitutes as carefully. Kathleon and Rose (says "hlle l)aily Mail" of December 12) if appearan:ce is anything, are waxillg strong on the routine of bathing...
SERVANTS IN CLOVER LOUNGES AND BATHROOMS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
SERVANTS IN CLOVER LOUNG]]S AND DA'I1HROOMS. Club servants are notoriously the most fortunate of their kind, but as a result of renovations at the Carlton Club the servants of that institution now claim to live in more luxurious conditions than any other servants in London, The renovation scheme originated in a survey of the servants' quarters, which was followed at once by sweep nlug changes. Dormitories were swept away to give place to separate bed rooms, bathrooms have been intro duced wherever space was available, while where conditions permitted it bathrooms were built into the bed rooms. Formerly one servants' hall did duty for the whole staff. To-day there are two halls, one for the male and the other for the female servants. In these halls are comfortable lounges, luxuri ous armchairs, well-fitted writing tables. On the walls hang handsome pictures, the gift of Lord Claud Ham ilton, chairman of the club, These comforts (says "The Daily Mail") are for the servants in their ho...
PATHOS OF LAST TURN WILL POWER TRIUMPHS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
PATHOS OF LAST TURN WILl. POW\R l'PIIUMIPIIS. In the old dlays at the Pavillon nMr Mark olelford, the brother of Austen 1Melford, often appeared in his sketch "Non-Suited," and at his farewell mati nee at the Little Theatro yesterday he once mollre took the part of 1Mr Stulr geon, K.C. (says the "Daily News" No venmber 2S). The v'eteraln actor is very ill indeed, and It was only hy strength of will that lie was ahle to take his last turn. There was still the satll drly 'humor In Stturgeon's cross-oxamlllnatlon, and the same inciisive asides. At the end of the afternoont, suIr rountlded by his frlelods tlld those who had takemn part ill the perforlmance, Mr Matrk Molford recited his own poem on the Suffragette's hard path as piioneer. Miss Ethel Tilbury had to prompt him fromn the Iook, and It was pathetic to pee how tile sick man forgot his weak ness lin the pleasure of declaiming hIis poem. Many actors have taken tare well of the stage, hut none in such touching circunlstances, The...
CHURCH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SUBJECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
CHURCOH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SUBJECTS. Congregational,-ll, "Why are we Protestants?"; 7, "Profit in Prayer." Preston Methodist.-ll, "The music of the wells, or the joy of religious life and service "; 7, "The young man's dream." All Saints', Preston,--7,80 p,m., "God's Call." Northeote Presbyterian,-ll, "What a man loses by taking no stock in religion "; 7 "The Christian's security." Northcote Methodist.-11, "Waiting eyes." Holy Trinity, Thornbury.-Morning, Rev. A. R. Ebbs; evening at 7.30, Rev. F, W, Ramsay. No 8 a.m. celebrations, Harvest Festival,-Sunday at the Baptist church will be harvest festival day. Rev, E. Harris, of Geelong, is to be the preacher. Both on the Sunday and at the Monday fruit social the choir will renderspeclal singing, Mr, Carter, who will conduct, is one of the finest of choir conductors, having in London (in connection with the first Baptist World Convention) organised the choirs, As a practical outcome of the thanksgiving it is hoped £20 will be raised, In ...
"THE MASTER'S MASTER" RIGHT TO HIT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
"THE MASTER'S MASTER" RIIIOT TO HIT. Herbert M.orter, the village postmast er of Great Cressingliam, Norfolk, was charged at Swaffham yesterday with assaulting two boys in the school play ground (says thie Daily Mail" of No \vember 27). ,The boys said that Morter's boy lutd stoned them, but they did not retalitate. The defendant went to the school and hit them several times, saying they had hit his son, The mother of one of. the boys was stated to have asked the do fondant why he hit her boy, and lie said. "I am a school manager appointed by the Norfolk Elducation Committee. I amn the schoolmaster's master. I can go into the playground and hlit boys. There Is no law to prevent me." Morter, in defence, said the boys were a nuisance, and had Ill-treated his son. The chairman said the Bench felt strongly that the defendant had abused his position, and had by this case prov ed himself unfit for it. Morter was fined £1/8/. Including costs,
NORTHCOTE PICTURE THEATRE [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
NORTHOOTE PICTURE THEATRE Many fine pictures are showing this week. The programme for this after noon and evening includes a particularly good pathe film entitled "The Waster, which is 6000 feet long and superbly colored; Hawker's aeroplane flights, and a Keystone comedy, "The Neroc" The first three nights of next week "The Great Audacity," a romance of the circus ring, will be shown. It is a drama teeming with surprises and thrilling sensations, For the remainder of the week three big features will be sreeened, viz-"Our New Minister" "The White Feather" and "The Cham pion."
THEATRE OF FUTURE DOOM OF SPOKEN WORDS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
THEATRE OF FUTURE DOOM OF SPOKEN WORDS. Even those who do not agree with AM. Leon Bakst's theories on the develop ment of various forms of art will not deny the freshness and originality which makes the Russian painter one of the most interesting personalities of the Paris of to-day (says the Paris cor respondent of "The Daily News," De ceomber 18), 'M, Bakst is thoroughly sincere in his convictions, He doesn't play to the gallery, though he may startle it by such dicta as those enunciated to-day in the course of my chat with him in his atelier on the Boulevard Malshor bes. TRIUMPH OF PAINTING "The theatre of the future means the triumph of painting and the gradual abolition of the spoken word," he be gan. "The spoken word will find another and a more modernist arena. Th'e hook, whether tragedy or drama, will he sufficient to itself, without be ing obliged to have recourse to inter pretation, which always loaves some thing to be desired. "The actor seeks in rejoinder an ef fect eith...
FAMOUS SLOVENS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
FAMOUS SLOVENS. It is surprising how careless of their outer appearanco many famous men have been. It is said of Turner, the great landscape painter, that his hands wero the snallest and dirtiest hands on rccord, Perhaps that is an exaggera tion, but he was certainly very slovenly in his dress. He wore a black swallo'. tail dress coat, very much in need of a clothes-brush vigorously applied, and in the warmest as well as in the coldest weather he wore around his throat a sort of wrap or muffler, which lie would unloose, lotting the ends dangle lowin in front and dip into thile colors of his palette. He always worked either with Ills old lihat on his head or with this same large muffleor over his head. His appearance was more like that of an old-tinlo coachmnan than of a famous Royal Academician, for hlie was short lnid stout, with a ired alnd blotchy face. Dr. Johnson's slovenliness lhas almost passed into a proverb. Thereo are many contemporary ceounts of his turning out of his hio...
BABIES FOR £20 EACH MAN AND WOMAN MISSING [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
BABIES FOR t20 EACH MAN AND WOMAN MISSING All efforts to find the whereabouts of a middle-aged couple named Melbourne had failed, it was reported yesterday, when an inquest was resumed at Southwark on a nine-weeks-old child (says "The Daily Mall" of December 12). The child, whose mother, Ethel Mel bourne, lived with the missing couple, had been placed with a foster-mother, who was paid £20. Another girl, a Javanese, who lived with the MeIl bournes, also had a child, which after wards died. It, too, had been adopted by a foster-mother for £20. One of the girls was understood to be an adop ted daughter and the other a niece of the Melbournes. Charity Tedman, a railway porter's \\ife, of Nightingale grove, Hither Green, said she had a daughter named Ethel Tedman, aged 17. The last time she saw her was last summer, when she called on the witness. Mrs Mel bourne was the witness's sister. About two years ago Mrs Melbourne wanted a maid and the witness's daughter was engaged by her. Afterw...
The Heart of a Girl. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER X.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
The Heart of a Girl. By HENRY Fi.RMER, author of "The Money-Lender," "12a Qulltry Street," ".Bondage," etc. - (All Rights Reserved.) CHiAP'I'R X,-Continued, Thorno's hand closed over the bank-note, The general public had con signed the lasted bank robbery to the limbo of forgotten things. The police had pigeon-holed it. Only a very small portion of the money stolen, in the shape of notes concealed in Stan more's 'bedroom, had been recovered at the time, The police theory had been, and was, that the bulk, composed mostly of notes, bonds, and securities, the greater part being more or less negotiable with caution, might after a thime filter back into circulation, probably on the Continent, The race course was another recognised place for the getting rid of stolen notes, The police were pretty sure on one sub joct, whether Stanmoro had invented the story of Roy Stannard to distract attention from his real confederate, or had worked the robbery singloe handed: wl'en Stanmoro had served ...
PRESENTATION TO MRS. CARSON [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
PRESENTATION TO MRS. CAitSON Mrs. Braithwaite, wife of the presi dent of the shire and president of the Ladids! Benevolent Society, entertained Mrs. Carson, who has been an officer and member of the Benevolent Society from its inception, at her home on Mon day afternoon last. The whole of the members of the society were present, together with several other ladies. A very pleasant afternoon was spent, dur ing which Colonel Braithwaite, on be. half of the ladies, presented Mrs. Car son with a silver opergne as a mark of esteem and in recognition of her long services to the society. At Monday's meeting of the Preston branch of the A.W,A, a memory com petition will be held. The business address of Watkins and Julian, carpenters and joiners, shop front and showcase specialists, appears n our advertising columns.
PRESTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. FAREWELL TO THE REV. GEO. CARSON. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
PRESTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURQCH. FAREWELL TO. THE REV. GEO. CARSON, The members of the Preston and Thornbury Presbyterian Churches held a. social in the Preston Presbyterian Church on Monday evening last to bid farewell to the-Rev. Geo. and Mrs, Car son, who are leaving the district for Mornington. The church was crowded, and the proceedings were of a happy nature throughout. The Rev, J. T, Robertson, moderator of the Presbytery of ?Melbourne North, occupied the chair. After the proceedings had been opened with a'hymn &prayer,the chairman said that the occasion of the gathering that evening was for the purpose of bidding farewell to the Rev. Geo. Carson, who had seen fit to accept a call to the Mor nington district, and he was sure they all regretted very much losing him. He had known Mr. Carson for a very long time, and he had always found him one one of the Lest of friends, one always ready and willing to assist others. To know Mr. Carson was to love him, for some of those pr...
The Northern Tramway Extension League. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
rho Northern Tramway Exten sion League. The annual meeting of the above league was held on Thursday, 5th Febru ary. Mr. Sutch moved that the Northcote council be written to requesting them to get an expert's report as to probable cost and income of the proposed tram. Messrs Pearl, Clarke, Walker, and Cr. Schwaebsch spoke against the resolu tion, and it was afterwards withdrawn. The election of officers for the ensu ing year resulted as follows:-President, Mr. J. Sutch; vice-presidents-Crs. Ottery, Schwaebsch, Allchin, and Mr. Pearl; treasurer, Mr. J. Robb; secre tary, Mr. W. H. Smith; committee Messrs Bond, Burke, Wilks, Clarke, M. Fitzgerald, W. Dedman, Coomber, R. F. Brown, H, R. Smith, Walker, Bredin, M. Hannah, M.L.A., J. G. NMembrey, M.L.A., and Lehrke. The meeting agreed to ask Cr Tharratt to attend the public meeting on the 12th, and that a reply be solicited from the other two councillors.
CROXTON RECREATION GROUND. RE-REGISTRATION AGREED TO. TEN VOTES TO FIVE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
CROXTON RECREATION GROUND, RE-REGISTRATION AGREED TO. TEN VOTES TO FIVE. The application of Mr, J. J. Randall, licensee of the Croxton Park Hotel, for re-registration of the Croxton Recrea tion Reserve came up for consideration at the meeting of the Northcote town council on Monday evening. Sergeant Arthur reported that he had the ground under observation for six months, and as far as the inside of the ground is Concerned it was well conduc ted. Northcote is growing rapidly, consequently the traffic in this particu lar part of the street is getting very heavy, and during the football season all sorts, from all over Melbourne, gather at the ground, and there is an almost constant stream of young men going to and from the ground to the hotel, drinking and hanging about the street, and respectable people cannot pass without going out on to the road, This, combined with systematic betting carried on in the vicinity, had caused him to always be sending constables there. The hotel undoubt...
POTENT SUPERSTITIONS BELIEF IN CHARMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
POTENT SUPERSTITIONS ]ELLEI"' IN CHARMS Witchcraft is not dead. In view of the reassuring results of inquiries made by a "Daily News" representa tive on November 14 Mr Oliver Maddox -lueffer and Mr Chesterton may take heart of grace again, secure, states that journal In the knowledge that the superstition that is the salt of this material age, still flourishes in its traditional potency in spots much less remote than even the most credu lous commonly imagine. "It is true," said Mr A. R. Wright, the editor of "Folk-Lore," to whom witches of all classes and colors are familiar spirits, "that the black or evil witch has largely disappeared, but the white witch, to whom villagers re sort for the cure of all manner of diseases, still survives in Yorkshire and in many other parts of Eng land. "Here, for example, is the prescrip tion of a cure for Jaundice practised recently by a white witch, whose de puty told the secret to me, thus break. ing the spell for ever: T'ake a small piece of ch...
WHISTLER'S WORK QUESTION OF SPEED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
WHISTLER'S WORK QUESTION OF SPEEID. The common impression among ar tists and art students undoubtedly is that Whistler was a particularly rapid worker. AMr Joseph Pennell, however, holds to the contrary, with this advantage in argument, that, having sat to Whistler for eight insufferably long hours, for the purpose of a sketch portrait which has all the apparent characteristics of a "lightning" drawing, he speaks as one who kows-only too well! Pleasant "asides," of this piquant nature, were the best features of Air Pennell's doe lightful lecture on "The Revival of Lithography" at the Victoria and Al bert Museum (says the "Westminster Gazette,") It was a real privilege to hear a skilled artist praising enthusiastically the high possibilities of lithography,and prophesying for it a great future. Show ing on the screen some beautiful modern examples of the art by Whistler and George Clausen, AMr Pennell spoke of the pains and patience with which Whist ler, in particular, worked for the...
SHINING CYLINDER KING GEORGE SET FASHION. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 February 1914
SHINING CYLINDER KING (GEORGN Srf1' FASHION. The announcement that It is the de sire of the King that all Guards' of flrors in mufti should wear black coats and silk hats when in the neighbor hood of Buckingham Palace seems to point to Royal approval of recent at tempts to reinvest the silk hat with its one-time popularity, M.any have asserted that the glory of the "topper'" Is on the wane; that the coming of the lounge suit and the popularity of the motor car had brought about its downfall from shiny pre-eminence. But the "cylinder of civillisation" is re-assert llg itself in its centenary year, and the hatters are rejoicing, Inqluirles elicited the statement that more silk hats are being sold to-dlay than ever before. T'he demand had beeun most marked, even hearing in mind that this is the tall hat season. Professional men have of necessity remained true to the old love. Now it is the turn of the man in the street to adopt conventional headweal once more and prove his deference to...