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SERVANTS IN CLOVER LOUNGES AND BATHROOMS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
SERVANTS IN CLOVER LOCJNG33S AND BA'lTHftOOMS. Club servants aro notoriously tlio most fortunate of tholr kind, but as a result of renovations at tho Carlton Club tlio servants of tbat institution now claim to live in more luxurious conditions, than any other servants in London. The renovation scheme originated In a survey of tho servants' quarters, which -was followed at once by sweep ing- changes. Dormitories were swept away to give place to separato bed rooms, bathrooms have been intro duced wherover space was available, while where conditions permitted it bathrooms were built into tho bed rooms. Formerly ono servants' hall did duLy for tho whole staff. To-day there aro two halls, ono for tho malo and the other for tho femalo servants. In thoso hulls aro comfortablo lounges, luxuri ous armchairs, well-fitted writing tables. On the wall# hang handsome pictures, tho gift of Cord Claud Ham ilton, chairman of tho club. Theso comforts (says "Tho Dally Mall") aro for tho servants in th...
POTENT SUPERSTITIONS BELIEF IN CHARMS [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
POTENT SUPERSTITIONS 1310L1J3F IN CHARMS Witchcraft Is not dead. In view of the reassuring results of Inquiries irmdo l»y a "Dally News" representa tive on November 14 Mr Oliver Maddox Hueffer and Mr Chesterton may take heart of grace again,' secure, states that journal in Lho knowledge) that the superstition . that Is the salt of this material age, still nourishes in its tradltlonar potency In spots much less remote than even the most credu lous commonly Imagine. "It is true," said Mr A. R. Wright, tlie 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 euro of all manner of diseases, still survives in Yorkshire and in many other parts of Eng land. "Here, for example, is Lho prescrip tion of a cure for Jauiidico practised recently by a white witch, whoso de puty told the secret to me, thus break ing the spell'for ever : Take a small plecc...
A SUFFRAGETTE "MARTYR" VAIN SEARCH FOR THE "CORPSE." [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
IA SUFFRAGETTE " MARTYR!' VAIN. SEARCH FOR THE "CORPSE/' &lt; A pathetic narrative of the.sad death •of a young "Suffragist, martyr," "Wil liam .Kd ward Bethell, aged 19, of Brock-* ley, S.E., who, It is alleged, died follow ing on injuries sustained while being forcibly ejectcd from a meeting ad dressed by Dr. Mucnamani,,' Parlia mentary Secretary, to the Admiralty, at the North Catnberwell Radical.;Club ui November. 11, has ;beeii: told . in Mr, and Mrs Pcthlck. Lawrence's journal, "Votes for Women." Subscriptions are being u#ked for in order to raise a, worthy memorial to place on his tomb. Unfortunately a great dilllculty has arisen (says "The Daily Mail"). De spite the wide publicity which has been given to the case the most exhaustive inquiries have failed to discover where William Edward Bethell died, who saw him die, who certified the death, or where he was burled. Bethell'B father, moreover, is tinnly convinced that his sou is alive and well and is with his wife and...
CHILD FEARFULLY SCALDED. WHEN HOSPITAL TREATMENT FAILED ZAM BUK COMPLETELY HEALED. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
CHILD FEARFULLY SCALDED. I \Vhi;n iiosi'iTAf, Trkatmot Failhd /Cam I5uk Comim,ktki.y iii'.ai.ed. "My litl.li! boy, Willio" says Mrs. P. Morrison, of 93 Wilson stroot, Red fern, .Sydney, "was fearfully scalded through a kettlo of boiling water fnll ing 011 top of him. I had been bathing tho child near the firo and had just gono out to empty the water whon I hoard screams, I rushed in and found tlml. ho lmd pulled the kctt In over and fearfully scalded his neck and back. "The skin was dreadfully blistorcd and inllatn:'d, and . tho poor child's ii^ciny was dreadful to witness. At tho l'rinco Afred Hospital thoy Ianeod tho blisters and dressed tho scalds with an oil. Willio was bad fully six months, and as T didn't fill satisfied with tho progress ho wa? making at t.ho hospital [ took him to a paivato doctor. His ointnieilt caused tho sores to break out into white blistors " "After many other treatments had been tried without, success T happened to receive u sample of Zam-Huk. This prov...
RURAL HOUSING [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
RURAL HOUSING ' 'OFFISH 'BY MR. JOHN BURNS Mr. John Burns, the President of the Local Government Board, makes a most Important announcement with regard to rural housing in the follow In^ letter to Mr. Hobhouse, In answer to a question raised by the latter (says "The Dally News"):— Dear Mr. liobhousc,* -— You will think that I have been a long time In answering your letter, but- I was anxious to be In a position to make a definite announcement on a point of great importance to'rural district councils which 1 was considering when your letter arrived. This an nouncement J am only now in a posi tion to make. You ask In your letter whether the LocaU Government Board intend to push on . housing schemes by rural district councils, notwithstanding the recent pronouncement by the Chan cellor of the Exchequer on tho hous ing question. My answer Is that tlie problem of providing houses in rural districts is, In many cases, an urgent one, and it is obvious that in such cases local autho rities ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
Taps, Bathroom, and all other Sanitary Arrangements of Your House Must be kept in perfect order if you would enjoy health and comfort this Summer—and always. Good work can be carried out only by a plumber who has had experience as well as scicntific 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 Weeks 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 ...
MAN WANTED WIRELESS HUNT [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
MAN WANTED WmiSIVESS HUNT A police net of,extraordinary.dimen sions and complexity has been spread in the attempt to.capture George Sum ner. the young man "wanted" in cotir ncctlon with the murder of the T^iver pool (justness woman, Miss Bradford. : No such world-wide quest for a sus pect has been made since the.himt Tor Dr. Crlppen, who was found on the high seas l>y the aid of wireless telegraphy and subsequently hanged for the murder of his wife. A description of Sumner has been read out to the officers and men of every policc force In the country. This means' that considerably more than 100,000 officers are specially on the look-out. In addition the detective forces have been furnished with cop ies of the man's photograph. Special -officers have been detailed to inquire at hotels, lodging-houses, hos pitals, workhouses, infirmaries, and mortuaries. Officers at seaports are keeping a special watch on all out going passengers, wireless messages requesting search for stowaways h...
WOMEN SETTLERS ALLEGED SCARCITY [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
WOMEN SETTLERS AI*L12G12D SCARCITY Considerable .surprise* has boon created among Australasian and other Colonial officials in London by tlio statement of Sir II. Rider Haggard, at Sunderland Mouse, that In Eng land thoro ls.no surplus of marrlngc ahlo women; and tho surprise may bo said to be of a painful character, by reason of his further assertion that ho was speaking with the authority of tile Dominions Hoyal Commission, which lias recently inquired into the subject (says the "Westminster Gazette"). At .the offices of the High Com missioner of the Australian Common wealth genuine astonishment was ex pressed. "We take the view," said an oUicial who lias spent many years In orga nising the clTorts of Australians to secure an adequate supply of female settlers, "that* the dllUculty is merely an extension of tlio .homo trouble. .Young women and girls, whom wo en courage to go out to Australia, as domestic servants, aro hard to llnd be cause they are attracted to other kinds of work...
WOMAN'S STRENGTH. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
WOMAN'S STRENGTH. Woman gains nothing by striving lo become uiore like man. ller crowning beauty is to bo truly wo manly. It is that in her which men love ivbovc nil cine. To be a man is to be a grand, a noble thing, but to ■be a woman is to be. God's best gift lu .man, without whom bis strength is useless and his wisdom u failure. Some calves can bo safely put on clear separator mill; when a weok old, and others cannot before they are a month old.
TRUTH AND JUSTICE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
TRUTH AND; JUSTICE. With trutli on my aide, justice on., my Hide, love on my sldo, 1 should ■■ »;v not ifear to stnud In a minority of olio ngaliiBt the wliolo population of tills wliolo globe of lands; I would bow, and. say to them, "1 am the strontror: you may Rlory now, but I shall conquer you at last."— ■Piu'kor.
SMALL EXCHANGES TELEPHONE HUMOR [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
SMALL EXCHANGES TELEPHONE HUMOR' What is the smallest telephone ex change in the world? A member of "The Dully Mali" staff, turning over the pages of the telephone directory came across the Castlebelllngham area; which contains but three subscribers. However, it is a fine, big,-fat, lusty name, and evidently Impressed the Post Ofllce, for the entry in the directory begins like this: "Castlebellinghum urea, Including Castlebelllngham. Public Call Ofllce: Castlcbclliughuin." A brave effort to give the entry fur ther scenic importance is made by a lengthy direction as to what one must do In the event of faults and service difficulties, but the melancholy fact re^ mains that a brewery, some corn mer chants, and Mrs Woolsey-Butlcr share Castlebelllngham- exchange bet-ween them. We rang up , CastlcbelHngham. "Trunks'.' opera toiv first wondered if we wanted Baiham. We said, "No," and insisted politely on Castlebelllngham, explaining that It was .in Ireland, near Dundalk. Travelling via. C...
LABOR AND LARKIN MR HAVELOCK WILSON'S VIEWS [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
LABOR AND LAKKIN MR HAVELOCK WILSON'S V113WS James Larkin, tho Dublin striko lead er, has aroused active opposition from some English trade union teaders by his "fiery cross" tour in this country (says "Lloyd's Weekly, November SO). Notable protests have been made by Mr J. Havelock Wilson, president of the Sailors' and Firemen's Union, and Mr J. H. Thomas, M.P., of the National Union of Rallwaymen. Mr Trosam, in a speech at Newton Abbot on Sunday, said Darkin's mani festo was as lll-tlmed as it was unfair, as unfortunato as it was mischievous if railway companies broke agreements tho men would be justified in doing everything they could to deal with the situation so created, but, while they in , slated qn the companies observing ^agreements, tho men must adhere to ' tho same code of honor. I So far as the sympathetic strike was I concerned, when once the National I Union of Railwaymen gave counten ance to that policy assuredly the end of their society had begun. Mr Havelock Wilson, ...
VOLTURNO'S PROFITS MEN DIED DOING THEIR DUTY [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
VOLTURNO'S PROFITS MI3N DIED DOING THK1R DUTY Mr Aspinull, K.C., .for the owners, charterers, and officers of the emigrant ship Volturno, which was liurneil In mld-Atlantlc on October 9 with a loss of 133"lives, told the Board of Trade In quiry into the disaster yesterday (says "The Daily Mail" of December 12) that in three years between .CKOOO and £10,000 were spent on the upkeep of the vessel, which in that time earned a profit of about £30,000. Counsel cited a letter from the secre tary of the Jewish Women's Associa tion as evidence that although they had lost husband, children, and be longings, women emigrants were satis fied with the behavior of the crew. Small blame might be attached to the stokers who rushed on deck at the first alarm of lire, but' tliey, Immcdlutoly re turned and stuck plucltlly to their .work, though thoy know Hint . If the ship wont .down they would'bo burnt In tlio coflln of tlielr stoke-hole. A moro romnrkable act of bravery than Second-Odlcer Lloyd's , ...
NEW SHAW PLAY AUTHOR'S METHODS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
NEW SHAW PLAY AUTHOR'S METHODS. It is a very little one, this new play of Mr Shaw's. It lusts only a, triflo more tluui an hour, and that Is more than long .enough'• - (says tho '.'Daily Telegraph")* It never attempts to be anything more Important .than roaring farce. It never succeeds in being remark ably funny. Not-for the llrst time you will envy the ease with which Mr &>haw is amused by his own wit. He crams together good jokes and bad, inventions really comical and tho most tedious banalities. At-any moment he may wander off from a happy thought into the dullest trilling. To the fortunate author it is doubtless all equally funny, but you long to submit him to a drastic sub editor. The idea foi: this farce was quite a lucky find. Imagine a respectable Englishman, just the kind of Eng lishman at whom the comic papers have been laughing for years, thrust into- the presence of the Empress Catherine, that lady of innumerable lovers. There ought to be plenty of fun in ...
TRUE ECONOMY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
TRUE ECONOMY. Economy is not going without tho thing wo need when wo linvo . tlio. money to buy It. Economy is uot • keeping a gootl thing on tha ton shelf and using a poor one bocatise it will do. Economy is: making tho inoBt ot what wo have, and getting things that: will help ua to do better as fast, as we earn the nionoy to buy; them'.
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
RIFLE SHOOTING. By Bullseye. Northcote fired 14 shots at 700 yds., ^ It being the first stage of Captain A. Brown^ 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, H. Hook being run ner-up. The handicap and scratch aggregates to dato arc Handicap aggregate.—II. Hook 128, A. Weete 128, E. Witcomb 127, G. Kobelke 125. Scratch aggregate.—H. Hook 122, E. Witcomb 115, A. Wente 115, G. Kobelke 99. A match was fired against Kushworth on the Port Melborune range over 300 and 500 yds., resulting in a win for Northcote by 31 points. The visitors were entertained to dinner at the Cri teriun Hotel. Captain Brown proposed the toast of the Kushworth team, which was responded to by the captain and secretary of the Kushworth club. A cordial invitation was given to the Northcoto team to visit Ruahworth at some future date.
WORK MEANS SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
WORK MEANS SUCCESS. It isn't luck'or somo spocial gift of ability or genius that lhmlly rountls up succcbs. It's hard work—steady sticktoativeness day in ami day out, six days in the week, tending your own little plot o£ lite and keeping it free from weeds, and an honest day of resting and upbuilding 011 tho sev enth, with the keynote ot integrity sounding through tho whole, from tho beginning ot Sunday morning .to-tho ending of Saturday uight. Invest a little of your spare cash: in making the . homo ibotter. ou surely will get good returns thon, and you need not lose a wink of sleep;
OPPOSITION. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 February 1914
OPPOSITION. The reason discouragement Is so hard for a yomiK man Is because ho lms not a wide experience ot life. Older men know Hint opposition, and even failure, do not end liopo. Tliey know that "a certain amount of 'op position is a great help to tho man; kites rise against and uot with: the Wlljd." . . ■ r.