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"LUCKY" COINS SENT TO CRICKETERS. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 20 February 1914
" LUCKY " COINS SENT TO CRICKETERS. Fortunate is the captain of a county cricket club, who has never received a " lucky " coin. For he is as "good at tossing" as was the man who owned-and used- a two headed halfpenny, or the Hon. F.S. Jackson when he captained many teams airainst the Australians. On six successive occasions he won the toss against Mr. Darling. On the seventh, at Scarsborough, he found the famous Australian in his tent, stripped to the waist, encircled by the Union Jack, and with his arms foldcd. ' Now," said he, " we will have a proper tossing, and the one who gets on the top wins the toss." "All right," said Mr. Jackson. Here, Georgie "- hailing a burly member of his team-"you come and toss this time." " Very well, then," returned Mr. Darling, hastily ; "we will toss in the old-fashioned way " Mr. W. G. Grace has had several spells of " bad luck " in tossing, and has in consequence been presented with 'lucky'" coins innumerable. Lo-d Hawke, when he captured Yorl-sh...
A Kaffir Tragedy. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 20 February 1914
A Haffir Tragedy. A glorious African moon was ris ing. TIhe veldt lay silvered be ineath its light, and the bush and trees seemed to glisten with frost. But it was not frost-the air was humid with the heat of the long day just past. It had been very hot, and in a low tiudt hut a Kaflir girl had lain -panting. Now and again she had reached for the cala bash of cool, sweet water near her heap of rugs andil skins. A little chiild lay by her side all day, a chubby, jolly little black baby. Sonieti aes it opened its black eyes and stared with fixed gravity at the mother. I'Perhaps inll its little heathen heart it wonder ed why this big mother so passion ately strained it to her breast. to the reant discomfort. and inconven ience of the teo der little bo lv and \why that breast shook wit h great tearing sobs), stifled and sup pressed thougli they were. I'Poor litle piccanin ! Thy mother, the beauty of her tribe, has f r ever dis graced herself in thie eves of her I.inmsnem, in iini: birth...
GAMBLING IN A SEWER. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 20 February 1914
GA11I3I.L.1 IN A EW.EIl. A well-equipped gamnil ding-den he neath the street, the main entrance to which was in a big city sewer, his been raitded by the Pittsburg potice. Twenty-two men were tap tured, as well as a large ainouti of money and gambling parapher nalia. A squad of policemen in plain clothes were looking for small gamnes,'' which liour ish in the district. When they passed a manhole they saw a glint of light flash from a hole in the grating and then tdisappear. Quietly lifting the manhole cover, the police, with the aid of several lanterns. dropped down into the sewer, and after proceeding through it about sev-enty-five feet they carme to an opening which led into a large sub terranean room, w\\here the players were busy wagering their money. The Cathedral of St. Mark's, Venice, stands in a sqluare in the centre of the city, and w-hen the clock strikes twelve at noon, all the birds from the city and the regions around fly to the square and settle down. It came in this w...
How Panamas are Made. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 20 February 1914
How Panamas are Made. About .15,000 Panama hats are made annually by the wormen of Santa IBarbara, H onduras. The most tender palimn leaves, called " junco " leaves, arc selected land exposed to sulphur smoke. moisture, and the rays of the sun, and twwo dozen Icaves, costing id., are needied for each hat. A round block, called "hormna," is used as a form for making the crown. After this part is finished a table is used, providedi with one or rnore holes, into which the crown is droppedl and the rim woven on top of the table. These hats are sold at ironti -Is. Gd. to .£2, ac cording to their quality. They are madie during the wet season, as the straw breaks dluring the tdry. Even in the wet season a 1damp cloth is constantly used to mnois ten the straw while weaving. lWhen t 1he are finished they are placed in a large box, and again sibjected to sulphur fumes, after which they are ready for the nroar het. It generally takes about two weeks to mtake an ordinary Pana rma, and a month f...
TWO LEANING TOWERS. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 20 February 1914
TWO LIEANING TOWERlS. The leaning tower of Pisa is world famious, but there are two leaniing towers that are seldom heard of, though they are certainly umarvels of architecture and worthy of much attention. 'They are to be seen at Bologna, at a spot where live streets join. The taller of the two is 320ft. high, and is l4ft. out of the perpendicular. The shorter of the two is unfinished, amui, though only 35fift. high, is no less than 8ft. out of perpendicular. Tl'here is no doubt that if it had been cont pleted it would hate been the most marvellous leaning tower in the world. There is nothing beautiful about the towers, for they are built of ordinary bricks. Both, howe'er. are eight hundred years old, which speaks wonders for the workman ship. For what purpose they -were erected is a matter of doubt, but as watch-towers they cannot be beaten, for the view from the sum- 1 mit of the tallest is magnificent and extensive. A splinter which has been driven into the hand can often be ext...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 20 February 1914
There is no need to trouble about water and soap when cleaning a window. The easier way is to crush up a newspaper, dip it lightly in Iparaffin, and use as a polisher. The paraffin removes all dirt and stains very quickly, and the paper gives a splendid shine to the glass, which not only lasts a long time, but keeps fles from sesttling.
Courtship and Marriage. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 20 February 1914
Courtship and Marriage. iThe first i four Sundays of Noveam Ier are observted as fete days in Rolland. They are known by the icurious nanes eview, Decision, 'Purchase, and L'ossessiott, and all re fecr to nmatrimnonial affairs, Novein ber in Ilolland being the month par excellence devoted to courtship and marriage, probably because the agricultural occupations of the year are over, and possibly because the lords of creation froni quite remote antiquity have recognised the plea santness of having wives to cook and cater for themu the long wiz ter. On Review Sunday everybody goes to church, and after service there is a church parade in every village, when the youths and maidens gaze uplon each other, but forbear to speak. On Decision Sunday each bachelor who is seeking a wife approaches the unidei of his choice with a ceremonious how, anid from her mtuanner of reslponding jaudges whe ther his advances are acceptable. Otn Purchase Sunday the con seat of the parents is sought, if the su...
Ways of Creating Life. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 20 February 1914
Ways of Creating Life. According to 1r. Charlton 13as tian, the creation of life from non living lmatter is an assured fact. ".L.iving organisms can be obtain ed almost at will," says Pr. Bas tian, in his worh on "Tl'he Origin oi .ife," from solutions which have been heated in hermetically scaled vessels to a temperature very nmuch higher than that which .is known to lie their thermal death point. This leaves no further room for doubt upon the much-disputed point whether or not non-liv ing nimatter is still capable of comiiiing into exist ;cuce. liemarkable as it ,pnay seem, i . does not require -ani large amount of scientilic knowledge :.or any cost ly nlaboratory- eqmilnnioit to create life artifi mallv ccordmng to Dr. IBastiarin the num irae Ic n be per formed with -t iittle piatience in your own ahome Here is how it is done : A\dd to one fluid ounce of distilled water eight drops of liquor fern pernitratis' and a thtreei dii ops-` of so diumn silicate. " ;, Or. Bastian's Simple ...
A Tomato Hint. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 20 February 1914
A Tomato Hint. -----+---- When growing toniatoes cut of doors an ordinary farm hurdle is one of the best means of supporting them. The plants should he pIlant ed 2 feet apart. Iy tying the shoots from time .to time to the Ibars they are spread out and not crowded, as when a single stake is used. During the suanp r tho whole hurdle will lie covered with f lingo. When tying, use soft tu o-ply sth ing; bass or ralia. is not strong enough to carry the weight of the fruit. Tie loosely, ns the stems swell to a good thickness. All shoots below the fruits must be diligently removed as soon as they appear. Do not cut away leaves unless it may be here and there one that quite covers a bunch of fruit. Removing foliage from any iPlant only weakens it. Do not give too much water un less the ground is very dry. Put a mulch round the roots after the fruit is set, and water in the mnorn ing or evening when necessary.
How Horses and Sparrows Work Us Mischief. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 20 February 1914
How Horses and Sparrows Work Us Mischief. -+--- --- Recent scientific dliscoveries are gradually making us aware of the fact that the horse, long consider ed one of man's most useful friends, is in many ways one of the worst Renemies. Lockja.v is only one of the deadly perils for whtici the horse is directly responsile. It is now known that the germ of lockjaw, or "tetanus,'- as science terms it, is a comnaon inhabitant of the intestinal canal of the equine beast. When, as often hap pens, gardens are fertilised with horse manure, their soil becomes rich in tetanus miicrobes. It is very dangerous for chilcdren to run about barefooted in the streets, he i cause, if they happen to cut their feet, lockjaw germs are liablle to in fecet the wounds. It is estimated that 95 ier cent. of all the hIiuseflies in cities 'a:re i-red in stables where horses -are kept-horse manure bein' preferred by the insects to all other = stances as ineul'nting mnat-iril -;for their eggs. ecnce it is ot xooh t...
Lord Roberts' 81st Birthday. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 20 February 1914
Lord Roberts' 81st Birthday. From far and wide congratula tions have been extendled to Earl Roberts on his eighty-first birthday anniversary, the veteran 1 Ieldi-Mar shal having been born on Septein ber S0, 1882. His career is part of the history of the country. The siege of Delhi, the relief of Luck niow, the battle of C'aownpore, and the pursuit and defeat iof the lwa lior contingent, thie engagement at 1hudaganj, in whicb he won the \Victoria Cross-these figure amnong his record of services in the dark days o@ the Iudinn Nlutiny. It was the Aifghnn War of 1878-81 that stanmped Lord Roberts as a mili tary lenader of the first rank. 1His fannmous telegram when he set. out on the march to Kandahar will be recnlled to-day. "You need haive no fears," lie inforrnied the Indian Governmient, "about my division. It can take care of itself, and will reach Kandahar under a month."'' All thle world knows how that pro muise was brilliantly fulfilled to the letter. At an age when imost sol die...
BRUNSWICK THEATRES LTD. Complimentary Farewells. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 20 February 1914
B'FUNSWICK THEATRES LTD. Complimentary Farewells. MR. GEO. S MITH Who has just retired to take charge of h:s own Theatre at Williamstown. After the' conclusion of the programme at the Empire Theatre, Sydney Road, on Thursday evening the whole staff assembled on the stage' to bid farewell to the manager, Alr. Geo. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Smith, who is severing his connection with the united theatres to take en tire control of his own picture thea re at W1iliamstown. Mr.Hedley, who acted as chair &nbsp; man, expressed the great regret of all the staff at the departure of Mr Smith and wished him every success in his new venture, which, if anticipa tions were realised, would place him one step higher on the road to cele brity in the picture world. Mr. Grattan. as the oldest member of the staff, made the presentation of a handsomely illuminated group of photographs of Mr. Smith, surrounded by likenesses of the staf...
Brunswick City Council. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 20 February 1914
Brunswick City Council. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1ii. Present: The Mayor (Cr. Millwnrd) and Crs. Fleming, Hickford, Johnson, Waxmnan, Balfe, Jewell, IAL.A., and Phillips. Cr. Allard sent an apology for no sence, which was accepted. The following correspondence was dealt with: From E. L. Roberts, nmaking appli- cation for the registration of the pre- mises situated at 38 Victoria street west as a dancing saloon, and forward ing the request signed by 15 ratepay- ers in the vicinity. Request granted on Cr. Waxman's endorsement. From secretary of Public Works De partment, copy of letter as follows:- 'I beg to inform you that a request for electric supply from the mains of &nbsp; the Brunswick City Council, for the purpose of driving a one-horse motor has been preferred by Miss Peach, of 16 Sydney road, Moreland. Coburg. After consideration of the circum- stances the Minister will not offer ob- jection to this supply being given, sub- ject to the approval of the respective councils, and ...
COBURG V. MALVERN. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 27 February 1914
COBUR.G V. MALLVERN. Coburg in their first. innings scored 141, and in reply Malvern on the 1st day's play scored 94, losing five wick ets on Satur!day last. The wicket pre pared for the visitors to continue their batting was an excellent one, and ex pressing themselves delighted to bat ulpo it. Rogers (not out) and Hughes took up the attack, Landells being the bowler with four balls to go to tnish the over from the previous day's play. :The result was a maiden over. S. Hunutington bowled from the Stockade ,nd(. Letch ;eplacing Landells. his first. three overs were maidens, Hunt ington meanwhile bowling four overs for 15 runs. Ma!vern in the first. 6S minutes" play only got 28 runs. Lan dells ngainst the breeze took the ball from Huntington. his first three overs also resulting in maidens. Bowling on with both batsmen set, with 2-4 follow ine halls bowled he had 7 hit off him. fn trying to bring about a separation, I-iuntington again replaced Landells, and with his aInst ball of the...
Second Elevens SECOND ELEVENS. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 27 February 1914
Second Elevens SECOND ELEVENS. Malvern (237) v. Coburg (267 aind 167) were beaten at Malvern by 30 runs on the first innings. On Satur day, Shanahan (71 not out), and Ste phens (23) added 70 for Malvern's last wicket. Pearce two for .. Stanley three for 4-1. and Kennedy" three for 62, did Coburg's howling. Hosic 33, Jackson 21. and Oliver -14. batted best in the visitors' second innings: and Page eight for 76 off 1) overs bowled remarkably well for tlhe losers. B3runswick i. Footscray, at Bruns wick.-Brunnswik, S aind five for 111. Ryan 26, Cnrlton 19 not out. Enton 10: Allaway three for 35. WilUiams one for 12); Footscray, 13 and 50 (IHarri son 10. Cain nine for -I , Swift seven for 29. Carlton one for 5). Brniswick won outright by 116 runs.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 27 February 1914
Auctioneers and Estate Agents. ROBERTS, STANLEY & COY. --------- - M's.L.A. (MORELAND'S LEADING AGENTS) . AUCTIONEER, SWORN VALUATOR, SUB-DIVISIONAL LAND EXPERTS, RENT COLLECTORS, FURNITURE SALESMEN. Have a large and complete list of Houses and Land for Sale in Brunswick, Moreland and Coburg, from £250. Small Deposit. Rent Terms. PHONE BRUNSWICK 46. CONSULT -THE LEADING Auctioneer and Property Salesmen NE\W AND COMMODIOUS PREMISES, SYDNEY ROAD, Corner of Blyth Street. ESTABLISHED 16 YEARS. OUR SPECIALTY-- Auction Sales of Property and Subdivision of Land by our Auctioneer, Mr. THOS. E. CRISP, who has had 25 years' experience. Out-door Auction Sales of Household Furniture and Mer S chandise receive our careful and best attention. Account Sales promptly rendered. Sworn Valuations of Property and Furniture for Probate and other Purposes. Rents Collected. Absentees Represented. Estates Managed. Insurances of Fire, Plate Glass, Accident, Employers' Liability, Motor Cars, &...
CRICKET. SUB-DISTRICT MATCHES. BRUNSWICK V. FOOTSCRAY. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 27 February 1914
CRICKET. ~-~---4 SUB-DISTRICT MATCHES. BRUNSWICK V. F oOTSCRAY. Brunswick finished this match by in flicting a decisive defeat on the Eleven of Footscray. Brunswick had declared for 270 with eight wickets down iu the first innings, and had got Foots crayv out for- 142. In the second in nings the home team lost four wick ets for 66. O'Loughlin, was the main instrument of destruction with two wickets for 18 runs. Brunswick thus won on the first innings by 128 runs. The scores were as follow: BRUNSWICK. First innings, eight wickets for .. 270 (Inunings declared closed.) FOOTSCRAY: First Innings. P. Gleeson, b McKenzie ...... ..0 A. Johansen, run out ........ 4 J. Addison, c Hodder, b Bridges 46 H. Smith. c Hodder, b Paton .. 12 L. Jonssoil. c Howe, b Bridges .. 26 F. Simnmons, not out ........ 13 E. Gray, h IMcKenzie .....-.. 17 F. Lohrey. st Hyett-, b O'Loughlin 11 IF. Christian, c Hyett, b McKenzie 4 W. Leeds, b Howe .......... 1 W. Mason, run out .......... 7 Sundry ...... ............
Kings in Commerce. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 27 February 1914
Kings in Commerce,. Like most really busy ,icen; -tht German Emperor alvtays seems able to find some time. for more work. As well,.as atteudiig to the affairs of hlis kingdom, he conducts, in a very thorough mlanner, a porcelain factory~ ::of which he is the owner. 'The b2usiness is a .prosperous one, and.: is run on lines laid down by the-Kaiser. He designs many of the goods, and, moreover, sometimes even engages new workmen himself. Another RIoyal manufacturer "of china is the Emperor of Austria HIungary, w4ho employs over 'a thou sand skilled hands at his factory. The King of Saxony owns a simi lar business, though it is of a less extensive natute. - A Royal - hotel-o\wner is the King of Wurtemberg, who owns two -hotels that are said to add about .£9,000 annually to his in come; while the Prince of Lippe Detmold carries on a business in butter and eggs, as well as owning a brick factoey. A, seedy-looking ijan applied to tle ?ite Mr. d.iOyly Carte, in the da-ys of his ianaxigement...
Her First Order. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 27 February 1914
Her First Order. C She had only recently been mar ried, and knew nothing about house keeping, and less about shopping, and she was now giving her first order. It was simply astounding but the grocer was a clever man and used to all kinds of orders, so he could inter pret rhen easily. This was fortunate ror her. "I want ten pounds of paralysed sugar," was the way she began, with a busincss-like air. "Yes'm. Anything else?" "Two quarts of condemned milk." "Yes'm." (He put down 21b. of "pulverlsed sugar" and two cans of "condensed milk.") "Anything more, ma'am?" "A bag of fresh salt-be sure it's fresh." "Yes'm. W'hat next?" "One pound of desecrated codfish." (He wrote glIbly "dessicated cod.") "Nothing more, ma'am? We have some nice horse-radish just in." The clever grocer had got on a!' right up to this point; but when sh, said. "No,, thanks; It would be of n, use to us; we don't keep a horse." hi fainted away.
More and the Maniac. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 27 February 1914
More and the Maniac., I In front of his Chelsea House Sir Thomas -More had a garden and gatehlouse, and as there was a plea sant view from the summit of the gatehouse, he used frequently to sit there, accompanied only by his dog. Here it was that he was found one afternoon by a wandering maniac, who crept - upstairs and founid the feeble old man dozing. "Leap, Tom, leap," he cried, and at the same time tried to throw him over the battlements. More had not physical strength enough to resist, but he had the wit to say, "Let u.s first throw this little dlog over." The man immediately threw down the dog. "Pretty sport," said the Lord Chancellor. "Now, go down aind bring him up ; then try aganin." While the madiani' went down for the dog, More made fast :thle door behind him, and so managed to hold the fort until deliverance came.