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CRICKET. NORTHCOTE V. NTH. MELBOURNE FIRST ELEVENS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
CRICKET. NORTHCOTEV. NTH. MRLHOUIiNE FIRST ELEVEN'S. Northcote met tlu» unbeaten team at North Melbourne Inst Saturday, and having first use of a good wicket lost 7 wickets for 210. The innings was full of interest and underwent many changes during the afternoon. Vernon's w.cket. fell at ,'i, nnd then Begg and Chesswas, hv nice batting, carried the sc&lt; re to 01 before Begg, who had made ftt, was caught at the wicket. With the store at 07 Chess was, who also made III in his usual finished manner, was out in a similar wnv, Brown and Yeomans went cheaply and (i wickets were down for 77. Stucl iey and Daley stemmed the tide for a while and carried the total to 101, when Daley was out to an excellent catch in the slips bv Spencer. Hillings joined Studley atul a splendid partnership re sulted, and 5)1 runs were added when Studley unfortunately played a ball into his wicket. This player, who scored a century with the second eleven the pre vious match and thereby earned promo tio...
SECOND ELEVENS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
SECOND ELEVENS. The mutch between tin- second elevens was commenced at the Northcote I'urk. North Melbourne occupied tlie wickets the whole afternoon and scored 281 for tlie loss of only 5 wickets. Two wic kets had fallen for 1-1 when Twigg and Trend became associated and added 8(5, when Trend wns bowled by Friend al ter scoring 31. With Giddos in trouble wns in store for the local bowlers, and before a separation wns effected the score stood nt 228, of which 'l'wigg had made 115 in good style. He was caught \by Wilkinson off Mcl'hee. Melnnes was cnught mid bowled by Friend just on time for 15. Giddes played a :ine innings for 92 not out. The local's ground fielding wns good, but several chances were missed. Friend 2 for 41, Ahem 1 for 41, Mcl'hee 1 for 28, Wil kinson 1 for 4G. Both matches will be resumed to-day.
THE MAKER OF SABOTS AN IDYLL OF THE FOREST. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
THE MAKER OF SABOTS AN IDYIjLi OF't'llB FOB EST. (By XI. P. Willcocks, in * "Dally News and Loader.") Seen'from afar, this Breton 'beech-* wood is just a blue mist on the horizon. Hut within It the stillness Is so deep tlmt no twig: con full or undergrowth rustle without being noted. With these Founds comes the sense of an abiding presence, ns of one who moves about bis own house. In summer the ponds re flect tbi» ijroen world that surrounds them, and across the long white ronds, where the branches almost meet over head, blows the. woodland smell, damp and fresh with the breath of air and moss. "Lord of the Seven Forests" was an ancient title of the noblesse when almost nll tho Breton land was forest, the temple.of strange worships, each spring therein a haunt of goat footed dwarfs. . - Now, through the tunnel of tlio trees, there shines this winter day the open sky and beyond it, more mist of wood land. A silver birch waves its few palo leaves in air. There Is the scent of cleft wo...
SUNSHINE AND SNOW SPORT IN THE ENGADINE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
sunshine and snow SPOUT JN THE EN G A DINE. Now Year's Day in tho Swiss moun tain resorts la (says a special corres pondent of "Tho Dally Nows find Lead er," writing from Pontrcsina), ono . or glorious sunshine and intense frost Hetter conditions for tho skaters who have gathered here from all the cornors of ISuropc have never been known; but the ski-erg arc still looking for moro snow. Yesterday there were a few1 grey clouds that gave.them hope, but the snow suddenly, changed Uh fickle mliid, and iihls morning tho region of white above the Engadlno Valley was 'defined In gold and blue by a resplen dent sunrise, .There is no wind, except that report ed by skl-crs in the hotel • smoking room, who. have laboriously climbed all day to.tho siiowfleltls to find it, and then stilled down to tea in minutes to tell us of "wind up Micro llko- sharp knives." On the lower slopes the air is In complete reiKJso— whloh is fortunate, for the thermometer shows an astonish ing degree oC cold,'Which,...
YOUR SECOND POTATO CROP. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
YOUR SECOND POTATO CROP. Get 'In your Becond crop of potatoes as quickly tiB possible. There may be some difficulty in obtaining suitable seed, but it any can be obtained nl all, lay it on a damp Bpot and keep it covered with some litter; it will soon sprout sufficient for planting. Do not cut the potatoes for tills crop. It is better and safer to plant me dium-sized (libers than Urge oues cut up, as if so treated they come up very Irregular, the cause ot which will be found that they have rotted in the ground. Good farming is not in the land, it is not In the stock, it is not In the climate. It is In the men and women who till the land, "keep the haine,. feed the stock, and take advantage of the climate. Professional Beggar (in Ilardupp's office): I've ben out o' work for over a year, mister, and ain't got the price of a night's lodgln'. Can yer do any thing to help .tne out? Hardupp (sardonically): I'd like to,, but I sprained my foot on. a collector; yesterday.
LIGHTNING CURES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
LIGHTNING CURES. Tlicro is nn old saying to the effccl that "faith will either Kill: or euro,"' and It would som to apply to lightning nlso. CcrUilnly It Is a remedy which nobody could bo persuaded to 'try vol untarily, but there are many cases on record where permanent benefit Iibb iboen derived from being struck by lightning—that Is, subjected to Na ture's own electrical treatment. A telegraph employe in Oerinany w,ho was manipulating his Instruments during a severe thunderstorm was seen to fall at. the very Instant that a lightning flash of intense vividness oc curred. At (lrst ho was thought to have been killed Instantly, but It was afterwards found that lie was still alive, although he was both Benseless and paralysed. In tills state he re mained about twenty-four hours, and then recovered completely. Strangely enough, prior to the lightning stroke lie wns in very indifferent health, but since that apparent catastrophe' his health had been more robust than ever before In ills l...
ANTICIPATED THE EFFECT. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
ANTICIPATED THE EFFECT. A good story is told al the expense or nil under-graduate at a certain uni versity. He was attending the cJiami cal lectures ot a distinguished, if not popular, professor, who had announced for his next lecture some experiments with laughing gas. The student, who knew that persons under the influence of laughing-gas were not responsible for their words or actions, saw an op portunity of telling the professor some home-truths witli Impunity. On the afternoon of the lecture the professor called for a volunteer for the exipeHmeuts to he made, aiid our undergraduate promptly came to liiB assistance, to the amusement of the class, which liad been taken into Ills confidence. The hag containing the hilarious gas was duly allixed to the student's mouth, and he commenced to inhale vigorously. The effect was magical. The B'tudent began to abuse tlio pro fessor in terms which are unknown in polite circles. The professor lent a patient ear to this testimony to his charac...
WHEN STORING APPLES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
WHEN. STORING APPLES.. : Apples / for keepings-must not' be bruised nor/the skin broken,: there fore certain precautious are necessary In'the picking. A common mistake is to -pull, the stem, off tlie fruit, which leaves a hole in the skin at that point and allows the germs of decay to enter; another is to pluck the fruit in such a. way that the stem bruises it; a twist and an upward movement 6liould Ije given, which will generally dctach the stem from the fruit spur -without damaging either the tree or the fruit. Careless pickers sometimes break off the spurs, and so reduce next season's crop. The fruit sliould not be thrown but placed in the basket, and any that falls on the ground should be set aside for immediate use. There Is 110 better way of storing apples than to spread them in single layers on a shelf in a dry shed, cel lar, or spare roam.
A DAIRY FARMER DROPS INTO POETRY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
A DAIRY FARMER DROPS INTO POETRY. A. dairy fanner embodies His faith, as well as Ills words, In the following expressive poem, -which he has hung in his stable to be known and read ■by nil'who visit his tidy premises:— 1: haven't', much faith in the. man who r complalnsi ■ Of -the work, he has choBeu to do, He's" lazy, or else he's deficient 111 brains, And, maybe, a. hypocrite, too. He's likely, to cheat, and he's likely to rob; . Away with the man who finds fault; 'with his job. Uut give me the man with the sun in his face And the shadows all dancing be hind; Who can meet hiB reverses with calm ness nnd grace, And never forget to be kiud. For, whether he's -wielding a sceptre or swiub, I have faith in the man who's in love with his Job.
SELECTED RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
SELECTED RECIPES. .Molasses Cookies.—One cupful' of butter, one large egg. one lmlt cupful of sour milk, one heaping teaspoonful of soda, half a teaspoonful. of ginger; flour to make a soft dougli, bo it can be easily, rolled. Bake in a moder ate oven. • Molasses Cookies No. 2.—Two cup fuis of . molasses, one cupful of 'butter, one egg, two tafolespoonfuls of sour milk, I wo large teaspoonfuls of'soda, one teaspoonful of ginger, one lmlf teaspoonful of cinnamon;-flour enough to mix soft. Bake quickly. Do not roll too thin. One-half or two-thirds of a cupful of chopped nut meats add ed to ordinary cooky dough makes a pleasant change. Caraway seed i also makes a nice variation. Ginger Snaps.—One cupful of light brown sugar, one cupful of molasses, 'Uiree-fourths o£ a cupful of ibeef drip pings. Boil together four or live min utes, cool,' then add one teaspoonful of soda, one teaspoonful of cinnamon, one-half teaspoonful of ginger, and flour to make a moderately stiff dough. Roll :thin...
SELF-SACRIFICE A VICE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
SELF-SACRIFICE A VICE. How far is it right to carry the vir tue of self-sacrifice. Many 'women sot no limits to it, and try to secure a monopoly of this particular virtue, heedless of other people's chances to practise it a little on tlieir own ac count. We all know the mother who never allows her daughters to . help in household matters because she wishes them to have a "good time," and up to a certain point she is to lie admired. It is only right that young people should have a certain amount of recreation and amusement; ibut, un less they are to develop grit and tmck ibonc, to say nothing of an unselfish spirit, they must not have life made too easy for them. The world's great men and women liave not come from the'wealthy, leisured classes—far from it. They liave sprung from those who knew how-to "toil terribly," who have had hard times in their youth, and have thereby developed character. Mothers who sacrifico themselves in order to give the girls and iboys this good time are re...
THE CAPTAIN EXPLAINS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
I THE CAPTAIN EXPLAIN8. ; An old sea captain, who wooed and 'won Ills wife In a very ijrlcC courtship, Is wont to describe, with deep-chested chuckles, tho plight from which he rescued'her at tlielr first meeting. It was In the early days at the crinoline, and the girl, dressed In her host, had como down the wharf to meet her father, also a captain, whose vessel had been sighted at tlie mouth of the lianbor. .The wind was Btrong, and she soon found herself In difficulties. "First l ever Baw o' my-wife," says tlie captain, "she was a gal—a 'line, a1)le, saucy-looking craft, sail set an' Bcuddlng before the wind straight for the end o' Timmin's Wharf, sending up distress signals as she went. Her can vas was inore'n she could stand up un der, an' she kneiw it; but she couldn't take In sail, an' every sheet and stay held, an', thero she druv—straight for the end o' tho wharf an' fifteen feet o' water. She was in distress, an' I tell you she let folks know it! You'd oughter heard her. fo...
WORKMEN'S CNMPENSATION ACT. ESTIMATED TO RETURN £600,000. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
WORKMEN'S CNMPENSATION ACT. KST1 MATED TO KUTUKN £(>1)0,01)0. Wil.h tin* incoming of tho Work men's Compensation 'Act, now fully passed, and only waiting Departmen tal arrangements before it is brought into iorce, the burden of the employer is considerably increased. lu the course of a few weeks the Act will ho in operation. Under its provisions iho insurance of servants and workers 16 compulsory, and the Government, as well as ordinary assurance societies, will colled premiums and usue poli cies to all employers of labor. In this ••espeot t ho Act passed by the Watt (iovernnumt is far more drastic tli.m that introduced into New South \Vale> bv tho Labor Ministry tlieie. Altogether (here is ji happy ahead for tho insurance societies and exas perating experiences for employers of labor. The payments for premiums will vary with the nature of the oc cupations, thus:— AXM'AIj premiums paid for KYKKY £100 PAID IX WAGKS ChnfVcutters, £2 10s. Butchers, £1 5s. Drovers, £2 10s for catt...
RE-WORKING OLD FRUIT TREES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
RE-WORKING OLD FRUIT TREES. The latter part of January is the best time to bud to better varieties all poor or worthless varieties of fruit trees found growing In the orchard. Be sure that the buds to lie used are taken from trees 'whlcli have borne fruit of Uie very best quality. Insert them on the outer or underneath Bide of the limbs, where It will be found that the bark usually raises more easily than on the upper side, and where they, are more apt to form a well-shapen tree than where the buds have been inserted on the upper or inner side of such limbs.
N.S.R.A. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
N.S.R.A. The monthly meeting was held on Tuesday evening in All Saints' parish hall, Mr. R. F. Brown in the chair. Correspondence from the Clifton Hill Progress Association was read re the planting of trees on the banks of the ftlerri Creek, and stating they had com municated with the Collingwood council in regard to same. The East Ward Progress Association wrote stating that a meeting of delegates would be held at Mr. Craalc's workshop on Saturday, 7th March, to consider the question of tram service for the eastern portion of the town. The secretary reported that ow ing to the hall being otherwise engaged the annual concert would take place on the 23rd April instead of 21st in All Saints' hall. Two new members were enrolled. Mr. Dutton was then called on to deliver his illustrated lecture on his trip to the Old Land. A large num ber of members and their wives gathered to hear the lecture, which was most in teresting. A vote of thanks was accor ded the lecturer on the motion of the ...
WHAT FRUIT TREES REQUIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
WHAT FRUIT TREES REQUIRE. The most essential elements for the production of fruit, are nitrogen, potash, phosphoric acid and lime. Ni trogen encourages leaf and wood growth, which are essential to the development of the tree, and to the production of the'best quality of fruit. Polash, an essential constituent in the growth of fruits.' constitutes a large 'proportion of the ash of the w'ood and more than 50 per cent, of the ash. of the fruit, and is also as sociated with the development of fla vor ill the fruit. Phosphoric acid is essential to the development of the tree; lime is not in itself an essen tial ; element, but assists In liberating, plant food. On a soil deficient in :lime, growth often continues so late that the wood does not mature nor the fruit ripen properly.
Riding on Paths at Preston. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
Riding on Paths at Preston. H. R. Paddle wrote to the Preston council on Monday evening complaining of cyclists riding on the Cramer street footpaths. On Sunday, 15th, when three of his children were on their way to Sunday school, one of them was knocked down and sustained bruises and abrasions. The rider, who gave no warning, said the child should have got out of his road. O. Howe said that this was a really dangerous practice, all too common in Preston, as he had personally ex perienced. It should bo Btoppod. Ho moved that the attention of the police be called. Cr. Patereon, who seconded the motion, suggested that the magistrates Bhould make the lines heavier. >.The motion was carriod. The discovery of happiness may well be tlie great aim of wisdom; and 'we - needs must lie happy our selves .boforo we can know that'wis dom ItseJI contains all,
Condition of Breeding Sow. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
Condition of Breeding Sow. l»ii>ti to breed well should not be too rat. It Is the aim oC successful breeders of swine to keep their ani mals in a medium condition, neither too fat nor too thin. A bow that is too fat will be less proline aud make a poorer mother than a thin sow. The fat animal is likely to roll on her pifin, and the pigs from theso sows are apt to be small and weakly. Ho not breed sows 011)111 they are 10 or 12 months old, and then keep them in medium flesh, and they will do better than if too fat. Proper ifood and special caro and nt-' tention are neceBsary to raise good pigs.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
COMPULSORY INSURANCE Workers' Compensation Act 1914 This Act has passed botli Houses of Parliament und will shortly become opera- i live. It is obligatory upon every employer of labor (includ ing1 tlio.se employing domes tic servants) to take out a policy of insurance, and failure to do so renders tile employer liable to n penalty of X2 in respect of each uninsured worker, mid n further penalty of .El for every week during which he fails to take out a policy. Stott & Bastings Have been specially ap pointed for Northcote, Preston, and Fairfield, by the leading &lt;vimpanies to issue.policie.i to insurers at lowest rates. All information, rates. &c., at their offices: HIGH STRUCT, N0 KTil COTE (corner Westbourne Grove) HIGH ST., UPPER NORTHCOTE (corner Nornmnby Avenue) STATION STREET, FAIRFIELD. Tel. 1976. Auction Sales THIS DAY. At :t o'clock. ' On the Premises. 52 GOOCI I STREET, NORTH COTE. SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION. MODERN D.F. W.B. VILLA, G rooms, Block front...
THE VALUE OF INSECT STUDY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
THE VALUE OF INSECT STUDY. By becoming acquainted wltli the habits or insects and methods ot their control, the farmer and fruit-grower will be able to save tho greater part of tho thousands of pounds sterling that are lost every year through iheir presence, and by -wise legislation to make such laws in regard to the de struction of tho pests, or the preser vation of the useful insects, as will be to the best interests of not only Iho present, but the future genera tion. The importance of recognising our friends among the insects should not 'be lost sight of, us some insects are very beneficial in Keeping in check others of an injurious nature.