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RUSSIAN FARMING. The Cereal Output. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
RU88IAN FARMING, The Cereal Output, Fully 75 per cent, of the population of Russia finds its chief means of sub. sistence in farming, The output of cereals in Russia has expanded rap. idly in the last decade, owing to the adoption of improved methods of cul. tivation, During the last fifteen years the population has spent over £1,000,000 in the purchase of Im proved farming implements, At the same time, the organisation of the Department of Agriculture has been extended, agricultural associations have formed experimental plots, and, as the result of all these efforts, the teehnlcal aspects of farming are vis ibly improving, The gain In the quantity and quality of the crops has increased the rental value of the land,
POSTAGE STAMPS EGYPT'S ISSUES [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
POSTAGE STAMPS EGYPT'S ISSUES (By Fred. J. Melville, in "The Daily Telegraph.") The Khedlve Abbas Illihn cele brates this day the twenty-second an niversary of his accession (January 8, 1892), and the new stamps of Egypt which have been ready for some time have been withheld for Issue to-day. The new stamps have been expected for some months past, the intention of the authorities to have new stamps being first announced in "The Daily Telegraph" in October, 1912. The cur rent number of "The Near East" pro sents a supplement giving Illustrations of to-day's issue, showing the stamps to be distinctly Egyptian in design, and not less characteristic in execution of the typography of the London firm of Messrs Do La Rue and Company Limited. As "The Near East" states, the most significant fact about the new issue is the use of English wording for Prench; for "Poste Egyptiennes" is now substituted "Egypt Postage," and the value "Un Millieme" gives place to "One Millieme," etc. All the values...
MARRYING OF MURPHYS GRAZING RIGHTS AND AFFECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
MARRYING OF MURPilYS GRAZING RIGHTS AND AFFEC TIONS, The marrying season is coming on in Connaught-it lasts from about mid January until Lent - and important questions have to be settled. They are questions of money mainly (says the Connaught correspondent of "The Dally Express') because Mary Murphy may be as beautiful as the Dark Rosalcen herself, but If she.has not CO0 or so by way of a dowry, or a farm with graz ing for about four cows, she is not go ing to find a husband in Mayo. It is hard to believe that so charming a people as the Irish peasantry, to whom the poets have ascribed so many romantic gifts, should measure the ten derest passion in the terms of grazing rights for four cows, but Mr Finn O'Brolligan, who takes an hereditary interest in the concerns of the con gested district from which I write, as sures me that they all do. hMr O'Brolligan thinks romance may still linger in Walsall and Stow-on-the W'old, but he. says it has not been known about Baillina since the Wid...
SAFETY IN AIR. THE NEW STABILISER [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
SAFETY IN AIR. THE NEIW STABILISER tMr Orville Wright's prediction about the popularity and cheapness of aero planing as a national pastime in 1914 (:ays the New York correspondent of "The Daily Telegraph") is endorsed by many people here, who believe that a really ellcient "stabiliser" w!ll shortly be placed on the market. The Ameri can inventor's device, so successfull) tested at Dayton, Ohio, as described al ready in "The Daily Telegraph," con sists of a compensating appliance at tached to the steering post, which, when the machine suddenly dips or swerves, automat!cally tips the wing and rudder to the proper positions. Mr Wright made seven circles withoue touching any of the controlling levers. eSeveral times the craft appeared to be diving, but on each occasion righted It self automatically. The Ilights were made on the fifth anniversary of the winning of the Michelin trophy by Wilbur Wright, in France. To-day a daily aeroplane passenger servlce was inaugurated between Tampa, F...
SCENE AT A STATION ATTEMPT TO RESCUE PRISONER [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
SCENE AT A STATION 1TTEMPT TO RESCUE PRISONER !.:'?eorae attempt made to rescue a prisoner at Stratford main station, on Jecember 18 (says "The Daily Tele gra,ph" of January 6) was recalled at \'est Ham police court yesterday, when Charles Woodward, alias Percy WVeeks, 35, a fish salesman, of 23 Cres cent road, Upton Manor, and Walter ;,urling, 31, costermonger, of 12 Broad street, Stratford, were charged with .bstrueting police-constable William .iulbard, 175K, while in the execution Jf his duty, Mr H. B, Knight prosecuted for the .'olice Commissioner; Mr J. W1. lich irds defended Woodward, and Mr VW. Jaybell represented Burling. Mr Knight, in his opening statement, said a man named Johnson, sent for rial to Chelmsford for pocket-picking at Ilford skating rink, was being con .eyed to Chelmsford. There was a desperate and regular plot to rescue aim, and if he had been got away, he would have been whisked away in a motor car which was at the station in ,aiting. Constable lIubbard, on...
What He Thought. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
What He Thought. Recently, two gentlemen, driving along in a waggonette, were smoking, when a spark falling from one of their cigars set fire to some straw at the bottom. The flames soon drove them from their seats, and, while they were busy extinguishlng the fire, a country. man, who had for some time been fol lowing them on horseback, alighted to assist them. "I have been watch:ng the smoke for some time," said he. "Why, then, did you not give us no. tice?" asked the travellers, "Well," responded the man, "'there are so many new.fangled notions now. a-days, I thought you were going by steam,"
He Was All Right. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
He Was All Right, A colonel of the old school had made a boast that he hadn't drunk a glassB of water In twenty years, One day, as he was taking a railway journey, the train was wrecked while crossing a bridge, and plunged into the river. They pulled the colonel out with a boat-hook, and when they got him on shore one of his friends rush ed up, crying: "Colonel! Are you hurt?" "No!" he snorted. "Never swallow. ed a drop."
On the Menu. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
On the Menu, .Some of the restaurants have bills of fare with the flyloaf covered with advertlisements of various business houses. A man took a seat behind one of them, when a walter appeared with "What wll you have, sir?" Tro the ut. ter confusion of the waiter he leisure ly remarked: "You may fetch me a new set of teeth in gutta-percha; an improved sewing-machine with patent lock stitch; a ,box of bilious pills, and a pair of No. 7 French calf.skin boots." In a moment the waiter replied, "We do not furnish those artloles." "Then what have you got them on the ;bill of fare for?" retorted the oeu. tomor. "What made you quit the club, Henry?" "Reason enough, I can tell you. I worked five years to ,be elected treas urer, and then they Insisted on putting in a cash reglster."
She Could Lecture Them. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
She Could Lecture Them, Mr. Frederick Townsend .Martin, whose new book, "Things I Remem ber," has caused a good deal of talk, tells a story of a titled lady, well known in soolety, with very decided opinions on certain subjects, One day she ,was out at lunch, and the conversation turned on the plea sures of life. Everyone present gave his or her idea of what constituted en j yment, and, at last, Lady Henry re marked in her impressive manner: "For myself, I like dinners better than anything else!" "Dinners!" exclaimed her host in a tone of great surprise. "My dear Lady Henry, surely you are not a gourmet?" "Oh, no," drawled her ladyship; "I like dinners because I know I am cer tain to have a man on either side of me who can't get away!"
"MAN WANTS BUT LITTLE HERE BELOW." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
"MAN WANTS BUT LITTLE.HERE BELOW." Alan wants but little-that is true. A little heiress bride will do; A little house-or maybe two In church a little cushioned pew, A little cottage at the shore Newport would do-I'd not ask more, A little mountain shooting lodge, ? little health to doctors dodge, A little ocean trip each year To Europe or to some place near; A little yacht to places reach In wintel-time-like, say, Palm Beach. A little box to opera hear, A lot of littlejew'els clear; A little racing car, I ween, And just one tiny limousine, Oh, yes, indeed! Quite well I know "Alan wants but little here below," -"Judge," New York. Cameos from the courts,-Said a prisoner at Tottenham: "It's the first time I've been here." "Well, pay 5s. entrance fee," replied the magistrate. -"Globe,"
BACK TO NATURE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
BACK TO NATURE. The waist line which erst was so slender, And sometimes was high and then low, Is now disappearing completely, As pictures in fashion books show. I looked for the reason and found it, And so pass it on in all haste; We have cried, all these years, "Back to nature!" And in nature, you know, there's no waste. -Cleveland "Plain Dealer."
THE NEW ZEALANDER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
THE NEW ZIALANDER. The New Zealander is a p~uritan of the original stock, and he possesses most of the virtues of puritanism and all its self.complacency. He doesn't denounce the Arts, but secretly he deplores them; though he doesn't obh. ject to an Art Gallery, for that Is somehow a thing every up-to-date city is expected to have, along with a sew ago system and a destructor. The New Zealanlder is strictly moral ac cohling to the 739 Commandments is s~?d by the Chamber of Commerce, and he also remembers a f ew of those he learned at Sunday-school. He is proo.minently a businese man, and never puts his damaged goods in the window. When he feels that his vir. tue is burgeoning bheyond his capac ity to retain it he goes to Sydney for a fortnight; then he comes back and tolls his friends how thoroughly shocked he was at the goings-on over there-though probably his greatest adventure has been an indefinite ap pointment with a peroxided barmaid who has a husband and three children to sup...
THE GRAND OLD DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
TIHE GRAND OLD DAYS. Mr. Sainsbury, Chief Commissioner of Police in Victoria, says that the old pushes like the Flying Angels, the Crutchies, the Emus and the White Roses, have now quite disappeared, The good ole days are gorn, And us as played the game is left for. lorn, There was a time when Crutchies and White Roses Would bash each other's jaws an' ,break their noses; When shickered blokes that staggered 'ome at night Would meet us, an' be left for dead all right; When bobbies who annoyed us on the beat Would be 'arf-kicked to rags in every street, Their 'ehlmets ,broken an' their trous ers torn, But them ole days are gorn, The grand ole days are gorn, And modern blokes is only things of scorn. One night there was when every Bou varoo Was wild to hand out stoush to Dock* ey Drew. Hle was the Flyin' Angels very best, And so we put the boot into his chest, And eight of us were lumbered when he died, But all acquitted when the case was tried. My gosh, the lies they 'card when we was...
WHY POTTS WAS ANGRY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
WHY POTTS WAS ANGRY. John Potts, the rich sugar refiner, was fuming over his breakfast eggs. "What is the matter, John?" in. quired his wife. "Matter? Why, you know how I de test charity subscriptions, and have all my life. To think that at my age, and with .my experience, I should be let in for two guineas to support some charity is more than I can stand, Pass the toast, "The other day one of their repre sentatives called and left two tickets at the office for a charity hall to be given in 'the neighborhood, It made me 'wild, for the man knew perfectly well that I had a conscientious objec. tion to such tomfoolery. I have al. ways said that I have worked for every penny of my money, and expect other people to do the same, Pass the but 'ter. "Everyone knows that I look upon charity balls and bazaars as advertis. ing shows for hypocritical snobs. It never occurred 'to 'me that anyone was ignorant of the fact, even that typist, So, without a thought, I rang for her, handed her the tic...
EASIER TO WRITE IT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
EASIER TO WRITE IT. Prior to the epoch-making moment when his love triumphed over his na* tive bashfulness young Askam would have maintained against any odds that the hardest thing in life was to propose to the girl you worshipped, Afterwards, however, he decided that the proposal was simply child's play compared to asking the consent of his father-in-law elect, although that estimable old gentleman was a great friend, Flushed with success with the daughter, he felt filled with the spirit of a hundred conquerors, and reck lessly insisted upon seeing the father at once. But upon reaching the i. brary the spirit of the hundred con querors suddenly evaporated and, left him with pale face and trembling knees and chaotic mind. "I-er-er- " he stammered in suffilcently. "Indeed!" observed the old gentle man, chuckling, "Then you're no more than human," "Ha, hal!" gasped Mr. Askam, hys terically, pretending a hilarity he was far, far from feeling. "How is your mother?" asked the old gentlem...
A PRINTER'S TYPE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
A PRINTER'S lYPE, What a wonderful thing is a printer's type! Assembled with other letters into words and sentences, it brings to us through centuries long past, the vital thoughts from the mind of genius, It brings from lips long crumpled into dust the sti"ring call to duty, the message of hope, of charity, of love and of forgive ness. AsJife goes on the power of the letter grows. Vast machines take it with i:s fellows, marshaling into ranks and lit es, and its impress is whirled to vast distances-awakening and making true the hopes and dreams of men. We who pl icee the letters day by day will past, and they will fix our memory ac cording as we are worthy or unworthy. This little leaden particle is the recorder of the world, It is the herald of the world to come.-A. N. McQuil.um. Harry Hawker, the Australian avia tor, hods that coolness and presence of mind ire naturally more necessary in flying than in motoring. On the day that h: made his ascent at Caulfield a collision between a...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 March 1914
worus, leelingly acMnowielgectl t appreciative remarks of.Bench anUl Bar, Notices M" I S S J OHNSONi SHAIRDRESSEr , MANICURIST, &c. Hair and Scalp Treatment a Speciality, Hair Combings Made Up. "llighllold," Merri St., Northllcote. Telephone, Northcoto 35. . \I ISS E. COOPER, aIlhr Specialist, I "Brixton," 27,1 McKean St., Nth, Fitzroy, opposite Old Colonists' llomes. Weak and Falling Hair a Speciality, (Electric Treatment). HeaIIl and Fact Massage, Manicuring, Hairdressing, Cutting, and Shampooing. Combing: md(le up,. Tonics, Sc;alp and Skin Foods; highly recommendied. la(liLc attenduled at their own homes, Premature Baldness A WORKER'S FESTERED HAND. No BwrTTR AFTPa. OrlIntA'rIN. OIs'INsATE SOIip YIEhlo 's to Z\M-BuxK. rr; M. . Ti uscott, of 9D Wittenoon street, Boulder, W, A., suffered severely from a nasty festering sore which spread all over the back of his hand. Until he used Zam.Buk the hand showed no sign of healing. "My husband," said Tlrs. Tr'uscott, "one day knock...
DANCING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 March 1914
DANCING, pancing in itself is an action that has always been an expression of the emotions of man, and since this is true, it is as important that the media through which the emotions are ex pressed should be proper as that the emotions themselves should be the right sort. In Egypt, where dancing originated in the earlist period of civillsation, it was a part of a religi. ous ceremonial. The dancing of the nations of antiquity was majestic, dignified and imposing, because it served to express man's higher emo tions. As the world grew older and man became more trivial, dancing took on a different manner. With the beauty loving Greeks it became a vehicle of worship of the gods and godesses, and all the phases of a pleasure-loving people, and the classic form of dancing was evolved. With the early Romans the martial dance was in favor until the sacking of Rome, when this form of amuse ment disappeared. There follows a fallow period, in which dancing re. mained undeveloped, and then com...
PRESTON POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, 17th MARCH. [Before Dr. Cole, P.M., and Messrs Barrow and Ellison, J's.P.] A DISPUTED CLAIM. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 March 1914
PRESTON POLICE COURT. TUlESIAY, 17th MARCII. [Betfore Dr. Cole, P,M., and Messrs Barrow and Ellison, J's.P.J A DISPUTED CLAIM, E, M, Kelso sued G. Hamilton for 30-, price claimed for a saddle. , Mrs. Kelso, sworn, deposed that she was the owner of a saddlery business in Plenty road. Her'husband acted as manager and had full control, Wm. Kelso, sworn, deposed that he was manager of the business in question. Had( done work for the defendant on several occasions and had been paid for saime. In July of last year defendant's son brought to the shop a saddle to be repaired. The saddle was in such a bad state of repair that witness said it was hardly worth mending. Gave the lad a second-hand saddle to take home to show his father, which could be had for tO -. Later on he saw the lad who said that his father had decided to keep the saddle. The 30 - had not been paid, and there was an a(dditional 1, - for othel work, making the total claim 34'-. The saddle was returned to the shop aftel some...
COLORS IN DRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 March 1914
COLORB IN DReS8, Most women are half consciously aware that they do not look their best in a frock sometimes, although it is cut, made, and trimmed to per. fection, In such cases the reason is not far to seek-in all probability "the" color is wrbng." The follow. ing will prove a partial guide to those who have not yet learnt the art of color choosing to suit their own parti. cular coloring:- A brunette with black hair, dark eyes,.and a pale complexion may wear bright and glossy blacks such as jet and satin provide, deep full reds, flame color, and black and white. If she possesses a warm coloring, then scar. let and all bright yellows suit her. Such a type has to be lived up to, and cold colors such as blue, black and white are quite unsuitable. Brown should be avoided. The dark haired girl with grey or blue eyes has a wide choice, but greens and blues are her beat colors, 'liue-greys suiting her to perfection if her skin is clear and she has a lit. lie color. White, black, brown, p...