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CHARACTER IN YOUR THUMBS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

CHARACTER IN YOUR THUMBS. Just as the chin gives qualities to the face, so the thumb marks tne personality of the hand, and is an unerring index to a man's natural strength or weakness of character. The man with a long, straight thumb, square at the tip, possesses good mental capacity, and can al ways be relied upon to carry out successfully any work with which he may be entrusted. His temperament is even and judicial; he is a born governor of men, overcomes difficul ties, carries himself with dignity, and by his ability to concentrate all his faculties upon the matter in hand, combined with his tenacity of pur pose, rapidly becomes a power among. his fellows. If the thumbs be long, thick, and heavy at the tip, with the joints prom inent, a tyrannical and cruel nature is indicated, everything being viewed from an intensely selflsh -standpoint. A short, straight thumb shows ob stinacy and driving power. If very thick and heavy at the tip, a brutish, unreasoning disposition will be no...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CLOSER SETTLEMENT ACT. MR. McKENZIE DEFENDS CLAUSE 69. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

CLOSER SETTLEMENT ACT. MI, MoKENZIE DEFENDS CLAUSE 69. At the Wyuna Stato Farm, KIyab rain, on Saturday, Mr. McKel(onzie, M L1 A., addressed a largely attended meeting of settlers onjlis attitude in regard to clause 60 of the Closer Set tlement Act. Thle address was deliv ered at the request of the Wyuna Pro gress Association, and the president (Mr, J. P. Lalor) occupied the chair. Mr McKenzie remarked that it was said that they wanted more freedom with their titles. If that was all, he could see no objection to clause 69. Whey could not sell to a man owning £2,500 worth of closer settlement land, but they could sell to a squatter or anyone also provided that the buyer lived on the land, or provided'a sub. stitute, ' They could sell the land after six years and provide a substitute; thle land could be bequeathed, and it could be carried on by a man's widow. They could borrow up to 60 per cent, on improvements, with a limit of £500, and another £500 on the money paid to the Crown, Th...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A RUSSIAN WEDDING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

A RU8SIAN WEDDING, A Russian wedding is described by a traveller who was one of the invited guests, It was to take place at 8 p.m., but the bride,' of course, was late. Instead of arriving at eight o'clock, it was nearly nine before she made her appearance. She was pre ceded by her nephew, a little boy five years old, holding an image of "Our Lord." The child gave this to the priest, and then the service began. Neither organ nor any musical in strument is allowed in the Russian Church, so the choir, consisting of five men, chanted, The priest alter nately read and the choir chanting went on for about half an hour. The priest then addressed several words to the bride and bridegroom. Two gentlemen, "garcons d'honneur," or groomsmen, stepped forward and were each given a crown, which they were to hold over the bride and bride groom's head until the end of the service. The priest then put a wedding.ring on the third finger of the right hand of each, and the chanting went on as before, T...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

UNSIGHTLY SCALP SORES. MOTEIIRI's GRATITUDE To ZAM.v-13UK FOR CIILD'S CURa, "When two years ago my son Frank' had an outbreak of disease on his head," says Mrs, M, Hayes, of 3 Clancy Street, Boulder, W.A., "the disease spread over his head in the form of large mattery sores, then developed into thick crusts, which emitted a very unpleasant swmell. His head was a solid unsightly mass of disease, and his condition grew worse and worse, and finally became very serious. "Knowing what a splendid thing Z im-Buk was for sores and injuries, we decided to try this bahnlm and Zam-Buk Soap, His head was bathed with hot water and Zam-Buk Soap, and then regularly and carefully dressed with Zam-Buk Baln. After a few days the discharge was ended, and all crust came away, leaving the skin beneath nice and clean. As we persisted dress ing his head with Zam-Buk, the sores and tender places healed up, and new hair grew. in place of that destroyed by the disease. Frank was rescued from a terrible disea...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A Humorist's Holiday Adventures. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

A Humorist's Holiday Adven tures. [CONTRIIUTED]. One of the oldest settled streets in Preston, Yann street, is still unmade. (A) Opposite the Methodist Church in dry weather it is ankle deep in dust, and after rain a waterhole. (n) It has two venerable tree stumps in its centre, and (c) three great ruts and numerous smaller ones, There is no metal in the street except, perhaps, the fireplug. But let us con sult "The Tourist's Guide Book." "That distance lends enchantment," &c., is especially exemplified in relation to travel. Many Victorians visit Swit zerland,, the Tyrol, and other parts of the world in pursuit of adventure and excitement, while at their very door at Yann, in Preston, sur 1)arebin, endless variety, combined with all the adventure and excitement one could look for can be obtained without incurring the heavy expense of fares, exorbitant hotel charges, guides fees and costly outfits inseparable from visiting foreign fields. Entering this interesting district f...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
PARS FROM "PUNCH." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

PARS FROM "PUNCH." 'There is one man in Melbourne with a striking resemblance to Harry Lauder. He is a Scotchman, too, and was in the habit of wearing a Scotch Tam-o'-Shan ter, but he has been compelled to drop that during Lauder's stay. IHe was being mistaken everywhere for the Scot tish entertainer, and so many people wanted him to sing "Stop Your Tickhn' Jock" that he disguised himself by starting wiskers. Says he: "I went into a city bar one evening recently, and a brew Scot who was taking a wee drappie at the bar after looking at me for. some time spoke. 'Are ye Harry Lauder, maybe?' said he. 'I am not,' said I. 'Are ye quite sare, mon, you're no Hlarry Lauder?' 'Quite sure,' I said. 'Because,' said he, 'l'm a gude Scot mna sel, and if you'd been Harry Lauder I micht ha' given ye a drink o' me whisky.' There was about a spoonful of whisky left in the glass, so I lost little by not being Harry Lauder." Last weeks cables announced the dis covery of two new lights, One scien tist ...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A CURIOUS PROCESSION. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

A CURIOUS PROCESSION. In the deep pine forests of Norway the wood.cutters sometimes find a serpentine object, fifty feet long, crawling slowly over the ground. If they did not know that it was made up of millions of little worms, they might be frightened by its peculiar appearance. These worms, called the sciara, gather during July and August in large numbers, preparatory to migrat ing In search of food or for change of condition. When setting out on this journey, they stick themselves to. gether and form a huge serpentine mass, often reaching a length of be tween forty and fifty feet and several inches in thickness, As the sclara is only on an average about three thirty.seconds of an inch in length, and barely wider than a fine needle, the number required to compose a line of the size above men. tioned is enormous, Their pace is very slow, and upon meeting an obstacle, such as a stick or stone, they will either writhe over or around it, sometimes breaking into bodies for this purpo...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

Bereavement Notices rl1HE FAMILY of the late Major STuIO1AS PUDNEY desire to tendoer iincere thanks to many friends for kindnesses receive(I during their recent sad bereavement; especially Mr. Jen kins, Mr. May, Mr. Chirgwin, Dr. Sturdee, and the Rev, Mr. Moore. "Coggeshall," Mansfield St., North cote.

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WHISTLES AT HIS WORK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

WHISTLES AT HIS WORK. "MIy boy," said Uncle Hiram, "don't, for pity's sake, look glum, An' don't set tight your lips as if they speechless were, an' dumb, When some hard task's before you, tor, though laboring like a Turk, The happiest fellow's he who sings or whistles at his work. A lesson from the buzz-saw learn, that rings with honest glee, While into lumber it converts the trunk of stoutest tree, That hums a low-toned melody when easiest's its lot, An' always sings the loudest when it strikes the hardest knot, "To make of every task a joy you'll find's an art worth while; The hardest problems of the world are solved by those who smile. Abe Lincoln, when affairs of state perplexed him, deigned to chaff, Well knowing fogs would lift before the sunshine of a laugh, He joked when those about him stood in woe and gloom profound, Yet 'twas his laughter-wrinkled brow that fame undying crowned. HIe smiled, or likely chuckled, through each problem's softest spot, But shook with hearty la...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
FOOTBALL. NORTHCOTE V. PRAHRAN. FINE FINISH BY NORTHCOTE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

FOOTBALL, NORTICOTE V. PRAHRAN, FINE FINISH BY NORTHCOTE. Northcote opened their list of preo. miership engagements by playing P]rahran at Croxton reserve on Mon day, There was a splendid attend. anco af spectators,; who witnessed a strenuous ganie, fought in a friendly spirit, and the issue of which was in t doubt right up to the call of time. The Northeote team was as follows: I -Backs--Burke, Bassett; half-backs I --11. Thomas, Veitch, and H. Smith ;. centres-Duncan, McClelland, Noble; I half-forwards - Hall, Braid (capt.), White; forwards-Ryan and Ridd; 4 f.,llowers-E Thomas and Moore; rover-Cole. Though Northcote had first use of a 1 strong breeze, which favored the High ! street goal, Prahran were first to score, 4 a goal being registered in their favor within a couple of minutes of the com moncement of play. The locals opened with a behind, H, Braid shortly after wards piloting their first goal with a nice angle shot, Northcote was .the prevailing team at this stage. Noble ki...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
ONE OF THE GREATEST MYSTERIES OF HISTORY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

ONE OF THE GREATEST MYSTERIES OF HISTORY. In the year 1828 there appeared in the streets of Nuremburg a youth who could apparently not even stand se curely. Upon his person a card was found, stating that, owing to certain directions, he had been kept since his birth In absolute seclusion, never seeing anyone or being taught any. thing. Gradually the boy was taught to read and write, though, till his dis. covery, he could not speak a word ex cept to say his name, "Kasper Hau ser," which he had been taught to re. peat like a parrot; nor did he know the name of a single object. By doe grees he related that he had spent all his life In a dark "hole," where he was fed by a man every day, though he could not describe him, owing to the darkness in which he had always seen him. At last Kasper Hauser was taken in charge by an English nobleman .Lord Stanhope-and educated to take the place of a clerk; but one day, while out walking, the young man, who was now about twenty-one years old, accord...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CRICKET. JUNIOR FINAL MATCH. STILL UNFINISHED. A FIFTH DAY REQUIRED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

CRICKET, JUNIOR FINAL MATCH. STILL UNFINISHED. A FIFTH DAY REQUIRED, The Clifton Hill A.N A, team sur prised friends and opponents on Mon day in the match avtainst the South Melbourne Footballers for the pre. miorship of the Junior Association, Starting their second innings with a deficit of 248 their case seemed hope less, but, mainly owing to the splendid batting of J. Greenwood, who scored 121, and W. Lambert (65), a score of 326 runs was put up, thus leaving the Footballers 79 iuns to get to win, The latter had scored 23 without the loss of a wicket when time was called at the close of the fourth day's play. Scores CLIFTON HILL A.N.A, First innings ... .. 149 Second Innings. J. Hutchison, b Gray .,. 7 W. Lambert, b Gray ,.. 65 J. Greenwood, b Maguiro ... 121 F, Salton, b Gray .. ... 20 H. Thompson, b Gray ... 13 C. Louis, b J. Maguire ... 42 A. Roper, o and b Gray ... 10 S. Newbound, c Leonard, b Gray 10 A. Catlin, o and b Gray ... 25 T. Clarke, at W. Maguire, b Gray 0 1). MuKay...

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Quite Lively Enough. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

Quite Lively Enough, Seated on an empty box in front of a log cabin in the Far VWest was a man cleaning a double-barrelled gun, A passing tourist stopped to chat, and asked him how far it was to the nearest neighbor's, "A trifle over two miles," he re plied, "As far as that? You must find it rather lonely here." "No, I can't say as I do. You see, I mortgaged this claim for four hun* dred dollars. And I couldn't pay, so tley foreclosed." The stiranger mourmured an exclai ation of surprise. "That was two years ago, and the sheriff has Ieoen trying to get posses lon ever since. lie comes twVice a week, andu we have a shot at each othelir; and at least twice a week some idiot comes along antdi wants to know it I ain't lonely; and then there are thieving tramps and rattlesnakes; so this life is about as exciting as I like. ''here comnes tlie sheriff now. You had better lieo dowvn behind that log, and keeoop clear of his gun," The value of quiet, comfort and shelter to farm animals is son...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
WOODSTOCK NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

WOODSTOCK NEWS. There was every appearance of a thunder storm on Wednesday evening, and local coursing enthusiasts, in antici pation of rain, were gazing with longing eyes skywards, for unless this district is favoured with a downpour within a day or so the club's opening meet, set down for the 21st, will have to be abandoned. The ground at present is certainly toto hard for coursing. The committee of the Mechanics' In stitute have at last bestirred themselves to the necessity of acquiring better light for the hall, and will within a week or so dispense with the expensive and in effective kerosene lamps and have the "Gloria" light installed, Messrs B. McCormack, W. Goss, and C. 1. Wilson, introduced by Mr. Ken dall, member for the district, recently waited on Mr. Agar Wynne in regard to telephone communication for this lo cality. As a result, the conditions on which the line would be erected eventu ally came to hand, and Mr. McCormack thereupon convened a meeting of the local people...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
EPPING SHIRE NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

EPPINO SHIRE NEWS, The Epping shire council meets on Monday. The Thonmastown Methodist church anniversary services and tea meeting and concert this year were very great successes. The Rev, T, Copeland, of Canterbury, was the preacher on the Sunday, and had good congregations. Easter Monday was an ideal day for a tea meeting and concert. The ladies made elaborate preparations for a large attendance at the tea, and were not dis appointed. The church was crowded for the concert and a capital programme was given. Singers and reciters came from far and near, each item being well received. The following contributed: Messrs B. Woodward, Stan, von Mylius, Pearce, Henderson, IBunce, Gibbs, WVat son, and Withers, and Misses Rowe, Henderson, and Iolton. The chairman, Rev. E, O. Knee, read the financial statement, and referred to the loss the church had sustained by the passing of the sec, and treasurer, the late Mr, R, C. Bower. A comprehensive vote of thanks and the benedict ion 'brought a ve...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Leila and Her Lover. Published by Arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co. Ltd., London and Melb. III. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

Leila and Her Lover. By MAX PEMBERTON. Published by Arrangement with Ward, Lock and Co. Ltd,, London and M\elb, Ill. It was almost dusk when they re turned to the Castle, so altruistic had been their motives of delay, Lights shone from all the upper windows of that venerable pile, Footmoen in the halls below walked with the measured stop of those who have found an oc cupation again after many days. Loeila had bogged that she might retire to her own cell during these hours of prescribed carnival, but he would not hear of it. "You owe lmo that lunch," he said, "You must save me from the tigers," She made no answer, and they en tored the great hall together, There wore guests already arrived-and a bruit of events which was ominous. She had not seen Desdy since lunch, and was pleased enough to hear his voice as she went up the great stair case from the garden, lie had been playing at tramways with tho Archdeacon, and that voner able functionary rose from the floor with knees which bore ...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

CRICKET, Northcoto Presbyterians had a walk over from Cairn's Memorial last Satur day. Northeote have won the premier, ship of the Presbyterian Cricket As sociation, having only lost one match during the season. 'To-day a group photo of the team will be taken at Allan's. Members meet at 2,30 corner Johnston and Smith streets.

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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MR. OSBORNE AND THE "AGE" [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

MR. OSBORNE AND THE "AGE" Mr. J. J. Osborne, manager of the e Northcote Brick Co., in giving further evidence before the Brick Commission, at Parliament House, on Thursday, is re Y ported as follows: ' The Chairman.-It has been stated by Mr, Rees, a member of this commission, ! who I am sorry is not here to-day, that it was the action of the "Age" neWs paper that had led to the appointment 3 of this commission, and that they had some animus. What animus would any daily paper have?-I have not the slighest hesitation in charging the , "Age" with animus, and can get proof. What! What reason would they have -I generally find it necessary to contra dict anything that appears in the "Aga" in regard to the brick company, I have repeatedly had people come to me from the "Age" for information, On one occasion I refused to talk about the business in any form or shape and next morning there was half a column of an interview between us, I think it was on that occasion I had occasion to address ...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

"The very first Suit he tailored for nu' settled the ques tion. Material, cut, fit, and linish pleased me so well I simply couldn't pass him for my next. Let him tailor you a Suit and see if yOu don't agree with imne. His new lulUt Suit ings are exceptionally line. Patterns post free if you cannot call. Cr SMITH Sr.and JOHNSTON S T. " COLLINGwooOD Meetings NORTIICOTE FOOTBALL CLUB., The First Meeting of the Ladies' Committee will be held at Mrs. W. Cockram's, 13 Dally St., Northcote, on Wednesday next, 22nd April, at 8 pm. All ladies invited to attend. TORTHERN TRAMWAY EXTEN SION,LEAGUE. A Meeting of the above will be held at the Albion Hotel on Thursday Even ing next, 23rd inst., at 8 o'clock, W. H. SMIrrT, Hon. Secretary. ~\ C. T. U. OF VICTORIA. The Half-Yearly Conference will be held in the Northcote Town Hall on Thursday Next, 23rd April. PROGRAMME: 10 a,m., Conference, 3 pm., Public Reception by Mayor and Mrs. Dennis. Musical Programme and Elocutionary Items. Address by Rev. E...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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AN APPEAL WITHDRAWN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 April 1914

AN APPEAL WITHDRAWN. - ---4---- Sir,-We desire to withdraw the ap peal made in your issue of the "Leader" of the 4th inst. on behalf of Mr. W. Snelson. The reason for so doing is that the firm who were employing him when the accident occurred have made pro vision for him in his sickness, and hope to find suitable employment for him when sufficiently recovered. We would also take this opportunity of publicly expressing our sincere thanks to the proprietors for their kind consideration in the matter, anld to you, Sir, for your valuable assistance. -Yours, &c., O. H. PHiLIPrs, Chairman. CHAS. H, WAIRR, Hon. Sec. The Public Works Department is pre paring a revised estimate of the amounts to be expended in securing the necessary lands for the completion of the Yarra beautilication scheme. The Minister (Mr. Hagelthorn) has discovered that, under certain old title deeds, the Crown possesses the right to resime any lands along the river wlhich may be required for roads or other publ...

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