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BRAIN EXERCISE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

BRAIN EXERCISE. There has been serious trouble in a certain school. One of the teachers said lie was no believer in the old hackneyed system of teaching. "\What is wanted," said he, "is scinothing which will mnlake the chil dren think and reason for them selves. Mere addition and suhtractiont arte nmechanical. In accordance with his ideas, he gave hls pupils one hundred questions, of which the following is a specimen: "What is it that can go up a spout down, but cannot go down a spout up?" The brain-fever hospitals there abouts were full of children for weeks afterwards, and the teacher was dis, missed without a character, yet the answer to the riddle was very simple -"An umbrella." Comedian: I say, old chap, your nose and chin will fight ore long; they approach each other very mlenuacilng ly! Old Actor: li'i afraid so myself, for a great tunly words have passed be tween them already! "I siuppose," said the iisbanlld, "tllat you wolnmeln want to vote just like 111en do?" "Oh, no," r...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

KITCHEN WRINKLES. Lime powder well sprinkled whore cockroaches abound will drive them away. If bacon is soaked in water for a few minutes before frying it will pre vent the fat from running. When starching holland pinafores, put a little strong tea into the starch. This keeps the garments a good col or. Whetn boiling fowls or fish, add to the water in which they are bolled the Juice of half a lemon, This will make them beautifully white. If moths are in a carpet, spread a damp towel over the' part and iron It dry with a hot iron, The heat and steam will kill the worms and eggs, When washing chamois leathers add a little ammonia to the water. This cleans them beautifully, and helps to make them soft and pliable. \'hen making a roly-poly pudding, after spreading the paste .with jam sprinkle a layer of fine breadcrumbs before rolling and tying up. This pre vents the jam from boiling out. Old nail holes in wood may be filled up by mixing sawdust wIth glue till it Is the consistency of s...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
PIANO AS ANODYNE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

PIANO AS ANODYNE. The "New York Herald" quotes a curious case of music being used as an anodyne. The incident occurred at Poughkeepslo, and the subject was a boy, aged fourteen years, named Ste. phen Klanatsky. An artery in Klatatsky's wrist was cut with a rope while at play. The first repair of the artery was not sue, cessful, and accordingly Dr. John N. Hassin decided to re-open the wound and do tihe work over again. The boy's heart was too weak for ether, and Dr. Dassin called a little girl in from next door, and asked her to play on the piano. She said it was a "rtighland Fling." She was asked to play it ias bent she could, and the boy was directed to concentrate his mind on the mulsi, ice did so, and the surgeon perform ed the operation without difficulty. Later, the boy said he felt little pain. Dr. Bassin said he had used music as an anaesthetic oni a man less than a year ago, and that it had proved satis factory.

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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FLEAS AND FLIES HAVE THEIR PARASITES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

FLEAS AND FLIES HAVE THEIR PARASITES, The latest discovery announced in the Paris Academy of Sciences is that of the parasite of the flea, which, it is claimed, is the chief agent in the spread of the plague and other dis eases transmitted by this insect, Pulex Irritans, as the flea is called in scientific writing, is the victim of the lelshmanioses, which live in the flea's digestive tubing, and it is this parasite of our parasite which really transmits the plague and other infec tions, and not the much-abused flea nimself, who is only indirectly re sponsible, being compelled to carry this parasite once it finds lodgment in his anatomy. The flea looks small enough to our eye, and ha is so lively that no one over thought that any other parasite could catch him, but it seems that not only do the leishmanioses catch him, but they also catch the plague, or yel low fever, and are the most important carriers of the germs, This discovery has much to suggest to our investigators, for they ...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
REJOICINGS ON THE HILL TOP. JAMES STREET SINGING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

REJOICINGS ON THE HILL TOP, .JAMES STREET SINGING. On Sunday last the scholars of the James street Presbyterian Sabbath school gathered on Northcote's high place to sing, the little ones chiming their way during the day through the hearts of three crowded congregations, In the morning the Rev. W. II. Cooper, M.A., B.D., presided, delivering an eloquent discourse. The afternoon saw an increased attendance, and the Rev. Stewart Byron in charge. / The evening put pressure on the four walls and aisles without accommodating all who wished to gain admission. The scene was a beautiful and inspiring one, from 150 to 200 bright-faced, clean, bravely-attired youngsters facing the sea of faces fronting them. If during the day their singing had done them credit, the night's perform ance surely reached the high-water mark of anniversary minstrelsy, and the occasion was worthy the effort. There was an excellent orheestra, consisting of violins, 'cello, cornet, reed and flutes, Miss Gertie Shands ...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
AN ESSAY ON HEALTH. What Not to Do to Keep Well. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

AN BBBAY ON HEALTH, What Not to Do to Keep Well, lnui drinks whisky, and that clogs the valves; he drinks beer, and that clogs the wheels; he swallows lem. onado, ginger.ale, butormilk, tea, cot. fee and cocoa, and then wonders why the boilers do not burn, If you should take an ox and put him through a like performance he would be dead in .a month, The slmt pleat and plainest laws of health are outraged every day by the average man. D)id Adam smoke? Did Eve wear a corset? Did Solomon chew tobac. co? Did Ruth chew chocolates! Did the children of Israel make for a beer. garden after crossing the Red Sea? Did Rebecca chew bonbons and ice.e cream and call for soda-water? Adam was the first man, and was made perfect from head to heel, How long could he remain so after eating plum-pudding before going to bed? Suppose he had slept in a bedroom five by seven, with the windows closed down, the doors shut, and two dogs under the bed! Siuppose Eve had been laced tip In a corset, worn tight sho...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
EPPING SHIRE NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

EPPING SHIRE NEWS, Mr. C. J. McCormack has been ap pointed to act as shire engineer to the Epping and Whittlesea shire councils. A profit of £11 19s 6id was the very satisfactory result of the dramatic en tortainment and dance held in the shire hall recently in aid of the Children's Hospital. The late engineer (Mr. F. N. Lock), having reported that the bridge at Cooper street over the Darebin Creek is unsafe for traffic, the council have closed the bridge till necessary repairs are effected, and on Monday instructed the daymen to erect a barrier on the coun cil s side of the creek. The annual meeting of the Epping football club was held at the Victoria Hotel on Saturday evening last. The large and enthusiastic attendance augurs well for the success of the club this sea son. The balance-sheet disclosed a bal ance of £7, which is most satisfactory. Mr. A. M. Davidson was re-elected pre sident and Mr. Tom McLaughlin secre tary. Most of last year's players are available, and there are a...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
A Horrified Dandy. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

A Horrified Dandy. A dandy, who was seated on the balcony of an hotel among a large company was exqultely dressed, and very highly perfuned with musk, which . is very disagreeable to some persons, A plain farmer, happening to pass near him, commenced sniffing susplciously, and, looking around him for the cause of the musky effluvia, he soon smelt. out the dandy, and thus addressed him: "I say, mister, I can tell ye what'll take that smell out of yer clothes; just bury 'em for a week under. ground. My uncle ran agin a skunk once, and- " But before the sentence was finils ed the enraged dandy sped from the crowd to escape the shouts of laugh ter, while the innocent farmer, who only meant to do him a kindness, was wondering what caused his sudden de. parture. "According to this paper," observed Mr, (oodwin, "a man has lived a year on beer alone," "Well, that's as it should be," ob: served .Irs, Goodwin, "Any man who lives on beer ought to ,be compelled to live alone," I

Publication Title: Preston Leader
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LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

LOCALISMS Held over.-Rifilo club's visit to Rushworth, Pender's Grove Methodist S.S. concert, and other items. "Under canvas at Paradise" has a rather attractive sound. A readable article on our first page tells about the doings of the Preston boy scouts during the Easter holidays at this ambitiously named spot. At the recent horticultural show, Northcote, Mrs. A. E. Stott was awar ded first prize for epergne, At a meeting of the Jika motor-cycle club held on Monday it was decided to have a week end run to Camperdowfi, leaving the Northcote town hall at 2 p.m, to-day and .returning Monday afternoon. The Preston District footballers com monce their weekly dances this evening at the Bradford hall. Ladies fd, gents is, Preston just now is presenting a very busy appearance, as shops and houses are going up everywhere. The vacant corners are being covered with buildings. Never before were there so many build ings in the course of construction. A tram from the Northcote terminus along Ple...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
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Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
No Wonder Joe Went [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

No Wonder Joe Went An excited middle-agod lady bounced Into a suburban police-station and ac. costed the inspector on duty: 'Where's my Joe?" she demanded. "Beg pardon, madam-dog, I pre. Hume?" said the officer. "Don't you dare to presume nothing of the kind," snapped the lady, "Dog, indeed! No, sir, husband-my hus band. Hle's missing, disappeared, do. camped--" "You don't say so?" "But I'll have you to understand that I do say so, young man. How dare you sit there and flatly contradict a ratepayer?-leastways the lawful wife of one, I'll report you, sir. Do you hear that? I'll report you! Where's my husband?" "My dear madam-" "How dare you call me your dear madam? Do you think that I came hero to be Insulted? I tell you my husband has decamped, and you sit there like a dummy? What do you think of that?" "Well, madam," responded the police inspector, "I haven't the pleasure of your husband's acquaintance, but I should say he Is a very wise man. Constable, show this lady out!"

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Moving Out of the Old Church. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

iMioving Out of the Old Church. [To-day the dedicatory service in con nection with the opening of the new brick Congregational church, Northcote, takes place, The old wooden building will be used is a school,-News item], " Behold, the old things pass!" and soon the house Is light-esteemed where hearts were Godward drawn, Where Israel-praises, hymning with the skies, (All incense-laden from the altar-earth) Have added note of joy to angel song. Oh! could' confining walls but breathe the tale Of troubled souls that here have found surcease; Of lips that lisped a first convulsing cry For Christ-assistance, spoke the pray'r All hopeless of the IElder-Brother's aid, Or couched petition 'mid despondent groan! The story, sure, might linger long with men, For ancient plank and roof-tree, praise embalmed, Might then, with tongu6 insistent, promulgate The mem'ries of the past: the pulpit say How many times it bore the godly man, How oft a devil took usurping place And glossed the Word to meet...

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TOO LATE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

TOO LATE, On either side of a desk in a tLon don office sat a man and woman clerk, As the man put it, they "got on well together." Once, indeed, he confided to a friend that he rather believed the lady "quite liked him." But he be came engaged to another, and one day, when he unexpectedly announced that, to improve his position and get married, he was taking a fresh situ. ation, the lady clerk went home early, "with a headache." The man did marr'y-the wrong 'woman. Ere long he had to sink all his sav. ings in divorce proceedings, and, sad. der and wiser, he thought of a scheme for happiness, In his old firm there was a vacancy; he would apply for it, and-for now he knew her worth would woo and marry the lady clerk, The situation he obtained. Before time on Monday morning he was back in the familiar office. Per. haps she would be there early, too! Hie found a smart stranger before him, a clerk who volunteered: "1 ex pect we shall be a bit glumlike to. day, We all attended our late la...

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AMONG THE PENDER GROVEANS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

AMONG THE PENUDER GROVEANS. ["And they set up their idols in the grove,"-Ancient manuscript]. A balmy Sunday morning, reminiscent of Italian or Venetian skies, combined with a local " function," suffices to call attention to the Ponder's Grove Settle ment, one of Northcote city's growing and growling suburbs, Why it is grow. ing as Jonah's gourd 'is not as easily explained as why it is growling, for the unmade roads, it must be confessed, are not fitted yet either for motor or wheel barrow traffic, When weather comes along it must spell exasperation with a capital ' E'" for the settlers. Rows of villas, all in various stages of development, extend in every direc tion. To have the contract for painting those now ready for the brush should yield a fortune; to build those a-building should be worth a king's ransom. Each cottage has its plot of land, and on these many modern Adams were at work in the pleasant sunshine, making the beginnings of little Edens. The pick axe and spade, the r...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
IN CAMP WITH THE PRESTON SCOUTS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

IN CAMP WITH THE PRESTON SCOUTS, [BY A.M.P,] During the Easter holidays over (10 boys belonging to the Preston Scouts underwent a course of scout drill under canvas at Paradise, Scoutmaster Hol liday, in command of the division, ex tended an invitation to any parents or friends of the lads to spend the week in camp and see the work of the boys and how they are trained. About 30 of the adults accepted the invitation for some days, and at the end of the sojourn came away perfectly satisfied that the boys were capably looked after and well cared for, The male adults were quar tered in a tent next to the head-quar ter's staff, and so were in a position to see and hear all that went on and able to judge for themselves as to conduct and discipline of the camp life. With the brief introduction I will give a resume of a couple of days as spent by the boys: On Good Friday morning they as sembled at the various stations along the Preston line, preparatory to to their meeting place at Princes ...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

MR. & MRS. CLEVELAND Professors and Teachers of Refined Ballroom Dancing, give STRIcTLY PRIVATE LESSONS, any hour, daily, evenings, and hold SUPERIOR ADULT BI3GINNERS' CLASSES on Monday Even ings, 8 to 11. And on Tuesday Evenings Wednesday ,, Instruction, 7.80 to Thursday ,, 8.80 Friday ,, Practice from 8.80 Saturday ,, . A Id on Saturday Afternoons, 8 to 5.30. At their Academy, No. 264 DRUM MOND ST., CARLTON. Call, Write, or Phone 5608. Prospectus Post Free. Announcements. UNDER ENTIRlI,Y NEW - MANAGEMENT -. The Regal Cafe 98 SMITH STREET, C 0 LL LIN GWO 0 D. Dinner from 12 to 2. Ladles' Afternoon Tea a specialty Choice Fruits in Season. Only the Best Confectionery]keptiin stock, SPERO & VLASOPULOS (late of Vienna Cafe), Proprietors. E. M. KELSO Wishes to intimate to the Public of Preston and district that he has pur chased the old-established SADDLERY BUSINESS, and has removed to 131 PLENTY ROAD, PRESTON, and has equipped it with an entirely New Stock, comprising a...

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"NOBLESSE OBLIGE." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

"NOBLESSE OBLIGE." The truism that "Rank imposes obli gation" stretches away back to copy book days, and still presides, hoary with age, over the van of civilisation. The call is ever for men of mental stature to take charge of the onward march, and if the world produces half-a-dozen such minds in the course of a century, it does very well indeed. These are the tall poppies of the human field, and stand alone. But the management of the de tails of civilised life is parcelled among thousands and thousands of sub-divis ional commanders, soldiers of industry and commerce, all of whom must live up to their obligations to ensure harmoni ous working of the whole. Each area or circle of man-effort rests upon one below and supports another above, just as do the tiny globules composing a glass of water. The reward for good service in any department is that of elevation to a higher rank, carrying greater privileges and involving increased responsibilities. Thus the workers are ever movlling f...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

Church Notices. L LL SAINTS' CHURCH, ; S NORTHCOTE, Morning at 11 and evening at 7, Rev. A, C. KELLAWAY, M,A. Monday, Gleaners' Annual Conversa :iane, Addresses by missionaries from C ntral Provinces and Bombay, India. Ij 01Y TRINITY, TIIORNBURY . T(Railway Parade). Sunday Services: 11 n.m., Holy Communion and Sermon 4 p.m., Holy Baptism. 7 p.m., Evensong and Sermon. REV. C. W. WooD. ,L LL SAINTS' CHURCH, . PRESTON, Second Sunt ay after Easter. San.m,, Holy Communion. 11 a,m., Rev. A. B. TIEss' 7 p.m., Festal Evensong and Sermon., Rev, B, C, A. EVA. 1TORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (JAMES ST.) S,S. ANNIVERSARY (continued). 11 a.m., Rev. JOIIN IARNAnY, M.A., B,D. 7 p,m., Rev, DAvll) MOILAR and Rev. JOHN IIN ILYNN ISuperintendent of the Australian Inland Mission). See special advt. 1RESTON PRESBYTERIAN 1 CHURCH. Sunday Services: Morning at 11 and evening at 7, Rev. I1. LAIw (Home Mission Committee Supply). Seats All Free. Visitors Welcome. 'I'pHORNBURY PRESBYTEI IAN 1 CHURCH, Rossmoyne ...

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NORTHCOTE CITY COUNCIL. MONDAY, 20th APRIL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

NORTHCOTE CIIY COUNCIL, MONDAY, 20th APRIL. Present:-His 'Worship the Mayor (Cr. S. Dennis, J.P.), Crs. Bastings, Johnson, Woolhouse, Henderson, Thar ratt, Mason, Lees, Smith, Glanfield, Plant, Redmond, Hayes, McDonell. CORESPONDENCE. From Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works, stating that the Water Supply Committee is not prepared to recommend the laying of a main into Lewis and Newman streets, Northcote, as the revenue derivable was not suflic ient, -Received. From same, forwarding copies of report and recommendations of the Com missioners who visited Sydney to en quire into the disposal of nightsoil from unsewered areas.-Referred to the com mittee for consideration. From town clerk, Hawthorn, request ing appointment of a delegate to a con ference to be called for the purpose of considering the damage caused to road ways by public bodies, such as the Metropolitan Board of Works, Postal Department, Gas Co., etc.-Cr. Honder son appointed. From Melbourne General Cemetery, forwar...

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A SHREWD MANDARIN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

A SHREWD MANDARIN, A Governor of a Chinese province was taken very ill, and refused to ad. mit any visitors into his house, This being told to a mandarin of his ac quaintance, the latter was very much concerned, and after many importun itles, obtained an interview with him. On his entrance, he was surprised to find no signs of sickness in his friend, and asked what was the matter with him. 'The Governor at length told him that he had-lost the Emperor's seal out of the cabinet where it used to be kept, and that as the lock remained uninjured he was sensible that the seal was stolen, Of course, he could transact no 'business, and must soon be deprived of his government, and probably also of his life, The mandarin inquired if he had any enemy in the city. The other an* aniwered "Yes," and that that enemy was an officer of rank whom he had offended, and who was disposed to do him an injury, "Away, then," replied the mandar* in; "let your valuable goods be so. cretly removed this evening...

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PRESTON CRICKET CLUB. ANNUAL EASTER TRIP. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914

PRESTON CRICKET CLUB. ANNUAL EASTER TRIP. At the invitation of the Warangga Cricket Association, the above club journeyed to Rushworth, atEaster under the management of their secretary. Seventeen members undertook the trip, and a good lime was spent on the jour ney up in the train. From Murchison East to Rushworth we were with the Northcote Rifle Club, and although in cattle trucks, still a good time was :pont. On arrival at Rushworth we were met by several Moora and Rush worth folks, Mr. Cheong escorting us to our hotel, where we met Miss Slater once againi, ready to cater for us in her usual happy way. There was a rush for loose boxes, and after partaking of re freshments, thoughtfully provided by Miss Slater, we all went for a stroll to show "Dutcher" the local football ground in its grassy state. This was 1 n.m. On arrival home something had ulset the rooms of loose boxes, so this meant singing chorus until 3.415 a. m., the faithful watch dog seeing that all were tucked in. Two ...

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