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RIFLE SHOOTING. [BY BULLSEYE]. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
RIFLE SHOOTING. [BY BULLSEYE]. Northcoto fired 14 shots at600 yds. for the monthly spoon, which was won by H. Amor !by 1 point, Amor is one of Northcote's new shots. Best scorps H. Amor, 58, 11-69; G. Koblke, 59 9 68: F. Young, 55, 11-66; A. GlanAeld, 57, 8-65; H. Hook, 60, 4-64; Starling, 58, 6-64; E. Witcomb, 57, 4-61, G. Hook, 57, 5-62. To-day's shoot will be 14 shots at 500 yards.
U.A.O.D. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
U.A.0.D. The Gwalia lodge held its fortnightly meeting on Monday evening, the A.D. (Bro. Chester) presiding. The an nouncement that the lodge had been successful in winning second prize given by the Board of Directors for initiating most new members during 1913 was received with applause. Three new members were initiated, and nearly a dozen propositions received, so that the lodge appears to be entering on another era of prosperity, It was reported that the matter of a combined syllabus for No. 24 district was assuming tangible form, and that same would probably be in operation for next half-year. Dis appointment was keenly expressed at the failure to secure a prize with the district tableau at the Druids procession on Easter Monday. Several of the members'had worked hard in connection therewith, and their efforts were the subject of complimentary reference all along the line of march.
WOMBAT C.C. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
WOMBAT C.C. The following are the averages for season 1913-14: Batting.-F. Mason, 17 innings, 215 runs (average 12.6); G. Gough, 18 inn ings, 216 runs (12); P. Reeman, 19 inn ings, 182 runs, (9.5); G, Trott, 5 innings, 86 runs (7.2); E. Eunson, 14 innings, 89 (6.3); B. Walker, 15 innings, 79 runs (5.2); W. Henderson, 15 innings, 45 runs (3), Bowling,-F. Jolly, 54 wickets, 266 runs (4.,92); P. Reeman, 44 for 219 runs (4.97); G. Trott, 13 for 67 runs (5.15); F. Eunson, 8 for 54 runs (6.94); R. For syth, 7 for 38 runs (5.42); R. Walker, 11 for 79 runs (7,18); F. Mason, 25 for 221 runs (8.85), Local church teamhs have done very well in the Presbyterian Association this year. Last Saturday Preston defeated North Carlton, the scores being-Pres ton 126 and 72 (Bartley 17, Boyd 17) N. Carlton, 129 and 26 (Bartley 7 for 44, Boyd 11I for 58). Preston won the same number of matches as the premier team (Northeote), who, however, deprived Preston of their win against them by a protest on a minut...
NORTHCOTE v. PORT MELBOURNE [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
NORTHCOTE v, PORT MELBOURNE There was a large attendance at Port Melbourne on Saturday to witness the above match. Northcote's team under went some changes from the Prahran match, Blackman (Brunswick District), Glass tLeopold), Carroll, M. Smith, and Billett replacing Hall, White, Ryan, Cleland and Burke. The match .was remarkable for the formidable tally of behinds obtained by Ports, a cdnsiderable portion of which, however, were ob tained by the ball being rushed behind as the result .of exciting play round Northcote's goal. The game was not so one.sided as the scores would indicate. The main weakness of Northcote seemed to be the lack of a con\petent skipper,as time after time they'had the advantage only to lose it by the want of proper handling. Ports' handball, too, was a big factor in their victory, being much more effectively done than by their opponents. Ports were first to show out, scoring 2 goals 2 behinds be fore Northcoto got going properly, After that the' latter had t...
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
FOOTBALL, Northcote and Williamstown play at Croxton reserve to-day. As keen riv alry exists between these teams an exciting game is almost assured, A satisfactory feature of the North cote v. Ports macch was the large num ber of Northcote supporters who made the journey to Port Melb. The Northcote committee have been unsuccessful so far in their efforts to secure a coach. Several prpminent League players;have been approached, but the fees demanded in each case have been too excessive. "We'd need to have a gold mine to satisfy the de mands made by some of these fellows," remarked a committee-man on Thurs day evening. Northcoto's team for to-day will be chosen from-Thomas (2), Moore, Dun can, Noble, Veitch, H. Smith, Bassett, Ridd, Blackman, Cole, Glass, Billett, Gluyas, Hall, Braid, Mills, Hamilton, and Carroll. Preston District commence the season to-day when they will play North Melb. on the North Melb. football ground. Players and supporters are requested to catch the 1,38 train ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
Wanted to Buy I)OTTLES, Bones, Rags, Zinc, Lead, ) Brass and Copper. Highest price given. Cash on delivery. Letters re ceive prompt attention. H, Bishop, Darebin Road, Northcote. Phone, Northcote 8630 The . .. Business Man Appreciates Our prompt tailoring ser vice as much as the dis tinctive individuality of every suit we turn out, and our extremely low charges. Our Suits are modelled on the latest London style. Our windows show the latest Summer Suit ings. For Well-Tailored Clothes come to us. TREVENA & SON, THE RF, , IAlIl,E GENTS' TAILORS 266 Smith Street, Collingwood Phone, Central 5410, SITiY OF NORTHCOTE, I have to thank the many gen erous donors to the fund for the assistance of Mrs. Stranger and fam. ily, and to inform them that a substantial sum has been raised. It is the desire of the Committee to obtain an amount so as to give them a resi dence free of debt, and the sum in hand not being sufficient for the purpose I have to again appeal to those who have not alrea...
Northcote and Preston Football Club. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
Northoote and Preston Foot. ball Club. To the Editor. Sir,-Whilst recognising the futility of further controversy at the present time regarding the question of a suit able playing-ground for the above club, I would like to reply briefly to a few statements made by "Fair-Minded," before closing the correspondence as far as I am concerned. He states the pub lic were luke-warm regarding the taking up of debentures for the purpose of building a grand-stand at the park. That may be so, but they responded gener ously when the direct appeal was made to them by making a big success of the carnival in aid of the grand-stand fund. I also saw an attendance at the park the day the fancy dress football match was held that would gladden the heart of most Association football clubs. The first section of the grand-stand at the park is nearing completion, thanks to the splendid support received. One would think, by "Fair-Minded's" re marks, that the Northcote park was miles away from the town. As a ...
WORKHOUSE TO WEDLOCK. Romance of Two Old-Age Pensioners. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
WORKHOUSE TO0 WEDLOCK. Romance of Two Old.Age Pensioners. A wedding, the outcome of an old. age pension romance, took place re cently at Braintree, Essex. The bride was Miss Susannah Clarke (seventy-six), who has been an inmate of the Braintree Workhouse for near. ly twenty years, The bridegroom was Walter Townsend (seventy-seven), who has lived for many years at Drury Lane, Braintree, and has been a wi dower for two years, The bride applied to the Braintree Guardians for assistance in her coni" ing marriage, and said that she and her husband would each receive the old-age penslon of 5/. a week.. A guar. dian offered the pair a cottage, and other members of the board subscrib ed 5/- to buy her wedding ring, the master being ordered to provide the trousseau, The bride was driven to church in a motor car, and the workhouse mis ter (Mr. C, Ii. Barlow) gave her away. The vicar of Braintree had promised to marry the pair and give thenm a certificate for nothing, and the vicar's wife made...
"POETIC JUSTICE." Making the Punishment Fit the Crime. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
"POETIC JUSTICE," Making the Punishment Fit the Crime. Some time ago a well-known writer severely criticised our present system for sending people to prison for crimes as different in character as thieving and uttering a criminal libel. He as serted that the nunishment should be made more to fit the crime, and some judges, especially in America, are be. ginning to follow out his ideas, For instance, the other day a man named Brant was charged in Ohio with steal. ing eggs, The judge ordered him to go to prison for five days, and to be fed during the whole of that time on a diet of eggs only, At the expiration of his sentence Brant declared that he had become so tired of eggs that he would never eat another one again, so that the judge's novel sentence has effected a radical cure in-this particu lar case. In California, if a man should fail to support his wife and family, he is sent to prison, where he is made to work hard and pay a daily sum to his "better-half" out of the money that...
What a Wife! [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
What a Wifel "lPoohl" sald a man ill an omnibus, a1s he and other business men were on their way to the City, "my wife is the most methodical, careful, neat wo. man you ever saw. It is all non1 sense for a woman to lot a house run into disorderly ways. You ought to see how my wife does things." "Well, of course, that is all very well in theory," responded another; "but the best housekeeper gets be. hind." "Mny wife never does. She is always the same, She keeps everything in first-class order."E "She must be a remarkable person," said another man. "How long have you been married?" "Ten years, And she has never dis. appointed me. Why, gentlemen, she always puts everything in the same place, and you know just where to find what you want, For Instance, I went to my handkerchief drawer this morning before daylight, and took out a handkerchief and put It in my poe. ket before starting out, and I know just as well as I know my own name that that handkerchief is just such a size, and has my...
OUT FROM THE SHADOWS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
OUI FROM THE SHADOWS By IAN GROSVENOR. Nobody over thought of calling James Hallerton by any other name than that of Plain James. Fortune had not been kind when it fashioned his features, Without being precise ly ugly to the point of repulsion, "lie was singularly ill-favored. With the exception of his eyes, there was no redeeming point about his face., The nickname the country had given him fitted him to a nicety; still, though correct in detail, the knowledge he deserved It rankled in the owner's breast. At no time did it hurt him more than when he fell in love with the prettiest girl in the village and, in dong so, discovered he was in the running with Steve Batwicke. Hand some as a Greek god, it was but little surprising that Daisy Martin should incline her ear more readily to the latter's lure of accent than to that of Plain James, It was a good month before Hallerton made this discovery. When he did he allowed his jealous re. sentment of his own imperfections to run riot for t...
Thrft. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
Thrft, Sir Archibald Geikle, who has reo ceived the coveted Order of Merit, is a great collector of Scottish anec dotes. One of his best is about a funeral in Glasgow, whore a stranger took a seat in one of thle mourning coaches. The other three occupants of the car. riage' were rather curious to know who he was, and at last one of them began to question him, The dialogue went like this: "Ye'll be a brither o' the corp?" "Na, I'm na brither o' the corp." "Weel, ye'll be hbl cousin?" "Na; I'm no' a cousin." "At ony rate, ya'll be a frien' o' tile corp?" "Na, I'm no' that either. Yo see, I've no' been very weel masel'," tlhe stranger explained comnplacently, "an' my doctor has ordered me carriage exercise, so I thocht this wad be the cheapest way. to tak' itl" A small tear rellevei ,a great sor'
The Middleman's Paradise. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 April 1914
The Middleman's Paradise. Shoes are going up because leather is going up, Leather is going up because hides are going up, Hides are going up because they are scarce, They are scarce because the but ohers are killing less cattle, The butchers are killing less cattle because there is less demand for meat, There Is less demand for meat be cause the price is too high. The price of meat Is high because cattle are scarce, The cattle are scarce because the demand is so heavy, The demand for cattle Is heavy be. cause hides are going up, ` Hides are going up because loather is going up, Leather is going up because shooes are going up, And that' is how the customer is squeezed at every turn.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
Mayer's Quality Shops Are still leading in poliularity and in con sequencell of our 'ever-increasing trade \w are able to olfer the public some further reductions in the price of our high-class commodities. Prime Silver-Side Cooked Blef, I10d lb, Delicious Home-Mlnlde Potted Meat, 4?d lb. Pigs' Feet, nice and clean, three for id. Saveloys, seven for Gd, Our Noted Sausages, "4ld lb. Sheeps' Toingues, 2d each. Primest Pigs' Cheeks, 3d lb. Space forbids description of all our high-class but low-priced goods, but these at least will serve to convince the keenest critics that we rightly deserve the title of "Tiho Housewives' Friend" Our Guaranteed New-Laid Eggs and Loeura Butter are two well-known lines of highest repute. Now that the cost of living is continually rising (the price of butchers' meat and the new schedule of prices by the Grocers' Association of Victoria being good examples) our presence in Northcote will bo some consolation to those who desire most for their money; and a ...
It Reminds 'Em. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
It- Reminds 'Em, A great man once said to a friend: "1 think I'll write my recollections." "Very good," said the friend, "but lot me caution you not to recollect anything about celebrities that are living." "Why, what's the danger, anyway'?" "Tile danger,'" repliei the other, "is that is soon as you begin to recollect things about living celebrities they will begin to recollect things about you."
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, 28TH APRIL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, 28THI APRI,. Present:-Crs, Crispe (in the chair), Paterson, Stanlake, Allchin, Warr, Ilowe, Bricknoll, and Robertson. 'The minutes of last meeting and out going correspondence were read and approved. ' CORRESPONDEINCE. From II. R. Paddle' and A. E. Smith, applying for water main along Agnes street, Preston, on the Park Hill Estate, between Murray road and Cramer street,-Receivedl and referred to Met rouolitan Board of Works for report. From Railway Commissioners' Office, stating that the matter of the pig sid ing near the Bell railway station is still under consideration. - IReceived, From iMelhourne and Metropolitan loiard of Works, forwarding copies of iBord 's sowerage commit tee's report, From Ellison & Hewison, solicitors, forwarding plan of subdivision for en dorsement by council.- Referred to the committee of the whole. From E. Dailey, complaining of ex cessive valuation of land at Plenty road subdivision. A house he had offered to sell...
Insufferable. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
Insufferable. "So you broke your engagement with him?" "Yes." "What for?" "He's a conceited thing. I simply couldn't stand him." "I never heard him brag. What makes you think him conceited?" "All the time we wore engaged he never once told me that hoe was un worthy of my love.".
NORTHCOTE CRICKET CLUB. EASTER TRIP TO MYRTLEFORD. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
NORTHOOTE CRICKET CLUB, -----4--- EASTER TRIP TO MYRTLEFORI). [By ()NE ofr TulaN.: A very strong team, representing the Northcote cricket club, visited Myrtle ford at Easter, at the invitation of the Myrtleford District Cricket Associa tion, and under the auspices of the Victorian Cricket Association. The party numbered 21 all told, amongst whom were the club's president (Mr. W. S. Stott), the treasurer (Mr. P. C, Butler), and several members of the committee and prominent supporters. Mr, E. C. Yeomans acted as manager during the trip. After a pleasant jour ney Myrtleford was reached about 10.30 on Thursday evening, when the party was met by several of the prominent oflicials of the local Association, and es corted to the Myrtleford Hotel, where Mr. O'Grady, president of the Myrtle ford Association, in a few well-chosen remarks, welcomed the Northcote club to the town, and hoped that their stay would be an enjoyable one. He was ably supported by our old Fitzroy friend, Mr. Frank Clo...
WARTS ON TEATS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
WARTS ON TEATS. Malny people fail to get rid of,warts because they think it can only be done withll great dilliculty, or by tearing the wart bodily away, but this is not the case. When cows are milked twice a day it does not seem to afford much opportunity to get rid of warts. To use any substance of a polsonous nature for the wart is dangerous in many ways. When the teats are chapped only, some kind of soothing ointment should be applied, and for this pur pose carbolised vaseline, and other preparations may be procured from the chemist. 'This will heal the teat up in a short time, and allow the milk. hlg to be carried on without any dis. comfiture to the cow. In the case of warts, when small they can generally be got rid of liy touching them with caustic soda. An. other simple remedy, and one which In many cases has been found to be successful; rub the wart with vinegar, then while it is still wet dust it with dry carbonate of soda. If this is done after each milking, the warts wil...
NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 2 May 1914
NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY. The monthly harmony night of the above society was held on Monday evening in the supper room of the town hall, when the members and friends were taken a trip (per lantern slides) to Bonnie Scotland. It says a great deal for the lecturer (Mr. Ilardie) to be able to keep his audience deeply inter ested for a full hour and a half, his varied remarks on the different places shown, and his quaint stories, serving to keep him in close touch with his audience. A start was made at Roth say, then up the Firth to Greenock, then along to Glasgow. Some fine pic tures were here shown, and to " St. Mungo" natives present, no doubt, brought back to mind pleasant recollec tions of their young days. For instance, "''The High Street," "Argyle Street," "George' Square, " "The Glesca' Green,' " and others too numerous to mention. From Glasgow across to Edinburgh, with its " Princes Street," "The Monument," "'The Calton," Holyrood Palace and Abbey, and last, but n...