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CROYDON CENTENARIAN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
CROYDON CENTENARIAN. Robert Coles, an old soldier, who was born on Christmas Eve, 1808, cele. brated his 106th birthday at Croydon recently. His wife i ninety.three years old, and throughout the year he has regularly fetched her obl-ageo pension ,and his own from Selhurst Post Oice, nearly half a Inle away. Left fatherless at the ago of four teen, Coles ran away from homne and joined the 68th Foot (Durham ,lght Infantry), He served through the Crimean War (1854.6) at the base as oflicer's servant, six out at seven of his masters dying from wounds or disease. After fifteen years in the Army be was employed for a time by a sister of General Gordon. He passed through S.tafford on June 14, 1856, the day when William Palrnor, the Rugeley poisoner, was executed, He remembers the ill. loaf selling at 1/3. When tile presenlt King was crowned in Jnme, 1911, the old man disappeared In the early morning and was away all day. lHe had gone to London and naw the Coronation pro cession, supporting...
WHY WE SHAKE HANDS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
WHY We 8HAKE HANDS When a gentleman meets a lady of hils acquaintance In the street, he In. variably raises his hat by way of recognition, This form of salute is a roello of by.gone days of chivalry, when knights rode and walked about clad in steel armor to preserve them. solves from the. sword.cuts and spear. thrusts of their enemies. When such a knight entered any house as a guest he at once discard. ed his helmet to show that he trusted to the protection of his host, and was not afrhaid. For the same reason he bared his head when tallking with a lady he knew, and the custom has been continued to the present day, A good many years ago there was most certainly a reason why two men should shake hands when they met, If they did not recogniso each other they would each grasp the other's weapon.hand as a precautlon against treachery, From this It became cus tomary to surrender their fighting hands freely to one another,
CRANKS WHO HIDE MONEY. Bank-notes Concealed in Books! [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
ORANK8 WHO HIDE MONEY, Bank.notes Concealed In Booksl Among the eccentricities of the rich, the passion for always possessing enormous sums of ready cash Is sure ly one of the most extraordinary. A former Lord Dysart one day asked a companion-nurse to go to town and get a cheque cashed for him at the Bank of England, When she was ready to start the old peaor sat down and wrote a cheque for £100,000, and told her to be sure and see that she got one note for the whole amount, The cheque was duly presented, and the Bank, having satlslled themselves as to the nurse's authority for making such a request, suggested that a clerk should accompany her and ltand the £100,000 note in person to his lordship. After having done so the clerk told the peer that only three such notes were In existence. "One," he said, "wve have at the Bank, an. other I have just handed to your lord. ship, and the third, which some time ago disappeared from circulation, we have never been able to trace." "Per' Imhaps...
PATTERN OF BECOMING EVENING DRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
ArTTERN OF BECOMING EVENING DRESS. This simple little evening dires will appeal directly to the average wo man. It will look effective mado up of soft silk and shadow lace, It ro* presents "Evorylady's Journal" pat. tern No. 174-cut in three sizes- small, medium and large. This pat tera may be bought fronm local pat. tern agent or will be sent poet free to any address if ninepenc in etamlp is sent to Dept. A, "Evorylady's Jour nal," 876 Swanston-street, Melbourn,. State number of pattern and size re. quired. If a penny stamp is sent to above address a 48.page catalogue will be sent to any reader who writus "send free catalogue," "Yes; sihe married the poet boe. cause she thought by so doing alshe would get into print." "And did she?" "She did," "She furnished the theme for some great poem, I presume?" "No; she got into a print dress, and lhe has never been able to get her anything else '"rhere have bueen times in my life," said he gloomily, "when I was tempt. e, to commit ulicide." ...
MIRACLES: ARE THEY CREDIBLE? [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
MIRACLES: ARE THEY CREDIBLE? THE possibility and credibility of miracles is now being discussed in Mel bourne by the Rev. Dr. Headlam, Moore house lecturer for the year. For the past fortnight the lecturer has held the attention of large audiences, while learnedly expounding the speculations and philosophies of the past and present, with the object of combating objections such as summed up in Hume's definition of a miracle-"a violation of the laws of nature." When looked into, this phrase really is meaningless, serving only to show how science ever hides its ignorance of basic truths under an im posing jargon'of words, just as the unlettered savage bedecks himself with a necklet of birds'-eggs or cowrle shells. Nature (whatever that may be) is, in the phrase quoted, to be regarded as ever being acted'upon by invariable laws, and always making an absolutely uni form response thereto, before any mean ing may be attadhed to the words at all. A miracle, it infers, comes in as some inter...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. To prevent window-blind cords breaking, dust the cords, and then rub them over with a well-greased rag. The snapping Is caused by friction, which impoverishes the cords, and ti ey are further weakened by the sun and weather, It l? an excellent plan to keep in the kitchen a bottle filled with equal parts of linseed oil and lime-water, to alleviate the pain of burns. Shake the bottle well before using the io. Lion, and keep the burned parts from the air by covering with lint, The best way to test sllic is to cut off a small piece and burn It. If It burns out quickly, leaving a clear, cl:rp, grey ash, the silk is pure; but if it smoulders and leaves a heavy reddish-brown ash it has been treated with chemicals, and will not wear well. A very good way to prevent a cracK ;'d wash.hand basin from breaking Is to paint along the crack with white paint; then place along It a piece of wide tape, the length of the crack. Paint well over this, and when dry it will be as firm as...
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
CHURCH NEWS. At the Martin' street Congregational church to-morrow, Rev. A. R. Bunton will preach morning and evening. On the latter occasion "straight out speakig on dress, books, and mar rlage will be addressed to young women. The Rev, E, O. Knee will conduct both services in the Preston Methodist Church on Sunday, As it will be what isknown as Children's Sunday, the morning sub. ject will be to parents-"Yoiir child, what shall it be?" and in the evening, "An Unexpected and Unwelcome visi toPr." What is termed "Sunday School Day" will be observed at the Methodist church, high street, to-morrow. In the morning Mr. R. Olver will preach and a special responsive service, prepared for the occasion, will be used. The Rev, J. Adams will preach in the evening on the subject of "Reason Restored." Special music will be rendered. The services will be made particularly applic able to the young people of the congre gation as well as to all who are engaged min Sunday school work. Bapitst Church...
WEALTH FROM SAWDUST. Gas and Broad Made From it. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
WGALTH FROM BAWOUST., Gas and Broad Made From It, American and Canadian sawmills have discovered that the sawdust which they have been perplexed how to rid themselves of as a worthless encumbrance is worth at least £8 per too. In Baltimore a chemist has perfected a process of extracting gas from sawdust, adequate enough to isupply a city like Ottawa with light and heat at 5d. per 1000ft. This Is thought to portend that around the ,great sawmills, which have beenc empe tying their dust into the Ottawa River, a variety of new industries subsisting on it are likely to grow up, In Austria, where everything in the shape of fuel is being carefully search. ed for, sawdust is impregnated with a mixture of tarry substances and heated to the proper temperatureo; it Is then passed over a plate of iron heated by steam, from which a screw conveyor takes it to a press, where it Is compressed into briquettes of the required size. The press turns out about nineteen every minute, weigh. lag two-fift...
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
LOCALISMS On the hirst page of thie "Leader" will be found a chatty article from Preston's "watch tower"--wherever that may be. On the fourth page the report of the Northcote City Council nmeeting takes command of over two columns of closely-prinited space. You are now scanning the insidle piages, dear reader. The 'Preston bIranch of the Northern Tramnway Extension Leaigue elsewhere calls a meeting for Tuesday, 12th May, to consider the pIroplosed extension ailong I'lenty roadl anld Hell street to the Iast Brunswick tramway route. T'Ihe citizens are reqluested to meet at the town hall on T''uesday eveniiing to discuss proclamiation celebrations, Senior Constable FIetlerstone lhas Ibeen aplointed to Northcote, from South Melbourne, and has nlow assumelnc duty. Another senior constable is to be sent shliortly. Mr. Membrey, M.I.A., has succeeded in inducing thie lion. D. Mackinnon to make an inspection of the courthouse requirements at l'restoll, and the visit will take place on Wednes...
Cat Calls. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
Cat Calls, They were engaged to be married, and called each other by their first names, Tom and Fanny, and he was telling her how he had always liked the name of Fanny, andt how It sound. ed like music in is ear. "I liko the name so much,"'' he add ed, as a sort of clincher to the argu. Inent, 'that wheln illmy siater Clara ask. ed mne to niie heir ptt terrlor, I at once called her lanny--?ifter you, d(?Rl'eart." "But I dol't colluiltlder Ihat tany coni* pllment," unid the fair girl, edging away from him. "How would you like to have a dog named after you?" "Why, that's nothing," sald Tom, slrily, ':Half the cate In the country are named after meo,"
THE LOWLAND ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
THE LOWLAND ROAD, I love the lowland road, A silver ribbon turning Past many apoor abode Where cotters' fires are burning; The bracken tinged with brown Its metalled edges lining, The old walls crumbling down Its twisted course defining. The lowland road I love Is set in pleasant places, And leads me when I rove Across the wind-swept spaces; I know its cheerful code, The love-lore that it teaches Of kisses oft bestowed Beneath its nodding beeches. I love the lowland road, Each living thing that passes, Thelt farnr with his load, The laughing laIds and lasses, The lark tlhat soars above, The life it brings before me The lowland road I love lHas cast its glamour o'er mie, I know no olther road1 When sunner winds are stirring With such rich gifts bestowed, Such ure 'l delights conferring; Nor liind it hard to lrove \YVheni autumn leaves are falling The lowland road 1 love Is calling -ever calling. Scotland. WII V, W locg
Polite Melbourne. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
Polite Melbourne. It was at a public-house in Mel bourne, where an old lady asked for a guartern of sgin In a bottle, "We have three kinds, ma'am," said one of the grinning barmen. "We have oyxgen, hydrogen, and dry gin, Whichl will you take?" "Dry gin," replied the old lady ee. verely, When she was served she said: "I was not aware your mnaster kept three asses 'before, but I notice that he doees, "Where?" asked the eurprised bar. nman. "Why, there," she said, pointling to the other two barmen, "There is Mr. Compass, Mr, Thomas, and-let me sea, they call you 'Jack,' don't they?" "Yes," replied the barman. "Then," she said, as she politely bowed herself out, "good.night, Jack. assI"
SACRED CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
SACRED CONCERT. 'T'heel't wats I. grood IattendlncUe alt thlt, 5Vtcl'ed colceitt held inI tih new Cong't gational Church, Northeote,, on April. 3, and an enijoyaile ogsl'nnlllllle, unledtr the guiding han0d of thie pastor, Rev, A. 1, Ilunton, in \which tlhe following took Ipart: Misses 1). liayes, M. Parry, 1), Miller, A. Kinsman, Messrs (. l)unean, I1. Shandls, W. ilro' n, i, . ,S teve?l?s, d It,. loore. Miss WYilkinson so pleased the 'omi?iaiiy with her elocution that she was recalled, as was also M r. Stevens, who slang "A perfect day " with excel lent ellect. 'IThe church choir harntmon ised well in two nothems, "t, for a closer walk with God," and " Hark, halrk, mny soul." Mr. (hto, I)oward rll'e nidedt at the ol'gRn, and his or(Jgan solo, "t'avatinal," stood out as one of the most pleasing items, An offertory was taken dur. , thie interval in ail of the church lurid.
FROM PRESTON'S WATCH TOWER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
FROM PRESTON'S WATCH. TOWER, CoNTIurIUTI) iiy CIVHs. Dear Mr. Editor,-! have been taking a turn as Watchnman in Preston's watch. tower, and imany incidents small and great haive come under my notice, To anyone keen of observation, a watch mai's lduties become rather fascinating, and it would he of infinite b-enefit to our shire if the citizens generally would ldevote a little of their time in the watch tower, as thereby they would, with a concentration of theilr attention on 'Prston's needs-both municipally and socially-- more readily appreeciate those forces, which make for progression, and see through the influences which are re actionary in their tendlencies, One of the many great matters of municipal imliortance which cannotpossible escape the atteition of a watchful citizen is the bad state of our roads. If a Preston Itip Van Winkle of the last century were to awaken to-day from a 50 years sleep, he might at first feel somewhat strange in the change of his surround ings produce...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
MR. & MRS,. CLEVELAND Professors and Teachers of Refined Ballroom Dancing, give STRICTLY PRIVATE LESSONS, any hour, daily, evenings, and hold SUPERIon ADULT BEGINNERS' CLASSES on Monday Even ings, 8 to 11. And on Tuesday Evenings Wednesday ,, I Instruction, 7.30 to Thursday ,, 8.80 Friday ,, Practice from 8.30 Saturday ,, / A id on Saturday Afternoons, 3 to 5.30. At their Academy, No. 264 DRUMMOND ST., CARLTON. Call, Write, or Phone 5608. Prospectus Post Free. 0 Announcements. UNDER ENTIEEIY NEw -- MANAGEMENT - The RegalCafe 98 SMITH STREET, C 0 LL fiN G:W,O 0 D. Dinner from 12 to 2. Ladies' Afternoon Tea a specialty Choice Fruits in Season. Only the Best Confectioneryl:keptcin 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 181 PLENTY ROAD, PRESTON, and has equipped it with an entirely New Stock, comprisi...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
In Memorlam DOWN (nee Warr).-In fond and loving memory of our dear daughter and sister, Vera, beloved wife of Leslie K. Down, who passed peacefully into the higher life on May 4th, 1911, at "Swastiki," Crawley St., Preston. Sadly missed. In thy pure and joyous girlhood Christ called, "Vera, come to Me." Wait just a little, dearest loved one, And we soon shall follOW thee. Wh, the mother's tears fall sadly? Why the father's drooping head? They have lost a loving daughter, Bright-eyed darling Vera's dead. Weep not, dear ones, but be content, For unto you I was but lent In love we lived; in peace I died, You asked my life, but were denied. -?Inserted by her sorrowing parents' sister and brother-in-law. DoWvN.-In fond and loving memory of our dear sister, Vera, who passed to a higher life at Crawley Street, North Preston, on 4th May, 1913, aged 23 years. There is sweet rest in Heaven. -Inserted by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Winnie and Phil Mayer
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
Church Notices. LLL SAINTS' CHURCH, NORTHCOTE. Morning at 11 and evening at 7, Rev. A. C. KELLAWAY, MA. IOLY TRINITY, THORNBURY (RailwayParade). Sunday Services: 11 am,, Holy Communion and Sermon 7 p.m., Evensong and Sermon. AlLL SAINTS' CHURCH, Ix. PRESTON. Fourth Sunday after Easter, , 8 a.m,, Holy Communion. 11 a,m., Matins and Address, 7 p.m., "Baptism and Salvation," Rev. B, C. A. EvA, TORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN SCIIURCH (JAMES ST.) Sabbath Services: Morning at 11 and evening at 7 Rev. B, W, ROCK, Special Fellowship Seuvice in the evening. .) RESTO N PRESBYTERIAN I CHURCH. Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m,, Rev. E. E. BALDwlN, M,A, (Candidate for Pulplit Vacancy). Visitors welcome. Seats Free. Seata All Free. Visitors Welcome. rHORNBURY PRESBYTERIAN I CHURCH, Rossmoyne Street. Sunday Services: Divine Services 11 a.m. and 7 p.m, Sabbath School, 3 p.m, All Welcome. N" ORTH MCOTE METHODIST CHURCHES, Sunday Services: HIGH STREET, 10 a.m., Brotherhood. 11 a.m., Mr. R, OLVER. 7 p.m., R...
Star of Northcote Tent, I.O.R. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
Star of Northeote Tent, I.O.R. The fortnightly mecting of the above was held in the Reclhablite hall on 'Tues day evening, the C.12. (ltro. C. Clarke) presiding over a good attendahce of iilebwrs. ()ne now mmllbr was isitni ated, two were received onl clearanice anl three propositions. A notilication from the district secretary stated that Hro. thle lion. Samluel Mauger had been appointed to attendl tihe half-yearly meeting of the tent, Regret was ex pressed at the death of tIhe wife of Itro. Jutson, and itwas decided to forward a letter of sympathy. The secretary suh mitted the report of the anniversary committee, which was to the effect that a concert and social bie held in the town hall to be followed by a Ileasant Sunday afternoon (at whichl a collection would be taken upi for the ladies' fe'nevoint Society) and to be concluded by a pic ture night, the proceeds to be tdevoted to the Jika Jika No License Ieague, The reconmmnendation wats adopted. An essay compeitition will be ihe...
No More Questions Asked. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
No More Questions Asked, The inhabitants of a certain county in England-we will not specify which -are especially distinguished by an inordinate desire to become familiar with details of the private concerns of everyone with whom they come in to contact. Recently a stranger journeyed into a village in this county known as Mlreville, entered the local inn, or* dered refreshment, and sat down. "Staying lhere, sir?" asked the land lord. A brief nod was the reply, "Business good, alr?" "I don't know what to make of it," said the stranger, And then the usual angling for in' formation began, till at last came the polnt'blank question: "What is your business, may I ask, sir?" The stranger rose, looked carefully around, and put hsle lips to the ears of the landlord. "'I'm an Anarchist!" hIe said. "Wh-a't!" said the startled land lord, "one of them that coons fra Irtu la1T" "Aye," said the stranger; "and three days ago I was brought before the Tear, who gave me the choice of Siberia or MIrev...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 9 May 1914
Bereavement' Notices ,;i R. E. IFELLOWES and Family LI. desire to express their deep appreciation of the many kindly expres sions of sympathy and respect received in letters, telegrams, and floral tributes in their recent sad bereavement; and also to acknowledge the unremitting attention of Dr, Bradford and Nurse Hunter. I~ liIIi liI I