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RANDOM READINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
RANDOM f;iLADt~k., Traveller: Bat, waiter, I only or. dered two eg'-. You hate brought me three, Walter: I knS'w, sir, but i thought possibly one might fall, The F ~aywrlght: Honestly, now, what do you think of my new play?' The Critic: Don't ask me, You're so much bigger and stronger than I nml Mrs, Hutton: We are brganlslng a plano club, MIr. Flatleigh. Will you joli us? Flatleigh: With pleasure, MrIs. Hut ton. What pianist do you propose to club first? "Yes," said the young father, "we're pretty busy at our house now, We're moving," "Moving! Where?" "Moving everything out of baby's reach, Hle's learning to crawl," When you'are young things are hap pening every day; when you are a little older anything may happen; and when you are older still happenlngs don't matter, The worshippers in a certain chape': ihad some, trouble to keep their face straight a short time ago., Durin, the service some commotion wa, caused by a gentleman who acciden tally ignited a box of wax matches in his ...
BOWLERS' BILLIARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
BOWLERS' BILLIARDS. The second round of matches in sec tion 2 of the Victorian Bowlers' Billiard Association, as far as the local teams, Northcote and Thornbury, are con corned, will be played at Northcote and Thornbury tables, two players from each club, at each pavilion, but as the draw was an "at home" game for Northcote that club has the preference of the game; this falls to Thornbury on the re turn. Northcote's team includes one "dark horse," who has been privately extended and has shown some good points. The date of the game is Wed nesday next, at 8 p.m. This competition is promising to be a very interesting one, twenty metropoli tan clubs having entered from Box Hill to Williamstown, and Thornbury to Brighton. They have been drawn in four sections of 5 each. The winning team in each section plays off for final possession of a very handsome shield. Section 2 comprises Thornbury, North cote, North Fitzroy, Collingwood and Port Melbourne. Northcote club's table is available ever...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
Wood's Great Peppermint Cure, (iFor Coughs and G~olds, never faile, 1/G. I )OUIrlRY of all kinds bought soltl or S exchanged. Highest prices given. Letters and post cards promptly at. tenadod to, W, Key, Epping. Notices IISS JOHNSON, i HAIRDRESSER, MANICURIST, &c. Hair and Scalp Treatment a Speciality. HIir Combings Made Up. "Highfiold," Merri St:, Nortllcoto. Telephone, Northcoto 85. Also at MFrs. Walker's Fancy Goods Emporium, High Street. /lSS E; COOPER, Hair Specialist, . BL "Brixton," 274 McKean St., Nth. Fitzroy, opposite Old Colonists' Homes. Weak and Falling Hair a Speciality. (Electric Treatment), Head and Face Massage, Manicuring, Hairdressing, Cutting, and Shampooing. Combings made up. Tonics, Scalp and Skin Foods highly, recommended, Ladies attended at thelir own homes, Premature Baldness Cured. Phone, Northcote 261N. C HARLES FOWLER, Carpenter and raBuildere Houses put in thorough repair and re-decorated, "Hill Crest," 659 High Street (Regent Station), Nth. Pres...
PRESTON POLICE COURT. Tuesday, 12th May, 1914. (Before Dr. Cole, P.M., and Messrs. Barrow and Ellison, J.'sP.) [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
PRESTON POLIOE COURT. T'uiesday, 12thl May, 19.1, Befo,' Dr. Col0 , P.M,, and Mos's,. - Harrow an.d Ellison, J.')P.) Jnfi'y (ireen, chlarged with entcering a railwvay carriageo while it was in mo tion, was lined 21s, with 17s Od costs. "Several cases of wandering cattl, woro dealt with by small unes beoing'i Ilicted in each case, ,,aons Lucas Mur'ay, inspector un dr' tihe Weights anld Measuroes Ait, charged the owner of butchery at 2930 High streeot, Preaton, with ihaving a falso spring balance., The scales ware manife.tly wrong, as shown by tihe dial, bing one ounce short weoighlt 'l'o dlfoenoce was that the scOlos had bhe tostod by the managor and found t? bh right a fow days previously, ult, like all other sp,'ing balances, wereo likoly to be affeeted to a slighpt oextent by weather conditions. A fine of 20s, with £9 2s costs, was imposeld, Alloged Cruelty to a Horseo, A case of alloeged cruelty to a horseo, brough~t under the auspices of the (o ioety for theim Plrevention was di...
PRESTON ELECTRIC LIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
PRESTON ELECTRIC LIOHT, A test of the street lighting of Pres ton by electricity was made on Thursday evening, with an extremely satisfactory result, The old lamps ' paled their ineffectual fires" in the presence of the new-comer, and thet cluster gave a brilliance that made "the natives" rub their eyes and take on new notions of the importance of Preston and the pro gressive spirit of the council and public men. The "fathers " met in the shire hall afterwards for a congratulatoty talk, the health of the acting president and the electrical engineer being hon ored, The latter, in responding, said that the town had a first-rate up-to-date installation,
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. The wonders of the biograph never :ease. "In the Grip of a Villain," the itar picture' for the earlier part of the week, is a gem of motion. Apart from the drama itself the scenic partof the im was a glorious treat. "The Story of a Siren," which will be shown for the last time to-night, is one of the most powerful dramatic subjects; the acting is superb, whilst a realistic tango dance by Mdlle Mistinguett adds to the enjoyment. "London by Day and Night" will be shown for three nights, commencing Monday, May 18., The subject ranges from Windsor Castle to Petticoat lane. During a recent trip to Europe, the Amalgamated Pictures' representative conceived the idea of compiling for the delectation of the people of the over-sea dominions a work so comprehensive in the living depiction of this appealing subject as to far excel anything of the kind hitherto accom plished in films, How far he has suc ceeded will be abundantly manifested when the complete work will be pre se...
FIRES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
*FIRES, On the 11th inst, a stable at the rear of J. Norris's fruit shop, High street, was slightly damaged by fire. On the 12th inst, a fire occurred at Sandland Bros., Cooper street, Preston, a five roomed dwelling uninsured. The outbreak was caused by a lighted spirit lam, coming into contact with tarred hessian, a quantity of which was des. troyed. A fire occured in Mansfield street, Northcote, at 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the butcher's shop of Mlr. Frank Allway being destroyed, The owner, who resides in Dalley street, states that everything was safe when the premises were shut up at the end of the day's work, and the cause of the outbreak is therefore unaccountable. The Northcote and Preston tire brigades attended, but the alarm was not given in time for them to do anything to* wards saving the premises, which were insured in the South British Insurance Co., for £130. Mr. Allway estimates his loss at £150,
EPPING SHIRE NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
EPPING SHIRE NEWS. A packed house greeted the appeiar ance of the Epping Amateur Dramatic Club at the Unity House, South Morang, : on Saturday evening last, when they played "The Girl from Triangle Ranch m aid of the funds of the Janefield Presbyterian Church. It was the larg est audience that has assembled in the hall for years, and a fine profit should be the result. The performance was the same as given at Epping, and the mem bers got quite as sympathetic a hearing. All acted well, and the vocal numbers which interspersed the piece were well received. Between the acts items were given by the following:-Misses Smith, Perrin, Andrews, Murie Dea, Mrs. Zwar, Messrs Sharp, Smith, Tomkins, and Brophy. Misses Brophy and Cur tin played the accompaniments. ! The Epping football clubyplay their first match against Kangaroo Ground on Saturday next. The teams will prob. ably meet at Doreen (half way), bnt aprangements are not yet made.
FINAL ADVENTURES AT YANN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
FINAL ADVENTURES AT YANN It was a guy-lighlt-hlaoted pIurty [jlnt weided iti way UP the wooded slopel of .lt. -Horse Full. 'Thl' exertiions o' useitiling wero trivial comparedl witl the toerrible experiences retoulltedl it my lust letter, ald the view f'roii the sintumit more than repaid us for thu sulferings wo had undergonie, The cu you lay at our feet, and resembled gront siorpets basking in the slun, with their hoeads towuards ua, and their sin lous lengthls trailing fal' towards the west. The meriting iists still hung in do tlached clouds over the Oakover Val lcy, SLooking backward, we saw the lheavy minsts covering the \Minasiia Swamip as with a giant tableclothli, alnd like i great inkstain it its contre, the Ilani ig curtaiUti of mosquitoes still showt'il ilatinllY. We thloroughlly enjoyed tlhe tie s pent on this clvatecd sipott. All throulgh tile trip rwe noticed that our guide tooik io part in discussing the political or domestic , economy of his countmy, but hlere he igre...
WOODSTOCK NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
WOODSTOCK NEWS. The local coursing club's second meet is set down for Tuesday next, and the committee is anticipating another suc cessful outing. There will no doubt be a large crowd at the club's ideal grounds at Donny brook to-day to witness the "young sters" in action. Donations towards the club's funds are still coming in, Cr. A. Wuchatsch, one.of the club's patrons, forwarded a cheque during the week.
SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT, To the Editor. Sir,-In your last issue a charity en tertainment is announcedl for a Sunday evening. Why, let me ask, this en croachment on the Sabbath, and conse quent offence to the religious sense of a large section of the community ? Surely week-nights can be chosen for our charitable efforts. If Northcote de= sires to help the Bendigo disaster fund let there be an entertainment held on a week-night, and the whole of the public will willingly respond. -Yours, &c., WIDOW's FRIEND.
Pender's Grove Settlers' Association. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
P?ender's Grove Settlers' Asso. olation. The report and balance-sheet as sub mitted to the meeting of the above, showed that, taking everything into consideration, the affairs of the associa tion were in a very satisfactory con dition, receipts totalling over £320, leaving the overdraft at about £230, which the association expects to con siderably reduce during the next six months. The ballot for officers resulted in the following being elected:-Pre sident, Mr. G. A. Schultz; vice-presi dents, W, Burchall and Chirnside; secretary and treasurer, Mr. J. Palmer; assistant secretary, Mr. A. Newell, Mr. Saxe, the retiring secretary, did not seek re-election, The co-operative store movement was referred to the executive committee for report as to ways and means. A sum of £, 12s 9d was collected from the members present to assist Mrs. Wright, whose husband was in the hospital, The newly-elected officers were installed and returned thanks. A proposal to establish a benevolent fund for sick ...
FOOTBALL. NORTHCOTE V. NORTH MELB. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
FOOTBALL, NORTHCOTE V, NORTH MELB. This match was played at North Mel bournwe last Saturday, anderesu't.d in an overwhelming victory for the home team who took.charge of the game from the outset, and by their pace and system quite outplayed the Northcoteites, Chan ges in the latter's team from the pre vious Saturday were the inclusion of McClelland, Robinson, Ingham, and Carroll, who replaced Hall, Ridd, Mills,' and Blackman. The game needs little description, as North started to pile up the points immediately on the com mencement of play, while Northcote did not score till well on in the .second quarter, and it was not until the final quarter that they opened their goal ac count. To Northcote's credit it must be conceded that they battled on gamely in the face of overwhelming odds, and their play improved as the day wore on. Some good systematic play was shown by them at times, but they were mainly of the "flash in the pan" variety. They, however, lacked the dash of their op ponent...
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, May 11th, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, May 11th, 191.1. Preosent: Crs, Crispo (ill the chair), Warr, Paterson, Stanlake, Allchin, I-Low, Rolbertson, Jiricknell. 'I'The minutes of the previous meeoting and outgiing correspondence were road and approved. Correspondence. From Gorocko and lain,; South Mlol hoIurno, with quotations for putting a now tank body to water eart.--Reo ferred to public works conmmittoee. Fromn Jolhn Mlurray, Simon Rae, and Roland Mason, relquiesting extension of electric lighting along Gilbert road to its intersection with Henty street, Referred to electric light consmnittoee. From J. G, Membrey, ML.,A., stat ing that the I-Hon. the Attorney-Gen eral woulld visit Preston on Wedlnesday afternoon for tlhe purpose of inspect ing present coullrtholluses.--A\s nlaly councillors as possibto to meet the party at 3 p.inm. From M. and M, Board of Works, returning tracing of sub-division of land,-Recived. From ,Johann Poppo ', Melbourne, stating that he proposed to hbuild a smln...
C GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
C GRADE, Owing to Y.M.C.A. failing to make an appearance, Northcote scored a walkover last Saturday. To-day at the park Northcote play Collingwood,. Team-Thomson (2), Walker, Richardson (2), McPhee, Ham ilton, Hayes, Smith, Price. Preston played Y.M.C.A. at North Preston last Saturday, and scored an easy win, The battery, Blundell and Gillies, was altogether too strong for the visitors, as for six innings they never scored. The batting was again very solid, Bartley 4 runs, Gillies and Newbound 3 each. Westmoreland 1st base and Wilson left field put in good work, the latter catching two splendid flies. One of the visiting team broke his little finger. Scores Preston-2, 3, 1, 2, 0, 5, 0, 3-16. Y.M.C.A.-0, 3, 0, 3, 0, 0, 0, 0-6. After the match they were entertained at afternoon tea on the lawn of "Wil pend," and the captain, Mr. T. Yule, In a neat speech, thanked the Preston lads for the good game and their thought fulness in provididg refreshmedts, Preston play Hawthorn in the Presto...
BASEBALL. A GRADE. NORTHCOTE V. COLLINGWOOD. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
BASEBALL, A GRADE, NORTHCOTE V. COLLINGWOOD. The above teams met at Victoria Park, when, after an interesting game, Collingwood were victorious by 10 runs to 5. Northcote batted first and scored through the agency of Robinson, and Collingwood responded with 2 runs. Northcote failed to score in their next three innings, while their opponents scored 5 in their third and one in their fourth, but were helped through a series of errors by the Northcote fieldsmen. In the next two innings Northcote scoreld 3 and 1 respectively against two runs. The scores at the end of the sixth innings was 10 to 5 in Collingwood's favor. A splendid exhibition of batting was given by Northcote in their seventh innings, and 5 runs were scored, Bolton, Bailey, Crawley, Brown and Billings (a home run) each crossed the plate. The scores were level when time was called, but as Collingwood had still an innings to play Northcote's last innings did not count. Billings was the star player for North cote, his battin...
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
CHURCH NEWS. The Rev, Karl Forster, M.A. (of Casterton) will conduct both services at the Preston Presbyterian church to morrow. The Rev. B. C, A, Eva's evening subject at All Saints', Preston, to-mor row will be "The Consolation of Religion." Rev. W, Fraser, B,A,, of Ascot Vale, will occupy the pulpit to-morrowv morn ing at the Northcote Presbyterian church. In the evening the Rev., R. W, Rock will take as his subject, "The Secret of no Condemnation. The congregation of the Preston Pres byterian Church will have an oppor tunity of hearing the Rev. Karl Foster, MA,, of Casterton, to-morrow, when he preaches at both services. He is one of the most prominent of the church's younger mimsters, has the reputation of being a powerful preacher, and pos sesses a striking personality, On Sunday last, at the close of the Methodist Sunday school, Thomastown, the Rev, E. O. Knee, on behalf of the parents, teachers and scholars presented to Mrs, Robert Bower a handsomely framed enlarged photogra...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
For Children's Hacking Cough atNight, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1,6, 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.-Tallored Clothes come to us. TREVENA & SON, TIlE RIEIABI, E GENTS' TAILORS 266 Smith Street, Collingwood Phone, Central 6410. Wanted to Soell £ A000 REWARD if you can't Pants at get good strong, healthy Plants at F. BRACE'S, 8 Dennis St., Northcote. Cabbage, Cauliflower, Let tuce, Onions, 1/- per 100, posted 1/8; Coelery, and all kinds of Annuals. Orders taken for all kinds of Plants, SRAZING, -Good Grass, shelter, etc. .. horgo5, Jeffrey, Premton, Church Entertainments T?7OMEN'S CHRISTIAN TEM V PERANCE UNION. NORTHICOTE BRANCH. The Anniversary of the above will be held in the Church of Christ, High Street, at 3 p.m,, on Tuesday, 19th inst...
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 16 May 1914
LADIES' L"ETTER. (By "Irene.") A Melbourne girl writing from Lyons speaks of her visits to the shops, which are very beautiful and in which wares are attractively dis played, but she says one cannot help contrasting the life of the French shopgirl with that of the Melbourne girl, the wages and the hours being so different, In Lyons the shops open at seven 'in the morning and remain open until eight in the evening. Only a few of the best shops close on Sature day afternoon, and most of them are open on Sunday. The highest wage a girl reelcives Is 15/ a week, which is vastly different to that obtainable here, My correspondent has also been shown through several large silk warehouses, and says that crepe de chine has been quite ousted by taf fotas, and that to be quite chic every thing must show a touch of tartan, An interesting piece of fashion news has come from Paris. Burglars car rled away from an emporium 500 cor sets in motor-cars, Articles are known to hlave been carried away fr...