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WASTED YEARS OR JULIA'S DISCOVERY. I. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
' WASTED YEARS OR JULIA'S DISCOVERY. I. '.'"Confusion worse confounded"' hud reigned nil day In the linndsomo estab lishment of Mr. Clnvorlng. Upholster ers hnd been busy removing furniture nnd arranging ornaments; gardeners were; bearing in exotic plants nnd lowering pyrnjnlds of flowers; con tec tloucrs, French cooks,- bakers,: vint ners lmd, in their turn, haunted the lirccincts; and now, nt eight in the evening, there - -was a gonernl lull, broken only by the exclamations of the troop of worthies who were lunibl: Dig over each other in tiioir zeal to givo the last finish to the arrange ments for a splJudld entertainment, "With an aching head aiid limbs "both weary and worn," the mistress ot the house was busied witli lior luiBty toilet, whilo her 'daughter, • the beautiful Grace Claveriug, for whose especial advantage ail this tr&ublo ami expense had been incurred, Having completed liera, had thrown herself, perfectly exhausted, into 'an armchair before her boudoir (Ire....
A Harmless Ghost. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
A Harmless Ghost. A stone-cutter, In the days when men wore knee-breeches iuid wigK, one evening wished to add a few letters to au epitaph on a gravestone recently set up. He obtained permission, and went, with his tools and lantern to complete the task. The churchyard was cool and gloomy, and very soon he lighted an extra candle to give more light. Suddenly, as lie stooped over the work, he heard a curious rustling hiss—"Hush!" lie lifted his head and looked round but saw nothing. He fell to work again; bul 110 sooner wus his head bowed over the stone than the faint, mysterious "hush!" was heard again. He could stand it no longer, but got up and fled for his life, and was not consoled until ho wbb in bed and fast asleep. The next morning he was sitting with his wife at breakfast, when she said suddenly, "Peter, what is tiie matter with your wig? It Is all burnt on one side." Ho gave a cry of joy, to hla wife's surprise. The mystery was explain ed—the strange "husli" was nothing mor...
Imagination. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
Imagination. The doctor was baffled and the chko seemed almost hopeless, and after many different prescriptions the pa tient still said that his health was not Improving. The complaint was not ot a serious character, and after much thought a happy Idea seized the doc tor. He would try his patient's pow ers ot imagination, and approachcd him in this manner. "Now, my friend, when I call upon you again will you say 'I imagine I am a little better to-day,' when I In quire after your health?" The patient replied In tlio alllrma tlvo. The doctor called in a day or two and asked the patient as to.his con dition. He replied, "I imagine I am a little better to-day, sir." "That's right," said the doctor. "Now the next time I call, will you say '1 Imagine I am a great deal better than / was the last time you called,' which, accordingly, the patient did.
Checkmated. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
Checkmated. As most people know, when travel ling by train in America, the passen ger at the- depot of - departure, hands over his luggage to the officials, and on payment of a fee receives a metal check, which he returns in exchange for liis trunks on arrival at his des tination. The system has its advan tages, but also its drawbacks prob ably, the fatal one of loss of the checks, for the baggage master will j only hand over the luggage 011 receipt of the vouchers. A leading light of English Comic Opera, Miss C.P., was going from New York to Philadelphia to join a com pany. Like a prudent young lady, she packed away her dollar bills in her swanbill corsets, but her baggage checks she had left in her pocket. Pre sently she fell asleep and did not ful ly awake till, in a "semi-dozy" state,* she fancied she felt a slight pull at lier dross. Opening her eyes she : found that a very gentlemanly'looking man was sitting next to her. She put her hand in her pocket. The checks were gone. At...
ONLY JOKING. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
ONLY JOKING. ' The foliosving incident occurred re cently on the down mail train between Lahore and Ambalia. There were live European passengers in a first-class reserved carriage. The guard of the train was an Eurasian of pronouncedly dark complexion, but a smart and In telligent man at his work for all that. One of the first class passengers, who was a bounder, thought lie would take a rise out of the guard, so, calling lilm ! to the carriage, said: "I say, guard, I've got a hat here, a real silk bow ler, complete in ense which I recently purchased from an outfitter's of Itom 'bay. It cost me 30 rupees, and the only fault about it is that it is a trifle too small for me. Judging by the size of your head, it will probably fit you. Would you mind accepting it?" The guard, gratified at the prospect of such a present, readily expressed acceptance. The passenger, holding the liat over the panel of the carriage, said, "Here you are, guard; here's the hat, case and all, but just as thn g...
"One for the General." [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
"One for the General." A few years ago, at a Colonial sta-. tioii, a very pompous general was mak ing his annual inspection of a famous Irish regiment; now, although lie bore a great reputation as a martinet, lie had seen no active service, and was one of those who judged a soldier's worth by his conduct sheet. There was serving in the regiment • one Patrick O'Dolierty, who had been through three arduous campaigns,, and' who was the proud possessor of five war medals, including one for "dis tinguished conduct on the field." Un fortunately for Patrick the piping times of peace had reigned for six years, and,, owing to his weakness for ' strong drink and the allurements of the pretty girls in the garrison town, . he was constantly in trouble, and only that morning lmd been deprived of his last good conduct badge, on the usual charge of "drunk and out of bounds." As. the general passed down tlio ranks he was attracted by the'magni ficent physique of the gallant but in corrigible Irishm...
HOW TO AVOID NEURALGIA. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
HOW TO AVOID NEURALGIA. Two of the commonest causes ot neuralgia sire neglected decaying Icetli find eye-strain, it may be tlui*. no one partcular tooth Is badly decayed, there may be no actual toothache that the sufferer can point to as the rea son for those shooting pains about the cheek -or jaw, which he endures almost nightly. Nevertheless, in' about 50 per cent, of the cases the teeth are at the root of the trouble. Clearly tho dentist in sucii cases is the right doctor, and as a rule a me dical man will send his patient to the dc-ntist. Many people whose nonral -gla is due to eye-strain are not con scious' ot anything the matter with their sight, It may bo only when they seek medical advice that the sugges tion of oye trouble is made to them; . they go to tho oculist, glasses ure pro scribed! and the neuralgia disappears. wc may be in a certain physical condition which renders us particular ly ready-for neuralgia, the scale being turned by comparatively' such small things nB a...
THE ARAB'S SIGN. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
. THE ARAB'S SIQN. During tho Egyptian War of 1882 (lie warship holding the high road to Jerusalem at ICantnra,"In the Suez Canal, was surrounded by an utmn sphere of hostility. The one and only hotel in the placo seemed to. bo the ve rtigo of all tho denizens of the desert. A careful, watch had ever to bo kept, ■' the men wcro under arms at night as well as day, wild shouts and rushing of feet, strange bugle calls and whist ling were heard at night; tho froBli provisions coming frpm l'ort Said ovory night were ruslicd by tho prowl- ; Ing Bedouins on the banks, the whole " or part of them taken. At times the desert seemed to bo alive with small parties or Arabs on the prowl, always , at ,n safe distance, but nevertheless near enough to get oil the men's nc-rvos. This state ot things continued for a month, when suddenly an event oc curred which chunged the whole as pect of tho situation. One night tho proprietor of the ho; tel camo on board wringing his hands with grlof. An important...
Quite Enough. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
Quite Enough. Mr. Irvln S. Cobb, the American writer.of short stories, returning from, ii trip in the Western Stutes, found that a close friend of his had fallen into 'the liaiidB of tlio law. He. hurried down to the friend's lawyers. ."Why, Jack is the dearest, kindest, most" honest man in the world!" ho said. "You must call .me as a wit-" ncss to his character." , "Not wlilib I'm his lawyer," was the reply. "I know just what would hap- • pen. The other man's lawyer would ask your occupation. And you would say, 'I'm a writer of fiction.' - And the lawyer would get up and stand over you and look into the dark recesses of your heart for a time. And by mid by, despairing of finding one swoot, aspiring thought in you, ho would turn to the jury. And ho would exchange an Intelligent, libellous smile wth the twelve. And then lie would sit down, without even troubling to look In your direction, lie would say, 'That is quite enough, Mr. Cobb. You may stand down.'" "Now, Charles, let us make...
NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON SCOTTISH SOCIETY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON SCOTTISH SOCItTY. 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 u great deal for the lecturer (Mr. Bardie) to be able to keep his audience deeply inter ested for a full hour and n half, his varied remarks on the different places shown, and his quaint stories, serving to keep liiin 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 G'esca' 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 not by...
It 'Reminds' Em. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
It'Reminds 'Em. A great man once said to a friend: ■ "I thlnlt I'll write my recollections." "Very good," said the friend, "but lot 1110 caution you not to recollect anything about celebrities that arc living." "Why, what's the danger, anyway V" "The danger," replied the other, "is that is soon as you begin to recollect things about living celebrities (hoy will begin to recollect tilings about you."
NORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
NORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL. The anniversary services of tile above were continued lust Sunday, when the Revs. J. Barnaby, Millar and Flynn preached to crowded congregations. On Tuesday night the scholars' annual tea was held, when about 300 boys and girls with hearty appetites attended and spent an excellent half-hour among the good things provided by the teachers and friends in the congregation. After the tea a short programme was given to another crowded house, during which the superintendent, Mr. Landy, thunked oil those who had assisted in making the an niversary the success.* it was, especially mentioning Mr. Harvey, conductor. Miss G. Shands, pianist and MissR. Thomson, who trained the children for the concert. The prizes won during the year were presented by Rev. R. W. Rock, over 100 books being given out for Bchool work, church attcndence, examinations, chil dren's sermons, and for attending anni versary practices. The medals given by the school for the four quarte...
Insufferable. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
Insufferable. "So you broke your engagement with liiin?" "Yes." ,, "Wliat for?" ."He's a conceited tiling. I simply couldn't stand him." "I never heard him brag. What imikcH you think him conceited?" "All tlio time we were engaged lie never once told nib that ho was un worthy of my loVe." .
A GOOD VIOLIN STORY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
A GOOD VIOLIN STORY. " .A young man," poorly clothed, pre sented. himself boforo a dealer Iw curiosities near tlio Palais Royal. "Sir," said lie, showing n violin tlmi he ,carried, "I am n musical artist; this Is the season of balls and parties, I have just had a long Illness which has exhausted my purse, my only blac'it coat Is In pawn; I shall be much oblig ed It you will lend lnc ten francs to redeem It, 1 will leave as security one of the violins you see,'for I have two; It Is an excellent Instrument. i shall return for it as soon ns, thanks to my coat, I shall have earned enough money for tho purpose." The young man had such an honest bearing that the dealer lent him ten francs, and kept the violin, which lie hung'up In tho shop. s The next day a gentlonian, well dressed, wearing at his button hole the riband of tho Legion of Honor, was choosing from the dealer's stock of goods some shell work. Seeing the violin, ho took it up, examining It nar rowly. "What Is the price of that...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
Amusements &lt;*• HORTHCOTE » THEATRE 0^ OPP. TOWN HALL EVERY EVENING AT 8, ' Matinees Saturdays and Holidays. MATINEE TO-DAY AT 2.30. TO-NIGHT. TO-NIGHT. Programme of Exceptional Brilliance. A "Knlem" Three-Reel Sensation, THE VAMPIRE. THE VAMPIRE. A Strong nnd Stirring Story of nn Adventuress and Her Sins. See the Famous VAMPIRE DANCE. Also The Great Scottish Comedian, HARRY LAUDER In His Screaming Laughing Hit, "GOLF." NEXT WEEK'S ATTRACTIONS. Monday, 4th May. Six Nights and Matinee. The Crowning Triumph in the Annals of Animated Art. Alexandre Dumas' Immortal Work, THE TII11EE MUSKETEERS. THE THREE MUSKETEERS. THE THREE MUSKETEERS. THE THREE MUSKETEERS. THE THREE MUSKETEERS. THE THREE MUSKEETERS. THE THREE MUSKEETERS. THE THREE MUSKETEERS. In a Wholr-Phoghamme Production Nothing upon the screen or on the stage has ever approached the excel lence of this magnificent visualisation of one of, if not the greatest, romance of intrigue and chivalry ever written. A Matchless Pr...
If You See— [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
If You See— Father wearing a purple necktie with pink dots unci yellow stripes (011 tho tie, not on lather), you may wager your hut that rather doesn't want to hurt mother's feelings. Your neighbor put all the windows up and volumes of smolco pour out, it is a sign he had the nerve to smoke one ot his holiday cigars in tho house.
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, 28TH APRIL. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Tuesday, 28tii Aran-. Present:--Crs. Crispe (in the chair), J'Htyraoi), Stanlake, Allcbin, Warr, | Ilowe, Brickhell. and Robertson. j The minutes of Inst mooting unci out • going correspondence- were rend mid approved. j COKUHSI'ONDKNCH. From H. It. Paddle and A. E. Smith, applying for water main along Agnes street, Preston, on the Park Hill Estate, between Murray road and Cramer street.—Received nnd referred to Met ropolitan Board of Worts for report. From Railway Commissioners' Oflice, stating that the matter of the pig sid ing near the Bell railway station is still under consideration. — Received. From Melbourne nnd Metropolitan Board of Works, forwarding copies of lionrd's vcwernire committee's report. From Ellison & llewison, solicitor.", forwarding plan'of subdivision for en dorsement by council.—Referred to the committee of the whole. From E. Bailey, complaining of ex cessive valuation of land at Plenty road . subdivision. A house he had offered...
NORTHCOTE CRICKET CLUB EASTER TRIP TO MYRTLEFORD. [BY ONE OF THEM]. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 2 May 1914
NORTHCOTE CRICKET CLU3v EASTUR TRIP TO MYRTLEFORD. [By One of Them]. 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 officials 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 Clough. Mr. W...