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C GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
C GRADE. Last Saturday Northcote B met the Richmond Cubs at Richmond. The Cubs, an Americanised-Australian nine, ' offered feeble resistance to Thomson's pitching, only reaching first on two occasions. Scores — Northcote, 10; Cubs, 0. To-day Northcote play Y.M.C.A. at the park. Ter n—Thomson (2), Price, Walker, Richa-.daon, Hayes, Hamilton, McPhee, Smith, Heron. •The newly-formed Preston team met Melbourne last Saturday on the Albert ground, and put up a good performance Bv defeating the home team. Preston's battery, Blundell and Gillies, was again very strong. The batting was also of the highest order. Percy Howes hit a beautiful home run, but unfortunately the bag was empty. Gillies and West moreland scored 3 runs each, and J. Bartley a 3-bagger. Wertmoreland first base, Bartley second base, and Wilson in the outfield were most prominent. The catch at first base by Westmoreland, one handed, which brought olf a double play, was highly commented on. Percy Howes unfortunately got a n...
Preston A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
Preston A.N.A. The above branch held their usual meeting on Wednesday evening, the president, Mr. J. Bartley, in the chair, before a good attendance of members. A tetter was received from national fete committee, enclosing coupons for musi cal competitions, and requesting mem bers to Bupport same; also letter from Northcote Branch, requesting Preston to arrange a combined visit to the Metro politan Fire Brigade. The secretary has undertaken to arrange suitable date, and to support the visit. Mr. Barrow having resigned his position as trustee, it was unamiously decided to ask him to reconsider the matter, as members did not desire to lose his services. The president reported on the smoke night, and Mr. Jarvis was accorded a hearty vote of thanks for the manner in whicn he arranged the programme. Next meeting is nomination of officers, so a . large meeting is anticipated.
A NIGHT IN A JAPANESE INN. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
A NIGHT IN A JAPANESE INN. By Will W. Hock. It was the Drummer who conceived the brilliant idea. Krom his nimble brain emanated tho suggestion that dropped into tho midst of our noon-day lethargy with tho startliug Nuddonnm of a honib. Wo came to attention in various attitudes. Tho Drummer called for immediate decision, ns tho time was short. 15: on as ho spoke tho Engineer turned tho proposition down flat. "No," ho said, sinking back on tin* lounge. "Your theory's all right, paid. I agree that you can't touch the life of tho people from the balcony of a first-cbi»«.s note). 1 know* the bulk of the tourists miss the real thing. Give you all that in, but the hotel for mine/ I'm on vacation." The Inter preter followed his lead, "(luess I'm too old for experiments, boys," he said, drowsily, and stretching himself luxnri- 1 otislv, dropped off to sleep. So it be fel that tUp^Drummer and I started off alono. Past sprinting by the rickshaw coolies landed us at tho stution with three minut...
"JUDITH" ON TOUR. (Continued). [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
"JUDITH" ON TOUR. (Continued). Dear Mr. Editor,—The journey to Yann along "Plenty of Bumps" Koad was reverse of pleasant. Dust lay everywhere, and on everything, nnd we longed for the sight of even a street watering cart. The unevenness of the road caused nui nnd auntie great discom fort. hut Jim cheered them by remind ing them of the saving in liver pills that would follow. We drew rein on the horder of the Miasma Plateau, nnd inspected the most interesting statue that overlooks the scene. The statue is of unique design, and its origin is enshrouded in mystery. The caretakers of this remarkable ex ample of sculpture, a family of the name of lireem, can shed no lighton its secret Whether it is of the discoverer of this remarkable region, or one of Horry Lauder's forbears, still remained the theme of deep discussion. It wa$ while partaking of tea, graci ously supplied by Mrs. lireem, 11 lady renowned throughout the town for her kindness, forethought, and hospitality, particularly in ...
THE NORTHCOTE GIRL AND HER PRESTON COUSIN. A DUETTOGRAPH. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
THE NORTHCOTE GIRL AND HER PRESTON COUSIN. A DUETTOGRAPH. [By applying a lighted match to goods sold in Sydney shops as the finest silk, a visitor to Australia showed that they contained no silk whatever, though they were wonderful imitations. It was said that one article sold at 7/11 a yard could hove been sold at a profit at 16. Other goods, such as ties, were sold at from 200 to -100 per cent, above the retail value. In each instance the articles were made from wood fibre.] We've paid for silken blouses, just How much we dare not say, And now a.paltry wooden match Has flared their worth away ("And isn't it vexing, when we've just got our new under wear, all silk, and paid for— pouf!" My dainty camisole and vest, Your tailor'd dress, I fear. Our clockwork stockings, X-ray gowns, They're all wood-pulp, my dear! ("My word, and oughtn't the Government to step in and protect us from these robbers —these daylight robbers silk, indeed!") Your opera cloak and goodness-knows, Must they, t...
SACRED CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
SACRED CONCERT. There was a good attendance at the sacred concert held in the new Congre gational Church, Northcote, on April 80, and an enjoyable programme, under the guiding hand of the pastor, Rev. A. R. Bunton, in which the following took part: Misses D. Hayes, M. Parry, D. Miller, A. Kinsman, Messrs G. Duncan, H. Shands, W. Brown, J. Stevens, and R, Moore. Miss Wilkinson so pleased the company with her elocution that she was recalled, as . was also Mr. Stevens, who sang "A perfect day " with excel lent effect. The church choir harmon ised well in two anthems, "O, for a closer walk with God," and "Hark, hark, my soul." Mr. Geo. Doward pre sided at the organ, and his organ solo, "Cavatina," stood out as one of the most pleasing items. An offertory was taken durirn; the interval in aid of the church fund.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
The Northcote Horticultural Society will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday enening, 11th May. Mr. G. Cooper will deliver a lecture on Japan ese Iris; treatmentand planting of same. Members kindly send ulong money and tickets re autumn show on or before 11th May. [Advtj. For Children's Hacking Cough at Night, Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1 G. the . . . Business Man Appreciates Our prompt tailoring ser vice aa much as the dis tinctive individuality of every suit we turn out, and our extremely low charges. Our Suits arc modelled on the latest London style. Our windows show the latest Summer Suit ings. For Well-Tailored Clothe* come to us. TREVENA & SON, 1 THE RELIABLE ' GENTS' TAILORS 266 Smith Straat, Collingwood Phone, Central 6410.
A NORTHCOTE GRANDFATHER (50 years hence.) [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
A NORTHCOTE GRANDFATHER (GO years hence.) Great-grandchild: "And ao you were really in Northcote when the City was proclaimed'!" Grandfather: " Indeed an' I wuz. I can reklect the mayor Daniels a-puttin' the flag up, and M 'Dennis was a-nelpin' of 'im. I was in business theer 20 year or more." Tommy (spreading out a time-stained copy of the "Proclamation Edition"): "Well, grandad, how is it 1 can't find your business notice in this memorial cony of the " Leader ?" Grandfather (overwhelmed with con fusion) : "Er-er-or— It muBt ha' been at Geelong I wuz, me boy!"
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. "The Three Musketeers" has proved a financial boom at the Northeote theatre during the past week. Crowded attendances have nightly acclaimed and followed with eager interest the won derful cinematographic portrayal of Alexandre Dumas' famous novel. To dwell upon the plot would be a useless reiteration, as tlie story is so familar to everyone. Suflice it to say that both from the point of view of photography and of acting, nothing bettor has been presented. Interest never (lags for one instant. What more need be said of this beautiful production, which will be screened at the matinee this afternoon at 2.ir> p.m., and for the Inst time at 7.&lt;15 to-night. Two special features are announced for next week. The chief attraction for Monday, May 11 (three nights only) is a Pnthecolor drama "In the Grip of a Villian," a picture which is beautifully acted and staged. It contains a strong dramatic story that will appenl,to every one, and some of the scenery, in...
Preston Presbyterian Sunday School. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
Preston Prosbytorian Sunday School. The anniversary services were held last Sunday, the attendance being good, especially in the evening. The Rev. C. Jones conducted the service in, the morning, and Rev. J. G. Stirling in the afternoon and evening. The musi cal portion of the services were monopo lised by the children, whose bright, hearty singing was much enjoyed by the congregation. On Wednesday evening, after the children had done justice to the good things provided at the tea tables, the prizes were distributed, and the scholars entertained their parents and friends, the shire hall being taxed to its utmost capacity. After the singing ofthe Dox ology Miss McNee opened the program with a nicely-rendered piano solo, being followed by a musical scene descriptive of camp life by the boys, which was very well done. Action, songs entitled "The Japanese fan," "The sleepy brigade," and "Hush-a-by Dolly" were well received, especially the last-mentioned item, which was given by tiny todd...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
Wood's Greut Peppermint Cure, For Coughs and Colds, never fails, 1/6. "The very first Suit he tailored for me ^ settled the ques. tion. Materia',' cut, fit, and finish pleased me so well I simply couldn't pass him for my next. Let him tailor you a Suit and see if you don t agree with me. His new IDli Suit ings are exceptionally fine. Patterns post free if you cannot call. Cr Smith St. ami Johnston St. COLUNGWOOD.
THE LOWLAND ROAD. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
THE LOWLAND ROAD. I love the lowland road, A silver ribbon turning Past many a poor 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, The farmer with his load, The laughing lads and lasses, The lark tnat soars above, The life it brings before me— The lowland road I love Has cast its glamour o'er me. I know no other road When summer winds are stirring With such rich gifts bestowed, Such pure delights conferring; Nor find it hard to prove When autumn leaves are falling . The lowland road I love Is calling—ever calling. Scotland. Will W. Rock.
FOOTBALL. NORTHCOTE V. BRUNSWICK. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
FOOTBALL. * NOUTHCOTE V. BRUNSWICK. Northcote met Iimnswick at Croxton on Saturday last in the presence of a numerous gathering of spectators. S. Hnll, A. Heck, and Veitoh were included in tile Northcote sixteen, replacing II. Thomas (011 injured list), Braid, and Hamilton. With the exception of the opening quarter, (luring which the play was fast and open, the game was very one-sided, Brunswick being altogether too good as a combination, while North cote were relying Urn much 011 individual cfTort. The main weakness, however, was 011 the forward line. This was manifested time after time during the afternoon, many good rallies bringing the ball within range without any addi tion being made to the score. The final result was—Brunswick, lii. 17; North cote 1.8. Moore (following and half back) played his best game for North cote this season, his marking being a feature of the match. Harry Smith* (roving and placed) was again in fine form, and though roughly handled at times was promine...
PLAYING GROUND FOR NORTHCOTE-PRESTON F.C. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
PLAYING GROUND FOR NOKTII COTE-PRESTON E.G. To tho Editor. Sir, — Your correspondents, "Fair Minded" and "Well-Wisher," have said a lot for and against the football club playing on theNorthcote cricket ground. They both claim to be members of the club, but when a person hides behind a nom de plume it makes one "kind of suspicious." I think the whole controversy could he settled if they noted the name of the club on their member's ticket (if they have one), viz., "The Amalgamated Northcote and Preston Football Club," and if they look up the history of the club I think they will find that it was only on the condition that these two clubs amalgamated that they were al lowed to be one of the Association clubs. I may be wrong, but 1 have a faint recollection that such was the case. Nevertheless, the fact that it is a combined team surely gives Preston the ripht to have the team i>lay on a ground within a reasonable distance of our boundary, and not in an out-of-the-way place that woul...
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
LADIES' LETTER. I never remember blouses that are calculated to go to the heart of every woman who appreciates an elegance achlovcd by slmplo methods and with out any apparent cffect tlmn at the present momont. They arc now such a very Important Item of every kind of costume that the chotco Is as varied as the numerous distinctly different claBBOS of doslgns, all worthy of se parate consideration. From- tlie simple shirt to the com plexity of the afternoon or deml-toll letto blouBO of tullo Is a far cry. Com mencing at the bottom of the ladder, so to Bay, with tho simple slilrto, tlieso In tliemselvoa provide food for deep reflection. It 1b the American women who look tliolr best In the severest of tailor made shirts. I do not mean the wo man whoso figure 1b at Its best nor tho pretty croature who can carry oft all kinds of fashionable follies and modish madnesses, but the natural, homely American, who knows how to put on her colthes. Tho plain untrlmmed blouse Is' most essential fo...
Then He Saw Red. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
Then He Saw Red. Editor—Why do you persist in com ing hero? I tell you I want facts, not fiction. Authoress—Oh, I don't wish to sell any of my stories. 1 am writing a Bhort Berlal, entitled "The Ugliest Man On Earth," and I came in mere ly to obtain local oolor. The fare at a certain boarding Iioubo was very poor. A boarder who liad been there for some time, be cause he could not - got away, was standing in tho hall when the landlord rang the dinnor-bell. Wheroupon nn old dog that was lying outside on a rug commenood to howl mournfully. The boarder watched him a llttlo while, and then said— "What on earth are you howling for? You don't have to oat It!" A girl Is put Into the world, like sugar into tea, to sweoten it. Give the devil his duo, but be care ful there's not much due to liiux. Nothing hurts a woman so much as wlion a man .won't give hor an op portunity to say "No." Popularity depends on how wqll you treat your friends, and how often.
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 9 May 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES Many folk Boom to bollovo that ran trimonlnl ads. In the daily papers aro either fakes or jokes. Some of them are not. A young gentleman, rising 50, and well worn at that, spent quito a number of half-crowns with Auck land papers without any beauteous young damsel laying hor rank and fortune at his feet. So he got on to a "matrimonial agont." It seems al most incredible, but this agent ac tually found a sweot young thing of •lU'/i, and arranged a wodding between them without either having seen the other. Three days prior to the wed ding the giddy young flapper of 191& awaited her selected bridegroom In a boarding house. The bridegroom dressed himself with care and wont along. The "agent" Introduced them thus: Mr. , tills is Miss ——, your fiancee! The far from beautiful young man took one glance at a simpering mummified face that might have been dug up in ancient Egypt, and, without a word, grabbed his hat and departed. Ills ad. is still appearing at inte...