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REASSURANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
REASSURANCE, "Before you ask," she calmly spoke "Dear, listen to this word; You're not the first man I have loved, Nor second-nay, nor third." "Am I the fourth or fifth," he asked In scorn; "or were there more?" She murmured, "Don't be vexed, sweetheart, "For, as I said before, "This love is not my first-but, harkl" Hle felt her gentle touch "I promise it will be my last; "Now-can you say as much?" "You are my darling girl," he cried, And bowed his manly head Upon her hand--"Mly love-my bride!" But-that was all he said!
PRESTON'S ELECTRIC LIGHT AND OTHER MATTERS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
PRESTON'S ELECTRIC LIGHT AND OTHER MATTERS, [CONTRIBUTED nY "LUX,"] I was present at the celebration of the switching on of .the electric light in the Shire of Preston and there is no doubt that the installation of electric lighting in our streets is a step for ward. The speeches of the councillors and others dealt with the negotiations that occurred in bringing the council's scheme to fruition, and a few lines touching on the origin of the agitation for electric lighting will not at the pres ent time be out of place. To those who were members of the Preston Progress Association in its palmy days of 1910-1911 the event gives particular pleasure, as it was in the annual report of the association in July, 1910, that it was mentioned that the matter of lighting Preston with elec tricity should receive serious considera tion. Cr. Howe,,who has ever been to the fore in any progressive scheme, took the subject up with enthusiasm, and, when being opposed for election as councillor in Augus...
STREET LAMPS AT PRESTON. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
STREET LAMPS AT PRESTON. '10 TillE Ei)IToi. Sii, --While I think ou1r Preston coutn cillors: are to be conninetnled onl their enterprise and lforesighitt in giving u1 thel electric light, I think some imnprove ilelts might bhe ll?'ctedI by givilng u? lights at street corlllers. At he coner of G(arnet and high streets, for in stance, bettor provision should be liade. Thisi is only one of maily cross0 streets left unlighted, and I think one of the a1iioll lal ips should be at eiach croi streel. Then, again, in ll ell street, lat the exit from the statiol, a light would Ie greatly apprleciated, --Yours, &e., ]:'1(0Olt1ýý,
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. MONDAY, 25TH MAY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. MONDAY, 25TIl MAY. Present:-Crs. Crispe (in the chair man,) and all members, with the excep tion of Cr. Braithwaite., CORRESPONDENCE. From M. Molloy, Preston, asking to be connected with the electric light. Referred to electric light committee. From M. and M. Board of Works giving notice of intention to commence excavating for pipe-laying in Murray road to Charles street.-Received. From W, H. Cohen, Preston, calling attention to the neglected condition of Flett street, and necessity of a street lamp,-Cr. Paterson explained that the matter of lighting had been delayed pending the electric light completion, and the subject would now be considered. He inoved reference to electric light I committee. -Agreed. From E. Bailey, Northcote,, asking an interview with council's committee regarding valuation of his land.-An interview be arranged, the valuer to be present. From Town of Coburg, forwardin account for £10 16s 9d, half cost of tar paving Bell street bridge.-Ref...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
Announcements. Farmers Farmers JUST WHAT'S WANTED HAY Cut for Farmers daily without notice-and no unnecessary waiting. This will save you both time and money. HAY Bought in any quantity. J. P. KELLAM, CHAFFCUTTING MILLS, PRODUCE MERCHANTS, &c., HIGH STREET, NORTH PRESTON E. W. INGHAM Is successor to Mrs. McKinder at the well-known Ham and Beef Shop 517 HIGH ST., THORNBURY. And will conduct the business on the same successful and popular lines. All Goods stocked will be the absolute Best. Scrupulous Care will he taken in reghrd to all Meats and Small Goods. HINT TO HOUSEWIVES: When the table is short of something tasty, something appetising, always remember TW O Mon Cycle Works Followe fizgerpost if you want complete cycle satisfactlon. We have machines, of all grades, makes and prices, that make cycling a long roll of pleasure. II you need a new machine, or your present one repaired, renovated and made perfect -come In and see us; it wlII he tlme well spent, and time well sp...
Too Realistic. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
Too Realistic, Willie finally persuaded his aunt to play train with him. The chairs were arranged in line, and he Issued or ders: "Now you be the engineer and I'll be the conductor. Loud me your watch and get up into your cab," Thoen he hurried down the platform, time piece in hand. "Pull out, there, you red-headed, pie-faced jay!" he shout. ed. "Why, Willie!" his aunt exclaimed in amazement. "That's right, chew the rag!" he re torted, "Pull out! We're five minutes late already." They have had to forbid his playing down by the train terminus.
Another Epigram. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
Another Epigram. Once at a dinner at which Dr. Emil Rleich was present the conversation turned on marriage, "That was a wise saying of the old (Gr ek philosopher," said someone, "'W\hether you marry her or not you will regret it,'" !'Yes," answered Dr. Reich. "It re minds me of a certain old maid who once said something almost as good as that. 'Auntie,' said her little niece to her, 'what would you do if you had your life to live over again?' "To which the lonely spinster quick. ly replied: "'Get married, my child, before I had sense enough to decide to be an old maid,' "
GIRLS, YOU'RE NOT POLITE. Another Outburst by the Cantankerous Crank. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
GIRLS, YOU'RE NOT POLITE. Another Outburst by the Cantankerous Crank. Girls, you are doubtless very charm. Ing in your low-necked blouses, short skirts, and delicious stockings, yet I would fain point out one or two faults which most of you display-and when it comes to display, my cry is: "Less stocking and more thoughtfulness," Girls, I don't consider your man ners are as good as those of your mothers, Mother may wear a petti coat, like they used to in the good old days, and grandma three flannel pettil coats, because grandma's petticoats, like misfortunes, never come singly, but both of them are polite. Of course, they may have had good be havior spanked into them, but, never theless, it is more than skin deep. It is my misfortune to travel a good deal in trains and 'buses. You, girls, flaunting your fatal beauty, haunt me in those dangerous vehicles, and with that inborn chivalry which lurks in every male bosom, I render you oc caslonal small services. I open a car. -lage door fo...
After Many Days. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
After Many Days. During a frost of last year a lady was unfortunate enough to find a burst pipe inside the scullery. Stan? Ing on some steps she tried to stop the flow of water by binding a towel around the pipe and holding it till as slstance was obtained. Fortunately a plumber was passing, and hlie quickly came to the rescue. "One moment, madam, I'll fetch my tools," he said. The poor man, however, slipped on the treacherous pavement and broke his leg, which stopped his work for many a week, A year later, more severe weather, and another burst pipe In the same scullery, and the same careful house. wife, to save a mess mounts the steps to stop the water as before. The same plumber is engaged to render assistance. lie looked at the woman, and recollection dawned on him in a stupifying manner. "Oh," he cried, "1 couldn't come back before! I broke my leg. Have you been holding all the time? I'm so sorry."
A Surgeon's Revenge. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
A Surgeon's Revenge, Few things vex a doctor more than to be sent for in great haste at an unreasonable hour, only to find upon arival that little or nothing is the matter with the patient. An eminent English surgeon was called to an "urgent case" of this sort, and he found the patient, who was of great wealth but small courage, had received a slight wound from a fall. The surgeon's face did not betray his irritation, but he gave his servant or. dera to go home with all possible haste, and return with a certain plas. ter. The patient, turning very pale, said anxiously: "I trust, sir, there is no great ani immediate danger?" "Indeed there is," answered the sur. geon, "Why, if that fellow does not run like a racehorse, there is no tell. Ing but that your wound may heal before he gets back with the plaster."
Throat Troubles. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 6 June 1914
Throat Troubles. When doctors talk about the "naso. pharyngeal system," they mean the entire mucous membrane that lines the nose and throat, all of which must be in a healthy condition if you wish to avoid the long list of,lalments that begins with the common "cold" and ends with tuberculosis, and includes tonsilitis, influenza, croup, diphtheria, and, last but not least, adenoids, In young children the passages of the nose and throat are very small and very sensitive, and they respond quickly to every change in the child's physical condition. When a disease germ attacks a sensitive mucous membrane, the membrane becomes inflamed and swollen. The immediate result is that the child cannot get breath enough to live on through the nasal passages, and begins to breathe through the mouth. If this happens only occasionally the inflammation soon subsides and the mouth-breath ing stops. But if one cold succor another, as is the case with many children in the winter months, the mu cous membra...
THE BEST SELLERS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
THE BEST SELLERS, Sir H. Rider Haggard is surely no laggard; he's turning out narratives six at a time; lhe's always so busy It makes a man dizzy, and stirs up the envy of E, Oppenhelm. He's still writing stories concerning the glories of African chiefs in the dim long ago, of braves and witchfilnders and seers .,no wore blinders yet spelled out a future of bloodshed and woeo. An iH. Rider story is reeking and gory, an epic of carnage and battle and crime, and Rider is writing romances of fighting so often he dazes poor E. Oppenhlen, E. Phillips, God bless him!--i's 111 to distress hilm--has long held the record for turning, out Junk; with toeo and with fingers he wrote hlmdlngers, and each of his elforts were surely most punk. lie long wore the laurel, and no one could quarrel with finm for a minute, disputing his bays; his reign now is ended, and he has descended, ore reaching hleis dotage, on dark, evil days. For I will be jaggered if H. Rider Haggard can't beat him a block In a ...
EARLY YUCATAN RACES CAPABLE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
EARLY YUCATAN RACES CAPABLE, Various authorities have ascribed to the ruins in Yucatan an age of from 1000 to 11,000 years. These fig ures are based on data derived from calendar stones preserved in many places both in Yucatan and in neigh boring regions such as Mexico and Guatcmala. The stones can be deci p-hered with considerable accuracy, and exact dates call be assigned to the construction of many buildings. The only trouble is that the dates belong to the various local eras of the dif ierent countries, and no one knows when a single one of the eras began, This ignorance affords an ample field for speculatiton. There are, however, sjrong reason; for believing (writes Ellsworth Huntitngton in "Harper's Magazine") that the ruins date back a long time before the coming of the Spaniards. Two of tne strongest of these reasons are that when the Span lards came to Yucatan, early in the sixteenth century, the Mayas, in the first place, were a slow, mild, unpro gressive people, utterly d...
HIGH ESTATE OF THE CHRYSANTHEMUM IN JAPAN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
HIGH ESTATE OF THE CHRYSANTHEMUM IN JAPAN, The chrysanthemum has been culti vated in uhlna for more than 2000 years, and there is evidence of its be ing cherished in Egypt 1000 years be fore its mention in China, Whether it came from Egypt to China or vice versa, it is impossible now to deter. mine, but the Chinese are prone to re gard it as a product of the Far East. Confucius, the celebrated sage of China, makes mention of the chry santhemum 500 B.C., under the name of liki. From China it came to Japan, writes Dr. J. Ingram Bryan, where it reached its highest form of develop. ment, and Is still reverenced as the imperial emblem; and one of the highest orders in the imperial gift is the order of the chry santhemum. On the imperial sword the flower is engraved, and it figures prominently on warships, and every thing belonging to the Crown. The feast of the chrysanthemum is cele brated in Japan in November each year, when the blossoms are at their best; and the Emperor gives a magnl ...
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. TUESDAY, 9th JUNE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. TuI:SDAY, 9th JUNE. Present:-Crs. Crispe (acting presi dent), Warr, Stanlake, Allchin, Brick nell, Robertson, Howe. The minutes of last meeting and out going correspondence were read and approved, CORRESPONDENCE. From Metropolitan Board of Works, enclosing plan showing proposed boring sites in connection with sewerage works for the shire.-Received. From J. G, Menibrey, M,L.A., stating that enquiry was to be made into the removal of police station at South Preston. -Received, From Moss and Co., Melbourne, for warding sample name-plate, with price. -l Referred to public works committee. From Weights and Measures Union, with resolutions respecting retail goods stld by weight.--leceived. Fromu Metropolitan Board of Works, respecting rules to be observed in draw ing up sub-divisional plans in sewerage areas. -Referred to committee of the whole. From Albert Dwyer, Bartlett street, applying for extension of electric light. --Referred to electric lighting commit tee. ...
False Economy. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
False Economy, Jle felt it would bo extrav'agancu to call in a man for a little job like rep acing a broken window-pano, so 10 took tlit ineasurenments very ac curately and went to the local shop to buy the glass. "Quite a slmple Job," said the shop man; "In fact, a child could do the LhIlg i n a few minutes," An hour later he presented hlim~sl once more at the shop, the proprietor of which groetefl him chlerfully with the query. "Same Bire, 1 ~upploe, sir."
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
RHEUMATISM IN ARMS AND LEGS. ZA-IHuIK SPLENDID FoR S\VI,1,uIN(S AND D)EI'P-SEATED PAINS. The remarkable pain-killing and soothing qualities of Zam-Buk have been proved again and again. It soaks into skin, flksh and muscle, and simply drives pain out. "As a remedy for rheumatism in the Mr. Alex. Robertson, of 1.43 Maitland street, Dunedin, N.Z., "I have found Zam-Buk splendid. The last attack 1 had was a particularly severe one, and it caused me to cry out with pain when ever anyone happened to touch me. I was forever trying different liniments and lotions from the chemist, but they were like so much water. One embro cation, that a friend induced me to try, cost 5s a bottle, but was no better than the rest. "At length I was persuaded to get a pot of Zam-Buk, I first bathed my shoulders and joints and then by rub bing Zam-Buk well in got it right down into the pores.~?j experienced great soothing ease even after the first ap plication of the balm. I persevered with the treatment and e...
PATTERN FOR LADY'S RUSSIAN COAT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
PATTERN FOR LADY'S RUSSIAN COAT, Made up In dark velvet trimmed with fur, this coat will look very sty* lish anod most up-to-date. It repre soets "Evorylady's Journal" pattern 1 . 197 cut in three sizes-small me dium amnd large. This pattern may be bought for. ninopenco from local pattern agent, or will be sent post free to any address if nlnepenco in stamps is sent to Dept. "A." "Every lady's Journal," 370 Swanston-street, i. olbourne. State number of pattern and size required. If a penny stamp Is sent to above address a 48-page ?atalogue Vill be sent to any reader who writes "Send free catalogue."
PIONEERS OF EMPIRE. Adventures Among Cannibals. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
PIONEERS OF EMPIRE. Adventures Among Cannibals, "Of the many gallant men," the late Lord Shiaftesbury once said, "who have done heroes' work as Scouts of Enpire, I know none who bore a braver heart through more perils hlan James Chalmers, who was the pioneer and virtual founder of British New Guinea," If ever a man was born for adven. ture it was surely this son of an Aber. deen stone-mason, who was cradled one August day in 1841, in an obscure fishing vil:age on I och Fyne; and who scmn, io have iimbibed a passion for roimiing with dho first breaths of sea-air he drew, Dlefor hlie had nlltered his teens, Jamucs ('li'linrs had made a local helro of hiinmui'lf by saving two lives at great risk to Ills own, and was known as the most fearless lad in the district. It was an unkind fate that condemned himi for a few years to a stool in colicitor's office at Inver. ary; and l, was a glad day when em ancipation camneo after three years' training, lie was seon away to tile far South Seas as...
A NEW STORY OF great interst Entitled ABROTHER'S LOVE Is commenced in this Issue A BROTHER'S LOVEPublished by arrangement with Cassell & Co. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER I. The Storm Flend. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
A NEW STORY Of great interest Entitled ABROTHER'S LOVE By Graham Brown, Is Commenced in this Issue. A BROTHER'S LOVE By GRAHAM I3ROWN, Author of "The Soul of Lucille,' "The League of the Sacred Scarab," eto, Published by arrangement with Cassell & Co. All Rights Reserved, CHAPTER I. The Storm Fiend, The skipper of the "Guide Mie" sat at his wheel peering through the thick smur of blinding snow. The howling tempest hid all sight of land, and no fog-siren, however lusty, could be heard amid the crash and roar of the elements, Yet in truth, old Nell Gailbraith, skipper and owner of this stout "zulu" fishing boat, was many leagues from friendly harbor, tossing and heaving and scudding along in the welter of the raging North Sea, stirred to fury by the winds in their fierce sweep across fr'om Norway's crags and uplands. Huge waves, green and angry, de luged the little boat as she bored her nose Into every mounitati wall of water, and, to save himself, the old man at the wheel had...