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THE GREAT EXPLOSION. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
THE GREAT EXPLOSION. TIE wombats and the wallabies had for many years lived on a grassy hill in peace, but a time came when they quar relled over the question as to which of them should rule at the hill-top. Bitter faction fights ensued between them, so much so that neither had peace, as the wombats worried the wallabies by night, and the wallabies the wombats by day, while rabbits from the flat country around came in and ate the succulent grass from the hill. Finally, in desper ation, the wallabies appealed' to the eagle, who listened to their plaints, and noted their warlike preparations. "There is a weapon called a bombshell," said the eagle, "by which the wombats mightbe blown sky-high." "Just what we want," shrieked the wallabies. The wombats, however, also called on the eagle, as an outsider, for advice. "There is a weapon called a bomb shell," said the eagle, " that would blow the wallabies into the middle of the earth." ."Just the very thing," grunted the wombats. The eagle ...
SIGNS OF SPRING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
SIGNS OF SPRING. There is hope in my bosom this morning, Right gladly I whistle and sing, For the storms of the past appear ended at last, There are signs of the coming of -Spring. I saw a green bud in the garden, I noticed a bird on the wing; The blue in the sky overhead caught my eye, And I yelled with delight "It's the Spring,." The long, cruel winter is over With its superabundance of rain, The butcher, the baker, the hat and bootmaker Have sent in their bills once again; I am faced with a six-months'-old prom ise That poisons my joy with its sting; How I rued having said it when plead ing for credit "I'll pay you for sure in the Spring." There is guile in the heart of Miss Fashion Who trips down the sidewalk to-day; She is wearing a hat of material that Must have cost some poor fool a month's pay; Though she covers her elegant figure With a filmy diaphanous thing, We get over the shock of her "not at all" frock, And call it a sign of the Spring. For the earth has gone mad on it...
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
LOCALISMS Mrs. Locke-Burns will address a women's meeting at the Thornbury I P.L.C. rooms on Monday next at 3 p.m. The secretary of the Northcoto Ladies' Benevolent Society requests that all ac counts he sent. to the town hall on or be fore 30th inst. The balance-sheet of the Northcole and Preston Angling Club's effort in aid of the St. Kilda fishing dieaeter fund, shows a credit; balance of £12 4s G6l, which has been forwarded to the '"Age" office. A record of 54 houses l:uilt in one year -or at the rate of one per week- is the record of Burgess Bros., builders, Northcote, whose advertisementiplpears in ainother column. The Northcote and Preston Scottish Society will hold its usual monthly musical treat at the town hall, North col?, on Wednesday evening, an attrac tive programme being scheduled. The profits from the recent chrysan themum fair at Preston, in aid of the iuetnOist scnooLUUi uiLiuin, are expcctJe Lo be somewhere in thJ neighborhood of £100, An invitation is extended to...
C GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
C GRADE. Northcote easily accounted for Essen doe at the Park last Saturday, when they scored 14 to 5 in a seven-innings game. Northcote batted strongly in each innings, whilst Thomson, backed by good infielding, shut out Essendon in three innings. Hayes at third and L. Richardson at second played a strong game, and others to do well were Walker, Smith and Sturken. Scores Northcote-0, 4. 2, 4, 2, 1, 1-14. Essendon-0, 1, 1, 2, 0, 1, 0-5. List Monday Northcote play Williams town at Williamstown, and were again victorious after a keen game in which the scores were equal until the fourth, when Northcoto scored 6 and put the game beyond doubt, HIamilton scored3 runs and hit a two bagger, W. Thom son pitched well, but hit better, getting 4 runs. L. Richardson at second again played well, and other who did best' were Sturken, Hamilton J. Thomson, and Hayes. Northcote-3, 0, 5, 6, 3, 0, 1-18. Williamstown-3, 0, 5, 0, 0, 0, 3-11. To-day's match is against North Mel bourne at North Melbourne. ...
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
NORTHO"TE THEATRE, "Full house" was displayed very early at the theatre on King's Birthday night, Ouida's famous novel, "Moths,' being the chief attractions. "The Two Sergeants," a gripping story of the Napoleon days, now occupies pride of place in the meritorious programme, which will be presented at the matinee to-day and for the last time to-night. A big boom is assured for three nights, commencing Monday, June 15th, when "David Copperfield," an all British representation of the greatest work of the foremost English novelist, Charles Dickens, will be shown. The works of Charles Dickens are as popular to-day as when they were first published and if a poll were taken of Dickens' admirers and their name is legion-the verdict would probably be that "David Copper field" is their choice. This picture should appeal to all who take an interest in literature, it contains charming pictures of English life in the middle eighties. In it we see "Micawber" of Dickens to the very life, and so u...
BASEBALL. A GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
BASEBALL. A GRADE. Northcote scored their third victory in this grade last Saturday, defeating South Melbourne by 7 runs.to 4 in an eight innings game. The fielding of Northcote was an improvement on some of the previous matches. Bolton brought off a splendid catch in the outfield, while Crawley pitched well, and was ably sup ported by Gibaud as catcher. Crawley was also the strongest batsmen, one of his hits scoring a home run. Northcote bunched their hits in the seventh inn ings, when six men crossed the plate. Northcote-0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 0, , 0-7, South-2, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1-4,. The less said about the match against Melbourne on the M,C.C. ground on Monday the better from a Northcote standpoint. Begg and Robinson were out of the Northcote team. Melbourne scored 30. runs and only allowed North cote to score 3. Crawley had a thank less task as pitcher, the fielding and general play being much below stan dard. The majority of the Nortl)coto players were debited with errors, but, in an...
STATE SAVINGS BANK NORTHCOTE BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
STATE SAVINGS BANK NORTHCOTE BRANCH. The progress of Northcote is most accurately guaged by studying the pros perity of the people, and reference to the figures of the State Savings Bank Branch will show that the citizens are having their share of prosperity, and are wisely taking full advantage of it, The Northcote Branch was opened on the 6th April, 1906, and the balances at the 30th June of each yearistood as fol lows:-1906, £23,140; 1907, £45,059; 1908, £61,111; 1909, £71,763; 1910, £83,935; 1911, £113,080; 1912, £142,440; 1913, £166,098; at 30th April, 1914, £184,654. Over £22,000 has been paid by the Branch in interest to depositors, who number over 7000, which means that one of every three of the popula tion of Northcote has an account at the Bank, showing the thriftness of the residents. That the stability and pro gress of Northcote is recognised, is shown by the confidence of the Commis sioners of the State Savings Bank, who are administering the Credit Foncier system of lo...
HOUSEHOLD RECIPES. CREAM DATES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
HOUSEHOLD RECIPES, CIIEAM1 DATES, Take some fine dates, removue th stono by slitting the fruit with a pon knifo, take out any dry skin from the inside; form' the cream into an oval'; shape, rather larger than the stote, ilace it injside the fruit, leaveing t to show a- little, to look as if the Iat .i liad burst open, and decorate nit,~ little royal icing, WALNUT CI?tAMS, 'lake either cream or almond palte flavoured with vanilla and form it into flat, oval-shaped cakes; carefully crack some kiln-dried walnuts, taking ceru not to break the kernel, pull eachr inl two, and put half on each side of the cream, Those walnuts can be bought thus ready prepared, and are more economical in the end, PEPPERMILNT CREAMS. Take one pound of icing sugar, one gill of inilk or crou, flavouring, col ouring. if the creans are all to be flavourend with pluplpourmnint, you' will not wa;ut anlly colouring as pPlporl'ti l sweet'c are nearly always white, BIut you ctl'r nmako mlany variations in taste ulnt ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
MR, & MRS. CLEVELAND Professors and Teachers of Relined Ballroom Dancing, give STIIICTLY PRIVATE LESSONS, any hour, daily, evenings, and hold SuPErs on ADULT BEQINNERS' CiASSES on Monday Even ings, 8 to 11. And on Tuesday Evenings Wednesday ,, Instruction, 7,30 to Thursday ,, 8,30 Friday ,, Practice from 8,30 Saturday ,, A Id on Saturday Afternoons, 3 to 5.30, At their Academy, No. 264 DRUMMOND ST,, CARITON. Call, Write, or Phone 5608. Prospectus Post Free, Announcoments. UNDER ENTIREiL NEW - - MANAGEMENT - The Regal Cafe 98 SMITH STREET, COLLU NG\VO O D. Dinner from 12 to 2. Ladles' Afternoon Tea a specialty Choice Fruits in Season, Only the Best Confectionerylkept :in 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, comprising all b...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
Church Notices. A LL SAINTS' CHURCH, £1 NORTHICOTE. Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Rev. A. C. KELLAWAY, M.A, _TOLY TRINITY, THORNBURY II (Railway Parade). First Sunday after Trinity. 11 a.m., Holy Communion and Ser non, 7 p.m., "The Essentials of Worship." Rev. C. W. WOOD. ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, .. PRESTON. First Sunday after Trinity. 8 a.m, Holy Communion. 11 a.m., Matins and Address, "Char a':ter." 7 p.m., Special C,E,M.S, Service, Preacher, Rev. A. B. TREss. xTORTIICOTE PRESBYTERIAN i ClIURCH (JAMES ST.) rMinister: Rev, R, W. ROCK, Sabbath Services: Morning, "What We Know About Ourselves." Evening, "The Supreme Place of Jesus Christ in the Christian Economy,.'' )RESTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCIH. Sunday Services: 11 anm. and 7p.m., Rev. W. PHILLIPS. All Seats Free. Visitors Welcome. r pIORNBURY PRESBYTERIAN 1 CHURCH, Rossmoyne Street. Sunday Services: Divine Services, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Preacher, F. L. HERIOT, Sabbath School, 8 p.m. All Welcome. \TORTHCOTE METHODIST CHURCHES, . Sund...
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
FOO TBALL. A splendidly-contested game was the result of the first meeting between Northcoto and the newly-formed Haw thorn club at Croxton on Saturday last. There were some notable changes in the local team, which included Goodall (late of Collingwood), Rahilly (late of Essen don), Jackson (late of Fitzroy), and Willis (formerly of Carlton). Play throughout showed both teams to be evenly-matched, and though Northcote led at the end of every term the visitors were never very far behind. With a lead of 15 points Northcote appeared to have the game safe in the final term, but the visitors made a bold bid for supremacy during the last 10 minutes and got within 2 points of their oppon ents' total. The fine defence work of the back line, however, saved the situa tion for Northcote, Scores-Northcote, 12.5; Hawthorn, 11.9. Rabhilly (3 goals), Jackson (4 goals), and Willis (2 goals), proved themselves welcome ac quisitions to the winning team, whose main weakness hitherto had been in this d...
CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS. Until your have earned to control your thoughts, you will never be able to live a godly and righteous life. As a man thinketh In his heart, so is he; and It is because the thoughts that we entertain in the hostelry of the soul are such worthless and vain ones that our words and acts often bring so heavy a disgrace on the natme we love. 'Well might the wise man say, "Keepl thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life." \VWhln the heart is right, the car and the eye and the mouth and the foot will necessarily obey its promptings;. but when the heart is wrong, filled with tides of Ink, like the cuttle lish, It will develop itself In the impurity to which It gives vent. If you habitually permit evil things to have their right, of way through you, or lodging wlthin you, remoemober that in God'Is slglt you are equally guilty with those who Indulge In evil acts, because you are withheld not by your fear of HIlI, but by your desire to maintain yo...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
For Bronchial Coughs, take Woods' Groat Peppermint Cure, 1/6. Notices rpO ALL WHOM IT MAY CON 1 CERN. I hereby give notice that, one month from date hereof, I intend to apply to the Preston Shire Council for a License to carry on a Scented Soap Factory at the corner of Frank and Showers Sts. JOHN POPPE. 12th June, 1911. NORTHCOTE LADIES' BENEVO LENT SOCIETY. All Accounts must be sent to the Town Hall on or before 30th inst. By order of Committee, IRENE DON, Secretary. Thanks il RS. McLAUGHLIN, Epping, begs i. to tender thanks for the kind as sistance rendered by friends and neigh bor0. Also to the Ridd Milking Co., for £1 3s. trophy, (won by Heohr Bros., for breaking most ground); to the Buck eye Cuo., for Swingle-bars (won by R. Smith), and for chains, won by W. Fox. Wood's Great Peppermint Cure, For Coughs and Colds, never fails, 1/6, To Let r WO Unfurnished Rooms, new I house, fireplace, every conveni ence; one minute tram, Corner Flinders and Archbold Sts,, Thornbury, Lost and F...
EMPLOYING HIS TIME TO ADVANTAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
EMPLOYING HIS TIME TO ADVANTAGE. In Ceylon the ponds and lakes are known as tanks. By way of enliven. ing the dulness of their existence, sev eral young tea-planters got up a duck shooting party. One of their number was a greenhorn fresh from America, Rim they left in a punt on a small tank, with a gun, and directions to shoot any ducks that flew over, They laughed as they walked off, for not a duck wis likely to be seen within miles, The newcomer took the hoax very well when they told him about it, At supper that night he suddenly pulled a cartridge out of his pocket, that he "thought he had put them all away." Someone, of course, pick ed it up and cut it open. "Great Scott! What a lot of shot!" said the green. horn, In amazement, "How many are there?" No one knew, so the young ster suggested a pool on the subject, Tney all agreed, and a. liver apiece was the amount put in, the whole to go to the nearest guesser, Each one wrote his guess, and when the shot were counted it was found...
THE VILLAGE CURE IN FRANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
THE VII.LAGE CURE IN FRANCE, The French cure has neither wife nor family, nor even income or par sonage such as we should recognise. His house is a tiny affair of four rooms, and his income £36 a year. No more? Well, the offerings of the people may conice to £5 more, and this is all. -- course, I speak of the average rural cure. .Men of mark and men of towns will always get a hear. inlg end an income. What can life on such an income consist of? Noth ing but the plainest fare, and life without pleasure-at least, without an artificial one. No annual holiday; even his visits to Paris-very rare, be it noted-are the treat of some generous parishioner. The lRevolu tlon destroyed the country seats of France, so lie rarely has a squire to ask him to dinner. He lives, there fore, with and in the ways of the peasalnte. He is as imucli a lmember of a caste as any ltindoo, and rarely do you see hIm walking vithl a lay man. Usually ihe is with a brother cure, or else he walks along reading lhis ...
PROTEST BY THE VICAR. HATLESS BRIDESMAIDS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
PROTEST BY THE VICAR, HATLESS BRIDESMAIDS, The Rev. H. N. Eales, Vicar of Wal. them-cross (Elng.), has entered a pro test against what he describes as the growing custom of bridesmaids anl other women in bridal parties attend ing the marriage service with uncov* ered heads. He says that it is comn mon for bridesmaids to appear at the service either without hats, or with something which by no stretch of imagination can be called a covering for the head. In future, the clergy" of his parish will decline to solemn. ise marriages where the scriptural rule is not observed.
MARRIAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
MARRIAGE. ----+--- On Thursday, June 4th, the grand daughter of the founder of Thomastown was married at Preston by the Rev, E. O. Knee to Mr. Clifford B. Sheffield, of Glenferrie. The bride, Miss Elizabeth Thomas, was given away by her brother, Mr. John Thomas, and was supported by her sister, Mrs. Le Page. The bride was handsomely gowned. The wedding was a very quiet one owing to a some what recent bereavement in the ftamily. The happy couple left Preston for their honeymoon, at I3eaumaris, amid the good wishes of all their friends.
RICE TO HATCH EGGS. A PECULIAR CHINESE SYSTEM. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
RICE TO HATCH EGGS. A PECULIAR CHINESE SYSTEM. Chinese poultry farmers in the dis. tricts near Amoy, have a singular sys tem of hatching hens' and ducks' eggs. It is explained in an American conan. lar report that the breeder roasts a quantity of unulisked rice and when it is lukewarm spreads a 31n. layel in a wooden tub, and places about 1001 eggs thereon; another layer of r?i? is spread over the eggs. Each tub his six layers of rico and five layers of eggs; so that there are 500 eggs in each tub. The rice is heated once every 24 hours, the eggs being taken out at such times. When the eggs are put in the rice again the bottom layer is placed on the top. The chicks and ducklings are produced in from 20 to 30 days.