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"KISS THE BRIDE." DISAPPOINTED GUESTS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
"KISS THE BRIDE," DISAPPOINTED GUESTS, \\'hen Robert Spencer, of Pennsyl. vania and Mabel Dockard of Kansas, both members of a theatrical con pany, were married by Judge Miller, of Oklahoma, California, the bridh groom invited everyone present to kiss the bride. There was a rush for kisses?. but the judge ordered them to keep their seats while he went into the question. Two law books were consulted i, a search for a precedent lor such a proceeding, and the judge Ilnally an. nounced that the age limit barred the bridegroonl from Issuing any such in vitation.
DANCE AT PRESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
DANCE AT PRESTON. A highly successful ball, under the auspices of the Children of Mary Society, was held in the shire hall, Preston, on Tuesday evening last, in aid of the school funds. The ladies' committee had everything arranged to entire satisfaction of the guests, who to the number of over 100, enjoyed them selves thoroughly, the music of Smart and Aumont's band being much appre ciated, as were also the refreshments (provided by the ladies.) The following were leading workers:-Mlisses C. Doran E. Martin, Maggie Zoven, Dolly Mar tin, Grace Conroy, C. Fitzgerald, Mh. ilers, Rita Hollowood. The Misses A. Ralph and N. Clancy acted as secre taries. Many handsome costumes were worn, among them being Mrs. Tubbs, shell pink silk with over dress of cream silk embroided tulle, Mrs. Costigan, black silk with cream trimmings, Mrs. Martin, black costume. Mrs. Peyton, black silk. Mrs. Tuttle, black costume with blue trimmings. Mrs, Coonan, black costume. Mrs, J. Kupsch, black costume with Mr...
"WORLD'S MOST ARTIFICIAL MAN." LITTLE LEFT OF HIMSELF. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
"WORLD'S MOST ARTIFICIAL MAN," LITTLE LEFT OF HIMSELF. "Thie most artificial man in the world," by his own admission, sailed front New York for Holland on the llolland.Amerilka liner Nicuw Amstecr dain. He said he was in expoectation: of marrying tile world's most natural girl, The bridegroom is Jan ?1n der Blasshalk, aged 40, formerly the own. er of a glass factory in Batavia, Java; and to substantiate his claim to artl. liciality he has a cork leg, a cork arm, a rubber ear, anl a glass eye, and wears a wig. It appears that while he was experimenting with chemicals an explosion occurred which left him butl little of his natural self. I-mn1ra mt
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
CHURCH NEWS, At the South Preston Methodist Young Men's Bible Class to-morrow afternoon the theme will be-" An Ideal City: Social, Industrial, and Political.," Both services at the Northcoto Con gregational Church on Sunday will be conducted by the pastor, The morning subject is "Christ's Call to Salvation and Service," and the evening topic is "The Secret of Cheerfulness." Good music and singing will be provided. Northcote Baptist Church.- "Going and Growing" is the title of the pas tor's subject for Sunday morning, and in the evening "A King at Bay" will be the theme. The earlier part of the evening worship will take the form of a song service. At the Men's Own in the afternoon Mr. McCann will bring for ward Dawson's "Modern Evolution" as a topic for discussion. The Rev. R. W. Rock's subjects at Northcote Presbyterian Church to morrow will be-11 am., "What We Know About Ourselves;" 7 p.m., "The Supreme Place of Jesus Christ in the Christian Economy." The evening service at All Sai...
NORTHCOTE CRICKET CLUB. SECOND ANNUAL CARNIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
NORTHCOTE CRICKET CLUB. SECOND ANNUAL CARNIVAL, A large and representative meeting of citizens was held in the town hall last Wednesday evening, to con sider the advisability of holding a fancy dress procession and carnival upon similar lines to the one which proved so successful last year. Dele gates from the South and East Ward Ratepayers' Associations, the North cote Municipal band and the various sporting bodies were present, and it was decided to hold the carnival on the 15th August at the Northcote park, the funds to go towards reducing the lia bility on the grand stand. Mr. T,. .1 Taylor was re-elected chairman and chief marshal and Mr. E. C. Yeomans secre tary, with Mr. W. H, Smith assistant secretary, and Mr. P. C. Butler trea surer. Strong sub-committees were formed to look after the arena and races, side shows and amusements. It was decided to ask business people to decorate their premises with bunting on the day before procession and to assist by illuminating their resid...
NORTHCOTE CITY RATES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
NORTHOOTE CITY RATES. The rate collector (Mr. J. A. Thom son) reports the amount collected as follows: Amount of current rate ... £15,526 Collected ... ... .. 13,642 £1884 Arrears due ... ... £913 Collected ... ... ... 108 £-805 Total amount outstanding Current ... . £1884 Arrears ... ... 805 £2689 Compared with last year the amount received to date shows an increase of £1223, The amounts received from the 2nd to the 10th were as follows:--2nd to 8th, £2495; 9th, £1500; 10th, £3184. Total, £7179.
Fidelity Tent I.O.R., Preston. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
Fidelity Tent I,OR., Preston, -e----- The fortnightly meeting was held in the Rechablte hall on the 2nd inst., the Chief Ruler (Bro. W. A. Porteous) presiding over a fair attendance of mem bers. A report was received from the lelegate of the I.O.R. Debating. So iety, and general satisfaction was ex pressed that this tent had decided to enter a team in the coming competitions, Fhe receipts for the evening amounted to £18 4s 'Id, bringing credit balance up to £ 1982 12s ld. 'Iwo pow members were lroposed. At the next meeting (16th nst.), the District Deputy Ruler (Bro. i. lydiate) is expected to attend and ,reside.
Lady Northcote Lodge P.A.F.S. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
Lady Northoote Lodge P,A.F.S, The members of the above held their fortnightly meeting in the Druids' hall, Wimble street, on Juno 4, As it was dual installation night of officers with No. 52, there was a large attendance of sisters and brothers of various lodges. One new member was proposed, and Bro. Collyer, grand treasurer, and Sis. Muir, past mistress, installed the fol lowing ofllicers:-W.M., Sis, Edments; P.'M., Sis. M. Hooker; secretary, Sis. Summens (re-elected); treasurer, Sis. Ilollowood (re-elected); assistant secre tary, Sis. 13. Nelson (re-elected); chap lain, Sis. Ai. Vivian; S.S., Sis. Berry; .S., Sis. Reid; I.G., Sis. Hluggett, D)uring the evening the grand, treasurer presented a framed certificate to Sis. McLean, past mistress, and other prizes won by members during the past six months. The rest of the evening was spent in dancing, &c.
LIGHT LOAMS FOR DAIRY FARMS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
LIGHT LOAMS FOR DAIRY FARMS. The ideal soil for a dairy farm is a loam of medium to light texture. A loam is thie name usually applied to soil which contains fair proportions of the principal planit food ingredients, and is rich in that important constitti. ent humus which is known to play so large a part in plant growth. Loamy soils are usually lotw lying, and while sufficiently open texture to al low the winter rains to pass through without lodgment or stagnation, they are at the sante time so pervious that even in dry summer weather the water undernteath comies tp with such freedom they very seldom sutiffer fromt drought. For this reason loamy soils usually carry a good growth of grass during the greater part of the year from early spring to late in the au tunln. In addition to this the herb age produced on thein is usually of good quality, anld whlen properly treat ed and kept clear of objectionable weeds, sucl herbage wil be found to consist very largely of the better descripti...
A GREAT BOON TO HUMANITY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
A GREAT BOON TO HUMANITY. B3ioxide of sodium seems to be olne of the greatest boons to humanity which the century has given--that is, if the reports as to the recent demon strationl of Its qulalities before the French academny of science prove to be substantiated. st is said that this product poi sesses the property of renewing oxy gen, the life-sustaining princlplie in air, as well as of absorbing carbonic acid as it is given olf. Two men with a new apparatus containing bioxide of sodium are alleged to have put on diving dresses front which all air was excluded, and remainnted for the space of two hours under these conditions Subseqttently they reomained under water for half an hour under similar conditions. The availability of this new nleanlli of revitalising air in thie case of stilub. mIarine craft seetms obvious. Bnt its use is likely to be very extended, en abling firemen to ptenetrate the dens. est stnoke without danger of suffocan tlon, tand miners to pursue their call nlg ...
Repentance Postponed. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
Repentance Postponed. Al old negro plarsonl vwas deloUlll ciug theft to his coungregation when he said: "If there is any nlemher of this congregation who is guilty of theft he had better rlepenlit at once and be saved." On his way bho le e was stopped by an old liastuls, \who had listened to the sertuon intently. "Don't you ithink, parson, that next Sunday will do just as well as to night to repeni?" 'asked fRastus. "Billt, Rtastas, why not repent to night and be saved, malln?" "Well, ipairson, it's this waily," ex plained Ilastuils. "I \wantt just one mo' ehlicketn fo' tomiot'orrow's dinner, and I know wha I can ;et dat chiekein widh oulit behi' caught to-night." "Well," said the parson, hositating, "I don't know what to say, so I think I will take dinner with you to-norrow and thoen talk the matter o\ver with you," Sir E I, W\Vlttenoonti tells it singular story of a message once recelveid by the Governor of the colony which he represents. Twelve years ago gold was discovered at Ma...
TRAVELLING BY AIRSHIP. "A LOVELY SENSATION." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
TRAVELLING BY AIRSHIP, "A LOVELY SENSATION," An Australian girl now on a visit to Germany sends an interesting let. tor tolling of the wonderful progress of aerial navigation: "I must tell you of my latest ad venture. My brother-in-law chartered the Zeppelin airship, "Victoria Lou. ise," and Invited fourteen of us for a three hours' flight, So we all went to Hamburg and stayed the night there, and early next morning started off to the hall whore this gigantic ma chine is stationed. We climbed into her by means of a ladder; then che was guided out of the hall by about a hundred soldiers, all tugging on to her to keep her from rising. When she was clear of the hall they let her go, and off we went at the rate of SO miles per hour from Hamburg to Kiel, to see the opening of the regatta It was a lovely sensation, and an ideal way of travelling-no jolting or rat tling as iii an express train, and not that constant sensation of speed and the after result of drumming in the cars as in a mo...
Come Again, Reggie! [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
Come Again, Reggleo Regglo: So, by way of breaking the Ice, I remarked that the weather was ery cold. Henry: Well, and what did she roe ply? Rogglo: She said, "The reoulrrlng phenomena of heat and cold are so frequent and so familiar as to be msat ters too onegligblo to engage my In. terost, Mr, Rlskery,"
QUAINT YOUNG GOVERNESS. New Get-Rich-Quick Scheme. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
QUAINT YOUNG GOVERNESS. New Get-Rich.Quick Scheme, We have all heard of the beauty actor who was accustomed to write unreserved love-letters to himself, read them on the Block with a patient pitying smile, then tear them careful ly, once, half.way across the page, and drop them while he murmured very distinctly, "Poor little girl." There was always the chance of a fascinat ed flapper picking them up, and it might be, on occasions, that the busy press-agent would find them. But Brighton, Sussex, has produced a new kind of letter-writer in the person of a quaint young govei ness who address. ed vivid letters to herself. An odd flapper may do tills sometimes, but not in the style of the Sussex govern. ess, whose "stunt" it was to tell her what sho thought of her-and the thoughts were vitriolic. By way of lending variety's spice to the pastime, the lady took to signing a retired col. onel's name to the letters and address lng one, now qnd then, to someoun else. She became so engrossed i...
GLADNESS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
GLADNESS. Oh, take the little blessings To-day now offers you. 'Twill bring good cheer to-morrow More plainly Into view. Forget the little troubles, Refuse to hug them tight, And when you've ceased your vigils, They'll vanish from your sight. Then soon you'll be so busy In making others glad, You'll find no time Is left you For thinking, "I am sad!" -Ellen A. Dow, in Santa Monica (Cal.) Outlook.
MOTHER'S JOB. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
MOTHER'S JOB, "A mother is simply a beast of bur. den at the present day, and is treated as if she were of no consequence," From a letter by Mrs. Nellie Kinching. ton, who is assumed to be "Mrs." b1. cause of her intimate knowledge of Mother's job. Shove it on to Mother, Mother takes the lot, Mother totes the baby Wintry days or hot; Mother carts the cabbage In a little bag, Every time the familee Goes on some excursion spree, Beach or bushland picnic ten, Mother humps the swag. Billy's pants are going, Mother gets a job; Kitchen floor is dirty, Mother takes 'the swab; Trouble In the union, Father's out of work, Vital principles at stake, Capital must bend or break, While there is the rent to maike, Mother mustn't shirk. Mother does the shopping, Weather dry or damp, We have got her listed As a cargo tramp; Just another bundle On to Mother's load; Bowed with years of toil and care, Showing signs of wear and tear, Doing everybody's share, Mother takes the road. Mother hauls the waggo...
"THE ROAD TO WEALTH." LIFE STORY OF H. D. McINTOSH. ROMANTIC RISE OF YOUNG AUSTRALIAN. NEWSPAPER BOY TO THEATRICAL KING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
"THE ROAD TO WEALTH," LIFE STORY OF H. D. McINTOSH, ROMANTIC RISE OF YOUNG AUSTRALIAN. NEWSPAPER BOY TO THEATRICAL KING. No man in the whole Commonwealth has achieved such prominence within the last few years as Hugh D. MlcIn tosh, His rise has been more than remarkable, It has been almost me teoric. A few years ago he was slav ing hard in a pastrycook's shop In Syd. ney. To-day his name is known not only throughout Australia but almost equally as well in America and Eng land, and right through the English speaking world. He has jumped from a position of comparative obscurity to be one of the biggest entertainment magnates of this or any other time, and he has the reputallion of being the biggest hustler among the business men of his native country. He Is at present on his second trip around the world searching for attractions to place before Australian audiences. Born in Sydney just 38 years ago, "Hugo Deal" McIntosh, as one inter viewer called him, may almost he said to be the Bar...
VETERAN JOCKEY STILL SCORING. "ALWAYS RODE TO WIN." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
VETERAN JOCKEY STILL SCORING. "ALWAYS RODE TO WIN." Up at Albury last week Wally Douglas, who has beein riding horses for 10 years, won both hurdle races at the local race meeting. Douglas is probably the oldest jockey in Austra lia. The crowd did not forgot to cheer. Dlouglas put in a long term in Melbourne once, and has ridden winners all over Australia. The great pst disappointment of his lifo wai that he could not ride Glonloth in thi Melbourne Cup. lie steered Glonloth home lirst in many races around the Upper Murray district, but could not make the weight for Flemington, Glen. loth cantered homeo in the mud. People said the win 'was a fluke, but Douglas always deolared that Glenloth was under estimated. Douglas has had many falls, but he has never had a limb broken, And he holds a botter record than that. lio has never once been disqualified. Hats off to Doug. las!
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
LADIES' LETTER. By "Irene," in Melbourne. A quaint but plaintive story .comea from one of our suburbs. Two poor schoolmlistrosses found their little shilllng-a'week school was inadequate for bread and rent. They tried to sell a handsome mantle, relic of a moneyed past. The mother of a puit pll was induced to purchase, Sha named her own terms-time-payment one shilling per week, The sisters agreed. An extra shilling a week was full of meaning to them.. But suddenly the child of this mother stayed away, Days and weeks passed and she did not return. The mother continued payment until the debt was cleared off. Then the shilling for the mantle ceased and the child rev turned to school. The child did not lose much. And the poor little school-mistresses, who are not as good at arithmetic as at "accomplish ments," are still pondering over the profit and loss of their transaction. Said Captain Brownlow, R.A.N., speaking on Empire Day: "I think girls should have compulsory trainin.g as well as...