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LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
LOCALISMS The final meeting of the committee in ( connection with tnc recent entertain- , ments in'aid of the Austin Hospital will be held in the mayor's room on Wednes day next at 8 p. m. Delegates of societies and members are asked to attend. Social.—Mrs. B. E. Johnson, North cote, who is taking a holiday, will not be ■at home the fourth Friday this month. .The ordinary meeting of the Northcote brandh A.W.A. was field in the town hall on Monday, May 4. Two proposi tions were received and also nominations of officers for the ensuing six months. Next meeting, Monday, Mny 18, will be quarter night and election of officers. Syllabus item, "Cake competition." In another column the Eastward Pro gress Association, Northcote, invites nominations for candidates aspiring to the position of councillor. The parents interested in the South Preston State school are invited, by advertisement elsewhere, to meet the school committee at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 19th, at the school to discuss the advisa b...
PRESTON'S ELECTIC LIGHT EXTENSION. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
PRESTON'S ELECT1C LIGHT EX TENSION.' The Preston Shire Council on Mon day ovoning approached the' problem of electric light extensions in a lutei uess-liko way. Poeognisiug that the area laid out under tlio present scheme is altogether too restricted for tJio growing cnmir.m.'ily, it resolved to "o into consideration of a loan for the threefold purpose-of enabling electric' light extension}* to he dealt with in a systematic manner, assisting in de ""veloping tlio quarry f«*r streeL-makiug, and perhaps: to pnrelinse (conjointly with Northcote). a steam road roller. It should he a matter for congratula tion by ratepayers that their repre sentatives have l/i»en stout-hearted enough t:> refti.e to enter upon piece meal electric light extensions, bore, there, and everywhere, for such a bo ginning- must essentially result in an unsatisfactory ending, and prove constant source of trouble and .worry to councillors and ratepayers aliko. The Council, therefore, is'to be coinnlended for its...
C GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
C GRADE. Owing to Y.M.C.A. failing to make an appearance, Northcote scored a walkover Inst Saturday. To-day at the park Northcote play Collingwood. Team—Thomson (2), Walker, Richardson (2), McPhee, Ham ilton, Hayes, Smith, Price. Preston played Y.M.C.A. ut North Preston lust Saturday, and scored an easy win. The battery, Blundell and Gillies, was altogether too strong for the visitors, as for six innings they never scored. The hatting was again very solid, Bartley 4 runs, Gillies and Newbound 3 each. Westmoreland 1st base and Wilson left field put in good work, the latter catching two splendid flies. One of the visiting team broke his little finger. Scores Preston—2, 3, 1, 2, 0, 6, 0, 3—16. Y.M.C.A.—0, 3, 0, 3, 0, 0, 0, 0-G. After the match they were entertained at afternoon tea on the lawn of "Wil pend," and the captain, Mr. T. Yule, in a neat speech, thanked the Preston lads for the good g»rae and their thought fulness in provididg refreshmedts. Preston play Hawthorn in the Presto...
SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
SUNDAY ENTERTAINMENT. To tho Editor. Sir,—In your Inst issue u charity en tertainment is announced for u Sunday evening. Why, let me ask, this en croachment on the Sabbath, and conse quent offence to the religious sense of a large section of the community ? Surely week-nightB can be chosen for our charitable efforts. If Northcote de sires to help the Hendigo disaster fund let there be an entertainment held on a week-night, and the whole of the public | will willingly respond. -Yours^&c., WIDOW'S rHII2ND.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
Wanted to Sell 4».)A/"\A REWARD if you can't nV-wl/UU (?ut good strong, healthy Plants at F. liRACE'S, 8 Dennis St., Northcote. Cabbage, Cauliflower, Let tuce, Onions, 1/- per 100, posted 1/3; Celery, anil all kinds of Annuals. Orders taken for all kinds of Plunts. GRAZING,—GoodGrass, shelter, etc, horses, Jeffrey, Preston.
UNPLEASANT FOR THE ENGINEER. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
UNPLEASANT FOR THE ENGINEER. A marine engineer tells of an un pleasant piece of work he once had to do during the trial trip ot n magnifi cent boat that a large firm o£ contrac tors had turned out for one of .the big ocean-going steamship companies. The engines were to run at so many knots an hour, and the big steamer loft her moorings and put out to sea for her trial cruise that was to de cide whether she would be accepted by • the steamship company. Ha writes:—After we had been out to sea but a little time, the chief engln-. eer discovered that one of the' piston-/,; rods had a alight defect in it—a tiling . not infrequent in a large mass of ma chinery—ar.d that in passing to and fro the unwonted friction caused by this defect would in the course of a very little time make the piston and all around It red hot. The conse quence of this would 'be very serious, and would mean a breakdown In the machinery. To allow it to occur would he madness; to stop the machinery to remedy the defe...
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
LADIES' LETTER. (By "Irono.") • A Melbourno • girl writing from Lyons speaks of. her visits to tho shops, which aro :very beautiful and' In which warps aro attractively dls played,'- but she says one cannot help Contrasting the life of tho French shopgirl with that of'tho Molbourno girl/ the wages and the hours being so different; In Lyons the shops open at seven In tho morning nnd remain open until eight In tho evening. Only a few of the best shops close on Satur day afternoon, arid most of them are opon on Sunday. The highest wage d girl reecives Is 15/ a weolc, which Is vastly different to that obtainable bore. My correspondent lias also been shown through several large silk warehouses, and says that crepe de chlno lias been qulto ousted by taf fetas, and that to bo qulto chic every thing must show a touch of tartan. • An interesting piece of fashion news has come from Paris. Burglars car ried away from an omporlum 500 cor sets in motor-cars. Articles are known to have been carri...
No Real Change. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
No Real: Change. A well-known M.P. at a dinnor-jiarty > the other day said of a Bill that he disliked: "I object to this bill because it' would accomplish nothing, It woui'l ; make no real change. It would be like the case of the actor and the canal boat-captain. • "There was once upon a time an actor who, after an enforced idleness 01 two monthB, was lucky enough to secure an engagement in a town twc".i ty-five mlleB away. The case waB n hurry-up one. The actor had to reach the distant town that night. If he failed to arrive, then his patt would be assigned to some one else "Well, the man patched his worn boots, put his few belongings in a par cel, and set out in the early morning on foot along the tow-path. He had only a few coppers, hence the train was an impossibility. But after the poor fellow had covered some six or seven miles, his boots gave out, blis ters rose on his feet, fatigue over came him, and in despair he threw himself on the grass beneath a tree. "As ho lay ther...
SMALLPOX IMPROVES THE MEMORY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
smaLlpox improves the memory, v .One of the most recent scientific discoveries is that memory is largely a matter of the state of the blood. A Paris .specialist has published some results based on several years' study of his patients, > his conclusion -being that those with the worst: memories are people who suffer 'from anaemia or chronic dyspepsia. Most people suffer to some extent from one or other of these complaints, and it is declared that'the people who can never remember what they were doing last Tuesday evening always im prove under a course- of iron or pep sin. -J . One disease has in some cases an amazing effect in strengthening the memory, though no doctor Is likely to prescribe it. At least one in six of cured smallpox patients recover with memories greatly improved. Drugs, too, were found to have dis tinct- effects on the memory. Doctors have known for some years that bro mide, which is often prescribed for nervous restlessness and insomnia, is apt lo cnfeeble tlie ...
PENNY "TIMES" SUCCESS Concept of Modern Journalism. Fighting for Circulation [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
PENNY "TIMES" SUCCESS Concept of Modern Journalism. Fighting for Circulation All England wanted to buy the penny "Times" on Monday, Mnrch 1C. The greater part of England had to go without. The "Times" printing press es could not possibly turn out a suffi cient number of copies to supply the demand. They ran for 12 hours con tinuously, and still tho newsagents were a-hungerlng. There Is a world of difference between printing a 12 page "Dally Mall" and a 24-page "Times." It Is part of tho inherit ance of the "Times" that It should be tho best-printed paper In tho world. It would have to sacrifice this tradi tion If it let its giant presses run at the furious pace of the half-penny pa pers. In tho "Mail" office the ma chines. throw out the papers so fast that In a quarter of an hour you flee from them, fearing that you will be snowed under. The decision to reduco tho price of tho "Times" wns made many months ago, and a date was fixed upon which tho change was to be made. That date was ...
BILL BONG'S BENEFIT. AN AMUSING STORY OF A STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
BILL BONG'S BENEFIT. AN AMUSING STORY OF A STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE. By Scudamore Jarvls. It seems quite the fiiBhlon nowa days—said Private Coles as ho look ed up from tlio newspaper he' was using ns a table-cloth, for blokes to suddenly disappear and leave no tracer behind 'em. Traces are about the only things they don't leave behind though—ho went on—for if you read botweon the lines In these disappearance cases you'll And that wlieii the feller did the silent get-away act he loft at homo a wifo and six kids chargeable to the parish, a largo crop of tailors' bllla, or 'arf a dozen young ladles, all of whom he'd promised to marry. When you think over these things you come to the conclusion as a rule that the disappearance ain't no-marvellous as you fancied and you can understand why the feller takes sueli a lot o' (hid ing. Talking o' disappearances reminds mo o' Bill Bong what enlisted in '01, and did three hectic years In the regi ment afore what I'm going to tell you about happene...
FOOLS AND THEIR MONEY. Fortune and Folly. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
FOOLS AND THEIR MONEY. Fortune and Folly. A Russian unexpectedly inherited £62,500. He began to live in tlie most expensive manner 111 St. Peters burg, keeping a yacht and racehorses. Ho gavo the finest entertainments to his friends, in tho course of which mirrors In tho restaurants were fre quently broken by champagne bottles and glasses being thrown about, J)lit he invariably paid tho bill cheerfully. Hocently, discovering that ho had como to the end of his money, he in vited all lilB friends to a fete on an Island, whither they were taken in his yacht. They spent tho day In rovolry, but when tho last visitor had boon landed on his way home, the owner of tho yacht sank her, and the next day applied to the municipality of St. Petersburg for a job as cross ing sweeper at 16/- a week, and got it. A short time ago a man was arrest ed on Broadway, Now York, as a va grant and a beggar, and sent to gaol for ten days. In this way a sad story of fortune and folly camo to light. The man was...
MARY'S ANIMAL SHOW [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
MARY'S ANIMAL SHOW Mary lmd a little lamb— 'Twos' Persian—on her coat; She also hafl a!'mlnlc or two About her dainty throat; A bird or paradiso, a torn, And ermlno made tlie liai That perched at jaunty ang o On her coiffure, largely "rat." Hor tiny boots wore sable topnen. Her gloves wore musltrat. too. Her muff had heads ad tails of lmlf Tho "critters" in the Zoo, "' And when she walked abroad, I ween, She fearod 110 wintry wind; At keeping warm, 'twas plain to'see, She had all Nature "skinned." —"National Humane Review."
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES OTHERWISE A FINE HUSBAND. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES OTHERWISE A PINE HUSBAND. | A Now York woman, who la bring ing an action for divorce agalnBt hor husband, gives about a score of rea sons. Included nro the following:— Irascible disposition. Mania for smashing clocks. Struck her with a glass. Threatened to throw her out of a second-story Window. Choked her. Kissed another woman. , Threw a box of cigars'' at her. Kopt everybody In the houso awalto at night. Tried to mnlto her take off her shoes. — Said she was lazy. Tried to throw her Into the Hud son. Called hor an idiot, a i l a post. Struck her grandsoii «ltli a foi led newspaper. Smashed a glass of whisk o tho dlning-table. Struck hor in tho face with a switch. Throw chairs at hor. . Kicked In the door. Wrenched her shoulder. Poked his flriger in hor eye. Drank whisky and beer mixed. —"Philadelphia Rocord." Whon tho Fedoral lobbies resound with stories ot tho American Meat Trust and Its Inscrutable (not to use a very similar word) methods, tlio story of how i...
Neck or Nothing! [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
Neck or Nothino! It was evening. Mrs. Bravo, was alone in the house. Enter Burglar Steel. "Tell me," ho hissed, "where the money is liid, or I lire" "Never!" alio snappod. "Villain do your worst." "I will," snarled the baffled but not beaten burglar, "fell me where your husband's gold is hid or I'll drop this ten-inch worm down your neck!" And Steel won easily. Impudonce is almost hb good as brains, and a great deal more appre ciated. ■*. '■ .
WIT AND HUMOR. Bad Boy's Resolutions. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
WIT AND HUMOR. Bad Boy'a Resolutions. : VI will not put pins In my dear tea biter's chair." (Tacks will hurt just its much, -anyway.) ! "I will not quarrel anil light with my big brothers all this year." (What liavo I got a little brother Tor?) •I will not play truant from school to go llshlng or BWlinmlng." (That la, In the winter-time.) "1 will .bo a regular attendant at Sunday school." (At ChrJstmns-timo and just beCoro the summer excursion, of eourso.) ; ."!• will not take mother's currant jelly from tlio pantry without permis sion." • (Ilor raspberry jam Is good eiiough for mo.) j "1 will bo kind to dumb animals, such as tlgero, lions and olephants." (Stray cats and dogs, however, had bettor keep out of this neighborhood.) "I will not—Oil, that's enough. They say the good die young, and I want to live until I catch that red-headeJ boy In the next street who stuck out Ills tongue at me yesterday!"
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
Notlcos TlflSS JOHNSON, iVJ, HAIIlDRESSKIt, MANICURIST, &c. Ilnir nnd Scnlp Treatment a Speciality. Hair Combines Made Up. "Highfiuld," Merri St, Northcotc. Telephone. Northcote 35. Also at Mrs. Walker's Fancy Goods Emporium, Higli Street. M ISS E. COOPER, Hair Specialist, "Brixton," 271 MclCean St., Nth. Fitzroy, opposite Old Colonists' Homes. Weak ana Falling Hair a Speciality. (Electric Treatment). Head and Face Massage, Manicuring, Hairdressmg, Cutting, nnd Shampooing. Combings mndo up. Tonics, Scalp and SUin Foods highly recommended. Ladies attended at their own homes. Premature Baldness Cured. Phone. Northcote »ilN. CHARLES FOWLER, Carpenter nnd Builder. Houses put in thorough repair nnd re-decorated. "llill.Crest," G69 High Street (Regent Station), Nth. Preston. . Established 1885. TOSEP1I T. DOWNING, t) ACCOUNTANT. Licensed Auditor Companies Act. Tradesmen's Books opened and kept, day or evening. Accounts Adjusted and Collected. SWORN VALUATOK. Commissioner for Takin...
PATTERN OF LADY'S DRESSING GOWN. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 16 May 1914
I PATTERN OF LADY'S DRESSING ; .. GOWN. . ! A good DreBBing Gown la always, welcome. This design Is for pyrenees . flunnol. ' It reprosenta "Everyiady's Journal" pattern No. 183, out 111 throe sizes, ainall, medium and large. , Tlila patti*n may bo bought. lof nlnepouco from local pattern agent or will bo sent post free to any address if ninopehce In stamps Ib sent to I Dept. "A," "lCveryiady'a Journal," 370 Swanston-slreot, Melbourne. Stale number of pattern and size required If a penny stamp Ib sent to above 1 address a 48-page catalogue will be ' sent to any reader who writes "Bond " free catalogue." , Actor: Wlmt, buck so boou? Didn't i tlie play take? • Actress: Yoa, tlio pluy took; llio manager took the rocelpts, tho bnl > llfi'u tli« scenery, the landlords the trunks, tuid the author took to drink!