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THE MARRIAGE MARKET. A LIST OF WIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
THE MARRIAGE MARKET. A LIST OF WIVES. Sydney has a matrimonial agency which supplies a catalogue of eligible brides and bridegrooms with height, weight, color and temporament duly recorded. A litigant describing his speoulatlons in the marriage market to the court stated that he ran through the catalogue and brought his choice down to two. On application, he got the photograllhs of the lots offered, but one he throw over, and the other throw him over. There used to be a regular trade paper called the "Matrl. monial News" published in Melbourno, but either it has dropped out or the present writer, having turned to other Interests, has lost sight of the sheet. In his young and aspiring days he was offered the editorship, but fled when informed that he might be called upon occasionally to act as best man at weddings provoked by his own con* nublal paragraphs.
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES Adrian Velancourt was a tall, pale, serious young man earning thirty-five shillings a week as a solicitor's clerk His heart was pure and eager, and his physical beauty was such as to make young women cast sidelong eyes of marvel as they passed him. Glad eyes, in fact. To him came a Cradle Snatcher in the shape of the land. lady's daughter. "If you're good," she said to her victim, "you shall have some treacle-pudding." It was that fatal treacle-pudding that lured poor Adrian to his doom. It was as deadly as Mr. lPickwick's "chops and tomato sauce." F'rolU treacle-pudding Cissle ulickly advanced to the darning of Adrian's socks and the sowing on oC Adrian's buttons. Young men, never. lot a Cradle.Snatcher darn you" socks or sew on your buttons, It is the be. glnning of the end. Tile next move of the artful Cissie was to put flowers in Adrian's room. That trick softened his innocent young heart, and then came the terrible evening when Cis sie found him sitting in ...
A Winner. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
A Winner. A deeply religious and blenevolent old lady living in South London has had a rather startling exlperience. The other day her compassion was aroused by a poorly-clad and wrotched-looking nll whomn she sa?o passing her house. ''taking a hialf'-sovereign from her 'nirse she wranned lthe coin in a piece of paper, onl which shoe wrote the ex horta?inl "Never say die." \\hen the maid delivered tile note to ito i an hle thanlked her, looked up at the ih tse, and walked away. Next day he called and nasled to see hoe mistress, The mnlid was a little dubious, "it's the poor man you gave h?e hilf"sovereign to, ma'am, and he won't tell me what he wants." "Is he sober?" asked the lady. "Yes, ma'am." "Then show himi iln." When the ilian enltered the draw. ing-room he promptly placed £5' on t.he table, remarking "There you are, lady. It w'on right enough at nine to oiie, and you was the only person in the road what backed it,"
UNLIKELY INTERVIEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
UNLIKELY INTERVIEWS. A Schoolboy and His Master, Dear Sir, when I deserved the cano Last night, you let. me off again; And though I do not love the smart, And your compunction melts my heart, I do not think it good to be Treated with ,so much loniency. 'Tis only just to your impression To make a permanent impression By sparing not the rod, How oft I've seen a grown man spoiled and soft, W\ithout an ounce of grit or weight, All fluffy and effeminate, Because he never underwent At school his proper punishment. Dear Sir, let me not grow that way. But flog me rather every day; So I shall not, he dubbed a fool, lBut rise an honor to the school. -"Windsor Magazine," The Bishop of Newcastle said that he once saw a letter in which a parish asked for a minister who must be young, a good rider, well educated, a good musician, good-looking, and sound in the faith. For all these qualities the stipend of £150 a year was offer ed, There's a billet for a parson in a par ishll in the bush; When the...
SAYINGS OF TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
SAYINGS OF TO-DAY AND YESTýRDAY. True lovers are' few-but not fart botween.--Estelle Klauder. It. is easy to be generous to a lault when the fault is our own.--.Nathan Lovey, When we reach forty we hbeginl to look up the names of men who be came famous after forty-five -- -Sam Stimson. There are many whose ia: eeOlllS to be prominence; but that quallly, they should remember, is possessed by a wart on the noe.---Br:ander Mat thews. Familiarity bree.l.--Sam Ml, ntz. The future tense of due is dll.- A, Johnston. A wrinkle might be terme;l the nick of time.-Ashley Sor? Cupid rules so5m0 uarriages, ance others are ruled by cupidity,--F, Mor ton Howard. A inoneye-l inu: can l have an?ytlhing he likes-and o(spe:li.Ily ainythllug he loves,-R. Moore. At twenty we inov, at thirty we think we know, an: at forty we give it up,-Greenwood Tak,.
JEWELLER'S STOCK OF OLD LONDON FOUND UNDERGROUND. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
JEWELLER'S STOCK OF OLD LONDON FOUND UNDERGROUND, Rather more than a year ago a large quantity of jewellery and other cxamples of the work of the sllver. esmth and the goldsmith of the six. teenth century was unearthed In a spot not far from St; Paul's Cathe. dral in London, It is supposed that this collection once formed the en. tire stock of a jewellor's shop and had been secreted either in Elizabethan or Jacobean times for some unknown purpose, All the articles were in per. feet preservation when found, 'fhe discovery was not made public until Lately, when some pieces of Jewellery were displayed in the British museum. Amongst these, which are to be seen 1I1 the "Anglo-Saxon, foreign Teutonic and later jewellery" room, are three rings., One Is set with light small em eralds encircling a large emerald; an. .ther contains a central sapphire, and a third a stone of a reddish tint, there is also a small pendant 'hearing a blue heart-shaped stone and orna. mented with enamel in a fine ...
FRUIT ONCE A DAY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
FRUIT ONCE A DAY, Everyone ought to take a little fruit once a dlay. The money Is well spent, Tlie mailntenance of health always costs something, and fruit should be one item in the IHat. One many Fay thai all ages are suitable for fruit diet. It is one of the ploasantest sighlt lia nil medical experlonce to watch a tiny baby respondlng to the proper treatment tor rickets, Ilickets sl due to bad hygiene, bad food, bad air, mi,,d surroundling, In the diet for the rickety f'aby fruit-Juice plays a very important part. If a baby does not appear to be thriving, and yet has nothing very definite the matter, tile additiln of a little fruit-juice to tilhe dally dietary will often be found very useful, A tetaspoonful of orangejulce or grape-juice taken three or four timoe a day Is about the right am ount. It may be vitried aocorlling to the age and sise of the child,
THE GENTLE CHAUFFEUR. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
THE GENTLE CHAUFFEUR. Mayor Harrison, of ChIcago, was be Ing congratulated at a luncheon on his ordinance forb!dding chauffeurs to blow their horns in the crowded busi. ness sections of the city. "Chauffeurs think," he said, "that they need only blow their horns and the pedestrians will leap out of the rway. Let the chanffour drive with care, remembering that the pedes. trians' right Is supreme, "Why, if something Isn't now done, the chauffeurs in their arrogance will be getting up a horn code for pedes trians to learn and obey-a code •omcthing like this "One toot: Throw a quick back headspring for the sidewalk, "Two toots: Dive over the car. "Thiree toots: Lie down calmly; it is too late to escape; but we will go over you as easily as possible It you keep very still. "One long and two short toots: Throw yourself forward and we will save both your arms. "One short and two long toots: Throw yourself backward and oune 1, will be saved. "Four toots: It's all up with you, but we promise...
HER BONNET. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
HER BONNET, When meeting bells began to toll, And pious folks 'began to pass, She deftly tied her bonnet on, The sober meeiing lass, All In her neat, whlte-curtalned room, before her tiny looking-glass. So nicely round her lady cheeks, She smoothed her hands of glossy hair, And Innocently wondered if lHer bonnet did not make her fair; Then sternly chid her foollsh heart for harboring such fancies there, So square the tied the satin strings, And set the bows beneath her chin, Then smiled to see how sweet she looked, Then thought her vanity a sin, And she must put such thoughts away before the sermon should begin, But, sltting 'neath the preached word, Demurely in her father's vpew', She thought about her bonnet still, Yes, all the parson's sermon through, About its pretty bows and buds, which better than the text she knew. Yet, sitting there with peaceful face, The reflex of her simple soul, She looked to be a very saint, And maybe was one, on the whole, Only that her pretty bonnet k...
DREAMS AND NIGHT TERRORS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
DREAMS AND NIGHT TERRORS, ".Anyone who has not the nature of a cabbage is neurotic," said Dr. Leon. ard Onthrie in a lecture on "The Ner. vous Child" before the Child Study Society. lie gave no definite advice as to what cshould be done with ner vous children, but he asked that they should be treated with symiptthy, and that their parents should not put down all the children's troubles to some form of organic disease. Ile de. scribed the night-terrors of nervous children as occurring between the years of three and eight, If the child suffers irom slight indigestion, .he he said, it is ;eldom terrified by pain, but by horrible faces. A stuffy bed room will make it dream of being strangled. Cold limbs often cause a child to get terrors ot !cebergs or ava anches, and lying il an uncom forltable posilon brings dreams of tor ture chambers. All its mental re sponncs to sensations are quadrupled In its dreams, and they bring on in tensifled memories of past troubles only faintly connected ...
HARM IN GLOOMY HOUSEHOLDS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
HARM IN GLOOMY HOUSEHOLDS, uoys and girls are often seoiled by parental gloom. The father never unbends. The mother's rheumatism hurts so she does not see how little Maggie can ever laugh. Childish curiosity is denounced as Impertin. ence. 'The dining-rooml is a palt.: ment, and everything in everlasting order. nials and tops in that house are a nuisance, and the play that the boy is expected most to relish is geo ti try, a little sweetened with the chalk of blackbnards. For cheerful reading, the father recommends Young's "Night Thoughts" and Har. voy's "Meditations Among the Tomnbs," At the first chance, the boy will break loose, With one grand leap he will clear the catechisms, He will burst away into all riotous living. lie will be so glad io get out of EgypE that he will Jump inito the Red Sea. The hardest colts to catch are those that have a long while been locked up. Restraints are necessary, but there must be some outlet. Too high a damn will 'r-erilow and inundate all the me...
CITIZENS' AT HOME. A GRATIFYING SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 13 June 1914
CITIZENS' AT HOME. A GRATIFYING SUCCESS, The "At Home" on Thursday at the town hall, by which the city proclama- tion festivities were brought to a close, was a most successful and enjoyable function. The citizens' committee Messrs B. E. Johnson (chairman), Henderson, Bastings, Butler, Bailey, Anderson, and W. Hayes (hon sec,) is to be congratulated on the excellent result of its labors, the assembly being in every way worthy of the important occasion, The first portion of the pro- gramme was devoted to concert items, contributed by the following high-class artists:-Messrs Fred Collier, Horace Jno. Book, Percy J. Blundell, Misses Emilie Stevenson, Ruby Groves, Jessie Cromb, Noel Geddes; at the piano, Miss Ruby Groves, An adjournment was then made for supper, a few hours' dancing afterwards completing the entertainment, Many attractive cos- tumes were worn by the ladies, among them being-- Mrs. R. Anderson, black satin trim- mming with old lace, Mrs. H. Bastings, white oriental satin...
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
LADIES' LETTER. From "Irene" in Melbourne. We are in the throes of the ball season now. Night after night the big halls in the city or one or other of the suburbs are full of happy.1 dancers, and the season, so far, is proving immensely enjoyable. The civic ball at St. Kilda is always one of the events of the year, and that held last week was no exception. They had a glorious color schoemeo for the decorations, and with nigh on a thousand of our elite, with the women follk in their most elaborate and ex pensive frocks, it was a fairy sight for wondering eyes to linger on. Hebrew representation in St. Kilda is a strong one, and as usual there were many comely Jewesses among the guests. Hawthorn also had a most successful function, and likeowlise Pah. ran. None of the new dances were included at the mayoral functions, but they have been much In evidence at other public and semi-private gather ings. The old South Yarra Skating Rink is taking on another lease of life under the high-soun...
WEDDING FETE FOR SERVANT. EMPLOYER'S DAUGHTERS AS BRIDESMAIDS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
WEDDING FETE FOR SERVANT. MBIPLOYER'S DAUGHITERS AS BLIIDESMAIDS. Not only did the members of the family in whose service she has been attend the wedding of Miss Rose Kate Shepherd at Tilford, near Farnham, Surrey, recently, but her master and mistress also arranged a wedding reo ception in the grounds of their house, while their daughterg acted as brides maids. The bride was Miss Shepherd, who for 12 y.pars had been employed by Mr. and 'Mrs.. Rupert )D. Anderson, of Waverley Abbey, and the bridegroom, Mr. Albert William Mark Fry, of WVeybridge. The parents of the bride and bridegroom live in the district and are in humble circumstances, and the scale of rejoicings was was largely due to the Interest taken in the marriage by MIr, and Mrs. Anderson and their fan. ily. The bride's -Wedding dress was of orepon de broche, aild the wreath of artiflcial orange blossom was one worn by trs,. Anderson at her owe wedding 25 years ago,
A BURIAL IN TONGA. CEREMONY IN SOUTH SEA ISLE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
A BURIAL IN TONGA. CEREMONY IN SOUTH SEA ISLE. By To Pana. The big chief was dead. Almost as rapidly as the force that sends news speeding along strands of wire under seas and over land sped the mouth carried message. It penetrated into neat villages in the interior, and travelled to palm shaded huts strewn iloug the sands guarded by spray covy ered reefs, The big chief died last night. That was the message. Out to tiny islands it went, to isolated plantatious, to parties at kava, to "head men" tn the midst of harangu. ing their people, to college students poring over books. The big chief died last ilight. It was enough. Respect Is instinct with the Tougan. Custom, habit has It, that all people shall be at-the ceremony of laying great men at rest. And the big chief WAS a great man, He had worked well for his country; step by step mounted higher until le saw over the palm tops Ind view the sea antd the spray from afar, and the people from the level places jumped at his bidding. The b...
SAYINGS OF TO-DAY AND YESTERDAY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
SAYINGS OI TO-DAY AND YESTElIDAY. It is not enough for a man to know a good thing when he sees It. He must seize a good thing when he knows it,-Anon, None but the brave deserve the fair, and none but the brave can live with some of them.-Estelle Klauder. The heir-at-law of a Scottish mil lionaire is a barman at Newcastle. lHe changed his nname, and deluded Inquiry agents for ten years, He was acci dentally identified on a ferry boat by a schoolmate, who had been under a commission to seek him out for sev eral years, The barman declares his determination of remaining where he is, He refuses to become reconciled to his father, with whom he violently quarrelled. It. appears the parent, a widower, marrled tile son's best girl. --"Bystander,"' Sydney. There are only about thirty bar ber-shops in India, which bears out the idea we have always hold that India is a silent, non- communicative land,--"Cnnaminson Scimitar," The bacltblock audience is not al ways appreciative of high-class effo...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
FROM VARIOUS SOURO~S. Distance lends enchantment-but not when you're taking your girl home in a taxticab.-"New York Trl. bune," The esteemed weather clerk has sprung a now one. It is the word "smog," and it means smoke and fog. The clerk explains that very frequent ly there are times when this mixture is apparent in the atmosphere, and it considers the new word a great little idea, Very well, "smog" lot it be. But why end there? Let's call a mixture of snow and mud "smud," A mixture of snow and soot "snoot," and a mix. ture of snow and hail "snail." Thus we might have a weather forecast "Snail to-day, turning to snoot to night; to-morrow smoggy with smud." -"Kokomo Times," The Suffragettes are engaged in re vising the Bible. They'll probably want to call it Norah's ark.-"Detroit Free Press." Bill, an outback identity, was sus pected of being concerned in a sheep stealing campaign that had raged in the district for some months. Ultim ately his hut was raided by two police officers an...
FEMALE DETECTIVES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
FEMALE DETECTIVES, The adoption of women au pollce may be followed by a slimlhar course in London. Scotland Yard, however, has, of (ourVe, employpd women for years, and one of the olficials there told an Interviewer recently that it Is probable that more women will be employed In the future to deal with certain kinds of nquitlrles and cases. "The old idea of the pollceman's wife being used for detective work," he remlarked, "Is quite antlquated. At the present tlomnent there are special. ly.tralned women working on cases in Londoni, and each carries with her a small card which can be shown to any ono who qucstions her authority. Wo men detectives had their share In the campaign against fortune tellers in the West-end, anld where wontonii are' to be watched aitnd shadowed it Is obh viously Impossible to employ men for the \\ork. Some valuable informatloni in regard to the activities of suffra gettes was gained by women, but it would be fatal to their usefulness if these female detect...
East Ward Progress Association. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 20 June 1914
East Ward Progress Assoola* tion. The monthly meeting was held on Sat urday, Mr. Findlay (president) presid ing over a large attendance of members, A report from the conference with ref erence to the advisability of extended travelling facilities through the eastern portion of the city was adopted. The report, which was a lengthy one, recom mended a motor-bus service starting from Dundas street, southerly along Hamilton street and Victoria road, thence westerly along Westgarth street and southerly along High street to the Clifton Hill tram terminus, It was de cided tohold a meeting of the four as sociations interested with the object of discussing this matter. A vote of thanks wvas passed to Mr. Mitchell for his dona tion of £1 is towards the park improve ment fund. Three nominations were re ceived from candidates aspiring to the position of councillor for the east ward. The result of the ballot was in favor of Mr. W. Williams, who was elected as the selected candidate of the associ...