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FOR THE OFFENCE OF THINKING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
FOR THE OFFENCE OF THINKING. A boy of twelve was found wander. ing one day in the fields near Genoa, Italy, by an A?astr?an police agent, and was roue"d from a mood cf abistrac. il l 13 TL:w.,:etion, "W hati, ;r - ,ou dol.,. ' "Thinking,"' was the teone re ply. Th'at evenHig, his father, a pro fessional man already under suspi. slon for the same offense, was inform ed of his son's occupation, and told also that the .u irian government did not permit of "thinking" by its lub jeoots. That was u'ýout the year 1820, A few years after tho boy was in pri son-still thinking! In the year 1819 all the roads to li lan were filled with armed and march ing columns-made up, not of Aus trians, but of Italians. On the main one running toward the ??'!i.. the heaviest body was n,. great stir was visible one ...... tremendous shout was heard do,'wn the entire line. It was taken up from brigade to company, from hamlet to hamlet, village to village, town to town, as the stirring report was heard, and m...
NORTHERN TRAMWAYS EXTENSION LEAGUE. ST. GEORGE'S ROAD TRAM. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
NORTHERN TRAMWAYS EXTEN. SION LEAGUE. ST. GEORGE'S ROAD T'JRAf . A largely-attended meeting, con vened by the League, was held in the Town I-all, Northcote, on Tuesday evening, about 500 persons being pre sent. The chair was taken by tlh president of the League, ex-Cr. W. 'eainl, who was supported by Mr. Mar tin 1lannah, M.L.A., COi. Schwaebsch and \Voolhouso (Nurthcote Council), and various visiting delegates and Ille beors 'i)le r12cilii'nii , in oplii ng l0o mnoot ing, said that in Lvoi'y muniiicipality rolniii .11lolloiirln tile (iiLetiiiin of traniis hliil r1'2civcd groeat aittitioni, i?iiinl x l),lionllco plrovil tlihit thllese could )i iiippllicd, to thlo lasting lionofl (i o thio peopllo, i iiacilities for tliinsit wuere as scntial to plgrll'ss, iand in the cllasl of Nortlthcote, it w's inot i'L'aso(iiiilel1 to think tihat ano "bottleo-lock" linii should satisfy thile wnts of theo north orn i esideiits. l'rlia niinit had hlgis ' lted for thlu constriictionl of trains liy ini...
A GENTLE HORSE BREAKER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
A GENTLE HORSE BREAKER. Next to Alexander the Great, who in his youth subdued Bucephalus, per haps the most famous of* all horse breakers was John Rarey, the Ohio Ian, who died at the ago of 38, after having amassed a fortune by his skill. With the awakening of his mental energies, the boy realised that there was something wrong in the preval out method of breaking horses. His childish soul recoiled at the cuffs and blows with which drivers were wont to subdue their animals, Throughout his schooldays the subject of his comn positions was "Man's Best Friend-the Noble Horse." His most ambitious effort was a rhyme, In which he sang. the gospel of "kindness, patience and firmness' In dealing with the brute creation. The turning point in his, boyhood cajoie on his twelfth birthday, His father, now an extensive dealer in horses, presented to him an unbroken pony, which the lad proceeded to train aLer his own Ideas. Little attention was paid to his manoeuvres with the pony until neighbors ...
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
CHURCH NEWS, On Sunday morning at the South Preston Methodist church, Mr. W. Thorpe will conduct a special old people's service, The old folks of the district are specially invited, At 2.30 to-morrow afternoon the South Preston Methodist Young Men's Bible Class topic will be-" The Jewish Idea of a Perfect Kingdom." The Rev, 0, Knee's subject on Sunday evening at the Preston Methodist church will be that much debated one of Jonah's adventure in the Mediterranean Sea. The services at the Nortlhcot (cin gregational Church on Sunday will b.t conducted by the pastor. The monir.ing subject is "The Poultice of Figs," anl in the evening "Paul in a Basket." A solo will be rendered by Mrs, Fothergill, of Albert Park, At the High street Methodist chiirii'h to-morrow the brotherhood nieetiag .t 10 o'clock will be led by Mr. Kellam n. who will read a paper on " The Safety of the Righteous,' The Rev. J. Adarn' will conduct the church service in thie morning, and will take as his subject: "A Psych...
A Woman's Way. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
A Woman's Way. "To begin with, what is your ago, madam?" was the lawyer's question. "My own," sho answered, promptly. "I understand that, madam; I mean, how old are you?" "I am not old, sir," with indigna. tion. "I beg yourn pardon, mnadam. I mean, how many years have you passed?" "None; the years have passed me." "1low many of them have passotl you?" "All. I never heard of them stop ping." "Madam, you must answer my ques tion. I want to know your ago." "I don't know that the acquaint ance 1! desired by the other side." "I don't see why you Insist upon ro. fus:ng to answer my question," said the lawyer, coaxlngly. ": am sure I would tell how old I was If I were asked." "Bait nobody would ask you, for eyvrylbody ,)knows that. you are old enough to know bettor than to be ask' Ing a woman her ago," And the lawyer passed on to the next question,
A BROTHER'S LOVE Published by arrangement with Cassell & Co. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER VI. The Poisoned Arrows. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
A BROTHER'S LOVE By GRAiilAM IIBRO\VN, Author of "The Soul of Iuclle," "The League of the Sacred Scarab,". etc. Published by arrangement with Cassoll & Co. All Rights Reserved, CIIAPTERI VI. The Poisoned Arrows. Angus Galbraith sat down by the little stove with the words of Eric, his brother, ringing in his ears. "I love Elsie Bisset." He passed his hand across his brow as if to free himself from some op. pressive incubus, For the moment he was too stunned to think, Never for a moment did a doubt of Elsie enter his mind. She had looked him in the face and said, "Angus, I love you," and that was enough, Angus Galbraith, the silent fisher man, was a largo-souled man. Yet lihe had a nature as simple as a child's, and he would as soon have thought of doubting the word of the girl he loved as of doubting his own exist ence. And lie loved his brother with a mighty affection. To him Eric was the perfection of manhood, and lihe had seen nothing of the feet of clay. "Oh, Why did Elsi...
GREAT FAMINES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
GREAT FAMINES. Since history began there have been 350 mighty famines, each of which killed thousands, and most of which carried off people by millions. The Scriptures speak of famines in the imen of Abraham, and the story of tie steven years' famine which pro vailed when Joseph was secretary of Pharaoh's treasury is a matter of Bib lical history. Rome had its famines hundreds of years hefor? Christ, and about 300 years after Christ wheat was worth 400 pieces of silver a bushel in An tioch, and about 100 years later par outs were eating their children in Italy to keep themselves from starv ing. Great Blritain has had famines back to the earliest of her records, and about the time that the Normans cane over it is said there was such a fanmiHe' o':er the Northern country that many of the Inhabitants sold themselves for slaves, and that the fief:h of horses, dogs, cats and rats had fixed prices in the market, and soine even ate human flesh. Twenty thousand people starved in london dnr!...
HERE'S TO THE HEROES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
HERE'S TO THE HEROES. \Ve give unstinted praise,to the man Who is brave enough to die; But the man who struggles unflinch. ingly Against the currents of destiny And bears the storm of adversity We pass unnoticed by, We've plaudits and tears for him who falls, Borne down in the shock of strife; 13ut a word of cheer we neglect to say To him who plods on his dreary way And tights in silence from day to day The unseen battles of life. There's courage, I grant, required to face Grim death on the gory field, There's also courage required to meet Life's burden and sorrow; to brave defeat; To strive with evil and not retreat; To suffer and not to yield. Some moments are there in every life When the spirit longs for rest; When the heart is filled with a bleak despair, When the weight of trouble, remorse, and care, Seems really greater than we can bear, And death were a welcome guest. But we crush it down and we go our way To the duties that lie in wait, From day to day we renew the fight To ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
Church Notices. A LL SAINTS' CHURCH, S NORTIICOTE, Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Rev. A. C. KELLAwVAY, M.A. - OIY' TRINITY, THORNBURY .I (Railway Parade). 'Sunday Services: 11 a.m., Holy Communion and Sermon. 4 p.m., Holy lhaptism. 7 p. in., "I Told You." Rev. C. W. WooD. A LL SAINTS' CHURCH, SC A PRESTON, Third Sunday after Trinity. 8 a.m., holy Communion, 11 a.m., Matins and Address. 7 pm., subiject, "The, Saviour and Life s Values. Rev. B. C.-A. EvA, 1ORTllCOTE PRESBYTERIAN N CIiuRCII (JAMES ST.) Minister: Rev, I. W, RocK, Sabbath Services: Morning, "God's Word a Safeguard." Evening, "The Power of Faith to Cure Impatience," 1) RE STON PRESBYTERIAN 1. CHURCH, Sunday Services: Minister: Rev. W. ARTHUR RonERTS. Morning at 11. Evening at 7. All Welcome. Seats Free. Welcome Social, Shire Hall, Tuesday, 30th June, at 8 p.m. rT-IORNBURY PRESBYTERIAN _ CHURCH, Rnssmoyne Street. Sunday Services: 11 a,m. and 7 lp.m., F, L. HEniOT. Sale of Gifts at Church, To-Day, at 3 p.m. N ORTHCOT...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
MR. & MRS. CLEVELAND Professors and Teachers of Refined Ballroom Dancing, give STRICTLY PRIVATE LESSONS, any hour, daily, evenings, and hold SUPERIOR ADULT BEGINNERS' CLASSES 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. 26.1 DRUMMOND ST., CARITON. Call, Write, or Phone 5608. Prospectus Post Free. Announcements. UNDER ENTIRELY NIEW --- MANAGEMENT - The Regal Cafe DS SMITH STREET, C OLLING;WiO OD. Dinner from 12 to 2. Ladies' Afternoon Tea a specialty Choice Fruits in Season. Only the Best ConfectioneryAkept 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 131 PLENTY ROAD, PRESTON, and has equipped it with an entirely New Stock, comprising all b...
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
LOCALISMS The committee of Northcote park grandstand carnival wishes to acknow ledge with thanks a donation £1 is from E. H. Goodenough towards the prize fund. The retiring members of the North cote City Council are Crs. Schwaebsch, Dennis, Henderson, Redmond and Glan field, Those who retire in Preston shire, Crs. Paterson; Robertson and Braith waite, A reward of £1 is offlred by the Northcote City Council for information leading to the conviction of any person damaging electric lamps or fittings. The' Northeote Horticultural Society social, held on the 18th inst., was fairly well attended, about 120 being present, who thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Fines were inflicted on various owners of wandering live-stock at the North cote Police Court on Monday, in amounts ranging from £1 to 5s, and several debtors in undefended cases were ordered to pay dues, with costs. By advertisment elsewhere the secre tary of the East Ward Progress Asso ciation invites friends and supporters nf Mr. W Wi...
THE GAME OF POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
THE GAME OF POLITICS. TuL? Governor-General having replied in the negative to the Senate's request for reasons on which the double dissolution was granted, it is anticipated that arrangements for the Federal elections will be at once made and the electors given the opportunity to put an end to the conditions that have ruled during the past parliamentary term. Little or nothing has been done for the welfare of the Commonwealth, for the reason that parties have been so evenly bal anced in the Lower House, and so un evenly divided in the House of Review, that an impasse resulted. Salaries have been paid to legislators for the work of sitting down and making faces at each other.' With their tongues in their cheeks, parties have played shuttlecock with national interests, while the elec tors looked on with amazement or amusement, according to their particular moods. To those who regard present day politics as "a reasonable game for a man to play," there should be matter for interest in t...
MARRIAGE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
IMARRIAGE, A dainty wedding was celebrated at the Northcoto Presbyterian church on Monday, April 27th, the contracting partieso being Miss Ada Lane, of Bal Ilrat, and Mr. Thos. G. Shaw, of Mc Crackon avenue, Northcote, the Rev. R. W. Rock officiated, - The bride was attired in a 'charming gown of crepe do chene, trimmed at neck and sleeves with blonde lace; the skirt was softly draped at one side, and fastened with silk orna ment and tassel; the court train hung gracefully from the shoulders, and was daintily trimmed with orange blossom designed in heart shape; also wore a veil and wreath of orange blossom andl carried a large shower bouquet of white roses and asparagus fern. The first bridesmaid, NMiss Esther Lane (sister of bride) wore a pretty dress of chene silk, trimmed with white fur and silk lace, and was a:sited by Miss Ethel Black, who wore a becoming dress of rich corded silk, trinuned with pearls. Both carried posies, tango of apple blossom and fern. The train-bearers wer...
"TROUBLE." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
"TROUBLE," Did .you meet that trouble, that came your way With a smiling heart, and cheerful; Or hide your face from the light o' day, .With a Craven Soul, and fearful? Oh! trouble's an ounce, or trouble's a ton, Yes, trouble is just what-you make it, And it isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts, But only, "How did you take it?" You are beaten to earth, well! well! what's that? Come up with a smiling face; It's nothing against you to fall down flat, But to lie there, that's a disgrace, The harder you're thrown, the higher you bounce, Be proud of your blackened eye, For it isn't the fact that you're licked that counts, Uit "fIow did you fight, and why?" And though you be hone too he death, whllt then. If you'vo battled the best you could, If you've played your part in the world O' men, The Critic will call it "Good!" Death comes with a crawl, or he comes with a pounce, And, whether ho be slow or spry, hL' never the fact that you're dead that counts, But only "How did you die?"<...
BASEBALL. A GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
BASEBALL. A GRADE. Northcote played St. Kilda at North cote on Saturday, and were defeated by 5 runs to 0. St. Kilda played a good game, Nelson pitching, in his best form, and proved to be the best pitcher the locals have met. Northcote-tried a new pitcher in Elliot, and he put uip a very good performance in keepinmg St. Kilda down to 5 runs. With a little practice he should develop into a fine pitcher. In the first two innings Northcote's fielding was weak, but it improved as the game progressed. Begg was the only local batsman to reach first base twice, Gibaud filled the catcher's position with credit, although he had a rather rough time in the mask. Billings took a fine catch in the outfield, and Crawley put in some fine work at third base. St. Kilda-0, 3, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 1-5. Northcote-0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0-0. To-day's match is against Fitzroy at Fitzroy. Team-Begg, Billings, Bol ton, Brown, Bailey, Crawley, Elliot, Froebel, Gibaud, Yecomans, Robinson.
Up-to-date Proposing. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
Up-to-date Proposing. "'I'm looking for a wife," he said, 'As by her side he tarried. "Your wife!" she cried. "I didn't know, Nor dream that you were mnar tLed I" "Who said .I was? Not I, indeed! But won't you end my search?" And then, of course, she saw the point (His quest led to the church), Nothing is so ditflcult and ungra. clous as to unteach those who have been ill-taught.
C GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
C GRADE. Northcote found themselves in a rather awkward position last Saturday at Albert Park, when they were only able to put seven of their regular play ers in the tield against M.C.C. Although defeated Northcote played a fine game, lasting nine innings, and were only out played in the outfield. Some of the Northcote batters found the pitching rather diflicult, but the team made fewer errors this match than in recent games. Northcote's best were Thom son, Richardson, Sturken, and Walker. M,C.C.-2, 0, 5, 1, 1, 0, 2, 0, 0-11. Northcote-0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 0, 0, 2, 0-3, Northcote play Y.M.C.A. to-day at the park. Team-Thomson (2), Rich ardson, Hayes, Smith, Walker, Sturken, McPhee, Proposch, Hamilton. The match, Preston v. Prahran, was played last Saturday at Toorak Park. reston's battery, Blundell amd Gillies, was very effective. Blundell got six strike outs, and Westmoreland on first base played a sure game, and Wilson at centre field was very good. The batting was done by Sykes (2), an...
Preston P.L.C. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
Preston P.L.C. The usual fortnightly meeting was held at the Rechabite hall on the 1Sth inst., the president (Mr. Davidson) oc cupying the chair, There was a good attendance. The reports from tl\e vtari ous committees deputed to supervise affairs connected with the electorate campaign were discussed, and generally approved. The report of the building committee was regarded as of the utmost importance. The scheme is in a progressive stage, and, should no ad verse circumstance retard, the members will le accommodated in a fine building shortly. The social committee disclosed another link to the chain of successes that seems to follow their efforts. Comrade Morgan, the selected Labour cann]idate, briefly related experiences connected with the State election. It was evident that the fact of the Federal elections intervening will disrupt the continuity of interest, Several new members were elected.
Northcote Recreation and Cycling Club. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
Northcote Recreation and Cyov ling Club. -4- The above club held its fortnightly meeting at rooms on June 24.th, Mr. J. Slittery in the chair, Mr. Brice prom ised a sash and badge for a series of test races to be held at the end of the season, and Mr. A. Roberts donated a gold medal to be competed for in all-round sports, consisting of billiards, quoits, footracing and cycling. The club is leading in the I.C,C.A, sports competition, and mem bers are reminded not to forget to be in attendance next Wednesday, the club meeting Richmond. The club held a 15 mile road race'on Epping road last Sat-. urday, first prize being an oak exten sion table donated by Mr. Millington. The result was a close finish, W. Math leson (7 minutes) winning by half a wheel from W. McLeod (8 minutes), W. Heidelberg being third. II. Millington secured fastest time, doing the distance in 42 min. 20 sees.
Pride of Northcote I O.R. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
Pride of Northoote I OR. The fortnightly meeting was held on Tuesday evening, the C.R., Sis. Deal, in the chair. Two new members were pro posed, At the conclusion of business a ladies' novelty night was held, the prize for the best.sustained character being won by Miss H. Bower (Suffragette), and the must effgctive costume by Miss Thompson (Kiltie,) Sis. Angus acted as M.C., and Mrs. Davenport assisted at the piano in her usual able manner. A dialogue, by Sisters Bower and Mern brey, was specially good, as was the highland fling, danced by the Misses Thompson, and a dainty coon song by little Miss Davenport. Refreshments ments brought a most enjoyable e'. ening to'a close.