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CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
CONCERT. - 4----- The first of a series of concerts in aid of the new church building fund of Holy Trinity, Thornbury, was held on Tues day evening in the Gfiild hall, Shaftes bury parade. The room had been taste fully decorated by members of the Ladies' Guild, who, through their secre tary, Miss Bang, were responsible also for the programme, which was an excel lent one indeed, every item being most cordially received. The novelty of the evening were the items of Mr. Nelson, who contrived to produce musical har mony from such objects as saucepans, gas pipes, saucers, and a kerosene tin. Another favorable feature of the evening was the fact that the concert started at 8 sharp, much to the satisfac tion of the overflowing audience present. The following is the programme:-Piano forte duet, Misses Cohn and Body; song, "The watch below," Mr. Gallagher; song, "Farewell," Miss Hayes; recita tion, "House that Jack built," Master J. Sutcliffe; musical selection on gaso phone," Mr. R. Nelson;...
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. The Scotch night on Monday last attracted an enormous audience, who fairly screamed at the various items rendered by the quaint comedian, Mr. Will Whitburn, he scored a well deserved triumph, and was recalled again ahd again. Other keenly appreciated items were the cornet solos by Mr. Charles Smith, and selections by The Northcote Vice-Regal Band. The star pictures, "The Curse of War" and "The Lifeof Robert Burns," were brilliant examples of the onward march of cinematography. Miss Mary Pickford, described as America's greatest picture celebrity, well merits her title in the feature film entitled "'' Caprice"' which will be pre sented to-night for the last time. "Hearts of Women" and "Max and the Portmanteaux " are pictures worthy of special praise in a really first-class programme. Two big stars are billed for three nights, commencing 'Monday next. Pride of place must be given to "The Life of Napoleon," a Pathe representa tion of the little corporal's career from...
CARBINE STORIES. "OLD JACK'S" FIRST RACE. DAN O'BRIEN REMINISCENT. CARBINE'S LUCKY PURCHASE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
CARBINE STORlES, "OLD JACK'S" FIRST RACE. DAN O'BRIEN REMINISCENT, CAIlBINE'S LUCKY PURCHASE. The man who saw that prince of Australaslan racehorses, Carbine, grew from an awkward yearling until he won the Moelboir,,o Cup five years later, under tie ilitinmping weight of 10st, 1ib., is naturally sorry that the great horse is dead. Mr, Dan O'Brien had Carbine as a yearling; he named lllu, and the whole of his family took such an interest in him that he came to be looked upon as one of them. Mr. O'Brien will sing the praises of Car blne, perhaps the most popular horse that ever raced in Australia, as long as people care to listen, He knew every movement of the champion, and even after he sold him always backed hih , In his races. Carbine was foaled at Sylvia Park, Auckland, in 1885, just 29 years ago, and one of Mr. O'Brleon's treasured possessions is the photograph of the youngster which was in a few years to be worshipped by the race-going public. Mr. O'Brien remembers vivid. ly eve...
Consolation. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
Consolation. They were a newly-married couple, (This story Is intended for the peru sal of eldlerly readers only,) She met him on the doorstep, and took his umbrella and his hat from him, but as he followed her Into the dlnlng-roonm he observed that there was some thing amiss, "lHarold," she said, "how can I break the news to you?" "I hope," heo replied, with visions of his account with the stores, "the ser vant has not been breaking anything more expensive than news." "No, no," she replied. "She has not broken anything that matters only the cut-glass salad bowl, three tumblers, and a water-bottle, What I have to tell you is that there are no sweets for dinner. I have been the victim of a terrible accident," lie. went over to her with all the grace of the hero of a serial story, and smoothed her golden locks. "'es," sihe said, "I made some beau. tiful fruit tarts for dinner, but the mice got into the pantry and ate them all up." "Dear, kind-hearted little girl," he murmured, "I alwa...
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, 22nd June, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, 22nd Juno, 1911., Preseut: Ors, Crispo (acting presi dent), Stanlako, Paterson, Warr, All chin, Howe, Robertson, Brieknoll. The minutes of last meeting and out going correspondence were read all approved, Correspondence., From City of Essendon, grantin, permission to the curator, Mr, J Oliver, to advise on laying out the Preston Park.-Received, with thanks From J. Pritchard, Wood street, Preston, asking that something might hbe done to the road and right-of-way at Rosebury avenuo,--Referred to comn mnittee of the wholo. From City of Melbourne, offering secondhand road metal waggons for sale o,-Received, From J. G, Membrey, M.L.A., Ir police station at South Preston, stat mng that the Department reported that two constables wore now living in the locality (where there was previously only ono), and that the change was beneficial to the residents.-Received. From City of Camberwell, tor sani tation report.-Referred to committee of the whole, From Postmaste...
WILD CATS. A MENACE TO BIRD LIFE. FISH ALSO SUFFERING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
WILD OATS, A MENACE TO BI1RD LIFE, FISH ALSO SUFFERING. Tame cats have gone 'wild in Aus tralia and are likely to prove a men. ace, Mr. Gregory Matthews, whose mamimoth work on the birds of the world entitles him to respect, states that cats are spreading well over Australia and destroying ground and tree birds. He says that one of his collectors found cats as far as Ta. nami, 500 miles from the West Aus. cralian coast, and that they have evi dently been taken out by blacks and gone wild, He ascribes to the cats the gradual disappearance of wild pigeons and some kinds of parrots in parts of the northwoest. Mr, Matthews is not telling Aus tralians much that is new in this re spect, Naturalists for a long time nave regretted that no mea'ns are adopted beyond casual shooting to re duce the number of bush cats in Aus tralia, for between them and the ,oxes the ground fauna and trout are likely to be completely wiped out of existence, Before long the wild birds will not suffice to fill th...
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
LADIES' LETTER. From "Irene" in Melbourne. Mrs. Norman Menzies, wife of the proprietor of Melbourne's swell hotel, but best-known `to the general public as Miss Dorothy Vane, has decided to return to the footlights, She has accepted an engagement with J. C. Williamson Ltd, and will portray the leading roles in the Gilbert and Sulll van opera season, which begins on June 27 at Her Majesty's Theatre. Miss Vane is enthusiastic about her reappearance on the stage, Speaking the other day, she said: "Ever since I left the stage I have wanted to go back. There is no doubt about it. Though the life of the stage has its disappointing phases, once you belong to it, you always belong to it. The subtle hold it gets over one may be al most imperceptible at times, but it Is not the less strong, One might say that the stage gets into one's blood, I need not say that every time I have witnessed a first-night performance I have looked longingly at the people oehind the footlights and wished I were b...
BARE-LIMBED GIRLS. CHICAGO SOCIETY SHOCKED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
BARE-LIMBED GIRLS, CHICAGO SOCIETY SHOCKED. The revels of the Daphne Greek pageant, in which many bare-limbed, airily.clad girls and several male dan. cers, in similar classic freedom of garb, took part, formed a much-dis cussed topic of conversation among members of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, The pageant took place at an Art institute, and no men witnessed It except those who partici patod. All the members of the Federation agreed as to the artistic beauty of the spectacle, but there was a con slderable variance of opinion as to the propriety of the proceedings and the lack of drapery which character ised it. One delegate to the Federation doe. clared that the costumes worn by the girls in the pageant wore modest In comparison with some of the ex treme fashionable effects worn by cor. tain delegates at a dance which re. presented the pursuit of Daphne by Apollo, At a luncheon in her beautiful New York residence a journalist said to Mrs. O. H..P. Belmont: "I am glad yo...
FLYING IN EXCELSIS. WHAT ENGLAND IS DOING. A DAY AT AN AERODROME. AIR-JAUNTS FOR THE PEOPLE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
FLYING IN EXOELSIS, WHAT ENGLAND IS DOING. A DAY AT AN AERODROME. AIR-JAUNTS FOR THE PEOPLE. There is no doubt that we shall have aerial vessels of the heavier than-air type of the size of ships, carrying many hundreds of pas sengers. They will cross the Atlantic in a day with the safety and certainty of express trains. I hope to cross to New York in this way to myself one day. -Claude Grahame-White. This is what Mr. Claude Grahame. White, one of Britain's first and best aviators, and now the managing direc tor of the London Aerodrome at Hen don, in the north-west of London, says in one of the. programmes of racing connected with that venture. He says other things in the programme. But it is not so much what he says that must appear startlingly novel to far away Australians as what is con tained in that programme. There are 10 pages of it, It costs twopence, But it is surely the most revolution ary programme in the world, just as Hendon is the most revolutionised place in the world ...
Even Chances. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
Even Chances, Detective (investigating casq in connection with office) to ofce boy: Who arrives at the ofilco first In the morning, Mr. Jones or hlls partner? Office Boy: Sometimes one, some. times the other, sir. Defective: Can you give me any in. formatlon by which I can discover on what day Mr. Jones is likely to arrive first? Office Boy: Well, sir, at first he was always last, but later he began to get earlier, till at last he was first, though he had always been behind, He soon got later again, though of late he has been sooner, and at last he got behind as before, But I ex. peat he'll ,be getting earlier sooner or later. Detective: I see.
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES. If flowers have come by post they will freshen up wonderfully if their stems are placed in hot water for a little while before arranging them in vases, Before eating an orange, soak it in hot water for half an hour, The skin will loosen and come off easily, and the orange will be as sweet as if freshly picked. To remove labels from bottles, wet the label with water and hold it over a flame for a second or two, The steam quickly penetrates the label ann softens the gum or paste. To clean sultanas quickly,. place the fruit in a floured cloth. Tie the ends of the cloth and shakeo well for five minutes. The stalks will fall off and the fruit will be clean for using. If, when making boiled starch, a piece of soap is left in, it will be found during the 'ironing process that not only will the iron slip along easily, but a beautiful glossy effect will be produced. Boiled potatoes make an excellent subst:tute for soap when the hands have become blackened by contact with po...
SPOONING GROUNDS. NOVEL MATCH-MAKING SCHEME. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 27 June 1914
SPOONING GROUNDS. NOVEI MATCII.MAKING SCIEME. The establishment of recreation places for young people, which lie terms spooning can':,es, is advocated by Mr Otto F. ThutI, Commissioner of PropLrty In the city of Denver, Colorado, ' Mr. Thum has advanced views on the subject. In a statement he has made of his plans for improving the playgrounds and parks of the city he urged that a number of places should be sot aside wheore young men and younr; v, omen miu'it meet ard be come acquainted, I I' hil ':es that the plan, if carried out under proper muncipal supervision, would greatly increase the number of happy mar riages.
C GRADE. PRESTON V. ESSENDON. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 4 July 1914
C GRADE. PRESTON V. ESSENDON. This match was played at Essendon last Saturday, and as the local team had been playing some good ball the last few games, a ood go" was expected and fully realised. At the end of 8 innings the score was Sall. Preston hit hard in the 9th innings and rattled up 7 runs and got out through time getting close. Essendon went in for their final innings with 21 minutes to play. Blun dell, pitching in his best style, struck two batsmen out and had two strikes up against the third when time was called, the match thus ending-in a draw. Preston only had one more pitch to finish the game and the worst luck was that the umpire's watch was 2 minutes fast. Blundellstruck out 10, Gillies caught splendidly. Wilson scored 3 runs, and Westmoreland, a't short stop, took two good flies. To-day's game is at Williamstown. Players are requested tocatch the 12.18 train if possible. Northcote again suffered defeat on Saturday, this time at the hands of the Y.M.C.A., a fast impro...
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 4 July 1914
FOOTBALL. By their showing on Saturday against Brunswick Northcote again proved that they are now a team to be reckoned with, The home team had the best of game the opening quarter, during which they scored 2 goals 5 behinds to North cote's 1 goal 3 behinds. Though North cote had all the play in the succeeding term, they failed in goal-kicking. They had six scoring shots-some of which were fairly easy-but only behinds re sulted. Brunswick's only contribution for the quarter was a behind, the scores at the interval being-Brunswick, 2.6; Northcote, 1.9. Good football was shown by both teams in the third quar ter, Brunswick striving hard to secure a winning lead, but finding their oppon ents a tough proposition. Seven points separated the scores as the final term was entered on, and an exciting finish was the result. Honors were even this luarter-3 goals 3 behinds being scored by each team. Final result-Brunswick, 8.11 (59 points); Northcote, 6.16 (52 points). Failure in the goal-kicki...
INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL AT GLASGOW. A CROWD OF 140,000. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 4 July 1914
IINTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL AT OLASGOW. A CROWD OF 140,000, [BY WIU ROCK.] It was well worth the long railwray journey that a feollow-Australian and I oatdo front Inverness, if only to see the extraordinary crowd at the Inter national (Association football) betweenc Scotland and England at Glasgow. T''le attendance, estimated at 120,000, does tnot constitute a record for the ground, but as somethling like 20,000 people were shut out owing to a mistake ot the part of the offioiala, who, thinkintg tho ground full, closed thle gates at 2.45 p.m., there were probably 1410,000 people who visitedl Hampden Park with the intention of seeing thie match, En thusiasts travelled over-night from all parts of the United Kingdonl for this game, some 1.1 special trains coningg from London alone. On tile Saturday night Glasgow hotels and lodtlging houses were qutite unable to provide accommodation for thle arny of visitors. Hamnlxlon Park ground, tlhe largest in Gl'eat Britain, although not to Ibe compa...
BASEBALL. A GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 4 July 1914
BASEBALL. A GRADE. Northcote played Fitzroy last Satur day, and after a full game Fitzroy won by two runs. Elliot and Crawley did the pitching for Northcote, the latter being the more successful. Northcote's batting was again weak, Brown and Begg being the only batsmen to keep up their reputation, Brown getting a nice "three bagger" in his last innings. In the field Froebel was the most promin ent, getting twelve victims at first base without error. Begg, on second base, also fielded well, and in the outfield, Billings, Bolton and Brown accepted every chance hit out to them. Northcote play Collingwood at North cote park to-day, play starting at 1.30.
WE DIDN'T KNOW. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 4 July 1914
WE DIDN'T KNOW, "Johnny's gone to be a nangel," a little girl, with eyes wide with awe anid wonder, confided to a visitor at tile house of mourning. "Johnny's my brother, and I didn't know he was goin' to be sick and go away last night. On'y yesterday he was here with his coat all tore where he'd been playin', and his hands scratched. lie wanted a bite of my apple, and I wouldn't give him any. I wish now I had,.hut I didn't know he was goin' to be a nangel," Poor little sister! That is what we all say afterwards, "We didn't know," and oh! how .our heatrts ache over the scratched hands for which we for. got to show\\' any synliathy, and the apples we selfishly refused to share! \VWe were busy, tired, Imipatient, and outr own lhands were smarting. We thought our burtdens heavy; we want. ed to be helped ourselves, instead of helping others, and tile little plea at our sidle miet no response. We didn't know it was tile last plea, but now we can never forget the wistful eyes which follow...
BEAUTIFICATION OF MERRI CREEK. A PLAN OF OPERATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 4 July 1914
BEAUTIFICATION OF MERRI CREEK. - +------- A PLAN OF OPERATIONS. Mr. J. Johnstone, Conservator of Forests, has supplited the following spe cial report to the Northcoto City Coun cil for the inmprovement of Morri Creok: This winding gulch is at present any thing but pleasant to the eye, hut could be made beautiful if properly planted with trees and shrubs. The creek might well be called an ideal spot for landscape gardening. SWhen setting out the plants, line planting should he avoided, In plant tng a creek of this kind charming ef fecta can he produced by introducing trees with pendulous branches, and leaving space to develop them. By so doing, a delightful shade can be created on the lower sloper of the lofty banks. Evergreen trees and tree-like shrulis should he judici~sslyv arranged for effect. There are many ugly spots that can be made attractive by plant ing on them, to grow over hem, climhing and trailing shrubs and shrub like plants. Native trees and shrubs should he arranged ...
POINTS ON PALMISTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 4 July 1914
POINTS ON PALMISTRY, Smooth, conical fingers are a sign of talkativeness and levity, Strong, knotted fingers show pru dance andl capacity. A palm too slim, narrow, and feeble indicates instinct without capacity. If the palm is too large the person is coarse and animal-llke, .If -the outer-Joint of the fingers forms a knot, the person has wellhar ranged ideas. 'Thoe individual who has knots at the middle joints of the fingers always has a place for overythlyg andi every. thing ill its place. Intellect belongs to knotted fingers, grace to smooth ones, The person whose fingers are smooth and pointed is guided wholly by in spiratlon, and never has a reason for what hlie does, The hard, wrinkled hand which is opened to ts full extent with diml culty shows intractability, a mind without pliancy. Large hands mean a close attention to minute details. Broad nails show the owner to bhe bashful and gentle,
Preston P.L.C. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 4 July 1914
Preston P.L.C. A meeting of the above was held at the Rechabite hall on Thursday evening, 25th, the president, Mr. Davidson, in the chair. Judging from the attendance interest continues to increase concern ing tile various mediums relied on to se cure a Labor victory in triplicate form, viz,, Municipal, State, and Federal. Comrade Harrison referred to the leth argy prevailing among the ranks of the workers, which he deplored, in view of the improved status enjoyed by way of shorter hours, increased rate of pay, and many other privileges that would have remnined in abeyance. The discussion afterward resulted incidentally in a good deal of information being disclosed. A communication was received from Northcote I'P.L.C. requesting delegates to a deputation to Northlcote Theatre, concerning employment of Unionists, etc. reports from Bourke campaign com mittee and Women's organlsmgn all glowed with the fire of enthusiasum.