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NORTHCOTE PUBLIC LIBRARY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

NORTHCOTE PUBLIC LIBRARY. The visitl paid fl lat week to tlio Norlhcote Free Library was the lirst oflicial visit of tlhe JI'blic Library As sociationu of Victoria to any ilnstitution outside the Melbourne Public Library, lnd from it milchl good should result, as (ldring thi convcersation between comlniittou and visitors many nuw and vallable ideas wero exchanged, and will, from tinou to time, bo given effect to. AmloiiKtt thcso were the publica tion of a library magazine or periodi. cal, in which all now hooks would ho listed, ind reco(mmeondations as to so lection given ; recognition of Inctropoli tan libraries by State Government; im plroved methods of getting books to nIladors, etc. In the course of conversation with visitors, it was gathered that North cote F'roee Library, if not holding the record, goes very close to it, as Jar as relates to circulation of hooks. North cote's borrowers total 1580; hooks numllier close 0 0(10on 6000, ad an an uid issue of 5 ,00 a v aollles, or ...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
NOTES FROM EVERYWHERE [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

NOTES FROM EVERYWHERE Aeroplanes will be used to bring diamonds from the mines of German South-west Africa to their shipping point. The air route will save both time and money, since it will at once do away with tie necessity of. tra versing difficult jungle paths and of sending a troop of soldiers with each shipment to protect it from robbers. France contains more people of sixty years of age than are found in any other European country, The next greatest percentage of old peo. pile is found in Ireland. It is said that a jeweller in San Francisco has invented scales so exact that they can record the dif ference between the weight of a fly alive and the same fly dead. The lat ter is a trifle heavier, As the Greek Government is of opinion that tihe British soldier is the best-dressed fighting man in Europe, they have instructed a well-known London military tailor to design new uniforms for all their officers and men. The Karna orange of Upper India yields two kinds of fruit on the sa...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
THE FIRST MAN. NEW LIGHT ON THE FALL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

THE FIRST MAN, NEW LIGHT ON TIHE FALL. Officials of the University Museum at Philadelphia, according to an In dependent cable this week, confirm the reports describing a new version of the Flood and the Fall of Man, as translated from an ancient Sumeor fan tablet by Dr. Stephen Langdon, professor of Assyriology at Jesus Col. lege, Oxford. The tablet is part of a collection un. earthed by the University's expedition to Nippur, and the inscription was copied by Dr, Langdoln when he visit ed this city last autumn. On compar" ing the tablet which he translated with a similar fragment translated by Dr. Proebel, tile authorities found that the two tablets were evidently writ ten by the same person, about 2500 B.C., or 400 years before the time of Abraham, It is believed that the fragments are parts of two separate tablets, which, with others, formed a treatise, or hymn of praise, giving an account of the beginning of the world, They tell of the Flood, and use the Sumerian, equivalent for ...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
TWISTED TITLES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

TWISTED TITLIES. lnlumorous twists given to book titles by library borrowers may be 11 lustrated by the following requests, which are but a few of many: I come for Mr. A---. Will you please send himn 'Indecent Orders (In Deacon's Orders) ?' "Have you a novel entitled 'She Combeth Nor lHer I-lead (lHe Cometh Not, She Said)?' "'Kiss Auntle (Qulsante),' if you please. "Very disturbing to the librarian was a request received on a postcard from a male reader: "Kindly reserve me 'A Damsel or Two.' " Two people who went to the Antarc tic-Ernest Joyce and the brave Frank Wild (the latter died with beott)-searched in vain for a flea, one of the Rothschild family having offered £1000 for each specimen cap tured. Biut there were no Ileas; none on the explorers, none on the dogs, none in tihe blankets. What a coun try, says the Syuney "Sun." The world has never yet seen what the human race would be capable of if there were no fleas to c?use insoim nia and nlervous breakdown. A tlious andcl poun...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
NORTHERN TRAMWAY EXTENSION LEAGUE. DEPUTATION TO THE PREMIER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

NORTHERN TRAMWAY EXTEN, SION LEAGUE. DEPUTATION TO THE PREMIER, As authorised at a largely-attended meeting, held at Northcote recently, the Northern Tramway Extension League on Wednesday approached the govern ment, asking legislative intervention in inducing the Northcote City Council to extend facilities for the creation of an electric tram service to run along St. George's road from the terminus of the Fitzroy tram, and branching near Thornbury, to continue on to the inter sections of Regent street and Elizabeth street and Plenty road and Tyler street. There was a very large and represent ative gathering, including represent atives from all the districts interested. The deputation was introduced by Mr. J, G. Membrey, M.L.A., who explained that what was really wanted was a bill to authorise the construction. That part or ihe metropolitan area south or :he Yarra was being admirably served .v electric trams, which were spreading n all directions. On the other hand, 'he northern subu...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SHOPPING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

.\ lady a:lh?es to a store To biy:; ;plool of thread, .At first site lttks at hats galore Then carving kniveis and bread. From there she travels to the aisle \\'hen tda\'venports are 'kept., A.\d then she lingers for a while .\round the ribbon dept. ;the looks at frying-pans and lace, Inspects the latest books, Sihe prices lotions for the face And linen goods and hooks. And when she's canvassed all the joints, The clerks are nearly dead, She brings the matter to a point And buys a spool of thread. An ilntlacutlte hutsbaltd atd dotinag father was trying to get a numbIll er oni lis telephone the other day, when his four-year-old daughter, clad for it walk, ran into the hall. "And has my little darling got her gloves on thils cold inornling?" he asked. To his as tonlshmnent the telephone rang off In his ear. He was still mori'o sur prised next day. Au inspector called and said that such liberties imust not be taken with the staff, and that they were determined to uphold the dils ciplin...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
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Star of Northcote Tent I.O.R. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

Star of .Northoote Tent I,O,R, The fortnightly meeting of the above was hold in the Riehabito hall on Thurs day evening, 2nd inst. The C.R. (Bro, J. Angus) occupied the chair, and there was a good attendance of members. The C. U. and D.R, were appointed to attend a united tent meeting at No. 541 tent. The secretary reported on the successful anniversary celebration, and special votes of thanks were passed to Bro. Grainger for -arranging the pro gramme, to the glee party for assist ance, and to Mr. Randall for loan of pot plants. A donation of 15s was passed to the Croxton junior tent football club. The quarterly balance-sheet, which showed the tent to be in a strong posi tion, both linancially and numerically, was submitted and adopted. Four new members were initiated, which mnkes a total of 26 for four tent meetings. One clearance and two propositions were also received. Next Thursday the quoit team plays South Yarra. Members of the glee party are reminlded to meet for practice on ...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SOME POPULAR LIES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

SOME POPULAR LIES. "Thank you, I never slept better in my life." "I never smoked a better cigar, old manll." "Can't tell you how sorry I am there is no room for your little boy in my car." "Yes, we get nine eggs a day." "I couldn't possibly live without you." "I nearly died laughing." "Oh, no, mother, my feet are not wet." "lie is the living image of his father." "Just two minutes from the sta tin." "You'll lind this just us good, mimdam." "I love you." T'hie theatre in a prosperous New Zealand mining town is owned by a well-known hotelkeepor of the place whom I shall refer to as Mick Lani gan, Mick know a whole lot about boor, but very little concerning the drama. HIe was once induced to play a Shakespearean star on terms, but. the speculation resulted in a financial loss. One night atick looked into the theatre during a performance of "Othello," and sat through half an act of Shakespeare's great tragedy. "Tell me, now," ho said to the star, as the latter sat at supper after the sh...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
MORTGAGEE'S RIGHTS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

MORTGAGEE'S RIGHTS · --+-----*- ·- --· An interesting point as to a mort gagee's rights under a bill of sale was raised at the Preston court on Tuesday, before Dr. Cole, P.M., Barrow, and Ellison, J's.P. H. C. Liebmann, of Collins street, Melbourne, the holder of a bill of sale on certain goods on Ben nett and Tyner's promises, claimed a dogcart that the latter firm had pur chased on time-payment conditions from Edward Pellowes, coachbuilder, Northcoto. Mr. L. S. Lazarus, who appeared for Fellowes, contended that, until the full amount of the purchase money had been paid, the cart under agreement remained the property of his client. There was a balance owing at the time of the seizure, which had sub. sequently been paid by Liebmann, but Mr. Lazarus claimed that the court could only consider the position before the seizure, and not after. Dr. Cole, P.M., said the Bench regarded Bennett and Tyner as only hirers of the dogcart until the full amount had been paid, and disallowed the cla...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
ABORIGINAL SUPERSTITIONS DEAD MEN'S NAMES NEVER MENTIONED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

ABORIGINAL SUPERSTITIONS DEAD MEN'S NAMES NEVER MENTIONED, By "Crystal." The Central Australian aboriginal firmly believed that the spirit or soul of a deceased blackfellow Immediately look up its abode in the body of an. other living human being, or else continued its existence in that of one of the lower animals. Of the former form of transmigration of the soul Ihey stood In no drdad whatever, ovi dently regarding it as the natural and proper'' consequence following disso lution. The latter, however, they viewed with horror, it being in their minds the worst calamity that could possibly happen. Death, according to their ideas, never resulted naturally, the death of one of their number be. ing invariably attributed to the agency of an evil spirit they called "'Tandooka." At the time of which I write they subsisted entirely by hunt ing, and when one of them fell sick .l warrior or medicine man was so lected to remain in camp and attend to the sick man, while the others were absent o...

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Pender's Grove Settlers' Association. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

Pender's Grove Settlers' Asso. clation. A large number of members at tended the meeting held on Wednesday. Several new members were proposed. Mr. Harkins, secretary of the co-opera tive movement, reported that a canvass was being made and strong support promised. Arrangements were being made with a lecturer to deliver a lecture to ladies in connection with the co-opera. tion. Mr. Mills tabled a notice of motion asking the association to pledge its support for a re-subdivision of the wards in the City of Northcote. The secretary was instructed to write and invite the north ward representatives to be present. Mr. E. A. Day lodged a notice of motion- "To delete the word settlers from the name of the association." The executive cordially invites members and ladies to i pleasant social gathering at the hall this evening. A large number of books have been generously donated by the members, so the opening of the proposed library is expected shortly.

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ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT PRESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

ATTEMPTED BURGLARY AT PRESTON. An audacious attempt at burglary was made at Cr. E. Allchin's store, 1lenty road, Preston, early on Tuesday morn ing. On arriving at the store after the midnight train to Preston, a young man named Ernest Bransgrove, who sleeps on the premises, noticed two men en gaged at a side window of the shop, which opens into a storage room. The men moved off to an adjoiiing tree guard, and the lad when passing the window noticed it had been interfered with, Continuing his walk along the street he obtained a good view of both men in the moonlight, and then passed on. One of the men followed him for somo distance, nfterwards returning and taking up a station where lie could see anyone approaching. Young Brans grove, however, after making a detour, and watching his opportunity, managed Ito steal unseen to Mr. Allchin's resi dence, adjoinilg thli shop, and aroused the owner, who speedily dressed, and arming himself, startel for the shop, where sounds from the window...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

CHURCH NEWS,. " Christ's Message of the Kingdom" is the theme for consideration at 2.30 to-morrow afternoon at the South Preston Methodist Young Men's Bible Class. Baptist Church, Northcote. -By direc tion of the Baptist Union next Sunday is being specially observed as llome Worship Sunday. Locally the morning service is specially devoted to this end, taking the form of a family service, which parents are asked to make a special point of attending in company with their families, parents and families sitting together as far as posibla. Mr. Hewison's theme will be " Home Battle ments." The church officers express the hope that there will be a good response to this invitation to attend. In the evening the subject, "Between Caesar and Christ," is being dealt with, a song service and special music being features of the evening gathering. At the Men's Own in the afternoon an old favorite with the men, Mr. Bredin, will speak on "The Infinite and the Infini tesimal." This will be followed b...

Publication Title: Preston Leader
Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
Northcote South Ratepayers' Association. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

Northoote South Ratepayers' Association. The ordinary meeting was held in All Saints' hall on Tuesday evening, Mr. R. F. Brown presiding. A letter was read from the Northern Tramway League re deputation to the Premier, and it was resolved that those who could attend should do so. Messrs Tulk, Wright, Jenkins, Young and Ryan were appoin ted a committee to carry out display at carnival. A letter was read from the Railway Department stating that the land in Westgarth street was not avail able for leasing. Resolved that the committee try and secure another site for the purpose of erecting a hall. Cr, S. Dennis, mayor, was then called upon to address the members. He spoke with reference to the work of the city coun cil during the last twelve months, also on his attitude with reference to the demonstration re proclaiming Northcoto a city. lie thanked the association for kindly help to the mayoress and himself during his term as mayor, and said that it was his intention to erect a drinking...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
Country/State of Publication: Vic, Australia
SOUTH PRESTON METHODIST SUNDAY SCHOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

SOUTH PRESTON IVMEHUDIST SUNDAY SCHOOL. The annual "Scholars' night" was celebrated on Tuesday, the Rev. Geo. Shinkfield presiding over a medium attendance. The dialogue, "Two oflice boys," was capitally rendered. !The characters were as follows:-Mr. Bright (Mr. E. Moody), Mr. Fashion :Mr. J. Wilson), Tom (Mr. L. Rowe), Will (Mr. I. Henderson), Policemen (Messrs S. Coleman and R. Manuel). The secretary (Mr. Stan. von Mylius) submitted the annual report; the bal ince-sheet was also presented by Mr. Heaney, a credit balance of £1 6s 3d being shown. Mr. W. T. Rowe presen ted certilicates to 20 scholars who secured the highest number of marks :luring the year, the names being: Lizzie Laing, Ruby Walker, Doris Curtis, Jeannie Brewster, Gwen Pike, Silvie MacPherson, Willio Keller, Alf. Walker, Horace Coleman, James Long, Stephen Naunton, Fred Laing, Cecil Rowe, Ron. Wilkinson, Arch. Wilkinson, Robert Coleman, George Keller, Leslie O'Brien, Hubert von Mylius. A lady's hand bag was presente...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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ASSASSINS FOR HIRE. AWFUL MAFIA IN AMERICA. DETECTIVES' PORTRAITS IN THE ROGUES' GALLERY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

ASSASSINS FOR HIRE, A\WFUL MAFIA IN AMERICA. DETECTIVES' PORTRAITS IN TIIE ROGUES' GALLERY, "You have only to call on the tele phone any one of hundreds of 'detec tive' agencies to obtain an assassin of the very choicest brand." So says Mr. Robert Hunter in his latest book "Violence and the Labor Movement," which is devoted to the exposure of certain private detective agencies. The astounding testimony of two private detectives before the Congressional Committee investigat. ing the Michigan copper-miners' strike, who confessed, according to press reports, that the agencies for merly employing them had given them instructions to "make business" by in citing riots among the strikers, lends a touch of timeliness to a chapter in the book. lie was a Socialist candidate, and has been secretary of the Chicago Municipal Lodging House and has done settlement work in'Chicago and New York, He was head worker at the New York University Settlement. His book proceeds naturally from these employme...

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Source: Trove [National Library of Australia]
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MONKEY CAUSES TROUBLE. WANTED TO NURSE THE BABY. OWNER SUED FOR £10,000. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

MONKEY CAUSES TROUBLE, WANTED TO NURSE TIHE BAIBY. OWNER SUED FOR £10,000. Mrs. O. S.: Lindley, of Eagle Rock, according to a cable from Los Angeles, is proceeding against E. W. Knowlton, of Pasadena, claiming £10,000 as comn pensation for mental shock and ill. ness which she suffered as a result of a visit paid her by an ape belong nlg to Knowlton. The ape, which is called George Ful* tor, visited the lady without an in vitation last St. Patrick's Day. lie wore a Panama hat and smoked a cigarette in a long holder. According to the plaintiff, the ape took the precaution of throwing the bulldog out the window, after which he attempted to wrest Mrs. Lindley's baby from her arms, He emptied a pot of hot rice on the dining table, and devoured it when cool. Then hle left the house pursued by a score of neighbors. George Fuller Is four feet tall, Two years ago he was the cause of a mnon key ordinance being passed by the Pasadena City Council providing that he should be kept in his home. K...

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"QUEEN OF THE MOVIES." CLEVER ACTRESS WHO IS NEVER HEARD. KNOWN ALL OVER THE WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

"QUEEN OF THE MOVIES." CLEVER ACTRESS WHO IS NEVER HEARD, KNOWN ALL OVER THE WORLD. There is in Italy-there is in England-there is li France, Ger many, Russia, Turkey-in fact, every European bountry-and there very shortly will be in Victoria-a great and famous actress whose voice has never been heard by any audience, though she has perhaps played before a bigger crowd in the aggregate than any other theatrical figure, living or dead. This is Signora Gonzales-Terrl bill, the star actress of the Clnes Film Company (Italy), who is the Cleopa tra of the splendid Italian film, "An tony and Cleopatra," It is to have its first public screening in Melbourne next week, The remarkable fact concerning Signora Terribill is not that her voice should not be audible when a film is being shown; for that, of course, is common to all picture artists, She is unusual in the fact that never at any time has she appeared in spoken drama in public, The film firms of the world employ many artists who have p...

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LITTLE BELOW. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

LITTLE BELOW, Girls want but little here below, WVhich all can plainly sea; A dress with just a scrap or so Of goods below the knee.

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FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 11 July 1914

FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. One day a very humble and poor fellow, who appeared to have escaped the vigilance of the private- police, managed to place himself in the path of King Christian of Denmark, The King, as usual, full of kindness, stop ped, and said: "My good friend, and what can I do for you?" "Ah, your Majesty," answered the beggar, "what I humbly ask is a like ness of yourself!" King Christian looked rather aston ished. '1 would gladly give you one," said the monarch kindly, "but I do not !tnrry any about with me." "Excuse me, your Majesty, but I Ibilnk if you will look In your purse you will lind one." The originality of the idea amused old King Christian, and the man went away the richer by a gold piece. Do right and fear no man; don't write and fear no woman.

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