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MOMENTS OF INTEREST. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
MOMENTS OF INTEREST.' Most dogs. get their ■ full .growth: In one' year. Sheep pastured ou hillsides ; are near-slghtedi'ln oneeye. : The tongue of-a';Wlid&lt;animal is Its doctor. r Tho: owl cniii Bee , farther ', at :,night than any other bird or animal.-. •, ;, .v: It sometimes takes,a.year for the bito of .a rat to heal up. -'Tho" turtle lives to be at least; fifty years old. Sunflower seeds will attract rats where toasted cheese .will fall. 'In getting its food at night u rab bit sometimes travels ' ten miles.. ... A bull in a rage will become.quiet at sounds of a Ikldle. The average boy of ten or .twelve years travels twenty miles in , doing hie. playlnn on Saturdays. A fox can dig faster than a boy with a spade. It is greater to fall brilliantly, tlittii to achieve n mediocre success. Re member, when you. fall- to win; that the great thing is -to have done .'your best. The charm of llt'e &lt;ls its'uncertalnty. When you. feel; Inclined.to grumble at i"ups- and...
A CURIOUS GRAVE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
A CURIOUS GRXVE. ' I In the old-churchyard'on tho Mar ;icnstrnssc, which lcndH Into the mar kel-plnco of Hanover, thore Is a some jwhnt remarkable grave, which all'ordn iv striking commentary on tho van ity of human IntentloUB. , The grave contains all that Is left of a woman who was laid to rest imore than 130 years ugo, and tho monument with which It Is surmount ed Is of a very solid nature. The tra- • dltlon runs that tho dead woman was . u beauty In her day, and that, fearing ihat by Bome chance her grave might' ;oe opened, and the ravages of mortal ity exposed to vlew. Bhe took every precaution to preserve the seal of the grave unbroken. . Tho Inscription 011 the front of the pedestal runs as follows:— ; "Hcnrlette Juliano Caroline von Hilling (nee Wllllch). IJorn at Nlm burg the 19th of January, 1750, died at Hanover the 16th of April, 1782.' She gavo three sons to Heaven, and. having lived 011 earth as Bho now llveH Above, was permitffcd to hasten, to her Eternal Home." In th...
THE TOLL OF THE SEA. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
•THE TOLL OF THE SEA. !') spite of bettor construction, moro accurate charts, and the improvement of lighthouse service, the sea con tinues to' take an enormous annual toll in property and lives ot those who traverse its surface. The marlnn disasters of 1913 amountod in money value to £7,000,000 in British-insured ships and cargoes that were totally lost. The abovo figures do not in clude damages to ships and cargoes that were totally loBt. The above figures do .not include damages to ships and cargoes that were not . total losses; for these, the damages amount to over £6,000,000.
The Bull Didn't Know. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
The Bull Didn't Know. A story is told of a great English personago who thought .everybody knew or ought to know him. Ono'day hi> was walking through a field when a 'bull addreBBed him in an undertone, and made for him with Ills head "down and Ilia horns in a position to raise him. lie was a Minister, a mnn of dignity and of political power. Dut lie run. lie ran surprisingly well. He ran bet-' ter than over he did for offlce, and he got to the fence first. He clambered over, out of breath and dignity, and found the owner of the bull contem plating the operation. "What do you mean, sir," asked tho irate statesman, "by having an infur iated. animal like that roaming o"er the ileld?" "Well, I suppose the bull lias some right in the field," said the farmer^ "Right? Do you know who I am, sir?" gasped the baronet. The farmer shook lvis head. "I am the Right Honorable Sir—;— "Then why. on earth didn't you toil the bull?" said the farmer.
How Strange. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
How Strange. The other day a youth, who is rath er too fond of practical joking, sud denly accosted a prefect stranger in the street,'saying: "Excuse me, sir, but did you drop a sovereign? and he held out> tlia coin mentioned between his thumb and finger. The man-, whom lie addressed look-, ed at the;coin, put on an expression of surprisjwand, made, a hurried searcli of.his.Jackets. : "Why, bo I did," lie answered, "an:l I hadn't'missed it. Thank you," and he held, out his hand. - , Instead of. handing the coin, to'.the.' man, however, the joker drow out a note book, and said: "I thought so.!' He then . took the name and address oi the loser, dropped the coin into his ■ own pocket and ; turned > away. . "Oh,. I) didn't, find one," said.1 t.ho youth; "but it- struck me,- that ■ in' a largo ■ city, like this there must be a. great deal, ofr money, -lost, and upon, inquiry. I find1- you are i the -twenty first, man, who has loBt a . sovereign , this" morning."
Well Qualified. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
Well Qualified.' The .-'.Into..' Lord Young* nt: a .civic gathering, nekod . who . tho gentleman with such very red nose might be. ■ "Oli!n that's the new . water engin eer," was the answer. ' "A" most- judicious appointment," remarked ;Lord;Young,- "I should say, Hint's: the mau\ who could ■ be-. trusted - jwithiniiy amount of water!" ' ' ^ ' viiVp' -me . your, beliefs,- 1- have ■doubtiv enough of * my ;■ own,!.'- •, -said Goothb.,;. Most: people. are - In niucV tho same enso where moroacneaa Had■. 'gloqm are concerned; they have quite , enough of i their; own without being.' askod to help bear yours or mlno. ■■ It isn't,what lie knows, but what lie thinks, he knows, that a mail brags about; great talk generally means little knowledge. Try to make yourself a well-loved • and .popular member of the home circle, and the chances are thntyou will bo popular with other pcoplo, too. When we give way to our tempers* our. relations ■ must sometimes wish, as- Mrs. Poyser did, that> we- c...
FOOTBALL. NORTHCOTE V. FOOTSCRAY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
FOOTBALL. NORTHCOTE V. FOOTSCRAY. A very friendly game was played be tween Northcote and Footscray on the letter's ground last Saturday. Up to half-time Northcote hnd not scored a point, but in the third quarter they played the bettor game, scoring 3 goals 2 behinds to their opponents' I goals 1 behind. The latter, however, again monopolised the attention of the goal umpires in the final term, and ran out easy winners, having scored 10 goals IS behinds to Northcote's 3 goals 2 behinds. For Northcote, II. Thomas, their full back, and Basset t ami Hall, in front of him, both did excellent work. Pember ton, the old North Melbourne player, shaped very well in the centre, and Mills and Cole did effective work on the wings. Joe Johnson played with the team again, and as a forward was one of the best men on the ground, though in the last half no man on the side was doing better for them than Moore. With a couple of big fellows to do the hustling and spoiling, Johnson and one or two others ...
C GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
C GRADE. Nirthcote defeated Prahran after a six innings game at the Park, and also hit top score for the League. Strong hitting in the first innings brought 10 Northcote batters across the home plate. Prahran failed to convert with Thom son's pitching until their fifth try, when a greasy ball and errors assisted them to add five runs. Hayes and Smith brought oir a nice double play, and Hammett caught well. Richardson at second base and J. Thomson at first handled the ball well. Hamilton, Yeomans and Walker all scored. Scores— Northcote—10, 0, 0, 2, 1, 3-19. Prahran—1, 0, 0, 0, 5, 0—6. To-day at the park Northcote C v. Essendon. Team—Thomson (2), Ham mett, Walker, Richardson (2), McPhee, Hamilton, Smith, Sturken, Hayes. Preston played Malvern at Preston last Saturday, and as both teams were undefeated a good game was expected, and in this the crowd were not disap pointed. Preston started with 1 run, scored by Gillies, and Malvern was cut off for nil. Preston were treated like wise in...
BASEBALL. A GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
BASEBALL. A GRADE. Northcote v. South Melbourne, to be played at South Melbourne.. Team— Crawley, Bolton, Bailey, Brown, Begjr, Billings, Robinson, Gibaud, Frobel, Yeomans.
Pender's Grove Settlers' Association. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
Pender's Grove Settlers' Asso ciation. A well-attended meeting of the above was held at the hall on May 27th, Mr. G. Schultz presiding. After various matters had been dealt with, the secre tary's report that a working bee of 16 members had met and erected a sub stantial shelter shed for the benefit of the school children was received with applause. It was resolved to form a monster deputation to wait upon the council and bring under the notice of that body important and urgent matters, such as lighting, drainage, and street &nbsp; construction on the estate. In view of the Royal Commission now enquiring in to Closer Settlement matters, members were requested to bring all complaints under the notice of the secretary, who will take the necessary steps to have such placed before the members of the Royal Commission when taking evi dence. The executive intend to bring before the members the advisability of increasing contributions to 1/6 pep quarter, to enable the association to ...
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. MONDAY, 25TH MAY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 6 June 1914
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. Monday, 25th May. ' Present:—Crs. Crispe (in the chair man,) and all members, with the excep tion of Cr. Uraithwaite. COUUKSPONDENCE. From M. Molloy, Preston, asking to be connected with the electric light.-— Heferrcd to electric light committee. I From M. and M. Hoard of Works giving notice of intension to commence excavating for pipe-laying in Murray road to Charles street. — Received. From W. H. Cohen, Preston, calling attention to the neglected condition of Flett street, and necessity of a street lamp.—Cr. Paterson explained that the matter of lighting had been delated • pending the electric light completion, i and the subject would now be considered. ( He moved reference to electric light i committee.—Agreed. From IC. Bailey, Northcote, asking ' an interview with council's committee regarding valuation of his land.-- An interview be arranged, the valuer to be i present. j From Town of Coburg, forwarding i account for.€10 K»s9d, half cost of tar- | paving ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
Thanks 1,1 IIS. MchAUCillMN, Emiinsc. '>UK .1*1 to tenilur tliunks for the kind us sistunce rendered liy friends und neijjh bora. Also to thi; Uidd Milking Co. for iis. trophy, (won by ilelir Hros. l'or breaking most K>'ol>i"l); to the Huck eyu Co., for Swingle-burn (won by li Smith), and for chains, won by W. Fox
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
FOOTBALL. A splendidly-contested gamo was tho result of tlii! first meeting between Northcote nnd tlie newly-forrned Haw thorn club atCroxton on Saturday last. Thcro were some notable changes in the local team, which included Goodall (late of Collingwood), Hnhilly (late of Essen don). Jackson (Inte of Kitzroy), and Willis (formerly of Carlton). Play throughout showed both teams to be evcnly-inatched, and though Northcote led at the end of every term tho visitors were never very far bohind. With a lead of 15 points Northcote appeared to have the game safe in the final term, but tlie visitors made a bold bill for supremacy during tho last 10 minutes nnd got within 2 points of their oppon ents totnl. The fine defence work of the back line, however, saved the situa tion for Northcote. Scores—Northcote, 12.D; Hawthorn, 11.0. Rnhilly (3 goals), Jackson (4 goals), and Willis (2 goals), proved themselves welcome ac quisitions to the winning team, whose main weakness hitherto had been in thi...
DANCE AT PRESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
DANCE AT PRESTON. A highly successful bull, under the auspices of the Children of Mary Society, wns held in the shire half, Preston, on Tuesday evening last, in aid of the school funds. The Indies' committee had everything arranged to entire satisfaction of the guests, who to the number of over 100, enjoyed them selves thoroughly,' the, music of Smart and .Aumont's band being much appre ciated, as were also the refreshments (provided by the Indies.) The following were leading worker^:—Misses C. Dornn E. Martin, Mnggie Zeven, Dolly Mnr tin, Grace Conroy, G. Fitzgerald, M. Eilers, Rita Hollowood. The Misses A. Rnlph and N; Clancy acted as secre taries. Many handsome costumes were worn, among them being Mrs. Tubbs, shell pink silk with over dress of cream silk embroided tulle. Mrs. Costigan, black silk with cream trimmings. Mrs. Martin, black costume. Mrs. Peyton, black silk. Mrs. Tuttle, black costume with blue trimmings. Mrs. Coonan, black costume. Mrs. J. Kupsch, black costume with ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
For Bronchial Coughs, tuke i Woods' Great Peppermint Cure, 1/6. Notices rpO ALL WHOM IT MAY CON J. CERN. I hereby uive notice that, one month from date hereof, I intend to apply to the Preston Shire Council for a License to carry on a Scented Soup Factory at the corner of Frank and Showers Sts. 12th June, ORTIICOTE LADIES' BENEVO LENT SOCIETY. All Accounts must be sent to the Town Hall on or before 30th inst. By order of Committee, Ikenh Don, Secretary. JOHN POPPE.
False Economy. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
False Economy. lie l'elt It would be extravagance to call In ii man for a Utile job like rep aclng u broken window-pane, bo lie took the measurements very ac curately aad went to the local shop to buy the glass. "Quite a Himple job," said the shop man; "In fact, a child could do the thing In a few minutes." An hour later he presumed hlmatlC ciice more at the shop, ttio proprietor of which greeted him ch«erfully with the query. "Same size, I suppose, sir."
Repentance Postponed. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
Repentance Postponed. An .-old-, negro, .parson was denoun cing theft to his congregation when ho. said:. "If there : is any member"-of this congregation; who, Is guilty o£ thott lie had 'better repent at once and be.'-" saved." ■ On: his wayhoine he was stopped by an .Qld iRastus,' who, had. listonodi, i to the sermon intently. ' "Don't you think, parson, that next Sunday will do just as well; as to night to repent?" asked Rastus. . "But, Ilastas, why not repent to night and be Baved, man?" - "Well, parson, it's tills 'way," ex plained Ilastus. "I want Just oue mo' clilckon to' to-morrow's dinner, and I know wlia 1 can get dat chicken wid out bein' caught to-nlglit." "Well," said the parson, hesitating, "I don't know u;lmt to say, so 1 think I will take dinner with you to-morrow and then talk the matter over with you." ^ Sir 13. II. Wittenoom tolls a singular story ot a message once received by tho Governor ot Uio colony which ho represents. Twolve years ago gold was discovered at ...
PATTERN FOR LADY'S RUSSIAN COAT. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
PATTERN FOR LADY'S RUSSIAN COAT. Made up In dark velvet trimmed | with fur, tills coat will look very Bty-1 lisli and most up-to-date. It repre sents "Everyiady's Journal" pattern i\ . 197. out In three sizes—small, me 1 dium and large. This pattern may - be bought for nlnopence from local patterii ngcut, or will be Bent post free to any address if lilnepence in stamps Is sent to Dept. "A." "Every lady's Journal," 37ti Swanston-street, ii elbourne. State number of pattern and size required. .If « penny stamp is sent to above address a 18-page catalogue will be sent (o any reader wlio writes "Send free catalogue."
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
CHURCH NEWS. At the South Preston Methodist Young Men's Rible Class to-morrow nfternoon the themo will bo—"An Ideal City: Social, Industrial, nnd Political." Both services at the Northcoto Con gregational Church on Sunday will be conducted by tho pastor. Tho morning subject is "Christ's Call to Salvation nnd Service," and tho evening topic is "The Secret of Cheerfulness." Good music and singing will be provided. Northcoto Baptist Church. — "Going and Growing" is the title of tho pas tor's subject for. Sunday morning, and in the evening "A Kinifat Bay" will be the theme. The earlier part of the evening worship will take the form of n song service. At the Men's'Own in the nfternoon Mr. McCunn will bring for . ward Dawson's "Modern Evolution" as a topic for discussion. The Rev. R. W. Rock's subjects at Northcote Presbyterian Church to morrow will be—11 a.m., "What We Know About Ourselves;" 7 p.m., "The Supreme Place of Jesus Christ in the Christian Economy." The evening service at All ...
PIONEERS OF EMPIRE. Adventures Among Cannibals. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 13 June 1914
I ■ : PIONEERS OF EMPIRE. Adventures Among Cannibals. "Of the many gallant men," the into Lord Shaftesbury once said, "who have done heroes' work ns Scouts'of liiiiplre, I'know none who boro a bravor heart through more I perils than .lames Chalmers, who was "the pioneer and virtual founder of British New Guinea." If ever a man was bofn for ndven .ture It was surely this son of an Aber deen stone-mason, who was' cradled one August dny In 1841, In an obscuro fishing vIKage on Loch Fyno; and who seems io have imbibed a passion for roaming with the first breaths of seu-alr lie drew. Before he had entered his teens, James Chalmers had made a local hero of himself by saving two lives at great risk to ills own, and was known as the most fearless lad in the district. It was nn unkind fate that condemned him for "a few years to a stool In solicitor's oftlce at Invcr ary: and U was a glad day when em ancipation came; after thrco years' training, he was sent away to the far South SeaB as missi...