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CLEVER BUT CONCEITED. The Vanity of Great Men. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914
CLEVER BUT CONCEITED, The Vanity of Great Men, "No really great man ever thought himself so," Hazlitt once wrote; but, although greatness is for the most part allied to modesty, there have been many men whose genius was well matched by their conceit, ever since, and no doubt long before, -Hor. aco proclalmed to the world, "I have reared a monument more lasting than brass and loftier than the regal structure of the Pyramids," a boast which has its parauol in Shake. speare's lines: "Not marble, nor the gilded monu. monte Of Princes, shall outlive this pow. erful rhyme," Ovid punctuated his deathless lines with crows of vanity, as when he says, '. have written this'essay as a possession of all time"; and Pliny wrote to his friend Paullnus that he always had the reward of Immortality before ils eyes. And from Dante to Walt Whitman It would be easy to name poets by the dozen who were of Cervantes' opinion that "everyone whose verse shows him to be a poet should have a high opinion of him...
REPROVING THE CHOIR. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914
REPROVING THE CHOIR, Differences of opinion between choir and clergyman are not, as many a perplexed music committee can bear witness, unknown in churches of to-day. Such differences are rarely brought before the congregation durn ing the Sunday service, Our worthy ancestors, so much more strict than ourselves in most matters of religious decorum, were less scrupulous. Old. fashioned ministers not infrequently voiced their uisapproval from the pul pit in Scriptural language, "These that have turned the world upside dqwn are come hither also," proclaimed one clergyman, mourn. fully, rising to announce his text on the conclusion of the reorganised choir's first effort. Another, of a more outspokenly belligerent turn of mind, thundered, defiantly: "And the songs of the temple shall become howllngsl" An interchange, mildly renilniscent of these departed days, took place hot long ago a country town, The min ister, sitting in the pulpit with an ex pression of attentive dignity, had list. ...
AUSTRALIA'S PRESS. SECOND PLACE IN WORLD. ONLY AMERICA AHEAD. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914
AUSTRALIA'S PRESS. SECOND PLACE IN WORLD. ONLY AMERICA AHEAD. The newspapers of Australfa come in for some warm praise from Dr. Walter Williams, Dean of the Facul ty of Journalism at the Missouri Uni versity, Dr. Williams has just con eluded a world tour investigating the methods of news-handling in the vari ous countries, and his visit to Aus tralia some months ago will be well remembered. On his return to America he was interviewed by the St. Louis Republic, a whole page of space being devoted to describiug his observations. In the course of this interview he says: "Australian journalism interested me deeply. Australia is the only country where the salaries of news paper men are regulated by law. The Australian Journalists' Associa tion, organised under the laws, is a sort of trades union. The minimum pay for junior reporters, senior re porters, sub-editors, and so forth, is fixed, "I was told that under this system, which went into effect but recently, the average rate of pay for...
Northcote Ladies' Benevolent Society. ANNUAL REPORT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914
Northcote Ladies' Benevolent Society. ANNUAL REPORT. The annual meeting of the Northcote ladies' Benevolent Society was held at the Town Hall on Monday afternoon, there being a large attendance, The meeting was opened with prayer by the Rev. J. N, Adams, after which the minutes of the previous meeting &nbsp; were read and confirmed, REPORT. The annual report was read as follows:- &nbsp; &nbsp; The Committee of the Northcote Ladies' Benevolent Society has much Pleasure in submitting their Annual Report for 1913 1914-the twenty sixth of the Society. They wish to acknowledge with thanks the assistance that has so readily been given hv the residents of the city, and other kind and charitably disposed per- sons, which has enabled them to help many deserving families who were in sore need. They have endeavoured, in every in- staces, to visit the home before giving &nbsp; relief thereby minimising the risk of fraud or imposition. They are pleased to report t...
WEDDINGS. RICHARDSON—PHILLIPS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 18 July 1914
WEDDINGS. RICHARDSON-PHILLIPS. The marriage of Mr. R, Norman Wilkinson, third son of the late Mr Ralph Richardson, of " Flodden," Mansfield Street, Northcote, -to Miss Annie A. Phillips, youngest daughter of Mr. Peter Phillips, " Alva," Yeomans Street, Northcote, was celebrated at the Northcote Presbyterian Church on the 13th June, 1914.' The Rev. R. W. Rock performed the ceremony. The Church was prettily decorated by friends of the bride. M.rs McCaughey was at the organ and Miss G. Brown sang the wedding hymn. Tihe bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dainty lace frock with the ortho dox wreathsatid veil. A beautiful bou. q1et of white azaleas was carried. The bride was attended by her sister Miss Grace Phillips and Miss Elsie Richard son, sister of br idegroom, both being gowned in e.nbroidered voile and carry. ing bouquets of pink roses. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a handsome Albert chain, Bridegroom's gifts were : to the bride, white fox furs; to the brides...
The Vanishing Trick. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
The Vanlshing Trick, Manson had bought a business through an agent as a "going concern in ihrt-class colndition," After \slx months he failed. Meeting the agent, he said to him, "Do you remember ±llw mII n aI bIlliness as a going con eorn?" "Yes, of course 1 do!" replied the agent. "Well," said Manson, "It's gonoe!"
EPPING SHIRE COUNCIL. MONDAY, JULY 20. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
EPPING SHIRE COUNCIL. MONDAY, JULY 20. Present:-Crs. Dea (president), Goss, McCoy, McCormack, Wuchatsch. CORRESPONDENCE. * From Cr, T, M, Browne, Beveridge, forwarding apology for non-attendance. -Received. From Public Health Department, notifying that cases of diphtheria oc curring mn the shire must be notified to the Board at once.--Received, and medi cal officers to be notified. From same, asking information re any private hospitals in the shire.-To be informed that there are at present no private hospitals in the shire. From Country Roads Board, forward ing information in connection with the carrying out of works on roads which have been declared main roads under the Country Roads Act.-Referred to the engineer. From same, asking to be furnished with details of the cost of maintenance' (luring past four years of roads selected by the Board in the shiro of Epping. 'To be attended to. From same, stating that the Railway Commissioners had approved reduced rates for carriage of road ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
Thle bIest way to prevent a cut finger front festeringl is to cleranlse tihe wound, how- o ever alight, and then apply Zarm-uk, which is a powerful antiseptic and gC-rm - killer. Zanm-flk is a pure prrp aation, which when applied to the ibroken skin,puriies tlhc wound,and thlien proceeds to hend with new healthy skinin a quilck and perfect manner. Zamdnuk is always ready for usa and always reliabls. 1/I awl %,6 eCr pat. ai' "RUBIrINS '? zp [i II'EWARD if you can't , LL L_ get good strong, healthy Plants at F. BRACE'S~ , 8 Dennis St., Northcote. Cahbhtge, Cutlillower, let tuce, Oinions, I.- pe?r 1)11, tposted 1,:1; Cilhry, atd tll kitdls of Annuails. Oh'di.rs tialitin I'or all Iihidss of hMlni . I 1)OULTRY of all kinlds bought 8old or exchanged. llighest Irices given. Letters andl Iwuost curds promptly at. tended tot W. KPY, Epping, TYE & COY. PTY. LTD. MONEY- SAVING HOUSE FURNISHERS 237239 Smit St., Fitzroy WINTER SALE NOW ON FOR 4 WEEKS ONLY Great Downfall in Groceries AlT ...
C GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
C GRADE. Northeote mot the undefeated Port Melbourne team last Saturday, and suf fered defeat. Apart from the fatal third innings Northcote put up a good gamo in holding Ports down to 1 run. Northcote's nine all did well in the field, but their batting was weak. Port Melb.-0, 0, 8, 0, 1, 0, 0-9 . Northcote-1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 2unmlinished -9. Northcote play lMalvern at hlalvorn to-day. Preston defoated Cubs easily last Sat urday at Preston. Sykes 5 runs, in cluding a home run, Gillies 3, Howes 3. Blundell and Westmoreland pitched well. Preston-3, 1, 5, 3, 3, 9--24. Cubs--i, O, 0, 1, 0, 0-2, Preston play Collingwood at Preston to-day.
WIT AND HUMOR. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
WIT AND HUMOR. "Truth," said Edward Thring, "is doing your bost-always. The 'truth' we put into our work Is precisely that for which no one can pay us, It's surprising how Unpractical some very learned men. are," said J6phson. "There's Professor Bulton, for example, He spent over half his life in acquiring fluency in nine or ten languages, and-then married a woman who never gives him a chance to get a word in edgeways!" "~ee here, waiter," exclaimed the Indignant customer, "here's a piece of wood in my sausagel" -.Yes, sir," replied tihe waiter, "but I'mn sure--or- " "Sure nothing! I don't mind eat. ing the dog, but I'm blowed If I'm go ing to eat the kennel, too," A school-teacher was cashing her monthly cheque at the bank, when the bank clerk apologised for the dirty condition of the notes he handed to her, saying, "I hope you're not afraid of microbes." "Not a bit!" the teacher replied. 'I'm sure no microbe could live on my salary," Husband: "Why don't you wear your coat?" Wife: ...
Preston Lodge U A.O.D. SUCCESSFUL HALF-YEARLY RE-UNION. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
Preston Lodge U A.O.D. SUCCESSFUL IIALF-YEARLY RE-UNION. The above celebrated the half-yearly social and re-union of members in the Bradford hall on Saturday last, Bro. G. Dayo presiding in the absence of the A.D. (Bro. Tulk). The event proved highly successful, and the committee is deserving of praise, for its satisfactory catering for the large muster of mem bers and friends who attended to par ticipate in the function. Bro, Hogg acted as musical director, while the D.P., Bro, F. Sheppard, showedhimself to be a capable M.C. During the even ing items, all of which were capitally rendered and well received, were given by Mrs. B. Woellington, Misses Parry and Hogg, the latter kindly officiating at the piano, and Bros. Sheppard, Hogg, Daniels, Simpnds, and Mr. Mills. Pre sentations were made by the D.P. to Bros. Daye (for bringing the most mem bers for the half-year), Miller (second highest), Purcell (shooting), Simonds (bowls championship and also for shoot ing). Tihe fortnightly mee...
IF I KNEW. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
IF I KNEW, If I knew thle box where the smiles were kept, No matter how large the key Or strong tile bolt, I would try so hard 'Twould open, I know, for me. Then, over the land and sea, broad.' cast, I'd scatter tile smiles to play, So that careworn people may hold them fast For many and many a day. If I kneow a box that were large enough To hold all the frowns I meet, I would like to gather every one, From nursery, sobool, and street; Then, folding and holding, I'd paclr them in, And, turning the monster key, I'd hire a giant to drop tihe box To the depths of the deep, deep sea. In a Great Western railway carriage, on the way up to London, a youth had disturbed and annoyed the other pas. songers by loud and foolish remarks during a great part of the journey. As the train passed Hanwell Lunatlic Asylum he romarked: "I often think how nice the asylum looks from the railway." "Some day," growled an old gen. tloman, "you will probably have occa* sion to remark how nice the railway look...
WIRELESS ROMANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
WIRELESS ROMANCE, Ten years ago a boy and girl affair was brought to an end through a proposal being lost in the post, but the error of the mail system has at last been rectified by a marconigram. for Mrs. Frances Thompson, while on a recent voyage across the Atlantle. received another offer of marriage from her aforetime suitor and mar conled her acceptance. The man in the case is a Mr. F. Macintyre, who in the early days lived at Leith, Scot land, where Mrs., Thompson resided as a girl, says the "Wireless World." On reaching manhood he emigrated to America to make his fortune, and, this accompl)lished, he sent the proposnl which was fated never to reach Its destination. The romnance seemed at an end, and the girl married. A year ago her husband died, and last Christ mas Mrs. Thompson decided to visit some friends In America. Hearing of this, Mr. Macintyre, trusting no long er to the vagaries of the post, wire lessed his important message - and the invisible agent did the rest.
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
LOCALISMS Social.--Mrs. Wardrop, of "Canhus lang," with her daughter and youngest son, is leaving early in next week for a month's trip to Queensland. The half-yearly meeting of the North cote Theatre Company is called .for Wednesday next. The Fairfield and Alphington B.L.C, will hold a euchre party and dance at the Northcote town, hall on Thursday, 30th inst, The acmmercial Travellers' Choral Party promises a special musical treat in the town-hall, Northcote, on the 8th prox., ii thid of the Women's HIospital furnishig fund. A meeting of the Northern Tramway Extension League will be held in the Methodist schoolroom, Shaftesbury par ade, on Wednesday next at 8 p.m. The election for the Essondon seat in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday resulted as follows:-Mr, M. Black burn (Labor), 8665; Dr. Martell (Liberal) 7619. Majority for Mr. Black burn, 1046. There was very little business to oc cupy the attention of the Northcote Bench (Dr, Cole, P.M., and Messrs. Stott, Hayes, Redmond, ...
KITCHEN WRINKLES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
KITCHEN WRINKLES, To remove rust from a knife, plunge. the blade Into an onion and leave it for an hour. Then pollsi in the usual way, Before using a new comb wash It in soapy water, and when dry rub with a little olive oil. It will then last twice as long. To remove bloodstains, soak the article in cold water to which am inonia has been added; wash in warm water withi naptha soap. Flowers keep better in damp sand than in water. Flowers for the table miay be more gracefully arranged In a Jar of wet sand than in a foundation of nloss. Always sandpaper the soles of baby's new shoes before they have been worn. This keeps her from slip. ping on the bareo or polished floors, and prevents manny a bad fall which could easily rcsult in a sprain or a broken bone. Cultalus will hang straight and look much nicer if a small lead weight is sewn in each end of the lower hem. In thin curtatins the weight will pre vent them blowing about, and they will hang, as they should, followin,? the line of w...
Pender's Grove Settlers' Association. RE-SUBDIVISION OF WARDS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
Ponder's Grove Settlers' Assooiation., ·- ..-*-- - RE-SUBDIVISION OF WARDS. A largely-attended meeting at Pen der's Grove Settlers' Association wai held on Wednesday evening, the presi. dent in the chair. The principal business was to considei proposals for the more equitable distri bution of the city wards. Crs. Hayes, Redmond and McDonel were present. After a motion affirming the desira bility of a re-subdivision of the wards had been submitted, Cr. Hayes was invited to address the meeting. He said that the question ol a, reallocation of the wards was a live one, as at present there was a grow ing disparity between them, owing tc the spread of population in the northern areas. The following table showed this Ward Acres Population Valuation North 1176 6709 £34,000 West 748 2173 £31,000 Central 220 2932 £18,000 - East 314 2173 .£16,000 South 382 5619 £36,000 It would been seen that the north ward had bigger figures than the central and east wards combined, yet had only three represe...
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 25 July 1914
THE HOUSEHOLD. SELECTED RECIPES. Potato Blocks,-Boll and mash one pound of potatoes, add one ounce of butter, the yolk of an egg, pepper and salt, and a teaspoonful of chopped pareley. Knead all together, then roll out on a floured board to about one inch and a half thick. Cut into blocka, brush over with milk, and fry a nice brown. Seamed Bread Pudding.-Take half a pound of stale bread and soak It In cold water for one hour, Squeeze very dry. Mix together a quarter of a pound of sugar, three ounces of ral. sina (stoned), three ounces of chop pad suet, three tablespoonfuls of flour, and one teaspoonful of baking powder. AMix these well with the soaled bread, and steam in a well-buttered mould for two hours, Serve with white sauce, Tango Cakes.-Cream together half a cupful of butter and one cupful of brown sugar, then add two well.beaten eggs. MIlx together two cupfuls of flour, a teaspoonful of bicarbonate of soda, and half a teaspoonful of all. spice, and add to the cream, butter, ...