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Tantalising Tommy. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
Thntallsing Tommy. Father (to his son Tommy, aged ten, who for the last ten minutes has been tant4lising him with teasers from "Book of Fun, Mirth and Mys. tery"): Lqok here, I've got one for you to answer, Why is a gardener the most I successful man in the world? Tommy (laughing up his sleeve, because he has seen the answer in "Book of Mirth, Fun and Mystery"): Why, because no man has more busi ness on earth and he always tries to choose grounds for what he does. He commands his thyme, and is master of the mint. He raises his celery (salary) every year, and it is a bad year indeed that does not bring him in a plum! He meets with more boughs than the sovereign, and has more laurels than any general can wvin." At this point Tommy's father was beginning to feel tired, and he re. marked: "Quite true; here's sixpence. For goodness sake give me a rest and go to the pictures!"
Northern Tramway Extension League. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
Northern Tramway Extension League. A meeting of the above league was held in the Methodist school room, St. George's road, on Wednesday evening last. Ex-Cr. Pearl, president of the league presided, and there was a good attendance. The chairman and other speakers made reference to the recent inspection of the proposed St. George's road tram way route by Sir Alexander Peacock and party, and satisfaction was ex pressed that the Premier had responded promptly to the league's invitation to inspect the route, and that he had been favorably impressed with the proposi tion, Vote of thanks were passed to gentle men who had placed motor cars at the disposal of the league, and the acting president for Prestonshire for so hospitably entertaining the visitors on day of inspection,. The question of providing a suitable meeting hall for the league was referred to the executive, as was also the matter of nominating the candidates for the Northcote council.
The Two Fathers. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
The Two Fathers. "Clever?" cried Brown, in tones abrupt "Too clever for his ago, W\hene'er I talk he'll interrupt Yours hasn't reached that stage?" 'AMine," Jones rejoined, with feeble grin, "Shows villainy more deep; For, 'tis hisl chief delight to in Terrupt me when I sleep."
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
CHURCH NEWS. "Christ's Temptaticn," is the theme for consideration at 2.30 to-morrow afternoon at the South Preston Method ist Young Men's Bible Class. At the Congregat onal church on Sun dlay morning, young and old will be addressed by the pastor, and at the evening service, the topic i. " Sought and Found." Mr. tlarris will contribute a solo, The Rev. James Mathieson, of Box Hill, will conduct the morning service in the Preston Methodist church and the evening service at South Preston. The rev. gentleman was for many years a missionary in Samoa. The Rev. E. O. Knee's subject on Sunday evening in the Preston Method ist church will be-" The story of a remarkable revival." On the following Sunday the Rev,. T. S. B. Woodfull will commence an evangelistic mission in the Preston church. Methodist church, High street.-At the Brotherhood meeting to-.norrow the Rev. J. Adams wll speak on "Praise." He will conduct the morn ing service in the church, and take as the subject of his sermon, "T...
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. The powerful problem drama, "The Third Degree," proved a great attrac tion. Another splendid star is now being shown, "The Harper Mystery." Miss Florence Turner, of Vitagraph fame, plays the part of Margaret Kent, detec tive. The picture is well worth wit nessing, and the programme support ing same is really excellent, Matinee to-day (Saturday) at 2.30 p.m. On Mondy night next, August 3rd, "The Day of Days" will be presented; this is a wonderful production and serves to introduce Mr. Cyril: Scott, the noted dramatic artist. A Kalem feature, "A Man's Soul," an inspiring sermon by biograph, will be sqreened. Complete change for two nights. only, Thursday August 6th, when lovers of sensation will be deli hted with "The Baboon's Vengeance,' described as the absolute limit of dramatic sensational ism. The manager of this favorite ren dezvous has effected a great scoop in se curing "Antony and Cleopatra.'" This film creation, which outdistances even the famous "Quo Vad ...
NORTHCOTE POLICE COURT. MONDAY, 27th JULY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
NORTHCOTE POLICE COURT. MONDAY, 27th JULY. [Before Dr. Cole, P.M., and Messrs Plant, Bastings, and Hailey, J's. PJ]. Police v. Wilfred F. lDruce, driving a motor car at a speed dangerous to the public having regardl to the circum stances o' the case. Several constables deposed that on the 27th ult. defendant drove a motor car past the picture theatre,' High street, Northcote, at a speed of from 25 to 30 miles an hour. It was at the time of an interval of the theatre, and there were about 200 people in the street. there were several persons in the motor :ar, calling out and laughing. Warning notes were sounded from the car as it came up. There was dinger to pedes trians from the speed at which the car was being driven. Defendant deposed that he had eight passengers on the car at the time in question. Ho considered he was driving at l8 miles per hour. Had perfect con trol of the car, Did not notice anyone on the roadway, but there were people on the footways, Sounded the horn while pa...
THE MAYORAL MEDALS. NAMES OF WINNERS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
THE MAYORAL MEDALS. I NAMES OF WINNERS. In connection with the recent city celebrations, Cr. Dennis, J.P. (mayor) offered gold medals for the best essay (boys and girls) on "Northcote, past and present," to which a fair response was made, the girls' contributions, howvever, being treble in number those of the boys, and showing better all round work. Messrs. W. G. Swift, town clerk, and Theo. Ford, "Leader" oflice, by request, have appraised the papers, their awards being:- Boys.-No. 2, first, James Brough, Wales street State School. Girls;-No. 8, first, Dorothy Panioty, Helen street State School, The mayoress intends entertaining the competitors (winners and losers) at an early date.
BURGLARY AT PRESTON. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
BURGLARY AT PRESTON. The btusiness premises of Mr. W. J. Browne, grocer, of High street, Pres ton, were entered by a burglar or bur glars in the early hours of Wednesday morning last. An entrance was effec ted by the smashing with bricks, of the plate lass and a smaller inside window. The theves broke open the counter till, and secured some 33/- in cash, also took goods from the shelves to the estimated value of £3 or £4. The matter has been reported to the police, but as yet, no definite clue has been discovered as to the identity of the shop-breakers, As this is the second burglary during the last few weeks there certainly would appear to be justi fication for the complaints which are voiced by residents of Preston, on the matter of inadequate police protection and removal of the local sub-station.
BASEBALL. A GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
BASEBALL. A GRADE. Northcote put up the highest score of the season last Saturday, when they in flicted defeat on Williamstown by 39 runs to 7. Every man on the local side batted at the top of his form, several three-base hits being recorded, whine two.baggers were plentiful. Williams town tried three pitchers, but they were all severely punished by the batsmen. Elliot to Gibaud formed Northcoto's battery, the pitcher showing an im jrovement in accuracy, In the field, except for a couple of errors at short stop. Northcote played a 'saf, game. For the first time in the club's history a triple play was brought off, Elliot to Robinson to Begg forming the combina tion. Billings and Brown each held a fly in the outfield, but otherwise most of the play was confined to the diamond. Northcote play South Melbourne at South Melbourne to-day. C GRADE. No: thcote lost to Malvern last Satur day after a closely-contested game. Smith and Thomson pitched for North cote, but failed to hold Malvern i...
Preston A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
Preston A.N.A. The Preston branch held its meeting on Monday night, vice-president W. H. Fyfe in the chlair. Correspondence in cluded entry forms for the Bal lart competitions (which the public may have by applying to the secretary) also copy dfthe combined branch sylla bus. Three new members were elected and four proposed. It was decided to hold a cardparty at next meeting.
Preston Church of Christ Dorcas Society [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
Preston Church of Christ Dorcas Society The annual meeting of the above was held on Thursday, July 28, when there was a fair attendance. It was decided to hold the usual sale of work about November. Several needy cases have been helped and garments given away. It was suggested to form a girls' guild in connection with the work. The elec tions for ensuing year resulted as fol lows:-President, Mrs. O. A. Walker (re.elected); vice-presidents, Mesdames Thomas and Ralston; treasurer, Mrs. Cadman (re-elected); secretary, Mrs. F. Sheppard (re-elected); supervisor, Mrs. G. Dickens (relected); buyers, Mesdames F. Shepherd and Dickens; committee, Mebdames Eastman] Lane, Quaife, Rowe, Newell, Misses James and Hillmore.
THE AILING HABIT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
THE AILING HABIT. If you are not well, don't talk about it. To do so only exaggerates your consolousness of a physical discom. fort; also it casts a shadow of gloom over other people. They grow heasi. tant about asking you how you feel. it gives them cold chills to be contin. ually told that you are "not very well" or "not so well," or "about the same." Probably you've said these things so often that you say them now as a matter of course, It seems incred. ible to you by now that you should feel really well, because you've been unconsciously making a habit to be ailing. Do you know that a good deal of this is imagination? If you braced up and told people cheerily that you felt tip top, nine chances in ten that you would feel tip.top pretty soon. You'd forget the ailing habit. And, after all, what great difference does it make to any but your nearest and dearest if you don't feel well? Suppose you are even hampered by downright physical ills? Your work must be done just the same. It ...
Rooster Commits Suicide. WANTED TO BE WITH THE DUCKS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
Rooster Commits Suicide. WANTED TO BE WITH THE DUCKS This is thile story of the pathetic finish of a rooster, He was an imported brown fellow, a game cook, owned by Harvey Sonneman, of Wisconsin, and he now lies in a grave, This li the reason:-Mr. Gamecock was head of a flock of hens, but in the brood from which the hens were hatched were a couple of ducks, and the game cock and the ducks became boon comr panlons. All the winter they fed to gether, but in the spring the hens as. sorted their rights..'In their jealousy they pocked at the ducks. The latter were so severely injured that it was necessary to kill them. Then the rooster ended his life by wilful star vation.
Rebuking the Pastor. CHOIR GOES ON STRIKE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
Rebuking the Pastor. CHOIR GOES ON STRIKE. Members of the choir of the Ryland Methodist Episcopal Church, Washing ton, as a rebuke to the pastor (Rev. Edward Gallagher), went on strike after the morning service in the church, because in his sermon the pastor reproved the singers for gos lsiping and whispering while service was In progress. They.demanded that the pastor apologise, and when he de clined-to do so, announcing they would no longer attend. Mliss Mary 0. Brew. er, organist, said there would be no more music in the church until a new pastor was appointed. She said the entire congregation was in sympathy with the choir, which had witheld a hostile demonstration on the promise that he would resign. Recently he announced that he would not do so.
Theatre Patron s Hold Ballot [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
Theatre Patron a Hold Ballot A romance culminated at Racine, Wisconsin, when Chris. Relmer mar ried Mrs. Amelia Tibbits, of Stevens Point, a bride voted to him by the patrons of a local theatre. The bride groom is a prosperous rancher and hotel owner of Virginia, MIinn, The bride was a charming widow of about 35 summers. Reimer two weeks ago wrote to a Racine paper asking that the editor find him a wife. Maurice Hankinson, theatre manager, tele graphed Reimer to come to Racine, and that a wife would be provided. The only condition was that Reimer should proclaim his household needs from the theatre stage every night for a week, and at the end of the week accept the wife the audience voted him, To this he readily agreed, and six women entered the contest. Each appeared on the stage each night, and the audience voted. Each candidate was numbered. No. 1, Mrs. Tibbits, received 1178 votes-300 more than her nearest competitor.
CLEOPATRA AND THE CROCODILES. TERRORS OF THE "MOVIES." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
CLEOPATRA AND THE CROCODILES. TERRORS OF THE "MOVIES." The famous actress who plays the part of Cleopatra in the historical film tragedy, "Antony arid Cleopatra," came within an inch of losing her life when the picture was being produced, and she has made up her mind that if ever she is asked to take part in any other filhn in which some of her fel low-actors are crocodiles, she will have them either chained up or behind iron bars. The accident happened in this way: In one of the scenes a slave girl who has incurred the furious jealousy of the beautiful queen, is first stripped and flogged by Cleopatra's orders, and is then thrown into a pool in which there are a number of gruesome look ing crocodiles. In order to add to the realism of the scene, several real crocodiles, of huge size, were borrow ed from the Rome Zoo, and confined in a tank let into the floor of a part of Cleopatra's Palace. The slave girl is dragged by attendants to the edge of the pool, and then hurled into the mi...
A Valuable Bird. LOST DIAMOND RECOVERED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
A Valuable Bird. LOST DIAMOND RECOVERED. Miss Lilian Tharp, living northwest of Parker City (Indiana), is exhibiting a fine diamond, which she thought had been lost for ever, About four months ago, while doing work about the house, she missed the diamond, and after a careful search failed to find it. A few days ago she caught a fat old(1 hen and prepared it for cooking. When she opened the gizzard she was amazed and delighted to find the diamond sparkling inlside.
Geese with Shoes On. ROUGH ROADS MAKE THEM FOOTSORE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
Geese with Shoes On. ROUGH ROADS MAKE THEM FOOTSORE. The largest goose dealer in the world is William H. Firke, of Mans field, Illinois. Late in the summer of each year Mr. Firke's buyer spends several months In the hills of Ken tucky and Tennessee, where goose raising is an important industry. There the geese are purchased, some here, some there, but scarcely ever in lots of more than a hundred. Some times the geese are assembled in places remote from a railroad, and must be driven miles before they can be loaded. The driving is compara tively easy, but before the long march over the rough and rugged road Is started, the geese must be shod. Rough roads will make even a goose foot sore. Shoeing geese is a simple ma( ter to the goose-raiser. The birds are driven over soft tar or pitch, and then on to beds of fine sand. The sand and tar form a soothing mixture, wvhich affords great protection to the feet on the long marches.
NEWSY NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
NEWSY NOTES. Only about fifty novels are at proe sent printed in the Braille type, which alone can be read by the blind. Even these are very expensive, and lack of reading matter is one of the chief hardships of those deprived of sight. During the last few months the aero plane has made its appearance in many strange places, not the least among these being the ancient city of Jerusalem, It was during his flight from Constantinople to Cairo that M. Bonnier, the French airman, passed over the Holy City in his monoplane, descending upon the historic plain of Rephalm, a short distance south of Jerusalem. It was on this plain that King David met and defeated the Philistines. Never, in modern times, was the city so excited. It poured out en masse to see the airman and his machine-Christians, Jews and Moslems. A spirited voting contest has just been concluded in Germany to decide which are the seven wonders of the twentieth century. After the enor mous volume of votes cast wer, counted, it...