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Married in a Hencoop. VENTURE PROVES A FAILURE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
Married in a Hencoop. VENTURE PROVES A FAILURE, Charles Summer, a clerk, married a year ago in a chicken coop before 10,000 persons at a chicken show In Convention Hall, Kansas City, has been remanded to the county goal on a charge of wife abandonment, At a hearing in a justice court Mrs. Sum nmor said she believed only the novelty of the marriage led Sunmmner into mlat rimlony. The poultry show commlittee gave .11r. and Mrs. Summer 10 dol., a /dozen chickens, andl the cool), for con senting to the 1novel marriage. Jus lice \VWelch, in remianding Sulammer (to gaol, said: "Anlly man who has the nerve to be married In at chIcken coop before 10,000 persons belongs to a coop."
AUSTRALIA'S PEOPLE. FIVE MILLIONTH ARRIVAL. OTHER NATIONS ASTONISHED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
AUSTRALIA'S PEOPLE. FIVE MILLIONTH ARRIVAL, OTHER NATIONS ASTONISHED. We are waiting for the five millionth Australian. With a little luck we shall get him-or-her-this year. He won't be branded. He will never know his claim to distinction, and we shall never recognise him,. A month after his arrival the statisticians will an nounce that he is here, but they will never be able to pick him out from his ten thousand baby comrades, and no thing more will be known than that "the population of Australia reached 5,000,000 In the month of- ." Recent research by Dr. J. F. Wat son, editor of the Historical Records of Australia, shows that the original nucleus of white population in Aus* tralia was 1024. This was in 1738. It dropped to 645 next year. Our map is still more-white than piebald, with only a few black dots Indicating prop. er density of population, But no other country can show such an achieve meat as the multiplication of its popu. lation by 8000 in a century and a quarter-about f...
A GIRL BOY. EFFIE FELLOWS' EXPLOITS. LIFT-BOY, SHOPMAN, SINGER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
A GIRL BOY. EFFIE FELLOWS' EXPLOITS, LIFT-BOY, SHOPMAN, SINGER. Possessed of the spirit of adventure, and an idea to impose upon the credl bility of the world, Miss Ellie Fellows, a well-known resident of Perth, de. cided to masquerade as a man. The blood of the mummer must have been running deep in the veins of Miss Fel. lows, for her subsequent disguise, and her perfect imitation of a raw boy, deceived ever her most intimate friends. She told her people that she was about to take a holiday in Melbourne, and she accepted a position as lift boy at the Palace Hotel, Perth. Here her portrayal of the imp who Jerks the lift up and down to the terror of the passengers was so perfect that not even her fellow employes suspected for a minute that the nice-looking, clear-skinned lad was a girl. The only occasion in which she lost her wit was when she discovered a half-sovereign in the smoking room of that hotel. She handed it over to the proprietor, Mr. J. T. Glowery, who handed the "boy" ha...
Stranded on Honeymoon. HUSBAND AND WIFE CHARGED WITH BEGGING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
Stranded on Honeymoon. HUSBAND AND WIFE CHARGED WITH BEGGING. A strange story was told to the Bristol magistrates recently when Philippina Prentis, a well.dressed wo. man, was charged with begging, and her husband with abetting her. When arrested the woman said they were on their honeymoon, having been married in New York some months ago. They went to France and then caune to Bristol, where they were stranded. She said she expected money froml an uncle in the United States. On her was found nearly £7, and on her husband over £4. The man said ihe was a theatrical manager out of work. It was at his suggestion that his wife begged. Pawn tickets for jewellery were found on the nu. The caste wats ad, journed for a week, and the defend ants were allowed bail. During ait violent storm a shower of white butterflies fell in liernay, Swit zerland, the streets being covered to a depth of two inches.
A CITY GOLD MINE. TRANSIT MONOPOLY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
A CITY GOLD MINE. TRANSIT MONOPOLY. Melbourne Tramway Company, in the closing years of a prosperous and well-conducted life, is scattering gold on grateful shareholders. A week or so back the directors opened the valve of the reserve fund reservoir and poured out a cool £400,000 upon a financial circle already gorged with the proceeds of other lucrative stock investments. And now tile Tramway Company is topping its annual divi dend of- 4/- a year with an extra bonus of 2/-, making a total distribu tion of £288,000. More will probably be made available in the shape of distribution specialties next year, vwhich is to be the last of the com pany's existence, It all illustrates what a magnificent thing is to be made of city transit monopoly-and Ihere is the City Council handing over half this gold mine to the motor-'bus enterprises!
PICTURE SHOW HEROSIC A BOY HOUSEBREAKER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
PICTURE SHOW HEROSIC A BOY HOUSEBREAKER. Your imagination might have been affected by picture shows, but you must not carry out in practice of fences that seem to you heroic," said Judge Docker, addressing a juvenile prisoner at the Darlinghurst Quarter Sessions. A boy in knickerbockers, Hubert Leslie Hovendene, had plead ed guilty to breaking and entering several dwelling-houses. The boy stole money, Jewellery, and other valuables in the houses. In sentencing the boy, Judge Docker said he was at a loss to know the best method of dealing with him. The evidence at the lower court showed that the prisoner had said he blamed picture shows for his downfall. He had spent day after day at them in Sydney. There had been 14 charges of breaking and entering against the prisoner at the Children's Court, and during the committing of offences pri sonar had been armed with a revol ver. He was then a little, over 14 years of age. As he was now over 16 he could not be sent to a reformatory. The bo...
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
PFROM VARIOUS SCUROES. It was at a popular vaudeville per rorminanco, The celebrated necroman car and professor of white, blick and pink magle was doing wonders on the stage, and suddenly, after ploklng all sorts of things out of solid lumps of furniture, he sailed down among the occupants of the sttills, and began to lift miscellaneous goods and chattels, traps and ware out of their clothes, Presently he fastened on a bashful gentleman of some political eminence, ann pulled a rabbit out of the back of his coat. Not satisfied with his find, he extracted a clutch of chickens from I his breast pocket, and pulled two small rabbits and a fowl from his vest. The next dive produced a guinea-pig, and later two white mice and a pligeon were taken from the left log of the politician's pants. Then the wizard stood up and bowed to the applauding audience. But through the hand-clap ping one roaring voice thundered:, "Go on, boss, you haven't flnished with him yet. He's got a rat!" That produced...
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
LADIES' LETTER. From "Irene" in Melbourne. The debutante set craze which has afflicted Melbourne so virulently ever since Lady Madden had her happy or unhappy-idea of suggesting the scheme, and that the debutantes should be presented to the Acting Governor and herself afterwards. This was many years ago, when Sir John was Acting.Governor, and had taken up his residence at Government House. It was at a big and notable ball they gave, and the idea of the debutante set was hailed as a charming notion. But since then it has been often re garded as anything the reverse, as it has spread to every suburban dance, and has meant wasted time, and' of ten that the other dancers have been. kept standing about' in the cold for from half-an-hour to nearly an hour. It has involved many a maiden in un due expenditure. Silly trains as well as bouquets have been made a sine qua non of her debut, when other wise she would have made her modest bow in a simple white frock, and would probably have had a ...
REMARKABLE TWINS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
REMARKABLE TWINS. Twins so alike as to be interchange. able are met with frequently in fic tion, but seldom in real life. The Brothers Chanteau, the French carica turists, are, however, alike in the smallest details, and their resemblance has often given rise to amusing con. fusion. Their artistic studies in Paris were interrupted by the call of compulsory military service, The two brothers went to draw lots, and fate not being able to arrange that they should draw the same number, by an extraordinary coinlcidence made them draw the two consecutive numbers, 86 and 87. Gabriel only, however, had to undergo his term of service, and went to join his regiment at Anglers, But the inseparable twins were not to be divided. Alphonse, in civilian kit, followed in the footsteps of his soldier brother, and many were the imbroglios that resulted. Gabriel was threatened with four days 'C.B.,' as English sol. Ilers term it, because an officer had caught him out in plain clothes; need less to say,...
POSTPONED WEDDING. AGED BRIDEGROOM'S FEAR OF 82 REJECTED WOMEN SUITORS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
POSTPONED WEDDING. AGED BRIDEGROOM'S FEAR OF 82 REJECTED WOMEN SUITORS. Hundreds of people visited the vil lage of Tansley in Derbyshire recent ly, In the hope of seeing the wedding of Mr. Aaron Rodgers, the octogenar lan, whose search for a wife brought him letters from widows in all parts of the country. The parish church was crowded long before the supposed time of the cere. mony, but the visitors were disap pointed by an announcement that the marriage had been postponied, Asked the reason, Mr. Rodgers said that b. ladies who had proposed to luhim were in the village, and he could not allow his bride-Mrs. Wray, of Mile End. road, London-to run the danger of going among them. Nevertheless, he said, the ceremony would take place next day. Mrs. Wray evaded the visitors, but Mr. Rodgers sat in front of his little shop, and did a roaring trade in cigarettes, ginger booeer, and oranges, Inside the shop a gramophone was grinding out "The Wedding Glide." Sometimes Mr. Rodgers sang the pr...
TRUSTS THE REPORTERS. THEODORE ROOSEVELT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
TRUSTS THE REPORTERS. THEODORE ROOSEVELT. The little Napoleons of Australian politics might do worse than pattern themselves upon Mir. Theoqore Roose velt, ex-President and President-De signate of the United States of America, who reached London on Saturday morning, in a battered Pana ma hat and a travel-strained tweed suit. Every newspaper of any import ance in the United Kingdom wished to interview Mr. Roosevelt, and Mr. Roosevelt wanted to be interviewed. Th9 Australian politician, in similar circumstances, would either have shut himself up and coyly have issued a statement or have pretended to be too busy to receive journalists. What Mr" Roosevelt did was to hold a general reception of press men the minute he had removed the stains of travel from his face and hands. Along with a small army of pressmen, writes the London representative of the "Sun," FI' was ushered into his presence at the house of his friend, Mr. Arthur Lee, For the American journalists whom he knew there was a ...
Northcote A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 1 August 1914
Northcote A.N.A. The fortnightly meeting was held at the town hall on 23rd inst., the presi- dent, Mr. Newell, in the chair. Four new members were elected , and three proposed. The syllabus item was pro- vided by the First-Aid Volunteer' As- sociatio which proved very instruc- &nbsp; tive. Next Thursday Mr. Stephens will lecture on "The story of petroleunm." 'The public are invited,
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
CHURCH NEWS. The Rev., T, S. B. Woodfull, confer ence evangelist, will commence an evan gelistic mission on Sunday next in the Preston Methodist church. The mission will be continued all through the week, We understand that Mr, Woodfull's work has been greatly blessed in all the places he has visited. The many friends of Mr. and Mrs, E, Nankervis, of Preston, will be sorry to hear of the great loss they have sustained by the death of their eldest little girl, after a severe attack of measles. The Rev, E, O, Knee's, subject on Sunday morning in the South Preston Methodist church will be "Don'tworry." All welcome. A continuation of the theme "Christ's Temptation," will be discussed at the South Preston Methodist Young Men's Bible Class at 2.30 to-morrow afternoon. At the Baptist church special war intercession will mark both services on Sunday, and all interested in an early termination of hostilities are invited to attend. In the morning the subjectwill be "War equipment;" and in the...
Northcote Baptist Church. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Northcote Baptist Church. On Sunday last the eighth anniver sary of the above church was celebra ted. In the morning the pulpit was oc cupied by the Rev. Newnham, of Ivan hoe, whose presence is always apprecia tod. His theme applied to the stress and strain of daily life with its burdens, and to the fact that the Christian life was largely composed of bearing the burdens of others. The obligation was to help our fellow man, and that was the church's duty to-day, and in the coming year to look forward to doing greater things than had been accomplished in the past. Rev. Hewison was in his accustomed place in the evening, when a large concourse of people attended. The early part of the meeting took the form of a song service, and then special reference was made to the unsettled sitate of the nations, and special prayer was offered for our Empire and the other nations who had taken up arms. The services were largely attended, and formed a cheering omen for the coming year. On Wednesday ...
PRESTON POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, 4th AUGUST. [Before Dr. Cole, P.M., and Messrs Barrow and Ellison, J's.P.] [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
PRESTON POLICE COURT. ------+--- TUESDAY, 4th AvUGUST. [Before Dr. Cole, P.M., and Messrs Barrow and Ellison, J's.P.] The police proceeded against four cyclists for riding on footpaths and 10/ fines were imposed in each case. Howse Bros. v, Frank Kendall, debt, £3 8s ld. Order made'for amount with 5/- costs. Emily Kelso v. Henry W. White for balance of account, £1 13s 8d. Mr. Lonie appeared for defendant. The evidence disclosed that complainant had written demanding payment or return of specified goods before a cer tain date, and that return had been made by defendant in terms of request. The case was dismissed with £1 11 6d costs.I A fine of 5s, with 2s Gd costs, was in flicted on the driver of a four horse wagon for not having lamp lit on vehicle after night-fall. James Edwin Jones, inspectoi under Milk and Dairy Supervision Act, pro ceeded against E, Hearn on a charge of not holding a license on the 30th June, 1914, while conducting a dairy in Oak over road, Preston. The evidence...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
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Peter's Precaution. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Peter's Precautlon, At one of the big seaside resorts a young lady had occasion to complail of a bathing machine attendant, an old fellow, who, in the hurry of clean ing up, would sometlmes burst in upon her without knocking. Ono morning, after this had happen ed for the third or fourth time, the young lady took the old fellow to task. "Look here, Peter," she said, "I must Insist on your knooking before you enter. It hasn't happened yet, but it might very well happen that you'l come in on me when I was all un. dressed." Peter, with a chuckle, hastened to reassure the young lady upon this point. "No fear of that, miss," he aenild "no fear of that. There's a knot.hole in the door that I always look through before I come In!"
Pender's Grove Association. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Pender's Grove Assoolation. The usual meeting was held in the hall on Wednesday last, Mr. E, A, Day's motion to delete the word "Settlers" from the name of the As. sociation caused an animated discussion, and resulted in the motion being carried by a fair majority, Members will be pleased to hear that Mr. Bob Kay has been elected vice president. The secretary reported upon the visit of the Royal Commissioners, and a strong committee has been appointed to deal with estate matters, On Saturday last a large number of ladies was presenit to hear Mrs, Self upon the value of co-operation, and after the meeting several ladies were elected upon the committee, The first meeting of the Ladies' Social Club was a decidedsuccess. The secre tary reported that educative lectures were being arranged for on art needle work, nursing, domestic economy, etc, The challenge match between the ladies and gentlemen to a game of bowls resulted in a win for the former, the scores being 21 to 15. Members are i...
It Was the Last. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
it Was the Last. There had been an explosion in a powder mill, and the proprietor, who was away on a pleasure trip, hurried home to make an investigation. "How in the world did it happen?" he asked the foreman of the mill as he viewed the wreck, "Who was to blame?" "Well, you see, sir," replied the foreman, "it was this way, Bill went into the mixing room, probably think. Ing of something else, and struck a match in mistake, Ho was- " "Struck a match!" exclaimed the proprietor In amazement, "I should have thought that would be tile last thing on earth he'd do!" "It was, sir," was the calm rejoinder of tile foreman,
BASEBALL. A GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
BASEBALL, A GRADE, Northcote scored their fourth succes sive victory last Saturday, when they easily defeated South Melbourne after a full nine innings game. Billings batted best, Gibaud and Begg also doing well. Elliott pitched in good form striking out 5 men, and he also had 5 assists in fielding. South failed to get a man to first base till their seventh innings, Northcote's fielding being first rate. Froebel at first base had 17 put-outs to his credit without error. Bolton, field ing as substitute for South Melbourne, brought off a splendid double play, Northcote-6, 8, 0,1, 2, 0, 0, 2, 1-14. Sth, Melb,-0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1,0 2-8. Northcote play Melbourne to-day at the M.OCC. ground,