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His Proof. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
His Proof, . Harry Lauder scored with a neat impromptu at a New York theatre roe cently. He had just finished his sec. .nd song, and the audience was vehe. mently demanding more, Some of his Scotch admirers were calling out the names of the songs they wanted to hear One enthusiastic young gentleman in a prominent seat was particularly insistent. "I love a lassie; I love a lassie," he :kept on shouting. The genial comedian looked him over, shook his head, and remarked gravely: "No, no: not yon, my son. if you did, you'r ha' fetched her wi' yOU."
The Only One. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
The Only One, "Ugh!" exclahlmoed the trasmtickot, with 1rawing as Iar as possible Into the cornelr of the pocket "you'ro fromn a pawn llop." "Sulpposo I iII" rl'etortod the pRawn* tlcket. "I anm the paawniishop's one etleoentlug featlure." Evon the woman who is looking for bargains doesn't want a oheap man,
The Solution. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
The Solution. A minister, a doctor, and a lawyer were dining at a lady's, The lady complained that .her manservant broke a great deal of china, Her guests then advised her what to do, "Fire him!' said the lawyer, But the lady had had him for many years, and he was old, and sherliked him, "Take his breakages out of his wages," said the doctor. But he al ways broke, it appeared, more than his wages came to, "Then raise his wages," said the minister.
LETTER FROM LONDON. A TRIP TO THE LAKES DISTRICT. Keswick Hotel, London. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
LETTER FROM LONDON. A TRIP TO THE LAKES DISTRICT. Keswick Hotel London. The way in which we stumbled into this palatial and luxurious hostelry was really amusing. We had learned that Reswick was the best place from which to see the English Lakes, and arrived there 9 p.mn, on Friday. The hotel porter in scarlot coat was on the station, and sought our custom, Asked if he had anything comfortable and moderate, he saidl we could step into the oflice and if we did not like it we could easily pass on, He simply opened a gate, annd in a twinkling we were off the dull little station and INTO FAIRYLAND, for a long and spacious glassed-in arch way, filled with beautiful blooming plants and statuary led right into the hotel, Mr Foster fairly collapsed on to a garden seat going up this magnificent approach, and we all felt like a lot of scallywags, We had just.sent our main luggage on to London, and were in our roughest touring clothes. Yet the pro. prietress received us, in the midst of fashio...
Tact. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Tact, Here's tact for you, "I was calling at a house In the avenue. There was a little boy about seven years old, I should judge. iHe stared at me a long time, then went and whispered to his mother. This was embarrassing, so I giggled and said: "'lt's rude to whisper in company!' "The kid looked puzzled for a min ute. Then he answered: "'It would 'a been a lot ruder to say it out loud.'"
Then He Set to. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Then He Set to, A gang of laborers were employed digging a mysterious ditch across the street. It was a, sewer or a place to put a gas pipe or something. One man In particular was working as if he were a chorus man in a play, just go. ing through the motions and pretend ing to dig a ditch. The foreman came along and spoke to him. "Don't be afraid," he said, with rich sarcasm. "Lean on th' shovel now an' then. If It breaks I'll pay for it!"
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
LOCALISMS Mr. Cook has announced that the Aus tralian offer of 20,000 men has been accepted by Great Britain, the troop to be got readly at once. e It is reported that defeats have been I inflicted on the German troops at all points; that the main English and Ger man fleets are approaching each other. The friends of Mrs. W. T. Hayes will be pleased to learn that she has quite recovered from her recent serious ill ness, and is once more home again at Northcote. Cr. A Robertson, Preston, intimates elsewhere that he will seek a renewal of the confidence hitherto reposed in him by the west riding ratepayers, The Shire of Epping invites tenders in our advertising columns for alterations to carefaker'slcottage. Music-lovers of Preston will be treated to a fine concert in the shire-hall on Tuesday evening next, Mr. and Madam Gregor Wood and other leading artists, see advertisement. Dr. A. $. Young has been appointed medical inspector under the Factories Act. Gwalia lodge will celebrate the...
Quite Safe. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Qulto afe. At school one dlay the teacher asked a little boy why he had been away the day before, "'Cos mother had the mumps and I had to go and fetoh the doctor." "But mumps Is catching, Johnnie, mnd your mother may have given it to you," "Oh, no, miss, that's all right, It'. my stepmother, and she never gives me anything."
Northcote Park Grand Stand Carnival. NOTES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Northcote Park Grand Stand Carnival. NOTES. The "Sweets Afternoon" in connec tion with the carnival, arranged by the mayor (Cr. S. Dennis) and members of the ladies' committee, will be held in the town hall on Thursday afternoon at 3o'clock, A pleasant afternoon should result and a cordial invitation is exten ded to all the ladies of the district to be present. All entries for the races in connec tion with the carnival close on August 14. Entries will be received and all enquiries answered at A.N.A. com mittee rooms, opposite Stott and Bastings, every evening next week between 7.30 and 10 o'elock. Next Saturday the carnival will be held. Arrangements have been com pleted ona lavish scale and the brilliant success of last year promises to be eclipsed. A splendid programme will be carried at the Northcote park, and patrons are assured an enjoyable after noon. Mr. T, L, Taylor will act as marshal in the procession next Saturday, and wvill be assisted by three or four sub marshals appoi...
A Noah's Ark. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
A Noah'. Ark, "It's funny, aln't it, that everybody in our family is some kind of animal?" "Some kind of animal, indebd! What do you mean?" "Why, mother's a dear, you know," "Yes, certainly." "And my baby sister's mother's lit tlo lamb, and I'm the kid, and dad's the goat."
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. "ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
NORTHCOTE THEATRE, " ANTONY ANDl CLEOPATRA." Another great triumph has been cored by the Cines Company, and over owering as was .the success that it ichieved with " Quo Vadie?" its very Latest production " Antony and Uleopa. ra," will probably be equally as great. 'he home critics were loud in its praise, and that their verdict will be confirmed by the Australian Ipublic admits of not the vestige of a doubt. It is a marvel. ous, a stupendous productioi, and it is noe succession of'gorgeous scenes, Fol. owing the Shakespearian tragedy, one is in one moment in Egypt, the next in tome, and the opportunties conses luently for wondrous illustration are ever at hand. One sees tihe court of 3leopatra in its savage grandeur, and then immediately afterwards otie is transported to the sterner and more austere surroundings of the Roman Council Cha nber. *Never was more clearly demonstrated the difference be. tween the voluptuousness of Cleopatra's court and the colder atmosphere of the rule of...
HOLY TRINITY CONCERT. AN UNQUALIFIED SUCCESS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
HOLY TRINITY CONCERT. AN UNQUALIFIED SUCOESS. Under the auspices of I-Ioly Trinity Church, 'Thornbury, a grand concert was heold in the Northcote Town laill on Tuesday evening. There was a grati. lying response by the pablic, the hall being tilled, and as tile proceeds are to be devoted to the new church building fund a enbstantial sum should be net. ted. Prior to the concert the. Rev. C. W. Woodl raised a laugh by making tihe following somewhat unusual requnest: " I hop? none of you will leave the hall during the concert as we have made arrangcements for the latest war news to be supplied to you." The rev, gen tluinan was as good as his word, later in the evening furnishing the audience with what newds had percolated through from the old country. The generous bill of fare provided proved quite a musical and elocutionary treat, and all present showed apprecia. tion by hearty applause, nearly every item being encored, Miss Elsie Tre. week was the bright particular star of tile evenin...
FEDERAL ELECTION NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
FEDERAL ELECTION NEWS, ----4--- Mr. F. Anstey spoke at the ,'orthlcote town hall on Monday evening, and at the lshire hall, l'restoin, on Thurtsday, loth meetings were well atte'nded, the speaker receiving a very favorable hoar ing on eaclh occasion. A meeting of friends and sup porters of Mr I. M. Jennings, who is aunnounced as the selected L ,iberal candidtlate for Bourke, is annoutnced by advertisement to be held in the town hall building, Northcote, on Monday evening next. Mr. Jennings addressed a mIeeting ofU the eloctors at the Northcote town hall on Thursday cvening, and was atten tively listened to, lie is to bear the Liboral banner in the Bourke camljign. THEO. FOuD, Northcote,
STATE SCHOOL CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
STATE SCHOOL CONCERT, Desirous of raising funds for the pur pose of purchasing a piano for the North Preston State School, the school com mittee hit upon the happy idea of or ganising a children's concert, in which the head master and staff heartily co operated. The entertainment came off on Wednesday evening last in the shire hall, and proved a bumper success, the large hall being packed by a most ap preciative audience. The chairman of the school committee, Mr. W. H. Fyfe, occupied the chair, and in a few opening remarks said he was pleased to see such a large gathering present, which showed the interest of the parents, and also that they appreciated the work of the teach ers in training the children. In the midst of their rehearsals the inspector came to the school for the annual ex mination, and notwithstanding that the children had had to let lessons slip at times owing to the rehearsals, some gained 100 per cent. (Applause). The piano being used that night was kindly lent by c...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Church Notices. L, I ii-SAINTS' CHURCH,, S SNOIRTHCOTE. Sunday Services: 11 am,, Rev, A. C. KELLAWVAY. 7 p.m., Rev. J. Goon. 1.15 p.m., lMen's Service, subject, 'Our Warfare." -il OLY TRINITY, THORNBURY . (Railway Parade). Sunday Services: 11 a. m., Holy Communion and Sermon 7 p.m,, Evensong and Sermon, Rev. C, W, WooD, L 1L SAINTS' CHURCH, S PRESTON. IX, Sulnday after Trinity. 8 a, i., IHoly Communion, 11 am.,n, Slpecial intercession. 7 p.m., subject, "Confidence." Rev. B. C, A. EVA, XTORTHCO'rTE I'RESBYTERIAN .ii CHURCH (JAMES ST.) Sabbath Services: Morning, Rlev. H. L, BALCK?E (Minis tor Elect of East hruns\wick). Evening, Rev. R. WV. RocK, Bun yan's "Holy War" (No. 5). pRESTONc I , SCRCHBYTERIAN Sunday Services: Minister: Rev. W. ARTHUR RonERTs, Morning at 11, Evening at 7, All Welcome, Seats Free. rpHORNBURY PRESBYTERIAN .L CHURCH, Rossmoyne Street. Sunday Services: Divine Services at 11 anm. and 7 pm, I'rtacher, Mr. F. L, hERloT, Snbbath School, 3 pm. N0ORTHCOTE METHODIST CHUR...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
MR, & MRS, CLEVELAND Professors and Teachers of Refined Ballroom Dancing, give STRICTLY PRIVATE LESSONS, any hour, daily, evenings, and hold SUPERIOR ADULT BEGINNERS' CLASSES on Monday Even ings, 8 to 11. And on Tuesday Evenings Wednesday ,, Instruction, 7,80 to Thursday ,, 8.30 Friday ,, Practice from 8.80 Saturday ,, A id on Saturday Afternoons, 8 to 5,80. At their Academy, No. 26.1 DRUtaMOND ST., CARLTON. Call, Write, or Phone 5608, Prospectus Post Free. t~f Announcements. UNDER ENTIRELY NEW -- MANAGEMENT - TheRegal Cafe 98 SMITH STREET, C O LL IN G WIO O D. Dinner from 12 to 2. Ludles':Afternoon Tea a spelialty Choice Fruits in Season, Only the Best Confectionerymkept in stock. SPERO & VLASOPULOS (late of Vienna Cafe), Proprietors. E. J. KELLEY, Builder and Contraotor, Corner Harold Street and Railway Avenue, Thornbury, Will Build on Your Land, or Buy Land you choose, Houses your Own Design, or Sell you Houses just finished, double or sin?l fronted, Best material...
N.S.R.A. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
N.S RA, The usual monthly meeting was held in All Saints' hall on Tuesday evening last, the president, Mr.'R. F. Brown, presiding, and a large number beingf present. A letter was read from the secretary of the carnival committee requesting the loan of the seats for the day of the carnival,-Request complied with. Also asking those members who could assist on the day of the carnival to ser d their names. The fpllowingpro mised to give service:-Messrs Bartlett, Young, Nichols, Tulk, Jenkins Clark son, Robinson, Tabner, Boulter, W. Dennis, Brown. A request. from the mayoress was complied with, for the use of table linen and crockery for the "Sweets Afternoon" in the town hall, in connection with the carnival. One new member was elected. The various officers were electedl for the ensuing year. The president was then called upon to deliver a lecture on "Technical Education,". The manner in which he handled the subject showed clearly that he had a keen interest in the matter, which he deal...
THE WORLD WAR. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
THE WORLD WAR, Five great powers are at war-Ger many and Austria against Russia, ,France, and Great Britain. The I"burst" has arrived with startling sud denness, yet nevertheless we know that preparations for the event have been the constant aim of the nations during the last quarter of a century To be in a position to act when "the day" came, has been, of necessity, the doctrine of all European Governments, and the "day" has now dawned. The earth may be deluged with blood before the "night" comes. It is profitless, under the circumstances, to indulge in spec ulations as to the causes of the way upon which we, as co-partners with Great Britain, are now entering, for the events of the present moment are but as straws showing the drift of a current that has ever .run strongly and deeply during the years, and which will, it is to be hoped, carry us to a determined haven through the dark hours lying ahead, Being in the battle's front, it only remains for us to play the part of men, to c...