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"AVOCA MAIL." [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
"AVOCA MAIL." We are in- receipt of a copy of tlio City Proclamation Edition of tlio "Nortlicote Lender." The paper, which is printed in purplo ink, gives inter esting information under tlio heading of "When Xorthcoto was a Villago, wliilo tlio greater portion of. a pngo is devoted to a report of tlio proclama tion of Nortlicote as a city. J'lie num ber is a good-, ana, and reflects credit on tlio proprietary.
IN LONDON. Cranston's K[?]worth Hotel, Great Russell street, London, W.C. May 1st, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
IN LONDON. Cranston's Kenihvorth Hotel, Great Russell street, London, "NV.C., May 1st, 1914. We £401 our first gliiupso of England yesterday, when tho "Medina" came to anchor in Plymouth Sound. We hud a beautiful first impression of tho Old Land. Hight at the iratef's edgo was a quaint little village. Rising abore and circling round it were the greenest of green fields, irregularly divided by lire hedges, some of tlioin of yellow gorse. In the still waters, ou the other side, were numbers or fishing boats, gradually fading away till thoy wore lost in tho fog. It wm a lovely oieturu, with which all the Australia lift were charmed. We should have had a very interesting trip along tho south coast, but nothing was to bo soon (ou account of the fug in the English Channel) till we got to tho Thames. The passage down this j riTer was Tery blow, tho boat' going 1 during the last mile or two only at a snail'a pace. Though we were up finishing our packing between 5 .and 6 a.m., we did not get...
WOMAN'S WORLD. THE TOILET. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
[ WOMAN'S WORLD. THE TOILET. A woll-knbwn woman traveller says: '"What aniazing toilettes the rich woman" makes to-day! Her batli^ de mands nn hour or more; then there's tlio manicure; then thero's the appli cation, before a Louis Quinze.dressing table, of a dozen unguents and cosmet ics from bottles mounted lu old silver. Alid her actual dressing, tlie actual putting on of_ her clothes, hasn't, murk you, begun yet! > ."It all makes me think of a shack f once put up at overnight in "tlie prairie. I rose at daybreak, and wash edmy race and hands In a creek be hind the, house. A piece of burlap hfig hiing from a branch, and 1 used this as a towel. Then'I took a comb from my pocket. " i "A boy of twelve had been watching trie with: a cynica 1 smile. 'When - ho saw my comb appear, he could restrain himself no longer. He gave' a 'laugh of scorn and yelled: . ■ " 'Hey, lady, ain't you a good doai o' trouble to yersolf?'"
HYDE PARK. May 3rd. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
HYDE PARK. May 3rd. | Tins (Sunday) morning, we went 10 ! Hyde Park and saw the great parado of wealthy and fashionable London. It was a lovely spring; morning, with a little nip in the air, but tlie sun shining brightly most of the time. The trees in the beautiful avenues are ' just coming into leaf, and everything i was looking delightfully fresh and green. Hour upon hour the procession goes by—automobiles, carriages, horse^ men, horsewomen, pedestrians of every class—men and women as bril liant-looking as Bond and Oxford sts. can make them, side bv side sometimeB with the seediest. Of tno gorgeous kind of women seen in up-to-dato fashion journals, wo saw hundreds in the flesh this morning. Many wero wonderful "Many were wonderful to behold." to behold. The warm days not having yet arrived, many wore magnificent fury, find those generally had small, round, variously-turned-up black straw hats, with feathers or other things sticking straight out of them at curi ous angles, giving a...
The Rullng Instinct. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
The Ruling Instinct. Ail 'eminent astronomer, In the course of u lecture, spoko of a certain star that looked no bigger tlian a tliree]>onny-bit a hundred mlleH away. After the dlHCourse one of tlie audi ence Bald lo him, "1 know you l'or a Scotsman, for no one but a Scotsman would trouble about a threepenny-bit a hundred miles off I" "i
POINTS ON PALMISTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
POINTS ON PALMISTRY. - Smooth, conical lingers arc u sign of talkativeness and levity. Strong, knotted fingers allow pru denco .and-capacity. A palm too slim, narrow;'and feeble indicates- instinct without capacity. ; If, the palm is too large the person is coarse and animal-like. If the outer-joint of the lingers forms 'a knot, the person lias wellar ra'ngedMdeas. ' The individual who lias knots at the middle: joints of the lingers always has a place for every thlrig and every thing in its place. Intellect belongs to knotted lingers, grace to smooth" ones. ■ The person whose Angers are smooth and pointed is guided wholly by in spiration, and never has a reason for what he does. ; The hard, wrinkled hand whichv is opened to its full extent with; diffi culty shows intractability, a mind without pliancy. - J..arge hands mean n close attention to minute details Broad nails show the owner to bo bashful and gentle..
CITY PROCLAMATION ISSUE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
CITY PROCLAMATION ISSUE. The following are a few of the pub lished comments on our recent procla mation iBSUe:— "PlMHltAN TELEGRAPH." Noitlicoto Imb just acquired tho civic title, nnd is to bo congratulated 011 its iidvaiicemout. TI10 Noitlicoto "Lender" cdirto out Inst Saturday with a special niimbor, printed, iir purple, capitally written and gcit lip, with which North coto pooplo limy woll bo gratified.
FAMOUS WIDOWS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
FAMOUS WIDOWS. " News • comes from . Knoxville, Ten nessee,' of the death of "I'nraon" Brownlow's widow, at"the age of nine ty-flve years. Tew people' knew that until so lately there remained this liv ing Unit with the famous "fightiiig parson" or war times, whom Tennes see expelled because of his bold'at tacks upon secession, but'afterwards recalled to. be Its governor. Yet how many widows of distinguished men have survived their husbands so long that they have seemed to trail phan toms of history through the living re alities or a later generation! In the town of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mrs. Stonewall Jackson Is still living. It is nearly thirty-eight years since Custer's last fight, yet Mrs. Custer is alive and well. .*lrs. N. I'. Willis died only a few yeavs ago In Washington, though the literary career of her bril liant husband reached its' height long before the civil war, The widow of Jefferson Davis lived until 100G. Gen eral George Pickett's widow Is still alive. Alexand...
CHAPTER XI. The Serpent Shows Its Tooth. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
CHAPTER XT. The Serpent Shows Its Tooth. ■ The winter months had passed,,nn&lt;i now blustering March with Its storms was upon them. The fishermen of Port Crnlgie were beginning to buzz around their boats again. Uric was in London, and from many sources these humble folks .-it home , had assurances'that he was yet destined to dazzle the world by his gift of song. Angus Galbniltli, the fisherman,, turned wearily to his life, of toll again, carrying in his si lent heart that load-'that would never lift. As for Klsie, when he saw her face be had his reward. She had got back her old, bright, laughing nature, and if ever !l thought entered her mind of the days when' she bad seen Into the inner depths of si strong* man's soul, it was only as a tender memory that soothed rather than dis turbed her. ' For the.first three months after the departure~o[ Eric slie had gone about the house singing softly to hbrself. Her only recreation was the piano— a gift from Angus. With industry that...
CHAPTER X. Looming Clouds. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
Chapter x. Looming Clouds. A week lmd passed,• mid once more It was a Saturday night. During all these days Angus Galbraith,had never boon In Port Cralglo. lie had sent a. sliort nolo to Ills mother saying that ho Intended to fish from Faithlle all the week, but that ho might be home on the Saturday, and to Eric, at least, tlio message was welcome. Tlio llttlo toy harbor was crowded with boats, and from the tall masts tlio herring nets hung In stroaWors. In the midst ot tho steam from tlio tanning tanks fishermen with long polos were lifting their nets, and wore toiling up the long, tortuous road from tlio harbor to tlio links on the' top of the cliff. Some of the. earliest arrivals: had got tlio length of oiling'and polishing' their boots, and the more blithesome were dafilngWith the girls at the end' of tlio jotty. But gradually, as the nlglit foil, the men went home, tired with their week's work, and the har bor became almost deserted. Angus Galbraith. sat on a spar, painting his...
LIFE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
LIFE. •Life! I know jiot what thou art, Hut know that thou and I must part, And when, or how, or where wo mot I own to me'fi a secret yet. Life!, we've been long together, Through pleasant and through cloudy weather; 'Tin hard to part when i'rieuds are dear— Perhaps 'twill cost a sigh, a tear; Then steal si way, give little warning, Choose thine own timo; Say not good-night, but in some •brighter clime " Hid me good-morning. To free the hands from disagreeable odors such as that of onions, cod-liver oil, etc., mix a little ground dry mus tard with warm water and wash the hands well with it. The saucers ol' scales or vessels used In cooking con bo freed from odors by jtlio same me thod. ( '
REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
REDUCED CIRCUMSTANCES. It is si pathetic tiling to Bee peoplo struggling with reduced circumstances —that is, a -reduction of income, and an inability to live as they have been in the habit of living. But much heart-break would bo spared IE when such adverse fate comes people'would only at once settle down and accept the new and smaller income, and live on what it will easily give thfem, rather than to try to."keep up appe'urances." Every day we see people trying to live in a large house with one cheap maid-of-all-work, where they had kept, and kept busy, three competent servants, or even more— trying to keep up with the society that, they can no longer afford to move in, by scrimping and toiling every where, and having no happiness and no peace and comfort; giving an occa sional dinner or lunch, and going with out necessaries to pay for them; mak ing over old gowns indefinitely in of der to accepf invitations, and carrying hearts that' ache harder, and: harder all the time. If only...
"WOOMELANG SUN." [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
"WOOMELAN.Gr SUN." Northcote is a city. A few years ago this suburb of -Melbourne was a licap of waste, and kangaroos hopped about tlio hills; now, having a popu lation of over 20,000 and n revenue of mora than as many pounds sterling, it becomes a city, and is dignified ac cordingly. Tho local news dissemina tor, "Tho Leader," in its issue of Sat urday last,- mado a big splash. The ink was purplo, tho stylo of get-up good, and the local advertisers rose to tno occasion. To tho proprietary wo return thanks for tlio copy forward ed, and next time wo aro out that way, will join him in a cigar—that is, if ho smokes.
"BEALIBA TIMES." [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
. "BEALIBA TI3IES." Wo liavo roceivod tho special procla mation is.su i! of tlio Nortlicoto "Lender," published in honour oE tho community of Nortlicoto having been proclaimed a city. Tho issuo is nicely printed in blue, and contains a splen did-account of tho proceedings iu con nection witli tho proclamation. We have much pleasure in wishing North oote nil tho success it deserves in fu ture, and trust that its enterprising newspaper (Whalley Bros., printers) will still continue, as in tho past, to help along tho progress of tho now city.,' Congratulations to Nortlicoto city", and the "Leader."
Northcote [?] COUNCIL. Monday, 29th June, 1914. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
t 01THC0TS CI IY COUNCIL. : Monclny/ 20tlr Jiiiic, 10W. ; r 1'resont: Crs. Dennis (Mayor). Bast ings,' ,llayes,v McDonnol, Redmond, j Henderson,-Woolhouse. Thnrratt, Lees, ! Mason, SinMi, Glnnfield, Plnnt. i The ininutes of tho provions" nicotine and hut-going correspondence wcro read aud'opproved; From Metropolitan Roiml of Works, approving n service pipe of 1J inch din.'-to supply cricket ground and pa vilion in Merri Park.—Rocciyed). and inferred to the commissioners, with power to net. # From Public Health Department', in viting consideration of reports re dis posal of nightsnil in unsewered areas. —After discussion, it uos decided to tjiko.no action at present. From same, stating that the Council might nominate a representative on lliQ Queen's Memorial Infectious Dis eases Hospital Board tip to 12th Aug ust.—The Mayor to ho nominated. .'Jb'rnin same, forwarding report of henlth officer tor 1013, and asking"that stops be taken to abate the prevalence of. diphtheria.—-The town cl...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
The HouseWife Economist" Speakin^of ft Groceries! rpHOSE who know say our prices speak for themselves. If The goods, too, are first - class; guaranteed fresh, pure and whole • some as groceries can be. 1 Prompt and thought ful attention when you purchase , at the shop; correct and careful de livery of the goods you buy. Announcements Miss K. Lee WISHES to intiinnte having com-' menced business as a ■ FRUITERER & GREENGROCER In Now Shop, Corner HIGH & DALGETTY STS., PRESTON. Summer Drinks, Confectionery, Cignrs, Cigarettes, and Tobacco kept in stock. A Trial Solicited. Misses A. & E. Freebairn, CONFECTIONERS AND SWEETS DEPOT (Between Library nnd Town Ilnll), HIGH ST., NORTH COTE. High-Class Goods nnd Best Attention to Customers. Soft Drinks of best Brands. ^WHISPER TO THE LADIES! Dainty Tables & Tasty Goods await you nt Miss Adamthwaite's, Opposite the Theatre, 215 HIGH STREET, NORTHCOTE. Only the Best Fancy Pastry nnd Confections kept Afternoon Tens n...
LETTERS FROM LONDON. AN INTERESTING BUDGET. READABLE AND LAUGHABLE. Humorously Illustrated at the Northcote End. S.S. "Medina," Suez, 18/4/14. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 4 July 1914
LETTERS FROM LONDON. AN INTERESTING BUDGET. READABLE AND LAUGHABLE. ,—— [Humorously Illustrated at the Northcote End.[ S.S. "Medina," Suez. 1SU/1J. White wo nro at Suez, just a few lines, for thoro is not very much to jvrito about sinco leaving Colombo. Of course, thoro is the lifo on thoship, but that would largely bo a repetition. Aftor tho pnssongcrs from tlio East camo on board at Colombo a notr com mitteo was elected. Frfcsh musical "A new committee was elected.' talent has coino on board, aud we can now have concerts that would com mand success anywhere. But tho great social event of tho trip was last night, when the fancy dress ball was held. It was a really brilliant affair—a regular "eye-opener" as to what is pos silHo on these boats. There must have been from 70 to 100 in fancy costumes, and nearly all were of excellent and most original kind. "Wo went ashore at Aden on Wednes day. It is an appallingly arid placc— mero mountains of ugly rock, without a single blado of gras...