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Far-Fetched. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
Far.Fetched. Two men were drinking together when the conversation turned on how to feed and train canaries, which ha,) pened to be their profession, Tlhey were telling each other the merits of their birds, which were to go In a show, and both were sure of wlnning the prize. At last one of them said:l in a sorrowful tone: "Ah, Jim, If I had only got tihe one I had last week I should not have much trouble in winning, but I had taught him to sing 'Home, Sweet Home' so much to perfection tlat t!h tears rolled down his breast till he got exhausted, fell off his peroh, and was drowned in his own tears." "Oh," said Jim, "that's nothing. One night my bird was slnging 'The Village flackslmith' so true that the sparks flew out of his eyes, set fire to the cage and before we had time to put thl, flames out the poor little wretch wau roasted to death," When fortune knocks at tihe door of a lazy man thile chances are tiha he is somewhere trying to borrow a ~lp-3 of tobacco., "1 notice a mlan who...
PATTERN FOR GIRL'S ONE-PIECE FROCK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
PATTERN FOR GIRL'S ONE.PIEICE FROCK. This is a very serviceable frock for a schoolgirl and is easily mtde. It is most suitable for navy sergte, or tweed would look very smart, A rollable pat. torn may be had, It represente "Everylady's Journal" pattern No, 155, cut in two sizes-for girls of 12 and 14. This pattern may be bought for ninepence from local pattorn ageu.t, or will be sent post tree to any address if ninepence in stampe is sent to Dept C, "Everylady's Journal," 370 Swan ston-streot, Melbourne. State nunbor' of pattern and size required, It a pen ny stamp is sent to above address a 4r8-page catalogue will be sent to an:, reader who writes, "Send free catas logue,
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 8 August 1914
PRESTON SHIRE COUNCIL. MONDAY, 3RD AUGUST. Present:--Crs. Crispe (chairman), Paterson, Stanlake, Allchin, Bricknell, Robertson, Howe, Warr, The minutes of last meeting and out going correspondence were read and approved. CORRESP'ONDENCE. From Shire of Wycheproof, urging adoption of a standard valuation for all taxation and rating purposes.-Re ferred to committee of the whole coun cil. From Public Health Department, pointing out that premises of John Adams & Co., Oakover road, Preston, had not been approved by the Board under Section 13 of the Meat Supervis ion Act, and stating that there should be a special application for a new licence under Section 13.-Referred to commit tee of the whole council. From twenty-four ratepayers, apply ing for an extension of electric light service in High street, Preston,--Re ferred to electric light committee. From Mitchell & Co., re road grader. -No action taken. From J, W. Huntington, re lamp opposite Coburg cemetery, stating that i...
Northcote A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Northoote A N.A. The fortnightly meeting of the above was held at the town hall on Thursday, August 6, the president (Mr. Newell) in the chair. The syllabus item was a lecture by Mr. Stephens, entitled, "The Story of Petroleum," which proved very instructive and interesting. The lecture was illustrated by lantern views, The syllabus item for next Thursday (quarter night) is a card night for valuable trophies.
East Ward Progress Association [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
East Ward Progress Association The monthly meeting was held on Saturday, Mr. Findlay presiding. It was decided that the association assist as much as possible in the cricket car nival. It was arranged that the anni versary be celebrated by a concert and dance in the town hall, on October 14. After the ordinary business a mock council was held, at which the members participated in various arguments on tramways, roads, ashes, etc. Seven new members were enrolled.
FOOTBALL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
FOOTBALL. Wales Street State School suffered the second defeat of the season at the hands of Fairfield, who kicked ,1.5 to Wales Street 2.5. Northcote District (runners-up 1913) play the Public Service at Merri lark to.day. "Cheap money,' said the business man, "'Cheap food" the labourer said; "Cheap beer,' sang out old 1)usty I)atn, What matterts, beef or bradt? '"That's very well,"? observed the sage, But you'll agree l'm sure, Cheap health is gained from youth to t ae. With Woods' Great P'eppurmtnt Guro. Stott & Bastings Oldest-Established Auotioneer, Estate Agents, Sworn Valuer, Insuranoe Agents. PROPERTIES LET AND SOLD, RENTS COLLECTED, LIST OF PROPERTIES ON EASY TERMS AT OFFICE: 203 High St., Northoote Branches: HIGH ST., UPPER NORTHCOTE (Corner Normanby Avenue). STATION STREET, FAIRFIELD, HIGH ST., PRESTON, corner Garnet St. (opp. Bell Station). Phone: Central 1976. The Best Medium for Real Estate in Northern Suburbs,
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. For the City of Northcote, Crs. S. Dennis, J.P., south ward; G. H. Hen derson, west ward; T. E. Redmond, north ward; and C. E. Schwaebsch, central ward, have been returned unop posed. The east ward is being con tested by Ex-Cr. Williams, who is opposing the retiring member, Cr. W. Glanfield. In the absence of nominations the retiring councillors for the Prestonshire Crs. James Paterson (east), A. Robert son (west), and W. Braithwaite (cen tral), have been re-elected for further term.
LADIES' LETTER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
LADIES' LETTER, Letters from Australian women anxious to fight are said to be pouring in on the Commonwealth authorities. In a sparse population like ours every gun counts, but the dity is not yet when 'the men of Australia will call upon their womenfolk tp march under arms. But there is this to be said: In the final analysis, with a foreign invader installed in our cities and the Australian, people back doing guerilla warfare in thle bush, *the value of a gun in every woman's hand would have to be considered. Two city men are chuckling over a little experience they met with re cently. They motored out of town for the week-end, and stayed in the country for a day or two. There they met two attractive girls and formed quite a warm friendship. When they all returned to town they arranged not to lose sight of each other, and were to telephone and arrange an evening for the men to call, This was done, the address given .was a good house in one of our most aristo iratic suburbs. They wer...
Preston Branch A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Preston Branch A,N.A. The branch hold its usual meeting on Monday night, Mr. E. Lewis in the chair, before a large attendance of members. Five proposals were received for membership, three new members were elected and two clearances gran ted. Mr. E. Lewis reported on the doings of the metropolitan committee. Considerable discussion took place on motion of Mr. W. Henderson, that the Board of Directors be written to asking the reason why the sub-committee, appointed by the Board to place the initiativoe and referendum before the people, and thereby give effect to the motion as carried by the delegates at the annual conference, did not proceed with the propaganda work. After business an evening at cards was held, and after fourteen games Mr. Lucas was declared the winner. Mr. Parnell was accorded a hearty vote of thanks for supplying the coffee and eatables. Next night a shooting contest takes place, in which the whole of the mem bers are invited to take part,
Frenchman Outwits Kaiser. GERMAN YACHT CHRISTENED WITH FRENCH WINE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Frenchman Outwits Kaiser. GERMAN YACHT CHRISTENED WITH FRENCH WINE. Ai. Vallo, formerly Minister for Jus tice, told In the French courts last month an incident, relating how a Frenchman had completely outwitted the Emperor of Germany, He was giving instances of the astuteness in Idvertising of M. Kessler, described is the "champagne IcIng," and former. ly a representative for the big French wi:e firm of Moet and Chandorn; Proceeding, M. Valle recalled that vhbn Prince Henry of Prussia went to the United States for the christen. ing of the Kaiser's American yacht, .leteor, the Kaiser wished Miss Alice toosevelt to perform the ceremony with a bottle of "German champagne." Preparations, were made according. y, but when the ceremony had been performed it was discovered that a bottle of Moet and Chandon had been employed, MA. Kessior had procured the sub stltutlon, and the Kaisaer's yacht was thus christened with French cham. pagne. lie may find the Incldent an Ill. omen in the current t...
Mission to Lepers. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Mission to Lepers. A very successful "drawing room meeting," in aid of the above mission, was held in James street Presbyterian school hall on the afternoon of Wednes day, 5th August, Rev. R. W. Rock presiding. There was a large attend ance of ladies from all the Protestant churches of Northcote, Thornbury, and Fairfield. Mrs. Cabena, secretary of the mission gave an impressive address, dealing with the sufferings of Lepers, of what the mission had done for them since its inauguration by Mr. Wellesley C. Bailey, in 1874, and of what still re mained to be done. During the after noon sacred solos were rendered with much feeling by Mrs. Moulton and Miss G. Brown. Afternoon tea was served by the ladies of James street and other churches. A table of work (plain and fancy articles) also literature, was well patronised (in addition to the collection). Altogether a sum of £4 9s 4d was raised for the funds. A feature of the after noon, to which Mrs. Cabena made special reference, was the rec...
MELBA COMES HOME. VICAR WHO DID NOT KNOW. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
MELBA COMES HOME. VICAR WHO DID NOT KNOW. Back to her beloved homeland, Madamo Melba lives the simple life it Coombe Cottage in Lillydalo, and without suffering the attentions that 3verywhoro meets Fame such as she lttainod in England and Europe,. Compliments have been showered an Mlme. Melba by all classes, from 'oyalty downward, but there are two incidents which the great singer trea ;ures above all others. One occurred when she was rehearsing in a Lon don hotel. A little boy in an ad jaccnt room, hearing her sing, raised als finger, and said: "Sh! Mummie birdie!" On another occasion she was visit ing one of our smaller Australian owns, and came across two little fel lows unable to gain admission to the concert hall. She took them in and gave them seats behind the orches .ra. At the conclusion of the concert She laughingly told them they owed her a guinea apiece. The elder of the two rose to his feet, saluted, and said: "Madam, we owe you much noro than that." What Is possibly the...
Preston A.W.A. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Preston A.W,A. The fortnightly meeting was held in the Rechabite hall on the 3rd inst. The president (Mrs. Howard) was in the chair, and there was a good attendance of members, also Mrs. Threlkeld (chief president of the Association), who read the balance-sheet and commended the branch on the good progress made by the branch during the past six months, It was decided in invite Mr. Liberty, of "Herald," to picture night in Thornbury theatre on 19th inst. After business re freshnients were handed round. Next meeting August 17th.
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
FEOM VARIOUS SOUROES. A girl petitioner's mother in the Melbourne Divorce Court admitted that she bought the marriage ring be.. cause the young man came to the wedding without one; also' she paid the parson's fee. The bridegroom was' walking off in the absent-minded way: of his kind when the clergyman raid tactfully, "Young man, come back and: kiss your wife." The parties lived together for exactly five minutes atter the ceremony, and as the bridegroom. went out at once and didn'b conie back in two and a half years, the court agreed that he had forfeited all right to come back for over after, It is possible to enthuse too much even in so commonplace a matter as football barracking, This melancholy truth was found out and proved to be sound by a spectator at a match last Saturday, He went to enthuse and lie enthused for all he was worth. -"t i'n had the bad luck to enthuse amongst a crowd of enthusers who o~eo enthusing for the other side, He yelled and boohooed and shrieked caustic ...
O.S.T. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
0.5.T. The Thornbury division held a meeting in the Pender's Grove hall on Wednes day, Bro. J. Osborne, W.P., in the chair. There was a good attendance, and four new members were initiated. Visitors were present from the Phoenix and North Fitzroy divisions, also Bro. Gregory, Most Worthy Patron of Jun iors, who, in addressing the meeting, re ferred to the splendid way this division was progressing. The bowls tourna ment between North Fitzroy.and Thorn bury resulted in a win for the latter. The sermon preached by Bro. H. R. Francis, general secretary, last Sunday at the Methodist church on "The Great Problem," was much appreciated.
Tit for Tat. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Tit for Tat. Pat, who was In lodgings, was great* ly annoyed by the landlady helping herself to his provisions, She began by taking a piece of his butter, and when Pat came home she said: "Pat, I'm taking a little of your but ter, tut I'm not like other landladies I'm telling you." Next day it was an egg, and 9o on. Every day there was something taken and put off with the same remark: "I'm not like other landladies-I'm telling you." Of course there was never any reo duction in Pat's bill. One Saturday his bill name to a larger amount than usual. Pat looked at it. h)r "'r ' few things bn his han1lcreh'' ~'l to the loor anlld 01 1 "Landlady, I'm sloping, I'm not like other lodgers--I'm telling you."
Why Hurry? [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Why Hurry? In Mexico time is of little impor' tance. The late Sylvanus Miller, the civil engineer, who was engag ed on some work there, was once try ing to show a native how much the new railway would benefit the coun* try. "How long does it take you to carry your-produce to market at present?" he asked, "With a mule, it takes three days," was the reply. "There you are!" exclaimed Miller. "When the new railway is in opera. tion you will be able to take your pro. duce to market and return home in one day," "Very good, senor," was the placid reply; "but what shall I do with the [other two days?"
A MURDEROUS TREE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
A MURDEROUS TREE. There is a singular tree in Cuba called the yaguey.tree, It begins to grow at the top of another tree. The seed is carried by a bird, or wafted by the wind, and, falling into some moist, branching part, takes root, and speedily begins to grow. It sends a kind of thin, string-like root down the body of the tree, which is soon followed by others. In course of time these rootings strike the ground, and growth immediately commences upward. New rootings continue to be formed and get strength, until the one tree grows as a net round the other. The outside one surrounds and presses the inner, strangling its life, and aug menting its own power. At last the tree within is killed, and the parasite that has taken possession becomes itself the tree.
Revenge. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Revenge. A young and bashful professor was frequently embarrassed by jokes his girl pupils would play on him. These jokes were so frequent that he decid. ed to punish the next perpetrators, and the result of this decision was that two girls were detained an hour alter school and made to work some difficult problems as punishment. It was the custom to answer the roll.call with quotations, so the fol. lowing morning, when Miss A.'s name was called, 'she rose, and, looking straight in the professor's eye, repeat* ed: "With all thy faults I love thee still;" while Miss 13.'s quotation was: "The hours I spent with thee, dear heart, are as a string of pearls to me."
EDITORS, BEWARE! [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
EDITORB, BEWARE! She crushed the paper in her hand, Her lip, it quivered so! If you'd been there, you'd never stand Such prettiness and woe. The cause? Well, have it if you must, How stale the history getsl They'd "s-sent-her s-story.back1" with just "The Editor's regrets." She dried her tears-regrets are vain! She sought an interview. He saw her, and-"please call again," He said, But so would you! Then he proposed-'all in a jiff! The girl she answered "Let's." Sometimes I can't help wondering if "The Editor regrets."