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Worse Still. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Worse Still. For weeks Bill had been a familiar figure tramping through the streets in his shirt-sleeves, but now he was putting on his coat once more. "More trouble," he sighed, wearily, "If it ain't one thing, you can lay your bottom dollar it'll be another." "Why, Bill," queried his wife, "what's the matter now?" "More labor troubles," groaned Bill. "More worry." "Not another look-out, Bill, I hope?" anxiously queried the partner of his sorrows. "No, wuss than that," answered the lord of the house. "The boss has give in, and I've got to go to work agen,"
Seasonable Conundrums. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Seasonable Conundrums. Brown: What every years comes as a bore, when pails and brooms cover the floor, and chairs and tables block the door? Jones: Spring-cleaning. Smith: What nmakes you search for things in vain, so causing you to miss your train, and think it's all a silly game? Jones and Brown: Spring-cleaning. Jones: What is it makes you sit and wait for meals, which at such times are late, and makes you quite with passion shake? Smnith: Spring-cleaning. Brown: What makes you work with main and might, in laying carpets down at night, with the vain hope to get things right? Jones and Smith: Spring-cleaning. Smith: What makoqi you stamp and scratch your head, and rage until your face is red, and wish, alas! that you were dead? Brown and Jones: Spring-cleaning Jones: What must be done, conme weal or woo, or else your wife becomes your foe, which is not very nice and so---" "All together: We must endure . . spring-cleaning, Contradict yourself early and often; any fool can keep on ...
Dipping the "Ens." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Dipping the "'Ens," A lady went one day into her gar den and found the old man whom she employed as gardener cleaning out *he chicken houses, As he was wash Ing the perches, she said to him: "I think you had better dip the ends in parallin, John; it keeps the In. sects away." "Yes, ma'am," dutifully replied the old man. As she was going out the next morn. ing the gardener came to her and said, Inma perturbed tone: "'Bout what you said yestelday, ma'am, 'bout dipping them 'ens in parallin. Insects or no insects, I can 'ardly say I like the idea of it-seems sorter cruel like."
THE ART OF NAMES. Illuminating Facts. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
THE ART OF NAMES, Illuminating Facts, It is duo to the vivid imagination of wonmen that so many of us are labe& led with strange names and apparently meaningless surnames (says Brig. len. W. L. White, in the Westminster "Gazette"). Prior to the eleventh con tury a man child was given a single name, which, to make it distinctive, was qualified, as he grew older, by:- (1) His father's name (patrionymic name); or (2) the name of the locality where he lived (local names); or (3) the name of his status, trade, or ocen pation or (4) a nicknaIme. Let us sup pose that our man was named Richard. If in his turn, ioe named his son Jolin. that John, to distinguish him from a host of other Johns, was called John Richardson (or Richards). John, in his turn, having a son, names him Richard, in memory of his own father. This Richard, the second, to distlin. guish him from many others of that name, became Richard Johnson (Johns or Jones). It is obvious that such a system became quite unsuite...
One for the Runner. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
One for the Runner. A man left his umbrella in the stand in a hotel recently with a card bearing the following inscription attached to it: "Thils umbrella belongs to a man who can deal a blow of 250-pounds weight. I shall be back in ten mine utes." On returning to seek his proper ty he found in its place a card thus inscribed: 'This card was left by a man who can run twelve miles an hour, I shall not be backi"
HOW AUTHORS GET IDEAS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
HOW AUTHORS GET IDEAS, Writing is an art that almost any educated person may learn-that is if they have enough industry in their mako up, But it is of little use to learn composition if you have not got ideas. You must have a plot before you can write a story, and plots are the great stumbling block to the aver age writer, Mr. Charles Garvice, the novelist, says that it is while shaving that most of his plots come to him. Lucky man! ~Most people are too intent on seeing that they do not gash their chins to think of anything else at that particu lar stage of their toilet. But, perhaps, Mr. Garvice uses a safety razor, A great many people think beaf in bed, and many writers sleep with a pad and pencil beside them. Nothing is more annoying than to think of some gorgeous situation just before go. ing to sleep, and then find in the morn. ing that the brilliant Idea has faded like a dream. Mr. H. G. Wells is one of those for tunate men who brim with ideas. He is said to have a collection ...
P.A.F.S. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
P.A.F.S., Loyal Lady Northcote lodge held the fortnightly meeting in the Druids' hall, Wimble street. It being quarter night there was a large attendance of mem bers, two new ones were initiated and five proposed. All sisters are asked to attend a pound night next lodge night The lodge closed with the singing of the National Anthem. nmm I i - c4- ,
A BROTHER'S LOVE Published by Arrangement with Cassell and Co. All Rights Reserved. CHAPTER XXXIV. Remorse. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
A BROTHER'S LOVE By GRAHAM BROWN, Author of "The Soul of Lucille," "The League of the Sacred Scarab," etc. Published by Arrangement with Cassell and Co. All Rights Reserved, CHAPTER XXXIV, Remorse. Angus Galbraith stood at the fire. place for a long time motionless. Left to himself he showed in his face the intense agitation of his heart. Now and again a sigh escaped him, and his lips moved- as if in prayer. But there was in his heart a profound thankful ness that this crowning misery had been spared him. In his burning pas sion he had. been carried away, and now all his soul revolted at the bare thought of what might have been. But, surely, surely Erlo told the truth, as he made that solemn vow. Surely it would be well with the child-sweet, gentle Elsie-for love of whom he had nearly gone to his doom, a fratricide? He stole on tip-toe towards the door of the inner room, and peeped within. A softened look was on his face and big tears coursed down his tanned cheeks. Erieo was on his...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 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 ,, 8.80 Friday ,, Practice from 8,80 Saturday ,, A id on Saturday Afternoons, 8 to 5.30. At their Academy, No. 264 DRIUMMOND ST., CARLTON. Call, Write, or Phone 5608. Prospectus Post Free. Announcements. UNDER I ENTIREI,L NEW -- MANAGEMENT - TheRegal Cafe 98 SMITH STREET, C O L IlN GWO 0 D. Dinner from 12 to 2. Ladles' Afternoon Tea a specialty Choice Fruits in Season. Only the Best Confectioneryrkept :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 single &. frontod, Best...
THE POWER OF ADVERTISING. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
THE POWER OF ADVERTISING. A Berlin pastrycook, finding his business decreasing, cudgelled his brains for some novel and effective advertising scheme, and at last hit on one which promised at least to be inexpensive. For a few shillings he inserted a notice in a leading daily:- "Young lady, well-to-do, fond of mu. slc, fresh complexion, magnificent hair, high.souled, and of Irreproach able past, would marry a nobleheart ed man, not too advanced in age. Address X.Y.Z., Poste Restante," etc. Berlin evidently boasts many noble hearted bachelors, for no less than five hundred wrote asking for an an. pointment. The. pastrycook penned to each a brief and perfumed billet. douxl "Deeply touched by your offer, meet me ll'uesday, at 5 p.m., in the end room at A. B.'s. (pastrycook's), - strasse 19, Utmost discretion begged. Tuesday dame, and the noble five. hundred-barring a few invalid1, sceptics and busy men, swarmed into the end room from 4.30 onwards, They naturally ordered light refresh. m...
SAVED BY STILTS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
SAVED BY STILTS., Here is an interesting story of how a pair of stilts once saved a man's life when he was in deadly danger. Some years ago, a certain Mr. A. R. Watson ascended the famous Mauna Loa Volcano in the Hawaiian Islands in order to watch an eruption which was beginning. The party consisted of five people, Nearing the tree line, Mr. Watson left his companions in order to ex. amine the southern cone. Suddenly there came a great gush of lava which ran down close by him, and, dividing into two, hemmed him in on an island surrounded by rivers of fire, It was an awful situation, but Mr, Watson was equal to it, Near him was a thicket of small, straight trees of the kind known as iron wood, a timber which is intensely hard and tough. He at once set to work with his knife to make a pair of stilts, All night he worked, and by morning they were ready. Mounting them, he walked boldly through the broad river of molten rock. The wood smoulder ed, the fearful heat blistered his face and ...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Bereavoment Notices 4 R. J. E. W. NANKERVIS, of 1 Hllenry Street, Preston, desires to tender heartfelt thanks to Doctors Cuscaden, senr. and junr., and Cole, Rev . . O. Knee, and all kind friends for their expressions of sympathy in telegrams, letters, etc., in thheir sad bereavement.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Election Notices CITY OF NORTLICOTE, ANNUAL ELECTION OF ONE COUNCILLOR. The provisions of "The Electoral Act 1910," No. 2288 (Part IV,) Voting by Post (as altered by the Order in Council) are applicable to this Election. EAST WARD, Notice is hereby given that the fol lowing Candidates have been duly nominated for. the office of Councillor for the East Ward of the City of Northcote: GLANFIELD, WALTER WILLIAMS, WILLIAM As this exceeds the number to be elec ted, a POLL will be taken on the 27th day of August, 1914 for the Election of One Councillor for the said Ward of the said City, at the Picture Theatre, corner High Street and Bastings Street, Northcote, commencing at 8 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m. on the aforesaid day. Dated this 13th day of August, 1914, FREDERIC J. PLANT, Returning Officer. CITY, OF NORTHCOTE. EAST WARD ELECTION. TO THE RATEPAYERS. Ladies and Gentlemen, As my term of office as your representative will expire by emuxion of time in August next, I take this opportunit...
Northcote and Preston Scottish Society. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Northoote and Preston Scottish Soolety. On Monday last the first annual meet ing of the Northcote and Preston Scot tish Society was held in the town hall. There was a good attendance of members and the annual report and balance-sheet was received by the members with well merited applause, The Chief (J. An gus), in addressing the meeting, spoke in eugolistic terms of the manner in which the committee had carried out their duties during the past 12 months. Au ditor P. W. Gray, in announcing his audit of the books with Bro. Gillies, the balance in the bank being £71/7/5, spoke in glowing terms of the clear and con cise manner in which treasurer George Galbraith and secretary H. McPherson had put their books before him. Bro, A. McLellan, who was the first to suggest the formation of the society, responded in most hopeful terms for its future success. The election of officers resulted in the addition of Bros, J. Grindlay, J. Clarkson, G. Stevens. :l -
A Mixed Grill. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
A Mixed Grill, A schoolboy who was not noted for his Biblical history was interrogated by the local examiner thus; "Who was Esau?" The reply was speedily forthcoming, but the man of knowledge was a lit. tie surprised to hear the lad answer, in frightened tones, "Please, sir, Esau was a gentleman who wrote fablei and sold the copyright for a mess of pot ash,"
BASEBALL. A GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
BASEBALL. A GRADE. Melbourne proved their superiority over Northcote last Saturday, when they inflicted defeat on them by 15 runs to 1, The local nine failed to put up such a good game as their recent perfor mances, but the opposition was very strong, Melbourne s team being al most composed of interstate players. Elliot's pitching was again wanting in accuracy, but Gibaud played a good game as catcher. Several errors were made in the infield, while the 'outfield field play was errorless. Billings took a brilliant catch, and Brown and Bailey also held "flies." Northcote's batsmen, while having no difficulty in hitting, failed to place the ball safely, The sea. son will be brought to a close to-day, as far as the local team is concerned, when they play Carlton at the park. Should Carlton be defeated they will probably lose their chance of getting into the final four.
Appropriate. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Appropriate. The tailor's sign in a little Inland town was an apple-simply an apple. ihe people were amazed at it. They came in crowds to the tailor asking him what on earth the meaning of the sign was. The tailor, with a com* placent smile, replied: "If it hadn't been for an apple where would the clothing business be to. day?"
C GRADE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
Northcote defeated Y.M.C.A. at the park last Saturday. Y.M.C.A. were the first to score, mainly through wild throws past first base. Northcote, how ever, batted strongly for the remainder of the game and ran out easy winners. Northcote were best served by Vernon, W. Thomson, Yeomans, L. Richardson, Hayes, J. Thomson and Walker. Northcote-0, 1, 8, 2, 6, 7, 0, 1-25. Y.M.C.A.-2, 1, 0, 0, 0, 2,0, 0-5. Malvern have given Northcote a walk over to-day.
ROUNDERS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
ROUNDERS. The girls of the Helen Street State School have been successful in winning the premiership in connection with the V.S,S.A.A.A. Each of the girls is to receive a medal, and a pennant is to be presented to the clubl at an early date. The final match was played on the Amateur Sports Ground against South Melbourne, the scores being--Northcote 13, S. Melbourne 10, The following eomprised Northcote's team-Ida Ahern (capt.), May lIooke, Evelyn Woolhouse, Muriel Ahern, Elsie Bowden, Dorothy Paine, Nellie Bryan, Irene Tharratt, and Doris Craig.
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 15 August 1914
NORTHCOTE THEATRE. The film triumph "Antony and Cleo patra" completed a successful week's run on Friday night, and thousands of delighted patrons paid tribute to the latest masterpiece of Cinematograph Art. A complete change is announced, commencing at the matinee to-day, and showing this Saturday night only, when two stars will be shown, "Neath the Lion's Paw," a big animal feature, described as three reels of undilute sensation and a Vitagraph gem, "Th Drudge., Supporting these two specials will be a fine selection of travel, comedy and dramatic pictures. Special arrange ments have been made for war subjects next week. Pictures of the army and navy will be screened. Mr. Robert McLiesh, the favorite baritone, will also contribute patriotic songs, which will be illustrated with special slides and film effects. The star picture com mencing Monday, August 17, is "Atlan tis," by the celebrated Nordisk Co. There is always someting exceptionally thrilling in a marine disaster, and in "At...