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TO-MORROW'S SUBJECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
TO-MORROW'S SUBJECTS. Preston Methodist.-Morning, "The Message to the Church of Laudicea." Congregational.-Morning, "Unful filled Secular Prophecies"; evening, "The Conversion of a Foreigner." Baptist.-Morning, communion pre paration, the subject being "The Cup and the Loaf." Afternoon, Mr. C Brewster will address the Men's Own on "Christianity versus Infidelity." Evening at 7.30 Pastor Whitchurch. At 8.80, if the weather permits, an open air service is to bb held.
THE CHAMPION FOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
THE CHAMPION FOOL, TI?ro's fools of many kinds; there's fools That think they know it all; There's fools that scowl at others when They cross their toes and fall; There's fools who think that when they're hurt All other folks should howl There's fools who think the sui's got lost Each time the weather's foul. But thero's one kind of fool that's worso Than all the rest-excuse Me from the fool who hoasts what he Would do it ho could only be In someone else's .shoes, There's fools who go and drown them selves When girls say "No'-they s'pose They couldn't learn to love again They're small loss, goodness knows Theroe's fools who think what they he lieve Ts all that's true there's sonme Who think that thleir digestion's had The old world's end lhais come; We'll have to boar with such as these, I think-hmut please excuse Me from the fool 'who tells how he Would rise if hlie could only be In someone elso's shoes.
OBITUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
OBITUARY. We regret having tCo record the death of Mr. F. Buttler, which took place at the Melbourne hospital on 29th January. Mr. Buttler has been in indifferent health for two years, and the cause of his death was heart failure. He was one of the oldest natives of Northcote, having been born here in 1852, and he subsequently resided in the town for upwards of 60 years. In connection with the Northcote Methodist Church and Sunday School he was a tireless and indefatigable worker, and took special interest some years back in the celebra tion of the church's jubilee, being one of the few who had had a continuous connection from its inception, Of an exceptionally bright, and cheerful dis dosition the late Mr. Buttler was popu lar with all. Four years ago he removed to Montrose, where he had purchased a business, but misfortune in the shape of accident and sickness seemed to (log his steps, ending in what seems, remember ing his great activity a few years back, a premature breakdown.
"A GRATE VICKTERY." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
"A GRATE VICKTERY," A Wi'.thiro fairmer is just at, present rather sore over the loss of some fine apples, ft is not, perhaps, the actual value of the fruit which annoys-hire so much hut the circumstances under which it was purloined. He was the owner of two adjoining orchards, and was a terror to all tthe local juveniles who possessed a fond ness for fruit acquired by stealth, Looking from one orchard to an, other on a recent afternoon, he dis. cerned a small boy shinning down a tree, laden with fruit. lie shouted a warning in the direction of a piair of legs hanging from a branch laden with a splendid crop of codlins, and made off. But the fariier was too speedy for the other raider, Copped yer this time, you young varmint," he announced, "Nemo' don There was no reply. "'Ear what I say? You're goin' to get a 'iding if I stop 'ere all night." Again no answer was vouchsafed. T'ho farmer sat down on the grass, lit his pipe, and waited half-an-hour. Then somehody brought him a note wh...
Epping Shire News. WOODSTOCK V. DEER PARK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
Epping Shire fNews. WOODSTOCK V. DEER PARK. These teams tried conclusions at Woodstock on A.N.A. Day and the result was a winll for the locals by 34 runs. The chief feature of the match was the fine bowling on both sides. E. Andrews, the locals crack trundler, captured 9 for 20 and Webridge, of Deer Park, "1 for 4, H?atting first on a "tip top" wicket the visitors compilled 50 (Saudbank 17) to which the locals re sponded with 8.1, E. Dea batting force fully contributed 29, and the other pIrincipal rungetters were D, and B. McCormack with 19 and 10 respectively. Woodstock play the United Shoe Machineury Co, at Woodstock to-day.
ROUND THE WORLD AFTER A HUSBAND. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
ROUND THE WORLD AFTER A HUSBAND. Regrettin anll engagement into which he had entered, a young German naiod Dreher, an employeo of a largo Lancashire firm, throw up his situa tion and oft for Berlin. No news of any kind reached his fianceo, a widow of rome means, and as her repeated loet ter; remained unanswered, she 'soon became very anxious, when her uneasi ness suddenly gave place to rage on receipt of an anonymous communl icen tion, telling her of her faithloss lover's flight, and informing her of his ad dress. Next day , acompanied by her brothor, she left for Berlin, only to find on her arrival that Drehor, no doubt soenting danger, had fled south ward. Throu gh Austria she traced him to Italy, whore he was found in Rome, employed as waiter at a cafe. Over awed by the brother's threats, hie coin sented to accompany the coupleo to England, but contrived, on linding at Dover, to give them the slip. Once again was the hue and cry raised, but Drohor managed to reach Now York with h...
CONNECTING NORTHCOTE AND HEIDELBERG. BRIDGE OVER DAREBIN CREEK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
CONNECTING NORTHCOTE AND HEIDELBERG. BRIDGE OVER DAREBIN CREEK, A conference between the Heidelberg and Northcote councils, in reference to this important project which would link up the two municipalities by means of a bridge over the Darebin Creek at the end of Darebin street,'was held at the North cote town hall on Thursday evening. There were present-Crs. Dennis (mayor), Smith, Bastings, Redmond, Johnson, Woolhouse and Tharratt repre senting Northcote, and Crs. Ball (presi dent), Rank, Knell, Oakes, Coates and Trevena from Heidelberg. The mayor of Northcote was voted to the chair. After full conisideration of the plans of the two engineers, the following resolution was unanimously carried, on the motion of Crs. Ball and Rank "That the conference recom mends the two councils to erect a '10 feet bridge in brick and stone at an estimate cost of £5000, and that the Government be approached with a view'of giving some assist ance. The resolution will be presented to the councils in du...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
Church Notices. ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, NORTHtCOTE. Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Rev. A. C. K?ELLAWAY, M.A. I OLY TRINITY, THORNURY I7 (Railway Parade). Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. 11 a.m., Matins, Litany, and Sermon, I reacher, Mr. F. A. RAY. 7.380 p.m., Evensong and Sermon, Preacher, Rev, E. E. FARQUIIARSON, M.A. ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, PRESTON. IV. after Epiphany. S anm., Holy Communion, 11 . in,, Matins and H. C. 7.,0 p.m, Fe: tal Ei. song, 1tev. .. C. A. EVA. _ ORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (JAMES ST,) Sabbath Services: lev. W. AGNEW (of Kilmore), morning and evening. NORTHCOTE METHODIST A. CHURCHES. Sunday Services: HIGH STREET. 10 a.m., Brotherhood. 11 a.m., Rev, ALFRED MADSEN. 7 p.m., Rev. JOHN ADAMS. Special Sermon to Young Men, ST. GEORGE'S ROAD. 11 aim., Mr. L. ROnERTS. 7 p.m., Mr. W. HALES. PRINCE OF WALES' PARK, 11 am,, Rev, C. ANTHONY. 7 p.m,, Rev. J. REES TiO.MAS. CROXTON. 11 am., Rev, J., REEs THOMAS, 7 pm., Mr. H., TwYFOiD. All seats free. Strangers warmly w lcomne...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
Produce Merchants J A. BOSTOCK, 111011GH STREET, NORTHCOTE, IISHES to thank hbls patrons for their V p1st favor, andl aleso to inform th m that he selle the beot BOX 1FREW1'OOD NEWVOASTLI1 3OAL, ALiPONA BROWN COAL, at Melbourne Prices for Cash, Cut Green Bone, Vlitoriau Ohloken Meal, Pigeon Peas, Canary Seod and Sand, also Shell Grit for Fowls All kinds of Produce at Lowaest Ratoes, Agent for Northeote of Celebrated Siokle Brand of Rwrowrr:n OHanROAL, J. E. Thomson, Plumber and Gasfitter, 223 IG1011 . T REET, PRES TON, Plumblitng in all branches attended to, Estimnates for Sewerage Connoctlone. Gas and Water Laid On, Water Meters Fixed. Pumps and Irrigation a Speciality, G. CHESSWAS, 'E E 1;1) PLUMBER, 7 Ealm STRsuro' NolReTCOmE. Sewerage and Conuorial Plumbing Work of every description undertaken. WATER METERS FIXED. Estimates Given. Letters promptly attended to. Announicemen all E. M. KELSO " 1THSIIES to intimate to the Publio o. Preston and distrlot that he has purchased the old-...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
Preston valuations, &c.-The Preston valuer (Mr. J. A. P. Ham) presented his report at a special.meeting of the Preston council on Monday evening, and it proved very satisfactory, show ing good progress all round. The annual value of rateable property is put down at £50,809 10s, being an in crease of £5,021 10s on last year. East riding, £11,542 (increase £1506 10s); central riding, £14,485 10s (increase £1505); west riding, £24,882 (increase £2610). Population (including residents at Mont Park) 6297-East riding, 1461 (increase 102); central, 1994 (increase 76) [ west, 2498 (increrse 237), Total increase 415. Seventy new houses were erected, consti.uting a record for a long time past. Northcote towan council have let the town hall to the Royals Club every Sat urday night from April 18 to October 24 at a rental of £5, er night. This is £140 for Saturday nights only for half a year. Thus the fear that the hall was going to be a "white elephant" has proved abso lutely groundless...
Family Notices [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
Death BUTTLER.-On 29th January, at Mel bourne Hospital, Frederick, the be loved husband of Fanny and father of Emily, of Montrose, late of Northeote; loving brother pf W. Buttler (Coiling wood), Mrs. G. Mitchell (Frankston), and Mrs. Henshaw (Northcote), Age 61 years. JUSTICE TO ALL. Published every Saturday Morning. SATURDAY, JANUARY, 31.
BOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
BOWLS. A pairs tournament provided an enjoy able dlay's bowling at the Northcote green on Monday last. The winners were F. E, Girling and S. Dennis with Mason and E. T. Brown occupying the second position. The trophies, two neat little clocks, were the gift of the presi dent of the club, The pairs tournament which has been in progress at the Thornbury green dur ing the last month was advanced a fur ther stage on Thursday night, Of the four pairs left in Meakin and Hattam squeezed home from Hayes and Greer by a single point. With only one end to go Hayes had a lead of three, but his opponents were equal to the task, for they scored four and won. The other game was between Murden and Brown and Hosking and Bailey. Murden was successful. The deciding game of this interesting tournament will be played next Tuesday night. In the V. B.A. single-handed champion matches on Monday, Plant (Northcote), Wilkinson (Preston) and Burgess (Thornbury) acquitted themselves well. TO-DAY'S FIXTURES. Nor...
The Heart of a Girl. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER VII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
The Heart of a Girl. By HENRY FARMER, Author of "The Money-Lender," "12a Quitry Strcet," "Bondage," etc. (All Rights Reserved,) CIHAlYI'ER :VlI,-Continued. Hilary would understand, would have been told why she had not stay ed, why she was not present at the crucial moment of his ordeal to flash him a message of love and faith with her eyes. He would understand-but why, oh God! why had fate ordered things so cruelly? She moved again-helsitated, Sb was craving again for the solitude of her own room. Yet her sense of the fitness and the appropriateness of things was asserting itself, It had be'en brought home to her that spe ciallsed skill had saved her mother's life, and that Michael Thorne had provided it. A door opened, and as Beryl came out on the landing Queenie heard her father's voice, IHo was saying some tlhing about Volle's and a flood of son sttivo color swept her face. Sihe real ised that hlie was playing his old trick, making cadging appeals to Tharns for some benefit on he...
Preston Children's Seaside Excursion. MORDIALLOC SELECTED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
Preston Children's Seaside Excursion. A MORDIALLOC SELECTED. A meeting of citizens, convened by the president of the shire, Cr. Braith waite, was held at the shire office on Thursday inight to make arrangements for the annual seaside excursion. Those present were:-Mrs. Howard, Mrs Schultz, Miss Gray, Crs Allchin and Crispe, Misses Gibson, Power, Auhl, Phillips, Bransgrove, Bain, Booth, Walker, Wilkinson and Bartley. The chairman, Cr. Braithwaite, said he had convened the meeting at the request of the school committee, and it was for the meeting to decide what should be done. In the past no difficulty had been experienced in securing the services of a number of able and willing workers, or in obtaining the requisite funds. That being so he was perfectly satisfied to leave the matter in the hands of those present. It was unanimously resolved that the annual excursion be held at Mordialloc, the date selected being Wednesday 4th March. Cr. Braithwaite was appointed chair man, Mr. C. Sho...
RIFLE SHOOTING. BY BULLSEYE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
RIFLE SHOOTING. BY ButtSEYE, Northcote club tfired 1.1 shots at o800 yds. for a spoon, which was won by E. Witcomb on the count back from A. Weate, who also reached the possible with handicap. f. Hook put up top score oilff the ruile, 67 out of a possible 70. The following are the best scores E. Witcomb ... t 0 70 A. Weate .., 05 7 70) 11. Hook ... 67 2 (19 G. Hook ... 62 7 (0 D. Soanes .. 61 7 08 C. Talmage ... 60 5 65 C. Kobelke 51 13 61
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
BAD LEG AFFER A KNOCK, EIGHT MONTrHS' FEARFUL TLm. ULoFCS, Lin SAvn oY ZAM.BUK. As the outcome of a simple accident -a knock on the leg-Mr. W. E. Brown, of Durham Street, Auckland, N.Z, was crippled with flesh-sating ulcers for eight months Telling how the limb was made quite strong and sound by Zam-Buk's h, aling, -Mr. Brown says :-" Through knocking my left leg against the edge of a box, I one day burst a varicose vein A stream of blood gushed out, and it was some time before I could stop the out flow. Soon afterwards the wound be came angry-looking and ulcerous, and caused great pain. "I laid up and rested the limb, but it was n6-use, for the bad place got worse and worse, and terribly inflamed Then the treatment of a medical man was tried, but it failed to bring any improvement. For eight months I was in fearful torment. The inflammation spread, the ulcers got deeper and bigger, and the leg was swollen enormously. "I had often heard of Zam-Buk so at last I decided to try it I ex...
FIRE BOARD MATTERS. REPRESENTATIVE AND CHIEF OFFICER INTERVIEWED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
FIRE BOARD MATTERS. REPRESENTATIVE AND CHIEF OFFICER INTERVIEWED. The mayor, on Monday evening, re ported having waited upon their repre sentative on the Fire Board (Cr, F. T. Hickfoid) and Chief Officer Lee. He (the mayor) asked Chief Officer Lee if the £82 11s, with which Mrs. Oliver was billed, was the full cost of the services rendered by the, brigade in extinguishing the fire at her premises, and he said it was. He (the mayor) then pointed out that if this was so the Board had charged three times too much as there were three contributing bodies, the council being one, to which Mrs. Oliver paid rates, and thus helped to support the brigade. They agreed there was somothing in the point,.and promised to bring the matter before the Boaid, and that in the meantime Mrs. Oliver would not be pressed for the money. As to better equipment at the local station-which Cr. Hayes has been ham mering away at for some time-they said the trouble was want of money, but if they were successful in ...
OUT IN THE SNOW WIFE'S STORY OF CRUELTY [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
- OUT IN THiE SNOW WIFE'S STORY OF CRUEILTY Mrs Harriet Beatrice Emery, of Sut ton Coldflehl, obtained a divorce yes torday from her husband, Charleos Hol land Emery son of a Birmingham al leormnlan and metal manufacturer (re ports the "D)aily Newa" of November 2S), Counsel said that Mrs Emery, who wtas the daughter of ai Blrmingham brewer, had about £400 a year of her own when she was married in 1005, P'ho husband was emplolyed in his fa ther's oillce, and was also a horso dlealer, He took to drinking, staying out late at night, and his condoct be came vi'lolent. In January, 1007, Mirs Emery, re turning from a whist drive with her brother and his flancee, was kept out in the snow for half an hour, her hus band having given instructions for the door not to be olpened, Finally he let them in, but lie was so violent that the young lady visitor became hysteri cal. Later the husband several times threatened to shoot his wife, and once ticked her out of bed. Ultimately she was forced to ...
NORTHCOTE COUNCIL COMMENDED. To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
NORTHCOTE COUNCIL, COMMENDED. To the Editor. Sir,-The opinion expressed by your correspondent, "Progress for Preston," is not endorsed by all the residents of Preston. Indeed, there are many, my self included, who believe that the action of a majority of the Northeote Council saved the situation; and they deserve to be commended for having the business acumen ond moral courage to veto one of the most ambitious and wildest cat ventures that has ever been attempted in the history of the shire, incurring the heavy initial expenditure of £23,000; and, in addition, placing an unknown liability of interest, up-keep, working expenses on the gentle and unsuspecting ratepayers, who would have to bear the burden without a possible hope of get ting any relief, even by carrying the en tire travelling public of the shire. How many of the strongest advocates of the proposal would like to invest their own money in it? And yet they would thrust it on the municipality, and let the coun cil finance i...
ELOPEMENT MYSTERY [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 31 January 1914
ELOPEMENT MYSTERY There has Ien a inarkahb!eo sequel to a romanitle runaway weddling at Paxton, Just over the Scottish hborder In 13erwlkklrlre (says the "Dally Ex* , press" on November 14). Two monthu ago the bride disap peared from her home in ?Ingland, and this week her father vialted Berwick and Interviewed the driver who drove the runaway couple over the border, where they declared themselves mlan and wife belfore witnesses by the road aide. The bride then went home - to her parents and told them she had been married In Scotland, but did not diselose the name of her husband, She stayed a fortnight with her par ents, and then left, and they have not heard of her since. The father described to the driver a man whom he thought might be the bridegroom, but the description did not correspond to the actual bridegroom. Inqluirles were also made at Blerwlek railway station if there were any Ini tials on the young couple's luggage, but no light could he thrown on the matter there, and t...