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GWALIA LODGE U.A.O.D. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
GWALIA LODGE U.fl.O D. The above lodge held a highly success ful and enjoyable smoke-night in the lodge-room on Monday evening, the A.D. (Rro E. Chester) having the plea sure of presiding over a large and , representative gathering of Druids. Amongst those present were Bro. J. Cock, G.V.P., and Bros. C. Ashman, A. Hazel, W. Delves, K. Woods and J. Ueidy (members of the Hoard of Directors.) There were also official visits from the l'.G.P's anil l'.D.l"s Associations. The event had been arranged in honor of the visit of the Sandhurst lodge to Northcote, and the visitors from the "Golden City" received a hearty reception. A programme of music, song and story was rendered to the evident approval of all present, while the wants of the "inner man" were not forgotten, the Gwalia dispen sing same in their customary liberal manner. During the evening the toast of "The Sandhurst Lodge" was drunk with enthusiasm, and Bro. Wright, in responding, said the treatment they had received at the hands...
Northcote Recreation and Cycling Club. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
Northcote Recreation and Cycling Club. A large meeting of district cyclists was held in the above club's rooms on Wednesday evening lust, Mr. Clements, senv, being in the chair. Messrs Oalscs, Wills, Haywood and Smith, us delegates from the Inter Club Cycling Association, addressed those present on the aims of the association and the position of club riders regarding the L. V. W. and the Road Board. Various matters regard ing tho welfare of cycling as a sport were satisfactorily discussed, and some valuuble information was imparted from the sneakers. The joint secretaries of the club urranged a smoke evening to make tho delegates' visit moro onjoyablo and the arrangements were well carried out. Several of tho club members supplied musical and vocal items, and altogether all enjoyable evening was spent. The recent bay trip held by tho club, in conjunction with tho I.C.C.A., was a bi^ success.
Mistaken Idenity. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
Mistaken Idenity. The death of Sir John Hatty Tuke, the groat mental flpccinlist, rec"lU a story he. was foiul of telling against himself. Sonic ropnirs were in progress at the private asylum run hy Sir John, and (ho laborers engaged on the work had been warned that on no -account were , they to talk to any of the patients. Ono morning, Sir John himself went to seo how the workmen were getting oil, and he made one or two sugges tions to the foreman. All he got was a stony stare Sir John repealed his remarks, and again the man treated th'Mii with silent contempt. Sir John, naturally enough, lost his temper, and asked the man what he mean hy such conduct;. "Awa* wi' ye, de delirious ould dev il 1" he retorted. "1 canna he bothered wi', ye. Hut Im sorry for yo a' the same." Sir John found lie had heen mistaken for ono of Ids own patients)
FIRE BOARD MATTERS. REPRESENTATIVE AND CHIEF OFFICER INTERVIEWED. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
FIRE BOARD MATTERS. REPRESENTATIVE AND CHIEF OFFICER INTERVIEWED. I The mayor, on Monday evening, re ported having waited upon their repre sentative on the Fire Hoard (Cr. F. T. Hick ford) ami Chief Officer Lee. He (the mayor) asked Chief Officer Lee if the .£32 Its, with which Mrs. Oliver was billed, was the full cost of the scrviees rendered by the brigade in extinguishing i 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 something in the point, and promised to bring the matter i>efore the Board, 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 suc...
His First Mistake. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
His" First Mistake. Ono of. tho first- tasks set tlic new curato who was handicapped by youth and inexperience waB to investigate the bona. Tides of a. "willow woman" who had applied to tlio-church for help. Ho departed nervously on his errand and knocked—as ill-luck would havo it —at tho wrong door. "How long lias your poor husband boon dead, my good woman ? What number of children havo you ? Are any of them working? If so, what amount of money arc they earning al together?" wero tlio questions ho fir ed, like a shot, at tho slatternly wo man who answered his summons; "I; presume X am addressing Mrs. Har riot Smith?" lie added, noticing with alarm that slio looked angry. "No, you ain't," answered the wo man, snappishly. "My namo is Se lina Jackson, my bairns go to school, and my 'usbnnd's doin' what is neees sary to a plateful of rump steak and mens at this very moment. Would you liko to know anything else? Where I was bom ? When I was chris tened? At what age I started cour tin'? ...
DRUIDS A[?] CRICKET. GWALIA v. SANDHURST. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
DRUIDS Af CRICKET. i UWAUA v. SANDHURST. Tin.' return match between the above teams was played at the Croxton reserve on Monday* On the previous occasion when they met at Bendigo the Gwalia boys carried olT the honors after ( a very exciting game, and became pos- 1 sessors of a handsome cup donated by the Sandhurst lodge. for Monday's match the Gwalia lodge also provided a cup to be presented to the winning team, j Trior to the commencement of the match, Bro. J. Whiteway, P.G.P. . (president of the Gwalia C.C.) officially , welcomed the Bendigo visitors to North- , cote and hoped that the good feeling , • existing between the two lodges would' long continue. Bro. 13. C. Wright (manager) responded on behalf of the visitors, and said they had received nothing but kind and generous treat- j ment at the hands of the Gwalia since they arrived in Melbourne. i The visitors won the toss and had first use of the wicket. At. the lunch adjourn ment they had lost (> wickets for 107, • the pr...
THE CHAMPION FOOL. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
THE CHAMPION FOOL. Tfiero'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 lops.and fall; There's fools who think that when ' they're hurt All •Otto"' fnllrG 'Jimtlrl linu'l • Thoro's iools who think the sun's :got • lost ; . • >Ea«ili;timo tho weather's''foul;. "V But" there's one kind of fool ; that's-. •;; worse ' .Than all the rest—cxcuse . \_ , Me' from, the fool who boasts what ho .Would'do if ho could only, bo Tn someone else's shoes; - Thoro's fools who go mid drown them selves When bins sav "No'—they s'pose Tliev couldn't lenrn to love again—• Thoy'ro small loss, goodness knows I. There's fools who think what tliev hor lieve' • Ts all that's true: there's some Who think that their digestion's had ' The old'world's end lias come; We'll havo to hear with such as these, I think—but please exenso/ lie from the fool whet tells how lie AVould rise if ho could only - ho ' (■ In: someone else'...
Preston Children's Seaside Excursion. MORDIALLOC SELECTED. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
Preston Children's Seaside Excursion. MORDIALLOC SELECTED. A meeting of citizens, convened by the president of the shire, Cr. Braith waite, was held at the shire ollice oil Thursday • night to make arrangements for the annual seaside excursion. Those present were:—Mrs. Howard, MrsSchultz, Miss Gray, Crs Allchin and Crisne, Misses Gibson, Power, Auhl, Phillips, Bransgrove, Bnin, 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 jiastnodifticulty 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. Showe...
"A GRATE VICKTERY." [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
"A GRATE VICKTERY," - A Wi'.fshirc farmer is j«st ut present rather sore over tho loss of somo finis apples. It is not, perhaps, the actual value of tho fruit which annoys him'go much but tho circumstances under which it was purloined. Ho was • the, owner of two adjoining qrchnrds, nnd wns n terror to nil the locnl juveniles who possessed n fond ness for fruit Acquired liy stealth. looking from ono orchard to an other on n recent afternoon, ho dis corno&lt;l a small hoy shinning down a tree, laden with fruit. Ho shouted n wnrning in tho direction of a pair of legs hanging from a branch laden with a splendid crop of codlius, and made off. But tho farmer was too speedy for the other raider. "Copped yer this timo, you young varmint," ho announced. "Conic down 'ere." Thcro was 110 reply. "'Kar what.T say? You're goin' to get n 'iding if I slop 'ero all night." Again 110 answer wns vouchsafed. The farmer sat down on the grass, lit Ilia pjpe, and waited half-nn-honr. Then somebody...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
BAD LEG AFTER A KNOCK. Eihjit Months' Fuauful Lkc Ulceus. Limb Savkd iiy Zam-Buk. As tho outcome of a pimple accident —a knock on tho leg—Mr. W 12. Brown, of Durham Street-, Auckland, N X, was crippled with lU\sli-pji«ing ulcers for eight months Tilling lmw tho limb was mide quite .strong mid sound by Zam-Buk's h«aling, Mr. Brown says :—41 Through knocking my left leg against the edge of a box, 1 one flay burst a varicose vein A stream of blood gushed out, and it was some tiino before T could stop the out flow. Soon afterwards tho wound be came angry-looking and ulcerous, and caused great pain. "I laid up and rested tho limb, hut it was no use, for the bad plaeo 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 T was in fearful torment. The inJl unmation spread, tho ulcers got deeper and bigger, and the leg was swollen enormously, "I had often heard of JSum-Buk ho at lust I decided to tr...
ROUND THE WORLD AFTER A HUSBAND. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
ROUND THE WORLD AFTER A HUSBAND. Hegrotting mi engagement into irliich ho lintl entered, n young Oermnn named Drolisr, till employee of 11 largo Lancashire firm, throw up his situa tion nnd oft for lit'rlin. No news of nn.v kind renelied Ilia fiancee, » widow of tomo mouiiK, and ns her repented let ters remnincd unnnswored, she rooii became very nnxions, when her iinensi nesi suddenly gave place to rage on recoipt of nil anonymous coiiiiminicn tios, telling her of her faithless lover's (light, and informing her of his ad dress. Next day, ncmnpntiied by her brother, alio left for Berlin, only to find on her arrival that Droller, no doubt scenting danger, had fled south ward. -Through' Austria she traced him to Italy, where ho was found in Rome, employed as waiter at a cafe. Over awed* by the brother's threats, lie con sented to accompany the counto to England, but contrived, 011 landing at* Dover, to- give them the sli[>. Once ngain was the hue nnd cry raised, but Droller _ manage...
CHAPTER VIII. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
CHAPTER VIII. The two rooms, bedroom and sit ting-room, were most delightfully situ ated. The airy, bow-windowed sit ting-room faced the sea-front, South bourne—famous for its climate and pines, and summer and winter gar dens, did not present the cheerless, empty aspect of some seaside resorts in the winter months, though perhaps ihe number of balh-chaivs and inval" ids that constituted a feature of the place was a little depressing. Every morning at noon, weather permitting—and at Suuthbourue wea ther generally did permit—an easy rolling bac.i-chair, -well-sprung and pneumatic-tyred, arrived at Bellevue Mouse for Mrs. Price, and for the rest .Mrs. Price found it pleasant on the comfortable sofa in the bow-window, from which she commanded a pano ramic view of the sea and passers by. It was pleasant, also, contribu ting lo peace of mind and so to con valescence, to have meals well served and regularly, without having Lo or der or to consider expense. Queenie's presence further contri...
The Heart of a Girl. (All Rights Reserved.) CHARTER:—VII.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
The Heart of a Girl, By HENRY FARMER, Author of "The Money-Lender," "12n QuI'try Street," "Dondnge," etc. (All Rights Reserved.) CHARTER -VVII.—Continued. Hilary would understand, would have been told why she had not stay ed, why slio was not present at the crucial moment of his ordeal to (lash him a message, of love and faith with her eyes. He would understand—but why, oil God I why had fate ordered things so cruelly? She moved, again—hesitated. Sh was craving again for the solitude of her own room. Yet her sense of the fitness and tlio appropriateness of things was asserting Itself, it had been brought home to her, that spe cialised skill had saved her mother's life, and that Michael Thome had provided It. A door opened, and as'Beryl came out on the landing Qucenic heard her father's voice. Ho was saying some thing about Voile's and a flood of sen sitive color swept her face, Slie real ised tlint he was playing his old trlclc, making cadging appeals to Thorn: for gome benefit on h...
The Leader JUSTICE TO ALL. Published every Saturday Morning. SATURDAY, JANUARY, 31. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
JUSTICE TO ALL. Published every Saturday Morning. SATURDAY, JANUARY, 31. Preston valuations, &c.—The Preston 1 valuer (Mr. ,1. 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 .£5,621 10s on last year. East riding, £11,512 (increase £1500 10s); central riding, £14,485 10s (increase £1505); west riding, .£24,382 (increase £2610). Population (including residents at Mont Park) 6297 —Hast riding, 1461 (increase 102); central, 1W4 (increase 76)[ west, 2498 (increrse 237). Total increase 415. Seventy new houses were erectcd, consti.uting a record for a long time past. Northcote town 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 per night. This is £140 for Saturday nights only for half a year. Thus the fear that ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
1! You'll always find up-to-date styles in Neckwear at WAltDltor's. II We pay special attention to the needs of tasteful dressers—that is why you will note the finest selection of Neckwear in our Store. II Reading a man's character by his Neckweur may not always be a safo guide, but every straw shows which way the wind blows. H You can't afford to go round in shabby Neckwear when we are offering the smartest styles at these low prices. II Shirts and Hats, too. Our Mr. llosking is always stocking the latest in styles, so we arc always right up to date. —:— Call and See Our Grand Selection. WARDROP "TAILOR OF QUALITY" CNR. SMITH &. JOHNSTON STS., COLLINGWOOD
CHURCH NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
CHURCH NEWS. The Rev. C. W. Atkinson, M.A., who has just returned from a three years' visit to the old world, will conduct the services on Sunday at South Preston and Preston as,the Home Mission Deputa tion. Mr. Atkinson has a good reputa tion as a preacher and lecturer and should have large congregations. The Rev. B. C. A. Eva, of All Saints', Preston, who has been away for the last month, has returned and will officiate at nil services to-morrow. The Rev. J. Adams will deliver a special sermon to young men at the High Street Methodist Church on Sun day evening. Music suitable to the , occasion will be rendered, and several j young men will take part in the service. ! The service is expected to be of an j exceptionally interesting character, and a hearty invitation is given to all to 1 attend. .
RIFLE SHOOTING. BY BULLSEYE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
RIFLE SHOOTING. By Bullseye. Norlhcote club hri'd 14 shots at huO yds. for a spoon, which was won by E. Witcomb on the count hack from A. Weate, who also reached the possible with handicap. II. Hook put up top score oil' the rille, 07 out of a possible 70. The following are the best scores— E. Witcomb G-l 0 70 A. Weate G5 7 70 II. Hook G7 2 09 G. Hook 02 7 09 D. Soanes 01 7 68 C. Talmage GO 5 05 G. Kobelke 51 13 G-l
TO-MORROWS SUBJECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
TO-MORROWS SUBJECTS. Preston Methodist.—Morning, "The Message to the Church of Luodicea." 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 8.30, if the weather permits, an open- | air service is to be held.
CR. THARUATT IN VINDICATION OF HIS VOTE. TO THE EDITOR. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 31 January 1914
CR. THARUATT IN VINDICATION OF HIS VOTE. TO TUB EDITOR, Sir,—Adverting to the much-discussed question of St. George's Road Electric Tramway we have hnd no expert advice, the scheme and estimate of cost being the work of a layman, a gentleman of Fitzroy, and while 1 have every respect for him, I certainly think that before adopting a scheme involving an initial expense of at least £65,000, and a large annual amount for maintenance and running expenses, the best expert opin ion should lie secured. The proposed route is parallel and in close proximity to the railway and mun icipal tramway. It could not offer such low fares to the constant traveller, and I doubt if many of the mostcnthusiastic supporters of the St. Geor,"n'? Tfniiil tramway would be willing t..,- -.It higher r:i:i' when a lower woul&lt;i®ot|ualiy suffice. It is wrong to hold up Prahrnn-Mnl veni trams as an example for THEY do not rail parallel with an existing ser vice. A service running east and west, bringing ...