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Pender's Grove Settlers' Association. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
Poender's Grove Settlers' Asso olation. The annual treat to the children was hold on the 20th ult., and took the form of a picnic, with races, etc., for the children over six years. Fa ther Christmas arrived about 3.30, and distributed toys to the little toddlers under 0 years. The Settlement has grown conlsiderably since the last fes tival. There are now 187 families on the estate, comprising about 500 child ren and 370 adults. Two of the most interesting events were the high jump for boys, which was won by 0. Wood, with E. Butler second, and the skip ping contest for girls; which was woii hy Florrio Parish, with Vera Day see. ond, Tea was served in a large mar quee., The catering was in the hands of Tresidder, and gave every satisfac. tion. In the evening, a concert was hild in the hall, when a good pro ,.ranmeo was presented which brought to a closo a successful and enjoyable ,day for the children. On New 'ear's IEv:, a social was held in the hall, and a good programme of dances,...
PRESTON POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, JANUARY 6. [Before Dr. R. H. Cole, P.M., and I. Barrow and J. T. Ellison, J's.P.] EIGHT YEAR OLD WARRANT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
PRESTON POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, JANUARY 6. [Before Dr; R. H. Cole, P.M., and I. Barrow andJ. T. Ellison, J's.P.] EIGHT YEAR OLD WARRANT. A warrant was. issued for the arrest of Thomas Smith in the month of No vember, 1905, on the charge of wife desertion, and it was only executed last week, During the time Smith was fre quently domiciled with his family, and stated in his evidence that he had no knowledge of the warrant being issued until the day of his arrest. Under the circumstances the Bench showed some hesitancy in hearing the case, but Mr. Home, who appeared for Mrs. Smith, said that as the parties were present it might be advisable to hear the evidence, as a settlement might probably be arrived at. The Bench consented, and after hear ing the evidence decided thatwife deser tion had not been proved and dismissed the case. INSULTING WORDS, Margaret Kupsch charged a youth named Walker with using insulting words on December 20. Informant stated that in company with her husband and ...
Northcote Picture Theatre. SOME FINE ATTRACTIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
Northoote Picture Theatre. -- -- -+- ~-- · SOME FINE ATTRACTIONS, The race ior supremacy amongst the leading lilm makers continues, and the manner in which they are presented are a constant source of wonder to all picture patrons, Truly the advance, even dur ing the last twelve months, has been marvellous, and during that time all the biggest successes have been shown at the Northcote theatre which, as a pic ture home, is second to none in the metropolis. During the week a really excellent picture-6000 feet-of "East Lynne," adapted from Mrs. Henry Wood's famous book, has been shown, The picture marks a new era in British pro duction, The part of Lady Isabel, the weak and erring wife, is most admirably presented by that talented actress, Miss Blanche Forsyth, whose work in the whole of the scenes is both finished and charming, .Two other leading parts, those of Carlyle and Levison, are in able hands, and the photography is of the highest character, the costumes of the period and the ...
MOURNING GARMENTS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
MOURNING GARMENTS, The colors of garments worn during the mourning period varies in differ ent countries. The more civilised na tions use blacl; ftr mourning. In Italy the women don white garments to show their grief and the men clothes of a brown hue. In China, white is used for mourning by both sexes. In Tnur. key, Syria Cappadocia, and Almonia, celestial blue is the tint chosen. In Egypt, yellowish brown the hue of the dead leaf, is doomed proper; and in Ethopia the natives wear grey as the emblem of mourning. All these colors are symbols, White symbolises purity, an attribute of our dead; the celestial blue, that place of rest where happy souls are at peace; the yellow or dead leaf tells that death is the end of all human hope and that man falls as the autumn leaf; and grey whispers of the earth to which all re turn. The Syrians considered mourning for th. detd an effeminate practice, and when they grieved they put on wo men's clothes, as a symbol of weakness and as a shame to t...
SOME DONT'S FOR HOUSEWIVES AND OTHERS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
SOME DONT'S FOR HOU8EWIVES AND OTHERS, Don't fail to givo your correct ad-. drcss when ordering goods, Don't forget to score children's new shoes on thle soles so that they will not slip, New shoes are highly pol ished, and even big children slip and fall. Take a dull knife-point or seis-, sors and scratch the soles in cries-cross fashion, not makingthe mr.rks so deep as to injure the sol a Don't take pet dogs visiting and ex tot people to prepare ospocial food for hem, or shut their room doors con tinually so as not to have their shoes or garments gnawed or their beds in, vaded, and their so?r cushions made Don't fail to watch your baby when boarding or, visiting whero babies are lot understood, Injudicious peoplo do the most amazing things, A baby not three months old was given a big sweet by a friend of the mother before the mother could stop her. It was a chocolate almond, and the poor baby swallowed the largo nut l Again, wo men leave bottles of ammonia, etc,, just whore a chil...
AN EXTRAORDINARY WILL. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
AN EXTRAORDINARY WILL. At an inquest held recently at Mas torton (rAew Y.ealanu) on the body of Mr; Itobert J, Jvington, one of the eost remarkable wuhs on recold Was produced, A witness stated taut when no arrived at the spot wvluro decel?sed was lountd, I.wlugtOl asked him to get his held-glass case and rifle. 'The uy Ing lman kaid: "1 have written on. thelm," anu asked witness to read the. writing to Jlu. treceased then asked witness to copy the writing and send it to his brotner Unarles at M~lstorton, 'The wilting oin the held-glass case, whch had been: soratclt~i with a piece of wire or it nail, wiIIs as tfolows: "Look atter Auaudie and the chil dren, Look alter things, Will, R.ap point R. Uagg and Uiiarley.-(Signed) uob," Un the same case were soratched the words, "Hard luck l--ob." On the butt of the rifle there were stcatched these words: "Dear Uharley,-Give Will Harding every chance, and he will' help Mlaudle and my tanmly. Put him on,the right road.--(Signed) Bob,". There ...
CRUSHING REBUKE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
CRUSHING REBUKE. In the early days of railways, on some of the lines smoking was not al lowed at all either in the trains or on the station buildings. One day a station-master of a largo station, a man noted for his conceit and pomposity, descried a gentleman pacing the plattorm with a cigar in his mnoutlh Ho- at once accosted the offen-. der and ritquosted him forthwith to stop smoking, The gentleman took no no tice of this commuand, but continued to walk, emitting a silvery cloud, The station lnasteor asked him to stop smoking more peremptorily than be fore; but still the owner of the Ha vana maintained a provoking disregard. A third time the order we? repeated, accompanied by a threat that if the obstinate sinner did not obey he would be handed over to the tender mercies of the porters, The stranger took no more heed than before, so at last the official, complete ly losing his temper, pulled the cigar out of the smoker's mouth and flung it away, , This viqlent act produced no mor...
CRIPPLING THE MUNICIPALITIES To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
CRIPPLiNG THE MUNICIPALITIES To the Editor. Sir,-In your issue of the 27th ult, I observed that both the Preston and Fitzroy councils had approved of the Draft Bill for an electric tram service along St. George's road to Preston. Fortunately for the districts concerned the Northcote council has yet to speak, L.et us hope, in the interests of all, that this council, which holds the key to the position and has the most to lose, will rise to the occasion and view this mom entous question in a saner light. To go on with the proposition, as outlined in the Bill, would be wicked and would al most cripple the already over-burdened municialities of Northcote and Pres ton. 'Ihe line proposed, instead of pay ing working expenses, would result in a loss of thousands of pounds annually. I ask, Sir, is there a single person among its advocates who would risk £10 of his own cash in the venture? Then why drag the municipalities into an expendi ture of at least £70,000, for which no return whatever...
LEAGUE MEETINGS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
LEAGUE MEETINGS, A meeting of the Northern Tramway Extension League met in the Methodist school hall, Shaftesbury parade, on Thursday evening. There was a large attendance and Cr Ottery, the president, was in the chair. Reports were received from those working the central and west wards to the effect that the ratepayers have freely signed the petition in favor of the trams. Although the petitions were only started last Monday 500 sig natures have been obtained. Members decided to attend the meeting of the council next Monday evening.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
The... Business Man Appreciates Our prompt tailoring ser- - vice as much as the dis tinctive individuality of every suit we turn out, and our extremely low charges. Our Suits are modelled on the latest London style. Our windows show the latest Summer Suit ings. For Well-Tailored Clothes corn' to us. TREVEA & SON, 'r I E It 1,3,1A It I,E GENTS'' 'AILORS 266 Smith Street, Collingwcod Phone, Central 5110. IOULTRY of all kinds bought sold or I exchanged. lighest prices given, Letters and post cards promlptly at tblded to. W. Key, Eppling Stott & Bastings Northcote Property Exchange HIGH STREET (corner Westbourno Grove) HIGH STREET (corner Normanby Avenue). STATION STREET, Fairtfield Park, Telephouo 1976. PROPERTY AND FURNITU1RE AUCTIONEER. SWOBN VALUER. INSURANCE AGENTS. HOUSES LET OR SOLD, RENTS COLLEcTED, BUILDINGS ERECTED AND FINANCED, AGENTS FOR Thorubury Park Estate, Wardrop'e Subdivision, Beaumont Estate, Cib son's Paddock, Westgarth Pubdivision, McDonald's Subdivi...
OBITUARY. DEATH OF MRS. MAGGS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
OBITUARY. DEATH OF MRS. MAGGS, 'There passed away at her residence, Clarke street, Northcote, on December '2th Mrs. Maggs (relict of the late George Maggs) who had been a resident of Northcote for 45 years, who was not merely esteemed, but beloved by an ever-widening circle of friends. She was one of that fine type of English women who, with their husbands, braved the great voyage to al most unknown Australia back in the now far away "fifties." Hers was an eventful voyage, for after leaving England the ship ahnost foundered and had to put in at Lisbon. An ideal wife and mother the late Mrs. Maggs was one of the truest friends. The never varying kindness and goodness of her nature was like an ocean that never exhausted itself, and during the long years she presided over it no home could have been more hospitable. She had one of those rare natures it was impossible to sour. Her sympathies and her interests far from being checked by advancing years seemed rather to grow with them, All ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
Produce Merchants J. A. BOSTOCK, HIGH STREET, NORTHCOTE, WISHES to thank his patrons for their &nbsp; past favors, and also to inform them that he sells the best BOX FIREWOOD NEWCASTLE COAL, ALTONA BROWN COAL, at Melbourne Prices for Cash, Cut Green Bone, Victorian Chicken Meal, Pigeon Peas, Canary Seed and Sand, also Shell Grit for Fowls' All kinds of Produce at Lowest Rates. Agent for Northcoto of Celebrated Sickle Brand of RETORTED CHARCOAL. Plumbers. J. E. Thomson, Plumber and Gasfitter, 223 HIGH STREET, PRESTON. Plumbing In all branches attended to, Estimates for Sewerage Connections. Gas and Water Laid On, Water Meters Fixed, Pumps and Irrigation a Speciality. G. CHESSWAS, LICENSED PLUMBER, 7 ELM Street, Northcote. Sewerage and General Plumbing Work of every description undertaken, WATER METERS FIXED. Estinmates Given. Letters promptly attended to. Announcements &nbsp; E. M. KELSO &nbsp; W ISHES to Intimate to the Publlo o. Preston and distrlot that he ...
TAXING BACHELORS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 10 January 1914
TAXING BACHELORS. Bachelors in Memphis, U.S.A., are taxed to maintain a summer house for sick babies and their mothers. The amount of the tax is determined by attractiveness of said bachelor, due deductions being made for overweight, baldness, loss of one eye, and general disposition." The usual tax assessed is five dollars, which is collected in the following manner. The law provides that "no unmarried male arrived at the ago of twenty-one years shall be allowed on the streets of Memphis af ter 9 o'clock p.m,; or to court, visit, or accompany an unmarried woman to any place of amusement," unless he has paid the tax, He must present a bachelor's license on demand of any unmarried woman, married man or police officer. If he can't or won't, he is liable to a fine of twenty-five to fifty dollars. A number resisted payment and were brought before the police magistrates and fined double the amount of the tax. Now everybody is paying cheerfully.
CAMEL RIDES ON A LINER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
CAMI,(, RID1S ON A LINER. All tilto sensa tionls of it ride across thei desert. auI Ca IICIl)alck can he had - ott hotatd at Al Iantih litner! ItfI~ttging lto tilt Iloyal Ilolland Iiloyd 120' whlilt Ikft 1)over teteotl o htO meaidet vttvtg~a to hlitt'tiai Avterc, at tl"IttIII- gt;"ttutt~itt lotths Lteta fit tedI wht ilt inithudes it patenit camit. sadd Ii tttg tot a itoitot, otto is itealtel to ia reati~stic itnlitatioti tof thn) gait tft: (Iantel.
MISS FREEDOM'S COSTLY TOILET [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
311 Ilt lEEI)DO31'S COSTL'IY 1TO1,01I'lT The sttluie of the (Goddess of Free cham on the top of the domoe of the Capitol it Washingtoun has been un derg,uing n cleansing process. Miss Fir.lu~oin, who stands 19ft (Gin in her hare feet, is anything hut i dainty mid n, judging by the cost of her bath, flr which Congress has appro liiatel over £C3000t), and nearly a car 01:,1 of soap. Freedom, wlhose crowni coitaios numerous costly platinum tips, freuIuently takes electrtie troeat IIm uits, andul hardly a sununoir pass?e th itt ?mo of those tips are not olltc(d off' hv the lightning, but that does not sor?o to keep her clean, and from timeo tio tinw it is inece'ssary to erect aI seaf l'oldin ;arounud her and send up a ga ug of steoplhjacks to serubh her with soap ianld water.
THE CHICKEN OATH. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
THE UHIUKEN OATH. For the first time in the history of the Vancouver courts the chicken oath was administered recently to 3lah Quang, a (Ihinaman, who was a wit ness in the case of seven men charged with rioting at Nanaimo. After the oath was administered a young white cock was procured, its head placed on a block of wood, and chopped off hy the Chinaman, The ceremony was wit nessed by a large crowd of persons.
NORTHCOTE TOWN COUNCIL. MONDAY, JAN. 12. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
1'ORTHCOTE TOWN COUNCIL. Mo1N1)AY, JAN, 19, I1're nt :--Crs, Dilohuis (1Mayor), 1,oees, Mason, P'lant, Snmith, G(flaniold. 'lhrrati , Wohliht1:3, H mlerslnlll'll, I ,,liiugs, lohnsonl Seho aehsell, 1ertd ntlld and Hi ayes, SPALS W\\'AN'TE'). ''The Port Melhourne Connncil wroto ndkim .if t, (7aincil could supply hhlestoneo swlls suitable for haMl hler kin into metal in any iuantity up tI.o 500(110 n!e yards and tihe rate lper oim. p1.1 trll. it( was d]idedlI after diislssion, that 't rellty ho N:fet that tihel Co.uneil was net in a position t? sui;ply any spalls., I'rs, ledmnod 1 and l'aint wished the loter to Il go t lhe cmmit lllt/l to I see it' the re',est onildl not b ('compflied with, the hitler iointing out that the mlttit:, of th,' qunarry hcinlg a paying .proposition w((s deplide3nt ni its con tiil n s tworking, A1Pi,ICA.'I'iONS FORl T'Ill' ilAlh. T11. (iriiilths, .seretary of The IRoyals, (p'3lie:l for tille n.. 'l' (the town 'linll 'ery ,Saturdtay night from the ]tfth Ap:il...
VEST POOKET ESSAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
VEST POOKET E88AYS. By George Fitch, The Atlantic Ocean in the second largest collection of wetness on the globe. It is 20,000 miles long, 5000 miles wide, and so deep in spots that the tallest man who ever lived would have five miles to go befeoro reaching bottom, after p;etting in over his head. The Atlantic Ocean reaches from the effeto ruins of antiquity on the oueast to the electric-lighted proespectuses of to-morrow on the west. It is cooled by the mountainous icebergs of the polar regions, and heated at the equator by the everlasting sun, being thus plenti fully supplied with hot and cold water, It splashes restlessly upon the fever laden jungles of Africa, caresses Eng land with its fogs, and is perfumed by the orchid jungles of Brazil. The wild African plunges into it off Liberia, the Eskimo chases the polar bear through its surf off Greenland, and at Narra gansett the millionairess dives in front of a thousand camoras. It brings the mackerel to Norway, the sardine to F'ran...
CLUB ELEVEN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
CLUB ELEVEN. The Club Eleven played a team rep resenting the Government Printing Office at the Northcote Park. North. cote batted first, Hamilton and Trott being the opening batsmen, but disaster soon befel both of them, Hamilton being caught before he scored and Trott was bowled for 1 Price followed, only to be caught off the third ball without scoring Mitchell was bowled fifst ball and four wickets,: were down for 1 run. Horn and Burley then became associated, and runs came very fast, especially from Horn, who knocked up 102 in 80 minutes and then retired. He hatted splendidly and only gave one chance at 99. Burley got 12, Bates 22, "Father" Dunn, who as usual came to the rescue, 37 not out, and the innings closed with 9 for 192. The Printers, with the exception of one batsman (Rider 40 not out) could do very little against the local bowlers, and were disposed of for 81 (Andrew 8 for45, Price 1 for 36, The Printers fol lowed on, and at call of time had lost 7 wickets for 92. North...
A BIRD'S LOVE DANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
A BIRD'8 LOVE DANOE, In tropiceal South America, andh on some of the islands of the Paeific, there is to be found the beautiful bird known as the jaeana. It is famous for its so called love dance, which is executed by the miale birds to excite th, admira. tion of the female birds. When the ,nating season approaehes the jacana will single out its favorite anid try to win her admiration with all its bewitch ing manoeuvres. In the dance the wings are spread out and worked in such a manner that the heautiful-colored fea thors produce a brilliant effect. A woman entered ai dentist's office to have soeveral teeth extracted, and after talking it over with the dentist, agreed to take gas. "You will be unconscious for only a few minutes," she was reassured, The woman took her pocket-book out and behogan to count her monijy. "Never mind that now," said the hden tist. "You do not have to pay until "I wasn't going to pay you," ,ex pl,?i.ed the woman, "I was going to count my money I' I've finis...