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BOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 February 1914
BOWLS. Last week was one which proved a big success as far as the Northeote club was concerned. On Thursday the Leather Knights visited the green and played one of their annual fixtures, in which the boot trades won from the tanners by 101 to 88, After the match the healths of the respective teams were honored and received with musical honors, "The Departing Guest," was also toasted, and he replied in his ustal happy man nor and thanked all present for the ex pressions of goodwill. A special tril:ute of praise was passed for the catering, the same being carried out in the nost capable nunner by Mr. F. J. Plant, and thoroughly appreciated by all assembled. Last Sai.urday Northcote A team met Prahran i.t Northcote and won by 103 to 66. Girling 30 to 13, Plant 30 to 14, and Harrington 25 to 16 being the suc cessful rinks, whilst Bennell was down 18 to 21. The B team was down badly to North Fitzroy, Saturday evening saw an enthusiastic gathering of bowlers assembled to bid "bon voyage" ...
SOCIAL NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 February 1914
SOCIAL NEWS. An evening party was given by the Ex-Mayor (Cr, B. E. Johnson) and Mrs Johnson at the Northcote Town hall on Tuesday with the dual object of cole brating the coming of age of their eldest son, Mr. Harold Johnson, and furnishing the opportunity for his friends to wish him "bon voyage" on the ove of his de parture on a trip to England and Europe, Notwithstanding that the function fell upon the oevening of a day that regis tored 107 in the shade it was an entire success in every way, being attended by a very large and representative com pany, who, it was evident, enjoyed themoselves to the full. The principal amusement was dancing, and the youn ger members of the company entered Into this pIastime with just the same vim as if there was a frost outside, During an interval supper was served in the small hall, the tables being loaded with geood things. InJ felicitous terms the mayor (Cr. S, Dennis) proposed tihe health of "The Guest of tihe Evening," congratulating him on his...
Another Park for Northcote. FIVE ACRES THORNBURY LAND TO BE APPLIED FOR. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 February 1914
Another Park for Northoote. FIVE ACRES THORNBURY LAND TO BE APPLIED FOR. At the meeting of the Northcote town council on Monday evening it was deci ded to make application, through Mr. Membrey, M.L.A., for an area of 5 acres in the Thornbury estate, from the railway westerly along Hutton street, for park purposes, Cr, Henderson said he thought it would be wise to try and secure the whole area, The place was already greatly availed of by the young men for their games, no fewer than three cricket clubs using it, with a prospect of two more. Cr, Woolhouse said he would like 10 acres, but if they asked for too much it might spoil their chance of getting any.
TELEGRAPHIC PIONEER WIRELESS EXPERIMENTS IN 1845 [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 February 1914
TELEQRAPHIC PIONEER VIRILESIiS I;XPIIlMElN'I'S IN 1S45 Mr J n. W. llkins, whoseo death at Klngston-on-Thalmes nt the age of 80 has been annollnced in these columns (says "'The Daily News," DeIemher 23) wans a pioneer of telegrcphs and erected the world's first line. ITn July, 18.14, when only 18 years of ago, he was appointed resident sulperintendent of thie N'orthampton and Petelrhorough Telegraphs - the first appolintment of the kind on any railway in the coun try, On the completion of tihe line fronl Rugby to London In 1846, hr W'ilkins took entl'e charge, and also of the tom porary terLnlaus In Soymlour street, Euston Square. In that year the Queen's Sp:eech at the opening of Parliament was for the first time tolegralphed to about a dozen towns in the Midlands and the North of Englanld. For this purpose the Speechl had to be con\'veyed by spleelal engine froml Euston to 1utgby, there being no tolegraph south of that town at the time. From rugby It was wired to IDerby, thence rep...
"BACK TO THE EAST!" JAPANESE VIEW OF WORLD-POLITICS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 February 1914
" BACK TO iTHE EASTI" - -------- ? JAPANESE VIEW OF WORLD POLITICS, (By T, G. Komnial of Tokyo, in " The Westminster Gazette.") It will, I feel sure, interest, and may, iperhaps, surprise, my European friends to hear that the enlightence section of my Japanese compatriots consider the whites to be driven by a great semi conscious instinct " Pack to the East!" This, they think, is perhalps due to a faint recollection that the forefathols of tile Europeans were originally Cen tral Asian emigrants, or to all inhorn yearning for the immnense riches of the ancient world, The Crusades were an early manifestation of tills hidden in stillnet, The iccidental discovery of America was also dlue to this 'cry of tile heart, as is the steadly Russian attra' tion towards the Far East. The world-famed Great W:ll of China completely . checked tile on-rushing Mongollans frlom occulpying the interior of the Celestial Eml:pire, thus directing that hugo and devastating human flood towards the West. Its ...
LOOP THE LOOP MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 February 1914
LOOP TIE LOOP Ml~MhlllIU40S I0 pLTIAM1ENT Ml. Leon irodl was thle ilrst meIm her of P'arllament to "ljopi tile loo" iin it| lerl'olhltto (says the Paris cor restlondent of '"'ho Daily Chronicle" on D)ecemler 17). Ie a lccmlnpanied Pegoud aIs lassenl ger in a lilght, in which the airman effected a series of six colnploete slom orsaults. l)escribing Ilu Ittleitsionts, Af. Olrod said the mjost sensational Ilmomenlt is when the machine, having reached the ituminit of the circle, begins its descent. "Then)," IIhe addIed, "the rush idowli waitrds i frightful. My toes gr'ippied the bir rest asi though they were lingelrs. lellg now head dowl\wards mly tlhotlldet's scented to try to hu'rst through the straps which IounlId tie, My heart appiea'red to contract, mI' thiroat Iiled as if I were ab out to cry. Mly chest eweelled, attd lily headt sBented to LIecono a h11 of lcad weighing tos. "Sutddenly, in tihe place of the sky, tlle earLthi comes Intto view\'---;ot lterl'oy a portiLoll of the lal...
LAND OF MYSTERY AMONG WILD TRIBES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 February 1914
LAND OF MYSTERY AMONG WIbD TIUIrES. We have received furlther despatches by mail from Mir Alan Ostler (says "The Express" o' December 9) supple menting the dramatleic message dated November 23 published yesterday, sent from Gibeli by runners across Somali land and cabled from Aden. Yesterday's remarkable story, in which Mr Ostler described how he ex pelled a hand of armed Abyssinian raid ers who were robbing and beating Bri tish tribesmen, proves that the Abys sinians, as well as the followers of the Mad Mullah, are in the habit of raiding the friendly tribes in Britisllh territory who have been left without pirotection by the British Government. The following despatch, dated more than a fortnight earlier than the cabled message, shows that Mr Ostler has had dillieulty in evading Abyssinian watchfulness. A previous message de scribed how the Abysslnlians, In collu sion with the British authorities at tempied to prevent him from entering British territory owing to the desire there is...
ROYAL CASTLE FIRE GRAND DUKE'S SURPRISE [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 February 1914
ROYAL CASTLE FIRE FI. - GIrAND DURIl'S SURPRISE The Grland lDutke and OGralnd DIuclhess of .Mecklcnlburg-Sehwoi'lhn and the Sileombers of their family land suites Ihad to tloe for their lives from the fauous castle at Schwerin In couse luenlice of a lire which brolke out last evening (stated the Uerlin correspond ent of "The Daily .M11all" December 19). 'lhe castle was partly In ruins and precious works of art had beenll deo stroyed when the lire was extingitsilhed early this nlorning. . Tile total loss is estimated at £150,00, Tihe Grand Duklie and Granlld Dtehess woere at ditn nor when frightened servants burlll'st into the roonll shlloutlng, "Thie castle is on lire!'" 'Tho outbreakl rapidly made headway, and the OGrand Duliuke and Granld Duchess, \without hats or coats, had to make their way through Ilylng sparks to escape. Iteports are In olrculation at Schuvwerin to-day that the fire was the wolrk of a revenllgeflul servant who was recently discharged, c:'ourllt oltlclais deny ...
MISS PANKHURST'S ARREST SYMPATHISERS IN THE DOCK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 February 1914
MISS PANKHIURST'S ARREST SYMPATHISEIRS IN THE DOCK. As the outcome of the arrest of Miss Sylvia Pankhurst after her ap pearance at a meeting held in Shore ditch Town IHfall on Tuesday evening three men and a woman were brought before Mr Biron, at Old street Police court yesterday, charged with ob structing and assaulting the police (reports tle "Daily Telegraph" of De comber 11), PrI'soners were Mrs Annie Ford, of Roman road, llow; Willliam Hall, a clerk; Charles Grey, secretary and lecturer of the Men's Political Fed eration of the Women's Social and Political UniJnlon; and Charles Trank, coffee-stall attendant. Mr Saunders (.Messrs Wontner's) appeared to prosecuto on Ibehaltf of the Commnissioner of Police, In his open ing statement he said the meeting in question had been held under the Mecn's Federation of the Women's Social and Political Union, Miss Sylvia Pankhurst, who had addressed the meeting, was beiolng escorted down stairs into the street by her "body guard" at the concl...
MAYNE — STEPHENS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 21 February 1914
MAYNE - STEPHENS. A very pretty wedding took place at St. Brigid's Church, Nicholson street, &nbsp; North Fitzroy, on Saturday afternoon, Jan . 24th, the contracting parties being Mr Phillip (Barney) Mayne, of Epping, and Miss EIizabeth Stephens, second daughter of the late Mr Thos. Stephens and Mrs O'Donoghue, of North Fitz- roy. The officiating clergyman was the Rev. Dr. Kelly, P.P. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr C. Stephns, lookedl well in a graceful gown of white satin with a pink satin and chiffon, court and rail attached, covered with orange blossom sprays; she carried a bouquet of white roses. T'he bridesmaids were Miss May Kelly, assisted by Miss O'Donoghue and tlhe bride's cousins, the Misses Neville. They wore embroidlery voile and car- ried bouqutes of pink chrysanthemums. Mr F. Dea, of Epping, best man, assisted by the brides brother, Mr Tlhomas Stephens, Little Wally and Charlie Stephens acted as trainbeaers dressed as boy Scouts in white unifo...
NORTHERN SCULPTOR DEVELOPMENT OF GENIUS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 February 1914
NOBTIiERN SCULPTOR DEI\'ELOP.~tENT OF GENIUS T''he works of one of the greatest S?candinavian sculptors hi still almost unrecognlisedtl In this country, says John lllvers in the "World's Work." Stephan Slndling Is not a young man. Ills life's work is behind him. He is famous In Scandtulnavla, in Gelrmany, nid In France, and waits only to be aplreclatted by the Engllsll-splleaking 'world. Born in 1840, he has already colobrated his slxty-soeventh birthday. Ills native place is Dronthela, on the Inorth coast of Norway. It was at tile a~go of twenty-six~ when most younig artists, have already mastored the technique of their art and are already well on the road to suc cess or fallur -thlat his eyes were lnrst opened to tllIegreat gift ntture hlad bestowed upon him. For a short time he workited in Ills father's Ihouse, but, finding little or' no facilities for studying In his native country, hie went in 1871 to lorlin, whore Iohe wai received as at pupil into the studio of Professor Albe...
THROUGH THE TELESCOPE MOON'S DISTANCE MEASURED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 February 1914
THROUGH THE TELESCOPE e -" MOON'S DISTI'ANCIE MIEASURED. A learneld professor, with nine letters after his namo has become na small boys' hero (says "The Daily Mail," of December 31), Professor H. H. Turner, D,Sc., D.CL,, FiR.S,, Savillan Professor of Astronomy in the Unverslty of Oxford, who yester day delivered his second lecture at the Iloyal Institution, London, has caught the Imagination of the small boy like a Jules Verlno or a Stevenllson. He has overcome the firmly rooted conviction of the young that all real professors must be dry, elderly, and grim, and that a lecture Is a dull sort of thing, Profossor 'Turner possesses the genl ailty of a benevolent uncle, He under stands just what appeals to small boys ald disguises his sclenc In a delightful "make up." Yesterday he was sur rounded Iby balloons, aeroplanes, kites, telescopes, and continuing his subject, "A Voyage in Space," he took his audi ncel up towards the moon, which Is 240,000 miles away. Hut how do we know the moo...
CRIME IN SCOTLAND INCREASE REPORTED EXCESSIVE FINES DISCUSSED [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 February 1914
CRIMIE IN SCOTLAND INCREASE REPORTElD EXCESSIVE FINES DISCUSSED A report on the judicial statistics of Scotland for 1912 was issued yesterday (says "The Scotsman" for December 3), The Prison Commissioners, in a covering letter to the Secretary for Scotland, say: "We regret to have to relport a gen eral increase in crime, which is most marked in assaults, theft, theft by housebreaking, indecency, and in minor crimes and offences, principally breach of peace and drunkenness. We again think it right to direct speelal attention to the large number of per sons committed to prison In Scotland in default of paymont of flnes-viz,, :16,631, out of a total of 89,013 sen tenced to pay fnlues. Pron these llg ures It appears that in Scotland 41 per cent, of those sentenced to pay lines are admitted into prison in default of payment, but of these 11 per cent, pay part lines after admission, leaving 30 per cent, who undergo entire sentence of imprisonment in default, From the report on the judicia...
VIRTUE OF RIPE APPLES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 February 1914
VIRTUE OF RIPE APPLE8. The old Idea that apples were the favorite fruit of the gods is a plauB* Ible theory, The freahness of youth was over possessed by those who made apples their principal diet, Cor. tain it s that there is no tood so val. uable. Apples nourish the brain and spinal cord. They contain rhosphor· us, sugar, albumen, gum, malic acid, galic acid, vegetable fibre, and water. They cure gout and rheumatic disor. ders, and exercise a benotlcial influ* ence on the liver and stomnach Ripe apples and \bread as a diet will do more to restore health than drugs.
CHIEF CAUSE OF SCOURS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 February 1914
CHIEF CAUSE OF SCOURS, Dirt is the chief cause of calf scours, as filthy, poorly lighted and badly-ventllated quarters harbor the disease germs in great numbers, Sometimes calf scours occurs In con tagious form, and then only prompt measures will prevent serious losses, At the College of Agriculture of the University of Wisconsin, special pro cautions are taken against scours. Not only are the calves kept in well. lighted and otherwIse sanitary quar* ters, but they are fed regularly until four weeks old on two to six pounds of their mother's milk three times daIly, Care Is taken to have the tmperature of the milk as near that of freshly-drawn milk as possible, and to keep the feeding pall clean, In spite of precautions (states Pro. fessor G0, C. Humphrey) we now and then have cases of scours among our calves, For the past two years we have successfully treated such cases as follows:-As soon as symptoms appear, two to four tablespoonfuls of castor oil are mixed with one-half pint of ...
THE QUACK. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 February 1914
THE QUACK. By Laura L. Runyon, in the "Smart Set." His miedical course was taken at ,one of those small colleges since made infamous by the investigations of the committee appointed by Congress to standardise medical schools. But at the time the Quack Doctor began practice, any degree of M.D. from a college which spent two whole years in teaching medical science was accepted by the State authorities as a sufficient guarantee; and as to the general public, they never even thought to ask "Where has the doctor studied?" He never intended to be a quack doctor, either. He wanted to be a thoroughly up-to-date physician. He longed to cure all diseases. lie had a deep sympathy with sickness of any sort. Circumstances forced himn into the quackery business. Of course he was poor when he started his medical education-other wise he would have sought the best college in the country, with the long est course and the best hospitals at tached. He had to earn his way while he studied-and his mother...
CHURCH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 February 1914
CHURCH NEWS, TO-MORROW'S SERVICES, Baptist, Northcote.-3 p.m. (Men's Own), "Job and the Problem of Pain;" 7 p.m., "If;" 8.15 p.m., open-air ser vice, Congregational, Northcote, -The Rev. J. Tonkin, of Burnley, will officiate in the morning and the Rev. A. R. Bunton at night. Northcote Methodist.-Morning, Rev. Percy Knight, B.A.; evening, Rev, Thos, Alday. Holy Trinity, Thornbury.-11 a.m., "Opportunity." Northcote Presbyterian.-ll a.m., "Four Estimates of Life;" 7 p.m., "The Golden Calf." All Saints' Preston.-7.30 p.m., "Temptation." Three of the ministers attending the Methodist conference, now being held in Melbourne, will conduct the services: on Sunday in the various Methodist chur ches in the Preston circuit, These are the Revs. A. J. Collocott (of Sale), W. J. Williams (of Foster), and J. H. Indian (of Geelong). Last year Mr. Williams was stationed at South Pres. ton and will be cordially welcomed back again on Sunday evening by his many friends.
The Heart of a Girl. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XIV.—Continued. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 February 1914
The Heart of a Girl, By HENRY FARMER, Author of "The Money-Lender," "12a Quoltry Street," "Bondage," etc. (All Rights Reserved.) CHAPTER XlV,--Coutinued. Thorne drove his teeth Intio his noe tiler lip, Thlls woman who shrank from his touch was his wife, Hler hor ror at this moment was of the pro phetic, anticipatory kind. The obliga tions of marriage, what marriage meant, had thrust themselves upon her. She was tempted suddenly to fling open the door, throw herself out, and let the traffic crush out her lifeo. But the wild impulse was caught up an instant later by a realisation of its selfishness; the misery and grief, and possibly death, such an act would in fllet on others. She must go through with it somehow, "It's a bit early to begin showing off, isn't it?" The words had been stung out of Thorne. "'Don't touch me!' I've done all I have done for you and yours, and I suppose you take it for granted I shall go on in the same way in the future-but I mustn't touch you! What do you t...
Property Sales. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 28 February 1914
Property Sales. Stott & Bastings will sell by auction to-day, two now w.b. cottages and allotment of land in Reid street, ,orth cote, as advertised. Stott & Bastings offer by auction on Wednesday next, at the property, Ham ilton and Christnias streets, splendidly built d. f.v.b. villa, 7 rooms, and all conveniences, Inud 115 x 115; also fur niture and effects and allotment of land 115 x 1819. Particulars are advertised, Stott & Hastings will sell ,n Saturday next, new d.1,w.b. villa, at 2,11 Clarke street, and d.f.w.h villa, 5 rooms, at )1 Rlaleigh stree t, Northeote. Memubrey and Deane will submit to auction on Wedneisday next on the pro perty, 20 l'low Streit, Nurthcote, brick villa, 5 cots and colv\'enien~les, on land (7 x 107, ais advertised. Mc(George lihas, will sell by auction on Saturday, March 7, at 3I o'clock, d.f.w.ch villa, rth , & ., 52 Guuch streets Nurthcotu.