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Poultry Raising and Dressing. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
Poultry Raising and Dressing. On Monday evening, 2nd March, a lecture on poultry keeping and dressing was delivered in the Pender's Grove hall to an audience of about 230, by Messrs Rintoul and Hart, the Govern ment experts. The lecture on poultry keeping was illustrated by limelight views, and proved both interesting and instructive, Mr, Rintoul was only able to give 'a brief outline of the subject. le advised those who were thinking of going in for poultry keeping, or those who had already started, to write to Mr. Cameron, the director of agricul. 'ture, asking for the advice of the department's experts, and arrange ments would be made for one of them to visit the applicant and assist with advice as to the best nmethods for the particular locality they live in. Mr., IHart's demon. stration on poultry dtressing was a oevelation to most of those present, Hie showed how to dress poultry for roast ing, grilling and boiling, and how to kill andl pluck a fowl, lie then invited one of th...
SCHOOL COMMITTEES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
SCHOOL COMMITTEES, The statutory meetings of parents and guardians for the election of school committees to serve during the ensu ing three years were held at the local State schools on Monday evening last. At Helen street school there were eight nominations for the seven vacan cies, and the following were elected, viz:-Messrs W. H. Kay, Geoe, F. Bray, R. P. Dyson, John Wray, A, 0, John ston, Mrs. Bloxhamn and. Mrs. Mc Donald. Messrs Woolhouse, McPherson and Freehairn, who have done such good work in the past, did not nominate, Mr. Freebairn said he would have been only too pleased to nominate for it further term, but no intimation that the meeting was to be held reached him. Unusual interest was taken in the election of the new committee at Wales street. Over 100 parents attended the meeting and they had a choice of 13 candidates. The following were elected, viz:--Messrs Schmidt, Dickason, Wee don, Werry, Short, Gray and King. There was a fair attendance at the meeting at the South...
The Two Financiers. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
The Two Financiers. One day two London financiers who were partners, discovered that an office boy in their employ had beon tampering with the potty cash. One of them was so iiiucli onriKird, that he desired to siend for tihe police forthwith, but the other was a calm and just man. He took a inure modir ate and human view of the situation. "Nay, nay, partner," he said, let us always remeimber that we tegan in a small way ourselves." Husband (handing his wife some money): "Thero, Amelia, is flivo pounr,d and it has botheled me a lit tle to get it for )ou, I think I deserve a little applause," Wife: "Applause? '>h.3, my dear, you deserve an encore." To prevent stockinigs wearing at tihe heels paste a piece of black velvet In the backs of the shoes. . .. . - " nn
NORTHCOTE PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
NORTH COTE PICTURES, An excellent series of pictures have been screened at the local theatre dur the week. Every picture in to-day's programme is worth seeing, but the one calculated to arouse the greatest in terest is "Let 'er Buck." The picture vividly presents a day's sport in the wild west. Rare exhibitions of horse mnanship and daring are the special features, and unbounded enthusiasm is shown by the audience as the wonderful feats of skill are performed, Fancy riding, bucking contests, fancy roping, steer bulldogging, riding bucking bulls and cows, together with a great cow boy round-up makes a thrilling hour's amusement. Other striking pictures are a line detective story by Conan Doyle and the "Silver Blaze, The full programme will be shown this afternoon and evening. I Next week, comencing Monday, the star picture is "The Battle of Gittys burg' 5000 feet, while on Thursday the chief attraction will be "The Fruits of Vengeance,"
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
Church Notices.. ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, NORTHCOTE. Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Rev. A. C. KEL LAWAY, M.A. OLY TRINITY, THORNBURY I? (Railway Parade). Sunday Services: 11 a.m,, Holy Communion and Ser mon. 7.80 p.m., Evening Prayer,' subject, "Our Need." REv. C. W. WooD. ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, PRESTON. Second Sunday in Lent. 8 a,m., Holy Communion, 11 a.m., Matins and Address, 7.30 p.m., "Be Thou Clean," Rev. B. C, A. EVA. I CTORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (JAMES ST.) Sabbath Services: Rev. R. W. ROCK, morning and evening. Communioh after morning service, PRESTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. Sunday Services: 11 ,.m. and 7 p.m., Rev, W. S, LAURIE (Home Mission Committee Supply).. N ORTHCOTE METHODIST CHURCHES, Sunday Services: HIGH STREET. 10 a.m., Brotherhoocj. 11 a.m., Rev. J. REES THOMAS. 7 p.m,, Rev, JOHIN ADAMS. ST, GEORGE'S ROAD. 11 a,m., Mr. D. THORPE. 7 p.m., Mr. H. TWYFORD. PRINCE OF WALES' PARK. 11 a.m., Mr, H. MURDEN. 7 p.m,, Rev. J, REES THOMAS, CROXTON, 11 a.m., Rev. LAWRENCE TA...
IN CHARITY'S CAUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
IN CHARITY'S CAUSE. The Mayor and Mayoress of North !ote, assisted by willing citizens, are :o-operating with the Druids of the "Ietropolis in raising funds on behalf of Lhe Austin Hospital for Incurables. Locally the effort consists of a series 3f entertainments, the first of which eventuated last Saturday evening in the town hall. It took the form of a first class concert, and the artists engaged had the pleasure of appearing before a very large and appreciative audience. A couple of quartets, "A Hunting Song" and "Swear to he Good and True" were so harmoniously rendered by Madame Ashley, Miss Lillian Adams and Messrs James Wade and Charles Ltdward that nothing would satisfy till two additional numbers were given, and the " Miser ore " duct by Madame Ashley and Mr. Wade was so finely given that it had to be repeated. Another delightful num ber was the duet, "Venetian Boat Song," by Miss Adams and Mr. Led ward. Mr. Reginald Brown played a piano solo, "Marche Hongroise" in vigorous ...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
Messrs Campbell (president) Bastings, Don, Williams and Whalley, attended the monthly meeting of the Northcote Free Library committee on Thursday night. The librarian's report stated the I attendance had been most satisfactory that 3958 books had been borrowed dur ing the month, and that the card sys tem had been introduced. The trea surer reported a credit bank balance of £58 5s lid, and accounts amounting to £8 3s 8d were passed for payment. The book committee submitted a fine parcel of new books, covering geeioral litera ture and standard fiction. The selec tion was approved, and the books will be available next week. Taken in con junction with the books added last month a valuable addition has been made to the library, many of the works are of high educational value, being the last word on the subjects treated. Other business having, been tansacted the meeting closed. St. Patrick's Night.-On Tuesday, 17th March, the second of the series of entertainments in aid of the Austin Hos...
Property Sales' [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
Property Sales' McGeorge Bros. sell on Tuesday, at Povoell street, Preston, furniture and effects as advertised. McGeorge l3ros. will sell to-day at 3 p.m. on the premises, 52 Gooch street, Northeote, modern D.F,W,I. villa, 6 rooms, &c., as advetised.
PENDER'S GROVE ESTATE. CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS. DIVIDED RESPONSIBILITY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
PENDER'S GROVE ESTATE. CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS. DIIDED RESPONSIBILITY. A deputation representing the North cote Town Council waited on the Minis ter for Lands (Mr. Lawson) on Tuesday, in reference to a long-standing difference of opinion as to the responsibility for the construction of roads in the Pender's Grove Closer Settlement Estate. Some time ago the Closer Settlement Board agreed. to pay £4,000 to the Northcote Council for the construction of roads, drains, and other works. Of this amount £2,900 has been spent, and £1,100 is available. But it has been found that the work will cost more than £4,000, and the body responsible for the balance has to be fixed. According to the Closer Settlement Board, the council agreed to complete the work for £4,000. This the council denies, and asserts that the £4, 000 was intended to cover only part of the work. It is disinclined to make up the difference out of its own funds. The Minister was asked if he could suggesta settlement. Mr. Lawson st...
To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
To the Editor. Sir,--Being a ratepayer in the west ward and one who has attended the. three indignation meetings held by the N.T.E. League, I would like to ask "West Warder'.' if we are not all want ing something better than what we have at present? As for men putting their money into this phantom tramway I think that most of those interested are so whole-hearted about it that if there was a company formed they would all take some shares, I quite. agree with "West Warder" that the lists may con tain, a good many names who are not ratepayers. That is where the can vassers made the mistake, Hoping that it is not long before the tram is an ac complished fact-Yours, &c., ANOTIIER WEST WARDnEI,
FIRE AT NORTHCOTE FACTORY [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
FIRE AT NURTHCUOTE FACTORY At 10. minutes to 12 o'clock on. Satur day night a fire broke out at the boot factory of Clayden Bros. and McIntyre, situated at the rear 319 High street, Northcote, The fire, which was first noticed by Constable Gorey, seemed to originate under the floor, along which it quickly spread. The Northcote fire bri gade was soon on the scene, and quickly extinguished the flames, but not before considerable damage was d(one to the centre portion of the building antl con tents, consisting of leather and boots in various,stages of manufacture. The fixtures, machinery, and stock were in sured in the New Zealand Co. for £665, and the building, which is a structure of galvanised iron, in the same company for £120.
To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
To the Editor. Sir,-Being one who has always taken a keen interest in the welfare of the Northcote Football Club, both as junior and senior team, I attended the meeting on Wednesday evening to hear what arguments would be used to put the club on a better footing than it holds at present. To my mind the only way the club can be put on a proper basis is for a public meeting of the residents of the town to be called, with the object of making a fresh start and stopping all the friction that now exists. The out come of this, in all probability, would be the club would return to the North cote park, where the club was so suc cessful as a junior team. I am sure that until this step is taken the club will be denied the support which they should receive from a population of over 20,000. Northcote will soon he declared a city, and let us tackle the problem of having a football club worthy the name. Trust ing that others will take this matter up).-Yours, &c,, WELL-WISHER.
SOME SALUTATIONS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
0SME 8ALUTATION8, T'lhe prostration and the saluarn, sal. utations that many (Orientals use aro only more pronouinced forms of the bow. So there is a connection between the embrace, so conloll in civilised countries, and the greetin ' oif a morn ber of the Koiari tribe of lBritish New Guinea, who, in. saluting a missionary, placed one arm bhou this neck aiid stroked him under the chin, Among the Masai and the Ukerewo it is a mark of respect to greet an ac quaintanco or a stranger by spittiig at him, Almost as strange is the ces torn ascribed to the Tibetans of puttin, out tie tongue by way of salutation. Rubbing' noses is quite common; the, Burmese and many tribes of Esliilos, Laplandors, and Malays do so, Stranger than any of these customs is the weeping salutation that has boon observed anmong Contral South Anmer ican Indians, This form of greeoting occurs too in the Andaman Islands, New Zealand, and Polynesia. A mor' tugueso explorer thus describes the ciis toni as he saw it used...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
Produce Merchants. J. A. Bos cock, HIGH STREET, NORTHCOTE, Wishes to thank his petrons for their 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 CHAnCOAL, Plumbers. J. E. Thomson, PLUIMIBER 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, LICENSE D PI,1UMBER, 7 ELM STRIEET, NoLT[ucOTE Sewerage and General Plumbing Work of ovl''ry description undertaken WATI'R METERSi FIXED Estimates Gi' on, Letto:'s promptly at:onded to, Announcements. UNDER ENTIRELi' NEW -- MANAGEMENw T - The RegaI Cafe 98 SMITH STREET, COLLINGWOOD. Dinner from 12 to 2. Ladles'...
Mutual Secrets. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
Mutual Seorets. "I didn't want to come hero in thu first place," confided the first Luest; at the oxpenalivo hoel in a well-known winter holiday resort on the South Coast. "No more did I," reoplied thoe second; "lut my wife insisted on m coming." "o80 did mine," said thoe first. "She said we had to come just hooause the Smithsons were coming, although I simply'told her wo could not ullurd the oxpenseo," "And that's what I said," explained the second, "but my wifo sild wo lhad to come becaune the lrownsons veworeo -,oming." "Why, look here, my name is l3rown. 0on." "And mine is Smithson." Then the two men shook one aun other warmly by the hand.
IF WE KNEW. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
IF WE KNEW, Could we but draw back the curtains That surround each other's lives, See their naked heart and spirit, Know what spur the action gives; Often we should find it better, Purer than we judge we should We should love each other better, It we only understood, Could we Judge all deeds by motives, See the good and bad within, Often we should love the sinner, All the while we loathe the sin, Could we know the powers working To overthrow integrity, We should judge each other's errors With more patient charity, it we knew the care and trials, Knew the effort all in vain, And the bitter disappointment, Understood the loss and gain; Would the grim external roughness Seem, I wonder, just the same? Would we help where now we hinder? Would we pity where we blame? Ah! we judge each other harshly, Knowing not life's hidden force; Knowing not the fount of action Is less turbid at its source. Seeing not amid the evil All the goldep grains of good; Oh! we'd love each other better, If we on...
WINTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
WINTRY. --- - +- ----- Oh, England is a mournful place, Dr.rk are the days of dull December, When last I saw the sun's red face I'r sure I cannot now remember. I miss the blue-gums sternly tall, The moonlit plains, and inter alia I miss old friends, but most of all I :liss the sunshine of Australia. Aloft the storm-gods howl with glee, That having gathered all together The gamut of inclemency They serve it up to us as "weather!' Bleak is my daily portion here, And by some strange climatic blunder In quite another hemisphere The sun is shining 'way down under. The air is supercharged with grief, While moisture drips from slate and shingle; And though it gives me small relief My tears with Nature's often mingle. Wild is the wind that whips the tree And breaks the leafless limbs asunder, One radiant thought still.comforts me, The sun is shining 'way down under. With mist and snow and sleet and hail Across the landscape daily streaking, And be it blizzard, blast or gale, The heavens sim...
BOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
BOWLS. Thornbury Bowling Club have put up a first-rate record lately in all grades. The A team won in succession matches against Flemington, South Melbourne and Victoria, and were within touch and go of winning against the strong Elstern wick District club on Saturday. With all rinks finished except Wright's and two ends to go they were only 3 down, but from that out the visitors managed to a little more than hold their own and won by 6 points. Thornbury A v, Elsternwick District, played at Thornbury, ELSTERNWICK, 941. Cunningham, Cohen, Moran, Sarah 20 Johnson, Overend, Pennington, Ross 18 Clapham, Prior, Taylor, Hamilton .. 29 Somerville, Sinclair,,Stott, Niven .. 27 THORNBURY, 88. Sharp, King, Bainbridge, J. S. Whalley.. .. .. 16 Robinson, Hayes, Burgess, Wright.. 23 Boyd, Smith, Hosking, Ingham .. 27 Slater, R. J. Whalley, Dickason, Meakin .. ,. 22 Thornbury B v. Northcote, THORNBURY, 128. McDougall, Harry, Leckie, Denny.. 84 Turner, Donagan, Hattam, Masson 31 Lizard, Bailey, Fa...
WOMAN'S LOOP IN AIR "A WHIRLING DELIGHT" [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
WOMAN'S LOOP IN AIR "A \W'IIIIING DL)lIGHT" T'he Ilrjt w?oman to loopl the lool) In the air (says "The Dally Mail" of January 2) Is Miss TJrohawlke Da\vies, who explerlenuced this thrilling sensa tlon .yesterday as a passengeor with Mr Gustav Ilamel at Ilondon Aero lrome. Miss 'Trehawke Davies Is also tihe first passenger to loop tihe loop in England. In looping the loop the airman as conds to a consldelrable height and dl\ves vertically for sonle distance, then suddenly brilnging his machineo bnack to the Ilorizontal and forcing Its nose uipward until the pilot is upslde lown. The machine then completecs the clrtlo and returns to its normal position after a further dive. lefore taking uip Miss T'rehlawkel Da\vies Mr Hlamol loopled the loop :seven times to test his machine-an 80 .p. MIorano-Saulner monoplaneo, Then, with Miss Davles, he climbed to a height of over 1000ft. and described Sperfeoot loop, descending about 300 t. At the top of the second loolp the mnohlne begani to plane...
To the Editor. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 7 March 1914
To the Editor, Sir,-I have read with interest your various correspondents, and have lis tened to various speakers at the so-called indignation meetings on this subject. It is amazing how the leaders of this movement are trying to make the rate payers of Northcote believe that they have been very shamefully treated by the councillors of the central and west wards who have voted against this scheme, but I dare to say that if a vote were taken to-morrow the attitude of these councillors would be upheld, not only by the ratepayers of Northcote in general, but by the ratepayers of the west and central wards. " West Warder" is only one'of many who I know personally, signed the petition arranged by the League in favour of this tramway, but who are not in favour of it. Again the resolutions carried at the indignation meetings have not been as unanimous in feeling as the vote would show. I know many ratepayers who were present at the meeting but did not vote. But supposing the west and centr...