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Lectures on Town Planning, &c. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
Lectures on Town Planning, &c. I'he chairman of The Minimum Allot ment Anti-Slum and Housing Crusade Committee, wrote to the Northcote council on Monday evening asking it' the council would grant the hall, free of cost, lor lectures 011 modern town plan ning in England and garden city methods and co-partnership in housing, also if they would grant their co-operation in getting a grant of .£500 from the Govern ment so that the lectures might be made absolutely free to the public.—Referred o e coni"iittee of the whole 011 motion ol Ci*8. Redmond and Henderson.
Preston A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
I Preston A.N.A. . The quarterly meeting was held in the Bradford hall, the* vice-presidenf, * Mr. J. Bartley, in the chair. A letter was received stating that Northcote would meet Preston in the debate tournament on l(»th March at Melbourne. ♦ The action of Mr. Boyd in making ar rangements with the A.W.A. for the ball, was endorsed. Two new members were proposed. Mr. Parnell won the j card party after a very closc game with j E. Madden. It was decided to hold a smoke night to celebrate the anniversary 1 in April, and arrangements were left to the committee. Mr. Parnell was ap pointed as the branch delegate to the Preston library. Messrs Maltzahn and Dywcr reported on the educational character of the exhibition, and urged members and the general public to attend. Next night there is to be an open night debate, every member hav- 1 ing a say in the discussion, i 1
HAWKERS OBJECTED TO. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
HAWKERS OBJECTED TO. Cr. Smith, nt the Northootf town ■ council on Monday > ve.uinp. presented » ii petition from 13 local fruiterers pray ing the council to do something to pre- ' vent, the invasion of fruit hawkers as against wliom, on thoir free stands, they were heavily handicapped in ha/ing to pay lent and taxes. Cr. Smith moved that the matter be referred to the committee of the"whole to see vliat can be clone. Cr. Woolhouse, who seconded the motion, said the sooner they got to work and got a bye-law passed the better. The liawkers had been a pest in liourke street, but the shopkeepers had now practically driven them out. They were now seeking "fresh fields." They should try and protect their.shopkeepers from them. V On the suggestion of Cr. Plant it whs decided to consult their solicitor as to their powers to stop the nuisance. Cr. Johnson remarked that while he was mayor he had succeeded in ge:ting the hawkers stopped from yelling out.
RIFLE SHOOTING. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
RIFLE SHOOTING. Northcote dub shot the final stage of Captain Brown's trophy, W shots at 200 yds. G. Kobulke was the winner, with A. Weate runner-up and E. Witcomb a point away third. A- monthly miniature competition is being arranged, in which cadets will also ; be able to compete. Conditions at club rooms. I To-day's shoot will be 14 shots at 500 yds. for February spoon. j
DUST NUISANCE. COMPLAINTS PROM NORTHCOTE SOUTH. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
DUST NUISANCE. COMPLAINTS PROM NORTIICOTE SOUTH. U The mayor (Cr. Dennis) on Monday (.■veiling presented a petition from tl. unci K. liailcy and 36 other residents and shopkeepers of Northcote Sou;)i, praying 1 lint the council take steps to minimise the dust nuisance. On the 17th February the dust v/as something dreadful, and as usual there was 110 water-cart there till 10 a.m. Itshofld have lieen there at 7 a. m. The council should endeavor, if possible, to sweep and water the streets daily. Cr. Dennis moved that the engineer report to the committee o£ the whole, and if any relief can be given in the meantime that it bo given. Cr. Smith seconded the motion, which was carried. Cr. Plant—The .council have given instructions for this to be done time after time. The mayor—But I understand that it is at least 15 years since we Imve added to our number of water carts. Cr. Redmond said if the water-carts were used up north the dust would never have time to get down south. (Laugh ter). La...
NORTHCOTE PICTURES. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
NORTHCOTE PICTURES. A programme of special excellence will be screened this afternoon and even ing at the Northcote theatre. The sub jects are of sucli a character that an en tertainment is provided that wins the admiration and applause of all patrons. The glorious and wonderfully impressive representation of "The Lost Chord" reaches the high-water mark of picture production, and all who see it are pro foundly impressed. During the screen ing of the picture the popular baritone, Mr. Robert Mcl.eish, will render the favorite solo with organ accompaniment. For a mirth-maker nothing could be more successful than "Love and Dyna mite" by the famous "Keystone" com edians, which causes shrieks of laughter. The feature lilin for Monday next is a fascinating romance pictured in natural color, entitled "From Circus to Race course." On Thursday next a four-reel picture of extraordinary interest called "Let 'Er Buck" or the great Pendleton round-up, a vivid picture of ranch past times in the go...
DISTRICT STATE SCHOOLS. MORE SCHOOLS AND BETTER ACCOMMODATION. PROMISED. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
DISTRICT STATt SCH30LS. MOKE SCHOOLS AND IiE'l'TEIi ACCOMMODATION. PROMISED. Since the beginning of the year Mr. J. Membrey, M.L.A., lias been in con stant negotiation with the Education Department in reference to more school uccommodation in Northcote and Pres ton. As a result of his energy we nr* in a position to state that in the near future a bettor condition of things wiil prevail. The plan Tor the school to be erected in the west riding of Preston has been prepared, and tenders will be called next week. It will be a brick two-storied building to accommodate 15C0 scholars, and provision is made fcr extension. The design is similar to the CaiiHield school, which is much admired. It has been arranged that application, of the Education Department for 3 acres of the Government land at Thornbury for school purposes, which is in the hands of the Closer Settlement Hoard, will be dealt with by the Cabinet ui Monday next. Whilst this matter is under consideration, and prior to a school ...
Egg-Laying Extraordinary. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
Egg-Laying Extraordinary. Mr. W. G. Swift, whose pen of white leghorns won the winter tost at Burnley some years back and were just beaten for first place in the full competition, have evidently left behind them a strain of layers fully equal to upholding the reputation then won. With a view to proving the reliability of his strain under varying conditions, climatie and otherwise, Mr. Swift and his sons last year entered pens at the Burnley, the Bendigo and the South Australian con petitions. Though there are sixty pens competing at each place, the position of Mr. Swift's birds is seventh at Burnley (with 1315 eggs,) sixth atBendigo (with 1231) and sixth at S.A. (1211) thus putting. up a remarkable record for reliability. The total eggs laid by the IS birds sinSe April last (10 months) is 3757, which conies out at 209 for each bird. By the time the competition is over the birds give good promise of putting up an average of 250 each. It was not so many years back that even a 200 aver...
FIRES IN NORTHCOTE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
FIRES IN NORTHCOTE. A (ire broke out at the premises of W. J. Warden, Bastings street, on Monday morning. The alarm was given by a passer-by and the local brigade was soon upon the spot and succeeded in saying the main dwelling. The (ire originated in a detached wash-house, which with its contents and a number of garden tools was destroyed The pro perty is insured in the Colonial Mutual. On Thursday morning an unoccupied 4-roomed w.l>. house, situated at 2 Lawry street, property ol'Mrs. S. Grib ble, had a narrow escape of being des troyed by lire. The local firemen got promptly to work and soon had the llames under, but not until the rear portion of the dwelling was severely damaged. How the fire occured is ii mystery* The house was insured in the Manchester Company.
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
COMPULSORY INSURANCE Workers' Compensation Act 1914 This Act has passed both Houses of Parliament and will shortly become opera tive. It is obligatory upon every employer of labor (includ ing those employing domes tic servants) to take out a policy of insurance, and failure to do so renders the employer liable to a penalty of .£2 in respect of each uninsured worker, and a further penalty of XI for every week during which he fails to take out a policy. Stott & Bastings Have been specially ap pointed for . Northcote, Preston, and Fairfield, by the leading Companies to issue policies to insurers at lowest rates. All information, rates. &c., at their offices: HIGH STREET, NORTHCOTE (corner Wcstbourne Grove) HIGH ST.; UPPER NORTHCOTE (corner Normanby Avenue) STATION STREET, FAIRFIELD. Tel. 107fi. Auction Sales WEDNESDAY, 4th MARCH. Ato'clock. At the property. HAMILTON STREET, cnr. Christmas Street, NORTHCOTE. By order of the Executor in Estate George Horner. SPLENDID D.F....
NORTHCOTE TOWN COUNCIL. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
NORTHCOTE TOWN COUNCIL. Monday, Fkruitary 'IX Present:—Ci*. Dennis (mayor) Lees, Plant, Smith, Glnnfield, Henderson, Tbarratt, Woolhouse, Kchwaebseh, Hast ings, Johnson and Redmond. Cr. R»»dmond apologised for the ah- ! sence of Cr. MeDonell. who was unwell, also for Cr. Hayes. watkr i:xti:nsions. The Metropolitan Hoard of Works wrote stating they could not see their way to lay water in Clyde street. Cr. Redmond said there was a num ber of houses between Wales and Hamilton streets, and if these were put in the extension would pay. He moved that the matter be referred to the com missioner to again urge the extension. — Carried. The Hoard ab-o wrote stating they could not extend the water to Wilmoth street. Cr. Redmond said people were coming to him every day saying they were only waiting for the water to put up their houses. He moved that this also he i referred to Commissioner Woolhouse. I FIRK ALARM 01.YPK KTUl'I'T. The Metropolitan Fire Rrigades Hoard atoIo stating that the matter...
NORTHCOTE POLICE COURT. MONDAY, 23rd FEBRUARY. [Before Dr. Cole, P.M., and Messrs. Bastings, Plant, Bailey and Smith, J's.P.] OFFENSIVE BEILAVIOUR. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
NORTHCOTE POLICE COURT. Monday, 23rd February.. [Before Dr. Cole, P.M., .aiid' -Messrs. Bastings, Plant, Bailey and ^ Smith, J's.P.] ■ , offensive ueilaviour. [ John Hoey, an elderly man, was charged with having behaved in an I offensive manner in High street on i Saturday night Constable O'Sullivan said he saw defendant misconducting himself in a grossly offensive manner under and electric light while ladies were passing. When asked for his name, defendant spoke ill a disgusting way. Defendant. —The day had been hot, and I had taken a few drinks. I am very sorry. A fine of 10s was inflicted. cash withdrawn. Two young men came up on the charge of offensive behaviour. Mr. Lonie said Constable Frawley, the informant, was away at Bendigo in connection with the death of a rel ative, and the principal witness could not be found. Under these circum stances he was instructed by the police to withdraw the case. Case withdrawn. BOAKDINCi MOVING TKAIN. Joseph Dean, of the Raihvny Depart ment,...
Proston Lodge, U.A.O.D. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
Praston Lodge, U.fl.O.D. The fortnightly meeting was hold on the 16th inst., Bro. W. E. Duvies (Gwalia) presiding over an attendance which crowded the room. The Gwalia lodge officers conducted the business of the evening. Several o/licial visits from various lodges attended. The attraction was the installation of Bro. Fred Sheppard (of Preston lodge) as the district president for the ensuing 12 months. The ceremony was performed by Bro. C. Bunker, P. D. P., who spoke of the enthusiasm which Bro. Sheppard had displayed since the opening of the lodge. The occasion waij a ' "red letter'' night for Bro. Sheppard, who suitably acknowledged the honor done him. Three members were initiated and 13 propositions received. After the dis posal of the business the members adjourned for harmony, items being given by Bros. Haynes, Daniels, Rose, Swale, Baxter, and Gwalia Novelty Band.
PRESTON V. FLEMINGTON AND KENSINGTON. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
PRESTON V. FLEMINGTON AND KENSINGTON. This match was continued last Satur day at Newmarket, the scores standing — Preston, 170; Flemington and Ken sington, 5 for 85. The latter continued : their innings, but were all out for 108 : (Knowles 35, Smith 30, Cross 12; Blun dell o for 60, Mehegan 3 for 30). Preston .in their second innings had lost 6 for 44 when Sykes and Lawson got together and added 77 before Lawson got caught for a good innings of 44. Sykes 33 not out, Ogden 24, and Blundell 11 a)so batted well. Total 141. The locals lost 8 wickets for 91. Blundell 6 for 53 bowled well. Preston won by 62 on the first innings. To-day's game is against the Rich mond City at the Preston oval. ;»;.Preston second eleven met East Mel bourne club eleven last Saturday. Pres ton made 123 (Greenhaigh 40 not out, Barker 25, Wilson 23, Bullough 16; How lett 5 for 36) ; East 7 for 85 (Wyer 4 for 35, Newbound 1 for 5). To-day's game is against Silver Star at Preston. l.O.R. competition.— Northcote c...
CLUB ELEVEN. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
CLUB ELEVEN. The club eleven played, the Richmond Mascottes last Saturday at Merri Park. Richmond were disposed of for 34, and Northcotc compiled 114 (Thishler 27 re tired, Trinnick 15, Sherry 14, Heron 13). Northcote won by 7(5 runs. The club eleven play the Wesley Ramblers to-day at Merri Park.
SHIPBUILDING RECORD [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
SHIPBUILDING RECORD A world's record Is established by the Clyde shipbuilding returns for the your, which were published yesterday (says "The Dally ISxpress" Docember W. Tlio total is 707,000 tons, which Is 120,000 tons belter than hiHt year. The vessels launched Include the Canard liner A&lt;jultania, of f>0,000 tuns, and several battleships, cruiser*, and de stroyers. Messrs. Uussell and Company, of IVirt Glasgow, launched the largest amount ol' tonnage — 86,000, and Messrs. John Brown and Company, of Clydebank, como next with 83,000. Messrs. Brown and the Fairltold Com pany, Govau, both turned out machin ery exeeodlng 200,000 horse-powor.
MONEY-LENDERS' GRIP [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
MONEY-LENDERS' GRIP The troubles o£ a. borrower in the hands of-money-lenders were related when Frederick Knowles, 14, commer clal traveller, of Roman Lea, Cook ham-on-Thames, was charged at Mary lebone with embezzling the money of his employers (says "The Daily Mail"), Knowles's salary, it was said, wan £2 a week, with commission and a sea son ticket. Ills wife, a school teacher, was earning 30/ a weok, and they had no children. When arrested ho handed the detective a list of his de falcations, amounting,to £193/12/6. Tho prisoner now said that tho money was taken to meet tho instal ments due to three money-lenders. The troublo arose when ho took a house at Maidenhead five years ago. lie then owed £50, and wont to tho money-lenders to prevent his,-goods from being seized, "Of course, 1 had * to pay very heavy interest, and ,whon , the instalments became due could,; . not meet them.; I had.: my-mother to^-Vw support as well." He cried,as lie said V "*';: this, and then broke down, "...
THE LUCKY SNEEZE KING OF SOTTO VOCE [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
THE LUCKY SNEEZE KINO OF SOTl'O VOCE (Frum "The Westminster Q^eUo") | A king of Sotto Voco oncc hud tho misfortune to offend, n wizard or his icqualntance, with tho result that ho vvns visited with tho Curse of the Six Categories, Thin was cjulto as bit? a thing as it looks, for It meant that six uttempts would bo made upon the king's person by a specially chosen demon. At the llrst atempt tho ldng would lose his right luind; at the sec ond, his arm; third, his left hand; fourth, his loft arm; lifth, his right leg; and last, his left leg. Tho king, having had sonic experi ence of wizards and their pet curses know that his only chanco was to make the demon-in-charge aim his shafts crookedly. This can done by a smart mortal, but it is necessary to de cide upon a plan quickly, for demons are always very keen to begin their work. They are, however, not al lowed to aim until they have sent a loiter to their Intended victims; that Is one-of tho laws relating to curses which you will find ...
NORTHCOTE V. NTH. MELBOURNE [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
NORTIICOTE V. NTH. MELBOURNE | These matches will be commenced to day, the first elevens at North Mel bourne and the second elevens at North cote. First eleven—Bailey, Beg#, Bill ings, Brown, Chesswas, Daley, Hiscox, Mitchell, Studley, Vernon andYeomans. Second eleven—Ahern, Friend, Heron, Hamilton, McPhee, Plant, James (2), Tressider, Wilkinson, Yeomans. A cab will leave the town hall for North Melbourne at 1 o'clock sharp.
SECOND ELEVENS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 28 February 1914
SECOND ELEVENS. Northcotc resumed batting with 8 wickets down, and carried the total to 275 (Studley 10G, James 41, Wilkin son 21, James 19, Heron 18, Tresidder 16, Horn 17). The wickets were se cured by Naismith 3 for 25, Nyman 3 for for 42, Carter 2 for -19, Birrell 1 for 30. Collingwood made a very feeble resis tance and were dismissed for 1*18 (Cat lin 3-1, Naismith 27, Roberts 22, Nyman 30, Brooks 28). Wilkinson 5 for 29 and Ahern 4 for 52 both bowled splendidly. Collingwood, who had to follow on, lost 7 wickets for 92 when time was called (Nyman 21 notout, Grigg 14, Newbound 10; James 3 for 15, McPhce 2 for 24, Yeomans 1 for 6, Tresidder 1 for 1. Northcote won on the first innings.