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VICTORIAN JUNIOR ASSOCIATION [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
VICTORIAN JUNIOR ASSOCIATION Preston v. West Hawthorn. This match was commenced at Preston last Saturday, The locals batted first and 239, the last man, W. Blundell, making 48 not out, andwith Robinson 36 added 78 runs for the last wicket. Ryan 33, Sykes 38, Ogden 18. Thomas 41 for G;;. Hawthorn are 43 without the loss of a wichet, Brunton being 25 and Bissett 17. The match will be continued to-day. Preston second eleven (play We:ribee to-day at Wessibee, Train leaves Spen cer street at 2 p.m. I.0.R. competition.,-Northeote com menced a match last Saturday at the east ward park against Port Melbourne. Scores-Northcote, 99 (Fillingham 25 not out, J. Angus 24, Godfrey 12); Port Melbourne, 5 for 42 (H. Angus 3 for 11, Webb 2 for 25). To be resumed this afternoon. Presbyterian association.-Northcote 141 (Richardson 83, Hayes. 81, Adams 17, J. Thomson 15) v. East Brunswick 5 for 107 (W. Thomson 4 for 40). To be concluded to-day. Preston 52 and 1 for 20 v. Clarendon St. 83. To be conclude...
SPEED OF ANIMALS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
SPEED OF ANIMALS. It is believed that no animal has ever exceeded the speed which can be attained by the horse, Instantaneous p)hotographs of one famous specimen showed the full length of a complete stride to be about twenty-six feet. The hare has not in reality the speed of the (log. 'The dog, on the other hand, does not attain the speed of the horse. The giraffe is said to run at the rate of fifteen yards per second under the most favorable conditions. The ele phliant, going at, the rate of two yards a second, carries a weight approxinmato ing to that carried by six horases,
Thornbury Theatre. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
Thornbury Theatre. The programmes presented at this theatre during the week have more than satisfied the public appetite. The motion picture, dancing lessons-tango, turkey trot, etc.-were a much-appreciated novelty; whilst the comedy piece, "Zu za." shown on Wednesday night had everyone screaming with laughter. Amidst the many attractions to be screened to-night the special will be "Widow Maloney's Faith." a gripping Irish drama, and said to be the greatest Irish picture ever produced. There will also be "The Bullfight," in which the sensations of the "' plaza toro" will be vividly pourtrayed.
THE ART OF THE CONJUROR. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
THE ART OF THE OONJUOioH, Science has enabled modern conjur ors to do tricks that would fill the old school of magicians with wonder. Wherever applicable to the stage, the modern magician has adopted the no vol features of inventions, and, com bining them with his sloeight of-hand, has brought forth an entirely new style of magic. A trick performed long ago consist ed of pouring from a single bottle sev oral different liquids into glassea set upon a table in full view of the audi ence. In the first glass was water, in the next wine, in the next milk. The secret lay in the construction of the bottle which was composed of vari ous chiambers. In each of these was placed a certain liquid, the flow being controlled by valves in the bottle's neck immediately under the finger of the ma. gician. The great weakness of the trick lay in this--that the magician d(lid not permit the bottle to go out of his hand to be examined by the audience; but the re cent discoveries of chemists enable the ma...
CRICKET. NORTHCOTE C.C. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
CRICKET. NORTHCOTE C.C. After a break of four weeks pennant matches will be resumed to-day. The first elevens are playing at Northcote and the second elevens at South Mel bourne, During the holiday matches two of Northcote's young players have been performing well for their State. Frank Lugton, the youngest member of the team, playing at Sydney against the N.S.W: colts, made 68 and secured two wickets. Playing for Victoria against New Zealand he scored 36 in good style and captured two wickets. The selec tors have recognised the great promise shown by him and he has been chosen to represent his State in the Sheffield Shield match to be played in Sydney next week. Norman Brown also played a fine innings against the N.S.W. colts at Sydney. He scored 81, and Mr. Worrall commenting upon the play of the Vic torian colts remarked that Mr. Brown was the best player on the side. The committee of the club have deci ded to present each of these players wvith a trophy in recognition of their f...
THE "SILENT SISTERS." [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
THE "SILENT SISTERS." There is a community of women near Biarritz who pass their lives in silence. They live and die in the onvent of the Silent Sisters, and are bured in silence in the little cemetery wilhin the walls of the grounds. At four o'clock, win ter and summer, they leave their bare cells, and for three unbroken hours tell their beads and say their prayers, until they are summoned to their Spar tan breakfast. Two more hours they spend, later in the day, with their ro series and prayers in a secluded cor nor of the chapel, the rest of the day being devoted to work of various kinds and to meditation. In the refectory--a dark, uninviting chamber with sand'dxl floor, along which run wooden tables and bonches--the tables are spread for the midday meal. with an array of brown wator-ijugs and wooden spoons and forks (displaved on coarse serviettes, which take the. place of a tablecloth. During the meals not a sound is heard--a wlhisper even would be a grave offence bringing swift...
USEFUL BYE-PRODUCTS. What Is Gained With the Saving Habit. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
UBEFUL BYE-PRODUOT8. What is Gained With the Saving Habit. By John M. Oskison. Credited to T, T. Munger is the fol lowing;: "The habit of saving is itself an ed ducation. It fosters every virtue. It teaches self-denial. It cultivates a sense of order. It trains to fore thought, and so broadens the mind. It reveals the meaning of the word busi nces, which is something very differ ent fronm its routine." Solf-denial, a sense of order and fore thought are the very vitals of business success. They are enough to will a modest success for anybody. They are not hidden from the sight of anybody but lie within the reach of all. And Mr. Munger believes that by acquiring the habit of saving you will get these essentials as a by-product. Business success means simply using care to see that what comes in shall always be a little more than what goes out. It means being sure that every dollar invested shall bring a few cents more than a dollar within a reason. ably short time, Very soon the busi n...
North ward Letter Pillars HOURS OF CLEARANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
North Ward Letter Pillars. HOURS OF CLEARANCE. The acting Postmaster General wrote to the Northcote council on Monday evening stating that no alteration could be made in the time of clearance of the letter receiver at the corner of Dennis and St. David streets; but that an addi tional clearance of the receiver at the corner of Raleigh and St. David streets would be arranged for 4.30 p.m. daily, Saturdays excepted. Cr. Redmond said the reply was unsat. isfactory, and moved that they write again asking that the hour of clearance be extended to 7 o'clock, when the receivers would be of some use to the residents. Cr. Hayes seconded.-Carried,
HISTORY OF THE SAW. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
HISTORY OF THE SAW. The earlest tool that has been traced in Egyptian history is the saw, It was found first, in the form of a notchced hronzo knife in the third dynasty, or about five thousand years before theim Christian era, aid was followed in the fourth and fifth dynaities by large tootheod saws, which woro used by car penters; but there alre no Idated speci ,ions until the seventh century before the Christian era, when the Assvrians used iron saws. The first kniv?s on reerd were made iout of flint, and woro, in fact, saws with miinute teeth, They probably were used for cutting up animals, as the tooth would break away oven on soft wood. Rasps, which are but a form of saw, wore first made of shoots of bronze punched and coiled round, but the Assyrians in the sov enth century used the straight rasp iuado of iron tiniiilhur to tho modern typo. The memory of ai witneos is usually eitheor too good or too bad.
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
LOCALISMS There were 637 births in Northcote last year. The rate is remarkably high nearly 32 per 1000. The matter of park site on Govern ment land iat Thornbury has been referred to tihe west ward members. A conference of the East Ward Pro gress Associition, N.S.RA., N.S.P.A. and Pender's Grove Association is to be called to consider the advisability of establishing a motor service between the south, the east and the north wards. You will get a full conception of an industrial trouble if you go and see "Germinal" at the Northcote theatre to.night. It is an 8000 feet Pathe pro duction of Emile Zola's masterpiece "Master anti Man." The members of the Preston Ma o ic Order are about to build an up-to-date SMasonic temple on their land in High street. Cr. Allchin, with his family, started on a motor trip to Mt. Gambler (S.A.) on Saturday last, and arrived there on Monday without mishap, even to the ex tent of a puncture. Boy Scouts are very much in evidence at Presl:on just now. There ...
THE INDUSTRIOUS MOUSE. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
THE INDUSTRIOUS MOUSE, Many years ago a studious Scotaman named David Hutton proved that stores of the profitable energy were go. ing to waste among those tiny but active folk, the ordinary domestic mice. In the summer of 1812 I had occa sion (he wrote) to be in Perth. While inspecting the toys and trinkets that were manufactured by the French pris oners in the depot there, my attention was attracted by a little toy house with a wheel in the gable that was rtunning rapidly round, impelled by- the activ ity of a common mouse. For one shil ling I purchased the house, the mouse and the wheel, But how to apply half-ounce power, which is the weight of a mouse, to a useful purpose was the difficulty. At length the manufacture of sewing thread seemed the most practicable. The investigator found that an ordin ary mouse would run on the average ten and a-half miles a day; hlie had one mouse that ran the remarkable distance of eighteea miles in that time. A half penny's worth of oatmeal was s...
Church News. TO-MORROW'S SERVICES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
Church News. ----- -- 4 - TO-MORROW'S SERVICES. The Rev. II. M. Robertshaw will be the preacher morning and evening at the Northcote Presbyterian. The morning and evening services at Holy Trinity, Thornbury, will be con ducted by the Rev. E. Farquharson, M.A. Rev. Mr. Ilaynan will conduct both services at All Saints', Preston. Congrk rational. - Morning subject, ''A ConlLast;" evening, "The Ministry of Angels." lBaptist.-In tIhe morning Evangelist Binney will occupy the pulpit, and in the evening the pastor wxill preside. Mr. Nicholas will speak on "Social Purity" at the Men's Own in the afternoon, The Rev. . O. Knee's evening sub ject at North Preston Methodist Church will be-"Tlhe story of the foolish Vir gins, or Some Useless Lamps."
WHAT PEOPLE DO. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
WHAT PEOPLE DO. By Walt Mason. "I used to insist that this is the best of all possible worlds," remarked the druggist, "but the moro I read the newspapers the more I findl that be lief slipping. There is so niuch ingra titude in tho world that a man can't shako a stick at it. 1 was reading a hideous story in the newspaper this morning, "An old woman in a small Wisconsin town was taken to the poorhouse the other day, and the journey broke her heart. In her better days, when she was able to work and earn money, that woman made a business of adopting children and giving them a chance in life. She reared three iirls, and all of them married well and live in comfort able homes at this hour. And not one of the three would lift a finger to keep the old woman from the poorhouse. Such a story as that makes a man won der whether human nature isn't a rem nant counter affair.' "Before a man makes up his mind to condemn the human race because of such a story," said the village patri arch, "be sh...
East Ward Park. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
East Ward Park. William Wills, secretary East Ward Progress Association, wrote to the Northcote council on Monday evening enquiring if any plan by which the park is to be laid out had been decided, and suggesting that provision be made for a recreation ground, a children's play ground, and landscape gardening, in which work the nmebeirsi of the associa tion were willing to assist. Cr. Smith moved that the gardener be asked to bring up a report. Cr. Glanfield seconded.-Carried,
A GENTLE HINT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
A GENTLE HINT, An old fisherman on the first of every month when salmon was in sea son used to take a splendid specimen to a gentleman who always gave himnt a tip. One morning the gentleman was very busy, and when the old man brought the fish he thanked him hur riedly and, forgetting his tip, bent over his desk again. The old man les itated a moment, and then cleared his throat. "Sir," he said, "would ye be so kind as to put it in writin' that ye didn't give nme no tip this time, or my wifo'll think I've gone and spent it on ruinm " Marcolla: Percival blushes every time lie opens his watch. Waverley: I'll bet there is a woman in the case,. Toaoher. What is the proper time to gather apples, Johnny P Johnny: When the farmor's dog is tied up,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
i HUSBAND'S SKIN TORTURE AND WIFE'S LEO SORES. WVON'sIur. 1)ouIIhli OCue nY ZAM Zam.Buk is daily demonstrating its excellence as a family remedy by our. ing the most. obstinate cases of skin disease and inflamed sores. Two splendid triumphs for Zam.Buk heal ing have just been revealed by Mrs. H. Berry, of Ruth street,Perth, W\V,A, "My husband," Mrs. Berry says' "was caused great pain and disfigurement by an outbreak of itchy eruptions on his face, The disease, a kind of an eczema, first appeared in little blisteirs, which Iurst and formed into running sores. Every effort to get rid of the trouble was fruitless until my husband hap pened to try a ppt of Zam.Buk. "The balm brought him splendid relief. The painful irritation was stop. ped with the first appliction, and as ho persrnvered with it, Zam.-Buk cleared away every eruption and left his skin quite clear and healthy. 'I also have Zam-Buk to thank 'for curing me of a bad leg. Following a a mild attack of fever, the limb sud. denl...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
Church Notices. ALI, SAINTS' CHURCH, NORTHCOTE. Sunday Services: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., Rev, A. C. KELLAWAY, M.A. I OLY TRINITY, THORNBURY I (Railway Parade). Second Sunday after Epiphany. 11 a.m., Matins, Litany, and Sermon, 7.30 p.m., Evensong and Sermon. Preacher at both services: Rev. E. E. FARQUHARSON, M.A.. A I, SAINTS' CHURCH, PRESTON. Sunday Services: Morning and evening, Rev. Mr. IIAYMAN. M ORTHCOTE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (JAMES ST.) Sabbath Services: Rev. H. MAURICE ROBERTSHAW, morning and evening. ORTHCOTE METHODIST CHURCHES. Sunday Services: HIGH STREET. 10 a.m., Brotherhood. 11 a.m., Mr. H. MURDEN, subject, "Old Wells Du Out." 7 p.m., Rev, JOHN ADAMTS, ST. GEORGE'S ROAD. 11 am, Rev. JOHN ADAMS. 7 p.m., Mr. A. S. CLEVERDON. PRINCE OF WALES' PARK. 11 a.m., Mr. S. YARWOOD. ' m., Rov. J. REES TIIOMAs. CROXTON, 11 a.m., Rev. LAWVRENCE TAIT. 7 p.m., Mr. R. WILLS. All seats free. Strangers warmly welcomed, 1RESTON METHODIST CHURCHES. Sunday Services: PRESTON.-11 a.m., Mr. W. J. GRAY...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
Produce Merchants J. A. BOSTOCK, HIGH STREET, NORTHCOTE, W ISHES to thank his patrons for their past favors, and also to inform them that he sells the beat BOX FJREWOOD NEWCASTLE JOAL, ALTONA BROWN COAL, at Melbourne Prices for Oash. Out Green Bone, Victorian Chicken Meal, Pigeon Peas, Canary Soeed and Sand, Kles Shell Grit for Fowls! All kinds of Produce at Lowest Rates. Agent for Northoote of Celebrated Sloklo Brand of R:cTOTEn OIAnon0OAL. Plumbeýrs. J. E. Thomson, Plumber and Gasfitter, 223 HIGO HTREEP, PRESTON. Plumbing in all branohes attended to. Estimates for Sewerage Connections. Gas and Water Laid On. Water Meters Fixoed, Pumps and Irrigation a Speciality. G. CHESSWAS, LICENSED PLUMBER, 7 EraLI STREET, NO?RTHIICOTE. Sowerago and General Plumbing Work of overy description undertaken. WATER NIETERS FIXED, Eatitrp tos Given. Letters promptly attndod to. AinlOllnIICtII e S E. M. KELSO W? ISHFES to intimate to the Public o. Preston and district that he has purchased the old esta...
NORTHCOTE PICTURE [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 17 January 1914
NORTHCOTE PICTURE THEATRE This week's attraction has been wit nessed by thousands. It is a pictorial representation of Zola's great book "Germinal," which deals with indus trialism-the fight between worker and master. It would be impossible to con ceive anything more powerful, anything more realistic, or anything more sorrow ful. The great railway works and min ing scenes are wonderfully portrayed, while the seething discontent of the menn, the work of the agitators, the incidents of the great strike, the light between the masses and the military, and the ul timate calamitous ending of the trouble are presented with surprising realism, and hold with bated breath the interest of patrons for over two hours. There should be a crowded house to witness "Germinal" to-night. Matinee this afternoon as usual. 'The star picture for the new pro gramme, commencing Monday next, will be "The King of tile Air," depict ing the romance of aviation, through the medium of a strong dramatic story. On S...