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WINTRY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
WINTRY. Oh, England is a mournful place, Djirk arc the days of dull December, When last I saw the sun's red face I'm sure I cannot now remember. I mins the blue-gums sternly tall, The moonlit plains, and inter alia I mi is old friends, hut most of all I i liss the sunshine of Australia. Alof i the storm-gods howl with glee, That having gathered all together The gamut of inclemency They serve it up to us as "weather!" Blea« is my daily portion here, Ard by some strange climatic blunder Innuite another hemisphere 'I he sun is shining 'way down under. The nir is supercharged with grief, While moisture drips from slate and " shinple; And though it gives me small relief My tears with Nature's often mingle. Wild is the wind that whins the tree And breaks the leafless limbs asunder, One radiant thought still comforts rile. The sun is shining 'way down under. With mist and snow ami sleet and hail Across the landscape daily streaking, And he it blizzard, blast or gale, The heavens simply kee...
BOWLS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
BOWLS. Thornbury Bowling Club have put up a lirst-raU" record lately ill 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 (> points. Thornbury A v. Elsternwick District, played at Thornbury. ELSTERNWICK, !M. Cunningham, Cohen, Moran, Sarah 20 Johnson, Overend, Pennington, Hons 18 Clapham, Prior, Taylor, Hamilton .. 29 Somervillc, Sinclair, Stott,'Nivcn .. 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 .. 34 Turner, Donagan, Hattam, Masaon 31 Lizard, B...
IN VOLCANO'S CRATER PHOTOGRAPHER'S ADVENTURE [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
IN VOLCANO'S GRATER I'llOTOCJllAPIllOlt'.S ADVISNTUIU'J ; "With two, thousand feet of photo graphs'of tho very bowels of Vesuvius hi his travelling bag, Mr Frederick tturliiigham arrived In London yes terday (says "Tho, Pally News anil TiOadcr" of January 2). Four days before CliristuinH lie i olimbod down into the heart of the burningmountain, and at a depth of 1200ft. (or nearly u (juarter oT u mllo) stayed for twenty minutes to talce a series of moving pictures. At any moment lie ami hi« two Italian com panions might have boon burnt to cinders or Idown to atom?*. • CONTJiAST IN TWO OlSSCJINTS Only mire before 1ms tlic crater been explored to such a ilcptli. bast'year Pror. Mnltadra. of the A'csuvlim Ob servatory, made the ploneor descent, but ho made it under carofully-choson conditions, and with Ideal equipment, and nearly nil his photographic plates wtire ruined by chemical action. Mr Hurllitgham had Hobson's choice in the matter of conditions, could not procure even one servic...
EPPING SHIRE NEWS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
EPPIKG SHIRE NEWS. Tim Epping council notifies ratepayers thnt interest will be charged at the rate of 0 per cent, on all rates not paid be fore "the 31st Morch. A grand ball is announced for St. Pat ricks night in tlio shiro hall as adver tised. The art union will be drawn dur ing the evening in the presence of tho president and councillors of the shire.
WOMAN'S LOOP IN AIR "A WHIRLING DELIGHT" [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
WOMAN'S LOOP IN AIR "A AVHIIITjING DELIGHT/'"' - .Tho first, woman. to loop the loop in • tliu*-ahv (says "The Daily.r Mall" of > January 2)- is.Miss Trohawkc- Da vies, ■.who; experienced this thri|ling Henya jtlon, yesterday- as, a, passenger. with, iMr, Gustuv. Hanioli at Hendom Aero-.: jdromc.Miss Trohawko Davies is also Hho/flrst> passenger, to loop theloopJn, .ISngland. ' ?.'>■-In looping? tho. loop, tho airman as condsto a considerable height- and idlvoH vertically, for,. some' distance, then, suddenly bringing his muchino. buck to;tho horizontal find: forcing: its nose upward until tho pilot*!» upside down. Tho machine. then completes tho elrclo and returns to itn normal position after a further dive. Before taking up Miss .Trehawkc Davies Mr Ilamel looped tho loop soven times to test his machlnc—an 80 h.p. Morane-Saulnler monoplane. Then, with Miss Davies, he ellnibod to a height of over 1000ft. and described a perfect loop, descending about ItOO ft. At the lop of t...
PRESTON POLICE COURT. TUESDAY, 3RD MARCH. [Before Dr. Cole, P.M., and Messrs I. Barrow and J. T. Ellison, J's.P.] WIFE SUES FOR MAINTENANCE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
PRESTON POLICE COURT. Tuesday, 3rd March. [Before Dr. Cole, P.M., and Messrs I. Barrow anil J. T. Ellison, J's.P.] wifk SUES for maintenance. Ilanna M. Smyth proceeded against her husband Thomas Smyth for leaving her without adequate means of support. Mr. A. S. Wilkinson (Home anu Wil kinson) who appeared for plaintiff, stated that on a previous occasion com plainant had applied to the court for an Order for maintenance, but the case was dismissed. Since then defendant had refused to maintain his wife, and had gone away from her. and a summons had been issued to obtain an order for maintenance. Plain ti/t', who stated that her mar riage took place in County Cavan, Ire land, in 1871, gave evidence that since the case in court 8 weeks ago her hus band had not supported her, and she had no other means .of livelihood. Her husband had served the tenant of a house he owned with a notice that witness was to be paid no rent. She had received no money from her husband since last October,'.wh...
WOMAN OF TO=MORROW IMMEDIATE FUTURE OF FEMINISM [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
WOMAN OP TO-MORROW IMMEDIATE PUTUU15 OP FEMINISM (By CI. M, Swumvlck in "The Daily News and Leader.") 1 hero is otic thins one would like feminism to do nt once, and that Is to change its name to humanism. The great change, which has been coming over the humanist movement uf late and which has been Increasing the velocity of. the movement so that one feels it will In the near future sweep In all humanity, Is that It Is becoming a working women's movement. It Is turning women who never worked be toro into workers, and it is touching the greyest lives of toiling mothers with warmth and light. In England, the movement began In the middle classes, and some of Die most effective stimu lus was at first given by men. It now receives its velocity and mass mainly from women, and these masses are the working women. Humanism is a far wider creed than a merely political one. It has its roots in social necessity, and, deeper still, in ethical and religious Klght. It Is based on the psychological...
COCOANUT GROWING PROFITABLE ENTERPRISE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
COCOANUT GROWING ."profitable ENTERPRISE. I .During the past few years (says "The J3ally Telegraph") the constantly-rifling price of Uio products of the cocoanut palm tree 1ms not only attracted the at tention or tropical planters engugod In the production of thc-nuts and manu facturers In Europe and America.who employ cocoanut-oll, or^colr, In thoir Industries, but also Interested financiers desirous of finding new outlets for capital. The advance in prices have been phe npmlnnl. A very few years ago copra —that is, dried kernels of the cocoamit from which the oil Is obtained—could be bought nt from £10 to £12 per ton. The market quotations yesterday for tho same article were from £30/15/ to £32 18/n per ton, an increase of nearly 300 per cent, in about ten years. The cnusoH of this remarkable inflation tiro not far to seek. It is simply duo to the fact that the production of cocoa nuts Is insuniclcnt to keop pace with tho world's demands. Cocoanut oil has long been In use for the ...
BUSY BIEBRICH [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
liUSVlULOIlltlOU I 'Blobi'icli, .where: the v Into , Db.\va;er Que$ri yt a\xwlen wiis?; born u'i1 where tdic; \vuh; married hi 1807* Is (H.iyx J -The WeAtmlnHJvi%';':Ci/»ku116,'Y>- ,n buny little lowii: on .th^ bank of the Rhine, I jlose not far from Wiyt»n&lt;w;~I.tH : oopubi tl-m or: u'»ou 20,000 ttnda employment In the fac orlcs-. find -foundries whoso c-'iiimv.VK are aueli a conspicuous- feature of th * and'wip". T'io Jitn Ouopii was'horn In the palace of.thn Dukci 4" Nt'-jh-vui which is ,«!tuatrd at l.h&lt;» lower &lt;«ml »' the town. The building, now owno I by the Grand Puke &lt;»l' Luxoinbour:: >vas begun hi HMW. and lintshed a'mn'' 1749. Th" pirk In whlrh It stands *>oasts a On- uvcnuu of chestnut trees •is well as a miniature castle, erode 1 ; 'u 1803 on the spot once occupied by | the Imperial Palace of. Lewis the CJer I man, who "raided here, it is said, In I 874.
Slaughterman's Rise in Wages. MAKES MEAT INSPECTOR DISSATISFIED. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
Slaughterman's Rise in Wages. MAKES MEAT INSPECTOR DIS SATISFIED. Albert Howse, meat inspector, 011 Monday evening wrote to thu Preston council, as follws:—In view of the large increase of wages granted to slaughter men, viz., £4 a week. These men are under my charge. And the large in crease of meat inspectors' salaries, yofj can see the invidious position I hold in getting the same or lower salary than some of these men. Therefore I beg to apply for ail increase of my salury to £260 pel' annum. ' , Cr. I'aterson said he understood the Blaughtermen were in the employ of Mr. Alexander, and not under Mr. Howse's chargo. He movod that the matter bo referral to thu committee of the whole and that Mr. Howse be asked to attend. He (Mr. Howse) may be able to sth:>w how they could lincrease li s salary without raising that of the senior in pjctor. I 1 The motion was carried. '
BANANAS AND TOMATOES DIET IN WINTER. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
BANANAS AND TOMATOES DIET IN. WINTER'. I Ne.il. street, r*orig-acro (says '"lhe Daily TelegrAph" ofJ/inunry 9),Ih not an .attractive thoroughfare. Narrow* dark and cheerless, frequently crowded and noisy, such is this passage connecting IGovent-gnrden with the aristocratic neighborhood of Bloomsbury. Yet at times the place is interesting to those who! like to study many places of Lon don life. In tlic little street may be seen, at times, hundreds of costermon gers, intent on securing supplies of fruit.. It Is an anxious, busy throng; each member of tlie fraternity waiting Impatiently to ho served. Ah a rule it is In the summer that this rlnlto Is most thickly populated, tlmt being the season .when the demand for fruit is greatest. ' * Seldom throughout the winter months arc scenes of extraordinary activity witnessed in that obscure corner, hut tho beginning of the present week proved to be a notable exception. T&irly on 'Monday morning Neal street was erowded with men whoso ...
PRESTON CHILDREN'S PICNIC. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
PRESTON CHILDREN'S PICNIC. This annual event seems as popular as ever, attracting an attendance of about 900 (three train loads) to Mordi alloc on Wednesday. There was be hind the concern this year a splendid working committee, with Colonel Bruithwaite, president of the Shire, at its head, and Mr. H. Booth secretary. There was a free response to the col lectors' solicitations, and funds were more than ample to provide everything for the comfort and pleasure of the children on the usual generous scale. A few items in the commissariat may be interesting: — IGOIbs ham, 3301b cake, 100 41b loaves, 61b tea. 22 cases apples, 5 gala, concentrated milk, 2001b lollies, lOOdoz buns, 601b sugar, 561b butter, and 5 gals, raspberry vinegar. When we mention that this vast collection was all consumed it says much for the gas tronomic accomplishments of Preston children, sharpened seaside appe tites even being allowed for. Every thing was carried through with out a hitch, and it was very evident th...
PAMPERED ANIMALS PIGS MANICURED. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
PAMPERED ANIMALS IMGS .MANICUU'ED. i-.ivo sliiwp/ wealing what appeared to be linen' blankets to keep' their', wool clean, wore among the maiiy unfamiliar features yesterday of the exhibits at thQ Royal,- Agricultural Hall, which is ; being, rapidly turned intu nn eriorinous^ farmyard and cattle shed: for two open-; lug ortlio nnriuiri -SmUhfloUVghow by tlVe King on Monday (says^'Thc Daily J3x press," December 6K ' The remarkable manner in which fan'dldates for Smlthtteld homu\ pre pare for their ordeal Is disclosed in the following interesting article:— MAKING A CHAMPION. Townsmen who go to SmlthtlcUl to see their prime beef or bacon in the ori ginal seldom give much thought to the care with which the beasts on show arc selected and fed. Prize animals are not picked up haphazard and then merely fattened for the show, as no championships would be won that way. The owner of u pedigree herd looks over his animals carefully when they are still young, and selects those which seem most l...
NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON ELECTRIC LIGHT AGREEMENT. AMICABLE ARRANGEMENT IN SIGHT. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
NORTHCOTE AND PRESTON ELECTRIC LIGHT AGREEMENT. AMICABLE ARRANGEMENT IN SIGIIT. At the meeting of the Preston shire council on Monday evening the follow ing recommendation came up from the committee of the whole:—"Letter from Town of Northcote re electric light agreement.—That the Northcote coun cil be written to requesting them to complete the agreement by attaching the necessary signatures and seal, and expressing the Preston coun cil's willingness to amicably discuss, in conference with the Northcote council, the matter of the extra cost of the cable necessary to complete the scheme, after the completion of the agreement." The resolution was carried, every councillor supporting it with the excep tion of Cr. Allchin, who thought the conference might be held first. In the eourie of a discussion it was pointed out that Preston entered into the agreement on the understanding that they were to pay a lump sum of £(>00. Councillors, however, freely ex pressed thuir willingness to hon...
WAFER OFFENDS WITNESS DAMAGES AWARDED [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
WAFER OFFENDS WITNESS DAMAGES ' AWARDED iwr duiiii uuurics uurr, a peusiunew police sergeant of Sunbury, was awarded £26 damages .In? the■ ■ l4iw Courts yesterday (say**"The "Daily Ex press," December G) in liis Hbeliaction against Jlr John Monry Scott and Miv Daniel Collins, also of, Sunbury. The statements . complained' of were con tained In circulars charging Mr Gurr with having held up to ridicule the Eucharist wafer. The. jury also-' returned a verdict for Mi* Gurr on Mr, Scott's counter-claim for. damages, but as thojudgo had left the court judgment was not entered Mr Albert John 13ovay, a retired: ClvlV servant, of TccWIlngton, who was tho ilrst witness yesterday, said he was a. member of tho Church of England, and uttended St. Allmn's Church, Ted dlngton. "In August, 1900," he added, "Mr Gurr attended, a meeting at Teddlng ton and alluded to tho fact that Father. Stanton, was going to, preach at-St. Alban!s, producing a large and a simill Wafer., Tho large wafer foltt io. t|...
PRESTON INSPECTOR'S HORSE. GETS INTO POUND. QUESTION OF PROSECUTION DISCUSSED. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
PRESTON INSPECTOR'S HORSE. GETS INTO POUND. QUESTION OK PROSECUTION DISCUSSED. At the meeting «f the? Preston council on Monday evening tin; following recom mendation came up from the committee of the whtfle— " Ue impounding of the inspector's horse—That the inspector's horse must not roam at largo over the council's property." Cr. Paterson moved and Cr. Howe seconded the adoption of the recom mendation. Cr. Crispe said he did not think the explanation given by tiie inspector was a reasonable one at all. He (theinspec tor) had just as much right to be prose cuted when his horse is found roaming the stroet as any other person. The question had been raised that the person who brought t he horse to the enclosure was not a person authorised to impound and they would have no case in court. He (Cr. Crispe) was of a ditl'erent opin ion, and moved that the summoning officer be instructed to proceed against the inspector. Cr. Hricknell seconded the amend ment, saying lie thought if tlie insp...
FIRE AT NORTHCOTE FACTORY [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
FIRE AT NORTHCOTE FACTORY At 10 minutes to 12 o'clock on Satur day night a lire broke out at the boot factory of Clayden Bros, and Mclntyre, situated at the rear 315) High street, Northcote. The lire, which was first noticed by Constable Gorey, seemed to originate under the floor, along which it quiekiy spread. The Northcote lire bri gade was soon on the scene, and quickly extinguished the (lames, but not before considerable damage was done to the centre portion of the building and 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.
LOCALISMS [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
LOCALISMS Owinp to the mayoress (Mrs. S. Den nis) being away at Rallarat on ollicial business she will not be nt borne until Ibe second Wednesday in April. Cr. K. »J. Plant, J.P., bas received at the bands of the Chief .Justice, Sir.John Madden, an appointment under the Marriage Act 1890 to give consent to the marriage of minors. Mr. .J. Mclvor, of Mansfteld street, an ex-president of the Northcote Hor ticultural Society, was last week ap pointed cashier in the Victorian Rail ways Department, a position he is eminently qualified to (ill. Vivian-J. Mnnkey, son of Mr. .1. \V. Mnnkey, Preston 'State School, was very successful at NVes'ey College last vear, coming out dux of his form, gain ing his junior public and winning the Wells Scholarship. Cr. and Mrs W. Smith, who are h >li day-making at the Lakes Entrance, are I having a delightful time, and will return ! during the next day or two. , Mr. Harold Johnson left Melbourne last Saturday by the Ceramic, for Eng land. Prior to leavi...
CHURCH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SUBJECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
CHURCH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SUBJECTS. Holy Trinity—Evening, "Our Need." All Saints', Preston—7.30 p.m., "Be Thou Clean." The application of Thornbury Presby terians to be made a mission charge has been granted. The boundaries are to be fixed after consultation with the North cote Presbyterian committee. Anniversary celebrations in connec tion with Northcote Methodist S.S. commence on Sunday, 15th March. Preston has been declared u separate charge by the Presbytery of Melbourne North, and a supply committee has been appointed to look out for a suitable pas tor and they hope in the course of a week or two to be able to make an an nouncement to tho congregation. The Rev. J. T. Robertson, M.A., has been appointed interim moderator. Baptist Church.—Visiting preachers as advertised will occnpy the pulpit next Sunday, the pastor being absent on an niversary engagements. The Men's Own will be addressed by the Rev. A. Neville, his subject being—"A Nation to be Won." Methodist Conference changes...
POLICEMAN A FRIEND FIRST NIGHT IN LONDON. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 7 March 1914
POLICEMAN A FRIEND FIRST NIGHT- IN LONDON. I (By u Stranded Australian in "llio "British Australasian.") ; Night was closing in as,; tired: and weary,; after, a day's vain search for work, I turned my steps to the Em bankment—that lust refuge of -London's homeless. . Biff Ben was striking sovon as I sank, almost exhausted, one one of, the scats. Soon I began to dose fit fully, conscious oven in my sleep that it wns growing very cold. I dreamed of my old home in the Australian. bush; of the days when, even as a boy, I used to help "round up" the cattlo with tho crack of my long lashed stock whip; I lived once again that terrible day Avhen the floods burst from the Blue Mountains, sweeping away the homo stead and all the cattlo which had not accidentally strayed to a place' of safety. In my dreams I recalled the old college days, and—most vivid recol-. lection of the day on which the Chancel lor presented mo witli my testamur. How proud my father was. That brave old farmer whom no mis...