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COBURG BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
cOBURG BRANCH. The Coburg branch of the A.N.A. held its quarterly meeting in the Town Hall on Thursday, 26th nIt., the pre sident (Mfr. J. Hi. Hammond) occupy ing the chair. There was a large at tendance and three new members were elected and welcomed by the president. Mr. J. R. Nicholls presented the bal ance sheet of the social held for the purpose of raising funds to provide a drum and bugle band for the local battalion of cadets. The profit (over L-5) was forwarded to the Area Off cer (Lieut. Anderson). The president and secretary reported having been present at the ceremony of opening the local branch of the I). and C. U.F.S. Disoensary. This branch be ing cuntitl.d to two delegates on the committee. Messrs. J. A. Hammond and G. H. Monks were elected as dis pensary delegates. After the business of the branch was concluded, about 50 members (including the ladies of 'be A.W.A.) took part in a progres sive euchre pnrty. and- there was keen: competition for the prizes. The win ners...
TABLE MANNERS IN THE 'FORTIES. ADVICE ON ETIQUETTE FOR DINNER PARTIES. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
TABLE MANNERS IN THE 'FORTIES. -- -+- - ADVICE ON ETIQUETTE FOR DINNER PA RTIES. Dinner etiquette seventy years ago was the etiquette of strict conven tion. Young hostesses, on their probation to the role of chatelaints, had not less to learn than the shrinting debu tanre. Women were expectedto show so much becoming emoticii in those days. that it seems almost to have ibec:n a pro-arranged matter when they were to swoon, when to'look coy, wh.n aprdaud. when--for a change- follow their own inclinations. To read an old etiquette. look of the 'forties is to live once more in history. Those were the days when th:ere was a chivalry of food. Th? presence of a woman reade a re markable difference in the manners of the table. '" We do not expect," says an old manual of that period, writtea for the benefit of the young American man ensociete, "a lady? to eat beefsteak and onions, washed down with beer or porter. She will scarce!ly cat pork or drink nhisky. T'ro eat ravenously involves eating...
Brunswick Mechanics' Institute. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Brunswick Mechanics' Institute. The position of the Brunswick Me chanics' Institute is deplorable. About 2.5 years ago, when Brunswick had a population of about 15,000, the num ber of subscribers was about 200. Now when Brunswick has a population of 0100, the number of members has dwindled down to 45. The place is rapidly falling to pieces through sen ile decay, sadly neglected, and- alto gether tile institution presents an ap pearance of desolation which is bey3:ond description. The sooner the new gov. cuing body goes to work the better for. the whole conmuunit.y of Bunswick.
THE DUTCH NIGHTINGALE. OTHERWISE THE FROG. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
THE DUTCH NIGHTI1NGALE. ·t. - 4--g--- . * OTHERWISE THE FrO);. The ''Dutch nightingal-.?" :? frogs have been called, are more :,r less fa oured of the human race. Accord ng to Pa-sel the aq'uatic iifr of Holland can be hea-d t :ece t il: off, and th_ huge bull-frogs ccrt:l n'" nakeo tL tren;rndous noise foi. their sze, pulling out their dhce s to an enor mous extent, and b l' .i':' aimost as loudly as the quadril:' ,ds from Which they get half their name. Frogs eat insects of all k:inds, but they must have them ali.e and mov ing. If a frog's head is cut niT it will appare-ntly live and ijump about for hours, while it can li.e for 8everal days when st:ri'red of it.s skin, and has beni said ino get a fresh one and recover. Su.h eperi- ments are, however, botl baribaro'u and useless. The female frog will lay from six to eleven hundred eggs at a time, which float at the top of the v:ater in a jelly-like mass. In about fifty days there as nma:y lively yo ng1 tadpoles: but it takes over t...
The Road to Prosperity. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
The Road to Prosperity. In a leading article dealing with the p?rosperity of New Zealand, the 'Age' on 24th February made the (to it) ex. traordinlary confession that 'it is be yond question that a bold forward pol icy of land and taxation reform adop td at a critical pinch, gave the stini. ulus which placed ithe dominion in the van of both commercial and political well-being.' Note that it was not the adoption of high protection, which the ' has always told us will make Australia prosperous, hut land and taxation reform of a kind which the -A ', has always failed t&lt;- support. whenever there appeared to he an op portunity of its adoption in this coun try.-' Progress.'
Turned Him Down. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Turned Him Down. 'Do you really mean it. Mr Spooner. when you s?ay 1 am the best girl in the world ?' asked a young lady of an ardent admirer. 'Indeed I do. Dora.' responlded the young mlan. '1 y it again-vou are tho best girl in the world. 'And the lovelie.t. 1 think vyo said : 'The loveliest w'ithout doubt." 'I think you said somiething about my accomplishments, too?' 'I did. I said they excelled those of any other girl.' 'I believ-e you called me sweet?' 'A sweeter woman never breathed,' quoted the ardent lover. 'You used the word perfect, too, did you not ?' '1 did. I look ulpon you as the pink of perfection, propriety, and modesty, the empress of my heart, the peerless onle amongl the beauteous creatures of your sex, a maiden adorable, enchant. ing, and worthy of the hand of the best man on earth. Say the word that will make me the happiest man on earth, my own Dora.' 'Before I give you an answer. Mr. Spooner, I should like to ask you one question.' 'A dozen, itf you like.' 'On...
Australia to the Front. IN THE CYCLING WORLD. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Australia to the -Front. IN THE CYCLING WORLD. Australians are well to the front at present as regards cyclists. During January the following Australians were in Paris:-Clarket, Goulett, Grinda, Spears, McNamara, and Shep. herd, who are racing on the track; and Keefo. Munro, Kirkham, Snell, Bell and Piercey, who are preparing for the road. The track men have just. come over from America, where they have had a very successful season. Goulett and Grinda got second in the Paris six days' race, Goulett be. ing beaten by a wheel'by Hourier, a Frenchman. Clark had an accident on Sthe second day and had to retire, but he received compensation by receiving San offer from Brussels to compete in a Ssix days' race there. He is to receive 50 per day appearance, besides what he might. winr McNamara is also to ride in the same event: and he is to Sreceive £15 per day appearance. Of I course McNamara has yet to make his Sname on the Continent, as this is his r first visit. Clarke is very popular w...
Votes For Babies. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Votes For Babies. Now that it. is pretty well assured that women will vote, it is time to arouse public sentiment. in favour of votes for babies. The awful state of our local and Impeiial government shouts aloud for infant suffrage. It is vain to look for puriity in government until the ballot is in tho hands of the really innocent. Let the babies vote! Taxation without representation is a horrid thing, and the baby uemanuds justice. Ha-o mans infant property owners aie paying taxes to-day and are yet refused tue ballot! It is an outrage! Who but babies are tit to plan stump u ary legislatiou iiffccting the milk habit tand maitters relainug to the tax on paregoric: Crushed by the cruel supremacY of male and fe male adult suff rige the infant is fore c-t to imbibe eighti *tw o varietuic ot artificial baby food, mnd it has no re lief through the b llot. The baby and the gentle. -Potted moo-cow for ages walked anud in hind t- consumer and producer. and it infint suffrage were granted t...
Population and Land Values. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Population and Laud S Values. - ----+------- .'1 ·;y . .. Enquiry is being made as to when Melbourne and suburbs will have a population of 1,000,000: At the pre sent time the population of the metro politan area is about; 650,000. The nor mal rate` of annual increase is roughly 30,000. In ten years' time this in crease would equal 300,000, which,. added td 650,000, the present popula tion, would make- the riesidents:of -Mel a siaburbs number 950A)00 in 1924. eint hoievei for a stwio ,ort thitr~be bks during thi.s period, it is quito safe to assert that in 15 years' time the population of the me tropolita-i area. will be 1,000,000. This is not a surprising number' when it is remembered th* Buenos Ayres, the capital of the Argentine Republic, had at the end of 1912 a population of 383,000. In 14 years' time the pop ulation" of Brunswick will not be less than 70,000. Brunswick only has 12 persons to the acre, as against 37 in Fitzroy, which has only one-third the area of Brunswick. Cob...
Brunswick Rifle Club. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Brunswick: Rifle Club. The 17th shoot took place on Satur day, March &lt;,th, at Port Melbourne range. The shooting was: 14 shots at 900 yards. The scores count for the Don, Hartley, and Yeomans trophies: T. Highct ........ 59 13 70 E. Esnouf......... 62 6 68 i-I. Templeton ...... . 47 16 63 A. Synmons ... ..... 56 5 61 J. Lyle .......... 54 5 59 L. Dusting ........ 53 4 57 J. Young.......... 52 4 56 A. Bayntun......... 51 4 55 W. Smith .... . .... 51 4 55 A. Slanter .; .. .... 47 8 55 A. Johnston .. .. .. 49 5 54 E. Clement ........ 45 10 55 T. Harper ......... 41 9 50 P. Anderson ......... 43 4 47 G. Rice .. .... .. 40 5 45 A. Rice ......... 37 6 43 'I think Thinnie is about as mean a man as I ever met.' 'I thought he was rather a generous sort of fellow. He once purchased a threepenny raffle ticket off me, but I believe he forgot to pay for it.' 'That is just like him. Do youi know what he has done now?' 'No; what?' 'His wife is very ill, and he has re moved to a house ne...
BOWLS. PRINCES PARK BOWLING CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
BOWLS. PRINCES PARK BOWLING CLUB. There has been nothing of much note to chronicle in the history of the above club during the last mont]o or so. The A 4-'s, B 4's and B 3's have 'bitten the dust' in their sections, and succumbed to better and luckier teams. The redoubtable Robert Nor mand pulled off the chanmpionship of the club, for the second year in suc cession, and well merited his victory. On tricky glreens Bob is a Grand Mas ter. However, in the Champion of Chamnpions match with Westmore Ste phens, played at. Carlton, Normand struck his colours and was ~isily- de feated. The A 3's have completed a success ful season by winning their section, and are 'top dogs' for the present. They met Fairfield for the third time on Saturday at Carlton. and an excit ing contest took place, resulting in a win for Princes Park by the small mar gin of 4 points. The following are the scores: Princes Park-74. Caven. O'Meara, Clemence, Dun can .... ................ 27 Ceollings, Ipsen, Thompson, C...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
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Friendly Societies. A.N.A. BRUNSWICK BRANCH. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Friendly Societies. A.N.A. BRUNSWICK BRANCH. At tlhe last fortnightly, meeting of the above society the president (Mr E. W. Tregardh) presided, and there was a good attendance of members. Ten candidates for membership were elect. ed, and part of theo.number being pre sent received a cordial welcome from Mr; ,Billsborough, nwho was in attend* ance -on behalf of tfeet Comniuittc.. TIhe resignatiOn tr?u~i pressitre of business, of Mfr. B. Robin- son, as commnittee-nian, was received and accepted, "with regret. Messrs. C. W. Osborne and C. Symons were no minited to fill the vacancy. Mir. C. W. Milnes gave an interest. ing and detailed report of the Metro politan Committee work, urging mem bers to support the Education Exhibi tion then being held. Mr. C. Harding reported that the local Council had secured a block of ground for the erection of a Technical School. Mr. R. Walker, in his capacity as Dispenusary delegate, spoke on the do ings of that body, which had on the 21st inst. opened w...
I.C.C.A. CARNIVAL. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
I.C.C.A. CARNIVAL. The following are a list of events to he run at the I.C.C.A. monster car nival (afternoon and evening), on Sa turday, 21st March:-- Ralf. Mile SDrint;i I.C.O.A. Wheel Race; Hlour Teams' Race;, I.C..A. Premiership Club. Races: Whippet Races ; Terriers; Amateur Foot Races.. Cobuirg \will probably run a race, and all new. mem bers are eligible to enter. T. Fisher has not announced his team mate for the Hour Teams' Race. He has had several good offers. It will not be sur orising if he teams with C: Mutton. They are both good riders, and will prove a formidable pair. C. Jones (Co burg) will probably team with V. War rick (Carlton). E. Stretton is in train ing, and will be riding in the Coburg Club Race. A list of the riders will be in this&'column next issue.
CYCLING HEIDELBERG SPORTS. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
CYCLING HEIDELBERG SPORTS. The annual sports meeting at Hei delberg was held Saturday, 7th March. The tLoburg Club met at the club rooms, at 2 p.m., and journeyed to Heidelberg in a body. There was a good attendance. The day was un comfortably hot, but did not inconve nience the riders or onlookers. There were refresuhment stalls, merry-go round, hoop-la, sheep judging, foot racing, bicycle racing, and all tio enjoyment experienced at a well-organ ised sports meeting. It was a flat track. but, in forming an opinion, it is vastly inferior to the Vellodrome track, Coburg. If that is the case, then with such fine places as Bruns wick and Coburg, and an up-to-date gravel track, a good cycling club, and hundreds of enthusiastic supporters of cycling and foot-racing, and two har riers' clubs, why a monster sports meeting could not be run at the Vello drome track. Bell street, Coburg? The result of Heidelberg sports are as fol low : Half-Mile Bicycle Event. Three Coburg Club members (E. Bi...
SHIPWRECKED MAZDA LAMPS AND THE SEQUEL. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
SHIPWRECKED MAZDA LAMPS AND THE SEQUEL. The "Electrical Times," reported, when the "Oceana" foundered some time back, that a number of cases of Mazda lamps, consigned to Bombay Town Hall, went to the bottom. The report concluded by saying that, "dredging operations are proceeding, and we have not the slightest doubt, that in the event of one of the boxes coming up, its contents would be found in tact" The sequel to this (vide the "Elec trical Times" six months later) is in teresting: In a paragraph headed, "A prophecy justified," they state that of 100 Mazda lamps recovered. only 41 per cent. were in any way damaged--the remaining 95 per cent. being in perfect condition. This is yet another proof that Mazdas are mechanically strong, and will withstand rough usage.
Brunswick Police Court. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Brunswick Police Court. * WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11. Before Messrs. P. R!. Tierney, G. F Atyco, J. W. Fleming, and A. P. Lord, J.P.'s. CHARGE OF ASSAULT. Hugh RI. Davies, of Eveline street, was charged with unlawfully assault ing Henry Williams, a driver, in the employ of H. Bradford, livery stable r keeper. r Mr. J. 31. Shannon appeared to 1 prosecute, :and thle defendant conduct- t ed his orln case. The Complainant stated that on S- t turdlay, 28th FAbruac;y, he was en-:l .d in driving a pieni, party. He had to call at Whitaker's factory, in l: r kly street, when defendant (who was driviing a hnawker's car t) objected to witness taking up so inuch room. a iWords ensued, and d(eft ndant accused witniss of 'fitting' a friend of dlefen lant's. tHe invited n itness to get dlawn and fight, but witnr,'ss declined. as he had his horses to look after. In a minute or two defendant st, ppcd on to the wheel and step of the d. rg wit ness was dri-ing and struck hinm a vio lent blow under the jaw. H...
SLIGHTLY MISTAKEN. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
SLIGHTLY MISTAKEN. The.two brothers had been apart for years, but Jack had contrived to return from the Colonies in timet for the family reunion. After the dinner, which was of such a kind as to make the wanderer realise that there is in deed 'no place like home.' Jack drew his brotheir aside, and over a hi. ciiar produced a photograph and sani. seon, What sheepishly: 'You see that group'? To: ?e tlhat - -'-.lirttle girl in the front row ell. it's on -her. accgunt that 1've c(&lt;lo 1om11. -Mari, ioe's perfec.t. Her face ha.s ben before me in all my wandrinis. a n, I determined that I would ,ark'e a for' tune and then conme hom and lay it at her feet. Yes, I know it was an' old fancy to take, but there, TI'm like that. And, now that I've made the money I've come to you to help nme find her.' 'My dear old fellow,' said Fred, kindly, 'don't taKe it to heart; but 'Is she married ?' 'It's not that: but that is a photo of young Tom M-----. He's a member of our amateur dramatic cl...
Death of Mr. Thomas Pembroke. GOVERNOR OF PENTRIDGE. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
Death of Mr. Thomas Pembroke. GOVERNOR OF PENTRIDGE. Coburg residents. and especially those in any way connected with the staff of the Penal Establishment at Pentridge, were shocked to learn on Monday eveoning of the death of Mr. Thomas Pembroke, Governor of Pen tridge, which occurred in Dr. O'Harn's pirivate hospital, after an operatin for appendicitis, the immediate cause of death being peritonitis. The deceased, who wa-s born at Kil kenny. Ireland, in November. 1851, went through the service in the Penal Department from the lowest to almost the highest riung on the ladder. Prior to his connection with this department he was iil the old Victorian Perman.ent. Artillery. After going through the various grades in the Penal Service, he was appointed in May last year, on the death of Mr. Edgar. to the po sition of Governor, and it is no exag geration to say that he was the most populari occupalnt of the office there has been. Kindly, courteoous and even teupered, hlie secured tl affec(...
LESSONS IN GEOGRAPHY. [Newspaper Article] — Brunswick & Coburg Leader — 13 March 1914
LESSONS IN GEOGRAPHY. A schoolmaster was taking a class of boys in geography, the lesson being the islands of the world. The boys were asked to give the name of any island which came to their minds, but their knowledge had reached its limit, and the class had dome to a stand still so far as islands were concerned. 'Come boys.' said the master. 'Is there no one here who can give me the name of another island?' But no answer came from the class. 'Now; then.' said lhe., 'to help you a. little. Sunposing I were a piece of land. and all around (pointing) was water. What- island should I repre sent ?' The answer he expected, of course, was, 'The Isle of Maln.' But a bright. boy, very eager to answer, said: 'Please, sir, the Scilly Tslands.'