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CRIMEAN VETERAN STIRRING CAREER. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
CRIMEAN VETERAN STIRRING CAREFIJR. At the Inquest, held at Woolwich yes terday, on Thomas Squires, 83, a pen sloner from the Royal Engineers, who lived at Westdale road, Plumstead, a son of the deceased man (says "The Daily Telegraph" of January 7) stated that deceased enlisted in the Royal Sapt pers and Miners (subsequently the Royal Engineers) in 1847, and was dis charged in 1871, Over eighteen of his 291 years of service was spent abroad. He first took part in the first Kaffir war, and on returning from the Cape he volunteered for service in the Cri. mean War, and was present at the slege of Sebastopol and other engagements. He was one of the first to go to the Crimea, and one of the last to leave, He held the first Kaffir, Crimea, and Turkish medals, and possessed three good-conduct badges; he retired with the rank of sergeant. Despite his long war service he was never wounded. The evidence as to Squires's death showed that at the end of November deceased was knocked down by two...
Epping Shire News. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
Epping Shire News. ()n St. Patrick's night, 17th March, a grandt ball is to be held in the shire-hall. At 9.30 p.m. in the presence of the president andl councillors of the shire, the art-union will be drawn, blocks in cunnection with which must be forwar ded to the Riev, J. J, JEan to-day.
QUEEN'S UMBRELLA [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
QUEEN'S UMBRELLA Queen Mary was the central figure In an amusing incident on Monday, (says " Lloyd's Weekly News" of January 18), when she paid a sur 'rise visit to Norwich and spent seve "al hours in the city visiting the shops, '"h, cathedral, the hisho)p's palace, and the castle. IHer Majesty was accom panied by Princess Mary and Princes lenry and John. the party motoring wver from Sandringham. After taking ",nmheon with the bishop the Royal visitors were shown over the cathedral. In the afternoon they went into the city and did some shopping, and tfterwards vilited the castle museum, which was opened by the King when Duke of York, nearly twenty years ago, HIer Majesty was with him on ,t occasion, and she was now de lighted to renew her acquaintance with this historic building. She went into the dungeons, and on the rain pints, and expressed herself as ihtrmod with the view from that ex tlted posltion. The young Princes in particular enjoyed the visit. An embarrassing incident oc...
Travelling Facilities in Northcote. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
Travelling Facilities. In North. cote. A well attended conference, consist. ing of delegates from Northcote South Ratepayers, Northcote South Progress, Pender's Grove Settlers' and East Ward Progress Associations, was held at Mr. Creak's workshop on Saturday last, Mr. Findlay (president of E.W.P.A.) in the chair. The chairman apologised for the absence of Crs. Smith and Mcl)onald, who through pressure of business were unable to attend; Hle stated that the object of the meeting was to consider the advisability of establishing a service between the north, south and east wards. A resolution, moved by Mr. Williams and seconded by Mr. Hannah, "'That this conference is in favour of, and strongly supports, extended travell ing facilities: through the eastern ,ortion of the town, linking the north and south wards," was unani nously carried- Messrs Phillips, Jen kins, Baker, W, Dennis and Darragh also spoke in favor of the motion, It was decided to appoint one dele gate from each association...
BATTLE OF BISHOPS KIKUYU AND ITS ISSUES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
BATTLE OF BISHOPS KIKUYU AND ITS ISSUES. (By A.G.O. in "Daily News and Leader.") When the heather is dry a small spark will set it alight, and the flames will travel far, That Is the explanation of the fierce conflagration that Is raging In the Anglican Church to-day. The spark that fell at Kikuyu in June drop ped innocently enough, upon a train that led straight to the powder maga zines of the Church. That the storm shotld have come from Africa is in ac cordance with precedent. The desert, we have been told, Is the lome of the heresy. And yet It would be difficult to conceive a people less likely to be con cerned about orthodoxy or heterodoxy than the simple pagans who dwell in the highlands of the Klkuyu country, east of Victoria Nyanza and a little south of the Equator. They are an in nocent folk, living primitive lives under their chiefs, wearing strange ornaments and subject to the magic of the artful medicine man. THE TWO BISHOPS, To them, enter the misslonaries, They represen...
NORTHCOTE PICTURE THEATRE [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
NORTHCOTE PI CTURE THEATRE Pictures are ever on the improve, The progress made, in production and subject, during the recent years is mar vellous. Picture programmes that sur prised and pleased, say half-a-dozen years back, would not be tolerated to-day Still the limit has not been reached. Millions of capital has been invested, and and gigantic and enterprising manufac turing Lirms are doing their utmost to out-do the other follow, with the result that a very high form of picture enter tainment has become the common rule in leadingi theatres. At the Northcote theatre this week the piece de resistance is "The Battle of Gettysburg," a story of the American civil war, presented with vivid realism. It one of the finest war pictures ever screened, and will be shown this after noon and evening. Another ripping picture is a Vitagraph circus sensation, entitled "The Fruits of Vengeance." Tragedy and comedy will be the features of the programme commencing Monday next, while on Thursday a co...
TROUBADOUR PRINCE NEW NOCTURNES. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
TROUBADOUR PRINCE NEW NOCTURNES, Prince Mirlio, the second son of King Nicholas of Montenegro, who arrived in London on Monday (says "The Daily Explress" of January 7), gave an inter view to an "Express" representative yesterday. It will be remembered that the Prince won many laurels during the recent war, wheli he persisted in sharing the hardshlps of his soldiers, and nearly lost his life before the walls of Scutarl. The ten months spent in the marshy region of the River Boyana, when Prince and soldiers were constantly in territory where the mud caine up to their knees, has, however, told on the health of the Prince, who has been or dered to the Iliviera by his medical ad viser, He leaves to-day on his way to the south of France, but will spend a few days in Paris on business, "Chis busiiies is in connection with lily favorite pastime music," Prince Mirko said to the "Express" represen tative, "I have decided to publish a dozen or so of umy latest comipositions, as I am anxious to...
PENDER'S GROVE STREETS. CR. HAYES REPORTS ON THE CONFERENCE. NOT COMPLIMENTARY TO CLOSER SETTLEMENT BOARD. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
PENDER'S GROVE STREETS. CR. HAYES REPORTS ON THE CONFERENCE, NOT COMPLIMENTARY TO CLOSER SETTLEMENT BOARD, Cr. Hayes on Monday evening re ported re conference with Ministers and Closer Settlement Board regarding Pender's Grove streets. The Minister, he said, took up rather a hostile attitude against the council. It had been repre sented in the Press that the council had been given money to spend all over the estate for street making. But they had only been granted £4000, and that was for streets west of Newcastle street, That was in 1907. All this had been expended except £110), which they could not spend owing to drainage diffi culties. The Minister wanted to know what the council was prepared to spend, but he (Cr. Hayes) told him they were pot prepared to spend anything, Cr. Plant.-Didn't the Board agree with the nurehnuer. to meke the street:. Cr, Hayes.- Yes; but the Board is in a hopeless state of muddle. They don't know where they are. At a recent con ference the Board agreed ...
NORTHCOTE ELECTRIC LIGHT SCHEME. THE SUPERVISION OF WORK. OBJECTION BY CR. PLANT. CR. HENDERSON'S REPLY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
NORTNCOTE ELECTRIC LIGHT SCHEME. TIHE SUPERVISION OF WORK. OBJECTION BY CR. PLANT, CR. HENDERSON'S REPLY, At the Northcote town council meet ing on Monday evening when it caime to ,the passing of accounts in connection with electric light installation, Cr. Plant said he noticed that all the accounts had been passed by Mr. Howitt, who had evidently been supervising the work. If the contract with Mr. Ashman was turned up it would be found that he was supposed to supervise; but he (Cr. Plant) was,informed that Mr. Ashman came out very seldom. Yet he is paid 5 per cent. forsupervision. The accounts c before them were passed by the com mittee last Monday night, and were signed by Mr. Howitt and Mr. Ilender son, but only that day Mr. Ashman had I been out and signed them. lie (Cr. Plant) did not think Mr. Ashman had seen the work at all. The whole thing was a muddle. Here was a man getting 5 per cent. for supervision that he didn't do. tie (Mr. Ashman) had made a threat that he would char...
Epping Sports. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
Epping Sports. The Epping Athletic club has issued its sports programhmo for the annual Easter event. The chief events are Shefileld handicap (X8), 220 yards handi cap (£4 5s), sprint handicap (£2 10s), district handicap (L£2). Nominations close March 25th. The usual ball will be held at night.
THE DOCUMENT COMPLETED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
TIHE DOCUMENT COMPLETED. The secretary of the Preston shire wrote to the Northcote council on Mon day evening requesting this council to complete the electric light agreement by attaching tie necessary signatures and seal. When that is (lone the Pres ton councillors are willing to amicably discuss in conference the matter of adjusting the cost of the extra cable necessary to complete the scheme. Cr, Henderson, chairman of the elec tric lighting committee, moved that the agreement be completed as requested. Cr. Plant seconded, saying he was perfectly satisfied they would get a fair dleal from Preston. The motion was agreed to unanimously
PROTEST BY CR. PLANT. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
PROTEST BY CR. PLANT'. At the meeting of the Northcote coun cil on Monday evening Cr. Plant formally put in the following protest: " F. J. Plant, a councillor of the Town of Northeote, hereby protests against any expenditure for the installation of the electric light within the town, in excess of the amount provided for such work in Loan No. 9, as, in my opinion, any expenliture in excess of such amount not having been provided for, would not be authorised in accordance with the provision of the L.G. Act, 1903."
CLUB ELEVEN. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
CLUB ELEVEN. The club eleven playei Clayton at Clayton last Saturday. N orthcote br t ted first, Price and Mitchell opening, but at 22 Plice was caught after nim&lt; ing 1.1. BIa:es came next, but lost his wicket second ball l,b,w, Trott fol lowed and lm exhibition of hitting fol lowed. Trtt retired aft(r getting 52 and Mitchell retired for 16. Trinniek 15, Burley 10, Dunn 9 not out. North cote lost I. wickets for 15', and at c:ll of time Clayton had lost 2 wickets for 85. Northcot, play Forntree Gully to-day at Fcrntree Gully. Players catch the 1.35 train from Flinders street.
PRESTON V. RICHMOND CITY. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
PRESTON V. RICHMCND CITY. This match was concluded last Satur day, the locals being de:.eated by 59 runs. Lcoes-City, 2.43; Preston, 13,4 (Ryan 55, Froebel 44, Lawson 17, Howe 11, Nanker",is 13), , There will not be a match to-day ow ing to the s:hool sports being held in tne park, The two Preston schools will play a match, starting at 1 o'clock. The I'reston clu are providing the material. Preston second eleven journeyed to Ashburton last Saturday and won by 6 runs, Scores-Ashburton 53 (Wyer 4 for 23, Newbound 2 for 20, Greehalgh 3 for 1); Preston, 59 (Jones 21, Newbound 10 not out). To-dlay's match is against the Railwcys at the Coburg cricl.et ground on turf, play to strrt at 2 p.m. Woodstock v, Northcote Druids. Last week the Woodstock club was favoured with a visit fro.u the North cote )ruics. The visitors arrived in large numbers full of enthusiasm, w:th a novelty Land and many good voices, It was indeed a jovial crowd. The Druids are well known in the cricl:et world, and thei...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
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LONDON TRAFFIC MAGNITUDE OF PROBLEM [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
LONDON TRAFFIC MAGNITUDE OF PROBLEM The sixth annual report of the Lon don Traffic Branch of the Board of Trade, issued last week as a Blue Book (Cd. 7190), indicates (say "The Times" of Janaury 16) the magnitude of the problem confronting the tralilc authori ties of London. After giving details of the area and population of Greater London, the report explains that the Outer Suburban Ring, with a radius from the centre of London to the cir cumference of about 30 miles, comprises an extra 2115 square miles approxim ately, with an additional 1,219,788 in habitants, giving in all a total popula tion of 8,471,146 to be considered, spread over an area of 2808 square miles. This vast population exceeds not only the population of Ireland, Scotland, and the Commonwealth of Australia seve rally, but even exceeds that of the Do minion of Canada, with an area of 3,730,000 square miles and a population in 1911 of 7,205,000. A very interesting table shows the enormous growth in the numbers of pa...
INVENTIONS OF 1913 [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
INVENTIONS OF 1913 During the year just closing 30,000 applications have been made for patents in the United Kingdom, the total being practically the same as last year (says "The Daily News and Leader"), Aeronautics have once more attracted the attention of the Ingenious, some five hundred of the applications dealing with flight. lBut locomotion on terra firma is still found in the fol'remlost place, over 2000 applications having been filed for patents relating to rail ways and motor and other road vehi cles. More than one fortune has been built upon a simple idea-boot protectors are a ease in point. There are no indica tions that the simple inventions of 1913 will produce a golden harvest, but there are many of great Interest. One Ic, a paper wardrobe, consisting of an airtight bag made of paler, in,which wearing apparel may be enclosed. Since the invention of the campstool collapsible articles have been patented. This year the articles coming under this head include a collapsible ...
FREAK TROUSERS AMERICAN IDEA RIDICULED. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
FREAK TROUSERS AMERICAN IDEA RIDICULED. Some of tus (says "The Dally Tele graph" of January 7) remember Mr Walter Pfasmore's exultant exclama tion in "The Earl and the Girl"-"It ain't the coat wot makes the man; why, denmme, it's tho trousers." So, evi dently, think certain sartorial exports in America, when they suggest, as we are told, that fashion is about to pro scribe to the "nuts" on the other side, nether garments that shall be "slashed" or "slit," just as women's skirts are, according to the prevailing vogue. Of course, the prospect of "slashed" trou sers opens up--s it were-endless pos slbilities, even to the average male mind. We seem to see visions of open work socks vastly more elaborately embroidered than they are now in Dudeland, Also do there seem to loom up enchanting dreams of fairy foot wear, bejewelled shoe-strings, and dainty garters-with, perhaps, a bit of airy trilling thrown In. For, once you open the floodgates of fashion at the trousers seams from tilhe knee...
THE RETURN OF DAVY [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
THE RETURN OF DAVY (By Archie Gilkison in "The Glas gow Weekly Herald,") When Davy returned from abroad, after an absence of some fifteen years, he had great dflficulty in locating the whereabouts of his one and only rela tive, his brother Andrew; but, dogged and painstaking inquiry won the day, and Davy learned, through a source which he least expected of being of any value, that his brother Andrew resided at Mossvale Villa,,Swankhill road, W. To this address Davy ac cordingly bent his steps one evening, his big deep chest tingling with a varl oty of emotions, ".My word," he muttered, as his eye fell upon \Mossvale Villa, standing in all its Jerry built ma;esty in its own grounds, "my word, if this is Aundra's hoose he's gettin' on in the world, But it's inconceivable, This'll be wan o' thao boardin'-hooses, and I'll wager Aundra's only wan o' the lodgers," In response to his ring - the brass bell-pull had such an immaculate polish that he was almost afraid to touch it the door was...
FEEDING FOR EGGS. [Newspaper Article] — Preston Leader — 14 March 1914
FEEDING FOR EGG8, There are many who do not give their birds soft food in the morning as they consider it costs more than hard corn, and so indu es loss, but this idea Is a mistaken one, as fowls fed once a day on meal will produce (if a good laying strain) at least 30 or 40 eggs more per birhd during the year In comparison with others kept under exactly similar conditions that are fed on hard grain, It must be re membered, too, that these extra eggs are produced in the winter months with the !breakfast soft 'fond, just at the time when eggs are most valu able. One reason why soft food In the morning is most beneficial to the fowls is that the hard corn or grain takes a certain time to soak into the gizzard; but the soft meal passes in to the system immediate:y, and the fowl is nourished at once, so that no time is lost, and the flesh or eggs are produced with less exertio.1 than If hard corn were given. It pays better to give the soft meal once a day, viz., in the morning, and this...