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Northcote A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
Northcoto A.N.A. Tin.1 usual meeting of the above branch was I eld on March nth, Mr. .!. 13. Newell, vice-president, in the chair ow ing to the absence of the president, who unt'ort jnately was unable to be present owing to having met with an accident. The syllabus item for next Thursday's meetirg is a lecture by Mr. K. Anstey, M.P., the subject is" "Louis Uecke." Members are requested to meet at tram engine house at 7.15 to take part in pro eessiot, which precedes the open-air en tertainment at the park in aid of the Austin Hospital.
Preston A.N.A. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
Preston A.N.A. The usual meeting of the above was held (ii Monday night, the vice-presi dent, \lr. Hartley, inthechnir. The pre sident's resignation was accepted with regret, and Mr. Hartley was appointed to fill the vacancy. A discussion took place on the art-union, and amotion that the br inch support same was defeated; but th&lt;» conference delegates were event ually p iven a free hnnd at the conference. Next night Coburg rifle club team shoot rgainst the locals. Messrs Jarvis, Lewis and Maltzhnn were appointed to take rharge of the debate with North cote.
What He Thought. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
What. He Thought. Recently, two gentlemen, driving along In a waggonette, were smoking, when a spark falling from one of their cigars set Are to some straw at the bottom. The flames soon drove them from their seats, and, while they were busy extinguishing the fire, a country man, who had for some time been fol lowing thorn on horseback, alighted to assist them. "I have been watching tho smoke for some time," suld he. "Why, then, did you not give us no tice?" asked the travellers. "Well," responded the man, ."there are so many now-fancied notions now a-days, I thought you were going by steam."
PROTEST BY CR. PLANT. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
PROTEST BY OR. PLANT. At the meeting of tile Northcote coun cil on Monday evening Cr. Plant formally put in the following protest:— " R J. Plant, a councillor of the Town of Northcote, hereby protests against any expenditure for the installation of the clectric light within the town, in excess of the amount provided for such work in Loan No. !>, as, in my opinion, any expenditure in excess of such amount not having been provided for, would not be authorised in accordance with the provision of the L.CJ. Act, 1903."
She Could Lecture Them. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
She Could Lecture Them. Mr. Frederick Townsond JJartin, whoso new book, "Things 1 Remem ber," has caused a good deal at talk, tells a story o£ u titled lady, well known In society, with very decided opinions on certain subjects. One day she was out at lunch, and tho conversation turned on the plea sures of life. Everyone present gave his or her Idea, of what constituted en j yment, and, at last. Lady Henry re marked in her impressive manner: "For myself, 1 like dinners hotter than anything olso!" "Dinners!" exclaimed her host In a tone of great surprise. "My dear Lady Henry, suroly you are not a gourmet?" "Oh, no," drawled her ladyship; "I like dinners 'because 1 know I am cer tain to have a man on either side of mo who can't got away!"
CHURCH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SUBJECTS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
CHURCH NEWS. TO-MORROW'S SUBJECTS. Nortlicote Presbyterian— 11, "The duties and qualifications ot eldership." Preston Methodist — Evening, "The eagle of her young, or life's lessons and discipline." Preston Presbyterian.—Kev. J. Spit tall will preach morning and evening. All Saints', Preston—Evening subject, "The Jester." Congregational. —11, "The girl who crat4ced the Commandment:" 7, "Cast thy burden upon the Lord." The anniversary celebrations in con nection with the Northcote Methodist Sunday School are announced to com mence to-morrow, when the preachers will be the Kev. Alfred Madsen in the morning. Rev. Val. Trigge in the after noon, and Mr. J. G. Meinbrey, M.L.A., in the evening. The singing by tl^e augmented choir and children of the special anniversary hymns will, as usual, be an enjoyable feature of the services. There will bea.grnnd concert on Wed nesday, 18th March, and the scholars' night will be on the 25th. Northcote Baptist Church. — "The "Vow and Heritage" will bo ...
On the Menu. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
On the Menu. Somo of tlio restaurants havo bills of faro with tlio flyleaf covered with advertisements of various business houses. A man took a scat 'behind one of tlieni, wlion-a waiter appeared with "What wll you havo, sir?" To tlio ut ter confusion of tlio waiter ho leisure ly remarked: "You may fetch mo a new set of teoth In gutta-percha; an Improved sowlng-machlno with patent lock stitch; a box of bilious pills, and a pair of No. 7 Fronch calf-skin boots." Iu a moment the waitor replied, "Wo do not furnish thoso articles." "Then what have you got them on the -bill of fare for?" retorted tlio cus tomer. "What made you quit the club, Henry?" "Reason enough, I can toll you. I worked flvo years to 'bo elected treas urer, and then they Insisted on putting In a cash register."
THE NEW ZEALANDER. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
THE NEW ZEALANDER. The Now Jieulandor is a puritan of tho original stock, and bo possesses most of tho virtues of Puritanism and ail its self-complacency. Ho doesn't denounce tho Arts, but secretly ho deplores them; though ba doesn't ob ject to nil Art Gallery, for that Is somoliow a thing every up-to-date city Is expected to have, along with a sow age system and a destructor. The New JJealander is strictly moral ac cording to ihe 739 Commandments is sued by the Chamber of Commorce, and he also romembers a few of those he learned at Sunday-school. Ho Is ! pro-omlnontly a business man, and i nover puts his damaged goodB in tho window. When he feels that his vlr tuo is burgeoning fooyond hiB capac ity to rotain It ho goes to Sydney for a fortnight; then ho comos back and tells Ills friends how thoroughly shocked ho was at tho goings-on over there—though probably his greatest advonturo lias been an indefinite ap pointment with a peroxided barmaid who has a hUBband and thrnn r.iiildrnn ...
WHY POTTS WAS ANGRY. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
WHY POTTS WAS ANGRY, John Potts, the rich sugar refiner, was fuming over Ills breakfast eggs. "What is the matter, John?" in quired hla wife. ' "Matter? Why, you know how I de test charity subscriptions, and liave all my life. To think that at my age, and with any experience, I should be let In for two guineas to support some charity is more than 1 can stand. PasB the toast. "The other day 0110 of their repre sentatives called and loft two tlckcts at the ofiico for a charity bail to bo given in the neighborhood. It made mo ■wild, for the man know perfectly ■well that I had a conscientious objec tion to such tomfoolery. I have al ways said that I have .worked for every penny of my money, and expect other people to do the same. Pass the but ter. "Everyone .knows that I look upon charity balU and 'bazaars as advertis ing shows lor hypocritical snohs. It never occurred to imc that anyone was ignorant of the fact, even that typist. So, without a thought, 1 rang for her, handed her the tl...
"MAN WANTS BUT LITTLE HERE BELOW." [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
"MAN WANTS BUT LITTLE HERE BELOW." Mnn wantB 'but littlo—that Is true. A. little heiresB bride will do; A little house—or maybe two— In church a littlo cushioned pew. A littlo cottage at the shore Newport 'would do—I'd not ask more. A little mountain shooting lodge, A littlo health to doctors dodge, A little ocean trip each year To Europe or to some place near; A little yacht to places reach In wlntei-tiine—like, say, Palm.Beach. 'A little box to opera hear, A lot of littlejewels clear; A little racing car, 1 ween, And just one tiny limousine. Oh, yes, Indeed! Quite well I know "Mail wauts but little hero below." —"Judge," New York. | Cameos from the courts.—Said a prisoner at Tottenham: "It's the first time I've 'been here." "Well, pay 5s. entrance tee," replied the magistrate. —"Globe."
I.O.R. Inter-Tent Debating Competition. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
I.O.R. Inter-Tent Debating Competition. I On Saturday evening, February 28th, I the final debate in connection with the' nbove took place at the Temperanco Hall, Melbourne, between Northcote and Windsor, the winners of the semi-final. Thei'o was a representative audience, inducing the D.O.R., Bro. W. 13. Rob erts, Director T. Smith, and the D.S., Bro. J. Vale. Thei subject for discussion wus, "Is a White Australia Policy Morally Defensible." Windsor took the allirmative side and Northcote the neg ative. The adjudicators, Messrs. H. W. Mallock, J. T. Packer, and W. S. Turn bull, awarded the verdict to Windsor, why scored 260 points to 282. The indi vidual points were as follows:— WINDSOR. NORTHCOTE. Bro. Rouvray G9 Bro. Gibson 70 Aston 72 ,, Newnham 67 ,, Chinehen 84 ,, l'errin 76 Team work 26 Team work 20 Totuf 250 ' Total 23?
THE GRAND OLD DAYS. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
THE GRAND OLD DAYS. •Mr. Sainsbury, Chief Commissioner of Police in Victoria, says that the old pushes like the Flying Angels, the Crutchies, the Emus and. tlio White Roses, have now quite disappeared.'1 The good ole days are gorn, And us as played the game is left for lorn. There was a time when Crutchies and White Roses Would bash each other's jaws an' ibreak their noses; ■ When shickered blokes that Btaggered 'ome at night ; Would meet us, an' be left for dead all right; When bobbies who annoyed, us on the ibeat Would be 'arf-kickod to rags In every street, Their 'elmets 'broken an' their trous ers torn, Out them ole days are gorn. Th? grand, ole days are gorn. And modern blokes Is only things of scorn. One night there was when overy Bou varoo Was wild to hand. out. stoush to Dock ey Drew. J'" ' " . . ■ " He -was the Flyln' Angels very 'beBt, And so we put the boot into his chest. And eight of us were lumbered when he died, But all acquitted when the case was tried. ; My gosh, th...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
"The very first Suitr ho tailored for mo settled the ques tion. Material, cut, fit, and finish pleased me so well 1 simply couldn't puss him for my next. Let him tailor you a Suit and see if you don't agree with me. , His new 1!)M Suit ings ar&lt;i exceptionally line. Patterns post free if you cannot call. Cr Smith Sr.ami Johnston St. Colling wood *1
He Was All Right. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
He Was All Right. A colonel of tho old school had made a boast that ho hadn't drunk a glass of water in twenty years. One day, as he was taking a railway 'journey, tho train was wrecked while crossing a bridge, and plunged into the river. They pulled the colonel out with a boat-hook, and -when they got him on shoro one of his friends rush ed up, cryiug: "Colonel! Are you hurt?" "No!" lie snorted. "Never swallow ed a drop."
Epping Sports. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
Epping Sports. The Epping Athletic club has issued its sports programme for the annual Easter event. The chief events are— Sheflield handicap (.£8), 220 yards handi cap (£4 Gs), sprint handicap (£2 10s), district handicap (£2). Nominations close March 25th. The usual ball will be held at night
MIDSUMMER DAY. (GO TO BLAZES). [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
MIDSUMMER DAY. (Go-to Bi,azi:s). These flaming skies Quite scorch my eyes, They throb anil ache all (lay; / And then the wind Blows dust unkind That in my orbs will stay. Hot sun is good To fatten food, And ripe the corn for mill; But give to me A shady tree, And music of the rill. A London fog Would choke a dog, But soothe my troubled eye, Come dull and grey November dBy And veil this blazing sky. I am now doing what I have had in my mind to do for a very long time past, that is, to write and say how much 1 have appreciated the very excellent contributions which have appeared from time to time in thu "Leader" from the pen of your able contributor, Will W. His poem "Wintry"-in last week's issue I enjoyed reading very much, and it reminded me of another poem entitled "Midsummer Day"—the very reverse to winter—a copy of which I enclose for publication, thinking it may be of inter est to your readers at this very season able time of the year. This poem was composed in the month of June...
Rifle Shooting. BY BULLSEYE. [Newspaper Article] — Northcote Leader — 14 March 1914
Rifle Shooting. By Bullseyk. Lust Saturday Northcote club held the 1st stage of A. Burgess trophy, 14 shots lit 1)00 yards, the weather being very patchy at times. G. Hook was top scorer oil' the rifle with G4 out of 70. G. ICobelke being runner up. The club intends visiting Uushworth at Easter. Scores:— G. 1 look 01 7 70 G. ICobelke 50 111 09 E. Witcomb 01 5 06 H. Hook 01 1 OS' C. Talmage CO 0 02 A spoon shoot will bo hold to-day, 14 shotB at liUU yards, also team's match' over the same t)isUna\ I